April 3, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

National Geographic Winner

The school-wide winner of the annual Cluny School geography bee, sponsored by the National Geographic Society, was Patrick May, grade 5. Grades 4-8 each had two students compete in the contest. More...

Council Okays Shark Tournament

Ina4to3voteduringtheCity Council’s March 26 meeting, members approved an application for a special event license for the 28th Annual Monster Shark Tournament to be held July 17–20.  The tournament is relocating to Newport from its pr More...

Relay for Life Gearing Up

The Aquidneck Island Relay for Life is gearing up, with team fundraisers to generate funds to fight cancer. More...

Newport School Department Agrees to Audit

years of fiscal mistrust between the city, the Newport School Department has agreed to a forensic audit of all internal controls of the school department’s finances and operations.  The decision, which came at the School Committee’s More...

General Assembly Highlights

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n Mattiello elected speaker of the House The House elected Rep. Nicholas A. Mattiello (D-Dist. 15, Cranston) as its speaker, following the resignation of former speaker Gordon D. Fox. More...

Newport Restaurant Week

The following restaurants are offering a  $35 three-course dinner. Below is a sampling of entrees from some of the Restaurant Week participants. For a complete list visit DiscoverNewportRestaurantWeek.org.   More...

A Truly Grand ‘Budapest Hotel’

I found myself completely mesmerized by Wes Anderson’s “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” and this is saying something from someone who has never been a major fan of the director. More...

Film Discussion at Redwood

The Redwood Library’s Screen and Discuss documentary film series continues with the showing of “Louder Than a Bomb,” on Saturday, April 12 at 3 p.m. More...

Newport Hospital Support Groups

Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support Group: Fourth Thursday of each month from 5 – 6:30 p.m. For more information contact Kerry Murphy at 401-846-0727 or kerryaahc@yahoo.com.   More...

Arthritis Relief

The Arthritis Foundation will begin a “Walk with Ease” program starting May 6 on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. at Newport Hospital. More...

New Arrivals

Tre-Quan and Tavia Baker of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Elias Rashard Baker on March 28, 2014. More...

A 60s Cool Cat Displays Her Art in Newport

Narragansett-based artist Janice Causey, or “Mama C” as many endearingly call her, is a true Renaissance woman who has passionately dedicated her life to the creative arts.  More...

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Pell School third graders Felicity Jackson (left) and Hope Boiani-Brassard planted dune grass plugs at the western end of Newport’s Easton Beach recently as part of the 5,000-plug planting prog More...

For What It’s Worth

A lady from Bristol brought in a Terracotta portrait bust for evaluation. As fate would have it, an identical bust is on exhibit along with watercolor interiors. More...

Townsend House Acquisition by NRF Excites New Owners

Five days after the Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) formally acquired the circa 1725 Townsend House at 74 Bridge St. in Newport’s historic Point section, the organization's executive director, Pieter Roos, was still walking on air.  More...

Ready, Set, Grow

Despite the interminable winter and chilly start to spring, bits of green are beginning to sprout all over the island, hinting at good things ahead. More...

‘Story in the Public Square’

Registration is now open for Salve Regina’s “Story in the Public Square,” a one-day conference on the power of storytelling on film to affect public opinion, to be held on Friday, April 11 in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall. More...

‘The Invisible War’

The American Association of University Women will present a screening of the documentary “The Invisible War” on Tuesday, April 8 at the Newport Public Library, beginning at 6:30 p.m. More...

Foreign Film at St. Michael’s

St. Michael’s Country Day School will present “Un Monstre à Paris,” an animated musical adventure film, on Saturday, April 5. The English version of the French film, without subtitles, will be shown. More...

Diabetes Support Group

A diabetes support group, facilitated by a certified diabetes educator from the Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties, will meet April 10 and is offered monthly on the second Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m., at the Edward King Center, 35 More...

Community Meals

Thursday, April 3 5 p.m.–United Baptist (by St. Peter’s Lutheran) 30 Spring St.   More...

Helping Our Hungry

In addition to the nutritious meals served by the houses of worship, Newport has two food pantries that provide free food to those dealing with hunger. Both organizations face significant challenges in meeting the needs of our neighbors. More...