Guests sample local flavors at Save the Bay event

By Alana Cerrone

Save the Bay showcased the best of Rhode Island at its annual “Taste of the Bay” event in Providence.

People attending got the chance to enjoy food and drinks from local restaurants, bakeries and breweries, while helping raise money for Save the Bay programs.

In 2 months, Save the Bay holds its biggest fundraiser of the year – the Save the Bay swim. 

Jonathan Stone, Executive Director of Save the Bay, says “We’re so excited this year because we’re back to our traditional course from Naval Station Newport to Potter’s Cove in Jamestown and it’s just spectacular there’s no better course in the entire east coast.”

Last year, the swim’s traditional course was rerouted because of the sequester. 

On July 19, 500 people from across the country are expected to swim the 1.7 miles across Narragansett Bay.

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