August 20, 2015 RSS feed / News Briefs

2015 Beach Idol Winner

After five weeks of competition, 12-year-old Lucia Katz, of Newport, was chosen as the 2015 Easton’s Beach Idol winner on Aug. 18 at the annual end of summer concert and bonfire. She sang “Wrecking Ball” by Miley Cyrus.  More...

VNS Golf Tournament

The Visiting Nurse Services’ Annual Edna Open Golf Tournament, rained out in July, will be played on Monday, Aug. 31 at Wanumetonomy Golf and Country Club in Middletown. Golfer foursomes and singles are still available. More...

Nutcracker Auditions

Island Moving Co. will hold auditions for children’s roles in its holiday production Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff on Saturday, Sept. 12 at its studios, 3 Charles St. Auditions will be at 1:30 p.m. for children ages 7-11 and at 4 p.m. More...

Swim Lessons

The Newport County YMCA offers a full range of swim lessons for children and adults: Parent/ Child Water Adjustment (6 to 36 months); Preschool Beginner and Advanced (3 to 6); Youth I Beginner and Advanced (6 years and up); Youth II (pre-swim team 6 More...

Get the Scoop on Middletown

The Middletown Prevention Coalition is sponsoring an ice cream social on Tuesday, Aug. 25, from 7 - 8:30 p.m at the Middletown High School cafeteria. More...

Community Piano Concert

Local pianist Sam Hollister and a quartet of young string players will perform in the Jamestown community piano concert on Sunday, Aug. 23 at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 87 Narragansett Ave., Jamestown, at 2 p.m. More...

Sing with the Navy Choristers

The Newport Navy Choristers are actively seeking new singers in all voice ranges for its upcoming 2015 musical season. More...

Friends of the Waterfront Cruise

The Friends of the Waterfront is hosting its “Annual Sunset Inspection Cruise” aboard the Amazing Grace on Sunday, Sept. 13. The one-hour harbor ride will begin at 6 p.m. The cost is $15 per person. More...

‘Black Regiment’ to be Honored in Portsmouth

On Sunday, Aug. 23, the Newport County Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) will sponsor the observance of the 237th anniversary of the Battle of Rhode Island at 3 p.m. More...

For What It’s Worth

In the Aug. 6 edition, I misstated the potential value of a mobile attributed to Alexander Calder. Instead of $5,000 to $6,000, I meant to state $50,000 to $60,000! More...

Youth Nights at the Y

A Parents Night Out is offered at the Newport County YMCA on the second and fourth Saturday of each month. Youth Nights are held each Friday. Additionally, free family events are offered one Saturday each month and are open to the community. More...

MHS Alumni Scholarship Fund

The Middletown High School Alumni Association was honored before the Middletown Council as Council President Bob Sylvia and Councilor Rick Lombardi presented Alumni President John Thompson, class of ‘63 and alumni member Diane McNamara, class o More...

Open Tennis Tournaments

The Recreation Department is still accepting registrations for the annual open tennis tournaments.  The Men’s and Women’s Singles Open will be held Aug. 22 and 23.  The 60 Years and Better Men’s Doubles will be held Aug. More...

AARP Tax Volunteer Training in Sept.

The Rhode Island AARP Tax-Aide program is holding training for new volunteers on Wednesdays from Sept. 9 - Nov. 4, from 1-5 p.m. More...

ILYC Race Results

The Ida Lewis Yacht Club sailed the first race of its summer season on Wednesday, Aug. 19. The race official was Robin Wallace, 22 boats participated.  More...

Meals on Wheels Looking for Drivers

Help is needed to deliver meals for Meals on Wheels in Newport. This home-delivered meal program began 45 years ago and is the only nonprofit meal delivery program serving the entire state of Rhode Island. More...

Basketball Court Dedication

Friends and family of the Slom family recently gathered at the basketball court at the Claiborne Pell Elementary School for a ceremony dedicating the court to Aaron and Rita Slom, community leaders and sports enthusiasts with a deep love for basketba More...

Shipwreck Talk

Maritime historian and shipwreck scholar Jim Jenney will be honored by the Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association at a reception to celebrate his longtime work on the Rhode Island Shipwreck Database, which is now accessible in the museum and on bea More...