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Folk, Jazz Festival Lineups Announced NEWPORT – The lineup for 2010 edition of George Wein’s Newport Folk Festival is set, with Steve Martin (yes, that Steve Martin) scheduled to open the festivities at the International Tennis Hall of Fame with acclaimed bluegrass group Steep Canyon Rangers. Building on a hugely successful 2009 edition, this year’s festival promises to be one of the most anticipated concerts in years. Organizers are describing this year’s event as the spirit of an open-hearted, old-fashioned family reunion. Kicking off July 30 at the Hall of Fame and continuing to July 31 and August 1 at Fort Adams State Park, tickets for this year’s festival are already available locally, and will go on sale worldwide Friday, March 26, at 10 a.m. at www.newportfolkfest.net. This year’s Folk Festival features Andrew Bird, Brandi Carlile, The Swell Season, Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Liz Longley, Blitzen Trapper, The Felice Brothers, Dawes, Justin Townes Earle, The Avett Brothers, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros, and Punch Brothers with Chris Thile coupled with a creative blend of established artists including John Prine, Doc Watson, Levon Helm, Tim O’Brien, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Steve Martin and more. The lineup for the Carefusion Newport Jazz Festival lineup was also announced earlier this week, with Jamie Cullum and Grace Kel-
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 2010 GEORGE WEIN’S NEWPORT FOLK FESTIVAL LINEUP FRIDAY, JULY 30 Steve Martin & The Steep Canyon Rangers Tim O’Brien SATURDAY, AUG. 7 John Prine,Andrew Bird, Brandi Carlile, The Low Anthem,Jim James of My Morning Jacket, Doc Watson & David Holt, Calexico, Dawes, Nneka, O’Death, Liz Longley, Blitzen Trapper, A.A. Bondy, Sam Bush, Horsefeathers, and more Organizers have announced the lineup for this year’s Folk Festival
ley kicking things off at the Hall of Fame on Friday, Aug. 6. The weekend will bring acts including the Herbie Hancock and Wynton Masalis, Chris Botti, Freedom Band: Chick Corea, Kenny Garrett,Christian McBride, Roy Haynes, Jamie Cullum • Ahmad Jamal,Maria Schneider Orchestra,Jazz Mafia’s Brass, Bows & Beats, Fly: Jeff Ballard-Larry Grenadier-Mark Turner, Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society with special guest Bob Brookmeyer, Mark O’Connor’s Hot Swing • Anat Cohen, Newport All-Stars with Howard Alden,Randy Brecker, Randy Sandke, George Wein and guests Wein has, since 1959, found Newport a scenic and hospitable venue for presenting the very best
of this country’s jazz and folk music. “Newport is like a second home to me and I always look forward to the next visit,” said Wein “There is something so perfect about being in Newport near the water and that old stone fort – all gathered in to sing with family and friends – that keeps me wanting to come back year after year,” said Yim Yames. “It’s like the walls of the fort are arms, and I feel secure when I am near them, protected by the spirits there – past, present, and future. And, I like to hear our voices bouncing off those old stone walls as my eye drifts to the sailboats on the seashore and the people just smiling and taking it all in.”
SUNDAY, AUG. 8 Levon Helm’s Ramble on the Road The Swell Season, The Avett Brothers, Sharon Jones & the Dap Kings Justin Townes Earle, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Punch Brothers with Chris Thile, The Felice Brothers, Tao Rodriguez Seeger Band, Cory Chisel & The Wandering Sons, Ben Sollee & Daniel Martin Moore, Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three., .and more The Newport Jazz Festival lineup was also announced earlier this week. It can be found online at www.Newport-Now.com
After 6 years, Connolly to bow out
By Tom Shevlin NEWPORT – Mary C. Connolly, a three term incumbent City Council member who took an active role in speaking out on issues from education to accessibility, has decided not to run for a fourth term. In a simple statement issued last week, Connolly wrote, “I want to thank you for the time and courtesy you have given me during my last 3 terms of office. I will not be seeking re-election for the 2011 term for Newport City Council at Large.” Connolly’s decision not to run is the first to be announced among sitting councilors, who face reelection in November. In an interview on Tuesday, Connolly said that got a great deal
out of years of public service, and hoped that her constituents felt she served them well. “It was an absolute commitment to the people of Newport,” Connolly said. “I sincerely believed in that. And I felt that I gave them my very best. “
...While Armstrong makes it official NEWPORT - Herb Armstrong has announced his candidacy for an at-large seat on the Newport City Council. Armstrong, a native Newporter, believes that the City Council must take a more proactive long-term approach to problems such as budget, infrastructure, schools, and economic development in order to develop a vision and strategy for Newport’s future
that addresses the economic difficulties the city faces. Armstrong also said that as a council member, he will take the lead in finding ways Aquidneck Island communities can work together more effectively. “Regionalization of our school system and consolidation of other municipal functions may be the only way our island communities can afford to provide the services our residents need and expect. Armstrong is currently chair of the Newport Beach Commission and points to the Commission’s efforts over the last three years to work with city administration on long-range projects for Easton’s Beach including addressing beach closures due to pollution, plans for seaweed collection, renovations to
the Rotunda, and marketing the facilities for more upscale weddings and events. “If Newport is to continue to prosper, we need to have a vision of our future and the leadership to make that vision reality.”
...and Perkins confirms her interest Also with eyes on a City Council seat is Susan Perkins, an attorney and Third Ward resident, who confirmed on Monday her intentions to throw her hat in the race. Perkins, an attorney with offices in Providence and Newport, says that she’s undecided about whether to run for an at-large seat or challenge incumbent Councilwoman Kathryn E. Leonard for a ward seat.
Court upholds Middletown hunting restrictions By Tom Shevlin MIDDLETOWN – An ordinance prohibiting hunting on area beaches which came under fire from the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management for disrupting the state’s animal control plan has been upheld by a Superior Court ruling. According to the decision, filed last week in Providence Superior Court, Middletown councilors were not in violation of state law, nor did they conflict with any overriding agency regulations when they passed an ordinance prohibit hunting on Second and Third Beaches. Rather, the decision states, Middletown’s authority to enact the challenged ordinance came from its Home Rule Charter and from RI Gen. Law 45-6-1(a), which empowers municipalities to regulate firearms for safety purposes. Last fall, concerns about the potential hazards of hunters’ discharging weapons in close proximity to beach goers prompted Middletown to amend its Code of Ordinances to include the following provision: “No person shall use or discharge any rifle or other firearm in the pursuit or hunting
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“There are so many reasons,” Perkins responded when asked for the reasons behind her decision to run. “My heart and soul are in Newport,” she added. A newcomer to city politics, Perkins grew up in Connecticut and has lived in Newport for the last 17 years. She is a graduate of Bryant University and Roger Williams School of Law. She said she plans on making her interest official in the coming weeks. Each of these stories – Connolly’s departure, Armstrong’s entry, and Perkins’ intentions were first reported locally on Newport Now. For more breaking news, be sure to bookmark www.newport-now.com
Quick Hits St. Joseph’s Parish celebrated a milestone on Friday evening: 125 years young! Bishop Thomas Tobin paid a visit, as did some 200 parishioners. Read about this true community church on Page 2.
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AROUND TOWN Celebrating a Milestone St. Joseph’s Parish marks 125 years By Tom Shevlin
NEWPORT – Downstairs in the community center at St. Joseph’s Parish, not far from the historic mansions and colonial-era homes that have become synonymous with this city, parishioners perused through a table laid out with memorabilia and rifled through old photo albums; their own histories laid out before them. Reverend Raymond Malm circulated around the room, extending a welcoming hand and smile to the roughly one hundred members of his congregation who had stayed after the Friday, March 19 evening mass, celebrating both the Feast of St. Joseph and the parish’s 125th anniversary. Rarely without a smile, Malm seemed to delight in the well wishes and memories kept by his parishioners, for this unassumingly vibrant church located at the corner of Mann Avenue and Broadway. It’s hard not to be taken aback by the vivid colors and airy expanse that greet you when you first step foot into St. Joseph’s. Or for that matter, the raised pulpit, typical of larger cathedrals but fairly rare in community churches, that hovers over the pews. But look deeper and you’ll find a parish with a long and diverse history, first built to serve a burgeoning Catholic community, much of which was made up by the influx of Irish and Italian immigrants who had emigrated to the United States in the latter half of the 19th century. The church carries on a similar mission today featuring bi-
lingual readings and choirs in both English as well as Spanish. Friday’s service kicked off a yearlong celebration which will include a dinner-dance, family picnic, and a pair of concerts from the church’s choirs. Capping it off will be a special performance by the Boston Conservatory of Music in December. Originally located in Washington Sqaure in a space currently used by the Jane Pickens Theater, the parish moved to its Broadway home in 1912 after a two-year construction process. There, it has served as a lifeline to the community, providing sustenance through both its faith and outreach services, including its Monday soup kitchen and Tuesday-Friday food pantry. The church also provides a rental assistance program and has been an active partner working with the city’s homeless and at-risk population. During a homily in which he honored the many priests, sisters, and staff that have called St. Joseph’s home over the years, Bishop Thomas J. Tobin reflected on the importance of a strong faith when looking toward the future. At St. Joseph’s, where the afterservice reception stretched well into Friday evening and talk turned toward the coming 125 years, there seemed little reason to worry what the future might hold.
TOP LEFT, BOTTOM RIGHT: Parishioners look over photos and memorabilia from years past BOTTOM LEFT: Bishop Thomas J. Tobin greeted the well over 100 congregation members who attended the after-service ceremony. Photos by Tom Shevlin
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that have applied or been awarded CDBG grants in the past. Information was also sent to neighborhood groups active in the CDBG Small Cities Entitlement Area, and to individuals who had expressed interest in the program. On January 26 the first public hearing was held in the council chambers to gather input regarding community development needs and to answer questions about the CDBG program and process. This year, a total of 15 applications were received for consideration. All applicants are represented in this year’s grant application with one exception. Only the application submitted by the Newport Community School did not meet the CDBG Eligibility requirements because only 45 percent of program participants are of low/ moderate income just shy of the 51 percent minimum standard. Improved lighting, shorter dis-
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Dyer Jones, David Elwell designated as state negotiators for Cup bid By Tom Shevlin NEWPORT – Two-time America’s Cup Regatta Manager Dyer Jones, and David Elwell, comodore of the New York Yacht Club, have been selected to head up the negotiating team being organized by the state to lure the America’s Cup back to Newport. According to Keith Stokes, executive director of the Rhode Island Economic Development Corporation, both Jones and Elwell have been having ongoing discussions with representatives from the BMW/Oracle Racing team, in which they have expressed the state’s interest and seriousness in bringing the Cup back to Newport.
Meanwhile, momentum con- tives from defending Cup champitinues to build surrounding what on BMW Oracle with a formal preStokes described as a two-tiered sentation detailing Rhode Island’s plan being developed that will bid to host the next edition of the serve as the basis for the state’s fabled race. “It shows our level of commitbid. One plan calls for the transformation of a portion of Fort Adams ment,” Stokes said on Monday. For the last several weeks, a State Park into a yachting village working group, led by the RIEDC to accomodate upand made up of representatives wards of a dozen from the city and state yachting syndicates. The community has been meeting to other pairs private and public lands to newport cooridinate the state’s Cup efforts Their next meeting is scheduled integrate the syndicates within the city’s downtown for Friday, May 26 at 3 p.m. in council chambers at Newport City Hall. core. And according to Stokes, he and a small contingent are preparing For more on the state’s Chase for the to fly out to California if necessary Cup, look for the “Chasing the Cup” to personally present representa- tag at www.Newport-Now.com
Be Green Consignment Sale Embraces Recycling By Andrea E. McHugh NEWPORT – Like many moms with little ones, Alison Murphy looked around one day and was overwhelmed by the amount of stuff she had acquired since the birth of her year-and-a-half old daughter, Avery. Beautiful, but unworn clothing, strollers, a crib, and the toys, oh, the toys…it was easy to feel cramped in her twobedroom condominium in Newport. She brought Avery’s gentlyused items, that she had simply outgrown or had duplicates of, to a weekend-long consignment sale in Boston; priced it, dropped it off, then, two weeks later, received a check for $400. Taking a cue from the positive experience, Alison teamed up with her sister-in-law, Meredith Brown, to create Be Green Kids Consignments, a seasonal consignment event, holding their first sale at the Fraternal Order of Police Hall in Middletown, May 13-16 “I do events in my real life job, so with my background, it’s a nobrainer,” says Murphy, “and it’s great for the current economy. The truth is, a lot of times you have nice things you just don’t want or have room for.” Murphy says, while feedback thus far has been positive, their biggest hurdle has been educating people on what exactly a seasonal consignment sale is all about. “They confuse us with a consignment store or a flea market-type of event. We are a 3-day sales event,” she explains. Consignors register (there is a $10 registration fee), gather the items they want to sell, input these items in to Be Green’s online ticketing system (consignors decide what price to sell the item for), then they drop the items off at the FOP hall, which
will be set up like a retail store, the day before the sale starts. Be Green and a team of volunteers will do all the on-site selling for them. “Consignors receive 60% of their proceeds, but they can volunteer and increase their percentage to 75 percent” Murphy explains. Any unsold items that consignors had chosen to donate will be given to Child & Family Services. “And, of course, we are promoting all the benefits that there are for being green—recycling, reusing and reselling kids items instead of throwing them out,” she says. While these types of sales are popular in the South and out West, according to Murphy, the concept is relatively new in the Northeast, which is why Be Green is also planning similar sales in Brooklyn, Long Island and Dutchess County, New York. She points out that the sale is convenient for consignors because Be Green does all the leg work, and consignors receive payment soon after the sale. Buyers can find everything from strollers, high-chairs, bouncy seats, car seats and activity centers to upscale clothing, toys,
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OPINION Editorial Are you ready to run? And so it seems that the 2010 election season has started; not with an announcement, but with a departure. Mary Connolly’s decision to step down from the City Council when her term is up later this year, came as a surprise to some, a disappointment to others. In an interview on Tuesday, Connolly reflected not only on her time on the council, but her life in Newport. Politics, she said, had always been in her blood. Newport is in her blood. Her genuine love of this city and its citizens is palpable, and her presence on the council will surely be missed. Indeed, her decision is the first major development in a campaign that will lead to a different, new dynamic on the council with at least one new voice now assured. This week, we’ve also learned of two new council contenders. Will there be any more? One would hope so. In 2008, in the face of an election that was all about “change,” voters here decided to stay the course. But with tempers flaring on the national stage, and a “throw the bums out” mentality apparently seeping through the electorate, one must wonder just what the Council will look like in 2011. While entering into the political arena is not something that should be taken lightly, it’s also something that should be encouraged. Like the current City Council, the individuals we elect in November will be faced with the daunting task of coming to grips with an aging, overstressed (and sometimes failing) infrastructure; paying down an escalating post-employee benefit structure; and all the while ensuring that Newport remains a relatively affordable place to live, work, and raise a family. Wouldn’t it be nice if every election cycle there was a wide field of candidates vying for local elected office? Even if they’re unsuccesful, new candidates would invariably infuse our debate with the new ideas and new perspectives that are so critical to our public discourse. With that in mind, here’s to hoping that more people will become engaged in this year’s election. And for reference purposes, below are some critical dates to keep in mind if you’re so inclined: • •
May 28: Deadline to register to vote in order to file a declaration of candidacy June 28, 29 and 30: Declaration of candidacy filing period (All candidates for federal and statewide office must file with the Secretary of State’s Elections Division; all candidates for the general assembly, local offices and party committees must file with local boards of canvassers.)
Upcoming Municipal Meetings Newport City Council - March 24 at 6:30 p.m. - City Hall Energy & Environment Commission - March 25 at 7 p.m. - City Hall Board of Tax Appeals - March 25 at 4:45 p.m. - City Hall Board of Tax Appeals - March 30 at 3:45 p.m.- City Hall Note: List may not include meetings scheduled at or after press time.
A seagull perched atop a piling at East Ferry in Jamestown has a prime view of the Newport Pell Bridge. Photo by Tom Shevlin
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Gold Star for Newport Lifelines are Meant to be Year-Long Hospital I’m in Newport Hospital. It’s 2 a.m. in the morning. I’m battling a disease I don’t know much about, but I try to understand. The whisper of an air conditioner fills my room with fresh air while outside in the halls another world exists. While patients are secure in their rooms, the Angels of the Night take their watch. Doctors, nurses, nurses assistants, medicine dispensers fill the halls of the hospital with relief, love and protection. They are all committed to their jobs and their patients as if they were one of their own family members. Their goal is getting you strong and healthy and on with your life. You have to be a special person to work at Newport Hospital. You have to love people and your job. Everyone I spoke to, loves their job. There is a pride in each of them, that they are doing their work to the best of their abilities. We are lucky to have Newport Hospital and to have the angels of the day and the angels of the early morning hours. To The Newport Hospital’s, CEO GusCardeiro, congratulations. You get the gold star today for running a Great Hospital. Charlie Berluti 9 Meikle Ave., Newport Pg. 14 Crossword Solved
Dear Editor, You have got to be kidding. In an apparent last ditch effort to gain a Public Utility Commission Operating Certificate; the owner of the new Aquidneck Ferry Company is changing his business plan from Newport Harbor Shuttle to a Lifeline Ferry Service, from mainland Newport to Goat Island. It may be difficult to convince the Public Utility Commission that there is a public need for a third shuttle service in Newport Harbor but it may be possible to convince them of the need for a lifeline ferry service to Goat Island. I guess one never knows when a confused pilot may take a wrong right turn at Fort Adams and run a stray LNG tanker through the harbor and into the goat Island Causeway. And you really never know when the next earthquake induced tsunami will take out the causeway, stranding thousands of helpless residents and hotel guests on the island. It’s a bit perplexing that Aquidneck Ferry owner, Addison Closson proposes to operate this much needed lifeline service from May through September but doesn’t seem too concerned with the lives of Goat Island’s inhabitants during the off season. If Mr. Closson decides to revise his operating schedule to a true 365-day lifeline service such as Block Island and Prudence Island Ferries, he has my full support. Jeff O’Brien 28 Hoppin Road, Newport
Lenten Blessings Lent is an acceptable time for Christians to develop a meaningful relationship with Jesus Christ. Religion is important in most people’s lives in hours of pain, illness, sorrow and disappointments. Bearing the daily heavy crosses are difficult without the merciful help from Jesus. Personally, I know. In May 2003, my mother was diagnosed with colon cancer. The worst prognosis was that there was no cure. It was a difficult time. I felt down-spirited knowing my mother, who is my best friend, would die. To find comfort, I went to church. Believing and trusting in Jesus, I focused on the Way of The Cross (Passion of Jesus) and prayed for a miracle. As I contemplated and reflected on His/our suffering, I did feel the comfort and peace of heart that I desired in time of despair. After I left the church each day, we drove to St. Anne’s Hospital for radiation and to Newport Hospital for chemo. Even though we had our faith and hope, we left the rest to God to be the healer. Well, six months later our prayers were answered. The great gift of a miraculous cure was given to my mother. The doctor said he felt truly it was my prayers that contributed to her healing, not the medical field. I share my personal story that others never give up faith, hope and always trust in Jesus who has the power to heal one physically and mentally. May the full blessings of peace and joy be given to you by our Risen Lord at Easter. Elizabeth Watts Newport
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AOH Pipe and Drum Corps march again in New York’s St. Patrick’s Day Parade
By Andrea E. McHugh NEW YORK CITY – Invited to return for their second annual appearance, more than 80 members of Newport’s Dennis E. Collins Division #1 Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, and the AOH Pipes & Drums marched up Fifth Avenue Wednesday afternoon in New York City’s 249th Saint Patrick's Day Parade. Considered the largest and most famous parade held in the Big Apple, schools, civic organizations, Irish American associations, firefighters and police from across the country flock to New York to participate in the world-famous event. With a cloudless, blue sky and spring-like temperatures, the nearly 2-mile parade route was lined with tens of thousands of revelers, at many points, more than ten people deep. “The weather was perfect,” said Steve Martin, AOH men’s president. “A lot of people recognized our banner and saw we were from Rhode Island, and there was tons of cheering.” Other groups representing the Ocean State included the Bishop Hendricken High School marching band, members of the dance team and orchestra from St. Mary Academy-Bay View and the Providence College Alumni Society of New York. New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Gov. David A. Paterson also marched up Fifth Avenue, painted with celebratory green center line similar to the one along Newport’s parade route. The parade’s Grand Marshall,
shorter in time and length for budgetary reasons. Following the parade, Newport’s AOH joined the Pipe & Drum band for a scheduled appearance at O’Flanagan’s, a bar and restaurant on First Avenue, before retuning to the City-by-the-Sea.
NYPD Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly, made an unexpected detour on his way to the parade when he came to the rescue of a woman struck by a bicyclist before attending the traditional pre-parade Mass at St. Patrick's Cathedral. Honoring the parade’s roots, no cars, floats, buses, trucks or other vehicles are permitted. Wednesday’s parade was the last to take place before new restrictions go into effect next month requiring all New York City parades to be
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“Iron John” Event hopes to discover future chefs Child & Family event aims to engage young men with the art of cuisine
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MIDDLETOWN –Blackstone Caterers will host Child and Family’s second Iron John Event on Sunday, March 28, from 5-7p.m., at the Blackstone Catering Facility located at 224 John Clarke Rd. Blackstone Caterers Executive Chef, Derek Jolie, Smokehouse Cafe Executive Chef, Chris Ferris, and Chef of Culinary Development, Brian Mansfield, will offer area young men a free class on kitchen basics and cooking through a number of hands-on food prep stations. The Chefs will share recipes for creating the perfect pizza, salad, pasta and more. After learning the art of cooking, the “chefs-in-training” will be able to sit down and enjoy their creations for dinner. The free, Iron John Events, planned monthly in partnership with the Newport Metropolitan Regional Career & Technical Center are offered to young men between the ages of 13 and 19. The events occur in various settings in a fun, and easy-going atmosphere. According to Fred Abong, Iron John Events Coordinator, “Iron John Events give boys and young men in our community a chance to explore career possibilities, problem solve, to meet and talk with one another, and share a light dinner together, all for free!” “For years, our Ophelia Sessions have provided the young women of Newport County and beyond with a strong foundation as they transition into adulthood. We are extremely excited to provide a similar program for the young men of Newport County and beyond. Iron John Events are a vital component to our program and the community we serve,” stated Peter M. DiBari, President & CEO of Child and Family. While the boys are attending the Iron John Event at Blackstone Caterers, their parents, grandparents and guardians are invited to attend an Open House Information Reception at the Child & Family Community Center, which is located just down the road from Blackstone Caterers at 31 John Clarke Road. They will have the opportunity to hear about the different Iron John programs and service components available to their sons and grandsons. Space is limited. Reservations are required for both the Iron John
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Other Area Restaurants Newport Grand, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Rd., Newport; IHOP, 159 W. Main Rd., Middletown; Rhea’s 120 W. Main Rd., Middletown; Fieldstones, 980 E. Main Rd.,
Portsmouth; Scampi, 657 Park Ave., Portsmouth; The Boat House, 227 Schooner St., Tiverton; DeWolf Tavern, 259 Thames St., Bristol
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On the hunt for a traditional egg hunt? there is a $10 donation.) Reservations requested, please call 8493990 or e-mail email@example.com The Newport Recreation Department will be sponsoring several Easter holiday activities on Saturday, April 3. The day begins with “Breakfast With The Easter Bunny.” The breakfast will be held at the Elks Lodge lower level from 9:00 am – 11:00 am. The cost is $5 per person. Reservations are required by Monday, March 29 and can be done by calling the Recreation Department at 845-5800. (Please do not call the Elks Hall directly.) An Easter Egg hunt for boys and girls ages 3-7 will begin at 10 a.m. sharp at Touro Park on Bellevue Avenue. There is no fee to participate. Plastic eggs are collected and turned in for prize bags. For safety, Pelham Street between Bellevue Avenue and Touro Park West will
be closed to traffic between 9 a.m. and 11 a.m. For older youth, boys and girls ages 8-10, there will be a “Flashlight Egg Hunt” at Toppa football field (Freebody Park) beginning at 8 p.m. sharp. There is no fee to participate, but children must bring their own flashlight. For further information on any of the above activities, please call Newport Recreation at 845-5800. The Preservation Society of Newport County also invites families to bring children to meet the Easter Bunny at Rosecliff, and enjoy an Easter brunch on Saturday, April 3. Reservations required by calling 847-1000, ext.140 or going online, www.newportmansions.org Following the 10 a.m. service on Sunday, April 4 at Trinity Church, children of all ages are invited to join in an Easter Egg hunt. Call 8460660 for information.
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NEWPORT – With Easter right around the corner, we thought the Easter Bunny could probably use a little help in getting the word out on a few area egg hunts scheduled for the holiday weekend. Whether your kids are expert egg hunters, or are, perhaps just starting out, there are plenty of Easter celebrations around town to you build family memories. At the International Tennis Hall of Fame the Easter Bunny will hop right into the Hall of Fame for an Easter Egg Hunt through the Museum. Easter Eggs and treats will be hidden throughout the Museum and photographs with the Easter Bunny will be available. Kids of all ages welcome. Participants will be split into groups based on age. Hunts begin at 10:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 3, rain or shine. Children 16 and under are free (for accompanying adults
A DANCE MONTAGE OFYOUR FAVORITE DANCE SCENES FROM MOVIES, BROADWAY SHOWS AND MTV VIDEOS!
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This year’s Easter Egg hunt at the Tennis Hall of Fame children will be divided into groups based on age.
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This Week’s Artist: David Dubois By Lynne Tungett There is an old adage that, “A man’s home is his castle.” David DuBois, who portrays Count Dracula in the Island Moving Company performances at Belcourt Castle, seems so at ease with his caricature that the audience feels as if DuBois is truly at home. Do you have a favorite scene? The whole production has been beautifully choreographed by Miki Ohlsen. But, if I had to choose one scene, I would say the opening, where Dracula is awakening from the coffin. How long have you been with Island Moving Company (IMC)? I came on board full-time in the spring of 2007. But, my first experience with the group was in 2006, I was living in Cambridge, Mass. at the time and I performed with them that summer. Are you from New England? No, I grew up in St. Petersburg, Florida. After high school, I received a scholarship to the Boston Conservatory; that’s what brought me to the area. Was dancing for males accepted when you were growing up? High schools in Florida have designated specialties; mine was a performing arts school. There were a lot of music and theater programs. I was very athletic and played sports, and dance became a really cool outlet for me. How has dance impacted your life? It has taught me discipline. I was not always scholastically motivated, shall we say, I was athletic, but dance has helped me in a positive way.
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David DuBois, above, portrays Dracula in Island Moving Company’s contemporary interpretive ballet.
What does it feel like before you go out on the dance floor? Do you get “butterflies?” Absolutely, I’ve been dancing now for about 12 years, but with each performance I want to do a great job, so I worry. I kind of say to myself, “1-2-3, here we go” — once I’m out there, the worry goes away — it’s an amazing experience. Tell us about your best performance? I don’t think that I can single one out. The best performances are the ones you can’t remember. In Dracula, I’d say it’s the final pas de deux, the rough translation for that is dance or step for two, the culmination dance with Nina is intense, the music is intense, I just get lost in the movement. Do you think Newport public schools promote the arts
enough? Four of us from IMC do a creative movement program with third graders. We teach basic concepts with three lessons. We have expanded the program to Middletown, Portsmouth and Jamestown. Future goals / dreams: That’s a question I ask myself a lot, where do I want to be in 10 years? It’s tough to know. I do you enjoy teaching; I believe that when you teach you learn.
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Continued from pg. 1 of birds or animals on any part of Second or Third Beach or the waters immediately adjacent thereto, including mooring areas.” However, DEM challenged that the Middletown ordinance was preempted by state statutes because it disrupts DEM’s scheme of animal population control through hunting. Citing public safety, the court disagreed. Primary to consideration was whether the municipality’s action had a significant effect on people outside of Middletown.
“The Court agrees with the Town that most of the hunters affected by the Ordinance probably are Middletown residents. Furthermore, the effect of the Ordinance on out-of-towners is unlikely to be significant in light of the availability of other hunting grounds, including over 40,000 acres of state-managed land available for hunting,” the decision reads. It goes on: “Again, these are Town-owned beaches, and the Town operates the beaches. Owners of property are expected to have some control over the actions
of invitees to their property.” DEM brought an action against both Middletown and the Town of Coventry back in October, but was subsequently denied.
CCRI EDUCATION Showcasing the TOOLS to Change Your Life. EXPO 2010 Are you thinking about going to college or going back to college? Not sure where to start? Then CCRI’s Education Expo may have the answers you need. The economy is challenging. Jobs are hard to find. From high school students to mature adults; whatever your point in life, you can get all the tools you need to move forward with your education to help change your life and achieve your dreams. At Expo, you can: • Take advantage of the easy enrollment process and pay no application fee. • Find out about CCRI’s 90-plus associate degree and certificate programs. • Learn about applying for financial aid, scholarships and payment plans. • Find out if you can apply previous college credit, military experience or work history toward a CCRI degree. • Attend a workshop about transferring into or out of CCRI. • Ask questions of CCRI faculty, staff, students and administrators. Participating partners include the Rhode Island Student Loan Authority, the Rhode Island Higher Education Assistance Authority, the Rhode Island Indian Council and more.
Saturday, April 10 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Community College of Rhode Island Knight Campus, 400 East Ave., Warwick, R.I. For more information about Education Expo 2010, visit www.ccri.edu/expo.
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Wednesday March 24
Newport Restaurant Week Three-course lunch and dinners, specially priced are offered at dozens of area restaurants throughout Newport, Aquidneck Island and Bristol, continues thru March 28, www.gonewportrestaurantweek.org
in advance, Atlantic Beach Club, Middletown, www.mlkcenter.org Shakespeare Enthusiasts “If It’s Thursdays, It Must be Shakespeare,” informal group meets weekly to give interpretive readings of Shakespeare works, 6 – 7 p.m., Redwood Library, free, 847-0292, www.redwoodlibrary. org The Tournees Festival New French film, “The Girl Cut in Two,” a dark satirical comedy, by Claude Chabrol will screen, 7 p.m., O’Hare Academic Center, Salve Regina University, free and open to the public, 341-2327, www.salve.edu/frenchfilm/
Great Decisions Lecture Series “The Global Financial Crisis,” presented by Dr. Mark Blyth, professor at Brown University, sponsored by the Newport Council for International Visitors, 7 p.m., free, Newport Public Library, 847-5196, The Count Returns! www.newportciv.org Interpretative performance of “Dracula” through dance and live music, with the audience moving throughout the bold rooms of Belcourt Castle to watch the dancers of the Island Moving Co., 7:30 p.m., additional performances Friday, Saturday and Sunday, Inside Newport’s Oldest Muaudience size very limited, tickets seum House available through www.ArtTixRI. Step back in time with a coscom or www.islandmovingco.org, tumed guide into the c.1697 847-4470 Wanton Lyman Hazard House, the oldest museum house in Newport, 11:30 a.m., $5 per person, $3 for children under 12, tour departs from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, Thames Street, 841-8770
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Pirates and Scoundrels History “Swing Into Spring” Walking Tour Annual fund-raising event to See where scoundrels lived, benefit the Dr. Martin Luther King where pirates profited and where Jr. Community Center, buffet criminals were put on trial and dinner, dancing to James Montpunished, 11:30 a.m., tour degomery Band, silent and live auc- parts from the Brick Market Mutions, 6-11 p.m., $50 per person seum & Shop, $12, 841-8770
Court Tennis Tournament Unique opportunity to view this historic, fast-paced sport, competition of the US National 60’s Singles and Doubles Court Tennis Tournament, International Tennis Hall of Fame, 849-6672 Viader Wine Dinner at The Mooring Wines will be paired with each selection of the four-course menu, 6:30 p.m. reception, 7:30 p.m. dinner, 846-2260, www.mooringrestaurant.com “Dracula” Gala Interpretative performance of “Dracula” through dance and live music, with the audience moving throughout the bold rooms of Belcourt Castle to watch the dancers of the Island Moving Co., 7:30 p.m., tickets $135, available through www.ArtTixRI.com or www.islandmovingco.org, 8474470 Little Bits O’Humor Newport’s award-winning comedy improv troupe will entertain you with limericks, leprechauns and laughs created on the spot, 8 p.m., Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, $15, 849-3473, www.firehousetheater.org
Saturday March 27
Seal Watch Cruise One-hour seal tours aboard “M/V Alletta Morris” goes around Rose Island Lighthouse for an educational view of these seasonal marine visitors, 11 a.m. and noon, cruises depart from Bowen’s Ferry Landing, adults; $20, children 5-12; $15, 401-324-6020, www. savebay.org/seals
“Dracula” Two performances of Island Moving Company’s “Dracula” at Belcourt Castle, 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., audience size very limited, tickets available through www.ArtTixRI. com or www.islandmovingco.org, 847-4470
Classic Dances See your favorite dance scenes from movies, Broadway shows and MTV videos, 2 p.m. $10, Jane Pickens Theater, 862-0190, www. jackiehendersondance.com “Dracula” Two performances of Island Moving Company’s “Dracula” at Belcourt Castle, 2 p.m. and 6 p.m., audience size very limited, tickets available through www.ArtTixRI. com or www.islandmovingco.org, 847-4470
“Two Brothers” Movie Matinee Families invited to watch this whimsical PG-rated film about two tiger cubs, 2:30 p.m., free, snacks provided, Newport Public Library, 847-8720, ext. 204
Traditional Irish Music Session Live traditional Irish music hosted by A. O. Guttierez, Tim May, and Jack Wright, 5-9 p.m., Fastnet Pub, One Broadway. 845-9311, www.fastnetpub.com
Lady Hibernian Dinner A corned beef and cabbage dinner, sponsored by the Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians, will be served as part Irish Heritage Month, 6 p.m., St. Augustin’s Church, $15, 619-1058
“Capitalism: A Love Story” Michael Moore’s documentary film about the global financial crisis presented by the Rhode Island Progressive League, 7 p.m., Firehouse Theater, $5 donation
Reggae Fest Proceeds to be donated to the Red Cross for Haiti and Chile Relief, 7-10 p.m., Jamestown Teen Center, 41 Conanicus Avenue, Jamestown, $10 entrance fee
Common Fence Music Series An evening of bluegrass music by the Claire Lynch Band, doors open at 7 p.m., show begins at 8 p.m., Common Fence Point Community Hall, 933 Anthony Road, Portsmouth, $20, 683-5085, www. commonfencemusic.org
LNG Public Forum Panel discussion on the pros and cons, sponsored by the Alliance for Livable Newport, doors open at 6:30 p.m., forum begins at 7 p.m., Main Auditorium CCRI campus
Sunday March 28
Seal Watch Cruise One-hour seal tours aboard “M/V Alletta Morris” goes around Rose Island Lighthouse for an educational view of these seasonal marine visitors, 11 a.m. and noon, cruises depart from Bowen’s Ferry Landing, adults; $20, children 5-12; $15, 401-324-6020, www. savebay.org/seals
Broadway Business Expo Merchants and businesses surrounding the Broadway area gather at the Fourth Annual Business Expo of the Off Broadway Neighborhood Association, 7 p.m., Café 200, Broadway and Gould Street, 864-0372
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mill, site of a significant Revolutionary War event, feed the ducks and geese at the pond, grounds open year round free of charge; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, June to Sept.; guided tours of mill, $4 adults, free for under 12, 847-6230,newportrestoration.org
Show will feature local and regional artists with an interpretation of the theme. The exhibition will be judged and prizes awarded. WHERE: 138 Bellevue Ave. property; $18 adults, $4.50 ages 6 WHEN: Noon-5 p.m. Tuesday to to 17, 847-1000, www.newport- Sunday mansions.org MORE INFO: 846-8439, 846-5681, www.debloisgallery.com Redwood Library The nation’s oldest library, built Jamestown Arts Center by architect Peter Harrison, circa Through March 29: “Collaboration 1748-1750, a National Historic 10” a group art installation of 12 Landmark, art gallery, sculpture inch square works of art reflecting and exhibits, including a portrait the creative community. of George Washington by Gilbert Stuart, tours 10:30 a.m. Monday- WHERE: 47 Conancius Ave., Friday, building open11 a.m.-3 Jamestown p.m. Tuesday to Friday, 10 a.m. to MORE INFO: 662-6163; 4 p.m. Saturday, free, donations www.jamestownartcenter.org always welcome, 847-0292; www. redwoodlibrary.org
Preservation Society of Newport Take a journey back in time at one of America’s premier collections of historic house museums. Find a world of exceptional elegance in architecture, art, interior design and landscapes and explore 250 years of American history, 10 a.m.4 p.m., 5 p.m. houses & grounds close; The Breakers is open daily; Marble House and The Elms open weekends and holidays, through April 2; The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Ave.; The Elms, 367 Bellevue Ave.; and Marble House, 596 Bel- DeBlois Gallery levue Ave., $23 adults, $6 ages 6 Through March 26: “Step On It,” to 17, The Breakers plus one other the annual multi-media Open
exhibit of regional contemporary art in a multitude of media. Museum open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday to Saturday, noon-4 p.m. Sunday, open most Monday holidays 76 Bellevue Ave., $10 adults, $8 seniors, $6 military, students with valid ID, free museum members, children under 5; admission by donation Saturdays, 848-8200, www.newportartmuseum.org Art on the Wharf New show: April 1 – May 31. Fourteen new coastal paintings from fishing huts in Monhegan to a game of cricket in Sussex, by local British artist Anthony Gill. All paintings measure five by seven inches. Gallery hours are Fri. – Mon., noon - 5 p.m., or by appointment, 33 Bannister’s Wharf, 846-6858
“Inside Out: Sculpture, Drawings and Paintings,” by Susan Lyman. An opening reception with the artist, free and open to the public, will be Thursday, April 1, from 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. Gallery hours are Mon.Sat., 9 a.m. – 4 p.m., Hunter Gallery is located at St. George’s School, Middletown, 842-6679, email@example.com Sheldon Fine Art New show: Still-life paintings by local artist W.C. Nowell. Artist opening on Saturday, March 27 from noon-5 p.m. Gallery is open daily 9 – 6 p.m., 59 America’s Cup Avenue, on historic Bowen’s Wharf, 849-0030.
Adult Drawing Class Newport Art Museum Explore the drawing process eiThrough March 28: “Windows To ther for the first time, or with prior Our Soul: Portraits in Charcoal” in Hunter Gallery experience. the Wright Gallery. New show: March 25 – May 1. WHERE: The Edward King House, Through April 4: “Newportant People: Watercolors by William Heydt. Through May 24: Annual Members Juried Exhibition features an
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35 King St., Newport and to purchase tickets call, 477WHEN: 1-3 p.m. Thursdays, 3177 or visit starkidsprogram.org through March COST: $12 per session MORE INFO: 846-7263 “Neighborhoods of Newport House Tour,” tour of five private estates in Newport organized by the Parents Association of St. National Security Symposium Michael’s Country Day School, 849- A National Security Symposium, 5970 “The Shape of Things To Come” will be presented by the National Security Decision Making Department of San Mateo, CA. Saturday and “Holly House Fund-raiser,” to ben- Sunday, March 27 and 28 March. “Swing Into Spring,” dinner and efit Friends of Ballard Park, 6 – 8 For more information please call dancing to James Montgomery p.m., Holly House, Newport, for Naval War College Foundation, and the Uptown Horns, 6 – 11 p.m., more information and to purchase 848-8301. Atlantic Beach Club, Middletown, tickets call, 619-3377 or visit www. benefiting the Martin Luther King ballardpark.org Jr. Community Center, 846-4828, www.mlkcenter.org
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April 24 “A Stellar Past, A Brighter Future,” celebrating ten years of making a difference in the lives of children, fund-raiser for the Star Kids Scholarship Program, Carnegie Abbey Club House, for more information
The Newport Flower Show to be held at Rosecliff, all proceeds from the show benefit the historic landscape restoration efforts of the Preservation Society, 847-1000, www.newportmansions.org
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K. Serio, who entered the Marine Corps right out of high school. He died on April 5, 2004, in Fallujah. The museum is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. For more information call 841-4052. New on the dining scene is Tallulah on Thames at 464 Thames Street. Co-owners Chef Jake Rojas and Kelly Anne Maurice are joined Because of a special exercise, the by Keith Maurice, her brother. vehicular gates to the Newport Navy Base will be closed for a por- Ralph L. Sabetta, local horticulturtion of the afternoon on Thursday, ist and garden designer, opened March 25. People are encouraged Mill Street Garden Shop at 154 to avoid optional trips to the base Mill Street. on that afternoon
The “Lost Heroes Art Quilt” which is on a national exhibit tour will be on display at the Naval War College Museum from April 2 through April 13. The 5-foot by 15-foot quilt has a center section with 50 heroes representing each of the fifty states. Rhode Island is represented on the quilt by Lance Corporal Matthew
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