December 14, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

Celebrating 50 Years of Philanthropy

It was 1967 and Lyndon B. Johnson occupied the Oval Office. Gas was 33 cents a gallon and Carl Yastrzemski was patrolling left field at Fenway Park during the Red Sox’s “Impossible Dream” season.  More...

Lions Club Supports Operation Stand Down

The Newport Lions Club celebrated the season with their annual holiday party at Portofino. More...

Senior Center Lot Reviewed for Expansion

NEWPORT CITY COUNCIL

At the Dec. 13 meeting of the Newport City Council, Edward King House Executive Director Carmela Geer discussed the senior center’s two parking lot auto accidents in the past month or so, including a three-car pile-up near the entrance. More...

Procedural Missteps Stymie Salve Project

What has been described by City of Newport officials as one of the biggest projects under consideration in nearly a decade has failed to get out of the starting gate due to a number of procedural omissions.  More...

Gift Ideas: Standout Films on DVD

For the film buff on your holiday list, the choices are endless. Here are a few ideas for new DVDs sure to impress discerning viewers. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Fireside with Rogers Alum Steve Mortrude

In order for musicians to keep steady work, they often need to adapt to an ever-changing landscape. More...

Music Scene

Thursday, December 14 Grace Vanderbilt: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Michael Johnson, Jazz Piano Norey’s: 7:30-10:30 p.m., John Monllos, Funky Jazz Pour Judgement: 10 p.m., Blue Dreams Speakeasy: 9:30 p.m., Tim Smith   More...

Mount Gay Rum Named Volvo Race Sponsor

Mount Gay Rum will once again sponsor the Volvo Ocean Race’s Newport stop, according to a statement from Sail Newport, delivery partner for the Volvo Ocean Race Newport Stopover. More...

Dress Drive Provides Prom-Night Sparkle

Night to Shine Attendees Also Invited to ‘Shop’

The price of a prom dress can range from $100 to $400, often making it impossible for a high school student and her family to afford. More...

City Council Vacancies Filing Deadline

As of press time, one person, David Allard, filed to fill a vacant City Council seat.  Former councilor, Justin Mc- Laughlin, and Adrienne Haylor verbally committed to file, in conversations with Newport This Week.  More...

School Committee Approves Security Measures

During its final meeting of 2017 on Dec. 12, the Newport School Committee approved a handful of facility improvements for Rogers High School in an effort to enhance security and safety. More...

Hometown Christmas Postscript Pays Tribute

“Twas the Night Before Christmas” is a beloved Christmas poem written by Clement C. Moore, though it was first published anonymously as “A Visit from St. Nicholas” in 1823. More...

‘The Florida Project’ One of the Year’s Best

Like his 2015 game-changing, iPhone-shot movie “Tangerine,” director Sean Baker’s new film, “The Florida Project,” also looks at scrappy outsiders clinging to the margins of society. More...

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This year’s “Singing for Shelter” event raised a record amount for Lucy’s Hearth and the McKinney Shelter on Dec. 7. More...

2017 Designer Series Scholarship Award Announced

Last month, Frank Sisneroz, currently a student at the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) was honored as the recipient of the 2017 Designer Series Scholarship at a reception that was held at the school. More...

Volvo Ocean Race Teams Take on Southern Ocean

After a two-week stopover in Cape Town, South Africa, the seven teams competing in the 2017-18 edition of the Volvo Ocean Race are heading to the Southern Ocean for the third leg of the worldwide event that will arrive in Newport next May. More...