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Providence Children’s Museum: “Where Do the Children Play?” Screening and Discussion

GrowSmartRI’s Scott Wolf featured on panel discussion tonight about children’s play. Documentary and Discussion Ask ‘Where Do the Children Play?’ Children’s Museum Presents Film Screenings About Outdoor Play Providence Children’s Museum is presenting two free public screenings of “Where Do the Children Play?” The provocative documentary film examines an issue of growing concern among pediatricians, […]

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Way to Work Transportation Fair, Woonsocket

Way to Work’s First Annual Transportation Fair [.pdf] will be held Thursday, May 20th from 4:00 to 7:00pm at One Depot Square, Woonsocket RI. Learn about transportation options and how to put money back in your pocket while commuting to work, job training and school. This is a FREE family-friendly event. Tour a RIPTA Flex […]

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ProJo’s Neighborhood of the Week, Manville

ProJo has selected Lincoln’s Manville as it’s Neighborhood of the Week. This walkable neighborhood has a mix of single-family, condominium and apartment housing, set amid businesses, shops and public buildings. The Blackstone River Bikeway runs along the eastern edge of the neighborhood, near the railroad tracks. The village was established in 1812 and housing was […]

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Optimism Offensive

Scratch beneath the surface and you’ll find Rhode Islanders like a lot about the state David Scharfenberg writes about Scott Wolf’s one-man optimism offensive in this week’s Providence Phoenix. Seven or eight years ago, with the state’s economy aflutter and Providence in ascendance, Scott Wolf thought Rhode Island was finally starting to shed its inferiority […]

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Coalition for Transportation Choices Breakfast Meeting (04/09)

CTC Breakfast Meeting Friday, April 9, 8:30-10:00am The Rhode Island Foundation One Union Station, Providence RI Fellow CTC members and Transportation Advocates: The CTC Working Group invites you to a breakfast meeting to learn about state and federal policy priorities for 2010 plus plans to mobilize the Coalition’s grassroots and grasstops for victory. Transit Funding […]

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ProJo Editorial: The obesity challenge

Photo (cc) Elizabeth/Table4Five An editorial in Friday’s Providence Journal looks at First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s Move initiative and the crisis of childhood obesity. Let’s Move seeks to reduce childhood obesity rates (about one in three children are considered obese today). These obesity rates contribute to a rise in illnesses such as heart disease, diabetes, […]

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Scott Wolf ProJo OpEd: Myth of a bloated R.I.

As part of Grow Smart RI’s ongoing effort to enhance the dialogue and decisions about Rhode Island’s future, Scott Wolf recently had the following op-ed published in the Providence Journal. Scott’s piece rebuts some unrealistically negative assertions about Rhode Island contained in an Ed Achorn February 9, 2010 column. Scott concludes that “To deal with […]

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Workshop proposals, sponsorship deadlines fast approaching for May 14th ‘Power of Place Summit’

Partners, stakeholder groups encouraged to propose and help facilitate a range of workshop topics for advancing the transformation of Rhode Island’s economy Believing intently that Rhode Island has all the ingredients to transform itself into an economic and cultural leader, Grow Smart will convene the 3rd Biennial Power of Place Summit on Friday, May 14, […]

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Car Culture Unsustainable

ecoRI looks at the unsustainability of our car dependency and how public transit is short changed. Last week, GrowSmart’s John Flaherty spoke on a panel at the Apeiron Institute for Sustainable Living with RIPTA Assistant General Manager Mark Therrien and the co-author of “Carjacked: The Culture of the Automobile and its Effects on Our Lives” […]

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