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from the editor Christmas (Christ’s Mass) is an annual commemoration of the birth of Jesus of Nazareth. No one knows exactly when the famous Galilean was born, but a majority of scholars agree that it was somewhere between the years 6 and 2 BC. It was not until the 4th century that December 25th was chosen as the day of his birth, either because early Christians believed that it was exactly nine months after he was conceived, or because the date corresponded with ancient polytheistic celebrations that were observed within the Roman Empire. Hanukkah, known as the Festival of Lights, is an eightday Jewish holiday. Solomon’s Temple (or the First Temple) was probably built in the 10th century BC. It stood on the Temple Mount (Mount Zion) for many centuries before being destroyed by Nebuchadnezzar II after the siege of Jerusalem in 587 BC. The Jewish Nation was then exiled to Babylon, and the temple lay in ruins for seven decades before they were able to return and construct the Second Temple. This masterpiece also stood for centuries, until the Romans, led by Titus, destroyed it while quelling a great Jewish revolt in 70 AD. In the interim, another Jewish revolt, against the
Seleucid Monarchy in 165 BC, liberated the temple, which had been seized by Antiochus and used for pagan rituals – an act that instigated the rebellion in the first place. Hanukkah commemorates the liberation and cleansing of the Temple. Kwanzaa is an African-American holiday observed from December 26th to January 1st. It was created by Maulana Karenga and was first observed in 1966. Karenga graduated from the University of California with degrees in Political Science before becoming heavily involved in the Black Power movement. It was within this backdrop of 60’s activism, in the heat of the civil rights movement, that he conceived and implemented Kwanzaa, with the goal of providing African-Americans with an alternative to the customs of the dominant society. All three of these holidays feature unique symbols, festive music, somber ceremony, decorations, traditional cuisine, and gift giving. But such practices are merely window dressing for the true meaning and significance of these observances – the importance of family and community. So we at Newport Naked would like to wish all of you a very happy and healthy holiday season. – C.J.P.
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fits for all parties involved. Advantages for the farmer: Marketing and selling his product before the hectic growing season commences. Receiving an up-front investment to help get the season started. Getting to know the people he supplies on a personal level. Advantages for the consumer: Improved flavor and nutrition from their locally grown food. Developing a relationship with their grower and learning more about how their food is produced. Exposing their children to the farm and to a greater variety of healthy foods. There are also advantages for society in general: an ever dwindling number of independent farmers, who are constantly harried by increasing government regulations and the predatory practices of the ‘big boys,’ get some much needed support; local distribution leads to less gas consumption, which lessens the amount of fossil fuels burned in transport and assuages our dependence on foreign oil; and people eat healthier, which, in the long run, could have very positive effects on a health care system that is currently circling the drain – an ounce of prevention . . . One aspect of this system that gets a lot of attention, and creates some controversy, is the idea of shared risk. In your typical CSA, the customer, by paying ahead of time,
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becomes an integral player in the vagaries of the agricultural process. While the farmer is tasked with doing his best to bring a bumper crop to fruition, things can happen to thwart him, as they have since humanity initiated the first agricultural revolution approximately 12,000 years ago. Because members are not typically reimbursed for shortfalls, this shared risk can foster a greater sense of community between the average citizen and the hard working families that feed them. If a severe frost wipes out the bell pepper crop, everyone suffers, and thus everyone rallies around the progress of the tomatoes, zucchini, and rutabaga. This situation is certainly more pronounced on some farms than on others, and in certain situations the members are asked to sign what basically amounts to a waiver before the year begins. But though these problems can adversely affect consumers, such situations are rare, complaints against CSA’s are few, and in most situations members understand the problem and opt to remain in the program. These facts are supported by how successful such co-ops have become over the last thirty years. Today, North America hosts over 13,000 CSA’s, the great majority of which operate in the United States. Aquidneck Island currently boasts only one farm that participates in such a partnership. Simmons Farm, on West Main Road, has programs for summer and winter shares, each of which stretch for roughly twenty-six weeks. But these packages are very popular, and shares can be scarce. If you want to participate in the summer program, I suggest you contact them immediately. Otherwise, keep in mind that there is a great deal of fresh, responsibly grown food available for purchase at our local farms or at the various farmer’s markets that take place throughout the year.
Simmons Farm, Middletown, RI
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Roasted Potato & Cauliflower Bisque with rye croutons, braised leeks and pork belly.
Executive Chef Todd Coonan Salvation Cafe Soup 12 cup chicken stock ¼ lb unsalted butter 2 lb Yukon gold potatoes quartered 2 heads cauliflower quartered 1 lg carrot cut into 1-inch pieces 1 lg white onion rough chopped 2 cups celery ¼ cup oil for roasting 2 bay leaves ¼ cup fresh parsley and thyme salt and pepper
Rye Croutons ½ lb clarified butter 3-4 slices rye bread cut into ¼ inch cubes.
Braised Leeks 4 medium leeks trimmed and cut into 2 inch strips 4 tbsp unsalted butter ¼ cup white wine 1 cup chicken stock
Pork belly 1 lb pork belly 1 cup chopped mirapoux Toss potatoes, cauliflower, carrots, celery, and onions with oil, salt, and pepper. Roast for 2530 minutes. Combine roasted potatoes, butter, bay leaves, and chicken stock. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer, uncovered, for about 45 minutes. Add fresh herbs and puree in blender until a very smooth consistency is reached. Melt clarified butter in sauté pan hot enough to fry bread (add one at a time to test). When desired temperature is reached add remaining bread and toss in hot butter over heat until golden brown. Strain off the butter, cool the croutons on paper towels, and season with salt. Soak leeks in cold water for 15 minutes, moving occasionally to remove any dirt. In a large rondo melt butter over moderate heat. Remove leeks from water, dry, and add to rondo. Cook for 5 minutes, deglaze with white wine, then add chicken stock and cook until very tender and most of the liquid is reduced. Season with salt and pepper. Thoroughly season the pork belly with salt and pepper. Sear both sides very well in hot sauté pan. Place mirapoux and seared pork belly on aluminum foil and wrap repeatedly, forming a small aluminum pouch. Place pouch on roasting pan in 250 degree oven and cook for 4 to 6 hours or until very tender. Refrigerate and cut into serving pieces. Pan fry later to serve crispy. To serve, place hot leeks and crispy pork belly in bottom of bowls, cover with hot soup and garnish with croutons.
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Steve Lucier & Casey Shea Owners of Boru - Noodle Bar Serves four
Miso Base 2 tbsp Sesame oil 1 medium white onion (thinly sliced) 2 tbsp garlic (chopped) 2 tbsp ginger grated 8 oz ground pork ⅔ cup white miso ¼ cup tahini ¼ cup hoisin sauce ¼ cup low sodium soy sauce 3 tb chili paste OPTIONAL (like sambal or tobanjan) Heat oil in a large sauce pan. Once oil is smoking add onion, ginger and garlic, brown slightly about one minute, then add pork. Break up the pork and mix vigorously until cooked through. Don't be afraid to brown the pork, because it will deepen the flavor of the finished dish. Once pork is cooked through add the remaining ingredients, turn the heat to low, and simmer for about 15 minutes. Once the base has simmered, cool it down. It will hold in a refrigerator for two weeks.
Miso Ramen 8 cup chicken stock (low sodium if store bought) 1 ½ cup prepared miso base 4 portions ramen (frozen or dry, fresh are best just hard to find) 2 tbsp vegetable oil 1 lb bean sprouts ½ cup sweet corn 3 scallion (thinly sliced) 1 tbsp toasted sesame seeds 4 tsp butter optional Fill a large pot with enough water to cook all the ramen and bring to a boil. Place a sauce pan over medium high heat and add oil, wait till oil starts to smoke, add sprouts and corn, saute for one minute, then pour in stock and miso base and bring to a boil. Once the broth begins to boil drop the ramen in the water. Follow cooking times on the ramen package. When ramen is done, strain the noodles throughly, getting rid of all the water. Divide the noodles between four bowls, cover them with the simmering broth, top with scallions, toasted sesame seeds, and the optional butter (one tea spoon each).
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Smokey Gouda, Prosciutto, & Caramelized Onion Quesadillas I made these as an appetizer for my Sister Harmony’s bridal shower, before heading off to Mexico for her wedding. They were definitely a hit at the party and have an exquisite taste you won’t soon forget. – Cedar Hwang
Ingredients 2 tbsp of butter 1 thinly sliced onion 1 tbsp brown sugar 1 tsp white wine vinegar 1 ½ cups grated smoked gouda 4 ten-inch flour tortillas 2 ounces sliced prosciutto, chopped. 2 tbsp melted butter
Preparation Melt the butter in a pan on medium heat and add the onion, brown sugar and vinegar. Cook for about 20 minutes, stirring frequently until the onion is browned. Remove and let cool. Preheat the oven to 350 F. On each half of the tortillas sprinkle gouda, prosciutto, and the caramelized onions. Season with pepper and put the other half of tortilla on top. In a pan melt the remaining butter and cook the quesadillas over medium high heat until the tortillas begin to brown (this will give a nice crunch to the shell). Transfer them onto a baking sheet and place in the oven until the cheese melts (about 5 minutes). Slice into triangles, serve, and let your taste buds join the party! *Feel free to use arugula or cilantro for an added green. Serve with sour cream, guacamole, or salsa.
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Toffee Pumpkin Coffee Creamer ½ cup almond milk, or liquid of choice ½ tsp pumpkin pie spice 15 drops English toffee liquid stevia Place all ingredients in a shaker bottle and mix well. Refrigerate between uses.
Pumpkin Pie Almond Butter 3 cups organic almonds 1 Tbsp pumpkin pie spice 3-4 packets of stevia in the raw (or 10 drops liquid vanilla stevia) Blend almonds in a food processor for 15 to 20 minutes, stirring when clumping begins. Mixture will look crumbly, then start to thicken. Oils come out towards the 15-minute mark. When at desired consistency, add spice & stevia. Blend 10 to 20 seconds to incorporate flavors. Store in airtight containers. Enjoy!
Pumpkin Meatballs 1 lb ground turkey 1 egg ¼ cup Parmesan cheese ¼ cup ketchup 1 pinch of Himalayan salt & fresh ground black pepper ¼ cup pumpkin puree 1 small onion 2 cloves garlic Sauté garlic & onions. Mix all ingredients together and form into meatballs. Cook at 350º for about 15 minutes (depending on size) or until meatballs start to brown.
Pumpkin or Sweet Potato Chocolate Chip Cookies ¼ cup egg whites (or 2 eggs and decrease coconut oil to 3 Tbsp) 1½ cups cooked mashed sweet potato or pumpkin 4 Tbsp coconut oil 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
½ cup coconut flour 5 packets stevia in the raw (can use liquid stevia – 20 drops or to taste) 1 teaspoon baking powder 1 pinch Himalayan salt ½ tsp cinnamon ¼ cup chocolate chips (or can break up organic chocolate stevia bar) Mix first 4 ingredients until well blended. In a separate bowl mix remaining 6 ingredients. Add to sweet potato or pumpkin mixture. Cookies: Spoon into cookie shape on parchment paper or greased cookie sheet. Muffin cups: Press into greased muffin cups Bake at 350º for about 20 – 25 minutes or until slightly browned. Let cool to reduce crumbling.
Pumpkin Brownies 1 cup pumpkin puree or 1 medium sweet potato, baked & mashed ½ cup stevia (if using liquid, adjust to taste . . . about 4 droppers full) ¼ tsp vanilla 3 eggs ¼ cup coconut oil, melted 3 Tbsp coconut flour ¼ cup cocoa powder ¼ tsp baking powder ¼ tsp cinnamon 1 pinch salt Mix stevia, vanilla, eggs & coconut oil. Once mixed, add next 5 ingredients. Pour into greased 8x8 baking dish. Bake about 30 minutes.
Homemade Pumpkin Puree – Crockpot Style Use any size pumpkin, stem removed Place in a crockpot with about 2 inches of water, set to high & cook 4+ hours until pumpkin is soft to the touch. Cooking time varies per size. Once done, cut open, remove seeds, & use. For pumpkin puree: place meat in blender or food processor once done cooking.
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YACHTING An Expedition Down
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THE BRAHMAPUTRA One of the Strangest Rivers on Earth written: Sam Bove • photos: Zachary Wallen
f we had forgotten anything it was too late. I raised my arms into India’s hot silvery sky and howled at the crowd below. Their arms all went up, hundreds of them, and they answered back with a chorus of screams and gargles and terrifying mortal noises that put my paltry expression to shame. Our expedition was about to begin, and with it would come another first in the long annals of maritime history – sailing the length of the Brahmaputra River from the city of Dibrugarh to the Bay of Bengal. I climbed down off of Daniel’s shoulders into the feces-infested muck of the riverside and we were swarmed like The Beatles by a pack of screaming village girls. It was my first taste of fame and I was reluctant to give it up, admittedly I was drunk on it, but it was time to go. After a hectic interview with the national news I jumped into the S/V Pork Belly with my two American cohorts and we shoved off into the stream. Zach and Daniel each grabbed one of the eleven-foot-long oars and began to row while I slipped a Rolling Stones tape into the boom box and sent us off to the tune of Midnight Rambler. Our backup boat, the Macchar (meaning mosquito
in the local Assamese language) tugged on her towline and scudded quietly behind. It was a day of personal glory for all of us; we had dreamed the dream and come out to India, built our boats on the nearby beach and here we were. The oars sure didn’t look like much fun though. After five minutes rowing in the heat, my crewmates were sweating heavily and wore the woeful red faces of galley slaves. “How far to the main channel?” I asked Lilu, a local fisherman who we had agreed could come along for the first few days. He held up eight fingers and started blinking rapidly, “kilomet, em, eight mile. Day.” “One day?” “Yis, one day.” The Brahmaputra is a braided river, meaning it divides itself into several channels that spread out through its vast riverbed, channels that constantly reconnect and weave amongst themselves. Standing on the beach in Dibrugarh, one does not look out on a mighty river, but sees only a small channel that can be forded easily by truck, and beyond it a desert of bone-white sand that stretches clear to the high dark humps of the Himalayan foothills. But there is a big
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area of the Mishing people and passed many of their primitive villages as we floated or rowed along the edge of the south bank. The Mishing tribe is the most populous of all the tribes in Assam, and though they lack a written history, it is believed they migrated from the rugged Himalayan region of Arunachal Pradesh to the Assamese plain sometime in the fourteenth century in search of arable land. I had encountered several of their people at the Shipsagar Ghat. They looked more mongoloid than Indian and many of them, while hosting small bodies, wore the feet and hands of men twice their size. Lilu feared the Mishing as kidnappers and robbers and he almost had me convinced, for as the days went by his whiskey habit grew until it often appeared, sometime just after sunset, that the devils had snuck up and shot him. Two days of bleary drifting passed before we were woken in the morning by wind. A perfect wind. We loaded the Pork Belly as quickly as possible and were blowing by Majuli Island, the second largest river island in the world, within the hour. The river was narrow and deep and swirling grey-green in this stretch, with the jungle palms and banana trees of Majuli Island to the right and the high forested cliffs of the south bank to the left creating a long lush corridor through the wilderness. The channel was deep and fast and the current rushed along. In a flash of insight Daniel and I pulled the Macchar up alongside the Pork Belly and tied the two crafts rail-to-rail. We raised the mainsail of the Macchar and threw it over and sailed wing-onwing for the entire day. The Macchar was fragile but fast; we had repaired her with silicone the night before and now with her sails full she strained on the lines that held her alongside. The sails were taught and the water sloughed noisily between the hulls and we were flying! Flying! There was a lot of whiskey drinking and joyhowling that day, a lot of sail-slapping and laughing “bone tight!” and standing on the bow with the water rushing under you and that sound, that lovely sound. We took turns at the tiller and Daniel cooked us a delicious “feed” on the stove underway. By nightfall we estimated we had covered fifty miles – a far cry from the average ten or twelve of the days prior. All we had needed was a day like that, and it wasn’t the last. The wind was just starting to clock to the west when we moored the boats off the windward shore of another river islet. There seemed to be some weather coming and we didn’t want them banging on the beach. The horizon was just a dark undefined grey, we were expecting a bit of rain and wind, and I recall thinking it foolish to moor the Macchar with her own two poles driven deep into the sand with a hammer. But I did it anyways and walked up to our camp in time to hear Lilu make his first noise in days. “Denial,” he said quickly, and pointed at the sky. A pale yellow wall was bearing down on us from the south. It was a cloud, except it reached all the way down to the ground, and we had thirty seconds before it hit. “Looks just like The Mummy cloud!” shouted Zach. He was referring to the movie and we all laughed. Daniel and Lilu staked the windward side of the tent down and our things were sort of scattered around the general area, but there was no time to collect them. The storm was so sudden that we only began to feel it from a hundred feet off, and when it hit none of us had any idea what was going to happen. Immediately the day turned yellow, the sun went out, and as the air filled with sand our world became very small, brown, and loud. The sand began to sting the skin and it was harder to see by the second. I ran down to the water’s edge just before it disappeared from view. The Macchar broke free into the stream, and I caught her stern as the river came over my waist. The bamboo poles I had staked her with were gone. The sail was badly furled and whipping in the wind and it was all I had just to hold the boat in place. Looking back to the beach there was no longer a beach, and out towards the channel there was no longer a channel; there was just me with my hands gripping the Macchar and my
eyes full of sand and the brown wind hoo’ing and flogging us out to the river. Zach and Daniel ran out just as the Pork Belly cut loose, and we were all in the water with the boats working us down, shouting and holding and the wind getting stronger all the time, until the Macchar dragged me out up to my shoulders and I let her go with all the drinking water inside. I rushed up to the silhouette of the Pork Belly as she pulled Daniel and Zach farther out into the water and hooked my arm around the windward shroud. The three of us pulled until the beastly noises came out, but still the Pork Belly tugged us. The water got deeper and deeper until we lost footing, and with no other choice we clambered into the cockpit. “Looks like we’re going to sea!” I shouted. The Pork Belly took off. But just then the handsome figure of the Macchar appeared through the haze. She lay on her side in the young waves and in seconds we were upon her, pinned firm by the wind against her capsized hull. The water was shallower here and the wind slackened long enough for us to marvel at the dark grey hair and bodies of each other, plastered with wet dust. The only thing that wasn’t grey were our eyes; we looked just like seal people. We soon jumped back into the water, fully aware of our miraculous luck in being blown onto the Macchar, and after a couple more tug–of–war debacles the Pork Belly was moored by two poles driven adrenaline-deep into the sand. The storm kicked up again. We waited out the worst of it crouched behind the Pork Belly’s hull and then, sensing another break in the action, Daniel and Zach ran into the void to look for what was left of our camp. The sail was partly ripped from the mast, and when I climbed to tie it firm the dust had cleared so that I could finally view the scene. In the struggle the boats had been blown several hundred feet down the shore. Standing upon the bow of the Pork Belly, I squinted out into what seemed to be a bubble of visibility hovering over us in a world that was otherwise choked with sand. The wind was yellow and fast coming down the shore, and at the far end of the bubble lay the buried black shapes of our camp. I saw the sad flapping tarpaulin half-buried by the low rushing sand, and the dark figures of Daniel and Zach picking through it. Lilu was in there somewhere, acting as paperweight to our possessions. The sun filtered down and glowed a lemony yellow in the shifting pockets of clarity. Just offshore, the green hull of the Macchar lay on her side with the young waves slapping against her. It was the scene of a high-stakes, first-rate spanking, and I felt the strange gratification of doing something substantial enough that its destruction was not only a shame but an epic event. I also felt pride of ownership while looking out, from the bow of the boat we had saved, at the wreck of the Macchar. Only then did I appreciate what we were doing as something more than the comedy of errors that it had, until then, seemed to be. The next morning was full of obligations. The weather was particularly cool and breezy and clear as we set to work. The fine powdery sand had violated everything we owned, and while Daniel and Zach did their best to reconcile the worst victims among our possessions, I grabbed my needle and thread and spent the next hour mending the sails of the Pork Belly. It should be mentioned that the “sails” were actually just tarps that we cut and sewed into their proper nautical dimensions. There came a time when the items we had dealt with were as good as they would get and the others would just have to wait. We took down the drying lines, packed our bags, and loaded the boat. Daniel and I managed to pull the Macchar onto shore but, as suspected, the fragile tin was all torn up. We condemned her, the one-sail wonder that she was, to die on the beach, and with this last blasphemous act we pulled out the mooring stakes and set sail anew, one boat short with six liters of drinking water and the whole of Kaziranga National Park to traverse before we again touched civilization. The Brahmaputra boasts an average depth of 124 feet and a
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Schooner Winterwood For Sale & For Sail
Schooner Winterwood Rig – Varnished Sitka spruce masts and booms with topmasts, white painted crosstrees, and varnished gaffs and booms. Planking – 1 ¼ inch mahogany. Frames – Oak 2 x 2. Propulsion – 66 hp Yanmar turning a 17 x 16 propeller. Full sail inventory, barometers, ships clocks, lines, blocks etc. There have been major renovations accomplished throughout much of the boat and she has had the best maintenance available. Builder – Warren Robar, Upper La Have Nova Scotia Designer – William Roue Year Built – 1964 US Document Number - 931080 LOA – 54’
LWL – 36’ Beam – 12’2” Draft – 6’ She is for sale for $125,000. If you have interest you can contact John and Janet Whitney. 401-935-9237 firstname.lastname@example.org They will be happy to show her as she’s currently located on Bannister’s Wharf in Downtown Newport. For a virtual viewing go to Schooner Winterwood virtual viewing on youtube. www.youtube.com/watch?v=uuqKZw1vgTA
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winter sports directory 2013 / 2014 Bowling Old Mountain Lanes 25 minutes from downtown Newport. 756 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield, RI 02879 401.783.5511 www.oldmountainlanesri.com Indoor Karting F1 Boston F1 Boston offers the ultimate indoor kart racing experience, from Arrive & Drive open racing sessions and private events to competitive leagues and endurance races that push you to perform your best. 290 Wood Rd., Braintree, MA 02184 781-848-2300
and ocean view from the outdoor waterfront rink. Free parking, on-site concessions, regular admission discounts, professional instructors, and skating by the sea. Adults $7.00 Senior Citizens (55+) $5.00 Children (3-11) $5.00 Toddlers (Under 3) Free with Adult Adult Season Pass $100.00 Child Season Pass $80.00 Newport Yachting Center America’s Cup Ave., Newport, 401.846.3018 www.skatenewport.com Skiing & Snowboarding Resorts
Laser Tag & Paint Ball
Yawgoo Valley Ski Area
Ski area during winter & a water park in the summer. Skiing, Snowboard park and snow tubing. 160 Yagoo Valley Rd., Exeter, RI 02822 401.294.3802 www.yawgoo.com
Providence Indoor Paintball Play weeknights or weekends in the safety and comfort of the indoors. Outdoor fields also. 199 Thurston St., Providence, RI 02907 508.730.1230 www.providencepaintball.com Mini Golf Gate Golf - Backlight Course Indoor adventure through space & time 35 minutes from downtown Newport. 288 Plymouth Ave., Fall River, MA 02721 508.730.1230 www.lazergate.com Self Defense Newport Martial Arts Teens & Adults, karate-kung fu, tai chi, brazilian jui jitsu, american open sword. 800 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, RI 02842 401.849.3900 www.newportmartialarts.com Villari’s Martial Arts Center Mind, Body, Spirit, Self-Defense and fitness for men, women and children. 823 West Main Rd., Middletown, RI 02842 401.847.0184 www.villarisri.com
Wachusett Mountain 1,000 ft., vertical drop, 22 trails, 8 lifts, minutes away from Boston, RI & Ct. Great for weekend/day ski trips. 499 Mountain Rd., Princeton, MA 01541 978.464.5101 www.wachusett.com
NEW HAMPSHIRE Attitash Resort
35 minutes from downtown Newport. 288 Plymouth Ave., Fall River, MA 02721 508.730.1230 www.lazergate.com
vertical drop, 9 lifts, 21 lighted trails. 37 Corey Rd., MA 01237 413.738.5500 www.jiminipeak.com
CONNECTICUT Mohawk Mountain 23 trails covering 107 skiable acres. 14 Lighted Trails, Largest night skiing area in CT. 46 West Cornwall, CT., 06796 860.672.6100 www.mohawkmtn.com Ski Sundown 15 trails & terrain, ski shop, lounge 126 Ratlum Rd., New Hartford, CT 06057 860.379.7669 www.skisundown.com
Ranked in the East’s top ten ski resorts for snow quality & grooming. Two peaks, Attitash & Bear Park. 77 Trails. U.S. 302, Bartlett, NH 03812 603.374.2600 www.attitash.com Loon 60 trails, 7 terrain parks, superpipe & tubing, Nordic Skiing/Snowshoeing Two-hours from Boston, right off I93. 60 Loon Mountain Rd., Lincoln, NH 03251 800.229.5666 www.loonmtn.com Mt. Sunapee Resort Ranked best snow surfaces in the East for 5 years in a row in the 2010 SKI Magazine Reader Survey. 90 Minutes from Boston. 1398 Rte. 103, Newbury, NH 03255 603.763.3500 www.mountsunapee.com
VERMONT Bromley Mountain
MAINE Sugarloaf USA Maine’s biggest ski mountain. 133 trails. One-mountain continuous vertical drop of 2,820 ft., the longest in the East. 5092 Sugarloaf Access Rd.,Carrabassett Valley, Maine 04947 www.sugarloaf.com Sunday River Ski Resort 4 Season Resort. 8 interconnected mountain peaks with 133 trails and 743 acres, plus over a 1,000 acres filled with secret stashes. 15 South Ridge Rd., Newry, Maine 04261 207.824.3000 www.sundayriver.com
MASSACHUSETTS Skate Newport
Jiminy Peak Resort
Surround yourself with the colonial charm
45 trails covering 170 skiable acres, 1,150
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One of the oldest continuous running ski ares in the US. 43 trails woven through 163 acres of state and national forest. 10 lifts. 3984 Vermont Rte., 11, Peru, VT 05152 802.824.5522 www.bromley.com Jay Peak 2,153 vertical feet of skiing, 77 trails, famous for receiving the most natural snowfall of any eastern ski resort. 1144 Access Rd., Jay, VT., 05859 802.988.2611 www.jaypeakresort.com Killington Resort Largest ski & snowboard area in the east. 6 interconnected mountains, 140 trails, 87 miles of trails, 22 lifts. 4763 Killington Rd., Killington, VT., 05751 www.killington.com
Mad River Glen Famous for expert terrain and beautiful varied beginner and intermediate trails. Nation’s last surviving single chairlift. 57 Schuss Pass, Fayston, VT 05673 802.496.3551 www.madriverglen.com Mount Snow A resort which is dedicated to being different. 20 lifts, 2.5 hrs. from Boston, 3 hrs. from Providence. 39 Mount Snow Rd., West Dover, VT 05356 802.464.8501 www.mountsnow.com Okemo Mountain Resort Terrain parks, 2,200 ft. highest vertical, 5 mountain areas, Okemo’s Parks & Pipes are ranked “Top 10 Overall Resorts” by Transworld Snowboarding. 77 Okemo Ridge Rd., Ludlow, VT 05149 802.228.4041 www.okemo.com Pico More than 17 miles of ski trails across 4 of Vermont’s most scenic peaks and 52 trails. 4763 Killington Rd., Killington, VT 05751 866.667.PICO www.picomountain.com Stowe Mountain Resort Vermont’s highest peak at 4,395 ft. above sea level. 118 trails, each trail average nearly a mile in length. 5781 Mountain Rd., Stowe, VT 05672 800.253.4754 www.stowe.com Stratton Mountain Resort 94 trails, 2,003 ft. vertical drop. 11 lifts, 5 terrain parks. World famous half-pipe which hosts the annual U.S. Open Snowboard Championships. From Boston, take rte. 2 West to I91 Go North to exit 2, follow signs to rte. 30 north to Bondville, VT. Stratton Mt. Access Rd. is the next street south of the local 7Eleven. 800.787.2886 www.stratton.com Sugarbush Resort Over 4,000 acres of terrain across 6 peaks and 2 mountain areas. 11 pristine wooded ski areas covering 40 acres, great for backcountry skiing. 111 trails, 16 lifts. 1840 Sugarbush Access Rd., Warren, VT 05674 802.583.6100 www.sugarbush.com Background photo: Matthew Cohen Photography
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ardio Kickboxing is a class of drills consisting of punches, kicks, and plyometrics. We utilize hand-held weights and our own body resistance, along with intervals of jumping, jumping jacks, and high intensity cardio to keep you working in your target heart rate range (your max heart rate is no more than 220 minus your age). Upper body drills are done with hand weights of no more than three pounds, and feature jabs, uppercuts, cross power punches, and hooks. I like to throw in – no pun intended – a few surprises as well. The lower body workout is a series of maneuvers that include front knee strikes, front kicks, side knee blocks, side kicks, and back kicks. Also included in between these exercises are power squats, which target your glutes, hamstrings, and quads – and most importantly your abs get a great workout.
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Margaret Palmer Film and Television Costume Designer Hair by Candy LaRose, make up by Ellen Andersen both at Cathryn Jamieson Salon, Jamestown Chan Luu necklaces, Miguel Ases earrings, BiyaÂ Larissa jacket in light camel From Karol Richardson, Newport
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Allison and Nora Hair by Candy LaRose Custom vintage dress, fur hat and gloves from Karma, Newport
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Pilar Brenner with Olive, Raina and Lucas Owner of Festival Fete Make up by Jessica D'Amore Hair by Candy LaRose Dolce Gabbana dress from Wish, Newport
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Place the chopstick with wick over the top of your container, centering the wick in the middle. The bottom of the wick should just touch the bottom of the container. If it is too long, wind up the wick on the stick. Pour wax into the container. When cool, cut the container off of the candle. Trim wick to 2 inches. Never leave your wax unattended, even when it’s cooling! My girlfriend and I once picked a batch of bayberries to make candles, and I had the job of simmering them to remove the wax. With the berries cooked, I went out to my veggie garden to pick some dinner. My three daughters were always very helpful and loved to cook with me. In the house, one of them (who will remain nameless) decided to help me clean up. Thinking mom had burnt dinner, she dumped my bayberries and wax down the sink. Of course, the wax immediately hardened when it hit the plumbing . . .
aroma. Christians believe that the light of a bayberry candle on Christmas Eve will invite the Christ-child into the home. If you run out of BB’s for your BB gun, the waxy berries are great substitutes, but they don’t go as far. The bayberry candle is smokeless after snuffing. An old folklore adage: “A bayberry candle burnt to the socket, brings food to the larder and gold to the pocket.”
Medicinal Values The leaves and roots were used for medicinal purposes. Bayberry tea has been used for sore throats, spongy gums, and jaundice. Poultices made with the root bark are said to heal ulcers, cuts, bruises, and insect bites. Leaves in your bathwater add a nice scent and seem to soften your skin . . . Folklore and Tidbits 5,000 years ago Egyptians scented their candles and bath water with herbal and floral oils that are still used today. When colonial families settled here they could use 200 to 400 candles in a year. Back then, tallow was rendered from animal fat to make candles. When the women discovered the sweet scent and waxy properties of the bayberry, they started making bayberry candles. These candles burned longer and cleaner than those made with animal tallow, and were so special they were usually saved for Christmas time. Burn a bayberry candle on Christmas Eve and you will have health, wealth, and prosperity in the coming year. If sweethearts who are apart at Christmas time light bayberry candles they will be united by the sweet
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jacqueline marque continued... an old machine shop or junk yard and I’m a happy girl. I’m also really inspired by anything completely offbeat and bizarre, it’s the New Orleans in me.”
See more of Jacqueline’s work with Apartment Therapy here: www.apartmenttherapy.com/authors/Jacqueline Check out her new blog at: www.crescentandanchor.com Browse her portfolio at: jacquelinemarque.com And if you would like to contact her directly, send an email to: email@example.com
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student exhibit at the Newport Art Museum. That exhibit wrapped in November, leaving her time to create functional ware for her annual studio holiday sale at Domus Luti. Today Charlene lives in Portsmouth and splits time between Domus Luti and the Newport Art Museum’s art school – the Coleman Center for Creative Studies – where she has been on the faculty as an educator for 10 years. She works with a diverse group of students who range in age from 4 to 90 and in aptitude from beginner to professional. At the Bradley School she instructs students with psychiatric and behavioral needs. “Clay is such an expressive medium that all can benefit from it,” Charlene says about her students working with pottery. An accomplished, innovative ceramist and educator with extensive experience in teaching, one wonders what keeps Charlene going. “My curiosity, my passion, and my students,” the artist explains. “There is nothing like making that connection with another person. Whether it is at a Raku firing, teaching someone how to center a piece of clay, or working with a non-communicative student who has something to say through art, I am living my dream.” To share in Charlene’s dream, sign up for a class at the Newport Art Museum, or visit her studio Domus Luti, at 545 Pawtucket Avenue in Pawtucket, for their annual holiday sale on Saturday, December 7th and 14th, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. Domus Luti is currently taking interviews for one studio space available in their pottery co-op. See their Facebook page for details. Charlene can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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COOPERATIVE DEBLOIS GALLERY
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By Kristen Coates
eBlois Gallery has found a new home on Aquidneck Avenue, in Middletown, after 29 years on Bellevue, in Newport. I recently visited their new space and later interviewed Valerie Debrule, a member of the arts cooperative for the last 18 years, and Kathy Armor, one of the gallery’s newer members. Here is what I learned about their new space, their upcoming holiday invitational, and the history of the gallery. In 1984, artist and arts patron Edith Bozyan founded the cooperative, using the first floor gallery of a building she owned on Bellevue Avenue, at the corner of DeBlois Alley. Wanting to show contemporary art in Newport, she gathered a small group of artist friends to form the co-op, and thus DeBlois Gallery was born. Edith eventually passed on, but the spirit of the group endured. The production moved to 138 Bellevue Avenue, a few doors away from the original location, assumed non-profit status, and its membership grew to as many as 18 associates. The Gallery featured solo shows for artists like Joseph Norman, Jim Baker, and Rita Rogers, and hosted monthly openings for two to four guest artists. Over the years there have been hundreds of shows featuring countless pieces of art. Since moving to their latest location in September, the gallery has had two successful openings and currently boasts 15 members, some with over ten years of tenure. The layout of the space is different, which allows the curators to experiment with new exhibitions, and they look forward to the annual DeBlois Holiday Arts and Crafts Invitational, with an opening reception on Saturday, December 7, from 5 to 9pm. The show runs through December 24, offering a wide array of handcrafts featuring pottery, woodwork, jewelry, paintings, sculpture, clothing, and accessories, all by local and regional artists. Visit DeBlois Gallery at 134 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown. Learn more about the arts cooperative on their website www.debloisgallery.com. And be sure to check out the DeBlois Holiday Arts and Crafts Invitational opening on Saturday, December 7, and running through the 24th.
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THE SECRET ROCK N ROLL HISTORY OF NEWPORT: 1973 - 1983 by Deano
The soundtrack a music scene provides is often an accurate barometer for the state of it's hometown. In the early 70's, the scent of change was ripe in Newport's salty air. When the U.S. Navy pulled out the fleet in '73, the city was thrown into an economic downward spiral. With the relocation of the celebrated Jazz and Folk festivals to NYC after '71, the city had lost its most recognizable musical tradition. But the foundation for a new musical identity that would both inspire its youth and add a new chapter to Newport's rich musical legacy was being laid. In this installment we'll explore '73 - '83 and revisit some of the more memorable moments through the eyes of a few that were there and felt their influence. Our Rock n Roll Round Table participants: SID ABBRUZZI- The Package. The Legend. Water Brother #1, founding member of Big World, and don of all things Rock n Roll; JIM GILLIS- Award-winning writer for the Newport Daily News, lifelong music fan,and longtime champion of the Newport scene; 'STEVIE D' DONNELLY- Musician, showman, and local music historian; FRANK GARDNER- Musician
and legendary sound engineer; LAWSON- The one and only. Doorman and bar manager of Harpo's. These gentlemen share with us some of the unforgettable moments in Newport's Rock history that would shape the sound of things to come. It was early September of '73 that young and hungry Boston bad-boys AEROSMITH showed up in Newport on their dizzying tour of New England. Although their breakthrough hit 'Dream On' was receiving lots of local airplay, it was yet to break them nationally. Constant touring throughout the Northeast was building their fanbase and the seeds of their success were being sown. Sid recalls, "A friend of ours was booking bands and had been using the Viking Hotel as a venue. He called and invited us to soundcheck, and asked us if we'd watch the fire exits during the show. So after soundcheck it's just us and AEROSMITH hanging around and they ask us, 'Hey, what goes on in this town? What do you guys do?', we said 'We mostly hang out at the beach', so about half an hour later we're driving by the
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beach and there's the whole band leaning up against the First Boston-area show, at The Club in Cambridge. He shot some Beach seawall, with no one around. They were probably expectSuper 8mm footage at that gig that was used for the live ing a boardwalk or something like that. But there they were, career-spanning RAMONES: It's Alive 1974-1996 DVD [Sid's looking like they should be in Atlantic City, without a soul in footage is Chain Saw, track 6] sight." These epic shows were bringing something new to town Sid and the boys worked the show without incident and got and it was resonating with Newport's working-class youth. In a great view of the frenzied performance AEROSMITH were the following years, new bands were forming that showed a becoming known for. "It was awesome. They were sorta punk at clear influence of these grittier new sounds. If Jazz and Folk the time, like the American Rolling Stones. We ended up followhad been Newport's past, Punk was becoming its future. ing them for a couple more shows, they were playing all around Newport's first Punk band may have been MENACE. When New England at the time." Bob Lawton and James Costakos joined the lineup of Frank A couple of months later Newport got its first dose of NYCFlaherty, Frank Gardner, and Artie Dennis, their sound took a style proto-punk GLAM. Sid remembers, "The same friend that turn for the punker. Frank remembers, "Bob modeled himself booked the AEROSMITH show was bringing in the NEW YORK after Iggy. And he was a real promoter, he was very in touch DOLLS. He knew we had a van so with the scene and we packed 'em he called me and asked me if we in. We played all over the place." could pick them up at the airport. Not long after MENACE, Frank We were a little late and they were Gardner and Artie Dennis joined up already off the plane. They weren't with Eddie Silvia and formed THE in the stage outfits but they were HANGERS, while James Costakos dressed really over-the-top in plat[aka, Jimmy Silk] and Sid [aka, form boots, stuff like that. They had Johnny Morroco] joined forces with a circle of people around them and Nick Stingley, Victor World, Charles they were dancing and being really Best and Chris Mess and became loose and lively. The ride back to BIG WORLD. These bands would Newport was crazy and they were not only help define Newport's burreally cool. We dropped them off at geoning Punk scene, but they would the Viking, got to check out their inspire a whole new surge of bands. soundcheck and then the show BIG WORLD quickly became a that night." powerhouse, packing rooms and Stevie D fondly remembers, decimating audiences with their "We knew the DOLLS were playing powerful show. Out of town they'd so me and my friend Smitty [Mike support major acts like IGGY AND Smith] had to walk up there. We THE STOOGES, THE TUBES, GANG wandered into the lobby and [NY WAR, and JOHNNY THUNDERS, The Hangers upstairs at Harpos. DOLLS bass player] Arthur 'Killer' but here in town they were clearly L-R: Artie Dennis, Frank Gardiner & Eddie Silvia Kane is standing there leaning up headliners. The scene was starting against the wall. He looks down at us from atop his 7 inch platto crystalize, and now all it needed was a home base. form boots and asks, 'Hey, you guys coming to see the show?', With a decline in the number of people coming out to see live Jazz, 'Crazy' Dave Haddad, who owned and operated and we're 11 years old so we reluctantly answer, 'No, we don't have the money and our parents won't let us.' So he says, 'Well Harpo's Jazz Club, began to incorporate other types of music how about this? You guys can come in for a little while. You can into the monthly schedule. Their eclectic mix of musical genres see some of the show and make it back home before you get in would become a Newport staple. trouble.' He was a really sweet guy." About the show itself, Stevie D recalls, "They had everything. On any given night Stevie recalls, "Sylvain Sylvain was wearing roller skates. He you could see a Folk act, or a Fusion band, or a Punk band, or a Reggae band, and they had national acts on the weekends." was stomping his foot so hard he put his skate through the stage! They were loud, they had attitude, and they were snotty. During this period Frank had become the house sound engiAnd even though you couldn't really understand the words you neer and states, "I was grateful to 'Crazy' Dave for exposing me knew they were saying what you were feeling. It was life-changto so many different types of music and allowing me an opporing." tunity to hone my craft." When the RAMONES came to Newport to play a two-night With THE HANGERS in place as the de facto Harpo's house stint at Bourbon Street in the spring of '76, Sid once again got band, and BIG WORLD emerging as the major local headliner, bands like BORED YOUTH [Sean Smith and Mike 'Smitty' the call. "There was no one coming to see those guys then so we spread the word through the shop. We led the charge and Smith's band] and the BOY KILLERS [maybe Newport's first girl went up there every night. Everybody came up and saw them punks] added more fuel to what was becoming Newport's ragand we got to hang with them. They were awesome live. That ing Punk inferno. first RAMONES record was so groundbreaking, and then to Hosting bands like Boston-based rising stars THE NEIGHhear them play it live and it's better than the record... wow." A BORHOODS and MISSION OF BURMA, Harpo's was becoming a couple of days later, Sid would catch the RAMONES first destination Rock club that bands wanted to play. 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"Harpo's became the Super-Rock club of Newport, undoubtedly. There was no competition with Harpo's. It was packed every night. They had rooms for rent upstairs full of Rock n Roller's. It had a real NYC Rock n Roll feel." Jim agrees, "Harpo's was the place. Really at the time the best Rock clubs in RI were the Living Room and Lupo's in Providence and Harpo's in Newport." Harpo's was gaining a reputation as one of the best-sounding clubs in the state and was becoming a regular stop for the top regional touring acts of the day. Jim remembers, "One of the best shows I'd ever seen was HUMAN SEXUAL RESPONSE. They were absolutely fantastic, and they'd come through regularly." Frank recalls his first time seeing HSR, "I was thinking 'Wow, this is bizarre but they can sing their asses off.' And the musicianship was unreal. Malcolm [Travis, who would later play in Bob Mould's post-HUSKER DU band, SUGAR] the drummer would make my PA roar!" Another act that frequented the Harpo's stage were art-punks LOU MIAMI AND THE KOZMETIX, who Sid describes as, "Kinda like the Wayne County [of WAYNE COUNTY AND THE ELECTRIC CHAIRS] of New England. They were crazy, and huge at that time." When NYC Punk legends the DEAD BOYS came to play, they were supported by local favorites BORED YOUTH and another band that would play their one and only show. Stevie D recounts his stage debut, "After Nick Stingley parted ways with BIG WORLD he put a new band together, NICK STINGLEY AND
THE KILLER-BEES, with myself, Nick 'The Pick' Costakos, and Jimmy Dugan. We played one show. We opened for the DEAD BOYS at Harpo's. Me and [Dead Boys drummer] Jimmy Zero had a little disagreement upstairs that almost came to fisticuffs, but [Dead Boys guitar player] Cheetah Chrome came in and calmed everyone down. That was the first show I ever played." When JOHNNY THUNDERS played Harpo's, he created a notorious Newport Rock n Roll memory before he even took the stage. Frank remembers, "He was supposed to be on stage, but no one could find him. Finally we find him. He's upstairs in the band room passed out with a needle still in his arm. We finally woke him up and got him to the stage. He went on pretty late that night." Johnny had essentially been overtaken by his addiction by that point. As Jim summarizes, "He was a mess. He was in really bad shape", a sentiment the rest of our round table echoes. One of the more unforgettable acts that came through regularly was SWEET PIE the Naked Boogie-Woogie Piano Player. He would tour up and down the east coast playing his piano "as naked as the law would allow." Lawson got to know SWEET PIE through the years and shares, "Because of his fascination with Fats Domino as a child, he played everything in the key of C. He'd do these hilarious caricatures of people in the audience. He had an giant easel on his piano, with sheaves of white
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paper, and he'd pick someone out and drawn them, usually depicting them doing something obscene. It's funny, at the time the Women's Resource Center was brand new and I was a member of NOW, the National Organization for Women. I tried to organize a benefit for the Women's Resource Center, and we were going to have SWEET PIE play. The head of the WRC came to me and said, 'No, we're not interested in the money if he's playing. He's inappropriate.' and I said, 'You've got to be kidding. Hundreds of women come to see his show every time he plays. Women love the guy.' She didn't appreciate his brand of musical humor, I guess." By 1982, amidst noise complaints and violations [Harpo's was located entirely too close to a retirement home, certainly considering the debauchery that regularly took place], 'Crazy' Dave decided to shutter its doors. Harpo's had managed to galvanize Newport's early Punk scene and had provided a home in which it could grow. Stevie D reflects,"Guys like Cub Koda [of BROWNSVILLE STATION, the guy that wrote 'Smokin in the Boys Room'] would come through. We got to hang with him for hours. He was from that school where he felt he was obliged to teach the young'ens. Sylvain Sylvain was the same way." Now, with only the hazy memories and the pictures to prove it, the scene was once again in search of a home base. For a short while, Harrekan's on Broadway hosted Newport's Punk community. Sid remembers, "We saw an opportunity to play a big place and they had this back bar that was pretty much empty. We went and said, 'Hey let's get this going', and they let us build a stage where that back bar was." Jim chuckles as he remembers Harrekan's most unique feature. "They had a mechanical bull. They tried to do a cowboy bar thing and jump on the 'Urban Cowboy' fad. Luckily it didn't last too long". Sid adds, "The first time BIG WORLD played there I jumped right on the bull!" In addition to BIG WORLD, Harrekan's would play host to legends like THE DICTATORS and JOHNNY THUNDERS. However, despite having a big room, a great stage, and a vomit-inducing mechanical drunk-launcher, it wouldn't last long enough to be called home. The same year Harpo's closed, the Blue Pelican Jazz Club opened on West Broadway. After a rough first year of booking solely Jazz, the Pelican went the way of Harpo's and began an eclectic schedule that included everything under the musical sun. It was right around this time that two unique things were happening. The first was the buzz surrounding this new and strangesounding band. Jim recalls, "Tony Lioce was the music writer for the Providence Journal at the time and he lived in town. He said, 'Hey there's this band, THROWING MUSES, that are playing at the [Newport] Art Museum. You should go see this'. I went and they were really good, really unique. It didn't sound like
anything else at the time." Although it would be a couple of years before the MUSES would break, there was definitely a change in the musical cabin-pressure of the Newport scene. The second was an underground movement that was making a slow-build ascent to the surface. If you weren't sure if you'd heard Hardcore yet, you hadn't. It was Punk's natural evolution. It took any pretense or posturing in Punk, shredded it, and spit it back out. Hardcore wasn't happening in clubs quite yet, but it Photo courtesy of Dan Dunn was happening. In basements, back yard parties, youth dances at St. Joseph's. The scene was about to evolve and no one was gonna stop it. VICIOUS CIRCLE [original lineup: Al Aleicho, Doug Ernest, Fred Abong, and Serg] would jump-start the next chapter in our musical history, Newport Hardcore. It would find a home at the Blue Pelican, and along with VERBAL ASSAULT and POSITIVE OUTLOOK also leading the way, would help to define the musical identity of Newport's youth in the early 80's. But that's another story... Newport Hardcore deserves its own space and it will get it. In the next issue. So let's rally the troops. If you have memories, stories, flyers, or pictures from this era that you'd like to share for the Newport Hardcore feature, hit me up at email@example.com. Special thanks to all who spent time sharing stories from the heyday, and thanks to Chris Abbruzzi , Frank Gardner, and Sean Smith for providing such great pictures. Thanks again to all!
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Dec. • Jan. • Feb. • Mar. • Apr. December 2 - January 5
Christmas in Newport
Gingerbread Lighthouse at the Newport Marriott
A month long celebration of the Holiday Season throughout Newport. Enjoy a series of concerts, tree lighting, craft fairs, candlelight house tours and much more.
Come visit the Gingerbread Lighthouse in the lobby of the Newport Marriott hotel.
Newport Marriott Citywide, Newport, RI 02840 401-849-6454
25 America's Cup Avenue, Newport, RI 02840 401-849-1000
December 6 - 7, 13 -14, 20 - 21, 27 - 28
Live Improv Comedy with The Bit Players 8pm - RI's most award winning comedy troupe hits the stage with fast paced, high energy improvisation. The shows are a lot like "Whose Line is it Anyway" with hilarious scenes, hysterical musical numbers & larger than life characters all inspired by audience suggestions. BYOB! Laugh More.
Firehouse Theater 4 Equality Park Place, Newport, RI 02840 401-849-3473
December 6 Newport Skating Center Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony & Grand Opening
December 6 - 8, 13 -15, 20 -21
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The Newport Skating Center will open on Friday, December 6th at 5pm. Please plan to join us for our annual Tree Lighting Ceremony from 5:30pm to 6:30pm and be sure to stay after for ice skating!
19 America's Cup Avenue, Newport, RI 02840 401-841-8700
America’s Cup Ave.,Newport, RI
The Polar Express™ comes to life aboard the Newport Dinner Train. Share the magic as the Conductor reads the tale of a young boy's unforgettable journey to the North Pole. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus. Enjoy caroling, hot chocolate and cookies and Santa has a special gift for every child who truly believes. Departs Friday, Saturday, Sunday 4pm and 6:30pm. $34.95 Adult and $24.95. Children. Always a sellout. Please reserve early!
Newport Skating Center
Holiday Evening at The Breakers
Bowen’s Wharf 43rd Annual Christmas Tree Lighting
6pm-8pm. Enjoy live holiday music & light refreshments as you stroll through The Breakers.
4:30 pm Frosty the Snowman • 5:00 pm Christmas Carol Sing-along • 6:00 pm Tree Lighting & Santa arrives. Come early to enjoy seasonal music around the shops, and stay through the evening as the festivities begin. Local musicians take the stage at 5 pm to lead the Christmas Carol Sing-a-long. We light the tree at 6 pm, and Santa & Mrs. Claus sail into Bowen's Basin (harbor arrival is weather permitting).
Holiday crafts, carousel rides, refreshments and a special visit from Santa. Sponsored by the Newport Rotary Club. Noon - 3pm
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December 1 - 31
Eaton’s Beach Rotunda
175 Memorial Blvd., Newport, RI 02840 401-845-5800
44 Ochre Point Avenue, Newport, RI 02842 401-847-1000
13 Bowen's Wharf, Newport, RI 02840 401-849-2120
December 8 - 22
Dec. 12, 2013 - Feb. 13, 2014
Festival Fete's Holiday Market
Newport Gallery Night
Bring your entire family to enjoy Festival Fete's third annual Holiday Market, this year on three consecutive Sundays - December 8, 15 and 22 - at Rhodes on the Pawtuxet in Cranston. The festival will include more than 150 contemporary American art and craft artisans along with visits with Santa, free gift wrapping, a children's creation station, festive food and strolling merriment. Proceeds benefit Art Is Smart.
Newport Gallery Night is held the second Thursday of every month from 5pm-8pm in the evening at the galleries. The map and brochure, created by members of the Organization, can be used during the evening gallery stroll and during a daytime art walk through working studios and traditional gallery-style art venues.
Rhodes on the Pawtuxet
Newport Gallery Organization
60 Rhodes Pl., Cranston, RI
Downtown, Newport, RI 02840 401-848-0550
www.newportgalleries.org * Please check websites or call for calendar date & times before attending events - all dates and information are subject to change.
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December 14 - 15
IYRS Fall Lecture Series
Christmas Craft Fair
Making in New England - In Newport, and throughout New England, we are fortunate to have many world renowned masters in a variety of fields—from furniture makers, artisans and traditional boat builders to extraordinary architects and designers working with innovative materials and technologies. Join us and these four highly regarded New England makers, as we celebrate the diversity of great craft and the passion, technique and thinking behind it.
Join us for our 8th Annual Christmas Craft Fair A Craft & Vendor Fair See our talented Crafters & Vendors with their Holiday Creations & Products. This is a fundraiser for Hasbro Children's Hospital. Proceeds of all of our raffles will go to them. Door Prizes for the first 100 customers, Arts & Crafts for the Kids, Bring your camera and take a photo with Santa at 2pm for both days Saturday & Sunday. 10am-4pm A Family Event for all. Free Admission & Parking.
Knights of Columbus
IYRS - Restoration Hall
7 Valley Road, Middletown, RI 02842 401-396-9921
449 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840 401-848-5777
December 14 - 15
December 14 - 15
Warm Up for the Holidays
Winter’s Arts & Artisan
The Providence Flea Goes Indoors!
Join us from 1pm-4pm as we “Warm Up for the Holidays” with tastings of our award-winning wines, food samples from local vendors, warm mulled wine, and holiday favorites performed live by Dick Lupino and friends.
Come to the Winter’s Arts & Artisan Fair set in the beautiful and historic Tiverton Four Corners Village! This fair is a unique, boutique artist showcase, where you can shop for one of a kind holiday gifts from some of the best local & regional artists and artisans. Make your holidays more personal, memorable and sustainable by giving the gift of a local, handmade treasure.
The Providence Flea is an upscale urban flea market with vintage finds, art, fashion, local crafts, curiosities and more. The Flea goes indoors on December 8 and 15 at Hope High School. Plenty of off-street parking and food trucks. (Use rear entrance near football field.)
The Meeting House
Hope High , School 324 Hope St., Providence, RI
3850 Main Road, Tiverton, RI 02878 401-533-3211
401-484-7783 (Use rear entrance)
582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871 401-847-3777
New Year's Cirque Celebration Show
New Years Eve with Eight to the Bar
Winter Wonder Days
Mohegan Sun rings in the New Year with Cirque Celebration, an original and exclusive stage production from Neil Goldberg and the famed Cirque Dreams entertainment brand. This unique celebration will be performed in the Mohegan Sun Arena and presented in-the-round offering guests a 360degree view of the action.
Swing in the new year with Eight to the Bar and Newport Grand! Eight to the Bar is known for its outstanding swing, boogie woogie, rhythm & blues, soul, Motown. Show only - $40 per person.Buffet and Show - $60++ per person.
Mohegan Sun Arena
Newport Grand Slots Event Center
1 Mohegan Sun Blvd., Uncasville, CT 1-800-745-3000
150 Admiral Kalbfus Rd., Newport, RI 02840 401-849-5000
Yes, the zoo is open all year long! And you can have a wonderful time exploring our "wild" winter wonderland with half-priced admission throughout January and February.
Roger Williams Park Zoo 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence, RI
Polar Bear Plunge
2nd Annual Frost Biter's Bash
12 - Noon. Every New Year's Day for charity the Newport Polar Bears invite anyone crazy enough to join them for a swim in the Frosty North Atlantic Ocean. The charity this year is as last year, A Wish Come True. All proceeds from the swim and at the after swim party at the Atlantic Beach Club at the east end of Easton's Beach. Come join us at noon and help us raise money for a great charity.
A celebration welcoming friends and family to enjoy the wonderful history of the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. and the America’s Cup competition. Guests are welcome to tour the Museum, eat, drink, and dance in our historic Hall of Boats. The Bash, a fundraiser for the Museum, help's the organization raise money in the off-season.
Herreshoff Marine Museum
Memorial Boulevard, Newport, RI 02840 401-846-0028
1 Burnside Avenue, Bristol, RI 02809 401-253-5000
www.frostbitersbash.com * Please check websites or call for calendar date & times before attending events - all dates and information are subject to change.
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Dec. • Jan. • Feb. • Mar. • Apr.
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February 14 - 23
February 20 - 22
26th Annual Newport Winter Festival
9th Annual Illuminated Garden
New England’s largest winter extravaganza, 10 days of non-stop food, festivities, music and fun with over 150 events for families, children and adults.
Marketing & Events 28 Pelham Street, Newport, RI 02840 401-847-7666
March 1 - 30
37th Annual Newport Irish Heritage Month
Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade
Come celebrate Irish Heritage Month with festivities throughout Newport. Please check the events schedule at website below.
Ballard park 15 Wickham Road (Rogers High School) for the front of the park 401-619-3377
58th Annual Newport Saint Patrick's Day Parade. 2014 Grand Marshall will be Robert O’Neill. Find your best green attire, keep your eyes open for leprechauns, and join in the revelry to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Newport! The parade begins at 11 a.m. at City Hall, runs through Washington Square, down Thames Street, and ends at St. Augustine's Church.
Newport Irish Heritage Association
Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee
Citywide, Newport, RI 401-847-9122
Downtown, Newport, RI 401-846-5081
April 4 • Spring
Beautiful lights illuminate Ballard Park. Lights strung out through trees and amazing lighted up installations throughout. 6 - 9pm. FREE
April 23 - 27
Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch
A 3-course meal from some of the finest area restaurant without breaking the bank! From a steaming cup of chowder overlooking the harbor to fine dining in romantic restaurants, Newport & Bristol County restaurants offer an array of creative menus. $16 for a threecourse lunch and $30 for a 3-course dinner.
Discover Newport 23 America's Cup Avenue, Newport, RI 02840 401-845-9123 www.discovernewportrestaurantweek.org
10am. The Preservation Society of Newport County invites you to bring the children to meet the Easter Bunny. Reservations required. Visit website for ticket prices and to make reservations, or call.
Join us for 5 days of independent films, live music, art exhibits and lively parties. Meet filmmakers from all over the world, local artists and musicians all in one dynamic festival. Events take place at venues in Providence and Warwick, including the historic Columbus Theatre, Cable Car Cinema, Warwick Museum of Art and the Brooklyn Coffee and Tea House. 6pm -10pm
548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840 401-847-1000 www.newportmansions.org
270 Broadway, Providence, RI 401-203-7363 www.senefest.com
* Please check websites or call for calendar date & times before attending events - all dates and information are subject to change.
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the naked truth..... Cedar –One of our readers writes that she has a mean‐girl at work, she wants to know how she should handle it. Leah – Tell the Administrator. Cedar – This is another one from a local who says his boss micro manages him and is super annoying but he loves his job. Should he stay and ignore his boss, or look for something new? Leah – Cut ties, find something new…I have a question, how many years has he worked there? Cedar – 6 years. Leah – Cut ties. Cedar – How can you ask your boss for a raise? Leah – What’s up, may I have some more money? Dan – What if they say no? Leah – Tell them you have a family to support. Cedar – A reader says her boyfriend is cheating on her but he wants to go to therapy. Is it worth her time and effort? Leah – No it isn’t, leave well enough alone. Cedar – How do I get my husband to be more romantic ‐ how do I get Dan to be more romantic? Leah – He’s shakin’ his head no…he should be a little more inti‐ mate. Cedar – There’s a girl who’s falling in love with a very close friend, should she let him know. Leah – Yes. Cedar – What if he doesn’t feel the same way? Leah – Leave him alone. Cedar – Can she stay friends with him after that? Leah – Yeah. Cedar – How do you know if your love is for real? Leah – Try it out and if it works, you know it’s for real. Dan – It’s like going to buy a car, drive it around, test it out. Dan – I heard you went to see Twilight with Peter. You yelled at the screen during the lovemaking scene since it was getting out of hand. Leah – (chuckles) Yeah, I said “stop it please your gonna break the damn bed!” Tommy – What should happen to (we’ll call him 0.035274 oz), the one man crime wave who was busted for shoplifting. Leah – Lock him up for 6 months, that’ll scare him straight. Cedar – When I bring beer to a party can I take my leftovers home with me or should I leave them? Leah – Leave them. Dan – Even if you bring 12 and only drink one? Leah – Leave 11, leave well enough alone. Cedar – What’s on your Christmas wish list this year?
Leah – I just want to spend time with my family and friends that’s it. Cedar – Do you have anyone who you see as a local hero? Leah – Christ and my sons. Dan – Since you’ve been working with Newport Naked have people recognized you more? Leah – Yes, I like it and I’ve done some autographs, a lot of autographs. I gotta carry 2 or 3 pens with me! Cedar – If you were stranded on a desert island, what 3 things would you bring? Leah – A safety kit, my lifeline, and my phone. Cedar – What’s a lifeline? Leah – (laughter) I have no idea. Cedar – How about if you could bring one person with you? Leah – Cedar and Dan. Cedar – That’s two, you can only pick one, but it can be anyone in the whole world. Leah – Peter Mellekas Dan – Why Peter? Leah – I’ve known him for 35 years. Shout Outs from Leah‐ – Amy (from Pour Judgement), I’m back and I love you, send me some questions. – My Mom Miss Barbara Lopez just turned 73, and I hope her health gets better. She has leg pain, arthritis. ‐ I will be 44 in February, I’ll be having a party! If you have questions for Leah Lopez please send them to firstname.lastname@example.org.
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