April 2, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Combined Dance Gets Glowing Reviews

Sometimes Aquidneck Island’s most challenging issues, such as how to share services across school districts, are best left to the students. More...

Council Eyes Entrepreneurs

Newport City Councilor John Florez wants to make the City by the Sea a top choice for entrepreneurs whose ideas and energy have the potential to power the area’s economic engine.  “Everyone talks about job growth, but these are just More...

Scholarships Offered

Miss Swinburne Scholarship   More...

Marriott to Unveil Renovations on April 10

On April 10, the Newport Marriott will unveil the completion of a $35 million renovation which has completely redesigned or expanded virtually every space in the 300-plus room hotel. More...

Rare Chance to Plant Rarer Trees

Society Hands Out Specimens to Preserve City's Urban Landscape

Newport was once described as a vast arboretum.  Brilliant architects designed epic living quarters while simultaneously planting fantastic specimens of trees, as high as the mansions they surrounded, living, leafy canopies as impressive as any More...

Noted Carnivore Martins to Air Beefs at Lecture

Chew on these statements for a minute: We have to eat some rare animals in order to save them; meat must become more expensive; it is possible to eat good meat and be good to the world simultaneously; supermarkets and fast food restaurants have no re More...

Meet The Ubiquitones

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

What do you call it when four busy and talented musicians, who play in different bands, come together on Monday nights to make fabulous music at The Fastnet Pub? More...

New Arrivals

Roselyn and Gentle Guinguing of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Niall Emmanuel Guinguing on March 25, 2015. More...

Prom Dress Giveaway Hopes for 'Groovy' Results

Sometimes the best part of attending a formal event is picking out the perfect dress. But many girls in Rhode Island may not be able to have that experience. More...

For What It’s Worth

A relative of the owner pictured medal brought it in for evaluation. The order is titled: “The Most Excellent Order of The British Empire. More...

Art Museum Selects New Director

The Board of Trustees of the Newport Art Museum appointed Norah Diedrich as its new executive director. Diedrich was previously the Executive Director of the Evanston Art Center in Evanston, Illinois.  More...

Ted Gidley Marks 20 Years at Clarke Cooke

CHEF’S Q & A

To walk past the Clarke Cooke House on Bannister’s Wharf is to stroll through Newport’s epicenter. It’s where diners can sample innovative cuisine and perch above the wharf for the best spot to people watch. More...

JCT Celebrates 25 Years of Shows

New Production Features Talented Teens

There are many anecdotes that illustrate why the Jamestown Community Theatre has enjoyed a remarkable quarter-century run, but none more prescient than this:  In the local McQuades market, a seven-year-old who was in a production went up to an o More...

Live Music and Entertainment

Friday, April 3  Busker's–Grace Morrison, 9 p.m- 12 a.m.  The Chanler –Dick Lupino, Sharon Zeffiro, Pat Cardeiro, 6 p.m.  Hotel Viking–The Playboys, 7-11 p.m. More...