October 16, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Environmental Award

At the monthly Green Drinks gathering earlier this month, hosted by Bari Freeman and her team at Bike Newport, Toni Wallace Ciany presented the second annual Environmental Stewardship Award given by More...

King House Autumn Celebration

The Edward King House celebrated the coming of the autumn season with their annual cocktail party on Sept. 27. More...

For What It’s Worth

Mr. Santi:  I purchased this tapestry in Egypt in the 1960s at an outdoor bazar. I think that it was pretty inexpensive. The size is about 2’ x 4’ tall. Can you tell me if it has any value today? Charles E. Charles:  More...

Middletown Town Council Candidates

To better inform voters, presented herein are snapshot profiles of the candidates running for public office in Middletown. More...

JFK Negatives Fetch $20,000

Thirteen negatives of neverbefore published photos of the lavish wedding of Senator John F. Kennedy to Jacqueline Bouvier in Newport’s St. More...

Twisted Lies Propel ‘Gone Girl’

If you are one of the millions of readers who loved the novel “Gone Girl” (New York Times bestseller by Gillian Flynn), you have a reasonable chance of being 99 percent happy with the film adaptation. More...

Halloween Classic at Ballard Park

Saturday, Oct. 25

Set in the fictional Midwestern town of Haddonfield, Illinois, the 1978 classic slasher film “Halloween” will be screened in the Ballard Park Quarry Meadow on Saturday, Oct. 25 at about 7:30 p.m. More...

Live Music

Friday, October 17  Atlantic Beach Club–Mac Chrupcala Jazz Band, 8 p.m.-12 a.m.  Busker’s – John Brazile, 9-12 p.m.  The Chanler–Dick Lupino, Johnny Souza, Kent Hewitt, 6-10 p.m. More...

Butler Did It: 10 Years of Sculpture

“I’m making ceremonial art for an unknown ceremony,” laughs Ben Butler on the eve of his latest art exhibit which will have its opening reception on Saturday, Oct. More...

‘Art for All’ Returning to Bristol Art Museum

Two years ago, the nonprofit Bristol Art Museum started a unique fundraiser. Instead of a progressive dinner or silent auction, they decided to make it all about art.  More...

Holiday Workshops

The Newport Art Museum’s art school, the Coleman Center for Creative Studies will be holding several holiday themed classes and workshops in November and December. More...

Question Five

The Rhode Island State Council on the Arts will hold a workshop at the Newport Art Museum on Oct. 27 at 2 p.m. More...

Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday, Oct. 6, through Sunday, Oct. 12, the Newport Fire Department responded to 140 calls. Of those, 89 were emergency medical calls.  More...

Municipal Court

Municipal Court was not held on Monday, Oct. 13, at Newport City Hall because of the Columbus Day holiday. Judge Russell Jackson will resume court on Monday, Oct.20.   More...

Portsmouth Student is Angler of the Year

REEL REPORT

This one was for his dad.  Portsmouth’s Jean LeComte has been named Angler of the Year in the Rhode Island Striper Cup. More...

ALT Announces Conservation Easement

The Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) and the Norman Bird Sanctuary (NBS) recently announced the conservation of 5.4 acres of land in Middletown. More...

The Biggest Toast

Last month, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State (BBBSOS) held its fourth annual food and drink tasting fundraiser, “The Big Toast,” at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. More...

Bond Questions Give Voters Much to Ponder

2014 ELECTION COVERAGE

Pledging to make voting at this year’s general election easier, Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis declares in this year’s official “Voter Information Handbook” that “Government belongs to the people. More...

Volunteers Wanted

n The Newport Hospital Behavioral Health Unit is seeking volunteers with knowledge of yoga or music to come to the hospital once a week for 45 minutes for an introductionto yoga class for patients on the unit and a musical recreational therapy group. More...

Teresa Paiva Weed Receives Brighter Futures Award

Her political future is uncertain on the eve of the election, but Rhode Island Senate President M. Teresa Paiva Weed has received the Family Service of Rhode Island’s 2014 Brighter Futures Award.  More...

Oct. 27 Public Forum on Ballot Question 3

Does Rhode Island need to update its own constitution? That is the issue raised by Rhode Island Ballot Question 3, a question overshadowed by referendums that involve millions of taxpayer dollars.  More...

Fall Cruise Schedule

Saturday, Oct. 18 – Crystal Serenity Crystal Cruises tendering in at Perrotti Park.  Sunday, Oct. 19 – Royal Princess- Princess Cruises tendering in at Perrotti Park.  Monday, Oct. More...

‘Phoenix Rising’ Salve Theater to New Heights

When Reggie Phoenix was eight years old, he saw a double feature of “Oliver” and “West Side Story” in an old movie theater in the Bronx.  As a child and a person of color, he said, the day “absolutely changed my lif More...

Getting to Know Local Musicians

Jazz pianist Mac Chrupcala has what every serious musician dreams of — a steady gig. In fact, The Mac Chrupcala Trio has been playing great jazz every Sunday afternoon (excluding summers) at Atlantic Beach Club for 19 years!  More...

Librarians Steer Change

In the 15 years that Regina Slezak directed the Newport Public Library, she didn’t just rekindle interest in the community. More...

‘Newport Moments’

An exhibition of 20 paintings by Nando Pellegrino and Jorge Paricio Garcia that captures memories of Newport’s streets, sidewalks and piers will be on display at Nando’s Gallery on Thames.  More...

‘The Lightness of Being’

Internationally recognized artist Howard Ben Tré has four of his sculptures from the “Lightness of Being”series on exhibit at Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design. More...

New Arrivals

Jessica and Michael Myers of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Kennedy Marie Myers on Oct. 8, 2014.  Meaghan and Stephen Pruneau Jr. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Oct. 6 , to Sunday, Oct. 12, the Newport Police Department responded to 692 calls. Of those, 146 were motor vehicle related; there were 104 motor vehicle violations issued, and 42 accident reports.   More...

Snowy Grouper Found in Bay

Save the Bay’s Exploration Center at Newport’s Easton’s Beach was the recipient of a gift from the sea recently. More...

Watershed Panel Discussion

To learn more about local water quality issues, the Aquidneck Land Trust is hosting a watershed panel discussion on Thursday, Oct. 23 from 6 until 8 p.m. at the Young Building at Salve Regina University. More...