January 12, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

Principal Award

Brielle Nicole Anderson, a kindergartner in Ms. Bowley’s class, recently received the Principal Award from Forest Elementary School Principal Steve Ponte.   More...

BankNewport Helps Youth to Enjoy Reading

Employees of BankNewport and OceanPoint Insurance Agency recently created 60 youth literacy kits and 60 "no sew" fleece blankets as part of their annual workplace giving campaign in support of the United Way. More...

Municipal Meetings

Newport   City Council meetings are generally held on the 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of each month at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at Newport City Hall, 2nd Floor, 43 Broadway. The next meeting is Jan. 25.  Middletown   More...

Newport Mansions Reach Milestone

The future is bright for Newport tourism.  The Newport Mansions gave more than one million tours in 2016, which is the first museum in New England outside of Boston to reach that milestone.  More...

New Sailing Director at NYYC

The New York Yacht Club announced at the end of 2016 that Lynn Lynch will take over for the retiring Brad Dellenbaugh as sailing director. Lynch, who is currently the race director for the St. More...

NYC Frostbite Results

Twenty Newport Yacht Club frostbiters braved a cold day on Sunday, Jan. 8 with temperatures in the low 20s and 12-16 knot winds out of the north-northwest. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Meet Michelle Siegal

Aquidneck Island has what I would call a “good” problem: We have several hundred quality musicians looking to perform publicly, but only about three dozen venues that offer live music, often only on weekends. More...

DINNER & A MOVIE

'Hidden Figures' a Formula for Movie Success

“At NASA, we all pee the same color.” This is not a yellow alert. More...

Madison Lyman Joins 1,000-Point Club

Middletown senior Madi Lyman receives a congratulatory hug from her basketball coach Michael Yates after she scored the 1,000th point of her high school career on Thursday, Jan. 5, in a game against East Providence. More...

Circle of Scholars Looks at Claus von Bulow Case

The Newport Circle of Scholars at the Edward King House will offer a five-week seminar beginning on Monday, Jan. 23, that looks at the Claus von Bulow case. The seminar, presented by Charles J. More...

Young Thespians on Stage

Quinn Hatzis, perched high above the audience, will play Bastian in the Newport Children’s Theatre presentation of “The Neverending Story” on Friday through Sunday, Jan. 13–15, at Casino Theatre.  More...

Hoping to Save the Working Farm

Middletown officials hope to stop the loss of farmland by easing regulatory restrictions on working farms. Agricultural businesses operating in Middletown today cover about 2,000 acres. More...

Sailors' Annual Migration to Warm Waters

Aquidneck Island sailors have been taking part in the annual Key West Race Week for as long as some can remember. More...

Boston Light Talk at Herreshoff

A talk, "Boston Light: 300 Years of Service" will be presented by Sally Snowman, the 70th keeper of the light since 1716. The lecture will be held Thursday, Jan. 19, at 7 p.m. at the Herreshoff Marine Museum. More...

Clothing Closet

Seamen’s Church Institute is still filling its clothing closet to serve the needs of our community. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, January 12  Hotel Viking–Milt Javery, 7-11 p.m.  Jimmy's Saloon–9 a.m.-midnight  Newport Sportsman's Club–Open mic, 8-11 p.m.  Norey's–John Monllos Quartet, 8 p.m. More...

GAME OF THE WEEK

Vikings Hoopsters Let One Slip Away, 49-44

The Rogers High School boys basketball team let a 10-point second half lead slip away Monday night, Jan. 9, falling at home to a disciplined East Greenwich team, 49-44.  More...