August 21, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Newport in Bloom

Newport in Bloom recently announced the winners of this years' botanical competition. More...

Beach Idol Winners Chosen

From a dozen finalists, Sarah Cruz, left, a fifth grader from Portsmouth, was chosen as the 2014 Beach Idol winner. She will receive a recording session at Summing Point Studios. Runner-up was Newla Sullivan, age 11. More...

Stamp Act Protest Schedule

The Newport Historical Society will re-create the Stamp Act Protest of 1765 on Saturday, Aug. 23, in Washington Square. During the early afternoon (1-3 p.m.), reenactors will offer a glimpse into the daily life of the period. More...

Early School Days in Newport

On August 20, 1640, the Rev. Robert Lenthal was tasked to establish the first public school in Newport, but it is unclear where the lessons were held. More...

JYC Race Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the ninth race in its summer series on Tuesday, Aug. 19. The following are the results for the race:  More...

High Lunar Tides

Last week’s apogee moon delivered on its potential for great fishing. There were many reports of 36- to 44-inch striped bass being landed. The cool water temperatures at the reefs continue to hold keeper bass. More...

Shoreline Visitors

Late August is an excellent time to take a hike through any of Aquidneck Island’s many diverse and scenic habitats to discover the natural beauty in our own backyard. More...

Council Considers Ordinance Changes

Stone walls, drive-throughs, beach passes, and public smoking were up for discussion when Newport city councilors met for their regular session on Wednesday, Aug. More...

HDC Endorses Three Applications

The Newport Historic District Commission entertained several requests for renovation approvals at its monthly session on Tuesday, Aug. 19. 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...

‘Magic in the Moonlight’ Bewitches

How does Woody Allen do it? He’s here in Newport shooting a film, and his romantic comedy “Magic in the Moonlight” is playing at the Jane Pickens. More...

New Arrivals

Christopher and Melissa Bowley of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Conrad Ethan Bowley on Aug. 15, 2014. More...