October 10, 2013 RSS feed / Around Town

Eisenhower House to Be Restored

The Rhode Island Department of Administration (RIDOA) has announced the restoration and revitalization of the historic Eisenhower House, which currently is managed by the Rhode Island Historic Preservation and Heritage Commission.  More...

City Mulling Harvester Fix

Have Newporters seen the last of the city's prototype seaweed harvester? At this point, it's not likely, say city staff. More...

For What It’s Worth

(Free appraisals by appointment.  Call 401-841-5060)   More...

Regionalization Wanted

Jonathan Clancy   What was once a whispered word within the Aquidneck Island school community has now made its way into regular vocabulary as a potentially viable option for improvement.  More...

Government Shutdown Update

The majority of the approximately 800 Naval Station Newport civilian employees sent home as a result of the government shutdown returned to work this week. More...

Feed-A-Friend Food Drive Oct. 20

As part of the 30th Annual Feed- A-Friend Food Drive, about 150 volunteer students from St. More...

A New Commission

Among the city’s newest commissions is the Bike and Pedestrian Commission, created by Council Resolution 2013-018, adopted on Feb. 13, 2013. Members were appointed in May and sworn in at the Commission’s first meeting on May 20, 2013. More...

FAMILY FOCUS

Cluny School 5K   More...

Creating Treasures for the Future

Newport native Kenneth Blane was learning a new trade as a barber several years ago when one day his life was changed forever. On this particular day, a friend was cleaning his barber shop and offered Blane some brushes and canvases. More...

Members Exhibition

Since its founding as a studio and cooperative art gallery in 1990 on the corner of Spring and Bull streets, Spring Bull Gallery has been an integral part of the art community. More...

Beach Studios Gallery Talk

The Beach Studios Gallery is offering a free gallery talk on Oct. 10 from 6:30 – 7:30 p.m. More...

‘A Schooner Coral Homecoming’

Nearly a century ago, Portsmouth’s Captain Claude S. Tucker and a Newport coasting schooner, the Coral, delivered yet another load of cordwood to Bowen’s Wharf. More...

Grant Deadline Oct. 31

Newport Hospital, through its Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund, is accepting proposals until Oct. More...

When the Heat Comes On, Keep It Inside

As the leaves turn brilliant colors and the evening temperatures begin to fall, it is time to think about the value and many advantages of good insulation. More...

Military Spouse Support Group

Calvary United Methodist Church offers a support group for military spouses each Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. Spouse residents and those new to the area are welcome to meet at the church, 200 Turner Rd., Middletown. Child care will be provided. More...

Single Moms Support Group

Are you tired, frustrated, discouraged or overwhelmed by the day-to-day challenges of being a single mom? Evangelical Friends Church is offering a support group for single mothers on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, 6-8 p.m. More...

Eastbourne Lodge For Sale

A prime piece of real estate once eyed as part of an ambitious development project has been listed for sale.  Eastbourne Lodge was once again placed on the market Monday with a price tag of $4.9 million.  More...

Spanning the Globe

Jim & Laurel Kenney (left) of Portsmouth and Pat & Mike Heller of Newport brought their copies of NTW with them “across the pond” so they might stay informed while on a recent tre More...

Mark Your Calendar

The Newport Tree Society’s Saplings & Spirits event to be held on Thursday, Oct. 17 at Merrillton, 25 Bowery St. will offer a rare view of a remarkable private property. The festivities run 5:30-7:30 p.m. More...

Lending Hands

One needn’t look far to see the impact that volunteerism has on our community. More...

Teen Drug Use Examined

The Newport School Committee breezed through a light agenda during its regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Oct. More...

Local WWII and Korean War Veterans Sought

American Legion Post 18 and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5390 and their auxiliaries hope to identify all living Aquidneck Island residents who served in WWII and/or the Korean War. More...

ALN Forum Talks Commissions

Hoping to highlight the often unsung work of Newport's various boards and commissions, the Alliance for a Livable Newport (ALN) last week kicked off a planned series of public forums to hear directly from those who volunteer their time for the city's More...

Day Care Owner Speaks Out

The Tender Care Early Learning Center reopened for business on Sept. More...

Costume Conundrums

Scarecrows, giant tarantulas and witches have begun popping up on people’s front yards in neighborhoods across Aquidneck Island, and a few families have even brought out frightful zombies, vampires and mummies for good measure. More...

Gallery Night Walk

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Large Scale Experimentation

The Jamestown Arts Center is holding an opening reception on Friday, Oct. 18 from 6 – 8 p.m. for Peter Marcus’ new prints. More...

Jamestown Exhibit and Opening

The Conanicut Island Art Association is holding an opening reception Thursday, Oct. 17 for the exhibit, “Prints and Drawings”, at Jamestown’s Town Hall Gallery, 93 Narragansett Ave. The show will be on view until January.   More...

Protecting Against Breast Cancer

Every October, pink ribbon advertising campaigns capture our attention, signaling a call for greater awareness of breast cancer. More...

After School Programs

iNCASE, Newport County Afterschool Excitement, invites students in grades 6-9 to register for the fall session on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 3:30 - 5:30 p.m. beginning Oct. 22. Transportation is available from schools. More...

Rebuilding Together–Looking to Help

Rebuilding Together, a program that has been helping area residents maintain and live in their homes, is currently seeking applications for Spring Project Day 2014. More...

Memory Loss Support Group

Calvary United Methodist Church hosts a support group for those with memory loss or early stage Alzheimer’s disease and their caregivers on the first and third Wednesdays of each month. The next meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 16. More...

LGBTQ Caregivers Support

Calvary United Methodist Church hosts a LGBTQ caregivers support group on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 10 a.m. The next meeting will be on Tuesday, Oct. 15. More...

Audrain Building Sold

The historic Audrain Building on Bellevue Avenue sold this week for $5,500,000, the highest price garnered for a Newport commercial property this year. More...