April 20, 2017 RSS feed / News Briefs

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...

Rabies Clinics

The Rhode Island Veterinary Medical Association is offering a rabies clinic for dogs, cats and ferrets on Saturday, April 22, from noon to 1 p.m. at the Newport Public Works Garage, Halsey Street extension. More...

1880 Census Workshop

The Museum of Newport Irish History invites residents who had ancestors or relatives living in Newport at the time of the 1880 Census to participate in a workshop at Salve Regina University on Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, April 10 through Monday, April 17, the Newport Police Department responded to 560 calls. Of those, 124 were motor vehicle related; there were 88 motor vehicle violations issued and 36 accident reports. More...

Arts Around the Fire

Newport’s Arts and Cultural Alliance’s monthly networking event, Arts Around the Fire, completes its season on Tuesday, April 25, from 6-8 p.m. at Salvation Café. More...

Spring Bike Distro Disco

Pick up a restored bike and support Bike Newport at its Spring Bike Distro Disco on Saturday, April 29, from 1-4 p.m. at 62 Broadway. Check out the fleet of bikes restored by East Bay MET School interns, Bike Newport staff and volunteer mechanics. More...

Help for Haiti

Toys, toiletries, clothes, school supplies and nonperishable food items to help the people of Haiti are being collected by Joyce Dawson Watts at her home, 15 Calvert St. More...

Artist Fellowship

Local artists who are considering a teaching career may apply for fellowships of up to $12,000 for graduate school through the Antonio Cirino Memorial Fund at the Rhode Island Foundation. More...

Budget Sub-Committee

The public is invited to attend the Middletown Town Council budget sub-committee meeting on Monday, April 24, at 5:30 p.m., and on Friday, April 28, at 2 p.m. at Middletown Town Hall. More...

For What It’s Worth

Pictured is a detail from a 19th century Girandole (candelabra with prisms) depicting an Osage Indian Chief. An identical example is in the Philadelphia Fine Arts Museum. Form copied from a print by Caitlin famous for depicting American Indians. More...

Lessons from Colorado: Marijuana Update

The Newport County Prevention Coalition will present a community forum on the effects of marijuana legalization in Colorado on Monday, April 24, from 7 to 9 p.m. at the CCRI Auditorium. More...

Return Unwanted Prescription Drugs

The Newport Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will provide the public with the opportunity to return unwanted or expired prescription drugs at three designated locations on Saturday, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Spruce Acres Update

The $100,000 Challenge to help the Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) to purchase the 23-acre Spruce Acres Farm has generated more than $66,000 since March 6, bringing the total raised to $1,685,750. More...

Touch-a-Truck

The Portsmouth Free Public Library’s annual Touch-a-Truck event will be held on Saturday, May 6, from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. at Glen Park. More...

‘Graduate RI’

The Newport Community School’s Aquidneck Island Adult Learning Center is hosting a college fair, called “Graduate RI,” on Friday, April 28, from 1-4 p.m. at the Aquidneck Island Adult Learning Center, 740 West Main Road, Middletown. More...

Irish Heritage Awards

The Board of Directors of the Newport Irish Heritage Association has announced the recipients of the organization’s 2017 CIVITAS and Fenian awards. More...

Dad’s Night Out

The YMCA will host a free event for fathers and their children, ages 5-12, on Saturday, April 29, from 4:30-8:30 p.m. There will be games, sports, swimming, relationship-building and, for the fathers, networking opportunities. More...