March 12, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Florence Gray Under New Management

The Newport Boys and Girls Club and the Newport Housing Authority recently entered into a partnership, which not only strengthens their 60-year relationship, but will also benefit their local clients.  More...

School Budget Talks Outline Challenges

With Newport’s Fiscal 2016 budget soon to appear on the agenda for City Council discussions and public workshops, school finances are again a topic of conversation.  More...

For What It’s Worth

A call from an area resident led to a visit with a book in hand titled: “Theophilus North” by Thornton Wilder, no stranger to Newport. More...

Only Real Men Wear Kilts

Michael O’Connor is a kilt historian, or in the parlance, a “kiltstorian.”  The Newporter is also the pipe major of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Pipe & Drums Band, the award-winning 40-member marching band formed in 2006 More...

Donnelly Named Hibernian of the Year

Chad Donnelly, this year’s Hibernian of the Year, is considered “living history”by his fellow club members. Donnelly became a member of the Dennis E. More...

Learning to Play ‘The Pipes’–A Historically Difficult Instrument

On Saturday, Newport’s Ancient Order of Hibernians Pipes and Drums Band will step out onto Broadway for what might be their most anticipated gig of the year.  More...

Remembering Vince Arnold

Each year the St. Patrick’s Day parade is dedicated to a vital member of Newport’s Irish community who passed away the year before. This parade’s honoree is Vincent J. More...

Carrying St. Patrick

For the past ten years, a wooden statue of St. Patrick has joined the St. Patrick’s Day parade, carried proudly on the shoulders of four Hibernians as part of their marching contingent. More...

Live Music

Friday, March 13   More...

‘Marigold’ a Comfort Second Time Around

DINNER & A MOVIE

Picking the perfect movie for a weekend’s entertainment can become problematic. The critics have all raved about a certain flick, yet your response is disappointment. More...

New Arrivals

Emily and Ryan Fulwider of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Henry Stone Fulwider on March 5, 2015. More...

Newport’s Homeless Weather the Cold

Newport is different things to different people, and sometimes local conversations can begin to sound almost Dickensian, a real tale of two cities.  Especially when it comes to homeless people.  More...

Middletown Adopts10-Year Comprehensive Plan

Lost in last week’s protracted three-hour public hearing discussing the possibility of athletic fields being developed on 60 acres of land along East Main Road was the fact that the Middletown Town Council unanimously adopted a new 10-year comp More...

Newport Considers Event Recycling Ordinance

People come to Newport to enjoy themselves – concerts, at yacht races, and parades.  Events feed people, who often leave behind Styrofoam, plastic, food and drink waste, and other trash. More...

‘Erin Go B.R.A.’

Brian Robert Arnold Named Grand Marshal

How dedicated is Brian Robert Arnold, Grand Marshal of the Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade, to the event?  More...

­Dublin Shillelagh at Front of Parade

Newporter John McPoland brought an authentic shillelagh back from Ireland in 1971 and started a parade tradition that continues to this day.  More...

Corned Beef Better Than Mom’s

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians are at it again – or soon will be – making their famous corned beef and cabbage dinner for the masses to help celebrate their Irish heritage. More...

Parade Order of March

Division 1   More...

Looking Back: The Irish in Newport

This summer, the Museum of Newport Irish History Interpretive Center will celebrate its fifth season. More...

St. Patrick’s Parade Day Events

Mass in Honor of Saint Patrick St. Joseph's Church, 9 a.m.  Mayor's Reception Coffee and pastries, public welcome, Thompson Middle School, 10 a.m., free.   More...

Open Music Session Jams All Year

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

Sometimes it’s a band’s worst nightmare: You’re playing your gig and a tourist comes up, tells you he plays well, and asks to sit in with you. Ask most bands and their near-unanimous consensus is that it seldom goes well.  More...

Haven’t Seen ‘Annie Get Your Gun’? Shoot!

The actors act; the actors sing; they dance, gather props, make costumes, build and change sets, hang lights, and serve food. More...

Scholarships Offered

People’s Credit Union   More...