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October 17, 2018


Newport Jazz Assembly brings music to schools in Warwick, Newport, Lincoln, West Greenwich, and Providence

Newport Jazz Assembly, a performance series presented by Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc., which has brought music to dozens of schools throughout Rhode Island, Connecticut and Massachusetts, will perform in October and November at schools in Warwick, Newport, Lincoln, West Greenwich and Providence, RI. The series, funded by Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc., connects professional musicians to

Newport Mental Health to host free wellness workshops

Newport, RI – What’s the best way you can maintain healthy blood pressure and cholesterol levels without taking medications? Will blood pressure and cholesterol medications cause weight gain? Lower your libido? Interfere with other medications? Mary Jane Creely, APRN, and Lillian Thompson will help you learn your blood pressure and cholesterol numbers as well as

78 volunteers work with Clean Ocean Access to remove more than 200 pounds of debris from Pheasant Drive Beach

Middletown, RI- Clean Ocean Access (COA) hosted a beach cleanup on Saturday, September 24th at Pheasant Drive Beach in Portsmouth. 78 volunteers, including volunteers from the Portsmouth High School Soccer Team and local Portsmouth residents, worked together on this sunny afternoon to remove over 200 pounds of debris from the shoreline including a fishing pole,

Clean Ocean Access volunteers removed 198 pounds of debris from Easton Beach shoreline

Middletown, RI – Clean Ocean Access (COA) hosted a beach cleanup for International Coastal Cleanup Day on September 15, 2018. 73 volunteers of all ages worked together on this beautiful Saturday morning to remove 198 pounds of debris from the shoreline on Easton’s Beach including hundreds of cigarette butts, dozens of food wrappers, construction material

Rhode Island Foundation offering another $94,000 in grants to nonprofits that serve the Black community

The Rhode Island Foundation is offering $94,000 in grants to nonprofit organizations to fund programs that serve the Black community.   “Our aim is to support work that strengthens and empowers this community. We’re targeting organizations that focus on the unique needs of Rhode Island’s Black community, including those nonprofits that have a tradition of serving the

Newport Art Museum to host Inflatable Lawn Party at Art After Dark

Newport Art Museum’s Art After Dark, which recently received the 2017 Editor’s Pick Award for Best Artsy Social Event by Rhode Island Monthly Magazine, is back on Thursday, September 13 from 5 – 9 pm. Each Art After Dark has unique programming for the whole family. This event joins the ranks of the many events and educational programs the Museum currently offers in its galleries at 76 Bellevue

Friends of Ballard Park will host star gazing program on September 15th

Friends of Ballard Park will hold a star gazing program in Ballard Park’s quarry meadow on Saturday, September 15th from 7:30 to 9 pm. Robert Horton, Manager of Astronomical Laboratories at Brown University, and telescope operator Scott MacNeill of Brown University’s Ladd Observatory will guide event goers through the fall skies.  There will be a first quarter

Newport County YMCA’s ‘Prescribe the Y’ program hopes to change lives this September

September is Childhood Obesity Awareness Month, and while the dangers of childhood obesity are well chronicled, many families need support changing their families’ habits with the goal of overweight and obese children obtaining and maintaining a healthy weight. That’s why the Newport County YMCA’s Prescribe the Y program is changing lives, according to a press

Newport groups win nearly $30,000 in grants for local projects

Newport organizations have won nearly $30,000 in grants from the Rhode Island Foundation. The funding will support work that includes a community bike facility and wellness programs for senior citizens.   “We’re excited about these ideas for making community happen in more and better ways at the local level. Supporting community-building will improve shared places

Newport Festivals Foundation announces donation to LA’s The Harmony Project on behalf of Lucius; Brandi Carlile joins Newport Folk Festival Board of Advisors

On behalf of 2018 Newport Folk Festival performer Lucius, Newport Festivals Foundation announced on Tuesday via a press release that they have donated $5,000 to the Harmony Project – a nonprofit that provides free music instruction and instruments to youth in underserved areas of LA. The funds will be used to underwrite expenses for Harmony Project’s Leimert Park

Women’s Resource Center unveils new section of ‘Pathway To Hope’

The Women’s Resource Center serving Newport and Bristol Counties (WRC), a nonprofit domestic violence intervention and prevention services agency, unveiled a new section of its decades-old “Pathway to Hope” brick walkway.  The celebratory event was held on the agency’s newly renovated porch and throughout the grounds of its historic 114 Touro Street headquarters in Newport. The evening’s celebration offered

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