June 15, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

This Week's Conversation with Erin Parete

Erin Parete, a Newport resident, has taken on an unusual mission: she’s walking across the country. Having been a distance hiker for 20 years and driven across the country seven times, she figured it was time to walk across. More...

NEWPORT GULLS

Watch America’s favorite pastime with the Gulls,  Newport’s collegiate wooden bat league team,  401-845-6832.  Home Games Begin at 6:35 p.m. More...

Beach Volleyball

The Tuesday evening beach volleyball league at Easton’s Beach is looking for new players 21-and-over. All abilities are welcome. The league begins on June 20. Register at app.mysocialsports.com/ leagues/438/. More...

‘Hoods Up’

All Dads get in free this Sunday at the Newport Car Museum when accompanied by a family member. And on Saturday, there’s a special “Hoods Up” session from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, June 5 through Monday, June 12, the Newport Police Department responded to 725 calls. Of those, 113 were motor vehicle related; there were 80 motor vehicle violations issued and 33 accident reports.  More...

No New Hope Yet

The new owners of the former Hope Food and Spirits restaurant on Broadway didn’t have a name for the business when the liquor license changed hands. But they do now. More...

Middletown Hotel Opens for Business

The long-awaited hotel in Middletown, the Atlantic Beach Resort, is now open for business. More...

End in Sight for Lane Closures

A two-month reprieve from lane closures on the Newport Bridge is about two weeks out, according to the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA). More...

No Roof Left Behind

This year’s No Roof Left Behind™ winners, Kevin and Kimberly DeMello, watched Wednesday, June 14 as the roof of their 14 Garfield St. home was replaced in a matter of hours.  More...

SAVE the DATE

June  23  NEWPORT FLOWER SHOW OPENING NIGHT COCKTAIL PARTY, The Preservation Society of Newport, Rosecliff, newportmansions.org  24   More...

Tower at Miantonomi Park Open Sundays

As a part of the Newport Open Space Partnership and Miantonomi Exploration Days, the Aquidneck Land Trust and the city of Newport announced new summer hours for the tower at Miantonomi Park. More...

Photo Guild Marks 30 Years

There is an old joke that says: “I was going to join a photography club, but I discovered it was one big clique (click).” More...

Music Scene

Thursday, June 15  Buskers Pub–Sean Connell, 8 p.m.  Gulf Stream Bar & Grille–Alan Bernstein, 6-9 p.m.  Newport Sportsman's Club– Open mic, 8-11 p.m. More...

Cluny Holds Two Closing Celebrations in June

Cluny School will hold two events to celebrate 60 years of Catholic education in Newport and to commemorate the school’s closing at the end of the academic year. The Sisters of St. More...

“ I Must Go Down to the Sea …”

Often, the best part of going fishing is enjoying the solitude and beauty of your surroundings. When you can appreciate just that part, the catching of fish is a bonus. More...

GEORGE DONNELLY SUNSET LEAGUE

Thursday, June 15 @ 7:30 p.m. Brothers Oven vs Rathskeller Saturday, June 17 @ 12:15 p.m. Rathskeller vs RR Legion Town Dock vs RR Construction @3p.m. Sunday, June 18 @ 7 p.m. Brothers Oven vs RR Legion Thursda More...

Newport Kids Pitch, Hit and Run

Representatives from the Newport Recreation Department participated in the state finals of the Pitch, Hit and Run competition, the Major League Baseball skills competition for youth, at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket on June 3. More...

Pickleball 101

Learn to play one of the fastest growing sports for men and women of all ages. More...

Stuffed Animal Repair Clinic

Inject new life into much-loved toys at a stuffed animal repair clinic on Saturday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to noon at Stitchery, 14 Potomac Ave., Portsmouth. More...

Photo

The pocket park at Marlborough Street and Broadway is one of the last spots completed in the streetscape projects. (Photo by Lynne Tungett) More...

Business Limited for Polo Center Expansion

A zoning change that will allow an expansion of the Polo Center on Aquidneck Avenue in Middletown prohibits tattoo parlors, adult-oriented establishments, cafes, bars, gas stations, supermarkets or drive-up restaurants. More...

Newport Teacher of the Year Chosen for Accomplishments

Jessica Rosa was floored when she found out that she was chosen as the 2017 Newport School District’s Teacher of the Year. More...

Poetry of the Wild Takes Off on Aquidneck Island

Poetry, which is often thought of as being quite personal, is now being made more public for visitors and residents in our area through the Poetry of the Wild project that launched in Newport early last month. More...

STYLE WEEK

Child & Family has announced that its signature benefit, Au Courant, will be Friday, July 14 at 7 p.m. at historic Fort Adams. More...

Boys and Men for All Seasons

Two very different, equally compelling exhibits at the Newport Art Museum offer layered and poetic looks at men and masculinity. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Jonathan Perry A Listening Room Comes to Town

Writing a mediocre song is easy. I should know; I’ve written dozens of them! Crafting a good song is an art form that takes time. Jonathan Perry, a local performer, understands this. More...

A Unique Spin on the Classics

Before Jamey Simoes opened Corner Cafe 14 years ago with co-owner Mary Odonohoe, he worked in restaurants in Aspen, San Francisco, Los Angeles and Santa Barbara. More...

Rogers Students Set Sail on the Oliver Hazard Perry

ON THE WATERFRONT

A group of Rogers High School students recently returned from an education-at-sea excursion on the tall ship Oliver Hazard Perry with a wealth of knowledge and experience to bring back to the classroom.  More...

The Controversial Umbrella Rig

No proud fisherman, angling along the New England coast in all kinds of ungodly weather, would ever be caught dead with an umbrella. Unless, of course, you want to get monster striped bass and bluefish. More...