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“Boulevard Dash” on June 4 to help bring new non-profit, Girls on the Run, to Rhode Island

“Boulevard Dash” on June 4 to help bring new non-profit, Girls on the Run, to Rhode Island

[ 0 ] May 24, 2011 |

Organizers working to bring Girls on the Run®, an international nonprofit youth development program, to Rhode Island will present The Boulevard Dash, on Saturday, June 4, 2011, on Blackstone Boulevard in Providence, RI. Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and the Dash will begin at 9 a.m. The event is open to the public.

The 1.6-mile family-friendly course will start on the south end of Blackstone Boulevard, near the Irving Avenue intersection, and finish at the north end, near Lippitt Park. Strollers, pets, and families are invited to walk or run the course. Race day registration is $15/person or $25/family, in cash or check only. Pre-registration is not available. Proceeds will support national coach training, membership, and licensing fees for the local council. Participants are asked to wear pink and green.

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Meet a Parent: Meet Catherine Carr Kelly

Meet a Parent: Meet Catherine Carr Kelly

[ 0 ] May 17, 2011 |

Today meet Catherine Carr Kelly, Executive Director, of Central Square Theater, Co-Founding Director of I WAS THERE Project, mom and panelist from the upcoming Kidoinfo Conversation, Raising Community Minded Kids. Please join the conversation on Wednesday, May 25th at AS220 in Downtown Providence. Click here for details.

Kidoinfo: Where were you born?
Catherine Carr Kelly (CCK): North Andover, MA

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WALK to STOP Bullying in Rhode Island on May 21, at Roger Williams Park in Providence

WALK to STOP Bullying in Rhode Island on May 21, at Roger Williams Park in Providence

[ 0 ] May 11, 2011 |

The Rhode Island Parent Information Network (RIPIN) and Stop Bullying Now! RI have come together to host the 1st Annual WALK to STOP Bullying in Rhode Island on May 21, 2011 at Roger Williams Park in Providence. The entire Rhode Island community is invited to join together to put an end to bullying in the […]

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Meet a Parent: Meet Jae Wyllie Willard

Meet a Parent: Meet Jae Wyllie Willard

[ 0 ] May 10, 2011 |

Today meet Jae Wyllie Willard, founder of New England Nannies, mom and panelist from the upcoming Kidoinfo Conversation, Raising Community Minded Kids. Please join the conversation on Wednesday, May 25th at AS220 in Downtown Providence. Click here for details.

Kidoinfo: What neighborhood do you live in?
Jae Wyllie Willard (JWW): Primrose, Barrington. After living in Chicago for twelve years, my husband and I decided to move back to where he grew up to raise our family. And we’re so glad we did!

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Young Readers Invited to Kick-Off Summer Reading 2011 with author Grace Lin at RI State House on May 14

Young Readers Invited to Kick-Off Summer Reading 2011 with author Grace Lin at RI State House on May 14

[ 0 ] May 9, 2011 |

This event kicks off second annual Kids Reading Across Rhode Island Rhode Island third through sixth graders and their families are invited to the kick-off of the second annual Kids Reading Across Rhode Island event on Saturday, May 14 at the Rhode Island State House, 12 Noon — 3:00 pm. The event marks the beginning […]

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The TSETSE Gallery ‘Call for Poets’

The TSETSE Gallery ‘Call for Poets’

[ 0 ] May 8, 2011 |

Entries must be received by May 15, 2011

The TSETSE Gallery is implementing an awesome Bullying Prevention Campaign by hosting a poetry contest open to students around Rhode Island starting at grade 3 all the way up to age 23. The poetry theme is insertion stories and problem solving poems related to bully prevention. The winning poems will then be turned into music that will be performed at a HUGE music festival this summer.

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Meet a Parent: Meet Wendy Nilsson

Meet a Parent: Meet Wendy Nilsson

[ 0 ] May 2, 2011 |

Today meet Wendy Nilsson, Chair of Friends of Brown Street Park, Partner of Nurslings, mom and panelist from the upcoming Kidoinfo Conversation, Raising Community Minded Kids. Please join the conversation on Wednesday, May 25th at AS220 in Downtown Providence. Click here for details.

Kidoinfo: What neighborhood do you live in?
Wendy Nilsson (WAN): College Hill/East Side or as I like to say, near Brown Street Park

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May 2011: Join the 3rd Annual Mother’s Day Diaper Drive!

May 2011: Join the 3rd Annual Mother’s Day Diaper Drive!

[ 0 ] May 1, 2011 |

Did you know that SNAP (Food Stamps) and WIC do not pay for diapers? Diapers are a high cost basic need. Families living in poverty are forced to choose between purchasing diapers for their children and purchasing food for the family.  No parent should have to make this difficult decision. The Mother’s Day Diaper Drive […]

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Today’s Handmade Parent: ASH

Today’s Handmade Parent: ASH

[ 1 ] April 29, 2011 |

The handmade parent is a series of interviews with parents who have an art/craft business or passion. The series explores how the artist/crafter manages their family and their creative passion while promoting their work. Today I talk with local artist ASH, owner of Giraffes + Robots. ASH creates fun art for kids and grown ups to decorate their walls.

Kidoinfo: What inspired you to start your business?
ASH: My mother surprised me by printing note cards with images of my paintings on the cover about eight years ago. I sold them all within months. Once they sold out, I kept getting requests for more, so I did a second printing.

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Celebrate Arbor Day: Love a Tree!

Celebrate Arbor Day: Love a Tree!

[ 0 ] April 29, 2011 |

Celebrate Arbor Day locally: Plant of Fruit Tree Grove in Davis Park. Click here for details. Check the What Grows on calendar for more local happenings… From the Kidoinfo archives: Tomorrow, April 29, 2011 is National Arbor Day. Share the The Lorax by Dr. Seuss, The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein, or One Tree (Green […]

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