RI Scene

Rhode Island Kitchen and Bath celebrated its 20th anniversary on May 16 at the Warwick showroom. Festivities included free workshops on kitchen and bath design trends, as well as samples from visiting chefs and vendors throughout the state.   
At left: Teague Joseph, sous chef, Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar and Steve St. Onge, president of RI Kitchen & Bath.

William F. Hatfield and Governor Donald L. Carcieri

The Sisters of Mercy Northeast  held their annual fundraiser on May 28 at the Providence Performing Arts Center. William F. Hatfield, president of Bank of America, Rhode Island, was honored with The Governor’s Award for Service to Rhode Island. Funds raised support the Sisters of Mercy Ministry Fund. 
At left: William F. Hatfield, president of Bank of America, Rhode Island, and Governor Donald L. Carcieri.

Federal Hill stroll

The Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Federal Hill Commerce Association held the tenth annual Federal Hill Stroll, sponsored in part by Rhode Island Monthly, on June 9. It was another successful event with 34 restaurants, shops and galleries participating. 
At left: Strollers enjoyed sampling cuisine at the Blue Grotto restaurant.

Federal Hill stroll

The first annual Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation Pink Out was held on June 18 at McCoy Stadium. The first 3,000 fans to enter the ballpark that evening received a pink Tee-shirt sponsored by Stop & Shop, JT’s Lumber, and ABC 6. Although it was a wet night at the ballpark, the rain did not dampen the spirits of the 7,602 people in attendance who saw the PawSox take on the Charlotte Knights.
At left: PawSox mascot Sox shows off.

Accessible RI

Accessible Rhode Island hosted an event at the Rhode Island Convention Center on May 20 to launch the 7th annual guide to recreational opportunities in Rhode Island for people with disabilities and honored local individuals for their support.
At left: Don and Marie Perna, founders of Accessible RI, and Quality of Life Award recipient, Paul M. DePace, director of capital projects at the University of Rhode Island.

Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr. Visitors Center

Rhode Island Monthly, in partnership with the Rhode Island State Tourism Division, celebrated the launch of Rhode Trips on June 10. Held at the brand new Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr. Visitors Center in Newport, tourism industry members celebrated the guide to vacationing in the Ocean State.
At left: Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr. Visitors Center in Newport.