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NEWPORT — Property inspectors from Appraisal Resource of Warwick will begin a full, door-to-door inspection of Newport residences beginning at 8:30 a.m. on Thursday, July 7. According to Rhode Island law, a full revaluation is to be conducted every nine years. The revaluation, expected to take six months, will include home inspections of every residence in the city
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American player John Isner shows the impressive form that contributed to his second-round victory over France’s Arnaud Clement Wednesday afternoon, at the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships. Isner, the No. 1 seed for the event, won the first set against Clement in a tiebreak, 7-6 (6), and the second set 6-4. He will face Alex Bogomolov Jr. in the quarterfinals this Friday. (Photo by Rob Thorn)
Hidden Architectural Gems Revealed at Opera House By Jill Connors As workers peel away dusty wall fabric, faded carpeting, dropped ceilings, and false walls—not to mention sections of moldy ceiling and wall plaster—the original architectural details of the 1867 Opera House, on Washington Square, are slowly emerging. “I burst into tears when I saw the original proscenium this morning,” said Alison Vareika, as she toured the facility Tuesday. Vareika is chairwoman of the board of the Newport Performing Arts Center (NPAC), the group that is spearheading an effort to restore the Opera House as a venue for live entertainment. Tears of joy, that is. A $100,000 grant awarded to NPAC on June 23 from the Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust is making it possible to begin the long process of stabilizing the building and ultimately renovating the theater. Upon receiving the grant, NPAC wasted no time; a crew from Farrar & Associates began work within days. “They are doing a selective demolition,” explained NPAC board secretary Liz Drayton, referring to a construction method employed with historic buildings to preserve original details. Carpenters are carefully removing the structural vestiges of the Opera House’s decades-long use as a triplex movie theatre, from the 1970s until 2010. When a
false wall was removed on Tuesday, Vareika and Drayton could fully appreciate, for the first time, the interior volume of the original Opera House. “Isn’t it amazing!” grinned Drayton. The details that were emerging included a decorative plaster ceiling medallion, ornamental plasterwork on walls, decorative wooden panels that once concealed speakers for an organ, and the original proscenium arch. The ornamental plasterwork includes lyres, masks, and other arts-related motifs. “Everything that is original to the building is being preserved,” said Drayton. A pair of original seats is a case in point: Farrar & Associates construction superintendent Bob Murgo carefully carried two dusty upholstered seat cushions and their cast-metal side pieces into the lobby. “We found these in the dropped ceiling,” Murgo said. Even if these two seats are the only ones found, it will be enough for reproductions to be made at some point, noted Vareika. The goal of the work being done this week and next is a “reveal,” that is, to reveal the original details and condition of the structure, according to Drayton. A theatre designer from New York City, with whom the NPAC board has been in consultation for several years, will visit next week to assess the building from a stage and theatre point of view. Farrar
The original proscenium of the Opera House, built in 1867, is visible again for the first time in more than 40 years. Newport Performing Arts Center, a nonprofit organization, received a grant in late June to fund stabilization work on the historic building. (Photo by Rob Thorn) & Associates will also assess what exactly will be needed to stabilize the building itself. NPAC was incorporated in 1999 with the goal of pursuing a performing arts center in Newport; in 2002, the group purchased the Opera House building for $1 million, and has been seeking funding for a major renovation.
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“We envision a dynamic audience circulating through Washington Square,” said Drayton. NPAC sees a symbiotic relationship developing with other cultural facilities in town, including the cinema-oriented, 500-seat Jane
“The update is to equalize the tax burden, it keeps people from paying too little or too much.” Allan Booth Newport Tax Assessor and a statistical update. The last statistical update was completed in 2008; by law, updates must be done every three years. Allan Booth, Newport tax assessor, said the property inspection will take less than 10 minutes. “Essentially, the inspectors will verify the number of baths, number of bedrooms, and size of finished living space. They will also note major things, like has a garage been built or torn down.” He also stated that every inspector will have a clearly visible photo ID nametag. If no one is at home when the inspectors arrive they will leave a door hanger with contact information so the owner can call and schedule an inspection. If the inspector has arrived at an inconvenient time, homeowners are permitted to deny them entry and reschedule. There are only four inspectors who are assigned to the Newport contract; currently they will be attempting to do all inspections Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Saturday or evening time slots will be added later if necessary. The statistical update is done to acknowledge the changes in the real estate market. “The update is to equalize the tax burden, it keeps people from paying too little or too much,” Booth said. “This is not a fund raising event on the part of the city. They adjust or raise the tax rate to take care of those issues.” For more information or if you have questions contact Mr. Booth at 845-5365 or by email abooth@ cityofnewport.com
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Bike Newport Installs New Racks By Meg O’Neil Finding a parking spot at the Jane Pickens Theater just got a lot easier. However, it’s not your typical kind of parking. Hoping to encourage a more active lifestyle, Bike Newport, part of the nonprofit organization U.S. Open Cycling Foundation, with Bari George at the helm, has teamed up with local businesses to distribute specially made bike racks around Newport. Jane Pickens, on Washington Square, is the first local business to have the new bike rack installed. Located under the fire escape, the iron structure was salvaged from Manhattan more than 15 years ago and was recently restored at Aardvark Antiques Welding Shop on JT Connell Highway. Jay Silvestri, whose father started Aardvark Antiques in 1969, was excited to be part of the project. “That’s our style here,” he explains. “We take something already existing in one use, and then customize and alter it to where it fits next.” The custom bike rack blends in perfectly at Jane Pickens. Woven seamlessly into the iron fire exit, the new bike stand provides an opportunity for theater goers to ditch the cars and safely lock up their bikes alongside the theater. Kathy Staab, owner of the theater, has revealed that the public input on the new bike rack has been overwhelmingly positive. “My customers love the idea of riding their bikes to the theater, and really, how many towns can you do that in?” she says. While the Pickens is the first local business to sponsor and receive the new bike rack, 12 other sponsors have stepped forward to contribute a specially made bike rack to the city, courtesy of The Steel Yard in Providence. The other sponsors are the Historic Hill Neighborhood
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Jay Silvestri, Bari George, and Kathy Staab talk at Aardvark Antiques about the new bike rack being installed at the Jane Pickens Theater. (Photo by Rob Thorn) Association, City Councilor Kate Leonard, Salve Regina University, Newport Fed, Newport Hospital, Re/Max Professionals of Newport, Newport Shipyard, Cabbage Rose, People’s Credit Union, SAIC/SENEDIA, Newport Pedicab, and Newport This Week. Racks will be placed in visible and strategic locations throughout the city, based on an inventory taken by Bike Newport, each with a special plaque commemorating their donations to the project. Not the typical bike racks that you see around town, the ones being made by The Steel Yard are constructed using salvaged anchor chains from defunct boats, which George claims will add an, “attractive and historically appropriate dimension to Newport that can really give a shot in the arm to the biking community.” She hopes that the racks will all be installed throughout town in the next eight weeks. Bike Newport has worked over the past several months to promote biking in Newport through
the first ever Bike to Work Day held in May, Community Bike Rides, and creating a map of the most bicycle friendly streets in Newport. Next up on George’s agenda is working with the Newport Police Department, developing a “Rules of the Road” pamphlet, to be given to people who are caught breaking the laws while riding. George stresses the importance of all cyclists knowing all the laws when it comes to pedaling the streets. “In a nutshell, cyclists have the same rights to the road, but also the same responsibilities,” she explains. Working with the NPD helps get the word out to the community about the Rules of the Road.” George has also been working with the city to post signs around town alerting drivers to be aware of cyclists while sharing the streets. In addition, Bike Newport received a grant from Narragansett Bay Wheelmen for the signs, and the city has been installing them at necessary locations.
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n Civil union bill to governor
The Assembly approved and transmitted to the governor legislation allowing civil unions for same-sex couples in the state. The bill grants legal rights to same-sex partners without the historical and religious meaning associated with the word “marriage.”
n 2012 budget approved
With Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee’s signature, the Fiscal Year 2012 budget approved by the General Assembly is now law. The $7.7 billion plan is designed to address the state’s structural deficit and fully fund its new education spending formula without widespread expansion of sales taxes, closing the state’s initial deficit of approximately $300 million through cuts to some programs and state department consolidations, as well as a small surplus and higherthan-expected revenues from the previous year.
n Seatbelt primary offense
Gov. Lincoln Chafee signed into law legislation approved by the General Assembly to make the failure to wear seatbelts by adults a primary offense in Rhode Island , punishable by a $75 fine. Until now, failure to wear seatbelts was a secondary offense and police could cite a violation only if a stop had been made for a primary offense. The new law makes RI eligible for more than $3.5 million in federal funds.
n Bills pass to address Internet child porn, ‘sexting’ by minors As part of an effort to fight Internet child pornography and other kinds of transmissions of sexually explicit materials, the state legislature has approved two pieces of legislation. One by Rep. Peter Martin (D-Dist. 75, Newport ) and Sen. Beatrice A. Lanzi (D-Dist. 26, Cranston) that will prohibit ‘sexting’ by minors and set a lesser, status offense rather than exposing minors to the much more significant penalties of regular child porn laws. The other, also by Representative Martin and Senator Lanzi – gives law enforcement agencies administrative subpoena power to obtain certain information from Internet service providers relative to child pornography investigations. n Pardon for John Gordon
Gov. Lincoln D. Chafee pardoned John Gordon, an Irish immigrant who is believed to have been wrongly arrested, convicted and executed in 1845 for the murder of a wealthy mill owner. Joining in a ceremony at the Old State House in Providence , the scene of the John Gordon trial, were sponsors of legislative resolutions urging the governor to grant the pardon, Rep. Peter Martin and Sen. Michael J. McCaffrey (D-Dist. 29, Warwick). John Gordon was the last individual executed in Rhode Island.
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Master Gardening Got a green thumb? Check out 32 private and public gardens, designed and maintained by Master Gardeners, trained through URI’s Master Gardener program. The fifth annual “Gardening with the Masters,” Rhode Island’s only statewide garden tour, is scheduled for July 16 and 17 between 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., rain or shine, at the URI campus in Kingston. This year, the garden tour is emphasizing the educational aspect of each participating garden. The garden guidebook will index aspects for easy reference for tour participants. Tickets are available for $15 at garden centers or through the URI Gardener’s Web site at www.urigma.org. For further information, call 874-2900.
Fall Youth Programming iNCASE (Newport County After School Excitement) is accepting requests for proposals for fall youth programs geared toward Newport County youth, grades 6-9, for the fall 2011. The programs will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from Oct. 4 through Nov. 10. There is no charge for youth participation in this program series thanks to the support of the RI Foundation and the Jessie B Cox Foundation. Programs sought include sports, recreation, dance, health and wellness, arts, science and technology. Programs can be hosted at or within walking distance of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County or the Jamestown Teen Center. Request for Proposal forms are available at www.iNCASERI.org. For more information, or to request an RFP by mail, contact CiCi Dunn at 847-6927 x 18 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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CCRI Dean’s List The Community College of Rhode Island has announced the names of local students who have been named to the school’s spring semester dean’s list. Jamestown: Ashley Britton, Ryan Conlon, Raphael Conte, Amanda Krivacs, Jenny Lathan, Steven Lubas, Jeremy White Middletown: Benjamin Barrett, Ian Bartenbach, Joshua Dominikoski, Janetta Donovan, Amanda Ferro, Garrett Gough, John Huet, Linda Iribarren, Christina Krueger, Charles Mally, Jacquelyn Marez, Camden McCabe, Karen McClintock-Houston, Richard McDermott, Nancy McLeish, Ashley Miller, Danyelle Mulin, Sharon Nevitt, Caitlin Piazza, Calvin Ross, Thomas Sterczela, Vincent Tarducci, Jozef Tremblay, Charles Vaillancourt, Carey Varas, Courtney Walker, Ryan Wilke, John Young Newport: Kelley Dumas, Matthew Folcarelli, Melinda Full, Sean Gardiner, Dara Gardner, Kimberly Gardner, Kerra Grednuk, Tracie Higgins, Elizabeth Jacavone, Erica Kana, Kimberly Kent, Jeremiah Lowe, Lonnie Maldonado, Johanna Malise, Andrew Merritt, Sean Moran, Jessica Neely, Gregory Palmer, John Parkos, Robert Ramos, Angela Ritchie, Gregory Rodger, Maren Salas, Siham Saouib, Amie Smith, Brian Smith, Sean Sullivan, Lisa Tasker, Karley Williams Portsmouth: Meixiang An, Stuart Carter, Jennifer Costa, Nicholas Daglis, Hannah Harvey, Christopher Hole, Julie Howell, Jeffrey Mandler, Erin McGee, Ryan Mlynek, Olivia Nace, Cynthia Perrotti, Leslie Preuit, Donna Roberts, Jane Roggero, Abilyn Silvia, Frank Smith, Paige Stoker
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On Monday, July 11, the “Made to Crave” book club at Emmanuel Church will meet at 6:30 p.m. to meet with author Lysa Terkeurst, where she will help people with the next step toward meeting their health and fitness plan, while strengthening their relationship with God. The group meets every other Monday at the church, located at 42 Dearborn St. The cost to join is $20 and includes the book, refreshments for each week, and a workbook. Contact Meghan Dutton to join at 662-6640 or the church office at 847-0675.
Business Recycling Program The Clean City Program, in partnership with Waste Management, will be offering a commercial recycling program for small businesses in Newport. The program was created to help the city increase its current 23% recycling rate in order to reach the state mandated recycling goal of 35% by 2012 in accordance with state law. Although many business owners seek the advice of Newport’s Clean City Coordinator in hopes of finding ways to start recycling, until this collaborative solution was developed, no viable alternative to the Newport business community had previously existed. The program is aimed at small businesses that currently do not have a recycling plan and will not exceed the containers offered in the program. Interested businesses should contact the Clean City Program at 845-5642 or visit www.cityofnewport.com/commericalrecycling for more information.
Local Groups Share Grant Two local nonprofit agencies, the Literacy Volunteers of East Bay (LVEB) and the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center (MLKCC), are sharing a United Way grant to broaden the social and educational services they provide to families in need. The LVEB is now located in the MLKCC at 20 Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd. The move will allow community members to more easily access programs from both organizations - MLKCC offers literacy and educational programs to children and teens, while LVEB provides one-to-one and small group tutoring to adults wishing to improve their basic literacy skills and conversational English.
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Book Sale Magical Tour to Italy Newport Police Log Library As part of the children’s summer The Friends Bookstore will hold a During the period from Monday, June 27 to Monday, July 4, the Newport Police Department responded to 949 calls. Of those, 168 were motor vehicle related; there were 111 motor vehicle violations issued and 57 accidents. The police also responded to 18 incidents of vandalism, 40 animal complaints, 37 noise complaints and 22 home/ business alarm calls. Officers also transported 7 prisoners, recorded 9 instances of assisting other agencies. 74 private tows were recorded, 21 from the Paramount Plaza parking lot on Broadway. Fifteen bicycle violations were also issued.
In addition, 79 arrests were made for the following violations: n Ten arrests were made for simple assault. n Nine arrests were made alcohol in an open container. n Eight arrests were made for disorderly conduct. n Eight arrests were made for possession of alcohol by a minor. n Eight arrests were made for noise violations. n Five arrests were made for outstanding warrants. n Four arrests were made for public urination. n Four arrests were made for driving with a revoked license. n Three arrests were made at Forty Steps for being on the Cliff Walk after park closing. n Three arrests were made for obstructing an officer. n Three arrests were made for violation of a protective order. n Two arrests were made for larceny. n Two arrests were made for possession of marijuana. n Two arrests were made for possession of narcotics. n One arrest was made for vandalism. n One arrest was made for breaking and entering. n One arrest was made for unlawful drinking. n One arrest was made for tobacco sales to person under 18. n One arrest was made in conjunction with another agency. n One arrest was made for stalking. n One arrest was made for operating a hackney without a license. n One arrest was made for tatooing a minor.
four day July Clearance Sale in the lobby, located in the lower level of the Newport Public Library, beginning on Saturday, July 9. The sale will continue through July 13. Saturday hours are 9 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday, the library is closed, Monday hours are11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Tuesday and Wednesday 9 a.m. -7 p.m. The event is a clearance sale and will include thousands of fiction and non-fiction books plus audios and CD’s. All books will be priced at $1. On July13, patrons may buy a bag of books for $4. Bags will be supplied.
The Grand Old Flag On Saturday, July 16, The Redwood Library and Athenaeum, together with Governor and Mrs. Chafee, Senator and Mrs. Whitehouse, Senator Reed, Mrs. Claiborne Pell and Admiral and Mrs. Weschler, will host a celebration of Hugh D. Auchincloss III’s family gift to the Redwood Library of JFK’s presidential flag first flown at Hammersmith Farm fifty years ago this summer. Always one of the most anticipated events of the summer Newport season, the Redwood’s gala will welcome guests for cocktails inside the historic landmark library followed immediately by a dinner and cabaret performance under a tent on the south lawn. Individual tickets are $350 and can be obtained by calling the Library’s Development Office at 847-0295 ext.101.
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reading program, “One World, Many Stories”, storyteller, singer, and musician Christopher Kavi will take his audience on a magical and musical tour through Italy. This free event will be held on Monday, July 11 at 11 a.m. in the Middletown Library’s Program Room. The program is for children ages 4 and up. Reservations are required because of limited space. To pick up your free tickets, visit the library or call 846-1573 to make a reservation.
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Children’s Writing Workshop The Jamestown Philomenian Library invites school-aged children to a writing workshop by Steven Krasner, on Friday, July 15, from 11 a.m. to noon. Using materials he has used in his job covering the Boston Red Sox for the Providence Journal and ESPN, plus replicas of artifacts from the Baseball Hall of Fame such as a 1940s catcher’s mitt and a 1939 Ted Williams jersey, Krasner will conduct a collaborative and fun-filled writing workshop mixing in fiction with non-fiction. He will also share his stories collected from more than 30 years covering the Red Sox, in addition to participating in a Q&A on a range of baseball topics. The program is free and open to the public for school-aged children and their caretakers. For more information on the library programs visit www.jamestownri.com/library
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The Newport Area Career and Technical Center is proud to announce that 10th grader, Fiona Heaney, placed fifth at the 46th National Leadership and Skills Conference sponsored by SkillsUSA. Fiona competed in the Technical Computer Applications contest along with the top 2% of tech students in the nation, Guam, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Also at the weeklong conference in Kansas City, Missouri, NACTC’s state officer, Steven Stefanac, an automotive student, completed the Leadership 101 seminar. Here, he participated as a voting delegate for Rhode Island, elected the new National officers, conducted the business of the local chapter, met with business and industry representatives, and heard from government officials.
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EDITORIAL Binding our Legislators to a Public Debate No matter the merits of the proposal, the decision by state lawmakers last week to attempt to push through a bill extending binding arbitration to teachers unions in the waning 48 hours of the legislative session is disconcerting, to say the least. On Thursday, we wrote a story on our online news site, Newport Now.com, noting that two of our local state senators – Sen. Louis P. DiPalma (D-Newport, Middletown, Little Compton) and Sen. President M. Teresa Paiva-Weed (D–Newport, Jamestown) – had joined with a narrow majority of their colleagues in the upper chamber to pass the bill on to the House. Local city and school officials – who, along with their counterparts in 35 other municipalities, had publicly expressed their opposition to the bill – reacted in utter disbelief. So did we. How could the Senate – which had months to initiate an open debate on the issue – take up such an important piece of legislation only hours before the General Assembly adjourned for the summer? How could a bill–that would impact so many cities and towns–possibly be considered with so little in the way of public vetting? Sen. DiPalma provided some perspective during an interview over coffee earlier this week. The status quo, he said, simply isn’t working. Known for his analytical approach, DiPalma said that something has to be done to curb the costly mediation process that can arise when school committees and unions reach an impasse. The legislation – which had been amended to allay his own concerns – did just that, DiPalma said. The amendments did nothing, however, to quell the concerns of a bipartisan group of opponents that included Providence Mayor Angel Tavares, a Democrat, Republican Mayor Allan Fung of Cranston, and the non-partisan League of Cities and Towns. Whatever side you fall on, there should be little disagreement that the process left much to be desired. Pushing through a bill that carries such substantive and wide ranging effects on municipalities, in the waning days of the legislative session, is a disservice to our legislative process. Certainly, such a bill should require, at least, some form of open dialogue between state leaders and local school officials. As DiPalma noted, had the General Assembly buckled to local opposition to a proposal to cap the rate by which a community could raise property taxes, the measure, which is now in effect, would never have passed. But, he also noted, during that debate, legislators reached out to their communities, holding a series of public forums on the proposal and what it would mean for the average taxpayer. We believe the same standard should be followed when it comes to binding arbitration.
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Energy and Environment, July 7 at 6 p.m., Newport Public Library Rotary Room
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR A Memorable Fouth of July To the Editor: Thanks to everyone for a truly memorable Fourth of July. So often these holidays come and go without much more thought than “yay-a day off from work!” but this was truly an opportunity to immerse myself in the stories that made our present possible. If anyone wants a quick, fun read I recommend “The Wordy Shipmates” by Sarah Vowell. There’s lots of info about the founding of Rhode Island in it. It was great to meet other descendants. I wish I could have had the time to talk to more of them. Even though my ancestor was from Connecticut, and I grew up in New York, I feel a great kinship with Rhode Island just from two short visits to Newport. You guys have a very cool town! Can’t wait to see the final painting! Catherine Wolcott Descendant of Oliver Wolcott (Second to last signature on the Declaration)
Thanks to Sponsors of Flag Day Event To the Editor: On June 14 the East Bay Red Cross held its 5th Annual Flag Day Breakfast. The event is held to help support the Service to the Armed Forces program that is provided by the American Red Cross. The event co-chairs would like to thank the sponsors and supporters of this breakfast, which attracted over 240 attendees. First of all we would like to thank our guest speakers: RADM John Christenson; Lt. Governor Elizabeth Roberts; Major General Bray; Diane Auger; Lt. Col. Kathy Sullivan, of the RI Air National Guard who was the keynote speaker; and RADM Joseph Strasser. The lead sponsors were the Atlantic Beach Club, which generously donated the facility and the breakfast, and NewportFed, who for all five years has been a major supporters of this event. Other
sponsors were The Newport Rotary Club, Cox Cable, Blue Cross Blue Shield, and the Newport Daily News. Table sponsors were led by the terrific support of the Naval War College Foundation; Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLD; Towerhunter Group; First Command; Michelle Bernard; RADM Dennis and Susan McCoy; RADM Roger and Donna Nolan; Newport County Navy League; Portsmouth Rotary Club; Bruce Rutter and David Schuller. We also would like to thank the event committee members: Jordon Brown, Dave Schuller, Peter Schenck, Mary Beth Fenton, Lynne Tungett, Bruce Rutter, Marilyn Brockway and Maxine Gallagher. Thanks to all! Maria Morrison Barr and Ken Brockway, Event Co-Chairs
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Bill Bolsters Efforts to Crack Down on Cybercrimes By Tom Shevlin Eleven years after it was first introduced to the General Assembly, a bill that promises to give State Police more power in investigating cybercrimes against children has finally been signed into law. House Bill 5063, which grants the attorney general and the superintendent of the Rhode Island State Police administrative subpoena power to obtain non-content subscriber information from Internet service providers, had languished in various forms for years due to privacy concerns. Sponsored by Newport Rep. Peter Martin, the bill provides law enforcement officers with the ability to collect information including the name, address, IP address and telephone number of the Internet service subscriber relative to certain types of investigations, including the distribution or storage of child pornography, the exploitation of children, indecent solicitation of a
child or cyberstalking. For Martin (D-Newport), the bill is a proud achievement. “This is the most important thing I have done since being at the state house,” Martin said. (That, he said, includes a well publicized effort to pardon John Gordon, an Irish immigrant who was sentenced to death for a crime historians believe he did not commit.) First introduced in the year 2000, the cybercrimes bill had run into staunch opposition from privacy advocates who claimed the legislation represented an overreach by government and an end around the Fourth Amendment. Fearing an increase in unwarranted searches and surveillance, opponents, including the local chapter of the ACLU, had argued that the bill could open the door to any number of potential privacy violations. However, noting that the overwhelming majority of states already have similar laws on the books,
when he was elected three years ago, Martin took up the cause. Quietly, he began waging a deliberate, behind-the-scenes campaign in order to see the bill passed. After making it through the House earlier this spring, the bill was passed by the Senate on June 28 and signed into law by the governor on July 1. Martin said that he became convinced of the need for the bill during a trip to the home of the Rhode Island Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force in Scituate. There, he said, he was able to see firsthand over the computer, an individual trading child pornography, right here in Newport in the Broadway neighborhood. A few weeks later, the individual was arrested, and his computer seized. It was filled with lewd and illegal images of children. “I’m proud,” Martin said on Tuesday. “A lot of work has gone into this bill – much more than people might recognize.”
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Does Newport Need a Seasonal Event License? SeaFair prompts the question By Tom Shevlin Stepping onboard SeaFair from Perry Mill Wharf is like stepping into another world. Immediately, guests are transported from a humble fishing pier to a sleek, white, museumquality outpost filled with precious works of art, elegantly appointed gallery owners, and attendants serving champagne. At 228-feet, SeaFair is simply like no other yacht in the harbor. There are no ornate staterooms, private libraries, or onboard theaters; there are but a few windows on the main deck, and little to suggest that you’re even on a boat. The attraction here is the art. Paintings – some of which are priced at over $100,000 – hang on bright white gallery walls. Nearby, hand-crafted jewelry catches the eye. Few of the pieces carry actual price tags. Here, if you have to ask “How much?” then you probably can’t afford it. Since opening its doors last Thursday, this $40-million yacht has become the center of attention for many downtown merchants – representing either a boon to the city or an unwelcome competitor that threatens the livelihoods of
small business owners who don’t have the ability to pull anchor and sail away when the season fades. On Wednesday, July 13, the city will revisit an application by SeaFair’s organizers to operate as a special event. Under current city ordinances, an application for a special event may only be granted in two-week spans. SeaFair hopes to be here until Labor Day. David Lester is principal of Expoships LLLP, the owner of SeaFair and the organizer of Art Newport. He says that while attendance so far aboard the ship has been strong, it has been lighter than expected during the day. “We’re having hundreds of people coming to the boat between 7 and 9 p.m. and they can’t get on,” Lester said. As a result, he said he’s planning on asking the council for permission to remain open later – possibly until 9 or 10 p.m. The main dining room, he said, would be closed during the extended hours and used only for special events. But he will be asking that the more casual Sky Deck be allowed to stay open. The move is an adjustment that Lester said he believes is necessary as his company feels its way through the marketplace. Likewise, members of the City Council are also being prompted to
adjust their thinking as it relates to businesses such as SeaFair. Though the ship is a federally licensed interstate vessel which technically can operate outside the bounds of municipal regulations, the presence of SeaFair as a seasonal business along one of the city’s most trafficked thoroughfares has some wondering if perhaps the city needs to revisit its ordinances. More to the point, it may be that as things currently stand, the city simply doesn’t have the proper ordinance to deal with businesses such as SeaFair. But that could change in the future. In the interest of not disrupting what might turn out to be a positive multiplier for local businesses, Newport Mayor Stephen C. Waluk said on Tuesday that he would be open to exploring whether a new ordinance geared toward seasonal events is needed to regulate such ventures in the future. Councilor Justin S. McLaughlin expressed similar sentiments. “They came to the city asking for a tool,” he said, adding, “It may not be the right tool.” For his part, Lester said that if he were to come back to Newport next year, he likely wouldn’t need more than a special events license.
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OPERA HOUSE CONT. FROM PG. 1 Pickens Theater, also on Washington Square, and the recently renovated 200-seat Casino Theatre, part of the historic Newport Casino, off Bellevue Avenue. NPAC’s vision includes renovating the Opera House as an 800seat facility, with high production values in lighting and sound. The stage might also include a thrust, a device that adds versatility, providing room for an orchestra pit, additional audience seating, or a stage extension. Fundraising for NPAC will proceed as the board determines what is needed to renovate the Opera House as a live performance venue. “We want it to host a variety of performances—jazz, small theatri-
cal productions, playwrights’ workshops, comedy, children’s productions, music performances of all kinds,” said Vareika. The group has already been in discussion with the Trinity Repertory Company in Providence, with indications that Trinity Rep performances could take place in the Opera House during summer months. The NPAC board will also be developing an economic impact report on how a renovated, reopened Opera House would contribute to the local economy. The business model exists in many other communities across the country, where the re-emergence of live performance venues has contributed to downtown revivals; examples
include the Zeiterion in New Bedford, Massachusetts, and the Proctor’s Theater in Schenectady, New York. Vareika and Drayton will learn more about Proctor’s success when they attend the annual conference of the League of Historic American Theaters (LHAT) next week, which is being held at Proctor’s. LHAT is a group dedicated to restoring and sustaining significant theaters in the country. “We want to re-energize Washington Square year-round as Newport’s center, and the Opera House will be at the heart of it,” Drayton said. “People want to see live performances again. There’s nothing else quite like the energy that a live performance generates.”
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Middletown Asks for Public Input LICENSE By Jill Connors A draft of the preferred scenario for redevelopment of the 14-acre stretch of West Main Road from Coddington Road to the former JFK Elementary School, in Middletown, has been posted to the town website, middletownri.com, and the public is invited to comment on the plan this week. Titled “West Main/ Coddington Development Center Master Plan,” the draft was prepared by urban planners Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, who have been studying this core area for nearly a year. Middletown’s Planning Board/ Planning Department is accepting public comments by mail or email through July 13, 2011. Emails may be directed to Ronald Wolanski, Middletown’s Director of Planning and Economic Development, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Comments may also be sent to the Middletown Planning Department, 350 East Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842. The Planning Board will also be accepting public comments at their July meeting, scheduled for July 13th at 6:30 p.m., in Town Hall. The 14-acre core area includes
four key parcels on the west side of West Main Road: the former Navy Lodge (which the town is in the process of requesting as a public conveyance from the Navy); the town’s recreation complex; Middletown Public Library; and the former JFK Elementary School. The preferred scenario for this core area includes a mix of retail, office, and municipal spaces with pocket parks, a town common, and an internal parking and traffic layout. In describing the importance of this area, the draft report states: “The West Main/Coddington area is uniquely located at the ‘crossroads’ of two of the most significant transportation routes on Aquidneck Island. West Main Road and East Main Road have historically provided critical links between the Aquidneck Island communities of Newport, Middletown, and Portsmouth…The Town of Middletown has long seen the potential for this area to become a focal point in its community, capitalizing on its centralized location and the existing connections to its surrounding communities. Prior planning studies have identified the potential for this area to become a ‘growth hub.’”
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Naval Station Newport is participating in the nationwide “Feds Feed Families” federal food drive campaign to support area food banks. The program, overseen by the Office of Personnel Management, is in its third year of operation and runs through August 30. Locally, donations will be collected by the Chapel of Hope at five base locations: Chapel of Hope, Navy Exchange main store, Navy Exchange minimart at Greene Lane, Commissary, and Naval Station Headquarters Building 690. For more information, call Chaplain Jonathan Henderson at 841-2234.
Naval Station Newport will host its Celebrate America Concert, Saturday, July 16. The public is invited to Dewey Field to enjoy an evening of contemporary and patriotic music. Wayz N Means opens 5-7 p.m. and Navy Band Northeast will play 7-9 p.m. Gate 1 will open to the public at 4 p.m. Concessions and a children’s activities area will be available. Coolers, backpacks, glass bottles, pets, and outside food/ drink are not allowed at this event. Call 841-3127 for more information.
Wounded Warrior Golf Scramble The 1st Annual Wounded Warrior Project Golf Scramble will be held Saturday, July 16, at the Jamestown Golf Course. Checkin is at 8 a.m., with a nine-hole shotgun start at 9 a.m. Entry fee is $75 and includes golf, lunch, cart rental and prizes. All proceeds benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Contact Mike Holty to register, 849-6922.
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CONTINUED FROM PG. 7 “Were we to come back next summer, it would be for only a one or two-week stay,” he said. In the meantime, Lester expects that neighboring restaurants, hotels, and retail shops all stand to benefit from the season-long presence of his one-of-a-kind ship. In addition to employing 50 people, Lester has contracted with Blue Rocks Catering to provide all onboard food and beverages. In addition, all SeaFair vendors were required to obtain peddlers licenses from the state, while the city can expect to receive close to $2,000 in direct application fees. But all that pales next to what organizers say is the venue’s biggest draw – its ability to attract high-income art collectors from areas like New York and Boston who otherwise might not have visited the city. Those people, they say, will wind up spending money on hotels, meals, and other shopping excursions. Throw in the reputation Newport could gain as being an arts center such as Miami or New York, and you have a potentially immeasurable upside. As the adage goes, a rising tide lifts all boats. But not everyone shares that view. For some business owners, the prospect of having a six-story retail operation complete with bar and food service onboard hovering near the heart of downtown, is disconcerting. Objectors have argued that the exhibit represents nothing short of a seasonal business – reaping all the rewards of operating a summer retail business, while suffering none of the overhead of taxes, fees, or uncertainty of the off-season. Bart Dunbar, the owner of the Bowen’s Wharf Company, has been among the ship’s most vocal critics. He poses the question that if the city were to allow SeaFair to operate, then what’s stopping someone else from bringing in a similar type vessel to his dock at Bowen’s Wharf and setting up a retail outfit? Immediately, he said, by using a special event license, a landlord such as himself could ostensibly add 10,000-square feet or more of retail space without going through the planning or zoning process. Meanwhile, on land, if Dunbar wanted to add any square footage to his property, he would have to go through zoning to obtain a variance because of the lack of on-site parking. “There’s nothing wrong with competition,” Dunbar says. But due to the transient nature of SeaFair, he doubts that much of the money being spent onboard the vessel will stay in the local economy. “At $40 per couple to get onboard, it adds up,” he says, adding, “$40 gets people out on a harbor tour or dinner cruise. That money goes away, it doesn’t come back.” But SeaFair organizers contend that the venue represents a win-win for the city and local businesses. Lester said that he’s already received word from nearby businesses that the vessel is indeed bringing people to downtown. And, they’re coming with their appetites and wallets at the ready. For City Councilwoman JeanneMarie Napolitano, it will ultimately be those measurables that should have the final say. “I think it really depends on what the impact has been on the local community,” Napolitano said. “But this is a complete unknown to us. And unfortunately, at this point we have nothing to judge this by.”
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Staying Fit, Trim & Healthy After 40 By Mary Weaver Newport Cooks! Local food coach and cookbook author, Jeannette Bessinger of Portsmouth, seems to have cracked the code to staying fit and trim over 40. Why 40? Bessinger explains, “there are a cluster of issues that hit women in their 40s, and eventually, hitting menopause kicks it over the top.” Most women, even those who eat a healthy diet and exercise regularly, find their body beginning to change around this time. Extra weight begins to migrate above the hips, and we find our waist disappearing and our middle thickening. She calls it the “modern eating sand trap.” Once you’re in it, it takes a concentrated effort to get out! For eight years, Bessinger has been teaching her popular Jump Start classes at the Newport Hospital. Jump Start is an intense sixweek program that meets 3-4 nights a week and gives people the tools they need to re-learn how to eat so they can lose weight and keep it off. Hundreds of people over the years have found lifelong weight loss success in the Jump Start program. These success stories, and her own weight gain after 40, became the inspiration for her new Re-Set program, aimed specifically at women over 40 who may (or may not) have led healthy lifestyles and want to lose and keep
Cooking Camp for Kids Good eating habits start when children are young and learning to cook is one of the leading factors in maintaining a healthy lifestyle into adulthood. Newport Cooks! is offering 100% handson Cooking Camps for children this summer. Everything will be made from scratch using organic, sustainable and healthy ingredients. The 1st session is from July 25 - July 29, “Cooking Around The World”, for children 11 years-old + and the 2nd and 3rd sessions are from August 1 – 5, “Cooking Around America”, for children 11 years-old + and “Cooking Around the World” for children 7 years-old – 10 yearsold. All camps are held at The Pennfield School from 9:30 a.m. – noon daily. For more information, email info@newportcooks. com or call 293-0740.
Chef’s Tips: n To stem the portobellos, gently pinch and grip the stem firmly at the base with one hand, and slowly twist the cap with the other hand until the stem separates. To remove the gills, scoop them out with a teaspoon leaving hollowed out shells. n The freshest eggs have very firm whites and yolks, so tend to retain their shape better when cooking –yet another reason to buy right from the source! n Make a batch of Sundried Tomato Pesto. It’s great on grilled chicken or fish. It keeps for a week in the refrigerator.
but yolks are still soft. With a slotted spoon, remove eggs and set aside to drain. To assemble: Place broiled Portobello cap on the bottom. Arrange avocado slices evenly, top with cooked greens, tomato slice, poached egg, a dollop of pesto and sprinkle fresh basil ribbons over the top. Serve immediately.
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Jeannette Bessinger, the Clean Food Coach. off the creeping mid-body fat that just won’t seem to go away. “What we aim to reset,” she says, “is our fat metabolism” which has gone on autopilot and is no longer responding to the same eating and exercise habits that may have kept us lean and fit into our 40s. The Re-Set program hones in on food sensitivities and sugar/insulin balance to come up with an individualized weightloss plan. Bessinger’s Re-Set program has proven successful not only for herself (she claims her own body is her best experiment subject), but for many women in their 40s, 50s and 60s. She says for some people it means cutting out foods that they used to be able to eat but that their body can no longer digest well, for others it’s relearning how to cook and grocery shop to incorporate new fat burning foods into their old favorite recipes. She said it’s not about deprivation, but all about satiation – feeling good about and enjoying the foods you eat.
High heat cooking oil spray 4 large portobello mushroom caps, stemmed with gills removed* 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 8-ounce bag baby spinach 1 8-ounce bag baby arugula Salt and fresh ground pepper, to taste 4 very fresh, extra large eggs ½ large, ripe Hass avocado, sliced thinly 1 large heirloom tomato, cut into 4 thick slices 4 teaspoons prepared high quality sundried tomato pesto (Recipe below.) 6 fresh basil leaves cut into thin ribbons Preheat broiler. Lightly spray broiler pan with high heat cooking oil. Place portobellos, top-down, on pan. Broil 7-8 minutes or until tender. Be careful not to scorch. Heat olive oil on medium in large sauté pan or wok. Add garlic, sauté 1 minute. Add spinach and arugula. Cover for 1 minute to wilt slightly. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Continue to sauté for 2 minutes until greens are tender. Fill medium sauté pan half-full of water and bring to a simmer (not a full boil). Break eggs one at a time into a small bowl and slide gently into the simmering water. Sliding them against the edge of the pan helps keep their shape. Simmer eggs about 4 minutes or until whites are cooked through,
Sundried Tomato Pesto 1/2 cup julienned sundried tomatoes in oil, drained 3 tablespoons olive oil, plus extra if needed 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 1 clove crushed garlic 2 tablespoons toasted pine nuts ¼ cup basil leaves ¼ cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese ¼ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon black pepper In the food processor, pulse together tomatoes, olive oil, vinegar, garlic, pine nuts, basil, Parmesan, salt, and black pepper until smooth. If necessary, drizzle olive oil one teaspoon at a time if mixture is too dry.
You can learn more about Jeannette Bessinger’s Re-Set program at www.cleanfoodcoach.com and her ongoing work of living a healthy lifestyle at www.balanceforlife.com Her next Jump Start program at the Newport Hospital starts in the fall with a free Q & A session in late September. Her latest cookbook is, “The 150 Healthiest 15-Minute Recipes on Earth.” Bessinger lives in Portsmouth with her husband and two children, writes cookbooks, lectures internationally and is an organic gardener.
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â€œThe Many Faces of George Washingtonâ€? will be at the Colony House on Washington Square through the end of July. It may be viewed as part of the Colony House/Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House Tour, run by the Newport Historical Society from the Museum & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames St. Tours are offered Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 11:30 a.m. Tickets ($12) are available at the Museum & Shop. Reservations are recommended; call 841-8770.
The historic Colony House on Washington Square, which was visited often by George Washington during and after the Revolutionary War, is hosting a traveling exhibit that combines life-size photos with text about the first Presidentâ€™s life and times. â€œThe Many Faces of George Washingtonâ€? explores Washingtonâ€™s many roles â€“ as general, statesman, farmer, entrepreneur, and President. The different facets of his life are illustrated with photos of prints, journal pages, historic paintings, and documents. The exhibit, which is made up of series of folding panels, was produced by the Mount Vernon historic site in conjunction with the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History. Among the facts about Washingtonâ€™s life that are explored in the exhibit: His parents, Augustine and Mary Washington, had six children, of whom George was the eldest. He also had two older half-brothers from his fatherâ€™s first marriage. Georgeâ€™s father Augustine died when George was 11 years old, leaving no provision for him to go to college. Instead, he studied independently, became an expert horseman, and eventually became a land surveyor, helping to survey the Virginia frontier. He became the county surveyor of Culpeper County, which enabled him to purchase land of his own. Washington inherited the Mount Vernon estate from his halfbrother Lawrence after he died from tuberculosis. In 1753, Washington volunteered to travel on a daring mission into the Ohio Valley to tell the French to leave British land there. The journal that he kept during the trip was published, making him famous. Before the Revolutionary War, Washington was busy turning Mount Vernon into a wheat-producing plantation. In 1787, the Congress of the new United States called a convention of state delegates to Philadelphia, where Washington was the unanimous choice to preside over the convention. Two years later, he was sworn in as the new nationâ€™s first President. Washington served two terms as President before surprising the world by voluntarily stepping down. In 1799, Washington died unexpectedly, at age 67, of a throat infection.
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MAINSHEET Opening Night Aboard SeaFair A well-heeled crowd of local residents, business owners, and artists mingled aboard the 228-foot SeaFair last Thursday night for the opening of Art Newport, a floating art and dining venue docked at Perry Mill Wharf. David and Lee Ann Lester, owners of International Fine Art Expositions, Art Newport’s sponsor, greeted hundreds of guests who boarded SeaFair via a red carpet entry. The megayacht offers three decks of artwork, in 28 exhibit spaces. SeaFair’s food purveyor is Newport’s own Blue Rocks Catering, headed by Ingrid Martins. Ahoy, art lovers!
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Campbellâ€™s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships Top male players compete for the Van Alen Cup. International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., 849-3990, www.TennisFame. com.
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Yellow Duckies Galore 5th Annual Duck Race to benefit Middletown public school students, 1000 numbered plastic ducks â€œraceâ€? to shore for great prizes, kids activities, Third Beach, 5-7 p.m., www.mecmec.org.
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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.
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Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard. Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5 p.m., free. An Evening of Tribute Newport Hospital honors longtime benefactor Noreen Stoner Drexel, Wakehurst, Ochre Point Ave., 6 p.m.,Â 845.1619.
The 43rd Newport Music Festival opens with world famous pianist Dimitris Sgouros in concert at The Breakers. The two week celebration of classical music features multiple concerts each day in mansions across Newport. The festival runs July 8-24. Visit www.NewportMusic.org for a complete concert schedule.
Ballroom Dance Party Ballroom, Latin and swing dancing with East Bay Ballroom at OceanCliff, 6-11 p.m., sara@eastbayball-
Childrenâ€™s Night Series Opener The City of Newportâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Night series begins with singer TBone, Eastonâ€™s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., free, 845-5800. Social Class in America Dr. Debra Curtis will give a public lecture, â€œSocial Class in Everyday American Life,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. Newport Comedy Series Bob Saget, TV and stand-up veteran, returns to the Newport Yachting Center stage. Americaâ€™s Cup Ave., 7:30 p.m. www.NewportComedy. com. Second Annual Comic Throwdown RI comedy competition begins tonight at Jimmyâ€™s Saloon,
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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. Campbellâ€™s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships 11 a.m. See July 7, for details. 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.
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Blow Glass Learn how to blow your own glass ornaments at Thames Glass. 688 Thames St. 1-4 p.m., call to schedule, 846-0576, www.ThamesGlass.com.
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Newport Gulls Baseball Newportâ€™s Collegiate League Team vs. the Laconia Muskrats, Cardineâ€™s Field, 20 Americaâ€™s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., www.NewportGulls.com. Improv Comedy Join the Bit Players for lightning-fast interactive comedy, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 849-3473, www.FirehouseTheater. org. Newport Music Festival Opening Night Newportâ€™s classical music festival kicks off with renowned Greek pianist Dimitris Sgouros at The Breakers, Ochre Point Ave, 9 p.m., 8490700, www.NewportMusic.org.
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Newport Music Festival Breathtaking classical music in spectacular settings. For full schedule/ ticketing call 849-0700 or visit www. NewportMusic.org. Car Show Naval Station Newport will host the 3rd Annual MWR Car Show. Public welcome, spectators free, $10 per car entry fee, rain or shine, concessions, kidâ€™s activities, car registration 9-11 a.m., judging 11 a.m.â€“1 p.m., awards 1-2 p.m. Aquidneck Growersâ€™ Market Aquidneck Growersâ€™ Market, local produce and products, 909 East Main Rd. (Newport Vineyards), Middletown, 9 a.m.-1 p.m., www.AquidneckGrowersMarket.org.
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of Fame & Museum. Grammy-award winning singer-songwriter and guitarist Kebâ€™ Moâ€™ will take to the stage at the Newport Yachting Center on July 10 at 7 p.m. with his one-of-a-kind blues sound. The concert will cap off an exciting week of pro tennis and special events during the Campbellâ€™s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships and Hall of Fame Induction Weekend.
Tennis Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony Andre Agassi and Peachy Kellmeyer are honored, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., noon, 849-3990, www.TennisFame. com. Jazz at the Vineyard Live jazz at Greenvale Vineyards with Dick Lupino, 582 Wapping Road, Middletown, 1- 4 p.m., 8473777, www.Greenvale.com. 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. Campbellâ€™s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships 2 p.m. See Thursday, July 7, for details.
Book Sale Friends Bookstore July Sale,Â Newport Public Library,Â 300 Spring Street, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. All books $1.
Polo Competition Newport vs. Dallas, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 5 p.m., www. GlenFarm.com.
Newport Kite Festival Hundreds of kites soar across the sky. Brenton Point, Ocean Drive, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., free, demos, workshops, open flying, 244-5264, www.NewportKiteFestival.com.
Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour 5:30 p.m. See Friday, July 8, for details.
Civil War Weekend Observe the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with two days of living history re-creating the daily life of soldiers and civilians during the 1860s. Costumed re-enactors will perform demonstrations, drills and simulations of assaults on the Fort. Fort Adams, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., 8410707, www.FortAdams.org. Museum Explorers This family series features hands-on fun and learning for the whole family. VisitorsÂ are invited for a family tour and art-making project. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10-11:30 a.m., 848-8200, www.NewportArtMuseum.org. Bricks & Sticks Learn about Newportâ€™s wonderful architecture as you stroll from to colonial Newport to Bellevue Ave. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11a.m., 841-8770.
IYRS Annual Summer Gala, Join the yachting set at the 14th Annual International Yacht Restoration School Summer Gala, 449 Thames St., 6 p.m.-midnight, cocktails, dinner and dancing, with special black and white photography exhibit, for tickets call 848-5777, www.IYRS.org. â€œHonoring Artful Women: Painters and Patronsâ€? Summer soirĂŠe at the Newport Art Museum honoring Diane â€œDedeâ€? Wilsey, dinner, dancing, auction, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue, 6:30 p.m. â€“ midnight, $350, advanced ticketing, 848-8200. Sunset Music â€“ Bela Fleck and the Flecktones Bela Fleck & the Flecktones live at the Newport Yachting Center, special guest Abigail Washburn, Americaâ€™s Cup Ave., courtyard acts 6 p.m., main stage acts 7 p.m., www.NewportYachtingCenter.com. Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Friday, July 8, for details.
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Newport Music Festival See Saturday, July 9, for details. Civil War Weekend 10- a.m.- 2 p.m. See Saturday, July 9, for details. Newport Kite Festival 10 a.m. See Saturday, July 9, for details. Campbellâ€™s Hall of Fame Tennis Championships 11 a.m. See Monday, July 4, for details. Discover Newport Walking Tour 11 a.m. See Friday, July 8, for details. NIMfest Concert Newport independent Music Festival summer concert series with the reggae sounds of Legend â€“The Bob Marley Tribute Band. King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m. free, www. NIMfest.com. Kebâ€™ Moâ€™ Live Grammy award winner Kebâ€™ Moâ€™ performs in a concert to benefit the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Newport Yachting Center, Americaâ€™s Cup Ave., 7 p.m., www.NewportYachtingCenter.com.
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Newport Music Festival See Saturday, July 9, for details. Golf Tournament Aquidneck Land Trustâ€™s 9th Annual Golf Tournament, Newport National Golf Club, 11 a.m.-7 p.m., wwwAILT. org.Â 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. Book Sale 11 a.m.-7 p.m. See Saturday, July 9, for details.
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THE ARTS Art Events Coming Up at Norman Bird Sanctuary
â€œImagine All The Peopleâ€?
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â€œImagine Peace,â€? artwork of the late John Lennon, will be exhibited at 33 Americaâ€™s Cup Ave., the former site of the GAP Store, on Friday, July 15 from noon â€“ 9 p.m., Saturday, July 16 from 11 a.m. â€“ 7 p.m., and Sunday, July 17 from 11 a.m. â€“ 6 p.m. Money raised from the exhibit will benefit the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County. Lennonâ€™s style was comprised of quick sketches, free-hand drawings, caricatures and illustrations that continue to illuminate the former Beatleâ€™s keen sense of observation, wit and profound irony.
Watercolor Workshops at Watson Farm Artists are invited to join Natalie Pfanstiehl in watercolor painting workshops at the historic Watson Farm in Jamestown on Saturdays, July 16, August 6 and September 10 from 9:30 to 3 pm. The farm offers panoramic vistas of the pastoral agricultural landscape that artists have enjoyed painting for over 100 years. The all-day workshops offer painters the opportunity to experience and capture the many facets of the farm buildings, stone walls and gardens through the medium of watercolor. Natalie Pfanstiehl, who has taught at the Newport Art Museum for over 20 years, leads the workshop. Her work has been shown in national, regional and local juried shows and received numerous awards. She will give a one-hour demonstration of landscape painting and spend the rest of the day assisting students with composition and painting techniques. Students should bring their own painting materials and a bag lunch. All levels of experience are welcome. The cost is $25 for Historic New England members or $35 for non-members. Preregistration is requested. To register and/or request more information about the workshops, contact Heather Minto at 423-0005 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
The land that is now the Norman Bird Sanctuary in Middletown was an inspiration for many early 19th and 20th century artists, who set many of their paintings in Paradise Valley. The Norman Bird Sanctuary (NBS) continues to have a strong connection to the arts and plans an expansion of art education and opportunities for local artists. Please join NBS, this summer, in their celebration of the arts with these events: Sunset Rhythms on the Beach â€“ Thursday, July 14, 7-8:30 p.m. This program, taking place on Third Beach, will include an interpretive walk along the shore followed by a campfire, songs, drumming, and marshmallow roasting. The entire family is welcome. Feel free to bring along your own instruments. $8 members/$10 non-members, children under 3 are free. Pre-registration required. Later in the month, beginning on Saturday, July 23 a four-part Introduction to Nature Photography class will be offered. You must be at least 12 years old, have your own digital camera, know how to change the settings, or have a manual to refer to. Pre-registration required. On August 23 there will be a celebration of summertime in nature with music, dance, and more! Wrapping up the summer, will be an art show on September 9-11. For more details, visit www. normanbirdsanctuary.org or call 846-2577, ext. 15.
Art Galleries & Artist Openings Anchor Bend Open Thurs.-Mon, 16 Franklin St., 849-0698, anchorbendglass.com
Jamestown Arts Center Gallery open Sat. & Sun. noon-3 p.m.,18 Valley St., Jamestown.
Arnold Art Floral watercolors by mother of Ilse Buchert Nesbitt, 210 Thames St., 847-2273, www.arnoldart.com
Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design Gallery open Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m. 4 p.m. and by appointment. 226 Bellevue Avenue, 8, the Audrain Building, second floor, 849-3271, www.jessicahagen.com.
Art & Happiness Works by Chris Wyllie, 136 Bellevue Ave., 241-9887. Art on the Wharf Coastal Landscapes through July 7. Gallery hours are Saturday and Sunday, noon-4 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 Open Tues.-Sun., noon-5 p.m., 138 Bellevue Ave., 847-9977, debloisgallery.com.
The Merton Road Artist Studio The studio is located behind the Tennis Hall of Fame at 7 Merton Rd. Lipstick Gallery Spring St. 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., 450-479.1. Sheldon Fine Art Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., 59 Americaâ€™s Cup Ave., Bowenâ€™s Wharf, 849-0030. Spring Bull Gallery Open daily noon to 5 p.m. 55 Bellevue Ave., 849-9166.
Didi Suydam Contemporary Gallery is open Thurs.-Mon., 12 - 5 p.m., 25 Mill St., 848-9414, www.didisuydam.com.
The Third & Elm Press & Gallery Woodcuts and paper created by Ilse Buchert Nesbitt, open Tues Sat., 11 - 5 and by appointment, 29 Elm St. 848-0228 www.thirdandelm.com
Harbor Fine Art Open daily 11 a.m â€“ 5 p.m., 134 Spring St., 848-9711, www.harborfineart.com. Isherwood Gallery Gallery open Wed.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.â€“ 5 p.m. 108 William St., 619-1116, isherwoodgallery.com.
William Vareika Gallery Special Gilbert Stuart exhibit, 212 Bellevue Ave., 849-6149 www.vareikafinearts.com.
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Continuing the Summer 2011 Newport Gallery Night Series, Cadeaux du Monde, 26 Mary St., will open its summer feature exhibit, the Maureen Leite Collection of Mexican Folk Art on Thursday, July 14 from 5 to 8 p.m. Assembled in the 1990s, this collection includes a wide range of high-quality Mexican folk art. It will be at the gallery through Aug. 9, and Leite will be presenting ongoing informal gallery talks about her collection and the various folk artists and folk art traditions represented.
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Newport Gulls Baseball Newportâ€™s Collegiate League Team vs. the North Shore Navigators, Cardineâ€™s Field, 20 Americaâ€™s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., www.NewportGulls.com.
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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. Swing and Jazz The City of Newportâ€™s Family Night features Avenue A playing swing and jazz at Eastonâ€™s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., free, 845-5800. Belcourt Castle Candlelight Tour Tour the Gilded Age mansion by candlelight. 657 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., 846-0669. American Society Series Dr. D. Matthew Ramsey will give a public lecture, â€œThe Decline of the Studio System and the Rise of the American New Wave,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, 3412372, www.Salve.edu.
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Newport Music Festival See Saturday, July 9, for details. Green Animals Childrenâ€™s Party Circus acts, music, magic, clowns, puppets, pony rides, refreshments on historic estate, Green Animals Topiary Garden, 380 Coryâ€™s Lane, Portsmouth, 4-8 p.m., tickets at door, www.NewportMansions.org. Early Church Tours 11:30 a.m. See Tuesday, July 12, for details. 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. Island Farmers Market Aquidneck Grange Hall, 499 East Main Rd., Middletown, 2-6 p.m., 441-4317. â€œIf Itâ€™s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeareâ€? 5 p.m. See Thursday, July 7, for details. Shakespeare in Middletown 5 p.m. See Thursday, July 7, for details.
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CALENDAR Gallery Night Meet artist China Blue at Gallery Night, galleries open for touring, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m., free, www.NewportArtMuseum.org. Black Ships Festival Navy Band Northeast kicks off the four-day celebration of Newport’s long friendship with Japan. Long Wharf Mall, 6 p.m., 846-2720, www. NewportEvents.com. Children’s Night The City of Newport’s Children’s Night with Jay Brunell, “The Novelty Guy,” Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., free, 845-5800. Life of the Mind Series “The Pleasure(s) of Reading and its Future,” presented by author and former editor of “Harper’s Magazine” Lewis Lapham, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., $5, 847-0292, www.RedwoodLibrary.org. Sunset Music Series moe. performs live at the Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., courtyard acts 6 p.m., main stage acts 7 p.m., www.NewportYachtingCenter.com. American Society Series Dr. Arthur Frankel will give a public lecture, “Baseball: A Simple Game That’s Complicated,” 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, 3412372, www.Salve.edu. Sunset Rhythms on the Beach Sunset interpretive shore walk hosted by Norman Bird Sanctuary, will include walk, campfire, songs, drumming, marshmallow roasting. Third Beach, Middletown, 7-8:30 p.m., family -friendly, $8 members/$10 non-members, children under 3 are free. Pre-registration required. 8462577 ext. 15, www.NormanBirdSanctuary.org. Second Annual Comic Throwdown RI comedy competition begins to-
Live Thursday, July 7 Billy Goode’s–Open Mic Jam with Kevin Sullivan, 9:30 p.m. Buskers Pub–Dogie & the Cowpie Poachers, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Christie’s – DJ & Dancing with DJ Henney, 10 p.m. Newport Blues Café–Sweet Tooth & The Sugarbabies, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Local Band Jam-Summer School, 9 p.m. Newport Marriott–Paul DelNero Jazz, 7-10 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub–DJ Curfew, 10 p.m. One Pelham East–Keith Manville Perro Salado–Honky Tonk Knights, 8:30 p.m. Rhino Bar–Roots Reaction
Friday, July 8 Asterisk –Fran Curley, Jazz Trio Billy Goodes–Live music Christie’s – DJ & Dancing, 10 p.m. LaForge Casino Restaurant–Dave Manuel on piano, 7-11 p.m. Middletown VFW–Karaoke, DJ Papa John, 8:30 p.m. Newport Blues Café–Joshua Tree, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– What Just Happened, 9 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub–O’Doyle Rules, 10 p.m. ‘til closing One Pelham East–Brick Park Rhino Bar–Bramans Lane
night at Billy Goodes Tavern, 29 Marlborough St., 8:30 p.m., www. StageRightRI.com.
East Main Rd. (Newport Vineyards), Middletown, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., www. AquidneckGrowersMarket.org.
newportFILM Free outdoor screening of “Buck,” Newport Polo Grounds, Glen Farm, 715 East Main Road, Portsmouth, sundown, bring blankets, chairs and picnics, (rain location: Casino Theater, 9 Freebody Street, Newport), www.NewportFilm.com.
Arts & Crafts Fair Touro Park will be transformed into a Japanese-American Cultural Center, featuring demonstrations, workshops on calligraphy, ninja, origami and more. Touro Park, Bellevue Ave. 10a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday July 15
Newport Music Festival See Saturday, July 9, for details. Discover Newport Walking Tour 10 a.m. See Friday, July 8, for details. Black Ships Festival Opening Ceremonies Ceremony to commemorate Newport’s native son, Commodore Matthew C. Perry, and the signing of the Treaty of Kanagawa, which opened trade between Japan and the United States. Touro Park, Bellevue Ave., 10:30a.m., 846-2720, www.NewportEvents.com. Road to Independence Walking Tour 11 a.m. See Friday, July 8, for details. Newport Gulls Baseball Newport’s Collegiate League Team vs. the Holyoke Blue Sox, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., www.NewportGulls.com. Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Friday, July 8, for details. Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour 8 p.m. See Friday, July 8, for details.
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Newport Music Festival See Saturday, July 9, for details. Aquidneck Growers’ Market Local produce and products, 909
Gardening with the Masters Prescott Farm’s herb and kitchen gardens open to tour with URI Master Gardeners on hand to answer questions. Tour historic buildings and windmill, 2009 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., $15, www.NewportRestoration.org.
Saturday, July 9 Café 200 – Dogie & the Cowpie Poachers Castle Hill–Dick Lupino and Jordan Nunes Christie’s – DJ & Dancing, 10 p.m. Greenvale Vineyard–Dick Lupino, Annette Sanders, Mike Renzi, 1-4 p.m. H20–John Brazile, 1-4 p.m.; The Raising, 8-12 p.m. LaForge Casino Restaurant–Dave Manuel on piano, 7-11p.m. Middletown VFW–Karaoke, DJ Papa John, 8:30 p.m. Newport Blues Café–Flock of Assholes, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– The Morons, 9 p.m. Newport Grand Event Center–Backseat Lover-Pearl Jam Tribute Band, 9 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub–DJ Curfew, 10 p.m.12:45 a.m. One Pelham East–Kilro Pineapples–Frank Romanelli Rhino Bar – Felix Brown Rhumbline–Dawn Chung, 6:30-10 p.m.
Sunday, July 10 Castle Hill–Dick Lupino & Paul Nagel,
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Newport Harbor Walk Tour Newport Friends of the Waterfront lead this two-hour tour from Mary Ferrazzoli Park to King Park, 10 a.m., www.NewportWaterfront.org. Newport’s Buried History Tour Discover the early history of Newport’s people of color, enslaved and free. Visit the Wanton-LymanHazard House and the colonial African burying ground. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11 a.m., 841-8770.
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Jazz at the Vineyard 1-4 p.m. See Saturday, July 9, for details. Rough Point’s Gallery Hours 1-4 p.m. See Saturday, July 9 for details. “And Still We Rise” Turning Around Ministries presents this dramatic presentation by former prisoners who turned their lives around, weaving their prison experiences into stories of hope. Salve Regina University, Bazarsky Lecture Hall, 100 Ochre Point Avenue, 3 p.m., $10, 846-8264. Celebrate America Concert Naval Station Newport hosts free concert, featuring Wayz N Means (5-7 p.m.) and Northeast Navy Band playing patriotic and contemporary
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Musical Entertainment Rhumbline–Lois Vaughan, 6:30-10 p.m. Sambar–Live Music The Chanler at Cliff Walk–Johnny Souza, Paul Schmeling, Dave Zinno, 6-10 p.m.
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Billy Goodes–Songwriters Showcase with Bill Lewis, 9:30-12:30 p.m. Cafe 200–”Tuesday Blues” Newport Blues Café–Felix Brown, 9:30 p.m. One Pelham East–Live Reggae, 9:30 p.m. Rhino Bar–Sons of Sedition
Wednesday, July 13 Newport Blues Cafe–The Ravers, 9:30 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub– Karaoke, 9 p.m. One Pelham East – Chris Gauthier Perro Salado - The Throttles, 9 p.m. Rhino Bar–Rhyme Culture Sardella’s–Dick Lupino, Annette Sanders, Mike Renzi, 7:30-10 p.m.
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Continued from page 17 music (7-9 p.m.). Public welcome, concessions, kidâ€™s activities. Gate 1 will open to the public at 4 p.m. Coolers, backpacks, glass bottles, pets and outside food/drink prohibited. 841-3127.Â Polo Competition USA vs. Ireland, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 5 p.m., www. GlenFarm.com. Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour 5:30 p.m. See Friday, July 8, for details.
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Redwood CabaretÂ â€œThe Grand Old Flag Cabaret Evening,â€? featuring Anna Bergman and Jeff Harnar, Redwood Library & Athenaeum, 50 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., www.redwoodlibrary.org. Black Ships Festival Gala Formal gala fusing both Japanese and American culture. Rosecliff, Bellevue Ave., 6:30p.m., 846-2720, www.NewportEvents.com. Murder at the Museum Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Co. for â€œThe Hunt for Huntâ€™s Fortune,â€? an interactive murder mystery at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., www.NewportArtMuseum.org.
Sunday July 17
Newport Music Festival See Saturday, July 9, for details. Gardening with the Masters 10-a.m.-4 p.m. See Saturday, July 16, for details. Taiko Drums Fan favorites Odaiko New England impress with speed, power and sound. Cardineâ€™s Field, 20 Americaâ€™s Cup Ave., noon, $7. RI Charter Day Mary Sarah Bilder, Boston College Law School, will present â€œThe Rhode Island Origins of American Constitutionalism,â€? Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., free, www.JohnClarkeSociety.org. NIMfest Concert Newport independent Music Festival summer concert series with the pop/blues sound of the Greg Sherrod Band. King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., free, www.NIMfest.com.
Last yearâ€™s host Tom Erb and a 2010 finalist, Michael Murray.
Rhode Island Comic Throwdown Takes the Stage By Meg Oâ€™Neil Get ready for seven weeks of laugh-a-minute standup comedy, as the Second Annual Rhode Island Comic Throwdown kicks off on Thursday, July 7 at Jimmyâ€™s Saloon on Memorial Blvd. Featuring 60 area comedians, the competition is divided into three categories: professionals, amateurs, and novices. Each week, the comedians will perform their sets, battling to be judged the ultimate standup comedian, winning the $700 grand prize. As the eliminations continue, sets will go from 3 minutes to 12 minutes. This yearâ€™s throwdown is hosted by last yearâ€™s winner, Brian Beaudoin, and will be held at three locations: Jimmyâ€™s Saloon, Billy Goodeâ€™s Tavern, and Newport Blues CafĂŠ. Produced by STAGERight Productions and sponsored by Newport This Week and Newport-Now.com, the contest will feature a panel of judges who will critique each comedianâ€™s performance. Last year, guest judges included Richard Hatch from Survivor and The Apprentice, as well as Louie Stravato and Michael Naylor, two Providence police officers who competed on the reality TV show, The Amazing Race. This year, the guest judges for the first week of the competition are comedians Frank Oâ€™Donnell and Dave DiLorenzo, as well as Suzanna Dell, artistic director of Newportâ€™s Casino Theatre. In succeeding weeks, other celebrity judges will also appear.
Fun-filled Nights at Eastonâ€™s Beach The City of Newportâ€™s Recreation Department is hosting a jam-packed schedule of events at Eastonâ€™s Beach this summer. The Tuesday Family Night series of outdoor concerts features a mix of music from classic rock to patriotic songs to show tunes. The Thursday Childrenâ€™s Night programming is specifically geared towards younger family members. The free events begin at 6 p.m., and parking is free after 5 p.m. The beach amusements and snack bar will be open during the show. Eastonâ€™s Beach is located at 175 Memorial Boulevard. Call 845-5810 after 4 p.m. for rain cancellations information. Tuesday Family Night Concerts July 12, Avenue A, swing and jazz, sponsored by AARP-RI July 19, Abbey Rhode, Beatles tribute, sponsored by Eastonâ€™s Beach snack bar July 26, Rockinâ€™ Soul Horns, R & B, rock, swing, and funk, sponsored
by Newport Beach Hotel & Suites Aug. 2, Mac Chrupcala Orchestra, jazz, Motown, rock & roll, sponsored by The Mooring and Newport County Chamber of Commerce Aug. 9, Dick Lupino Band, jazz, oldies, Motown, sponsored by Bernard and Doris Nemtzow in honor of their 61st wedding anniversary Thursday Childrenâ€™s Night July 7, T-Bone, singer, sponsored by Newport Secret Garden Tours July 15, Jay Brunell, the â€œNovelty Guy,â€? sponsored by Newport Secret Garden Tours July 21, UNH â€œLittle Red Wagon Tour,â€?childrenâ€™s performance, sponsored by Wal-Mart July 28, Tommy James, magician, sponsored by Wal-Mart Aug. 4, Toe Jam Puppet Band, vaudeville, music, sponsored by BankNewport Aug. 11, Johnny the K, singer, sponsored by BankNewport
Upcoming Gala Fundraisers July 9â€“Newport Art Museum Summer Gala, â€œHonoring Artful Women: Painters and Patrons,â€? Newport Art Museum, 848-8200, x 109 July 9â€“IYRS Summer Gala, â€œBlack & White Party,â€? IYRS Restoration Hall, 848-5777, www.iyrs.org July 16â€“Black Ships Festival Gala, Rosecliff, 847-7666, www.blackshipsfestival.com July 16â€“Redwood Libraryâ€™s Summer Gala, â€œAn Evening Honoring the Grand Old Flag,â€? Redwood Library lawn, 847-0295, x. 115 July 22â€“ â€œDance with the Starsâ€? to benefit Island Moving Co., Great Friends Meeting House, 847-4470, www.islandmovingco. org
July 23â€“Fiesta Verde, benefitting the Aquidneck Land Trust, Ocean View, 849-2799, www.ailt.org Aug 5â€“International Polo Ball to benefit Wounded Warriors, Rosecliff, 787-1768, newportinternationalpolo.com Aug 6â€“Preservation Societyâ€™s Summer Gala, â€œA Midsummer Nightâ€™s Dream,â€? The Elms, 8471000, www.newportmansions. org Aug 7â€“â€?A Novel Evening,â€? Annual fund-raiser for the Newport Public Library, 847-8720, ext. 100. Aug 20â€“Bird Ball, â€œBirds & Blokes,â€? to benefit the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 846-2577, www.normanbirdsanctuary.org
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NATURE Keeping Marsh Healthy Keeps Wildlife Healthy
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A Great Blue Heron poses in the marsh during fall migration. (Photos by Jack Kelly)
An American Goldfinch welcomes a new day.
A Halloween pennant dragonfly perches on a reed.
Save The Bay is looking for volunteers to help with restoration of Gooseneck Cove at their next planned dig on July 11. The Gooseneck Cove was restored in 2009 by installing additional culverts under Ocean Drive, removing a failing dam, and increasing flow under Hazard Road. Portions of the marsh still need significant work. Water is not draining off the marsh and is impeding regrowth of native marsh plants. Hardy folk who are willing to get mucky will help dig small creeks in the marsh. Volunteers need to wear knee boots or shoes that can get very muddy. Shovels will be provided, but remember to bring sun protection and something to drink. The ability to find food, shelter, and fresh water is essential to the survival of all creatures on earth. Habitats that support multiple levels of species are particularly critical and fragile. Gooseneck Cove is a vital salt marsh system that supports many varied aquatic, bird, mammal, and amphibian species throughout the year. If you can spare even a couple of hours to assist nature in restoring this marsh that has suffered decades of abuse and neglect, contact Save The Bay’s Volunteer Coordinator, Stephany Hessler, at 401-272-3540, ext. 130 or email email@example.com. If you have an interest in biology, wildlife, or any science regimen, Save the Bay hopes you will volunteer. Additional “dig days” will be arranged every other week during the summer, to coincide with low tide.
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RECENT DEATHS Enid Rocklin Bucci, 85 of Middletown, passed away, June 29, 2011 at home. She was the wife of Alfred Bucci and the wife of the late David Rocklin. Donations in her memory may be made to Temple Shalom, Valley Rd., Middletown, RI. Ruth Joseph Fischer, 92, of Newport, passed away on July 4, 2011. She was the wife of the late Leslie McAllister. Donations in her memory may be made to The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, PO Box 9031, Pittsfield, MA. G. Cameron Matheson, 81, of Newport, passed away, July 2, 2011 at the age of 81. His Funeral Service will be held Friday, July 8 at 11 a.m. at Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, Newport. Donations in his memory may be made to the Village House, 70 Harrison Ave, Newport, RI 02840. Al Millington, 93, of Newport passed away, July 1, 2011. Donations can be made to the Robert Potter Animal League, P.O. Box 412, Newport, RI 02840. August J. Minese, 93, of Portsmouth, passed away on June 30, 2011 at Silver Creek Manor in Bristol. He was the husband of Jean L. (Hill) Minese. Donations in his memory may be made to the Portsmouth Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 806, Portsmouth, RI 02871.
Helen Mary (Buianowski) Obara, 87, Portsmouth, passed away on June 29, 2011, at the Grand Islander Health Care Center, Middletown. She was the wife of the late Theodore J. Obara. Calling hours will be held on Monday, July 11, from 4-7 p.m. in the Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth. Her funeral will be held on Tuesday, July 12 at 10 a.m., in St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Road, Portsmouth. Anita Maria (Berthiaume) Sekunda, 96, of Newport, passed away, July 4, 2011 at home. She was the wife of the late Stanley F. Sekunda, Sr. Donations in her memory may be made to Hospice at VNS of Newport and Bristol Counties, 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth, RI 02871. Mary Jane (Ellard) Woods, 72, of Middletown, passed away unexpectedly, June 29, 2011 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of Ronald S. Woods. Donations in her memory may be made to the Wounded Warrior Project, 4899 Belfort Road, Suite 300, Jacksonville, FL, 32256.
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2011 Newport Flower Show Awards Announced The following design and horticulture awards were handed out at the 16th annual Newport Flower Show at Rosecliff held June 24 – 26. All proceeds from the Newport Flower Show benefit The Preservation Society of Newport County. Congratulations to all the winners! DISPLAY GARDENS Chairman’s Award (for exceptional design and horticulture in a display garden): Bartlett Tree Experts display by Catherine Weaver of Tupelo Gardenworks, Wakefield, RI Garden Club of America Award of Distinction in Education (for an exhibit of exceptional educational merit which increases the knowledge and appreciation of plants): Team Native/ Graham Gardener, Saunderstown DESIGN DIVISION The Newport Flower Show Best in Show Award (selected from among the blue ribbon winners): Anne Elwell Reardon, Hingham, MA Corinne Clarke Reynolds Trophy (best interpretation of a selected design class): Anne Elwell Reardon, Hingham, MA The Bettie Bearden Pardee Award (an outstanding design using all fresh plant material grown and arranged by the exhibitor): Sarah Boynton, Hingham, MA The Newport Flower Show Novice Award (most distinctive design by a novice in any class): Sheila Bouchard, Norton, MA The Newport Flower Show New Exhibitor Award (most distinctive entry by a first-time exhibitor in any design class): Cynthia Hosmer, York, ME Garden Club of America Award of Distinction in Flower Arrangement (to an amateur exhibitor for creative design of outstanding beauty in a competitive class): Anne Elwell Rear-
don, Hingham, MA National Garden Club Award in Design (for an exhibit judged to be the finest in Design Division, must be a blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or more): Anne Elwell Reardon, Hingham, MA HORTICULTURE DIVISION The Gilbert S. Kahn Sweepstakes Award (most blue ribbons in horticulture): Mrs. Dorrance Hamilton, Wayne, PA The Mrs. Robert M. Grace Best in Show Award (horticulture): Mrs. Dorrance Hamilton, Wayne, PA The Mrs. Samuel M.V. Hamilton Award (most creatively original and whimsical presentation of plant material in any container): Mrs. Dorrance Hamilton, Wayne, PA The Oatsie Charles Award (most outstanding cut specimen of a shrub grown for its flower): Pamela Granberry, Newport, RI The Annie Laurie Aitken Award (most outstanding rose cut specimen): Mary Ann Lamont, Newport The Newport-in-Bloom Award (most exceptional entry in the Outdoor Container classes): Donna Boulay, Newport, RI The URI Master Gardener Association Award (most distinctive indoor or outdoor container entry by a novice): Portsmouth Garden Club, Portsmouth, RI The Newport Flower Show New Exhibitor Award (most distinctive entry by a first-time exhibitor in any horticulture class): Lee Patterson, Dover, MA Green Animals Topiary Award (best topiary in show): Mrs. Dorrance Hamilton, Wayne, PA Rhode Island Wild Plant Society (best native RI plant in any class): Carrie Waterman, Dover, MA Garden Club of America Award of Distinction in Horticulture (to any
amateur exhibitor for an entry that achieves an exceptional standard of horticulture excellence): Mrs. Dorrance Hamilton, Wayne, PA National Garden Club Award in Horticulture (for an exhibit judged to be the finest in the Horticulture Division, must be a blue ribbon winner scoring 95 or more): Mrs. Dorrance Hamilton, Wayne, PA PHOTOGRAPHY DIVISION Newport Daily News Best in Show Award (for the most distinctive photograph, need not be a blue ribbon winner): Martha Hough, Wakefield, RI Garden Club of America Award of Distinction in Photography (for a photograph of high creative and technical merit in a competitive class): Nadia Valla, Mamaroneck, NY Judges’ Award (to a photograph that placed 1st, 2nd or 3rd): Gail Cyr, Wickford, RI CHILDREN’S EDUCATION DIVISION The Daisy Award (most creative entry of the judged children’s design class): Emilie Cherau The Green Thumb Award (for the children’s horticulture exhibitor whose entry shows outstanding horticulture effort and conveys a sincere appreciation and love of plants): Ashley Breyer, Newport, RI OTHER Gardener’s Marketplace Award (for the booth design that best portrays the Show theme): Garden Stone Art, Granville, OH Oceanside Boutiques Marketplace Award (for the booth design that best portrays the Show theme): Newport Restoration Foundation City of Newport Best Retail Window Display Award (to an exhibitor whose window best interprets and incorporates the Show theme): Newport Historical Society Museum Store
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Campbell’s Hall of Fame Championships Continue Through July 10
Photo by Rob Thorn
Andre Agassi, will be the most notable, among the inductees into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Saturday, July 9.
Belgium’s Olivier Rochus, (above) a #6 seed, follows the ball off his serve to Nicolas Mahut of France. Rochus dispatched Mahut, 6-4, 7-6 (2) yesterday, to advance to the next round at the International Tennis Hall of Fame.
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Photo by Rob Thorn Frenchman, Arnaud Clement, serves to #1 seed John Isner of the USA, during yesterday’s center court action at the Campbell’s Hall of Fame Championships. Isner moved on, eliminating Clement in straight sets, 7-6 (6) and 6-4.
Just for Fun, Ireland vs Brazil
The Newport Volleyball Club is running its second of five junior clinics at Easton’s Beach on Sunday, July 10, starting at 9 a.m. The clinic will focus on serving the ball and how to receive the serve from the other side of the net. All ages are welcome to attend and learn from stand-out, local players, Rachel and Rebecca Smith. Check-in to the clinic is at 8:30 a.m., with a $5 fee. There is also a tournament held that day for boys and girls under 19, under 17, and under 15. To register for the events, which cover insurance costs, head to www.newportvolleyballclub.com.
League Standings: North Shore Navigators 11 – 9 Newport Gulls 8 – 7 Sanford Mainers 9 – 9 New Bedford Bay Sox 7 – 7 Laconia Muskrats 7 – 11 Old Orchard Beach Raging Tide 4 – 15
Sunset League Schedule
Upcoming Sunset League games will be played at Cardines Field on Thursday, July 7 at 6 and 8 p.m., Saturday, July 9 at noon and 3 p.m., Sunday, July 10 at noon and 3 p.m., and Thursday, July 14 at 7:30 p.m. Sunset League Standings Town Dock 7 – 4 Horan 5 – 2 Brother’s Oven 5 – 4 Westcott 3 – 5 R&R Legion 2 – 4 Mudville 4 – 7
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As the soccer world turns its attention toward Germany for the 2011 FIFA Women’s World Cup, the field overlooking Sail Newport at Fort Adams played host to its own international competition over the weekend. Waving their respective colors, bragging rights were clearly on the line as two teams comprised of seasonal workers from Ireland and Brazil converged for a lively match of football (the European kind) on Sunday. Organized by local contractor Gerry Campbell, the game kicked off promptly at 3 p.m., complete with trophies, a pair of professional referees, and fans rooting for both sides. It was the third year that Campbell has hosted the event, which he says started after he approached a contingent of Irish fans at Cardine’s
Field during a Newport Gulls game about organizing a soccer match against some of the city’s local Brazilian population. Campbell, who owns a painting company, employs both Irish and Brazilian crew during the summer. Almost immediately, a rivalry was born. This year, with the series tied 1-1, Brazil built upon an early lead to take the as-yet-named silver cup. An award was also given out to the best player (as determined by a slate of kid judges), as well as a trophy to the losing Irish team, which was comprised primarily of rugby and football (the American kind) players. First Ward Councilor Charles Y. Duncan was on hand to present the trophies. After all was said and done, the two teams retired back to Campbell’s house for a sportsmanlike barbecue.
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Albin Nova, C. Brown & S. Hakki; 8. Footloose, Pearson Flyer, Andy Yates. C Class: 1. Lucy, J/22, Cory Sertl; 2. Bearly Muven, J/24, Michael Nahmias; 3. Barfly, J/24, Rob Lambert; 4. Wharf Rat, J/22, Matt Dunbar; 5. Conundrum, J/22, Will & Alice Porter; 6. Fast Lane, J/24, Harry & Ann Lane; 7. Blues eRacer, J/22, Louis Mariorenzi;
8. Chairman Arafat, P Electra, Rob Bestoso; 9. OverwHelmed, Sonar, Sarah Skeels; 10. Chaos, J/22, Lowell Thomas; 11. Zephyr, H Stuart Knockabout, Steve Frary; 13. Nighthawk, J/24, Richard Barker. D Class: 1. Summer Wind, Scampi II, T. Alyn & KJ Delamer; 2. Second Wind, Seidelmann 30T, Stephen Par-
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Newport County Fund Announces Small Grant Award Recipients The Newport County Fund (NCF) announced that $110,144 in small grants will be awarded to 16 local non-profit organizations. The grants will help develop, strengthen and expand new and existing community programs that are addressing issues of importance to local residents. NCF was established as a permanent endowment of The Rhode Island Foundation in 2002 to benefit the communities of Newport County – Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, and Tiverton. Guided by a volunteer advisory committee of Newport County residents, the NCF is the first Foundation-established fund with a geographic focus. NCF grants serve to supplement, not replace, the Rhode Island Foundation’s statewide grant making programs. Since 2002, the NCF alone has granted more than $2 million to Newport County nonprofit organizations. Common Fence Music - $10,000 (Newport County) Connecting the Beats: Bringing African and Afro-Caribbean Music to the Youth of Newport County is collaboration between six youth serving agencies and schools in Newport County to expand youth access and exposure to roots music traditions through performances and workshops. Island Moving Company - $9,000 (Newport and Portsmouth) Through a pilot program, tying community-themed creative movement programs to anti-bullying efforts at the schools, students in Newport and Portsmouth will have an opportunity to use the discipline, creativity and self-expression of dance to explore issues of community and behavior. Jamestown Community Chorus $1,669 (Jamestown) This grant will provide partial support for performers’ fees to add orchestral accompaniment to the rehearsals and public performances of the Jamestown Community Chorus December concert program. Jamestown Community Chorus as fiscal agent for Jamestown community Piano Association $1,665 (Jamestown) This grant will support the 20112012 Jamestown Community Piano Association Concert Series.
Jamestown Education Foundation - $2,160 (Jamestown) This grant will support the expansion of an after school music instruction program for strings for K-5 students in Jamestown. Newport Historical Society $10,000 (Newport) This grant will provide partial funding for staff needed to complete the first phase the Newport Historical Society’s Collections Records Survey Project and to create a searchable online collections database. Norman Bird Sanctuary $10,000 (Newport County) The grant for the Good Gardens Initiative will provide staffing support and supplies to develop a community-based environmental education program centered on gardening. The project will expand garden areas at the Sanctuary and in the community as both growing and teaching spaces. Save The Bay - $6,620 (all Newport elementary schools) With grant support to cover program costs and transportation, Save the Bay will be able to expand their Bay Partners program to all Newport elementary schools beginning with one elementary grade level district-wide. All students will participate in multiple, progressive programs that connect directly to the science curriculum in their classrooms.
Tides Family Services -$4,000 (Newport County) With grant funds, Tides Family Services will purchase computers for their program of non-residential services to high-risk youth in Rhode Island. Tides Family Services recently opened a store front in Middletown to provide “virtual learning” (computer-based) curricula in language arts, math and science--with intensive, one-on-one tutorial support. Nature Conservancy - $10,000 (Little Compton) Grant support will assist in funding a part-time volunteer coordinator. East Bay Community Action Program - $7,070 (Newport County) With grant funds, EBCAP will purchase supplies for the Newport County Community Based Oral Health Programs for care ranging from pediatric preventative oral health dentistry services to geriatric dental care provided in nursing homes. Visiting Nurse Services of Newport & Bristol Counties - $3,500 (Newport County) This grant will provide professional training in elder emotional and mental health issues to VNS staff, community providers, and family care givers. Best Buddies RI - $7,500 (Aquidneck Island) Best Buddies creates opportunities for people with intellectual and
developmental disabilities (IDD). This grant will provide afterschool programming project to enhance educational, recreational, and social opportunities for students with IDD. Newport County Community Mental Health Center - $8,500 (Newport County) With grant funds, NCCMHC will expand its development and grant writing capacity by retaining the services of a consultant who will assist with program evaluation and obtaining new resources to improve and develop behavioral health services for the children and their families of Newport County. Women’s Resource Center of Newport - $8,460 (Middletown) The Character Development Initiative is a bullying education and prevention program operating at the Gaudet Middle School. Grant support will help to expand program outreach to parents and community-based youth organizations and to introduce the Initiative to elementary schools in Middletown YMCA of Newport County – $10,000 (Newport County) This grant will enable the YMCA to expand Adapted Physical Activity programming to adults with intellectual disabilities who cannot afford to enroll in the Y’s fee-based fitness classes.
More Music Between August Festivals with BridgeFest The Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County is presenting its third annual BridgeFest August 1-4. BridgeFest was created to showcase local musicians and venues and “bridges the gap” between the world-famous Newport Folk and Jazz festivals. BridgeFest will feature established and emerging artists hosted by some of the finest restaurants and music venues throughout Newport County. Along with an exciting evening music scene, children’s musical activities; and free lectures and workshops will be offered throughout the week. As special highlights, BridgeFest will host, in residence, David Amram, the legendary American composer, musician, conductor and writer. The week will kickoff with a welcome cocktail reception for Amram, Aug. 1, and conclude with the preview of the documentary “David Amram: The First 80 years” at the Jane Pickens Theater on Aug. 4. Another highlight will feature a discussion with impresario George Wein, founder of the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals. Wein will be joined by Anant Cohen who has established herself as one of the primary voices of her generation on both the tenor saxophone and clarinet. Watch for a complete listing of official BridgeFest venues and artists on the following sites: www.Newportbridgefest.com
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