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PawSox Tomorrow Fund Noah Fogg

PawSox, Tomorrow Fund and Cox Team with Noah Fogg for a Victory Lap

Pawtucket Red Sox fans are used to seeing heroes round the bases at McCoy Stadium, but there was something special about Saturday, August 4th that brought new meaning to a win. Sure – the PawSox beat the Rochester Red Wings 8-1 in the middle of their weekend matchup. Seven runs separated the Rhode Island Triple-A-affiliate...
Rosie the Corpse Flower

Close Encounters of Rosie the Corpse Flower

Last spring, the Tucson Botanical Gardens set the stage for a rare and unexpected visit from a bizarre and beautiful creature that made headlines and heads turn. When a crowd of thousands is captivated by an unbearable aroma of rotting flesh, surrounded by tranquil sounds of nature in a horticultural paradise enchanted by the beauty...
Bristol Parade 4th of July

There’s No Place Like Bristol on the Fourth of July: A Parade Guide

Follow the yellow brick – wait – scratch that Dorothy. You're not in Kansas anymore, you're in Bristol, Rhode Island, perhaps the most patriotic town in the country. The center lines guiding the navigation of America's oldest Fourth of July tradition aren't your typical land of Oz yellow. Instead, this map has red, white and...
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11 Pieces of Gear Every Runner Needs

There aren't many theatrics to running. All you need is a pair of sneakers and you're off, right? The Forrest Gump approach might work in the movies, but in reality, a beard and a trucker hat may not be on your wish list of accessories to help you cross the finish line. That's not to...

5 Things You Absolutely Must Do Before Running a 5K

Whether you have decided to run a 5k for a good cause or just because, committing to completing 3.1 miles is something to celebrate! But before you can really bask in the glory of crossing the finish line, we've got some tips to get you through your first race. 1. Choose a training schedule that...
maddie potts foundation

The Maddie Potts Foundation: Celebrating and Inspiring #ForeverEleven

A candlelit vigil held six months ago began the journey of a seventeen-year-old Chariho girl's postmortem life. Flames flickered as if in disbelief and sadness; an arduous yet comforting celebration of a spirited teenager departed too soon. Maddie Potts carried a brilliance with her everywhere she went, and that light was not dimmed by...
Gianna Cirella #CirellaStrong

#CirellaStrong: Fallen Soccer Player Shines On like the Sun

Toll Gate junior Gianna Cirella was a spontaneous force. She had a fearless spirit, a full heart and a contagious smile. She had the type of charisma and character that any parent would wish for their child, any coach would want in a player and any teammate would love. “Nine times out of ten you would...
Tony Torregrossa

Smithfield Legend Tony Torregrossa is all about the Team

Smithfied athletics legend Tony Torregrossa is the type of guy that tells it like it is. No bells and whistles. Just the simple truths embedded on the fields of play and throughout the stages of life. Torregrossa, who once served as Smithfield High's athletic director, is currently the school's wrestling coach and still assists as...
Forever Eleven: Be Like Maddie Potts

Forever Eleven: Be Like Maddie Potts

Forever eleven. These two words continue to unify the countless hearts breaking across Rhode Island. Seventeen years ago on April 11, 2000, hearts jumping for newborn Madeline Grace Egleston Potts were full with expectation and imagination. A new light was brought to Earth, except no one could have predicted just how bright little Maddie would...
Hendricken and La Salle Teaching Life Lessons on the Gridiron

Hendricken and La Salle Teaching Life Lessons on the Gridiron

The Hendricken Hawks and LaSalle Rams football teams aren't so different. Both are led by coaching staffs that believe in preparing student-athletes for life outside of the lines of a football field. Both pograms have traditions deeply rooted in family, brotherhood and school spirit. Each head coach is unique, caring and inspiring. Both men have an...
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