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Historic New England

January 27th, 2016 · Uncategorized

Casey Farm awarded grant from The Champlin Foundations

SAUNDERSTOWN, R.I. – Historic New England received a $35,500 grant from The Champlin Foundations to fund a historic preservation/adaptive reuse project at Casey Farm in Saunderstown.

The grant supports Historic New England’s goal to build capacity at Casey Farm to better support the growing number of programs, partnerships, and community benefits at the historic site. The funds will be used to transform the former tenant space into offices for our public program and preservation activities and create a meeting space for farm and community use. The project will preserve the historic fabric of the building, while improving the interior infrastructure to support the expanded administrative space.

Historic New England plans to introduce a Southern Rhode Island Site Manager position at Casey Farm that will be responsible for continuing to build public engagement, creating and running new public programs, and overall administration of the site. Office space will provide a base of operations for staff representing a range of services and programs including development, visitor experience, property care, and our easement program, when they are involved in Rhode Island projects.

About Historic New England

Casey Farm is one of thirty-six historic properties owned and operated by Historic New England, the oldest, largest, and most comprehensive regional heritage organization in the nation. Historic New England shares the region’s history through vast collections, publications, programs, museum properties, archives, and family stories that document more than 400 years of life in New England.

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January 26th, 2016 · Uncategorized

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Massachusetts To Raise Awareness About School Choice

January 25th, 2016 · Uncategorized

This Week: 271 Events in Massachusetts to Raise Awareness About School Choice

Governor Baker proclaims “School Choice Week” in Massachusetts; the Bay State plays key role in largest celebration of educational opportunity in US history.

National School Choice Week begins today in Massachusetts and across the country. There are 271 events planned in the Bay State to raise awareness about K-12 school choice, and 16,140 events nationwide.

The events in Massachusetts, which are independently planned and independently funded, include everything from information sessions and open houses at schools to rallies, policy discussions, and movie screenings organized by community groups.

Governor Charlie Baker and the mayor of Springfield have issued official proclamations recognizing January 24-30, 2016 as “School Choice Week.” “School Choice Week provides families in Massachusetts with the opportunity to research and evaluate the K-12 school choices available for their children in time for the 2016-2017 school year,” said Andrew R. Campanella, president of National School Choice Week.

“The Week also raises awareness of the importance of providing every child with effective education options.” With a goal of raising public awareness of effective education options for children, National School Choice Week will be the largest celebration of education options in US history.


According to National School Choice Week’s organizers, families in Massachusetts can use the Week to look for K-12 schools for the 2016-2017 school year. Parents in the Bay State can choose from the following education options for their children: traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, online academies, private schools, and homeschooling.

In some parts of the state, open enrollment policies allow parents to select the best traditional public school, regardless of where the school is located. The state also has a program allowing qualifying children, in some cases, to receive scholarships to attend private schools.


National School Choice Week is an independent public awareness effort spotlighting effective education options for children, including traditional public schools, public charter schools, magnet schools, private schools, online learning, and homeschooling. The Week runs from January 24-30, 2016. For more information, visit

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Sail Newport

January 24th, 2016 · Uncategorized

Summer Youth Sailing Program


Online Registration Open

Sail Newport has opened its summer Youth Sailing Program registration at

Summer sessions are offered on all skill levels for youth ages 5 and older. The boats used in the program include prams, Optis, Bugs, Club 420s and J/22 keelboats.


Interested families are urged to sign up by February 14 as the sessions traditionally sell out immediately.  

Students are notified of their acceptance by February 19.

Program fees for confirmed students will be due after February 19 but before March 11.

Financial aid program is available through an application process.

For pricing, times and session schedules check the website . For more information email:


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Attleboro Arts Museum

January 23rd, 2016 · Uncategorized

Garden Party!

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Celebrating 20 Years of the Attleboro Arts Museum’s Flower Show

March 17-20, 2016

Thurs-Sat: 9:30am-4pm, Sun: 12-4pm


MUSEUM: The Attleboro Arts Museum involves audiences of all ages and backgrounds in the visual arts through diverse educational programs and engaging arts experiences. We work to support the creative and artistic development of both promising and professional artists. The Museum is a privately supported, non-profit arts institution whose core commitment to Arts for Everyone guides the Museum’s programs and operations.

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Feehan Annual Science Fair

January 23rd, 2016 · Uncategorized

Feehan Science Fair Winners

A BFHS Science Fair Winners 2016

PHOTO: Front row, from left: Paige Bernhardt, Grace Chiodo, Naman Madan, Alexander Khabbaz, and Caleb White.  Second Row: Sarah John, Molly Keefe, Nicole O’Brien, Madeline Bosse, and Lara Szczepanowski. Third Row: Meredith Blaise, Christine Schremp, Cassandra Schifman, Ryan Hutchins, Grace Daniels, and Owen Price.  Fourth Row: Jordan McBride, Sam Carter, Juliana Phillips, Benjamin Simmons, Katherine Beadle and Hope Allard.

Bishop Feehan High School announced the winner of its annual science fair.  Students who placed or received Honorable Mention will go on to the regional competition in March at Bristol Community College in Fall River. Ninety-seven freshman and sophomore students presented projects to 30 judges. 

The keynote speaker, 2006 alum Dr. Derek Cornetta, DDS from Attleboro Falls Family Dentistry, told students how seeds were planted, during his years at Feehan, for his love of biology which ultimately led to his profession as a dentist.  He also described his fascination of how dental health plays a role in so many health-related issues, and how his career choice been life changing.

Legacy Award:

Hope Allard (Pawtucket)  - Essential Oils as Antibacterial Agents

Science Honor Society Award:

Owen Price (Mansfield) – Temperature Effecting Battery Efficiency

 Excellence in Visual Presentation:

3rd Place: Molly Keefe (S. Walpole) – Effects of Different Fertilizers on Sunflowers

2nd Place: Paige Bernhardt (Franklin) – Got Mold? Using Preservatives to Prevent Mold Growth

1st Place: Grace Daniels (N. Attleboro) – The Effects of Diet on Seahorse Reproduction

 Honorable Mention:

Benjamin Simmons (Taunton) – Which Drink is Best to Prevent Dehydration

Nicole O’Brien (Wrentham) – Which Dish Soap Dissolves Oil the Best?

Lara Szczepanowski (N. Attleboro) – Slippery Slopes

Molly Keefe (S. Walpole) – Effects of Different Fertilizers on Sunflowers

Jordan McBride (Cumberland) – BBCOR Bats vs. Wooden Bats

Ryan Hutchins (Norton) – Exploring Chemistry Within a Supercooled Solution

Alexander Khabbaz (Lincoln) – Do Video Games Make You Smarter?

Naman Madan (N. Attleboro) – A Different Angle of Solar Energy

Caleb White (Mansfield) – Salting the Earth: Road Salt and Plant Life

Juliana Phillips (S. Attleboro) – The Effects of Radiation on Daphnia

Samuel Carter (Cumberland) – How Texting Affects Spelling

 3rd Place:

Grade 9: Madeline Bosse (Walpole) – Soil Erosion

Grade 10: Cassandra Schifman (Mansfield) – The Numbers Don’t Lie

2nd Place:

Grade 9: Sarah John (Norton) – Biodegredation

Grade 10: Katherine Beadle (N. Attleboro) – Clean Energy with Algae

1st Place:

Grade 9: Meredith Blaise (Canton) – How Gender and Age Affect Racial Implicit Bias

Grade 10: Grace Chiodo (Walpole) – Effect of Global Warming on Shellfish Filtration

 Best of Fair:

Christine Schremp (Attleboro) – Determining the Ecotoxicity of Titanium Dioxide

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“Hedwig and the Angry Inch”

January 22nd, 2016 · Uncategorized

Sing-along with cult movie classic, Hedwig and the Angry Inch to benefit Community Radio for Cape Cod


 Presented by WOMR/WFMR & REEL MUSIC


TIME: 6:00PM – 9:00PM

LOCATION: Davis Space in the WOMR Schoolhouse

494 Commercial Street, Provincetown MA

TICKETS: $10 suggested donation

PHONE:508.487.2619 /

 PROVINCETOWN, MA January 20, 2016 — Join Community Radio of Cape Cod (WOMR/WFMR) and REEL MUSIC radio show for a special sing-along screening of John Cameron Mitchell’s iconic, cult classic movie musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001), shown on the big screen at the WOMR Schoolhouse’s Davis Space.  Proceeds will benefit WOMR/WFMR Community Radio of Cape Cod. Lyrics and popcorn provided. Door prizes and beverages are available. Join the sing-along on Sunday, January 31st at 6:00PM. For tickets and more information visit

 “Visionary rock firepower…” – Rolling Stone Magazine


 A transsexual punk-rock girl from East Berlin tours the U.S. with her band as she tells her life story and follows the former lover/band-mate who stole her songs.  Hedwig and the Angry Inch is rated R.  The film may not be suitable for children under the age of 17, and we ask parents not to bring children under the age of eight.  Running time: 95 minutes.


 Reel Music celebrates the music from Films; scores, and plain old good music that makes you remember times you saw the films being played, or discover new music that you haven’t heard before. Anything from Silent film music to current films. It can be heard on the 1st and 3rd Saturdays of the month from 9 pm to midnight.


 WOMR is a noncommercial, nonprofit educational community radio station offering an eclectic blend of music and spoken-word programming since 1982 and broadcasting from Provincetown, Massachusetts—making it “outermost radio.” WOMR is not affiliated with any educational institution and derives its financial support from listeners, businesses and funding organizations. More information at

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Tiverton Four Corners

January 22nd, 2016 · Uncategorized

Calligraphy For Children


Saturday, February 6, 2016


Phone: (401) 624-2600

3852 Main Road

Tiverton Four Corners, RI

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RIPBS: “Homeless In Rhode Island”

January 21st, 2016 · Uncategorized


 Documentary Encores January 31 at 6 p.m. on Rhode Island PBS

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PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND (January 21, 2016) - With a major winter storm looming for the weekend, Rhode Island PBS announces its encore presentation of a local documentary about homelessness in Rhode Island.

Direction Home accompanies seven homeless Rhode Islanders over seven years, after the shelter where they were housed, the Welcome Arnold shelter in Cranston, was demolished in 2007. Rhode Island PBS presents Direction Home on Sunday, January 31 at 6 p.m., as part of its ongoing local documentary series, Rhode Island Stories. Periodically over the course of making the documentary, filmmakers find and re-interview the seven individuals to update stories of where and how they are living. The film chronicles the efforts of housing activists, tent city residents, and service providers, working together to provide the homeless with a direction home. The film explores reasons people become chronically homeless and why Housing First policies are ultimately effective in ending homelessness.  

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Made possible by support from the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities and Brown University, the film was made by Hilary Silver, independent filmmaker and professor of sociology and urban studies at Brown, and her students. Silver produced an earlier documentary, Southside: The Fall and Rise of an Inner-City Neighborhood, which has aired on Rhode Island PBS.

WSBE Rhode Island PBS transmits standard-definition (SD) and high-definition (HD) content over the air on digital 36.1; on Rhode Island cable services: Cox 08 / 1008HD, Verizon FiOS 08 / 508HD, Full Channel 08; on Massachusetts cable services: Comcast 819HD, Verizon 18 / 518HD; on satellite:  DirecTV 36 / 3128HD, Dish Network 36. WSBE Learn transmits over the air on digital 36.2; on cable: Cox 808, Verizon 478, Full Channel 89, Comcast 294 or 312.

About Rhode Island PBS

WSBE Rhode Island PBS is operated by the Rhode Island PBS Foundation, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. WSBE Rhode Island PBS is a viewer-supported member of the PBS network of public broadcasting stations, and uses the power of noncommercial media to educate, engage, enrich, inspire, and entertain viewers of all ages in Rhode Island, southeastern Massachusetts, and eastern Connecticut since 1967. WSBE-TV delivers content on three channels: Rhode Island PBS (digital 36.1), Learn (digital 36.2), and Spanish-language content on Vme (36.3). For more information about programs and education services at WSBE, visit

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Blackstone River Valley Tourism

January 21st, 2016 · Uncategorized

Exciting weekend preview of happenings inside Rhode Island’s historic Blackstone River Valley

 Suggested events for the weekend of January 30-31, 2016


 America’s newest National Historical Park, Rhode Island’s Blackstone River Valley, is the destination for you to experience resurgence, ethnic entertainment and the very best of jazz music, over the January 30-31 weekend.

 Along with its legacy as the actual birthplace of our country’s Industrial Revolution, Blackstone River Valley is an area that is constantly revitalizing itself though supporting creative arts and entertainment and entrepreneurial evolvement.

 Over the weekend come and explore these venues that are impacting the region’s social and community development

 Something brewing in Pawtucket

 The City of Pawtucket, RI is not only famous for being the location of America’s Industrial Revolution. It is a city that is becoming known as a Southern New England destination for brew pubs and micro-breweries.

 Over the next year it is expected that the city will be hosting new beer brewing facilities to meet the popularity of micro-brews and specialty beers.

 Meanwhile, you don’t have to wait to sample different brews and craft beers at the annual Rhode Island Brewfest, happening Saturday, January 30, at the Pawtucket Arts Armory Exchange, at 172 Exchange Street.

 Rhode Island Brew Fest, a celebration of American craft breweries featuring the best brews Rhode Island has to offer. This event features over 50 breweries with over 175 beers to sample from. The event will have two, three-hour sampling sessions from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m and 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Each session will feature local vendors and a food court.

The Rhode Island Brew Fest is a 21+ event. No one under the legal age will be admitted, including minors, children, infants and babies. No pets allowed. More details are online now at

Celtic culture through Irish music

Saturday evening, January 30, at 8 pm, Blackstone River Theatre, 549 Broad Street, Cumberland, RI presents a concert of traditional Irish music performed by Aine Minogue. Show tickets are $15/person.

The concert is a celebration of the Irish Feast Day of Saint Brigid, which is celebrated in Ireland on February 1st, marking the first day of Spring. The feast is one of the four major “Fire” Festivals on the old Irish Calendar and pre-dates Christianity itself. On this festival, the people honored Brigid, goddess of all creative things.

For concert tickets call the box office at 401-725-9272 or go to

Jazz and more in Woonsocket

 Enjoy a great weekend of jazz music, as Chan’s Eggrolls and Jazz Concerts, 267 Main Street, Woonsocket, RI, presents two concerts.

 Friday night, January 29, at 8 pm, the Fat City Band performs. Tickets are $15/person. For over 40 years the group has had the good fortune to be able to write, record, and perform their own unique style of Blues, Roadhouse Rock, Jazz, and New Orleans Style R&B.

 Saturday night, January 30, at 8 pm, don’t miss legendary local entertainer Rose Weaver in concert. Tickets for this show are $20/person. Ms. Weaver is recognized for her jazz stylings, along with being a diverse performer of acting, singing and playwriting in Rhode Island and nationwide.

 Call for tickets now at 401-765-1900 or go to

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