Harboring a Passion

Newport Boat Show Returns to Waterfront

The Newport International Boat Show encompasses 13 acres of Newport’s downtown waterfront. Exhibitors from near and far offer a full range of new powerboats and sailboats, plus a full-range of marine products, services and accessories. The harbor will also boost the Bowen’s Wharf Newport Wooden Boat Show where the best builders and restorers will showcase their craftsmanship. In-water exhibitors will […]

Challenge Features Local Foods



It’s one of the most hated four-letter words in the English language, yet you’ll never find it scrawled on a bathroom wall or hear teenagers taunting each other with it. Still, it’s a word that makes most people shudder. Diet. No doubt you’ve heard about miracle diets for health and well-being, such as celebrity diets, fad diets, juice fasts, spa […]

Developer to Meet with Neighbors



The developer of the former Cranston-Calvert School is taking time to specify his plans to meet the satisfaction of the city’s approving boards and, perhaps more important, to meet the approval of his prospective new neighbors. The project to turn the former school into more than 30 apartments was up for review this week at the Sept. 10 Planning Board […]

Middletown Adds Recycling Option



Middletown residents looking to rid themselves of unwanted items will get an additional option if a planned partnership with a for-profit company is executed with the town. At the urging of Middletown recycling coordinator and operations and facilities manager Will Cronin, the Town Council voted on Sept. 4 to authorize town administrator Shawn Brown to seal an agreement with SimpleRecycling, […]

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. 6, are encouraging professional artists, dabblers, families, children and other groups to participate in the first annual chalk artistry exhibition from noon to 6 p.m. in […]

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. In order to minimize the purchase of single-use plastic water bottles, people are encouraged to bring a water bottle from home and refill […]

Last Call for AARP Tax Aide Volunteers



The AARP Tax Aide Program new volunteer orientation will be held Sept. 25, 27 and 28, at the Newport Library from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This AARP tax program assists seniors and lower income tax payers prepare and file tax returns. The orientation classes will introduce new volunteers to tax preparation software, and describe IRS certification and other program […]

Tennis Tournaments



This weekend two tennis tournaments are scheduled at the Pop Flack Tennis Courts: the Men’s Doubles Open, will be on Saturday Sept. 15, with a 10 a.m. start-time; and the Women’s Doubles Open will be Sunday, Sept. 16, with a noon start-time. The 2018 Women’s Singles Tournament was postponed and the new date is to-be-determined. For tournament information and registration […]

Learn How to Promenade



The Town Howlers Square Dance Club of Portsmouth is holding free open house evenings of dancing on Sunday Sept. 16, 23 and 30, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Casual dress and no experience necessary. The dances will be held at the Portsmouth Multi -Purpose Center, 110 Bristol Ferry Road, Portsmouth. For more information, email townhowlers@townhowlers.org or call 401-849-6266.

Pickleball 101



Pickleball is a paddle game that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Newport Recreation is offering classes to give adults the chance to learn and play the game. The free beginner clinics, known as Pickleball 101, are designed for individuals who have never played before, or are very new to the game. Instruction will include basic rules and […]