July 21, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

Antique Show Celebrates 10th Anniversary

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the Newport Antiques Show features over 40 of the country’s leading antiques dealers and takes place July 22-24 at the St. George’s School Ice Rink. More...

Councilors Have Concrete Questions

At their regular meeting on Wednesday, July 13, Newport City Councilors approved a supplemental contract for continuing work on Bellevue Avenue joint repairs, but not before Councilors Kathryn Leonard and Justin McLaughlin expressed their frustration More...

Local Hornsman Pays Homage to Jazz Festival Great

Doug Woolverton is a trumpet player who is going places!  It’s no accident that the New Jersey native wound up playing trumpet professionally or that he is heavily influenced by the greatest jazz trumpeter of all time, Miles Davis.  More...

DINNER & A MOVIE

Despite Strong Acting, ‘Infiltrator’ Fails to Hit the Mark

In a pivotal moment in “The Infiltrator,” based on the real-life experiences of undercover agent Robert Mazur, one operative requests an obscene amount of money to construct his cover. More...

Tenth Run for NYYC Race Week at Newport

The biennial race week, New York Yacht Club Race Week at Newport (held July 9-16) presented by Rolex and now in its 10th running, has become a favorite of sailors because of its unique split format: Classics, Metre-boat and Gunboat racing with Handic More...

Gull-Hosted All-Star Game Field of Dreams

The game may have ended in a tie, but everyone – the players, the scouts, the families, and the fans – all won.  More...

Dog Days of Summer?

Musical artist and author Mifflin Lowe has published a new children’s book, “Little Dog, Big Bark, Big Dog, Little Bark.” It is illustrated by Bosnian artist Martina Crepuja.  Lowe appeared last week for a book reading and sign More...

Going on a Treasure Hunt

As part of its Youth Outreach Program, the Newport Police Department, Community Policing Division will offer a free day of geocaching at Ballard Park on Wednesday, July 27, from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. for children ages six and up. More...

Middletown Joins Support for Plastic Bag Ban

Middletown joined Newport in considering the ban of single-use plastic bags from retail stores. A motion to draft an ordinance quickly passed 6-0 at the July 18 Middletown Town Council meeting, with Councilor Antone Viveiros absent. More...

Residents Complain About Beachfront Fence

A newly constructed fence that stands over six-feet tall and spans the parking lot at Newport Beach House in Middletown has residents up in arms that it blocks the ocean view and disconnects Purgatory Road from the beach. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, July 21  Buskers–Brian Twohey, 8:30 p.m.  Norey's–Cote Percussion Jazz Combo, 8-11 p.m.  Newport Vineyards–John Monllos & Joanne Rodino, 8-11 p.m.  The Port–Jonathan Tennis, 5-9 p.m. More...

CHEF’S Q & A

Chef Brings Farm-to-Table Passion to Newport Vineyards

Oftentimes, size doesn’t matter. More...

JYC Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the sixth race of its summer series on Tuesday, July 19. The following are the results for the race:  More...

Offshore 160 Features Two Local Skippers

The Offshore 160, run by the Newport Yacht Club, is a singlehanded sailboat race of 160 nautical miles beginning in Narragansett Bay just outside of Newport Harbor and extending south into open waters past Block Island. More...

New Newport Mystery Penned

Local author Rory O’Brien has published his second novel, a historical thriller entitled “Summerland,” set in Gilded Age Newport. More...

Harrington Writes Breezy Novel

Newport author Colette Harrington has penned a breezy, comic summer novel that is set in Newport.  Harrington is a former Carolina talk show host and screenwriter who co-authored the independent Christian film “Only God Can,” releas More...

BridgeFest Lineup

MONDAY, JULY 25 ACOUSTIC JAZZ BY STEVE DECONTI1 - 4 pm | FREEat OceanCliff Hotel / Safari Room GROOVE MERCHANTS7 - 10 pm | FREEat The Fifth Element BUSKING AT BOWENS6 - 9 pm | FREEPanoramic View at Bowen’s Wharf TUESDAY, JULY 26 More...