February 22, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

First Black History Festival Celebrated in City

“If race has no history, if it has no worthwhile tradition, it becomes a negligible factor in the thought of the world, and it stands in danger of becoming exterminated.” – Carter G. Woodson More...

NAACP Awards

At the NAACP’s 2017 award ceremony, Randy Butler was among the evening’s honorees. More...

Land Trust’s Trusted Resources

For anyone driving or walking through Newport, Portsmouth and Middletown, it’s hard not to notice the Aquidneck Land Trust’s (ALT’s) 28 years of conservation work: open spaces, sprawling farmland, clean waterways, manicured trails, More...

HDC Voices Concerns Over Boutique Hotel Plan

Again, at the same Feb. 20 meeting, the issue of size, scale and compatibility drew negative reviews from the Historic District Commission on another proposed project.  More...

Locals Prepare for Caribbean 600

The 10th RORC Caribbean 600 race began Feb. 19, with 87 boats competing in an event that winds around 11 islands, beginning off the coast of Antigua.  More...

NYC Frostbite Results

After a week off due to bad weather the Newport Yacht Club Frostbite Series recommenced Sunday, Feb. 18. Twenty nine participated in eight races on a sunny day with temperature in the 40s and wind out of the northwest at about 10-15 knots. More...

‘Call Me by Your Name’ a Thing of Beauty

FILM REVIEW

Italian director Luca Guadagnino’s lush and lyrical “Call Me by Your Name” is about first love, but it’s also about culture, family and beauty in all its forms. More...

Music Scene

Thursday, February 22 Bay Voyage, Jamestown: 6:30- 9:30 p.m., James Thomas Grace Vanderbilt: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Michael Johnson’s MSD Trio Midtown Oyster Bar: 9-10 p.m., John Erikson Newport Blues Cafe: 9 p.m., T More...

Creating a Heritage

Veronica Mays will present a talk on her African-American heritage quilts at the Newport Public Library, on Feb. 26. There will be a meet and greet at 6 p.m. More...

Icons of History

Local artist Estella Miller's portrait drawings of famous African Americans are on display at the Newport Public Library from Feb. 1-28. More...

Robbery Suspect No Stranger to Police

The novelty of an Orange (taxi) Cab being pulled over by police made Michelle Lacy take notice. Lacy, an employee of Del Nero Laundry on Farewell Street for more than 13 years, saw the arrest of robbery suspect Randy Demello, on Feb. More...

Bridge and Ramps Workshop

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) is holding a public workshop on Thursday, March 1, from 6 to 7 p.m. at the Newport City Hall. RIDOT is proposing to reconstruct and reconfigure the Pell Bridge approaches in Newport. More...

Locals Recognized By U.S. Sailing and RIMTA

Judy Clagett McLennan, president and co-founder of the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta, was awarded the Gay S. Lynn Memorial Trophy at the recent U.S. Sailing Leadership Forum in St. Petersburg Florida. More...

Director Brings Passion, Experience to newportFILM

Nonprofits are in Rebecca Bertrand’s blood. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Eberhart’s Voice is His Instrument

Sometimes, a musician wears his emotions on his sleeve. The first time you watch vocalist Maceo Eberhart perform, you’ll see a musician getting lost in his song, and it’s beautiful to observe.  More...