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What’s happening at bars and restaurants before, during, and after the 2018 Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade (Updated)

The 62nd Annual Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will be held, rain, snow, or shine, on Saturday, March 17th, 2018, here’s what’s happening at bars and restaurants before, during and after the Parade.   Bar & Restaurant Guide: 2018 Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade  This list is very much a “live blog” and is being


Greenlove Foundation installs water bottle filling station at Aquidneck Elementary School

On March 5, 2018, members of the Greenlove Foundation were present at the Aquidneck Elementary School assembly for the 11th dedication ceremony of a water bottle filling station in memory of environmental science student, Kendra L Bowers, who was known as the “green police” to her family and friends. A group of creative and energetic

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AOH Pipes & Drums, Men’s Singers to perform at our 3rd Annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration on March 16th

Join What’sUpNewp on Friday, March 16th at Midtown Oyster Bar for our 3rd annual St. Patrick’s Day Celebration, an event to celebrate Irish music and our Irish community. The event will include Midtown Oyster Bar’s take on Irish food,  live music and performances from Newport Ancient Order of Hibernian’s Pipes and Drums and AOH Men’s Singers, a


7 Easter Brunch options around Newport

In 2018, Easter will fall just about as early as it possibly can – on April 1st, more than two weeks earlier than last year. As the day quickly approaches, it’s time to make those plans and reservations for Easter Brunch or Easter Dinner. If you’re looking for a great place to dine-out that’s doing something special

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2018 Newport Folk Festival lineup and announcements (Updated)

Newport, RI – The Newport Folk Festival has begun its annual tradition of rolling lineup announcements ahead of the 2018 Newport Folk Festival at Fort Adams. The first announcement came on Newport Folk Festival’s Facebook Page on Wednesday, January 31st, when they announced Courtney Barnett would return to Fort Adams. The Newport Folk Festival will


Aquidneck Land Trust announces call for Merritt Neighborhood Grant applications

Aquidneck Land Trust (“ALT”) announced on Wednesday that they are now accepting applications for grants from the Merritt Neighborhood Fund, which supports the preservation of small parks, community gardens, and other natural spaces on Aquidneck Island. Established in 1999 to honor the late Peter M. Merritt, the organization’s president emeritus, the Fund supports projects that

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Andrea Rounds named Interim Executive Director of Newport Opera House Theater and Performing Arts Center

The Board of Trustees of the Newport Opera House Theater and Performing Arts Center announced today in a press release the selection of Andrea Rounds, an experienced Institutional Advancement Advisor, as Interim Executive Director. She will replace Brenda Nienhouse, the former Executive Director, who is retiring due to health reasons after leading the organization since

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What’sUpNewp Radio #88: Julie Marron, Director and Writer of ‘Four Games in Fall’

Julie Marron, writer and director of Four Games In Fall, joined me on the first half of What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on WADK 1540AM today at 1 pm! Four Games in Fall, a social documentary with a twist, will appear on the big screen at Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center on March 21st. More About The Film: “Fake news! Attack on

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Marvel comic writer Gabby Rivera to participate in public lecture at Salve Regina University

Gabby Rivera, author and Marvel comic writer, will present a public lecture on “Inspiring Radical Creativity: Empowering Young, Diverse Voices to Tell Their Own Stories” when she visits Salve Regina University on Tuesday, March 20. Her appearance is sponsored by Mosaic, the university’s student newspaper.   Free and open to the public, Rivera’s talk will be

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Rohina Malik to present ‘Unveiled: A One Woman Play’ at Salve Regina on March 19th

Award-winning writer and actress Rohina Malik will explore themes of racism, hate crime, love, Islam, culture, language and life when she presents her work, “Unveiled: A One Woman Play,” at Salve Regina on Monday, March 19.   Malik’s performance, free and open to the public, will be presented at 7 p.m. in Bazarsky Lecture Hall, located in the


Child & Family seeks volunteers to be ‘Friendly Visitors’ for elders

Child & Family seeks volunteers for its “Friendly Visitors” program, an outreach to senior residents in need who live in Newport County.  The goal of the program is to provide homebound seniors opportunities for socialization and companionship. Volunteers and elders enrolled in the program will be pre-screened for compatibility, such as having similar vocations or


Newport experiences official ‘blizzard’ conditions on Tuesday

A blizzard occurred today at several locations across southeastern  New England, according to the National Weather Service. A preliminary summary of Blizzard Conditions from the National Weather Service this afternoon announced blizzard criteria were met in Newport starting at 8:50 am. The definition of a blizzard is that falling and/or blowing snow reduced visibility to below


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Latest Winter Storm Forecast: Tuesday, March 13th

Newport and most of Rhode Island will see 12″+ of total snow accumulation on Tuesday, according to the National Weather Service. For the latest cancellations, delays, and parking bans, visit Weather-Related Cancellations, Closures, Delays and Parking Bans. The latest National Weather Service forecast for the Newport area is as follows (last update 6:53 pm); Tonight Snow

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