December 6, 2018 RSS feed / Around Town

The Comforts and Joys of Shopping Local

Beautiful Irish sweaters, scarves, hats and handbags from Aran Woolen Mills make perfect gifts. (From $38 to $170). Available in a variety of styles and colors at Laura Jean. More...

Fruits, Nuts, Even ‘Pickles’ for Christmas Decorations

Apples, oranges, lemons, walnuts, almonds and pine cones were some of the first holiday decorations. Cinnamon sticks were also a favorite, both for flavoring cookies and bread and for hanging on the Christmas tree. More...

Christmas In Newport

See the Full Calendar at www.christmasinnewport.org

Thursday, December 6 Newport Doorway Contest, last day to enter is Dec. 13 for Dec. 14 judging, info@christmasinnewport.org. Friday, December 7 More...

The Six Layers of Holiday Gifting

SLICE OF LIFE

‘Tis the season to be merry… and as creative as humanly possible providing gifts to the copious amounts of people in our lives.  More...

SANTA SIGHTINGS

December 9  Visit with Santa at Marble House, noon-3 p.m., 596 Bellevue Ave., Santa visits with children and hears their Christmas wish list, regular daytime admission, 401- 847-1000, newportmansions.org.   More...

Well-Meaning ‘Boy Erased’ Falls Flat

FILM REVIEW

Writer Garrard Conley turned his experience with conversion therapy as a young gay man in Arkansas into his 2016 memoir “Boy Erased.” It’s easy to see why such an unusual and traumatic experience would intrigue director Joel Edgerto More...

Final Ruling on Salve Dorms Delayed

The Planning Board gave a favorable recommendation on Dec. More...

Designer Tips for Holiday Tablescapes

When experiencing this year’s Christmas at the Newport mansions, visitors may be drawn to some of the whimsical tablescapes created by local designers. More...

Gingerbread Lighthouse

8 a.m., through Jan 1., Newport Marriot Hotel Lobby, 25 America’s Cup Ave., 16-foot tall lighthouse made of 350 pounds of gingerbread and over 2,400 pieces of candy is created by the culinary staff of the Newport Marriot, free to view, visitors More...

Broadway Walk-About Celebrates Third Year

Newport is getting a healthy dose of holiday spirit this weekend as locals, families and shoppers join Broadway merchants and restaurateurs for an event that would put Scrooge himself in a festive mood. More...

CRAFT SHOWS

Dec. 8  Holiday Bazaar, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., Fenner Hall, 15 Fenner Ave., annual Village House event.  Christmas Craft Fair, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m., Middletown Columbus Club, 7 Valley Road.   More...

Lupino, a Man of Diversity

Bass players often begin their musical journey playing another instrument. When Dick Lupino was a guitarist at Providence’s Mount Pleasant High School, the band director asked him to switch to bass. More...

Seamen’s Offers Refuge for Cold Nights

The Seamen’s Church Institute is opening its doors this winter for the homeless or for anyone in need of a warm place to spend the night.  “People who are either homeless or their power goes off, they [will] have somewhere safe and w More...