December 15, 2016 RSS feed / News Briefs

‘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...

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...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Dec. 5, through Sunday, Dec. 11, the Newport Police Department responded to 538 calls. More...

Lifeguard Training

The Newport County YMCA will offer a lifeguard training course over the Christmas holiday. The swim test will be given Friday, Dec. 23, at 6 p.m., with classes on Monday, Dec. 26, Wednesday, Dec. 28 and Friday, Dec. 30, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. More...

Giving Circles Grants

The Rhode Island Foundation is launching a new program to boost charitable giving in the Ocean State. More...

Wreaths Across America

Three hundred wreaths will be laid on gravesites of Newport’s veterans on Saturday, Dec. 17. If interested in helping, volunteers should meet at 11:30 a.m. at the burial site of Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, Island Cemetery, 30 Warner St. 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...

Roger Williams Scholarship

The Rhode Island Foundation is launching college scholarship fund honoring Roger Williams. The Roger Williams Initiative is the brainchild of philanthropists Letitia and John Carter. More...

For What It’s Worth

Band boxes were used to store light items of attire. The one pictured here dates from the early 19th century, and if in perfect condition would be quite valuable. More...

Diabetes Prevention

The Edward King House and Newport Health Equity Zone are offering a free, year-long diabetes prevention program beginning in January. Edward King House members and non-members are welcome.  More...

Acting Workshop

Using the Meisner technique, Nick King will lead a workshop on Tuesday, Dec. 20, from 7 - 9 p.m. at the Firehouse Theater. More...

SCI Warming Center Training Dec. 20

As the extreme winter weather approaches, Seamen’s Church Institute is preparing staff and volunteers to operate its 24-hour warming center for those in need.  A volunteer training session, led by Jimmy Winters, will be held on Tuesday, De More...