November 29, 2018 RSS feed / News Briefs

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...

Powered by Prince Workshop Dec. 4

The Frederick Henry Prince Memorial Fund at Newport Hospital offers “Powered by Prince” grants to residents and organizations in Newport County that are focused on building a healthier community for our children. More...

Holiday Assistance

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center will be taking names for Christmas holiday assistance until Dec. 3. More...

Healthy Soils, Healthy Seas RI

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse and Sen. Jack Reed will speak on Friday, Dec. 7, at 10 a.m., at the launch of a new multi-year project with Clean Ocean Access and 11th Hour Racing at the Mooring Restaurant, 1 Sayers Wharf. More...

Doorway Decorating Contest

Get in the holiday spirit and help build Christmas cheer by decorating your front door in colonial tradition with all natural materials. 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...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Nov. 19 through Monday, Nov. 26 the Newport Police Department responded to 452 calls. Of those, 112 were motor vehicle related; there were 94 motor vehicle violations issued and 18 accident reports. More...

Wreaths Across America

Join “Wreaths Across America” to lay 750 wreaths on the gravesites of Newport's veterans on Saturday, Dec. 15, at noon, at Island Cemetery, 30 Warner Street. The event is free and open to the public. More...

Sea Rose Open House

The Sea Rose Montessori Co-op School will hold an open house on Saturday, Dec. 1, from 1 to 3 p.m. More...

Pequeños Pasos

Baby Steps celebrará su próxima sesión el sábado 3 de noviembre. La sesión comenzará con un desayuno ligero a las 9:30 am en el Florence Gray Center, 1 York St. More...

Broadway Walk About Dec. 9

Broadway will be bustling again with activity for all to enjoy on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 11 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Artisans will be on hand for holiday shopping from the Corner Cafe down to Fastnet. There will be an ice sculpting demonstration at 11 a.m. More...

Sail Newport Annual Meeting

Sail Newport welcomes those interested in joining to its annual meeting and holiday party on Tuesday, Dec. 4, at 5:30 p.m. at 72 Fort Adams Drive. Members will vote at 6 p.m. on the slate of directors and Advisory Council for 2019. More...

Travel Basketball League

Registration is open for Newport Recreation Developmental Travel Basketball League. The league practices once a week and plays on Sunday afternoon or early Friday evening. More...

Rogers Boosters Tree and Wreath Sale

The Rogers Boosters is holding a Christmas tree and wreath sale on Saturday, Dec. 1 and Sunday, Dec. 2 at IYRS, 449 Thames St. The Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. More...

Swearing In Ceremony

The Council and the School Committee of the City of Newport invite the public to the Joint Inauguration Ceremony Saturday, Dec. 1, at noon in the Rogers Highs School Auditorium. More...

Playtime on Broadway

Preschoolers are invited to explore open-ended free play at Mr. Tim’s Kid Corner. The current theme of "blocks" is offered from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 4 and Thursday, Dec. 6 and 13. A baby free play is offered on Tuesday, Dec. More...

Toy Drive

Newport Police F.O.P. Lodge #8 is collecting new children’s toys that will be included in yearly food baskets to be distributed in December. Unwrapped toys can be dropped off at the police station, 120 Broadway. More...

Cliff Walk Restriction

Access to the Cliff Walk from Seaview Avenue will be closed through Dec. 21. Water pollution control crews will perform drainage improvements and install a new concrete walk. More...

For What It’s Worth

A friend emailed a photo of a table belonging to his mother inquiring of its value. From the 1870s, this American parlor table has a marble top and is commonly called Eastlake style. More...

‘Tech Boost’

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. More...

Baby Steps

Baby Steps will hold its next session on Saturday, Dec. 1, starting with a light breakfast at 9:30 a.m. at the Florence Gray Center, 1 York St. More...

Chamber Excellence in Business Awards

All Newport County Chamber of Commerce members in good standing are eligible for an ‘Excellence in Business’ award. More...

Shop and Drop

Parents are invited to drop children ages 6 to 15 for a holiday craft workshop at the Seamen’s Church Institute’s Discovery Deck Maritime Exhibit on Dec. 7, 8, and 15 from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost is $25 per child. Space is limited. 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...