May 11, 2017 RSS feed / News Briefs

Newport Daffodil Festival Raises $33,000

Three fund-raising events during the fourth annual Newport Daffodil Days Festival raised more than $33,000 for Daffodillion’s annual free bulb give-away at Easton’s Beach on Oct. 14 and for planting by the city and volunteers this fall. More...

AARP Meeting

The next meeting of Newport AARP Chapter #207 will be a luncheon meeting on Monday, May 15 at OceanCliff. Upcoming programs include a trip to see the musical “Oklahoma” on Aug. 24. More...

For What It’s Worth

“For Whom the Bell Tolls” at Brimfield, Mass., which is the spring antiques outdoor market that runs through Sunday, May 14, could toll for you at only $1 for each bell. More...

Hospice Training

A hospice volunteer training program will be offered for five consecutive Thursdays, beginning on May 25, by the Visiting Nurse Services of Newport & Bristol Counties. Classes will be held from 9 a.m. More...

Mendonça Fundraiser

Friends of Rep. Ken Mendonça are holding a campaign fundraiser on Tuesday, May 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Green Valley Country Club, 371 Union St., Portsmouth. Mendonça represents House District 72 (Middletown and Portsmouth). More...

‘Lyme Disease 101’

A ‘Lyme Disease 101’ talk will be held on Monday, May 18, at 6:30 p.m. at the United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown. Learn about prevention, diagnosis, treatment and the myths and facts concerning this disease. More...

VFW Meeting

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5392 will hold its next meeting on Sunday, May 21, at 11 a.m. at the Post Headquarters on Shove Street in Tiverton. The main agenda item will be the Post’s upcoming anniversary. More...

Seamen’s Recognition

Jim Gibson was recently honored by Rebecca Northup, the new director of the Seaman's Church Institute of Newport for his more than 10 years of service on the organization’s board. More...

Plant Sale Canceled

Due to the projected inclement weather, Newport In Bloom canceled its plant sale scheduled to take place Saturday at the Newport Elks Lodge.   More...

Salve Yard Sale

A yard sale to benefit Salve students applying to service trips will be held Saturday, May 13, from 8 a.m.-1 p.m. at Salve’s Wakehurst fireplace lounge, Ochre Point Ave. For more information, call 401-341- 2440, or visit salve.edu.   More...

Exploring Taxes

The Middletown Tax Exploration Sub-Committee will meet on Friday May, 12, at 6:30 p.m. at Middletown Fire Station’s Community Room. More...

Potter Pet U

The next Potter Pet U is on Wednesday, May 17, from 6 to 7 p.m. The topic will be fighting animal abuse, presented by Joe Warzycha, animal cruelty officer & humane investigator, RISPCA. More...

YMCA Annual Meeting

The Newport County YMCA’s annual meeting is Wednesday, May 17 in the Meadow Room at the Newport Vineyards, 909 East Main Road, Middletown. The business meeting will be at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception to follow. RSVP is requested. More...

Plant Sale

The Quononoquott Garden Club will hold its annual plant sale on Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to noon at the Ft. Getty Pavilion, Ft. Getty Road, Jamestown.   More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, May 1 through Monday, May 8, the Newport Police Department responded to 548 calls. Of those, 92 were motor vehicle related; there were 65 motor vehicle violations issued and 27 accident reports. More...