Three afternoons a week, fourth-graders Syndey Newsome, daughter of Rogers Head Coach Frank Newsome, and Makenna Gilman suit up to practice line drills with a team of boys. Both girls grew up watching older brothers play football and wanted to get off the sidelines. “After one year of being a cheerleader, she lost interest and asked if she could play […]
Following the Charter Review Commission’s work that prompted recent discourse about the role of Newport’s panels and boards, the City Council has expanded the municipal roster to include a Harbor Walk Commission (HWC) and a permanent Finance Review Committee (FRC). Council members endorsed resolutions creating the two entities at their regular meeting on Wednesday, Oct. 8. The HWC was originally […]
Members of the Newport School Committee recently received a presentation from Northeast Collaborative Architects outlining the firm’s vision of how the former Triplett School on Broadway could be redesigned to be the home of Newport’s growing preschool and Head Start programs. Architects Glenn Gardiner, Daniel Kwasniewski, and Daniel Weston took the lead in reviewing gleaming renderings of a renovated version […]
Last month, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State (BBBSOS) held its fourth annual food and drink tasting fundraiser, “The Big Toast,” at the International Tennis Hall of Fame. Those who were lucky enough to have bought tickets in advance for the sell-out event were able to sample from more than 60 vendors. The evening netted $17,000, which will […]
The Edward King House celebrated the coming of the autumn season with their annual cocktail party on Sept. 27. Members and their guests enjoyed good food, great company, an old fashioned sing-a-long, and a secret wine raffle that helped to promote local businesses.
Pledging to make voting at this year’s general election easier, Secretary of State A. Ralph Mollis declares in this year’s official “Voter Information Handbook” that “Government belongs to the people. The more they know, the better they will be served.” Easier said than done, you might be thinking. The secretary of state’s 30-page brochure offers a useful, if not comprehensive […]
n The Newport Hospital Behavioral Health Unit is seeking volunteers with knowledge of yoga or music to come to the hospital once a week for 45 minutes for an introductionto yoga class for patients on the unit and a musical recreational therapy group. Musicians are welcome to bring their instruments. Current sessions include a guitar sing-along and a drumming group. […]
City Eyes Skating Newport Councilors Kathryn Leonard and Michael Farley are sponsoring a resolution that could get the city involved in an effort to find a new location for an ice rink for the upcoming season. The previous skating venue is being lost with the recent sale of the Newport Yachting Center. The resolution, on the docket for the council’s […]