January 3, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Maud Howe Elliott’s Everlasting Impact

Affluent Gilded Age homes in Newport and across the country were chock full of imported European art - the only type worthy of any recognition, according to the dictum of the day - and it wasn’t until an effort led by Maud Howe Elliott develope More...

Special Trash Collections

Newport: Christmas trees and yard waste will be collected curbside in Newport during the week of Jan.13 on residents’ regularly scheduled collection day. More...

Winter Aquidneck Growers’ Market

The Aquidneck Growers’ Market is open for its second annual indoor winter market season at St. Mary’s Old Parish Hall, 324 E. Main Rd., Portsmouth. More...

Photo Guild Meeting

The next Newport Photo Guild meeting will be Wednesday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. Noted professional photographer Chris Alvanas will review the Guild members’ photographs and give constructive comments for the annual critique night. More...

Civil War Lecture

The Middletown Historical Society will present the first in its series of winter lectures on Sunday, Jan. More...

Renew with Yoga

Gentle stretching, deep breathing, and guided relaxation techniques will be incorporated with yoga poses for people of all ages who are in good general health. No yoga experience is needed. Class is held in parish hall of St. More...

Let The Indoor Games Begin!

Newport Recreation is now accepting registrations for indoor soccer, futsal, indoor football and winter Wiffle ball. Play begins mid- January. All games will be played at The Hut. Registrations accepted Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. More...

The British Had Landed!

The British occupation of Newport started on Dec. 8, 1776, and by January 1777 thousands of troops had descended upon the island.   The Massachusetts Spy, the most widely read newspaper of the time, reported the following in the Jan. More...

Housing Assistance Campaign Begins

The Rhode Island Good Neighbor Energy Fund’s (GNEF) 28th annual “Warm Thy Neighbor” campaign is now under way. More...

Wage Increase in RI

Thousands of Rhode Island workers will see increases in their paychecks from a boost in the state’s minimum wage which went into effect on Jan. 1. More...

DINNER & A MOVIE

‘Wolf’ Howls Loudly

Martin Scorsese has been mostly a serious director, yet his movies consistently have moments of satire and caricature. More...

Norey’s Star Shines on Broadway

By Jonathan Clancy   More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Joseph and Katelyn Godino are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Emma Lynn Godino on Dec. 25, 2013.  Sajjad Rehman and Sadia Pervaiz are proud to announce the birth of their son Noor Rehman on Dec. 29, 2013.   More...

More Brave New Year's Day Dippers

LEFT: Newlyweds Richard and Alycia Almeida prepare to take the plunge. BOTTOM LEFT: Stephen Anderson of Jamestown holds thermometer showing the freezing temperature. More...

Council to Renew Strategy Sessions

With the new year upon us, City Council members have resolved to once again engage in a series of strategic planning sessions.  More...

Winter Library Workshop

The Newport Historical Society will offer a workshop on how to use the collections on Monday, Jan. 6 at 1 p.m. in the NHS headquarters, 82 Touro St. The workshop is free for members and costs $10 for nonmembers. More...

‘Glamour Girls’ Lecture

The Preservation Society of Newport County will present “Glamour Girls: Newport’s Debutantes in the 1930s,” the latest in its continuing lecture series, on Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 11 a.m. at Rosecliff. Associate curator Charles J. More...

Charter Review Meetings Open

The next Charter Review Commission meeting, which is open to the public, is Wednesday, Jan. 8 from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. in the Program Room at the Newport Public Library. The group meets twice a month on Wednesdays. More...

Toddler Art

The Newport County YMCA is offering an eight-week Toddler Art class for children ages 2.5-5 years old on Wednesdays from Jan. 8 - Feb. 26 at 9:30 - 10:30 a.m. It is a parent and child class with a limit of 10 children. More...

Potter Dog Training Open House

The Potter League for Animals is hosting an open house Saturday, Jan. 4 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. There will be an opportunity to meet the dog trainers, learn about class offerings, see training demonstrations of agility, freestyle and basic training. More...

Honor Roll

Elizabeth Weathers, a senior from Newport has been named to the High Honor Roll for the fall term at the Loomis Chaffee Prepatory School in Windsor, Conn.   More...

Open House for Relay for Life

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Aquidneck Island Committee will hold an open house on Tuesday, Jan. 14, from 5 – 8 p.m. at the Middletown High School cafeteria. More...

RI Unemployment Remains High

The New England Information Office of the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has released New England and state unemployment numbers for November 2013. More...

‘Avian Aquidneck’ Coming Soon

Since his move to Newport from New York City in 2000, artist Irving Barrett has pursued birds as his subject matter. More...

Movie Night at the Casino Theatre

The International Tennis Hall of Fame will present a special screening of the 2007 romantic drama “Evening” at the Casino Theatre on Friday, Jan. 17 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Bowhunter Education Course

Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge will offer a bowhunter education course on Sunday, Jan. 19, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. More...