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Sunday, September 25, 2016

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What’s Up For The Weekend: Great Things To Do (Sept. 23 – 25)

Discover the best events, activities and things to do in and around Newport, RI this weekend. Friday, September 23rd 12 Metre North American Championship Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival 5:00 p.m. – Newport Festa Italiana – John Panaggio Original Ziti Night at Vasco de Gama Hall 6:00 p.m. – Hunt For The Wilderpeople at Jane

Block Island

Coast Guard Suspends Search For Missing Boaters Off of Block Island

The Coast Guard suspended the search Friday for Linda and Nathan Carman after searching for six days and exhausting all search efforts. Initially, at about 6:30 p.m. Sunday, Coast Guard watchstanders at Sector Southeastern New England received a report that 54-year-old Linda Carman and her 22-year-old son Nathan Carman failed to return from an offshore fishing

Arts & Entertainment

‘Natural Selections’ Exhibition at Salve Blends Interpretations of Science and the Natural World

The creative work of three new England-based artists who blur the boundaries between the microscopic and the macroscopic will be featured when “Natural Selections”  is on exhibit Oct. 6-Nov. 9 at The Dorrance H. Hamilton Gallery on the campus of Salve Regina University.   The public is welcome to an opening reception on Thursday, Oct.

Arts & Entertainment

Jane Pickens Theater Will Participate in Inaugural ‘Art House Theater Day’ on Saturday

Art House Theater Day is a Nationwide Celebration of Film Culture and the Cinematic Experience Two Rhode Island theaters, Jane Pickens Theater (Newport) and Cable Car Cinema (Providence), will join more than 160 theaters in participating in the inaugural Art House Theater Day on Saturday, September 24th. The Art House Convergence, an international consortium of


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More Than 10,000 Sign Petition to Save Cliff The Coyote From Being Killed

Cliff the coyote who has become well-known for roaming areas of Newport and Middletown is scheduled to be euthanized, according to sources. Thousands of residents have signed a petition, hoping that they can influence authorities that death isn’t the answer and encourage them to find another way to remove Cliff from the area. According to

Things To Do

Discover Newport Preview: Your Guide To Fall Festivals and Events

Discover Newport, the official destination management organization (DMO) dedicated to promoting the City of Newport and the eight surrounding coastal townships in Newport and Bristol counties, has released the following preview of upcoming events and festivals. Newport Welcomes the Savoring Season From apple picking to food and wine festivals, Newport Restaurant Week to harvest celebrations,


Tallulah on Thames Closes, Future Unknown

As we said yesterday when we updated you on all that was moving and shaking on the dining scene, with the changes in seasons comes many changes on the restaurant scene. Jake Rojas, Owner & Chef of Tallulah on Thames, announced earlier today that after 6 years, his restaurant has closed for the foreseeable future. It

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22nd Annual Newport Festa Italiana Set for September 23rd thru October 10th

Newport Festa Italiana will celebrate their 22nd year of promoting the appreciation of Italian culture through food, music, and the arts from September 23rd through October 10th. The 22nd Newport Festa Italiana starts on Friday, September 23rd with the John Panaggio Original Ziti Night at Vasco da Gama Hall, here’s a look at that event and some

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Preservation Society Will Host “Gilded Metropolis” Study Day

The Preservation Society of Newport County will host “Gilded Metropolis: Newporters at Home – in New York” on Friday, October 21, 2016.  This half-day Study Day is offered in partnership with the Newport Restoration Foundation, Newport Historical Society and Newport Art Museum.  It will include several distinguished experts exploring the opulent primary residences and social


UPDATED: Individual Fails to Open Community Art Space After Raising Thousands Through Fundraising

This  story has been updated to include comments from the fundraising organizer. Several members of the community are questioning what happened to the Flexible Community Art Space that they donated their time, money and talent to. Six months ago, Ryan ‘Rooster’ O’Sullivan, started a fundraising campaign on Indiegogo for A Flexible Community Art Space For

City & Government

Eco-Depot Headed to Easton’s Beach on October 1 for Special E-Waste Collection

Newport Collection provides safe disposal of electronic and household hazardous waste Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (RIRRC) in conjunction with Clean City Newport will host a special collection of household hazardous waste (HHW) and electronic waste on Saturday, October 1 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Easton’s Beach. This special event is available free of charge