August 2, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

Philosophy on a Summer’s Afternoon

Once again, this summer, philosophers and scholars have been welcomed to Whitehall, the home of George Berkeley, to spend several weeks in residence, inspired by the iconic, colonial farmhouse and its grounds and to share their knowledge and enthusia More...

Strong Female Viewpoints Mark ‘The Fairer Sex’

ART REVIEW

There’s nothing demure about “The Fairer Sex,” the new show at Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design running through Aug. 19.  More...

The Black Tie Band: A High-Performance Machine

For all of recorded history, live music has been an integral part of our life celebrations. More...

Fishing for a Cause Raises $220,000

The 8th annual Fishing for A Cause and Seaside Dinner raised more than $220,000 to benefit children and families of Meeting Street. Fishermen, and women hit the waters of Buzzards Bay at the end of June for a two-day catch and release tournament. More...

Spookie Shines at NYYC Race Week

ON THE WATERFRONT

Steve and Heidi Benjamin’s Spookie captured a second straight title in the 11th edition of the biennial New York Yacht Club Race Week, which took place over five days on Narragansett Bay and off Brenton Point.  More...

Around the Island Race

The 91st Annual Conanicut Yacht Club Around the Island Race will be held on Sunday, Sept. 2nd and take the competitors on an 18-mile course around Conanicut Island. The race, which begins at 11 a.m. More...

41 Foolish Years

The 41st annual Fools’ Rules Regatta, sponsored by the Jamestown Yacht Club will be held on Saturday, Aug. 18, on the Town Beach, East Ferry in Jamestown. The cannon will be fired at 9 a.m. More...

Newport Regattas/ Races

August  .3-5 Morgan Cup – NYYC .17-19 Hinman Masters – NYYC .17-18 Ida Lewis Distance Race .18 Fool’s Rules Regatta - JYC .24-26 NYYC Grandmasters .25-26 Newport Classic Yacht Regatta - ILYC   More...

Short-Term Rentals Debate Continues

Newport’s Short-Term Rental Investigatory Group continued to discuss the challenges facing the city with the growth of these units at a workshop on July 26 at the Newport Public Library. More...

Vets Get ‘Reel' Therapy

In 2006, a Connecticut schoolteacher learned that more veterans were dying each day by their own hand than in combat. More...

‘I’ve Gotta Be Me’ Soars as Show Biz Portrait

FILM REVIEW

The first major film documentary about one-of-a-kind entertainer Sammy Davis Jr., director Sam Pollard’s “Sammy Davis Jr.: I’ve Gotta Be Me” is an irresistible look at a legendary life and career, but also an important chronic More...

Movies on the Rocks

Friends of Ballard Park’s Movies on the Rocks series kicks off on Wednesday, Aug. 8. The free screenings will be shown at dusk in the quarry meadow off of Hazard Road on Wednesdays in August. More...

JYC Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the seventh race in its Summer Series on Tuesday, July 31. The following are the results for the race:  More...

Who Took Home the Silverware

The road to the America’s Cup goes through Cascais, Portugal and the Rolex TP52 World Championship. More...

420 World Championships

With the Volvo Ocean Race and Newport-Bermuda Race in the books, Newport has already had a busy summer of international sailing competitions.  More...

On the Horizon

August is a busy month for New York Yacht Club with the Morgan Cup Team Race, the Hinman Masters Team Race and the NYYC Grandmasters Team Race on the schedule.  More...

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