December 3, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Holiday Cheer at Bowen’s Wharf

Thousands of sparkling lights will illuminate the 30-foot tree at the 45th annual Bowen’s Wharf Christmas tree lighting on Saturday, Dec. 5, at 6 p.m. The whole family can join in caroling, meeting Frosty the Snowman, and Santa and Mrs. More...

Community Effort Enhances Stone Tower

With its prominent placement in Touro Park, Newport's Old Stone Tower has stood the test of time, weather and social change. More...

Seniors Buffed by Future Cosmetologists

It’s a Monday afternoon at the Village House Nursing Home in Newport and the activity room is bustling with youth and spa services. More...

How You Can Help by Giving

Boys & Girls Club   More...

Getting Ready for 'A Visit from St. Nicholas'

The iconic holiday poem penned by part-time Newport resident Clement Clarke Moore tells the tale of one father's magical encounter with St. More...

Choosing a Tree That's Tops

It is Christmas tree season, and your hunt is just about to begin.  What is the perfect tree for Christmas? More...

Meet the Larry Brown Swinglane Orchestra

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

The year was 1998. Fueled by his love of big band and jazz music, former Navy band leader and Master Chief Musician Larry Brown formed an orchestra–a big orchestra, composed of 17 pieces plus two vocalists. More...

The Harmony of a Bell Choir

Bell are as different as the person who plays them.  Some are little, some are big, some are brassy, some winsome. More...

New Arrivals

Jucileia Palomares and Jamie Barao of Middletown are proud to announc the birth of their son Allan Cespedes Barao on Nov. 30, 2015. More...

Trim-a-Tree Competition

The children’s Trim-a-Tree Competition at The Breakers includes nine tabletop trees decorated by fourth-grade students from the Pell, St. Michael’s Country Day and Cluny schools. More...

Breakers Welcome Center in Holding Pattern

Court Hearings Scheduled in December

Almost a year after the Newport Zoning Board of Review approved a special use permit for the construction of a welcome center at The Breakers, the Preservation Society of Newport County has no immediate plans to begin construction.  More...

An Opportunity to Honor Family Members

This holiday season, a former School Committee member is asking residents to give to the future of Newport’s public education system, while at the same time memorializing their own family. More...

Proposed Residence Raises Objections

A proposal by the owners of the vacant property at 51 Ledge Road in Newport to build a 12,505-square-foot single family residence and detached pool house has caused consternation among neighbors who feel that the plans would not be appropriate for th More...

Ephemeral But Worth It: Holiday Gifts for Food Lovers

When you holiday shop for a food lover, you are looking for a gift that won’t last. More...

Christmas Trees for a Cause

Two key ingredients for Christmas cheer include a fresh tree and a charitable heart. More...

An Art Trip of Originality

When Trip and Christine Wolfskehl’s daughter was born, they sought a unique way to announce her name to the world. 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...

‘Tap Takeover’ with Local Beer Celebrity

A brewmaster some refer to as the Godfather of Rhode Island beers is coming to Newport.  Norey’s Craft Beer Bar is hosting a “tap takeover” of Sean Larkin’s Revival Brewing Company on Wednesday, Dec. More...

The Value of Insulating a Home

ARCHI-TEXT

As world leaders convene in Paris for the United Nations Climate Change Conference from Nov. 30 – Dec. More...