August 11, 2016 RSS feed / News Briefs

Beach Idol Finale and Bonfire Aug. 16

Emilie Martin, of Portsmouth, was the fourth week Beach Idol winner. The last night of competition is Aug. 11. On Tuesday, Aug. More...

Women’s Resource Center Jazz Event

The Women’s Resource Center, serving Newport and Bristol counties, will hold a fundraising “Jazz & Wine Tasting” event on Sunday, Aug. 21, from 2 - 5 p.m. at 24 Maple Road, Warren. More...

Urban Bioswale and Bicycle Racks Coming

The installation of the raised and non-raised block crosswalks is in full swing. Two crosswalks have bricks completed and it is anticipated that the remainder of the east side will be completed by the end of next week.  More...

Island Foghorns

The next meeting of the Island Foghorns Toastmasters Club is Thursday, Aug. 18, at 5:15 p.m. at the Middletown Police Station. More...

Blue Cross Medicare Seminar Offered

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

Newport Parkinson’s Support Group

The next meeting of the Newport Parkinson’s Support Group is Saturday, Aug. 20, at 10 a.m. at Newport Hospital. Patients and/or caregivers are welcome to attend. More...

Subvets Meeting

The Rhode Island Base of the United States Submarine Veterans will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Aug. 18, at the R.I. Aviation Hall of Fame building (formerly USS Saratoga Museum Foundation), 6854 Post Road, North Kingstown. More...

Green Drinks

A statewide Green Drinks event will be taking place on Thursday, Aug. 18, hosted by Clean Ocean Access and Easton’s Point Pub. The Newport and Providence Green Drinks chapters will be getting together at 5 p.m. More...

For What It’s Worth

At a recent house call, a lady brought out her grandmother’s small Russian dolls marked under the skirt “Made in the Soviet Union” circa 1920-25. These are early examples of Soviet folk works. More...

‘Under the Petticoats’ at Founders Day

Have you ever wondered about the day-to-day lives of our Colonial ancestors? Were the good old days really that good? Exactly how did one use a chamber pot? How many skirts did one woman wear at a time? How often did they bathe?  More...

‘Working Cities’ Grant

Newport is among seven Rhode Island cities and towns to have been awarded a “Working City” design grant to further initiatives on behalf of low-to-moderate income residents. More...

JYC Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the eigth race of its summer series on Tuesday, Aug. 9. The following are the results for the race: More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Sunday, July 24, through Sunday, July 31, the Newport Police Department responded to 713 calls. Of those, 139 were motor vehicle related; there were 103 motor vehicle violations issued and 36 accident reports. More...

Jamestown Theatre Auditions

The Jamestown Community Theatre will hold auditions on Sunday, Aug. 21, for its fall show, “Seussical.”  The show is based on the works of Dr. More...

Aquidneck Horse Association

Members of the Aquidneck Island Horse Association will hold a meeting and cookout on Wednesday, Aug. 17. If interested in attending, contact Carol at 401- 635-8522 or Richard at 508-672-7500 for meeting location. More...

Civic Chorale Auditions

The Rhode Island Civic Chorale & Orchestra will hold new singer auditions for its 2016-2017 concert season, and 60th anniversary on Wednesday, Aug. 24, and Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Providence Presbyterian Church, 500 Hope St. More...

Lyme Support Group

The next Lyme Support Group meeting will be Thursday, Aug. 18, at 6 p.m., at Harbor House, 111 Washington St. (between Van Zandt and Battery). For questions or more information, contact Jane at lymenewport@gmail.com.   More...

Coastal Cleanup Training Aug. 23

Save The Bay is recruiting volunteers to serve as site leaders for its 2016 International Coastal Cleanup. More...

Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Trip

A trip to the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum and Quincy Market is planned for Wednesday, Aug. 17, by the Edward King House Senior Center. Seats are still available and must be filled to make this trip possible. More...