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Best Things To Do on New Year’s Day In and Around Newport

Celebrating New Year's Day in Newport? Here's a look at some of the best and most popular events happening in the area... 9am - 11am:...
Newport Harbor Illuminated Boat Parade

The 15 Most-Read Newport Stories in December of 2015

Here's what Newport was reading, talking about and most interested in during December 0f 2015! What a month, thank you for everyone who continues to...
Newport Restaurants

UPDATED: 30+ Newport Restaurants Are Taking Some Time Off This Winter

It's beginning to look a whole lot more like the off-season around Newport, RI. Many restaurants have already permanently/temporarily closed or are preparing to...

The 15 Most-Read Newport, RI Stories in 2015

More than 316,500 different people from all around the world visited What'sUpNewp.com more than 1.7 million times in 2015, here are the fifteen stories...
Sunday Gallery Sunday

SUNDAY GALLERY SUNDAY, a New Monthly Gallery Day, Will be Unveiled This Sunday

SUNDAY GALLERY SUNDAY was realized amongst a group of like-minded gallery owners and operators in Newport after attending several opening receptions and arts-oriented gatherings...

Two Yoga Studios Will Come Together in One Space in Portsmouth

On January 1, two separate yoga studios will come together in one space.  Mahatma Yoga Studio will open a Vinyasa studio within the converted barn...
Darrell West Newport Art Museum

Darrell West Will Kick Off 88th Annual Winter Speaker Series at Newport Art Museum

Newport Art Museum Welcomes First Winter Speaker Darrell West on January Darrell West, a former Brown University Professor and author of 20 books, will...
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PODCAST: What The Small Business Administration Can Do For The Local Small Business Community

Frank Prosnitz, Mark Hayward, District Director for the Small Business Administration and Ryan Belmore discuss what the SBA can do for the local small...
Easton Beach

VIDEO: Child named Easton Beach Tries Bacon For The First Time

Easton Beach, 19 months old, tried bacon for the first time on Christmas morning and his reaction was priceless! With a name like Easton Beach...
blue rocks market

Blue Rocks Market Will Not Reopen in 2016

While its nothing new for Blue Rocks Market to be closed during the winter, What'sUpNewp has learned that the popular deli and market will...

7 Chances to Catch Live Improv Comedy in Newport Over The Next Few Days

The Bit Players, RI's most award-winning comedy troupe, will host seven live improv comedy shows in four days this week. (Full Disclosure: This business is...
Hotel Viking

Hotel Viking Will Host ‘Viking Wine Festival’ in 2016

Celebrated Winemakers Pair with Culinary Creations from One Bellevue One Bellevue, the award-winning restaurant at Hotel Viking in Newport, has announced the Viking Wine Festival, a sequence of...
New Year's Eve Newport

20 Things To Do On 2015-2016 New Year’s Eve in Newport

Wondering what to do on New Year's Eve in Newport, RI? The What'sUpNewp has got you covered with 20 great places to go and/or...
Lily Pond

VIDEO: Ice Skating on Lily Pond in Newport

Is there anything more nostalgic and fun then heading to Lily Pond for some good ol' fashioned ice skating? It would be tough to...
Maher Garden Center

PODCAST: Discussion About the Upcoming State Mandated Changes at the Maher Garden Center

The Maher Garden Center in Middletown, operated by the John L. Maher Center, will be closing temporarily at the end of 2015 for their...

Newport Wine Cellar Looks to Transfer Liquor License From Bellevue Ave to Memorial Blvd

Is Newport Wine Cellar moving from Bellevue Avenue to Memorial Boulevard? Newport Wine Cellar has filed an application to transfer its Class A Alcohol Beverage...

12 New or Improved Businesses We’re Looking Forward to Embracing in 2016

There are a lot of updates, upgrades and openings of new businesses that we should be looking forward to in 2016, and these are just...
Shunya Studio

Three Newport Businesses Team Up To Open Shunya Studio in Portsmouth

Portsmouth, RI will soon welcome a new place for yoga, pilates, skin care, shopping and more! Shunya Studio will open its doors at Clock Tower...
Newport Skating Center

Newport Skating Center Will Reopen Tonight

After heavy rain and warmer temperatures early last week, the Newport Skating Center had to close for several days to repair their ice. The Newport...

5 Reasons To Take The 2016 Polar Bear Plunge at Easton’s Beach

(Photo by Larry Hart Bettencourt) Before you know it New Year’s Day will be here and area “polar bears” will be making their annual plunge...
yesterday's

10 Popular or Long-Time Businesses We Said Goodbye To in 2015

These 10 long-time, popular, hip, cool and/or established businesses will certainly be missed moving in 2016 and for many years to come here in Newport, RI. We...
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16 Questions To Ponder as Newport Heads Into 2016

As we move closer and closer to welcoming in 2016; I can't help but wonder what will come of the following 16 questions that...

Midtown Oyster Bar Hopes to Add Second Floor Addition and Deck

Midtown Oyster Bar is looking to offer more outdoor seating with the addition of a third deck. Midtown is seeking permission from the Newport Zoning...
Aquidneck Island Comanche

Aquidneck Island Has Much To Be Proud of as Comanche takes line honours in...

(Photo of Comanche via Rolex Sydney Hobart Facebook Page) Comanche is the line honours winner of the 71st Rolex Sydney Hobart Race from Sydneck Australia...
World Match Racing

16 Biggest Newport Events To Look Forward To In 2016

There's still a few days left in 2015 but we're already looking ahead to 2016 and marking our calendars down with the biggest events that we...