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Norman Bird Sanctuary invites high-schoolers to hike trails and learn naturalist skills for stipend and community service hours

Local high school students can now serve the community by getting active and learning in nature at Norman Bird Sanctuary’s new Ready, Set, Hike program this fall. Over the course of 5 Sunday hikes, high-schoolers will explore all seven miles of hiking trails at NBS with an eye out for birds and native wildlife. During

Wet Paint raises record-breaking $145,651 for Newport Art Museum

The Newport Art Museum’s beloved art making event and fundraiser, Wet Paint, presented by Russell Morin Catering & Events and Newport Restaurant Group, wrapped up on Sunday, August 13 raising a grand total of $145,651 for the Museum’s exhibitions, outreach, education and historic preservation efforts and setting a new record for the event. On Saturday, 448 artists of all backgrounds, skill levels

First Ever AmpSurf Clinic Launches in Newport County

  For the first time ever, AmpSurf will hold a clinic in Newport County. AmpSurf New England will hold an adaptive surfing clinic at Second Beach in Middletown, RI on September 16th, 2017.  The event involves adaptive surf therapy with certified adaptive surf instructors and is free for anyone with any kind of disability.  The event

Newport County YMCA, RhodySquash and the de Ramel Foundation partner to provide future squash programs in Newport County

On Thursday, August 31st, the de Ramel Foundation announced a gift of $500,000 to the Newport County YMCA to support the future of squash in Newport County. The partnership between the Newport County YMCA, RhodySquash and the de Ramel Foundation began February 1st, 2017. This relationship aligns three organizations with common goals of youth development,

Sail Newport hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to open New Mid-Park Marine Education and Recreation Center

Sail Newport, along with a slate of dignitaries, officials and supporters, celebrated the opening of its new Mid-Park Marine Education and Recreation Center today. Over 200 people joined Executive Director Brad Read for a ribbon cutting ceremony, including Governor Gina Raimondo, Senator Sheldon Whitehouse, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) Director Janet Coit, former

Changes ahead for leadership and management at newportFILM

newportFILM announced on Tuesday, August 22nd that longtime Executive Director Terri Conners will transition into a role on the Board of Directors this fall, current Managing Director Rebecca Bertrand will be named Executive Director. Conners was hired by newportFILM Founders Andrea van Beuren and Nancy Donahoe in 2010 as the organization’s first Executive Director. Over

Child & Family Names New Vice President of Fund Development

Child & Family has announced that Betsy Akin has been selected as the new Vice President of Fund Development for the Middletown-based organization. Akin will plan and execute a comprehensive development plan to support the programs and services that reach more than 6,000 individuals annually in Rhode Island. “Betsy will bring to us a wealth

Newport Restoration Foundation Announces 11th Annual Doris Duke Preservation Award Honorees

The 11th annual Doris Duke Preservation Awards will recognize three recent projects for their contributions to preserving Newport’s architectural heritage and character. The awards will be presented on Friday, September 8, 2017, at a celebration at Rough Point, the Newport home of preservationist and philanthropist Doris Duke. The Doris Duke Preservation Awards is a collaboration

Aquidneck Land Trust Announces Merritt Neighborhood Fund Award Winners

Aquidneck Land Trust (“ALT”) has awarded 15 grants totaling over $14,000 to local community and neighborhood groups through its annual grant program, the Merritt Neighborhood Fund. Grant awards ranged from $250 to $2,000. Established in 1999 to honor the late Peter M. Merritt, the organization’s president emeritus, the Fund supports projects that strengthen community identity

Over $22K Raised at Second Annual All Charity Day Polo Match

It was all good times for a good cause on Sunday at Newport Polo’s second annual All Charity Day Match.  The venue was alive with attendees present to support more than 20 civic and charitable organizations that this year’s match funded, including Boy Scouts of America Narragansett Council, Boys Town New England, Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island, Community String Project, Fairways for Warriors, Greenlock Therapeutic Riding

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RI Foundation Awards More Than $270,000 to Newport County Nonprofits on Thursday

The Rhode Island Foundation announced today (July 20th) it will award more than $270,000 to nonprofit organizations serving Newport County residents.   The grants, through the Foundation’s Newport County Fund (NCF), will underwrite a host of activities ranging from job readiness training and after-school activities to preventing relationship violence and stocking food pantries.   “From


IYRS Raises $875,000 at 20th Annual Summer Gala

On the evening of Saturday, July 8, over 650 supporters gathered for the 20th Annual IYRS Summer Gala, title sponsored by State Street. The school raised $875,000 between sponsorships, tickets, donations and auction items.  This year, for the third consecutive year, Anne & Matt Hamilton, Barbara van Beuren & Steve Glascock, and Helene & Archie van Beuren served as

Newport Hospital Summer Soirée Raises $719K

A Salute to Health, Newport Hospital’s Summer Soiree Honoring Ginny and Jim Purviance, Raises $719,140 Among the total raised, evening’s special Fund-A- Need generates $385,850 to support the creation of a new behavioral health services program   With a pleasant breeze rolling off the water complemented by picturesque views of Newport Harbor and Narragansett Bay,

Music On The Porch: Kane Brother’s Will Perform at Eisenhower House on July 12th

The “Music on the Porch” series at the Eisenhower House in Fort Adams State Park continues July 12th with the Kane Brothers. The inaugural launch of the “Music on the Porch” concert series at the Eisenhower House in Fort Adams State Park premiered with the Lois Vaughan Jazz Quartet on June 29th with over 200 attendees. July’s free concert will feature

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