December 18, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Delightful Doorways

Competition was keen this year in the Christmas in Newport Doorway Contest, with homes from Bellevue to the Point and businesses all over town putting on their holiday best for the enjoyment of all. More...

Restoration Uncovers Architectural Gems

When buildings are being renovated, walls are opened up and things appear that haven’t seen the light of day in 50 or 100 years. Just such an occurrence is happening at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. More...

Christmas CD to Benefit Pit Bull Victim

Several area musicians have recorded a Christmas CD to raise money for a five-year-old who received 100 bites and scratches during a recent pit bull attack in Newport.  More...

Tree Collection

In Middlettown Christmas trees will be collected the week of Jan. 12 on a resident’s regular collection day.   More...

Municipal Court Report

Judge J. Russell Jackson presided at the Municipal Court session held on Monday, Dec. 15 at the Newport Police Station. The Court adjudicates cases related to city ordinances, parking, and traffic infractions. More...

Newport Fire Incident Run Report

During the period from Monday, Dec. 8 through Sunday, Dec. 14, the Newport Fire Department responded to 139 calls. Of those, 73 were emergency medical calls.  Fire apparatus was used for 139 responses:   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...

Camp Happy Tails

Learn about and meet the animals at the Potter shelter. Create projects to keep them happy and healthy. The adoption camp is for kids in grades 3, 4 and 5. It will be held on Dec. 29 and 30 from 9 a.m. to noon. More...

Project Re-Give

Hogan Associates is partnering with Lucy’s Hearth and The Women’s Resource Center for the second annual Project Re-Give program. Instead of returning unwanted or duplicate gifts, consider donating items for adults and children and toys. More...

School Liaison Subcommittee Looks to 2015

The Newport School Committee/ City Council Liaison Subcommittee convened briefly on Tuesday, Dec. 16 to outline its agenda for 2015.  The group will begin the year with a meeting on Jan. More...

Rogers High School Roundup

Career Readiness More...

Holiday Gift Ideas

Shop Local During the Holidays and Every Day

He’s Making a List and Checking it Twice  Christmas is almost upon us, and as the days get shorter before the big day, it ’s time to get your holiday shopping done. More...

Remake May Cause Mass Exodus from Theater

DINNER & A MOVIE

When one thinks about the Biblical epics that the Hollywood studio system did so well (and without computer generated imagery - CGI), Cecil B. More...

Lucia Stays True to Northern Italian Roots

CHEF’S Q & A

Husband and wife Lucia and Ennio Luison decided to open their restaurant in 1993 after visiting their good friends at Mamma Luisa Restaurant at the end of Thames Street and falling in love with the city. They said, “Why not here? More...

Tennis Hall of Fame Helps Other Museums

The International Tennis Hall of Fame Museum took case management to a whole new level last week.  The ITHOF has donated more than 50 of its valuable glass display and archive cases to museums, armories and one other Hall of Fame in several stat More...

Very Best in Show

Rogers High School senior Haley Kennedy won Best in Show at the Christmas in Newport student art competition, judged at the Newport Yacht Club on Dec. 11. More...

SCI Coat Room

The Seamen’s Church Institute has opened its winter clothing and coat room. The hours are Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., or by appointment if needed. More...

Doorway Contest Winners

The Grand Prize was awarded to Will Dewey for the Francis Malbone House, which also nabbed first place B&B. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Dec. 8 , to Sunday, Dec. 14, the Newport Police Department responded to 597 calls. Of those, 143 were motor vehicle related; there were 120 motor vehicle violations issued, and 23 accident reports.   More...

Raise the Rig Appeal

Since September, 38 founding plank owners have contributed to the Oliver Hazard Perry tall ship sailing school vessel. More...

Lyme Support Group

The next monthly meeting of the Lyme Support Group will be Thursday, Dec. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Harbor House, 111 Washington St., between Battery and Van Zandt.  For more nformation, email lyme newport@gmail.com.   More...

For What It’s Worth

Frequent house calls usually reveal long time collections which include Christmas ornaments such as the one pictured here made of sterling Silver by Gorham. More...

Eastbourne Takes Another Step Forward

The Newport Planning Board has given its approval to a modified subdivision plan for the Eastbourne Lodge property at the corner of Rhode Island Avenue and Kay Street.  More...

Fort Adams Could Be Yachting Center Successor

Since the sale of the Newport Yachting Center was announced in September, the fate of the displaced events traditionally held there, such as the Newport Concert Series and the Newport Summer Comedy Series, has been up in the air. More...

New Year and Past Year Celebration

After celebrating Newport’s 375th anniversary for the past year, the public is invited to help send it off with a bang on New Year’s Eve. More...

Gift Memberships Last Year-Round

If you can’t think of exactly what your dear ones would love to find under the tree, how about a gift that will delight all year long?  More...

Live Music and Entertainment

Friday, December 19  Busker’s – Tom Hanson, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.  The Chanler–Dick Lupino, Jeff Stout, Steve Heck, 6-10 p.m. More...

Getting to Know Local Musicians

Question: Which Newport musician teaches 20 private students a week, does arranging and coaching for bands, and plays in seven--yes, SEVEN– Rhode Island bands?  The answer is a very busy Mike Fischman.  More...

New Arrivals

Krista Camara and Cody Blanchette of Tiverton are proud to announce the birth of their son Braydon Lee Blanchette on Dec. 5, 2014. More...