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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.

Celebrate National Oyster Day in Providence and Beyond

August 5 is National Oyster Day and we've rounded up all kinds of deals for you! Whether you're digging some buck-a-shuck specials or want a behind-the-scenes peek at where oysters are grown, look no further for everything you need to have a shucking good time. Buck-a-Shuck Oyster Deals From…

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Providence Restaurants With a WaterFire View

WaterFire, Providence's signature attraction, draws thousands of visitors to the city every year. It's an experience that shouldn't be missed. A stroll along the event route engages your senses with flickering firelight, the scent of wood smoke, enchanting music and more. You'll encounter local…

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Luigi's Summer Concert Series

Luigi's Gourmet Express has been serving up classic Italian food since 1971. This Johnston favorite features an extensive menu, including many gluten-free and "Healthy Living" options. During the summer months, you can enjoy dinner on their patio, along with live local music on Friday and Saturday…

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Celebrate Independent Retailer Month and Buy Local RI

While the country is celebrating Independence Day with fireworks, parades and cookouts, we're taking it as a reminder to celebrate the independent businesses that make our community great. Join us and support the local independent retailers near you on the Fourth of July and all month long. Buy…

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Buy Local at Rhode Island Night Market

The Rhode Island Night Market at Mulligan's Island is the place to be! Running select Saturdays throughout the summer, it's a fun and lively event where local artisans and entrepreneurs show off their unique talents. Browse a variety of cool handmade items and sample some delicious local food. It's…

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Outdoor Yoga in the Providence Area

Whether you're in Providence for a convention and need a break between meetings or visiting with the family and looking for a few minutes to yourself, a little yoga might be exactly the self-care you need. Sure, you could head to the closest gym. But why not take advantage of the summer weather and…

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East Providence Launches June Restaurant Week

Get ready for the first-ever East Providence Restaurant Week (June 16–22)! With nearly 40 local restaurants joining in, from cozy cafes to fancy dining, there's something for everyone. Check out the full list of participants, specials and an interactive map at EastProvidenceFood.com. It's a great…

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Why Buy Local RI Matters to You

You're probably familiar with Buy Local RI as a holiday campaign. It's been around for years, under the stewardship of the Rhode Island Foundation. Last fall, they entrusted GoProvidence with ownership of Buy Local RI. With the Rhode Island Foundation's continued support, along with that of…

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