November 7, 2013 RSS feed / Around Town

Sail Newport Celebrates Oracle Team USA

The evening was billed as “a celebratory congratulations” for Oracle Team USA and a homecoming of sorts for Rome Kirby and several members of the often unsung shore team, which included Rhode Islanders Sean Healey, Amory Ross, Andrew Gayn More...

Liaison Group Discusses Grants, Unified Schools, and Truancy

With the 2013-14 school year now well underway, members of the Newport School Committee and City Council Liaison Subcommittee met on Monday, Nov. More...

Hud Awards RI $11.7 Million

As part of a $1.7 billion payment to about 3,100 housing authorities across the country, the federal Housing and Urban Development agency announced last month the funds to be awarded to public housing authorities in Rhode Island was more than $11.7 m More...

Clean Ocean Access Meeting

Clean Ocean Access, an advocacy group dedicated to cleaning local shorelines and preserving public access, will meet at the Newport Public Library on Nov. 19 at 7 p.m. More...

Council Mulling Clarke School Apartment Debt

City Council members are due to meet in executive session next week to discuss an outstanding loan with the owners of the John Clarke School Apartment complex.  The issue has been simmering since city officials brought to the council earlier thi More...

Veterans Day Observances

Programs honoring the nation’s veterans will take place across the state and the island this holiday weekend. The public is invited to honor the country’s heroes at these events.  Newport Ceremony   More...

ARTS

Arts Around the Fire   More...

Tea Me!

By Jonathan Clancy   “Newport used to be a big part of the tea trade,” said C.J. Barone, co-owner of Empire Tea and Coffee with locations in Newport and Middletown. More...

Restaurant Week Continues

@ The Deck Restaurant & Bar 1 Waites Wharf, 401-846-3600 Grilled Swordfish, Steak Frites, More...

Fotolanthropy Movie Goes to Congress

"Travis: A Soldiers Story" by Executive Producer Reece Norris, Producer Katie Norris, and Director Jonathon Link is due to be shown in Washington later in the month. More...

Relay for Life Meeting Planned

The committee for the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life of Aquidneck” will hold a planning meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 19, at 5:45 p.m. in the Middletown High School library. More...

Councilors to Debate Panhandling Resolution

City Councilors are due next week to vote on a proposal that could help stem a rising tide of aggressive panhandling and solicitation.  The resolution, which was proposed by Councilor Michael T. More...

Leaders Look at Future of Shellfishing

On Thursday and Friday, Nov. More...

Unseen Wounds Can Kill

There are wounds that veterans and active service members endure that show no physical scars, require no crutches or prosthetics, but are deep and unimaginably painful. More...

Eight Bells Lectures

The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells series will resume on Tuesday, Nov. 19 with a lecture by Jonathan Parkinson, formerly of the U.S. More...

Helping at the Holidays

Lucy’s Hearth   More...

‘Last Vegas’ is A Lost Cause

What is it about men that they can’t resist the most slender of excuses to act like boys? More...

Snap a Pic, Win a Prize

There are few things more aesthetically pleasing than a masterfullyplated food dish. With Newport Restaurant Week underway until Nov. More...