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february 2011

SallyAnne Santos

Okay, so 2011 might not have gotten off to the best start... we didn't land the America's Cup finals. But talk about making lemonade... thanks to the hard work, dedication and vision of Sail Newport, the RI State Yachting Committee and others Newport will soon have an upgraded yachting venue at Fort Adams enabling us to attract more world-class sailing events to our City-by-the-Sea.

The summer of 2011 is already shaping up to be a terrific sailing season. In additional to all of our annual sailing events, Newport is slated to host a J-Class Regatta in June and an America's Cup World Series event in September (details below in blue view).
Both of these events promise  land-based spectator opportunities, bringing more public access to our often elusive and exclusive sport.  So, let's really make an effort to be exemplary hosts by welcoming these events, including the teams, organizers, supporters and visitors with open arms to show the world that Newport is still the sailing capital of the U.S.!
Happy Valentines Day!

Evan Goodrow

all ears

The Third Annual Friends of MVY Valentine's Party will be held at the International Tennis Hall of Fame on 2/12. For a modest donation to support MVY's free music stream and concert archives, you will enjoy free beer, wine, food and dancing with the funky Evan Goodrow Band -- see you there! The Narrow's Center for the Arts in Fall River has a terrific line-up this month (as usual ;-) with Luther "Guitar Jr." Johnson on 2/11, Robert Cray Band on 2/23, The Radiators Last Round-Up Tour on 2/24 and Joe Louis Walker on 2/26. David Gray will rock the Wang Center on 2/21. And last but not least check out this fun video by RubbleBucket, it will bring a smile to your face and a tap to your toes!

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Looking ahead to the summer of 2011, Newport will be treated to a J-Class Regatta from 6/15-6/19 and an America's Cup World Series event from 9/17-9/25. These will really be something to see -- mark your calendars now! July will also mark the return of the biannual Robert H. Tiedemann Classic Yacht Regatta, more details to come in the months ahead. Show the beach some love on 2/14 at the Clean Ocean Access Coastal Clean-up on Second Beach from 12N-2pm, sturdy shoes and gloves are recommended.

eyes only Wild & Scenic Film Festival

On 2/19 stop by the NBCCVB Visitor's Center at 23 America's Cup Avenue for an ice sculpture demonstration starting at 11am. Ballard Park's Illuminated Gardens will light up the night on 2/25 from 6pm-9pm. The Jane Pickens Theatre hosts the Wild & Scenic Film Festival on 2/25 and an Academy Awards Party with a live broadcast on 2/27.

winter festivalIce Sculpture

Thanks to the Newport Winter Festival, from 2/18-2/27/11, there is lots to do on Aquidneck Island this month. From ice sculpting to food and drink contests to children's activities there is something for everyone. Check out the website for a complete schedule and a list of locations where you may purchase buttons.
paws for thought 2 cats
The Potter League's Annual Have A Heart Cocktail Party and Silent Auction Fundraiser will be held on 2/11 at the Hotel Viking. At press time, their website showed 18 cats  available for adoption. Maybe you will consider taking one home for Valentine's Day? They make excellent friends and cozy bed-warmers on cold winter nights!
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lemon drop martini

lemon drop martini

~ moisten the rim of a martini glass with lime juice and dip into white sugar

~ place long strip of lemon zest into the glass

~ combine 1.5 oz citron vodka, 1 oz sweet & sour mix and ice in a shaker
~ shake vigorously and strain into the glass ~ enjoy!

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snow globe 

Snow Globes

~ glue your new snow globe inhabitant to the lid of a jar with silicone sealant, let dry
~ fill jar with distilled water, a few drops of glycerin (this slows the snowfall) and glitter leaving a little space for the volume of the item you glued to the lid

~ glue the the top onto the jar using the silicone sealant

~ allow time to dry then, shake &  snow!

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