Friday, October 21, 2016


The Newport Tree Society and The Newport Arboretum honored Newport's fine, unique speciment trees, and the late Ronald Dick, a founder of the organization.  Newport is now the only city in the U.S. with its own Arboretum.  William Vareika, host, welcomed Congressman David Cicilline and Senator Sheldon Whitehouse and scores of guests as his home, Snug Harbor for its "Saplings & Spirits" reception.

Coming up: The Anthony Quinn Foundation Awards, which recognize brilliance in performance and creativity.  Young and outstanding artists were honored in its recent ceremony in Bristol, and  actor Edward James Olmos was presented with the second  Lifetime  Achievement Award. The engrossing NY Times bestselling author Michael Gross riveted the audience at the Redwood Library speaking about his new book FOCUS, a tell and analyze-all about famed fashion photographers.


"Delicious autumn! My very soul is wedded to it, and if I were a bird I would fly about the earth seeking the successive autumns."


                                                                                    --George Eliot


                        "Newport Seen is a window on a very special world."
            -  Michael Gross, author, Unreal Estate, Rogue's Gallery, 740 Park Avenue, and Focus 


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Seen In Newport

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Dionysian, Lucullan and Luscious: Wine & Food Festival 2016

The lavish Wine & Food Festival of the Preservation Society has grown in national and international reputation, luring the best chefs and superb international wineries to Newport each September. ... more »

"Baby Steps" Celebrates A Giant Leap at Marble House

Island Moving Company Dancers

The journey of a thousand miles  begins with Baby Steps, and the passage of Rhode Island Family Home Visiting Act was celebrated at Newport's iconic Marble House. ... more »

Newport Restoration Foundation Honors Preservation Excellence at Rough Point


As an important part of this year's "Newport Renaissance," The Newport Restoration Foundation has created a Center  for scholars, an exciting initiative that was applauded at the Newport Restoration Foundations 7th annual Doris Duke Awards Historic Preservation Awards dinner at Newoirt;s Rough Point. ... more »

The Grand Voyage, The Preservation Society’s Summer Gala, Honors History of Yachting and Seafaring Adventure

"The Grand Voyage" of the Preservation Society was a time travelog back to both the The Gilded Age and its early twentieth century evolution to lavish steam yachts, which traveled the globe full of Vanderbilts and society friends. ... more »










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“Enchanted Evening" Gala Celebrates Child & Family’s 150th Anniversary

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Garden Party Blooms at the Redwood Library

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Hopping from Yacht to Yacht to Aid Boys & Girls Clubs

Checking in ... more »





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