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They Kept Their Eyes On The Prize Middletown High School senior Chelsea Dowler holds the championship plaque after the Islander girls’ soccer team captured the state’s Division III soccer title, by defeating Tolman High School 5-0 in the playoff final on Monday, Nov. 12 at Rhode Island College. The Middletown girls had been denied their prize twice before, losing in the finals the previous two years. Pictured with Dowler from L-R: Riley Smith, Kenleigh Hebel, Carla Peter, Allegra Borges and Zoe Mazulli. See story and more photos on Page 25. (Photo by Michael J. Conley)
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New Growth at Newport Vineyards By Jonathan Clancy The history behind Newport Vineyards is as lush as the nutrient-rich soil where its vines are rooted. What began in 1977 as a small vineyard on the bank of the Sakonnet River has matured into an award-winning winery, annually producing between 15,000 and 18,000 cases of wine in over 30 styles ranging from singlegrape varietals to blends, sparkling wines to ports, ice wines, and even a widely popular hard cider, Rhody Coyote, made from locally grown apples. “I think the biggest change has been the acceptance of wines from this region,” said co-owner John Nunes of the vineyard’s success. Owners and brothers John Jr. and Paul Nunes, who have seen steady sales growth over the past ten years, recently decided to renovate their current setup to increase production and enhance the vineyard experience for their patrons. The 51-acre plot of land on Wyatt Road in Middletown, formerly known as Bailey Farm, dates back to 1701. In 1917, it was purchased by Francisco Nunes. The land was likely used for pasture, and to grow hay, corn, and later potatoes. In 1977, retired Navy captain Richard Alexander planted ten acres on the banks of the Sakonnet River with French-American wine grapes. He did so with the help of his neighbors, family and
Belcourt Castle, a Gilded Age masterpiece and one of Bellevue Avenue's most storied summer cottages, has been sold to Carolyn Rafaelian, the founder of Cranstonbased jewelry manufacturer Alex and Ani. Last week, as the terms of the sale were being finalized, Rafaelian spoke about her attraction to the property and her plans for its future. The purchase, which was finalized on Monday, was reported at $3.6 million, and included all of the mansion’s contents. Rafaelian, who's gained national attention for the meteoric rise of her jewelry company, said that she plans to restore the property to its former grandeur and to open it for private events. She also plans to rename the property “Belcourt of Newport.” Designed by Richard Morris Hunt, the 50,000-square-foot manse draws heavily upon Gothic
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friends, including Peter Nunes, cousin of current winery owners John and Paul Nunes. For the next eleven years, Alexander worked what he called the Schoolyard Vineyard, experimenting with different types of grape varietals and producing small batch wines to see what grapes would produce best in Aquidneck’s unique microclimate. Due to the vineyard’s high elevation on the island, a constant gentle breeze keeps the leaves of the vines dry. Proximity to the ocean provides a long, cool growing season. The deep, rich soils combined with the Nunes’
Wine Cellars, was built in 1988 and represented the long partnership between the Nunes Family and Alexander. Also in 1988, winemaker George Chelf was brought in to press the grapes for the vineyard’s first vintage. In 1995, when John and Paul Nunes acquired the winery operation from Alexander, the name was changed to Newport Vineyards.
City Councilors were poised this month to approve a long-term plan to curb the number of combined sewer overflows discharged into Newport Harbor. On Wednesday, councilors gave their approval to a proposed Systemwide Master Plan proposed by the city's department of utilities and endorsed by a CSO Stakeholder Working Group. Part of the city's ongoing effort to improve water quality in the harbor, the landmark document, which is required to be submitted to regulators by Nov. 30, is a critical pice of a consent agreement entered into by the city with the state Department of Environmental Management and Environmental Protection Agency. And, at a price tag of close to $100 million, the program is also proving to be expensive. Calling for several strategies designed to "reduce the volume and frequency of discharges from the CSO treatment facilities through use of a combination of inflow reduction, conveyance, and wastewater treatment projects," once complete, the project is anticipated to cost $99.7 million.
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Breaking ground for new winery and tasting room. (Photo by Jonathan Clancy) Brothers, Paul Nunes (left) and John Nunes prepare a harvest of grapes for crushing.
use of drain tiles, which rid the earth of excess water and promote deep root penetration, allow the grapes more time to develop subtle and complex flavors. The original winery, Vineland
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Respect for the Flag Appreciating Our Servicemen As a Veterans Day appreciation, two Newport bedand-breakfasts offered a free night’s stay to veterans and military servicemen and women. Victorian Ladies Inn and Adele Turner Inn welcomed five couples, including (above) Leah Campbell and SPC Nathan Campbell of Seekonk, Mass. and 1st Lt. Robert Vaccaro, who was injured in Iraq, and his wife Amy, of Wakefield.
Pack 2 Fort Adams Cub Scouts received an all important lesson in respect for our nation’s flag. They learned how to raise and lower the flag, proper ways to display it and how to fold it at a recent den meeting. Show here are Evan Blizzard, Matt Mullins and Zachary Zeller getting training from LCDR Wade Blizzard on the proper way to fold the United States flag. For more information on joining Cub Scouts contact Cubmaster Ray Frandsen at 847-1474 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Where in the World is NTW? Catching up with news of home while vacationing in Segovia, Spain earlier this month are (L-R) Mike and Pat Heller of Newport and Laurel and Jim Kenney of Portsmouth. Behind them is a Roman aqueduct.
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City OKs Block Island Fast Ferry By Tom Shevlin
The city administration has recommended that the council extend a one-year trial period to allow the operators of the Block Island ferry to operate a daily fast ferry from Newport's Perrotti Park. In a letter to the city administration written last month, Interstate Navigation Co. asked for permission to use the floating docks at Perrotti Park as a base for their operation. Currently used as a hub for private harbor shuttle operators as well as a debarkation point for cruise ship passengers, the docks are already the city's most prominent public harborfront facility, serving as a gateway to and from the water. Interstate Navigation currently operates a year-round conventional passenger and freight ferry service between Point Judith and Block Island. It also operates a seasonal passenger fast ferry service between Point Judith and Block Island. More recently, it has operated a limited seasonal conventional passenger ferry service between Newport and Block Island from Fort Adams State Park. Earlier this summer, the company received a Certificate of Public
Convenience and Necessity (CPCN) from the state's Division of Public Utilities and Carriers that allows it to operate seasonal fast ferry service between Newport and Block Island. Interstate's current plan is to discontinue the conventional slow ferry seasonal run between Fort Adams and Block Island, which operated just once per day and took about two hours each way, and replace it with a more frequent schedule that would take passengers from downtown Newport to Old Harbor in less than an hour. After being asked to review the proposal and observing the ferry's operation in and out of the downtown docks, Harbormaster Timothy Mills found no cause for concern that would prohibit the vessel from using the facility. In considering the proposal, Mills noted that "Safety is as always a priority." He also said that while the vessel is large by comparison to other vessels, he was pleased with what he saw during a trial run using a vessel similar to the one that would be used next summer. "During the trial run on October 10th, the weather was optimal
with light to variable easterly wind and virtually no sea state," Mills reported to council. "The 'Athena' (an 89-foot jet drive fast ferry) maneuvered in and out of all the slips at Perrotti Park, some stem first and some bow first. The 'Athena' crew did so in a proficient and expeditious manner. Vessel traffic was minimal. As the Athena worked her way north towards Long Wharf, the area in which she could maneuver became smaller and more complex. The crew handled the additional complexity with ease." He also noted that given the limited number of trips being proposed, he does not foresee the ferry having a negative impact on the city's existing harbor shuttle service. He raised one concern: "The 'Athena' as well as the proposed Ferry are both water jet driven vessels," Mills said. "This type of vessel uses a large volume of water directed by nozzles to provide its propulsion. This creates a wash behind or around the vessel similar to propeller wash with conventionally powered vessels. The concern with
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However, following Mr. Tinney’s death in 2006, the property was listed for sale in 2009 by his widow Harle Tinney for $7.2 million. The price was reduced twice to $3.9 million. Belcourt would cost upwards of $70 million to build today. Rafaelian says it will remain open to the public for special events and weddings. According to the city's zoning office, private functions such as fundraisers and rented events are permitted on the property. Tinney, who is expected to play a role in Belcourt’s restoration, was not immediately available for comment, however Rafaelian has said that she will be involved. "Mrs. Tinney – who has had such a love affair for owning that home – I think it was very difficult to her to just give it up to just anyone," Rafaelian said. "I think she needed to find someone who was going to continue the legacy of what Belcourt was.”
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Belcourt Castle is the latest in a string of high-profile purchases for Rafaelian or her company. Earlier this year, Rafaelian announced plans to buy Little Compton's Sakonnet Vineyards, while her company separately acquired Wilson's of Wickford. On Monday, Belcourt’s information board was draped with an American flag – a symbol found throughout Alex and Ani's marketing. Listing agent Kate Leonard, of Lila Delman Real Estate, said she's confident Rafaelian will do well by Belcourt, and Newport. "I'm proud to have been able to represent this significant and historic property - it's exciting to help this great old house move towards a new future," she said. Rafaelian said she plans to continue recent efforts to restore the property. Purchased by the Tinney family in 1956 for $25,000, the house became a labor of love for them.
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and French Renaissance architecture, and has been described as a bit “eccentric” when compared to its contemporaries. Built between 1891 and 1894 as the summer cottage of Oliver Hazard Perry Belmont, Belcourt Castle quickly became one of Bellevue Avenue's most famous homes, surrounded by intrigue courtesy of its young, wealthy owner. In addition to its design quirks, (the house was famously built to accommodate Belmont's prized stable of horses), it was also the center of a romance between the young bachelor and his wife, the former Alva Vanderbilt. Together, the couple set Newport society aflutter with their courtship and eventual marriage. Rafaelian's locally-made jewelry line, which she founded in 2006, has blossomed into one of the country's fastest-growing lifestyle brands. Speaking from her Cranston headquarters, she said that it has always been a dream of hers to own a piece of Newport history, and to be a part of its future. Describing herself as "a life-long lover" of Newport's mansions, Rafaelian said that restoring Belcourt reflects her desire to reinvest in Rhode Island. "This is something that I could put my stamp on to bring it back to its original glory," Rafaelian said. Alex and Ani CEO Giovani Feroce agreed. "Part of our strategic plan has been to reinvest in Rhode Island, and therefore the trend early on and in the future is to invest in the iconic entities of Rhode Island," he said. "[Purchasing] Belcourt Castle is an opportunity to take wellearned dollars made by Rhode Islanders and put them right back into the state."
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NEWS BRIEFS Foundation Receives $10,000 in Grants The Newport Public Education Foundation recently released the first round of the 2012 school and community enrichment grants which will directly benefit students in Newport Public Schools. So far this year, the foundation has raised $10,150 for educational programs. Over the last 21 years, the Newport Public Education Foundation has awarded over $250,000 in grants to classroom teachers and community groups to provide innovative educational experiences to children in Newport. An all-volunteer non-profit organization, the Newport Public Education Foundation raises money to fund programs within schools that are not otherwise funded through the school budget.
This year, the following school enrichment grants were received, totally $2,900: -Language Arts Enrichment for English Language Learners at Underwood School and special education students at Coggeshall School. -A district-wide grant for after school ensembles for students in grades 3 &4 and Thompson Middle School students will meet for in-depth instruction in ensemble skills. -Fourth grade students at Underwood School will learn about and build electric circuits, resistors, capacitors and motors. - First grade students at Underwood School will enhance their knowledge of life forms and functions of living organisms and their unique structures. - Students studying Geol
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The City of Newport Emergency Management Agency will hold a vaccination clinic on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Thompson Middle School, 55 Broadway. The event is an effort to increase the number of people in Newport protected against the effects of seasonal flu, pneumonia, and whooping cough. For more information, contact the RI Dept. of Health 2225960/RI Relay 711, or the Newport Fire Department at 845-5900.
For What It’s Worth Mr. Santi: This needlepoint has been in our family a long time. My father purchased it before WWII and it has hung in his office until recently. He loved patriotic symbols and this picture of Washington was one of his prized possessions. Can you tell me anything about it and what it is worth? It is about 3’ x 5’ in size. —Tom B.
City Seeks Economic Development Director City Hall is putting out a call for an economic development director. The position, which was posted on the city’s website on Friday, involves a range of activities, from planning and development to marketing the city to businesses, brokers and other economic development professionals. As a director-level position, the job will carry a salary ranging from $80,000-115,000. City Council members earlier this year directed the city administration to make economic development a top priority for the city, and a dedicated economic development working group reinforced that commitment. Following the reorganization of the city’s planning department in which a director-level post was eliminated, the city moved to bring in an economic development director. The city last hired an economic development director in 2007. The position, which was limited in scope, was then filled by Jonathan Stevens, now an aide to Gov. Chafee.
Tom: We have seen other examples of this needlepoint depicting George Washington over the years. It is after a portrait completed by Gilbert Stuart in 1796. We suspect that yours along with the other examples date from 1876: the Centennial of the founding of the country. There must have been a pattern available because each one we have seen is identical to yours. Yours looks in excellent condition and would have a value of between $3,500 and $5,000. (The Drawing Room offers free appraisals by appointment. Call 841-5060 to make an appointment.) Do you have a treasured item and want to know “what it’s worth?” Send an image, as hi-res as possible, directly to Federico at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 152 Spring St., Newport
Harvest Market Saturday Aquidneck Growers’ Market will hold its annual holiday market Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the old parish hall of St. Mary’s Church in Portsmouth. The annual event is now part of the newly opened winter market that will run from November through April featuring many of the farmers and vendors of the summer markets selling local fruits and vegetables, pasture-raised meats and eggs, fresh seafood, breads, pastries, and this Saturday, a fine selection of special foods for the Thanksgiving holiday. Live music and local artisans will round out the seasonal event. For more information, contact email@example.com
Movember Fundraiser During November each year, Movember is responsible for the sprouting of moustaches on thousands of men’s faces, in the US and around the world. With their Mo’s, these men raise vital funds and awareness for men’s health, specifically prostate cancer and other cancers that affect men. On Movember 1st, guys register at Movember.com with a cleanshaven face. For the rest of the month, these selfless and generous men, known as Mo Bros, groom, trim and wax their way into the annals of fine moustachery. Kyle Reichman will be leading the team for the third year of “Movember” in Newport in honor of his father, who was diagnosed with prostate cancer in 2007. Last year Newport Muzzy raised just over $10,000, doubling the amount from 2010. For more information, or to make a donation, contact Reichman at 619-0374 or us.movember.com/ team/442737/page/1.
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Council-Elect to Name Mayor, Vice Chair The newly elected members of Newport’s City Council will meet on Thursday to informally elect a new mayor and vice-mayor. In a posting on the Secretary of State’s website, the council-elect announced a caucus to be held on Thursday, Nov. 12 at 5:30 p.m. in the conference room of City Hall “for the purposes of informally electing a mayor and vice chairman of the council for the 2013-2015 term of office.” Current Mayor Henry F. Winthrop, who earned the second highest vote total in the council’s At-Large race last week, is expected to retain his spot as head of the council. Councilor Naomi L. Neville, was expected to be named vice-chair. The meeting will also serve to informally appoint the city’s solicitor, municpal court judge, and probate judge. For updates, including a final vote, visit www.Newport-Now.com on Friday.
Last Lego Meetings The Jamestown Library Lego Club will meet on Thursdays, Nov. 15 and 29 in the Meeting Hall from 3 - 4 p.m. These will be the last Lego Club meetings of the year. The Club is for kids of all ages, though children under 7 must always be accompanied to the library by an adult. Call 423-7280, email jamlibkids@ gmail.com or visit the library to register. You must register for each week that you plan to attend.
AARP Meeting The Newport County chapter of AARP will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 19 at Fenner Hall, Fenner Ave., Newport at 1:30 p.m. Keith Stokes, president of Strategic Economic Planning and Development at Mayforth Group, will speak on”American Irony: FreeNTW 3.875 forReligious 2 columns dom3” and Slavery in Early Rhode Isor 6 column inches land.” Stokes, a native Newporter, has researched and studied Black TO RUN THE WEEK OF History in Rhode Island and Newport for many years and has written many articles on the subject. Members are asked to bring canned goods for local food pan tries. New members are asked to arrive at 1 p.m. and bring their na tional AARP card. For more informa tion, contact Jean at 846-5146.
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Newport Police Log Newport Fire During the period from Monday, Incident Run Report Nov. 5 to Monday, Nov. 12, the Newport Police Department responded to 457 calls. Of those, 62 were motor vehicle related; there were 31 motor vehicle violations issued and 32 accident reports. The police also responded to 8 incidents of vandalism, 12 noise complaints, 18 animal complaints, 49 home/business alarm calls and conducted 1 DARE class and 7 school security checks. (Coggeshall-2, Cranston-Calvert-2, Triplett -3) In addition, police responded to a call of shots fired on Ocean Ave., a rape report from Vernon Ave. and discovery of 2 deceased persons. They transported 3 prisoners, provided 3 funeral escorts, recorded 4 instances of assisting other agencies and 3 instances of assisting other police departments. 5 private tows were recorded (4 Paramount parking lot) In addition, 18 arrests were made for the following violations: n 5 arrests were made for domestic (simple) assault. n 3 arrests were made for outstanding bench or district court warrants. n 3 arrests were made for receiving stolen goods. n 2 arrests were made for possession of open containers of alcohol. n 1 arrest was made for simple assault or battery. n 1 arrest was made for domestic assault by strangulation. n 1 arrest was made for DUI. n 1 arrest was made for assaulting someone over 60 years of age.
Toy Boxes Requests for Christmas toys for children up to age 12 will be accepted Nov. 29 and 30 from 9:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. and Saturday Dec. 1 from 9:30 – 11:30 a.m. Toys will be distributed Dec. 19. Persons should only request assistance from one social service agency. When applying, you must have the following: Photo ID with current address or proof of address, social security or medical cards of everyone in your household and proof of any income. For more information, call the Salvation Army at 846-3234.
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During the period from Monday, Nov. 5 through Sunday, Nov. 11 the Newport Fire Department responded to a total of 138 calls. Of those, 70 were emergency medical calls, resulting in 58 patients being transported to the hospital. Additionally, 4 patients refused aid once EMS had arrived on-scene. Fire apparatus was used for 138 responses: • Station 1 - Headquarters/Rescue 1 responded to 42 calls • Station 1 - Engine #1 and #3 responded to 48 calls • Station 2 - Old Fort Road responded to 28 calls • Station 2 - Engine responded to 29 calls • Station 5 - Touro Street/Engine 5 responded to 37 calls
Specific situations fire apparatus was used for include: 1 - Chimney / flue fire 1 - Burner / boiler fire 1 - Cooking fire, contained to stove 3 - Electrical wiring / arcing or equipment problems 2 - Brush fires 1 - Water evacuation problem 7 - Assist public calls 2 - Motor vehicle accidents 15 - Fire alarm system sounding - no fire 10 - Fire alarm system sounding - due to malfunction In the category of fire prevention, the department performed 6 smoke alarm inspections for house sale, 14 life safety inspections, provided 8 fire system plan reviews and 40 hours of fire prevention education. Fire Prevention Message: There are more home cooking fires on Thanksgiving than any other day of the year. To ensure a fire safe day, stay in the kitchen when you are cooking on the stovetop so you can keep an eye on the food. Do not leave your home while the turkey is cooking in the oven. Keep the stovetop clear of everything other than what you are actively cooking. And, test your smoke detectors before the big day. —Information provided by FM Wayne Clark, ADSFM
Holly Ball Tickets on Sale Thru Nov. 20 The 2012 holiday season kicks off at the Glen Manor House with the 39th Annual Holly Ball on Saturday, Dec. 1. Friends of Glen Manor House open the mansion for a night of dinner, dancing, and celebrating the Yuletide season. Space is limited to 150 guests and reservations are required by Nov. 20. Tickets are $100 per person and can be purchased by calling Glen Manor House at 683-4177 or by downloading the invitation on the website at www.glenmanorhouse.com. Proceeds go to the preservation and restoration of the Glen Manor House.
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Local musicians come together Sunday, Nov. 18 at 4 p.m. at Billy Goodes, 29 Marlborough St., to hold a benefit concert for storm victims in New Jersey. Special guest Rick Barry will be joined by Ken Shane, Mark Cutler & Friends, Comic Book Keith and the Bob Kendall Band. A $10 donation is requested, all proceeds will go to the American Red Cross, Jersey Coast Chapter.
The Newport Rotary Club is holding its 20th annual citrus sale. Proceeds from the purchase of Florida oranges and grapefruit, apples and pears will support Newport Rotary’s Rogers High School scholarships and other charitable community projects and programs. Fruit will be available for pickup Dec. 8 in Newport or it can be shipped if sending as a gift. Orders can be placed until Nov. 20 by emailing donnamaytum@ cox.net or calling 401-439-7310.
A group of Aquidneck Islanders have organized SOS Staten Island, collecting clothing and household items for those who were impacted by hurricane Sandy on Staten Island, New York. Especially needed items include bleach, bottled water, diapers and formula, contractor bags, masks, gloves, shovels, brooms, and socks and underwear for men, women and children. Items may be dropped off at any of the above locations at least through Sunday, Nov. 18. Drop-off sites are all island fire departments, post offices, and libraries. Volunteers are needed to process the items from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Middletown Fire Department. Contact is Jules Clark, 5752860 or email SOS.Staten.Island@ gmail.com. Also on Facebook: SOS. Staten.Island.RI.
John Clarke Tribute The Newport Hospital will unveil a plaque in the hospital lobby honoring John Clarke, a founder of Rhode Island and author of the 1663 Charter of Rhode Island, the most liberal charter granted by England during the colonial era. John Clarke Society Founder and Executive Director James Wermuth will give a presentation: “The Whale we Sit Upon While Fishing for Minnows: 336 Years Later, John Clarke, MD’s Extraordinary Beneficence” at the Newport Hospital lobby on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 5 p.m.
Community Arts Center Forum A public forum will be held at the Portsmouth Free Public Library on Monday, Nov. 19 at 6:30 p.m. to discuss the Portsmouth Arts and Culture Committee’s detailed plan for the project. Hear about the line-up of arts programming, as well as the Committee’s plan to revitalize a currently town-owned site. For more information, please contact info@PortsmouthArts.org.
New Owner Announced For four decades, J.H.Breakell & Co. has been the source for original marine & nature inspired jewelry designed and handcrafted in Newport. Founders of the business, James and Joan Breakell announced the sale of their company to Angel Luis Gonzalez, Designer and Platinumsmith, who also owns The Platinum House in the Brick Market Place.
Ocean Drive Repairs to Begin Next Week Work to repair portions of Ocean Drive damaged by Hurricane Sandy is slated to get underway as early as next week. According to Public Services Director Bill Riccio, bids were being received as of Thursday, Nov. 15, to shore up the scenic roadway. With funding provided through a U.S. Department of Transportation emergency relief program, Riccio said that the work will go a long way to restoring the road while having minimal impact on the city’s bottom line. It’s not clear how much the project will cost, and contractors likely won’t have a full scope of work until they get further into the contract. However, attention is expected to be paid to Green Bridge and the Gooseneck Cove area, as well as the seawalls and roadway around Brenton Point State Park. In addition to the work around Ocean Drive, the city is also hoping to receive emergency funds to make repairs to Easton’s Beach and the Cliff Walk.
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EDITORIAL Time to Set Aside Smears
ll eyes turned to Bellevue Avenue this week as news broke that Belcourt Castle had been sold. The price tag for the property – and all of the contents therein – totaled $3.6
million. Throughout Twittersphere, and across Facebook, the news spread. It was a lot of money to spend on a house, but perhaps not so much for aGilded Age mansion. Meanwhile, on Broadway, city councilors committed to an outlay of their own. However, this one totaled $100 million, or just over $3.5 million for the next 30 years. The city's proposal to reduce the number and volume of combined sewer overflows that are discharged into Newport Harbor may not be as intriguing as the purchase of one of Newport's famous "summer cottages," however its effects are infinitely greater. Ensuring that our native waters are clean is not just a matter of public health, but also a source of civic pride. More than our mansions, museums, and shops, Narragansett Bay is our most valuable attraction and precious resource. It's been a long and at-times contentious process, but the city's decision to endorse a Systemwide Master Plan is a monumental achievement for our environment. It is an equally formidable accomplishment for the dedicated volunteers who first brought public attention to the issue, and who have now seen this project through. It is both a testament to the power of the public, and the professionalism of our city staff. However, looking beyond the well-wishing and the pride which we should all share in, it's hard to ignore the staggering cost we now face. If there were ever a case to be made about the dangers of unfunded mandates, one needn't look beyond Newport, where in the last 12 months the city has committed to spending upwards of $170 million in order to comply with federal regulators. And who's to pay for it all? Local ratepayers, of course. Perhaps it's time that the City Council holds a public meeting with our federal Congressional delegation to share in all our civic pride.
On the Mayor's Race
Speaking of the council, if you haven't noticed, Newport's top elected body has been on a roll of late. Over the last 18 months, projects that had seemed to languish have moved from concept to reality. Both Thames Street and Spring Street have been repaved; strides are being made to improve the city's communication efforts; upgrades are in progress to our drinking water infrastructure; and there is now a concerted effort to spur real economic development. Much of the progress can be traced back to a series of strategy sessions that began shortly after the new year in 2011, and which continued following the appointment of City Manager Jane Howington in January of 2012. On Thursday, pledging to keep the ball rolling, the council-elect was poised to elect Henry F. Winthrop to a full term as mayor, and Naomi L. Neville as the council's vice chair. Given the number of challenges the city faces, and the number of projects yet to be finished, we're pleased to see this year's mayoral selection progress go so smoothly, and we look forward to seeing the council continue on its current path.
Praise for Duncan To the Editor: Charlie Duncan was the only person running for city office who had the clear conscience of voting his beliefs rather than what's popular on Bellevue Avenue. Each and every person on the city council voted in favor of the NRF's tragic annexation of Queen Anne Square, a public park belonging to the citizens of Newport not the NRF. Not one city council member voting in favor of the park can give a cogent reason why they voted in that manner. Not one. Most claim they
didn't know that "the opposition was so numerous or impassioned." They must not read the papers or attend public forums. The aftermath? Queen Anne Square has been declared a toxic waste site by the RIDEM, the previous "mayor" resigned in disgrace ,and the about-to-be elected officials will race like lemmings to secure their own selfish interests... again. David A. Clapp Newport
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Complaint Process is Needed To the Editor: We all depend on employees of our City, the Firefighters and Police for our protection. While I greatly respect most of our Firefighters who are decent and hardworking people, there are exceptions, and we know people are not perfect just because they have the title of 'Fireman' or 'Policeman'. Respect is earned. I recently looked at the news for examples: a Portland, Maine firefighter beat a woman and left her lying in the street (August 30, 2012) and a Marion County Firefighter in Arkansas hit a homeowner over the head with a hammer in the resident's driveway after setting his truck on fire (October 30, 2012) and is now in jail for 2 counts of arson and assault charges. These are just 2 of 10 or more recent events around the country. Here in Newport, while most City employees are good folks, it is ALARMING that there is no process in place at City Hall for a citizen to
file a civil complaint against the behavior of any employee. I have been consistently harassed by a Newport City Firefighter for several years and City Manager, Jane Howington and her Staff, and our City Fire Chief Mr. Connerton, have all chosen to turn their backs on the issue. This same individual has even expressed that he will see that if my home ever catches fire, he will be sure it burns to the ground before anyone gets to my door. How is it possible that there is no process for a citizen to file a grievance against a city employee? There should be a process in place so that the a 'thug' like this Firefighter, who puts a black eye on the entire Fire Department can be dealt with before something like what happened in Arkansas or Maine happens to another good citizen. As taxpayers, we all deserve a voice and better processes! Nancy E. Custin Newport
Thankful for Every Day To the Editor: I was hoping I could just take a moment and give thanks for all the things I am grateful for at the moment. It is a little different. Yes, I did not “win” on Queen Anne Square and no, not all my choices got on the Council and certainly I was on the wrong side of the table games question. However, everything else came out the way I wanted/predicted. For more, you can check out QuahogsUnitedBlog.org at your convenience. In the meantime, I am so thankful for the opportunity to live here in Newport. Instant serenity is just two miles away in any direction. An instant connection to the past is usually around the next corner. I am thankful that my Higher Power led me here to carry the message of sobriety. Many folks know that Monday through Friday, I run a fellowship meeting every morning. (Tradition prohibits me from telling you what fellowship it is.) Carrying the message is the only way I can stay sober myself, over 10 years now, and I cannot think of a place I would rather do that. I am grateful for the folks I get to learn from. Whether it is in the political arena or some business pursuit, there are an incredible number of experienced people who have retired here or still employ
their craft here. Every day can be like a Masters’ seminar if you let it. I am grateful for my health and how it plays into my surroundings. Not every guy who is almost 46 wakes up with a bp of 110/70, a standing pulse rate of 48 and the liver output of a 26 year old. A lot of that has to do with being blessed with running 5 miles 6 times a week. Can you imagine a prettier place to run no matter what direction you head in? To prove that I may not be exactly in my right mind, I am even grateful for the sidewalks. Yes, I know they have caused a tumble or two, nothing close to that spectacular wipeout in Akron last summer, but in many places there are no sidewalks to run on. A runner is forced into the street or onto some pretty sketchy just off road terrain. I am grateful that I live in a place where it is easy to create change of all kinds. That means any situation can be improved through hard work. Yes, I, like everybody else, cannot win them all. However, just by being here, I am actually ahead of others who might “win” more but not live here. Maybe for me this is an overdue lesson. Robert T. Oliveira Newport
This Time, ‘the House’ Lost To the Editor: This latest casino rejection was in honor and in grateful memory of the late Capt. Howard Kay and Don Booth who, along with Dave Leys and others, founded Citizens Concerned About Casino Gambling (CCACG) back in 1977. As is well known, they led many successful struggles against attempts to bring casinos to Newport over these many years and rallied supporters of CCACG time and time again to turn back one attempt after another. While many states and communities are now jumping on the casino bandwagon and establishing these gambling emporiums rather than taking on the more difficult challenges of creating real economic development, not so the citizens of the City of Newport. Our community made it clear on Election Day that we are not like everyplace else and that the answer to the fiscal problems of Newport and Rhode Island cannot be found in these predatory “house always wins” establishments. The clear simple message is that we must take on the more difficult and more meaningful challenges immediately and stop looking for the easy money in these sad places. Howard Kay and Don Booth would have been truly proud and grateful for the Election Day decision by today’s voters which clearly sent the message that “not on their watch” would a casino be located anywhere in Newport. However, they often warned, as we surely understand, that “they will always be back.” For the citizens of Newport, to be forewarned is to be forearmed. Dave Wixted Newport
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Council Lends Support for VOR
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By Tom Shevlin City Council members on Wednesday got behind Sail Newport's efforts to secure a coveted North American Stopover for the next iteration of the Volvo Ocean Race. In a resolution sponsored by councilor (and sailor) Naomi L. Neville, councilors formally gave their consent and desire to serve as the U.S. stopover, scheduled for some time in the spring of 2015. The race, which spans eight months and 40,000 nautical miles, has become one of the most highprofile events in sailing. Although Newport has yet to host an event, the city has been well represented over the last two races as Newporter Ken Read has led Puma's VOR efforts to two consecutive podium positions on boats that were built and based on Narragansett Bay. Should Newport be chosen to host a leg of the 2015 race, it could prove to be an economic boon to the city as well as the state's marine trades, and further raise Rhode Island's profile as an international racing venue. According to the resolution, "The City of Newport has always been and remains a focal point for world class yacht racing events, having, most notably and successfully hosted the America's Cup World Series Races in the summer of 2012." Efforts to secure the stopover are being led by Sail Newport as well as representatives from state government. Coming off the state's successful foray hosting the ACWS last summer, some in the sailing community see now as the ideal time to secure a VOR stopover. However, the council's support is by no means a guarantee ofsuccess. Newport has been passed over twice for the chance to host a VOR stop, most recently losing out to Boston during the 2008-2009 edition, and again earlier this year when teams visited Miami before heading for a home stretch across the Atlantic.
CONTINUED FROM PG.3 this jet wash is that while the vessel is in neutral, the nozzles are pointed directly under the vessel in essence thrusting downward into the Harbor bottom. I feel this would create an unacceptable disturbance to an area which has been recently dredged by the City. To minimize this impact to an acceptable level it is recommended to require the vessel, if approved, to immediately upon securing of mooring lines disengage or 'clutch out' the jets." Although a final schedule hasn't been set, Interstate expects the runs to begin toward the end of June 2013 and continue through Labor Day of each summer. In addition to using the Perrotti Park docks, the company is also asking permission to use the downstairs counter at the Harbormaster's building to sell tickets. That issue was expected to be a cause for concern for some on the council, however, Mills did concede that "as we learned with the Providence to Newport Ferry, some level of customer service is important to overall customer satisfaction." If approved, it would be the first time a fast ferry has operated from the facility since RIPTA discontinued its Providence-Newport ferry. City Councilors were due to formally endorse the proposal at their Wednesday, Nov. 14 meeting.
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GRANT CONTINUED FROM PG. 4 ogy at Rogers High School were granted a field trip to Ballard Park to learn about rock cycles and how the earth changes rocks over time. In community enrichment grants, the Newport Public Education Foundation received $7,250: n Rough Point Art Collaboration – This is a program that allows the Newport Public School Art Department to collaborate with the Newport Restoration Foundation’s education staff to provide an opportunity for students in grades 3, 8, 9 – 12 to produce themed work which will be displayed at Doris Duke’s Rough Point on Bellevue Ave. n Experiential Learning Field Trips – The Boys & Girls Club of Newport County, Newport Family & Child Opportunity Zone, Dr. Mar-
tin Luther King Jr. Community Center, Newport Community School and Newport Public Schools were granted field trips. n March into Reading – This spring program will bring noted authors to Aquidneck Island schools. This was an initiative of the Aquidneck Collaborative for Education, a partnership of Aquidneck Island schools spearheaded and coordinated by the Education Department at Salve Regina University. n Lights On! A Documentary Film – Participating fourth grade students will work with a local filmmaker to create a documentary film about Newport’s after-school programs. Students will participate as actors, film crew, writers, editors and marketers.
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Rhode Island Interlocal Trust inspected all damages to the buildings, and made temporary repairs to the gym roof and Chartwells roof. Newport Roofing and Construction has supplied the Trust with the gym roof replacement costs, and work is expected to begin this month. To repair the three heaves that occurred on the gym floor due to heavy rain penetration, the areas were cut out and reattached by Kenvo Flooring on Wednesday, Nov. 7. Clean Care of New England began work on drying procedures on Friday, Nov. 9. School Committee member Rebecca Bolan said that Rogers High School was very lucky not to have lost power to the kitchen, because the school would have lost about $8,000 worth of food. There is no backup generator. She said that the Sullivan School lost about $400 worth of school food due to the power outage.
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As the holiday season approaches, several community groups in Newport are doing their part to stress the importance of giving to others in a time of need. At the Salvation Army of Newport, Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, and Seamen’s Church Institute, efforts are underway this week as volunteers prepare for what traditionally is their busiest time of the year. Not only are the nonprofits committed to feeding as many families as possible over Thanksgiving, they're also working to make sure that every family has presents for Christmas. And as demand increases, so, too, does the need for dedicated volunteers. The food pantry at the Newport Salvation Army, which is headed by Lt. Helen Johnson and her husband Kevin, is one of the most visited in Rhode Island, averaging about 900 families a month. The pantry is open to families and individuals who reside in Newport County, and it is open from 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Johnson says the organization is one of few in the area that also has the pantry open on Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon. The Salvation Army holds a hotmeal community dinner every Friday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. On Sunday, Nov. 18, a special Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at the Community Center, 51 Memorial Blvd. Teaming up with Shaw’s supermarkets, the Salvation Army has also placed special baskets for customers to donate non-perishable food items at Shaw’s locations around the state, including the Middletown store on East Main Road. The most needed items are gravy, cranberry sauce, and canned
Benjamin and Paula Adams helped fill 196 Thanksgiving baskets for families in need at the Martin Luther King Community Center, last year. vegetables. Immediately after Thanksgiving, preparations for Christmas will be underway. For years, the Salvation Army has participated in the Angel Tree Program at Wal-Mart, where people can either donate gifts to an individual child, or “adopt” a whole family to help with gift-buying throughout the holiday. According to Johnson, the holidays are some of the hardest times of the year for the Salvation Army, because people tend to donate one or two presents for a Christmas toy drive, and then give nothing else during the rest of the year.
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While food and presents are important to the Salvation Army, Johnson said what is needed most right now are consistent volunteers who can work at least once a month. At the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, Executive Director Marilyn Warren has been preparing to create 196 Thanksgiving baskets for local families who signed up for food assistance. “Each basket has enough food for not only a full Thanksgiving dinner, but also for the long weekend that follows,” she said.
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The Newport School Committee voted on Nov. 13 to approve a $7,200 traffic study to determine whether there is sufficient parking for staff and visitors at the new Pell Elementary School on Dexter Street. The contract was awarded to Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. Last month, the committee learned that the new school’s parking lot, as currently configured for 134 cars, may be too small to accommodate staff, parents, and visitors to the school. (The new school’s staff members total 132.) School Committee Chairman Patrick K. Kelley said that a parking and traffic study had been completed a year ago, but newer numbers indicated the potential problem. “My worry is with the traffic is flow,” Kelley said. “We were very precautionary when examining pickup and drop-off, but it may become insurmountable.” He urged the committee to approve a new study. The committee voted 5-2 to conduct the first part of a three-step study, with committee members Robert Leary and Charles Shoemaker opposed. Project manager Jim Farrar said that spending the money on the initial traffic study would allow for Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc. to collect and review newly acquired data to assess both the on-site parking spaces as currently designed and the potential for off-site parking to determine if there is a parking deficiency. The study would also update pick-up/ drop-off and queuing information and examine the efficiency of using the 53 on-street parking spaces that line Hillside Ave. and Dexter St. Farrar stressed the importance of doing the study immediately so that the construction project can stay on schedule. He said the Pell School is “lucky” to have the amount of parking that it does, saying, “[Farrar & Associates] builds schools that don’t have any parking at all, and somehow they’re functioning … We’re going to have to really prove that there’s an issue before we spend those dollars for additional parking and take away green space for the kids.” In terms of finding more space for parking, Farrar said the site is 2:30“pretty PM maxed Page out. 1 ”
A possible solution would be to eliminate a soccer field. However, Farrar said that doing that would be a “costly endeavor” of about $30,000 in fees. “We have drainage issues, and we’d have to meet DEM regulations for drainage system approval. I’m hoping that doesn’t go there, because you will use some of the valuable money that we’re trying to conserve.” In other business: n Rogers High School Principal James Nelson told the school committee that he was beginning the process of examining alternative schedules for the next school year to increase student-teacher contact time, as the current schedule does not allow teachers to see their students every day. Additionally, a new schedule would expand enrollment and reduce conflicts with the Newport Area Career and Technical Center. n The school committee received an update on the school’s capital improvement plans. There is currently $360,000 budgeted this fiscal year of which $220,000 will be used for roof replacements mainly for areas of Rogers High School and the technical center. The work will cover about 16,500 sq. ft. of the roof. The remaining $140,000 is allocated for locker replacement in the girls locker-room ($20,000); asphalt removal and loam installation in the school’s courtyard area ($15,000); kitchen equipment replacement ($15,000); fire/ sprinkler updates ($50,000); new carpentry van ($40,000). n To address chronic tardiness of several Newport teachers, the school department has instituted sign-in sheets requiring staff to note what time they arrive in the morning. Ambrogi said that of the 8 staff members who were tardy last year, only 4 remain, and principals will discipline those individuals. According to Ambrogi, Rhode Island teachers were absent an average of 9 days last year; in Newport, it was 7.8 days. This year, as of Nov. 2, the teacher absence rate was 2.9. n The Newport School Committee will meet again on Thursday, Nov. 15 to accept nominations and unofficially vote for the Chair and Vice-Chair leadership positions. Visit Newport Now’s education blog on Friday, Nov. 16 for results of that meeting.
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WINERY CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 In 1998, through a partnership of the Aquidneck Land Trust and the State of Rhode Island Division of Agriculture, the Nunes family was able to acquire the neighboring, and historic, Perry Farm, which has an interesting history of its own. In 1860, the Bryer family bought the land from the Hazard family for $18,000. They turned it into the Middletown Trotting Park, a halfmile horseracing track, and added a public dance hall in 1870. It was also the original site of the Narragansett Gun Club until the practice of shooting live pigeons, provided by Mr. Bryer, was deemed unacceptable, and the land was converted into a golf course until 1900. After the mansion on this property collapsed, the land was sold to a German man, Aurel Batonye, in 1910. But, the US Government seized it as alien property during World War I and sold it to Ervin Gomprey, who rented it to the Perry family and later sold them the farm outright in the 1930s. The Perrys grew potatoes here until 1998. When the Nunes bought the farm to add to their vineyard, they were able to increase their growing area as well as protect the land from a plan to develop 80 house lots. That same year, Newport Vineyards received their first gold medal during the Eastern International Wine Competition for their white blend “Great White.” The following year, their Vidal Ice Wine was voted into the top 50 wines in the United States at the Jefferson Invitational. To kick off the millennium, they received the Ingenuity Award from the Rhode Island Historical Society for their vineyard practices and
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Winemaker George Chelf bottling. production of Port Wine and Ice Wine. In 2008, their Riesling won “Best In Show” at Jefferson Cup Atlantic Seaboard Wine Competition, and in 2010 their white blend, Tranquility, won a gold medal for Best Vinifera Blend at the Atlantic Wine Competition. Tranquility is a blend of Gewurztraminer, Muscat Ottonel, Pinot Gris, and Riesling grapes. This snowball effect of awards and accolades created a steady increase in business, and a need for expansion. “The winery expansion is certainly exciting and will help us keep up with the demand for our wines,” said winemaker George Chelf. Their plan is to renovate the area where The Glass Onion restaurant was, relocating the tanks and press pad indoors for wine production. An area near the large stone chimney will allow visitors to look down and observe the wine being made in the production room. A
large window wall in this room will overlook the vineyard. The plans also include a facelift for the store. Nunes said renovations will make the vineyard visible upon entrance, and a new tasting area will be built where the tanks are now. Fans of Fatulli’s Bakery & Deli need not worry. That business will remain right where it is, with an added sitting area for patrons having lunch to look out over the vineyards. “We always want to keep it intimate, focus on the wine, and let people enjoy themselves,” said Nunes, “This will be a nice chance to show all our visitors how we grow grapes and how we make wine, improve our products, and create a few more jobs.” Newport Vineyards offers two tours at 1 p.m. and 3 p.m. every day except Christmas and Thanksgiving.
SEWER CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 City officials say that the volumes of discharges from the Wellington Avenue and Washington Street CSO facilities will be significantly reduced through actions such as the disconnection of downspouts, and other inflow sources; conveyance and treatment improvements, including two new pump stations and wet weather capacity improvements at the city's Wastewater Pollution Control Plant; and upsizing at least one of the city's primary force mains. Months of work and analysis by city engineers CH2M Hill and the ad-hoc working group, led up to this point. And on Wednesday,
councilors were due to formally endorse the plan, known to those who have been working on the project for the last two years, as the Conveyance 1A scenario. According to Julia Forgue, the city's director of utilities, countless hours of work have been put into the plan, including 12 public meetings held by the CSO Stakeholder Workgroup between February 2011 and October 2012. The effort culminated during a special workshop with councilors last week. There, several remediation options were presented, with costs ranging from $31 million, up to $201 million.
In the end a middle-of-the-road option was settled on, the costs of which are expected to be spread out over 30 years, with an annual cost equivalent of roughly $3.5 million. As Forgue noted in a report to the council, "The C1A Scenario best achieves the goals of the CSO Program, the EPA, and those expressed by the Stakeholders." The $100 million capital project is in addition the city's $70 million upgrade to its drinking water plants. Those improvements are also required by federal mandate.
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United Way of Rhode Island thanks these companies for LIVING UNITED! This list represents generous corporate and employee giving in Rhode Island throughout our 2011–2012 annual campaign. COMMUNITY INVESTORS
Corporate/Employee Gifts $500,000 or more
Corporate/Employee Gifts $200,000 – $499,999
Corporate/Employee Gifts $100,000 – $199,999
Corporate/Employee Gifts $50,000 – $99,999
Bank of America, Inc.* Citizens Bank* FM Global*
Gilbane Inc.* Hasbro, Inc.* Lifespan: Bradley Hospital Lifespan The Miriam Hospital Newport Hospital Rhode Island Hospital/ Hasbro Children’s Hospital MetLife/MetLife Auto and Home* National Grid* Teknor Apex Company* The Washington Trust Company*
A. T. Cross Company* Bank Rhode Island* Blue Cross & Blue Shield of RI* CVS Caremark: CVS Caremark Corporation The CVS Caremark Charitable Trust* Electric Boat – Quonset* Johnson & Wales University* Textron, Inc.* UPS*
Adler Pollock & Sheehan P.C.* Amica Mutual Insurance Company Amica Life Insurance Company* BankNewport* Brown University Butler Hospital Coastway Community Bank* Cox Communications* Dimeo Construction Company* Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
Thank you and congratulations to our 2011–2012 Corporate Award winner!
CORPORATE AND EMPLOYEE CAMPAIGNS: Corporate/Employee Gifts $1,000 – $49,999 A & H Manufacturing Company A. T. Wall Company A.J. Oster LLC AAA Southern New England* Abbott Laboratories Adoption Rhode Island Advanced Building Concepts AIDS Care Ocean State/FACTS AIPSO* Allstate Giving Campaign* Amalgamated Transit Union Division 618 American Express Company American Mathematical Society American Red Cross, RI Chapter Ameriprise Financial AMETEK SCP, Inc.* Amgen Foundation* Amgen, Inc. Andersen Corporation Ann & Hope, Inc. Anvil International, Inc. Aon Risk Services Northeast, Inc.* The ARC of Blackstone Valley Ashaway Line & Twine Mfg. Co.* Astro-Med, Inc.* AT & T Aurora Civic Association Autocrat, Inc. Automatic Data Processing, Inc.* Avery-Smith Insurance, Inc. Bannister House, Inc. Barrington Public School Dept. Batchelor, Frechette, McCrory, Michael & Co. Beacon Mutual Insurance Co. Benny’s, Inc.* Best Buy* Blacher Brothers, Inc.* Blish & Cavanagh BNY Mellon* Brave River Solutions Bristol/Warren School Dept. Brown/Fox Point Early Childhood Ed. Center, Inc. Bryant University Burns & Levinson LLP C & J Jewelry Co., Inc. C I Hayes* Cameron & Mittleman Capital Properties, Inc.* Catholic Family Life Insurance Cavanagh Company CB Richard Ellis CBIZ Tofias Central Falls School Dept. Centreville Savings Bank Chace Ruttenberg & Freedman Chariho Regional School Dept. ChemArt Company* Child & Family Services of Newport County Children’s Friend & Service City of Central Falls City of Cranston City of East Providence City of Newport City of Pawtucket City of Providence City of Warwick City of Woonsocket City Year Rhode Island Coastal Medical, Inc.*
Codac, Inc. Cogens Printing Services* Collette Vacations Combined Federal Campaign Commonwealth Engineers and Consultants, Inc. CompuClaim, Inc. The Conference Exchange Constellation Energy Construction & General Laborers’ Local Union 271 Contenti Supply Company, Inc.* Corcoran, Peckham, Hayes & Galvin, PC Cornerstone Adult Services, Inc. Corrigan Financial, Inc. Coventry Housing Authority Coventry Public Schools Covidien Cranston Print Works Company Cranston Public Schools Crossroads Rhode Island Cumberland School Dept. Davol Inc.* Day One Dell, Inc. Delta Dental of Rhode Island* Dominion Resources* Duffy & Shanley, Inc. E. H. Ashley & Company* E. J. Prescott, Inc. East Bay Community Action Program East Providence School Dept. Eaton Corporation, Fluid Conveyance Division* EMC Insurance Companies* Endurance Wealth Management Enterprise Holdings* Family Resources Community Action Family Service of Rhode Island Federal Hill House Association FedEx* FedEx Ground Fellowship Health Resources, Inc. Ferland Corporation* FGX International Flagstar Bank The Foundry Associates, LP Foxwoods Resort Casino FPL Group, Inc. Frank Olean Center, Inc. FUJIFILM Electronic Materials U.S.A., Inc. Fuller Packaging Company The Gap, Inc. Gateway Healthcare, Inc. GE Gencorp Insurance Group General Cable Genesis Center Getchell & Son, Inc. Goodwill Industries of RI\Vocational Resources Gordon R. Archibald, Inc. Greater Providence Chamber of Commerce H. Carr & Sons, Inc. H. V. Collins Company* Harvard Vanguard Healthcentric Advisors Herff Jones* Hexagon Metrology, Inc.* Highlander Charter School Hinckley Allen & Snyder Hindley Manufacturing Company Hodges Badge Company, Inc.*
Home & Hospice Care of RI Homefront Health Care The Homestead Group Honda of America Mfg., Inc. Hotel Viking HSBC – North America Hunter Insurance IBM Corporation* IKON Office Solutions, Inc. INSCO Group Institute for Labor Studies & Research International Institute of RI International Manufacturing Services Inc.* International Packaging Corp.* J. F. Allen & Son, Inc. James L. Maher Center Jay Packaging Group, Inc.* jcpenney* Jewelers Board of Trade Jewish Family Service John Hope Settlement House John R. Hess Company, Inc.* Johnston Public Schools Kearflex Engineering Co., Inc. Kenney Manufacturing Company* Keough Kirby Associates, Inc. Key Container Corporation KKM, Inc. Kohl’s Department Store KPMG LLP KVH Industries Lefkowitz, Garfinkel, Champi & DeRienzo, P.C. Liberty Mutual Insurance Company Lincoln School Dept. LISC Lockheed Martin Tactical Systems Maritime Systems and Sensors Louis Berger & Associates, Inc. Lowe’s Customer Care Macy’s* Maguire Group Inc. Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. Maxson Automatic Machinery Co. McLaughlin Research Corporation* McLeod Optical Company Mediware Information Systems Meeting Street Memorial Hospital of RI Merck Partnership for Giving Metals & Craft Workers’ Union Microfibres, Inc. MorganStanley SmithBarney* The Moore Company* Morrison Mahoney LLP Mortgage Masters Mueller Group, Inc. Mullen Scorpio & Cerilli Multi-Wall Packaging An ITW Co.* Natco Products Corporation National Education Association, RI Nationwide Insurance* Nautic Partners, LLC NBC10 Neighborhood Health Plan of RI New England Trane Service* New York Life Foundation The Newport Daily News Newport Harbor Corporation* NewportFed
Electric Boat – Groton GTECH Corporation* McLaughlin & Moran, Inc.* Professional Planning Group The Providence Journal Company* Raytheon Company Naval & Maritime Integrated Systems The Stop & Shop Companies Webster Bank*
Nixon Peabody LLP Nordson EFD, LLC* Nordstrom* Nortek, Inc.* North Kingstown School Dept. North Providence School Dept. Northrop Grumman Northwestern Mutual Financial Network Ocean State Community Resources OfficeMax Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope O’Neal Steel, Inc. Pablo Cabrera CPA, LLC Pannone Lopes Devereaux & West LLC PARI Independent Living Center Parmatech-Proform Corporation parsonsKellogg* Partridge, Snow & Hahn Pawtucket Credit Union* Pawtucket Red Sox Pawtucket School Dept. Paychex The People’s Credit Union* Pepsi Cola Bottling Group Peregrine Group LLC* Peter Pan Bus Lines Providence Division Pfizer, Inc.* Piccerelli, Gilstein & Company, LLP Pitney-Bowes, Inc.* Polytop Corporation* Portsmouth Abbey School Portsmouth School Dept. Providence Braid Company Providence Mutual Fire Insurance Company* Providence Performing Arts Center Providence Plan Providence Public Library Providence School Dept. The Prudential Foundation Public Employees Local 1033, LIUNA Purvis Systems, Inc. Rhode Island Airport Corporation Rhode Island Blood Center RI Carpenters Local Union 94 RI Coalition for the Homeless Rhode Island Credit Union RI Economic Development Corp. RI Federation of Teachers & Health Professionals Rhode Island Foster Parents Association Rhode Island Housing Rhode Island Monthly* RI Public Transit Authority Rhode Island School of Design Rhode Island Zoological Society RI Coalition Against Domestic Violence RI Kids Count RI PBS Ring Power Corp. Entertainment Scvs Rite-Solutions, Inc.* Riverwood Mental Health Services Robinson & Cole LLP Robinson Green Beretta Corp. Roger Williams University Royal Diversified Products SAIC Enterprise Solutions Division Saint Antoine Residence Salve Regina University San Miguel School Sansiveri, Kimball & Co., L.L.P.
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Sayer, Regan, Thayer & Flanagan Schneider Electric* Schonning Insurance Agency SEA CORP* Sensata Technologies* Shaw’s Supermarkets Shove Insurance, Inc. South County Hospital Sovereign Bank St. George’s School Starkweather & Shepley Insurance Brokerage, Inc.* State Farm Insurance State Employees Charitable Appeal Steiker, Fischer, Edwards & Greenapple PC SWEET, LLC Taco, Inc.* Target* TD Bank TD Charitable Foundation* Team, Inc.* Teknicote, Inc. Toray Plastics (America), Inc. Town of Bristol Town of Burrillville Town of East Greenwich Town of Lincoln Town of Narragansett Town of North Kingstown Town of North Providence Town of South Kingstown TransCanada Corporation* TRI-MACK Plastics Manufacturing Corp. Truex, Inc. Twin River* UBS Financial, Inc. UNFI United Food & Commercial Workers Union 328 United Way of Rhode Island UnitedHealthcare* University Emergency Medicine Foundation University Medicine Foundation, Inc. URS USI New England-RI Vision 3 Architects, Inc.* Visiting Nurse Svcs. of Newport & Bristol Counties W.E. Jackson Company Wachovia Securities Walgreens – Corporate Offices Wal-Mart* Ward Fisher & Company LLP Warren Electric Corp. Warwick Public Schools Washington County Coalition for Children Wellington Management Co., LLP Wells Fargo Community Support Campaign West Warwick School Dept. Westbay Community Action, Inc. Westerly Community Credit Union Whittet-Higgins Company Windmoeller & Hoelscher Corp. WLWC-TV Women & Infants’ Hospital of RI Wood River Health Services, Inc. The Xerox Corporation Yarlas, Kaplan, Santilli & Moran, Ltd. YMCA of Greater Providence YMCA of Pawtucket, Inc. * These companies made corporate gifts of $1,000 or more.
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K AROL RICHARDSON THANKSGIVING WEEKEND WEEKEND THANKSGIVING Holiday Sales Sales Event Event Holiday Come in and enjoy 20% off your Come in and enjoy 20% off your enti re purchase of select enti- pr re ice purchase of select full merchandise fullweekend - pr ice merchandise! all long! Standing (left to right) Armando Heredia; Linda Chandler; Peter Tarpgaard: Judith Terry: Thomas Freeman; Roy Callahan and Walter Wasowski, Treasurer. Seated (left to right) Gail Minoff-Keck, President; Anne Huot; Sharon Coleman, Vice President; Jean Peterson. (Not pictured: Anthony Cercena; Tariq Rashid and Jill Kassis.)
Newport Council for International Visitors
The Newport Council for International Visitors introduced seven new Board Members at its annual meeting and dinner in October at the Vasco da Gama Hall in Newport. New members to the CIV board are, Roy Callahan, Linda Chandler, Sharon Coleman, Thomas Freeman, Jean Peterson, Peter Tarpgaard and Judith Terry. Two weeks later the Newport CIV Executive Board was elected. Gail Minoff-Keck was elected President for a second term, Sharon Coleman was elected Vice President, Jean Peterson, Executive Secretary, and Walt Wasowski, Treasurer. Newport CIV hosts the annual 'Great Decisions' Series in conjunction with the Pell Center at Salve Regina University, and also has a Sponsorship Program for international officers and their families at the Naval War College.
Naval Community Briefs All Hands Thanksgiving
The Officers’ Club will host a traditional Thanksgiving Day Buffet for all hands with base access. The popular celebration includes all the traditional favorites. Seating times are from noon to 4 p.m. Advance ticketing is required and available at the ITT office (Bldg. 1255), open Wednesday-Friday, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Tickets are $27 for adults, $12 for children ages 8-12, and children ages 4-7 are $6.
The Newport Officers’ Spouses’ Club will host a coffee to welcome the Naval War College’s arriving class on Friday, Nov. 30 at Quarters AA at 9:30 a.m. Contact email@example.com for more information.
Letters from Santa
All hands with base access are invited to an All-You-Can-Eat Thanksgiving Leftovers Lunch at the Officers' Club on Friday, Nov. 23, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Cost is $8 and there is no advance ticketing.
Base personnel can arrange to have a personal letter from Santa sent to their children. Stop by the front desk at Gym 109 and provide the child's name and other information needed to customize the letter (teacher's name, gift wish, names of siblings, pets, likes or dislikes, etc.). Get your information in early. The fee is $1 per letter. For more information, call 401-841-3154.
Eight Bells Lecture
The Naval War College will hold graduation ceremonies for students from the College of Naval Warfare and the College of Naval Command and Staff on Friday, Nov. 16 in Spruance Auditorium at 12 p.m. Dr. Marc Genest, the NWC Forrest Sherman Chair of Public Diplomacy, will address the graduates. For more information, call 401-841-6594.
The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells series continues Thursday, Nov. 29, 12 p.m. with a lecture on “A Plain Sailorman in China: The Life of and Times of Cdr. I.V. Gillis, USN, 1875-1948,” by Bruce Swanson with Vance Morrison. Gillis was hailed as a hero while serving aboard his first warship in the Spanish-American War and in 1907 became the first U. S. Naval Attaché to China. The biography details the many facets of Gillis’ life, as an innovative thinker, tactician, spy, and diplomat. Morrison, former U.S. Naval and Acting U.S. Defense Attaché to the People’s Republic of China, will present. The lecture is free and open to the public but reservations are required. Guests are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. To reserve, call 401-841-2101 at least one working day prior to event.
SEA to Change Hands The Senior Enlisted Academy Change of Office ceremony will be held Wednesday, Nov. 21 at 1 p.m., in Perry Hall Auditorium on the naval base. Command Master Chief Charles L. Dassance will be relieved by Command Master Chief Jason E. Wallis. Rear Adm. John N. Christenson, president of the Naval War College, will be the guest speaker. Call 401-841-4222 for more information.
NOSC Workshop The Newport Officers’ Spouses’ Club will host a wreath-making workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 6 to 8 p.m. on board the Naval Station. Anne Huot will demonstrate how to make and care for wreaths. The cost is $15 for members, $25 for non-members and guests, and includes materials. Please bring wire cutters and a glue gun, if possible. Refreshments will be provided. Register at www.NewportOSC. org by 5 p.m., Friday, Nov. 30. Further location information to be determined and available at the NOSC website.
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Navy Seaman Apprentice Brittany M. Jenkins, a 2010 graduate of Rogers High School, recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill. Navy Seaman Apprentice Casey S. Sanders, son of Michelle L. Dehoyos of Portsmouth, RI and Cory Sanders, of Temecula, Calif., recently completed U.S. Navy basic training at Recruit Training Command, Great Lakes, Ill.
Weather Alerts All hands are urged to familiarize themselves with methods used to communicate operational changes on the naval station. Notifications of base status will be provided on most major local television and radio stations. Up-to-date base conditions will also be posted on Facebook. Become a fan of the Naval Station Newport Facebook page www.facebook.com/NAVSTANewport to receive announcements as they are posted. Personnel may also call the Base Conditions Line at 401-841-2211 for recorded updates.
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Vegetables always seem to be the biggest problem in planning a menu for Thanksgiving Day dinner. Someone in the family is bound to turn up their nose at broccoli or Brussels sprouts. Green beans and peas have had their day as well . . . boring! A great new alternative is a Thanksgiving salad. A salad can be colorful, and definitely not the grayish-green color of overcooked vegetables. Multi-tasking is necessary when preparing Thanksgiving dinner, but vegetables usually get little attention. Common choices are creamed onions, Brussels sprouts, yams with marshmallows – all prepared with lots of butter. However, with more than a week’s time to prepare for the great turkey meal, you have an opportunity to try one of these fabulous salads. Beets, parsnips, turnips, carrots, fennel, and celery root are just a few of the root and bulb vegetables you might consider tossing with your lettuce greens. For texture in your salad, frisee lettuce is very prickly-looking but beautiful, as is the addition of bright red radicchio. Fortunately, your choice of root vegetables at this time of year is wide. Both fennel and celery root can be Celery root exotic-tasting when you combine them with fresh orange slices, walnuts, or pistachios, and drizzle with a champagne vinaigrette. Wild rice also makes for a very delectable Thanksgiving salad. Try this salad as an alternative to the usual stuffing.
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Wild Rice and Dried Cherry Salad Serves 8
Ingredients: 1 cup wild rice 9 cups chicken stock 8 slices of crispy bacon, chopped Half bulb of celery root, peeled and finely chopped 2 shallots, peeled and finely chopped 1 medium-sized red onion, skinned and finely chopped 3/4 cup parsley, finely chopped 3 tablespoons balsamic vinegar 1 cup dried cherries Salt and pepper to taste Rinse the rice in a narrow-gauge sieve to rinse out any impurities. Pour the chicken stock into a large pot and bring it to a boil. Add the rice (wild rice is really a grain) to the large saucepan or pot. After two to three minutes at full boil, turn the heat down to medium and stir. Place the lid to partially cover the pot or pan. You do not want to place
the cover on firmly, as the rice will not cook properly. Cook the wild rice this way for one hour. The grains will have swollen and exploded. As with any rice, it is best to taste test. You definitely do not want your rice to be soggy. Due to the tough husk on the grain of wild rice, it should have a crunch. Remove the rice from the heat and pour it into a colander. Let it rest for a half hour. After the rice has cooled, place it in a large bowl and fluff with a fork. In a frying pan on medium heat, fry the bacon until it is crispy. Pat dry on paper towels and crumble it. Add the bacon to the bowl along with the rest of the ingredients. Toss lightly but thoroughly, so the balsamic vinegar is evenly distributed with the grains of rice. Let the salad sit for a half hour to an hour and serve at room temperature. It is possible to make this salad in advance (no more than two days) and keep in the refrigerator tightly covered with plastic wrap. Let the salad come to room temperature before serving. Place the salad in a serving bowl and surprise your family with a Thanksgiving salad.
Another alternative to a Thanksgiving staple, the sweet potato, is golden beets. They are a deluxe root vegetable available in supermarkets at this time of year. This beet recipe is a taste-bud delight. Not only are golden beets an elegant looking vegetable, they have a milder taste than their very red cousins.
Roasted Golden Beet Salad Serves 6
Ingredients: 8 to 10 golden beets, scrubbed, both ends removed 1 cup freshly squeezed orange juice 1 teaspoon honey 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil 1 large shallot, finely chopped 2 tablespoons wine vinegar 6 cups Bibb lettuce, torn into pieces ½ cup sliced almonds, sautéed 1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line a cookie sheet with tin foil and spray with cooking oil. Place the beets on the lined tray and cover with foil. Bake for 50 minutes or until you can easily pierce them with a fork. Prepare the Honey Wine Vinegar Sauce as follows: Pour the orange juice into a small saucepan and add the honey and wine vinegar. Bring the mixture to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer until the sauce is reduced to the consistency of syrup. Remove the sauce from the heat and let it cool to room temperature. Peel and slice the golden beets. Place them over a handful of lettuce on individual salad plates, garnish with the toasted sliced almonds and a sprinkling of goat cheese. Drizzle the scrumptious sauce over the beets. Voila! A fabulous golden-colored vegetable for Thanksgiving that is as delicious as it looks.
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CALENDAR Thursday November 15
Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents Capt. Robert Workman on “Float Planes & Flying Boats,” Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101. Read/Eat/Chat All are invited to discuss “The Art Detective: Fakes, Frauds, and Finds and the Search for Lost Treasure,” by Philip Mould, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., members free, non-members $5, bring lunch, 848-8200, NewportArtMuseum.org. “If It’s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeare” Informal group meets weekly to give interpretive readings of Shakespeare’s works, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., $2, 847-0292, RedwoodLibrary.org.
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Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather weekly to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 5 p.m., free. Black Seafarers Lecture LaShonda Barnett will discuss the contributions and experiences of African-American and Cape Verdean seamen and the shape of racial thinking in RI’s late 18thcentury maritime culture, Colony House, Washington Square, 5:30 p.m., members $1, non-members $5, 401-841-8770. Life of the Mind Series David Niose, president of the American Humanist Association, meets Anthony Zamarro, president of the G.K. Chesterton Society, in a debate on “The Secularization of America,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., reception 5:30 p.m., lecture 6 p.m., members free, nonmembers $10, 401-847-0292 x112 to reserve, RedwoodLibrary.org.
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25 TEAMS, TWO ACTION PACKED DAYS! Yes, this is the game made famous by Harry Potter. And now the gates of North America’s largest coastal fortress will open for the International Quidditch Association. Where else but at Fort Adams can you see college athletes competing on brooms inside an American Castle? Enjoy spirited competition from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. During breaks in the action, try your hand at the Airsoft Target Range or tour the Fort. Bring an appetite; there will be plenty to eat!
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Nutcracker at Rosecliff At the upcoming performances of the Island Moving Co.’s Nutcracker, audience members will be surrounded by a flurry of white tutus and snowflakes in Rosecliff’s grand ballroom, and watch the battling mice and soldiers on the sweetheart staircase. Celebrity Snow Kings and Queens, who walk on in the Snow Scene to greet Tess and the Nutcracker, will be played at various performances by luminaries from the community, including Rhode Show host Mary Larsen and Newport’s Mayor Harry Winthrop. For more information about the Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff visit www.islandmovingco. org or call 847-4470.
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Library, 26 North Rd., 6:30 p.m., free, 401-423-7280. Thursday Book Discussion The Thursday Evening Book Group meets to discuss “1491: New Revelations of the Americas before Columbus,” by Charles C. Mann, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m., 401-847-8720.
November 16 Holiday Lantern Tour Learn about 18th century holiday traditions during a lantern-lit stroll through Newport, Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 4:30 p.m., 401841-8770, NewportHistory.org. “From Sea to Summit” Ken Read and Louis Marioenzi discuss life lessons learned during the Volvo Ocean Race and climbing Mt. Everest, St. Michael’s Country Day School, 180 Rhode Island Ave., 6 p.m., 401-849-5970.
Chamber Dinner Dance Newport County Chamber of Commerce annual dinner dance and silent auction, Hyatt Regency, Goat Island, 6 p.m., 401-847-1608, www.NewportChamber.com. Seaman’s Church Institute Meeting 93rd annual meeting open to members and public, meeting, program, reception, 18 Market Square, 6 p.m., 401-847-4260, www.SeamansNewport.org. Improv Comedy Lightening-fast interactive comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 849-3473, FirehouseTheater.org.
Saturday November 17
Quidditch Tournament College athletes compete in the Northeast Regional Tournament, Fort Adams, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m., 401619-5801, www.FortAdams.org.
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Autumn Festivities at the Vanderbilt Grace Monday Wine and Cheese Tasting Come and join us in the relaxed atmosphere of the bar and sample a selection of local cheeses and wine from the vineyards of New England to complement their delicious flavours. From 6pm, $35 per person Every Tuesday Cigar Night Join us on the Conservatory terrace at our fire pit and choose your favorite cigar and enjoy with a glass of cognac or for the ladies a chilled glass of Pink champagne. From 6:00pm.
Newport Restaurant Week Lunch Offering Extended! Taste some of the finest food in Newport in either MUSE by Jonathan Cartwrightor the Conservatory Bistro until Sunday, Nov. 18th.
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Muse by Jonathan Cartwright and the Conservatory couldn’t be a better setting to celebrate one of the most important days in New England and American history. Enjoy turkey, chestnut stuffing and all the trimmings. $65pp in the Conservatoryt or $75pp in MUSE. 1pm to 9pm RSVP *Children under 12 receive a 50% discount and children under 3 are complimentary.
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Child & Family’s ‘Taste of Newport’
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The 29th annual Taste of Newport – a benefit for Child & Family’s community programs – was held Sunday, Nov. 11 at the Hyatt Regency on Goat Island. Some 40 local restaurants and caterers participated, offering tempting tastes of some of their most delectable dishes for guests to sample. Event co-chairs were Erica Gregg and Sara Hiebner. Guests also bid on auction items, including a private wine reception for 100 people at Newport Vineyards, a summer mooring in Bristol Harbor, and a one-week stay in an Italian villa for 6 people. Child & Family of Newport provides services for families and all Newport County residents in need of support, from infants to elders.
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Aquidneck Growers’ Market Newport County’s 8th annual Thanksgiving Harvest Market, St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 324 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., 401-848-0099.
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Christmas at the Mansions Enjoy The Breakers, Marble House and The Elms, all decorated with glitter and gold for the holidays. The Breakers opens at 9 a.m., Marble House and The Elms at 10 a.m., last tour time 4 p.m., www. NewportMansions.org. Thanksgiving Stories and Crafts Favorite Thanksgiving tales and a holiday craft, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m., ages 3 and up, free but registration is required, 401-846-1573. Mentalist Rory Raven Interactive show with mindreading, spoon-bending and fun, geared towards adults, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 2 p.m., free, 401-6839457, www.PortsmouthLibrary.org. Polar Express Begins Capture the magic of the timeless Christmas classic aboard the Newport Dinner Train, 19 America’s Cup
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Holiday Boat Parade The Holiday Harbor Lights Illuminated Boat Parade will get underway at 6:15 p.m., Friday, Nov. 23, when the boats will rendezvous south of the Goat Island causeway. The best spot for viewing and photographing the event is the Newport Yacht Club. The boats will then motor south along the waterfront past Perrotti Park and Bowen’s and Bannister’s wharves before looping back towards the causeway. Ave., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., advance ticketing a must, 401-841-8700, www.NewportDinnerTrain.com. Holiday Lantern Tour 4:30 p.m. See Friday, Nov. 16. “Freakshow” Salve Regina University’s Dance Club’s fall performance with over 120 dancers , hip-hop, jazz, tap, Irish Step and more, Rodgers Recreation Center, Ochre Point Ave., 7 p.m., $1.
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Horn of Plenty Blues Concert Common Fence Music hosts Paul Geremia, Toni Lynn Washington and the Ubiquitones in this fall celebration, harvest soups and baked goods available, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, hall opens at 7 p.m. for the “folk tailgate picnic,” concert 8 p.m., tickets $22, 401-683-5085, www.CommonFenceMusic.org. Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Friday, Nov. 16. Dancin’ Machine Disco hits of the ‘70s, Newport Grand, 150 Admiral Kalbfus Blvd., 9 p.m., 18+, NewportGrand.com.
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Quidditch Tournament 9 a.m. See Saturday, Nov. 17.
“Freakshow” 1 p.m. See Saturday, Nov. 17. Sunday Matinee “The Amazing Spiderman,” at the Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2 p.m., free, 423-7280. Musical Sundays Classical music by La Bella Musica, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., free, 401-847-8720. Music in the Galleries Chamber music concert by the Musica Dolce Quartet, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave. 2 p.m., members $10, non-members $15, NewportArtMuseum.org. Opera Workshop Workshop performance, Salve Regina University, Ochre Court, Ochre Point Ave., 3 p.m., 341-2295. Polar Express 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. See Saturday, Nov. 17 for details.
Monday November 19
Arts Center Forum Public forum on arts programming and plan for a Community Arts Center, Portsmouth Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd. 6:30 p.m., refreshments, info@PortsmouthArts. org.
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Friday, November 16 Billy Goodes – 50 Shows in 50 Days, 8 p.m. Clarke Cooke House – DJ Jackie Henderson, 9 p.m.
Pappardelle ai Fungi Porcini e Anatra Pappardelle fresh pasta sauteed with a homemade ragu of porcini mushrooms and duck breast
Middletown VFW – Karaoke, DJ Papa John, 8:30 p.m. Narragansett Café Jamestown – Fat City Band, 9:30 p.m.
Costolette d’Agnello al Chianti Pan seared lamb chops in a chianti demiglace served with fried polenta and stewed lentils
Newport Blues Cafe–Blockhead, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Matty B, 9 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub – TBA, 10 p.m. One Pelham East – Groovin You Rhumbline – Bobby Ferreira, 6:3010 p.m. The Chanler – Dick Lupino, Jeff Stout, Mike Renzi, 6-10 p.m.
Saturday, November 17 Clarke Cooke House – Foreverly Brothers, 10 p.m. Greenvale Vineyard – Dick Lupino, Cassandre MicKinley, Mike Renzi, 1-4 p.m. Narragansett Café Jamestown – Heavy Rescure Band, 9:30 p.m. Newport Blues Cafe–Those Guys, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge – Rumors, 9 p.m. Newport Grand Entertainment Center–70s Disco Tribute Band Dandin’ Machine, 9 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub – TBA, 10 p.m. One Pelham East – Brian Scott, 2-6 p.m.; Fast Times, 10 p.m. Rhumbline – Lois Vaughan, 6:3010 p.m.
Sunday, November 18 Clarke Cooke House – Bobby Ferreira, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Fastnet Pub – Traditional Irish Music, 5-9 p.m. Narragansett Cafe Jamestown – Tim Taylor Blues Band, 4 – 7 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub – Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. One Pelham East – Honky Tonk Nights, 6-9 p.m.; Keith Manville, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. The Fifth Element–the Lois Vaughn Jazz Trio, Sunday Brunch, 12-3 p.m.
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Tuesday, November 20 One Pelham East–Stu from Never in Vegas
Wednesday, November 21 Narragansett Cafe Jamestown– Nasty Habits, 9:30 Newport Blues Cafe–Felix Brown, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Grand Karaoke, 8 p.m. Noreys – Milton and Company, 9 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub – Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. One Pelham East – Chris Gauthier Sardella’s – Jim Porcella, Mike Renzi, Dave Zinno, 7-9:30 p.m.
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Daniel Craig is back as James Bond 007 in “Skyfall”.
Not Your Father’s Bond Movie By Patricia Lacouture Instead of the slick, glossy images that have opened many Bond films, “Skyfall” presents a blurred figure that moves forward into full focus. How ironic: This gray shadow starts a truly intelligent Bond film. James Bond, the shadow figure, has become a mature man with weaknesses and strengths in equal measure. Very early in the action, he dies. Hence, we know Bond will be back. Indeed, Bond is back. The 23rd film in the James Bond series, “Skyfall,” as directed by Sam Mendes (“Revolutionary Road,” 2008; “Road to Perdition,” 2002; and “American Beauty,” 1999),stands tall among those films and, in many ways, takes the Bond series to a place of honor. The aging Bond drinks too much and often looks tired. Yet, when duty calls, he responds with patriotic zeal and vigor. Daniel Craig’s Bond takes a bullet to his shoulder and seems to fall off the edge of the earth, yet his stunts, once he’s back from a brief sabbatical on a tropical isle, make younger men look frail. With one exception, gone is the bevy of scantily clad vixens. The most overtly sexual “Bond woman” appeared in “Dr. No,” the film that put Bond on the cinematic map. Ursula Andress, as Honey Rider, was a tamed Amazon, a creature in heat in a ragged-edged bikini. There were plenty of others: Pussy Galore, Plenty O’Toole, Holly Goodhead, to name just a few. In this film, Miss Moneypenny returns as Eve (Naomi Harris), and her aptly named character, while quite sexy, is a brave woman with brains who (hopefully) marks an evolution toward women who aren’t simply part of Bond’s toy box. In fact, this film has moments that are playfully erotic rather than jokingly sexual.
Patricia Lacouture teaches film studies at Salve Regina University . She completed her graduate studies in film at Boston University.
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This Bond has nail-biting action sequences and amazing stunts, but it also has a central core of integrity. M, played by the fabulous Judi Dench for the seventh and final time, has become a character of dramatic heft. She commands respect, and she never hesitates to make tough calls. She quotes from Tennyson’s “Ulysses” –“heroic hearts made weak by time and fate but strong in will to strive, to seek, to fight and not to yield.” That quote distills what’s best about this new Bond. He will never accept defeat or obsolescence. This brings us to another major theme in “Skyfall”: technology versus human ingenuity. Q (Ben Whishaw) looks like a kid who knows a lot about technology but not much about old-fashioned common sense. The film pits the “old ways” against high-tech gadgetry. In fact, the M16 headquarters’ computer system gets hacked, reminding us that artificial intelligence doesn’t work without electrical power or a human to turn it on. Javier Bardem plays the villain, Silva, an emotionally damaged ex-M16 operative with bleached blond hair and ambivalent sexual orientation. Bardem is one bad dude, a man with a grudge who is a computer genius more clever than the cocky Q. Bond may first grace this screen as a shadow, yet he knows fear and faces it and is sexy as all get out. “James Bond will return,” we learn in the closing credits. I’d say it’s more that he has finally arrived.
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Tuesday November 20
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Pre-K Storytime Storytime for preschoolers at the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., public welcome, free, drop in. Lunch with the Artist Series Richard Tyre hosts a lunchtime discussion, “Maurice Sendak: Childhood is Something to be Avoided,” 12 p.m., bring lunch, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 401848-8200. Jamestown Library Book Group Meet to discuss “Clara and Mr. Tiffany,” by Susan Vreeland, the Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 1 p.m., 423-7280.
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Newport Harbor Boat Parade The waterfront community’s annual Holiday Harbor Lights Boat Parade at 6:15 p.m. Illuminated boats will circle the harbor and compete for best holiday decoration prizes awarded by the Newport Harbormaster and community judges. Great views from Newport Yacht Club, Bowen’s Wharf, Bannister’s Wharf and waterfront points around the harbor. In case of severe weather, the parade will sail the following day. Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Friday, Nov. 16.
Saturday November 24
Aquidneck Growers’ Market Locally grown food and other products, music, hot lunch items, St. Mary’s Parish Hall, 324 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, 9 a.m. 1p.m., 401-848-0099. Holiday Lantern Tour 4:30 p.m. See Friday, Nov. 16. Holiday Evening at The Breakers Take a leisurely self-guided tour through this opulent Gilded Age mansion as you enjoy continuous live holiday music and sample holiday sweets, eggnog and cider, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. www.NewportMansions.org. Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Friday, Nov. 16.
Bird Walk Jay Manning leads free guided bird walk at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 8 a.m., no registration necessary, bring binoculars, 401846-2577, www.NormanBirdSanctuary.org.
Native American Crafts Watch Disney’s “Pocahontas” and make Native American crafts, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 11 a.m., ages 4 and up, drop in, 401-846-1573.
Murder at the Museum Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Co. for “Sink or Swim,” an interactive murder mystery at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 12 p.m., www.NewportArtMuseum. org.
Holiday Lantern Tour 4:30 p.m. See Friday, Nov. 16.
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mance of the Newport Nutcracker, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m. ONLY. Tickets for performances on Nov. 27 thru Nov. 30 are still available, make reservations 401-8474470, tickets available at www. IslandMovingCo.org. Polar Express 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. See Saturday, Nov. 17 for details.
Holiday Bazaars and Craft Fairs Nov. 17, 9 a.m. -2 p.m. Holiday Bazaar at The United Congregational Church, corner Valley Rd. and Green End Ave., Middletown. Sale will feature crafts, baked goods, Ye Olde Gift Shoppe, linens, the Book Nook, and used and new toys as well as raffles. Lunch will be available. The DeBlois Gallery Holiday Fine Arts & Crafts & IttyBitty Picture Invitational opens Friday, Nov. 23. The show includes original art by local artisans: cards, jewelry, wearable art, cast paper gifts, ornaments, affordable paintings and photography, pottery and more. An opening reception to meet the artists is Saturday, Dec. 1 from 5 to 7 p.m. DeBlois Gallery is located at 138 Bellevue Ave., 847-9977, www.debloisgallery.com. The Newport Art Museum will launch its annual “Faculty Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale” on Black Friday this year. Unique artworks and fine crafts created by the Rhode Island artists who teach at the Museum’s art school, the Coleman Center for Creative Studies, will be featured. The sale runs in the Coleman Center, 26 Liberty St. on Friday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m., and Sunday, Nov. 25, 10 a.m. noon. Admission is free. A portion of the proceeds benefit the Coleman Center.
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Of all of Aquidneck Island’s wildlife species, the most misunderstood is the coyote. These intelligent creatures can adapt to any urban, rural, or suburban environment, presenting a complex problem for local residents, county law enforcement departments, state wildlife managers, and government officials. In 2005, the Narragansett Bay Coyote Study was initiated to address the rising number of coyotes in the county and an increase in their displays of bold behavior. Un-
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“Humans who leave food … either purposely or inadvertently, create dangerous public safety issues for themselves, their children, their pets, their neighbors, and the coyotes.” – Numi Mitchell der the direction of lead scientist Numi Mitchell, a team of biologists, volunteers, educators, students, and scientists gathered biological and behavioral information on coyotes. Through the use of Global Positioning System tracking collars, researchers obtained data on pack territories, pack sizes, and how humans were directly or indirectly providing food to coyotes. By feeding coyotes, humans contribute to the increase in their numbers. Simply put, the more food the female coyotes eat, the more fertile they become, leading to larger pup litters and, in turn, more coyotes. The availability of more food also leads to smaller pack territories, which allows for more packs to inhabit the region. But the tracking collars only had a short reception range. If the collared coyote went out of range, the researchers would have to wait for the collar to drop off to retrieve its data. In January 2010, the researchers proposed a plan for dealing with the coyote population titled, “Coyote Best Management Practices.” This plan addressed the fact that humans continuing to feed the coyote population would lead to multiple problems. According to Mitchell, “Humans who leave food, food waste, and other edible substances out for the coyotes, either purposely or inad-
Numi Mitchell (right) and a vet-tech remove the noose from Astro to release him. Astro is the first coyote to be collared for the Narragansett Bay Coyote Study. (Photos by Jack Kelly) vertently, create dangerCoyote Facts: ous public safety issues for themselves, their children, their pets, n The average coyote pack their neighbors, and the coyotes. consists of a territorial family Coyotes are born with an innate, unit of between 3-10 individgenetic fear of humans. This is uals that will roam an area of known as the ‘fear barrier.’ Normal 3-6 square miles. They will vigcoyotes will run away from humans orously defend their territory and never initiate contact. Howevagainst other packs and traner, coyotes that receive food from sients. The pack system keeps humans lose this natural instinct the coyotes from becoming as they begin to associate humans too numerous. n The natural, coyote diet, with food. Coyotes who cross the when not subsidized by hufear barrier are known as habitumans, consists of fruits, vegated coyotes, and they can become etables, mice, rats, voles, rabproblem coyotes, leading to probbits, woodchucks, geese, lems with the human population.” ducks and deer. Another issue that became apn Coyotes serve a useful purparent was the number of transient pose in helping control pest coyotes that existed on the island. populations and keeping Transients are coyotes without a deer populations stable and designated pack territory. They healthy. are usually young coyotes rejected by packs due to natural selection, and they survive on land areas not ma. “Representatives of the Potter claimed by other packs. (This is one League, Middletown Town Council, of the consequences of larger litter Newport Police Department, Portssizes of human-fed females.) mouth Police Department and In the fall of 2010, the number of RI Department of Environmental coyote nuisance complaints esca- Management met to establish both lated across the county but espe- short term and long term programs cially in Middletown. Coyotes that in dealing with the coyote populahad been fed by humans killed a tion. This is a complicated situation number of family pets and showed that will require the cooperation aggressive behavior towards hu- of many agencies. Decisions need mans. By March of 2011, the town to be based on facts and data, not of Middletown allowed a hunter conjecture and emotion, because to begin culling the area packs to the coyotes are not going away.” alleviate the situation. Forty coyScience and history bear out Diotes were killed during this time. Palma’s statement. In 150 years of The town also began fining people attempted coyote eradication prowho intentionally fed coyotes. Re- grams across North America, none searchers continued to monitor the has been successful, and coyote coyote population and discovered populations are still prevalent. that, even though packs were beDiPalma helped to secure a ing culled, transients were moving grant and technical support from into vacated territories and estab- the AT&T company for a new tracklishing new packs. ing collar design utilizing wireless State Sen. Louis DiPalma and mobile technology. Will Kaiser, Rep. Deborah Ruggiero assisted spokesman for AT&T New England, Middletown officials in establish- said, “We are very pleased to proing a long-term program to ad- vide this initial grant for this interdress the coyote situation. “We esting application of technology. worked with Chief Pesare of the We are seeing creative people tryMiddletown Police Department and formed the Aquidneck Island See NATURE on page 26 Coyote Work Group,” says DePal-
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What it Means to be Gluten-Free By Jonathan Clancy Some people who choose a gluten-free diet claim that they experience higher energy levels throughout the day. Others say that it helps to alleviate intestinal and digestive problems. Although sufficient statistical evidence is lacking to support such claims, many people believe that a gluten-free diet can help with the treatment of autism, schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis, attention deficit disorder, migraine, and fertility problems. Gluten is a gooey protein found in wheat, rye, and barley. Gluten can also be found in many products where one wouldn’t expect to find it, such as in prescription and over-the-counter medications. Pieces of chewing gum are sometimes dusted with flour to prevent sticking. Cosmetics such as lipstick and lip balm can contain gluten. Gluten can be used as a stabilizer and thickener in ice cream and ketchup. Legally, gluten that is used in food processing does not have to be labeled as an ingredient. For example, some companies will dust conveyor belts with crushed grain to prevent sticking. Gluten can even be used in glue on envelopes. While many of these exposures don’t pose a threat for someone just trying to stay healthy, they can create a serious problem for someone with celiac disease. Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes damage to the small intestine, where tiny hair-like villi are responsible for absorbing nutrients into the bloodstream. When people afflicted with celiac disease ingest gluten, their villi are
destroyed, and their body does not receive vital nutrition. Common symptoms of celiac disease are recurring abdominal bloating or pain, chronic diarrhea, gas, bone and joint pain, unexplained anemia (low red blood cell count), behavior changes, pale sores inside the mouth, a painful skin rash known as dermatitis herpetiformis, missed menstrual periods for women, muscle cramps, fatigue, delayed growth, even seizures and respiratory problems in severe cases. Because the list of symptoms is so long and many of them could come from other sources, celiac disease can be tricky to diagnose. Blood samples are taken to test the level of antibodies, which are produced by the immune system in response to substances that the body views as threatening. People with celiac disease have a higher level of antibodies in their blood than those who don’t. The most accurate way to test for CD is a biopsy of the small intestine, where a small piece of tissue is tested for potential damage. Gluten’s prevalence in food and food products means that it is difficult to completely eradicate the protein from one’s diet, but it’s not impossible to do. Gluten is contained in flour, pasta, bread, cereal, crackers, and baked goods for starters. But it can also be found in soy sauce, flavorings, and emulsifiers. People with celiac disease also need to avoid ingredients like modified food starch, maltodextrine, and dextrine, unless they are labeled as corn malt.
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Nearly 2,500 runners participated in the Citizens Bank Pell Bridge Run on Sunday, Nov. 11. The fourmile course from Jamestown into Newport took place as the sun was rising over Narragansett Bay and featured athletes ranging from 8 to 88 years old. The following is a list of the top three male and female winners in each age category, including where they are from, completion time, and overall place in the race. A complete list of participants can be found at PellBridgeRun.com/results. Female Overall Winners Kristin Bull – Melbourne, Australia – 25:03.8 (11th) Megan Jaswell – Johnston, RI –25.31.1 (18th) Jacqueline Shakar – Sutton, MA –25.54.5 (23rd) Male Overall Winners Geoff Nelson – Providence, RI –20:39.2 (1st) Bronson Venable – Wyoming, RI –21:59.3 (2nd) Robert Corsi – Warwick, RI –23:30.6 (3rd) Female 1 – 15 Years Wyndom Chace – North Kingstown, RI – 29.59.1 (168th) Julie Kallfelz – Jamestown, RI – 30:37.7 (218th) Claire Davidson – Newport, RI – 30:48.0 (235th) Male 1 – 15 Years Alex Bowen – North Kingstown, RI – 25:20.8 (14th) Alex Campagna – Bristol, RI – 25:37.6 (20th) Ethan Bowe – North Kingstown, RI – 28:27.6 (89th) Female 16 – 19 Years Amy Santella – Warwick, RI – 34.54.2 (576th) Paige Sheridan – Wakefield, RI – 35.32.6 (627th) Georgia Patrick – Milford, CT – 35:38.9 (641st) Male 16 – 19 Years Jacob Reilly – Middletown, RI – 25:27.7 (17th) Dirk Johnson, Jr. – Middletown, RI – 27:40.6 (58th) Michael Chamberlin – Middletown, RI – 30:39.6 (222nd) Female 20 – 24 Years Allie Dolce – Jamestown, RI – 28:19.7 (80th) Megan Lee – Portsmouth, RI – 29:20.3 (135th) Meredith Powlison – Newport, RI – 30:42.8 (226th) Male 20 – 24 Years Bronson Venable – Wyoming, RI – 21:59.3 (2nd)
Kevin Ryan – Portsmouth, RI – 24:41.0 (6th) George Dubuque III – Wakefield, RI – 25:01.2 (10th) Female 25 – 29 Years Megan Jaswell – Johnston, RI – 25:31.1 (18th) Kristin Monk – Warwick, RI – 27:08.9 (43rd) Shira Fuller – Newport, RI – 27.14.3 (45th) Male 25 – 29 Years Geoff Nelson – Providence, RI – 20:39.2 (1st) Frank Pearson – Westerly, RI – 24:48.0 (8th) Eric Parry – Medford, MA – 25:22.2 (16th) Female 30 – 34 Years Kristin Bull – Melbourne, Australia – 25:03.8 (11th) Molly Comerford – Milton, MA – 26:35.6 (32nd) Caroline Levesque – Tiverton, RI – 27:54.4 (64th) Male 30 – 34 Years Robert Corsi – Warwick, RI – 23:30.6 (3rd) Tim Martin – Middletown, RI – 24:44.6 (7th) Matthew Lagor – Riverside, RI – 25:14.7 (12th) Female 35 – 39 Years Nessa Ferreira – Newport, RI – 26:44.0 (36th) Darcy Foley – Sturbridge, MA – 27:05.8 (41st) Glenna Johnson – Middletown, RI – 28:17.3 (78th) Male 35 – 39 Years Rob McEvoy – Newport, RI – 23:39.0 (4th) Joshua Curtin – Sandwich, MA – 23:56.1 (5th) Matthew Stewart – Portsmouth, RI – 25:16.4 (13th) Female 40 – 44 Years Kellie Tabor-Hann – Middletown, RI – 26:35.9 (33rd) Michelle San Antonio – Wakefield, RI – 27:31.1 (52nd) Julie Kaull – Portsmouth, RI – 27:36.6 (53rd) Male 40 – 44 Years Jonathan Belber – Scituate, MA – 25:21.7 (15th) Anthony Figuerido – Auburn, MA – 25:49.0 (22nd) Steven Noble – Newport, RI – 26:33.7 (30th) Female 45 – 49 Years Laura Coristine – Newport, RI – 29:16.7 (131st) Cynthia Cassandro – Middletown, RI – 29:51.0 (164th) Marybeth Murphy – Newport, RI – 30:34.2 (207th)
Male 45 – 49 Years Stephen Perretta – East Greenwich, RI – 27:08.3 (42nd) Edward Fitzpatrick – Providence, RI – 27:20.6 (46th) Kevin Coristine – Middletown, RI – 27:21.8 (47th) Female 50 – 54 Years Jacqueline Shakar – Sutton, MA – 25:54.5 (23rd) Theresa Ferreira – Bristol, RI – 28:46.2 (106th) Sheila Ryan – Narragansett, RI – 29:42.8 (157th) Male 50 – 54 Years Brian Hennessey – Middletown, RI – 24:48.1 (9th) Dirk Johnson – Middletown, RI – 28:56.3 (116th) Marc Porter – Mystic, CT – 28.56.9 (119th) Female 55 – 59 Years Beth Lloyd – Newton, MA – 32:08.3 (323rd) Elizabeth Minnis – Newton, MA – 32:20.6 (342nd) Linda Hurteau – North Kingstown, RI – 32:29.2 (357th) Male 55 – 59 Years Ken Abrams – North Kingstown, RI – 27:02.5 (40th) Paul Beaudette – Woonsocket, RI – 28:21.3 (83rd) Joe Petrucci – North Providence, RI – 28:24.3 (86th) Female 60 – 64 Years Kathleen Prendergast – Middletown, TX – 28:29.1 (90th) Mirtha Crisostomo – Newport, RI – 33:42.4 (455th) Sharon Purdie – Jamestown, RI – 34.26.3 (526th) Male 60 – 64 Years Jim Sturges – Tiverton, RI – 28:30.5 (92nd) Herb Armstrong – Newport, RI – 29:35.0 (149th) Ted Sybertz – Jamestown, RI – 32:17.9 (337th) Female 65 – 69 Years Marjorie Houston – Westport, MA – 35:32.9 (628th) Linda Dewing – Providence, RI – 35:53.8 (657th) Mary Ellen Atkins – Newport, RI – 41:17.2 (1211st) Male 65 – 69 Years James Cheatle – St. Marys – 33:12.6 (408th) Michael Castaldi – Newport, RI – 34:33.0 (536th) Andrew Mackeith – Bristol, RI – 34:59.5 (584th) Female 70 – 74 Years Mimi Oliveira – Newport, RI – 40:43.8 (1160th) Jane McGivney – Newport, RI – 56:31.0 (1817th) Marion MacPherson-Heard – Middletown, RI – 1:06:04.5 (2022nd) Male 70 – 74 Years Fred Zuleger III – Coventry, RI – 37:30.4 (823rd) Tom Galvin – Newport, RI – 38:21.4 (927th) Greg Dadak – Cataumet, MA – 40:26.1 (1136th) Female 75 and Over Mary Jane Cox – Newport, RI – 56:03.3 (1806th) Phyllis Brown – Newport, RI – 1:07:50.6 (2081st) Helen DiDonato – South Kingstown, RI – 1:20:05.4 (2208th) Male 75 and Over Robert Wilson – Wakefield, RI – 37:52.8 (868th) Peter Swenton – Pawtucket, RI – 58:16.8 (1873rd) James Baronian – Warwick, RI – 1:01:31.9 (1917th)
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RECENT DEATHS Angelina C. (Mello) Furtado, 92, of Portsmouth, passed away on Nov. 9, 2012 at home. She was the wife of the late Joseph C. Furtado. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Jude’s Hospital Children’s Fund. Robert Edward Galkowski, 87, of Portsmouth, passed away Nov. 12, 2012 at the Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Darlene (Kueny) Galkowski. He was a combat veteran of WWII, Korean War, and Suez Canal Crisis, retiring after a 20 year career in the U.S. Navy. Calling hours will Friday, Nov. 16 from 4-7 p.m. at the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 17 at St. Augustin’s Church. Donations in his memory may be made to Woman to Woman, 164 Broadway, Newport, RI 02840. Carolyn Marie Greene, 70, of Portsmouth passed away Nov. 9, 2012 at home. Funeral services and burial are private. Asa Curtis LaFrance, 99, formerly of Newport, passed away peacefully in his sleep on Nov. 11, 2012 at Blenheim, Middletown. He was the husband of the late Barbara Blake LaFrance. A service of celebration is scheduled at Newport Congregational Church (corner of Spring and Pelham Streets) on Thursday, Nov. 15 at 4 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made to the La Farge Restoration Fund, 73 Pelham St., Newport, RI 02840. Eva Ann Martin, 91, of Middletown, passed away Nov. 11, 2012. She was the wife of the late Vincent Martin. Donations in her memory may be made to St Lucy’s Church, 909 West Main Rd. Middletown, RI 02842.
Thomas P. “Chic” Murphy, 64, of Hamond Street, Newport, died peacefully at Heatherwood Nursing Home on Nov. 10, 2012. He was the former husband of Tina Marie Murphy-Reynolds. Donations may be made to the “A.O.H” Debt Reduction Fund or the Newport Rugby Football Club, 2 Wellington Ave., Newport, RI 02840. Dennis A. Sapp, 55, of Newport, passed away Nov. 12, 2012 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Nancy (Norman) Sapp. Calling hours will be held Thursday, Nov. 15 from 4-7 p.m. at the Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, Newport. His services and burial will be private. Marie A. (Spero) VonDerfecht, 90, of Newport passed away Nov. 9, 2012 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of David L. VonDerfecht. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Joseph’s Church, 5 Mann Ave., Newport, RI 02840. Edward Joseph Walsh, Jr., 91, of Newport, passed away Nov. 12, 2012 at John Clarke Health Care Center, Middletown. He was the husband of the late Norma C. (Kelly) Walsh. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and the Korean War. Calling hours will be Sunday, Nov. 18 from 3-6 p.m. in Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway. His funeral service will be at 9 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 19 in Memorial Funeral Home. Burial with military honors will follow in Rhode Island Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Exeter, RI. Donations in his memory may be made to The Jimmy Fund, C/O Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, P.O. Box 849168, Boston, MA 02284-9168.
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FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD Friday Potluck St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 12 Marlborough St., will host its Friday Potluck at the church on Friday, Nov. 30 at 6 p.m. The dinner is usually held on the 4th Friday of the month, but because of the Thanksgiving holiday it is rescheduled for a week later. All are welcome to bring a dish to share with family and friends.
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Pastor Celebrates 25th The congregation of the United Congregational Church in Middletown recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of the ordination of its pastor, Rev. R. Joseph Tripp. He was ordained into the United Church of Christ on October 10, 1967 at Trinity Church in Rome, NY. Born and raised in Central New York State, he graduated from Hobart College in 1983 with a BA degree. He then attended Andover Newton Theological School from which he was awarded a Master of Divinity Degree in 1987. Rev. Tripp served churches in Falls Village, Conn. and Fall River, Mass. before coming to United in July of 2000. A member of the Aquidneck Island Clergy Association he initiated joint meetings several years ago with the members of Temple Shalom and United which continue to this day. They meet several times during the year and hold educational programs, services, and a yearly potluck supper.
Channing Coffee House Music by the MetroGnomes and others will be featured at the Channing Coffee House on Saturday, Nov. 17 at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall. The public is invited to attend, have some hot coffee and enjoy dessert. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
St. Paul’s Thrift Shop St. Paul’s Thrift Shop has a continuing need for donations of salable furniture and quality household items in good condition. All donations are tax deductible and support the job skills training program of St. Paul’s Thrift Shop and Church Community Housing Corporation. If you would like to donate, call the store at 847-8441 to schedule a pick-up.
Spanish Class A Spanish conversation class and review is offered by Emmanuel Episcopal Church. The 10-class program meets on Wednesdays, beginning Nov. 14 at 9:30 a.m. in the Guild Hall and is led by Ann Pelletier. The cost is $60, scholarship help is available. For more information, call Pelletier
Winter Coat Exchange As part of the International Buy Nothing Day on Friday, Nov. 23, St. Paul’s United Methodist Church will distribute coats to the needy on the day after Thanksgiving. The community is invited to join by donating coats that are clean, with no holes in the pockets, no buttons missing and with working zippers. Warm hats, mittens, gloves and scarves are also welcome. Donations can be brought to St Paul’s, 12 Marlborough St., on Sunday mornings or by calling Maggie Bulmer at 849-3537.
Pottery Sale For the third year in a row, the Potters of Newport County will help support the Channing Community Meal program and Lucy’s Hearth with a donation from the proceeds of their pottery sale to be held Saturday, Nov. 24, 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 25, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at The Elks Lodge. This is the 17th year for the Holiday Sale of pottery and sculpture by local artists. Each potter donates several pieces.
Warm Up Wednesdays St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 12 Marlborough St., hosts Warm Up Wednesdays and welcomes all for fellowship, games, reading and refreshments from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each Wednesday.
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Community Meals and Fellowship Area churches and organizations work together to provide nutritious meals in a caring environment for members of the community. Upcoming meals include:
7:30 a.m. –MLK Center 5 pm.–St. Paul’s Methodist (by Calvary Methodist) 12 Marlborough St.
Friday, Nov. 16
7:30 a.m. –MLK Center 5 pm.–Salvation Army 51 Memorial Blvd.
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Tuesday, Nov. 20 7:30 a.m. –MLK Center 5 p.m.–United Baptist (by St. Lucy’s RC) 30 Spring St.
Wednesday, Nov. 21 7:30 a.m. –MLK Center 12 p.m –United Baptist (by St. Mary’s R.C.) 30 Spring St.
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THURSDAY – NOVEMBER 15 6 p.m.: Sound Check 6:30 p.m.: Dog Tags 7 p.m.: Time Capsule 7:30 p.m.: Center Stage 8 p.m.: Newport City Council Mtg: 11.14 9 p.m.: Newport City Council / CSO Plan Workshop: 11.7 FRIDAY – NOVEMBER 16 10 a.m.: Sound Check 10:30 a.m.: Dog Tags 11 a.m.: Time Capsule 11:30 a.m.: Center Stage 12 p.m.: Newport City Council Mtg: 11.14 1 p.m.: Newport City Council / CSO Plan Workshop: 11.7 6 p.m.: Crossed Paths 6:30 p.m.: Newport County In-Focus 11:30 p.m.: Not For Nothing SATURDAY – NOVEMBER 17 10 a.m.: Crossed Paths 10:30 a.m.: Newport County In-Focus 6 p.m.: Crossed Paths 6:30 p.m.: Newport County In-Focus 8:30 p.m.: Rogers High School Jazz Ensemble / Greg Abate 9 p.m.: Newport City Council Mtg: 11.14 SUNDAY – NOVEMBER 18 10 a.m.: Crossed Paths 10:30 a.m.: Newport County In-Focus 12:30 p.m.: Rogers High School Jazz Ensemble / Greg Abate 1 p.m.: Newport City Council Mtg: 11.14 6 p.m.: Crossed Paths 6:30 p.m.: Newport County In-Focus 7:30 p.m.: Rogers High School Jazz Ensemble / Greg Abate MONDAY - NOVEMBER 19 10 a.m.: Crossed Paths 5 p.m.: Richard Urban Show 5:30 p.m.: Cowboy Al Karaoke 6 p.m.: Americo Miranda Show TUESDAY – NOVEMBER 20 9 a.m.: Richard Urban Show 9:30 a.m.: Cowboy Al Karaoke 10 a.m.: Americo Miranda Show 6 p.m.: Art View 6:30 p.m.: The Millers 7:30 p.m.: Caring For Our Community 8 p.m.: Middletown Town Council Mtg: 11.19 WEDNESDAY – NOVEMBER 21 10 a.m.: Art View 10:30 a.m.: The Millers 11:30 a.m.: Caring For Our Community 12 p.m.: Middletown Town Council Mtg: 11.19 6 p.m.: Around BCC 6:30 p.m.: Newport City Limits 7 p.m.: Jazz Bash For more information visit www.NCTV18.blogspot.com call 401-293-0806, or email NCTV@cox.net
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MHS Girls’ Soccer Team Finally Takes Division-III Crown Champions at last! The Middletown High School girls’ soccer team swept through the state Division III soccer playoffs last week, scoring 13 goals and yielding none in games versus Rogers, Chariho and finally Tolman high schools to gain the championship that had eluded them for two consecutive years. After senior Chelsea Dowler scored her 100th career goal against Chariho High School in a 5-0 win in the semi-finals on Friday, Nov. 9 (Dowler had 4 goals that night), she added the first goal against Tolman in the final on Monday, Nov. 12 (she would add another) and that was all the Islanders would need in the 5-0 romp to the crown. Kenleigh Hebel, Riley Turcotte and Isabella Maguire would also find the net in the final game of the season. Middletown’s junior goalkeeper Kaitlyn Griffith turned away five Tolman shots, posting her third straight shutout and, with it, her team’s long-awaited championship.
Photos by Michael J Conley
Three Tolman defenders try to stay with Middletown’s Chelsea Dowler, #22. Dowler, the state scoring leader, tallied two more goals in her team’s final victory.
Islanders’ head coach David Kolator (left) accepts the Div.-III title plaque. MHS finished their championship 2012 season with a record of 14-1-2.
Middletown freshman Isabella Maguire, #4, heads up the field on the attack. Maguire scored one of the five Islander goals in the game.
The 2012 MHS girls’ soccer team poses for one last jubilant photo.
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Coyote warily watches the author from a safe distance. (Photo by Jack Kelly)
COYOTES CONTINUED FROM PG. 18 ing to solve complex problems through the use of the wireless network. It’s exciting to see innovative use of mobile technology to solve issues not only between humans, but between animals and humans.” Recently, Mitchell, along with a team of volunteers, trapped, sedated, collared, and released a male coyote in the Middletown area, using the first of the new wireless collars to be deployed in the wild. Mitchell was elated by the data that began to come in, “This will allow us to get live-time data on the location of the animal,” she said. “As the program progresses, we will be able to identify problems in a short amount of time. We will also be able to identify those packs which are natural and beneficial to the overall health of the local environment. This will benefit enforcement agencies in the identification of food sources, both intentional and unintentional.” Ruggiero praised the pilot program: “I commend the work that
Numi Mitchell has done, specifically in Middletown, but for all of Aquidneck Island and Jamestown. We greatly appreciate the funding from AT&T for the collars. It has the potential of being a template for the rest of the state and possibly the nation.” DiPalma added, “This collar technology is the first of its kind in the nation. The end result is that people and coyotes can safely and peacefully co-exist. Science can generate facts and data which will be used to make objective decisions towards long-term solutions which will benefit all concerned.” For more information and updates on the coyote study visit narragansettbaycoyotestudy.org. Jack Kelly, a native Newporter, is a wildlife photographer and nature enthusiast who enjoys sharing his experiences with others.
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Save the Bay’s seasonal schedule of seal-watching tours around Rose Island will begin on Saturday, Nov. 24. The tours will continue on weekends and during school vacations through Apr. 21, 2013. Twohour tours will also include a visit to Rose Island and a tour of the lighthouse. The seal tours are scheduled at times of low tide, as this is when seals “haul out” onto the rocks and beaches of Narragansett Bay. Migratory harbor seals and gray seals have returned to Narragansett Bay in the past few weeks. During the winter, it is not uncommon to also observe harp and hooded seals in the bay. Save the Bay’s tour boat, M/V Alletta Morris, departs from 142 Long Wharf Dock, at the intersection of Long Wharf and Washington St. Parking is included in the tour pricing. Save the Bay provides binoculars and expert guides to ensure that everyone has an enjoyable experience while viewing these intriguing marine creatures in their natural habitat. For more information or to make reservations visit www.savebay.org/seals or call 401203-SEAL (7325).
Exploration Center Will Rebuild
Save the Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium at Easton’s Beach was a victim of Hurricane Sandy’s destructive tidal surge. According to its director Adam Kovarsky, “The aquarium is a total loss. While we managed to save all of the animals and specimens, we lost our entire infrastructure. We will rebuild the aquarium, but it will take some time.” Rose Amoroso, Save the Bay’s director of communications, said the aquarium will reopen, but the time-table is uncertain: “We are deeply committed to maintaining an aquarium in Newport. We are working with the city of Newport to discover the full extent of damage. We don’t know exactly when or where we will re-open, but our commitment to Newport is definite. We want to thank everyone for their concern and caring. We appreciate it very much.” To make a donation to aid aquarium recovery efforts, please visit www.savebay.org/donate or call 401-272-3540.
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Federal officials are asking the public to adhere to the closure of Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge in Middletown. The refuge is closed until further notice due to unsafe and hazardous conditions resulting from damage caused by Hurricane Sandy. “The high surf created unstable banks, severe drop offs right next to the trail, washed out trails, and over-steepened shoreline access points,” said Refuge Manager Charlie Vandemoer. “Law enforcement officials will patrol the refuge, and anyone found on the refuge may be ticketed. For more information, call 401-364-9124 or visit www.fws.gov/sachuestpoint.
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