News Bites: Bakes for Breast Cancer October Bake Sale, Langevin Continues Focus on Food Economy, George’s of Galilee Fall Seafood Specials

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Bakes for Breast Cancer Holds First Annual “Office Bake Sale”

Boston non-profit raises funds during Breast Cancer Awareness month one sweet at a time

Bakes for Breast Cancer, Inc., a regional non-profit organization dedicated to raising funds for breast cancer research and care, is launching its first month-long “Office Bake Sale” campaign on October 1, 2014. Participants simply bring baked goods or sweet treats to work and sell them in their office during the month of October, also known as Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

“By selling just a few cookies or cupcakes in your office, whether homemade or purchased, to your work mates and colleagues, you’ll be contributing to the cause, one sweet at a time,” said Carol Sneider, founder and President of Bakes for Breast Cancer. “Even if you have no time to bake, you can participate virtually by sharing a photo of your favorite dessert and making a donation to Bakes for Breast Cancer.”

Participants log on to www.bakesforbreastcancer.org, download the office calendar to place in the office kitchen or break room. Work mates select a day on the calendar to bring in a baked good and place a donation jar next to the baked treats. Then the participating office can take a group “selfie” and post it on their Facebook page with “#officebakesale” and challenge friends to participate during the month of October.

Since its founding in 1999, with its annual dessert campaign Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, Bakes for Breast Cancer has been dedicated to the eradication of breast cancer. “Through partnerships with restaurants, bakeries & shops, we have raised almost $1,000,000 for breast cancer research and care. Today, we strive to expand upon our success and continue our influence by enlisting individuals and other organizations in our fight against breast cancer,” Sneider added. “By simply purchasing a dessert at one of our events you can help make a difference. Over time, these sweets continue to make a real impact and significant contributions to finding a cure.”

Breast Cancer affects one in eight women, some with a family history of breast cancer and some without one, women of all ages get breast cancer as do men. Last year over 230,000 women were diagnosed with breast cancer and almost 40,000 of those women died from this very indiscriminate disease.

With each of us as a separate ingredient, we can help raise funds to defeat breast cancer, as well as support our loved ones who have been affected by breast cancer. Please, join us in our baking. One sweet at a time, we can make a difference.

For more information on Bakes for Breast Cancer, Office Bake Sale event, or Boston Bakes for Breast Cancer, visit http://www.bakesforbreastcancer.org/. Follow us on Facebook – Bakes for Breast Cancer, @Bakes4bc on Twitter and Bakes for Breast Cancer on Pinterest.

 


Langevin Continues Focus on Food Economy with RI Food Week Follow-Up Tour

RI Food Week II Highlights Role of Agriculture in Strong Food Economy

Following up on his February RI Food Week tour, Congressman Jim Langevin (D-RI) will continue to meet with food-related business owners next week to discuss the opportunities and challenges facing Rhode Island’s food economy. This round of visits will focus on agriculture and the beverage industry, in particular.

“Tourism and hospitality are central to the overall Rhode Island economy, and our food-related businesses – from five-star restaurants to bountiful farmlands – play a major role in strengthening and further developing our state’s reputation as a world-class destination,” Langevin said. “I learned so much during my RI Food Week, and I look forward to this exciting follow-up that will highlight some of the other excellent food businesses in our state.”

Langevin believes that improving the state’s economic climate and supporting business growth is best achieved through public-private partnerships and collaboration between government, consumers and the business community. He regularly visits businesses to speak with owners about what’s working and what isn’t when it comes to doing business in Rhode Island, soliciting their ideas on how to make the state an even better place to live and work. In addition to the original RI Food Week, he launched his RI in Business (#RIinBiz) tour in August and met with 15 different businesses, including five restaurants, to discuss strategies for a more robust economy.

Follow the progress of RI Food Week II on Twitter and Instagram using the hashtag #RIFoodWeek and check Congressman Langevin’s blog for updates from each visit.

EVENT: Congressman Jim Langevin’s RI Food Week II

DATE: MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

  • WHAT: Visit to the East Greenwich Farmer’s Market
    WHEN: 3:30 p.m.
    WHERE: Academy Field
    Church and Rector Streets, East Greenwich

DATE: TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

  • WHAT: Tour of Pat’s Pastured
    WHEN: 11 a.m.
    WHERE: 830 South Road, East Greenwich

DATE: WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 24

  • WHAT: Visit to Kennedy Plaza Food Trucks
    WHEN: 12 p.m.
    WHERE: 2 Kennedy Plaza, Providence

DATE: THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25

  • WHAT: Visit to Armory Farmer’s Market
    WHEN: 6 p.m.
    WHERE: Parade and Hudson Streets, Providence

DATE: FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 26

  • WHAT: Visit to the Goddard Park Farmer’s Market
    WHEN: 10 a.m.
    WHERE: 345 Ives Road, Warwick
  • WHAT: Tour of Nickle Creek Vineyard
    WHEN: 12 p.m.
    WHERE: 12 King Road, Foster
  • WHAT: Tour of Mulberry Vineyards
    WHEN: 1:30 p.m.
    WHERE: 95 Pound Road, Chepachet

DATE: SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 27

  • WHAT: Visit to Scituate Farmer’s Market
    WHEN: 11:15 a.m.
    WHERE: West Greenville Road and Silk Lane, North Scituate

DATE: WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 1

  • WHAT: Visit to Exeter Library Farmer’s Market
    WHEN: 4:30 p.m.
    WHERE: 773 Ten Rod Road, Exeter

DATE: THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2

  • WHAT: Visit to Westerly-Pawcatuck Farmer’s Market
    WHEN: 11 a.m.
    WHERE: 85 Main Street, Westerly
  • WHAT: Tour of Pelloni Farm
    WHEN: 12:30 p.m.
    WHERE: 56 Ashaway Road, Ashaway
  • WHAT: Tour of Whaler’s Brewing Company
    WHEN: 2 p.m.
    WHERE: 1070 Kingstown Road, South Kingstown

 


George’s of Galilee Presents Seafood Specials for Fall

RI Landmark Restaurant Offering Weekday Deals during Off-Season

George’s of Galilee, located at 250 Sand Hill Cove Road, Port of Galilee, RI, is welcoming fall with a variety of dining specials available throughout the week. For more information, please call 401-783-2306 or visit www.georgesofgalilee.com.

“Just because summer has come to an end doesn’t mean waterfront dining has to,” said Kevin Durfee, owner, George’s of Galilee. “We look forward to autumn with new fall deals, with the same beautiful view of Block Island Sound we’ve enjoyed all summer.”
Beginning Tuesday, October 7th, George’s will offer the following specials throughout the fall and winter:

    • Monday: Wine Specials
      Half price bottles of wine with purchase of entrées
    • Tuesday: Buck-A-Shuck
      Local oysters and clams will be available for $1.00 per piece all day, while supplies last.
    • Wednesday: $15 Entrees
      Excluding lobster dishes
    • Thursday: Kids Eat Free
      Kids under 12 years of age eat free from kid menu with parent’s purchase of entrée item
    • Friday: Fish Fest
      An all-you-can-eat dining experience where you have the opportunity to taste some of the restaurant’s signature dishes, including Clam Cakes, Chowder, and Fish & Chips, for just $14.99 and Roasted Cod or Baked Stuffed Flounder for $16.99.

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