November 10, 2016 RSS feed / News Briefs

‘Beyond the Velvet Rope’

The Newport Opera House Theater and Performing Arts Center is holding a special event on Friday, Nov. More...

NBS Annual Meeting

The Norman Bird Sanctuary will hold its annual meeting and volunteer appreciation evening at Newport Vineyards on Wednesday, Nov. 16. More...

FOP Christmas Appeal

Newport Police Department FOP Lodge 8 is currently accepting cash donations and donations of new, unused toys for its annual Christmas basket drive. In years past, more than 50 baskets have been delivered to Newport families in need. More...

VFW Meeting

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5392 will hold its next meeting on Sunday, Nov. 20, at 11 a.m. More...

Santa Hustle 5K Race

Don’t be a Grinch, register to participate in Newport’s first Santa Hustle 5K and half marathon set for Sunday, Nov. 20. The 5K and half marathon run/walk will begin and end at Easton’s Beach; start time is 7 a.m. More...

Arthur Curtiss James and Swiss Village

A talk on Arthur Curtiss James and the Swiss Village will be presented on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 7 p.m. More...

Bell Ringers Needed

The Salvation Army is looking for volunteers as bell ringers for its annual Christmas Kettle Campaign, Nov. 21 through Dec. 24. Volunteers will take two-hour shifts at the local Stop & Shops, Shaw’s, and Walmart. More...

Co-parenting During the Holidays

Portsmouth Free Public Library will host a lecture by Terry Gaspard, MSW, LICSW, on co-parenting during the holidays on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 6:30 p.m. One of the toughest times of year for family members following divorce is the holiday season. More...

Island Foghorns

The next meeting of the Island Foghorns Toastmasters Club is Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Middletown Police Station from 5:30-7 p.m. The public is welcome to hear speeches given by members or to speak themselves. More...

Newport Parkinson’s Support Group

The next meeting of the Newport Parkinson’s Support Group is Saturday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m. at Newport Hospital. Patients and/or caregivers are welcome to attend. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Sunday, Oct. 30, through Sunday, Nov. 6, the Newport Police Department responded to 538 calls. Of those, 102 were motor vehicle related; there were 89 motor vehicle violations issued and 13 accident reports. More...

Still Time for Citrus

The Newport Rotary Club is placing its annual order for Florida citrus. The citrus sale is one of the group’s major fundraisers, which supports local community programs, local scholarships, and other charitable projects. More...

Subvets Meeting

The Rhode Island Base of the United States Submarine Veterans will hold its monthly meeting on Thursday, Nov. 17, at the R.I. Aviation Hall of Fame building (formerly USS Saratoga Museum Foundation), 6854 Post Road, North Kingstown. More...

Mosaic Club Meeting

The next meeting of the Mosaic Club of Newport County will be Thursday, Nov. 17, at the Newport Mainstay. The dinner meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. The guest speaker will be Ryan Belmore of What’s Up Newport. More...

SCI Annual Meeting

The Seamen’s Church Institute’s board of directors and staff invite the public to SCI’s annual meeting on Monday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. More...

Medicare Open Enrollment

Through the State Health Insurance Program (SHIP), Medicare-eligible residents of Newport County can receive free, unbiased counseling on Monday, Nov. 14, at 9 a.m. at Child & Family’s offices, 31 John Clarke Road, Middletown. More...

National Hospice Awareness Month

As part of National Hospice Awareness Month, Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties is offering free workshops during November to civic groups, churches, senior groups and others about hospice. More...

Survivors of Suicide

The third annual Newport International Survivors of Suicide Loss Day event will be held on Saturday, Nov. 19, at the Newport Public Library from 1- 5 p.m.  More...

Dinner and Dancing at Elks

The Newport Elks Lodge is holding a dinner-dance fundraiser on Friday, Nov. 18. Proceeds from the event will benefit local Elks Lodge charities. Doors open at 5 p.m. Dinner includes salad, three entree options, and dessert. More...

Microchip Clinic

The Potter League is offering a microchip clinic for dogs and cats on Saturday, Nov. 19, from 2-4 p.m. at the Potter League for Animals. The microchips will be administered by Dr. Margaret Levy. More...

Lyme Support Group

The next monthly meeting of the Lyme Support Group will be on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m. at the Newport Elk’s Lodge, 141 Pelham St. Senate President Teresa Paiva- Weed is expected to be a guest. More...

VFW Friday Fish Fry

The VFW Post 4487 holds a weekly fish fry on Fridays from 4-7 p.m. at the Post home, 51 Underwood Lane, Middletown. Eat in or take out. Call the Post at 401-847-0102; orders ready in 15 minutes or less. Funds generated benefit R.I. More...

For What It’s Worth

Pictured is a small daguerreotype from the mid-19th century. Modestly valued between $25 and $35. Serious collectors prefer larger examples; outdoor views; civil war soldiers and famous people. More...