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THURSDAY, February 7, 2013
Vol. 41, No. 6
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Making STEAM Real
Barbara McGann, a founding member of the Newport County STEAM Academy charter school (left), and Joanne Hoops (at right), executive director of the Newport Boys & Girls Club, are pictured with members of the Kids’ Clubhouse at the Boys & Girls afterschool program. The site could become the future site of the STEAM charter school. (Photo by Meg O’Neil)
For most people, sailing is not the first thing that comes to mind when stiff breezes are accompanied by freezing temperatures. For some hardy individuals, however, those conditions are nearly ideal. The sport of Frostbite sailing officially began on New Year’s Day 1932 at the Manhasset Bay Yacht Club on Long Island, New York. The tradition of winter sailing is carried on today by many groups all over the world, who gather to race small sailboats in tight fleets for the pure joy of sailing – and also to win. The Newport Yacht Club Frostbite Sailing Series begin in 1955. Each season begins on Jan. 1 and continues every Sunday into April. Cold ocean spray, icy decks, and restrictive gear make frostbiting a challenge, but winter sailors aren’t deterred by such inconveniences. “Racing is the best,” says Jim Currier, who has been frostbiting in Newport for ten years. “To be out sailing when all the big boats have been wrapped up and put away is pure joy.” A core group of volunteers work to insure the safety of the racers. “If the winds are blowing above twenty knots, or the temperature drops below twenty degrees, the races are called off,” explains Winkle Kelly, one of the group’s organizers who has been frostbiting since the late ‘80s. Every year,
members take turns organizing the races. This year’s committee also includes Suzy Harrington, Whitney Slade, and Jillian Krause, who all race. Frostbiters wear foul weather gear, sometimes drysuits, and a
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“If the winds are blowing above twenty knots, or the temperature drops below twenty degrees, the races are called off." –Winkle Kelly good set of boots. Gloves may be worn, but many frostbiters will forgo the hand protection in order to maintain optimum control of the boat. Races usually begin around noon, with volunteers showing up early to check weather conditions and to chip away ice that may have formed on the boats. A committee motorboat is in the water to signal the start of the race with a series of horn blasts, to referee the race, and to watch out for sailors overboard. The boats used in the Newport Yacht Club races are called N-10 Turnabouts, ten feet in length. Frostbiters Roy Guay, Adam Cove, and F.J. Ritt maintain the boats. “Over time, rigging lines require replacement due to fatigue and
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Newport to Host Volvo Race
Frostbite Sailors Race Through Winter By Jonathan Clancy
Newport is one step closer to opening a new charter school in 2014. It was announced on Monday, Feb. 4 that the Rhode Island Department of Education had formally accepted the initial planning Prospectus for the Newport County STEAM Academy – a school that will specialize in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. With the approval, the Academy will now prepare a final proposal to be submitted to the Department of Education by March 1. As part of the review and approval process, the Department of Education and Commissioner Deborah Gist will conduct several public hearings in Newport, allowing county residents to voice their opinion on the idea of the charter school. If the school gets full approval, it expects to open its doors at the Newport County Boys & Girls Club
Adam Cove, 25, Frostbite’s youngest member and boat hand, tacking and taking the lead in Sunday’s first race. (Photos by Jonathan Clancy) exposure. After all, these boats are used in one of the earth's harshest environments. Occasionally, we even have to replace a mast that has been severely bent or broken in half,” Cove said. The sailors range in age from 25 to 75, with Cove the youngest and Charlie Shoemaker the oldest. Shoemaker has been sailing with the league since 1971. This year, the group has a member from the Naval War College’s Naval Staff College. Lieutenant Commander Yoshiro Inagaki from the Ja-
pan Maritime Self-Defense Force logged a first place victory during one of the eight races of the day. Despite the cold weather, things get hot on the water. There is a lot of strategy to sailboat racing, and none of it is spared during the winter months. Competition is fierce as sailors jockey for position before the start of the race, trying to find “clear air” or a spot where the wind isn’t blocked
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The third time's the charm. After coming up just shy in their bids in each of the last two editions, Newport will host the sole North American stopover for the Volvo Ocean Race for the 2014-15 contest. Organizers made the announcement during a Statehouse press conference on Tuesday. Newport had been vying with Baltimore to host the next edition of the race, which is considered one of the world's most high-profile and elite sailing competitions. The decision went right down to the wire. In fact, in last days of January, it appeared that Newport had once again been passed over, as local organizers were told via e-mail that Baltimore had in fact won the day. The small cadre of tourism and sailing industry insiders who had led the city's bid package were dismayed. However, on Tuesday, a sort of sailing miracle took place. Standing before a crowded room just outside the governor's office, Knut Frostad, CEO of the Volvo Ocean Race, made it official: Newport will represent the North American continent in the final stretch in the around-the-world contest.
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Frostbite results Sunday, Feb. 3 The Newport Yacht Club Frostbite Series continued on Feb. 3 with fairly light conditions out of the NW. A good crowd showed up again even though it is Super Bowl day. The results follow: Charlie Shoemaker FJ Ritt Adam Cove Jim Currier Yoshiro Inagaki Whitney Slade Suzy Harrington Robert Morton Chris Arner Steve Clarke Rick Nebiolo WE MOVED Eric Irwin 182 THAMES ST. Paul DelNero ACROSS FROM BROOKS BROTHERS Dave Davis NEWPORT, RI Rufus Van Gruisen 401.841.9900 John Thurston Paul Fleming Paul Cove Ed Brady 1/26/2011 1:35:50 PM Mike Arsenault Nicholas Pasyanos Grilling Blends, Spices, Brenda Mitchell lie Hogan, Broker/OwTripp nerAlyn Teas L&esMore leslie@hoganassociatesRE.com Joe Curran Jillian Krause 401.641.4608 Scott Chase Larry Goss
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Some Frostbiters don't wear gloves in order to have optimum control. by another boat’s sail. Right-ofways can be used to gain advantages on the water, and crashes can occur on the starting line as well as during the race. Twelve boats race at a time, in two groups. If conditions allow, there are eight races per day for each group. The course is about ¾ of a mile and involves two turns. Scores are tallied and awards are given at the end of each season during an awards banquet. “The banquet is like the races, very casual, and we bring potluck,” Kelly said. Members of the group watch the races from the yacht club deck,
especially on a sunny day with a north wind, which is blocked by the building allowing for maximum warmth while waiting to race. It is not necessary to own a boat or be a Newport Yacht Club member to sail with the group. Nonmembers can race for $200 a season for adults, and $75 for juniors ages 14-21. Club member dues are $100 for adults and $50 for juniors. “We have a great range of abilities,” Kelly said, “We would like to see some more young sailors.” However, he added that experience is necessary: “(Frostbiting) is no place to learn how to sail.”
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VOLVO CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 "I'm delighted to announce that we are bringing the world's greatest offshore sailing event to one of the world's great sailing cities," Frostad said. "It's about time the race came to the city of Newport, and we are looking forward to a real festival that will delight and inspire sailing fans and those who are new to the sport." Brad Read, Sail Newport's tireless executive director who has headed each of Newport's three VOR bid proposals, agreed. "Newport is to sailing what Augusta is to golf," he said. "We are the perfect destination for the Volvo Ocean Race. Our ocean access, reliable breezes, our incredibly rabid sailing fan base is what drives us to want to bring these events to Rhode Island. We are a natural amphitheater for watching sailboat races. We proved it last spring, and we'll prove it again in 2015." After leading the team that played an integral part in the success of last year's America's Cup World Series, Read said he's looking forward to "getting the band back together." According to Gov. Lincoln Chafee, the announcement reflects well on the state's ongoing investment into Fort Adams. "This investments we've been making are now paying off in the form of this announcement," Chafee said.
"I'm delighted to announce that we are bringing the world's greatest offshore sailing event to one of the world's great sailing cities.” – Knut Frostad "It gives me great pleasure and pride to welcome the Volvo Ocean Race to beautiful Rhode Island for the first time,” Chafee said in a set of prepared remarks. “We have made significant strategic land and marine infrastructure improvements at Fort Adams State Park, paving the way for a new era of racing in Rhode Island and setting the stage for the world-class events we continue to host." "We had a positive experience with the America’s Cup World Series last summer, and I look forward to welcoming the Volvo Ocean Race to Rhode Island. These largescale sailing events draw impressive numbers of visitors to our state – visitors who make valuable contributions to our economy.” Newport Mayor Harry Winthrop also welcomed the news. "The one thing Newport is going to contribute is the enthusiasm that's needed to make this thing happen. We're all solidly behind this – all the members of the council. I think it's going to be great for the economy, there's no question about that, and once the word gets out I think everyone is going to get behind this race." "This is exciting," added House Speaker Gordon Fox, who admitted
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Puma's il mostro takes off from Castle Hill en route to compete in the 20082009 Volvo Ocean Race. (Photo by Tom Shevlin) that while he's not exactly known for his sailing prowess, he understands what events such as the VOR have on both the state's economy and psyche. While organizers wouldn't provide any firm numbers in terms of the potential economic impact the event will bring to the city, other stopovers report anywhere from $14-$100 million in economic benefits. For that, the state is preparing to spend $775,000 during the 201415 fiscal year, which according to Chafee, is the same amount spent on the America's Cup World Series. That event, it was announced, generated an estimated $38 million in revenue for local and state businesses during its week-long stay at Fort Adams last summer. To Evan Smith, the CEO of Discover Newport, the event promises to jumpstart the summer tourist season, and should provide the city with an significant bump to its normally packed event schedule. Newport's relationship with the VOR is well established. Puma Ocean Racing's team, led by Newporter Ken Read, called the city home during its podium-winning campaigns in 2008-2009 and 201112. But hosting a stopover is expected to elevate that relationship to a new level. As for Baltimore's bid, Forstad wouldn't offer specifics as to why the city lost out, but did offer the following: "We work with an enormous amount of cities in a bidding process, which is a complex process, and a professional process where we follow rules and guidelines. But what I can tell you is that we only sign a contract with one city and that's the city I'm in right now. And we're very happy with that. It's true that we had some discussions about dates…and it's also true that there were conflict of interests with those dates in Baltimore." Forstad said that Baltimore couldn't guarantee the race's primacy during the dates which race organizers required for the 11- 12-
day stopover. In Newport, he said, "We have more freedom here to do exactly what we want, and we needed some flexibility because before we know all the cities, 100 percent, we don't know the exactly the time we're going to need to get from one place to another. But we are extremely happy with our decision." The race will reach Newport some time in May 2015 after a stop in Itajaí, Brazil. From Newport, the teams will sail across the Atlantic for the final legs around Europe. The Volvo Ocean Race has visited the United States in every edition since the 1989-90 edition, however despite Newport's great sailing heritage, it has never before had Host Port status. Newport had previously lost out to the ports of Boston, and most recently to Miami in its other attempts to host the race. In the past, financial considerations and the lure of a metropolitan skyline were reasons cited for Newport's failure to secure a VOR stopover. However, with the state firmly behind this year's effort and Newport's accession into the international spotlight courtesy of the ACWS, organizers described the win as yet another affirmation that 30 years after the loss of the America's Cup, Newport remains the sailing capital of the world. Newport becomes the sixth Host Port for the Volvo Ocean Race 201415 to be revealed so far. The race will start in Alicante, Spain and visit Recife in north east Brazil. Later in the Race, the teams will race to Auckland in New Zealand before rounding Cape Horn and making a second Brazilian stop in Itajaí and then heading to Newport. The Race will finish in the Swedish city of Gothenburg. The remaining stopovers on the 2014-15 route will be revealed over the coming weeks. "We very much look forward to coming back to Newport and watching the boats sailing into Newport sometime around May 15," Frostad said.
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For more information on any of these items visit www.rilin.state.ri.us/News/. n Service animal tax exemption Rep. Linda Finn (D-Dist. 72, Middletown, Portsmouth ) has introduced legislation to provide an exemption to the new sales tax on pet care services for those provided to service animals. The bill would give the owners of service animals – such as assistance, therapy or companion animals who serve the blind or disabled – an exemption to the sales tax for services, such as grooming or boarding, provided to those animals, as well as for food and supplies for them. n Reverse Sakonnet Bridge toll Rep. John G. Edwards (D-Dist. 70, Portsmouth , Tiverton) introduced two bills that could block the R.I. Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) from placing a toll on the Sakonnet River Bridge. The first bill repeals Article 20 of the Fiscal Year 2013 budget, which prevents the R.I. Department of Transportation from turning control of the Sakonnet River and Jamestown Verrazzano bridges over to RITBA. The second bill (2013-H 5069) changes the makeup of RITBA and replaces appointments from the governor with elected officials (or their
designees) from Newport , Portsmouth , Tiverton and Jamestown. Sen. Walter S. Felag Jr. (D-Dist. 10, Warren , Bristol , Tiverton) sponsored the first bill in the Senate and Sen. Louis P. DiPalma (D-Dist. 12, Middletown , Little Compton, Newport , Tiverton) is slated to introduce the second bill’s Senate companion. n Bill to cut minimum corporate income tax Legislation was introduced that would reduce the state’s minimum income tax for corporations from $500 to $250. n ‘Katie’s Law’ bills introduced in both chambers Legislation known as “Katie’s Law,” which would require collection of a DNA sample from anyone arrested for a crime of violence. The bills have been referred to their respective Judiciary committees. Currently, the state requires collection of a DNA sample only from individuals convicted of a felony. n Internship tax credit program proposed In response to recommendations from the Rhode Island Partnership
Project, which was established to address the skills gap in the state, legislation was introduced to create the “Rhode Island Internship Tax Credit Act” to make tax credits available to companies that employ college students or recent graduates through an internship program. n Bill targets SNAP fraud Rep. Arthur J. Corvese has filed legislation aimed at combating trafficking of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits, formerly known as food stamps. The legislation would make it a felony to buy or sell, or attempt to buy or sell, food assistance benefits, and would punish perpetrators with up to five years in prison. n Bill takes aim at marine debris Backed by environmental advocacy groups, legislation was introduced that would give producers of consumer products some responsibility for the recycling or disposal of their products’ packaging, in large part to reduce the amount of packaging waste that winds up in the ocean.
Local General Assembly officials: Sen. Louis P. DiPalma (D-Dist. 12, Little Compton, Middletown, Newport, Tiverton); President of the Senate, M. Teresa Paiva Weed (D-Dist. 13, Newport, Middletown); Rep. Marvin Abney (D-Dist. 73, Middletown, Newport); Rep. Deborah Ruggiero (D-Dist. 74, Jamestown, Middletown) Rep. Peter F. Martin (D-Dist. 75, Newport), Rep. Linda Dill Finn (D-Dist. 72, Newport, Middletown, Portsmouth)
For What It’s Worth
Mr. Santi: I found this old bottle in our basement. It has a picture of the Stone Mill and the words Faerber and Newport. Is it worth anything? — Lester B.
The Newport Energy and Environment Commission (NEEC) is once again setting up recycling bins, marching in the March 16 St. Patrick’s Day parade and collecting recyclables afterwards. The NEEC is seeking other businesses all along Thames Street and America’s Cup to join in the morning after the parade. To help or for more information, contact Toni Ciany, commission member at 401-924-3616.
Lester: Your bottle dates from the early 20th century, probably a little before WWI. It is a soda bottle used by Peter Faerber & Sons. They were located at 24 Bath Road in Newport ( phone # 230) and manufactured carbonated beverages such as “Iron Brew Lemon Soda” -“Pear Cider” - “Sarsaparilla” – “Jersey Cream”. The firm was established in 1847 and used high grade distilled well water. Though not very valuable, not a lot of these bottles have survived. As a Newport collectible it has a value of about $25.
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The RI Hospitality Association (RIHA) will offer a ServSafe® Food Safety Manager’s Full Certification class at New England Institute of Technology in Warwick on Tuesday, Feb. 19 and 26 from 8 a.m. – 5p.m. The two day ServSafe® Food Safety Training Program fulfills the Rhode Island Department of Health’s Sanitation Certification requirement for all food service licenses. The program is appropriate for restaurant owners, managers, kitchen staff and wait staff. The ServSafe® Program, a nationally recognized program offered by the National Restaurant Association, is the restaurant and foodservice industry’s preeminent food safety training program. ServSafe® is recognized and accepted by more federal, state, and local jurisdictions than any other food safety program. RIHA offers monthly ServSafe® certification classes and quarterly Food Safety Managers courses that satisfy Rhode Island state requirements; the Food Safety Managers courses don’t renew a ServSafe® certificate. The cost to attend is $180 for RIHA members and $200 for nonmembers, plus a $15.95 processing fee. To register contact RIHA at 401223-1120.
During the period from Monday, Jan. 28 through Sunday, Jan. 27 the Newport Fire Department responded to a total of 144 calls. Of those, 72 were emergency medical calls, resulting in 63 patients being transported to the hospital. Additionally, 7 patients refused aid once EMS had arrived. Fire apparatus was used for 144 responses: • Station 1 - Headquarters/Rescue 1 and 3responded to 53 calls • Station 1 - Engine 1 and 3 responded to 51 calls • Station 2 - Old Fort Road Rescue 2 responded to 33 calls • Station 2 - Old Fort Road Engine 2 responded to 23 calls • Station 5 - Touro Street/Engine 5 responded to 45 calls Specific situations fire apparatus was used for include: 1 - Vehicle fire 1 - Cooking fire, confined to stovetop 2 - Carbon monoxide incidents 6 - Water problems / steam leaks 3 - Electrical wiring / equipment problems 13 - Assist public calls 12 - Fire alarm sounding - no fire 8 - Fire alarm malfunction - no fire 59 - Engine assist on EMS call In the category of fire prevention, the department performed 4 smoke alarm inspections for house sale, 14 life safety inspections, and provided 11 fire system plan reviews. Fire Prevention Message: Nearly 13,000 children are injured each year in the U.S. as a result of top-heavy furniture falling on them. Over the last ten years, injuries resulting from unsteady flat screen televisions falling on children has risen 31 percent. Mount or strap your flat screen TV to the wall in order to reduce the risk of it toppling off the stand. If you have a heavy, old-style cathode ray tube (CRT) TV place it on a low, stable piece of furniture. Additionally, secure tall furniture such as dressers and hutches with brackets, braces or wall straps to secure them as well. —Information provided by FM Wayne Clark, ADSFM
Potter Pet U The February Potter Pet University program is Wildlife Rehabilitation in Rhode Island. It is presented by Chi Chan, DVM, Wildlife Rehabilitators Association of RI on Wednesday, Feb. 20, from 6 - 7 p.m. at the Alletta Morris Education Center at the Potter League, 87 Oliphant Lane, Middletown. Find out what resources are available to help injured and orphaned wildlife in Rhode Island. Information will be provided to help us live harmoniously with our wild friends. Free and open to the public. Potter Pet U is for humans only; please leave animals at home.
Diabetes Support Group A diabetes support group, facilitated by a certified diabetes educator from the Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties, is offered monthly on the 2nd Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m., at the Edward King Center, 35 King St., Newport. No registration or doctor’s referral is required. It is free and open to all who are living with diabetes. For more information call 682-2100, ext 1631.
Newport Police Log During the period from Monday, Jan 28 to Monday, Feb. 4, the Newport Police Department responded to 589 calls. Of those, 171 were motor vehicle related; there were 152 motor vehicle violations issued and 19 accident reports. The police also responded to a shots fired call on Feb. 1 at the Festival Field Apts., 49 home/ business alarm calls, 16 incidents of vandalism, 14 noise complaints, 8 animal complaints, and conducted 20 school security checks. (Rogers - 7, Triplett - 4, Cranston-Calvert - 4, Coggeshall 3, Thompson - 1, MLK Center - 1) They transported 7 prisoners, responded to 3 suicide calls, provided escort for 3 funerals, recorded 2 instances of assisting other police departments and 9 other agencies. In addition, 19 arrests were made for the following violations: n 6 arrests were made for outstanding bench or district court warrants. n 2 arrests were made for breaking & entering: 1 arrest on Malbone Rd., and 1 arrest at the Newport Housing Authority on York St. n 2 arrests were made for domestic simple assault. n 1 arrest was made for simple assault. n 1 arrest was made for larceny from a vehicle. n 1 arrest was made for robbery. n 1 arrest was made for possession of marijuana. n 1 arrest was made for possession of crack cocaine. n 1 arrest was made for vandalism. n 1 arrest was made for disorderly conduct. n 1 arrest was made for a trespassing. n 1 arrest was made for failure to register as a sex offender.
Lego Club The Jamestown Library Lego Club will meet on Thursdays, Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 3 - 4 p.m. in the Meeting Hall. The Club is for kids of all ages, though children under 7 must always be accompanied to the library by an adult. Call 423-7280, email jamlibkids@ gmail.com or visit the library to register. You must register for each week that you plan to attend.
Pre-K Playgroup The Newport Pre-K Playgroup welcomes new members, children ages 2-5. This mothers group will meet at the Newport Recreational Center (The Hut) every Wednesday and Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It is fun and educational for the kids while giving mothers a few hours of free time each week. The cost is $35 a month. For more information call Callie at 401-924-0692 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Chris Demchak, a professor in the Strategic Research Department at the U.S. Naval War College and co-director of the Center for Cyber Conflict Studies, will speak on cyber security on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2 pm at the Newport Art Museum. Dr. Demchakâ€™s talk, â€œHow Cyberspace has Changed War: The Emerging Struggle for Cyber Power through Resilience and Disruption,â€? is part of the Museumâ€™s 2013 Winter Speaker Series. Cost to attend is $10 for members, $15 for non-members and $6 for students. Advance ticketing is available at 401-848-8200, or online at www. NewportArtMuseum.org.
Kim Fuller, Meditation Guide, and Nicole Robinson, Licensed Massage Therapist will give a healing practices seminar on Wednesday, Feb. 13 from 6:45 - 8:45 p.m. in the Newport Public Library Program Room. Come hear about and experience mindfulness meditation and the practice of sitting and walking with peace. Bring a cushion and a shawl or blanket. Additionally, this session introduces you to massage therapy through presentation, demonstration and discussion. Massage therapy involves manipulating the soft tissues of the body in order to promote relaxation and healing. The presentation is sponsored by The Learning Center at Channing Memorial Church. Free and open to the public. For more information call the Channing Church office at 846-0643.
The Potter League is offering a â€œstaycationâ€? vacation camp Tuesday, Feb. 19 - Friday, Feb. 22 for children in Grades 2 - 6. Campers will join the adoption task force and learn about the animals, create projects to keep them happy and healthy, and brainstorm ways to help them find that â€œpurrfectâ€? new home. Each day will involve animal-themed games, activities, crafts, guest speakers, and time with animal friends. Grades 2 and 3 meet from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and Grades 4, 5 and 6 meet from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Enrollment is $60. For more information or to register for camp, contact Anastacia Southland, AnastaciaS@PotterLeague. org or 401-846-0592 x120.
All area high school students are invited to attend a career day field trip Feb. 14 to the Raytheon Seapower Capability Center in Portsmouth. The trip is being orgainzed by the Newport Couinty Mentor/Co-op Group. Students should sign up with their guidance counselors to participate in the trip. They will be picked up at their high schools by bus and returned to the schools after the field trip ends at 1 p.m.
NCCMHC Annual Meeting The Newport County Community Mental Health Center (NCCMHC) will hold its 49th annual meeting on Feb. 25 at the Atlantic Beach Club. Board Officers will be elected, Consumer Achievement awards, and Outstanding Community Service Awards will be presented. This yearâ€™s guest speaker will be J. Clement Cicilline, NCCMHC President & CEO. Public welcome to attend. For further information call 8461213, Julie Weinberg ext. 103.
Fireworks Kick Off Opening Night The Newport Winter Festival, â€œNew Englandâ€™s Largest Winter Extravaganza,â€? returns to the City-bythe-Sea February 15-24, marking its silver anniversary. To celebrate this milestone and kick off 10 days of non-stop food, festivities, music and fun, residents and visitors will be treated to a fireworks spectacular over Newport Harbor on Friday, Feb. 15 at 6:30 p.m. (rain date Feb. 16). â€œWhat started off as a small, local affair has grown into one of the biggest winter festivals in the Northeast,â€? said Evan Smith, president and CEO of Discover Newport. â€œWith more than 150 events for kids, adults, and everyone inbetween, the Newport Winter Festival has become our destinationâ€™s signature winter event. We encourage people to gather downtown on opening night to enjoy our dynamic restaurants and unique shops while taking in what promises to be an exhilarating fireworks display.â€? Newport Winter Festival buttons, which offer special discounts at local businesses including restaurants, retailers and all official festival events, are available for purchase at the Newport Visitors Center at 23 Americaâ€™s Cup Avenue (open daily 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.) as well as many hotels and retailers throughout Newport. Visit www. NewportEvents.com/winterfest for additional details and a complete event calendar.
Open Houses at the Opera House The Opera House Board of Directors invites the public to â€œOpen House at the Opera Houseâ€? every Monday in February from 5:30 6:30 p.m. Tour the Opera House, 19 Touro St., and get an update on renovation and programming plans. If Monday afternoons donâ€™t work for you, give Dominique Alfandre a call at 847-4470 to set up a tour.
Love in the Great Outdoors How do animals woo in the wild? Itâ€™s not with candles, love notes, and soft music. Join Norman Bird Sanctuary staff on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 6 - 7 p.m. for â€œLanguage of Love.â€? Discover the bizarre and fascinating world of animal courtship and mating rituals during this tasteful but not-so-romantic Valentineâ€™s Day tribute. You will hear stories of gender changing, moon walking, bachelor pads, and more. The program also includes a live animal presentation with NBSâ€™ bearded dragon. This program is appropriate for ages 12 and up. The cost is $4 for members and $7 for nonmembers. For more programming information, visit www.NormanBirdSanctuary. Advance registration and payment required. To register, call 401-846-2577.
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t's heartening to see the amount of progress being made by local education reform advocates who are seeking to develop a socalled STEAM academy on Aquidneck Island. Standing for "Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math," STEAM is a relatively new concept in alternative learning environments, where the arts are placed on equal footing as more science-based curriculums. The City of Newport would do well to embrace the plan. While such schools tend to upset traditional public school departments, diverting funding and in some cases, top students, they should be considered in a broader context. As a community, we have a vested interest in our future generations. Getting beyond the politics is critical if we are to ensure that our children receive the best education possible. If, in some cases, that means attending a charter school, then we should be mindful of what is in their best interests. Should Newport's STEAM academy take flight, we hope City Hall will do whatever it takes to find a permanent facility for what very well could become a great asset for luring young families to our community. At the same time, one cannot help but think that, as in business, a little competition could be good for everyone. Already, Newport boasts some rather impressive alternative learning programs. From the Newport Public School's Career and Tech center to the Met School, students here are encouraged to seek out and develop their talents beyond "The Three R's." That, by all accounts, is a good thing. During a presentation at Rhode Island School of Design in Providence on Friday evening, Twitter founder Jack Dorsey heralded the school's innovative approach to learning and predicted great things from the audience of students and recent graduates. As it happens, RISD is considered by education innovators to be at the forefront of the national STEAM movement, and organizers for the Newport County STEAM Academy are hoping to take full advantage of their resources. Even though it’s early days yet, the prospect of locating a STEAM academy on the island is a testament to the education advocates in our midst, and should be supported. Who knows? In embracing STEAM, we could not only be positioning Newport as a leader in alternative education, but also as an incubator for our next generation of entrepreneurs.
WADK Parent Sold By Tom Shevlin Newport's AM talk radio station, WADK 1540, and its sister broadcast station, 98.3 FM, have been sold. According to trade journal reports, the two signals were purchased by 3G Broadcasting, Inc.for $800,000. Operated by Astro-Telecommunications, WADK 1540 and Variety 98.3 have been island mainstays for years. Details of the sale, which is contingent on approval from the Federal Communications Commission, were not immediately available, however WADK General Manager Robert Melfi said on Wednesday that he expects to be able to release a statement some time in early April. "We can't comment at this time," Melfi said. According to FCC records, 3G Communications, Inc. currently operates several radio stations in Florida's Gulf Coast area. However, it principals, Bonnie and Kenneth Gomes, have ties to Rhode Island. Radio industry website AllAccess. com was first to report the sale. On the air since 1948, WADK has carved a niche as a go-to source of local news, information, and opinion.
During election season, candidates from across the political spectrum from school committee to congress can often be heard over the airwaves both in radio advertisements as well as on-air appearances as part of the station's original local talk programming. WADK began as WRJM, named for the initials of its original owners, Irene Reeny and John Malloy. Its first broadcast home was located above the old Conrad's Shoe Store at 204 Thames St. (now home to Sunglass Hut). After changing hands twice, the station took on its current call letters of WADK in 1953, signaling its dedication to Aquidneck Island. It was during those early years that the station launched is popular Open Forum program, a freewheeling discussion hour which invites listeners to call in and talk about the news of the day. Over the last 60 years, the station has changed hands a total of eight times, and through it all, it's been able to keep its local bent, helping to shape Aquidneck Island's distinct island identity. If the deal goes through, it will be up to the new owners to determine the station's future direction.
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Current members of the Middletown Council are: Richard Adams, Paul Rodrigues, Bruce Long, Robert Sylvia (vice president), Theresa Santos, Christopher T. Semonelli (president), Barbara VonVillas.
Liquor License Transferred By Jonathan Clancy
At its regular meeting on Monday, Feb. 4, the Middletown Town Council approved a the transfer of a Class A alcoholic beverage license from MEGLAN, LLC doing business as Country Liquor Mart to Beach Liquors, LLC doing business as Beach Wine and Liquors, for use at the same premises. The Council also began discussion on the Newport National Golf Club’s application for a retailer’s Class BV alcoholic beverage license for the 2012-2013 year. The golf club’s legal representative, Robert Silva, had just begun to take questions from the Council about the license, when Town Solicitor Michael Miller reminded the council that the public hearing on the issue is scheduled for Mar. 4. On a request from Councilor Richard Adams, the council voted to defer discussion on a resolution regarding straight-party voting during non-primary elections to
the next council meeting. The council also scheduled a strategic planning meeting for Mar. 18 at 6 p.m. to be held at Town Hall regarding the budget. During the public forum, the council heard comments and questions from Middletown resident Dennis Turano regarding the need for a new fire station. “Is now the right time?” Turano asked. Turano also asked if there was any “errors and omissions” insurance for the Esplanade project, which may cost the town an estimated $6 million upon its completion. “In my business, if I have a $3 million project and it turns out to be $6 million, I have errors and omissions insurance,” Turano stated. Before giving the council a chance to respond, Turano then asked where the money came from to fund the new radio mast at the fire station. “The tower was funded by the state,” Brown replied.
Councilor Pushes for Stricter Gun Laws By Tom Shevlin
Following through on a promise made in the wake of the Newtown, Conn. school shooting, City Councilwoman Jeanne-Marie Napolitano is hoping that her fellow council members will support a resolution urging state and federal leaders to pass meaningful gun safety legislation. Spurred on by the events in Newtown, in which the lives of 20 students and six adults were tragically cut short, Napolitano said that the time has come for local leaders to speak out on an issue which is normally regarded in a distinctly national context. In a resolution which she plans to include at the council's Feb. 13 meeting, Napolitano writes "tragedies at schools, such as Columbine, Virginia Tech, and Sandy Hook, bring to the forefront the need to protect our most vulnerable citizens, our children and school personnel, from gun violence." She further notes that there has
been "widespread support among those who own guns, and those who do not, for the recommendations that include: the banning of assault weapons and high capacity magazine clips of more than ten rounds; reporting of the sale of large quantities of ammunition to the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms (ATF); requiring background checks on all gun purchasers, including those purchased at gun shows" as well as a number of other recommendations. In addition to endorsing President Barack Obama's executive actions related to curbing gun violence on a federal level, Napolitano also sees a need for improvements to the state's gun laws. As she notes in the resolution, the State of Rhode Island currently does not have a centralized database system in place to identify all legitimate gun registrations. Napolitano is hoping that by bringing the issue to the fore, General Assembly leaders will take up
the cause and commission their own study on how to more effectively balance the rights of gun owners with public safety. However, according to Napolitano, not everyone is supportive of her efforts. Already, she said on Tuesday, she has received a number of e-mails from individuals opposed to placing additional restrictions on gun ownership. "No one wants to take away anyone's guns," Napolitano said. But, she said, assault-style weapons and high capacity magazines need to be looked at for the potential threat they could pose in the hands of the wrong people. However, with gun sales soaring and the ranks of the NRA ballooning by over 250,000 in recent weeks, Napolitano says that she anticipates opposition to take root. In the meantime, she said, she's hoping to simply start a dialogue here on the local level.
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Founding members Mike Cullen, Kirsten Klanian, and Barbara McGann. (Photo by Meg O'Neil) Academy in Marlborough in 2005. McGann says her goal is to create the premier model STEAM School for the state of Rhode Island. To do that, the Newport STEAM Academy aims to use fabrication labs to foster manufacturing skills, science labs, and to become a “very hands on, real world, problem solving school." Partnering and collaborating with other area schools and universities such as the Rhode Island School of Design and Salve Regina University, as well as local businesses, will be key to the success of the STEAM Academy, McGann said. “The jobs that our kids are going to have aren’t even invented yet,” she says. “It used to be acceptable to prepare children with basic skills to go on to college and then join the workforce. That’s just not enough anymore in a global economy. We’ve got to be graduating critical thinkers and problem solvers.” McGann said she has a simple formula that will allow for the STEAM Academy to succeed: “Most importantly, you’ve got to have powerful, positive relationships through the school – from the janitors to the school leader. You’ve got to make sure there is a caring, loving adult in the life of every single child.” Operating as an independent charter school and open to all students in Newport County, the STEAM Academy would not belong to the Newport Public School District, but would operate independently under the governance of an appointed board. The STEAM Academy already is seeking a school principal. Once they have been ap-
proved by the Department of Education, new charter schools can receive funding up to $400,000 to help develop curriculum and to make building updates. With no collective bargaining or teacher unions or teacher seniority, McGann said that charter schools are able to operate with “tremendous freedom and flexibility.” In exchange for that flexibility, the Rhode Island Department of Education has higher expectations from charter schools compared to their public school counterparts. “The Department of Education expects you to outperform the public school districts that send students to the charter school – which we intend to do,” she said. According to Councilman Semonelli, if charter schools do not exceed their set standards within five years, the schools are forced to close. “This is an aggressive undertaking, and we have to exceed the standards. Ultimately, the students will benefit from that,” he said. The Newport Country STEAM Academy would be like a public school in that there is no tuition. Instead, designated public funds follow the child. The per pupil cost varies from district to district. Newport has one of the highest per pupil costs in the state, hovering around $20,000. The STEAM Academy has received initial planning approval from the Department of Education, but final word on their March 1 proposal is not expected for several months. If the Department declines the STEAM Academy proposal, the charter school can resubmit a proposal by December 1.
Opinions Vary on Charter Schools' Value Because of the way funds are allocated to charter schools, public opinion on them tends to be mixed. Speaking for himself, Newport School Superintendent John H. Ambrogi said that he is generally not a fan of charter schools. “I feel charter schools siphon off muchneeded money for public education, and I think if people focused more on public schools that exist, and were more active and aggressive in terms of their involvement, then we could achieve what people in charter schools are trying to achieve.” However, Ambrogi also pointed out that if the STEAM Academy could be a “game changer” in
terms of a forecast in future enrollment for Newport public schools. “Everyone has been clamoring about how the new Pell School is not large enough … the proposed charter school could have a substantial impact on our numbers,” Ambrogi said. With approximately 2,200 currently enrolled in Newport public schools, Ambrogi said he is concerned with the impact a charter school in Newport could have on an already small district. For Middletown Councilman Chris Semonelli, the idea of charter school on Aquidneck Island and available to all students in the county makes sense, especially after regionalization efforts have so
often failed. “By the time the public school budget money goes through all the filters and reaches the students, the money just isn’t there ... I’m not taking anything away from our current teachers – they’re just encumbered with regulations and it ties their hands. Our objective is to untie their hands,” he said. “The STEAM Academy will give us the flexibility that I’ve been trying to accomplish from across the table with school committees.” The community is invited to attend an open house at the Newport Boys & Girls Club at 95 Church St. on Wednesday, Feb. 13. At 5:30 p.m., McGann will provide an overview of the school. Childcare and refreshments will be provided.
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facility at 95 Church St. on Historic Hill by September 2014. To start, the school will cater to elementary aged students through grade 8, adding a high school grade level in subsequent years at a separate location somewhere on Aquidneck Island. Looking even further ahead, the school could also add a grade 13 to offer students an Associates’ Degree by partnering with area colleges. If approved, it will become the 17th charter school in the state, and be part of a growing movement nationally to recast education. In recent years, charter schools across the country that had come to be known as STEM schools have pushed towards a STEAM model – paying particular mind to the intersection of art and design and how they relate to with business and technology. The Newport County STEAM Academy plans to use the Boys & Girls Club building during school hours. The building will continue to operate as the Boys & Girls Club in the afternoon as an after school facility. Boys & Girls Club Executive Director Joanne Hoops said the partnership will allow for the after school program to continue what they do now. “This is a great opportunity for us to work directly with teachers and support what they’re doing during the school day and gear our after school activities to be a continuation of what was learned during class,” she said. The Boys & Girls Club will be used to house the lower elementary classrooms. Space for upper grade levels is still being sought. Classroom space may be available at the Corporate Park in Middletown, or the possibility exists of using one of the existing elementary schools in Newport that will be closed when the new Pell Elementary School opens this fall. A team of founding members began planning for the Newport County STEAM Academy last year as a community effort. Two of them are Barbara McGann and Middletown Councilman Chris Semonelli. McGann, a Newport native and retired Navy Rear Admiral, was previously the assistant superintendent of Boston Public Schools, CEO of the Marlborough, Mass. public schools and most recently founded the Advanced Math and Science
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INVEGA® SUSTENNA® helps control your symptoms when received as a once-monthly injection given by your healthcare professional as part of your overall treatment plan. Be sure to see Christian’s story at InvegaSustenna.com. In a study of people taking INVEGA® SUSTENNA®, common side effects in the treatment of schizophrenia were reactions at the injection site, sleepiness, dizziness, feeling of inner restlessness, and abnormal muscle movements, including tremor (shaking), shuffling, uncontrolled involuntary movements, and abnormal movements of the eyes. This is not a complete list of all possible side effects. Ask your doctor or treatment team if you have any questions or want more information.
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INVEGA® SUSTENNA® (paliperidone palmitate) is used for the treatment of schizophrenia. IMPORTANT SAFETY INFORMATION INVEGA® SUSTENNA® is not approved for the treatment of dementiarelated psychosis in elderly patients. Elderly patients who were given oral antipsychotics like INVEGA® SUSTENNA® in clinical studies for psychosis caused by dementia (memory problems) had a higher risk of death.
One risk of INVEGA® SUSTENNA® is that it may change your heart rhythm. This effect is potentially serious. You should talk to your doctor about any current or past heart problems. Because these problems could mean you’re having a heart rhythm abnormality, contact your doctor IMMEDIATELY if you feel faint or feel a change in the way that your heart beats (palpitations). Atypical antipsychotic drugs have been associated with metabolic changes that can increase cardiovascular/cerebrovascular risks. These changes may include: High blood sugar and diabetes have been reported with INVEGA® SUSTENNA® and similar medicines. If you already have diabetes or have risk factors such as being overweight or a family history of diabetes, blood sugar testing should be done at the beginning and during the treatment. The complications of diabetes can be serious and even life-threatening. Call your doctor if you develop signs of high blood sugar or diabetes, such as being thirsty all the time, having to urinate or “pass urine” more often than usual, or feeling weak or hungry.
INVEGA® SUSTENNA® and similar medicines can raise the blood levels of a hormone called prolactin, and blood levels of prolactin remain high with continued use. This may result in some side effects including missed menstrual periods, leakage of milk from the breasts, development of breasts in men, or problems with erection. If you have a prolonged or painful erection lasting more than 4 hours, seek immediate medical help to avoid long-term injury. Call your doctor right away if you start thinking about suicide or wanting to hurt yourself. INVEGA® SUSTENNA® can make some people feel dizzy, sleepy, or less alert. Until you know how you are going to respond to INVEGA® SUSTENNA®, be careful driving a car, operating machines, or doing things that require you to be alert. This medicine may make you more sensitive to heat. You may have trouble cooling off or be more likely to become dehydrated. Be careful when you exercise or spend time doing things that make you warm. Some medications interact with INVEGA® SUSTENNA®. Please inform your healthcare professional of any medications or supplements that you are taking. INVEGA® SUSTENNA® should be used cautiously in people with a seizure disorder, who have had seizures in the past, or who have conditions that increase their risk for seizures. Inform your healthcare professional if you become pregnant or intend to become pregnant during therapy with INVEGA® SUSTENNA®. Do not drink alcohol while you are taking INVEGA® SUSTENNA®. If you have any questions about INVEGA® SUSTENNA® or your therapy, talk with your doctor. You are encouraged to report all side effects of prescription drugs to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088. Please see the Medication Guide for INVEGA® SUSTENNA® on the next page.
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Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) is a rare, but serious and sometimes permanent side effect reported with INVEGA® SUSTENNA® and similar medicines. Call your doctor right away if you start to develop twitching or jerking movements that you cannot control in your face, tongue, or other parts of your body. The risk of developing TD and the chance that it will become permanent is thought to increase with the length of therapy and the total dose received. This condition can also develop after a short period of treatment at low doses, but this is less common. There is no known treatment for TD, but it may go away partially or completely if the medicine is stopped.
INVEGA® SUSTENNA® and similar medicines have been associated with decreases in the counts of white cells in circulating blood. If you have a history of low white blood cell counts or have unexplained fever or infection, then please contact your doctor right away.
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Information for Patients and Caregivers INVEGA® SUSTENNA® (paliperidone palmitate) Extended-Release Injectable Suspension Important Information This summary contains important information about INVEGA® SUSTENNA® for patients and caregivers and has been reviewed by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Read this information carefully and talk to your doctor or treatment team if you have any questions about INVEGA® SUSTENNA®. Keep this information handy so that you can refer to it later if you have any questions. Ask your doctor or treatment team if there is any new information that you need to know about INVEGA® SUSTENNA®. This summary does not contain all the information about INVEGA® SUSTENNA®. It does not take the place of talking with your doctor. What is INVEGA® SUSTENNA®? INVEGA® SUSTENNA® is a type of prescription medicine called an atypical antipsychotic given as an injection by a healthcare provider. INVEGA® SUSTENNA® is used to treat symptoms of schizophrenia. INVEGA® SUSTENNA® can also be used to lessen the chance of your schizophrenia symptoms from coming back. How does INVEGA® SUSTENNA® work? Schizophrenia is believed to be caused when certain chemicals in the brain are not in balance. Not all people with schizophrenia have the same symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms of schizophrenia may include: • Seeing, hearing, or sensing things that are not there (hallucinations) • Believing that what other people say are not true (delusions) • Not trusting others and feeling very suspicious (paranoia) • Avoiding family and friends and wanting to be alone The exact way INVEGA® SUSTENNA® works is not known. INVEGA® SUSTENNA® is thought to help restore the balance of these chemicals in the brain, and has been shown to help many people manage their symptoms of schizophrenia. It may take some time before your symptoms of schizophrenia start to improve. Remember that INVEGA® SUSTENNA® is one part of your overall treatment plan. It is important to keep all your appointments so you can get your treatments on time and your treatment team can check your progress. What is the most important safety information I need to know about INVEGA® SUSTENNA®? INVEGA® SUSTENNA® is not approved for the treatment of dementia-related psychosis in elderly patients. Elderly patients who were given oral antipsychotics like INVEGA® SUSTENNA® in clinical studies for psychosis caused by dementia (memory problems) had a higher risk of death. Who should not use INVEGA® SUSTENNA®? INVEGA® SUSTENNA® is not approved for the treatment of elderly patients who have a diagnosis of psychosis related to dementia. Do not take INVEGA® SUSTENNA® if you: • Are allergic to paliperidone (INVEGA® Extended-release Tablets) or any other ingredient in INVEGA® SUSTENNA®. Ask your doctor or pharmacist for a list of these ingredients. • Are allergic to risperidone (RISPERDAL®). What should I tell my doctor before starting INVEGA® SUSTENNA®? 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How often is INVEGA® SUSTENNA® given? INVEGA® SUSTENNA® is a long-acting medicine that a healthcare professional will give you by injection. This means that you do not have to take this medicine every day. When you receive your first dose of INVEGA® SUSTENNA® you will need to get a second dose one week later. After that you will only need to get a dose once a month. Your doctor or healthcare provider will give you the injection into the upper arm or buttocks. People usually feel some pain or discomfort. In clinical studies, most patients reported the injections became less painful over time. What if I miss an injection of INVEGA® SUSTENNA®? It is very important to keep all your appointments and get your injections on time. If you think you are going to miss your appointment, call your doctor or treatment team as soon as you can. Your doctor or treatment team will decide what you should do next. What if I stop receiving INVEGA® SUSTENNA®? If you stop coming for your injections, your symptoms may return. You should not stop receiving injections of this medicine unless you have discussed this with your doctor. What are the possible side effects of INVEGA® SUSTENNA®? As with any medicine, INVEGA® SUSTENNA® may cause side effects in some people. If you think you are developing a side effect, always discuss this with your doctor or treatment team.
Common side effects of INVEGA® SUSTENNA® include: • Reactions at the injection site • Sleepiness • Dizziness • Feeling of inner restlessness • Abnormal muscle movements, including tremor (shaking), shuffling, uncontrolled involuntary movements, and abnormal movements of the eyes Other important safety information Neuroleptic Malignant Syndrome (NMS) is a rare, but serious side effect that could be fatal and has been reported with INVEGA® SUSTENNA® and similar medicines. Call the doctor right away if you develop symptoms such as a high fever, rigid muscles, shaking, confusion, sweating more than usual, increased heart rate or blood pressure, or muscle pain or weakness. Treatment should be stopped if you are being treated for NMS. Tardive Dyskinesia (TD) is a rare, but serious and sometimes permanent side effect reported with INVEGA® SUSTENNA® and similar medicines. Call your doctor right away if you start to develop twitching or jerking movements that you cannot control in your face, tongue, or other parts of your body. The risk of developing TD and the chance that it will become permanent is thought to increase with the length of therapy and the total dose received. This condition can also develop after a short period of treatment at low doses but this is less common. There is no known treatment for TD but it may go away partially or completely if the medicine is stopped. One risk of INVEGA® SUSTENNA® is that it may change your heart rhythm. This effect is potentially serious. You should talk to your doctor about any current or past heart problems. Because these problems could mean you’re having a heart rhythm abnormality, contact your doctor IMMEDIATELY if you feel faint or feel a change in the way that your heart beats (palpitations). High blood sugar and diabetes have been reported with INVEGA® SUSTENNA® and similar medicines. If you already have diabetes or have risk factors such as being overweight or a family history of diabetes, blood sugar testing should be done at the beginning and during the treatment. The complications of diabetes can be serious and even life-threatening. Call your doctor if you develop signs of high blood sugar or diabetes, such as being thirsty all the time, having to urinate or “pass urine” more often than usual, or feeling weak or hungry. Weight gain has been observed with INVEGA® SUSTENNA® and other atypical antipsychotic medications. If you notice that you are gaining weight, please notify your doctor. Some people may feel faint, dizzy, or may pass out when they stand up or sit up suddenly. Be careful not to get up too quickly. It may help if you get up slowly and sit on the edge of the bed or chair for a few minutes before you stand up. These symptoms may decrease or go away after your body becomes used to the medicine. INVEGA® SUSTENNA® and similar medicines have been associated with decreases in the counts of white cells in circulating blood. If you have a history of low white blood cell counts or have unexplained fever or infection, then please contact your doctor right away. INVEGA® SUSTENNA® and similar medicines can raise the blood levels of a hormone called prolactin and blood levels of prolactin remain high with continued use. This may result in some side effects including missed menstrual periods, leakage of milk from the breasts, development of breasts in men, or problems with erection. If you have a prolonged or painful erection lasting more than 4 hours, seek immediate medical help to avoid long-term injury. INVEGA® SUSTENNA® can make some people feel dizzy, sleepy, or less alert. Until you know how you are going to respond to INVEGA® SUSTENNA®, be careful driving a car, operating machines, or doing things that require you to be alert. This medicine may make you more sensitive to heat. You may have trouble cooling off or be more likely to become dehydrated. Be careful when you exercise or spend time doing things that make you warm. Do not drink alcohol while you are taking INVEGA® SUSTENNA®. This is not a complete list of all possible side effects. Ask your doctor or treatment team if you have any questions or want more information. Other information to share with your doctor Call your doctor right away if you start thinking about suicide or wanting to hurt yourself. How can I get the most benefit from my INVEGA® SUSTENNA® treatment? • Remember to keep all your appointments. You need to receive your INVEGA® SUSTENNA® treatments on time and your treatment team needs to check your progress. If you are going to miss an appointment, call your doctor’s office right away so you can get your next dose as soon as possible. • Keep a list of questions. Discuss this list with your treatment team at your next visit. Your treatment team wants to know how the medicine is working so they can give you the best care possible. • Be patient. It may take some time before your symptoms of schizophrenia start to improve. • Follow the plan developed by you and your treatment team. Remember that INVEGA® SUSTENNA® is one part of your overall treatment plan. Where can I find more information about INVEGA® SUSTENNA®? This is a summary of important information about INVEGA® SUSTENNA®. If you have any questions about this information, talk with your doctor or treatment team. You can also visit the website at www.invegasustenna.com or call the tollfree number at 1-800-JANSSEN (1-800-526-7736) for more information about INVEGA® SUSTENNA®. Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Titusville, NJ 08560 © Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. 2009 August 2012 K01PM121001P
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Naval Community Briefs
Gaines Nominated for Board of Education
MWR Vacation Family Fun Lent at the Chapel of Hope The Morale, Welfare and Recreation Department will host two days of family fun at its Blizzard of Fun Winter Carnival at Gym 109 on Wednesday, Feb. 20 and Thursday, Feb. 21 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. There will be arts and crafts, inflatable bouncies, games, concessions and live entertainment. Toe Jam Puppet Band will perform on Wednesday and there will be a food demonstration on Thursday. Admission is $5 and children 3 and under are free. For more information, call 401-841-3127.
Ombudsman Training The Fleet and Family Support Center, (bldg. 1260) will hold Ombudsman Training Feb. 1113, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. The Navy Family Ombudsman is a critical communication link between the commanding officer and families. This workshop provides the basic knowledge necessary to be an effective representative of the command and advocate for family members. For more information or to register, call 401-8416923.
The Chapel of Hope will observe Ash Wednesday, Feb. 13 with Roman Catholic Mass at 2 p.m. and a Protestant service at 6 p.m. During Lent, the chapel will offer midweek Soup and Salad Lenten Studies on Wednesdays, Feb.20 - March 20 with soup at 6 p.m., followed by “The Path to the Cross” study at 6:30 p.m. For information, call the Chapel of Hope at 401-841-2234.
Blood Drive There will be a base-wide blood drive at Gym 109 on Wednesday, Feb. 27 from 4 to 7 p.m. in the basketball court area. All hands are urged to roll up their sleeves to help a shipmate, friend or neighbor.
NOSC Board Meeting The Newport Officers’ Spouses’ Club Board will hold a meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 13 at the Seaview Lanes, MWR Bowling Center, 6-8 p.m. The meeting is open to the general membership. Members wishing to address the board are invited to contact the president to be placed on the agenda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
NUWC Employee Honored Norman Kowalski, a technical program manager at Naval Undersea Warfare Center Newport, has been selected as the winner of a 2013 Copernicus Award. This award, sponsored by the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard, the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association and the U.S. Naval Institute, recognizes the extraordinary contributions of professionals in the command, control, communications, computers and intelligence (C4I) information systems and information technology fields in the naval services. Kowalski, who works in the Undersea Warfare Combat Systems Department, serves as the technical program manager of the Submarine Local Area Network (SubLAN) program, a key enabler in providing network-centric war-
fare for Navy submarines, network paths for C4I, administrative and tactical information distribution, as well as network services to onboard subsystems. The SubLAN program, deployed on most U.S. submarines, provides a reliable, high-speed, multi-enclave Local Area Network and provides network-based collaboration services. Kowalski has led SubLAN since its inception in 1998 to today's fleet-wide implementation and support. His management and technical expertise have been essential to the program's success. A resident of Portsmouth, Kowalski holds a bachelor of science degree in mathematics from the U.S. Naval Academy and a master of science in information systems management from Salve Regina University.
By Meg O’Neil
Navy Seeks Wind Energy Study Comments Naval Station Newport held an open house Thursday, Jan. 31 at the Community College of Rhode Island to present the results of studies that were prepared to support the installation’s Environmental Assessment for the use of Wind Energy. The event was attended by approximately sixty members of the community and media. Public comment is being sought on the process and will be accepted until Feb. 15. The slides displayed at this event are now available for review online at: www.cnic.navy.mil/Newport. To access the information, click on the “Operations and Management” tab, then “Environmental Support” and it will take you to the page with all of the information gathered in support of this assessment. The slides from the open house can be found towards the bottom of the page clearly marked “Posters from Public Meeting (January 31, 2013).” They will open in pdf format. The public comment period on this process will remain open until midnight, Friday, Feb. 15. Comments should be submitted via US Mail to: Naval Station Newport, Environmental Department, Attn: Shannon Kam, 1 Simonpietri Dr., Newport, RI 02841 Emailed comments will also be accepted but they must be signed and submitted as a pdf document in order to insure authenticity. Email comments may be sent to email@example.com. For more information, contact the installation Public Affairs Office at 401-841-3538.
St. Michael’S country Day School
75th Anniversary Community Lecture Series Preparing Children for Success in a 21st Century World
AN EvENINg wIth RoNAN FARRow: Educating our Youth for global Citizenship
tuesday, February 12th, 7pm Ronan Farrow, is a writer, human rights lawyer and diplomat. He is one of the world’s foremost experts on youth uprisings, having served as the United States’ first envoy on youth issues, led the Obama administration’s response to the Arab Spring revolutions, and founded the State Department’s Office of Global Youth Issues for Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. Born to movie star parents, Mia Farrow and Woody Allen, Farrow started on his path to success early, enrolling at Bard College at 11 and becoming its youngest ever graduate at 15. He was subsequently one of the youngest students ever admitted to Yale Law School at age 16, and one of the youngest State Department appointees on record at 21. At 23, he was awarded the renowned Rhodes scholarship. Farrow gained notoriety as a youth activist, as one of the leaders of the American student movement on atrocities in Darfur.
Reservations recommended: www.smcds.org/rsvp or 849-5970 x300 Lecture presentation is free and open to the public. Children welcome! Recommended for ages 10 and older.
St. Michael’s Country Day School | 180 Rhode Island Avenue, Newport
Newport School Committee vice-chair Jo Eva Gaines is one of Governor Lincoln Chafee’s 11 nominees for the new Rhode Island Board of Education. Her nomination now awaits approval from the Senate. Gaines described the new board as a “super school committee for the state,” saying the Board of Education would essentially be responsible for all decisions and policies regarding education in the state ranging from kindergarten through high school and higher education. Last year, the General Assembly voted to dissolve the Board of Governors for Higher Education and the Board of Regents for Elementary and Secondary Education, and combine the two with a newly formed Board of Education. Gaines, a previous member of the Board of Regents from 1985 to 2005, said the governor, legislature, and the two education boards wanted to combine into one, all-encompassing board. “When I was on the Board of Regents, we talked a lot about articulation between the two boards,” Gaines said. “There was always one pointing the finger of blame … the higher education would blame the lower education. Secondary education would blame elementary education for things and we need to stop that. If there’s going to be any meaningful articulation, it’s only going to come from one combined board.” Gaines said she became aware
of her nomination (she has an idea of who nominated her, but isn’t positive) after she returned home from a recent Newport School Committee policy meeting and saw she had a voicemail on her answering machine. “It said, ‘This is Linc Chafee…’ and I said ‘Yeah, right!’” Gaines initially dismissed the message as a prank phone call. “But the more I listened to the message, Gov. Chafee said he wanted to talk to me about the new Board of Education. So I called him back, and the rest is history.” The Senate Education Committee will begin hearings for six of the 11 appointees on Wednesday, Feb. 6. Those six are: Colleen Callahan of Cumberland; Patrick Guida of Barrington; Lawrence Purtill of Narragansett; Michael Bernstein of East Providence; Michael Grande of Warwick; and William Maaia or East Providence. Hearings for Gaines and the four other nominees, including chairwoman Eva Marie Mancuso, have not yet been scheduled. In other school news, the Newport School Committee will meet for their regular monthly meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m. in room 924 of the Newport Area Career & Technical Center at Rogers High School. Among the topics discussed that evening will be the school committee’s goals for the next two years, and initial steps in the hiring process of a new school superintendent when John H. Ambrogi retires in Jan. 2014. As always, the public is invited to attend.
Tourism Board Favors Marriage Bill By Meg O’Neil A bill that would allow same-sex marriages in Rhode Island has received support from Discover Newport, the county’s main tourism and hospitality board, representing Aquidneck Island, Jamestown, Bristol, Warren, Tiverton, Little Compton, and Barrington. Discover Newport President and CEO Evan Smith said the organization is hopeful that the legislation will pass, as he believes it would cause a “significant increase” in business across the nine towns. On Jan. 24, the bill was passed by the House of Representatives, 51-19. It now faces a more divided Senate Judiciary Committee, chosen by Senate President and Newporter Teresa Paiva-Weed, an opponent of same-sex marriage. Smith said that he has not directly reached out to Paiva-Weed to express the board’s support of the legislation, but the hospitality industry is “100 percent” behind the bill. “We see that there’s a trend across the United States and the world for how destinations are positioning themselves to attract the very lucrative gay and lesbian market,” Smith said. “When you look at demographic surveys, gay and lesbian travelers are seeking a place that is full of museums, art, food, and culture … and Newport is very consistent in those offerings,” Smith said. “It’s a weird oxymoron to say
that you’re welcome to visit us, but you can’t get married here.” If the marriage bill is passed, Smith said it could create a huge boost in the local wedding market in terms of lodging, florists, transportation, etc. “Their market share is going to go way up,” he said. “There seems to be a lot of hope and excitement around this.” (In 2011, civil unions between gay and lesbian couples became legal in Rhode Island, but since then, only five civil unions have been performed in Newport.) Several area wedding industry vendors have also indicated their support of the legislation. Mark Gervais, the general manager of the Hotel Viking, said if the legislation were to pass, the hotel could expect to see the yearly number of weddings and receptions it hosts double. The Viking currently hosts roughly 70 wedding receptions a year. “We’re the only state in New England that doesn’t allow same sex weddings, so Rhode Islanders are leaving the state to have marriages performed elsewhere,” Gervais said. John Karchner, General Manager of the Hyatt Regency hotel also says he supports the legislation. “We have hosted several samesex wedding celebrations over the past few years, and we are looking forward to the possibility of being able to share our beautiful location and venue to all who are looking to legally marry.”
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What’s In, What’s Out in Real Estate By Ross Cann In the world of real estate, trends come and go, as they do in other spheres. The Urban Land Institute is one of the leading associations for the real estate industry, and in its recent annual report, it identifies a number of trends that are largely driven by higher energy costs, a desire to address global warming, and a difficult economic climate: IN: Close proximity to work; OUT: Long commutes IN: Urban Living; OUT: Golf communities IN: Bikable and walkable com munities; OUT: Suburbs requiring constant use of cars IN: Mixed Use Zoning; OUT: single use zoning IN: Infill development; OUT: Greenfield development IN: Authentic historic design; OUT: Contemporary pastiche of styles For Newporters, this list should be very welcome, since it describes much of the housing stock within the city. The “New Urbanism” planning philosophy is beginning to have a major impact on the design of new housing and neighborhoods across the country. As part of the Newport Art Mu-
Hidden Treasures The 21st annual Newport Symposium, Hidden Treasures, will be held Sunday, April 28 to Wednesday, May 1, in the historic houses and buildings of Newport. Presented by The Preservation Society of Newport County, with support from National Trust Insurance Services; U.S. Trust, Bank of America Private Wealth Management; and Christie's, the Newport Symposium is an international forum for the study and discussion of a diverse range of arts and historical issues. The audience consists of academics, collectors, museum directors and curators, and art dealers. The 2013 Newport Symposium will explore rare and fine objects, from finely crafted chairs and Old Master drawings to exquisite porcelain from all corners of the globe. What far away palaces, villas and temples are yet to be discovered? What great works of art, furniture, silver and jewelry are sitting in the vaults of great museums, private collections and libraries that have never been seen? Lectures will examine the most remote, hard-tosee historic sites and the remarkable stories of art treasures that were lost and then reclaimed. Lectures, tours, receptions, and dinners will take place in various historic buildings in Newport, as well as the Hotel Viking. For further information, email Symposium@ NewportMansions.org, or call 8471000 ext 154. Admission is $500 for Preservation Society members, $550 for non-members. Students who wish to attend lectures only may register for $150. Student admission is valid for the lectures only. Students must be in a degree or certificate program and provide a copy of their valid student ID or letter of support from their institution. The Newport Symposium Scholarship Fund has been established to assist museum professionals and graduate students interested in attending the Symposium. For information on how to apply, visit www. NewportMansions.org.
The home above is an example of an infill development project.
TO GO WHAT: “Urban Living” lecture WHERE: Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave. WHEN: Sat., Feb. 9, 2 p.m. seum Winter Lecture Series, there will be a lecture on this subject on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. “Newport as a Model of Urban Living: New Lessons from Old Cities” will be given by architectural historian John Tschirch, who is Director of Museum Affairs for the Preservation Society of Newport County. The cost
Nominations for Most Endangered Properties Each year, the Providence Preservation Society (PPS) assembles the Most Endangered Properties List to highlight historic resources that are endangered by threats such as neglect, deterioration, demolition, development, insufficient funds, and adverse public policy. Historic Preservation Awards, on the other hand, recognize significant contributions to the preservation of Providence's historic resources. The Preservation Society strives to foster effective solutions by making the public aware of the problems, motivating constructive action, and connecting resources to those properties that need them most. In the past, positive steps have been taken toward preservation after a property is placed on the Most Endangered Properties List. A number of projects involving buildings once on the Most Endangered Properties List have received a Preservation Award following successful rehabilitations - including renovations of the Fox Point Bath House, the William H. Dyer House, and the Mowry-Nicholson House. PPS relies on the public to help identify both threatened historic resources and admirable preservation projects in Providence. If you know of a building that is threatened, or a project that has brought new life to a building, please complete an online nomination form available at www.ppsri.org. For additional information, contact Paul Wackrow, Advocacy & Education Coordinator, at (401) 8317440 or visit online at www.ppsri. org.
to attend is $10 for Museum members and $15 for non-members. The Newport Museum is located at 76 Bellevue Avenue, across from Touro Park. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about the characteristics of our community which make it a model for other communities.
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Elizabeth Norton, MS, LMFT Appointments Available: firstname.lastname@example.org • 401-486-5633
Cann is an historian, urban planner, educator and practicing architect living and working in Newport.
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Garden Tour Learn about the distinguished design history of Rough Point’s landscape while enjoying exquisite gardens and breathtaking views. Experience the creation of Frederick Law Olmsted, renowned father of landscape architecture, who designed the grounds. The tour covers a period 250 years ago when this part of Newport was farmland. It traces Newport's development as a premier vacation spot as reflected in this beautiful property. Tour offered May 21 and June 25, space is limited. Contact Liz at 846-4152 or email@example.com.
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CALENDAR Thursday February 7
“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., 401-847-0292, www.RedwoodLibrary.org. Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather weekly to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 5 p.m., free. Annual Meeting Aquidneck Land Trust’s 23rd Annual Meeting, Atlantic Beach Club, 53 Purgatory Road, Middletown, 6 p.m., free, space is limited, 401849-2799 x18.
Friday February 8
Nature Storytime Norman Bird Sanctuary hosts nature-themed storytime, “The
Bugliest Bug,” for preschoolers ages 3 and up, 583 Third Beach Rd. Middletown, 10 a.m., members $3, non-members $6, 401-846-2577. Computer Workshop Intermediate Excel, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 10:30 a.m., registration required, 401847-8720 x208. Open Studio Space available for individual art projects, own supplies required, Edward King House, 35 King St., 1-3 p.m. Movies at King House Free screening of recent releases, 1 p.m., Edward King House, 35 King St., 1p.m. Have A Heart Cocktail Party and Auction Major fundraiser for the Potter League at the Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Ave., preview party and auction beginning at 5:30 p.m., $85 with reservation, $100 at door, or auction only beginning at 6:30 p.m., $60 with reservation, $75 at door, 401-846-0592,www.PotterLeague.org.
Executive Directors’ Dinner Fundraiser for the Norman Bird Sanctuary, dinner cooked by NBS Executive Director and Island Moving Co. Executive Director, 6 p.m., 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, $55/$100 per couple, advance reservations only, 401-846-2577. Improv Comedy Interactive comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401-8493473, www.FirehouseTheater.org.
Saturday February 9
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. Clean Ocean Access Meet to clean up Easton’s Beach, 12-2 p.m., bring your own cup and Empire Coffee & Tea will provide coffee and cocoa, wear boots and gloves, www.CleanOceanAccess. org.
Chinese New Year Storytime Kids ages 4 and up celebrate the Year of the Snake with stories and crafts, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 1 p.m., free but registration required, 846-1573. Stress Busting Tips Health coach Robin Lassy discusses how to reduce stress in your life to recharge body and mind, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m. Winter Lecture Series Architectural historian John Tschirch, director of museum affairs for the Preservation Society of Newport County, will present “Newport as a Model of Urban Living: New Lessons From Old Cities,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., members $10, non-members $15, students $6, reception, 401848-8200, www.NewportArtMuseum.org. An Afternoon of Poetry Origami Poems Project with Ocean State Poets at Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 3 p.m., open mic.
An Evening with Raptors Spend the evening around the fire and meet the Norman Bird Sanctuary’s raptors, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 7 p.m., adults only, members $20, non-members $25, reservations required, 846-1573. Improv Comedy 8 p.m. See Friday, Feb. 8 for details.
Sunday February 10
Chamber Music Concert Musica Dolce will present “An Afternoon with the Romantics,” Channing Church, 135 Pelham St., 2 p.m., $20 adults, $10 students, children under 12 are free, wwwMusicaDolce.org. Music in Jamestown Friends of the Jamestown Library present The Accidental Sisters, with guests Matt and Judy Bolles, 26 North Rd., 3 p.m., www.JamestownPhilomenianLibrary.org.
Monday February 11
Tax Time Free assistance at the Edward King House, 35 King St., 11 a.m.-4 p.m. An Evening with Ann Hood Author Ann Hood will discuss her experience writing “The Knitting Circle,” Bazarsky Lecture Hall, O’Hare Academic Center, Salve Regina University, 6 p.m.
Tuesday February 12
Pre-K Storytime Storytime for preschoolers at the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., public welcome, free, drop in. Visiting Nurse Services Nurse available at the health kiosk to answer your health questions, Edward King House, 35 King St., 11 a.m.-noon. Book Chat Tuesday Book Group will discuss “What We Talk About When We Talk About Anne Frank,” by Nathan Englander, read the book and be ready to participate, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 1 p.m., 401-847-8720. Afterschool Art Create paper mache works of art, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., ages 5+, free but registration required, 401-8461573. Teen Crafts Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 6:30 p.m., 401683-9457, www.PortsmouthLibrary.org. An Evening with Ronan Farrow Global youth activist Ronan Farrow will speak on “Educating our Youth for Global Leadership,” St. Michael’s Country Day School, 180 Rhode Island Ave., 7 p.m., free, ages 10+, reserve at 401-849-5970 x300. Geezers at Empire Join acoustic folk musicians at Empire Tea & Coffee, 22 Broadway, 7:30 p.m., 401-619-1388.
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N e w p o r t W i n t e r F e s t i v a l FESTIVITIES. FOOD. FUN.
Winter Fest Weekend Highlights The Newport Winter Festival marks its 25th anniversary beginning next week with a “Silver Sparkle Celebration.” The 10-day festival is filled with dozens of events for the whole family and takes place Feb. 15-24 at locations throughout Newport County. Here are some highlights to put on your calendar now (for details, see the Winter Fest website, newportevents.com/ winterfest:
Friday, Feb. 15 7:30 p.m.: Family Entertainment- Ventriloquist & Magician, Hyatt Regency, Goat Island. Steve Zany puts on a fast-paced, cutting-edge show filled with hilarious magic, lively ventriloquist
characters and surprises. Zany has performed at the White House in Washington and won Nickelodeon’s Parent’s Picks award.
Saturday, Feb. 16 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.: Ice Sculpting Demonstration, 12 Long Wharf Mall. Ice sculptors wield their chisels, chainsaws, blow dryers and power sanders as they create masterpieces. Don’t miss these spectacular works of ice! 11 a.m.-3:30 p.m.: The 18th Annual Chili Cook-Off presented by Samuel Adams, Newport Harbor Hotel & Marina. 49 America’s Cup Ave. Area restaurants and caterers compete to see who has the best chili in town. Bring your appetite,
sharpen your taste buds, and join in the fun as you choose your favorite chili.
East Main Road, Middletown Bailey T’s, 12 Long Wharf Mall, Newport Clements Marketplace, East Main Road, Portsmouth Cookie Jar, Bowen’s Wharf, Newport Hampton Inn & Suites, 317 West Main Road, Middletown Hotel Viking, One Bellevue Avenue, Newport
Winter Festival Three Sensational Shows!
Draw the Line
All Star Comedy
Aerosmith Tribute Band
Ken Rogerson with Special Guest Frank Santorelli
Relive the Revolution!
TICKETS: NewportWinterFestival.com Newport Visitors Center
401. 847. 7666 (Ask for VIP Packages)
Sunday, Feb. 17 7-9 p.m.: Winter Community Concert with the Rhode Island Wind Ensemble, Newport Marriott Atrium, 25 America’s Cup Ave. Enjoy a dynamic performing group of more than forty skilled professional and amateur musicians. The group includes a wide repertoire of music: orchestral transcriptions, opera and symphonic pieces, ethnic, contemporary and traditional band, jazz, musical and movie themes.
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Hyatt Regency, Goat Island, Newport Marriott Residence Inn, 325 West Main Road, Middletown Mole Hole of Newport, 21A Long Wharf, Newport MWR ITT at the Newport Navy Base Newport Gateway Center, 23 America’s Cup Avenue, Newport Newport Marriott Gift Shop, 25 America’s Cup Avenue, Newport Shaw’s Supermarket, East Main Road, Middletown Walgreens, East Main Road, Middletown “Button up” this winter and sample nachos, appetizers, specialty beers, and more.
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Our specially-priced Valentine offers include: • Makeup Application $35 Reg $50 • Airbrush Tan $28 Reg $38 • Brazilian Wax $40 Reg $55 • Hydrating Facial $65 Reg $85 Valid until February 15, 2013 Free Farmhouse Fresh bath soak with any Farmhouse Fresh or Valentine’s Day treatment purchase
CALENDAR Wednesday February 13
Book Chat Newport Library hosts open book discussions at Harbor House, 111
See CALENDAR on page 18
7th Annual Pay It Forward Sale
Cartography Lecture Cartographic art historian Christina Connett, RISD, discusses the deliberate decisions in made in mapmaking, displaying only what is necessary to communicate a particular objective, and examines different types of historic maps, their uses and impact, Rosecliff, 540 Bellevue Ave., 11 a.m., members free, non-members $5, advance registration strongly suggested, 401-847-1000 x154.
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Welcome! Chinese Year of the Snake By Bettie J. Sarantos The oldest and most important festival in China is the Spring Festival known in the West as the Chinese New Year. The date is determined by the lunar/solar calendar, so the date of the holiday varies from late January to mid-February. It arrives with the second new moon after the Winter Solstice. Like the West, the East has a zodiac but the Eastern system has a cycle of twelve years, instead of months. Each year has its own particular animal. On Feb. 10, 2013 we say farewell to the Year of the Dragon and hello to the Year of the Snake. It ends on Jan. 30, 2014. According to one Chinese legend, Buddha established the zodiac many centuries ago when he attempted to restore order to the affairs of the world by inviting all of the animal kingdom to a summit conference but only twelve beasts came. He named the years after them in the order in which they arrived – Rat, Oxen, Tiger, Rabbit, Dragon, Snake, Horse, Goat, Monkey, Rooster, Dog and Pig. Each animal presides over an entire year, and all of the events that occur are influenced by the special characteristics of the animal. In the West, most people dislike snakes. But the snake in Chinese Astrology is associated with wisdom and beauty. They are considered refined, cunning, suspicious, intuitive, curious, sensual, self-contained, elegant and very good with business and financial matters. Notable Snakes: John F. Kennedy, Jackie Kennedy Onassis, J. Paul Getty, Tony Blair, Mahatma Ghandi, Mao-Tse Tung, Yasser Arafat, Franklin Delano Roosevelt, Pablo Picasso, Franz Schubert, Andre Previn,
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Bettie Sarantos’ Chinese red snake and calligraphy Chinese symbol for snake. Oprah Winfrey, Cole Porter, Princess Grace, Stephen Hawking, Audrey Hepburn, Sarah Jessica Parker, Brad Pitt, Abraham Lincoln, Henri Matisse and Greta Garbo. It is believed that all things are possible in the Year of the Snake, and that we will see important developments in technology and science. We must watch out for delusion and deception. Before signing documents of any kind, evaluate and research carefully. A top priority this year is to control spending and save money. Many customs and traditions are associated with the Chinese New Year. All debts from the old year are paid, children receive red packets decorated with gold symbols and filled with “lucky money.” The home is cleaned thoroughly sweeping away any bad luck that may have
accumulated over the past year. Doors and window panes are decorated, and fresh spring flowers are a must. A very important celebration is that of food. There are a lot of symbolic foods. For example: noodles uncut represent a long life, and an orange sounds like “Ji” which means good luck. A whole chicken symbolizes family togetherness, and fish is served whole symbolizing a good beginning and ending for the coming year. Fireworks also are a must as it is believed that good spirits love them and bad spirits fear them. Bettie J. Sarantos is a Newport artist and teacher of Oriental Brush Painting. She has traveled to China several times and is a member of the Spring Bull Gallery and associate director for the Roger King Gallery of Fine Art.
Newport Gallery Night The Newport Gallery Organization will kick off their thirteenth season and the New Year with Newport Gallery Night on Thursday, Feb. 14. Venture out to the Bellevue Avenue, Spring Street and Thames Street areas to see a variety of galleries and Newport’s finest art. Over 20 galleries will be open on Gallery Night from 5 to 8 p.m., each with something unique to offer. Spring Bull Gallery will host the 20th Annual Fakes & Forgeries, an unusual show where artists offer their own interpretations of wellknown works. The recently-opened Gallerie Ellipsis, located at 159 Prospect Hill St., is a space dedicated solely to student artwork and will feature the Rhode Island Scholastic Art
Award Portfolio Winners exhibit. The Redwood Library will showcase an exhibition entitled “To Arrive Where We Started,” by Peter Eudenbach. It uses a variety of ways to create a connection between the past and the present. This particular exhibit relates to the library’s mission to “perpetuate the dissemination of knowledge and the exploration of ideas.” The Newport Art Museum will offer free admission that evening. For more information about Newport Gallery Night and the Newport Gallery Organization, visit www.NewportGalleries.org. Free parking is available downtown at the Newport Visitors’ Center as well as uptown at the Newport Art Museum.
Cristin Searles installation, “Float” at St. George’s School Hunter Gallery. Exhibition dates: Feb. 6 through March 8. An opening reception with the artist, free and open to the public, will be held on Thursday Feb. 7, from 6:30 7:30 p.m. Sunset Reflection” photo by Portsmouth High School student Kristen Kemper.
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Estella Miller’s portrait drawings of notable figures in black history will be displayed at the Newport Art Museum through Feb. 15. Included is a portrait of the late U.S. Supreme Court justice Thurgood Marshall.
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Traditions Make Valentine’s Day Special By Shawna E.M. Snyder On a frigid, single-digit day, my two girls and I transformed our dining room table into a crafting hub that even Martha Stewart might envy. Strewn about were ribbons, jewels, tissue paper, stickers and glitter glue in a variety of red and pink hues that we would use to decorate our Valentine’s Day cards and mailboxes. My three-year-old was in charge of the stickers; I took on the gluing and cutting tasks; and my five-year-old purposefully assumed what she called “detail duty” to ensure that each recipient would have a personalized Valentine. Midway through of creating our cards, my youngest daughter let out a dramatic sigh and said, “Making clementine’s [Valentine’s] is hard work!” Once our cards were completed, we took a well-deserved break to read “Arthur’s Valentine,” written by Marc Brown, to inspire us to decorate our Valentine mailboxes. Upon completion, our boxes were radiant with shining jewels and glitter galore. We will store our cards there until we’re ready to exchange them on February 14 with our friends, family and teachers. I have found that special days like Valentine’s have taken on a magical quality now that I have two young children. As a family, we make such occasions special by creating our own traditions, teaching values of respect, love and creativity. At my daughter’s school, Cranston-Calvert Elementary School, her teacher Diane McBrier, says that on Valentine’s Day, stu-
dents are allowed to bring in cards to celebrate classroom community and friendship: “Right before Valentine’s Day, we decorate a bag for receiving the Valentines. The children learn to value the friendships they have formed throughout the year. The 100th day of school and Valentine’s Day are always close together, so we also count out 100 seeds to give the birds a Valentine treat. Giving Valentines, at this age, is just as much fun as receiving a Valentine.” To make your own homemade Valentine’s mailbox, you can use shoeboxes, coffee cans, tissue boxes, paper bags, or cereal boxes. Then, you can dress them up with paint, glitter, pom-poms, doilies, lace, felt, wrapping paper and lots of other adorable decorations that you may find around the house. St. Valentine’s Day began as a celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better sol-
Stay on Message with Roses Roses are the universal symbol of love, so it makes sense that they’d be the most popular floral gifts on Valentine’s Day. But roses come in many hues. Which to choose? Check out this rose-color primer to be sure you’re sending the message of love you intend: RED: In flower language, these say, “I love you.” They are the most popular color for Valentine’s Day giving. YELLOW: Yellow roses indicate friendship and freedom rather than romance. That makes them good choices to send your congratulations. PALE PINK: This color conveys grace, gentleness, and gratitude. LIGHT PINK: These express fun and happiness, like a party. DARK PINK: These mean “Thank you.” They have also come to be associated with the fight against breast cancer.
LILAC: This rare color means love at first sight. WHITE: Pure white roses symbolize truth and innocence. They also can mean, “I miss you.” PEACH: Appreciation and gratitude. CORAL: Desire. ORANGE: Enthusiasm and desire. COMBINATIONS OF COLORS: White Roses + Yellow Roses mean harmony. Red Roses + Yellow Roses: happiness and celebration. Red Roses + White Roses: bonding and harmony. A SINGLE RED ROSE: This means “I love you,” but I can’t afford a dozen. SINGLE ROSE OF ANY OTHER COLOR: “I thank you, but this is what my budget allows.
Newport Panera Bread is among 11 cafes in the area participating in “Cookies for Kids” campaign until Valentine’s Day where 10 percent of the proceeds from every freshly baked Valentine cookie sold will go directly to Children’s Friend which is based in Providence.
diers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing the injustice of this law, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine’s actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. According to another legend, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “Valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl – possibly his jailor’s daughter, who visited him during his confinement. Legend states that before his execution, he wrote “from your Valentine” as a farewell to her. Valentine’s Day is first referenced in print in Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The parlement of foules [The Parliament of Fowls],” circa 1381: “For this was Saint Valentine’s day, when every bird of every kind comes to this place to choose his mate.” By the 15th century, Valentine’s Day had evolved into a tradition in which lovers expressed their love for each other with flowers, confections, and greeting cards. Last year, retail sales for Valentine’s Day contributed around $17.6 billion to the U.S. economy, according to the National Retail Federation. So, whether you make your own Valentines or opt for a Hallmark version, join in on the fun. Your secret admirer awaits. Shawna E.M. Snyder, a Doctor of Acupuncture, also a Newporter and mother of two young girls.
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Controversial ‘Zero Dark 30’ is Riveting By Patricia Lacouture When “Zero Dark Thirty” star Jessica Chastain accepted the “Best Actress in a Drama” Golden Globe Award, she held up the trophy and paid homage to director Kathryn Bigelow saying that Bigelow has done more for women’s roles in Hollywood than anyone in the business. The film, a fictionalized account of a CIA operative named Maya (Chastain), has received criticism for what some critics have called a “pro-torture” stance. The film has also received positive reviews including that from “Time” magazine’s Richard Corliss, who calls it “a police procedural on the grand scale” as well as a “damned fine” movie. Critic Katey Rich, of “The Guardian,” praises the film as “one of the most intense and intellectually challenging films of the year.” This critic is inclined to agree with both Corliss and Rich, as I found the film riveting, pulse-quickening and flawlessly crafted. The cinema verite style, including the use of documentary-style hand-held cinematography to let us see what those Rangers saw through night vision goggles, requires a finely-honed grasp of the art and craft of cinema. Bigelow has never made traditional “women’s pictures.” She leaves the weepy love stories to adaptations of Nicholas Sparks’ novels. Her filmography shows a virtuoso filmmaker totally in command of the tools at her disposal. In 1987, she made “Near Dark,” a vampire/ Western horror film. “Point Break” (1991) featured Keanu Reeves as a
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rookie FBI agent and Gary Busey as his veteran partner. They go undercover in the surfer community to find criminals. 1989’s “Blue Steel,” stars Jamie Lee Curtis and Ron Silver, with Curtis playing a NYPD rookie facing formidable foes. Last year, Bigelow became the first woman to win the “Best Director” Oscar, a category in which she was up against her ex-husband, James Cameron (for “Avatar”). She won it for her film, “The Hurt Locker.” A talented painter, Bigelow earned her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute and later did graduate studies in film theory and analysis at Columbia University. Her eye for composition pays off in visually stunning films. As for that charge of “Zero Dark Thirty” taking a pro-torture stance, I say: Bigelow’s film is screened primarily through Maya’s eyes, and
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I have never been good at writing obituaries, so, out of respect to my publisher and my readers, I shall keep this as brief as possible. Essentially, there are two movies currently playing that you need to avoid like the flu: “Movie 43” and “Gangster Squad.” These movies offend in different ways, but, oh, my goodness, do they ever offend. I had held out hope for “Movie 43,” because producer and codirector Peter Farrelly, (yes, of the Rhode Island Farrellys) has done some very funny work, from “Dumb and Dumber” to “Fever Pitch,” which centers on the story of the Red Sox enjoying their first “impossible season.” It looked bleak for these guys when they directed “The Three Stooges,” but I thought they were worth taking another chance on. “Movie 43,” which is making my migraine worse as I write, has 12 different story lines, each more offensive than the other. What could be so offensive? Well, I can’t even describe the bathroom humor. Mind you, even I—after twenty-plus years of reviewing films for this publication—was fooled by
the caliber of the cast. I saw the names Dennis Quaid, Kate Winslet, Hugh Jackman, Uma Thurman and (it pains me to type this) Richard Gere. I figured: So it will be a little silly, but actors like this don’t want to make junk. Wrong! If potty humor isn’t enough to convince you to stay away from this film, there’s a plot line involving a guy who is so in love with his cartoon cat that he makes women run away. Then there’s the anatomically correct female MP3 player called the iBabe, which comes equipped with a cooling fan that has injured the fingers of young boys exploring their new gizmo. If I had purchased a beverage, I might have wondered if I had been slipped a hallucinogen. In spite of its offensive nature, “Movie 43” didn’t make me angry. It makes me a bit sad, but not frothing with rage. Nope. There’s a movie out there that made me completely outraged. I need to preface this with saying that I have gone on record, in this very publication, a number of years ago with my anti-censorship stance. But “Gangster Squad” is
Maya, who wants bin Laden’s head on a platter, looks away during the torture sequences. Bigelow’s background in film analysis and theory would have taught her that the main character sets the tone for the film’s conscience. Maya is determined and clearly has moral issues with torture. I’d venture that this makes Bigelow’s film a realitybased movie with an anti-torture message. The title “Zero Dark 30” is a military term for a half hour past midnight, a fitting title for an operation carried out in the utmost secrecy. Patricia Lacouture teaches film studies at Salve Regina University . She completed her graduate studies in film at Boston University.
making me rethink that position. The premise is that a gangster named Mickey Cohen (Sean Penn) is trying to take control of Los Angeles. An idealistic police officer (Josh Brolin) is assigned to take out Cohen’s crew by any means necessary. In the wake of the Connecticut school shootings, rapid fire machine guns make me feel uneasy. Violence that leaves corpses strewn in the streets makes me queasy. And, when a movie celebrates shooting, shooting and more shooting, it makes me sick. Even the handsome face of Ryan Gosling was no solace. For heaven’s sake, don’t waste your money on either of these excursions into idiocy. Instead, see one of the Oscar contenders—all worthy films. Or, see “Quartet,” which stars Maggie Smith as an aging opera singer who teams with elderly musicians in an attempt to save their lovely retirement home. Ahhhhh… I feel my migraine easing up already. Let’s celebrate life, as “Quartet” does, and not throw money at foolish products that make Hollywood look smarmy and gun-happy.
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For more information about these restaurants, please see their display ads found on the pages of this week’s edition of Newport This Week. 1) Ben’s Chili Dogs, 158 Broadway, Newport 2) Norey’s, 156 Broadway, Newport 3) Fifth Element, 111 Broadway, Newport 4) Salvation Cafe, 140 Broadway, Newport 5) The Deli, 66 Broadway, Newport 6) Pour Judgement, 32 Broadway, Newport 7) Rhumbline, 62 Bridge St., Newport 8) Brick Alley Pub, 140 Thames St., Newport 9) Busker’s Irish Pub, 178 Thames St., Newport 10) Aloha Cafe, 18 Market Square, Newport 11) The Wharf Pub, 31 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport 12) Fluke Wine Bar & Kitchen, 41 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport 13) Diegos, 11 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport 14) Clarke Cooke House, Bannisters Wharf, Newport 15) O’Brien’s Pub, 501 Thames St., Newport 16) Thai Cuisine, 517 Thames St., Newport 17) One Bellevue, Hotel Viking, Newport 18) La Forge Casino Restaurant, 186 Bellevue Ave., Npt. 19) Pasta Beach, 7 Memorial Blvd., Newport 20) Canfield House, 5 Memorial Blvd., Newport 21) The Chanler’s Spiced Pear, 117 Memorial Blvd., Npt. 22) Atlantic Grille, 91 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown
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Valentine Chocolate Party Children ages 6+ celebrate Valentine’s Day with special crafts, treats, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 3:30 p.m., free but registration is required, 401-847-8720 x204. Architecture Lecture Dr. Dietrich Neumann, Royce Family Professor for the History of Modern Architecture and Urban Studies at Brown University, will discuss “The Structure of Light: The Illumination of Modern Architecture,” Bazarsky Lecture Hall, O’Hare Academic Center, Salve Regina University, 4:30 p.m. Teen Chocolates Teens make chocolate treats, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 5-6 p.m., 401-847-8720 x206. STEAM Academy Open House Learn about the proposed Charter School at the Boys and Girls Club 95 Church St., Newport, 5:30 p.m.
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Valentine’s Day Luncheon Lunch, entertainment, raffles, Edward King House, 35 King St., noon, $5, limited seating, reserve by noon Feb. 12., 401-846-7426. Eight Bells Lecture The Eight Bells Lecture Series presents Dr. David Skaggs on “Oliver Hazard Perry: Honor, Courage, and Patriotism in the Early U.S. Navy, examining how Perry’s conduct set the standard as the embodiment of the code of honor and courage under fire and made him a symbol of patriotism to his fellow officers and to the American public, Naval War College Museum, 12 p.m., free and open to the public but advance reservations required, limited seating, 401-841-2101. Valentine’s Day Craft and Sweet Treats Party Read a Valentine’s story and make crafts to take home, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., ages 3+, free but registration required, 401-846-1573. “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., 401-847-0292, www.RedwoodLibrary.org. Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather weekly to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown
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Legislative Breakfast Chamber of Commerce and Newport Daily News host breakfast with our local legislators, Best Western Mainstay Inn, 151 Admiral Kalbfus Rd., 8-10 a.m., breakfast and networking will start at 8 a.m. and the presentation will begin at 8:30 a.m., 401-847-1608 or kathleen@NewportChamber.com.
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Middletown VFW – Karaoke, DJ Papa John, 8:30 p.m.
newportFILM Screening of “Love, Marilyn,” introduced by Adam Braver, author of the recently-released novel “Misfit,” on Monroe’s last days, Jane Pickens Theater, 6:30 p.m. and 8:45 p.m., $12, www.newportFILM.com.
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Chess Group Weekly gathering for chess players, Empire Tea & Coffee, 22 Broadway, 7:30 p.m., 401-619-1388.
Hyatt Five 33 Lounge–Dave Manuel, 4-6 p.m. LaForge Casino Restaurant–Dave Manuel on Piano, 7-11 p.m. Middletown VFW – Karaoke, DJ Papa John, 8:30 p.m. Narragansett Cafe – The Smokin’ Toads, 9:30 -1 Newport Blues Cafe–D2, 9:30 p.m.
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Sunday, February 10 Fastnet Pub – Traditional Irish Music, 5-9 p.m. Clarke Cooke House – Bobby Ferreira, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Narragansett Cafe –Robin Soares & Friends Blues, 1-4 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub – Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. The Fifth Element–Mike Warner & Friends, 12-3 p.m.
Monday, February 11 Fastnet Pub–The Ubiquitones, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge–Stu Krous, 9 p.m. One Pelham East -The Criminals The Fifth Element–Melissa Woolverton
Tuesday, February 12 Fastnet–”Blue Monday” The Wharf Pub–Acoustic Open Mic, 7 -10 p.m.
Wednesday, February 13 Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Grand Karaoke, 8 p.m. Norey’s – Tricky Bitches Sardella’s – Dick Lupino, Debra Mann, Jeff Fountain, 7-9:30 p.m.
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CALENDAR Discover Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of revolution and the struggle for religious liberty. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11 a.m., 401-841-8770. Open Studio Space available for individual art projects, own supplies required, Edward King House, 35 King St., 1-3 p.m. Movies at King House Free screening of recent releases, 1 p.m., Edward King House, 35 King St., 1p.m. “The Help” Newport Public Library offers free screening of “The Help” in observance of Black History Month, 300 Spring St., 2:30 p.m. Lantern Tour of Colonial Newport Feel transported through time to the heyday of this thriving colonial metropolis on a lantern-lit stroll through Newport’s Historic Hill. Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 4:30 p.m., 401-841-8770. Artists Reception Rhode Island State Council for the Arts Fellowship Exhibition opens at the Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Rd., 6-9 p.m., free. Fireworks Winterfest kicks off with fireworks over Newport Harbor, 6:30 p.m., rain date Feb. 16.
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$10, non-members $15, students $6, reception, 401-848-8200, www. NewportArtMuseum.org.
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.
Teen Movie Screening of “Labyrinth,” Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 2 p.m., grades 6-12, 401-683-9457, www.PortsmouthLibrary.org.
Golden to Gilded Walking Tour Explore the social history and architecture of Newport from the Golden Colonial Era to the Gilded Age, Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11 a.m., 401-841-8770.
Redwood Book Group Meet to discuss Lillian Hellman’s book, “Pentimento,” and watch “Julia,” the film based on it, all welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., 401-847-0292, www.RedwoodLibrary.org.
Newport Bridal Show Bridal expo featuring area wedding professionals, Rosecliff and OceanCliff, 11 a.m.-4 p.m., advance ticketing available at www..NewportBridalShow.net.
“Scrimshaw Ring” Reading Story of a Newport boy and pirates in 1710, Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 2 p.m., free, 401-841-8770.
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Redwood Children’s Program Learn about seals with Save the Bay, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 1 p.m., free, 401-847-0292, www.RedwoodLibrary.org.
Murder at the Museum Join the Marley Bridges Theatre Co. for “Diamond in the Rough,” interactive murder mystery at the Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 5:30 p.m., www.NewportArtMuseum.org.
Heart Health and Yoga Diane De Ruggiero teaches a basic yoga program at the Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., wear comfortable clothing, bring mat, free, no registration.
A Cappella Invitational Second annual New England collegiate competition, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 7:30 p.m., 3244072.
Winter Lecture Series Dr. Chris Demcheck, of the U.S. Naval War College Center for Cyber Conflict, will present “How Cyberspace has Changed War: the Emerging Struggle for Cyber Power through Resilience and Disruption,” Newport Art Museum, 76 Bellevue Ave., 2 p.m., members
Common Fence Music Enjoy Americana music with the Amy Black Band, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, doors open at 7 p.m., music begins at 8 p.m., bring picnic basket or buy galley chowders, soups and chili, $20 advance, $23 at door, www.CommonFenceMusic.org.
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Newport County TV Program Highlights February 7–February 10 THURSDAY – FEBRUARY 7 5 p.m.: Grace & Truth 6 p.m.: Center Stage 6:30 p.m.: Common Fence: Fiddlers & Fishermen 2013 8 p.m.: Newport School Committee Special Mtg: 1.24 FRIDAY – FEBRUARY 8 9 a.m.: Grace & Truth 10 a.m.: Center Stage 10:30 a.m.: Common Fence: Fiddlers & Fishermen 2013 12 p.m.: Newport School Committee Special Mtg: 1.24 6 p.m.: Crossed Paths 6:30 p.m.: Newport County In-Focus 7 p.m.: Gaudet 4th Grade Holiday Show (Day 1) 7:40 p.m.: Gaudet 4th Grade Holiday Show (Day 4) 8:20 p.m.: Middletown High School Holiday Band Concert 9:35 p.m.: Thompson Middle School Winter Concert 10 p.m.: Common Fence: Fiddlers & Fishermen 2013 11:30 p.m.: Not For Nothing SATURDAY – FEBRUARY 9 10 a.m.: Crossed Paths 10:30 a.m.: Newport County In-Focus 11 a.m.: Gaudet 4th Grade Holiday Show (Day 1) 11:40 a.m.: Gaudet 4th Grade Holiday Show (Day 4) 12:20 p.m.: Middletown High School Holiday Band Concert 1:35 p.m.: Thompson Middle School Winter Concert 2 p.m.: Common Fence: Fiddlers & Fishermen 2013 6 p.m.: Crossed Paths 6:30 p.m.: Newport County In-Focus 7 p.m.: Common Fence: Fiddlers & Fishermen 2013 8:30 p.m.: Broadway: From then ‘Til Now Concert - 3 SUNDAY – FEBRUARY 10 10 a.m.: Crossed Paths 10:30 a.m.: Newport County In-Focus 11 a.m.: Common Fence: Fiddlers & Fishermen 2013 12:30 p.m.: Broadway: From then ‘Til Now Concert - 3 6p.m.: Crossed Paths 6:30 p.m.: Newport County In-Focus 7 p.m.: Portsmouth This Week 7:30 p.m.: Common Fence: Fiddlers & Fishermen 2013 9 p.m.: Portsmouth High School Hockey For more information visit www.NCTV18.blogspot.com call 401-293-0806, or email NCTV@cox.net
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SUNDAY BRUNCH … Starts Monday, Feb. 18 withIT’S ON! … Tumbling Bones 10AM to 2PM 10pm - 1am Enjoy a Bluesy/ Country Sound from Maine
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I began photographing nature, I knew little about the behaviors and habits of wildlife. Through a series of bumbling and fumbling mistakes, I learned many lessons quickly. The first was that the welfare of wildlife is more important than getting in close for a better photo. I learned this lesson on April 8, 2009, when a flock of highly agitated, aggressive wild turkeys were defending a nesting area in southern Portsmouth, and they chased me over a wall. Suffice it to say, it was an embarrassing and very painful situation that could have been avoided had I not been overzealous in my pursuit of a better photo. A second incident that absolutely solidified this rule came the following day, April 9, and involved an angry, defensive alpha-female coyote whose pup-filled den I had stumbled upon while trying to get a better picture. The irate mother chased me to my vehicle, which was parked close by, and let me know in no uncertain terms that my presence was not welcome. As I acquired experience, I also gained mentors and advisors who taught me how to approach wildlife in a proper, responsible way. I was able to observe and chronicle the habits and behaviors of many species that I would otherwise have missed by my prior aggressive movements. Birders and photographers who behave irresponsibly towards wildlife ruin opportunities for other wildlife enthusiasts. Birds who are harassed while attempting to forage for food will often flee an area and not be observed again. Interrupting their feeding pattern stresses the birds. The more stress they feel, the less they feed. Such was the case with the Mountain
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at least 50 yards away. Human presence can cause the animal stress, which is harmful to its health. Seals are extremely sensitive to disturbances when hauled out and they will attempt to return to the water. Do not get in their way! These large animals are capable of biting humans or raking them with their flipper claws. Marine mammals can cause a host of painful diseases by biting a human. If you find a seal or other marine mammal that is sick, injured or dead, call the Mystic Aquarium at 860-572-5955 ext. 107 or the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management at 401-222-3070. For information on marine mammals, go to www.mysticaquarium.org. Jack Kelly, a native Newporter, is a wildlife photographer and nature enthusiast who enjoys sharing his experiences with others.
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Photos taken from a safe distance can still capture the wild and native creatures of Aquidneck Island. (Photo by Jack Kelly)
The federal Junior Duck Stamp Program is accepting applications and artwork through Mar. 15. The Junior Duck Stamp is a pictorial stamp produced by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service that is used on federal licenses for hunting migratory waterfowl. The original federal duck stamps were introduced in 1934, and the first junior Duck Stamps were produced in 1989, as part of a funding program for national environmental education programs. Duck stamps are not valid for postage. Each year, the stamp design is selected through a national art contest for students in kindergarten through 12th grade. Sarah Lang, of the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service, is the Rhode Island state coordinator for the program. “This is a unique program because
it teaches biology and habitat conservation through scientific observation and artistic interpretation to K-12 grade students.” A “Best of Show” is chosen to represent the State of Rhode Is-
land in the national competition. The winner of the national competition becomes the next collectible federal Junior Duck Stamp. Last year’s Rhode Island state winner was Jung Kim, 15, of Chariho High
School, for his rendition of a female Mallard Duck.” National winners are awarded cash prizes. The first place winner receives $5,000, second place $3,000, and the third place winner finisher $2,000. There is also a separate competition for the best conservation message, in which the national winner receives $500. This program allows children the opportunity to investigate what is fun, unique and mysterious about waterfowl and wetlands in Newport County. All K-12 grade students attending public, private, tribal, or home schools, or other non-formal education groups, and after-school groups such as Scouts are eligible to enter. Entrants may use crayons, pencil, watercolors or other paints to create their waterfowl images in this free program.
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2012 Winning stamp designed by Jung Kim, 15, of Chariho High School, who wrote: “Our world has been trampled by pollution and if we do not act now, our future generations will never see the true beauty of nature.” A list of eligible species is included with entry information. Artwork may be inspired by personal experiences or reference materials. A list of local waterfowl sightings is maintained by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island and may be accessed online at: www.asri.org or by calling 401-949-5454. The Norman Bird Sanctuary may also be of assistance in locating areas where waterfowl may be observed in their natural habitats. Visit www.normanbirdsanctuary.org or call 401847-2577 for information.
How to Enter the Contest Entry forms and rules: www.fws. gov/juniorduck Information: Sarah Lang, 401465-7256, or e-mail sarah_lang@ fws.gov. To submit a design: Mail to Rhode Island NWR Complex, 50 Bend Road, Charlestown, R.I. 02813 c/o Sarah Lang or drop off at Kettle Pond NWR Visitor’s Center, 50 Bend Road, Charlestown, R.I.
NBS Summer Camp Registration Open The Norman Bird Sanctuary has put together another fun-filled summer camp season of handson exploration, animal encounters, and outdoor discovery at the 325 acre property. In addition to traditional nature camps, this year NBS is once again offering a High School Community Service Camp. This program provides students with the opportunity to work with NBS staff, local environmental organizations, community centers, nursing homes, and others, and participants will accumulate approximately 15 hours of service doing projects such as trail maintenance, beach clean-ups, gardening, and tree plantings. To balance their hard work, campers will have the opportunity to enjoy their afternoons with activities such as hik-
ing, kayaking, nature photography, and more. The Sanctuary is also offering six weeks of Coastal Camp for three different age groups from Grades 2 through 8. This camp is held entirely at the Third Beach Education Center and youngsters will have the opportunity to explore tide pools, catch fish and conduct experiments. Space is limited for these camps so early registration is highly encouraged. Online registration is now open. For registration information and a list of camp themes and dates, please visit www.NormanBirdSanctuary.org. If you are unable to register online, please contact Nicole Souza, Education Coordinator, at 401-846-2577 x32 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Coastal Cleanup Clean Ocean Access will host its 54th cleanup effort on Saturday, Feb. 9 from 12 to 2 p.m., working from Easton’s Beach along the Cliff Walk to Ochre Point. Participants are urged to wear boots or sturdy shoes and to bring work gloves. Home Depot is providing all the bags for the cleanup, and Empire Tea & Coffee will supply complimentary coffee, hot chocolate and refreshments. Bring your own reusable cup. This is a rain or shine event unless it is a total washout. For more information, email email@example.com or call 401-865-0628.
Salve Regina University President Sr. Jane Gerety has joined hundreds of fellow college and university to presidents to get behind a petition urging Congress to enact "rational gun safety measures." The online petition, which was launched shortly after the shooting in Newtown, Conn., has gained momentum in recent days after receiving attention during a hearing on Capitol Hill. The effort is being spearheaded by a new group calling itself College Presidents for Gun Safety. Since being founded in early January, the organization has been working closely with Mayors Against Illegal Guns, which was founded by New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg with the mission of electing to public office supporters of stricter gun laws. College Presidents for Gun Safety note in their petition that, "On the same day our nation learned in horror that 20 first graders and six educators were gunned down at Sandy Hook Elementary School, young people around the country were learning if they had been accepted to their favored colleges and universities. For many years now, our nation’s leaders have engaged in fevered debates on higher education, yet lawmakers shy away from taking action on one issue that prevents thousands of young people from living lives of promise, let alone realizing their college dreams. That issue is gun safety." Gerety is one of three Rhode Island college presidents to sign their names to the petition. The others are RISD President John Maeda and John Farish of Roger Williams University. According to the letter, in 2010, 2,694 young people were killed by gunfire in the United States, with 1,773 the victims of homicide. Of that number, 67 were elementary school-age children. "If those children and teens were alive today, they would fill 108 classrooms of 25 each," the petition notes. The letter urges leaders to enact "rational gun safety measures," in2cX5in.indd cluding: • Ensuring the safety of our communities by opposing legislation allowing guns on our campuses and in our classrooms • Ending the gun show loophole, which allows for the purchase of guns from unlicensed sellers without a criminal background check • Reinstating the ban on militarystyle semi-automatic assault weapons along with high-capacity ammunition magazines •Requiring consumer safety standards for all guns, such as safety locks, access prevention laws, and regulations to identify, prevent and correct manufacturing defects
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Beat the Winter Blahs with Bridge By Cynthia Gibson The best bridge club in town is the Viking Bridge Club, which meets at the new Parish House at St. Mary’s Church, Portsmouth. Actually, it is the only American Contract Bridge League (ACBL) bridge club in town. Even on the coldest, windiest, snowiest winter days, you will see the duplicate bridge players on the march to St. Mary’s to play bridge five days a week. Not only is the club a place where expert Life Masters play, it also welcomes newcomers. Members play for points, which slowly are accumulated by color and rank to 300. The achievement of Life Master is reserved for those who have played a lot of bridge with a consistent partner (usually up to three partners) and who have attended regional and sectional tournaments. The Viking Bridge Club is sanctioned by the American Contract Bridge League. The majority of the membership are members of the League as well. All of this might sound a bit daunting to someone who played bridge in college. That’s where Barbara Bauchspies comes in. She is not only a Life Master bridge player, she is also the current teacher of beginners in the club. Sue Miguel
Bridge players in The Viking Club. has been the club’s director for 22 years and is also the New England Director of Novices and Intermediates. Miguel is also available for private lessons. Once you have taken classes from Miguel or Bauchspies, you gain an obvious confidence about your game. Bridge is as complex as you care to make it. Miguel says of the club: “It’s a place where bridge is fun for everyone. For the past 50 years, we’ve been the place to come and share the excitement and camaraderie of the most fascinating game on
Violin Concert at Library The “Musical Sunday” series continues at the Newport Public Library on Sunday, Feb. 24, with a violin concert at 2 p.m. EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks and Ealain McMullin will perform together as the duo “Blue Violet,” playing a mixture of music from Bach’s Solo Sonatas to Bartok’s Duos for Two Violins to the unique contemporary French works of Philippe Hersant. Both musicians are associated with Providence’s Community MusicWorks. Ealaín McMullin hails from Donegal, Ireland, and has a long-standing connection with the Apple Hill Summer Festival in New Hampshire and the Apple Hill String Quartet. She is a graduate of Trinity College, Dublin and the Boston
Conservatory, where she studied and played with the Bricolage Quartet. EmmaLee Holmes-Hicks received degrees from SUNY Stony Brook and the Cleveland Institute of Music. As a chamber player, she has enjoyed the coaching of both the Emerson and Cavani String Quartets. When not playing classical violin, she favors old-time fiddle music, playing lead fiddle with the Rusty Pickup String Band for many years. She also won the Illinois State Fair fiddle championship as a teenager. Musical Sundays are free and open to the public. Contact Pat LaRose at Newport Public Library, 401- 47-8720 x103 for more information.
earth. Though we play duplicatestyle, we put our focus on fun and sociability.” The club has just moved into its brand new space at Saint Mary’s Parish House, where access is made easy by a large ramp and an elevator. The coffee pot is always on, as is the teakettle. There is always a small treat to eat between bridge hands. Partners are always
Classes, Events & More guaranteed, so do not be afraid to pop in alone. On Monday evenings, a game starts at 6:30 p.m. During the rest of the week, games begin at noon. The cost is $7, or you can purchase a monthly punch card for $70 per month. Duplicate/Tournament Bridge does have its rules and regulations. Should there be a misplay of a card, a renege, or a card led out of turn, you will hear a raised voice calling “Director!” for a ruling. There is no talking during play, except for the declarer stating which card they want played at the time. Tuesdays at Viking are special, because it is the one day of the week where a Life Master cannot play with another Life Master. Novices and intermediate players ask senior-ranked players to be their partner for the day. The games take a little over three hours. Once you sit down at the table, you are committed to three hours of fun, humor, learning, laughing and having a great time with friends who enjoy the game of bridge.
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Spend Valentine’s in Company of Friends By Florence Archambault By now, all of the Christmas merchandise and decorations have disappeared, replaced by the trappings of Valentine’s Day. Heartshaped boxes of candy, cards, and other romantically oriented goods have flooded the stores. But what about those of us who don’t have valentines in our lives? Take heart! There are others in the same situation. You can join the celebrations planned by the three senior centers on the island. The Edward King House Senior Center will celebrate Valentine’s Day on the day itself, Thursday, Feb. 14,, with a luncheon starting at noon. The cost is $5 per person, or two may attend for $8. Entertainment will be provided by Bill Reidy, featuring a Neil Diamond Tribute. There will also be raffles and more. Limited seating is available; sign up by noon on Tuesday, Feb. 12. The Middletown Senior Center will hold their Valentine’s Day celebration on Friday, Feb.15 at 1 p.m. with a Valentine Sweetheart Brunch for the cost of $10 per person. The menu will feature stuffed
French toast made from Portuguese sweet bread with strawberries or banana whipped cream, and homemade scones and popovers with a side of bacon. Ladies are urged to wear appropriate gloves and hats, and some boas will be supplied for the occasion. Gentlemen are asked to sport a red tie or red armband. Armbands will be available at the Center. Following brunch, a delectable Chocolate Parfait will be served at tables furnished with doilies, china cups and saucers, and a pot of tea. There will be entertainment by “The Bobkats” featuring romantic show tunes. The Portsmouth Senior Center is going all out with a Valentine’s Dinner Dance on Saturday, Feb. 16. The meal, which includes a full turkey dinner with all the trimmings, will be served from 6 to 7 p.m. Dancing will be from 7 to 10:30 p.m. with music provided by “The Meadowlarks.” Reservations are required; admission is $15 per person prepaid by Friday, Feb. 8. Take advantage of this opportunity to spend time with old friends and make some new ones.
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Portsmouth Senior Center is expanding their knitting classes to include all types of needlework on Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. There is no charge but you need to bring your own supplies. They would like you to call 683-4106 and tell them which day you are coming. Beginners and advanced are welcome. Middletown Senior Center will be making Malasadas available again this year on Tuesday, Feb. 12 between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. They will be provided as a treat for all visitors, class members, or meal site attendees. Stop in and enjoy these once a year delicacies. Middletown is in need of a computer instructor. If you can teach or know someone who can, please call the center at 849-8823. In addition there are the usual classes, health programs and daily meals. So get out and take advantage of these opportunities to dispel the winter doldrums and expand your horizons.
Tax Time Help It’s that time of year, and AARP representatives will once again be offering free tax preparation services at the centers throughout February, March and the first half of April. The Edward King House will be holding sessions on Mondays from 11 a.m. to noon by appointment and from noon until 4 p.m. on a first come first served basis. Middletown sessions will be held on Tuesdays from 9 a.m. to noon. Portsmouth holds theirs on Tuesdays and Fridays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Healthy Servings for Seniors On Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. the University of Rhode Island and SNAP will host an information session for a free summer program called Healthy Servings For Seniors. Highlights of the program include taste testing local recipes, and learning about the importance of fruits and vegetables in your diet. Receive $15 in coupons to use at a farmers’ market if you attend four out of six workshop sessions.
TO GO: Middletown Senior Center 650 Green End Ave., 8498823 55+ $10 per year Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Portsmouth Senior Center 110 Bristol Ferry Rd., 6834106 Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. 55+ $10 per year Newport’s Edward King House Senior Center 35 King St. 846-7426 50+ $25 per year Monday-Friday, 9 a.m.-4p.m. Jamestown Senior Center 6 West St., 423-2658
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FAITH COMMUNITY BULLETIN BOARD Musica Dolce Concert Musica Dolce will present “An Afternoon with the Romantics,” a concert of chamber music, on Sunday, Feb. 10, at 2 p.m. in the Sanctuary at Channing Church. The program will include the famous Piano Quintet in A Major, “The Trout,” by Franz Schubert and the Piano Quartet #3 in C Minor, Op. 60 by Johannes Brahms. This concert features Musica Dolce musicians Melody Albanese-Kelly, violin; Carol Pearson, viola; John Kelly, violoncello; Alan Bernstein, string bass; and Paul Rosenbloom, piano. Tickets are available at the door at $20 for adults and $10 for students. Children under 12 are free. For information about a group rate and for more information or reservations call 401-846-2125 or visit www.musicadolce.org.
Elder Services Programs Child & Family’s Elder Services Department will present various program options available to area residents at the Channing Church Parish Hall on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7 p.m. Topics covered will include: case management, counseling, licensed home care providers, protective services for victims of abuse and self-neglect, the Victim of Crime program, the Friendly Visitor program, and Living Well in Newport County. Reservations are not required for this free program.
Evensong at Trinity The Trinity Choir will sing Evensong for the Last Sunday after the Epiphany on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 4 p.m. The candlelight service will include works by William Byrd, Stephen Paulus, Herbert Sumsion and Tertius Noble. All are welcome.
What Good is Religion? Starting the week of February 4, and meeting every two weeks for six sessions, Channing Church’s Small Group Ministry program will continue its examination of the question, “What Good is Religion?” discussing session topics prepared by the UU Small Group Ministry Network. Three established groups continue from the fall/winter semester and are open for new participants. The groups meet in Newport on Thursdays at 3 p.m., and 7 p.m., and in Portsmouth on Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. New groups will be formed on demand. For more info, email smallgroups@ channingchurch.org.
Seamen’s Church Institute Concert Seamen’s Church Institute will host its Annual Community Concert on Sunday, Feb. 17 in appreciation for the support of the Aquidneck Island community. The free concert will he held in the Atrium of the Newport Marriott from 7 to 9 p.m. and the Rhode Island Wind Ensemble will perform.
Seminar in Buddhist Teachings Professor Henry Rosemont will lead a seminar on Buddhist Teachings Tuesdays and Thursdays, Feb. 12, 14, 19 and 21, from 7-9 p.m. in the Fireplace Room at Channing Memorial Church and escort a field trip to the Yale University Asian Art Gallery on Saturday, Feb. 23. Cost for the program is $59 and includes transportation to the museum. To sign up, contact the Channing Church office at email@example.com or 401-846-0643.
Annual Meeting Report The 161st Annual Meeting of Emmanuel Church was held on Sunday, Jan. 27. The Reverend Dr. Anita Schell-Lambert, the 18th rector, chaired the meeting and quoted from the 1963 Annual Report of the 14th rector, The Rev. Dan Williams, saying “it was the best year yet.” In addition to reviewing reports from ministries and organizations, Valerie Ann Martin was elected Jr. Warden and Charles Lane Cowen as Vestry member at large. Jackie Breen was elected to a Vestry at large term; Annie Sherman was elected as treasurer; and Joyce Michaels was elected as Vestry clerk. Outgoing members Andy Christensen, Jr. Warden; Susan Potter, Vestry member at large; and Tom Vadney, assistant treasurer, were lauded for their contributions to the Vestry. Janet Hunt, Janet Nobis and Judy Rhee were elected to the Audit Committee. Lillian Hargrove and Janet Hunt were elected to serve as Diocesan delegates, with Ellen Vadney and Maggie Martin as alternate delegates to Diocesan Convention. Paula Ottilige and Peter Wright, were honored as “The Saints Among Us.”
Fat Tuesday Supper Calvary United Methodist Church, Turner Rd. Middletown, will offer a Pancake Supper on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 6-7 p.m. All are welcome but please call 401-847-6181 to sign up.
Trinity Evening Lenten Series Trinity Church will offer a Wednesday Evening Lenten Series on the Gospel of John beginning Feb. 20 through March 20, presented by Rev. Stephanie Shoemaker and Helenmary Lauth. Each meeting in the series will begin with a soup, salad and bread supper 6-7 p.m., followed by the program at 7-8:30 p.m. The program examines the locus of authority, the role of women in Jesus’ ministry and church, and the function of Scripture in the life of believers. For more information, call Paul or Robin Rosbolt at 401-6192333.
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Recharge Body and Mind Newport Public Library continues the observance of National Heart Health Month, with a presentation by Health Coach Ms. Robin Lassy, Saturday, Feb. 9 at 1 p.m. in the Program Room on the lower level. This program is free and open to the public. Lassy is a graduate of the Institute of Integrative Nutrition of New York City where she took their health coach training program. Health coaches are advisors- but more important-
ly they are knowledgeable about holistic nutrition and preventive health measures. They help create tools for you that will improve your health as well as happiness. She will discuss what a health coach does and give tips to help us recharge our body and mind. For more information contact Mary O’Neill-Barrett at 847-8720, ext 115.
RECENT DEATHS Winter Concert The Friends of the Newport Music Festival will host a Winter Concert featuring Göran Marcusson with English pianist Tim Carey at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St. on Wednesday, Feb. 20, 6-8:30 p.m. The pre-concert reception with hors d’oeuvres is at 6 p.m. and the concert begins at 7 p.m. Tickets are $25 per person. For more information, contact 401-846-1133 or email@example.com.
Emmanuel Lenten Series Emmanuel Church will offer a Lenten series on Spiritual Practices for Wellness in Body Mind and Spirit, from 6:45 to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays, Feb. 13 to March 27. After an introductory session on Ash Wednesday, sessions will explore stress management, contemplative prayer, mindful eating, meditation and yoga. The gatherings will begin with a simple meal of soup, salad and fruit. All are welcome. For more information, call 401-847-0675.
Calvary Lenten Series Calvary Methodist will offer a Lenten study for the whole family on “The Way: Walking in the Footsteps of Jesus,” Wednesday evenings, 6-7:30 p.m., Feb. 20-March 20. There will be a soup supper served at the start of each session. For more information or to sign up, call 4016181.
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Garry Andrew Allan, 55, of Portsmouth passed away Jan. 30, 2013 at Philip Hulitar Inpatient Center in Providence. He was the husband of Lori (Fisch) Allan. Pauline F. (Robichaud) Amaral, 67, of Middletown, passed away Feb. 1, 2013 at John Clarke Nursing Home, in Middletown, surrounded by family. She was the wife of Philip F. Amaral. Donations in her name may be made to the RI American Parkinson Disease Association, P.O. Box 41659, Providence, RI 02940. Maureen Rose Coffey, 66, of Middletown passed away Feb. 2, 2013 at Newport Hospital. She was the wife of the late John Nicholson Coffey and longtime companion of Conrad Burns. She was the first female exalted ruler of the Newport Elks Lodge. Donations may be made to First Book, an organization providing a new book for children in need at www. firstbook.org. Rita Fennessey, 95, of Portsmouth, passed away Jan. 30, 2013 at Rhode Island Hospital. She was the wife of the late Thomas Joseph Fennessey Sr. Bessie Amanda Heath, 101, of Newport passed away Feb. 3, 2013 at Heatherwood Nursing And Subacute Center of Newport. She was the wife of the late Paul C. Health. A memorial service will be held in Springfield, NH at Pleasant View Cemetery during the summer. Donations in his memory may be made to the Springfield New Hampshire Historical Society Scholarship Fund, P.O.Box 6, Springfield, NH 03284. Gary E. Libby, Sr., 66, of Portsmouth passed away Jan. 29, 2013 surrounded by his family. He was the husband of Ann (Jenkins) Libby. He served in the Army National Guard of Rhode Island. Donations in his memory may be made to A Wish Come True Inc., 1010 Warwick Ave., Warwick, RI 02888.
Kirsten Louise (Albro) Manuel, 76, of Newport, passed away Jan. 31, 2013. She was the wife of Allan Manuel. She served as a Director with the American Sail Training Association, and the Edward King House, as well as working at Touro Synagogue. Donations in her name may be made to the Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Resource Foundation, 249 Roosevelt Ave., Suite 201, Pawtucket, RI 02860. Anna S Mosher, 97, of Portsmouth passed away Feb. 2, 2013 at home. She was the wife of the late Lloyd Mosher, USN (Retired). Donations in her name may be made to the Potter League For Animals, PO Box 412, Newport, RI 02840. Maria C. (Lalli) O’Malley, 90, of Middletown, passed away Jan. 31, 2013 at home surrounded by family. She was the wife of the late John J. O’Malley. She was the manager for the Convention and Visitors Bureau, Newport County Chamber of Commerce for 32 years, retiring in 1988 and she was also a co-founder, along with Ruth Myers, of the Christmas in Newport program. Donations in her memory may be made to the Woman to Woman Resource Center, 114 Touro St., Newport, RI 02840. Margaret Mary “Maggie” (Kelly) Snyder, 93, of Portsmouth, passed away Feb. 4, 2013. She was the wife of Captain Frank M. Snyder, USN (Retired). Calling hours will be Thursday, Feb. 7 from 4 – 6 p.m. at the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial and Celebration of Life will be Feb. 8 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church at 9 a.m. Donations in her memory may be made to the Newport Music Festival or the Naval War College Foundation.
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Juanita Sanchez Ends Islanders Winning Streak, 53-47 After the Middletown High School girls’ basketball team lost a non-league match-up against Moses Brown in mid-December, they found myriad ways to run off a string of 12 consecutive victories and remain undefeated in Division III-South, until Tuesday, Feb. 5, that is. That’s when the Cavaliers of the Juanita Sanchez Complex played their typically strong defense to down the Islanders 53-47 in Providence. Middletown had previously defeated the Cavaliers 38-36 on their home floor on Jan. 18. Senior co-captain and leading scorer Chelsea Dowler tossed in 20 points for Middletown and senior Quanisha Hilton added 11 more, plus 15 rebounds, but no other Islander had more than seven in a game that had the Cavaliers out
front at the half by 4. The Islanders knotted things up at 40-40 in the second half before Juanita Sanchez’s freshman Elfreda Hoff (21 points) and sophomore teammate D’Asia Allen (14 points) regained control for the Cavaliers. Despite the loss, Middletown remains atop Div. III-S with a 12-1 record (14-2 overall). With the victory, Juanita Sanchez sits right behind the Islanders in the same division at 10-1 (13-3 overall). The Islander ladies have two games remaining before the state playoffs begin later this month. They host Rocky Hill School at home for a 5:30 p.m. tip-off on Tuesday, Feb. 12, then travel to Central High School in Providence for a 4:15 p.m. start one week later on Tuesday, Feb. 19. – By Kirby Varacalli
Middletown’s Chelsea Dowler, #22, prepares to lay in two of her team-high 20 points against the Cavaliers.
Quanisha Hilson, #25 (center), snags one of her 15 rebounds in the game for the Islanders.
Middletown freshman Alisa Benson, #51, drives the baseline against the Cavaliers. Benson finished with 7 points.
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By Jocelyn Hall Two Newporters – driver and team manager Mathieu Plumb and mechanic Joseph Hall – competed for the first time on the Rum Bum racing team in the 2013 Rolex 24 automobile race in Daytona Beach, Florida. The 24-hour non-stop race is widely considered to be the ultimate test of physical, mental and mechanical endurance. Car-racing champions from around the world competed in the weekend event, which took place between Saturday, Jan. 26 and Sunday, Jan. 27. Fifty-seven cars raced in three classes; the Daytona Prototype (DP), Grand Touring (GT) and the Grand (GX). Over the course of the race, the Rum Bum team battled blazing track temperatures, penalties, and a faulty radio to go from a a starting position of 15th to second place in the race. A catastrophe in the final lap cost them the top position. Started in 2010 by Newport resident Plumb, Rum Bum Racing has earned a reputation as a tough competitor. In 2012, the team won the Grand Sport class team championship in the Grand Am Conti-
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Joseph Hall Newport native and mechanic for Rum Bum Racing in the pit during one of the team's recent races. (Photo courtesy Rum Bum Racing) nental Tire Sports Car Challenge. They won half of the races they competed in last year. “When it all comes down to it, it's hard work and teamwork that gets the wins," said pit crew member Joseph Hall. "When you think about everything involved, it's amazing that anyone finishes the race," said 2012 Indy Car Series Champion Ryan Hunter-Reay. “There are all the mechanical issues, the engine never shutting off for 24 hours, the
wear and tear the car takes and the stress on the brakes." The team ended up placing seventh in the GT class, which was won by Alex Job Racing’s No. 24 Audi, driven by Filip Albuquerque. This event marked both Audi’s first ever GT class victory and victory in the Rolex 24 series. Jocelyn Hall is a freelance writer in Newport. She is the sister of Rum Bum Racing's Joseph Hall.
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Gulls Coaching Staff to Return The entire coaching staff from the 2012 the New England Collegiate Baseball League champion Newport Gulls will be back to defend their title in 2013. Manager Mike Coombs, the winningest coach in NECBL history, is back for his ninth season and will be assisted by hitting coach Al Leyva and pitching coach Kevin Long for the
third consecutive year. The new addition to the coaching staff for the 2013 season will be Frank Holbrook, a former Full who joins the staff as an assistant coach. Following the 2012 season, the Newport Gulls were ranked No. 1 nationally by Perfect Game USA in its final rankings of summer collegiate baseball teams.
After coming off one of the most successful seasons on record, Salve Regina University football head coach Bob Chesney has signed on to become the head football coach at Assumption College. Chesney posted a 23-9 record during his three seasons with the Salve Seahawks. He coached 30 All-Conference selections, two AllAmericans, 41 Academic All-Conference selections, one Academic All-American, and his defense was consistently ranked among the league and national leaders. Most recently, Chesney guided the 2012 Seahawks to a 9-2 overall record and a perfect 5-0 mark at home. The team also advanced to the NEFC Championship Game after posting a 7-1 mark in league play. Succeeding Chesney is newly named head coach Kevin Gilmartin who joined the Salve coaching staff in 2012. This past season the Gilmartin offense broke school records for total points scored (356), total all-purpose yardage (5,770), and passing touchdowns (19).
in SPORTS MIDDLETOWN HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL 02/08 7 p.m. vs. Mt. Hope 02/11 7 p.m. vs. Moses Brown GIRLS BASKETBALL 02/12 5:30 p.m. vs. Rocky Hill 02/19 4:15 p.m. @ Central High BOYS HOCKEY 02/08 7 p.m. vs. Prout ( Smithfield Municipal) 02/15 8 p.m. vs Portsmouth (Benny Mageria Mem.)
PORTSMOUTH HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL 02/08 7 p.m. vs. Rogers 02/11 7 p.m. vs. Moses Brown GIRLS BASKETBALL 02/12 7 p.m. @ Cranston 02/15 7 p.m. vs. Cranston 02/21 7 pm. @ St. Mary Academy BOYS HOCKEY 02/10 5:30 p.m. vs E. Greenwich (Portsmouth Abbey) 02/15 8 p.m. vs. Middletown (Benny Mageria Mem.) GIRLS HOCKEY 02/09 6:30 p.m. vs. Lincoln/Cumberland (Dennis Lynch) 02/16 7:30 p.m. vs. Lincoln/Cumberland (Benny Mageria Mem.)
ROGERS HIGH SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL 02/08 7 p.m. @ Portsmouth 02/11 7:30 p.m. vs. Tiverton 02/13 7:30 p.m. vs. Barrington GIRLS BASKETBALL 02/08 7:30 p.m. vs. Mt. Hope 02/12 7 p.m. @ Tiverton BOYS HOCKEY 02/08 9 p.m. vs. Johnston/N. Providence (Adelard) 02/10 4 p.m. vs. Cumberland High (Ports. Abbey)
ST. GEORGE’S SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL 02/09 2 p.m. @ Roxbury Latin 02/11 4:30 p.m. @ Portsmouth Abbey 02/13 3:30 p.m. vs. Milton GIRLS BASKETBALL 02/09 2:30 p.m. @ Lawrence 02/11 4:30 p.m. vs. Portsmouth Abbey 02/13 3:30 p.m. vs. Milton BOYS HOCKEY 02/08 6:30 p.m. vs. Worcester Academy 02/09 5 p.m. @ Brooks 02/11 4:30 p.m. vs. Portsmouth Abbey 02/13 4 p.m. vs. Roxbury Latin GIRLS HOCKEY 02/09 3 p.m. @ Brooks 02/11 4:30 p.m. vs. Portsmouth Abbey 02/13 3:30 p.m. vs. Milton
PORTSMOUTH ABBEY SCHOOL BOYS BASKETBALL 02/11 4:30 p.m. @ St. George’s 02/13 4 p.m. @ Landmark GIRLS BASKETBALL 02/11 4:30 p.m. @ St. George’s 02/13 5:30 p.m. vs. St. Andrew’s BOYS HOCKEY 02/11 4:30 p.m. @ St. George’s 02/13 4:30 p.m. @ Middlesex GIRLS HOCKEY 02/11 4:30 p.m. @ St. George’s 02/15 3:15 p.m. @ Beaver Country
The Rudy Boiani Co-MVP Award was given to James Connell (Brother’s Oven team) and Joe Lopes (Mudville team); the Jim Pollock Pitching award went to CJ Silva (Newport team); Rookie of the Year was CJ Pina (R&R Legion); Rick Hole Playoff MVP was awarded to Dante Blancarte (Newport team); and Dave Bushnell (Town Dock team) was named the Michael Paranzino All-Star game MVP. The George Donnelly Sunset League will enter its 94th season in May. They are in search of historical information such as programs, pictures, uniforms, etc. and hope to put together a comprehensive history of the oldest amateur baseball league in the country. If you are a former player, manager or related to a former player contact Chris La Rose, Commissioner, George Donnelly Sunset League, 315-235-8570. For more information, visit www.gdsunsetleague.com.
Hot Stove Dinner Newport Gulls Baseball Club’s 2013 Hot Stove Dinner & Auction is set for Saturday, March 9 at the Newport Marriott. This important event serves as the primary fundraiser to support off-season operations of the Newport Gulls, who were the 2012 New England Collegiate Baseball League champions and No. 1 ranked team in the country by Perfect Game USA. The Gulls family looks forward to seeing many members of the organization - past and present - reunited at the March Hot Stove. Tickets are now on sale for $50. For more information visit www. newportgulls.com.
Squash Team Heads to Nationals The St. George’s boys varsity squash team headed by Coach Colin Mort will attend U.S. High School Nationals in Hartford, Conn., this weekend. Best of luck to Mahmoud (Moudy) Abdel-Maksoud Rahil Fazelbhoy, Michael Kelly, Seung Shin, Drew Michaelis, Alec Goodrich, Carter Haley and Oliver Green.
Registration is now open for the Newport County YMCA youth indoor soccer season. The season runs from March 9 – April 13. Ages 4 and 5 will play at either 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. Kids ages 6 and 7 will play at 12 p.m. or 1 p.m. Ages 8 through 10 play at 2 p.m. or 3 p.m. and ages 11 and 12 play at 4 p.m. The YMCA is also offering a “Parent-and-Me” for three year olds. All games will be played on Saturdays at the YMCA’s gymnasium. Registration ends March 6. For more information visit NewportYMCA.org, or contact Josh Anderson, Sports & Outdoor Leadership Center Director, at 847-9200 ext 113. Online registration is available.
Vacation Sports Camp February vacation is right around the corner and the YMCA is offering three different camps during the week: a girls gymnastics camp; a traditional day camp; and a sportthemed camp. The vacation camps run Feb. 18-22. Camp runs from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Afternoon care is offered from 4:30-5:30 p.m. for an additional fee. Registration forms can be found at the office and ends Feb. 14. For more information on gymnastics camp, contact Linda at 847.9200 ext. 112; traditional camp, Aly at ext. 125; sports camp, Josh at ext. 113.
February Tennis Clinics Want to gain tennis skills while on February vacation? The Tennis Hall of Fame is hosting two clinics during the Newport Winter Festival. Kids ages 5-10 will be introduced to the sport through USTA 10 & Under Tennis, which uses special balls, equipment and rules to introduce kids to tennis in a fun and effective way. Ages 11 -18 up will be offered an introductory clinic tailored to their skill and experience. The clinics will be on Tuesday, Feb. 19 from 2 - 3 p.m. and Thursday, Feb. 21 from 2:30 - 3:30 p.m. The cost is $10 per child, save $2 with Winter Festival button. Class size is limited. Advance registration requested, 849-4777.
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On Air MVY Going Silent By Tom Shevlin Friday of this week marks the end of one era and the beginning of a new one for independent radio station WMVY. The Martha's Vineyardbased station, which broadcasts on 92.7 and 96.5 FM in Newport, had been preparing to go off-air for the last time after its primary signal was sold to Boston NPR affiliate WBUR late last year. According to Program Director P.J. Finn, the final broadcast day for the station will be Friday, Feb. 8. The news comes one week after station operators announced that they were able to meet a $600,000 fundraising goal to convert the station into an online, non-commercial stream. As soon as the over-the-air programming ceases, listeners from around the world will be able to tune into their programming over their smart phones, iTunes, or tablet devices. Although the station is hoping to return to the airwaves on a new frequency, it's treating Friday as a kind of celebratory send-off for its listenership. "We hope you can join us for
The 9,655 cardiac procedures we do a year prepare us for yours.
a fun day of programming as we raise a toast to our 30 years on the air and look forward at our transition to an exciting new future," Finn wrote to subscribers. The transition to an online-only model is not so far afield for the proudly unconventional station, which was a pioneer on Internet radio. As Finn noted, "if you're listening on the web...then we'll just keep on keeping on." Operating under the banner of the non-profit Friends of MVY, the station already boasts more than 30,000 online listeners from all corners of the globe. Through regular fund drives and special events, Friends of MVY has allowed the station to offer original programming dedicated to bands like the Grateful Dead and Beatles, as well as live streaming from the Newport Folk Festival, Fall River's Narrows Center for the Arts, and Charlestown's Rhythm and Roots Festival. According to Finn, the more than $600,000 raised so far will allow the station to continue to provide those kinds of programming opportunities, and for die-hard fans, the station has set up a webpage that provides a step-by-step guide to tune into the station's stream from work, home, over the phone, and even in the car. "It is still possible that mvyradio will return to the FM dial at some point. But at least for the time being, after Friday, if you want to hear us, we invite you to join us online," Finn said. As for Newport's 96.5 FM station, Finn remains optimistic that the music will go on – however some operational hurdles still remain before that can be assured.
CALENDAR Sunday February 17
When faced with a cardiac issue, there is nothing more comforting than knowing that the team that is working to heal you is bringing years of experience and knowledge to your care. With Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital joining forces to form the Cardiovascular Institute, you now have access to an unprecedented depth of cardiac experience and resources whenever you need them.
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Bird Walk Jay Manning leads free guided bird walks at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 8 a.m., no registration necessary, bring binoculars, 401846-2577, www.NormanBirdSanctuary.org. Souls & Stones Walking Tour Explore the Common Burying Ground, view the remarkable gravestones that make this cemetery a work of art and learn about select colonial-era and 19th century residents who helped shape Newport history, Museum of Newport History, Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11 a.m., 401-8418770. Love Portsmouth Soup Sunday Portsmouth’s 375th anniversary committee hosts fundraising soup, salad and bread lunch, St. Barnabas Church, 1697 East Main Rd., 12-2 p.m., adults $6, children $4, last day to buy tickets is Friday, Feb. 15, visit www.PortsmouthRI375. com or call 401-683-3553. “Frankenweenie” Free screening at Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2 p.m. Seamen’s Church Institute Concert Seamen’s Church concert thanking the island community for its support, Atrium of the Newport Marriott, 7-9 p.m., free.
Published on Feb 7, 2013