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Chobani pledges to send profits from new peanut spreads to RI nonprofit

The yogurt company Chobani is entering the peanut-butter business and says it will donate all of the profits from those sales to North Kingstown-based Edesia Nutrition for its efforts to feed malnourished children around the world. The money from Chobani will help pay for production of Plumpy’Nut, a fortified peanut...
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Plimoth Patuxet Honors 400th Anniversary of Thanksgiving

PLYMOUTH- Plimouth Patuxet Museums will open a new exhibit, We Gather Together: Thanksgiving, Gratitude, and the Making of an American Holiday, this fall to commemorate the 400th anniversary of Thanksgiving. “From time immemorial, people around the world have celebrated the harvest,” said Executive Director Ellie Donovan. “As part of our...
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Wesley United Methodist Church Lasagna Dinner

WAREHAM – The Wesley United Methodist Church will be serving Lasagna Dinner consisting of lasagna, salad, bread, homemade dessert and drink Saturday, Oct. 2, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. Tickets for the complete dinner are $14.99 for adults and $6.99 for children 12 and under. Please R.S.V.P. to Pastor Doran by text or call at 508-264-1988 to reserve a spot and tickets available at the door. Wesley Thrift Shop will be open during this event. The Wesley United Methodist Church is located at 462 Main St.
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First Congregational Church of Wareham offers Wednesday breakfasts

WAREHAM - The First Congregational Church of Wareham is serving breakfast every Wednesday from 7 - 8:30 a.m. All are invited to Fellowship Hall, located at 11 Gibbs Ave., Wareham for a meal and fellowship. There is plenty of parking and the hall is handicap accessible. The menu includes eggs, bacon, sausage, home fries, toast, coffee and juice. A free will offering is accepted.

New Bedford Salvation Army Looking to Help More People This Year

When the COVID-19 pandemic hit New Bedford, the number of families needing help from the Salvation Army skyrocketed, according to Major Michael Jung. Today, the situation has stabilized but with a different wrinkle – a great number of new-found people needing help. Subsequently, on September 16, the New Bedford Salvation...

Providence launches national foundation for 'future of health' innovation, equity & more

Providence has created a national foundation to address healthcare challenges related to innovation, health equity and clinical institute initiatives, among other areas, the Renton, Wash.-based health system said Sept. 20. The Providence National Foundation will work with the health system's 40 local foundations across seven states. In the last three...
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State Cultural, Arts Organizations Share $1M in Funding

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — More than 100 cultural, humanities and arts nonprofits in Rhode Island are sharing nearly $1 million in federal funds to help them survive and recover from the coronavirus pandemic, officials anounced Monday. The money administered by the RI Culture, Humanities and Arts Recovery Grant program comes...
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McLean Foundation gives $1 million gift to Providence

The Fortuna-based Mel & Grace McLean Foundation has announced a $1 million gift to Providence, with the majority to be spent on health care at Redwood Memorial Hospital in Fortuna. “We felt strongly that we needed to help,” McLean Foundation President Dennis Scott said. “We feel that medical care is...
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Church of the Good Shepherd to host annual fall rummage sale

Church of the Good Shepherd, 74 High St., Wareham, will hold their annual fall rummage sale from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sept. 25. Items for sale include clothing, coats, shoes, white elephant items, books, domestic items, puzzles, games, toys and small furnishings. Money raised helps support the church and their outreach programs to the community. Masks are required to enter the building.
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Old Bridgewater Historical Society to host lecture by Stephen O’Neill

The Old Bridgewater Historical Society will be hosting a lecture by Stephen O’Neill at 2 p.m. Oct. 17 at the OBHS Memorial Building, 162 Howard St., West Bridgewater. The title of the program is “Surveying the Commonwealth in 1795.”. In 1794, the Massachusetts General Court ordered every town in the...
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R.I. culture, humanities and arts nonprofits receive nearly $1M in ARPA-funded grants

PROVIDENCE – Nearly $1 million in grants have been allocated to 121 culture, humanities and arts nonprofits in Rhode Island. The funds come from the Rhode Island Culture, Humanities and Arts Recovery Grant program, a collaboration between the R.I. State Council on the Arts and the Rhode Island Council for the Humanities, the councils announced Monday.

Clean & Green, Pumpkin People: Five things to know in North Smithfield this week

Preview screening #10 from the docu-series Slatersville, America’s First Mill Village has been scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 13 and will be held at the Blackstone Valley Visitor’s Center Theater at 175 Main St. in Pawtucket. Dubbed, “The Mental Smuggler,” the preview will cover how Samuel Slater founded America’s textile mill industry by remembering and duplicating plan for spinning machinery when he immigrated from England.