May 19, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

Reaching Our Dreams

When Kim Fuller became a volunteer “adopt-a-home mom” at one of the many group homes run by Child & Family in 2006, there were two things of which she was certain. More...

Call for Volunteers

Over the years the Secret Garden Tour has provided more than $1.25 million in support of art education in our public schools. Part of the success has been the dedication and commitment of loyal volunteers. More...

Big Efforts at ‘Small Fort’

The southern redoubt, or “small fort,” at Fort Adams was a beehive of activity as over 200 volunteers and a small armada of construction vehicles descended on the historic fortifications on Sunday, May 15, for a day of volunteering. More...

Unexpected Find at Fort Adams

During restoration work to clear a path through decades of vegetative overgrowth in the south redoubt moat in the Fort Adams State Park, an interesting object was found on Thursday, May 5, that turned out to be a Civil War-era artillery round.  More...

‘Sunday Morning’ at the Mansions

Writer and commentator Charles Osgood visited The Breakers and Marble House on Monday and Tuesday to film introductory segments for the 10th annual design show on “CBS News Sunday Morning,” which he has anchored since 1994. More...

DINNER & A MOVIE

A Thriller with More Than One Villain

In the spirit of “Dog Day Afternoon” and “Network,” “Money Monster” is a suspenseful, incisive critique of Big Business. Jodie Foster directs with a keen grasp of what motivates the characters, and an adept hand. More...

Meet Betsy Listenfelt

Spotlight on Music

You have to admire professional musicians. Like troubadours, they travel from venue to venue, set up their gear, sing and play their hearts out and then travel home and do it all over again the next night. Low pay and long hours. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, May 19 Norey's–Cote Percussion Jazz Quartet & Friends, 7:30-10:30 p.m. Vanderbilt Grace–MSD Trio, 7-10 p.m. Friday, May 20 Jo's American Bistro–John Monllos & Joanne Rodino, 7-10 p.m. Hotel Viking–The Playboys, 7-11 p.m. More...

New Arrivals

Stacey and Jerome Chapman of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Know Harvey Chapman on May 15, 2016. Chelsea Medeiros of Tiverton is proud to announce the birth of her daughter Bailee Marie Medeiros on May 15, 2016. More...

Youth Wellness Grants Awarded

Newport Hospital, through its Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund, recently awarded more than $75,000 to 13 local organizations to help fund new programs that increase the physical health and wellbeing of children and families in Newport County. More...

Make Way for Plug Parks

When the Rhode Island Foundation announced the awarding, on April 29, of more than 40 Centennial Community Grants, local recipients receiving the philanthropic nod included gardeners, dog owners, historians, and the Narragansett Indians. More...

Middletown Appoints Finance Director

A longtime employee of the Town of Middletown has taken the helm of the town’s finance department.  Deputy finance director Marc Tanguay was unanimously appointed as finance director by Town Council on Monday, May 16, at their regular meet More...

Haylor Announces for School Committee

Adrienne Haylor, a former teacher, school board president, and educational planner, has announced her candidacy for the Newport School Committee. More...

New Logo Marks New Direction

The Portsmouth Historical Society is hosting an open house at its Union Street location on Sunday, May 22, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.  More...

Community Shows Support for the Y

On May 6, Mr. and Mrs. John LaRocca hosted a cocktail party at the Newport Yacht Club to kick off the 2016 Newport County YMCA Community Support Campaign. More...

Local Writer’s One-Night Screening

If you missed it the first time, “Only God Can” will give you a second chance in May.  A caring, Christian chick flick co-written by Newport’s Colette Harrington Schwoeri, the film had its Rhode Island premiere in Middletown in More...

ARCHI-TEXT

Court Tennis at the Newport Casino

Newport is a town with an extremely rich architectural heritage. More...

Children’s Library Programs

Friday, May 20 Baby Time Children ages birth-2 enjoy toys and board books, 10-11 a.m., Middletown Public Library. More...

Caeli Palmer Fast-Pitches Rogers Over Wheeler, 11-0

With an efficient Caeli Palmer on the mound, an errorless defense behind her, and the invoking of a game-ending 10-run rule after the top of the fifth inning, it took the Rogers High School girls’ softball team exactly one hour to dispatch The Wheele More...