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July 28, 2017

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Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival Set to Return for 12th Year, Announces 2017 All-Star Line-Up

The Newport Mansions Wine & Food Festival, one of the East Coast’s most sophisticated and anticipated events, returns for its 12th year  September 21- 24, 2017. Signature events include the Burgundy Dinner at The Elms, Wine & Rosecliff Gala at Rosecliff, Grand Tastings on Saturday and Sunday at Marble House, the Vintner Dinner at Rosecliff, Newport After Dark at Forty 1˚

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Guide to 2017 Newport Folk Festival Events and After Parties

The 2017 Newport Folk Festival is here and there are more events and after parties scheduled than ever before! The What’sUpNewp Crew has put together a list of all the official events to keep your folkin’ weekend in order, enjoy! Note: We considered anything “official” that Newport Folk Presents, has been promoted by Newport Folk Festival. or that benefits

Newport Art Museum to Present Caleb Cole’s “Forget Me Not” Artist Talk and Closing Party

The Newport Art Museum will present an Artist Talk & Closing Party for exhibiting artist Caleb Cole on Friday, July 28, 2017 from 6 pm to 8 pm, in the Museum’s historic John N.A. Griswold House. Cole’s exhibition, Forget Me Not, closes July 30 and showcases a mini retrospective of mixed media works by the contemporary artist.  Cole’s tender and meticulously crafted

2017 Newport Folk Festival Schedule & Lineup

Newport, R.I. – The 2017 Newport Folk Festival is set to take place this weekend out at Fort Adams State Park. From site map to schedules and what to bring to the Festival, Newport Folk Festival has it all laid out for you in this year’s Official Folk Handbook. Be sure to read it over before

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Firefly Yoga Festival Coming to Portsmouth in September

The Firefly Yoga Festival, an annual event that celebrates the Newport County yoga community through yoga, meditation, music, vendors, food and fun, is returning to Glen Park in Portsmouth on September 16th. Scheduled from 10 am to 2 pm, yoga classes will start at10 am and continue through-out the afternoon. There will be three rounds of

The Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina Launches New Look

The Newport Harbor Hotel and Marina,“The Newport”, has just completed a fresh new look for all 133 guestrooms at their America’s Cup hotel and has launched a new logo. The room refresh includes luxurious bedding, custom window treatments, carpeting, wallpaper, bathroom flooring, and artwork. “Our focus was to enhance the guest experience here at The

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City of Newport, Partners to Relaunch ‘Newport Waves’ at a Ceremony on July 26th

Newport, R.I.  —  Two summers ago, Newport, RI was festooned with street banners proclaiming “Newport Waves!”. Posters around town and screens from the Hyatt Hotel to the Jane Pickens Theater and the Folk Festival at Fort Adams shared the message. Familiar Newport faces reminded people everywhere to Stop. Look. and Wave!   The campaign was

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More than 1,800 Quench Their Thirst at 2017 Craft Brew Races at Fort Adams on July 22nd

Newport, R.I.— More than 1,800 runners, brewers, vendors and festival attendees basked in the sun at Fort Adams this past Saturday for the Craft Brew Races 5K and beer festival. Fifty local and regional craft breweries poured samples of their beer for thirsty runners, who had completed a 3.1-mile looping course around Fort Adams state park, as

Newport Restoration Foundation Announces 11th Annual Doris Duke Preservation Award Honorees

The 11th annual Doris Duke Preservation Awards will recognize three recent projects for their contributions to preserving Newport’s architectural heritage and character. The awards will be presented on Friday, September 8, 2017, at a celebration at Rough Point, the Newport home of preservationist and philanthropist Doris Duke. The Doris Duke Preservation Awards is a collaboration

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Aquidneck Land Trust Announces Merritt Neighborhood Fund Award Winners

Aquidneck Land Trust (“ALT”) has awarded 15 grants totaling over $14,000 to local community and neighborhood groups through its annual grant program, the Merritt Neighborhood Fund. Grant awards ranged from $250 to $2,000. Established in 1999 to honor the late Peter M. Merritt, the organization’s president emeritus, the Fund supports projects that strengthen community identity

Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters, Monique Kalkman, Steve Flink and Vic Braden Will Be Inducted into Tennis Hall Of Fame Today

Kim Clijsters, Andy Roddick, Monique Kalkman-van den Bosch, Steve Flink, and the late Vic Braden will be the recipients of tennis’ highest honor when they are inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame today (Saturday, July 22nd) at 12 pm.    A group of Hall of Fame tennis legends and a sold-out stadium of

Newport Festivals Foundation Announces 2017 Bridgefest Schedule

After 30,000 music lovers say goodbye to the Newport Folk Festival and before the jazzy set pours into the city for the Newport Jazz Festival®, the party continues July 31-August 3 at Bridgefest®, the annual celebration of Jazz, Folk and Newport’s rich musical community. Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. will welcome a dozen local artists, clubs, restaurants, theaters, museums

Report: Jamestown Area Experiences 19% Decrease in Eelgrass Acreage Since 2012, 18% Decrease Statewide

Eelgrass is on the decline in Rhode Island waters according to a University of Rhode Island (URI researcher) and new report issued by URI’s Environmental Data Center. Michael Bradley calls eelgrass “the canary in the coal mine for estuarine health.” The flowering plant that grows beneath the surface of coastal waters and salt ponds provides

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Over $22K Raised at Second Annual All Charity Day Polo Match

It was all good times for a good cause on Sunday at Newport Polo’s second annual All Charity Day Match.  The venue was alive with attendees present to support more than 20 civic and charitable organizations that this year’s match funded, including Boy Scouts of America Narragansett Council, Boys Town New England, Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island, Community String Project, Fairways for Warriors, Greenlock Therapeutic Riding

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