2014-05-15 / Around Town – Newport This Week ALN Recaps Busy Year By John Hirschboeck Pictured (left to right) are ALN Board members Lauren Carson, John McCain, Isabel Griffith, Glen Whistler, Jane Timken, Tom Hockaday, Ron Becker and Dave Wixted.The Alliance for a Livable Newport (ALN) held its 2014-2015 annual meeting on Tuesday, May 6. ALN, dedicated to improving the quality of life in Newport and serving as an unbiased resource for information on the issues of importance to the community, greeted its members and guests for an informal recap of its past year’s activities and plans for the future. ALN Secretary Isabel Griffith opened the meeting by highlighting the importance of civic engagement, particularly in an election year. Griffith serves as the head of city’s Charter Review Commission. Vice President John Hirschboeck noted that Newport has 17 commissions, five boards, and five committees, but few citizens know about their functions. He further remarked that the five ALN-sponsored public forums held during the past year highlighted some of the accomplishments of these panels and acknowledged the dedicated volunteer work contributed by over 100 members of these citysanctioned bodies. President Ron Becker reviewed the organization’s financial condition and encouraged members and […]
Point Assoc. Speakers Flooding, Resiliency and Green Infrastructure is planned for Thursday May 22 at the Harbor House
The first program this year in the Point Association’s (http://www.thepointassociation.org/)2014 Speakers Series on Flooding, Resiliency and Green Infrastructure is planned for Thursday May 22 at the Harbor House Great Hall 111 Washington St, Newport, RI 02840 (401) 846-1990 Entrance to Great Hall on Battery Street in Newport at 5:30. Speakers will be from the RI Landscapers and Nursery Association (RINLA), and the program will present an overview of Green Infrastructure: using plants to minimize flooding in the residential setting. The Point Association’s Annual Plant Sale is following week-end at St John’s in the Point. The guest presenters for this program will be the Rhode Island Nursery and Landscape Association (http://www.rinla.org/) Executive Director Shannon Brawley and Board President Catherine Weaver. The presentation will include: Short Intro on Newport Flooding: where and why? Overview of Green Infrastructure: How and Why its works What can homeowners do to reduce flooding on their property? Q&A The Point Association is seeking to present a collaborative discussion on flooding, sea rise and green infrastructure throughout the year. Mark your calendars and join this conversation on May 22nd! All are invited.
The Alliance for a Livable Newport (ALN) held its 2014/2015 Annual Meeting at the Salvation Café on May 6
The Alliance, dedicated to improving the quality of life in Newport and serving as an unbiased resource for information on the issues of importance to the community, greeted its members and guests for an informal re-cap of its past year’s activities and plans for the future. ALN Secretary Isabel Griffith opened the meeting by highlighting the importance of civic engagement, particularly in this election year. Isabel herself serves as the head of the Charter Review Committee. Noting that the City of Newport has 17 commissions, 5 boards and 5 Committees – yet few know about the work they perform, ALN Vice President John Hirschboeck noted that the 5 ALN sponsored Public Forums held during the past year highlighted various commissions and their actions while serving to acknowledge the dedicated volunteer work that over 100 members contributed to these city sanctioned bodies. In addition to the series of Commission forums, ALN held Forums on the Goat Island Marina Plans and Newport’s Plans for its 375th Anniversary. ALN also participated in a series of neighborhood meetings and supported Daffodillion, Newport’s drive to beautify Newport with 1 million daffodils throughout the city. John reminded all that all ALN forums are video taped and […]
The annual meeting of the non-profit Alliance for a Livable Newport (ALN) will be held at Salvation Cafe upstairs community room on Tuesday, May 6 from 5:30-7:00pm at 140 Broadway, Newport, RI. Current and new members are invited to meet the board of directors, learn of the Alliance’s past activities and future plans and to vote from a slate of At Large Directors for the 2014/2015 term. This is also an opportunity for all residents to exchange neighborhood information and to discuss issues, concerns and suggestions that will improve Newport’s quality of life – all in an informal manner. Annual Memberships beginning at $25.00 will be available at the door. Only paid members will be able to vote. (you can pay online in the link below) For more information on the Alliance and how it’s working on behalf of Newport’s residents and businesses, go to http://newportalliance.org/join/membership/ Contact: John Hirschboeck Alliance for a Livable Newport Office of the President (401) 619-0127 firstname.lastname@example.org