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(Photo by Meg O’Neil) It was an Aquidneck Island showdown this week with only one team able to move on to the State Championship game. The fourth seeded Middletown High School Islanders fought hard to win the Division III State Semi-Final round over the first seeded, previously undefeated Rogers High School Vikings, with a score of 20-14, on Tuesday, Nov. 30 at Toppa Field. Although the Vikings scored the first touchdown of the game a minute and half into the first quarter after a fumble recovery, the Islanders scored their 20 points before Rogers scored their final seven points in the fourth quarter. Penalties late in the game plagued Rogers, with a 4th and 30 pass attempt that ended up in the hands of Dylan Atibagos, Middletown junior. The change in possession allowed Middletown to take a knee with 30 seconds left in the fourth quarter, giving the underdog Islanders the victory. Cheer on the Islanders on Saturday, Dec. 4 at 3 p.m. at Cranston Stadium as they take on the second seeded Moses Brown Quakers for the Div. III State Championship game! Also, get to the stadium earlier and cheer on the Portsmouth High School Patriots as they take on Bishop Hendrickson on Saturday, Dec. 4 at noon, for the Div. I State Championship game.

40 years for Christmas in Newport By Katherine Imbrie Fortieth birthdays aren’t always the happiest of events, but this one sure is. The month-long, city-wide festival called “Christmas in Newport” is celebrating its 40th this year with a calendar full of events, old and new, that combine to make the dark days of December sparkle from now through New Year’s. After so many years, of so many beloved holiday events, it can be easy to forget how the whole celebration of Christmas in Newport began. And what better time than a birthday to look back and remember? It all began with the arrival in Newport in 1968 of Navy wife Ruth Myers. Myers hailed from North Carolina, and even after living in Newport for decades, she never lost her soft Southern accent, says friend and current “Christmas in Newport” president Kathy MacKnight. “She could be mad at you, but you didn’t feel that bad about it because of the way she would say it.” A famous anecdote in “Christmas in Newport” lore is how board member Dave Leys once put up a sign in his Long Wharf store window advertising it as a “Christmas in Newport” booster. “Now Dave,” admonished Myers, “we just don’t do that.” Of course, he took it right down. No commercialism! That has been one of the defining characteristics of Christmas in Newport from the beginning. Every event on the calendar must either be free or must support a charitable cause. “That was really important to Myers,” says MacKnight, “and that has never changed. It’s part of what makes Christmas in Newport so special.” Another thing that mattered a great deal to Myers was a simple, traditional look, a look that she felt complemented the historic doorways and streetscapes of the city. That look is achieved, in large part, by using clear lightbulbs to simulate the look of candlelight, the candlelight that Myers remembered from her Carolina youth and from her years at the Winston-Salem

Ruther Myers as she appeared on the cover of NTW’s Dec. 4, 1986 edition, Christmas in Newport’s 25th Anniversary Academy. “The Academy had a strong Moravian influence,” says MacKnight. “Simple candles, evergreens, white lights – and she never forgot that.” As a result, each year since 1971, Newport’s historic streets have been made magical by the simple effect of illuminating them with bright, clear bulbs. Not everyone follows the program, but most do, says Dave Wolfenden, who handles publicity for Christmas in Newport. “There are some colored lights creeping in here and there, and she (Myers) would have been unhappy about that. But things change. I remember when there used to be white lights down the whole center island of America’s Cup Boulevard. I was never able to find out who used to put them there. It wasn’t the city or the state. Anyway, now they’re not there anymore. But the wharves (Bannisters and Bowen’s) decorate with white lights.” In the beginning, Christmas in Newport was a

two-week festival. It became so beloved and so successful that it soon expanded to fill the whole month of December, beginning with a ceremonial cannon salute on Dec. 1 over Washington Square. “That is a date that we have learned not to mess with,” says Wolfenden with wry humor. “Last year, we decided that we would have the official opening on Nov. 30 instead of Dec. 1. Well! the weather was awful – rain, cold. So it has become a standing joke that Ruth (who died in 2006 at age 95) wasn’t happy about us changing the date, and – you know – don’t mess with Mother Nature! So it’s cast in stone now that Christmas in Newport will always be Dec. 1 to 31.” Even though Myers didn’t grow up in Newport, as a Navy wife, she came to love the city, and she and her husband came to live in the city after he retired in the 60s. “She was well-connected already in Newport, having been here with the Navy,” recalls MacKnight. “She knew a lot of people, and in those days, the Navy wives mostly did not have jobs, so they had more time to devote to volunteering.” Myers and a friend, fellow Navy wife Dede Elster, who lived on the Point, started the tradition of house tours that continue today as the primary fund-raiser for the Christmas in Newport nonprofit organization. Right after Christmas each year, Dec. 26 to 28, several historic houses are open for candlelight tours. “It’s a perfect time, because everyone has people visiting for the holidays, and this has become a special tradition for them,” says MacKnight. “I volunteer for it every year, and it’s wonderful to see some of the same faces, year after year -- out-of-towners as well as locals who look forward to finding out which houses will be on the list. It’s always nine houses: three different houses on each of three days, for $3 each.” (Once they’re firmed up in a week or so, the addresses will be posted on the website, www.christmasinnewport.org). The house tours are among the oldest events

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Paige Bronk knows the Carey School well. As a father, he sent two kids through the school. Now, as the city’s director of planning, zoning and redevelopment, he’s tasked with overseeing it’s redevelopment. “Personally, I’m really familiar with this building,” Bronk said during a public meeting to discuss the fate of the school on Monday. Closed, as part of the school department’s ongoing school recongifuration plan, Carey School occupies a prominent location in the city’s Yachting District with frontage on both Carey Street and Narragansett Avenue. The city officially received it in 2009, and since that time has made sure the property was safe and otherwise suitable for redevelopment. With roughly 40 people in attendence, the majority of which said

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AIPC Transportation Study By Tom Shevlin Could planners finally be close to settling in on a plan to reconfigure the so-called road to nowhere? Working with state transportation officials, the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission is preparing to roll out a new vision for the Pell Bridge interchange that could help to one day dramatically reshape the city’s North End. The plan, which is still very much in the conceptual stage, is nonetheless being looked at as a possible design solution to a project which state and local officials have grappled with for years. According to Paige Bronk, the city’s director of planning, zoning and development, the current plan is the closest that state and city planners have gotten to reaching an agreement on a final project. On Thursday, Dec. 9, the AIPC will be hosting a transportation study workshop in Portsmouth to discuss the group’s efforts to date. Of the dozen or more projects the group has identified as priorities for improving the flow of traffic around the island, the Pell Bridge reconfiguration ranks at the top. Chris Witt heads up the AIPC’s transportation study efforts. While cautioning that the design put forth by AIPC engineers VHB Associates is only meant as a conceptual project, he did say that the ultimate goal of the effort is to seek out state and federal funding to bring some of the study’s concepts to reality.

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Last week we began our “The Local Challenge” series to encourage people to purchase gifts this holiday season from an independentlyowned, local merchant. To kick the season off, we visited eight island toy stores and highlighted nearly 50 gift ideas sure to make any child on your shopping list smile. With adults in mind for this week, we hope these gift suggestions for an “active you” help your shopping go smoothly. Opened in 1907, Potter & Co., a Thames Street retail icon, was purchased about six months ago by Chafee Emory. While growing up, her mother was in retail, but her interests in sailing are what brought Emory to Newport. Maintaining many of the classics for which Potter & Co. was known, such as jeans and sweaters, Emory sees the lines she carries now, geared even more towards the everyday, active individual. While dozens of gloves, hats and scarves for children and adults by Thinsulate, North Face and Polartec are near the entrance - look further: Gifts for her: Prana, a brand well-known by yoga enthusiasts, has also designed a softer, more “lux” line of dresses ($70) or tops ($50), great for out and about or for the working-professional. The Horny Toad line – a hot seller, according to Emory, includes long and short-sleeved tops, skirts, slacks and shirt-dresses. Another, active/outerwear ladies brand Potter & Co. is proud to carry is Lole, including their black, fleecelined slacks or zip-up jackets ($130 each), fuschia tanks ($55) and a lime, short-sleeved tee ($35.) For

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Active Sole is the largest PUMA dealer in the state; not surprising considering the sailing sensation, il Mostro, sponsored by PUMA, is home-based here. In the footwear line, Coyne has chosen to carry PUMA’s most unique and fashionable styles. Gender neutral are PUMA gym bags and the smaller tote which can double has a handbag for the ladies ($60). For him: PUMA hoodies ($65-90) and the velour hoodie with matching warm-up. For her: The hot seller in the store is the puffy, down jackets or fauxfur vests ($80) in white, black and chocolate, again by PUMA. Insider’s Tip: Check out the second floor! Coyne keeps an incredible array of items on sale upstairs, year-round. Directly off Newport’s Bellevue Avenue, the Boardroom at Casino Terrace is “outdoor enthusiast central,” an ideal business for owner and active waterman, Christian

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Dyer Jones to Head Sailing Museum Bristol’s Herreshoff Marine Museum has begun a new chapter in its history with the appointment of Dyer Jones as its Chief Executive Officer. Well-known for his work in three recent America’s Cup events – as Regatta Director for the 32nd America’s Cup in Valencia, Spain, and as Chief Executive and Regatta Director for the Challengers in the 2000 and 2003 America’s Cup events held in Auckland, New Zealand – Jones also spent close to 30 years in various positions with The Anchorage, Inc. (Warren, R.I.) which designs and manufactures Dyer Boats. In addition, he is co-author of “The 12 Metre Class: A History of the International 12 Metre Class” and is a former Commodore of the New York Yacht Club. He will lead the organization as Halsey Herreshoff takes a less active role in the museum’s operations. “The challenge in taking on this role will be to build on the momentum that has been created by the founders of the Herreshoff Marine Museum. We must continue to pre-

serve the legacy of the Herreshoff family, while working to move the institution forward,” said Jones, whose primary focus as CEO will be external relations and fund-raising. “We are very fortunate to have someone with Dyer Jones’ stature leading the Museum,” said Dave Ford , who was recently named Chairman of the Board, having served as a trustee since 2003. “His experience, expertise, passion and extensive network throughout the global sailing community will be a perfect fit with the Museum’s future plans. I have never been more excited about the direction of the Museum.” For the last 40 years the Museum was under the guidance of Halsey Herreshoff, son of the Museum’s founders, A. Sidney DeWolf and Rebecca Chase Herreshoff. Following his recent induction into the America’s Cup Hall of Fame, Halsey elected to step down from his position as President of the Museum, but will remain as a trustee through the end of his term.

Retrospective Movie Premiere Big screen premiere at the Jane Pickens Theater Thursday at 6:00PM December 9, 2010. Doors will open at 5 p.m. for the Pre-Premiere Party. Dyer Jones and Jan Slee will also be holding a book signing prior to the movie for their new book, the “Twelve Metre Class” at the Middletown West Marine Store from 3-5 p.m. “America’s Cup 12 Metre Era Retrospective” a Gary Jobson Sailing 47 minute movie. Last September, 350 sailors who competed for the America’s Cup in the 12 Metre Class between 1958 and 1987 gathered in the New York Yacht Club in Newport, Rhode Island. Throughout several days these champion yachtsmen remembered the greatest moments of the America’s Cup. This movie features the most exciting moments of ten America’s Cup matches that took place during this era. There are interviews with winning skippers Ted Turner, Dennis Conner, Ted Hood and Bill Ficker, along with many of the crews. Some newly discovered, rare footage will be seen for the first

Twelve Metre fans can get a copy of a new book on the subject, signed at West Marine this week. time. A Jobson Sailing Inc. film produced and narrated by Gary Jobson. Jobson brings you through a history of the 12 Metres and America’s Cup action, with interviews of legends from ESPN footage and video made during the 2010 12 Metre Era Reunion.

Holiday Open Houses f The Jamestown Art Center, 18 Valley St., invites the community to

their open house on Saturday, Dec. 4 from1-5 p.m. and help decorate their holiday tree. The event is being held in conjunction with the Jamestown Holiday Stroll. The new art center will also be open Sunday, Dec. 12 and 19, 10 a.m. - noon. f Annual Holiday Stroll along Bellevue Avenue & William Street Thursday, Dec. 9 from 4 - 8 p.m. Look for balloons and carolers. Join merchants for drinks, desserts and discounts. Most shops will have extended store hours on Thursday evenings throughout Dec. f Vanderbilt Hall will open their doors Sunday, Dec. 5 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. for the public to see what Peter de Savary has done to the mansion. The Vanderbilt Hall Cigarette Girls will serve house-made Christmas cookies. From 2pm-3pm, Destination Chocolate will provide a complimentary fine chocolate tasting.

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CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 they considered themselves neighbors, discussion during the meeting centered around the property, the process, and the potential suitors the building might attract. As far as the building is concerned, it boasts over 25,000square-feet of space over three stories plus an unfinished attic which, acccording to Bronk, has a slight water view. That could prove attractive to potential developers, Bronk said, considering that under current zoning, the building stands the most likely chance of being developed into a residential use similar to the Lenthal School on Spring Street. According to Bronk, his office doesn’t try to direct the development, but rather seeks to encourage a variety of proposals. “The ultimate use depends on what the city wants, what the community wants, and what the city council wants.” A request for proposal is expected to be issued sometime shortly after the new year, and Bronk said that the input received by the community will be used to guide the specifics found therein. From there, developers will be welcome to submit their proposals, which city staff will review and recommend to the council for final approval. The public will be able to weigh in on the proposals once presented to the council. “Our goal is to handle this throughout 2011,” Bronk said, noting that he has been showing the property since last summer to “several interested parties.” “We don’t simply bid these properties to the highest borders,” Bronk said. “This is not like a surplus police cruiser; we handle these properties with a little more finnesse.” In addition to passing council muster, there are a number of criteria any proposal must meet, including compliance with the city’s comprehensive plan, parking requirements, as well as screening and facilities management. So far, Bronk said, there has been “significant interest” in using the building for housing, as well as education. Several audience members inquired if Salve Regina University had expressed any interest in the property, noting that they didn’t believe a dormitory use would be appropriate for the neighborhood. “We don’t have any proposals on the table,” Bronk said. “There is no agenda at this time…We believe that the market will have better answers, than if we try to prescribe a single use.” Notable attendees included: Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano; Councilors Steve Waluk, Charles Duncan, and Justin McLaughlin; School Commiittee member Rebecca Bolan; Councilor-elect Naomi Neville; and City Manager Edward F. Lavallee.

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skiing or climbing. Team One Newport is a sailor’s delight with the world’s best-known gear, but landlubbers will appreciate (especially if it’s a brutal winter) SealSkinz ChillBlocker Socks ($55.95), waterproof socks, insulated with a liner made of expedition-weight double velour Polartec Power Stretch fleece. Other beat-the-cold stocking stuffers include Ice Bear Sailing Powder ($15), developed for active racing sailors, but can be used by anyone needing body protection in harsh environments; and organic Hive lip balm ($2.95). Take a trip up to Memorial Blvd. and stop in at a Newport staple. Water’s Brothers, owned by Sid Abbruzzi, has been around since 1971 and is your one stop shop for all your surfing, skateboarding, and clothing needs. Abbruzzi has something for everyone here, “from the cradle to the grave,” as he says. The Water Bros. clothing line, with dozens of hoodies and long sleeve tees featuring their own WB designs and colors made of organic cottons and soy inks, are a classic Newport gifts for guys and girls for under $25. If big name brands are more your style, the store features great deals by Volcom and Lost, with no men’s or women’s winter jackets costing more than $90 in a variety of styles. All DC and Vans brand sneakers are half price until they run out of stock, with no shoe costing more than $50. Is your son or daughter ready for his or her first skateboard? Water Bros. features a complete skateboard set up, including deck, trucks, and wheels for $69-99. Have a surfer in the family that wants to brave the winter waters? Winter wet suits are available between $250-325. Heading out towards Middletown is Island Sports, located on Aquidneck Ave. just past First Beach. Featuring popular name

Water Bros. clothing featuring their own WB designs and colors. brands like Volcom, Hurley, O’Neill, Roxy, and many more, they have all your winter clothing needs. The classic North Face “Denali” jacket ($165) for men and women is always a hot seller. Need something for the colder weather? For her: Patagonia’s “Down Withit” Parka is available in black and natural ($275). For him: An olive or charcoal colored Sherpa-lined hoody from Billabong ($69.50) will keep your guy stylish and warm this winter. Great stocking stuffers include Ted Shred’s Surf Wax Candle ($16.95) and a Wax Buddy ($2.50) that helps remove wax from of your favorite surfboard. A unique item found on the walls of Island Sports are Oscar Schmidt Ukelele’s. Varying in prices, with the display model going for $399, why not learn how to play a summery melody in the dead of winter? Need some gloves? Dakine’s men’s Nova winter gloves are $40. The best deal in the store is the Nixon Tide watch ($90). Once set, it not only tells you the time, but also tells you the tide… times for twenty years. These gifts, for the “active” person on your shopping list, were compiled by Andrea E. McHugh, Meg O’Neil and Lynne Tungett.

Hookah Lounge Lands on William Street By Tom Shevlin Earlier this year, Shobeiri had applied for permission to open her Genie Hookah Lounge at 547 Thames St. However, after a disagreement with the landlord, she told councilors she was actively looking for a new space. It appears now that she’s found one. Located on trendy William Street, the equally trendy hookah lounge concept could open in the space formerly home to insurance agency Starkweather & Shepley. With ample parking across the street in the Bellevue Gardens shopping plaza, some major redevelopment taking place up the way, and the burgeoning Reel Gallery next door, the lounge promises to be an interesting – if unconventional – addition to the street. For those not familiar with the concept, hookah (which is a type of tobacco smoking) dates back more than five centuries to northwestern India, where pipes were orginally fashioned from coconut shells. The practice migrated into Arab culture, where it became the focal point of countless cafes, serving as a primary

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With another Black Friday come and gone, the question needs to be asked: Were you one of those people on the news who lined up in the middle of the night at WalMart trying to get that $160 laptop? Or, were you among those who passed on the big box rush in favor of a leisurely walk downtown to check out some more local merchandise with the first Small Business Saturday? Sponsored by the Newport & Bristol County Convention and Visitors Bureau (NBCCVB), Small Business Saturday took place this past weekend on Nov. 27, and according to industry officials, the early results are promising. We say early results, because unlike the one-day madness of Black Friday or Cyber Monday, Small Business Saturday was just the start of a broader Hometown Holiday Shopping campaign sponsored by the NBCCVB. As we reported in the Nov. 24 edition of NTW, if you shop throughout the nine townships by Dec. 17 and spend $100 or more in any small, local business in any of those towns, you will be eligible to enter to win a $1,000 American Express gift card. To be a part of the raffle, show your sales receipt to either The Newport Visitor Information Center at 23 America’s Cup Ave. in Newport, open Sunday-Saturday, 9-4 p.m. or to Paper Packaging & Panache, at 418 Hope St. in Bristol, Monday – Saturday, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. The winner will be drawn on Friday, Dec. 17, at 4 p.m. at Active Sole, located on Bowen’s Wharf.

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During the period, from Monday, Nov. 22 to Sunday, Nov. 29 the Newport Police Dept. responded to 364 calls. Of that, 193 were motor vehicle related; there were 170 motor vehicle violations issued and 23 accidents. The police also responded to nine separate incidents of vandalism, five animal complaints and five noise complaints. In addition, 23 arrests were made for the following violations: n  Six arrests were made for domestic or simple assault. n  Five arrests were made for outstanding bench warrants. n  Three arrests were made for DUI. n  Two arrests were made for driving with a revoked license. n  One arrest was made for forgery. n  One arrest was made for child abuse. n  One arrest was made for under age drinking. n  The additional four arrests were made for various reasons.

All Saints Academy students welcomed philanthropist, Allan Shawn Feinstein on his annual autumn visit to the school. The students couldn’t wait to share the success of their two special service projects, “Haunting for the Hungry” and “Harvest for the Hungry”. In Haunting for the Hungry, students carried donation buckets while Trick-or-Treating and collected over $800 to help them stock local food pantries. Harvest for the Hungry was a more traditional community-wide food drive. Both projects helped the students provide over 2500 items shared with Newport’s Martin Luther King Center and Tiverton’s Community Action Program. As always the students thank Allan Shawn Feinstein for helping inspire their community service efforts. This year, they had a special reason to be extra thankful during his visit. Mr. Feinstein presented a $5,000 check to the school as his way of acknowledging the community’s efforts as a Feinstein Leadership School.

Holiday Desserts 101 Children’s Holiday On Saturday Dec. 4, Forty 1° Crafting Workshops North executive chef Daniel VanHeusden will host a “Holiday Desserts 101” cooking class from 1011:30 a.m. Students will enjoy a Hot Toddy with sweet potato puree and buttered spices upon arrival, before learning how to prepare Candy Bar Cookies and a Warm Pumpkin Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake with vanilla bean ice cream. Chef Daniel will provide recipe cards so graduates can impress holiday dinner guests with class material this season. Space is limited, cost is for $35 per person.

The Jamestown Philomenian Library invites children of all ages to their crafting workshops in Dec. The workshops run Monday through Thursday of each week, from 2-5 p.m., on a drop-in basis. Dec. 13-16: Card Making Workshop. Dec. 20-23: Ornament Making Workshop, Dec. 27-30: A new surprise craft will be made each day. For more information contact Miss Lisa at jamlibkids@gmail.com or 423-7280. or visit www.jamestownri.com/library/

Channing Church will continue to host a discussion group on addressing the homeless situation in Newport on Thursday, Dec. 9 at 7 p.m. Last month a panel of speakers spoke on the topic and a locally-made doucmentary video that was shown at the Statehouse was screened again for the audience that night. Believed by many to be a solveable problem, the discussion continues.

Newport Library Author Program On Thursday, Dec. 9, at 7 p.m., the Newport Public Library will present the final author talk of their Fall author series. Alice Goldstein will talk about her family’s experiences during WWII which she wrote about in her book, “Ordinary People, Turbulent Times.” Life was good for young Alice, living in rural southwest Germany.  Then Hitler came to power, and the world turned upside down.  Even as a small child, Ms. Goldstein felt the impact of Nazi anti-Semitism.  Her story ultimately shows how strength of spirit and faith enabled her family to remain optimistic and resilient during their struggle to leave Germany and to make new lives for themselves in America.  Goldstein is a Research Associate at Brown University’s Population Studies and Training Center and has been published widely on demographic studies and contemporary American Jewry.  “Ordinary People, Turbulent Times” is her first publication about her own family. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing at the program, which will be held in the lower level program room. Contact the Reference Desk at 847-8720 ext. 208 for more information.

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We love a good conversation. When we’re not typing on our keyboards, it’s likely that you’ll find us talking – on the phone, over coffee, or on the street – about pretty much everything under the sun having to do with life on the island. Apparently, there’s no lack of conversation online either. When we posted a story on our sister site, Newport-Now.com, about a recent story regarding 50 Washington Square, our readers took to the comment section. At issue: the below-featured poll which posed the question, “Should the 50 Washington Square complex be relocated and redeveloped?” To the side, where normally you would find our Letters to the Editor, this week we’re featuring a sampling of just some of the comments we’ve received on the subject. The issue has, understandably, stoked the passions of many our online readers, who are free to post under pseudonyms and without last names, provided they offer an e-mail address to go along with their comments. It is a policy unique to the Web. In print, we ask that letters to the editor be accompanied by full names and addresses. As such, we assume no responsibility for our readers’ opinions or claims. They are theirs and theirs alone, and do not reflect the opinions of Newport This Week or Newport Now. They are, however, illustrative of the types of conversations that we find take place every day among friends and neighbors. We’re highlighting them this week in the hope of bringing the conversation to our print readers. If you would like to weigh in on the subject, feel free to email us at News@NewportThisWeek.net, write to us at Newport This Week, 86 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840, or visit us online at Newport-Now. com. Please keep it civil. But, let’s keep talking.

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Poll Question: Should the 50 Washington Square Complex be Relocated and Redeveloped William (Nov. 20, 4:09 am) You people are pathetic. You want to get rid of these people because it’s economically viable. Yet, you only express your true feelings on the internet through anonymity. Marc (Nov. 23, 3:08 pm) William: No one is suggesting “getting rid” of these people. The question is whether the shelter should be occupying prime real estate in the epicenter of a bustling tourist town. As callous as it may sound – and admittedly it’s a very delicate subject – it’s likely not in the best interests of the town and its economy to have scores of our town’s homeless passed out on the benches of Washington Square, drinking in public, panhandling, fighting – which becomes a very serious struggle in the summer for police and business owners alike. No one wants to eradicate them, just re-assess the best location for the shelter, for the sake of the residents, the business owners, the police officers who waste valuable time and tax dollars dealing with drama in Washington Square, and the tourists whose discretionary income keeps this town afloat. Also important to bear in mind that “economic viability” isn’t really a concept to scoff at – it’s the difference between a community flourishing and going broke. Brownie points don’t pay the bills. I also suspect you wouldn’t be calling your neighbors “pathetic” if not for the very online anonymity you deride. Matt (Nov. 23, 6:40 pm) Does Newport not already have their fair share of low income housing ie Chapel Terrace, Tonomy Hill, Park Holm? Why doesn’t Middletown and Portsmouth step up to the plate and provide Low income housing instead of transporting their troublemakers to Washington Square so they can vandalize our property. Both Middletown and Portsmouth have plenty of open space available on a bus line.

Craigiri (Nov. 24, 9:33 pm) It certainly is not a matter of “looking down” at people! Let’s start with the facts: 1. Newport is a tiny town on a tiny island in a small state. 2. Newport, and RI as a whole, benefit greatly – and, in fact, NEED the income that comes from tourism and other events which are centered around the tiny downtown area. 3. In Real Estate and tourism, the same saying goes – Location, Location and Location. Ok, no one is crazy enough to claim, for example, that we should unload tens of thousands of cruise ship passengers into the back yard of a homeless shelter. It’s not much of a stretch from that to understand that the success of Newport depends on developing the relatively small ORIGINAL HISTORIC AREA which is the focus of this discussion. No one is saying to do away with any services such as low cost housing, etc. No one is saying to put the shelters and services somewhere hard to get to with public transit or even walking. But what I (and, I think others) are saying is that you don’t put these inside the very landmarks which your economy depends upon. I am probably one of the typical “outsiders” who help support the Newport economy. I bought a second home there and spend substantial sums on property tax and goods and services – yet I don’t send kids to school or use a lot of municipal services. I am also a history nut. I am somewhat appalled at the condition of some of those buildings – plywood on the windows, etc. – in that area, and the old Y building with the coming and going of people in rags (some with foul odors, honestly) certainly does not make me relish walking to the vendors on Broadway from Thames. Call me elite if you like, but good planning is important to any community and especially to one with such a tiny land mass and historic sites. They say “dance with the one that brought you to the party”, and

I would suggest to Newport officials that we (tourism) are the ones paying a lot of the bills these days. vicp (Nov. 24, 9:46 pm) I was walking down Broadway early in the evening recently and I’m sorry to say, I felt uncomfortable. It was because of the homeless element that is constantly in the area – and it’s not the first time I’ve felt that way. I am a woman and was with a girl friend that night just trying to walk to dinner, and we both were pestered by men who appeared to be homeless who were obviously extremely intoxicated hanging out on the sidewalk outside a bar. People like these men are fixtures on Broadway and Washington Square. We both discussed it afterwards – saying “see, this is the problem with Broadway. What woman wants to have to deal with that?” And before you jump on me for being so cruel – I was mugged by a homeless man once in my life already, when I was living in Boston. Tourists don’t want to worry if an area they are in is safe. Just like I don’t. I am all for social programs and am all for the shelter existing and for these people getting help. But I have to agree, it shouldn’t be in the heart of town in an area that *could* be GREAT once redeveloped – but will never be as long as that homeless shelter is where it is today. Chuck Flippo (Nov. 28, 6:53 pm) As someone who ate my bag lunch in Washington Square several times over the summer and fall as I worked my nearby tourism-related job, I have to say that I found it far more unpleasant to spend my lunch break with the people hanging around the Courthouse steps — I have to assume they were the family or friends of those on trial, though I have no way of knowing this — than with the people from the old YMCA. If we really want the Square to be a tourist-oriented spot, moving the shelter is not enough; we need to move the Courthouse as well.


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ROAD CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 In the past, proposals to reconfigure the Pell Bridge access ramps have stalled out at various levels of progress, as the city, state DOT, and bridge authority have wrestled with design specifics and traffic modeling. City Manager Edward F. Lavallee said on Monday that over the last two years, the city has been working closely with stakeholders on the state level to move forward with the project, and the design being offered by the AIPC could be the basis for a common ground solution. â&#x20AC;&#x153;One of the real positive things that has come out of this process,â&#x20AC;? said Witt, â&#x20AC;&#x153;is that it really has forced everyone to sit down and talk about these things.â&#x20AC;? Among the improvements being considered: n Eliminating the â&#x20AC;&#x153;road to nowhere,â&#x20AC;? opening up a large swath of land next to the city-owed lot on Halsey Street for potential redevelopment n Relocating the downtown Newport exit further down the bridge off-ramp so as to allow cars to funnel onto Farewell Street further from the Van Zandt intersection n Constructing a Halsey Street extension that would be located just behind the Stop and Shop

plaza, connecting Admiral Kalbfus Road with JT Connell Highway, anchored at either end by a pair of roundabouts to facilitate the flow of traffic. n The plan also calls for the widening of JT Connell Highway and sets the stage for the potential siting of a future intermodal transit center just off the bridge. n The project would also eliminate the Admiral Kalbfus overpass. n There would still remain two separate points of exit off the bridge, as well as two access points onto the bridge According to AIPC estimates, the preliminary order of magnitude cost for the Pell Bridge access improvement project is $34 million, with $27 million going into construction in the Pell Bridge area, $3.7 million for improvements to JT Connell Highway, and $3.3 million to complete the Halsey Street extension. While no time frame has been set for seeking funding on any given project, Witt of the AIPC said that the transportation study is expected to wrap up in the spring. To learn more about the potential Pell Bridge access improvement project, as well as dozens of other concepts aimed at improving transportation on Aquidneck Island, join the AIPC on Dec. 9 at

the Aquidneck Island Christian Academy - 321 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, from 6 - 9 p.m. The evening will feature three sections. The first will be an open house from 6-6:30 p.m., followed by a formal presentation at 6:30 p.m. and workshop-style breakout sessions. The brief presentation will include an overview of the preliminary transportation improvement alternatives. The first transportation workshop, held in September 2009, focused on eliciting community opinion on transportation mobility ideas and concerns for Aquidneck Island. At the second workshop in April 2010, the study team presented existing and future conditions, evaluation criteria, and discussed a range of potential transportation mobility recommendations. The purpose of this third public forum is to present and discuss preliminary transit, roadway, bicycle/pedestrian alternatives for the Island. For additional information on the meeting or to request special accommodations, contact the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission at (401) 845-9299 or visit the study website at www.vhb. com/aquidneck. Feedback from the first two public workshops is posted on the website.

Kelley to Lead School Committee By Tom Shevlin NEWPORT â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Elected to his second term in November, Patrick Kelley now appears headed to lead the School Committee for the next two years when the new committee is formally reorganized in January. He will replace Jo Eva Gaines, whose tenure was defined by a successful effort to put forth a plan to build a new centralized elementary school in the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s North End. Meeting in special session on Monday, Nov. 29, the incoming School Committee voted to seat Kelley as committee chair, with Rebecca Bolan serving as vice chair. Bolan provided the nomina-

tion, with Kelley, Robert Leary, and Thomas Phelan also lending support. Gaines had indicated that she felt the committeeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s top vote-getter should serve as chair, nominating former School Committee Chair Dr. Charlie Shoemaker as her replacement. Gaines placed a close second to Shoemakerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 4,006 votes in Novemberâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s election, edged out by just 50 votes. Sandra J. Flowers, who placed third, completed a bloc comprised of the top three votegetters in supporting Shoemakerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s nomination. But with several high-profile issues from contract negotiation to

the construction of the new Claiborne d. Pell Elementary School on tap, the majority of the new committee felt Kelley was better equipped to handle the job. Citing his background in project management, Kelley has said that he would like to bring down the $18,000 per-pupil cost the city spends on education, and work closely with the administration to boost student achievement levels. In early November, Kelley told Newport Now his decision to seek the chairâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s position over incumbent chairwoman Gaines was â&#x20AC;&#x153;nothing personal,â&#x20AC;? adding that he has great respect for the job she has done over the last two years.

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The Book Discussion Groups at the Jamestown Library will meet on Mon. Dec. 20 and Tues. Dec. 21 at 7 p.m. to discuss â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Art Of Racing In The Rain: A Novelâ&#x20AC;? by Garth Stein.; the Afternoon Group meets on the third Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m. Both groups are facilitated by library director, Judy Bell. Discussions are free and open to the public. For more information, or to reserve a copy of the book through the Ocean State Library system, call 423-7280.

Flu Clinics Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties will hold seasonal flu clinics for people aged 18 and older at the VNS Newport Office, 21 Chapel St. through Dec. The clinics will be offered every Mon., Wed. and Fri., from 2:30-4 p.m. and every Tues. from 10 a.m. - noon.

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At the 91st Annual Meeting of Seamenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Institute on November 19, Board President David C. Brown recognized 2010 as a milestone year for the organization and thanked board members, staff, donors and the membership for their outstanding support while the Institute has undertaken a major construction project to renovate their historic building at 18 Market Square. Seamenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s is now within 10% of completing the $2.5 million â&#x20AC;&#x153;History with a Heartâ&#x20AC;? capital campaign. He also mentioned that engraved recognition bricks are still available for installation within the Bowenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wharf entrance. Elected as a new member of the Board of Directors was Louis A. Fazzano of Newport. Juliette McLennan, a member of Seamenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Board of Directors, shared a letter received from former President George H. W. Bush congratulating the Institute on its accomplishment of creating an ADA compatible facility. For more information on Seamenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church Institute, or details on purchasing the commemorative bricks, call 401847-4260 or visit www.seamensnewport.org.

Navy Choristers at St. Lucyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s The Newport Navy Choristers, under the direction of JoAnn Loewenthal, will present â&#x20AC;&#x153;Christmas in Song,â&#x20AC;? on Friday, Dec. 10, at 7:30 p.m. at St. Lucyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church, 909 West Main Road, Middletown. The concert will benefit The Potter League for Animals. Tickets are $10 adults, $6 seniors/children, $20 families and are available at the Potter League or at the door. Navy Band Holiday Concert The Northeast Navy Pops Ensemble will present a FREE holiday concert at the Naval War Collegeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Spruance Auditorium on

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Santa’s Workshop The Newport Recreation Department presents their annual Santa’s Workshop on Saturday, Dec. 4 at the Easton’s Beach Rotunda and carousel from noon to 3 p.m. During the afternoon children can make a variety of crafts, go for a ride on the carousel and look for the golden ring. Weather permitting, a small gauge train is on hand outside for rides too. The much-anticipated Santa arrives at 12:30 by fire truck and then takes a seat in a large wingback chair. Children perch on his lap to tell him what they’re hoping for on Christmas morning. Santa’s elves that day are volunteers from Rogers High School and the Newport Rotary Club, who sponsors the event. A goody bag is also given out to each child to take home. The cost of the event is $5 per child, Parents, grandparents and other adults are admitted free,

A new addition to the Christmas in Newport calendar this year is a program sponsored by the Friends Book Store at the Newport Public Library. The Friends of the Library will present “A Winter’s Tail” featuring “Reading Fur Fun” dogs on Saturday, December 4 in the Spring Street lobby of the library. Two sessions will be offered: 11 a.m. to noon and 1 to 2 p.m. The Friends Bookstore invites children from the ages of 5 to 9 years to attend and read seasonal stories to a Potter League trained dog. All of the “Reading Fur Fun” dogs are Potter League volunteers along with their owners. These are not shelter dogs although they may have been adopted from a shelter. The dogs have passed a test qualifying them to be therapy dogs. They may be certified by the Delta Society or Therapy Dogs International. These teams usually work in a school setting, an after school program, or in a Child and Family Services’ group home on a weekly basis providing an opportunity for children to improve their reading skills if below grade level, gain confidence in reading aloud, and develop a love for reading. The Potter League has held “Reading Fur Fun” events at all three of Aquidneck Island’s libraries over the years. Children will participate in small groups and can enjoy crafts and refreshments while waiting to read to the dogs. Here is an opportunity for children to take part in a unique experience. The event is free and many books in the Bookstore will be offered at special prices on that date. – Florence Archambault

Historically Speaking, Christmas in Newport was No Holiday

The oldest house in Newport is the 1697 Wantn-Lyman-Hazard house on Broadway.

Candlelight House Tour The Christmas in Newport flags, with their cherubic angel, are a sign of an official Christmas in Newport event. The Newport Artillery Co. member above welcomes visitors to a previous Candlelight Tours of Historic Private Homes. Held on Dec. 26, 27 and 28 it is one of the favorite events of the month-long celebration. Homes on this year’s tour will be announced midDecember. There is a $3 charge to view each house. Different homes will be open each day over the course of the three-day tour. Maps with addresses will be available at the Visitor’s Center by the middle of the month.

Christmas in Newport during Colonial times was nothing like the Christmas in Newport month-long celebration that we know today, says Newport Historical Society director of education, Ingrid Peters. In fact, it was a very somber time, especially during wartime, 1782, when the British were occupying the city and about half of the city’s residents had fled. In keeping with that spirit, the Society is offering a pair of tours that highlight the hardships that Colonial Newporters faced in dealing with the onset of a New England winter. “Keeping Warm in the Colonial Period” invites visitors to tour the oldest house in Newport, the 1697 Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House on Broadway. “The emphasis is on what life was like here in the winter,” says Peters. “This will be a full tour of the house, led by an authentically costumed interpreter who will enact the role of Polly Wanton Ly-

man.” Fireplaces in the historic house will not be lit, both because of the hazard that a fire would present and also because, as Peters says, “Firewood in those times was scarce, so fires were kept to a minimum.” “Keeping Warm” tours will be offered on two upcoming Saturdays, Dec. 4 and 11, leaving from the Museum at the Brick Market, 127 Thames St., at 11:30 a.m. Cost is $15, and reservations are requested; call (401) 841-8770. The Historical Society is also offering Lantern Tours of Newport on Friday and Saturday evenings through Dec. 18, also departing from the Museum at the Brick Market. “These tours are about celebrating authentic winter traditions in Colonial Newport,” says Peters. “There’s this myth that they were decorating and celebrating Christmas back then, when in fact, many people did not observe the holiday whatsoever, and in some places any cel-

ebration was outlawed.” Tour guides will talk about the ways that different religious groups related to Christmas. Of all of the groups in Newport, the Anglicans would have marked the season “with a little more pomp and circumstance” than other groups, says Peters. “The Quakers, for example, believed that Christmas was no different than any other day.” The tours include a look at two first-floor rooms of the WantonLyman-Hazard House “to give visitors a taste of what being inside on a dark winter evening during the Revolution would have been like,” says Peters. Lantern Tours cost $12 for adults, $8 for NHS members and children. Departure is from the Brick Market Museum and Shop, 127 Thames St., at 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays through Dec. 18, weather permitting. Reservations are recommended; call 841-8770.

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skiing or climbing. Team One Newport is a sailor’s delight with the world’s best-known gear, but landlubbers will appreciate (especially if it’s a brutal winter) SealSkinz ChillBlocker Socks ($55.95), waterproof socks, insulated with a liner made of expedition-weight double velour Polartec Power Stretch fleece. Other beat-the-cold stocking stuffers include Ice Bear Sailing Powder ($15), developed for active racing sailors, but can be used by anyone needing body protection in harsh environments; and organic Hive lip balm ($2.95). Take a trip up to Memorial Blvd. and stop in at a Newport staple. Water’s Brothers, owned by Sid Abbruzzi, has been around since 1971 and is your one stop shop for all your surfing, skateboarding, and clothing needs. Abbruzzi has something for everyone here, “from the cradle to the grave,” as he says. The Water Bros. clothing line, with dozens of hoodies and long sleeve tees featuring their own WB designs and colors made of organic cottons and soy inks, are a classic Newport gifts for guys and girls for under $25. If big name brands are more your style, the store features great deals by Volcom and Lost, with no men’s or women’s winter jackets costing more than $90 in a variety of styles. All DC and Vans brand sneakers are half price until they run out of stock, with no shoe costing more than $50. Is your son or daughter ready for his or her first skateboard? Water Bros. features a complete skateboard set up, including deck, trucks, and wheels for $69-99. Have a surfer in the family that wants to brave the winter waters? Winter wet suits are available between $250-325. Heading out towards Middletown is Island Sports, located on Aquidneck Ave. just past First Beach. Featuring popular name

Water Bros. clothing featuring their own WB designs and colors. brands like Volcom, Hurley, O’Neill, Roxy, and many more, they have all your winter clothing needs. The classic North Face “Denali” jacket ($165) for men and women is always a hot seller. Need something for the colder weather? For her: Patagonia’s “Down Withit” Parka is available in black and natural ($275). For him: An olive or charcoal colored Sherpa-lined hoody from Billabong ($69.50) will keep your guy stylish and warm this winter. Great stocking stuffers include Ted Shred’s Surf Wax Candle ($16.95) and a Wax Buddy ($2.50) that helps remove wax from of your favorite surfboard. A unique item found on the walls of Island Sports are Oscar Schmidt Ukelele’s. Varying in prices, with the display model going for $399, why not learn how to play a summery melody in the dead of winter? Need some gloves? Dakine’s men’s Nova winter gloves are $40. The best deal in the store is the Nixon Tide watch ($90). Once set, it not only tells you the time, but also tells you the tide… times for twenty years. These gifts, for the “active” person on your shopping list, were compiled by Andrea E. McHugh, Meg O’Neil and Lynne Tungett.

Hookah Lounge Lands on William Street By Tom Shevlin Earlier this year, Shobeiri had applied for permission to open her Genie Hookah Lounge at 547 Thames St. However, after a disagreement with the landlord, she told councilors she was actively looking for a new space. It appears now that she’s found one. Located on trendy William Street, the equally trendy hookah lounge concept could open in the space formerly home to insurance agency Starkweather & Shepley. With ample parking across the street in the Bellevue Gardens shopping plaza, some major redevelopment taking place up the way, and the burgeoning Reel Gallery next door, the lounge promises to be an interesting – if unconventional – addition to the street. For those not familiar with the concept, hookah (which is a type of tobacco smoking) dates back more than five centuries to northwestern India, where pipes were orginally fashioned from coconut shells. The practice migrated into Arab culture, where it became the focal point of countless cafes, serving as a primary

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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

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Swanhurst Chorus â&#x20AC;&#x153;Queen of Heavenâ&#x20AC;? Christmas Choral Concert, St. Johnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church, Washington & Willow Sts., 7:30 p.m. with a pre-concert lecture at 7 p.m. The evening will feature the works of Mozart in honor of the Virgin Mary. Tickets are $20 in advance, $23 at the door, and $10 for full-time students. Tickets and info at 682-1630 or www.Swanhurst.org

Please bring a dry goods food donation for the MLKCC food pantry Sponsored by St. Paul â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s United Methodist Church Call 846-0966 for reservations or more info

Salve Regina Universityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 34th Annual Governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ball, 9 p.m., Ochre Court, 100 Ochre Point Ave. $150 per person, corporate sponsorship available also. Black tie gala with proceeds benefiting Salve Reginaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s scholarship fund. 401-3412381 or muredduc@salve.edu

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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 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, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A 1730â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Christmasâ&#x20AC;?, 2-4 p.m., Whitehall Museum House, 311 Berkeley Ave., Middletown. A colonial Christmas party, candle-lit tours of the histor-

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5-8 p.m. 848-8200. www.newportartmuseum.org

*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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â&#x20AC;&#x153;Deck the Hallâ&#x20AC;?, 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 www.tennisfame.com

Monday, December 6 *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.

Tuesday, December 7 All in A Chord, Womanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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.

Wednesday, December 8 Potter League for Animals â&#x20AC;&#x153;Candlelight Memorial Celebration,â&#x20AC;? 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 susanr@potterleague.org. Christmas Acoustic Concert, 7-9:30p.m., Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham St. Many of the areaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s fine musicians will perform acoustic music for the benefit of Lucyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. www.newportartmuseum.org *Studentâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Gallery Talk, 5:30 p.m., Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave. Free. The Museum is open free of charge

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.

*30th Annual Newport Yachting Center Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Sovereign Bank Family Skating Center, 5:30 p.m., Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. Lucyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church, 909 W. Main Rd., Middletown. Concert to benefit Potter League for Animals. Admission $10 adults, $6 children under 12 & seniors, $20 family. www.newportnavychoristers.org 849-1135. St. Georgeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. www.stgeorges. edu 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. *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.

Saturday, December 11 *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. www. tennisfame.com Christmas In â&#x20AC;&#x153;Signâ&#x20AC;?, 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 https://www.ovationtix.com/trs/ pr/778955 for tickets & more info 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

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Newport County Innâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. 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 â&#x20AC;&#x153;Invisible Church.â&#x20AC;? Come and share the rich history of songs that tell the story of Black America. Free will offering. 847-1707 or (401)2250848. Victorian Christmas Feast, 7 p.m., Newport Art Museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;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. www.newportartmuseum.org

Christmas Open House, 2-4 p.m., Glen Manor House, 3 Frank Coelho Dr., Portsmouth. Local entertainment. Free. 683-4177. Newport County Innâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bed and Breakfast Christmas Tours, 2-5 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. 855-8701 or visit www.NewportInns.com. Music in the Galleries â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Holiday Concert with the Navy Band Northeastâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Woodwind Quintet, Crosswinds, 2 p.m., Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave. Free. 848-8200. www.newportartmuseum.org 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.

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.

*The Polar Express Train Ride, aboard the Newport Dinner Train, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., see Dec. 3 for details.

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

*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. 8419753, clunyschool.org

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. 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. *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 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.

Tuesday, December 14 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. 6836565. www.dicklupinomusic@gmail. com Rogers High School Winter Concert, 7:00p.m., Rogers High School, 15 Wickham Rd. Donations accepted at the door. 847-6235.

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. 8477565. www.stgeorges.edu

Wednesday, December 15 Judging of the Newport Doorway Contest, deadline is Thursday, Dec. 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. 23rd Annual WADK-AM/WJZS-FM 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. 847-1493.

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. 846-7426. 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, 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.

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jâ&#x20AC;&#x201A; The Portsmouth Arts Guild is holding its 4th annual â&#x20AC;&#x153;Gift Gallery Table Saleâ&#x20AC;? on Saturday, Dec. 4 from 10 a.m. -4 p.m. Local artists will each have a large table to display and sell an array of handcrafted gift items, include: note cards, jewelry, photographs, silk-screened T-shirts, small artworks and more. Stop by Saturday, December 4th for one day only of affordable gift buying and enjoy some refreshments. This event is free and open to the public. Handicap accessible. In addition to the crafts, all the artwork on the gallery walls in the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Under $200 Holiday Art Saleâ&#x20AC;? is available to purchase until Dec. 19th. Free admission. 2679 East Main Rd. next to St. Paulâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Church jâ&#x20AC;&#x201A; The Jamestown Gallery, part of the Jamestown Chamber of Commerce Holiday Stroll this Saturday, Dec. 4, will be open at 10 a.m. serving hot cider and holiday cookies. From 5-8 p.m. (after the Christmas Tree Lighting), the gallery will have their December Reception with the artists present to answer questions about their art, wine and cheese and more. The Alley Cats will also be on hand singing Christmas tunes. 47 Conanicus Ave., 423-3383 Didi Suydam Contemporary holiday preview and open house Sunday, Dec. 5 from 2-5 p.m. Bronze and steel sculpture, photography and jewelry will be on display. Nibbles and spirits will be served, 25 Mill St., Newport, 8489414 jâ&#x20AC;&#x201A; Closing out the 2010 Newport Gallery Night Series, CADEAUX du MONDE will feature a favorite holiday theme--ongoing informal gallery talks from 5:00 until 8:00 in the evening of Dec. 9 exploring the diversity of inculturated creches and nativities from around the world focusing on the wide variety of materials used as well as the differences

in the depiction of these iconic figures. Folk art inculturated creches not only represent the artistâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s concept of the birth of Jesus Christ, but also bring ownership to this monumental event. Expressed in these creches is the universality of the theme which lends itself to each individual culture. These gallery talks will be illustrated with CADEAUX du MONDEâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s current collection of fairly traded folk art nativities from Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and Latin America. 26 Mary Street, Newport, 848-0550 jâ&#x20AC;&#x201A; The Bristol Art Gallery will be holding a Christmas Art Show & Sale on Friday through Sunday, Dec.10-12 from 11 a.m. - 5 p.m. 25% of the funds raised from each painting sold donated to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;Friends of the Bristol Animal Shelterâ&#x20AC;? to help with their added winter expenses. All paintings will be originals priced below $250.Refreshments will be served as you browse to find those hard to please on your list. Hours: Tues.- Thur.10 to 5 Fri.& Sat.11 to 6 Sunday 11 to 4 Closed Mondays jâ&#x20AC;&#x201A; Hope Gallery Open House and Holiday Shopping & Fundraiser will be held Friday through Sunday, Dec.10-12 from noon - 5 p.m. 10% of the proceeds will go to the East Bay Food Pantry. Please bring 1-2 items of a non-perishable food to donate to East Bay Food Pantry. 435 Hope St., Bristol, 396-9117 jâ&#x20AC;&#x201A; The Annual Holiday Fine Arts and Crafts Invitational hosted by the DeBlois Gallery has become a popular Newport holiday tradition. It runs through Dec. 24 and features an array of blown glass, pottery, wearable art, ornaments, calendars, wall art, soaps, handcrafted jewelry, pillows, scarves and other items too numerous to mention. 138 Bellevue Ave. 847-9977.

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Thursday, December 2

Thursday Dec. 2

Christie’s – DJ & Dancing with DJ Henney Marina Cafe–Dick Lupino & Friends 6:30-9 p.m.

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Newport Marriot–Rebecca Cline on piano, 7-10 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub–DJ Curfew, 10 p.m. One Pelham East–Keith Manville

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, www.newportmurdermystery.com A Midsummer Night’s Dream 8 p.m. Stanford White Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St. Shakespeare’s masterpiece performed by Salve Regina students. To purchase tickets via phone, call the box office at 341-2250.

Perro Salado –    Honky Tonk Knights Rhino Bar– Reggae Night Hot Like Fire,    10 p.m. – 1 a.m.

Friday, December 3 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 – Felix Brown 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand – Rumors, 9p.m. O’Brien’s Pub–Chopville, 10 p.m.-12:45 a.m. One Pelham East–The Kulprits Rhino Bar – D5 & the After Effect Rhumbline – Lois Vaughan Sambar – Live Acoustic with Andre, 9 p.m.

Saturday, December 4 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 – Flock of Assholes-80s Tribute, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand – Mike Donovan & Tom Cotter 8 p.m. Triad, 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 –Batteries Not Included

41 North Christmas Tree Lighting Sparking lights, Santa Claus, and the Swanhurst Chorus, 5:30 p.m., 351 Thames St., www.41north.com 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.

Friday Dec. 3

Holiday Lantern Tour A lantern-lit stroll through Newport’s streets at 5 p.m. Hear stories detailing ways that colonial residents celebrated the holiday season. Museum & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 841-8770 Moustache Bash The men have been raising money all “Movember” to help raise awareness of men’s cancers. Help shave off their moustaches at the Gas Lamp Grill at 7 p.m. A cover charge and proceeds from Newport Storm beer sales will help the “Newport Muzzy” team at www. movember.com Critter Glitter 6 – 8 p.m., Potter League for Animals jewelry sale preview party. 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown. A Midsummer Night’s Dream 8 p.m. Salve Regina University students put on Shakespeare’s classic play. The Casino Theater, 9 Freebody St., 811-4111

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The Bit Players: Seasonal Bits Ho-ho-ho your way through the holidays with this seasonal twist on improv. 8 p.m., $15, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8493474.

Saturday Dec. 4

Equality Park Decorating Volunteer to help decorate Equality Park at 9 a.m. Artisans by the Bay Holiday show from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. 28 master artisans selling an array of works. Elks Lodge, on the corner of Bellevue Ave. and Pelham St. 683-3447.

Castle Hill – Dick Lupino & Friends, 12:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. Clarke Cooke House– Bobby Ferreira, 12:30–3:30 p.m.

Let us host your holiday event, parties big or small, tables for 2 or 12!

OceanCliff Hotel Holiday Gala Saturday December 11th 6pm - 11pm

Moore Blooms Holiday Sale Christmas trees, wreaths, poinsettias, crafts, and more. Santa will visit from noon – 4 p.m. Fun for the whole family. Moore Blooms, 577 Green End Ave., Middletown, 848-2096.

Fine food, cocktails, and holiday cheer.

Critter Glitter Jewelry sale from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. at the Potter League for Animals. 846-0592.

Cocktail Hour Upon Arrival with complimentary beer and wine followed by a 3 Course Dinner and Live Entertainment by

Middletown Rotary Coffee taste testing from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. at Custom House Coffee, 796 Aquidneck Ave.

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Middletown Historical Society Meeting 9:30 a.m., Paradise School, corners of Prospect and Paradise Avenues, Middletown. All residents welcome.

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Holiday Desserts 101 Forty 1 North cooking class from 10 – 11:30 a.m. $35 per person. Family Tour and Art Project See art and make art together at the Newport Art Museum. 10 – 11:30 a.m. $18 per family. 76 Bellevue Ave., 848-8200.

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Coastal Clean-Up Come help clean-up Hull Cove in Jamestown from noon – 2 p.m. Halfway between Mackerel Cove and Beavertail Point.

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Newport Blues Café – Badfish, 9:30 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub– Karaoke, 9 p.m. One Pelham East–Chopville, 6-9 p.m.; Chris Gauthier, 10 p.m.-1 a.m.

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Portsmouth Arts Guild Fourth Annual Gift Gallery Table Sale from 10 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 p.m. 2679 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 2935ART. The Spirit of Christmas Arts and Crafts Festival 10 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 p.m. A selection of the finest New England artisans will showcase their work. A canned good donation is kindly appreciated. St. Philomena School, 324 Corys Lane, Portsmouth, 683-0268 Swanhurst Chorus The choral group performs â&#x20AC;&#x153;Mary,

Queen of Heaven â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A Mozartian Tributeâ&#x20AC;? at 7:30 p.m. located at St. John the Evangelist Church, located on the Point. $20, call 682-1630 or visit www.swanhurst.org

Bowenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wharf Tree Lighting Festivities start at 4:30 p.m. with the tree lighting and Santaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s arrival at 6 p.m. Rain or shine. 13 Bowenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Wharf, 849-2243.

Sensational Seals Seal watching off the coast of Rose Island! Noon, departs from Bowenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ferry Landing. See Savethebay.org for more details.

Holiday Evening at the Breakers Take a leisurely self-guided tour through the opulent mansion as you enjoy live holiday music, sweets, eggnog and cider. 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8 p.m. 44 Ochre Point Ave., 8471000.

Keeping Warm in the Colonial Period Learn how 18th century residents made their way through the winter. 11:30 a.m., $15 per person.

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Museum & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. 841-8770.

Dinner: Every Night Lunch: Friday, Saturday & Sunday Brunch: Sunday Disco: Saturday Night Foreverly Brothers Fri. & Sat. Nights

Governorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ball 34th Annual event at Salve Regina University. 9 p.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1 a.m. www. salve.edu Harbor Fine Art Christmas Come meet artists and partake in holiday cheer from 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8 p.m. at 134 Spring St. Show runs through Jan. 8, 2011. Comedy at the Casino Two headliners in one night! Mike Donovan and Tim Cotter at the Newport Grand Even Center. 150 Admiral Kalbfus Rd., 8 p.m., 21+ show, 608-6777. Common Fence Music Samuel James at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and are available at the ticket desk from 3 - 5 p.m. 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, 683-5805. Holiday Lantern Tour 5 p.m. Please see Friday, Dec. 3 for more details. A Midsummer Nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dream 8 p.m. Please see Friday, Dec. 4 for more details.

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Sunday Dec. 5

Deck the Hall The annual outdoor lighting ceremony at the International Tennis Hall of Fame to showcase holiday dĂŠcor. Caroling will be led by the Cluny School Choir. Free! 194 Bellevue Ave., 849-3990 Sensational Seals Noon, please see Saturday, Dec. 4 for more details. A Midsummer Nightâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Dream 3 p.m., Please see Friday, Dec. 4 for more details. Christmas with the Whitehornes 10 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 3 p.m. Please see Saturday, Dec. 4 for more details.

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Tuesday Dec. 7

Gingerbread House Workshop 3:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4:30 p.m. For children of all ages at the Jamestown Library. Think candy, frosting, and more candy! Space is limited so pre-register by calling 423-7280. Holiday Crafting Workshop 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 p.m. Jamestown Library, Please see Monday, Dec. 6 for more information. IYRS Lecture â&#x20AC;&#x153;Racing Thoroughbred of the Futureâ&#x20AC;? with Don Watson at 7:30 p.m. Lectures are free to members of IYRS and the Museum of Yachting members. $7 for nonmembers. 449 Thames St., 848-5777

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Thursday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m. against Johnson & Wales, away, Providence, RI Saturday, Dec. 4, 1 p.m. against Roger Williams, home, Rodgers Rec. Center Tuesday, Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. against Rhode Island College,â&#x20AC;&#x201A; home, Rodgers Rec. Center Thursday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m. against Daniel Webster, away, Nashua, NH Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Basketball (4 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 0) Thursday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m. against UMass-Dartmouth, â&#x20AC;&#x201A; home, Rodgers Rec. Center Saturday, Dec. 4, 3 p.m. against Mass. Liberal Arts, home, Rodgers Rec. Center Tuesday, Dec. 7, 5:30 p.m. against Rhode Island College,â&#x20AC;&#x192; home, Rodgers Rec. Center Womenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ice Hockey (2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5) Friday, Dec. 3, 3 p.m. against Southern Maine, away, Gorham, ME Saturday, Dec. 4, 3 p.m. against Plymouth State, away, Plymouth, NH Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Ice Hockey (0 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5) Saturday, Dec. 4, 3:35 p.m. against Western New England, â&#x20AC;&#x201A; away, Springfield, MA Sunday, Dec. 5, 4:45 p.m. against Johnson & Wales, â&#x20AC;&#x192;

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Chess Group Weekly meeting of pick-up chess at Empire Tea & Coffee at 22 Broadway, 7:30 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 10 p.m. National Immune Boosting for Children, 7-8:30 p.m. . Learn simple acupressure protocol. $25, 19 Friendship Street, Suite 300, Newport. Register at 207-4670.

Thursday Dec. 9

Annual Holiday Stroll Join the shops on Bellevue Ave. and William St. from 4 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8 p.m. for a wintertime stroll. Drinks, desserts, and discounts! Look for balloons and carolers at participating storefronts. Author Program Newport Public Library presents author Alice Goldstein, 7 p.m. 847820 ext. 208. Holiday Crafting Workshop 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 p.m. Jamestown Library, Please see Monday, Dec. 6 for more information. Newport Gallery Night Explore and experience the art of Newport the second Thursday of every month. 5 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 8 p.m.

Middletown High School

Gift CertiďŹ cates! SUNDAY BRUNCH â&#x20AC;Ś â&#x20AC;&#x153;One For Them - One For Youâ&#x20AC;? For EachITâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S $25 ON! â&#x20AC;Ś P.J. Gift CertiďŹ cate You Buy, Get a Gift CertiďŹ cate 10AM to 2PM For a Burger-and-a-Beer Good Food, Cheap, Every Day!

Acoustic Christmas Concert A benefit for Lucyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hearth and McKinnley Shelter. 7 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9:30 p.m. at Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham St., $10 donation and children are free. 849-4250.

Girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Swimming Tuesday, Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m., Injury Fund Relay Carnivalâ&#x20AC;&#x201A; at Portsmouth High School Boyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Swimming Tuesday, Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m., Injury Fund Relay Carnival at Portsmouth High School

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Boyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Basketball Friday, Dec. 3, 7:45 p.m. against Mt. Hope High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x201A; at home Girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Basketball Friday, Dec. 3, 6 p.m. against Central Fall High Schoolâ&#x20AC;&#x201A; at home Boyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hockey Saturday, Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m. against South Kingstown â&#x20AC;&#x201A; High School at West Warwick Civic Center

Boyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Basketball Friday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m. against Warwick Veterans High School away Girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Basketball Thursday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m. against Our Lady of Fatima High School, away Tuesday, Dec. 7, 7 p.m. against Moses Brown at home Thursday, Dec. 9, 7 p.m. against Our Lady of Fatima High School, away Boyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Hockey Saturday, Dec. 4, 6:30 p.m. against Prout School at Dennis Lynch Arena Wrestling Friday, Dec. 10, 7 p.m. against Moses Brown at Gaudet Girlâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Swimming Tuesday, Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m., Injury Fund Relay Carnival at Portsmouth High School Boyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Swimming Tuesday, Dec. 7, 6:30 p.m., Injury Fund Relay Carnival at Portsmouth High School

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Continued from p. 15 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. www. newportmansions.org 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 & Dearborn 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 www.Swanhurst.org. 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 http://www. ovationtix.com/trs/pe/8436295. Proceeds benefit Salve Reginaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Theatre Arts Program. For more info www. theatrestreetproductions.com

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Tuesday, December 21 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 non-members. 8488200. www.newportartmuseum.org

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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)293-0965.

Tuesday, December 28 *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 houses open each day of tour. (401)293-0965.

Wednesday, December 29 UnDecked Halls: A Glimpse Behind the Shutters at Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 10-3 p.m. (last tour at 2:30) *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.

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

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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.

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CHRISTMAS CONTINUED FROM PG. 3 problems. Among them was the Turtle Frolic – a fancy dress costume dinner and dance that recreated a real Colonial-era event. The Frolic was held on Dec. 23 for many years at what is now the Hyatt Regency Hotel and was very popular, but it became cost-prohibitive to produce and had to be dropped from the calendar, says Wolfenden. “Another one was the craft fair that used to draw crafters from all over New England. That was always held at the Viking Hotel, but when the Viking changed its ballroom over to a spa a few years ago, there wasn’t enough room for the craft fair anymore, and we couldn’t find another space that was large enough that we could afford.” Each year, though, a few new events are added, helping to keep the calendar fresh. Among those that are new this year, says MacKnight (who is expecting to take her granddaughter to it) is the “American Girl Christmas” on Dec. 19 at the Edward King Center, which includes a doll fashion show. Another new event is “A Winter’s Tail,” at the Newport Public Library on Dec. 4 at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m.: Children age 5 to 9 will read aloud Christmas stories to a Potter League shelter dog, as a benefit for the animal shelter. Also new on the calendar: Murder Mystery at the Newport Art Museum, performed by members of the acting troupe that formerly staffed Mrs. Astor’s Beechwood. At least one event that had been discontinued for a few years has been revived: “The Tennis Hall of Fame has brought back the reading of The Night Before Christmas,” says MacKnight. “That had been off the calendar for a few years, but now it’s back (Dec. 11, 3 p.m.)” MacKnight – who can recite off the

top of her head the date and time of almost any of the 75 or so events on the Christmas in Newport calendar – is the person who types them up for the printer each year in late October or early November. Planning for the festival is a process that begins each year in early spring for the following Christmas season. “We get going again in March, with a board meeting and a meeting of the membership, which is everyone who had something on the calendar for the previous year,” says MacKnight, who has been a board member of Christmas in Newport for 28 years and its president for 19. She will be busy each day this month – going to many of the events with friends and family, and volunteering at others, such as the Historic House Tours, at which she is a regular. “I’ll stay home on New Year’s Eve to celebrate by watching the movies I’ve missed all month,” says MacKnight, whose obvious commitment to Christmas in Newport makes her a worthy heir to the Myers legacy – a legacy which was honored Nov. 21 with the placement of a bench in front of the Courthouse, close to the Christmas tree that was lit for the beginning of this year’s event on Dec. 1. Would Myers have been pleased with the Christmas in Newport celebration as it is today? “Oh, absolutely,” says MacKnight. “Ruth stayed very involved with Christmas in Newport almost right up until her death four years ago. I would go up to visit her at Blenheim (assisted living center), which was where she spent her last years, and she would always want to know all about everything that was going on.”

Demand Doubled for Assistance to Needy Help is Needed by December 10 Last year, Child & Family (C&F) distributed 71 Thanksgiving baskets to families needing assistance. According to Landa Patterson, C&F Coordinator of Volunteer services, that number doubled this year. By her tally, 446 individuals benefited from the support, provided by the agency. As the Christmas season and their Adopt-A-Family program deadline approaches, C&F is issuing a call to action for businesses, organizations and individuals, to open their checkbooks to help those less fortunate. The num-

ber of registered families, thus far, has exceeded 125, more than 40 families than in the previous year, and the deadline to request assistance is not until Dec. 10. When a family is chosen for “adoption,” the donor is given a “wish list” of clothing sizes, toys or other gifts. Food for a holiday meal is also part of the Adopt-AFamily program. If stepping up for a whole family seems daunting, Patterson said C&F welcomes any monetary donation or gift cards. “Anything and everything is helpful,” she said. “Not one can of food or

item that’s dropped off is left behind.” “Thankfully, people are very generous here in Newport,” said Keith Tavares, Director of Institutional Advancement for C&F, “Besides all the local families we help, C&F also provides extra gifts for nearly 100 youths that reside in our eleven group homes on Aquidneck Island.” For more information on how to help or “adopt a family,” contact Patterson at 848-4210 or via email lpatterson@childandfamilyri.com

Getting In the “Spirit” Toys For Tots

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.

City Food Drive

City of Newport employees invite the public to join them in a city-wide food drive for the upcoming season. Non-perishable items can be dropped off in the bins at the Police Station or City Hall on Broadway.

Staying Warm for the Winter The Amica Insurance annual coat drive begins Dec. 11. Stop by and donate your new or gentlyused coats at the Family Skating Center, at the Yachting Center, to help neighbors in need this winter. Each donor will receive a free cup of hot cocoa! All coats will be donated to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center. The coat drive runs through Jan. 11, 2011

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.

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.

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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