July 2, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Gulls Still Flying High

The children line up, stretching their white Gull shirts through the chain link fence. More...

Court Proceedings Present a Different Kind of Marathon

By the time athletes cross the Newport Marathon’s Easton’s Beach finish line this fall, the event organizer may feel that it has already weathered its own marathon in court.  More...

The ‘S-Word’: Stripping the Stigma of Suicide

It’s an unfortunate part of life in Newport that helicopters and boats are sometimes seen circling around the bridges. For 38-yearold Katy Petrarca-Cortez, it’s a painful reminder of the need to tell her own story.  More...

Cannonball Likely from 1775

Newport This Week reported a week ago that local contractor Sean Napolitano, owner of A-1 Roofing and Construction, found what appeared to be a Revolutionary War cannonball while performing selective demolition at 49 Second St. More...

General Assembly Highlights

For more information visit http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/News/  . 2015-2016 state budget   More...

Book Signing of Warren Bio July 10

To celebrate the Newport Preservation Society’s 70 anniversary, author Alyssa Lozupone will sign copies of her new biography of the Society’s founder and longtime president, Katherine Urqhart Warren.  More...

NHS Celebrates French

The Newport Historical Society will honor the arrival of L’Hermione and France’s contributions during America’s fight for freedom with programming that begins on July 4. More...

Death Processional for French Admiral

In the northeast corner of Trinity Cemetery above Queen Anne Square lie the remains of the French admiral whose fleet carried the French army to America to help the nascent nation in its bid for independence.  More...

The Classics at the Music Festival

The opening day of the Newport Music Festival begins with “French Twist” at the Elms on Friday, July 10. More...

JYC Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the third race of its summer series on Tuesday, June 30, with the following results:  A Class: 1. Linc Mossop III; 2. Jon Desmond; 3. Tristan Mouligne; 4. Bill MacGowan; 5. P. Hamilton and P. Young.   More...

Tennis Anyone?

Summer is tennis time in Newport and on Saturday and Sunday, July 11 and 12, a bevy of family activities is planned at the International Tennis Hall of Fame in conjuction with the start of the Van Alen Cup play. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, July 2  Queen Anne Square–The Playboys, 7:30-8:30 p.m.  The Pier– Meehan Kraus, 5-9 p.m.  The Port–Jonathan Tennis, 5-10 p.m. More...

Gallery Night Art Tour

Free guided walking art tours will resume with short, informational tours running as follows: 5 p.m. on Bellevue Avenue meeting inside at C.L. Sherman’s Gallery at the Hotel Viking; 6 p.m. at 141 Spring St. More...

For What It’s Worth

An email from a local lady offered an item for evaluation: a whip holder from Chateau Sur Mer. Her uncle was chauffeur to Miss Edith Wetmore (Chateau Sur Mer). The lady spent 17 summers there during her childhood. More...

Lucy’s Hearth Breaks Ground, Expands Shelter

It’s a long way from the convent.  Beginning in a former rented nunnery, Lucy’s Hearth, one of the most prominent and effective shelters in the state, broke ground this week on its new location at the former headquarters of Child &am More...

War College Chefs Take Silver

Four U.S. More...

The Breakers, Crown Jewel of 'Cottages'

ARCHI-TEXT

Newport has many grand homes, but there is none grander here (or really anywhere in America) than The Breakers. It is (ironically) called a “cottage,” not because it is small but because it was used for only the summer. More...

All in the Details

Child & Family and StyleWeek Northeast presented "Au Courant," an evening of fashion, food, and entertainment at Ochre Court on Friday, June 26. The runway show featured six cutting-edge designers.   More...

L’Hermione Event Schedule

July 8  9:30 a.m. Wreath laying ceremony honoring Admiral de Ternay, Trinity Church, free.  11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. L’Hermione expected to enter East Passage en route to Fort Adams.  1:30 p.m. Arrival Ceremony, French and U.S. More...

Calling All Fools for August Regatta

The cannon will be fired at 9 a.m. to begin construction of the vessels for the 38th annual Fools’ Rules Regatta on Saturday, Aug. 22, on the town beach at East Ferry in Jamestown. More...

Flight Risk Wins Overall

Some 26 boats started the single handed leg of the Bermuda One-Two on June 5, but only 21 finished the doublehanded back, arriving in Newport June 22-26.  On the return from St. George’s, Bermuda back to Newport 21 boats finished. More...

Meet Haunt the House

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

Sometimes, real talent does prevail. More...

Father Malm Fights for Immigrants

Father Raymond Malm does not think that St. Joseph’s Church is on Broadway by mistake.  “There are homeless here. There are people who are addicted, people who need shelter. We are a sign of hope for them,” he said.  More...