January 11, 2018 RSS feed / News Briefs

For What It’s Worth

Someone recently brought in what they thought was a sterling silver ashtray. However, what they had was a wine taster. Even the script “Vivat Bacchus” on the handle wasn’t enough of a clue. More...

VFW Meeting

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5392 will hold its next meeting on Sunday, Jan. 21, at 11 a.m. at the post headquarters on Shove Street, Tiverton. A meal will be served following the meeting. Prospective members are welcome to attend. More...

AARP Meeting

The Newport Chapter of AARP #207 will hold its monthly meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 16 at 1:30 p.m., at Fenner Hall on Fenner Avenue. More...

Community Baby Shower

Are you expecting a baby? Do you have a newborn or a young family at home? Then you are invited to the free Aquidneck Island Community Baby Shower on Saturday, Jan. 20 from 2 to 4 p.m. at Pell Elementary School, 35 Dexter St. More...

Introduction to Microsoft Word

The Newport Public Library will be offering a computer workshop on Wednesday, Jan. 17, from 2:30-4 p.m. Learn to create, save and print documents. More...

Adult Exercise at the Hut

Start the New Year off healthy by exercising at the Hut. The Newport Recreation Dept. will be offering indoor walking at the Hut for adults. The gym will be open from noon to 1 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. More...

Horse Association

Members of the Aquidneck Island Horse Association will meet on Wednesday, Jan. 17, at 6 p.m. The main agenda item will be planning for a St. Valentine’s Day event. For directions to the meeting, contact secretary Richard Urban at 508-672-7588. More...

Bereavement Support Group

A variety of topics designed to help, heal, and support those who have lost a loved one will be addressed on Tuesday, Jan. 16, at 11:30 a.m. at a Bereavement Support Group at Atria Aquidneck Place, 125 Quaker Hill Lane, Portsmouth. More...

Childcare/Teacher Assistant Training

A five-week childcare/teacher assistant training program will be offered beginning Feb. 5. The course will include a 15-hour internship with school-age and Head Start pre-school children, and also include CPR and first aid certification. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Jan. 1 through Monday, Jan. 8 the Newport Police Department responded to 559 calls. Of those, 110 were motor vehicle related; there were 83 motor vehicle violations issued and 27 accident reports. More...

MLK Day

A day of activities will be held on Monday, Jan. 15 in celebration and honor of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The public is invited to attend all of the following free events. A run will begin at the Black Regiment Monument in Portsmouth at 9 a.m. More...

Learning and Singing

Baby Steps, a program for parents and caregivers of children up to age 3, will hold its next session on Saturday, Jan. 13, starting with a light breakfast at 9:30 a.m. at the Florence Gray Center, 1 York St. More...

Indoor Flag Rugby

An eight-week indoor flag rugby session, hosted by Island Rugby Football Club, will be offered at the Newport County YMCA for boys and girls in third through sixth grades beginning on Sunday, Jan. 14. More...