2016-12-15 / Around Town

The Spirit of the Season Shows in Decorated Windows and Doorways


Overall Winner: 42 Thames St., Linda McGoldrick Overall Winner: 42 Thames St., Linda McGoldrick If anyone needs a reminder that it’s Christmas in Newport, look no further than the decorated windows and doorways all over the city.

The displays of greenery and Christmas spirit showcase the city’s distinctive architecture and elements in designs only seen at this time of year. The annual doorway decorating contest drew a great response, according to committee chair Katie Ahearne. Competition was keen at all levels.

Doorway Contest Winners

Overall Winner
42 Thames St., Linda McGoldrick
Residential
1st Place: 487 Spring St., Deborah Smith
2nd Place: 77 Catherine St.,
Mary Louise Begg
3rd Place: 47 Poplar St., Ann Souder
Honorable Mention: 90 Middleton Ave.,
Michelle Douglas
Honorable Mention: 41 William St.,
Patsy Robertson

Special Recognition:
Newport Reading Room, 29 Bellevue Ave.

Inns
1st Place: Francis Malbone House,
392 Thames St., Will Dewey
2nd Place: Blue Jewel, 60 Pelham St.
3rd Place: Victorian Ladies,
63 Memorial Blvd.

Commercial
1st Place: Armory Antiques,
365 Thames St.
2nd Place: Marc Allen Fine Clothiers,
142 Bellevue Ave.
3rd Place: J.H.Breakell & Co.,
132 Spring St.



1st Place: Francis Malbone House, 392 Thames St., Will Dewey 1st Place: Francis Malbone House, 392 Thames St., Will Dewey


3rd Place: Victorian Ladies Inn, 63 Memorial Blvd. 3rd Place: Victorian Ladies Inn, 63 Memorial Blvd.

Special Recognition: Newport Reading Room, 29 Bellevue Ave. Special Recognition: Newport Reading Room, 29 Bellevue Ave.

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