October 31, 2013 RSS feed / Around Town

Marina Plan Presented at ALN Forum

Residents concerned with the potential impact of a proposed marina off the northeast shore of Goat Island heard first-hand about the project from proponents during a special public forum on Wednesday evening, Oct. More...

R.I. Lifesaving Medal

Newport Fire Department firefighters Stephen Curry, Richard Wheeler, Jared Leary, David Downes, and retired Capt. More...

Marine Corps Birthday and Veterans Day Party

Harry L. Walker Jr. will be honored with the “Korean War/Thank You Medal” at this year’s Marine Corps B’Day and Veterans Day Celebration Party on Sunday, Nov. 10 at Cappy’s, the Hillside Café. More...

Death in the Baltic

Author Cathryn Prince will lead a discussion based on her book: “Death in the Baltic: The WW II Sinking of the Wilhelm Gustloff” on Saturday, Nov. 2 at 2 p.m. at the Newport Public Library. More...

Islanders Named to Junior League Board

The Junior League of Rhode Island (JLRI) has named Nancy Serpa, of Newport, as the president of its Board of Directors for the 2013-2014 year. More...

Newly-Elected NRF Trustee

The Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) elected Maia Farish to its board of trustees at its meeting last month. Farish brings extensive experience in nonprofit and historic preservation to NRF’s board. More...

Gold Seal of Approval for NCCMHC

Earlier this fall, the Newport County Community Mental Health Center, Inc. More...

Community Rallies Around Film as a Wake-Up Call

The award-winning film “Trashed” will be shown Thursday, Nov. 14 at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, Portsmouth. Coffee, snacks and time to chat with community partners begins at 6 p.m. The film will begin at 7 p.m. More...

Jamestown Community Piano Concert

The Jamestown Community Piano Association’s second concert of the 2013-2014 season will be held on Sunday, Nov. 10 at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. More...

Online Gallery Winners Exhibit

The Newport Art Museum’s Coleman Center for Creative Studies will be displaying an “Online Gallery Winners” exhibition, featuring the work of artists who have won its recent online gallery contests. More...

Writers Workshop

A workshop on social networking and self-marketing for writers will be held on Saturday, Nov. 9 at 11 a.m. at the Middletown Public Library. More...

Call for Craft Artisans

The Conanicut Island Art Association is holding its holiday craft fair on Dec. 7. Local craft artisans are invited to reserve booth space. Deadline for applications is Friday, Nov. 8. The show will be at the Melrose School, Jamestown from 9 a.m. More...

An Illuminated Evening

The Jamestown Arts Center (JAC) celebrates the art of illumination by hosting GLOW, on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 7 – 10 p.m. JAC invites art lovers and artists to create an illuminated piece for the event. More...

Community Meals

Area churches and organizations provide nutritious meals in a caring environment for members of the community.  Thursday, Oct. 31 7:30 a.m.–MLK Center 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. 5 p.m.–St. Paul’s Methodist (meal by St. More...

Yes, the Water Does Taste Better

It was a brief and off-hand remark made during what turned out to be a lengthy meeting dominated by debate over an existing lease arrangement between the city and the Newport Yacht Club.  More...

Military Parent Wins Film Premiere for Newport

There are victims of war that never wore a uniform, maneuvered a war machine, carried or fired a weapon, or bled on a battlefield. Yet they were deeply wounded by far-off wars in foreign lands. More...

Veterans Day on Aquidneck

The island’s three communities will honor Veterans Day with several events. In Portsmouth, the American Legion Post 18 and VFW Post 5390 and their auxiliaries will cohost a ceremony on Monday, Nov. 11, at Portsmouth Town Hall at 9 a.m. More...

Veteran of the Year

Richard Hartman, Captain, U.S. Navy, Retired will be honored as the Aquidneck Island Veteran of the Year on Saturday, Nov. 9 at a dinner at the Gilbert-Burton VFW Post 4487, 52 Underwood Lane, Middletown. More...

New Head of School for St. Michael’s

The St. Michael’s Board of Trustees has announced that John Zurn will be the next Head of St. Michael’s Country Day School, beginning July 2014. Current Head of School, Whitney Slade, will be leaving St. More...

Child & Family Chooses New CEO

In June of this year Peter Dibari, President and CEO of Child & Family for the past 35 years, announced his retirement at the end of 2013. More...

NewportFed Amps Up Business Lending

NewportFed, has announced that it has assembled a team of commercial lenders: Tim Burns, Cristina Feden, James Cavallaro and David Williamson who will be working out of NewportFed’s Bellevue Avenue location. More...

Redford Endures in ‘All Is Lost’

When a film is made with only one actor who has very few spoken lines, it stands as a testament to an extraordinary talent. More...

Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club Winners

The Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club is one of the oldest women’s art clubs in the country and was founded in 1896 in honor of Miss Wolfe, a prominent New York philanthropist and an avid art collector. More...

An Environmental Degradation

In his exhibition, “700-Year Plastic Composter,” Bert Emerson, assistant professor of art at Salve Regina University, has completely transformed the Dorrance H. More...

Open Studio

The public is invited to watch artist Grace Bentley-Scheck’s printmaking process at the Newport Art Museum’s Center for Creative Studies on Saturday, Nov. 9, 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. Admission is free. More...

Drop-in Art Sessions

Each Sunday until Dec. 15, the Portsmouth Arts Guild Center is open for casual “drop-in” style art sessions from 2 – 5 p.m. It is free for guild members, $5 for non-members. More...

Unique Boutique Artisans Craft Fair

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