May 31, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

Conversation with Hank Lawler

Coffee Shop Serves Daily Kindness

Every morning, for more than 30 years, Hank Lawler has left his apartment and driven to the Dunkin’ Donuts on Broadway before 6 a.m. to help set up for another busy day of serving coffee, donuts, muffins, croissants and joy. More...

Town and City See Wide Divide in Liquor Licenses

Although they share a common slice of Atlantic Ocean waterfront, there is a wide gulf between Middletown and Newport when it comes to the cost of a liquor license. More...

Public Hearing on Budget Announced

NEWPORT

After the citizen’s forum at the May 23 Newport City Council meeting, a public hearing for the biennial budget for the fiscal year 2019 was announced for May 30. “This council is just receiving the budget. More...

IYRS Graduates First Digital Modeling and Fabrication Class

On June 2, the IYRS School of Technology and Trades will have its annual graduation and boat launch ceremony. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Zambrotta Does a Little of Everything, Well

Sports and music often go together well. When I was in Nashville last year, I happened upon former Yankees baseball great Bernie Williams playing flawless guitar. There are countless examples of athletes who are also accomplished musicians. More...

West Coast Racing in the Pac52 Class

Racing on the West Coast in the Pac52 class season opener regatta were Newport sailors Sam Loughborough, Kris Matthews, Jamie Haines, Tom O’Donnell and Jeff McCooey, who all sailed with the TP52 Interlodge 6 in the 2018 Yachting Cup hosted by S More...

New Boat First in TP52 Season Opener

After a winter spent in a boat shed in Northern Italy, the new TP52 Provezza, with local sailors Chris Hosking and Tony Rey onboard, raced its first regatta for the 2018 52 Super Series in Sibenik, Croatia. More...

Who Took Home the Silverware

Aquidneck Island’s Will Welles and his team on the J/24 Bogus took it to the wire when they raced at the J/24 North American Championships held in Charleston, South Carolina at the beginning of May. More...

Rhode Island Leukemia Cup

Local sailors will raise funds for the annual Rhode Island Leukemia Cup on June 2, benefiting The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS). More...

Time to Rein in the ‘Promposal’

SLICE OF LIFE

Now that prom season is coming to a close I would like to bring the subject of the “promposal” some much needed adult attention. More...

Broken Elevator Cancels Zoning Meeting

The monthly meeting of the Newport Zoning Board of Review was suddenly canceled on Tuesday, May 29, because of a broken elevator. More...

School Budget Focal Point of Public Hearing

MIDDLETOWN

There was not an empty seat in the house at the first of two scheduled public hearings that took place May 23 at Middletown Town Hall to receive input and discuss the town’s pending 2019 budget. More...

Working Cities Newport Holds Dinner

Working Cities Newport came to the Martin Luther King Jr. Center on May 23 to hold the first of a monthly series of dinners as part of a grant that is funding organizational meetings involving the downtown’s low-income community. More...

Film Offers ‘New Way of Seeing’ van Gogh

FILM REVIEW

Vincent van Gogh’s life and work is now the stuff of legend, portrayed in many films, from “Lust for Life” (1956) to last year’s gorgeous, animated “Loving Vincent.”  More...

Music Scene

Thursday, May 31 Buskers Pub: 8 p.m.-12 a.m., Pat Cottrell Grace Vanderbilt: 6:30-9:30 p.m., MSD Jazz Trio Midtown Oyster Bar: 9 p.m.-12 a.m., John Erikson Norey’s: 8-11 p.m., Manny Morales Jazz Quintet:  More...

VOR Gone, But Still Plenty Happening

With the Volvo Ocean Race teams heading to the next stopover in Cardiff, Wales, the local sailing scene is set to see plenty of action on Narragansett Bay over the coming summer months. More...

New York Yacht Club Annual Regatta

Sailors from across the U.S. will be heading to town for the 164th New York Annual Regatta on June 8-10. More...

Newport Bermuda Race to Begin

Nearly 200 boats are currently entered for the iconic Newport Bermuda Race, with the smallest entry being the 9.91-meter Morris 32.5 Selkie racing in the Finisterre Division, which was formerly the Cruiser Division. More...

Vestas Volvo Update

It was a fourth place finish for Vestas 11th Hour Racing in Leg 9 of the Volvo Race. The 3,300 nm transatlantic crossing from Newport to Cardiff, Wales lasted 8 days, 11 hours and 9 minutes for the nine crew members onboard.  More...