November 27, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

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Keep Our Locally-Owned Businesses in Our Community Forever

Comfy and cozy UGG robes are a hot item this season according to Deborah Winthrop at her shop Deborah Winthrop Lingerie in Brick Marketplace. She carries UGG PJs and hoodies too. More...

Youth Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament

The 12th annual youth Thanksgiving Basketball Tournament will be held on Nov. 28, 29, and 30 for boys grades 6, 7, and 8, and girls grade 8. There will be approximately 18 teams participating. More...

For What It’s Worth

A local collector recently brought in a framed American Revolution era newspaper and was curious about its value. A little research on the “Boston Gazette” March 12, 1770 edition revealed that it was an 1876 reproduction. More...

Jr. Pee Wees Head to National Competition

The Portsmouth Youth Football League will host a Patriots party pasta dinner on Sunday, Nov. 30 at the Portuguese American Citizens Club on Power Street in Portsmouth from 4-7 p.m. More...

McCarthy Sports Grant

The Michael E. McCarthy Memorial Scholarship Fund is accepting applications for the winter cycle of its Youth Sports Grant. To request a grant visit mccarthyscholarship.org/grant. Deadline is Jan. 1, 2015.   More...

Perryman Not Guilty of Murder

A Newport County Superior Court jury found Joseph J. Perryman not guilty on Tuesday, Nov. 25, in the stabbing death of Anthony E. Simmons during an altercation in an apartment on Gould Street in Newport on Dec. 5, 2012.  More...

Police Officer Under Investigation

The Newport Police Department recently conducted a criminal investigation involving one of its own members. As the result, on Nov. 20, Newport Police Sergeant Adam T. More...

Council Finalizes Contracts and Grants

At its most recent meeting on Wednesday, Nov. More...

Century-old Documents Made More Accessible

When U.S. Sen. John McCain was asked to deliver a speech at the Naval War College (NWC) earlier this year, he mentioned that his grandfather had been a student here while in the Navy.  More...

Live Music

Wednesday, November 26  Narragansett Cafe–Nasty Habits, 9:30 p.m. - 1 a.m.  Sardella’s Restaurant–Dick Lupino, Jody Eblin, Mike Renzi, 7-9:30 p.m.  Vanderbilt Grace–MSD Trio, jazz, 7-10 p.m. More...

Santa Sightings

Monday, Dec. 1  Santa Visits Middletown  Neighborhoods throughout Middletown will start receiving visits from Santa, courtesy of the Middletown Fire Dept., 5-7:30 p.m., through Dec. 12, weather permitting. More...

IYRS School Purchases Marina Land for $1.9 Million

IYRS School of Technology & Trades has bought a half-acre parcel of the Casey Marina properties at Spring Wharf, immediately to the south of the school’s Newport campus, expanding its school footprint, for $1.9 million.  More...

‘Interstellar’ – Cerebral Space Odyssey

DINNER & A MOVIE

In “Interstellar,” Matthew McConaughey delivers another Oscarworthy performance as Cooper, an ex-NASA test pilot and engineer turned farmer. More...

Tourism Plays Larger Role in State Economy

In what’s expected to be a boost for local businesses, the number of out-of-state visitors to Rhode Island is expected to double this year during the normally sleepy period between November and January.  More...

How to Help for the Holidays

Child and Family   More...

Open Gym

The Newport Recreation Department welcomes back its Adult Walkers to the Hut beginning Monday, Dec. 1. The open gym time is Monday through Friday from 12 -1 p.m. More...

Rotary Citrus Sale

The Newport Rotary Club is holding its annual citrus sale. A truckload of fresh navel oranges, ruby red grapefruit, Bartlett pears and Red Delicious apples will be arriving in mid-December from the Indian River area of Florida.  More...

Youth Basketball Options

Flo Harvey Youth Basketball for grades 3 - 8 begins on Saturday, Dec. 6 at the Boys & Girls Club located at 95 Church St., Newport. Sessions are staggered and run all day.  More...

Newport Little League

Members of the Newport community interested in youth baseball and softball, and all Newport Little League parents, are welcome to attend the next Newport Little League board meeting on Monday, Dec. 8 at 6:30 p.m. at La Forge Restaurant. More...

Newport Auxiliary Presents Award

At the Newport Hospital Auxiliary’s recent annual meeting at the Canfield House restaurant, Carolyn Silva was presented the organization’s 2014 Exceptional Auxiliary Volunteer Award. More...

Salve Addition Receives Final Approval

ZONING BOARD

A planned addition to Salve Regina University’s O’Hare Academic Center received its final go-ahead from the city when the Newport Zoning Board of Review gave the proposal a swift approval at its monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 24.  More...

Wreath Sale Madness for Lucy's Hearth

Greenery, ribbon, scissors, shears, and baubles abound all over Aquidneck Island these days in preparation for the 14th annual Lucy’s Hearth Wreath Sale on Saturday, Dec. 6, at Easton’s Beach Rotunda, from 9 a.m. until noon. More...

Getting to Know Local Musicians

Which Newport guitarist lectures at URI, teaches at Salve Regina University, has several private students, writes guitar parts for commercials, has recorded an album of original tunes, and has steady gigs at local hot spots? Meet John Monllos.  More...

Scandinavian Artist Inspired by the Sea

When Sandy Astrid adds little Nordic twists to her work on a cold winter’s night, we aren’t talking about cinnamon or biskvi or strudel.  Astrid, of Newport, descends from a long line of Swedes and Norwegians, and she embraces her ma More...

Volvo Comes to the Classroom

ON THE WATERFRONT

Sail Newport recently announced the launch of a national education program with an online learning site linking the Volvo Ocean Race with K-12 classrooms. More...

Mother Praises Music Together

FAMILY FOCUS

A month ago I received a flyer for an interactive baby music class called “Music Together.” It was an easy sell, almost irresistible. I imagined a banging, rattling and squawking ensemble — a baby brouhaha. More...

To Sell a ‘Mockingjay’

The first part of the finale to “The Hunger Games” series, “Mockingjay, Part 1,” is, of necessity, the least colorful of the series. More...