October 5, 2017 RSS feed / Around Town

A Community Connection

Conversation with Brewer Rowe

Brewer Rowe is a man you may recognize around town, but you’re not sure how you know him. Frankly, the possibilities are endless. More...

Master Gardener of the Year Named

The University of Rhode Island Master Gardener Program recognized its Master Gardener of the Year, Rookie of the Year, and Gardening Project of the Year as part of the program’s celebration of its 40th anniversary.  More...

There’s Just Not Enough to ‘It’

Parents, especially mothers, are conspicuously absent in “It,” adapted from Stephen King’s 1986 novel. More...

Music Scene

Thursday, October 5  Busking at Bowen's Wharf Series: 11 a.m.-2 p.m., Panoramic View, Aaron Cote  Grace Vanderbilt: 6:30-9:30 p.m., MSD Jazz Trio  Norey's: 7:30-10:30 p.m., Alan Bernstein Jazz Quartet  One Pelham East: 9:30 p.m.-1 More...

Artillery Company Conjures Ghostly Fundraiser

This Friday the 13th, you might be able to talk to ghosts. More...

Pro Surfing Competition Returns

When Sid Abbruzzi learned to surf more than 50 years ago, becoming a professional in the sport was an impossible dream. He remembers how one day it seemed like all his surf friends stopped surfing. More...

On the Horizon

Volvo Ocean Race Begins Journey to Newport

With just over two weeks to go before the start of the Volvo Ocean Race on Oct. 22, teams are in full preparation mode for the first 700-nautical mile leg from Alicante, Spain to Lisbon, Portugal. More...

Grief Recovery Method

An eight-week grief recovery and support course will be offered beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 11, at 6 p.m. at Hambly House, 30 Red Cross Ave. For more information and to register, call 401-619-2877.   More...

Hidden in Plain Sight

During the Rogers High School open house on Wednesday, Oct. 11 an interactive demonstration called “Hidden in Plain Sight” will be presented at 5 p.m. More...

Mental Illness Support Groups

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Rhode Island offers a free Connection Recovery Support Group for individuals who are living with a mental illness, on Tuesdays at Newport Hospital from 5:30 to 7 p.m. More...

Rogers Revamps Offense, Remains Winless

The Rogers High School football team shifted offensive gears against Central High School on Friday night, Sept. 29, but it wasn’t enough to overcome the Knights big-play offense. More...

Local Food Challenge Makes ‘Huge Impact’

By many accounts, this year’s Aquidneck Island Food Challenge was a fun way for participants to challenge themselves by eating local food. More...

City Council Weighs Accepting Police Funding

NEWPORT CITY COUNCIL JAG Grant Could Impact Local Immigrants

The Newport City Council at its Sept. 27 meeting unanimously approved an application to seek a federal $20,000 Edward Byrne JAG grant.  More...

Spirit of Community

Rebuilding Together Seeks Applicants

For some local homeowners who need assistance maintaining their nests, next April’s showers will bring not only May flowers, but perhaps vinyl siding, new windows or a bathroom upgrade, too.  More...

SPOTLIGHT on Music

Open Mics Create Great Vibes

Newport is fortunate to have several open mics evenings where musicians can sign up on a list and get up on stage to play a few tunes at various venues. There’s one open mic at Parlor that has a unique name and a warm vibe.  More...

A Spooktacular Guide to Halloween

Teens Make Pumpkin Cake Teens make an easy and delicious pumpkin cake in a mug, topped with caramel drizzle, and leave with a recipe, Oct. 5, 4:30-5:30 p.m., Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 401-847-8720, newportlibraryri.org.   More...

Local Sailing Organizations Raise Money for Charity

Over the first weekend of fall sailing on Sept. 29-30, the Newport Shipyard and Sail Newport held a regatta and an around-the-island race to raise money for charities.  More...

Sail for Hope 2017 Regatta Winners:

J/22 Class (4 boats) Richard Eberhard, (Newport)  Multi-Hull Class (5 boats) Alesasandro Bocconcelli, Corsair F54 Trimaran, Suad 3 (Mass.)   More...

JYC Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held its fifth and final race on Sunday, Oct. 1. The following are the results for the race: A Class: 1. USA 139, Melges 32, Ben & Kelley Steinberg; 2. Spirit, J/92S, EC Helme; 3. Zephyros, Melges 24, Timothy Grimes. More...

Save A Life

The Save A Life Tour comprehensive, high-impact safe driving awareness program will be offered in the Rogers High School auditorium gym on Tuesday, Oct. 10 at 8:30 a.m. More...

Calling All Green Thumbs

Daffodillion is closing in on its one million “daffy” goal, which is Newport’s project to plant one million daffodils throughout the city. Free daffodil bulbs will be distributed to all Newport residents. More...

GAMES OF THE WEEK

Wheeler School Girls Hammer Rogers Squad, 5-1

They were out-manned, out-gunned, out-shot, and out-lasted, but no one – not even the Wheeler Warriors who beat them 5-1 Tuesday afternoon – out-hustled the Rogers High School girls’ soccer team for a minute. More...