July 14, 2016 RSS feed / News Briefs

Ram Loses Bid for Back-to-Back Tennis Titles

On Monday, July 11, defending Hall of Fame champion Rajeev Ram enjoyed a welcome return to the Hall of Fame Tennis Championships in Newport with a 6-2, 6-3 win against American wild card Mackenzie McDonald. More...

Gleaner Crew Needed

In cooperation with the Aquidneck Growers Market and the Aquidneck Community Table, the Martin Luther King Center is looking for volunteers to help with the new gleaning/food rescue program. More...

Broadway One Way for Two Months

Due to the nature of the decorative raised-crosswalks for Broadway, a new traffic pattern will be established on Monday, July 25. More...

Portsmouth Republicans

The next Speaker of Interest Series sponsored by the Portsmouth Republicans is Thursday, July 21, at 7 p.m. More...

JYC Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club’s held the fifth race of its summer series on Tuesday, July 12. The following are the results for the race: More...

GEORGE DONNELLY SUNSET LEAGUE

The George Donnelly Sunset League derived its name because games used to begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at dusk. It is the oldest continuous amateur baseball league in the U S. All games are played at Cardines Field. More...

ALN Election Forums

Alliance For A Livable Newport is planning a full slate of activities to assist the Newport voting public in making informed voting decisions in the local elections this coming November. More...

CIAA Members Show and Opening

The Conanicut Island Arts Association will hold an opening reception for its summer show on Wednesday, July 20, from 6 - 8 p.m. at the Jamestown Community Center. More...

Ladies Night at the Bike Garage

It’s Ladies Night at the Bike Garage on Monday, July 18, from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. Be prepared to get a little greasy and talk about roadside maintenance and minor repair. This is a new program offered at Bike Newport’s 29 Spring St. More...

NEA Award

National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu has approved more than $82 million to fund local arts projects and partnerships in the NEA’s second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2016. More...

Marine Archaeology Training

The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP) will offer “Introduction to Marine Archaeology” on Saturday, July 16, from 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the Steamships Historical Society of America facility, 2500 Post Road, Warwick. More...

Thompson Basketball Camp, July 18-22

Boys and girls entering 4th through 8th grades are welcome to participate in the Thompson Middle School Basketball Camp from Monday, July 18 to Friday, July 22, 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. More...

Newport in Bloom

Competition Deadline

The 2016 Newport in Bloom Garden Competition entries must be submitted by Wednesday, July 20. Awards will be presented in each of the four residential districts for in-ground gardens and containers. More...

Gulls Host All-Stars

The Newport Gulls and Cardines Field will host the New England Collegiate Baseball League All-Star game on Sunday, July 17. Dozens of players will be coming for skills competition and a home run derby. Gates open at 1:30 p.m. More...

Municipal Court

Newport Municipal Court heard 27 cases on July 11, with Judge Russell Jackson presiding. They included 5 cases of open container/ drinking in public. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Sunday, July 3, through Sunday, July 10, the Newport Police Department responded to 1,042 calls. Of those, 123 were motor vehicle related; there were 74 motor vehicle violations issued and 49 accident reports. More...

NEWPORT GULLS

Watch America’s favorite pastime with the Gulls, Newport’s collegiate wooden bat league team, 401-845-6832. Home Games Begin at 6:35 p.m. More...

Multi-group Network Gathering

Join Newport Interactive Marketers network-learning group, Newport County Chamber Connections, the Public Relations Society of America, and the Rhode Island chapter of Advertising, Marketing, and Public Relations atop the Hotel Viking on Thursday, Ju More...

Be a Roll Model

Bike Safe Sessions are offered on Wednesdays at 5 p.m. at the Bike Newport garage, 29 Spring St. To ride in Newport means to share the road with cars and pedestrians. More...

July Diabetes Support Group Meeting

The monthly diabetes support group sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties will be held on Thursday, July 21, from 1 - 2 p.m. at the Edward King Senior Center. More...

Portsmouth Celebrates Anne Hutchinson

The newly-formed Anne Marbury Hutchinson Foundation seeks to talk to descendants of the local founding mother and national historical figure to verify their history and compare their genealogies.  More...

For What It’s Worth

Someone recently brought in an Aug. 13-19, 1956 copy of an Official USLTA Championships Program of the Newport Casino Invitation. It listed James H. More...