September 1, 2016 RSS feed / News Briefs

Sprucing Up

The Edward King House will be closed for maintenance until Monday, Sept. 5, and will re-open on Sept. 6. The Newport Circle of Scholars meet the instructor night is still scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 14, at 6 p.m. More...

Inspirational Donation

Inspired by the campaign to save the Opera House Theater, a historic painting by Henry Gifford, “Sloop Approaching a Full Rigged Ship,“ has been donated by Bonnie Watson Kniskern to help raise funds for the theater. More...

Fitness for Function

The Newport Hospital is offering a Fitness for Function exercise program for people who would like to exercise in a safe environment with trained leaders. The program begins Wednesday, Sept. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Sunday, Aug. 21 through Sunday, Aug. 28, the Newport Police Department responded to 780 calls. Of those, 157 were motor vehicle related; there were 116 motor vehicle violations issued and 41 accident reports. More...

‘The Studio’ Auditions

An open call is going out to men and women of all ages to audition for “Love Letters.” The performance is set for early November, followed by Rhode Island playwright David Christner’s script, “Red Hot Mamas.” More...

Elks Lodge Lobster Boil and Steak Fry

The Newport Elks Lodge #104 will hold its annual Labor Day lobster boil and steak fry on Sunday, Sept. 4 from 2-6 p.m.  More...

NUWC Luncheon

The NUWC retirees luncheon will be held at McGovern’s Restaurant in the Laurel Room, on Wednesday, Sept. 7, at noon. The cost to attend is $17 per person. Reservations are not required. More...

Caring for Your Woods

A workshop on small scale forestry concepts and practices will be presented on Thursday, Sept. 8, from 5:30-8 p.m. at Greenvale Vineyards, 582 Wapping Road, Portsmouth. More...

Cruise Ships

Cruise ship visitors from the Star line will be arriving at Fort Adams on Sept. 1 and 8. A Blount boat will arrive Sept. 6. A Norwegian cruise liner will debark guests Sept. 9 at Perrotti Park.   More...

Star Kids Ride

Run or walk a 3K or 5K, or bike your choice of routes from 3 to 45 miles on Sunday, Sept. 11, to benefit the Star Kids Scholarship Program. To register, visit starride.net.   More...

Rec Department Tennis Tournaments

The Newport Recreation Department late summer/fall tennis tournaments continue on Saturday, Sept. 10, with the 60 years and better Men’s Doubles. On Sept. 17 is the “100 years total combined ages” mixed doubles. More...

JYC Results

The Jamestown Yacht Club held the first race of its fall series on Tuesday, Aug. 30. The following are the results for the race: More...

Paralympics Sailing Preview

Sept. 7 will see athletes from across the world unite in Rio for the 2016 Summer Paralympics. During the six days of sailing competition, scheduled to be raced on Sept. 12-17 in Guanabara Bay, sailors from across the U.S. More...

For What It’s Worth

The photo, recently emailed, shows a wine cooler; unusual because it dates from the late 19th century. It is American, by Rogers Silver Co., Meridian, Connecticut. More...

New Season for Choir School Beginning

The Choir School of Newport County is seeking new child singers between the ages of 4 to 15. No prior training or experience is expected or required and children of any religious affiliation, or no affiliation, are welcome.  More...

Arts Funding Talk

Rep. Lauren Carson will hold a constituent meeting dedicated to the arts on Wednesday, Sept. 7, from 6-7:30 p.m. at the Newport Art Museum. More...

New Voices Welcome

The Jamestown Community Chorus invites singers of all ages and all voice ranges to join them for its upcoming concert season. Formal auditions and prior choral experience are not required. More...

CNA Training

A Health Care Certified Nursing Assistant job skills training program is being offered for Newport County residents in October by East Bay Skills Alliance, a program of East Bay Community Action Program.  More...