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Preservation Society Events – Newport County

April 4th, 2015 by billfarrell

TreesVisit the landscapes of Newport County through free, expert led tours. These tours are all free and provide an opportunity to learn much about Newport and what it has to offer from the Cliff Walk to Queen Anne Square which was recently renovated with work by Maya Lin, creator of the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial in Washing, DC. These events require registration so please see to register and enjoy all Newport! tclf.org/event/whats-out-there-weekend-newport-county.

 

Launch Reception

NEWPORT
FRIDAY, May 8, 6 to 8pm
Hosted by: The Preservation Society of Newport County
Location: The Breakers, 44 Ochre Point Ave, Newport

10.00
Ballard Park

NEWPORT
SATURDAY, May 9, 10 to 11am
Guide: Colleen McGrath, President, Friends of Ballard Park
Meet: Ballard Park Hazard Road entrance, Newport

Free
Beavertail Light

JAMESTOWN
SATURDAY, May 9, 2 to 3pm
Guide: Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association docent
Meet: Fog Signal Building, Beavertail State Park, Beavertail Road, Jamestown

Free
Bellevue Ave and Memorial Blvd

NEWPORT
SATURDAY, May 9, 3 to 4:30pm
Guides: Tanya Kelley, Principal, PLACEstudio Landscape Design; Ross S. Cann, Principal, A4 Architecture + Planning
Meet: Old Stone Mill at Touro Park, Newport

Free
Blithewold Mansion

BRISTOL
SUNDAY, May 10, 4 to 5pm
Guide: Blithewold Docent
Meet: 101 Ferry Road (Rt 114), Bristol

Free
Blue Garden

NEWPORT
SUNDAY, May 10, 3 to 4pm
Guide: Sarah Vance, Director, Blue Garden
Meet: Private location, address will be announced to registrants

Free Sold Out
Chateau-sur-Mer

NEWPORT
SUNDAY, May 10, 9 to 10am
Guide: Jim Donahue, Curator of Historic Landscapes & Horticulture, The Preservation Society of Newport County
Meet: 474 Bellevue Avenue, Newport

Free
Cliff Walk

NEWPORT
SATURDAY, May 9, 10 to 11am
Guides: John Hirschboeck, Cliff Walk Commission; Karen Beck, FASLA, RI ASLA
Meet: Easton’s Beach 175 Memorial Blvd, Newport

Free
Cliff Walk

NEWPORT
SUNDAY, May 10, 1 to 2pm
Guides: John Hirschboeck, Cliff Walk Commission; Karen Beck, FASLA, RI ASLA
Meet: Easton’s Beach 175 Memorial Blvd, Newport

Free
Common Burying Ground

SUNDAY, May 10, 3 to 4pm
Guide: Theresa Stokes, President 1696 Heritage Group
Meet: Main Entrance on Farewell Street, Newport

Free
Discover Colonial Newport

NEWPORT
SATURDAY, May 9, 9 to 10am
Guide: Newport Historical Society
Meet: Museum of Newport History 127 Thames St, Newport

Free
Discover Colonial Newport

NEWPORT
SUNDAY, May 10, 9 to 10am
Guide: Newport Historical Society
Meet: Museum of Newport History 127 Thames St, Newport

Free
Fort Adams

NEWPORT
SATURDAY, May 9, 9 to 10:30am
Guides: Elena Pascarella, Principal Landscape Architect, Landscape Elements LLC; Steve Marino, Fort Adams Trust
Meet: Fort Adams Trust 90 Fort Adams Drive, Newport

Free
Golden to Gilded Age Newport

NEWPORT
SUNDAY, May 10, 11am to Noon
Guide: Newport Historical Society
Meet: Museum of Newport History 127 Thames St, Newport

Free
Green Animals

PORTSMOUTH
SATURDAY, May 9, Noon to 1pm
Guide: Jim Donahue, Curator of Historic Landscapes & Horticulture, The Preservation Society of Newport County
Meet: 380 Cory’s Lane, Portsmouth

Free
Greenvale Vineyards

PORTSMOUTH
SUNDAY, May 10, 10 to 11am
Guide: William Wilson, Owner
Meet: Historic Stable/Tasting Room, 582 Wapping Rd, Portsmouth

Free
Island Cemetery & Belmont Chapel

NEWPORT
SATURDAY, May 9, 4 to 5pm
Guide: James L. Yarnall, Ph.D. Professor of Art History, Chair of the Department of Art, Salve Regina University
Meet: Island Cemetery Chapel 30 Warner St, Newport

Free
Miantonomi Memorial Park

NEWPORT
SUNDAY, May 10, Noon to 1pm
Guide: Scott Wheeler, Buildings and Grounds Supervisor/Tree Warden, City of Newport
Meet: Miantonomi Memorial Park, playground near the intersection of Hillside Ave and Dexter Street, Newport

Free
Norman Bird Sanctuary

MIDDLETOWN
SUNDAY, May 10, 2 to 3pm
Guide: Tanya Kelley, Principal, PLACEstudio Landscape Design
Meet: Welcome Center 583 3rd Beach Rd, Middletown

Free
Paradise Valley

MIDDLETOWN
SUNDAY, May 10, Noon to 1pm
Guide: Kaity Ryan, Manager of Preservation Policy, The Preservation Society of Newport County
Meet: Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center, Sachuest Point Road, Middletown

Free
Portuguese Discovery Monument

NEWPORT
SATURDAY, May 9, 3 to 4pm
Guide: Arek Galle, ASLA, BETA Group, Inc.
Meet: Brenton Point State Park, Newport

Free
Prescott Farm

MIDDLETOWN
SUNDAY, May 10, 1 to 2pm
Guide: Susan Estabrook, URI Master Gardener and Project Manager of the Prescott Farm Master Gardener site; Liz Spoden, Coordinator for Education Programs, Newport Restoration Foundation
Meet: 2009 W Main Rd, Middletown

Free
Rough Point

NEWPORT
SATURDAY, May 9, 1 to 2pm
Guide: Katie Adams, Gardener, Newport Restoration Foundation
Meet: 680 Bellevue Ave, Newport

Free
St. George’s School

MIDDLETOWN
SUNDAY, May 10, 2:30 to 3:30pm
Guide: Bill Douglas, Director of Alumni Relations; George Staples, Director of Operations; Lori Silvia Gardener/Designer
Meet: 372 Purgatory Rd., Middletown

Free
St. Mary’s Evangelical Church

PORTSMOUTH
SATURDAY, May 9, 2 to 3pm
Guide: St Mary’s Congregation Member; Charles Allott, Executive Director, Aquidneck Land Trust; Jim Garman, Portsmouth Town Historian
Meet: 324 E Main Rd, Portsmouth

Free
The Elms

NEWPORT
SUNDAY, May 10, 3 to 4pm
Guide: John Tschirch, Instructor in Design History, Rhode Island School of Design; Jeffrey Curtis, Director of Gardens and Grounds, The Elms
Meet: 367 Bellevue Avenue, Newport

Free
Watson Farm

JAMESTOWN
SUNDAY, May 10, 1 to 2pm
Guide: Don and Heather Minto, farm managers, Historic New England
Meet: 455 North Rd, Jamestown

Free

Antique Car Museum Coming to Newport

June 27th, 2014 by billfarrell

The City of Newport, Rhode Island’s Zoning Board of Review has recently given unanimous approval to a special use permit for the owners of the Audrain Building, 220-230 Bellevue Avenue to establish an antique car museum on the first floor of the building. The building is currently sheathed in white plastic and is undergoing major restoration and renovation. The museum is expected to open sometime in 2014. The new owners of the building have about 100 antique cars that they plan to rotate in and out of the museum.

The building itself is historical in nature and is being restored to its former glory by its owners. The building on Bellevue Avenue was designed by New York architect Bruce Price whose most famous building is the huge Chateau Frontenac Hotel that dominates the Quebec City skyline. Will post more as information becomes available. stay tuned this should be a very exciting location to visit.

6th Annual Food and Wine Festival

February 19th, 2014 by billfarrell

Ocean Cliff Resort and Hotel, Sardella’s Restaurant, and the Marina Café & Pub, will be hosting the 6th Annual Food & Wine Expo, at Ocean Cliff Resort, located in Newport, RI. There will be numerous purveyors showcasing artisan cheeses, meats, breads, olive oils, and several other food and beverage related goods. Various local and international wine and beer producers will also be exhibiting their products. The date for this exciting event is Thursday, April 10th, 2014 from 6-9PM at Ocean Cliff Resort and Hotel.

Guests who attend the event will be able to taste various wine and beer, sample food, and have the opportunity to interact with the purveyors throughout the event. This is a great opportunity for restaurant owners and managers to create some new ideas for their menus.

In addition, there will be live entertainment provided by The Dick Lupino Quartet, and the Rogers & Middletown High School Bands. All of the proceeds raised at the event will be split evenly, and donated to the music departments at Rogers & Middletown High School. This is a 21 years and older event.

Contack Patrick Golden at patrick@marinacafepub.com for tickets.

Gift Certificates

November 29th, 2013 by billfarrell

We are pleased to announce that we are now able to offer you the ability to immediately purchase a gift certificate on our website. While we have always offered gift certificates, previously you had to call and we’d take you information and mail a gift certificate to you. Now you can purchase a gift certificate in any denomination and pay immediately and print out a receipt. Your purchase online is secure and immediate. You can still call and we can take your information and mail a gift certificate to you that you can present to someone special.

Preservation Society of Newport County Calendar of Events – 2013

March 12th, 2013 by billfarrell

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The Preservation Society of Newport County has announced some upcoming events  for the 2013 season at the various mansions. Please see their website  for additional details and additional events. If you’re staying at The Spring Seasons Inn, please be sure to ask about promotions we may have with the Preservation Society.

March 30 – Easter Egg Hunt & Brunch

April 28 – May 1 – The Newport Symposium “Hidden Treasures”

June 13 – Annual Meeting

June 21 – 23 – Newport flower Show

July 14 – Green Animals Children’s Topiary Party

August 3 – Summer Masked Venetian Ball

August 6 – An Evening in Honor of John G. Winslow

August 30 – September 2 – Newport Mansions Stores Member’s Sale

September 20 – 22 – Wine & Food Festival

November 24 – January 1 Christmas at the Newport Mansions

December 21 – Dinner Dance at The Breakers

www.newportmansions.org

Rainbow Race 5k Walk and 10k Run – Richmond, Rhode Island

February 17th, 2013 by billfarrell

RainbowThe Rainbow Fund was started in May, 2011 in memory of Cassie Duncan to bring awareness to Mental Health issues and to remove the dark cloud of stigmatism and fear away from mental illness and replace it with the Rainbow of Hope. All proceeds from the race will be donated to NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) in hopes of getting the word out and to help as many people as possible.

Cassie was almost 15 years old when she took her own life the day after Christmas, 2005. I first met Cassie when I was assigned to tutor her oldest brother Dan while he was home from school. While I knew Dan from school, this was the first time that I had met Cassie and her family. Cassie was about five or six years old then and she was so exited to show me her litter of new kittens. Since that time I was fortunate to watch Cassie grow into the fine your lady that she was turning out to be. She had so much potential and I always enjoyed seeing her and her brothers in school or when I stopped by their farm.  Sadly, that all changed on December 26, 2005.

What we can do at this time is to support the Duncan family in their efforts to raise awareness of mental illness by taking part in this race. If you are a runner or a walker, participating in this race/walk through scenic Richmond, Rhode Island will do much to help spread the word. I have attached a PDF version of the race application form. Please feel free to download it or share it with others who might be interested. When you meet the Duncan family, you’ll come to love them as I have over the past fifteen years. Race Application.

Small Business Saturday in Newport, Rhode Island

November 17th, 2012 by billfarrell

Shop Small and Receive $25

Celebrate Small Business Saturday on November 24, 2012 along with independently owned businesses throughout the country and American Express will give you a $25 credit on your account.

Small Business Saturday is a day for everyone to support the millions of small businesses that invigorate the economy and keep communities thriving. It began in 2010 when American Express founded Small Business Saturday to help small businesses get more exposure just prior to one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year. Last year, over 100 million people came out to shop at independently-owned small businesses on the Saturday before Thanksgiving. Now, in its third year, Small Business Saturday will be even bigger.

To receive a $25 credit on your statement, enroll your card at www.shopsmall.com and then use your American Express card at The Spring Seasons Inn to reserve a room, pay a balance or use it in the Tea Room to pay for High Tea or Tea gifts. And if you are not visiting The Spring Seasons Inn, there are plenty of great small businesses where you can use your card. In order to receive the credit, you must enroll and use use your AMEX card on Saturday, November 24th, 2012. Don’t miss out on the fantastic opportunity!

Summer’s Over, Fall is Almost Here – So Much to Do!

September 20th, 2012 by billfarrell

Whiel the busy summer season for the Spring Seasons Inn has ended, we don’t close our doors! The Spring Seasons Inn is open year round and the City by the Sea, Newport, Rhode Island doesn;t close its door either! There is always soething to do in Newport. The end of Spetember offers a Fall Festival while October brings the Octoberfest to the Yatching Center while many restaurants in town offer an Octobefest menu. There is also a Foods Truck festival on wheels that offers food and fun all day. There is so much more to do in Newport so I would suggest that you resreve your stay at The Spring Seasons Inn early and check out the evenyt calendar at www.gonewport.com.

 

Newport Vineyards Comedy & Wine with comedian Mike McDonald Aug 25

August 11th, 2012 by billfarrell

Visit Newport Vineyards for an evening of Wine Tasting and see Boston-area comedian Mike McDonald. Mike has appeared on Showtime, HBO, and the Comedy Channel. He has shared the stage with Robin Williams, Drew Carey and Chris Rick and has performed in 50 different countries while touring with the USO to entertain our troops. 6-7PM Wine Tasting Reception/&PM Showtime. Tickets $30/person. Case Club members /$25. To make reservations, please email info@newportvineyards.com or call 401-848-5161. Check out www.newportvineyards.com for details.

Beechwood Art Museum

July 18th, 2012 by billfarrell

As recently announced in the Newport Daily News, Astor’s Beechwood mansion which was purchased by Larry Ellison of Oracle about two years ago is slated to become the new home of Beechwood Art Museum which will house Ellison’s collection of 19th Century art. For those who do not know, Larry Ellison is the founder and CEO of Oracle Corporation and is the fifth richest person in the world.  Larry also owns MBW Oracle Racing, sailing America’s Cup yachts. His team was just in Newport, Rhode Island in the 2012 America’s Cup Series races.

Ellison hired Newport architect Richard Grovesnor to reconstruct and restore the mansion to the way it looked when Richard Morris Hunt restored it in 1881. Along with the purchase of the Beechwood Mansion, two other properties north of the mansion were acquired and will be torn down and reconstructed due to the amount of work that needed to be done. When all is said and done, the Beechwood mansion will house Ellison’s collection in the large rooms on the first floor, while the second and third floor will be used for his residence. When Mr. Ellison is not in residence, the second floor will be opened to display his art in a residence setting and will be one of the finer mansions in Newport. With the amount of work that is being put into the mansion, this may become one or the more popular mansions to see on Newport’s fabled Bellevue Avenue.

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