May 11, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

A Tribute to Our Law Enforcement

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Biking Bonanza

Next Friday, May 19 is national Bike to Work day and Bike Newport is encouraging folks to ditch their car for the day and hop on a bicycle for the commute to and from work.  More...

Legendary Director Comes to Pickens

For many movie enthusiasts, the words “Merchant and Ivory” are synonymous with a kind of filmmaking that thrived throughout the 1980s and ‘90s that is sorely missed today. More...

New American Illustration Exhibit

The National Museum of American Illustration (NMAI) will be debuting its newest exhibition “Howard Pyle, His Students & the Golden Age of American Illustration,” which will premiere at the NMAI beginning Memorial Day Weekend, May 26. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Creating a Soothing Vibe

Although this column typically features local musicians, we occasionally like to highlight the venues who hire those musicians. More...

Food Drive or Fishing Derby?

Aquidneck Island has seen its share of unusual fishing tournaments, with one even involving who could catch the largest shark. More...

Earth Day Projects Continue

Volunteers from National Grid supported Earth Day 2017 and the City of Newport on May 3 by mulching, planting and pruning the gardens of the Edward King House, painting the rails around Aquidneck Park and fluffing the mulch around the playground in t More...

Sewer Rates Increasing

Newport’s sewer rate, which is already one of the highest in Rhode Island, is climbing upward yet again.  More...

A&O Liquor License Transfer Approved

BOARDS & COMMISSIONS

The Newport City Council approved the transfer of the liquor license of A&O, Inc. which was doing business as Willy’s, to Liquor Thames, LLC at its meeting on Wednesday, May 10.  More...

RI Open Drawing

The Newport Art Museum’s Coleman Center for Creative Studies is offering drawing classes on Saturdays through June 10, from 9 a.m. to noon at the center, 26 Liberty St. Each class is $13, you pay only for the classes you attend. More...

Music Scene

Thursday, May 11  Buskers Pub–Bill Gannon, 8 p.m.  Newport Sportsman's Club–Open mic, 8-11 p.m.  Norey's–John Monllos Quartet, 8-11 p.m.  Perro Salado–C-Note Missionaries, 9:45 p.m.-1 a.m. More...

The Clagett is a Haven for Adaptive Sailors

ON THE WATERFRONT

In 2002, local sailor Robie Pierce had an idea. And when he joined forces with Stephanie and Judy McLennan, great things happened for sailors with disabilities across the world. Fifteen years later, the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. More...

GAME OF THE WEEK

Ward & Co. Lead Vikings’ Girls Past Rebels

The Rogers High girls softball team took a big step forward on Tuesday, May 9, by edging South Kingstown, 2-1, at Toppa Field in a thrilling contest that may have marked the two teams as Division II rivals for seasons to come. More...