January 21, 2016 RSS feed / News Briefs

Little League Softball Workouts Begin

Newport Softball is offering several indoor workouts at the Rogers High School gym. They will be held from 3-4:30 p.m. on Saturdays, Jan. 23, Feb. 6 and 27 and March 5.  More...

Creating a Vision for Newport’s Open Spaces

Newport Plays. Newport Bikes. Newport Surfs. Newport Walks. What do you want to do in Newport? Every resident of Newport is impacted by the Open Space Master Plan. Everyone enjoys the city’s parks, public space, streets, beaches, and scenic walks. More...

Business Expo and Job Fair

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce’s annual business expo will be held Friday, March 11, at the Hyatt Regency. The Chamber is offering an early registration discount for those interested in exhibiting through Jan. 31.  More...

24-Hour Warming Center Volunteers

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

Girls Indoor Lacrosse

Girls indoor lacrosse is set to begin Sunday, Jan. 24, from 4 - 5 p.m. in the gym at The Hut, 35 Golden Hill St. Local native Matt Nunes, will be instructing beginner and intermediate skills to girls in grades 3-7. More...

Lifeguard Training

The Newport YMCA is offering a blended learning Red Cross waterfront lifeguard training class. The required swim test will be Friday, Jan. 29 at 6 p.m. Classes will be on Sundays Feb. 7, 14, and 21 from 9 a.m. - 4 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. 30. More...

Adult Walking

The Newport Recreation gym is now open Monday through Friday from noon – 1 p.m. for adult walking. At The Hut walkers can enjoy a warm, safe place to walk during the cold months. There is a $1 drop in fee per visit. More...

New ALT Land

The Town of Portsmouth and the Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) have acquired 4.9 acres of scenic land for a future waterfront community park in northern Portsmouth, next to the Mount Hope Bridge and adjacent to Portsmouth Town Common. More...

CPR Review Classes

The Newport County YMCA will be offering CPR/AED First Aid review classes on Saturdays Jan. 30, Feb. 27 and March 26 from noon - 3 p.m. and Mondays, Feb. 15 and March 14 from 6 - 9 p.m. More...

Jeans for Teens

As of Jan. 1, 2016 , it is estimated that Newport has 10 homeless students who attend Thompson Middle School and 10 at Rogers High School. More...

Marrow Donor Search for Local Educators

For the majority of people diagnosed with either leukemia or lymphoma, their best hope for a cure is a bone marrow or cell transplant. According to statistics, 70 percent of those afflicted do not have a matching donor in their family. More...

RHS Basketball Fundraiser

Show support for high school athletes by attending a fundraiser at O’Brien’s Pub on Sunday, Jan. 31, from 6:30 - 9 p.m. to benefit the girls and boys basketball programs. More...

For What It’s Worth

A visitor brought in a small lacquered box asking its age and where it was made. The top depicted a carriage with horses, commonly known as a Troika. More...

Winter Pickleball

Discover how to play indoor pickleball, a modified shortened game of tennis with a smaller racket and whiffle-type ball. Instruction for beginners will be offered Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m. indoors at The Hut. More...

Centennial Community Grants

The Rhode Island Foundation is celebrating its 100th year since its founding and is taking the opportunity to celebrate each of the 39 cities throughout Rhode Island by funding community-making projects throughout the state. More...

Lyme Support Group

The next Lyme Support Group will meet Thursday, Jan. 21, at 6 p.m. This month they will discuss the Geraghty Lyme Foudation and the Department of Health program. The group meets every third Thursday of the month, at Harbor House, 111 Washington St. More...

St. Clare School Reunion

St. Clare-Newport would like to hold a reunion of former students who attended the St. Clare Home Garretson Memorial Day Nursery and Kindergarten. More...

Presidential Nomination Signing

The next Middletown GOP meeting will be held on Wednesday, Jan. 27. The nomination papers to place the Republican presidential candidates on the Rhode Island ballot will be signed. A regular meeting will also be conducted. More...

College Financial Aid Seminar Offered

Financial aid professionals will be available at Middletown High School Thursday, Jan. 28, at 6 p.m. More...