Category: sports

Ski School is Open!

Ski School is Open!

[ 0 ] January 9, 2014 |

Rhode Island is not exactly the obvious choice for skiers in New England. The highest point in our state, Jerimoth Hill stands at a lowly 812 feet above sea level and so it is hardly surprising that most folks travel further afield to hit the slopes.  There are some reasonable local options however, which are […]

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Kickoff With Kids: Are you watching the Superbowl this weekend?

Kickoff With Kids: Are you watching the Superbowl this weekend?

[ 2 ] February 1, 2013 |

If you will be watching the Superbowl this weekend, do you envision a Norman Rockwell moment of uninterrupted game-watching with your children? There will be all sorts of sideshows going on, and all sorts of maintenance to be performed. Here are a few tips for enjoying the Superbowl with younger—or just less intensely interested—kids.

Foods, trivia, bingo, and advertising mayhem!

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Watching the Olympics With Kids

Watching the Olympics With Kids

[ 0 ] July 27, 2012 |

The 2012 Summer Olympics start this evening, July 27th with the opening ceremonies and finishes with the closing ceremonies on Sunday, August 12th. It’s easy these days to stay connected to the Olympics using Social Media and watch your favorite sports and follow athlete highlights at your convenience. Check the guide below to find the best Olympics sites for families.

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Family Matters: 10 Ways Kids Can Play All by Themselves

Family Matters: 10 Ways Kids Can Play All by Themselves

[ 0 ] July 27, 2012 |

Having some free time without friends or siblings to play with and time away from digital devices provides can children an opportunity to play solo and have fun while trying something new without the fear of what others may think of their skills or time to play at their own pace. Here’s a list of 10 ways for kids to play from Kids Health.

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Family Matters: Brush up on Water Safety Rules!

Family Matters: Brush up on Water Safety Rules!

[ 0 ] June 25, 2012 |

Many of us will be participating in water-related activities this summer. Now is a good time to review water safety rules with your spouse, caregiver, and children. Follow these safety tips from the Red Cross whenever you are in, on or around water.

Make Water Safety Your Priority

– Swim in designated areas supervised by lifeguards.
– Always swim with a buddy; do not allow anyone to swim alone. Even at a public pool or a lifeguarded beach, use the buddy system!

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Explore Rhode Island’s Bike Paths using the Rhody Bike Path Passport!

Explore Rhode Island’s Bike Paths using the Rhody Bike Path Passport!

[ 2 ] August 12, 2010 |

Rhode Island has many areas of scenic beauty and a growing network of paths for bicycling, walking, rollerblading, and running. The Rhody Bike Path Passport is designed to help you plan trips to explore the different paths in the state. Collect a unique stamp from businesses and organizations near featured bike paths in Rhode Island. […]

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Teaching kids how to ride a bike.

Teaching kids how to ride a bike.

[ 3 ] August 3, 2010 |

Learning to ride a bike is a watershed moment for a child.  The instant a parent lets go of their child’s saddle and they wobble but don’t fall down freedom is born.  If you can remember that moment you might recall the shear exhilaration of knowing that for the first time in your life you […]

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Providence Grays Vintage Baseball Club: 2010 Schedule

Providence Grays Vintage Baseball Club: 2010 Schedule

[ 2 ] June 8, 2010 |

Join the Providence Grays Vintage Base Ball Club for its 12th season bringing to life Providence’s historic 1884 National League pennant winning baseball team.  See bare-handed base ball as vividly described by the Providence Journal’s Ed Achorn in his new book Fifty-nine in ’84: Old Hoss Radbourne & The Greatest Season a Pitcher Ever Had, […]

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Buying Bikes for Kids

Buying Bikes for Kids

[ 0 ] April 8, 2010 |

Bike season is here at last in New England. Since kids grow year-round it may be time to buy your child’s first bike or upgrade their old one. Although I’ve had luck getting bikes for my children as hand-me-downs and buying them off Craig’s List, not everyone wants to shop this way or happens on […]

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Bringing Providence’s Baseball History to Life

Bringing Providence’s Baseball History to Life

[ 4 ] June 25, 2009 |

Did you know? • Providence was a major league city for baseball from 1878 to 1885? • The Providence Grays won the National League pennant in 1879 and 1884, and the first World’s Championship in 1884? • 1884 was the first year overhand pitching was allowed in the National League, but fielders hadn’t started wearing […]

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