October 12, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

Broadway Street Fair Bolsters Local Economy, Community

As Many as 10,000 Flock to Year Two

When Karl Nurse moved to Newport two years ago, it was for the world-renowned sailing. More...

Newport County Wild Women Past Honorees

2016–Christine Cunneen, Amy Davock, Felise Feingold, Joan Johnson-Fresse, Ph.D., Sally P. Mc- Donald, Esq., Niko Merritt , Brenda Nagle, Lisa Raiola, Annie Sherman- Luke, Carolann Silvia, Heather Strout, Diane Williamson.  More...

IYRS Open House

Hear about the unique opportunities for positions in the marine industry at the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) open house on Saturday, Oct. 28. More...

Holiday Assistance

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center has begun its holiday food and gift assistance sign-up. Registration will be held during food pantry hours: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and Wednesdays, from 4 to 6:30 p.m. More...

AARP Meeting

The Newport Chapter of AARP #207 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Oct. 16 at 1:30 p.m. at Fenner Hall. Brian Wallin, R.I. historian and author, will be the featured speaker. More...

Autumn Dinner Dance

The Portsmouth Multi-Purpose Senior Center is hosting an Autumn Dinner Dance on Saturday, Oct. 21, from 6 to 10 p.m. Dance music will be provided by the Silver Tones and a roast pork dinner will be served. Tickets are $16. More...

Middletown Soccer Celebration

All are welcome to celebrate Middletown Youth Soccer's 25th anniversary on Friday, Oct. 20 at The Atlantic Resort Newport. Tickets are $25 per person, which includes dinner and dancing to the sounds of The New 40. More...

Middletown Seeks Input for 275th Anniversary

The Middletown Town Council is looking to celebrate in a big way and it needs help from residents.  The council voted unanimously on Oct. 2 to establish a 275th Town Anniversary Committee to coordinate an historic celebration next year. More...

Newport School Committee Seeks Openness and Accountability

There was an air of renewed openness and accountability during the Oct. More...

A Spooktacular Guide to Halloween

Teens Make Pumpkin Cake Teens make an easy and delicious pumpkin cake in a mug, topped with caramel drizzle, and leave with a recipe, Oct. 5, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.   More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Musicians Give Back with Fundraiser

For several years, I have been writing about our outstanding local musicians, an eclectic group of individuals who, collectively, enrich our lives with their art. More...

Who Took Home the Silverware

Melges 20 Worlds

After eight races and eight different race winners, Drew Freides at the helm of Pacific Yankee with Morgan Reeser and Charlie Smythe as his crew took home the 2017 title of Melges 20 World Champions. More...

YMCA Program Comes to Met

The “Prescribe the Y Program” at the Newport County YMCA will be available for the first time at the Paul W. Crowley East Bay Met School on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 4 to 5 p.m.  More...

High School Football Roundup

Rogers High School broke into the win column last week by defeating Tolman High School, 28- 14, in Pawtucket on Friday night, Oct. 6. More...

Honorees of 2017

Special Luncheon Planned for Seven Newport County Women

The Women’s Resource Center (WRC), a domestic violence intervention and prevention services organization with offices in Newport and Warren, announces its Newport County “Wild Women” for 2017, and will honor them at a luncheon at no More...

Mosaic Club Meeting

The next meeting of the Mosaic Club of Newport County will be Thursday, Oct. 19 at the Newport Mainstay Hotel. The guest speaker will be Jim Bailey whose expertise is searching for lost history from the Colonial period. More...

Town Spring Update

A public information update meeting on the “Historic Newport Town Spring” will be held on Thursday, Oct. 19, at 5:30 p.m. at the Newport Public Library. More...

For What It’s Worth

I love these types of stories. “My great aunt was a seamstress for someone in one of the mansions around Ocean Drive and this item was given to her. More...

Friends of the Waterfront Cruise

The Friends of the Waterfront is hosting its “Annual Sunset Inspection Cruise” aboard the Amazing Grace on Saturday, Oct. 21. The one-hour harbor ride will begin at 4:30 p.m., rain or shine. Tickets are $25, $20 for members. More...

Parkinson's Support Group

A Parkinson's disease support group meets at 10 a.m. on the third Wednesday of each month at the Atria Aquidneck Place, 125 Quaker Hill Lane, Portsmouth. The next meeting is Wednesday, Oct. 18. For more information call Peter at 401- 258-9735.   More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Oct. 2 through Monday, Oct. 9 the Newport Police Department responded to 775 calls. Of those, 160 were motor vehicle related; there were 125 motor vehicle violations issued and 35 accident reports. More...

Pell Confronts Overcrowding

There’s good news and bad news coming out of Pell Elementary School. The good news is that plenty of Newport residents want to send their children to Pell. More...

Defending Public Access to Newport’s Harbor

In her role as defender of public access to Newport’s historic waterfront, Johanna Vietry is steadfast in her belief that condominiums, fences and other substantial structures should not hinder access to the sea. More...

Slick 'Blade Runner 2049' Lacks Soul

“Blade Runner,” director Ridley Scott’s 1982 adaptation of Philip K. Dick’s novel “Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?” was not initially a success. More...

Music Scene

Thursday, October 12 Buskers Pub: 7–11 p.m., Pat Cottrell Grace Vanderbilt: 6:30-9:30 p.m., MSD Jazz Trio Newport Playhouse, Listening Room: 7-9 p.m., From Newport to Nashville: Mark Gorman, Charlie Marie, & Richard Johnson Norey's: 7-10 p.m., Jo More...

Key dates for the 36th America's Cup

Nov. 30: AC75 Class concepts released to key stakeholders  Jan. 1: Entries for challengers open  Mar. 31: AC75 Class Rule published  June 30: Entries for challengers close   More...

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Islanders Lose Another Tight One

In a season of nail-biting heartbreakers, the Middletown boys soccer team fell to Wheeler 3-1 at Gaudet Field on Tuesday, Oct. 10.  Middletown, 3-8 in Div. II, had previously lost games this season by scores of 2-1, 3-1, 2-0 and 1-0. More...

Conquering Head Lice

PARENTS' CORNER

Parents are pretty darn strong. We work, drive the kids, feed the family, take care of pets, tutor, advise, worry, manage and discipline. We care for our little people when they are sick, and even when they are not so little. More...