Saturday, June 15, 2013
Scotland makes its celebrated return to Newport this season to compete against USA.
Scotland makes its celebrated return to Newport this season to compete against USA in the Newport International Polo Series this Saturday, June 15, at 5 p.m. The Scottish team will make its 10th appearance in the polo series, defending its glorious 2012 victory against USA. “The Scots have brought a secret weapon each year, and we will be on our guard,” stated Dan Keating, captain of the USA team. "Polo is an international sport, played in over 80 countries around the globe, and we are honored to have teams traveling great distances to play in Newport." A following of Scottish fans from throughout the region has grown each year in attendance at the match, wearing kilts and waving "the Saltire" St. Andrews cross in lively support of …
Wednesday, June 5, 2013
The 2013 season kicks of at 6:35 p.m. Thursday at Cardines Field
The Newport Gulls will look to hold on to the Fay Vincent Sr. Cup they earned for winning the 2012 NECBL Championship when they kick off the 2013 season Thursday at Cardines Field in Newport at 6:35 p.m. The 2012 season was a memorable one, culminating not only in a league-record fifth championship for the Gulls, but also the team’s first ever national ranking as the No. 1 summer collegiate baseball team in the United States of America, according to Perfect Game USA’s final summer team rankings. Opening Night 2013, presented by Discover Newport, will celebrate 2012’s accomplishments as the Gulls are awarded the national championship trophy by Perfect Game USA and raise their 2012 NECBL Championship banner. Newport Mayor Harry Winthrop …
Jimmy Fund Golf has raised more than $91 million for life-saving adult and pediatric cancer care and research at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.
Thursday, May 30, 2013
The Lady Islanders Varsity Softball Team beat Davies 4-1 and finished the regular season 11-7 putting them in 1st place for Division 2 East.
Monday, May 20, 2013
Middletown sisters Mercedes and Ashley Ney placed second and third, while their Middletown cousin Mackenzie Reynolds placed fourth.
Nearly 30 racers competed in the 17th Annual Ocean State Soap Box Derby Saturday for the chance to represent Rhode Island in the Derby Nationals in Akron, Ohio. First-time racer Robby Dufault of Newport won the 2013 Stock Division title. Robby is a 1st grade student at Cranston-Calvert and raced in a car sponsored by Farley Law/Cafe Zelda. Middletown sisters Mercedes and Ashley Ney placed second and third, while their Middletown cousin Mackenzie Reynolds placed fourth. All three girls were sponsored by the Viking Riders and Johnny's Getty. Ashley and Mackenzie are 3rd grade students at Forest Ave School. Mercedes is a 5th grade student at Gaudet School. The 2013 Super Stock division title was won by 2011 Stock Champion Madison Rathbun. …
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Join us on May 19th at the Second Beach Parking Lot for our fifth annual ride.
Sunday, May 12, 2013
The Newport woman, who lost part of her left leg in the Boston Marathon bombings, through out the first pitch.
Yesterday was Rhode Island Day at Fenway Park and a special Rhode Islander threw out the first pitch. On her way from Spaulding Rehabilitation Hospital to her Newport home, Heather Abbott stopped by Fenway Park and walked out to the pitcher's mound. The last time she was at Fenway Park had been Monday, April 15, Patriot's Day. After she left the stadium, Abbott and friends went to the see the finish of the Boston Marathon on Boylston Street. She was caught in the second bombing and lost part of her left leg as a result of her injuries. According to the Providence Journal, Abbott got out of her wheelchair and walked out to the mound at Fenway Park to throw out the ceremonial first pitch on Saturday. "She braced herself on her right foot …
David Palkovic, 20 years old, is currently a collegiate runner for CCRI and was unable to accept his prize due to prohibitions on collegiate athletes accepting money or payment for their performance.
Saturday, May 11, 2013
The route for this year will both begin and end at Potter Cove
After a 37-year tradition was nearly derailed by federal sequestration, Save The Bay has finalized its plans for this year’s annual Swim, one of the longest running and most beautiful open water charitable swims in the country. For decades, The swim began at Naval Station Newport, where 500 swimmers and 250 kayakers plunged and paddled westward across the East Passage of Narragansett Bay to Jamestown. Rather than starting the 1.7 mile swim at the island home of the Naval War College and ending at Potter Cove in Jamestown, the route for this year will both begin and end at Potter Cove. The event, scheduled for Saturday, July 20, celebrates decades of achievement in cleaning up the Bay. Proceeds from The Swim provide critical financial …
Friday, May 10, 2013
Team Headstrong was formed to continue the legacy of Newport resident Joe Caruso and the inspiration he provided