July 30, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

We’re So Fancy

Rib & Rhein, the stylish boutique that has brought an unparalleled, fun element of sophistication to shopping on Bellevue, held its Fashion Party 2015 on July 24 at Bel Mer on Goat Island. More...

Couture Exhibit and Show

Guests were given a rare look at the one-day only fashion exhibit curated by the Preservation Society at the Angela Moore Fashion Show held in July. More...

Easton's Hosts Top Lifeguards

Narragansett Beach has once again taken the prize as having the best lifeguards in the region, after winning the 39th annual Newport Invitational Lifeguard Tournament at Easton’s Beach, held July 28-29.  Narragansett beat out five other te More...

Beach Idol Continues

Last week, the competition was tough and the judges declared a tie between Gabrielle Liberman and the sibling singing duo, Emma and Mackenzie Leathen. Beach Idol continues on Thursdays, July 30 and Aug. 6 following the children’s night show. More...

District 75 Constituent Meeting

Rep. Lauren Carson invites constituents from the 75th Rhode Island House District to her fifth constituent meeting in 2015.  At this meeting, the discussion will focus on cyber security issues. It will be held at the Pell Center at 9 a.m. More...

VNS Receives Four Star Rating

The Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties was one of 10 Rhode Island agencies that received a four star rating for home health agencies from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. Agencies are rated based on nine measures. More...

New Physicians

Newport Hospital announced that Mustapha Kemal, M.D., has joined the hospital medical staff as part of Newport Physiatry. More...

Peter Shope Takes Laser World Championships

When Peter Shope clinched his first Laser Grand Master World Championship in Kingston, Ontario, 1988 Olympic gold medalist Lynne Jewell-Shore shook his hand and said, “Congratulations, Peter. You earned it.”  More...

Newport Author Chronicles WWII Story

"Relentless Pursuit," by Newport resident Ken Dooley, is a book about the U.S. Fifth Air Force’s 39th fighter Squadron in World War II. More specifically, the volume, in part, tells the story of Second Lt. More...

Hotel Viking’s Chef, Cuisine Worth Its Salt

Since Barry Correia became executive chef at Hotel Viking, his Himalayan sea salted prime rib has become so popular it has become destination dining.  More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, July 30  Narragansett Cafe–Robin Soares & Friends, 8-11 p.m.  Newport Blues Cafe-Bad Fish, 10 p.m.  The Port–Jonathan Tennis, 6-9 p.m. More...

Sacred Music Gets Royal Treatment

The Royal School of Church Music (RSCM) will conduct its sixth annual summer program in Newport, Aug. More...

Nuit Blanche

The Island Moving Company dancers performed along with area musicians, ballroom dancers and circus artists at Giovanni Feroce’s Wyndham estate for the ballet company's summer fundraiser, Nuit Blanche. More...

Cross-State Race to Traverse Island

A 55-mile east-to-west race across southern Rhode Island that includes legs through Middletown and Newport will make its debut on Sunday, Aug. More...

For What It’s Worth

A “local” recently brought in a terrific “Tourist Guide to Providence, R.I. and the Shore Resorts” including Newport, of course. More...

Forlorn SLOTS Sign Now a Memory

Nobody, it seems, will miss the now-departed “SLOTS” sign that had long graced the Newport skyline— especially for those arriving in the city via the Newport Pell Bridge.  More...

Equality Park Update

The city is obtaining a quote to light the statue, and a replacement drinking fountain has been ordered that will meet current ADA requirements. Two no smoking signs will be installed in the park. More...

Newport Hospital Named One of the Best

Newport and The Miriam hospitals have both been recognized as top hospitals for 2015-16 in Rhode Island by U.S. News & World Report. More...

Marine Cross Country Fundraiser

Life changed in a flash for U.S. Marine Toran Gaal on June 26, 2013, during his third tour of duty in Afghanistan. More...

Members Past and Present Honored

The many contributions of Italo- Americans on Aquidneck Island were recognized on July 23 at a Centennial Gala at the Atlantic Beach Club in Middletown, as all of the Sons of Italy lodges throughout the Ocean State gathered to celebrate the 100th yea More...

Witherbee School Open House

Come ring the bell at Middletown's Witherbee School. Learn about this one-room schoolhouse which hearkens back to a time when children from grades 1 to 8 studied in one room with one teacher, who was never married. More...

Meet Bobby Ferreira

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

Musically speaking, the Navy’s presence in Newport has enriched us by bringing talented folks here who might otherwise have passed us by. More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Eliza Downing and William Anthony of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Allison Mae Anthony on July 22, 2015. More...