2022 Flower Show winners announced

2022 Newport Flower Show winners announced 

Photos by Dave Hansen

NEWPORT, R.I. – The 2022 Newport Flower Show filled Rosecliff with displays of color and creativity from June 17 through 19. Hundreds of gardeners submitted floral arrangements, botanical arts creations and horticultural specimens that were displayed in the Salon, Ballroom, Dining Room and Terrace.

Below is the list of award winners.


  • Certificate of Excellence in Floral Design, for an exhibit of great distinction that placed first, second or third: Maureen Christmas, Acton, Mass.
  • Certificate of Excellence in Horticulture, for an exhibit of great distinction that placed first, second or third: Susan Vincent, Jamestown, R.I.


  • National Garden Club Award, to the exhibit judged to be the finest in the Design Division: Linda Pare, Ashland, N.H.
  • National Garden Club Award, to the exhibit judged to be the finest in the Horticulture Division: Deb Kelsey, Newport, R.I.


  • The Janice Leary Panoff Botanical Arts Award, to an exhibit of exceptional visual appeal which best combines whimsical interpretation with impeccable execution: Sue Cram, New Hampton, N.H.
  • The Robyn Kauffmann Spagnolo Botanical Arts Award, to the design that conforms to the schedule requirements, incorporating The Principles of Design and of exceptional quality in craftsmanship and skillful manipulation of all materials: Christina Kramer, Palm Beach, Fla.
  • The Newport Flower Show Best in Show Award – Botanical Arts, selected from The Newport Flower Show blue-ribbon winners in the Botanical Arts Division: Sue Cram, New Hampton, N.H.
  • The Newport Flower Show Botanical Arts Award, to the exhibit showing impressive quality, skill and creativity: Sue Cram, New Hampton, N.H.
  • The Newport Flower Show Novice Award – Botanical Arts, to the most distinctive design by a Novice exhibitor in any Botanical Arts class: Mary Ann Harr, Hartford, Conn.
  • The Newport Flower Show New Exhibitor Award – Botanical Arts, to the most distinctive entry by a first-time exhibitor in the Botanical Arts Division: Mary Ann Harr, Hartford, Conn.


  • The Newport Flower Show Best in Show Award – Floral Design, selected from among The Newport Flower Show blue-ribbon winners: Maureen Christmas, Acton, Mass.
  • The Newport Flower Show Novice Award – Floral Design, to the most distinctive design by a novice exhibitor in any design class in The Newport Flower Show: Penny Kaczyk, Worcester, Mass.
  • The Newport Flower Show New Exhibitor Award – Floral Design, awarded to the most distinctive entry by a first-time exhibitor: Alice Nichols, Providence, R.I.
  • The Preservation Society of Newport County Design Award, to the exhibit in the challenge class displaying the most creative use of the majority of components issued: Linda Tors, Southport, Conn.
  • The Corinne Clarke Reynolds Trophy, given by her daughter, June Reynolds MacKaye and granddaughters, June Reynolds Davis, Dottie Corinne Houser and Christienne Bailey MacKaye, for the best interpretation of a class title in the Design Division: Kim Cutler, Worcester, Mass.
  • The Bettie Bearden Pardee Award, to an outstanding design using all fresh plant material grown and arranged by the exhibitor(s): Sarah Boynton, Hingham, Mass.
  • The Candace Morgenstern Design Award, to an exhibit showing exceptional quality using innovative techniques involving the manipulation of fresh plant material: Jane Cary, Bedford, NH.


  • The Gilbert S. Kahn Sweepstakes Award, to the exhibitor winning the most blue ribbons in the Horticulture Division Classes: Felicidad Zeballos, Newport, R.I.
  • The Mrs. Robert M. Grace Best in Show Award, selected from the Horticulture Division blue ribbon winners: Portsmouth Garden Club, Portsmouth, R.I.
  • The Mrs. Samuel M.V. Hamilton Award, to the most creatively original and whimsical presentation of plant material in any container: Linda Finn, Middletown, R.I.
  • The Oatsie Charles Award, to the most outstanding cut specimen of a shrub grown for its flower: Judy McLennan, Portsmouth, R.I.
  • The Annie Laurie Aitken Award, to the most outstanding rose cut specimen in the show: Bettie Pardee, Newport, R.I.
  • The Jocelyn Sherman Propagation Award, to a container entry propagated by an amateur exhibitor in whose name it is entered (the difficulty of propagation, detailed description of propagation process and distinction in its presentation will be considerations for this award; entry must have been grown by exhibitor for a minimum of six months): Jane Gamber, Madison, Conn.
  • The Newport Flower Show New Exhibitor Award – Horticulture Division, awarded to the most distinctive entry by a first-time exhibitor: Lisa Bliss, Middletown, R.I.
  • The Newport Garden Club Centennial Award – Horticulture Division, for the most creative interpretation of a class or theme in the Creative Container Division: Donna Boulay, Newport, R.I.

The Preservation Society of Newport County, Rhode Island, is a nonprofit organization accredited by the American Alliance of Museums. It is dedicated to preserving and interpreting the area’s historic architecture, landscapes, decorative arts and social history. Its 11 historic properties – seven of them National Historic Landmarks – span more than 250 years of American architectural and social development.

For more information, please visit NewportMansions.org.

Stoneacre Dog Show

Stoneacre Dog Show

Benefitting Potter League

Stoneacre’s Second Annual Dog Show brought out every dog breed and dog trick imaginable and raised $8,058.44 to benefit the Potter League. It was delightful, patrons purchased tables and everyone brought their dogs to dine.

The entree’s were limited to 40 and could sign up in any of the categories.

  1. Prettiest B**ch
  2. Best Rescue (Any dog that came from a shelter or rescue)
  3. Most Handsome
  4. Doggy/Owner look-a-like
  5. Cutest Puppy – Young Dog
  6. Best Veteran – Senior Dog
  7. Best In Show


Come Get Daffy at The Daffodillion Festival

Come Get Daffy! April 13-21 with 21 FREE events & parking for you, your cars, your children and your pets in Newport ! The director and President John Hirschboerck gives us a quick over view of what to expect this and next weekend ! Www.NewportDaffyDays.com Www.Daffodillion.com

photocredits John Hirschboerck, Lucky Dog Resort, Eric Archer, Marilyn Moffatt, Robert Kranz, James Kiel Patrick Flag ship store

Newport Haunts with Newport Living and Lifestyles.

Newport Haunts with Newport Living and Lifestyles. Join Maura Lindsey of Tresor Estate Sales, Tori McNally of Ghost Tours of Newport and me on a brief tour of Newport Haunts. For a full tour of Newport Haunts head to Www.GhostsofNewport.com

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Welcome to Newport Living and Lifestyles

I’m Christon and I’m here with my good friend Maura Lindsey of Tresor Estate 

Sales and she’s going to join Tori McNally and I on a haunted ghost tour of 


Welcome everybody and happy Halloween!

Thank you!

We’re gonna start right here with Washington Square.

Newport was really the hub of colonial commerce but it’s also

very much a paranormal hub as well.

This is the spot where 26 pirates were hanged

in July of 1726 . Right where we’re standing.

People definitely get the feeling of overwhelming doom, strong sadness,

people will also sometimes get the smell of tobacco

completely out of the blue

with no one around them or perfume.

So it is definitely is a very active square.

Like I said, this is really the hub of commerce and everything kind of ripples

out from here, I tend to feel.

All right, well let’s go take a look at some of the other places on your agenda today.

Absolutely! Absolutely! Why don’t we do maybe Brick Alley or as we

or as we call it, Blood Alley!

This is the K2 meter. It measures electromagnetic frequencies and it

allows us to kind of sense what energy is around us. So here in Blood Alley

we definitely get a lot of interesting readings. As a matter of fact,

it was just going off, (Yes it was) like crazy !

The whole reason why this whole area is called Blood Alley

is because sailors were coming in to town with pockets full of gold,

from being out at sea. The whole area was pretty much covered with tattoo parlors,

brothels and bars. ( Oh! ) It was said that there was a lot of

fighting from the soldiers and the sailors. That’s why it’s called Blood Alley!

So let’s check that off our box! Oh! So nothing to do with deaths and spirits.

We were wondering why it was called Blood Alley!


Welcome to The Artillery Company here on Clarke Street in Newport. It’s the oldest

continuous working artillery company in the country. Started off with a charter

by King George II in 1741. During the day it is a Museum of all war

artifacts. Things that soldiers and sailors would carry with them in the

battle or at sea. So we’ve heard everything from whistling,

to boot steps, the members of the Artillery Company

have heard revelry coming from the second floor.

Really! So these are harmless spirits I would gather?

I would gather, otherwise we would hear stories.

So they are harmlessness in the sense that they do not do damage?

Anytime that you have energy that’s connected with war it is very dark.

Welcome to the White Horse Tavern. It is actually the oldest continuous

working tavern in the country. It was built in 1673

by a gentleman by the name of Willie Mays, not the baseball player.

Good Clarification!

It’s been everything from a tavern, to a cabinetmaker shop,

to a boardinghouse and is now a fine-dining restaurant.

And shall I say, it definitely has a lot of activity.

People go in there for the spirits and they get a little bit more than they bargained for!

This has been great! So Fascinating! Thank you so much Tori!

You are most welcome! I’m happy to do it!

If you guys would like a Haunted Newport Tour ( Yep ! ) You can call Tori !

Contact Newport Ghost tours !

We are still doing tours every night up through Halloween.

Then starting November we tour on Saturday

and then we take a hiatus until April.

I’m also available for Tarot parties, as well as table tipping parties.

Well this has been such a treat!

Yes! Thanks so much guys for joining me today!

We look forward to seeing you on Newport Living and Lifestyles!

Happy Halloween! Happy Halloween! Happy Halloween!