WaterFire http://ripr.org en Scott MacKay Commentary: Time To Perk Up R.I. It's Summah Fer Gawd Sakes http://ripr.org/post/scott-mackay-commentary-time-perk-ri-its-summah-fer-gawd-sakes <p>Once again, Rhode Islanders are making national news for the low regard we have for our tiny state. RIPR political analyst Scott MacKay says it’s time to stop taking Rhode Island &nbsp;for granted.</p><p></p><p></p><p>The Gallup poll discovered that Rhode Island is the state least appreciated by its own residents. Just 18 percent of Rhode Islanders said our small slice of southeastern New England was the best place or one of the best places to live.</p> Wed, 21 May 2014 19:13:07 +0000 Scott MacKay 33945 at http://ripr.org Scott MacKay Commentary: Time To Perk Up R.I. It's Summah Fer Gawd Sakes Group Will Promote the Tasty Side of RI’s Economy at Waterfire http://ripr.org/post/group-will-promote-tasty-side-ri-s-economy-waterfire <p>There will be a tent set up at Saturday’s Waterfire to educate residents about Rhode Island’s growing food sector. The tent will offer samples from a wide variety of locally made foods and beverages. By luring people through their taste buds, project coordinator Melissa Withers said they can then show the public the diversity of expertise in the state’s food economy.</p><p></p> Fri, 20 Sep 2013 18:00:02 +0000 Catherine Welch 21995 at http://ripr.org Group Will Promote the Tasty Side of RI’s Economy at Waterfire New Headquarters for WaterFire Providence in old Rubber Plant http://ripr.org/post/new-headquarters-waterfire-providence-old-rubber-plant <p>Gov. Lincoln Chafee, and Rhode Island’s entire congressional delegation was on hand to celebrate the unveiling of the new headquarters for Providence Water Fire.</p><p>The old Uniroyal Rubber Plant building on Valley Street near Eagle Square is getting a second life after being shut down and sitting unused.&nbsp;</p><p>The arts non-profit WaterFire Providence will be moving in thanks to 800-thousand dollars in federal grants secured from the Environmental Protection Agency.</p> Mon, 22 Jul 2013 18:44:41 +0000 John Bender 18828 at http://ripr.org New Headquarters for WaterFire Providence in old Rubber Plant WaterFire Recieves National Arts Grant http://ripr.org/post/waterfire-recieves-national-arts-grant <p>WaterFire Providence, the organization which runs the public art installation, has received a $50,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Arts.</p><p></p><p>The grant will fund a wide variety of new art projects along the WaterFire route, said managing director Peter Mello.</p> Tue, 30 Apr 2013 08:00:00 +0000 John Bender 14355 at http://ripr.org WaterFire Recieves National Arts Grant