September 17, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

9/11 Tribute

Chief Engineman (Select) Reginald Pierre-lys renders honors during a ceremony to commemorate the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. The ceremony, held at the U.S. More...

Scarecrow Challenge

This year the 41st annual Harvest Fair at the Norman Bird Sanctuary is adding a new challenge to its agenda of activities: "The Designer Scarecrow Challenge.” The contest is open to local organizations, merchants and businesses to sponsor a tea More...

City Clamps Down on Commercial Buses

At its brief meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 9, the Newport City Council unanimously passed a resolution put forward by Second Ward Councilor Lynn Ceglie that will remind bus and truck companies of local street restrictions.  More...

Slow Cruise Ship Season Expected

This cruise ship season will find fewer ships in the water than in recent years.  More...

Charrettes Inform Casino Plans

The future of Newport Grand was implicitly a part of the discussions when Tivertonians gathered at two recent charrettes to consider the casino proposed for the northern border of their town near the intersection of Rhode Island routes 24 and 81.&nbs More...

Season’s Boldest Boaters

Two dozen “boats” were launched last month for Jamestown’s 38th annual Fools’ Rules Regatta. About half of the entries hailed from the island and the rest came from elsewhere in R.I. More...

Safari Room: It's Worth the Drive

CHEF’S Q & A

Situated on 10 acres of rolling green lawns with breathtaking ocean views and award-winning sunsets, the Safari Room, the restaurant at OceanCliff resort, is one of Newport’s best-kept secrets. More...

Comedy Central’s 'Another Period'

Imagine a TV series where Newport is both the setting and the joke: what “Downton Abbey” would be if it became a reality show populated with Kardashians, or the “Real Housewives of 1902.”  Imagine a show where society is More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, September 17  Buskers Pub–Brian Twohey, 8 a.m.- 1 p.m  Newport Blues Cafe–Dr. Slick, 10 p.m. More...

Vikings Succumb to Patriots Surge, 27-21

GAME OF THE WEEK

In a tale of two halves that held a mirror up to the early season abilities of each team, the Division I Portsmouth High School Patriots defeated Division II-A Rogers High School Vikings 27-21 on Friday, Sept. More...

'Buckets of Self-Esteem' for Boys & Girls Club Campers

As anyone who has ever spent weeks anticipating the first day of school knows—and that includes just about everyone, from kindergarteners to freshmen in college—there is nothing more important than stepping out on that first day feeling g More...

Open for Dancing

Newport’s Island Moving Co. will present dances set in city landscapes as an Open for Dancing Interlude on Sept. 25 and 26. More...

Midtown Buys Perry Mill Tavern

Newport has bid farewell to another downtown staple, but diners will be able to catch a new wave by next summer.  More...

For What It’s Worth

A gentleman recently brought in a beautiful jewelry casket. Copperplated bronze over rosewood. Art Nouveau era with mermaids, lions and undulating vines and flowers from around 1900. More...

City Resolves Clarke School Debt

On a 5-0 vote, the Newport City Council voted in a special afternoon session on Wednesday, Sept. More...

Wine & Food Festival

From the garden party of gustatory delights, this year’s Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival presented by The Preservation Society of Newport County, now in its 10th year, gets underway on the evening of Thursday, Sept. More...

King Georges’ Film Benefit at The Elms

Imagine that you have set a national culinary standard for cuisine and service for four decades. You are a respected, aged chef in a notso respected, aged city. More...

Meet Mike Warner

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

There’s one local member of the Rhode Island Music Hall of Fame who traveled the world as a drummer, but now runs a local open mic – and does so while playing the guitar. That’s called versatility! More...

Jewish High Holidays

There are vast differences between Judaism and Christianity that go well beyond the Torah and the Christian Bible.  Howard Newman, amateur historian and president of the Newport Havurah, an Association of Reform Jews, explains this better:  More...