December 5, 2013 RSS feed / Around Town

The Challenge Continues: Shop Local!

The staff at Newport This Week has spent weeks scouring nooks and crannies all over town to find that something special for everyone on your gift list. More...

Artful Gifts

'Tis the season to "Shop Small," "Think Local," and "Give the Gift of Art," so Newport Gallery Night is the perfect opportunity to combine all three themes. On Thursday, Dec. More...

EDITORIAL

Reclaiming Broadway   More...

Boys and Girls Clubs Names CEO

The Boys and Girls Clubs of Newport County has named Joseph P. Pratt as the organization’s new executive director and chief executive officer. The decision was announced by Board President Patti Rakolta.  More...

McConaughey Shines in ‘Dallas Buyers Club’

With stunning performances all around, especially by Matthew Mc- Conaughey as Ron Woodroof and Jared Leto as Rayon, “Dallas Buyers Club” is a poignant and, at times, funny tale of a heterosexual man ( Woodroof) who contracts AIDS during t More...

Gallery Happenings

‘Tis the Season’   More...

Christmas is Still for Kids

With Thanksgiving in the rear view mirror, holiday shopping has begun in earnest, especially if you are hoping to surprise a young one with a spectacular gift. Gazing at toys brings out the kid-at-heart in all of us. More...

Fiscal Committee Charting Its Course

When city councilors voted last spring to create a special committee to provide an extra layer of financial review to their normal fiduciary responsibilities, they left the new group’s charge deliberately open.  So it should come as no sur More...

Hotel Occupancy Up, But Sequester Effects Seen

Despite a flagging state economy, Newport’s hotels were more crowded this past summer than in both 2012 and 2011, industry data shows.  More...

Jazz Fest Adding Third Day

When the first notes are played at next summer's Newport Jazz Festival, don't be surprised if you look over and see George Wein smiling in validation.  The 88-year-old music impresario was on hand at the Newport Visitors Center on Wednesday to a More...

Relay for Life Meeting

The committee for the American Cancer Society’s “Relay for Life of Aquidneck” will hold an organizational and planning meeting at 5:45 p.m. on Dec. 10, at the Middletown High School Library. More...

ARTS

Theresa Hillman is having an opening reception for her works Seven Layers: A Visual Meditation at Channing Memorial Church’s art gallery in the parish hall on Saturday, Dec. More...

New Arrivals

David and Bethanne Lee of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Daniel Lewis Lee on Nov. 28, 2013.  Christopher and Alexis Markowski of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Charles Jenks Markowski on Nov. More...