Newport, RI – All year round, people bring outgrown and otherwise unused bikes to Bike Newport’s community bike project – where they receive a little TLC and find their way to new owners. Bikes are restored and made road-ready by volunteers and by folks who earn the bikes through volunteering. Among the beach cruisers, road racers, and
Newport County – Bank of America has announced Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center as a 2017 Neighborhood Builder. The nonprofit is being recognized for its longtime contributions to the Newport County community, improving economic and social progress throughout the state. Through Neighborhood Builders (#NeighborhoodBuilders), the bank provides nonprofits with a unique combination of
Middletown, RI – OceanPointe Christian Church has announced that they will serve as one of more than 450 churches around the world that will host Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, simultaneously on Friday, February 9, 2018. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people
Middletown, RI – Child & Family has announced the receipt of a total of $120,000 in recent gifts from local and national charitable foundations. The grants will support Child & Family programs which serve vulnerable children, at-risk families and elders in need, throughout Rhode Island. The Walmart Foundation has gifted Child & Family $50,000 for its Supportive Housing program which provides safe, affordable
Newport County, RI – On Monday, December 11, 2017, the Newport County YMCA hosted a check presentation for Pie Run sponsors and charitable recipients to connect and celebrate the success of the Pie Run together. The Newport County YMCA hosted the 32nd Annual Pie Run on Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 23, 2017. The race, originally founded
Newport, RI – The Preservation Society of Newport County has announced that the van Beuren Charitable Foundation has made a one million dollar grant to The Preservation Society of Newport County to launch the first stage of a multi-year, multi-million dollar project to recapture the original spirit of The Breakers landscape while rehabilitating many lost
Newport, RI -Senior Pastor Paul Hoffman announced on What’sUpNewp’s Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK Newport on Monday, December 11th that EFC Newport would be expanding their geographical boundaries in Newport County in the coming year. At their October 29, 2017 annual congregational meeting, EFC Newport members cast a historic vote to expand their geographical
Providence, RI – Share season’s greetings with friends, family, and neighbors this year with fun, uniquely designed holiday cards created by the talented students of Meeting Street. This year’s collection features an array of holiday designs, including a Stately Snowman, a Seasonal Songbird, a Snowflake and Trimmed Trees. Card designs from past years are also available for purchase.
In the season of giving, the Newport Polo Club is reaching out to the nonprofit community for nominations of civic or charitable organizations for consideration as the beneficiary for its 18th annual charity gala, on Friday, Aug. 3, 2018, in one of Newport’s famed mansions. Each year the Newport Polo Club selects a new beneficiary to
Registration is now open for the fifth annual Newport Night Run, which will be held on April 7th, 2018. The 5K road race benefits the Newport Public Education Foundation and is produced by Gray Matter Marketing. Since it’s inception in 2014, the Newport Night Run has raised more than $10,000 for the Newport Public Education Foundation.
The second Keeping History Above Water conference, held October 29 through November 1 in Annapolis, Maryland, brought 275 attendees from around the world to discuss the impact of sea level rise on historic coastal communities, according to a press release issued today from the Newport Restoration Foundation. The first conference, organized by the Newport Restoration Foundation in
The First Annual Rogers High School Christmas Tree & Wreath sale will take place December 2 & 3 at IYRS, 449 Lower Thames Street, Newport. This sale was previously hosted by Cluny School in Newport. The sale runs from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday, or while
Friends of Ballard Park has announced that they will be hosting a cleanup of Ballard Park on Saturday, December 2nd from 10 am to 12 noon to get the park ready for its 13th Annual Illuminated Garden in February. Volunteers are needed to remove invasive plants. They will also pick up trash and scrape paint from the entry
A1 Roofing and Construction located on Bliss Road in Newport donated more than 60 turkeys to the Marcus Wheatland Avenue based Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center to help those in need celebrate a Happy Thanksgiving. This was the fifth year A1 has donated to the Community Center as part of the company’s efforts to
People’s Credit Union’s Community Enhancement Committee, Employee Activities Committee, and Senior Leadership Team recently partnered in a joint effort to raise funds for Thanksgiving baskets. Employees from the three groups each donated $15 which went towards purchasing items for the baskets that were then donated to Child & Family Services. Lyn Dawley, VP of Lending
The Preservation Society of Newport County is pleased to announce the appointment of Mary Heath and Move Marketing as its Senior Corporate Underwriting Representative. She will be responsible for creating underwriting alliances and activating sponsor programs for the Preservation Society and its many seasonal events, including the Newport Symposium, exhibitions in the Rosecliff galleries, lectures,
The Rhode Island Foundation’s Program for Animal Welfare awarded Norman Bird Sanctuary an $11,000 grant to further develop the Animal Ambassador care and education program. The program is designed to directly support the care, feeding, and enrichment of the animals in Norman Bird Sanctuary’s care, including a barred owl, two red-tailed hawks, rabbits, rats,
Norman Bird Sanctuary invites community members to celebrate a year of achievements and outstanding volunteer contributions at their Annual Meeting at Newport Vineyards on Thursday, November 30th. Members, supporters, and the community are invited to recognize extraordinary accomplishments including the renovation of the organization’s historic Barn Museum, the reconstruction of their organic educational garden, and
Bridge to Fitness held an especially created group exercise class on Saturday, November 11th to raise almost $1,000 to benefit the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center (MLK Center). The fitness facility inspired group exercise class trainers, Rachel Alexander and Lauren Freitas, to come up with a unique and early November fundraising event with the
For over a decade, Newport restaurateur Richard Sardella is donating 170 turkeys to the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center (MLK Center) in Newport for its holiday food drive. This is the 11th year that Sardella’s Ristorante Italiano has provided the main attraction of the distinctly American holiday so that all local families can enjoy
After completing a full schedule of programs and festivals in New England, Bermuda and Cuba during 2017, the 200-foot Tall Ship SSVOliver Hazard Perry is preparing for her 2018 adventures, which will take her to Charleston, S.C. and St. Petersburg, Fla. before she sails south to Cuba and Jamaica.Perry is America’s newest Tall Ship and Rhode Island’s Official Sailing Education Vessel.
HopeHealth announced today that they have expanded hospice, palliative, and home care services to Newport County with the opening of a location in Middletown. Hope Hospice & Palliative Care RI and Visiting Nurse of HopeHealth, HopeHealth’s Rhode Island branches, have started services recently. HopeHealth staff is caring for patients in Jamestown, Middletown, Newport, and Portsmouth
A dedication ceremony for a second water bottle filling station donated by the Greenlove Foundation was held at Rogers High School cafeteria on October 31, 2017. Present were RHS Principal Jared Vance, NEEC Member Elizabeth Blank, Council Woman Susan Taylor and Greenlove Board Members Linda Pickin, Kathy James-Bowers, Mary O’Connor and Michael Bowers. Faculty and
Massachusetts State Lottery and the Boston Celtics honored Stephanie Frazier Grimm of Middletown, RI as a Hero Among Us during the second quarter of the November 1st game between the Boston Celtics and Sacramento Kings. Since its establishment in 1997 by the Boston Celtics, The Heroes Among Us program has recognized outstanding individuals who have
The people of Newport, use an everyday friendly gesture to address a very serious problem, according to Bike Newport. It’s called the Newport Wave and it’s designed to save lives. The Newport Wave was introduced in 2015 after three pedestrians lost their lives on the city’s streets in the course of just a few months.