May 12, 2016 RSS feed / News Briefs

AARP May Meeting and Upcoming Trips

The next Newport AARP Chapter 207 meeting will be a luncheon on Monday, May 16, at the Green Valley Country Club. The AARP Chapter has two upcoming outings. More...

Lifeguard Training

The Newport County YMCA will be offering a Red Cross lifeguard recertification class on Saturday, May 21. For more information, contact Jim Farrell, Aquatics Director, Newport County YMCA, 401-847-9200 x 108, jimf@newportymca.org.   More...

Lyme Support Group

The monthly Lyme Support Group will meet Thursday, May 19, at 6 p.m., and every third Thursday of the month, at Harbor House, 111 Washington St. (between VanZandt and Battery). More...

Middletown Beach Stickers Go on Sale

Pre-season beach parking pass stickers will be on sale at the Sachuest (Second) Beach gate house in the main parking lot from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on Saturday, May 14 and 21, and Sunday, May 15.  More...

Aquidneck Horse Association

Members of the Aquidneck Island Horse Association will meet at the VFW in Tiverton on Wednesday, May 18, at 6 p.m. A trip to Sarasota by bus will be discussed. Those attending are invited to share in a pot luck meal. More...

Miss Rhode Island Pageant at Casino

The Miss Rhode Island Scholarship Organization will be crowning its new Miss Rhode Island from among 20 competing candidates and Miss Rhode Island’s Outstanding Teen on Sunday, May 22, at 4 p.m., at the Casino Theater. More...

Submariner Meeting

The R.I. Base of the United States Submarine Veterans, Inc. (USSVI) will hold its May meeting on Thursday, May 19. The meeting will open at 7 p.m. at the R.I. More...

Court Tennis World Championships

The 2016 Real Tennis World Championship will be held May 17 -21 at the Court Tennis building on the campus of the International Tennis Hall of Fame.  Rob Fahey, current World Champion, and Camden Reviere, challenger and current World #1, will be More...

Newport Parkinson’s Support Group

The next meeting of the Newport Parkinson’s Support Group is Saturday, May 21, at 10 a.m. at Newport Hospital. Patients and/or caregivers are welcome to attend. More...

Alternative Parking Along Broadway

Alternative parking along Broadway now includes: St. Joseph’s Church is allocating 12 parking spaces to be available from 6 - 11 p.m. More...

Summer Earn & Learn Boatbuilding Program

The Newport Area Career and Tech Center (NACTC), in partnership with the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association (RIMTA) and the Governors Workforce Board, brings back its popular, “Earn While You Learn” program this summer from July 11-Aug. 18. More...

Speaker of Interest Campaign Kick-Off

The next Portsmouth Republicans Speaker of Interest Series will feature Brandon Bell, chairman, Rhode Island Republican Party and other short presentations by Republican candidates. More...

Call for Rose Island Volunteers

Volunteers are needed for Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation for the months of June to August, Monday through Friday. Come spend the day at beautiful Rose Island and help maintain a historic and environmental site in Narragansett Bay. More...

Blue Cross Medicare Seminar Offered

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island is hosting a free informational seminar Tuesday, May 17, at 1 p.m. More...

Salve Graduation is Sunday, May 15

Salve Regina President Jane Gerety, RSM, will confer 704 degrees on Sunday, May 15, when the university celebrates its 66th commencement on the oceanside lawn of McAuley Hall. More...

Newport Prevention Coalition Meeting

The Newport Prevention Coalition invites the public to an open meeting on Monday, May 16 at 1 p.m. at the Newport Public Library. Budget reports, program plans and contracts for the upcoming fiscal year will be the major discussion items. More...

Crazy about Corvettes

About 150 Corvettes from around the country are expected to converge on Newport May 18 - 21 when the National Corvette Museum and the Corvette Club of Rhode Island roll into town for a weekend convention. More...

Broadway Update

City Manager Joseph Nicholson and others involved in the Broadway Streetscape Project will meet weekly on Thursdays at 2 p.m. in the second floor conference room at City Hall to provide construction updates; anyone is welcome to attend. More...

Annual Portsmouth Gallery Night

The third annual Portsmouth Gallery Night will be celebrated Friday, May 20, with the opening of Imagine Grey at the Portsmouth Arts Guild Gallery. More...