November 19, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

The Comforts (and Joys) of Shopping Local

When it comes to holiday shopping, what is it that flies your sleigh? More...

Council Denies Polo Center Expansion

MIDDLETOWN COUNCIL

A motion to change zoning that would allow the owner of the Polo Center on Aquidneck Avenue to develop two large adjacent lots in a possible expansion, was narrowly voted down 4-3 by the Middletown Town Council after a nearly four-hour public hearing More...

WHERE TO EAT Map Legend

For more information about these restaurants, please see their display ads found on the pages of this week’s edition of Newport This Week.   More...

Holiday Show at Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design

Art lovers looking for a change of scenery—literally and figuratively— should consider stopping in at Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design on Saturday, Nov. 21, from 6 – 8 p.m. for the gallery’s 10th annual Holiday Show.  More...

Let’s Raise Our Glasses to Sides!

What, after all, is a Thanksgiving feast without the sides? More...

Meet Dennis Bristow

A person’s "second act" can often be inspiring. After a long career in business, today’s featured musician decided to take up the guitar at the age of 64. And now, four years later, he and his teacher are playing a steady gig together. More...

Latest Bond Lacks Luster

No matter how scary things can be in the real world, James Bond movies have always offered escapist thrills, a panacea from thinking too much about events in the real world and the decadence of a Bond who once smoked and has always enjoyed a martini& More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, November 19  Norey's–Big Band, 7-10 p.m. More...

Downtown Ice Rink Set to Reopen

Despite still being about $10,000 short of the $150,000 needed to reopen Newport’s outdoor ice skating rink this winter, Newport Waterfront Events announced on Nov. 17 that skating will resume at the site this season.  More...

Trinity Pursues Mill Street Remake

Trinity Episcopal Church’s proposal to demolish one of its buildings to make way for a new structure at the same site received partial support from Newport’s Historic District Commission on Tuesday, Nov. 17. More...

Schools Cleared in $1 Million Computer Deal

MIDDLETOWN COUNCIL

The Middletown School Department broke no laws or superseded no charter protocols last summer when it spent more than $1 million to buy laptop computers for students without informing the Town Council.  More...

Boat Parade

Kick off the holiday season at The Newport Illuminated Boat Parade on Friday, Nov. 27 at 6:15 p.m. The parade can be viewed from various spots around the harbor. More...

Holiday Craft Fairs

United Congregational Church, Holiday Bazaar, Saturday, Nov. 21, 9 a.m.-2 p.m., gently used toys and other children’s items, books, jewelry, crafts, white elephants, baked goods, and food, 524 Valley Road, Middletown, 401-849-5444.   More...

Jamestown Community Theatre Marks 25 Years

Twenty-five numbers for 25 years.  Jamestown Community Theatre performs “Encore!” its 25th anniversary production this weekend, a 25-song retrospective and celebration of 25 years of stellar shows.  More...

Wine is Always Welcome

You might not have been asked to bring the salad to Thanksgiving dinner, but that doesn’t mean you can’t wow your hosts with an interesting bottle of wine. More...

'You Do the Baking and I'll Do the Making...'

If you were living in Newport in the early-to-mid 1970s and liked folk music, chances are you heard the duo Aztec Two-Step perform their song "Baking" at the old SALT on Thames Street.  More...

Rogers Defeats Tolman in D-II Quarterfinals, 28-6

The Rogers High School football team, coming off their first loss of the year to Central High School on Nov. 6, got off to a slow start as the #1A seed against the #4B seed Tolman High School in the Division II football playoffs on Friday, Nov. More...

Neville Receives Raimondo School Advisory Nod

Newport City Councilor Naomi Neville has been appointed to serve on Gov. Gina Raimondo’s School Building Authority Advisory Board.  More...