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Basket Brigade Brothers Jessie and Jeffery Gregge spent the days before Thanksgiving volunteering at Child & Family Services in Middletown to help prepare, load, and deliver Thanksgiving Baskets to needy families in Newport County. The West Warwick High School students have logged hundreds of volunteer hours with Child & Family over the last three years, helping the organization with both Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets, as well as contributing to Taste of Newport. Nonprofit organizations throughout Aquidneck Island are looking for volunteers this holiday season and beyond. (Photo by Meg O’Neil)
A Life Devoted to the Study of Nature By Jack Kelly Newporter Bob Weaver is a noted photographer and highly respected wildlife enthusiast. Weaver, who is 68, began his love affair with the natural world in 1958 as a young Boy Scout. Under the guidance of Dr. Jim Baird, then director of the Norman Bird Sanctuary, Weaver learned the proper techniques of mist-netting and banding migratory songbirds as well as the skill of taxidermy. On July 30, 1960, at age 16, Weaver recorded and reported his first rare bird. His first printed article detailed how he observed a European Ruff on the Ocean Drive. A photo taken by another local bird watcher accompanied the story. “That was a great bird, and it was exciting to find,” Weaver says. By his own account, Weaver abused alcohol while he was in his late teens and twenties. His mentor Baird, nature, and photography helped Weaver to sobriety. “Jim Baird was like a father to me, and he helped me as I tried to clean things up. We still talk at least once a month,” he says. Weaver worked in local restaurants during this troubled time in his life, and he met a local college student named Larry Rosenberg, who introduced him to photography. Weaver’s study and hard work paid off when he was chosen to photograph the 1974, 1980 and 1983 America’s Cup Races. His rac-
State road crews have re-striped Memorial Boulevard, narrowing the heavily trafficked roadway on the westbound lane from two lanes to one, and installing bike lanes in both directions. The work, which was pushed by Rep. Peter Martin and Bike Newport in an effort to make the road safer for pedestrians and cyclists, caused traffic to clog up on the Middletown side of Easton's Beach as motorists adjusted to the new pattern. Some motorists predicted even worse traffic during the summer. However, proponents note that the redesign fits well within the context of a recreational area that caters heavily to families and pedestrians. In addition to the bike lines in both directions, the RI Department of Transportation also introduced new painted "sharrow" symbols, which are meant to remind motor-
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Shoemaker is Elected Chairman By Meg O’Neil
covery in Green End Pond when he observed, identified and photographed a Smew, a European duck in the Merganser family. This species is normally found from Scandinavia east through Siberia. At the time, it was only the third recorded sighting of a Smew in the continental United States and the first sighting ever in Rhode Island. Six years ago, Weaver retired from work in food service and res-
The Newport School Committee-elect chose Charles Shoemaker to be the next committee chairman with a 5-2 vote at a special caucus meeting on Thursday, Nov. 15. Shoemaker previously held the position from 2005 through 2008. Committee member Jo Eva Gaines, who nominated Shoemaker for the position, was elected as vice chairwoman for the group, also receiving a 5-2 vote. In both cases, Robert Leary and Thomas Phelan were the opposing votes. Of Shoemaker, Gaines said, “I nominated him on the basis of his experience and the successful tenure that he led in the past. I think he is what we need at this point to further the advancement of our kids in Newport Public Schools.” He was not the only member nominated for the position of chair, however. Leary nominated Rebecca Bolan for chairperson, but the motion failed 3 – 4, with Sandra Flowers, Gaines, Shoemaker, and committee member-elect Robert Power opposing. Additionally, Phelan nominated Leary for vice chair, and the motion failed again 3 – 4.
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An Elegant Trogon at the Southwest Research Station. It only nests and breeds in the canyon country of southeastern Arizona, spending the rest of its time in Mexico, Central America and South America.
Weaver enjoys the view from Hanging Rock at the Norman Bird Sanctuary. ing images were used in advertisements and were published in periodicals and newspapers such as The Newport Daily News, Providence Journal, San Diego Tribune, Financial Times of London, Rhode Island magazine and many others. During the first trial of Claus von Bulow in Newport, Weaver
was an Associated Press stringer photographer assigned to the courthouse. “That was an interesting time. because everyone wanted to know what was going at the courthouse,” Weaver recalls. However, Weaver’s first love was wildlife photography. On Jan. 3, 1976, he made an amazing dis-
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Shop Locally, Shop to Make A Difference By Lynne Tungett If ever there was a year to support “Small Business Saturday,” this is the year. It has been a slow road for economic recovery. Local retailers are offering unprecedented sales early as incentive for their share of holiday spending. Our independent retailers and businesses are important to the fabric of our island community; show your support Saturday, or any other day. Your purchase will make a difference. In the weeks to come, NTW will visit stores all over the island and talk to owners and managers to give you ideas on how you can accept the challenge to “Shop Local.” Nothing captures the meaning of the holidays more than seeing the joy on a child’s face as he or she opens a thoughtfully purchased gift, so our first set of gift ideas are for children under the age of twelve. Along Bellevue, two irresistibly cute boutiques beckon. Tolo ‘s colorful vehicles are designed with imaginative play in mind and come with a “First Friends” worker. Press on the construction vehicle’s horn, watch the lights flash, press the lever and watch the scoop move up and down, press the worker’s head and watch the vehicle move. ($59)
Mimi’s for Kids also carries the
electronic Tolo farm tractor ($65), simpler pull-back toys ($23) and various teething rattles and bath toys.
“Designed By You” Doll House features three levels of modular rooms available at Mimi’s for Kids. For a contemporary twist to the conventional doll house, consider the “Designed By You” Doll House by Maxim. The seven fully-furnished modular rooms can be reconfigured in nine different ways ($156). Besides the basics, Maxim’s dollhouse furnishings include a home gym and a laundry room with appliances and an ironing board. (Mimi’s husband, Joe, will even assemble it!)
Mimi Lonski is celebrating her second Christmas at the Mill Street location. As a children’s boutique, she carries infant and toddler clothing for boys and girls and older girls sizes 2-10. Brio is “back in town,” says Anne Streagle of Michael Hayes for Kids. “This is the first season Brio has shipped to the U.S. in several years.” Among the Brio toys at Michael Hayes for Kids are the classic Toddler Wobbler walker and storage wagon ($55) and solid wood pull toys, giraffe and bumble bee ($28). For children who are asking Santa for a family pet, consider this alternative; a three-foot plush dalmation ($59) or a four-foot tall giraffe ($99) by Melissa & Doug. Looking a truly one-of-a-kind gift? Visit Finer Consigner. We found a vintage Murray pedal tractor $300, antique sled glider $100, and an FAO Schwarz large scale train set in original trunk case comes with an engine, two cars and track. Hamish Gunn and his wife, Susan, opened the shop in 2008, and it has been in its current location on Aquidneck Avenue for the past year and a half. (These items were spotted on Saturday, Nov. 17 so they may have been scooped up, slated for under someone’s tree. But new inventory comes in daily.)
For a one-of-a-kind gift, consider a hand-painted child-size Adirondack chair ($80) from Groovy Gator. Owner Leslie Cathers does the decorative painting and her father does the base painting. Chairs come in fun, bright colors and can be accented with sail boats, bumThe Brio pull-along giraffe’s head ble bees or the child’s initials. To bobs up and down as it's pulled along, keep your child’s room or play area available at Michael Hayes for Kids. neat, Groovy Gator carries storage bins ($46) and hanging wall organizers ($34) by 3 Sprouts. They are 100% cotton with wipe-able interiIn Middletown, Island Books ors. The camel, elephant, or purple hippo faced bins are even great for has in addition to books suitable for all reading levels, some of the laundry. “classic” toy items for the active child: Chinese jump ropes ($4.95), long jump ropes ($6.50) and skipper ropes ($5.95) -you know the kind, the one you put on one ankle and the rope has a ball on the end. Slinky’s ($6.95) have made a big comeback, as well as, wooden recorders ($13.95)
This 12” Hot Wheels Magna sport bike is available at Benny’s in Middletown for $79. For girls, there is a 12” pink “So Sweet” by Huffy for $59. Benny’s carries dozens of models of bikes up to 21 speed bikes ($119). Free assembly is included in the price.
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LANES CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 ists to share the road with bicycles. Those markings extend well beyond the beach, terminating near Bellevue Avenue. The work, part of a broader plan for Memorial Boulevard that was presented during a public forum in August, is the first significant change to Newport's streetscape by Bike Newport aimed at making the city more bike friendly following the deaths of two cyclists earlier this year in the Easton's Beach area. It follows the city's own effort to install new signage along Ocean Drive in advance of the America's Cup World Series and also meant to encourage safer road conditions for cyclists. The new striping is the latest in a string of victories for Bike Newport since its founding less than two years ago. Most recently, the group secured a $175,000 grant from the van Beuren Charitable Foundation to continue on with its work to promote cycling in Newport. The Memorial Boulevard redesign represents the city's first foray into the "complete streets" model,
which seeks to increase pedestrian and cycling use, while “calming” motor vehicle traffic. Some commenters on social media worried that the re-striping on Memorial will only make an existing problem worse. One commenter on Newport Now's Facebook page wrote, "I'm not a fan. There are definite changes - two lanes were reduced to one in some sections of Memorial Blvd. I'm picturing long traffic lines next summer, while the bike lanes are mostly empty." Others expressed concern that the re-design would only add to congestion in the area while the new lines would, "reinforce the mistaken belief that bikes don't belong on the street." However, others were in favor: "Since it seems the 'sharrow' areas (those without the dedicated bike path such as Memorial West and the Memorial and Bellevue intersection area) are causing the most panic and concern about in-
creased traffic, a little education might be in order for both motorists and cyclists. The 'sharrow' marked lanes are shared lanes as they always have been. Neither the laws applicable to nor the function of the road has been changed. No additional rights have been given to cyclists and nothing has been taken from motorists. The markings are to remind cyclists of the rules of the road - don't go the wrong way, stay off the sidewalks, and to position and behave smartly on the road and at intersections. Additionally, they remind drivers that bicycles have and had the right be on the road and in the lane as needed for safety reasons." According to Bike Newport Executive Director Bari George, her group is planning to begin the process of educating motorists about the changes and encouraging cyclists to practice safe riding while using the designated and sharethe-road lanes.
How To Help During the Holidays Whether by donating food or gifts, or by volunteering at soup kitchens and helping to organize food baskets, community volunteers are vital to local nonprofit groups – and several organizations are seeking your help this holiday season and beyond. As demand increases, so does the need for dedicated volunteers. Traditionally, the holiday season is the busiest time of the year for these charitable organizations. Not only are the area’s 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. At the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, Executive Director Marilyn Warren and a group of volunteers have prepared 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. Students from St. Michael’s Country Day School held a food drive to donate food to the center, but Warren said that basic food items are still needed for the Christmas season, including stuffing, canned vegetables, cranberry sauce, sweet potatoes, and canned meat. In addition, items such as pancake mix, spaghetti sauce, peanut butter, jelly, and canned vegetables are also needed to complete the meal baskets. Not only is the MLK Community Center making food baskets for Thanksgiving, they also will replicate the 196 baskets for families at Christmas, with enough food to last through the school vacation week that follows. The numbers of those in need
are rising, according to Warren, who said that the 196 families seeking holiday assistance is up from 142 families last year. “People are falling down through the middle class,” she explained. “We serve to a lot of working families that just can’t seem to make it whether they are certified nursing assistants to hotel workers. They’re struggling. A lot of people have lost their jobs, and they need our help.” In terms of presents for children, Warren said that there are approximately 350 kids at the center who are in need of gifts for the holidays. For those who would like to donate gifts, Warren said that the center has a good amount of infant toys and games, but presents for older age groups are most needed. “Teens are by far the hardest to shop for,” she said. “We provide gifts for kids up to 18 years old, and they seem to especially like gift cards to places like Old Navy, Famous Footwear, and CVS. For the younger kids, we have a lot of trucks, but we’re in need of school age toys for adolescent boys and girls.” The food baskets for Thanksgiving were delivered to families on the Monday before Thanksgiving, and Christmas baskets will be delivered just before Dec. 25. Warren called the task a “major undertaking,” saying that the sooner the food comes in, the better. “We could definitely use volunteers,” she said. “We need volunteers all year in the food pantry, in our education programs, and breakfast program. Volunteers are critical to being able to do what we do, because we have such a tiny staff.” Additionally, the MLK Center has a food pantry that’s open Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., with extended hours on Wednesdays from 4 – 7 p.m., but it will be closed during Thanksgiv-
ing week. At Child & Family in Middletown, volunteer coordinator Landa Patterson and her crew have been working around the clock to fill Thanksgiving baskets for their clients. At Christmas, the organization also does an “Adopt-a- Family,” where donors can sign up to receive children’s wish-lists, and provide presents for them to open on Christmas morning. “We touch base with lots of other agencies,” Patterson said. “We all meet so that we can share our lists of clients. It ensures that all families will get covered by an agency if they sign up. It’s great because it really allows us to spread our services.” Patterson says she is also seeing the rise in families seeking assistance. “It’s a large number, and it climbs every year – that’s the horrifying thing,” she said. “Places with food pantries are looking down the barrel as the demand for food is increasing. They have people who continuously go to their pantries. The food supplies are down, and people who may have been donors in the past are now coming in for food. People are scaling back … Everyone was affected by the economy.” While Child & Family is looking for donors to help supply presents during the holidays, they also welcome volunteers throughout the year. “We really rely on our fabulous community and local college students. As long as people are doing something for somebody, then we are feeling covered,” Patterson said. Several volunteers are needed at the East Bay Community Action
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VOLUNTEERS CONTINUED FROM PG. 3 Program in Newport, where demand is outpacing supply. Director Audrey Field said that 92 families were referred to the program for holiday assistance, but so far, they
“There are still a little over 30 families that we have been unable to assist. The need is unprecedented.” – Audrey Field have only been able to help about 60 of those families. “There are still a little over 30 families that we have been unable to assist. The need is unprecedented,” Field said. While the Easy Bay Community Action Program has a group of dedicated volunteers, Field said that more are needed. “We need volunteers in spades now,” she said. “We’re looking for someone who would help organize ways to help get families ‘adopted’ for the holidays or to help start up a toy drive.” East Bay Community Action also has a food pantry that is need of donations. “Once the holidays are over, that’s when we have the tendency to run low on food,” Field said. “In the middle of winter our clients are trying to pay heat bills and rent, and they need food.” The pantry is open Mondays from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.; Tuesdays from 1 – 7 p.m.; Wednesdays from 1 – 4 p.m.; Thursdays from 9 a.m. – noon. Call ahead to coordinate a food donation at 848-6697 ext. 212. Jim Martin, the coordinator of the soup kitchen at St. Joseph’s Church on Broadway since 1995, reports that he has enough volunteers, but needs food donations. The soup kitchen serves a hot lunch meal at the church every Monday from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. On Monday, Nov. 19, volunteers served a complete Thanksgiving dinner to 167 people. The next day, the volunteers helped fill and distribute 87 Thanksgiving baskets to those in the community. There is also a food pantry available from Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. One of the largest Thanksgiving celebrations in the community is at the Seamen’s Church Institute, where volunteers are expected to feed over 300 people for Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 22. The organization’s superinten-
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dent John Feld said that last year saw a record number with 273 people being served dinner, but this year is expected to top that. “There’s such a nice spirit here on Thanksgiving, and that’s part of why I came to work at Seamen’s,” Feld said. “Last year, we were about thirty minutes from closing, and there were still a ton of people to be fed, but we were down to the wire and running out of turkey and ham. And then, just at the right time, two families came in with a turkey and ham that brought us into the home stretch. We were able to feed everyone.” Feld said that the organization will also do a Christmas Brunch, and is considering an Easter meal because there is such need in the community. They will be in need of volunteers for those events. 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 also holds a hot-meal community dinner every Friday at 5 p.m. and Sunday at 4 p.m. The Salvation Army participates in the Angel Tree Program at Walmart, where people can either donate gifts to an individual child, or “adopt” a whole family to help with gift-buying throughout the holiday. For more information, or to volunteer at any of the above organizations, contact: Alison Novick at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center at 846-4828 ext. 102 or ANovick@ mlkccenter.org. The Newport Corps Community Center Salvation Army at 846-3234 or Newport.SalvationArmyRI.org. Landa Patterson at Child & Family at 848-4210 or email@example.com. East Bay Community Action Program contact Audrey Field, 4357876 or firstname.lastname@example.org. St. Joseph’s Church & St. Vincent DePaul Society Soup Kitchen at www.stjosephsnewport.org. Seamen’s Church Institute at 847-4260.
Singing for Shelter The annual acoustic Christmas concert at Channing Church for the benefit of Lucy’s Hearth and the McKinney Shelter will take place on Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 7 to 9:30 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. This year’s “Singing for Shelter” concert features Jimmy Winters, Ray Davis & John Flanders, the Elderly Brothers, Tom Perrotti, Tim May, Mike Fischman & Ed McGuirl, Al Fresco Flutes, Rand Bradbury, Andrea Leclaire, Chief Noda, Michael Khouri, Sky & Eleanor Sabin, and Ed Ledwith. Tickets are $15 (children admitted free). The concert is a Christmas in Newport event. Contact: Mark Gorman 849-4250 or Mgorman20@cox.net
Portsmouth Garden Club Open Meeting The Portsmouth Garden Club will host an open program on Tuesday, Dec.4 at 1 p.m. at Fenner Hall, 222 Fenner Ave., Newport. Guest arranger, Candace Morgenstern, past president of Rhode Island Federation of Garden Clubs and Tiverton Garden Club and a National garden Club accredited Master Judge will create”Special arrangements for the Holidays” which will be raffled at the end of the program. Light refreshments will be served. This program is free and open to the public. Register at email@example.com, write RSVP in the subject line.
Hospice Tree Lighting The Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties invites the public to attend a Hospice Tree Lighting on Tuesday, Dec. 4 at 4 p.m. The tree lighting is held indoors at the VNS offices at 1184 East Main Rd., Portsmouth. The placing of snowflake ornaments and tree lighting ceremony is conducted annually as a tradition of remembrance for loved ones who have died. This event is open to the public, and refreshments and musical entertainment are included. For more information, contact Melanie McGinn at 682-2100 x 1612.
Toys for Tots CENTURY 21 Access America, 640 Thames St., is an official Toys For Tots Drop Off Location. Toys can be dropped off through Dec. 20 on Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Saturday 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Volunteers will also pick up items. If you would like to present the gifts to Santa personally, he will be visiting on Saturday, Dec. 8 from 11a.m. - noon. For additional information or to arrange for a pick up, call Cynthia at 849-9192.
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For What It’s Worth A recent house call, to help identify the value and age of a number of antiques, revealed a lamp that was given to the gentleman by his elderly uncle as a graduation present from Princeton University. Graduating in the 1960’s the nephew used the lamp through the years appreciating the beautiful light shown through the gold/green feather pulled glass shades. We identified the signature on the underside of the lamp: Tiffany Studios #310. Though the lamp had not been in use recently because of a frayed cord, the lamp was still in excellent condition with beautiful patina to the bronze. The electrical sockets were still intact. We informed the nephew that in today’s current market the lamp had a value of between $6,000 and $8,000. What a grand graduating present from an uncle to a nephew! – Federico Santi, Partner, Drawing Room Antiques (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
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The RI Hospitality Association (RIHA) will offer the two-day ServSafe® Food Safety Training class on Tuesday, Dec. 5 and 12 from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. at the New England Tech Warwick, Room AB2, 101 Access Rd., Warwick. The program fulfills the Rhode Island Department of Health’s Sanitation Certification requirement for all food service licenses. The program is appropriate for restaurant owners, managers, kitchen staff and wait staff. The ServSafe® Program, a nationally recognized program offered by the National Restaurant Association, is the restaurant and foodservice industry’s preeminent food safety training program. ServSafe® is recognized and accepted by more federal, state, and local jurisdictions than any other food safety program. RIHA offers monthly certification and re-certification classes. The cost to attend is $180 for RIHA members and $200 for nonmembers, plus a $15.95 processing fee. To register, contact RIHA at 401223-1120 or visitrihospitality.org.
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.
Vendors Welcome The Rec Reunion is holding a Holiday Bazaar and Flea Market on Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the martin Luther King Center. Table rentals are available for $20. If interested in reserving a table, call Joanna Sommerville at 846 – 8655 or Gary Key at 401 – 662 - 7988.
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Newport Police Log Newport Fire During the period from Monday, Incident Run Report Nov. 12 to Monday, Nov. 19, the Newport Police Department responded to 412 calls. Of those, 69 were motor vehicle related; there were 38 motor vehicle violations issued and 31 accident reports. The police also responded to 10 incidents of vandalism, 4 noise complaints, 11 animal complaints, 15 home/business alarm calls and conducted 5 school security checks. They transported 3 prisoners, provided 2 funeral escorts, recorded 3 instances of assisting other police departments. 10 private tows were recorded In addition, 26 arrests were made for the following violations: n 5 arrests were made for outstanding bench or district court warrants. n 4 arrests were made for domestic (simple) assault. n 3 arrests were made for receiving stolen goods. n 3 arrests were made for possession of open containers of alcohol. n 2 arrests were made for simple assault or battery. n 2 arrests were made for underage drinking. n 2 arrests were made for larceny. n 2 arrests were made for possession of marijuana. n 1 arrest was made for driving with a suspended or revoked license. n 1 arrest was made for obstructing an officer in the line of duty. n 1 arrest was made for obtaining food with intent to defraud.
Police Investigating Hit and Run Newport Police are investigating a hit-and-run on Broadway that sent a local woman to the hospital. The incident, which occurred late Saturday night, took place at the intersection of Broadway and Ayrault Street. That’s where police say a dark grey Toyota Prius struck and injured Kristin Brennan, of Newport, before speeding away into the night. Brennan, who was transported to Rhode Island Hospital, is reportedly back at home recovering. Police believe the car would have sustained significant front-end damage and are asking anyone with any information to contact the Detectives division at 847-8300.
During the period from Monday, Nov. 12 through Sunday, Nov. 18 the Newport Fire Department responded to a total of 128 calls. Of those, 66 were emergency medical calls, resulting in 56 patients being transported to the hospital. Additionally, 5 patients refused aid once EMS had arrived on-scene. Fire apparatus was used for 114 responses: • Station 1 - Headquarters/Rescue 1 responded to 50 calls • Station 1 - Engine #1 and #3 responded to 40 calls • Station 2 - Old Fort Road responded to 30 calls • Station 2 - Engine responded to 19 calls • Station 5 - Touro Street/Engine 5 responded to 37 calls
Specific situations fire apparatus was used for include: 4 - Gas leaks 2 - Electrical wiring / arcing or equipment problems 1 - Water evacuation problem 1 - Extrication / rescue 7 - Assist public calls 3 - Motor vehicle accidents 9 - Fire alarm system sounding - no fire 14 - Fire alarm system sounding - due to malfunction In the category of fire prevention, the department performed 11 smoke alarm inspections for house sale, 12 life safety inspections, provided 3 fire system plan reviews and 80 hours of fire prevention education. Fire Prevention Message: On average, a candle fire is reported to a U.S. fire department every 30 minutes. Roughly onethird of home candle fires start in the bedroom. More than half of all candle fires start when things that can burn are stored too closely to the candle. Do not use lighted candles by windows where drafts can blow the curtains toward the flame. Only use candles where inquisitive pets cannot knock them over. And most important of all, blow out all candles when you leave the room or go to bed. —Information provided by FM Wayne Clark, ADSFM
Troop 3 Holds Scout Court of Honor Friends and family of local Boy Scouts gathered recently to celebrate advancements and achievements by scouts in Troop 3 Newport at their sponsor, the Elks Lodge. Many scouts attended summer camp, and therefore the group earned an unusually large number of merit badges. Previously, the highest number of merit badges received in one Court of Honor by a member of Troop 3 was six, earned by Ben Martin in 2008. Derrick Pratt equaled that amount at this Court, and Alec Pratt, his brother, a student at Thompson Middle School, bested the record by receiving eight merit badges and in addition, he advanced in rank to Life. Troop 3 participated in three community service projects: Cliff Walk Renumbering, Newport Recycling Day at Easton’s Beach, and Scouting for Food. Troop 3 is sponsored by Newport Elks Lodge and is a member of BSA Narragansett Council. Boys in Troop 3 range in age from 1117 years old. They attend Thompson Middle School, Rogers & Bishop Hendricken High Schools. For more information about BSA Troop 3 Newport, call Glenn Gardiner at 846-9583 x 2002. Rank awards and merit badges presented at the Court of Honor were presented to: Cade Hall, Scout, Tenderfoot, First Aid; Jonathan Tejada, Tenderfoot, First Aid, Swimming, Basketry, Woodworking; Derrick Pratt, 2nd Class, First Aid, Textiles, Fingerprinting, Animal Science, Music, Swimming; Jakob Fedrizzi, 2nd Class, Swimming, Archery; Daniel O’Donnell, 2nd Class, First Aid, Swimming, Leatherwork, Archery; Brian Rayner, Star; Conner Flynn, Star, Medicine, Communications, Environmental Science; Alec Pratt, Life, Citizenship in the Nation, Textiles, Lifesaving, Kayaking, Bird Study, Nature, Camping, Fingerprinting; Sean King, Star, Medicine, Communications, Environmental Science; Hunter Veeck, Life, Medicine, Communications; Wes Mason, Eagle.
Christmas 10K Run The annual Christmas 10K Run and 5K Walk will be held Sunday, Dec. 9 at Rogers High School. The event begins at 10 a.m. Entry before Dec. 6 is $22. ($25 day of race). Proceeds will benefit the Women’s Oncology Integrative Care Center. For more information, call 401741-9708 or email zepgoddess@ juno.com. Register to race at www. active.com.
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Cub Scout Fundraiser Pack 2 Fort Adams recently held its biggest fundraiser of the year. Over 70% of the money raised selling popcorn each year goes directly back into local scouting which helps them pay for activities, supplies, trips, assists with camp and many other things. Shown here are Zachary Zeller, Austin Blizzard, Bobby Zeller and Evan Blizzard.
Clement to Leave Land Trust Aquidneck Land Trust executive director Ted Clement announced on Tuesday, Nov. 20 that he will leave that position, effective Dec. 21, in order to take the position of executive director of the Hawaiian Islands’ Land Trust, beginning in January. Clement has worked for the Aquidneck Land Trust since 2000, first as Land Protection Director until 2005 and then as executive director. In a letter to supporters of the Land Trust, he noted the following among his responsibilities and accomplishments: “Lead and manage what has become one of Rhode Island’s leading non-profits and the first nationally accredited land trust amongst the over 40 land trusts in Rhode Island; Fundraise as ALT’s chief fundrais-
er, which has included raising millions of dollars for land acquisition; Serve as ALT’s chief negotiator on land conservation transactions by creating, overseeing and completing strategic land acquisition projects (have taken ALT’s land holdings from about 500 acres on 12 properties when initially hired in 2000 to over 2,415 acres on 67 properties to date); Lead ALT through negotiations and fundraising to complete its two public nature trails; Educate and connect our community to the environment through our Conservation Speaker Series, Land Matters Walk & Talk Series, protected parks and trails, Conservation Collaboration Agreements with local schools and other initiatives that I helped champion.”
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EDITORIAL Pumpkin Pie, Oh My!
e wouldn't ever be so brash to claim that New Englanders have an exclusive understanding of the Thanksgiving holiday. But there is something to be said for celebrating this time of year close to the home of our Puritan forebears. After all, it was the Medford, Mass.-born poet Lydia Maria Child who wrote of going "over the river and through the wood" in her poem "Thanksgiving Day." And let's not forget her Commonwealth contemporary, poet J.G. Whittier, whose poem "The Pumpkin," while lesser known, also celebrated our national day of thanks. It reads in part "Ah! on Thanksgiving day, when from East and from West, From North and from South comes the pilgrim and guest; When the gray-haired New Englander sees round his board The old broken links of affection restored, When the care-wearied man seeks his mother once more, And the worn matron smiles where the girl smiled before, What moistens the lip and what brightens the eye? What calls back the past, like the rich Pumpkin pie? Oh, fruit loved of boyhood! the old days recalling, When wood-grapes were purpling and brown nuts were falling! When wild, ugly faces we carved in its skin, Glaring out through the dark with a candle within! When we laughed round the corn-heap, with hearts all in tune, Our chair a broad pumpkin,—our lantern the moon, Telling tales of the fairy who travelled like steam In a pumpkin-shell coach, with two rats for her team! Then thanks for thy present! none sweeter or better E'er smoked from an oven or circled a platter! Fairer hands never wrought at a pastry more fine, Brighter eyes never watched o'er its baking, than thine! And the prayer, which my mouth is too full to express, Swells my heart that thy shadow may never be less, That the days of thy lot may be lengthened below, And the fame of thy worth like a pumpkin-vine grow, And thy life be as sweet, and its last sunset sky Golden-tinted and fair as thy own Pumpkin pie!"
Winthrop, Neville to Lead Council Members of the Newport city council-elect voted on Thursday, Nov. 15 to name Henry F. "Harry" Winthrop as the city's next mayor. Second-term Councilwoman Naomi L. Neville will serve as vice-chair. Meeting in the second floor conference room at City Hall, the incoming council voted 5 – 2 to appoint Winthrop, who is currently serving out the term left vacant by the departure of former Mayor Stephen C. Waluk, to a full two-year term. Councilors Jeanne Marie Napolitano and Marco Camacho were the opposing votes. Neville, who earned the third highest vote count in the Nov. 6 election, will replace McLaughlin. She received a unanimous 7 – 0 vote. When City Clerk Kathleen Silvia asked for vice-chair nominations, current vice-chair councilor Justin S. McLaughlin quickly threw in Neville’s name, a move that did not
sit well with Napolitano. “This is a little ridiculous,” Napolitano said. “We need to get out of the sandbox.” She said that she had previously asked Neville if she could nominate her so as to move forward as a united council, and pointed out that typically, a council member who is seeking the position chooses who will place the nomination. Napolitano then went on to nominate Neville. The pair will formally assume their posts as soon as the new council is sworn into office this coming January. The council-elect also approved to continue Joseph J. Nicholson Jr. as city solicitor, J. Russell Jackson to continue as judge of the municipal court, and Gregory Fater to continue as probate court judge. All three were elected with a 6 – 0 vote, with council member-elect Michael Farley abstaining from the vote.
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City Manager Thanks Public Safety Crews By Tom Shevlin City Manager Jane Howington took time during last Wednesday's City Council meeting to thank city staff members for doing a "yeoman's job" in responding to the effects of Hurricane Sandy. During her scheduled remarks to the city council, Howington said that while the damage is still being assessed, already, much has been done to help the city recover from its brush with the so-called superstorm. "I'd like to publicly acknowledge and applaud our public safety and public service forces for their quick responses both before and after (the storm). I think they did a tremendous job," she said. In fact, on some of the city's bigger projects, Howington said that work is already set to get underway. At Easton's Beach, where the lower level of the rotunda was
heavily damaged by sand and the sea, plans are being developed to restore the facility to its former use as a beach office and aquarium. As of last week, all of the sand and water had been removed from the facility, and the HVAC system had been examined. The city has also had several visits from federal authorities to determine how it might be able to open up portions of the Cliff Walk to pedestrians in time for the summer season. Along Ocean Drive, work was scheduled to begin as early as this week on repairs to some of the more heavily damaged seawalls around Brenton Point. Those repairs are expected to be completed by Christmas. At the Gateway Center, where portions of the white canvas tenting were torn, crews were expected to have completed removing the damaged sections by the Thanksgiving holiday. Howington also reported that
City to Study Back-in Parking By Tom Shevlin Spurred by a presentation at the Washington Square Charrette, city councilors are resurrecting a proposal that would introduce back-in parking along a section of Broadway. In a 5-2 vote taken on Wednesday, councilors pushed ahead with a proposal to take a second look the untraditional parking scheme as it relates to the Broadway Streetscape project. Second Ward Councilor Justin S. McLaughlin offered a resolution asking the city administration to re-examine the issue, "discussing the pros and cons of the approach." However, as Councilwoman Jeanne-Marie Napolitano noted, the issue was already studied during a 2009 Broadway Charette. And with ground set to be broken on the Broadway Streetscape Project as early as this coming spring, she raised further questions about the cost associated with the request, and its potential to delay the longawaited project. According to City Manager Jane Howington, while there wouldn't be an additional cost for staff to review the proposal, there could be costs associated with re-designing the project. As for whether it might delay the project, Howing-
ton couldn't say, although she conceded that there may be additional permitting needed. "When we studied this before, it had come to our attention that there are primarily two arteries into the city of Newport," Napolitano added. "I can't imagine what it would be like – particularly for seniors" if the design was implemented. Not all shared Napolitano's concerns. "I am a senior, and I can back in," First Ward Councilor Charles Y. Duncan said, noting that changing the way people park could make the street safer for motorists as well as cyclists. "As a biker, coming down Broadway, you can be seen," Duncan said. "The drawback to this kind of thing is the education of the public." Councilor Naomi Neville expressed similar sentiments, however agreed with Councilor Napolitano that the issue has been looked at before. "I would have liked to have seen this in the plan two years ago," she said. Mayor Henry F. Winthrop added that he too believed the proposal was "well worth taking another look at." Councilor Stephen R. Coyne joined Napolitano in opposing the resolution.
while the lower level of the Lower Thames Street Armory did flood, the new Maritime Center was left unscathed. There, she said, the water rushed into the facility with the high tide and receded as expected. Floating debris and sand, which could have caused damage to the new facility, was kept at bay. That, she said, was very much by design. During the engineering process for the visiting boater center, it was assumed that the facility would have to accommodate regular flooding. Accordingly, the entire space was built to be "wash-out ready," with utilities placed high above the floor, mildew-resistant materials used throughout, and special doors meant to allow water in, but nothing else. "They did exactly what they were supposed to do," Howington said. In surviving Sandy unscathed, the facility effectively passed its first test.
City Adds Twitter Account Following the launch of an official Facebook page, the city's police department has waded into the Twitterverse. The department announced the launch of their @NewportRIPolice account to their 600+ fans on Facebook. As of press time, just 14 people had followed the fledgling account, but that number is expected to grow. Police initially took to Facebook following reports of a string of assaults that gained traction over social media earlier this fall, unsettling many Newport residents and attracting statewide media coverage. Their move onto Twitter promises to extend the city's direct reach with residents, and seems to build on the council's long-stated goal of improving communications coming in and out of City Hall.
Council Hears Duck Tour Request By Tom Shevlin City Council members last week heard from a Massachusetts couple who are seeking to open a Duck Tour business to downtown Newport, however the meeting shed little light on the council's reaction to the request. The proposal was first made in an October letter to city councilors by Massachusetts and part-time Newport residents David and Kris Kososki. David Kososki told councilors that he and his wife have been looking for a way to move to Newport full-time, and saw the Duck Tour business as an opportunity to do that. Currently operating in over 20 cities, including Boston and New York, duck tours use refurbished WWlI Dukw amphibious vehicles to show tourists the sights. The Kososkis, who live just outside of Boston, are proposing to bring the tour franchise to Newport with a route starting on Amerlca's Cup Avenue, moving down Thames Street and eventually launching into the water for a 25-30 minute harbor
tour. "After the harbor portion, we would continue the tour along Ocean Drive to Bellevue Avenue, down Memorial [Boulevard] and then back to our starting spot on America's Cup Avenue." Describing themselves as Newport property owners for the last 12 years, the couple said that they want to help make Newport a better place to live, work and visit. "Newport is the perfect place, because of its rich history in both land and water," to operate a tour, David Kososki said. Their current plan is to operate two replica, gas-powered duck boats between the spring and fall, using a route that is acceptable to the city, its waterfront commission, and harbormaster. The vehicles would need an entry point into the harbor. According to the Kososkis, they've considered using ramps at Casey Marina, Fort Adams, or King Park as possible launch points. However, due to a deed restriction at King Park, it's unlikely that the tour would be allowed to operate there, and the state-owned ramp at
CHAIR CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 The meeting on Thursday was peppered with disagreements among members about procedural matters. Prior to the vote, Leary made a motion to hold the vote for Bolan before the vote for Shoemaker, a request that was initially denied by Newport School Superintendent John Ambrogi, who served as clerk for the meeting. Leary said his goal was to hold the Bolan vote first in order to allow for a unanimous vote for Shoemaker. He later said that his plan had backfired. Before voting for the chair position, Leary posed a series of questions to Bolan and Shoemaker. The first question pertained to the roughly $800,000 in maintenance and staff expenses that the school department expects to save once the new Pell Elementary School opens next fall. “I think the first thing we’ll have to do is look at our books,” Shoemaker said. He said that with the potential of a deficit next year, the additional funds might be needed to help balance the budget. “I think we have to look at next year and what our goals are going to be. If we fall off the fiscal cliff, we’re going to be in real trouble, and we need to look at that before we make any commitments. I guess we’ll have that answer by January 1.” Bolan said she believed that the school department would have a better estimate of school finances by June: “We’ll have a much clearer picture in our business office when people can provide us with how much we’ll have.” Leary then asked if the two agreed with the city’s recommendations to combine the school finance department with the city’s. “I agree with the intent,” Shoemaker said. “But I’m not sure how I feel about completely turning the department over to the city. To place [the finance chair] at City Hall when 90 percent of her work would be at the school business office has to be reexamined.” Bolan said, “Turning over the
business department is going to be productive … but I don’t want to lose control of making sure we can get things done in a timely manner. We have to have assurances that when we need to get things done, that we are not going to be put at the bottom of a list.” Leary asked the nominees how they planned to raise district math scores, and asked how the district can justify having a $20,000 perpupil cost at Rogers High School, which is amongst the highest costs in the state. Bolan said it would be the highest priority that the committee look at how to raise math scores over the next two years. “It’s our weakest area in the whole district,” she said. “We have to fix it from the bottom up. We will meet with other districts that have found solutions. We’re such a small district that we should be borrowing ideas and best practices from other areas.” Shoemaker called the low math scores a “glaring area,” but said that the scores are not just occurring in Newport but statewide. “This isn’t just an elementary level problem. The whole system has to be looked at, and it probably stems into the pre-k level.” Both candidates blamed the cost of retiree healthcare for the hight per-pupil costs. “You have to look at why we are the highest,” Shoemaker said. “We have to address the payments to retiree healthcare. That’s where the emphasis has to be.” Bolan concurred: “We have more retirees than we have active employees,” she said. Of the disagreements among members throughout the meeting, Leary later said, “You’re never going to have a united council,” he said. “There is no way of doing that. The community elects seven people with seven different personalities, and I think that’s a good thing.” The new school committee-elect will be officially appointed at their regular January meeting.
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Fort Adams could also prove problematic. Still the Kososkis believe that the attraction would bring more tourist dollars to the city, and would represent a more family-friendly option to experience Newport. Councilor Kathryn E. Leonard, however, was not sold on the idea. "There was a proposal a few years ago to bring duck tours to Newport," she said. Leonard objected to the idea of using King Park for commercial activity, and also expressed concern about adding another type of vessel to an already busy harbor. "We have a harbor that's very congested," she said, adding the city's roadways are also congested with Segways, scooters, scoot coupes, buses, and more. "Newport's quite small, and I'm personally saying that I don't believe that it's a good fit," she said. If the Kososkis decide to pursue their business plan, the matter would have to come back before the council for a formal vote at a later date.
Recent License and Commission Approvals The Newport City Council approved the following licenses and permits during their meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 14: n A new second-hand license for Mark Jager Antiques, 25 Mill St. Annual license renewal for the following establishments without an alcoholic beverage license: n Bellevue Coffee House, Inc. doing business as Annie’s, 176 Bellevue Ave. n Crazy Dough Newport, LLC, doing business as Crazy Dough’s Pizza, 446 Thames St. n Duckets, Inc., doing business as Colonial Restaurant, 175 Memorial Blvd., Easton’s Beach Rotunda n Sailor’s Sweet Tooth, Inc., doing business as Kilwin’s Chocolates & Ice Cream, 262 Thames St. The council also renewed the annual victualing licenses for the following establishments with alcoholic beverage licenses: n Salvation Café, Inc., doing business as Salvation Café, 140-142 Broadway, first and second floor and rear patio. n Stone Soup, LLC, doing business as, Bistro 162, 162 Broadway and 2 Caleb Earl St., first floor. Additionally, the council approved the following appointments to boards and commissions: n Cliff Walk Commission – Reappointment of Robert Power, John Hirschboeck, Peter Janaros, David Downes. Historic District Commission n Appointment of Alternate Chris Fagan to full member. n Historic District Commission (two vacancies/alternate positions) Applicants: Nicholas Maione, Daniel Dias, Diana Sylvaria. n Juvenile Hearing Board (two full member and two alternate member vacancies) – Applicants: Pamela Breves, Roderick Cavanaugh. Personnel Appeals Board (three vacancies) – Francis Donald O’Brien. Note: Vacancies currently or soon will exist on the following boards and commissions: Affirmative Action Commission, Building Code Board of Appeals, Energy & Environment Commission, Historic District Commission, Newport Juvenile Hearing Board, North End Planning Commission, Personnel Appeals Board, Planning Board, (Board of) Tax Appeals, and the Zoning Board of Review. Interested residents can obtain applications on the City’s web page at CityofNewport.com.
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Naval Community Briefs Ride Santa Ride MWR will host Ride Santa Ride, a leisurely 15-mile bike ride around scenic Newport, on Saturday, Dec. 1 beginning at 9 a.m. The bring-your-own-bike ride will begin and end at Gym 109. All personnel with base access are welcome to attend. Sign up at Gym 109 or by calling 401841-3154.
Libby Gill and Cindy Kenney
Nicole Valencourt, Odette Holty, and Mike Holty
Bob Sullivan, Harp Donnelly and David Murphy
Mike Marrone, Cheryl Marrone and Carol Newsom
Festive Celebration in Honor of Veterans As a tribute to our veterans, the Newport Ancient Order of Hibernians hosted a fundraiser at the AOH hall to benefit veterans organizations and the Wounded Warrior Project on Saturday, Nov. 10. Veterans, retired military, and friends and supporters of veterans attended the cocktail reception, enjoyed the live music and imbibed libations. The Wounded War Project, founded in 2003, provides programs and services to severely injured service members during the time between active duty and transition to civilian life. (Photos by Jen Carter)
NUWC Retiree Luncheon
Celebrating 40 Years!
The next NUWC retirees’ luncheon will be held at McGovern's Family Restaurant, 310 Shove St., Fall River, Mass. on Wednesday, Dec. 5 at noon. Cost is $16 and reservations are not required. For more info, contact Bev at 846-4292.
Our Fortieth Anniversary Snowflake is a tribute to the Lighthouse whose warning beacon has guided sailors safely home across the centuries.
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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 socials@ newportosc.org for more info.
Author Talk Dr. John A Parrish will speak at the Newport Public Library on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 2 p.m. about his memoir Autopsy of War: A Personal History in the lower level program room. In this memoir Parrish has written about his 40 year struggle with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) after serving in Vietnam from 1967-68. This program is free and open to the public.
Smoking Cessation Offered The Great American Smokeout was held Nov. 15 but the Naval Health Clinic New England provides ongoing support to smokers trying to quit. The pharmacy offers nicotine replacement products to military beneficiaries and DoD employees on the Naval Station. There is no cost for the nicotine 2-mg gum and the nicotine patches which are available without a prescription. There is a short patient screening. A tobacco cessation trained staff member will follow up with the user, and additional treatment products are available. For more information call 401841-6777 or 401-841-6130.
Holiday Family Fun MWR will host Holiday Family Fun events at Gym 109 on Friday, Dec. 7, 4-8 p.m. and Saturday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. All hands with base access are invited to attend. Holiday activities include arts and crafts, bouncies, and pictures with Santa. Concessions will be available. The fee is $2 per person. For more information, call 401-841-3127.
Choristers Christmas Concert The Newport Navy Choristers will present “Christmas in Song” on Friday, Dec. 7 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Lucy’s Church. The annual concert is a mix of traditional and contemporary holiday favorites and is under the direction of Joanne Loewenthal. The event will benefit the Artillery Company of Newport. Tickets will be available at the door and cost $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and children, with a maximum of $20 per family.
Veterinary Clinic Hours The Army Veterinary Clinic at the Leisure Bay on Naval Station Newport is open for walk-in appointments the first Friday of every month. Veterinary services are for active duty and retirees only. The clinic will be open for walk-ins on Friday, Dec. 7, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Call the Groton, Conn., Veterinary Clinic at 860694-4291 for more information.
Spouse Club Festivities The Newport Officers’ Spouses’ Club will host its annual Holiday Celebration and Ornament Exchange at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 10 at historic Quarters AA, home of the President of the Naval War College. Bring a new, wrapped ornament to exchange. Guests are also invited to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots program. Current and prospective members are invited to attend. For more information and to register, please visit www. NewportOSC.org. Registration deadline is Dec. 9.
News for Naval Health Clinic Flu Shots for Youngsters
Check-in at NHCNE
Naval Health Clinic New England Immunizations will have a late day flu vaccination clinic on Thursday, Nov. 29, with the immunization clinic remaining open until 5:30 p.m. The target audience is school children and children at the Child Development Center (CDC). It is mandatory that all children 6 months and older at the CDC have documented proof of receiving influenza vaccine.
All hands are reminded that the new Centralized Check-in is operational at Naval Health Clinic New England. Patients check in at one of the windows located near the pharmacy and to the right of the front entrance of the clinic. Demographics and eligibility are confirmed, along with other health insurance and HIPAA information. Check-in staff reviews the patient’s list of medications, which not only includes prescription drugs, but all vitamins and supplements taken. It is essential that everyone have this list of medications with them at the time of their appointment and that it is up to date. The new check-in process takes only 1 to 2 minutes. After all information is verified, patients will receive paperwork from the staff to take with them to their appointment. There are four clinics whose patients do not utilize the Centralized Check-in process: Behavioral Health, Occupational Health, Audiology and Individual Medical Readiness (IMR) Clinic. Also, patients using ancillary services, such as pharmacy, radiology or the laboratory, should go directly to those departments not stop at Centralized Check-in.
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15th Annual Holiday Boat Parade The Newport boating community will launch the holiday season with a treasured tradition: the Newport Harbor Boat Parade. On Friday, Nov. 23 beginning at 6 p.m., dozens of creatively illuminated boats will circle the harbor and compete for prizes which will be awarded to winners in several categories by Newport harbormaster Tim Mills and other community judges. The Newport Yacht Club will be open to the public for the event, and spectators can also watch the parade from Bowen’s and Bannister’s wharves, Perrotti Park, and other waterfront points around the harbor. Viewing of the parade is free of charge, making this a great family event to get into the spirit of the holiday season. Gordon Murphy, former owner of Murphy Marine, will serve as Grand Marshall. At 6 p.m. on Friday, parade boats will rendezvous just south of the Goat Island Causeway and then proceed east leaving Newport Yacht Club. Boats will then travel south along the downtown waterfront and then turn around to return to the Goat Island Causeway area. The parade will feature a variety of watercraft including leisure boats of all sizes, commercial fishing boats, tug boats, and Coast Guard and Navy vessels. The decorated vessels will compete for prizes in the following categories: Best Decorated Sailboat (commercial and recreational), and Best Decorated Powerboat (commercial and recreational), Best Decorated Fishing Boat, Best Decorated Porch or Docks, and finally, arguably the parade’s most entertaining category, Most Team Spirit. For more information on the parade, contact the Newport Harbormaster’s office at 845-5815.
For more than 40 years, the annual citywide celebration known as “Christmas in Newport” has enlivened the month of December with festive ways to mark the season. From the doorway decorating contest to plays and concerts and children’s events, there is something for everyone in the family to enjoy. And isn’t it nice to know that each event on the Christmas in Newport calendar either is free or raises money for a charitable cause? The Christmas in Newport celebration for 2012 will officially open with a ceremony and proclamation on Saturday, Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. in Washington Square. However, a few events on the calendar precede the opening. See below for details.
Saturday, December 1 Lucy’s Hearth Designer Wreath Sale, 9 a.m.- noon, Rotunda at Easton’s Beach, wreaths and table top decorations created by designers, artists, gardeners and florists from the community, also gourmet sweets bake sale, all proceeds go to Lucy’s Hearth, 847-2021 Holiday Paper Ornaments, 10 a.m. – noon, Newport Art Museum Coleman Center, pre-registration requested, Museum members $20, non-members $25, 848-8200, NewportArtMuseum.org UnDecked Halls: Behind the Scenes at Doris Duke’s Mansion, Rough Point, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 680 Bellevue Ave., view the first floor of heiress Doris Duke’s Newport mansion, learn about the winter caretaking traditions, and get a rare glimpse into Duke’s tropical Hawaiian holiday. Refreshments served in the decorated staff wing, an area not ordinarily open to the public. Tours offered every ½ hour, $10 adults, $8 children ages 5-12 and free under 5, tickets sold at the door, NewportRestoration.org Annual Holiday Bazaar at Forest Farm, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 201 Forest Ave., Middletown, crafts made by the residents and volunteers, free, 847-2777 Wreath Sale to benefit Cluny School, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., outside Segway Store, 438 Thames St., fresh 24” double-faced Canadian balsam wreaths, hand decorated by Cluny School parents, 835-8774 Make a Christmas Centerpiece, 11 a.m., Little Flower Florals, 164 Broadway, make a centerpiece with live greens to take home, limited to 8 participants, all materials provided, advance registration required, $20 for materials, 401-619-1606, littleflowerflorals.com
Winter at the Wanton-Lyman Hazard House:1795, 11 a.m., departs from the Museum at the Brick Market, 127 Thames St., tour the c.1697 house and hear how 18th century residents got through the winter, $15 per person, $10 for NHS members, reservations required, 841-8770, newporthistory.org Santa’s Workshop, noon – 3 p.m., Easton’s Beach Carousel & Rotunda, $5 per child includes a goody bag and 1 ride on the carousel, 1 ride on the mini-train, and crafts, tickets purchased at the door, no advance sales, 845-5800 Trinity Christmas Silver Tea and Boutique, 1-4p.m., Honyman Hall, Trinity Church, Queen Anne Sq., tea, crafts and seasonal greens for sale, $10, 849-7819 or 862-4474 The Newport Historical Society’s Holiday Open House, 3 - 5 p.m., Newport Colony House, Washington Sq., and the Museum & Shop, 127 Thames St. Featuring 18th century chamber music. Tour the Colony House and Museum before the Official Opening Ceremony of Christmas in Newport. Donations welcome, 846-0813. The Polar Express Train Ride, aboard the Newport Dinner Train, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., reservations required, adults $32.95, children under 10 $24.95, 8418700, newportdinnertrain.com Bowen’s Wharf Tree Lighting and Open House, America’s Cup Ave., 4:30 p.m. Frosty The Snowman and caroling, live music, city official lights the tree, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by boat (weather permitting) at 5:45 p.m., free, 849-2120, bowenswharf.com
Holiday Lantern Tours of Historic Newport, 4:30 p.m., departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames St. Learn the history of winter holiday traditions and hear how the colonists in Newport did or did not celebrate the holidays. Reservations required. Weather permitting. $12 adults, $10 NHS members and children, 841-8770, newporthistory.org Official Opening of Christmas in Newport, 5 p.m., Washington Sq. Features proclamation from the Mayor, tree lighting, Newport Artillery cannon salute, live entertainment. free. 849-6454. christmasinnewport.org “Decorate the Brewery!” 5:30-7 p.m., Coastal Extreme Brewing Co., 293 JT Connell Rd. Help the crew at Newport Storm decorate for the holiday season. Must be at least 21 years old, email or call so enough supplies and beverages to go around will be available, 849-5232, email@example.com Concert at Edward King Senior Center, 7 p.m., 35 King St. Salve Regina’s Madrigal Chorus and Flute Ensemble performing, $5, 846-7426, edwardkinghouse.org Rossini by Candlelight, 8 p.m., St. John’s On the Point, Willow and Washington streets, Swanhurst Chorus presents Rossini’s Petite Messe Solennelle. Tour of church offered at 7:30, $20 advance, $23 at the door, $10 for students, 682-1630, firstname.lastname@example.org Governor’s Ball, 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Salve Regina Univ., 100 Ochre Point Ave. $150 per person, black tie gala with proceeds benefiting Salve Regina’s scholarship fund, 1-877-778-4438, salve.edu/governorsball
Sunday, December 2 Cluny School Wreath Sale, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., see Dec. 1 for details. *Visit with Santa Claus at The Breakers, noon - 3 p.m., 44 Ochre Point Ave. The jolly old elf will visit with children and hear their Christmas wish list, refreshments, regular daytime admission, 8471000, newportmansions.org Christmas at Whitehall, “A 1729 Christmas,” 2 - 4 p.m., Whitehall Museum House, 311 Berkeley Ave., Middletown. Authentic 1729 colonial home open for singing of carols and lifting a cup of wassail. Sponsored by The National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the state of RI, $5 (free to friends and active duty military), 846-3116, whitehallmuseumhouse.org *The Polar Express Train Ride, aboard the Newport Dinner Train, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., see Dec. 1. “Deck the Hall”, 5:30 p.m., at the International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, 194 Bellevue Ave. Annual outdoor tree lighting ceremony with caroling by the Cluny School Choir, refreshments, free, 849-3990, email@example.com
Monday, December 3 Newport Doorway Contest, deadline to enter Dec. 13, judging Dec. 14. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial, to register call 848-6707.Use of natural materials and decorations requested. Holiday Paper Ornaments, 6-9 p.m., Newport Art Museum Coleman Center,
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Tuesday, December 4 *Giant Holiday Gingerbread House, 8 a.m.- 9 p.m., open daily at The Newport Marriott Hotel, 25 America’s Cup Ave. Santa and Mrs. Claus 1-5 p.m. today only, free with canned good donation, 849-1000 Trim-A-Tree Exhibit, 5 - 8 p.m., The Elms, Bellevue Ave. Trees decorated by Newport County elementary school students on for judging throughout the holiday season, free. Christmas Acoustic Concert, 7-9:30p.m., Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham St., many of the area’s finest musicians will perform acoustic music for the benefit of Lucy’s Hearth and the McKinney Shelter, $15 adults, children with adult free, 849-4250, MGorman20@cox.net. Newport Doorway Contest, deadline to enter Dec. 13, judging Dec. 14. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial, to register call 8486707.Use of natural materials and decorations requested.
Wednesday, December 5 Festival of Advent Lessons and Carols, 6 p.m., St. John’s on The Point, Willow and Washington Sts. Service patterned after that presented at King’s College, Cambridge. Repertoire includes ancient chant and traditional Advent carols and hymns. Free will offering, 6821630, www.saintjohns-newport.org Newport County Orchestra Holiday Concert, 7:30 p.m., Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St. Orchestral holiday music. Sponsored by Salve Dept. of Performing Arts, adults $8, and $5 for students and seniors, 401-341-2295, salve.edu Newport Doorway Contest, deadline to enter Dec. 13, judging Dec. 14. Categories are: Residential, Restaurant, Bed & Breakfast and Commercial, to register call 8486707.Use of natural materials and decorations requested.
Thursday December 6 Holiday Clay, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30
Whitehall Museum House in Middletown will host “Christmas at Whitehall” on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 2 – 4 p.m. Wassail will be served along with home baked cookies. Period clothing and music of the eighteenth century will add to the atmosphere of a 1730's Christmas. Featured this year will be Celtic harp music by Mary King. No admittance fee, free will offerings accepted. This is a “Christmas in Newport "event. Whitehall Museum house has been preserved and continues to be maintained by the National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations and is located at 311 Berkeley Ave., Middletown. p.m. two-part class for adults (part two Dec. 13), Newport Art Museum Coleman Center, 26 Liberty St. Explore and create unique clay gifts. Clay and tools will be provided. Museum members $60, non-members $70, pre-registration required, 848-8200, NewportArtMuseum.org *Children’s Christmas Story Hour, 4-4:30 p.m., Good Shepherd Gift Shop, 164 Broadway, with storyteller Madeline P. Nugent. Limited to 15 children, advance registration required. Suitable for ages 4-8 yrs, 849-5421, goodshepherdgiftshop.com. Newport Art Museum’s Coleman Center Open House & Reception for Annual Student Art Show, 4-6 p.m., 26 Liberty St., free, 848-8200. Holiday Lantern Tours of Historic Newport, 4:30 p.m., departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames St. See Dec. 1 for details. You, Me and Holiday Clay (Family Class) a two-part class also continuing on Dec. 13, 6-8 p.m. both days, Newport Art Museum Coleman Center, 26 Liberty St. Museum members $55, non-members $65. advance registration required, 848-8200, NewportArtMuseum.org Bead For Life Jewelry Fundraiser, 6-8 p.m., Peoples Café, 282 Thames St. Handmade jewelry by women beaders in Uganda, Africa, for sale, 662-7839, beadforlife.org
Friday, December 7 National Museum of American Illustration featuring an exhibit of Maxfield Parrish The Retrospective, 11-5 p.m., 492 Bellevue Ave. Self guided tour. $18 adults, $16 seniors (60+) and military, $12 students. 851-8949X18. www.americanillustration.org *The Polar Express Train Ride, aboard the Newport Dinner Train, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., see Dec. 1 for details. Holiday Lantern Tours of Historic Newport, 4:30 p.m., departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames St. See Dec. 1 for details. Newport Yachting Center Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Newport Skating Center, 5:30 p.m., America's Cup Ave. Music, refreshments, Santa and Mrs. Claus and other surprises. Free admission. Public ice skating is available after the festivities for $7 adult and $5 per child (11 and under). 846-3018. www.skatenewport.com for more details. Holiday Paper Ornaments, 6-9 p.m., Newport Art Museum Coleman Center, 26 Liberty St. Pre-register. Museum members $20, nonmembers $25. 848-8200. www. NewportArtMuseum.org A Dickens Christmas Feast, 7-10 p.m., John N.A. Griswold House, Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave. The Marley Bridges
® theatre Company re-tells the classic “A Christmas Carol,” and engages guests in Victorian ballroom dances and games, dines with you for a three-course meal and entertains you with a choral concert of traditional Christmas songs. $115$140 per person based on menu selection, cash bar. Dress is festive. 401-324-9436 for reservations and info. www.MarleyBridges.org Christmas in Song by the Newport Navy Choristers, 7:30 p.m., St. Lucy’s Church, 909 W. Main Rd., Middletown. Concert to benefit the Artillery Company of Newport. Admission $8 adults, $5 children under 12 & seniors, $20 family. www. newportnavychoristers.org St. George’s School Service of Lessons & Carols, 372 Purgatory Rd., Middletown, 7:30 p.m. The birth of Jesus is told by lesson and song. Congregational singing and carols by the School choir. Free. 847-7565. www.stgeorges.edu Salve Regina University Christmas Choral Concert, 8 p.m., 100 Ochre Point Ave. SRU Choral Ensembles perform a variety of choral masterworks to holiday favorites. $8 general admission, $5 seniors and students. 401-341-2295. www. salve.edu
Saturday, December 8 *Holiday Open House, Reading of The Night Before Christmas and a visit from Santa Claus, International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, 194 Bellevue Ave., Open house 9:30-5p.m. with 2:30 visit from Santa with photos, and a reading of The Night Before Christmas. Admission is free with donation of nonperishable food item for charity. 849-3990. newport@tennisfame. com UnDecked Halls: Behind the Scenes at Doris Duke’s Mansion, Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave., 10-2 p.m. See Dec. 1 for details. 3rd Christmas Crafts & Specialty Foods Show, 10-4 p.m., Newport Elk Lodge #104, 141 Pelham St. Free. 835-7699. www.monaquievents.com Holiday Open House Weekend, 10-4 p.m., Potter League for Animals, 87 Oliphant Ln., Middletown. Holiday activities including Critter Glitter Jewelry Sale, Tree of Hope Lighting, Toys for Pets, as well
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as, Home for the Holidays. Free. 846-8276. Holiday Craft Fair at the Potter League for Animals, 10-4 p.m., 87 Oliphant Ln., Middletown. Local artists and crafters offer a variety of creations for sale. Free admission. 846-8276. Winter at the Wanton-Lyman Hazard House:1795, 11 a.m., departs from the Museum at the Brick Market, 127 Thames Street. See Dec. 1 for details. *Holly Days at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 11a.m.-3p.m., 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown. Holiday celebration in nature with animal presentations, story time, cookie decorating, and Mabel’s Polar Express. Advanced ticket purchase price $5 adults, $3 children 3-12 yrs, under 3 free, non-members $2 more per ticket. Day of the event, all tickets $2 more. 846-2577 x15. firstname.lastname@example.org Sketch a Winter Scene with Newport Artist Joseph Matose, 1 p.m., 164 Broadway. Learn how to draw winter scenes, ages 8 yrs. and up, limited to 8 participants, all materials provided, advance registration required. $10. 401-835-3477. www.newportartist.com Holiday Concert and Cookie Decorating, 2-5 p.m., Newport Athletic club, 66 Valley Rd., Middletown, 401-619-4873. *The Polar Express Train Ride, aboard the Newport Dinner Train, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., see Dec. 1 for details. Holiday Lantern Tours of Historic Newport, 4:30 p.m., departing from the Brick Market Museum & Shop, 127 Thames St. See Dec. 1 for details. Community Baptist Church Concert, 7 p.m., 50 Dr. M.F. Wheatland Blvd. Free will offering. 8471707. A Dickens Christmas Feast, 7-10 p.m. See Dec. 7 for details. Salve Regina University Christmas Choral Concert, 8 p.m., see Dec. 7 for details.
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A coastal theme will highlight the annual Christmas fair at Jamestown’s Central Baptist Church. The event will take place Saturday, Dec. 1 from 9 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Locally decorated fresh wreaths and centerpieces, as well as miniature plants, will be on sale. Other offerings will include themed gift baskets; handmade doll clothes and beds; homemade baked goods; global crafts; and Christmas decorative and gift items. Central Baptist Church is located at 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. For more information, call 423-1651. St. Augustin’s Church Christmas Bazaar will be held Saturday, Dec. 1 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the church, Carroll and Eastnor aves., Newport. Annual Holiday Bazaar at Forest Farm, Saturday, Dec. 1, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., 201 Forest Ave., Middletown, crafts made by the residents and volunteers for sale, free, 847-2777.
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Sunday, December 9 Holiday Open House Weekend, 10-4 p.m., Potter League for Animals, See Dec. 8 for details. Holiday Craft Fair at the Potter League for Animals, 10-4 p.m., see Dec. 8 for details. *Visit with Santa Claus at Marble House, noon – 3 p.m., Bellevue Ave. The jolly old elf will visit with children and hear their Christmas wish list. Refreshments. Regular daytime admission. For info 8471000. www.newportmansions.org.
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*American Girl Christmas, 2 p.m., Edward King Senior Center. Crafts, refreshments, cookie decorating and a special gift. Limited reservations accepted. $10 per child. 845-5800. Sponsored by Newport Recreation Dept and Edward King Sr. Center. Advance reservations required. 845-5800.
Holiday Craft Fair at the Potter League for Animals, Saturday, Dec. 8, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., 87 Oliphant Ln., Middletown. Local artists and crafters offer a variety of creations for sale. Free admission, 846-8276.
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Theatre, 9 Freebody St. SRU Newport community Band, Jazz Ensemble, and Flute Ensemble performing holiday favorites. Admission $8, $5 for students and seniors. 401341-2295.www.salve.edu Holiday Concert at the Redwood Library and Athenaeum, 3-4:30 p.m. 50 Bellevue Ave. The Chamber Choir of the RI Civic Chorale and Orchestra, along with the RI College Brass Ensemble will be performing. Free for Redwood Library members, $7 for students with ID, $10 for Seniors and $12 General Admission. 847-0292. www.redwoodlibrary.org *The Polar Express Train Ride, aboard the Newport Dinner Train, 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., see Dec. 1 for details. Touro Synagogue Community Candle Lighting, 5-7 p.m., Levi Gale House, 85 Touro St. During this second night of Chanukah there will be a candlelighting, latkes, entertainment and more. Free. 847-4794x207.
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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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November 23 Christmas at the Mansions See Wednesday, Nov. 21 for details. 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. Newport Nutcracker Opens at Rosecliff Island Moving Co.’s annual performance of the Newport Nutcracker, Rosecliff, 548 Bellevue Ave., 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., 401 847-4470, tickets available at www.IslandMovingCo.org. Polar Express Capture the magic of the timeless Christmas classic aboard the Newport Dinner Train, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m., advance ticketing a must, 401-841-8700, www.NewportDinnerTrain.com. Holiday Lantern Tour Learn about 18th century holiday
Newport Mansions Sparkle for the Holidays Christmas officially arrives at the Newport Mansions on Saturday, Nov. 17. Enjoy The Breakers, The Elms and Marble House decorated in full holiday splendor, with dozens of Christmas trees, scores of wreaths, hundreds of yards of garland, and thousands of flowers. Look for a historic Vanderbilt sleigh and topiary horse in the Great Hall of The Breakers, an eight-foot decorated wreath on the grand staircase of Marble House, and the iconic 15-foot tall poinsettia tree in the ballroom of The Elms. The mansions will be fully decorated and open daily for tours (except Thanksgiving and Christmas Day) through January 1. Tickets are available online at www.NewportMansions.org and at the properties. 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. 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 Lightening-fast interactive comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401-849-3473, www.FirehouseTheater.org.
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. Christmas at the Mansions See Wednesday, Nov. 21 for details. Newport Nutcracker 2 p.m. only. See Friday, Nov. 23. Polar Express 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. See Friday, Nov. 23 for details. Holiday Lantern Tour
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A Season of Wishes With the holiday season approaching, owner of Canfield House Maggie Wiggins began her giving early by hosting a benefit dinner for “A Wish Come True.” Chartered in 1982, “A Wish Come True” is a local nonprofit organization that grants wishes to children ages three through 18 who have a life-threatening illness. “We believe in the extraordinary magic of a wish, and when medicine and magic work together, miracles can happen,” says founder Rosemary Bowers. Utilizing Canfield House’s antique gaming wheel as a theme prop, the gourmet dinner revived the Old World charm of the casino era, and guests enjoyed casino games in addition to the Scotch bar and cigars.
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Maggie Wiggins and Donna Prescott
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4:30 p.m. See Friday, Nov. 23 for details.
• New & Used Books • Gift Certiﬁcates • Parking at Rear of Building
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. 23.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2012 & SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2012
10AM - 4PM Free Admission NEWPORT HOTEL HARBOR & MARINA 49 AMERICA’S CUP AVENUE NEWPORT, RI
Christmas at the Mansions See Wednesday, Nov. 21 for details. 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., NewportArtMuseum.org. Newport Nutcracker 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. See Friday, Nov. 23 for details.
NEWPORT CHRISTMAS CRAFT SHOW
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.
All Aboard for the North Pole! The Polar Express comes to life aboard the Newport Dinner Train, inspired by the award-winning classic by Chris Van Allsburg. Share the magic of Christmas as the Conductor reads the tale of a young boy’s unforgettable journey to the North Pole. Meet Santa and Mrs. Claus and enjoy hot chocolate, cookies and caroling. Each child who truly believes will receive a special gift from Santa himself. Nov. 17 - Dec. 16, Friday, Saturday, Sunday at 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. Don’t get left at the station - early reservations encouraged. Newport Dinner Train, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 401-841-8700, www.NewportDinnerTrain.com. 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. See Friday, Nov. 23 for details.
Monday November 26
Christmas at the Mansions See Wednesday, Nov. 21 for details.
Tuesday November 27
Pre-K Storytime Storytime for preschoolers at the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., public welcome, free, drop in. Christmas at the Mansions See Wednesday, Nov. 21 for details. Newport Nutcracker 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. See Friday, Nov. 23 for details.
and everyone wins.
Arts Around the Fire Social networking for arts community members, Spanglish, 162 Broadway, 6 p.m., info@NewportArts.org. IYRS Lecture Ben Zartman on “All at Sea: a Small Boat; a Growing Family; a Big Dream,” detailing his three year sailboat adventure with his wife and their three daughters, 449 Thames St., 7:30 p.m., members free, non-members $7, iyrs.org.
Wednesday November 28
Christmas at the Mansions See Wednesday, Nov. 21 for details.
Stories and Crafts Story and craft time for K-Grade 4 at the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 3:30 p.m., public welcome, free, drop in. Newport Nutcracker 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. See Friday, Nov. 23 for details. Pell Center Lecture Salve Regina presents author and filmmaker G. Wayne Miller on “Where Stories Take Us,” discussing major pieces published in print and online during the last three decades in the Providence Journal, Pell Center, Young Building, 518 Bellevue Ave., 6 p.m., reception follows, reserve at 401-341-2927 or email@example.com.
Thursday November 29
Christmas at the Mansions See Wednesday, Nov. 21 for details. Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents Vance Morrison on “A Plain Sailorman in China,” Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101. Newport Nutcracker 4 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. See Friday, Nov. 23 for details. “If It’s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeare”
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Santa Sightings Friday, Nov. 30 Holiday Stroll 5 – 8 p.m., drinks, desserts and special holiday offers from merchants on Bellevue Avenue, Mill Street and William Street. A visit from Santa will happen at 6 p.m. at the tree lighting in front of Venetucci’s, 847 1777. Breakfast with Santa
Saturday, Dec. 1 Breakfast with Santa 9 -11 a.m., Elks Lodge, 141 Pelham St., proceeds to benefit the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation, RILF members $10 adults/$5 children under 12, non-members $15 adults/$8 children under 12, includes breakfast, visit with Santa and making a holiday craft.
Tuesday, Dec. 4 Holiday Gingerbread House 8 a.m.- 9 p.m., open daily at The Newport Marriott Hotel, 25 America’s Cup Ave. Santa and Mrs. Claus 1-5 p.m. today only, free with canned good donation, 8491000.
Saturday, Dec. 1 Santa’s Workshop Noon – 3 p.m., Easton’s Beach Carousel & Rotunda, $5 per child includes a goody bag and 1 ride on the carousel, 1 ride on the mini-train, and crafts, tickets purchased at the door, no advanced sales, 845-5800.
Friday, Dec. 7
Bowen’s Wharf Tree Lighting and Open House 4:30p.m., America’s Cup Ave. Frosty The Snowman and caroling, live music, City Official lights the tree, Santa and Mrs. Claus arrive by boat (weather permitting) at 5:45p.m., free, 849-2120, bowenswharf.com.
Tree Lighting Ceremony at the Newport Skating Center 5:30 p.m., America’s Cup Ave. Music, refreshments, Santa and Mrs. Claus and other surprises, free event, public ice skating is available after the festivities, $7 adult, $5 per child (11 and under), 8463018, skatenewport.com. Saturday, Dec. 8 Holiday Open House, International Tennis Hall of Fame & Museum, 194 Bellevue Ave., open house 9:30 a.m. -5 p.m. with visit from Santa with photos, and a reading of The Night Before Christmas at 2:30 p.m., Admission is free with donation of non-perishable food item, 849-3990, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sunday, Dec. 2
Sunday, Dec. 9
Santa Claus at The Breakers Noon - 3 p.m., 44 Ochre Point Ave. The jolly old elf will visit with children and hear their Christmas wish list, refreshments, regular daytime admission, 847-1000, newportmansions.org.
Santa Claus at Marble House Noon – 3 p.m. both days. The jolly old elf will visit with children and hear their Christmas wish list, refreshments, regular daytime admission, 847-1000, newportmansions.org
Saturday, Dec. 1
Blood Center – Toys for Tots Donation Location The Rhode Island Blood Center is teaming up with the U.S. Marine Corps in support of its annual holiday campaign, Toys for Tots, to collect toys for underprivileged children in Rhode Island. The public is invited to bring new and unwrapped toys to any of the Rhode Island Blood Center’s five donor centers from Friday, Nov. 23 until Friday, Dec. 7. The Aquidneck Island Blood Center is at the Polo Center, 688 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown. Those also donating blood have the opportunity to double their giving at this time of year – helping to save lives while assuring a more joyful holiday for local children in need.
Arts Around the Fire The Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County presents its monthly networking event, Arts Around the Fire on Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 6 - 8 p.m. at Salvation Café’s new upstairs room at 140 Broadway. Invited guests include two new Executive Directors, Jennifer Tuleja of Redwood Library and Richard Nagele of the Fort Adams Trust. Come introduce yourself and hear about their plans and ambitions for their new roles. Arts Around the Fire is an opportunity for artists, writers, performers and arts patrons to chat with colleagues about events and accomplishments in the Newport County cultural community. Arts Around the Fire features a cash bar and an informal atmosphere where artists and art lovers can connect. Sign up for memberships or become a supporting member of the Alliance, a coalition of individuals and non-profits committed to the advancement of arts and culture in Newport County. The next Arts Around the Fire will be on Jan. 25. Please join us, no reservations needed. Info at www. newportarts.org.
Critter Glitter Sale The Potter League for Animals is holding its annual Holiday Critter Glitter fashion jewelry sale Saturday, Dec. 1 through Sunday, Dec. 9 at the Potter League at 87 Oliphant Lane in Middletown starting with a preview party on Friday, Nov. 30 from 5 to 8 p.m. Hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily starting Dec. 1, and on Wednesday, Dec. 5 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. On Friday, Nov. 30, the sale will kick off with a “Bubbly, Bites & Bling” Girls Night Out and Preview Party from 5 to 8 p.m. On Thursday, Dec. 6, “Beer, Bites & Bling” will be the theme for the Guys Night Out from 5 to 8 p.m. Each event which will feature door prizes, personal shopping assistance. Gift wrapping will also be available at Guys Night Out. Admission is free to both events. Critter Glitter features Sequin’s sample fashion costume jewelry selling at 50-80% off retail prices. Enamel bracelets, contemporary necklaces, playful pins and earrings will be featured. All proceeds from the sale benefit the Potter League. For more information, visit www. potterleague.org or call 846-0596.
For a Limited time only. Not valid with any other discount or offer.
All Cashmere & Cotton Sweaters Reg $127 - $175 Now $88 - $98 Starts Black Friday
(Excluding all previous sales, special orders and clearance items)
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HOLIDAY POTTERY SALE Saturday, Nov. 24 Sunday, Nov. 25
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(Corner of Bellevue Ave. and Pelham St.) Our 17th Year Supporting Local Artists Artists: Jillian Barber • Hannelore Hutchison • Inez Fenster • Susan Kremer Tom Ladd • Jan Goodland Metz • Brenda Wrigley Scott • Mika Seeger Susan Shaw • Harry Spring • Dana Swist
Sat. Nov. 24, 10a.m. – 5p.m. Sun. Nov. 25, 10a.m. – 4p.m. Our “Donation Table” Sales: to benefit Channing Memorial Church’s community dinner and Lucy’s Hearth
Update on OHP Tall Ship
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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. 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. Life of the Mind Series Peter Eudenbach, associate professor of art at Old Dominion University, will discuss his latest conceptual art exhibition, currently installed at the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., reception 5:30 p.m., lecture 6 p.m., members free, non-members $10, 401-847-0292 x112 to reserve, www.RedwoodLibrary.org. Empire Comedy Show Stand-up comedy returns to Empire Tea and Coffee with comedians from all over New England, 22 Broadway, 8 p.m., $5, ages 16+, 617-943-9778, benkeefe89@ gmail.com.
November 30 Christmas at the Mansions See Wednesday, Nov. 21 for details. Polar Express 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. See Friday, Nov. 23 for details. Newport Nutcracker 7:30 p.m. only. See Friday, Nov. 23. Holiday Lantern Tour 4:30 p.m. See Friday, Nov. 23. Holiday Stroll Enjoy drinks, desserts and deals on Bellevue Ave., Mill St., William St., 5-8 p.m., Santa arrives for the 6 p.m. tree lighting in front of Venetucci’s, 401-847-1777. Bubbly, Bites and Bling Girls Night Out preview party for Potter League’s Critter Glitter sale, 87 Oliphant Ln, Middletown, 5-8 p.m., www.PotterLeague.org. Eagles Tribute Show Another Tequila Sunrise, the ultimate Eagles Tribute band, Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Rd., 9 p.m., 401-849-5000, www.NewportGrand.com.
Saturday December 1
Christmas in Newport Begins Please see page 9 for details. Breakfast with Santa The Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation hosts breakfast with the jolly old elf himself at the Elks Lodge, Bellevue Ave. and Pelham St., 9-11 a.m., members $10 adults/$5 children, non-members $15 adults/$8 children, call 401-847-4242 for tickets. Critter Glitter Kicks Off Potter League’s annual Sequin jewelry fundraiser, through Dec. 9, 87 Oliphant Ln., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Meet the Author Author John A. Parrish will discuss his memoir, “Autopsy of War: A Personal History,” detailing his experiences as a battlefield medic in Vietnam, his career as a doctor and PTSD, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720. Life of the Mind Series Samuel White, grandson of famed architect Stanford White, will present a lecture entitled, “Stanford White, Architect,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., reception 5:30 p.m., lecture 6 p.m., members free, non-members $10, 401-847-0292 x112 to reserve, www.RedwoodLibrary.org. Common Fence Music CFM at Channing Church presents Billy Joe Shaver, the original honky tonk hero, Channing sanctuary, 135 Pelham St., 8 p.m., $35, online or at the door, 866-468.7619 or www.CommonFenceMusic.org. Governor’s Ball Salve Regina University hosts annual gala at Ochre Court, Ochre Point Ave., 9 p.m., 877-778-4438.
Sunday December 2
Guild Reception and Show Reception for holiday show, Portsmouth Arts Guild, 2679 East Main Rd., 2-4 p.m., multimedia exhibition and artisan sale.
As the SSV Oliver Hazard Perry enters its final phrases of construction, the nonprofit organization Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island has made its yearend priorities: create two fundraising opportunities and develop the education programs that will be the core of the tall ship when it is completed in 2013. Several generous grants and donations have helped keep the ship’s construction and outfitting on track at Senesco Marine in North Kingstown, and two experienced professionals – Captain Richard Bailey, as the ship’s master, and Jessica Wurzbacher, as the Education Director – have been added to the OHPRI staff. OHPRI Chairman Bart Dunbar said the goal is to move the tall ship to Newport for a dedication on July 6, 2013, and continue working toward having the ship Coast Guard inspected, certified and operational for the bicentennial of the Battle of Lake Erie on Sept. 10, 2013. OHPRI’s fundraising efforts are rapidly progressing. An anonymous benefactor has come forward with two levels of challenge grants that either double or increase by 50 percent certain monetary amounts donated toward the OHPRI project, but in order to qualify, they must be donated by year’s end. The ships Education-at-Sea Program will provide an ocean-oriented approach for supporting and enhancing academic achievement in STEAM courses (science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics); leadership development; and career pathway exploration. Salve Regina University is among the first of several interested educational institutions to reserve specific dates for an education-at-sea session. The tall ship is the first full-rigged ship to be built in the U.S. in over 100 years. In the spring, summer and fall months, the ship generally will sail as far north as Nova Scotia and as far south as South Carolina, while in the winter it will be based in Florida and the Bahamas. It has capacity for up to 36 students on overnight trips and up to 85 for day trips, with 13 professional crew aboard and handicap-accessible berths available. Scheduling options range from day sails to overnight, week-long and three-week voyages to full semesters at sea. For more information, visit OHPRI.org.
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THE DELI Fresh Sliced Deli & Salad Sandwiches $5.99 Featuring fine deli meats and cheeses from the Deli’s kitchen Boars Head, Dietz & Watson and imported Meats
1/2 lb piled-high roast beef on a fresh-baked kimmelweck roll with horseradish au jus $6.99
There are many fine restaurants and eateries in the area. We hope this map helps you find one that suits your taste.
The Gorilla Grinder
This 18" monster comes with a pound of your choice of meat and cheeses $12.99
Citterio Prosciutto topped with fresh-sliced tomatoes, fresh buffalo mozzarella, fresh basil and balsamic vinaigrette Italian bread $8.99
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1) Ben’s Chili Dogs, 158 Broadway, Newport 2) Norey’s, 156 Broadway, Newport 3) Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport 4) Salvation Cafe, 140 Broadway, Newport 5) The Deli, 66 Broadway, Newport 6) Pour Judgement, 32 Broadway, Newport 7) Sunnyside Deli, 12 Broadway, Newport 8) Mudville Pub, 8 West Marlborough St., Newport 9) Newport Dinner Train, Depot, 19 America’s Cup Ave. 10) Rhumbline, 62 Bridge St., Newport 11) Brick Alley Pub, 140 Thames St., Newport 12) Busker’s Irish Pub, 178 Thames St., Newport 13) Pier 49, 49 America’s Cup Ave., Newport 14) Fluke Wine Bar & Restaurant, Bowen’s Wharf, Newport 15) Clarke Cooke House, Bannisters Wharf, Newport 16) O’Brien’s Pub, 501 Thames St., Newport 17) Thai Cuisine, 517 Thames St., Newport 18) One Bellevue, Hotel Viking, Newport 19) Genie’s Lounge, 94 William St., Newport 20) La Forge Casino Restaurant, 186 Bellevue Ave., Npt. 21) Canfield House, 5 Memorial Blvd., Newport 22) Atlantic Grille, 91 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown
Newport Grand 150 Admiral Kalbfus Rd., Newport Coddington Brewing Company 210 Coddington Hwy, Middletown International House of Pancakes 159 W. Main Rd., Middletown Mama Leone’s 150 Connell Hwy., Newport Rhea’s Inn & Restaurant 120 West Main Rd., Middletown Bay Voyage Inn & Restaurant 150 Conanicus Ave., Jamestown
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120 West Main Rd., Middletown Open 7 Days 8am-9pm • Restaurant 401.841.5560 • inn 401.841.0808
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“Best Kept Kept Secret Secret in in Town” Town” “Best Relaxed, modern Fireside Dining Breakfast 7 days 8am-1pm th Sunday May 13 - Celebrate Mother’s Day American cuisine Eggs Benedict, Belgian Waffles and more!
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La Forge Casino Restaurant
Fluke is now every night from 5PM (enteropen on Banister’s Wharf)
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Introducing Our New Winter Menu! Weekly Specials To Include Lobster Pot Pie, Fish & Chips, Pork Schnitzel…And More! $5 Bar Menu ~ $4 Draft Beers ~ Parking Available Live Entertainment Friday and Saturday Nights Open Wednesday – Saturday for Dinner Friday and Saturday for lunch. Pier 49 Seafood & Spirits Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina 49 America’s Cup Ave. Newport, RI 847-9000 www.newporthotel.com
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Join us for a Special Menu $12.95 - $16.95 of Irish Foods created by Kinsale, Ireland Dinner for Chefs 2 TwoBuckley Select Entrees From Michael and Nick Violette Our Newport Nights Menu th Fri. & Sat. March 5 6th Plus: Salad and Bottle of& Wine From 5pm Until 9pm For Only $30 DinnertoReservations Suggested Monday Thursday • 4:30 to 9:00
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NATURE Give Thanks with a Walk in Nature
Celebrating Our 32nd Year in Business
By Jack Kelly
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Buddy Roach Trio
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DJ C Gray 10pm til 12:45pm
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NEWPORT’S GASTROPUB BOOK YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY in our private function room 178 Thames St., Newport, RI • 401.846.5856
Thanksgiving weekend is traditionally a time for family walks and shared explorations of the natural world. My family enjoys a holiday walk at Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, where we can reconnect, catch up, and share our mutual love of nature. However, Hurricane Sandy inflicted severe tidal-surge damage to the refuge, undermining shoreline access points and trail areas. Due to safety concerns, the refuge is currently closed. The good news is that, here on Aquidneck Island, we’re fortunate to have other beautiful natural areas to visit. The Norman Bird Sanctuary offers countless opportunities to view a multitude of wild creatures along its seven miles of trails through more than 330 acres of habitats that include forests, fields, saltwater wetlands, freshwater ponds and streams, and a sandy beach. On Sunday, Nov. 25, at 8 a.m., experienced bird watcher and wildlife enthusiast Jay Manning will lead a free, guided birding tour. Participants should dress warmly, wear sensible walking shoes, bring binoculars and meet in the Sanctuary parking lot. Don’t forget to check out the gift shop, which may have just the right holiday gift for nature lovers on your list. One family I know uses the holi-
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day weekend to gather shells, driftwood, sea glass and other offerings of the sea from local beaches. They then fashion their own unique, ocean-themed Christmas ornaments and wreaths. They also take trash bags with them to pick up refuse that has washed up on their beloved seashores. Another great place for a walk is the Aquidneck Land Trust’s Sakonnet Greenway Trail with 10 miles of pedestrian nature trails beginning at the Glen in Portsmouth and culminating at the Wyatt Road soccer complex in Middletown. This trail is a treasure that has to be experienced to be appreciated. Ballard Park Nature Preserve is located on Hazard Road in Newport. This public park offers trails through a forested habitat as well as a former granite quarry. A short trek south on Hazard will bring walkers to the Gooseneck Cove salt marshes. These wetlands are currently hosting a large number of wintering waterfowl such as Hooded Mergansers, Buffleheads, Mallard Ducks, American Black Ducks, and Canada Geese. Brenton Point State Park has a variety of habitats ranging from brushy woods to rocky coastlines. The area hosts wintering songbirds, shorebirds, seabirds, waterfowl, raptors and seals. From late fall through early spring, migratory Harbor Seals and Gray Seals can be
Jack Kelly, a native Newporter, is a wildlife photographer and nature enthusiast who enjoys sharing his experiences with others.
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Mountain Bluebird at Fort Getty. (Photos by Bob Weaver)
observed hauled out on Seal Rock at low tide. Seal Rock is located approximately one mile offshore, due south of the intersection of Ocean Ave. and Harrison Ave. During high tides, these marine mammals are easily seen from shore as they seek fish and frolic in the ocean waves. Fort Getty State Park in Jamestown has been hosting a Mountain Bluebird for the past few weeks. This species usually winters in farm fields and grasslands of the southwestern United States. This bird is about 7.5 inches long with a wingspan of approximately 14 inches. Its winter plumage consists of pale blue-gray in the wings, tail, and body. It hovers above insect prey and takes insects on the wing. Nature discoveries can be made anywhere, including your own backyard. White-winged Crossbills, which are normally found in northern New England and Canada, have recently been spotted in our area. Local birder Matt Grimes found four of these unique birds feeding in the pine trees next to the basketball courts at Braga Park in Newport. This species is about 6.5 inches long with a wingspan of about 10.5 inches and has a vivid rose-pink body with black wings and white wing bars. The Crossbill has a distinctive crossed bill with hooks at the end of both bill parts. The bird inserts its crossed bill between the scales of pine cones and slowly opens them. It feeds mostly in spruce, larch, hemlock and pine trees. It will occasionally eat at feeders, especially in the winter. Whether it’s a walk to burn off Thanksgiving dinner, or a family trek of exploration and discovery, or a solo journey, Newport County has a multitude of peaceful and serene destinations to enjoy.
taurants, and since then he has devoted his time to family, travel, wildlife photography, birding and volunteer work. “My two daughters and three grandchildren live in Florida, and I visit them often,” he says. “While I’m there, I get the chance to do some birding and photography and share that with them.” He has stayed in touch with Rosenberg and has visited him in California, where he photographs West Coast birds onshore and on boat tours. Five times in the last seven years, Weaver has volunteered at the Southwestern Research Station in Chirachua County, Arizona, which abuts the Coronado National Forest. “The station was established in 1955 with a million dollar grant from David Rockefeller and is used by researchers from around the world in the studies of insects
and birds,” Weaver says. “I assist researchers with some of their projects, and I am able to go birding and photograph in that amazing environment.” When he’s not traveling, Weaver often can be found at his beloved Norman Bird Sanctuary, volunteering at the Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, or hiking around other island habitats in search of his next rare bird photograph. Weaver has captured many thousands of images in more than four decades of photography and has amassed a life list of 542 bird species to date. His wildlife photographs have been published or shown in periodicals including Birdwatching Magazine, Bird Observer by the National Audubon Society, and American Birding Association, as well as countless online photo sites. “I enjoy the freedom of being out
in nature – of being able to photograph wild and free creatures – of waiting three hours on a cold day for one picture of a Snowy Owl in flight,” says Weaver. “I recharge my batteries in the natural world. I’ve met a lot good, nice people who have helped me along the way as I still have more to learn about birding and photography.” On preservation of open spaces, Weaver says, “It’s important that people care about the environment. The Aquidneck Land Trust has been able to stop development on environmentally sensitive areas and preserve those regions for the generations to come. It’s important to all of us to have the Norman Bird Sanctuary, Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, and other natural areas that won’t be developed so that these can always be available for those who love nature.”
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Friday, November 23 Billy Goodes – 50 Shows in 50 Days, 8 p.m. Clarke Cooke House – DJ Jackie Henderson, 9 p.m. Middletown VFW – Karaoke, DJ Papa John, 8:30 p.m. Narragansett Café Jamestown – Big Cat Blues, 9:30 p.m. Newport Blues Cafe–Felix Brown, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Triple Threat Blues, 9 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub – Buddy Roach Trio, 10 p.m. One Pelham East – Bruce Jacques Rhumbline –Lois Vaughan, 6:3010 p.m. The Chanler – Annette Sanders, Mike Renzi, Tom Pasquerelli, 6-10 p.m.
Saturday, November 24 Clarke Cooke House – Honky Tonk Knights, 10 p.m. Greenvale Vineyard – Lori Bolombo, Mike Renzi, Dave Zinno, 1-4 p.m. Narragansett Café Jamestown – New York Minute, 9:30 p.m. Newport Blues Cafe–Sugar, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge – The Beat Billies, 9 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub – TBA, 10 p.m. One Pelham East – Brian Scott, 2-6 p.m.; Green Line Inbound, 10 p.m. Rhumbline – Lois Vaughan, 6:3010 p.m.
Sunday, November 25 Clarke Cooke House – Bobby Ferreira, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Fastnet Pub – Traditional Irish Music, 5-9 p.m. Narragansett Cafe Jamestown – Dave Howard, Neal Vitullo & the Vipers, 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.
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Tuesday, November 27 One Pelham East–Stu from Never in Vegas
Wednesday, November 28 Newport Blues Cafe–Felix Brown, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Grand Karaoke, 8 p.m. Noreys – Tumbling Bones, 9 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub – Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. One Pelham East – Chris Gauthier Sardella’s – Dick Lupino, Eric Bloom, Kent Hewitt, 7-9:30 p.m.
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Spinning is a ‘Wheel’ Workout By Jonathan Clancy Have you ever done pushups while riding a bicycle that isn’t going anywhere? If your answer is yes, then the chances are you’ve taken a spinning class. Spinning was created in California in 1989 by South African cyclist Jonathan Goldberg, a.k.a. “Johnny G,” as a way to train for the “Race Across America” (RAAM), a grueling test of endurance in which cyclists race from the West Coast to the East Coast. While training for the RAAM, Goldberg was nearly struck by a car while cycling at night. Returning home to his then-pregnant wife, Goldberg knew he had to find another way to train. The first spinning class premiered in Venice, California in 1992. Since then, spinning has turned into an international group workout phenomenon. Set to fast-paced music, a spinning class blends aspects of bicycle racing with visualization, connecting mind and body. A good spinning instructor is equally as important as a good spinning bicycle. The instructor sets the mood for the class by choosing the music, the mental course, and the lighting for the room. “I like the idea of being in the dark with the music up. It’s like being out at night,” said Bridge To Fitness instructor Grace McCluskey. The Spinner Bike was specifically designed by Goldberg with an adjustable seat, weighted flywheel, and a fixed gear to give the rider the feeling of being on a real road. With the ability to quickly change resistance by turning a knob located on the top of the bike frame, riders can race along a flat road - sitting on the seat with resistance set low - or simulate a climb up a long steep hill by adding tension to the wheel and standing in the pedals. For safety and balance reasons, it’s crucial to get a proper spinning set-up. The seat should be at a height where the rider’s knees have a slight bend at the bottom of the pedal stroke, and the handlebars should be level with the seat. Spinning bikes have pedals with straps that can be tightened around the rider’s shoe, and most have a slot for a bottle of water, which will definitely come in handy. A dry towel draped over the handlebars is also recommended to sop sweat from the rider’s hands and face. One of the greatest things about spinning is that anybody can do it, regardless of their fitness level. The instructor is there to guide riders through the positions and recommended tension settings, but it is up to the individual rider to choose their preferred pedaling rate and resistance. Being in a group setting and seeing others battling out the same situation helps to keep riders motivated. There are three positions riders will find themselves in during a spinning class. First position places riders seated, usually at a low resistance, simulating a flat road. This position is used for rest in between more intense periods, or for sprinting. At second position, the rider pedals from standing, using higher resistance to simulate a steeper grade in the road and increasing the amount of strength used by the rider. The increased pedal tension also helps the rider maintain balance while standing. Third position is reserved for the highest tension settings of the workout, and sees the rider hunched over the
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Katie Munger on a spin bike. (Photo by Jonathan Clancy) handlebars as if reaching the very top of the steepest hills. Music plays a vital role in spinning workouts. During any given song, the instructor will call out one of the three positions to go along with the beat and tempo. At the instructor’s command, riders quickly change from first position to second, then to third, and back to second, to first, and back to third ¬ then, suddenly, they’re doing pushups on the handlebars while riding! All of these movements and knob-turning enhance the visualization, mind, and body connection of spinning. Most spinning classes run between 45 minutes to an hour with varying levels of intensity. The high-octane cardiovascular workout focuses attention on the quadriceps and outer thigh muscles. Instructors can incorporate a core workout by having participants ride while performing various arm movements such as having one arm behind the back, or extending one arm out then reaching behind the body in a pumping motion. Riders can burn an average of ten calories a minute during a spinning class, or 600 calories an hour.
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From Thanksgiving to New Year’s, many holiday recipes call for nuts. Nuts are hardly a forgotten fruit, but many New Englanders don’t realize that we can easily grow the following edible nuts in our Zone 7: almonds, American hazelnuts, Chinese chestnuts, black walnuts, and shagbark hickory nuts. There are many more hybrid varieties available from marvelous nut tree farms in the Northeast and Northwest. Upon the discovery of America, the eastern coast was covered with American chestnut trees. Their nuts were gathered by Indians and New World settlers for food. Chestnut trees were abundant from Northern Maine to Michigan, as well as along the entire Appalachian Trail and as far south as Mississippi. The fruit from these trees was praised in poetry and song. Henry Wadsworth Longfellow mentioned the tree in his epic poem, “The Village Blacksmith:” “Under a spreading chestnut tree, The village smithy stands.” The chestnut was a major food source, helping to keep people healthy and live during the harsh winters. Hundreds of thousands of the trees were planted in town parks and around homesteads before the chestnut blight of the early 1900s struck many down. Botanists sought new specimens of chestnut in Asia, but by doing so, they introduced a blight that wiped out entire forests of the native American chestnut trees. The chestnuts that you see fallen on the sidewalks in the early fall are horse chestnuts or buckeyes, and they are not edible. You can tell the difference between a horse chestnut and an edible chestnut quite easily: The edible chestnut has a pod that looks like a cross between a sea urchin and a porcupine. The “Conker” (English slang for when they conk you on the head as they fall from the tree) has a seedpod that is smooth with spiny lumps. The pod is green and looks like the head of a mace. Buckeyes are poisonous to cattle and can hurt humans. They are loaded with tannic acid. Native Americans tanned leather with the liquid remaining after boiling them. As for nutrient value, edible chestnuts are rich in fat and are nourishing as well. They are the only nuts that contain vitamin C. Today, the chestnuts found in supermarkets for “roasting on an open fire” are Chinese chestnuts, and this is the season when Americans buy them. What is dressing for turkey without chestnuts? How can you eat a roast of venison without a bit of chestnut puree? What is a Coupe de Marron without the Marron? Chestnuts are an essential ingredient to these dishes.
Makes 10 cups or stuffs a 14-pound turkey Ingredients: 3 cups cubed day-old white bread 3 cups cubed day-old cornbread 2 large onions, finely chopped 4 stalks of celery, finely chopped 2 tbsp. powdered sage 1tbsp. thyme leaves 1 tbsp. powdered rosemary leaves 1 stick unsalted butter 1 lb. vacuum-packed whole chestnuts, chopped 1/2 cup finely chopped parsley 1 cup chicken broth Preheat oven to 325° On a cookie sheet covered with foil, arrange the cubes of bread so they do not touch. Toast them, stirring, until they are golden brown on all sides. This will take 10-15 minutes. Transfer them to a large mixing bowl. In a frying pan, melt the butter. Saute the onion and celery until the onion is transparent, then add the pre-cooked chestnuts and all herbs. Continue cooking on medium heat for five minutes. Add the cooked celery, onions, and herbs to the toasted bread cubes; add the cup of chicken broth and fresh parsley. Stir until all ingredients are well mixed. You can prepare this dressing one day in advance. Bake your stuffed turkey for the prescribed amount of time, or bake the stuffing in an oilsprayed casserole dish for 35-40 minutes. The following recipe is a true keeper. Raw nuts of your choice, a dash of cinnamon, a dash of salt, water, and sugar are all you need to make holiday candied nuts. During the winter in major cities around the world, you can smell the brilliant aroma of nuts toasting and sugar boiling. Vendors stand on the corners of Fifth Avenue in front of F.A.O Schwartz and make these treats for children of all ages. Not only can you replicate those sidewalk nuts at home, they are fun to make. The timing is right for holidays and gift-giving. Place some of your home-made candied nuts in a cellophane bag and tie with a twist-tie. Drop off a bag of these goodies to a friend during the holidays for a real treat.
Candied Holiday Nuts
2 cups raw nuts of your choice (favorites are hazelnuts, pecans and peanuts) 1 cup white sugar 1/3 cup water A sprinkle of sea salt Optional: 1/4 teaspoon vanilla, ground cinnamon, or cayenne pepper
In a large ceramic-coated frying pan, place the water, sugar, and nuts. Cook the mixture over medium heat. The sugar will start to crystallize. Constantly stir and move the frying pan in circles over
the heat. At first, the nuts will appear as if they are covered with sand. Add your dash of cinnamon and vanilla at this point. Continue stirring the nuts and tilting the pan back and forth. This all happens within minutes. The sandy-looking sugar on the nuts will start to melt. Wait until the sugar is a golden color, and add your sprinkling of sea salt. Continue cooking until the nuts separate from each other. Turn them out on a foil-lined cookie sheet and allow them to cool. You will be tempted to taste a nut, but they are far too
hot to touch skin. After one hour, the nuts are ready to package. Do not let them stay out uncovered overnight, or the sugar coating will get soggy. They must be at room temperature before they are stored in tins or placed in cellophane bags. Once the nuts are in tins or in bags, they will last a week.
More Homemade Food Gifts
You have just finished Thanksgiving dinner, and your favorite football team just might be playing on television. Now, it’s on to Christmas, Hanukkah, or whichever glorious holiday you celebrate.
This is the time to get your gifts from the garden ready for holiday giving. Nut brittles are oh-so-easy to make, but making salted pecans is the easiest. Or, put a bow and a note on a jar of homemade jam, jelly, relish, or pickles that you put up this past fall. There is something so cozy about this sort of gift. I have a friend who lives on Long Island, and the holidays would not be right if I did not receive my annual jar of her crabapple jelly. Peach jam and spiced apple cake came from the bounty of my orchard this year, and they will be my gifts to a select few. Assortments of dried fruits in boxes or on platters also make great food gifts. You can send a box of fruit to one friend or to a family to be eaten with great delight.
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FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD St Mark Church, Jamestown, will host an Advent Meditation and Harp concert on Thursday, Dec. 6 at 2 p.m. and at 7 p.m. Worldrenowned virtuoso harpist Grace Cloutier will join Rhode Island harpists Margaret Day and Katherine O’Neill for both performances. The event is free and open to the public. A free will offering to benefit St Mark’s women’s groups will be accepted. A reception will follow each performance. 60 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown. For more information, call 423-1421.
Holiday Concert Jamestown Community Chorus Holiday Concert will be held at the Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown on Saturday, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. The program includes Benjamin Britten’s “Ceremony of Carols” with harp accompaniment, traditional Christmas carols, sing-along, and fun songs. Refreshments following the concert. Call Marion Gomez at 8469829 for tickets.
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.
Cantata Lecture and Service Forum on the theology, performance practices and history of Cantatas in Bach’s Germany, followed by J.S. Bach’s Cantata “Nun Komm der Heiden Heiland,” BWV 61, Trinity Church, Queen Anne Square, lecture at 9 a.m., Cantata service at 10 a.m.
Christmas Concert The Boston Boy Choir and Men’s Schola under the direction of its conductor, John Robinson, is the performing arts arm of the Boston Archdiocesan Choir School operated under the auspices of Saint Paul Church in Cambridge, Massachusetts. This world renown choir which has performed with the Boston Symphony at Tanglewood and on PBS will present a Christmas concert in the sanctuary of Saint Joseph’s Church, 5 Mann Ave., Newport Rhode Island on Saturday, December 15th at 7:30 P.M.
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.
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.
November Dine-Out St. Peter’s Lutheran Church will hold their monthly Dine-Out at the Brick Alley Pub on Thursday, Nov. 29 at 6:30 p.m. For more information, call 846-9567.
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Area churches and organizations work together to provide nutritious meals in a caring environment for members of the community. Upcoming meals include:
Thursday, Nov. 22 No Breakfast
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Monday, Nov. 26
7:30 p.m –MLK Center 11:30 p.m.–St. Joseph’s R.C. 5 p.m.–Trinity Church 141 Spring St.
Frances C. Cambra, 83, of Middletown passed away Nov. 12, 2012 at the Grand Islander Nursing Home, Middletown. She was the wife of Bill Lima. Funeral services will be private. Donations in her memory may be made to the Red Cross Disaster Relief for those affected by Hurricane Sandy. Annabelle Lee (Johnson) Coofer, 82, of Newport, passed away Nov. 17, 2012 at the Forest Farm Nursing Home, Middletown. Her funeral will be Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2012 at noon at the Community Baptist Church. Donations in her memory may be made to the Cri-du-Chat Syndrome, 5P Society, Treasurer, PO Box 268, Lakewood, CA 90714-0268.
William Aloysius Dunn, age 88, of Portsmouth, passed away Nov. 18, 2012, at Charlton Memorial Hospital, Fall River, Mass. He was the husband of Margaret (Crosson) Dunn. He served in the U.S. Marine Corps during World War II. Donations in his memory may be made to the James L. Maher Center, P.O. Box 4390, Middletown, RI 02842. Sarah Josephson, 88, formerly of Newport, passed away Nov. 16, 2012 at the Kent Regency Center, Warwick. She was the wife of the late Arthur Josephson, D.D.S.
Complete obituary notices available for a nominal fee. For more information, call 847-7766, ext. 107
Tuesday, Nov. 27
7:30 a.m. –MLK Center 5 p.m.–United Baptist (by St. Lucy’s RC) 30 Spring St.
Wednesday, Nov. 28 7:30 a.m. –MLK Center 5 p.m.–United Baptist (by Jesus Saviour) 30 Spring St.
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Help Combat Medicare Fraud The Rhode Island Department of Human Services, Division of Elderly Affairs (DEA) is seeking volunteers to help stop Medicare fraud by working with the Senior Medicare Patrol (SMP) program. Volunteers educate Medicare beneficiaries, their families, and their caregivers to help them detect and report Medicare and Medicaid fraud. Last year in Rhode Island, there were 40 active SMP volunteers. They worked over 700 hours to resolve nearly 8,000 simple fraud inquiries. One-onone counseling sessions jumped from 53 in 2010 to 1,759 in 2011. “DEA is committed to increasing awareness of Medicare fraud and abuse among Rhode Island beneficiaries,” declared Director Catherine Taylor. “This awareness is the pivotal information that can help them to avoid becoming victims of medical identity fraud, and other scams that are designed to steal their money or assets.” U.S. Health and Human Services Director Kathleen Sebe-
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Camilla Cromwell Anderson, 84, of Newport, passed away Nov. 16, 2012. She was the wife of the late Colonel (Retired) Charles L. Anderson. A gathering of family and friends to celebrate her life will be held at New York Yacht Club, Wellington Avenue, Newport on Friday, Nov. 23 from 3 – 6 p.m. Donations in her memory may be made to Robert Potter League for Animals, P.O. Box 412, Newport, RI 02840.
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lius notes that taxpayers lose more than $60 billion annually to health care fraud. According to the national SMP office, prosecution of health care fraud cases is up 75 percent since 2008. Healthcare fraud may mean that someone charges an individual or their insurance for a service that was never provided or for a service that was different from what was provided. Fraudulent charges often prevent people from getting important health care services that they need. In-person counseling, as well as general education sessions, are available through six RI SMP program partners: United Way/2-1-1 in Rhode Island, TriTown Community Action Agency (401-351-2750); South County Community Action Agency (401789-3016); the East Bay Community Action Program (401-4371000); the West Bay Community Action Program (401-732-4660); and Child and Family Services of Newport County, Inc. (401-8484185).
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Rogers Frosh Reign in Overtime, 26-20 Photo by Michael J. Conley
The Rogers High School freshman football team was crowned Div. II state champs of the Rhode Island Interscholastic League on Saturday, Nov. 17.
For the first time in 15 years, the Rogers High School freshman football team became the Rhode Island Interscholastic League Div. II state champions on Saturday, Nov. 17 after a hard-fought come-from-behind 26-20 overtime victory against the Middletown Islanders. The game was played at Gaudet Field in front of hundreds of cheering fans. After the first quarter of play, the Islanders held a 14-6 lead over the Vikings, then extended their lead to 2014 by the half. The Vikings would not allow the Islanders to score again. A Middletown fumble in the fourth quarter was recovered by Rogers, and a 14-play, 60-yard drive down the field followed. With the end of regular play rapidly approaching, Rogers successfully completed two, third-down conversions and a fourth-and-3 play for ten yards that put Rogers on the Middletown two-yard line. Viking fullback Colin Greenman rushed in the ball for the game-tying touchdown. A 2-point conversion attempt failed, forcing overtime. Middletown had first possession in the overtime period, but failed to score from 10 yards out. Rogers then received the ball on the ten. On third down, Isaac Garcia scored the gamewinning touchdown, scampering in untouched from 3 yards out.
Photo by Louie Walker Photo by Louie Walker
Viking running back Isaac Garcia, #21, holds the ball high after scoring the game-winning touchdown in overtime.
Middletown’s Jayvon Davis breaks a tackle, gaining yardage in the first half.
Rogers High School athletic director Jim Cawley, and coaches of Rogers freshman football team Blair Morgera and Chris Lewia celebrate at the boosters event after their win against Middletown High School. (Photo by Jen Carter)
Registration for Youth Sports The Newport County YMCA is now accepting registration for their youth basketball season, ages 4-15. The season runs from Jan. 12 – March 3. The YMCA will also offer “Parent-and-Me” classes for three year olds. The class will focus on a different sport each week. All games will be played on Saturdays at the YMCA’s gymnasium. Youth rugby will also return on Sundays. Boys and girls ages 8 -11 play at 10 a.m. Boys 12-15 play at 11 a.m. and 12 p.m. for boys 16-19. For more information, visit www.newportymca.org, or contact Josh Anderson, Sports & Outdoor Leadership Center Director, at 847-9200 ext 113. Online registration is available.
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Newport County TV Program Highlights November 22– November 28 THURSDAY – NOVEMBER 22 No programming / Thanksgiving Holiday FRIDAY – NOVEMBER 23 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 12:45 p.m.: Newport School Committee Mtg: 11.13 6 p.m.: Crossed Paths 6:30 p.m.: Newport County In-Focus 7 p.m.: Newport City Council Mtg: 11.14 7:45 p.m.: Newport School Committee Mtg: 11.13 11:30 p.m.: Not For Nothing SATURDAY – NOVEMBER 24 10 a.m.: Crossed Paths 10:30 a.m.: Newport County In-Focus 11 a.m.: Newport City Council Mtg: 11.14 7:45 p.m.: Newport School Committee Mtg: 11.13 6 p.m.: Crossed Paths 6:30 p.m.: Newport County In-Focus 7 p.m.: Rogers High School Jazz Ensemble / Greg Abate 8 p.m.: RI PEG Awards Ceremony- 2012 9:30 p.m.: Middletown Town Council Mtg: 11.19 SUNDAY – NOVEMBER 25 10 a.m.: Crossed Paths 10:30 a.m.: Newport County In-Focus 11 a.m.: Rogers High School Jazz Ensemble / Greg Abate 12 p.m.: RI PEG Awards Ceremony - 2012 1:30 p.m.: Middletown Town Council Mtg: 11.19 6 p.m.: Crossed Paths 6:30 p.m.: Newport County In-Focus 7 p.m.: Portsmouth This Week 7:30 p.m.: Rogers High School Jazz Ensemble / Greg Abate 8 p.m.: RI PEG Awards Ceremony- 2012 MONDAY - NOVEMBER 26 10 a.m.: Crossed Paths 10:30 a.m.: Newport County In-Focus 11 a.m.: Portsmouth This Week 11:30 a.m.: Rogers High School Jazz Ensemble / Greg Abate 5 p.m.: Richard Urban Show 5:30 p.m.: Cowboy Al Karaoke 6 p.m.: Americo Miranda Show 6:30 p.m.: Portsmouth This Week 8 p.m.: RI PEG Awards Ceremony- 2012 TUESDAY – NOVEMBER 27 9 a.m.: Richard Urban Show 9:30 a.m.: Cowboy Al Karaoke 10 a.m.: Americo Miranda Show 10:30 a.m.: Portsmouth This Week 12 p.m.: RI PEG Awards Ceremony- 2012 6 p.m.: Art View 6:30 p.m.: The Millers 7:30 p.m.: Caring For Our Community 10 p.m.: Middletown Town Council Mtg: 11.19 WEDNESDAY – NOVEMBER 28 10 a.m.: Art View 10:30 a.m.: The Millers 11:30 a.m.: Caring For Our Community 2 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 7:30 p.m.: Portsmouth This Week 8 p.m.: Portsmouth Town Council Mtg: 11.26 9 p.m.: Portsmouth School Committee Mtg: 11.27 For more information visit www.NCTV18.blogspot.com call 401-293-0806, or email NCTV@cox.net
WADK Newport Radio1540 AM Morning report starts at 6:30 a.m. in November The Art Berlutti Show 11 a.m. – noon daily Open Forum with Dave Rogers 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. Upcoming Guests with Art Berlutti Wednesday, Nov. 21 – John Brady talks about the 39th Annual Holly Ball on Dec. 1 at the Glen Manor House in Portsmouth Thursday, Nov. 22 – Live coverage of the Annual Thanksgiving Day Football Game between Middletown and Portsmouth High School at 10 a.m.
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