November 2, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

Former Olympian Shares Skills, Passion at YMCA Swim Clinic

It was a dream come true for 10-year-old Ella Bard. Four-time Olympic swimmer Amanda Beard was standing less than 40 feet from her on Oct. 26 at the Newport County YMCA pool to teach a swim clinic. More...

Hydroponic Greenhouse Project on Track

Construction to Start in Early 2018

If all goes according to plan, a two-level hydroponic greenhouse in Newport’s North End will annually be producing 3 million heads of lettuce and more than 750,000 pounds of fresh leafy greens by the end of 2018. More...

Forum Shines Light on Women in Politics

When four-term representative and single-term Sen. Eleanor Slater was a member of the Rhode Island Legislature in the 1950s and ‘60s, she followed dozens of men who wouldn’t listen to her into the men’s room to champion her bills. More...

Newport Restaurant Week

Newport Restaurant Week takes place both in the spring and in the fall with more than 50 participating restaurants offering extraordinary three-course prix fixe lunches for $16 and three-course prix fixe dinners for $35. discovernewport.org More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Borello to Play Newport-To-Nashville Series

Most people are not cut out to live the life of a musician. Lots of travel, unpredictable schedules and an uncertain future are not for everybody. But this week’s featured musician, Matt Borrello, wouldn’t trade places with anyone.  More...

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Local Youth Sailing Wraps Up the Summer Season

The last regatta of the Newport summer sailing season for youth sailors didn't disappoint the 175 sailors who traveled from across Rhode Island, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maine, Colorado, New York, and Florida to compete in Sail Newport's annual Ha More...

Other Aquidneck Island Gridiron Action

Rogers High School traveled to battle a strong Cranston East squad on Oct. 27, but came up on the short end of a 40-20 score, falling to 1-5 in Division I-B. More...

City Council Hopes to Expand Recreational Options

The Newport City Council wants to improve recreational activities by expanding facilities in and around the neighborhoods near Miantonomi Park. More...

Newport Second in State in Low- or Moderate-Income Housing

A recently released housing report for Rhode Island shows that Newport is second only to Woonsocket in the percentage of residents who are classified as low--- or moderate-income. More...

Vestas Makes History in First Leg of Volvo Ocean Race

There was a broken water pump on the first day that left the crew without fresh water. On the fourth day, a disconnected water ballast hose filled the yacht with 800 liters of water. More...

Community Conversations All Month

Conversations about how schools affect our lives and the community were held on Oct. 30 at the Boys & Girls Club of Newport County and at the Claiborne Pell Elementary School. More...

‘Manolo' Portrays a Singular Artist

The fashion world has yielded a number of fascinating documentaries, such as “Valentino: The Last Emperor” (2008) and “Diana Vreeland: The Eye Has to Travel” (2011). More...

Music Scene

Thursday, November 2  Buskers Pub: 8 p.m.-12 a.m., TBA  Grace Vanderbilt: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Michael Johnson, Jazz Piano Norey's: 7:30-10:30 p.m., Alan Bernstein Quartet  Pour Judgement: 10 p.m., Bill Bartholomew  Speakeasy: 9:30 p.m More...

Local Actor Debuts in Gamm’s ‘Incognito’

Michael Liebhauser’s call to the curtain was virtually preordained. His father, Steven, met his mother, Maria, backstage in a play at Providence College. More...

GAME OF THE WEEK

Skippers Air Attack Sends Islanders to First Defeat

In a highly anticipated battle of unbeaten Division II squads, North Kingstown rose to the occasion and defeated Middletown 28-6 at Gaudet Field on Oct. More...