June 23, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

Preservation Society Bestows Awards

The Preservation Society of Newport County elected a new chairman and four new trustees at its annual meeting on June 16, and also bestowed special awards on several members of the community, including its outgoing chairman.  More...

'The MLK Is Like a Little Oasis'

Kristin Niessink and Meris Yeaw have a close working relationship based on friendship, trust, respect, and—in all of the best possible ways—food. Glorious, healthy food. Niessink, a registered dietitian, directs the Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Whodunits Turn Back Time on Dinner Train

Only aboard the Newport Dinner Train can you be a rail passenger, a guest at a theater party, and perhaps even a part of the show itself, all at the same time.  Every Thursday this summer, the train will feature “Murder on the Rails,&rdquo More...

Spotlight on Music

Meet Timmy Smith

Webster’s Dictionary defines chutzpah as supreme self-confidence. This week’s featured musician displayed that often-admired trait as a teenager when, three weeks after picking up a guitar, he talked his way into playing his first gig! More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, June 23 Busker’s–Tom Hanson, 8-11 p.m. Narragansett Cafe–Jason Roseman, 8-11 p.m. Norey's–Barkode Jazz Trio, 8-11 p.m. The Landing–Timmy Smith, 6-10 p.m. Vanderbilt Grace–MSD Trio, 7-10 p.m. Friday, June 24 More...

Fools Rush in on Aug. 13

The 39th Annual Fools’ Rules Regatta will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13, on the Town Beach at East Ferry in Jamestown, with rain date the following day.  More...

Newport and New York Clagett Races

Sailors from Canada, the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico, along with U.S. sailors from Florida, Rhode Island, New Jersey, and Connecticut will sail this week in the 14th Annual C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta, June 23-26.  More...

A Beach Tradition

There will be five Beach Idol competitions on Thursday nights, July 14, 21, 28, and Aug. 4 and 11 following the Children’s Night performance. Sign-up begins at 6:50 p.m. near the stage area for youth ages 6-16. More...

Surfers Say Broken Pipe Stinks

As a group of surfers watched the incoming swells come in on Wednesday, June 15, they noticed a fecal smell and a crack in an old pipe that led to the water from The Breakers. More...

Council Increases 2017 Funding to Schools

Included in the $92 million general fund city budget that Newport Councilors adopted on Wednesday, June 22, is a four percent increase in the city’s appropriation to the School Department.  More...

Back to the Future

It is no surprise to anyone that the world is changing quickly. Technological advancement, rapid climate change, and political instability are mixing together to create an unpredictable situation. Where will Newport (and the world) be in 45 years? More...

DINNER & A MOVIE

Humor and Humanity in ‘Maggie’s Plan’

If you were to look at a skeletal plot summary for “Maggie’s Plan,” you might think of Woody Allen. Maggie (Greta Gerwig), a millennial New Yorker, meets an unhappy man named John Harding (Ethan Hawke). More...

NIMFest Celebrates 10 Years of Music

The 10th anniversary of NIMFest opens Sunday, June 26. Bring lawn chairs or blankets to the gazebo at King Park on Sundays from 3-6 p.m.

June 26 Randy Robbins, Another Roadside Attraction, Skinny Millionaires July 3 Slackwater String Band, Four Bridges July 10 JP Jones, Outer Earth, Gumption & Glory July 17 Allysen Callery, Bob Kendall Band More...

DINING OUT

Diego’s Brings Mexican Flavors to Middletown

The nails are freshly hammered into Diego’s Bodega, Middletown’s newest take-out restaurant, but the atmosphere is of another place and time. More...

Comanche Sets Speed Record in Newport- Bermuda Race

Few tests of seamanship are as taxing as the 635-mile Newport/ Bermuda Race, which began in Newport on June 17. This year’s race, held under favorable weather conditions, was won by Comanche in world record time, with skipper Ken Read at the helm. More...

Easton’s Beach is the Hot Spot

Family Night Concert Series  All concerts begin at 6 p.m. and last approximately 90 minutes.  They are held at Easton's Beach, 175 Memorial Boulevard.   More...