August 18, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

FILM Fundraiser Ensures Year-round Film Presence

Just two days following the outdoor screening of “Bill Cunningham New York” at OceanCliff, where people set up for the picnic contest and listened to live music prior to the screening, newportFILM held its seventh annual summer cocktail p More...

Gen. Flynn Sets Local Book Signing

Army Lt. Gen. Michael T. Flynn, the former Middletown resident whose alliance with Republican presidential candidate Donald J. Trump as a national security adviser has gained national attention, will sign copies of his new book from 5:30-8:30 p.m. More...

Wastewater Plant to Be Solarized

Although the Newport City Council’s meeting on Wednesday, Aug. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Meet Jim Devore

There’s one local musician who always thought of himself as a rock ‘n’ roll guy. But one day he discovered the blues and never looked back. Meet Jim Devore.  More...

DINNER & A MOVIE

Streep Creates New Operatic Diva

Bedecked in tassels, fringe, feathers, large ropes of beads, and the occasional pair of angel’s wings, Florence Foster Jenkins, as portrayed by Meryl Streep, lived a life of creative indulgence amid New York’s socialites. More...

Melges 32 US Nationals a Warm-up for World Championship

Eight teams from the U.S., Sweden and Italy will be in Newport on Friday, Aug. 19, competing in the 2016 Melges 32 North American Championship. More...

Opti Youth Championships for the History Books

On Aug. 9, 407 Opti’s arrived in Newport for the 2016 Opti New England Championships, a three-day event during which the junior sailors raced in five fleets on Narragansett Bay. Sailors racing under the flags of Bermuda, Canada, St. Thomas, St. More...

‘Fools’ Throw Caution to the Wind

Brian Brazil adjusted the coconut shells across his chest and screwed in another blue bin that would serve as his seat. More...

Town Moves to Prohibit Marijuana Sales

As long as marijuana remains illegal under federal law, the Town of Middletown will not allow businesses to sell the drug.  More...

ARCHI-TEXT

Council to Review Historic Lighting Policies

Newport is one of the great repositories for American architectural treasures, particularly those from the Colonial and Gilded Age periods. But what of the streetscapes and historic lighting that frame these important and beloved structures? More...

Middletown Resort Aims to Open Soon

Middletown’s newest resort, Seaview Hotel, is hoping to open for business in time for September wedding reservations.  After Peter and Harry Kyriakides sold Atlantic Beach Club for $12 million to Longwood Venues of Boston, the brothers pou More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, August 18  Buskers–Brian Twohey, 8:30 p.m.  Hotel Viking–Mark Gorman, 5:30- 9:30 p.m.  Narragansett Cafe–Jason Roseman, 8-11 p.m.  Newport Blues Cafe-Oskar Wylde, 10 p.m. More...

The Art and Zen of Fly Fishing

“Fly fishing is a way of life, a philosophical attitude, which stands for values such as respect for nature, for tolerance, tranquility, self-composure, the ability to enjoy and a readiness for measure and self-contemplation. More...

Big Lineup for the Ida Lewis Distance Race

A former Olympic Silver Medalist will be among the skippers on Friday, Aug. 19, in the waters off Fort Adams State Park at 12:30 p.m. More than 40 boats will have lined up for the start of the annual Ida Lewis Distance Race. More...

JYC Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the ninth race of its summer series on Tuesday, Aug. 16. The following are the results for the race:  More...