August 17, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

Books on the Beach

Hadassah Rhode Island celebrated its seventh annual Books on the Beach, an author luncheon on Aug. 11. More...

Posh Porsches

Visitors check out a historic 1958 356A Speedster. The SoBo Porsche Club brought prized automobile possessions to Newport Car Museum on Aug. More...

Rhode Island Foundation Announces Community Grants Winners

The Rhode Island Foundation announced that three local organizations will share in the nearly $225,000 in grants through its Community Grants program.  More...

YMCA Hosts Youth Triathlon

The Newport County YMCA, Fort Adams Trust and the Chase Michael Anthony Kowalski (CMAK) Foundation hosted the first Race4Chase Kid’s Triathlon on Sunday, Aug. 13 at Fort Adams. More...

Gone Fishing

All fishing gear will be provided and no prior fishing experience is required to join the next Newport Police Department summer outreach event to the Carolina Fish Hatchery for freshwater fishing on Wednesday, Aug. 23. More...

CALEA Award

The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) in Providence awarded the Middletown Police Department the prestigious status of “CALEA Advanced Accreditation.” This is the second time that the department has achieved More...

New Tax District on Hold

At its Wednesday, Aug. More...

Seaside Shakespeare Expands its Stage

The English-speaking theater originated hundreds of years ago in the basements of churches, and in the courtyards and parks that surrounded them. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Melissa Chaplin Making a Great Impression

Some people are born performers. This week’s featured musician realized at a young age that she loves to sing, and since then, Melissa Chaplin has been unstoppably pursuing a musical career.  More...

On the Horizon

Melges 20 U.S. Nationals   More...

Newport Sailing Calendar

August  .17-20 Melges 20 US Nationals - Sail Newport  .18-20 Hinman Masters Team Race - NYYC  .18 Ida Lewis Distance Race - Ida Lewis Yacht Club  .21-26 J Class World Championship - NYYC/ Newport Shipyard  .26 Aloha Cup - ILY More...

Beach Idol and Bonfire at Easton’s

The last week of Beach Idol competition will be Thursday, Aug. 17, at 7 p.m. at Easton’s Beach. On Tuesday, Aug. 22, the five winners of the weekly contests will compete in the finals for a recording session at Stable Sound in Portsmouth. More...

Health of Our Community in Good Hands

Conversation with Crista Durand

Crista Durand has been the president of Newport Hospital for more than three years. She is not only a leader in Newport, but is a resident and graduate of Salve Regina. More...

For What It’s Worth

Found in a book, a Newporter brought in a Casino Theater program from 1949, Basil Rathbone in “The Heiress” was playing. More...

Waterfront Walking Tour Aug. 20

Friends of the Waterfront will host its final free summer walking tour on Sunday, Aug. 20 at 1 p.m. To attend, meet at Mary Ferrazzoli Park, on the corner of Washington Street and Long Wharf (by the Lobster Shack). More...

Summer Fireworks

The Naval Station Newport will be holding its annual "Salute to Summer" concert and fireworks show at the base, on Saturday, Aug. 26. Music will begin at 3 p.m. with the Navy Band Northeast at 7 p.m. Fireworks are scheduled to begin around 9:15 p.m. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Aug. 7 through Monday, Aug. 14 the Newport Police Department responded to 750 calls. Of those, 151 were motor vehicle related; there were 111 motor vehicle violations issued and 40 accident reports. More...

Historic Jewish Burial Ground Opens Gates

It inspired poets Henry Wadsworth Longfellow and Emma Lazarus, who each walked its splendid grounds before writing to each other about its reverential aura. On Sunday, Aug. 20, it might inspire others. More...

‘Maudie’ Takes Us Inside the Mind of a Pure Artist

If you’ve never heard of the Canadian folk artist Maud Lewis, and most American moviegoers probably have not, “Maudie” is a moving and unsentimental introduction.  More...

Music Scene

Thursday, August 17  Buskers–Sean Connell, 8 p.m.- midnight  Noreys–Aaron Cote & The Cote Jazz Combo, 8:30 p.m.  One Pelham East–Clique  The Pier–Charlie Meehan, 6-10 p.m. More...

Who 'Took Home the Silverware'

Local knowledge helped the first- and second-place finishers in the Around the Island race, held for the J/24 class on Aug. 11 during the 2017 J/Fest New England Regatta. The race was a celebration of the 40th anniversary of the J/24 class.  More...