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Vol. 41, No. 1

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By Tom Shevlin

Polar Plunged!

Hundreds of hardy souls started off the new year by braving some rather frigid temperatures for the Newport Polar Bear Club's annual Polar Bear Plunge. Diving into the drink for a good cause, They raised money for A Wish Come True. This year's plunge was dedicated to the memory of John J. Coughlin Jr., a longtime member of the Newport Polar Bears.Money raised during this year’s event went to help Corey, a 12-year-old Bristol boy who was recently diagnosed with bone cancer. See more Polar Plunge photos on page 2. (Photo by Dan McManus)

Historic Religious Bells Lead to Ownership Dispute By Meg O’Neil Court papers filed in New York and Rhode Island last week detail a disagreement about the ownership of a set of historic Torah scroll bells between the nation’s oldest synagogue, Touro Synagogue in Newport, and the country’s first Jewish congregation in New York City. The 18th century silver and gold finial bells called Rimonim were designed by colonial silversmith Myer Myers, and have been on display at the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston since 2010 when the Art of the Americas wing opened. When Touro Synagogue agreed to sell one of its two sets of bells to the museum for $7.4 million in June, leaders of Congregation Shearith Israel in New York City opposed, claiming they were the true owners of not only the bells, but also all properties associated with Touro Synagogue. “The sale of the bells would secure the future of the Synagogue,” said Bea Ross, co-president of Congregation Jeshuat Israel at Touro Synagogue. “It would make sure all the buildings and grounds are maintained, that it will always be open for services with a rabbi in residence, all while the bells are displayed in a world class museum as part of the arts and culture of America.” The New York group claims that the congregation in New-

port failed to “seek or obtain the approval and consent of Shearith Israel” in regard to selling the bells to the Museum of Fine Arts. It also called Touro’s strategy to ensure its future “unrealistic, illogical, and inappropriate.” The history between the two congregations dates back to the mid-1600s. Congregation Shearith Israel was established in 1654 by Spanish and Portuguese Jewish families who were forced out of Brazil by the Spanish Inquisition, making it the first and oldest Hebrew congregation in the United States. Four years later, in 1658, a group of roughly 15 Jewish families left Barbados and settled in Newport seeking religious freedom. Touro Synagogue was completed and consecrated in 1763 and known as Congregation Yeshuat Israel. However, the use of the synagogue was short-lived. During the British occupation of Newport during the Revolutionary War, nearly all of the merchant ships owned by the city's Jewish merchant families were seized, leaving the families’ livelihoods ruined. Although the majority of Jewish families who left Newport during the war ultimately returned, they never regained their pre-war prosperity, prompting many to uproot yet again. Most families headed to New York and Boston.

The 14 elected members of the city's School Committee and City Council took the oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony held Wednesday, Jan. 3. Second-term councilor Henry F. Winthrop was formally elected mayor while Councilor Naomi Neville was chosen as vice-chair. On the school side, longtime School Committee member Dr. Charlie Shoemaker was elected chairman, and Jo Eva Gaines was voted in as vicechair. Taking the oath for the first time were First Ward Councilor Marco T. Camacho and Councilor At-Large Michael T. Farley. Both were beaming during the ceremony, which was held on the

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New Lease Proposed for Armory By Tom Shevlin

From left: Past presidents of Touro Synagogue Laura Pedrick, David Bazarsky, and current co-president Bea Ross. Ownership of the synagogue and its items are being disputed in court. Inset: The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston is offering Touro Synagogue $7.4 million for a pair of colonial era gold and silver finial bells, called rimonim. (Photos by Meg O’Neil)

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The Armory Antiques Center could get a new lease on life if City Council members vote to approve a proposed lease agreement next Wednesday. Appearing on the council's Jan. 9 docket is a request by the city manager to authorize staff to negotiate a lease agreement with CHT, LLC for the leasing and management of the first and second floors of the Armory. The proposed use would be as an antique center on the main floor, and offices on the second floor. Terms of the agreement include an initial span of three years, at a per annum rent of $60,000, or $5,000 per month. It's a similar agreement to one that was rejected last year by the former property managers. Owned by the City of Newport, the Lower Thames Street Armory Building was neglected for decades before finally undergoing significant upgrades over the past two years. In recent years, the building housed an antiques center in the main drill hall. As City Manager Jane Howington noted in a memo to councilors, the center has been managed by various entities, the latest being

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Post-Christmas Storm Pummels Drive By Tom Shevlin Superstorm Sandy is long gone, but its effects are still being felt along Ocean Drive, where a large section of roadway was torn away into the sea following a strong winter storm Dec. 26 and 27. The damaged area, where Harrison meets Ocean Avenue, had been undergoing emergency seawall repairs after Sandy caused extensive damage to the aging concrete buffer in October. A section to the southwest that is also being repaired was not damaged in last week's storm, but when crews arrived on scene on Thursday, Dec. 27, they saw a gaping hole where the eastern half of the road should have been. According to Newport Public Services Director William Riccio, the state Department of Transportation, which is overseeing the Ocean Drive project, has been updating the city on progress there, but it was unclear at press time how much the additional repairs will cost. State and federal funds are being used for the project. Riccio is also following up on efforts to repair the Cliff Walk, where Sandy wreaked havoc on some of the scenic path's more exposed points. While a firm estimate has not been given, it's expected that the

Walk could cost millions to repair. Newport saw its first significant snowfall of the season on Saturday, Dec. 29 and Sunday, Dec. 30. Riccio said that no problems were reported in that storm, but he reminded residents and business owners to keep sidewalks in front of their properties clear of snow and ice. (Photos by Tom Shevlin)

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COUNCIL CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 campus of Salve Regina University. Farley, an attorney, had previously run twice for council – narrowly losing in both 2002 and 2010. But the third time proved the charm, as Farley beat out political newcomer Don Boucher for the fourth and final city-wide seat. Rounding out the council's AtLarge representation is JeanneMarie Napolitano, while Justin S. McLaughlin was sworn in for another term representing the Second Ward, and Kathryn E. Leonard was likewise sworn in to the Third Ward seat. On the School Committee, seven ran for seven seats, with only former school administrator Robert B. Power the only new face. He joins Shoemaker, Gaines, Rebecca Bolan, Sandra Flowers, Robert Leary, and Thomas Phelan. After presenting their credentials to City Clerk Kathy Silvia, each of the elect was sworn in by Rep. David N. Cicilline, (D-RI) who travelled to Newport from Washington, D.C. for the evening ceremony. After being sworn in, each representative had the chance to make some brief remarks. For Jo Eva Gaines, who was first elected to the committee 12 years ago, she proclaimed that she was happy to be, "Still going." "We have solved a lot of the problems we had 12 years ago," she said. "We've come a long way, we still have a long way to go, but we're getting there." As for Shoemaker, he took time to thank all those who made the Pell School project possible before using his address to talk about the city's drop-out rates and math programs. Handing Winthrop five one-dollar bills "as a taxpayer," he quickly took them back "as a school committee member," held the cash up to the audience, and proceeded to tear one of the bills in half. That bill, he said – 20 percent of the five dollars he handed to Winthrop – represented the percentage of students who drop out of the city's school system before graduation. And with the Pell School nearing completion and the city's teacher union contracts in hand, Shoemaker declared, "We have cleared the

Dynamic speakers reveal new landscapes in some of today’s most exciting fields. SaturdayS @ 2 pm January 5 - Darrell West The New Political Landscape January 12 - Robert Thorson Nature’s Force to Artist’s Brush: The Science and Art of Hanging Rock L to R: Marco Camacho, Jeanne Marie Napolitano, Justin McLaughlin, Henry Winthrop, Naomi Neville, Michael Farley, and Kathryn Leonard. (Photo by Tom Shevlin) decks." Now, he said, "we can focus on our primary mission: educating our children." When it came time for the inaugurated members of the City Council to make their remarks, most were reserved for expressions of gratitude to friends and family, and in the case of First Ward Councilor Marco Camacho, himself a 1995 graduate of Rogers High School, a special 'Thank You' to the members of the School Committee. McLaughlin also offered an array of thanks. After singling out his wife and family, he also thanked his former Second Ward challenger Michael Farley for running At-Large this year. He also cited a need to continue investing in education, improving communication from City Hall, and to "realistically confront the cost of public safety." Leonard offered a broader view of her role on the council. "We live in a beautiful place, a wonderful community," she said, "and to me, it's our moral and fiscal responsibility as councilors to protect the city" to ensure that it remains an attractive place to live. Farley thanked his family for supporting him throughout the campaign, saying simply, "I hope that I can prove worthy of the trust that I've been given." Napolitano, the longest-serving member of the council, offered a bit of advice to her two new colleagues, reflecting that, while "poli-

tics, at times, can be difficult," it is also very rewarding. Neville, the new vice-mayor, sounded an upbeat note. "I strongly believe that the new council can work productively together," she said. "Though we might approach problems from different angles, or different points of view, we are always striving toward the same goal: making Newport the most livable city." Winthrop agreed. 'We've accomplished a lot of things over the last two years," he said. Looking ahead, Winthrop pointed to the reconstruction of Broadway, the establishment of a North End redevelopment committee, the hiring of an economic development director, and the opening of the new Pell School as among the highlights of the upcoming two years. In other appointments, Gregory Fater was sworn-in as the city's Probate Judge; J. Russell Jackson was appointed to another term as Municipal Court Judge; and Joseph J. Nicholson, Jr. and was appointed to serve as City Solicitor, with Christopher Behan and Girard Galvin named assistant City Solicitors. As a final note, in addition to a number of former council and school committee members, the audience were four former mayors: Stephen C. Waluk, John Trifeiro, David Roderick, and Paul Gaines.

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ARMORY CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation (RILF). "Recently the RILF informed the City they would like to transition out of the antique center management to more fully focus on their main mission," she wrote. "As a result, the City issued a request for proposals for the management of the antique center. Three proposals were submitted. All three responders were qualified to operate the center as per the RFP specifications and provided all required documentation. The proposed lease terms of CHT, LLC were most advantageous to the City." If approved, CHT, LLC would be created as a new entity with a management team comprised of

Anthony Zaloumis, the longtime proprietor of the former Newport County Antiques and Consignments in Portsmouth; current Armory antiques dealer Cynthia Lee, and Hammish Gunn of Middletown's Finer Consigner. If approved, in addition to the required $5,000 monthly rent, the managers will be required to provide the city with 2.5 percent of all gross sales above $300,000, assume responsibility for all utilities on the two upper floors, and would be required to sublease an office space to the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation at a rate not to exceed $700 per month.

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Newport Hospitality Stars The Rhode Island Hospitality Association (RIHA) recently honored several Newport hospitality professionals at its “Stars of the Industry” Annual Meeting and Awards Ceremony at the Rhode Island Convention Center. The Stars of the Industry Awards recognize the outstanding achievements of members of the hospitality, foodservice and tourism industries. Award recipients were chosen not only for their dedication and contributions to their careers, but for their involvement in their local communities. “It is with great honor that I congratulate this year’s Stars of the Industry winners for all their incredible accomplishments,” said Dale J. Venturini, RIHA president. “With more than 63,000 Rhode Islanders working in the hospitality industry, it is important to take the time to recognize all of their hard work. It is with their dedication that the hospitality industry continues to be a

cornerstone of the state’s economy.” Newport's Stars of the Industry are: J. Daniel Knerr, of The Black Pearl, Chef of the Year; The Hyatt Regency, Green Certification award; Kathryn Farrington, vicepresident of marketing at Discover Newport, Hospitality Ambassador of the Year; Philip Pelletier, director of special events at the Preservation Society of Newport County, Hospitality Ambassador of the Year; Mark Gervais, general manager at the Hotel Viking, Man of the Year; Eric Lyons, front desk agent and lead concierge at the Hotel Viking, Hotel Employee of the Year; Federico Luzzi, food and beverage operations manager at the Hotel Viking, Hotel Employee of the Year; Kevin Wise, night auditor at the Hotel Viking, Hotel Employee of the Year; and Déja Hart, program manager at Newport Hospitality, Tourism Employee of the Year.

Portsmouth Band Call for Entries: Heads to Washington Photography Show Over the winter vacation, Portsmouth High School Band Director Ted Rausch received word that the marching band and color guard had been selected by the Presidential Inauguration Committee to represent Rhode Island at President Obama’s inauguration parade on Monday, Jan. 21 in Washington DC. Rausch said the band will perform “American Pride,” a medley of patriotic music. The band is seeking financial support to help pay for transportation, food and lodging for the trip. If interested in donating, contact Rausch at PHSbandmusic@gmail. com.

Watch Downton at the Pickens Fans of the BBC Show Downton Abbey would do well to visit the Jane Pickens this Sunday, Jan. 6 as the theater hosts a special showing of the series' season three premier ecomplete with British dessert tasting. The show, which follows the saga of the fictional aristocratic Crawley family and their servants, starts at 9 p.m. Refreshments, including beer and wine will be available before showtime. Tickets can be purchased in advance on the theater's website, at

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Your photographic works of art are wanted for a new, open juried show in Jamestown's Town Hall Gallery. The show, sponsored by the Conanicut Island Art Association welcomes all types of photographs, including alternative processes, digital prints, traditional prints and experimental work. Cash awards will be given to first, second, and third place winners. Pieces may be dropped off on Thursday, Jan. 10, at Jamestown Town Hall at 93 Narragansett Ave., between 1 and 4 p.m. The Opening Reception will be held there on Thursday, Jan. 17, from 5- 7 p.m. Participants may enter up to three works. Cost of the first entry is free for Conanicut Island Art Association (CIAA) members,and $15 for non-members. Cost for additional entries is $5.00 each. Entrants are welcome to join the CIAA. Individual memberships are$30 for a year. Works submitted for exhibit must be securely framed and wired, and ready to hang. No clip-on frames, ring hooks, or tooth hangers will be accepted. No work, including diptychs and triptychs, may exceed 48" X 48" or weigh more than 20 pounds. Diptychs and triptychs are defined as connected or separated works sold as one piece. Work must remain hanging through the duration of the show, and picked up on Thursday, April 11, between 1 – 4 p.m.

Real Estate Firm Raises $16,000 for Shelter The Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage offices in Rhode Island in conjunction with Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares, the company’s charitable arm, raised $16,400 to benefit Crossroads Rhode Island during the 12th Spirit of Home Awards Celebration held at the Providence Art Club. “The sales associates and employees at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage are honored to continue our support of Crossroads Rhode Island. Every year, we work hard to put together this important fundraiser. We hope this donation will help Crossroads Rhode Island provide comfort to the growing number of homeless individuals and families who are struggling to pay for food, housing and other basic necessities,” said Pat Villani, president of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in New England. Crossroads Rhode Island is the largest homeless services organization in the state, providing emergency shelter, food, supportive housing, case management, educational programs and vocational services for homeless individuals and families. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares’ primary purpose is to provide financial assistance to housing-related causes in the communities where Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage New England has a presence. Since its inception, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares has donated millions of funds to hundreds of nonprofit organizations. Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Cares is the New England chapter of The Realogy Foundation.

Puerini's Last Bow Newport lost one of its mainstays last week as Puerini's Italian restaurant closed its doors for the final time. The restaurant, which became an institution for its BYOB nights and bright, traditional take on Italian cuisine, had been on the market for several months. Open for more than 30 years, the restaurant was a true family affair, and had a knack for making patrons feel like they were part of the family as well. Late last month, the building was sold for $850,000 to LD Properties, LLC, a corporation formed by Joann Carlson-Klein, formerly at 22 Bowen's where she oversaw the dining room. Word is that the new owners are planning a refresh for the building before re-opening under a new concept.

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For What It’s Worth Mr. Santi: Please find enclosed a photo of a glass and brass hall lantern. It used a single candle. It doesn’t throw much light but it looks like a moon when we do. We use it in an upstairs hall. It came with our home which we purchased in the 1980s. How old is it and what is it worth? Your hall lantern dates from the 1880s and originally had a kerosene font so that it would have thrown much more light. If working properly, the font holder at the base should pull down revealing the location for the font. When pulled down, it would have been easier to fill with kerosene, as well as easier to light and extinguish the flame. If all is there and in good condition, your lantern should be worth around $500. – 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: or 152 Spring St., Newport

Children's Theatre Presents The Newport Children's Theatre will be presenting their production of "The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe" based on the classic story by C.S. Lewis. Directed by Linda J. Vars, performances are scheduled to run Jan. 11 - 13 at Portsmouth Middle School's Little Theater on Jepson Lane in Portsmouth. Tickets are available at the door, $10 for adults, $8 for seniors, and $6 for children under 12. More information can be found at, or on Facebook at NewportChildrensTheatre. Performances are as follows: Friday, Jan. 11 at 7 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 12, 2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 13 at 4 p.m.

Shape Up RI! If losing weight and getting into shape happens to be on your list of New Year's resolutions this year, then Shape Up Rhode Island wants to hear from you. The popular 12-week program, which provides participants with an online and offline support system to help achieve their goals, has made some changes for 2013. Chief among them: the program is going year-round, and has built a system that not only empowers teams to get healthy, but individuals as well. In the coming weeks, the Providence-based non-profit will begin rolling out an improved website and fitnesses offerings to help those looking to make their resolutions into a sustainable lifestyle shift. So, if you're tired of failing at your New Year's resolution, head over towww.members.shapeupri. org and sign up. The first competition of the year begins on Monday, Feb. 4.

Storm Relief for Elders Child & Family is partnering with the Newport Police Department and Newport Fire Department to ensure that elders, ages 60 and over, are shoveled out after snowstorms. Gerald LePage, Information and Referral Specialist for Child & Family’s Elder Services Program, will be compiling a list of senior citizens who reside alone within the City of Newport, and need to have their sidewalks shoveled for emergency access. The list will be shared with Newport Police Officers and Firefighters who volunteer their time and effort when available. Child & Family Elder Service’s Program staff will also provide salt packages for sidewalk de-icing to enhance home safety. Elderly residents in Newport in need of assistance, and individuals that are aware of Elderly Newport residents in need of this service should contact Gerald LePage at 401-848-4185 to ensure scheduling for future snowstorms.

Kick the Habit Session People who smoke and want to quit are invited to a free information session at Newport Hospital about services to stop smoking on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 5 p.m. This program is conducted by certified, bilingual tobacco treatment specialists. During the program, your smoking history will be assessed to determine a treatment plan, you will have individual or group sessions appropriate to your stage in the quitting process, and you will receive a recommendation for nicotine replacement (patch, lozenge or gum). This event is free and open to all. Please call 845-1548 for more information or to register.

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Newport Police Log During the period from Monday, Dec. 24 to Thursday, Jan. 3, the Newport Police Department responded to 627 calls. Of those, 169 were motor vehicle related; there were 150 motor vehicle violations issued and 19 accidents. The police also responded to 8 incidents of vandalism, 6 noise complaints, 18 animal complaints, and 48 home/business alarm calls. Officers conducted 9 school security checks (3-Triplett, 2-Coggeshall, 2-Cranston Calvert, 1-Rogers, 1-MLK Center). They transported 8 prisoners, provided escort for 5 funerals and recorded 2 instances of assisting other agencies and 6 instances of assisting other police departments and 2 private tows were recorded. In addition, 27 arrests were made for the following violations: n  Seven arrests were made for simple assault. n  Three arrests were made for outstanding warrants. n  Three arrests were made for vandalism. n  Three arrests were made for driving with a revoked or suspended license. n  Two arrests were made for disorderly conduct. n  Two arrests were made for possession of narcotics. n  Two arrests were made for violation of no-contact orders. n  One arrest was made for breaking & entering. n  One arrest was made for underage drinking. n  One arrest was made for driving with an expired license. n  One arrest was made for a weapon violation. n  One arrest was made for disorderly threats/intimidation.

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During the period from Monday, Dec. 24 through Sunday, Dec. 30 the Newport Fire Department responded to a total of 149 calls. Of those, 72 were emergency medical calls, resulting in 57 patients being transported to the hospital. Additionally, 5 patients refused aid upon EMS arrival and 1 patient was treated on-scene. Fire apparatus was used for 149 responses: • Station 1 – Headquarters/Rescue 1 responded to 57 calls • Station 1 – Engine #1 and #3 responded to 58 calls • Station 2 – Old Fort Road Rescue 2 responded to 23 calls • Station 2 – Old Fort Road Engine 2 responded to 9 calls • Station 5 – Touro St./Engine 5 responded to 38 calls. Specific situations fire apparatus was used for include: 1–Cooking fire, confined to container 1–Clothes dryer fire – commercial 3–Electrical wiring/equipment problem 1–Water evacuation 5–Assist public calls 1–Motor vehicle accidents 11–Fire alarm system sounding – no fire 17–Fire alarm sounding due to malfunction In the category of fire prevention, the department performed 6 smoke alarm inspections for house sale, 10 life safety inspections, and provided 2 fire system plan reviews. Fire Prevention Message: Christmas tree disposal- It is time to get rid of the tree when it begins dropping needles. Dried-out Christmas trees are a fire danger and should not be left in the home or garage, or placed outside against the home. The Newport Department of Public Services' Clean City Program will be providing curbside collection of Christmas trees for residents during the week of January 14th (along with yard waste). —Information provided by FM Wayne Clark, ADSFM

The James L. Maher Center is happy to announce that Dr. Barry Zeltzer has assumed the position of Chief Executive Director. The appointment, which was effective Nov. 13, came after a nationwide search. Zeltzer comes to the Maher Center with a strong, well-diversified background in health care, behavioral health and disabilities administration. A clinical gerontologist and licensed nursing home and assisted living administrator, he was most recently the Executive Director of New England Homes for the Deaf, where he oversaw a full-continuum residential campus, including all of the deaf senior citizen centers throughout Massachusetts. There, Zeltzer developed the Helen Keller Resource Library for Deaf and Deaf-Blind. Prior to that, he served as executive director of The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Senior Living Residence, located on the grounds of the Tampa JCC/ Jewish Federation campus. Zeltzer's vision for the future includes developing the James L. Maher Center into a national model, with specialties in memory loss and aging by fostering relationships with organizations, universities and hospitals.

Time Running Out to Seek Sandy Disaster Help IYRS to Host Time is running out for anyone hit with losses from Hurricane San- Open House dy to seek state-federal disaster recovery assistance. The deadline to register with the Federal Emergency Management Agency is Monday, Jan. 14. Register online at or via smartphone at or by calling toll-free 800-621-FEMA (3362). The phone line is open from 8 a.m. -10 p.m. Rhode Islanders with questions about federal disaster assistance or their registration may call 800-6213362 and select the "help" option. The deadline to apply for a Small Business Association loan is Tuesday, Jan.15. SBA disaster loan information and application forms may be obtained by calling the SBA's Customer Service Center at 800-6592955 Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. or by sending an e-mail to Applications can also be downloaded or completed on-line at https://disasterloan.sba. gov/ela/.

Individuals interested in pursuing new career tracks at IYRS will have a chance to step inside the school’s workshops during two January Open Houses. These two events will give career seekers an opportunity to meet with IYRS staff, observe students at work, and review the school’s programs before applying for spring or fall 2013 admission. The first session will be held on Tuesday afternoon, Jan. 8, at the school’s Newport campus at 449 Thames St. Doors to Restoration Hall will be open from 4 - 6:30 p.m. Then, on Wednesday afternoon, Jan. 16, the IYRS lab and workshop at the school’s Bristol facility at 253 Franklin St. will be open from 4 6:30 p.m. The Newport campus is home to the school's traditional wooden boat restoration program, while the Bristol facility is home to its Marine Systems and Composites Technology programs. For more information, visit www. or contact Admissions Team Leader Holly Ashton at 401848-5777, ext. 216 or hashton@iyrs. org

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General Assembly Begins 2013 Session The General Assembly officially opened its 2013 session on Tuesday, Jan. 1 with all of the usual pomp and circumstance one might expect from such gatherings. As it happens, Newport was well represented in the day's ceremonies, with Sen. M. Teresa Paiva-Weed and Rep. Peter Martin both playing prominent roles in their respective chambers. In the Senate, Paiva-Weed, who represents Newport and Jamestown, was once again elected to serve as the upper chamber's president, a post she's held since 2009, while Martin, holding the title of the "senior representative from Newport," was called on to open the House session. The distinction of being the "senior representative from Newport" is a hat-tip to the prominent role Newport played during Rhode Island's early years, and can be found in Article 7 of the state constitution. Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis administered the oath of office to the 75 House members and 38 Senators, including two freshman representatives from

Aquidneck Island: Newport Rep. Marvin Abney, who won the District 73 seat vacated by Rep. J. Russell Jackson, and Rep. Linda Finn (D-District 72). House Speaker Gordon Fox was sworn in by Rhode Island Superior Court Presiding Justice Alice B. Gibney, while PaivaWeed was sworn in by District Court Judge Colleen M. Hastings, a close friend and one-time State House legal adviser. Also helping kick things off properly was an honor guard from the Newport Artillery Company. Looking ahead, the General Assembly leadership pledged an intense focus on economic development. Among the issues likely to be debated are proposals to revise the corporate tax rate, restructure the Economic Development Corporation, and even a Republican proposal to eliminate the state sales tax. Marriage equality is also likely to be a priority at the Statehouse, where both Fox and Paiva-Weed have signaled their willingness to bring to a vote a proposal to legalize same-sex marriage.

Head Named 'One to Watch' Celebrate Innovation newportFILM Online news portal has named newportFILM Executive Director Terri Conners as one of their 13 people to watch in 2013. in Jamestown The Jamestown Art Center will be celebrating the opening of their 2013 Design Expo on Thursday, Jan. 10 from 5:30-8:30 p.m. Celebrating local innovators from the world of art, technology, and design, the group is inviting all to learn from and be inspired by some of our brightest local innovators. The event, which runs through Feb. 7, will feature works by DWRI Letterpress, Estes Twombly Architects, Ezra Smith Design, Focal Upright Furniture, groundSwell Designs, I STILL LOVE YOU NYC, and others. Opening night will feature short presentations by Martin Keen of Focal Upright Furniture, Dino Kazvikis of Ximedica, and others yet to be announced. Gallery hours for the remainder of the show will be held Wednesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. The Jamestown Art Center is located at 18 Valley St. in Jamestown, just across from the library. The 2013 Design Expo was made possible through a generous grant from the Van Beuren Foundation. More information on their programs and upcoming events can be found online at www.JamestownArtCenter. org.

"Building on the artistic vision of newportFILM's founder Andrea Van Beuren, who founded the the organization in 2010, Conners brings the entrepreneurial can-do and deep experience in the marketing, development and management of film festivals and special events that are propelling newportFILM into a destination series of events that both attract visitors and serve the local community," the site proclaimed. Indeed, Conners and her team are already busy preparing for what's shaping up to be a stellar 2013, with more outdoor screenings planned for the summer, and mini-fests over the winter. Kicking things off in the new year will be a special Valentine's Day screening of Love, Marilyn, a critically acclaimed documentary about Marilyn Monroe at the Jane Pickens. The group is also gearing up for their second annual For the Love of Film winter fund-raiser on Saturday, Feb. 9 at Christie's restaurant.

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EDITORIAL Off to a Wintry Start


he water temperature recorded Thursday morning at NOAA's Goat Island buoy station dipped to 38.7 degrees. Outside, the air temperature was just 17 above zero, with a steady wind out of the northwest making it feel all the more arctic. If you haven't noticed, winter in Newport has finally arrived. Lending to the spirit was the Island's first recordable snowfall, which has a way of bringing out the child in all of us. It was nice to see on Thursday a positive note struck as the city's new council and school committee were sworn in to office. Congressman David Cicilline, fresh off a vote to avert the so-called fiscal cliff, spoke of the importance of our civil transition of power. If only that tradition of civility could be sewn like a thread throughout our political calendar. Here in Newport, the Alliance for a Livable Newport has been doing its part to foster a spirit of open and respectful debate for going on 10 years. If you haven't become involved with the organization yet, perhaps the new year is a good time to start. Looking ahead over the next two years, there are plenty of reasons for optimism. With the Pell School rapidly taking shape on Dexter Street, the majority of our youngest students will soon be treated to a facility that matches the quality of the education they are receiving. And while it's likely that an overflow of students will need to be accommodated through temporary classrooms due to higher than expected enrollment figures, we expect the administration to take great care in ensuring a productive learning environment. As for our City Council, they have their work cut out for them, but as we wrote this time two years ago, one gets the feeling that the city is on the right track. Last week, we suggested volunteering as a worthwhile New Year's resolution. It remains a good idea. The James L. Maher Center has a new executive director. It's with a warm appreciation that we offer a hearty welcome to Dr. Barry Zeltzer. We understand Dr. Zeltzer's vision for the future includes transforming the Maher Center into a national model, with specialties in memory loss and aging. We wish him the best. Last week marked the end of an era with the closing of Italian mainstay and true Newport original, Puerini's on Memorial Boulevard. Oh, how we'll miss their sauce, and their oh-so-very saucy BYOB nights. We hope the new owners have the same long success with their new offering as did the last. Speaking of new offerings, have you tried the new Wharf Pub yet down on Bowen's Wharf? Comfort food at its best. Which brings us back to the cold. No matter how low the thermometer dips, let's remember these words often attributed to Mark Twain, who had a way of reminding us of certain truths. "The coldest winter I ever spent, was a summer in San Francisco." Winter in Newport is winter as it should be. Be sure to bundle up and maybe we'll see you down at the rink.

Alliance Seeks Opinions To the Editor: Meg O’Neil’s article “Online Survey Solicits Residents’ Opinions” (December 28) provides a fine introduction to Alliance for a Livable Newport’s “3 questions, 3 minutes” survey for Newporters. ALN wants this monthly survey to persuade the Newport community that it can voice its opinions in a civilized and important way. We are a diverse city and have avoided the hyper partisan trap of some communities that gather in a comfortable bubble of agreement. The response to ALN’s first survey was terrific! Results are

available at To participate in the next survey, visit the ALN website at and subscribe to our email list or visit newportalliance. We encourage people to submit ideas for questions to Ideas should address issues of broad interest to the city of Newport. Isabel Griffith President, Alliance for a Livable Newport

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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Give Homeowners a Brick Sidewalk Option This letter was addressed to members of the City Council and was due to be taken up at their Wednesday, Jan. 9 meeting. To Mayor Harry Winthrop and the Newport City Council: It has come to the attention of the Board of Directors of The Historic Hill Association that during the process of sidewalk replacement in the Hill area, there should be an opportunity to the abutter: brick sidewalk replacement instead of concrete. When John Street was restored a few years ago, property owners were offered that option (at the property owners' expense) and several homeowners took advantage of that option. Brick sidewalks enhance the streetscape of our historic neighborhood and the City should formalize that option when sidewalks are to be replaced. Our conversa-

Some Support Bridge Tolls To the Editor: Sen. Teresa Paiva-Weed does not support putting pay tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge even though people say that she is for putting tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge. She said this on a TV debate before the election with Mr. Cook and this in the newspapers two days in a row. I am a supporter of putting pay tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge and you people in Portsmouth and Tiverton are too late. They will not change their minds it is set to go in July 2013 and you will start paying your fair share. A lot of my friends also support pay tolls on the Sakonnet River Bridge. Joe Tremblay Newport

tions with property owners who have had new concrete sidewalks installed abutting their property indicate that if offered the choice between brick and concrete, many would have chosen brick even if they had to pay for it. We ask that the city formalize a process in which property owners would automatically be offered a choice between brick and concrete. This process would need to be done in a timely manner for the city and the property owner. During sidewalk replacement, the City must remove the old sidewalk prior to a new surface. A standard cost per square foot for brick would be known up front for the project and future projects. The City would need to establish the issue of liability between brick and concrete and reach some accommodation suitable to both parties: the City and the homeowner.

Major historic tourist destination streetscapes showcase brick sidewalks. Martha's Vineyard, Massachusetts; Charleston, South Carolina; Savannah, Georgia; even downtown New Bedford's historic district display brick sidewalks and cobblestone streets. Knowing that the city budget at this time does not allow brick to replace concrete, offering that option to those residents who care deeply about their property and neighborhood will benefit all. We recommend that this proposal include all Historic Districts in Newport and ask for a workshop on this proposal. Federico Santi, Newport Board Member, Historic Hill Association

End-of-Driveway Parking This letter was addressed to the City Council and has been referred to the city's traffic commission for a formal review. As we know, street parking is a problem in many parts of the City on weekends and during the summer season. I have suggested a simple rule change that could help. The proposal: Let's consider legalizing parking in front of one's own driveway/garage. This would not, of course, permit blocking a sidewalk or violating any other restriction. Implementation: The vehicle would have to display their Guest Parking pass,which shows their address on it, so the summer parking patrols could easily verify eligibility. Advantages: For residents (and their guests), it is a way to solve the problem of arriving home to find that restaurant or bar patrons have

taken all the spaces. For the restaurant/bar patrons, it frees up more available parking places. Of course, this is voluntary for residents and it is their responsibility to coordinate their needs when they are blocking their second car. So far, I haven't been able to think of a downside, except someone mentioned to me their concern that the ticket patrols could not be relied on to pay proper attention to it, But considering our unemployment level, it seems that we could easily find more attentive people if necessary. (The police don't pay attention to driveways. As it is now, when the police are called by someone whose driveway is blocked, they look up the owner from the license plate and try to contact them before they order a tow.) Benjamin Riggs, Jr. Newport

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TOURO CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 By 1822, with virtually no Jewish families left in Newport, the congregation shut the doors to the synagogue. According to the court documents: “After 1822, the Synagogue, cemetery, and ritual items of Yeshuat Israel were left in the care of Stephen Gould [a Quaker], who took care of the property for several years. Thereafter, ownership of the Synagogue and real and personal property, including the Rimonim, were conveyed to Shearith Israel.” For the next 60 years, the Synagogue was used only occasionally for funerals. If any repair work was needed on the Synagogue, Gould sought permission from Shearith Israel. With a resurgent Jewish population in Newport in the late 1800s, Touro Synagogue was reopened for regular services and was reconsecrated in May 1883, this time renamed congregation Jeshuat Israel. When it re-opened, Torah scrolls and their bells were returned to Newport from New York. A struggle for control of the Synagogue in the early 1900s was settled in 1903. In the agreement, Shearith Israel would lease Touro Synagogue to the Newport con-

gregation for $1 year. In 1946, Touro Synagogue was designated a National Historic site. According to the current suit, under an agreement between the U.S. Government, Shearith Israel, and Jeshuat Israel, the owner of the Synagogue was confirmed to be Shearith Israel. Today, the Synagogue in Newport has an active congregation of over 100 families, in addition to being open for guided tours. The New York congregation plays little role in its day-to-day operation. That point is made clear in Jeshuat Israel's response to the initial suit. “Since 1946, the New York congregation and its board of trustees has done virtually nothing to carry out its duties and responsibilities as trustees," they write, noting that the New York congregation did not contribute to the $3 million renovation to Touro Synagogue in 2006 – a tab that Touro picked up itself. Nor did it play a role in the 2009 construction of a $14 million visitor center that was added to the property by former Ambassador John L. Loeb, Jr. The court documents reveal that Shearith Israel wants to see “Jeshuat Israel … removed as a lessee of

Touro Synagogue and related real property, and as lessee of all personal property, including all religious objects, owned by Shearith Israel.” According to Ross, the main issue is a question of title. “We have to be certain there’s no cloud on the title in order to go forward,” she said. Past congregation president David Bazarsky added, “Now that we have restored the building to the tune of $3 million and have added a $14-million visitor center, the next step is to ensure the future so that the Synagogue will always be open for services. We get tens of thousands of visitors who come to worship there. It’s a very unique property that we want to see not become only a museum, but always be maintained as an active house of worship.” He added, “I’m hopeful that this can be resolved. Our focus is asking the court to determine ownership of the bells.” This story will be updated on with details of a settlement conference that took place on Thursday, Jan. 3 before US District Judge William E. Smith.

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Former Gap Space Getting a New Tenant Armchair Sailor Building Also Sold By Tom Shevlin Vacant for more than two years, one of downtown Newport's most prominent retail locations is about to get a new tenant. 37 America's Cup Ave., formerly home to The Gap store, has been leased by the team behind the Newport-based brands Hooley and Re-Sails. Terms of the deal, which was still being finalized at press time, were not disclosed, however the owners of the space had been looking for a long-term commitment for the roughly 3,000-square-foot space. Earlier this week, signs announcing the move appeared in the windows of both Hooley's Boardroom storefront on Casino Terrace and at the Lower Thames Street home of Re-Sails. The move is a show of strength not only for Hooley/Re-Sails, which manufactures nautical-themed apparel and accessories, but also for the city's real estate market as a whole. Steve Kirby, of Kirby Commercial, helped broker the deal. According to Kirby, the plan is for former Gap space to be divided into two separate spaces, with Re-

Sails taking the front unit, leaving a space on Long Wharf open to a different retailer. The deal caps off what has been a surprisingly strong year for local retailers, moving the city to a point of almost full occupancy in the downtown core. "There's no availability in the prime areas," Kirby said. "There's just no inventory right now. A couple of years ago, I would have had 30 available spaces to show. Today I have four or five." A review of Kirby's available listings in Newport shows 31 available units, with only a handful of available street-level retail spaces. Most of the vacancies appear to be for small office and tradesman units.

Kirby recently helped Adam Financial relocate their offices to 360 Thames St., brokered a deal for social media advertising agency Worldways Social Marketing for their new space at 240 Thames St., secured a lease for Seashells in Bloom on Bellevue Avenue, and helped bring a new antiques shop to 25 Mill St. Then there's the deal for 543 Thames St., the former longtime hub of Armchair Sailor. In December, the building was purchased by real estate development firm The Landings Group, which has already begun renovations to the Lower Thames Street anchor space.

Group Requests Temporary Bellevue Repairs By Tom Shevlin A prominent neighborhood association is calling on the city make temporary repairs to the southern end of Bellevue Avenue while a more long-term solution can be planned. In a letter written to City Council members, the Bellevue Avenue/ Ochre Point Neighborhood Association said that "The condition of southern Bellevue Avenue urgently needs to be addressed by the City." Pointing to a "multitude of holes" that dot the road's southern end, the group has been documenting the condition of the roadway for some time. Several years ago, shortly after it underwent a significant restoration project, the road began to deteriorate. Ultimately, the group commissioned an engineering study which determined the probable causes of

the deterioration. "One of the observations made in that study was that winter freezes enlarge any opening in a concrete roadway which holds water," Robert Beaver, BOPNA's president said. Earlier this fall, the city took action, approving a multi-year roadway repair program for the historic street. However, as Beaver noted, so far, the project has only addressed problems north of Memorial Boulevard. "There are many holes of various sizes in the southern two miles of Bellevue, and the deterioration in the final stretch, the East-West 'dogleg,' has consistently been the worst of the entire Avenue - including that area which the City chose to repair in 2012," Beaver said. "To allow these holes to remain open through the winter/spring of 2013

is ill-advised for two reasons: 1. They represent a clear and present danger to public safety, especially for pedestrians and two-wheeled vehicles (some of the holes are long and deep enough to "capture" a narrow tire). 2. They will surely result in increased deterioration of the roadway through water freeze (an ongoing problem, as noted above from the engineering study)." To help deflect the potential for further deterioration, BOPNA is asking that the city take steps to "expeditiously fill the roadway holes in southern Bellevue Avenue with temporary asphalt 'patch' material, which can remain in place until the appropriate permanent repairs are made." City Council members are expected to take up the request at their first meeting of the new year on Wednesday, Jan. 9.



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Detailed model of the 1797 frigate USS Constellation (1797), by Jamestown resident Thomas Todd. Constellation won the first U.S. naval victory over an enemy warship when she captured the French frigate L’Insurgente in 1799.

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The Naval War College recently opened a new exhibit, “Navies in Miniature: Ship Models from the Naval War College Museum Collection,” showcasing over one hundred models collected by the museum over the past sixty years. These never-before-exhibited models representing the world’s navies range in size from one inch to six feet in length and include miniature balsa wood ships carved by Fletcher Pratt for his famous war games and a very detailed scratch-built model of Duc de Bourgogne, the French ship of the line visited by Washington and Rochambeau in Newport during the American Revolution. Admission to the museum is free and the exhibit will run through May 3. Visitors without DoD identification should call 401-841-2101/4052 to arrange for access. For more information, please visit or

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New Spouse Orientation There will be an orientation workshop for spouses new to the military lifestyle on Tuesday, Jan. 15 at the Fleet and Family Support Center, Bldg. 1260. The program will address issues related to support services, deployment preparation and benefits. For more information or to register, call 401-841-2283.

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Weather Alerts All hands are urged to familiarize themselves with methods used to communicate operational changes on the naval station. Notifications of base status will be provided on most major local television and radio stations. Upto-date base conditions will also be posted on Facebook. Become a fan of the Naval Station Newport Facebook page to receive announcements as they are posted. Personnel may also call the Base Conditions Line at 401-841-2211 for recorded updates.

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By Shawna E.M. Snyder Old Man Winter has finally arrived, even blanketing us with snow to add an extra sparkle to Newport. A blast of cold on a clear, sunny winter day is invigorating. Now, it's full steam ahead with snow angels, snow men, snow forts, sledding, ice skating, skiing, snowboarding, and of course, maple syrup slushies! In our family, we look forward to winter, especially since a few birthdays occur during the season. Last Sunday, my two girls and I prepared for an afternoon at the Newport Skating Center on America’s Cup Avenue in downtown Newport. I stocked the crock pot with ingredients to make a hearty split pea and ham soup that would simmer all day to be ready when we returned. Then, dressed in a brightly colored mix of paisley and plaid clothing, we went to the rink. A dozen or so people were already circling the ice, and we joined them, supporting ourselves with orange traffic cones until we we were comfortable on our blades. All around us were other families, courting couples, and groups of teenagers. As we made our turns around the ice, we caught glimpses of Newport Harbor and the bustling weekend crowd along Commercial Wharf. We glided around without a care in the world. As the girls and I gained confidence, we no longer needed the cones and instead held each others’ hands, reciting our mantra, "Arms out, legs straight, look up!" After a few good laps and the occasional tumble, we took a break and ate French fries and cocoa at a picnic table. Feeling energized again, we returned to the ice, which was now brimming with skaters, everyone apparently drawn to it on this beautifully clear and sunny day. All good things must come to an end though, and I heard from my children that their legs were tired and their toes were cold.

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There looks to be a new in-state rivalry in the making, as the New England Collegiate Baseball League announced this week the addition of three expansion teams for the 2013 season, including one based just across the bay. The NECBL, best known on Aquidneck Island as the home league for the Newport Gulls, has become one of the summer's top draws for communities throughout New England. This is the NECBL's first expansion since the 2003 season, and will bring the total number of teams up to 13, a high previously reached in the 2004 season. This year, three new teams will be added to the organization, playing out of Plymouth, Mass., Saratoga Springs, N.Y., and South Kingstown, R.I. The South Kingstown organization will be named the Ocean State Waves, and are expected to be an immediate rival to the hometown Gulls. "We are thrilled at the addition of Plymouth, Saratoga Springs and South Kingstown," said McGrath. "All three of these communities share the core values of the NECBL: bringing top quality baseball and family entertainment value while being integrated in the community fabric."



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With the promise of hot cocoa, popcorn and a movie awaiting us at home, we slipped on our warm fuzzy boots and walked back to the house. That night, while sipping soup, we recounted the day's events and what great fun we'd had, and we made plans to return to the rink the following weekend. The Newport Skating Center rink can accommodate up to 150 people and there is free and easy parking nearby. The rink is open daily. Admission rates are reasonable: adults $7, senior citizens $5, children 3-11 years $5, toddlers under 3 are free with an adult. Skate rentals are offered for both children and adults (ranging from $3-$5) as well as a $5 blade sharpening service. There are often special promotions such as free skating sessions and cocoa as well as special events that raise funds for local organizations like the Special Olympics of Rhode Island, the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, and the Rhode Island Blood Center. Also, every Friday night in January, there will be a live DJ. When you need a break to refuel, the concession stand has American favorites such as nachos, french fries, hot dogs, chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, slush-

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McGrath added that the South Kingstown team will have a natural built-in rivalry with teams from Newport, Mystic and New Bedford. GM Dan Scaring successfully ran the Saratoga Phillies in the NYCBL. He will bring that expertise to the Saratoga Brigade franchise. The Brigade plays in one of the nation's premier vacation spots and introduces a New York audience to the NECBL brand. "All three organizations enjoy tremendous community support. We look forward to their participation in the NECBL family for years to come." Dave Dittmann, a Newport resident and NECBL veteran, will oversee the Plymouth team as general manager. As the closest team to Boston, Plymouth is expected to hit the ground running in the 2013 season. Finally, as part of the expansion, the League has also announced re-alignment. Laconia, Sanford, Ocean State, New Bedford, Newport, Mystic and Plymouth will play in the Eastern Division. Vermont, Keene, Saratoga Springs, North Adams, Holyoke and Danbury comprise the Western Division.

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NATURE Keys to Successful Birding By Jack Kelly Birdwatching means something more than just having a passing interest in birds; it is a life-long love affair with all things feathered. Birders combine their appreciation of the aesthetic appeal of varied avian species with intellectual curiosity about identification, behavior and habitats. “Birding” is an art form that can incorporate adventure, athleticism, and scientific discovery. There’s a commonality among those who watch birds, whether in their own backyards or in the deepest forests or in the expansive wetlands of Alaska. It is a deep desire to know, understand and identify the winged creatures they observe. According to the Audubon Society, the National Wildlife Federation, and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, birding has grown in popularity like no other outdoor activity in modern times and now ranks second after walking and gardening. Birding claims tens of millions of enthusiasts in the United States alone and has become an international business generating billions of dollars in sales and revenue annually.


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Many birders begin by putting up a few birdfeeders on their property and watching the species that come to feed. Some backyard birders also create habitat for birds by supplying native plants, roost and nest boxes, and water sources. These measures are all beneficial to birds and will enhance the birding experience. For the beginner, it is useful to purchase a book or two on birds and research the best ways to start a birding adventure. Respected and established field guides such as Peterson’s or Sibley’s are fine books which can also be carried into the field. Both guide services produce beginner’s volumes that are excellent and will provide an abundance of information for the novice birdwatcher. Most beginners discover that they can learn a great deal by going birding with more experienced nature enthusiasts. The Norman Bird Sanctuary, Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge, and the Audubon Society’s Environmental Education Center in Bristol offer organized beginner’s birding programs that usually start in the late winter or early spring. Jay Manning, a local naturalist and experienced birdwatcher, leads free, guided bird walks at Norman Bird Sanctuary. These walks are usually held every other Sunday morning at 8 a.m., and will resume on January 20. This established group of birders will share their knowledge, offer useful tips, and provide different perspec-

Owl Prowl The Norman Bird Sanctuary will host an owl prowl on Friday, Jan. 11 from 6-7:30 p.m. Winter months are the best time to go out in search of owls, as they are hooting and screeching in search of mates, in defense of their territories, and preparing for the nesting season. The Owl Prowl program will start indoors where participants will learn about the different species of owls in Rhode Island and then actually see one of the Sanctuary’s birds of prey. Following the presentation, there will be a guided trail walk in search of owls. This program is appropriate for ages 8 and up. Cost is $10. Reservations suggested. Visit or call 846-2577. tives, which can help accelerate the learning process of a novice wildlife enthusiast. Many wonderful surprises await beginners, such as observations of other wildlife creatures including deer, mink, muskrats, rabbits, coyotes, and so much more. Winter is an optimum time for beginners, because Newport County hosts a great number of species that winter here. Warm clothing, sensible footwear, and binoculars are the only require-

ments to join the walk. Stealth is a major component of birding. Birds do not like sudden, rapid movements or loud noises and will flush or otherwise avoid them. In order to get close to viewing areas, it is important not to talk and to keep movement to a minimum. This was the hardest requirement for me. I learned my lesson after receiving scathing looks from fellow birdwatchers for making too much noise and spooking our quarry. Experienced and successful birdwatchers avoid shuffling their feet in leaves or gravel or stepping on branches. They also avoid wearing colorful or “noisy” clothing such as squeaky shoes, ponchos, or clothing that makes rustling sounds. The object of proper dress is to minimize visibility to birds while maintaining body warmth and comfort. The major lesson that I have learned from more senior birders and naturalists in the past five years is that this hobby, or life choice, has no limits to the knowledge one acquires, regardless of the years of experience one has to begin with. According to the National Wildlife Federation field guide, “Probably the single most important quality in any naturalist is patience. Patient scanning of the sea, sky, or trees may be tedious, especially if few birds seem to be around. To become a proficient birder, it is necessary to watch the environment carefully over relatively long periods of time, often several hours. The perceptive and patient birder can be privileged to witness phenomena that no one else has seen or described before.” For more information visit: or call 8462577, or the Audubon Society of Rhode Island, or 949-5454. Jack Kelly, a native Newporter, is a wildlife photographer and nature enthusiast who enjoys sharing his experiences with others.


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Artisans Hold Sale Local artisans will hold a postholiday sale at Adornment Fine Jewelry, 213 Goddard Row, Brick Market Place, Newport on the weekends of Jan. 4-6 and Jan. 1113. Local artisans participating include Jenni Field, Gemstone Unveiled, Lady Bug Designs, Melonie Massa of Mermaids Baubles and Julio Amaro. To add to the festivities, Adornment Fine Jewelry will serve spiced wine to customers as well as hold a raffle for a free engraved sterling silver pendant. Tickets are $5 and are a fundraiser for the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation. Friday hours are 4-7 p.m. Saturday and Sunday hours are 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

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Call for Art Entries The Newport Annual Members' Juried Exhibition returns to the Newport Art Museum in February to showcase new work by some of the area's "brightest lights, rising stars and undiscovered talents." Museum officials will receive entries, one per artist, on Jan. 18 (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.) and 19 (10 a.m. 4 p.m.). All works must be original and completed in the past year by museum members. No work previously exhibited at the museum will be accepted. The winners will be announced at the Members' Preview Reception on Friday, Feb. 1. The "Newport Annual" opens Feb. 2 and runs through May 19 and is supported by Edward and Wendy Harvey. For more information, call 401-8488200.

There are treasures to be found at Spring Bull Gallery’s “Glass Exhibition”. The exhibition begins with a reception on Saturday, Jan. 5, from 5-7 p.m. Celebrate 12th Night and the first exhibition of 2013 at Spring Bull Gallery, as area artists use their artistic vision to explore the complexity of glass. It can be painted or produced on paper, canvas, sculpted, stained, blown or fused. The exhibit runs through Jan. 31. The gallery will be open until 8 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 10 for Gallery Night in Newport. Spring Bull Gallery located at 55 Bellevue Avenue. Gallery hours are noon to 5 p.m. daily.

The Art of the Snowman The Newport Art Museum's next "Lunch with the Artist" discussion will explore "The Snowman in History and Art" on Tuesday, Jan. 15 beginning at noon. The informal gathering will be held at the Museum's Griswold House, 76 Bellevue Ave. in Newport's Old Quarter. Participants are invited to bring a lunch. "Lunch with the Artist" is part of a series of continuing noon hour conversations at the Museum and is free for Museum members and $8 for non-members. Guests are invited to sit back and learn, or join in the discussion. "Lunch with the Artist" is held the third Tuesday of every month unless otherwise noted. For more information about this event or the Newport Art Museum call: 848-8200 or visitwww.

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Clean Ocean Access Making Waves By Pat Blakeley The environmental advocacy group Clean Ocean Access has had a busy year on the island and nearby shores. Since its inception in 2006, the group has performed more than 50 coastal cleanups and removed over 30 tons of trash from the shoreline. They have also been involved in securing public rights of way at Ochre Point and Easton’s Point and are working on other access efforts as well. Cleanup programming and volunteer numbers escalated in 2012 as community organizations, schools, and businesses have joined in. The grassroots organization, led by Dave McLaughlin and Marty Casey, is all-volunteer and powered by positive energy, says McLaughlin. Water quality monitoring is the most time-consuming aspect of their efforts, he reports. Since the program began, the group has collected over 2,800 water samples, and now conducts weekly monitoring at nine locations on Aquidneck Island, in partnership with the City of Newport and Rhode Island Department of Health. McLaughlin states that many people consider high bacteria levels to be strictly a summer phenomenon, a product of increased population and higher water temperatures, but their monitoring has

revealed that is not the case. There is always a lot of fingerpointing as to what the exact cause is, from boats to heavy rain, coyotes to deer, he says, but no one is exactly sure what is causing unacceptable bacteria levels during the colder months of the year. McLaughlin believes that promoting awareness of water quality in popular swimming areas is the most important mission of the organization. The next coastal cleanup is scheduled for Jan. 12 at Taylor’s Lane in Little Compton at noon, and the group will be back on the island Feb. 9 to clean up the Cliff Walk from Ochre Point (Ruggles Ave.) northward to Easton’s Beach. The 5th Annual Clean Ocean Access Slideshow and Fundraiser will be held at the Easton’s Point Pub

Some of the debris collected by COA. on Friday and Saturday, Jan. 25 -26. The day-long event features four bands, a 15-photographer slideshow of surfing and COA activities, food, auctions, and more. The fundraiser supports year-round collection and cleanup efforts. Would–be attendees are urged to get their tickets at Easton’s Point Pub early – the event has sold out in advance for the past four years. Tickets are $20. For more information on Clean Ocean Access or volunteer opportunities,visit

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DINING OUT Authentic Atmosphere at Newport Tokyo House By Jonathan Clancy

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Andy Li, chef and co-owner of Newport Tokyo House, knows the long hours and years of training it takes to become a great hibachi chef. Li, 34, grew up in South China and moved to New York City in 1997, where he took many cooking jobs to learn the art and showmanship required for hibachi. He met his business partner Jonny Yang in New York City 15 years ago, and the two decided to open Tokyo House in 2004. I learned to cook by working in a lot of places just outside New York City, but this is the only place I’ve worked in Newport. It takes a few years to become a professional hibachi chef. Every chef has a different style and puts on a different show. We like to have fun with the customers, like spraying sake, and throwing food for them to catch in their mouths. I don’t usually cook at home. My parents or my wife will make sushi or some type of Japanese food. We eat a lot of seafood, we like scallops and other shellfish, and sometimes steak. When we go to a friend’s house for dinner, we don’t bring food. It is not Japanese custom to bring something to dinner. If anybody asks you over, you just come, and they take care of it all. I don’t usually use a cookbook. I’ve worked at many restaurants, and I’ve written down a lot of the good recipes, the ingredients and the sauces. But for the most part, I just remember the recipes. My guilty pleasure is ice cream. In the summer, we eat a lot of it. My favorite flavor is maple walnut. We usually get it at the market and bring it home. One food I don’t like is celery.

Andy Li, of Newport Tokyo House. (Photo by Jonathan Clancy) I can eat it a little bit, but I don’t like the flavor. Every country has different tastes. I like pizza, spaghetti, and hamburgers. Some of my friends don’t like those kinds of things. They eat a lot of rice. I like to try different things. My last meal on earth would be scallop and shrimp hibachi. That is my favorite. I like to sauté the scallops with some pepper, butter, garlic, soy sauce, and some teriyaki sauce. My favorite soup is clam chowder. Every time I go to a restaurant, I have to try their clam chowder. If I could cook for anyone, it would be my wife. She likes what I cook every time. Even when I’m trying something new or different, she always loves it.

Cooking can be boring, but hibachi is fun. The chefs have a good sense of humor and love to play with the customers. Some chefs can do magic, and just the conversations are good. We just like to make them happy. There are about five or six types of soy sauce. One type is very dark, but the taste is weak. We use another that smells good for aroma, and others can be very salty. Jonathan Clancy, of Middletown, He has over ten years experience in the food industry.

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Live Musical Entertainment Friday, January 4

O’Brien’s Pub – Karaoke, 9:30 p.m.

Clarke Cooke House–DJ Jackie Henderson

One Pelham East–Honky Tonk Knights, 7:30 p.m.- midnight

Middletown VFW – Karaoke, DJ Papa John, 8:30 p.m.

The Fifth Element–Honky Tonk Knights

Narragansett Cafe – New York Minute, 9:30

Monday, January 7

O’Brien’s Pub – O’Doyle Rules, 10 p.m.

Narragansett Cafe – New Years Eve featuring: 5 Flavor Discout, 9:30

One Pelham East–Goovin You

Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge–Stu Krous, 9 p.m. One Pelham East -The Criminals The Fifth Element–Melissa Woolverton

Rhumbline –Dawn Chung

Saturday, January 5 Clarke Cooke House–DJ Jackie Henderson Hyatt Five 33 Lounge–Dave Manuel, 4-6 p.m.

Tuesday, January 8 Fastnet–”Blue Monday”

Middletown VFW – Karaoke, DJ Papa John, 8:30 p.m.

Narragansett Cafe – Sarah & the Tall Boys, 12:30-6 p.m.

Narragansett Cafe – Johnny Hoy and the Bluefish, 9:30

Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Summer School, 9 p.m.

O’Briens Pub – DJ C Gray

One Pelham East – Stu from Never in Vegas

One Pelham East–Fast Times Rhumbline –Rod Luther, 6:30-10 p.m.

Wednesday, January 9 Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Grand Karaoke, 9 p.m.

Sunday, January 6 Fastnet Pub – Traditional Irish Music, 5-9 p.m. Clarke Cooke House – Bobby Ferreira, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Narragansett Cafe –George Gritzbach Band, 4-7 p.m.

Norey’s – Joe Fletcher One Pelham East –Chris Gauthier Sardella’s – Dick Lupino & Friends, 7-9:30 p.m.

Common Fence Music’s Fiddlers and Fishermen The 14th annual Gathering of Fiddlers and Fishermen, an open-mic tribute to the sea, will be held on Saturday, Jan. 19, 6:30 p.m., at the Common Fence Point Community Hall, hosted by MC Jacob Haller. The full night of local talent starts with a traditional Irish “Seisiún” where musicians gather to jam Irish tunes. A steady parade of talent follows, with both fiddlers and fishermen, showcasing what is billed as “cruiseline quality talent without the nausea.” The kitchen will stay open throughout the evening serving up bowls of homemade chowder and chili and freshly baked desserts. Advance ticketing most strongly suggested as the show sells out every year. The hall is located at 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth. All tickets are $15 and available at

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Improv Comedy Lightning-fast interactive comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401-849-3473,

Saturday January 5

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. – 1 p.m., 401-848-0099. Winter Lecture Series begins Darrell West, of the Brookings Institution, kicks off the 2013 series with “The New Political Landscape,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., members $10, non-members $15, students $6, 401-848-8200, Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Friday, Jan. 4 for details.

Sunday January 6

Musical Sundays Swanhurst Chamber Singers perform at the Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., free. Classical Guitar Middletown Public Library presents the Maynard-Donoian Guitar Duo, 700 West Main Rd., 2 p.m., free.

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Test your knowledge of all things Rhode Island with state lore expert Roberta Mudge Humble at Portsmouth Free Public Library on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. Humble is the author of four books on Rhode Island: “The Historic Armories of Rhode Island,” “The Right to Crow: A Look at Rhode Island’s Firsts, Bests, and Uniques,” “Rhode Island’s Friendly Faces,” and “Little Rhody & the Other 49” and three Rhode Island trivia games: “Rhode Test,”“Rhode Side,” and “Rhode Scholar.” She is also a professor of English and Technical Communications at Community College of Rhode Island and has authored several textbooks. The free presentation will be in the library’s Mello Program Room, 2658 East Main Rd. For more information, call 401683-9457.

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Pre-K Storytime Storytime for preschoolers at the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., public welcome, free, drop in. Tuesday Book Group Discuss “Snowdrops,” by Andrew Miller, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m.

Teen Movie Teens welcome to watch "The Avengers" on the big screen and MuV Chat, text commentary to the screen during the movie, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 4:30 p.m., snacks, free, drop in.

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Book Chat Newport Library hosts open book discussions at Harbor House, 111 Washington St., 1 p.m., all welcome, mbarrett@newportlibraryri. org. 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.

Thursday January 10

Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents editor Meghan Courtney discussing “In the Shadow of Greatness,” a collection of firstperson accounts from members of the U.S. Naval Academy Class of

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THE DELI 2002 describing their experiences in Iraq and Afghanistan, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101. Art Smart Art program for grades 4-6, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., free but pre-registration is required, “If It’s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeare” Informal group meets weekly to give interpretive readings of Shakespeare’s works, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., $2, 401-847-0292, 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. Design Expo 2013 Jamestown Arts Center opens “Innovation at Work in RI: Showcasing Local Talent with a Global Impact,” 18 Valley St., 5:30-8:30 p.m., Meet the Author Marilyn Bellemore discusses her book, “The Night the Music Ended,” the story of the Station Nightclub, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 6 p.m., free.

Friday January 11

Nature Storytime Norman Bird Sanctuary hosts nature-themed storytime for preschoolers ages 3 and up, 583 Third Beach Rd. Middletown, 10 a.m. 401-846-2577. Diversions and Entertainments The Newport Historical Society exhibits historic advertisements and highlights some popular forms of entertainment in 19th century Newport. The Museum of Newport History at the Brick Market, 127 Thames St., daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m., donation $4. Owl Prowl Learn about birds of prey, then head out on a night hike to listen for owls, Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd. Middletown, 6 p.m., ages 8+, $8 members, $10 non-members, reservations strongly suggested, 401-846-2577. Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Friday, Jan. 4 for details.

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Music at Library The Friends of the Jamestown Library present songs and storytelling with Andrew Potter, 26 North Rd., 3 p.m.

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FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD Guest Preacher at Emmanuel Don Anderson, the executive minister for the Rhode Island State Council of Churches, will serve as guest preacher at Emmanuel Church on Sunday, Jan. 6, the Feast of the Epiphany. The RI State Council of Churches is comprised of churches from 13 Protestant denominations; seven affiliated church organizations; and eight Orthodox denominations and congregations. Dr. Anderson began his career teaching in a program that was part of President Lyndon Johnson’s “War on Poverty” and continues to speak to issues that address the needs of the poor. In June 2009, he received the Luke Mowbray Award from the American Baptist Churches USA. The award “is the highest ecumenical award given by the American Baptist denomination to an individual who has distinguished him or herself in the area of ecumenical ministry.” Dr. Anderson will speak at both the 8 and 10 a.m. services.

100 Questions about UU Channing Memorial Church, 135 Pelham St., will hold an information session about the Unitarian Universalist Church on Sunday, Jan. 6 at 11:30 a.m. in the Ladies Parlor. All are welcome.

How to Avoid Scams The United Congregational Church, Valley Rd., Middletown, will offer a public program on scams and how to avoid them on Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 7 p.m. in the Manchester Room. Scammers often target seniors and use the Internet, telephone, and person-toperson contact to con their victims. Newport police officer Greg Belcher will discuss how various scams work, how victims are targeted, and how to avoid being

taken in by very convincing con artists. The public is welcome, and refreshments will be served following the program.

Early Casual Service Calvary United Methodist Church is offering early morning come-as-you-are worship on Sundays at 8 a.m. The informal halfhour service is held in the chapel. Sports attire is welcome, but no cleats please.

Youth Soup and Songs with new Bishop Episcopal youth are invited to meet the Right Reverend Nicholas Knisely on Sunday, Jan. 13 at the Episcopal Conference Center from 2 to 5 p.m. Welcome the new Bishop, enjoy a bowl of soup, sing favorite songs, and enjoy diocesan youth fellowship. For more information, call 401-568-4055 or visit

Trinity Annual Meeting The annual meeting of Trinity Church will be held on Sunday, Jan. 27 in the church immediately after the 10 a.m. service. There will not be a coffee hour that Sunday. The purpose of the meeting is to elect officers and members of the Vestry, delegates to the diocesan convention, and to discuss other business of the church. For more information, call 401-846-0660.

Sunday Forum Hour Trinity Church will offer a two part exploration of the Baptismal Covenant, as found in the Book of Common Prayer, on Sundays, Jan. 6 and 13 at 9:05 a.m. The forum will be led by The Rev. Paul Koumrian and The Rev. Mary Johnstone in Honyman Hall and coffee and doughnuts will be served.

Channing Coffee House All are welcome at the next Channing Coffee House on Saturday, Jan. 12 at 7 p.m. Enjoy coffee and music by the MetroGnomes and several other Channing friends and musicians. Bring a dessert to share (and a musical instrument if you would like to perform). Interested performers should email coffeehouse@ for details. The Coffee House is free, but donations welcome to support the work of the church.

Interweave Potluck Dinner The next Interweave potluck dinner will be held Saturday, Jan. 26 at 5:30 p.m. in the Parish Hall at Channing Memorial Church. Interweave is a support group for lesbians, gays, bisexuals, transgender individuals and their allies. Plans for the “Standing on the Side of Love” service on Feb. 3 and the annual “Born This Way” prom will be discussed. Email for more information.

Caregivers’ Get-together Are you taking care of someone who is elderly, ill or has special needs? If so, you are not alone. Rev. Lark d’Helen will lead an informal gathering in the Fireplace Room at Channing House, 135 Pelham St., on Sunday, Jan. 6 at 11:30 a.m. to offer a nonjudgmental forum for “comrades in arms” to chat with and support each other. All welcome.

Dancing StorieS: combining creative movement & early literacy

Churches are welcome to send information about upcoming events or to share special messages, by emailing

Community Meals and Fellowship Area churches and organizations work together to provide nutritious meals in a caring environment for members of the community. Upcoming meals include:

Friday, Jan. 4

7:30–MLK Center 20 West Broadway 5 p.m. –Salvation Army 51 Memorial Blvd.

Saturday, Jan. 5

8:30–Emmanuel Episcopal 40 Dearborn St. 4:30 Community Baptist 50 Dr. Marcus

Sunday, Jan. 6

a Six week program for chilDren ageD 2.5 to 4

4 p.m. –Salvation Army 51 Memorial Blvd.

taught by faculty member revka hovermale

7:30–MLK Center 20 West Broadway 11:30 p.m.–St. Joseph’s R.C. 5 Mann Ave.

Mondays at 10:15 - 11:00 am January 28 - March 11 (no class Feb. 18) $75.00 for 6 sessions Held in the St. Michael’s School library Contact 849-5970 ext 300 to sign up

Monday, Jan. 7

Tuesday, Jan. 8

8:30–MLK Center 20 West Broadway 5 p.m.–St. Paul’s Methodist 12 Marlborough St.

Wednesday, Jan. 9

St. Michael’s Country Day School Leading the way in education, building a visionary future 180 Rhode Island Avenue | Newport, RI 02840

8:30–MLK Center 20 West Broadway 12 p.m.–United Baptist (by St. Mary’s R.C.) 30 Spring St. 5 p.m.–First Presbyterian (by Npt. Friends Church) 4 Everett St.

Methodist Community Garden volunteers tend to winter crops in the original greenhouse on Turner Road, Middletown. The garden provides fresh produce year-round to area food banks, pantries, and soup kitchens.

Community Garden Grows

The Methodist Community Garden team, led by Linda Wood, is now planting and even harvesting in its new high tunnel hoop house structure. The hoop house was partially paid for by grants and was erected with assistance from area businesses and organizations. “We could not have done this without support from the entire community,” says Wood. But construction of the hoop house was beset with problems: Initially, the metal ribs for the new structure were in place and the plastic covering was almost secured when the garden team realized that the sheeting was too short;

the wrong size had been sent. The right size covering was obtained, but shortly afterward, Hurricane Sandy damaged the building. Finally, just before Thanksgiving, the team raised the hoop house for the third time. But the plants survived, and now the community is reaping the benefits of having the additional facility. Vegetables are being harvested from both the new high tunnel hoop house and the original greenhouse. Volunteers are being sought to help run the twelve-month garden, either on an occasional or regular basis. For information on volunteer opportunities, call 401-293-0136.

Newport County TV Program Highlights December 28 – January 2 FRIDAY – JANUARY 4 6 p.m.: Crossed Paths 6:30 p.m.: Newport County In-Focus 7 p.m.: Rogers High School Winter Concert SATURDAY – JANUARY 5 10 a.m.: Crossed Paths 10:30 a.m.: Newport County In-Focus 11 a.m.: Rogers High School Winter Concert 6 p.m.: Crossed Paths 6:30 p.m.: Newport County In-Focus 7 p.m.: Middletown High School Chorus Holiday Concert SUNDAY – JANUARY 6 9:30 a.m.: Thompson Middle School Winter Concert 10 a.m.: Crossed Paths 10:30 a.m.: Newport County In-Focus 11 a.m.: Middletown High School Chorus Holiday Concert 5:30 p.m.: Thompson Middle School Winter Concert 6 p.m.: Crossed Paths 6:30 p.m.: Newport County In-Focus 7:30 p.m.: RI PEG Awards Ceremony 11 p.m.: Shilling Shockers Christmas Special MONDAY - JANUARY 7 10 a.m.: Crossed Paths 10:30 a.m.: Newport County In-Focus 5:30 p.m.: Cowboy Al Karaoke Show 6 p.m.: Americo Miranda Show 6:30 p.m.: Portsmouth This Week 7 p.m.: Newport City Council / School Committee Inauguartion: 1.2 TUESDAY – JANUARY 8 9:30 a.m.: Cowboy Al Karaoke Show 10 a.m.: Americo Miranda Show 11 a.m.: Newport City Council /School Committee Inauguartion: 1.2 6 p.m.: Lessons of Love 6:30 p.m.: The Millers 7 p.m.: Art View 7:30 p.m.: Caring For Our Community 8 p.m.: Middletown Town Council Mtg: 1.7 WEDNESDAY – JANUARY 9 10 a.m.: Lessons of Love 10:30 a.m.: The Millers 11 a.m.: Art View 11:30 a.m.: Caring For Our Community 12 p.m.: Middletown Town Council Mtg: 1.7 6 p.m.: Around BCC 6:30 p.m.: Newport City Limits 7 p.m.: Jazz Bash For more information visit call 401-293-0806, or email

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Jean M. (Millar) Cleasby, 86, of Middletown died Thursday, December 27, 2012 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of Frederick W. Cleasby. A memorial service will be held on Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 at 10 a.m. in St. Mary’s Episcopal Church, 324 East Main Road, Portsmouth. Donations in her memory may be made to the Robert Potter League for Animals, PO Box 412, Newport, RI 02840. Migdalia Cortes, 66, of Newport died Monday, December 31, 2012 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of Osvaldo Cortes. Her funeral service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, January 4, in Memorial Funeral Home. Burial will follow in Island Cemetery in Newport. Panagiota “Toula” (Mathinos) Georgiou, 76, of Middletown died Thursday, December 27, 2012 at home surrounded by her family. She was the wife of James Georgiou. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Spyridon’s Greek Orthodox Church, P.O. Box 427, Newport, RI 02840. Henry A. Lacerda, 74, passed away unexpectedly at home December 28, 2012. He was the son of the late Mary (Bettencourt) and Joseph Perry Lacerda. Calling hours will be held Friday, January 4, 2013 from 4 – 7 p.m. at the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home, 465 Spring St., Newport. A Catholic Mass will held be on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 10 a.m. at St. Lucy’s Church, 909 West Main Rd., Middletown. Burial will follow at St. Columba Cemetery, Middletown. Donations in his memory may be made to The Three Angels Fund, P.O. Box 4001, Middletown, RI 02842. Edward Mihalick, 93, of Middletown, died Saturday December 29, 2012. He was a veteran of the United States Navy where he fought in World War II at Normandy in Omaha Beach. Friends and family are invited to celebrate his life on Monday, Jan. 7, 2013 at 1 p.m. at St. Thomas the Apostle Church, 872 Farmington Ave, West Hartford, CT. Donations in his memory can be made to Cluny School, 75 Brenton Rd., Newport, RI 02840.

Richard A. Nelson, 79, of Newport died Friday, December 28, 2012 at Rhode Island Hospital, Providence. An interior decorator, he worked for Sister Parish (Mrs. Henry Parish, II) from 1956 -1963 in New York City, one of the leading decorators in the nation, doing work in the Red Room and Oval Room in the White House for President and Mrs. John F. Kennedy. He moved to Newport in 1977, opening his own business and consulting with the Preservation Society on the restoration work in connection with Bellevue Avenue mansions, most recently the Empire Bedroom and costume cases in “Rosecliff,” the Gothic Room in the “Marble House” and Mr. Berwind’s bedroom at “The Elms.” A memorial service will be held at St. Thomas Church, 5th Avenue and 53rd St., NY, NY at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to American Friends Of Attingham, Inc., 307 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10001 or to Paws Watch, P.O. Box 3711, Newport, RI 02840. Romaine Olney Perry, 94, formerly of Newport, died Friday, December 28, 2012 at the Meadow Green Nursing & Rehabilitation Center in Waltham, MA. Her funeral services were held January 3, 2012 in Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway. Flovell Alice Walker, 88, formerly of Middletown, died peacefully at the Forest Farm Health Care Center in Middletown on Thursday, December 27, 2012. She was the wife of the late Thomas J. Walker who passed in 1984. Donations in her memory may be made to the Forest Farm Health Care Center, Activities Fund, 193 Forest Avenue, Middletown, RI 02842.

Complete obituary notices available for a nominal fee. For more information, call 847-7766, ext. 107

Upcoming Blood Drives NEWPORT Saturday, Jan. 5, 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Newport Yachting Center 4 Commercial Wharf Wednesday, Jan. 9, 2 – 6 p.m. Hotel Viking One Bellevue Ave. Friday, Jan. 18, 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. City Hall 43 Broadway

PORTSMOUTH Friday, Jan. 11, 8 a.m. – 2 p.m. Portsmouth High School 120 Education Ln. Tuesday, Jan. 15, 3 – 7 p.m. Boys Town New England 58 Flanagan Rd. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 4 – 7 p.m. Portsmouth Fire Department 2300 E. Main Rd.

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Captain David Wayne Tungett Captain David Wayne Tungett, 56, U.S. Navy retired, of Maryland, formerly of Middletown, passed away unexpectedly Dec. 29, 2012. He was the husband of Lynne Tungett for 25 years. He also leaves behind his son, David W. Tungett Jr. and his wife Karen and his new grandson, Chace William of Middletown; his daughter, Debbie Tungett Bailey and her husband Peter of Portsmouth. He had the joy of seeing his son and daughter both get married this past year and the arrival of his grandson, just three weeks ago. He was a proud and loving father and also continued the family tradition of Boy Scouting as a den leader for Pack 1 Portsmouth, Scout Master for Troop 1 Portsmouth and helping with Girl Scout activities. Later, in Washington, he continued his support of youth by becoming a referee for high school football. His career as a surface warfare officer took him and his family from coast to coast. During his numerous assignments in Newport, he served aboard the USS Samuel B Roberts (FFG 58) and was also an instructor at the Senior Officer Ship Material Readiness Course (SOSMRC) for prospective commanding officers. A highlight of his career was his command of the Beach Master Unit in Little Creek-Norfolk, Va. Among his numerous Naval awards are the Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (3), Navy Marine Corps Commendation Medal (4), and Navy Marine Corps Achievement Medal. He was laid to rest with full military honors Jan. 4, 2013 beside his mother, Marilyn Tungett in Springfield, Ill. A Naval memorial service will be held in Washington, D.C. Jan. 11. A Newport memorial service in honor and celebration of his life is planned for later in the month. Donations in his memory may be made to: Boy Scouts of America, Abraham Lincoln Council, 5231 S. 6th St. Frontage Road E., Springfield, IL 62703.




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Real Estate

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A White-breasted Nuthatch on a suet feeder. (Photos by Jack Kelly)

Placement is Key for Backyard Feeders By Jack Kelly

This past Christmas brought the gift of the nature to a number of Newport County households in the form of birdfeeders and a supply of birdseed. These gifts can be utilized in backyards, on decks, fire escapes or the front porch. They can lead to a life time of discovery in the natural world for family members or an interesting hobby on one’s own property. Feeder choices will affect which species are attracted to them. Larger birds such as Cardinals, Blue Jays and others prefer platform feeders while smaller birds such as finches, chickadees, titmice and sparrows prefer tube feeders. Seed options are crucial to the types of birds that are attracted to feeders. Each species has a preference but there are many blended options for consumers to purchase. It is important to offer protein and oil and fat-rich seed blends, as well as complex carbohydrates that will provide birds with much needed energy to deal with the weather conditions of winter. The best blends contain black oil sunflower seeds, millet, cracked corn, Nyjer seed, peanut kernels, safflower seed and striped sunflower seeds. For those who intend on placing feeding stations in garden areas, shell free seed choices may be a good option. Finches prefer Nyjer seed from tube feeders but will also be attracted to sock feeders. These convenient feeders come prepackaged and offer the finches an easy perching and feeding option. Some of the finch species attracted to both of these feeder styles include Goldfinches, Purple Finches, House Finches, Common Redpolls, Pine Siskins, Indigo Buntings and various Junco species. Suet blocks and suet cages attract a number of birds such as Brown Creepers, Downy Woodpeckers and Red-bellied Woodpeckers, White-breasted Nuthatch, Red-breasted Nuthatch and other varied species. Suet options include peanut butter, other edible nuts, berries and seeds mixed into

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A Goldfinch perched on Queen Anne’s Lace in Morton Park. the suet block that offer high fat and protein food sources. One or two suet cages will complement a feeding station and offer an alternative to visiting birds. The placement of feeding stations is important for both the safety of feeding birds and the wear and tear on feeders. It is suggested that feeding stations be placed in a sunny, windless, southeastern exposure near trees, shrubs, bushes or hedges. These flora options will offer the birds’ safety and haven from predators such as hawks, falcons and cats. Feeders should be at least five feet off the ground. Keeping a constant source of water is an important part of any feeding station. While it may be difficult in the winter this will pay dividends for the birds and ensure their repeated returns to your feeders. When the spring migration cycle begins, the water source will offer a respite for migratory species following the Atlantic Flyway. It is vital that feeders and water sources be kept as clean as possible. This will benefit the long-term health of the species that visit. Backyard birding will bring hours of observations and bring the viewer closer to the natural world. Birds are attracted to reliable food sources and keeping feeders full and well maintained will assure that birds will faithfully return on a daily basis. It could be the start of a love affair of all things feathered.

 Festival Field Apartments Oklahoma Newport FF Apartments, LLC. $31,000,000 90 Girard Ave. Limited Partnership Aquidneck Lobster Company Ronald Fatulli David Kilroy $2,800,000 at Bowen’s Wharf 22-26 Memorial Blvd. West Ninety Pound Nancy, LLC. LD Properties, LLC. $850,000 58 Poplar St. Cora Five & Ellen Wilson Griffin & Laura Flynn $614,000 25 Whitwell Ave. Henry & Catherine Johnson Michael & Katherine Ratkiewicz $300,000 185-187 Kay St. Francis X Sullivan R. E. Corp. Barbara Boisseau $285,000 181-183 Kay St. Francis X Sullivan R. E. Corp. Julius Borges & Jennifer Green $261,000 26 W. Narragansett Ave. Michael Brescia Paul & Catherine McCarthy $240,000 Unit 9

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