A Pastiche of Parties Gladden Newport's Holidays

The Ancient Order of the Hibernian's Men's Singer sat The Breakers

Small, large, and festive celebrations of the season were everywhere, as Newport welcomed its first snowfall.

Members of The Preservation Society in the Great Hall

Beginning with a reception at Jessica Hagen Fine Arts for her artists and patrons, the season moved on to a private reception for Trinity Repertory Theater at Board Member

Barbara Schoenfeld's home. Repertory  director Curt Columbus talked about the innovative “Christmas Carol” the company is performing, and introduced Tom Parrish. who spoke about the fiscal gains of the wonderful company. Guests mingled, listened, sipped and sampled at Trinity board member Barbara Schoenfeld’s  home overlooking the water. 


Tom Parrish, Executive Director of Trinity Rep, at the private reception

Then on to The Christmas Open House at The Breakers,  held for Preservation Society members, who oohed and aahed over the decor, and the magnificent poinsettia tree while listening to the robust voices of the Ancient Order of Hibernians Men’s Singers.

Barbara Schoenfeld, hostess, with Norah Diedrich of the Newport ARt Museum, at the reception for Trinity Rep

The Redwood Library’s Open House and party, on a  Sunday afternoon,  greeted the Chariho Junior High School Choir, singing lovely carols in the Harrison Room, and the Library displayed rare treasures from its archives, including a 1611 copy of the King James Bible.

“Tis the season".  Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all  from Newport Seen.



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Trudy Coxe of the Preservation Society with Peter Damon at the

reception for Trinity Rep


ITHF's Brewer Rowe with wife Adelaide and daughter Evie at the Trinity Rep reception


Curt Columbo, Artistic Director of Trinity Rep, describes the company's "A Christmas Carol"



At Jessic Hagen Fine Arts' Christmas Open House, Brenda & Chip Bolster


Ginny Purviance & Daughter Susan Petree at Jessica Hagen


Jessica Hagen, Stephen Richter, Donna MOntgomery & artist Kevin Gilmore


Artist Jeanne Tangney, Mary Ryan & Ashley Mullen


The Chariho Junior HIgh School Choir in the Redwood's

Harrison Room


Hope Lowe with young Thomas Lowe


Tony & Wilma Simpson, Julie Borden


The 1611 edition of The King James Bible from the Redwood's archives


Tony Simpson speaking with Dr. Garry Fischer, former President of the Board of The Redwood Libary


Sign in and receive a raffle ticket at The Redwood Library



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