November 19, 2015 RSS feed / News Briefs

Horse Association Meeting

Members of the Aquidneck Island Horse Association invite anyone interested in horses to join them at their next meeting on Wednesday, Nov. 25. The group will meet at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post on Shove Street in Tiverton at 6 p.m. More...

On to Nationals

On Nov. 14 the Portsmouth Pop Warner Pee Wee Cheerleaders placed second at the New England Regional Pop Warner Cheerleading Competition held at the Mass Mutual Center in Springfield, Mass. More...

Joan C. Arnold Award Recipients Announced

The League of Women Voters, Newport County has selected Linda and George Warner as the 2015 recipients of the Joan C. Arnold Civic Participation Award.  The award will be presented on Dec. More...

Wednesday Edition

Next week’s paper will be distributed at newsstands on Wednesday, Nov. 25 due to the Thanksgiving Day holiday.   More...

Make an Electron Santa Trap

FabNewport coach, Mike Kowalczyk, will show techno-enthusiasts how to use an old iPhone, Android, or Raspberry Pi to design a motion activated camera that captures Santa (and other wanted or unwanted intruders) arriving at your tree. More...

Sailing Award Presented in China

Betsy Alison, of Newport, is being awarded the International Sailing Federation (ISAF) President’s Development Award for her outstanding achievement in the development of Para World Sailing in 2015. She is the C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. More...

Suicide Survivor Day

A Newport International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 21, at Newport Hospital Atrium from 1 - 5 p.m. The event is open to the public. No advance registration is required. More...

For What It’s Worth

To paraphrase and old adage: “If you keep your toys, some day they will keep you.” Shown is a toy from the 1940s called a Zilotine. A music toy playing disks which would allow the clown to play a song. More...

Award and New Chief of Nursing at Hospital

Newport Hospital has named Orla Brandos, RN, DNP, as its new chief nursing officer and vice president of patient care services. Brandos, who has 25 years of nursing and nurse leadership experience, was selected following a national search. More...

Coach Named to Hall of Fame

The Rhode Island Cal Ripken Baseball Association named 30- year coach and mentor Peter Dibiase, of Jamestown, to its 2015 Hall of Fame Class. His induction dinner was held in West Warwick on Nov. 15. More...

Rotary Citrus Sale

The Newport Rotary Club is holding its annual citrus sale. A truckload of fresh navel oranges, ruby red grapefruit, Red Delicious apples and Bartlett pears from the Indian River area of Florida will be available in early December.  More...

Free Mansion Tours for Newport Residents Continue

Residents of Newport have been enjoying The Preservation Society of Newport County’s gift of free admission to the Newport Mansions in celebration of the Society’s 70th anniversary. More...

Cluny School Wreath and Tree Sale

A two-day sale of Christmas wreaths and trees to benefit Cluny School, Newport’s only Catholic elementary school, will be held Saturday, Nov. 28, and Sunday, Nov. More...

Tumbling Classes

The Newport County YMCA is offering tumbling classes and dropin sessions. Everything from forward and backward rolls to tucks and twisting is taught. Drop in times are offered Wednesday 3 - 4 p.m., Thursday 6 - 7 p.m. More...