June 1, 2017 RSS feed / News Briefs

For What It’s Worth

A local resident recently brought in a map of Narragansett Bay, inquiring about its rarity and value. I recognized it as one from a late 19th-century paperback titled “Newport Illustrated” by C. H. Hammett. More...

Diabetes Support Group to Meet June 8

The monthly diabetes support group for people with diabetes and their families, sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Services of Newport and Bristol Counties, will be held on Thursday June 8, from 1-2 pm at the Edward King Senior Center, 35 King St. More...

Summer Basketball

Registration is open for the Newport Recreation Department’s summer basketball leagues. All games will be played on Monday nights from June 19 to July 31 at the Murphy Field Courts located on Carroll Avenue and Ruggles Avenue. More...

How to be an LGBTQ Ally

A panel discussion will be sponsored by Interweave, Channing Church’s group for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) people and their allies on Monday, June 5, at 7 p.m. in the Parish Hall. More...

Free Admission

Newport County residents and hospitality industry employees are invited to visit 14 local attractions from June 10 -12. More...

Seaside Garden Club Welcomes Guests

The Seaside Garden Club will hold its monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 7, at 6 p.m. at Fenner Hall. The guest speaker will be Johanne Vietry, president of Newport Friends of the Waterfront and a URI Master gardener. More...

Garden Workshop

For the first time, volunteer gardeners with the Aquidneck Community Table will host a series of workshops on various aspects of growing. The next session, “Planting for Fall Crops” is Saturday, June 10, at 3 p.m. More...

Mental Illness Support Groups

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) of Rhode Island offers a free Connection Recovery Support Group for individuals who are living with a mental illness, on Tuesdays at Newport Hospital from 5:30 to 7 p.m. More...

Call for Vendors

The Portsmouth Arts Guild is opening up its lawn for a community yard, craft and art sale on Saturday, June 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at 2679 East Main Road, Portsmouth. Artisans and crafters are welcome. More...

Summer Lacrosse

Registration for the Team Real Lacrosse Club is now open. Programs are for players in kindergarten through post high school. The club services players in the lower New England area and is designed for all levels of play. More...