May 17, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

Aquidneck Island Police Parade

The annual parade honoring fallen police officers held on May 5 brought units from all over the east coast to the Broadway parade route.   More...

First Bicycle Society Met in Newport

Now that spring is here and cyclists are out and about, it’s worth noting that bike riding was once a novel activity and that Newport helped bring it into fashion.  More...

Mental Health Month Declared, Grant Omits Courts

Mayor Harry Winthrop started the May 9 City Council meeting with a tribute of remembrance to the recent passing of Newport resident Donald Boucher. “The thing that really defined Don was the way that he helped people,” he said.  More...

HDC Approves Demolition of ‘Doll House’

The Historic District Commission approved several plans at their May 15 monthly meeting, and continued several others. Approved 7-0. The application of Alexis DeJoria of 51 Cliff Ave. More...

Conversation with Dee Caffari, Volvo Skipper, Trail Blazer

The Volvo Ocean Race has taken Newport and nine other global ports by storm. The real storm, however, is a tenacious, resilient British sailor who has carried the torch of advancement, opportunity and change. More...

EXHIBITION RACING

After a few days of well-deserved rest, the Volvo Ocean Race teams will hit the water again May 17 for a few days of racing before heading out on the next leg May 20. More...

Exhibits to See

Audubon Society of Rhode Island/ Whale & Dolphin Conservation/New Bedford Whaling Museum  Sharing the Seas: Safe Boating for Sailors and Whales   More...

Caterers Feed Thousands at VOR Village

The Volvo Ocean Race is a race against numbers. So is the race village at Fort Adams for 13 days, by the tens of thousands. More...

DID YOU KNOW?

The Volvo Ocean Race Trophy, made from silver plate and aluminum, weighs nearly 20 pounds and has been awarded to the winning crew each race since 1973-74. More...

‘RBG’ Offers Saucy Portrait, Puts Us on Notice

FILM REVIEW

Although this is a documentary about U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, don’t expect somber legal discussions or doses of jurisprudence. More...

Vestas 11th Hour Racing Gives Back

At each stopover, the Volvo racing teams have “teamed up” with a local nonprofit group to learn about local environmental issues and give back to the community.  “We’re thrilled they’ve chosen us,” said Cindy More...

Music Scene

Thursday, May 17 Buskers Pub: 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Pat Cottrell Grace Vanderbilt: 6:30-9:30 p.m., MSD Jazz Trio Midtown Oyster Bar: 9 p.m.- 12 a.m., John Erikson Norey’s: 7:30-10:30 p.m., Dino Govoni Q’t More...

Military Grave Flagging

The annual flagging and cleaning of military stones located in the Braman Cemetery on Farewell Street will take place on Saturday, May 19, at 10 a.m. in preparation for Memorial Day. More...

Antiques Roadshow at Rosecliff Airs

"Hours" 2 and 3 of the first-ever indoor and outdoor Antiques Roadshow filmed at Rosecliff Mansion in Newport on Sept. 19, will air on May 21 and 28 on WGBH-TV in Boston. "Hour 1" aired on May 14.  More...

Residents Request Town Improve Objector Process

During a routine Public Workshop on May 15 to receive input from residents on the town’s process on subdivision development and zoning applications, the Middletown Planning Board discussed possible ways to polish the process by which residents can pr More...

Symposium on Our Architectural Heritage

ARCHI-TEXT

Newport is a treasure trove of important architecture from the time of the earliest European settlement in North America to the present day. More...

Race Village Newport

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Exploring the EXPLORATION ZONE

There are plenty of opportunities for FREE fun and education at the Olympic style village located in Fort Adams State Park during the Volvo Ocean Race. More...

GETTING THERE...

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LEGS, DATES, DISTANCES

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Sail into Summer with Champagne and Oysters

Taste your way around the Ocean State with 12 different oyster varieties at the 3rd Annual Newport Oyster Festival Friday, May 18 - Sunday, May 20 at historic Bowen’s Wharf. More...

‘Murder at the Coal Mines’

The Portsmouth Community Theater in collaboration with the Portsmouth Historical Society will present an original play “Murder at the Coal Mines.” This special event will have one performance only on Friday, May 25, at 7 p.m. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Berglund Found Passion in Drums

Drummers are a special breed. Along with bass players, they lay down the groove and the rhythm that holds a band together. This week’s featured musician is drummer Tom Berglund, who loves playing the complicated instrument.  More...

Islanders Slip Past Cougars Behind Reynolds Arm

GAME OF THE WEEK

When Middletown High School sophomore pitcher Alex Bowley deftly snared a pop fly behind the mound for the second out of the second inning, little did he know that it would be his last play of the season. More...