December 21, 2017 RSS feed / News Briefs

For What It’s Worth

Vintage Christmas cards are collectible and the graphics can be terrific. Pictured is a detail of Santa trotting through the snow. More...

YMCA Youth Basketball League

Registration is now open for the Newport County YMCA winter youth basketball program, which runs from Jan. 13 to March 3 and is open to youths ages 4 to 15. Visit newportymca.org or stop by the Y’s Welcome Center to register. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Dec. 11 through Monday, Dec. 18 the Newport Police Department responded to 579 calls. Of those, 140 were motor vehicle related; there were 102 motor vehicle violations issued and 38 accident reports. More...

Diabetes Class

A six-week diabetes management class will be offered at the Newport Hospital on Fridays, 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. beginning Jan. 5. This class is free and open to those with diabetes, at risk for diabetes, or who take care of folks with diabetes. More...

The Changing Table

United Baptist Church, 30 Spring St., offers the Changing Table, a program that supplies diapers and wipes for Newport County families in need. For more information, call 401-847-3210.  The Changing Table   More...

Holiday Closing

Newport City Offices will close at noon on Friday, Dec. 22, in the spirit of the Christmas holiday. City Offices will reopen on Tuesday morning, Dec. 26.   More...

Conanicut Island Christmas

Avian enthusiasts are welcome to join the 35th annual Conanicut Island Christmas on Saturday, Dec. 30. Meet at the Jamestown Police Station at 7 a.m. Count will be held until noon. More...

New Voices Welcome to Join Choristers

The Newport Navy Choristers is seeking new singers in all voice ranges for the 2018 musical season. More...

'Y' Vacation Camps

Registration is open for the YMCA’s four December vacation camps. More...

NAACP Scholarship

The NAACP Newport County Branch is announcing the Ermino P. Lisbon Annual Scholarship. The scholarship has been established to assist students who are already in college and are in need of additional financial aid to further their education. More...

Summer STEAM Grants

Applications are now being accepted for the 2018 Cox Communications Community Grant program, which supports nonprofit organizations providing summer enrichment and after-school programming aligned with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts an More...

Youth Basketball Openings

The Newport Recreation Division’s youth basketball program still has a few openings in the following divisions: Boys NCAA grades 3 and 4; Girls WBA Youth grades 3 and 4; Girls WBA Advanced grades 5 and 6; Girls Hot shot grades 7 and 8 and Boys More...

English Conversation Classes

English classes, day and night, offered for beginner, intermediate and advanced students at Thompson Middle School. For more information, call 401-847-7171 or visit the Aquidneck Island Adult Learning Center. More...

Night to Shine Dress Drive

Dresses and accessories are being collected for the Night to Shine prom-like event in February for special needs students and adults. More...

Three Kings the French Way

The Alliance Française of Newport will celebrate the Fete des Rois (Three Kings Day) on Saturday, Jan. 6, from 2 to 4 p.m. at The French Confection, 72 East Main Rd., Middletown. More...

New Ninth Grade Basketball League

The Newport Recreation Division is introducing a ninth-grade boys basketball league to play on Saturdays at 5:30 p.m. at the Martin Recreation Center, 35 Golden Hill St. The league is open to all Aquidneck Island ninth graders. More...