January 17, 2019 RSS feed / News Briefs

Salve Dorm Hearings

The Historic District Commission has set special meetings for Jan. 29 and Jan. 30 to hear two dormitory applications submitted by Salve Regina University. Each meeting will begin at 6 p.m. in City Hall.  More...

Blood Drive

A community blood drive will be held on Thursday, Jan. 24, from 2 to 7 p.m., at the Knights of Columbus, 7 Valley Road, Middletown. Donors will receive a free steak dinner in addition to a $5 coupon for Dunkin’ Donuts.   More...

Seamen’s Warming Center Volunteers Needed

With temperatures near 10 degrees and snow forecast this weekend. The Seamen’s Church Institute is seeking volunteers for its warming center, on Sunday, Jan. 20 and Monday, Jan. 21which will be open from 4 p.m. to 7 a.m. More...

For What It’s Worth

A old Newport Mercury from the week ending Sept. 12, 1885 was recently brought in: this issue extensively cerebrating the 72 anniversary of Comm. Oliver Hazard Perry’s Battle of Lake Erie. An ad caught my eye for A. Titus Co. More...

Mosaic Club

The Mosaic Club of Newport County will be holding its first charitable fundraiser for 2019, a fun- filled card party and game night on Friday, Jan. 25. Doors open at 6 p.m. at the Knights of Columbus Hall, 7 Valley Road, Middletown. More...

French Lessons

The Alliance Française of Newport is offering French language lessons, beginning Jan. 29. Classes will be offered Tuesday evenings at both the beginner and intermediate levels. Classes will be held on Tuesdays until May at Salve Regina University. More...

Voices of Unity Choir Performance

The combined choirs of Community Baptist Church and Mount Zion A.M.E. Church will present a program of spirituals, gospel music and brief narration of Black history in honor of Dr. More...

Emmanuel Church Annual Meeting

The gathering includes lunch, annual meeting and service awards at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., on Sunday, Jan. 27, at 11:30 a.m. 401- 847-0675, emmanuelnewport.org.   More...

Interfaith Families at Temple Shalom

Temple Shalom, 223 Valley Road, Middletown, has a long tradition of welcoming interfaith families. If your family is interfaith, you are welcomed into this community and invited to fully participate in congregational life. More...

Lyme Support Group

The next meeting of the Lyme Support Group is Thursday, Jan. 24, at 6 p.m. at the United Congregational Church, 524 Valley Road, Middletown. The agenda will include updates on miscellaneous topics. Family and friends always welcome to attend. More...

Hut Happenings

. Indoor football will begin at The Hut on Thursday, Jan. 24 for boys and girls in grades 3-7. Play will run from 5:45 to 7 p.m. A limited number of spots are available. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Jan. 7 through Monday, Jan. 14 the Newport Police Department responded to 493 calls. Of those, 155 were motor vehicle related; there were 145 motor vehicle violations issued and 10 accident reports. More...

Second Mooring Workshop

The Newport Waterfront Commission will hold a second public workshop on Thursday Jan. 24, at 6:30 p.m. in the Pell School Auditorium to discuss proposed changes to the harbor ordinance. More...

NYC Frostbite

The Newport Yacht Club held the second race in its Frostbite Series on Sunday, Jan. 13. Sun and light winds prevailed over the cold racing. Because there were 32 racers, the group was divided into three classes instead of the typical two. More...

Little League

Registration is now open for Newport Little League’s spring baseball, softball and T-ball programs. To register online, visit newportlittleleague.com. More...

Sabbath Service to Honor MLK, Jr.

On Friday, Jan. 18, at 6:30 p.m., Temple Shalom, 223 Valley Rd., Middletown, in conjunction with the NAACP of Newport County, welcomes everyone to its annual Sabbath service to honor and celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. More...

Zen Buddhism Seminar

Learn about Zen Buddhism from a Zen priest and get instruction in basic Zen spiritual practices at Channing Memorial Church’s parish house, 135 Pelham St., from 8:30 a.m.-noon on Saturday, Jan. 26. The fee is $25, refreshments included. More...

‘Speaking of Religion’ Series

Rev. John Afendoulis will speak about the Greek Orthodox Church at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn St., on Monday, Jan. 28, at 7 p.m. All are welcome. 401-847-0675.   More...