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Let's Hear it: You Know You're From Newport When...

Hey neighbors, help us finish the headline.

So many of you have told Patch that you were raised in Newport and either never left or left and then came back.

So, how does one know that you're from Newport? We want to hear your answers in the comment section below!

Let's see who will post the funniest, most clever and most obvious. Ready? Go!

Cara Kenefick (Editor) November 21, 2011 at 06:10 PM
Facebook Comment Ashley Corey: You say, "I have to leave the island for that."
Alyson Novick November 21, 2011 at 06:18 PM
Just a few telltale signs that prove one's origins as a Newporter...I'm sure others can contribute more .... 1. You don't use Tupperware, you use old Newport Creamery half gallon containers. 2. You still mourn the loss of Marcucci's. 3. Going to Portsmouth requires planning. 4. Going to America (over either bridge) necessitates filing a float plan with the Coast Guard. 5. You need genetic counseling before your nuptials to ensure you aren't marrying a cousin. 6. All directions involve either "going past Sully's house" or "past Almac's".
Cara Kenefick (Editor) November 21, 2011 at 06:39 PM
Facebook Comment Linda Petrone: You know when all relatives from out of state want to stay at your home.....I Love Newport!
Cara Kenefick (Editor) November 21, 2011 at 06:40 PM
Facebook Comment Adam Corey: ‎...you have a good conversation with the person "ticketing" your car.
david sklarz November 21, 2011 at 06:45 PM
you're still wearing shorts and shovelling snow you only own one pair of socks
Cara Kenefick (Editor) November 21, 2011 at 07:21 PM
Facebook Comment Kevin Boughton II: you realize it's the only place that you want to be :)
John M November 21, 2011 at 08:05 PM
You know your a Newporter when you keep asking yourself when are they ever going to repair the roads;Spring St,Broadway lower Thames St,like riding on a rollercoaster;
patsfan November 22, 2011 at 12:10 PM
When you go to the Creamery and order a dusty sundae. You would rather buy your daily news from the blue bins then go in the store. You stay away from down town at all cost during the summer. You miss Newburys. Pit and patio. And can't for the life of you figure out why Bens chili dog was sold. You have fallen at least once on the cobblestones. You know what the Craig is and that you really shouldn't swim in it. You've been in the Bells before it was actually iilegal. You really miss Christy's. You shopped at cherry and web and chritina's shoes but it was pronounced Christeaana's shoe :)You spotted the skipper. And the America's cup was Ours. You remember the whistlers from Gaslight. And you used to get the best cup of Cocoa at seamans institute. You remember when the police parade went down Kay street. And that the colonial had the cheapest and best lobtah rolls. You used to play in the rows of beach houses at second beach. And you have definetly skated on Lilly pond.
John M November 22, 2011 at 01:06 PM
You know your a Newporter, when you say I miss the old RI Lunch on broadway;
Liz November 22, 2011 at 02:08 PM
You know you are a Newporter when you order an A-1 Special pizza!!! You know you are a Newporter when you MISS JO JO POTATOES You know you are a Newporter when you continually refer to Marcus Wheatland Blvd as West Broadway You know you are a Newporter when you crave an AWFUL AWFUL
Tom Sullivan November 22, 2011 at 03:54 PM
You often refer to "where Chicken City used to be" when giving directions.
david sklarz November 22, 2011 at 06:02 PM
when the only thing you want in your prenuptual marriage agreement is that you will never move from the fifth ward
5th Warder November 22, 2011 at 07:58 PM
You know you're from Newport when the waitresses at Salas' and Handy Lunch know what you're going to order as you're sitting down. They may not know your name, but they know exactly what you're gonna have. Furthermore you REALLY know you're from Newport when they give you a hard time if you decide to get something different. "You're not getting the Chicken and Broccoli? What's the matter? Are you feeling OK? You sure? You know, I could put a plate aside for you if you want, because I know you're gonna want some later."
snc November 22, 2011 at 08:27 PM
You know you are from Newport when you remember parking at the 'Bells', highschool parties at abandoned James Estate, you worked at the Creamery, the Treadway, and the Viking. You saw Areosmith at the Viking in the 70s in a conference room, danced at the Electric Elephant each weekend, 2fers night at Bojanjes with Steve Rizzo singing the 'Year of the Cat' in the background.. sleded on Cowsil Hill, skated on the Big Pond after school often.. it was always frozen in winter. When Thames street had a different shoreline.. Brick Market is where there were piers.Your grandmother would take you to Edith's candy on Broadway and then stop at RI linch for hotdog and iced coffe. Hanging on 'The Wall' at Bellevue every weekend, and you know you are from Newport when you knew every inch of the Fort and area bunkers at Fort Adams before the 'cleanup and restore' ...
snc November 22, 2011 at 08:31 PM
love the Tupperware comment, ha.. could see the all those stacked Creamery half gallon containers in garage, basement, pantry.. what a flash from the past hoot..
Islander November 22, 2011 at 10:53 PM
Dont forget the old Lees Century store before they built long wharf mall, Grants, the real festival field, and Connell Highway, has always smelled ..ha ha
Islander November 22, 2011 at 10:59 PM
A holiday thought, does anyone remember the Santa House they had at Aquidneck Shopping Center and the Reindeer out back?
patsfan November 23, 2011 at 03:51 AM
Oh oh oh mr pennies candy!!!! Christopher ryan toy shop!!!
Melinda November 23, 2011 at 08:02 PM
You know your from Newport when you jump off 40 steps at least twice a week in the summer
Elle November 27, 2011 at 03:18 AM
When you can remember dusty sundaes; stuffed quahogs at Yesterday's, navy guys dressed in white; parties at the war college; the restaurant at HoJo's; the chance of getting a part in the Gatsby movie. When, even after moving away, it's still close to your heart.
Marie Craddock February 08, 2013 at 10:15 PM
OMG!! chicken city! joe joe's yummmm!!!
Marie Craddock February 08, 2013 at 10:20 PM
You know your from Newport when refer to Battery Park as Blue Rocks!!

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