June 30, 2016 RSS feed / Around Town

MLK Center: A ‘Place of Hope and Help’

At the annual meeting of the Martin Luther King, Jr., Community Center on Monday, June 20, a quartet of local heroes were recognized for their “essential” contributions to the life and mission of the center. More...

Creatures Great and Small: Hunt Slonem at Jessica Hagen

“The Brooklyn-based painter Hunt Slonem,” we reported last November in Newport This Week, “is a high-profile, highly prolific, slightly quirky artist whose favorite subjects include rabbits, doves, and parrots.” Besides being More...

Pledge for Economic Growth

The City of Newport and the Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport signed a Partnership Intermediary Agreement (PIA) last month to support economic development and job creation initiatives in Newport. More...

Washington Square Celebrates

O 9 a.m. Artillery Company of Newport marches to the gravesite of William Ellery, signer of the Declaration of Independence O 9:30 a.m. Common Burial Ground Gravesite Tribute to William Ellery More...

William Vernon: Newport’s Father of the American Navy

A distinguished citizen and prosperous merchant, William Vernon (1719-1806), with his vast experience in seafaring activities, orchestrated the building and equipping of vessels for the newly organized American Continental navy. More...

DAR Honors Newport’s Patriot-Signer

For the 120th consecutive year, members of the Aquidneck Island Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will gather on Monday, July 4, to lay a wreath at the grave of William Ellery, Newport’s lone signer of the Declaration of Independenc More...

Alliance Française Celebrates Bastille Day

Allons Enfants: The Alliance Française of Newport will be celebrating Bastille Day with a series of “14 Juillet” events. On Thursday, July 14, at 5:15 p.m. at King Park, the group will lay a wreath at the statue of Comte de Rochambeau. More...

Spotlight on Music

Meet JP Jones

Imagine signing a record deal with Columbia Records at age 23 and opening for the likes of Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt and Blood, Sweat & Tears. There’s one local musician who has done that, and a lot more. Meet JP Jones.  More...

DINING OUT

Summer @ The Deck Brings New Offerings

It may be of little surprise to even the most casual diner that opening an upscale restaurant is no small undertaking – menus must be developed, supplies ordered, and staff trained. More...

ON THE WATERFRONT

Newport Anglers Land Big Ones for Big Cause

The two most prized fighting fish in Narragansett Bay are striped bass and bluefish, and two Newport men won top prizes for landing the biggest of each in a tournament that raised a staggering amount of money for disadvantaged children.  More...

End of School Surprise

Author Paige Kane presented signed copies of her book “Howie in Newport” as an end-of-the-school-year gift to the kindergarteners at Pell Elementary School and each pre-K student at the JFK School in Middletown. More...

Community Officer Retires

After 26 years on the beat, Newport Police Officer Jimmy Winters has turned in a badge that he dreamed of wearing since childhood. “In school, I wrote ‘police officer’ when they asked what I wanted to do with my life,” said Winters. More...

New Fines for Improperly Mounted E-ZPass

E-ZPass customers passing over the Newport Bridge may soon be charged a fine if they require a toll booth employee’s assistance with an improperly mounted device.  “It’s holding up traffic, which is causing not only delays but More...

‘Sons’ Preserve History of Founding Fathers

The cannons have been silent for 237 years. More...

NAACP Wreath Ceremony

The Newport County branch of the NAACP will hold the annual wreath-laying ceremony honoring the First Rhode Island Regiment on Monday, July 4, at 9 a.m. in Patriots Park in Portsmouth. More...

DECLARATION

On Display

The life and career of William Ellery, one of only two Rhode Islanders to sign the Declaration of Independence, as well as an original 1776 copy of the document, will be the topic of a discussion by local historian John Parillo at the Portsmouth Town More...

Fireworks Displays

The City of Newport will set off its traditional fireworks display on Monday, July 4, over Newport harbor, with a rain date of Tuesday, July 5. More...

Music and Entertainment

Thursday, June 30  @ The Deck–Stu Sinclair, 8-11 p.m.; DJ, 11 p.m.  Hotel Viking–Mark Gorman, 5:30- 9:30 p.m.  Narragansett Cafe–Black Cadillac Trio, 8-11 p.m. More...

DINNER & A MOVIE

Intimate Look at Obscure Chapter of Civil War

The time is the Civil War, but “Free State of Jones” is no traditional study of the conflict. It takes a more intimate glance at a portion of Mississippi where rebels – runaway slaves and impoverished white farmers – take on the Confederate army. More...

JYC Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the third race of its summer series on Tuesday, June 28. The following are the results for the race:  More...

14th Annual Clagett Memorial Clinic and Regatta

“We’ve had another fantastic four days, with the clinic being conducted by world-class coaches and the racing being run by a world-class pro,” said Clagett co-founder and president Judy McLennan (Clagett’s daughter). More...