February 7, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Book Clubs Cultivate Insight and Friendship

Many people think of summer as the time for leisure reading, with images of vacationing folks relaxing beachside with a book, but most serious readers know that the prime time for their favorite activity lies outside the dog days of summer – an More...

Welcome Chinese Year of the Horse

The oldest festival in China is the spring festival known in the West as the Chinese New Year. The date varies with the lunar/solar calendar, arriving with the second new moon after the winter solstice. More...

Council Moves at Record Speed

It may have been a record breaker.  Newport’s City Council met and adjourned on Wednesday, Jan. 22 within 10 minutes and 10 seconds of standing for the Pledge of Allegiance.  More...

375th Poster Contest

Newport’s 375th Committee is hosting a youth poster contest open to children ages 5 to 19. Deadline for entries is Feb. 14.  More...

General Assembly Highlights

For more information visit http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/News/   More...

Pell School Checklist Progress

The Pell Building Committee met on Tuesday, Feb. 4 to discuss the ongoing “punch list” of items to be resolved at the new school before the construction project can be considered officially complete. More...

Upholding the Traditions of the Past

With the original intention to serve as a training school for artillery officers, the Artillery Company of Newport was chartered on February 1, 1741 by the Rhode Island General Assembly during the reign of King George II. More...

‘Nebraska’ is Visual Poetry

In “Nebraska,” which is nominated for six Academy Awards, Bruce Dern plays Woody Grant, an 80-something curmudgeon who tries to escape his melancholy with alcohol and a newfound quest that distracts him from his fear of impending mortalit More...

Valentine’s Day Essentials

Valentine’s Day is both a sweet holiday and a wonderful opportunity to teach children the values of friendship and expressing affection toward the people in our lives. More...

It’s Not Me, Right?

Valentine’s Day is fast approaching. Gentlemen, consider this a Public Service Announcement just for you. More...

Where In The World?

The 2014 St. More...

CIP Document and Process Goes Online

Hoping to encourage more public input on one of its most important planning documents, city officials have placed this year’s Capital Improvement Plan on the city’s website.  The plan, referred to as the CIP, includes a wide range of More...

Parade Partners Sought

Although most people are thinking ahead to Valentines Day and Winterfest, many on the island are looking a few weeks further down the road to Newport’s St. Patrick’s Day festivities, culminating with the parade on Saturday, March 15. More...

For What It’s Worth

Alice C. brought in several memontos from her families past. Included was a very large crystal ash tray. More...

‘Rhode to Work’ Bills

As part of the Rhode Island Senate’s “Rhode to Work” legislative action plan, several senators have filed bills to help accommodate the recovering economy with more job resources and training. More...

A Painfully Dark ‘August: Osage County’

Beverly Weston (Sam Shepard) lives with his wife, Violet (Meryl Streep), in one of the big old homes that one passes on a road trip. More...

DINING OUT

If you’re looking for a special  Valentine’s dining experience, our advertisers offer some suggestions: The Wharf Pub  A three-course menu with specialty dishes and house favorites will be available Feb. 14-16.  More...