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October 16, 2017


Aquidneck Land Trust announces challenge grant for Little Creek Preserve

Aquidneck Land Trust (“ALT”) announced a $20,000 Challenge Grant from an anonymous donor as part of its current campaign to purchase Little Creek Preserve, a former dairy farm in Portsmouth. ALT has been fundraising since July 2017 to purchase the 15.6-acre property, which abuts the Sakonnet Greenway Trail. “This stunning 15.6-acre property has significant land

Trinity Church Pumpkin

Guide: Where to find pumpkin patches, apple picking and corn mazes in Newport County

As the season for costumes and candy creeps in, we Newporter’s are savoring the last bits of seaside sun, planning our favorite fall adventures, and picking out our favorite pumpkins for pumpkin carving contests. The What’sUpNewp Crew has harvested a list of the best pumpkin patches, corn mazes, and hayrides in Newport County. Now all you have to

Common Fence Music Announces 25th Anniversary Fall Season

Common Fence music has announced its 25th anniversary fall season! Only the second season to be arranged under the programmatic direction of new Artistic Director, Erin Young, the Fall 2017 season promises to be one of the organization’s most exciting to date. In addition to presenting eight performances at its original venue – Common Fence Point Hall

30+ things to do this weekend: August 25 – 27

Hard to believe it, but the final weekend of August is here. Here’s what’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport this weekend, enjoy it! You Might Also Like – Live music and entertainment listings: Aug. 25 – 27 Friday, August 25 J Class World Championship Fort Adams Civil War Weekend 10 am to

US Sailing Moving Headquarters from Portsmouth to Roger Williams University Campus in Bristol

US Sailing, the national governing body for the sport, announced on Thursday that they will be moving their headquarters from Portsmouth to Roger Williams University in Bristol. “We are excited to announce that US Sailing will relocate its headquarters on September 15, 2017, to the campus of Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island,” Jack Gierhart,

Firefly Yoga Festival Coming to Portsmouth in September

The Firefly Yoga Festival, an annual event that celebrates the Newport County yoga community through yoga, meditation, music, vendors, food and fun, is returning to Glen Park in Portsmouth on September 16th. Scheduled from 10 am to 2 pm, yoga classes will start at10 am and continue through-out the afternoon. There will be three rounds of

Obituary for Clyde B. LaRue Jr.

Clyde B. LaRue, Jr., a proud Virginian and true southern gentleman, went onto his reward, July 14, 2017 at the home of his daughter in Portsmouth, RI. Born February 23, 1935, in Elizabethton, TN, he was the only son of the late Clyde B. LaRue and Sue LaRue. He is survived by his wife, Nan

New England Boatworks Building 94-Foot Powerboat for Newport Shipyard Owner

The 94-foot powerboat, which will be named ‘Contraband’, will be the largest vessel built to date by New England Boatworks.   PORTSMOUTH, RI – New England Boatworks, Inc. (NEB), approaching its 30th year of operation, announced on Wednesday, July 12th that the Portsmouth-based company has begun construction of a 94-foot aluminum powerboat for Newport Shipyard Owner,

Obituary for Manuel E. Paiva

Manuel E. “Sonny” Paiva, of King Phillip Street, Portsmouth died Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at home in Portsmouth. Manuel was born May 19, 1932 in Fall River, MA, the son of the late Manuel P. Paiva and Annie (Czerwinski) Paiva. Sonny grew up in Fall River and joined the Navy during the Korean War. He

Portsmouth and Middletown Residents Place at Annual ‘Fishing For a Cause’ Tournament in Buzzard’s Bay

Once again The Schwartz Center hosted their annual Fishing for a Cause event in Buzzard’s Bay. There were winners from all over New England, including Portsmouth, Middletown, Barrington and Warwick. The 7th annual Fishing for A Cause tournament, fundraiser and dinner raised nearly $200,000 to benefit children and families of Meeting Street. The sold-out annual event

Obituary for Olivia R Marcoux

Olivia R. Marcoux, 92, passed away on June 26 in Seattle, WA. Olivia was born in Fall River, MA on January 9, 1925 to the late Catherine and Manuel Rocha. She lived in Portsmouth, RI for forty years with her late husband, Norman R. Marcoux, before health issues forced them to relocate to Seattle. Norman’s

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