July 28, 2016 RSS feed / News Briefs

Fools Fear to Tread

The 39th Annual Fools’ Rules Regatta will be held on Saturday, Aug. 13, on the Town Beach at East Ferry in Jamestown, with rain date the following day. More...

Be a Biking 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...

Books on the Beach

The Hadassah Rhode Island Chapter invites all members and friends to attend its annual author luncheon, Books on the Beach at OceanCliff on Tuesday, Aug. 9. Guests will hear two-award winning Jewish authors, B.A. More...

Municipal Court

Newport Municipal Court heard 44 cases on July 25, Judge Russell Jackson presiding. They included 12 cases of open container/drinking in public. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Sunday, July 17, through Sunday, July 24, the Newport Police Department responded to 765 calls. Of those, 110 were motor vehicle related; there were 68 motor vehicle violations issued and 42 accident reports. 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...

Reunions

Middletown High Clambake More...

Kiwanis Club Gift for Island Children

The Kiwanis Pediatric Trauma Kit, a child-sized ambulance equipment kit, was created to meet most on-scene emergency needs of children. More...

LivFit Program at Florence Gray

Cook Healthy, Live Healthy! is the mantra and mission of LivFit, which is being offered at the Florence Gray Center on Tuesdays at 5 p.m. An initiative of the Newport Health Equity Zone in partnership with the Martin Luther King, Jr. More...

New England Softball Club Tryouts

The New England Softball Club’s Team Synergy is holding tryouts for girls ages 10-14 at Portsmouth High School on Sunday, July 31, from noon-3 p.m. at the Portsmouth High School. More...

Summer Blood Drive

The Rhode Island Blood Center will be holding a blood drive at the Newport Marriott (Salon 4), Thursday, August 4, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. Driver’s license or other form of ID required. Go to ribc.org to make an appointment (Sponsor code: 3518). More...

Mad Hatter Soiree

The Association of Migraine Disorders is hosting its second annual Mad Hatter Soirée on Sunday, Aug. 7, from 4 -8 p.m. at Fort Adams, rain or shine. More...

For What It’s Worth

An email requested the value of a majolica cup and saucer. Late 19th century, unmarked, good condition. Could be French or Austro-Hungarian. Not really meant to be used, just a decorative example. Valued between $100 and $150. More...

Lady Hibernian of the Year

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians held a dinner to honor their 2016 Woman of the Year recipient, Terrie Champion Welford on July 29. Welford was chosen because of her outstanding contribution to the ladies, organization. More...

Free Anniversary Concert at Bailey T’s

Bailey T’s Resortwear will present a free band concert at Long Wharf Mall on Monday, Aug. 8, at 6:30 p.m., featuring the Newport Community Band under the direction of Peter Davis. More...

Community Prayer

The impromptu prayer meeting in front of Newport City Hall was a response to the national shootings in early July. More...

Rec Department Tennis Tournaments

The Newport Recreation Department will begin its late summer/fall tennis tournaments on Saturday, Aug. 20 with men’s and women’s singles open. Tournaments continue on Saturdays through Sept. More...

Tennis Anyone?

BankNewport hosted a tennis clinic for youth from the MLK Community Center. 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.  Friday, July 29 vs Mystic Wednesday, Aug. 3 Playoffs begin   More...

VFW Meeting

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5392 will hold its next meeting on Sunday, Aug. 21, at 11 a.m. at the Post Headquarters, Shove Street, Tiverton. Interested parties are welcome to attend. More...

Speech Club Invites New Members

If you ever wanted to improve your public speaking and leadership skills and gain confidence in front of an audience, the Island Foghorns Toastmasters Club invites you to any of their meetings to learn how.  More...

New Water Stations

The Greenlove Foundation, which on a mission to install water bottle filling stations around Aquidneck Island, installed one last week at Fort Adams, in time for the Jazz and Folk Festivals. More...

New Director of Primary Care

Newport Hospital has announced that Stephanie Maryeski, M.D., has joined the hospital medical staff as Director of Primary Care.  More...