December 17, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

Decorated Doorways and Windows Reflect Spirit of the Season

If anyone needs a reminder that it’s Christmas in Newport, look no further than the decorated windows and doorways all over town. More...

Discover Newport Gets Award

Discover Newport recently received a “Platinum Choice Award” for excellence by Smart Meetings magazine, the meeting industry’s resource for meeting professionals.  More...

Call for Artists

Spring Bull Gallery is asking local artists to express their favorite line of poetry in art. The call for artists should be inspired by verse, a line or a poem. The non-juried show, “Poetry in Art,” will be on exhibit from Jan. 2 -31. More...

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The Portsmouth Pee Wee cheerleaders placed fifth last week at the Pop Warner National Cheerleading Championships held at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Center at Disney World in Orlando, Florida. More...

Maher Center Faces Changes

Employees at the Garden Center of the James L. Maher Center will soon experience major changes, although the center cannot yet measure how far-reaching the changes will be. More...

Commission Directs Beach Operations

If you’ve ever spent a day at the beach in Newport, you already know that the experience can be something to savor.  Easton’s Beach, also known as First Beach, looks out over the broad Atlantic Ocean. More...

Babies Learn ASL

Lori Halloran of Jamestown knows the Maher Center’s “Christmas in Sign” program very well.  More...

Holiday Gift Ideas

Under $25  Susanna at Sweet Berry Farm continues her sumptuous offerings with chocolate covered ginger (a dozen per bag $6.99) and cranberry-tangerine bark ($5.99), 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, 401-847-3912.   More...

Solstice Ushers in Winter

The solstice arrives in Newport on Monday, Dec. 21, at 11:48 a.m., marking the shortest day and longest night of the year, as well as the beginning of winter. After that moment the days will become longer and the nights a little shorter. More...

New Arrivals

Kyriaki Kyriakides and Richard Boyd of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their son Richard Joseph Boyd Jr. on Dec. 9, 2015. More...

Rogers Signs Off After Six Years at WADK

Six years after David Rogers first sat at the microphone at Newport’s WADK, the host of the station’s Open Forum program has signed off.  More...

Trinity Project Receives Go-Ahead

Trinity Episcopal Church’s proposal to erect a new multi-purpose structure at the site of its Carr-Rice building at 23 Mill St. won the support of Newport’s Historic District Commission at the board’s monthly meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 15. More...

Old Pulteney Maritime Heroes Award

Judy McLennan, of Portsmouth, has been nominated for the 2016 Old Pulteney Maritime Heroes Award, which recognizes those making significant contributions to volunteer, educate, advocate or simply encourage others to explore the world of sailing. More...

Stamp Contest

Newport students in grades K-12 have art on display at the main U.S. Post Office, 320 Thames St. The annual stamp contest is part of Christmas in Newport. More...

Huge B-Ball Tourney Bounces Through City

It will be a full court press all right: six courts, 90 games, 186 referees, 72 teams, more than 700 kids, three days, 11 champions.  More...

Robotics Teams Capture Championships

The Rogers Underwater Robotics junior and senior teams captured their respective New England Underwater Robotics Competition Championships for the second straight year in hard fought competitions held recently at New Bedford High School. More...

Crowded Waters in Laser Fleet's Frostbite

Fifty-three Lasers and one lonely spectator in a kayak lined up in Newport harbor last week as part of Newport Laser Fleet’s frostbite series. 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...