September 13, 2018 RSS feed / News Briefs

Last Call for AARP Tax Aide Volunteers

The AARP Tax Aide Program new volunteer orientation will be held Sept. 25, 27 and 28, at the Newport Library from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. This AARP tax program assists seniors and lower income tax payers prepare and file tax returns. More...

Learn How to Promenade

The Town Howlers Square Dance Club of Portsmouth is holding free open house evenings of dancing on Sunday Sept. 16, 23 and 30, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Casual dress and no experience necessary. More...

Celebrating Francophone Culture

Franco-American singer Josée Vachon will provide French musical selections at the Alliance Francaise of Newport membership kick-off event on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Elks Lodge. More...

PPEF Distributes $22,000 in grants

The Board of Directors of the Portsmouth Public Education Foundation awarded $22,000 to 17 grantees at the Portsmouth Public School teacher’s orientation last month. The Board Grant Committee examined proposed grants and chose the final 17. More...

Adult Tennis Lessons

Newport Recreation is currently accepting registrations for both youth and adult tennis lessons. All lessons will be instructed by Tina Schroeder and will run for six weeks. More...

For What It’s Worth

Pictured is an Amercan Colonial era cradle. Most early homes during the American Revolution in Newport had one and not many have survived. Nicely hand made (of course) and still usable, but today, not many takers. More...

‘Making Government Work in Middletown’

The Middletown Public Library will be presenting a series of six workshops entitled “Making Government Work in Middletown.” The workshops will provide an opportunity to learn more about the governing framework of the Middletown community More...

Cheerleading Clinic

The Rogers High School Cheerleaders will be hosting a youth clinic for girls ages 5-12 on Saturday, Sept. 22. More...

Orchard Family Run

The second annual Orchard Family Fun Run takes place on Sunday, Sept. 23. This four-mile run/walk road race begins and ends on the campus of The Pennfield School and passes by Rocky Brook Orchard. Check-in begins at 7 a.m. More...

Join Scouting

Boys from 11 to 17 are welcome to join Portsmouth's Troop 82. Weekly meetings are held Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. in St. John's Lodge No. 1 AF & AM, 81 Sprague St. More...

Tennis Tournaments

This weekend two tennis tournaments are scheduled at the Pop Flack Tennis Courts: the Men's Doubles Open, will be on Saturday Sept. 15, with a 10 a.m. start-time; and the Women's Doubles Open will be Sunday, Sept. 16, with a noon start-time. More...

Pickleball 101

Pickleball is a paddle game that combines elements of badminton, tennis and table tennis. Newport Recreation is offering classes to give adults the chance to learn and play the game. More...

Street Fair Update

In addition to all the music, artisan vendors and good food to be showcased at the 3rd annual Broadway Street Fair, the Newport Police Department will be participating again by raffling off several new bikes that were donated by FOP Lodge # 8. More...

Candidate Meet & Greet

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a Meet & Greet with local and state candidates on Wednesday, Sept. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Atlantic Resort, 240 Aquidneck Ave., Middletown. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Sept. 3 through Monday, Sept. 10 the Newport Police Department responded to 744 calls. Of those, 184 were motor vehicle related; there were 154 motor vehicle violations issued and 30 accident reports. More...

Free Adult Education Classes and Tutoring

Free adult education classes in speaking and writing English and in preparation for the General Equivalency Degree (GED) test are being offered by Education and Career Pathways at East Bay Community Action Program. More...

ServSafe Training and Exam

The RI Hospitality Association (RIHA) is offering the ServSafe Food Safety Manager Re-Certification Training exam on Tuesday, Sept. 18 and Monday, Sept. 24, from 2 to 4:30 p.m. at the New England Institute of Technology. More...

Zero Waste

The public is invited to join in the discussion on Zero Waste relating to plastic bags, straws, composting, and the upcoming Broadway Street Fair at the next Zero Waste Newport County monthly meeting. It will be held on Tuesday, Sept. More...

Where Do We Go When We Die

The Rhode Island Chapter of the International Association for Near Death Studies will present a talk titled “Where Do We Go When We Die” on Thursday, Sept. 20, from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at the Edward King House. More...

Firefly Wellness Festival

The annual Firefly Wellness Festival, celebrating the wellness and yoga community of Newport County will be held on Saturday, Sept. 15, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., at Glen Park, Portsmouth. More...