Calendar of events

Thursday, May 23

Children’s story hour in Barrington

10:00 AM
Come to Barrington Books and hear Miss Margie read several theme-related story and picture books geared towards the pre-school set, followed by craft time allowing the children to express their …

Young children’s story hour

10:00 AM
Bring your little ones for stories geared for 3- to 5-year-olds. Includes a craft and light snack.

Toddler tales at the Zoo

10:30 AM
Enjoy a zooper fun story time at the zoo, every Thursday at 10:30 a.m. Includes a snack and a craft/activity. Recommended for ages 3-5.

Norman Rockwell & His Contemporaries: Fabulous Forties to Sensational Sixties

11:00 AM
The National Museum of American Illustration (NMAI) in Newport, RI is pleased to announce the debut of its newest exhibition, Norman Rockwell & His Contemporaries: Fabulous Forties to Sensational Sixties, culminating with a celebration of the 50th …

‘Hand Me the Mic’ Singing Competition Coming to Warwick Mall this Spring

12:00 PM
The Jeffrey Osborne Foundation invites singers ages 13 to 19 to enter its second annual ‘Hand Me the Mic’ singing competition, with preliminary rounds to be held at the Warwick Mall, beginning Saturday, April 27th. The competition seeks to …

Celebrate 70 Years of Weight-Loss Sucess with TOPS local chapter

6:00 PM
Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS) RI 33 is a weight Loss Support Group. TOPS meets weekly to discuss weight loss, nutrition, portion control, and self-care. TOPS is a non-profit weight loss support organization has well over 100,000 …

WSO...At the Movies #1

7:30 PM
Sponsored by Greenwood Credit Union and under the direction of Conductor- Catherine Gagnon, WSO will transport our audiences to the movies with selections featured on the “BIG Screen” including music from Forrest Gump, Chicago, Fantastic Beasts, …

Anne Marie Rossi to present “Becomings” in group exhibit at IMAGO Gallery

Anne Marie Rossi will present recent works that explore how change leads to transformation—the transformation of surfaces, of images, of colors. Rossi does not adhere to “rigid rules or goals.” Instead, through practice and process, she is …

Holy Angels Church Hosting 21st Annual Golf Tournament

Calling all golfers! Come aim to win and have fun when Holy Angels Parish hosts its 21st Annual Golf Tournament this summer, on Sunday, June 23 at Swansea Country Club. The registration cost of $100 includes lunch before the …

Take-Out Thursday Returns to Holy Angels Church! Order Today!

The fully-accessible hall downstairs at Holy Angels Church in Barrington will reopen for Take-Out Thursday, a food sale fundraiser and much-enjoyed East Bay attraction, on June 6. All are welcome to purchase delicious, modestly-priced …

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A lifelong Portsmouth resident, Jim graduated from Portsmouth High School in 1982 and earned a journalism degree from the University of Rhode Island in 1986. He's worked two different stints at East Bay Newspapers, for a total of 18 years with the company so far. When not running all over town bringing you the news from Portsmouth, Jim listens to lots and lots and lots of music, watches obscure silent films from the '20s and usually has three books going at once. He also loves to cook crazy New Orleans dishes for his wife of 25 years, Michelle, and their two sons, Jake and Max.