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Join the Buzzards Bay Coalition on Sunday, March 20 at 6:15 p.m. for a sunset walk to welcome spring. more
Pumpkin growers from across New England will be chasing a world record when they converge on Frerichs Farm Saturday for the Southern New England Giant Pumpkin Growers’ annual weigh-off, … more
More than 1,500 athletes from around Rhode Island will descend on the University of Rhode Island for the Special Olympic Games this weekend. But before the contests begin, the olympic torch will … more
Most days, the Bristol Community Center thumps with the beat of Zumba or fitness classes or basketball or other mainstream activities. Other times it hums and grunts with the sounds of yoga or … more
Barrington's largest holiday celebration — the annual tree lighting festival — will be held today, Saturday, Dec. 3, at the town hall from 2 to 5 p.m.  The festival has become a … more
Mark your calendars for this Saturday, June 24, when the Barrington Land Conservation Trust holds a guided bird walk at the Pic-Wil Nature Preserve.  Hosted by the Barrington Recreation … more
The Tunnel to Towers 5K Run & Walk Series was created to honor the heroic life and death of Stephen Siller, a New York City firefighter (FDNY) who lost his life on September 11, 2001 after strapping … more
Fall is here and that means more baking. Even though I bake in the summer (you have to make strawberry shortcake and peach crisp at least once!), the cooler weather makes it so much more enjoyable. … more
Rising 120 feet over downtown Warren, the graceful tiered steeple atop the United Methodist Church is one of the most prominent points in Warren, so much so that mariners’ charts from the late 1800s show it clearly as a landmark. The wooden church was built in 1845, when Warren was flush with money from the whaling industry. While that way of life long ago ended here, the church remains. The massive edifice has weathered hurricanes and 171 years of weather, and if you make the climb up into the spire on a windy day you can feel it swaying in the breeze. more
Tufts University’s oldest all-female a cappella group, the Jackson Jills, will be visiting Rhode Island for a special performance at St. Andrew’s School. more
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