July 27, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

Doris Duke Preservation Awards Announced

The Newport Restoration Foundation and the City of Newport have announced the winners of the 2017 Doris Duke Preservation Awards, which are presented each year to three recently completed projects that exemplify excellence in the preservation of Newp More...

A Simple Gesture That Could Save a Life

It’s a simple gesture, just a wave. But it could save a life by acknowledging that drivers, pedestrians and bicyclists have been seen. More...

Seasonal Workforce Impacted by Change in Visa Progam

As with seasonal residents, college students and vacationers, spring in Newport means the return of seasonal workers. More...

Woodstock Era Exhibit

The portrait exhibit, “Elliott Landy: Photographs 1967-1969” will open at the Newport Antiques Show Gala Preview Party at St. George’s School on July 27, from 5 – 9 p.m. More...

'You Can't Take It With You' Still Delightful

It is almost fitting that Portsmouth Community Theater is holding a “Pay What You Can Night” on Friday, July 28 for their bold summer production, “You Can’t Take It With You,” that runs through Aug. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Jumping into the Music Scene

Making music with friends can be one of life’s greatest joys. And for one local musician, Robert Johnson Howard, the driving force behind organizing live music shows is the enjoyment and camaraderie he shares with his fellow musicians. More...

Sailing Giants Return to Newport

The annual Candy Store Cup superyacht edition will see the return of 11 sailing giants when the fleet hits Narragansett Bay on Thursday, July 27.  More...

Newport Trophy Regatta Series

The waters off Newport were alive with 12 Metres when the Newport Trophy Regatta took place over July 21-23. The event was hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club. More...

Merritt Fund Grants Awarded

Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) has awarded 15 grants totaling over $14,000 to local community and neighborhood groups through its annual grant program, the Merritt Neighborhood Fund. Grant awards ranged from $250 to $2,000.  More...

Malkovich Family Prepares Goodbye

As the 50th anniversary of the remarkable Newport Music Festival that his family trumpeted approaches next year, Mark Malkovich IV and his mother Joan were finishing the coda of their swan song. More...

Proposed Hotel Hearing Delayed

NEWPORT ZONING BOARD

As expected, a hearing before the Newport Zoning Board of Review on Monday, July 24 on the proposed hotel at the former Newport Yachting Center was continued to a special meeting on Monday, Sept. 18. More...

Summer Meals Program Open to All

On any given weekday afternoon in the summer, there are more than 100 students eating meals at parks across Newport, thanks to the National School Breakfast and Lunch Programs. More...

'Dunkirk' is a War Film for the Ages

It is impossible not to be awed by the singular artistry of writer-director Christopher Nolan even if one isn’t a fan of his effects-laden, super commercial blockbusters like “The Dark Knight,” “Inception” and “Interstellar.” The guy knows how to mak More...

Music Scene

Thursday, July 27  Buskers Pub–Sean Connell, 8 p.m.  Gulf Stream Bar & Grille–John & Joanne, 6-9 p.m.  Noreys–Michael Barclay deTolly and Barkode, 8:30 p.m. More...

Remembering Robie

Sailing lost a local stalwart on July 12 when Robie Pierce passed away. Known for his quick wit and enthusiastic ways, he was the first to help any sailor work toward their goal. More...

Newport Sailing Calendar July - August 2017

Regatta Schedule  July  27-29 Candy Store Cup - Newport Shipyard  28 2017 New England Solo/ Twin Championships – NYC  August  4-6 Morgan Cup Team Race - NYYC   More...

JYC Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the sixth race in its summer series race on Tuesday, July 25 The following are the results for the race:  More...