Libby Kimzey

Libby is the Director of Programs at Capital Good Fund. She has previously shilled on behalf of Ocean State Action, RI'ers for Fair Elections and other feel-good projects. She lives in Federal Hill and enjoys compiling spreadsheets and picking up litter. Oh, and she's running for State Representative in Rhode Island's 8th District - Federal Hill, Olneyville, Valley. Vote on September 11, 2012!

Urban Greens Fundraiser At AS220 Sunday

Urban Greens Food Co-op will host a Fall Fiesta at the AS220 to celebrate the local food system, the power of co-operative structures, and the success of Urban Greens Food Co-op. Chefs from local restaurants — AS220 Foo(d), Broadway Bistro, Flan y Ajo, Julian’s, Local 121, Loie Fuller’s, My Chef Lara, and North, plus more …

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Local Hero Vanquishes Weeds

I was biking down Canal Street earlier today when I noticed something strange. The six foot tall monster weeds that have been an unwanted fixture near the Roger Williams National Park were under attack. Dan D’Alessio, photographed here with his weapon of choice, has chosen to spend his days of unemployment tending to our public …

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For the Kids — Holy Ghost School Clean-Up

(8.2) Wear your scrubbiest jeans and come out Thursday and Friday at 10am to join Federal Hill House volunteers in cleaning up the Holy Ghost School on Swiss Street in Federal Hill. When it’s looking a little less neglected, it’ll be a facility for expanded child care services for the neighborhood. Shoot an email over …

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Fertile Underground Unveils Mural Friday

An exciting milestone for the new west side natural foods store: Fertile Underground Grocery and Cafe is now open 7 days a week, 8am to 7pm, with an early closing Sundays at 3. This Friday evening event showcases a new mural for Westminster Street. I’m hoping to update with a photo from my bicycle drive-by. …

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DownCity Cameo In Lame New TV Show

There is really no reason to spend your life watching the pilot of New Girl, but if you did so, you may have noticed the intersection of Pine St and Peck St in an irrelevant, split-second shot. Check out the “Downtown Providence” street sign that looks like a Mondrian painting.

Columbus Day Weekend Festival

Kicking off at noon Saturday with a ceremony in DePasquale Square is the Annual Columbus Day Weekend Festival along Atwells in Federal Hill. There will be live music from noon until 8 pm on Saturday, and a similar schedule on Sunday and Monday. Proceeds from the three different raffles (with cash prizes!) go to the …

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Missing Person (Found): Kolajo Paul Afolabi

Kolajo Paul Afolabi went running yesterday at 9AM and never returned home. His wallet and phone are still at his house with his partner and the police and hospitals in and around Providence have seen no sign of him. He is not someone who would disappear without telling anyone. The police have advised his sister, …

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RIPTA: Funders, Keepers — Losers, Weepers

Nothing like a little Saturday night button-making! One of these handcrafted, limited-edition babies could be yours – just be one of the first 35 passionate advocates to show up to Monday’s public RIPTA board meeting. With no commitment yet from General Assembly leaders to fully fund RIPTA, we stand to to make a painful, inconvenient …

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Slides and Swings And Climbing Things

Man, oh man. This is great news for Providencians who like parks or playgrounds, or who have little people who do. From the West Broadway Neighborhood Association: Playground Design Day — The WBNA and the Providence Parks Department received a grant from KaBOOM! and United Healthcare to rebuild the playground at Dexter Training Ground which …

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You’re On, Bristol-Newport

In honor of yesterday’s holiday, TheDailyBeast.com released a Top 40 list of marijuana-smoking U.S. cities. First, accolades are due to our neighbor in the east: Boston came in with the silver medal. Sounds like the Massachusetts Supreme Court decided last week that smelling weed is no grounds for ordering you out of your car. Undisturbed …

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WBNA Neighborhood Spring Cleaning

It’s as if all the trash and litter of the past four months had accumulated in a frozen mountain range along every Providence sidewalk, and with the recently, finally, melting snow, was released unto the world,  my driveway, and Narragansett Bay. Pretty gross! Elmhurst Clean & Green hit the ground last Saturday, and the West …

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