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Welcome or Unwelcome?
The debate over the Preservation Society’s proposal to construct a welcome center at The Breakers was brought to City Hall this week. If approved, proponents say that the building would provide a more attractive welcoming point for visitors and restore a lost "secret garden" that once lined a serpentine path through the grounds of the property. Opponents fear that the structure would tear at the historic fabric of the Gilded Age estate and would be located in an area historically used to house greenhouses and other utility buildings where no such structures have existed since the current building was erected. (Rendering courtesy of The Preservation Society of Newport County and Joplin-Epstein Architects.
Broadcast radio has changed a lot over the last two decades, says Bonnie Gomes, the new owner of two local radio stations. When she first started in advertising sales at Providence’s WHJJ and HJY in 1986, local deejays and journalists brought music and news to local listeners. Now, most radio stations offer only syndicated music, with a token amount of local news, information and new music. Gomes wants to have a more local flavor on her two Newport radio stations, WADK (AM 1540) and WMNP (FM 99.3). Since April, when she purchased the two stations from Astro Telecommunications, Gomes has been working to return them to local programming–local talk show hosts, local news, and live, local deejays. She sold two radio stations and a newspaper in Florida in order to make the move to Newport. “I want to take these stations back to what radio used to be, when a radio station used to be a resource for the community, but with new technology,” said Gomes. At AM station WADK, she has added new local programming, real-time streaming, and a new slogan more reflective of her mission, “Your hometown station, no matter where your hometown is.” Locals can listen to a live report about a Little League match in Newport, and through live online streaming, so can an interested grandparent from anywhere else
in the country. “If something is happening locally, and the message needs to get out there, even if it’s something as simple as road construction, we’re the ones who will tell you about it,” said Gomes. Gomes recently hired Bruce Newbury to host “Talk Of The Town,” from 9 a.m. to noon, Monday through Friday on WADK. Newbury invites people to come in and chat with him about what’s happening around town. The studio is still located at 15 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. Some familiar names–Art Berluti, Dave Rogers, and Bobb Angel– remain part of the new format, said Gomes. The FM station Gomes bought formerly had the call letters WJZS, and it was an all-syndicated variety station. Gomes changed the lineup to an all live and local Top 40 station with the slogan, “Playing
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Complaints of Flooding at Pell
Radio Stations Return to Local Focus By Esther Trneny
After 10 years of on-and-off discussions, a plan to construct a permanent welcome center at The Breakers had its first public hearing during a special meeting of the city’s Historic District Commission on Tuesday evening, Aug. 13. In front of a packed city council chamber, representatives from the Preservation Society of Newport County provided a detailed plan, including a history of the changes that have been made at the site in the past, and how they view the final design as fitting within the broader mission of their organization. Describing the proposed building as “entirely appropriate” for the site, Preservation Society executive director Trudy Coxe said that the welcome center would not adversely affect the historic property and that it would play a key role in the future of the organization. “We are very proud of what we’re proposing to you, and we want all of you to be proud of the project as well,” she said.
By Meg O'Neil
Matt Girard is one of the DJs at Mixx 99.3. The station broadcasts music 24/7, with live programming 7 a.m. – midnight, Monday through Friday. today’s hottest music.” Popularly known as "Mixx," 99.3 is unique among Top 40 stations with its local deejays not only playing music but also inviting listeners to comment or to request songs via a free mobile app. Gomes' son, Matt Girard, heads up the programming. “All day long, there is someone in that studio playing music,” said Gomes proudly. Although Gomes studied accounting, she discovered her affinity for broadcasting after a friend suggested she give radio advertising sales a try. Soon she was managing radio stations, and by 2009, she was working as a general manager for seven stations. Laid off in the ’08 recession, she still wanted to work in radio. Her husband suggested that she
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buy her own radio station. For the next three years she commuted between Florida and their home in East Greenwich, R.I. (Her husband is employed on Aquidneck Island.) But the arrival of her first grandson made Gomes realize she wanted to spend more time at home. When she heard that the two Newport stations were for sale, she was interested. Accomplishing the sale took 18 months. Gomes now sits on the board of the Newport Chamber of Commerce, and she and her husband are considering moving to the island from East Greenwich. “I’m finally doing what I want to in my own backyard, and I couldn’t be happier,” said Gomes.
The ongoing issue of flooding and erosion problems at the construction site of the new Pell Elementary School was discussed by the Newport School Committee during their monthly meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 13. For months, owners of abutting properties to the Pell site on Dudley and Hillside avenues have complained to members of the Newport School Committee and City Council that the amount of stormwater runoff from the site has caused major damage to their yards, pools, gardens, and garages. At the meeting, Dudley Ave. resident Jennifer Jackson and her husband displayed two poster boards of photographs showing the damage to their yard. They also presented a report by an independent engineer assessing the drainage issue on the property. "We want someone to say, 'Yes, problems occurred due to the construction of Pell School, and we take responsibility and are willing to fix it,'" Jackson said. "Something needs to be done. I pay a lot for my house and taxes. We work hard for what we have, and for it to be taken away by erosion and flooding is not fair to the citizens of Newport."
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AROUND TOWN Stories of Youth
City to Revisit Parking Plan One Man's Trash is Another's Nautical Marvel
“Newport Tales – Stories of a Newport Childhood” by Jay LaCroix offers an interesting series of stories from his childhood that reflect the times and challenges that faced Newporters in the 1950s and the 1960s. His recollections of the end of World War II, the Navy in Newport, McCarthyism and the Red Scare, and the inter-parish contest to host the Kennedy wedding are sometimes humorous and often poignant. The author blends these distinctly Newport stories with the tales of his own family, including a funeral home mix-up with his aunt’s casket. His tale about an Irish-Catholic uncle is hysterical because every family in Newport has had such an uncle at one time or another. LaCroix describes the ethnic neighborhood divisions in Newport perfectly, even repeating a few stories that have become Newport lore over the years. While some of the facts are a bit askew, these stories are very entertaining. Newport folklore is subjective and a child may not know all the facts when hearing a story; but as my own Irish-Catholic Newport grandfather often said, “Never let the truth get in the way of a good story.” This self-published, short volume makes for a great, light summer reading selection for the beach or a rainy summer day. — Jack Kelly
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By Amanda Lynn MacGyver himself could not outdo a sailboat comprised of two inflatable dolphins, a hot tub, and a milk crate. The fools (a relished title) of this year's 36th Annual Fools' Rules Regatta, sponsored by the Jamestown Yacht Club, even put the Mythbusters to shame; given enough styrofoam, duct tape, aluminum ladders, and other assorted ordinary household items, event participants proved that (almost) anyone can construct a seaworthy vessel. While crowds of spectators watched, taunted, and placed bets, crews of fools gathered at Town Beach in East Ferry, Jamestown at 9 a.m. on Aug. 10 to begin the twohour process of readying vessels. The Fools' Rules Regatta is not an open book exam; fools are required to build their vessels on the beach under full scrutiny and heckling of all in attendance. Prohibited from using manufactured items such as surfboards, sails, teleporters, or motors, fools must rely solely on their wits, Stone Age-esque inventing skills, and life preservers. The races (divided into four classes based on crew size) kicked off at 11 a.m., vessels ready or not. Unable to fire cannons, play bumper boats, or swing from masts to engage in pirate-like seizure of competing ships, crews of fools depended on their boats' seaworthiness as they sailed (or capsized) along the 500
Dozens of teams competed in the 36th annual Fools' Rules Regatta. (Photo by Tom Weaver) yard downwind course towards the iconic honor of 1st, 2nd, or 3rd place. In addition, any vessel incorporating a historical theme–a crew of wigged George Washingtons– competes for the Frank Newman Judges' Award, while the best and most seaworthy design overall receives the “Karl Smith Most Ingenious Design” title. Of course, the losers do not go
unmocked: any vessel that collapses, sinks, or generally fails in a display of absolute nautical ineptitude stands to receive the apt “Worst Example of Naval Architecture” title– and, depending on the severity, even the dubious honor of scathing tweets from spectators hashtagged as “#worstinvestmentever.” See more photos and results on page 25.
By Tom Shevlin It’s been a way of life for Newporters for almost as long as anyone can remember. During the summer, with parking at a premium, on-street parking spaces are staked out, coveted, and cars are left. Sometimes it’s just for a few hours, other times it’s for a day, weekend, or more. In short, parking this time of year is a near commodity, and coping with it has become a perennial topic of conversation as predictable as the tide. Historically, the problem has been most pronounced in areas surrounding the downtown core where residential neighborhoods run headlong into business zones. But in recent years, as the city’s commercial footprint has grown, so too has the sticker parking program meant to accommodate area residents. It all started in The Point two decades ago, the product of an initiative pushed by members of The Point Association. Since then, the program has spread out to Historic Hill, the Yachting Village, and even the Fifth Ward and Kerry Hill. Last month, when a group of residents in the Off-Broadway neighborhood secured permission from the city council to introduce the program on Congdon Avenue, their request was met with mixed emotions, passing only on a 4-3 vote. At the time, First Ward Councilor Marco T. Comacho said that the residents of the street had done their due diligence and had made the request in accordance with the law.
But others on the council noted that the Interdepartmental Traffic Commission (ITC) had advised the city not to grant the request, and suggested that the change is a symptom of a larger, looming problem. “I’m concerned that we’re trying to fix a problem with sticker parking when what I believe is needed is more enforcement and more police presence in that part of the city,” observed Second Ward Councilor Justin S. McLaughlin. But Comacho, who represents the area, said that it shouldn’t be up to the council to deny such a localized request. “I don’t think it’s the judgment here of the ITC or this council to oppose the majority of the constituents on Congdon Avenue,” he said. “They did everything right, they did everything by the ordinance and I think that we would be overstepping our bounds if we did not approve.” Mayor Henry F. Winthrop, who in the past has expressed his desire to see the residential sticker program eliminated altogether, sided with McLaughlin. “This is just going to cause a proliferation of sticker parking in that area, and the ITC – which is our paid professional staff – has come back and given us the advice not to implement it,” Winthrop said. The exchange, which was brief and cordial, underscores the city’s longstanding problems to deal efficiently with its parking management program, and points the way to future debates that now appear to be once again on the horizon. According to City Manager Jane
Howington, the coming year might just be the time that the city finally begins to develop a viable longterm parking plan. “We’re hoping to take a look at the issue some time this fall,” she said recently. With a concerted effort to map out the redevelopment of the North End underway and the city’s new Office of Civic Investment now fully staffed, Howington seemed hopeful that the city will once again engage in a serious conversation about parking. That discussion, she said, should include a range of options – from developing off-site parking systems to revisiting the idea of constructing a new parking garage somewhere in the downtown. Valet parking, which is now taking hold on Broadway, could also provide some relief. In other words, while there might not be a silver bullet, there are likely ways to adjust the city’s parking infrastructure to meet its future needs. Without at least beginning a dialogue, Howington suggested that we might just have to continue “pushing the problem around” rather than solving it. For McLaughlin, who voiced his opposition to the city’s most recent request for residential parking, that’s a conversation he’s eager to begin. “I think we need to look at this from a broader perspective,” he said. “Obviously, there are a lot of issues that go along with parking and we need to be cognizant of them all.”
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Pell School project manager Jim Farrar addressed the issue during the meeting, but said that a school committee meeting was not the ideal locale for such discussion. He suggested the matter be discussed in a workshop session where Dudley and Hillside residents could meet with the site engineers and others involved in the project. Farrar said that the engineer hired by the Jacksons was only able to make a "visual assessment" because he did not have access to the detailed documents and drawings of the school's drainage system. "It's very unfair to have a report done as a surface report without any engineering criteria," Farrar said. Farrar described the stormwater management system at the school as a "belts and suspenders" operation, with additional features to help stop runoff, including a "tremendous storage system." "No one on the site has taken this matter lightly, and it's been given a tremendous amount of attention by civil engineers and the landscape designers," he said. Farrar agreed that the Pell site has been breached with stormwater, but he noted that all of Newport had suffered from "historic flooding" over the last few years. "Dudley Avenue has been underwater, but so have many other parts of Newport," he said. "There is
no question and no denying that." The suggestion to hold a workshop with residents and civil engineers was questioned by school committee member Thomas Phelan, who asked if the workshop had been offered to residents months ago when issues of flooding first arose. Farrar said there had been no formal workshop, but that there had been "major dialogue" with neighbors during what he called "overthe-fence discussions." Phelan responded that a workshop should have been held months ago. "We're ignoring what happened. Maybe it's not our fault, but we never looked at it." Committee member Jo Eva Gaines insisted that the neighbors were never ignored, although those neighbors in attendance said there has been a major lack of communication. "I'm confident it will be resolved," Gaines said. "If not by the builder, then by our insurance. I have no fear that [the neighbors] are going to be permanently damaged or inconvenienced. The one thing we don't want is unhappy neighbors once this project is done. That's been our goal from the beginning." Farrar said he would schedule the workshop to take place in roughly two weeks.
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In other school news: n The School Committee voted 6-0 to enter into a contract with Direct Energy Electricity, which, according to Superintendent John Ambrogi, will provide the district with "significant savings" over the old contract with Constellation Energy. Under the old contract, the district was paying 11.34 cents per kilowatt hour. The Direct Energy contract will lower that to roughly 7.5 cents per kilowatt hour. School Committee Chairman Charles Shoemaker was absent from the meeting. n Ambrogi provided an update on a shared services meeting with the Middletown School District. Ambrogi, Gaines, and Shoemaker met with Middletown Superintendent Rosemarie Kraeger, and school committee members Kellie DiPalma and Theresa Spengleron on July 31. According to Ambrogi, all agreed that the sharing of services is a worthwhile endeavor as long as it saves money, provides a better educational opportunity for students, or both. The group directed that the two superintendents contact their respective high school principals, technology directors, curriculum directors, finance directors, and property services directors to meet and determine where the groups could work together. The shared services group will meet again at the end of September.
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Mediation Efforts Fail at Touro Synagogue After several months of attempted mediation, efforts between the nation’s first Jewish congregation in New York and Touro Synagogue, the oldest synagogue in the United States, have failed to determine the ownership of a pair of silver finial bells that top the Torah scroll. A lawsuit first filed in January will now resume. The lawsuit was filed in both Rhode Island and New York federal courts and center on who owns the 1763 Synagogue in Newport, along with its religious artifacts. A set of 18th century silver and gold finial bells, called rimonim, were designed by colonial silversmith Myer Myers, and have been on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston since 2010. The ownership dispute first arose when leaders at Touro Synagogue planned to sell a set of bells for $7.4 million to the museum, with the proceeds sup-
porting the synagogue in perpetuity. But the Shearith Israel congregation in New York maintains that it owns the synagogue, its 1677 cemetery, Torah scrolls, rimonim, and other objects. Shearith Israel also claims that the selling of the rimonim would violate religious rites of the Spanish/Portuguese Orthodox custom. The New York congregation also wants to remove the Newport congregation from worshipping at Touro, alleging the group violated the terms of a lease, dating back to 1822 when Shearith Israel became trustees of the synagogue after the last of the Jewish families left Newport and its doors were closed. Touro maintains that the Congregation in New York was only serving in a trustee capacity and plays a limited role in current day-to-day operations.
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Battle of Rhode Island Wreath Laying The Newport County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will sponsor the observance of the 235th anniversary of the Battle of Rhode Island, giving particular recognition to the First Rhode Island Regiment, “The Black Regiment,” on Sunday, Aug. 25, at 3 p.m. in Patriots Park, Portsmouth, at the intersection of Routes 114 and 24. The regiment was a contingent of slaves, freedmen, and Native Americans who valiantly stopped the advances of the Hessian forces at the park’s site on Aug. 29, 1778, during the Revolutionary War. The program will conclude with a wreath laying ceremony. Seating will be available. For further information, contact Ms. Audrain Triplett at 401-848-5439.
Corn Maze Debut Escobar’s Corn Maze, one of Portsmouth’s most popular attractions, will return next week – a sure sign that fall will soon be upon us. This season marks the 14th year that the Escobar family has hosted the MAiZE maze, welcoming thousands of guests to the 8-acre labyrinth. Visitors and locals alike can test their navigational skills beginning Friday, Aug. 23. Designer Brett Herbst, creator of over 2,000 mazes, and the Escobar family have designed a two mile course of twists and turns, with two bridges and 85 decision points. Rumors are that the correct pathway can be walked in under 30 minutes, but most visitors take about an hour to navigate the puzzle. The farm plans a host of activities and special events throughout the season, and military families are welcome to challenge the maze for half price Aug. 23-25. MAiZE visitors can “get lost” Aug. 23- Nov. 3. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-dusk, and Sunday, 11 a.m.-dusk through August. After Labor Day, the maze will be open Friday, 3:30-dusk, Saturday 10 a.m.dusk, and Sunday, 11 a.m.-dusk. For more information on maze special events, visit escobarshighlandfarm.com.
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The Newport Tree Society recommends that property owners be on the lookout for tree infestations caused by invasive woodboring beetles. A community can lose thousands of trees in just a single year from damage inflicted by these pests. The Asian Longhorned Beetle attacks hardwoods such as maples, willows, horsechestnut, birch, sycamore, and the American elm. Look for yellow or drooping leaves, dead branches, dime-sized exit holes, egg-laying sites in the bark, and sawdust-like refuse on branches or at the tree’s base. The Emerald Ash Borer feeds exclusively on all species of ash. This beetle is small and may be difficult to spot because it spends little time outside of the host tree. Signs of infestation include splits in the ash bark that show tunnels from burrowing larvae, crown dieback, clusters of new shoots sprouting from the tree’s base, and bark damage from searching woodpeckers. Once symptoms are recognized, an infestation can be controlled. Since these beetles are foreign, do not transport firewood; instead, only burn wood purchased or gathered in the immediate locality. Possible sightings can be reported online at www.ri.gov/DEM/caps.
Fall Sports Registration Registration is now open for the Newport County YMCA youth fall sports seasons. The season runs from Sept. 14 – Nov. 2. Offerings include parent and me 3-year-old Mighty Mights class, which starts at 9 a.m. The 4- and 5-year-old soccer will be played at 10 a.m. Ages 6-8 will compete at 11 a.m. A new class for ages 9-13, called Weekend Warriors, will be a mixture of sports including rock climbing, archery and ga-ga, soccer, basketball, and more. All games will be played on Saturdays on the outside fields at the YMCA. Rock Climbing 101 is back and open to ages 7-12 and 1318. All levels of experience are welcome. For more information visit www. newportymca.org or contact Josh Anderson, Sports & Outdoor Leadership Center Director, at 401-8479200 ext. 113. Online registration is available.
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Newport Police Log Newport Fire During the period from Monday, Incident Run Report Aug. 5 to Sunday, Aug. 11, the Newport Police Department responded to 633 calls. Of those, 104 were motor vehicle related; there were 73 motor vehicle violations issued and 31 accident reports. Five liquor establishment checks were also made and 14 private tows.
The police also responded to 24 noise complaints, 19 animal complaints, 48 home/business alarm calls, 1 suicide call and 11 incidents of vandalism. They also transported 1 prisoner and issued 5 bicycle violations. They recorded 6 instances of assisting other police departments and 9 instances of assisting other agencies. In addition, 36 arrests were made for the following violations: n 8 arrests were made for outstanding bench warrants. n 4 arrests were made for larceny. n 3 arrests were made for possession of open containers of alcohol. n 3 arrests were made for domestic simple assault. n 3 arrests were made for simple assault. n 2 arrests were made for driving with a suspended or revoked license. n2 arrests were made for underage drinking. n1 arrest was made for unauthorized door-to-door solicitation. n 1 arrest was made for DUI. n 1 arrest was made for failure to have appropriate dog licenses. n1 arrest was made for obstructing an officer in the line of duty. n1 arrest was made for a noise complaint. n 1 arrest was made for disorderly conduct. n 1 arrest was made for driving without a license or an expired license. n 1 arrest was made for possesion of prohibited firearms. n1 arrest was made for violating a no contact order. n1 arrest was made for vandalism. n1 arrest was made for breaking and entering. (143 Third St.) n1 arrest was made for underage drinking.
During the period from Monday, Aug. 5 through Sunday, Aug. 11, the Newport Fire Department responded to a total of 168 calls. Of those, 87 were emergency medical calls, resulting in 67 patients being transported to the hospital. Additionally, 15 patients refused aid once EMS arrived on the scene. Fire apparatus was used for 168 responses: • Station 1 - Headquarters/Rescue 1 and 3 responded to 58 calls • Station 1 - Engine 1 and 6 responded to 48 calls • Station 2 - Old Fort Road Rescue 2 responded to 32 calls • Station 2 - Old Fort Road Engine 2 responded to 18 calls • Station 5 - Touro Street/Engine 3 and 5 responded to 48 calls
Specific situations fire apparatus was used for include: 1- Unauthorized fire 1- Vehicle fire 1 - Watercraft rescue 4 - Vehicle accidents 1 - Dumpster fire 2 - Electrical wiring, arcing, equipment problems 3 - Lock outs 6 - Assist public calls 3 - False alarms/false calls 14 - Fire alarm soundings - no fire 15- Fire alarm malfunctions - no fire 59 - Engine assist on EMS call In the category of fire prevention, the department performed 5 smoke alarm / CO inspections prior to property sales, 8 life safety / site inspections, 6 fire system plan reviews, and did 9 tent inspections / plan reviews. FIRE PREVENTION MESSAGE: SKY LANTERNS, or Kongming Lanterns, are typically small hot air balloons made of paper, with an opening at the bottom, where a small fire burns. The lantern, with the fire still burning, is released and becomes airborne. The release of burning sky lanterns presents a serious risk of causing unintentional fires and injury. The RI State Fire Code prohibits the use of sky lanterns throughout the State. — Information provided by FM Wayne Clark, ADSFM
New Voices Wanted The Newport Navy Choristers are currently seeking new singers in all voice ranges to sing with them for the upcoming 2013 musical season in September. The Navy Choristers are a mixed choral group open to all members of the Newport Navy community, including active duty, reserve and retired military, their spouses and family members 16 years of age and older, as well as Department of Defense employees. Rehearsals are Tuesdays, and begin Sept. 3, in Room 100 in Perry Hall on the Newport Naval Station at 7 p.m. and last until 9:30 p.m. For more information, contact Pat McGue, Choristers Chairman, at 849-1135 or JoAnn Loewenthal, Choristers Director, at 849-4823. or visit newportnavychoristers.org.
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A Welcome Debate
oon after the state’s Historic Preservation Office signaled its approval for a proposal to construct a state-of-the-art welcome center on the grounds of The Breakers, letters began pouring into these pages with impassioned pleas for local authorities to respect and preserve the historic integrity of the city’s Gilded Age architecture. On one hand, there are those who believe the welcome center would represent an unforgivable blight on one of the city’s most recognizable landmarks, negatively impact local businesses, and jeopardize any hopes of securing recognition as a U.N. World Heritage Site. Others take the opposite view. The new welcome center, they say, will restore a forgotten landscape, fit well within the context of the site, and remove real blights like the portable toilets and circus-like tent that currently dot the property. Much in the same way as the debate over Queen Anne Square played out, we’ll leave the aesthetic judgments to the professionals, content to finally be able to hear both sides of the issue in public, as it should be. What we should all be able to agree upon, however, is that as a world-class cultural attraction, The Breakers is deserving of something better than its current welcome center. And with a mounting list of projects needed across its portfolio, wherever that facility is developed, it stands to play an integral role in preserving those cultural sites that as a community we all benefit from. On Unwelcome Traffic It was hard not to feel sorry for the poor souls who found themselves stuck in what may have been some form of traffic purgatory this past weekend. At one point, the line of cars, buses, scooters, and delivery trucks stretched from the top of Memorial to Commercial Wharf. Unable to turn or abandon course, they waited. Inch by inch, they made their way up the hill until space and directionals allowed them to disperse – turning right or left on Bellevue or continuing on straight toward the beaches. Perhaps it’s the new road striping introduced by the state that’s to blame. Maybe it was simply a busy summer weekend. What is certain is that there are too many cars on the road and not enough public transit options to make leaving them behind an attractive alternative to most people. Which is why we were buoyed to hear of the city’s plans to revisit its parking program. Much work has already been done on the subject, and to be sure plenty of attention has been dedicated in these pages to the issue. What’s been lacking is a firm course of action from the city and the political will from the council to develop a comprehensive solution to this most basic of all municipal problems. Let’s hope that this time our civic leaders hold themselves accountable to their word. Otherwise, we may all find ourselves living out our summer days in this stop and go purgatory.
Support Sought for Hearing To the Editor: A Parole Board hearing for Wayne Winslow will be held on Wednesday, Aug. 21, at 9:30 a.m. in Cranston. This is the man who was responsible for killing Brigid E. Kelly back on Dece. 1, 2001. Any concerned citizen or interested party is welcome to join me in stating why he should be denied parole on Aug. 21. Remember, this is the man who in a drunk and drug-fueled haze stole a van and drove "like a nut" on a Saturday morning in 2001. I believe he was already on a suspended license from an earlier DWI conviction. The proceedings will be held at
51-55 Howard Ave. in Cranston. From 95 North, exit on Route 37. Take the Pontiac Avenue exit and turn left at the bottom of the ramp. Proceed to Howard Avenue and take a right. Go to the Varley Building at Regan Court. Please be prompt so as not to keep the Parole Board waiting. If you are unable to attend, you may forward written comments to: Chairperson Dr. Kenneth Walker, Department of Corrections, Rhode Island Parole Board, 40 Howard Ave., Cranston, RI 02920. Any and all help in this endeavor will be greatly appreciated. Christopher Kelly Newport
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Claims of Adaptive Reuse are Misplaced To the Editor: Supporters of the planned welcome center at The Breakers have recently argued that the opponents of the proposal believe that the property must be frozen in time. The state that the proposal is merely one of the core principles of historic preservation: adaptive reuse. In the Aug. 3 edition of the Newport Daily News, Nicholas Brown, the brother of the Preservation Society’s Board of Trustees Vice Chair, mentions that principle in his opening statement. The notion of adaptive reuse is misapplied to the planned welcome center at The Breakers. The plan to construct a new building on historic, unaltered grounds is not adaptive reuse. In this plan, the gardens and original pathway are going to be removed or permanently altered to make way for a 3,700 sq. ft. modern building. Between 1893 and 1896, the site was intentionally landscaped as a thicket of purposefully planted specimen trees, shrubs, and seasonal flora to act as a screen between
the nearby houses on Ochre Point Avenue and the main house at The Breakers, just a few hundred feet away. While the property was adaptively reused from a residence to a museum in 1948, the mission of the Preservation Society of Newport County is to display the houses in their original, built environments to educate the public of their architectural, social, and artistic histories. That is what its nonprofit status hinges on. Furthermore, in 1994 The Breakers was designated a National Historic Landmark for its unaltered and superb representation of Gilded Age architecture. This is simply at risk with the current proposal. To say that a new structure to serve the needs of visitors – restrooms, tickets, and food service – will help display and exhibit The Breakers is entirely wrong. The Breakers has been speaking for itself for 118 years. The welcome center is really a revenue-generating venture for a tax-exempt institution and will only diminish use of
Central Location Needed To the Editor: As someone who cares deeply about Newport, I have watched with interest the unfolding controversy over the proposed visitors center at The Breakers. While I understand some of the benefits of such a center, I do not understand why The Preservation Society of Newport County should choose to build it on the beautiful grounds of the most famous building in town. These beautiful grounds need restoration and preservation, not construction. Current preservation thinking grants as much importance to the surrounding grounds and landscaping as to the historic building itself. Why spend millions of dollars defacing these grounds? The construction trucks will surely kill some of the specimen trees Yes, the tent needs to go, but I cannot believe that a few more bathrooms and a ticketing area would take up very much space across the street. I also feel that any food served takes business away from our local restaurants. Finally, it seems to me that a true visitors center should be placed
where it can benefit the City of Newport as a whole. The Breakers, while already attracting several hundreds of thousands of people a year, is not centrally located. Why doesn't the PSNC spend some of the money it has raised for this project to help refurbish the current welcome center on America’s Cup Avenue or to repurpose part of one of their own, more centrally located structures like 424 Bellevue Avenue? The PSNC headquarters seems an ideal place to welcome visitors and orient them to the many properties they may visit. A centrally-located center could actually help direct visitors to other PSNC properties and other sights in Newport. In conjunction with some urban planning, this could simultaneously show off more of this wonderful city, improve the visitor experience, and help with summer traffic problems! Defacing the landscape, going into competition with area restaurants, and upsetting the community over enhancing the visitor’s experience does not seem to make a lot of sense to me. Stephanie McLennan Newport
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area restaurants, museums, shops, and institutions. This is the mindset of the architect planning the center, Alan Joslin, of Epstein, Joslin Architects in Cambridge, Massachusetts. At the R.I. Historical Preservation & Heritage Commission’s hearing on the matter, Joslin stated that “having amenities will keep the tourists near the mansions instead of going back downtown to the beaches and the shops.” Recently, the subject of the Newport Gateway Center’s fate was questioned. A central visitor’s center in Newport serves not only the mansions, but the many other institutions that exist in town. Area restaurants, shops, hotels, attractions, transit agencies, and other businesses benefit from the Gateway Center. So my question regarding The Breakers welcome center: How does an inappropriately placed, multimillion dollar side-bar serve either the nonprofit mission of the Preservation Society or the Newport community? Jason Bouchard Providence
Defacing Mona Lisa To the Editor: I read in The New York Times Sunday Styles Section this weekend about a plan to add a visitors center to my great-grandparents' former house, The Breakers. I am not a Newporter but I have enjoyed a long and delightful personal connection to the house and with the organization that runs it. I have nothing but warm feelings for the stewards of The Breakers, as well as for the many admiring visitors it attracts every year. Adding a building to the house and grounds that the Vanderbilts took such pains to create – and which they loved very much – strikes me as being among their worst nightmares. They hired three great architects – Hunt, Bowditch and Ogden Codman – at vast expense to work with them and create what is known worldwide as America's greatest Beaux Arts masterpiece. That masterpiece is the main house, the children's cottage, the caretaker's cottage and the landscape. Adding a building to take admissions is the equivalent of putting a coin slot on the frame of the Mona Lisa. Alfred Vanderbilt President and CEO The Vanderbilt Agency Norwalk, Conn.
Tom Shevlin’s Aug. 8 article suggests that if Newport were to “fully embrace” Middletown’s coyote policies, it would duplicate a major lethal control effort that occurred there in the spring and summer of 2011. This is a misinterpretation of the facts. Large-scale lethal control is not part of Middletown’s Coyote Protocol. Middletown adopted its current coyote policy after the lethal control campaign was stopped in August 2011 because it was not working. Though 47 coyotes were removed from a small section of the town, there was no perceptible change in the numbers of coyotes in neighborhoods. Middletown was not alone: in 150 years of trying to trap, shoot, and poison coyotes across the United States, coyotes have only gotten more numerous. Any large-scale lethal control effort on Aquidneck Island will fail for a simple reason: there are scores of coyotes immediately available to fill any vacancies created by shooting on Aquidneck Island. We could try to shoot the newly-arrived coyotes too, but we’ll never get ahead of the problem that way.
Why doesn’t lethal control work? There is huge competitive pressure for habitat – places to live and eat – among coyotes on Aquidneck Island. Resident family groups (packs) team up to defend the best areas and keep all other coyotes out. Normally coyotes are fearful of people. A resident pack that is not habituated to human food sources is the best defense against the influx of problem coyotes: they will aggressively keep other coyotes out of the territory. Coyotes without a pack are called transients. They live singly and incessantly move the length and breadth of the island, testing defended territorial boundaries while waiting for an opportunity to move in. Here is the problem: shooting resident coyotes causes a flood of replacements from this large pool of animals who can now pack in to the undefended lands. Additionally, coyote reproduction will pick up as a response to the extra resources available and more puppies will be produced. Though the individual animals may be different, the area will be re-saturated with coyotes within months. When Middletown called off its hunt in August 2011, it was clear to
the town that the hunter was nicking away at a never-ending supply of coyotes. In a meeting with Narragansett Bay Coyote Study group (NBCS), the Middletown Police decided to recommend that the town: 1) end the indiscriminate hunting and reserve lethal control for known aggressive animals, 2) adopt the science-based NBCS Coyote Best Management Practices, and 3) immediately institute a no-feeding ordinance with fines. Quick action by Chief Pesare and the Council had everything in place by September 2011. Middletown’s current Coyote Protocol and Coyote Best Management Practices direct that where coyotes are bold and unafraid of humans, the root of the problem be addressed by finding its cause. Two months after the cessation of the hunt, in the area most heavily targeted by the sharpshooter, Middletown’s coyote population was already generating complaints. Coyotes were harassing pets and leaving droppings on roads and lawns. NBCS determined that one family in this neighborhood, by
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Disneyfication of Newport To the Editor: Seemingly forgotten because of the duel between landscape "experts" regarding the proposed visitors center at The Breakers is how this scheme affects the immediate neighborhood as well as the quality of life for residents on the route to the Preservation Society’s (PSNC) main behemoth. We’ve seen many times that experts can be found to support whichever position each party holds, but these people are not asked to weigh in on the potential impacts that construction introducing new commercial uses can have on the community at large. Also, such a structure flies in the face of what the PSNC’s founders intended, which is to preserve the properties as originally conceived, giving the visitors an accurate experience of how the original owners lived. Imagine Cornelius Vanderbilt’s reaction to an eatery under his bedroom windows! Recalling the fierce opposition to the introduction of the nowmaligned tent at The Breakers, op-
ponents warned that it would be the proverbial “nose of the camel.” Now, this new petition to build a permanent structure invites more camels, not just under the tent that this construction would replace, but along all of Bellevue Avenue as well. Why? If the Historic District Commission grants permission, the next permitting stop will be at the Zoning Board of Review. Whichever party loses may appeal the Zoning Board’s decision to Superior Court. If the Preservation Society ultimately wins, the precedent will be set for all other buildings granted museum status to receive the same right. Then what? Even though today’s PSNC’s Board of Trustees insists that only prepared sandwiches and salads would be served in its luncheonette, how can we know that future boards won't decide to expand their menus to full-fledged restaurants? Already, the residential neighborhoods’ side streets south of Memorial are super-saturated with
Newport’s tourist trade, but the PSNC hasn’t shown the slightest inclination to lessen the impacts of visitor traffic inflicted on their neighbors who pay property taxes, in part, to support the tax exemption of all nonprofits in the City. Instead, why not follow the lead of the Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) that withdrew its proposed ticket/restroom building at Doris Duke’s Rough Point when neighbors objected? Then, the PSNC would show its intent to be good neighbors and work in a private/public role with the city to build a new visitors center near the Newport Pell bridge with ample parking facilities as designed by the Foundation for Newport’s plan developed by the WTG group (the late William Warner and Tom Todd with James Gaffney, architects) and endorsed twice by the then-sitting city council. If this would happen, everyone wins. Lisette Prince Newport
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Economic Engines to Drive Our Economy To the Editor: I would personally argue that there are three viable economic engines and career paths that could lead Rhode Island out of its economic doldrums. They are the boat building, manufacturing, and cyber defense and technology marketplaces. This country's boating industry should be led by Rhode Island. Our state enjoys a long boat building history, along with favorable geography and superior educational and building platforms. Educational foundations, such as the International Yacht Restoration School and Rhode Island Marine Trades Association, have proven programs and demonstrated proficiencies. Our established boat building facilities, such as Electric Boat and Hinckley Yachts, are among the best in the world. In the manufacturing arena, we always hear that there are jobs but
a limited supply of skilled workers. Active science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) programs need to be developed locally in our area high schools and middle schools. This endeavor appears to already have some momentum. Finally, I have heard that alternative business opportunities for our ample supply of defense industry companies can be found in the cyber defense and technology fields. These companies want to provide defense workers and programs for this marketplace, and they see it as an alternative business strategy for growth. However, programs like those at the University of Rhode Island cannot supply graduates quickly enough to fulfill the needs locally and on a national scale. Our Congressman, Jim Langevin, is fully supportive of making national investments in the cyber arena. The Governor's office needs
to drill down a career path curriculum for our local high schools and middle schools to interest students in the viable and promising careers in these fields. On Thursday, Aug. 15, the Newport County Mentor/Co-Op Group will host a career day at Second Beach for high school students and other interested parties from 11 a.m.–3 p.m. A total of fifteen companies and educational foundations have signed up to attend and present their programs. All three segments discussed above will be represented. Please make every effort to encourage local students to attend. I personally believe that the boat building, manufacturing, and cyber defense and technology marketplaces will provide the foundation to drive Rhode Island's next economic revolution. Chris Semonelli Middletown
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The historic assessment prepared by Heritage Landscapes LLC for the proposed visitors center at The Breakers concludes that the site be preserved intact as a museum property in toto. By inserting a 21st century structure – the visitors center – into this historic space, the body of work created by Richard Morris Hunt and the Bowditch brothers is diminished; there cannot be a great Gilded Age building without its landscape. Indeed, Darwina Neal, landscape architect and retired chief of the Cultural Resource Preservation Services, National Capital Region, National Park Service writes that “preservation of this landscape… is integral to maintaining the integrity of the site.” Also, construction of the visitors center may risk The Breakers’ designation as a National Historic Landmark as well as jeopardizing the potential World Heritage Site classification for all of Newport. As a landscape architect and lecturer on European and Gilded Age
houses and their gardens, I often discuss the connection between historic houses and their landscapes; when designing a great estate in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, this was no accident. The interpenetration of the built and natural areas was a central tenant of the Beaux Arts tradition; Richard Morris Hunt was one of the earliest practitioners of the “new” design style in the United States and understood classical traditions. By spoiling The Breakers landscape with a contemporary building, we will grossly impair one of the most important, original, and visited sites. I have often walked the grounds of The Breakers and marveled at the connection between the great house and garden. This would be permanently altered with a new, commercial structure inserted onto the site. Constance T. Haydock Landscape Architect, LEED AP Locust Valley, NY
BREAKERS CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 Arguing the other side of the issue, attorney Turner Scott was at the meeting representing the Bellevue Ochre Point Neighborhood Association, which has filed a formal objection to the Preservation Society’s plan. Throughout the meeting, Scott challenged the application on various points – pressing designers on the impact that the project would have on the integrity of the historic landscape, and challenging assertions that the facility would be in keeping with other historic landmark attractions such as the Biltmore Estate in North Carolina or Mount Vernon in Virginia. Scott was expected to continue his argument to a second meeting on Thursday, Aug. 15, at which point the plan’s opponents would be given a chance to formally present their objections. Tuesday’s meeting belonged to the plan’s proponents. According to Coxe, the Preservation Society annually generates roughly $100 million in economic activity and provides more than 400 jobs across its various properties, which together are the state’s most popular cultural attraction. However, stewarding those properties, which Coxe estimated in value at $1 billion, is a constant challenge, she said. “Our preservation is funded through philanthropic donations, grants, memberships, and ticket sales,” Coxe said, adding that “millions of dollars are needed each year just to stay ahead of leaky roofs and failing windows.” Even though the Preservation Society has invested some $42 million in its properties over the last 12 years, more is needed for maintenance and restoration, Coxe said. At The Breakers alone, the Society typically spends upwards of $1.9 million annually for normal repairs and maintenance, according to Coxe. To that end, proponents have argued that the proposed welcome center will not only reclaim a historic landscape, but also help to fund future projects at other Preservation Society properties. As detailed in drawings presented by architect Alan Joslin, of Boston-based Epstein Joslin Architects, the proposed structure would take the place of an existing tent adjacent to the main gate just north of the caretaker's cottage. Plans call for the tent, which has served as a makeshift welcome cen-
ter since 2001, to be removed, along with the small ticket booth and concession stand located just inside the mansion's gates. In its place will be what proponents described on Tuesday as a “modest, vegetatively screened visitor’s center in what has historically been the service area of The Breakers property.” The footprint of the proposed center would be half of one percent of the total 13-acre Breakers property, yet proponents say it is of vital importance to the Preservation Society. According to Bill Wood Prince, a member of the Society board who has been involved in the welcome center design process, The Breakers is the only such property in the country that doesn’t have a welcome center. According to statistics provided by the Preservation Society, since the tent first opened, membership in the organization has grown to over 30,000, revenue has increased by $16 million, and ticket sales to other properties has grown "substantially." Spread out over 3,700 square feet, the proposed new building would occupy a heavily vegetated area of the property that at one time had been home to a series of romantic gardens. Drawing on inspiration from landscapes such as New York's Central Park, the new structure is meant to evoke design themes of the late 1800s, with expansive windows, a copper roof, ornamental metalwork, and plenty of natural light. “Over the last 65 years, 24 million museum guests have made a visit to this extraordinary building,” Coxe said, adding that they deserve a world-class experience. That was a point touched on by landscape architect Douglas Reid, who said that every effort was made to ensure that the new landscaping was true to the spirit of the property and the era. When the Preservation Society suggested that the HDC doesn’t have explicit purview over landscaping on the property, Scott was quick to contest that point, telling commissioners that determining the appropriateness of landscaping is “right in your wheelhouse.” Scott was expected to follow up on that point on Thursday when opponents seek to convince members of the Historic District Commission that other sites are more appropriate for a welcome center.
Field Narrowed to Four By Meg O'Neil The process of hiring a new superintendent for Newport Public Schools is nearing an end, as the field of 30 candidates from around the country has been narrowed to four final applicants. The Newport School Committee named the four during a special meeting on Thursday, Aug. 8. A 17-member screening committee comprised of school administrators, teachers, parents, community members, and school committee members made the selection earlier this month. Ken DeBenedictis, the search consultant from the New England School Development Council who was hired to find a successor for retiring superintendent John Ambrogi, said all four final applicants are "exceptional" and "very strong candidates." Ambrogi is set to retire in January. The four are: n Colleen Jermain: The chief of staff for Performance & Technology Integration for Providence public schools, Jermain previously held posts as assistant superintendent of Portsmouth public schools (20042011) and as superintendent in Little Compton. She was a school principal in Tiverton public schools and received her master’s degree from Providence College. n Craig Levis: Currently a partner and consultant at the Education Resources Consortium, Levis has been the Director of Special Education for Smithfield Public Schools since 2003. He previously was a special education teacher in Burrillville. Levis is a doctoral student at Northeastern University and is expected to become a Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership and Administration in 2014. n Mary Sandra Todora: is the superintendent of schools in the Neshannock Township School District in Pennsylvania, a position she has held since 2006. She was previously the assistant superintendent for the North Allegheny School District. She received her doctorate from Kent State University in Curriculum and Instruction. n Pam Vogel: Currently superintendent for the East Union Community School District near Des Moines, Iowa, Vogel previously held the position of coordinator of leadership development in Johnston, Iowa, from 2006-2008. She earned her Ph.D. in Educational Leadership and Policy Studies from Iowa State University in 2008. The Newport School Committee is scheduled to interview the four candidates on separate days, Aug. 16, 19-21. Each candidate will be scheduled for a full day of activities with members of the Newport School Department, including breakfast with school administrators, meet & greet events with current superintendent Ambrogi and with school support staff, lunch with three members of the school committee, and an interview with the full school committee. The committee is expected to recommend a final candidate by the end of the month.
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By Pat Blakeley Navy Newport is welcoming hundreds of new families to the island this month and the Newport Officers’ Spouses’ Club (NOSC) is rolling out the red carpet to make sure they all know that they are more than welcome in the Aquidneck community. The non-profit organization promotes friendship, cooperation, and support among its members through a wide range of cultural, philanthropic and social activities. The group, almost 300 strong, has a full calendar of events and is open to spouses of all military ranks, whether active duty, retired or reserve, from all branches of the armed forces. Military families are often in Newport for more than one tour, says President Jennifer Luebbert. “The upcoming welcome social is a great way to meet new people and reconnect with old friends.” The club has activities from social to special interest groups to couples’ events. “We can take up all your spare time if you let us,” she laughs, but adds that most people have specific areas of interest. The Annual Welcome Social, the group’s biggest event of the year, will be held Tuesday, Aug. 20 in the grand ballroom of the Officers’ Club, from 7-9 p.m. In addition to members ready to offer friendship and social opportunities, representatives from the base and across the island will be on hand with information on kids’ activities, houses of worship, health services, recreation, attractions, and more. Military school liaison Janet McCarthy will be available to answer questions on area schools and registration requirements. NOSC also welcomes spouses of foreign student officers, spouses of deceased service members, and spouses of GS-7 and above civilians affiliated with the base. The association does not limit itself to social activities, reports Luebbert, and has an active philanthropic component. For decades, the group has awarded merit scholarships to military dependents with a Newport Naval Station affiliation; this year they provided ten high school students with funds for college. The scholarships are almost entirely funded through the operation of the NOSC store, The Ship’s Bell, located at the Naval War College and staffed by volunteers. The club also pblishes "The Pink Book," an off-the-record guide on life in the Newport area filled with member recommendations on restaurants, day trips and every type of service a family might need. For more information on NOSC event schedules or membership, visit newportOSC.org.
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Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel recently announced that mandatory furlough days will be reduced from the planned 11 to six for federal employees, meaning the last days of the furloughs will take place this week. The Commissary has announced that they will open for their regular business hours again beginning the week of August 18. Other commands expect to return to pre-furlough status shortly, but patrons are advised that there may be a brief period of transition as commands resume full operations. If you have any questions, contact the individual commands. Note: this is not an end to sequestration; it is an end to the unpaid days off work employees are required to take before the end of the fiscal year. Under the original furlough plan, all federal employees were required to take one day off per week for a 20 percent pay cut for the period July 8 – through September. Federal budget reductions have resulted in a number of program cancellations and modifications that will not be impacted by the end of the furloughs. Programs like Navy Newport’s summer musical celebrations and fireworks will not take place.
Personnel requiring ID cards are urged to make appointments instead of trying to get served on a walk-in basis. The large volume of students arriving during the summer months limits service available to walk-ins. Officer Development School will be issued ID cards Aug. 16-20 and other availability will be minimal. Patrons are advised to schedule an appointment at rapids-appointments.dmdc.osd.mil.
The Newport Officers’ Spouses’ Club will hold its next Couples Night Out event on Thursday, Aug. 29 at Newport Vineyards. Gather at 6:30 p.m.; the private tour begins promptly at 7 p.m. and will be followed by a wine tasting. All spouses and friends are welcome to attend. Bring a finger food dish to share. Cost is $20 per person, payable upon arrival. Register at newportosc.org. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Feds Feed Friends Navy Newport has passed its goal in the Feds Feed Friends food drive – and there are still two weeks to go until the drive ends. Navy Chaplain Lt. Philip Carson reports that they have already collected 7, 346 lbs of food to support area families, surpassing the goal of 5,500 lbs. “All the tenant commands have really stepped up and contributed,” he noted, adding that they have also donated $2,000 to four local food pantries to help them purchase food in bulk. All donations support area hunger programs. Feds Feed Friends runs through August and collection boxes are located at the Navy Exchange, Commissary, Chapel of Hope, and at the base headquarters, building 690. Call Chapel of Hope for more information, 401-841-2234.
NUWC Luncheon The NUWC retirees' luncheon will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 4 at McGovern's Family Restaurant, 310 Shove Street, Fall River, Mass. Lunch will be served at noon in the Laurel Room, entrance at the end of the building. Cost is $16. No reservations are required. Contact Bev Ferris at 401-846-4292 for more information.
Navy Band Out and About As summer winds down, the Navy Band can be heard in the local area at a number of venues. On Aug. 24, the Pops Ensemble will perform at Battleship Cove’s Navy Day in Fall River at 6 p.m. Navy Band Northeast's Marching Band will step off in a parade celebrating the 375th anniversary of Portsmouth on Saturday, Aug. 31 at 10 a.m., and the Ceremonial Band will play at the Wounded Warrior ceremony on Newport’s Cardines Field on Sept. 2 at 2 p.m.
Veterinary Clinic Hours The Army Veterinary Clinic, located in building 1255 next to Leisure Bay, is open on Tuesday and Friday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. In September, the clinic will add Monday hours. Service is by appointment and only active duty personnel, retirees and dependents are authorized to utilize the facility. Call the clinic at 401-8413994 or the main clinic in Groton, Conn., at 860-694-4291 for more information.
MOAA BBQ The Southeastern New England Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will hold its annual barbeque at the Officers’ Club on Friday, Aug. 23 at 11:30 a.m. Reservations are required by Monday, Aug. 19. The cost is $22. Contact retired Col. Bob Onosko at 401-783-0498 to reserve.
The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells Lecture Series will continue on Thursday, Aug. 22, with author Leif HerrGesell discussing his fiction debut, “Indians, Rogues and Giants.” The novel, set in the 18th century, tells the tale of young Lt. St. Crispin Mull, covering his adventures and exploits from Great Britain to North America during the French and Indian War. HerrGesell is a military historian and an award-winning documentary filmmaker. He is also a veteran of the War in Afghanistan and continues to serve in the Navy Reserve. The lecture is from noon to 1 p.m. and is free and open to the public but reservations are required. Guests are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. Visitors without a DoD decal/ID card should request access at time of reservation. To reserve, call 401841-2101.
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have fun with the staff. I call it play time in the kitchen. I hate calling it work. We try to have as much fun as we can while producing really good food. I like to hang out with my dogs when I’m not working. My girlfriend Chrissy and I have two Bernese mountain dogs that are 10 and 8 years old. I also like to kayak on the Narrow River in Narragansett and go fishing. When we go out to eat, we like to go to Tallulah’s, Thames Street Kitchen, and Persimmon in Bristol. I also travel a lot through New England as well. Fourth Street in Portland, Maine is one of my favorite restaurants. They had a baby halibut dish that was amazing. Chrissie does a lot of the cooking at home. She is becoming a great home chef. My brother and I just finished brewing a dunkel weiss, which is like a hefeweizen but with roasted malts in it so it’s darker. The guys from Newport Storm actually turned me onto beer. They used to do beer dinners when I worked for the Smokehouse. I’m really into French Saisons, Belgian Tripels, and black IPAs right now. My guilty pleasure is McDonald’s. I like the two-cheeseburger combo because it’s easy to eat on the ride home and I can get rid of the evidence in the trash outside. I started culinary school to become a baker. Then, I discovered that I didn’t like the technical side of it. With food you can play around to get different flavors but baking has to be more precise. Cooking was more fun.
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Croquet and Bocce Play croquet and bocce, view “Doris Duke: A Career in Giving” exhibit, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 5-7:30 p.m., $5, newportrestoration.org.
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Island Moving Company’s “Nuit Blanche,” an evening of vignette performances modeled after an annual night-long Parisian event, was held at Ronald Lee Fleming’s Bellevue House. A marching Dixieland-style band of jesters led the 350 guests from one performance area to another. The dance sequences included a pas de deux with a dive into the pool, while an opera singer was warming up in another part of the gardens. The gigantic tent was magnificently decorated by John Sawicki, with help from designers Peggy Mulholland and Abigail Adams. Emlen Drayton served as auctioneer, dancers gyrated to music by the Tin Pan Band from New York, and tout Newport was there. A “Nuit Blanche Shoe” competition, judged on appropriateness for the event and terrain, encouraged best feet forward, and was won by Janine Atamian. The evening included proclamations honoring host Ronald Lee Fleming from Newport’s Vice Mayor Naomi Neville and Congressman David Cicilline and raised more than $60,000 for the creative programs of the Island Moving Company.
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Sunset Celebration Celebrate summer at Fort Adams, enjoy music and cocktails and the best sunset view in Newport, 5:30-10 p.m., fortadams.org.
Little Sprouts Story Time Preservation Society’s story time under the beech tree at Chepstow, 120 Narragansett Ave., 10 a.m., members free, non-members $5, ages 4-7 with parent, reservations required, 401-847-1000 x154. Dig Deep Challenge ‘Dig Deep’ to complete this obstacle course, for kids K-5, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 11 a.m., pre-register at 401683-9457. Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents “The Captain from Connecticut: The Life and Naval Times of Isaac Hull,” with Linda Maloney on the War of 1812 naval hero, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101.
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Scapbooking for Teens Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 6-7:30 p.m., all supplies provided, three weeks, free, register at 401-846-1573 or email email@example.com. Children’s Night The City of Newport’s Children’s Night with singer/storyteller Bill Harley, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., 401-845-5810.
Read/Eat/Chat All are invited to discuss “North Renaissance Art,” by Susan Nash, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, nonmembers $5, bring lunch, 401-8488200, newportartmuseum.org. Library Book Sale Books of all genres available at Middletown Public Library’s annual sale, 700 West Main Rd., 1-7 p.m., 401-846-1573.
‘Dissecting Documentary’ Acclaimed filmmaker Peter Nicholson discusses documentary filmmaking at Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., free, 5:30 p.m. reception, presentation at 6 p.m., reserve at 401-847-0292 x 112.
Beach Idol Contest Kids version of “American Idol” following the Children’s Night performance at Easton’s Beach, participants register at the Easton’s Beach Snack Bar at 6:30 p.m., prizes, for more information call 401847-7766 x105. Talent Show Jamestown Community Chorus’ 24th annual showcase, “Smiles of a Summer Night,” 41 Conanicus Ave., 7:30 p.m., 401-423-1574.
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‘Tween Ice Cream Wrap ‘Tween summer reading program wraps up with ice cream fun, Newport Public Library, 3 p.m., 401847-8720.
“Song Man, Dance Man” Jon Peterson in tribute to song and dance greats of yore, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 8 p.m., $20, jamestownartcenter.org.
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Pell Cup See Thursday, Aug. 15 for details. Book Sale 9 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. See Thursday, Aug. 15 for details. Ida Lewis Distance Race Multi- and monohulls compete in four coastline routes starting off Fort Adams, 12:30 p.m., ildistancerace.org. Pier 9 Farmers Market Fresh lobsters, fish, produce, State Pier, Long Wharf, 2-6 p.m. End of Summer Bonfire Last hurrah at Easton’s Beach, Tandem Duo plays 5-6 p.m., Children’s Beach Idol finals 6-6:30 p.m., The Playboys 6:30-8 p.m., bonfire begins at dusk, for more information call 401-855-1910. IYRS Summer Series Masters of the craft roundtable moderated by Richard Saul Wurman, IYRS, 449 Thames St., 5:30 p.m., $25, 401-848-5777 x204, iyrs. org. Comedy Series Katt Williams performs at Summer Comedy Series, Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., 7 p.m., newportcomedy.com. Improv Comedy Interactive comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401-8493473, firehousetheater.org. Free Concert at Grand Haywire plays country at Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, 401-849-5100, newportgrand.com. Fort Adams Summer Ghost Hunt Investigate the fort with paranormal investigators, 11 p.m.-1 a.m., limited space, tickets at fortressofnightmares.com.
’Zombies’ Race for Charity Historic Fort Adams has seen many things since it was first built in the late 1700s, but it is doubtful the site has been the scene of a zombie-themed obstacle course – yet. That will change on Sunday, Aug. 25 when “Zombies Got Guts” debuts to raise funds for the Fort Adams Trust and A Wish Come True. Participants, or “zombies,” face ten obstacle challenges, each one getting them a bit closer to returning to human form, as they race around the Fort. Competitors are encouraged to get into zombie costume and character. Spectators of all ages are welcome but participation is limited to those 18 and older. First wave of zombies heads out at 9 a.m. Registration is available online at zombiesgotguts.com or at 7 a.m. on race day.
Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, 909 East Main Rd. (Newport Vineyards), Middletown, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.org. Wet Paint Weekend Artists span across the island to create pieces for fundraising auction, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., artist registration 8-10 a.m., art drop off noon-3 pm., artwork preview reception 6-8 p.m. (reception – artists free, members $10, non-members $15), newportartmuseum.org. ALT Rovensky Park Tour Aquidneck Land Trust’s tour of Rovensky Park led by Jeff Curtis, director of gardens and grounds for the Preservation Society, 9 a.m., free, reserve at 401-849-2799 x14 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Celebration of the Arts Middletown’s annual festival showcasing artisans, performances, mu-
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Cigar Smoking Comedian When renowned comedian Ron White takes the stage at the Newport Yachting Center on Sunday, Aug. 18, it will mark his fourth trip to the City-by-the-Sea. “My memory of Newport is just how fun the hang is,” said White during a recent phone interview with Newport This Week. White, 56, began performing in 1986 and remembers opening up for legends like Sam Kinison, Carl LaBove, and Jeff Foxworthy. The cigar smoking, scotch swilling comedian is widely known for his antics with the later on The Blue Collar Comedy Tour, but White’s star has been shining brightly on its own since his TV specials, “They Call Me Tater Salad” and “You Can’t Fix Stupid,” both topped the charts on Comedy Central. For tickets and info visit newportcomedy.com
p.m., live auction 5 p.m., newportartmuseum.org.
Rose Island Lighthouse Clambake Annual classic New England clambake, lighthouse tours, boat transportation, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m., rain or shine, advance ticketing, 401847-4242, roseisland.org.
Fort Adams Tour Guided tours of the historic fort depart every hour on the hour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., fortadams.org. Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of revolution and the struggle for religious liberty, departs from the Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10 a.m., 401-841-8770.
Washington Letter Reading 66th annual reading of President Washington’s letter to the congregation, address by US Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan, Touro Synagogue, Touro St., 1 p.m., reception follows in Patriots Park, reservations required, call 401847-4794 x207, tourosynagogue. org.
Jamestown Story Time Stories, crafts, songs for children 2-5 and their parents, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 10:15 a.m., 401-423-7280.
Historic Jewish Cemetery Touro Cemetery, with graves dating back to 1600s, will be open for visitors, Kay Blvd. and Bellevue Ave., 1-4 p.m. Middletown Historical Society Witherbee Schoolhouse (Valley Rd. and Green End Ave.), Boyd’s Windmill and Paradise School (corner of Paradise Ave. and Prospect St.), open for touring 2-4 p.m., middletownhistory.org. NIMFest Concert Newport Independent Music Festival summer concert series with zydeco by Slippery Sneakers, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., free. Twilight Walk Join Heather and Don Minto on an evening hike around historic Watson Farm, 455 North Road, Jamestown, 6-8 p.m., members $4, nonmembers $10, 401-423-0005. Comedy Series Ron White performs at Summer Comedy Series, Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., 7:30
Rogues and Scoundrels Tour Learn why this colony was sometimes known as “Rogue’s Island” as you stroll through Newport, Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m., 401-841-8770.
USTA Grass Tournament Men’s, women’s, mixed, open grass court championships, 401-8460642, tennisfame.com. Rough Point Tour Guided tour of Doris Duke’s Newport home, includes the exhibit, “A Career of Giving: The Surprising Legacy of Doris Duke,” 680 Bellevue Ave., tours run TuesdaySaturday, 10:30 a.m. – 3:30 p.m., newportrestoration.org. Pre-K Story Time Story time for preschoolers at the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., public welcome, free, drop in, 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org. Lunch with the Artist Series Richard Tyre hosts a lunchtime discussion on “The Complex Art on the One Dollar Bill,” bring a dollar bill, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, non-members $8, bring lunch, 401-848-8200. Computer Help Help with computers/devices available, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 3-4:30 p.m., registration required, 401-4237280. Dinner and Concert Series Sweet Berry Farm presents eclectic folk music by the Bay Spring Folk, 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, 5:30 p.m., dinner available (call to reserve), 401-847-3912, sweetberryfarmRI.com. Portsmouth Library Book Group Join the library staff for a discussion of “A Spot of Bother,” by Mark Haddon, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-683-9457, portsmouthlibrary.org.
Family Films at Sachuest Popular release nature themed movie screens for free at Sachuest Point Visitors Center, Middletown, 6:30 p.m., 401-847-5511. Geezers at Empire Join acoustic folk musicians at Empire Tea & Coffee, 22 Broadway, 7:30 p.m., 401-619-1388. ALT Moon Walk Tour Aquidneck Land Trust’s Sakonnet Greenway nighttime tour, 8-10 p.m., ages 8+, park at Albro Woods, Middletown, free but space limited, reserve at 401-849-2799 x14 email@example.com.
Wednesday August 21
USTA Grass Tournament See Tuesday, Aug. 20 for details. Architecture Lecture Architectural historian Daniel Snydacker presents “Outrageously Eclectic: The Architecture of Robert Robertson,” Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., members free, nonmembers $5, reserve at 401-8471000 x154. Nature Craft Day Free nature based arts and crafts, Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge, Sachuest Point Rd., Middletown, drop in between 11 a.m.-3 p.m., 401-847-5511 x203.
‘A Writer’s Dozen’ Newport Historical Society exhibit featuring 12 historically significant desks, including one used by Declaration signer William Ellery, Seventh Day Baptist, 82 Touro St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., $5, newporthistorical.org.
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USTA Grass Tournament See Tuesday, Aug. 20 for details. Children’s Landscape Workshop Kids learn about The Elms sunken gardens with Director of Grounds and Gardens Jeff Curtis and create a mini-landscape to take home, 367 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., members $5, non-members $10, ages 8-12, reservations required, 401847-1000 x154 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents Leif HerrGesell on “Indians Rogues and Giants,” his novel about one soldier’s journey in colonial America, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101. Business After Hours Chamber of Commerce’s after hours networking, St. George’s School, 372 Purgatory Rd., Middletown, 5-7 p.m., register at 401-8471608. Sloppy Second Beach Cleanup Rhody Surf’s 2nd annual cleanup of Surfers’ End at Second Beach, 6 p.m., free parking, supplies provided, rhodysurf.com. newportFILM Family fun and “The Short Game” at Sweet Berry Farm, 915 Mitchell’s Ln., Middletown, 6 p.m. family fun, 7:30 p.m. film, $5, ages 5+, newportfilm.com
PM Musical Picnic Enjoy reggae band The Ravers on the Newport Art Museum lawn, 76 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., member adult $5/youth $4, non-member adult $10/youth $8, bring chairs and a picnic, no reservations, newportartmuseum.org.
Scapbooking for Teens Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 6-7:30 p.m., register at 401-846-1573 or email email@example.com.
Movies on the Rocks Free screening of “Moonrise Kingdom” at Ballard Park quarry meadow, use Hazard Road entrance, dusk, bring lawn chairs and blankets, ballardpark.org.
Sunset Music Series Styx in concert, Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., 6:30 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents. com.
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Summer Festivities at Vanderbilt Grace Thursday, September 12th: Domaine Carneros Wine Dinner
Join us in Muse at 7pm and experience an amazing 5-course dinner prepared by our very own Jonathan Cartwright, where each course is paired with a fantastic selection of Domaine Carneros Wine. $115 per person including wine. Tax and gratuity not included
Movie Nights on the Roof-Deck
Invoke memories of cinema’s heyday with our Movie Night and lose yourself in the Golden Age of Films. $18 per person including our extra special homemade truffle popcorn, with food and cocktails available for purchase. 8:30pm every Wednesday!
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Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, Memorial Blvd. from Bellevue Ave. to Chapel St., 2-6 p.m., aquidneckgrowersmarket.org.
Whitehorne Museum The Samuel Whitehorne House is home to some of the best examples of 18th century Newport and Rhode Island furniture, 416 Thames St., tours run ThursdayMonday, guided tours at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., self-guided 11 a.m.-3 p.m., newportrestoration.org.
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Historic Site Tours Tours of the Colony House, Great Friends Meeting House, Seventh Day Baptist Meeting House and Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House depart from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., daily 11 a.m.-3 p.m., call to reserve, 401-841-8770.
French in Newport Tour Learn about the French soldiers and sailors who lived in Newport during the Revolutionary War and the role they played in the country’s bid for independence, Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., 401-841-8770.
Jewish History Lecture Brandeis professor Jonathan Sarna presents on colonial Jewish history, Touro Synagogue, 1 p.m., call 401-847-4794 x207, tourosynagogue.org.
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Pajama Story Time Children are invited to enjoy stories in their PJs, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-423-7280.
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Pier 9 Farmers Market Fresh lobsters, fish, produce, State Pier, Long Wharf, 2-6 p.m. Opening Reception Portsmouth Arts Guild hosts reception for fall exhibit, “It’s Your Masterpiece,” local artists interpret famous works of art, 2679 E. Main Rd., 6-8 p.m., portsmoutharts.org. Screening at Sachuest View Earth Exploration through Film’s “The Wild Side of Paradise (Part 2),” examining Hawaii’s wildlife, Sachuest Point Visitors Center, Middletown, 6:30 p.m., free. Family Night on the Rails Kid-friendly, 90-minute narrated train ride along Narragansett Bay, with music by the Candyman Conductor, pizza and ice cream, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 6:30 p.m., 401-841-8700, newportdinnertrain.com.
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Summer Sailing Film Series Acclaimed nautical photographer Onne van der Wal, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 7 p.m., $5, 401-560-0979, jamestownartcenter.org. Free Concert at Grand Tim Charron Band country music concert at Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 8:30 p.m., 18+, free, 401-849-5100, newportgrand. com.
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USTA Grass Tournament See Tuesday, Aug. 20 for details. Family Field Day Old fashioned games and family fun, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m., 401-846-2577. Greenies Gardening: Pizza Fun Story time, make your own pizza, visit the garden, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m., ages 3+, free but registration required, 401-846-1573.
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Newport Celtic Rock Festival Contemporary Celtic music meets the genre’s classic roots at the Celtic Rock Festival at the Newport Yachting Center on Saturday, Aug. 24, 12:30-10 p.m. The second annual daylong salute to Celtic culture brings back popular favorites and introduces up and coming talent. The main stage lineup boasts: Dropkick Murphy’s, The Town Pants, Screaming Orphans, Eileen Ivers, and Celtica: Pipes Rock. The shenanigans also include hearty Irish pub fare, lively step dancers, pipe and drum bands, and an Irish marketplace. Gates open at noon. Flexible general admission allows concert-goers to come and go as they please. Tickets are $35 advance, $45 at gate, newportwaterfrontevents.com. Celtic Rock Festival Contemporary and classic Celtic music, Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., 12:30-10 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents.com. Middletown Authors’ Circle Group for writers ages 18 and up, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 1-3 p.m., 846-1573. Long Wharf Concerts The Shops at Long Wharf Summer Series with Abbey Rhode, Long Wharf Mall, 1-5 p.m., free. Polo Newport vs. New York, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, tailgating begins at 4 p.m., first chukka at 5 p.m., 401-847-7090, nptpolo. com. Murder Mystery Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Co. for “Newport Nuptials,” interactive murder mystery at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., newportartmuseum.org. Comedy at Vineyard Comedian Rich Ceisler at Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Rd., grounds open at 6:30 p.m., show at 7:15, bring chairs, $30, reserve at firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-848-5161. Free Concert at Grand Who’s Next plays tribute to The Who, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 8:30 p.m., 18+, 401849-5100, newportgrand.com.
Sunday August 25
USTA Grass Tournament See Tuesday, Aug. 20 for details. “Zombies Got Guts” Zombie-themed 3K obstacle course fundraiser for Fort Adams Trust and A Wish Come True, Fort
Scenic Train Rides Enjoy a narrated ten-mile scenic ride along Narragansett Bay, Old Colony Railway Depot, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., 401-849-0546, ocnrr.com. NIMFest Concert Newport Independent Music Festival summer concert series with new age country by Girl Howdy, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., free. Anniversary Concert “New and Dangerous Opinions of Roger Williams” by Aurea Ensemble, Touro Synagogue, 5 p.m., $20, tickets online at aureaensemble. org or at the Loeb Center, Spring St., 401-846-2125. Redwood Summer Garden Gala The nation’s oldest lending library hosts its annual garden party, musical entertainment and refreshments, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5:30-7:30 p.m., $60, reserve at 401-847-0292, redwoodlibrary.org. Rock the Docks Seamen’s Church Institute hosts its 7th annual Rock the Docks Lobsterfest at Newport Shipyard, 1 Washington St., 6-9 p.m., $95, for tickets call 401-847-4260. Comedy Series Adam Carolla and Dr. Drew perform at Summer Comedy Series, Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., 7:30 p.m., newportcomedy.com.
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For more information about these restaurants, please see their display ads found on the pages of this week’s edition of Newport This Week. 1) Ben’s Chili Dogs, 158 Broadway, Newport 2) Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport 3) Salvation Cafe, 140 Broadway, Newport 4) PJ2Go, 88 Broadway, Newport 5) The Deli, 66 Broadway, Newport 6) Pour Judgement, 32 Broadway, Newport 7) Tavern on Broadway, 16 Broadway, Newport 8) One Eighty, 10 Broadway, Newport 9) Perro Salado, 19 Charles St., Newport 10) Newport Dinner Train, 19 America’s Cup Ave., Newport 11) Rhumbline, 62 Bridge St., Newport 12) Pineapple’s On the Bay/Hyatt Regency, Newport 13) Busker’s Irish Pub, 178 Thames St., Newport 14) El Perrito Taqueria, 190 Thames St., Newport 15) Aloha Cafe, 18 Market Square, Newport 16) The Port Grille & Raw Bar, 359 Thames St, Newport 17) Pier Restaurant, 10 W. Howard St., Newport 18) Jade Cricket, 472 Thames St., Newport 19) O’Brien’s Pub, 501 Thames St., Newport 20) Thai Cuisine, 517 Thames St., Newport 21) One Bellevue, Hotel Viking, Newport 22) Jo’s American Bistro, 24 Memorial Blvd., Newport 23) Genie’s Lounge, 94 William St., Newort 24) La Forge Casino Restaurant, 186 Bellevue Ave., Npt. 25) Canfield House/Boca J’s, 5 Memorial Blvd., Npt. 26) Easton’s Beach Snack Bar, 175 Memorial Blvd., Npt. 27) Flo’s Clam Shack, 44 Wave Ave., Middletown 28) Atlantic Grille, 91 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown
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Mama Leone’s Pizzeria Ristorante 150 Connell Hwy., Newport Newport Grand 150 Admiral Kalbfus Rd., Newport Safari Room @ OceanCliff 65 Ridge Rd., Newport Anthony’s Seafood 963 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown Coddington Brewing Company 210 Coddington Hwy., Middletown Custom House Coffee 796 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown International House of Pancakes 159 W. Main Rd., Middletown Mizu Japanese Cuisine 250 East Main Rd., Middletown Rhea’s Inn & Restaurant 120 West Main Rd., Middletown Sweet Berry Farm 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown The Montaup Grille 500 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth
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The opening scene in the new film “Elysium” presents Earth as a wasteland of dust and rubble where robots serve as very inhuman police. Here, we peek in on a childhood scene in which a little boy named Max (Maxwell Perry Cotton) promises his best friend (and childhood love interest) Frey Santiago, “Someday I’ll take you there.” “There” appears as a faint hologram in the sky—dots of tiny lights forming a wheel. It is Elysium, a luxurious space station where the wealthy live as if transported to the Garden of Eden. The movie then takes us to space, where a giant metallic wheel spinning slowly conjures, briefly, a moment from Stanley Kubrick’s seminal work, “2001: A Space Odyssey.” The gliding camera, doing a hypnotic ballet around the wheel, turns to the The sci-fi film “Elysium”, set in the year 2154, is rated R for strong bloody violence inside of the wheel’s rim. and language and starts Jodie Foster and Matt Damon. Ah! one wants to exclaim, as a panorama of lush green grass, cult favorite movie, “Killer Clowns Foster’s performance alone palm trees, lakes, pools and pacould be worth the price of admislatial homes calls to mind a 21st from Outer Space.” Seeking medical help for his in- sion, but the film – although largely century version of the Elysium first juries, Max finds Frey (Alice Braga), a creative jumble – does have an described by the early Greeks as a Paradise. But while these scenes who has grown into a lovely wom- important theme. All of the probin the film bring to mind Kubrick’s an who is a nurse. Unknown to lems of this future vision of Earth masterpiece and the poetic mus- Max at this first meeting, Frey has already exist. We have air and waings of Greek writers, they do so a daughter who suffers from leuke- ter pollution. We can’t take care of only fleetingly. Director Neill Blom- mia, for which the only cure is the the ill and elderly properly. Overkamp, best known for “District 9,” machines on Elysium that can read population threatens to consume has a strong visual sense—one that diseased cells and injured bones our dwindling resources. Poorer places on our planet already look gravitates toward darkness rather and fix them within seconds. Now, we see the “Brave New like this movie wasteland. “Elysium” than blissful meadows. World” aspect of the film: People was shot in the poor Iztapalapa After a lengthy prelude, the story picks up in the year 2154 with the have IDs stamped on their inner district of Mexico City. There, as in suffering of the earthbound work- arms to be read by the curing cylin- many other parts of the world, the appalling living conditions depicters who shuffle along, spirits bro- ders, as well as by the police. Jodie Foster does a great job as ed in “Elysium” don’t seem to be a ken, toward a day of drudgery in a hellish, claustrophobic factory. the bloodless Secretary of Defense hundred years in the future. They Grown up Max (Matt Damon) is on Elysium. She sees the suffering are with us now. among them, having rebelled and child as an annoying bit of debris to ended up in prison. When he tries be removed from her sight, and her Patricia Lacouture to joke with one of the robots, he ambitions include a plan to take teaches film studies at finds himself standing before his over in the role of President. Shot in Salve Regina University. parole officer, a strange looking profile, her chin takes on a defiant She completed her creature who hides his identity be- hard angle. Her lips seal together in graduate studies in film hind a garish mask and helmet – a a fine line of willfulness whenever at Boston University. get-up that brings to mind the silly her domain is challenged.
Newport Blues Café –Melanie Lynx Project, 10 p.m. One Eighty–The Gentlemen Explorers featuring Roz Raskin, 10 p.m. One Pelham East – Them Apples, 10 p.m. Perro Salado–Honky Tonk Knights
Friday, August 16 Clarke Cooke House Boom Boom Room – DJ Nook Fifth Element – Honky Tonk Knights, 10 p.m. Newport Blues Café – Felix Brown, 10 p.m. Newport Grand Lounge–Matty B, 9 p.m. Newport Grand Event Center –Haywire, 9 p.m. One Eighty–The Silks, 9:30 p.m. One Pelham East – Brick Park, 10 p.m. Pineapples On the Bay–Summer School, 6-9 p.m. Rhino Bar and Grille–Acoustic Dynamite & DJ Grey in Tusk Rhumbline – Nick Sanfilippo, 6:30-10 p.m. Tavern on Broadway – The Mintones, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. The Port–Charlie Scopoletti, 8-12 p.m.
Saturday, August 17 Clarke Cooke House Boom Boom Room – DJ Nate Deez; Candy Store – James Montgomery Bistro 162 – Bobby Ferreira & Conny William Jazz Duo, 8-11 p.m. Fifth Element – The Ubiquitones, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Greenvale Vineyard – Dick Lupino, Mark Lewis, Mike Renzi, 1-4 p.m. Newport Grand Lounge–Beyond Therapy, 9 p.m. Newport Grand Event Center –World Gone Crazy-Comedy Band, 9 p.m. Newport Blues Café – Those Guys, 10 p.m. One Pelham East – Take 3, 10 p.m. Rhino Bar–Cuzin Eddy & DJ Judah in Tusk Rhumbline – Joe Parillo, 6:30-10 p.m. Shops at Long Wharf – Inca Son, 1-5 p.m.
Sunday, August 18 Clarke Cooke House – Bobby Ferreira, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Fifth Element – Chuck, Shelley & Dylan, noon Fastnet Pub – Traditional Irish Music, 6-10 p.m. Newport Blues Café–Sean Rivers One Eighty–Los Duderinos, 8:30 p.m.
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Outdoor Films Symbolize Summer By Jonathan Clancy It may feel like fall is creeping in but there is still time to create lasting summertime memories with upcoming newportFILM Outdoors events. There is nothing quite like enjoying a movie in the comfort of your own car on a warm summer’s night. Sitting in the back seat with a blanket, while eating buttery popcorn and enjoying a cold cola, used to be a right of passage, and newportFILM wants to help bring you back. On Thursday, Aug.15, the First Beach parking lot will be transformed into a retro drive-in theatre for a special screening of “The Summit.” The film documents one of the worst K2 mountain climbing disasters in history. If you’re on foot, simply bring a blanket to lie on the beach and enjoy the sunset show. You can bring your own picnic or buy refreshments from the many vendors at the beach. Tallulah on Thames’ taco cart will be selling delectable tacos and burritos. Le Petit Gourmet will offer cheese, wine, and other tasty treats. Easton’s Beach Snack Bar and Del’s Lemonade will also be open for business.
Gate 3 will open at 6 p.m. for attendees, and Bike Newport will be on hand with a free bike valet. The film begins at sundown (approximately 8 p.m.). In case of inclement weather, the event will be held at the Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St. For more old-fashioned family fun, swing by Sweet Berry Farm on Thursday, Aug. 22, for the newportFILM Youth showing of “The Short Game.” The recommended age is five and up but this film is not just for kids. The film follows the lives of eight of the best 7-year old golfers as they make their way through the World Championships of Junior Golf. Prior to the show, kids and adults alike can enjoy the beauty of Sweet Berry Farm. This event will begin at 6 p.m. with loads of fun activities and music. The screening will begin at 7:45 p.m. For rain contingency plans, check newportfilm.com. The Norman Bird Sanctuary will host the final newportFILM Outdoor event of the summer on Thursday Sept. 5. The selection has not been announced. Admission to newportFILM events is $5. Visit newportfilm.com for up to date details on all events.
Newport International Boat Show One of the largest in-water boat shows in the country, the 43rd annual Newport International Boat Show features a range of powerboats and sailboats from both domestic and international manufacturers and will take place on the waterfront Sept. 12-15. Thousands of visitors flock to the Newport harbor to view an extensive selection of over 750 exhibitors displaying marine equipment, seminars, services, and accessories in a harborspanning venue. The show features boats of every type and
style ranging from 15 to 85 feet. Tickets for the 2013 show are on sale now and can be purchased online at newportboatshow.com or at the Newport Yachting Center, 4 Commercial Wharf. The show is open Sept. 5 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sept. 12-13 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. Children under 12 are admitted free any day when accompanied by an adult. On Friday only, visitors with a valid Military or Newport County resident ID receive half price admission. For more information, visit newportboatshow. com.
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SENIOR SAVVY Stay Busy for a Happy Retirement By Florence Archambault Most Americans spend one third of their lives retired. It has been proven that staying engaged in education, part-time work, or volunteering after retirement can result in better health and longevity. Lifelong learning can improve physical and mental well-being. This is the time of year when many opportunities present themselves to seniors. School bells are not only ringing for full-time students, but for part-time students as well. The Senior Centers on the island are preparing their offerings for the fall season. New programs are planned, as well as the regular classes that have proved to be so popular. Now is the time to think about registering for some of them. Many other organizations on the island also present programs covering a wide variety of subjects. The Newport Art Museum, the Redwood Library, the Newport Historical Society, and the Preservation Society, as well as the public libraries, are a few of the sites featuring lectures throughout the winter. There sometimes is a charge, and if you are a member, the charge is either nominal or the program is free. Check Newport This Week for their announcements. The Edward King House Senior Center is offering a new program starting the week of Sept. 16 when Len DeAngelis will offer Introductory Italian. Attention will be given to the necessary categories of words, grammar, and vocabulary lists that will require memorizing. Techniques to help you continue
learning will also be taught. The course runs for six weeks on Mondays from 2–3 p.m. Cost is $40. Check with the center at 401-8467426 for further information. Another new offering, not necessarily for your mental health, but for your well-being, is Chair Yoga. This is a gentle form of yoga that does not require participants to get up and down on a floor mat. Instead, poses are done using only a chair. This form of yoga is excellent for those who are aging or have a disability, but still want to see the benefits of participating in a yoga class. This class meets for ten sessions on Thursday mornings at 9 a.m. Middletown Senior Center is offering their regular classes. They include everything from exercise to knitting as well as art and photography classes. There are many activities too. You can play bridge, pokeno, or cribbage in addition to the ever-popular bingo. This is a nice way to spend some time and to meet some new friends. The center is air-conditioned. Portsmouth Senior Center offers most of the same programs, but they have expanded their knitting classes to include all forms of needlework. There is no charge for this program. Don’t forget the delicious and reasonably priced lunch programs held at the centers. Reservations must be made the day before. Right now, the Edward King House’s lunch program is on hold due to a refrigerator malfunction. Call the center at 846-7246 to check on the repairs. All of the centers are holding annual membership drives, so send in
your dues in order to participate in their programs. If you are a member, you should have received a form in the monthly newsletter, otherwise contact your center for details. I would like to leave you with this item published in the July 2013 issue of the Middletown Senior Center’s newsletter. Power your brain with a cookie! “Before you start any big project, take a moment to treat yourself to a cookie, read a funny comic, or do anything else that will put a smile on your face. According to an Ohio State University study, an upbeat mood sharpens your working memory (the skill needed to juggle lots of details at once) and improves your ability to make quick decisions, helping you sail through your task faster and more easily!” Sounds good to me, especially the cookie part.
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RECENT DEATHS Alice (Martins) Abelheira, 89, of Middletown, passed away Aug. 10, 2013 at Forest Farm Health Care Center, Middletown. Calling hours will be Thursday, Aug. 15 from 4-7 p.m. at the Memorial Funeral Home. Her funeral will be Aug. 16 at 10 a.m. in Jesus Saviour Church. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, 1 St. Jude Place Building, P.O. Box 1000 Dept. 300, Memphis, TN 38105. Kenneth Norman Heywood, 57, of Portsmouth, passed away Aug. 5, 2013, at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence, RI surrounded by family. He was the husband of Sandra Lynn (Simas) Heywood. Donations in his memory may be made to the School of Christ International, 2630 South 11th St., Beaumont, TX 77701. Robert C. Kent, 81, of Middletown, passed away Aug. 3, 2013 at Charlton Memorial Hospital Fall River, Mass. He was the husband of the late Marie Garrison. Donations in his memory may be made to American Heart Association, 1 State Street, Suite 200, Providence, RI 02908. Anna Katherine King, 87, of Newport, passed away Aug. 10, 2013 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Richard Tully King. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. at St. Mary’s Church, Spring Street.
William A. Kluth, 89, of Newport, passed away Aug. 10, 2013, at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Anne (Blain) Kluth. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. Donations in his memory may be made to the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul, National Council of the US, 58 Progress Pkwy., Maryland Heights, MO 63046-3706. Emily (Rosenfield) Kusinitz, 86, formerly of Newport, passed away Aug. 12, 2013 in Providence after a long illness. She was the wife of the late Bernard Kusinitz. Services will be held at the Hoffman Jewish Memorial Chapel, 11 Fowler Ave., on Friday, Aug. 16 at 11 a.m. Burial will follow at the Beth Olam Cemetery, Wyatt Road, Middletown. Shiva will be observed at the home of Barry J. Kusinitz, 21 Caraway Dr., Cranston, on Sunday, Aug. 18 from 2-4 p.m. and 7-9 p.m. Karen Elaine Lombardo, 47, of Middletown, passed away Aug. 10, 2013 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center Providence, RI. Funeral services will be private. Margaret “Peggy” Louise (Paiva) Rice, 74, of Middletown, passed away Aug. 10, 2013, at home surrounded by family. She was the former wife of Dale Rice. A private graveside service was held Aug. 14. Donations in her memory may be made to No Stomach for Cancer, PO Box 46070, Madison, WI 53711.
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By Jack Kelly Jerry Jones, 72, of Ft. Worth, Texas, is a blessed man. On Dec. 22, 2012, he suffered a major cardiac event which stopped his breathing and his heart, while attending the Christmas Music Concert at Newport’s Emmanuel Church. The quick and decisive actions by his son Gregg and an unidentified bystander who performed CPR maintained Jones’ heart flow and breathing until Newport fire fighters arrived. The Fire Department rescue personnel were able to restore Jones’ heartbeat with the use of a defibrillator. After successful heart surgery and recuperation, Jones and his wife Karen were able to return to Texas. On Aug. 6, Jones met and reunited with the Newport fire fighters who he credits with saving his life. At that time, Jones lamented that he could not personally thank the stranger who performed CPR on him during the incident. After the story of the emotional reunion appeared on local television news and in the local press,
Jerry Jones thanks the Newport Fire Department for their life-saving rescue. (Photo by Jack Kelly) it was found that the anonymous “Christmas Stranger” was in fact off-duty Pawtucket Fire Department Lieutenant David Reed. “I was in Newport visiting friends and we decided to attend the concert at the church. I was seated not too far from Mr. Jones and I heard him cough and I realized he was in trouble. We got him down on the floor
and started CPR. There is a reason we were all there that night and I’m glad that I could help Mr. Jones and his family. I’m very happy that it all worked out well for them,” Reed said. Reed began his career as a fire fighter with the North Providence Fire Department in 1984 and in 1993 proudly joined his hometown Pawtucket Fire Department. On 9/11/2001 Reed volunteered to join other Rhode Island fire fighters who sped to New York and conducted operations at Ground Zero. Reed and Jones, no longer strangers, have spoken by phone and intend to stay in touch. “I told David how much his actions meant to me and my family- he helped save my life. He is a good man and Karen and I can’t wait to meet him,” Jones said in a recent telephone interview. The two men, joined by an incredible bond, will have their own reunion this winter when the Joneses return to Newport to visit family. For the original story of the Jones family and the reunion, see NTW, Aug. 8 edition.
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The Church of St. John the Evangelist will celebrate the arrival of new vicar Rev. Nathan J.A. Humphrey on Thursday, Aug. 15 with a special service over which The Right Rev. Nicholas Knisely, Bishop of Rhode Island, will preside. The service begins at 6:30 p.m. at the church, 61 Poplar St., with a reception to follow.
St. Paul’s United Methodist Church continues its annual Festival of Song and Spirit on Sunday, Aug. 18 celebrating rhythm and blues with Chuck Ciany, Michele Knight, Dylan Roy and David Manuel on Aug. 18. The music begins at 9:45 a.m. and the worship service starts at 10 a.m.
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The Aquidneck Island Campaign to Eliminate Childhood Poverty will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 21 at the Park Holm Senior Center, 1 Eisenhower Rd., to discuss how to help those who are behind on utilities, facing shut-offs, or having difficulties with payment plans. Call the Housing Hotline for more information at 401-846-4896.
LGBTQ Caregivers Support Calvary United Methodist Church hosts a LGBTQ caregivers support group on the first and third Tuesdays of the month at 10 a.m. and the next meeting will be Tuesday, Aug. 20. The group meets at the church, 200 Turner Rd., Middletown and is open to all who are dealing with the unique issues associated with these circumstances. For more information, contact the church at 401-847-6181.
50th Anniversary St. Barnabas Church will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the founding of the parish on Aug. 27, and Bishop Tobin will preside over a special Mass at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 24 to mark the occasion. The Mass will be followed by a dinner dance at White’s Restaurant. For more information or ticketing, call 401-683-1343.
Single Moms Support Group Are you tired, frustrated, discouraged or overwhelmed by the day-to-day challenges of being a single mom? Evangelical Friends Church is offering a support group for single mothers on the first and third Tuesdays of the month, 6-8 p.m. The next meeting will be held on Tuesday, Aug 20. Single mothers of all ages are welcome to enjoy a free meal and engage in community with other single mothers. Child care will be provided. The group will meet at the EFC, 70 Bliss Mine Rd., Middletown. For more information, call 401-924-3329.
Trinity Church will hold an Evensong on Sunday, Aug. 18 at 4 p.m. to honor the music ministry of Brent Erstad. Erstad has been the organist and choirmaster for three years and is leaving for a position in New Hampshire.
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Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, will hold worship services outside with “Mass on the Grass” on August 25, weather permitting. The 10 a.m. service will be held outdoors and the 8 a.m. service will be in the church. All are welcome.
St. Lucy Movie Night St. Lucy’s Church will show a screening of the film “Pius XII: Under the Roman Sky” on Tuesday, August 20 at 6 p.m. in the air conditioned parish hall, 909 West Main Rd., Middletown. The film is 3 hours and 20 minutes long. Bring a picnic dinner or snacks; tables will be set up. All are welcome to this free event. For more information, call 401-847-6153.
Civil Rights Talk Bruce Wayne Gaines will present “Celebrating the March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom: Fifty Years Later” at the Newport Public Library on Wednesday Aug. 28 at 6 p.m.
Salvation Army Seeks Volunteers The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers. Ongoing assistance is needed with the food pantry, soup kitchen and children’s programming. The Thursday evening kids’ program, held during the school year, resumes next month and each week the event hosts up to 30 kids and teens. Adult volunteers are needed to help with programming and logistics. For more information, call Lt. Helen Johnson at 401-846-3234.
Donations for St. Paul’s St. Paul’s Thrift Shop has a continuing need for donations of salable furniture and quality household items in good condition. All donations are tax deductible and support the job skills training program of St. Paul’s Thrift Shop and Church Community Housing Corporation. If you would like to donate, call the store at 401-847-8441 to schedule a pickup.
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Touro Synagogue and the Loeb Visitors Center will host several public activities for the annual George Washington Letter Reading weekend, Friday-Sunday, Aug. 16-18. The synagogue will host Brandeis professor and author Jonathan Sarna on Saturday, Aug. 17 at 1 p.m. to discuss colonial Jewish history. U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan will be the keynote speaker at the 66th reading of the letter to the congregation at the synagogue on Sunday, Aug. 18 at 1 p.m. The visitors center will offer colonial Jewish walking tours on Friday, Aug. 16 at 4 and 6 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 17 at 2:30 p.m. Tours depart from the center, 50 Spring St. Seating is extremely limited in the synagogue and reservations are required. For reservations or more information, call 401-8474794 x207.
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Annual Yard Sale Portsmouth’s largest annual yard sale will be held on Saturday, Aug. 17 at St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Rd., 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Rain date is Aug. 31.
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Aurea Ensemble in Concert at Touro Touro Synagogue, in celebration of the 250th anniversary of Congregation Jeshuat Israel and the 350th anniversary of The Charter of 1663, will present a program by the Aurea Ensemble of Providence on Sunday, Aug. 25 at 5 p.m. “New and Dangerous Opinions of Roger Williams” blends the writings of Roger Williams and Native American poetry with music of Handel, Orlando di Lasso, Chris Turner, and John Milton. Concert tickets are $20 and are available online at aureaensemble.org. Tickets are also available at the Loeb Visitors Center on Spring Street or by calling 401-846-2125. For more information, visit tourosynagogue.org.
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St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will hold its annual yard sale on Saturday, Aug. 24, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. The sale will feature books, games, household items, food, baked goods and white elephants. Tables are available for $15. Call 401-846-9567 for table rental information.
St Mary’s Catholic Church offers a Bible study and prayer group meeting every Wednesday morning from 10 a.m.-11 a.m. in the parish center. All are welcome.
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Big striped bass have moved off the shallows of the reefs for the deep holes of the ocean side of the island, but small school bass continue to drive sand eels up from the bottom from Butterball Reef to Brenton Point during the early morning hours. Last week, several boats worked over the reefs with small plugs, getting school stripers to five pounds on nearly every cast. Several “yo-yo” boats worked their rigs in the deeper water just east of the R2 and R4 buoys on Sunday the 11th. A group of anglers from the upper bay fish the reefs for stripers this time of year, when big bass leave the upper bay for the cooler waters on the ocean side. These anglers use the yo-yo technique to catch fish. They rig a sinker into the mouth of a fresh pogy and place a hook in the nose and sometimes in the dorsal fin of this bait. The pogy is then lowered to drift just off the bottom. The anglers twitch or jig their rod tips up and down to create a yo-yo action that makes the drifting pogy appear stunned and defenseless and an easy prey for bass. This effective technique often gets fish. Yo-yo anglers are easy to spot, as they often drift their boats together in groups of 10 to 15, cooperating to find fish. Black sea bass fishermen have complained this season about the lack of keeper-sized catches of this species. It appears that the larger, male population of sea bass has dropped off precipitously in 2013. For unknown reasons, there has been an abundance of female sea bass catches, but predominantly less than 10 inches. The usually plentiful local squid population never materialized this season. Some anglers attribute the decline to overfishing, but insights from several captains of local squid boats insist the blame should go to last October’s Hurricane Sandy. Squid mate and spawn in shallow water of bays and estuaries and attach their eggs to the bottom vegetation. The turbulence from Sandy destroyed this bottom habitat on the Atlantic seaboard, causing the present squid shortage. This seems
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Erin Gillies, Pete Peterson, and Caitie Gillies caught these blues, sea bass, and one striper this past week while fishing wrecks off Brenton Reef. to be the most plausible theory for the decline in squid catches, although it could take years for marine biologists to ultimately determine the cause. Divers are reporting many blackfish at the reefs and that’s good news for anglers. Years of conservation measures imposed by the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (D.E.M.) seem to be paying off. My first mate, Brendan O’Neill, a former marine biologist who enjoys
Blackfish, also known as Tatoug have a murky black/brown color with white blotches and thick, heavy lips. Larger fish of this species have a white underside to their chin area. They weigh, on average, between 2 and 8 lbs, though some on record have weighed as much as 30 lbs. They have strong, powerful teeth toward the back of their mouths that they use to chew on their favorite foods, which include lobsters, mussels, shrimp, and clams. Due to this diet, it’s advisable to use small crabs or cut up strips of clams as bait.
free diving near Gooseberry Beach and Ledge Road, said he observed large schools of blackfish feeding on mussels and crabs near the bottom. Many of the fish he spotted were big “white chins” (males) to ten pounds. Blackfish, also known as Tautog, is an indigenous species that primarily feeds on mussels, crabs, and lobsters. When cooked, its flesh is light white in color, like flounder, and is flavorful and sweet, making it a prized catch to locals. In the late fall, blackfish gather in large schools in local waters before migrating to wintering grounds offshore, where they survive in a semi-dormant state. They return to the bay in early spring to feed voraciously before spawning in early summer. D.E.M. regulations permit recreational anglers to take only three fish per person per day, with a boat maximum of 10 fish per day. Blackfish grow very slowly (an average of an inch per year during adulthood) and can live substantially longer than other local species. All signs bode well for a good blackfish season this year. Tight lines! Capt. Tim, of Flaherty Charters, Castle Hill, Newport, is an island native who taught high school and college-level history. He has been angling for more than 50 years, following his father, Frank Flaherty.
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On Friday, Aug. 23, at 6:30 p.m., the Earth Exploration Through Film Program will present the nature film, “Raptor Force.” This film explores the habits of hawks and falcons. Popcorn and fruit punch will be served. For more information visit: www.fws.gov/ninigret/ complex/ or on Facebook: http:// www.facebook.com/rinwrc or call 401-847-5511. Sarah Lang, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Volunteer Coordinator for the Rhode Island National Refuge
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Birds Readying for Migration By Jack Kelly As shorebird migration continues and early songbird and seabird migration begins, many species of birds can be spotted around Aquidneck Island right now. Locally nesting migratory adult birds have seen their eggs hatch and their young fledge (learn to fly), and they are now in the process of teaching their young to forage, survive predators, and prepare for fall migration. The Common Tern colony of 12 adult terns in Gooseneck Cove raised nine chicks to fledgling status this season. They now have abandoned their rookery rock in the cove. However, most of the colony is still in the area, and the
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adults are preparing their young for migration to the Atlantic coast of South America, which will begin in one to two weeks. The Osprey pair that nests at Toppa Field/Freebody Park raised two fledglings to juvenile status this season, and the feathered family can be observed fishing along nearby beaches, wetlands and ponds. The sight of these large birds of prey swooping and diving for fish is breathtaking. This is the seventh season that this adult, mated-for-life pair has nested on this site. Counting this year’s young, they have raised 16 fledglings together. In four to six weeks, the two juvenile Ospreys will embark on their
This Lesser Yellowlegs, a migratory shorebird, forages in wetlands near Third Beach. (Photos by Jack Kelly)
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A Great Egret flies into the Gooseneck Cove salt marshes. first migration to South America, where they will stay for three winters while they mature. Then they will migrate back to their region of origin to seek a mate, nest, and breed, continuing the cycle of life for their species. One of the most active local areas recently has been the Sachuest Point region. Mixed flocks of hundreds of shorebirds have been observed foraging in the wetlands adjacent to the Third Beach parking lots. Adult and juvenile members of wading bird species such as Great Blue Herons, Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets, Green Herons and Black-Crowned Night Herons have been sighted foraging in the surrounding wetlands. Raptor species including Red-tailed hawks, Harrier hawks, Cooper’s hawks, a juvenile
Peregrine Falcon and a juvenile Bald Eagle have been observed in the region in the past week. In about two weeks, one of the most spectacular sights of local migration season will occur. Thousands of Tree Swallows will stage (gather for migration) in the Sachuest Point area to gorge themselves on insects and bayberry fruit as they build up their weight for a long migration to the southern United States, Mexico and Central America. These swift, agile flyers can best be seen in the Sachuest Beach and Third Beach wetland areas as they forage for food. The swallows’ iridescent greenblue backs are visible in direct sunlight and contrast with the bright white of their throats and underparts. These flashes of brilliant
color add to the amazing sight of the large flocks as they fly about the region. This staging usually falls close to the end of August and Labor Day, with two smaller stagings occurring in early September. I first witnessed this phenomenon of nature in early September of 2008. I was walking on Third Beach Road photographing wading birds in the wetlands when thousands of Tree Swallows flew very close to me and around me, settling into the bayberry bushes not 10 feet away. The birds were so intent on foraging that my presence had little or no effect on them. To be that close to a wonder of nature was an experience I will never forget. Jack Kelly, a native Newporter, is a wildlife photographer and nature enthusiast who enjoys sharing his experiences with others.
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feeding loaves of bread to “birds” each evening, was actually training the coyotes to frequent the area. The bread was not labeled “birds only” and the coyotes were quick to take advantage. One warning to the family (backed by the ordinance and its fines) changed their practice, the coyotes left, and there were no further complaints from the area. In the fall of 2012, NBCS collared a coyote to reassess the use and traffic by coyotes in the former problem area. We found that while coyotes were consistently present in a resident pack, they avoided residential areas, spent time in dense natural scrub and forest during the day, and foraged in pastures at night. Importantly, we found no areas where people were placing food attractants and, probably as a result, there were no coyote complaints. When the people in the neighborhood stopped leaving out food attractants of any kind (including small pets), the coyote traffic was reduced and the disturbances ended. See for yourself - check out the movements of “Astro” and video of his pack at the NBCS website: www.theconservationagency.org/ coyote.htm. Clearly, coyotes in Newport are being trained by people feeding them to be unafraid and therefore dangerous. While aggressive coyotes have to be lethally removed, we can only fix the larger problem for the long run by science-based, effective actions. Educating people about how to live safely with coyotes is key. When we do that, we’re training the coyotes to stay away from the easy pickings in human territories, and we’ll be maintaining a coyote population that can sustain itself on its natural, wild prey. That’s how Middletown deals with coyote problems, and that’s how Newport can do it too. Numi Mitchell, Ph.D. Lead Scientist, Narragansett Bay Coyote Study (NBCS)
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Race Results from the Jamestown Yacht Club The eighth race of the Jamestown Yacht Club Summer Series was held on Aug. 13. The following are the results for the race:
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Keeping the Gilded Age Era Alive By Marion Laffey-Fox and Brian Stinson A hundred years ago, on Aug. 15, 1913, Newport was abuzz in anticipation of the unveiling of the spectacular Blue Garden at “Beacon Hill House,” the home of Commodore and Mrs. Arthur Curtiss James. This week, the city revels in the knowledge that the famous garden, designed by Frederick Olmsted Jr., will be magnificently restored by its new owner, Mrs. Samuel Hamilton. With a nod to the past and a responsible look to the future, Mrs. Hamilton has employed a team of experts to assist with the myriad of tasks associated with the recreation. Arleyn Levee, a Belmont, Mass. landscape historian who specializes in the work of the Olmsted firm, has nearly completed an exhaustive study of the Blue Garden. She emphasizes its importance and says: “It represents a unique display of design and horticultural excellence. It is almost a secret garden in which you found a path to it, then entered a landscape that was treated like a windswept moor that had rocky outcroppings on it. It was totally different from any of the ostentatious French gardens of Newport. The Jameses were incredibly interested in horticulture and it had horticultural exuberance.” Levee adds: “Knowing that the Olmsted firm did 32 installations in
The historic image above shows the luxurious Blue Garden in its early days. Newport, it is fantastic to have this garden reconstructed around its 100th anniversary. Mrs. Hamilton is passionate about gardens and Newport, and it is a wonderful fit for her.” Sarah Vance, ASLA, a senior associate at Reed Hilderbrand, a Watertown, Mass. landscape design firm, is also deeply involved in the project and is equally enthusias-
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James, who directed the invitees to a small stadium which had been erected on the east side. From this vantage point, the other side of the garden could be seen with Corinthian columns and an Italian well, indicative of the Renaissance period. The lily pond was tiled in blue and the trees and plants were illuminated with multi-colored electric lights. Mrs. James, who was addressed as “Lady Sapphira,” wore a brilliant sapphire blue gown and was bejeweled in sapphires, diamonds, and amethysts. She changed into an Italian costume of old blue and
mauve brocade for the dedication and a blue and silver-green gown for the entertainment portion, which included supper and dancing. Original and novel in scope, “The Masque of the Blue Garden” was presented by pageant master Joseph Linden Smith. Guests seated in a blue-canvas-covered stand observed a 16th century Italian-style drama that featured lively scenes enacted by 54 professional dancers, singers, and musicians brought from New York. They were supported by the crew of James’ yacht Aloha and other amateurs who rounded out the group. The dedication lasted 45 minutes, and then out of the blue, a trumpeter appeared and led the guests in procession through the long blue canopy into Beacon Hill House for supper. The night went without incident and the town was still buzzing about the production weeks later. Contrary to the belief that the Frederick Olmsted Jr. garden consisted of only blue flowers, the Blue Garden was replanted by a team of 40 gardeners each summer with blue and white flowers to maintain its splendid color. Both the garden and a rose garden, filled with 5,000 roses, were open to the public every Fourth of July until 1940, a year before the Commodore and Mrs. James died. One year ago, it was announced that Mrs. Hamilton would re-create the famous Blue Garden on the Beacon Hill property. We look forward to the unveiling.
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Universal USB Car/Home Charger
DJ Style Headphones
Comp. $30 or more!
20”x5’.................$9.99 3’3”x4’7”.....$14.99 5'x7’..................$34.99
Sierra II Gazebo 10’x10’
Pagoda Gazebo 13’x13’
1 Step Folding Stepstool Comp. $24
Our Reg. $15
100 Pack Vinyl Gloves Assorted sizes
Latex-ite® Driveway Sealers Airport Grade
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And 1® Adult SizeBackpacks
68” Std Vinyl Comp. $12....................... $6
Flannel Lined - Green
53”...............Comp. $20........................... 10 59”...............Comp. $20...........................$10 68”...............Comp. $20...........................$10 80”...............Comp. $25...........................$14 $
Deluxe Flannel Lined - Black
59”...............Comp. $40...........................$18 68”...............Comp. $40...........................$20
59”...............Comp. $50...........................$20 68”...............Comp. $50...........................$22
WE RARELY LIMIT QUANTITIES!
With CD port & computer sleeve. Padded straps. Comp. $25 - $30
And 1 Beverly Hills Polo Club® Arizona Blue™ Slam™ Youth Backpacks & Slings ®
Comp. $16 - $26
Multi-Pack Artist Stretched Canvas
Our Reg $15
ArizonaBlue Kids Backpacks & Messengers ®
10-pack 7-pack 5-pack 3-pack
Patriots Pop Up Gazebo 10’x10’ Sets up in minutes Water resistant polyester canopy Includes wheeled carry bag
For boys & girls. Comp.$12 - $15
10’x10’ Commercial Canopy Kit
Inclues 3 walls, 1 wall with middle zipper & front pouch for signage
Stearns & Coleman®
Sport & Inflatable Life Vests
Premium acid free, acrylic primed, medium texture cotton duck canvas, back stapled.
8”x10" 11”x14" 16”x20" 18”x24"
120ML Acrylic Artist Paint
12’ Vector Sit In Fishing Kayak
Tandem Kayak 4 Piece Kit • 1 Kayak • 2 Paddles Nexus®
LOOK FOR MANAGER’S UNADVERTISED SPECIALS IN ALL OUR STORES EVERY WEEK!
• 2 Seat Cushions • 1 Foam Carrier
We now accept Cash Benefit EBT Cards & All Major Credit Cards
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The Aug. 15 edition of Newport This Week