February 4, 2016 RSS feed / News Briefs

Models Sought for Rogers Prom Fundraiser

Locals are being given the opportunity to walk the runway in a Maria Del Carmen Mercado-created design, all for a good cause. More...

Eagle Scout Awarded

Boy Scout Troop 3 Newport’s newest Eagle Scout, Riley Pearse Bolan received scouting’s highest honor when his Eagle medal was pinned on his uniform by Scout master Glenn Gardiner at his recent celebration. More...

Pell School Tours

Visit Pell Elementary School Wednesday, Feb. 10 for a tour and meet some of the staff. Come with questions. Bring the whole family. It is open to the public. Learn about the new technology at the school, programs offered, and much more. More...

Coping With Autism Anxiety

The Newport Local Advisory Committee is presenting a free workshop on Thursday, Feb. More...

Rec Reunion Dinner

The Rec Reunion is holding a chicken dinner on Thursday, Feb. 11, from noon - 5 p.m. at the Community Baptist Church Annex, 40 Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd. For pre-orders and delivery, call Phyllis at 846-0550. More...

Salve Needs Men for ‘Spring Awakening’

Want to be on stage? Want to perform at the Casino Theatre? More...

Sailing Scholarship

The Jamestown Yacht Club is now accepting applications for its Joshua Wadsworth Leonard Memorial Sailing Scholarship. Children between the ages of 8 and 14 are eligible. More...

Call for Art

DeBlois Gallery invites area artists to enter its March non-juried open show. The theme is “Face It”; works can be faces, portraits, or face-the-issues in any media and must be original and recent. Awards will be given. 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 for all constituents in District 75.  If the weather is questionable, check laurencarson.com for changes. More...

Brain Injury Support Group

The support group is an opportunity for individuals with brain injury, family and friends to come together to provide mutual support and assistance in coping with the consequences of brain injury.  More...

Learn to Navigate

The Friends of Ballard Park’s next Homeschool Discovery Class is Wednesday, Feb. 10, from 1 - 2:30 p.m. Children ages 7 to 12 are invited to Ballard Park to learn basic compass and navigation skills. More...

AARP Tax Help

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

Foundation Awards 72 Grants, $4.5M

The van Beuren Charitable Foundation announced that 72 grants totaling $4.5 million were made in 2015 to improve the quality of life and quality of place in Newport County. Since its founding in 1986 by John A. van Beuren and Hope H. More...

Land Use Workshop

The public is invited to participate in the development of Newport’s Comprehensive Land Use Plan update on Tuesday, Feb. 23 from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Pell School. More...

Little League Clinics

Newport Little League will hold several clinics in the next two months.  The softball clinics (ages 7 and up) will be held on Saturdays, Feb. 6 and 27 and March 5 at Rogers High School, from 3-4:30 p.m. Sneakers must be worn, no cleats. More...

Gilded Age Tea

The Newport Public Library will hold its third annual Gilded Age Tea at the Hotel Viking on Saturday, Feb. 20, from 2 - 4 p.m. More...

February Break B-ball Camp at Thompson

Thompson Middle School basketball coach Joe Saunders is holding the First Annual Thompson February Break Basketball Camp at the gym from Tuesday, Feb. 16 through Friday, Feb. 19 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m.  More...

Illuminated Garden Volunteers Needed

Friends of Ballard Park is hosting its 11th annual Illuminated Garden on Feb.18-20. The free event features light displays and sculptures set up in the three-acre quarry meadow of Ballard Park. More...

Little League Registration

Registration for Newport Little League spring baseball and softball is now open online at newportlittleleague.com. The cost is $60 for the first player and $30 for each additional player, with a maximum fee of $120 per family. More...

Snow Removal Tow Zones Expanded

Newport councilors have more than doubled the number of streets that can be designated by the city as tow zones to facilitate emergency snow removal. At their meeting on Wednesday, Jan. More...

Lifeguard Re-certification

The Newport County YMCA is offering a Red Cross class for lifeguard re-certification on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 9 a.m. More...

Legislative Workshop

The Newport City Council will hold a joint workshop with the area’s state legislative delegation on Saturday, Feb. 6, at 10 a.m. in the Assembly Room of the Newport Police station, 120 Broadway. More...

Salon de Refusés

Blink Gallery will host Salon de Refusés, a show of more than 40 regional artists whose works were not included in the Newport Annual members juried exhibition at the Newport Art Museum. An opening reception will be held Saturday, Feb. More...

‘Blanc de Blanc’

The Jamestown Arts Center has extended its call for artists deadline until March 30 for its “Blanc de Blanc” Summer Soirée Exhibition. More...