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Hotel Viking will offer free spa day for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers this weekend

Are you someone who has fought cancer or who is currently fighting cancer? Did you help someone you love during their journey? Well, Hotel Viking wants to pamper you this weekend. On Sunday, December 17th, Hotel Viking’s SpaFjor will be offering a special Day of Grace with complimentary pampering and relaxation for those currently on a cancer journey as well as to proud survivors

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Bike Newport matches up kids and bikes for the holidays

Newport, RI – All year round, people bring outgrown and otherwise unused bikes to Bike Newport’s community bike project – where they receive a little TLC and find their way to new owners. Bikes are restored and made road-ready by volunteers and by folks who earn the bikes through volunteering. Among the beach cruisers, road racers, and

Video: Newport City Council Meeting – December 13, 2017

The Newport City Council’s last regularly-scheduled meeting of 2017 last approximately 50 minutes tonight. We’re trying something new here. Seeing that the live video the City does isn’t automatically archived or easily shareable on social media – we thought we’d try this – a video that can be social where voters, and those interested, can

WUN Radio Edition – Podcast #12: Net Neutrality

Matt DeRienzo, Executive Director of Local Independent Online News Publishers (LION Publishers), joined Frank Prosnitz and me today on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK to have a very timely chat about Net Neutrality. The government is set to take a vote that could repeal Net Neutrality on December 14th. DeRienzo shared his opinion

What’s up for New Year’s Eve in Newport

New Year’s Eve is almost here and the What’sUpNewp crew is keeping you in the know of the very best events and parties happening in Newport, because we know you want (and deserve) to ring in 2018 in style! In alphabetical order. More events may be added as venues announce what’s happening. Bit Players Laugh in the

70+ companies hiring right now in and around Newport

Time for a new part-time gig, new full-time job or a new career? Start your job search right here, there are more than 70 businesses hiring right now in and around Newport. Featured Jobs Christine’s Coastal Cleaning – Assistant Housekeeper Mokka Coffeehouse – Barista, Counter Server, and Short Order Cook Newport Marriott – Food and Beverage Positions available

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Bank of America invests $200,000 in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center to advance economic mobility by increasing access to basic needs in Newport County

Newport County – Bank of America has announced Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center as a 2017 Neighborhood Builder. The nonprofit is being recognized for its longtime contributions to the Newport County community, improving economic and social progress throughout the state. Through Neighborhood Builders (#NeighborhoodBuilders), the bank provides nonprofits with a unique combination of

OceanPointe Christian Church to host Tim Tebow Foundation’s ‘Night to Shine’ prom for people with special needs

Middletown, RI – OceanPointe Christian Church has announced that they will serve as one of more than 450 churches around the world that will host Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, simultaneously on Friday, February 9, 2018. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people

Child & Family receives $120,000 in grants for its community programs

Middletown, RI –  Child & Family has announced the receipt of a total of $120,000 in recent gifts from local and national charitable foundations. The grants will support Child & Family programs which serve vulnerable children, at-risk families and elders in need, throughout Rhode Island. The Walmart Foundation has gifted Child & Family $50,000 for its Supportive Housing program which provides safe, affordable

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Registration opens for the 2018 Amica Newport Marathon and Half Marathon

Newport, RI — Registration is open for the 2018 Amica Newport Marathon and Half Marathon, which will be held on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. The event features a 13.1 and a 26.2 mile course for runners from around the country and across the globe to experience some of Newport and Middletown’s most stunning scenery. The event is

van Beuren Charitable Foundation provides $1 million grant to advance landscape project at The Breakers

Newport, RI – The Preservation Society of Newport County has announced that the van Beuren Charitable Foundation has made a one million dollar grant to The Preservation Society of Newport County to launch the first stage of a multi-year, multi-million dollar project to recapture the original spirit of The Breakers landscape while rehabilitating many lost

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EFC Newport casts historic vote, prepares to open new doors in Newport County

Newport, RI -Senior Pastor Paul Hoffman announced on What’sUpNewp’s Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK Newport on Monday, December 11th that EFC Newport would be expanding their geographical boundaries in Newport County in the coming year. At their October 29, 2017 annual congregational meeting, EFC Newport members cast a historic vote to expand their geographical

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Oceanfront home in Point Judith sells for $2.5 million

Narragansett, RI – Lila Delman Real Estate has announced that the oceanfront residence located at 78 Calef Avenue in Narragansett has sold for $2.5 million, it was on the market for less than 30 days. Ruth Bellino, Manager of Lila Delman Real Estate International’s Narragansett office, represented the seller. “This stylish home embodies the best

Continuing UHIP debacle named 2017 Pell Center Rhode Island Story of the Year

NEWPORT, R.I – The continuing problems related to the state’s public-benefits computer system known as Unified Health Infrastructure Project, or UHIP, has been voted the 2017 Pell Center Rhode Island Story of the Year by a panel of 18 judges from local media and academia.  UHIP was launched in September 2016. Still unresolved 15 months later, the UHIP debacle has caused lengthy delays in payments, problems with verification of eligibility,

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