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The 33rd Annual Bishop’s Ball The 33rd annual Bishop’s Ball was held on October 24 at the Twin River Event Center. More than $230,000 was raised in support of the hospital’s strategic plan to consolidate services at Our Lady of Fatima Hospital, and critical community outreach programs like adult diabetes and pediatric dentistry. At left (left to right): Hospital trustee and co-chairs Dan and Jane Ryan; Bishop Thomas Tobin; John Fogarty, Our Lady of Fatima Hospital president.

Federal Hill Christmas Stroll  Federal Hill Christmas Stroll The Federal Hill Commerce Association’s 2nd annual Christmas Stroll took place on the first snow of the year, December 7. Strollers enjoyed carolers, discounts at local retailers, pictures with Santa and the tree lighting ceremony. At left: Carolers from Bay View Girls Choir getting strollers in the holiday spirit.
Trinity Benefit for Rhode Island Community Food Bank
Trinity Benefit for Rhode Island Community Food Bank Last month, Trinity Rep opened up their December 1 performance of “A Christmas Carol” to Rhode Islanders in need. Free tickets were made available through the Rhode Island Community Food Bank and other charitable organizations supported by the show’s cast. At left (left to right): Trinity Rep Artistic Director Curt Columbus and Andrew Schiff, executive director of Rhode Island Community Food Bank.
RI Kitchen & Bath's Oktoberfest Celebration  RI Kitchen & Bath’s Oktoberfest Celebration Rhode Island Kitchen & Bath held its first annual Oktoberfest celebration in its new 3,000-square-foot showroom in Warwick on October 18. Executive Chef Dan Osella of Jacob Wirth Restaurant in Boston held a cooking demonstration of traditional German fare for guests to enjoy, paired with samples of German wines and beers courtesy of wine consultant Marc Guillotte from People’s Liquor Warehouse. At left (left to right): Steve St. Onge, president of R.I. Kitchen & Bath, congratulates Iain Wilson of Newberry Public Relations & Marketing for creating the winning pumpkin as voted by those in attendance.

Rhode Island Hospitality Association’s Stars of the Industry On December 16, the Rhode Island Hospitality Association (RIHA) named Bristol resident and owner of the Lobster Pot, Jeffery Hirsh, Restaurateur of the Year at its “Stars of the Industry” annual meeting. Awards were given out recognizing the outstanding achievements of members from the hospitality, food service and tourism industries. At left (left to right): RIHA Vice Chairman Stephen Marra; Jeffery Hirsh, owner of the Lobster Pot; RIHA President Dale Venturini.