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There’s Still Time to Earn a $200,000 Rhode Island Foundation Fellowship

Rhode Islanders are invited to apply by Tuesday, Dec. 19, for $600,000 in seed grants through the Carter Fellowships for Entrepreneurial Innovation.

Do you have a big dream for Rhode Island, but lack the time and money to execute it? Consider this your meant-to-be moment. Rhode Islanders are invited to apply for $600,000 in seed grants through the Carter Fellowships for Entrepreneurial Innovation at the Rhode Island Foundation.

5 Ways to Safely Observe a Snowy Owl

The regal-looking owls have been spotted in various places around Rhode Island, including East Greenwich, Middletown, Narragansett and Block Island.

This winter’s forecast is predicting cloudy with a chance of snowy owls. Rhode Island has seen a recent influx of the owl species, according to wildlife officials.

Five of the Best “Caught in Providence” Moments

The Internet-famous show, which is shot in Providence Municipal Court, will begin airing nationally on Fox this fall.

Photo via Caught in Providence. Judge Frank Caprio is Rhode Island. He’s Italian. He’s got the accent. He’s blunt, but kindhearted. He makes us look good. And now, he’s getting his own national TV show. That’s right: Your favorite courtroom superstar — sorry, Judge Judy — will debut on Fox stations around the nation this fall, according to an announcement…

Last Chance to Pick Up a Map at the Map Center

The eclectic little shop, which has been run by Andrew Nosal since 1981, is closing up, a victim of Google maps and online shopping.

Nosal has kept the store going against all odds, but says it’s time for it to close. He plans to explore his options and keep up some kind of map-related business, but that’s still in development.

Congrats to Our Common Good Awards Winners in 2018

We salute businesses that inspire philanthropy in their employees in partnership with the Rhode Island Foundation.

This year’s recipients are Rondeau’s Kickboxing (micro category); Brokers’ Service Marketing Group (small category); Coastway Community Bank (medium category), and Hasbro (large category). CVS received an honorable mention in the large category.