The Bay That Saves Me!

The Bay that Saves Me!

I’ve been coming to Newport for over 20 years. Matter of fact, I met my wife here; we were also engaged and married in town and now own property in The Point, two blocks from the bay. The bay is the first thing we see when we come to town and the last thing we see as we leave. For me over the past few years, the bay has become an escape from the everyday. It gets me away from the craziness of life, business, and the big cities. I love to kayak and fish the bay and I have incredible memories of seeing everything out on the water from friendly harbor seals, to migrating false albacore, to an ocean sunfish. The bounty of available game fish the bay holds is incredible: Striped Bass, Black Sea Bass, Bluefish, Scup, Bonito, Fluke, and Tautog are all there throughout the year. I look forward to this time of year now as it is about to start the next season of waiting, watching, and seeing what magic the bay might unveil. Whether I’m on the water on the kayak or taking a walk or bike ride, the bay is always by our side. I look forward to helping the bay stay healthy for many years to come as the bay has truly become a part of who I am today.

~ Todd Treonze

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*Please note:  Be sure to access the Johnson & Wales University Harborside Campus through the main entrance on Harborside Blvd. Your GPS may suggest taking Ernest Street to JWU’s Shipyard Street entrance, but that route requires a key card for entry.  

From Route I-95 North or South, take Exit 18 (Thurbers Avenue). Head downhill on Thurbers Avenue to US Route 1A (Allens Avenue). Turn right onto Allens Ave. Continue southbound on Allens Ave. into Cranston, where Allens Ave. becomes Narragansett Blvd. Turn left onto Harborside Blvd. at the traffic light by the Shell gas station. Follow Harborside Blvd. through the Johnson & Wales Harborside Campus. At the end of Harborside Blvd., turn right onto Save The Bay Drive. Save The Bay Drive becomes a circular, one-way roadway as you approach the Bay Center. Parking is available in four guest lots after you pass the main building. Enter the building through the main entrance.