December 6, 2018 RSS feed / News Briefs

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...

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...

Call for Volunteers for Christmas Day Brunch

Volunteers are needed for the Seamen’s Church Institute Christmas Day Brunch, which will be served from 9 to 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 25. For more information, contact Tara at tara@seamensnewport.org.   More...

Help for Housing Hotline

Two paintings by local artist Sue McNally will be raffled off to help Newport Housing Hotline. The raffle tickets are on sale for $20, with the drawing scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 22. 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...

For What It’s Worth

A photo album from the late 19th century was recently brought in and one picture stood out: a signed carte de visite, or CdV for short, of John Greenleaf Whittier. More...

Three Kings Day

The Alliance Française of Newport will celebrate “La Fête des Rois,” also known as “Three Kings Day,” on Saturday, Jan. 5, from 1-3 p.m. at the Atlantic Resort. More...

Diabetes Support Group

The monthly diabetes support group sponsored by the Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice will be held on Thursday, Dec. 13, from 1 to 2 p.m. at the Edward King House Senior Center. Free and open to all persons with diabetes. More...

Vida silvestre en el invierno

Visite el Centro de visitantes de Sachuest Point, en Middletown, para un día de diversión festiva el domingo 9 dediciembre, de 2 a 4 pm. Aprenda sobre la vida silvestre en el invierno y los animales árticos, y cómo sobreviven al clima extremo. 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 Thursday, Dec. 13 and a baby free play is offered on Tuesday, Dec. 11, from 9 to 11 a.m. 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...

Holiday Toy Drives

Middletown Police Department’s annual Holiday Toy Drive will run until Dec. 19. The department will work with the Middletown School District, local housing organizations, and DCYF to locate eligible families to receive gifts. 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...

MLK Santa’s Workshop

Dr. Martin Luther King Center’s Santa's Workshop provides gifts for children ages birth to 18 years. It will take place on Monday, Dec. 17 and Tuesday, Dec. 18. The deadline to drop off unwrapped donations to 20 Dr. Marcus F. More...

VFW Meeting

The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 5392 will hold its next meeting on Sunday, Dec. 16, at 11 a.m. at the post headquarters on Shove Street, Tiverton. A meal will be served following the meeting. Prospective members are welcome to attend. More...

Ermino P. Lisbon Scholarship

Applications are now being accepted for the annual Ermino P. Lisbon Scholarship, sponsored by the NAACP Newport County Branch. The scholarship was established in 2001 to assist current college students who are in need of additional financial aid. 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...

Newport Police Log

During the period from Monday, Nov. 26 through Monday, Dec. 03 the Newport Police Department responded to 582 calls. Of those, 141 were motor vehicle related; there were 116 motor vehicle violations issued and 25 accident reports. More...

NHS Annual Meeting

The Newport Historical Society will hold its annual meeting on Thursday, Dec. 13, at 4 p.m. at the Colony House. The society’s new website, NewportHistory.org, will be launched and a lecture “The Vintner and the Indian,” by Dr. More...

Competition Aids Lucy’s Hearth

The Newport Rifle Club has donated $1,200 and 10 baskets of food, personal care items and clothing to Lucy’s Hearth. More...

Winter Wildlife

Visit the Sachuest Point Visitor Center, in Middletown for a day of holiday fun on Sunday, Dec. 9, from 2 to 4 p.m. Learn about winter wildlife and arctic animals, and how they survive the extreme climate. More...

Coping with the Holidays

On Thursday, Dec. 13, Visiting Nurse Home & Hospice will host “Coping with the Holidays,” a support group for the grieving, from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at 1184 East Main Road, Portsmouth. 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...