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Artists for the Bay Show & Sale to showcase local art and jewelry on December 1

PROVIDENCE – November 15, 2016 – Save The Bay’s annual Artists for the Bay Art Show & Sale Opening Reception will be held from 6­–8:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 1 at the Bay Center in Providence. Creative works by more than 45 local artisans, painters, sculptors and jewelers will be on display and on sale, with 50 percent of sales benefiting Save The Bay’s advocacy, education and restoration work. Guests will find a wide variety of artwork in the gallery ranging from elegant seascapes to beautiful handcrafted jewelry, priced from $25 to $500, making this a well-timed holiday shopping opportunity. Tickets are $35 and include an evening of live music and local food and beverages, including Fire Works Catering, Bottles Fine Wine, Foolproof Brewing Company, D’licious Desserts, Keel Vodka, Rhody Roasters Coffee and others. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door.

“The Artists for the Bay Show & Sale is in its eighth year and continues to support Save The Bay’s fundraising efforts in a celebration of local artists,” said Leanne Danielsen, Save The Bay events manager. “The opening reception is a very festive night when supporters can enjoy so many skilled artists, jewelers and artisans from all over the state.”

Artists for the Bay Show and Sale is generously sponsored by Avalon Trust, and supported as well by StoneRidge Senior Community, Starkweather & Shepley, and Mott & Chace Sotheby’s of Barrington. “The generous support of our sponsors is critical to sustaining Save The Bay’s mission to protect and improve Narragansett Bay,” Danielsen said.

“At Avalon Trust, we believe in actively supporting the causes that are important to our clients, employees and community,” said Avalon Trust CEO, Andrew Wallerstein. “We applaud the local artisans who donate their time and talents to Artists for the Bay and are honored to play a role in this wonderful event that supports Save The Bay’s vital work in making Narragansett Bay the regional treasure it is.”

Special Save The Bay coasters in several local pubs, restaurants and breweries, including Trinity Brewhouse, Bucket Brewery, The Avery, Malted Barley, Thee Red Fez and others, can be brought to the art show for a special gift. The Artists for the Bay Art Show & Sale runs through Jan. 31 with a closing ceremony on Thursday, Jan. 28 from 1 – 3 p.m. Community members are invited to the Save The Bay Center to look at and purchase artwork during normal business hours between Dec. 2 and Jan. 31.

Local artists and jewelers can continue to submit work for this juried show through Monday, Nov. 14. For more information, to purchase tickets and/or submit artwork, contact Leanne Danielsen at or 272-3540, ext. 140, or visit



WARREN, RI– Look no further than Rhode Island’s East Bay for that one-of-a-kind gift for that one-of-a- kind-person this year – and have fun doing it!

The East Bay Chamber, in collaboration with the Barrington Business Association, Discover Warren, and the Bristol Merchants Association, has coordinated a tri-town shop local campaign, which kicks off on Small Business Saturday, Nov. 26, with the East Bay Holiday Shopping Express. Two festive trolleys will circulate the downtown hubs of Bristol, Warren and Barrington, taking shoppers to the hottest retailers and restaurants in the East Bay.

This year, we’ve expanded our trolley run times. Shoppers can get off and on the trolleys from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., with no cost to ride. Trolley stops and parking locations can be found on our website, Our main starting point will be Gooding Plaza in Bristol, next to People’s Credit Union on Gooding Avenue.

New this year is our East Bay Passport to Savings. This convenient book is loaded with savings, coupons and discounts to over 50 local merchants. These Passport deals are good through the entire holiday season, with offers expiring on Dec. 31, 2016.

Make sure to mark your calendars and grab your friends and family. Get your shopping done in three, two, one… Three towns, two trolleys, one day!

The Lady Project announces Women’s Entrepreneurship Week, Celebrating Women in Power November 14-19

Providence, Rhode Island:  The Lady Project announces its first annual Women Entrepreneurship Week November 14-19.  Women’s Entrepreneurship Week is a celebration of women owned businesses in Providence. Through education and inspiration, The Lady Project’s first annual Women’s Entrepreneurship Week is redefining what it means to be an entrepreneur in Rhode Island.

Events include: 

  • 11/14: Designers & Makers Speakers Series – Join us Monday, November 14 at MOO from 6-8pm as The PVD Lady Project in partnership with Craftland & Moo celebrates the state’s designers and makers.
  • 11/15: Digital Storytellers – On Tuesday, November 15 join PVD Lady Project at Nail from 12-1pm for our lunch and learn as the talented women of NAIL Communications explain Digital Storytelling as it relates to consumer brands and today’s marketing environment.
  • 11/15: Change Makers – Join PVD Lady Project for our Change Makers Panel at Providence City Hall on Tuesday, November 15 from 6-8pm.  Our Change Makers Panel moderator Marisa O’Gara currently serves as the Deputy Chief of Staff to Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza, she will be leading the panel.
  • 11/16: Celebrating Women of Color in Business – Join PVD Lady Project at Easy Entertaining on Wednesday, November 16 from 6-8pm for our panel discussion celebrating women of color in business. Moderator Brittanny Taylor, is a fashion and lifestyle photographer working in Providence.  Brittanny will lead the panel.
  • 11/17: Women in STEM – Join Lady Project and Girl Develop It at Upserve on Thursday, November 17 from 6-8pm for our Women in STEM Panel Discussion. Moderator Nora Meah is a talent hacker and public education reformer will lead a panel with featuring Principal Business Analyst, Lisa Fougere and Software Engineer and member of Girl Develop It, Katryn Mcintosh.
  • 11/18: Lunch + Learn with the Vanech Pontarelli Private Client Group– Join Lady Project at Circe from 12-1pm as Carrie McPherson, Senior Financial Associate for Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. leads this session with financial planning advice for your business.
  • 11/19: National Women’s Entrepreneurship Day – The PVD Lady Project will be hoisting a morning of relaxation and self-care at Providence Power Yoga on Saturday, November 19 starting at 9:30am.  Following the class please join us at CAV for a delicious brunch.
  • Help us in celebrating each other as we wrap up #PVDWEW at Cleverhood on November 19th from 7-9pm, with refreshments from North Bakery and Long Live Beerworks!

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.

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