Showing posts with label providence. Show all posts
Showing posts with label providence. Show all posts

Saturday, July 2, 2022

Spanish/English bilingual adaptation of "Don Quixote"

Summertime is a good time for outdoor performing arts. And when the location is the Waterplace Park in Providence for a performance by Trinity Rep, put it on the calendar! 

"Meet the cast of "La Mancha!" This Spanish/English bilingual adaptation of "Don Quixote" is part of Teatro en el Verano, produced by @rilatinoarts in association with Trinity Rep. It features local Latinx artists, and is completely free to attend.

"Don Quixote" runs at La GalerĂ­a del Pueblo in Central Falls July 15 - 24, with a special performance on the Waterplace Park  in Providence on July 28. 
For more information, visit"
Complete press release and performance schedule

(Yes, there is nothing wrong with Central Falls but the schedule for the Providence performance is better for me.)

Spanish/English bilingual adaptation of "Don Quixote"
Spanish/English bilingual adaptation of "Don Quixote"

Saturday, May 15, 2021

Boston Globe: "A pop-up gallery fills a vacant spot in Providence with joy and light"

Franklin received a grant to create a Pop Shop downtown. From the Boston Globe we share what Providence has done with a popup shop as an example.

"During the pandemic, downtown Providence was living in its own shadow, with empty storefronts and restaurants that were “hibernating” for the winter or closed for good.But these days, cobblestone-lined Westminster Street has started to feel alive again, thanks in part to three Rhode Island-based women and their new pop-up art gallery, “Reflection-Delight.”

Curated by Sheryl Kopel, a freelance artist manager and facilitator, the temporary exhibition has filled 233 Westminster St., a space that is usually vacant. She’s chosen two artists whose styles are vastly different, but whose work looks to project “joy and inner strength that fly in the face of darker trends in the wider world.”

Continue reading the article online  (subscription may be required)
In case you missed the grant announcement:
Pop Shop Franklin
Pop Shop Franklin

Thursday, December 24, 2020

Trinity Rep performs A Christmas Carol - "Brimming with creativity and innovation"

A Christmas Carol OnlineUnlimited free streaming through Jan. 10

Trinity Rep's A Christmas Carol Online is now streaming for free. Simply register at the links below for your access link. Watch as many times as you want and on your schedule!

"The results offer delightful contrasts — traditional yet trendy, spooky yet warm, edgy yet endearing — that will prove appealing to audiences of all ages...streaming for free through Jan. 10, is a show for the ages, brimming with the creativity and innovation Trinity audiences have missed for months...  - Providence Journal

"...bringing invention and tradition together in a celebration of innovative spirit and holiday cheer...In a year when we have lost so much and so many, Trinity Rep's A CHRISTMAS CAROL ONLINE is an inspired holiday transformation that - much like Scrooge's own - feels nothing short of a Christmas miracle." - Broadway World

For detailed information about viewing the show, including tips for technical set up, view our FAQ page

Check out our Viewer Guide to read more about the show and artists, and get family activities, games, and recipes

A Christmas Carol Online = Unlimited free streaming through Jan. 10

A Christmas Carol OnlineUnlimited free streaming through Jan. 10

Thursday, May 16, 2019

In the News: Social consumption pilot possible; self driving shuttle in Providence

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

Social consumption pilot possible
"As state regulators prepare to discuss and possibly vote on a policy to allow marijuana use in certain public social settings, Gov. Charlie Baker indicated Monday he could be open to a pilot program for things like pot cafes and lounges. 
The Cannabis Control Commission is expected to have a “policy discussion” on Thursday about social consumption, or a policy that would allow adults to use marijuana in some form in a social setting. The commission initially drafted regulations to allow so-called social consumption but put the issues on the back burner after pushback last year from Baker. 
“It’s not up to me, it’s up to the CCC,” Baker said Monday when asked about the policy the CCC plans to discuss Thursday. “What I’ve said many times about most of the issues associated with the rollout of recreational marijuana, is it’s really important that they, the CCC, understand what they’re doing and why they’re doing it as they make these decisions.”

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self driving shuttle in Providence
"Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo and Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza rode in a self-driving car for the first time Tuesday when they inaugurated the state’s autonomous vehicle pilot program. 
They circled the State House without incident and declared Rhode Island a leader in transportation technology. 
Raimondo “got a little nervous” when the vehicle attendant took his hands off the controls, she said after stepping out of the shuttle on Smith Street. “But after a couple minutes it felt great. It felt safe and smooth. ... It swerved around the curb that juts out. It stopped at a red light, took a left when it needed to.”

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Wednesday, December 20, 2017

Local Runners: The first Tour de Patrick price increase is Jan 1, 2018. Register early and save.

The Pawtucket and Providence running routes are good; the races well organized.

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Tour de Patrick
March 2018
Prices increase January 1, 2018Run any one, two or all three Tour de Patrick 5k's and complete the Tour de Patrick. 

Save $6 when you register for all three 5k's online or 
when you select any two 5k's online. 
These discount options are available when registering at any of the three 5k websites.
Pawtucket, March 3, Providence, March 10 and North Kingstown, March 24

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Downtown 5K Inc, PO Box 1940, East Greenwich, RI 02818

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Friday, July 14, 2017

In the News: Exelon generator heaviest load on roadways

From the Milford Daily News, articles of interest for Franklin:

"A massive truck - weighing in at more than 560,000 pounds - will be on the move soon, as it continues its mission to deliver a generator to the Medway Exelon facility. 
The 16-axle truck - 5.6 times more than the Massachusetts truck weight limit - was in Uxbridge this week, awaiting Massachusetts Department of Transportation approval to complete the final stage of its trip. It began its journey at a North Kingstown, Rhode Island port, and is reportedly the largest load to travel through Rhode Island in 17 years. 
A spokeswoman with MassDOT said Thursday the department had granted the truck’s permits. The truck had been in Uxbridge since Monday."

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While visiting family in RI last weekend, the Providence Journal was reporting on the ordeal of getting the generator to the plant. The story was updated with this article posted Thursday, July 13.

"It’s not every day that a 16-axle truck weighing more than 560,000 pounds comes through town. In fact, it’s the heaviest load - seven times the federal truck weight limit of 80,000 pounds and 5.6 times the Massachusetts 99,000-pound limit - to traverse Rhode Island, on its way to Medway, in at least 17 years, the Providence Journal reported. 
The Bay Crane tractor-trailer carrying a generator from a port in North Kingstown, Rhode Island, to the Exelon power plant in Medway was sidelined for two weeks by Rhode Island Department of Transportation officials after it was discovered the truck did not have the proper permits to carry such a heavy load. 
Among the concerns was that the truck’s planned route was over major highways: Interstates 95 and 295. Bay Crane was required to reroute along back roads through small towns, to minimize public safety risks."

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screen grab of Providence Journal article image on overweight truck for Exelon plan
screen grab of Providence Journal article image on overweight truck for Exelon plant

Thursday, November 3, 2016

The Lion King - Great Tickets Available

     Special Ticket Offer - Terrific Orchestra Seats

The Lion King
at Providence Center for Performing Arts
A Great Holiday Gift for the Family

    Special Ticket Price: $87*

More than 80 million people around the world have experienced the phenomenon of Disney's THE LION KING, and now you can, too. 

There is simply nothing else like
         THE LION KING.

                       SATURDAY, MARCH 18, 2:00 PM
                       PPAC, Providence, RI
                      $87 per person*

*Call 508-613-1480
by November 10 to take advantage this special offer

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The Center for Adult Education and Community Learning at Franklin is a program of the Lifelong Learning Institute, dedicated to providing quality learning experiences for residents in the Town of Franklin and surrounding communities. Diverse and enriched education and experiences are the goals of The Center for Adult Education and Community Learning. 

FPS- Life Long Learning, 355 East Central Street, Franklin, MA 02038

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Monday, September 19, 2011

Canoe the Waterfire in Providence, RI !!

From a faithful reader concerned about our water quality comes a unique opportunity!

"If you are an experienced canoeist and are looking for an unusual and fun opportunity to use your paddling skills please Check out this YouTube video of WaterFire Founder and Executive Artistic Director Barnaby Evans inviting you to participate in this special project.

With your help Waterfire Providence plans on making it even more spectacular by increasing our school to 85 illuminated Japanese Koi!

This year Waterfire is partnering with the Woonasquatucket River Watershed Council and celebrating Rhode Island Water Celebration Day, a day marking the importance of water quality, access, and its uses that enrich the lives of everyone who lives in or visits Rhode Island.

If you are an experienced canoeist and want to be a a part of WaterFire Providence's September 24th lighting, please follow this link and complete the registration. Further event details including a timeline, directions, etc. will be updated on as the date comes closer.

Thank you for supporting another spectacular WaterFire Providence special project!"

Note: email subscribers will need to click through to Franklin Matters to view the video