September 13, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

Pick a Square on the Square

A clarion call is going out to chalk artists of every age, talent level and aspiration to reserve a square on the Square.  Organizers of the Broadway Street Fair, which is scheduled for Oct. More...

A Legal Alien in Newport

As our spaceship hovered over the Atlantic Ocean, it felt like nothing was moving, not even the clouds. I couldn't force myself to sleep, no matter how much I tried, because I knew that my first day at work was only a few hours away. More...

Adaptive Surf Clinic to Catch Sachuest Waves

For those leading their daily lives with a disability, whether mental or physical (or both), the search for moments of peace and calm can become a minute-to-minute exercise.  In coastal enclaves, including ours on the Rhode Island coast, the oce More...

17th Annual ‘Rotary at the Fort’ Car Festival

The Middletown Rotary Club will hold its 17th annual Fall Car/ Truck/Motorcycle Festival at Fort Adams State Park on Sunday, Sept. 23. More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Having the Time of Her Life

When kids play, they often fantasize about making the big time. While sports-minded youngsters might pretend they’re hitting a grand slam in the World Series, musical kids put on shows and skits and imagine they’re on Broadway. More...

Grandmasters Team Race

With the last of the team racing regattas wrapped up for the season, New York Yacht Club managed to defend its title, beating out Southern Yacht Club from New Orleans.  First run in 2010, the New York Yacht Club Grandmasters Team Race skippers m More...

Iconic 12-Metre Class Heading to City

Boats from around the world will be making the pilgrimage to Newport on Sept. 20-23 for the 12-Metre North American Championship. The regatta will serve as a warm-up for the 12-Metre World Championship coming to Newport next July. More...

Locals Competing in Sardinia, Italy

The annual Rolex Maxi Championships will again be held on the waters of Sardinia, Italy with the Yacht Club Costa Smeralda hosting the giants of the international sailing circuit. More...

NYC Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the second race in its Fall Series was held on Sunday, Sept. 9. The following are the results for the race:  A Class: 1. Full Send, Melges 32, Ben & Kelley Steinberg; 2. Bella, Highland 32, Mark Nannini.  More...

Upcoming Games

MIDDLETOWN HIGH SCHOOL Sept. 14 7 p.m.vs East Greenwich High School Sept. 22 12 p.m. @ Juanita/Wheeler/PCD Football Co-op Sept. 28 7 p.m. vs Westerly ROGERS HIGH SCHOOL Sept. 14 7 p.m. @ West Warwick High School More...

Fair Refill Station

The Broadway Street Fair Committee will rent a Water- Monster refill station. The portable self-serving bulk water dispenser is equipped with multiple outlets, while the capacity is equivalent to 1,000 16-ounce water bottles or 3,000 paper cups. More...

City Appoints Communications Officer

Tom Shevlin has been named the new communications officer for the City of Newport and is already gathering feedback from various important sources in an effort to improve how officials get the word out to the public and each other.  More...

Workshop Series Aims for Civic Enlightenment

For Middletown residents hoping to learn more about the history, structure and process of their local government, a six-part discussion series at the Middletown Public Library is looking to provide some answers.  More...

‘Gentlemen’s’ Ride for Causes

On Sunday, Sept. 30 at 4 p.m., as the autumn sun begins to dip behind the mansions on Bellevue Avenue, Jonathan Magnus, his tweed vest and tie matching his bike, will step off the curb and onto his motorcycle at the Audrain Automobile Museum.  More...

Whirlwind Week of Movies in Toronto

FILM REVIEW

At the Toronto International Film Festival, it’s worth the exhaustion of running around to catch multiple movies throughout the day and night for the exhilaration of finding small gems or a major release that’s likely headed for Oscar gol More...

Live Music Loses Local Venue

When Jimmy’s Saloon announced that they’d be closing their doors, local musicians were dealt a hard blow. Although Jimmy’s has been in business since 1976, it has only been concentrating on live music for the last dozen years. More...

Newport Hosts 420 World Championship

Sailors racing under the flags of the United States, Australia, Canada, Chile, France, Great Britain, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, and the U.S. More...

The 52 Super Series Fourth Regatta

Newport’s Dean Barker, racing in the strategist role on one-design Quantum Racing, raised the trophy aloft for the third time this season in the 52 Super Series at the Puerto Portals, Mallorca, Spain.  More...

Classics Grace Harbor for Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta

The inaugural Narragansett Bay Classic Yacht Rendezvous and the 39th Annual Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta ended on a spectacular summer day on Aug. 26. More...

Islanders Thump Vikings in Gridiron Opener

In a Division II intra-island contest that saw first-game jitters produce numerous mistakes, Middletown High ran through Rogers High 31- 12 on Sept. 7 at Toppa Field. More...