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Mentor Rhode Island

Mentor Rhode Island Leaves a Lasting Impact on Children

Mentor Rhode Island is a matchmaker that pairs kids who need help with adults who aim to make a difference. This 501(c)3 non-profit organization has been the statewide expert in mentoring for the past two decades, and they're always recruiting new role models to help shape what comes next. “I think one of the best...

Confreda Greenhouses and Farms Finds Roots in Tradition

It's been close to a century since the Confreda family began farming just over 400 acres of land in Cranston and Warwick, and since its inception in 1922, Confreda Greenhouses and Farms has taken pride in their longstanding tradition as a family farm with cherished values and deep roots. “I love being part of not...

Let Subaru Sunday Drives Inspire Your Next Adventure

Nobody is in the dark about the sweet and shiny night life of Las Vegas – but did you know this gambling hotspot is also a beacon for adventure? The strip could be your starting point for the kind of day trip destinations that leave social media followers jealous and friends begging for a...
Permadontics dental implants

How Dental Implants Became One of the Most Successful Long-Term Treatments for Missing Teeth

Most people hope to have a long-term relationship with their own teeth, but when that doesn't go as planned, Permadontics co-founder Dr. Ian Aires has a lasting and reliable solution for a second marriage. Since they were first introduced in the late 1980's, dental implants have become one of the most successful long-term treatments...
A grandfather and his grandson posing happily with a football field in the background. Social Media to Connect Generations

Sports and Social Media Connect Generations

Could social media be considered a sport? It's certainly leveled the playing field between generations. Technology itself has not just provided a tool that connects families and friends living on opposite sides of the country – it's bridged the gap between the old and the young. It's also given teammates, former players and retired coaches...
Atlantic Shark Institute

R/V Warfish: Crucial Instrument for Shark Species Survival

Atlantic Shark Institute cofounder and chairman Jon F. Dodd has been fascinated with sharks for as long as he can remember. “The design, the grace, the beauty, the strength," He said. “It's what led me to the University of Rhode Island for a degree in biology with an emphasis on fisheries." Dodd has caught and released...
Atlantic Shark Institute Mako Shark

Atlantic Shark Institute Leads Rhode Island Shark Research

Atlantic Shark Institute is on the brink of making groundbreaking discoveries out on the water. They have the team, the boat and the passion – not just for saving animals, but for sharing their stories. ”Their strength, movements and interactions make them beautiful animals.” Rhode Island Shark Diving’s marine biologist Lauren Benoit said. Usually research is done...
Washington County Fair

Washington County Fair Mixes Old Time Feel with Modern Day Fun

There is something magical about preserving the old time feel of a county fair while keeping it relevant for tomorrow. Step through the gates of the 53rd annual Washington County Fair this August 14 – 18 and feel like a kid again – relive the sights and sounds you remember fondly and let the homegrown...
Rhode Island Shark Diving

Rhode Island Shark Diving Shines New Light on Sharks

Bubbles and splashes in the water are the only remnants the Rhode Island Shark Diving team leaves behind. No hooks. No harm. Only art – and one heck of an experience. It's a cage-free, photography and film expedition unlike any other boat trip. “At the end of the day we took nothing, caused no damage and...
Atlantic Shark Institute

Atlantic Shark Institute is on Mission to Save Sharks

Swimming in shark-infested waters may not be on everyone's summer bucket list, but for Atlantic Shark Institute Executive Director Joe Romeiro, it's pure joy. That's because sharks aren't monsters, they're misunderstood, and they are the ones at risk. According to the Atlantic Shark Institute, between 70 and 100 million sharks are reportedly killed annually worldwide. “We...