August 14, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Griswold House Marks Sesquicentennial

Newport is the repository of many treasures of American architectural history. More...

Whitehouse Staff Offers Services

The staff of U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.) will hold community office hours on Tuesday, Aug. 26 from 5 – 7 p.m. at the Middletown Library to help residents navigate the red tape of government agencies.  More...

The Stamp Act Spurs Colonists to Action

Britain had long regulated colonial trade through a system of restrictions and duties on imports and exports. More...

CORRECTION:

Last week’s issue of Newport This Week stated that Ida Lewis was the first female lighthouse keeper in the country, when in fact she was not. She was among the first in Rhode Island. More...

Summer Fun at Ballard Park

The Friends of Ballard Park recently held its fifth annual Mad Hatter (Iced) Tea Party. in the quarry meadow. More than 200 people attended the event which featured tea sandwiches by McGrath Clambakes, Inc. and desserts by The Newport Sweet Shoppe. More...

Angela Moore Fashion Show Debuts at Rosecliff

In conjunction with the 375th anniversary of Newport, The Preservation Society of Newport County and nationally known designer Angela Moore partnered last month to host her 15th annual Champagne Brunch Fashion Show at historic Rosecliff, an inaugural More...

The Ida Lewis Yacht Club Shields Results

The Ida Lewis Yacht Club Shields Fleet 9 raced the sixth race in its summer series on Wednesday, Aug. 6. For the season so far, Bill Shore is leading with 29 points. More...

Apogee Moon Brings Great Fishing

The passage of Hurricane Bertha well to the east brought ocean swells up to eight feet last Wednesday, which made for dangerous shore and reef fishing. More...

Winslow Regatta

The George Winslow Memorial Regatta was held at the Coasters Harbor Navy Yacht Club on July 26. The top finishers in the R19 fleet were: 1. Sail # 18 – McDonald; 2. Sail #3 – Moyer; 3. Sail #7 – Schuldheiss; 4. More...

GRISWOLD HOUSE

Richard Morris Hunt’s Griswold House was originally built for John Griswold, heir to a China trade fortune. Through his well-born wife Catherine Howland, Hunt met the Griswolds while traveling in Europe. More...

To Debate or Not to Debate

As election years go, 2014 is not shaping up as a good year for political debates in Newport.  More...

City Improvement Projects

.Gas main restoration: Work will continue by J.H. Lynch & Sons, Inc. to restore National Grid gas main trenches on city streets. Crews will begin to install new bituminous concrete (asphalt) pavement. 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. August More...

Arts Abound This Weekend

An Artful Day in Paradise   Middletown will hold its fourth annual Celebration of the Arts offering a day full of family fun on Saturday, Aug. 16.  More...

Comedy Series Presents Jim Jefferies

Stand-up crackerjack Jim Jefferies is due to make his mark in this season’s lineup of comic geniuses taking the Newport stage when he appears under the tent at the Yachting Center on Friday, Aug. 22, at 7:30 p.m. More...

Johansson Turns Superhuman in 'Lucy'

The latest action thriller from Luc Besson, “Lucy,” stars Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman as people from two very different worlds whose realities collide following Lucy’s exposure to a synthetic drug sewn into her abdomen &nd More...

JYC Race Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the eighth race in its summer series on Tuesday, July 12. The following are the results for the race:  More...

Upcoming Megles Regattas

The Melges 32 Class returns to Newport with Sail Newport hosting its 2014 National Championship Aug. 15 – 17, followed by the Melges 20, one of the most competitive one-design classes in the U.S. More...