October 29, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Great Apple Crunch

Pell Elementary School students and faculty recently took part in the Great Apple Crunch on the lawn across from the school. Farm Fresh R.I. helped to facilitate the event, which was held in recognition of Local Food Day. More...

Ongoing Beach Cleanups

As part of its year-round marine debris efforts, Clean Ocean Access monitors all rights-of-way to protect, preserve and expand public access to the shoreline two times per month, for all 50 rights-of-way in Aquidneck Island. On Oct. More...

Zoning Board Authorizes IYRS Project

The International Yacht Restoration School has received the first of the approvals needed to consolidate its operations in a new facility along the waterfront on its Thames Street campus.  More...

Muzzleloader Championships

Winner of the fifth annual Newport Rifle Club muzzleloader championship match held in October was John Camisa, center, of Portsmouth. Second was Roy Lauth, right, of Newport and third was Dan Bartholomew, left, of Middletown. More...

'Cheap Chic' Gets a New Look

Caterine Milinaire, the former Vogue editor who turned her fashion sense into the 1975 best-seller “Cheap Chic,” will be offering her trademark fashion do’s and don’ts at the Newport Public Library on Thursday, Nov. More...

No-Shave Movember

If you notice a shortage of clean-shaven faces this month, it may not be in the name of fashion. Team Newport Muzzy will kick off its sixth year of “Movember” on Sunday, Nov. 1, at 7:30 p.m. More...

'Steve Jobs' is Technically Brilliant

FILM REVIEW

In the opening minutes of “Steve Jobs,” the latest film about the guru of the technology revolution, we land in the middle of a crisis. More...

Plan Articulates Town Vision

The 10-year Middletown Comprehensive Plan has been about five years in the making.  The plan is a policy document that seeks to:  . Guide the town’s physical development.  . Promote appropriate land use.  . More...

A Spooktacular Guide to Halloween

Trinity’s Pumpkin Patch Pumpkins, pumpkins, and more pumpkins, food, music, fall-themed craft items, Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, through Oct. 31, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. on weekends, noon-6 p.m. during the week, 401- 846-0660, trinitynewport.org. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, October 29  Norey's–Big Band, 8:30 p.m.  Friday, October 30  Atlantic Beach Club–Mac Chrupcala Trio, 8 p.m.-midnight  Custom House Coffee–Open Mic, 6-9 p.m. More...

Halloween Suits a Historic Town

ARCHI-TEXT

In a place such as Newport, every season and every holiday has a special feeling and place in the life of the community. Because of its historic character, perhaps no holiday suits the architecture of Newport better than Halloween.  More...

Patriots Rip Mt. Hope, 35–7

When Division II-A Mt. More...

Boy Scouts Annual Food Drive

Narragansett Council, Boy Scouts of America is preparing for its annual “Scouting for Food Good Turn” drive for the 28th consecutive year. On Saturday, Oct. More...

When Art Means Business

Who wins when the arts and business team up for the good of the community? More...

For What It’s Worth

When people ask “What’s selling?” I generally say: “What has just sold.” Pictured is a Chateau de Fontainebleau “pot de creme”; made at the Sèvres factory in the late 19th century. More...

Public Services Covers Wide Berth

The recent cold weather had to awaken your thoughts of winter. Not too far to our north, snowflakes have already fallen. More...

Library Book Group

The Newport Public Library Wednesday Morning Thematic Book Group will meet on Wednesday, Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. to discuss the book “The Narrow Road to the Deep North” by Richard Flanagan. The group meets in a five-month rotation. More...

Author Series

As part of the Newport Public Library's Books and Authors Series, Newport interior decorator Jan Girouard will speak at the library on Saturday, Oct. 31, at 2 p.m. Her talk is titled “Decorating for the Way You Live.”  More...

Build – Play – Build Again

Local libraries spark imagination with special LEGO times for creative and collaborative play. More...

Meet Half Step Down

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

This week, we’re featuring a hard-working duo comprised of two talented guitarists-vocalists. One member started out in the music business as a teenager playing bass in a power trio. More...

Life as Art and Art as Life in Paris

When you think of Paris, art certainly comes to mind. Yet Paris is more than just its myriad museums brimming with art from classical to Beaux Arts, Impressionism, and beyond. Daily life in Paris is an art form in itself. On Monday, Nov. More...

Successfully Shucking: Midtown Oyster Bar Enters Third Year

CHEF’S Q & A

“Business is good,” says Midtown Oyster Bar’s general manager Charles Holder. The restaurant, located at 345 Thames Street, is one of Newport’s largest venues and features a coastally-inspired menu, a full raw bar, outdoor seating and three bars. More...

Islanders Nip Lincoln, 1–0

In the last game of the regular Division II season, the Middletown boys’ soccer team defeated Lincoln 1-0 on Monday, Oct. 26, under the lights at Gaudet Field to keep their playoff hopes alive. More...