Thursday, March 4, 2010

Newport Irish Heritage Month

Kinsale, Ireland in Newport, Rhode Island
Irish Heritage Month - Great Food Great Fun

It's going to be in the 50s this weekend, sunny and Irish Heritage Month is in full swing! The visiting chefs from Newport's sister city in Kinsale, Ireland take over the kitchens in Newport and prepare specialized Irish imspired menues serving up tasty and creative fare. So, bring your appetite, your Irish and have a great time!

Irish Heritage Month, Newport RI web site

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Next America's Cup Race in Newport???

Ellison Buys Newport Mansion

Will the America's Cup race be coming back to Newport? Possibly. After winning the cup last month, Larry Ellison brought it back to San Francisco and the yacht club that won the race. In recent interviews, Ellison mentioned Newport as one of the three venues that were possible locations for the next race in 2013. What is most interesting, Ellison recently bought the Astor's Beachwood Mansion on Bellevue Avenue, closing it for daily tours and canceling all future weddings. What he will do with the mansion is not yet known. Dumpsters, though, have been seen outside the building. Could he be seriously thinking of Newport for the next race? Let's hope so! Stay tuned!