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Preservation Society names four companies as exclusive Newport Mansions ‘Caterers of Choice’

Newpot, RI – Blackstone Caterers of Newport, RI, Gourmet Galley of North Stonington, CT,  Russell Morin Catering & Events of Newport, RI and The Catered Affair of Hingham, MA have been named as accredited Caterers of Choice for The Preservation Society of Newport County.  Only these four caterers are allowed to provide food service for

Podcast: Beacon Designs by Chem Art – The Rhode Island company that’s manufacturing the Official White House Christmas Ornament

Recently featured on CBS Sunday Morning, National Geographic and Reader’s Digest, Beacon Designs by ChemArt (located in Lincoln, RI) has been making the Official White House Christmas Ornament for the White House Historical Association since 1981. The holiday decorations have honored each president sequentially, with brief pauses to recognize significant occasions such as the White

Hotel Viking unveils event schedule for Newport Winter Festival

Ahead of the 30th Annual Newport Winter Festival, Hotel Viking has announced a full schedule of events for the 10-day event scheduled from February 16 – 22 – including a ‘Field and Forage’ event series with former Patriots player Matt Light and Chef Mike Robinson, the UK’s most prominent game chef. Schedule Newport Winter Festival events at Hotel

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Newport Restoration Foundation appoints new Executive Director

Newport, RI – The Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) announced today that they have selected Mark Thompson to serve as the organization’s next Executive Director, following a competitive search. Thompson comes to Newport from St. Leonard, Maryland where he served as Executive Director of Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum.  He will assume this new role on February 5,

Aloha Cafe at Seamen’s Church Institute closes

Aloha Cafe at Seamen’s Church Institute has confirmed that they have permanently closed. “The Aloha Cafe has closed after many great years serving local Newporters and visitors alike. Stay tuned for an exciting new chapter for Seamen’s we promise a great change ahead!,” the Cafe posted on Facebook on January 5th. Before closing, The Aloha

Gray Matter Marketing rolls out new race series

Gray Matter Marketing announced on Tuesday the latest in their new events, the New England 10 Miler Series. The three-event series will allow runners to earn an exclusive medal and t-shirt upon completion, while also receiving a discount for all events when purchased together. The series will open in Portland, Maine on April 22nd, then continue in

Owners of Diego’s purchase Easton’s Point Pub; Diego’s Barrio Cantina coming soon

Have you ever wished Diego’s Bodega in Middletown had the same famous margaritas as Diego’s in Newport? In 2018, Diego’s owners Scott and Adrienne Kirmil are making that wish come true and much more. Following the successful expansion of Diego’s at Bowen’s Wharf, they’re moving the bodega from 124 Aquidneck Avenue to the former home

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Newport Opera House Theater turns 150 on December 28th

Newport, RI – On December 28th, 2017, the Newport Opera House Theater & Performing Arts Center marks the 150th anniversary of the exact date of the theater’s original opening night in 1867. For 150 years, the Newport Opera House Theater has been an integral part of the history, civic life, culture and entertainment of Newport. It is the oldest

Local Panera Bread franchise collects and delivers toys to Children’s Friend following annual drive

Panera Bread is doing its part to make the holidays brighter for local families by collecting toys for children and families served by Children’s Friend based in Providence Rhode Island. The toys were collected and delivered by Panera Bread employees and other volunteers on Wednesday, December 14. Eleven cafés, owned and operated by Howley Bread

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Newport Opera House Theater matches $4.2 million Rhode Island Creative and Cultural Economy Bond

The Newport Opera House Theater & Performing Arts Center announced it has successfully completed raising the $4.2 million that was required to match the Creative and Cultural Economy Bond grant issued by the State of Rhode Island. The $4.2 million received by Newport’s historic Opera House Theater from the State and Cultural Facilities Grant was

New ‘Tour Guides & Greeters Handbook’ provides guidance and insights in fast growing industry

The Official 2018 Newport Tour Guides & Greeters Handbook (Shoreline Press [RI], 2017, $12.95), written by Kenneth Proudfoot, was released this week by the publisher. The fully-illustrated handbook includes comprehensive information about the tour guide business and the wide variety of jobs available in this industry. Each year millions of tourists and other visitors arrive in

Newport’s KEEL Vodka now on tap at Gillette Stadium

KEEL Partners LLC and Gillette Stadium have teamed up to provide fans with an exciting new beverage option at the home of the New England Patriots and New England Revolution: KEEL Vodka, the nation’s first premium light spirit at 58 calories. Former New England Patriots offensive lineman and three-time Super Bowl Champion Matt Light is

People’s Credit Union members and employees donate to the Salvation Army Angel Tree Program

Middletown, RI – People’s Credit Union was happy to once again participate in the Rhode Island Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program, which was coordinated by the Credit Union’s Community Enhancement Committee. The program provides new clothing and or toys for families with children. Angel Trees with tags were set up in the lobbies of all six

Hotel Viking will offer free spa day for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers this weekend

Are you someone who has fought cancer or who is currently fighting cancer? Did you help someone you love during their journey? Well, Hotel Viking wants to pamper you this weekend. On Sunday, December 17th, Hotel Viking’s SpaFjor will be offering a special Day of Grace with complimentary pampering and relaxation for those currently on a cancer journey as well as to proud survivors

Rhode Island Brew Bus sold to Maine Brewery Tour Company

Providence, RI – Zach Poole, founder of The Maine Brew Bus, LLC, announced today that he has acquired the operations of The Rhode Island Brew Bus, LLC, a company providing all-inclusive tours to breweries, wineries, and distilleries in Rhode Island and parts of Connecticut.   Bill Nangle, of North Smithfield, RI, started the Rhode Island

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