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tarting June 9, visitors to the award-winning Newport Car Museum will have even more to enjoy with the addition of new cars, new displays, new gallery and a new gift shop. The Corvette Gallery adds two 2019 Corvette ZR1s from the C-7 era: one a yellow coupe and one a white convertible.

The World Cars Gallery which features exquisite Porsches, Jaguars, Mercedes Benz, BMWs and an Acura NSX, will add a 2015 Porsche 918, 2014 BMW i8, and 1957 BMW Isetta, while the Fin Cars Gallery will expand a walk down memory lane with a newly acquired 1954 Kaiser Darrin and


1960 Cadillac Eldorado Biarritz Convertible. These new cars join some of the museum’s more popular classics: the 1954 Buick Skylark, the 1959 Cadillac Series 62 and the 1957 Desoto Adventurer Convertible. A 2019 Dodge Demon will find its new home with Dodge Vipers,

Left: Classic cars abound.



A Palette of Art to Explore in Providence

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allery Night Providence is a free, fun-filled introduction to Providence’s exciting art scene! Held on the third Thursday of the month, through November, the city’s hot “art


Rhode Island Fast Ferry to Martha’s Vineyard Buddha Mahavairocana at the RI School of Design Museum, one of the stops on Gallery Night.

spots” open their doors inviting you to a visual arts party for free. Watch glass blowers at work, discover folk art from around the world, talk with painters and photographers and meet new and interesting people. Each gallery offers a unique art experience with changing exhibitions

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Tour Historic Lighthouses on Narragansett Bay


ith daily service to Martha’s Vineyard, connections to guided sightseeing tours on the island, and 30-mile cruises on Narragansett Bay and Newport Harbor, Rhode Island Fast Ferry can provide you with unforgettable summer highlights. Travel to Martha’s Vineyard for a quiet vacation or a relaxing day trip aboard the convenient and comfortable Rhode Island Fast Ferry out of Quonset Point. If you’re looking for a sightseeing tour of Narragansett Bay, the Fast Ferry will satisfy you and then some with its wonderful bay lighthouse tours. Rhode Island Fast Ferry’s Ava Pearl, a custom-built, high-speed catamaran, makes trips daily to Martha’s Vineyard and narrated lighthouse cruises on Narragansett Bay. Ava Pearl offers luxurious, first class




Designing for Doris: David Webb Jewelry New Bedford Preservation and Newport’s Architectural Gems Society Free he Newport Restoration Foundation is bringing T two special exhibitions to its Rough Point galSummer leries this year: Designing for Doris: David Webb Jewelry and Newport’s Architectural Gems and “To Walking Tours Preserve and Restore”: Newport Restoration Foundation at 50. This is the first instance of two different exhibitions being held simultaneously at Rough Point during the season, which runs through November 11, 2018. The first exhibition, Designing for Doris, is a collaboration between the Foundation and David Webb New York, jewelry designer to Newport Restoration Foundation’s founder, Doris Duke, and many other prominent figures from 1948 to the present. The exhibition highlights the parallels between seemingly dissonant archival materials: exacting hand-drawn architectural plans and painterly sketches of bespoke jewelry. Thirty drawings, several pieces of David Webb jewelry, and related artifacts occupy a single jewel box gallery, underscoring the breadth of Duke’s diverse interests and her transformative influence in art, design, and preservation from the late 1950s through the 1970s. PLEASE TURN TO PAGE 6


oin the New Bedford Preservation Society for free Summer Walking Tours every second Thursday in June, July, August from 6:00p.m. to 7:30p.m. Bruce Barnes will be your tour guide with interesting narratives about the architecture and history of New Bedford’s various 19th century neighborhoods featured on the tours. Old Bedford Village Tour is on June 14 and starts at the Friend’s Meeting House, 83 Spring Street. PLEASE TURN TO PAGE 7




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Federal Hill Stroll, Atwells Avenue, Providence, June 5, 2018 is the perfect event to enjoy samplings of signature cuisine from an array of restaurants. Visit federal-hill-stroll for more information. Air Show, June 9-10, 2018. One of the finest aerial and static displays along with activities for people of all ages. 210 Airport Street, North Kingstown, RI. For more info and schedule of events www. Pocket Park Music Series—Fipple Fluter’s, June 21, 2018, 1-2pm, Gerry Lawton Green in downtown Fall River. The Fall River Fipple Fluters play all sizes of recorders, focusing on classical folk and traditional music.Info. at www.

Newport Secret Garden Tours, June 15-17, 2018. A self-guided walking tour of private gardens in historic Newport, RI. Purchase tickets in advance online at www.secretgardentours. org or by calling (401) 439-7253.

Fort Adams Welcomes Visitors RIDE THE RAILS are not many more for Tours and Special Events There unique ways to take in the


ort Adams State Park has become an active historical site hosting numerous special events and offering guided and self-guided tours. The fort, which faces the East Passage of Narragansett Bay, was built between 1824 and 1857 as protection against sea invasion. It remained in use as a fortification until the 1950s and had been mostly neglected since until the Fort Adams Trust was created in 1994. The fort covers about 80 acres and has a six-acre parade ground. When it was built it was considered the greatest engineering feat of its kind, and it has gone down in history as one of the best-built and most impregnable military fortifications in the country. During guided tours, visitors to the historic fort are able to walk the grounds and the interior of certain portions of the fort that have been restored. After you ascend the fort walls and explore both the sea and land defenses, the tour includes a visit to the underground listening tunnels. The highlight for many visitors, these listening tunnels stretch underneath the walls of Fort Adams for over half a mile. Guided and self-guided tours are available daily With knowledgeable guides to lead the way, the tours provide information about the fort’s construction and its role as a military fortification into the 1950s. For more information about events, tours and admission prices, visit

Blue Collars Book Signing S

pinner Publications invites the public to celebrate its new book and first novel, Blue Collars, by local author Catherine McLaughlin during two book release events in June. Meet the New Bedford native McLaughlin, a published poet as well as a South Coast artist, on June 14 or June 21. At both events, the author will sign books and read excerpts from her debut novel. Blue Collars is a heartwarming and heartbreaking story about growing up during the 1950s and 60s in New Bedford’s South End, a neighborhood where Portuguese, Irish, French, and Cape Verdean immigrant families lived side-by-side in mostly three-decker tenement houses typical of many New England cities. Blue Collars details the triumphs and tragedies of the close-knit Kilroy family told through the eyes of young Fiona Finn Kilroy. Finn’s father worked long hours as a loomfixer at the Berkshire Hathaway textile mill along the city’s waterfront, and her mother struggled to keep the children healthy, well dressed, and well-fed. Surrounded by her close-knit family, Finn’s childhood seems carefree and idyllic as she plays on the beach, builds forts, and hangs out at the penny candy store. But a terrible secret haunts her. This is the story of a young girl’s endurance in the face of betrayal and her brave efforts to overcome the shocks that rock her world. McLaughlin grew up in the South End and now resides in Dartmouth. A graduate of UMass Dartmouth, she received graduate degrees from University College Dublin and Bowling Green State University. She taught English and writing for 40 years and is a professor emerita of Framingham State University. Gallery X will host the June 14 event, from 5 to 9 p.m., at 169 William Street, New Bedford, where it will also feature the art exhibit, “Something Fishy.” The June 21 event will also be from 5 to 9 p.m. and held at Inner Bay Café, 1339 Cove Rd, New Bedford. Books will be available for sale and signing. Light refreshments will be served and both events are free to the public. Spinner Publications is a New Bedford-based, non-profit cultural organization whose mission is to record and promote the history and culture of Southeastern Massachusetts. For more information, contact Spinner at (508) 994-4564 or visit

scenic beauty of Narragansett Bay than the Rail Explorers. Featruing pedal-powered rail bikes, you can enjoy a scenic ride along two sections of rail tracks; ‘The Northern Ramble’ - a six mile exploration of the historic railroad between Portsmouth and the Sakonnet River or the ‘The Southern Circuit’ - a six mile round trip tour (3 miles out, 3 miles back) with a stop at the Bayside Station, an exclusive Rail Explorers’ waterfront picnic area. “Over 23,000 riders enjoyed Rail Explorers Rhode Island in 2017 and we are grateful for the community support we have received,” stated Rail Explorers CEO Mary Joy Lu. Tours are available June through October and take approximately 90 minutes. The Explorer Rail bikes have 4 steel wheels, hydraulic disc brakes, pedals for each seat, and are comfortable, fun and easy to ride. Although the Rail Explorers require pedaling, the magic of steel wheels on steel rails makes the experience very different from riding a regular bicycle. Tandem Rail Explorer (2 riders) or Quad Rail Explorer (4 riders) are available. Tours begin at 1 Alexander Road in Ports-

mouth, RI with free parking at the Rail Explorers Depot. Group, private, team building, educational and special topic tours are available. Rail Explorers private motor coach is available for round trip group transportation. Rail Explorers is a company that is passionate about sharing the fun and adventure of riding the rails. They operate in Newport, Las Vegas and Phoenicia, New York (in the Catskills) providing a unique way of experiencing the outdoors in a safe, relaxed and enjoyable way. For tickets and information, visit www. or call 877-833-8588. Reservations are recommended.

It's More Than A Name Change I t’s a more welcoming name that better describes the exhibits, activities and visitor experience offered at the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street in Bristol, RI. “Over the years we realized that many people didn’t know the Center was a place that visitors could just drop-in, or that it contained state-ofthe-art aquarium exhibits that the public could enjoy,” explained Audubon Executive Director Lawrence Taft. “While we will continue to offer many environmental programs and classes, we also want people to know that the Center is here to enjoy on a daily basis.”   Why not visit the new Rose-Pollinator Garden, stop by to say hello to the Red-tailed Hawks, and bring a picnic to enjoy under the meadow pavilion? Spend a morning and stroll the boardwalk to Narragansett Bay, catch the current art exhibit and discover the marine life in the aquarium exhibits.   A new Rose-Pollinator Garden is underway. When completed this summer, visitors will enter through an elevated walk where they will find a central gathering place filled with wildflowers, a native vegetable garden and a cove of apple trees. They can sit on a rustic wooden bench and observe wildlife under a rose-covered Black Locus arbor. Visitors can discover the world of pollinators, learn about the current crisis and find out how they can help support them at home. This new pollinator garden, soon to be surrounded by a matrix of tall wild grasses and meadow wildflowers, is the most recent attraction being installed at the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium.

A newly, redesigned, universally-accessible trail opens in June and will meander through the meadow behind the Nature Center and Aquarium connecting to a boardwalk that leads to Narragansett Bay. It is environmentally friendly and less prone to erosion and the smoother surface allows for wheelchairs and strollers. Audubon began work on this ADA-compliant trail last fall to ensure that it would be ready for visitors to enjoy during the summer months. And while there are new and exciting projects happening at Audubon, some things will never change. Friendly and knowledgeable staff, quality programs and the winding boardwalk through beautiful, natural habitats to Narragansett Bay will continue to engage and educate visitors of all ages. From the new pollinator garden to shore explorations, bug hunts and wild plant and mushroom hikes, Audubon has something for all ages this summer. Go ahead, get outside and join the fun! For a calendar of events and programs go to




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ragrant flower and sweet essences permeate the Yankee Candle designs. Annually and seasonally, Yankee Candle adds new perfumes to its candle scents. New containers and aromatic gift selections are possible at Yankee Candle. It is Yankee Candle who has revived the candle illumination industry. Once candles were the only way to create light. While the taper or average candle stick is still the impression when we think of candles, Yankee Candles has come up with several novel approaches to candle illumination, continually advancing its stature. Indeed, beautiful smells stimulate the senses. Candles deter offensive bathroom aromas. Candle fumes can absorb them.   Romance is always depicted with wine and candles. The romantic “feel seemingly goes hand in hand with burning candles. Combine wine, cocktails and music and the Yankee Candle is the prime gift object for a loved one and an endearing or treasured present for Mom. With spring here and summer on the

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horizon, Yankee Candle touts new releases. Wildflower Blooms is a light mint green color with a delicate scent. Rainbow Cookie features a sweet smell. Similar in its pink salmon like color is Peaches and Cream. Life’s a Breeze is a blue variety representing the ocean’s breeze. Color Me Happy is a mustard colored candle with a blend of the sweet and warmth that goes with happiness. Mild in its impact, yet popular is the white candle known as Early Spring Bloom. A Calm and Quiet Place hints a floral fume while Sun Drenched Apricot Rose is a combination of rose and apricot (flower and fruit). Sweet Nothings is a lavender candle with a dryer essence. Juicy citrus and sea salt is a delicious blend of orange and grapefruit smells. Wow! Any one of the new releases are special. Pick and choose. They burn well in the small or large tumbler size as well as in the classic jars. It is possible to personalize a photo on the candle jar. Depending upon the size of the photo, the cost is nominal. Want a unique wedding gift? Add the bride and groom to photo on a Yankee Candle. Looking for a gift for Mom try this ninepiece Mother’s Tote Bag set, a combination of beach bag with various size candles in it. There is even a draw string bag in which to carry a candle. Floating candles, skinny tapers, imagine it and it is a candle from Yankee Candle. Specific to Mohegan Sun are special candles only sold at the main store in Deerfield, MA. These candles are New England Blueberry, Williamsburg Pineapple, Edelweiss, Williamsburg Bayberry and New England Maple flavor. Naturally, there are shades and plates and more coordinated with the seasons upon which to display the candles. Some resemble lamps with candle shades. Chico’s is a women’s store with classic

as well as new seasonal, trendy feminine outfits. It prides itself on wardrobe building and clothing that is interchangeable for both sporty and formidable wear. It designs its own jewelry accessories to coordinate with the garments and the wardrobe. Bling is special at Chico’s where women keep fashion forward at affordable prices. Chico’s travel collection is world renowned. Made of wrinkle free fabrics, the garments can fold up. Upon opening they appear wrinkle free and ready to wear for any occasion. Ocean blue and a kind of coral raspberry called Malibu Punch, resembling hot pink, are featured colors for spring and summer. White stretch capri pants and those in other colors pair well with fitted yet long tops that accent the hips with a contour feel while sustaining a graceful soft curve appeal. The tops, and some resembling t-shirts, tout a more formidable feel while being casual, yet dressy, especially accessorized with bold, dynamic jewelry that Chico’s is known for. Different blue hues catch the eye this season so provocative with blue jean jackets. Paisley is popular along with a provincial design simulating the Moroccan or the French patterns. Chico’s is all about hot pink and blues and various shades of each. The maxi dresses, too, tout these tones. Bright, colorful dresses prevail. Also, other shades like lime greens, and sherbet oranges appear in sun suits. Naturally, beach hats go hand in hand with the total look. By the way, the jewelry is toned to contrast or blend with Chico’s collections. Exaggeration seems to be the call with bigger bold jewelry. It is not unusual to see multiple strands around the neck and wrist. A clean, chiseled look defines Chico’s stylistics. Tan, summer weight pants are here to


stay. They blend well with all the warm colors. Tassels, too are in. They grace the neck line adding a texture to the design. The Aztec print dress breaks up the body to reveal stylish patterns which sustain the body’s sensual appeal. Crinkled is the blue Maxi skirt. The skirts in blue are made of a crinkled fabric. It contrasts well with a white top accented with a blue architectural design. A comprimario top details a geometric pattern in tones of pink and blue in which the pattern flatters the body parts. Chico’s always excels in various jackets. Some more dressy than others. They color coordinate in tones that define a Chico’s outfit. The designs keep the total look in dressing up in Chico’s garments. This is why Chico’s is an investment in wardrobe building. Seemingly, anything purchased goes well with other individual garments for use on all occasions. Be a well dressed Chico’s woman this spring or summer season on vacation or at home.

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RHODE ISLAND FAST FERRY, FROM PAGE 1 15. On these cruises you’ll see everything from the Newport mansions to area wildlife. You’ll sail under the Jamestown and Newport bridges, and you’ll learn about 10 historic Narragansett Bay lighthouses including Rose Island Lighthouse in Newport Harbor and the famous Beavertail Lighthouse on Jamestown as well as others that have been saved and restored by concerned citizens. Rhode Island Fast Ferry is a premium way to cruise the bay, with two decks featuring comfortable indoor and outdoor seating, clean restrooms, air conditioning, a full service snack bar and a full bar with beer, wine and mixed drinks. The ferry cruises through the West Passage of the bay along the North Kingstown and Narragansett coast, then proceeds

around Conanicut Island past Castle Hill in Newport, through Newport Harbor and the East Passage before heading back to Quonset. Informative narrators educate and entertain guests throughout the cruise. Free dockside parking is available for all lighthouse tours. You can find out more about Rhode Island Fast Ferry including departure times for both the excursion to Martha’s Vineyard and the bay lighthouse cruises online at or Call 401-295-4040. Rhode Island Fast Ferry is easy to reach from anywhere in Rhode Island and only a quick 30-minute drive from the border of Connecticut. Tickets are available online and at the ferry terminal in Quonset.

On the popular historic lighthouse cruises you’ll learn about 10 historic Narragansett Bay lighthouses.

amenities and provides a smooth ride with its advanced ride control system. “Ava Pearl has the absolute latest in fast ferry technology,” says Rhode Island Fast Ferry owner Charles A. Donadio Jr. “This high-speed catamaran has first class amenities, more legroom in the seating areas and offers high-end business class service. It’s like the difference between riding a luxury sports car versus a pickup truck.” Taking the Rhode Island Fast Ferry to Martha’s Vineyard gives you more time to enjoy your stay on the island. Centrally located for southern New Englanders, including Connecticut residents, it saves you the trouble of driving through Cape Cod traffic to reach the ferry from Hyannis. Rhode Island Fast Ferry has airport connections with shuttle service to and from Green Airport in Warwick and provides Amtrak shuttle service to and from the Kingston train station and new commuter rail station in North Kingstown. Rhode Island Fast Ferry offers convenient dockside parking for only $10 a day, so everything about your

trip is easier to deal with. Once you’re on the island, Rhode Island Fast Ferry can arrange 2.5 hour tours of all six towns on Martha’s Vineyards. These guided tours take you to Gay Head cliffs in Aquinnah, where you’ll enjoy a 30-minute stay at the Gay Head lighthouse. You’ll also tour Oak Bluffs and its unique Victorian cottages, West Tisbury and its old New England village personality, and the commercial center of Vineyard Haven with its shops, galleries and restaurants. Rounding off the experience, take in the beautiful scenic vistas in Chilmark including grand views of the ocean and the Elizabeth Islands. Martha’s Vineyard is 20 miles wide and nine miles long and its attractions include 19 beautiful beaches. “It’s an incredible place to vacation,” says Charles, “but it’s also an easy day trip.” Rhode Island Fast Ferry is again offering its popular historic lighthouse cruises. In June there are 16 afternoon cruises available and sunset cruises on Friday June 1, 8 and

Martha’s Vineyard Fast Ferry

Sit back and enjoy the view on the Rhode Island Fast Ferry.


CRUISES & Newport Harbor Tours

Enjoy an afternoon aboard Rhode Island Fast Ferry’s Lighthouse & Newport Harbor Sightseeing Cruise. Our tour will provide you with the best way to see Narragansett Bay aboard the largest most luxurious sightseeing catamaran in all of New England. This 95 minute narrated tour will view 10 lighthouses, 10 islands and other popular sights including sailing under the Jamestown and Newport Bridges, past Castle Hill, Hammersmith Farm, Ocean Cliff, Clingstone “House on the Rock”, Fort Adams State Park, and many waterfront mansions. You will also sail through famous Newport Harbor viewing multi-million dollar yachts, and numerous vintage sailing vessels. Advance reservations are highly recommended.

Departs from Quonset Point, North Kingstown


401-295-4040 Operates May through October


May 20, Sunday Race Village Open, 10:00 a.m.  • Kids Zone Open, 11:00 a.m. Leg Restart Dock Out Show, 12 p.m.  •  Ocean Race Club (Ticketed),12p.m.-4:30 p.m. Leg 9 Restart (Newport to Cardiff), 2:00 p.m.  •  Race Village Closes, 6:00 p.m.

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It isn’t Europe. It’s Fairhaven.

The History, the Beaches, the Architecture, the fine Shops and Restaurants. . . There is really no reason to visit anywhere else. Free walking tours in the historical center of town are offered Tuesday and Thursday mornings, June through September. Fort Phoenix Pirates & Privateers presentations are on Fridays, June through September. Self guided tour brochures are available year round at the Visitors Center. Tour dates, times and special events posted online at


Office of Tourism & Visitors Center

at the historical Academy Building 141 Main Street, Fairhaven, MA 02719 508-979-4085 • Visitors Center: Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri., 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Sat. 8:00 a.m. to Noon

ROUGH POINT, FROM PAGE 1 “These are beautiful drawings that are not often thought of as such because of their utilitarian origins,” says Margot Nishimura, Director of Museums at Newport Restoration Foundation and curator of the exhibition. “Because they served originally as tools for experimenting with design solutions and visual communication – between designer, client, and crafts- or tradesmen – drawings like this are rarely shown as works of art.” “But if you take the time to look closely,” Nishimura continCostume Rhinestone and Faux Pearl Earrings. ues, “you begin to appreciate these drawings both for what they can tell us about the close personal role Doris Duke played in the work she commissioned and for the inherent beauty of the skillfully manipulated line, whatever the application.” After learning about the varied design interests of Doris Duke, this year’s visitor to Rough Point travels back to 1968 – the year Duke founded the Newport Restoration Foundation. In “To Preserve and Restore,” visitors look back on 50 years of the organization’s history and are asked to think about its future. The exhibition focuses on three central themes/ questions: What did Newport look like in 1968 and why was there a need for Newport Restoration Foundation? Who were the people who made it happen and how did the work of the Foundation change over time? And, what do the next 50 years look like for Newport and the Restoration Foundation? Visitors can expect to see a variety of archival documents, photographs, and objects that tell the story of the Foundation from the perspective of the people who made the organization what it is today. “As Newport Restoration Foundation celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2018, it is important to highlight the people and hard work done over the past 50 years,” said the Foundation’s Kristen Costa, curator of the exhibition. “The exhibition features what Newport looked like in 1968 and how the work of the Foundation and others in historic preservation restored and changed Newport’s appearance. Designing for Doris: David Webb Jewelry and Newport’s Architectural Gems and “To Preserve and Restore”: Newport Restoration Foundation at 50 will be on exhibit in the galleries at Rough Point starting Thursday, April 5, continuing through Sunday, November 11, 2018. Tickets for guided tours of Rough Point, which last approximately 75 minutes and include the exhibitions, are $25. Tickets for students with ID are $10 and free for children 12 and younger. Tours are offered Tuesday-Sunday, 9:30 am-3:30 pm (Saturday, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm). In addition, the galleries are open for self-guided visits during “Roam Around Rough Point” hours on Wednesdays, 5:00-7:00 pm, and Saturdays, 3:00-5:00 pm. Visit or call (401) 847-8344 for more information.


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The Providence Athenaeum Opens Doors to Enlightenment T

he Providence Athenaeum opens its doors to anyone to drop in and browse the stacks, which include gems like the 1855 edition of Leaves of Grass (containing notes in Walt Whitman’s own handwriting), an 1830s book of astronomy or a Regency-era book of boys’ entertainments. Artwork dons the walls of the building. A full length portrait of George Washington looks over the reading room, while another wall is graced with a bookplate from The Raven painted by Edouard Manet. The library has its fair share of literary history, even aside from its tomes. Poet Sarah Helen Whitman broke off her courtship The Athenaeum houses diverse collections of art and literature. with Edgar Allan Poe in the Athenaeum, and H. P. Lovecraft visited many a time and even wrote to friends about the charming little library in Providence. The Athenaeum, incorporated in 1836, houses diverse collections of art and literature. Some notable acquisitions include the Description de l’Egypte, an enormous 23-volume set depicting Napoleon’s expedition to Egypt in the late eighteenth century, and The Hours, an ivory miniature painted by Newport-born Edward Greene Malbone in 1801, both of which can be seen in the Art and Special Collection sections. Recognized as one of the “World’s Most Beautiful Libraries” by Condé Nast Traveler magazine the Athenaeum shares space on the list with libraries from the Stockholm Public Library in Sweden, the Richard J. Riordan Central Library in Los Angeles to the State Library of South Australia and Library of Alexandria in Egypt. A small, but beautiful Greek Revival building “boasts noteworthy exteriors – think soaring architecture, amazing art and bountiful gardens,” wrote Condé Nast.“There’s a heavy focus on Rhode Island history and authors who hail from the Ocean State, including Providence native H.P. Lovecraft – you’ll find a new bust of the famed horror author on display,” Condé Nast added. The Providence Athenaeum is located at 251 Benefit St, Providence, RI 02903. For hours and schedule of events go to or call 401-421-6970.


Most of the homes on this walking tour are the result of enormous wealth accumulated during the late 1800s.

This tour presents a fascinating snapshot of local and national history through the homes of whaling captians, merchants, the Quaker Society Friends Meeting House, Nathan and Mary (Polly) Johnson House, where Frederick Douglass began his journey as an abolitionist and civil rights leader. Neighborhoods of the Textile Era tour is on July 12 and begins at the Grinnell Mansion, 379 County Street. New Bedford was an important center for textile production in the world at the industry’s peak in the early 1900s. This tour will highlight

some of the neighborhoods intricacies and explore the legacy of this long and eventful history of New Bedford. The final tour, Victorian New Bedford, is on August 9 and starts at the Wamsutta Club, 427 County Street. The homes which grew up along the quiet residential ways are characteristic of the 19th century architectural styles of New Bedford. Most of the homes on this walking tour are the result of enormous wealth in manufacturing, transportation and commerce in New Bedford from 1850 to 1900 and are architectural treasures of an era that influenced a nation. Other Society projects include the Historic Marker Program, New Bedford Re-Leaf, the production of self-guided Architectural Historic District Walking tour brochures (available online at the Society’s website), Historical Cemetery Tours, Annual Holiday House Tours, and lectures throughout the year on historic preservation. Tours will not be held in inclement weather. To confirm the tours and for more information call 508-997-6425 or visit

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Greenvale Vineyards Historic Charm


eld in the same family’s ownership since 1863, Greenvale Vineyards in Portsmouth, R.I., is a hallmark of open space conservation and dedication to historic preservation. The fifth generation of the Parker family operates the vineyard today, making wonderful wine, offering education about agriculture and preservation, and spicing it up with great jazz on Saturday afternoons. Whether you visit for a tour and a wine tasting or you make a day of it with a picnic lunch on the grounds, this beautiful site along the picturesque Sakonnet River is a summer highlight. Greenvale’s Saturday jazz concerts are legendary. Featuring some of the region’s best jazz musicians and singers, the music runs from 1 to 5 p.m. Over the years these concerts have become summer highlights for local residents and visitors with performances by some of the region’s best jazz musicians and singers including Michael Renzi, Jody Ebling, Daryl Sherman, Dave Zinno, Dan Moretti and others. Relax in Greenvale’s restored historic stable headquarters or outside while listening to the music. At this time of year you can bring along a picnic lunch and relax and sip Greenvale’s wine under a tall shade tree near the barn. Scottish Highland steers give adjacent fields a landscape painter’s view. Take a stroll among the vines while the sun brings the aroma of the grapevines and the soil to a full bloom. The restored stick-style barn, designed by Boston architect John Sturgis in 1863, creates a unique venue for the music. William Wilson, a Boston architect in his own right, oversaw the stable’s restoration some years ago. He is the husband of Nancy Parker Wilson, the daughter of Cortlandt and Nancy Parker, who started the vineyard

Relax on the grounds while tasting the award winning wines of Greenvale Vineyards.

in the 1980s as a means of preserving the family farm. Touring the vineyards offers a lesson in wine preparation, agriculture and management as guides explain the varieties of grapes being bred for various wines. Cabernet Franc, for instance, spends from seven months to a year in French and American oak and is a perfect summer red. Their Skipping Stone White, a blend of Cayuga and Vidal Blanc, which is light, aromatic and refreshing, was featured in Gourmet. Each season Greenvale adds to its plantings to increase production, which reaches more than 70 tons of grapes and 4,000 cases of wine. Greenvale is part of the Coastal Wine Trail promotion, which includes several other southern New England vineyards. Visiting each of them makes you eligible for great prizes. Find out more about that and Greenvale’s many attractions on their website and through their new blog: www. Greenvale Vineyards, at 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth, is open for sales and tasting Monday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday. Vineyard tours take place at 2 p.m. It’s about six miles from downtown Newport. Heading east on East Main Road (Route 138) turn right at Braman’s Lane and take the second right to Wapping Road. Heading west on 138 requires a left turn onto Braman’s Lane. Call 401-847-3777.

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ail Newport, Rhode Island’s Public Sailing Center, offers visitors a Try Sailing opportunity for up to three guests onboard their J/22 sailboats. For two hours, a skipper will guide you on a sailing experience around Newport Harbor and the Southern Narragansett Bay. During your sail you will learn the basics of sailboat handling and how the wind propels the boat through the water. The Sail Newport helmsman will be in charge of the boat but will ask guests to handle lines and steer the boat to experience the joy of navigating a boat. There is no better way to see Newport than from the water. Newport Harbor has a wide variety of boats to see from small classic vessels, to the world’s largest collection of the legendary 12 meter racing yachts from the America’s Cup days, to state of the art grand prix sailboats and a showcase of mega yachts visiting Newport from all over the world. During Try Sailing you will also have a panoramic view of historic Fort Adams, the Rose Island Lighthouse, quaint Jamestown Harbor, Beavertail, Castle Hill Light, Hammersmith Farm and many other breathtaking homes and waterfront property. The J/22 sailboats are 22’ feet long and are comfortable for up to three guests. All guests will be required to wear a life jacket onboard the boat Enjoy the water and beautiful seascape and shoreline view and while on the dock. Sail Newport of Newport. provides life jackets. You and up to two guests will enjoy the water and beautiful seascape and shoreline view of Newport. All ages are invited and life jackets are provided. Children must be accompanied by a parent. All sailing leaves from Sail Newport’s Dock Office located in Fort Adams State Park. Parking is free. Prices average $200 for the two-hour sail with some discounts for weekday, senior and military. Guests are asked to dress appropriately for the weather. Wear layers of clothing and be prepared for a brisk breeze or pop up rain event. Also, it’s advisable to bring a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen and wear sneakers or soft-soled shoes. Hours of operation are seven days a week, 9:30 am to 8:30 p.m. The two-hour time blocks are offered in varying times. Check for when Try Sailing is available. Reservations are required for Try Sailing through, the Sail Newport App (available in app stores) and by calling (401) 849-8385. Also, reservations may be made by emailing the Dock Office at



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any of us think of Chinese-American restaurants in a limited way: fried (401) 849-4222 ________________________________ Date: _____________ rice, spicy chicken, chow mein and the like. But there’s much more to it than that, and a Look for Tito’s Organic proved with Changes Revise and send Proof visit tonew Ching Tao in Middletown proves it. Tortilla Chips & Homestyle Salsa in your local markets Serving traditional Chinese American _________________________________________ Date: ____________ favorites for the past 24 years, this popular restaurant highlights the healthy side of Chinese cuisine with gluten-free and low salt dishes that are tasty and good for you. For instance, co-owner Wanda Guo, who supervises the restaurant, recommends rice noodle dishes like Singapore Chow Mai Fun or Chow Ho Fun for customers with gluten allergies. “These are very tasty dishes with vegetables, and you can add chicken, beef, pork or shrimp if you like. We will prepare it especially the way you want it.” Ching Tao also satisfies customers with a wide range of drinks, from the traditional Mai Tai to Chinese beer, Planter’s Punch, frozen Pina Coladas and much more. They’re RESTAURANT + BAR serving Lucky Buddha Beer, an Asian style DINNER: Nightly 5pm - 11pm lager made with rice flakes, hops and malt. BRUNCH: Sundays 11am - 2pm They also have imported Chinese Tsingtao AL FRESCO DINING & TIKI BAR beer and 12 familiar American beers. Located on West Main Road, Ching Tao 140 BROADWAY • NEWPORT 401.847.2620 • offers great taste, healthy dishes and affordable prices. A multiple winner of Newport Life magazine’s readers’ choice as Best Chinese restaurant, Ching Tao devotes itself to preparing fresh meals with an emphasis on healthy dining. They often recommend the Health Food Don’t section of their menu consisting of steamed Gamble entrees such as Seafood Delight or chicken with with Your mixed vegetables, shrimp with asparagus, and Advertising! asparagus with mixed vegetables. Ching Tao follows an authentic Chinese

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method of preparing orders individually for the freshest food. Wanda says you don’t have to give up taste for healthy dining because healthy food preparation doesn’t have to mean bland. “These dishes are healthy and tasty at the same time,” she says. “We make all our dishes to order. It’s like you have your own cook, and we keep things affordable for our customers. Everything is so expensive today. We try to keep our prices down.” Ching Tao has a great selection of healthy dishes that are low in calories and carbohydrates whether you choose tofu or steamed vegetables. “We can keep salt out of the dish if you like, and we can make the sauce lighter for you if that’s what you prefer,” Wanda says. For diners concerned about cholesterol, Wanda recommends seafood specialties and such dishes as Green Jade, a mixture of broccoli, snow peas and string beans, which can be altered to suit your taste by adding chicken, beef or shrimp. “We only use fresh food, and we will fix it to suit your taste and diet,” Wanda says. Serving fresh, tasty Szechuan and Cantonese style dishes, Ching Tao consistently listens to patrons who ask for dishes that they may have heard about or tried in other parts of the country. Naturally, Ching Tao offers the best in traditional Chinese-American dining including affordable luncheon specials and combination plates featuring favorites such as General Tso’s Chicken, broccoli with chicken or beef, and standbys such as chicken wings and spare ribs. Ching Tao serves lunch and dinner daily, and it delivers to Newport and Middletown. They’ll also work directly with you to prepare a catered menu for special events.

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