September 15, 2016 RSS feed / News Briefs

Well Owner Workshop

Learn how to protect your well water from pollution, the importance of regular testing, and proper well maintenance on Monday, Sept. 19, at 6 p.m. More...

Horse Association Meeting, Sept. 21

Members of the Aquidneck Island Horse Association will meet at the VFW Post in Tiverton on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at 6 p.m. The main agenda item will be planning for the next polo match at the Portsmouth polo grounds. More...

Witherbee Open House

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

Operation Stand Down Outreach

Local veterans are invited to Operation Stand Down’s annual outreach weekend Sept. 16 - 18. Those who want rides can call 401-383- 4730 and meet at the Operation Stand Down office at 164 Broadway. Events begin Friday at 7 a.m. More...

Navy 5K by the Bay

Registration is open for the Surface Navy Association 5K on Saturday, Oct. 29, at sna5k.org. There will also be a separate one-mile event for children ages 3-12. Costumes encouraged. Race will be timed by Racewire and held rain or shine.   More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Sunday, Sept. 4 through Sunday, Sept. 11, the Newport Police Department responded to 724 calls. Of those, 145 were motor vehicle related; there were 110 motor vehicle violations issued and 35 accident reports.  More...

Lighthouse Annual Meeting, Sept. 21

The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association will hold its annual meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 21, at the Jamestown Philomenian Library at 7 p.m. More...

Women’s Resource Center Madeleine Sail

The Women’s Resource Center, serving Newport and Bristol counties, is hosting a fundraising cocktail cruise aboard the 72-foot classic schooner Madeleine on Sunday, Sept. 18, from 6 -7:30 p.m.  More...

Youth and Adult Tennis Lessons

Newport Recreation is now accepting registrations for youth and adult tennis lessons.  The six-week session for boys and girls ages 4-13 runs from Sept. 17-Oct. 22. The instructor is Tina Schroeder of Elite Tennis Academy. More...

Swanhurst Invites New Members

Anyone interested in learning more about joining Swanhurst Chorus is invited to open rehearsals and registration on Wednesday, Sept. 21 or Sept. 28, at 7 p.m., at St. Lucy’s Church, 909 West Main Road, Middletown, with no obligation. 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...

Diabetes Prevention Lifestyle Coach Talk Tuesday Classes

Diabetes prevention program lifestyle coach Penny Fitch will lead a discussion on steps individuals can take to help prevent or delay the disease on Wednesday, Sept. 21, from 6:30-7:30 p.m. at Newport Hospital. More...

Techno Challenge: Bristlebots

A STEAM-inspired program, Techno Challenge: Bristlebots explores how to make a different kind of robot using a few simple supplies on Saturday, Sept. 17, 2-3 p.m. at the Middletown Public Library, 700 West Main Road. More...

Film Study Course

The Edward King House will be offering a four-week film study program on two different genres, science fiction and movie musicals through its Newport Circle of Scholars.The classes will be offered from 2 - 5 p.m. on Mondays, beginning Sept. 19. More...

‘Smart Island Series’

The options for communities and neighborhoods to benefit from local, clean, and efficient energy will be discussed at an energy forum on Thursday, Sept. 22, from 6-8 p.m. at Salve’s Pell Center. More...

Call for Harvest Fair Volunteers

The Norman Bird Sanctuary is calling all reliable, enthusiastic and cheerful volunteers for the 42nd annual Harvest Fair on Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Volunteers can sign up individually or as a team. More...

Rugby Match at Fort Adams on Sept. 17

The Newport RFC will face off against the Boston Irish Wolfhounds on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 1 p.m. at the Fort Adams sports fields for the Joseph “Jay” Kirwin Memorial Rugby Pitch. On Sept. More...

‘Frackhouse: Choose Your Path’

The Aquidneck Land Trust will host Art in Nature on Thursday, Sept. 29, from 5:30 - 7 p.m. at Paradise Valley Park, Middletown. Artist Dick Lynn will present his interactive installation titled “Frackhouse: Choose Your Path.”  More...

Portsmouth Republican BBQ

The Portsmouth Republican Town Committee will hold its annual chicken BBQ and fair on Saturday, Sept. 24, from 2-5 p.m., at the Glen Park Pavilion, Portsmouth. The event will include food, door prizes and a tag sale.  More...

Friends of the Waterfront Cruise

The Friends of the Waterfront is hosting its “Annual Sunset Inspection Cruise” aboard the Amazing Grace on Saturday, Sept. 24. The one-hour harbor ride will begin at 4:30 p.m., rain or shine.The cost is $20 per person. More...

Baby Steps Program

Baby Steps, a program for parents and caregivers of infants and children up to three years old, will hold its first session of the season on Saturday, Sept. 17, at 9:30 a.m. at the Florence Gray Center, 1 York St. More...

Advocacy Award

A group of concerned parents have come together to assist the Newport Public School with issues concerning children with special needs. More...

Free Pickleball Clinics

The Newport Recreation Department is offering free clinics at its new pickleball courts located in Hunter Park on Saturday Sept. 17 and 24. The program is designed to teach the pickleball basics to someone totally new to the game. More...

Sports Grant

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

For What It’s Worth

A friend brought in a yard sale find a couple of days ago. A framed silk picture: a tempera and printed picture of a beautiful woman in pristine condition. The original frame was silver leaf and oak. More...