January 21, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

A Heartwarming Fundraiser

The Potter League for Animals, dedicated to making a difference in the lives of animals, is holding its 43rd annual Have A Heart cocktail party and auction fundraiser on Friday, Feb. 5, at OceanCliff from 6 - 9 p.m. More...

Scout Earns Eagle

Portsmouth Troop 82 presented Boy Scout's highest rank achievement, Eagle Scout, to Adam Carceller on Oct. 30, at an Eagle Court of Honor held at St. Mary's Episcopal Church in Portsmouth. More...

Spring Committee to Seek Public Input

As Newport’s earliest settlers struggled ashore in 1639, one of the first things they probably noticed was a rivulet of water cascading downhill into what would become Newport Harbor. More...

Food for Thought

Sunday Gallery Sunday, billed as “a day of art in Newport,” is based on the belief that art and artists are best savored on a full stomach. More...

NAM: Let the Judging Begin

The opening reception for the Newport Art Museum’s annual Juried Member Exhibition is scheduled for Friday, Feb. 5, from 5 – 7 p.m. This is NAM’s highly anticipated annual celebration of the talent, from raw to seasoned, of its artist-members. More...

Creative Movement Brings Smiles

Miki Ohlsen and Island Moving Co. dancers just completed their annual residency with Newport’s third-graders. More...

A Movie Gem

“Carol,” directed by Todd Haynes (“Safe”) is a gem of a movie. The story takes place in the early 1950s and is set in Manhattan. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, January 21Norey's–CotePercussion, 8 p.m.Friday, January 22Hotel Viking–Matt Kearns, 7-11 p.m.Jo's American Bistro–John Monllos& Joanne Rodina, 7-10 p.m.Narragansett Cafe–RugBurn, 9 p.m.- 12:30 a.m. More...

New Arrivals

Carrie Davis-Boyer and Dennis Boyer of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Henry Bryant Davis-Boyer on Jan. 18, 2016. Anne-Marie and Robert Geisser of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Robert Steven Geisser Jr. More...

Councilors Say No to Events Bidding

Following up on last year’s competing applications from two event management companies that vied to organize and produce the 2015 Newport Marathon, several Newport City Councilors introduced a resolution on Wednesday, Jan. More...

An Artist's Life, One Carving at a Time

The artistic elements that make up the greater sum of a talented printmaker are nicely revealed in “50 Years of the Third & Elm Press,” the current show in the Van Alen Gallery at the Redwood Library and Athenaeum. The show (up through Feb. More...

'Memories, Myths, and Folktales' at St. George’s

Large, mixed media “emotional” paintings by Bob Dilworth, professor of art in painting, drawing and design at URI, are on display in the Hunter Gallery at St. George’s School in Middletown through Feb. 6. More...

In Search of a Studio

The Jamestown Arts Center, collaborating with the Jamestown Historical Society, is currently showing a series of portraits by Nina A. Baugh Gopcevic, whose family summered in Jamestown in the early 1900s. More...

Cinematography Lost to Plot

The landscapes in the latest Quentin Tarantino movie, “The Hateful Eight,” are shot beautifully on 70 mm film. The story is less than a thing of beauty. More...

Meet Seven Day Weekend

Unreasonable song requests. They can be the bane of every band’s existence. More...