September 7, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

Doing Something Grand

Conversation with Florence Archambault

There are many special days on the calendar, like Valentine’s Day or Halloween. And there are hundreds of rather obscure holidays, such as National Play-Doh Day and Wife Appreciation Day, both taking place later this month. More...

Newport Congregation Appeals Touro Synagogue Decision

The five-year saga continued on Sept. 5 as congregants of the oldest synagogue in America asked an appeals court to review a recent decision by a three-judge panel that ruled the property belongs to a congregation in New York. More...

Top Collegiate Tennis Players Coming to Newport

As the U.S. Open tennis tournament comes to a conclusion this weekend in New York City, tennis fans have enjoyed seeing many of the next generation of potential stars advance deeper into the championship than expected. More...

‘The Trip to Spain' Goes Nowhere

In their third road trip movie, “The Trip to Spain,” British comics Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon again play thinly fictionalized versions of themselves as they take their appetites, impersonations and musings on mortality to scenic locations all over More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Songwriter Joe Doyle Looks Back

All songwriters fantasize about hearing one of their compositions playing over the airwaves. Joe Doyle has experienced this numerous times, and for him it never gets old.  More...

Who Took Home the Silverware

Jamestown Local Wins 90th Around the Island Race

It was a case of waiting for the weather to improve before the start of the 90th Around the Island Race on Sept. 3. More...

Magellan Health to Bring 100 New Jobs to Rhode Island

Opportunities are coming to the Ocean State in the form of 100 new jobs.  In an Aug. 31 interview, Rhode Island Gov. Gina Raimondo broke the news with Newport This Week that Magellan Health was expanding its presence in the state.  More...

Sheffield School RFP Generating Interest

The City of Newport’s recently released Request for Proposal (RFP) for a general contractor to transform the former Sheffield School on Broadway into a technology incubator is attracting a great deal of interest.  More...

Black Philanthropy Grants Available

Nonprofits serving Rhode Island’s Black community may apply for nearly $90,000 in grants through the new Black Philanthropy Bannister Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation.  More...

Artist Finds Glass More than Half Full

Artist Natasha Harrison knew she wanted to work with glass from age 14 when the Rhode Island native took a glass-blowing class at an arts camp. More...

Premiere To Be Held as Free Screening

“Of Rails and Sails,” a documentary film by Joseph Daniel and Roger Vaughan about Arthur Curtiss James, America’s last railroad baron and legendary yachtsman, will have its world premiere on Thursday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. More...

Music Scene

Thursday, September 7  Noreys–Live jazz, 8:30 p.m.  The Pier–Charlie Meehan, 5-9 p.m.  Grace Vanderbilt–MSD Jazz Trio, 6:30-9:30 p.m. More...

On the Horizon

International Race for Club Pride   More...

Newport Sailing Calendar

September  .3 Around the Island Race - CYC  .9-16 Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup - NYYC  .14-17 Newport International Boat Show  .22 - 24 12 Metre North Americans - ILYC  .30 Sail for Hope - SN  October  .3-7 Melges 20 More...