September 12, 2013 RSS feed / Around Town

Providence Mayor Visits Aquidneck Island

“When we work together there is nothing that we can’t accomplish,” said Providence Mayor Angel Taveras to a crowd of Aquidneck Island officials last Wednesday during a meet and greet session at the Wanumetonomy Golf & Country Cl More...

Oracle Team Faces Stiff Challenge

Newporter Larry Ellison and his Oracle Team USA, the defending America's Cup champions, are facing stiff competition against the Emirates Team New Zealand. Oracle Team USA was so badly beaten by the Kiwis in Race 5, on Tuesday, Sept. More...

Noise Crackdown Continues

With an eye on maintaining Newport's quality of life, City Council members on Wednesday voted to strengthen the city's noise ordinance to provide police and zoning officers with greater latitude in cracking down on known nuisance houses.  More...

Three Schools Turned Over to City

Now that the new Pell Elementary School is up and running and the four previously used elementary schools sit vacant, the Newport School Committee voted on Tuesday, Sept. More...

Newport Hospital Needs 'Good People'

Newport Hospital is looking for more than just a “few good men” to join its bevvy of volunteers. For a truly rewarding experience helping those who will really appreciate your efforts, consider volunteering at the Newport Hospital. More...

FAMILY FOCUS

Back to School Jitters Eased by Smiles

For kids all around the country who are returning to school, summer is officially over. It has been a good season for us, interrupted only by a few rainy days and a heat wave, but luckily no hurricanes (thus far). More...

Photo

NewportFILM will screen “Red Obsession” at Rosecliff on Thursday, Sept. More...

Nutcracker Auditions

Island Moving Co. will hold auditions for children’s roles in its holiday production “Newport Nutcracker” at Rosecliff on Sunday, Sept. 15 at Island Moving Co.’s studios at 3 Charles St. Auditions will be at 1 p.m. More...

Chef Q & A: Charlie Pichetshote at Jade Cricket

For an authentic Chinese food experience, Jade Cricket has all the ingredients down to the “tea.” Restaurant designer, owner, and Chef Charlie Pichetshote opened his first restaurant in Boston in 1983, after graduating from Northeastern U More...

Live Music

Thursday, September 12  Newport Blues Café –Melanie Lynx Project, 10 p.m.  One Eighty–The Gentlemen Explorers featuring Joe “Baby” Lemerise of The Meds , 9:30 p.m.  One Pelham East – Them Apples, 10 p.m. More...

Rare Ocean Sunfish Sighting

The positive tidal effects of the new moon on Thursday, Sept. 5 didn’t disappoint local anglers this past week. Strong tides and the continued emergence of an aggressive fall feeding pattern had our guests landing an average of 150 lbs. More...

Climbing to New Heights at the ‘Y’

Tweens and teens are notoriously hard to get off the couch and away from their assorted video game stations, so the Newport YMCA on Valley Road, Middletown, has come up with a game-changer designed to turn them into weekend warriors.  More...

Ribbon Cutting

Professor John Jackson, program manager for the Chief of Naval Operations (CNO) Professional Reading Program, Rear Adm. Walter E. More...

Jamestown Sail Record Set

Tim and Cathy Rutter of Jamestown set the 2013 record in the Mount Gay Rum Around Jamestown Record on Sept. 8, as the duo sailed their 74-foot sloop, Heroina around Jamestown with a time of 2 hours, 1 minute and 13 seconds. More...

Middletown’s Annual Windmill Day

The sun and the wind cooperated last weekend for the once-a-year running of Boyd’s Windmill, and this testament to 19th century Yankee engineering was able to operate in full glory, with sails billowing all afternoon. More...

‘On Virtues’ by Sheldon Whitehouse

With his new book, “On Virtues: Quotations and Insights To Live a Full, Honorable and Truly American Life,” Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has shared with us an unusually interesting “commonplace book.”  More...

Superintendent Contract Ratified

Two weeks after announcing Colleen Jermain as the new superintendent of Newport Public Schools, the School Committee made it official by voting to both appoint Jermain to the position and to ratify her new contract during their regular monthly meetin More...

Preservation and the Secretary of Interior Standards

This past year has seen many instances where the issues of preservation and rehabilitation have been in the news and on people’s minds. More...

Remembering 9/11

Chief Navy Counselor Ann Ferguson, Senior Chief Sonar Technician Benjamin Pierson, and 10 chief petty officer selectees observe the benediction during a remembrance ceremony at the U.S. More...

Math Enrichment Grants

For more than 20 years, the Newport Public Education Foundation, Inc. More...

New DeBlois Gallery Exhibit

Ed McAloon’s sculpture is part of DeBlois Gallery’s newest exhibit, 21st Century Expressionism. He uses kiln-formed glass elements in conjunction with wood and various metals that he assembles into his sculptural works. More...

First IF Winner

Kate Petrie, photographer, community galvanizer, and founder of the Jamestown Arts Center (JAC), was unanimously selected as the recipient of IonaFest’s first IF Award. More...

‘Getaway’ From This One

It occurs to me after watching “Getaway,” the newly released action thriller directed by Courtney Solomon and starring Ethan Hawke, that movies, like cigarettes, should come with health warnings. More...

Jamestown Race Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the first race in its fall series on Sunday, Sept. 8. The following are the results for the race:  More...

Italy Takes the Title

Teams representing Australia, Denmark, Germany, Italy, Monaco, Mexico, Turkey and the USA made up the fleet of 15 boats from New York Yacht Club’s Harbour Court clubhouse from Aug. 27-30. More...

Fall Soccer

The Newport Recreation Department is now accepting registrations for the fall soccer program. For additional information, stop in at The Hut, 35 Golden Hill St., call 401-845-5800 or view www.cityofnewport.com/departments/ recreation/home.   More...

Adult Basketball League

The Newport County YMCA is now accepting team registrations for its adult basketball league. The league will run from Oct. 11 into December with playoffs. All games will be played Friday nights in the gymnasium at the YMCA. More...

Red, White, Blue, and Green

Among the 20 teams that will take to the waters off Newport for the 2013 New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup presented by Rolex, there are four that will be flying the Stars and Stripes of the United States. More...