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Vol. 41, No. 30


Council Mulls Future of Center


By Tom Shevlin



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Music to One's Ears English violinist Tasmin Little performed on Sunday, July 21 at The Breakers as part of the ongoing Newport Music Festival. The 18-day festival, which fills some of Newport’s most beautiful mansions and other historic spaces with classical music every summer, is marking its 45th season this year with a 62-concert schedule that concludes this weekend with nine concerts, including opera at The Elms, Gershwin piano works at the Newport Art Museum, “The Four Seasons” at The Breakers, “Morning Mozart” at The Elms, Tangofest at the Art Museum, and a “Tribute to Dave Brubeck” at The Breakers. This year, 90 musical artists from 18 countries performed at the music festival, which is managed by Mark Malkovich IV, carrying on the tradition of excellence set by his late father, Mark Malkovich III. For information and tickets, visit (Photo by Louis Walker)

It's been just over a year since Newport Mayor Henry F. Winthrop made known his desire to relocate the Harp Donnelly Gateway Center, saying that the property was underutilized. At the time, councilors seemed to agree. However, lacking a concrete proposal, the issue lapsed. According to Winthrop, the existing Gateway Center occupies a prime parcel of downtown real estate that is better suited for a hotel or mixed-use development than for a parking lot and bus depot. With the state currently exploring a $50 million plan to reconfigure the Pell Bridge interchange, Winthrop sees now as the time to begin a serious conversation about the facility's future. "I am solidly behind looking at the redevelopment of the property," Winthrop said in an interview on Monday. However, anyone hop-

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Saving a Church and La Farge’s Art By Anita Rafael What happens when a church’s congregation shrinks so much that its fifteen or so remaining members can no longer afford to maintain the big, beautiful building? What if that building is so superbly decorated that it has been designated a National Historic Landmark? What happens – that is, what hopefully happens –is that the congregation and a few other dedicated individuals take it upon themselves to figure out a way to keep and restore the building, even if it means looking for creative ways to use the church to generate income when it’s not being used for worship. The people incorporate as a nonprofit, look for supporters and donors, write grants, get experts to commit to their project, set up scaffolding, and begin a quest for ideas that, no matter how radical, will keep the site intact far into the future. All of this is happening right now in Newport. The only way to understand the full scope of what is going on this summer at the La Farge Restoration Fund and the Newport Congregational Church on the corner of Pelham and Spring streets is to make a point of stopping in for a look around. Parishioner Andy Long has assumed the role of tour guide, in addition to his regular duties as site manager and overall “guy-who-ismaking-sure-everything-will-get-

done” – even if he has to pick up a hammer and do it himself. A former teacher, Long is affable, articulate, and about 6’5” of witty enthusiasm for the preservation of the church that many locals call “the La Farge church.” Visitors get two, maybe even three, different interwoven tours. First, Long gives a brief timeline: how and when the congregation gathered in a wooden building that once stood on this site and that had “somewhat [of ] the lines of a Grecian temple, with a row of pillars in front;” how the existing sandstone church was built in 1857 with a plain, stucco interior and seats for 1,000; and how the church was redecorated in 1880 with fantastic murals and dazzling stained and opalescent glass by the American artist John La Farge, who was living in Newport at that time. Long describes how the church congregation became prosperous, how it slowly slid to near extinction, and how the building was sold, resold, all but lost – and then saved. Next, he shows visitors some of the damage done to the church by people who, in recent years, staged a variety of events and exhibitions inside the sanctuary. He winces as his fingers probe the ragged wounds in the exquisite geometric murals that La Farge painted above the altar. Someone pounded big nails deep into the plaster, and someone else later tore them out. He details de-

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A pipe organ dominates the rear wall of the Newport Congregational Church. Above, the intricate patterns and rich colors of the artist John La Farge’s ceiling panels have been compared to those in antique Persian carpets.

As if Oriental Carpets Had Been Painted on the Walls… The stone Congregational Church was built in the Lombard Romanesque style in 1857 by architect Joseph C. Wells of New York. Inside, a series of geometric and patterned murals, along with opalescent and stained glass windows, constitute the only comprehensive interior designed and executed by the artist John La Farge, who was pre-eminent in the American Decorative Arts Movement. His work in the church represents an important advance in decorative concepts for religious buildings in this country. La Farge boldly created his own colorful combination of Byzantine, Islamic, Turkish and other similar patterns. The effect is as if the intricate motifs of antique Persian and Oriental carpets had been painted on the walls and ceilings and crafted in glass for the 20 paired windows. La Farge’s work at the church was considered somewhat exotic at the time, but it was considered to be an aesthetic masterpiece, as it still is today. Free Local News Matters

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AROUND TOWN Swimming the Bay Last Saturday, 16 year-old Meg Flanagan of Middletown, a Prout junior and swim team member, was the top finisher at the 7-mile Save the Bay Swim. Her time of 38 minutes and 48 seconds was the fastest in a field of over 400 swimmers. She swam as part of Team Seaweed and raised $500 for Save the Bay. Flanagan, who is a lifeguard at Middletown's Second Beach, also swims for the Newport Boys and Girls Club where she was named "Youth of the Year.” At right is Meg with her father.

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Marriott Award The Residence Inn by Marriott located on West Main Road in Middletown was recently awarded "Platinum" status by Marriott International. The hotel is managed by Jeffrey Miller and owned by Robert "Rocky" Kempenaar and James Karam.

Jiří Bárta performed at the Touro Synagogue on July 21 as part of the ongoing Newport Music Festival. He will play his cello again on Friday at 9 p.m. as part of the ensemble performing “The Four Seasons” at The Breakers; on Saturday at “Tangofest” at the Art Museum; and again on Sunday for “French Pride” at The Elms, and “Fanny & Felix,” at the Art Museum. (Photo by Louis Walker)

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GATEWAY CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 ing to see the project move from concept to concrete any time soon, might be disappointed. The idea of redeveloping the Gateway Center has been floating around City Hall for at least the last decade. "This is a project that I first became interested in after speaking with former Mayor Richard Sardella," Winthrop said. Added Second Ward Councilor Justin S. McLaughlin, "The idea that we would be looking at the redevelopment of the Gateway Center has been out there for more than the last year… It's never come to the council." That changed earlier this week as freshman councilor Michael T. Farley asked that the council direct city staff to provide a report on options within 90 days. Winthrop was hesitant to set any firm deadlines for city staff, but said that perhaps the time has come for the city to take a more formal approach to the property's redevelopment. The Gateway Center opened in the summer of 1988 to glowing reviews. It was a time when Newport was becoming a full-fledged tourist destination, attracting daytrippers and convention business. Today, the nine-acre property serves as a visitor's center for tourists; as a transportation hub for public transit lines and private motor coaches; as a vital parking facility for downtown; and as the administrative home for the Discover Newport tourism bureau, which is responsible for the building's upkeep. "I give a whole lot of credit to

the people who came before me who assembled this campus," says Evan Smith, president of Discover Newport. But even Smith, whose organization leases the property from the city, acknowledges that it may be time to chart a different course. It begins with the aesthetics. "There was a critical point in time when [city leaders] sat back and said 'Here's the design for the new visitor's center.' And at that time, people embraced it and everyone felt good about it and moved forward," Smith says. But today, the reception is less kind. This past June marked the 25th anniversary of the building's opening, and according to Smith, the architectural style is out of date. "No one has ever come up to me and said, 'Wow, that's a beautiful building," Smith said. "It looks abstract compared to the rest of the city." The building is owned by the City of Newport, with Discover Newport and the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority its two main tenants. “As a tenant in a building that's owned by the city, we recognize that the city could choose to go another direction," says Smith, who recently signed a five-year lease on the building with the city. Discover Newport pays $40,000 annually to Newport in payments in lieu of taxes and also assumes all maintenance and operational costs associated with the building. Last year, that number translated to roughly $330,000 – a substantial sum even for one of the state's most successful industry groups. "That's one of the reasons that if

the city decided it wanted to build a hotel here, or do something else here, we wouldn't be in much of a position to oppose it," said Smith. Smith notes that usually, tourist facilities like the Gateway Center are separate from corporate offices. "We could move our administrative offices pretty much anywhere on Aquidneck Island," Smith says. In the meantime, Discover Newport is continuing to make improvements to the property. Last year, the organization spent roughly $100,000 on interior renovations to the main visitor's level, and other projects are also in the works. "We would like to paint the roof, remove some of the steel and tenting, and soften its appearance through landscaping," says Smith, "While we're here, we want to operate the best visitor's center we can." Councilor Farley says his resolution is intended as a starting point and that he hopes the city will take a more proactive approach to find the property’s "highest and best use." Says Winthrop, "As of right now, the highest and best use is not a parking lot." Even as a parking lot, however, Gateway brings in roughly $400,000 each year in parking fees. In addition, with 40 bus departures to Providence each day and five to Boston, the transit center is vital, says Smith. "Whatever happens here, RIPTA has to be a part of it." Smith added that whatever its visual shortcomings may be, "This is a good space." How to make it even better is a challenge that the city will likely be grappling with for years to come.

Noise Factors in Two Zoning Votes By Tom Shevlin

For the second time in six months, one of Lower Thames Street's most popular restaurants has been denied an application to expand their operations into an al fresco dining space. In a 2-3 decision, the city's Zoning Board of Review denied a request by the owners of Asterisk Restaurant, located at 599 Thames St., to convert a 196-square foot area of currently unused outdoor space into an outdoor kitchen. The vote follows a similarly narrow vote in January over a separate request to operate a 422-squarefoot patio. As in previous applications, the debate on Monday centered around balancing the interests of small businesses with those of neighbors. According to an application on file with City Hall, owners John and Tracy Bach-Sorensen had hoped to use the space to offer patrons a seasonal service area replete with new landscaping and sound-buffering vegetation. It's the third time that the couple has been denied an outdoor seating variance on the property, which they converted from a service station more than 15 years ago. In 2009, a more expansive proposal to increase their outdoor ser-

vice area by over 900-square-feet also was denied. During a roughly two-hour hearing, attorney Gregory Fater sought to convince board members that his clients were committed to ensuring that noise be kept to a minimum and that the application represented a good faith compromise with neighbors. In business for more than 17 years, Asterisk occupies a sensitive site in the city's downtown, where the nightlife of Lower Thames Street begins to spill into the residential Fifth Ward. Unlike other nearby restaurants which fall under the guidelines of the General or Waterfront Business zones, Asterisk is governed by the rules of the city's Limited Business Zone where the interests of residents typically carry more weight. Noise was also the dominant theme of opposition to a proposal by James Ruggieri to open a pretzel shop on Lower Thames Street. Ruggieri, a restaurant industry veteran who grew up in Cranston, had asked for Zoning Board permission to convert a current retail space at 337 Thames Street into a fast food restaurant in time for next summer. Included in the request was a request to remain open until 2 a.m. – standard for restaurants across town. Fearing an influx of late-night

revelers, neighbor Steve Cundy asked the board to limit the hours of Ruggieri's proposed Newport Pretzel Shop so that it closes prior to 12 a.m. Cundy, who owns the abutting Tropical Gangsters and lives in the building's upper levels, said that adding another fast food option to the area would "exacerbate an already bad situation." Citing problems with noise, trash, and late-night fights stemming from the large crowds waiting for pizza after the bars let out, Cundy said that while he didn't have any objection to the pretzel shop's operations during the day, he was concerned that it could fuel more rowdy behavior at night. "Things have not gotten any better over the last five years," Cundy said, adding "In fact, I think they're getting worse." In business on Lower Thames Street since 1983, Cundy has been provided with a front row seat to 30 years of ups and downs for the street. Ruggieri said that he would like to maintain the option of staying open until 1 or 2 a.m., it was not central to his business plan, which is based on estimates that his daily visitor count will average around 300 patrons, of which 7 or 8 percent would come during the hours between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m.

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Marriage Equality Celebration Newport OUT, Channing Memorial Church, and Hotel Viking are inviting the public to celebrate a historic day in Rhode Island History. After becoming the tenth state to recognize same-sex marriage on May 2 of this year, the first official same-sex marriages will begin taking place statewide on Thursday, Aug. 1. “This date really marks a celebration of equality for all people,” says Lionel Pires, owner of NewportOUT. com, Newport’s definitive online resource for gay travel and tourism. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Newport OUT is teaming up with Channing Memorial Church (135 Pelham St.) for an informal welcoming ceremony on Aug. 1 at 6:30 p.m. Channing, a Unitarian Universalist church, was the only house of worship on Aquidneck Island that openly supported the marriage equality movement earlier this year. Following the event at Channing, the public is invited to make their way to Top of Newport at Hotel Viking (1 Bellevue Ave.) from 8 - 9:30 p.m. for light food and a cash bar to continue the celebration. The City By the Sea is already one of the country’s premiere wedding destinations - and with full marriage equality only days away Newport will also join the ranks as one of the top wedding locations in the world for the GLBT community.

Christmas in Newport City Hall Closures Believe it or not, Christmas in Newport is already putting together its month-long schedule of holiday activities. Organizations wishing to participate in the December festivities should submit a request for an application to info@ or mail to: Christmas in Newport, P.O. Box 716, Newport. In keeping with the true spirit of the season, any event listed in the annual program must be free of charge or must benefit a non-profit institution or charity. The December 2013 schedule of events will be live next month on the website, visited by thousands each year. Hits on the website traditionally increase right after Labor Day, so get your events listed early. Newport’s other “most wonderful time of the year” will be here before you know it.

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The following offices in Newport City Hall will be closed on Friday, July 26, for employee training: Land Evidence Office, Tax Assessor’s Office, and the Tax Collector’s Office.

History Workshop The latest in a series of workshops offered by the Newport Historical Society on conducting historical research will take place on Monday, Aug. 5 at the organization’s headquarters, 82 Touro St., at 1 p.m. Learn how to utilize available resources to investigate the history of your house, family, neighborhood or any period from Newport’s history with the Historical Society’s expert staff. The workshop will introduce the NHS collections and identify research strategies. The program is free to members and costs $10 for non-members. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Call 401-846-0813.

Every year, the Rotary Club of Newport participates in ESSEX: the Eastern States Student Exchange program, when more than 8,000 teens will travel the world, immersing themselves in different cultures while boarding with host families. While several local students leave the country on the adventure of a lifetime, there are foreign students who also come to Newport and attend local schools. What’s especially needed at that time are host families who can provide room and board to the exchange students. If interested in becoming a future host family, or for more information about the Essex Youth Exchange program, contact Donna Maytum, the Newport area co-coordinator at

People and dog-friendly dogs over 8-weeks-old are welcome Saturday, Aug. 10 to the Potter League for Animals’ Dog Day of Summer. 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon Frisbee and dog sand digging contests and an agility “try-it” course are among the activities offered from 10 a.m. noon. There will be door prizes and other goodies. Cost to attend is $10 per dog. Pre-registration is not required. For information, visit www. or call 401-8468276 ext. 122.

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A visitor recently brought in a metal dish and was curious about its age and value. The shallow metal dish is made of pewter and was made around 1905 in Germany at the Rheinische Bronzegeisserei at Köln-Ehrenfeld. Their production is called “Orivit” and is collectible because of its high style Art Nouveau or Secession design. The factory produced hundreds of different designs and their major export markets were Great Britain, America and Australia. The dish has a retail value of between $300 and $400. – Federico Santi, partner, Drawing Room Antiques (The Drawing Room has acquired a collection of over 5,000 antique prisms; if you need some to replace missing prisms on a lamp or chandelier, feel free to drop by the gallery. Free appraisals by appointment. Call 401-841-5060 to make an appointment.) Do you have a treasured item and want to know “what it’s worth?” Send an image, as hi-res as possible, directly to Santi at: or 152 Spring St., Newport

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Beach Idol Continues Beach Idol is in full swing. Three more weeks left to compete: Thursdays – July 25, Aug. 1 & 8. Last week’s winners were: 1st place duet by sisters Brooke and Jacquelyn Legendre, 2nd place went to Katelynn Cass who sang a song she composed. The “under 8” winner was Ally Johnson, age 6. Youth under 14 are invited to take the stage following the Family Night Concert, about 7 p.m. Idol hopefuls can register beginning at 6:30 p.m. near the Snack Bar. Hint: It’s best to be able to sing a cappella (with no music) or to bring your own CD.

The Newport Energy and Environment Commission is pleased to announce that three upcoming events in Newport are partnering with the City of Newport and the Commission in an effort to implement sustainable practices at their upcoming events. Congratulations to the Newport Folk Festival, BridgeFest and the Newport Jazz Festival for making sustainable choices for their events. By adopting specific sustainable protocols at these events, including recycling, composting, encouraging the use of bikes to reduce traffic and encouraging compostable service ware, these events will reduce the footprint they leave behind on Newport. The Folk and Jazz festivals and Bridgefests’s voluntary adoption of sustainable protocols will serve in the long run to protect our sensitive coastal community and maintain Newport as a desirable and exciting tourist destination for decades to come. The Sustainable Events Protocols were written by the RI Department of Environmental Management and the Newport Energy and Environment Commission. They can be found at programs/benviron/assist/grncert/neec.htm. All licensed events in Newport are encouraged to use these protocols. Other sustainable events this summer included The Atlantic Cup, newport FILM events and Bike Newport’s Father’s Day Ride. For more information, contact: Lauren Carson, or Kristin Littlefield, klittlefield@

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NEWS BRIEFS Newport Police Log Newport Fire Incident Run Report During the period from Monday, July 8 to Sunday, July 14, the Newport Police Department responded to 825 calls. Of those, 137 were motor vehicle related; there were 94 motor vehicle violations issued and 43 accident reports. 12 liquor establishment checks were also made and 19 private tows.

The police also responded to 26 noise complaints, 18 animal complaints, 71 home/business alarm calls, and 2 incidents of vandalism. They also transported 2 prisoners and issued 13 bicycle violations. They recorded 10 instances of assisting other police departments. In addition, 37 arrests were made for the following violations: n 5 arrests were made for larceny. n 5 arrests were made for outstanding bench warrants. n 4 arrests were made for possession of open containers of alcohol. n 4 arrests were made for disorderly conduct. n 4 arrest was made for domestic simple assault. n 4 arrest were made for underage drinking. n 2 arrests were made for driving without a license or an expired license. n 1 arrest was made for possesion of drugs with intent to manufacture or deliver. n1 arrest was made for domestic aggravated assault. n 1 arrest was made for driving with a suspended or revoked license. n 1 arrest was made for DUI. n1 arrest was made for vandalism. n1 arrest was made for pubic urination. n1 arrest was made for breaking and entering in Park Holm. n1 arrest was made for car theft. n1 arrest was made for operating a toy vehicle on the road

During the period from Monday, July 15 through Sunday, July 21 the Newport Fire Department responded to a total of 201 calls. Of those, 98 were emergency medical calls, resulting in 68 patients being transported to the hospital. Additionally, 23 patients refused aid once EMS had arrived on the scene. Fire apparatus was used for 201 responses: • Station 1 - Headquarters/Rescue 1 and 3 responded to 75 calls • Station 1 - Engine 1 and 6 responded to 54 calls • Station 2 - Old Fort Road Rescue 2 responded to 37 calls • Station 2 - Old Fort Road Engine 2 responded to 29 calls • Station 5 - Touro Street/Engine 3 and 5 responded to 51 calls Specific situations fire apparatus was used for include: 1- Structure fire 1- Cooking fire 1 - Barbeque, tar kettle 1 - Watercraft rescue 8 - Vehicle accidents 1 - Animal rescue 1 - Electrical wiring, arcing, equipment problem 4 - Lock outs 11 - Assist public calls 2 - False alarms/false calls 17 - Fire alarm sounding - no fire 28- Fire alarm malfunction - no fire 72 - Engine assist on EMS call In the category of fire prevention, the department performed 6 smoke alarm / CO inspections prior to property sales, 8 life safety / site inspections, 3 fire system plan reviews, and did 17 tent inspections / plan reviews. Fire Prevention Message: When using a charcoal grill, gasoline should never be used in place of charcoal lighter fluid. And. you should never reapply charcoal lighter fluid after the fire has started; the flames can ignite the vapors, and travel up to the can causing an explosion. When the barbeque is over, dispose of ashes only when they are completely cooled. Place them in heavy duty foil and soak with water completely before disposing in a non-combustible container. Please do not add spent coals to normal trash. —Information provided by FM Wayne Clark, ADSFM

Gulls Support Heather Abbott The Newport Gulls are partnering with Bridge to Fitness to raise funds in support of Heather Abbott, the Newport resident who was injured in the Boston Marathon bombing, by hosting “Heather Abbott Night” at Cardines Field on Tuesday, July 30. All donations and proceeds from the 50/50 raffle collected on the night of the game will go directly to the Heather Abbott Recovery Fund. Abbott, 38, has lived in Newport for over five years and works as a human resources manager at Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems in Portsmouth. She was among the more than 260 people injured after two bombs went off April 15 near the finish line of the Boston Marathon. The Newport Gulls will host their in-state rivals, the Ocean State Waves, for the final time in the regular season at Cardines Field, located in scenic downtown Newport on America’s Cup Avenue across from the Newport Visitors Center, on Tuesday, July 30. Gates open at 5 p.m. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. Tickets to the game are on sale now at the following Aquidneck Island retailers: Bridge to Fitness, Clements’ Marketplace, Helly Hansen, Edible Arrangements, Olympic Physical Therapy and Pink Pineapple in Portsmouth. If you are interested in purchasing tickets in advance of game day, please contact Lisa Cecchi of Bridge to Fitness at (401) 6190709. Tickets can be purchased at the Cardines Field ticket booth on the day of the game. General admission tickets for adults 18 and over are $4. Military and senior citizen tickets as well as children aged 13-18 are $2. Children 12 and under are $1.

Bailey T’s Hosts Free Band Concert In celebration of their fourth anniversary in business in downtown Newport, Bailey T’s will sponsor a free public concert by the Newport Community Band. The event will take place on Monday, Aug. 5 at 6:30 p.m. in front of Bailey T’s, 12 Long Wharf Mall. The public is invited to bring lawn chairs, blankets and picnic fare and enjoy patriotic marches, big band classics and popular show tunes. The concert will be held weather permitting and there is no rain date scheduled.

Amazing Race - YMCA Style The Newport County YMCA will host an Amazing Race Glow in the Dark Family Challenge on Thursday, Aug. 1. Race across the world YMCA style, answering riddles, participating in mental games and meeting physical challenges. The race is outdoors, so dress accordingly and wear bright neon colors. Bring a flashlight. Glow sticks will be provided to all participants. The fee is $15 per family, all ages included, and one adult must be present all evening. For more information contact or call 401-847-9200 x132.

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Our Summer of Music


t’s Festival season once again. Time for music; time for talent; and time for Newport to assume its rightful place in the euphonic landscape. Beginning this weekend and stretching into next, music lovers from across the country will descend on Fort Adams for George Wein’s annual celebration of folk and jazz. Wein, who was recently called “the man behind summer music festivals” by CBS News, has arguably done more for this city and its musical traditions than any other person in modern history. His contributions are legendary: a Boston-based music promoter with a love of jazz who was asked to throw a backyard show for tobacco heiress Elaine Lorillard at her summer residence on Bellevue. The show was a hit, and five years later, Wein debuted a second concert featuring a new style of music with roots in New York’s Greenwich Village. Today, the Newport Jazz and Folk Festivals remain some of the most sought-after gigs in music. Thanks to Wein’s tireless efforts, the future of these iconic festivals appears bright. So too does the path of the fledgling BridgeFest. Now in its fifth year, BridgeFest was founded with a relatively simple goal in mind: to keep the music playing between Wein’s Folk and Jazz fests. This year, the volunteer effort has outdone itself. Led by the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County and working with partners including the Newport Festivals Foundation and newportFilm, this year’s calendar of events is chock full of free and affordably priced concerts and events, all meant to celebrate Aquidneck Island’s local music scene. Meanwhile, inside some of Newport’s most elegant spaces, classical music has been filling the air as part of the Newport Music Festival’s 45th season. The chamber music series, which continues through July 28, has earned a devoted following and has a sterling reputation. Taken together, these harmonic events amount to nothing short of a month-long musical feast. We often like to refer to Newport as the sailing capital of the world. But for the next two weekends, we could stake a claim as the epicenter of the music world as well. We wonder what George Wein might have to say about that.

Construction Updates The City of Newport’s Department of Public Services announces construction updates for the week of July 22, 2013 n    National Grid work will be done on the following roads: Cotton Court (from Thames St to 100’ East) Eustis Avenue (from Memorial Blvd to Bliss Rd) Milburn Court (from Thames St to Dead End) Toppa Boulevard (from House #53 to House #27) West Extension Street (from Thames St to Building #20) Wellington Avenue (from Thames St to Halidon Ave) During construction, be advised that traffic may be delayed at times and parking will be restricted between the hours of 7 a.m. and 4 p.m. from Monday through Friday. n  Due to construction Waste Management may have delays in collection. Put trash, recycling and yard waste out as normally and leave out until it is collected. Questions or concerns on trash collection can be directed to the Clean City Program at 845-5613. n  Narragansett Improvement Co. will be working on Beacon Hill Avenue (from Brenton Rd. to Hammersmith Rd.) n  D’Ambra Construction Co, Inc. will be working on the following roads: Dexter Street (from Hillside Ave to City Limits) Dixon St (from Bellevue Avenue to Spring Street) Easton’s Beach Entrance (East Entrance) Harold Street (from Carroll Ave to Old Fort Road) Hazard Road (Y-intersection at Ocean Road) Lowndes (from Middleton Ave to Annandale Road) Morgan Street (from Harrison Avenue to Palmer Street) Norman Street (from Old Fort Road to Palmer Street) Palmer Street (from Old Fort Road to Dead End) Richmond Place (from Harold St. to the Dead end) Rose Street (from Carroll Avenue to Old Fort Road) Ruggles Avenue (from Carroll Ochre Pt. to First driveway) Stacey Street (from Palmer Street to Norman Street) Vaughn Avenue (from Morton Ave to Bateman Street) For additional information on these projects and other Public Services projects visit

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Good Coverage for Bikeway To the Editor: On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission (AIPC), I would like to express our sincere appreciation for Newport This Week’s outstanding front page piece describing the upcoming launch of our newly designed Aquidneck Island Bikeway on July 15. Your well researched and enthusiastic piece had much to do with the exceptional turnout at the launch next to Narragansett Bay at the Navy’s former Midway Pier. The 18 mile bikeway is now on its way to reality thanks to the van Beuren Charitable Foundation, who funded the required feasibility study. When that study is complete, it will move the bikeway plan to Statewide Planning and the RI Department of Transportation (RIDOT) for eventual engineering and construction. The bikeway will take two to four years to complete and will cost approximately $3.5 million. Thanks to recommendations from the partners in the AIPC’s Transportation Study, RIDOT has

already completed approximately 40% of the on-road facilities, with more to come in late 2013 and 2014. The major part of construction will be an off-road “rail with trail” 1.2 mile section from the end of Cory’s Lane to Stringham Road in Portsmouth. This is necessary to avoid West Main Road at that juncture. We are proud the bikeway is a group effort among local, state, federal and charitable agencies. It is an example of cooperation for a cause that will benefit the community for years to come. Health benefits, environmental gains, recreation, safe cycling and significant returns to the Aquidneck Island economy are among its advantages. Newport This Week provides a vehicle for informing and encouraging community support of so many projects. In this case, you provided a front and center announcement for a welcome new addition to Aquidneck Island. This is the kind of support that helps small nonprofits like the AIPC succeed. We thank the Congressional delegation, Newport’s Mayor and

the Town Council Presidents from Portsmouth and Middletown and Elizabeth Lynn from the van Beuren Charitable Foundation for their encouraging and insightful remarks at the launch. We were granted permission from Naval Station Newport to use the property thanks to the efforts of Captain Douglas Mikatarian – who would have done so regardless of the fact that he is a talented biker who travels distances that most of us on Aquidneck Island don’t even drive. Soon he’ll have a safer route. Our RI state agency partners, Assistant Chief Karen Scott of Statewide Planning and RIDOT’s Steve Church and Diane Badorak and so many others have helped us move the project forward. The community has come together to jointly create an exciting new project. That collaboration in itself is cause for celebration. Tina Dolan Executive Director, Aquidneck Island Planning Comm.

OPINION Recycling for Greener Events

To the Editor: This year Clean Water Action is celebrating our twentieth year at the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals. It’s been an amazing experience. With the help of thousands of volunteers and the support of the Newport Festivals, now run by the Newport Festivals Foundation, we’ve proven that it’s possible to make public events sustainable and “green." Events like the Folk and Jazz festivals generate huge amounts of waste. It adds up when 11,000 people converge each day for two consecutive weekends. Normally, the host cities and towns are left to pick up the tab to clean up the mess. Since 1993 Clean Water Action and our volunteers have helped the festivals, the artists, and the attendees recycle and compost much of their waste. In 2012 alone, Clean Water Action volunteers recycled six tons of material, diverting it from the Central Landfill in Johnston, RI! It’s really not that difficult to make events, large and small, sustainable. Our twenty-year partnership with the Folk and Jazz Festivals has proved that. With the help of Clean Water Action and our members, the Newport Folk and Jazz Festivals have led the way when it comes to “greening” our large events – and helped to bolster and change an industry.

Making events sustainable is creating jobs across the country. The promotion of sustainable and ethical business practices within the events and tourism industry is on the rise. According to the UN World Travel Organizations, there are 350 green certification programs training upwards of 6000 travel-related businesses. Now it’s time for all public events to step up and include recycling and composting in their waste management strategy. While it’s great to see large events like the Newport Festivals, the America’s Cup and even the 2012 Olympic Games commit to sustainability, many events still have to catch up. It’s the 5k runs, parades, block parties, beach BBQs and farmer’s markets that are being overlooked. It’s up to us to let event organizers know that it is no longer fashionable or responsible to leave a host city on the hook for clean-up. Clean Water Action empowers people to take charge of our environmental future. We are community organizers building grassroots support to solve environmental and community problems. With more than one million members nationally and 30,000 in Rhode Island, our grassroots muscle has been critical in shaping and strengthening laws such as the Clean Water Act. Now we’re fight-

ing to make all events sustainable. Resources are available through RI DEM and the Newport Energy and Environment Commission. Greening events is a winner for the hosts, sponsors and organizers. Studies have shown that 82% of music fans think that waste can have a negative impact at music festivals. Besides the unsightly factor of waste, it can also pose health risks. This is also one of the most costly expenses for festivals and should be given careful consideration in the planning process. We know that, depending on the type and size of the festival, between 15% and 40% of waste can be recycled. Everything from plastic bottles, paper, batteries, cans, cardboard, compostables like food scraps, glass, plastic film, and even cooking oil from vendors can be repurposed or recycled to avoid the need to land fill. It’s easy to set up separate recycling bins for plastic bottles and aluminum cans, compost bins for vendors and compostable dishware for festival-goers. Together we can make our events greener. Come to the festivals, listen to the music and get involved. Lauren Carson RI Clean

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LETTERS CONTINUED Thanks to All Who Helped To the Editor: Let’s hear it for the residents, businesses and their friends of Newport County! They stepped on board and volunteered, donated food and services, and financially supported the 11th Annual C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta for sailors with disabilities held at Sail Newport. Over 3,000 volunteer hours went into this year’s event. Many of the merchants on Bellevue Avenue gave of their time at a fundraising Sip and Shop evening organized by JMcLaughlin. Thank you again to our wonderful fundraising sponsors, Lila Delman Real Estate of Newport, DF Dwyer Insurance Agency, BNY Mellon, The Kimball Foundation, Independence Financial Partners, and Randall Poirier and all those who donated to our silent and live auctions. Another big thank you goes to our regatta sponsors, Fiduciary Trust International, AIG, Innovative Construction and all the businesses and individuals that donated inkind products and services.

We have the best volunteers! Thank you to the Race Committee, the judges, the dock helpers, the regatta tent helpers, our sports massage therapist, the occupational therapists, everyone who drove a support boat, the Spring Fundraising Committee, the Regatta Working Committee, and the Board and Advisory Committees. Our thanks also go to Sail Newport, Ida Lewis Yacht Club, and New York Yacht Club, our fabulous coaches, and Bosun and NESAR. Thank you also to those who travel each year from afar to volunteer. Thank you to West Marine who donated prizes and Crystal Spring water and Del’s Lemonade who kept everyone hydrated. The donated food included Panera Bread, who supplied awesome bagels. Thanks to Domino’s, Kingston Pizza, Nikolas Pizza, North End Pizza, Steve’s Pizza, and Papa Gino’s Pizza who all gave the sailors hot pizza snacks when they came off the water each day. The Newport Sweet Shop made a cake for the sailors and chocolates for the fundraiser.

Thanks also to Katrina’s for their Dark and Stormy cake as well as Melville Grille, Scampi’s, and Foodworks who all donated food to our hungry sailors. We also would like to extend our thanks to the Ferreira family and friends who along with Decastro Fruit Stand, Anthony’s Seafood, Aquidneck Landscape, the Portuguese Citizens Club and Kenko Builders organized, donated, prepared, cooked and served a New England clam boil, a highlight of the sailors’ time in Newport. Without all of this goodwill and assistance we could not serve these worthwhile sailors as well as we do. The sailors all love coming here. Many of these sailors will be sailing in the World Championships for Disabled Sailors to be held in August this year in Newport’s sister city, Kinsale, Ireland. Newport County will be cheering you all on!

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Add Your Voice for School Choice Pay It Forward To the Editor: Newport County STEAM Academy has some great news to report to the community. In the last few weeks two amazing, national-level charter school education leaders have agreed to join us as principal advisers: (1) Frank Corcoran, a Newport native, and one of the founders of the KIPP school, who works in the Bronx as a middle school principal, and (2) Laurie Warner, another daughter of Newport, who is one of the founders of the Harlem Village Academies. Both Frank and Laurie have amassed an amazing body of charter school start-up experience that they are willing to share locally. We are thrilled to have such dynamic and talented charter school leaders helping this STEM plus Arts initiative. We are now in the final hours of the Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) 60 day charter school public comment phase which closes at noon, Friday, July 26th. We invite the communi-

ty to tell RIDE that we want and need another educational option. Please help fill RIDE's inbox. Your voice counts since this is a numbers game. RIDE wants to see that NCSA has a ground-swell of support, from all stakeholders. To add your name to our e-petition that is automatically sent to RIDE, simply go to (this address is case sensitive). Please also forward the link to all of your social media friends, neighbors, and families. Signers do not have to be parents, or even Newport County residents. They just need to come from forward-leaning people who know that educational options and higher-expectations are the key to the future of our children and the health of our entire community! So, please don't delay. Go to and add your voice for school choice! Beth Cullen Trustee Newport County STEAM Academy

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Council Approves Bellevue Repairs By Tom Shevlin The city's multiyear program to repair faulty joints along Bellevue Avenue is due to resume later this fall after City Council members gave their approval on Wednesday to a $270,000 contract with Aetna Bridge Corp. The work, which was ordered as an add-on to an earlier bid also awarded to Aetna Bridge Corp., is needed to repair sections of the historic roadway that had fallen into disrepair just six years after undergoing an extensive reconstruction program. According to Public Services Director William Riccio, the contract amount should be enough to repair roughly 3,000 linear feet of pavement along the southern

end of Bellevue Avenue, which had become rutted and potholed. This is the second contract awarded to fix the crumbling street since 2012. Last year, City Council members also approved a $428,000 repair project that sought to address inadequacies with the work originally conducted between 2004 and 2007 by the same contractor. However, rather than blaming Aetna, the city now acknowledges that a flaw in the original engineering specifications was in fact to blame for the road's quick deterioration. Work is expected to begin as soon as the season allows, and minor detours are to be expected.

To the Editor: I would like to publicly express my thanks to Jason from the Atlantic Beach Club. He stopped last Friday, July 19 to change my flat tire. It's always nice to know there are still kind people out there who will take time in their busy day to stop and help someone in need. I truly hope the same is done for Jason if he is in need. Annette Desrosiers

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Thank You To the Editor: Newport Softball would like to thank our sponsors and supporters for a great 2013 season. Ancient Order of Hibernians, Aquidneck Medical Associates, Blowfish Embroidery, Don Fitzpatrick , Hallman Portables, Lakuna Design, Newport Fed, Newport This Week, RaNew Salon, Trish MacDonald, Tropical Gangsters, United Water. This just names a few. A special thank you to all our parent volunteer coaches, concession help, and field helpers, and many more. We could never operate without all of your hard work. Caryn Palmer, Tom Milburn, Moe Booth,Carol Mureddu, and Brian Russell

What it Means to Preserve To the Editor: Shame be upon the staff of our Historic Preservation Office for giving their approval to a plan from the staff of our Preservation Society which will have the effect of not preserving the grounds of the Breakers. The Gilded Age mansion of the Vanderbilts is in and of itself a visitors center as it is the object of their visit. Our visitors take delight in the natural lawn, trees, and gardens as they approach the mansion for their inside tour, and take the same delight when outside again. Let us pray that our city’s Historic District Commission is staffed by persons who clearly understand that preserving The Breakers mansion and its grounds means keeping them as they are. Timothy W. McGuinness Newport


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The Gilbert Burton VFW Post 4487 will host a Steak Fry fundraiser on Friday, July 26, 6-8 p.m. at 52 Underwood St., Middletown. The cost is $15 and includes steak, potatoes and vegetables. All proceeds will benefit local veterans’ programs. For more information, contact 401-847-0102.

Seventy-four new ensigns will be commissioned in ceremonies to be held on Friday, Aug. 2 in Kay Hall at 9 a.m. The guest speaker has not yet been announced. All hands with routine base access are welcome to attend. For more information, call 401-841-1171.

Whether you are retired, a veteran, or just thinking about leaving the service, the base Veterans’ Activities Office is available to assist you. Counselors, who are also veterans, are available to help with questions concerning military benefits, rights and privileges. They can address concerns about retired pay, survivor benefit plans and other issues, often directing clients to the proper source for redress. The office is located in bldg. 690 and is open 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. on Monday and Wednesday-Friday. Call 401-841-3030 for information.

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The President of the Naval War College, Rear Adm. Walter E. "Ted" Carter, Jr., offers welcoming remarks at the 30th Black Ships Festival opening ceremony, “A Celebration of Friendship,” at Touro Park. The ceremony provided an opportunity for official representatives and guests to honor American and Japanese history, culture and friendship. (U.S. Navy photo by MCC James E. Foehl)

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The ranks of Naval Station Newport increased a bit this week as the Naval Academy Prep School welcomed 265 midshipmen candidates. The young men and women have come from across the country for a year of rigorous academic and military instruction to prepare them for the U.S. Naval Academy. When you see the candidates out in town next month, be sure to welcome them to Newport. NAPS is seeking area volunteers to serve as sponsors for the midshipmen candidates for the academic year. Host families offer students a respite from the demands of their military and academic responsibilities. For more information on the sponsor program, contact Command Senior Chief Beth Nilson at 401-841-1427 or nilson@

Naval aviator Rear Admiral Townsend “Tim” G. Alexander, son of retired Navy Capt. Richard and Hope Alexander of Newport, concluded his 33-year career of dedicated naval service in a change of command and retirement ceremony earlier this month in Norfolk, Va. During his tour at Navy Region Mid Atlantic, Alexander coordinated regional recovery efforts following the F/A-18D plane mishap in Virginia Beach, Va.; oversaw crisis response efforts following Hurricanes Irene and Sandy throughout the Region; and championed energy programs, transforming the conservation culture across the entire Mid-Atlantic Region. His leadership and professionalism enabled Navy Region Mid-Atlantic to surpass every milestone.

The Fleet and Family Support Center will offer a New Spouse Orientation Program on Tuesday, August 6, 9:30-11:30 a.m. in bldg. 1260. The class is designed for spouses new to the military lifestyle and those who have never lived near a military facility before. Call 401-841-2283 to register.

NOSC Board Meeting The Newport Officers’ Spouses’ Club Board will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 7 at the Seaview Lanes, MWR Bowling Center, 6-8 p.m. The meeting is open to the general membership. Members wishing to address the board are invited to contact the president to be placed on the agenda at

Summer Sounds The Officers’ Club summer concert series continues with live music and seafood on Fish FryDays though August. On July 26, Emma Joy Galvin plays country tunes and the Navy Band Northeast’s contemporary RI Sound takes to the deck on Aug 2. All hands with base access are invited to celebrate summer with music and seafood on the deck each Friday, 5:30-8:30 p.m.


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NOSC Annual Welcome Social The Newport Officers’ Spouses’ Club (NOSC) will host its annual Welcome Social on Tuesday, August 20, 7 - 9 p.m. at the Officers' Club on Naval Station Newport. The club’s largest gathering of the year offers opportunities to meet new people and become involved in the local area. Information on the base, services, local businesses, organizations, and area recreational activities will be available. Prizes, gift bags and refreshments will be provided. NOSC membership is open to spouses of active duty, reserve, retired, or deceased military personnel of all U.S. Armed Services, the National Guard, the Coast Guard; as well as spouses of Foreign Student Officers and civilian spouses GS-7 and above in the Newport area. Visit newportosc. org for more information or email

Chief Hospital Corpsman Erick Mancia is congratulated by Sandra Powell, director of Dept. of Human Services for Veterans, after being commended by Governor Lincoln Chafee. Mancia was one of seven members of Naval Health Clinic New England recognized at the State House last week for their efforts in honoring an airman lost during World War II. The sailors rendered "Old Glory," paying tribute to 2nd Lt. Robert Thorpe who was shot down over New Guinea in 1944, in a ceremony at the RI Veterans Memorial Cemetery in front of 1000 people. Also cited were: HM1 Xavier Perezmendez, PS2 Luis Lopezmachado, HM3 Renaldo Hill, HN Kerrye Barrett, HN Joseph Lacarbonara and LSSN Cody Shelton.

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3D Printing Will Change the Way We Look at the World By Esther Trneny More than 20 tech enthusiasts gathered at the International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) last Wednesday to attend one of the free workshops on a groundbreaking computerized 3D printing process. Anna Kaziunas France, co-author of “Getting Started with MakerBot” as well as other publications on 3D printing, led a fun and informative presentation on what the new technology means to both artists and technologists such as those at IYRS. She discussed subjects as varied as jewelry creation, industrial applications, and medical uses for 3D printers, which can print on almost any material, including plastic, nylon, metal, and ceramic. France joked that she likes to think of 3D printing as a “gateway drug” to get people started in creating. Dave Bedard traveled from Providence to attend the presentation, and said he was excited at the opportunities, both financial and creative, that the new technology would provide, particularly within Rhode Island. Bedard said he hoped 3D printing would allow students at Rhode Island School of Design to design jewelry more effectively, for example. “3D printers allow the prototype to be made inexpensively,” said Bedard. “It really comes down to cost, and this allows the innovation and design to stay in one place.” The workshops are a collaboration between FabNewport and IYRS. According to Steve Heath, FabNewport founder and Community Learning Specialist at the Met School, the goal is to bring together people and businesses within the community to foster innovation in science, art, education, and entrepreneurship. FabNewport has one 3D printer and has run workshops in conjunction with the Met School for students and adults since last winter. IYRS has several 3D printers in its




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Middletown School Board member Liana Fenton, who runs the high school robotics program, examines a 3D printed item that was crafted entirely in one piece.

Newport and Bristol schools where they are used for prototyping. The grassroots development of Fab labs (fabrication laboratories) began in 2001 at MIT. As of this year, there are more than 125 Fab labs in 34 countries. Of the three dozen in the U.S., the Providence lab, AS220, is the nearest to us. A monthly meeting for 3D enthusiasts is held at AS220. “I’m always looking for opportunities to create hands-on learning,” said Heath, explaining that he seeks out any chance to build partnerships with industry. Before becoming involved in the 3D printing venture, Heath was the force behind the development of a

bicycle program that taught kids to repair bikes and encouraged them to use bikes for fitness. That program has been absorbed by the advocacy group Bike Newport. As part of FabNewport’s founding in December of last year, Heath was able to use grant funds to purchase a 3D printer and supplies that will stay with the organization when they take over 2,000 square feet of the Florence Gray Center in Newport after the Met School moves into a new building. “We like it at Florence Gray because it’s the intersection of the education centers in Newport. We want people from all walks of life to have access to opportunities they don’t currently have,” said Heath. Anyone interested in attending the remaining talks in the series is welcome. The sessions are scheduled to be held at IYRS, 449 Thames St., Newport, on Aug. 7 and 14 from 7-10 p.m. The workshops include 30-minute talks by industry experts followed by plenty of time to tinker and ask questions. A 3D printer creates a bracelet, layer upon layer. Hobbyists and small business owners are welcome to attend the next free 3D FabNewport workshop on Aug. 7 at IYRS on Thames Street. (Photos by Esther Trneny)



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FROM THE GARDEN Be Cool, Turn up the Heat with Spices By Cynthia Gibson First the rains came, then a miserable heat wave, now a bit of cooler air and summer thunderstorms. We need to cool off. There are a few great vegetables to help you do just that, and the first one that comes to mind is the very cool cucumber. Cucumbers, which are native to India, are one of the more refreshing vegetables you can grow. After chilling in your refrigerator, they can be easily peeled, seeded, chopped, and eaten raw. Every refreshing bite is a treat that is also good for you, because foods like cucumbers and watermelon are filled with water so they are great for hydration in hot weather. (Ice cream, on the other hand, contains fat that takes energy to digest.) You will probably think this next tip on keeping cool is a bit strange: Make a hot, spicy vegetable curry. The hot spices and chili peppers, when mixed with cucumbers and other vegetables of your choice in a hot, spicy, vegetable curry, will actually have the effect of keeping you cool. That’s because the hot spices make you perspire, cooling your body. Raita, made from cucumbers and yogurt, is an East Indian accompaniment to curry. You can add red pepper flakes if you desire. Raita is a very cooling side dish. A hot summer day is perfect for serving up a chilled cucumber gazpacho, topped with cooked shrimp and herbs. This soup is simple to make. Served in a lovely goblet, it is very attractive. Also below is a recipe for Spicy Cucumber Curry. The recipe is from another hot country: Sri Lanka, once known as Ceylon. Cynthia Gibson is a gardener, food writer and painter. She gardens and tends her miniature orchard in Newport.

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One medium to large cucumber One large tomato 2 tbsp. finely chopped onion 2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh cilantro 1 ½ cups sour cream ½ cup plain yogurt Red pepper flakes (optional) Salt and pepper to taste (Another option is to use all yogurt, and omit the sour cream.) Peel the cucumber, cut in half the long way, and discard the seeds. Chop it finely. Seed the tomato and chop it finely as well. Combine the cucumber, tomato, onion, cilantro, sour cream and yogurt in a bowl and mix thoroughly. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover with plastic wrap and chill in refrigerator for at least 45 minutes. Before serving, mix once again and transfer into a decorative bowl. Serve as a condiment with Sri Lankan Spicy Cucumber Curry. (Recipe follows.)

Sri Lankan Spicy Cucumber Curry Serves 4

1 large cucumber, peeled, seeded, and coarsely chopped 1 onion, coarsely chopped 1/2 tsp. red pepper flakes (this recipe will be spicy) 2 tbsp. finely chopped fresh Thai basil 1 tsp. chili powder 1/4 tsp. turmeric 1 tsp. fenugreek seeds 1 tsp. mustard seeds Cinnamon stick Salt to taste

In a large frying pan, place the olive oil and let warm, not burn, over medium heat. Add the mustard seeds and watch them carefully. Once they have stopped popping, add the onion, chili powder, and cook until the onion is tender, about two to three minutes. You want the onion to have some body and not be cooked to transparency. Add all of the other spices to the mixture and simmer covered over low heat for ten minutes or until the fragrance becomes intoxicating. Finally, add the cucumber and cook it for another five minutes and it is tender and thoroughly hot. Then add the coconut milk, salt to taste and serve immediately.

Cucumber Gazpacho with Shrimp Serves 4

For the soup: 2 large cucumbers 2 scallions finely chopped, white and green parts 1 tbsp. pureed fresh ginger 1 clove garlic, minced 3 tbsp. olive oil 1/4 cup plain yogurt 1 tsp. salt ½ tsp. pepper 1/2 cup chicken stock (more if you like a thinner soup) 3 dashes of Tabasco or hot sauce Shrimp Garnish: 1/4 cup finely chopped fresh curly parsley 1/4 cup finely chopped mint 1/4 tsp. salt 10 medium-size coarsely chopped pre-cooked shrimp Place in a food processer the coarsely chopped cucumber, scallions, ginger, garlic, olive oil, and yogurt. Using the pulse button, pulse until the mixture is smooth, for about a minute or two. Transfer the mixture to a large bowl and add the salt, pepper, chicken stock, and hot sauce. Cover and place in the refrigerator for at least three hours. This soup can be made a day in advance. In a separate bowl, place the chopped herbs, salt, and cooked shrimp. Cover this bowl and place in the refrigerator as well. Before serving the soup, place one generous dollop of the shrimp and herb mixture as a garnish on top of the soup, and serve immediately.

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LA FARGE CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 cades of neglect, the constant lack of money for repairs, and the storms that took down the church’s two proud spires. Visitors hear his lament as he tells how four pairs of La Farge’s brilliant windows were removed from their sills and have since sat piled up in a far balcony pew. Then comes the uplifting part as Long explains how the La Farge Restoration Fund was begun in 1995 to preserve the murals and glasswork, how the nonprofit group was revitalized recently with new grants and gifts, as well as new members, and what the organization’s goals are for the building it now fully owns. Finally, he asks his visitors, “So if this is just a nice building that is unable to thrive as a church anymore, then what is it? You’ve got pews, wide balconies, an altar, stained glass windows, important artwork on the walls, really high ceilings. What else could it be instead?” To answer those questions, he shows his visitors a series of architectural designs for the church which will be on display there through September. The exhibits were created earlier this year by students from the Rhode Island School of Design’s (RISD) Adaptive Re-Use Studio, which is the culmination of the post-professional Master of Arts degree in Interior Architecture, and were made possible with the support of the van Beuren Charitable Foundation. The RISD students were given the seemingly impossible assignment last semester to conceive of, draw the plans for, and make renderings and scale models of anything that the church build-

RISD students assemble a model of the church to plan their adaptive re-use of the historic building. ing could be used for, while still maintaining its historic integrity and availability for use as a place of worship for the members of the congregation. They worked under the tutelage of Liliane Wong, a RISD professor and head of interior architecture. As Long walks through the show, which is set up right in the

aisles and on top of the pews in the church, his voice rises in excitement. Here he can see the future, and he likes it. The students’ ideas range from using the elaborately decorated space as an enormous stage for a theatrical-style bridal showroom, to using the space for setting up removable mini-pods to incubate start-up companies,

to something more sporty, such as building an indoor, high-tech ice skating rink on an elevated platform. At the far end of creativity, one student suggests building pools inside the church. Neither a water park nor a spa, the floor plans and scale model depict the installation of deep water tanks in tiers above the pews – giant tubs in which people would contemplatively bob about. Bathers would be like pilgrims drawn together at the river Ganges, only they would be indoors. The idea is so wild, it’s wonderful. Of the nine vastly different ideas proposed for the church by the students, the the one that Long admits he likes most is the soaking pools. He wants the building to draw the greatest possible number of people, but in careful, quiet ways that would not adversely affect the historic and cultural significance of the site. By his reckoning, the more people who use the site, the more likely it is to become a successful attraction among the residents of Aquidneck Island, as well as for the millions of tourists who visit Newport. And, of course, steady revenues from such an attraction would sustain the La Farge Restoration Fund for a long time to come. Perhaps the congregation would even begin to thrive again, he muses, although he quickly adds, “There isn’t much of a demand these days for mainline Protestants.” The La Farge Restoration Fund needs to raise several million dollars, and according to its president Paul Miller, national sources will need to be tapped to achieve that goal. This summer’s extensive

roofing work and other Phase One tasks were made possible by grants from the Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust and the van Beuren Charitable Foundation. “A final phase may address cosmetic issues, such as replication of the two missing spires on the towers and exterior stone carvings,” says Miller. The delicate touch required to restore the Newport Congregational Church, says project architect Mohamad Farzan of the firm NewPort Architecture, is “comparable to doing construction within a museum while all its artifacts remain in place.” For the foreseeable future, the Fund’s labors are going to be Herculean: finding funding to keep the rehabilitation project moving forward, along with increasing visitation and educating the public about La Farge’s work, and finally, choosing a viable idea from the menu of possibilities for adapting the church space to a new use. As Long puts it, “Ideally, it should become something that can pay for itself, something that cannot be replicated anywhere else.” IF YOU GO The Newport Congregational Church and the RISD Adaptive Re-Use Exhibition are open to visitors while restoration work is underway. Enter at the upper side door at 73 Pelham St. Hours are Thursday and Friday from 12 to 5 p.m. and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., or by appointment. Admission is free. Donations to the La Farge Restoration Fund are welcome. Sunday worship is at 10 a.m. The Rev. MaryBeth Hayes is pastor. For details, contact Andy Long, 401-619-5109, or email 73Pelham@

Are You A Music Lover Who Doesn’t Want To Skip A Beat Between The Newport Folk & Jazz Festivals? Here’s What’s In Store For You…. • An Opening Night “Sunset Soiree” Cocktail Party With Music By Panoramic View • Live Outdoor Concerts At Easton’s Beach, Queen Anne Square, Ft. Adams, Rosecliff, Newport Vineyards, Greenvale Vineyards, Seamens Church Institute • Nightly Music At Clubs, Pubs And Restaurants Throughout The County • Discussion With Newport Festivals Founder George Wein At Rough Point With Music And Cocktails To Follow • Music Lectures And Workshops Including Michael Jackson’s Famed Fashion Designer Michael Bush • Children’s Workshops, Sing A Longs And Musical Performances, Including The Sleepy Man Banjo Boys • An Art Gallery Scavenger Hunt, Musical Films At Jane Pickens And Buskers At Bowen’s Wharf

Over 50 Musical Performances In Four Days • See Bridgefest Schedule on Page 19

Easton’s Beach

Newport Art Museum

July 27 - 28

July 29 - August 1

Jane Pickens Theater

Queen Anne Square

Newport Jazz Festival August 2 - 4

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‘Strictly Fabulous’ Night at Redwood

Redwood Library’s annual summer gala drew a near capacity crowd to “Strictly Sinatra” for an evening of wonderful music and supper club fun. The sultry night lent itself to a trip back in time – and party-goers had their bags packed and were ready to enjoy the ride to an era when cocktails flowed freely, music was the order of the day, and each evening was filled with promise. After enjoying drinks and hors d’oeuvres in the historic Harrison Room, guests stepped into a specially designed tent reminiscent of an intimate supper club of the 50s and 60s. The smoky lighting and dark, black and white décor, coupled with deep banquette seating, created the perfect setting for Old Blue Eyes himself, or rather Michael Dutra doing a spot-on impression of the great singer, to wow the crowd. Dutra seemed to channel Sinatra; with his perfect phrasing, inflection and patter, all backed by an 8-piece band playing the original Nelson Riddle arrangements, you would have thought you were being regaled by Sinatra himself. Guests really were able to “Fly to the Moon” last week at the Redwood - and the trip won’t soon be forgotten. Catering was by Russell Morin and Exquisite Events created the supper club atmosphere designed by Francesca Campo.




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Thursday July 25

Newport Music Festival Classical music concerts three times daily in spectacular settings through July 28. For full schedule/ticketing call 401-846-1133 or Spooky Fun at Library Storyteller Carolyn Martino with tales that are fun, magical and spooky for kids ages 4+, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St, 10:30 a.m., drop in, 401-847-8720. Teen Movie Time “Jaws” screens at the Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 2:30 p.m., 401-683-9457. Teen Activity Make your own Egyptian cartouche, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3 p.m., 401-8478720 x206. “If It’s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeare” Informal group meets weekly to give interpretive readings of Shakespeare’s works, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401847-0292, Jesus Saviour Church Bazaar Portuguese-style festival with bingo, games, white elephants, malassadas, and nightly dinner specials, Vernon Ave., 7-11 p.m., cash raffle at 11 p.m. Children’s Night The City of Newport’s Children’s Night with musicians Rolie Polie Guacamole, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., free, 401845-5810. Beach Idol Contest Kids version of “American Idol” following the Children’s Night performances at Easton’s Beach, participants register at the Easton’s Beach Snack Bar at 6:30 p.m., prizes weekly, for more information call 401-847-7766 x105. Pajama Storytime Children are invited to enjoy stories in their PJs, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401-423-7280.

Great Friends Dance Festival The Island Moving Co. hosts dance companies from around the country at Great Friends Meeting House, 30 Marlborough St., performances 7:30 p.m., 401-847-4470,

Friday July 26

Newport Music Festival See Thursday, July 25 for details. Newport Antiques Show Shop for top antiques from the country’s leading dealers at this not-to-be-missed fundraiser for the Newport Historical Society and Boys & Girls Clubs, St. George’s School, Purgatory Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m.-6 p.m., ‘Tweens Dig In Kids ages 9-12 create treasure boxes, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 11 a.m., drop in, 401847-8720. King House Picnic Old fashioned summer picnic, entertainment by the Dixie Diehards, rain or shine event, at the Edward King House Senior Center, 35 King St., 12 – 3 p.m., members $10, nonmembers $15, 401-846-7426. Newport Folk Festival Veteran and up-and-coming artists perform, Fort Adams, gates open at 1 p.m., music begins at 2 p.m., tickets for Friday still available at press time, 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, Newport Gulls Newport’s collegiate league team plays the Sanford Mainers, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., 401-845-6832, Jesus Saviour Church Bazaar 7-11 p.m. See Thursday, July 25 for details.

Great Friends Dance Festival 7:30 p.m. See Thursday, July 25. Comedy Series Lily Tomlin performs at Summer Comedy Series, Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., 7:30 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents. com. Improv Comedy Interactive comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401-8493473, Lantern Parade Parade through Jamestown with handmade paper lanterns, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 8 p.m., 401-560-0979. Free Concert at Grand Clock Strikes 10, a Cheap Trick tribute band, plays free concert at Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, 401-849-5100,

Saturday July 27

Newport Music Festival See Thursday, July 25 for details. Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, 909 East Main Rd. (Newport Vineyards), Middletown, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Native American Pow-Wow Celebration of Native American culture, Glen Park, Glen Rd., Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Newport Antiques Show 10 a.m.-6 p.m. See Friday, July 26 for details.

Pow-Wow in Portsmouth A bit of island history not often showcased will be on display in Portsmouth on Saturday and Sunday, July 27 and 28, when the Aquidneck Tribal Council hosts a Native American PowWow in Glen Park. The festivities will run 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and the Grand Entry will take place at noon each day. The Pow-Wow is part of the Portsmouth 375th Celebration. There will be performances by the Soaring Eagle Singers, Turtle Moon, and Eagle Sings, and the event will also include drumming, storytelling and flute music. Refreshments and Native American items will be for sale. Admission is free to this family-friendly alcohol-free event. For more information, contact the Aquidneck Indian Council at 401-683-4589 or or visit Glen Park is on Glen Road, just off Rte 138, East Main Road. Greenies Gardening: Butterflies Explore the world of butterflies with this nature, craft, and story program, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m., ages 3+, free but registration required, 401-846-1573. Ice Cream Train Kid-friendly, 90-minute narrated train ride along Narragansett Bay, features an ice cream parlor car, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 11:30 a.m., 401-841-8700, Open House Edward King House, 35 King St., Newport, 9 a.m. - noon. Long Wharf Concerts The Shops at Long Wharf Summer Series with D’Rafael, Long Wharf Mall, 1-5 p.m., free.

Polo Newport vs. Palm Beach, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, tailgating begins at 4 p.m., first chukka at 5 p.m., 401-847-7090, Horse Play Fundraiser for equine rescue and sanctuary, Elks Lodge, 141 Pelham St., 6 p.m., tickets at 401- 294-3565 or Fiesta Verde “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” Aquidneck Land Trust fundraiser, Chastellux, 30 Chastellux Ave., 6:30

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Newport Folk Festival Sold out. Fort Adams, gates open at 10 a.m., music begins at 11:30 a.m.,

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Great Train Robbery Vaudevillian villainy and tonguein-cheek dinner train fun, departs depot at 6:30 p.m., 19 America’s Cup Ave., 401-841-8700, newportFILM “Musicwood,” Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 7 p.m. reception, 8 p.m. screening, Jesus Saviour Church Bazaar 7-11 p.m. See Thursday, July 25 for details.

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Great Friends Dance Festival 7:30 p.m. See Thursday, July 25. Murder Mystery Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Co. for “Portrait of a Killer,” interactive murder mystery at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7:30 p.m., Dirty Deeds at Grand Dirty Deeds, AC/DC tribute band, plays free concert at Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 10 p.m., 18+, 401-849-5100,

Sunday July 28

Native American Pow Wow 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. See Saturday, July 27 for details. Newport Folk Festival Sold out. Fort Adams, gates open at 10 a.m., music begins at 11:30 a.m., Newport Antiques Show 10 a.m.-4 p.m. See Friday, July 26 for details. Music Festival Final Day 11 a.m., 4 p.m., 8 p.m. Classical music festival closing concerts. See Thursday, July 25 for details. 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, ‘Chowda’ Cook Off Local competitors vie for bragging rights, Newport Elks Club, 141 Pelham St., 1 p.m. 401-855-0602, Fishing for Fun Learn basics of saltwater fly tying, all supplies provided, Sachuest Point Visitors Center, Sachuest Point Rd., Middletown, 1:30 p.m., free, 401-847-5511 x203. Middletown Historical Society Witherbee Schoolhouse (Valley Rd. and Green End Ave.), Boyd’s Windmill and Paradise School (corner of Paradise and Prospect avenues), open for touring 2-4 p.m., NIMfest Concert Newport Independent Music Festival summer concert series with


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Blues at the Fifth Doug Woolverton will perform the hits of Miles Davis from 19501990 as well as Miles Davis’ entire “Kind of Blue” album on July 29 and 30 as the kick-off to Newport’s BridgeFest at the Fifth Element, 111 Broadway. Woolverton will be accompanied by band mates from Roomful of Blues (the entire rhythm and horn section). Reservations are strongly recommended. (Photo by Jack Casey) the big band sounds of the Larry Brown Orchestra, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., free. Comedy Series Bill Maher performs at Summer Comedy Series, Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., 7:30 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents. com. newportFILM “Muscle Shoals,” Jane Pickens Theater, Washington Square, 8 p.m.,

Puppet Workshop Put on a puppet show and make a craft, Newport Public Library, 10 a.m., ages 5-8, registration required, 401-847-8720. Pre-K Storytime Storytime for preschoolers at the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., public welcome, free, drop in, 401-847-0292,


Mad Science in Jamestown Kids’ fun exploration of earth’s interior, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 4 p.m., 401423-7280.

Newport BridgeFest Opens Four days of great music “bridging” the folk and jazz festivals, venues all over town, full schedule at

Sunset Music Series OneRepublic with Mayer Hawthorne in concert, Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., 6 p.m., newportwaterfrontevents. com.

Wildlife Exploration Test your knowledge of local fish and wildlife, family-friendly program, Sachuest Point Wildlife Refuge, Sachuest Point Rd., Middletown, 2 p.m., free, 401-847-5511 x203.

Dinner and Concert Series Sweet Berry Farm presents 6-DiggIt, music from the past 50 years, 915 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, 6 p.m., dinner available (call to reserve), 401-847-3912,

Teens ‘Take It Apart’ Delve beneath the surface of everyday items, Newport Public Library, 5:30 p.m., 401-847-8720 x206.

Beach Concert The City of Newport’s Family Night features Chelley, Bill and Dyl playing blues, Motown and jazz Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., free, 401-845-5810.

July 29

Middletown Authors’ Circle Group for writers ages 18 and up, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 6 p.m., 401-8461573. Newport Gulls Newport’s collegiate league team plays the Mystic Schooners, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., 401-845-6832,


Nature Film Free screening of family friendly nature films, Sachuest Point Visitors Center, Sachuest Point Rd., Middletown, 6:30 p.m., 401-8475511 x203. Newport Gulls Newport’s collegiate league team plays the Ocean State Waves, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., 401-845-6832,

July 30

Newport BridgeFest See Monday, July 29 for details.

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ARTS Continuing to celebrate its 10th anniversary, the Portsmouth Arts Guild Center for the Arts is proud to display a diverse array of abstract pieces as part of its Abstractions IV show. Recent Portsmouth High School graduate Christina Sieben has a series of agricultural pieces on display in the show. Her work– most notably, a selection of cow studies – done in pencil and pastels, offers a modern-day twist on Americana. Sieben was the 2013 recipient of the Portsmouth Arts Guild Eileen Shanley Scholarship. The Abstractions IV show runs through Aug. 18 at the Portsmouth Arts Guild, 2679 East Main Rd., Portsmouth. For more information, visit www.

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Back At At BEN's Newport Polo’s official photographer Matthew J. Atanian will show a collection of his work at the Egg & Dart Gallery, 136 Bellevue Ave. Known for photography with a cinematic edge, Atanian captures the athlete’s spontaneous, competitive lifestyle and love of the sport. The opening reception will be Wednesday, July 31, 6-9 p.m. and the exhibit will run through Aug. 25. A portion of proceeds will benefit awareness of from sales will benefit awareness for Young-Onset Parkinson’s disease, a matter close to Atanian who was diagnosed with the disease in 2011.

“Gloucester Shipyard,” watercolor by Paola Mangiacapra Beat the summer heat with a trip to the Spring Bull Gallery’s “Beaches & Boats” exhibit, opening with a reception on Saturday, Aug. 3, 5-7 p.m. Local artists have used watercolors, oils, pastels, graphics and glass to capture cool water scenes. The exhibit will run through August. Spring Bull Gallery, 55 Bellevue Ave., open daily noon p 5 p.m.

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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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Newport BridgeFest See Monday, July 29 for details. Children’s Music Christopher Carbone leads interactive children’s program on the Redwood Library lawn, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., public welcome, free, drop in, 401-847-0292, 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. Growers’ Market Aquidneck Growers’ Market, local produce and products, Memorial Blvd. from Bellevue Ave. to Chapel St., 2-6 p.m., “Bwana Iguana” Exploration into the world of reptiles, ages 4+, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 2 p.m., 401-846-1573. Windmill Wednesdays Tour the 1812 windmill at Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Rd., Middletown, family-friendly, 4-6 p.m., 401-846-4152, Teen Movie “The Avengers” screens at Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 4 p.m., 401-423-7280. Jazz After Dark Jazz festival impresario George Wein discusses jazz and Doris Duke, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave, 5-8 p.m., music, cash bar, 401846-4152,

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PM Musical Picnic Enjoy live music on the Newport Art Museum lawn, The Elderly Brothers play hits from 50s and 60s, 76 Bellevue Ave. 6 p.m., member adult $5/youth $4, non-member adult $10/youth $8, brings chairs and a picnic, no reservations, Newport Gulls Newport’s collegiate league team plays the Plymouth Pilgrims, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., 401-845-6832,

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Newport BridgeFest See Monday, July 29 for details. Understanding Jazz at Redwood Lois Vaughan will present a free seminar on the history of jazz at the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., 401-847-0292,

Battle of Gettysburg Homage The 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg will be observed with a musical-theatrical performance of “A Tribute to the Battle of Gettysburg,” on Friday, July 26 at the Newport Casino Theatre, at 7 p.m., presented by the Fort Adams Trust. The event will feature Chief Justice (Ret.) Frank Williams, noted Civil War-Lincoln scholar, as the master of ceremonies and a 40-piece orchestra conducted by Troy Quinn. Dr. Fred Zilian, of Portsmouth Abbey School and Salve Regina University, will perform scenes from his one-man play, “Honest Abe,” and Providence-based civic leader Ray Rickman will make a guest appearance as Frederick Douglass. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $20 for seniors and military, and $15 for ages 17 and under. Visit or call 401-841-0707 x5 for tickets. “If It’s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeare” Informal group meets weekly to give interpretive readings of Shakespeare’s works, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 401847-0292, Author Talk at Redwood Author Rochelle Ohrstrom will discuss her new book “Ponzi & Picasso,” addressing the thriving international art forgery business, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., refreshments at 5:30 p.m., talk at 6 p.m., 401-847-0292, Night Out Against Crime Newport police host activities and info to highlight summer safety, prizes, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 4-6 p.m., free. Children’s Night The City of Newport’s Children’s Night with singer Wayne from Maine, Easton’s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., free, 401-8455810. Beach Idol Contest Kids version of “American Idol” following the Children’s Night performances at Easton’s Beach, participants register at the Easton’s Beach Snack Bar at 6:30 p.m., prizes weekly, for more information call 401-847-7766 x105. Newport Gulls Newport’s collegiate league team plays the New Bedford Bay Sox, Cardines Field, 20 America’s Cup Ave., 6:35 p.m., 401-845-6832, Comedy Series Rodney Carrington performs at Summer Comedy Series, Newport

Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., 7:30 p.m., newportFILM Documentary “Running from Crazy” on Rosecliff lawn, 548 Bellevue Ave., 8 p.m. (rain venue – Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St.,) James Montgomery Band plays before screening, $5,

Friday August 2

Mad Science at Redwood Kids ages 4+ explore the many layers of the earth, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., free, drop in, 401-847-0292, Teen Science Rhode Island Museum of Science Nano Program, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 2 p.m., free, register at 401-846-1573. Jazz Festival Cocktail Party Drinks and hors d’oeuvres before the Jazz Festival’s opening night concert, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 6:30 p.m., limited tickets, 401-324-4072. Comedy Series Lisa Lampanelli performs at Summer Comedy Series, Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., 7:30 p.m., Natalie Cole at Jazz Festival Opening night concert of the Newport Jazz Festival, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 194 Bellevue Ave., 8 p.m.,

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Hadassah Author Luncheon The Rhode Island Chapter of Hadassah will celebrate Hadassah’s 101st birthday with its third annual Books on the Beach author luncheon fundraiser on Tuesday, Aug. 13 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at the Atlantic Beach Club, 55 Purgatory Road, Middletown. Guest authors are Hester Kaplan, Michael Stein, M.D., and Dale Stanten. Proceeds from Books on the Beach will support the work of Hadassah. The Providence-based husband/ wife team of Hester Kaplan and Mi-

chael Stein will present a unique program. Each author will select and read passages from the other’s books and discuss their choices with the audience. Both have won numerous literary awards; Kaplan’s latest novel is “The Tell,” a story of marriage, relationships, compulsion, and culture, and Stein’s most recent work, “The Rape of the Muse,” is based on a true artwork rivalry and courtroom drama. Boston-based Dale Stanten will talk about her memoir, “The Hook-

er’s Daughter: A Boston Family’s Saga.” Reviewer Katie Hale writes, “The book is a memoir of Dale Winik (and her sister Rowena) and their childhood of being in the shadow of their mother, who literally turned tricks in their tiny apartment to make ends meet and to provide for her own lavish lifestyle….There are no flowery descriptions, no erotic adventures; it is pure and simple ‘this is what happened and here is how it affected me.’”

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Animal Experiences Fun animal experiences with Dave Marchetti, Newport Public Library, 10:30 a.m., ages 4+, no registration required, 401-847-8720. Newport Jazz Festival Legends and up-and-coming talent, Fort Adams, 11 a.m. - 7 p.m., Saturday Book Club Discuss “Tallgrass,” by Sandra Dallas, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 11:30 a.m., all welcome, 401-683-9457. Long Wharf Concerts The Shops at Long Wharf Summer Series with Carlos & Ramos, Long Wharf Mall, 1-5 p.m., free. Polo Team USA vs. Italy, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, tailgating begins at 4 p.m., first chukka at 5 p.m., 401-847-7090, Murder Mystery Dinner Train “Hot Toddies and Dead Bodies,” comedy murder-mystery dinner, train departs depot at 6:30 p.m., 19 America’s Cup Ave., 401-841-8700, Summer Venetian Masked Ball Preservation Society gala at The Elms, 7 p.m., reservations required, 401-847-1000 x140.


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Bird Walk Jay Manning leads guided bird walk at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, 8 a.m., no registration necessary, bring binoculars, 401-846-2577,

Preservation from the Inside Out The Preservation Society of Newport County premiered a new tour of The Elms this month. It includes many new facets of the house like a 5 year project to research and restore rare, wall mounted, Chinese lacquer panels and the final re-acquisition of the last two of ten Venetian paintings broken up as a set 50 years ago. Paintings which had previously survived 250 years as an intact set are now once again reunited. Aiming to build on that record, The Preservation Society introduces Dr. Laurie Ossman as Director of Museum Affairs. She will direct curatorial work, conservation, research and education at the Preservation Society’s properties which house 55,000 pieces of imagery and fine and decorative art. Dr. Ossman previously was Director of National Trust for Historic Preservation sites Woodlawn and Frank Lloyd Wright’s Pope-Leighey House. She has also led curatorial departments at Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, the Flagler Museum, The Ringling Museum of Art and more. Most

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Music Entertainment Thursday, July 25 Newport Blues Café –Joe Fletcher and the Wrong Reasons, The Low Anthem, Christopher Paul Stelling and special guests, 10 p.m. One Eighty–Keith McCurdy; Homebody; Torn Shorts, 9:30 p.m. One Pelham East – Good Will & Them Apples, 10 p.m. The Port–Pat Cottrell, 7-11 p.m.

Friday, July 26 Clarke Cooke House Boom Boom Room – DJ Nook Fifth Element – The Ubiquitones, 10 p.m. Newport Blues Café – Deer Tick, 10 p.m. Newport Grand Lounge–Rumors, 9 p.m. Newport Grand Event Center –Clock Strikes Ten-Cheap Trick Tribute, 10 p.m. One Eighty–Chuck & Natasha; Wash Hollow; Comic Book Keith, 9:30 p.m. One Pelham East – Wicked Peach, 10 p.m. Rhumbline – Joe Parillo, 6:30-10 p.m. Tavern on Broadway – TBA, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m.

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Children’s Musical Celebration with Chris Carbone (free) 10:30 a.m. Redwood Library Busking at Bowen’s (free) 4-10 p.m. Bowen’s Wharf Jazz After Dark: Conversations with George Wein ($5) 5-8 p.m. Rough Point Navy Band Rhode Island Sound (free) 6 p.m. Easton’s Beach

Monday, July 29 Busking at Bowen’s (free) 4-10 p.m. Bowen’s Wharf

Michael Bush, author of “King of Style: Dressing Michael Jackson” (free) 6 p.m. St. Michael’s Country Day School

Newport Children’s Theatre Workshop (free) 4-6 p.m. Island Moving Company Music by Nich Haber and Pete Galub (free) 4-6 p.m. Seamen’s Church Institute BridgeFest Sunset Soiree ($25) 6-8:30 p.m. Sanford Covell Villa Marina

Larry Brown’s Swinglane Orchestra (free) 6 p.m. Queen Anne Square

Stella Knows the Blues (free) 6-8 p.m. Queen Anne Square

Farm Dog Folk (free) 7 p.m. Seamen’s Church Institute

Saturday, July 27

Jackie Henderson’s Empowerment Dance ($25) 6-8 p.m. Jane Pickens Theater

Clarke Cooke House Boom Boom Room – DJ Nook; Candy Store – Honky Tonk Knights

Allsglass Music (free) 6-8 p.m. Queen Anne Square

Jam Band Twiddle ($10) 9:30 p.m. One Pelham East

Bistro 162 – Bobby Ferreira & Conny William Jazz Duo, 8-11 p.m.

Doug Woolverton’s Tribute to Miles Davis (free) 7-10 p.m. Fifth Element

Jefferson Hendricks and the Sideways Band Open Jam (free) 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Gas Lamp Grille

Greenvale Vineyard – Dick Lupino, Joe Esposito, Yvonne Monnett, 1-4 p.m.

The Ubiquitones (free) 9-11 p.m. Fastnet Pub

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Newport Grand Lounge– Java Jive, 9 p.m.

Tuesday, July 30

Newport Grand Event Center–Dirty Deeds-The Ultimate AC/DC Tribute Band, 10 p.m.

Music-themed Storytime (free) 10:30 a.m. Redwood Library

Newport Blues Café – Deer Tick, 10 p.m.

RI Jazz History Seminar (free) 12 p.m. Newport Preservation Society Headquarters

The Port–ZanRicky, 8-12 p.m.

Fifth Element – The Neil McCarthy Band, 10 p.m.-1 a.m.

One Eighty–Castle; Toy Soldiers; Andrew Combs; Billy & Gabi, 9:30 p.m. One Pelham East – Ten-8, 10 p.m. Rhumbline – Dawn Chung, 6:30-10 p.m. Shops at Long Wharf – D’Rafael, 1-5 p.m. Tavern on Broadway – TBA, 9:30 p.m.-1 a.m. The Port – Alger Mitchell, 2-6 p.m; McMurphy’s, 8-12 p.m. Valley Inn –The Kane Brothers, 6:30-8:30 p.m.

Sunday, July 28 Clarke Cooke House – Bobby Ferreira, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Fifth Element – Fran Curley Jazz, noon Fastnet Pub – Traditional Irish Music, 6-10 p.m. One Eighty–Los Duderinos, 9:30 p.m. The Port – Diesel, 3-7 p.m.

Monday, July 29 Fastnet Pub – Blues Monday Fifth Element–Doug Woolverton Presents Miles Davis Safari Room OceanCliff Hotel – Jason Spooner Band, 1-4 p.m.

Tuesday, July 30 Newport Blues Café – Felix Brown, 10 p.m. One Pelham East – The Slackers, 10 p.m. Seamen’s Church Institute–Lois Vaughan, 4-6 p.m. Sweet Berry Farm – 6-Digg-It, 6-8 p.m.

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Screening of “Folk” ($10) 7:00 p.m. Jane Pickens Theater

Newport Gallery Scavenger Hunt (free) 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. Locations at Understanding Jazz with Lois Vaughan (free) 2 p.m. Redwood Library

Busking at Bowen’s (free) 4-10 p.m. Bowen’s Wharf

Garden Party with Rory and Ric (free) 3-5 p.m. Artful Lodger Inn

Jazz in the Garden with Lois Vaughan (free) 4-6 p.m. Seamen’s Church Institute

Busking at Bowen’s (free) 4-10 p.m. Bowen’s Wharf

MatthewFest Fundraiser with Dick Lupino (donations) 4-7 p.m. Greenvale Vineyards

Spanish Guitar with Julio Amaro (free) 4-6 p.m. Seamen’s Church Institute John Erikson (free) 5-7 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub

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Family Music by Wayne from Maine (free) 6-7 p.m. Easton’s Beach

Newport Community Band (free) 6-8 p.m. Queen Anne Square

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Action movies often sprinkle a few laughs in among the chases and stunts. “Red 2,” however, raises the comedy level from the first “Red” movie, which came out in 2010. While the car chases in this sequel are exciting and the plot pulse-accelerating, the fresh crop of quips, pratfalls, banter, and gags are especially enjoyable. There’s even a bit of social commentary. When retired counterintelligence agent Frank Moses (Bruce Willis) is startled that his pal Marvin Boggs (John Malkovich) has given Frank’s girlfriend, Sara (Mary-Louise Parker) a gun, Marvin shrugs and says, “It is America, Frank. Everyone has a gun.” As “Red 2” unfolds, many guns will be fired. This genre-bending movie features more bad guys than the usual action flick and more laughs than one might expect amid stunts, shootings, and suspenseful plot elements. Some of the humor comes from the blatant absurdity of the overblown action sequences. It’s as if the film is saying, “Isn’t this stuff too silly for words?” A character named Han (Bruce Hun Lee) [no relation to Bruce Lee] takes his work as an assassin seriously. He gets so pumped up in a fight that it’s like watching a ninja on speed. His over-the-top moves poke fun at the glut of action flicks starring martial arts marvels. But the real comedy comes from three of the major actors: Bruce Willis, John Malkovich, and Sir Anthony Hopkins in a delightfully campy take on the theme of the original “Red.” Hopkins’ character Edward Bailey has been in a maximum security facility for the criminally insane

for 32 years, and he’s very good at acting as if he belongs there. Hopkins, with a gleeful grin, has tricks up his sleeve that could surprise Houdini. When a film employs surprise as well as suspense, it provides for fresh and funny entertainment. In this case, Hopkins goes from Cheshire Cat goofy to believably menacing. Willis has always had a natural gift for all kinds of comedy, from his amateur detective/ladies’ man character in the screwball comedy TV series “Moonlighting,” to his flippant action hero role in the original “Die Hard.” Only Willis can toss off a one-liner while a building is being destroyed around him. I haven’t always liked the blow-‘em-up action movies he’s starred in, but I’ve always enjoyed his kid-like enthusiasm and playfulness. But in this film, the comedy wheels really get greased by John Malkovich, who is less crazy and funnier in this sequel than in the original movie. He plays Marvin, whose skewed view of the world dates from his days as a scientific guinea pig when he was fed LSD and other hallucinogens. Malkovich is able to pull off Marvin’s quirky thought processes without a hitch. And one cannot possibly ignore Catherine Zeta-Jones, who looks gorgeous in sumptuous costumes, a femme fatale to the max with her straight black hair and glamour-girl make-up. She’s Frank’s kryptonite, Marvin tells Sara, and it’s easy to see how she could make any man go weak at the knees. It’s hardly a surprise that Helen Mirren is spectacular. She cuts a sexy figure in a body-hugging gown, and she sure can shoot a gun without flinching. This is a movie in which age is a state of mind.

This summer has been one nasty heat wave after another. It’s a good time to get out of the heat and check out an absurd slapstick comedy in the air-conditioned comfort of a movie theater. “The Heat” stars Sandra Bullock as FBI agent Karen Ashburn, an impeccably conservative dresser whose wardrobe announces that she’s not afraid of competing with the opposite gender—dark, wellpressed pant-suits, long sleeve blouses, mostly in blue. Her prim look is in contrast to that of co-star Melissa McCarthy as Shannon Mullins, who wears oversized T-shirts, threatens her co-workers, and has a fondness for a certain four-letter word. Mullins scares the bad guys, so she’s respected on the street by most everyone except her mother (Jane Curtin), who slows her car to pop Mullins the middle finger. (We find out why later.) Bullock is sent to Boston to crack the case of an elusive drug lord. Here is a familiar theme: The local cop resents the FBI agent stepping on her turf, but they must work as partners. Comparisons have been drawn to “Lethal Weapon.” With the exception of ‘”Starsky & Hutch,” which seems tepid compared to this wild ride of a movie, men have dominated this genre. Director Paul Feig (“Bridesmaids,” “Nurse Jackie,” and TV episodes of “Sabrina The Teenage Witch”) has a knack for turning flick genres that have been traditionally male into opportunities for women to break out and get wild. I found certain scenes in “Bridesmaids” too gross. “The Heat” is more my speed, with women acting just badly enough to collar a drug lord by any means necessary. It’s by design that the studio released this movie in the summer, a time when audiences tend to tolerate silliness. “The Heat” can get silly, especially with Mullins practically bursting off the screen with outrageous behavior. In one scene, the pair has barged into an apartment and demanded information from a low-level drug operative. They dangle him by the ankles from a fire escape, but drop him when Mullins, in spite of her beefy size and tough talk, can’t hold onto his ankle any longer. He lands on a car, and both women—subdued in that moment— hope he wasn’t hurt too badly. There’s one hilarious scene in which both women try to be the first one through a door and become lodged in the doorway. Another funny moment is when Mullins hisses to Ashburn that she looks too much like an FBI agent. Mullins drags Ashburn to the ladies room where she

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‘Queen of Mean’ Returns to Newport By Meg O’Neil The Newport Summer Comedy Series is about to get rated R. Lisa Lampanelli, stand-up comedy’s “equal opportunity offender” and “Lovable Queen of Mean,” returns to the Newport Yachting Center on Friday, Aug. 2. Newport This Week recently spoke with Lampanelli by phone from her home in Connecticut where she was recuperating from a sinus infection before heading out on the road. Lampanelli rose to fame over 10 years ago when she began skewering celebrities as part of New York Friars Club Roasts featured on the Comedy Central television network. She’s been performing at major theaters around the country ever since, has had several TV features, and can regularly be seen on the “Tonight Show with Jay Leno” and heard on Howard Stern’s radio show. It’s been a busy summer for the comedian. She’s been taking a 14week acting class at the Drama Conservatory at Yale University in New Haven as she prepares for her own Broadway show, which will focus on her battle with weight and her relationships with men and with food. While the show will have a comedic touch, it will also embrace an emotional side, hence the acting classes. “I’ve had no voice for the past week, but I had to go to class because I don’t want to disappoint my Ivy League f***ing classmates,” she laughed. “I think they’re kind

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Cable Guy, and Bill Engvall. “It’s a legitimately funny cartoon,” she says, describing the gig as “easy money” since she can show up to the sound booth in sweatpants and without makeup. What she especially likes about her character Lisa is that she is animated as a fat version of Lampanelli, whose weight has dropped 107 pounds since she had gastric-sleeve surgery in April last year. Her husband Jimmy underwent the same procedure and is down 90 pounds. “It feels so good,” she said. “Jimmy’s at the gym every day without fail.” Her weight continues to drop, and she says she’s very calorie conscious. “I am not going backwards to where I was,” she says. Despite her “mean” stage persona, Lampanelli is known for her charitable efforts, especially in the gay community, where she is a major supporter of the Gay Men’s Health Crisis center, the country’s oldest HIV/AIDS prevention group. When she participated in NBC’s “Celebrity Apprentice” show last year, she raised $130,000 for the organization. Two years ago, Lampanelli received word that the Topeka, Kansas Westboro Baptist Church would be picketing and protesting her show there. In response, she vowed to donate $1,000 to the Gay Men’s Health Crisis organization for every member of the Westboro Baptist Church who showed up at the picket line. The crisis center received a $50,000 check from Lampanelli - in the church’s name.

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Calvary United Methodist Church hosts a LGBTQ caregivers support group on the first and third Tuesdays of each month at 10 a.m. 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.

The congregation at Temple Shalom will come together for worship and to enjoy a Dairy Pot Luck Dinner on Friday evening, July 26. Dinner will commence at 6:30 p.m., followed by informal services at 7:30 p.m. Temple Shalom is at 223Valley Rd., Middletown. For more information, call 401-846-9002.

Interested in Catholicism? Join a group of fellow seekers and explore the faith together. The Inquiry is the first stage on the journey to Catholicism. A new series begins in September. Please call the St. Mary’s Parish office for more information at 401-847-0475.

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Jesus Saviour Church will hold its annual summer bazaar on the church’s Vernon Avenue grounds Thursday-Saturday, July 25-27, 7-11 p.m. each day. The bazaar will feature bingo, games, white elephants, malassadas, and nightly dinner specials. A raffle drawing for cash will be held every night at 11 p.m. All are welcome. In the event of rain on Saturday evening, the bazaar will be held on Sunday, July 28, noon-5 p.m.

St. Columba’s Chapel will host the third annual Race for the Island on Friday, Aug. 16 at Sail Newport. Rentals will be available for J22 sailboat races. J22 skippers need to pre-qualify with Sail Newport, at 401-849-8385, prior to race day. The cost for J22 boats is $100 for skippers and up to three crewmembers and includes a post-race cookout. Cheering family members, parishioners and friends are welcome to join the cookout for $5. Gather at Sail Newport at 4:15 p.m. and the race will start at 5 p.m. The potluck cookout follows the race. Proceeds from the event will benefit island charities and registration is required by Aug. 13. Visit to register. Questions should be directed to regatta chair Bob Cooper at 401-487-1266.

Sunday Services at Third Beach All are welcome to attend outdoor worship services at Middletown’s Third Beach on Sundays at 8 a.m. Gather at the smaller of the two town-owned parking lots (but not the Peabody’s Beach lot). The informal weekly ecumenical services, led by Rev. Amy Alletzhauser of Calvary United Methodist Church, will be held through August. Bring beach chairs and blankets.

Single Moms Support Group Are you tired, frustrated, discouraged or overwhelmed by the dayto-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 6. Single mothers of all ages are welcome to enjoy a free meal and engage in community with other single moms. Child care will be provided. The group will meet at the EFC, 70 Bliss Mine Rd., Middletown. For more information, call 401-924-3329.

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Summer Service and Celebration On Sunday, Aug. 11 the Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry will hold a service at Channing Church, 135 Pelham St. The Rev. Gene Dyslewski, chair of Ministers for Marriage Equality, will preach at the 10 a.m. service and review and celebrate legislative accomplishments, particularly marriage equality. A picnic will follow the service. For more information, call 401-846-0643.

Royal School of Church Music The Royal School of Church Music America singing course will be held at Salve Regina University Aug. 5-11. Over 100 choristers from around the country will sing at daily services. The public is invited to attend morning prayer TuesdayFriday at 8:30 a.m. and evening Compline, sung each day at Salve’s Our Lady of Mercy Chapel, as well as two formal Evensongs (Trinity Church on Wednesday, Aug. 7, 5 p.m. and Emmanuel Church on Friday, Aug. 9, 5 p.m.), and the closing choral festival Eucharist on Sunday, Aug. 11, 10 a.m. at Emmanuel. For more information, contact rscmri@

During the upcoming weeks, a listing for summer worship services will be printed. Houses of worship that would like to be included should send the information to

St. Lucy’s Picnic St. Lucy’s annual parish picnic will be held Tuesday, August 6 on the Rectory grounds, 909 West Main Rd., Middletown. Volunteers are sought to help with planning and running the event. Contact Sr. Sheila at 401-847-6153 x205 to volunteer.

Emmanuel Youth Education Emmanuel Church holds Summer Christian Formation for young people age 3 and above each Sunday 10-10:45 a.m. through Sept. 8. All are welcome for Bible stories, song and play. For more information, contact Mary Ann Kolakowski at

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RECENT DEATHS Elizabeth Macy Anderson, 82, of Middletown, died Thursday, July 18, 2013. She was the wife of CDR Richard W. Anderson, USN (Ret.). A memorial service will be held on Sunday, Aug. 4 at 11:30 a.m. at the United Congregational Church, Middletown. Donations in her memory may be made to United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Rd., Middletown, RI 02842. Christine (Athens) Borodemos, 83, of Portsmouth, passed away July 16, 2013 at home surrounded by family. She was the wife of the late Gregory Borodemos. Funeral services were private. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Spyridon Church, 390 Thames St., Newport, RI 02840. John W. Geoghegan, 68, of Newport, passed away unexpectedly on July 21, 2013 at the Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Frances M. (Andrade) Geoghegan. Calling hours will be Thursday, July 25, 2013 at the O’NeillHayes Funeral Home from 4-7 p.m. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10 a.m. on July 26 at St. Joseph Church, Broadway. Maureen Gordon, 78, of Middletown, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. She was the wife of Hayes I. “Jerry” Gordon. A celebration of her life will be held at a later date. John Joseph Maloney, 85, of Middletown, passed away July 17, 2013 at home. He was the husband of Frances A (Comesky) Maloney. He was a U.S Army veteran serving in the Korean War.

Donations in his memory may be made to Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol County, 1184 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, RI 02871. Robert E. Morrow, 52, of Middletown, passed away unexpectedly on July 15, 2013 at Newport Hospital. His funeral will be private. Frank Carmen Nardiello, 77, formerly of Portsmouth, passed away peacefully on July 19, 2013 at the Life Care Center of Raynham, MA. He was the husband of Isobel Nardiello. Funeral services were private. Mena G. O’Connor, 84, of Newport, passed away July 20, 2013 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late Commander Desmond K. O’Connor U.S.N. She opened and operated The Linen Shop on Bellevue Avenue for more than 40 years. Her funeral was held on July 25 at Trinity Church. Donations in her memory may be made to the Potter League for Animals, P.O. Box 412, Newport, RI 02840. Marguerite O’Neill, 87, of Newport, passed away July 15, 2013 at home. Donations in her memory may be made to the Potter League for Animals, P.O. Box 412, Newport, RI 02840. Ruthann (Trojan) Vergara, 69, of Portsmouth, passed away July 13, 2013 at RI Hospital with family at her side. She was the wife of Felipe “Fel” Vergara. Donations in her memory may be made to the Potter League for Animals, P.O. Box 412, Newport, RI 02840.

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Bluefish are Back in the Bay By Tim Flaherty The heat wave last week drove up the water temperature throughout the bay and on the ocean side. Temperatures north of Prudence Island were reportedly reaching the low 80s by mid-week. At the reefs off Ocean Drive, the water hit a record high of 74 degrees. All of that warm water slowed the striper bite in the shallower areas as bass sought the cooler, deeper water. Unusually warm water often draws exotic Gulf Stream species to our inshore waters. There have been several reports of triggerfish catches. On Cape Cod, in Narraganssett Bay and at Block Island, lucky anglers landed Cobia, a species that typically inhabits the Gulf of Mexico and the Florida Keys. Cobia range in length from 40 to 80 inches and can achieve weights of up to 150 pounds. They have a distinctively flattened head and elongated form with dark brown bands on the body. Cobia mature in three years to adult size and can live up to 15 years. Having caught this species many times in the Keys, I find it to be one of the tastiest of Florida species. Bluefish finally arrived. By midweek, reports of large schools of blues in the 5- to 8- pound range were being taken with plugs just north of the Pell Bridge. They were feeding on small menhaden and were crashing surface popper plugs and Yozuri swimmers. Bluefish are a joy to catch on light tackle, especially when they are in a feeding frenzy. They provide anglers the best battle of any fish found in our inshore waters. Very large bluefish (over 12 pounds) are called ledgemonsters because of the way they tear up fishing gear and exhaust anglers. These giant blues often live for years and are reclusive, found only in deep water near wrecks and ledges. When hooked, ledgemonster blues can leap into the air up to three feet and do perfect somersaults. This maneuver often results in the hook being shaken loose or line becoming parted. Anglers who are inexperienced with this bluefish should be wary: the sharp, serrated teeth of a ledgemonster have reportedly




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likes to fish fluke at first light, when the fish are most active. For bait, he uses whole, small squid, silversides and butterfish. Heaney is catching fluke south of Elbow Ledge and north of the Pell Bridge, in water depths of 90-110 feet. The cold front that arrived here Saturday provided cooler northerly breezes and some relief from the heat. Much of the super-warmed inshore water was blown offshore, cooling the water at the reefs to 68.5 degrees. The bass should return and continue their hunt for molted lobsters there. Large schools of small bass continue to show up in the morning hours from Butterball Rock to Brenton Reef providing boat anglers with some great surface action. Even shore anglers were able to reach the schools. With the past weekend’s full moon and strong tides, anglers can expect good fishing all week. 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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severed a careless angler’s finger. When handling bluefish, use proper tools.  I recommend a Kevlar fillet glove when holding the big blues, as well as a device called a Hookout®. The Hookout® is designed to extract hooks from deep inside gullet of a fish. This device consists of a grip handle with a trigger on one end that depresses pliers on the opposite end of its 8-inch shaft. It is a must-have tool when handling bluefish. The Kevlar® glove and Hookout® can save you a trip to the emergency room. To properly handle big bluefish, you first must control  the thrashing beast. With your Kevlar® glove on your hand, insert your hand into the gill cover of the fish on both sides and join your thumb and forefinger together inside the gills. This provides a firm grip. Now, with the fish under control, your Hookout can be used to extract the hook safely. This tried-and-true method of removing hooks from fish works every time. Fluke fishing has picked up here recently. Capt. Pat Heaney of City by the Sea Charters reported catches of big fluke this past week. Heaney




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NATURE Sights and Sounds of Fledging Season By Jack Kelly Now is the time when birds from the largest of raptors to the smallest of songbirds are watching, encouraging and protecting their offspring as they leave their nests and learn to fly. The Piping Plover chicks at Sachuest Beach were officially declared fledglings on July 11. According to Nick Ernst of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, “We declare the chicks as fledglings when they can fly at least 30 feet or more, or when they reach the age of 25 days. The chicks hatched on Father’s Day, June 16, and have been making steady progress since. They are flying along the beach, strengthening their wings and feeding well at the water’s edge. We feel confident that they will depart our region in the next week or two to begin a slow migration south to their wintering grounds.” Ernst was pleased with the results of this first successful nesting at Sachuest Beach in a number of years. “The plovers laid four eggs of which three hatched. We did lose one chick, probably to a predator, but the remaining two chicks appear healthy and ready for the next stage of their lives.” Across the island, Osprey fledglings have been sighted flying with adults as they stretch their almost 5-foot wingspans for the first time. The two fledglings at Toppa Field have been very active and have entertained their human neighbors with their aerial lessons and practice sessions. They will soon learn to fish and care for themselves as they face a migration of thousands of miles to South America, in just over two months. John and Linda Kelchner of Portsmouth have been watching

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full display that evening. As I continued my observations, an adult Red-tailed Hawk circled over the cove and flew towards the southeast. The adult was followed by two fledglings, and as the trio flew on, the adult flew circles around the juveniles. They dropped from sight in the vicinity of Hazard Road. This may be the hawk family that is nesting in the Lily Pond area. Wetlands island-wide have been the destination of scores of juvenile and adult Great Blue Herons. The young herons have fledged and are following their parents to the wetlands to gain experience and weight for the coming fall season. There are thousands of young birds learning to fly across our region. This is a great time to get out and watch the marvels of nature as they unfold around us.

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Upcoming games: Thursday, July 25 at 6:30 p.m. Bros. Oven vs Legion Saturday, July 27 Westcott vs Town Dock, at noon Westcott vs Town Dock, at 3 p.m. Sunday, July 28 Legion Construction, at noon Mudville vs Westcott, at 3 p.m. Friday, Aug. 2 at 6:30 p.m. Town Dock vs Bros. Oven

Cardines Field 6:35 July 26, 29, 30, 31 Watch America’s favorite pastime with the Gulls, Newport’s collegiate wooden bat league team, 401-845-6832.

Sunset League Donations Since the season began last month, the Sunset League has donated more than $400 to charity. Over $180 has been donated to the Wounded Warrior Project, $120 to Memorial Sloan Kettering, and $105 to the Portsmouth Little League Challenger division.

Lacrosse Clinic Rhode Island General Treasurer Gina M. Raimondo recently visited with youth who participated in the Lite Rock 105.1 Lacrosse Clinic at Brown University’s Berlyson Family Fields. The clinic, which was sponsored by the College Bound Fund, provided a free opportunity for local youth to improve their lacrosse skills. The youth were instructed by players from the Boston Cannons, a professional men’s field lacrosse team based in Boston.

For the Love of Tennis On Saturday, July 20, the Newport Recreation Department dedicated a bench at the Pop Flack tennis courts to Frank Gaj, who has been instrumental in organizing and running the department’s adult tennis tournaments for nearly 20 years. The plaque reads: “In honor of Frank Gaj. For your love of tennis.” Also on July 20, Annabelle Harris and John Yeager won the 100 & Better Combined Ages mixed doubles championship. Finalists were Mary and Alister Reynolds. The next Newport Rec tennis tournament is Sunday, July 28 on the Pop Flack Tennis Courts, 1 to 3:30 p.m. round robin format.

Jamestown Yacht Club Race Results The Jamestown Yacht Club held the sixth race of its summer series Tuesday, July 23. The following are the results for the race: A Class: 1. White Witch, King 40, Terence Glackin; 2. The Cat Came Back, Swan 42 Mod, Linc Mossop; 3. Hidalgo, Mod Express 37, Rich Moody; 4. Next Wave, Farr 395, Steve Clarke; 5. Macx, C28, Bill MacGowan; 6. Samba, Quest30, Tristan Mouligne; 7. Picante, J/109, R. Salk/J. Sahagian; 8. Bella, Highland 32, Mark Nannini; 9. Entropy, Tripp 41, P. Hamilton/P. Young. B Class: 1. Aurora, Tartan 41, Andrew & Julie Kallfelz; 2. Epiphany, S2 9.1, Jeff Roy; 3. Spirit, J/925, EC Helme; 4. Phantom, J/80, Victor Bell; 5. Brigadoon X, Nimble 30, Robert Morton; 6. Luna, Albin Nova, Chris Brown & Samira Hakki; 7. Floating Point, CTM Frers 40, Roy Guay; 8. Eagle, J/80, Peter McCarthy. C Class: 1. Barfly, J/24, Rob Lam-

bert; 2. Bearly Muven, J/24, Mike/ Lindsey Nahmias; 3. Wharf Rat, J/22, Matt Dunbar; 4. Big, J/24, M Buechner/P O’Connell; 5. Blues eRacer, J/22, Louis Mariorenzi; 6. Fast Lane, J/24, Harry & Ann Lane; 7. Conundrum, J/22, Alice & Bill Porter. D Class: 1. Four Suns, Swan 41, Charles Beal; 2. Lynx, J/29, Dennis Nixon; 3. Grace, Shields, John Burnham; 4. Time Bandit, Metal Mast 30, Robert Fadden; 5. Summer Wind, Scampi II, Tripp Alyn; 6. Mad Czech, Chaser 33, Jan Trousilek V; 7. Second Wind, Seidelmann 30T, Stephen Parfet; 8. Allegro, Kettenburg PC, Richard Eberhard; 9. Duck Soup, C&C 37/40 XL, Bill Clavin; 10. Chairman Arafat, P Electra, Rob Bestoso; 11. Magic Roundabout, Jeanneau 35, Winston Knight; 12. Fairtide, Saga 43, Mark Grosby; 14. Urubamba, Sabre 28, Julio DiGiando.



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