2015-07-09 / News Briefs


Lacrosse All-American

Maddie Villareal, daughter of Bill and Ann Villareal, a senior at Portsmouth Abbey School and Team Real Lacrosse player, was named as a 2015 Brine National High School All-American and selected to represent the New England region at the 2015 Brine National Lacrosse Classic that was held at the River City Sportsplex in Virginia, June 29- July 2.

The Brine National Lacrosse Classic brings the top high school lacrosse players in the nation to one venue, where regional teams compete for a national recognition in front of NCAA lacrosse coaches.

Villareal was also named as a 2015 U.S. Lacrosse Academic All- American for exhibiting exemplary lacrosse skills, good sportsmanship on the field and representing high standards of academic achievement in the classroom.

Soccer Camp

The Newport Recreation Department is accepting registrations for soccer camp. The camp, run by U.K. International, will be held July 13- 17 at Rogers High School. Participants ages 4-14 will be instructed by high caliber staff members from around the world. Ages 4-6 will run from 5-6:30 p.m. and ages 7-14 will run from 5-8 p.m. The cost is $85 for ages 4-6 and $125 for the older age group. For more information, call 401-845-5800.

Dance Camp

The Newport Recreation Department is holding a dance camp July 20-24, 9a.m. – noon at Thompson Middle School for girls in grades 1-8. Participants will learn several dances and dance techniques during the week and will perform for family and friends at the end of the camp. The cost is $50 for Newport residents and $60 for non-residents. For more information, call 401-845-5800.

Bike Racks for Rent

Purchased with funds raised at the 2014 Bike Newport Night, portable event racks that accommodate14 bikes each are available for rent.

Are you planning an event in Newport this summer or fall? Would you like to reduce the traffic congestion to your event and see more happy people arriving by bicycle? Bike Newport has some brand new portable event racks that you can try this season for free. If you take advantage of this resource, they will inform and encourage bicyclists about your event through their social media and e-news. Learn more by emailing andrew@bikenewport.org.

Arts Guild Offers Summer Classes

The Portmouth Arts Guild Center for the Arts is offering the following three classes:

Drawing at Coggeshall Farm on July 14, 15, 16 with Suzanne Lewis, for ages 12 to adult. Learn or review basic drawing skills. Spend one day each on still life, landscape and buildings at Coggeshall Farm in Bristol. Call for times and cost.

Playing with Color for ages 12 to adult with Celeste Chute-Wright. Each student will make their own color wheel in watercolor and then create a painting using color wheel relationships. The one-session class is on Saturday, July 11, from 10 a.m. -1 p.m. The cost is $35.

Japanese Fish Printing with Suzanne Lewis will be given on Saturday, July 18, from 9:30 a.m. - noon. Learn the ancient Japanese art of fish printing on rice paper. Fish will be provided. The cost is $30, plus $10 materials fee.

The arts center is located at 2679 East Main Road, Portsmouth.

For more information, contact Suzanne Lewis at 401-254-1668, email workshops@portsmoutharts.org or visit portsmoutharts.org.

JYC Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held
the fourth race of its summer series
on Tuesday, July 7 with the following results:
A Class: 1. Linc Mossop III; 2. P.
Hamilton and P. Young; 3. John Sahagian; 4. Tristan Mouligne; 5. Paul
Grimes; 6. Bill Kneller.
B Class: 1. A. and J. Kallfelz; 2. EC
Helme; 3. Victor Bell; 4. Jeff Roy; 5.
Peter McCarthy.
C Class: 1. Rob Lambert; 2. M.
Buechner/P. O’Connell; 3. Mike
Nahmias; 4. Alice and Bill Porter; 5.
T. Pennington and A. Finan.
D Class: 1. Dennis Nixon; 2. Charles
Beal; 3. John Burnham; 4. Robert
Fadden; 5. Bill Clavin.

Caine Awarded

Brian Caine, son of Mr. and Mrs. William Caine of Newport and grandson of the late Raymond W. Caine Sr., former Newport Torpedo Station and NUOS Personnel Officer, is the recipient of the 2014 Department of the Navy Small Program Outstanding Tester Award, Civilian Category. Caine is a program manager at the Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, Bethesda, Maryland.

The award citation reads, in part, “Your initiative and insights greatly improved test methods and enhanced the fidelity of test results. These efforts resulted in providing an improved capability to the Fleet and represent the highest standards of achievement in the Test and Evaluation community….You have made numerous contributions in the development of technology and test practices that have ensured U.S. dominance in the area of anti-submarine warfare.”

An awards ceremony was held at the Pentagon, Washington, D.C. on April 23, 2015. Presentation of the award was made by RADM Mathias Winter, Department of the Navy Test and Evaluation Executive and Mr. Carroll P. Quade, Department of the Navy Test and Evaluation Deputy Executive.

Summer Book Sale

The Friends Bookstore will hold its annual four-day summer reading clearance book sale in the lower level lobby of the Newport Public Library from July 11- 15. There is no sale on Sunday. Proceeds from the sale go to the library for books and children’s programs.

The sale offers great prices for gently used books for all ages. Fiction will be priced at $1. Hundreds of classical music CDs will be available for $2 each. There will be no bag day.

The sale begins on Saturday, July 11, at 9:30 a.m. and continues until 5 p.m. The next day of the sale is Monday, July 13 from 1 - 7 p.m. and then on Tuesday and Wednesday from 9:30 a.m. -7 p.m. each day.

Adult Tennis Lessons

The Newport Recreation Department is offering beginner and intermediate adult tennis lessons. Women’s classes will be held at Thursday evenings at the Pop Flack tennis courts beginning July 9. Beginners will meet from 5:30-6:30 p.m. and intermediates will meet from 6:30-7:30 p.m. The cost is $50 per player for the six-week session. Pre-registration is required and can be done at the Recreation Office located at 35 Golden Hill St. For more information, call 401-845-5800.

Burma Road Detour

Drivers should expect delays along Defense Highway/Burma Road between Middletown and Portsmouth. Sewer work will be done between the boat launch in Middletown and the intersection of Stringham Road and Defense Highway in Portsmouth (near Melville Boat Basin) through July 16 (weather/ equipment depending). Traffic will be detoured via West Main Road and Greene Lane. Detour signs will be posted on Burma Road, Stringham Road, Greene Lane and West Main Road. Defense Highway is U.S. Navy property that is currently on the excess property list and this maintenance is being done via U.S. Navy contracting.

Drivers should follow all posted road work signage and allow for extra travel time through these areas.

MHS 1970 Reunion

The Middletown High School Class of 1970 will celebrate its 45th anniversary this year on Friday, July 17 at Kempenaar’s Clambake Club. Tickets are $65 per person. Family and friends are welcome.

For more information, call Donna Trickey Nedderman at 401-849- 2050, or email Jason Thomas at jathomas2@cox.net.

Volunteers Needed for Save The Bay Swim on Saturday

Volunteers are still needed for the 39th annual Save The Bay Swim on Saturday, July 11 between 5:30 a.m. and 1p.m. for support at the Newport Naval Base and at the swim’s end in Jamestown at Potter’s Cove.

Volunteers at the Newport Naval Base, the swim’s starting point, work from 5:30 - 9:30 a.m. performing tasks including directing cars, inspecting and unloading kayaks and numbering swimmers.

Those who choose to volunteer at Potter’s Cove work from 6:30 - 11:30 a.m. directing cars, assisting at the finish line, processing kayaker check-outs and delivering time sheets to the check-out tent.

The final volunteering opportunity takes place from 8 a.m. - 1 p.m. at Potter’s Cove preparing and providing food for swimmers, kayakers, spectators and volunteers.

Volunteers must be 16+ to work independently, while volunteers 12+ may work with a parent. Groups of up to 25 volunteers are welcome. Sign up online beforehand.

Five hundred swimmers and some 200 kayakers between the ages of 15 and 83+ annually participate in the 1.7-nautical-mile journey from Naval Station Newport across open water to Jamestown’s Potter Cove.

One of the most storied openwater swims in the U. S., the Save The Bay Swim celebrates tremendous progress in cleaning up Narragansett Bay since its first official swim in 1977 and the organization’s founding in 1970. In the early years of the swim, swimmers often emerged from the water with oil and tar balls on their skin and swimsuits.

For more information or to sign up for the volunteer opportunities, visit savebay.org/Volunteer or email Save The Bay’s Volunteer Manager July Lewis at jlewis@savebay.org .

Class of 1950 Reunion

The Rogers High School, St. Catherine Academy and De La- Salle Academy Class of 1950 will hold its 65th reunion on Wednesday, Sept. 30 at the Atlantic Beach Club and on Oct. 1 at Laforge Restaurant. (This is a date change from previous dates of Sept. 23 and 24). If anyone has information on the location of classmates, call Herb Zornow at 401-841-0737 or Mary Rego Pedro at 401-846-0241.

Skin Cancer Screenings

Sun Smarts, a program of ABC6 and the Partnership to Reduce Cancer in Rhode Island, will provide free skin cancer screenings, educational resources and consultation to beachgoers on Friday, July 17 at Easton’s Beach from12:30 - 2:30 p.m. Sponsors include Lifespan, R.I. Department of Health, R.I. Department of Environmental Management, University Dermatology, Women & Infants, Walgreens and the American Cancer Society.

All screenings will be provided by dermatologists and dermatology residents affiliated with University Dermatology.

Aging Out of Foster Care Discussion

Learn how the Junior League of Rhode Island is making a difference with children aging out of foster care on Tuesday, July 14 at 6 p.m. at the Viking Hotel, rooftop deck.

The Junior League of Rhode Island, Inc. (JLRI) has been a volunteer entity in R.I. and Southeastern Massachusetts since 1921. JLRI is a training ground for women to become community and civic leaders learning how to effectively manage a nonprofit organization, fundraise and develop meaningful community service programs.

Currently, JLRI’s focus is to empower the lives of young adults aging out of the foster care system.

In its 95-year history, more than 250 nonprofit organizations have benefited from collaboration with JLRI, and JLRI members have contributed more than one million hours of volunteer service and over $1.5 million in fundraising proceeds. These volunteer hours and dollars have a combined present day value of $25 million in direct services to women and children in difficult circumstances.

For more information, visit jlri.org.

Butterfly Count

Each summer, the North American Butterfly Association sources local butterfly population information using citizen science observations. Volunteers will head out into various habitats at the Norman Bird Sanctuary with a checklist of Rhode Island butterflies, field guides, and nets. Experienced and beginner butterfly enthusiasts are welcome to participate in this program on Sunday, July 12, from 10 a.m. - noon. The cost to participate is $10 and $8 for NBS members. Registration requested at normanbirdsanctuary.org.

Another upcoming program of interest is a talk about coyotes on Thursday, July 16 at 6p.m. at the sanctuary.

Brain Injury Support Group

The support group is an opportunity for individuals with brain injury, family and friends to come together to provide mutual support and assistance in coping with the consequences of brain injury.

The group meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Newport Hospital from 6:30 - 7:45 p.m. The next meeting is July 14. For more information, contact the Brain Injury Association of RI, 401-228-3319.

Senior Expo

Do you have something to share that is important to today’s older adult? Those who want to be part of the first Newport County Senior Expo on Friday, July 24 from 9 - 11 a.m. should contact the Edward King House at info@edwardkinghouse.org or 401-846-7426. There is no charge for booths, but space is limited.

The expo will be part of Senior Week and is free and open to the public.

The Edward King House annual meeting is Tuesday, July 21 at the Atlantic Beach Club. Volunteer of the Year, Ann Gardella, will be honored at the dinner. The cost to attend is $35. For reservations, call 401-846-7426.

Monthly Diabetes Support Group

A diabetes support group, facilitated by a certified diabetes educator from the Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties, will meet July 16 and is offered monthly on the second Thursday from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Edward King Center, 35 King St., Newport. No doctor’s referral is required. It is free and open to all who are living with diabetes. To attend or for more information, call 401-682-2100.

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