Friday, June 15, 2012
Want great views but not the crowds?
Want to catch the air show, but not the crowds? We've picked out six great spots to watch the show at your leisure. You can't see the entire show from these spots, but they'll be perfect for those looking for a more laid-back outing. For those of you who are attending the show, check out our guide to this year's air show.
Wednesday, June 13, 2012
Planning on attending this year's air show, but have some questions?
The skies over Rhode Island have been thundering as C-130s, F-16s and – of course – the Thunderbirds have been making their way into Quonset for the 2012 Rhode Island National Guard Open House & Air Show. So who's showing up this year? How much does it cost? Slow your roll because we've got you covered. Where & When What Do I Need To Know? Morning Acts Afternoon Acts Directions From Points North Take I-95 South to Exit 9 - RT 4 South, North Kingstown, East Greenwich (left exit). Off of RT 4, take Exit 7B (Quonset) Stay on RT 403. RT 403 will become Roger Williams Way. After the 3rd traffic light on Roger Williams Way take a left onto Conway Street. Follow signs to Air National Guard Base. From Points South (Connecticut, New York) - Take …
Why is the "5" on the Thunderbirds' lead solo pilot's plane upside down?
The skies over coastal Rhode Island are going to get mighty noisy this week as the 21st Rhode Island National Guard Open House & Air Show gears up this coming Saturday and Sunday. The noisiest of the gaggle of performers this year is the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds, who arrived into Quonset Tuesday morning in their F-16 fighter jets. This year's headliners, the Thunderbirds are set to perform both days in the afternoon sessions. The crew will be honoring Army Sgt. Michael Paranzino of Middletown as part of their "Fallen Warrior" salute. Paranzino's name will be seen on the gear door of the number one aircraft to honor the soldier, who tragically passed away in 2010 after an IED attack. Six planes will be in the air for the Thunderbirds …
Thursday, May 31, 2012
The Newport Yachting Center's 31st annual Schweppes Great Chowder Cook-Off will be held this Saturday, June 2, from noon to 6 p.m.
Are you ready for some chow-DAH? The Newport Yachting Center’s 31st annual Schweppes Great Chowder Cook-Off kicks off the traditional summer season in Newport this Saturday, June 2, from noon to 6 p.m. Two dozen competitors will vie for “Best Clam," “Best Seafood" and “Best Creative” chowder glory. The event will also feature all-you-can-eat “chowda" or "chow-dah," the Clam Cake Chow-Down competition, live music and a variety of entertainment for all ages. 'Eat' the Competition Among the competitors this year will be a visitor from the east — the Bunratty Manor Hotel from County Clare, Ireland, which was recently crowned champion of the Irish National Chowder Cook-Off. Competitors should be just a wee bit nervous. The Irish cook-off is …
Thursday, June 2, 2011
Today's five essentials.
The North Kingstown High School Booster Club will be celebrating this spring's amazing athletes tonight at the NKHS Spring Sports Awards Night. Come see who will nab MVP and the Principal's Sporstmanship Award for each team. Donations of canned goods/non-perishable items will be accepted at the door to benefit the NK Food Pantry. Kicks off at 6 p.m. tonight at the high school auditorium. Looking to fill up the calendar this summer with some great activities right in town? Check out our summer guide for June here for some nifty ideas. For those of you following the Stamp Farm wind turbine saga, the next North Kingstown Planning Commission meeting is set for Tuesday, June 7 at 7 p.m. at the Wickford Middle School cafeteria. The NKHS girls …
Wednesday, June 1, 2011
Your complete guide to summer activities and events in town.
Memorial Day is behind us and you know what that means. Let the summer festivities begin! Looking for fantastically amazing events and activities to do this summer? We got you covered? Evening cruises on the bay? Check Music by the water? Check. Festivals dedicated to strawberries? Double check! Really loud planes? We think you get the picture. May 1 through June 30 Explore Rhode Island from the water with these series of narrated tours. Sights include ten lighthouses (Wickford Point, Plum Beach, Dutch Island, Whale Rock, Beavertail, Castle Hill, Lime Rock, Goat Island, Rose Island and Conanicut lighthouses) as well as ten islands and 30 miles of the state’s coastline while crusing on the 400-passenger Millenium. Embarks out of Quonset …