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TAM Awarded Grant

Turning Around Ministries (TAM) in Newport, was one of 12 nonprofits across the state that was awarded $10,000 as part of the Rhode Island Gives Vax Challenge. Each time the state vaccinates an additional 5,000 people it will randomly select eligible nonprofits to be awarded the funds. The program is...
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Newport Folk Fest Artists Visit Boys & Girls Club of Newport County

Campers at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Newport County’s Camp Grosvenor got a sneak peek at the caliber of performances at this year’s Newport Folk Festival when The Ballroom Thieves visited the kids at the Saunderstown camp to perform, share instruments and interact with them. Since 2013, the Newport Festivals Foundation, organizers of the iconic Newport Folk Festival and Newport Jazz Festival, has collaborated with the Club to bring enriching, live performances to Club members to expose them to vocal and instrumental music, and has funded music instruction at the Clubhouse.
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BankNewport awards $212K in grants to local nonprofits

NEWPORT – BankNewport announced July 13 that it had distributed $212,000 in grants to 16 local nonprofits that had their operations and outreach negatively impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. BankNewport said the grants are focused on food insecurity, health services, education, skills training and underserved populations. The Newport County YMCA...
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Short-term rental ordinance unveiled

Two weeks after Gov. Dan McKee vetoed legislation that would have created a statewide registry for short-term rentals, the town council has been presented with a proposal to establish local regulations. The planning commission presented its recommendations to the councilors at their meeting Monday. The board was tasked with the...
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MLK Center Awarded Grant

The Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center, was one of 10 non-profits across Rhode Island that was awarded $10,000 as part of the Rhode Island Gives Vax Challenge. Each time the state vaccinates an additional 5,000 people they will randomly select eligible non-profits to be awarded the funds. The...
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BankNewport awards $212,000 in grants to local businesses and nonprofit organizations

BankNewport is pleased to announce that it recently distributed $212,000 in grants focused on food insecurity, health services, education and skills training, and underserved populations, in support of nonprofits that had their operations and outreach impacted by the pandemic. Among the notable awards is a $100,000 grant to the Newport County YMCA for its Building Campaign.
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“Big Bugs” are the theme for kids’ craft project series

Children’s crafts and other summer activities are back at Green Animals Topiary Garden, with a series of weekly programs inspired by the “David Rogers’ Big Bugs” exhibition now on display. The Preservation Society Of Newport County today announced that every Tuesday morning through August 31, “Pollinator Pop-Ups” will guide children...
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Portsmouth women behind 'Unmask our Children' signs find bevy of support

PORTSMOUTH — “Unmask our Children” signs are scattered across the state, an initiative blazed by two Portsmouth women. But this isn’t just a two-woman coalition, says Cherie Waluk. Hundreds of parents have shown support statewide. “This is parents just needing a voice,” Waluk said during a phone call with The Daily News on Thursday.
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Youth Choir and Free Piano Lessons

Ten Newport County students entering third and fourth grade will be chosen to receive free piano lessons. The program is offered through the Choir School of Newport County to students who qualify for free or reduced priced lunch. Lessons will be at St. John’s Church on Mondays. Children will also be enrolled in the choir school’s Chorister program, which rehearses once a week. All materials are provided, and participants will be loaned an 88 weighted-key Yamaha piano for home practice. CD players, transportation and snacks will be provided if needed. Applications are due Aug. 5, and early enrollment is encouraged.
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Newport Restoration Foundation announces July events

NEWPORT, R.I. — Newport Restoration Foundation is excited to be able to continue in-person programs and events at museums this season. Rough Point Museum, Whitehorne House Museum, and Prescott Farm will offer a variety of free and ticketed programs for all ages and interests. Mark your calendars for upcoming special events including: