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August 18, 2017

Posts by: Ryan Belmore

Photo Gallery: The Kings Lens – Hurricane Gert serves up waves off Newport

Hurricane Gert may be spinning away from the United States a few hundred miles away to our south, but she served up some fun conditions for local surfers on Wednesday and Thursday. All photos by Patrick Murphy, contributor to What’sUpNewp, the photographer behind The Kings Lens and Founder of The Kings Lens and Friends. The Kings

25+ things to do this weekend in Newport: Aug. 18 – 20

Discover all that’s happening, new and to do this weekend in and around Newport. You Might Also Like – LISTINGS: Live music and entertainment in Newport this weekend: Aug. 18 – 20 Wondering what’s happening on Thursday, August 17th? Click here. Friday, August 18th 12:30 pm – Ida Lewis Distance Race 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – MAUDIE at

LISTINGS: Live music and entertainment in Newport this weekend: Aug. 18 – 20

Discover where to find live music, karaoke, comedy, dancing and entertainment this weekend in and around Newport! YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE –25+ things to do this weekend in Newport: Aug. 18 – 20 *Unless otherwise noted, the venue is located in Newport. Friday, August 18th Buskers: Dave & Neal at 9 pm Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm Clarke Cooke House: DJ

LIST: Public, Private Firework Displays That Will Light Up the Newport Sky in 2017 (UPDATED)

If you love fireworks, this year is shaping up to please you with more than ten firework displays taking place over Newport in 2017. If you dislike fireworks or have a pet that hates fireworks, hopefully, the following information will be of assistance in preparing you for the displays. Scheduled Firework Displays (this list was

PODCAST: Lt. Governor Dan McKee on National Grid’s Proposed Rate Hike

With National Grid’s proposed rate increase of 53% on the energy portion of your electric bill, Lt. Governor Dan McKee is urging Rhode Islanders to seek alternatives. McKee joined us to talk about the rate hike, and how Rhode Islanders can avoid paying the legislature’s upcoming special session on September 19th, including the controversy surrounding

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CCACG surveys District 13 Senate candidates with gambling questions

Citizens Concerned About Casino Gambling (CCACG) released the following District 13 Senate Candidates survey results today. “To better inform District 13 voters about the Senate candidates’ positions on gambling in RI, we are pleased to share the results of our survey,” CCACG President Liz Taber said. “We appreciate the three candidates who took the time

VIDEO & AUDIO: Euer, Ripoli and Smith participate in Senate District 13 Candidate Forum

What’sUpNewp and AM 1540 WADK hosted a Senate District 13 Candidate Forum on Tuesday evening live on the air at AM 1540 WADK. Republican candidate Mike Smith, Democratic candidate Dawn Euer and Independent candidate Kim Ripoli participated in the two hour forum that was moderated by Frank Prosnitz, news editor of What’sUpRhode Island and on-air

JOB: Special Events Administrative Assistant at The Preservation Society of Newport County

The Preservation Society of Newport County is now hiring for the position of SPECIAL EVENTS ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (Part-Time). The Preservation Society of Newport County seeks a part-time, Special Events Administrative Assistant. Hours of work are 24 hours per week – preferably Monday, Friday and one other day. Special events may require work on evenings, weekends and/or

FabNewport to Host 2nd Annual Maker Party on August 27th

FabNewport will present its Second Annual Maker Party at the Casino Theater on August 27 from 5-8pm. A student showcase is followed by Boston College professor, evolutionary psychologist Peter Gray, discussing his research on children thriving as learners. In addition there will be food and fun for the whole family. The event is fundraiser. Tickets

Lower Thames Street will be closed for construction on Wednesday night

The Newport Police Department has announced that National Grid Gas will again be conducting required maintenance on a gas main on lower Thames Street in Newport on Wednesday night, August 16, 2017. “Workers will be excavating the roadway in the area of Thames Street at Young Street beginning at 8 pm requiring the closure of Thames

Senator Whitehouse Endorses Dawn Euer for Senate District 13

U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse announced today his support of Democratic Candidate Dawn Euer in the state senate race representing Jamestown and Newport (Senate District 13). The announcement came via a news release provided by the campaign for Dawn Euer for State Senate. “I’m proud to endorse Dawn Euer to be the next senator for District 13. Dawn is a smart attorney and has the experience necessary to

JOB: Special Events Attendant at The Preservation Society of Newport County

The Preservation Society of Newport County seeks a Part Time, Per Diem Special Events Attendant. Events season roughly matches tourism season (April-October) though events occasionally exceed this range. Work shifts are dependent on event timing, and can range from early morning to late night. Job Responsibilities  Assist the Director and Supervisors of Special Events

‘Music on the Porch’ series at the Eisenhower House Continues with the Elderly Brothers on August 17th

The “Music on the Porch” series at the Eisenhower House in Fort Adams State Park continues August 17th with the Elderly Brothers. The free concert will feature the area renowned group performing for two hours on the House’s porch from 5 – 7 PM along with refreshments from Newport Storm Breweries as well as, special cuisine from Blackstone Caterers’ A

Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta Returns for 38th Edition August 26th-27th

The 38th Annual Panerai Newport Classic Yacht Regatta presented by IYRS returns August 26th and 27th to celebrate classic yachts, both power and sail, and the importance of the craft associated with their restoration. For the first time, immediately following the Herreshoff Classic Yacht Regatta, Newport Classic Yacht Regatta competitors will compete in a point-to-point race from Bristol to Newport. This

JOB: Volunteer/ Internship Coordinator at The Preservation Society of Newport County

The Preservation Society of Newport County seeks a Part-Time candidate to work up to up to 20 hours per week Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm. Special events may require work on evenings, weekends and/or holidays Job Responsibilities • Understand, support and promote the mission of the PSNC and the volunteer/internship program. Act as a liaison between

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