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That’s right... over three hundred properties!


Terminal Warehouses, soon to be razed for no particular reason other than no one knows what to do with them

Butcher Block Mills, redeveloped

Most of the Ward Baking buildings demolished.

A gaping facade on Dean St has a uncertain future

Vedanta Society addition

Kendrick-Prentice-Tirocchi House

Fuller Ironworks demolished

Poirier Diner moved to new location

Morris Novelty destroyed by fire & razed

Need to report a pothole, graffiti, or some other urban problem?

The recently created SeeClickFix.com seems to be helping people raw attention to the small problems that get passed by. And Providence officials seem to be listening.

Event Listings

10/17 — The Spelling Bee is Back

Experience a lively evening of competition and angst with Not About The Buildings

36 spellers will take to the stage of AS220’s main performance space on Friday, October 17th, but only one will emerge as Providence’s spelling bee champion. There are fabulous prizes for the victors, including memberships to the Providence Athenaeum and the RISD Museum, as well as a gift certificate to north and other yet-to-be-announced goodies. But there’s also fame and glory and honor and all of those other nice things!

The Bee is the ONLY Not About The Buildings event where we ask for money, but we do it in fun ways. It costs $7 to spell but it’s free to watch. And, as always, there will be exciting treats for those who are lucky enough to pick the winning speller beforehand. All funds raised that night will power Not About The Buildings for the next year, so more money means more literary events for the next year. Which is a win-win for everyone, right?

Bee signups start at 8:30, and the contest proper starts at 9. Spellers are encouraged to bring their own cheering sections. As tradition dictates, JP Reader is judging, Kath Connolly will be the dictionary consultant, and Jason Tranchida will be playing the part of bookie.

Also, if you’d like to get a leg up on everyone else, maybe take a gander at the Spelling Bee Study Guide, a zine we published in 2012 that features 26 stories by 26 writers, one about each letter of the alphabet.

8th Annual All-Ages Spelling Bee
Friday, October 17th
AS220 (115 Empire Street)
$7 to spell, Free to watch
Signups start at 8:30


For more call for entries announcements and events, visit the RISCA blog.

How do I find out what is going on around Providence?

Providence has a surprising amount to do, if you want to look. I am amazed when I meet people who say that there isn’t. So here are some good places to start:

VisitRhodeIsland.com :: For more events than you can shake a stick at, try this out. This link is only the Arts Calendar, besides.

Providence Daily Dose :: Great event blog that covers in surprising detail; what goes on where and what to expect. Also covers local news. A good place to start.

AS220 :: Live music and art venue with a great bar and taco diner   the Tacqueria. Also, a place for artists to live and show their work. Live music every night, art openings every other week. Silkscreen and letterpress print shop for rent, as well as a community photo darkroom.

LotsOfNoise :: Music blog for the underground scene. Listings by night for venues and bands that don’t make the local papers.

Providence’s Events Page :: When all else fails, this is another great place to check for an extensive list of cultural events from the PPAC to the VMA to local galleries and stores.

Experience Pawtucket’s Events Page :: Try this relatively new events calendar for all things Pawtucket. Gallery openings, live music and Arts Festival listings.


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