April 23, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

A Festival Success

Smiles abounded all weekend as islanders celebrated the emergence of spring weather and the longawaited daffodils with an array of themed activities during the second annual Daffodil Days Festival. More...

Solutions 'Take Time,' Schools Chief Says

Sixteen months after “coming home” to lead Newport’s School Department, Superintendent Colleen Burns Jermain smiles broadly as she describes improvements already achieved, but concedes candidly that more hard work lies ahead to achi More...

Citywide Earth Day Events

Residents are invited to participate in any of the scheduled Earth Day cleanups on Saturday, April 25. Become an active part of your community by volunteering at one of the following events:  More...

Pre-K Fair

The Newport School Committee is hosting a Pre-K fair on Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m. - noon at the Pell School. Transportation will be provided from several locations. Visit npsri.net/pre-k for times and pickup sites. More...

Marine Trades Forum

Rep. Lauren H. Carson (D-Dist. 75, Newport) will host a constituent forum on Monday, April 27, form 6:30 -8 p.m. at the Seamen’s Church Institute. The session will focus on environmental issues, the marine trades and waterfront issues.  More...

Car Wash Fundraiser

Blue Wave Car Wash will be working with the Boys and Girls Club, the Maher Center, and the Autism Project to hold a fundraising event on Sunday, April 26 from 10 a.m. More...

Broadway Logistics Outlined

Shovels to Hit Ground on April 23

The improvements delivered by the Broadway Streetscape Project will make up for the frustrations and inconveniences incurred by those in the neighborhood.  More...

Districts Decline to Cut February Break

February vacation will live to see at least one more year in Middletown, after the School Committee voted 5-0 on the 2015-16 school year calendar at its regularlyscheduled meeting on Thursday, April 16.  More...

Symposium to Examine Works of Upjohn and Mason

National Architecture Week falls in April, and it's a good time to think not just about building but about architecture and what it means to our lives and our sense of self as a community, state, and nation. More...

Dining Out for Life

The recent public health emergency due to HIV infections in Indiana is a reminder that HIV and AIDS are still a threat.  More...

Salve Presents Powerful 'Rent'

Jonathan Larson’s Tony Awardwinning rock musical, “Rent,” is being presented by Salve Regina’s Department of Music, Theatre and Dance through April 26.  More...

Newport to Bermuda Record Shattered

A new world sailing speed record was set on Monday, April 20 by French/American Renaud Laplanche and his American coskipper Ryan Breymaier and the crew of the 105-foot trimaran Lending Club 2. More...

Laser Fleet 413 Concludes Its Winter Season

The final day of the 2014-2015 Newport Laser Fleet regular season was on Sunday, April 19 and it seemed like the fleet captains had saved the best for last. The sun was out and so was Scott Ferguson. More...

Arboretum Week Kickoff

The Newport Tree Society launched Arboretum Week with a reception at the William Vareika Fine Arts gallery on April 17. David de Muzio and Tina Dolen were among the many guests that filled the upstairs and main galleries. More...

NPEF Night Run Donation

The second annual Newport Night Run resulted in a charitable donation to the Newport Public Education Foundation (NPEF) in the amount of $10,000. More...

Second Eastbourne Home OK’d

The second of 12 homes proposed for the site of the former Eastbourne Lodge received the unanimous endorsement of Newport’s Historic District Commission on Tuesday, April 21 after a brief discussion on a few architectural modifications.  More...

Kindergarten Sign-Up

Kindergarten registration will be held at the Pell School on Thursday, April 30 from 9 - 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 - 6 p.m. and on Saturday, May 2 from 9 a.m. - noon. Bring an original birth certificate, shot records and proof of residency. More...

Help for Haiti

Toys, toiletries, clothes, and nonperishable food items to help the people of Haiti are being collected by Joyce Watts until May 1 at her home, 15 Calvert St. Donations will be sent to the Asile Communal Church in Haiti. More...

For What It’s Worth

At a visit to a friend’s house recently, I noticed a wonderful wind up mechanical music box on a chest of drawers. It had belonged to his mother who received it when a child. More...

Committee Backs Gun Control Legislation

Although it is against school policy to carry guns on school grounds, the Middletown School Committee voted 5-0 to support proposed legislation that would help eliminate the “gray areas.” Rhode Island House Bill 5861 and Senate Bill 0743 More...

MEN who make a DIFFERENCE

Men Who Make a Difference Gala  Friday, May 1 Hotel Viking   More...

Meet Colby and Keila

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

Unlikely pairings often bring pleasant surprises. Picture a Tennessee singer-songwriter joining forces with a Brazilian-born guitarist vocalist. The results are incredible. Meet Colby and Keila.  More...

Live Music and Entertainment

Friday, April 24  Atlantic Beach Club–Mac Chrupcala Trio, 8 p.m.-midnight  Busker's–The Amadans, 8 p.m.- 12 a.m.  The Chanler –Dick Lupino, Dennis Cook, Barry DeRossi, 6-10 p.m. More...

NYC Frostbite Ends

The Newport Yacht Club concluded its 2015 Frostbite Series, Sunday, April 19, with 11 races in 10-15 knots puffy out of the southeast. More...