2014-12-31 / News Briefs


Hill Annual Meeting

The Historic Hill Association will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, Jan. 8 from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Edward King House Senior Center (second floor). After a short business meeting, the guest speaker will be Dr. Robert Russell, Coordinator Cultural and Historic Preservation at Salve Regina University. Refreshments will follow. Open to the public; all are welcome. For further information, call 261-3980.

Call for Photographers

The Conanicut Island Art Association invites photographers to submit entries for its first juried show for 2015, “The Power of Love.” Cash prizes for first, second and third place winners will be given and a special Peoples Choice award.

Entries should be dropped off Thursday, Jan. 8 at the Jamestown Town Hall, from 1 - 5:30 p.m. Up to three works can be entered, the cost of the first entry is $10 for members and $15 for non-members. The cost for additional entries is $5 each. Entrants are welcome to join CIAA. Individual annual memberships are $30. Additional entry requirements can be found at artinjamestown.org. An opening reception will be held Feb. 5.

For more information. email artinjamestown@gmail.com.

Holiday Recycling and Bulk Pickups

Christmas trees and yard waste will be collected curbside during the week of Jan. 12 on residents’ regularly scheduled collection day. Do not put trees in plastic bags, and remove all ornaments, tinsel, garland and lights. This is the last yard waste collection until the week of March 16.

Bulky waste will be collected on Jan. 2 and Jan. 15, and subsequently the first and third Thursdays of each month. Items that do not fit into carts are considered bulky waste and require a sticker to be disposed of curbside. Stickers may be purchased in $15 increments at the Collections office in City Hall, 43 Broadway. Once the correct amount of stickers for your item have been purchased, call Waste Management at 401-847-0230 for a pickup appointment.

As a reminder, the Clean City Program accepts electronic waste for recycling during normal business hours. These items include TVs, computers, monitors, printers, keyboards, mice and more.

The “Newport Clean, Newport Green” brochure, which includes the 2015 calendar and details on the new cart-based collection system, is available to download at cityofnewport.com/cleancity or by calling 401-845-5613.

Y Movie Nights

The Newport County YMCA Movie Nights are back. “Penguins of Madagascar” will be shown Saturday, Jan. 10. Doors open at 6 p.m. and the movie starts at 6:30 p.m. The cost to attend is $5 for nonmembers and $3 for members. Admission is free for adults. A free slice of pizza is included for children. Popcorn and drinks will be available for sale. No outside food permitted. For more information, call 401-847-9200.

Flag Football

The Jamestown Teen Center is looking to see if there are any 5th- 8th graders interested in playing flag football. The league would begin during March 2015. There will be more details to follow depending upon level of interest. Call Molly at 401-423-7261 if interested, or with any questions.

Wein to be Honored at Grammy Awards

George Wein, founder of the Newport jazz and folk festivals, is being honored by The Recording Academy. He will receive the academy’s Trustee Award for outstanding contributions in areas other than performance. It will be presented in February in Los Angeles and acknowledged at the 57th annual Grammy Awards.

Volvo Race Update

Learn about the fate of Vestas Wind, events at Abu Dhabi, forecast for the challenges of the leg to Sanya and announcements for the May Newport stopover on Thursday, Jan. 8 at the Hyatt Hotel. On-screen presentation begins at 6 p.m. Admission includes clam chowder and snacks, $25 for Sail Newport members, $30 for non-members. For more information, visit volvooceanracenewport.com.

Frost Biter’s Bash

The Herreshoff Marine Museum is hosting the third annual Frost Biter’s Bash on Feb. 7 at its Bristol museum. Join the party and enjoy full open bars, dancing in the historic Hall of Boats, and food tastings from a variety of top local restaurants and vendors. For tickets, call 401-253-5000.

Pell Open Houses

The Pell Elementary School community is hosting a series of open houses so the community can tour the building and learn more about the school. They will take place on the second Wednesday of every month throughout the 2014-15 academic year from 1- 2 p.m. The tours will be co-led by a Pell Elementary School administrator and a Pell parent.

To RSVP call the school at 401- 842-1900 x 20107, ask for Mark McKenna, or visit npsri.net.

‘Occupied Newport’ at Colony House

Newport Historical Society will present “Occupied Newport: Tales from a Revolutionary City Under British Rule” on Thursday, Jan. 8, at Colony House. Former Buchanan/ Burnham Fellow Donald Johnson will examine the complex experiences of Newporters from 1776- 1779.

The occupation forced residents to make difficult choices. Many welcomed the king’s troops with open arms, but as the occupation wore on and conditions deteriorated, hearts and minds changed. By the time the troops withdrew after three long years, only a tiny fraction of those who had sided with them in 1776 remained loyal.

The lecture begins at 5:30 p.m. and admission is $5, $1 for NHS members. Reserve at 401-841-8770.

Notice of Council Workshop

Proposal to hold concert
events at Fort Adams
Wednesday, Jan. 21, 6:30 p.m.
Newport Public Library

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