August 29, 2013 RSS feed / Around Town

Elementary Entrepreneur

It was a summer of brisk business according to young entrepreneur Rylan Barbato, 6, of Middletown. The Corey Lane resident, seen here manning his lemonade stand near his home on Aug. More...

Bits of Newport History

Cardardo Wanton's Manumission

In 1775, John G. Wanton, at the urging of the Society of Friends, manumitted his slave Cardardo Wanton from service at what is today the Wanton–Lyman–Hazard House on Broadway. More...

‘Diner en Blanc’ Outdoors

NewportFILM will host its last outdoor screening of the season on Thursday, Sept. 5, at the Norman Bird Sanctuary with the documentary “Diner en Blanc.”The film shows how an annual flash mob dinner came to fruition in Paris. More...

Pinette Comedy Canceled

Due to his slower than planned recovery from illness, John Pinette’s show, scheduled for Sept. 1 at the Newport Yachting Center has been canceled. Make-up date to be announced. More...

Night Bright Safe Cycling Initiative

It’s 5:30 p.m. on a weekday summer evening on Broadway, and the sidewalk in front of Leo’s Market is bustling with bikes and bike paraphernalia. More...

Volunteer of the Year

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently held their annual Volunteer Appreciation Picnic at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. More...

Y Fall Sports Registration

Registration for the Newport County YMCA youth fall sports season closes Sept. 11. The activities are on Saturdays from Sept. 14 – Nov. 2 at the YMCA fields. More...

Adapted Physical Activity Programs

The Newport County YMCA is offering eight weeks of a variety of classes for individuals who need smaller class sizes, more consistent reinforcement, and classes that move at a slower pace with simpler instruction. The classes will begin Sept. More...

A Tribute to Generosity

Last month, the James L. Maher Center held its 35th Annual Golf Tournament at Green Valley Country Club in Portsmouth. Pictured above are Jim Brown, Jim Borges, Ted Polak, and TJ Polak. More...

Men’s Doubles Combined Ages Finalists

(L-R) William Murphy - John Quinn - Michel DeLage - Timothy Sternberg More...

Fire and Police Collaborate to Help Save Lives

The public is welcome to join in the first friendly blood drive competition between the Newport police and fire departments on Saturday, Aug. 31. More...

Backpacks and Books Distributed

A Back to School Celebration backpack distribution event was held at the East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) Health Center on Aug. 17. More...

Exotic, Tragic ‘Blue Jasmine’

Leave it to Woody Allen to name his tragicomedy about a woman on the verge of a nervous breakdown “Blue Jasmine.” The jasmine is an exotic, tropical shrub valued for its aroma and its use in religious ceremonies.  More...

Offerman Brings ‘American Ham’ to Newport

Nick Offerman, who is best known for his role as the burly Ron Swanson on NBC’s hit show “Parks & Recreation,” is bringing his “American Ham” Comedy Tour to Newport on Friday, Aug. 30. More...

Black Sea Bass Bite Improves

Pods of baitfish containing mostly three- to four-inch herring, sand eels, and silversides, continued to migrate down the bay this past week. Striped bass and bluefish can still be found near the Dumpling rocks to West Cove, as well as Beavertail. More...

RWU Volunteer Day

Nearly 1,200 students, faculty and staff from Roger Williams University led its 9th Annual Community Connections Day on Aug. 26. More...

Pell Bridge Run

Registration for the third annual Pell Bridge Run, scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 10, is brisk. This oncea year opportunity to cross the bridge on foot is capped at 4,000 participants and registration has passed the 50 percent mark. More...

Swim Lessons

Registration is now open for youth and adult swim lessons at the Newport County YMCA. More...

Harvest Wine Run

The Harvest Wine Run is a unique race that combines a running event with a wine tasting at Newport Vineyards. The race will be held on Sunday, Sept. 15. More...

Women’s Doubles Open Finalists

(L-R) Annabelle Harris - Diane Stewart - Kara Hyman - Cynthia S. Perrotti More...