September 21, 2017 RSS feed / News Briefs

Arnold Civic Award Nominations

The League of Women Voters of Newport County is accepting nominations for the sixth annual Joan C. Arnold Civic Participation Award.  Joan Arnold was a longtime member of the league and served in many other community organizations. More...

Tutors Needed

Many adult residents need help with the basics including reading, writing, math, English conversation, basic computer skills, citizenship, career coaching and more. More...

Learn to Do-Si-Do

The Town Howlers Square Dance Club will hold an open house evening of dancing on Sunday, Sept. 24 at the Portsmouth Multi-Purpose Senior Center, 110 Bristol Ferry Road, from 6 to 8 p.m. No dancing experience is necessary. More...

Woodland Planting

The Rhode Island Natural History Survey and Norman Bird Sanctuary are seeking volunteers to plant a diversity of small perennials and shrubs at the NBS on Tuesday, Sept. 26 and Wednesday, Sept. 27, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

For What It’s Worth

A lady brought in a gold charm bracelet asking its worth. The bracelet and most of the charms were marked 14k, with the total weight about two ounces, so the melted value would be around $1,600. More...

‘Ready Set Hike’

Local high school students can earn community service hours and spending money while learning about nature at Norman Bird Sanctuary’s “Ready, Set, Hike” program. More...

Charter Review

Middletown is conducting a review of its town charter. Input from the public is welcome. The meetings, held at the Middletown Library Conference Room, are open to the public. Upcoming meetings will be held: Wednesday, Sept. More...

Rethinking Whitehorne

The Newport Restoration Foundation is inviting the public to “Rethinking Whitehorne” on Saturday, Sept. 30, at the Whitehorne House Museum, Lower Thames Street, from 1 to 4 p.m. More...

Eco-Depot

Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation will be running an Eco-Depot for household hazardous waste and Indie Cycle will be collecting electronic waste on Saturday, Sept. 30, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Easton’s Beach. More...

Broadway Street Fair Call for Volunteers

At the second Broadway Street Fair, Saturday, Oct. 7, from noon to 6 p.m. Come hear the non-stop music at five stages by local musicians and enjoy the best of Broadway's restaurants. More...

PPEF Awards Teacher Grants

At the Portsmouth Public School teacher’s orientation held before school started the Portsmouth Public Education Foundation (PPEF) awarded more than $21, 000 in grants. The grants were given to 18 different requests from all four Portsmouth Schools. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Sept. 11 through Monday, Sept. 18 the Newport Police Department responded to 813 calls. Of those, 158 were motor vehicle related; there were 127 motor vehicle violations issued and 31 accident reports. More...

Wounded Warrior Paddle Sept. 24

The Newport Wounded Warrior supporters invite families and individuals to participate in the annual canoe and kayak paddle to benefit the wounded warrior project on Sunday, Sept. 24. On-site registration from 11:30 a.m. to at 1:30 p.m.  More...

MLK Preschool and Afterschool Programs

The Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Center has openings in its preschool and afterschool programs. The preschool is open Monday through Friday, from 6:45 a.m. More...

Foster Grandparents Wanted

The East Bay Foster Grandparent Program is actively recruiting community members 55 or older to serve as volunteer foster grandparents. Foster grandparents assist in schools, Head Start sites, YMCAs and local libraries throughout the East Bay. More...

Basketball Clinics

Newport Recreation has limited openings in two basketball clinics. More...

Garden Club Sale

The Portsmouth Garden Club will hold its annual yard sale on Saturday, Sept. 30 at the Aquidneck Island Christian Academy, 321 East Main Rd., Portsmouth, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. More...