Greater City Providence

Ever wanted to fling Jen Cole into the ocean?

You know, to see if she sinks or floats and confirm your suspicion that she’s a witch?

Well, she’ll fling herself into the cold waters of Virginia Beach next month if you help her raise money for the Virginia Special Olympics. Visit this page to make a pledge towards Jen’s $2,500 goal.

Jef Nickerson

Jef is Greater City Providence's co-founder, editor, and publisher. He grew up on Cape Cod and lived in Boston; Portland, Maine; and New York before settling in Providence. In addition to urbanism, Jef is interested in art, design, and ice cream. Please feel free to contact Jef if you have any question or comments about Greater City Providence.


  • last call, people. It is still cold down there, only 48 degrees water temp today.

    Thanks for your support!

  • pfft, the water temp at Sandy Neck on the Cape is 48 in July. I still think there can be no such thing as a polar bear plunge in Virginia Beach.

Providence, RI
5:33 am8:10 pm EDT
Feels like: 70°F
Wind: 2mph NW
Humidity: 98%
Pressure: 30.06"Hg
UV index: 0
84°F / 61°F
84°F / 64°F
86°F / 66°F