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Table of Contents ARCHI-TEXT CALENDAR FAITH COMMUNITY FAMILY FOCUS FROM THE GARDEN COMMUNITY BRIEFS CROSSWORD DINNER AND A MOVIE DINING OUT MAP EDITORIAL FIRE/POLICE LOG NATURE NAVY COMMUNITY REALTY TRANSACTIONS RECENT DEATHS SPORTS SUDOKU
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Dennis Turano, #50, the Middletown High School boys’ lacrosse team’s leading scorer, is pictured on the attack (above) versus Cumberland High School in a game played at Gaudet Field on Tuesday night, April 23. The Islander senior has tallied 24 points on 15 goals and 9 assists in MHS’ first seven contests this spring, and currently ranks seventh in the state in total points scored. For more on this game, turn to SPORTS on page 24. (Photo by Michael J Conley)
Police Parade to Honor Dedicated Officers By Jack Kelly As last week’s events showed, the men and women of the law enforcement community bring professionalism, honor, courage, duty and bravery to their work. On Sunday, May 5, at 11:50 a.m., the 30th National Police Parade will step off on West Main Road in front of Applebee’s restaurant in Middletown. The parade will proceed south to Broadway and end at the reviewing stand in Newport’s Washington Square. The parade is a tribute and a memorial to fallen law enforcement officers from across New England and the United States. It is also a celebration and a time to thank members of the law enforcement community for their work. Parade Committee chairman Sgt. Corey Huck of the Newport Police Department said, “We don’t do this for ourselves. We do it for the law enforcement professionals and their families. This parade serves as a prelude for the National Police Week held annually in Washington, D.C. and is the only parade in the country that honors both our fallen heroes and the active men and women who serve our communities on a daily basis.” The parade will be led by members of four families and law enforcement agencies from Rhode Island and Massachusetts who have lost loved ones and colleagues in the line of duty during the past year. The Providence Police Pipes and Drums, along with Providence officers, will escort the
The NYPD Emerald Society Bagpipe Band will march in the Aquidneck Island National Police Parade on Sunday, May 5. Parade begins at 11:50 a.m. in front of Applebee's family of Sgt. Maxwell Dorley. The Springfield, Mass. Police Department will escort the family of Officer Kevin Ambrose. The Worcester, Mass. Police Department will escort the family of Officer Peter Kneeland, while the Norfolk County Sheriff’s Department will escort the family of Deputy Ryan Tvelia. The Grand Marshal for this year’s parade is U.S. Marshal for the State of Rhode Island, Jamie Hainsworth. Hainsworth served on the Glocester, R.I. Police Department for 30 years and retired as Chief of Police. Huck praised Hainsworth for his involvement with the R.I. Special Olympics and as a law enforcement liaison and victim’s advocate for Mothers Against Drunk Driving. “He’s an incredible asset to the law enforcement community,” said Huck. “He
was truly surprised when we invited him, and his only question was: why? Jamie is a very humble man, and we are honored to have him as Grand Marshal.” A series of fundraising events to support the annual parade will be held during the parade weekend. At 11 a.m., on Saturday, May 4, the Seventh Annual National Police Parade Golf Outing will be held at the Newport National Golf Course in Middletown. A Steak Fry Dinner will follow at the Middletown Fraternal Order of Police Hall at 5 p.m. Also that night, a “Rodeo Roundup” will be held from 8 p.m. to 1 a.m., at the Dockside on Waite’s Wharf in Newport. The event will feature live music by area police bands, the NYPD Brass and Drum Line, a number of pipes and drum bands, as well as other musical
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groups. A Mechanical Bull Riding Contest will also be held. Sunday’s parade will feature representatives from law enforcement agencies from across the Northeast. A contingent from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police unit in Nova Scotia will also participate. “This is a great parade line-up, with all of the area’s high school bands and marching units,” said Huck. “We also have several pipe bands from various departments including the NYPD’s Emerald Society, the Philadelphia Police Department’s Pipes and Drums, R.I. Highlanders Pipes and Drums, and so much more. We hope that people will turn out and join us in the remembrance of our fallen.” For more information visit: www.policeparade.org or contact Sgt. Corey Huck at 401-845-5737.
The city's annual budget process began in earnest last week after City Manager Jane Howington presented a proposed FY2013-14 budget during a special meeting of the City Council on Wednesday, April 17. The document, which serves as a foundation for the council's budget deliberations, is a starting point in a process rather than a final spending plan. Howington’s proposal calls for total expenditures of $114.6 million, including a local tax levy of $67 million and a corresponding property tax increase of 3.85 percent. However, with the average residential property taxes for a $350,000 home increasing from $3,976 to $4,130 under the plan, and with the average commercial rate also rising, it remains to be seen whether councilors will agree to the proposal.
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Who Will Pay for Pell? By Meg O’Neil
Shortly after City Manager Jane Howington released a proposal for a $114.63 million budget for fiscal year 2014 last week, attention turned to the school department's finances, a critical piece in the council's overall spending plan. In addition to a 3.85 percent tax increase, Howington's budget also includes a proposal to move the entire debt service of the new Pell Elementary School from the city to the school department. On Tuesday, the Liaison Subcommittee, which is comprised of members of the Newport School Committee and City Council, discussed the two entities’ proposed budgets and their potential implications for taxpayers and students. In her proposal, Howington allocated $22.56 million to the school – the same amount that the school department has received for the last several years. “I had a deadline,” Howington said. “I had to level fund. I did what I had to do. It’s an estimate, because that’s all the information we had.” Howington told the subcommittee that the primary increase in the city budget expenditures is due to pension mandates and increases in
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AROUND TOWN Families Take Safe Biking Seriously Bike Newport has announced that the first annual Elliot Kaminitz Fathers Day Ride will take place on Sunday, June 16. Beginning and ending at Fort Adams State Park, the road ride will offer 5, 10 and 25-mile options, and will include some of the island’s most beautiful views, circling the Ocean Drive and continuing to Sachuest Beach and Indian Avenue in Middletown. Riders on the 25-mile route can pay respects at the roadside memorial bikes for Elliot Kaminitz and fellow cyclist Mike Strickland. Elliot Kaminitz tragically lost his life in a bicycle accident on Memorial Blvd. near Easton’s Beach just one year ago. His family decided to guide their grief into progress by working to make the Newport area safer for cyclists. Partnering with Bike Newport, the Kaminitz family wishes to build the awareness and the funds needed to improve ed-
Little League Opening Day Opening day ceremonies of the Fifth Ward Little League and Newport Little League will take place on Saturday, April 27. Newport LL begin the season at Braga Park at 9:30 a.m. Opening festivities for 5W LL are from 8 – 9 a.m., at Hogan Field in King Park. Two 5W LL games will take place starting at 9:30 a.m. when the Gas Lamp Grille NLL takes on O’Brien’s at Marine Field on Wellington Ave. while Jailhouse Inn NLL will bat against IAAC at Hogan Field at the same time. For more information, visit newportlittleleague.com or 5wll.com.
ucation, support engineering, and provide encouragement for more, better and safer cycling. Renee Kaminitz explained: “We’re putting our efforts and energy into improving the situation so people can enjoy our beautiful island and its history on two wheels. This is how we can honor my late husband and the city he loved. We’re encouraging our friends and our community to join us in making cycling safer for everyone. We’re partnering with Bike Newport because that’s where we see action and progress.” The Rhode Island DOT is sponsoring the Children’s Safety Town aspect of the day. This may be the first road ride for many youngsters – three times around the Fort is a complete mile. A temporary bike path will include child-size road signs. Registration is open at FathersDayRide.org.
Pitch, Hit and Run On Sunday, April 28, the Newport Recreation Department will be hosting the local competition for the Major League Baseball’s Pitch, Hit and Run competition from 5 - 6:30 p.m. at Toppa Field. Participants may come at any time during those 90 minutes. . This grassroots program is designed to provide youngsters with an opportunity to compete, free of charge, in a competition that recognizes individual excellence in core baseball and softball skills. Boys and girls are divided into four age divisions: 7/8, 9/10, 11/12, and 13/14. Girls
are scored separately and will use appropriate sized softballs. Everyone will be scored in pitching, hitting and running. The winners in each category, along with the overall winners in each age group, will advance to the sectional finals at McCoy Stadium and could continue to compete at Fenway Park and possibly the Major League Baseball AllStar Game. There is not fee to compete, but a parent signature is required. For more information contact the Recreation Department at 845-5800.
(From left to right: Back Row: Memphis Paradise, Christopher Lamb, Omer Rom, Mylee Santos, Hanna Young. Front Row: Matthew Mullins, Pauline Cooper, Gwendolyn Rothermel, and project organizer Allison Silvia)
Students Collect Food for Local Families Rogers High School Junior Allison Silvia, with a grant from Generation On, worked with a group of Underwood Elementary School students to create breakfast food bags to send home with Newport elementary school students over April vacation. Generation On is the global youth service movement that aims to ignite the power of all kids to make their mark on the world. Underwood School held a Feinstein Good Deeds food drive to collect the food items that were put in the food bags sent home with the students. The emphasis for the project was on community service and fighting hunger. Allison and her group were able to send home 40 food bags to the Newport community.
Anonymous beachgoers leave a memorial and a message of love recently at Easton's Beach in Newport.
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BUDGET CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 "I think this is the most difficult budget we've had in the past five or six years," said Newport Mayor Henry F. Winthrop. Citing the mounting costs associated with the city's police and fire pension obligations and the effects of a still sluggish economy, Winthrop said that the council still has some work to do. During a phone conversation last week, Second Ward Councilor Justin S. McLaughlin, who has gained a reputation on the council as a budget hawk, said that he expects that there is likely to be some "wiggle room" in the budget, but he added that much still depends on the school department, which has yet to submit a budget proposal of its own. The mayor said that as far as the school budget goes, he’s counting on the “savings” that were projected for the new school in order to balance the city’s books. Those savings, which proponents of the Pell School said would amount to between $800,000 and $1 million per year, are needed to offset the debt payments associated with the new building's construction. When asked if he thought the proposed 3.85 percent tax hike was a "firm" number, Winthrop replied, "I don't know if it is. At this point, it could go one way or the other." Even in its preliminary form, the 400-page plus plan includes much information. Among the projections contained within the budget is a decrease in combined revenues for all funds of one percent due to declining revenue from other sources in the capital projects fund. "I think there's room for improvement," said City Councilor JeanneMarie Napolitano. "In general, I think it was put together well." However, she expressed concern about a proposal in the budget to
move the debt service on the new Pell School to the school department. That, she cautioned, could have the effect of requiring the city to increase its contribution to the school department – a measure that would not easily be undone. The proposed budget calls for level-funding three major departments: schools at $22 million, public safety at a combined $30 million, and public utility services at $17 million. When combined with federal and state aid, the total operating budget for the city is proposed to total $114.6 million. Funding the bulk of those expenses is a proposed property tax rate of $11.80 per $1,000 in assessed value for residential properties, and $16.36 per $1,000 in assessed value for commercial properties. The motor vehicle tax would remain the same at $23.45 per $1,000 in assessed value above $6,000. Projected revenues from tourism are expected to decline slightly, but the city is anticipating modest growth in revenue derived from new home construction, building permits, and the realty conveyance tax and recording fees. Newport Grand also continues to be a budgetary concern, with the steady decline in video lottery tax fees expected to continue into 2014. Current projections show anticipated revenue from the slot parlor totaling $400,000 over the next fiscal year, down significantly from previous years, when annual revenues totalled as much as $600,000 per year. Meanwhile, cost increases due to inflation are expected to erode the city's purchasing power by 3-4 percent on everything from office supplies to construction materials. Further complicating matters is a scheduled $1.8 million increase in the city's contribution to its police and fire pension plan, plus an
amount of roughly $478,000 for automatic union salary increases. Those expenses, Howington explained, are non-negotiable. Howington has proposed several structural changes to the city's operations in order to try to control the tax increase. This year, for example, both the beach and parking enterprise funds were included in the general fund, providing more flexibility for departmental operations. If approved, the move would leave the Maritime Fund as the city's last remaining enterprise vehicle. Other organizational changes are also proposed. The changes will most significantly be seen on the third floor of City Hall, where the Planning and Development office is being restructured and renamed the Office of Civic Investment. According to Howington, prior to her arrival, the Planning Department had been "flattened to a point where there were perhaps some inefficiencies." Under the new arrangement, the department will be headed by Paul Carroll, who was brought on earlier this year as the city's new director of economic development. He will have a small staff whose focus will be fostering civic development. The beach and recreation departments will also move under the umbrella of the Office of Public Services, while the City Clerk's office will report to the Finance Department, and finally the Collections Office will be reorganized under the banner of "Customer Service." The full budget, which is due to be adopted no later than July 1, can be found online on the city's website www.CityofNewport.com, through the Finance Department page. The council’s next budget discussion is scheduled for Wednesday, May 1 at 6:30 p.m. at City Hall.
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Schools/City Examine Finance Consolidation By Meg O’Neil A proposal to merge the finance departments of the City of Newport and Newport School Department is being considered this week, following a report by Councilor Naomi L. Neville indicating that combining the two offices could yield an estimated $171,000 in savings. The discussion arose during the Liaison Subcommittee meeting with several members of the city council and school committee on Tuesday, April 23. Neville's proposal would eliminate the school purchasing and bookkeeper position ($41,000); the currently advertised school accountant position ($60,000), and reduce the salary grade of business manager to assistant director (from $95,000 to approximately $70,000). “I don’t think as policymakers, we should be getting into staffing suggestions … but I think these are things we should be thinking
about and freeing up money,” Neville said. School Committee Chair Charles Shoemaker said he would favor consolidation as long as it promised the school department the same services for less money. “The superintendent has to go back and see if he can live with that kind of structure. We shouldn’t be telling him how many finance people he should have in his own office,” he said. Committeewoman Jo Eva Gaines invited members of the city council to attend the state association of school committees for an upcoming workshop to learn how other districts have handled shared services. “Some districts have ventured into sharing finance services, and it’s been a mixed reaction. Westerly has had pretty good success; others have had limited success; and some have had disasters,” Gaines said. “It all depends on how you approach it.” Superintendent John Ambrogi said he would have to run a cost benefit analysis to see if the pro-
cess of consolidation would make sense. “The devil is in the details,” he said. “It should be an overall saving to the taxpayer.” Neville also suggested consolidating the two entities' Human Resource departments by eliminating the school HR director (saving $62,000 or $102,000 with benefits), and the long-discussed proposal to combine responsibilities for all public facilities under the city Department of Public Services. Under that proposal, the position of Director of Property for Newport schools would be eliminated and replaced with the division head of the city’s public services. There would also be a reduction of positions when moving from four elementary schools to the Pell Elementary School. Ambrogi favored examining shared services for the public services and finance departments, but not for HR. “I can’t see that HR needs to change. I think you can look at the others, but HR – absolutely not,” he said.
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Traffic Light Study
Navigating the city’s bustling streets in the summer can be a bit of an art form. But now, the city is hoping to ease congestion at four of the city’s with a decidedly scientific approach. On Wednesday, Newport City Council members voted to approve a contract award to Vanasse Hangen Brustlin, Inc., of Providence to perform an assessment of four cityowned traffic signals that will analyze traffic counts, turning movements, accidents and other related data sets aimed at making traffic move more smoothly around town. The intersections slated to be studied are Bellevue and Narragansett Avenues, Broadway at Friendship Street, Spring and Touro streets, and Bellevue Avenue at Kay Street. According to Public Services Director Bill Riccio, the study should yield results that could make the city’s traffic lights “smarter” – allowing for more program-oriented approach to managing Newport’s traffic flow. The cost of the contract is not to exceed $21,400.
The Newport County Mentoring Co-Op is offering a tour for county high school students of the KVH headquarters in Middletown on Wednesday, May 1 from 9 -11:30 a.m. KVH Industries is a leading manufacturer of solutions that provide global high speed Internet, television and voice services via satellite to mobile users at sea, on land, and in the air. KVH is also a premier manufacturer of high performance sensors and integrated inertial systems for defense and commercial guidance and stabilization applications. Contact your school guidance counselor if you are interested in attending this event. Bus transportation will be provided from schools to KVH and back.
Artist Honored The Arts & Cultural Alliance (ACA) will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, May 2 at the Newport Art Museum, beginning at 6 p.m. Local artist William Heydt will be recognized for his contributions to the arts and cultural community. The meeting is free and open to the public.
‘Hugs for Heroes’ Donations of games, non-perishable snacks, and personal hygiene products for U.S. military service men and women stationed overseas will be accepted at all Boys & Girls Club locations on the island (Central Clubhouse, 95 Church St. Newport, Park Holm Clubhouse, 1 York St., Newport and Oxbow Farms Club Respect, 257B Rogers Ln., Middletown) as well as at many local schools and businesses until May 24. The military care packages will be sent through “Hugs for Heroes,” a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to supporting troops serving overseas. For more information, contact iNCASE Coordinator, Debbie Bailey at 847-6927 ext. 17 or at iNCASE@bgcnewport.org or visit www.iNCASEri. org and www.bgcnewport.org.
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Annual Meeting The Newport County Chamber of Commerce held its annual meeting at OceanCliff on Tuesday, April 23. Guest speaker, Captain Douglas Mikatarian, Commanding Officer of Naval Station Newport, presented an update of base operations including the current impacts of the federal budget facing the Department of the Navy, update on major projects onboard the base and an overview of the Installation’s wind energy study. The officers of the Board of Directors were announced: Laura DaLomba – Chair, Scott Humphrey – Vice Chair, Laurie Labrecque – Secretary, Ed Lopes – Treasurer. New board members were also introduced: Chris Benzak–Newport BioDiesel, Eli Dana – Newport Shipyard, John Edick – Blackstone Caterers, Bonnie Gomes – 3G Broadcasting, and Amy Martel – People’s Credit Union. Also joining the Board of Directors are the new municipal Council Member liaisons including: Nathan Calouro – Bristol, Bruce Long – Middletown, Molly Donahue Magee – Portsmouth, Justin McLaughlin – Newport and Jay Lambert – Tiverton. Outgoing members of the board are: Stephen Kirby – Kirby Commercial, LLC, Arthur Paul – People’s Credit Union, Bill Corcoran – Newport Tent Company and Richard Sayer – Sayer Regan & Thayer, LLP. Ambassador Committee Chair, Laurie Labrecque presented the 2013 Community Fund Grants to four non-profit Chamber Members including: Visiting Nurse Services of Newport County for a Diabetes Program at the Edward King Center; the Newport Family Child Opportunity program for children to participate to orchestra organized by East Bay Community Action Program; Women’s Resource Center to assist in purchasing an iPad for a Court House Recorder; and to the Save the Bay Aquarium to help restore the aquarium from damages caused by Hurricane Sandy.
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General Assembly Highlights For more information on any of these items visit www.rilin.state.ri.us/News/. n Liquor sales on Sundays Legislation has been introduced to allow Rhode Island liquor stores to open two hours earlier on Sundays, at 10 a.m. The bill is aimed at preventing stores near the state border from losing business to stores in Connecticut, which last year allowed its stores to begin selling liquor on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. n Mortgage conciliation The House passed legislation sponsored by Rep. Raymond E. Gallison Jr. (D-Dist. 69, Portsmouth, Bristol) to require banks and lenders to make a good-faith attempt to negotiate with homeowners before foreclosing on homes in Rhode Island. n Protection for corporations Legislation has been introduced that would give legal protection to Rhode Island for-profit corporations that have social and environmental missions. The legislation introduced would create a voluntary option for businesses
that have a mission other than profit to allow them to pursue that mission appropriately without risk of lawsuits from shareholders. n Mid-Atlantic Fisheries Council A resolution was passed urging Congress to allow Rhode Island representation on the Mid-Atlantic Marine Fisheries Council. The bill aims to assist Rhode Island in eliminating some of the many challenges facing its fishing community. n Bill targets fraud and waste Legislation was introduced that would create the Office of the Inspector General to promote good government and reduce waste, fraud, mismanagement and corruption. Under the provisions of the legislation, the Office of Inspector General would have subpoena and investigative powers to allow for the prosecution of potential wrongdoers in real-time, before the statute of limitations runs out.
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)
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Newport Police Log Newport Fire During the period from Monday, Incident Run Report April 15 to Monday, April 22, the Newport Police Department responded to 508 calls. Of those, 121 were motor vehicle related; there were 94 motor vehicle violations issued (which included 18 citations on Sunday, April 21 at the Connell Hwy. roundabout) and 27 accident reports and 3 private tows were also cited. Nine Homeland Security checks were recorded on Tuesday and Wednesday, April 16 and 17; 3 at the Pell Bridge, 3 at Touro Synagogue and 3 at the Visitor’s Center. The police also responded to 40 home/business alarm calls, 11 incidents of vandalism, 15 noise complaints, 10 animal complaints, and provided escort for 3 funerals. They transported 5 prisoners, recorded 1 instance of assisting other agencies and 5 instances of assisting other police departments. In addition, 29 arrests were made for the following violations: n 6 arrests were made for simple assault n 3 arrests were made for vandalism n 2 arrests were made for DUI n 2 arrests were made for trespassing n 2 arrests were made for outstanding bench warrants n 2 arrests were made for domestic simple assault n 2 arrests were made for underage drinking n 1 arrest was made for disorderly conduct n 1 arrest was made for possession of an open container of alcohol n 1 arrest was made for larceny n 1 arrest was made for driving with a suspended or revoked license n 1 arrest was made for being a fugitive from justice n 1 arrest was made for controlled substance conspiracy n 1 arrest was made for failure to register as a sex offender n 1 arrest was made for violating a no contact order n 1 arrest was made for leaving the scene of an accident n 1 arrest was made for breaking & entering on Meeting Street
Exercise for those with Arthitis Newport Hospital and the Arthritis Foundation is offering programs for people who want to exercise in a safe environment with trained leaders. Walk With Ease, a six-week session, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. will begin April 30. A general exercise program will begin May 1 for a sixweek session, Wednesdays and Fridays, 10 – 11 a.m. A Tai Chi class will be offered beginning May 8. Call the Newport Hospital education department at 845-1551 for more information or to register.
During the period from Monday, April 15 through Sunday, April 21 the Newport Fire Department responded to a total of 110 calls. Of those, 50 were emergency medical calls, resulting in 41 patients being transported to the hospital. Additionally, 7 patients refused aid once EMS had arrived. Fire apparatus was used for 110 responses: • Station 1 - Headquarters/Rescue 1 and 3 responded to 38 calls • Station 1 - Engine 1 and 6 responded to 35 calls • Station 2 - Old Fort Road Rescue 2 responded to 24 calls • Station 2 - Old Fort Road Engine 2 responded to 20 calls • Station 5 - Touro Street/Engine 5 and 3 responded to 46 calls
Specific situations fire apparatus was used for include: 3 - Trash / rubbish fires 1 - Cooking fire / contained to stovetop 1 - Vehicle fire 3 - Lock outs 1 - Electrical wiring / equipment problem 8 - Assist public calls 11 - Fire alarm sounding - no fire 5 - Fire alarm malfunction - no fire 48 - Engine assist on EMS call In the category of fire prevention, the department performed 13 smoke alarm inspections for house sales, 18 life safety inspections, and provided 16 fire system plan reviews. Fire Prevention Message: You should NEVER refuel a lawnmower while it is running. Shut off your gas powered lawnmower and let it cool down before refueling it. Gasoline for the lawnmower should only be stored in containers intended and approved for the purpose of storing gasoline. All gasoline containers should be stored outside of living areas and out of direct sunlight. —Information provided by FM Wayne Clark, ADSFM
Lions Club Fundraiser The Newport Lions Club presents “A Night of Comedy” featuring Rhode Island’s Charlie Hall, founder of the Ocean State Follies. The fundraiser will be held at the Atlantic Beach Club on Thursday, May 9. Tickets are $30 per person and include a hot and cold dinner buffet. To order tickets visit newportlionsclub.com or mail Helen Steeves at 1302 West Main Rd., Portsmouth.
Songs of the Civil War PHS Band Director Swanhurst Chorus will present wins ‘Golden Apple’ “Music for Patriots and Politicians: Songs of the American Civil War” in commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg, featuring many historic, and little performed, pieces of the era, as well as Vachel Lindsay’s poem, “Abraham Lincoln Walks at Midnight.” The concert will take place on Sunday, May 19 at 3 p.m. at the Redwood Library. Parking is available at both lots on Redwood Street. Tickets are $15; $10 students (K-16). Visit www.Swanhurst.org or call 682-1630 for more information.
Rogers Band Travels to Bermuda Last week, members of the Rogers High School Jazz Ensemble, Orchestra and Chorus traveled to Bermuda to participate in a music festival aboard the cruise ship Explorer of the Seas. In addition to the performances, students enjoyed two days of sightseeing in Bermuda. The RHS Jazz Ensemble and RHS Chamber Vocal Ensemble both received assessments of “Superior” for their performances. Additionally, the following awards were presented at the awards ceremony following the festival: “Outstanding Soloist” award – Chase Ceglie on tenor sax “Outstanding Musician” award – Mikel Arambarri on bass “Outstanding Rhythm Section” – the RHS Jazz Ensemble rhythm section (Devin Mello-piano; Sam Fitzpatrick-percussion; Ben Stracka-percussion; Dori Cawleydrums; Mikel Arambarri-electric bass; Tyler Louie-upright bass; and Joe Dudzienski-guitar) “Outstanding Soprano Section” – RHS Chamber Vocal Ensemble (Stephanie Martin, Abby Wasylean, Ashley Morris, Sophia Waugh, and Morgan O’Donnell)
Barbershop Quartet Performance Generations Barbershop Quartet will perform on Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. at Linden Place Mansion. The show will feature sing-a-longs and a selection of special numbers in the conservatory, which once served as the town barbershop in the 1860s. Tickets are $15. Reservations are recommended. For more information or to reserve tickets, call Linden Place at 401-253-0390 or email email@example.com.
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Education Commissioner Deborah Gist and Patrice Wood from NBC 10 stopped by Portsmouth High School this week to surprise music teacher Ted Rausch with a Golden Apple Award.The team walked in on Rausch and the symphonic band as they were meeting in the school auditorium to debrief after their successful music festival cruise to Bermuda last week. The students erupted in an immediate standing ovation for their director. Rausch has directed the PHS bands in performances all over New England this year, and led the PHS Marching 160 in the Presidential Inaugural Parade in January. The presentation will be televised on NBC 10 on Thursday, May 2, during local news broadcasts.
‘Boston Strong’ Cookies The Newport Sweet Shoppe is selling limited edition “Boston Strong” cookies. The company will donate 100% of the proceeds from the cookie to the One Fund Boston to help those affected by last week’s events in Boston. For more information, call 619-4600.
CFO Award Brian J. Hennessey, of Newport, has received Providence Business News’ 2013 CFO of the Year Award in the mid-size private company category. Hennessey has been with People’s Credit Union for over three years. He is also the Treasurer of Bike Newport.
‘Spring Fling’ The Portsmouth High School athletic boosters are hosting its “2013 Spring Fling” Tasting and silent auction on May 10 at the Glen Manor House from 7 - 11 p.m. Wines from Greenvale Vineyards and beer from Narragansett Beer can be sampled. Entertainment will be provided by Don Levine, Frank Romanelli and Dr. Eric. Tickets are $30 and be purchased at Clements or from any board member. For more information, call Paige at 683-3016.
Homebuyer Classes Church Community Housing Corporation will be offering homebuyer education classes. The next class meets in Newport, beginning Tuesday, May 7 and runs eight consecutive weeks, from 6:30 – 8:30 p.m. The program covers topics related to owning a home, obtaining a mortgage and repairing/maintaining good credit. In addition, various options for affordable ownership will be explored. The cost of the class is $50 per household plus a $9.50 per person credit report fee. Graduates of this training will receive a certificate of completion that is accepted by Rhode Island Housing and other area banks requiring homebuyer education. To register and for more information about the Homebuyer Training program, contact Donna Andreozzi at 846-5114 ext. 12 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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EDITORIAL Grand Plans for the North End
ecently, Mayor Henry F. Winthrop revived the concept of moving the Gateway visitor's center to the northern edge of town in concert with planned changes to the Pell Bridge inter-
change. Progress is also being made in efforts to claim and redevelop the former Navy Hospital property just north of the bridge. The redevelopment of the North End finally seems at hand. But can Newport ever really revitalize that section of town without incorporating plans for the future of Newport Grand? At the state General Assembly, legislation is being considered that would decrease the state's share of gambling revenue at the former jai alai fronton and redirect it back to the slot parlor. The owners say that the change is needed in order for the Grand to survive; that the decision by Newport voters to deny an effort to convert the property into a full-scale casino will soon make it impossible for them to do business. Without revisiting the issue at the ballot box, what's to become of the property? In the past, plans have called for developing a new hotel complex or retail outlet center on the site. Others have suggested a more mixed use, or residential project. And what of developing a new corporate park, or perhaps creating a marine-centric research and technology hub with an aquarium at its core? Some ideas will be worth pursuing, others will not be. But as we contemplate our future economic development opportunities, let's not ignore the challenge that is presented by a declining Newport Grand. And for our own sake, let's try to think outside of the proverbial box. ******* We had 13 hours and 45 minutes of daylight on Wednesday, and will have 15 minutes more by the end of the week. There was a hint of summer around town this past weekend as tourists flooded sidewalks and motorists jockeyed for parking spots. On Bellevue Avenue, tour buses seemed to outnumber passenger cars, while merchants began to ring up springtime sales. For those coming into town by way of the Newport Pell Bridge, all was well. On the other hand, southbound traffic entering into the city via Broadway had a bumpier ride, as construction on the Broadway Streetscape Improvement Project got underway. A few weeks back, we wrote of the importance of supporting those businesses that are sure to be impacted by the construction along the much traveled Broadway route. While we do so, however, we should also be mindful of the workers who are digging up the road surface. Earlier this week, one passerby was seen voicing displeasure in a derogatory fashion toward a worker, complaining of the inconvenience presented by the construction. Nearby, a couple clutching a visitor's map heard the angry voice. They looked up the street, then down at their map, and then they turned around. That the public and business owners will be inconvenienced by the street work is not in dispute, but it's important that we take the long view. Broadway, scarred and sometimes clogged by traffic, is our historic main street, spilling into the heart of our colonial core. Yes, there will be detours, and parking will be disrupted. But this summer, as scores of visitors once again come to Newport, let us be sure to put our best foot forward.
Trinity Park: Elitism At Its Worst
To The Editor: As a mother of three here in Newport, I have long considered Trinity Park a home away from home — a beloved place to play with the kids, have picnics in good weather, and enjoy the best of Newport. What a devastation this redesign has been. In my opinion, it is a case of elitism at its very worst, where the preferences of a select few over-rule the will of the people. For those who cannot remember: the resistance was huge! It’s a shame that the droves who protested this redesign didn’t meet with the same success as the surfers who so recently saved Ruggles Avenue from destruction. Maya Lin’s design has robbed Trinity Park of its beautiful open
space, which was so awesome for playing with kids. Over the past years I had noticed the Park becoming more and more popular for young families here in Newport (rather than a place nearly exclusively for troubled teens and the homeless), and I fear that will be lost now. Now we can look forward to the Park as a place for guys with “Starbucks cappuccinos,” sniffing at the organic soil, and kicking back to enjoy the water table! What a sin! One more point: how again do these “burned down buildings,” which will dwell in a permanent state of destruction, honor the memory of Doris Duke, the great restorer of old buildings?! Wow!! Lee Cobb Newport
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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Please Think Realistically! I can certainly agree with Evan Smith of Discover Newport when he concedes that the contemporary design of the Gateway Visitors Center has not been an architectural success. So why should he be in favor of building a new structure on the front of the Breakers property, instead of rescuing another more appropriately located historical home in Newport? It could either be converted into a Visitor Center, OR a new home for the PSNC offices currently located at (perfectly –sited for a Visitor Center) 424 Bellevue Avenue? What is the budget for the new building being proposed? – I think it’s in excess of 5 million dollars. The PSNC does NOT HAVE THIS MONEY!!!! The entire Newport area relies on the solvency of the PSNC and the continued operation of their properties. If they over-invest in a questionable new space (on what should be a sacred garden space inside the walls of the Breakers) and it turns out NOT to be a
success, then what? Is the Breakers property to be stuck with litter, vermin, and an under-funded building that the PSNC board then loses enthusiasm for a few years down the road? I am not saying that Epstein Joslin has not designed a fine building, but the function of the Preservation Society is not to build – but to PRESERVE. and WHY build out on Ochre Point which is not a central, convenient location? OR why not join forces with Discover Newport and create a great new space for both organizations in keeping with the city’s focus on grand old architecture? Bellevue Avenue IS central, and the PSNC already owns properties there. Cafes exist in abundance in the area. Why not restore a better location at a better price tag, and stay true to the mission of your organization? The whole new Breakers Visitors Center project has an odd whiff of underhandedness about it. What is in it for the Board of the PSNC?
The Newport community should be thinking about the WHYs more carefully since so much is at stake: WHY a new building? WHY so far from the center of town? WHY infringe on existing restaurant businesses? WHY spend money that isn’t yet available? WHY do this now? WHY deface the majestic Breakers property in any way? PLEASE consider the facts, not just the fun vanity project of hiring an famous architectural firm to spend more money than the PSNC has at the moment. Before the PSNC is solvent enough to be considering such a ludicrous project, ALL their properties should be looking a lot more spruced up than they are now. Jamie Comstock Chappaqua, New York
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To the Editor: Change in our world is inevitable; it is how we change that is critical to building a better tomorrow. In my view, the Preservation Society of Newport County is embracing change after a period of thoughtful research and careful consideration as it seeks to build a new state of the art welcome center at The Breakers, considered to be the grandest of Newport's summer "cottages" and a designated National Historic Landmark. The PSNC has reached out to many community stakeholders in a very thoughtful manner to gather feedback about how to best develop the design and functionality for the dynamic new center. I’ve had the opportunity to evaluate the inspiring architectural plans designed by Epstein Joslin Architects and Reed Hilderbrand Landscape Architects. It is evident the PSNC and these two experienced firms have brought together key elements in terms of site location, business function, the visitor experience and aesthetic style resulting in a decidedly attractive design. Many historic homes across America have invested wisely in new interactive welcome centers that serve visitors well without compromising the integrity of the
site. Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, Va.; George Washington’s Mount Vernon Estate in Alexandria, Va.; and Springwood, the home of Franklin D. Roosevelt in Hyde Park, N.Y.; are just some examples of treasured historic sites (and National Historic Landmarks) that merge 21st century visitor expectations with a sensitivity to the communities in which they exist. Reflecting back to 1988, when the Gateway Visitors Center was developed, there was certainly good intent and a sincere hope that the City would embrace the contemporary style architecture. However, 25 years later, history has shown the architecture has not endeared itself among locals and has even drawn stiff criticism from the Providence Journal. Had the Center been designed in a more traditional New England style, in my opinion, it would have blended more easily into the historic streets of this classic seaport. The PSNC has a chance to learn an important lesson from the road we took and it would seem they have done an impressive job of finding the right balance for this very important design project. Evan Smith President & CEO, Discover Newport
To the Editor: Newport Grand’s request for a bigger cut from gambling revenues should be shocking. Sadly it is not. This seems to be one more corporate bail-out with the taxpayer picking up the tab. In the Newport Daily News article of April 12 Diane Hurley, Newport Grand’s CEO, asks for “a little breather after the election we lost.” She wants the General Assembly to decrease the amount she is required to pay the State for the next two years in order to “stay competitive." Why should taxpayers subsidize a losing business? Isn’t 38 Studios a clear example of where that gets us? If the State gives up some of OUR revenue so Newport Grand’s profits stay up, they will take it away from funding that is sorely needed in other places. We can’t afford it. Newport has spoken at the voting booth. WE DO NOT WANT MORE GAMBLING. We have much more to offer than a predatory pastime that creates little and only takes. The gambling loop is a dead end. Let’s create some real economic development – something that looks to the future and is something we can be proud of. Laurice Shaw Newport
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Pell CONTINUED FROM PG. 1 fixed costs like health insurance. Because the tax increase cannot by law exceed 4 percent, her proposal balances the rest of the budget by cutting city departments and city funding. “We’re at the point where we’re triaging,” said Howington. “We’ve taken some significant hits on the city side to bring the tax increase to 3.85 percent. We have to cut certain services, and we can no longer support those services if we have the debt service of [Pell School] as well.” Howington’s proposal to shift the debt service to the school de-
“No one is more frustrated than I am that I don’t have the budget. I expected to have it by Thursday.” – John H. Ambrogi Superintendent, Newport Schools
partment did not sit well with members of the Newport School Committee, who contended the city isn’t allowed to do that. In the coming fiscal year, the school department would have to pay $1.3 million for the first bond payment. Similar amounts would have to be paid for 20 years, until the $30 million bond is paid in full. However, Howington said that when the school committee sought approval of the $30 million Pell School bond referendum during the 2010 election season, its members said that combining four elementary schools into one would save roughly $800,000 to $1 million – leaving the city to pay only the difference on the initial bond payment. For the city to cover the remaining amount would permanently increase the amount it provides to the school department budget, due to a state law which restricts the city council from reducing a school budget unless there is a decline in enrollment. Because the new school meets high standards for energy efficiency, the state will reimburse 44 percent of the school’s construction costs, while Newport is responsi-
ble for the remaining 56 percent. Underlying the budget discussion is the contention by school administrators that their budgetary process poses unique challenges that the city doesn't face. The most burdensome, they said, are the varying deadlines that come with state and federal aid packages. According to School Superintendent John Ambrogi, every year it's a struggle to put together a budget because he doesn't know how much money above the city's annual contribution will be coming in from outside sources. “No one is more frustrated than I am that I don’t have the budget,” he said, adding that he expected to have it by Thursday, April 25, when he’ll begin trimming it. “When I review the budget and get it down to a reasonable place, then we’ll meet with the finance committee, then take it to the school committee,” Ambrogi said. School Committee chairman Charles Shoemaker suggested that any proceeds from the sale of the closed elementary schools be shifted to the tax rolls in order to help the city pay off the bond – a move he says is allowed in the comprehensive land use plan. “You guys need money, you’ve got four schools to sell … Why are we fighting about this?” he said. But Councilor Justin McLaughlin disagreed, saying the comprehensive land use plan is not a policy adopted by the council, but simply a discussion tool. “It’s city property and city debt – it has to be paid by the city,” Councilor Jo Eva Gaines added. “Shifting [the debt] to the schools does not cure that. The schools can’t raise taxes. We have no way to increase our revenue. It has to be increased or decreased from the sources that it comes from.” The two groups agreed only that neither was satisfied with their current financial situations. “This reminds us that we may all want more money in our respective pots, but we may not have the money that everybody wants,” McLaughlin said. “If the bond comes back on our side, we’ll have some difficult decisions to make.” The Liaison Subcommittee will meet again on Tuesday, May 21 in room 924 of the Newport Area Career& Technical Center at Rogers High School.
City Website Returns By Tom Shevlin After weeks being offline, the city's website was reactivated this week in its old form. Compromised by what city officials described as a "directed cyber attack," the site had been replaced by a simple one-page directory back in March. The site, which was targeted repeatedly by unidentified hackers over a two week period, was moved to a new secure server and relaunched without fanfare on Tuesday. According to City Manager Jane Howington, after being compromised a total of three times in less than a week, the administration decided to take the site down out of "an abundance of caution." Visitors to the website had been reporting difficulties log-
ging on for several days prior to the site being taken down, however no personal or sensitive information was obtained. For now, the site has returned to its familiar form. On a separate track, Howington said that the city is continuing to work with third-party provider Vision Internet to launch a new, redesigned site later this spring. That site, which was already being developed through a contract awarded several months prior to the apparent security breech, will feature a number of interactive features including electronic bill payment, department blogs, and social media integration. Residents can also follow the Newport police and fire departments on Facebook at www. Facebook.com/NewportRIPoliceand/NewportRIFireDepartment.
Pell School Drainage Causing Problems By Meg O’Neil
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Men and women from Navy Newport supported Earth Week cleanup efforts all over the island this week. Whether working with members of the civilian community at Easton’s Beach or combing the shores of Naval Station Newport, sailors, officers and civilian personnel all pitched in to help keep Newport beautiful.
'Great Decisions' Seminar The Newport Council for International Visitors will host the second in the “Great Decisions 2013” seminar series on Tuesday, April 30 with Dr. Cornel Ban presenting on “The Future of the Euro.” The seminar will be held at the Vasco de Gama Society’s Fenner Hall, 15 Fenner Ave., at 6:30 p.m. Ban will discuss the recent financial crises in Greece and Cyprus and the precarious situation of other European Union countries; he will also address the impact of the euro’s health on the global economy and examine possible options to European Union leaders. Dr. Ban is an Assistant Professor of Inter-
national Relations at Boston University, specializing in the analysis of international economic organizations, ideas and policy. He is the author of several peer-reviewed articles in “Review of International Political Economy,” “East European Politics and Societies,” “History of Economic Ideas,” and “International Migration.” The series, sponsored by the Foreign Policy Association, examines critical issues in the world today and all are invited to be part of the discussion. The lectures are free but seating is limited. For more information on Great Decisions or to reserve, call Bob Sleiertin at 847-5196.
Choristers Celebrate 60 Years The Newport Navy Choristers will celebrate their 60th anniversary with a fundraising concert for the Newport Navy League on Friday, May 10. The “Proudly We Sing” concert of patriotic songs and sea shanties is an annual favorite, and Chorister President Pat McGue says they are proud to partner with the Navy League because of their strong support for the sea services in Newport. The U.S. Navy League was established in 1902, and the Newport Council formed in 1957; the Newport Navy Choristers began in 1953. The groups’ ongoing commitment
to supporting the Navy in Newport is legendary and a natural match, says McGue. The Navy League-sponsored Sea Cadet unit will post the colors for the concert. The concert will begin at 7:30 p.m. at St. Lucy’s Church, 909 West Main Rd., Middletown, with a preconcert reception beginning at 6:15 p.m. in the parish hall. Tickets are $12, with a senior/youth rate of $8. Advance purchase rate for four or more tickets is $10. For tickets call 401-847-7201 or email email@example.com.
Naval Community Briefs Military Kids and School Military School Liaison Janet McCarthy will address the Newport Officers’ Spouses’ Club on Tuesday, April 30 to discuss the Interstate Military Children's Compact and how it impacts military families. Ombudsman Laura Evinger, a reading specialist in the Bristol-Warren Schools, will address the new K-12 Common Core requirements. The group will meet at 6 p.m. in the Seaview Lanes Bowling Center. Dinner will be served. Visit www.newportosc.org to register.
America’s Kids Pentathlon The annual America’s Kids Pentathlon will be held at the New Fitness Center on Friday, May 17, 3-5:30 p.m. The event is open to children of active duty personnel, retirees, reservists, and DoD employees. Kids (ages 5-12) can compete in running, a basketball shoot out, an obstacle course, throwing challenge, and field goal kick. Refreshments will be provided. Registration is open online at www.americaskidsrun. org. For more information, call 401-841-2883.
Movie and Pool Night Families are invited bring their swimsuits for movie night fun at the New Fitness Center pool on Friday, May 17. Family movie night begins at 6 p.m. and costs $5 per person. Swim with your family while watching "Finding Nemo" broadcast on the pool wall and enjoy refreshments afterwards.
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The Naval War College Museum’s Eight Bells Lecture Series will continue on Thursday, May 9, from noon to 1 p.m. at the museum. Author Claude Berube will discuss “The Aden Effect,” his novel about murder, politics, sea power, and intrigue centering in the Middle East. The lecture is free and open to the public but reservations are required. Guests are welcome to bring a brown bag lunch. Visitors without a DoD decal/ID card should request access at time of reservation. To reserve, call 401841-2101 at least one working day prior to event.
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small, and the cost is modest, but the payoff is enormous. Newport is a special place, but Historic assets can be lost in a What: Washington Square sometimes it is easy for those who moment of inattention or carelessPresentation live here to forget just how special. ness and can never be replaced. Where: First Baptist Church, In helping write the summary of Our city leaders should ask themSpring St. the Washington Square Commuselves not, “Will this be easy and When: Wed., May 1, 5:30 p.m. nity Charrette report, based upon cheap?” but rather, “Will this be Cost: Free the collaborative process that long-lasting and valuable to both more than three hundred people residents and visitors?” If they use construction of the new. participated in last October, I was that measure as their guide, NewNewport recently welcomed reminded of how many National city staff as the port’s future will be as bright as its Paul Carroll to the Register landmark assets are situDevel- past. If you care about the special ated immediately around the park new Director of Economic places that make Newport unique, opment. The planning departthat was once the center of the please come to hear and see the ment, which once had three staff Newport colonial settlement. Inconclusions of the Washington members, is in transition, and this dividually listed National Register Square Charrette at a public prestructures are the highest designa- is a time when it is especially imsentation on Wednesday, May 1 at portant for the City Council and tion that is given by the Secretary the First Baptist Church on Spring Newport’s citizens to encourage of the Interior, and there are more Street at 5:30 p.m. the City Manager and her staff that than 60 of these in Newport alone the city is not just a place to be – many of them in the single square Ross Cann “economically developed” but that is an armile of land surrounding Washingchitectural historian, preservation, high quality design, ton Square. This area has one of the teacher, author and and respect for the city’s physical greatest densities of National Reg practicing architect assets are the reason that nearly ister landmarks anywhere in the who lives and works four million visitors come to New- United States. in Newport. port from around the world each Among the first buildings to be year to see buildings, streetscapes listed as part of the National Historic Register in 1966 were the and architectural monuments they Brick Market, the Colony House, can see nowhere else. Every part of the city has an imthe Redwood Library, the Wanpact on public perception and ton-Lyman-Hazard house, and the therefore on the value of their exTouro Synagogue—all in the immediate vicinity of the Square. This perience here. A modern street sign area of Newport is the reason that can irreparably damage a historic so many people come to visit and vista. Asphalt paving where once live in Newport. Other places have there were cobblestones can erode harbors and urban areas where one the sense of being in a place that can walk to shops and restaurants existed before cars. Cobra head from attractive historic neighbor- lights that look as if they came from hoods, but there are few if any with an interstate highway distort the greater architectural authenticity scale and charm of a historic Broadthan Newport. It is truly the “Metro- way streetscape. The current city politan Museum of Architecture”— policy of removing trees wherever the place where some of the best they are surrounded by sidewalk works by the most important diminishes the charm of the streets American architects of the 17th, over time. The small amount of ad18th, 19th and early 20th centuries ditional time and care that is needare preserved. And yet Newport is ed to take Newport beyond what also a city that has always balanced is ordinary and normal to what is the preservation of the old with the extraordinary and memorable is
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May Fair: A Celebration of Our Colonial Charter The John Clarke Society will kick off the statewide celebration of the 350th anniversary of the Colonial Charter with an afternoon of events on Saturday, May 4, which coincidentally is also Rhode Island Independence Day. The May 4 festivities will begin at 12:45 p.m. in Washington Square with a dramatic reading of the allegorical play, “America's Magna Carta,” which tells the story of why John Clarke went to England to procure the Charter – a tale filled with transatlantic intrigue. Local audiences will recognize a few Rhode Island notables in the cast, namely Chief Justice Frank Williams and Artillery Company Commander Robert Edenbach.
After the reading, May Queen Kerstin Zettmar and her entourage will be crowned, followed by Morris Dancer performances by the Ladies of the Rolling Pin and the Westerly Morris Men. At approximately 4 p.m., the Artillery Company of Newport will fire a cannon salute - using a cannon crafted by Paul Revere – to officially launch the start of the statewide Charter celebration. The May Fair will take place outside in front of the courthouse in Washington Square. In the event of inclement weather, it will be held in the Colony House right next door. For more information, visit www. johnclarkesociety.org/JCS/Events/ Upcoming.htm or write to JohnClarkeSociety@cox.net.
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Addressing Questions About Violence By Didi Lorillard Since the shootings of Newtown, there have been many questions asking how to talk to children and teenagers about violent acts that are repeatedly replayed in the media. This recent letter to me at my newport Manners Website reflects those concerns, especially in the wake of last week’s terror in Boston. Dear Didi, Newtown was bad enough. This past week we’ve been glued to the TV, holding close our children of varied ages, while trying to answer their questions about the bombings that paralyzed Boston. How do we talk about violence, car chases, the needless killing of a police officer and terrorist bomb attacks? We’re worrying about the long-term effects on all children. – Cathy, Portsmouth
Dear Cathy, In a sense, violence has to do with etiquette, but there is no template, no easy answer, for dealing with for this kind of behavior. Still, in the aftermath, we can try to help one another understand what we should and should not tell our children. We should all take solace in our many friendships and in the fact that our world really is a wonderful place, despite these terrible recent events. First, don’t let children follow any violence in progress on TV or the Internet. Psychologists have found that children who watched repeated TV clips of 9/11 and the destruction of the Twin Towers wrongly thought hundreds of buildings had been hit. Do contact close friends and relatives to tell them you and your family are OK, and then relay the information to your children that those people whom you contact-
ed are, in fact, OK, too. Psychologists have also found that posttraumatic stress disorder is often caused by a lack of communication with people about whom you are worried during a crisis. Do talk to older kids differently than you would youngsters, who are more likely to think that the bad men are outside your house (the bogey man is in the closet). Make it clear by reassuring children that the bad men are not outside your house, especially once they have been caught. Do find out from older children what they already know before discussing any tragedy. They don’t have to learn every horrendous detail, such as how many limbs people lost or that the younger brother ran over and killed his older brother in a hijacked SUV. But you do want to clarify any false notions that
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Getting to Know Newport’s Parks By Shawna E.M. Snyder With the spring comes a new appreciation for city parks. In Newport, we are fortunate to have an abundance of them, each with its own unique quality. Recently, on one of the first warm days of spring, my two girls (ages 5 and 4) and I plotted a course to take us to four parks: King, Morton, Martin Luther King and Aquidneck Park, which is behind the public library. I gathered our provisions (yogurt smoothies, graham crackers, apples and water) and stored them in various compartments of our stroller, along with a blanket to shield the girls from the raw wind that sometimes a spring day in Newport can deliver. The girls also packed a few necessary supplies including a unicorn toy and a kitty cat backpack stuffed with trinkets. Our 6-year-old black Labrador, Maeve, insisted on joining in on the fun. And off we went on our long walk. Morton Park (Morton Ave./ Spring St.): The tire swing is a favorite for us as we pretend that the swing, which can hold two to three children, is a small boat on the ocean. The tire swings more and more erratically as the high winds and torrential rain pummel the little “boat,” while the kids hold on with all their might. The park has a spacious lawn that’s great for play-
ing Frisbee or just setting a blanket down to relax, plus there’s a volleyball court for the sporting enthusiasts. Look for the hollowed out tree near the playground which is a great hiding place when you’re playing hide and seek. On a nice day, I’ll often see families seated at the picnic tables having a pizza party. Lunch or dinner doesn’t get any easier than that! The shade and short hiking trails also set this park apart. Along the edge of the forest near the hiking trails, sometimes you can find wild blackberries in summer. King Park (Wellington Ave.): This waterfront park offers a breathtaking view of the Newport Bridge. The grills and benches are strategically placed to give visitors a scenic view of the wharves and watercraft of Newport Harbor. There is also a small sandy beach where you can build sand castles or just lounge about and take in the sunshine. For kids who really like to work in the sand, there’s a sand digger/scooper. Bring your fishing poles too, as there’s also a fishing pier. Another perk here is that there’s a bathroom that’s open in the summer. Also in summer, free Sunday afternoon concerts are performed in the park by local musicians.
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By Cynthia Gibson Tulipomania is a real word. Tulips, which are native to Turkey and Eastern Asia, became one of Europe’s most coveted flowers after being introduced through Vienna in 1559. The mania that ensued was described by historian Charles McKay three centuries later: “An overwhelming desire to own tulips gripped the middle classes. Merchants and shopkeepers, even those with modest incomes, began to vie with each other for tulips and in the preposterous prices they paid for them. A trader from Haarlem paid half of his life savings for a single bulb. He didn’t buy for profit; he just wanted his friends to admire it.” Holland became the leader in growing and cultivating tulips during this time, and since then, not much has changed except for the prices. Thank goodness, they have gone down. “As the mania increased, prices rose, until, in 1635, a large number of people were investing fortunes of 100,000 florins to own forty tulip bulbs. It then became necessary to sell tulips by their weight in perits. (A perit was a small weight - less than a grain. 480 grains equaled 1 ounce.) Prices for different varieties were as follows: Admiral Liefken, weighing 400 perits = 4,400 florins Admiral Von der Eyk, weighing 446 perits = 1,260 florins Shilder of 106 perits = 1,615 florins Viceroy of 400 perits = 3,000 florins Semper Augustus, weighing 200 perits = 5,500 florins” The tulip that everyone wanted to own in 1634 was the Semper Augustus. One buyer sold 12 acres of land for a Semper Augustus, while another buyer paid “4,600 florins, a new carriage, two grey horses, and a complete suit of harness.” Needless to say, tulips were at their peak. Many books have since been written about Tulipomania, and they are filled with information of not only the varieties of tulips but also the lifestyles of the day. By 1636, tulips made their way to England, where they were sold publicly on the London Stock Exchange. At the same time, the fabulous bulbs arrived in Paris. However, neither the English nor the French had the same success with them, and by the mid to late 1600s, Tulipomania had faded. Bulb contracts from Holland defaulted as too many bulbs hit the market. Today, Holland still produces over 9 billion tulip bulbs each year. Approximately 7 billion of them are grown for export. According to the Netherlands Flower Bulb Information Center, “ The USA is the biggest importer of Dutch bulbs, and in a recent year, $130,000,000 worth
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The USA is the biggest importer of Dutch tulip bulbs. of Dutch bulbs (at wholesale) were imported.” The mania might be over, but the profit margin is not! Tulips came to the United States with the Dutch, English, and French beginning in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries and have been with us ever since. The number of tulip varieties is vast but can be broken down into 16 categories, as is done for horticultural shows: Div. 1: Single early – with cupshaped single flowers, no larger than 8 cm across (3 inches). They bloom early to mid season. Growing 15 to 45 cm tall. Div. 2: Double early – with double flowers, bowl shaped to 8 cm across. Plants typically grow from 30–40 cm tall. Div. 3: Triumph – single, cup shaped flowers up to 6 cm wide. Plants grow 35–60 cm tall and bloom mid to late season. Div. 4: Darwin hybrid – single flowers are ovoid in shape and up to 8 cm wide. Plants grow 50–70 cm tall and bloom mid to late season. This group should not be confused with older Darwin tulips, which belong in the Single Late Group below. Div. 5: Single late – cup or goblet-shaded flowers up to 8 cm wide, some plants produce multi-flowering stems. Plants grow 45–75 cm tall and bloom late season. Div. 6: Lily-flowered - the flowers possess a distinct narrow ‘waist’ with pointed and reflexed petals. Previously included with the old Darwins, only becoming a group in their own right in 1958. Div. 7: Fringed (Crispa) Div. 8: Viridiflora Div. 9: Rembrandt Div. 10: Parrot Div. 11: Double late – large, heavy blooms. They range from 18-22 in. tall Div. 12: Kaufmanniana – waterlily tulip. Medium-large creamy yellow flowers marked red on the
outside and yellow at the center. Stems 6 in. tall. Div. 13: Fosteriana (Emperor) Div. 14: Greigii - scarlet flowers 6 in. across, on 10 in. stems. Foliage mottled with brown. Div. 15: Species (Botanical) Div. 16: Multiflowering – not an official division, these tulips belong in the first 15 divisions but are often listed separately because they have multiple blooms per bulb. All of these varieties are for sale today. Some of the more fun tulips are Rembrandt, Parrot, Fringed and Lily. The Parrot tulip is multicolored with exceedingly bright colors and feather-edged petals, mimicking the wings or feathers of a parrot. Fringed tulips are just that … fringed-edged tulips. The Lily-shaped tulips are more like the original tulips found in Turkey. They are elegant, long, and sleek, and they come in an amazing array of colors. The Rembrandt tulip, named for the Dutch painter, is a personal favorite. It is also known as a “broken” tulip. The odd stripes on a Rembrandt tulip were originally caused by a virus. The virus ruined a number of other species, so the tulips were destroyed. But people had come to love the striped look, and so Rembrandts were created for today’s market. They are not the original exotic tulips seen in Dutch Master paintings, but they are a close facsimile. Tulips will be in bloom here within the next two weeks. Keep your eye out for favorites in gardens and flowerbeds. Tulip bulbs are planted in the fall, but enjoyed in the spring. They are a welcome sight in April and May. Cynthia Gibson is a gardener, food writer and painter. She gardens and tends her miniature orchard in Newport.
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Computer Class Learn Basic Email at the Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., 2:30 p.m., free but seating is limited, call 401-6839457 to reserve.
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“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.
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A student choreography showcase will take place in the Megley Theatre in the Antone Academic Center on the campus of Salve Regina University on Thursday, April 25 from 8-10 p.m., Friday, April 26 from 8-10 p.m., and on Saturday, April 27 from 3-5 p.m. Admission is $5 for the public. Directed by Lindsay Guarino, the student choreography showcase will feature pieces set by Alyssa Batchelder, Cayley Christoforou, Elizabeth Franson, Danni Gionet, Rachel Koehler, Alli Montecillo, Courtney Randall, Emily Sulock, Kayla Tolman, Tatiana Trapani and Kelsey Trovato. The Antone Academic Center is located on Lawrence Avenue.
Shakespeare in Middletown Fans gather weekly to read and enjoy works of the Bard, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 5 p.m. Business After Hours Join the Chamber of Commerce’s monthly after hours gathering at Newport Beach Club, 22 Newport Harbor Dr., off Bristol Ferry Road, Portsmouth, 5-7 p.m., members $5, non-members $25, 401-847-1608 or kathleen@newportchamber. com. Life of the Mind Salon Prof. Robert F. Dalzell, Jr. of Williams College will speak on “Wealth, Inequality and the American Mind,” and discuss his new book, “The Good Rich and What They Cost Us,” Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., reception 5:30 p.m., lecture 6 p.m., members free, non-members $10, 401-847-0292 x112 to reserve, www.redwoodlibrary.org. 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. Money Talk “Financial Investment - Opportunities and Outlook,” Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 6 p.m., free but registration required, call 401-846-1573.
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Venus and Serena newportFILM presents documentary on the powerhouse tennis stars, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 6 p.m., cocktail reception, 7 p.m. screening, director Michelle Major will hold a post-film session, $20, tickets at www.newportfilm. com. Reading Across RI “Understanding Mr. Hung’s Vietnam,” lecture by Ted Gatchel on the Reading Across RI book selection, “The Beauty of Humanity Movement” by Camilla Gibb, Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 7 p.m.
Salve Student Choreography Showcase Student choreography showcase at SRU, Antone Academic Center, Megley Theatre, 8 p.m.
Friday April 26
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, Edward King House, 35 King St., 1 p.m. Daffodil Party and Garden Tour Enjoy daffodil display, specimen trees and refreshments at Hillside, 300 Gibbs Ave., 4:30-6 p.m., advance reservations required, www. newportarboretum.org. “Back to Broadway” This year’s American Songbook performance is a choral retrospective of Broadway favorites, Trinity Church, Honyman Hall, 7:30 p.m., $15, $12 seniors/military. Salve Student Choreography Showcase 8 p.m. See Thursday, April 25 for details. Improv Comedy Interactive comedy with the Bit Players, Firehouse Theater, 4 Equality Park Place, 8 p.m., 401-8493473, www.firehousetheater.org.
Saturday April 27
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. 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, 10:30 a.m., 401-841-8770. Historic Site Tours Tours of the Colony House, Great Friends Meeting House and Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House depart from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., call to reserve, 401841-8770. Rum and Revolution The changing role of alcohol in Newport will be explored through stories of taverns, distillers and rum runners during this downtown walking tour, departs from the Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames Street, 11 a.m., 401-841-8770, www.newporthistorytours.org. Power of Music Film Festival Celebrate the force that is music with animated family film “Rio” at 10 a.m., followed by “Calle 54” at 1 p.m., “Moro no Brasil” at 3 p.m., Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., free but seating is limited, call 401-683-9457 to reserve. Beer Festival Second annual Newport Craft Beer Festival, Great Friends Meeting House Lawn, 21 Farewell St., sessions are noon-3 p.m. or 4-7 p.m., tickets are session specific, $45, ages 21+, unlimited sampling from 30 different breweries, demonstration, music, food, tickets available at www.newportcraftbeerfestival. com.
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Author Talk Peter Andreas will discuss his new book, “Smuggler Nation: How Illicit Trade Made America,” at the Newport Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401-847-8720 x115. Money Talk “Extreme Couponing 101,” Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 3 p.m., free but registration required, call 401-846-1573. Salve Student Choreography Showcase 3 p.m. See Thursday, April 25 for details. Murder at the Museum 5:30 p.m. See Thursday, April 25 for details. “Bollywood” Big Night Out Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Ocean State gala, Hyatt Regency, 6 p.m.-midnight, dinner, dancing, auctions, www.BBBSOS.org. “Reach for the Stars” Star Kids Scholarship fundraiser at 41° North, 7-10 p.m., with Honky Tonk Knights, for tickets call 401848-4187 or visit www.starkidsprogram.org. “Back to Broadway” 7:30 p.m. See Friday, April 26 for details. Improv Comedy 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. See Friday, April 26 for details.
Sunday April 28
Newport 10 Miler Scenic ten mile race to benefit Fort Adams Trust, 8 a.m. start, register at www.newport10miler.com. Bird Walk Jay Manning leads free guided bird walk at the Norman Bird Sanctuary, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 8 a.m., no registration necessary, bring binoculars, 401846-2577, www.normanbirdsanctuary.org. Gardening Help URI Master Gardeners offer basic soil analysis and answer gardening questions at Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, Portsmouth,
10 a.m.-12 p.m., free, www.newport-restoration.org. Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of revolution and the struggle for religious liberty, departs from the Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m., 401-8418770. Scenic Train Rides Enjoy a narrated ten-mile scenic ride along Narragansett Bay, heated cars, Old Colony Railway Depot, 19 America’s Cup Ave., 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m., www.ocnrr.com. All Saints Academy Spring Tea Traditional Irish Tea with homemade pastries, music, fellowship, “legendary” assortment of door prizes and raffle items, St. Lucy’s Parish Hall, 909 East Main Rd., Middletown, 1-3 p.m., $10, tickets are available at 401-848-4300 or mad_ firstname.lastname@example.org. Power of Music Film Festival Festival continues with “Latcho Drom” at 1:15 p.m., “Fados” at 3:15 p.m., Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., free but seating is limited, call 401-6839457 to reserve. “The Impossible” Free screening of “The Impossible,” Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 2 p.m. Musical Sundays The Wheeler School Guitar Ensemble will perform at the Newport Public Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., free. Open Mic Sunday Open mic at Custom House Coffee, 600 Clock Tower Square, Portsmouth, 2-5 p.m., featured performers 3-3:45 p.m. “Back to Broadway” 2 p.m. See Friday, April 26 for details. Harpsichord Concert Paul Cienniwa will perform “1685AD: Music of Bach, Handel, and Scarlatti,” St. Columba’s, Vaucluse Ave., Middletown, 3 p.m., $20.
Monday April 29
Hearth and Home Exhibit Newport Historical Society’s exhibit, “Hearth and Home,” examines how Newporters kept warm two centuries ago, Museum of Newport History, 127 Thames St., daily, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., www.newporthistory.org.
Tuesday April 30
Preschool Storytime Storytime for preschoolers at the Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10:30 a.m., public welcome, free, drop in. Afterschool Art for Kids Birdhouse decorating for those ages 5+, Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Rd., 4 p.m., free but registration required, 401846-1573. “Great Decisions” Dr. Cornel Ban presents “The Future of the Euro,” Fenner Hall, 15 Fenner Ave., 6:30 p.m., free, sponsored by the Council for International Visitors, free but reservations suggested, visit www.newportciv. org. Tall Ship Talk at Emmanuel Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., 7 p.m., learn about RI’s soonto-be-commissioned tall ship, the Oliver Hazard Perry, free. Geezers at Empire Join acoustic folk musicians at Empire Tea & Coffee, 22 Broadway, 7:30 p.m., 401-619-1388. IYRS Lecture Conversations with Richard Saul Wurman, IYRS, 449 Thames St., 7:30 p.m., members free, nonmembers $7, 401-848-5777.
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Charrette Results Presentation of Washington Square Roots workshop results, United Baptist Church, 30 Spring St., 5:30 p.m. Chess Group Weekly gathering for chess players, Empire Tea & Coffee, 22 Broadway, 7:30 p.m., 401-619-1388.
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Traditional Eggs Benedict, Smoked Salmon Display Strawberry Grand Marnier Stuffed French Toast Omelets and Eggs Prepared to Order Country Sausage and Smoked Bacon, Fruit, and Pastries Raw Bar Fresh Clams, Oysters, Poached Shrimp and Jonah Crab Claws Butcher Block Station Peppercorn and Spice Rubbed Sirloin with Port Wine Demi-Glace, Virginia Ham, Steamed Spring Vegetables, Potatoes Pasta Station Penne, Cavatelli and Tortellini Prepared to Order Salads and Desserts Coffee and Tea $49 for Adults, $39 for Seniors, $19 for Children 6 to 12 Children 5 and under are free - Children’s Buffet also available RESERVATIONS REQUIRED BEFORE MAY 6
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Thursday May 2
Business Before Hours Join the Chamber of Commerce’s before work gathering, Orange Leaf Frozen Yogurt, 198 Thames St., 8-9 a.m., 401-847-1608 or www. newportchamber.com. Whitehorne Museum Opens The Samuel Whitehorne House, home to some of the best examples of Newport and Rhode Island furniture from the late 18th century, opens for the season, 416 Thames St., tours run ThursdayMonday, guided tours at 10:30 a.m. and 3 p.m., self-guided 11 a.m.-3 p.m., www.newportrestoration.org. “If It’s Thursday, It Must Be Shakespeare” Informal group meets weekly to give interpretive readings of Shakespeare’s works, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 5 p.m., 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. Juried Senior Show Reception Arts showcase by SRU art and art history graduates, Dorrance Hamiliton Gallery, Antone Academic Center, corner of Leroy and Lawrence avenues, 5-7 p.m., exhibit on display through Sunday, May 19.
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Wine Tasting and Auction SRU scholarship fundraiser, Ochre Court, Ochre Point Ave., 5:30 p.m., email@example.com. Arts & Cultural Alliance Annual meeting of area artists and art supporters at Newport Art Museum, 6 p.m., reception to follow, www.newportarts.org.
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Nature Storytime Norman Bird Sanctuary hosts nature-themed storytime with “The Tiny Seed,” for preschoolers ages 3+, 583 Third Beach Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m., members $3, nonmembers $6, 401-846-2577. Book Sale Gently used books, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. SRU Band Spring concert, Casino Theatre, 9 Freebody St., 8 p.m., 401-341-2295.
Saturday May 4
Architectural Symposium International Tennis Hall of Fame presents “Ogden Codman Jr. and Edith Wharton: Architecture and Interior Design,” 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., $95 includes lectures, house tours, lunch, advance registration required at www.tennisfame.com. 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.
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Celebrate Rhode Island’s colonial charter on Saturday, May 4 with an original play, “America’s Magna Carta,” at 12:45 p.m., followed by crowning of the May Queen, a performance by Morris Dancers, and ending with the firing of a colonial cannon crafted by Paul Revere at approx. 4 p.m., in front of the Murray Courthouse, Washington Square (rain location is inside Colony House), visit www.johnclarkesociety.org for more information.
Redwood Book Group Meet to discuss James Boswell’s literary biography, “The Life of Samuel Johnson, Part II,” all welcome, Redwood Library, 50 Bellevue Ave., 10 a.m., 401-847-0292, www.redwoodlibrary.org.
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Spring Trot for Mental Health Second annual awareness and fundraising event, starts and finishes at Newport County Community Mental Health Center, 127 Johnnycake Rd., Middletown, 10 a.m., www.nccmhc.org. Book Sale Gently used books, Jamestown Philomenian Library, 26 North Rd., 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Power of Music Film Festival Celebrate American roots music
with “Genghis Blues” at 10:30 a.m., “Give Me the Banjo” at 12:30 p.m., and “Béla Fleck: Throw Down Your Heart” at 3:15 p.m., Portsmouth Free Public Library, 2658 East Main Rd., free but seating is limited, call 401-683-9457 to reserve. 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, 10:30 a.m., 401-841-8770. Historic Site Tours Tours of the Colony House, Great Friends Meeting House and Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House depart from Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 11 a.m.-3 p.m., call to reserve, 401841-8770. Colonial Charter Celebrate Rhode Island’s colonial charter with an original play, “America’s Magna Carta,” at 12:45 p.m., followed by crowning of the May Queen, a performance by Morris Dancers, and ending with the firing of a colonial cannon crafted by Paul Revere at approx. 4 p.m., in front of the Murray Courthouse, Washington Square (rain location is inside Colony House), visit www.johnclarkesociety.org for more information. Author Talk Michael Sears will discuss his new novel “Black Friday,” at the Newport Library, 300 Spring St., 2 p.m., 401847-8720 x115. Saturday Book Group Meet to discuss “Moon Over Manifest,” by Claire Vanderpool, Portsmouth Free Public Library, 11:30 a.m. “Belle Musique” Jamestown Community Chorus’ spring concert, Central Baptist Church, 99 Narragansett Ave., 7:30 p.m., tickets $12, seniors $10. Murder at the Museum 5:30 p.m. See Thursday, April 28 for details. Common Fence Music Enjoy internationally-acclaimed folk singer/songwriter Cheryl Wheeler, 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth, doors open at 7 p.m., mu-
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‘42’ Explores Healing Power of Baseball By Patricia Lacouture The film “42” – the story of Jackie Robinson’s trailblazer role as the first African American in Major League Baseball – has nothing to do with last Monday’s Boston Marathon bombings, yet this nation’s wounds extend to the past as well as the present. As a historical account (yet by no means a documentary), “42” reminds us that our own citizens have committed acts of blind hatred. While no actual violence was perpetrated against Robinson, the Brooklyn Dodgers, the team that signed him, received death threats against him, his newborn son and his wife. As we all await answers on what prompted the terrible violence of last week, this critic took solace in watching “42.” I needed someone heroic to cheer for, and Robinson is a heroic figure. The film, in fact, stands tall among baseball’s mythic films, such as “Field of Dreams” and “The Natural.” When Dodgers owner Branch Rickey (Harrison Ford) announces his plans to recruit an African American player for the team, he’s cautioned that he’s defying a “code.” Breaking a law is something one can get away with, one of his close assistants warns, “but break an unwritten law, and you’ll be an outcast.” The narrative of “42” unfolds along with the relationship between Robinson, played perfectly by Chadwick Boseman (who bears an uncanny resemblance to the young Jackie Robinson), and his mentor, Rickey. Both men face brutal verbal assaults and acts of racist
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hatred so extreme that it seems impossible they could have occurred so recently in the United States of America. Rickey applauds–literally counts on–the spirit that fuels Robinson. But can he convince this self-assured young man to control his temper? Rickey states it best when he tells Robinson, “Your enemy will be out in force. But you cannot meet him on his same low ground.” Harrison Ford blends the required toughness of a businessman who must watch the bottom line with the tenderness of a person capable of paternal feeling. It turns out that Rickey is attempting to atone for having failed to right a long-ago injustice. Robinson wonders why he, among all the promising players in the Negro League, has been chosen to blaze
Heading ‘Back to Broadway’ Musical theatre aficionados longing for the songs of The Great White Way need look no further than Honyman Hall this weekend for a muchneeded-after-winter infusion of toe-tapping, uplifting, and upbeat tunes in “Back to Broadway,” this year’s American Songbook production at Trinity Church, April 26-28. The choral retrospective, under the musical direction of Al Destin, offers hits from Broadway favorites from the 1940s to the present and includes showstoppers ranging from classics “South Pacific,” “Sound of Music,” “Carousel,” and “Fiddler on the Roof” to the more contemporary “Les Miserables” and “Jersey Boys.”
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Chadwick Boseman as Jackie Robinson and Harrison Ford as Branch Rickey in a scene from “42.”
This is the fifth American Songbook production sponsored by Trinity Church’s Ministry of the Arts and features both veterans of every production and those new to the Trinity stage. “Look for a few surprises,” says long-time MOA member Pro Lyon. Funds raised by Trinity’s Ministry of the Arts support outreach efforts at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center and Grace’s Children’s Orphanage in Kenya. Performances will run in Honyman Hall on Friday, April 26 and Saturday, April 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, April 28 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15, with a senior/military/student rate of $12.
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this trail, but he does it with grace and dignity. The late commissioner of baseball (and once president of Yale University), A. Bartlett Giamatti, described the game as an earthly version of Paradise, “an evergreen reminder of America’s best promises.” “42” reminds us, as we all heal from the tragic bombings in Boston, to avoid making judgments based on race or ethnicity. I, for one, hope for the kind of healing power that Giamatti ascribed to baseball, as Boston and the country now begin to recover.
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Newport Blues Cafe–Felix Brown, 9:30 p.m.
Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Trivia Challenge, 8 p.m. The Fifth Element–DJ Maddog
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One Eighty–Gentlemen Explorers
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Friday, April 26 LaForge Casino Restaurant–Dave Manuel on Piano, 7-11 p.m.
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Middletown VFW – Karaoke, DJ Papa John, 8:30 p.m.
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FRIDAY NIGHT JAZZ with Dick Lupino and his musicians
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Perennial favorite Cheryl Wheeler returns to Common Fence Music on Saturday, May 4, for what promises to be another sold-out show. Although the singer-songwriter is nationally known for her songwriting – she has been recorded by Peter Paul and Mary, Kenny Loggins, Garth Brooks, Suzy Boggus, Melanie, Bette Midler, Maura O’Connell, Sylvia, and Kathy Mattea – local audiences flock to see her perform. Wheeler’s wit is legendary, and her humorous commentary on contemporary issues keeps the area crowds in stitches, reports Tom Perrotti of Common Fence Music. 11:32 AM Tickets are $35 in advance and at the door. Doors open at 7 p.m. for a folk “tailgate picnic” and the show is at 8 p.m. Common Fence Music is located at 933 Anthony Rd., Portsmouth. and tickets are available at www.commonfencemusic.org.
Newport Blues Cafe–Party Girl Rocks, 9:30 p.m. Narragansett Cafe – The Senders, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Java Jive, 9 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub – John Erikson & Friends, 10 p.m. Rhino Bar–Glory Dayz Rhumbline–Lois Vaughan, 6:30 p.m. SPLASH @ One Eighty–Castle,Meds and Wash Hollow, 9-10, no cover The Chanler–Dick Lupino, Yvonne Monnett, Dennis Cook, 6-10 p.m. The Fifth Element–Honky Tonk Knights,10 p.m.-1a.m.
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Spirit of Santana at Grand Spirit of Santana Show Band plays Santana tribute in a free concert at Newport Grand, 150 Adm. Kalbfus Hwy., 9 p.m., 18+, 401-849-5100, www.newportgrand.com.
Sunday May 5
Ballard Park Bird Walk Join Lauren Parmlee on a walk through Ballard Park, 8 a.m., bring binoculars, sturdy shoes, meet at Wickham Road entrance across from Rogers High School, $5 donation. If Pots Could Talk Workshop with Seth Rainville, Jamestown Arts Center, 18 Valley Rd., 9 a.m.-4 p.m., 401-560-0979. Gardening Help URI Master Gardeners offer basic soil analysis and answer gardening questions at Prescott Farm, 2009 West Main Road, Portsmouth, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., free, www.newportrestoration.org.
Scenic Train Ride 11:45 a.m. and 2 p.m. See Sunday, April 28 for details. Police Parade The Aquidneck Island National Police Parade kicks off at 11:50 a.m., West Main Rd., Middletown to Washington Square. Power of Music Film Festival The festival concludes with “Afghan Star” at 1 p.m., “Amandla!: A Revolution in Four-Part Harmony” at 3 p.m., Portsmouth Library, 2658 East Main Rd., seating is limited, call 401-683-9457 to reserve. Open Mic Sunday Open mic at Custom House Coffee, 600 Clock Tower Square, Portsmouth, 2-5 p.m., featured performers 3-3:45 p.m. “Belle Musique” 3 p.m. See Saturday, May 4. SRU Choral Concert Spring concert, Ochre Court, Ochre Point Ave., 3 p.m., 341-2295. Discover Colonial Newport Walking Tour Hear stories of revolution and the struggle for religious liberty, departs from the Museum of Newport History at Brick Market, 127 Thames St., 10:30 a.m., 401-841-8770.
Clarke Cooke House–Foreverly Brothers; D J Jackie Henderson in the Boom Boom Room, 9 p.m. Hyatt Five 33 Lounge–Dave Manuel, 4-6 p.m. Jimmy’s Saloon–The Ubiquitones, 10 p.m.-1a.m. LaForge Casino Restaurant–Dave Manuel on Piano, 7-11 p.m. Middletown VFW – Karaoke, DJ Papa John, 8:30 p.m. Newport Blues Cafe–Wayz & Means w/Erika Van Pelt Narragansett Cafe –Mr. Chubb, 9:30 p.m. Newport Grand Cocktail Lounge– Russ Peterson, 9 p.m. O’Briens Pub – DJ C Gray, 10 p.m. SPLASH @ One Eighty–Video DJ, 9-10, no cover The Fifth Element–The Ubiquitones Rhino Bar–Get Lucky Rhumbline–Nick Sanfilippo, 6:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 28 Fastnet Pub – Traditional Irish Music, 6-10 p.m. Clarke Cooke House – Bobby Ferreira, 12:30-3:30 p.m. Narragansett Cafe –Superchief Trio, 1-4 p.m. O’Brien’s Pub – Karaoke, 9:30 p.m. One Pelham East–The Vudu Sister, 6-9 p.m. The Fifth Element–Lois Vaughnn Jazz Trio
Monday, April 29 Fastnet Pub–The Ubiquitones, 10 p.m.-1 a.m. Rhino Bar–DJ Chris Grey and Metal Night in Tusk
Tuesday, April 30 Fastnet–”Blue Monday” The Wharf Pub–Acoustic Open Mic, 7 -10 p.m.
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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) One Eighty Bar & Grille, 10 Broadway, Newport 8) Rhumbline, 62 Bridge St., Newport 9) Brick Alley Pub, 140 Thames St., Newport 10) Busker’s Irish Pub, 178 Thames St., Newport 11) Aloha Cafe, 18 Market Square, Newport 12) The Wharf Pub, 31 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport 13) Fluke Wine Bar & Kitchen, 41 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport 14) Diegos, 11 Bowen’s Wharf, Newport 15) Clarke Cooke House, Bannisters Wharf, Newport 16) The Port Grille & Raw Bar, 359 Thames St, Newport 17) O’Brien’s Pub, 501 Thames St., Newport 18) Thai Cuisine, 517 Thames St., Newport 19) One Bellevue, Hotel Viking, Newport 20) La Forge Casino Restaurant, 186 Bellevue Ave., Npt. 21) The Chanler’s Spiced Pear, 117 Memorial Blvd., Npt. 22) Atlantic Grille, 91 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown
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Mama Leone’s 150 Connell Hwy. Newport Newport Grand 150 Admiral Kalbfus Rd. Newport Anthony’s Seafood 963 Aquidneck Ave. Middletown Coddington Brewing Company 210 Coddington Hwy. Middletown International House of Pancakes 159 W. Main Rd. Middletown The Montaup Grille 500 Anthony Rd. Portsmouth
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The Rhode Island Blood Center would like to thank our communityâ€™s blood donors who helped us respond so quickly to the tragic events at the Boston Marathon. Because of your kindness and generosity, we were able to supply hundreds of blood products to 5 hospitals in the Boston area within hours of the bombings. Each day, 280 pints of blood are needed to support hospitals in RI and throughout New England. By becoming a regular blood donor, you help ensure that blood is available the instant it is needed. We are so proud of the volunteer blood donors and drive sponsors, blood center employees, local media and many others that make saving lives possible each and every day. We hope that you will continue to donate blood regularly, particularly during the summer months, so we can ensure blood is there for the patients in need. With deepest gratitude,
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may be disturbing them. For instance, at Newtown it was first rumored that there were two shooters, not one, and that the shooterâ€™s mother was a teacher at the school, which is also false. It was important to reassure all children after the Newtown shootings, that their school, and specifically their classroom, is a safe place. Do let kids know what is going on. When the crisis is over, tell them the problem has been resolved. Older kids tend to dramatize stories to younger children, because theyâ€™re more interested in processing information, and donâ€™t realize that what theyâ€™re saying could be too confusing for an elementary school child to digest. Make it clear that it is your job as the adult to tell the younger child what he/she needs to know in order for them to feel safe. Do play games, cook, draw, read, and do projects to distract children during a time of crisis. Let older children and teenagers contact their friends, but put a time limit on how long they chat and monitor their calls, because you donâ€™t want them spreading rumors or becoming even more afraid. Everyone needs to feel safe and know that their friends are safe. Do try to stay with your children of all ages and when you have to go to work or go out of town on business, keep in constant contact with them and their caregiver during and after the crisis. Donâ€™t let them watch any violent TV, films or action games. Stick to comedy and nature for teenagers until you feel theyâ€™ve moved past the incident. Do be the interpreter of any breaking news and directives that are being given to the public. Do be outwardly affectionate by hugging your children and partner a lot. Families and children are extraordinarily resilient. However, there is behavior parents should look out for in order to nip any longer term problem in the bud.
Aquidneck Park (behind Newport Library) (King St./Bowery St.): A short walk up the hill from the Newport Library, this park is a popular one for kids to burn off some energy after sitting quietly at the library. A century-old beech tree close to the playground catches our attention. Kids love to play among its gnarled roots and hang from its low branches. The enormity of this tree dwarfs anyone who stands next to it, but there is comfort in its protection. At the playground, the spinning wheel is a popular item, especially when a dad gives it a big push to make the kids shriek with glee. Martin Luther King Park (Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd./Edward St): In the heart of Newport and adjacent to the Great Friends Meeting House is the MLK Park, which offers see-saws, swings and slides. Across the street is a basketball court, and there are also a couple of checkerboard tables that you can use if you bring your own chess or checkers set. This park is located close to Broadway and Thames Street, allowing for a quick run to get an ice cream or a coffee. Shawna E.M. Snyder of Newport, is a mother of two young girls and a Doctor of Acupuncture.
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Kids react to your feelings and actions, so keep it together for their sake and if you feel like crying, cry in private. Be aware of increased separation anxiety and when they seem overly concerned about you or their other parent, ask whatâ€™s bothering them. Look for clingy and regressive behavior, such as a return to thumb sucking. Limit TV and monitor what they watch so that you can discuss any disturbing incidents or behavior they may not understand. When in doubt turn it off. Otherwise, maintain your normal routines, but check up on them by asking periodically, â€œAre you worried about anything?â€? Reassure them that it is OK to talk abut their feelings. With elementary school-aged kids it is more about the good guys vs. the bad guys: they cannot yet see things objectively. They donâ€™t understand concepts such as justice. They are apt to personalize events to the extent that they develop headaches, stomach aches or even nightmares. Lack of focus and concentration, thoughts about death and dying, worrying that more bad things will happen, irritability, and temper outbursts should all be on your radar. Reassure all your children that this was a one-time incident, that it is over now, and that there are ever so many more good people on earth than bad. Let them know that you believe that the world is really an extraordinarily happy place filled with lots of helpers there when you need them. As Mister Rogers said, teach children to â€œLook for the helpers,â€? because you want them to learn to be a good helper as well. Didi Lorillard, of Newport, has published several books. At her Website, newportmanners. com, she offers solutions to everyday problems. If you have a question you would like to ask her, email news@newportthisweek. net attention Didi.
Run for Education Motherâ€™s Day Weekend Registration is brisk for the annual Newport Public Education Foundation 5K Run for Education to be held Saturday, May 11 at 9 a.m. Runners of all ages will compete for fun and prizes on the certified course which begins and ends at Rogers High School and runs through scenic Ocean Drive. A grand prize of $150 will go to male and female runners with the fastest times, and awards will be presented to the top three male and female runners in each age category. Hundreds of runners are expected at the popular family event, and members of the Islandâ€™s running community, as well as supporters of public education, are expected to turn out in force to help raise money for programming not fund-
ed through school budgets. Each year the NPEF awards $20,000 to classroom teachers and community groups to provide innovative educational experiences for the children of Newport. This yearâ€™s race is dedicated to the memory of Sandra Clooney, an active community member and proud supporter of Newport schools. New at the event this year is an obstacle course in the Rogers High School gym, run by the physical education teachers. Two courses will be available - one designed for younger kids and one for older children and adults. Competitors will vie for best times through the course and 5K runners will have an opportunity to hit the obstacle course before and after the race. A non-competitive 2-mile Family
Fun Walk will be held at the same time as the 5K. A health fair begins at 8 a.m. and will offer cholesterol and blood sugar screenings, blood pressure checks, BMI and body fat analyses, and derma scans. Pre-registration is $20 for adults and is available at www.racewire. com/register.php?id=2872. Preregistration will also be available in the Rogers High School cafeteria on Friday, May 10, 4-6 p.m. For more information, contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 401-862-6256.
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First Presbyterian Church of Newport welcomed their new Director of Music Ministries, David Warfield, on Sunday, April 14. The son of a Methodist minister, Warfield has served several churches in New Hampshire and Connecticut, and most recently spent 11 years at Central Baptist Church in Norwich, Conn. He has extensive experience directing choirs, bell ringers, and instrumentalists and is a skilled organist and pianist, blending traditional and contemporary music into worship services.
The Ministry of the Arts at Trinity Church will present “Back to Broadway,” the latest in its American Songbook musical productions, April 26-28. The choral retrospective will include favorites from Broadway shows, from the 1940s to present day, and will feature the Al Deston Singers and Trio. Performances will be in Trinity’s Honyman Hall, Queen Anne Square on Friday and Saturday evenings, April 26 and 27, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday afternoon, April 28, at 2 p.m. Tickets are $15 ($12 seniors/ military) and may be reserved by calling 401-324-9492. Ministry of the Arts raises funds for Trinity outreach programming, which supports Newport’s Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center and Grace’s Children Orphanage in northern Kenya.
Youth Evensong Emmanuel Church will host a RI RSCM Youth Chorister choral Evensong at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., on Sunday, April 28 at 5 p.m. The choristers of six combined choirs, more than 50 singers strong, will offer Evening Prayer under the direction of Vincent Edwards, of St. Paul’s Church, Norwalk, Conn. All are welcome.
Architecture of Trinity Harle Tinney will present “The Importance of Learning History” at Trinity Church’s Adult Christian Formation program on Sunday, April 28. Tinney will discuss Trinity’s 18th century architecture, including the three-tiered wine glass pulpit, the memorials along the walls, the box pews, and the famous people who used those pews, including George Washington and Queen Elizabeth ll. The program will be held in Honyman Hall from 9-9:45 a.m.; coffee will be served and the public is welcome.
Harpsichord Concert St. Columba’s Chapel will host a recital on Sunday, April 28 with concert harpsichordist Paul Cienniwa presenting “1685AD: Music of Bach, Handel and Scarlatti.” The concert will take place at 55 Vaucluse Ave., Middletown at 3 p.m. Tickets are $20, available at the door.
Emmanuel Speaker Series The Emmanuel Speaker Series will present “The Oliver Hazard Perry: Rhode Island’s Own Tall Ship” on Tuesday, April 30 at 7 p.m., 42 Dearborn Street. Jessica Wurzbacher, director of education, and Richard Bailey, ship’s captain, will tell the story of how the Tall Ship came to be and describe its future as a maritime campus, offering experiencebased core learning opportunities. All are welcome.
Paul’s First Letter Series Trinity Church will offer the second in its four week series on Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians on Wednesday, May 1 at 7 p.m. in Honyman Hall. The Rev. Canon Anne Marie Richards and Wayne Porter will lead the discussion of Paul’s concern about the worldly philosophy leading the church astray. The series continues Wednesday evenings through May 22. All are welcome to attend any or all of the sessions. Refreshments will be served. For more information, call 846-0660.
Transcendentalist Spirit Series The Learning Center at Channing Church will present a series on the “Transcendentalist Spirit and an Evolutionary Spirituality, Exploring a Great Awakening,” on Tuesdays, April 30, May 7, 14, and 21, 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall. A three-part workshop will also take place on Saturday, June 1, 9 a.m.-noon, 1-5 p.m., 7-9 p.m., The final session will follow 10 a.m. worship on Sunday, June 2 and run 12-1:30 p.m. The fee is $10. Call 401-846-0643.
Music at PUMC The Narragansett Bay Chorus and Quartet will perform at Portsmouth United Methodist Church on Friday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15. For more information, call 401-683-4005 or visit www. pumcri.org.
Housing Support Program Newport County Citizens to End Homelessness will hold a forum on “Supportive Housing and How it Helps,” on Tuesday, May at 7 p.m. at Child & Family, 31 John Clarke Rd., Middletown. Anne Cook will provide an overview of the program, and program participants will discuss how the program has changed their lives. Donations of soap, toothpaste, shampoo and other items for personal care will be collected. For more information, email email@example.com.
Save the Date The Aquidneck Island Crop Walk for Hunger will take place on Saturday, May 25. More details to follow.
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Richard D. Boiani, 84, of Newport, passed away April 21, 2013 at Newport Hospital. He was the husband of Lorraine Anne (Lamarre) Boiani. He was a U.S. Army veteran serving in World War II and the Korean War. Calling hours will be on Thursday, April 25 from 4 – 7 p.m. in the Memorial Funeral Home. A Mass of Christian Burial will be on April 26 at 10 a.m. at St. Joseph’s Church, Broadway. Donations in his memory may be made to the Robert Potter League for Animals, PO Box 412, Newport, RI 02840 or to the St. Joseph’s Building Fund, Broadway, Newport, RI 02840. Myrtle E. (Bliven) Bonus, 86, of Newport, passed away April 19, 2013 at the Newport Hospital. She was the wife of Arthur Bonus. Donations in her memory may be made to St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 12 Marlborough St., Newport, RI 02840. Mary Elizabeth (Gibson) Destremps, of Middletown, passed away April 18, 2013. Donations in her memory may be made to Newport County Mental Health, 127 Johnny Cake Hill, Middletown, RI 02842. David J. Hughes, 66, of Portsmouth, passed away April 21, 2013. He was the husband of Barbara Burns. Visitation with the family will be held on Friday, April 26 from 1 - 2 p.m. in Memorial Funeral Home, 375 Broadway, followed by a memorial service at 2 p.m. Donations in his memory may be made
to the James L. Maher Center, 120 Hillside Ave., Newport, RI 02840. Margaret (Devine) Kilmer, 87, of Middletown, passed away April 18, 2013 at Village House Nursing Home, Newport. She was the wife of the late Victor J. Kilmer. Donations in her memory may be made to the Village House Nursing Home Activity Fund, 70 Harrison Av., Newport, RI 02840. Lynne M. Smith, 96, of Middletown, passed away April 23, 2013 at St. Clare Home Newport. She was the wife of the late Robert Smith. Her funeral will be on Saturday, April 27, at 8 a.m. at the Memorial Funeral Home, followed by a Mass of Christian Burial at 10 a.m. in St. Lucy’s Church, Middletown. Kenneth P. Whitehead, 60, of Middletown, passed away April 17, 2013 at John Clarke Health Care Center Middletown, of metastatic cancer. He was the long-time companion of Dorothy Pennachi. In his memory he asked people to buy a friend a cup of coffee or help fix a friend’s car. Clifford Andrew “Onion” Wilson, 61, of Newport, passed away April 22, 2013. Services will be held on Saturday, April 27 from 4-7 p.m. at the O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home. A celebration of his life will be held at the Hibernian Hall at 7 p.m. Donations in his memory to the Ancient Order of Hibernians, Care of The Hibernian Scholarship Fund, Hibernian Hall, 2 Wellington Ave., Newport, RI 02840.
Community Meals and Fellowship Area churches and organizations work together to provide nutritious meals in a caring environment for members of the community. Upcoming meals include:
Thursday, April 25
7:30 a.m.–MLK Center 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. 5 p.m.–St. Paul’s Methodist (food by St. Augustin’s) 12 Marlborough St.
Friday, April 26
7:30 a.m.–MLK Center 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. 5 p.m. –Salvation Army 51 Memorial Blvd.
Monday, April 29
7:30 a.m.–MLK Center 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. 11:30 p.m.–St. Joseph’s R.C. 5 Mann Ave. 5 p.m.–Trinity 141 Spring St.
Tuesday, April 30
Saturday, April 27
4:30 p.m. Community Baptist 50 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd.
7:30 a.m.–MLK Center 20 Dr. Marcus Wheatland Blvd. 5 p.m.–United Baptist (food by Touro Syngagogue) 30 Spring St.
Sunday, April 28
Wednesday, May 1
4 p.m. –Salvation Army 51 Memorial Blvd.
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As the spring migration cycle begins, transient species will move through our region, adding to the bounty of wildlife that regularly resides on Aquidneck Island. Resident mammal species such as muskrats, mink and deer are plentiful across the island and can be observed in many habitat areas. Female deer, or does, will be giving birth to fawns in the next few weeks. Male deer, or bucks, are sprouting the nubs of this year’s antlers. Freshwater ponds and wetlands are alive with the sounds of peepers. Frogs and turtles have emerged from winter hibernation and are visible along shorelines and banks. Many species of resident waterfowl such as Canada Geese, Mallard Ducks and American Black Ducks are beginning to nest in area wetlands. Shorebirds – preparing to migrate north to the dry tundra and rocky terrain of Nunavut in Canada – were sighted on Third Beach recently. Flocks of Sanderlings and Ruddy Turnstones were foraging along the shoreline as they built up their reserves for the long flight to the Arctic Circle. The Gooseneck Cove salt marshes have seen the arrival of a number of wading bird species including Great Egrets, Snowy Egrets and a Black-Crowned Night-Heron. These species will breed and nest on the islands of Narragansett Bay. Great Blue Herons have been observed in local wetlands, but these birds breed and nest farther inland. A Belted Kingfisher has been sighted diving for small fish in the waters of the marsh, and seven Greater Yellowlegs used the wetlands as a feeding and resting stopover recently. This shorebird species nests across northern Canada and southern Alaska. Wildlife enthusiast Matt Grimes of Newport reported sighting a mature Cattle Egret, in full breeding colors and plumage, in the
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marsh this past weekend. This wading bird species is an occasional visitor to Aquidneck and Conanicut islands. The Cattle Egret is native to Africa and southern Europe but colonized the Americas in the early 20th century. This species is often seen in farm fields where farm machinery or livestock have disturbed the soil. The birds will then feed on the exposed insects, their chief prey. Sometimes these unique birds can be seen riding on the backs of horses or cattle. Cattle Egrets will also forage in wetlands where they bathe and nest. The average Cattle Egret is 19 inches in length and has a wingspan of 35 inches. It has bright white plumage, short yellow legs and a yellow bill. Breeding adults have a reddish-orange hue on their crowns, breasts and backs, and their bills turn a bright cherry-red during breeding season. The Cattle Egret is the smallest of the white egret species. Since Grimes’ initial sighting, two more sightings in the fields of Hammersmith Farm and the Swiss Village have been reported. According to Grimes, “There used to be more sightings in the area, especially in the farm fields and dairy farms along Green End Avenue in Middletown during the 1980s.” During the 1990s, some of these farms were sold and developed into house lots, removing these habitats for a number of species.
Nesting Notes: The Osprey pair at Toppa Field/Freebody Park is incubating eggs in their nest. The eggs should hatch in 3-4 weeks. Jack Kelly, a native Newporter, is a wildlife photographer and nature enthusiast who enjoys sharing his experiences with others.
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Middletown Laxmen Blow Past Cumberland, 7-2 By Kirby Varacalli The Middletown High School boysâ€™ lacrosse team scored five unanswered goals in the second half on Tuesday evening, April 23 to defeat Cumberland High School 7-2 in a soggy, windswept contest at Gaudet Field. The Islanders were led by senior Jacob Scaff who fired in two goals. Scaff had help from fellow senior Dennis Turano and junior Michael Curtis; both of whom tallied a goal and an assist. Tucker Lucey, Armand Mazzulli and Joe Mahony each had a goal to round out the scoring for Middletown. Senior goalkeeper Fred Steinhauer turned away 10 Clipper shots in the game for the Islanders. With the win, Middletown raised its record to 5-2 in Division II-South, while Cumberland fell to 3-3 in Division II-North. Catch the Middletown boysâ€™ lacrosse team at Gaudet on Saturday, April 27 in a 6:30 p.m. game versus Providence Country Day School or in Providence against Mount St. Charles Academy on Tuesday, April 30 in a 5 p.m. start.
Photos by Michael J Conley
ABOVE left: Senior attacker Dennis Turano, #50 (right), leaves his feet to put a shot on goal against Cumberland goalkeeper Mike Capalbo, #9. ABOVE RIGHT: Islander senior mid-fielder Jacob Scaff, #92, shoots and scores in the second half for one of his two goals against the Clippers.