August 6, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Land Trust Celebrates Silver Anniversary

Over 350 guests joined in the fun of a “Turn of the Century Fair”-themed Fiesta Verde at Sweet Berry Farm on July 25 in support of the Aquidneck Land Trust’s 25th anniversary. More...

Thames, Spring Street Input Still Sought

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Last Week for Beach Idol

Caeli Sullivan, 7, was the July 30 Beach Idol winner. The last chance to participate will be on Aug. 6 following the children’s night show. The season ends with a beach bonfire and concert on Tuesday, Aug. 18.   More...

Abney Selected for Legislative Fellowship

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Wanton-Lyman-Hazard to be Transformed into Revolution House

Newport, although probably most famous for its Gilded Age mansions, is equally notable for its rich collection of Colonial-era homes and structures. More...

Movies on the Rocks

Friends of Ballard Park’s Movies on the Rocks series celebrates its 10th anniversary this August with free, outdoor screenings. The line-up is “Mrs. Doubtfire” (rated PG-13) on Wednesday, Aug. 12, with a rain date of Aug. 13. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, August 6  Narragansett Cafe–Tom Wright & Friends, 8-11 p.m.  Newport Blues Cafe-Bad Fish, 10 p.m.  Salt Water Harborside–Randy Robinson 7-10 p.m.  The Port–Jonathan Tennis, 5-9 p.m. More...

ON THE WATERFRONT

New England Solo/Twin Race   More...

Portuguese Festival Returns to Its Roots

After a year’s hiatus, a wonderful 100-year-old tradition is back.  The Portuguese Cultural Festival returns under a new nonprofit umbrella with a new name, a new mission, and, most importantly, a new venue.  More...

Yappy Hour

Sunday, July 19, was a beautiful evening for “Yappy Hour,” a fundraiser to benefit the Potter League. More...

Budget Reflects City’s Responsibilities and Resources

On June 24, the Newport City Council passed a $129 million budget for 2015-2016, which municipal leaders described as “the blueprint for the financial and policy decisions to be implemented during the fiscal year.”  More...

For What It’s Worth

A recently pictured Calder begets another: this one a miniature mobile about 8” tall and 12” across: from the study of a local home. It looks like a Calder, smells like a Calder and even sounds like a Calder (with bell attached). More...

Transition Programs Pave Way for Incoming Students

Boo-hoos, tears or hiding under the bed.  Those are the reactions one might expect from students who are asked to spend the last part of summer vacation in the one place they would prefer to avoid – school.  However, that isn’t More...

Awards Recognize ‘Common Thread’

Restorers of three architecturally significant Newport structures—a 1903 commercial building on Bellevue Avenue, a late 19th-century barn that was both restored and moved to its current location, and a Bellevue Avenue summer residence, built pr More...

Celebration of Art

Wet Paint, on tap for Aug. 15 and 16, is a two-day celebration of new art, launched more than two decades ago by veteran artist, teacher and art historian Dick Grosvenor to raise money for the Newport Art Museum and Art Association. More...

Open Mic at Custom House

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

Playing covers of well-known songs keeps most musicians in the audience’s comfort zone. In fact, many folks deem a musician worthy only if all of his songs are easily recognized and familiar. More...

Dealing with Grief: Help Yourself

I have been thinking a lot lately about grief and how to deal with it, possibly because the anniversaries of my son's and husband’s passing are coming in August. More...