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October 15, 2018

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Newport Historical Society’s next ‘History Space’ event will highlight ‘A Colonist’s Wardrobe’

Newport, RI – When Newport, Rhode Island was founded in 1639, what were people wearing? Join the Newport Historical Society’s History Space event, A Colonist’s Wardrobe, on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 10am-2pm, at the Wanton-Lyman-Hazard House, 17 Broadway, Newport, RI, for an interactive program with 17th-century tailor Dan Rosen. Chat with Dan and feel the fabrics as he

Arts & Entertainment

International ballet featuring choreographers to be featured in Newport

Island Moving Company announces performance dates for Far to Near: Choreography. Closer.  a mixed repertory evening-length contemporary ballet featuring choreographers from Italy, Puerto Rico, and Newport October 26 and 27 in Newport, RI.  Curated by Artistic Director Miki Ohlsen, Near to Far Choreography. Closer. is designed to showcase the company’s 13 nationally and international recruited

Arts & Entertainment

Salve to host public screening of ‘A Calling’, documentary follows women’s fight to rise within church ranks

Newport, RI – A film documenting the ongoing struggle that women face to gain the recognition and prominent roles they deserve within the Catholic Church hierarchy will be screened at Salve Regina University next week, and will be introduced by both the producer and one of the inspirational women featured in the work. Free and open


RIDOH: Avoid contact with Watson Reservoir in Little Compton, Gardiner Pond in Middletown

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) and the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (RIDEM) are advising people to avoid contact with Watson Reservoir in Little Compton and Gardiner Pond in Middletown because of blue-green algae (or cyanobacteria) blooms. Blue-green algae can produce toxins that can harm humans and animals. Health advisories remain in

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Senator Whitehouse among cosponsors of bipartisan bill signed into law to tackle marine debris crisis

Washington, DC – Senators Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Dan Sullivan (R-AK), and Cory Booker (D-NJ) cheered the signing by the president today of their bipartisan Save Our Seas (SOS) Act, to address the marine debris epidemic affecting America’s oceans, shorelines, and inland waterways, as well as other coasts across the globe.  The Senators, all members of


138 Clean Ocean Access volunteers work to clean Middletown; promote zero waste; protect dunes at Newport Marathon

(Photo: COA volunteers helping pick up waste at Second Beach, Sachuest Point and Third Beach) Middletown, RI – Clean Ocean Access (COA) hosted a beach cleanup on Saturday, October 6th at Second Beach, Sachuest Point and Third Beach in Middletown where 49 volunteers helped to remove 80 pounds of debris. This weekend COA also worked hard to


Newport and five local lodging properties receive coveted accolades

Leading luxury and lifestyle magazine Condé Nast Traveler just unveiled the winners of its 31st annual Readers’ Choice Awards, ranking the best hotels, resorts, cities, islands, airlines, airports and cruise lines in the world. This year, the publication received a recording-breaking number of responses from nearly half a million readers with Newport and a handful of its

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Arts & Entertainment

Listings: Live music and entertainment in Newport County (Oct. 9 – 15)

Newport, RI – Discover all that’s happening for live music and entertainment in and around Newport County this week – Tuesday, October 9th thru Monday, October 15th. Did we miss something? Let us know by emailing us Ryan@whatsupnewp.com. Newport Antonio’s Pizza Thursday – Trivia at 8 pm   Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival Saturday, October 13th,

City & Government

Senate Democratic Policy Caucus to develop legislation protecting Rhode Islanders from Conservative Supreme Court

Providence, RI – The Senate Democratic Policy Caucus is working in partnership with all Democratic members of the Senate to develop and introduce legislation that will secure into state law protections that many observers view as threatened under a conservative Supreme Court. “Since the 2016 election, Rhode Islanders have been concerned that issues of great importance


Podcast: Iain Guest, The Advocacy Project | Matt Gray, Ragged Island Brewing Company

Iain Guest,adjunct professor at Georgetown University and founder of The Advocacy Project, joined me on What’sUpNewp Radio on WADK 1540AM before his talk on Wednesday at Redwood Library and Athenaeum on Sexual Violence and War in Africa. We were joined by Matthew Gray from Ragged Island Brewing Company to chat about their plans to expand and grow in Portsmouth.

Sailing & Sports

Li Na, Goran Ivanisevic, Mary Pierce Top First-Ever Fan Vote for International Tennis Hall of Fame

Newport, RI – Following a six-week voting period which drew in votes from more than 130 countries, the results are in from the International Tennis Hall of Fame’s first-ever Fan Vote for Hall of Fame induction. Of the eight nominated candidates, Chinese tennis great and two-time Grand Slam tournament champion Li Na finished in first

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