December 21, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

Holiday Tours at Historic Houses of Worship

Nine of Newport’s historic houses of worship will open their doors to the public on Tuesday, Dec. 26 to share their holiday traditions and showcase their holiday decorations and displays.  More...

Historic District Commission

After several failed attempts to hold a hearing on two proposed dormitories on the campus of Salve Regina University, the Historic District Commission set a date for two special meetings on Jan. 23 and Jan. 25. More...

Polar Plunge Helps Wishes Come True

For many locals, the Newport Polar Plunge at Easton’s Beach is simply a fun, adventurous way to kick off the new year. But there’s a deeper takeaway from the annual New Year’s Day tradition. More...

Gary Oldman Shines in ‘Darkest Hour’

FILM REVIEW

In Joe Wright’s 2007 film “Atonement,” his five-minute tracking shot of troops stranded on the beaches of Dunkirk encompasses the drama and magnitude of the event. More...

Music Scene

Thursday, December 21 Grace Vanderbilt: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Michael Johnson, Jazz Piano Midtown: 9-10p.m.., John Erikson Norey’s: 7:30-10:30 p.m., Dino Govoni Q’tet Pour Judgement: 10 p.m., Mark Milloff  More...

Local Sailors Compete

A number of local sailors, racing under the flags of Australia, Italy and the United States, will line up in Sydney, Australia on Dec. 26 for the 73rd annual Rolex Sydney Hobart Yacht Race. More...

Frostbite Sailors Race in Frigid Weather

Thirty-two sailors left the snowwhite blanket on the shore to take to the water in Newport for the fifth week of racing in the Laser 413 Frostbite season. More...

Sailors Head South for Winter

Austin and Gwen Fragomen’s Volvo 70 Interlodge set a new course record of 5 hours, 11 minutes, 39 seconds in the 61st Wirth M. Munroe race on Dec. 1 that went from Miami to Palm Beach, Florida. More...

Holiday Doorway Contest Winners

Grand prize: 42 Thames St. More...

HISTORIC OPERA HOUSE To Play Its Part Once Again

When the curtain went up on Dec. 28, 1867 at the Newport Opera House, the patrons in Washington Square basked in the drama, “Lucretia Borgia,” and delighted in a farce presented by the Howard Athenaeum of Boston.  More...

Don’t Just Gift. Gift a Donation

This is the time of year when we rack our brains to think of creative, useful gifts for the multitude of people in our lives. Some people find this quite easy, but for others, the ideas are few and far between. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Former Warm-Up for Benatar Wows Local Scene

There is so much musical talent on Aquidneck Island that sometimes it’s easy to take it for granted. If you venture out to one of our bars, restaurants, vineyards or festivals, you’re guaranteed to hear world-class musicians. More...

Southern Ocean Serves up Big Winds, Big Seas for Volvo Ocean Race Sailors

The Southern Ocean, with a reputation for extreme conditions, held up its side of the bargain for the 63 sailors racing towards Melbourne, Australia in the 6,500-nautical mile third leg of the Volvo Ocean Race.  Winds were clocked at 50 knots, a More...

Melges 20 Warm Water Racing

Drew Freides and his crew on Pacific Yankee, racing under the New York Yacht Club burgee, took top spot in the first regatta in the International Melges 20 Miami Winter Series that was raced at host club Coconut Grove Sailing Club. More...

Middletown Cagers Win Wild Scrap vs. Tolman

GAME OF THE WEEK

When you want to rock, you find the DJ. More...