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Hundreds pose with Santa – See the photos here

By   /  December 1, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

Photos with Santa and Mrs. Claus are ready to be viewed.

BRISTOL —  East Bay Newspapers and the Audubon Society of Rhode Island hosted the 14th annual “Photos with Santa” Saturday at the Audubon’s Environmental Education Center on the Bristol/Warren town line. More than 300 families turned out to visit with Santa and Mrs Claus. The photos taken at the event will be published in your local […]

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Nature stories at Audubon in Bristol

By   /  November 29, 2012  /  Things to Do  /  No Comments

Audubon stories

Preschoolers can enjoy a nature story time each month at the Audubon Environmental Education Center. Next week children ages 3 to 5 can hear “One Odd Old Owl,” by Paul Adshead, hands-on activities followed by a nature craft. Adults must accompany children. Register in advance. Don’t forget about Photos with Santa this Saturday, Dec. 1, […]

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Prudent management on Prudence Island

By   /  October 9, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

Tour participants Ellen Loew (left) and Ruth Boivin (middle) chat with Maureen Delvine, education coordinator for Narragansett Bay Research Reserve, as they walk along the T-Wharf on Prudence Island last week. U.S. Navy ships once tied up at the pier, which is now used by the reserve for research.

PRUDENCE ISLAND — Ruth Boivin took the ferry over to Prudence Island last week with some trepidation. Despite having four nieces and nephews who all own homes on Prudence, Ms. Boivin said she’d go nuts if she were surrounded by water all the time. “No island is big enough for me,” joked the Attleboro, Mass. resident. […]

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Help clean up East Bay beaches Saturday

By   /  September 13, 2012  /  Things to Do  /  No Comments

Rose Keogh and Matt Fiske help clean up the shoreline at last year’s International Coastal Cleanup.

EAST BAY — The beach crowds may have thinned out this month, but they’ll be crowded this Saturday. That’s when thousands of individuals, groups and families come with work gloves and trash bags to participate in one of the largest global volunteer events, the International Coastal Cleanup. Organized internationally by the Ocean Conservancy and locally […]

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‘Meteor’ struck Gould Island 100 years ago!

By   /  August 8, 2012  /  News  /  No Comments

“Little” Gould Island in the Sakonnet River, owned by the Audubon Society of R.I. for use as a bird rookery, has a mysterious and colorful history.

Known as ‘Snake Island’ to locals, Gould Island has an intriguing history — if you can separate fact from fiction PORTSMOUTH — With a terrific report that was heard for a radius of from 15 to 20 miles about the country, a huge meteor fell into the Seaconnet river near the home of Capt. Nathaniel B. […]

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