April 16, 2015 RSS feed / Around Town

New Tennis Director to Put Ball in Youth Court

It is a score of love-love for Wimbledon champion John Austin and the International Tennis Hall of Fame, as the retired athlete begins a new set serving as tennis director. More...

Valet Service May Hit Some Bumps

In the week since Newport city councilors unanimously approved a permit for a downtown valet service, the plan may be facing headwinds.  More...

City Manager Hiring Update

The recruitment firm hired by the City of Newport to identify competitive candidates for the city manager position is continuing to widely advertise the opening. More...

Citywide Earth Day Events

Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22 and Newport area residents are encouraged to volunteer for one of the 12 cleanup events happening for Newport’s 2015 Earth Day celebration.  Saturday, April 18   More...

Home Schooling Workshop

Parents interested in home schooling are invited to attend a free workshop on Tuesday, April 28 at 6:30 p.m. in the lower level program room of the Newport Public Library. More...

Student Absenteeism Initiative Launched

With the financial support of the van Beuren Charitable Foundation, the Newport Partnership for Families (NPF) is intensifying its efforts to combat absenteeism and truancy in the Newport schools.  More...

Council Contemplates Sharks and Sewers

With the Newport City Council already having approved a second year of the Monster Shark Tournament for July 16-19, a determined local couple urged the council at its April 8 meeting to rethink their stance.  More...

Historic Preservation Around Rhode Island

Newport is rich, both in historical assets and in supporters who have preserved them, but the city is certainly not alone in either of these treasures. More...

SPOTLIGHT ON LOCAL MUSICIANS

Sometimes, hidden treasures in a little boy’s basement can set his life’s musical path in motion.  One day a Portsmouth nineyear old happened upon a Kay electric guitar in his parents’ cellar, and somehow, 34 years later, it ha More...

Making 'Rent'

Salve University's Nate Flachs as Mark (left) and Matt Royality-Lindman as Roger, in the college's production of the Tony-Award-winning rock opera "Rent," that opens for 10 performances, starting April 16 through 26 at the Casino Theatre. More...

Live Music and Entertainment

Friday, April 17  Atlantic Beach Club–Mac Chrupcala Trio, 8 p.m.-midnight  Busker's–John Brazile, 9 p.m- 12 a.m.  The Chanler –Dick Lupino, Sharon Zeffiro, Steve Heck, 6-10 p.m. More...

NEW ARRIVALS

Catherine Radov and Christopher Francis of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their son Logan John Francis on April 8, 2015. More...

Ballet in the Blooms

During this year’s Daffodil Days Festival, Rhode Island Ballet Theatre will perform the “Dance of the Daffodils,” a ballet and jazz routine that will take place outdoors Sunday, April 19, at Ballard Park at 2 p.m. More...

Point Divided on Boat Racks

A biting half-hour discussion at the Newport City Council's meeting on April 8 concerning the city’s installation of six wooden racks for kayaks or dinghies at the Willow Street “driftway” remains a divisive issue in the city’ More...

Winthrop Named to State Labor Board

After five terms on the Newport City Council and a stint as the city’s mayor, Henry F. “Harry” Winthrop has been appointed to the seven member state Labor Relations Board by Gov. Gina M. Raimondo.  More...

AARP Monthly Meeting

The Newport Chapter of AARP will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, April 20 at Fenner Hall.  Alan Neville President for the Rhode Island AARP and Ruth Thumbtzen, Board Member for the Newport Chapter of AARP will present and introduce the AARP& More...

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The Cluny School Drama Club, 35 students in grades 1-8, recently presented “The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley JR.” The show is based on the popular children’s book in which a young boy is flattened by his bulletin board and dec More...

Jazz Legend Speaks to Foundation

Jazz promoter George Wein, just shy of 90, left his New York home and made a non-musical appearance in Newport Tuesday evening, but it was still music to his foundation’s ears.  More...

Newport Daffodil Days Festival

APRIL 17, 18 & 19 2015

Fun & Free Activities Throughout Newport  A Bloomin’ Good Time!  FRIDAY, APRIL 17   More...

Hope Alive and Well in Newport

CHEF’S Q & A

Hope started at the end of Broadway on Dec. More...

'Woman in Gold' Paints Illuminating Tapestry

“Woman in Gold” opens with a truly unique image. A sheet of billowing gold flutters against a dark blank backdrop. Hands reach down and cut the shimmering sheet in half. More...

Second Time with 2nd Story

Newport actress Susan Bowen Powers played a lead role in “And Miss Reardon Drinks a Little” with 2nd Story Theatre in the 1980s and will perform again in the troupe’s upcoming production of playwright Paul Zindel’s dark comedy More...

Jazz Festival Tickets on Sale

Tickets are already on sale for the Newport Jazz Festival, to be held Friday, July 31 through Sunday, Aug. More...