August 4, 2016 RSS feed / News Briefs

Rock the Docks

Seamen’s Church Institute will be hosting its 10th annual Rock the Docks fundraiser Sunday, Aug. 14 from 6 - 9 p.m. at the Newport Shipyard. The evening will include a lobster dinner, raw bar, open bar and steel drum band. More...

Bird Ball

On Saturday, Aug. 20, the Norman Bird Sanctuary will host its annual Bird Ball. The event will be held at Third Beach with entrance at Peabody’s Beach. Festivities begin at 7 p.m. with a cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception. More...

Boat Traffic Closure

On Saturday, Aug. 13, portions of the East Passage of Narragansett Bay between Gould Island and Conanicut (Jamestown), and extending to Pell Newport Bridge, will be temporarily closed to vessel traffic for the Save The Bay Swim. More...

Tour de Newport

Newport County Community Mental Health Center has begun its online registration for the annual Tour de Newport on Sunday, Sept. 25. More...

Calling All Beach Idol Hopefuls

Thursday, Aug. 4 and 11 will be the last call for Beach Idol contestants. Youth from ages 6 to 16 are invited to the stage to sing following the Children’s Night performances. On Tuesday, Aug. 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...

Rogers High Athletic Orientation Aug. 9

Rogers High School will hold an athletic orientation evening on Tuesday, Aug. 9 at 7 p.m. in the auditorium. More...

VJ Day Celebrated

Due to the Monday, Aug. 8, Victory Day holiday, state and municipal offices will be closed. However, there will be regular mail delivery. More...

Green Thumbs Welcome

Prospective new members are invited to the Garden Club of Middletown’s next meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 9, at 12:30 p.m. at the Church of the Holy Cross, corner of Oliphant Lane and West Main Road, Middletown. More...

School Committee 101

The public is invited to attend a workshop/training session scheduled for all current School Committee members and 2016 School Committee candidates from 5-7 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 11. More...

Opera House Theater Open for Viewing

The Newport Opera House Theater and Performing Arts Center is holding two open houses in a week for the public to see the ongoing progress made in renovating and restoring the historic 1867 building at 11 Touro St. More...

‘Shamrocks & Seashells’

The annual benefit for the Museum of Newport Irish History’s Interpretive Center, “Shamrocks & Seashells,” will be held Saturday, Aug. 20, at 6:30 p.m. at Easton’s Beach Rotunda Ballroom. More...

Newport Schools Join National Reading Campaign

In a concerted effort to help move the city’s younger schoolchildren forward on the path to early reading proficiency, the Newport School Department has joined the Campaign for Grade-Level Reading (GLR), a national movement to enhance literacy. More...

Municipal Court

Newport Municipal Court heard heard 29 cases on Aug. 1, Judge Russell Jackson presiding. They included 10 cases of open container/ drinking in public. More...

Witherbee School Open House

The Middletown Historical Society invites the public to an era gone by. Witherbee is a fully restored one room schoolhouse on the Historic Registry. 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...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Sunday, July 24, through Sunday, July 31, the Newport Police Department responded to 760 calls. Of those, 149 were motor vehicle related; there were 103 motor vehicle violations issued and 46 accident reports. More...

NEWPORT GULLS

Watch America’s favorite pastime with the Gulls,  Newport’s collegiate wooden bat league team,  401-845-6832.  NECBL Quarterfinal Playoffs  Thursday, August 4 @ Rogers Park in Danbury, Conn.-6:30 p.m. More...

Renaissance Art Talk

On Gallery Night, Peter Arguimbau, owner, Mariner Gallery will be giving a short art lecture on Thursday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m. 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...

Brain Injury Support Group

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

R.I. Foundation Grants for Visual Artists

Rhode Island visual artists who dream of spending a year working on their craft have until Aug. 18 to apply for $25,000 fellowships from the Rhode Island Foundation. More...

JYC Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the seventh race of its summer series was held on Tuesday, Aug. 2. The following are the results for the race (note there are protests pending):  More...

For What It’s Worth

A local Newporter brought in a framed letter signed “King George V” dated 1918 written on Buckingham Palace stationery. The king wrote many such letters during and after the war to servicemen coming home. More...