September 8, 2016 RSS feed / News Briefs

Hot Wheels for Newport Hospital

The Audrain Auto Museum is lending a rare 2013 Ferrari 458 Spyder to serve as the pace car for Newport Hospital’s upcoming “Fall into Fitness” 5K race/walk and kids’ fun run, to be held Sunday, Sept. 18. More...

Y Swim Team Fundraiser

The Newport County YMCA Wahoos swim team will be holding a clam boil fundraiser on Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Bristol Train of Artillery at 6 p.m. Tickets are $25 for an adult ticket and $5 for a children’s hot dog meal. More...

Potter Pet U

The Potter League for Animals is hosting its monthly lecture series, Potter Pet University, on being a caretaker for rabbits. Bunny 101 will be presented on Wednesday, Sept. 14, from 6-7 p.m. by Jennifer Sears of Sweet Binks Rabbit Rescue. More...

Sunset & Sequins

In celebration of National Ballroom Dance Week, a black tie ballroom dance gala, Sunset & Sequins, will be held Thursday, Sept. 22, from 6-10 p.m. at the Rotunda Ballroom at Easton’s Beach. More...

Bereavement Support Group

A weekly bereavement support group, Building Bridges, is being offered on six Tuesdays starting Sept. 13, from 4:30-6 p.m. at the Visiting Nurse Services’ Portsmouth office, 1184 East Main Road. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Sunday, Aug. 28 through Sunday, Sept. 4, the Newport Police Department responded to 794 calls. Of those, 102 were motor vehicle related; there were 68 motor vehicle violations issued and 34 accident reports.  More...

Public Speaking Group Seeks Members

Island Foghorns, the local chapter of the national Toastmasters group, meets twice a month to improve public speaking skills.  More...

Home School Classes at Ballard Park

Friends of Ballard Park is accepting registrations for its fall home school program. Classes are an hour and a half long and will feature hands-on activities focusing on the natural elements found in Ballard Park. More...

Annual Tour de Newport Sept. 25

Online registration is open for the annual Tour de Newport on Sunday, Sept. 25. Riders can choose from 10, 25 and 45-mile routes which will start and end at Rogers High School. The cost is $30 per rider, day of is $40 per rider. More...

Repurposing Your Wardrobe

Learn some decorative hand stitches to embellish and up style a pair of pants, in a boho kind of way on a pocket or side pant leg, or give a favorite jacket a facelift by adding trims, buttons, or charms. More...

Tree Mapping Mob

Join the staff of The Newport Arboretum and head out to map Newport’s urban forest on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 10 a.m. Explore the thousands of trees already in Newport’s tree mapping app, learn tree identification, and have fun. More...

Blue Cross Medicare Seminar Offered

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island is hosting a free informational seminar Tuesday, Sept. 13, at 1 p.m. More...

The Navy’s Newest to Visit Newport

The Navy’s newest and most technologically advanced surface ship, USS Zumwalt (DDG 1000) is scheduled to arrive in Newport, Thursday, Sept. 8, for a port visit. More...

Subvets Meeting

The Rhode Island Base of the United States Submarine Veterans will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Sept. 15, at the R.I. Aviation Hall of Fame building (formerly USS Saratoga Museum Foundation), 6854 Post Road, North Kingstown. More...

Witherbee School Open House

The Middletown Historical Society will be opening Witherbee School for the last time this summer on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 2 - 4 p.m. More...

Nutcracker Auditions

Island Moving Co. will hold auditions for children’s roles in its holiday production “Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff,” on Saturday, Sept. 17, at Island Moving Co.’s studios, 3 Charles St. Auditions will be at 1:30 p.m. More...

Presidential Teaching Award for Newporter

Newport resident Anthony Borgueta, a teacher at Barrington Middle School, has received the Presidential Award for Excellence in Mathematics and Science Teaching and is traveling to Washington, D.C., this week to accept the award.   More...

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

The U.S. Naval War College (NWC) will hold a remembrance ceremony to commemorate the 15th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks at noon, Friday, Sept. 9. More...

Sports Grant

The Michael E. McCarthy Youth Sports Grant is now accepting applications for the fall cycle. More...

Newport Parkinson’s Support Group

The next meeting of the Newport Parkinson’s Support Group is Saturday, Sept. 17, at 10 a.m. at Newport Hospital. Patients and/or caregivers are welcome to attend. More...

For What It’s Worth

The Brimfield antiques fair seems to be on a steady decline. The last show of the year offered a very low end mix of retro, reproductions and overpriced mediocre objects. Went Tuesday and at least it didn’t rain! More...

Medline Workshop

Learn how to use the National Institute of Health’s free MedlinePlus website. Lifespan Medical Librarian Barbara Davis will be at the Newport Public Library on Thursday, Sept. 15, at 6 p.m. More...

Pups and Pompoms

The New England Patriots Cheerleaders will pose for photos and autograph posters and copies of the 2017 New England Patriots Cheerleader Swimsuit Calendar on Thursday, Sept. 15, at Hotel Viking, from 6 – 8 p.m. More...

AARP Meeting

The Newport Chapter of AARP will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Sept. 19, at 1:30 p.m. at Fenner Hall on Fenner Ave., Newport. New members are asked to arrive a few minutes early and bring their national AARP membership.  More...

Brain Injury Support Group

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

Ballet Auditions

Rhode Island’s ballet theatre (RIbt), a nonprofit pre-professional training company, will be holding open auditions at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 12, at RI Ballet Arts Academy, North Kingstown. More...

VFW Meeting

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5392 will hold its next meeting on Sunday, Sept. 18, at 11 a.m. at the Post headquarters, Shove Street, Tiverton. Interested parties are welcome to attend. More...