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October 18, 2018

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30+ things to do this weekend: March 2 – 4

Discover all that’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport this weekend.  Friday, March 2nd Newport Restaurant Week 2 pm – Oscar Shorts: Live Action at Jane Pickens Theater 4:45 pm – Call Me By Your Name at Jane Pickens Theater 6 pm – The 6th Annual JAC Lantern Parade at Jamestown Arts Center 7 pm – A Collection of Attitudes at

Newport Jazz Assembly Band to perform at schools in Rhode Island and Connecticut

Newport Jazz Festival Assembly, a performance series presented by Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc., which has brought music to dozens of schools throughout Rhode Island, Connecticut, and Massachusetts, will perform in March at schools in East Hartford and Norwalk, CT, and Providence, RI. The series, funded by Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc., connects professional musicians to schools

What’sUpNewp Radio #80: Senator Dawn Euer

Senator Dawn Euer (D. Dist. 13, Newport & Jamestown) joined Ryan Belmore and Frank Prosnitz by phone today to chat about legislation that is meant to provide disincentives to the oil industry to prevent drilling off Rhode Island’s coast, her work with reproductive rights, her take on the Governor’s Red Flag Law, healthcare in Rhode Island,

Representative Carson, Senator Euer to participate in events today to protest federal oil drilling plan

Representative Lauren Carson (D. Dist. 75, Newport) and Senator Dawn Euer (D. Dist. 13, Newport & Jamestown) will join Governor Gina M. Raimondo and the Environment Council of Rhode Island for events Wednesday to demonstrate Rhode Island’s opposition to the Trump administration’s efforts to open up nearly all of the United States’ coasts to offshore oil and

Second-grader at Pell Elementary School honored with Newport Police Department’s first ‘Young Hero Award’

Pell Elementary second grade student Andrew Novaes, was honored this morning by a contingent of officers from Newport’s Police and Fire Department, who visited Mrs. Bonnie Cecil’s classroom at the Pell School to present the Newport Police Department’s First Young Hero Award. According to a press release from Newport Public Schools, Andrew’s mother, Tatiana Lima

IYRS will host Career Day on March 24th

The International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) will host a Career Day on March 24th from 9 am to 1 pm at the IYRS campus on lower Thames Street in Newport. Career Day is a free job and career-exploration fair that draws employers who come to this annual event with one goal in mind: to connect with individuals with

41st Annual Irish Heritage Month set to officially open on Sunday with Dancing at Forty Steps

The 41st annual Newport Irish Heritage Month kicks off on Sunday, March 4th, at 3:00 pm, with Dancing at the Forty Steps. In addition to dancing and live Irish music, the AOH Men choral group will provide some sing-a-long Irish songs. Weather permitting, of course.   This event not only officially begins Irish Heritage Month


Great American Beer Bars: CraftBeer.com readers choose Norey’s as best beer bar in Rhode Island

Norey’s has been recognized as the best beer bar in Rhode Island in the annual Great American Beer Bars competition conducted by CraftBeer.com —the Brewers Association website for beer lovers. Norey’s, which was founded in 2000, offers at least 20 taps and 110 bottles of some of the world’s best and rarest craft beers. “There are more than 6,000 small and

Ballerina to hang up pointe shoes after 11 years

Island Moving Company, Newport’s contemporary ballet company, announced on Monday the upcoming retirement of locally beloved ballerina Christine Sandofi. Sandorfi retires after 11 years dancing with the company, an extraordinary achievement considering the physical rigor ballerinas endure through their work. Her final performances will be held at Rosecliff Mansion on two nights only Friday, March

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