On Sunday, May 26, 2013 from 8:00am - 11:00am Arpin Van Lines and Cardi's Furniture will be collecting items to assist relief efforts for those effected by the tornado in Oklahoma and surrounding areas.
Items will be collected at Cardi's Furniture:
• Rt. 2 West Warwick, RI
• South Attleboro, MA
• Swansea, MA
• Braintree, MA
The requested items needed are listed below:
• Bottled Water & Sports Drinks
• Energy Bars
• Paper Towels & Wipes
**Please note we will not be collecting anything other than what is listed.**
The Red Cross will be on-site collecting monetary donations.
24 Hour Event to honor the men and women currently serving in our military and our Veterans, Wounded Warriors, Gold Star Heroes and their families.
Supplies for care packages and monetary donation to help with the cost of shipping will be collected.
Opening Ceremony will be at 11:30.
This is a great family event with a free BBQ lunch, send a free video message to our deployed troops, thank members of our military for their service, race the Army National Guard Go Carts, see military e...quipment demonstrations, sign the WE SUPPORT YOU banner which will be sent to a base in Afghanistan and kids area with a bounce house, facepainting, make you own Dog Tag, write a card to our troops and much more. At 2PM there will be a special ceremony to honor our Vietnam Veterans.
This year there will be a midnight ceremony to lower the flag for the official start to Memorial Day. Please consider holding a donation drive at your school, work, church, Boy/Girl Scouts, sports teams and then bring your donations to Troops in the Spotlight and present them to Dylan and WCOD's Kevin Matthews. For more information click the "Event Link" below.
Shores United Relief Foundation is a project of the 501c3 organization, World Association of Natural Disaster Relief and Awareness (WANDAA) to aid in the relief, recovery and rebuilding efforts of those impacted by Hurricane Sandy. It's all-volunteer nonprofit group assists 14 disaster territories along the Jersey Shore, Shores United’s mission is to provide the necessary recovery and financial assistance to families, individuals and businesses that are not provided adequate relief from government or institutional assistance. Our goal is provide those with immediate action to improve their quality of life, through short and long-term resources and aid to help manage the devastation of this historic storm.
For more information please click the "Event Link" below.
The Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre will host its 11th annual ‘Auction for the Arts & Taste of Northern Rhode Island’ on Thursday, May 30th, 2013 at 5 PM!
Included in the ticket purchase is a tasting of the cuisines of restaurants which has included, Kays, Vintage Restaurant, Chan's Fine Oriental Dining, The Burrito Company, River Falls, Wright's Dairy Farm & Bakery, Savini's, Tavern on Cherry, Olly’s Pizza… and more!
A Silent Auction will begin at 5:30 PM followed by a Live Auction in the Grand Hall. The Live Auction starts at 7:30 PM.
1st Annual Cornhole Commotion, Benefiting The Light Foundation
Former New England Patriot Matt Light will once again create a commotion on the fields at Gillettte Stadium this summer as he hosts and participates in the region's first Cornhole Commotion Tournament. The 1st Annual Cornhole Commotion is slated for Saturday, June 1, 2013 from 12:00pm-6:00pm at the Gillette Stadium Dana Farber Field House. The event will benefit The Light Foundation’s core mission of creating leadership initiatives for youths.
Light is a die-hard Cornhole fan intent on promoting the Midwest pastime of Cornhole to New Englanders, and this 128-team tournament is sure to shine a spotlight on this popular backyard game. Cornhole Commotion will bring together local celebrities, area enthusiasts, new Cornhole competitors, Light Foundation supporters and New England families excited to partake in a fun end-of-the-school-year celebration. Tournament play will take place at the Gillette Stadium Dana Farber Field House with the Cornhole Commotion championship round culminating outside on stadium grounds.
Tweet's Family Restaurant 180 Mt Hope Ave Bristol, RI
Sign up 9:30am-11:00am. Kickstands up at 11:15am. Event includes a scenic ride, meal, music and raffles. $20.00 per person No link for event, simply show up!
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Sunday, June 2, 2013
Tour de Cure is more than just a cycling event.
It's a life-changing event. A day full of fun and excitement where riders of all levels join forces in the fight to Stop Diabetes® and raise critical funds for diabetes research, education, and advocacy in support of the American Diabetes Association.
The Tour is a ride, not a race. Whether you are an occasional rider or an experienced cyclist, there is a route just for you.
The best family cycling event in the state, the Ocean State Tour de Cure consists of 5 different routes that are sure to cater to your riding ability. All routes cruise along the picturesque coastline of southern Rhode Island and are fully supported by rest stops and support vehicles. Sign up today and join us on June 2nd for the Ride of your Life!
Mark your calendars for Wednesday June 12, 2013 for Men on a Mission 2013!
All proceeds benefitted programs and services offered by Crossroads Rhode Island to homeless and disconnected families.
We appreciate the support from these prominent Rhode Island men who supported the mission of Crossroads by hosting the event:
Honorary Chairs: Governor Lincoln D. Chafee and Gordon Fox, Speaker of the House
Event Chairs: Jay Howell and Howard Sutton
Crossroads Board Member Hosts: Mayor Scott Avedisian, Michael D'Amico, Bradford S. Dimeo, Brendan P. Doherty, Michael Fine, M.D., Adam Hamblett, Edward O. Handy III, William F. Hatfield, Jay Howell, V. Duncan Johnson, Esq., Scot Jones, James L. Mastors, Michael Mello, Terry Moran, John J. Palumbo, James Procaccianti, Edwin Santos, Edward L. Shore, and Howard G. Sutton
Co-hosts: Alden Anderson, Peter Andruszkiewicz, Robert Beagle, Jim Bennett, John Bowen, Nick Cardi, Ron Cardi, Pete Cardi, Richard Carriere, Lt. Gen, (Ret.) Reginald Centracchio, Ryan Cimorelli, Ed Cooney, Robert DiMuccio, Bill Foulkes, John Galvin, Mark Gasbarro, Steve Geremia, William J. Gilbane, Jr., Matthew Hruska, John Kelly, Esq., Michael Levesque, Ed Mauro, Chad Mollica, Mike Montecalvo, William J. Murphy, Esq., Dominic Ragosta, Mark Ryan, Esq., Mike Ryan, Wilson Saville, Chris Santilli, David Schloss, Karl Sherry, J. Lynn Singleton, John E. Surrette, Jr., Anthony Thomas, William Tracey, Joseph Walsh, Esq., James Winoker, and Kevin Wilcox
Seven times a year, The Literacy Center offers a comprehensive, 16-hour training program which prepares volunteers to teach literacy skills to individual students and small groups. After the training, the tutor and learner schedule regular sessions at The Literacy Center, Bristol Community College Attleboro Campus, a local library, or another mutually convenient public location. A one-year commitment is required. At any given time, we have up to 100 learners who are urgently awaiting the services of a tutor.
Cardi's Furniture Teams Up for Marketplace Fairness Act
NiRoPe Welcomes US Senator Jack Reed, RI Governor Lincoln Chaffee, and Bruce Charleson of Arnold Lumber Company.
WEST WARWICK , RI – In an effort to support jobs in Rhode Island and create a level playing field for Rhode Island businesses, U.S. Senator Jack Reed, Governor Lincoln Chafee, and independent retailers today urged Congress to pass the Marketplace Fairness Act. This bipartisan legislation would end an unfair tax disparity that harms many local small businesses and benefits large out-of-state e-retailers.
The Marketplace Fairness Act would require online retailers and catalogue sellers to follow the same rules as businesses on Main Street and collect state sales taxes. One study found that Rhode Island lost out on an estimated $70.4 million in uncollected sales tax revenue last year because of the inability to collect from online and catalog sellers, according to a non-partisan report by the National Conference of State Legislatures.
The bipartisan bill gives states the ability to enforce their own sales and use tax laws and relieves consumers of the legal burden to report to state tax departments the sales taxes they owe on online purchases. The bill does not create new taxes or increase existing taxes. Instead, the bill will help states and cities collect billions in unpaid taxes already owed, reducing the need to raise new taxes on tax compliant businesses and citizens.
“The reason there is broad bipartisan support for the Marketplace Fairness Act is because this is an issue of simple fairness. Whether they are located online or on the corner, all retailers should be treated equally under the law. We need to put Rhode Island-based businesses and workers on a level playing field so they can compete against out-of-state retailers that unfairly benefit from tax loopholes. The Marketplace Fairness Act will help restore competitive balance and gives states the flexibility to opt in or out,” said Senator Reed. “Establishing clear and consistent rules for the collection of sales taxes on all purchases will support jobs here in Rhode Island and help the state strengthen its finances. Helping communities better collect unpaid taxes that are already owed will also help reduce the need to raise new taxes.”
“I have long advocated for passage of Marketplace Fairness legislation,” Governor Chafee said. “As I travel across Rhode Island talking to bricks-and-mortar business owners, this topic of fairness often comes up. The Marketplace Fairness Act will help Rhode Island businesses by leveling the playing field between Main Street stores and online retailers, and it will bring valuable revenue to our state.”
Governor Chafee has been a leading voice on this issue since taking office in 2011. In July of that year, in advance of the National Governors Association’s summer meeting, Governor Chafee and U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) collaborated to send letters to each of the nation’s Governors urging them to lobby their respective Senate delegations to support Marketplace Fairness legislation. Governor Chafee also submitted supportive written testimony to the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation in August 2012.
Senator Reed is a cosponsor of the bipartisan Marketplace Fairness Act, introduced by Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), which would encourage states to simplify and streamline their tax rules and supply the necessary software to online retailers.
Rhode Island is part of a consortium of over 22 states nationwide that have already agreed to be part of the “Streamlined Sales Tax Agreement,” an agreement between states and online retailers which, among other steps, ensures states that collect sales tax online adopt uniform tax definitions; require a single tax return from businesses; and have a single entity administer the system. Other states taking similar steps include: Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Nevada, New Jersey, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, South Dakota, Utah, Vermont, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming.
To address the concerns of small on-line retailers, the legislation exempts companies that have under $1 million in Internet sales from the collection requirement.
The Senate is expected to open debate on the measure this evening. When a non-binding version of the Marketplace Fairness Act was offered as an amendment to the Senate fiscal year 2014 budget resolution last month it passed 75 to 24.
Leading sponsors of the bill include U.S. Senator Mike Enzi (R-WY), U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), Senator Reed, and U.S. Senator Tim Johnson (D-SD). The Marketplace Fairness Act has also been endorsed by 29 Governors (17 Republican, 11 Democrat, and 1 Independent), and a number of diverse groups and businesses of all sizes, including: Amazon.com; AFL-CIO; American Conservative Union; Barnes and Noble, Inc.; Buy.com; Cardi’s Furniture; National Governors Association; National League of Cities; the Rhode Island Retail Federation; and the U.S. Conference of Mayors.
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Every year Cardi's Furniture hosts Adoption Rhode Islands Heart Gallery. This compelling exhibit features portraits of children who are waiting in state care for "Forever Families"(families that will adopt them). Through these powerful Images we are able to witness the spirit, the strength the innocence and the challenges of beautiful children waiting for that which is rightfully theirs... a family to love and care for them. The heart gallery was in exhibit through the entire month of January 2013 at Cardi's Furniture Rt. 2 West Warwick, RI. For more information on Adoption RI please click the "Event Link" below.
Your Choice: Participate in 1, 2, 3 or 4 of the 6 EVENTS
1 Mile Swim – Competitive or Recreational
2 Mile Kayak – Recreational
3 Mile Walk – Recreational
5K or 10K Run – Competitive or Recreational
For Against the Tide registration help, please contact the First Giving Support Team at
877-365-2949 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Every dollar raised goes to the Massachusetts Breast Cancer Coalition’s work toward breast cancer prevention! The minimum donation for participation in this empowering and uplifting half-day event, held rain or shine, is $175 per participant. Participants may enter as a team, with each individual participant raising the $175 minimum. Raise additional funds, and have a chance to win some great prizes from the generous sponsors!”
For more information, click the "Event Link" below.
Thank you to everyone who came out on April 4th for the Enterprising
Women Network Reception, Hosted by RI Monthly, Sponsored by Cardi's
Furniture & RI Design Center. Click the link below to see photos from
our fun night! Special Thanks to panelists, Alison Bologna of NBC 10,
Tara Granahan of 630 WPRO-AM, and Heather Gersten of Lite Rock 105.
This program has served the Greater Boston community over the last 35 years by helping hundreds of
disadvantaged, low-income single mothers and their children break the cycle of poverty. By providing families the critical tools they need ? education, job training, parenting and life skills, food and clothing assistance, excellent childhood programming, a Montessori pre-school, and much more - the families can finally pull themselves out of crisis and move towards much greater stability. Most importantly, this in turn opens the door to a far better future for the children, and the destructive legacy of intergenerational poverty can be brought to an end. The innovation of Julie's is that approach to education and social services is holistic, intensive, and tailored to the families'
pressing needs. Instead of having to navigate a labyrinth of services spread
throughout the city, mothers can access over twenty services in one single, welcoming
location. Serving the parent and child simultaneously has the additional effect of strengthening the family unit and fostering healthy parent-child relationships.
We hope you will join Celebrity Guest Host Patrick Little for a great day of golf on Monday, July 15, 2013 at the World Class Wannamoisett Country Club in Rumford, R.I. for The Groden Network's 33rd Annual John Trimble Fund Golf Tournament for Autism, Presented By: Mutual of America and Phred's Drug.
All funds raised through your generosity supports The Groden Network's critical services. 100% of the proceeds raised go directly to our programs to provide equipment, transportation services, recreational services and other needed support.
For more information, please contact Toni Lautieri in the Development Office at 401-274-6310, extension 1230.
This is your chance to visit the studios of some of the best artists living, working and exhibiting in the four beautiful coastal towns of Tiverton, Little Compton, Westport and Dartmouth. Whether this is your first visit, or you’re a seasoned traveler to the South Coast, you’re sure to be impressed by the amazing quality and incredible range of creative work being produced in these scenic communities.
The self-guided tour will take you across small highways and rural byways of stunning natural beauty. Along the way you’ll discover the work of welcoming artists working in such diverse mediums as oils, acrylics, watercolors, photography, sculpture, basketry, fiber arts, ceramics, glass, wood, metal, jewelry, paper and mixed media. All you have to do is follow the map in the brochure and look for the blue and white Open Studio signs and windsocks marking each studio or gallery. And, if you can’t make it to every gallery on the tour, remember that each artist can be reached through SCA’s Artist Member Directory on the website and plans can be made with individual artists for a visit some other time.
For more information, visit the "Event Link" bleow.
Cardi's Furniture is proud to support "A Baby Center", Whose focus is assisting families with baby supplies for newborns to toddlers (age 4).
Donations of used and new baby clothing including winter outer-wear, strollers, etc, are gladly accepted. They also have a need for unopened packages of diapers and food. Simply put they have a wish list that includes everything to support babies. (please note they can not accept cribs)
Please click the "Event link" below to lean more about "A Baby Center" and how to donate.
The Blessing of the Fleet has been a South County tradition for thirty-seven consecutive years.
What began as a ceremony to ask for “Divine protection” of those who risk their lives harvesting the sea,
has blossomed into one of South County’s most popular weekend-long events.
The July event will be “kicked off’ with a scenic, 10-mile roadrace in the evening.
The course, which winds its way through historic Narragansett, is officially sanctioned and listed as one of the
top three races of its distance in New England. More than 3,000 runners and walkers compete,
hailing from all over New England, across the country and around the world. The race’s finish line is by
“The Towers” in Narragansett, next to the Atlantic Ocean and Veterans Memorial Park, site of the
Blessing of the Fleet Seafood Festival.
For more information click the "Event Link" below.
During the month of February Cardi's Furniture and Cat Country 98.1 hosted a new singing competition for students, grades k-12, in Southern New England! The Grand Prize winners received a $1,000 cash prize for their school's music department and a featured performance at Cat Country's 5th Annual Snowball!
This years winners were the Cranston East Choir! Congratulations!
For more information and a recap of this years "Sing Off" click the "Event Link" below.
ER Card is an electronic personal health record and total care management program that improves communication between patients and caregivers. This results in the delivery of the most effective and appropriate tests and treatment, and sharply reduces medical mistakes. ER Card enables people to take charge of their care and stay safe and independent in their homes while offering peace of mind of family members. ER Card is changing what it means to be a patient.
As an ER Card member, you, your doctor and caregivers receive 24/7 access to your medical information anytime, anywhere. Members also receive total care management services including medication profile reviews, drug alerts, preventative care reminders, emergency notifications and more. The program is designed to be ‘high touch’ and ‘hands on’ for members who need help, and ‘hands off’ for members who are capable of managing their own information.
The ER Card program is also available on a USB flash drive that allows consumers to electronically store, manage and carry personal health information with them at all times. For even greater control, the USB flash drive can be linked to the members ER Card online profile.
Their new designer series medical jewelry will debut on the Rhode Show and includes genuine Swarovski crystals in silver tone or brushed pewter finish. All flash drives come pre-loaded with the ER Card program.
The ER Card program is ideal for seniors, travelers, students & children, mentally/physically compromised, high-risk professionals and unmarried life partners. The program is especially beneficial to individuals who live alone, and/or individuals with allergies, chronic conditions and special needs.
ER Card is a woman-owned, Rhode Island company, supporting other Rhode Island businesses. Their academic partner include URI College of Pharmacy (on-site pharmacists and study partner), Salve Regina University (study partner), Providence College (student interns from Health Policy and Management Program) and our technology partner is Purvis Systems in Middletown.
For more information click the "Event Link" below.
DATE TO BE ANNOUNCED UPON COMPLETION OF CONSTRUCTION
Join hosts Bob Bolton, Jay Readyhough, and Bill Hannan in August for the 32nd Annual Allstate and Bay Realty Cocktail Party at The Coast Guard House in Narragansett, RI. Enjoy cocktails on the deck of The Coast Guard House with the spectacular view of Narragansett Bay.
Every day the Rhode Island Blood Center needs up to
280 blood donations to assure a safe and adequate
blood supply in our community.
The Rhode Island Blood Center is the only supplier of
blood products to the hospitals in Rhode Island, and
also provides blood products to many hospitals throughout
Southern New England.
Cardi’s Furniture partners with the Rhode Island Blood
Center to make saving lives easy and convenient.
A significant amount of the blood collected at our blood
drives will go towards treating children with leukemia,
automobile accident victims and patients needing organ
transplants. We are able to give hope to patients and
their families because of the generosity of volunteer
blood donors like you.
The next Blood Drive will be held at the following Cardi’s locations on August 12, 2013: Swansea, South Attleboro & West Warwick.
For more information click the "Event Link" below.
Ronald McDonald House Charities & Mass General Hospital
Cardi's Furniture, in it's continued support of the Ronald McDonald Houses
in Providence and Boston has designed and furnished the newly remolded
Family Rooms at Massachusetts General Hospital. These 2 rooms, on the 17th
and 18th floor, provide an area where Parents and Relatives of Children
undergoing care at Mass General can comfortably relax while remaining
on-site. The Family Room is staffed by the caring volunteers of the Ronald
McDonald House in Boston.
support the excellent work MassGeneral does, click the "Event Link" below.
Trinity Repertory Company will be holding an open call for child actors at Cardi s Furniture Superstore (Route 1A, South Attleboro, MA) for its 37th annual production of Charles Dickens A Christmas Carol, directed by Tyler Dobrowsky. Children ages 8-12 are welcome to audition, although children who turn 13 before December 31, 2013, are not eligible. No appointment is necessary for the auditions.
Before arriving at the audition, all children and parents should visit Trinity Rep s website at http://www.trinityrep.com/DownloadDocs/Childrens_Audition_Packet_2012.pdf to download the Audition Packet, comprised of the Audition Fact Sheet and Child Actor Audition Info, which includes information about rehearsal schedules and requirements, and the Audition Script. All who audition should be ready to sing 30 seconds of their favorite holiday song to be sung without accompaniment. Children must also be prepared to read the audition scene.
Performances of A Christmas Carol, adapted by Adrian Hall and Richard Cumming, presented by Cardi s Furniture Superstores, run November to December at Trinity Rep.
Register now with a registration fee of $25. The fee will increase to $40 on July 1st!
The Rhode Island Open Water Swim includes swimmers of all ages and skill levels. Swim as an individual or as a team to honor loved ones who have been affected by cancer. All proceeds from the swim benefit Women & Infants Hospital.
Visit the "Event Link" below for more information.
We salute the men and women who serve our nation and communities with this special
Day of Honor - veterans and members of our armed forces as well as active and retired police,
fire and ambulance personnel and emergency responders will enjoy free admission
(identification of active or retired status must be shown to receive free admission). For more information click the "Event Link: below or call 401.785.3510.
Registration begins at 8am at Cardi's Furniture, Swansea location. Riders leave Cardi's at 10:15 and make
their way to Francis Farm for burn out pit, vendors and D.J.
All Proceeds benefit the Providence Ronald McDonald House. Email PRMHBIKERUN@aol.com
for your closest tickets sale location!! Do you know someone who would love to
join us but doesn't have a bike, they can still purchase their ticket and meet us directly at Francis Farm at
noon and have fun with the rest of us. This is a family friendly event for a great cause so come and join us
Rain or Shine.
Fight AIDS by participating in the 28th Annual AIDS Walk for Life starting at the State House Lawn! The event benefits AIDS Project RI, a division of Family Service of RI, in its work caring for people living with HIV/AIDS, raising awareness and increasing prevention of HIV/AIDS. Start a walk team, or walk on your own!
For more information, click the "Event Link" below.
Join the CF Cycle for Life with a team of co-workers,
friends or family members and make a difference.
Ride the scenic back roads and main streets of Little
Compton, Tiverton and Westport. The CF Cycle for Life
event features well-stocked rest stops, bike mechanics,
support vehicles, training rides, ride marshals, meals,
wine sampling, beer garden and much more.
Choose from two routes: a 25 mile route perfect for any
skill level, or challenge yourself with
the 62 (Metric Century) mile route.
Registration:8:00 am Ride 9:00
Whatever route you choose,
cycle at your own pace. This is
not a race, so enjoy the ride.
For more information, visit the "Event Link" below/
NOW BROADCASTING ON LOCAL TV - Saturdays ABC 6 - 2:30pm, Sundays on Live Well network/Providence -1:30pm.
On May 11, the creators of Arpin Renewable Energy debuted a new Web-based show, ReNewable Now, an eco-conscious series dedicated to the “business side of green.” Peter Arpin, partner of Arpin International Group and award-winning green business advocate, hosts the program at ReNewableNow.TV.
“Businesses today are only just beginning to realize the substantial cost savings that ‘going green’ can create for them,”
said Peter Arpin. “Our show features discussions with experts at the intersection of green technology and business,
who offer valuable data and convincing arguments for why companies should adopt environmentally friendly programs
and how they can take steps to implement them.”
The show was launched through a world premiere broadcast on Wednesday, May 11, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. EDT at
ReNewableNow.TV. Every week, a new episode will premier live and then be made available “on demand” the next day.
ReNewable Now brings together government officials, business leaders, community groups, inventors, activists and
others from around the world to shed light on ways in which companies can introduce green technologies, programs and
practices for conducting activities in an environmentally and economically responsible manner.
During each broadcast, Peter Arpin and his guests will explore ways to help companies around the world progress
toward sustainable development and engage in environmentally smart practices. The ReNewable Now series challenges
viewers to recognize how effective environmental management can positively impact corporate profitability and
ReNewable Now is currently inviting guests from companies, non-profits, and government organizations from around the
world who have a story to share about the “business side of green.” To be featured on an upcoming episode,
visit ReNewableNow.TV and click on the “Become a Guest” button to submit your application.
Visit ReNewableNow.TV by clicking the “Event Link” below.
Every year our friends at Meeting Street offer holiday cards featuring student art work. Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island underwrites all expenses of the holiday cards so that 100% of the proceeds will benefit the Meeting Street Children. Starting in November you can purchase your holiday cards at any Coastway location or via the "Event Link" below.
As one of New England’s most popular winter destinations, the Bank of America City Center offers a fun, family activity at an affordable price. The 14,000-square-foot skating rink is twice the size of Rockefeller Plaza’s ice rink in New York City!
Public Skating Schedule 2012 / 2013 Season
November 21st, 2012 – March 3rd, 2013
Monday - Friday 10am to 10pm
Saturday and Sunday 11am to 10pm
In case of inclement weather, call 401.331.5544 to confirm rink is open. For more information, click the "Event Link" below.
Ice-Making for downtown Bank of America Skating Rink Opening Day
If you're going to skate this winter, then skate Newport! Com join us at the Sovereign Back Family Staking Center - Newport's only out door ice skating rink - featuring a flurry of special events, located right in the waterfront and just steps from the most decorated downtown shops and restaurants. For session schedules, rink conditions and other happenings, call (401) 846.3018 or click the "Event Link" below.
Have fun Skiing, Snow Boarding or Snow Tubing at Yawgoo Valley this Winter! Click the "Event Link" below for trail conditions along with great winter events and much more. And then, what a better way to relax after a day of winter fun than in comfortable furniture from Cardi's!
See you there! NiRoPe
Pictured with NiRoPe is Max De Wardener, of Yawgoo Valley
Narragansett High School
45 S Pier Road
Narragansett, RI 02882
10:00am - 4:00pm
The Narragansett High School PTO is proud to invite you to its 3rd annual Mariner Marketplace. Shop their holiday market to pick up fantastic gifts from a wide variety of area artisans and enjoy some savory samplings from local gourmet shops and restaurants.
The high-quality and festive items will include hand-crafted jewelry, nautical themed gifts, botanical skin care and health and wellness products, beautiful stained glass pieces, fragrant wickless candles, custom made greeting cards, calendars and stationery, designer European jewelry and much more.
For more information, please contact email@example.com
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Discover the Stadium Theater 2012 - 2013 Season!!!
Stadium Theatre Performing Arts Centre
28 Monument Square, Main Street
Woonsocket, RI 02895
The Stadium Theatre was built in 1926 and was recognized as one of the finest theatres in the country.
The Stadium Theatre was erected under the supervision of Mr. R. E. Hall, chief consultant, architect and engineer in the construction of the Paramount Theatre in New York. The Stadium Realty Foundation, Arthur I. Darman, President and Treasurer operated the Theatre. In 1926, artist Maurice Compris chose his theme of Muses to decorate the lobby and the Grand Hall.
The Stadium stopped operating as a daily theatre in the 1970’s and was left unheated for many years. Francis L Lanctot, former Mayor of the city of Woonsocket, had a vision that the Stadium could once again become vibrant and prosper. Through his enthusiasm, patience, and persistance the “Save Our Stadium” Committee was formed in 1991 with the soul purpose of saving and restoring the theatre to it’s former glory. After a strong, cross section of community leadership came forward and was able to demonstrate local support for the restoration of the theatre through public events, feasibility studies and economic impact projects; the non-profit Stadium Theatre Foundation was formed. The Foundation received it’s 501 - c (3) approval as a non-profit corporation in 1996. In March 1998, the Foundation purchased the theatre. Thanks to strong grassroots and business support, the Foundation was able to use grants and donations as a down payment. From 1996 to present, approximately Three Million Dollars has been raised. Restoration took place under the direction of Daniel Peloquin, Architect and the John Canning Preservation and Restoration Studios.
A gala 75th anniversary celebration took place in September of 2001. This magnificent facility has been operating ever since under the direction of a volunteer Board of Directors and has offered outstanding local, regional, and nationally renowned live entertainment.
Cardi's Furniture is proud to support The Stadium Theatre. For a complete listing of shows, ticket purchase and more information, click the "Event Link" below.
Celebrate the magic and wonder of the holiday season by seeing Trinity Rep's "A Christmas Carol", New England's favorite holiday tradition that Trinity makes new every year. Take the whole family to see Scrooge, Bob Crachit, and Tiny Tim. Trinity Rep’s “A Christmas Carol" is sponsored by Cardi’s Furniture along with
our friends at Amica and B101. Click the "Even Link" below.
Only Children Hear Me is an Educational Children’s Chapter Book, best suited to children from 7
to 12 years of age, but is also enjoyed by adults.
This book can open a dialogue between adults and children, allowing them to discuss subjects
that otherwise may be difficult to approach. Read it with a child or give it to them to read
themselves. Accompanied by The Teaching Manual it allows children to discuss situations that
have occurred in their lives. It is written in the voice of a loving English Shepherd named Jake
who guides and advises children.
Jake addresses serious illness, race, adoption, disability, bullying and abuse, gently, in story
form. He encourages children to talk to a trusted adult when they have a problem or are being
abused, and gives them a list of people they can consider talking to.
The book is available through the "Event Link" below at Barnes&Noble.com,
Amazon.com or IUniverse.com. It is also available as an e book.
Meeting Street was founded in 1946 and annually provides comprehensive educational therapeutic and developmental serviced to more than 3000 children and young adults with and without developmental delays and disabilities.
For more information on Meeting Street, Click the "Event Link" below.
The Autism Project will host their 12th annual Imagine Walk and Family Fun Day for Autism in April 2014.
The walk is followed by a family fun day event that features an assortment of free activities designed for children and teens with autism including: a reptile show, karaoke, obstacle course, bounce house, face painting, arts and crafts, and more...
Follow signs to The Autism Project Imagine Walk and Family Fun Day for parking and check in. they'll be there rain or shine, and hope that you will too!
Thank you to everyone who came out and supported the 2013 Imagine Walk!
For more information, click the "Event Link" below.
The 31st Aquidneck Island National Police Parade is set for Sunday,
May 4, 2014. The parade, which honors those persons in Law
Enforcement, past and present, also pays tribute to those who made the
ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty. Several officers will be
honored for their sacrifice, including many from New England among
them Maxwell Dorley of the Providence Police Department.
The parade kicks off at 11:30 am, after an honors ceremony, in front
of the Hampton Inn & Suites, 317 West Main Road, Middletown. It
proceeds on Broadway into Newport, ending at historic Washington
Square. Agencies from around the nation including our neighboring New
England states, New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania, to name a few,
as well as the Royal Canadian Mounted Police are expected to march.
Several bands including pipe and drum bands from various police
agencies will also be performing. Among those are the Providence
Police Pipes and Drum Band. There will also be other civic
organizations and area high school bands.
This year's Grand Marshal is RI US Marshal Jamie Hainsworth.
Hainsworth was chosen for his long service in law enforcement, which
includes serving as police chief in Scituate, RI, and for his many
contributions to charitable organizations such as Special Olympics and
MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Drivers).
Thanks for supporting The Children's Friend Walk & 5k Run Sponsored by Panera Bread
Children’s Friend is the innovative leader in improving the well-being and healthy development of Rhode Island’s most vulnerable young children. We accomplish this by providing flexible, effective, and culturally-relevant services, and advocating for programs and policies that support and strengthen these children and their families.
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Check back here for the next Car Seat Safety Inspection which are held periodcally at Cardi's Furniture Locations.
Have your car seats inspected to be sure they are the right fit for your child, that they meet all current safety standards and that they are installed correctly. Also get tips on other ways to transport your children safely. It only takes a few minutes, it's free and it ensures that all necessary precautions are taken to keep your children safe.
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*Independence 5K Race will steps off at 9:00AM
(registration at 8:00AM)
Independence Walk, Roll & Stroll in the Park at 11:00AM
(check-in at 10:00AM)
This is HMEA's signature fundraising event. Money raised at this event is returned to the programs that support the nearly 3000 children and adults with intellectual disabilities currently receiving services. Please help HMEA continue these supports and register for the 5K Run or Walk, Roll & Stroll in the Park!
This year they will again be offering the incentive program where you can win prizes for your fundraising efforts...take a look at the prizes YOU can be eligible to win...and remember the more money you raise the bigger your prize!
For more information click the "Event Link" below.
Thank you to all who came out for the 2013 Race! We hope to see you next year!!
Bold r Dash is Rhode Island’s premier 5k military style obstacle course designed with over 20 obstacles to challenge the body and mind. You wont be challenged you by running a mile in between obstacles, you will be pushed by being made to climb, crawl, slide, swing, swim, and run for all 5 kilometers of our race!
Bold r Dash is organized to help support local charities and organizations. Last year Bold r Dash helped North Kingstown Schools buy new uniforms for the middle school basketball teams and continue busing for student-athletes to games. This year (2012) we helped raise money for Pathways Strategic Teaching Center, a division of Trudeau Center, local sports organizations, and SK Cares in South Kingstown.
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Designate your United Way Pledge to: The Arc of Blackstone Valley. Your tax-deductible donations will support critical programs and services that help individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities to live, learn, work and play. To designate your donation please write to:
The Arc of Blackstone Valley 115 Manton St Pawtucket, RI 02816 at the bottom of your United Way form. Combined Federal Campaign use #22147 RI State Employees Charitable Appeal use #5510
For more information call 401-727-0150 or click the "Event Link" below.
Professional football player Steve Gostkowski wants to ensure that each child in our region experiences the joys of childhood regardless of health issues. That’s why he has joined with Hasbro Children’s Hospital to form The Steve Gostkowski Kick 4 Kids Club. The Club was launched at the start of the 2010 NFL season and attracted more than 40 loyal members in a few short months.
Here’s how it works. Each time Steve makes a field goal during a regular season game he donates $300 to Hasbro Children’s Hospital, and for each extra point he donates $100. Members of the Club pledge to match Steve’s gift at two giving levels – either $10 or $25 for each field goal and extra point – for maximum individual gifts of $250 or $500. During its inaugural season, the Kick 4 Kids Club raised over $16,000 for Hasbro Children’s Hospital.
Members of the Kick 4 Kids Club are eligible to win commemorative football memorabilia signed by Steve. Those who join at the higher giving level are also invited to a reception with Steve at the end of the season. At our recent celebration for the 2010 season we raffled several items including a signed Gostkowski jersey, cleats, hats and game balls. Steve offered warm thanks to attendees and spoke with passion about his support for Hasbro Children’s Hospital. He shared stories with great humor and humility about his experiences in the NFL.
Hasbro Children’s Hospital is fortunate to have the support of Citadel Broadcasting stations to promote the Kick 4 Kids Club on local radio. WPRI Channel 12 and Fox Providence have provided PSA’s which aired when the Club launched in late August 2010. Design services for the solicitation brochure were generously provided by (add)ventures.
Funds raised by the Kick 4 Kids Club are directed to the Hasbro Children’s Hospital General Fund which supports essential programs throughout the hospital such as Child Life Services, Healing Arts, the Injury Prevention Program, and a variety of clinical and enrichment programs.
The Anchor of Hope Fund was established in the year 2001 by the Roman Catholic
Diocese of Providence to provide significant, need-based financial assistance to Rhode Island
elementary and secondary Catholic school students most in need of aid.
Those individuals and organizations that generously and selflessly contribute to
this cause directly fulfill the mission of The Anchor of Hope Fund as they assist
students in obtaining an education steeped in moral, ethical, and spiritual tradition.
An education based on the principles and teachings of Jesus Christ.
For more information click the "Event Link" below.
On 11/19/2010 The Souza Elder Stay At Home Fund was founded at the Community Foundation of Southeastern MA to help elders with Dementia/Alzheimers and who
don't qualify for public assistance get free home care. There is a great need for
people to be aware of this fund and to donate. The current goal is to have the fund open at various foundations. From there they can make grants to non-profits across the U.S. as apposed to only local non-profits. Services will come from agency's that
the non-profits work with. At Southeastern they have one year to raise $10,000 to start, however after that, donations need to
keep coming in to keep the services out there. "Keep Our Elders Home" is their motto. This fund will prevent elders who qualify from being put in an institution. To donate today click the "Event Link" below.
Angelcat Haven Feline Rescue based in Plainville, MA is proud to announce it's 500th cat rescue!
According to President and Feline Coordinator Angela Frankudakis, "Lucky number 500 is a three month old kitten named Bory. She is just one of a group of eight cats and kittens taken in over the Labor Day weekend, which includes mom Aroura, (#499) and her two kittens Bory, (#500) and Alys (#501)." Says Frankudakis of the achievement, "We're especially proud that this milestone comes after only four years in operation! On behalf of the rescued cats, I would like to express my gratitude to our dedicated staff of volunteers and supporters, and a heartfelt thank you to everyone who made the choice to adopt a cat or kitten from us!"
With unemployment at an all time high and many local foreclosures, shelters and rescues are at full capacity. The need for a shelter building to house the increasing number of stray, surrendered and abandoned cats has never been greater. Angelcat Haven hopes to build a modern new shelter to better serve the needs of the community and its homeless cats. Donations for the building fund as well as general daily cat care are always welcomed.
Angelcat Haven is an all-volunteer, 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to rescuing stray and abandoned cats in Southeastern Massachusetts. For more information, or to volunteer, please call our message center at (508) 203-4240 or visit the "Event Link" below.
Cardi's Furniture is proud to support The Rhode Island Head and Neck Cancer Project, a non-profit organization that offers support and services to patients and their families who have been diagnosed with head and neck cancer.
The mission of the RI Head and Neck Cancer Project is to provide services, educational materials and support to our patients who have been diagnosed with this debilitating disease. This project is committed to helping its members provide quality care efficiently and effectively for the individuals and families they serve.
For more information and for events to support this organization, click the "Event Link" below.
The mission of Cape Cod Village is to meet the ongoing residential and community living needs of adults on the Autism Spectrum.
Cape Cod Village was founded in 2011 by Bob and Lauren Jones, Clinical Social Workers from Orleans, Massachusetts, and parents of a young adult son with autism. They began to meet with other parents from Cape Cod and the Islands (Nantucket & Martha’s Vineyard) to explore alternative housing models for their children. From family to family and through word of mouth, a group of like minded parents wanting to create the best long term residential setting for their children began to take shape.
In January 2012, Cape Cod Village, Inc. was incorporated as a non profit corporation by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts with a Federal Tax Exempt status as a 501(c)(3) organization filed with the IRS (Internal Revenue Service).
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Safe/Sea is a marine assistance company based in Rhode Island. They provide boat towing, salvage and general assistance to recreational boaters in all Rhode Island waters, including Narragansett Bay, Rhode Island Sound, and Block Island Sound, up to 25 nautical miles south of Block Island. Safe/Sea operates a fleet of specially designed and custom built rescue towboats that are ready to respond to calls for assistance 24 hours a day. During the Summer boating season, they base their vessels in Wickford, Point Judith and Block Island. For more information, click the "Event Link" below.
The American Red Cross Rhode Island Chapter supports Rhode Islanders who serve our country in the military, and their families, with emergency assistance, 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Help us SUPPORT OUR RI TROOPS by making a donation to support Armed Forces Emergency Services.
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Since 1949, Franciscan Hospital for Children has pioneered clinical, therapeutic and educational programs for children with a variety of disabilities. Through the years, as one of the nation's largest pediatric rehabilitation hospitals, we have expanded our complement of programs and services for children with special health care needs, as well as for children from the local community. Our continuum of care includes inpatient, residential, educational, surgical, outpatient and home care programs, a combination of services for children that is hard to find anywhere else.
At Franciscan Hospital for Children, we promote the integrity and well being of children and their caregivers through our quality of care. This allows each child the opportunity to achieve the maximum potential in an atmosphere of respect, compassion and dignity.
Through our family-centered programs, our physicians, nurses, clinicians and educators are committed to helping children reach their full potential.
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