ith the holidays fast approaching, it’s the perfect time to spread good cheer. Wine makes a thoughtful (and delicious) gift for a gracious host, Secret Santa, and just about anyone! Here, we answer some of your top etiquette questions when it comes to offering wine as a gift: Q: Should I bring a personal favorite or something I know the host likes? A: I’m in favor of bringing something you like. I think of my friends as adventurous—why not seize the opportunity to impress them and introduce something new? At the same time, if you know they prefer red, that can be a great starting point.
Q: Should I try to pair the bottle with food? A: If you know what you are having for dinner, by all means. If not, an aperitif wine (or one that is served before dinner) makes a nice choice. Skipping Stone White and sparkling wines are great options. You may also bring a bottle that holds sentimental value—whether it’s from a destination you visited with the host or a winery you’ve been to in person. This adds a personal touch that is sure to be appreciated.
Q: When I bring a bottle for the host, should I expect that it will be opened or is it considered a gift for later? A: Often the expectation is in the packaging and your host will follow your lead. If you bring an unwrapped bottle that you’d like to enjoy with the host that evening, you could say something like, "I've already got this chilled down—I'd be happy to open it for a toast before dinner!” A wrapped bottled often tells the host that they should pop it
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open at a later time. You may say something like, “This is one of my favorites! When you have a quiet time to enjoy it, let me know what you think.” Best case scenario: bring two! One for opening that evening and another as a gift.
Q: If the bottle is unopened by the time I leave, should I take it with me? A: Typically no. You brought it as an offering and a way to say “thank you,” so you wouldn’t want to take it back. Let your hosts enjoy it when they’re ready.
Q: Is one bottle enough for a large party or should I bring two? A: It’s not up to you to provide wine for the entire party so one bottle is a sufficient contribution. Chances are, other guests will come bearing wine as well. Don’t let wine etiquette intimidate you. Remember: It's the thought that counts, and you really can’t go wrong. Enjoy the festivities! Maggie Harnett is the Tasting Room Manager at Greenvale Vineyards.
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Gifts for the
We found some of these cool items that didn’t break the bank at our local vineyards that we thought would be perfect as gifts for the wine enthusiast or just the plain wine lover for the holidays.
SKIPPING STONE is a blend of 90% Cayuga and 10% Vidal Blanc. Very light in color, the wine is aromatic with a bright, crisp, floral nose — delicious and refreshing on the palate. Slightly off dry with a nice balance of sweetness and acidity. This wine is great by itself, with cheese, a simple meal and is also sensational with spicy foods. Fermented in stainless steel. $14.99 (912 cases produced)
Greenvale Vineyards www.greenvale.com 582 Wapping Rd. Portsmouth RI 02871 401-847-3777
WINE INFUSED SOAP by Spindrift Choose from three different scents: 1. Vidal Blanc with Vanilla, Coconut & Clove 2. Cabernet Franc with Lavender, Cedarwood, & Y'ang Y'ang 3. Skipping Stone White with Orange, Sage, Blackberry & Blue Agave Spindrift’s soap includes wine, essential oils, aloe vera juice, shea butter and other wholesome ingredients. $6.00 Greenvale Vineyards www.greenvale.com 582 Wapping Rd. Portsmouth RI 02871 401-847-3777
SOIREE BOTTLE-TOP WINE DECANTER & AERATOR the premier glass wine aerator that fits directly into your bottle. Soirée makes wine taste better, as it gently and easily infuses oxygen into wine. $24.99 Greenvale Vineyards www.greenvale.com 582 Wapping Rd. Portsmouth RI 02871 401-847-3777
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remaining sautĂŠed vegetables, then another layer of the egg, bread, and vegetables. Put in the oven and bake for 40 minutes (though I tried a piece at 30 minutes, then
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indulged myself by whipping up my secret special cranberry sauce). Try making yourself a savory bread pudding. A simple mushroom and onion version has been a regular on my Thanksgiving table for years now. Itâ€™s such a fun dish to serve in the winter months. Again, like I always say, make the recipe yours.
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GG Allen s Revenge In mixing glass 1/2 full of ice, add: -1.25 oz Rittenhouse rye whiskey -1 oz Campari -1 oz burnt orange peel infused Cocchi Vermouth di Torino -3 dashes mole bitters Stir 15 times, then strain into large low ball glass over one double strength jumbo coffee ice cube. Garnish with an orange twist.
Diego's winter cocktail meant to ride the line between bitter and sweet while still being a badass whiskey cocktail.
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on’t get me wrong. I’m no expert forager. What I am, for the most part, is a curious spectator. I am interested in local plants, weeds, and trees, and like to learn how they are used. There are some that I’m pretty darn good at recognizing and will pick and eat. But my busy life, and a tendency toward procrastination, always seems to hold me back. My mom, on the other hand, is a diehard forager. Before collecting edible “wild things” is even on my to-do list, she’s already picked, harvested, done the other necessary steps, and given me a sample of the finished product. Autumn olive berry, for example, is a tree found right here in Newport. I located it and made a mental note to go pick the berries. But two weeks later I’d still failed to get out there, and mom showed up with autumn olive berry fruit leather and ketchup. Doh, beat again.
So I’ve decided to step it up a notch and become more hands on. Here is where I become a pro. I’m jumping right into this advanced foraging thing. I got this. Have you ever seen the trees around Newport with wavy, fan–looking leaves and pale orange berries (about the size of a cherry) that fall all over the ground sometime in October? These berries have quite a terrible odor. I cannot even exaggerate here. My first experience with them was walking by Citizens Bank on Thames Street. Apparently I stepped on one of the dog doody smelling berries and tracked it into my car. It’s not something I would recommend doing. Ever. Year after year, walking to work every fall, I would tiptoe through what we started to call “stink berries”. Come to find out, they are ginkgo biloba trees – the same ginkgo that is beneficial for memory. This past year I noticed more trees up the road, and identified others that border Governors Graveyard. Being in the nutrition field, I am familiar with the benefits of ginkgo. Most people know of the preventative link between ginkgo biloba and dementia, Alzheimer’s, and memory loss. Other lesser-known uses are for
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Reynaud’s syndrome, vertigo, depression, blood flow, macular degeneration, headaches, and PMS. The presence of this herb right on our streets sparked my interest in foraging versus spending money at the health food store. Last week I stood by this ginkgo tree. Ok tree, you stink. But I’m intrigued. Where do I begin? Eastern medicine tends to use the fruit of the plant, whereas Western favors the leaves. The leaves had already turned, however, so I had just missed that boat. I figured tinctures would have to wait until next year, and the stinky job would come first. A few days later my mom and I returned to the tree, picked two bagfuls of the fallen berries, and brought them home. They still stunk, in case you were wondering. Here goes: Step 1: Go outside with your collected berries and a large strainer (do not do this indoors – I promise you will regret it). The goal is to extract the nut from this cherry–looking fruit, and I found it comes out easiest at the base of the stem. Just remove the stem, squeeze the berry, and that little nut comes flying right out and into the strainer. If the berry’s flesh feels firm, just toss it, because you shouldn’t have to press very hard. I’ve read that you can soak them for an hour in water, making the nut easier to remove, but I had no problem. I did not use gloves, and after washing my hands I was fine. I read that some people have a poison ivy like reaction, so if you are sensitive to such things, wear
gloves to be safe. Step 2: Rinse off the nuts and remove as much of the remaining pulp as you can. I did this first with my hose, and then again inside the house. They will not be completely clean, but that’s OK.
Ginkgo Biloba trees located along Governors Graveyard in Newport.
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Step 3: Spread the nuts on a cookie sheet and bake at 275 degrees for 25–45 minutes. I found that, in my oven, 35 minutes was perfect. Step 4: After removing the nuts from the oven and letting them cool a bit, you can either bang the shell with a small hammer or use a nutcracker. There will be a little pistachio–looking fruit inside. This is the chewy edible portion, and the opaque green color means it is ready for consumption. Dosage is about 6–10 nuts daily. Store them in the refrigerator for short–term use, and in the freezer for eating at a later time. Keep in mind that the fleshy outer part of the seed and the uncooked kernel are toxic.
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increased pressure will be put on your hull. Check your blocking and pads to make sure all forces are equal. Water leaking into the inside of your boat will create humidity which encourages mold, mildew and rot as the temperature fluctuates greatly on a daily basisâ€”especially in the spring. Early detection will prevent a lot of damage. Opening the lockers, doors and drawers will promote air flow within the cabin. Check for snow weight. After a heavy snowfall, sweep or knock off any accumulated snow; otherwise, the snow becomes heavy ice. Then, the weight and wind will rip the tarp on the top of the stanchion posts and any other unpadded wear points. Holes grow, and in the relentless winds tarps have been shredded to ribbons. By spring your tarp could be in the next county, leaving your boat totally exposed and full of ice. Check yours regularly and repair small tears before they grow. If you live out of town, have a friend from town check your boat and report
back to you. Early next spring, if you find your tarp damaged, walk around the storage area and pay close attention to how undamaged tarps on other boats were installed. Were the ridge poles higher? Were all the wear spots padded? Was the tarp large enough to prevent the wind from getting under it? Was the tarp fitted or just a rectangle? Learning from others could save your tarp next winter. Avoid the costly mistakes of ignoring your boat while in storage. Check it regularly. Fitted covers and shrink wrap, when properly installed, survive wind and snow. Both should still be checked periodically. Doug Dawson is a 5th generation Boating Insider. He is also author of docking and other "how-to" e-books found at www.boatingwithdawsons.com
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Teddy a 2 month old Goldendoodle getting ready for his first Christmas.
PUPPIA HARNESS - The stunning super soft faux fur lined harnesses are so soft and cuddly that even YOU will envy your pooch in them! These are simply perfect for a bit of extra winter warmth, as the entire inside is fur lined so as a result they are nicely padded too... If you're a fan of the traditional Puppia then you are going to be in LOVE with these! They are the very latest harnesses on the doggy fashion market. Don't let your loved one be left behind! Wag NATION 92 William St., Newport, RI 02840 wag-nation.com
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JAX and BONE - Makers of the best eco-friendly pet bedding “Lounge Bedding”
AMERICAN BLANKET COMPANY - 34” X 44” Simple Touch Fleece Pet Blanket.
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Bowling Old Mountain Lanes 25 minutes from downtown Newport. 756 Kingstown Rd., Wakefield, RI 02879 401.783.5511 www.oldmountainlanesri.com
Middletown, RI 02842 401.847.0184 www.villarisri.com
Indoor Karting F1 Boston
Yawgoo Valley Ski Area
Skiing & Snowboarding Resorts
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 www.f1boston.com
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
Laser Tag & Paint Ball
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
35 minutes from downtown Newport. 288 Plymouth Ave., Fall River, MA 02721 508.730.1230 www.lazergate.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
15 trails & terrain, ski shop, lounge 126 Ratlum Rd., New Hartford, CT 06057 860.379.7669 www.skisundown.com
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
Gate Golf - Backlight Course
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
Indoor adventure through space & time 35 minutes from downtown Newport. 288 Plymouth Ave., Fall River, MA 02721 508.730.1230 www.lazergate.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
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
Jiminy Peak Resort
Mind, Body, Spirit, Self-Defense and fitness for men, women and children. 823 West Main Rd.,
45 trails covering 170 skiable acres, 1,150 vertical drop, 9 lifts, 21 lighted trails. 37 Corey Rd., MA 01237 413.738.5500 www.jiminipeak.com
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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 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 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
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
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 7-Eleven. 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
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arely do ‘fat' and ‘healthy' hang out in the same sentence. But ride a fat bike even once, and you may develop a healthy obsession with their go anywhere, anytime qualities. In fact, I guarantee that you’ll have so much fun riding one that you won’t even notice the aerobic exercise you’re getting. Fat tire bicycles have been around for a while now, but until recently they were only available as a very special order from the more adventure-minded bicycle shops. They have their roots in Alaska and the midwest, where people would ride these beasts on snowmobile and cross-country ski trails, in addition to frozen rivers, soft beaches, rain forests, deserts, and volcanoes. Comparing a fat bike to a normal bike is analogous to comparing a lifted Jeep CJ to a Porsche 911. Both excel in their own right, except when things get nasty outside or dead people are chasing you. Whether in town or country these beasts have adventure built into them due to their humongous tires and ability to go places skinny tire bikes can’t - like over potholes or storm drains, for instance.
Some of the reputable bike brands producing these monsters are Surly, Salsa, Specialized, Trek, Charge, 9:zero:7, Fatback and Framed. Of course there are brands on the extreme ends of the scale, and like anything else, you get what you pay for. You can expect to spend a minimum of $800 (Framed) to $1,800 (Surly, Trek) for a well built bike with good components. The trade off in price usually comes in the form of component performance and weight. My experience is that the right tire/wheel combination for the condition is the most important factor to an enjoyable fat biking experience. Tires run anywhere from $60 - $200 depending on width and weight. Many bikes have optional suspension upgrades, and while useful for serious trail riding, these are expensive and unnecessary in snow or sand and often add weight and increased maintenance. It’s best to start off simple since you can always upgrade components later. I recommend test-riding as many examples as you can to get an idea of what works for you. There’s a good chance you’ll leave your bike shop fat and happy.
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Hallmark Marvel Upside-Down Spider-Man Christmas Ornament
Locally handmade pewter Christmas ornament crafted exclusively for Isherwood & Company. $18. Comes gift boxed. Isherwood & Company 8 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport, RI 401.619.1116 www.isherwood.co
The Charge Cooker Maxi Fat Bike 2014 is designed to take you anywhere, in any conditions. This hardtail mountain bike takes the ‘fat bike’ feel to the trails for a new off road experience.
If you want to ride anywhere and everywhere all year around then the Charge Maxi is the fat bike for you; hit the beach in deep sand and the trails when the snow falls hard and eat up the elements with the massive 4" wide tyres! Newport Bicycle 130 Broadway, Newport, RI 401.846.0773 www.newportbicycleri.com
With stunning image quality and powerful new features, HERO4 cameras take Emmy® Award-winning GoPro performance to a whole new level. Choose from HERO4 Black, with incredible high-resolution and video and high frame rate video, or HERO4 Silver, which pairs pro-quality video and photo capture with the convenience of a built-in touch display. Island Sports 86 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown, RI 401.846.4421 www.islandsports.com
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GIFT GUIDE 2014 - 2015
3 1 For the Bike Lover - Handmade gifts and stocking stuffers made from recycled bicycle tires and chains.
2 Authentic Sea Glass Jewelry, we carry over 100 designs handmade by Laura Pierce.
3 Unique stocking stuffers! Tiny cars Saluté turns your Facebook, Instagram, FlickR, and personal photos into custom bottles of wine from your mobile phone or tablet. Saluté - Your Wine, Your Label Download on the app store 401.301.4484 www.salutespirits.com
1. Silver hair pins designed by Tamar Kern. From $280-$420 2. Choose a colorful opal or bring Tamar your own stone to use in a custom design that expresses your unique style. alloy contemporary jewelry
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handmade from recycled tin cans. A best seller! Only $5 each. Green Envy 8 Franklinj Street, Newport, RI 401.619.1993 www.GreenEnvyShop.com
Island Surf & Sports Tees for men sizes: sm - 2xl. $19.95 & up. Women’s hoody sizes sm - xl. $49.95 Island Sports 86 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown, RI 401.846.4421 www.islandsports.com
Rhody Red which is available in sizes S-XXL in Navy, Red, Green, White, Black and Rhody Blue (more colors will be available Spring 2015). Island Outfitters 473 Thames Street, Newport, RI 401.848.9215 www.islandoutfitters.com
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Thirsty Cups & Ajiri Tea - your choice of one mug and one box of tea for $35. Thirsty Cups are hand-made in Providence by ceramic artist David Allyn. Ajiri Tea is Kenyan tea that promotes employment for women and education for orphans, and each box has been artfully decorated by hand with a unique scene. Its a hand-made gift of life, love and warmth! Blink Gallery - 140 Spring St., Newport, RI - www.blinkgalleryusa.com
Jey’s Detailing Gift Card Comes in a convenient tin gift box. Makes a great gift for the holidays. Especially for the car enthusiast. Jey’s Detailing 29 Spring St., Newport, RI 401.249.1426 www.jeysdetailing.com
Locally designed nature and ocean themed necklaces from Maddie Deleone. $15 to $45 Aquidneck Collective • www.aquidneckcollective.com
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Armory Antique Marketplace is an antiques and collectibles mall which represents over 70 dealers in over 6,000 square foot space in the Newport Armory. The Armory, a historic building built in 1894, functioned as a military armory from 1894 until the 1980â€™s, and as an antiques showcase since 1994. Armory Antique Marketplace sells antiques, jewelry, vintage clothing, nautical and militaria items, artwork, books, coins, silver and metalware, porcelain and pottery, glassware, sports memorabilia and collectibles. The Armory holds over 100,000 items in their inventory; at least 3,000 of these are nautical. The number and quality of dealers enables the Armory to provide a diverse shopping experience second to none! So if you want a place to one stop and shop, the Armory is the place to go this holiday. Armory Antique Marketplace 365 Thames St., Newport, RI 401.848.2398 www.armoryantiquesnewport.com
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says her inspiration comes from people in general and the ocean she lives by. She states, “I love the idea that my productions can make people feel inspired to be active and happy and healthy. The ocean and the culture that surrounds us is a huge inspiration for me – surfing, swimming, just laying and baking in the sand. That is the feeling that I want people to get when they look at or wear something that I made, the feeling that I get when I am salty and sandy and sunbaked.” When Deleone isn’t making someone feel beautiful with her new Fall 2014 line, she is also available as a certified personal trainer capable of jumpstarting your summer bodies come January 1st. Aquidneck Collective may be in the very early stages of development, but it has enormous potential and a neverending fan base. Maddie Deleone is well–known and loved on her “Isle of Peace,” not only for her contagious motivation, but also for her obvious talents. Her future goals are not based on personal gain alone; she wants others to grow with her company. Deleone declares, “I am experimenting and learning and trying new things and I expect my art to shift and grow with me. I know that the underlying themes will stay - ocean, beach, love, health, nature - but I hope that my techniques will become more refined and that my message will continue to become more successfully communicated through my art. I just pray everyone stays along for the ride. Then maybe someday you can say, ‘hey I know that company! It came from my hometown!’” The girl is just too fly for words. You go Glen Coco! The motto for AQC’s founder and leading lady is “Start where you are, use what you have, do what you can.” All my readers are
asked to start at www.aquidneckcollective.com, use what they have to help support our local dreamers (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter- @AQUIDNECKCOLLECTIVE), and do what they can to visit her booth at next year’s first Festival Fete event.
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nalizing, analyzing, and experiencing something, her goals have been met. The fact that everyone will feel something different doesn’t matter. What matters is that they are feeling. She regards this as a continual process that keeps her passionate and motivated to produce new pieces, “All that said, the biggest feeling of accomplishment is when something I’ve done impacts someone in a meaningful way. It’s strange because what I do is inherently for me so when it impacts someone that way it’s a reminder that we have so much shared humanity - which is oddly easy to forget.” Please visit www.miatarduccihenry.com for information and inquiries.
I’m about to start something there’s always that moment when I have to confront that feeling. Often during the development of a work that emotion arises. But I keep working...I keep confronting it...and when I overcome it I feel stronger. I guess that’s why I’m always actively looking to be out of my comfort zone.” Her work is tangible and conceptual proof of one’s ability to take advantage of all aspects of life, whether positive or negative. It is as elegant as it is heart wrenching, yet it speaks to all parties - the jubilant and the pessimistic collectively. Henry continues, “My favorite thing about my style of art is that I have not limited myself. I feel so free when I paint...open, vulnerable, exposed...I embrace who I am flaws and all. I think real beauty is in the flaws...and I’d like to think that is reflected in the work.” Anyone who has seen Henry’s art can attest to the gorgeous, breathtaking flaws that adorn her canvases. One of the many rewarding experiences of sharing her artwork is the connection she makes with her viewers. Henry says the connection is what it is all about and that it often happens without any exchanged words. As long as her onlookers are inter-
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Handmade Jewelry by Monique Burgess Photos by Ashley Richer
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Anne Jenkins wearing her own jewelry designs: Locally crafted bohemian miniÂ malist jewelry using genuine handcut leather, repurposed woods, and turquoise. Available at Etsy: TenPoundsOfFeathers and her website www.tenpoundsoffeathers.com
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Erika Young wearing her own jewelry designs: Copperformed crystal and gem stone minimalist jewelry inspired by the geometry of the natural world. Created by Newport based geologist with a creative soul. Available at Etsy: lazulihandcrafted
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Bernadette Heydt wearing her own jewelry designs: Heydt's latest collection promotes a new form of ecojewelry through the "upcycling" of chandelier Available at Michael Hayes, Newport, RI
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Citywide Newport, RI 02840 401-849-6454 www.ChristmasInNewport.org
Rosecliff 548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840 401-847-4470 www.islandmovingco.org
The Redwood Library and Athaneum 50 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840 401-847-0292 www.redwoodlibrary.org
The Breakers, The Elms & Marble House Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840 401-847-1000 www.newportmansions.org
Interactive, family-friendly murder mystery; perfect holiday fun! Make merry at this holiday party with Newport's finest, where music, games, and festive antics are in abundance. Beyond the holly jolly is murderous folly, and when a guest is found sleeping "in heavenly peace," you will need to solve the Christmas crime. Free parking, wheelchair accessible. Newport Art Museum 76 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840 401-324-9436 www.newportmurdermystery.com
You’ve heard the hype, now be a part of it at Paint Night at the Zoo! This instructor led workshop is designed to guide artists of all skill levels step by step through creating artwork to be proudly displayed at home. For $35, we’ll provide everything you need: canvas, paints, brushes, a smock and even a glass of wine for participants 21 and older. This is a 16+ event. Space is limited, and pre-registration is required (there is a waiting list for events that are full). Roger Williams Park Zoo 1000 Elmwood Ave., Providence, RI www.rwpzoo.org
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. Got a group event? We'll make it extra special, bring you on stage, make you a video, & so much more. Just let us know ahead of time. Every show is BYOB! Call now for reservations, shows sell out. Laugh More. Firehouse Theater 4 Equality Park Place, Newport, RI 02840 401-849-3473 www.bitplayers.net
Norey's Live Music Series
Paint Night at the Zoo
Redwood’s “Screen & Discuss" Documentary Film Series Young@Heart, directed by Stephen Walker and Sally George. 107 minutes. Rated PG. "A documentary on a chorus of senior citizens from Massachusetts who cover songs by Jimi Hendrix, Coldplay, Sonic Youth, and other unexpected musicians." - IMDb Call 847-0295, ext. 112 to reserve your seat. $5 for members, $10 for non-members.
The glitter of gold and the sparkle of silver will dazzle you as you tour three magnificent mansions decked out in Yuletide finery. Music, tours, and spectacular decorations highlight the celebration of Christmas at the Newport Mansions. The Preservation Society of Newport County invites you to make holiday memories with your family by visiting The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House this holiday season.
Murder at the Museum: "Silent Night, Deadly Night"
The Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff The Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff Mansion is a Newport's Holiday Tradition! Island Moving Co.'s The Nutcracker is set within the iconic staircase, salons & ballroom of Rosecliff. This unique performance is perfect for your family!
Award-Winning Improv Comedy with The Bit Players
dec 5, 12, 19, 26
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.
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Christmas at the Newport Mansions
dec 5 - jan 4
dec 5 - 31
44th Annual Christmas in Newport
Every Wed. Night Norey's turns the volume up on Broadway. Newport's Best Craft Beer Bar has become Newport's most Intimate Live Music Venue. Hosting Blues, Rock, Soul, Folk and then some. Join the bands for dinner beforehand or dine to the entertainment - Dinner Selections are served until 10 PM! Music starts roughly about 9pm. Visit their website for weekly details. Cheers to Music! Norey's 156 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840 401-847-4971 www.noreysnewport.com/music
Newport Gallery Night
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. The brochure features a map and descriptions of each gallery. Newport Gallery Organization 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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Festive Shopping for handcrafted goods! 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. Leisurely browse, meet the Artists and see their amazing offerings. Every creation is sure to have a story! Make your holidays more personal, memorable and sustainable by giving the gift of a local, handcrafted treasure. The Meeting House 3850 Main Road, Tiverton, RI 02878 401-533-3211 www.tivertonfourcorners.com
dec 20, 26, 27
Hear the history of early American holiday traditions on an evening walk. Learn how Newporters recognized the holidays. $15 per person, reservations suggested. Presented by the Newport Historical Society.
Brick Market: Museum & Shop 127 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840 401-841-8770 newporthistorytours.org
New Year's Eve Celebration at Rosecliff Mansion
New Year's Day Polar Bear Plunge
As the New Year begins and the old one ends, you’re invited to join the Newport 375th Anniversary Committee to close out our year-long celebration and ring in the New Year at Rosecliff. 8:00 p.m. to 1:00 a.m. Cocktails, Dinner, Music & Dancing Champagne Toast, Black Tie Optional Reservations: $225 per person Reservations may be made by calling The Special Events Office at The Preservation Society of Newport County (401) 847-1000 ext. 140
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. Easton's Beach Memorial Boulevard, Newport, RI 02840 401-846-0028
What went on while the owner was gone? UnDecked Halls offers an authentic look at winter holiday and caretaking traditions at Rough Point, the Newport mansion of heiress, philanthropist, art collector and world traveler Doris Duke. Tour the first floor before enjoying refreshments in the decorated staff dining room, not normally open to the public. Tours are held Saturdays from 10am to 3pm (every half hour). $10, $8 ages 5-12. Rough Point 680 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840 401-847-8344 www.newportrestoration.org
Rogues & Scoundrels Tour
Holiday History Tour
OceanCliff Hotel 65 Ridge Road, Newport, RI 02840 401-849-4873 www.newportexperience.com
UnDecked Halls at Doris Duke's Rough Point
dec 13 - 14
dec 13 dec 19
OceanCliff Holiday Gala 5th Annual Holiday Gala. Cocktail Reception includes hors d'oeuvres & 1 hour open beer, wine & champagne. 3 Course Dinner. Live Entertainment. $70 per person plus applicable taxes and fees. 7pm-11pm.
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Winter's Arts & Artisan Fair
Christmas Craft Fair Join us for our 9th Annual Christmas Craft 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. Arts & Crafts for the Kids Bring your camera and take a photo with Santa at 2pm. Raffles, Food, Baked Goods, Music & More. All are Welcome. A Family Event for all. Free Admission & Parking. Hosted By: Cherish the Moments, LLC Knights of Colmbus 7 Valley Road, Middletown, RI 02842 401-396-9921 www.cherishthemoments.net
See where scoundrels lived, pirates profited and criminals were punished. Find out why this colony was known as "Rogues Island." This 11am walking tour costs $15 per person and is presented by the Newport Historical Society.
Brick Market: Museum & Shop 127 Thames Street, Newport, RI 02840 401-841-8770 newporthistorytours.org
27th Annual Newport Winter Festival
feb 13 - 22
Join us for “Winter Latitudes, Tropical Attitudes” as we celebrate the 27th Annual Newport Winter Festival! Touted as “New England’s Largest Winter Extravaganza,” the annual Winter Festival will take place February 13th – 22nd, 2015 throughout Newport and Newport County. Featuring over 150 events, the Festival offers a unique winter experience combining food, festivities, music, and fun for all ages. Marketing & Events 28 Pelham Street, Newport, RI 02840 401-847-7666 www.newportwinterfestival.com
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Sam Adams Beer Dinner
13th Annual Newport Bridal Show
6:30pm-11pm. $50 per person ($5 discount with Newport Winter Festival Button). Join us as we host the Brewery that catalyzed the microbrew revolution. Boston beer company brew master, Bob Cannon, will lead guests through his favorite offerings as they're paired with a four-course dinner prepared by executive chef and fellow beer enthusiast Bob Bankert Call to make a reservation.
Whether you are recently engaged or just need a few final details to complete your wedding planning, the 13th Annual Newport Bridal Show is the event you won't want to miss. Delicious food, tasty drinks, giveaways, entertainment, transportation between venues (Rosecliff & Oceancliff), fashion shows, and 80 vendors to make your wedding spectacular on every budget! First 100 engaged couples to arrive will receive an exclusive Newport Bridal Show tote bag. All guests are entered for our grand prize giveaways!
The Mooring 1 Sayers Wharf, Newport, RI 02840 401-846-2260 www.newportrestaurantgroup.com
Rosecliff Mansion 548 Bellevue Avenue, Newport, RI 02840 401-841-0200 www.newportbridalshow.net
59th Annual Saint Patrick's Day Parade, Newport
Begins at 11:00am. Parade begins at City Hall, 43 Broadway, and continues through Washington Square to Thames Street and ends at Augustine's Church. Find your best green attire, keep your eyes open for leprechauns, and join in the revelry to celebrate St. Patrick's Day in Newport! Rain, snow, or shine.
Newport St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee Downtown, Newport, RI 401-846-5081 www.newportirish.com
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DATIONS Newport, RI 02840 (800)427.9444 jailhouse.com
Admiral Fitzroy Inn 398 Thames St., Newport, RI 02840 401.848.8000 • admiralfitzroy.com
James B. Finch Bed & Breakfast
Admiral Sims House
102 Touro St., Newport, RI 02840 (401)619.3699 jamesbfinchinn.webs.com
73 Catherine St., Newport, RI 02840 401.841.0009 877.841.0009 admiralsimsnewport.com
Mill Street Inn
Americas Cup Inn
75 Mill St., Newport, RI 02840 (800)392.1316 • millstreetinn.com
6 Mary St., Newport, RI 02840 (800)457.7803 • americascupinn.com
Beech Tree Inn & Cottage
25 Americas Cup Ave., Newport, RI 02840 401.849.1000 marriott.com
34 Rhode Island Ave., Newport, RI 02840 401.847.9794 (800)748.6565 beechtreeinn.com
Black Duck Inn 60 Pelham St., Newport, RI 02840 401.847.4400 • blackduckinn.com
Bouchard Harbor House Inn
117 Memorial Blvd., Newport, RI 02840 401.847.1300 thechanler.com
Coddington Wharf, Newport, RI 02840 401.846.0123 • restaurantbouchard.com
Canfield House Inn 5 Memorial Blvd., Newport, RI 02840 401.847.0416 canfieldhousenewport.com
41 North Marina Resort 351 Thames St., Newport, RI 02840 401.846.8018 • 41north.com
Hotel Viking Castle Hill Inn 590 Ocean Ave., Newport, RI 02840 401.849.3800 • castlehillinn.com
One Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840 401.847.3300 hotelviking.com
Hyatt 1 Goat Island, Newport, RI 02840 401.851.1234 • newport.hyatt.com
Hydrangea House 16 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840 (800)945.4667 • hydrangeahouse.com
Ivy Lodge 12 Clay St., Newport, RI 02840 (800)834.6865 • ivylodge.com
Jailhouse Inn 13 Marlborough St.,
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65 Ridge Rd., Newport, RI 02840 401.846.6667 oceancliff1and2.com
Pelham Court Hotel 14 Pelham St., Newport, RI 02840 401.619.4950 • pelhamcourthotel.com
Spring Street Inn 353 Spring St., Newport RI 02840 401.847.4767 • springstreetinn.com
Vanderbilt Grace 41 Mary St., Newport RI 02840 401.846.6200 gracehotels.com/vanderbilt
Wellington Resort 551 Thames St., Newport, RI 02840 (866)469.8222 • wellingtonresort.com
Wyndham Inn on the Harbor 359 Thames St., Newport, RI 02840 (800)438.6493 • extraholidays.com
Wyndham Newport Onshore 405 Thames St., Newport, RI 02840 (800)438.6493 • extraholidays.com
Yankee Peddler Inn 113 Touro St., Newport RI 02840 401.846.1323 yankeepeddlerinn.com
BREWERIES & WINERIES Coastal Extreme Brewing Co. 293 JT Connell Rd., Newport, RI 02840 401.849.5232 newportstorm.com
LATE NIGHT EATS
Atlantic Grille 91 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, RI 02842 401.849.4440
PIZZA A-1 (Open til 12am, Mon- Thurs, Sun.) (Open til 2am Fri), (til 3am Sat.) 7 days a week 306 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840 401.849.2213 A1pizzanewport.com
Coddington Brewing Co.
Corner Cafe 110 Broadway Newport, RI 02840 401.846.0606
210 Coddington Hwy., Middletown, RI 02842 401.847.6690 coddbrew.com
Custom House Coffee 796 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown, RI 02842 401.842.0008
Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island 63 Canal St., Westerly, RI 02891 greysailbrewing.com
Mohegan Cafe and Brewery 213 Water St., Block Island, RI 02807 401.466.5911 Newport Vineyards 909 East Main Rd., Middletown, RI 02842 401.848.5161 newportvineyards.com Greenvale Vineyards 582 Wapping Rd., Portsmouth, RI 02871 401.847.3777 greenvale.com Sakonnet Vineyards 162 West Main Rd., Little Compton, RI 02837 401.635.8486 sakonnetwine.com
Empire Tea 22 Broadway Newport, RI 02840 401.619.1388 FREE WI-FI newportbubbletea.com Franklin Spa 229 Spring St., Newport, RI 02840 401.847.3540
Handy Lunch 462 Thames St., Newport, RI 02840 401.847.9480 Mokka Coffeehouse Newport, RI 02840 401.619.1530 FREE WI-FI Ocean Coffee Roasters 22 Washington Sq., Newport, RI 02840 401.846.6060 Teas & Javas 482 Thames St., Newport, RI 02840 401.619.1022 Peaceable Market 520 Thames St., Newport, RI 02840 401.846.0036 peaceablemarket.com
Crazy Dough’s Pizza 446 Thames St., Newport, RI 02840 401.619.3343 crazydoughs.com Domino’s 19 W. Main Rd., Middletown, RI 02842 401.849.6940 Nikolas Pizza Open til 2am, Mon. - Sun. 38 Memorial Blvd., Newport, RI 401.849.6611 nikolaspizzanewport.com
LIQUOR STORES Bellevue Wine & Spirits 181 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840 401.846.7993 Bridge Liquors 23 Connell Hwy., Newport, RI 02840 401.848.9200 Bucci’s Package Store 3 Thames St., Newport, RI 02840 401.847.0035 Fifth Ward Liquor 659 Thames St., Newport, RI 02840 401.847.4545 Newport Wine Cellar 24 Bellevue Ave., Newport, RI 02840 401.619.3966
winter directory Pizza Hollywood Open til 2am, 7 days a week during summer 397 Thames St., Newport, RI 02840, 401.849.2727 Via Via Open til 2am, 7 days a week 327 Thames St., Newport, RI 401.846.4074 CHINESE China Star III 110 William St., Newport, RI 401.841.5556 • 401.841.5557 chinastariii.com
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