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Vol. 38, No. 38

Newport† BORN FREE

THURSDAY, September 23, 2010

Sailing into Fall

What’s Inside



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Kite surfers take advantage of a gusty Southwesterly breeze on Wednesday, the last official day of summer. Fall was expected to arrive with some unseasonably warm weather.

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  NEWPORT – In what could help establish Newport as a laboratory for research into alternative fuel sources, the city has been awarded a $466,750 grant from the state’s Office of Energy Resources for the development of a pilot project to determine the feasibility of turning the seaweed collected at Easton’s Beach into biodeisel.   Consider it the environmental equivalent of turning lemons into lemonade.   And while research into algaebased biofuels is still in its infancy, as Bruce Bartlett, the city’s parttime grant writer said recently, there is reason for hope.   According to Bartlett, algae has been shown to be a highly efficient source of biofuel, and since it’s naturally occurring, it has the potential to be “an infintely self-sustain-

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Planning Board Endorses Berm Concept   By Tom Shevlin   NEWPORT–City Planning Board members on Monday agreed that proposed improvements to the Easton’s Pond berm fit well within the city’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan, but were of mixed opinion on which materials to recommend using in the project.   After hearing from Director of Utilities Julia Forgue, the board specifically bore down on which material – riprap, or an articulating vegetated concrete – to use along the slope of the badly deteriorated berm.   Several members of the board, including chair Naomi Neville, voiced their support for using riprap along a portion of the berm slope saying that in addition to being a more attractive option, it might present the best deterrent against the public making their way down to the water’s edge.   However, others found themselves preferring the vegetated concrete option. Board member James Dring, for one, recalled going down to the berm when he was growing up and tossing blocks of riprap into the water. He wondered if adding more riprap to the area would only perpetuate that type of behavior.   According to Director of Utilities Forgue, the answer is a decided ‘yes.’   Following up her remarks on the city’s recommendation to pursue the vegetated concrete option, she said that riprap would prove

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From Nuisance to Fuel Source

Repairs are planned for the berm at Easton’s Pond. (Photo by Lynne Tungett) to be more expensive to the city in both material costs and in maintenance – much of which would come from the need to constantly replace blocks removed by vandalism or from storms.   In addition, according to City Manager Edward F. Lavallee, the riprap would be more susceptible to weed vegetation which can be burdensome to the upkeep of the berm and its structural integrity. Given time, Lavallee added, the vegetated concrete would resemble more closely the natural look the berm currently holds.   Not only that, but it would be more affordable as well, he said.   “One of the things that’s in the back of my mind is that we’re all paying for this,” Lavallee said, not-

ing that the repairs are only one of several major infrastructure projects the city needs to tackle.   In the end, the board chose not to weigh in formally on the riprap and vegetated concrete options, instead opting to simply endorse the project, per a Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) request, as in line with the city’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan.   The proposed design is expected to soon head to the City Council for final approval.   In other business, board members unanimously approved a preliminary plan for a subdivision at 120B Hillside Ave., plat 5, lots 99, 100, and 101 – a critical piece to the future East Bay Met School building.

Film Weekend Recalls Doris Duke’s Interests   Doris Duke Days, a 3-day film series organized by the Newport Restoration Foundation and the Jane Pickens Theater and Event Center, celebrates Doris Duke’s many passions via a selection of films the heiress and preservationist would surely have enjoyed. The films, which will be shown this Friday-Sunday (Sept. 24-26), cover jazz, preservation, surfing, the environment, dogs, and life in Newport— all topics Duke found enthralling.   Both new and old films are included. Among the screenings of new films are: “Old House Soul,” a documentary of the life of Rhode Island preservationist Steve Tyson Sr.; “From Harlem to Hollywood with Bill Shelley,” a film showing never-before-seen clips of jazz greats from the 1920s on; and “Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child,” an art documentary scheduled for release in October. Also on tap: “Best in Show,” a 2000 comedy about a national dog show competition; “Highwater,” a 2008 surfing documentary; and “Tapped,” a 2009 documentary about the bottled water industry.   Tickets are $10 per film, or $60 for an unlimited pass. The event benefits the Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center, a historic theater dating from 1834, located in Newport’s Washington Square.   Newport Restoration Foundation, which Doris Duke founded in 1968 to rescue Newport’s dilapidated homes, is headquartered on Touro Street, in Washington Square, just up the hill from the Jane Pickens Theater. Today, NRF is a leading historic preservation group in Newport, managing more than 80 historic buildings, including Duke’s former Bellevue Avenue mansion, Rough Point.   Working together on this event recalls an earlier era: Jane Pickens, a 1930s singer, and Doris Duke, the tobacco heiress, were friends and contemporaries in the Newport social scene. Visit janepickens. com to order tickets and see a complete listing of films. FRIDAY, SEPT. 24–4:00 p.m. Old House Soul, including Q&A TO GO with filmmaker Don Manley. Doris Duke Days at the This documentary examines Jane Pickens Theater the life and work of Steve Tyson WHEN: Friday, Sept. 24 Sr. (1942-2008), a Rhode Island Sunday, Sept. 26 preservationist whose company WHERE: The Jane Pickens is responsible for restoring and Theater & Event Center, 49 preserving hundreds of historic Touro Street buildings and houses across the PRICE: $10 per film or $60 for state. The film pays homage to a pass to all 11 films TICKETS: Available online at See “FILM” on page 24


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Does the Old Stone Mill Have a Forgotten Free-Mason Past? By Meg O’Neil We’ve all seen it, we’ve heard all the stories of lore, and we’ve all been fascinated by the great unknown of its origins. The Newport Tower, which sits 28 feet high in Touro Park near Bellevue Ave., is an architectural mystery that has baffled researchers and historians for years. Countless theories that range from Norse Vikings, Knights Templar from medieval Scotland, Chinese sailors, and more as the original builders of the tower have been proposed for years. Enter Danish researcher, Jorgen Siemonsen who spoke to the Newport Historical Society last of the Newport Tower. According to him, none of those popular myths tell the truth about the famed Tower. Siemonsen proposes that, “there is a huge probability” that the tower was built by the Freemasons in about 1750 with the help of Peter Harrison, a well-known architect of the day. Harrison created an octagonal shaped summer house for Newporter Abraham Redwood in the mid 1700s. The octagon shape is commonly used among the highly secretive fraternity of Freemasons. Siemonsen believes that the area around or in the tower was where the Freemasons may have conducted their ritualistic meetings. He went on to say, “There is an old Danish saying: The Truth is in the earth. The soil doesn’t lie.” If the soil doesn’t lie, then Siemonsen has made major progress in solving the mystery of the tower. No archeological digs at the site have ever turned up any artifacts that predate Colonial times. Besides lack of physical artifacts, Carbon-14 testing on the tower’s stone, which can determine the age of carbonaceous materials of items up to roughly 60,000 years old, points to signs that it was built between 1740 and 1810. Siemonsen cements his theory with other results; Harrison commonly used the octagon shaped design, much like the eight pillars that the tower boasts, and the fact that Newport’s Masonic lodge was founded in 1749. Coincidence? Or perhaps a major step in determining the true origin of Newport’s most dumbfounding relics of history.


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NEWPORT — United Water, the city’s outsourced wastewater system manager, has offered to pay for materials and equipment to replant the daffodils near America’s Cup Avenue, City Manager Edward F. Lavallee said on Monday.   The flowers were lost last year as that area was used for the staging of construction materials and equipment during the Long Wharf force main pipe replacement.

  According to Lavallee, there have been some inquiries and complaints that the flower bed was not restored by the contractor.   But with an agreement now in place, the bed is expected to be in bloom again next spring.   Scott Wheeler, of the city’s department of public services, is coordinating the replanting effort, Lavallee said.

The America’s Cup Revisited

Paul Callahan and Ted Turner at the 12 Metre Era America’s Cup Legends Panel. It is no surprise that Newport was the epicenter of the 12 Metre “world” last week. It is also not shocking that Ted Turner and his former America’s Cup Tactician Gary Jobson, USSAILING’s current President, revealed that they still have their sailing skills after 33 years. The team and their able crew showed their expertise during the three-day 2010 North Americans, earning five bullets in regatta and winning their division. The many on-the-water spectators included a whale. This was the perfect kickoff to the 2010 America’s Cup 12 Metre Era Reunion presented by Rolex and hosted by New York Yacht Club which extended through Sunday, September 19 at New York Yacht Club’s Harbour Court.



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In Her Footsteps By Jack and Elise Kelly   As a blissful native Newporter, Brigid Erin Kelly spent her 20 years making her mark upon the island. In the midst of a proud Irish community, she took competitive energy from years of traditional Irish Step Dancing and applied it to everything she found passion for. Brigid was an able student and both a spirited athlete and coach. She was a resilient model to the women whose lives she influenced, and a favored ally to her family and friends. This December brings the 9th anniversary of Brigid’s loss, and the town she touched continues to celebrate her memory. Annually, Newport rallies to honor the generosity and opportunity which Brigid faithfully personified.

A Legacy of Giving

Inspired by these matchless qualities, the Brigid E. Kelly Scholarship Committee assembled rigorous canons at its creation in 2002. Graduating female students who have earned their education and excelled over the course of their four years at Rogers High School are encouraged to apply. Considered candidates have shown their ability to pursue their interests, having participated in sports or extra curricular activities throughout their high school careers. In appreciation for a dream that Brigid was unable to satisfy, the applicant must also be pursuing a degree in the field of education. To date, nine young women have fit this distinction, and they have been supported by this memorial scholarship as they follow their hearts and fulfill their educations. The first recipient was awarded in 2002 to Jaclyn Briggs, whose ambitions were undoubtedly influenced by her friendship with Brigid. Jackie achieved a Bachelors of Science in 2006 and a Masters in the Art of Teaching in 2007 from the University of New Hampshire. Jackie is now in her third year teaching Physical Education at Memorial Elementary School in Newton, New Hampshire. In addition to teaching, she has spent eight consecutive summers conducting cheer leading camps with the National Cheerleaders Association. In 2007, Jackie became a head coach for cheer leading at UNH. Her success has been a complement to the mission of Brigid’s scholarship. Brigid’s devoted and equally enthusiastic younger sister, Elise Kelly, earned the scholarship in 2003. Elise received her Bachelors of Science in Interdisciplinary Studies in 2007 from Radford University. She is currently in the final year of graduate school at RU, spending the year student teaching at Price’s Fork Elementary School in Blacksburg, Virginia. Elise’s spirit has always mirrored that of her sister’s. Her strength and involvement in keeping Brigid’s memory alive has allowed her to carry her sister’s determination along with her.   Alison DeCotis was awarded

Thanks to a memorial fund in her name, Brigid Kelly’s contribution to the community continues even since her passing nine years ago. the scholarship in 2004. Ali also went on to the University of New Hampshire, completing a Bachelor’s of Science in 2008 and Master’s of Education in 2009. Ali is currently in her second year teaching sixth grade Science at Hampton Academy, in Hampton, New Hampshire. She is also an assistant track coach at Hampton Academy. In 2005, Jennifer Buckley received the scholarship and she has been working diligently on her college degree at Rhode Island College. Jennifer is a local advisor at Thompson Middle School and Rogers High School for their SADD (Student’s Against Drunk Driving) program. As she travels towards her goals, Jennifer continues to encourage her student community to acknowledge and adopt values in honor of her cousin, Brigid. Meghan DeCotis, the 2006 recipient, also went on to Rhode Island College. Meghan is currently student teaching history at ExeterWest Greenwich High School. She will walk the stage and complete her undergraduate experience in December 2010. Four fresh scholarship winners: Melissa Carrasquillo (2007), Michelle Norbury (2008), Donna Dugan (2009), and Talia Loyola (2010) continue to pursue their educations with their sights on their own charitable teaching careers. These nine young women are   Brigid’s legacy, accomplishments made in her footsteps.

Carrying on Where She Left Off

A secondary education major at Salve Regina University, Brigid had found herself concentrating on history at the time of her devastating car crash. Just two weeks after her 20th birthday, Brigid was also the head coach for the Rogers High School cheer leading team, and was actively assisting with the school’s track team, as their high jump guru. Each one of these scholarships is a toast to Brigid’s life and echoes her altruistic approach. The hope and intention which she brought to her 20 years will be passed on each year as her scholarship alters the lives of similarly brilliant women.   In our ritual effort to keep Brig-

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id as a vital element in the future of Newport’s educators, the scholarship committee will soon host its yearly fund-raiser. In addition to the annual scholarship, the foundation also donates to the RI Chapter of Mother’s Against Drunk Driving (MADD). This donation helps to sustain MADD in its quest to support grieving families and loved ones in the future, in appreciation for the comfort which they provided for the Kelly family in their loss.

Stepping Out for Brigid

Please join us on Saturday, Oct. 2,at Gooseberry Beach in Newport, RI for the Brigid E. Kelly 3.5-Mile Run/Family Fun Walk. This dynamic event begins with registration at 9 a.m. The competitive run begins at 10 a.m. then followed by the Family Fun Walk at 10:05 a.m. Strollers and sociable dogs are welcome along. There will be no lack of food, refreshments and door prizes (donations from tempting area businesses). Local scenic photography awaits winning male and female runners in seven age groups and for both the overall male and female winners. The Kelly family extends their gratitude for their community’s loyal support and sponsorship.   To learn more about the Brigid E. Kelly Memorial Foundation and past events, visit:

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NEWS BRIEFS Anthony Farm Tour   Anthony’s Farm, Aquidneck Land Trust’s first conserved property in Portsmouth will be offering a tour to the public on Saturday, Sept. 25. Anthony’s Farm is home to many of the ponies that appear in the polo matches held at The Glen, and a demonstration of the training and breeding techniques used to develop these animals will be offered during the tour. This free tour will be led by the farms manager and the founder of the Newport International polo Series, Dan Keating. The tour will begin at 9 a.m. at 2505 east Main Rd. in Portsmouth. Space is limited so please RSVP to Courtney Huth at, or at 401-849-2799 ext. 19.

“Shred It Day”   Protect yourself from identity theft and fraud. Don’t throw out your old financial documents, shred them at NewportFed’s Shred It Day on Saturday, Sept. 25 from 8:30 – 11: 30 a.m. Professional document shredding company, ShredIt Providence, will be set up at two of NewportFed’s Aquidneck Island locations; 165 E. Main Rd., Middletown, and 1430 E. Main Rd., Portsmouth. Customers can bring in documents to these branches to be securely cross-cut and shred for free.

Watershed Conference   Sponsored by Salve Regina and the Aquidneck Island Watershed Council, this conference will educate and engage the public on local watershed issues so they can be part of the solution to clean and abundant drinking water. The results of this year’s water testing program will also be presented.   Taking place on Thursday, Sept. 30, from 5 – 8 p.m. in the Bazarsky Lecture Hall in the O’Hare Academic Center at Salve Regina. The conference will feature reports from the citizen/scientist water testing teams and will offer opportunities for participants to test water samples from their homes or local stream or pond. For more information, call Peter Fagan at 846-5434 or visit

Garden Club Yard Sale   The Portsmouth Garden Club will be holding its second annual yard sale on Saturday Sept. 25 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Aquidneck Island Christian Academy. The yard sale is sure to offer great buys on quality merchandise including furniture, art, books, toys, jewelry, and sports equipment. Proceeds will benefit the general fund of the Portsmouth Garden Club.

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Festa Italiana Kick Off Meet and Mingle on   The Sons of Italy are kicking off 4th Fridays the 2010 Newport Festa Italiana with Ziti Night. The Forum Lodge #391, Order of Sons of Italy will hold its annual John Panaggio Ziti Night on Friday, Sept. 24, from 5-7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Valley Rd. in Middletown. All proceeds from this event benefit the Anna M. Ripa Memorial Scholarship fund. The 2010 recipients were Ian Maher of Rogers High School, Nicholas Libutti of Portsmouth High School, and James Steele of Middletown High School. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 and can be purchased from any Forum Lodge member or by calling 849-7087. This is the first event of the Newport Festa Italiana which continues until Monday, Oct. 11.

Learn-to-Skate   Ice skating lessons will be held at the Cabot–Harmon Ice Center at the St. George’s School on Oct. 16. Sessions will be held from 9 – 9:50 a.m. and 10- 10:50 a.m. for all skill levels ranging from beginner to advanced. An ice hockey skating skills group is also being offered to anyone who is interested. Registration for this event will be held on Oct. 9, from 10-11 a.m. at the Cabot-Harmon Ice Center. Classes for Tots (age 3-4) and parents will also be available. For more information, contact Dorothy Cunningham, Director, at 508-577-3092.

“The AAUW Experience”   Members of the Newport County American Association of University Women will tour the new Child & Family Services facility on Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. Sharon Rust-Bottone will talk about the Ophelia Mentoring project which helps girls succeed. The evening includes “The AAUW Experience,” a virtual tour of AAUW. The public is welcome. Refreshments will be served. For more information call, Judith Terry at 683-1950.


  The Newport Art Museum’s new T.G.I.F. live music and art series, is back on Friday, Sept. 24, 6 - 9 p.m. This is an opportunity for friends to meet and mingle after work, while enjoying the galleries, music, refreshments and a cash bar. In addition, Tom Goddard will give a gaming demonstration called “War Machine By Privateer,” during which visitors will have an opportunity to learn to play. Guests also can try their hand at Origami (Japanese paper folding) with Caroline Goddard. 4th Fridays will continue throughout the fall on the fourth Friday of every month. Admission is $5 for Museum members, $8 for non-members (no reservations necessary.) “The four-piece group the WANDAS separate themselves from the large pack of Boston pop bands with a tightly designed, smart sound.” The September 4th Fridays event is sponsored in part by Narragansett Brewing Company and Newport Wine Cellar.

Optimizing the Web   Entrepreneurs, business owners, marketers and related creatives are invited to gain insight on the subject of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) from SEO specialist Doug Wilson of Netsense. This event, presented free of charge by Newport Interactive Marketers, takes place on Thursday, Sept. 30, from 6 to 9 p.m. in a meeting space upstairs at Christie’s, 14 Perry Mill Wharf.   SEO is a discipline that helps businesses and organizations appear near the top of search engine listings when prospects submit pertinent search phrases. Information on the current best practices for utilizing SEO to boost business. Wilson will also field questions from the audience.   Register in advance at http:// newportinteractivemarketers5. Networking begins at 6 p.m. Presentation will commence at 7. For more information email Suzanne McDonald at sue@

Pell Center Lecture   On Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 6 p.m. in the Young Building ballroom on the campus of Salve Regina University, Gregory Prince, senior consultant for Pathways to College, will give a public lecture, “Teach Them to Challenge Authority,” as part of the Pell Center for International Relationships and Public Policy’s “Making Difference” lecture series. Pathways to College is a national organization committed to expanding college access for the nation’s underserved students and having those students, through their leadership example and success, help improve the learning culture of the schools in which they work. Seating for Prince’s lecture is limited and reservations are suggested. For more information, or to reserve a seat, call 341-2927 or email

A Grand Opening   When he lectured about the aesthetic arts in 1882, the great Oscar Wilde packed playhouses across the US, including a memorable summer performance at Newport’s Stanford White Casino Theatre. Wilde’s historic American lecture tour will be revived at the newly renovated Casino Theatre when Dear Conjunction Theatre Company – based in Paris and London – presents its acclaimed show, “More Lives than One: Oscar Wilde and the Black Douglas.” Written and performed by Leslie Clack, the production will be presented at 8 p.m. on Oct. 7, 8 and 9, as well as a 3 p.m. matinee performance on Saturday, Oct. 9. The Casino Theatre, managed by Salve Regina University, is located on the grounds of the International Tennis Hall of Fame at 9 Freebody St. Tickets are $20 for adults and $15 for students and seniors. They can be purchased by calling 341-2550.

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We live in The Hill and while planting a tree in our garden last spring I dug up this cup, it is unmarked. It was about 2 feet under the surface and has a couple of chips to the rim. Is it worth anything? Jan H. Dear John, With many antiques, the cost and value can be quite different. This is a great little treasure you have uncovered. The Hill gardens often reveal mementos of the distant past. Perhaps a child brought this cup from the kitchen into the garden to play and somehow it got lost, covered and now discovered by you! Commonly called transfer ware, probably English and dates around 1825-35. The décor, with enough research, could tell the pattern name. The cost would be about $25.00 while the value is priceless. This would be a suitable donation to the Newport Historical Society as an artifact for their collection. — Federico Santi, Partner, The Drawing Room Antiques Do you have a treasured item and want to know “what it’s worth?” Send an image, as hi-res as possible, directly to Federico at: or 152 Spring St., Newport

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Blessing of the Bay Flying Kites Global Newport Police Log A  On Thursday, Sept. 23, at 6 p.m., Documentary   During the period, from MonS. John the Evangelist church day, Sept. 13 to Sunday, Sept. 19 the Newport Police Dept. responded to 435 calls. Of that, 134 were motor vehicle related; there were 93 motor vehicle violations issued and 41 accidents. The police also responded to 20 noise complaints and 16 incidents of vandalism. In addition, 44 arrests were made for the following violations:

n  Ten arrests were made for drinking or possession of an open container in public.

n  Seven arrests were made for

in the Point district is hosting a group of priests from all over North America. The Annual Synod of the Province of the Americas of the Society of the Holy Cross (SSC) is a gathering of Anglo-Catholic clergy from the US, Canada, the Caribbean, and South America. This group of over 60 priests will be presenting the Solemn First Evensong of Our Lady at 6 p.m. on Thursday night at S. John’s. Following the Evensong, the Synod will walk, by torchlight, for a procession to Goat Island for a “Blessing of the Bay.”

“Jamestown Day” Returns

noise violations.

n  Six arrests were made for simple assault or battery.

n  Five arrests were made on the

  The Friends of Jamestown Youth are introducing their organization and its cause to the community by reinstating “Jamestown Day.” A well-known celebration from years past, it will be held at the Ft. Getty pavilion on Oct. 1 at 5 p.m. (rain date Oct. 3) admission is $10 per car. “Jamestown Day” will have live entertainment, food, activities, games, crafts and a bon fire on top of the hill. The Jamestown Community Band, The Jamestown Community Theatre and The Jamestown Community Chorus will all be showing their talents throughout the night. There will also be a performance by Michael Larkin’s Band Dead Bleus Society. This will be a non-alcohol event open to the public. For more information call Bill Piva at 423-7260.

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n  Two arrests were made for public urination.

n  Two arrests were made for DUI.

n  The additional 12 arrests were made for various reasons.

Water Main Flushing Progam The Newport Water Division will begin a water main flushing program during evening hours beginning Sept. 27. This program should last approximately four weeks. In Middletown and Portsmouth the flushing will begin in the Paradise Ave. area and continue west toward Aquidneck Ave., and the northern section of West Main Rd. in Middletown beginning at and including Redwood Farm and working south toward Valley Rd. In Newport, the flushing will begin in the Eustis Avenue/Kay Street area, and continue west toward Broadway. The hydrant flushing will begin at 8 p.m. and continue until 11 p.m. Discolored water may be experienced anywhere throughout the system during the flushing activity. It is recommended that use of water be minimized during the hours of flushing. Please call 845-5600 for additional information.

Pizza and Pirates   The Middletown Library and acclaimed storyteller John Brennan invite you to bring the family for delicious pizza and thrilling tales of Newport’s pirate history on Monday, Sept. 27 from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m., at the Middletown Public Library, 700 W. Main Rd. The Middletown Public Library and the Middletown Substance Abuse Prevention Task Force are teaming-up to deliver pizza, pirates and laughs as part of the nation-wide Family Dinner Night celebration of eating together. Studies have shown that the more often children sit down to dinner with their families the less likely they are to smoke, drink or use drugs. This is a free event! To reserve your tickets call 846-1573.

  A non-profit based in Newport that runs a school and home for orphaned children in Kenya, Flying Kites Global, recently finished a documentary film about the children living on the streets in New Delhi, India. On Tuesday, Sept. 28, a screening of the film “Nowhere Children” will be shown at the Jane Pickens Theater at 7:30 p.m. Following the film will be a Q&A session and cocktail reception. $10 to attend the screening and $20 to attend both the film and reception. For reservations, call 619-5919 or email Tickets are also available at the door.

Ocean Drive Sidewalks Receive Attention   After years of being left to the elements, the state Department of Transportation has begun making improvements to the sidewalks that line the southern-most tip of Brenton Point.   The $117,000 project cost is being paid for by federal funds, administered by the RIDOT.   The work calls for the complete sidewalk replacement and re-curbing of a stretch of Ocean Drive in the vicinity of Harrison Avenue. It does not include any improvements to the adjacent seawalls, but according to Director of Public Services William Riccio, it should help slow their further deterioration by reducing the amount of water collected at the base of the walls.   Riccio also said that the sidewalk repairs are just the beginning of a series of projects planned for the scenic road. In the coming weeks, the city is expected to firm up plans to repave a stretch of road from roughly the eastern entrance to Brenton Point State Park to King’s Beach. And further down the line, he said, will be repairs to the seawalls themselves.

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OPINION EDITORIAL Our Seaweed, Our Future?

  Could it be that the city’s heavily-hyped and much-maligned seaweed harvester is starting to pay off? The signs are indeed encouraging. Since being delivered just after Memorial Day of 2009, the orange contraption with the oversized tires has been riddled with mechanical problems that have made some question the wisdom of city’s investment. It seems that everyone in town has an opinion on the subject. Depending on who you talk to, the harvester is either a symbol of Newport’s forward thinking; or an unnecessarily expensive lawn ornament. For a while, it looked like it could be a $300,000 bet that might not pay off. However, for anyone who has seen the machine in action – and for anyone who has ventured down to Easton’s Beach over the course of the past season – it’s hard not to see potential in the globs of seaweed it dispenses from the sand. The simple fact is, the condition of the beach has improved dramatically this year. Between the seaweed harvester and a diligent raking effort, parts of the beach normally buried under a thick blanket of seaweed have been consistently clear; and the sand, remarkably free of debris. Whether the city’s dreams of converting any of that vexing red algae into biofuel are realized, we applaud the administration’s efforts, and urge the City Council to wholeheartedly endorse the plan being put forth by the city’s economic development team. There can be little doubt that the pervasive seaweed at Easton’s Beach has been one of the city’s most visible black eyes. Should the city succeed in leveraging it into a viable economic engine, it could turn out to be one of Newport’s most celebrated accomplishments, placing the city at the forefront of a developing technology. From there, the prospects for creating real, sustainable green energy jobs would not be far off. And none of it would be possible without the harvester. Or the seaweed, for that matter.

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In a Nod to City’s Cup Bid, San Francisco Mayor Reaches Out   NEWPORT–Putting rivalry aside, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom recently reached out to his counterpart in Newport in an effort to ensure that the next America’s Cup is held back home in the U.S.   In a letter dated Sept. 1st, Newsom wrote to Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano to ask her to sit on an honorary committee comprised of elected officials from Newport to Miami and California.   “To win the competition with European venues we must make ours a national effort with global exposure,” Newsom wrote. “San Francisco is launching a world-class America’s Cup Organizing Commit-

tee (ACOC), and I am inviting you to join the Honorary Committee.”   As it is currently envisioned, the ACOC will be comprised of civic and corporate leaders from across the country as well as a bi-partisan Honorary Committee of elected officials. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, and U.S. Sen. Dianne Feinstein are already on board. Similar invitations were also extended to officials in Miami and San Diego.   The effort is the latest move on behalf of leaders in San Francisco to lure the race to the West Coast – the only North American venue still in contention to host the 34th

America’s Cup. In July, BWM Oracle Racing announced that Newport would not be the site of the next Cup race, but did give indications that it may be a top tier contender for hosting a qualifying regatta for syndicates vying for the chance to take on Larry Ellison’s BMW squad. Up to six other locations are also currently being weighed in Europe.   The BMW Oracle Racing team has asked for the city’s proposal by the end of September. A final decision on the location for the next Cup race is expected by year’s end.

cer survivor, Linda has the passion and vision to assist our local residents who are traveling this difficult road.   Our walk on the 25th, steps off at 8 a.m. sharp from Portsmouth Curves and will proceed down East Main Road to Island Park and back to Ports. Curves. Several local businesses are providing refreshments along the way, including Foodworks Restaurant, Handren’s Hardware, Dunkin Donuts and Reidy’s Restaurant. Registration is $5 and we ask that you get 5 sponsors if possible.   If you are unable to walk, please consider a donation in any amount. All proceeds benefit the Healing Coop. Please help support this

wonderful organization. They are truly in need of funding and their efforts on behalf of cancer victims and their families is extraordinary. Thank you.

- By Tom Shevlin. Originally published online at


Walk for Wellness To the Editor, On Saturday, Sept.25th - I will be walking in a 5 mile “Women’s Walk for Wellness” to benefit the Healing Coop in Middletown. It is being sponsored by my Curves club in Portsmouth. Although we are calling it a WWFW, it is open to anyone who wants to walk.   In case you are not familiar with the Healing Coop, it is a lovely organization which operates at 272 Mitchells Lane and provides a wide variety of theraputic and support services to women in various stages of cancer, as well as their children and families. If you can even believe this: the woman, Linda Phelan, who founded this group, provides all of these services FREE!!! Being a can-

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FROM THE ARCHIVES   In this September 26, 1991 issue the top picture was used to help promote the upcoming “Taste of Rhode Island” which was going to feature an appearance by Livingston Taylor. The Newport Family Fair pictured on the lower part of the cover was a celebration of Child & Family of Newport County’s 125th anniversary at the Quaker Meeting House.   Headlines inside included: HMS Rose will return to Newport to celebrate the Bill of Rights and The hurricane’s (Hurricane Bob) landscape mess has the city seeking efficient disposal methods.

SEAWEED CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 ing” fuel stock. Plus, should the city prove successful, it would effectively turn one of the city’s most wellpublicized negative commodities, into a distinct positive. However, like the first-of-its-kind seaweed harvester that makes the project possible, at this point, the technology surrounding the conversion of seaweed into biofuel is still very much untested and in its infancy. But if it works, it would be the first such project of its kind anywhere in the Northeast, and would place Newport on the cutting edge of the biofuel industry – a promising field which has been identified by the Obama administration as among its top environmental priorities. Earlier this summer, the city received notice that it had been awarded a grant through the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program. The program, which is funded by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, is intended to assist public entities develop, promote, implement, and manage energy efficiency and conservation projects and programs designed to reduce fossil fuel emissions; reduce the total energy use of the eligible entities; improve energy efficiency in the transportation, building, and other appropriate sectors; and create and retain jobs. Newport’s proposal was selected among a competitive field of applicants from across the state, and singled out as “one of the most cost effective and innovative projects” submitted. The grant intrigued the state’s energy office personnel, who visited the city to witness the seaweed harvester in action. Under the plan, the city, working in conjunction with the East Bay Met School and University of Rhode Island College of Environment and Life Sciences, will create a “closedloop” alternative energy system demonstraion project based on the utilization of an abundant and renewable natural resource: the prolific swaths of red algae that has plagued Easton’s Beach for years. Details surrounding the project still need to be worked out, but a likely scenario would include engaging a private company to help convert the clean, raw seaweed into biodiesel, and then putting the fuel to use within the city’s vehicle fleet, building heating systems, and at the proposed new Paul Crowley East Bay Met School building.

If it succeeds, Bartlett hopes it will not only reduce the city’s carbon footprint, but also generate entrepreneurial opportunities with significant employment potential. Currently, the city collects roughly 1,120 cubic feet of seaweed from the beach each day, or the equivalent of 132,840 cubic feet per season. According to current estimates, approximately 3 acres of algae can yield anywhere from 14,000 - 45,000 gallons of fuel. If the council lends its support to the project, an RFP could be issued before the end of the year, effectively setting the project in motion. “The thing that immediately sold the state on the idea that we could make this happen, was that the city had invested money on a piece of equipment that we viewed as an investment in the future,” said city planner Andrew DeIonno. “I don’t think we could have gotten here without taking the risk – and it was a risk – of investing in the seaweed harvester,” said Mayor Jeanne-Marie Napolitano. “Who would have thought that seaweed could be used for energy?” The idea also caught the attention of URI, which was already working with the Met School to integrate an environmental component into their new facility planned for Girard Avenue. “A project to convert beach seaweed/algae into an alternative fuel promises to draw statewide attention,” according to Marion Gold, codirector of the URI Energy Center. “Not only would this project produce sustainable energy for the East Bay Met School, but it would also serve as an ideal teaching tool to demonstrate the technology and its applications to both students and Rhode Island communities.” In addition to URI and the Met School, the city has also approached Newport Biodiesel in the hopes of tapping into their extensive expertise in turning what normally would be considered waste, into fuel. “All of these things just kind of came together,” explained DeIonno. And according to Bartlett, none of the potential would be possible without the city’s decision to invest in a prototype seaweed harvester. Riddled by mechanical glitches last year, in recent weeks, the harvester has been operating as the city had originally hoped. Truckloads of fine, pure algae leave Easton’s Beach now on a regular basis, bound for

Rhode Island nurseries and Richmond Sand & Gravel where it’s used for compost and other agricultural purposes. But as the harvester has become more effective, the cost of trucking the seaweed has begun to mount. Using the seaweed as fuel stock would essentially eliminate those disposal costs. How profitable, or even functional, it is beyond that point, remains to be seen. “We have to find out how efficient [the seaweed] is,” Bartlett said. And, what kind of technologies exist to convert the material from nuisance to fuel. “The one thing that’s missing is that we need to find an economical process to convert the seaweed into usable diesel,” said Bartlett, adding, “But we feel pretty confident that we can get a good demonstration project up and running with that amount of money.” Nat Harris of Newport BioDiesel was excited about the project, but also cautioned that turning seaweed into biofuel is a technology that isn’t quite developed yet. Still, he offered to assist the city “in any way possible,” including providing space or technical expertise for the project. In the more immediate future, efforts are currently underway to lobby the city to integrate more biodiesel into its everyday use. Rudd Hall, who is running for City Council in the Third Ward, said earlier this week that he’s been studying the potential cost savings for the city if it were to use biodiesel. Hall has ascertained that 24 percent of the city’s fuel consumption last year was diesel, as opposed to regular gas. Working with Newport Biodiesel, which derives its fuel from grease from local restaurants, Hall argues that the city could begin to integrate biofuel into its operations tomorrow. “By thinking outside the box and looking within the community, I have found a simple way to reduce the city’s budget, support local businesses and reduce the city’s carbon footprint,” Hall said. “The solution is to reduce the amount of money spent on diesel fuel for the city fleet, which includes the harbor, beach, parking, police, fire and city manager departments, to name a few.” As for the long term, the City Council is expected to take up the grant award when they next meet on Wednesday, Sept. 29.


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Consignment Sale to Benefit Child and Family   For great bargains and deals on children’s items, shop the Fall 2010 Be Green Kids Consignment Event, to be held Sept. 24-26 at the Fraternal Order of Police Hall, 464 Mitchell’s Lane, Middletown, off East Main Road, next to National Golf Course. The Be Green Sale will feature new and gently used children’s clothes (newborn to size 12), toys, books, DVDs, baby equipment & gear, shoes, Halloween costumes, holiday outfits and much more all at 40-75% below retail.   “We are extremely grateful to be the recipient of the donation provided by The Be Green Sale. For every $10 spent, Be Green will donate $1 to Child and Family,” stated Keith Tavares, Vice President of Institutional Advancement for Child and Family. ”In addition, Be Green will donate all unsold items to Child & Family at the end of the sale. These items will be used to assist families in need throughout Newport County.”   “The sale is open to the public Saturday, Sept. 25, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. On Friday, the 24th there is a spe-

cial pre-sale for first time due and new parents from 6 - 9 p.m. and they must register online,” stated event organizers Meredith Brown and Alison Murphy. ”Sunday, Sept. 26 is half-price sale day, with most items marked 50% off. With a donation of $5 to Child and Family, early bird shoppers can be first take advantage of this deeply discounted sale between the hours of 9 a.m. and 10 a.m. The doors will open to the public between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.”   Be Green Kids Consignments is a small business started by sistersin-law Meredith Brown and Alison Murphy. According to Brown and Murphy, “We hope that by offering a safe setting for parents to buy and sell gently used children’s items we can reduce the impact our little ones have on the environment, as well as reduce the impact they have on our wallets. Being parents, we understand how growing families struggle to keep their homes organized and struggle with the family budget.”

Newport Polo   After a banner year, the Newport Polo Club hosts the final match of the Newport International Polo Series’ 19th season, the regional championships, this Saturday, Sept. 25. As they have done throughout the season with nearly a dozen organizations, this match will also be a benefit fund-raiser. Patrons can purchase a ticket for a polo tailgate party to benefit the Rhode Island chapter of Dress for Success. The national non-profit organization provides interview suits, confidence boosts, and career development to low-income women.   The $20 ticket includes the match (and parking), catering by Glorious Affairs, and wine and beer donated by local vendors and vineyards, plus a raffle. All proceeds go

to Dress for Success RI, and tickets must be purchased in advance to benefit the charity. Call 864-4657 or email for tickets.   More than $20,000 was raised due to the generosity of the Newport Polo Club for the Rhode Island Red Cross chapter, Junior League of Rhode Island, the Wounded Warrior Project and Portsmouth youth athletics.   Families, including pets, are welcome to bring picnics to the Glen Farm Polo grounds on East Main Rd., Portsmouth. Gates open at 4 p.m., but tailgaters are welcome early. Divot stomping between chukkas encouraged, but not required. General admission tickets are $10.

Wellness Your Shampoo May Not Be Your Best Friend   If you care about your health, you are careful about what you eat. No chemicals…right? So, listen to a few facts about feeding yourself with toxins and chemicals through your skin by using the wrong shampoo.   The truth is that your skin can absorb toxins quicker than your digestive system. The enzymes in the saliva and stomach can break down toxins that enter though the mouth. The kidneys and liver, too, do their job of filtering toxins in the form of herbicides and pesticides in your food; but when toxins are absorbed by the skin there is no protection, and when you shampoo your hair in a warm shower, the pores are open, and toxins can enter directly into the blood stream quicker than quick!   If you think that you can trust that the ingredients in your shampoo are not toxic, think again; and who, by the way, is in control of what ingredients go into your shampoo? It turns out that the FDA does not have the resources to check out what goes into shampoos, so it seems that they allow the manufacturers to pass their own judgment about the safety of their products. How crazy is this? Once again, you need to do your own research. Check to see if your shampoo contains any of these toxic ingredients.   #1: Sodium Lauryl Sulfate or sometimes called Sulfuric acid. It irritates skins and eyes. It’s a neu-



rotoxin and can possibly cause cancer. Why take a chance.   #2: Dioxane. This is one of the 216 chemicals that have been linked to breast cancer.   #3: MSG. Well, you know about not eating this in your food.   #4: Propylene Glycol. This is found in paints, engine coolants and varnishes. It can lead to kidney damage.   #5: DEA Well, the interesting thing about this one is that it blocks choline absorption which is vital to brain development so it’s very important to not use this if you are pregnant and can pass it along to the fetus.   Now, at least, you are going to run to the Health Food store and get a natural shampoo. Be careful of these because they often contain soap which has a high ph balance and can also leave scum on the hair. In order to get rid of the scum they often put in sodium silicate and borax which can damage hair. Also, antimicrobial preservatives called parabens can be found in natural and organic shampoos, and they can interfere with your hormones.   So again, read the labels. Buy a shampoo that addresses these concerns on their label and next week let’s talk about hormones( a complicated subject) and listen to a woman in the health industry who has done a lot of research in this area. —NTW Staff

Eating Healthier Open House

  There will be an open house and discussion about digestion and eating healthy at Aquidneck Island Acupuncture with Acupuncturist Shawna E.M. Snyder and Health Coach Jeannie Spiro. Brief presentation at 5:30 p.m. about how acupuncture and health coaching can help with digestion and encourage healthy eating. Aquidneck Island Acupuncture office is located at 170 Aquidneck Ave. Middletown.

Eating Healthy Pays Off

  Proper nutrition is vital for children to succeed in school and in life, and summer months can often pose a challenge as families struggle to feed their kids without the food programs provided by schools. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County was one of 400 Clubs across the country to receive $6,000 from the Wal-Mart Foundation for eating healthy snacks and meals during the summer. The Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County, in partnership with the Rhode Island Food Bank, offers the Kids Café program where members receive a hot, healthy snack every weekday afternoon. To learn more about Wal-mart’s $2 billion commitment to help end hunger in America, visit com/fightinghunger.

LIVESTRONG Day   LIVESTRONG Day is an annual global day of action to bring awareness to the worldwide cancer crisis. Partake in a Pilates session. Try some resistance stretching, an Omgym demo, and taste some Mila samples at Train with Jane Athletics on Saturday, Oct. 2 from 9 a.m. to noon. Attend this LIVESTRONG Day event to show your support, celebrate survivorship and commitment to working towards a world without cancer. Train with Jane Athletics is located at 699 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown. Admission is free, however, all donations collected will go directly to the Livestrong Foundation.

October 2 marks the 14th anniversary of Lance Armstrong’s cancer diagnosis and the day he entered the cancer community. Events and activities of all types will take place around the world in support of cancer survivors and their loved ones. Each LIVESTRONG Day activity is organized by a volunteer who wants to make a difference in his or her community. LIVESTRONG Day has evolved from a lobby day on Capitol Hill into an international day of cancer awareness, where the power of community and collective action in the global fight against cancer is highlighted. LIVESTRONG fights for the 28 million people around the world living with cancer today.

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BUSINESS Chamber Golf Tournament

  The Newport County Chamber of Commerce annual golf tournament will be Monday, Sept. 27 atGreen Valley Country Club in Portsmouth. Format: Scramblewith one pink ball competition. Foursome: $600, Golf Single: $160. Theday includes golfer, team and individual prizes, a puttingcontest, betting hole and raffles. Dinner included. Registration/lunch 11:30a.m., shotgun start 12:30 p.m. RSVP by calling 847-1608 or email kathleen@

Women in Business After Hours   Women throughout the Newport County business community are invited to a semi-annualafter hours on Tuesday, October 5th at the Innerlight Center for Yoga and Meditation at 850 Aquidneck Avenue, Middletown. Enjoy a gentle yoga session from 4:30–5 p.m., and networking, hors d’oeuvres and refreshments from 5–7 p.m The event is free for Newport Chamber members, $25 for non-members. RSVPrequired, 847-1608 or email

Products Company Growing

Business Financing Workshop

  Shoreline Promotions, a promotional products company located in Newport is owned and operated by Allison Gill. With many years of experience in this field, Gill has significantly grown Shoreline over the last year, tripling her customer base. Shoreline specializes in screen printing and embroidered apparel, promotional items and commercial printing.

  This seminar, presented by business consultant John W. Nelson, III, willhelp business- and potential business owners determine how much you will needto borrow and what is required of you to obtain financing, loan requirements,and an explanation of the steps the lender goes through and how you can makethe process run smooth. The seminar is Sept. 29 from 8–9 a.m. at the Newport Chamber, 35 Valley Rd., Middletown. RSVP by calling 847-1608 or email

Salon Hosts Spa Night   Ki-Ra Salon is hosting a Spa Night on Monday, Sept. 27 from 5-8 p.m. Complimentary polish change, herbology hand treatments, skin analysis and chair massages. Discounts on all purchases made during event. Raffle and door prizes will be given out and refreshments will be available. Appointments required, call today to reserve, 847-KIRA (5472).

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Café Opens

  The former bank building at 282 Thames Street has reinvented itself into People’s Café, serving coffee, teas, specialty coffee drinks, soup and sandwiches, pastry and more. Owners Vivian and Vinny O’Dwyer maintained the space’s historic details, including the vault and existing chandeliers. There is ample seating and the café will be open 6:30 a.m.-9 p.m. daily.

Business After Hours   Buckley Heating & Cooling will host a Business After Hours on Thursday, Sept. 30 from 5–7 p.m. with refreshments, door prizes and networking. The event is free for Newport Chamber members, $25 for non-members. Buckley Heating & Cooling is located at 741 East Main Rd., Middletown. RSVP required, call 847-1608 or email Bring an optional $5 donation to benefit the Newport County Chamber Community Fund.

New Sweet Shop   Queenie’s Cakes and Confections, a bakery serving cupcakes, cookies, cannoli, breakfast, quiche, desserts and more, has opened at 198 Thames Street. There are a few tables for seating, and owner Julie Lampitok takes orders for wedding cakes, cakes and more at 619-5968 or Queenie’s is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.; Friday and Saturday 8 a.m.-8 p.m. and Sunday 9 a.m.-6 p.m.

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Books and Birthdays

Yusha Auchincloss having his birthday cake at Miramar “It’s not what you look at that matters, it’s what you see.” ­— Henry David Thoreau

By Virginia Treherne-Thomas


Open House ~You’re Invited to Fall Into Fabulous~ Find out how to feel and look great with Acupuncture & Health Coaching

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  The house decorating trend is towards simple and graceful, with light-filled areas and natural materials, all the characteristics of Swedish design. Lars Bolander, a pioneer of this movement, has recently written a new book of his work “Scandinavian Design,” and not only is his book timely; it is as elegant and stylish as he is.   Kate Gubelmann and Britty Bardes gave a small party at the Newport Country Club last Friday night and what an appropriate setting to honor their friend and his exquisite book. The impressive French Baroque-style building, with its oval shaped ballroom, sits secluded like a timeless sentinel plopped down in the middle of a treeless golf course, with the ocean in the distance. “The light and feeling here reminds me of Sweden,” Mr. Bolander said with a twinkle.   After an early education at the Stockholm School of Art, Mr. Bolander continued his studies with Carl Malmsten, an influential Scandinavian furniture designer. He then worked with Gaby Schreiber “The Plastic Queen of England” who cre-

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ated the first plastic cup used on board aircraft and with her he developed a passion for originality in interior design. He was referred to Gunter Sachs, the multi-millionaire industrialist, and with him he honed his skills for the next few years designing properties around the globe.   Now, with business offices in New York and Florida, and with a unique form of his own, he has designed everything from a Swedish cottage on top of a mountain in Aspen to an entire Grecian village.   Design orders our lives, and reading orders our mind, or is it vis versa? “Will the next book you read be on your cell phone?” This was the topic at the “Life of the Mind Salon Series,” presented at the Redwood Library last Thursday evening. Organized by Mary Riggs, the salon was facilitated by Jacob Lewis, former managing editor of The New Yorker, and now CEO of Figment. com, a website for teens to write and read fiction on computers and cell phones.   Organized into round tables, it was an informal and informative evening of discussions and questions, one posed by Doug Riggs, book editor of The Providence Journal, who mounts “a rear guard action to keep books as books”… (and

we are in a library after all). Mr. Lewis told us that we are living in the most expressive society ever, with people reading more, but not buying traditional books. He educated us about Moore’s Law, Facebook and Twitter, asking us questions like “What is the price of a book?” which is a controversial subject at the moment and getting publishers into passionate debates. Libraries will, of course, convert in some form to e-libraries as more people are using Kindles, iPads etc. but Doug…we will always need reviews!   On Sept. 30, the final salon will be held… “What are the challenges of translating a book into a screenplay?” and Tom Cobb, author of “Crazy Heart,” from which the film is taken, will be there to give you his views.   Congratulations, Yusha Auchincloss. He celebrated his 83rd birthday at David Ford’s “Miramar,” the final house on the Bellevue Avenue block party in support of Linc Chafee. Brunch was served at Lisette Prince’s ”Weetamoe,” and then 135 people marched to Esmond Harmsworth’s “Four Winds,” and on to Miramar.   Tuki, the wonder dog, received his new title of super model last Wednesday at Rough Point. Quite a week.

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Canine Couture A dozen delightful dogs and their human counterparts participated in the second annual Fashion Show of Canine Couture at Doris Duke’s Rough Point Estate last week. Presented by Wag Nation and benefiting the Newport Restoration Foundation and the Potter League, models sported looks from Angela Moore, Boo Gemes, Hooley Boardroom, J. McLaughlin, Laura Jean, Michael Hayes, Portobello Jewelers, Rib & Rhein, Sequin and the Tennis Store at the Hall of Fame. After a comic sashay down the runway with pooches of all shapes and sizes, all agreed the evening was a howling good time. (Photos by Andrea E. McHugh)

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Realism by a Trio of Artists By John Pantalone â&#x20AC;&#x192; Several years have passed since I last saw Gretchen Dow Simpsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s artwork in a gallery or museum, so it was a joy to visit the Newport Art Museum last week to reacquaint myself with this wonderful painterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s vision. Simpson is one-third of a new show that opened earlier this month in the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s main gallery at Griswold House, sharing the spotlight with Nancy Gaucher Thomas and Mimo Gordon Riley in â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Abstract of Realism.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x192; Thematically speaking, each artist represents a different view of realistic painting that opens up avenues to abstraction or vice versa. This interplay of recognizable images and structures and the abstract elements within them serves as an intriguing context for the exhibition, but donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t get lost trying to find it. The artistsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; work is uniformly strong and different enough that you can enjoy each without worrying about how or if they fit together. â&#x20AC;&#x192; Thomas, a Newport artist who is exhibiting some charcoal figure

drawings almost as an addendum to the exhibition, works mostly in watercolors, and here she is isolating objects (Still life?) amidst a blend of colors. She lets the wet paint run together to surround the objects with veils of color. The results render warm, restful images of mundane subjects. It is no insult to say they are very pretty. â&#x20AC;&#x192; Riley, an early 60s graduate of the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, lives in Pawtucket and abstracts natural structures, mostly trees, plants and flowers, giving them new life with vivid if not â&#x20AC;&#x153;trueâ&#x20AC;? colors. In the process, she draws your attention to their structure in a much more provocative way than if she painted them â&#x20AC;&#x153;realistically.â&#x20AC;? Shape created by color in these vivid oil paintings seems to re-cast what we see daily and take for granted visually. While not the primary subject of her work in this show, Riley does similar things with landscapes and architectural objects, which makes her more than just a contemporary of Simpsonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s. â&#x20AC;&#x192; A 1961 graduate of the Rhode Is-

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More than 65 Gretchen Dow Simpson paintings have been used as covers for The New Yorker magazine over the past 20 years. land School of Design, Simpson first showed her work at the Newport Art Museum in 1985. Back then, she was known most for the dozens of covers she had illustrated for The New Yorker magazine. Working from photographs to paint these images, she created then, and still does today, beautifully evocative slivers of scenes; a corner where wall, ceiling and stairway meet; a porch framing a coastal scene; cornices accenting a wall and part of a window. â&#x20AC;&#x192; Everything is about shape and the color differences that create it, yet the paintings magically seem full, complete, not partial. Is there any other way to say this? They possess a magical symmetry in their asymmetry, a memorable complication in their simplicity. Just wonderful â&#x20AC;&#x201C; thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s all. â&#x20AC;&#x192; Closing in on the fiftieth anniversary of her graduation from RISD, Simpson continues to render beautifully the world she sees, whether it is a doorway of a Pawtucket





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â&#x20AC;&#x192; The Art Museum continues its exhibition of local and regional art inspired by the art of Japan. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The Japan Craze: Art and Craft in Rhode Island After 1854â&#x20AC;? will be up through Jan. 18. It is also showing the ceramic work of Newporter Lee Segal in a show that opened Sept. 11. Both are more than worth the

price of admission. â&#x20AC;&#x192; However, if you are a stickler for getting your moneyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s worth, you should pay close attention to the Griswold House itself. Magnificently restored and impeccably kept, it is a treasure in itself, and the museumâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s managers have utilized every bit of space to show art and call attention to the history of the building. Even in the basement, the exhibiting and teaching donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t stop, as the walls are lined with photos related to the Griswold family and to the founders of the museum.


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Apples, not just for desserts   Yolanda Lodi will be signing copies of her newly released cookbook, Yolanda’s All Apple Cookbook, this Saturday at The General Store, in Newport. She will also share her experiences in writing and collecting recipes. For the book, she compiled nearly four dozen easy to prepare recipes utilizing a favorite bounty of the season – apples. More than just a fruit for dessert, apples are featured in breakfast, brunch, side dishes, poultry, and seafood in Lodi’s book. She also offers encouragement for those who love to cook and want to be creative in developing their own recipes. “Take chances in experimenting with different ingredients,” she urges her readers. “Try something new that sounds good. Start with fresh ingredients that you’re familiar with and

TO GO Book Signing WHEN: Saturday, Sept. 25 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. WHERE: The General Store, 19 Long Wharf Mall, Newport MORE INFO: 849-1380 then experiment.”   Buckles are cake-like desserts made with fresh fruit, usually berries. Mine uses apples. The diced baking apples used in this recipe make for a moist, sweet-tasting dessert that resembles a buckle, especially with the apples peaking through the top.

mixture is thick and light. Beat in vanilla extract. Add flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir until combined. Fold in diced apples and chopped walnuts. Pour batter into baking dish. Dot with butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes until top is golden brown. Transfer to cooling wire rack. Cool slightly. Serve warm with whipped cream or vanilla ice cream. Makes 6 servings.

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More Than Beautiful Ballet By Patricia Lacouture   “Mao’s Last Dancer,” based on the autobiography of Li Cunxin, a former principal dancer with the Houston Ballet and a principal artist with the Australian Ballet, features strikingly beautiful sequences of classical ballet, but the film’s heart is Li’s courageous journey to develop his skills as a dancer and, more cogently, to live and dance in freedom in America.   The narrative begins with Li’s (Cho Cao) arrival in Houston, where he is dazzled by the skyscrapers and freeways, things not yet part of Beijing in 1982. His personal and professional trials and triumphs are interspersed with flashbacks to the China he left behind, a country of repression and rigid control under the regime of Mao Tse Tung.   Li’s childhood in a rugged mountain village had one whisper of hope—the story of a toad who traveled to the top of the world where everything was huge and bright. Does the frog jump out of his safe well to venture into that huge world? He also recalls a visit to his grammar school from Mao’s messengers. When a woman in stiff uniform sings a ditty about the East being Red and the Sun is rising; the children look perplexed. All they know is the regimented lives their parents lived— lives of silent despair, where even

the constant work and harsh winters could not erase their sad facial expressions.   Three actors play Li, the aforementioned Chi Cao with Wen Bin Huang playing the child and Chengwu Guo as the teen. Each delivers a flawless performance, befitting Li’s growth and struggles.   At age 11, Li is chosen by the government to study ballet in Beijing. He is then chosen, approximately 10 years later, to travel to America to prove to Westerners that Chinese have a good work ethic and are polite as well as artistically gifted. Initially, Li delivers on the work ethic aspect of his mission, but he comes to realize that his freedom of self-expression (quelled in Communist China) means dancing to his own rhythm. After watching a video of Baryshnikov, he wants to emulate that style—the athleticism, the ability to defy gravity. He wants to soar, and he does.   Meanwhile, Li falls in love with an American woman, Elizabeth (Amanda Schull), who he hastily marries to stay in America and keep dancing. A dramatic showdown at the Chinese Embassy in Houston pits Li’s friend and attorney Charles Foster (Kyle MacLachlan) against the seemingly impossible determination of the Chinese officials to send Li back to China where he can relearn his Communist values. A surprising interven-

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Friday, September 24 Hyatt Hotel - Dave Manuel on piano, 4 - 6 p.m. Jimmy’s – Sidewinder, 6-8 p.m., and Visible Estrus, 10 p.m. – close LaForge – Dave Manuel, 6 p.m. “Mao’s Last Dancer” is rated PG and is primarily in English and, to a lesser extent, in Mandarin with subtitles. tion turns what could have been a genuinely ugly confrontation into a polite political settlement.   Director Bruce Beresford (“Tender Mercies” and “Driving Miss Daisy”) shot the childhood scenes in China, but the challenge was finding the 1982 locales in a country that has witnessed exponential growth and dazzling development. Having been to Beijing, this critic found the recreated city fascinating—the equivalent of a jaunt in a time machine. Li has stated that he had never seen a car in China during the late 1970s. Today’s Beijing more than rivals the Houston that had captivated and overwhelmed Li. A Taste of RI History EAT IN


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  When the crew arrived at Li’s childhood village, they found it had been demolished in favor of block-style apartment buildings. The crew ventured deeper into the mountains where an abandoned village was carefully reconstructed with Chinese stone for authenticity. Beresford’s choice of film stock for the village scenes provides a grainy antiquated effect and bluish grey mist, probably natural in Chinese mountain winters, conveys a sense of a cold sorrowful place.   For this ballet lover, however, the dance sequences are pure magic. Some are modern dance, but sequences from “Swan Lake” are immediately recognizable and so hauntingly gorgeous that anyone loving ballet is sure to be mesmerized.

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DINING OUT There are many fine restaurants and eateries in the area. We hope this map helps you find one that suits your taste.

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Life of the Mind Salon Series â&#x20AC;&#x153;What Can and Canâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t Wind Farms Do?â&#x20AC;? 5:30 p.m., Redwood Library, 847-0292. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blessing of the Bayâ&#x20AC;? A torch-lit procession of more than 60 priests will walk to Goat Island for a â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blessing of the Bay,â&#x20AC;? processional begins at 6 p.m. from the Church of S. John the Evangelist, Washington Street, for more information call 848-2561. BYOI Thurdays Bring Your Own Improv! Interactive improv show that welcomes voluntary audience participation! Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 849-3473, 8 p.m. Alliance for Livable Newport Forum 4th annual Newport financial forum, â&#x20AC;&#x153;A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Financial Forum,â&#x20AC;&#x2122; 6:30-8 p.m., Program Room, Newport Public Library.

King of the Lobby Kathryn Allamong Jacob, author of â&#x20AC;&#x153;King of the Lobby: The Life and Times of Sam Ward, Man AboutWashingtonâ&#x20AC;? in the Gilded Age, will discuss her book at 6 p.m., Colony House, Washington Square, Newport, 841-8770. Thursday Evening Book Discussion at Newport Library The Thursday Evening Book Discussion will talk about Harper Leeâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s classic â&#x20AC;&#x153;To Kill a Mockingbird,â&#x20AC;? celebrating the 50th anniversary of its publication. Free and open to the public; anyone who has read the book is welcome to join the discussion. 7 p.m., Pat LaRose 847-8720 ext. 208, info@newportlibraryri. org. Run and Chug Club Running and walking group that meets at 6:15 p.m. weekly outside the Fastnet Pub. Meet new friends for a three-mile walk or run around Newport and then return to the Fastnet Pub to have a pint. Island Farmerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Market Fresh local foods including chow-

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September 24 Newport Festa Italiana Annual John Panaggio Ziti Night from 5-7 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall on Valley Road in Middletown. All proceeds from this event benefit the Anna M. Ripa Memorial Scholarship fund. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for children under 12 and can be purchased from any Forum Lodge member or by calling 849-7087. Fourth Fridays Unwind at the end of the week with art, live music by The Wandas and a cash bar at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 6 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 9 p.m., $5 members, $8 for nonmembers. Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival Hundreds of wines from around the world, fabulous food, cooking demonstrations by nationallyrenowned chefs, live and silent auctions and a gala celebration at The Breakers and Marble House. Visit for details and tickets, 847-1000. Doris Duke Days at Jane Pickens A three day film event celebrating the many interests of Doris Duke - heiress, Newport preservationist, jazz pianist, animal lover and surfer. $10 per film or $60 for a pass to all films. Look at www.janepickens. com for a schedule of films and times or call 846-5252. The Bit Players Newportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s award-winning improv troupe, The Bit Players create onthe-spot laughs from audience suggestions, 8 p.m., Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, $15, 849-3473,

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Saturday September 25

Common Fence Picnic Series Singer/songwriter Tommy Womack, tickets are $20. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m. Order online at, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth. Be Green Kids Consignment New and gently used clothing, toys, holiday outfits and more, 9 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;4 p.m.., Middletown, FOP Hall, Mitchellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lane. Book Signing Yolandaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s All Apple Cookbook book signing 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 p.m. , the General Store, Long Wharf. Pumpkin Festival Celebrate the opening of Louâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Pumpkin Patch at Escobarâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Farm. 11 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 p.m., 133 Middle Rd., Portsmoth. Raindate scheduled for Sunday, Sept. 26. Call 683-1444 for more information. Newport Countyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Day for Kids Celebration An event that focuses on the importance of spending meaningful time with young people. This event is free and runs from 1 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 p.m. Activities during the event include rock wall, moon bounce, arts & crafts, face painting, line dancing and food. 95 Church St., Newport, 847-6927. Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival Please see Friday, Sept. 24 for more information. Aquidneck Island Growers Market Vegetables, fruits & more, 9 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 1 p.m., Newport Vineyards, 909 E. Main Rd., Middletown. Doris Duke Days at Jane Pickens Please see Friday, Sept. 24 for more details. Old House ABCs History Walking Tour Explore Newportâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s architecture. Tour departs at 11:30 a.m. $12 per person, $5 for 12 and under. Reservations suggested. Museum & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 841-8770, Arts on the Plaza Come to the Wave Statue on Americaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Cup from 2 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 5 p.m. to watch local artists create their craft.

Polo Match Gates open early for tailgating. Match play begins at 4 p.m., Glen Farm, Portsmouth, 847-7090. The Bit Players Please see Fri., Sept 24 for more details.


September 26 Cluny Country Fair Carnival games, hay rides, craft vendors, baked goods, silent auction & raffles, free admission & parking, 10 a.m. â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 4 p.m., rain or shine, 75 Brenton Rd., Newport, 847-2850. Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival Please see Friday, Sept. 24 for more information. Doris Duke Days at Jane Pickens Please see Friday, Sept. 24 for more details. Be Green Kids Consignment New and gently used clothing, toys, holiday outfits and more, 10 a.m.â&#x20AC;&#x201C;1 p.m.., Middletown, FOP Hall, Mitchellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lane.

Tuesday September 28

Swanhurst Chorus Rehearsals Open rehearsal for RIâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s oldest continually performing choral ensemble. Register at 7 p.m., rehearsals begin at 7:30 p.m. For information about joining the rehearsals, email or call 6821630. Church of St. John the Evangelist on â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;The Pointâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, Willow and Washington Streets in Newport.

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Newport’s Buried History Walking Tour Listen to stories about Newport’s people of color, enslaved and free. Visit the c.1697 Wanton-LymanHazard House and the colonial African burial ground. Tour departs at 11:30 a.m. $12 per person, $5 for children 12 and under. Reservations suggested. Museum & Shop at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 841-8770 36th Annual Harvest Fair at Norman Bird Sanctuary An old-fashioned autumn Fair with crafters, food, games, animals, hay rides, and mud pit. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., 583 Third Beach Rd., 846-2577. Aquidneck Island Growers Market Vegetables, fruits & more, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Newport Vineyards, 909 E. Main Rd., Middletown. The Bit Players Please see, Fri., Sept. 24 for more details. Polo Match Gates open at 3 p.m. for tailgating. Match play begins at 4 p.m., Glen Farm, Portsmouth, 847-7090.

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36th Annual Harvest Fair at Norman Bird Sanctuary An old-fashioned autumn Fair with crafters, food, games, animals, hay rides, and mud pit. 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., 583 Third Beach Rd., 846-2577 Blessing of the Animals Noon, Church of S. John the Evangelist, Washington Street, for more information call 848-2561.

22nd Annual Stop & Shop Tastes of Rhode Island Noon – 6 p.m., Please see Saturday, Oct. 2 for more details. 9th Annual Fort Adams in the Fall Car Festival Located on the North Lawn of Historic Fort Adams. A display of 200 - 300 cars, trucks and vans are featured. Prizes are awarded in a variety of classes. 841-0707, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. Newport Cooks! - Sunday Supper Chef Sophie Plowright will coach a fabulous easy to make meal – one that you can recreated to host dinner parties of your own! Afterward, you’ll all sit around the dinner table and enjoy the meal together. BYOB, 5 – 8 p.m., $50, 283-0740 to register. Hilltop on Ruggles Ave

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DeBlois Gallery “The Devil is in the Details,” the 26th anniversary show until September 29. Gallery hours are Tues.Sun., noon-5 p.m., 138 Bellevue Ave., 847-9977, Didi Suydam Contemporary Georgia Marsh show runs through the first week of Oct. Gallery is open Thurs.-Mon., 12 - 5 p.m., 25 Mill St., 848-9414, Opening night of Newport artist David Barnes Isherwood Gallery Gallery hours are Wed.-Sat., 38 Bellevue Ave., 699-2276, www. Jessica Hagen Fine Art + Design Timothy Ohliger show through October 2. Gallery open Thurs.-Sat. 11 a.m. - 4 p.m. and by appointment. 226 Bellevue Avenue, #8, the Audrain Building, second floor, 849-3271,

Art on the Wharf Featuring the 10th Annual “Boat Show” by artist Tony Gill. The show runs through Oct. 31. Gallery hours are Fri. – Mon., noon-5 p.m., or by appointment, 33 Bannister’s Wharf, 845-6858

Newport Potters Guild 302 Thames St., 619-4880,

Bristol Art Gallery “ Boats, Bikes & Babes” an exhibit of works by our newest featured artist John Guillemette. Show runs till Oct. 1. 423 Hope St. Bristol, 396-9699 Gallery Hours: Tues. - Thurs. 11am to 5pm, Fri. - Sat. 11am to 6pm Sunday 11am to 4pm , closed Mondays

Sheldon Fine Art Opening reception for marine artist, Carolin Wehrmann , Sat., Sept. 25, 5-7 p.m. Gallery is open daily 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., 59 America’s Cup Ave., Bowen’s Wharf, 849-0030.

Cadeaux du Monde Featuring the Summer 2010 feature exhibit, “Images of Africa.” 26 Mary St., 848-0550,

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Mansions, Museums and Historic Sites Belcourt Castle A Gilded Age mansion, guided tours, evening ghost tours, reservations recommended, 657 Bellevue Ave., 846-0669,

Fall fairs and festivals are a great time for kids to be kids. Cluny Country Fair, Sunday, Sept. 26, 10 a.m.–4 p.m. and Norman Bird Sanctuary, Oct. 2-3.

The Breakers Open daily, 44 Ochre Point Ave., 847-1000, Chateau-sur-Mer Open daily, 474 Bellevue Ave., 847-1000, The Elms Open daily, 367 Bellevue Ave., 847-1000, Fort Adams Largest coastal fortification in the United States, an engineering and architectural masterpiece. “History you can touch”. hourly tours from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily (weather permitting) 841-0707, 90 Fort Adams Drive, International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum Discover the history of tennis through a diverse collection of memorabilia, art and video, 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m. daily, 194 Bellevue Ave., free for kids under 16 , 849-3990; Marble House Open daily, 596 Bellevue Ave., 847-1000, www. Museum of Newport History Exhibits on display depict the city’s role in the American Revolution and its emeravgence as a Gilded Age resort, open daily 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., 127 Thames St., 841-8770, National Museum of American Illustration Original artworks from the Golden Age of Illustration in a historic Gilded Age mansion, 492 Bellevue

Ave., 851-8949, ext. 18, Naval War College Museum Permanent exhibits on the Navy in the Narragansett Bay area, 10 a.m.4:30 p.m. weekdays, free and open to the public, visitors without a base decal must call the museum to gain access to the Naval Station; 841-2101 Newport Art Museum Permanent collection of contemporary and historic works, open daily, 76 Bellevue Ave., 848-8200, Ochre Court One of Newport’s first “summer cottages” built in 1892, now Salve Regina University’s administration building, ground floor open Monday thu Friday, 9-4 p.m. Prescott Farm Restored 1812 windmill, guided tours, Rte. 114, West Main Rd., Middletown, 847-6230, Rosecliff Open daily, 548 Bellevue Avenue, 847-1000, Redwood Library The nation’s oldest library, c 1748, 50 Bellevue Avenue, free, donations always welcome, 847-0292; Rough Point Doris Duke’s oceanfront estate, 680 Bellevue Avenue, 847-8344, Whitehall Museum House Berkely Road, Middletown, open Tuesday-Sunday

REEL REPORT The “Fall Run” Looks Promising, Bonito Schools Arrive By Capt. Tim Flaherty This week marks the autumnal equinox, the time when the sun crosses the plane of the earth’s equator, angling toward the southern hemisphere and making both night and day approximately equal lengths all over the earth. To many, this is the official end of the warm embrace of summer. To others, like angling enthusiasts, it a different tale; they wait in anticipation for this auspicious date all season. Oldtimers have referred to this time as “Fisherman’s Christmas” because of the wonderful gift it brings to all good anglers – the “fall run.” So heed this advice: change the line on your reels and check the guides on your rods for here it comes! The autumnal equinox arrives on Thursday, September 23, bringing with it, the full moon this year. This lunar phase will deliver some glorious, 4-foot tides this week. Bass, big bluefish, black sea bass, scup and blackfish will begin feeding voraciously to prepare for migration. Lower bay and ocean side water temperatures are currently at a favorable 62 degrees. Huge bait pods are moving down the bay from their spawning grounds and will fatten up these hungry predators for the winter. Anglers are reporting countless bait balls in the bay and especially near the beaches out in front. Last year’s fall fishing run was fabulous and we hope the promise of the 2010 run will exceed expectations.   This week provided ocean side anglers extra adventure with the appearance of Atlantic Bonito, Sarda sarda, on our south shores. Appearing first on Monday the 20th, bonito, also known as skipjack (from the way they seem to skip out of the water, then roll back in with incredible speed) and part of the mackerel family, crashed bait pods south of Brenton Reef and from Seal Ledge to Ledge Road. These little terrors will strike small lures, as well as tiny, chunked baits and schools of them were driving silversides and small pogies up and down our south shore, providing light tackle and fly fishermen great opportunities. These pods seem to be more active during the early morning hours. Dead Eye Dick lures and 3-inch Yozuri swimmers were very effective during the blitzes. These fish travel at great speed and are magician-like - there one second and gone the next. Fast-growing (they can grow 20 inches in a single year); bonito reach adulthood after 7 years, weighing in at an average of 13 lbs. It takes a dedicated and patient angler to pursue this species, but the experience of hooking in to one of these speed demons is incredible. Several unconfirmed reports say that False Albacore were taken during these blitzes, as well.   The black sea bass bite fell off last week, but we started to hit some “blueheads” (the name that


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Jamestowner, Ed Long celebrated his birthday and a successful bluefish outing on Sunday the 19th. (Top, L-R) Bob Brown and son, Scott Long. (Bottom, L-R) Brothers Chris and Ed Long. old anglers call jumbo sea bass) by weeks end. Considered a delicacy by chefs around the world, this species, when born, are all female and after seven years begin to transform into males. During this metamorphosis, males develop a hump or callosity on the top of their head that has a bluish highlight and it is their most distinguishing feature. Along their continuous dorsal fin, white streamers also appear, giving them a tropical flare. Late September and October are the very best months to fish for them in our waters.   Striped bass fishing this past week was slow. With a vast abundance of live baitfish available, chunk fisherman had a hard time attracting their attention. Night anglers fared better, but their ef-

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like - there one second and gone the next. forts were interrupted by hurricane Igor’s southerly and treacherous swell. The higher seas are expected to subside by mid- week. The aforementioned full moon, will improve striper fishing this week, particularly if live bait is used. Eels are a favored by many local anglers at this time of year.   Legdemonster blues have appeared in greater numbers, but mostly in the deeper holes of the bay and on the sound. Very few bluefish blitzes have been reported. The deeper water from the Dumplings to Beavertail have produced big fish and both the east and west towers of the Pell Bridge

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have yielded ledgemonsters to13 lbs. Expect the bluefish bite to improve as this voracious species fattens up for migration.   On Sunday the 19th, despite the swell, we celebrated another birthday fishing trip with Captain Ed Long, USN, ret., who was accompanied by his brother Chris, his son Scotty and close friend Bob Brown. Ed Long was no stranger to sea swell after having commanded Navy cruisers for many years. B5,+B7KLQJVB+&B3ULQW$GVB5LQJ3XELQGG 30 We decided to avoid the shore and reefs due to the huge wave action produced by Igor and, instead, headed to an offshore wreck. Upon arrival, we attempted to anchor up in position to no avail. After what ATTORNEY FRANCIS J. FLANAGAN seemed like an hour, we finally got set up in a promising position. By VETERAN TRIAL LAWYER • NAVY JAG VETERAN the time the first bait was lowered, Divorce • Child Custody and while I was passing the rod to Marital Estate Division/Protection Ed, a ledgemonster crashed the Military Divorce • Pre-Nuptial Agreements bait, nearly sending the rod overFederal & State Criminal Defense board. Disaster was averted, and Ed DUI Defense Military Defense • Security Clearances battled his fish. At the same time, Private Investigative Services Scott received a powerful slam before his bait had even descended to 30 feet. Another beastly battle Now at the offices of Houlihan, Managhan & Kyle, Ltd. ensued. Chris Long joined the acTwo Marlborough Street tion, next. An experienced salmon Newport, RI 02840 angler from the West coast, Chris hooked into a good one. As Mate Fred netted both Ed’s and Scott’s fish, Bob Brown hooked into one that turned out to be a jumper. Apparently, this wreck was teeming with fish on a feeding frenzy. As the morning continued, chaos LINER REPLACEMENTS reigned. Our crew landed fish after COPING REPAIRS fish and not more than three hour MEYCO SAFETY COVERS later, these anglers had landed Designer Liners Heat Pumps & Salt Systems thirty, ledgemonster blues, releas$$$ DIVE INTO SAVINGS $$$ ing all but eight; an incredible feat Pool Closings on light tackle. A birthday feast was Contact our Service planned by the Long’s and friends Department today to POOL SALE for later that day. schedule your Pool Closing...


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â&#x20AC;&#x192; As summer passes into memories, the fall season brings great opportunities to share, observe and enjoy more treasures of nature. This time of year brings deer breeding season, also know as â&#x20AC;&#x153;the rut.â&#x20AC;? Deer breed from late September through November. â&#x20AC;&#x192; Last October, I took a friend of mine and his two sons, ages seven and nine, to Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, to look for deer. The boys had never seen a deer in the wild. We met in the parking lot just after dawn. This is one of the best times to observe deer at Sachuest Point. â&#x20AC;&#x192; The young men were full of questions and I had my hands full answering them. I explained that our local deer are of the white-tailed deer species. When one of these deer is startled and begins to run, its snow white tail stands straight up. I told them that we had to be quiet and still. Deer often cannot see stationary objects, but they can readily detect motion. They possess very good hearing and a keen sense of smell. â&#x20AC;&#x192; Using binoculars, we scanned the fields adjacent to the parking lot. We quickly spotted a group of nine deer in the north field. There appeared to be four adult female deer, known as does, and five young deer just past their fawn months. I explained how a fawn is born with a reddish coat with white spots. Their coats blend in with the natural colors of their surroundings and help to conceal them from predators. The fawnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s white spots resemble flecks of bright sunlight. In the late summer and early fall, all deer lose their summer coats for a thicker coat of grayish brown, coarse hair to protect them in the winter. The young deer are known as yearlings at this stage. â&#x20AC;&#x192; The boys were excited, but they had hoped to see male deer, known as bucks or stags. Just as I was about to tell them to be patient, a large buck with impressive antlers, stepped out of the brush line to the east of the parking lot. He began a steady pace heading south and passed within 30 feet of

Male deer grow a new antler each year, so an â&#x20AC;&#x153;eight pointerâ&#x20AC;? is eight years old. us. I whispered that it was an eight point buck, and that he weighed at least 225 pounds. The boys asked me how I knew that he was an eight pointer. I told them that you count the points that are on the antler tines, or branches of the antlers. I further related to them that a male deer grows new antlers each year. Young males start to grow spike antlers when they are just six months old. These are single point antlers on either side of the deerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s head. All males shed their antlers during the winter. By early spring they begin to grow new ones. The new antlers start off as small knobs, eventually becoming antlers as the spring and summer progress. They are covered with a soft, velvetlike covering of hair. By autumn, the hair is shed leaving the antlers tall, sharp, and hard as stone. As the male deer age and mature, their antlers, or rack as they are also known, produce more tines and grow in size. â&#x20AC;&#x192; We took our walk along the trails but we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t see any other deer. Upon our return to the parking lot, as we prepared to leave, one of the boys let out a gasp and pointed to-

ward the north field. We all turned to see two six point bucks dueling not 75 yards away. Due to their territorial nature, rival bucks frequently engage in duels during the breeding season. They rarely hurt each other, however, because they push against one another with their antlers until the weaker buck turns and runs. We watched the two duel, pushing each other back and forth, until one finally broke off and ran into the brush. The victor held his head high and with a steady trot, made his way toward a group of does, on the west side of the field. â&#x20AC;&#x192; With our excursion a success, we took two very excited boys for breakfast, and not a moment too soon. From the look in the victorious buckâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s eye, we departed at just the right time. Both my friend and I were glad that we didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have to explain the cycle of life to the children!

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his legacy and the tradition of architectural preservation. 6:30 p.m. From Harlem to Hollywood with Film Archivist Bill Shelley featuring unreleased footage. Rare films never before seen by the public and restored from 16mm and 35mm negatives and video for the first time on the big screen. Some are early experimental films from the 1920s - 1970s, actually filmed in the famous Cotton Club with legendary performers including Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, Cab Calloway, Lena Horne, The Mills Brothers, Dizzy Gillespie, and Ella Fitzgerald. 8:30 pm Best in Show A favorite comedy by director Christopher Guest featuring a colorful array of characters competing at a national dog show starring Parker Posey, Michael Hitchcock and Catherine O’Hara. SATURDAY, SEPT. 25 2:00 p.m. Jazz on a Summer’s Day Set at the Newport jazz festival in 1958, this documentary mixes images of water and the town with performers and audience. The film progresses from day to night and from improvisational music to Gospel. One important section features Doris Duke’s friend Anita O’Day. 4:00 p.m. My Dog Tulip A new release of an animated film of the story of a man who rescues a German shepherd and how the two become fast friends. 6:30 p.m. Jean-Michel Basquiat: The Radiant Child Basquiat tells the story of the meteoric rise of youthful artist Jean-Michel Basquiat. Starting out as a street artist, living in Thompkins Square Park in a cardboard box, Jean-Michel is “discovered” by Andy Warhol’s art world and becomes a star. But success has a high price, which Basquiat pays with friendship, love, and eventually, his life. 8:30 p.m. Highwater - NEW RELEASE! Highwater is an action-packed adventure centered around surfing’s Triple Crown competitions; the professional surfing tour’s final three competitions held each year on the North Shore of Oahu. Starting on Halloween and ending around Christmas, it attracts the sport’s best surfers to the legendary North Shore, known for its huge waves and unparalleled surf. The Triple Crown is the ultimate proving ground for world class surfers. SUNDAY, SEPT. 26 12:00 p.m. Breakfast at Tiffany’s The classic 1961 hit with Audrey Hepburn playing that daring delight Holly Golightly. Struggling writer Paul Varjak moves into a New York apartment building and becomes intrigued by his pretty, quirky neighbor Holly Golightly. Holly’s lifestyle confuses and fascinates Paul; in public she flits through parties with a sexy, sophisticated air, but when they’re alone she changes into a sweetly vulnerable bundle of neuroses. 2:30 p.m. Tapped­ A documentary that examines the role of the bottled water industry and its effects on our health, climate change, pollution, and our reliance on oil. 4:30 p.m. Blue Vinyl Filmmaker researches the hazards of vinyl siding as her parents decide to install it on the family home. The hazards of bio-accumulation, pollution, and the makeup of what we commonly hope are benign plastics are tackled in this documentary. 7:00 p.m. Waveriders A film with broad appeal for its beautiful images of Ireland and its untold story of big-wave surfing in Ireland. Waveriders tracks the surfing pioneers all linked to Ireland and incorporates an unexpected twist that vationist would surely have enjoyed.

HDC Takes Up Improvements to Historic Waves Property By Tom Shevlin NEWPORT – The city’s Historic District Commission made quick work of a relatively light agenda on Tuesday, granting three applications, and continuing another two. One lingering issue from the evening pertains to an application by The Waves Condominiums to install new windows at 61 Ledge Rd., the historic 1927 property designed by acclaimed architect John Russell Pope as his personal residence. Pope was responsible for some of the country’s most recognizable designs, including the Jefferson Memorial, National Archives, and National Gallery of Art in Washington, D.C. His home at 67 Ledge Rd. is also considered by many to be among Newport’s most significant architectural gems.

According to Ron Grandchamp, who manages the property, many of the original steel-frame windows have already been replaced with Anderson-type units. The application seeks to match that look. However, citing a desire to see the original design of the building honored, HDC Chair John Shehan was hesitant to move forward with the request. “This is very possibly one of the most important buildings in the area,” he said. As the replacement windows are replaced, he said, “it’s important that the windows be steel as to the original design of the house.” Shehan asked if the applicant would be willing to continue the matter until more research can be done into acquiring steel windows; to which the applicant agreed.

It was also noted that the city’s preservation planner had found through research that the company that installed the original windows is still in existence, and that windows could still be in production. On a separate matter, the commission voted unanimously to ap-

proved a separate request to replace a skylight not original to the building. Full details of the meeting can be found online at Newport-Now. com.










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