February 15, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

Night to Shine Prom

OceanPointe Christian Church served as one of more than 450 churches around the world that simultaneously hosted Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, on Friday, Feb. 9. More...

Scholarships

Slom Scholarship Fund   More...

Middletown Principal Retires After 40 Years

As budget negotiations heat up between the Middletown School Committee and the town council, the Feb. 8 school committee meeting was relatively quiet with the exception of a major retirement announcement. More...

Navy Names New Ship USNS Newport

On Feb. 13, Richard V. Spencer, secretary of the U.S. Navy announced that the next Expeditionary Fast Transport (EPF) ship will be named after Rhode Island’s City by the Sea.  More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Piltz Still a Presence on the Music Scene

For a teacher, watching one’s students apply the lessons they were taught is a very satisfying experience. More...

Winless Middletown Upbeat, Despite Losses

GAME OF THE WEEK

Middletown High School’s girls’ basketball coach Michael Yates and assistant coach Bill Waterman gingerly walked up to freshman forward Maya Florendo, who was lying on the hardwood under the basket, crying and holding the corner of her fo More...

February Brings the Year of the Dog

This month, on the 16th, we will bid farewell to the Chinese Year of the Rooster, and welcome the friendly and reliable Year of the Dog.  More...

Mayor and Panel to Speak at ALN Forum

“The State of the City, Newport, Rhode Island,” a public forum presented by the Alliance for a Livable Newport, will be held on Tuesday, Feb. 27, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Pell Elementary School. More...

Extended Care for Foster Teens

A new program to assist teens who “age out” of the child welfare system without a permanent living arrangement is expected to help Rhode Island youth maintain adult connections and receive support after they have exited foster care.  More...

Oscar Shorts are Long on Substance

FILM REVIEW

Short films and animated gems were once included in the price of admission to the cinema. Today, shorts are plentiful in film festivals and online platforms, but the average moviegoer has to make an effort to see them.  More...

Music Scene

Thursday, February 15 Bay Voyage, Jamestown: 6:30-9:30 p.m., Julio Amaro 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: 10 p.m., Z& More...

NEWPORT Winter Festival

Grodin Brings Down-to-Earth Humor to Gurney’s

Comic Marion Grodin once demonstrated her take on life on “The View,” where she described seeing her middle-aged body exposed under harsh artificial light in the changing room of a retail store. More...