Rhode Island Foundation offers more than $270,000 in grants to serve Newport County residents

Nonprofit organizations that serve residents of Newport County’s six cities and towns have until Feb. 13 to apply for more than $270,000 in grants from the Rhode Island Foundation.

Jamestown Arts Center names Maureen Coleman new Executive Director

The Jamestown Arts Center (JAC) announced today the appointment of Maureen Coleman as its new Executive Director. "Coleman brings to the JAC over 25 years of non-profit leadership...

Child & Family welcomes new Board of Directors Members and Foster Care Director

Child & Family has announced the newest members of their Board of Directors and a new Foster Care Director. Bios and photos via Child & Family.

Guest View: Is Rhode Island’s child welfare system broken?

The following is a Letter to the Editor that was written by Marty Sinnott, President & CEO, Child & Family. This is an important question for the public and...

Newport County Youth Chorus welcoming students in grades 2 – 4 to join “Scattin’...

The Newport County Youth Chorus has announced that they are welcoming new singers in grades 2 through 4 to join their next four-week program called “Scattin’ with Ella (Fitzgerald)”.

Save The Bay’s Exploration Center and Aquarium closed to the public for installation of...

Save The Bay’s family-friendly Exploration Center and Aquarium in Newport closed on January 1st to the public for the installation of a new, accessible, shark-and-skate touch tank entitled “Sharks and Skates of...

Aquidneck Singers, Newport County Youth Chorus’ Middle School Ensemble to perform during Winter Concert

The Choral Collective of Newport County will present a Winter Concert on Saturday, January 25 at 4:00 pm at Calvary United Methodist Church in Middletown. The choruses will be led by Artistic...

Island Moving Company names Peter Nicholas Bramante as Executive Director

In an email to subscribers/supporters this morning, Island Moving Company officially announced and introduced their new Executive Director. " After a nationwide search, Island Moving Company (IMC) has named...

Annual Beach Polo Exhibition during Newport Winter Festival will support MLK Center

Newport Polo announced today a partnership with the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center for the 9th annual Beach Polo exhibition at 1 PM on February 22 - 23, weather permitting, as a highlight of the 32nd annual Newport...
Polar Bear Plunge

Annual Polar Bear Plunge returns to Easton’s Beach on New Year’s Day

New Year’s Day is almost here and area “polar bears” are preparing to make their annual plunge into the frigid waters off Easton’s Beach. While taking a dip in near-freezing water might not...

Seamen’s Church Institute offering a free meal to anyone who needs it on Christmas

No one needs to go without dinner or company on Christmas Day. Seamen’s Church Institute is inviting the public to join them on Christmas Day for their Annual Christmas...

12th Annual Singing For Shelter raises more than $11,500 for local homeless shelters

Singing For Shelter founders Anne and Mark Gorman recently presented the proceeds of the 12th annual Singing For Shelter concert to Kelly A. Lee, executive director of Lucy’s Hearth and Ken Robinson,...

Brady Sullivan Properties donates 70 bikes to Child & Family’s Foster Care Program

On Tuesday, December 17, 2019, Brady Sullivan Properties delivered 70 new bikes to the Child & Family Providence Community Center at 1268 Eddy Street in Providence. The donation is part of a...

MLK Center, East Bay Community Action Program will share $40,000 in grants from Rhode...

Sparked by a recent study reporting that thousands of Rhode Islanders are going hungry every day, the Rhode Island Foundation today announced that food banks serving Newport will share $40,000 in special...

Winners of 2019 Christmas In Newport Doorway Decorating Contest announced

Christmas In Newport announced the winners of the 2019 Christmas in Newport Door Decorating Contest this morning. Participants were encouraged to decorate their doorways with natural materials/decorations and...