April 13, 2017 RSS feed / News Briefs

For What It’s Worth

A couple who recently purchased a home in Newport brought in a ceramic tile from one of their fireplaces, inquiring about its age and value. More...

Hibernian Scholarship

The Newport Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians is awarding a $1,000 scholarship to a female student attending a Catholic high school in Rhode Island or Massachusetts who is entering the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade. More...

Celebrate May Day

The Newport Hospital Auxiliary will hold its annual fashion show on Monday, May 1, at the Atlantic Resort. The latest designs from Newport’s Chicos and White House/Black Market will be modeled. More...

Newport Yacht Club Frostbite Series Final

For the last day of the Newport Yacht Club’s frostbite 2017 racing season, Sunday, April 9, 28 sailors took to the water to compete one final time. The day was sunny and mild, with winds fairly strong at 15 to 20 knots out of the south-west. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, April 3 through Monday, April 10, the Newport Police Department responded to 541 calls. Of those, 125 were motor vehicle related; there were 97 motor vehicle violations issued and 28 accident reports. More...

‘It Takes an Island’

A fundraiser to benefit the children of Rhode Island will be held on Saturday, April 22, at 7 p.m. at the Vasco da Gama Hall. The Ravers and Rebel Underground will provide live music. Food will be served, with a cash bar. More...

Lyme Support Group

The next meeting of the Lyme Support Group is Thursday, April 20, at 6 p.m. at the United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown. Parking lot can be accessed from Valley or Green End Avenue. More...

Honoring Special Olympics

The Newport County YMCA will present its Special Olympics team with the “Leadership Award for Excellence” on Tuesday, April 25, at 7:30 a.m. at the Reach Out For Youth Breakfast. More...

Lifeguard Class

Get a jump on a summer job with the Newport County YMCA’s lifeguard training class. The swim test will be held on Friday, April 14, at 6 p.m. Class resumes on April 18, 19 and 21, from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Space is limited. More...

AARP Monthly Meeting

The Newport Chapter of AARP #207 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, April 17, at 1:30 p.m. at Fenner Hall. Miki Ohlsen, artistic director of the Island Moving Company, will be the featured speaker. More...

Rotary Scholarships

The Rotary Club of Newport is offering three scholarships to Rogers High School students graduating this June.  More...

VFW Scholarship

High school seniors in Newport County who have an immediate family member in the military are eligible to apply for a VFW Post 4487 scholarship. For information, call Rosemary Williams at 401-683-2692 by April 25. More...

Foghorns Open House

The Island Foghorns Toastmasters will hold its annual Open House and new-members meeting on Thursday, April 20, from 5:15-7 p.m. at the Middletown Police Station. The Island Foghorns help to boost self-confidence and improve public speaking. More...

Fill the Freezer for Florence

Representatives from Channing Memorial Church recently donated eight coolers full of meat to “Fill the Freezer for Florence.” Included were chicken, pork, beef, hamburger, bacon, sausage, hot dogs and cheese. More...

Ocean Frontiers Film

See rare underwater footage of marine life from Virginia to Maine, and hear from a range of people who are leading the way to a sustainable and thriving ocean at the free screening of “Ocean Frontiers III: Leaders in Ocean Stewardship and the N More...

Chronic Disease Classes

A six-week chronic disease self-management course will be offered beginning on Wednesday, April 19. More...

Middletown Wastewater Management Meeting

A public meeting to discuss development of an Onsite Wastewater Management Plan will be held on Tuesday, April 18, at 6 p.m. at Middletown Town Hall, 350 East Main Road. More...

Spring Book Sale

The Friends of Newport Public Library Bookstore will hold a book sale in the library’s lower level lobby from Friday, April 21 through Wednesday, April 26. All books will be $1. Other sale items include CDs and DVDs. More...

Genealogy Program

Learn how to research your genealogy on Sunday, April 23, at 2 p.m. at the Portsmouth Free Public Library. Diane Boumenot, the featured guest speaker, will share how she researched her family’s Rhode Island roots. More...

Blue Cross Medicare Seminar Offered

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Rhode Island is hosting a free informational seminar on Wednesday, April 19, at 1 p.m. More...