19th Annual Photos with Santa — Photos are available

UPDATE: Photos from the 2017 Photos with Santa are up and available for viewing, sharing and purchase at - http://eastbayri.mycapture.com/mycapture/category.asp?CategoryID=760&thisPage=1
Upcoming Events

Photos with Santa afternoon photos are available for viewing

The Photos with Santa afternoon session is available! Click the link below to browse the afternoon session.  Photos with Santa 2017 afternoon session   2016 sessions Photos with …

Photos with Santa morning photos are available for viewing

The Morning session of Photos with Santa are ready to be viewed.  Click on the link below to browse through the photos! Photos with Santa morning session

2017 Rhode Island Private School Fair

The Rhode Island Private School (RIPS) Fair is FREE, family friendly and open to the public. It will be held Wednesday, Oct. 11, 5-7:00PM at the historic Roger Williams Park Casino. The RIPS Fair showcases private, independent and parochial schools from around the state and beyond.

SheShe — A spectacular ladies night out

Looking for a fun, fabulous night out with your girlfriends? We’ve got you covered! Join East Bay Events and Title Sponsor Avalon Medical Spa on the breathtaking grounds of Blithewold Mansion, Gardens and Arboretum in Bristol, RI for 'She She' — a ladies night out with good friends, good wine, sumptuous food and wonderfully unique shopping opportunities.

Sea to Table Tasting

Take an epicurean tour of the sea — Ocean State style, Thursday, March 30 at Mount Hope Farm in Bristol, RI. Rhode Island is home to a thriving seafood industry with a deep heritage and bright future.

East Bay Restaurant Week March 14-23

East Bay Restaurant Week is coming to a restaurant near you, it runs between March 14-23. Experience the beautiful waterfront and historic neighborhoods of East Bay, RI, and southeastern Massachusetts, while enjoying the diverse cuisine of the area's best restaurants during East Bay Restaurant Week.
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Sea to Table Tasting

Take an epicurean tour of the sea, East Bay style. Rhode Island is home to a thriving seafood culture and industry with a deep heritage and bright future. Spend an evening sampling the harvest from some of the richest waters in the world — or as we like to call it, our backyard. Join us at The Barn at historic Mount Hope Farm for a night of locally-sourced seafood, craft beer and wine.

Things to do
Cold causes cancellation of Westport Land Trust's New Year's Day Walk

The Westport Land Conservation Trusts annual New Year's Day Walk to the Let Conservation Area had been cancelled due to the forecast for continued extreme cold. Temperatures below 15 degrees are in …

Santa Claus is coming to Portsmouth starting Friday

'Cape Ann Visits Bristol' opens at Bristol Art Museum

Warren Holiday Festival lighting is Friday night

Restoring Atlantic Puffins to Maine — a rescue mission

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Jim McGaw

A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.