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Newport Flower Show Chairwoman Fernandez on Appealing to Young Visitors

Saturday, June 23, 2018

 

Pat Fernandez

Newport Flower Show Chairwoman Pat Fernandez joined GoLocal News Editor Kate Nagle at Rosecliff to talk about the 2018 show that kicked off on Friday — and how “young” visitors was a big focus in the planning. 

“[Having tiny houses] was the outgrowth of an informal focus group I did with young people, what young people would look for if they came to the Flower Show,” said Fernandez. “They said they wanted something current, experimental, relevant to how we lead our lives, affordable and accessible— that’s what tiny houses are for the younger generation and as well as people who are sizing down.”

Fernandez nothing that although there are always some changes with the annual show, there are constants as well. 

“The thing that stays constant its always at Rosecliff, it’s always beautiful, and the weather’s always like this,” said Fernandez.

 

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Wasted Talent Show at Diego's in Middletown

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The Newport Flower Show at Rosecliff 

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Remember Me at Newport Playhouse & Cabaret Restaurant 

This play is written by Sam Bobrick and directed by Daniel Lee White.

Mary and Brian have the perfect relationship. What starts out as ordinary Sunday turns out to be a hilarious test of their 20-year marriage when Mary's college flame shows up and professes undying love ... or does he? 

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June 23

Motors & Mansions at Fort Adams 

Join The Preservation Society of Newport County and the Audrain Automobile Museum for Cars & Coffee on Bellevue Avenue every month this summer through October. 

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June 23

Newport Polo Series at Newport International Polo Series 

Watch as all-star lineups of international competitors take the field.

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Middletown Aquidneck Growers Market at Newport Vineyards

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Back to the Beach for a Novel Evening at Easton's Beach

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