October 26, 2017 RSS feed / News Briefs

ALT’s 5K Run/Walk

The Aquidneck Land Trust will hold its 10th annual 5K run/walk on Saturday, Nov. 4 along the scenic Sakonnet Greenway Trail. Run or walk as a team, family or individual. Strollers and leashed dogs are welcome. More...

Tax Counselor Training

The AARP Tax Aide Program is offering free tax training leading to IRS certification for volunteers for the 2018 tax season. Ten days of training will run from Nov. 27 to Dec. 14. Classes will be held at the New Tiverton Library, from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Be Part of the Change & Conversation

Newport Public Schools will present a series of Community Conversations led by local facilitators to discuss how schools and community work together to meet the challenge of improving education in Newport. More...

‘Hocus Pocus’

There will be a free matinee showing of Walt Disney’s “Hocus Pocus,” along with a Halloween costume contest and free popcorn, Saturday, Oct. 28, at 3 p.m. at the Florence Gray Center Boys & Girls Club Gym, 1 York St. More...

A Conversation with Women Legislators

A forum hosted by the League of Women Voters, Newport County will be held on on Monday, Oct. 30 at the Newport Public Library, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Oct. 16 through Monday, Oct. 23 the Newport Police Department responded to 670 calls. Of those, 175 were motor vehicle related; there were 146 motor vehicle violations issued and 29 accident reports. More...

Pell Holiday Craft and Artisan Fair

Fifth annual holiday fair at Pell Elementary School on Saturday, Nov. 4, at 10 a.m. There will be more than 25 crafters and artisans, children's craft table, refreshments, raffles, free admission and more. More...

Eat Healthy, Live Happy

LivFit cooking classes and nutrition education with Kristin Niessink MS, RD, LDN. Make and take home fun and healthy snacks and meals. Learn how to shop on a budget. Classes offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5 to 6 p.m. at the Dr. More...

Scouting for Food

The Boy Scouts of America will begin its annual “Scouting for Food Good Turn” drive on Saturday, Oct. 28 by distributing door hangers to homes seeking donations of nutritional, non-perishable canned goods.  More...

Miantonomi Tower Honor

Miantonomi Memorial Park Tower has been selected to receive a $2,000 matching grant toward the restoration and maintenance of the memorial as part of the 100 Cities/ 100 Memorials program by the World War I Centennial Commission and the Pritzker Mili More...

For What It’s Worth

Pictured is an example of a Halloween post card; antique Halloween ephemera are collectible today and they should be, the graphics are terrific. This example is postmarked 1910. More...

Flu Shots and Health Screening Clinic

All are welcome to attend a multi-purpose health screening clinic on Thursday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Community Baptist Church Annex, 40 Dr. Marcus F. Wheatland Blvd. Most insurance policies are accepted for flu shots. More...

Drug Takeback Day

The Newport Police Department will be participating in the National Prescription Drug Takeback Day on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. More...

Lyme Support Group

The next meeting of the Lyme Support Group is Thursday, Oct. 26, at 6 p.m. at the United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown. More...

Escobar Farm Halloween Party

The Escobar Farm Corn Maze, in Portsmouth, is hosting a free, old-fashioned Halloween costume party on Saturday, Oct. 28, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. There will be fun and games, scarecrow-making and crafts and trick-or-treating in the corn maze. More...

Baby Steps

Baby Steps, a program for parents and caregivers of children up to age 3, will hold its next session on Saturday, Nov. 4, starting with a light breakfast at 9:30 a.m., at the Florence Gray Center, 1 York St. More...

Salve Film Fest

Five films produced from a variety of Spanish-speaking countries will be screened as part of the second annual Festival de Cine, a Hispanic film festival hosted by Salve Regina University through Oct. 29. More...

Honoring Veterans

Rogers High School will honor area veterans with an assembly on Wednesday, Nov. 1, at 9:30 a.m. in the school’s Patrick F. Carroll Auditorium. The assembly, which is open to the public, will feature as guest speaker U.S. Navy Captain Tamara K. More...