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Twenty Years of Preservation Built on Love

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has." This quote by Margaret Mead is the mantra that Kathy Hartley, President and Founder of Friends of Hearthside has...

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·     Friday, July 16 @ 6 - 8 pm - Levitt Amp Woonsocket Music Series, featuring Kat Wright with Back Rhodes, River Island Art Park, Woonsocket. MORE INFO


·     Saturday, July 17, Looff Carousel 125th Birthday Jubilee @ 12 - 8 pm - Slater Park, Pawtucket MORE INFO


·     Saturday, July 17 & August 21 @ 4 - 8 pm - Lincoln's 150th Anniversary Food Truck Celebration! - Chase Farm Park, Lincoln. MORE INFO

·     Sunday, July 18 @ 9:30 am - 3 pm - The Car Show of Shows, R1 Indoor Karting , Lincoln MORE INFO


·     Mondays Starting July 19 @ 5:30 - 8 pm - Summer Car Cruise - Market Square, Woonsocket. MORE INFO.


·     Thursday, July 22 @ 6 pm, Concerts in the Park featuring David Tessier's All Stars, Rose Larisa Park, East Providence. MORE INFO


·     Saturday, July 24 @ 10 am - 4 pm - Seven Cedars Farm Summer Craft Show, Seven Cedars Farm, Smithfield MORE INFO


·     Sunday, July 25 @ 12 - 5 pm - Chriskindlmarkt in Sommer, German American Cultural Society, Pawtucket. MORE INFO




Farmers Markets

and Farm Stands


This is the time of year when first harvests of fresh fruit and vegetables from our local farms are hitting farm stands and farmers markets.

Blackstone Valley has an abundance of markets and farm stands so you never have to go without fresh veggies.

We recently visited Goodwin Brothers Farm Stand in North Smithfield and picked up some tomatoes and raspberries as well as a loaf of bread from a local bakery. There is nothing like fresh veggies in your salad.

Other farm stands to check out are:


·     Jaswell Farm, Smithfield

·     Old Orchard Farm, North Smithfield

·     Butterfly Farm, Lincoln





Blackstone Valley Farmers Markets


Sundays @ 10 am - 2 pm - Eat, Drink RI @ Blackbird Farm, Smithfield


Mondays @ 12 - 5 pm: Revive the Roots Summer Market, Smithfield


Tuesdays @ 3 - 6 pm: Farm Fresh Farmers Markets in Central Falls and Woonsocket


Thursdays @ 4 - 7 pm: Weaver's Library, East Providence








BVTC's 16th Annual

Golf Tournament

Monday, August 30th

Crystal Lake Golf Club, Burrillville


Come support Blackstone Valley Tourism Council's youth environmental education programs and network with regional business leaders at this relaxed charity golf tournament!

Registration includes 18 holes of golf, lunch, dinner, a gift bag, and chances at great prizes!





Check out our local ice cream shops



Ninety-three-percent of coronavirus cases in the U.S. are linked to the Delta variant. That's according to the latest numbers from the CDC which looked at the last two weeks of July. However, the Delta strain accounts for 98-percent of the infections when looking at the region where states like Iowa and Kansas are located.       A new report shows fewer jobs were added in the U.S. than expected. Payroll processing firm ADP says 330-thousand positions were added last month, which is much fewer than the 650-thousand jobs analysts were expecting. The ADP figures come ahead of the jobs report that'll be released by the federal government on Friday.       Attorneys for former President Trump are attempting to block the release of Trump's tax records to a U.S. House committee. A motion was filed with a federal court after the Justice Department gave the go-ahead for the Treasury Department to release the documents. Trump's lawyers claim there isn't a legitimate reason for Congress to access them.       A majority of New Yorkers want Governor Andrew Cuomo to resign. That's according to the results of a Marist survey which shows 59-percent of New Yorkers feel that way. Meantime, the poll results also say 32-percent think the governor should serve out the rest of his term.       There's a new service that will help out folks in trouble. Citizen, an app that notifies users about crimes and emergencies in their area, is rolling out a new service that will call 911 for those who need help. It will set users back about 20-dollars.       Guests at the upcoming Met Gala in New York must show proof they're fully vaccinated against COVID and wear masks. This follows news that all New York Fashion Week shows next month will require COVID shots too. The gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, called "America: A Lexicon of Fashion," will be held on September 13th.