December 1, 2016 RSS feed / News Briefs

Newport Coffee Cup Project Fundraiser

Do you know a senior on Aquidneck Island who needs a ride to the grocery store or a doctor appointment or just wants to get out for a cup of coffee? The Newport Coffee Cup Project, started by Karen Recore, may be a solution. More...

Open Door: Holiday Edition

Community Connections offers free activities and caring support for those experiencing grief. Together the group will address cards, wrap gifts, create memorial ornaments and create a holiday plan that works for you. More...

Jamestown Tree Lighting

Meet at East Ferry Landing for a tree lighting on Saturday, Dec. 3, at 5:30 p.m. The Jamestown School Band will perform and Boy Scouts will have a campfire going.   More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Nov. 21, through Sunday, Nov. 27, the Newport Police Department responded to 477 calls. More...

For What It’s Worth

Shown is a 78 rpm record produced by Vogue Picture Record Co. These picture records are not common and are collectible, with this example valued between $40 to $60. Condition is important. Brought in by a local collector. More...

Portsmouth Grief Support, Dec. 8

Grief is hard, but there is help. Come share with others in a safe and supportive environment on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 1:30-3 p.m. at Connors, 55 West Main Road, Portsmouth. The group is facilitated by Hope Hospice & Palliative Care.   More...

ALT Art Contest Ready for Viewing

The Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) art contest drawings are on its Facebook page and ready for “likes.” Three student winners will be chosen by grade: K – 4; 5 – 8; and; 9 – 12. More...

Doorway Contest

Christmas in Newport is sponsoring its annual Newport Doorway Contest again this year. The categories for judging are residential, restaurant, bed and breakfast and commercial. The deadline to register is Thursday, Dec. More...

Christmas Run/Walk

On Sunday, Dec. 11, a Christmas Run/Walk will be held at Rogers High School. All proceeds will benefit the Tomorrow Fund (for children with cancer). More...

Make Merry Workshop

Willa from Little Bitte Artisanal Cocktails will team up with Jill from Studio Choo East Florist at The Tavern on Broadway for an evening of creative merrymaking on Tuesday, Dec. 6. More...

On the Move

Bike Newport has moved to 62 Broadway. In addition to downtown activities, the Bike Garage at Rogers High School and activities at the Florence Gray Center are still in full swing. Visit bikenewportri.org for all their programs.   More...

Cluny Tree and Wreath Sale Dec. 3 and 4

A two-day sale of Christmas trees and wreaths to benefit Cluny School, Newport’s only Catholic elementary school, will be held Saturday, Dec. 3, and Sunday, Dec. More...

Clean Water Forum

An overview of Aquidneck Island’s waters and watersheds will be presented on Thursday, Dec. 8, at a public forum on clean water, hosted by the Island Waters partnership of local organizations and island municipalities. More...

College Continuation Scholarship

The NAACP Newport County Branch is announcing the Ermino P. Lisbon Annual Scholarship. More...

Clothing Closet

With the cold winter months arriving, the Seamen’s Church Institute is preparing its clothing closet to best serve the needs of our community. More...

Diabetes Support Group

The monthly diabetes support group sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties will be held on Thursday, Dec. 8, from 1-2 p.m. More...