March 3, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

Firefighters Kept Neighborhood Safe

Newport firefighters, as well as some members of other Aquidneck Island fire departments, were put through a grueling test on Thursday, Feb. More...

Opera House Groundbreaking

There were no paparazzi, but the local media was out in force. There was no red carpet, just the remnants of industrial carpeting still covering the floor of the stripped-down lobby. More...

Irish Priest Crossed the Pond to Preach Temperance

On the morn of the annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade in Newport, the local bars, pubs and bistros open around 7 a.m. More...

Newport Foursome Bound for Ireland

Four Newport notables are preparing for a three-leg journey to Ireland. More...

ARCHI-TEXT

Newport Designs: The Art of Architecture

People often think of architects as “building” the structures they design, but the reality is far more complicated and interesting. Even a small house would be difficult for a single person to create solely on his own. More...

Irish Heritage Month

Saturday, March 5 Irish Hours on 1540 AM WADK Traditional and contemporary Irish or Irish-influenced music. Hosted by Rick Kelly, noon – 2 p.m. More...

Newport State Aid May Increase

With the Smith Hill debates over truck tolls and Rhode Island’s deteriorated bridges taking center stage for the first weeks of the legislative session, it might have been easy to overlook the fact that Gov. More...

Child and Family

Child & Family first became a presence in Newport in 1866 when the Home for Friendless Children – an orphanage – opened its doors. More...

Fakes & Forgeries Finale

The Spring Bull Gallery concluded its 20th anniversary Fakes & Forgeries show by giving the following awards: Best in Show–Lewis D. Dana, "Woman in Blue Looking at her iPhone 6"; from Vermeer. More...

The Story on a Button

The yearly design for the St. Patrick’s Day Parade button came from Grand Marshals William and Karen Cardinal, the first couple ever to be so honored. More...

Children’s Library Programs

Friday, March 4 Toddler Arts and Crafts Children ages 18 months-5 years hear a story then create an art or craft related to the story, 10-11 a.m., Redwood Library’s Ballard Annex. Monday, March 7 More...

Art Imitates Life in 'Only God Can'

When the new film “Only God Can” opens nationwide March 3, its co-writer, Newport’s Colette Harrington Schwoeri, will not be able to make the premiere. More...