The General Federation of Women’s Clubs (GFWC) held its monthly meeting Thursday, November 12th at the Newport Cultural Center. The Club has a special connection to the Center. The GFWC Newport Woman’s Club recognized its role in establishing the first permanent library in Newport, the Newport Historical Society, and their ongoing relationship with the Newport Cultural Center by commissioning Jim and Linda Miller of Miller Arts to design, create and install the trio of stained glass panels for the Newport Cultural Center reading area. The panels depict the history that the Newport Woman's Club has had with the library. A permanent plaque located near the stained glass panels explains the connection. The panels were made possible by memorial donations in honor of a Newport Woman's Club member, by member donations and by the proceeds from the sale of the Bicentennial woven throw. For more information contact Mary Kate, Secretary at Pictured in the photograph are GFWC Newport Women's Club members in front of the new windows with artists Linda Miller kneeling and Jim Miller standing in the back. Club members from left to right are Rachelle Perreault, Viola Kemp, Sandy Allen, Jane Briggs, Daryl Lynn Prosser, Debbie Ferrell, Alice Kus, Dee Terrio, Gerry Richardson, Avis Adams, Nancy Underhill, Sharon Wing, Linda Stevens, Mary Kate Cole, Norma Leighton, Ann Hardwick and Terry Murphy.
The Greater Pittsfield Area Kiwanis Club brings the Kiwanis Carnival each year in conjunction with Pittsfield’s Egg Festival to Pittsfield. The club would like to recognize the many members and volunteers who work so hard to make each carnival a success. New officers have been inducted, Jim Chianchette, Tom Hieneronomis, Mike Platt, and Matt Hubbell to the positions of president, vice president, secretary, and treasurer respectively. The club holds a monthly meeting on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of every month. The meetings are held at Angler’s Restaurant in East Newport at 6:16 PM. If individuals would like more information on the club contact a member or visit Facebook at