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Friday Four: September 22, 2017

September 22, 2017

Friday Four

Friday Four is a weekly summary of our favorite articles, events, podcasts, blogs, infographics, and videos from across the web. Do you have something to share with the NHEZ community? Comment on our Friday Four post on Facebook.

 

1) EVENT: CONNECTING THE BEATS

2) LOCAL OPPORTUNITY: ACTIVE TRANSPORTATION WORKSHOP

3) NEWPORT HEZ EVENT: GRANDMA COMMUNITY CONNECTION

4)ARTICLE: ARTS AND CULTURE & HEALTH EQUITY 

Friday Four: September 8, 2017

September 8, 2017

Friday Four

Friday Four is a weekly summary of our favorite articles, events, podcasts, blogs, infographics, and videos from across the web. Do you have something to share with the NHEZ community? Comment on our Friday Four post on Facebook.

1) GENERAL ANNOUNCEMENTS

2) LOCAL RESOURCE

3) WHAT’S GOING ON AT HEZ? : MATTER OF BALANCE

4) THURSDAY THOUGHTS: OPEN SPACE

Friday Four: August 25, 2017

August 25, 2017

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Friday Four is a weekly summary of our favorite articles, events, podcasts, blogs, infographics, and videos from across the web. Do you have something to share with the NHEZ community? Comment on our Friday Four post on Facebook.

1) EVENT: NORTH SIDE COMMUNITY MARKET

2) LOCAL RESOURCE: EXPLORE OUR NEIGHBORHOOD

3) VIDEO: FOOD ACCESS

4) EVENTS: NHEZ PROGRAM CALENDAR

Friday Four: August 18, 2017

August 18, 2017

Newport Rhode Island Harbor

Friday Four is a weekly summary of our favorite articles, events, podcasts, blogs, infographics, and videos from across the web. Do you have something to share with the NHEZ community? Comment on our Friday Four post on Facebook.

1)EVENT: NORTH SIDE COMMUNITY MARKET

2)LOCAL RESOURCE: FAB NEWPORT

3) OPPORTUNITY: TEA AND CONVERSATIONS

4)OPPORTUNITY: CULTURAL AND HISTORIC PRESERVATION CONFERENCE

Friday Four: August 11, 2017

August 11, 2017

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Friday Four is a weekly summary of our favorite articles, events, podcasts, blogs, infographics, and videos from across the web. Do you have something to share with the NHEZ community? Comment on our Friday Four post on Facebook.

1) COMMUNITY EVENT: NORTH SIDE COMMUNITY MARKET

2) LOCAL RESOURCE: MLK COMMUNITY CENTER

3) HEZ UPDATE & NEWS

4) THURSDAY THOUGHTS: BY PENNY FITCH

Thursday Thoughts: People Coming Together for Good

August 9, 2017

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Thursday Thoughts by Penny Fitch

A few blocks from the Newport Hospital is a small park that enjoyed a face lift over the past months.  Although just a tiny triangle of land, it holds within its’ borders a lesson from history and a symbol of community action.

The history of this space began on July 19, 1769 when it was a common where boats belonging to the British ship H.M.S. Liberty were burned by Newport citizens in what is described as “the first overt act of violence against Great Britain in America.”

Today we know this space as Equality Park.  Over the years the park became neglected and its days of glory faded behind a deteriorating fence, patchy grass and weeds and littered with food wrappers and liquor bottles.

Its rebirth has come about because of a small, dedicated group of residents from the Off Broadway Neighborhood Association.  Working in concert with the City of Newport these folks have taken pride in their neighborhood and desired to bring Equality Park back to life.

In the past months the broken fence has been removed, volunteer gardeners have weeded and planted flowers, the Lady Liberty statue has been lighted, new grass is growing and a flag pole installed.  The neighborhood Boy Scout Troup dedicated the flag pole this spring.  I watched them raise the American Flag while standing at attention and then singing God Bless America.  The pride in their faces filled me with joy.  When they grow up their memories of raising that flag will grow with them.  A small achievement, perhaps, but a lesson in community action.

Now young families are enjoying the park.  Children play while mom or dad relax on a bench and others bring their morning coffee to the park.  Others simply enjoy a lovely spot to sit, relax and watch the traffic go by. Seeing folks enjoying Equality Park provides all of us with a sense of belonging in the neighborhood.   The strength of a few people coming together for a common goal is powerful.  The results don’t come without effort and patience, but accomplishing a goal gives hope and energy to tackle new projects.  People coming together with a desire for change make a difference for all of us.

The Health Equity Zone people and projects have inspired members of our community, too. Cheers to those who have stepped out in faith and made a difference and inspired or motivated their neighbors to make Newport a great place to live, work and play.

 

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Friday Four: August 4, 2017

August 4, 2017

Newport Rhode Island Harbor

Friday Four is a weekly summary of our favorite articles, events, podcasts, blogs, infographics, and videos from across the web. Do you have something to share with the NHEZ community? Comment on our Friday Four post on Facebook.

1) EVENT

2) EVENT

3) RESOURCE

4) VIDEO

Friday Four: July 28, 2017

July 28, 2017

Friday Four

Friday Four is a weekly summary of our favorite articles, events, podcasts, blogs, info-graphics, and videos from across the web. Do you have something to share with the NHEZ community? Comment on our Friday Four post on Facebook.
1)EVENT: COMMUNITY MARKET

2) EVENT: COMMUNITY MARKET

3)EVENT: MIANTONOMI PARK TOWER CLIMB

4) EVENT: BACK TO SCHOOL CELEBRATION

Friday Four: July 21, 2017

July 21, 2017

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Friday Four is a weekly summary of our favorite articles, events, podcasts, blogs, info-graphics, and videos from across the web. Do you have something to share with the NHEZ community? Comment on our Friday Four post on Facebook.

1) WORKING GROUP: ARTS & CULTURE

2) COMMUNITY REMINDER: PELL COMMUNITY MARKET

3) PAST EVENT: NEWPORTFILM

4) ARTICLE: ARTS & CULTURE

Friday Four: July 14, 2017

July 14, 2017

Newport Rhode Island Harbor

Friday Four is a weekly summary of our favorite articles, events, podcasts, blogs, info-graphics, and videos from across the web. Do you have something to share with the NHEZ community? Comment on our Friday Four post on Facebook.

1) EVENT: SUMMERTIME WALK AND TALK

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2) WORKING GROUP: ARTS AND CULTURE

3) EVENT: NORTHSIDE COMMUNITY MARKET

4) OPPORTUNITY: COMPUTER WORKSHOP AT NEWPORT PUBLIC LIBRARY

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