February 28, 2014 RSS feed / Around Town

Prince Fund Grants Awarded for Kids' Fitness

In an awards ceremony held Tuesday, Feb. 25, Newport Hospital, through its Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund, presented $55,980 to local organizations to fund creative programming designed to keep Newport County children healthy and active.  More...

Commission Pushes for Green Events

The spring and summer months in Newport have become synonymous with special events. Now, a group whose aim is to make Newport more environmentally responsible is proposing a plan that would make those occasions just a bit greener.  More...

General Assembly Highlights

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Musical Tribute to Newport’s 375th

Rosecliff mansion will come alive with original music on Friday, March 7 at 7 p.m. in a melodious tribute to the city’s 375th anniversary. More...

Nimitz WWII Diary Posted Online

“The war opened with the attack of Japanese aircraft on Oahu.”  Those simple yet chilling words of Dec. 7, 1941, kept in a daily diary by World War II Pacific commander Admiral Chester W. More...

Canine Good Citizen Class Starts March 8

The Potter League for Animals will hold a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) class beginning on Saturday, March 8. More...

‘The Envelope, Please’

When those famous three words “The envelope, please” are spoken on March 2, the film designated as Best Picture will have been selected from nine nominees. More...

Applications for Neighborhood Grants

The Merritt Neighborhood Fund was established in 1999 by the Aquidneck Land Trust to honor the late Peter M. Merritt, the organization’s visionary president emeritus, for his decade of leadership.  More...

New Arrivals

John and Katherine Delehanty III of Newport are proud to announce the birth of their daughter Molly Celiene Delehanty on Feb. 20, 2014. More...

Irish Heritage Month Kick-Off

nGuided tours of Fort Adams begin Saturday, March 1 and will run daily all month. The one-hour tours will be offered at noon and 2 p.m., weather permitting. The historic fort was built by Irish laborers between 1824-1857. More...

Scholarships

n People’s Credit Union The People’s Credit Union is offering two kinds of scholarships. An 8th grade scholarship will be awarded in the amount of $500 in each town where People’s has an office. More...

City Planning Workshop on Trash Contract

Let’s talk trash. City officials are planning on holding a workshop next month to discuss ways to overhaul Newport’s trash program.  More...

City Closing Pension Gaps

Newport’s pension and investment funds outperformed expectations in 2013, reflecting a broader trend in financial markets that yielded double-digit gains over the previous year, according to a report issued by the city’s Trust and Investm More...

A Look Back: Castle Hill Lighthouse

In the Sundry Civil Expenses Act of March 3, 1875, Congress appropriated $10,000 "for a fog-signal at Castle Hill, entrance to Newport, Rhode Island."  More...

Tips for Winter Dog Walking

The whole country is experiencing winter storms and extremely cold temperatures, and our area is no exception. If you are a dog owner, you may not have the choice of staying inside; you may need to walk your dog. More...

Lecture on ‘New’ Teapot by Paul Revere

The Newport Historical Society will present “A Revere Revelation,” a talk on a recently-discovered Paul Revere teapot on Thursday, March 6 at 5:30 p.m. in the Colony House. Gerald W.R. More...

Parade Pride–Wear a Button

Each year the St. Patrick’s Day Parade Committee issues a commemorative pin or button that best symbolizes the qualities and character of that year’s Grand Marshal. More...