December 8, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

Pell Recognizes Top Readers

A fundraising effort launched last fall by the Pell School Parent Teacher Organization that also served as an initiative to encourage students to read has raised more than $15,000 for the school. More...

Spring Project Has a Long Way to Go

The Newport Town Spring project, intended to commemorate the freshwater spring site where Newport’s founders originally settled in 1639, may appear to have lost a bit of momentum to the random passerby. More...

Labyrinth Aids in Grief Recovery

Despite the many twists and turns of life, there is only one way in and one way out. That is the rule of the labyrinth, which dates back to at least 430 B.C., and is designed to quiet the mind from the distractions of the outside world. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Meet Chase Ceglie

Even casual observers know that the recording industry has changed dramatically in the last decade. Doit yourself programs on home computers have largely replaced corporate recording studios. More...

DINNER & A MOVIE

‘Allied’ Keeps Tradition of WWII Movies Alive

Alfred Hitchcock made all sorts of suspense thrillers, but his “spy pictures” are what caught the attention of studio executive David O. Selznick. More...

Rhode Islanders Fly the Flag at Melges Championship

Over the five days of the 2016 Melges 24 World Championship, held in Miami from Nov. 29 to Dec. More...

Holiday Open Studio

The artists at Beach Studios, 146 Aquidneck Ave, Middletown will have an Open Studio on Thursday, Dec. 15, from 5 - 7 p.m. Works for sale plus holiday cheer and nibbles.   More...

Little Picture Show

Spring Bull Gallery Little Picture Show is running all month. 55 Bellevue Ave.   More...

Giving Power – ‘What the Holiday is All About’

No child should have to go to bed hungry. Ever. And on Christmas morning, only the Grinch would argue that any child should have to go without a gift.  More...

Officials Pitch New Playing Field

Although Monday, Dec. 5, was the first Middletown Town Council meeting since Election Day, councilors kept their eyes on the ball regarding a promised focus on playing fields.  More...

ARCHI-TEXT

Colonial Gems on Washington Square

On Tuesday, Dec. 6, the Newport Historical Society announced the receipt of a $1 million matching grant from the Alletta Morris Mc- Bean Charitable Trust. This is the largest single grant the society has ever received.  More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, December 8  Hotel Viking–Chris Vaillancourt, 7-11 p.m.  Norey's–John Monllos & Friends, 8 p.m.  One Pelham East–Steve Mazzetta, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. More...

Cinema for a Cause

The annual screening of “Elf” as a food drive to benefit the Martin Luther King Community Center will be shown on Sunday, Dec. 11, at 1 p.m at the Jane Pickens Theater. More...

Sail Newport Awarded $500,000

Sail Newport announced that the van Beuren Charitable Foundation has awarded a $500,000 grant to Sail Newport's Campaign for Blue Space, which will support a new education and recreation facility in Fort Adams State Park. More...

Fourth Race for Frostbiters

In stark contrast to the warm waters of Miami, local Newport Laser fleet 413 hit the chilly waters of Narragansett Bay on Sunday, Dec. 4, for the fourth racing day of the local Frostbite series for 2016- 2017. More...