January 28, 2016 RSS feed / News Briefs

Yuks with Yannetty During Festival

Comedian Joe Yannetty is a bit thinner these days, but his humor is still loud and large. “I live in New Hampshire. It’s a nice place to live…if you are a tick.” More...

Israeli Business Seminar

The Newport Chamber of Commerce, in affiliation with Israeli business partners, invites local groups to an informational seminar on Tuesday, Feb. 2, from 8:30 to 10:30 a.m., to learn how U.S. More...

Black History Exhibit

Local artist Estella Miller will assemble a Black History Exhibit which will be on display Feb. 1 - 29 at the Newport Public Library, lower level. 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 and towns throughout Rhode Island by funding community-making projects throughout the state. More...

Constituent Meeting

Lauren H. Carson (D-Dist. 75, Newport) will host a constituent night Monday, Feb. 8, at 6:30 p.m. at the Newport Public Library in the program room. More...

Underwood School Buildings Razed

Gone are the four non-descript buildings at 90 Harrison Ave., where from 1961 to 2013 some of Newport’s youngest children began their educational careers at the former William J. Underwood Elementary School. More...

Models Casting Call

Women over the age of 21 are invited to a casting call on Thursday, Feb. 11, from 5 - 8:30 p.m. at the Fifth Element, 111 Broadway. More...

‘Retire Wisely’ Workshop

Will you have enough to retire? Will your retirement income last? Learn more at Retire Wisely – A Thrivent Financial Event at 6 p.m. on Thursday, Feb.11, at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St. More...

AARP Tax Program

Free income tax preparation will be offered at 11 sites in Newport County by the AARP Foundation Tax Aide Program through April 15. It is not necessary to be an AARP member to take advantage of this help. More...

Readiness Exercise

An annual exercise designed to enhance the training and readiness of Navy security forces will be held on Thursday, Feb. 4 at Naval Station Newport. 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.  To volunteer, call 401-847-4260 or email rebecca.seamens@gmail.com.   More...

The Check’s in the Mail (Almost)

Brenda Neinhouse, executive director of the Newport Opera House and Performing Arts Center, spoke at the Jan. 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...

For What It’s Worth

In July, I reported the discovery of a small collection of Alexander Calders on a house call. The four pieces, an oil portrait, a pen and ink drawing, and two watercolors went to auction in January. More...

Legislative Panel Examines Sea Rise

At about the same time that news outlets announced that the planet experienced its hottest year on record in 2015, the Rhode Island House Commission on Economic Risk Due to Flooding and Sea Rise convened on Thursday, Jan. More...

Most ‘Inventable’

St. Michael’s Country Day School was recently declared the top R.I. More...

Pre-K Fair Rescheduled

The Pell Elementary School will host a Pre-K Fair on Saturday, Jan. 30, from 9 a.m. - noon. More...

Teens and Tweens Welcome

Youth between the ages of 11-16 years old are welcome to participate in the winter session of Boys & Girls Club activities. Program highlights include flag football, hip-hop dance, and open gym. More...

Adult Walking

The Newport Recreation gym is now open Monday through Friday from noon – 1 p.m. for adult walking. There is a $1 drop-in fee per visit. Multiple visit punch cards are also available. More...

NYC Frostbite Results

The Newport Yacht Club Frostbite Series continued Sunday, Jan. 24 with 18 racers. The snow was shoveled out of the boats and off the docks and eight races were run in nice sunny conditions. More...