December 13, 2018 RSS feed / News Briefs

Spruce Acres Opening

Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) has announced that Spruce Acres Farm, at 1286 East Main Road in Middletown, will be open to the public starting on Tuesday, Dec. 18. More...

Call for Volunteers for Christmas Day Brunch

Volunteers are needed for the Seamen’s Church Institute Christmas Day Brunch, which will be served from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 25. For more information, contact Tara at tara@seamensnewport.org.   More...

Three Kings Day

The Alliance Française of Newport (AFN) will celebrate “La Fête des Rois,” also known as “Three Kings Day,” on Saturday, Jan. 5, from 1-3 p.m. at the Atlantic Resort. More...

Ermino P. Lisbon Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the annual Ermino P. Lisbon Scholarship, sponsored by the NAACP Newport County Branch. The scholarship was established in 2001 to assist current college students who are in need of additional financial aid. More...

Discovery Deck Docent

The Seamens Church Institute is looking for volunteers to greet guests visiting its new Discovery Deck. The volunteer would be needed Saturdays, starting Dec. 22. If available between the hours of 9 to 11:30 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

For What It’s Worth

“If it looks like a duck” . . . helped a friend to identify the pictured carved wood bowl. About 7” across and it looks like an Alaskan or American Indian folk art piece. More...

Police Report

On Thursday, Dec. 6, at 8:15 a.m., a 12-year-old male was arrested for Felony Assault/Dangerous Weapon or Substance and Conspiracy. The arrest was the result of a call for service at Thompson Middle School. More...

Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe

The St. Joseph’s Church Hispanic community invites all to celebrate the Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe, queen of peace and patroness of the Americas. The celebration mass will take place on Sunday, Dec. 16, at noon at St. Joseph’s Church. More...

Emergency Room Entrance Change

Effective Dec. 20, the entrance to Newport Hospital’s emergency department will be temporarily relocated several yards to the right. The temporary entrance will still be accessed off the parking lot between Friendship Street and Powel Avenue. More...

Prom Dress Give Away

Dresses of all sizes will be given away free to area youth attending high school proms and the annual “Night to Shine” dance in February at the Elks Lodge, 141 Pelham St., on Friday, Dec. 21, from 1 to 6 p.m. More...

Responsible Flag Disposal

Eagle Scout candidate Nick Johnson of Troop 1-Portsmouth has established a permanent tattered flag collection box at the Portsmouth Free Public Library.   More...

Wreaths Across America

Join “Wreaths Across America” to lay 750 wreaths on the gravesites of Newport's veterans on Saturday, Dec. 15, at noon, at Island Cemetery, 30 Warner Street. The event is free and open to the public. More...

Mosaic Club

The Mosaic Club of Newport County will kick off the 2019 New Year, with its first charitable fundraiser event, a card party and game night on Friday, Jan. 25. More...

Get Ready for the 2019 Plunge

“Freezin for a reason this holiday season” is the slogan of A Wish Come True’s (AWCT’s) annual polar plunge. More...

Call for Artists

Spring Bull Gallery is looking for artists to participate in its non-juried show “City Life – The Ins and Outs” from Jan. 5-29. City living means different things to different people; good, bad or indifferent. More...

Thompson Forums

Due to the recent incident at Thompson Middle School on Dec. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Dec. 3 through Monday, Dec. 10 the Newport Police Department responded to 578 calls. Of those, 154 were motor vehicle related; there were 127 motor vehicle violations issued and 27 accident reports. More...

Fiesta de Nuestra Señora de La Guadalupe

La comunidad hispana de la Iglesia St. Joseph, invita a todos a celebrar la fiesta de Nuestra Señora de la Guadalupe, reina de la paz y patrona de las Américas. More...

‘Simple Recycling’

The Town of Middletown is providing a weekly recycling service for residents that allows clothing, toys and other small items to be picked up along with regular and other recyclable trash. Beginning on Dec. More...