January 14, 2016 RSS feed / News Briefs

A Grievous Legacy

The Newport branch of the English Speaking Union will be presenting “Toward a Vision of Racial Reconciliation” on Sunday, Jan. 17 from 5 – 7 p.m. at The Pier Restaurant, 10 Howard Wharf. The featured speaker will be W. More...

Solarize Aquidneck

The Solarize Aquidneck Program will have a table at the Aquidneck Growers Market each Saturday, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. through Feb. 13 to discuss installation of a solar array on your home. More...

Martin Luther King Jr. Day Events Planned

Jan. 15 would have been Martin Luther King Jr.’s 87th birthday. To honor the day and his legacy, the Newport County branch of the NAACP has planned a series of events. More...

Broadway Workshop

On Wednesday, Jan. More...

April Polling Places

The Newport Canvassing Authority and local election officials have determined that only three of the city’s eight polling places will be open for the April 26 Democratic and Republican presidential primaries. More...

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The Newport Hospital Auxiliary, which regularly delivers plants or flowers to patients on holidays throughout the year, is shown here bringing cheer to those hospitalized over Christmas. More...

Community Blood Drive Jan. 21

A free steak dinner and $5 Dunkin’ Donuts coupon will be given to all donors who participate in the Thursday, Jan. 21, blood drive to be held at the Knights of Columbus Community Blood Drive, 7 Valley Road, Middletown, from 3 - 8 p.m. More...

AARP Meeting

The Newport Chapter of AARP #207 will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 19, at 1:30 p.m. at Fenner Hall on Fenner Ave., Newport. New members are asked to arrive a few minutes early and bring their national AARP membership.  More...

Potter Pet U

The next Potter Pet University will discuss veterinary dental care. It will be held Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 6 - 7 p.m. at the Potter League, Middletown.  More...

Blue Cross Medicare Seminar Offered

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island is hosting a free informational seminar Wednesday, Jan. 20, at 1 p.m. More...

Pre-K Fair

The Pell Elementary School will host a Pre-K Fair on Saturday, Jan. 23, from 9 a.m. - noon with a snow date of Jan. More...

For What It’s Worth

A neighbor dropped in recently with a plate inquiring of its value. The 10” diameter plate belonged to her grandfather and was marked on the back with the identifiable blue “Bee Hive” mark for The Royal Vienna Porcelain Factory. More...

Fakes & Forgeries Call for Artists

Spring Bull Gallery will present its 25th “Fakes & Forgeries.” The juried show, “Interpretation of Old Master and New Forgeries,” will be on exhibit from Feb. 6 - 29.  More...

24-hour Warming Center Volunteers

Seamen’s Church Institute will host a 24-hour warming center again this winter. Four or five volunteers for are needed for the two shifts, 4 p.m. - midnight and midnight - 7 a.m. More...

Monday Holiday

Reminder: In honor of Martin Luther King Day there will be no mail delivery on Monday, Jan. 18. Newport City Hall and other municipal offices will also be closed.   More...

Relay For Life Open House

Learn more about the American Cancer Society Relay For Life event and how to make a difference in the fight against cancer on Wednesday, Jan. 20, from 6 - 8 p.m. at Buskers Irish Pub and Restaurant.  Everyone in the community is invited. More...

Mosaic Club Meeting

The Mosaic Club of Newport County will hold its next meeting on Thursday, Jan. 21, at the Mainstay Inn in Middletown . The guest speaker will be Sheila Mullowney, Executive Editor at The Newport Daily News. The meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. More...