March 30, 2017 RSS feed / News Briefs

For What It’s Worth

Pictured is an object seldom in use today, a wax seal. The metal is silver but the purple stone is glass. It sold to a collector for $225. I asked how many seals they had in their collection? More...

Little League Registration

Newport Little League registration remains open for all divisions except the baseball majors. The deadline to register is Sunday, April 2 and can be done online at newportlittleleague.com.   More...

Alternative Breakers Visitor Center Forum

Friends of Newport Preservation will host a community forum, “The Landscape of The Breakers, Significance and Opportunities for Newport’s Most Important Gilded Age Landmark” on Friday, April 7 at the Elks Club Lodge. More...

Time to Go “Daffy”

All Newport merchants, restaurants and hospitality venues are encouraged to “Go Daffy.” The Newport Daffodil Days Festival is making available various marketing materials for businesses to promote as they show support for the fourth annua More...

‘From Slaves to Soldiers’

The Middletown Historical Society will host a talk by Robert Geake titled, “From Slaves to Soldiers: The 1st Rhode Island Regiment in the Revolutionary War” as part of its winter lecture series on Sunday, April 9, at 2 p.m. More...

Cal Ripken Skills Day

The Jamestown Baseball Association changed its skills assessment day to Saturday, April 8, for players ages 7-12 who did not play on a major league team last year. More...

Lifeguard Training and Re-certification

The Newport County YMCA will offer a Red Cross-sanctioned lifeguard training class during the April school vacation. Upon completion of all segments, participants will be certified in Waterfront/Pool Lifeguarding, CPR/AED PRO and First Aid. More...

Island Foghorns

The next meeting of the Island Foghorns Toastmasters Club is Thursday, April 6, 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...

Cliff Walk Closure

The Cliff Walk will be closed for the next month north of Ruggles Ave. for approximately 250 feet to install a new concrete walking surface, a concrete retaining wall and to make drainage improvements. More...

Pistol Safety Course

The Newport Rifle Club is offering a basic pistol firearms class on Saturday, April 8, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. at the club facility, Middletown. The class will emphasize safety and is geared toward people with little or no experience with handguns. More...