July 16, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Broadway Phase Two

At the end of May the top layer of pavement on the east side of Broadway was removed beginning at Courthouse Way near the Fastnet Pub. More...

Surf Fest V

A Rat Boy, a Christian, Nikey Mikey, yeah, that’s right: Surf Fest V was held July 11 at Fort Adams with another vintage collection of surfboards scattered on the hillsides to be examined, studied, admired and shared. More...

O'Grady Takes Planning Helm

Armed with a bachelor’s degree in landscape architecture and a master’s degree in community planning from the University of Rhode Island, as well as two decades of experience as a senior planner with a national consulting firm, Christine More...

For What It’s Worth

A recent house call revealed this charming small wood frame titled “Cirque de Paris”made by Jane Davenport: who (after a little research) was a close friend of Alexander Calder. More...

The Rhody Ramble

Summer is the perfect time for locals and visitors to enjoy all that the Ocean State has to offer. The Rhody Ramble, which features a year-round calendar, connects families with authentic local places. More...

Berkeley – Bishop, Architect, Writer, Seer

George Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne, was a wide-ranging thinker with interests in religion, the psychology of vision, math, physics, morals, economics and medicine. He is still much read (if little followed) today.  More...

Three Top Comics Headline Comedy Series

Juston McKinney once worked on a police force so strapped for cash he made a prisoner he was transporting chip in for gas.  “I had a guy once who took himself hostage. I left the scene. What could you do? More...

Ballard Park Doubleheader

Jenkins Construction’s Music Month at Ballard Park closes with a doubleheader on Wednesday, July 22 with a 10 a.m. concert by the Toe Jam Puppet Band and Meehan Krous taking the stage from 7 - 8:30 p.m. More...

Joy in Mudville: Pub, Grub, Sports Hub

With its outside patio that parallels the right field foul line of Newport’s fabled Cardines Field, the Mudville Pub is probably the only restaurant in Rhode Island where you can enjoy an incredibly juicy burger, pub fries, and an IPA draft whi More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, July 16  Newport Blues Cafe-Dr. Slick, 10 p.m.  The Port–Jonathan Tennis, 5-8 p.m. More...

New Arrivals

Mallory Eardley and Brent Basile of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Lincoln Thomas Basile on July 13, 2015. More...

Windmill Wednesday

Enjoy a family-friendly event with johnnycake tasting, hands-on activities for kids and the opportunity to see inside the 1812 Prescott Farm windmill on Wednesday, July 29. More...

Senior Week

The Edward King House is proud to present the Second Annual Senior Week for Newport County. More...

Newport Grand Sale Closes

In what could turn out to be another step toward the end of casino style slots gambling in Newport, Twin River Management Group (TRMG), owner of Twin River Casino in Lincoln, formally closed on its purchase of Newport Grand on Tuesday, July 14.  More...

Memorial Boulevard Safety Assessment Begins

About 20 residents and local officials took the opportunity on Tuesday, July 14, to meet with Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) officials to share their thoughts on how to improve the safety of pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorists o More...

Boutique Expands with Global Influence

The Balinese husband and wife hand carved in teak wood, sitting on a display table near the handmade Ikaat Ecco cushions piped in suede from Flores Island, Indonesia, symbolize good luck to newlyweds.  The couple could just as well represent Er More...

City Hall Disruptions Begin

The inevitable disruptions at Newport City Hall, that will be brought about while a new external elevator is installed to accommodate disabled visitors have begun.  The noise, said City Engineer William Boardman, will soon follow.  More...

Save the Date

Beaux Arts Ball, July 18, benefiting the Newport Art Museum  Black Ships Festival Gala, July 18, Marble House, benefiting the Japan America Society of RI  Fiesta Verde, July 25, Sweet Berry Farm, benefiting the Aquidneck Land Trust   More...

Great Friends Touring Project

Island Moving Co.'s Great Friends Dance Festival is hosting Samruk, Kazakhstan's contemporary ballet company from July 16-25. More...

Great Films – Greater Venues

NewportFILM has grown beyond its early years and is now an established festival, as evidenced by the fact that director David Holbrooke will be on hand to discuss “The Diplomat,” his 2015 documentary about his father Ambassador Richard Ho More...

'Much Ado About Nothing'

It’s not Shakespeare in the park. It’s Shakespeare in the vineyard. Newport Vineyard presents “Much Ado About Nothing,” performed by What Cheer, Shakespeare?, on Friday, July 24. Doors open at 6 p.m. More...

Meet MELK

Contrary to what Thomas Wolfe wrote, sometimes you can come home. More...