20 Things to be Thankful for in Rhode Island
Thursday, November 26, 2015
It's Thanksgiving 2015, and we have a lot to be thankful for here in Rhode Island.
There is no doubt we are living in tumultuous times, and we want to thank our men and women in uniform who work to keep us safe every day -- and especially those who might be overseas and not with their families.
We want to thank -- and recognize -- all who make Rhode Island what it is, and why we all live here. Rhode Islanders may disagree on politics, tax policy, and how to fix potholes, however we want to take this day to give thanks for what we do have here in the Biggest Little State in the Union.
Here are 20 things to be thankful for Rhode Island.
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College Basketball Season - The Winter months in Rhode Island and be long, but thankfully there is college basketball season help us get through it.
With both Providence and the University of Rhode Island expected to compete for an NCAA Tournament birth, this season should be as exciting as any.
James Diossa — The Mayor of Central Falls is a breath of fresh air. While other elected officials are struggling in Rhode Island, Diossa stands out for his commitment and energy to revitalizing Rhode Island’s most devastated community. He just gave his bike to a student who needed one to ride to school.
Gamm Theater — With Trinity Rep and PPAC producing great shows, it is difficult for smaller theaters to compete, but make no mistake about it, the Gamm is producing some of the best productionsin the state. If you haven't checked a show there, you simply must.
You won't be disappointed.
Our U.S. Military and Public Safety Officers — At a time when concerns about terrorism is real and mounting, with recent attacks in Paris, Mali, and Beruit killing hundreds, we are thankful for the work of the United States Armed services around the world and the efforts by domestic law enforcement in the U.S. to deter terrorism on our soil.
Creative Energy - From artists to entrepenuers, the future of Rhode Island will be created and grown by thinkers driving the next generation of small businesses through temendous work and innovation. From RISD to BIF, and designers, creators, and do-ers across all genres, we are thankful to have such a creative community.
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