November 25, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

The Comforts (and Joys) of Shopping Local

But Baby, It’s Cold Outside

All it takes is one night of 20-degree weather and everyone thinks: Winter. Which in turn opens the door to a wonderland of gift ideas for items that are practical, essential, and most important, cozy and warm. More...

A Touch of Hometown Kindness

Salvation Army Senior Soldier Carmen Critz of Newport was bundled up in warm clothing on a recent morning as she began her shift as a Salvation Army kettle bell-ringer at the Stop & Shop on Bellevue Ave. More...

For What It’s Worth

We frequently see Waterford stemware on house calls and have to decline either purchasing or consigning these items. More...

Veterans Legislation

Rep. Daniel P. Reilly (R-Dist. 72, Portsmouth, Middletown) would reintroduce legislation that will eliminate the Rhode Island state income tax on military veterans’ pensions. More...

Thompson Middle School Roundup

Thanksgiving Food Drive: Many local families in need will benefit after students delivered a full cart of food collected through the TMS Thanksgiving Student Council Food Drive.   More...

Santa Sightings

Santa Tours Middletown Neighborhoods throughout More...

New Arrivals

Alison and Timothy Ferreira of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Alice Marie Ferreira on Nov. 17, 2015. Sandy and Todd Fisher of Portsmouth are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Avery Elizabeth Fisher on Nov. More...

Clarification

CLARIFICATION: The article “Spooky Times and New Creatures at the Aquarium”, (NTS, Oct. 29) contained an error due to a miscommunication. 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...

Countdown to Christmas with Advent Calendar

Advent calendars, the charming pictorial countdowns to Christmas, got their start in Germany and Austria in the mid-1800s. More...

Newport Readies for the Holiday Season

The Christmas season has arrived in Washington Square. A 25-foot Colorado blue spruce, donated by Peckham Brothers of Paradise Avenue in Middletown, now adorns the western side of the square. More...

Largest Gingerbread Lighthouse

New England is home to several famous lighthouses, but none are as appetizing as one in the City by the Sea this holiday season. More...

Council Finalizes Gateway Funding

The funding for repairs and improvements to Newport’s Gateway Center on America’s Cup Avenue is in place after councilors voted unanimously on Wednesday, Nov. 18, to appropriate $660,889 for the effort. More...

Commission Protects Newport's History

If you would like to be a part of preserving Newport's historic character–and especially if your interest includes the city’s trove of Colonial-era buildings that rivals those of any other city or town in North America—then the Newport Historic Distr More...

Supporters Say Uber Provides Needed Option

Since Uber launched in Newport last June, the company has been met with resistance, drawing criticism from state regulators and being named as a defendant in a civil lawsuit filed by Newport’s Orange Cab. More...

St. Michael's Kids Light Up Big Blue Bug

On Monday, Nov. 23, the fourthgrade students at St. Michael’s Country Day School “flipped the switch” at the 23rd annual holiday lighting, in Providence, of the 7,500 LED holiday lights on Rhode Island’s iconic Big Blue Bug. More...

'Spotlight' Yields Story of Dogged Determination

FILM REVIEW

Imagine being a pre-adolescent boy whose father has just committed suicide. Mom suffers from schizophrenia and is not able to offer much help. More...

Give Thanks for the Joys of Nature

Thanksgiving weekend is traditionally a time for walks, hikes, and other outdoor activities, and Aquidneck Island offers a wide variety of natural wonders that the whole family can appreciate. More...

St. Raphael Academy Ends Vikings Season, 27-14

When the Rogers High School football team defeated St. Raphael Academy 14-6 in their regular season tilt on Oct. 10, the Vikings were on a roll, notching their fourth straight victory against the Saints that Saturday night. More...

Meet Rand Bradbury

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

A long musical journey often starts with baby steps. This week’s featured musician was given a banjo when he was 6. More...