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Craftland BUY ART Nite!

Buy Art235 Westminster Street
5pm-8pm • December 6, 2012

Every night at Craftland we are here for your art buying needs, but tonight is extra special. Join us to celebrate this year’s 5 Providence artists who have their images on the Buy Art Providence buttons. This year’s artists are Heather Annis, Maria DiFranco, Alison Paul, Quintin Rivera Toro, and Matthew Underwood. Come meet them, see their original artwork on exhibit, raise a glass, and of course shop for one-of-a-kind gifts at Craftland.

Are you ready to have fun? RSVP on Facebook here and bring your friends!


Hope Street Holiday Stroll

Hope Street Holiday StrollHope Street between Rochambeau Avenue and Sixth Street
4pm-8pm • December 6, 2012

Come feel the cheer on Hope Street for the Holidays! This year’s stroll will be HUGE! Musical trolley rides, hay ride, petting zoo, food trucks, fire jugglers, The Extraordinary Rendition Marching Band, tree and wreath sales, Children’s Film Festival Outdoor, blacksmithing, glassblowing, carolling, pictures with SANTA, local celebrities, Human Dreidel, Holiday Parade, Bar Crawl and MORE!

More on Facebook

If you plan to take RIPTA to Hope Street, be aware Route 42 will be detoured due to the road closure.

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2nd Annual Summit Music Festival, August 14

Summit Music Festival

Image from Summit Neighborhood Association

This year’s Summit Music Festival is shaping up to be an awesome event! We have confirmed all bands at this point, and boy does the lineup look good:

  • Joe Fletcher & the Wrong Reasons
  • the ‘Mericans
  • Midnight Honey
  • Extraordinary Rendition Band
  • Bear Connelly

Sunday, August 14 in Lippitt Park, 1-5PM. (Rain date is August 21)

All that great music, some locally-sourced vendors and food and vegan ice cream! What more could you want on a summer Sunday in Lippitt Park?

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City Plan Commission (Nov. 16)

PROVIDENCE CITY PLAN COMMISSION NOTICE OF REGULAR MEETING

Tuesday, November 16, 2010 – 4:45pm
Department of Planning and Development, 4th Floor Auditorium
400 Westminster Street, Providence, RI 02903

OPENING SESSION

Call to Order
Roll Call
Approval of meeting minutes from October 19th 2010 – for action

CITY COUNCIL REFERRAL

1. Abandonment of a portion of Briggs Street
Petition to abandon a portion of Briggs Street to clarify boundaries of a newly constructed soccer field. (Upper South Providence)

MINOR SUBDIVISION

1. Case No. 10-030 MI – 1144 Chalkstone Avenue (Preliminary Plan Approval)
The applicant wishes to subdivide the existing lot measuring approximately 6,845 SF into two lots measuring 3,021 SF and 3,835 SF. The existing dwelling at the southerly portion of the lot will remain intact. – for action. (AP 64 Lot 643, Mt. Pleasant)

PROVIDENCE TOMORROW

2. Downtown Plan
Presentation of revised version of the Downtown Plan by DPD staff. Public comment will be taken – for discussion. (Downtown)

INSTITUTIONAL MASTER PLAN

3. Presentation of Miriam Hospital’s Institutional Master Plan
Continuation of Miriam Hospital’s five year Institutional Master Plan presentation outlining its scope of operations, future land use and relation to the community. The plan was first presented at the October 19th meeting and continued to allow time for review and discussion. – for action. (Hope)

LAND DEVELOPMENT PROJECT

4. Case No. 10-036MA – 454-466 Pine Street, 56 Somerset Street and 415 Friendship Street (Master Plan Approval)
The applicant is seeking Master Plan approval to build a new facility to accommodate a larger dining hall, kitchen, classroom and office space. A portion of the existing facility will be demolished for parking and landscaping. – for action. (AP 23 Lots 89, 90, 91, 124 and 900) (Upper South Providence)

ADJOURNMENT



Agenda [.pdf]

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News & Notes

News & Notes New RIPTA bus route proposed, coming right through Summit neighborhood [Summit Neighborhood Association]

Link shows a map of proposed routes. SNA is seeking comment and is deciding if they need to have a neighborhood meeting to discuss the proposed options.

My 2 cents, a bus route that serves Miriam directly is a good thing.


Investing in urban centers key to growing new U.S. economy: Brookings [International Business Times]

“When cities collect networks of entrepreneurial firms, smart people, universities and other supporting institutions in close proximity, incredible things happen,” [Bruce Katz, Director of the Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution] wrote.

“People engage. Specializations converge. Ideas collide and flourish. New inventions and processes emerge in research labs and on factory floors. New products and companies follow.”


Continue Reading →

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MLK Day of Service: “Hope Street Sweep”

GC:PVD reader Jessica will is organizing a clean up on Hope Street on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Monday.

Hope Street Sweep

How often do you feel less Hope-ful when you see the trash strewn about Hope Street? On Monday, January 18th starting at 9am, I’ll be picking up trash along Hope Street in Providence, RI. I plan to start at the intersection of Hope and Doyle (Observatory and YMCA) and will work my way north to the intersection of Hope and Rochambeau. As of now this is a one person show. Anyone who is interested can feel free to join me. Contact Jessica.

For other Day of Service opportunities in Providence, please visit All for Good.

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Henry Bowen Anthony Fountain


Reader submitted photo

ProJo reports that the Henry Bowen Anthony Fountain in Lippitt Park will be restored this summer with funds from the city ($112,000), the Summit Neighborhood Association ($10,000), and The Champlin Foundations ($58,900).

The fountain was built in 1940 in honor of Senator (1859-1884) and Governor (1849-1851) Henry Bowen Anthony. The city took the fountain out of comission in 1982 due to high operating costs.

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