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  • Food, Flowers and Cool Cars Raise Funds

    Food, Flowers and Cool Cars Raise Funds

    By David Dadekian In February the Rhode Island Community Food Bank held it’s annual Taste of the Flower Show preview party at the Rhode Island Convention Center. The Taste of the Flower Show event offers supporters of the Food Bank the opportunity to sample some of the state’s finest food and drink while getting a sneak peak at the landscapes prepared inside the Center before the show opens to the public the following day. This year’s Flower Show included some […]

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  • Varsity Life’s Top 5 Plays of the Week

    Varsity Life’s Top 5 Plays of the Week

    This is the first installment of the Top 5 Plays of the Spring Season. At #5 is East Providence Townie big man Lucas Flavin, laying down the big time spike and the Lasalle defender takes a seat. At #4 is the Mariners Abigail McKanna, who pulls off the sweet spin move to get free, then fires the shot by the goalie for the score. In the #3 spot, Cranston West 2nd baseman Travis Collins skies high to rip the line […]

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  • RI Basketball Season Recaps Told by Famous Sports Movies

    RI Basketball Season Recaps Told by Famous Sports Movies

    By Daniel James Now that college basketball has come to a close there’s a lot to do to kill time during the offseason. Watching other sports is nice, but nothing beats a feel-good sports movie. As much as art imitates life however, sometimes life imitates art and fans can find themselves looking back on their teams’ season and feeling as if maybe there was a bit of a connection to some of their favorite sports films. For that reason the […]

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  • Ray Treacy Honored as Friar Track Season Kicks Off

    Ray Treacy Honored as Friar Track Season Kicks Off

    With the winter sports season officially over and the arrival of warmer weather indicating spring has finally begun, the Providence College track and field team has shifted its focus from indoor meets to outdoor. The PC Friars entered the new season of competition with something to celebrate: they have a brand new home venue at which to train and compete. Named for the current and revered long-time head coach and Director of Track and Cross Country Operations, the Ray Treacy […]

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  • Red Sox Down on the Farm

    Red Sox Down on the Farm

    -Week of April 14th- Pawtucket Garin Cecchini, 3B: The highly-touted third baseman has continued to impress at the Triple-A level. In 38 at-bats, he’s hitting .316 with a .366 on-base percentage. When Will Middlebrooks went down with a wrist injury and onto the disabled list, it looked as though Cecchini was going to get the call. He was overlooked in favor of free agent Ryan Roberts, though, meaning Cecchini will have to continue to prove himself at Pawtucket. Allen Webster, […]

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  • Sports Week in Review

    Sports Week in Review

    By Benjamin Larsen Red Sox-Yankees: It was a good start but a rough finish to the weekend as the Red Sox dropped three of four to the New York Yankees. The Red Sox bounced back valiantly following a miserable home-opening series last weekend by winning two of three against the Texas Rangers. The momentum didn’t continue, though as the Bronx Bombers beat Clay Buchholz, John Lackey and Felix Doubront. Just totally normal stuff on Michael Pineda's hand right here. pic.twitter.com/ZRAiMHu3Jf […]

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  • Game of Thrones Episode 2 Review: The Lion and the Rose

    Game of Thrones Episode 2 Review: The Lion and the Rose

    By Daniel James ***WARNING: MAJOR SPOILERS AHEAD*** By now show watchers have gotten accustomed to the ninth episode being the “major event” episode of Game of Thrones. Ned Stark’s execution, the Battle of Blackwater, and the Red Wedding were all the climatic penultimate chapters of their respective seasons after all. So for show watchers the Lion and the Rose, better known as the “Purple Wedding,” was the equivalent of Christmas coming on Halloween. But as readers will be quick to […]

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  • Friars Win Inaugural Invitational at New Track

    Friars Win Inaugural Invitational at New Track

    This past Saturday ushered in a new chapter in an already storied running program at Providence College. The Friars ran their first ever home meet on the newly constructed Ray Treacy Track hosting Bryant and Stony Brook. In the men’s 3000 meter run, Juniors Benjamin Connor (Derby, England), Shane Quinn (Waterford, Ireland) and Liam Hillery (Smithfield, R.I.) took first through third, respectively. Connor finished in a time of 8:16.25, while Quinn and Hillery ran times of 8:17.03 and 8:23.07, respectively. […]

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  • Mad Men and Old Fashioned Cocktails Return

    Mad Men and Old Fashioned Cocktails Return

    By Larry Carroll As the great philosopher/ad executive Roger Sterling remarked: “We drink because it’s good, because it feels better than unbuttoning your collar, because we deserve it. We drink because it’s what men do.” Okay, technically Roger is a fictional character – the swinging senior statesman on “Mad Men.” But in real life, the adult beverages that the executives at SC&P swig between pitch meetings have sparked a very real renaissance for 1960’s cocktails. “Twenty years in the business […]

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  • Cox Rhode Races Training Tips

    Cox Rhode Races Training Tips

    Spring has arrived, and that means the Cox Providence Rhode Races are approaching. Runners from around Rhode Island, New England and elsewhere will flock to Providence on Sunday, May 4 to compete either in a marathon, half marathon, 5K, or if they’re young, in the kids race. With this big event just weeks away, we wanted to share some nutrition tips to consider as race day draws near. What a runner eats is as essential to training as how many […]

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