May 22, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

IYRS Graduation and Launching Day

In what might be the most unusual aspect of any graduation ceremony nationwide, the boatbuilding students at the International Yacht Restoration School will launch the vessels they have built and restored during the course of their training on Saturd More...

Newport Furniture Enthusiasts' Tour

Join Newport furniture maker Jeffrey Greene, of the Ball & Claw, and fellow furniture enthusiasts on a tour of some of the city’s most important collections and historic buildings on Saturday, June 7, beginning at 9 a.m. at Hunter House. More...

Council to Tackle Hot Topics

Three contentious agenda items will be awaiting debate by the Newport City Council when members convene for their next meeting on Wednesday, May 28 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall. More...

How they celebrated Newport’s 300th

The 300th anniversary celebration of Newport’s founding included five major events spread over the summer of 1939 beginning with an observance on April 29, Settlers Day, featuring a reenactment of the landing of Nicholas Easton and his sons on More...

Congdon House Takes a Journey

There was a time in history when the effort and energy to build a house was so great that they were almost never torn down. More...

Memorial Flagging

A respectful crowd of 50 volunteers gathered recently at the Fort Adams Cemetery to perform a Flagging Ceremony in honor of the military members who died in the service of their country, and locally serving veterans interred there. More...

Recommendations from the Pros

Sunny borders are perfect for a colorful mix of annuals and perennials. Lori Scionti of the Maher Garden Center recommends Marguerite daisies, geraniums, dusty miller and salvia. More...

‘Million Dollar Arm’ Out of the Park

“Million Dollar Arm” could be viewed as “Slumdog Millionaire” meets “Field of Dreams” meets “Moneyball.” If it sounds like I’m saying that this movie is formulaic, in some ways it is. More...

Relay Success

The American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Aquidneck Island was held recently at Gaudet Middle School in Middletown. More...

Jamestown YC Race Results Tennis Tournament

The second race of the Jamestown Yacht Club Spring Series was held on Tuesday, May 20. The following are the results for the race:  More...

NUWC Employees Honored

Three employees at Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Newport have recently been recognized for their professional excellence and volunteer efforts.  More...

New Arrivals

Antonio Bassett and Adrienne Jackson of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their twin sons Cameron Antonio Bassett-Jackson and Christian Paul Bassett-Jackson on May 16, 2014. More...

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Newport Superintendent of Schools Colleen Jermain was on her bike all day for the fourth annual Bike to Work Day. More...

St. Columba’s Garden Party

Parishioners at St. Columba’s in Middletown are readying for the 23rd annual English Garden Party, set across the grounds of the historic church at 55 Vaucluse Ave., on Saturday, June 7. More...

Lucy’s Hearth Eyes Move to New Location

The local 24-hour emergency shelter, Lucy’s Hearth, is considering a move from its current location in Middletown. More...

Fire Won’t Stop Summer Opening at Beach

The recent two-alarm fire that gutted the second floor of a multipurpose building at Newport’s Easton’s Beach was caused by the spontaneous combustion of improperly stored painting materials. Newport Fire Department Capt. More...

Newport 375th Lecture Series

The Newport 375th Anniversary Committee has announced a full slate of lectures on the city’s history. All lectures are free and open to the public. Visit newport375. com for the most up-to-date information. More...

HDC Takes Up Light Agenda

By Barry Bridges   Newport’s Historic District Commission gave a green light to several residential projects during its short monthly meeting on Tuesday, May 20.  More...

City Licensing Roundup

At its May 14 regular meeting, the Newport City Council approved the following licenses: Victualing Licenses, Expansion Fluke Wine Bar & Kitchen (new area on third floor) The Landing (adding service areas)  More...

Irish Museum Opens

The Interpretive Center operated by the Museum of Newport Irish History will open for the 2014 season on Saturday, May 24. Hours are noon – 5 p.m., Thursday through Sunday, through Oct. 26. More...

Memorial Day Observances

Memorial Day ceremonies will be held across the island on Monday, May 26, to honor those who lost their lives in service to the nation.  More...

Marines Run for Life

During the recent American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life of Aquidneck Island, two special teams from Naval Station Newport immediately drew the attention of onlookers. More...

A Buzz About Bikes

Friday, May 16, marked Bike Newport’s fourth annual celebration of International Bike to Work Day. More...

Girls Lacrosse Open

The Team Real Lacrosse Club’s summer session registration is open for girl lacrosse players, kindergarten through college. Play will begin May 27 and run thru Aug. 1. More...