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State to Kick 0ff New RI Grown Campaign
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The RI Grown campaign is made possible by way of a $103,000 United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) Specialty Crop Block Grant (SCBG) the RI Department of Environmental...read more
In the News: Oldest General Store Turns 200
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The Boston Globe recently profiled the Brown & Hopkins General Store in Chepachet, which is one of the oldest continuously operating general stores in the country. This place is...read more
PPS Names Annual Historic Preservation Award Recipients
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Each year the Providence Preservation Society recognizes significant contributions to the preservation and revitalization of Providence's historic resources. The awards...read more
Grow Smart's "Blueprint for Sustainable Prosperity"
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Released prior to the 2008 election season, the tool provided research and policy recommendations to candidates about a broad set of strategies for restoring prosperity by...read more
Rhode Island’s first fiber arts center opens at Slater Mill
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Established in memory of Davis Jencks, The Jencks Education Center is Slater Mill’s newest major initiative and unique in the country in that it will link a national historic...read more
Save that old barn
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Farmer Charles Borders stands outside the former carriage barn that his family converted to a dairy barn. Borders Farm in Foster is maintained by Borders Farm Preservation Inc....read more
Rhode Island Preservation Trivia from Preserve Rhode Island
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Rhode Island Preservation Trivia! What are the lowest and highest properties on the National Register? HMS Cerberus, 30 feet below sea level and Captain George Dorrance...read more
10 Ways In Which Gansett Cruises Is Socially Responsible
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10 Ways In Which Gansett Cruises Is Socially Responsible 1. Buys local within Rhode Island for food and beverages served aboard the vessel; supports local businesses who...read more
Zoom in on Save The Bay's efforts
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ZOOM IN on Save The Bay activity across the Bay and watershed with the Save The Bay Google Map. We pinpoint restoration sites in your neighborhood, Bay trouble spots and Save The...read more
Fall Weekends Boost On-The-Farm Income
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Every dollar that you spend on Rhode Island's farms this fall helps keep them in place and in business. The agricultural seasons have many parts to them and not all of them...read more
Riverside Farm presents Asylum Acres
by Myrna George, South County Tourism
If you visited us last year we have increased our haunted corn maze. We now have a corn maze leading into haunted woods, we are sure you will be amazed! The corn maze this year is...read more
Hundreds Swim to Save the Bay
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Calm winds and flat seas provided ideal conditions for 414 swimmers who splashed their way across Narragansett Bay from Newport to Jamestown, symbolizing their stewardship for...read more
Newport's Southern Thames Historic District listed on National Register
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An eclectic residential, industrial, and commercial neighborhood on the Newport waterfront is significant for its contributions to the history of architecture and community...read more
Enjoy Summertime British Tea Tours on Authentic Canal Boat
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Join the Blackstone Valley Tourism Council for an Authentic English tradition on America’s only British built Canal Boat - The Samuel Slater. Tours will operate from Central...read more
Experience Save the Bay's Ultimate Lighthouse Tours
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Join Save The Bay for a day of exploring the enchanting lighthouses of Narragansett Bay the way they were intended to be viewed -- from the water. Sail down the West Passage to...read more
5 reasons why R.I. is a unique retreat for foodie’s and those learning to cook
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5. One-Day Cooking Classes Johnson & Wales University, one of the world’s premier culinary institutions, presents Chef’s Choice® – an innovative program open to anyone seeking...read more
10 ‘Pitstops’ Along RI’s 100-Mile Network of Bike Paths and Nature Trails
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10. The Atlantic Ocean – Complete a ride through the countryside with a day at some of the best beaches on the East Coast (William O’Neill Bike Path) 9. Slater Mill – Tour the...read more
RI’s ‘walk-spots’ offer beautiful views, history, architecture and unique shopping experiences
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Newport Many savvy travelers are aware of Rhode Island’s premier “Cliff Walk” experience, but its Newport’s Thames Street that has visitors perpetually buzzing. The 1.5 mile...read more
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