October 10, 2013 RSS feed / Front Page

No Change for Yacht Club Lease

After becoming the subject of controversy earlier this year, the city's lease with the Newport Yacht Club appears safe.  In a report issued earlier this month, City Manager Jane Howington told council members that the lease terms have remained w More...

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Mainsheet

Falling for Lucy's Hearth

Two hundred supporters really did "Fall for Lucy's Hearth" last week at a festive cocktail fundraiser at the International Tennis Hall of Fame, garnering $40,000 for the transitional shelter for homeless women and children.  Legendary auctioneer More...

Faith Community

FAITH COMMUNITY

Athletic Attire Welcomed   Calvary United Methodist Church, at 200 Turner Rd. in Middletown, right across from the athletic fields at Gaudet, welcomes early bird athletes to a come-as-you-are service at 8 a.m. on Sunday mornings. More...

Nature

Discovering Natural Treasures

A good friend of mine once told me that “95% of life is simply showing up–it’s what you do with the other 5% that is truly important.” Bird watching and other observations of nature follow the same rule because you can’t More...

Obituaries

Roberta “Bobbi” Anne (Gederman) Croce, 72, of Middletown,

passed away Oct. 2, 2013 of lymphoma. She was the wife of Paul Croce. Donations in her memory may be made to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, 1210 Pontiac Ave., Cranston, RI 02920.   More...

Ethel L. Davis, 104,

of Newport, passed away Oct. 3, 2013 at Heatherwood Nursing and Subacute Center Newport. She was chosen Miss Newport in 1931. She worked for the New England Telephone Co. for 45 years. More...

Louise Mae (Alley) Downing, 74,

of Middletown, passed away Oct. 6, 2013 at home surrounded by family. She was the wife of Gerard M. Downing. Besides her husband, she is survived by her children, Gerard M. Downing III and his wife Kim, Steven B. Downing and his wife Stacey, Jill M. More...

State for Welcome Center

The state's historic preservation office has shed new light on its decision to sign off on a plan by the Preservation Society of Newport County to construct a welcome center on the grounds of The Breakers. In an Oct. More...

Citywide Beautification Project Begins with Daffodils

“Newporters are literally going ‘daffy’ over this project,” John Hirschboeck says of the upcoming million daffodil bulb planting effort. More...

 

Around Town

Eisenhower House to Be Restored

The Rhode Island Department of Administration (RIDOA) has announced the restoration and revitalization of the historic Eisenhower House, which currently is managed by the Rhode Island Historic Preservation and Heritage Commission.  More...

Spanning the Globe

Jim & Laurel Kenney (left) of Portsmouth and Pat & Mike Heller of Newport brought their copies of NTW with them “across the pond” so they might stay informed while on a recent tre More...

Mark Your Calendar

The Newport Tree Society’s Saplings & Spirits event to be held on Thursday, Oct. 17 at Merrillton, 25 Bowery St. will offer a rare view of a remarkable private property. The festivities run 5:30-7:30 p.m. More...

Calendar

CALENDAR

Thursday  October 10  Nature Storytime Norman Bird Sanctuary hosts nature themed story time with craft, animal or discovery walk, dress for the weather, preschoolers ages 3+, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m., members $3, non-members More...

Calling All Wizards

Escobar’s Highland Farm Corn Maze in Portsmouth will celebrate Harry Potter Day on Saturday, Oct. 12, 12-4 p.m. More...

Music & Pet Festival

The “Dog & Pony Show,” Newport’s premier music and pet festival, is taking over the north lawn at Fort Adams on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 11 a.m. – 5 p.m. (Rain date: Oct. More...