We're revisiting the wonderful summer season just past: the Newport Antiques show is up as our lead story. Coming up: the Doris Duke Awards, "Living Newport" with Bettie Pardee, the wild Safari Ball for Newport Polo, the Flower Show and the very Gallic Le Bal Francais of The Preservation Society, as well a the fabulous Yacht Rendezvous Remember Newport with us!
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A Million Dollar Evening at IYRS: Guests Had to "Lovett"
Singing star Lyle Lovett brought his ensemble to the largest air conditioned tent Newport Seen has seen in Newport for the annual IYRS Gala weekend, a two-day series of events for yachtsmen and supporters of the school's restoration training programs. Gala goers enjoyed cocktails and dinner by MAX Ultimate Food of Boston, and a live performance by Mr. Lovett & his band, raising just over $1 million dollars for the school's work. ... more »
Fifty Shades of Rhode Island at Elegant Newport Antiques Show
The highly anticipated, elegant 8th Annual Newport Antiques Show has become now a Newport tradition of the highest order. The Show has previously raised over $1.6 million for the two organizations it supports, The Newport Historical Society and the Boys And Girls Club of Newport County,
and this year's Gala Opening Party co chaired by Brittain Bardes, Norey Dotterer Cullen, and Mrs. Peter D. Kiernan III, was an event of the first order. And what can we say about the 50 Objects that Shaped Rhode Island?
The imposing show's founder, Anne Fritchman Hamilton (Mrs. S. Matthews V. Hamilton, Jr.) greeted friends and collectors. ... more »
Whitney Slade Retires from St. Michael's in a Saucy Salute of Glory
Whitney Slade, who retired as headmaster of St. Michael's Country Day School after 16 innovative years, was given a "roast" that put New York's Friars Club to shame, complete with paeans and winks, double endres, and skits based on television programs parodying Mr. Slade's achievements, in good natured and very creative fashion. Clearly beloved by both parents and students, Mr. Slade had a turnout that made the Emmys' audience seem, well, smallish.
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The Horsey Set Gathers for the Kentucky Derby and A "Run for the Roses"
The Edward King Center in Newport was the setting for a Derby party to rival anything in Louisville on the day of the Kentucky Derby. To create the proper atmosphere, Charlie the Horse was brought to the grounds, and happy patrons of this inaugural party waited to have their pictures taken with him. He did not bridle at the activity. Established by Dr. Tony Regine and Barbara Peters, ably abetted by King Center Director Carmela Geer and a large, enthusiastic committee, the beautifully attired guests (a sea of frocks and hats) nibbled on excellent hors doeuvres, participated in a raffle and silent auction, and bet on the Derby's outcome. ... more »