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.
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With the Fourth of July landing on a Tuesday, we’re willing to bet that many will be making this weekend a four or five day long mini vacation. There’s plenty to keep folks busy over the next few days, here’s what’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport! You Might Also Like – Fourth Of
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
While Rhode Island is experiencing our lowest unemployment rate in more than a decade, our local and state economies are still fragile. We also have a $135 million budget shortfall, and if this continues, it will have an impact on the quality of services that citizens of Newport and Jamestown will receive. But as leaders,
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
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
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
Providing a good quality education for all is critical to a well-functioning democracy. A good public education also ensures that everyone has the opportunity to succeed. I was educated in public schools from kindergarten through college when I earned my BA. I understand the value that a public education offers. We need to invest in
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.
Summer in Newport and live music, they go together like clam cakes and chowder. There’s no short supply of free live music and movies on any given night in Newport. Here’s a look at all that can be enjoyed outdoors this summer for free or for a small donation. Schedules subject to change. This story
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
I had the pleasure of attending the Allagash Street Fair in Portland, ME over the weekend and am excited to share what a great experience it was with readers and friends alike. I’ve been to Allagash Brewing Company too many times to count but this trip was different than any other. Lindsey, who has been
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.
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,
A former U.S. Naval War College (NWC) Sailor was honored in a ceremony on Naval Station Newport Friday as the 25th Military Woman of the Year for the State of Rhode Island. Operations Specialist 1st Class Takeyia Brandon, who recently transferred to Bahrain, earned the annual award from Military Women Across the Nation, Ocean State
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.
There’s a delightful mix of pre-4th of July shows around the state this weekend. We’ve got R&B, Jazz, Alternative, and a serving or two of Folk in our weekly column “Six Picks.” Read on for all the details. Aimee Mann Thursday Aimee Mann began her career in Boston in the 1980’s singing and playing bass
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
For the first time ever, an American flag will be temporarily installed on the Mount Hope Bridge to commemorate Fourth of July festivities. The Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA) will host a ceremony on Thursday, June 29th at 11 am that will include the first-ever installation of a new 16 ft. x 30
The Newport Restoration Foundation and the City of Annapolis have announced that the official program for the second Keeping History Above Water conference has been finalized to take place on October 29 – November 1, 2017 in Annapolis, Maryland. The City of Annapolis will be hosting this The City of Annapolis will be hosting this
$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 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
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
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
The Claiborne Pell Bridge, commonly known as the Newport Bridge, opened on this day in 1969. The main span of the Newport Bridge is 488 metres (1,601 ft), ranking it number 87 among the longest suspension bridges in the world, and making it the longest suspension bridge in New England. The bridge was constructed from