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Tara Rugg

Tara Rugg is the marketing manager at the Providence Warwick Convention & Visitors Bureau. She lives in Warwick with her husband, and loves spending time in Providence for dining, theater and concerts. In her free time, she can usually be found with her nose in a book.

Top Tween Ideas for April Vacation

Coming up with fun things to do with tweens during school break can be tricky — they're too cool for “little kid stuff” and too young to go out alone with their friends. Here are some suggestions to keep both you and your tweens happy. Be sure to check with individual businesses to see if…

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Pawtucket Slaterettes Make (Women's) History

Mention Pawtucket and baseball in the same sentence and most Rhode Islanders think of McCoy Stadium and the PawSox. But did you know that Pawtucket is home to the oldest all-female recreational baseball league in the country? Women's History Month seems like the perfect time to celebrate the…

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Providence Gets Prehistoric!

Providence is getting prehistoric this spring! Travel 65 million years into the past with not one, but two super-cool dinosaur events. The Jurassic World Live Tour roars into the Amica Mutual Pavilion on March 23 for four days of dino-packed entertainment. This adventure-filled arena show features…

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It's Not Easy Being Green. Unless You're Pizza.

Growing up, my Irish-Italian family celebrated St. Patrick's and St. Joseph's Days pretty equally. We wore green and ate corned beef and shamrock-shaped sugar cookies on March 17. Two days later, we donned our red sweaters and sat down to a dinner of homemade spaghetti and meatballs with zeppole for…

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Plenty on Tap for the Return of Rhode Island Craft Beer Week

Only in Rhode Island can you hit every craft brewery in the state in a single week, and the Rhode Island Brewer's Guild is bringing you that opportunity with Rhode Island Craft Beer Week, March 3–12, featuring tons of fun events at breweries, brewpubs, bars and more. Check out daily events at…

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Black-Owned Restaurants in Providence, Rhode Island

Featuring everything from Southern soul food to traditional African and Caribbean cuisines, Providence is home to a wide variety of Black-owned restaurants, food trucks and even a tea shop. Enjoy one of The District's signature pizzas for dinner or indulge your sweet tooth at brunch with the…

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Places To Catch the Big Game in Providence

Providence takes football fandom to another level on game day. The city is filled with terrific restaurants and bars where you can grab a pint and a bite while your favorite squad takes the gridiron. Sports Bars to Watch the Big Game No matter which team you're cheering for, there's no better way to…

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Family-Friendly Activities This Winter

Some love the cold and snow and others can’t wait for the warmer weather. Either way, there are so many options for families to take in some of the local attractions or activities in the area. Here are some ideas to get you out of the house for some winter fun…

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Winter Fun at Roger Williams Park Zoo!

Winter is one of the best times to visit Roger Williams Park Zoo. You can catch the snow leopards playing, red pandas climbing their trees and more. Roger Williams Park Zoo is offering half-price admission for their Winter Wonder Days through Feb. 28. Tickets must be purchased online in advance and…

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Shh! We're Reading at The Landing

Picture this: an hour of reading quietly without speaking to anyone. And there's coffee. What could be better than that? Join The Landing for Silent Book Club in their warm and cozy cafe and settle in for an hour or so of quiet reading with fellow book lovers. There's no assigned reading or…

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