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Save The Bay’s two-hour Seal and Lighthouse Tours set to begin on Nov. 19 in Newport

NEWPORT, R.I. – Nov. 8, 2016 – While the first of this season’s Save The Bay’s Newport Seal Tours will begin on Friday, November 11, the organization’s two-hour Seal-Lighthouse tours will launch a week later, on Saturday, November 19, combining the best of the Newport Seal Tours with a tour of one of Rhode Island’s most beloved historic lighthouses. The first Seal-Lighthouse Tour departs from Bowen’s Ferry Landing at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 19. As the two-hour tour cruises through historic Newport Harbor, guests will take in 360° views of seals resting on Citing Rock off of Rose Island and enjoy an off-boat tour of the beautiful and historic Rose Island Lighthouse. Seal tours are held most Saturdays and Sundays from November 11 through April 31, plus some public school vacation days, while Seal-Lighthouse Tours will be held on select weekends each month from November 2016 to April 2017, beginning on Nov. 19 and 20.

“These tours are longer than our typical one-hour seal tours, in that we add another hour to enjoy beautiful Rose Island Light. Passengers will get a guided tour of both grounds as well as the lighthouse, where they will have the amazing opportunity to climb up to the top of the light,” said Dan Blount, education spet and boat captain.

Save The Bay has offered seal tours for more than 15 years throughout the months of October through April, when harbor seals come into the harbor to feed. Unlike visits to a zoo or aquarium, these boat tours offer guests the exclusive experience of catching winter seals in their natural habitat. And unlike Save The Bay’s shorter seal tours, these two-hour cruises include the lighthouse tour component. Save The Bay marine experts will provide an educational overview of harbor seals, Rhode Island’s recently-named official state marine mammal, and an historical perspective on Rose Island Light.

The two-hour Seal and Lighthouse Tours are $42 for non-members, $32 for members, seniors and children ages 3-12 and $5 for children under the age of three. These tours depart from Bowen’s Ferry Landing, 18 Market Square, Newport, RI. Tour tickets can be purchased online at Save The Bay’s Seal Tour website,, or through the Bowen’s Wharf kiosk in downtown Newport. For additional information call 401-203-7325.

Rob Levine Returns to Host Another Summer of Waves Baseball Camps

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The Heavy Hitter, Attorney Rob Levine of Rob Levine & Associates is partnering again with the Ocean State Waves as this summer’s camp sponsor. Rob Levine is also providing ten scholarships that can be applied for online. Scholarships are available for any player that can provide transportation to and from camp.

“I am really looking forward to sponsoring the Waves Rob Levine Summer Camp,” said Levine. “We continue to find ways to integrate ourselves into the community and help children in every way we can.”

This summer, young baseball lovers 8 to 14 years old will have the opportunity to hit, throw, and run like a Wave. Wave players come from competitive collegiate Division I programs around the country and will hold the camps at Old Mountain Field and Cimalore Field.

“With the Waves partnership, we are able to afford the opportunity to inner city kids to get out of their environment and work with a group of professional, highly motivated baseball players.”

The South Kingstown camps are run in conjunction with South Kingstown Parks & Recreation and the Westerly camp is run in conjunction with Westerly High School Baseball. The camp fee for all camps is $120 (for both residents and non-residents).

Stay tuned to the Rob Levine & Associates Facebook page as they will continue to share upcoming events:

Rob Levine and the Ocean State Waves on The Rhode Show:

For information on summer camps, visit the Ocean State Waves website at:

To apply for a scholarship, visit:


About Rob Levine & Associates

Rob Levine & Associates specializes in Personal Injury throughout Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts, as well as Social Security Disability and Veterans Disability throughout the country.  As “The Heavy Hitter” Rob Levine not only works hard on your case, but also believes in making a positive impact in the communities he serves. Through internal resources, education and volunteerism, Rob Levine & Associates strives to help prevent accidents, as well as raise awareness around the needs of our elderly and returning veterans. For more information visit, call 401.529.1222 or toll-free at 800.529.1222.

Boy Scouts Ask Community to Help Their Neighbors by Giving Generously to 28th Annual Scouting for Food Drive

NARRAGANSETT, RI – Local Boy Scouts are encouraging the community to give to the Scouting for Food Drive to help stock local food pantries for the upcoming holiday season. Last weekend, thousands of Boy Scouts went door-to-door, delivering door hangers asking local residents to donate nutritious canned goods for their annual food drive. This week, community members are asked to fill bags with non-perishable goods and leave them on their doorstep for Saturday morning, November 7 when Scouts will return to collect the food items beginning at 9 am.

For 28 years, the Boy Scouts’ Scouting for Food campaign has inspired the community to help those in need.

“The Scouting for Food Drive is our Council’s most significant annual community service event,” said John Mosby, the Narragansett Council’s Scout Executive/CEO.  “It reinforces important lessons and values taught in Scouting and gives young men a first-hand experience of serving their community and helping their neighbors.”

Last year, the drive collected more than 140,000 pounds of food, which helped the Rhode Island Community Food Bank to stock pantries around the state, as well as some food pantries in Southeastern Massachusetts and Connecticut. Since the drive’s inception in 1988, the Narragansett Council has collected over 8 million pounds of food.

“This food drive wouldn’t be possible without the Scouts, parents and leaders who put their heart and soul into this effort,” said Andrew Schiff, Chief Executive Officer of the Rhode Island Community Food Bank. “We know the community will step up and do their part by leaving out healthy food for the Boy Scouts to collect. This food drive will help the 60,000 Rhode Islanders served by the Food Bank and its member agencies each month.”
Scouts from over 200 different Packs and Troops delivered door hangers on Saturday, Oct. 31st to neighborhoods throughout Rhode Island. This Saturday, Nov. 7, Scouts will return to collect donations, starting at 9 a.m. Scouts encourage donors to fill bags with the Food Bank’s most needed items:


·         Canned Soup, Tuna, Canned Meats, Peanut Butter, Nuts

·         Canned Fruits & Vegetables, Dried Fruit, Tomato Sauce

·         Nutritious Breakfast Cereals, Whole Wheat Pasta, Rice

·         Granola Bars and other healthy snacks

·         Canned or Dried Beans


“This Drive is long-standing tradition for our Council,” added Mosby. “Not only has it helped our neighbors in need, but it has also shown our Scouts how their community will come together to help others less fortunate than themselves.  It’s a great experience for everyone involved.”


Scouting for Food, the largest food drive in New England, is a cooperative effort supported by the Narragansett Council of the Boy Scouts of America, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank, WPRI Channel 12, FOX Providence, the Rhode Island Army National Guard, The Valley Breeze and local fire stations.


If the Scouts are unable to cover your neighborhood, please visit one of our Scout Shops listed below to drop off donations the week following the drive:


West Bay Scout Shop

1276 Bald Hill Road, Unit 160

Warwick, RI 02886


East Bay Scout Shop

79 Swansea Mall Drive

Swansea, MA 02777


OR bring your donation to the RI Community Food Bank any week day between 8 am and 5 pm.


About the Narragansett Council: The Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America’s mission is to serve others by helping to instill values in young people and, in other ways, prepare them to make ethical choices over their lifetime in achieving their full potential. The Narragansett Council offers a program for boys and young men ages 6 to 21 and young women ages 14 to 21, serving nearly 14,000 young people in Rhode Island, Southeastern Massachusetts, and Pawcatuck, Connecticut. For more information, please log on to


About the Rhode Island Community Food Bank: Founded in 1982, the Rhode Island Community Food Bank is a non-profit organization based in Providence, RI focused on providing food to people in need and promoting long-term solutions to the problem of hunger. The Food Bank raises funds to purchase nutritious foods and solicits, stores and distributes food products donated by supermarkets, wholesalers, food processors, local farmers and community food drives. The food is then distributed to the Food Bank’s statewide network of 169 member agencies. For more information about the Food Bank, visit



Mystic Aquarium teams up with Save The Bay on select Westerly Seal Tours

PROVIDENCE, RI – On October 18 and 24 and November 15, Mystic Aquarium will join Save The Bay on three special seal tours featuring Mystic Aquarium’s Dr. Allison Tuttle. Save The Bay marine science educators will share fascinating information about the region’s natural history and the seals that live along the coastal waters, while Tuttle, Vice President of Biological Programs at Mystic Aquarium, will talk about Mystic Aquarium’s Animal Rescue Program, which comes to the aid of stranded marine mammals and sea turtles along 1,000 miles of coastline in Connecticut, Rhode Island, Fisher’s Island, and New York.

Mystic Aquarium is a founding member of the Greater Atlantic Region Stranding Network along with other organizations from Virginia to Maine and is permitted by NOAA Fisheries to respond to stranded marine mammals. The program consists of more than 250 trained first responder volunteers and maintains a rehabilitation clinic at the Mystic Aquarium particularly designed for managing different seal species during their rehabilitation. Tuttle will share what individuals can do should they find a stranded animal.

“I get to work my dream job at Mystic Aquarium. I embrace the novelty each day brings, from quarantining new fish to performing surgery on an injured animal, but my main medical interests lay in infectious disease and preventative medicine,” said Tuttle.

Save The Bay has been offering seal tours out of Newport for more than 15 years. With the addition of a second education vessel, the M/V Elizabeth Morris, the organization was able to add Westerly tours to its public programming three years ago. And, following a successful trial run last spring, Fall River tours will be offered in March and April.

The Save The Bay/Mystic Aquarium Seal Tours depart from Viking Marina, 19 Margin Street, Westerly, RI.  Tours are $22 for non-members and $17 for Save The Bay members, Mystic Aquarium members, seniors and children aged 3-12. Guests are encouraged to register online, as tours fill quickly.


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