First a howling blizzard woke us,
Then the rain came down to soak us,
And now before the eye can focus -
Crocus. ~Lilja Rogers
Are you seeing green yet? If so, email your photos to SallyAnne Santos, NLM photo editor, at email@example.com. We will post them on the blog as an inspirational gallery for things to come.
With its dainty blooms and unmistakably sweet aroma, the lilac is a constant in New England gardens. For our March/April issue, Elizabeth Sulock of the Newport Historical Society wrote a lovely story about the history of lilacs in Newport. Describing an “ancient” lilac shrub at the side of the NHS headquarters on Touro Street, Sulock notes, “Local legend says that it is descended from lilacs that French soldiers, fighting in the Revolutionary War, brought with them to Newport when they first arrived in the summer of 1780…given the shrub’s large size, and the fact that lilacs take their time to grow, it’s possible that the legend may be true.”
For our Inaugural Writing Contest, We were inundated with poetry, fiction, and non-fiction about the City-by-the-Sea— so much so that we couldn’t publish them all in our March/April issue. Even though the following works were not chosen for the print edition, the eidos of Newport is definitely present. Enjoy!
what would they say?
Well, not technically until March 20, but our March/April issue hit the docks yesterday so NLM staff is watching for daffodils.
Join us at the Launch Party for this issue on Thursday, March 3 at Buskers in Newport. To be added to the guest list, sign up at Newport Life Magazine to receive e-updates, and then RSVP “yes” when your invitation arrives. Come at 5pm for a Guiness, some delicious gastropub fare, and the first look at our March/April issue.
In this issue:
-The winning entrants of our Inaugural Writing Contest
-An inside look at Swiss Village Foundation’s cryopreservation project
-17 ways to reduce your carbon footprint
…and much more.
We hope to see you there!