December 15, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

The Spirit of the Season Shows in Decorated Windows and Doorways

If anyone needs a reminder that it’s Christmas in Newport, look no further than the decorated windows and doorways all over the city.  More...

Educators Join Conversations on Racism

After reading about a series of community-led meetings that emerged after local children were victims of racial bullying, five Newport educators joined the conversation this week.  More...

Playing Field Coming to Miantonomi Park

Children in the North End of Newport will soon have a new playing field. More...

St. George’s Names Callen to Lead School

St. George’s has announced the appointment of Alexandra “Alixe” Callen as its 12th Head of School, the first woman to helm the prestigious Episcopalian private school when she officially takes the mantle of responsibility on July 1, 2017. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, December 15  Hotel Viking–Chris Vaillancourt, 7-11 p.m.  Midtown Oyster Bar– John Erikson, 9 p.m.-12 a.m.  Norey's–Cote Percussion Jazz Combo, 8 p.m. More...

GAME OF THE WEEK

RMR Co-op Keeps Portsmouth in Check, 3-0

The two Aquidneck Island high school hockey teams collided heavily in the first Division II South game of the season as the RMR Coop team drew first blood after a rough 3-0 victory over Portsmouth on Dec. 9.  More...

Restored Icon Seen as Gateway to Fifth Ward

Rising impressively high above Wellington Square on Lower Thames Street, what was once Newport Fire Department Hose Company 6 and later a pizza parlor will soon be transformed into a two-building, upscale “luxury residential property for vacati More...

Christmas Card Contest Winner

Cristina Burns, an eighth-grade student at Thompson Middle School, was honored Tuesday, Dec. 13, for her Christmas card design of the Pell Bridge decorated for the holidays. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Meet John Erikson

People who run or jog describe a euphoric feeling that overtakes them as their brains release endorphins. I’ve heard musicians explain that playing their instrument yields a similar result. More...

DINNER & A MOVIE

Chastain Masterful in ‘Miss Sloane’

Jessica Chastain plays yet another powerhouse role in “Miss Sloane.” A lobbyist in Washington, she could devour Donald Trump for breakfast. If a woman like her existed, Mr. More...