November 8, 2018 RSS feed / News Briefs

Barracudas at Home

The Boys & Girls Club of Newport County’s competitive swim team known as the Barracudas had their first home meet of the season on Oct. 20. More...

Responsible Flag Disposal

Eagle Scout candidate Nick Johnson of Troop 1-Portsmouth has established a permanent tattered flag collection box at the Portsmouth Free Public Library.   More...

Rose Island Night

A fundraiser will be held Thursday, Nov. 15, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Cappy's to benefit the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation.   More...

French Conversation Group

The Alliance Francaise of Newport is offering a Saturday morning “drop in” conversation group from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at The French Confection, 72 East Main Road, Middletown. Speakers at all levels are welcome. More...

Light Up

Bicyclists are reminded to be visible at night. As the clocks fall back, cyclists need to light up. Daylight Savings Time ended on Sunday, Nov. 4. As darkness arrives earlier, cyclists are reminded to take extra precaution riding at night. More...

Holidays by the Sea

The local business community is invited to kick off the holiday shopping season on Friday, Nov. 16, at 9:30 a.m. at Empire Tea & Coffee, at the corner of William Street and Bellevue Avenue. More...

For What It’s Worth

Pictured is an example of everything that you should not to to a fine vintage Louis Vuitton trunk! It belonged to an uncle who received the trunk as a gift from the Taylor family of the Glen. More...

AARP Meeting

The Newport Chapter of AARP #207 will hold its monthly meeting on Monday, Nov. 19 at 1:30 p.m. at Fenner Hall. Harley Tinney, author, tour guide, storyteller and former resident and owner of Belcourt Castle will be the featured speaker. More...

Chess Club

The new Aquidneck Island Chess Club, an affiliate of the U.S. Chess Federation, has been established at the Middletown Public Library. Players of all ages and levels are welcome. Bring a set if you have one. However, some will be available. More...

First Newport PFLAG Meeting

The first support meeting of PFLAG Greater Providence (parents, friends, families, allies and members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and gender non-conforming community) Newport Satellite will take place at Channing Memorial Church on Thu More...

Holiday Food Needs

Every gift matters, from a $20 Stop and Shop gift card or cans of soup from the pantry to a large-scale food drive at your office or school. More...

Adult Adaptive Swim

A new adaptive swim and gym program for adults 18-and-over with special healthcare needs is being offered on Mondays from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Boys & Girls Club on Church Street. The six-week program runs from Nov. 12 to Dec. 17. More...

Navy Land Cleanups

Environmental cleanups of old Navy sites along the western shoreline of Aquidneck Island, and on the north end of Gould Island, are headed toward the finish line. More...

Lending a Hand

Newport Hospital is looking for volunteers to lend a helping hand and share their talents in a variety of positions, such as providing relaxing hand massage and Reiki, recreational therapy aide, greeter, wheelchair escort or gift shop assistant. More...

Horse Association

Members of the Aquidneck Island Horse Association will meet at the Old Stone Church in Tiverton on Saturday, Nov. 17, at 4:30 p.m. for a Thanksgiving meal and meeting. More...

Nonprofit Roundtable

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce is hosting a nonprofit leaders roundtable on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Rough Point, 680 Bellevue Ave. Claire Costello, Managing Director Strategic Philanthropy at U.S. More...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Oct 29 through Monday, Nov. 5 the Newport Police Department responded to 598 calls. Of those, 122 were motor vehicle related; there were 90 motor vehicle violations issued and 32 accident reports. More...

Arts Around the Fire

Newport’s Arts and Cultural Alliance’s monthly networking event, “Arts Around the Fire,” will meet on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 6-8 p.m. at Salvation Café. More...

Rabbit Demonstration

Seaside Rabbits presents a demonstration titled “Handling Your House Rabbit” on Tuesday, Nov. 13, from 5:30 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. at Pet Value, 99 East Main Road, Middletown. More...

‘Four Legs to Stand On’

CODAC and Newport County Regional Prevention Coalition presents “Four Legs to Stand On” on Wednesday, Nov. 14, from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at St. Paul’s Methodist Church, 12 Marlborough St. More...

Blue Cross Medicare Seminar

Blue Cross & Blue Shield of Rhode Island is hosting a free informational seminar on Wednesday, Nov. 14, at 6 p.m. at Courtyard Marriott, 9 Commerce Drive, Middletown. More...

Vegan Potluck

Bring a Thanksgiving vegan dish with a card listing all ingredients for four to share, no cheese, eggs, butter, yogurt, honey, or other dairy-based foods, meat, fish, or shellfish. More...