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By the Numbers Playing a game of bingo at St. Clare Home are (from left to right at rear table), Sr. Rose Roffelson, Claire Martinez, and Sr. Joseph Edwards. Left to right at table in foreground are Frances Cousineau and Troy Schneider. St. Clare Home is at the center of an ongoing controversy over its proposal to expand. On Monday, Newport’s Planning Board will meet to consider a proposed amendment to the city’s zoning ordinances which would permit the 80-year-old nursing home to add 20 beds and 40 assisted living units. Neighbors have vigorously opposed the expansion. (Photo by Rob Thorn)
Four Sides to Queen Anne Square Debate By Ross Sinclair Cann There is something inherently contradictory about the term “public art.” The word “public” implies the work is communal and somehow democratic (at least in America). The word “art” often refers to the personal vision of a single person—the artist. The line where the vision and ultimate purpose of the work meet is where the debate begins. The proposed
The second group that has emerged is made up of those who want to see something done, but who do not like the vision that the Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) and the noted artist Maya Lin have outlined. This is also somewhat problematic in that neither the city nor the groups themselves have the resources to implement any alternate or specifically local visions. The next group is those who are
familiar with and support Maya Lin’s concept to clear the ground level undergrowth and to create new structures to serve as ghosts or memories of buildings that once stood on the site. This group has the advantage that the Doris Duke Foundation is financially backing this solution, so that the multi-million dollar project would generally be paid for with money coming from outside the commu-
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Committee Is Pleased With ‘Virtual’ School By Meg O’Neil
“The park is a wonderful space and we do not want to lose what is best about it, but merely to augment it.” Pieter Roos, NRF Executive Director
redesign of Queen Anne Square is certainly an instance of how debate on these issues can unfold between two well-meaning sides. On this subject, it seems that the public falls into four groups. The first group is composed of those who want to see no change at all. This is problematic because there are heavy shrubs in the park that the homeless have come to occupy and which lend an air of danger and uncertainty to the existing design, particularly after dark.
NEWPORT – There’s good news and bad news about area beaches in a comprehensive report by Clean Ocean Access, the environmental organization that has been testing water quality in Newport and Middletown over the past three years. The report, which was presented to City Council members last month, shows that while there is certainly room for improvement, there are also some encouraging signs that suggest that efforts to reduce bacteria levels at some of the area’s most popular swimming areas are working. “There’s still a long road, and the road isn’t all paved,” said COA’s Dave McLaughlin. With funding and support from the City of Newport, COA collected 1163 water samples on a weekly basis during the period Jan. 4, 2008
A model of the Newport Restoration Foundation’s proposed redesign of Queen Anne Square shows Maya Lin’s plan for introducing “ghost” foundations as homage to history. The controversial plan will be the subject of a public workshop and information session on Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m. in the City Hall Conference Room. (Photo courtesy www.A4arch.com)
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NEWPORT – With the start of the school year less than a month away, School Committee members met on Tuesday, Aug. 9 to discuss a diverse docket, including an update on the use of a hi-tech computer program at Rogers, as well as an Aug. 18 meeting on the truancy issue that plagues Newport schools. With just four people in the audience for the night’s meeting, Rogers High School Principal Patti DiCenso spoke on the success of the school’s first year using a computer-based program called Virtual High School. The program is used as a supplement to provide more course options for higher achieving students, ranging from Advanced Placement classes to specialized electives. Connecting online with teachers from around the country, students at Rogers submit work over the Internet and also receive their assignments and lessons electronically. DiCenso pointed out that the program gives, “higher performing students opportunities that Rogers would not be able to otherwise
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AROUND TOWN Bucket Regatta to Celebrate 25 Years By Sea and By Air By Tom Shevlin
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More than 100 children recently attended the Redwood Library’s free performance “Andiamo Tutti – Celebrate Italy in Story and Song” presented by Christopher Kavi Carbone. On Tuesday, Aug. 16 at 10:30 a.m., the Redwood will present another program titled “One World, Many Stories, Smiles and Songs.”
As if seeing a fleet of megayachts sailing in close quarters wasn’t enough. Organizers have announced that a vintage World War II airshow featuring the Texas Flying Legends will follow racing when the Newport Bucket Regatta returns for its ninth edition later this month. The regatta, scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 27 and Sunday, Aug. 28, pairs good-spirited big-boat racing with lively shore-side celebrations. With 20 yachts registered to compete in Newport – including J Boats Velsheda and Ranger, the 37 meter Dubois/Fitzroy Moonbird, 42 meter Frers/Royal Huisman Hyperion and 35 meter Fontaine/Holland Jachtbouw Whisper – the regatta is shaping up to be a highlight of the late summer season. Boaters should be warned that during the airshow, the U.S. Coast Guard will be setting up an exclusion zone from 4:30 – 5 p.m. be-
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tween Fort Adams and Castle Hill. The Newport Bucket Airshow celebrates the 25th Anniversary of the Bucket Regattas (held in Newport and St. Barth’s); it will feature six rare WWII vintage aircrafts including Last Samurai, one of only two Japanese Zeros still flying in the world; the FG-1D Corsair Whistling Death; the P-40K Aleutian Tiger; two P-51D Mustangs Dakota Kid II and Little Horse; and the Mitchell B-25 Bomber Betty’s Dream. “We’re always trying to think outside the box and figure out how to make the Bucket Regattas exciting for participants and spectators,” said Tim Laughridge, co-founder and director of the Newport Bucket Regatta. “In the past, the Bucket Regattas have been much more private events, and this year with the Texas Flying Legends making a debut in Newport, we can get the local community down to the waterfront and more involved than ever before.” A public viewing will be available at the Quonset Air Museum from noon to 7 p.m. both days of the Airshow and will include access to the planes and pilots along with a viewing of the launching (approximately 4 p.m.) and recovery (approximately 5 p.m.). Best vantage points for spectators are Fort Adams, Castle Hill and Brenton Point State Park in Newport; or Fort Wetherill and Beavertail in Jamestown.
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City Moves to Ease Traffic Crunch By Tom Shevlin Earlier this month, as traffic backed up from West Main Road to the Jamestown Bridge with visitors descending upon the city for the sold-out Newport Folk Festival, it became clear: If the city is going to position itself as a world-class tourist destination, it had better make sure people can get here. On Wednesday, City Council members were expected to take action – albeit only in the most modest of ways – through a resolution directing the city staff to notify neighboring communities of special events held within the city. The resolution was sponsored by First Ward Councilor Charles Y. Duncan, who said that he first came up with the idea during a recent meeting about the Aquidneck Island Planning Commission’s comprehensive traffic study. According to Duncan, “It’s not going to cost the city any money to send an e-mail.” Reading in part that, “special events also have regional impacts to Aquidneck Island including its municipalities so inter-governmental communication is vitally important for proper management,” the resolution strikes a similar theme to one being discussed at online forum KnowingNewport.com. The topic was initially broached by Newport resident George Herchenroether. “On this a Folk Festival day I
had no choice today but to cross the bridge into Newport at about 1 p.m.,” Herchenroether wrote on July 31. “Some observations: 1.) There was not a single sign re festival parking. There was not a single police presence of any kind. 2.) The choice of “Fall River, Cape Cod” scares away just about everyone to the ‘Downtown Newport’ ramp. But even though I used the left lane it took 24 minutes to cross the bridge. The other lane was virtually at a standstill and I can imagine it must have take 45 minutes just to cross the bridge in that lane. I can easily imagine people not getting to the festival until 2 or 3 p.m. if they were on the bridge at 1 p.m. 3.) As I used the Rt 138 ramp and rounded to the ‘SLOTS’ the casino parking lot was virtually empty. No shuttles today.” “We call ourselves a destination town and we entice people here with our events and tourism pitches,” he added in a later post. “However, have we prepared for the commensurate traffic generated by all this marketing? We can’t rebuild the streets and add new lots, so we must get creative about handling the large crowds.” Spring Street resident Susan Perkins offered a real-world example of the impact that such crowds can have on everyday life. “I had a washing machine delivery on Saturday [morning] ( it was the only day they had available),” she said. “It took the truck 1 hour
and 40 minutes to get off the Downtown Newport exit until my house on Spring Street.”In addition to being frustrated by the traffic, the delay had thrown off the driver’s entire delivery schedule, Perkins wrote. “I felt bad for the people waiting in Little Compton,” she added. Third Ward Councilwoman Kathryn E. Leonard represents an area of town particularly hard-hit by summer tourist traffic, including the area around Ocean Drive and Fort Adams. “One of things that has become clear is that our infrastructure can’t accommodate all the people that come to our tiny community,” she said on Tuesday. “We want visitors to come, but we want to be sure that they don’t negatively impact residents; It’s a balance.” Indeed, balancing the needs of the city’s year-round population with those of the tourists whom so many rely upon for their livelihoods is not a new issue. However, until now, there has been a marked disconnect among municipalities in dealing with the influx of traffic that comes every summer. According to Leonard, one solution could be implementing a shuttle bus system during larger events, similar to that deployed during the 2006 U.S. Women’s Open. “We need to move things along,” Leonard said, adding, “We like having visitors here; we just don’t like having them in their cars.”
Beach Commission Seeks Input on Third Beach Boat Ramp By Jill Connors MIDDLETOWN – During the regular monthly meeting of the Middletown Beach Commission on Tuesday, members of the group discussed the need for public input regarding a proposal to replace the outdated boat ramp at Third Beach. “At the public workshop on Aug. 22, we’ll have renderings of what’s proposed, and we’ll ask the public to please give us some feedback,” said Rian Wilkinson, chairman of the Beach Commission. The public hearing on the boat ramp proposal will take place Monday, Aug. 22, at 7 p.m., in Middletown Town Hall. Commission members discussed the fact that there has been a need to replace the cement boat ramp, which dates from the 1950s, for many years, as the ramp itself is deteriorating, unsightly, and unsafe. Its function as a ramp for launching trailered boats is also severely compromised by the fact that the ramp does not extend far enough into the water to allow boats to launch at low tide. “If low tide occurs anytime between 11 a.m. and 3 p.m., you can just forget about going boating that day,” said Stephen C. Ponte, Middletown’s Harbor Master, at the meeting. At all stages of tide, it is difficult to launch at Third Beach, as there is no place to tie off a boat once it has been released from its trailer. Res-
cue boats also experience difficulty launching at Third Beach, which is the only Middletown location for launching a boat on the Sakonnet River. “For safety, convenience, and aesthetics, there must be a new boat ramp,” said Wilkinson. Although boat ramp improvements have been discussed for years, there is a time-sensitive aspect to the current proposal, as the town has been told that Rhode Island’s Department of Environmental Management will approve a grant paying 75% of the project’s cost. Middletown’s engineer has estimated the total project cost at $481,310. The boat ramp proposal and a draft of the RIDEM grant agreement were discussed at the Town Council’s July 18 meeting, sparking public comment both for and against a new boat ramp, with some residents in favor of the improvements and others concerned that a new ramp will alter the natural setting of Third Beach. Concern appears to stem from the fact that the boat ramp proposal that RIDEM has tentatively agreed to fund includes not only a 190-foot-long ramp for launching a boat (the existing ramp is approximately 140 feet long), but also a 190-foot-long handicapped-accessible walkway/pier for reaching a boat once it has been launched, and a small floating dock for securing a boat during the launch process. Handicapped access is a
requirement of projects receiving federal funding. Beach commission members discussed the possibility of tweaking the plan for the proposed boat ramp-walkway/pier in a manner that addresses input it receives at the Aug. 22 public hearing, while also satisfying the requirements of handicapped accessibility. “It really comes down to the concept of what the people of Middletown want for Third Beach,” said Commission member Bill Seiple. “Do you want a usable ramp or a nonfunctional one?” In other news at the Beach Commission meeting: Middletown’s Recreation Director Tim Shaw reported that as of Tuesday, revenue from parking sticker and gate sales alone (not including concession stand) had already exceeded $1 million for the 2011 season, an indication that this year’s beach revenue will surpass last year’s, where total parking and concession for the entire 2010 season was $1.3 million. Shaw also mentioned there has been positive reaction to two improvements: the outdoor shower at the Surfer’s End of Second Beach, and the solarpowered lights at Third Beach. The Beach Commission will meet at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11, at Town Hall, with RKG Associates, the economic planning and real estate consultants who have been hired by the town to develop a business plan for a new Second Beach Pavilion.
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NEWS BRIEFS Roundabouts Workshop
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Hereâ€™s your chance to find out more about the reconstruction of two busy intersections in Middletown with either roundabouts or redesigned signals: On Wednesday, Aug. 24, at 6 p.m., the Middletown Town Council will host a workshop, in Town Hall, with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation. The two intersections under review are within a few hundred yards of each other: the corner of West Main and East Main Roads; and the corner of West Main Road and Coddington Highway. RIDOT plans to rebuild the two intersections in the near future, and has asked for the Town Councilâ€™s preferenceâ€”roundabouts vs. enhanced signals. The townâ€™s Planning Board has recommended that the Town Council choose roundabouts, which decrease accidents and congestion, according to traffic engineers. In September the Town Council will vote on which concept to endorse. The town has requested that people submit questions, in advance of the Aug. 24 workshop, to the Town Clerk, 350 East Main Road, Middletown, RI 02842; firstname.lastname@example.org.
An informational session regarding the new Rhode Island sales tax for Package Tours and Scenic & Sightseeing Transportation, which was signed into law on June 30, 2011 and will take effect October 1, 2011 will be held on Monday, Aug. 22, 8:30 - 10:30 a.m. at the CCRI Newport Campus Auditorium, 1 John H. Chafee Blvd., Newport. Officials from the RI Division of Taxation will be present to explain the new tax regulations and answer questions from participants. We strongly encourage all businesses affected either directly or indirectly by the new bill to attend. For more information or comment, contact Evan Smith, President and CEO of the Newport & Bristol County Convention & Visitors Bureau, at 845-9113, or EvanS@ GoNewport.com.
Bird Ball at Norman Sanctuary The Norman Bird Sanctuary will hold its 8th annual Bird Ball on Saturday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. Dine, dance and bid on tempting auction items -- all under the stars, looking over stone walls and through the fields to the ocean. Itâ€™ll be a British Invasion theme on the dance floor this year, and partygoers are encouraged to dress the part. Advance tickets are $125, or at the door, $150. (Ten tickets purchased in advance are $1,000.) Reserve at www.normanbirdsanctuary.org by calling Newportor This Week the office at 846-2577.
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True Stories from Real People Providing a stage for people from all walks of life to tell stories of their personal experiences, â€œLive Bait: True Stories from Real Peopleâ€? is set to take the stage at Empire Tea & Coffee, located on 22 Broadway, in Newport, from 8 â€“ 10 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 19. Open to anyone who has a story that fits the monthly theme (Augustâ€™s theme will be â€œJust One More Thingâ€?), participants put their name in a fishbowl, and if selected, appear on stage for six minutes and tell their story. This is the first time the improv event has come to Newport, and costs $7 to attend.
For What Itâ€™s Worth
A lady named Marilyn R. brought in a brooch on â€œfree appraisal dayâ€? recently. A gift from her mother-in-law. Not her style, and she could not find any marks and wanted to know more about it. A quick examination with a loop found the words â€œPLATâ€? for the metal Platinum. No other marks. We knew that the stones were diamonds. Probably made around 1950-55, judging from the style. We happened to be going to a major auction gallery in Marlboro, Mass. to deliver items for a fall auction and brought the brooch along for their opinion. They estimated the brooch at a modest $2,500 to $3,500 with the design being its biggest drawback. Mrs. R. said that she would just pass it along to her daughter or have the brooch taken apart and made into something more to her liking.
Washington Letter Reading The Touro Synagogue Foundation and Congregation Jeshuat Israel will present their annual George Washington Letter Reading on Sunday, Aug. 21, at 1 p.m. inside the synagogue. Governor of Rhode Island Lincoln Chafee will give the keynote address at the ceremony. The program commemorates President Washingtonâ€™s famous letter, â€œTo the Hebrew Congregation in Newport,â€? in which he affirmed the founding fathersâ€™ commitment to the principle of religious freedom. With his words, Washington set the standard for religious freedom in America. Reservations are required by Aug. 15 and seating is limited. If interested in attending, email email@example.com or call 847-4794 ext. 207
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The Newport Children’s Theatre will present the classic Mark Twain story, “Tom Sawyer,” in four outdoor performances at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, Thursday thru Sunday, Aug 11-14, at 4 p.m. each day. Blankets, lawn chairs, and picnic dinners welcome. The production is adapted by Tim Kelley and directed by Magaret Maurer. Adults $10, Seniors $8 and children under 12 $6. For more information, call 662-7466.
Cruising into Town Cruise ships coming soon to Newport: Aug. 11, 18 and Aug. 25, Star from American Cruise Line to Fort Adams; Aug. 12, 19 and 26, Caribbean Princess from Princess Cruise Line to Perrotti Park and the Princess Danae Aug. 26 from Classic International Cruises to Perrotti Park. From late April through the end of August, 26 cruise ships made port visits in Newport.
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It’s become somewhat of a ritual. Every year or so, KimSoo Seawell, will get a phone call. On the other end of the line is Brian Curry, one of her most infrequent, yet memorable, customers. The owner of Men’s Hair Quarters, Seawell has come to expect his call. Per usual, Curry has grown out his hair to parent-wincing length and he asks Seawell to shave it all off. She obliges, all the while being careful to save what she collects. Last week the pair met once again for what would be Curry’s fourth hair donation to Locks of Love, a non-profit organization that provides hairpieces for needy children suffering from medicalrelated hair loss. He’s been making the donations in memory of his sister, Colleen.
Rock the Docks On Aug. 28, Seamen’s Church Institute of Newport will host its 5th annual Rock the Docks Lobsterfest at Newport Shipyard with music by Steel Appeal. This event raises critical operating funds for Seamen’s Church Institute’s mission, which is to provide men and women of the sea, and persons referred from the Newport community, a safe haven in which they may find comfort, aid and benefit. Tickets are $95 per person. Reservations requested by Wednesday, Aug. 24. To attend, call Megan at 619-3990 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information visit www.seamensnewport.org.
NUWC Luncheon The next NUWC retirees luncheon will be at McGovern’s Family Restaurant, 310 Shove St., Fall River, Mass. on Wednesday, Sept. 7 at noon. Cost is $16.00 per person. For more information contact Jean Sherman at 846-5146 or Bev Ferris at 846-4292.
The Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation will host its annual fundraising clambake on Saturday, Aug. 20, 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m. This traditional New England event features lobster, fish, sausage, mussels and much more. Tickets are available by calling 847-4242 and include clambake, tours, games for adults and kids, and boat transportation. The island will be closed to the public for the day. Guests are requested to bring a blanket or folding chair. Tables will be available. No private docking is available but small boats may be beached at the lighthouse or guests can also anchor and use dinghies. Ferry service will run from Jamestown and Fort Adams.
We Are Beautiful Good Morning America recently named Newport as one of the 10 Most Beautiful Places in America. (But we already knew that, didn’t we?) We are now competing with the other nine destinations for designation as the most beautiful spot. Area leaders and the Newport and Bristol County Convention and Visitors Bureau are asking Newport residents and fans to “Have Your Say on GMA!” by voting online at http:// abcnews.go.com/GMA/best_places_USA/.
Hospice Volunteer Training A six-week hospice volunteer training program, offered by Visiting Nurse Services of Newport & Bristol Counties, begins Sept. 15, at its office, 1184 East Main Rd., Portsmouth. Classes are held on consecutive Wednesdays, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. No health care experience is necessary. Registration and interviews are required to participate in the program. Hospice of Newport & Bristol Counties offers comprehensive endof-life services to people of Adamsville, Barrington, Bristol, Jamestown, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Portsmouth, Prudence Island, Tiverton, and Warren. Volunteers are important members of the hospice team. They support patients and families by providing companionship, comfort, and respite for patients and caregivers, running errands and preparing meals. Hospice volunteers also help with special events and support the hospice team behind the scenes in the office. For more information or to schedule an interview, call Joy Benson, Hospice volunteer coordinator, at 682-2100, ext. 616.
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People’s Credit Union will be collecting used cell phones for soldiers until Sept. 30. Used cell phones can be dropped off at any of People’s six branch locations or you can pick up a postage paid envelope at any branch and mail the phone in yourself. The “Cell Phones for Solders” is a program that keeps our troops overseas connected to their loved ones back home. All phones collected are recycled and the funds are used to help purchase 60-minute calling cards for soldiers to call home with. Since Cell Phones for Soldiers began in 2008, it has raised almost $2 million in donations and distributed more than 500,000 prepaid calling cards for soldiers serving overseas.
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The police also responded to 8 incidents of vandalism, 32 animal complaints, 15 noise complaints, and 28 home/business alarm calls.
The Newport Public Library will celebrate the end of its summer reading program for children with an outdoor International Fair on Wednesday, Aug. 17 from 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. in Aquidneck Park located outside the library. The fair will feature a storytelling performance by Loren Spears. Entitled “Narragansett Stories of My Grandmothers’” the program will include oral history, stories, music and dance focusing on the Narragansett People. There will be a variety of Native cultural items for children to see and an opportunity for questions and answers. Spears is the director of the Tomaquag Indian Memorial Museum. Newport Martial Arts and Villari’s Martial Arts Center will present martial arts demonstrations. Sue Klau will provide a puppet workshop, where children will learn how to tell a story form a foreign land through puppets and create a simple craft. Children will be able to take a swing at breaking a piñata for the candy inside and make a patriotic star sand art creation to take home. Following the storytelling, children who have completed the summer reading program will receive their certificates, free book, toy prize and a coupon for a free McDonald’s ice cream cone. Grand prizes will be awarded by random drawing. There is no registration for this free program, just drop-in. Families are invited to bring a blanket, lawn chairs and a picnic lunch. For more information, call 847-8720 x 204.
The public is invited to enjoy free concerts at Long Wharf on Saturday afternoons,1- 5 p.m., in August. On Aug. 13, Ed Cohen will sing folk and popular songs from the 70’s. The following week, Kate Grana will perform folk and light rock songs of Joan Baez and Carole King. For the last concert on Aug. 27, Inca Son plays the songs of the Andes with pan flutes and guitars.
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EDITORIAL Principles to Govern By Early last month, City Manager Edward F. Lavallee convened his final staff summit. The meetings, bringing together department heads and other key personnel from across City Hall, have been a signature of Lavallee’s tenure, helping to shape administrative priorities and to give perspective on past accomplishments. During a recent telephone interview, Lavallee described one rather ambitious goal that came from the session: the development of a policy for managing the city’s open spaces and public buildings. The plan, which he hopes to present to the City Council within the next month, aims to develop a broad-based vision for the many public parks and brick and mortar properties within the city. Lavallee hopes to have a draft of the plan in place before he leaves his post in December, with the final report linked to the city’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan. He pointed to one particular project as reason for the plan. “The Armory is perhaps the best example,” he said. “It could have been very easy for all of us to have said ‘Sell it.’ But that would have been the end of public access there, and the end of the Ann Street Pier.” But there’s another instance where the city may also have benefited from a firm set of policies to guide it: the proposal by the Newport Restoration Foundation to remake Queen Anne Square. The design, crafted by famed landscape architect Maya Lin, is scheduled to be the topic of a public forum this coming Wednesday, Aug. 17 Debate over the future of the park has been quite lively since the NRF first presented plans to the council earlier this summer. (It’s also a topic NTW contributor Ross Cann explores in this week’s issue.) The Armory project has also inspired debate. Considering the vocal opinions that can arise when it comes to our public assets, one cannot help but think that developing a set of principles to guide our elected officials as these types of proposals come forward is a good idea. In the meantime, you can voice your own opinion on the future of Queen Anne Square at City Hall on Aug. 17 at 6:30 p.m.
Lack of Effort Means Loss of Revenue for the City To the Editor; I am puzzled as to why a parking lot at Easton’s Beach in Newport would have a “lot full” sign posted when at least 10 parking stalls were empty. While visiting my son and his family, we drove to Easton’s Beach on July 30. At the west parking lot, a traffic cone blocked the entrance with a sign that said “lot full” and advised beach-goers to go to the lot “second right.” As we continued on, I noticed at least four empty parking spaces in the line facing the street. When we arrived at the east lot, a sign said it was full but advised “one out, one in.” About a half-dozen cars were waiting to enter, so we drove back to the west lot. The parking spaces were still empty but the entrance remained blocked. As my son stopped the car, the attendants waved to keep going. Nevertheless, I got out of the car, ran up to the booth and said we wanted one of those empty spaces. They told me to go to the east lot. I replied that we had been there and
it had a line of cars waiting to enter. I asked why we couldn’t park in one of the empty spots. They conferred with each other and finally said okay. I waved to my son, and he drove in through the exit lane. When I asked why the lot was closed while it had empty spaces, an attendant replied that they couldn’t be moving the sign every five minutes. As we drove through the lot, I counted at least 10 empty parking spots. It seems a strange way to operate a municipal parking lot. If we had gone to a private lot farther up the road, it would have been less convenient for us with three children (3 months, 3 years and 7 years), but also a revenue loss for the city. Other cars that were turned away probably did result in a revenue loss. Does that make sense? By the way, thanks for the free newspaper, which I picked up at the beach and enjoyed reading. Alex Harbuziuk Naperville, IL
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Is Diocese Really Concerned About the Elderly? To the Editor; Spot zoning has been suggested for St. Clare in a congested, dense, and noisy downtown neighborhood that is inappropriate for the elderly. There is a more appropriate parcel of land on Brenton Road that would have been less expensive to build on, however, the $4.2 million was more important to the Diocese to sell for profit, as well as other sites sold or are for sale now in Rhode Island. They can’t afford to wait? One property was an assisted living center in Providence which sold for $1,615,000. According to the Diocese, they could not make any profit due to cuts in government reimbursements, so they
Why Do We Take Victory Day off? To the Editor; When the 2nd Monday of August comes around, it is time off for only a certain number of people. RI is the only state in the U.S. to keep it as a holiday — why? There is Memorial Day in May and Veterans Day the 11th of Nov. We can remember all our vets on those days. Elizabeth Stevens Newport
Municipal Meetings NEWPORT Waterfront Commission– August 11 at 6:30 p.m., City Hall-Conference Room Housing Authority–August 11 at 5 p.m., NHA Administration Office Planning Board–August 15 at 6:30 p.m., City Hall-Conference Room Historic District–August 16 at 6:30 p.m., City HallConference Room Council Workshop–August 17 at 6:30 p.m., City HallConference Room Thames St. Enhancement Group–August 18 at 9 a.m.
Beach Commission–August 11 at 10 a.m., Town Hall Town Council–August 15 at 7 p.m., Town Hall Zoning Board of Review–August 16 at 7 p.m., Town Hall
sold it. But now the Diocese is going back into a business that they admitted they failed at – does that have you wondering and worried? Well, it should, as you will be paying for it. Apparently, the Diocese feels comfortable with an over two-year construction period, leaving the aging population living within the construction area over that period of time with dust, dirt, noise, excess traffic, etc. causing more health issues for the elderly and the neighborhood – but the Diocese does not care – but on the other hand, they profess they are concerned for the elderly if there is not a St. Clare. Really? Or is it their pocketbooks?
It is most interesting when St. Clare was questioned over and over again at hearings that these facts about another site were held back from the zoning board and abutters. Do they ever think what they have cost the neighborhood? They are crying about money – continual threats of poverty and closure, which is of their own making, in not being able to afford their business have been disingenuous, if not deceitful. If they cared about the neighborhood, the elderly and their own greed, they would move to a serene place. Kris Mead Newport
Zoning Change Sets Bad Precedent To the Editor: Exempting St. Clare from the zoning laws puts the surrounding neighbors and the city in a very precarious position and constitutes nothing less than spot zoning. This zoning change merely provides to confer financial gains and benefits ONLY to St. Clare. Their proposed changes are: Under Definitions: “Convalescent Homes and Rest Homes: Housing consisting of nursing homes, assisted living facilities and other similar facilities providing housing and services primarily to the elderly…..is permitted by right on the same property or adjacent parcels.” The key is “other similar housing” meaning other nursing homes and apartment houses, 50 Washington Square, Newport Hospital anything could be construed to be included and can expand without zoning board approval on the same property or adjacent properties. “Primarily to the elderly” Primarily means originally, mainly, but no ONLY elderly one could have 6 elderly and the other 5 could be anything from homeless, alcoholic or drugs depended people to name a few. Development Standards: “… cannot exceed either the height of any existing structures or the maximum allowed in the zoning district, whichever is greater and shall be permitted a maximum of 50% lot coverage.” In other words as St. Mary’s church, the library and St. Clare’s chapel which is 58 feet high are all much taller than the three floors originally proposed. If the law is changed they
could extend the height to 5 or 6 floors and the law could nothing to prevent it. So you can see how important it is to stop this now. Also, if approved St. Clare could in the future expand and they will not require any prior approval from the zoning/planning boards. Abutting properties will automatically be rezoned denying the neighbors their lawful right to protect their property or to voice their opposition. It is of paramount importance that this change in the zoning law is not approved as the ramifications would prove to be devastating. Therefore, all residents of this city should be very concern and up in arms about St. Clare’s request as it opens the door to other developers who are just as greedy as St Clare and it can happen in your neighborhood the presence is set. This project will adversely affect their neighbors/city’s quality of life, health, and safety. Why should the Roman Catholic Diocese be exempt from the law? If this was not the Diocese would this change ever be considered? St. Clare has left lots of questions unanswered in an attempt to bypass the laws. St. Clare stated this expansion will be funded 70% from HUD the remaining from fundraising and if it fails HUD will be paying the mortgage off your tax dollar at work. Barbara Simmons Newport
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Write to City Council to Denounce Proposal To the Editor; Does St. Clare realize that they are proposing â€œSpot Zoningâ€? and the effects it will have on the whole city, not just on their neighborhood, while professing good neighbor stewardship? We all know â€œSpot Zoningâ€? is favoritism, illegal (in most states) and opens the door to unscrupulous developers who for their own financial gain rape the city of its integrity and beauty. But, St. Clare does not seem to care; they are very self-serving and has let greed rule them. What St. Clare is proposing is not area specific â€“ this affects ALL
neighborhoods within the city, therefore all other neighborhood groups should get behind the AnnHoward Neighborhood group and support them. Write to your council denouncing their action to St. Clareâ€™s request on July 13. Chastise them for not taking a stand to protect our city and not having the courage to stand up to the pressures of a special interest group. St. Clareâ€™s request is arbitrary, capricious and unreasonable. If approved, other nursing homes and businesses alike will be able to expand without prior approval of the zoning board. It will destroy your
rights to defend your property against encroaching menaces like St. Clare. There would be no need for a zoning board. Their proposal is to bypass the zoning board altogether, so in the future, if they wish to expand, the abutters would be denied their rights to protest. St. Clare or any other business or nursing home would only apply for a building permit. This is a backdoor approach that leaves a very bitter taste in the mouth of others for St. Clare. Michele K. Martel
To the Moon Easier than Fixing Elevator To the Editor; It absolutely boggles the mind, doesnâ€™t it? That in this day and age in America â€“ where they can send men and women to the moon, yet they canâ€™t find a piece of equipment to make the elevator in our apartment building go up and down again. Itâ€™s been out of service in our building for the elderly (and some who are disabled) for three weeks now, and thereâ€™s still at least another week to go. I canâ€™t resist thinking that this stately red brick building (that was constructed about one hundred years ago) is looking rather smug these days. And all the concerned phone calls from the media and newspapers to the Clarke School Apartments that were not received or returned reported there never seemed to be anyone at the front desk to answer the phone when they called. It must have been a weekend or a holiday, or maybe they were out in the parking lot policing the dumpster. A co-operative priority. In the meantime, we are placated with promising notes left on our doors reminding us that the process is being expedited and that plans are in place to mitigate the situation. To be fair, what else can
anyone do, besides offer us piggybacks? It made me laugh when I read in last monthâ€™s Newport This Week that porters were going to be provided to assist the elderly and the disabled with navigating the narrow stairwells. I havenâ€™t seen a â€œporterâ€? yet, unless they are incognito â€“ or hiding behind a potted palm. Mind you, I always thought of â€œportersâ€? as little men dressed in navy britches with a navy tunic and a cap (for tipping) to match. (I think someoneâ€™s been reading too much Agatha Christieâ€Ś) The only person Iâ€™ve seen assisting the elderly with their grocery bags and six-packs, etc. (I get my wine delivered), is our own maintenance man, Steve, God bless him: a cheerful bloke who never complains (out loud) although he seems to do the work of two maintenance men. Although I live on the third floor, I still have to navigate four flights of stairs with my dog Rosie straining at the leash, dragging me along with my laundry cart, my bags and baggage and the walking cane I still have to use from a recent knee replacement. By the time I got to the community room on the first floor, both
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wheels had fallen off my laundry cart! Mind you, this was three weeks ago at the height of that merciless heat wave. By the time I managed to drag myself and poor, overheated Rosie, with her tongue hanging out a mile, plus my â€œwheel-lessâ€? cart back up those mocking stairs, I barely managed to open my apartment door before I collapsed like a sack of turnips. The kindly Fire Department crew rushed me to the ER at the Newport Hospital, and the last thing the ER physician warned me against was, â€œDonâ€™t go out in this filthy heat, keep your legs elevated and absolutely NO STAIRS!â€? I said, â€œNO problem!â€? then hobbled home to make arrangements for my Scottish uncle who was coming all the way from Australia â€œfor a wee holidayâ€? and arriving on my very door mat (the one that says GO AWAY), the following afternoon. Poor Uncle Alistair had to be put up at a local B&B for his old legs couldnâ€™t take those cheeky stairs four to five times a day. And I thanked God for the Irish pub doon the street and â€˜round the corner! Maggie Gillis Newport
The Future of America To the Editor; With the uproar and fall of Central Falls come many questionsâ€“like with all challenges come new ideas and opportunities. We, (not only Central Falls), are all in the same boat. Some towns and cities, and even on a broader scope, some states, are in pretty good shape. In towns, cities and states where the leaders planned the budgets and future with diligence, they are o.k., but, many towns spewed and spewed like drunken sailors. As a retired sailor, who didnâ€™t drink, Iâ€™m doing o.k. When the labor unionsâ€“police,
fire, highway, teachers, etc.â€“meet for their next contract negotiations, they will face the hard facts. The majority of municipal governments are in trouble. Here lies the opportunity to educate the public about prevention. We need to make people more aware of fire prevention. As a former fire inspector I can tell you how many fires can be prevented. The same with crime prevention, or in education getting kids to study and pay attention. The bottom line is, if we can prevent fire, crime and focus on education, we can make our lives happier. With less emphasis on buying
and spending money we simply do not have, for every fire that is prevented, less fire suppressed and labor is needed, if I were a chief in the day, I would have my manpower, go out and look for fire traps. It is not a one-man job anymore as is the same with police, crime prevention. It makes more sense, and will inevitably cost the tax payer less, which in turn can be spent on education of children and in many cases their parents or guardians. Bernard J. Leduc Middletown
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It is the height of summer, and the tomato crop is coming in strong. The varieties of tomato plants this summer amaze me. The world of “heirloom” tomatoes has overtaken the everyday variety, Burpee “Big Boy.” The names of the “old” saved seed tomatoes – the so-called heirlooms – are fascinating. The names refer to either the number of tomatoes per plant, their shape, or their color. Some names are just downright silly, but they are great fun. At farmers’ markets, you find tomatoes with name tags, but in supermarkets, they are just tomatoes. If you are on a budget, look for a variety named “Mortgage Lifter,” a reddish-pink, large tomato that has few seeds. It is very meaty and quite large. Representing the animal kingdom is “Green Zebra.” This tomato turns chartreuse yellow and has green stripes, so the name fits this variety to perfection. It is smaller than some, but is a very tasty tomato that when sliced makes a lovely accent next to red tomatoes. It is unusual, so serve it simply with just a drizzle of very good olive oil and salt and pepper. Black tomatoes seem to be on many a menu this summer. The range of black tomatoes is quite large. They are really a deep maroon, almost brown in color, rather than truly a black tomato. Their names are unusual as well: “‘Black Krim” is a dark, dusky pink black tomato from Russia. “Black Plum,” “Black Cherry,” and “‘Black Pear” all look like the fruits that they have been named for. The color is odd, not always attractive, and so it takes a special dish to make these tasty tomatoes look pretty on a plate. There are tomato varieties that are named for emotions as well, and not one tastes better than “Missouri Love Apple.” It is a red tomato with a hint of blush pink. “Nebraska Wedding” is a deep orange-yellow. It is very, very sweet. Far be it from the tomato growers to back down from some very atypical nomenclature: “Tartar from Mongolstan” just might take the cake! This tomato is a typical orange-red variety, but has a flavor that is as strong as its name. The tomatoes that have the most fun shapes are really tomato novelties. “Garden Peach” is a perfect example. This tomato is creamy-white to yellow in color with just a blush of pink. Moreover, like a peach, it is not shiny but has a very thin layer of fuzz that you cannot taste. Serving these unusual varieties is a fantastic way to get children to eat tomatoes. “Jersey Devil” is just a fun tomato to grow. The fruits grow in the shape of devil’s horns and are bright red in color. They are a great shape to stuff with seafood salad. “Banana Legs” speaks for itself. This bright yellow, tubular tomato is just as goofy looking as its name. However, it is a mild tasting yellow paste tomato, and it is oh-so-good for making yellow tomato sauce, a lovely departure from everyday red sauce. Rather than fry green unripe tomatoes, you can grow tomatoes that really are meant to be green. “Aunt
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Start to finish: 30 minutes Ingredients 2-2/3 cups dried ziti or mostaccioli (8 ounces) 1 medium onion, thinly sliced 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon olive oil 4 to 6 medium tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped (3 cups) 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon black pepper 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon crushed red pepper (optional) 4 cups arugula and/or spinach, coarsely chopped 1/4 cup pine nuts or slivered almonds, toasted 1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola or Parmesan cheese Cook pasta according to package directions. Drain; keep warm. Meanwhile, in a large skillet cook onion and garlic in hot olive oil over medium heat until onion is tender. Add tomato, salt, black pepper, and, if desired, red pepper. Cook and stir over medium-high heat about 2 minutes or until the tomato is warm and releases some of its juices. Stir in arugula and/or spinach; heat until greens are wilted. To serve, top pasta with tomato mixture; sprinkle with toasted pine nuts and cheese. Makes 4 servings. Nutrition facts Calories362 Total Fat (g)12 Saturated Fat (g)3, Monounsaturated Fat (g)5, Polyunsaturated Fat (g)3, Cholesterol (mg)6, Sodium (mg)424, Carbohydrate (g)53, Total Sugar (g)6, Fiber (g)4, Protein (g)13, Vitamin C (DV%)36, Calcium (DV%)11, Iron (DV%)19, Starch (d.e.)3, Vegetables (d.e.)2, High-fat Meat (d.e.).5, Fat (d.e.)1, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet Fresh Tomato and Arugula Pasta with Chicken: Prepare as above but stir 2 cups chopped deli roasted chicken into tomato mixture along with arugula. Per 1-1/2 cups: 495 cal., 17 g total fat (4 g sat. fat), 69 mg chol., 53 g carbo., 4 g fiber, 34 g pro. Daily Values: 34% vit. A, 36% vit. C, 12% calcium, 23% iron Exchanges: 2 Vegetable, 3 Starch, 1/2 High-Fat Meat, 2 1/2 Lean Meat, 1/2 Fat
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stand alone, but in a salad, they are supreme. And when they find their way between two slices of fresh bread with a dab of mayonnaise, the angels start singing. What is in a name? Great new tomato tastes waiting to hop into a recipe or into your mouth with a little salt and pepper. Not much seems to be typical in the tomato world these days, so why not include the tomato in some of your meals? Looking for the unusual in vegetables is always an adventure in taste. Tonight we are serving “Banana Legs” and “The Tartar from Mongolstan.” There just might be a “Nebraska Wedding” in the garden! Cynthia Gibson is a gardener, food writer and painter. She gardens voraciously and tends her miniature orchard in Newport.
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SCHOOL CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 offer due to the size of our school.” She also pointed out that due to the success of the program’s first year, 15 students have already enrolled in the VHS for the 2011-2012 school year, with another eight students requesting additional information on the program. With student enrollment decreasing across the district, DiCenso said that Rogers suffers from scheduling problems, with the result that more advanced courses cannot be offered due to dwindling numbers. VHS helps with that scheduling problem. School Committee Chairman Patrick Kelley thanked DiCenso for getting the program started at Rogers, and wished the program continued success. Moving on in the meeting, much discussion was given to an upcoming Truancy Summit, which will be held on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 3 p.m. in the Thompson Middle School cafeteria on Broadway. According to Superintendent Dr. John H. Ambrogi, chronic absenteeism is rampant, and the school system is “still looking for the silver bullet after all these years.” He continued, “This is a national problem, and it relates to poverty.” Encouraging families to attend the meeting, Ambrogi said, “We’re doing our best, and it’s still not working the way we’d like it to. By inviting the whole community, maybe we’ll get some great ideas.”
The community meeting comes at a vital time, as a recently passed state law now requires all students to attend school until their 18th birthday, versus 16 previous. Ambrogi spoke on the new state law, saying that it’s going to make an already difficult situation even harder to control. “It’s going to be not only challenging to Newport, but all urban areas,” the Superintendent explained. School Committee member Sandra Flowers commented, “It’s very hard to engage students who don’t want to be in school. We owe it to our young people to make them lifelong learners. They need to know that the door is always open. We should be doing all we can to encourage them to stay.” Closing out the discussion until the meeting on Aug. 18, Kelley said, “This just makes me think we’ll have to interact with our legislators and have them give us some tools on how to operate this problem.” The meeting continued with Ambrogi saying that surplus equipment from the recently closed Sullivan Elementary School had been sold at a publicly advertised sale. According to Ambrogi, four people showed up, and $32 was netted in sold surplus property. “We did our due diligence, so no one can say we threw away good stuff … we have to do more, and we’ll be talking about the most cost-effective way to get rid of things,” he added.
New Zoning Amendment Considered for St. Clare By Tom Shevlin When Zoning Board members voted this past January to deny an application by the St. Clare Home to undertake a significant expansion project at the Spring Street facility, the decision did nothing less than throw into question the very future of the venerable nursing home. On Monday, Aug. 15, Planning Board members are scheduled to revisit the plan by way of a proposed amendment to the city’s Zoning Ordinances. If approved, the amendment would allow, by right, the proposed expansion, which Executive Director Mary Beth Daigneault says is needed in order to keep the 80-year-old institution afloat. Currently operating as a 40-bed nursing home facility, the St. Clare Home has been running a deficit since 1996. Its hope had been to expand to a 60-bed facility with an
additional 40 units of assisted living. Opponents say that the size and scope of the project is simply too large for this historic Yachting Village neighborhood. Proponents argue that it is in keeping with the city’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan. Planning Board members voted last year to find the original application in compliance with the Comprehensive Land Use Plan. Should they find in favor of the ordinance amendment, it would be sent back to the City Council for final approval. Planning Board members are scheduled to meet on Monday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. at City Hall to review the proposal.
UV Plant Potent Against Stormwater By Tom Shevlin The city’s new ultraviolet water treatment plant at Easton’s Moat got its first true test this week. According to Director of Utilities Julia Forgue, the high-tech facility, which uses UV rays to disinfect water from the moat before it empties out in the bay, was set into action by the heavy rains that doused the area on Sunday, Monday, and Tuesday. Though it wasn’t the first time that rain has triggered the machine’s operation, it was the first time that the facility was challenged by multiple heavy downpours. In addition, Forgue said that work to redirect a drain owned by the state Department of Transportation has also been completed, meaning that even more volume passed under the plant’s bright green lights than during previous instances. “It’s been working,” Forgue said on Wednesday, noting that tests have shown that bacteria levels in the water had been reduced from 10,000 CFUs per milligram to under 100 CFUs. According to Forgue, the plant turns on automatically whenever it records 1/4 inch of rain over a 24hour timeframe. Because it stays on for a full 24 hours, in the case of this week’s back-to-back-to-back rain events, there was a period where it ran for 48-hours straight. Opened this past May, the UV plant is the latest in a string of improvements aimed at improving the water quality at Easton’s Beach. Plagued for years by persistent beach closures due to high bacteria counts, Easton’s Beach had been a black eye for a city that prides itself on its scenic vistas and proximity to the water. For several years, the state Department of Health has had in place a standing policy to close the beach to swimming for at least 12 hours after a significant rain event. With the UV plant online and the continued operation of a first-ofits-kind seaweed harvester, the city is hoping to demonstrate to the state reason enough for that policy to be changed.
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The Child Development Center has full-time openings for preschool children ages 3-5 years old. Military and DoD personnel may register their children at the CDC Monday through Friday from 6:15 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 841-4562.
Congratulations to third quarter award recipients, Master-atArms 2nd Class Douglas Paluch, selected as the Naval Station Newport Junior Sailor of the Quarter, and Master-at-Arms Seaman Apprentice Stephanie West, selected as Blue Jacket of the Quarter. Captain Joseph Voboril, Commanding Officer, recognized the awardees during recent ceremonies on the Naval Station.
CFC Kickoff at McCoy Stadium Navy Supply Corps School students prepare to tackle the overgrowth at a Fort Adams redoubt. Pictured(left to right): Ensign David Machinporrata, Ensign Kevin Boris, Ensign Eric Richey, Ensign Bradley Peterson, Ensign Lydia Anderson, Ensign Shaun McGahan, Ensign Victoria Schutz, Ensign JanPaul Amposta, Lt.j.g. David Galanti, Ensign Ana Olaes, Ensign Nicolas Segovia, Ensign Steven Archer, Lt. Lisa McNeely, Ensign Dien Nguyen and Mr. Jack McCormack.
Navy Supply Corps School – Out in the Community Over 40 Navy Supply Corps School (NSCS) staff members and students recently spent a Saturday volunteering at Fort Adams as part of the ongoing restoration led by the Fort Adams Trust. Armed with chainsaws, clippers and saws, they chopped, trimmed and lugged shrub and brush from one of the redoubts. The team was led by Capt. Jim Davis, commanding officer of NSCS, and is part of the school’s community outreach efforts. Lt. Dan O’Brien, volunteer coordinator, said, “It was a great opportunity for NSCS to strengthen relations with the community, while at the same time learning about local military history.” Non-profit organizations interested in partnering with NSCS should email Lt. O’Brien at email@example.com.
Fridays at the O’Club Seafood is on the menu and music is in the air on Fish FryDays at the O’Club through August. All hands with base access are invited to join the festivities each Friday at 5:30 p.m. on the deck. Upcoming musical guests: Aug. 12 - Changes in Latitude, a Jimmy Buffet Tribute Band; Aug. 19 - Rhode Island Sound, soft and classic rock, and Aug. 26 – Chad Burdick, country.
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The area Combined Federal Campaign will kick off on Labor Day, Sept. 5 at McCoy Stadium, home of the Pawtucket Red Sox. “Family and Friends Day at McCoy Stadium” includes a barbeque at 11 a.m., opening ceremonies at noon, and the game at 1 p.m. Navy Band Northeast will perform during the opening ceremonies. Tickets are $26 and must be purchased by Aug. 19. Contact Denise at 841-3549 or firstname.lastname@example.org for tickets.
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ODS Graduation Officer Development School will hold graduation ceremonies on Friday, Aug. 19 for 155 officers from the medical, dental, nurse, judge advocate general, and medical service corps. Capt. Thomas McGue, deputy director of Command Leadership School, will be the guest speaker. The graduation will take place at 9 a.m. on Pritchard Field, Officer Training Command. Call 8411171 for more information.
Health, Wellness & Disability Fair Navy Supply Corps School will host a Health, Wellness and Disability Fair on Thursday, Aug. 18 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is open to all personnel with base access. Naval Base Information Compiled by Pat Blakeley
Battle Buddies Walkathon The USA Battle Buddies Walkathon will be held Saturday, Aug. 13, at Colt State Park in Bristol from 9:30 a.m.to 2:30 p.m. USA Battle Buddies trains service dogs exclusively for combat wounded veterans. NTW contributor Jack Kelly, a US Army veteran, will be leading a group in the walkathon. He was inspired to form a team after researching and writing a piece on the trials facing scores of military veterans who have returned home with traumatic brain injuries. Kelly’s story, which can be found online in our Newport-Now. com Aug. 4, E-Edition, focused on Newporter Steve Frye, a veteran of the Iraq-Afghanistan wars, who has recently been paired with a service dog through the Battle Buddies program. To join Kelly’s team, call him at 595-6125. For more information on Battle Buddies, visit www.USABattleBuddies.com.
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WATER CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 to December 29, 2010 at seven popular swimming locations and near two known source areas of Enterococci along the Aquidneck Island shoreline. As the report states, the objective of the program is to establish a baseline and provide a measure of visibility to the effectiveness of the various measures taken on a municipal level to improve the area’s water quality. Among the findings: Easton’s Bay water quality is best during non-summer months, while Marine Beach – located just off the Cliff Walk at Ruggles Avenue – has elevated readings throughout the calendar year. In Newport Harbor, COA documented “some elevated samples at King Park Swim Area and of lesser magnitude but similar frequency at Elm Street Pier and Van Zandt Pier.” But the report states that, “It should be noted that water quality at King Park Swim Area warrants reopening the beach.” Similarly, for the first time in their monitoring program, McLaughlin said that he feels confident in calling on the Department of Health to designate both the Elm Street and Van Zandt piers as recognized swimming areas. “The water quality looks good,” says McLaughlin. Although the two piers have been technically off-limits to swimming for years, they continue to attract area youths. Noting that while COA was hesitant to take any official stance regarding the piers during their initial testing seasons, McLaughlin adds that, “We’re at a point now that we feel pretty good about the water quality.” A benefit of redesignating the areas around the piers as safe for swimming, he says, is that the state then would be eligible to receive more funding from the EPA for water testing there. The federal “Beaches Environmental Assessment and Coastal Health (BEACH) Act” requires that all designated swimming areas be tested for Enterococci bacteria, which is generally accepted as the most efficient bacterial indicator of water quality. The report indicates that there were occurrences of unacceptable water quality (greater than or equal to 104 CFU/l000ML) during the sampling time period at all seven swimming locations, but the ocean locations tended to experience a greater amount of unacceptable limits. Sampling for the COA study was done on a weekly basis, whereas in 2008 it occurred on variable dates (Monday through Friday) in partial coordination with precipitation events. In 2009 and 2010, sampling was done on a fixed date (Thursday). Although each year had
significantly different month-tomonth precipitation patterns, the annual precipitation and overall water quality results show that elevated levels of Enterococci usually correlatedwith precipitation events but also occur well after them. According to the report, of the 147 water samples taken at Easton’s Point since 2008, 17 were above the acceptable limit, all of those occurring from late June through early October. “The results clearly show that during the July and August timeframe, that water quality is not acceptable for swimming,” the report states, adding that the probable sources of Enterococci are from the combined sources of Easton’s Moat and the Middletown Esplanade. The results were similar at Easton’s Beach, where 145 water samples were taken over the three-year span. Of those, 24 were above the
“We’re at a point now that we feel pretty good about the water quality,” says COA’s Dave McLaughlin, referring to the Elm Street and Van Zandt piers, which he believes should be designated as recognized swimming areas. acceptable limit, most of which also occurred during the summer months. “The Newport UV Facility will likely have a positive impact on water quality at Easton’s Beach during some precipitation events,” the report states, “however, issues related to turbidity and UV penetration have a limited data set and may cause some challenges.” Elsewhere, at Ochre Point – a popular spot for surfers – water quality was slightly better. In all, 134 water samples were taken at Ochre Point, with 13 of them above the acceptable limit, most of which occurred, again, during the summer months. With water quality generally good year-round at this scenic spot along the Cliff Walk, COA asserts that, “Any measures taken to resolve water quality issues at Easton’s Beach should be done in such a manner that it does not adversely impact the water quality at Ochre Point.” The report also argues for continued testing at Ochre Point, given the high frequency of usage by wave riders. Of the 143 water samples taken
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at Marine Beach, which is also off the Cliff Walk, 36 tested above the acceptable limit. In this area, the offending results spanned the entire year, indicating that despite efforts by the city and local environmental groups to ensure a public right of way to the shoreline there: “Unfortunately water quality is consistently unacceptable,” according to the report. McLaughlin says that the source of the contamination could be anything: stormwater containing feces of wild animals, an old sewage pipe, or a drain field from earlier centuries. “We’re not so interested in changing the designation of that coastline, but we found that time and time again, the water quality is poor. It’s unacceptable,” McLaughlin adds, noting that, “Solving it will actually help the overall water quality of Easton’s Bay, and it’s probably not the most important thing the city needs to look at.” At King Park on Newport Harbor, just 18 of 141 water samples tested above the acceptable limit. In fact, some of the harbor’s cleanest water can be found at Elm Street Pier, where during a three-year span, only nine of 138 water samples tested above the acceptable limit. The results at the Van Zandt Pier were similarly encouraging, with 12 of 138 water samples testing above the acceptable limit. The beach area that is the worst offender, according to the report, is in Middletown on the east side of Easton’s Bay, where 51 of 81 water samples taken at the Esplanade were found to be above the acceptable limit. Easton’s Moat fared only slightly better, with 54 of 96 water samples testing above the acceptable limit. Looking forward, McLaughlin is hoping to convince the EPA to recognize various points around Aquidneck Island as year-round beaches, versus the currant designation as 3-month seasonal beaches. “The reality is that April through October, the water temperature is acceptable on the best days for swimming,” he says. Especially given Newport’s strong population of off-season surfers, he says the designation “just makes sense.” “I think for now, weekly water testing is a good way to keep your finger on the pulse,” McLaughlin adds. “But ultimately, it might require hourly testing to really understand the problem.”
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Centuries Old Samplers Star in Antiques Show This year marks the Newport Antiques Show’s fifth anniversary. The show is not only a highlight of the Newport social calendar and one of the leading shows in the country, it is an essential fundraiser for two non-profits headquartered in The Old Quarter—the Newport Historical Society and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County. Every year since 2007, this powerhouse fundraiser has raised over $100,000 for each institution. By the close of the 2011 show, the event will have raised an anticipated cumulative total of one million dollars. The Old Quarter has been a Newport neighborhood for almost 400 years. While many of Newport’s earliest settlers carved out farmland and built houses all along the coast, from Brenton Point to the current Navy base, others settled near the freshwater spring on what is now Barney Street. In the mid18th century, this neighborhood was full of life, with many commercial activities and a variety of educational opportunities for young people. For an 18th century girl, needlework was an important part of her education. Newport offered several schools where needlework was taught, such as Sarah Osborne’s school located off of Church Street in today’s Old Quarter. A 1758 ad from the Newport Mercury promoted the stitches a student would learn at Osborne’s school: “plain work, embroidering, tent stitch, samplars, &c.” Frances Townsend ran another school for the daughters of Newport’s elite, promising in a 1787 advertisement that her instruction would “render their Manners pleasing, and their Education complete.” A unique opportunity to view
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profit organizations face funding hurdles and fundraising challenges, the Antiques Show is important to both non-profits. “The Newport Antiques Show is absolutely essential to the Newport Historical Society as it works to maintain a lively and relevant presence in Newport,” explains Ruth S. Taylor, Executive Director of the Newport Historical Society. William Vareika, of William Vareika Fine Arts, who is a fifth year exhibitor and the show’s Presenting Sponsor, states, “I’m thrilled that it’s been such an outstanding success and that we’ve been able to raise a substantial sum of money to support the good works of two of
Sampler made by Ann Baker,1754, Newport. Samplers, 1728 – 1835. “ Many of these stunning works of art created by pre-adolescent girls in Newport survive today. This selection of local samplers reflects the evolution of Newport needlework over the course of a century and includes examples of the different types of samplers that a girl might produce during her lifetime. “Stitching a plain sampler helped a girl practice her sewing skills,” explains Jessie MacLeod, exhibit curator and Newport Historical Society intern. “Elaborate pieces of fancy needlework served as evidence of a young lady’s refinement and accomplishment.” Newport samplers are well known for their lively and distinctive designs, and many fine examples will be exhibited during the Newport Antiques Show’s loan exhibit. A loan exhibit talk will accompany “Their Manners Pleasing, and Their Education Complete.” On Saturday, Aug. 13 at 11 a.m., Dr. Margaret T. Ordoñez, Professor in the Textiles Department at the University of Rhode Island, will discuss the components of 17th through early 19th century samplers and show how time, method of mounting, and use affect their condition. Dr. Ordoñez will offer advice on storing and displaying samplers in homes, museums, and historic houses. In a tough economy where non-
Sampler made by Roba White,1806, Newport. the most valuable non-profit organizations in Newport. The Newport Antiques Show has created the kind of world-class event for collectors, connoisseurs, and students of fine quality art and antiques that one would expect from the worldclass community of Newport.” Newport’s Old Quarter, a vibrant historic neighborhood where 18th and 19th century buildings continue to be used as homes, places of worship, restaurants and shops, as they have been for three centuries. It encompasses six non-profit organizations: International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum at the Newport Casino, Newport Art Museum, The Newport Historical Society, Newport Restoration Foundation, The Redwood Library & Athenaeum, Touro Synagogue & Loeb Visitor Center, and the Whitehorne House. Learn more on TheOldQuarter.org
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The black granite Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. stirred controversy during its planning stages but later became widely accepted and even beloved by the public. The memorial was designed by Maya Lin, the same artist whose proposal for changes to Queen Anne Square has stimulated debate in Newport.
SQUARE CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 nity. They argue that a new work of art by Maya Lin would not only be an asset in its own right, but also serve as an attraction for sophisticated tourists who travel to see buildings and art. The massive benefit that Bilbao, Spain has garnered from having the Frank Gehry designed Guggenheim Museum is offered as an example of the kind of benefit that is possible. The last and largest group is made up of citizens who are unsure about what is proposed, who will pay for it and whether it is a good idea or not. It is to those people that this article is primarily directed. To summarize, the plan has been proposed by the Newport Restoration Foundation and will largely be funded by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation and other private and philanthropic donors without any local tax sources. The design is by Maya Lin, who is world famous for designing the Vietnam Memorial while still a student at Yale. Lin has designed many public art pieces to great acclaim around the globe. Privately-funded major renovations in a public park are most unusual, and this is a unique opportunity for our community. NRF Executive Director Roos notes, “While the Foundation is committed to carrying through with the basic vision of the artist, this is the time for public comment. We have held over thirty-five presentations to explain the plan and we will do more before we arrive at the City Council workshop on Aug. 17. I find that there are a lot of misconceptions about the park, its current usage, and our plans, and when people take a hard look at the project and really understand it, they tend to really like it. The park is a wonderful space, and we do not want to lose what is best about it, but merely to augment it. Doris Duke was never entirely satisfied with the way the park came out, and we hope that this will be an improvement for every-
one.” Roos continued, “This is also a chance to show that Newport is still a magnet for some of the great artists and architects from around the country in 2011.” Ross Sinclair Cann, AIA, LEED AP, is an historian, educator and practicing architect living and working in Newport. Maya Lin was a teaching assistant in an architectural history class that Mr. Cann took while studying at Yale.
A Look Back The Vietnam Memorial was built in a manner very close to the original idea and became one of the best loved and most visited monuments in America. Whatever the outcome is to here in Newport, it would be nice to think that we too can come through our uncertainty and fear and in the end have a Queen Anne Square that is more functional, more beautiful and more spiritually and intellectually powerful than the one we have today. A documentary on the design of the Vietnam Memorial will be shown Monday, Aug. 15 at 6 p.m. as part of the Jane Pickens Theatre’s new weekly documentary series. This Academy-award nominated film uses interviews and archival footage to capture the acrimony and uncertainty that surrounded Maya Lin’s dramatic and (for its time) unorthodox design for: a wingshaped monument of black granite with the names of the dead carved not alphabetically, but chronologically. There are clips of protesters decrying the monument as a “black mark of shame.” Fortunately the story has a happy ending.
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â€œIf Itâ€™s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeareâ€? Informal group meets to give interpretive readings of Shakespeareâ€™s works. Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., $2, 847-0292, www.RedwoodLibrary.org. Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather to read and enjoy works of the Bard. Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road, 5 p.m., free. Beach Block Hunt The Newport Kiwanis Clubâ€™s popular Block Hunt for children, Eastonâ€™s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 5:15 p.m., sharp, free, 845-5800. Childrenâ€™s Night The City of Newportâ€™s Childrenâ€™s Night with singer Johnny the K, Eastonâ€™s Beach, 175 Memorial Blvd., 6 p.m., free, 845-5800.
Friends of Ballard Park presents Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory on Aug. 17 at dusk in the Quarry Meadow. Four grossly gluttonous girls and boys win the opportunity to tour eccentric recluse Willy Wonkaâ€™s (Gene Wilder) magical candy factory and the chance to win a lifetime supply of chocolate in this adaptation of Roald Dahlâ€™s classic. Seating is on the grass. Picnic dinners welcome. Free event. Raind date, Thursday, Aug. 18. 619-3377, www.ballardpark.org
Roman Empire Series Salve Regina Universityâ€™s free public lecture series, â€œThe Rise and Fall of Rome from Virgil to Montesquieu,â€? continues at Oâ€™Hare Academic Center, Ochre Point Ave. 6-8 p.m. newportFILM Outdoor Screening Free screening of Project Nim, documentary about a 1970s experiment to teach a chimpanzee to communicate. NOT for children, Sweet Berry Farm, 915 Mitchellâ€™s Lane, Middletown, 6:30 p.m. open, screening at sundown, bring chairs, picnic, www.NewportFILM. org. Nantucket Nectar Concert Series Grace Potter and The Nocturnals, live at the Newport Yachting Center, Americaâ€™s Cup Ave., 7 p.m., courtyard acts at 6 p.m., www. NewportYachtingCenter.com.
Film Fest Event RI Film Fest screenings, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 8 p.m., www.RiFilmFest.org. Family Improv Get the kids into the act! Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., comedy programming seven nights a week, 849-3473, visit www.FirehouseTheater.org for schedule. Second Annual Comic Throwdown Comedy Competition Semifinals II at Newport Blues Cafe, 286 Thames St., 8:30 p.m., www.StageRightRI. com.
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For more information about these restaurants, please see their display ads found on the pages of this weekâ€™s edition of Newport This Week. 1) Newport Tokyo House, 6 Equality Park, Newport 2) Benâ€™s Chili Dogs, 158 Broadway, Newport Other Area Restaurants 3) Noreyâ€™s, 156 Broadway, Newport & Dining Options 4) Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport Not Within Map Area 5) The Goode Kitchen, 23 Marlborough, Newport 6) Pour Judgement, 32 Broadway, Newport Long Wharf Seafood 7) Perro Salado, 19 Charles Street, Newport 17 Connell Highway, Newport 8) Mudville Pub, 8 West Marlborough Street, Newport 9) Rhumbline, 62 Bridge Street, Newport Newport Grand 10) Pineapples by the Bay, Hyatt Regency, Newport 150 Admiral Kalbfus Road, Newport 11) Brick Alley Pub, 140 Thames Street, Newport 12)â€‚ Muse, 41 Mary Street, Newport Batik Garden Imperial Buffet 13) Buskerâ€™s Irish Pub, 178 Thames Street, Newport 11 E. Main Road, Middletown 14) Barking Crab, Brick Market Place, Newport 15) Pier 49, 49 Americaâ€™s Cup Ave., Newport Coddington Brewing Company 16) 22 Bowenâ€™s, 22 Bowenâ€™s Wharf, Newport 210 Coddington Highway, Middletown 17) Fluke Wine Bar & Kitchen, 41 Bowenâ€™s Wharf, Npt. 18) The Mooring, Sayerâ€™s Wharf, Newport Mizu Steak House 19) Oâ€™Brienâ€™s Pub, 501 Thames St., Newport 250 East Main Rd., Middletown 20) @ The Deck, Waiteâ€™ s Wharf Rheaâ€™s Inn & Restaurant 21) Sambar, 515 Thames St., Newport 120 W. Main Rd., Middletown 22) Thai Cuisine, 517 Thames St., Newport 23) One Bellevue, Hotel Viking, Newport DeWolf Tavern 24) Griswoldâ€™s Tavern, 103 Bellevue Ave., Newport 259 Thames St., Bristol 25) La Forge Casino Restaurant, 186 Bellevue Ave., Npt. 26) Canfield House, 5 Memorial Blvd. Newport 27) The Chanlerâ€™s Spiced Pear, 117 Memorial Blvd., Npt. 28) Eastonâ€™s Beach Snack Bar, 175 Memorial Blvd, Npt. 29) Floâ€™s Clam Shack, 44 Wave Ave., Middletown 30) Atlantic Grille, 91 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown
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My husband and I recently set out to catch one of the Family Night concerts at Eastonâ€™s Beach. While Mac Chrupcala and his band were filling the air with music, we decided to check out the â€œTwin Lobster Rollâ€? deal at Eastonâ€™s Beach Snack Bar. Two lobster rolls served with â€œboardwalk friesâ€? and cole slaw â€“ all for $10.99 â€“ how could we go wrong? We didnâ€™t. The place was bustling with customers, but when we got to the counter we were cheerfully greeted by the staff. While waiting for our meal, I had a chance to mingle with other diners and ask what they thought of the place. One couple from Jamestown told me they come to Eastonâ€™s Beach every week for the concerts, and that dinner at the snack bar is a special treat. They had an assortment of goodies before them and insisted I help myself to one of their clam cakes. It was deep-fried delicious, with pieces of clam mixed with sweet cornmeal. In no time, our dinner arrived. We had ordered the twin lobster rolls and fish and chips. Both were excellent choices. Rich couldnâ€™t get over the amount of lobster meat in the rolls and my fish was cooked to perfection, lightly breaded and also served with sides of zesty cole slaw and fries. We met owner Barry Botelho, who had a welcoming smile and was walking about, chatting with his customers. Itâ€™s plain to see why his staff is so friendly â€“ his enthusiasm for his customers and his seafood is catching. â€œI only use lobster meat and Hellmannâ€™s mayonnaiseâ€? Botelho claimed. He said the flavor of the lobster doesnâ€™t need to be masked with other ingredients, and that the
Lobster rolls made with 100% lobster meat. taste speaks for itself. His customers concur. One patron remarked that â€œthe icy cold lobster salad against the toasty warm bun is just perfect.â€? My husband agreed and devoured his lobster rolls in no time. The famous â€œTwin Lobster Rollsâ€? deal came about quite by accident six years ago on July 4th weekend. It was so busy, Botelho says, that they ran out of the 9-inch rolls they were using and he started using two 6-inch rolls instead. The twin rolls were an instant hit so he decided to stick with them. The idea was a winner. Whether you are a seafood enthusiast, part of the â€œchicken finger setâ€? or looking for more healthy choices, Eastonâ€™s Beach Snack Bar does not disappoint. They have clam rolls, fish sandwiches, clam chowder and a crab cake sandwich. The menu also offers grilled chicken, a variety of salads, fruit, wraps and plenty of fun treats, too. I saw more than one happy youngster running back to the sand clutching pink cotton candy, while mom and dad finished their dinner in peace.
TO GO: Eastonâ€™s Beach Snack Bar Memorial Boulevard 855-1910 www.TwinRolls.com
Where else can you stroll up from the beach with the kids in tow and have a great meal while still wearing your bathing suit? As Botelho says, â€œWe are a beach snack bar. Fun at the beach is what we are all about.â€? The guests I had a chance to chat with are not alone in their enthusiasm â€“ even TripAdvisor.com loves the place. â€œWhat a hidden gem!â€? one reviewer raved. So make a summer night in Newport even more wonderful. Bask in a casual seaside setting, listen to the waves, and enjoy great seafood at Eastonâ€™s Beach Snack Bar. Shortterm parking is free on weekdays and $2 on weekends (90 minutes with stamped receipt).
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Volunteers poured in to the Newport Storm Brewery on Saturday, Aug. 6, to help paint tiki faces on old kegs that will be stacked as totem poles for the breweryâ€™s 13th Annual Newport Storm Luau held at Fort Adams, with proceeds benefiting the historic fort. Enjoying the sunshine of the afternoon, close to a dozen volunteers helped the brew crew create the totem poles that will greet the expected 2,000 attendees to the luau on Saturday, Aug. 20 at the entrance to Fort Adamsâ€™ inner lawn. Hoping to raise $15,000 for the fort, the event is strictly for those who are 21+, and will include hula and fire dancers, pig roasts, and more from 4:30 â€“ 10:30 p.m. $10 advance tickets available through Aug. 17 at www.NewportStorm.com or pick them up in person at the Brewery, 293 JT Connell Rd. in Newport. Tickets will be sold at the gate at Fort Adams for $15 on the evening of the event.
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Friday August 12
Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour Owner Harle Tinney shares her experiences with ghosts at Belcourt. 657 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m., 846-0669. Road to Independence Walking Tour Learn about riots and rebellion as you stroll through the heart of colonial Newport. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11 a.m., 841-8770. Roman Empire Series Salve Regina Universityâ€™s free public lecture series, â€œThe Rise and Fall of Rome from Virgil to Montesquieu,â€? continues at Oâ€™Hare Academic Center, Ochre Point Ave. 6-8 p.m. Newport Antique Show Preview Party Get a peek at the treasures before the show opens. Benefits Newport Historical Society and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County, St. Georgeâ€™s School, Skating Rink, Purgatory Road, Middletown, 6-9 p.m., 846-0813, www.NewportAntiquesShow.com. Nantucket Nectar Concert Series The Machine, Americaâ€™s top Pink Floyd show, with The Interstellar Laser Show â€“ a three hour event, Newport Yachting Center, Americaâ€™s Cup Ave., 7 p.m., courtyard acts at 6 p.m., www.NewportYachtingCenter.com. RIFF Showings RI Film Fest Screenings, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley St., 8 p.m., www.RiFilmFest.org. Improv Comedy Join the Bit Players for lightningfast interactive comedy, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., comedy programming seven nights a week, 849-3473, visit www.FirehouseTheater.org for schedule.
Saturday August 13
Aquidneck Growersâ€™ Market Local produce and products, 909 East Main Rd. (Newport Vineyards), Middletown, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., www. AquidneckGrowersMarket.org.
Roman Empire Series Salve Regina Universityâ€™s final presentation in its free public lecture series, â€œThe Rise and Fall of Rome from Virgil to Montesquieu,â€? Oâ€™Hare Academic Center, Ochre Point Ave., 9-11 a.m.
Murder at the Museum Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Co. for â€œThe Hunt for Huntâ€™s Fortune,â€? an interactive murder mystery at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 7 p.m., www.NewportArtMuseum.org.
Take Me Fishing Day Learn to fish at this free family event. Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, Middletown, 10 a.m.-3 p.m., 847-5511.
Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Aug. 12, for details.
Newport Antique Show Treasures on sale to benefit the Newport Historical Society and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County, St. Georgeâ€™s School, Skating Rink, Purgatory Road, Middletown, 10 a.m.- 6 p.m., 846-0813, www.NewportAntiquesShow.com. Museum Explorers This family series features handson fun and learning for the whole family. VisitorsÂ are invited for a family tour and art-making project. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 10-11:30 a.m., 848-8200, www.NewportArtMuseum.org. Newport Waterfront Reggae Festival Yellowman & the Sagittarius Band, Michael Rose of Black Uhuru, Bushman, The Skatalites, and The Itals, Newport Yachting Center, Americaâ€™s Cup Ave., kick off at 10:30 a.m., www.NewportYachtingCenter. com. Road to Independence Walking Tour 11 a.m. See Friday, Aug. 12, for details. Rough Pointâ€™s Gallery Hours Galleries open to showcase exhibit â€œDressed to Play: The Sporty Style of Doris Duke,â€? 680 Bellevue Ave, 1-4 p.m., $5, does not include house tour, 847-8344, www.NewportRestoration.org.
Sunday August 14
St. Paulâ€™s Festival of Spirit and Song Jazz Candy plays at St. Paulâ€™s UMC, music 9:45 a.m., continues through 10 a.m. service, 12 Marlborough St. Newport Antique Show 10 a.m.-5 p.m. See Saturday, Aug. 13 for details. Discover Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of revolution and the struggle for religious liberty. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11 a.m., 841-8770. Cliff Walk-a-thon The AndrĂŠa Rizzo Foundationâ€™s 9th annual Walk for the Children along the beautiful Cliff Walk to benefit Hasbro Childrenâ€™s Hospital and local public schools. Start and finish at Rodgerâ€™s Athletic Center, Salve Regina University, 2:30 p.m., free, family event, 952-2423, www. DreasDream.org/events/. NIMfest Concert Newport Independent Music Festival summer concert series with country music by Girl Howdy, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., free, www.NIMfest.com.
Jazz at the Vineyard Live jazz at Greenvale Vineyards with Dick Lupino, 582 Wapping Road, Middletown, 1- 4 p.m., 8473777, www.Greenvale.com.
Special Old Colony Train Scenic two-hour train ride to north end of Aquidneck Island. Photo opportunities. Train departs at 4 p.m. from parking area on Burma Road at Green Lane, Middletown. 4 p.m., adults $10, seniors $8, children $5. Purchase tickets and board at the parking lot. 624-6951, www.ocnrr.com.
Polo Competition Newport vs. Palm Beach, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 5 p.m., www.GlenFarm.com.
Free Polo Sunday afternoon series, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 5 p.m., free, www.GlenFarm.com.
Full Moon Ghost Tour Belcourt Castle owner Harle Tinney shares her experiences with ghosts at Belcourt during this tour. 657 Bellevue Ave., 8 p.m., 846-0669.
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Newport Comedy Series Ron White, Grammy-nominated comedian, performs at the Newport Yachting Center, Americaâ€™s Cup Ave., 7:30 p.m., www.NewportComedy.com.
Monday August 15
Rogues and Scoundrels Tour Learn why this colony was sometimes known as â€œRogueâ€™s Islandâ€? as you stroll through Newport. See where scoundrels lived, where pirates profited, and where criminals were put on trial. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11 a.m., 841-8770. Belcourt Castle Candlelight Tour Tour the Gilded Age mansion by candlelight. 657 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., 846-0669. Master Dog Trainer Lecture and live demonstration by Brian Kilcommins, Potter League for Animals, Oliphant Lane, Midlletown,7 p.m., limited seating, $20, 846-8276 x 118.
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Story Time in the Garden Family story time, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m., www.NormanBirdSanctuary.org. Lunch with the Artist Series Richard Tyre hosts a lunchtime discussion on â€œPicasso: What did his first mistress do to him?â€? 12 p.m., bring lunch, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 848-8200. Dinner and Concert Series Sweet Berry Farm presents acoustic, folk rock and psychedelic music by Wellstrung, 915 Mitchellâ€™s Lane, Middletown, 5:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner available (call to reserve) 847-3912, www.SweetBerryFarmRI.com. Follow the Leader Create your own painting in one session, all adult ages/skill levels, Edward King House, 6 - 9 p.m., to register call Jeannine Bestoso, 7147263, bestosostudio.com.
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Colony House & Wanton Lyman Hazard House Tour Tour the 1739 Colony House, built to house RI government, and the 1697 Wanton Lyman Hazard House, Newportâ€™s oldest house museum. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11:30 a.m., 841-8770, www. NewportHistoryTours.org. Newport Aquidneck Growersâ€™ Market Aquidneck Growersâ€™ Market, local produce and products, Memorial Blvd. from Bellevue Ave. to Chapel St., 2-6 p.m., www.AquidneckGrowersMarket.org. PM Musical Picnic Enjoy music by local reggae band The Ravers, on the Newport Art Museum lawn, 76 Bellevue Ave. 6 p.m., members $5/$10 household, non-members $10/$15 household, no reservations, www.NewportArtMuseum.org. Movies on the Rocksâ€“Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Free outdoor screening in Ballard Park quarry meadow, dusk, seating on grass, bring chairs, blankets, picnic dinners, 619-3377, www.BallardPark.org.
Redwood Book Sale Annual sale of old, rare, out-ofprint, and new books, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5-7 p.m., members only, www.RedwoodLibrary.org. Family Improv 8 p.m. See Aug. 11, for details. Comic Throwdown Finals Gut-busting comedy competition, finals at Jimmyâ€™s Saloon, 37 Memorial Drive, 8:30 p.m., www.StageRightRI.com.
Friday August 19
Newport Wine Festival Tasting and events, Newport Yachting Center, Americaâ€™s Cup Ave., www.NewportWineFest.com. Ida Lewis Distance Race Begins Starts off Fort Adams, 1 p.m., www. ILDistanceRace.org. Belcourt Castle Ghost Tour 5:30 p.m. See Aug. 12, for details. Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Aug.12, for details.
Vanderbilts at Blenheim Preservation Society Curator Paul Miller discusses the redecoration of Blenheim Palace undertaken by the Ninth Duke of Marlborough and wife Consuelo Vanderbilt. Rosecliff, 11 a.m., members free, nonmembers $5, reservations requested, 847-1000 x154. Read/Eat/Chat All are invited to discuss â€œSargentâ€™s Daughters,â€? by Erica Hirschler. Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., noon, members free, non-members $5, bring lunch, 848-8200, www.NewportArtMuseum.org. Island Farmers Market Aquidneck Grange Hall, 499 East Main Rd., Middletown, 2-6 p.m., 441-4317. â€œIf Itâ€™s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeareâ€? 5 p.m. See Aug.11, for details.
Discover Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of revolution and the struggle for religious liberty. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 10 a.m., 841-8770.
5 p.m. See Aug. 11, for details.
Aquidneck Growersâ€™ Market Local produce and products, 909 East Main Rd. (Newport Vineyards), Middletown, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., www. AquidneckGrowersMarket.org. Newport Harbor Walk Tour Newport Friends of the Waterfront lead this two-hour tour from Mary Ferrazzoli Park to King Park, 10 a.m., www.NewportWaterfront. org. Rose Island Lighthouse Clambake Annual classic New England clambake, lighthouse tours, boat transportation, 11 a.m.-3 p.m., rain or shine, advance ticketing, 847-4242, wwwRoseIsland.org. Bricks & Sticks Learn about Newportâ€™s architecture as you stroll from colonial Newport to the grandeur of Bellevue. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m., 841-8770.
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August 11, 2011 Newport This Week Page 19 The Working Waterfront History Walking Tour Walk in the footsteps of the sailors, merchants and immigrants who once lived and worked in the Lower Thames neighborhood. NRF Museum Store, 415 Thames St., 11 a.m., 324-6111, www.NewportHistoryTours.org.
Vintage Tennis International Tennis Hall of Fame celebrates 130th anniversary of first lawn tennis championship, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., re-enactment 12:30, music, entertainment and more, www.TennisFame.com. Newport Wine Festival Tasting and events, Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., www.NewportWineFest.com. Jazz at the Vineyard Live jazz at Greenvale Vineyards with Dick Lupino, 582 Wapping Road, Middletown, 1- 4 p.m., 8473777, www.Greenvale.com. Rough Point’s Gallery Hours 1-4 p.m. See Saturday, August 13, for details. Newport Storm Luau Polynesian luau, music, dancing, benefit for Fort Adams Trust, Fort Adams State Park, 4:30-10 p.m., rain date Aug. 21, $10 in advance, $15 at door (if available), 849-5232, www.NewportStorm.com. Polo Competition USA vs. Jamaica, Glen Farm, East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 5 p.m., www.GlenFarm.com.
1881 Tennis Championship Re-Enactment The International Tennis Hall of Fame celebrates the 130th anniversary of the first US National Lawn Tennis Championships with a re-enactment by players in vintage sportswear, hands-on activities for guests, period music and entertainment. Saturday, Aug. 20, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., match reenactment at 12:30 p.m., museum and grounds tours at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., $11 adults, $9 seniors and military, free for members and youth 16 and under.
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St. Paul’s Festival of Spirit and Song Doin’ Time folk music at St. Paul’s UMC, music 9:45 a.m., continues through 10 a.m. service, 12 Marlborough St.
Wet Paint Weekend Reception and silent bidding for original art created for the event, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue, 6-8 p.m., 848-8200, www. NewportArtMuseum.org.
Gardening with the Masters Join URI Master Gardeners at Prescott Farm for informal presentations on a variety of gardening topics. Bring along a soil sample from your garden to receive a basic soil analysis. 2009 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 11 a.m., free, www.NewportRestoration.org.
Birds and Blokes – London Calling The Norman Bird Sanctuary’s 8th Annual Bird Ball, dinner, dancing, auction, $125 advance, $150 at door, 583 Third Beach Road, Middletown, www.NormanBirdSanctuary.org.
Wet Paint Weekend Chance to buy “wet” (created for the event) art, silent auction 12-3 p.m., live auction 4-5 p.m., museum free all day, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Avenue, 6-8 p.m., 848-8200, www.NewportArtMuseum.org.
Newport Wine Festival Tastings and events, Newport Yachting Center, America’s Cup Ave., www.NewportWineFest.com Landscape History Tour Tour the beautiful gardens of Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave, 11 a.m., 847-8344, www.NewportRestoration.org. George Washington Letter Reading Annual reading of the George Washington letter, Touro Synagogue, 1 p.m., open to the public. Seating is limited and reservations are required by August 15. Call 847-4794 x 207. NIMfest Concert Newport Independent Music Festival summer concert series with zydeco by Lil’ Anne & Hot Cayenne, King Park, Wellington Ave., 3-6 p.m., free, www.NIMfest.com.
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Live Thursday, August 11 Billy Goodes–Open Mic Jam with Kevin Sullivan, 9:30 p.m. Christie’s – DJ & Dancing with DJ Henney, 10 p.m. H20–Keith Lewis, 7-11 p.m. Newport Blues Café–Felix Brown, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Local Band Jam-The Morons, 9 p.m. Newport Marriott–Paul DelNero Jazz, 7-10 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub–DJ Curfew, 10 p.m. One Pelham East–Big Party Orchestra Perro Salado–Honky Tonk Knights, 8:30 p.m. Rhino Bar–Conscious Band
Friday, August 12 Billy Goodes–Live music Christie’s – DJ & Dancing, 10 p.m. Fastnet Pub–Tim Taylor w/Robet Holmes H20–Sean Brown, 8-12 p.m. LaForge Casino Restaurant–Dave Manuel on piano, 7-11 p.m. Middletown VFW–Karaoke, DJ Papa John, 8:30 p.m. Newport Blues Café–Kashmir, Led Zepplin Tribute, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Stu Krous, 9 p.m. Newport Grand Event Center–Dirty Deeds, AC/DC Tribute Band, 10 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub–Buddy Roach Trio, 10 p.m. ‘til closing One Pelham East–Wicked Peach Rhino Bar–No Means Yes
Musical Entertainment Rhumbline–Bobby Ferreira, 6:30-10 p.m. Sambar–Live Music The Chanler at Cliff Walk–Dick Lupino, Dennis Cook, Mike Renzi, 6-10 p.m.
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Fastnet–”Blue Monday”, Sam Gentile, 10 p.m. - 1 a.m.
Café 200–Sam Gentile, 10-1 p.m. Castle Hill–Dick Lupino and Jordan Nunes Christie’s – DJ & Dancing, 10 p.m. Greenvale Vineyard–Dick Lupino, Jim Porcella, Mike Renzi,1-4 p.m. H20–Pat Cottrell, 1-5 p.m.; Justin Beech, 8:30-12 p.m. LaForge Casino Restaurant–Dave Manuel on piano, 7-11p.m. Middletown VFW–Karaoke, DJ Papa John, 8:30 p.m. Newport Blues Café–Those Guys, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Sweet Desire, 9 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub–DJ Curfew, 10 p.m.12:45 a.m. One Pelham East–Kilro Rhino Bar – Zoom Rhumbline–Dawn Chung, 6:30-10 p.m.
Sunday, August 14 Castle Hill–Dick Lupino, Jordan Nunes, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Fastnet–Irish Music Session 6-10 p.m. H20–Los Gatos 1-5 p.m.; X Isles, 6-9 p.m. Newport Blues Café–Stephen Kellogg and the Sixers, 9:30 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub– Karaoke, 9 p.m. One Pelham East–Chopville,
Monday, August 15 Fluke–The Little Branch Trio featuring Antoine Drye, 6:30 p.m. Newport Blues Café–The Dwarves, 9:30 p.m. One Pelham East–Bruce Jacques
Tuesday, August 16 Billy Goodes–Songwriters Showcase with Bill Lewis, 9:30-12:30 p.m. Cafe 200–”Tuesday Blues”, Dave Howard, 10-1 p.m. Newport Blues Café–Felix Brown, 9:30 p.m. One Pelham East–Inner Visions, 9:30 p.m. Sweet Berry Farm–Back Eddy Bluegrass, 6-8 p.m.
Wednesday, August 17 Newport Blues Cafe–Pato Banton, 9:30 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub– Karaoke, 9 p.m. One Pelham East – Chris Gauthier Perro Salado - The Throttles, 9 p.m. Rhino Bar–Rhyme Culture Sardella’s–Dick Lupino, Debbie Larkin, Mike Renzi, 7:30-10 p.m.
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Still Wet – Aug. 20 –21
Rep. Deborah Ruggiero (D-Dist. 74, Jamestown, Middletown), center, presents Jamestown Arts Center President Kate Petrie, left, and JAC Executive Director Lisa Utman Randall, right, with a check for a $1,000 legislative grant. The grant will help support a series of lectures for both youth and adults that will explore the important role design plays in our culture. Titled “What’s Design Got To Do With It,” the series will consist of four public lectures and one presentation created for teens.
“Astronaut” Dance in Jamestown The Jamestown Arts Center will present “Etudes for an Astronaut,” a dance and performance piece by Lance Gries, on Friday, Aug. 26 at 8:30 p.m. Nominated for a 2011 New York Dance “Bessie” award, the dance describes one man’s search for his place in the universe. Admission is $10.
Gallery Talk on Folk Art Folk art collector Maureen Leite will discuss her collection of Mexican art (on view at Cadeaux du Monde, 26 Mary St., through Sept. 6) in a gallery talk Thursday, Aug. 11 from 6 to 8 p.m. Assembled in the 1990s, the collection includes such rare pieces as papier mache Alebrijes by Joel Garcia and Huichol beaded calabash bowls and masks, as well as ceramics, terracotta sculptures and metal art. For further information, call 848-0550.
Art Show in Portsmouth The Portsmouth Arts Guild is holding its open juried show “Interiors Exteriors” from Thursday, Aug. 18 through Sunday, Sept. 18. The show will feature regional artists’ interpretations of the “interiors exteriors” theme. The opening reception is Friday, Aug. 19 from 6 to 8 p.m. Meet the artists while enjoying creative inspiration and light refreshments. The event is free and open to the public. Handicap accessible. Regular gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m., in August, and Friday through Sunday from 1 to 5 p.m. in September. The Portsmouth Arts Guild Center for the Arts is located at 2679 East Main Rd. next to St. Paul’s Church in Portsmouth; 293-5ART. Parking is available across the street at East Main Studios. For information: www. PortsmouthArtsGuild.org.
Boo! Early Call for Halloween Art The Bristol Art Gallery is calling for entries for an open juried exhibit, Boo! The gallery is seeking original works in 2-D, 3-D and photographs depicting the spirit of Halloween to be eligible for prizes. Deadline for entries: Monday Sept. 19; entry fee $15. Phone 447-1115 for information on where to drop off.
“Wet Paint” organizers pull out all the stops to process the art as it comes in on Saturday, Aug. 20. “We will probably hang or arrange close to 400 works that afternoon in order to have everything ready for the reception that evening. It’s a well-choreographed couple of hours,” says Event coordinator Tara Elliott. Silent bidding gets underway at 6 p.m. during the preview reception. The reception is free for participating artists and one guest. Admission for Museum members and NBS members is $10; non-members $15. On Sunday, silent bidding continues between noon and 3 p.m. A panel of jurors will select about 50 art works for a live auction on the Museum grounds. The Wet Paint auctioneer will begin taking bids at 4 p.m. All are welcome to attend and there is no admission fee, but come early because seats fill quickly with “Wet Paint” regulars.
Art Galleries Anchor Bend Open Thurs.-Mon., 16 Franklin St., 849-0698, anchorbendglass.com. Anthony Tomaselli Gallery “Talks with Anthony,” Aug. 10, 17 and 24, 10 a.m. – noon, 140 Spring St., 419-2821, www.anthonytomaselli.com. Arnold Art Rare print editions by John Mecray on third floor gallery, open Mon.Sat. 9:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m., Sunday, noon - 5 p.m., 210 Thames St., 847-2273, www.arnoldart.com. Art & Happiness 136 Bellevue Ave., 241-9887. Art on the Wharf “Boats That Work” show through Aug. 31. Gallery open everyday, noon - 6 p.m., or by appointment, 33 Bannister’s Wharf, 965-0268. Blink Gallery Travel photography and Newport images, 89 Thames St., 847-4255, www.blinkgalleryusa.com Brimstone Studio Open Sat. and Sunday, noon–5 p.m., or by appointment, 134 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown 440-3974. Cadeaux du Monde Featuring fairly traded international folk art in the main gallery and the work of 15 local artists in ‘Galerie Escalier’, open daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m., 26 Mary St., 848-0550 www.cadeauxdumonde.com.
DeBlois Gallery Annual Members’ Show through Aug. 28, opening reception Saturday, Aug. 6, 5-7 p.m., open Tues.Sun., noon-5 p.m., 138 Bellevue Ave., 847-9977, debloisgallery.com. Didi Suydam Contemporary Gallery is open Thurs.-Mon., 12 - 5 p.m., 25 Mill St., 848-9414, www.didisuydam.com. Harbor Fine Art Open daily 11 a.m – 5 p.m., 134 Spring St., 848-9711, www.harborfineart.com. Isherwood Gallery Paintings by Frederick Ames Cushing, opening reception Aug. 13, gallery open Wed.-Sat., 10:30 a.m.– 5 p.m. 108 William St., 619-1116, isherwoodgallery.com. Jamestown Arts Center Gallery open Sat. & Sun. noon-3 p.m.,18 Valley St., Jamestown. Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design “New Paintings by Wylene Commander and Pieter Roos,” show runs through Spet. 3, gallery open Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and by appointment. 226 Bellevue Ave., suite 8, the Audrain Building, second floor, 849-3271, www.jessicahagen.com. The Merton Road Artist Studio The studio is located behind the Tennis Hall of Fame at 7 Merton Rd.
Roger King Fine Art Two floors of 19th and 20th century American paintings. Open daily, 21 Bowen’s Wharf, 847-4359, www.rkingfinearts.com. The Lady Who Paints Working studio, open Tues.-Sun., 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 9 Bridge St., 450-4791. Sage Gallery 435 Thames St. (2nd floor). www.sageartworks.com. Sheldon Fine Art Opening reception for abstract artist, Charles Emory Ross, Saturday, Aug. 6, 5-7 p.m., open daily 10 a.m. - 6 p.m., 59 America’s Cup Ave., Bowen’s Wharf, 849-0030. Spring Bull Gallery Annual Members’ Show through Aug. 31, opening reception Saturday, Aug. 6, 5-7 p.m., Open daily noon to 5 p.m. 55 Bellevue Ave., 849-9166. The Third & Elm Press & Gallery Woodcuts and paper created by Ilse Buchert Nesbitt, open Tues. - Sat., 11 a.m - 5 p.m. and by appointment, 29 Elm St. 848-0228 www.thirdandelm.com. William Vareika Gallery Special Gilbert Stuart exhibit, 212 Bellevue Ave., 849-6149, www.vareikafinearts.com.
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Artist Continues Museum Legacy
By Jessica Bradley
Frederick Ames Cushing, 77, is a Newport Renaissance man. He has traveled the world, been on four safaris, lived in Europe for eight years and speaks French, some Spanish and Swahili when necessary (self-taught from a book). He is the father of two, stepfather to one, grandfather of three and friend to many. His first solo show is at Isherwood Gallery. According to gallery owner Nancy Isherwood, â€œFreddyâ€™s work is particularly beautiful in its clarity andÂ delicate touch. He captures theÂ soft Newport light and atmosphereÂ of places heâ€™s known since childhood and that areÂ dear to him. Visitors to the gallery are drawn toÂ the Newport scenesÂ and the history of the Cushing family. Itâ€™s been a very successful show.â€?
Frederick A. Cushing with Caterine Milinaire, his wife of 19 years. She is a photographer, painter and writer. (Photo by Laurie Warner)
TO GO: Now through Sept. 4, you can view 30 of Frederick Cushingâ€™s recent paintings at the Isherwood Gallery, run by owner-artist Nancy Isherwood. Opening reception is Saturday, Aug. 13, 6 - 9 p.m., 108 William St., 619-1116.
One of three pieces Cushing painted in 2001 as an homage to his grandfather, renowned portraitist and muralist Howard Gardiner Cushing (1870-1917). The works are oil copies of an original life-size triptych. The Cushing Gallery at the Newport Art Museum was built in memory of the elder Cushing.
Cushing at work in â€œClub Fred,â€? his getaway studio. The former barn originally housed horses and chickens and now reflects Cushingâ€™s lifetime of adventurous travel.
Where do you find inspiration as an artist? I was always inspired by my grandfatherâ€™s works, which were so beautiful. And of course the scenery here [Cushing has summered in Newport all his life and has lived here permanently since 1980]. I started doing little things, nothing serious. Then when I moved to Paris in the 60s I painted a little bit over there. How old you were when you started painting? When I was a kid I was always drawing. Typical kid stuff. I remember at some point when I was probably about four or five my father wanted me to learn how to paint. My aunt was also an artist and I remember going to her studio. That was basically my only formal training. How has your painting evolved? I guess in the 90s I really started trying to refine my painting. I got quite fascinated with reflected light. And I love doing waves. I finally learned how to do a sky and clouds. I was struggling with a painting, trying to get the clouds right and my wife said, â€œUse your fingers.â€? I starting using my fingers straight off the palette and the clouds were absolutely beautiful. From then on I used my fingers for the skies.
What is your primary goal as an artist? I just basically painted for myself. I gave a lot away; I have put something in Wet Paint, since the beginning. How do you decide when a painting is done? I sign it. That means itâ€™s done. If you could steal one famous painting for your own personal collection, what would it be? John Singer Sargentâ€™s â€œCarnation, Lily, Lily, Rose.â€? To me thatâ€™s the most beautiful treatment of light. Sargent was so facile and one of the great heroes. Is your studio one of your favorite places? When Iâ€™m painting I love it. The way Iâ€™ve got it set up is pretty
comfortable. But it gets very, very hot. Usually I have music playing when I paint. [Cushingâ€™s studio is in the barn that formerly housed a number of chickens and two horses. Now it is â€œClub Fred.â€? Filled bookcases line one wall, a large world map with color-coded push pins signifying Cushing and Caterineâ€™s travels adorns the opposite wall, and his collection of beer coasters lines the wooden rafters.] Why do you think art is important for people to experience? Certain people donâ€™t get art, they donâ€™t really see it. When you see it and you get to understand the history of the painting or painter, it just enlightens you and you get to understand the age.
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Ospreys Putting on a Great Show
Shorebird Migration Sightings at Sachuest Point and Gooseneck Cove salt marshes
By Jack Kelly
As August unwinds it brings new, amazing and sometimes awe-inspiring sights and sounds to our island communities. During the migration cycle, tens of thousands of birds will pass by or through our area between now and early October. Locally, many of the migratory species that nest and breed in our region have been successful in raising broods of young birds. The fields, woodlands, marshes, and shorelines are flush with these juveniles. They are learning to fly and find food sources in preparation for their first migration south. The Osprey family at Toppa Field/Freebody Park has been very active in the past three weeks. The two fledglings that hatched in midMay have grown strong and have learned to fly under their parents’ supervision. The fledglings are almost as big as their parents. They will grow a bit more as they mature over the next 18 months. Presently, they have body lengths of about two feet and wingspans of approximately five feet. It will take more practice and strengthening to reach the speeds of flight the mature birds possess. However, by late September or early October, when the juveniles migrate, they should be up to speed. They should be able to fly at about 40 mph, and dive at up to 80 mph to seize fish, the staple of their diet. All Ospreys possess an opposable rear toe on their talons. It allows them to perch and to grasp and carry fish while in flight. One of the astonishing acts that Osprey perform, is a midair transfer of their prey. After catching a fish with both talons, they turn the fish headfirst so that they are aerodynamically sound as they fly. Just behind the curved, sharp toenails of an Osprey’s talons is a skin covering that contains retractable barbs, which assist the bird in catching and grasping fish.
Mature Osprey perches on a pole at Toppa Field. Note the talons and skin area where barbs are stored.
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www.ASRI.org (Audubon Society of RI) www.RIBirds.org www.SaveBay.org www.normanbirdsanctuary.org www.AllAboutBirds.org Juvenile Osprey enjoys fish for lunch behind the Stop & Shop on Bellevue Ave. (Photos by Jack Kelly) The juveniles are in the process of learning to fish. They can be seen over Easton’s Beach and Easton’s Pond with the adults close by. The adults have also been instructing their young in the various ways to build and repair the family’s nest. Recently, we observed the adult male and juvenile bringing sticks and branches to the nest to make repairs. In approximately six to eight weeks they will make a migration of thousands of miles to South America, where the juveniles will mature. If the young Ospreys survive this journey and maturation, they will return to the area of their upbringing to continue the life cycle of their species. Until they leave, they are delighting their human neighbors with their antics. There are two easy ways to tell the parents from the young: Adults have yellow eyes, young reddish orange. Young have a “checker board” pattern of white spots on their wings.
Nesting Notes: I was asked recently what the “little birds” are that can be seen around, and flying under, Osprey nests on the island, and why they are there. Small bird species, such as various sparrows, and starlings, will build their nests in the crevices of Osprey nests, most likely for safety. The eggs and hatchlings of these small birds are targeted by crows and other larger birds. Osprey defend their nests with great tenacity and keep avian predators away. Because Osprey only eat fish, the smaller birds have an extremely safe place to nest. Shorebird migration is really heating up with the appearance of flocks of various species this past weekend. Brenton Point’s shoreline, area marshes, and local beaches hosted thousands of foraging and nesting shorebirds in the past weeks. This is an excellent time to join in and witness one of the greatest shows nature puts on, while these wonders of creation pass through our region.
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RECENT DEATHS Ida Louise “Edie” Cappy, 88, of Oregon, formerly of Portsmouth, passed away July 23, 2011. She was the wife of Lt. Col. Andrew L. Cappy, U. S. Army. A memorial mass will be held Sunday, August 14 at 1 p.m. at St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 324 East Main Rd., Portsmouth. Donations in her memory may be made to the American Diabetes Foundation, 1701 North Beauregard Street, Alexandria, VA 22311. William R. Delehanty, 84, of Newport, and Ft. Myers, FL, passed away on August 4, 2011. He was the husband of Judith Delehanty. He was a U.S. marine veteran of World War II. Cathleen Anne Geyer, 60, of Newport, passed away peacefully at home on August 4, 2011. She was the long-time companion of David McDermott. Donations be made to the American Heart Association, 1 State Street, Suite 200, Providence, RI 02908 Lucille G. Goyette, 97, of Portsmouth, passed away August 3, 2011 at the Grand Islander Nursing Home, Middletown. Calling hours will be Monday, August 15, 8:30-9:30 a.m. at Connors Funeral Home, 55 West Main Rd., Portsmouth. A Mass of Christian Burial will be Aug. 15 at 10 a.m. at St. Anthony Church. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Anthony Church, 2836 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, RI 02871. George R. Leeber, 87, of Middletown, passed away peacefully August 8, 2011. He was the husband of Helen (Syrko) Leeber. Mr. Leeber was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. His funeral was August 11 at St. Lucy’s Church, Middletown. Donations in his memory may be made to The Tomorrow Fund, 593 Eddy Street, Providence, RI 029034947. May Louise Sanford, 95, of Newport, passed away August 6, 2011 at Grand Islander Health Care Center, Middletown. She was the wife of the late Donald Sanford. Donations in her name may be made to the Robert Potter League for Animals, PO Box 412, Newport, RI 02840.
Svea M. Englund Steele, 99, of Portsmouth, passed away, August 2, 2011 at home with her family. She was the wife of the late Harry M. Steele, Jr. Donations in her name may be made to the Portsmouth Garden Club, 83 Park Ave, Portsmouth, RI 02871. Helen G. (Kuliga) Sullivan, 87, passed away August 2, 2011 at the John Clarke Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Middletown. She was the former wife of the late Oliver E. “Buddy” Sullivan. Mrs. Sullivan served in the United States Army Air Corps during World War II. A memorial service will be held Aug. 13 at noon at the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport. Donations in her memory may be made to the John Clarke Nursing Center, Activities Fund, 600 Valley Rd., Middletown, RI 02842. James H. Terry, 70, of Middletown, passed away August 5, 2011, at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. He was the husband of June (Lewers) Terry. His funeral will be Saturday, Aug. 13 at 2 p.m. at St. Columba’s Chapel, 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown. Donations in his memory may be made to Salve Regina Mercy Center, 100 Ochre Point Ave., Newport. William Terpening, 69, of Newport, passed away August 5, 2011 at home surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Karen (Deasley) Terpening. Richard Gilbert Webb, 79, of Newport, passed away July 30, 2011. A memorial service will be held Saturday, Sept. 17 at 11 a.m. at Channing Memorial Church, Newport.
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REEL REPORT Fluke Stay Hot â€“ Bass Records Smashed By Tim Flaherty The new moon of July 30 gave local anglers a full week of strong tides and, subsequently, some of the best fishing of the season. EachÂ day last week the tides were over 4 feet, which produced strong currents and made for excellent rip and drift fishing. During these strong tidal days, the ocean bottom is churned and small crabs, lobsters, and baitfish are caught in the rip, providing feeding opportunities for striped bass and bluefish. Ocean storms will provide similar conditions. Anglers can look forward to another week of strong tidal action with the approach of the full moon on Saturday the 13th. Ledgemonster blues, the jumbo variety of bluefish, have finally arrived in substantial numbers on the ocean side and have provided light tackle enthusiasts with some fantastic battles. One young lass fishing with us hooked into one of these beasts, struggling with it for 15 minutes. During the fight, there were several times when the fish leapt at least three feet into the air. That ten-year-old was ultimately rewarded with a 13-pounder.Â On our light tackle charters, we fish with 6.5â€™ Shimano Voltaeus rods, equipped with a Daiwa SL20 reel, filled with 15lb test line. Using good quality light tackle is critical to the success of those fishing for the big ones in this manner. Yet, even with the best tools, any angler still needs to exercise great skill and patience to land his or her fish. Many of these giant bluefish have been alive for more than fifteen years and have parted many an anglerâ€™s line. Old ledgemonsters, when finally caught, often show evidence of their victorious battles of the past: rusted plugs hanging from under their jaws and hooks of other less successful fishermen embedded in the edges of their mouths. One time, we landed a ledgemonster blue that, apparently, had succeeded in chewing his way free from a gill net. Â The fishâ€™s sharp teeth sawed a hole through the net, then tore
Lewis and Neil Grassie, at top, Will Riley, center, and Eve and Hannah Grassie show off some of their 120lb catch from last weekend. or chewed through another piece of net, setting itself free. Remaining pieces of those nets became wedged just behind its gills, forming a ring of netting that extended for 3â€? around its body. Over the years, the fishâ€™s skin and tissue had grown over the tightly constricted net. This is a remarkable example of bluefish survivability.Â Of course, we released this exceedingly lucky bluefish. The best fluke fishing of the season has continued for a second week. Large schools of small baitfish and large pods of squid continue to appear near our shores, with jumbo fluke in pursuit. Peter Andromalas, an island native and one of our former mates, is an excellent young angler with great skill and determination. He had a huge day fluking last week, with, Rich Bonvegna and Kris Littledale. While drift-fishing over the 50-foot bottom humps, three miles south of the Sakonnet Lighthouse, Andromalas and crew limited out with 21 fish. Their largest fluke was well over 8lbs. Andromalas makes his own, unique fluke jigs and has shared a few secrets he is willing to let us share with you. He prefers to use a three-way swivel with a 5oz. torpedo-shaped jig snapped to one ring of the three-way and on the
other ringÂ he fashions a Clorofloro leader of 2â€? in length, then attaches a skirt. Below that he fashions a #6 Gamagatsu hook. For bait, Andromalas insists that a whole squid or pogy fillet works best. This has been an unprecedented year for striped bass recordsetting, locally. This past Fatherâ€™s Day, Peter Vican broke his own R.I. striped bass record. Fishing from a charter boat out of Snug Harbor Marina, Vican landed a bass weighing in at 77lbs. and 4 oz., a fish that should easilyÂ retain his state record here for years to come, or not! Last Thursday, August 4th, while fishing at night on Long Island Sound near Fisherâ€˜s Island, N.Y, Greg Meyerson may have broken the world record for striped bass. His 40-yearold cow bass tipped the scales at 81.88lbs! When officially certified by the I.G.F.A., it will be a new world record for the species. What is the chance of anyone landing a striper of 50lbs. or more? Itâ€™s a million to one shot! Tight lines! Capt. Tim, of Flaherty Charters, Castle Hill, Newport, is an island native, who taught high school and college history. He has been bay angling for over 50 years as did his father, Frank.
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States Meet Regarding Fishery Resources The Atlantic States Marine Fisheries Commission was formed by the 15 Atlantic coast states ( Florida through Maine, and Pennsylvania ) to assist in managing and conserving their shared coastal fishery resources. The held a fourday summer meeting earlier this month in Alexandria, Virginia. Each of the states is represented by three commissioners â€“ the director of the stateâ€™s marine fisheries management agency, a state legislator and an individual representing fishery interests, appointed by the governor. Representative Peter Martin (DDist. 75, Newport) was appointed to the commission last year. Mar-
tin said his experience with the commission has been helpful to him during the past legislative session, when he introduced a number of bills to support the Rhode Island fishing community. At the meeting the commission affirmed its support for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration and its efforts to improve marine recreational fisheries statistics, to develop and implement a new survey methodology and catch estimates. â€œThe work of this commission is vitally important, to Rhode Island and all the states along the Atlantic coast,â€? Martin said. â€œCooperative management â€“ among the states
and with the federal government â€“ is key to sustaining healthy coastal fishery resources, and this commission is dedicated to doing just that. The work of this panel benefits the fishing industry, sports anglers and all citizens who enjoy the bounties of the seas and who are interested in keeping these resources healthy and plentiful.â€? Martin, who is serving his second term in the House of Representatives, is the Vice Chairman of the House Committee on Municipal Government and a member of the House Committee on Judiciary and the House Committee on Veteransâ€™ Affairs.
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Regatta Receives Reeve Foundation Grant For the second time in its nineyear history, the C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Regatta is the beneficiary of a grant from the Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation. The foundation awards grant monies to non-profit organizations in recognition of programs that enable people with disabilities to live independent and active lives. The Quality of Life grant underscores the mission of the C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta which was created to allow sailors with disabilities to reach their personal competitive goals, which in turn has a direct impact on their quality of life. “It [The Clagett] has really improved my quality of life, my independence, and what I’m going to do with the rest of my life,” said Jody Hill (Seabrook, Texas). A professional yacht skipper before his spinal cord injury in 2006, Hill frankly admits that during his first two years postinjury he was depressed and getting into trouble. That changed once he found he could get back on the water. The 2010 Clagett Regatta was his second-ever disabled sailing race. “It’s just been a real boost for me mentally and physically.” Hill’s story is familiar to the organizers of the C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta, which has become North America’s premier event for sailors with disabilities. The ninth annual edition will take place Aug. 20-23 at Sail Newport, Rhode Island’s community sailing center. The Quality of Life Grant will allow the event organizers to purchase a hydraulic-powered lift that facilitates the transfer of a wheelchair-bound sailor into a boat. “The Clagett” has a stated mission of assisting sailors in realizing their potential on the water by providing them both the knowledge and tools to improve their skills through the one-day
2010 Clagett Regatta winner Charles Rosenfield was the 2010 Clagett Regatta winner of the C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta (Photo by Dan Nerney) ing Farrar (New York, N.Y.) for the Help Needed on-the-water coaching that will Volunteers needed Sunday take place during the three days – Tuesday, Aug. 21- 23, 9-10:30 of racing, Sunday through Tuesa.m. and 3:00- 4:30 to be on the day, August 21-23. docks to assist the sailors into The event is conducted in the and out of their boats as well three boats that have been choas helping the sailors properly sen as the equipment of the Paratie up their boats at the docks. lympic Regatta: the three-person Help at the duty desk in the Sonar, the two-person SKUD-18 tent is also needed Saturdayand the singlehanded 2.4 MeTuesday, Aug. 21 - 23 from 8 tre. Participation by able-bodied a.m. – 6 p.m., shifts are two sailors in both the 2.4 Metre and hours for the duty desk. Sonar fleets will raise the comclinic that precedes racing, and petitive bar even higher. Blind then the opportunity to test sailors are also included, and them in competition. The water they will race J/22s with sighted provides a level playing field for guides for the Sail Newport Blind sailors to challenge themselves National Sailing Championship. The C. Thomas Clagett Jr. Meboth physically and mentally in a sport that is frequently de- morial Clinic and Regatta honors the late Tom Clagett (1916-2001), scribed as chess on water. The pre-race clinic on Satur- a U.S. Navy World War II veteran day, Aug. 20, will again be run who learned to sail on Chesaby world champion sailors: US peake Bay. As a youngster he Sailing Team AlphaGraphics suffered temporary paralysis as Paralympic Coach Betsy Alison, the result of a bout of meningi2004 Olympian Stan Schreyer tis; it was an experience that left (Northampton, Mass.) and 2008 him with a deep respect for the Canadian Paralympic Coach accomplishments of people with Craig Guthrie (Halifax, Nova Sco- disabilities, especially athletes. More information and the Notia). They will be joined by Tornado National Champion Jona- tice of Race (NOR) available at than Farrar (New York, N.Y.) and www.clagettregatta.org 2004 Olympian Isabelle Kinsolv-
Final Volleyball Tourney
3rd Linda Egan/ Lisa Lunney 3rd Tina Jichi/ Amy Resnick MA 1st Travis Germano/ Steve Germano 2nd Angelo Pananas/ Keith Skaret 3rd Rob Mullowney/ Richard Ratcliff 3rd Tim Walls/ Mike McCleary WA 1st Erica Judy/ Mercedes Weaver 2nd Jennifer Cabral/ Megan Armburg 3rd Beth Parkhurst/ Celeste Ferguson 3rd Shelly Yochum/ Lanie Williams MB 1st Jonathan Silva/ Kevin Wecht August 6/7 Tournament Results 2nd Eric Sisson/ Geoffrey Sisson MO 3rd Ralph Sacco/ Keith Sacco 1st Matty Ferriera/ Kyle O’Neill RCO Hurricane Bowl 2nd Jack Delehanty/ Jason Lemish 1st Robin Leclerc/ Juss Leclerc 3rd Tom Ambrose/ Leo Rodriguez 2nd Amy Shaker/ Pedro Fernandes 3rd Jeff Magalhaes/ Ricky Pszenny 3rd Christina Fucci/ Jeff Magalhaes WO 3rd Taylor Violet/ Trent Western 1st Barbara Mulligan/ Nicole Brehaut RCA Hurricane Bowl 2nd Amy Shaker/ Kristen Marshall 1st Robin Murray/ Matt Magalhaes 3rd Shana Speer/ Maggie Mohrfeld 2nd Eliza Badeau/ Kyle Pydynkowski WAA 3rd Katy Henegan/ Aaron Mello 1st Zina Gomes/ Cintia Alessi 3rd Jordan Geddis/ Evan White 2nd Faith Krause/ Michelle Gauvin
The last two-day weekend of the Newport Volleyball Club beach league will be held on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 20-21 at Easton’s Beach starting at 9 a.m. After that weekend, a short hiatus takes place, giving players enough time to rest before the Fall Classic tournaments on Saturday, Sept. 10. More information can be found online at www.newportvolleyballclub.com.
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The Pop Flack Tennis Courts, located on King Street in Newport, which have been closed for renovations will be reopen on Monday, Aug. 15. The courts at Murphy Park, Rogers High School, Hunter Park and Vernon Park will all be open during this time. For more information, please contact the Newport Recreation Department at 845-5800.
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The Newport Gulls were eliminated from NECBL playoffs in sweep by Laconia, losing 8-7 in their final 2011 game on Aug. 4. Newport finished the regular season with a 29-13 record, the third-best mark in franchise history, and won its eighth regularseason divisional title. For more, visit the Gulls’ website at newportgulls.com.
Jamestown Sailing Series The Jamestown Yacht Club held the eighth race of their summer sailing series on Aug. 9 The following are the results for the race: A Class: 1. Picante, J/109, R. Salk/J. Sahagian; 2. Hidalgo, Mod Express 37, Rich Moody; 3. Next Wave, Farr 395, Steve Clarke; 4. The Cat Came Back, Swan 42 Mod, Linc Mossop; 5. Floating Point, CTM Frers 40, Pat Clayton; 6. Breakaway, J/35, Paul Grimes. B Class: 1. Aurora, Tartan 41, Andrew Kallfelz; 2. Phantom, J/80, Victor Bell; 3. Epiphany,
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Page 28 Newport This Week August 11, 2011
MLK Center Gets a Needed Boost
McBean Grant Spurs Challenge for Tall Ship
The hull of the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry undergoes steelwork at Promet Marine in Providence. (Photo by Onne van der Wal) Back in 2008, it was a perfect time for Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island (OHPRI) to find a deal on a tall ship hull, but a formidable year to launch a multi-million dollar campaign to acquire the vessel and finish its build-out as Rhode Island’s official Education-at-Sea school ship. The 501(c)3, Newport-based organization this month surpassed the $4 million mark in its $6.6 million goal to complete the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, a 196’ (sparred length) three-masted, square rigger to be used as a platform for experiential education that supports and promotes sail training, marine trade workforce development and marine conservation and environmental stewardship to students of all ages.
By Tom Shevlin
“With the commitment early on of several private donors, we were able to acquire the steel hull of the former HMS Detroit, which had been built by a group in Canada,” said OHPRI Chairman Bart Dunbar. “In the three years since we moved it to Rhode Island, we have made great strides in our fundraising efforts.” Most recently, the Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust awarded a grant for $200,000 to OHPRI. The Trust provides grants to organizations focused on environmental preservation that enhances the quality of life in Newport. This momentum spurred OHPRI Board Member Regis de Ramel’s Stratus Foundation to put in place a $500,000 challenge grant, whereby if any new or existing donor contributes $500,000, the Stratus Foundation will increase its current commitment of $250,00 to $500,000, thus earning $750,00 in new philanthropic revenue. “These major gifts, added to the generosity of our many Plank Owners, will build the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry as our state school ship between now and 2013 when we want to begin enrolling students,” said Tom Goddard, OHPRI’s fundraising chairman. “That $500,000 donor is key to our 2012-13 shipbuilding efforts, yet we will eagerly welcome 500 more Plank Owners.” Two years ago, the organization began offering recognition as a Plank Owner for donors who pledge $1,000 or more over two years, and over 200 people, businesses and foundations have since signed on.
One year after being pushed to the brink of closure, the food pantry at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center got a big boost this week from the National Football League and the International Tennis Hall of Fame. The center, which provides food services to over 1,000 area residents throughout the year, was selected as a recipient of a $10,000 donation from Taste of the NFL, a nonprofit which rallies the country’s top chefs and the NFL’s greatest players to raise money in support of food banks throughout the country. This year, the organization dispatched its board members to select an organization in their communities to benefit from a donation. That’s where Christopher E. Clouser, the chairman of the International Tennis Hall of Fame, comes in. Also a member of the Board of Directors of Taste of the NFL, Clouser made the funds available to the Hall of Fame to distribute. According to MLK Center Executive Director Marylin Warren, the donation came just at the right time. Recently, she notes, the center experienced a heavy dose of Murphy’s Law – that adage that holds, “Anything that can go wrong will go wrong.” Case in point: When the center’s main kitchen refrigerator broke down, Warren had all of the perishables moved to a different freezer. One day later, it also broke down. Warren says that the money donated by the ITHOF and Taste of the NFL should get both units back up and running. Any money left over, she said, will go to purchase proteins like chicken, hamburgers, eggs and turkey. “We’re seeing 20-25 percent
MLK Center executive director Marilyn Warren, left, with a check from International Tennis Hall of Fame board chairman Christopher E. Clouser (center) and CEO Mark L. Stenning. more clients every single month,” says Warren. Most of the increase is made up of families – some with five to seven kids – that are coming into the center in order to put food on the table.” And while demand is increasing, Warren adds that donations have actually been dropping off. “No one should have to choose between rent and food, or medicine and food,” Warren notes, “but sadly, many in Newport County face that struggle.” Thankfully, the MLK Center has a broad base of community support. In addition to purchasing non-perishable foods from the RI Community Food Bank, the center also receives donations of fresh produce from farms and local churches. Even neighbors with seasonal vegetable gardens drop off bags from time to time. Broadway mainstay Tucker’s Bistro also has become a regular contributor, adding extra items to their weekly delivery orders that go straight to the pantry. Warren says
that she’s hoping more local restaurants follow suit. As Warren whisked Clouser and Stenning around the building on an impromptu tour, it became clear just how much the center does on a daily basis. In the morning, the cafeteria is filled with patrons of the center’s breakfast program, while outside, kids assemble for the beginning of the day’s summer camp activities. Upstairs, Warren opens the door to a new literacy library staffed by volunteers from Literacy Volunteers of the East Bay in a collaborative program being funded by the United Way. In the teen center, the Women’s Resource Center of Newport County has also partnered with MLK to work with at-risk girls. And finally, downstairs, a new food pantry is stocked with rice, eggs, cereal, and produce in a grocery store layout intended to provide clients more dignity and choice. “It’s awesome,” Clouser said of the center. “And it looks like the timing of this gift is good.”
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