February 18, 2016 RSS feed / News Briefs

Meet Mary Poppins

The cast of Swanhurst Chorus Theater’s upcoming production of Mary Poppins will host a “Perfectly Perfect” afternoon of tea and cakes with Mary, kite-making with Bert, and a visit with the Bird Woman. More...

Female Gospel Exhibit

Local artist Estella Miller presents a Black History exhibit which will be on display until Feb.29 at the Newport Public Library, lower level. More...

Trends of an Aging Workforce

A presentation will be given on how to adapt business models and prepare for the future in regards to an aging workforce. More...

‘Saint Practice Day’ Parade Fundraiser

The fourth annual “Saint Practice Day” fundraiser to benefit the 2016 St. Patrick’s Day parade will be held at O’Brien’s Pub, 501 Thames St., on Sunday, Feb. 21, from 1 - 4 p.m. More...

AARP Tax Help Adds Evening Service

In addition to the sites and times previously announced, AARP is adding evening service on Tuesdays from 4 - 7 p.m. at the Newport Public Library. This time slot is for taxpayers who cannot come to one of the other sites during the day.   More...

Land Use Workshop

The Comprehensive Land Use Plan Update on Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. at the Pell School is open to the public. More...

Cook-offs are Festival Favorites

The Newport Fire Department was the first place winner of the 21st annual Newport Winter Festival Chili Cook-off presented by Samuel Adams. Second place went to Scratch Kitchen & Catering and The Wharf Pub took third. More...

Call for Photography Entries

The 2016 Newport Flower Show, “Gilded-Artful Living,” invites photographers of all experience levels to submit an entry in the Photography Division of the show, which will take place June 24-26, at Rosecliff.  More...

United Way Free Tax Preparation

Through a United Way initiative free tax services will be offered on Saturday, Feb. 27, from10 a.m. - 2 p.m. More...

Discussion on Zika

Dr. Adam Levine from Brown University will present “Lessons from Ebola as We Face Zika and Other Global Outbreaks” on Sunday, Feb. 28 at 4 p.m. at the Jamestown Arts Center. The cost to attend is $10. For more information on Dr. More...

Microchip Clinic

The Potter League is offering a microchip clinic for dogs and cats on Tuesday, Feb. 23, from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Potter League for Animals. The microchips will be administered by Dr. Wanda Wyand. More...

Lyme Support Group

The monthly Lyme Support Group will meet Thursday, Feb. 18, at 6 p.m., and every third Thursday of the month, at Harbor House, 111 Washington St. For questions or more information, contact Jane at lymenewport@gmail.com.   More...

YMCA Offerings

The Newport County YMCA is offering gymnastics classes for boys and girls ages 3-12 and gym for children ages 1-4 with their parents for 45 minutes of circle time, stretching, singing, and obstacle courses. More...