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By Katherine Imbrie Doesn’t the time just fly when you’re having fun? Hard to believe, but the multi-faceted, month-long, many splendored, citywide, December festival known as Christmas in Newport (CIN) is celebrating its 40th year this holiday season. Beginning Dec. 1 and continuing up to New Year’s Eve, there is not a box on the familiar parchment-yellow foldout calendar that is not inked in green with several holiday happenings that all sound like they’d be fun to go to. In fact, the only empty box is ... Dec. 25, and that box is filled with the message of the season: A

Joyous Christmas to All. Founded in 1971 by Ruth Myers, who had a desire to bring back the family-oriented, charity-minded, candle-lit Christmases of yore, CIN originally was a two-week festival. Now it’s a full monthlong, and it’s one of the most popular events on the Newport year-round calendar, drawing crowds from near and far who come to Newport to admire the clear, twinkly lights decorating the historic neighborhoods and waterfront. While CIN is unquestionably good for business in Newport, it also remains true to its original purpose, which was to do good. With

the help of some 1,500 volunteers, the non-profit organization each year raises thousands of dollars for a wide range of charitable causes. In keeping with Myers’ vision, any event that is listed on the CIN calendar must be either free or it must benefit a non-profit organization or charity. This year’s official opening of Christmas in Newport is Wed., Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. in Washington Square, where there will be a proclamation by the Mayor, tree lighting, Newport Artillery cannon salute, and live entertainment. For more information visit the website or call 849-6454.

MiddletownClosertoSurplusNavyLandforGreeneLanePark By Jill Connors The Town of Middletown submitted a request to a federal authority last week, asking for a public-benefit conveyance of 15 acres of former U.S. Navy land along Burma Road to be developed as a park; the land includes 6,000 feet of frontage on Narragansett Bay. “This request enables us to receive the land at no cost,” explained Ronald Wolanski, Middletown Town Planner. The public-benefit conveyance was submitted to the Aquidneck Island Reuse Planning Authority, a federal entity composed of local members from Portsmouth, Middletown, and Newport. The Authority is responsible for overseeing the reuse of the 225 acres of Navy property on Aquidneck Island that became available as a result of Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) 2005. The public park that Middletown is proposing would include a fishing pier and shoreline access along Burma Road, near the intersection of Greene Lane. As noted in the proposal, the park “would provide Middletown with its only direct public access to the East Passage of Narragansett Bay.” A shoreline path, kayak launch, playground, restrooms, and picnic area are also included in the proposed park, which was originally conceived in the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission’s West Side Master Plan. “Only a portion of the total land area would be used to develop the formal park. The remainder would likely be left in its natural state,” Wolanski noted.

A public-benefit conveyance is a government-authorized method of transferring property from military use to state and local use at no cost, provided the land will be used for a public benefit. These uses include historic monuments, education, public health, parks and recreation, and ports. The public-benefit conveyance program requires that a local group must have a federal agency sponsor. Middletown Town Plan-

ner Ronald Wolanski contacted the Department of the Interior’s National Park Service, who toured the property and have agreed to sponsor the town’s public-benefit conveyance request. Wolanski said final approval of the request will come from the Navy, which will get the full reuse plan, from the Aquidneck Island Reuse Planning Authority, next summer.



In Park Holm, a Neighborhood is Reborn By Tom Shevlin NEWPORT – It’s been a long, sometimes frustrating road, but city and federal officials last week let it be known: things are looking up for the Park Holm neighborhood – and be sure to place an emphasis on “neighborhood.” “We have arrived,” James Reed, executive director of the Newport Housing Authority, said during a ceremony on Friday. Standing before a modest crowd of residents, construction workers and city officials, Reed recalled how, when as a child, he would come to Park Holm to play baseball or meet friends after school. Growing up in the area, he said he remembers fondly a sense of community. His story is not unique. Countless Newporters have grown up here, and even more grew up visiting with friends and relatives.  Reed recalled a neighborhood made up of young, blue collar families who chose to settle in, what was then, some of Newport’s newest and most affordable communities. Today, the area has come full circle thanks to a multi-million-dollar renovation project, that, taken with the development of Newport Heights, has transformed the once crime-ridden North End into a new revitalized and thriving community. Some $5 million has been spent so far in Park Holm to realize an estimated $40 million master plan developed by Davis Square Architects of Somerville, Mass., formerly Mostue & Associates. Friday’s ceremony marked the completion of Phase One of the project, much of which was funded by a $2.7 million federal stimulus grant.  Reed said that the authority was in the process of applying for an additional $30 million grant to help complete the project, which unlike the neighboring Newport Heights project, preserved the original housing, stripping them to the studs and retrofitting them to strict green building standards.  Inside, gleaming new tile, energy efficient appliances and countertops made from recycled materials greet new residents. Only the hardwood floors were saved. The energy efficiencies warranted a $15,000 grant from National Grid to promote energy-saving initiatives and education programs for residents.  U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator Richard A. Walega praised the project, saying, “I have never experienced anything like Park Holm.” According to the city’s Housing Authority, the residents who make up today’s Park Holm neighborhood are, like when the area was first developed, often young families and individuals working in a variety of industries from defense and medical, to the hospitality and

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The Local Challenge First Up, Toy and Book Stores By Lynne Tungett This holiday season, take “The Local Challenge” and purchase gifts from an independently-owned, local merchant. To prepare you for the quest, NTW went out shopping and talked with numerous store owners and managers to find out what’s hot, what’s new and what’s unique. Nothing says the meaning of the holidays more than seeing the joy on a child’s face as they open a thoughtfully purchased gift, so our first set of gift ideas are for children under the age of twelve years. In downtown Newport, within walking distance of one another, are several options for the toy-seeking shopper. At Long Wharf Mall, visit long-time retailers Ginny Hinds and Cathy Loughlin who own The General Store. They have devoted a whole section of their shop to the Melissa & Doug brand, the Connecticut-based toy creator. A toy line, familiar to parents and most grandparents, and at the General

Store is competitively priced with any “big box store,” on or off the island. Their character puppets, a classic play item, include a pirate, doctor and cheerleader ($19.99). There are dozens of puzzles to choose from: simple six-piece types, wooden puzzles with knobs or pegs for little hands, or 100 piece puzzles for more advanced kid puzzlers ($9.99 up). Just steps away, with the largest game selection imaginable, is Goodies by the Sea, owned by Alex and Kristen Lanio. From the classic board games like Parcheesi to hot, new “Zingo Bingo” by Thinkfun and Gobblet Gobblers ($19.99), Goodies game section lines the walls of the store from floor to ceiling. Also popular with boys and girls is their extensive-line of wild animal figures by Schleich, as well as fantasy figures, knights and dinosaurs by Papo ($5.99 up). While shopping at Goodies may be hard to pass all the jelly beans, candies and handmade chocolates, which make great stocking stuffers. In the Brick Market Place, at Lynn Arden’s Children’s Specialty Shop, the choices are many. A hot item in the store are child-sized china tea sets that come neatly packaged in

a wicker picnic basket ($28.99). Owner Lynn Kramer, is a big fan of the Usborne TouchyFeely books ($9.99). “That’s Not My Reindeer” and “That’s Not My Snowman” are perfect seasonal titles. If you want to buy something fun, but not necessarily a toy, consider selecting a Kidorable umbrella, rain boots or raincoat ($13.99 up). Made from child-durable vinyl, the patterns include ladybugs, frogs, bumblebees and firemen. Just across the Thames Street is The Music Box, also in the neighborhood, with a surprisingly large toy section. As you walk in, a Webkinz zoo of camels, raccoons and platypi are among the dozens of furry choices ( around $13). Spanning the back of the store, you will find Nerf pumps and launchers ($14.99 up), games, lunch boxes, the classic Barbie ($8.99), and Polly Pockets and Hello Kitty items, too. Groovy Gator, at 406 Thames Street, carries the one-of-a-kindthe “blabla” line of dolls made from all natural fibers and inks, the knit dolls ($48) will appeal to both boys and girls. Another gender-neutral item for toddlers is the wooden, nopedal bike by Skuut ($120). A relative newcomer to the retail scene,

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NEIGHBORHOOD CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 construction field. Unemployment, which has remains above 10 percent for the rest of the state, is at just 4 percent at Housing Authority properties. Crime, which had come to plague the area in recent years, is also down. This past Halloween, Reed noted that the area didn’t report a single incident – something that he wryly said probably couldn’t have been said when he was growing up. Describing the project as a “dream vision,” Housing Authority member Frank Landry acknowledged that there were times when,  “I wasn’t sure we could pull it off.” “I’m just amazed,” he continued, “I’m so humbled and blessed...We’ve saved these useful buildings and have made them energy efficient” Ron Pezzuco, owner of Pezzuco Construction, Inc. of Cranston, is the lead contractor on the project. “This was very gratifying for us,” he said. Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano was also on hand for the announcement.  “It’s amazing,” she said of the transformation of the neighborhood. First elected in 1992 in the city’s First Ward, she recalled her loss the follow election and ensuing tenure

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Regional Administrator Richard A. Walega greets residents and project workers at Park Holm prior to a ceremony recently. More renovations are underway just a few doors down. (Photo by Tom Shevlin) as chair of New Visions, which later merged with the East Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP). It was around that time that the city started floating ideas about reenvisioning Tonomy Hill. New Visions was an early champion of the project, with Napolitano one of its most vocal proponents. “Politics are politics,” she said, be-

coming emotional, “and this place has a very special place in my heart.” “When you look at having CCRI, Head Start, Bank Newport, EBCAP, the Met School... and the new Pell School, [plus] Newport Heights and now Park Holm and the community garden,” she said, “This is a neighborhood.”

NBCCVB Joins Small Business Campaign First there was Black Friday, then Cyber Monday. On Saturday, Nov. 27 comes Small Business Saturday, a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small Business Saturday is a national movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the United States. The Newport & Bristol County CVB has joined the national movement spearheaded by American Express OPEN, the company’s division dedicated to U.S. small businesses, who is partnering with more than a dozen small business advocate groups. The city of Newport and the town of Bristol recognizes the importance of small businesses throughout the destination, the revenue they generate, and the character they instill in local neighborhoods. “As a Newport city councilor and a small business owner in this community, my mission has always

been to promote the importance of small businesses in our destination, for both the visitor and residents alike,” states Stephen Coyne, Board of Director for the Newport & Bristol County CVB, and owner of the small business, Active Sole. “Did you know that for every $100 spent in a locally-owned store, $68 returns directly to the community through taxes, payroll and other expenditures, adds Coyne, “So join us for Small Business Saturday, and throughout the holiday season by shopping in our locally-owned businesses in Newport and Bristol County,” The weekend kicks off, with Small Business Saturday, but to further promote, “ the shop local theme,” this holiday season, the Newport and Bristol CVB has created a new shopping campaign called Hometown Holiday Shopping! Shop throughout the nine townships, Barrington, Bristol, Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown,

Newport, Portsmouth, Tiverton, and Warren, from Saturday, Nov. 27 and throughout the holiday season, and anyone who spend $100 or more in a shop, restaurant, and or at an attraction, from any small, local business in any one of the townships listed above, will receive a special complimentary gift and be eligible to enter to win a $1,000 American Express gift card. Simply show your sales receipt of $100 or more, to either one of the following redemption sites, The Newport Visitor Information Center at 23 America’s Cup Avenue in Newport, open daily, Sunday-Saturday 9-4 p.m. or to Paper Packaging & Panache, at 418 Hope Street in Bristol, Monday –Saturday 10-5 p.m., and receive your gift and a chance to win the Gift card valued at $1,000. The winner will be drawn on Friday, Dec. 17, at 4 p.m. at Active Sole, located on Bowen’s Wharf. You don’t need to be present to win.

MORE BRIEFS News from Island Books   Random House sales rep and book bloggers extraordinaire, Ann Kingman and Michael Kindness are making an appearance at Island Books on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at 6:30 p.m. to talk about their favorite books out this fall – books for you to enjoy and books that would great as gifts for the holiday season. Island Books is located at 575 East Main Rd., Middletown in Wyatt Square.

Middletown Rotary   Mmm, coffee, the lifeblood for sleepy individuals. The Middletown Rotary Club will host a coffee taste testing and sales event at the Custom House Coffee Shop on Aquidneck Ave. on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. to benefit local charities. Buy fresh-roasted coffee at the regular retail price and nearly half of each sale will fund the many worthy causes supported by the Rotary. For more information, contact Deanna Casey at caseydj@cox. net of 829-0098.

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Master Artisans Holiday Show   Come to the Elks Lodge, on the corner of Pelham and Bellevue Ave. on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. to see over 26 master artisans selling blown glass, pottery, mixed media jewelry, photography and so much more. Both admission and parking is free, but please bring a canned food or two that will be donated to the RI Food Bank. For more information call 683-3447.

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LOCAL CONTINUED FROM PG. 2 Groovy Gator’s owner, Leslie Cathers, has created a very cheery children’s destination shop. A fixture on Bellevue Avenue for many years, Michael Hayes for Kids, showcases classics like the Gallop and Go stick-horse pony ($24.99) and baby dolls by Corolle to the new, carry-on luggage by Trunki ($39.99). Airline approved, the tiger or ladybug suitcase has wheels so it can double as a riding toy. For girls, the North American Bear Co. has designed adorable gingerbread and snowman purses ($14). For the boys on your shopping list, Automoblox Minis ($12) is a hot, new item, as is the Magformers magnetic building toy ($34). But, decidedly one of the store’s most unique items this year, according to Anne Streagle, manager, is the Manhattan Toy rocking dog ($145) that is ultra-safe, even for a 12-month old. Middletown offers two excellent spots for those seeking locallyowned, independent shops – Island Books, at Wyatt Square on East Main Rd., owned by Judy Crosby, and the Walrus & Carpenter, owned by George Emerson, located at the Newport Vineyards & Winery complex. Emerson’s classics include dozens of Playmobil play sets and Madeline dolls ($14.99). On the store’s must list is the Calico Critters figures, furniture sets and several different size houses. In the unique category, the store has a “Count Down to Christmas” wooden puzzle ($10) by Gund and a Doodle Wire activity book ($14.99) by Klutz. At Island Books, Crosby is so serious about the “fun” of reading for youngsters, she has a children’s specialist, Jenny Williams. Hot this year, according to Williams, are poetry books, including Joyce Sidman’s “Dark Emperor” and the Fancy Nancy poetry book by Jane O’Connor. Other books at the top of the recommended list are the

PBS inspired Martha Speaks books ($3.99 up), Star Wars books, for beginning readers and up and the classic, “Make Way for Ducklings” by Robert McCloskey. Non-reading items include Gund Zoobilie Zoo finger puppets ($4.95) and story cubes ($8.95) by Gamewright. Among the island’s newest shops is Spring Street Books, owned by Bob Angell at 42 Spring Street and Brainwaves in Bowen’s Wharf. Angell’s corner store is like walking into a mini-library; hard and soft covered books abound. Unlike most standard book stores, Angell offers new and slightly used

books, so if you are budget conscious, check out the wide selection of titles for children and, of course, for adults too. His children’s section include board books, picture and chapter books, including novels for teens. Brainwaves, like the name of the store implies, specializes in toys that stretch creativity into learning seamlessly. Unique items include a “Moon in My Room,” a light device controlled by a remote control that can be changed to reflect the 12 lunar phases of the moon ($34.99), and Perplexus ($24.99) a marble labyrinth for ages 6-106. Other hot gift ideas are Lego watches and the “My Friendship Bracelet Maker” ($24.99) by Crorey Creations. This item is highly recommended because it is good activity for traveling, which many may doing the holiday season.

NEWS BRIEFS Festive Mansions   Spectacular decorations are now decking the halls of The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House, as The Preservation Society of Newport County welcomes visitors for Christmas at the Newport Mansions, from now through January 2, 2011. Holiday music, tours, shopping events, a holiday dinner dance and visits from Santa Claus will bring the season to life at three of America’s grandest historic houses.   Decorations at the mansions include decorated Christmas trees of various sizes, dozens of wreaths, hundreds of yards of garland and thousands of flowers, including poinsettia plants, lilies, roses, carnations and other flowers, and potted palms. Period-style ornaments are used to decorate many of the trees, and white candles illuminate the windows. The three houses are open daily. Visit for hours, prices, and special events.

Newport Hotel Earns Top Honor   We wouldn’t expect anything else! Castle Hill Inn, located at 590 Ocean Dr., has been named the #20 U.S. Small Hotel in Conde Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards. “We are honored to be included among the very best in luxury hotels,” said Daniel Braun, General Manager.     “Conde Nast is one of the finest travel publications, featuring only the best properties in the world. To be considered among the top by their readers is truly an honor.” More than 25,900 readers participated in this year’s survey.

An Acoustic Christmas   Do you hear that? It’s Christmas music! Instead of listening to carols on the radio, venture out to the Channing Memorial Church at 135 Pelham St., Newport, on Wednesday, Dec. 8 for a Christmas concert benefiting Lucy’s Hearth & The McKinney Shelter. The concert goes from 7 – 9:30 p.m. for an evening of music provided by more than 13 performers. A $10 donation for adults gets you in the door. For advanced tickets, call 849-4250. Tickets will also be available at the door.

Winery Open House   The 12th Annual Warm Up for the Holidays at Greenvale Vineyards is taking place on Saturday, Dec. 11 from 1 – 4 p.m. The open house is held to welcome visitors of Newport and locals alike celebrate the holiday season. Live music from Dick Lupino & Friends, tours, tastings of wines, and local food samples from various vendors will round out the day. Greenvale is located at 582 Wapping Road in Portsmouth. For further information, call 847-3777 or visit

Time to Skate   It’s back! The Sovereign Bank Family Skating Center is being put assembled at this moment on the waterfront at the Newport Yachting Center. The grand opening night is Friday, Dec. 10 at 5:45 p.m. Kick-off the skating season while visiting with Santa, listening to carolers, enjoying complimentary goodies and reveling in seasonal cheer! Skaters and well-wishers of all ages are welcome to attend. See you on the ice!

Tennis, Anyone?   Wondering what to do with those holiday house guests over Thanksgiving weekend? The International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum on Bellevue Ave. is pleased to invite everyone in to kick off the holiday festivities with Family Fun Friday on Friday, Nov. 26, from 10 a.m. 4 p.m. Family Fun Friday is a great way to keep the kids entertained and to spend some family time together, while enjoying a uniquely Rhode Island attraction!     If you can’t make it to Family Fun Friday, come back out to see The Hall of Fame get into the spirit of Christmas on Sunday, Dec. 5 at 5:30 p.m. with “Deck the Hall,” the annual outdoor lighting ceremony to showcase holiday décor on the beautiful and historic building. Caroling will be led by the Cluny School Choir and refreshments will be served. This is a free event.

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Dear Federico, I have this tea pot that has been in my family for a long time. It is porcelain and is in three sections. It holds enough tea for only a cup or two. How old is it and what is it worth? ­— A Tea Lover

  The Norman Bird Sanctuary is excited to announce the return of Holly Days, a beloved family event that has not been celebrated for nearly a decade. Join NBS on Saturday, Dec. 18 from 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. for a day full of holiday fun. Entrance fee includes story time, live animal presentations, interpretive hikes, roasting marshmallows by the fire, a gingerbread competition, a visit from Santa and much more! To register or for more information, call 846-2577.

Dear Tea Lover: Your tea pot is actually called a Veilleuse. Popular in the mid to late 19th century, this utilitarian form was used for invalids but eventually became a form for extraordinary designs and decors by major porcelain manufacturers in Europe, England and the U.S. A major collection can be seen in New England at the Wadsworth Athenaeum in Hartford. Your Veilleuse is probably French, circa 1870’s and if perfect has a value between $500 and $600. — Federico Santi, Partner, The Drawing Room Antiques Do you have a treasured item and want to know “what it’s worth?” Send an image, as hi-res as possible, directly to Federico at: or 152 Spring St., Newport

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During the period, from Monday, Nov. 15 to Sunday, Nov. 22 the Newport Police Dept. responded to 304 calls. Of that, 101 were motor vehicle related; there were 87 motor vehicle violations issued and 24 accidents. The police also responded to eight separate incidents of vandalism, five animal complaints and three noise complaints. In addition, 21 arrests were made for the following violations: n  Four arrests were made for domestic or simple assault. n  Three arrests were made for larceny. n  One arrests was made for driving reckless. n  Two arrests were made for outstanding bench warrants. n  One arrest was made for DUI. n  Two arrests was made for breaking and entering. n  The additional eight arrests were made for various reasons.

  Samuel James, an innovative acoustic bluesman and songwriter will be entertaining the crowds at Common Fence Music, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth on Dec. 4 at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available at the CFM Ticket Desk from 3 – 5 p.m. on concert days.   Common Fence Music is extending a welcome to seniors and students for this performance. Complimentary tickets are available from the New England Foundation for the Arts. Register by contacting or call 683-5805.

  Lace up those sneakers and run off that extra slice of pumpkin pie! The 25th Annual NewportFed Pie Run is taking place on Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, Nov. 25 starting at the Newport County YMCA, 792 Valley Rd., Middletown. Proceeds from the race will support the Boys & Girls Club of Newport County and Youth Programs at the YMCA.   Register to run between 7:15 – 8:15 a.m. on Thursday morning at the YMCA. Please bring a nonperishable food item to the race so that they can be donated to a local food bank. For more information about the five mile road race, call 846-2390 or 487-3107.

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  The annual Festival Lights at Ochre Court on the campus of Salve Regina University will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 7 p.m. The event includes songs, dances, and prayers for peace. All are invited to participate in the interfaith gathering that celebrates our hopes for a peace-filled world.

Moustache Bash   Help support the “Newport Muzzy” team as the group of local guys grow their moustaches to raise awareness of men’s cancers. The final Newport Storm Moustache Bash will be held at the Gas Lamp on Friday, Dec. 3 at 7 p.m. The costume theme is “Country Western,” so put on your best fitting jeans and ten gallon cowboy hat. A cover charge and the proceeds from the sale of Newport Storm beer will go directly to men’s cancer research via team “Newport Muzzy” at www.   Newport Storm held the “MidMovember” party at the brewery on Nov. 18 and the group was able to raise $1050 in two hours. So far the Newport team has raised $3500 to put towards fighting men’s cancerts.

Salsa Night   Dance away those extra Thanksgiving calories by attending Salsa Night at the Jamestown Arts Center on Thursday, Dec. 2 from 7 – 10 p.m. Arrive at 7 p.m. and eat some yummy chili and wash it down with beverages before dance lessons begin at 8 p.m. The class is $20 and reservations are required, so RSVP at

Holiday Helping Hands   The Easy Bay Community Action Program (EBCAP) is seeking donors in Newport County to help families during the holiday season. There are a number of ways to help. Monetary donations (checks made payable to EBCAP with Holiday Helping Hands in the memo line) will be used to purchase gift cards to area supermarkets and department stores.   Gift cards can also be purchased directly and will be given by EBCAP to a designated family. EBCAP’s staff will provide a small “wish list,” including ages and sizes, for those who prefer to shop for presents themselves. To become a donor to Holiday Helping Hands, contact Stacey Murak at 847-7821 ext. 212.

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  Two upcoming events at St. John the Evangelist, located on “The Point” will be sure to be a musical treat. The Annual Festival of Advents Lessons & Carols is on Wednesday, Dec. 1 at 6 p.m. The repertoire will include ancient chant, traditional Advent carols and hymns, as well as wonderful new settings of older texts, and will make full use of St. John ’s beautifully restored Hook & Hastings organ.   The second event features Swanhurst Chorus offering “Mary, Queen of Heaven – A Mozartian Tribute” on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance. For tickets or more information call 682-1630 or visit

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  Want to help out a family this holiday? Toys for Tots will be collecting unwrapped, unopened toys for all ages of girls and boys at Segway of Newport during their business hours this holiday season. The store is open 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Monday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and 10 a.m. - 3p.m. on Sundays.

  No hardhats or hammers required! The Friends of the Jamestown Library will host a Gingerbread House Making Workshop for children of all ages on Tuesday, Dec. 7 from 3:30 – 4:30 p.m. in the Library Meeting Hall. It’s sure to be an afternoon of creativity and deliciousness! Children of all ages (and their caregivers) are invited to create their own holiday Gingerbread Houses using all of the treats of the season. Think candy, frosting, and more candy! Space is limited to 25 participants, so pre-register by calling 423-7280.


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  The city’s Office of Planning, Zoning and Development will be hosting a public forum on Monday, Nov. 29 to consider just that. The meeting is the first opportunity for Newporters to weigh in on the fate of the shuttered elementary school.   Located at 32 Carey St., in the heart of the Fifth Ward, the school was closed and the property transferred to the city for redevelopment in 2009.   Since then, city officials have been eyeing the building for either sale or lease. Information collected at the public meeting will be used to set priorities for the future use of the building. It’s scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at City Hall, 43 Broadway.

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Give Thanks Through Giving There’s a voice in the back of my head, telling me to do more. It’s the voice of a friend - a retired teacher who on more than one occasion has offered up a word of wisdom taken to heart. She volunteers at a local church, helping to feed those in need. Her voice is always there, but this time of year, it seems louder than normal. Across the street from our offices on Broadway is St. Joseph’s Church. To the rear, the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. Next door to that, the Community Baptist Church. Down the way, is the East Bay Community Action Program. Together, along with the Salvation Army on Memorial Boulevard and Emanuel Church on Spring Street, they make up the core of the city’s social service network – each offering varying degrees of meal and food pantry service for struggling Newport and Newport County residents. One way or another, I pass by these buildings every day, while inside volunteers and staff members do what we all should do more often: give of themselves for the benefits of others. Earlier this week, another friend made mention of her and her husband’s pledge to volunteer four times this holiday season at one of the city’s food pantries and meal sites. She said she wanted to do more; a familiar sentiment. And so the voice of that school teacher became louder still. With more and more of our friends and neighbors struggling through this Great Recession, perhaps it’s time that we not only listen to our better selves, but take action as well. Below, are just some of area’s meal and food pantry sites. Give them a call; see if you can lend a hand. Meal Sites Martin Luther King Meal Site 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., 8464828, Breakfast M-F 8:30 am - 9:30 am St. Josephs Soup Kitchen 5 Mann Ave., 847-0065 (rectory), Mon. 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. Salvation Army of Newport, 51 Memorial Blvd., 846-3234, Fri. 4-4:45 p.m. and Sun. 5-5:45 p.m. Food Pantries Salvation Army of Newport, 51 Memorial Blvd., 846-3234, Wed., Fri., 9 a.m.-12 p.m. Martin Luther King Center 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd., 846-4828 Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. East Bay CAP, 19 Broadway 847-7821 x-212 Mon., Tues., & Wed. 9 a.m. -1 p.m. Community Baptist Church, 40 Dr Marcus Wheatland Blvd., 847-1707 2nd and 4th Saturday, 2-4 p.m. St. Joseph’s Church Food Pantry 5 Mann Ave., 401-847 0065 (rectory) Tues.-Fri. 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. Newport Residents Council 1 York St., 848-3218, Mon.-Fri. 9 a.m.

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Middletown Comprehensive Community Plan Update Committee, Dec. 2, 2010 at 5 p.m. Middletown Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force, Dec. 2, 2010 at 6 p.m. Middletown Open Space and Fields Committee, Dec. 4, 2010 at 10 a.m. Please note that some meetings scheduled after press time may not appear above. For the latest upcoming meeting 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 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.


Not What I Meant by ‘Throw the Bums Out’ Reaching New Heights To the Editor, But what does the poll really say In response to statement made by Councilwoman Leonard claiming to have had a donor willing to purchase 50 Washington Square and relocate its residents in an article appearing in the Nov. 18 edition of Newport This Week (“Transient’s Vandalism Spree Frustrates Store Owners”), I feel some important pieces should be addressed. While I agree that homelessness is a ‘problem’ in a general and sweeping way, I believe it is one that must be solved not merely relocated. Large cities with true homeless ‘problems’ have attempted the out-of-sight-out-of-mind tactic, but it does not in fact improve the lives of those who are truly suffering. A corresponding poll on suggests that an overwhelming majority of readers support the relocation option. While I would be open to such a proposal, I would want to know more about particulars like the relocation site, how the current network of successful infrastructure would be realigned to continue to meet the needs of said population.

– or not say? It says that approximately one half of one percent of the population of Newport support the relocation option. But they may, or may not, live in Newport. The way the respondents were ‘chosen’ is noteworthy as they were people who read this paper online, read this particular story and then decided to cast a vote. All this means is that this poll may not be a true representation of Newport’s attitude. But then it again it might – only a proper analysis and poll would produce significant results. My intent here is to push the citizens of Newport to really evaluate how they feel about homelessness in general and here in Newport. Whether conflicted or not, I urge you to move beyond just reflection and into action – especially this holiday season. I have committed to volunteer at least four times between now and Christmas in local soup kitchens. Tis the season of gratitude and service and perhaps even a better understanding of all the people who make up Newport.                                                     Lucy Williams Almy Court    

To the Editor, I would like to take this opportunity to introduce En-Able Aviator, Inc., an aviation nonprofit organization located in Middletown. I would also like to thank the businesses of Newport and Middletown for their charitable donations to the En-Able Aviator, Inc. raffle. We were able to raise muchneeded funds, $1,900. This amount, will allow us to continue our scholarships, providing disabled individuals the opportunity to achieve a huge accomplishment, as well as the experience of becoming a licensed sport pilot. The support of our unique foundation can help transform a person’s life by providing them with a challenge that demands their greatest effort and offers them the reward of proving to themselves and others that they can meet that challenge. Gary Moss, CEO En-Able Aviator, Inc. Middletown

Annual Members Cocktail Party – Thank you to ALL! To the Editor, Our Annual Cocktail Party was an amazing success! The event was a sellout, and the generosity of the committee, volunteers, staff and community was overwhelming. We were able to show off the entire building this year by utilizing the second floor. Many new friends were introduced to the King Center that night and the entire event was flawless from beginning to end. Heartfelt thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make this event special. If you see the people or visit the people listed here, please thank them for their generosity for the benefit of the good works of the Edward King House Senior Center. Event committee members included: Ann Gardella President of Board of Directors, Dottie Hopkins, Herb & Lorraine McLeish, Connie

Peckham, Hilliard “Huggy” Huggins, Judy Kelley, and Nona Caputi. Kitchen volunteers, servers and bartenders were: Jason and Leppy McCarthy, Katie Duggan, Jerrica Perez, Molly Ahearn, Kathryn “KC” Johnson, James Weselcouch, Sarah Chatoff, Bob Leary, Gracious Audette, Abby Adams, Paul LaMond, Harry Livingston, Pauline Dumas and Robby Leary. Thank you also to our staff: Rosemary Bucci, Jim Dias and Max Abeyllez. Sound : Summing Point Studio & StageRight Music: Jean Graham Raffle donations: Board of Directors, Nona Caputi, Irene Menas, Custom House Coffee, Fieldstone’s, Atlantic Grille, Chelsea’s, Seaside Garden Club and the Preservation Society of Newport, Pleasant Surprise, Wanumetonomy Golf & Country Club Restaurants: Atlantic Beach Club,

KJ’s Pub, Coddington Pub, Fatulli’s Bakery, Anthony’s Seafood, Sardella’s Italian Restaurant, Salvation Café’, Brick Alley Pub, The Moorings Seafood Kitchen, Bouchards, Pier 49, Green Valley Country Club, MainStay, Astericks, Nicholas Pizza, Chandler, Sig’s, Marriot, Hyatt, One Eighty, Fluke, Billy Goode’s, Batik Gardens, Pour Judgement, The Pier, Portafino, Rhea’s, Mama Leone’s, D’Angelo’s, Atria Aquidneck Place, LaForge, Gary’s Handy Lunch, Portabella, Buskers, Newport Vineyards, O’Briens Pub and Greg Fater, Narragansett Brewery, Coastal Extreme Brewery, People’s Cafe Behind the scenes – special thanks to those who helped cleaning, dusting and shining the center before and after the event. Michelle Duga Executive Director, Edward King House Senior Center

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Write-Ins Outnumber Margin in 2nd Ward By Tom Shevlin

Newport Event By Aaron Phaneuf By 2008, Jeremy Cowart sat atop his profession. The graphic artistturned photographer was jet- setting around the world. Photographing many of the world’s most beautiful people has benefits: fame, fortune and widespread recognition, just to name a few. But Jeremy believes that beauty is found in every human face. He realized that his talent might encourage many vulnerable people. For a few brief minutes and a couple of clicks, he would be able to spread joy and love to someone who rarely felt or received either. After discussions with friends and family, Jeremy founded Help-Portrait. The idea is simple: find someone in need, take their portrait, print their portrait, and then give the picture away. No money, or favors exchanged, just a chance to help people see the beauty in who they are. Newport is a town of stark contrasts. Within our city limits we might encounter extreme wealth and utter poverty in the span of a few blocks. In our midst, there are people of incredible talent, skill and expertise, along with those of extreme vulnerability and need. It occurs to many of us that Newport is an ideal location to host a local Help-Portrait event. The de-

tails are being sketched out now, so check back soon for information regarding date and location. Our hope is to connect as many photographers, make-up artists, and hair stylists with those who would not otherwise have access to professional portraiture. This might include: single moms, needy families, the elderly, the sick, the lonely, and veterans. Along with sharing pictures, we hope to distribute food, blankets, winter coats and toys. We will need an army of volunteers in order to create the sort of event that everyone will be proud of. Even if you aren’t a professional photographer, there are plenty of ways to get involved. You can learn more about Help-Portrait by visiting their website, We have created a local community page on their site as well; use the H-P Community link and type in Newport. You can also email me at:, or call me at 401.855.4958. Most of us have taken pictures. Help-Portrait is an opportunity to give pictures. In early December we will have the chance to open ourselves up to a very special blessing. We’ll have the chance to show someone they are beautiful. Who knows, they may never have heard those words or felt that way before.


First Expo Event a Success To the Editor; I want to clarify a story that was written and appeared on Nov 18 regarding the Holiday Health and Wellness Expo at the Newport Hyatt. I was listed as the creator of the expo with prominent billing and a photo, presenting me as the lead person. This misrepresented my role as part of a team with David Rosenberg’s Marketing and Events and Susan Lataille’s DiscoverYou Holistic and Wellness Expo. We were all equal producers in this event and this was a total team approach. David’s years and stellar reputation in the business and contacts, his staff and team Jessica Castiglia and Liz Zalewski with their creative ideas and hard work, Nancy Rosenberg’s graphic and design

abilities and Susan Lataille’s efforts to bring in many of the exhibitors, made this event a success. Also, the age group of the attendees was open, and we invited attendees of all ages. I am proud that in our first year event we had a quality expo in all areas including the venue at the Newport Hyatt, Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano attending and reading a proclamation from the city of Newport, the exhibitors, keynote speaker and cooking demonstrations. The team is what made this happen and I want to thank David, Jessica, Liz, Nancy at Marketing and Events and Susan Lataille at DiscoverYou. I also want to thank Newport This Week for their coverage and for the opportunity to write this letter to the editor. Patricia Raskin

In the end, just nine votes separated the two candidates vying for the city’s Second Ward council seat during the most recent election. But there were 10 votes, however, that were cast for neither candidate. Per state law, the city’s canvassing authority recently completed its review of write-in votes cast for School Committee and City Council. As was the case in the write-in votes for state and federal races (which we reported on in an earlier issue of NTW), the names of those receiving votes ranged from the fictional to the familiar. And though a certain number of write-in votes are a normal expectation in any election, the numbers out of the Second Ward are notable when considered alongside the narrow victory enjoyed by incumbent Justin S. McLaughlin over his challenger, Michael T. Farley. According to the Board of Elections, the final tally showed McLaughlin receiving 1,214 votes to Farley’s 1,205. Elsewhere, there were 63 writein votes received in the city’s School Committee race. Among those named: retiring committeeman Hugo DeAscentis, Newport firefighter David Hanos, Beach Commission chair and At-Large Council hopeful Herb Armstrong, former Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation Executive Director Charlotte Johnson, Alliance for Neighborhood Schools cofounder Melissa Pattavina, and former mayor David Roderick. Others also receiving votes: Red Sox owner John Henry, former Walker: Texas Ranger star Chuck Norris, former Saturday Night Live cast member-turned U.S. Sen. Al Franken, and President Barack Obama. In the city’s At-Large council race, 51 write-in votes were recorded. Among the notables: Prominent local attorney Turner Scott, former mayor John Trifero, Newport Community Police Officer Jimmy Winters, Second Ward candidate Michael T. Farley and Third Ward candidate Rudd C. Hall, who received two votes. A total of 10 write-in votes were recorded in the city’s First Ward race, including a single vote for At-Large council candidate Herb Armstrong; while 12 write-ins were tallied in the Third Ward race, with one for First Ward Councilor Charles Y. Duncan, and another for former Third Ward Councilor Colleen McGrath. Among those earning write-in votes this year higher up the ballot: n  For Congressional District 1: David Segal and Nicholas Pell n For governor: Brian G. Sullivan, aka Dr. Love n For lieutenant governor: : Former Cranston Mayor Steve Laffey, Red Sox senior advisor Jeremy Kapstein, Lincoln Chafee, and Kara Russo n  For general treasurer: Elmer Fudd, Darth Vader, Alice Cooper, and Curt Schilling n For secretary of state: Guillaume de Ramel, Leonidas Raptakis, and Bruce Long n For senate district 13: Barak Obama n For senate district 12: Mickey Mouse

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By Jack Kelly Thanksgiving is a time for family and family traditions. For many years my family’s traditions involved high school football games, the YMCA Pie Run, and the family touch football game. This game was played in the early afternoon, in Morton Park. All of our cousins and uncles would join us for this event. After the game, we would all march into the warmth of my family’s home and share a wonderful meal together. However, age, employment choices, and life, change things over time. This year, we will watch football on the television, dine on a lovingly prepared meal, and laugh as we reminisce about past Thanksgivings. We started a new tradition, a few years ago. During the Thanksgiving weekend, my siblings and I will arrange a family walk. In years past we have traversed the Cliff Walk, Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, and the neighborhood of our more youthful years. The time we spend together, walking in nature, allows us to catch up with each other. It gives our nieces a chance to tell us about their plans for the future and to reconnect with their aunts and uncles. It is a time we all treasure. I have been blessed with an amazing family. I am looking forward to this year’s walk, and the time we will spnd with nature.

Red-tailed Hawk This hawk can be seen flying at grass top level to drop on its’ prey. The species hunts rodents and was spotted hunting in the western part of Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge. (All photos taken by Jack Kelly

Migration Report Sachuest Point: Bruce Larson USFWS volunteer reported Snow Bunting and Purple Sandpipers had arrived at the refuge. He also reported Harlequin Ducks, a Red-necked Grebe, and a Redthroated Loon. Mark Anderson reported that the Sunday morning group spotted two Merlin Falcons, five Redtailed Hawks, a Ruby-Crowned Kinglet, and a Western Kingbird in the vicinity of Chaves Gardens and Newport Vineyards. Rey Larson reported that numerous duck species have arrived in the Easton Pond area, along with those already here;

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This hawk species was once known as a “chicken hawk”. This one was spotted on the wire next to Gardiner Pond and Hanging Rock Road. Cooper’s Hawks prey on small birds.

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Newport Officers’ Spouses’ Club Seeks New Members By Pat Blakeley The Newport Officers’ Spouses’ Club (NOSC) is looking for a few more good women (and men) to add to its ranks. With a current membership of over 300, the group has expanded club eligibility to include spouses of enlisted personnel. NOSC President, Jenn Shuler said, “We are open to spouses of all military ranks, whether active duty, retired or reserve, from any branch of service. We just haven’t changed the name yet.� NOSC is a non-profit organization that promotes friendship, cooperation, and support among its members through a wide range of cultural, philanthropic and social activities. The association also welcomes spouses of foreign student officers, spouses of deceased service members, and spouses of GS-7 and above civilians affiliated with

the Newport Naval Station. NOSC introduces area businesses to new members of the Naval Station community. Throughout the year, they host Welcome Coffees, specifically designed to showcase services available on the island. Vendors welcome hundreds of new families and promote businesses ranging from medical/dental care to school/childcare options to spa/salon services. Additionally, NOSC publishes The Pink Book, an unofficial guide to life in the Newport area filled with member recommendations on restaurants, day trips and every type of service a family might need. Every year, NOSC sponsors multiple merit scholarships for graduating high school students residing in the greater Newport area. All dependents of active duty, retired, or deceased military personnel with a Naval Station affiliation

are eligible. The club also supports local charities, raising monies through the operation of The Ship’s Bell, a NOSC-run gift shop at the Naval War College, sales of The Pink Book, and various other fundraising activities. With the increase in personnel training at the Naval Station and recent relocation of several new commands to Newport, there is a great influx of new military families to the island. Shuler said, “Newport is a wonderful place, with so much to offer our military families. We have members ready to answer questions, help new moms and meet new people. We want to support everybody.� For more information on NOSC event schedules, fellowship opportunities or membership, please visit

Senior Savvy: Lunch Program By Florence Archambault It is a well-known fact that, quite often, seniors do not eat nutritional meals. Those of us who have lost spouses and companions and those who have retired and no longer eat lunch in the workplace have a tendency to tea-and-toast it, as it were. We just can’t be bothered to cook meals for only one or, we just like to eat alone. Some may not have the financial ability to provide well balanced meals for themselves. As a result, the Rhode Island Department of Elderly Affairs, through their Ocean State Senior Dining Program, provides nutritionally balanced, hot lunches five days a week, Monday through Friday, at more than 75 meal sites for persons over the age of 60 or who are disabled. The meals are usually served at noontime at the sites. They include a full meal or, if you like, you have an alternate choice of a sandwich. The meals are cooked in Cranston and are delivered to each meal site in coolers and insulated bags. It is necessary to make reservations for lunch at least 24 hours in advance. The suggested cost is $3, but if you are unable to pay you are still entitled to have a meal. If you have no transportation it can

be provided through RIDE or some other source. All you need to do is call the site you are interested in. A typical menu would include split pea soup, baked ham w/pineapple glaze, sweet potatoes, cauliflower with diced pimentos, Mandarin oranges, and rye bread or you could have an Italian grinder for your sandwich choice. All meals include 1% milk, coffee or tea. If you elect to eat the meal and not the sandwich this could serve as your main meal of the day. There is a policy in effect that absolutely no food is to be taken home from the daily meal, so don’t ask for a doggy bag. This policy is for the protection of the seniors since the leftover food could be unhealthy when not packaged or refrigerated properly. Sometimes, there is additional fruit, milk, vegetables or snacks that are donated to bring home but nothing from the daily meal can be removed from the kitchen and must be discarded. While the meal site manager is on the payroll of the center, the setup crews, servers, and clean up crews all consist of volunteers from the center’s membership. Most of them serve one day a week. While helping seniors partake

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of nutritional food at an affordable cost is the primary object of the program, there are other benefits: The companionship of peers, social interaction with friends, and the opportunity to make new ones in a kind, relaxing, and supportive atmosphere.

The numbers to call are: n Edward King House, 35 King

Street, Newport, 846-7426 n Middletown Senior Center, 650 Green End Avenue, Middletown, 849-8823 n Portsmouth Senior Center, 110 Bristol Ferry Road, Portsmouth, 683-4106 n Tiverton Senior Center, 207 Canonicus Steet, Tiverton, 625-6790 n Donovan Manor, 19 Chapel Street in Newport. 847-0632. n The Park Holm Senior Center, EisenhowerRroad & Hillside Avenue, Newport provides a lunch at noon but their program is self administered. 846-3887

Naval Community Notes Eight Bells Lecture The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells Lecture Series will continue Thursday, Dec. 2 from noon to 1 p.m. at the museum. NWC professor Douglas V. Smith will discuss his latest book, “One Hundred Years of US Navy Air Power,� profiling naval aviation pioneers and the evolution of carrier aviation doctrine and tactics. The lecture is free and open to the public but reservations are required. Visitors without a DoD decal/ID card should request access at time of reservation. To reserve, call 841-2101 at least one working day prior to event. Oceanography Lecture The Naval War College Foundation will present world-renowned oceanographer Dr. Robert Ballard as part of its Evening Lecture Series on Tuesday, Dec. 7 at 6:30 p.m. Dr. Ballard, whose many discoveries include RMS Titanic, Bismarck and USS Yorktown, will speak on Deep Sea Exploration: Past, Present and Future. The lecture, in Spruance Auditorium, is free and open to the public, but reservations are required and space is limited. To reserve and request base access, call 848-8300.

This column is scheduled to run monthly in the third week of the month. If you have any news that is pertinent to seniors or senior activities, please forward it directly to or call 846-9024 by the 15th of the month.

Influenza Vaccine Available Naval Health Clinic New England (NHCNE) has influenza vaccine available for active duty and reserve personnel, retirees, DoD civilians and dependents on a walk-in basis. The H1N1 vaccine has been combined with the seasonal vaccine so that only one inoculation is required this year. Fluzone-HD, recommended for those over 65, is also available. Walk-in hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Mon.-Fri. at the NHCNE Immunization Clinic. For more information call 841-7452. Weather Alerts Before winter storms threaten, all hands are urged to familiarize themselves with methods used to communicate operational changes on the naval station. Notifications of base status will be provided on most major local television and radio stations. Up-to-date base conditions will also be posted on Facebook. Become a fan of the Naval Station Newport Facebook page at Naval-Station-Newport-RhodeIsland/141428087454 to receive announcements as they are posted. Personnel may also call the Base Conditions Line at 8412211 for recorded updates.

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Jessica Hagen and Colleen McGrath teamed up to host one of the season’s first holiday open houses at their Bellevue Avenue offices in the Audrain Building last Saturday, Nov. 20. Friends of Ballard Park were celebrating the successful year of events held at Ballard Park and the opening of their new office space . Harry Eudenbach, author of “Estate Gardeners of Newport: A Horticultural Legacy,” was on hand to autograph copies of his book. Frank Amaral, photographer and Ballard board member, also displayed images suitable for holiday gift giving. Sculpture and other artworks from the Jessica Hagen Gallery was displayed in the hall connecting the two events. Within Hagen’s gallery itself, guests enjoyed light fare and dozens of beautifully curated pieces of art and jewelry. Meanwhile, People’s Cafe on Thames Street was a hub of activity on Friday, Nov. 19 with the return of the Art-O-Mat, a converted cigarette machine which dispenses original art to patrons at the extremely attractive price of just $5. Featuring 333 cigarette-cartonsized works by local and national artists, the evening raised money for Project One and its bid to make the Art-O-Mat a fixture in Newport after a year-long hiatus. Organizer Ben Elcome was on hand, as were several local high school students who helped produce the evening. According to Elcome, he envisions the Art-O-Mat becoming a traveling display, raising money for local non-profits around the city. (Photos by Michelle Palazzo)

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CALENDAR Wednesday Nov. 24

Open Mic Night 7 p.m., Empire Tea & Coffee, 22 Broadway. A sign-up sheet is available for anyone interested in sharing their original acoustic or spoken word talents. Chess Group A group meets at Empire Tea & Coffee at 22 Broadway from 7:30 – 10 p.m. to challenge each other to the game of kings. Free and open to the public.

Thursday Nov. 25

Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner at Seamen’s Church Institute Noon – 2 p.m. 18 Market Square, No charge to anyone in the community and everyone is invited to come by for turkey with all the fixings and warm fellowship. Cabaret & Humor Newport Grand Slots presents an evening of great musical composers. 8 p.m., $15 per ticket to help support Child and Family of Newport. 150 Admiral Kalbfus Rd., 608-6777.

Friday Nov. 26

Black Friday Can Be Fun Rose Island silent auction at the Armory building, 365 Thames St. Over 30 items available with proceeds benefiting the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation. 10 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. or 847-4242. Holiday Trunk Show Come in and experience luscious cashmere knits, evening bags, and holiday wear. Karol Richardson, 24 Washington Square. 849-6612, 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Family Fun Friday International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum is hosting a day of holiday fun from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at their location on Bellevue Ave. $11 for adults, free for kids 16 and under. 194 Bellevue Ave., Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff Island Moving Co. combines a classic holiday tradition with the grandeur of Newport’s Rosecliff mansion to create a memorable holiday experience. 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. or 847-4470

Newport Harbor Boat Parade Illuminated boats will circle the harbor and compete for best holiday decoration prizes. Watch from Bowen’s or Bannister’s Wharf and waterfront points in the harbor. 6:15 p.m. 845-5815

Murder at the Museum Family friendly interactive Murder Mystery show. 7 p.m., $30 for adults, $15 for 17 and under. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 848-8200,

Holiday Lantern Tour Celebrate the winter holidays on a lantern-lit stroll through Newport’s streets. 5 p.m., $12 per person, $5 for children. Reservations suggested, 841-8770, Museum & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames St.

The Bit Players 8 p.m., Please see Friday, Nov. 26 for more details.

SkyPunch Improv One of RI’s top comedy improv groups for one night only at the Reel Gallery, 94 William St. 8 p.m. Contact Leah Skelly at 484-7535 for more information.

A Night of “Cabaret” 4 p.m. at the Atlantic Beach Club. Great music, light buffet, cash bar, and raffle. Tickets are $40 may be purchased in advance at 732-1910 or at the door.

The Bit Players Newport’s award-winning comedy improv troupe, The Bit Players create on the spot laughs from audience suggestions, 8 p.m., Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, $15, 849-3473, www.firehousetheater. org

Seal Sighting Cruise 2 p.m., 3 p.m., Please see Saturday, Nov. 27 for more details.

Cabaret & Humor 8 p.m., Please see Thursday, Nov. 25 for more details.

Saturday Nov. 27

Seal Sighting Cruise 2 p.m., 3 p.m. See the seals of the bay aboard Alletta Morris as well as a tour of Rose Island Lighthouse. Visit for more information. Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Please see Friday, Nov. 26 for more details. Holiday Trunk Show 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Please see Friday, Nov. 26 for more information. Holiday Evening at The Breakers Stroll through the mansion as you enjoy live holiday music, sweets, eggnog, and cider. 6 – 8 p.m. 44 Ochre Point Ave, 847-1000, www. Keeping Warm in the Colonial Period 11:30 a.m. visit the c. 1697 WantonLyman-Hazard House with a guide wearing colonial costume. $15 per person, Departs from the Museum & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., Reservations required. 841-8770

Sunday Nov. 28

Nutcracker Tea In conjunction with Island Moving Co.’s Nutcracker performance, from 4 – 6 p.m. at Vanderbilt Hall. Guests will enjoy holiday music while relaxing by a roaring fire and indulging in festive menu items. Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. Please see Friday, Nov. 26 for more details

Tuesday Nov. 30

Lighting of Tree of Remembrance 4 p.m. at the Visiting Nurses of Newport & Bristol Counties. Annual Tree Lighting is free and all are welcome to attend. 1184 East Main Rd., Portsmouth. Tango Tuesday 7 – 8:30 p.m. Come receive dance lessons at the Edward King House, 35 King St., Newport. Open to all. For more information including the price, e-mail newportenostango@ IYRS Lecture 7:30 p.m., “The Restoration of Bolero” with John England, 449 Thames St. Lectures are free to members of IRYS and the Museum of Yachting, and $7 for nonmembers. www.iyrs. org or 848-5777 ext. 222

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Newport Cooks! Chef Sophie Plowright teaches braising. A wine tasting will complement truly tasty entrees. 6 p.m., $50 per student. The Edward King House, 35 King St., 293-0740, www. Festival of Lights 7 p.m., Ochre Court on the campus of Salve Regina University. Includes songs, dances and prayers for peace. All are invited to participate in this interfaith gathering that celebrates our hopes for a peacefilled world. Schola Cantorum Annual Festival of Advent Lessons & Carols, 6 p.m. at The Church of St. John the Evangelist on “The Point” at the corner of Washington and Willow St. Call 848-2561 for more information. Chess Group A group meets at Empire Tea & Coffee at 22 Broadway from 7:30 – 10 p.m. to challenge each other to the game of kings. Free and open to the public. Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Please see Friday, Nov. 26 for more details

Thursday Dec. 2

Murder at the Museum 7 p.m., Please see Saturday, Nov. 27 for more information A Midsummer Night’s Dream 8 p.m. Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St. Shakespeare’s masterpiece on the foolishness of love at first sight is cut down to 90 minutes and performed by Salve Regina University students. For more information, or to purchase tickets via phone, call the box office at 341-2250. 41 North Christmas Tree Lighting Sparkling lights, Santa Claus, and the Swanhurst Chorus, 5:30 p.m., 351 Thames St., Salsa Night Put on your dancing shoes at the Jamestown Arts Center from 7 – 10 p.m. Arrive at 7 p.m. for chili and beverages, lessons begin at 8 p.m. $20 per person, RSVP to Run and Chug Club Running and walking group that meets at 6:15 p.m. weekly outside Fastnet. Meet new friends for a three-mile walk or run around Newport and then return to the Fastnet Pub for a pint. Cabaret & Humor

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Wednesday, December 1 *Official Opening of Christmas in Newport, 6 p.m., Washington Sq. Features proclamation from the Mayor, tree lighting, Newport Artillery cannon salute, live entertainment. Free. 849-6454. The Newport Historical Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Holiday Open House, Newport Colony House, Washington Square, 5-6 p.m. Tour the Colony House and exhibit, Hand Written History: Correspondence of Great Americans, featuring written or signed correspondence by George Washington, John Adams, Thomas Jefferson and more, before the Official Opening Ceremony of Christmas in Newport. Donations welcome. 8460813 or 841-8770. Island Moving Company Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff, 548 Belleview Ave. 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. Be a part of the story as you follow the dazzling performers through the spectacular setting of Newportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most romantic mansion. $75 Golden Circle, $60 Silver seating, $35 child pillow seating for 10 yrs. & younger. 847-4470. Festival of Lessons & Carols, St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church, Washington & Willow Sts. 6 p.m. The Schola Cantorum of St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s will offer its Annual Festival of Advent Lessons & Carols. The service is patterned after that presented at Kingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s College, Oxford. Free-will offering. 848-2561 or

Thursday, December 2 Nutcracker at Rosecliff, Nutcracker at Rosecliff, Newport 548 Belleview Ave. 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. See Dec.1 for details. Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 16 to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 17th. Register your home or business at 848-6707. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial. Murder at the Museum, 7p.m., Newport Art Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s John N.A. Griswold House, 76 Bellevue Ave. Family-friendly interactive mystery performed by the Marley Bridges Theatre Co. Museum member adults $20, non-members adults $30; Museum member youth (17 and under) $10, non-member youth $15. 848-8200.

Friday, December 3 *The Polar Express Train Ride, aboard the Newport Dinner Train, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., departs Newport Station, 19 Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cup Ave. Share the magic as the Conductor reads the Chris Van Allsburg classic tale of a young boyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unforgettable journey to the North Pole. Visit with Santa and Mrs. Claus, caroling, hot chocolate and cookies, and a special gift for every child who truly believes. Reservations required. Adults $29.95, Children $19.95. 841-8700.

Island Moving Company Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff, 548 Belleview Ave. 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. See Dec.1 for details. Holiday Lantern Tours of Historic Newport, departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames St., 5 p.m. Discover the authentic history of Newport holiday traditions on a lantern-lit stroll through the exquisitely preserved streets of downtown Newport. See where some colonial Newporters celebrated Thanksgiving, Christmas, Chanukah and New Year as early as the 1700s, and learn why other Newporters scorned such celebrations. $12 adults, $8 NHS members & children. Reservations recommended. Weather Permitting. 841-8770. Holiday Critter Glitter Jewelry Preview Party at Potter League for Animals, 6-8 p.m., 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown. Sale of jewelry benefits the Potter League. Refreshments. Tickets $25 per person. 846-8276. Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 16 to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 17th. Register your home or business at 848-6707. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial.

Saturday, December 4 10th Annual Lucyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hearth Designer Wreath Sale, 9-1 p.m., Rotunda at Eastonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beach. Christmas wreaths and table top decorations created by designers, artists, gardeners and florists from the community. All proceeds go to Lucyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hearth. 848-7515. Annual Craft Faire at the Edward King House Senior Center, 9-3 p.m., 35 King St. Free admission. 8467426. Family Tour and Art Project, 1011:30 a.m., Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave. Museum member families $14, non-member families $18. Price includes cost of admission. 848-8200. St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmas Bazaar, corner of Washington & Willow Sts., 10-2 p.m. Crafts, baked goods, holiday items and more! Free. 8482561 or www.saintjohns-newport. org Potter League for Animals Holiday Critter Glitter Jewelry Sale, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown. Dec 4-12 from 10-5 p.m. Free admission. 846-8276. Holiday Craft Fair at Potter League for Animals, 10-4 p.m., 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown. Free admission. 846-8276. UnDecked Halls: A Glimpse Behind the Shutters at Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 10-3 p.m. (last

tour at 2:30) Enjoy an authentic view inside heiress Doris Dukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Newport mansion in the winter. Experience the quiet house, decorated staff wing, hear about Miss Dukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tropical holiday spent in Hawaii, and learn how Rough Pointâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winter caretaking traditions have remained the same for the past half century. The tour is of the first floor of the house and refreshments are served. $10 adults, $8 children under 12 yrs. Tickets sold at the door. 847-8344. liz@newportrestoration. org Keeping Christmas with the Whitehornes, Samuel Whitehorne House, 10-3 p.m., 416 Thames St. Glimpse the simple Christmas festivities of the early 1800s in a Federal-style Newport home. Meet the two Whitehorne daughters and learn about the history of the holiday and why some less tolerant colonies had outlawed holiday celebrations. Sample one of Mrs. Whitehorneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s desserts and take away a booklet of authentic colonial recipes. $5 per person, children under 5 are free. 847-2448. *â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Winterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Tail,â&#x20AC;? 11 a.m. to noon or 1-2 p.m., Newport Public Library â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Friends Bookstore, Spring St. For children 5-9 yrs. They will read seasonal tales to a Potter League trained â&#x20AC;&#x153;Reading Fur Funâ&#x20AC;? dog. Enjoy crafts and refreshments while waiting to read to the dogs. Free. (401)619-5660. Keeping Warm In The Colonial Period, Historic House Tour of Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, tour departs from the Museum at the Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11:30 a.m., sponsored by the Newport Historical Society. Hear the houseâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s unique history and learn how 18th century residents made their way through the winter. Admission $15 per person, $10 for NHS members. Reservations required. 841-8770. *Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Workshop, noon-3p.m., Eastonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Beach Carousel & Rotunda. Fun afternoon for families to enjoy crafts, ride the carousel and visit with Santa who arrives by fire truck at 12:30p.m. $5 per child includes a goody bag and 1 ride on the carousel and 1 ride on the mini-train. Refreshments. Admission limited due to space capacity. 845-5800.

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Newport Harbor Boat Parade The Newport waterfront community will launch the holiday season with the annual Holiday Harbor Lights Boat Parade on Friday, Nov. 26 at 6:15 p.m. Illuminated boats will circle the harbor and compete for best holiday decoration prizes awarded by the Newport Harbormaster and community judges. Newport Yacht Club is open to the public that evening and spectators can also watch the parade from Bowen’s Wharf, Bannister’s Wharf and waterfront points around Newport Harbor. For more information contact the Newport Harbormaster at 845-5815.

Sunday, December 5 Keeping Christmas with the Whitehornes, Samuel Whitehorne House, 10-3 p.m., 416 Thames St. See Dec. 4 for details. Holiday Craft Fair at Potter League for Animals, 10-4 p.m., 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown. Free admission. 846-8276.

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*Visit with Santa Claus at The Breakers, noon – 3 p.m., 44 Ochre Point Ave. The jolly old elf will visit with children and hear their Christmas wish list. Refreshments. Regular daytime admission. For info 847-1000. www.newportmansions. org. Christmas at Whitehall, “A 1730’s Christmas”, 2-4 p.m., Whitehall Museum House, 311 Berkeley Ave., Middletown. A colonial Christmas party, candle-lit tours of the historic home of George Berkeley, wassail, cookies and music of the period. Sponsored by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America. Free, donations accepted. 849-3672.

*The Polar Express Train Ride, aboard the Newport Dinner Train, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., see Dec. 3 for details. “Deck the Hall”, 5:30 p.m., at the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, 194 Bellevue Ave. Annual outdoor tree lighting ceremony with caroling by the Cluny School Choir and refreshments. Free. 8493990 or visit

Monday, December 6 Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 16 to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 17th. Register your home or business at 848-6707. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial. *Holiday Gingerbread House, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., open daily at The Newport Marriott Hotel, 25 America’s Cup Ave. Free with canned good donation for charity. 849-1000.

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All in A Chord, Woman’s Barbershop Chorus, 1:30 p.m., Edward King House Senior Center, 35 King St. Limited Seating. $5 for members, $8 for non-members. 8467426. Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 16 to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 17th. Register your home or business at 848-6707. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial.

Wednesday, December 8 Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 16 to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 17th. Register your home or business at 848-6707. Categories: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial. Potter League for Animals “Candlelight Memorial Celebration,” 6:30 p.m. at the Potter League for Animals, 87 Oliphant Land, Middletown. Come celebrate all the animals that have touched your life. Refreshments. $10 donation at the door is appreciated. RSVP to Susan at 846-0592 or Christmas Acoustic Concert, 7-9:30p.m., Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham St. Many of the area’s fine musicians will perform acoustic music for the benefit of Lucy’s Hearth and the McKinney Shelter. $10 donation. Advance tickets @849-4250 or MGorman20@cox. net. Limited tickets at the door.

Thursday, December 9 MUSE Reception, 5-7 p.m., Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave. MUSE exhibition curated by high school students. Free. 848-8200.

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*Student’s Impressions of Christmas in Newport of 2010, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Newport Yacht Club, Long Wharf. Art show by Newport Schools K-12 grade students and US Postal Service commemorative postmark for Christmas in Newport. Free. 846-9410 or 846-5843. Meet the Artist Kim Salerno – Gallery Talk, 5:30 p.m., Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave. Free. The Museum is open free of charge 5-8 p.m. 848-8200.

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Murder at the Museum, 7p.m., Newport Art Museum’s John N.A. Griswold House, 76 Bellevue Ave. See Dec 2 for details. Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 16 to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 17th. Register your home or business at 848-6707. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial.

Friday, December 10 *The Polar Express Train Ride, aboard the Newport Dinner Train, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., see Dec. 3 for details. Holiday Lantern Tours of Historic Newport, departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames St., 5 p.m. See Dec. 3 for details. *30th Annual Newport Yachting Center Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Sovereign Bank Family Skating Center, 5:30 p.m., America’s Cup Ave. Music, ice skating, carols, refreshments, Santa and Mrs. Claus and other surprises. Free. 8461600. Christmas in Song by the Newport Navy Choristers, 7:30 p.m., St. Lucy’s Church, 909 W. Main Rd., Middletown. Concert to benefit Potter League for Animals. Admission $10 adults, $6 children under 12 & seniors, $20 family. 849-1135. St. George’s School, Service of Nine Lessons and Carols, 372 Purgatory Rd., Middletown, 7:30 p.m. The birth of Jesus is told by lesson and song. Congregational singing and carols by the School choir. Free. 847-7565. Christmas Choral Concert, 8 p.m., Salve Regina University, Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave. SRU Chorus, Madrigals. $8 general admission, $5 seniors and students. 401-341-2295.

Saturday, December 11 UnDecked Halls: A Glimpse Behind the Shutters at Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 10-3 p.m. (last tour at 2:30) See Dec. 4 for details. Keeping Christmas with the Whitehornes, Samuel Whitehorne House, 10-3 p.m., 416 Thames St. See Dec. 4 for details.

Redwood Library and Athenaeum Holiday Open House, 11-3p.m., 50 Bellevue Ave. Music, entertainment, refreshments for children and adults, as well as tours of the historic Library. Free and open to the public. 847-0292.

Christmas Choral Concert, 8 p.m., Salve Regina University, Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave. SRU Chorus, Madrigals. $8 general admission, $5 seniors and students. 401-341-2295.

Keeping Warm In The Colonial Period, Historic House Tour of Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, tour departs from the Museum at the Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11:30 a.m. See Dec. 4 for details.

Keeping Christmas with the Whitehornes, Samuel Whitehorne House, 10-3 p.m., 416 Thames St. See Dec. 4 for details.

*Visit from Santa Claus and Reading of Night Before Christmas, International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, 194 Bellevue Ave., 3 p.m. Adults $16. Children 16 yrs. and younger are free. 849-3990. Newport County Inn’s Bed and Breakfast Christmas Tours, 3-7 p.m., various Inns around Newport, inns locations to be announced. Tickets can be purchased at the Newport Visitors Center or at the first house each day of the tour. Light refreshments served. $10 for one day. 8558701 or visit www.NewportInns. com. Christmas In “Sign”, sponsored by the James L. Maher Center, 4p.m., Stanford White Casino Theatre at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Christmas songs and dances performed in black light and in sign language. Admission $6 adults, children $4. 846-0340 X109 or pr/778955 for tickets & more info. *The Polar Express Train Ride, aboard the Newport Dinner Train, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., see Dec. 3 for details.

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Holiday Evenings at The Breakers, 6-8 p.m.. Live holiday music and refreshments. Adults $28 in advance, $35 at the door, Children 6-17 yrs. $10. 847-1000 for reservations. www.newportmansions. org The Invisible Church Concert, 7 p.m., Community Baptist Church, 50 Dr. M.F. Wheatland Blvd. A celebration of the endurance and spirit of the “Invisible Church.” Come and share the rich history of songs that tell the story of Black America. Free will offering. 8471707 or (401)225-0848. Victorian Christmas Feast, 7 p.m., Newport Art Museum’s John N.A. Griswold House, 76 Bellevue Ave. Dinner theatre with a Victorian theme performed by the Marley Bridges Theatre Co. Museum members $100, non-members $125. 848-8200.



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Gallery Shows & Artist Openings Anchor Bend Glassworks Gallery Fall Harvest Designs Show through Nov. 22. Gallery open daily 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., 16 Franklin St., 849-0698, Art on the Wharf Featuring the “Seaside Show.” The show runs Nov. 1 - Dec. 20. Gallery hours are Fri. – Mon., noon-5 p.m., or by appointment, 33 Bannister’s Wharf, 845-6858 Bestoso Studio Jeannine Bestoso will hold drawing and painting classes at the Edward King Center on Tuesdays, 714-7263, Bristol Art Gallery “Just in Time for the Holidays,” opening reception Nov. 13, 4-7 p.m., show through Jan., 2011, 423 Hope St., Bristol, 396-9699, DeBlois Gallery Retrospective for printmaker Willye Roberts. Opening reception Nov. 6 Gallery hours are Tues.-Sun., noon-5 p.m., 138 Bellevue Ave., 847-9977,

Didi Suydam Contemporary Opening reception for metalsmith John Prip Sat. Oct. 30, 6-8 p.m. Gallery is open Thurs.-Mon., 12 - 5 p.m., 25 Mill St., 848-9414, www. Harbor Fine Art Featuring the work of seven local artists. Gallery open daily 11 a.m – 5 p.m., 134 Spring St., 848-9711, Isherwood Gallery Gallery hours are Wed.-Sat., 38 Bellevue Ave., 699-2276, 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, Reel Gallery 94 William St., 484-7535, Sheldon Fine Art Opening reception forChristy Peterson-Marinelli, Sat., Nov. 20, 5-7 p.m. Gallery open daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., 59 America’s Cup Ave., Bowen’s Wharf, 849-0030.

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Open Studio Saturday, Nov. 27 and Sunday, Nov. 28 From 10am to 5 pm 73 West Passage Drive, Portsmouth, RI

Spring Bull Gallery Sisters-Artists exhibition through Nov. 30. Gallery open daily noon to 5 p.m. 849-9166 William Vareika Gallery 212 Bellevue Ave., 849-6149

Mansions, Museums and Historic Sites Belcourt Castle 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, Fort Adams 841-0707, 90 Fort Adams Drive, International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum Discover the history of tennis through a diverse collection of memorabilia, art and video, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 194 Bellevue Ave., free for kids under 16 , 8493990; Marble House Open daily, 596 Bellevue Ave., 847-1000, www. Museum of Newport History Exhibits on display depict the city’s role in the American Revolution and its emeravgence as a Gilded Age resort, open daily 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., 127 Thames St., 841-8770, National Museum of American Illustration Original artworks from the Golden Age of Illustration in a historic Gilded Age mansion, 492 Bellevue Ave., 851-8949, ext. 18, Naval War College Museum Free and open to the public, visitors without a base decal must call the museum to gain access to the Naval Station; 841-2101.

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Bowen’s Wharf Welcomes All to Holiday Open House

With its cobbles and bricks, quaint shops, elegant restaurants and view of the harbor, Bowen’s Wharf is, for many people, the heart of Newport. On Sat., Dec. 4, the merchants of Bowen’s Wharf invite the public to join in a free celebration of the season, the 40th annual Tree Lighting and Open House. The spirit of the season will get underway at 2 p.m., when recorded holiday music will begin playing over the wharf. Then at 4:30 p.m., Frosty the Snowman will arrive to delight children. At 5 p.m., there will be a holiday sing-along, followed by the main event: The arrival of Santa and Mrs. Claus by boat -- weather permitting and with an assist from the Harbor Master, who blows his horn and flashes his lights to announce the arrival. Then at 6 p.m., the tree lights will go on. Following the lighting, the Clauses will be available for photos with children and will have a bagful of trinkets to hand out. “It’s a family-oriented event, but we also get a lot of couples,” says Bowen’s Wharf spokesperson Michelle Gagne. “If the weather is good, we tend to get quite a crowd. It’s a nice event, because all of the decorations are up, and many of the shops have hot cider or cookies. (Shops will stay open until 9 p.m.) With the music, it’s a very festive time. The restaurants do very well, because a lot of people decide to go out to eat afterward.”

Newport Art Museum Permanent collection of contemporary and historic works, open daily, 76 Bellevue Ave., 848-8200,

Prescott Farm Restored 1812 windmill, guided tours, Rte. 114, West Main Rd., Middletown, 847-6230,

Newport Historical Society Headquarters Dressing Manifest Destiny: Men’s Clothing in America 1800-1850 The exhibit showcases some of the finest pieces of early 19th century men’s clothing and accessories in the collections. Articles on display range from working clothing, formal wear, and military dress. Open Monday to Friday, 11am – 3pm. through Nov. 30. 82 Touro Street, Newport, 401-846-0813

Rosecliff Open daily, 548 Bellevue Avenue, 847-1000, www.newportmansions. org

Ochre Court One of Newport’s first “summer cottages” built in 1892, now Salve Regina University’s administration building, ground floor open Monday thu Friday, 9-4 p.m.

Redwood Library The nation’s oldest library, c 1748, 50 Bellevue Avenue, free, donations always welcome, 847-0292; Rough Point Doris Duke’s oceanfront estate, 680 Bellevue Avenue, 847-8344, Whitehall Museum House Berkely Road, Middletown, open Tuesday-Sunday. Tuesday-Sunday.

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Musical Entertainment Thursday, November 25 Christie’s – DJ & Dancing with DJ Henney Marina Cafe–Dick Lupino & Friends 6:30-9 p.m.

Newport Marriot–Rebecca Cline on piano, 7-10 p.m. Newport Grand – Downtown Cabaret, 8 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub–DJ Curfew, 10 p.m. Perro Salado –    Honky Tonk Knights Rhino Bar– Reggae Night Hot Like Fire,    10 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Friday, November 26 Christie’s – DJ & Dancing The Chanler– Dick Lupino & Friends, 6-10 p.m. Clarke Cooke - Foreverly Bros. Hyatt Hotel–Dave Manuel    on piano, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. LaForge Casino–Dave Manuel on piano, 7-11 p.m. Newport Blues Café – The Criminals, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand – Downtown Cabaret, 8 p.m. Russ Peterson, 9 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub–Chopville, 10 p.m.-12:45 a.m. Rhino Bar – The Merge Rhumbline – Lois Vaughan Sambar – Live Acoustic with Andre, 9 p.m.

Saturday, November 27 Christie’s – DJ & Dancing Clarke Cooke - Foreverly Bros. Greenvale Vineyard– Dick

Lupino & Friends, 1-4 P.m. Hyatt Hotel - Dave Manuel    on piano, 4:30 - 6:30 p.m. LaForge Casino–Dave Manuel   on piano, 7-11p.m. Newport Blues Café – Blockhead, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand – Rumors, 9 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub–DJ Curfew, 10 p.m.-12:45 a.m. Peoples Cafe–Doin’ Time, Acoustic Duo, 5-8 p.m. Rhino Bar –Mixed Table Sambar – DJ Butch, 9:30 p.m.

Sunday, November 28 Castle Hill – Dick Lupino & Friends, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Clarke Cooke House– Bobby Ferreira, 12:30–3:30 p.m. Fastnet - Irish Music Session 5 - 9 p.m. Newport Blues Café – Asleep at the Wheel, 8:30 p.m. Newport Grand – Downtown Cabaret, 2 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub– Karaoke, 9 p.m.

Monday, November 29 Fastnet Pub- “Blue Monday” 10:30 p.m. – 1 a.m. Rhino Bar- Karaoke

Tuesday, November 30 Rhino Bar – “Metal Night”

Wednesday, December 1 Empire Tea–Open Mic for Original Acoustic and Spoken Word O’Brien’s Pub– Karaoke, 9 p.m. One Pelham East–Chris Gauthier

In a city with the wealth of historical charm that Newport has, holiday decorating is no cheesy affair of plastic bows and inflatable Santas waving from helicopters. Something natural and tasteful is more in keeping with the season, along streets that have seen the likes of Lafayette and Washington. Thus, the Doorway Decorating Contest is a critical element of the annual Christmas in Newport’s month-long celebration of the season. It’s an opportunity to show one’s skill in using boughs, berries, bows and – yes –even lights to showcase a delicate fanlight or paneled door. Each year, anyone is invited to register their house or business A tennis-themed wreath to be considered by the Doorway judges. (This year’s deadline to register is Thurs., Dec. 16; register by calling 848-6707). On Dec. 17, the judges will make their way around the city, judging doorways in categories including Best Residential, Best Restaurant, Best Bed & Breakfast, and Best Commercial. “We usually get a couple of dozen – maybe as many as 30 – registrants,” says Doorway Contest judge Katie Ahearne. “We take it very seriously, which is only right because we get some really clever, very talented and creative people signing up who do a super job.” And, what are the judges looking for in their doorways? “We like it to be something that is in keeping with their house. It The Francis Malbone House doesn’t have to be all Williamsburg-historical, but we’re looking for something that typifies, what I would call, the Newport holiday spirit. If people want lights, that can be fine, but in general we like natural-type decorations,” says Ahearne. Past repeat winners have included Patsy Robinson for Best Residential doorway on Williams Street, and the Francis Malbone House and Hilltop Inns for Best Bed & Breakfasts, adds Ahearne. “Patsy tends to use a lot of fruit and bright ribbon in a colored that coordinates beautifully with herpumpkin-color house.”

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Continued from p. 15 The Newport Community Band at Salve Regina University Concert, 3 p.m., Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St. Symphonic Band performing holiday favorites. Admission $8, $5 for students and seniors. 401-3412295. *The Polar Express Train Ride, aboard the Newport Dinner Train, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., see Dec. 3 for details.

99th Annual Medieval Christmas Pageant, St. Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s School Chapel, 372 Purgatory Rd., Middletown, 7:30 p.m. Candlelit service of the portrayal of the Christmas story. Free. 847-7565.

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*â&#x20AC;?A Living Nativityâ&#x20AC;? presented by Cluny School, 75 Brenton Rd., 6:00pm. Live animals and choral music will enhance this annual reenactment of the â&#x20AC;&#x153;first Christmasâ&#x20AC;? under the stars. A gift to the community expressing the true meaning of Christmas. Please bring a blanket and flashlight. In the event of bad weather, the Living Nativity will be presented on Dec. 20. Free. 841-9753,

Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 16 to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 17th. Register your home or business at 848-6707. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial.

Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, December 16 to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 17th. Register your home or business at 848-6707. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial.


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*Holiday Gingerbread House, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., open daily at The Newport Marriott Hotel, 25 Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cup Ave. Free with canned good donation for charity. 849-1000.

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The Newport County Orchestra Holiday Concert, sponsored by the Salve Regina Music Department, 7:30p.m., Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St. Admission $8, $5 for students and seniors. 401-341-2295.

Nutmeg and Mistletoe Concert, 7:00p.m., Ocean Cliff ballroom, Ocean Dr. New Englandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s best musical performers come together in a concert of holiday music to benefit the Matthew Quinn Scholarship at Rogers High School. Admission $15. 683-6565.

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23rd Annual WADK-AM/WJZSFM Christmas Concert, 7 p.m., Newport Marriott Hotel Atrium, 25 Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cup Ave. Free, canned food donation requested to benefit local charity. 846-1540. Thompson Middle School Winter Concert, 7:00p.m., Thompson Middle School, 55 Broadway. Donations accepted at the door. 8471493.

Thursday, December 16 Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is TODAY, to enter. Judging takes place on Friday the 17th. Register your home or business at 848-6707. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial. *Holiday Gingerbread House, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., open daily at The Newport Marriott Hotel, 25 Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cup Ave. Free with canned good donation for charity. 849-1000. Victorian Christmas presented by Sneak Peak Productions, 1:30 p.m., Edward King House Senior Center,

35 King St. Limited Seating. $5 members, $8 non-members. 8467426. Murder at the Museum, 7p.m., Newport Art Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s John N.A. Griswold House, 76 Bellevue Ave. See Dec 2 for details.

Friday, December 17 *The Polar Express Train Ride, aboard the Newport Dinner Train, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., see Dec. 3 for details. Holiday Lantern Tours of Historic Newport, departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames St., 5 p.m. See Dec. 3 for details. Victorian Christmas Feast, 7 p.m., Newport Art Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s John N.A. Griswold House, 76 Bellevue Ave. See Dec 11 for details.

Saturday, December 18 UnDecked Halls: A Glimpse Behind the Shutters at Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 10-3 p.m. (last tour at 2:30) See Dec. 4 for details. Keeping Christmas with the Whitehornes, Samuel Whitehorne House, 10-3 p.m., 416 Thames St. See Dec. 4 for details. *The Polar Express Train Ride, aboard the Newport Dinner Train, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., see Dec. 3 for details. Holiday Evening Duet at the Elms and Marble House, 6-8 p.m. See two houses for the price of one. Take a leisurely self-guided evening stroll through both Marble House and The Elms, enjoy live holiday music and refreshments. Adults $28 in advance, $35 at the door, Children 6-17 yrs. $10. 847-1000 for reservations. Please note, daytime tour tickets are not valid for Holiday Evening admission. 18th Annual Messiah & Carol Sing: â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Christmas Storyâ&#x20AC;?, 7 p.m., Emmanuel Church, Spring & Dear-

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Tuesday, December 21

Continued from p. 18 born Sts. Shanhurst Chorus will feature much of the Christmas portion of Handelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Messiah and the telling of the Christmas Story. Bring your own score and sing along. Wassail Bowl reception following. Admission $10, $5 for children 12 and under, and $25 maximum per family. 682-1630 or Glitter & Gold, A Gilded Age Holiday Concert at the Stanford White Casino Theatre, 8p.m., 9 Freebody St. Step back into the 1890s when Theatre Street Productions presents a living history concert of operatic and holiday favorites. Tickets $30 per person. 341-2250 or pe/8436295. Proceeds benefit Salve Reginaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Theatre Arts Program. For more info

Sunday, December 19 Keeping Christmas with the Whitehornes, Samuel Whitehorne House, 10-3 p.m., 416 Thames St. See Dec. 4 for details. *Visit with Santa Claus at The Elms, noon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3 p.m., Bellevue Ave. The jolly old elf will visit with children and hear their Christmas wish list. Refreshments. Regular daytime admission. For info 847-1000. American Girl Christmas, 1-3p.m., Edward King Senior Center. Storytelling, crafts, refreshments, Doll Fashion Stroll. Admission limited due to space capacity. $10 per couple (1 adult/1 child) and $5 for each additional child. 845-5800. Sponsored by Newport Recreation Dept and Edward King Sr. Center.


â&#x20AC;&#x153;Christmas On Historic Hill,â&#x20AC;? Service of Lessons and Carols, Trinity Church, Queen Anne Sq. Time 4 p.m. A candlelight service featuring the musicians of Trinity Church. Free will offering. 846-0660. www. *The Polar Express Train Ride, aboard the Newport Dinner Train, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., see Dec. 3 for details.


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Lunch with the Artist: Versions of the Nativity: Art in an Envelope, 12 p.m., Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave. Discussion over lunch about seasonal cards, hosted by Richard Tyre. Bring a lunch. Free for Museum members, $5 for nonmembers. 848-8200.

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*Holiday Gingerbread House, 8 a.m.-9 p.m., open daily at The Newport Marriott Hotel, 25 Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cup Ave. Free with canned good donation for charity. 849-1000.

40th Annual Christmas in Newport Candlelight Tour of Historic Private Homes, 4-7 p.m. Maps available at the Newport Visitor Information Center in mid-December. $3 per house, payable at the door of each house, different houses open each day of tour. (401)2930965.

Thursday, December 23

Wednesday, December 29

Reading of Night Before Christmas for families, 2 p.m., Edward King House Senior Center, 35 King St. Free. 846-7426.

UnDecked Halls: A Glimpse Behind the Shutters at Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 10-3 p.m. (last tour at 2:30) Enjoy an authentic view inside heiress Doris Dukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Newport mansion in the winter. Experience the quiet house, decorated staff wing, hear about Miss Dukeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tropical holiday spent in Hawaii, and learn how Rough Pointâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s winter caretaking traditions have remained the same for the past half century. The tour is of the first floor of the house and refreshments are served. $10 adults, $8 children under 12 yrs. Tickets sold at the door. 847-8344. liz@newportrestoration. org

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Friday, December 24 Candlelight Christmas Eve service at Newport Congregational Church, 73 Pelham St. at corner of Spring St. 6 p.m. 849-2238. Christmas Eve Services Island Churches

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Sunday, December 26 *Holiday Train Rides, 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Old Colony Railway Depot, 19 Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cup Ave. Ride along scenic Narragansett Bay in antique railroad coaches, decorated, enclosed and heated. Adults $7.50, Seniors $6, Children $5, first class $11. 401-624-6951. 40th Annual Christmas in Newport Candlelight Tour of Historic Private Homes, 4-7 p.m. Maps available at the Newport Visitor Information Center in mid-December. $3 per house, payable at the door of each house, different houses open each day of tour. (401)2930965.

Monday, December 27 *Holiday Train Rides, 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Old Colony Railway Depot, 19 Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cup Ave. See Dec 26 for details. 40th Annual Christmas in Newport Candlelight Tour of Historic Private Homes, 4-7 p.m. Maps available at the Newport Visitor Information Center in mid-December. $3 per house, payable at the door of each house, different hous-

*Holiday Train Rides, 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Old Colony Railway Depot, 19 Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cup Ave. See Dec 26 for details.

Thursday, December 30 *Holiday Train Rides, 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Old Colony Railway Depot, 19 Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cup Ave. See Dec 26 for details. Murder at the Museum, 7p.m., Newport Art Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s John N.A. Griswold House, 76 Bellevue Ave. Family-friendly interactive mystery performed by the Marley Bridges Theatre Co. Museum member adults $20, non-members adults $30; Museum member youth (17 and under) $10, non-member youth $15. 848-8200.

Friday, December 31 *Holiday Train Rides, 11:45 a.m. and 1:45 p.m. Old Colony Railway Depot, 19 Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cup Ave. Ride along scenic Narragansett Bay in antique railroad coaches, decorated, enclosed and heated. Adults $7.50, Seniors $6, Children $5, first class $11. 401-624-6951.

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RECENT DEATHS Virginia H. (Peters) Craveiro, 92, of Middletown, died Tuesday, Nov. 16, 2010 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Manuel Craveiro. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Nov. 20 in Jesus Saviour Church. Donations in her memory may be made to Jesus Saviour Church, St. Vincent de Paul, Broadway and Vernon Avenue, Newport 02840. Ethel Marjorie (Harrington) Shenk Lawton, 87, of Middletown, died, Oct. 18, 2010 at Grand Islander Health Care Center, Middletown. She was the wife of the late Harry Z. Lawton and the late S/Sgt. Henry H. Shenk, USMC. A Memorial service will be held on Saturday, Dec. 4, at 2 p.m. in Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport. Burial will be private. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Peter’s Lutheran Church Memorial Fund, 525 Broadway, Newport 02840.


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Thomas E. Patykewich, 92 of Newport died on Nov. 15, 2010. He was the husband of Victoria Christensen. A service was held in his honor on Nov. 20 in Holy Cross Church, Middletown. In lieu of flowers, donations in his memory may be made to The Potter League for Animals, PO Box 412, Newport 02840. Richard F. “Rick” Schlosky, 54, of Valhalla Drive, Portsmouth died on Saturday, Nov. 20, 2010 at home unexpectedly. He was the loving son of Richard and Janet Schlosky. His funeral will be held on Saturday, Nov. 27, at 10 a.m. in Portsmouth United Methodist Church, 2732 East Main Road, Portsmouth, followed by committal services in Newport Memorial Park in Middletown. Visiting hours will be held on Friday, Nov. 26, 2010 from 4-8 pm in Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth, RI. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Potter League for Animals, PO Box 412, Newport, RI 02840. Martha Rose (VonVillas) Soto, 59, of Newport, died Nov. 19, 2010 one day before her 60th Birthday, at the Grand Islander Health Care Center. She was the wife of the late Paul Edward Soto. A Mass of Christian Burial was held on Nov. 23 in St. Augustin’s Church. Donations in her memory may be made to Women and Infants Oncology, 101 Dudley Street, Providence, RI 02903.

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Newport City Limits Newport City Limits” is a new show that will showcase the artists, stories, and music of local groups from Newport. Production has started to produce three shows that will feature the bands We Own Land, The Diepods and Cliffs N’ Bangers. NCL will be a half hour show hosted by Tom C. Erb that will be filmed at Jimmy’s Saloon and Summing Point Recording Studios. The show will be broadcast on Newport City Limits & Newport Arts Scene Radio Hour Podcast, local Public Access Channel 18, statewide Public Access Channel 13 and the Newport City Limits YouTube channel. The format for the interviews is intimate and informative, and the live performances filmed at Jimmy’s Saloon will be open to the public and the audience is encouraged to interact. The first filming will take place on Wednesday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. NCL will establish regular filming dates that will be the second and fourth Wednesday of the month beginning in January. For more information email or call 207-4812.

Newport County TV Program Highlights Nov. 24–Dec. 2 n RI PEG Awards Ceremony 2010 FRI & SAT @ 7pm / SAT & SUN @ 11am n Community Baptist Church THUR @ 6pm / FRI @ 10am n Crossed Paths (Newport Columbus Day Parade) FRI-SUN @ 6pm / SAT & SUN @ 10am n Jazz Bash WED @ 7pm / THUR @ 11am n Middletown Town Council Mtg: 11.15 WED @ 1pm n The Millers WED @ 10:30am n Newport CIV Honors Skiathos WED @ 6:30pm / THUR @ 10:30am n Newport County In-Focus FRI - SUN @ 6:30pm / SAT & SUN @ 10:30am n Newport: Rogers H.S. Arts Showcase: Dracula SAT @ 8:30pm / SUN @ 12:30pm n Newport: Rogers H.S. Arts Showcase: Nicolas King SAT @ 9pm / SUN @ 1pm n Portsmouth School Committee Mtg: 11.23 WED @ 9pm / THUR @ 1pm n Portsmouth Town Council Mtg: 11.15 WED @ 7:30pm / THUR @ 11:30am n Portsmouth Town Council Mtg: 11.22 WED @ 8pm / THUR @ noon n Veterans’ Day 2010 SUN @ 7pm For more information visit call (401) 293-0806, or email

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November 28: 4 – 7 p.m. Stop & Shop, Bloodmobile 1360 West Main Rd. Dec. 13 - 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. All Saints Academy, Multipurpose Room, 915 West Main Rd. Dec. 13 - 10:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm Newport Athletic Club, Basketball Court, 66 Valley Rd. Dec. 13 - 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 pm Newport County YMCA, Basketball Court, 792 Valley Rd.

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SALE DATES: FRIDAY, NOV. 26 THRU WEDNESDAY, DEC. 1, 2010 Visit our new store in Medford, Mass: Wellington Circle Plaza, Fellsway STORE HOURS: Thursday-Saturday 8am-10pm; Sunday 9am-8pm; Monday-Wednesday 8am-9pm

Visit for store locations & hours & sign up to receive an advanced copy of our weekly ad.

We now accept Cash Benefit EBT Cards

Getting In the “Spirit”

Brittany Hullinger, Education Director and Jaclyn Lewandowski, Aquatics Director of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County delivered placemats and centerpieces to the Edward King House Senior Center in preparation of the Thanksgiving holiday as part of their Thankful Teens and Kids project. Each peice was individually crafted and signed by the children and given as gifts to the seniors to bring home after dinner. Receiving the gifts from the Boys & Girls Club are member Beatrice Link, and staff members Susan Christie and Jeanne Hasman.

Elves for Elders

Seniors RULE (Resources Unlimited-Liasons for Elders), will be sponsoring their Elves for Elders for the second year. Names of seniors have been collected from nursing homes, senior housing and adult day centers. A first name and a gift idea are placed on a star and then placed on a tree located at Clements Marketplace in Portsmouth. Supporters, “Elves,” can choose a star, then return the unwrapped gift to the customer service desk at Clements by Dec. 10. A gift-wrapping party will be held at Atria Aquidneck Place, Portsmouth. For more information, call Maxine Hutchins at 286-3821.

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Host Your Holiday Party at OceanCliff Hotel Parties large or small in our Grand Ballroom for the

Holiday Gala Saturday, December 11th 6:00pm - 11:00pm Cocktail Hour 3 Course Dinner Live Entertainment featuring “Triad” Jazz, Pop & Holiday Classics $45 per person For details please contact

Restaurant Week Continues... $30 Three Course Prix Fixe Menu Extensive Wine Selections Plus a New Small Plates Menu Open Thursday - Sunday 12:00pm - 8:30pm 401.849.4873

Lobster Dinner Whole Native Lobster Choice of 2 sides • Loaf of Bristol Bakery Bread Glass of Wine or Pint of Newport Storm $19.95 per person Sunday - Thursday $24.95 per person Friday & Saturday Not valid with other discounts or promotions. Valid through 12/31/2010. Subject to change based on market conditions. Valid at Newport , RI location Only.

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Hasbro Hospital Toy Drive

Donations for Hasbro Children’s Hospital of new and unwrapped gifts are being accepted at a collection box in the Jamestown Recreation Center until Dec. 20. Suggested items include books, CDs, DVDs, games, Disney toys, arts and crafts, and bath and body products.

Thank You!

Wreath Sale Fund-raiser

10th Annual Lucy’s Hearth Designer Wreath Sale will be Saturday, Dec. 4 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Rotunda at Easton’s Beach. This is the Hearth’s major fundraiser of the year and has become their signature public event. Holiday decorations for sale, besides wreaths, decorated by creative artisans, gardeners and designers, will include tabletop trees, candle rings, sprays, topiaries and centerpieces.

Thanksgiving Buffet






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Children Under 12


Homemade oven-roasted turkey with all the fixin’s. Also, baked ham, roast pork, desserts and more. Make your day a little easier & let us do the cooking for you.

Thanksgiving meals available for take-out including whole turkey! Serving from 11am - 5pm Reservations recommended but not necessary.


Extreme Karaoke

with Norm Yelle & Cory B

A big Thank You to all the generous supporters of Child & Family’s Taste of Newport! You have helped make the 27th annual Taste of Newport a huge success. We are grateful to our Corporate Sponsors, Ad Sponsors, Auction Donors, Event Volunteers and Guests and most importantly the Restaurants, Caterers, Bakeries and Confectionaries – because without you, there would be no Taste!! All proceeds from this important community event will benefit the Child & Family Supportive Housing Program for Homeless Women with Children.

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