NEWPORT, VT - Area artists and artisans have been busy creating paintings on eight-foot tall panels to enhance the Community Christmas Dinner.
Tim Daley, who is the host and producer of the event, had a vision to make this year's dinner spectacular. Working in collaboration with the Wooden Horse Arts Guild, well known artist Adrien "Yellow" Patenaude of Newport, a host of volunteer artists, the Area Agency on Aging, and area businesses, the vision is becoming a reality.
NEWPORT CITY â Another new restaurant will soon grace downtown Newport, making the Main Street area the place to be for good food. Scott and Lisa Shipley will open the Habaneroâs Mexican Grille at 8 a.m. today. It is located at the former Peeking Garden Chinese Restaurant.
Scott, originally from southern California, said he wanted to experience a different way of life. Back in California, he was a real-estate broker. âI got tired of doing that,â he said. âI decided to take my savings, come up here and open a restaurant. I love cooking and I always wanted to own a restaurant.â