Shape Up RI Wednesday Walks

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Join Shape Up RI for a walk on Wednesday March 10th at 12:15pm. Meet us at 12:15pm on the Rhode Island State House lawn, across from the Mall for a 1.2 mile walk. That is over 2000 steps! All are welcome. Everyone is entered to win a Shape Up RI tee-shirt.

Providence Geeks (12/16)

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Photo by Brian Jepson Wednesday, December 16th, 2009, 5:30 – 8:30pm AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI FREE (buy your own food and drink – it’s cheap) The last Providence Geek Dinner of the decade (yes, _ the decade_!) drops next week, and it’s going to be a doozy. For starters, the excellent Providence-based DiJiPOP will be presenting. We also …

1577 Westminster, for realz!

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1577 Westminster Street, rendering Kite Architects The WBNA has been working hard for some time now to build their green building at 1577 Westminster Street. Delays have been caused largely as a result of putting together financing for the project. I’m told that WBNA and their partner, SpurwinkRI, now have a building permit in hand and construction could begin as …

Megan Andelloux: The Center for Sexual Pleasure and Health before Pawtucket Zoning Board of Review

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This post was submitted by friend of GC:PVD Megan Andelloux (A.A.S.E.C.T Certified Sexuality Educator, A.A.S.E.C.T Mentor, A.C.S Board Certified Sexologist). Monday night (11/30/09), she will be going before the Pawtucket Zoning Board of Review to defend her right to educate adults about the topics of sexual health and pleasure. Find out more info on upcoming workshops & sexuality questions at …

Last CBC Wine Tasting of the Season

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CBC Winetasting | Photo by M.Coolidge This Thursday at the Providence Community Boating Center, they’re sailing a little less, and thinking more about the holidays. It’s time for the last CBC Wine Tasting Challenge of the year, and this time the they’re going with Prosecco! What better way to help select the perfect jug o’ bottle of wine for the …

Providence Geeks (11/18)

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Wednesday, November 18th, 2009, 5:30 – 8:30pm AS220, 115 Empire Street, Providence, RI FREE (buy your own food and drink – it’s cheap) Providence Geeks returns to AS220 for our November Dinner, just in time to enjoy its amazing new restaurant. And they are glad to have us back, creating for the occasion, a special selection of different sized Geek …

“Dangerous by Design” Pedestrians in America

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Photo (cc) Brian’sLens Transportation For America released a report today on pedestrian fatalities in the U.S. ranking the top 52 metro areas over 1 million (Providence ranked 11th best). The results are not pretty: In the last 15 years, more than 76,000 Americans have been killed while crossing or walking along a street in their community. More than 43,000 Americans …

Providence Children’s Museum workshops about placemaking and play

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Photo (cc) Mikenan1 Children’s Museum Hosts Community Conversations About Play PROVIDENCE, RI – Providence Children’s Museum is hosting two community conversations this fall to unite individuals and organizations from across the state to discuss the issues affecting children’s opportunities for unstructured, self-directed play. The conversations will be held at Providence Children’s Museum (100 South Street in Providence) and are free …

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Northern Rhode Island Transportation

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Last week I posted a proposal for an intrastate rail line from Woonsocket to Quonset Point. This is not a new idea and talk about bringing trains back to Woonsocket has been going on for some time. Earlier this week there was a Congressional Breakfast in Woonsocket attended by more than 100 people, with the topic being transportation in the …

Cities x Design on the Renaissance

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Charlie Cannon talks with Cities x Design about the renaissance of Providence and how the city strives to balance economic growth with social and cultural priorities. More on Providence at Cities x Design

Farmer’s Market: Davis Park

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Photo by M.Coolidge Last weekend, I went to my first Providence farmer’s market. Yeah, I’m a little late to this party, but now that there is a farmer’s market in my neighborhood, I really had no excuse. My girlfriend and I biked down the street to the newly improved Davis Park where the Elmhurst Clean and Green folks sponsor the …

Rhode Island Preservation Celebration: Rhody Awards

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Rhode Island Preservation Celebration! Featuring the Rhody Awards! Presented by Preserve Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission Hope Artiste Village, 1005 Main Street, Pawtucket Thursday, October 29, 2009 from 5:30-8:30pm Purchase Tickets!! Preserve Rhode Island and the Rhode Island Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission are joining forces to present the Rhody Awards, our new, joint …

Providence Cyclocross Festival

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flickr image by static-photo This weekend Interbike’s Outdoor Demo East returns to Roger Williams Park, this year featuring the Providence Cyclocross Festival! On Thursday and Friday, the event is open to industry people only, but on Saturday and Sunday (8 am – 5 pm) the public is welcome to peruse (and ride!) the 2010 offerings of dozens of major bike …

In other Kennedy Plaza news, more cafe seating

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Photos by Jef Nickerson Greater Kennedy Plaza has got some new cafe tables and chairs set up in the area around the Soldiers and Sailors Monument across from City Hall. There’s also a vendor selling hot dogs and such. Also, I didn’t take a picture, because they were mostly done, but there was a crew removing the bollards and chains …

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Providence Geeks – September 23, 2009

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Tonight’s Geeks Dinner has been moved to Trinity Brewhouse. From the Providence Geeks: It’s September, and Geeks is back in full-force! Few folks (even geeks) realize that every day in a renovated mill in Olneyville, hundreds of engineers and designers build some of the world’s most powerful simulation software. At September’s Geek Dinner, we’ll get a look into SIMULIA (formerly …

CBC Wine Tasting Series Continues

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CBC Winetasting | Photo by M.Coolidge Though it might be a little cooler out now and the days may be getting a little shorter, the Community Boating Center Boathouse at India Point Park is still open! Thursday, September 17 at 7pm there will be another CBC Wine Tasting Challenge, and this time we’re going with Bold Barolo. Barolo is a …

PPS Most Endangered Properties Photography Exhibit

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The Providence Preservation Society’s most endangered properties are being highlighted at a photography exhibit at the Peerless Lofts on Westminster Street. The Providence Preservation Society’s acclaimed annual Most Endangered Properties Photography Exhibit will appear September 10 through October 10 in the atrium of the historic Peerless Building at 150 Union Street in downtown Providence. This collaborative effort between PPS and …