October 5, 2017 RSS feed / News Briefs

Bonfire and Family Day

The Middletown Prevention Coalition is hosting its annual free Family Day, on Friday, Oct. 6, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Second Beach. There will be glow in the dark games and a bonfire, so bring chairs, beach towels or blankets. More...

Broadway Street Fair, Saturday, Oct. 7 Updates

Pumpkin Painting  Paint mini-pumpkins at Marlborough Park’s Downtown Designs. There will be a gallery opening with music and refreshments too.  Pie-Jousting   More...

Japanese-Americans and World War II

A four-part series focusing on the upheaval in the lives of people of Japanese ancestry will be offered on Tuesdays, Oct. 10-31, from 3-5 p.m. at the Edward King House. More...

Troop 77 Welcomes New Scouts

Boy Scout Troop 77 Middletown recently spent a weekend camping at Camp Aquapaug in West Kingston and canoeing and kayaking on Larkin Pond. Scouts learned a variety of outdoor skills in addition to cooking for themselves and sleeping in tents. More...

Horse Association Meeting

Members of the Aquidneck Island Horse Association will meet on Wednesday, Oct. 18, at 6 p.m. The main agenda item will be planning for the Thanksgiving outing. For directions to the meeting, contact secretary Richard Urban at 508- 672-7588.   More...

CNA Training

A Health Care Certified Nursing Assistant job skills training program is being offered for Newport County residents beginning Oct. 23 by East Bay Skills Alliance, a program of East Bay Community Action Program.  More...

One Island Celebration

The Aquidneck Island Planning Commission is holding “One Island Celebration, Working Together for a Sustainable Future” on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Easton’s Beach Rotunda Ballroom. More...

Assistance for Hurricane Maria Victims

Embrace Home Loans is gathering new and unused items to donate to those in need in Puerto Rico. Donations will be accepted from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 7 and also Monday through Friday until Oct. 11, at 25 Enterprise Center, Middletown. More...

Breast Health Lecture

In observance of breast cancer awareness month, Newport Hospital is offering a free panel discussion on breast health, with a multidisciplinary panel of physicians and clinical experts, on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. More...

Drug Take Back Days

Newport Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration will provide two opportunities to drop off expired, unused and unwanted prescription drugs for proper disposal. Bring pills or patches to the Newport Police Station on Saturday, Oct. More...

Benson Book Signing

The Newport Art Museum will host an artist talk and book signing with exhibiting artist Christopher W. Benson on Sunday, Oct. 8, at 3 p.m. More...

For What It’s Worth

Pictured is a Currier & Ives engraving, a small size with edge tears and staining titled “Trotting Mare Nancy Hanks.” The size and condition plus subject relates to value. More...

Diabetes Support Group

The monthly diabetes support group sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice will be held on Thursday, Oct. 12, from 1-2 p.m. at the Edward King Senior Center. No appointment or referral is needed. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Sept. 25 through Monday, Oct. 2 the Newport Police Department responded to 774 calls. Of those, 209 were motor vehicle related; there were 175 motor vehicle violations issued and 34 accident reports. More...

VFW Meeting

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5392 will hold its next meeting on Sunday, Oct. 15, at 11 a.m. at the post headquarters on Shove Street, Tiverton. A meal will be served after the meeting. Prospective new members are welcome to attend. More...

Network with Chamber Connections

Newport County Chamber Connections will be hosting an open networking event, on Thursday, Oct. 12 at Forty 1° North, from 5 to 8:30 p.m. A special performance will be given at 6:30 p.m. More...

Battle of Rhode Island

Learn what happened on Aquidneck Island leading up to the 1778 Battle of Rhode Island. The presentation will be at Mianonomi Park on Thursday, Oct. 12, at 4 p.m. Col. More...

Recycling Talk at Garden Club

The Quononoquott Garden Club invites the public to a recycling talk on Monday, Oct. 16, at the Jamestown Philomenian Library at 6:30 p.m. More...

Baby Steps Program

Baby Steps, a program for parents and caregivers of children up to age 3, will kick off its next session on Saturday, Oct. 7, starting with a light breakfast at 9:30 a.m., at the Florence Gray Center, 1 York St. More...

Hospital Volunteers Needed

An information session for potential Newport Hospital volunteers will be given on Tuesday, Oct. 10 and Tuesday, Nov. 14, from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. in the Gudoian Conference Room, 20 Powel Ave. More...