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THURSDAY, June 2, 2011

Vol. 39, No. 22

Digging Our Hidden Past

New Find Leads to Many Possibilities By Meg O’Neil For new construction to occur in any town, it’s typical for existing buildings on a lot to be razed, the foundation reassessed and, if necessary, removed so that a fresh foundation can be set for the new building or home. The difference in Newport is that the property owner runs a chance of unearthing artifacts from another era. Such is the case with a man by the name of Chris Hawkins. With plans to build a new home on the site of a 1940s era garage on Barney Street, Hawkins recently uncovered some unexpected Newport history. Things began smoothly enough. The garage came down with ease and a trench was dug through the cement foundation. However, construction came to a sudden halt when the crew unco-

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Brown University archeologists, Dr. Ian B. Straughn and Laurel Bestock, investigate a newly discovered brick cistern at a construction site on Barney Street. (Photo by Meg O’Neil)

Doris Duke to Give Another Gift to Newport By Lynne Tungett At the May 25 Newport City Council meeting, the first formal presentation was made concerning the proposed enhancements to Queen Anne Square by Pieter N. Roos, Executive Director of the Newport Restoration Foundation. The renderings and sketches came after nearly a year of discussions and meticulous planning with the city staff and the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, based in New York. “Early in the planning process, we took operational concerns from City Manager, Ed Lavalle under consideration,” stated Roos. He went on to explain that the council members have also been apprised along the way in order to address their concerns before last week’s presentation. While the city council seems comfortable with the overall project, a public workshop is being scheduled so residents can learn more about the proposals. A press conference has also been set for June 6. The planned project is a gift to the city of Newport, with private funds being raised to cover all aspects of the project, as well as long-term maintenance. Pending city approval, the planned enhancements to the park include elements, such as seating, more lighting, new tree plantings and a drinking fountain to make the space more usable. Newport’s Mayor, Stephen C. Waluk, relates, “This is an amazing opportunity for Newport. It

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Staffing Changes Push Budget Lower By Tom Shevlin

Trinity’s rector, Anne Marie Richards, and its vestry have reviewed and approved the proposed design. One of project’s goals is for the design to embody the historic personality of the space and the community. Mrs. Robert H. (Oatsie) Charles states, “This project is preservation for the future.” Charles is the president of the newly founded Doris Duke Monument Foundation, formed as an offshoot of the NRF. Her group hopes to break ground in the fall and to complete the project in 2012. Maya Lin, an internationally re-

Recently proposed changes to the city’s personnel operations has city council members eyeing some $1.6 million in savings in next year’s budget. On Wednesday, councilors are scheduled to meet at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall to review the proposed changes, which were submitted by City Manager Edward F. Lavallee earlier this month. Among the more substantive changes will affect the city’s Department of Planning, Zoning, Development and Inspections. Under Lavallee’s plan, the department would be divided into two separate divisions: the Planning Division and Inspections and Zoning Division. That’s the way it’s done in other communities of Newport’s size, Lavallee said. Aside from the scope of the department – which is very broad in its current form – Lavallee said that he believes the changes will make the department run more efficiently. The Planning Division would fall under the management of the Planning Director, a new position which would be responsible for all issues related to planning, development and grant writing. On the

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The charity of Doris Duke continues with another gift of enhancements to Queen Anne Square. brings together historic preservation and public art in a way that will benefit the entire community.” According to Roos, the parameters for the project were to create a low maintenance, cleaner and safer area. The rocks, or boulders, and the overgrown plantings on the north side will be removed. There has been detailed input from the Newport’s tree warden, Scott Wheeler, and the tree commission. The goals of this process are to reduce hiding spaces and provide better lineof-sight views of the whole park. The historic gas lamps that run the length of the square down

the middle seating areas, to be built by local craftsmen, will be washed with horizontal light so there’s no mischief,” adds Roos. “We want to accentuate the existing space, give the park positive energy and enhance the positive feelings residents and visitors have when they see and visit the park,” says Morgan Devlin, a NRF spokesperson. Trinity Church is one of Newport’s most notable landmarks and the conceptual town green is quintessentially New England. As one of the original collaborators in the creation of Queen Anne Square, Trinity Church was consulted about this new project.


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AROUND TOWN One of a Kind Fashion in Newport By Paige Farias

Members of the Newport community celebrate Hope Day at Empire Tea & Coffee on Broadway, proudly displaying their new “Hopen� flag. L – R: Jimmy Winters, Gerard Godin, Otis Read, Brian “Doctor Love� Sullivan, and Robert Souza. (Photo by Meg O’Neil)

Hope Day Celebrates May 29, 1790 By Meg O’Neil

With the weather in full cooperation, and the early summer crowds pouring into Newport to celebrate the Memorial Day weekend, another lesser known holiday was being celebrated in Newport. Newport resident Brian Sullivan, perhaps more commonly known by locals as “Doctor Love,� spent Sunday, May 29, explaining a historical event that took place on that day in 1790, right here in Newport; specifically, at the Second Baptist church on Farewell St. It was on that day that the Rhode Island state legislature finally voted to join the Union, by a vote of 34 – 32. The narrow victory officially made Rhode Island the 13th and last of the original colonies. According to Sullivan, it was at that moment that the true United States of America was born. Incorporated as the state motto of Rhode Island in 1875, the singular word “Hope� has become associated with the anniversary of the date of Rhode Island’s ratification, signifying the high expectations of entering into the Union. Although celebrated by Sullivan’s Newportant Foundation for 30 years, it was in 1995, that the late Senator Claiborne d. Pell entered May 29 as “Hope Day� into the Congressional Record. Governor Lincoln D. Chafee, once again proclaimed May 29, 2011 as Hope Day and urged all Rhode Islanders to celebrate the importance of the day. The official proclamation of the day reads as follows: n whereas “although Rhode Island

was the last of the original colonies to ratify the federal constitution, we take pride in the accomplishments of our founding fathers, Dr. John Clarke and Roger Williams, who were instrumental in creating the Great Royal Charter granted by King Charles II on July 8, 1663, establishing Rhode Island Colony as the first true democracy in the New World, which assured religious freedom and toleration, antecedent to the Bill of Rights, thus presenting future generations with the tradition of overcoming differences to cooperate for the common good, and n whereas “on May 29, 1790 Rhode Island, whose motto of “hope� has been reflected throughout our history, became the thirteenth state to ratify the Constitution for the United States of America, thus fulfilling the hopes of our nation’s founding fathers seeking federal unity, enabling these original thirteen states to become in word and in deed “The United States of America�, manifestly accomplishing the applicability and veracity of our nation’s motto “E Pluribus Unum�, we had become at last, the “One Composed of Many� n whereas “this is the thirtieth annual commemoration by Newportant Foundation of Hope Day, marking the 221st constitutional birthday of The State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations and of the United States of America� While the nation celebrates America’s birthday as July 4, it’s important to know that Rhode Island history is vital to the formation of the true United States of America.

The late Doris Duke was not only a part of Newport’s rich architectural history, but a fashion icon as well. Now, thanks to Ophelia’s Wardrobe, benefitting Child and Family’s Ophelia Programs, and Style Week Providence, women of all ages will have a chance to purchase gems from Ms. Duke’s personal collection. The event will be hosted at Ochre Court, June 10-11. Guests will also have the opportunity to buy one-of-akind creations of several featured Style Week Providence designers. Lifetime Network’s Project Runway contestant Jonathan Joseph Peters is a featured designer. “Helping produce the Ophelia’s Wardrobe event gives me the opportunity to use my chosen medium of fashion to make a difference in the lives of all of the special young women this program reaches out to,� said Peters. “Both Style Week and my personal brand, Jonathan Joseph Peters, are proud and humbled to be included in this chic and philanthropic event.� Peters also works on the Style Week committee. Other designers featured in the event include: Andrea Valentini, Avni Trivedi, Jessica Abernethy, Jennifer Greeke, and Samuel Vartan, along with vintage selections from Armani, Guy Laroche, Valentino, Vintage Lilly Pulitzer, Brooks Brothers, Saks Fifth Avenue, St. Laurent, Christian Dior, Givenchy. The Opening Night Cocktail Preview Sale and Style Week Runway Show, Friday, June 10, 7-11 p.m., at Ochre Court, is being styled by Richard Carbotti and Perfect Surroundings, and includes appetizers from Pranzi Catering and a full open bar. Guests will preview designer and gently used vintage women’s and men’s fashions from Ophelia’s Wardrobe and the Style Week designers, and can bid on selections from Duke’s wardrobe. On Saturday, June 11, the public is welcome to shop at the Ophelia’s Wardrobe Sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Proceeds from all purchases benefit Child and Family’s Ophelia Programs, a set of services designed to inspire, educate, and


Opening Night Cocktail Party and Style Week Runway Show WHEN: Friday, June 10, 7-11 p.m. WHERE: Ochre Court


Vintage clothing and new designs from Style Week Providence will be part of the Ophelia’s Wardrobe event. support girls and young women in Newport County and beyond. Mary Ambrogi, Ophelia’s Wardrobe program co-chair, spoke about the event. “We are extremely excited to have the designer outfits from Doris Duke’s personal collection available at Ophelia’s Wardrobe again this year�. She adds, “In addition to Ms. Duke’s outfits we have assembled an unbelievable collection of unique vintage and designer clothing, hats, handbags, shoes and accessories! Shoppers will be amazed at the quality. What a great opportunity to walk away with a stylish bargain while supporting girls and young women from our community!� Tickets for the preview and runway show can be purchased through the Child and Family website: or by calling Sharon Lavallee at 8484123.

Ophelia’s Wardrobe Sale WHEN: Saturday, June 11 WHERE: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Proceeds from all purchases benefit Child and Family’s Ophelia Programs




Yves Saint Laurent teal blazer with Givenchy wool pants s  Vintage Yves Saint Laurent cropped teal blazer from the Rive Gauche line. Amazingly flattering dark teal color with black edging and gathered shoulders. Open closure with button detailing on the cuffs. This garment dates back to the late 1970s and is in great condition. Made in France. Fits size 4/6. s  The jacket is completed with a classic pair of vintage 1970s Givenchy wool pants. Fully lined black trousers with front pleating details. Zipper closure. 32� length and fits size 4. Pants are in good condition. Guy Laroche turquoise wrap sleeveless top with designer jeans s  Vintage late 1960’s knit wrap front sleeveless top from Guy Laroche’s ready-towear line. Expertly fitted, cropped style in a bold and flattering color. Fits size 4/6. In excellent condition. s  Old is mixed with new as we pair this vintage top with a designer pair of white Adriano Goldschmeid jeans. Bootcut style jeans that flatter every body type. Size 26. New with tags, with a retail value of $139. Courtesy of Newport’s own Laura Jeans.

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Matador Jacket s  Vintage highly decorated matador costume jacket dating to the mid century. Spanish bullfighting costume with authentic details. This jacket is fully cotton lined with silk lining in the cuffs. Custom hand made with soutache work and tassel details on the front and back. Covered in red stones, gold beading, sequins and gold stitching. Traditional epaulette ornamental shoulder piece decorations. Fits size 4. In good vintage condition, and is gently worn. This is an amazing one-of- a-kind piece for wardrobe or home decoration. (Not from the Doris Duke collection)

Guy Laroche knit wrap.

Yves Saint Laurent teal blazer.

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Harbor Ferry Changes Course By Tom Shevlin The operator of a long planned harbor shuttle says that his plans to bring a hop-on, hop-off water taxi to Newport Harbor have changed since he first pitched the concept to state regulators over two years ago. But after receiving approval from the state Public Utilities Commission, city officials are now looking to determine whether the changes conflict with his status as a ferry provider. In a recent interview, Addison Closson said that he plans on using his Aquidneck Ferry to make two stops in a roughly hour-long loop around Newport Harbor – taking passengers to and from Perrotti Park and Fort Adams. Along the way, he said passengers will be treated to a series of informative, historical tours. Closson had originally planned on using his 60-foot wooden packet boat as a hop-on, hop-off ferry service that would make frequent stops around Newport Harbor. In his original application with the PUC, Closson indicated that the service would make stops at facilities such as the Ann Street Pier, Goat Island, the Museum of Yachting, and IYRS. However, so far, he

has only been able to secure permission to pull into Perrotti Park, which was built specifically to help support harbor shuttle operators. And while he said that he is planning on making a stop at Fort Adams, he acknowledged that final details had yet to be worked out with the state. According to Newport Harbor Master Tim Mills, the city is looking into whether his service meets the standards of being a water ferry, or if Closson has treaded too far into the realm of tour operator. Mills contacted Closson late last month after reviewing the ferry’s Web site, He informed him that he could forfeit the use of the city’s Perrotti Park facility if he were to be found to be operating as a tour boat, rather than a true harbor shuttle. For existing tour operators, it’s an issue of fundamental fairness. Newport is in no short supply of harbor cruises, but only a few operators which have been recognized by the state as ferries are granted permission to use public docks as departure points.   Oldport Marine, which  has long operated its seasonal ferry service to points along the waterfront,  is one of those businesses. It objected to Closson’s application in front

BUDGET CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 other end of the department would be the Inspections and Zoning Division, which would fall under the direction of the Building Official. It would be responsible for all permitting, zoning, and municipal and building inspections. Currently, the entire department operates under the direction of Paige Bronk. Should the council move forward with the plan, Bronk would face a salary reduction of $9,916, bringing his annual pay to $143,652. Third Ward Councilor Kathryn E. Leonard wonders whether this change of job responsibilities and title warrants the need to re-advertise for the position. If so, she believes it’s the city’s responsibility to do so in order to protect itself from any potential legal action. In addition, a currently vacant municipal inspector position would not be filled in the new budget, while a clerical position would be added to support tasks associated with inspections, notices, permitting, and municipal court correspondence. While the reorganization is only expected to save $46,099, it could make the department run more efficiently. It follows an earlier action taken by the council directing city staff to seek out savings in the department. It is not, however, the only action being recommended by Lavallee. Within the Public Services department, Lavallee has recommended keeping a facilities manager position vacant, while assigning some additional duties to the two new positions: the assistant city engineer (currently the engineering tech), and city engineer (currently the transportation engineer).

Meanwhile, the city’s labor equipment operator, skilled labor equipment operator, and maintenance person will all be unified in the new budget. In all, Lavallee expects to save $286,803. In the Recreation Department, the director’s position will be eliminated following the retirement of Susan Cooper at the end of June; a savings of $148,519. Picking up the slack will be the recreation administrator and Easton’s Beach beach manager, who would receive a $3,433 bump in pay. Also taking on more responsibilities will be the director of utilities, whose salary will be increased by $3,824 to reflect the scope and responsibility of managing two multi-jurisdictional utility departments, bringing the total salary for that position to $128,191. In the Finance Department, one deputy assessor position will be eliminated, while a senior account clerk will go unfunded – saving the city $137,945 in annual salary. Police and fire will also be impacted by the cuts, with the senior principal clerk position not funded and three clerk typists not funded. The result will be a police department that’s $232,375 leaner, but will require senior officers to perform additional administrative tasks. On the fire dept. side, a total of 10 vacant firefighter positions will not be funded for a line item savings of $800,000. Though the move will not result in any decreased fire response, it could advance the city’s standing in an ongoing labor dispute. Councilors are expected to vote on the changes at their Wednesday, June, 8 meeting.

of the PUC when it was first submitted, and according to Matt Gineo, Oldport’s manager, they continue to have concerns about the proposed ferry. “There’s a million people who would love to run a commercial tour out of that facility,� Gineo said, adding that the PUC process is a rigorous one, based on specific rates, stops, and schedule. But Closson maintains that while his service is a bit different from existing ferry operators, it still meets a specific need. In addition to providing handicap-accessible bathrooms and fully enclosed seating areas, he’ll be providing access to the furthest-most points of the harbor – the Long Wharf area of downtown and Fort Adams and the Museum of Yachting.  “There are 3 million visitors to Newport every summer,� Closson said, “I think there’s room for all of us.� On that point, Gineo agrees. “We’ll of course welcome the Aquidneck Ferry if they’re granted permission to operate,� he said. Currently, the Aquidneck Ferry is berthed in Tiverton where she has undergone an extensive refit. Barring any further setbacks, the service could be up an running sometime this month.

Parents Given Standing in Design Dispute By Tom Shevlin Cautioning that the likelihood of their petition to succeed is slim, a group of parents who objected to the process that led up to the design of the new Claiborne d. Pell Elementary School have nonetheless been granted standing by the state Department of Education. In a letter dated May 26, RIDE attorney Kathleen S. Murray, writing for Commissioner Deborah M. Gist, observed that there is sufficient cause to grant standing to the group – made up mostly of parents led by Melissa Pattavina. And while the ruling opens a window to a full hearing before state education officials, Murray seemed to have shut the door on the objecting group’s hope that the design be amended. Whether the group decides to pursue a full hearing will have to be decided by June 3 – at which point, Murray cautioned that both parties should be prepared for an expedited process. Newport Schools Supt. Dr. John H. Ambrogi said on May 29, that although the design’s opponents have been granted standing, the ruling was a victory for the “Tâ€? design. “The petition is without merit,â€? he said, adding, “We’ve already spent thousands of dollars – taxpayer dollars – defending what voters already decided. I would hope that they (the objecting group) would look at this, look at the entire ruling‌and decide that pursuing this would not be in the interest of the parents or school children of Newport.â€?

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NEWS BRIEFS Rogers Receives “Gold Standard” Reaccreditation Career & Tech Students Earn Awards By Meg O’Neil RHS was additionally applauded At the annual SkillsUSA* Awards Ceremony, students from the Newport Area Career and Technical Center were recognized for their achievements in the Rhode Island SkillsUSA skills and leadership contests. Fiona Heaney earned a gold medal for Technical Computer Applications and Cassandra McCarthy earned a silver medal for Customer Service. Fiona, along with her teacher Ms. Awde (Wlodyka), Colleen Murray, SkillsUSA advisor, and newly elected state officer, automotive student Steven Stefanac, will be going to Kansas City, Missouri for a week in June. In Kansas City, Fiona will compete against the top 2% of the technical students in the 49 states, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Steven will be learning parliamentary procedures and be a voting delegate for the new National SkillsUSA officer team.

Garden Club Meeting The Portsmouth Garden Club will hold its end of the year luncheon and installation of officers for the 2011-2013 club year on Wednesday, June 8 at the Lobster Pot in Bristol. There will be a social hour at noon and a 1 p.m. luncheon. All members are encouraged to attend. Contact Sofi Cofield for further information.

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Rogers High School received official word on May 26, from the New England Association of School and Colleges, Commission on Public Secondary Schools, that the school was awarded reaccreditation for the next 10 years. Superintendent John Ambrogi explained that the 10 year accreditation is the “gold standard” that a school can receive from NEASC. “The major credit has to go to the administration and staff of Rogers,” he said. “They’ve done a tremendous job at taking a look at the needs of students and developing a curriculum to address the needs of a highly diverse population.” Roughly 10 years ago, Rogers High School was at risk of losing accreditation altogether. “Last time NEASC came, we didn’t meet that gold standard,” Ambrogi claims. “If you get that 10 year accreditation, it’s my belief that the school has done a great job.” In a letter to principal Patti DiCenso, the Commission commended Rogers High School on their use of a systemic process to measure student proficiency in the academic expectations for student learning. Also, they were praised for their clearly identified academic expectations for which each department is responsible, the use of schoolwide rubrics to measure academic success and the development of course-specific rubrics across all content areas that connect curriculum to academic expectations for students and teachers.

for the multiple opportunities provided to students to demonstrate success in the academic learning expectations and the extensive opportunities for students to extend learning beyond the normal school offerings. To that, Ambrogi gives a nod to both the Advanced Placement courses that are offered for students on a higher academic course load and to the Alternative Learning Program, put in place three years ago, as a means to help students who struggle in certain classes. The letter also recognized the faculty for creating an environment of cooperation and support and the personal investment demonstrated by all in the school community to remain committed to assessment analysis in order to drive student growth. Ambrogi also explained that renovations to the school helped in the reaccreditation. “We’ve done a lot to spruce up the Rogers facility,” he said. “A lot of times, when you have an environment where your living conditions improve, your whole attitude improves. The whole school climate has improved; not only because of the people here, but also because we have a program that is housed in a much nicer facility.” Ambrogi said, “I think the community should be proud of Rogers. Too often, there is not an understanding by the residents of Newport that we really do have the opportunity to offer the students such a quality education.”

People’s Credit Union Awards Scholarships People’s Credit Union has announced the winners of their 2011 8th Grade Scholarship. This is the fourth year the scholarships were awarded to one student in each of the six towns where People’s has a branch location: Bristol, Middletown, Newport, North Kingstown, Portsmouth and Wakefield. Aquidneck Island winners are: Daniel Donnelly, Portsmouth Middle School, Keri Heuer, Gaudet Middle School and Sarah Morris, Thompson Middle School. The scholarships were awarded based on school involvement, community involvement and the answer to an essay question. The scholarship recipients will each receive $500, but they have the chance to increase that amount in each year of high school. For each final grade that is an A, $50 is added to the scholarship amount, and $25 is added to the scholarship amount for each final grade that is a B in the 9th through 12th grade. The winners will be honored during a ceremonial first pitch at People’s FANaticAbout Reading Night at the Newport Gulls game on July 22.

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Second Annual Rhode Island Comic Throwdown The stage is set for the Second Annual Rhode Island Comic Throwdown. Only two more weeks for comics to register to be guaranteed a slot to compete. The Rhode Island Comic Throwdown is a weekly event on Thursday nights starting on July and runs for seven weeks. Venues are Jimmy’s Saloon, Billy Goodes Tavern and Newport Blues Cafe. Last year’s winner Brain Beaudoin will be the host for the whole event. Prizes will be given: first place is $700, second place is $300 and third place will be given a trophy The RI Island Comic Throwdown is produced by STAGERight. Registration fee is $15 to enter go to

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June Meeting for Newport Police Log NARFE During the period from Monday, May 23 to Monday, May 30, the Newport Police Department responded to 736 calls. This list has now been expanded to include all public services provided. Of those, 150 were motor vehicle related; there were 108 motor vehicle violations issued and 42 accidents. The police also responded to 13 incidents of vandalism, 27 animal complaints, 35 noise complaints and 25 home/business alarm calls. Officers also performed 15 school security checks (5-Rogers, 5-Thompson, 2-Coggeshall. 1-Sullivan, 2-Cranston Calvert). They transported 6 prisoners and recorded 12 instances of assisting other agencies. They also conducted 7 DARE classes. In addition, 36 arrests were made for the following violations: n Five arrests were made for simple assault. n Three arrests were made for breaking and entering. n Three arrests were made for disorderly conduct. n Three arrests were made for noise violations. n Two arrests were made for possession of alcohol by a minor. n Two arrests were made for larceny. n Two arrests were made for fraudelant use of credit cards/ checks. n Two arrests were made for driving with a revoked license. n Two arrests were made for outstanding warrants. n Two arrests were made for vandalism. n Two arrests were made for possession of weapons. n One arrest was made for urinating in public. n One arrest was made for a false 911 call. n One arrest was made for DUI. n Five other arrests was made for misc. charges.

A Bead for Life Party will be held Tuesday, June 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at The National Association of Ac- the People’s Café, 282 Thames St. tive and Retired Federal Employees, (next to the Blues Café) For those Chapter 0869, Newport, will meet at who have bought beads before, noon on Tuesday, June 7 at the Ra- there are now new jewelry designs mada Inn, Middletown (formerly the and two new BFL products~ Shea Royal Plaza Hotel) 425 East Main Rd, Butter soap and organic Shea Butfor our annual June luncheon. All ac- ter lip balm. The event will also feative and retired federal employees ture an informational video and and their spouses are invited to at- African music This is an exciting tend, and if not a member, to join opportunity to learn more about the chapter. For more information and support impoverished Ugandan women who are lifting their call R. Bianco at 683-5421. families out of poverty with their handmade, high-quality beaded jewelry. For more information contact Meghan Dutton, Bead for Life Community Partner, 662-6640 or visit

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The Newport County Board of REALTORS Real Estate School will offer its real estate sales pre-license course at its Middletown location, 26 Valley Rd. The 45 hour course is designed to successfully prepare an individual to take the RI Real Estate Salespersons exam. The State of Rhode Island requires that 45 hours of this course is necessary to prepare for the licensing exam. Classes will begin Monday, June 6. They will run Monday and Wednesday evenings from 6-9 p.m. through July 27. The cost is $250 to register and includes all books and materials. Space is limited. To make your reservation contact the Education Coordinator at or call 849-5936.

E-ZPass Expands Rhode Island E-ZPass may work in Florida and North Carolina by the end of the year. Florida’s SunPass and E-ZPass, which together account for 70 percent of the country’s transponder and license plate tolls, are working together to achieve interoperability among their members. Currently, there are 25 agencies in 14 states that comprise the E-ZPass Interagency Group. All member agencies use the same technology, allowing travelers to use the same E-ZPass transponder throughout the IAG network. The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) administer the Rhode Island E-ZPass program, which was introduced in R.I. in December 2008.

Dance Festival Seeks Housing for Dancers Island Moving Co. will host nearly 50 guest dancers and choreographers for this summer’s Great Friends Dance Festival, July 21-31. The Company seeks host families in the Newport area who can house a dancer or two between July 10 and 31. Many dancers will need housing for only a few days during the Festival; some will be in Newport for the whole rehearsal and performance period. Host families will receive tickets to performances and invitations to all Festival events. All dancers are adult, professional performers and transportation will be provided for them by the Company. To volunteer or for more information visit or call 847-4470.

General Assembly Highlights For more information visit

n Bill to decriminalize marijuana The Senate Judiciary Committee took testimony on legislation to make possession of one ounce or less of marijuana by adults a civil offense, punishable by a $150 fine. The penalty would also include community service and completion of an approved drugawareness program if the offender is a minor. Rep. John G. Edwards (D-Dist. 70, Tiverton, Ports.) is sponsoring the legislation in the House.

n Restrictions for physicians’ assistants during disasters The Senate and the House approved separate measures to allow a licensing exemption to physicians’ assistants from other states if they come to Rhode Island to help during a disaster, and to allow physicians’ assistants to render care in a disaster without the supervision of a doctor if none is available. The House approved legislation and the Senate approved the identical bill sponsored by Sen. Christopher S. Ottiano (R-Dist. 11, Bristol, Ports.). House votes to stiffen penalties for strangulation

n Stiffer penalties for strangulation The House approved legislation to make choking or strangling another person a felony, even if no serious bodily injury occurs. Currently, strangling is considered a misdemeanor.

n Bill to protect Social Security numbers The Senate approved legislation to expand the state’s Social Security privacy laws by expressly prohibiting the use of or request for any part of an individual’s Social Security number.

n School food services to pro-

vide calorie labeling Legislation to require public school food services to post calorie and nutritional information on menu boards in school cafeterias has been approved by the House of Representatives. The bill would require the informational posting to go into effect next January. n Pharmacists allowed to give injections Legislation has passed allowing pharmacists to administer routine injections to Rhode Islanders between the ages of 9 and 18, with proper parental consent.

Local General Assembly officials: Sen. Louis P. DiPalma (D-Dist. 12, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Tiverton); President of the Senate, M. Teresa Paiva Weed (D-Dist. 13, Newport, Middletown); Rep. J. Russell Jackson (D-Dist. 73, Middletown, Newport); Rep. Deborah Ruggiero (D-Dist. 74, Jamestown, Middletown) Rep. Peter F. Martin (D-Dist. 75, Newport), Rep. Daniel Patrick Reilly (D-Dist. 72, Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth)

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EDITORIAL $ummer in the City Right on schedule, summer made its unofficial debut in Newport this week. Once again, there are boats in the water, blankets on the beach, and sandals flip flopping down Thames Street. This is the season that many of us live for. It’s estimated that over the next four months, the city will welcome the bulk of the roughly 3 million visitors who visit the area on an annual basis. Some will come to shop, others to dine, or to visit one of Newport’s myriad concerts, festivals, or cultural attractions. Running through it all is a common element which too many of us can sometimes take for granted. For the better part of 400 years, Newport has been tethered to its waterfront, and yet, in recent years, far too little attention has been paid to the part that the harbor plays in determining the health of our local economy. Would it surprise you to know that water-dependent uses in Newport Harbor contribute substantially more to municipal revenues on a per acre basis than other waterfront area uses, like retail or residential properties? It’s true. Last year, the University of Rhode Island, working in conjunction with stakeholders including the city’s Waterfront Commission, issued a comprehensive report detailing the impact Newport Harbor has to the city’s economy. The results were eye-opening. Take, for example, municipal revenues. According to the study, on average, water-dependent commercial uses contribute $135,023 per acre annually to city coffers. That compares with $53,542 for residential condominiums and $69,760 for all commercial uses. As the study notes, the principal reasons for the relatively high per acre yield in revenues to the city from water-dependent uses include the fact that “patrons of activities and uses on the water (especially recreational boaters and excursion vessel customers) spend considerable amounts at waterfront area businesses and, therefore, contribute to the taxable property value and sales of commercial uses such as restaurants and retail shops” and, perhaps more importantly, that activities on the water and public access to the water “define the overall attractiveness of Newport Harbor and help distinguish Newport from other destinations.” Of particular note is the estimate that recreational boaters spend $40 million each year at harborfront businesses, accounting for about one-fourth (26 percent) of all waterfront area sales – retail, restaurant, or otherwise. Boaters of other sorts also have a significant impact on local businesses. Charter, harbor ferry, and excursion boat passengers, for example, spend roughly $11 million a year in downtown businesses, while cruise ship passengers typically spend somewhere around $1.8 million in the harborfront area. In all, it’s estimated that every year, water-dependent visitors account for $83 million in purchases out of an estimated $155 million in overall sales. That’s a striking number-one that makes you wonder what kind of impact a few more months of boating weather could have on our bottom line.

Municipal Meetings NEWPORT

Canvassing Authority, June 7 at 11:30 a.m., City Hall-First Floor Pell Building Committee, June 7 at 4:30 p.m., Rogers High School. Regular Council Meeting, June 8 at 6:30 p.m., City Hall-Council Chambers Thames St. Enhancement Group, June 9 at 9 a.m., Department of Public Services

MIDDLETOWN Wind Turbine Committee, June 7 at 7 p.m., Council Chambers Please note that some meetings scheduled after press time may not appear above. For the latest schedules visit SOS.RI.Gov, or visit

Lynne Tungett, Publisher & Editor Tom Shevlin, Associate Publisher & News Editor Letters Policy Newport This Week encourages all citizens to comment publicly on the events and times in which we live. We will print any letter sent to us, adhering to guidelines for taste, accuracy, fairness, and public interest. Letters must be signed by the author and must include a telephone number and street address. Letters are limited to 500 words. Direct letters to: Newport This Week, 86 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840. Letters may also be sent via email to, Attention: Editorial. Corrections: We adhere to the highest standards of accuracy, fairness and ethical responsibility. If you feel we have not met those standards, please notify us.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR Clean City Program had a busy month of April This year, Newport was part of a nationwide effort to improve communities called Keep America Beautiful’s Great American Cleanup. Millions of volunteers all over the country get together to cleanup, recycle and much more! Through the Great American Cleanup, America’s leading companies and brands support the Great American Cleanup campaign. There are national sponsors like The Glad Products Company who sent us garbage bags to collect litter, and Nestlé® Pure Life® Purified Water and PepsiCo’s PepsiCola, who sent us water and soda vouchers to provide refreshments at our events and provided event posters, as well as Waste Management as a national sponsor and a local sponsor, providing support for our events here in Newport. I would like to recognize all of the groups & volunteers that worked hard (some in the pouring rain) to help clean up Newport for Earth Day: Save The Bay at Easton’s Beach, Newport County Saltwater Fishing Club at fishing access points, The Off Broadway Neighborhood Association, The Point Association at the Washington St. driftways, Battery Park & Storer Park, Friends of the Waterfront at King Park, Friends of Ballard Park & the Newport Preservation Society, Old Colony & Newport Railway, Wild Things LLC & Save The Bay at Brenton Point State Park, Pax Terra/The Met School Green Team at Miantonomi Park, Mayor Waluk & Aquidneck Land Trust at Morton Park and Clean Ocean Access at Ochre Point. Also, the sponsors of Earth Day are

RI DEM & J.R. Vinagro Corp., who provided a grant to the Clean City Program to support groups cleaning up by purchasing bags, gloves and pens that remind us that “Earth Day is every day.” Year after year, Newport and area residents prove to me that the Recycling Day events are needed in the community. This year’s Spring Recycling Day during the Great American Cleanup was held on Saturday, April 30 at Easton’s Beach. An estimated 450 people came to recycle 5,034 lbs of electronic items, 1,700 lbs of bulky plastics, 220 lbs of Styrofoam, 40 lbs of cooking oil, 3183 lbs of shredded paper and donate 25 bikes (750 lbs) to The East Bay Met School, 4,950 lbs of clothing & household items to Big Sisters and 1,945 lbs of books to Reading Tree. We also sold 65 sets of recycling bins and sold 19 compost bins during the event. We prevented 18,000 pounds of material from going into the landfill! I would also like to thank the sponsors & volunteers of the Spring Recycling Day. Our volunteers, Kristie Gardiner & Ellen Nichols have volunteered their time for the past four events to greet people and direct traffic. Also, thanks to Bryan Diggle for volunteering his time. Waste Management provided a staff member, John Carney, and a truck to recycle the plastic items, and transported them to the plastic recycler. Thank you to Custom House Coffee of Middletown for their continued support, donating coffee to volunteers and event attendees and to Peter Martin, repre-

sentative for District 75 and Newport resident, for serving the coffee. And finally, Thank you to the East Bay Met School’s Green Team for all of their hard work on this event, including making signs to identify each recycling station and directional signs, and manning a station at the event for environmental outreach & collecting plastic bags. Thanks to: Taylor Rock, the Green Team Coordinator, Abigail Bianchi, Morgan Clark, Deanna Ford, Margaret Havey, Rosemarie Havey, Joseph Duffy, Michael Perry, Matthew Vorce, Cullen Carty, Corinne Clapper, Zachary Chester, Abel Fuerte and Corey Bolick. You all did such a great job and provided great assistance during the event. If you or your organization would like to hold a litter cleanup, any time of year, please contact me ahead of time. The Clean City Program may be able to provide bags, gloves and pick up the litter you collect. Also, due of the continued success of the past Spring & Fall Recycling Day events, the Clean City Program will be holding a Fall Recycling Day on November 19. We hope that Newport area residents will attend and help us divert even more material from the landfill. Please call me at 845-5613 or email me at klittlefield@cityofnewport. com for more information, to give feedback on the Spring Recycling Day, or if you want to hold a litter cleanup. Kristin Littlefield Newport’s Clean City Coordinator

Dean Praises Students for City Survey As the dean for the College of Business at Johnson & Wales University, I was pleased to read the article “City Taps Interns for Infrastructure Survey” by Tom Shevlin on page 3 of the May 19th issue of NTW. It was an honor to be approached by Mr. Ed Lavallee, Newport City Manager, to participate in this intensive and detailed project. The College of Business students from JWU had completed several projects for the City of Newport and for many organizations in Newport and the results of those previous projects made our participation in

the Infrastructure Project a seamless fit for both Johnson & Wales University and the city of Newport. The excellent results speak to the dedication and maturity of our students as they completed this project under the direction of Professor Donna Viens (Accountancy Department Chair-COB). It is important to note that the team leaders devoted well over 1000 hours of research and analysis as well as leading the Cost Accounting Class of 40 additional students for 500 more hours of work within the city. These dedicated students volunteered for this

project enthusiastically. As a twenty two year resident of Aquidneck Island, I am distinctly proud of both the students within the College of Business and the leadership of the city of Newport. Thank you for this opportunity to assist Newport and for the real world experience that allowed our students to participate in this meaningful and worthwhile project. David Mitchell, Ph.D., Dean College of Business, Johnson & Wales University

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GIFT CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 nowned artist and the designer of the Vietnam Memorial, created the design for the project. She was chosen for her skill in creating installations sensitive to the context of the site. Nick Benson, distinguished local stonemason and whose family has collaborated with Maya Lin on past projects, will also be involved. Benson has recently been working on the soon-to-be-finished Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial in Washington, D.C. Local architect, Mohamad Farzan, who specializes in historic planning assisted with initial site plans. Also collaborating on the project will be landscape architect Edwina von Gal, who has worked with Maya Lin on prior projects. “A public art project like the Queen Anne Square proposal can be a source of pride for a city like Newport. Public art helps to define a community for residents and visitors alike. Commissioning a work from a world-renowned artist like Maya Lin is particularly significant, and I’m happy to hear that the Newport City Council is organizing a community workshop on this important project,� says Randall Rosenbaum, Executive Director, Rhode Island State Council on the Arts (RISCA). “The trustees of the NRF have been considering a project to pay tribute to Doris Duke and historic preservation in Newport for several years. Both Miss Duke and the efforts of countless private homeowners have had a transformative effect on the city. We feel that Queen Anne Square is a most appropriate site, as the creation of the original park was also a gift from Doris Duke to the City of Newport,� comments Roos.


Aerial view of Trinity Church vicinity prior to Doris Duke’s restoration area. Project Specifics The stones and stonework for the seating areas are reclaimed from the foundations of the NRF’s Prescott Farm’s Almy Cory House that was restored in 2008 and from another private historic home that was recently moved. Due to the uneven nature of the top surface of the foundation walls, skateboarders will not be able to skate on them. Nick Benson will be engraving stones, with historical quotes or phrases related to home life and domesticity. These will be placed

in the foundations and relate to the idea of these ‘meeting spaces.’ The drinking fountain to be added to the “street cutout� will accommodate both human and canine passersby with dual spigots. Also included in the water plans is proper irrigation for the new tree plantings. A second-phase of the project will be the creation of a Zen-like water feature that will bubble gently above the surface of well-worn stones in one of the seating areas. Inspired by the remains of the stone chimney at Peabody Beach in Middletown, a similar chimney may be erected to enhance the imaging of the park’s prior history. The NRF will provide hardscape maintenance expenses and ongoing, additional landscape maintenance with its existing grounds crew. They have also agreed to be responsible for graffiti removal and lighting upkeep. The city will continue to be responsible for mowing the grass, sidewalk and path maintenance, and trash removal, as they are now. Historical Background The green space in front of Trinity Church or what we know as Queen Anne Square now was once a congested hodge-podge of commercial and retail buildings. The creation of the square represented one of Doris Duke’s most significant public works in Newport. Undertaken between 1976 and 1978, Queen Anne Square was conceived in collaboration with Trinity Church to create a town green and was completed with funds from Doris Duke and her Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF). Once completed, the upper area was deeded to Trinity Church, while the lower portion was deeded to the city for public park use.

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McKenna Says Farewell, Looks Forward to Restful Summer By Tom Shevlin Saying that he is leaving behind a department in good shape, outgoing Police Chief Michael G. McKenna addressed City Council members for the final time last week. McKenna, who is scheduled to step down from the Police Department on June 4 after 26 years on the force, said that he is proud of the work he has done over the years, especially the last six as chief. During an interview last week, McKenna said that heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s looking forward to a change of pace â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and to a restful summer. While he stopped short of en-

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Beginning his career with the department as a 20-year-old traffic aide, over a 20-year span, McKenna rose through the ranks earning the reputation of being a decisive and responsive leader. While chief, he implemented programs to crack down on noise complaints, engaged the business community in community-oriented police initiatives, and has been an active participant in efforts to address problems related to the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s homeless population. His decision to retire comes on the heels of an announcement by Fire Chief Harry J. Hallgring, Jr. that his last day was to be June 1.



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Naval Community Briefs Carr Point Yard Sale The public is invited to a community yard sale on Saturday, June 4, at the Carr Point Recreation Area from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Navy Band to Perform at Symphony Hall The Navy Band Northeast will perform with the Boston Pops Orchestra at Symphony Hall in Boston in a concert honoring the U.S. Navy on Flag Day, June 14 at 8 p.m. Call 1-888-266-1200 for information.

Driving on the Naval Station (Inset) Boston 1963 - Then-Ensign Joseph Strasser reunites with fiancee Barbara Wagner aboard the Argentinian training ship Libertad during a port visit. After decades as part of the Aquidneck Island community, Rear Admiral and Mrs. Joseph C. Strasser,U.S. Navy (Ret.), reflect on their experiences in public and private service. (Photo by Rob Thorn)

Leaving a Legacy in Newport By Pat Blakeley He almost slipped out of town quietly, under the radar, if you will, but then word got out. Rear Adm. Joseph Strasser and Barbara, his wife of 47 years, are moving to Delaware. Once very public figures in Newport, until his retirement as President of the Naval War College and later as Executive Director of the Naval War College Foundation, they have been working behind the scenes in recent years to help the island community. Anne Huot, president of the Newport Council of the U.S. Navy League, says Strasser’s departure will leave a gap in the community as a whole, not just the Navy community. Calling him “a true leader,” she stressed his willingness to quietly step in when needed and lauded his unique ability to identify clear solutions to problems. She adds, “He has a gift. When he brings people together, they find common ground and all parties leave the table feeling satisfied.” Rear Adm. Roger Nolan (Ret.), Executive Director of the Naval War College Foundation, agrees. “Joe Strasser did more to move the Naval War College Foundation to the forefront than any other Executive Director before or since. All of the seeds of today’s successes were planted and cultivated by his

deft hands.” Consensus building is key to Strasser’s success at all levels. It is, perhaps, his greatest skill. Although very well-educated in diplomacy, earning two master’s degrees and a doctorate from Tufts University, he credits his ability to build consensus to one man, Admiral William J. Crowe, former Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Strasser served as his Executive Assistant

Each June, the Naval War College Foundation awards the Rear Admiral Joseph C. Strasser International Leadership Prize to the international student who demonstrates the greatest leadership during the school year. while Crowe was Commander of the U.S. Pacific Fleet and also when he was Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff. “Admiral Crowe knew how important it was to listen to people and connect with them and to work together to resolve problems. It is what I have tried to do.” He felt it was important to get to

know people. He adds, “People like to work with people they know, not with strangers.” The admiral had the good sense to marry a likeminded woman. No stranger to anyone, Barbara is equally comfortable discussing sports with the high school custodian as she is having dinner with a prominent ambassador. A tireless advocate of public education, she founded the Newport Public Education Foundation and, in 2009, was the Newport Daily News Community Service Award winner. She laughs about her first experience in Newport. In 1971, her husband was a student at the Naval War College, and they were leaving the new students’ reception at the president’s quarters when she asked him if he planned a long career in the Navy. He told her he was unsure at that point, and she looked back at the impressive residence and said, “Well, if you stay, I’d really like to live in that house some day!” Little did she know that they would spend five years in that house, entertaining thousands of students and visiting dignitaries from around the world. Early assignments to Argentina and Chile spawned Strasser’s love for international diplomacy. People were so welcoming to him during those tours, he says, that he has tried to reciprocate whenever possible. For the past ten years, he and Barbara have sponsored international war college students from Argentina, helping them and their families adapt to life in the U.S., giving them an instant social circle. When the Strassers visited Argen-

All hands are reminded that cell phone use while driving onboard the Naval Station is strictly prohibited. During morning and evening colors, vehicles are to stop and the occupants are to remain seated at attention until “Carry On” is sounded.

tina recently, every one of their former students was at the airport to greet them. Each June, the Naval War College Foundation awards the Rear Admiral Joseph C. Strasser International Leadership Prize to the international student who demonstrates the greatest leadership during the school year. Strasser’s 32-year career in the Navy was marked by countless awards, and he is the recipient of the Defense Distinguished Service Medal, the highest peacetime award given by the military. Perhaps even more importantly to many readers of this paper, he was also selected as the 1991 Grand Marshall of the Saint Patrick’s Day parade. In typical Strasser fashion, he downplays the honor, “I felt they were really honoring the military, not me.” By virtue of the media and the very nature of the military, most of Strasser’s remarkable achievements at the Naval War College and the Foundation are public knowledge. But not many people know of his work with the Saint Barnabas parish, the countless hours at recognition events for young military personnel, his passion for cultivating roses, the years he has evaluated senior project presentations at Portsmouth High School, and his service on countless community and statewide committees. His quiet kindness is legendary. He minimizes his contributions, saying, “Barbara and I just do what we can and try to make as many friends as possible. It’s important to use your influence for good. We just try to help out.”

Eight Bells Lecture – Fly Navy The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells Lecture Series will continue Thursday, June 23, from noon to 1 p.m. at the museum. Aviation photographer Eric Hildebrandt will discuss his new book, “Fly Navy – Celebrating the First Century of Naval Aviation.” Hildebrandt spent two years documenting modern naval aviation around the globe and has assembled an unprecedented record of naval aircraft and crews. The lecture is free and open to the public but reservations are required. Guests are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. Visitors without a DoD decal/ID card should request access at time of reservation. To reserve, call 8412101 at least one working day prior to event. Naval Base Information Compiled by Pat Blakeley

The Strassers’ contributions to the island community will be remembered long after they move. The parting is bittersweet for the admiral: “I’ve enjoyed every minute of my time here, met wonderful people and done so many interesting things. This is just the right time for us to move closer to family.” Barbara adds, “Don’t make this an obituary. We will be back to visit!” Admiral Strasser will be honored at the 5th Annual Flag Day Breakfast, June 14 at 8 a.m. at the Atlantic Beach Club. The event, sponsored by the American Red Cross is a fundraiser for the Armed Forces Program.

Ensign and Mrs. Joseph C. Strasser use his naval sword to cut their wedding cake, June 13, 1964, in Camden N.J.

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DIGGING CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 ered something that wasn’t dirt or cement. A few feet down into the ditch, the wall of an aged brick cistern started protruding from the rubble. Questions quickly began to arise as to what the uncovered structure could be. In steps the Newport Historical Society, whose main mission is to collect and preserve the history of Newport County, will document the discovery. With unwavering cooperation, Hawkins has allowed for NHS to bring in a small team of archeologists from Brown University to collect data at the site, which would in turn help determine the purpose of the cistern. NHS Executive Director Ruth Taylor is very excited about the multiple historical possibilities of the new find. “There is so much under the ground here in Newport and it’s not really being comprehensively studied by anyone,” she explains. Located on the north side of the Touro Synagogue, Barney St. happens to have an underground stream that runs from the top of the street, down to Spring St., aptly named for the natural spring that was used as the main source of fresh water for colonial Newport. Because of that, Taylor explains, it would make sense for a variety of reasons that a water capturing cistern would be placed at a home site along the street. For instance, the structure could have been used for horses to drink from, or she says, it could have even

been used as an old means of harvesting water as a sort of fire prevention system before fire departments and trucks existed. But the theory that has truly captured Taylor’s attention is the possibility that the cistern was used as the Touro Synagogue’s ritual immersion bath, known as a mikveh. “This particular structure appears to be too big to be a household cistern,” she says. “Also, it resembles a cistern that’s associated with a mikveh down in Suriname, above Brazil.” That would seem to make sense, as history shows that the first Jewish settlers of Newport sailed in to the harbor in 1658 from the Caribbean. While the finding of this particular cistern is of great importance, it should also be noted that there is evidence of another cistern in the basement of a house further up towards the top of Barney Street. “There are so many possibilities,” Taylor explains. “If the cisterns were used to store water against fire, it wouldn’t be completely impossible that at some point the Synagogue approached whoever owned the cisterns, and asked if one would be sanctified to use as a ritual bath.” The possibility of the cistern being the actual mikveh used by the Synagogue would be notable to Jewish history in Newport because, as Taylor claims, no one knows where the original mikveh was made first for the Synagogue. There is apparently written evidence of a mikveh being in Newport before the Synagogue was

even built, according to Taylor, and that once the Synagogue was completed in 1763, a mikveh would have certainly been put somewhere nearby. “The fact that the spring is right there makes it entirely likely that the mikveh was on Barney Street,” explains Taylor. To add to the claims, several elderly members of the Touro Synagogue have come forward saying that they remember having used a rounded, brick mikveh as their ritual bath, and that it was located somewhere on Barney Street. Still a long way from any certainty, Taylor takes a leap into the question of “what if?” “If we were able to document this were the mikveh,” she says, “and it was used during the colonial period – that would be internationally important. It could be a really big deal.”But, she cautioned, “It’s really fantasy to jump to that conclusion at this point.” With much research and analyzing still to be done on the numerous possibilities, Taylor hopes that even the hint of it being the mikveh will start a lively conversation about how much of colonial era Newport is still underground, waiting to be discovered. “After the artifacts are collected and analyzed for us, I’m envisioning a circle of scholars, including colonial archeologists and some Jewish historians, to look at the data we’ve all collected and say, ‘Can we conclude anything? Or, do we just have to be satisfied that it is a mystery?’”

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NWC Rolls Out the Red Carpet By Pat Blakeley The biggest week of the year for the U.S. Naval War College will soon be here. During a fourday period each June, the ranks of Newport swell by a couple thousand visitors drawn by two major events on the quiet Coaster’s Harbor Island campus: the Secretary of the Navy’s annual Current Strategy Forum (CSF) and the Naval War College (NWC) graduation. The 62nd annual Current Strategy Forum will be held June 7-8, when over 600 leaders in business, government and academe join with senior military officers to discuss critical world issues. This year’s theme, “Energy and U.S. National Security: Vulnerability and Opportunity,” will explore the critical role of energy in international security, the impact of increasing global demands on natural resources, and related issues and opportunities for the country and maritime services in a more energy-constrained environment. The Honorable Raymond Mabus, Secretary of the Navy; Admiral Gary Roughhead, Chief of Naval Operations; Stephen Walt, of Harvard University; Lieutenant General George J. Flynn, Commanding General, Marine Corps Development Command; and Amory Lovins, of the Rocky Mountain Institute, will offer keynote addresses. The Current Strategy Forum is an integral part of the curriculum for students at the NWC, who also attend panel discussions and breakdown sessions to further analyze discussion topics. Rear Adm. John N. Christenson, President of the Naval War College, says that the CSF “is the cumulative academic event of the year for our students and participants who

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/  come from all across the country.” After a one-day break to regroup, the college will hold its major graduation of the year. The Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Gary Roughhead, will address this year’s graduates during the June 10 ceremony. Flags from over 40 countries, representing the students from foreign navies who are members of this year’s graduating class, will fly over Dewey Field as the students parade from the college to the ceremony. The event marks the end of a year of rigorous study for the over 500 graduates, including 124 international students and 100 distance education students. Over 2000 guests are expected to attend. Adm. Christenson says that the students, who come from all U.S. services, various government agencies, and international navies, will be moving on to key national security positions throughout the world. During their time at the NWC, they learn about and from each other, and bridges are built between services, agencies and nations. Christenson states, “We know their experiences in Newport will profoundly impact their world views for the rest of their lives.”

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Flag Day Breakfast The Rhode Island Chapter of the American Red Cross will host its 5th Annual Flag Day Breakfast at the Atlantic Beach Club on June 14 at 8 a.m. The guest of honor will be Rear Adm. Joseph C. Strasser (Ret.), former President of the Naval War College and Executive Director of the Naval War College Foundation. Strasser will be recognized for his longstanding commitment to the entire Aquidneck Island community. All proceed from the breakfast will benefit the Armed Forces Program of the Red Cross, helping active duty service members and their families. The Atlantic Beach Club is donating the breakfast so that all funds raised go to support the program. Tickets to the breakfast are $25 and may be purchased by calling 846-8100 or sending an email to

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Land Trust Given Two Years to Raise Remaining $1.5M for St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Land The Aquidneck Land Trustâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (ALT) campaign to Save the St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Land on East Main Road in Portsmouth took a major step forward when ALT, St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church and the Gibbs Trust recently signed an option agreement that will give ALT two years to raise the remaining $1.5 million, half of the $3 million agreed upon, to conserve about 70 acres of critical open space. The agreement builds on the announcement in April that the United States Department of Agricultureâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Natural Resources Conservation Service was moving ahead with $1.5 million of Farm and Ranch Lands Protection Program funds towards this important conservation project.

On February 3, 2011, in front of a capacity crowd at ALTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 21st Annual Meeting at the Atlantic Beach Club, St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church and ALT signed a memorandum of understanding publicly announcing their intentions to permanently conserve the open space area associated with the St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s campus in Portsmouth. The memorandum of understanding was also endorsed by the Bishop of the Diocese of Rhode Island. The basic terms of the agreement were as follows: nâ&#x20AC;&#x201A; Parties agreed to work expeditiously and in good faith to sign an option agreement; nâ&#x20AC;&#x201A; Parties agreed that ALT will pay a $150,000 Option Payment for

the option agreement; nâ&#x20AC;&#x201A; Parties agreed ALT will pay a total of $3 million for the proposed conservation area; and nâ&#x20AC;&#x201A; Parties agreed ALT will be given a two-year option term to raise the $3 million. The proposed 70 +/- acre St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church conservation area is an extremely strategic area from a conservation perspective. The land is located next to a number of previously conserved parcels within ALTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Center Island Greenway, thereby building upon and enhancing this past conservation work. The land also falls within the St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pond watershed, directly abutting the St. Maryâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pond reservoir, and acts as a natural buffer

protecting this important island water reservoir from harmful runoff. The woods, fields and wetlands of the land provide diverse wildlife habitats. This land, with significant frontage on East Main Road, is also a priceless and iconic property that provides joy to many people every day with its spectacular scenic vistas. Furthermore, the fields of the proposed conservation area consist of mostly prime farmland soils as recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture, making the property an important agricultural resource. ALTâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s time-sensitive mission is to conserve Aquidneck Islandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open spaces and natural character for the lasting benefit of our communi-

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Gluten-free resources abound People who have celiac disease often miss out on enjoying the delicious baked goods that most people take for granted. I asked my pre-teen granddaughter, who was diagnosed a year ago with this condition, what message she’d like me to convey about this situation. She Portia said it was not always easy to be LITTLE on a special diet, but that there actually are a lot of great foods to eat out there. She is not alone. Currently it is estimated that the incidence may be as common as one out of every 100 people who can not tolerate gluten, a protein in wheat, rye and barley. When people with this condition eat foods or use products containing gluten their immune system responds by damaging the lining of the small intestine. Fortunately in our Newport area there are many local resources for gluten-free products as well as for ready-made breads, cakes, cookies and other baked products. The major supermarkets such as Stop & Shop and Shaws as well as the indies such as Dave’s Supermarket, Clements and McQuades all have a good selection of flours for baking, mixes, pastas, crackers, and frozen foods. Bob’s Red Mill products, which offer gluten-free flours and mixes, can be found at reasonable prices at both bargain haunts, Ocean State Job Lot and Christmas Tree Shops. Natural food stores such as The Green Grocer and Nature’s Goodness also have a good selection. At Nature’s Goodness they told us about the Namaste gluten-free flour blend, which you can use as a substitute for regular wheat flour in most any basic recipe. We’ve found it works like a charm in cookies, cakes, and bread baking. Using this product eliminates the need for adding xanthan gum that’s needed to give dough or batter a “stickiness” that would otherwise be achieved with gluten, and to add volume and viscosity. Of course for ready-baked goodies it’s hard to beat Eva Ruth’s in Middletown, with its delicious scones, breads, cookies, muffins and brownies. And A Market on Bellevue in Newport is a friendly spot to find both baked glutenfree products and ingredients. With these resources available, it’s also easy to bake at home and enjoy the wonderful aromas coming from your own oven.

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Mixed Fruit Pie with GlutenFree Pat-A-Pan Pie Crust

Crust: 1-1/2 cups gluten-free flour blend (such as Namaste) 1/2 teaspoons sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 cup vegetable oil 3 tablespoons cold milk, or soy milk

Place flour, sugar, salt, oil and soy milk in 9-inch pie pan. Mix with fingers until blended. Combine oil and milk; stir with fork. Pour into flour mixture. Mix with folk until combined. Pat dough into pan, pressing up side. At this point you can either fill your shell with a favorite filling and bake in 425-degree F. oven about 30 minutes. Or, prick surface of crust with fork and bake until golden brown, about 15 minutes, and fill later. Fresh Fruit Filling: 3 to 4 cups sliced fruit such as peaches, apples, pears, plums, and berries 1/3 cup sugar 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1 tablespoon gluten-free flour Combine fruit in large bowl. Combine sugar, cinnamon, and flour; mix into fruit. Pour into unbaked pie crust. Bake in 400-degree F. oven 30 to 40 minutes or until fruit starts to bubble. Cool before slicing. Serve with ice cream or whipped topping.

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Market Days are Here Again:

Farmers’ Markets Are Everywhere By Katherine Imbrie It’s June – and that means farmers’ markets are back! Strawberries, lettuce, tomatoes, corn, peppers, peas, cucumbers, blueberries, herbs, flowers: From now through the end of October, you can shop for these and other goodies every week at dozens of open-air markets around Rhode Island, including three on Aquidneck Island alone. What makes shopping at at a farmers’ market so different from going to a supermarket? If you have to ask that question, you are one of a shrinking minority of people who haven’t been to one lately. In recent years, with the growth of the “locavore” movement (striving to eat only foods grown close to where you live), the number of farmers’ markets nationwide has grown – well, like zucchinis in August. (According to figures from the United States Department of Agriculture, the number of farmers’ markets nationwide is 6,132, reflecting a 16 percent increase in just the past year.) Here in Rhode Island, more than 40 seasonal farmers’ markets will be opening in the next few weeks. (There is even a Wintertime Farmers’ Market held every week yearround in Pawtucket.) But summer is when local vegetables, fruits and flowers are available in abundance, so it only makes sense that it’s the peak time for local markets. Farmers and growers love the local markets because by selling directly to their customers, they get to keep a far greater percentage of the prices they charge than they would if they sold through a “middleman,” such as a supermarket. According to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, farmers keep about 90 percent of the price

charged at a farmers’ market, as opposed to only about 10 percent if they sell through a supermarket. As for farmers’ market shoppers, they get to have an experience that’s – well, an experience. Far different from trolling the aisles of a supermarket and ticking off items on a list, shopping at a farmers’ market is lively and fun, interactive and – perhaps best of all -outdoors in the sunshine. You find yourself saying hello to neighbors and friends, meeting their dogs and their kids, and getting to know the farmer, the baker, and the jellymaker whose wares you may sample while strolling from booth to booth. It’s almost like a carnival – so much so that in some places around the country, farmers have been known to rebel against the encroachment of crafters, snack food sellers, musical acts and others into what is intended as a showcase for their carefully grown fruits and vegetables. Last May, the Farmers’ Market Coalition – a national trade group– went so far as to formally define farmers’ markets as “events that consist principally of farmers selling their products directly to the public.” Some members of the group argued that sales at the markets should be restricted only to farmers. Here on Aquidneck Island, there is no shortage of farmers at any of the three weekly markets, all of which begin this week: Aquidneck Grower’s Market in Middletown (Saturdays, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 909 East Main Rd. – Route 138 – near Newport Vineyards); Aquidneck Growers’ Market in Newport (Wednesdays, 2 to 6 p.m. on Memorial Boulevard between Bellevue Ave. and Chapel St.); and Island Farmers’ Market (Aquidneck Grange

Hall, 499 East Main Rd., Middletown, Thursdays, 2 to 6 p.m.). Among the dozens of local vendors at the Aquidneck Growers’ Market are several that have been part of it for years: Simmons Farm, Sweet Berry Farm, and Cory’s Kitchen, to name a few. (For a complete list of vendors, visit the Web site www.aquidneckgrowersmarket. org.) New in the past couple of years is the Island Market, run by Betsey Peckham of Middletown’s Peckham Farm, who says she started the market to help vendors like herself who couldn’t find space at the larger and more established Aquidneck Growers’ Market. She expects to have about a dozen vendors this year, including Aquidneck Honey, Oakdale Farm, Rock Lobster, Reynolds Barn (goat cheese), Bravo wood-fired pizza, and Palmieri’s Bakery. Peckham’s location at the Aquidneck Grange Hall (established in 1893) is ideal, she says, “because the Grange has always been all about community and agriculture, and that’s the spirit we’re keeping alive with this market. People love it because they know that everything they buy here is fresh because it was picked that day.”

Here are tips for those who are new to farmers’ markets: w  Bring a large market basket or reusable shopping bag. w  Cash is always appreciated, but many vendors do accept credit cards. w  Go early – or late. Early means the best selection; late means you may be able to bargain for a better price. w  Pets and kids: Keep dogs leashed – or, better yet, consider leaving Fido at home. There’s a lot going on at outdoor markets, and it can be a frustrating environment for a dog. As for kids, keep them under control – and their fingers out of vendors’ displays. w  Rain or shine means rain or shine. Most markets proceed except in the case of a violent thunderstorm.

Fresh fruits and vegetables as well as canned and preserved items and fresh baked breads are among the many items you will find at weekly farmers markets such as the Aquidneck Growers’ Market, shown in the above photos. (Photograph by Frank Amaral)

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FROM THE GARDEN Violas, Voila! By Cynthia Gibson Sometime a clichĂŠ is the best way to go when describing pansies or violas. They are â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;sweet facesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; in the garden. Pansies are a larger hybrid of the viola. The viola is a very old plant dating back to 4th century B.C. Greece. These self-seeding annuals have quite a history. Taking a large leap forward in time, by the 18th century, Buckinghamshire England becomes the center of hybridizing violas and pansies. For the longest time, viola and pansies had no face, no dark dot eyes, just a tiny yellow button-nose center. The small viola grew and was crossbred with different varieties of larger violas to become what we now call the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;tri-colorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; pansy, three colors on one flower. These three colors create the face we love to see each spring and early summer. The viola/pansy is the state flower of Rhode Island. This antique, charming, and romantic flower is the feature in many a poem, Victorian artwork, and simply loved by all. Here are a few highlights of this glorious flower: Almost pest-free, pansies and violas are both annuals, so you can change your color choices each spring. Pansies usually do not selfseed, and are difficult to germinate if bought in seed packets, but the voila is a very different story! The viola self-seeds with abandon and finds either the center of your largest garden to sprout and flower, or the tiniest of nooks. It can pop out of an eighth of an inch crack in a wall. The common name for the viola is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Johnny-Jump-Upsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, which is just what they do! If not deadheaded the violasâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; seeds just fly and jump through the air and start germinating within a week in the slightest hint of soil. The viola will re-flower all summer long if deadheaded. The pansy will not. It gets leggy, unattractive and screams, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m finished for the year, pull me out of this garden or pot!â&#x20AC;? There are varieties of viola that are very bold. One huge favorite is the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Bowles Black viola. This particular showy viola is tiny, solid black in color with the texture of silk velvet. It is best to plant this variety in its own pot or in a pair of matching pots displayed on a terrace. The viola is so

The viola/pansy is the state flower of Rhode Island. exotic; it deserves its own platform for display. Pansies, also known as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Heartseaseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, have three major categories of size: large, three to four inches across; medium, two to three inches across; and â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;multi-floraâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; one to two inches across. All the giant pansies are bred in Switzerland and are commonly referred to as â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Swiss Giantsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;. Another fun variety to look for is in the â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Jokerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; series. This variety of pansy or viola comes in a distinct combination of purple and orange. Its name is â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Jolly Jokerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; and its face is bound to make you smile. The â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;Crownâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; series of this plant comes with simple distinct single colors, no face at all. It takes a little care, and lot of pinching back, but the smaller viola is my favorite. I love when it re-seeds itself in the midst of brick walkway, but my favorite use for the dear flower is garnishing my homemade summer potato salad. The viola and the pansy are edible! Just pluck the tiny flower heads (faces) just before you serve the salad and voila a new twist on a summer favorite. The flowers are extremely appealing to the eye when placed on top of the potato salad, they are virtually tasteless so they will not distract from your fab salad! Visually it is an eye-popper!

Garden centers still have violas for sale. Since violas readily reseed, one small pot of these â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;flower facesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; will continue to bloom in your garden for years to come. A few seeds and a tiny gust of wind is all it takes for a viola to make you happy. Cynthia Gibson is a painter, garden and food writer. She gardens voraciously and tends her miniature orchard in Newport.


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The Great Chowder Cook-off International chowder championship enters its 30th year. Enjoy all-you-can-eat samples of various traditional and exotic chowders from across the country and vote for the best in three categories: Clam, Seafood and Creative. Three stages of live island-vibe entertainment, kids’ activities and plenty of new surprises to commemorate the 30th year. Saturday, June 4 at the Newport Yachting Center, 12-6 p.m., www.

Thursday June 2

Island Farmers Market Aquidneck Grange Hall, 499 East Main Rd., Middletown, 2-6 p.m., on-going thru Oct., 441-4317.

Come Enjoy Our Waterfront Bar and Patio Dining Live Entertainment Friday & Saturday Nights 5-10pm Wide Selection of Beers on Tap Pier 49 Seafood & Spirits Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina 49 America’s Cup Ave. Newport, RI 847-9000

Life of the Mind Series Historian, author and educator Gordon Wood on his latest book, “The Idea of America: Reflections on the Birth of the United States,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $5, 847-0292, Newport Cooks! Underway Gourmet Join Learn how to prepare amazing food for boating & outdoor jaunts with Chef Christy EricksonPrior. Confident Captain - At The Helm Loft, 449 Thames Street, 3rd Floor, 6-8 p.m., $50, 293-0740.

Friday June 3

Salve Regina Alumni Weekend Welcome back! Discover Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of revolution and the struggle for religious liberty. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 10 a.m., 841-8770. Tall Ship Tours Philadelphia’s Tall Ship Gazela Primeiro open to the public in support of SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m, Bowen’s Ferry Landing, $5, tickets can be purchased at the Bowen’s Wharf Welcome Center.

Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour Owner Harle Tinney shares her experiences with ghosts at Belcourt during this tour. 657 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m., 846-0669. Improv Comedy Join the Bit Players for lightningfast interactive comedy, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 849-3473, SRU Night at the Landing Young alumni are invited to join this year’s reunion classes for Salve Regina Night at the Landing, 30 Bowen’s Wharf, 9 p.m.-1 a.m.

Saturday June 4

Growers’ Market Opens Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, 909 East Main Rd. (Newport Vineyards), Middletown, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., ongoing thru Oct., Newport Artisans Fair Sixth annual display of area artists and artisans works, Elks Club, corner of Bellevue Ave. and Pelham St., 10 a.m.-5 p.m., free admission, Family Sailing Festival Experience sailing with the entire family. Sail Newport’s experienced skippers will give free tours of Newport Harbor and Brenton Cove. Sail Newport, Fort Adams, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., lifejackets will be provided, 846-1983.

Tall Ship Tours 11 a.m. – 7 p.m., see June 3 for details. Fort Adams Family Fun Day Fun, games and history for the whole family, rain or shine, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., 841-0707, Newport’s Buried History Tour Discover the early history of Newport’s people of color, enslaved and free. Visit the Wanton-LymanHazard House and the colonial African burying ground. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11 a.m., 841-8770. Court Tennis Semi-Finals Come watch top international professionals copete, noon and 4:30 p.m., National Tennis Club, Memorial Blvd., 849-5100 or 849-6672 Great Chowder Cook-Off Enjoy all-you-can-eat samples of various traditional and exotic chowders from across the country at this annual rite of spring, Newport Yachting Center, 12-6 p.m., www.NewportWaterfrontEvents. com. Zumba Class Instructor Zaida Humphrey, Martin Luther King Center, 1 p.m., 2075826. Watson Farm Opening Weekend Historic New England’s Watson Farm will celebrate opening for the season, 455 North Main Road, Jamestown, 1-5 p.m., free,, 423-0005.

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Art Galleries & Artist Openings The Lady Who Paints Working studio, open Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 9 Bridge St., 450-479.1. Sheldon Fine Art Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 59 America’s Cup Ave., Bowen’s Wharf, 849-0030. Spring Bull Gallery “Count Us In” exhibit runs through May 31, open daily noon to 5 p.m. 55 Bellevue Ave., 849-9166.

“Art on Fire” is the new summer designs show at Anchor Bend Glassworks Gallery. The designs include new sculpture, tableware, lighting, and jewelry. All art is handmade in Rhode Island and tax-free. Open everyday, 16 Franklin St., Anchor Bend Open Thurs.-Mon, 16 Franklin St., 849-0698, Arnold Art Floral watercolors by mother of Ilse Buchert Nesbitt, 210 Thames St., 847-2273, Art on the Wharf Coastal Landscapes through June 30. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, noon-4 p.m., or by appointment, 33 Bannister’s Wharf, 965-0268. Brimstone Studio Open Sat. and Sunday, noon–5 p.m., or by appointment, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown 4403974. Cadeaux du Monde Featuring fairly traded international folk art in the main gallery and the work of 15 local artists in ‘Galerie Escalier’, open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 26 Mary St., 848-0550 DeBlois Gallery “Pattern Process” opening reception on Saturday, June 4, 5 –7 p.m. featuring the work of Thomas Ladd: ceramic vessels, Erika Sabel: paintings and drawings, and Yvonne Leonard: prints and drawings. Show thru June 26. Open Gallery Night, June 9, 5 - 8 p.m. Open Tues.-Sun., noon-5 p.m., 138 Bellevue Ave., 847-9977,

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The Third & Elm Press & Gallery Woodcuts and paper created by Ilse Buchert Nesbitt, open Tues Sat., 11 - 5 and by appointment, 29 Elm St. 848-0228 William Vareika Gallery Special Gilbert Stuart exhibit, 212 Bellevue Ave., 849-6149

Didi Suydam Contemporary Gallery is open Thurs.-Mon., 12 - 5 p.m., 25 Mill St., 848-9414,

June 4–Friends of Ballard Park Annual Fundraiser, Holly House, 619-3377, June 4–Seaside Soiree, Regatta Club,

Harbor Fine Art Open daily 11 a.m – 5 p.m., 134 Spring St., 848-9711,

June 17– “Summer Solstice, An Evening of Revelry” to benefit Fort Adams, Fort Adams, 619-5801,

Isherwood Gallery Gallery open Wed.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.– 5 p.m. 108 William St., 619-1116, Jamestown Arts Center Gallery open Sat. & Sun. noon-3 p.m.,18 Valley St., Jamestown. Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design Gallery open Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m. 4 p.m. and by appointment. 226 Bellevue Avenue, 8, the Audrain Building, second floor, 849-3271, The Merton Road Artist Studio Featuring the work of Buddy Conklin, Dave Nabozny, Cody Harple & Chris Wyllie. The studio is located behind the Tennis Hall of Fame at 7 Merton Rd. Old Man & the Sea Gallery Specializing in Cuban & nautical art, 99 Spring St.

Upcoming Gala Fundraisers

June 18-American Sail Training ASTA Gala, New York Yacht Club, Harbour Court, June 24–Newport Flower Show Opening Night, Roseliff, 849-1000, Kicking off the Summer 2011 Newport Gallery Night Series, CADEAUX du MONDE will feature a demonstration of creating jewelry with wire from 5- 7 p.m. on June 9 by award winning Newport jeweler and ceramic sculptor, Nina Pfanstiehl. She will discuss wire wrapping, demonstrate how to create tight spirals and will share information on design ideas, tips, techniques and tools to create original wire wrapped jewelry. Her new 2011 jewelry and ceramic sculpture will be featured at CADEAUX du MONDE, 26 Mary St., www.

Roger King Fine Art Two floors of 19th and 20th century American paintings. Open daily, 21 Bowen’s Wharf, 847-4359, www.

July 7–Newport Hospital’s Evening of Tribute Honoring Noreen Stoner Drexel, Newport Art Museum, 845-1619 July 9–Newport Art Museum Summer Gala, “Honoring Artful Women: Painters and Patrons,” Newport Art Museum, 848-8200, x 109 July 9–IYRS Summer Gala, “Black & White Party,” IYRS Restoration Hall, 848-5777, July 15–Black Ships Festival Gala, Rosecliff, 847-7666, July 16–Redwood Library’s Summer Gala, “An Evening Honoring the Grand Old Flag,” Redwood Library lawn, 847-0295, x. 115 July 22– “Dance with the Stars” to benefit Island Moving Co., Great Friends Meeting House, 847-4470, July 23–Fiesta Verde, benefitting the Aquidneck Land Trust, Ocean View, 849-2799, Aug 5–International Polo Ball to benefit Wounded Warriors, Rosecliff, 787-1768, Aug 6–Preservation Society’s Summer Gala, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” The Elms, 849-1000,

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Philadelphiaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tall Ship Gazela Primeiro was built in 1901 at the shipyard of J. M. Mendes in Setubal, Portugal. The 177 foot ship will be open to the public June 3 and 4 in support of SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, 11 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 7 p.m, Bowenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ferry Landing, $5, tickets can be purchased at the Bowenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wharf Welcome Center. (Photo by Kirsten Ferguson)

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Poetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Group Forum for those currently writing and who seek critique, new members welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., 847-0292, Polo Season Begins Team USA takes on Egypt, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, gates open at 4 p.m. for tailgating, match begins at 5 p.m., Friends of Ballard Park Annual Fundraiser Join Carol & Les Ballard at Holly House for cocktails, hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres, music, 11 Berkeley Ave., 6-8 p.m., Habitat for Humanity East Bay SoirĂŠe Fundraising evening with cocktails, hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres, music & dancing, Regatta Club, Goat Island, 7-11 p.m.,, 888-270-5274. Whodunit??? Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Co. for â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Hunt for Huntâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Fortune,â&#x20AC;? an interactive murder mystery at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m.,

Sunday June 5

Heart & Sole Walk Walk Glen Park with your pet to benefit the Potter League. East Main Rd., Portsmouth, check-in 10 a.m., walk at noon, register online, 846-0592. Beehive Tour Tour the hives and enjoy tasty samples. Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m. & noon., reservations required, 846-4152. Court Tennis Finals 11 a.m. See June 4 for details. Newport Artisans Fair 11 a.m.-4 p.m., Elks Club. See June 4 for details. Watson Farm Open Farm Weekend 1-5 p.m. See June 4 for details. Celtic Fire CitySingers of Hartford present Celtic music, poetic texts, pipes, Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 5 p.m., tickets $20, $10 seniors/ students., 847-0675.

Monday June 6

Belcourt Castle Candlelight Tour Tour the mansion by candlelight. 657 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., 846-0669.

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Tuesday June 7

Early Church Tours Tour two of our nationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s earliest houses of worship, Great Friends Meeting House (1699) and Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House (1730), Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11:30 a.m., 841-8770, www. Landscape Lecture Series Begins â&#x20AC;&#x153;Frederick Law Olmsted â&#x20AC;&#x201C; American Master,â&#x20AC;? Preservation Society Headquarters, 424 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., members $10, non-members $15, register online at www. or call 8471000 ext. 154. Bead for Life A Bead for Life Jewelry fundraiser 6- 8 p.m., The Peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s CafĂŠ, 282 Thames St., 662-6640

Wednesday June 8

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ative designer and the contained, intellectual businessman. A marriage of opposites, one could say, formed the bond of their relationship. In a clip from the film, Berge walks solemnly through the house and asks if Saint Laurent would have wanted the collection sold. He answers his own question, â&#x20AC;&#x153;No.â&#x20AC;? However, business is his forte, so he makes the practical choice. My favorite quote from Yves Saint Laurent has always been, â&#x20AC;&#x153;To be beautiful, all a woman needs is a black pullover, a black skirt and to be on the arm of the man she loves.â&#x20AC;? The man had a romantic soul, and I look forward to seeing his story. Patricia Lacouture currently teaches film studies at Salve Regina University. She also taught at Rhode Island College for ten years. She completed her graduate studies in film from Boston University.

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In the film, director Pierre Thoretton uses a mix of archival footage of fashion shows and interviews with Saint Laurent (which were rare because of his shyness) along with more recent interviews with Saint Laurentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s partner of 50 years, Pierre Berge. We also gain access to the very private retreat they shared. Between them, the couple decorated a home of sumptuous grace and beauty, filled with paintings, sculptures and murals set off by animal print fabrics adorning furnishings worthy of royalty. The art collection was auctioned off in 2008 after Saint Laurentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s death after a battle with brain cancer. Berge expresses his ambivalence about the sale, referring to auctioneers as â&#x20AC;&#x153;undertakers of the art worldâ&#x20AC;? and calling the sale of their collection its â&#x20AC;&#x153;funeral.â&#x20AC;? The title means â&#x20AC;&#x153;crazy love,â&#x20AC;? yet the relationship between Saint Laurent and Berge seems more of a partnership of two different personality stylesâ&#x20AC;&#x201D;the emotional, cre-

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Starring Bulle Ogier, Jean-Pierre Kalfon, AndrĂŠ S. Labarthe, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Lâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Amour Fouâ&#x20AC;? is in French with English subtitles.

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Sunday, June 5 Castle Hillâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dick Lupino & Jordan Nunes, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Clarke Cooke Houseâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Bobby Ferreira, jazz piano,12:30-3:30 p.m. Fastnetâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Irish Music Session 6-10 p.m. Hyatt Regencyâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Dick Lupino Trio, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Newport Blues CafĂŠâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;World Premier Band, 9:30 p.m. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brienâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pubâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Karaoke, 9 p.m. One Pelham Eastâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Chopville, 6-9 p.m.; Chris Gauthier, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. The Fifth Element â&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sunday Brunch featuring music,11:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Monday, June 6 Fastnetâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;?Blue Mondayâ&#x20AC;?, 10 p.m. - 1 a.m. One Pelham Eastâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Bruce Jacques

Tuesday, June 7 Billy Goodesâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Songwriters Showcase with Bill Lewis, 9:30-12:30 p.m. Cafe 200â&#x20AC;&#x201C;â&#x20AC;?Tuesday Bluesâ&#x20AC;? Newport Blues CafĂŠâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Felix Brown, 9:30 p.m. One Pelham Eastâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Reggae Band T.B.A. Rhino Barâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Sons of Sedition

Wednesday, June 8 Newport Grand Cocktail Loungeâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Grand Karaoke, 8 p.m. Oâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;Brienâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pubâ&#x20AC;&#x201C; Karaoke, 9 p.m. One Pelham East â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Chris Gauthier

Bobby Ferreira performs every Perro Salado - The Throttles, 9 p.m. Sunday at the Clarke Cooke House Rhino Barâ&#x20AC;&#x201C;Rhyme Culture on Newportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bannisterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wharf.


Mansions, Museums and Historic Sites Belcourt Castle A Gilded Age mansion, evening ghost tours, reservations recommended, 657 Bellevue Ave., 846-0669, The Breakers Open daily, 44 Ochre Point Ave., 847-1000, Chateau-sur-Mer Open daily, 474 Bellevue Ave., 847-1000, The Elms Open daily, 367 Bellevue Ave., 847-1000, International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum Open daily, 194 Bellevue Ave., free for kids under 16 , 849-3990,


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must call the museum to gain access to the Naval Base, 841-2101. Newport Art Museum Permanent collection of contemporary and historic works, open daily, 76 Bellevue Ave., 848-8200, Ochre Court One of Newport’s first “summer cottages” built in 1892, now Salve Regina University’s administration building, ground floor open Monday thru Friday. Prescott Farm Restored 1812 windmill, Rte. 114, West Main Rd., Middletown, 8476230,

Marble House Open daily, 596 Bellevue Ave., 847-1000,

Redwood Library The nation’s oldest lending library, built circa 1747, 50 Bellevue Ave., free, 847-0292,

Museum of Newport History Exhibits on display depict the city’s role in the American Revolution. Open daily, 127 Thames St., 8418770,

Rough Point Doris Duke’s oceanfront estate, open Thurs.-Sat. 680 Bellevue Ave., 847-8344,

National Museum of American Illustration Norman Rockwell Exhibit, open weekends and guided tour Fridays, 3 p.m., 492 Bellevue Ave., 851-8949,

Rosecliff Open daily, 548 Bellevue Ave., 847-1000,

Naval War College Museum Free and open to the public Mon.Fri.. Visitors without a base decal

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For more information about local attractions visit the Newport and Bristol County Visitors Bureau at 23 America’s Cup Ave. or

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Colony House & Wanton Lyman Hazard House Tour Tour the 1739 Colony House, built to house RI government, and the 1697 Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, Newport’s oldest house museum. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11:30 a.m., 841-8770, www.


ame Night: June 9, 5-7:30 An evening with board games galore at Rough Point. From beginner to advanced, players welcome. Try your hand at backgammon, mahjong, scrabble and more! $5 admission, no reservations required.

Thursday June 9

Library Annual Meeting The Friends of the Newport Public Library will be holding their annual meeting at the library, 3:30 p.m. Game Night at Rough Point Try backgammon, mahjong and other games in Rough Point’s Great Hall, cash bar, music, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5-7:30 p.m., $5, 846-4152, Gallery Night Newport Art Museum will feature the exhibitions, “Trent Burleson: Birds and Other Metaphors,” “China Blue: Firefly Projects,” and “Things

with Wings.” 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-8 p.m., free, 848-8200, Fall River Line Lecture Newport Historical Society presents Andrew Lizak on “ The Fall River Line and the 1937 America’s Cup Spectator Fleet Off Newport in Color.” Colony House, Washington Square, 5:30 p.m., 841-8770. Life of the Mind Series Author, humorist and world traveler Daniel Asa Rose discusses his

extraordinary adventures as described in his book, “Larry’s Kidney: Being the Story of How I Found Myself in China with My Black Sheep Cousin and His Mail Order Bride, Skirting the Law to Find Him a New Kidney...and Save His Life,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $5, 847-0292,

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Whitehorne Open House Whitehorne House, which features a rare collection of early Newport and Rhode Island furniture, will hold an open house to celebrate the 200th anniversary of its Federal-period building on Sunday, June 12. The museum will be open for self-guided tours, with knowledgeable guides on-hand to answer questions. Expert craftsmen (from the Society of American Period Furniture Makers) will conduct woodworking and furniture-making demonstrations in the garden and visitors will be invited to try their hand at working with various tools. Refreshments will also be served. Hours are 10:30 am to 4:00 pm. Admission is free for Newport County residents with a valid ID. Non-residents are also welcome; admission is $6.



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Computer Workshop Introduction to computers and using the mouse, class is for beginners, free, 10:30 a.m., registration required, sign up at the Newport Public Library reference desk. New Exhibits Reception Newport Art Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s early summer exhibition reception, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Remembering the Ladies; Women and the Art Association of Newport.â&#x20AC;? 76 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., members free, non-members $10, 848-8200,

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Celebrating the History of Tennis in Words and Pictures By Katherine Imbrie

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Just in time for summer, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tennis and the Newport Casino,â&#x20AC;? from Arcadia Publishing, tells the story of the growth of the game of tennis from its origin as â&#x20AC;&#x153;court tennisâ&#x20AC;? in the 14th century to its international popularity today. The softcover book also focuses on the Newport Casino, which in 1881 hosted the first U.S. National Championships , beginning a relationship between tennis and Newport that continues to the present era, when the elegant Victorian Casino is home to the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum. The slim volume tells the richly visual story in both words and photos â&#x20AC;&#x201C; more than 200 vintage blackand-white images and extensive captions that document the fascinating history of both the game and the building that celebrates it. Known for its series of carefully researched photo-history books about hundreds of communities across the country, Arcadia has published â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tennisâ&#x20AC;? as part of its â&#x20AC;&#x153;Images of Sportsâ&#x20AC;? series. The bookâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s text was written by Doug Stark, director of the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum; Nicole Markham, curator of collections and a board member of the International Sports Heritage Association, Renee Walker-Tuttle, museum educator; and Troy Gowen, museum archivist. Anyone who loves the game of tennis and history of Newport will find something in the book to fas-

Reginald Claypoole Vanderbilt, often considered the black sheep of Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s wealthiest family, was an avid horseman who owned a 280-acre estate, named Sandy Point Farm, in nearby Portsmouth. He is shown here competing at the Newport Horse Show in 1915, exhibiting in the class for large pairs. Reginald, the fourth son and heir of Cornelius Vanderbilt II, was also the father of Gloria Vanderbilt and grandfather of Anderson Cooper. cinate them, from the images of the building of the Casino by the famous architectural firm McKim, Mead & White in 1880, to the induction of famous players of the 1970s to the 2000s into the Tennis Hall of Fame. Also included are images of vintage posters announcing historic tennis tournaments such as the Miller Hall of Fame Championships (1984) and the Volvo Championships (1986).

Among the less-known facts about the Casino: It contains one of fewer than 50 Court Tennis courts in the world, and its grounds include a professional-level croquet lawn. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Tennis and the Newport Casinoâ&#x20AC;? ($21.99) is available from local bookstores or online from or (888) 313-2665.

The layout and design of the inner courtyard, which today features a tennis court, have changed over the years. These two views show the expansive landscaping that defined the space in the 1930s and 1940s. Bands and orchestras would perform from the bandstand (gazebo), spreading their music across the grounds to entertain members and the general public alike. The central gazebo was in place until the early 1950s. By the time the National Lawn Tennis Hall of Fame opened to the public in 1954, this area has been landscaped to accommodate a tennis court.


This mink feeds on small fish in the marsh at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. (Photo by Jack Kelly)

Migration Report Latest Bird Sightings

Miantonomi Park and Norman Bird Sanctuary n  Bay-breasted Warbler n  Tennessee Warbler n  Chestnut-sided Warbler n  Blackpoll Warbler n  Blackburnian Warbler n  Black and white Warbler n  Nashville Warbler n  Yellow-rumped Warbler n  Palm Warblers n  Yellow Warbler n  Prairie Warbler n  Worm-eating Warbler n  Rose-breasted Grosbeak Shoreline and Marshes n  Black-throated Green Warbler n  Canada Warbler n  Least Sandpipers n  Semi-palmated Sandpipers n  Blue-headed Vireo n  Baltimore Oriole n  Semi-palmated Plovers n  Orchard Oriole n  Killdeer n  Northern Parula n  Common Terns n  Ovenbird n  Ruddy Turnstones n  American Red Start n  Greater Yellowlegs n  Swainson’s Thrush n  Dunlins n  Yellow-billed Cukoo n  Great Egret n  Summer Tanager n  Snowy Egret n  Scarlet Tanager n  Great Blue Heron n  Great Crested Flycatcher n  Marsh Wrens n  Bobolinks n  Glossy Ibis n  Magnolia Warbler n  Green heron n  Black-Crowned Night-Heron n  Red-eyed Vireo n  Yellow-Crowned Night-Heron n  White-eyed Vireo n  Green heron

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John L. Gabriel, Sr., of Portsmouth, passed away May 29, 2011 at St. Clare Home in Newport. He was the husband of the late Lois A. (Safford) Gabriel. He was a U.S. Navy veteran and worked 20 years for the Newport Police. Calling hours will be held Thursday, June 2, from 6-8 p.m. in Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday, June 3, at 10 a.m. in St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth. Donations in his memory may be made to the Alzheimers Association, 245 Waterman Street, Suite 306, Providence, RI 02903.

Jane A. Klassner, 66, of Bayview Park, Middletown died May 26, 2011 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late William M. Klassner. Mass of Christian Burial was held Monday May 30 at Jesus Savior Church, Newport. Memorial donations may be made to Jesus Savior Church, 1 Vernon Ave, Newport, RI, 02840 or the Three Angels Fund PO Box 1 Middletown, RI 02842. Albert Lozito, 83, of Newport, passed away May 28, 2011 at Village House Nursing Home, Newport. He was the husband of Kathleen Lozito. His funeral was held on June 1 with a Mass of Christian Burial in St Joseph’s Church. David Newman Lyons, 69, of John Clarke Nursing Center, Middletown, passed away May 30, 2011 in Newport Hospital after a courageous battle. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Friday, June 3 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Mann Ave and Broadway, Newport. Visiting hours will be held on Thursday, June 2, 4-7pm in the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring St., Newport. Memorial donations in Dave’s honor to the John Clarke Nursing Center Activity Fund, 600 Valley Road, Middletown, R.I. 02842.

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n  Hazard Road, Newport

(including Ballard Park and and Gooseneck Cove saltmarshes) n  Sachuest Point National

Wildlife Refuge, Middletown nity area and help keep it clear of litter, broken glass or other types of trash. My neighbor, Joe Buckley, dutifully takes a walk early every morning through the playground and surrounding areas in Morton Park. He picks up trash and other items. Jack Gallagher walks his dog every morning at Brenton Point State Park. He carries a trash bag or bucket with him and picks up litter.


Ida Lewis (Jansen) Case, 99, of Newport, passed away May 26, 2011, at Forest Farm Health Care Center, Middletown. She was the wife of the late Everett Bartlett Case. Her funeral will be held on Thursday, June 2, at 11 a.m. in the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway. Calling hours will be held on Thursday from 10–11 a.m. in the Memorial Funeral Home. Donations in her memory may be made to Beacon Hospice, 529 Main Street, Suite 101, Charlestown, MA 02129.

Helen A. Kenney, 88, of Middletown, passed away on May 22, 2011. She was the wife of the late Cdr. Robert F. Kenney. Her funeral and burial will be private. Donations in her memory may be made to Middletown Historical Society, PO Box 4196, Middletown.

Sachuest Point: n  Common Yellowthroat n  Willow Flycatcher n  Brown Thrasher

Best Birding Spots (Audubon Society of RI)

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RECENT DEATHS Carolinda “Carol” Bliven, 91, of Cottington St., Newport, passed away May 28, 2011 at Miriam Hospital in Providence. Memorial donations may be made to the Newport Fire Department, 21 West Marlborough St., Newport, RI, 02840 or to the Make A Wish Foundation, Gift Processing Center, PO Box 749596, Los Angeles, CA, 90074.

Questions and Answers About Mink Recently I have been asked many questions about the local population of mink, and how they arrived on the island. There are a couple of urban legends involving a mink farm and Hurricane Bob, in 1991. However, the simplest and most natural explanation is that the first minks swam to the island. Minks are semi-aquatic, carnivorous predators. They belong to the same mammal family as weasels, fishers, otters and wolverines. The species of mink that inhabits Aquidneck Island is known as the American mink. This classification differentiates it from its smaller cousin, the European mink, which is indigenous to most of Europe. The American mink is indigenous to the northern regions of the United States and most of Canada. The average American mink male weighs about 2.5 pounds and is approximately 2 feet long. The average female is smaller at 1.3 pounds and a length of about 20 inches. These sizes do not include the tail, which can be 5 to 9 inches long. The color of a mink’s fur can vary from dark brown to black. Minks have many of the land habits of the weasel and the water habits of the otter. Mink habitat is always located near water. They live near rivers, ponds, lakes, marshes, and seashores. This small, swift and agile hunter favors fish, frogs and crayfish. They also feed on mice, voles, birds and eggs. Males are very territorial and will defend their territories aggressively against other males. Like other members of the weasel family, it can fight ferociously when it is cornered. The mink has a strong, acrid, unpleasant odor that is more noticed when the mink is in a rage. This is a defense mechanism against predators. Unlike the skunk, the mink cannot spray its scent at a distance, but the odor is stronger and, to many persons, more nauseating. The chief predators of mink are snowy owls, great-horned owls, lynx, bobcats, fox and man. Mink can be found close to most bodies of water or seashores on Aquidneck Island. To learn more about this unique creature go to For those folks looking to volunteer some time to a worthwhile organization, the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge is seeking volunteers at the refuge visitor’s center. For information call Sara Lang, volunteer coordinator U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service at 8475511, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. or stop by the refuge visitor’s center during these same hours. Many Ways to Help For those who don’t have time to volunteer, but want to help with the environment, there are a few things you can do. If you see an overflowing city-owned trash can, don’t add your trash to the pile. Take it home and dispose of it there. Adopt a park, playground or other commu-

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Islander’s Backs are Against the Wall in State Playoffs Middletown North Kingstown

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Having advanced to the semi-final round of the RI Division I baseball playoffs, after three scintillating victories this past week, the #10 seed Middletown High School team was playing with house money. The Islanders stack, however, took a big hit on Wednesday afternoon when they absorbed an 11-6 loss at the hands (and bats) of the topseeded North Kingstown Skippers at McCarthy Field in West Warwick. The Skippers showed how they earned #1 seed status, powering their way to an early 7-2 lead after four innings on the strength of three home runs. The Islanders regained momentum in the fifth, scoring three times (after a 30-minute rain delay), to narrow the score to 8-5. Mark Powell added a solo homer for Middletown in the top of the sixth, to draw the Islanders within two runs, but that would be as close as they would get. The crushing blow came in the North Kingstown sixth, when the Skippers blasted their fourth home run of the day (a 3-run shot), to close out the scoring. With the victory, North Kingstown takes a 1-0 game lead in the best-of-three semi-final series. The teams meet again for game two in West Warwick tonight at 7PM. If necessary, a decisive game three, for the right to play for their Div. I Championship, is scheduled for 4:30pm on Friday June 3.

The story of the game is written all over the pained expression of Islander senior center fielder, Dylan Gracia’s face, as he and a spectator watch another North Kingstown home run leave the ballpark.

Middletown sophomore, Justin Sellar, #2, heads for first base after lining one of his two singles in the game. This one drove in the Islander’s first run in the fourth inning. Islander Joe Sanfilippo, #21, follows through on a swing in the fourth inning that resulted in a sacrifice fly and an RBI, that scored Middletown’s second run.

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Coach Eric Godin of Middletown bumps fists with Mark Powell, #11, as the sophomore rounds third base following his solo homer in the sixth. Left fielder and senior co-captain Joe Sanfilippo, #21, draws a bead on a sinking North Kingstown line drive. Sanfilippo made the catch.

Jamestown Yacht Club’s Spring Series Results Race number 4 of the Jamestown Yacht Club Spring Series was held on May 31. The following are the results for the race: A Class: 1. Picante, J/109, R. Salk/J. Sahagian; 2. Macx, C28, Bill MacGowan; 3. Epiphany, S2 9.1, Jeff Roy; 4. Suerte, MD-35, H. Little/B. Carroll; 5. Hidalgo, Mod Express 37, Rich Moody; 6. Spirit, J/925, EC Helme; 7. Phantom, J/80, Victor Bell; 8. Manic, Shaw 6.5, Alex Wadson; 9. Floating Point, CTM Frers 40, Pat Clayton; 10. Rhapsody, J/30, Bill Kneller; 11. Lynx, J/29, Dennis Nixon; 13. Shimmer, Melges 20, K. Matthews & S. Haines. B Class: 1. Bearly Muven, J/24, Michael Nahmias; 2. Time Bandit, Metal Mast 30, Robert Fadden; 3.

Wharf Rat, J/22, Matt Dunbar; 4. Luna, Albin Nova, Chris Brown & Samira Hakki; 5. Conundrum, J/22, William & Alice Porter; 6. Eeyore, J/22, Martin Keen; 7. Chaos, J/22, Lowell Thomas; 9. OverwHelmed, Sonar, Sarah Skeels. C Class: 1. Chairman Arafat, P Electra, Rob Bestoso; 2. Duck Soup, C&C 37/40, Bill Clavin; 3. Summer Wind, Scampi II, T. Alyn & KJ Delamer; 4. Urubamba, Sabre 28, Julio DiGiando; 5. Second Wind, Seidelmann 30T, Stephen Parfet; 6. Sonadora, Najad, Baines/Cook/Gooding; 7. Island Time, Catalina 34, Michael Sharp.




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SPORTS Endowment Honors Sailor The American Sail Training Association (ASTA) is pleased to announce the establishment of the Henry H. Anderson, Jr. Endowment. The endowment will ensure the ongoing activities and viability of the American Sail Training Association and help ASTA to achieve its mission to encourage character building through sail training, promote sail training to the North American public, and support education under sail. The endowment campaign will culminate in Harry Andersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 90th Birthday Gam, a gala fundraising event which will take place on June

mates, and old and new hands to participate. What greater accolade to a chap in his twilight years?â&#x20AC;? Anderson has dedicated his life to sailing and has inspired many young people to follow his course. Commodore Andersonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s first competitive sailing event was the 1936 Newport â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Bermuda Race in which he sailed at the age of 15. That early adventure began what has become a highly distinguished and internationally renowned avocation. Commodore Anderson has served as Chairman of the American Sail Training Association, Commodore of the New York Yacht Club and on several Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cup Race Committees, once as Chairman. He worked as one of the first Executive Directors of the North American Yacht Racing Union and later as a member of US Sailingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Appeals Committee. He is co-author of The Centennial History of the United States Sailing Association. The American Sail Training Association (ASTA) is the established and recognized hub for tall ship activity, information, and expertise in North America and has been commended by the U.S. Congress as the official Sail Training OrganizaHenry H. Anderson Jr. tion for the United States. (Photo by Thad Koza) Since 1973, ASTA has supported education under sail and youth 18 at NYYCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Harbour Court. character development aboard tall â&#x20AC;&#x153;In June, I shall reach four score ships. ASTA represents over 200 and ten,â&#x20AC;? said Commodore Ander- member vessel operations in the son. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Having been Chairman of U.S. and worldwide, and their activASTA, now Commodore emeritus, ities directly support youth educaI hope to use the occasion of my tion and leadership development 90th to provide a legacy in support programs that profoundly shape of ASTAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission â&#x20AC;&#x201C; offering educa- young peopleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s lives and help build tion and adventure under sail for tomorrowâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s leaders. For tickets or more information boys and girls â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to establish a robust endowment of $1.5 million. This is a visit ASTAâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s web site, www.sailtrainclarion call asking my friends, ship-

Tennis Round Robin Event at Hall of Fame

Hosch Tennis Challenge Results Forty teams of womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s, menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and mixed doubles competed in the John J. Hosch Tennis Challenge, held over Memorial Day weekend as an event fundraiser to support the John J. Hosch memorial trust. Legends 65 Yrs & Better Gentlemenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Doubles Champions: Ernie Finocchio / Al Jagannath 6-3, 6-3 Finalist: Bill Cartier / Larry Girouard Masters 50 Yrs & Better Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Doubles Champions: Tom Darby / Bob Milligan 6-2, 6-2 Finalist: Paul Ambrosino / Rick Klaffkey Champions: Jo Maguire / Mary Alice Johann6-4, 6-4

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Newport Volleyball Club The Newport Volleyball Club Summer Series is taking it to the sand court on Saturday, June 4, at Eastonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beach where teams will volley, serve, and spike their way into first place. To play in the tournament, players must register themselves for a Volley America Annual Membership at Once signed up, players can log-on to the NVCâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at to sign up for future tournaments and league play. Games on Saturday, June 4, begin at 8 a.m.

Offshore Sailing Team to Hold Fundraiser Gather with friends for cocktails, hors dâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;oeuvres, great conversation and the sounds of the Honky Tonk Knights, as Volvo Ocean Race and Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cup sailing legend Jerry Kirby leads a discussion and shares his wisdom with the sailors of tomorrow at a fundraiser for the Oakcliff All-American Offshore Team team (AAOT), which will depart on July 3 for the 2011 Transatlantic Race. The Oakcliff AAOT (an extension of the non-profit United States Merchant Marine Association Sailing Foundation) provides â&#x20AC;&#x153;high-performance offshore training opportunities for an up-and-coming generation of American ocean racing leaders.â&#x20AC;? With community support, the team will compete aboard the IRC 65 Vanquish in four key 2011 events: the Storm Trysail Clubâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 66th Around Block Island Race; the Annapolis to Newport Race; the

Finalist: Mary Ellen Atkins / Rosario Montero All Ages - Competition Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s & Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Doubles Open Champions: Sean Drewniak / Doug Lowenstein 6-2, 6-2 Finalist: Omer Menard / Jay Sullivan Champions: Mary Reynolds / Lisa Bew 6-2, 6-3 Finalist: Cathy Arcello / Kim-soo Seawell All Ages - Competition Mixed Doubles Open Champions: Rick Garrard / Lisa Bew 6-1, 6-2 Finalist: Peter Raposa / Holly Stowe

On Friday, June 3 the Newport Public Schoolsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Elementary/ Thompson Middle School Physical Education Department will hold itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 22nd annual Round Robin Tennis Tournament/Clinic. Through collaboration with the International Tennis Hall of Fame, this event will be held at the Hall of Fame. Newport Public Schools will be represented by fifth grade students from Thompson Middle School who have earned the opportunity to participate. Physical Education teachers as well as tennis professionals from the Hall of Fame will be helping elementary students with instruction. Students will tour the Tennis Hall of Fame Museum before taking part in the tournament. The Clinic/Round Robin Tournament will begin at 11 a.m. and conclude at 1 p.m.

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