March 16, 2017 RSS feed / News Briefs

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Margit Baum Fund Scholarship   More...

For What It’s Worth

Pictured is a small Persian carpet circa 1925 of an American flag and eagle. Not an item that would be made in Iran today. Sold to a local collector of oriental carpets, the finest quality of weaving brought a sale price of $1,500. More...

Rogers Boosters Club Annual Fundraiser

The Rogers Boosters Club annual fundraiser to support Scholar-Athletes will be held on Friday, March 24 at 7 p.m. Hors d’oeuvres and cocktails will be served at the Leys/Corcoran home, 57 Ruggles Ave. Donations will be accepted at the door. More...

Women Veterans Meeting

Women veterans will have the opportunity to learn about their benefits and meet other female veterans on Wednesday, March 22, from 5:30-7 p.m., and on Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at the Vet Center in Warwick. More...

Little League Tryouts

The Newport Little League will hold tryouts on Saturday, March 18, from 9 a.m.- 1:30 p.m. at Thompson Middle School for players ages 7-12. To register and for more information, visit newportlittleleague.com. Scholarships are available.   More...

Sock Drive for the Homeless

A Comfort Socks Drive is being held through Sunday, March 19. Comfort Socks is a charitable organization that collects and distributes new socks to homeless across the country. There will be a dropoff box at 84 Bliss Road, Newport. More...

AARP Monthly Meeting

The Newport Chapter of AARP #207 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, March 20, at 1:30 p.m. at Fenner Hall in Newport. More...

Lyme Support Group

The next meeting of the Lyme Support Group is Thursday, March 23, at 6 p.m. at their new venue at the United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown. For more information, contact Jane at lymenewport@gmail.com.   More...

Baby Steps Program

Baby Steps, a program for parents and caregivers of infants and children up to three years old, will hold its next session on Saturday, March 18, at 9:30 a.m. at the Florence Gray Center, 1 York St. The focus this month is positive parenting. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, March 6 through Monday, March 10, the Newport Police Department responded to 692 calls. Of those, 139 were motor vehicle related; there were 106 motor vehicle violations issued and 33 accident reports. More...

ALT Community Grant Deadline April 3

The Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) is accepting applications until Monday, April 3 for grants from the Merritt Neighborhood Fund, which supports the preservation of small parks, playgrounds, community gardens and other natural spaces on Aquidneck Island. More...

Rep. Edwards to Talk on Legislative Issues

Rep. John Edwards, D-Portsmouth, will answer questions on a variety of issues on Thursday, March 23, at 8 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 21, Middletown. Rep. More...

Diabetes Self- Management

A diabetes self-management class will be held on Friday, March 17, at 1 p.m. at the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center. More...

Newport Pre-K Fair

Newport Public Schools will hold its annual Pre-K Fair on Saturday, March 25, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Pell School. More...

“Know Your Rights” Talk

Steve Brown, executive director of the American Civil Liberties Union of Rhode Island, will give a talk titled, “Know Your Rights,” on Monday, March 27, at 6:30 p.m. at the Jamestown Public Library. More...

Spruce Acres Challenge Grant

The Aquidneck Land Trust has announced the creation of a $100,000 challenge grant to purchase Spruce Acres Farm, a 22.8- acre property on the Middletown/ Portsmouth line that ALT hopes to permanently conserve as public open space. More...

Marine Trades Career Day at IYRS

The International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) and the Rhode Island Marine Trades Association will host the annual Marine & Composites Industry Career Day on Saturday, March 18, at 10 a.m. at the IYRS campus, 449 Thames St.  More...