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Providence earned the No. 2 spot on Travel + Lesiure’s “America’s Best Cities for Ice Cream” in the magazine’s July 2013 issue, in addition to being dubbed overall No. 1 eating-and-drinking city by readers in 2012. more
NEW BEDFORD – The Whaling Museum in New Bedford last week announced a $1.8 million gift that the museum says will allow it to construct a new building on its campus in addition to expanding educational programs, The Standard-Times reported. more
Visitors to Newport this weekend will find the historic harbor city’s Touro Park transformed into a Japanese cultural bazaar for the Black Ships Festival, which runs from July 18-21. The festival, which will mark its 30th anniversary this year, commemorates the first treaty between the United States and Japan and celebrates the friendship between Newport and its sister city, Shimoda, Japan. more
Before becoming involved with the Plainridge Racecourse harness track in Plainville, Mass., John Grogan’s game was investment banking. Grogan first met the president of Plainridge while working on a leveraged buyout and because of that relationship came out of retirement in 2009 to work as consultant for Plainridge. When Plainridge President Gary Piontkowski retired earlier this year, Grogan took over. more
Fila has been made the official apparel and footwear supplier of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. more
Providence ranked eighth on Travel + Leisure Magazine’s list of America’s snobbiest cities, making the top ten along with fellow New England city Boston. more
Rhode Island Fast Ferry is looking to begin a high-speed ferry service between North Kingstown’s Quonset Point and Block Island, having applied for a license from the R.I. Division of Public Utilities and Carriers, the ferry service announced Wednesday. more
WaterFire Providence will partner with Nursing Placement Home Health Care Services Inc. to install the latest addition to the downtown attraction — the WaterFire First Aid Station — the nonprofit arts organization announced on Friday. more
John Rodman, director of museum experience for the Preservation Society of Newport County, has been named the 2013 Nonprofit Marketer of the Year by the American Marketing Association and the American Marketing Association Foundation. more
Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum has raised $2 million in its $3 million capital campaign to grow its endowment and implement a number of renovations, the estate announced last week. more
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