July 19, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

Tennis Only Part of the Allure

Most professional tennis tournaments are predominantly about the tennis. More...

New Short-Term Rentals Categories Set

Newport’s zoning code, and how it defines properties that are rented for 30 days or less, is outdated, according to city officials, especially regarding the growth of short-term rentals. More...

New Uses of Gateway Center Considered

NEWPORT CITY COUNCIL

The Newport City Council authorized the Newport Project Development Company, a consortium of five engineering, design, financial and planning firms, to conceptualize new uses for the Gateway Center, at the council’s July 11 meeting.  More...

McDonald’s Asked to Provide Landscape Plan

MIDDLETOWN TOWN COUNCIL

The Middletown Planning Board is asking McDonald’s Real Estate company for a more detailed design plan for landscaping upgrades before addressing the national fast-food franchise’s zoning waiver requests for renovations at its West Main Road location More...

HDC Creates Task Force to Clarify Policies

The Historic District Commission has created a task force to review and update its own policies and procedures, which have not been updated or clarified in the HDC handbook for more than a decade.  The new task force will be comprised of Histori More...

Opening Reception

Jessica Hagen presents “The Fairer Sex,” an exhibition that showcases sculpture, paintings, jewelry, textiles, ceramics and photography by more than 20 contemporary female artists working in the U.S. More...

Anglers Divided Over Lack of Bluefish

Some anglers are singing the blues about the lack of bluefish, while others are glad to see fewer of what they call the “yellow-eyed demons” stealing their bait.  More...

Newport Yacht Club Offshore 160 to Bermuda

Single-handed sailors, racing in the Offshore 160 hosted by the Newport Yacht Club, started the biennial race on July 13 in an unexpected South East breeze at 10- 12 knots. Less than 24 hours later, the first of the boats were back in Newport. More...

New York Yacht Club Kicks Off Race Week

The biennial New York Yacht Club Race Week, now in its 11th edition and being held July 16-21, has become a favorite of sailors because of its reputation for terrific racing conditions on Narragansett Bay and Rhode Island Sound.  More...

41 Foolish Years

The 41st annual Fools’ Rules Regatta, sponsored by the Jamestown Yacht Club will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, on the Town Beach, East Ferry in Jamestown. The cannon will be fired at 9 a.m. More...

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With Summer Comes Childhood

SLICE OF LIFE

I used to make s’mores during the summer as a child. The perfect s’mores sandwich requires patience. More...

HDC Approves Bellevue Avenue Addition

The Historic District Commission approved by a 4-3 vote on July 17 the application of James Tencher, Jr., 456 Bellevue Ave., to extend and add a second-level to the garage at this historic home, and replace a three-tab roof with architectural grade a More...

Memorial Blvd. Improvements Approved

The Newport City Council voted 5-2 at the July 11 meeting to allow the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) to move forward with a safety improvement plan along Memorial Boulevard by 2020. More...

New Approaches for Pell Bridge

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation presented proposals for the realignment of the Pell Bridge to an overflow audience of around 150 during the City Council meeting on July 16. “The participation is fabulous. More...

‘Mudbound’ Paints Absorbing Image of 1940s Mississippi

FILM REVIEW

With Netflix and Amazon now in the movie distribution game, it’s no longer true that the best movies of the year are strictly theatrical releases. More...

NMAI Lecture and Exhibit

The National Museum of American Illustration (NMAI) at 492 Bellevue Avenue opens its Summer Lecture Series Saturday, July 28 at 1:30 p.m. More...

MEC Makes a Splash

If good weather tends to bring more people to the duck race in support of the Middletown Education Collaborative (MEC) nonprofit organization, then this year was one for the books. More...

Newport Regattas/Races

July  .16-21 Race Week at Newport presented by Rolex-NYYC .22 Queens Cup – NYYC .26-28 Candy Store Cup – Newport Shipyard  August   More...

Portugal Hosts Rolex World Championship

All nine boats competing in the Rolex TP52 World Championship in Cascais, Portugal, which is being held July 17-21, have the potential to take home the title.  Local sailor Chris Hosking is competing on the red-hulled Provezza, which represents More...

Ida Lewis Distance Race

The Ida Lewis Distance Race scheduled for a 12:30 p.m. start, off Fort Adams on Friday, Aug. 17, is a late-summer sailing tradition now in its 14th year, and by design it’s not just for experienced ocean racers but for newcomers as well. More...

Nine Great Activities to Bring Childhood Back

Rediscover your youth through nostalgic activities that have stood the test of time. . Relive those summer nights as a kid at a Newport Gulls baseball game. Hot dogs, baseball caps and the unmistakable sound of the crack of the bat. newportgulls.com More...