WBNA Roll-the-Dice Party

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6th Annual WBNA Roll-the-Dice Party Tuesday, March 31, 2009 – 5-7 PM at Julians, 318 Broadway The “Roll-the-Dice” Membership Kick-Off Party is held every year to welcome new WBNA members and honor all returning members renewing their WBNA memberships. Attendees will once again “roll-the-dice” to determine their cover charge. And of course, if you roll “snake eyes,” admission is free. …

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Providence Geeks – March 18, 2009

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East Greenwich-based Cronk Games has developed and released an exciting action puzzler game for the iPhone and iPod Touch called Cronk. Joel Evans, who founded Geek.com in the mid 90s, teamed up with industry experts in console gaming, infrastructure architecture, mobility, social networking and development tool construction to form Cronk Games in 2008. At next week’s Geek Dinner, Joel will …

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Providence Geeks – February 18, 2009

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Consistently recognized as one of the leaders in social software for the enterprise, Traction Software’s award-winning TeamPage platform includes blogs, wikis, social tagging & bookmarking, and now, “live blog micro-messaging” (think real-time Twitter for business). At February’s Geek Dinner, Jordan Frank, VP Marketing & Business Development, and Chris Nuzum, co-Founder & CTO, will present Traction’s take on the nature and …

The Curious Case of the Missing Manhole Cover

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Reader submitted photos A reader writes to tell us of this manhole cover which has been missing since at least January 21st. The manhole in question is on Bernon Street at Candace Street next to the Smith Hill Public Library. Our reader says he contacted Public Works about this on the 21st and spoke with someone at the city on …

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What Cheer/What Jeer: January 2009

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Washington Trust What Cheer to Washington Trust for moving from their suburban style drive-thru ridden Washington Street location to a nice urban non-drive-thru location on Westminster. Bonus points for a most excellent sign at the new location. Symmes Maini & McKee Associates What Cheer to Symmes Maini & McKee Associates for their design of the new Blue Cross Blue Shield …

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Providence Geeks – January 21, 2009

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Let’s get this new year kicked off right. Join us for the first Geek Dinner of 2009. Providence-based Treanor Brothers Animation is one of the world’s leading 3d animation boutiques for the online and video game industries. Recent projects include the Speed Racer video game and an online environment for the movie Iron Man. At next week’s Geek Dinner, Todd …

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Providence Geeks – December 17, 2008

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Join us next week for the last Providence Geeks Dinner of 2008. Almost 3 years ago now, when Providence-based start-up Tizra was only a few weeks old, they presented at one of the very first Geek Dinners. Next week they will be returning to show just how far they’ve come. Tizra COO Abe Dane and other team members will give …

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City Plan Commission Meeting – December 16, 2008

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December 16, 2008 • 4:45pm Department of Planning and Development • 4th Floor Conference Room 400 Westminster Street, Providence, Rhode Island 02903 Opening Session Call to Order at 4:45pm Roll Call Approval of Regular Meeting Minutes of November 18, 2008 Director’s Report Land Development Project 1. Moses Brown School (Case No. 98-039MA) – Request for Approval of Minor Change to …

Buy Art, Bucket Edition

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Photo from The Grant website Those crazy cats at The Grant up in the Bucket are having a holiday arts bazar (bizarre?). Dec 13 It’s the Grant, Charlie Brown or The Grant that Stole Christmas! What do we mean with these silly plays on pop culture? Why, it’s the first Grant Christmas Vendor Fair! Artists at the Grant and friends …

Steel Yard Halloween Iron Pour

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The Steel Yard presents it’s 3rd annual HALLOWEEN IRON POUR! Friday, October 31st – 6:00pm 27 Sims Avenue, Providence This Halloween, come down to the Steel Yard for another molten metal spectacular! The gates open at 6:00 on October 31st at the Steel Yard, and admission is $5. Activities from 6pm – 7pm will include a ceramic bowl sale by …

WBNA Membership Kick-Off Party

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From the WBNA: 5th Annual ‘roll-the-dice’ Membership Kick-Off Come join the party and renew your membership! Sunday, April 6th at Julian’s Restaurant, 5:30pm to 7:30PM Free food and cash bar. Roll the Dice for your cover charge! Roll “snake eyes”and Get in for Free! Carnival games and prizes! Become a member at the Party and receive a free gift! The …

UrbanPlanet Holiday Party, Take 2

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Remember that big storm in December, everyone got stuck on Route 10, bread and milk disappeared, it took 47 hours to drive from Luongo Square to LaSalle Square..? Yeah, we were supposed to have a party that night. So now we’re finally getting around to rescheduling that. This is not only a Holiday Gathering for UrbanPlanet, but a going away …

PADS General Meeting, Feb. 7, 2008

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Pawtucket Alliance for Downtown Success (PADS) are holding a general meeting on February 7th in Downtown Pawtucket: PADS General Meeting Thursday, February 7 Refreshments @ 6:30pm / Meeting @ 7:00pm at Machine with Magnets 400 Main Street, Pawtucket RIPTA It has been a while since we all met! As we begin 2008, Downtown Pawtucket faces a new challenge: the replacement …

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DRC Meeting – January 14, 2008

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Downcity Design Review Committee NOTICE OF PUBLIC MEETING MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2008, 4:45 PM Department of Planning and Development, 4th Floor Conference Room 400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903 AGENDA Call to Order Roll Call Approval of December 10, 2007 Meeting Minutes New Business 1) DRC Application No. 07.11: 87 Weybosset Street – parking lot Conceptual review of the proposal …

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Next GC: Exchange – Tuesday, September 11, 2007

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Our next Greater City: Exchange meeting is next Tuesday, September 11th. We’ll be meeting at 5:30pm at Ada’s Creations 1137 Broad Street in Elmwood on the city’s South Side. RIPTA: Route 11 Our special guest will be Patrick Ward from Citizens for Resident Permit Parking. Patrick has been doing a lot of work on the issue of the lack of …

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Benefit Street Graffiti Clean-Up – July 14, 2007

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The College Hill Neighborhood Association, the District 9 Providence Police, the Providence Preservation Society and the Mayor’s Graffiti Task Force, in partnership with Councilmen Cliff Wood and Seth Yurdin and Adler’s Hardware, invite the community to the Historic Benefit Street Graffiti Clean-up Saturday July 14th, 9:00am-12:00 noon. Residents and businesses are encouraged to participate in this volunteer effort against graffiti. …