July 6, 2017 RSS feed / News Briefs

North Side Family Picnic

Burgers, hot dogs, veggie burgers and summer sides will be provided with generous support from the Kiwanis Club of Newport at the North Side Family Picnic at the Florence Gray Center, on Tuesday, July 11, from 5 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Discover Newport’s Landscape Heritage

The Newport Arboretum and the Arboretum at Salve Regina will begin a three-part summer landscape series with historian John R. Tschirch on Monday, July 10. More...

For What It’s Worth

Visitors frequently bring in old family photos or albums inquiring about their value. Pictured is a Navy parade on Broadway from around World War I that is part of an album showing family outings and locations around Newport. More...

NEWPORT GULLS

Watch America’s favorite pastime with the Gulls, Newport’s collegiate wooden bat league team, 401-845-6832. Home Games Begin at 6:35 p.m. More...

Ellen Brady Nursing Scholarship

The Ellen Brady Scholarship is offering a $1,000 scholarship towards tuition to an individual presently in an accredited nursing program in the State of Rhode Island who has completed a full semester in their program. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, June 26 through Monday, July 3, the Newport Police Department responded to 988 calls. Of those, 191 were motor vehicle related; there were 137 motor vehicle violations issued and 54 accident reports.  More...

Breast Cancer Group

Breast cancer patients and survivors are invited to a support group on Thursday, July 13, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center. More...

St. Xavier Academy Homecoming

All graduates and former students of St. Xavier Academy are invited to the all-school 2017 Annual Homecoming and Reunion on Sunday, Oct. 30. Mass will begin the day at 11 a.m. at St. Timothy’s Church, Warwick Avenue. More...

Final Candidate Forum

The League of Women Voters of Newport County and The Jamestown Press are co-sponsoring a candidate forum for Rhode Island Senatorial District 13 on Thursday, July 13, at the Jamestown Community Center, 41 Conanicus Ave., from 6 to 7 p.m. More...

Beach Idol Returns

Beach Idol, a singing competition at Easton’s Beach, will take place on Thursday evenings from 7 to 8 p.m. beginning July 13 and continuing through Aug. 17. Performers must be 6-16 years old. More...

Hall of Fame Selected

The George Donnelly Sunset League has announced its third Hall of Fame class. Selected for induction as players were Bill Heffernen, Paul Reynolds, Paul Gaines Sr. and Mike Cantone. Honored as player/managers were Dalton Springler and Ray Tesseglia. 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...

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. Transportation is provided. More...

New Officers at Newport Rifle Club

The Newport Rifle Club elected a new president and reelected five other officers at its annual meeting June 17. More...

DMV Closure

Due to the Division of Motor Vehicles (DMV) converting its operations to a new computer system, the Middletown DMV will be closed through Wednesday, July 12. It will be open for reservation only on Thursday, July 13 through Monday, July 17. More...

Toy Drive for MLKCC

The Newport Public Library will hold a summer toy drive to benefit the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center’s Santa’s Workshop, its annual holiday toy and gift distribution event. More...

Berkeley Society Visiting Philosophers

Whitehall Museum House, the 18th-century home of philosopher George Berkeley, will present guided tours during July and August with philosophers from the International Berkeley Society. More...

RHS ‘82 Reunion

The Rogers High School class of 1982 will be celebrating its 35 year reunion on August 12 from 6 to 11 p.m. at Vasco Da Gama Hall. The night will include cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, dinner and dancing. More...