June 22, 2017 RSS feed / News Briefs

Bikes and Bike Geeks Needed

Bike Newport’s Open Garage is all about DIY, but folks are still needed to guide and assist. If you dig getting greasy and know the difference between index and friction shifters, your help would be much appreciated. More...

GEORGE DONNELLY SUNSET LEAGUE

The George Donnelly Sunset League derived its name because games used to begin at 5:30 p.m. and end at dusk. It is the oldest continuous amateur baseball league in the U.S. More...

Jamestown Taxpayers Meeting

The next Taxpayers Association of Jamestown (TAJ) meeting will be Tuesday, June 27 at 6 p.m. at the Jamestown Library. More...

‘Explore Our Neighborhood’

Celebrate on Friday, June 23 the opening of the “Explore Our Neighborhood” physical activity trails. At 4:30 p.m., there will be a kick off, short ride and walk of the loops. More...

NEWPORT GULLS

Watch America’s favorite pastime with the Gulls,  Newport’s collegiate wooden bat league team,  401-845-6832.   More...

For What It’s Worth

A friend recently brought in a small drawing under glass, a gift from an in-law, inquiring about its value. Un-framing the piece indicated that the piece on paper was a pencil and gouache drawing. The signature was that of Henri Toulouse-Lautrec! More...

Rugby Festival

The seventh annual “Powered By Prince” rugby festival will be held at Fort Adams State Park Sunday, June 25. Festivities will run from 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. More...

Christmas in July (and August)

In the spirit of this year’s collaborative summer library program, “Build a Better World,” the Newport Public Library will hold a summer toy drive to benefit the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. More...

Beach Family Nights Begin June 27

The Newport Recreation Department will be offering free concerts and children’s performances at Easton’s Beach this summer. The Family Night Concerts will be held on Tuesday evenings beginning June 27. More...

Rapunzel Auditions

The Newport Children’s Theatre will hold open auditions for youth ages 8 to 18 to cast its summer production of Rapunzel on Thursday, June 29 and Friday, June 30 at Pennfield School, 110 Sandy Point Ave., Portsmouth. More...

Pickleball 101

Free beginner pickleball clinics will be offered on Sunday, June 25, from 3 to 4 p.m.; and Saturday, July 1, from 9 to 10 a.m. Equipment will be provided. Clinics are designed for individuals who have never played or are new to the game. More...

After 5 at the Beach

Clean Ocean Access is beginning an After 5 beach cleanup series at Second Beach on Wednesday, June 28, from 5 to 6 p.m. Weekly After 5 Cleanups will occur through August at Second Beach. All volunteers are welcome, no registration required. More...

LAOH Honorary Dinner

The Ladies Ancient Order of Hibernians of Newport has selected Patricia Kelly Martin as their 2017 Woman of the Year. She is a life-long Fifth Ward resident and communicant of St. More...

Stuffed Animal Repair Clinic

Bring a special stuffed toy on Saturday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to noon to Stitchery, 14 Potomac Ave., Portsmouth and stitchery medics, will perform basic repairs for a $5 donation. All proceeds will be donated to the Potter League. More...

Gardening with the Masters Tour

The University of Rhode Island Master Gardener Program is holding its 2017 Gardening with the Masters Tour on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25 at multiple locations throughout the state. More...

Harbor Walking Tour

Friends of the Waterfront will be giving a free walking tour along Newport Harbor on Sunday, June 25. Learn about the 35-year-old nonprofit’s mission to insure public access to the waterfront. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, June 12 through Monday, June 19, the Newport Police Department responded to 900 calls. Of those, 158 were motor vehicle related; there were 130 motor vehicle violations issued and 28 accident reports.  More...

What’s Next for Spruce Acres?

The Aquidneck Land Trust has successfully raised the funds to permanently conserve Spruce Acres Farm. The property is scheduled to close at the end of July, after which additional work is required to make Spruce Acres safe and ready for the public. More...

Call for Rose Island Volunteers

Volunteers are needed to welcome guests to Rose Island on Monday through Friday, from the first week of July through August. Help is also needed with the gardens, grounds and keeping the overnight accommodations tidy. More...

Lyme Support Group

The next meeting of the Lyme Support Group is Thursday, June 22, at 6 p.m. at the United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown. The 60-minute film “Emergence,” the sequel to “Under Our Skin,” will be shown. More...

Pollinator Habitat Workshop

A free workshop will be offered at Conanicut Island Land Trust’s historic Godena Farm on Thursday, June 29, at 5:30 p.m. to learn how to create a beautiful and functional pollinator habitat. More...

Mt. Hope Bridge Update

The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) expects the concrete repair work to the driving surface of the Mount Hope Bridge deck to be completed by Friday, June 23. More...