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Providence Preservation Society Symposium

The Providence Preservation Society’s yearlong speaker series culminates with top national speakers and local stakeholders on November 6, 7 and 8, 2014 to share experiences and insights on how Providence can move forward. 

Entitled Not Always Easy: Building the New Urban Experience, the series brings dynamic leaders from key urban areas to share their experiences in areas such as government and development, open space and public land, and transportation. 

The packed line-up includes Mayor Mark Mallory, two term mayor of Cincinnati from 2005-2013, Gabe Klein, former Director of Transportation in Washington, DC and Chicago, Richard Galvin, President CV Properties and developer of South Street Station in Providence,Richard Licht, former Department of Administration for the State of Rhode Island, Dan Da Ponte, Chairman of RI Senate Finance Committee, Scott Avedisian, Mayor of Warwick, University of Rhode Island President David Dooley, Brown University President Christina Paxson, among others.

Talks and panels happen at the iconic Industrial Trust Building, 111 Westminster Street in Downtown Providence. Details can be found at

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2014 RI Tech10 Award Winners Announced

Tech Collective program honors ten Rhode Island IT practitioners, digital media designers, and entrepreneurs; to be recognized at celebration event on Nov. 20

Tech Collective, Rhode Island’s industry association for Information Technology and Bioscience, today announces ten Rhode Island IT practitioners, digital media designers, and entrepreneurs as its 2014 Tech10 Award recipients. Honorees will be recognized at a celebration event on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 from 5:30-7:30 pm at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln, R.I.

Individually, Tech10 recognizes Rhode Island IT practitioners and entrepreneurs who excel in their practice, demonstrate a passion for contributing to the success of others, and are pioneering in their technological and career achievements. For the technology community, Tech10 is the opportunity for Rhode Island business and industry to identify its exceptional participants and future leaders.

2014 Tech10 Award Recipients:

Kimberly Kowal Arcand – Visualization Lead, NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory; Chandra X-ray Center/Smithsonian Astrophysical Observatory

Tammy Fuller – Chief Software Architect and Co-Founder; Echo Messaging Systems, Inc.

Ramarao Koppaka – Principal Enterprise Architect; FM Global

Bryce Lukens – Technical Director; Atrion Networking Corporation

David Mulanaphy – Principal Development Database Administrator; FM Global

Allan Peters – Director, Collaboration Services; GTECH

Eric M. Shorr – Founder and President; Secure Future Tech Solutions

Rich Siedzik – Director of Computer & Telecommunication Services; Bryant University

Alan Silverman – Senior Technical Director, Data Center; Atrion Networking Corporation

Jeff Wilhelm – Chief Technology Officer; Envision Technology Advisors

“With this year’s Tech10 Award selection, we are proud to have 40 Tech10 Award alumni building upon their accomplishments, contributing to Rhode Island companies and communities, and working to continue the growth of a strong technology presence in our state,” said Kathie Shields, executive director for Tech Collective. “Rhode Island employs 13,500 IT professionals – our Tech10 honorees are some of the best and brightest leaders, innovators, and entrepreneurs among them. They bring enthusiasm and vibrancy to an exciting sector of Rhode Island’s future. Congratulations to our 2014 Tech10 Award winners!”

The 2014 Tech10 Awards are sponsored by Atrion Networking Corporation (Cyber Sponsor) and Bryant University Executive Development Center (Java Sponsor). Award recipients will be honored at a Tech10 Awards recognition event on Thursday, Nov. 20, 2014 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. at Kirkbrae Country Club in Lincoln, R.I. Video vignette profiles of the Award winners will be unveiled at the event. Additionally, three award recipients will be recognized for outstanding accomplishments in Tech Citizenship, Entrepreneurship, and Overall Achievement.

Tech10 recipients were chosen by this year’s Tech10 Judging Committee based on application submissions collected Sept. – Oct. 2014. View past Award winners, videos, attend the Tech10 Awards recognition event, and learn more at Follow Tech10 on twitter #Tech10RI.

Mount Saint Charles Academy Open House

Mount Saint Charles Academy’s Open House is quickly approaching! The date is Sunday, November 2nd from 2-4 pm.  Mount Saint Charles also has exciting news. Mount's junior high is expanding with the addition of grade 6 in the fall of 2015! 

For more information or to register for Open House, families can visit: They can also contact Mr. O'Neill, Director of Admissions, at 401-769-0310 x137 or at Walk-ins are welcome. 

In the tradition of the Brothers of the Sacred Heart, we are a private, Catholic, college preparatory 6th -12th grade academy committed to academic excellence, moral values, and well-rounded students. Our commitment to caring means that each and every student is known, valued, and treasured. 


Holiday Soiree at Kirkbrae

BCBS 2015 Medicare Open Enrollment - You’ve Got Choices

Roger Williams Park Zoo Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular

The nationally acclaimed Jack-O-Lantern Spectacular, presented by Citizens Bank, will return with nightly showings from October 2 – November 2. This year’s display, “Jack-O-Lanterns from A to Z,” will portray scenes filled with intricate pumpkin art arrayed in alphabetical order, with highlights from history and popular culture.  Childhood favorites and Halloween scenes will be back, of course, along with the show’s dazzling grand finale, the Laughing Tree comprised of hundreds of glowing jack-o-lanterns with its iconic fog and catchy beat. The show runs rain or shine, with admission from 6pm – 10pm; the trail closes at 11pm. Admission is extended to 11pm on Saturdays, with the trail closing at midnight. On weekends, visitors who purchase the dinner offering enjoy express entry to the pumpkin trail. For complete event details, hours, ticket prices and other information, visit

Polaris MEP is Moving RI Manufacturing Forward

Truth, Goodness and Beauty…A Catholic Event

When: Saturday, November 1, 2014

Where: Cathedral of Saints Peter & Paul, Providence

A special Catholic event, The Truth, Goodness and Beauty presentation will inspire you and strengthen your Faith in these challenging times. 

Catholic artists of every kind are invited to call to show their works for their beauty, and perhaps for sale, too. 

Call Tyler Rowley at 401.290.7201 for tickets or register online.   

Click here for further information.  Please feel free to print out and share with your friends, and ask your pastor to spread the word in your parish.  

The Prout School Open House

The Prout School in Wakefield will hold its annual Open House for prospective students on Sunday, November 2 from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

Southern Rhode Island’s only Catholic high school, Prout offers college prep, honors and AP classes and it is the only school in Rhode Island to offer the prestigious International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Program. Prout also offers over 21 competitive junior varsity and varsity sports teams, a renowned theatre and performing arts program, and numerous clubs and extracurricular activities.

The Prout entrance exam will be held on December 6th &13th at 8:30am at Prout.

For more information, please call Admissions at 789-9262, Ext 515 or go to

The College Crusade of Rhode Island Believe Breakfast

The College Crusade of Rhode Island is Celebrating 25 Years of Believing in Youth

Friday, November 14, 2014
Providence Marriott Downtown
One Orms Street, Providence
8:30 to 10:00 a.m.
Registration 8:00 a.m.

Come and celebrate with us!

These days, you don’t have to go very far to find success stories from The College Crusade. Take a look inside City Hall in Central Falls. Mayor James Diossa, a 2003 College Crusade alumnus, is bringing new energy and vibrancy to the city he grew up in. Over at Classical High School in Providence, Crusade senior Alexandria Alexieff also has a bright future ahead. She was named a 2014 Torch Scholar and will receive a full scholarship to Northeastern University, an honor awarded to only ten of 1,000 applicants this year.

Since our founding 25 years ago, The College Crusade has helped many thousands of students just like James and Alexandria pursue their goals for educational attainment. We have also awarded over $27.8 million in scholarships to more than 3,600 students.

We invite you to celebrate this legacy with us at our Believe Breakfast on November 14, 2014, at the Providence Marriott Downtown. Join Crusaders and College Crusade alums, family and friends, state and community agencies, donors, foundations, and other colleagues of The College Crusade to affirm the important work of believing in youth.

To reserve a spot, please contact Mary Alexandre, Development Officer, at or (401) 854-5500 ext 119. Individual tickets are $50.

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Best Buddies Rhode Island Champion of the Year

SAVE THE DATE - Best Buddies RI Champions - Monday, November 17th - Omni Providence

Challenge yourself to change lives - walk, run, or cycle in the Best Buddies Challenge: Hyannis Port, Hearst Castle, Washington, D.C. or Miami.

Dick Lupino October Performance Schedule

Fall has arrived.  We did have a great summer - weather wise!  Hopefully the fall will continue to be mild & pleasant.

Wed, Oct 1st marks our completion of 11 years at Sardella's - our heartfelt thanks to Richard Sardella & you, who attend our performances there.
Friday nights at The Chanler resumes on October 3rd & will continue to next spring.

On Tuesday, the 28th, the Dick Lupino Band will perform at The Cavalcade of Bands at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet.  Advanced tix may be purchased by calling the Providence Federation of Musicians - 401 941-2717 or paying admission at the door. This is a great event - especially for those who love to dance, featuring full Big Bands in the ballroom & smaller dance bands in the foyer from 6 to 10 PM.

Another terrific line-up of performers:

Vocalists:  Sharon Zeffiro, Linda Calise, Nicolas King, Daryl Sherman, Bonnie Mann,
Pat Mitchell

Instrumentalists:  Johnny Souza (& vocals), Warren Chaisson (NY vibraphonist), Dennis Cook, Kirk Feather

Pianists:  Chris Taylor, Steve Heck, Kent Hewitt,Yvonne Monnett (& vocals),
Jordan Nunes,

Hope to see you at one or more the these fine venues & again thank you for your continued support.

Sardella’s, 30 Memorial Blvd, Newport, RI, 849-6312, 7: to 9:30 pm

Wed    10/1   -  Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Johnny Souza, trumpet/vocal, Chris Taylor, piano

Wed    10/8   -  Dick Lupino, bass/ vocal, Warren Chaisson, vibes,

                       Steve Heck, piano/vocal

Wed    10/15  -  Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Sharon Zeffiro, vocal, Steve Heck, piano vocal

Wed    10/22  -  Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Linda Calise, vocal, Kent Hewitt, piano

Wed    10/29  -  Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Nicolas King, vocal, Kent Hewitt, piano

The Chanler, 117 Memorial Blvd; Newport, RI, 847-1300, 6 to 10 pm                           

Fri    10/3    -  Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Dennis Cook, sax, Chris Taylor, piano

Fri    10/10  -  Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Warren Chaisson, vibes, Chris Taylor, piano

Fri    10/17  -  Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Johnny Souza, trrumpet/vocal, Kent Hewitt, piano

Fri    10/24  -  Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Daryl Sherman, vocal,

                     Yvonne Monnett, piano/vocal

Fri    10/31  -  Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Sharon Zeffiro, vocal, Jordan Nunes, piano

Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Rd, Portsmouth, RI, 847-3777, 1 to 4 pm

Sat      10/4     -  Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Bonnie Mann, vocal,

                         Steve Heck, piano/vocal, Rick Wells, drums

Sat      10/11   -  Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Warren Chaisson, vibes,

                         Mike Renzi, piano, Rick Wells, drums

Sat      10/18   -  Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Kirk Feather, sax,

                         Yvonne Monnett, piano/vocal, Rick Wells, drums

Sat      10/25  -  Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Pat Mitchell, vocal,

                         Kent Hewitt, piano, Rick Wells, drums


Rhodes On The Pawtuxet, Cranston, RI, 785-4333, 8 to 9 pm

Tue      10/28  -  Dick Lupino, bass/vocal, Mary Andrews, vocal,

                        Pat Cardeiro, guitar/vocal, Steve Heck, piano/vocal,

                        Jeff Fountain, drums 


401 683-6565 office

401 837-9665 cell

Providence Rotary Weekly Lunch Meetings

When: Mondays from 12:15 - 1:30 with a long established speaker series.  (Tuesdays if Monday is a Holiday)

Where: Providence Marriott 

              One Orms Street, Providence (parking available).

Cost:     $20 meal fee.

For further information visit:


Contact the Chamber

Phone: 401-521-5000
Fax: 401-621-6109
Address:  30 Exchange Terrace
Providence RI 02903
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