December 8, 2016 RSS feed / News Briefs

$1 Million Grant for Historical Society

The Newport Historical Society announced that it has received a $1 million grant, the largest single grant the NHS has ever received, from the Alletta Morris McBean Charitable Trust. More...

College Continuation Scholarship

The NAACP Newport County Branch is announcing the Ermino P. Lisbon Annual Scholarship. The scholarship has been established to assist Newport County resident students who are already in college and are in need of additional financial aid. More...

Tinney Family Arts Scholarship

The Arts and Cultural Alliance of Newport County is offering the Tinney Family Arts Scholarship of $2,000 in memory of the Tinney family. The Tinney family is best known for building a Gold Coronation Coach that was designed by Donald Tinney in 1966. More...

For What It’s Worth

Found in a book, recently brought in by a local is the pictured document. It reads: “Newport Nov. 12, 1845. Received of Mrs. Powell Five dollars in full for rent of pew in Trinity Church to this date.” signed by L. B. Collins and R. R. More...

Boatbuilding Talk

IYRS Senior Instructor Warren Barker will present a talk “Boatbuilding at IYRS” on Wednesday, Dec. 14, at 7 p.m. in the Mariners’ Lounge of the Seamen’s Church Institute as part of SCI’s ongoing monthly speaker series. More...

Animal Tracking Class

The topic for the next Friends of Ballard Park’s homeschool class is on animal tracking. The program, geared for 7- to 12-year-olds. will be held on Wednesday, Dec. 14, from 1 - 2:30 p.m. More...

Catalyzing Newport Launches Sensory Week

Dec 12 – 16 is declared “Newport Sensory Week” by Dr. Estevan Rael- Gálvez who will be visiting Newport as a part of Catalyzing Newport’s residency program. More...

VFW Meeting

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5392 will hold its next meeting on Sunday, Dec. 18, at 11 a.m. at the Post Headquarters on Shove Street, Tiverton. The main agenda item will be planning the New Years Eve party. More...

McCarthy Sports Grant

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

Island Foghorns

The next meeting of the Island Foghorns Toastmasters Club is Thursday, Dec. 15, 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 Police Log

During the period from Monday, Nov. 28, through Sunday, Dec. 4, the Newport Police Department responded to 630 calls. More...

Winter Road Closure

The gates to Hazard Road have been closed and locked for the winter season per city ordinance which calls for the road to be closed to vehicular traffic from Dec. 1 through March 31 of each year. More...

Economic Update Luncheon

A discussion on the impact of the arts will be hosted by the Newport County Chamber of Commerce on Monday, Dec. 12, from noon-2 p.m. at the Newport Art Museum. More...

‘Heat It Up for Housing’

Dance, have fun, and help those in need at the Zumbathon® to benefit the Housing Hotline on Friday, Dec. 16, from 6:30 - 9 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club/Florence Gray Center. More...

Girls Basketball

The Newport Recreation Department still has some openings for its girl’s basketball league, with play on Saturdays at the Hut. Practices begin Dec. 10 for girls in grades 4, 5 and beginner 6. Jan. 7 is the start for girls in grades 2 and 3. More...

Museum’s Annual Show Call for Entries

The Newport Art Museum will be accepting work Jan. 20 - 22 for the 30th annual Newport Members’ Juried Exhibition. Artists submitting to the exhibition may pre-register and pre-pay entry fees at newportartmuseum.org.  More...