March 31, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

'Night to Remember' Was Unforgettable

Nearly 200 people came out to the Newport Art Museum on Thursday, March 24, to support “A Night to Remember,” a fundraiser to help lower the cost of this year’s prom for students at Rogers High School. More...

Possible Compromise in Ledge Road Proposal

The owner of property near The Waves condominiums in Newport appears to be heading for a compromise with neighbors that could move the construction of his proposed residence closer to reality.  More...

Hibernians Heading Home

Around 30 members of Newport’s Ancient Order of Hibernians Pipes and Drums Band and their supporters are returning stateside this week after participating in the commemoration of the 1916 Easter Rebellion in Dublin, Ireland. More...

DINNER & A MOVIE

‘Greek Wedding 2’ Holds up Second Time Down the Aisle

For Nia Vardalos, star and screenwriter for “My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2,” the really big deal happened in 2002 when her first “Wedding” hit the theaters running and went on to become (and still is) the highest-grossing romanti More...

Salve Presents Provocative ‘Spring Awakening’

One of the first questions job candidate Reggie Phoenix asked Salve Regina University President Sister Jane Gerety during his interview in the spring of 2013 was if there would be any kind of censorship of the plays he would choose to direct. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, March 31  Norey's–Cote Percussion Jazz Quartet, 7:30-10:30 p.m.  Jimmy’s Saloon–Open Mic  Vanderbilt Grace–MSD Trio, 7-10 p.m.  Friday, April 1  Buskers Pub–Mike Warner, 8 p.m. More...

GAME OF THE WEEK

PHS Hockey Hopes Halted – Northmen Claim D-II Crown

The Portsmouth High School boys hockey team may not have taken home the brass ring, but they were the winter sports story of the year on Aquidneck Island. More...

Toll Upgrades Begin on Pell Bridge

Motorists coming in and out of Newport over the Claiborne Pell Bridge experienced delays of 10 minutes or so on Monday morning, March 28, as work began on a $3.5 million project to modernize the span’s tolling apparatus.  More...

‘We’ll Come Back Better Than Ever’

The owners of Mama Leone’s say they are working around the clock after a 33-year-old driver smashed his car into their dining room.  “He’s lucky to be alive. More...

Scholarships

The Rhode Island Foundation offers numerous scholarship assistance to students statewide, yet some funds are set aside specifically for residents of Newport County communities. Visit rifoundation.org for deadlines and specifics.   More...

RhodySquash Player Scores Scholarship

A Newport squash player recently scored a key point for her academic future. More...

The Tables are Set for Newport Restaurant Week:

Marking a decade of culinary experience, Restaurant Week 2016 gets underway Friday, April 1, and will run through April 10. More...

Meet Greg Ferreira

Spotlight on Music

This week’s featured musician never met an instrument he didn’t like. As a young boy, he was classically trained on the piano, but now he supports himself by playing half a dozen instruments in four different bands. More...

Children’s Library Programs

Friday, April 1 Baby Time Children ages birth-2 enjoy toys and board books, 10-11 a.m., Middletown Public Library. More...

For What It’s Worth

A young lass recently brought in a set of eight, as she described “baby spoons,” inquiring of their value. I informed her that she possessed demitasse spoons for very small, very strong cups of coffee. Definitely pre-Starbucks. More...