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Adoption Rhode Island to Offer a FREE Family Fun, Health and Wellness Day

Pawtucket, Rhode Island – As part of a month-long celebration of National Adoption Month, Adoption Rhode Island will hold their first annual Family Fun, Health and Wellness Day on Sunday, November 6, 2016.  Families and children impacted by adoption and foster care, as well as the general public are invited to join Adoption Rhode Island and a host of wellness experts at the Pawtucket YMCA, 20 Summer Street, Pawtucket from 1:00-4:00pm for a free afternoon of workshops and activity sessions designed to be fun and informative for adults and children alike. Sponsored in part by BankRI, Blue Cross Blue Shield of RI, Ocean State Job Lot Charitable Foundation and the Pawtucket YMCA, this event will feature educational workshops focusing on such topics as smoothie making, healthy eating on a budget, using exercise for self healing, art therapy and more.  Interactive activities include zumba basics, yoga balancing and relaxation, martial arts, swimming, basketball as well as a number of additional child-focused activities.  Attendees are welcome to participate in one or more the multiple 45-minute workshops scheduled for the afternoon.   
Though walk-ins are accepted, advance registration is encouraged at, where a more detailed description of each session can be found, or by calling Adoption Rhode Island at 401-865-6000.    
Adoption Rhode Island is a private non-profit agency dedicated to finding forever families for children in state foster care and providing support services for children and families affected by adoption and foster care both pre and post adoption.  

Rhode Island – Dog Bites

Every year, many Americans are bitten by a dog. According to the American Veterinary Medical Association, over 4.5 million people are bitten by a dog each year in the U.S. If you have found yourself in this predicament, you are not alone. If you have been bitten by a dog, the first thing you should do is seek medical attention. Untreated dog bites can lead to such severe injury, infections and can even be fatal. If you want to pursue legal action against the owner of the dog that bit you, then you will want to hire an expert dog to bite attorney as soon as possible. Dog bite victims in Rhode Island have three years to file a claim before the statute of limitations runs out.

Dog Owner Liability:

Under Rhode Island Statutes 4-13-16, dog bites are viewed under “strict liability.” The statute means that “the defendant is held liable if a particular event occurs, regardless of whether the defendant could have done anything to prevent the event.” To be more specific, if a dog assaults, bites or injures a person or an animal belonging to another person the owner of the biting dog will be held liable. The person or injured animal cannot be on the property of the dog’s owner when the bite occurs because it can be seen as an intruder, another law pertains to this instance. This statute applies to any and all injuries that a dog causes to people or other animals.

This statute applies to dog bites but also other injuries a dog has caused, such as a dog knocking someone over and injuring them. The other person can file a claim against the dog’s owner if they are injured. If someone is injured by another person’s dog while on the other person’s property, the injuries will ball under the “one bite” rule.

RI “One Bite” Rule

The “one bite” rule takes effect when someone steps on to another person’s property or home and is bitten or injured by their dog. In this particular situation, the “one bite” rule takes effect if the dog hasn’t bitten anyone before now so the owner couldn’t have known they would act aggressively in this manner. The injured person will have to prove that the owner had knowledge that the dog was dangerous or hostile towards other people for the owner to be liable. This is where an experienced Rhode Island attorney like Rob Levine will be able to research and fight for your justice!

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:

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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.

International Speaker Dr. Steve Maraboli Headlines Mind-Body-Spirit Life Expo November 29th

WARWICK, RI – Dr. Steve Maraboli, a life-changing speaker, personal/professional coach and best-selling author will be the keynote presenter at the 2nd Annual Mind-Body-Spirit-Life Expo, November 29, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel.  Often called “The most quoted man alive,” Dr. Maraboli and his award-winning philanthropic organization, A Better Today International, has created empowerment, education and humanitarian programs in more than 40 countries worldwide.

“Steve Maraboli’s strategic insights, coaching and counseling are inspirational to so many people who are seeking peace in their lives, including myself,” said MBSL Expo producer and founder Pat Paolino Cruz.  “Steve’s life work mirrors what we are trying to accomplish with the Mind, Body, Spirit, Life Expo and we are thrilled to have him join us along with more than a dozen distinguished speakers and over 80 exhibitors, all of whom are focused on showing us ways to live a more happy, healthy and balanced lifestyle.”

Dr. Maraboli is a New York-based professional contributor to numerous media outlets, including The Huffington Post, Psychology Today, Inc. Magazine, Success Magazine, and others. He is the creator of Psycho-Neuro-Actualization™; a breakthrough counseling/coaching methodology that has gained worldwide attention for its effectiveness in influence and personal/group mindset adjustment. PNA has been called, “The Science of Influence” and “The Science of Excellence”, but Steve jokingly refers to it as, “The science of getting out of your own way.”

The one-day event gathers the best presenters and businesses in the areas of healthful life choices, work-life balance and organization, environment and green living, energy work, healing, massage, yoga, home organization and improvement, wellness of mind, body and spirit, yoga, relationships, travel, career enhancement and personal development. Other presenters include:

·         Keynote Speaker Douglas Haddad, Ph.D. (aka “Dr. Doug”) an author, educator, and nutritionist, who works with children from all different learning backgrounds, as a middle school teacher, coach, mentor, tutor, nutritionist, and inspirational speaker

·         Keynote Speaker Roland Comtois is a nationally acclaimed inspirational speaker, spiritual medium, radio host, author and healer with over 30 years-experience as a gerontology nurse, Reiki Master, metaphysical teacher and grief spet.

·         Keynote Speaker Dr. Stephen Petteruti, DO, whose expertise lies in hormonal, nutritional, and lifestyle optimization which can prevent illnesses like cancer, dementia, libido and sexual dysfunction, heart disease, stroke, autoimmune disease, weakness, fatigue and other conditions that can shorten our lifespan and compromise quality of life.

·         Keynote Speaker Dr. Tad Sztykowski, MD, the Founder, Owner and Medical Director of Centers for Integrative Medicine and Healing will speak about treating root cause of chronic health conditions instead of symptoms by use of pharmaceuticals.

·         Kristi Borst is a channel for divine healing energy, fractal artist, and international speaker. Her concept of Spiritual Healing, Energy Healing and Medical Intuitive  is an ancient ability used by many and noted in nearly every historic culture since such records were recorded and preserved

·         Lauren Canuel LICSW-ACSW-BCD, is a highly regarded psychotherapist with over twenty-nine years of weight loss experience. A licensed independent clinical social worker who has been owner/principal of Why Weight? Inc. since 1989.

·         Jennifer Mercier, ND, Midwife, LMT, Ph.D, of Chicago, IL is a pioneer and innovator in the field of Women’s Health, namely holistic fertility and chronic pelvic pain.

·         Connie Aramento  is a Certified Holistic Health Coach by the American Association of Drugless Practitioners, a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and is often referred to as the “soul coach.

·         Dr. Hannah Hershoff is a physician holding MD and Ph.D. in Medical Science plus 25 yrs medical practice and research in large hospitals, Harvard Medical School, and a major pharmaceutical company. She discusses findings of Taoist scholars, their five element philosophy (Wood, Fire, Earth, Metal and Water) and how this philosophy has been used in Chinese medicine to help people with illness and emotional issues.

·         Jessica Ferrol is an expert in guiding people toward a gentle and harmonious way of being, and projects a cornerstone of wellness practices which support immune, adrenal, circulatory and lymphatic function as well as balance the energy of the nervous system.

·         Katie McDonald is Founder of ‘bnourished’, and a certified holistic health coach, raw food chef and instructor who brings real, life-tested solutions to clients ready for exceptional health through whole food, mindfulness, movement and deliberate time management.

·         Paula M. Smith,.Div., MFT is a Certified IMAGO Therapist & Relationship Coach. For over 10 years Paula has worked exclusively with committed couples to build stronger relationships.

·         Elizabeth Phinney is a Certified Personal Trainer with American Council on Exercise. Her passion is fitness after forty-five and her mission is to inspire and teach people to take control of their aging by getting stronger and more flexible along with stopping and reversing aging issues

·         Mary T. O’Sullivan is an organizational and professional career coach who works helping others get past obstacles to reach success through awareness, mindfulness and stress reduction, while discovering the easiest way to grow without risk in a safe environment.

·         John Lacross is presently the Chief of the Barrington Police Department and formerly served 23 years on the RI State Police. He is a Usui and Karuna Reiki Master, Level II Reconnective Healing Practitioner, trained in Qi-Gong Medical Healing, IET Level II practitioner and a Certified Grief Facilitator. His expertise lies in assisting people with grieving.

·         Alex W. Bering is an Author, Board Certified Clinical Hypnotherapist & Master Trainer of Neuro-Linguistic Programming consulting in the areas of Human Performance, Neurological & Emotional Change.

·         Ronald G. Shapiro, is a psychologist, consultant, and presenter in Human Factors, Ergonomics, User Experience, Learning, Leadership, Career Development and Human Resources.

·         Patricia Raskin, is a nationally recognized, multi-media radio talk show host, award-winning producer, speaker and author. She is recognized as the “powerhouse voice” behind lifestyle, health and wellness, inspirational, and personal growth talk radio.

·         SINGING BOWL DEMONSTRATION by Shawn Aceto focuses on intention- based healing and sound healing using crystal singing bowls.


The Mind, Body, Spirit, Life Expo is being held from 11am-5pm on Sunday, November 29, 2015 at the Crowne Plaza in Warwick. Open to the public, the Expo includes local business exhibitors, informative seminars, live presentations, local authors, lots of learning and incredible shopping. Tickets are $10/$15 in advance or $20 at the door.


More information about the Expo, a complete listing of participating businesses and speakers can be found

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