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October 16, 2017

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Members of House of Representatives to Participate in ‘Legislative Leap’ Over Newport on July 30

House of Representatives to host Legislative Leap July 30 to raise money for veterans’ family relief The Legislative Leap, a fundraising event where state legislators and their guest will jump out of an airplane to raise money for the Rhode Island Military Family Relief Fund, has been scheduled for Sunday, July 30, at 10 a.m.

Newport Live Music

Fourth Of July Weekend Listings: Live Music & Entertainment (June 30th – July 4th)

Here’s where to find your most complete listings for live music, comedy, karaoke and dancing this weekend in and around Newport, RI. You Might also like –What’s Happening in Newport This Fourth of July Weekend (June 30 – July 4) We’re looking for a business to sponsor our weekly live music and entertainment listings, they

Newport County Board of Realtors Names Annie Becker ‘NCBR Realtor Of The Year’

The Newport County Board of REALTORS® has named Annie Becker, Broker Associate at Lila Delman Real Estate in Newport, as NCBR 2017 REALTOR® of the Year.   Annie joined the Board as a new licensee in 2005, volunteering for the Programs Committee the following year.  She went on to become an NCBR Director, serving two

Vernon Reid Added To 2017 Newport Jazz Festival Lineup

George Wein and Christian McBride have announced that legendary guitarist and Living Colour founder Vernon Reid will perform a special set on the Storyville stage and guest with DJ Logic’s Project Logic at the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival presented by Natixis Global Asset Management, which  takes place August 4 – 6 at Fort Adams State Park

Inaugural “Music on the Porch” Event at the Eisenhower House Exceeds 200 Attendees

The inaugural launch of the “Music on the Porch” concert series at the Eisenhower House in Fort Adams State Park premiered with the Lois Vaughan Jazz Quartet on June 29th  with over 200 attendees. The free concert featured the area renowned quartet performing for two hours on the House’s porch along with refreshments from Newport Storm Breweries as

Bailey’s Beach Gets OK from Health Department to Reopen

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommended the reopening Spouting Rock Beach, also known as Bailey’s Beach, in Newport for swimming on Friday afternoon. The beach had been closed because of high bacteria counts since Wednesday. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH’s laboratory or a state-certified laboratory.

Historic Building in Tiverton is Placed on The Market for $1.2 Million

A landmark in Tiverton Four Corners hit the market. Kristin Parella, Sales Associate and George Tollefson, Sales Associate, at Lila Delman Real Estate International’s Newport office has confirmed with What’sUpNewp that they have just listed THE PROVENDER BUILDING, a historically significant and much-loved icon of Tiverton Four Corners. “For over 35 years, Provender Fine Foods

Increased Boat Patrols Set For This Weekend

The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) will join partners across the country this weekend for the annual Operation Dry Water campaign – a national crackdown on impaired boating. DEM’s Division of Law Enforcement will be conducting increased patrols from Friday – Sunday and monitoring for boaters under the influence of alcohol or drugs.

Fundraising Effort Underway to Restore World War I Veterans Memorial Plaques at Miantonomi Park

City of Newport Seeks Public’s Help to Restore World War I Veterans Memorial Plaques for the Miantonomi Memorial Park Tower In 1929 the Miantonomi Memorial Park Tower was built as a World War I memorial. The Tower housed two bronze plaques, honoring 56 American servicemen from Newport who lost their lives during the war.   In 1978,

RIDOH Recommends Closing Spouting Rock Beach, ‘Bailey’s Beach’, for Swimming

The Rhode Island Department of Health (RIDOH) recommended closing Spouting Rock Beach in Newport for swimming because of high bacteria counts, the notification was made on Thursday, June 28th. The beach is also known as Bailey’s Beach. When a beach closure is recommended, water quality analysis is conducted by RIDOH’s laboratory or a state-certified laboratory.

Newport Police Arrest Man After Finding 65 Grams of Cocaine, 26 Marijuana Plants in Apartment on Champlin Place

Newport Police Department announced on Wednesday afternoon that they have arrested a Newport Man after finding cocaine and marijuana in his apartment on Champlin Place in Newport. The Newport Police Department Vice/Narcotics Unit conducted an investigation over the past several months into the illegal sale of narcotics. Through the course of the investigation and resident

Newport Jazz Festival

Local Discounts for Newport Jazz Festival End July 4th

$50 and $60 Discount Tickets for the Newport Jazz Festival Available at Newport Visitors Center Through July 4 Head to the Newport Visitors Information Center, 23 America’s Cup Avenue, by Tuesday, July 4, to take advantage of the great local discount for tickets to the Newport Jazz Festival® presented by Natixis Global Asset Management. Discount

People’s Credit Union Announces 2017 Scholarship Recipients

People’s Credit Union has announced recipients of their 2017 8th Grade Scholarship. The three recipients are Myrsine McKeon of Newport, Zoe Pridgen-Binette of Portsmouth, and John Currey of Middletown. The scholarships were awarded based on school involvement, community involvement, and the answer to an essay question. Each of the scholarship recipients will receive $1,000 upon

Mass of Thanksgiving and Reception to be Held at Cluny School on friday

On Friday, 30 June at 6 pm, Cluny families, alumni, friends, supporters and benefactors will gather for a mass of thanksgiving and reception on the grounds of the school. Cluny School is hosting the event to celebrate 60 years of Catholic education in Newport and to commemorate the school’s closing. Reverend Kris von Maluski, Pastor

newportFILM Announces 2017 ‘newportFILM Outdoors’ Schedule

Screening locations include fabled Gilded Age mansions, picturesque beaches and international polo grounds newportFILM announced today an impressive line up of world-class documentaries for their annual summer series newportFILM Outdoors, with guests including Clive Davis, Wendy Whelan, Dr. Jim Yong Kim, and Rory Kennedy.  The sunset screenings kick off on June 29th and run through

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