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Christmas at the Newport Mansions opens on Saturday, November 18th

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20+ things to do in and around Newport this weekend

Discover all that’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport this weekend. Friday, November 17th 1 pm to 2 pm – What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK 1 pm – Newport County Resiliency Roundtable at CCRI Newport 2:15 pm, 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm – Vincent at Jane Pickens Theater 5 pm to 8 pm – Fireside Live Music

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Norman Bird Sanctuary receives $11,000 grant from Rhode Island Foundation for Animal Ambassador Program

The Rhode Island Foundation’s Program for Animal Welfare awarded Norman Bird Sanctuary an $11,000 grant to further develop the Animal Ambassador care and education program.   The program is designed to directly support the care, feeding, and enrichment of the animals in Norman Bird Sanctuary’s care, including a barred owl, two red-tailed hawks, rabbits, rats,

Newport Skating Center busy preparing for full winter season at current Newport Yachting Center location

Waterfront Productions LLC/Newport Waterfront Events, owners of the Newport Skating Center, announced on Friday, November 17th that the rink will remain at its current location at the Newport Yachting Center for the 2017-2018 winter season with its Grand Opening & Holiday Lighting Ceremony scheduled for Friday, December 8th at 5:00 p.m.  The owners of the

Newport live music and entertainment guide: Nov. 17 – 19

Our Newport Live Music and Entertainment Guide is Newport County’s premier and most comprehensive source for live music and entertainment in our area. Here’s a look at all the live music and entertainment that’s worth seeing, hearing, doing, or knowing about in Newport County this weekend. Friday, November 17th Buskers: John Brazile at 9 pm Celtica: Karaoke

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Tickets for 2018 Newport Folk Festival go on sale on November 29th

Newport Folk Festival announced on their Facebook Page on Thursday, November 16th that tickets for their 2018 festival will go on sale at 10 am on Wednesday, November 29th. Historically, the majority of tickets will sell out within minutes. Yes, before a single artist is announced. Tickets for the 2017 Newport Folk Festival went on

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Who’s Hiring: 75 businesses hiring right now in 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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Bridge to Fitness holds fundraiser to benefit MLK Center

Bridge to Fitness held an especially created group exercise class on Saturday, November 11th to raise almost $1,000 to benefit the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center (MLK Center).  The fitness facility inspired group exercise class trainers, Rachel Alexander and Lauren Freitas, to come up with a unique and early November fundraising event with the

Fort Adams’ Fortress of Nightmares sees record attendance in 2017

Fort Adams has announced that their annual fall event and fundraiser, Fortress of Nightmares, held Fridays and Saturdays from October 13th through October 28th had a record attendance over prior years of almost 4,000 attendees. This season’s production marked the thirteenth season in a row for the festivities.  Fortress of Nightmares is a haunted attraction featuring Tunnels of

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Newport Holiday Stroll returns for second year, festivities kick off on December 1st

The second annual Newport Holiday Stroll will partner this year with Lila Delman Real Estate and dozens of local businesses to present this free, city-wide community event to the City-by-the-Sea once again during the first two weekends of December. The Stroll festivities will kick off on Friday, December 1 and continue through two consecutive weekends

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Surf Club now serving Saturday lunch, Sunday brunch and much more

With frosty temperatures now here, it’s a great time to explore Newport’s great indoors. If you haven’t checked out the cozy-yet-spacious interior at Surf Club, now’s the time. Under renovation since November 2015, the space in Perry Mill that was the former home of Perry Mill Tavern/Rhino Bar officially opened as Surf Club on Friday, October

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Land on Ledge Road sells for $8.2 Million

Mott & Chace Sotheby’s International Realty has announced that 3 lots on Ledge Road in Newport have sold $8.2 Million. According to data from the Rhode Island Statewide Multiple Listing Service, this is the highest recorded land sale in the municipality in over a decade. The sellers of this waterfront land were represented by Eric Kirton,

WUN Radio Edition – Podcast #4: Island To Island Fundraiser

Newport resident and What’sUpNewp contributor Tyler Bernadyn join me to chat about his time living in St. John, the upcoming Island To Island Fundraiser, the connection between Aquidneck Island and St. John, The Last Straw and much more.   Tune into What’sUpNewp Radio Edition with Ryan Belmore every weekday at 1 pm on AM 1540 WADK. It’s where to get the scoop on

15+ things to do this week

Discover all that’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport this week. Monday, November 13th 1 pm to 2 pm – What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK 4:30 pm & 7:30 pm – Goodbye Christopher Robin at Jane Pickens  Theater 6 pm – Seamen’s Church Institute Annual Meeting and Member/Volunteer Party at Seamen’s

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