July 28, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

FabNewport Coach Embarks on New Project

An award-winning documentary that might have featured Nick Logler, given the similar kind of success he generates with children, will be shown locally just one day before Fab Newport's coach departs for greater international challenges. More...

Newly Assigned

Rear Adm. Jeffrey A. Harley arrives at a change of command ceremony at U.S. Naval War College (NWC) in Newport, Rhode Island. During the ceremony, Harley relieved Rear Adm. P. Gardner Howe III and became the 56th president of the NWC. More...

Branding Efforts Continue After ‘Cooler & Warmer’

Rhode Island’s new chief marketing officer, Warwick native Lara Salamano, was among the state and local officials present when the House Study Commission on Tourism and Branding met at the Colony House on Friday, July 15. More...

Daffodillion and Tree Society Near Goals

Thanks to record-breaking donations, more than $23,000 was raised at the Daffodillion gala at Ronald Lee Fleming’s Bellevue House to further beautify Newport. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, July 28 Buskers–Sean Connell, 8 p.m.- midnight The Fifth Element–Fran Curley & Friends, 10 p.m. Newport Vineyards–John Monllos & Joanne Rodino, 8-11 p.m. Norey’s–Barkode Jazz Trio, 8-11 p.m. More...

Tribute Film to Fashion Photographer

NewportFilm presents a free outdoor screening of “Bill Cunningham New York” on Thursday, Aug. 4, on the OceanCliff lawn. More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Kelley and Bryan Alexander of Middletown are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Amelia Michelle Alexander on July 21, 2016.  Jill Donovan and Mark Brown Sr. More...

JYC Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held its Crew Rotation Race on Tuesday, July 26. The following are the results for the race:  More...

Black Ships Gala Festival

The Japan-America Society and Black Ships Festival of Rhode Island hosted the Annual Black Ships Gala on Saturday, July 16, at Marble House. More...

Tax Bill Extension

The City of Newport has announced the extension of the due date for first quarter tax bills to the end of business day on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. Penalties and interest will not be charged for any tax bill received by or postmarked as of Aug. 10. More...

Historic Assets in Eye of the Storm

If one theme permeated a recent work session on rising seas and stormwater in Newport, it was the enormity of the task ahead in protecting the city’s historic properties from growing threats. More...

Salve Documents Battlefields Near and Far

Since 2015 students from Salve Regina University have partnered with the Middletown Historical Society on a National Parks Service NPS) project to define in detail the location of Colonial and British fortifications involved in the August 1778 Siege More...

Spotlight on Music

Meet The Rockin’ Soul Horns

If you frequent any of the island’s bars or restaurants featuring musical entertainment, chances are good you’ll usually see one person, or perhaps two, playing and singing for your enjoyment. More...

DINNER & A MOVIE

‘Ghostbusters’ Remake Not Worth the Call

Thanks to the media explosion that has given birth to DVDs, live streaming, Redbox, Netflix, Hulu, or Google Play, we movie wayfarers seeking quality have a rock-strewn path to navigate. More...

DINING OUT

Food Trucks Rolling with Culinary Tourism

Newport visitors, following a nationwide trend, are on a feeding frenzy. Local spending on meals has exploded 20 percent in just two years, according to Discover Newport. More...

Newport Police Euthanize Coyote

A recent incident involving a coyote in a residential neighborhood of Newport illustrated the closeness with which this species coexists with humans.  Newport Police Department animal control officer Julia Sweeney was dispatched to Wilbur Avenue More...

Superyacht Tradition Lives On

Several of the world's largest and most glamorous yachts will race for the inaugural Candy Store Cup Superyacht Edition in Newport this weekend. More...