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October 19, 2018

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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

‘Wet Paint’ raises more than $121,000 for Newport Art Museum

The Newport Art Museum’s beloved art making event and fundraiser, Wet Paint, wrapped up on Sunday, August 12 raising a grand total of $121,780 for the Museum’s exhibitions, outreach, education and historic preservation. On Saturday, 380 artists of all ages, backgrounds and skill levels made art and donated their work, much of it still wet, to the Museum. Over

The Museum of Newport Irish History will host ‘Shamrocks & Seashells’ benefit on September 8th

“Shamrocks & Seashells,” the 9th Annual Benefit for the Museum of Newport Irish History’s Interpretive Center, will be held Saturday, September 8, at 6:00 p.m. at Easton’s Beach Rotunda Ballroom. Traditional Irish music will be played by “The Exiles,” featuring award-winning Irish step dancer, Kevin T. Doyle. Guests will also enjoy a bagpiper greeting, vintage

Youth triathletes from across the state will participate in ‘Chasing Summer’ at Fort Adams on Sunday

On Sunday, August 12, 2018 from 10AM to 2PM, the Newport County YMCA, Fort Adams Trust and the CMAK Foundation, will host an affordable, family end of summer celebration called “Chasing Summer” at Fort Adams. The event is the celebration of the Y’s Race4Chase Kids Triathlon Program. Every YMCA in Rhode Island will be represented

Island Moving Company raises more than $175,000 at annual Nuit Blanche Summer Gala

The annual Nuit Blanche summer gala for Island Moving Company raised more than $175,000 for the nonprofit organization’s professional dance company, pre-professional afterschool dance training program, and in-school educational programs. Held July 6 at Ronald Lee Fleming’s New York Times featured Bellevue House, approximately 380 guests enjoyed this year’s “Dance is in the Air” Marrakesh

SSV Oliver Hazard Perry named Rhode Island’s Official Flagship and Tall Ship Ambassador (Updated)

Photo: SSV Oliver Hazard Perry under sail. (Credit Jan Forest) In July, Rhode Island Governor Gina M. Raimondo signed legislation making Sailing School Vessel (SSV) Oliver Hazard Perry the Official Flagship and Tall Ship Ambassador of Rhode Island. The 200 foot, three-masted Class A Tall Ship is the first ocean-going full-rigged ship to be built in the U.S. in

Barrington grad wins 2018 George Wein Jazz Ambassador Scholarship, will receive $5k Natixis scholarship at Newport Jazz Festival

Natixis Investment Managers continues its tradition of presenting two $5,000 scholarships to high school students who have shown tremendous music ability, strong academic achievement, and a commitment to giving back to their communities. The 2018 George Wein Jazz Ambassador Scholarships will be presented to Erin Cowden of Barrington, R.I., and Jeffrey Gordon of Lexington, Mass.

Newport Hospital’s summer celebration, A Salute to Health, raises $934,350

A perfect summer evening set the stage on Thursday, July 12, as Newport Hospital welcomed nearly 500 friends and supporters to the historic Eisenhower House for its 2018 Summer Celebration, A Salute to Health. Representing the hospital’s largest annual fundraiser, the event raised $934,350 in support of patient care and life-saving programs while also honoring

OHPRI’s Summer Party raises more than $50,000 for SSV Oliver Hazard Perry

The sixth annual summer fundraising party for Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island (OHPRI) raised over $50,000 for the non-profit organization’s education-at-sea programs. Held Thursday, June 28 at Newport’s Fort Adams State Park, where SSV Oliver Hazard Perry was dockside and open for tours, the event celebrated the Tall Ship’s 2018 voyages and the momentum her programs have enjoyed since she first sailed

Arts and cultural organizations can apply for $30,000 grants from The Rhode Island Foundation

Small arts and cultural organizations from the minority community have until July 20 at 11:59 p.m. to apply for grants of up to $30,000 from the Rhode Island Foundation through its Expansion Arts Program. “We believe in the value of nourishing the artistic and cultural traditions of communities of color,” said Daniel Kertzner, who oversees the program for

Local sports camp reaches kids from across Newport County

With clear skies and cooler temperatures covering New England this week, local camp coordinators at Evangelical Friends Church Newport are calling their weeklong Kickin’ Kids Sports Camp a WIN! A trained coaching team from Uncharted Water (UW) Sports Ministry of South Carolina worked with children from across Newport Count in sports mastery, combined with Bible

Clean Ocean Access re-energizes Sachuest Point Program

Clean Ocean Access (COA) is entering its 12th year of service – with an exclusive focus on Aquidneck Island. In 2014, COA began cleaning Sachuest Point National Wildlife Refuge as part of the Marine Debris Solutions Lifecycle Project. This program expanded in 2015 and became part of the larger COA Flexible Cleanup Program, which provides

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Island Moving Company and BankNewport to offer Great Friends Dance Festival tickets to local non-profit organizations

Island Moving Company and BankNewport are partnering to give away 150 free tickets to the opening night of the ninth annual Great Friends Dance Festival on July 18, 2018, at St Michaels Country Day School. The community tickets are being distributed to local residents through area social service agencies. “Through our partnership with Island Moving

Internationally acclaimed fashion designer and cookbook author Zac Posen will headline 13th Annual Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival

The Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival, one of the East Coast’s most sophisticated and anticipated events, returns for its 13th-year from September 20 – 23, 2018. The Marble House lawn will once again be the spectacular setting for the two-day Grand Tasting on Saturday, September 22 and Sunday, September 23, which offers guests the

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Newport Festivals Foundation makes donation to Girls Rock! RI, helps create Band Booster Program

Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. has announced that they will provide financial support to create the Band Booster program, a new initiative for Girls Rock! RI, whose mission is to use music creation and critical thinking to foster empowerment, collaborative relationships and the development of healthy identities in girls, women, trans and gender non-conforming individuals. The Band

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