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...

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...

Norman Bird Sanctuary invites local schoolchildren to enjoy Vacation-Camp Experiences

Rhode Island children can make the most of their school vacation time with nature-based Vacation Camps at Norman Bird Sanctuary’s 325-acre outdoor classroom.   During public school vacation weeks, nature-themed...

Alliance Française of Newport awards scholarship to Emil Hillmer, Senior at Rogers High School

The Alliance Française of Newport today announced this year’s scholarship award to Emil Hillmer, an outstanding Aquidneck Island high school student who has excelled in the study of French language.   Emil,...
Newport Hospital

Newport Hospital cancels ‘A Salute to Health’, signature summer event had been scheduled for...

Newport Hospital this week announced that after thoughtful consideration that they have canceled its signature summer event, A Salute to Health, amidst the ongoing and unprecedented COVID-19 health epidemic.

Potter League for Animals launches “Poorly Drawn Pet Portraits” Facebook Fundraiser

The following was written by Kara Montalbano, Director of Marketing & Community Relations, Potter League For Animals. It’s time to put the “fun” back in fundraising! If you donate...

South Kingstown High School graduate presented with $5,000 scholarships during the 2019 Newport Jazz...

Natixis Investment Managers (Natixis), presenting sponsor of the Newport Jazz Festival, announced recently that Matthew Pearl and Luca Simeone have been awarded the 2019 George Wein Jazz Ambassador Scholarship.
Clean Ocean Access

Clean Ocean Access tackling plastic pollution in the Providence River

Clean Ocean Access has made the following announcement regarding their involvement in tackling plastic pollution in the Providence River. The Announcement Mayor Jorge Elorza, City of...

Cox Communications launches new “Tech Boost” Program with $10,000 Grant to Dr. Martin Luther...

Newport, RI - Cox Communications announced the award of $40,000 in “Tech Boosts” grants to four organizations devoted to improving the lives of children and families through technology-driven education to empower them to better...

MLK Center receives funding for food acquisition

Although unable to hold its traditional late summer food drive in its 20 branches statewide, Bank Rhode Island (BankRI) is helping ensure their food pantry partners have resources to meet the increased...

NAPS volunteers clean hundreds of pounds of debris at Coreys Lane Beach cleanup

Photo: Group shot of the volunteers at the Coreys Lane beach cleanup  Clean Ocean Access (COA) hosted a beach cleanup on Saturday, October 13th at Coreys Lane in Portsmouth where 19 volunteers, including 14 students from...

Hope Valley School, Thompson Middle School receive water bottle filling station from The Greenlove...

On April 4, 2019, members of the Greenlove Foundation(GLF) attended an assembly at the Hope Valley School in Chariho. The foundation donated a water bottle filling station(WBFS) to the school in memory...

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

“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...

CCRI to Host 3rd Annual Raising Opportunities Benefit on May 31

On the heels of its largest graduating class in 20 years, the Community College of Rhode Island will host the 3rd annual Raising Opportunities benefit on Friday, May 31, to help fund key programs,...

Music On The Lawn returns to St. John’s for six performances this summer

The Friends of Music at St. John’s has announced the return of their annual summer music series, Music on the Lawn, featuring great bands, awesome food trucks, beverage service, a 50/50 raffle...

Consider supporting a local nonprofit on this Giving Tuesday

New research from the YMCA finds that more than 62% of Americans 18-38 support at least one cause per month—and that they likely learned of that cause through social media.

Leading Aquidneck Island homeless advocate accepts new challenge

The following has been submitted by Lucy's Hearth. Longtime Lucy’s Hearth director Jennifer Barrera is leaving the acclaimed homeless program to join the Rhode Island Coalition for the Homeless. 

25th Annual Leukemia Cup Regatta: How you can get involved, support, and raise more...

For the 25th year, the New England sailing community will come together in support The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society at the 2019 Leukemia Cup Regatta. Sailors fund-raise with...

Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project to offer spring training classes

The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP) will hold "Introduction to Marine Archaeology" 9a.m.-4p.m. on Saturday February 22, at its new artifact management facility on the campus of the Herreshoff Marine...

Newport County Chamber of Commerce’s ‘Ton of Love Food Drive’ helps support MLK Center

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce has announced the total collected from its annual Ton of Love Food Drive that was held in February to benefit the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....

Veterans of Newport to host 2019 Veterans Day Celebration at Cappy’s on Sunday

The Veterans of Newport is inviting the public to join them for a 2019 Veterans Day Celebration from 2 pm to 6 pm on Sunday, November 10th at Cappy's Hillside Cafe.

EFC Newport to host 2018 Beth Moore Living Proof Simulcast on September 29

Newport, RI - On Saturday, September 29, 2018, EFC Newport Women’s Ministry will host the 2018 Beth Moore Living Proof Simulcast at their location at 70 Bliss Mine Road. The event is open to...

Guest View: Newport Farmers’ Markets open, summer is here!

By Bevan Linsley, Executive Director, Aquidneck Community Table The Aquidneck Growers Markets are open for summer, providing our community with access to a full complement of local food vendors...

Newport Restoration Foundation now accepting nominations for 2019 Doris Duke Preservation Awards

A joint program of the Newport Restoration Foundation and the City of Newport, the annual Doris Duke Preservation Awards encourages excellence in historic preservation within the community by recognizing exemplary historic preservation...

Rev’d Della Wager Wells named new Priest-in-Charge at Emmanuel Church

Emmanuel Church has announced that they have new leadership. "Please join us welcoming the Rev'd Della Wager Wells, called as Priest-in-Charge at Emmanuel Church, 42 Dearborn Street, Newport.  Her...