May 14, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Newport Teacher of the Year

Newport Public Schools has announced that Thompson Middle School librarian Jennifer Robinson is the 2015-2016 Teacher of the Year. More...

Pell Family Legacy Honors Students for Excellence in U.S. History

The Pell Center at Salve Regina University has announced it will continue to administer the Herbert Pell and Claiborne Pell Medal for U.S. History.  More...

Abney Urges Cautious Approach to Surplus

After getting over his surprise that state fiscal officials are now forecasting $140 million in unexpected revenues, Rep. Marvin L. More...

Sunset League

The George Donnelly Sunset League derived its name because games used to begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at dusk. More...

Gardeners Wanted

The St. Mary’s community garden season will begin on Saturday, May 16, at 10 a.m. with a meeting at the parish house, 324 East Main Road in Portsmouth, to help prep, plan, and plant the garden. More...

MHS Cut-a-Thon

The Middletown High School Class of 2018 will hold a Cut-a-Thon fundraiser on Monday, May 18, from 5-7 p.m. at Alagria Salon, 575 East Main Rd, Middletown. The proceeds of all $20 haircuts will be donated to class projects.   More...

EMT Showcase

In recognition of National Emergency Medical Services Week, the Newport Fire Department will host a day of activities at Headquarters Station #1, Marlborough St, on Friday, May 22, from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. More...

Reactive Dog Workshop

The next Potter Pet University program will be presented by Eric Letendre, The Amazing Dog Training Man, on Thursday, May 21, from 6 - 7 p.m. at the Potter League for Animals, Middletown.  More...

Marathon Saga Continues

Two event management companies that vied for a special events license to produce the 2015 Newport Marathon have both made filings in recent weeks that add to the complicated picture that has developed since the City Council awarded the license to the More...

Live Music and Entertainment

Friday, May 15 Atlantic Beach Club–Mac Chrupcala Trio, 8 p.m.-midnight Hope–DJ Karim Hotel Viking–The Playboys, 7-11 p.m. La Forge Casino Restaurant–Dave Manuel on Piano, 7-11 p.m. Middletown More...

Exploring the EXPLORATION ZONE

Kids are not just welcome at Race Village, they are special guests! Dozens of activities, both fun and educational, have been created to make them feel right at home at the Stopover site. More...

Click! Photography Fame Instantaneously

Click. In a fraction of a second, the Volvo Ocean Race changes lives forever. It has always been this way.  More...

For What It’s Worth

A gentleman recently brought in a single “garniture”: there were two but the other fell through a table “and smashed to pieces.” The very heavy marble and bronze object which is totally useless but very beautiful would have graced one of the more opu More...

Middletown Teacher of the Year

Kim D'Arpino was named the 2015 Middletown Teacher of the Year by Middletown Education Collaborative. She is a grade 8 Social Studies Teacher at Gaudet Middle School. D'Arpino taught French in grades 5–8 from 1990-2012. More...

History Day Winners

Rogers High School students Scott Murphy, Meaghan Ramsden, and Alexander Sink earned first place state champion honors for their group documentary on Robert E. More...

Schools Accept AD’s Resignation

In an unusual, awkward, and contentious public session, the Newport School Committee accepted the resignation of Athletic Director Jim Cawley, with conditions that were difficult to completely understand at times.  More...

‘The Queen’s Garden’

The Garden Club of Middletown will be offering a viewing of the 2015 PBS documentary “The Queen’s Garden” on Tuesday, May 19 at 1:30 p.m. More...

EBCAP Vision Awards

The East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) will present its annual Vision Awards to the Newport Art Museum, the Champlin Foundations, van Beuren Charitable Foundation and Dr. Martha Ullman at its annual Seaside Gala on June 3 at Castle Hill Inn. More...

Extending Earth Day

Members of the Off Broadway Neighborhood Association and fellow neighbors have decided to start a regular cleanup on Saturday mornings along Broadway. More...

Volleyball Club Charity Tournament

The Newport Volleyball Club will host a charity grass doubles volleyball tournament to benefit the Tomorrow Fund at Colt State Park on Saturday, May 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. More...

Bridges Ride Charitable Donation

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority’s third annual “4 Bridges Ride” drew more than 500 cyclists. Save The Bay was the charitable beneficiary of this year’s ride. More...

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

Meet Abbey Rhode

Chances are, if you’ve lived on Aquidneck Island for any part of the last decade, you’ve had the occasion to rock to the music of The Beatles, as performed by the local band, Abbey Rhode. More...

Volvo Salute to Seagoing Tradition

Calling upon a centuries-old tradition from Mediterranean fishing communities where a local priest would give a blessing to ensure a safe and bountiful season for the boats, the Volvo Ocean Race fleet will be blessed on Sunday, May 17, before leaving More...

New Arrivals

Alyssa Ford and Clifford Anderson of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Clifford David Anderson Jr. on May 11, 2015. More...