THURSDAY, July 28, 2011
Vol. 39, No. 30
Broken Elevator Forces Some Seniors Out
By Tom Shevlin
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Gull’s Night Out? Newport Gulls slugger, Tim Kiene of the University of Maryland (in recent action, above) will lead the Eastern Division-leading locals into the New England Collegiate Baseball League playoffs, which begin on Wednesday August 3 at Cardines Field in Newport. This week, you can catch the intimacy and excitement of the Gulls’ last, four regular season home games, which will be played Thursday, Friday, Sunday and Monday nights, at our historic city ballpark. Game time is at 6:35 pm each evening. Take someone out to the ball game! (Photo by Rob Thorn)
NEWPORT–Residents at the Clarke School Apartments awoke early last Monday morning to find the only elevator in the 50+ unit building out of order. For many in the senior living complex, it’s their only lifeline to the outside world, and according to the company that operates the building, it could take up to six weeks to fix. For some residents at the senior housing complex, that’s just too long. One resident in his 90s was planning on packing his bags and heading to Barrington to a more suitable situation. Others, unable to make the trek up the narrow stairwell, have been relying on friends and neighbors to deliver groceries or refill prescription medicine. One good Samaritan who lives nearby has been waking up at 5
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Music, Music, Everywhere
Feinstein to Open Jazz Fest By Jay Padroff “I’ve been influenced by jazz my whole life,” explains Michael Feinstein, the Grammy Award nominated romantic pop baritone who says he is very psyched up about opening the Newport Jazz Festival on Friday, August 5 at the International Tennis Hall of Fame at Newport Casino. Feinstein is headlining along with Pulitzer Prize winner, jazz trumpeter Wynton Marsalis. Devoted listeners of Buddy Cianci’s radio program probably recognize Feinstein’s classic ‘80s version of the 1948 chestnut “Rhode Island Is Famous For You,” a fun, up-tempo song that mixes jazz, swing, and bebop to celebrate the Ocean State. (“You, you come from Rhode Island. Little old Rhode Island – she’s famous for you.”) Feinstein says he is celebrating “those pop vocalists who incorporated jazz – Sinatra, Peggy Lee, Rosemary Clooney.” As a young performer in Hollywood, he became Ira Gershwin’s assistant and got to know many music legends personally, rubbing elbows with the likes of Clooney, Sinatra, Harry Warren, and Liza Minnelli. “At
Four-time Grammy nominee, singer/pianist Michael Feinstein. Elektra Records, I worked with the great jazz arranger Johnny Mandel on my first orchestral album, ‘Isn’t It Romantic,’” recalls Feinstein, adding that the association paved the way for his 1988 one-man Broadway show of the same name. Feinstein is currently writing a book about the Gershwin family and developing a related movie project for Dreamworks, which Steven
Spielberg is expected to direct. Feinstein spoke over the phone with Newport This Week from a Los Angeles recording studio where he has been working on his follow-up to “The Sinatra Project” CD album. He tours internationally during the year.
Legendary Mavis Staples performs live at the Newport Folk Festival Saturday, July 30. A musical powerhouse, she has won accolades in blues, gospel, pop, soul, and political folk genres during her six-decade-long career, most recently the 2010 Grammy Award for her album, “You Are Not Alone.” Staples was a major voice of the civil rights movement, recording the songs that protesters sang and marched to, and has performed for musical and political icons from Martin Luther King Jr. to Paul McCartney to President Barack Obama. She first sang at the folk festival in 1967, and last appeared here during the 50th anniversary celebration in 2009.
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Facing mounting budgetary concerns, the United States Postal Service has recommended the closure of 13 post office branches around Rhode Island, including one right here in Newport. According to a release issued early Tuesday afternoon, the Post Office Branch at 156 Broadway and on the NETC Naval Base have been identified for possible closure. It is one of more than 3,600 underperforming or otherwise expendable branches located around the country that could be shuttered, the USPS said. The news comes less than two years after it was announced that the city’s main post office on Thames Street could also be closed and the property sold.
Fun Night with the Gulls The Middletown Rotary hosted a Game Night at the Newport Gulls for children of the Oxbow Community on July 15. Children received free admission, baseballs and Gulls T-shirts. Coordination and transportation was arranged by the Boys and Girls Club of Newport. If interested in becoming a member of the Middletown Rotary contact Chris Semonelli at 864-0333.
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“I’ll be doing the Newport show with a trio including Joe Negri on guitar, who’s a jazz legend. For certain, we’ll be presenting selections from our CD recording “Fly Me To the Moon.” Besides the well-known title tune, Feinstein promises to include Cole Porter’s “So In Love” and Burton Lane’s “How About You?” Along with Gershwin and a few surprises, most likely “Rhode Island Is Famous For You” will be included in the show. Besides owning a popular nightclub in Manhattan – Feinstein’s at Loews Regency – Feinstein has the unique title of Director of Popular Song for Jazz at Lincoln Center. “I’m curating and hosting programs that bring together pop and jazz audiences,” he explains. It’s something else that helps to distinguish him from Michael Buble and Harry Connick, Jr., with whom he frequently has been compared and confused. Another distinguishing characteristic: Feinstein is openly gay, noting with enthusiasm that he was able to marry his significant other, Terrence Flannery, in October of 2008. The Los Angeles ceremony was officiated by Judge Judy (Sheindlin), and an Episcopal priest, the son of Rosemary Clooney, assisted the Jewish magistrate. The happily married couple divides their time mostly between homes in Los Angeles and New York City. Would they consider buying property in Newport? It could all depend on next Friday’s turnout.
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Arguments Heard for Former Parish House Development By Tom Shevlin Â For the past 30 years, 27 High St. has sat vacant, its stately red brick facade slowly crumbling from time and neglect. Originally built in concert with the historic Kay Chapel, the building has long since outlived its use as a parish center and community gathering place. To be sure, the basketball courts are still there â€“ as are the locker rooms and the two apartment shells above. But the life of the building is gone. For over two years, buildings like 27 High St. had become a source of concern for the area. Last year, a neighborhood association led by Marilyn McCarthy went so far as to approach the City Council to come up with a solution for what has become a growing collection of large, abandoned buildings in one of the cityâ€™s most historic and heavily trafficked neighborhoods. So when Terry Hinderman, a Washington, D.C.-based developer purchased the property last year in the hopes of saving it, neighbors were cautiously optimistic. Hinderman, who has already received approval from the cityâ€™s Historic District Commission to make various exterior changes to the building, appeared before the Planning Board last Monday, July 18, to ask for a use variance that would allow him to move forward with a proposal to develop the property into a seven-unit condominium complex complete with below grade parking garage. The project,
which calls for the condos ranging in size from 1,090-square feet to 1,780-square feet, would be the first significant new development in the area in decades. And like most issues related to construction in the downtown historic core, parking was a focal point of discussion. Under Hindermanâ€™s plans, he would provide 14 spaces for the seven units, including 10 in a garage area in what is now a lower level basement, basketball court, and locker room space. Access would be granted through a curb cut that neighbors point out would result in the loss of at least one parking space. The other four spaces are found across the street in the parking lot of the Hotel Viking thanks to a perpetual easement that came with the property. Hinderman also noted that he originally had planned on splitting the property into 10 units. His attorney, Mark Bardorf, argued that while the building is of historical significance and worth saving, the current zoning is economically prohibitive. According to Bardorf, the building is currently â€œwithout a useâ€? â€“ and it has been for quite some time. Driven by the economics of the building alone, Hinderman said that it would be impossible for a developer to preserve the property given its current use. Indeed, Bardorf speculated that the history of the building attests to that. But neighbors are worried that
by converting the building into seven residential units will make an already densely populated neighborhood even more crowded. McCarthy was particularly concerned with the added traffic the development would create. With roughly 40 units in the Mary-School-High-street neighborhood, and just over 30 on-street parking spaces available, McCarthy stressed the need for the city to begin working with residents to come up with a solution that will preserve the historic, residential quality of the area, while at the same time encouraging the restoration of these larger kinds of properties. â€œIf we are going to coexist with developers who are going to require variances,â€? she said, â€œweâ€™re going to need planning on a city level.â€? On that point, Planning Board members seemed to agree. According to Chairman Richard Carrubba, properties such as 27 High St. and the former Masonic Temple and Child & Family Services headquarters â€“ both on School Street, have been on the boardâ€™s radar for quite some time. Coming to a uniform decision on what to do with them, however, has proven to be challenging. Perhaps, McCarthy said, the city should work with the neighbors to tailor a solution. â€œI would really like to us to be brought into the conversation on
Itâ€™s been decades since the carriage house at The Elms was used for anything more than an ancillary support building for the Gilded Age mansion-turned-museum. That should change in the coming years as The Preservation Society of Newport County begins what is expected to be an extensive restoration of the historic property to convert it once more into residential living space.Â Once the summer residence of Edward J. Berwind, a Pennsylvania coal magnate, the home was designed by architect Horace Trumbauer after the mid-18th century French chateau dâ€™Asnieres. Construction was completed in 1901 at a cost reported at approximately $1.4 million.Â Between 1907 and 1914, the elaborate gardens were added â€“ replete withÂ marble and bronze sculptures, fountains, a sunken garden and an ornate carriage house and garage.Â With the restoration of the gardens recently completed, the Preservation Society has now turned their attention to the carriage house. Â
On Monday, it received approval from the cityâ€™s Zoning Board of Review to move forward with a residential use for the property. According to an application on file with City Hall, the Preservation Society plans on transforming the second-story space of the stately carriage house into seven bedrooms, to be used by PhD candidates in a new visiting scholar program.Â Preservation Society attorney Matthew Leyes told Planning Board members last week that once launched, the mission of The Elms Scholars Program will be to perform original research that will go toward the societyâ€™s mission of preserving and promoting Newportâ€™s architectural heritage.Â Other Zoning Board business:, An application to demolish the former Eastern Ice Building on Brown and Howard Wharf was withdrawn after the developer ran into opposition from a neighboring property owner. Plans had called for the temporary conversion of the site into a parking lot.Â Zoning Board members also: nâ€‚ Approved an application by Tyler Cullen to construct a sec-
ond floor office and storage space above his popular Broadway restaurant, Noreyâ€™s, at 156 Broadway.Â nâ€‚ Approved an application by Patricia Paskov to construct a shed at 15 Ayrault St.; a second request to install a pool on the property was continued to the boardâ€™s Aug. 22 meeting.Â nâ€‚ Approved an application by Trinity Spring LLC to construct a garage at 36 Church St. The application had won the approval of the Historic District Commission last month.Â nâ€‚ Approved an application by Todd and Lisa Stuart to construct a garage addition at 107 Washington St. The proposal is a slightly smaller version of an application approved by the HDC in June.Â nâ€‚ Approved an application by Andrew Stanne for a rear addition to his home at 42 Sheffield Ave. Members of the City of Newportâ€™s Zoning Board of Review are: Marvin Abney, Martin Cohen, Michael Martin II, Rebecca McSweeney, and Gregory Yalanis. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 22
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NEWS BRIEFS Walk for the Children Meet the Animals at The Andrea Rizzo Foundationâ€™s Middletown Library 10th Annual Walk for the Children â€œCliff Walk-a-thonâ€? is set to take place on Sunday, Aug. 14 at 2:30 p.m. along Newportâ€™s beautiful Cliff Walk. The two mile scenic stroll is a free event for families, benefitting children with cancer and special needs at Hasbro Childrenâ€™s Hospital and local public schools. In addition to the fun walk, there will be door prizes, raffles, kidâ€™s activity booths, free refreshments and dance performances by Kinetic Synergy Dance Company, Gladding School of Dance, Rosemary School of Dance Education, and the Nevins Academy of Irish Dance, both before and after the walk. The event will start and finish at Rodgers Recreation Center at Salve Regina University. For more information on the walk, and information on how to register a team for the event, contact 952-2423, email DreasDream@aol.com, or visit www.DreasDream.org.
An educational and fun event is taking place at the Middletown Public Library on Tuesday, Aug. 2 at 2 p.m. Dave Marchetti is bringing over 20 animals as part of a program called â€˜Animal Experiences,â€? that focuses on meeting animals from all over the world. Kids will learn about and pet turtles, snakes, lizards, amphibians, and even an alligator! The program runs for an hour and allows for plenty of time to pet the exotic animals. The event is free and is geared towards children ages 4 and up. Reserve your tickets today by calling 846-1573.
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Newport Police Log New Pell School Update During the period from Monday, July 18 to Monday, July 25, the Newport Police Department responded to 803 calls. Of those, 176 were motor vehicle related; there were 117motor vehicle violations issued and 59 accidents. The police also responded to 17 incidents of vandalism, 36 animal complaints, 27 noise complaints, and 32 home/ business alarm calls. They transported 7 prisoners and recorded 22 instances of assisting other agencies. 38 private tows were recorded including 12 from the Paramount lot on Broadway, 9 from the Lees Wharf Associates lot, and 7 from Wellington Square Condos. In addition, 46 arrests were made for the following violations: n Six arrests were made for simple assault. n Five arrests were made for vandalism. n Four arrests were made for being on the Cliff Walk after dark. n Four arrests were made for being on Bailey’s Beach after dark. n Four arrests were made for outstanding warrants. n Three arrests were made for larceny. n Three arrests were made for disorderly conduct. n Two arrests were made for driving with a revoked license. n Two arrests were made for DUI. n Two arrests were made for possession of marijuana. n Two arrests were made for possession of alcohol by a minor. n One arrest was made for alcohol in an open container. n One arrest was made for breaking and entering. n One arrest was made for tampering with vehicles. n One arrest was made for violation of a no-contact order. n One arrest was made for stalking. n One arrest was made for leaving the scene of an acciddent. n Three additional arrests were made for misc. reasons.
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The Newport School Committee and Pell Building Committee will both meet on Thursday, July 28, at Newport Public Schools’ Administration Center, Room 924, 15 Wickham Rd., to discuss the current status of the new Claiborne d. Pell Elementary School on Dexter St. Meeting first at 4 p.m., the Pell Building Committee is set to examine a demolition update of the existing Sullivan Elementary School structure. Also on the agenda for the committee is a discussion on the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system that is to be installed in the new school. In addition, interior and exterior colors and patterns, as well as kitchen operations will be discussed. After that meeting, the Newport School Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. to cover their docket. During that meeting, the school committee will discuss several action items, including the bid award on the demolition of Sullivan School, as well as voting to approve the long-discussed Pell School construction recommendations. Finally, the last action item on the agenda is the adoption and amendment of the Newport School System Retirement Plan. Look for full coverage of the evening’s meetings on Newport-Now. com on Friday, July 29.
Newport City Council members were expected to tackle a loaded docket during their regularly scheduled meeting on Wednesday. Headlining the meeting was an expected vote on a proposed settlement with the city’s firefighter union. Though the meeting took place after we went to press for this week’s edition, you can find out how the council voted by visiting our sister publication, Newport Now, at www. Newport-Now.com, or by scanning the QR code on page 1 with your smartphone for a direct link. We’ll also be sure to have a full wrap up from the night’s meeting in next week’s issue.
The Children’s Department at the Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., is currently hosting a Light Pendulum exhibit from the Rhode Island Museum of Science and Art (RIMOSA). Children are invited to stop by the library and swing the suspended light and watch the resulting light patterns that form. No reservations are required, just drop by the children’s area of the library. For more information, call 847-8720, x204.
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New England Institute of Technology will hold its first ever “Tech Nite” at its new East Greenwich Campus, 1408 Division Rd., on Tuesday, Aug. 9, from 4 - 8 p.m. Tours of the East Greenwich campus, as well as the Post Road and Access Road campuses, will depart from there. “Tech Nite” follows an open house format allowing individuals interested in studying at the college the opportunity to tour any of its three campuses as well as to speak with faculty, admissions and financial aid personnel. For further information, call New England Institute of Technology at 800-736-7744 or 401-7395000 or visit www.neit.edu.
On Thursday, Aug. 4, the Newport Police Department’s Community Policing Unit will hold its fifth annual National Night Out. The event will be held at Easton’s Beach from 4 - 7 p.m. in conjunction with Bank Newport’s Children’s Night Series. Child ID kits will be distributed and fingerprinting, bike safety, gun safety, and child safety will be showcased.
BridgeFest Launch Party A cocktail reception to benefit BridgeFest efforts will be held on the sunset deck of the SanfordCovell Villa Marina Inn, 72 Washington St., on Monday, Aug. 1. The gathering starts at 6 p.m. Special guest David Amram, musician and film score composer, will be in attendance. Complimentary Goode Spirits wine, Narragansett Beer, and food by Blue Rocks Catering, Edible Arrangements, and Russell Morin Fine Catering will be served. A $20 donation will be collected at the door. For more information or to RSVP call 258-6626 or visit newportarts.org.
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EDITORIAL ‘Just How Clean is the Water?,’ Says the Tourist At last, it finally appears that the city has a consent agreement with federal environmental regulators for cleaning up its act when it comes to its stormwater outfall. While we applaud the work of the city in resolving the litigation at a relatively affordable price point, the true cost to the city cannot be quite so easily quantified. When Environment Rhode Island announced their lawsuit at Easton’s Beach in July of 2008, the news attracted the attention of outlets such as the Boston Globe, New York Times, and Associated Press. Millions of readers would soon read stories that proclaimed Newport’s beaches as unclean. Now, the city will claim that they had been ramping up their efforts to address wastewater problems in the years leading up to the lawsuit. The plaintiffs, on the other hand, argue that decades of ignoring the problem and a slow-footed response warranted the action. In this case, perception is everything. Just as it was the perception of the plaintiffs that the city had been too slow in addressing its water quality, it may be that because of the attention the suit has created, visitors to Newport may be left with the perception that there are cleaner – more cared for – places to visit. We wonder which is worse.
A Fond SeaFair-Well When the organizers of SeaFair first proposed to visit Newport this summer as part of their inaugural summer art season, there was a certain air of curiosity and anticipation for the yacht’s arrival. Originally, the 228-foot floating art gallery had planned on docking at the Newport Shipyard for a span of two weeks, then announced a 9-week stay at Perry Mill Wharf, which began June 30. But their plans changed, and as their business model became clear, there arose some provocative questions about what the venue would mean to the city and its year-round businesses. SeaFair, as a concept, is exciting. No one will argue the merits of promoting the arts and attracting cultural visitors to the city. Last week, we learned that the ship is pulling anchor for a few weeks, with the promise to return for the end of the summer. Like it has been since she first arrived in June, the boat has been the talk of the town. One local business owner made the remark during a quick conversation on Lower Thames Street that if only the city were as encouraging to local year-round businesses as it had been toward SeaFair. The city’s Comprehensive Plan begins to touch on that concept. And while it’s true that many local businesses live and die by the summer season, for those who live here year-round, it’s far more important to ensure that the city maintains a healthy stock of businesses that keep their doors open 12 months out of the year.
Municipal Meetings NEWPORT Regular Council Meeting, July 27 at 6:30 p.m., City Hall, Council Chambers Harbor Center Working Group, August 7 at 8 a.m., Armory Building, 365 Thames St. Regular City Council, August 10 at 6:30 p.m., City Hall-Council Chambers
MIDDLETOWN Town Council, August 15 at 7 p.m., Town Hall Zoning Board of Review, August 16 at 7 p.m., Town Hall Please note that some meetings scheduled after press time may not appear above. For the latest schedules visit SOS.RI.Gov, or visit NewportNow.com.
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Patient Beach Goer Still Waiting To the Editor: As you reported, the proposal to build a new boat ramp and dock at Third Beach has been opposed for various reasons (“Boat Ramp and Dock Under Discussion” – Newport This Week, July 21). However, there is a broader reason for objection. Such an expenditure would displace a higher priority that would meet the needs of the general public. Beyond simple enjoyment, the most common use of the beach is that of boating and swimming, especially among young children. None should have to go home in a wet suit or sneak a change in a porta-John. Basic decency requires a facility to accommodate these activities. For more than 10 years I have tried to get the Middletown Council and the governing authority to install at the beach a place for showering and changing as well as toilet facilities. Within the last two years I was assured by a town official that such an improvement would soon be made. I am still waiting. Cornelius F. Murphy, Jr. Middletown
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PARISH HOUSE CONTINUED FROM PG. 3 this,” she told board members, adding that the biggest concern she has is that the decision to allow the development would set a precedent which could open the door to an overdevelopment of the area. She also took “great dispute” with the findings of a traffic study conducted for the applicant by consultants VHB Associates. According to Bardorf, the study found that if approved, the development would result in only minimal impact on the neighborhood. But neighbor Michael Hearn, who lives on Mary Street, contended that the area is simply not equipped to deal with more housing units – and the cars that come with it. “I believe this neighborhood is at a tipping point,” he said. Planning Board members ultimately decided to put off a decision on the project until they could conduct a more thorough review of the findings of the aforementioned traffic study. In addition, board member Kim Salerno asked that a site plan be provided that would
show the impact to parking in the neighborhood should the project move forward. The matter is expected to be taken up again at the board’s regularly scheduled August meeting. In other business, Planning Board members: n Continued an application related to the redevelopment of 10 Brown and Howard Wharf. (That application was subsequently withdrawn at the July 25 Zoning Board meeting) n Found an application for a special use permit by the Preservation Society of Newport County to add seven residential units to The Elms Carriage House on Bellevue Court to be in concert with the city’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan. The proposal is being sought in concert with the launch of a new fellowship program and $1.5 million restoration campaign at the historic manse. n Adopted – in concept – the goals and policies presented by the Comprehensive Land Use Plan Update Subcommittee.
Sprinkler System Required for Armory By Tom Shevlin The cityâ€™s plan to convert the Armory Building into a downtown boating center has hit a few snags, but city planners say that the project remains well within grasp. Demolition began on the project earlier this month, with crews removing dumpster-loads of debris, punching out windows, and taking down an interior north wall once used to form a shooting gallery. But for the last two weeks, things have been quiet at the site, as several new developments have slowed the project down. One of those problems was outlined in a recent memo from City Manager Edward F. Lavallee, who notified councilors that the fire marshal has determined that a sprinkler system and second point of egress will be needed before the facility opens to the public. According to City Planner Andrew DeIonno, while the State Historical and Preservation office had already granted a provisional approval for the second egress, the need for a sprinkler system would require a contractual change order to be voted on by the council. â€œItâ€™s an ongoing dialogue,â€? DeIonno said of the process that led up to the fire marshalâ€™s decision. Originally, planners had hoped that the facility would fall into a category of use that doesnâ€™t require a fire suppression system. Further complicating matters is the proximity of the approved secondary egress to a deck on the side of a neighboring building owned by longtime Lower Thames businessman Steve Cundy. â€œWe believe that the deck and egress can co-exist, but the existing deck will have to be removed temporarily or modified to accommodate the installation of the doorway,â€? Lavallee wrote to councilors. â€œAll parties agree that this can be done, and efforts will be made to minimize disruption to Mr. Cundyâ€™s business.â€? Meanwhile, an independent engineering assessment has also raised concerns over the structural condition of the buildingâ€™s brick and mortar columns. According to DeIonno, the extent of the deterioration to the columns has yet to be determined, but it is likely that some form of reinforcing structure will be needed. â€œItâ€™s an old building,â€? DeIonno said. And like other historic renova-
tions, he acknowledged, â€œwe didnâ€™t have 100 percent of the answersâ€? going in. Still, the finding could be a blessing in disguise. With the first and second floors of the Armory still being eyed for potential development, shoring up the downstairs support structures now could prevent even costlier repairs down the road. â€œIn the long run, it could save us a ton of money,â€? DeIonno said. But the delay has left some critics unhappy with the process. â€œI just think the council didnâ€™t have all the information needed before we awarded the contract,â€? said Third Ward Councilwoman Kathryn E. Leonard. Leonard hasnâ€™t voted on the particulars of the plan, citing a potential conflict of interest because of a personal relationship with the ownership group of the abutting 41Âş North, which has voiced opposition to a separate â€“ but related plan â€“ to extend the Ann Street Pier. â€œIf it was going to cost so much money, it should have gone to a public referendum,â€? she added.Â â€?Is the city now locked into doing all this?â€? she wondered, â€œAnd if it is, then it should be privatized and run by someone who knows the business.â€? Meeting with the ad-hoc Harbor Center Working Group last week, DeIonno provided an update as to where the project stands. With the exception of the removal of some low hanging steam pipes, the demolition phase has been complete. The old shed roof at the back of the building has been removed, as have all of the buildingâ€™s windows. Moving forward, heâ€™s looking to develop a more concrete construction schedule â€“ one that will ensure the project meets certain deadlines. In the short term, he has directed the contractor to solicit bids for the sprinkler system, while the full structural assessment is ongoing. The costs associated with the recent discoveries are being developed, and are expected to be provided to the council as soon as they are available. According to DeIonno, none of the issues is expected to hold up the process too much â€“ though the prospect of getting the facility open for this season seems to have fallen by the wayside. â€œThereâ€™s no sense in pushing forward until we know what weâ€™re going to need to do,â€? DeIonno said.
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CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 a.m. every day to walk one residentâ€™s dog.Â Located at 25 Mary St., the stately red brick building was originally constructed in 1915 as a school house â€“ a purpose it would serve for over 80 years. After years of trying to sell the building, the property was converted into senior housing in 1995 by Boston Capital. It bills itself as â€œan active adult community,â€? with residents required to be 55 years of age or older. However, many of the residents are well over 55, and some havenâ€™t been able to leave their apartments in over a week. Several calls last week to both the Clarke School Apartments and The Gatehouse Companies, the Mansfield-Mass. company that operates the facility, were not returned. However, the state Department of Elderly Affairs was notified of the issue last Friday, and as we first wrote on our sister publication, newport-now.com, Director of Elderly Affairs Catherine Taylor said that while her office was able to contact the management of the Clarke School Apartments, thereâ€™s little that can be done.Â According to Taylor, the company is aware of the issues, and plans are in place to mitigate the situation. In addition to bringing in extra air conditioners for those in need, porters will be provided to assist residents with navigating the stairs. Unfortunately, Taylor was told that the elevator is in need of a specially made part, which the manufacturer estimates may still take weeks to produce. The process is being expedited, however it remains to be seen when the elevator will be back in operation. In the meantime, Taylor said that her office will continue to monitor the situation through its resolution. According to their Web site, The Gatehouse Companies operate close to three dozen similar facilities in Florida, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Sitting vacant for years, the deal to develop the former school was brokered by then-Newport City Councilor Keith Stokes. At the time, it was hailed as a coup for the city, as transferring the property to a forprofit company meant that the facility would come back on the tax rolls. According to the city, the project was financed through a combination of state and local funding. Specifically, a $1.4 million mortgage from the Rhode Island Housing and Mortgage Finance Corp., and a $480,000 loan from the city in Community Development Block Grant funds spread out over six years.
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Squash Rules Summer Menus! By Cynthia Gibson All of the summer squashes are coming in with their regular boldness and abundance. Summer squash has a soft edible skin, versus winter squash that has a tough skin. They easily take up the most room in your garden. Once they start to bloom, producing sleek, cylindrical fruits, they are unstoppable! Many varieties come in more exciting and exotic shapes than regular zucchini or yellow crookneck squash. There are so many types and shapes of summer squash that they can each have a different use in cuisine. Whether you stuff, bake, broil, or grill them, they are a summer cook’s dream vegetable. For example, zucchini is no longer just a long, tube-shaped veggie. They now come in round shapes, Growing these novelty zucchini is fantastic, as they are small, about the size of a lady’s fist, and make a meal for one or two. You will find them in the farmer’s markets under the names of, ‘eight ball,’ which is dark green; ‘floridor,’ golden yellow; or ‘rond de Nice,’ a lovely light green French variety. Why is it that Europeans have had these squash on their menus for centuries and they are new to us? Thank goodness, we travel, discover these delicacies, and bring home seeds. These zucchini are sweet, very easy to prepare and, with a little creativity, make an ordinary vegetable, quite spectacular. They are best when you stuff and bake them with a delicious farci (stuffing.) Other unusual summer squash are the ‘patty-pan’ or ‘scallop’ varieties. They are the alien flying saucers of the garden. These squashes are flattish with bumps around their circumference. Like round zucchini, they come in many colors with great names. ‘Jaune et vert’ has yellow and green stripes, ‘sunburst’ is a bright golden yellow color, ‘white bush scallop’ is almost a true white variety, ‘patty-pan’ is light green and, ‘flying saucer’ is green and white. This is a perfect vegetable for children, as you can create a great little story about these flying saucers on their plate and in the backyard! The ‘patty-pan’ or ‘scallop’ varieties are smaller and harvestable when they are tiny. In miniature, they are simply the ‘cutest’ little veggies that exist. One man’s cute
is another man’s chic. You will find these on plates at Le Cirque in New York City, as well as in the produce department of Stop and Shop during the summer! All of these varieties ultimately make their way into our gardens. They are oh so easy to grow! The ‘zephyr’ is a wonderful summer squash. It is yellow at the stem end with a distinct color change to green at the flower end. It looks as if someone literally took a paintbrush to these vegetables and created an incredible two-tone squash. The hybridizer sure had fun creating this one! It is truly a kooky-looking squash and delicious fun to grow these squashes in your garden. Not only do they make your garden more interesting, they make fantastic additions to your summer meals for family, friends, or self. For those glued to favorites like yellow squash and great, old-fashioned zucchini, you cannot beat this soup recipe. You can substitute any summer squash for this recipe as long as the amount and weight of squash looks and feels similar. Cooking times, for different varieties of summer squash, are all the same. Here are two glorious and very easy summer squash recipes to try this week, or any time this summer. Remember all summer squashes are best twisted off their vines and should be six to seven inches in length. The smaller the squash, the sweeter the squash. If you let them grow to be the size of baseball bats, the inside of the squash will be filled with nasty, hard seeds.
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Naval Station Newport will host the 4th Annual Sprint Triathlon Sunday, July 31. The base will be open to the public for the event. Spectators are welcome and guests should enter through Gate 1. The first wave of swimmers will hit the water in Coddington Cove at 7:30 a.m., with a 10.5-mile bike ride and threemile run to follow. For more information, contact Christina at 841-7355.
The ID Card Office (bldg 690) will have very limited service available for walk-ins during the week of 8-12 August due to student processing. All hands are advised to expect prolonged wait times and to plan accordingly.
Navy at BridgeFest Two ensembles from Navy Band Northeast will be featured during Newport’s BridgeFest. The Show Band will perform swing, patriotic and big band music Monday, August 1, and Rhode Island Sound will play contemporary sounds from rhythm and blues to classic rock on Wednesday, August 3. Both shows are free and begin at 6 p.m. at Easton’s Beach.
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Two classes of naval officers will graduate Friday, August 5. Seventy-three enlisted reservists will receive their commissions following completion of the Direct Commission Officer training program. Officer Candidate School will graduate 55 ensigns in ceremonies at 9 a.m. in Kay Hall, Officer Training Command. Rear Adm. Garland P. Wright Jr., Deputy Director, Defense Threat Reduction Agency, will be the guest speaker. For more information, call 841-1171. Go Navy!
Navy Youth Audition All Naval Station Newport DoD youth and teens, ages six (entering first grade) through 18 are invited to audition for The Missoula Children’s Theater production of The Pied Piper. Auditions will be held in the base’s Harbor Island Conference Center (building 684), Monday, August 8, 10 a.m. This is a group audition, no advance preparation is necessary. Children cast must be free to rehearse all week for performances on Friday, August 12. For more information, call the Children’s Youth Program Director at 841-2883.
Fridays at the O’Club All hands with base access are invited to join the festivities each Friday at 5:30 p.m. on the O’Club deck. Upcoming musical guests: July 28 – Jim Harvey, soft rock, oldies, rhythm and blues; August 5 - Occidental Gypsy, pop; and August 12 - Changes in Latitude – Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band.
Naval Base Information Compiled by Pat Blakeley
Blood Donations Save Lives Persons wishing to donate blood or platelets can visit the Aquidneck Island Donor Center, 688 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown. It is open Saturdays, 8 a.m. to noon; Tuesdays and Thursdays, 12:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. and Wednesdays, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Who Can Donate Blood? In general, you need to be: n in good health; most medications do not keep individuals from donating. n at least16 years of age, with no upper age limitations. n 16-year-old donors must weigh 130 pounds, and present a signed parental permission form, which can be found online at ribc.org; 17-year-olds must weigh 110 pounds.
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Serves 8 Ingredients: 4 round zucchini approximately 10 oz. each 1 tablespoon good olive oil 1/2 cup finely chopped red or green pepper 1/2 cup finely chopped yellow onion T2 cloves minced garlic A pinch of red pepper flakes (this is optional as everyone is not happy with too much piquancy) 2 tablespoons breadcrumbs 1 egg 1/2 cup coarsely grated Parmigiano Reggiano cheese Preheat the oven to 400 degrees Carefully remove or pull off the stems of the round zucchini; then cut the round zucchini in half (stem side up, blossom side down) scoop out the seeds. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. Make sure the pot will be able to hold the eight halves of zucchini. Do not crowd them. The small rounds become ‘zucchini bowls’ that you will stuff later. Boil the halves for approximately 8-10 minutes. You want your squashes to hold their round shape so cook them until the flesh inside is tender, but not mushy. Carefully take them out of the boiling water with a slotted spoon and place them on a cookie rack, ‘scooped’ side down. Let the zukes cool until they are room temperature. You want the flesh to set up, be cool to the touch, and all liquid drained. After the squashes are cool, gently remove layers of the zucchini flesh from each half with a teaspoon and place into a bowl. Leave a bit of flesh on the bottom of each half so the halves stand up. Leave at least a quarter of an inch of flesh around the inside of each zucchini. Place the scooped out zucchini halves on a pre-oiled baking sheet. Pour the olive oil into a frying pan over medium-high heat. Add the olive oil, pepper, onions, garlic, zucchini, and sauté for 10 minutes. Season to taste with freshly ground black pepper and salt. Transfer the mixture into a bowl, let it cool for ten minutes, then add the egg, breadcrumbs, and half of the cheese and mix well. Mix until all ingredients form a very nice stuffing. Place the cooled zucchini halves on the oiled cookie sheet. With a tablespoon, fill each half of the zucchini with a mound of stuffing. Garnish the top of each round zucchini with the rest of the Parmigiano Reggiano cheese; do not be stingy with the Parmigiano! Pop them into the oven for approximately 20 minutes or until the cheese topping is brown and bubbling. This is a hot oven so please watch the squashes. Serve immediately. There is nothing like fresh from the garden squash in summer! Cynthia Gibson is a painter, garden and food writer. She gardens voraciously and tends her miniature orchard in Newport.
Traffic Roundabouts: Get Informed By Jill Connors Summertime sure puts traffic on everyoneâ€™s mind here on Aquidneck Island, and if youâ€™re looking for solutions, take time to read the final report of the two-year-long Aquidneck Island Transportation Study conducted by the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission. The report can be downloaded at www.vhb.com/aquidneck/faq.asp. The 238-page report includes recommendations regarding public transportation, bicycle and pedestrian traffic, and roadways. Of particular interest to drivers, the report recommends a network of roundabouts in all three towns on the Island:
Newport: Five roundabouts are recommended as improvements to the Pell Bridge accessâ€”four new roundabouts, plus the conversion of the existing Newport Rotary into a roundabout. (One differentiator between old rotaries and new roundabouts is the size of the circle itself; the existing Newport Rotary is approximately 250 feet in diameter, whereas newer roundabouts are 150 feet in diameter. In addition, new roundabouts are designed to slow traffic to 15-25 miles per hour.) Middletown: The report recommends a roundabout at the intersection of Aquidneck Avenue and Valley Road; in addition, the report recommends either round-
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abouts or enhanced signals at the two intersections near Two-Mile Corner (East and West Main Roads; Coddington Highway and West Main Road). Middletownâ€™s Planning Board has recommended the roundabout option for the two Two-Mile Corner intersections, but Town Council has not voted yet. NOTE: Middletown Town Council has scheduled a public workshop regarding the Two-Mile Corner roundabouts for Aug. 24, 6 p.m. Portsmouth: Three roundabouts are recommended along East Main Road between Turnpike Avenue and Middle Road at Portsmouth Town Hall.
General Assembly Highlights For more information visit http://www.rilin.state.ri.us/News/ Here are the highlights from news and events that took place in the General Assembly this year. This will be the final edition of summaries from the General Assembly this year, as the Assembly has recessed, although it is expected to return to session later in the year to address the stateâ€™s pension crisis. BUDGET n The $7.7 billion 2012 state budget reduced the stateâ€™s structural deficit without a major sales tax expansion and gave municipalities new tools for reducing costs, including a measure allowing them to require Medicare enrollment by eligible municipal retirees. It ends new longevity bonuses for state employees and addresses the stateâ€™s unfunded transportation infrastructure spending share to reduce annual borrowing. The plan includes a provision asking voters whether to allow table games at Twin River in Lincoln, institutes a study of whether Rhode Island would benefit from combined reporting and requires the Division of Taxation to issue a report on who gets state tax breaks and whether those breaks benefit the state. EDUCATION n The budget fully funds the first year of a 10-year phase-in of a new school aid formula adopted last year, amounting to $17 million in new funding for elementary and secondary education. It also includes a $4 million increase for public higher education.
n Legislation approved by the General Assembly creates the â€œSafe Schools Act,â€? which directs the R.I. Department of Education to create and implement a statewide policy for cyberbullying prevention. n With the support of state school officials and educators, the legislature passed bills to require compulsory school attendance until the age of 18, changing current law that requires attendance to age 16. n Legislation passed by the Assembly authorizes the Commissioner of Education to create and operate, for two years, a pilot Recovery High School, a public school or special education program designed to serve students diagnosed with substance use disorders or dependencies. ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT / BUSINESS n The Assembly approved legislation establishing an I-195 Redevelopment District Commission that will have responsibility for the disposition of land in Providence becoming available as a result of the relocation of I-195. Development of the I-195 corridor provides Rhode Island with an opportunity to attract investment to the capital city, create good paying jobs and invigorate new industries. n Legislation was passed to speed up the issuance of building permits, decreasing the time from 60 to 45 days for residential dwellings as well as smaller commercial building projects.
n Bills were approved to ensure that career and technical education programs address the changing needs of local businesses and industry. The bills direct the Board of Regents for Higher Education to maintain relationships between educational institutions and business/industry and to promote workforce development through various career and technical educational programs. n The legislature gave a nod to creating a Rhode Island Seafood Marketing Collaborative, which will provide resources and information to support the stateâ€™s local fishermen and small businesses and to create more locally produced seafood. PUBLIC SAFETY
n A new law makes the failure to wear seatbelts by adults a primary offense in Rhode Island, punishable by an $85 fine. n The Assembly approved legislation prohibiting anyone who has a third traffic violation in a one-year period from paying their fine by mail, instead requiring that he or she appear before a judge so the charge is not disposed. n A new law expands the stateâ€™s domestic violence statute to include cyberstalking and cyberharassment as punishable actions. n The state will spend the next six months studying potential reforms to the law that allows prisoners time off their sentences for good behavior under a resolution approved by the House of Representatives.
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Land Conservation Announced at Bellevue Estate By Jill Connors The owners of Ocean View, a Bellevue Avenue estate that stretches to the sea, have donated a perpetual conservation easement to Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT), ensuring that nearly one acre of the property’s open space next to Cliff Walk will remain natural land. Ronald Dick, a member of the family that has owned Ocean View since the 1930s, made the announcement during ALT’s summer gala last weekend. “My family has had a long and enduring relationship with Aquidneck Island since the 1930s. The Aquidneck Land Trust is doing such a fine job protecting the island’s green infrastructure and beauty which sustains us so we were very pleased to do our small part,” he said. The extended Dick family includes members of another prominent Newport family, the Astors. The conserved land is adjacent to Cliff Walk, and to the waterfront acreage of two other estates, Miramar and Rock Cliff. The land is of great interest to Aquidneck Land Trust because of its scenic vista and also because it represents a buffer along Easton Bay that helps filter storm-water runoff into the Bay.
“We applaud the Dick family for their long-term vision and generosity. With the donation of the Ocean View Conservation Easement they have ensured our community will never lose this strategic open space, next to the Cliff Walk and Easton Bay, to construction of outbuildings, expansion of the main house or other such threats,” said ALT Executive Director Ted Clement. Aquidneck Land Trust has actively pursued conservation efforts in Newport in the last two years, resulting in the conservation of such properties as Braga Park, the Merrillton Estate off of Bellevue Avenue; the Sulthorne field near Salve Regina University; Spencer Park; King Park; and Rovensky Park. With a mission to protect the open spaces and natural character of Aquidneck Island, ALT has to date conserved 2,352.55 acres of land. According to Clement, ALT has two primary ways of protecting land: a fee simple ownership, where ALT owns and maintains a property; or a perpetual conservation easement, where ALT reaches an agreement with the owner, either by paying for the easement or, in the Ocean View case, by donation of the easement.
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Situated between Washington Square and The Point neighborhood on Newport’s west side, the Upper Thames neighborhood boasts some of the city’s oldest houses, with structures dating back to the colonial period. While its proximity to Newport’s waterfront allowed this area to first develop during the city’s early days, the neighborhood experienced a surge in development after the saltwater cove created by Long Wharf’s construction was filled in during 1863. Located at 82 Thames St., the twostory, green Victorian house, today owned by Chris Peck and Cheryl Auger, represents this second wave of Historic Hill’s growth. It is also an outstanding example of an historic restoration project, and as such, is the recipient of a 2011 Doris Duke Historic Preservation Award. Built during the 1870s as a twofamily dwelling, 82 Thames St. was
originally owned and occupied by Joseph and Thomas Coen. The brothers ran a grocery on Long Wharf offering provisions to seagoing sailors and locals, alike. The Coen brothers wanted to live near their business so they built nearby. Over the next 140 years, the house passed through numerous generations of two-family residents, acting as a boarding house and a private home. The house experienced many modern additions and architectural changes before being left vacant during the 2000s. When Auger and Peck purchased the house in 2009, they realized the property needed a lot of work before it could return to its stately 1870s appearance they embraced the challenge. For the next two years, they repaired the home’s interior (using the house’s own historic building materials), restored the exterior decorative woodwork, and scraped, stripped, and repainted the entire house. It is once again an elegant addition to the Upper Thames neighborhood. In addition to Auger and Peck, several individuals will be honored at this year’s Doris Duke Preservation Awards on Sept. 9. Other 2011 award recipients are Ashley and Frank O’Keefe for their adaptive reuse of the 1890s Wrentham Carriage House, the International Tennis Hall of Fame for its preservation of Stanford White’s 1880 Casino Theater, and John Winslow, recipi-
ent of the Distinguished Steward Award for his continued dedication to the field of historic preservation. An awards ceremony and celebration will be held at Doris Duke’s Rough Point. The Newport Restoration Foundation, founded by Duke in 1968 to preserve historic homes in Newport, joined with the city of Newport in 2007 to create the awards which recognize notable restoration projects and individuals in Newport, Rhode Island. Learn more at www.NewportRestoration. org/Preservation. Newport’s Old Quarter, a vibrant historic neighborhood where 18th and 19th century buildings continue to be used as homes, places of worship, restaurants and shops, as they have been for three centuries. It encompasses six non-profit organizations: International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum at the Newport Casino, Newport Art Museum, The Newport Historical Society, Newport Restoration Foundation, The Redwood Library & Athenaeum, Touro Synagogue & Loeb Visitor Center, and the Whitehorne House. Learn more on TheOldQuarter.org
Exterior decorative woodwork (above and inset) on this 1870s house on Thames Street was restored by owners Cheryl Auger and Chris Peck during a twoyear, whole-house restoration. They will receive a 2011 Doris Duke Historic Preservation Award for their efforts.
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MAINSHEET Flying High at the Redwood Gala Some 300 guests attended “The Grand Old Flag with Great American Song” gala at the Redwood Library & Athenaeum, July 16, but the real guest of honor was Old Glory. The evening featured patriotic songs such as George M. Cohan’s “You’re A Grand Old Flag,” representing the core historical mission of The Company of the Redwood Library—the institution’s original name when it was founded in 1747. The gala also celebrated Hugh D. Auchincloss III’s family gift to the Redwood of JFK’s presidential flag, which was first flown at Hammersmith Farm 50 years ago this summer. The flag was proudly displayed on stage. The evening’s cabaret stars were Anna Bergman, Jeff Harnar, and Alex Rybeck under the direction of Johnny Stokes, a direct descendant of one of the original founding fathers of the Redwood. Angela B. Fischer and Mary M. Riggs co-chaired this year’s cabaret gala, which was sponsored by Kirkland & Ellis and Bank Newport. In recent years, the cabarets have raised a cumulative total of more than $1 million dollars to benefit the Redwood Library & Athenaeum.
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The Working Waterfront History Walking Tour Walk in the footsteps of the sailors, merchants and immigrants who once lived and worked in the Lower Thames neighborhood. NRF Museum Store, 415 Thames Street, 11 a.m., 324-6111, www.NewportHistoryTours.org.
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Highlights of the Collection Lecture Charles J. Burns will present a lecture on select pieces from the collection at Hunter House, together with vintage photographs of the house in the 19th and 20th centuries, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., members free, non-members $5, register online at www.NewportMansions.org or call 847-1000 ext. 154. Island Farmers Market Aquidneck Grange Hall, 499 East Main Rd., Middletown, 2-6 p.m., 441-4317. Business After Hours Join the Chamber of Commerceâ€™s monthly after hours gathering with the National Tennis Club, Newport Casino, 194 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., members free/non-members $25, 847-1608 or kathleen@ NewportChamber.com. â€œIf Itâ€™s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeareâ€? Informal group meets to give interpretive readings of Shakespeareâ€™s works. Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., $2, 847-0292, www.RedwoodLibrary.org. Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard. Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5 p.m., free. Childrenâ€™s Night The City of Newportâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Night with magician Tommy James, Eastonâ€™s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., free, 845-5800.
Newport Gulls Baseball Newportâ€™s Collegiate League Team vs. the Mystic Schooners, Cardines Field, 20 Americaâ€™s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., www.NewportGulls.com.
Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour Owner Harle Tinney shares her experiences about ghosts at Belcourt during this tour. 657 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m., 846-0669.
VNS Benefit Performance â€œChanging Shoes,â€? starring Tina Sloane, to benefit Visiting Nurse Services, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 7 p.m., tickets available at 849-2101.
Sunset Music Series â€“ The Doobie Brothers The Doobie Brothers live at the Newport Yachting Center, Americaâ€™s Cup Ave., courtyard acts 6 p.m., main stage acts 7 p.m., www. NewportYachtingCenter.com.
American Society Series Dr. James Garman will give a public lecture, â€œPhotography and the Making of Newportâ€™s Gilded Age, 1865-1885,â€? as part of a series sponsored by Salve Regina University in conjunction with the Spouting Rock Beach Association. DiStefano Lecture Hall, Antone Academic Center, corner of Leroy and Lawrence avenues, 7 p.m., free, 341-2372, www.Salve.edu. Great Friends Dance Festival Island Moving Co. hosts guest companies from around the country in a festival of dance. Great Friends Meeting House, 30 Marlborough St., 7:30 p.m., 848-4470, www.IslandMovingCo.org. Family Improv Get the kids into the act! Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., comedy programming seven nights a week, 849-3473, visit www.FirehouseTheater.org for schedule. Second Annual Comic Throwdown Week four of RI comedy competition at Jimmyâ€™s Saloon, 37 Memorial Blvd., 8:30 p.m., www.StageRightRI.com.
Friday July 29
Road to Independence Walking Tour Learn about riots and rebellion as you stroll through the heart of colonial Newport. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11 a.m., 841-8770.
Great Friends Dance Festival 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. See Thursday, July 28, for details. Newport Gulls Baseball Newportâ€™s Collegiate League Team vs. the Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide, Cardines Field, 6:35 p.m., free admission for all military personnel, www.NewportGulls.com. Improv Comedy Join the Bit Players for lightningfast interactive comedy, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., comedy programming seven nights a week, 849-3473, visit www.FirehouseTheater.org for schedule.
Saturday July 30
Newport Folk Festival Newportâ€™s 52nd annual folk festival featuring world famous musicians. Fort Adams State Park, www.NewportFolkFest.net. Aquidneck Growersâ€™ Market Aquidneck Growersâ€™ Market, local produce and products, 909 East Main Rd. (Newport Vineyards), Middletown, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., www. AquidneckGrowersMarket.org. St. Johnâ€™s Summer Fair St. Johnâ€™s on The Point festival, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. with food, auction items, clothing tag sale, baked goods, jewelry, and book sale. Free organ concert at 6 p.m. Dinner at 7 p.m. on the church grounds. Dinner cost is $25. Rain or shine, Washington St., 848-2561.
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Newportâ€™s BridgeFest features over 50 musical events from all musical genres at dozens of venues around Newport. For a complete schedule visit www.NewportBridgeFest.com. Some free events are listed below. Monday, August 1 11 a.m.1 p.m. Ric & Rory (various Artful Lodger Inn 4-6 p.m Mary Brizard (gospel/folk) Seamenâ€™s Church Institute 4-6 p.m. Songwriters Showcase King Park 6-7:30 p.m. Navy Show Band Eastonâ€™s Beach 6-9 p.m. Bob Tomassone (rock & oldies) Pineapples on the Bay 6-9 p.m. Depaulo & Curzio Jazz Trattoria Simpatico 6:30-7:30 p.m. Newport Community Band Long Wharf Mall Tuesday, August 2 10:30 a.m. Christopher Kavi Carbone (family music) Redwood Library 11a.m.-1 p.m. Ric & Rory Artful Lodger Inn 12:30 p.m. â€œComposing Jazzâ€? by Joe Parillo, Dave Zinno, Art Manchester (Redwood Library) 2 p.m. World Percussion Workshop Newport Public Library 4-6 p.m. Chelley, Bill & Dyl (folk, pop) King Park 4-6 p.m. Tim May & Tom Perrotti (folk) Seamenâ€™s Church Institute 4-7 p.m. Dick Lupino Jazz Greenvale Vineyards 6-7:30 p.m. Mac Chrupcala Orchestra (jazz) Eastonâ€™s Beach 6-8 p.m. Abbey Rhode (Beatles) Sweet Berry Farm 6-9 p.m. Steve DeConti Jazz Trattoria Simpatico 7-8:30 p.m. John Monllos Trio Jazz Washington Square Wednesday, August 3 1 p.m. Youth of Jazz Edward King House 4-6 p.m. Lois Vaughan Jazz Quartet King Park 4-6 p.m. Jon Campbell Songs of the Sea Seamenâ€™s Church Institute 6-7:30 RI Sound (rock& roll/oldies) Eastonâ€™s Beach 6-9 p.m. Bloody Knuckles (rock) Newport Yachting Center 6-9 p.m. Jazz Candy (Art Manchester & John Monllos) Trattoria Simpatico Thursday, August 4 4-6 p.m. 5-8 p.m. 6-7:30 p.m. 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Chris Vaillancourt & Friends (rock) King Park Art Gallery Walks music at the galleries around town Toe Jam Puppet Band Eastonâ€™s Beach Jazz Duo(Conny Williams/Bobby Ferreira) Rhumbline
Rough Pointâ€™s Gallery Hours Galleries open to showcase exhibit â€œDressed to Play: The Sporty Style of Doris Duke,â€? 680 Bellevue Ave, 1-4 p.m., $5, does not include house tour, 847-8344, www.NewportRestoration.org. Jazz at the Vineyard Live jazz at Greenvale Vineyards with Dick Lupino, 582 Wapping Road, Middletown, 1- 4 p.m., 8473777, www.Greenvale.com. Polo Competition Newport vs. New York, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 5 p.m., www.GlenFarm.com. Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour 5:30 p.m. See Friday, July 29, for details. Great Friends Dance Festival 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. See Thursday, July 28, for details.
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Letterman, Comedy Central and Showtime performs at the Newport Yachting Center, Americaâ€™s Cup Ave., 7:30 p.m., www.NewportComedy.com. Great Friends Dance Festival 8:30 p.m. See Thursday, July 28, for details.
Newport Folk Festival Newportâ€™s 52nd annual folk festival featuring world famous musicians. Fort Adams State Park, www.NewportFolkFest.net. Discover Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of revolution and the struggle for religious liberty. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11 a.m., 841-8770. Newport Comedy Series Brian Regan, veteran of the Tonight Show, Late Night with David
BridgeFest Four day festival of local music â€œbridging the gapâ€? between Newportâ€™s Folk and Jazz Festivals. Fifty-four live musical performances from all genres set in venues throughout Newport. For full schedule visit www.NewportBridgeFest.com.
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Doobie Brothers Roll in at Sunset By Meg O’Neil In a career that has spanned 40 years, 13 albums with over 30 million copies sold, and a spot in The Vocal Group Hall of Fame, the Doobie Brothers show no signs of slowing down. Armed with an arsenal of hits, the group is prepared to mix the old with the new at their show on Friday, July 29, at the Newport Yachting Center, as part of the Nantucket Nectars Sunset Music Series. The summer-long series, which is one of Newport’s most popular events, has been filled with memorable musical acts, with three more shows still remaining throughout August. After the Doobie Brothers, visitors and fans to the city-by-thesea can expect to see the Bostonbased group Guster, on Aug. 4, the soulful voice of Grace Potter & the Nocturnals on Aug. 11, and The Machine, who will close out the concert series by paying tribute to Pink Floyd with a synchronized laser light show on Aug. 12. One of the longest lasting bands in the music industry, the Doobie Brothers are touring the country this summer, having recently released World Gone Crazy, the band’s first album in 10 years, and one of their stops on the road is right in the heart of Newport. This won’t be founding member Tom Johnston’s first trip to Newport. In a recent phone interview, he revealed his love for Newport and one establishment in particular, saying, “The best clam chowder I’ve ever had in my life was at the Black Pearl.” Although he’s hoping to get a bowl of chowder while in town, his main mission is to provide the fans at the Sunset Music Series with an entertaining concert. For all in attendance, there will be singing and dancing along to the Doobie Brothers’ old hits like “China Grove,” “Long Train Running,” and “Listen to the Music,” as well as four songs from their critically acclaimed new CD. To Johnston, it’s important to play a plethora of their familiar songs, as well as give the audience something new and exciting. He revealed, “The whole idea is to make people happy and show them a
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The Doobie Brothers, with Tom Johston (lower left), have sold over 30 million albums in the United States. good time. That’s what keeps people coming back to us. Putting out a new album was important too, so we could raise our visibility even more.” One thing Johnston has been noticing at their shows is that their fan base continues to grow, thanks, in part, to younger people, who have been coming to see the Doobie Brothers concert experience. “I think radio play has certainly played a part in our longevity and our songs are still regularly played,” he explained. “Another thing is downloading. It has helped a lot as far as reaching out to a younger audience. These kids have shown up to our shows because they’ve either discovered us via their parents’ music collections, or through iTunes. They’re discovering this music and connecting to it and we win over a lot of new fans because we put on a really great live show.” The Doobie Brothers have played all over the world for the past 40 years, and according to Johnston, even though they play their most well-known songs every single night, it never gets old. “We play those songs every night because people want to hear and sing along to every word of those songs. And they sing it loud. It’s important to have anthem songs like that,” he says.
While Johnston thanks the continuous airplay on the radio, he also points out how important it is to have a memorable melody or guitar riff to a song that will stay in people’s heads once they hear it. “You can have a popular song and it can last anywhere from a week to six months, maybe a year, but anything longer than that – it has to have a hook that people really remember.” It’s because of those hooks that the Doobie Brothers have remained popular for so long. Johnston is the musical mastermind behind some of the most famous lyrics and recognizable opening guitar strums from the group’s four decades together. “I can’t tell you how many people have come up to me over the years and told me that our music got them through tough times, or got them through Vietnam, or that they partied to our music.” For the band, it never gets old. “Anytime that people respond to our music in a large way keeps it fresh. If people were not responding to those songs then we wouldn’t be playing them. When a lot of people respond to a song like that, it makes the song different every night and it makes it so much fun. The people on stage have an interaction with the audience every single night. It keeps me young.”
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Discover Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of revolution and the struggle for religious liberty. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 10 a.m., 841-8770. Rogues and Scoundrels Tour Learn why this colony was sometimes known as â€œRogueâ€™s Islandâ€? as you stroll through Newport. See where scoundrels lived, where pirates profited, and where criminals were put on trial. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11 a.m., 841-8770. Blow Glass Learn how to blow your own glass ornaments. 688 Thames St. 1-4 p.m., call to schedule, 846-0576, www.ThamesGlass.com. NIMfest Concert Newport Independent Music Festival summer concert series with songwriters showcase hosted by Kevin Sullivan, King Park, Wellington Ave., 4-6 p.m., free, www.NIMfest.com. Belcourt Castle Candlelight Tour Tour the Gilded Age mansion by candlelight. 657 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., 846-0669. Newport Gulls Baseball Newportâ€™s Collegiate League Team vs. the New Bedford Bay Sox, Cardines Field, 20 Americaâ€™s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m, www.NewportGulls.com.
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Â BridgeFest Four day festival of local music â€œbridging the gapâ€? between Newportâ€™s Folk and Jazz Festivals. Fifty-four live musical performances from all genres set in venues throughout Newport. For full schedule visit www.NewportBridgeFest.com. Early Church Tours Tour two of our nationâ€™s earliest houses of worship, Great Friends Meeting House (1699) and Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House (1730), Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11:30 a.m., 841-8770, www.NewportHistoryTours.org.
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NIMfest Concert Newport independent Music Festival summer concert series with Chelley, Bill & Dyl, King Park, Wellington Ave., 4-6 p.m., free, www. NIMfest.com. Beach Concert The City of Newportâ€™s Family Night features Mac Chrupcala Orchestra playing jazz, Motown, rock & roll, Eastonâ€™s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., free, 845-5800. Dinner and Concert Series Sweet Berry Farm presents Abbey Rhode, a Beatles tribute band. 915 Mitchellâ€™s Lane, Middletown, 6 p.m. Dinner available (call to reserve) 847-3912, www.SweetBerryFarmRI. com. Belcourt Castle Candlelight Tour 6 p.m. See Monday, Aug. 1, for details.
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BridgeFest Four day festival of local music â€œbridging the gapâ€? between Newportâ€™s Folk and Jazz Festivals. Fifty-four live musical performances from all genres set in venues throughout Newport. For full schedule visit www.NewportBridgeFest.com. Colony House & Wanton Lyman Hazard House Tour Tour the 1739 Colony House, built to house RI government, and the 1697 Wanton Lyman Hazard House, Newportâ€™s oldest house museum. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11:30 a.m., 841-8770, www. NewportHistoryTours.org. Newport Aquidneck Growersâ€™ Market Aquidneck Growersâ€™ Market, local produce and products, Memorial Blvd. from Bellevue Ave. to Chapel St., 2-6 p.m., www.AquidneckGrowersMarket.org. NIMfest Concert Newport Independent Music Festival summer concert series with jazz piano by Lois Vaughn, King Park, Wellington Ave., 4-6 p.m., free, www.NIMfest.com.
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BridgeFest Four day festival of local music â€œbridging the gapâ€? between Newportâ€™s Folk and Jazz Festivals. Fifty-four live musical performances from all genres set in venues throughout Newport. For full schedule visit www.NewportBridgeFest.com. Island Farmers Market Aquidneck Grange Hall, 499 East Main Rd., Middletown, 2-6 p.m., 441-4317. NIMfest Concert Newport Independent Music Festival summer concert series with rock by Chris Vaillancourt & Friends, King Park, Wellington Ave., 4-6 p.m., free, www.NIMfest.com. â€œIf Itâ€™s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeareâ€? 5 p.m. See Thursday, July 28, for details. Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See Thursday, July 28, for details. Art History Newport Art Museum Curator Nancy Whipple Grinnell and Catherine Little Bert, Director of the Bert Gallery in Providence, will speak on â€œWomen at Mid-Century at the Art Association of Newport,â€? Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m., free, 848-8200, NewportArt.org. Childrenâ€™s Night The City of Newportâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Night with Toe Jam Puppet Band, Eastonâ€™s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., free, 845-5800. Sunset Music Series Guster, with special guest Ra Ra Riot, live at the Newport Yachting Center, Americaâ€™s Cup Ave., courtyard acts 6 p.m., main stage acts 7 p.m., www.NewportYachtingCenter.com. Outdoor Screening â€œPage One: A Year Inside The New York Times,â€? Salve Reginaâ€™s McAuley Hall lawn on the Cliff Walk, â€œdoorsâ€? open at 6:30 p.m., screening at sunset, free, bring lawn chairs, pre-show music by Larry Brownâ€™s Swinglane Orchestra, rain plan â€“ Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., www.NewportFilm.org. Community Bonfire 7:30 - 9:30 p.m., Second Beach, Middletown
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Gala Benefit for Newport Festivals Bill Cosby hosts the star-studded fundraiser for the Jazz and Folk Festivals Foundation, Rosecliff, www.NewportFestivalsFoundation.org.
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Road to Independence Walking Tour 11 a.m. See Friday, July 29, for details. Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour 5:30 p.m. See Friday, July 29, for details. Polo Charity Gala - Con Mucho Gaucho 11th Annual International Polo Charity Ball, celebrating the Chilean polo team and the South American cowboy, to benefit the Martin Luther King Center,Â Rosecliff, 458 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m.midnight, black tie, tickets online at www.nptpolo.com or by calling 847-7090. Newport Jazz Festival Opening Night Michael Feinstein, Wynton Marsalis and Joe Negri kick off the Newport Jazz festival, 8 p.m., Newport Casino, 194 Bellevue Ave., www.NewportJazzFest.net. Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Friday, July 29, for details.
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Live Thursday, July 28 @ The Deckâ€“Stu Sinclair from Never in Vegas, 7-11 p.m. Billy Goodesâ€“Open Mic Jam with Kevin Sullivan, 9:30 p.m. Buskers PubÂâ€“Dogie & the Cowpie Poachers, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Christieâ€™s â€“ DJ & Dancing with DJ Henney, 10 p.m. Newport Blues CafĂŠâ€“Sweet Tooth & The Sugarbabies, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Loungeâ€“ Local Band Jam-Rough N Ready, 9 p.m. Newport Marriottâ€“Paul DelNero Jazz, 7-10 p.m. Oâ€™Brienâ€™s Pubâ€“DJ Curfew, 10 p.m. One Pelham Eastâ€“Big Party Orchestra Perro Saladoâ€“Honky Tonk Knights, 8:30 p.m. Rhino Barâ€“Conscious Band
Friday, July 29 Billy Goodesâ€“Live music Christieâ€™s â€“ DJ & Dancing, 10 p.m. LaForge Casino Restaurantâ€“Dave Manuel on piano, 7-11 p.m. Middletown VFWâ€“Karaoke, DJ Papa John, 8:30 p.m. Newport Blues CafĂŠâ€“Fighting Friday, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Loungeâ€“ Matty B, 9 p.m. Oâ€™Brienâ€™s PubÂâ€“Triple Threat, 10 p.m. â€˜til closing One Pelham Eastâ€“Big Party Orchestra Rhino Barâ€“King Friday
Louis CK on Deck in Comedy Series By Katherine Imbrie Comedian Louis CK brings his irreverent and sometimes bombastic brand of humor to the Yachting Center stage for two shows Saturday, Aug. 6. A writer for â€“ and frequent guest on â€“ the late-night TV circuit with David Letterman and Conan Oâ€™Brien, CK also stars in several standup concert films available as DVDs, including his most recent, â€œLouis CK: Hilarious,â€? which premiered at the Sundance Film Festival in January of this year to critical acclaim. In March, the film took the award for â€œBest Standup Specialâ€? at the First Annual Comedy Awards. CK also created and starred in HBOâ€™s sitcom â€œLucky Louie,â€? and he recently has been cast for an upcoming Ricky Gervais film, â€œThis Side of the Truth.â€? CK, who is 44, was raised in Newton, Mass. (His stage name is not his initials, but comes from the pronunciation of his Hungarian surname, Szekely.) Like many other comedians, CK got his start as part of the comedy club boom in Boston in the 1980s and then gained fame in New York City. He frequently builds his bits around words and ideas that are
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definitely politically incorrect â€“ but also hilariously on target. One of CKâ€™s funniest routines celebrates his own good fortune being a white male in America: â€œWhat name can anybody call me that really digs deep?â€? he asks, â€œCracker? Bringing me back to owning land and people?â€? Although CKâ€™s style makes liberal use of profanities that some might find offensive, he has a softer side as well. One of his bits deals with the energy and time he puts into being a father to his two daughters. In another -- â€œEverythingâ€™s Amazing and Nobodyâ€™s Happyâ€? -- he marvels at the publicâ€™s already-blasĂŠ attitude towards such amazing technological advances as airplanes, the Internet, and cell phones.
Musical Entertainment Rhumblineâ€“Bobby Ferreira, 6:30-10 p.m. Sambarâ€“Live Music The Chanler at Cliff Walkâ€“Dick Lupino, Dennis Cook, Paul Nagel, 6-10 p.m.
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Sunday, July 31 @ The Deckâ€“Bramans Lane, 5-9 p.m. Castle Hillâ€“Dick Lupino, Paul Nagel, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Fastnetâ€“Irish Music Session 6-10 p.m. Newport Blues CafĂŠâ€“Ryan Montbleau Band, 9:30 p.m. Oâ€™Brienâ€™s Pubâ€“ Karaoke, 9 p.m. One Pelham Eastâ€“Chopville, 6-9 p.m.; Chris Gauthier, 10 p.m.-1 a.m.
Monday, August 1 @ The Deckâ€“John Erikson from Blockhead, 6-9 p.m. Flukeâ€“The Little Branch Trio featuring Antoine Drye, Kris Kaiser and special guest, Vanessa Trouble, 6:30 p.m. Newport Blues CafĂŠâ€“The Dwarves, 9:30 p.m. One Pelham Eastâ€“Bruce Jacques
Tuesday, August 2 @ The Deckâ€“John Brazile, 7-10 p.m. Billy Goodesâ€“Songwriters Showcase with Bill Lewis, 9:30-12:30 p.m.
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Deer Are Here All Year-Round By Jack Kelly This is a great time of the year to see the fruits of natureâ€™s labors all across our island. For both the seasoned enthusiast and the casual observer, there are a multitude of exciting experiences and sights to be discovered. The fields, woodlands, marshes, ponds, seashores, and ocean waters of region are teeming with life. One area that contains a great deal of varied animal and plant species, is Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge in Middletown. Sachuest Point is located on 242 acres that also includes a salt marsh system that is adjacent to Third Beach. With over three miles of trails, the refuge offers sweeping ocean vistas and walks along fields of native grasses, wildflowers, and plants. Although the refuge is beautiful in any season, summer brings an explosion of color and life to this seaside dominion of nature. Situated on the Atlantic Flyway migratory route, Sauchuest Point hosts a wide variety of bird species including songbirds, shorebirds, wading birds, and raptors. There are also large populations of rabbits, mice, voles, skunks, mink and other small mammal species. Sachuest Point is also home to a white-tailed deer herd. The herd breeds in October and November and after a six-month gestation period, the does, or female deer, give birth to between one and three
fawns, or baby deer. The fawns are born with a reddish-brown coat with white spots. These spots resemble flecks of sunlight, which help to camouflage the fawn from predators. The does move the fawns to safe places after they give birth and leave them in concealed places to sleep, while they forage for food. The does return to nurse their young during this time. This will be the routine until the fawns are strong enough to accompany their mothers while they forage. The male deer, known as stags or bucks, also begin an amazing transition. The stags shed their antlers each year, usually in early winter. Beginning in late March or early April, they start to grow back when buds of the new ones begin to appear. At first these buds are very tender and are covered with a soft, velvety hair. They soon grow into blunt, small antlers. In the summer they grow more and form branches called tines. During September the hair is shed and the antlers become hard as stone and very sharp. The stags use them as a defense against predators and to duel or spar with other stags. These duels can be waged over territory or female deer. The stags spar by pushing against one another with their antlers. They rarely hurt each other, as the weaker stag usually turns and runs away. The end of July and the beginning of August ushers in an amazing time for the deer herd at Sachuest Point.
Family Night Concert Series Tuesday, Aug. 2 6PM
Mac Chrupcala Orchestra Variety: Jazz, Motown, Rock & Roll Sponsored by The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar and Newport County Chamber of Commerce
Monday, Aug. 1 6:30 PM
Navy Band Northeastâ€™s â€œShowbandâ€? Jazz Rock & Roll, & patriotic Wednesday, Aug. 3 6:00 PM
Navy Band Northeastâ€™s â€œRhode Island Soundâ€? R&B, Classic Rock, Top-40
Children's Night Performances Thursday, Aug. 4
Toe Jam Puppet Band vaudeville, music Sponsored by BankNewport
Newport Police Night Out for Safety Thursday, Aug. 4th 4:30-6:30 PM Free!! Special activities and information boothshighlight summer safety. Special prize giveaways!
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A young stag, with his â€œvelvet-coveredâ€? antlers, at Sachuest Point. (Photos by Jack Kelly)
Twin fawns were foraging with their mother at Sachuest Point. The fawns have grown and are now accompanying their mothers while they forage for food in the fields. The stags can be seen carrying their almost mature antlers high while they also feed in the fields. Out of mating season, it is common to see the herd feed together in various parts of the refuge. The best time to view these swift and nimble animals is early morning or after 6 p.m. Deer do not see stationary objects, but they detect motion quickly. They have an acute sense of hearing and a keen sense of smell, and will flee any perceived danger. So, if you are patient, stand still and remain quiet â€” it will improve your chances to observe a wonderful sight. A word of caution â€” do not go into the fields or cross into closed areas to capture photos of fawns, as you may agitate a protective mother. These are wild animals, respect their territory and you will have an astounding experience.
has been spotted in the Third Beach area and at Island Rocks, adjacent to Sachuest Point NWR. The Red-tailed hawk female (that was the subject of a story in the April 7, 2011 nature column of NTW) and her new mate have two hatchlings in their nest. They will most likely be fledgling in the next 10-14 days. Visit www.Newportnow.com and access the April 7 e-edition, to read the full story on the Red-tailed hawk who lost her mate. Shore migration is continuing with new sightings everyday.
The Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge will be hosting its annual Take Me Fishing Day on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. Try your skills at tying knots, baiting, casting, fish painting and more. This free, family event will include: loaner poles, two surf fishing clinics (starting at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.), casting and baiting demonstrations, and other childrenâ€™s activities. The first 108 youth will receive a free mini tackle box in honor of the 108th Anniversary of the National Wildlife Refuge System. This event is cosponsored by the U. S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Friends of the National Wildlife Refuges of Rhode Island and Quonnie Bait and Tackle. For more information, call 847-5511. Satuday, Aug. 6 admission to the Audubon Society of Rhode Islandâ€™s Environmental Education Center will be free, courtesy of a grant from the Citizens Bank Foundation. Families can explore environmental exhibits representing Rhode Islandâ€™s diverse habitats, from upland meadow and cornfields to wetlands, salt marshes and the Narragansett Bay shoreline. Situated on the 28acre McIntosh Wildlife Refuge, visitors can also enjoy beautiful nature trails. The center, 1401 Hope Street (Route 114), Bristol, is open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Shorebird Migration Sightings at Sachuest Point and Gooseneck Cove salt marshes Spotted Sandpiper White-rumped Sandpiper Semipalmated Sandpiper Dowitchers Black-bellied Plovers Least Sandpiper Greater Yellowlegs Lesser Yellowlegs Dunlins Ruddy Turnstone Caspian Terns Pectoral Sandpiper Red-throated Loon
For More Information www.ASRI.org (Audubon Society of RI) www.RIBirds.org www.SaveBay.org www.AllAboutBirds.org
Nesting Notes A Peregrine Falcon fledgling has been sighted hunting prey over the north end of Newport near Miantonomi Park. The fledgling appears to be accompanied by an adult Peregrine Falcon. An immature Red-throated Loon
A resident Red-tailed Hawk welcomes visitors to Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge.
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Art Galleries & Openings
Artists of All Types Invited to Show Off
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Organizers of the Newport Art Museumâ€™s 2011 Wet Paint Weekend are encouraging artists working in any medium to hit the streets, beaches and byways on Saturday, Aug. 20 to create original works of art for this popular public art event and fundraiser. â€œStill wetâ€? pieces will be sold during silent and live auctions on Sunday, Aug. 21 at the museum. Proceeds benefit the Newport Art Museumâ€™s education, exhibition and community outreach programs. Jewelry-makers, furniture-makers, sculptors and ceramicists are welcome to participate. A special exhibition space is also being created for children under 12 years old. New this year, to h e l p onlookers find Wet Paint artists at work, will be a map of artist locations available the week leading up to the event. Artists wishing to be included on the map must contact Martha Barrows at marthasme@aol. com no later than Wednesday, Aug. 10. Co-chairs for Wet Paint 2011 are Jessica Hagen, Brooke Roberts and Tom Eberhardt and the event is sponsored by William Vareika Fine Arts LTD with additional support from Art New England, Artscope, and the Norman Bird Sanctuary. Wet Paint T-shirts and boxed lunches from Russell Morin Fine Catering, Panera Bread and Crystal Springs Water will be provided to registered artists. Artists who register by Aug. 1 will be included in the Wet Paint printed program.To register, visit the museum or go online to www.NewportArtMuseum.org.
Anthony Tomaselli Gallery 140 Spring St., 419-2821, www.anthonytomaselli.com. Arnold Art Rare print editions by John Mecray on third floor gallery, open Mon.Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sunday, noon - 5 p.m., 210 Thames St., 847-2273, www.arnoldart.com. Art & Happiness Muriel Barclay de Tolly show through July 28, 136 Bellevue Ave., 241-9887. Art on the Wharf â€œBoats That Workâ€? show through Aug. 31. Gallery open everyday, noon - 6 p.m., or by appointment, 33 Bannisterâ€™s Wharf, 965-0268. Brimstone Studio Open Sat. and Sunday, noonâ€“5 p.m., or by appointment, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown 440-3974. Cadeaux du Monde Featuring fairly traded international folk art in the main gallery and the work of 15 local artists in â€˜Galerie Escalierâ€™, open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 26 Mary St., 848-0550 www.cadeauxdumonde.com. DeBlois Gallery Annual Membersâ€™ Show through Aug. 28, opening reception Saturday, Aug. 6, 5-7 p.m., open Tues.Sun., noon-5 p.m., 138 Bellevue Ave., 847-9977, debloisgallery.com. Didi Suydam Contemporary Gallery is open Thurs.-Mon., 12 - 5 p.m., 25 Mill St., 848-9414, www.didisuydam.com. Harbor Fine Art Open daily 11 a.m â€“ 5 p.m., 134 Spring St., 848-9711, www.harborfineart.com. Isherwood Gallery Paintings by Frederick Ames Cushing, opening reception Aug. 13, gallery open Wed.-Sat.,
10:30 a.m.â€“ 5 p.m. 108 William St., 619-1116, isherwoodgallery.com. Jamestown Arts Center Gallery open Sat. & Sun. noon-3 p.m.,18 Valley St., Jamestown. Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design Opening reception for â€œNew Paintings by Wylene Commander and Pieter Roosâ€? Saturday, July 30, 6 - 8 p.m. Gallery open Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and by appointment. 226 Bellevue Ave., suite 8, the Audrain Building, second floor, 849-3271, www.jessicahagen.com. The Merton Road Artist Studio The studio is located behind the Tennis Hall of Fame at 7 Merton Rd. Old Man & the Sea Gallery Specializing in Cuban & nautical art, 99 Spring St. Roger King Fine Art Two floors of 19th and 20th century American paintings. Open daily, 21 Bowenâ€™s Wharf, 847-4359, www.rkingfinearts.com. The Lady Who Paints Working studio, open Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 9 Bridge St., 450-4791.
Oil on Canvas by Pieter Roos Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design will hold an opening reception for New Paintings by Wylene Commander and Pieter Roos on Saturday, July 30 from 6â€“8 p.m. The exhibit features landscapes and seascapes rendered in two very different styles: Pieter Roos is known for his meticulously detailed studio paintings and Wylene Commander has long had a following for her canvases created en plein air. Together, they present body of work depicting the beauty of Newport and surrounding area.The exhibition will be on display from July 29 â€“ Sept. 3. Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design is open Thursday, Friday and Saturday,11a.m.- 4 p.m. and by appointment. The gallery is located on the second floor of the historic Audrain Building at 226 Bellevue Ave., Suite #8.
Sage Gallery 435 Thames St. (2nd floor). www.sageartworks.com. Sheldon Fine Art Opening reception for Sally Caldwell Fisher Saturday, July 30, 5-7 p.m., open daily 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., 59 Americaâ€™s Cup Ave., Bowenâ€™s Wharf, 849-0030. Spring Bull Gallery â€œPlein Air Painters of Narragansett Bayâ€? show runs through July 31. Open daily noon to 5 p.m. 55 Bellevue Ave., 849-9166.
â€œBoats That Workâ€? is an exhibit of recent oils by local, British artist Tony Gill at Art on the Wharf. His works depict New England working craft from classic lobster boats to solitary Peapods. The show runs through Aug. 31. Gallery hours are noon to 6 p.m. daily. 33 Bannisterâ€™s Wharf, 965-0268.
The Third & Elm Press & Gallery Woodcuts and paper created by Ilse Buchert Nesbitt, open Tues. - Sat., 11 a.m - 5 p.m. and by appointment, 29 Elm St. 848-0228 www.thirdandelm.com. William Vareika Gallery Special Gilbert Stuart exhibit, 212 Bellevue Ave., 849-6149, www.vareikafinearts.com.
Arty Summer Fun Thereâ€™s still time for arty summer fun at the Jamestown Art Center. A variety of classes are offered for children, teens and adults. Saturday workshops, geared for youth 8 â€“18, include â€œClay Clubâ€? and intro to printmaking. Two special photography sessions will capture Jamestown by land and water. For more information, or to register, visit www.jamestownartcenter.org or call 662-3839.
Ballet Auditions Serious dancers interested in Rhode Islandâ€™s Ballet Theatre will have their chance to audition during a Company class on Thursday, Aug. 11 at 6:30 p.m. at the studio, located at 20 Loring St., Middletown. Dance students who are between the ages of 9 â€“ 18 are welcome to audition for the upcoming season for a fee of $15. If accepted, dancers are required to take at least two ballet classes a week, in addition to the Company class. Jazz or Theatre dance is also required. For more information on the auditions, check out the Company website at www.riballet.org or call 847-5301.
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RECENT DEATHS James “Bud” Berlenbach, 86, of Newport, passed away July 21, 2011 at the Forest Farm Nursing Home, Middletown. He was a U.S. Navy veteran, serving in World War II. A Mass of Christian Burial was held at St. Mary’s Church, Newport. Donations in his memory may be made to the Newport Department Rescue Fund, 21 West Marlborough St., Newport RI 02840. Joseph Borges, 86, of Middletown, passed away July 22, 2011 at home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Dorothy (Chlapowski) Borges. He was a U.S. Army veteran, serving in World War II. Donations in his memory may be made to Hospice at Visiting Nurses Service, 1184 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, RI 02871.
Gerald Foss, 76, of Middletown, passed away July 22, 2011 at Heatherwood Nursing Center, Newport. He was the husband of Betty (Westgate) Foss. Donald Roy Witkos, 78, of Portsmouth, passed away unexpectedly July 22, 2011. He was the husband of Claire (Angers) Witkos. Donations in his memory may be made to the American Heart Association, 1 State St., Suite 200, Providence, RI 02908.
Complete obituary notices available for a nominal fee. For more information, call 847-7766, ext. 107
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Saturday August 6
Newport Jazz Festival World-renowned music festival featuring jazz greats, Fort Adams State Park, www.NewportJazzFest. net. 5th Annual Aquidneck Island Paddle Paddle relay and watermen’s competition benefits the Aquidneck Land Trust, Lucy’s Hearth and the Norman Bird Sanctuary, Third Beach, Middletown, 9 a.m. All paddlers need to have their own PFD.849-2799 x 18, www.AquidneckLandTrust.org. Aquidneck Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, 909 East Main Rd. (Newport Vineyards), Middletown, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., www. AquidneckGrowersMarket.org.
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The Working Waterfront History Walking Tour Walk in the footsteps of the sailors, merchants and immigrants who once lived and worked in the Lower Thames neighborhood. NRF Museum Store, 415 Thames Street, 11 a.m., 324-6111, www.NewportHistoryTours.org. Rough Point’s Gallery Hours 1-4 p.m. See Saturday, July 23 for details.
Jazz at the Vineyard Live jazz at Greenvale Vineyards with Dick Lupino, 582 Wapping Road, Middletown, 1- 4 p.m., 8473777, www.Greenvale.com. John Quinlan Murphy Summer Lecture Series “A Gilded Age Architect: Whitney Warren, The Newport Country Club, The New York Yacht Club and Grand Central Terminal,” presented by Dr. Kurt Schlichting, E. Gerald Corrigan ‘63 Chair in Humanities and Social Sciences at Fairfield University, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 4:30 p.m., 847-0292, www.RedwoodLibrary.org. Polo Competition USA vs. Chile, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 5 p.m., www. GlenFarm.com. Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour 5:30 p.m. See Friday, July 29, for details. Newport Comedy Series Louis C.K., award winning comedian, actor, writer and director performs live at the Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., 6 p.m. and 9:15 p.m., www.NewportComedy.com. A Midsummer Night’s Dream at The Elms The Preservation Society’s blacktie dinner dance, celebrating the centennial of The Elms Stable & Carriage House. The Elms, 367 Bel-
levue Avenue, 7 p.m., Advance reservations required. Call (401) 847-1000 ext. 120. Murder at the Museum Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Co. for “The Hunt for Hunt’s Fortune,” an interactive murder mystery at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., www.NewportArtMuseum.org. Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Friday, July 29, for details.
Sunday August 7
Newport Jazz Festival World-renowned music festival featuring jazz greats, Fort Adams State Park, www.NewportJazzFest. net. A Novel Evening Annual fundraising event for the Newport Library, 300 Spring St., 6 p.m., 847.8720 or go to www.NewportLibraryri.org. Roman Empire Series begins Salve Regina University is hosting a series of free public lectures, “The Rise and Fall of Rome from Virgil to Montesquieu.” Room 260, O’Hare Academic Center, Ochre Point Ave. Program runs daily August 7-12, 6-8 p.m., and August 13, 9-11 a.m.
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Aug 5–International Polo Ball to benefit Wounded Warriors, Rosecliff, 787-1768, newportinternationalpolo. com
Aug. 12-14–Newport Antiques Show, St. George’s School, 372 Purgatory Road, Middletown, 847-7565
Aug 6–Preservation Society’s Summer Gala, “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” The Elms, 847-1000, www.newportmansions.org
Aug 20–Bird Ball, “Birds & Blokes,” to benefit the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 846-2577, www.normanbirdsanctuary. org
Aug 7–”A Novel Evening,” Annual fundraiser for the Newport Public Library, 847-8720, ext. 100.
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Youthful fishermen with their black sea bass catch after a recent outing aboard Fishfinder II. Top row: Chris Gemma, Andrew Mancini and Kenneth Mancini. Bottom row: Matt Gemma, Ben Gemma and, trip highliner, Dan Gemma.
Take Kids Out to Catch Sea Bass and Scup By Tim Flaherty The strong tides and currents of last week have waned and so has the fishing. We took bass on most trips last week, but we had to work very hard at it. The striped bass bite was soft and the annoying, large scup were tearing up our bass baits all week at the reefs. The post-heat wave cool front, thankfully, delivered fresh breezes and provided great drifts for black sea bass fishing. On several trips, plenty of big “blue heads” landed in the fish box. Black sea bass are a prized local catch and are a delicacy, served only in the finest restaurants. This species is in the grouper family and they primarily prey on crabs and, at this time of year, small lobsters. These voracious bottom feeders search the rocky holes into which baby lobsters burrow; typical behavior for young lobsters. Black sea bass have an interesting technique for getting a lobster out of these holes: They place their mouths over them, then flair their gills. This action creates low pressure in the hole and the lobsters are sucked out, directly into the mouth of the sea bass. Although it is a very successful survival strategy for the species, it is also has become major concern for local lobstermen, whose product peaks in demand at this time of year. Remember anglers, this year, R.I.D.E.M. regulations require black sea bass to be a minimum of 13 inches in length to keep. This is a change from last season’s regulation. Scup fishing has been excellent with fish to 20 inches being taken last week. Drifting baits at the reefs can provide almost constant action during slack tides, as well as at the change of tides. With scup abundant, it becomes an excellent time of year to teach young children how to fish the ocean.
Scup are tenacious fighters and will provide kids with great action. What’s better than to see a 7-yearold hook into a 20 inch scup? Scup fishing can teach children how to properly set the hook at the precise moment; how to work the rod with the left arm and retrieve with the right. They also learn how to discriminate between different types of fish hitting the hook. All this requires great concentration and focus. After repeated instruction and encouragement, kids will have learned the technique that will, hopefully, have them hauling the bigger species over the rails in the future. More importantly, the excitement and sense of accomplishment that young ones get from landing any fish can be something good to behold. Summer fluke fishing has finally arrived with big ones being taken at Bailey’s Beach, Seal Ledge, as well off Second Beach. The fluke have been chasing large schools of squid and small baitfish called silversides. We always check the stomachs of fish we catch to determine what they have been eating. You should, too. This will help you to decide what type of bait to use. The fish we examined had been feeding on small, whole squid. Remember anglers: These “fluke runs” don’t last long, so get fluke fishing, now! Sam Toland, of Sam’s Bait Shop in Middletown, has reported that tuna fishing has been slow. Sam is the acknowledged “Tuna Guru of Aquidneck Island.” An avid angler, Toland carefully studies offshore currents, eddies, water temperature, and many other factors to determine the best places to fish. This year, the Gulf Stream, where the tuna roam, has remained well offshore, requiring tuna anglers to travel great distances to find them. Often, trips can be in excess of 100 miles, just to get to the offshore
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tuna grounds. Toland expects the tuna bite will improve in August. Tight Lines! Capt. Tim, of Flaherty Charters, Castle Hill, Newport, is an island native, who taught high school and college history. He has been bay angling for over 50 years as was his father, Frank
Tougher Law on Fishing Limits Current recreational fishing limits on striped bass allow a person to catch up to two a day, and each has to be at least 28 inches long. For commercial licensees, the limit is 30 inches, although striped bass as small as 26 inches are allowed to be taken from floating traps. Under the new law, which takes effect immediately, penalties for violating the limits on stripers will be at least $100 for each striped bass taken, possessed, or offered for sale, imprisonment for up to 90 days, or both. For the second violation, the jail time is the same, but the fines increase to at least $200 per fish, the state could seize any boat, fishing tackle or other implements used in violation of the law. And for third and subsequent offenses, the fine increases to at least $500 per fish in addition the 90-days jail sentence and forfeiture of the equipment used. Previously, state law allowed a fine of only $50 per fish taken in violation. The sponsors say the law isn’t aimed at the recreational fisherman who might unwittingly take home a fish that’s a bit too small; it’s meant to give the state a tool to shut down those who habitually flout the regulations.
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SPORTS Tennis Court Repairs The City of Newport Recreation Department announces the Murphy Park Tennis Courts will be closed for repairs from Monday, Aug. 1 to Friday, Aug. 5. The Rogers High School tennis courts will be reopened to the public Monday, Aug. 1.
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DOWN 1. French mathematician 2. Botanical ring of color 3. Rough shelter 4. Bayou feature 5. Euphoric feeling 6. Craps play 7. Caught off base? 8. Calyx segment 9. Considerably 10. Lomé is its capital 11. 35-Across legend 12. Moroccan city 13. Tootsie 21. Picker-upper 22. Swear words? 26. Submarine base 27. Gulf off Somalia 30. Numerical suffix 31. Vet’s pride, perhaps 32. “Anger Management” actress 34. Minnesota athletes 35. Toronto paper 36. Degrees, of a sort 38. Smoke trace 39. ___ fixe 40. Bogart in “Casablanca,” e.g. 41. Stat for Martinez 42. Last name in fashion 46. “East of Eden” character 47. Oscar winner Wendy 49. Type of voice 50. Judged 51. Emphasis on a syllable 54. Pad paper? 56. Fall flower 58. Bassoon’s kin 59. Tamblyn of “Seven Brides for Seven Brothers” 60. Canadian Indian 61. Malt kiln 62. Concorde, e.g. 63. Hide-hair link
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The seventh Ida Lewis Distance Race starts Friday, Aug. 19, at 1 p.m. off Fort Adams. Organizers are encouraging competitors with boats 28 feet and longer to register by the early bird deadline of Aug. 5. Youth crew members are welcome to sail as part of the Youth Challenge, which gives special recognition to any boat where 40% of the crew is made up of sailors aged 1419. Turning marks will include Castle Hill, Brenton Reef, Block Island, Montauk Point, Martha’s Vineyard and Buzzards Tower with the finish inside Newport Harbor off the historic Ida Lewis Yacht Club. The Ida Lewis Distance Race is a qualifier for the 2011 New England Lighthouse Series; Northern and Double-Handed Ocean Racing Trophies (IRC); and the US-IRC Gulf Stream Series. To register or for more information, go to www.ildistancerace. org or contact Eric Leslie at info@ ildistancerace.org. Contacts for the Youth Challenge are Joe Cooper, 965-6006, bushranger147@gmail. com and Andy Dickinson, 4230600, firstname.lastname@example.org.
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RI Kickball Ready for Second Season After a successful inaugural season last spring, which saw nine teams battling weekly at Morton Park, RI Kickball is back for its second season and has decided to change the location of home plate. For the fall season, the kickball league is being held at the historic Cardines Field. The second season will kick-off on Monday, Aug. 22, and continue every Monday evening at 6 p.m., through Oct. 24. According to league founder Lindsey Nahmias-Turowski, RI Kickball is looking to expand to 12 teams for the fall season. “I created RI Kickball last spring on the premise that we all need more fun in our lives and the opportunity to meet new people within our community,” explained Nahmias-Turowski. “Eight of the nine teams from the spring season signed back up. That’s how much fun RI Kickball is!” There are four team slots left open, so if you have a team of 15 and want to play in the league, you have until Aug. 1 to register by emailing email@example.com.
2011 Doubles Championship The Newport Recreation Department will be holding a men’s doubles and women’s doubles open tournament on Saturday and Sunday, July 30-31. Competitors will advance in a round-robin match format. Players will face-off at the Rogers High School tennis courts on Saturday at 9 a.m. Sunday matches will begin at 10 a.m. at the Pop Flack tennis courts, near the Edward King Center, off Bellevue Ave. The championship match will be the best 2 of 3 sets. A mixed doubles open tournament will be held on Aug. 6 –7. The tournament fee is $15 per player. For information or to register, call 845-5800, or visit the Newport Recreation Department at 35 Golden Hill St.
Upcoming Games Catch an upcoming game at Cardines Field to see the Newport Gulls play at home at 6:35 p.m. on the following dates: n Thursday, July 28 against Mystic n Friday, July 29 against Old Orchard n Sunday, July 31 against Sanford n Monday, August 1 against New Bedford n Tue–Thurs, Aug. 2-4 NECBL Playoffs
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Upcoming Sunset League games will be played at Cardines Field on Saturday, July 30, 12 p.m. against Westcott Properties; 3 p.m. against Town Dock and 6 p.m. against Horan Builders. August scheduled to be announced. The George Donnelly Sunset League will continue its 91st season at Cardines Field until August 10. The league was founded in 1919 and is a wood bat amateur league for players over the age of 18. For more information, visit www. georgedonnellysunsetleague.com.
A Different Kind of ‘Catch-of-the-Day’ By Meg O’Neil A simple money-making expedition that left from Jamestown in 1980 to catch lobsters off the coast of Nantucket netted a completely different kind of green for the fishermen on board—and therein lies a tale. In the recently published “Pot Luck: A Sea Story,” author John Lawless describes what happened on board the trusty ship Mister Bill. Lawless—a longtime local fisherman, Rhode Island native, and firsttime author—chronicles the story of the crew’s discovery of several mysterious containers bobbing in the open ocean. Taking one of the containers onboard, the crew carefully opened the watertight lid to discover marijuana, and lots of it. The crew proceeded to smuggle the 100 pounds of high-quality pot to an unused boat slip at Fort Wetherill in Jamestown, and divided the load amongst the five members, each getting 20 pounds to do with as they wished. If the group had angst over deciding to break the law, or remorse afterwards, it doesn’t feature prominently in the tale. There was a narrow escape at Fort Wetherill the night of the deed, when a Jamestown police officer questioned them, but then they were on their way. The book tracks the other crew
members and what they did with their portion of the “catch” over the years. Of course, Lawless changed the names of his shipmates, “to protect the guilty.” Lawless sold the majority of his payload, little by little, through the help of a bartender in Point Judith. With the money, he bought a skiff and some bull raking gear so he could harvest quahogs closer to home. He aptly named his 20-foot boat “Pot Luck.” The captain of the Mister Bill, Mike Sharpe, caught the smuggling bug, and two chapters are dedicated to Sharpe’s drug trade adventures. One adventure landed Sharpe in a Cuban prison where, as fate would have it, Sharpe met a Colombian man who knew the story behind the floating containers of pot. Sharpe learned that the drugs had been aboard a Caribbean freighter that had departed from Colombia with more than 10 tons of marijuana hidden under deck. Lawless writes in a later chapter that the ship probably encountered the Coast Guard on the open seas and instead of facing arrest,
the crew released the cargo load of grass, sank the ship, and floated for days on a raft before being rescued by another ship. This is a fishing tale, after all. The story finishes with the Mister Bill itself, which is still used by fishermen who unloading their catches at Parascondolo’s in Newport. If nothing else, “Pot Luck: A Sea Story” is an easy afternoon read for anyone interested in stories from the sea. Published by RoseDogs Books, in Pittsburgh, Penn., the book is available on www.amazon. com.
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Sunset League Action at Cardines
Erik Beaudoin, #13, of R&R Legion slides back in to third base as Broâ€™s Oven third baseman, Tom Cole, gets set to apply the tag. Beaudoin was called safe on the controversial play.
The Mary Rose Marshall Memorial Cup was presented by Mary P. Marshall (far left) to winner Kelsey Brown. Placing second was Sarah McDaid from Sail Newport, and Katrina Claffin (far right) took third.
Narragansett Bay Junior Womenâ€™s Regatta About 50 girls participated in the Narragansett Bay Yachting Associationâ€™s Jr. Womenâ€™s Regatta held Monday and Tuesday, July 25â€“26, at the Bristol Yacht Club. At stake were the championships in the Optimist, Laser Radial, and 420 classes. Mondayâ€™s activities included a clinic conducted by Betsey Allison of Newport and practice racing and a full day of racing on Tuesday. Caroline Elliott of Barrington Yacht Club, with three firsts and a total of 8 points in the low-point scoring system, won the David Swett Optimist class championship, sponsored by the Conanicut Island Sailing Foundation. Sail Newportâ€™s Amena Brown, skipper, and Emma Vogel, crew, with 8 points also, captured the Alicia Taber double-handed 420 championship. The trophy is sponsored by the Taber family of East Providence. It is named after the first woman commodore of a yacht club (Narragansett Terrace) in the Association. Winner of the Mary Rose Marshall Memorial single-handed championship, sailed in Laser Radials, is Kelsey Brown of Wickford Sailing Assn. She had a perfect score, winning all the races in that class, a first for the class. The trophy is sponsored by the Marshall family of Newport and Chelsea and Salem, Mass. Mrs. Marshall, a graduate of Elmhurst Academy and Salve Regina University, was a noted athlete and sailor with a passion for junior sailing activities. Top Results by Class: Optimist: Caroline Elliott, Barrington, 1; Lindsey Klock, Barrington, 2; Madeline Bishra, Saunderstown, 3; Rebecca Read, Sail Newport, 4; Sarah Hoxie, Saunderstown, 5. 420: Amina Brown/Emma Vogel, Sail Newport, 1; Erin Mullins/Isabel Regine, Greenwich Bay, 2; Michaela Reynolds/Oskana Goretaya, Greenwich Bay, 3; Victoria Shakespeare/Sophie Lucente, Greenwich Bay, 4; Julia Gowell/Fiona Christie, Conanicut, 5. Laser Radial: Kelsey Brown, Wickford, 1; Sarah McDaid, Sail Newport. 2; Katrina Claffin, Conanicut, 3; Catherine Hemp, Conanicut, 4.
Broâ€™s Oven starting pitcher, Mike Farias, fires a pitch against R&R Legion. Farias allowed just four hits and struck out seven, getting the win in Broâ€™s 14-4 rout of R&R on Tuesday in Sunset League action
Rob Reyes, of Brothers Oven, thanks the Man above after hitting a two run home run Tuesday against R&R Legion. Reyesâ€™s three hits and four RBI helped pummel R&R 14-4. Photos by Rob Thorn
Volunteers Needed for Sailing Events A full slate of regattas are scheduled for the sailing season. Sail Newport is looking for volunteers to assist on the water or on the shore side at upcoming regattas and events. To volunteer for race committee contact anderson@ sailnewport.org, and to volunteer shore side, contact kim.cooper@ sailnewport.org The schedule is listed below. July 29-31 Melges 32 North American Championship Race Committee. August 9 Club 420 Jr. Regatta Race Committee August 14 Us Youth Championships Shore side help at the Sailing Center with checking in students August 20-21 Etchells Newport Series Regatta Race Committee August 20 â€“ 23 Thomas C. Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic And Regatta And Sail Newport Blind National Championships Race Committee Dockside help assisting Paralympic sailors August 26 â€“ 28 Melges 20 Nationals Race Committee Sept. 3 â€“ 4 Classic Yacht Regatta Race Committee September 9 â€“ 11 Melges 32 Northeast Regatta and (9/11) Sail For Pride 10th Anniversary Race Committee, Help at tent party on Sunday, Sept. 11 Oct. 29 â€“ 30 Halloween Howl Youth Regatta Race Committee
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Tall Ship, Grand Vision By Tom Shevlin
When he was a child, Capt. Eric J. Williams III used to build model sailboats. So when the opportunity arose to join in an effort to construct Rhode Island’s official tall ship, the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, you could only imagine his delight. “This is really fun,” he said with a smile on Monday. Williams, the former Captain of the Port of Providence for the U.S. Coast Guard, was one of several panelists to speak during a public forum sponsored by the Alliance for a Livable Newport (ALN). According to Williams, construction on the ship has been moving along nicely. By the end of next year, he hopes to have the OHP docked in Newport, where the final phase of the build will take place. If all goes well, she could be complete by 2013. Of course, all of it rests on the ability of the fledgling non-profit, Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island, to raise the funds needed to complete the project. “We’re well on our way,” said Bart Dunbar, the chair of OHPRI and president of The Bowen’s Wharf Co., one of the city’s most prominent waterfront enterprises. Already, an estimated two-thirds of the total $6 million tab needed to complete the 207-foot three-masted vessel, has been raised, according to the OHPRI. Dunbar acted as moderator for the roughly hour-long event, which took audience members through the history of the project as well as the educational opportunities it will afford to “students of all ages.” Describing the project as “one of the most significant educational initiatives we’ve had in our city in a long, long time,” Thomas R. Weschler, OHPRI chairman emeritus,
who also sits on the board of ALN, provided a brief introduction to the meeting, before handing the microphone over to Dunbar. Speaking with an almost contagious enthusiasm, the bow-tie clad Dunbar began by wondering aloud, “What is the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry? What is Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island? What might it mean to our city, to our businesses, our schools, and above all, our young people?” The forum sought to address all of those questions. As Dunbar noted, Rhode Island hasn’t had a significant sail training vessel since the days when the Black Pearl was tied up along Bannister’s Wharf. As an avid believer in the value of experiential sailing programs, Dunbar was among a small group of civic leaders who began toying with the idea of reviving the tradition just over three years ago. That’s when they heard about a Canadian group that had started to build a replica of the HMS Detroit, a British vessel that had fought in the War of 1812. When that effort stalled, Dunbar said the group flew to Canada to inspect what was then just a hulking black steel hull. It was hard
not to see the potential. The group paid $300,000 for the hull and had it towed through the Great Lakes to Newport, where it arrived to much fanfare at Dunbar’s Bowen’s Wharf. It was almost as if the vessel was meant to be. After all, as Dunbar noted, it was Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry who – at the age of 27 – commanded the U.S. naval forces and defeated the Detroit in the decisive Battle of Lake Erie. From then on, the Rhode Island native would be known as the “Hero of Lake Erie.” “It is not lost [on us] that the State of Rhode Island desperately needs a symbol for its maritime history; that the City of Newport needs a symbol for its waterfront…the marine trades needs a symbol for their expertise,” said Dunbar. The OHP will be all of those things – and more. “When you think about the opportunities that the Oliver Hazard Perry presents, it becomes boundless,” said Betsey Hyman, OHPRI’s education coordinator. Together with an education subcommittee, Hyman is working to develop a curriculum that will stress
subjects like history, science, marine technology, and engineering. But more than that, the project is designed to give the state – and its youth – an experience unique to Rhode Island. “This is an opportunity to foster collaboration across the state, across the schools, and as Bart said in his introduction, giving kids an identity,” Hyman said. “We are the ocean state. We have 400 miles of coast line; we have 29 communities that have the bay or the ocean as part of their borders, and yet many of our kids never get there – to the bay, to the ocean; they don’t know what the water’s all about, and yet we have this tremendous resource. And so we see the Oliver Hazard Perry as an opportunity to find that identity, and to develop that identi-
ty and have it represent the state.” Once complete, the OHP will be able to accommodate 49 crew and students offshore, and up to 100 during the day. It will be home-ported in Newport, with plans to operate in the Caribbean during the winter. Through it all, OHPRI has been taking a lot of time to ensure that the ship is as accessible as possible, enabling everyone from age 9 to 90 – and of all physical abilities – to enjoy the vessel. If all goes well, the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry could be commissioned on July 4, 2013 – just two months removed from the 200th anniversary of Perry’s September 1813 victory on Lake Erie.
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