January 5, 2017 RSS feed / News Briefs

Tree Pickup

Newport’s Clean City will have a designated Christmas tree and yard waste pick up during the week of Jan. 9 - 13. Trees will be collected on a resident’s regularly scheduled day. All decorations need to be removed.   More...

Portsmouth Substance Abuse Report Findings

Based upon a Statewide Student Survey and a very comprehensive Community Needs Assessment Study, the Portsmouth Prevention Coalition will be facilitating two parent focused presentations and discussions at Portsmouth Middle School at their PTO meetin More...

‘Building Bridges’

“Building Bridges,” a bereavement support group, will be offered for six Wednesdays beginning Jan. 11, from noon - 1:30 p.m. at Atria Aquidneck Place, 125 Quaker Hill Lane, Portsmouth. More...

Loss of Spouse Support Group

Within a supportive environment, ways to cope with the loss of a spouse will be explored in a six-week support group to be offered on Tuesdays, through Feb. 7, from 4 - 5:30 p.m. More...

Career and Tech Info Night

Learn about the hands-on educational opportunities that are available to current 8th and 9th grade students from Middletown, Portsmouth, Tiverton, Little Compton, Jamestown and Newport.  More...

RIPTA Moves Bus Stops

With construction slated for the Newport Transportation and Visitors Center, the Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) announced that bus stops will be temporarily relocated to America’s Cup Avenue. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Dec. 26, through Friday, Dec. 30, the Newport Police Department responded to 546 calls. Of those, 170 were motor vehicle related; there were 147 motor vehicle violations issued, and 23 accident reports. More...

Adult Walking

The Newport Recreation gym welcomes back adult walkers beginning Monday, Jan. 9, from 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. At The Hut, walkers can enjoy a warm, safe place to exercise during the cold months. More...

Sports Conditioning

The Newport County YMCA is offering an off-season sports conditioning program on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30 - 4 p.m. Participants can work on developing strength, agility, mobility, and speed in an up-to-date fitness facility. More...

Call for Photographers

As its first exhibition for 2017, the Conanicut Island Art Association will hold an Open-Juried Entry Photography Show. Chris Clancy will be the juror. Drop off is Thursday, Jan. 12, from 1:30 - 6 p.m. More...

Brain Injury Support Group

The support group is an opportunity for individuals with brain injury, family and friends to come together to provide mutual support and assistance in coping with the consequences of brain injury.  More...

Preschool Open Gym

The Newport Recreation Department will be hosting Preschool Open Gym beginning Monday, Jan. 9, at The Hut on Mondays and Thursdays from 10-11:30 a.m. for children up to five years of age to run and play. More...

Project Re-Give

Hogan Associates is partnering with Lucy’s Hearth and The Women’s Resource Center for the fourth annual Project Re-Give program. Instead of returning unwanted or duplicate gifts, consider donating items for adults and children and toys. More...

NOWZAD Fundraiser

NOWZAD is the only animal shelter and rescue organization in Afghanistan. It was founded by a Royal Marine who was named CNN’s Hero of the Year in 2014. More...

‘Closing in on the Endeavour’

Dr. Kathy Abbas, executive director, RI Marine Archaeology Project will give a presentation on Sunday, Jan. 8, at 2 p.m. More...

Grieving Talk

Jackie Henderson shares her journey through the grieving process after the loss of her father by suicide on Thursday, Jan. 12, at 7 p.m. at Salvation Cafe. More...

Baby Steps Program

Baby Steps, a program for parents and caregivers of infants and children up to three years old, will hold its next session on Saturday, Jan. 7, at 9:30 a.m. at the Florence Gray Center, 1 York St. All Newport County residents are welcome. More...

Giving Circles Grants

The Rhode Island Foundation is launching a new program to boost charitable giving in the Ocean State. More...

Roger Williams Scholarship

The Rhode Island Foundation is launching a college scholarship fund honoring Roger Williams. The Roger Williams Initiative is the brainchild of philanthropists Letitia and John Carter. More...

Beach Cleanup

Clean Ocean Access is holding a cleanup event at Fort Adams State Park on Sunday, Jan. 8, from 11 a.m. -1 p.m. Volunteers needed, all ages welcome. For more information, contact info@cleanoceanaccess.org.   More...

For What It’s Worth

When someone asks “What is selling?” I always say “What just sold!’” Here is an example: pictured is a 19th-century Meissen porcelain figure of an angel pulling an arrow out of two hearts. More...

Free Steak Dinner for Blood Donors

The Knights of Columbus, Council #256, is holding its annual blood drive on Thursday, Jan. 19, from 3 - 8 p.m. A free steak dinner and a $5 Dunkin Donuts coupon will be given to all donors. The drive is run by the RI Blood Center. More...

MEC Grants

Middletown Public School teachers are encouraged to submit an application for the Middletown Education Collaborative (MEC) spring grant cycle. The deadline for submission is Sunday, Jan. 15. More...

VFW Meeting

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5392 will hold its next meeting on Sunday, Jan. 15, at 11 a.m. at the Post Headquarters, Shove Street, Tiverton. After the meeting a meal will be served. New members are welcome to join. More...

Potter Pet U

The next Potter Pet U is Wednesday, Jan. 11, from 6 - 7 p.m. The topic will be on pet massage presented by Amber Ramey. More...