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Friday, December 9, 2016

Newport Skating Center Reopens Tonight

Newport Waterfront Events invites one and all to help brighten downtown Newport with seasonal cheer at the Opening of the Newport Skating Center Presented by ALEX AND ANI and 35TH Annual Tree Lighting, to take place next Friday, December 9th at 5:00 p.m. at the Newport Yachting Center. The illumination of the 30-foot evergreen tree,

Arts & Entertainment

Give the Gift of Jazz: Newport Jazz Festival Flex Tickets

If you’re still looking for that special holiday present for a music lover, give the gift of jazz – a memorable trip to the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival® presented by Natixis Global Asset Management August 4 – 6.  Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. is making gift-giving easier by offering flexible (Flex) tickets priced at just $59.00 while supplies

City & Government

‘Transit’ App is Now Offering Real-Time Information for RIPTA Passengers

Waiting at a bus stop and wondering if your bus will arrive on time? You don’t have to wonder any more. The Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) has announced the introduction of real-time transit information through “Transit” – North America’s most popular public transportation app. Using the Transit app, which is available for both

Sailing & Sports

Photo Credit: Dan Nerney

The Countdown Begins:12 Metre Class Maps Road to 2019 Worlds in Newport

The International 12 Metre Class has announced the ROAD TO THE WORLDS, a 900-day schedule of international regattas and social events leading up to what will arguably be one of the most highly anticipated Metre yachting events since the America’s Cup Jubilee in 2001: the 2019 12 Metre World Championship in Newport, R.I. Scheduled for

Arts & Entertainment

What’s Up For This Weekend: December 9 – 11

Discover the best, events, activities and things to do during this first weekend of December and Christmas in Newport! Here’s our updated schedule of events for the inaugural Newport Holiday Stroll, what day will you be strollin’?   Schedule For Saturday, Dec. 10th – Schedule For Sunday, Dec. 11th –   Friday, December


Making Spirits Bright: 2 Holiday Cocktail Recipes from Newport Vineyards

Thursday night, Newport Vineyards will host Making Spirits Bright: Cocktail and Truffle Making Class with Willa from Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails and Newport Vineyards Executive Chef Andy Teixeira. You won’t want to miss this cocktail-creating, truffle-making extravaganza, but in case you can’t make it, we got the Newport Vineyards team to share two of their favorite cocktail recipes that


9th Annual ‘Singing For Shelter’ Set to Take Place on December 8th

Mark and Anne Gorman of Newport will be hosting their 9th Annual Singing For Shelter acoustic Christmas concert, for the benefit of Lucy’s Hearth and The McKinney Shelter, on Thursday, December 8th at Channing Memorial Church. Many of Aquidneck Island’s favorite musicians join together every year to raise money for the area’s homeless shelters. “As

Arts & Entertainment

Miki Ohlsen Receives Discover Newport’s Hospitality Champion Award

At a celebration of Island Moving Co’s Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff’s 15th Anniversary season, Kathryn Farrington, Vice President of Marketing at Discover Newport, presented Artistic Director Miki Ohlsen with the agency’s Hospitality Champion Award. The award recognizes Ohlsen’s outstanding contributions to the hospitality industry of Newport & Bristol county.  “I am honored and thrilled that

Arts & Entertainment

‘Dust and Thunder: Mumford & Sons Live from South Africa’ is Coming to The Jane Pickens Theater

The Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center has announced that they will host a special-event screening on December 8th of Dust and Thunder: Mumford & Sons Live from South Africa, a music spectacular documenting the final concert stop of their widely attended world tour.  The footage, shot and edited by award-winning director/cinematographer Dick Carruthers, showcases


Salve Students complete 365-page ‘Siege of Newport’ analysis for National Park Service

Salve Regina University students working in collaboration with the Middletown Historical Society have completed a 365-page investigative analysis of the Siege of Newport, a 1778 battle fought from opposing hills in Middletown that became one of the largest military operations of the Revolution. The historic effort to retake Newport – known as the Battle of


Naval War College President Trolls Army in Spirit Video

U.S. Naval War College President Rear Adm. Jeffrey A. Harley trolls U.S. Army in this spirit video submission for the 2016 Army-Navy football game scheduled for Dec. 10 at M&T Bank Stadium in Baltimore, Md. (Trolling courtesy of NWC President Rear Adm. Jeffrey A. Harley)  


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The Newport Historical Society Receives $1 Million Grant from Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust

The Newport Historical Society announced on Monday that it has received a $1 million grant  –  the largest single grant the NHS has ever received  – from the Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust. The grant, which will support a campaign to increase endowment and support essential staffing, is also a challenge. NHS now must raise $1


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USS Sequoia: Former ‘Floating White House’ Could Be Coming to Newport For Restoration

The USS Sequoia, a meticulously restored, 104-foot, 1925 Trumpy-designed yacht that has served more than nine Presidents, could soon be coming to Newport for restoration. In a story on Monday, the Daily Mail wrote about the current condition of the boat and its decline in – The sad decline of the ‘floating White House’: How RACCOONS

Arts & Entertainment

The Discovery: Movie Filmed on Aquidneck Island Will Make World Premiere at Sundance Music Festival

The movie that took Aquidneck Island by storm in March, April and May of 2016 will make its World Premiere at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival in January. The final pieces of the 2017 Sundance Film Festival feature film program fall into place yesterday, as Sundance Institute announced the lineup for Premieres, Documentary Premieres, Midnight,


#ShopSmall Gift Guide: Shopping for Fashion-Forward Friends

Ladies, do you have a fashion-forward friend or family member to shop for on your Christmas list? If yes, then Rochelle’s on Thames and Sail Loft at Bowen’s Wharf are two local must-stop shops during the Newport Holiday Stroll this weekend. At Rochelle’s, the boutique’s large selection of affordable outfits and accessories offers great gifts for trendy 20-somethings. And


In Celebration of 36th Birthday, Brick Alley Pub Will Serve Nacho Platters at 1980’s Price on 12/6

To celebrate their 36th Birthday, Brick Alley Pub will serve their world famous Nacho Platters  on December 6th at their 1980’s price of $3.95. “Mark your calendars for December 6, 2016, this year’s installment of International BAP Nacho Day To celebrate our birthday, we are rolling back our Nacho Platters prices to what they were


Newport Business News: December 5, 2016

Keeping up with what’s happening and new with Newport businesses can be tough, we decided to do something about it in order to help you (and us) keep track of all that’s happening in the City-By-The-Sea. This is ‘Newport Business News’, a weekly column where we keep you in the know of what’s happening with

Arts & Entertainment

Salve Dance Club will Host Fall Performance, ‘Final Song,’ on December 9th and 10th

Salve Regina University’s student-run dance organization, the SRU Dance Club, will be presenting its fall performance, “Final Song,” on Dec. 9-10 in the Rodgers Recreation Center. This fall show will feature 22 dances with styles varying from hip hop, jazz, tap, contemporary and Irish step. Performances will be held Friday, Dec.9 and Saturday, Dec. 10.

City & Government

Aquidneck Island Road Construction Report for Week of Dec. 5 – Dec. 10

Here is what’s happening for road work, closures and detours in and around Newport, RI this week. Roadwork scheduled by Rhode Island Department Of Transportation: 12/3 – 12/9 Jamestown: Rte. 138 East and West, from Rte. 1 to the Jamestown Verrazzano Bridge, watch for our crews in a moving operation for highway lighting work, Monday-Thursday nights


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Bridge To Fitness Launches Toy and Gift Drive, Will Benefit MLK Center’s Santa’s Workshop

Bridge to Fitness is holding a toy and gift drive to benefit the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center’s Santa’s Workshop! The toy and gift drive is to benefit children of all ages throughout Newport County during the holiday season that may want to experience the joy of receiving a gift during the Holiday