2015-12-17 / Front Page

'Tis the Season



The 30-foot evergreen at Bowen’s Wharf, donated by the Botelho family of Middletown, reminds us of the spirit that burns so brightly at this time of the year. With two weeks left to go in the holiday season, there remain about 30 events on the Christmas in Newport calendar, providing plenty of opportunities for Aquidneck Islanders to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather and the sights, sounds, and especially music of the holidays. Music will continue this Saturday, Dec. 19, from 1 – 4 p.m. at Bowen’s Wharf’s North Pole venue, with the steel drum music of Panoramic View. This year marked the 45th anniversary of the annual tree lighting at the wharf and attracted a record number of revelers. (Photo by Jack Kelly) The 30-foot evergreen at Bowen’s Wharf, donated by the Botelho family of Middletown, reminds us of the spirit that burns so brightly at this time of the year. With two weeks left to go in the holiday season, there remain about 30 events on the Christmas in Newport calendar, providing plenty of opportunities for Aquidneck Islanders to enjoy the unseasonably warm weather and the sights, sounds, and especially music of the holidays. Music will continue this Saturday, Dec. 19, from 1 – 4 p.m. at Bowen’s Wharf’s North Pole venue, with the steel drum music of Panoramic View. This year marked the 45th anniversary of the annual tree lighting at the wharf and attracted a record number of revelers. (Photo by Jack Kelly)

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