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Archives for April 6, 2017

Stephen Colbert Jokes About Controversial Pepsi Ad, Guesses It Takes Place in Newport

During his monologue on Wednesday night, Stephen Colbert walked viewers of The Late Show with Stephen Colbert through the controversial Pepsi commercial starring Kendall Jenner that has everyone talking. During his monologue, he even found a way to tie Newport, Rhode Island into it. “It starts with a throng of beautiful, multi-ethnic people protesting in

Island Moving Company Will Visit Boston, Kansas City and New York During Spring Tour

Newport’s contemporary ballet company Island Moving Company has been invited to perform in several great American cities this spring, in addition to the Company’s annual performance at the Stanford White-designed Casino Theatre in Newport on May 13th.  Tickets for most performances and more information about Island Moving Company can be found at www.islandmovingco.org. The Company

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Newport Art Museum Will Host Family Film Screenings and Workshops during April School Vacation

The Newport Art Museum will present two Film Screenings & Workshops with the Providence Children’s Film Festival this April. The two events will take place during April School Vacation and are a wonderful opportunity for parents and caregivers to keep young ones artfully engaged during their break from school. These events mark the third time the Museum has

Kiel James Patrick Will Open a Flagship Store in Downtown Newport (Updated)

This story was originally published on March 22, 2017. Kiel James Patrick plans to open a flagship store in Downtown Newport. Well known as “KJP”, the Pawtucket-based lifestyle clothing and accessories company will open their first self-owned and operates store in Newport this May at 5 Bowen’s Wharf. Currently, their products can be found in more than a

Spring Cleaning Project Energizes EFC Newport’s New Outreach Program

Portsmouth’s Aquidneck Island Christian Academy (AICA), the first participant in the EFC Newport 2017 Year of Care program, received a great deal of  “TLC” during the February school vacation week. Over the course of 8 days more than 100 volunteers contributed 400 hours to cleaning, painting, organizing, constructing and trash clearing at AICA.  The only

People’s Credit Union Shines the Spotlight on National Financial Literacy Month

April is National Financial Literacy Month and People’s Credit Union has announced in a press release that they are showing their support by working with the Cooperative Credit Union Association on their Better Banking Better Values campaign.  Consumers that subscribe to Cox Communications throughout Rhode Island will have the opportunity to view Better Banking, a

Paul Shea, Rev. Francis O’Loughlin Will Receive Newport Irish Heritage Association Awards

The Board of Directors of the Newport Irish Heritage Association has announced the recipients of the organization’s 2017 CIVITAS and Fenian Awards . The CIVITAS Award is presented to area residents who have, through their charitable and volunteer work, made positive contributions to the local community. This year’s recipient of the CIVITAS Award is Reverend

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Rep. Carson’s Tourism Marketing Commission to Meet Today at R.I. Convention Center

The Special Legislative Commission to Study Methods for Growing Tourism in the State of Rhode Island Through Coordinated Branding and Marketing Efforts, which is led by Newport’s Representative Lauren Carson, will meet on Thursday, April 6th at the Rhode Island Convention Center. The meeting is scheduled today, Thursday, April 6, at 10:30 a.m. in the

Obituary for Patricia Jean Duffy

Patricia “Patty” Jean Duffy passed away on April 4, 2017 at St. Clare-Newport following a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease. She was born on September 2, 1957 a daughter of the late Joseph P and the late Margaret E Duffy who loved and cherished her. Patty was happiest when she was with family or the