The spirit of a true adventurer lives on

Using her daughter’s adventurous spirit as her guide, Mary Grinavic is working to make a dream of traveling the world come true for local co…

RI opera prodigy takes stage for abused kids

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Alexis Clare McKinnon is an opera prodigy who stuns fans from here to Italy with her remarkable voice, and now she’s donating her talent for…

Boxer’s fight began outside the ring

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K.J. Harrison-Lombardi is considered a scrapper when he’s on the canvas, but that description also fits how the mohawked boxer has faced the…

Saving a fort built with art and ideals

Mashed inside a 140-year-old piece of Water Street history in Warren is a modern decade of local art that the building’s owner is trying to …

Providence ministry fights foreclosure

The foreclosure crisis is bearing down on a legendary ministry in Providence that is now looking for help, after decades of helping countles…

Kids jump rope for life, awareness

Children at a local gym are jumping rope for fun and to raise awareness in order to help others. They also learned a few things that could h…

50 states in 66 days for hunger

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You can’t miss Bob Graham’s orange sedan that’s wrapped in words and pictures like a stock car, but he hopes people across the country will …

Saving education history for the future

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One of the oldest schools left standing in the state could soon be a time machine of sorts, taking students into the future with technology,…

Eminent domain fight claims diner dream

FALL RIVER, MA. (WPRI) – Bob Smith drove by a legendary local diner dozens of times, considering it an important and somewhat immovable land…

A poetic fight for embattled pit bulls

BARRINGTON, R.I. (WPRI) – A Barrington man is using a notorious form of poetry to help a breed of dog that in many case you wouldn’t want se…

Rapper uses poetry to honor twin sister

BARRINGTON, R.I. (WPRI) — The sudden loss of his twin sister left Barrington’s Sean Sbardella shocked and speechless but he found a way to r…

A holiday gift that’s a cut above

CRANSTON, R.I. (WPRI) Carl sat in the makeshift barber chair in the Harrington Hall men’s homeless shelter, and reflected on his days on the…

This dog has Sonar for helping veterans

BRISTOL, R.I. (WPRI) Sonar works a room like a rock star, using his personality to coax smiles and laughs out of every military veteran in h…

Hope grows in local remembrance garden

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (WPRI) On the less traveled side of the Providence River walk, rests a path that no parent wants to walk. The stories behin…

Navy vet searches for SEAL chip’s owner

Swansea, MA. (WPRI)  Ralph Nicotra made a promise to himself during his six years in the Navy, committing to always helping a serviceman in …