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Hotel Viking will offer free spa day for cancer patients, survivors and caregivers this weekend

Are you someone who has fought cancer or who is currently fighting cancer? Did you help someone you love during their journey? Well, Hotel Viking wants to pamper you this weekend. On Sunday, December 17th, Hotel Viking’s SpaFjor will be offering a special Day of Grace with complimentary pampering and relaxation for those currently on a cancer journey as well as to proud survivors

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What’s up for this weekend in and around Newport: December 15 – 17

Newport, RI – Discover all that’s happening, new, and to do in and around Newport County this weekend. Friday, December 15th 10 am – 4 pm – FACULTY & STUDENT HOLIDAY ARTS & CRAFTS SALE at Newport Art Museum 10:30 am – Holiday Sing-a-long at St. Paul’s United Methodist Church 2:30 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Lady Bird at Jane

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Video: Newport City Council Meeting – December 13, 2017

The Newport City Council’s last regularly-scheduled meeting of 2017 last approximately 50 minutes tonight. We’re trying something new here. Seeing that the live video the City does isn’t automatically archived or easily shareable on social media – we thought we’d try this – a video that can be social where voters, and those interested, can

WUN Radio Edition – Podcast #12: Net Neutrality

Matt DeRienzo, Executive Director of Local Independent Online News Publishers (LION Publishers), joined Frank Prosnitz and me today on What’sUpNewp Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK to have a very timely chat about Net Neutrality. The government is set to take a vote that could repeal Net Neutrality on December 14th. DeRienzo shared his opinion

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70+ companies hiring right now in and around 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

Bank of America invests $200,000 in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center to advance economic mobility by increasing access to basic needs in Newport County

Newport County – Bank of America has announced Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center as a 2017 Neighborhood Builder. The nonprofit is being recognized for its longtime contributions to the Newport County community, improving economic and social progress throughout the state. Through Neighborhood Builders (#NeighborhoodBuilders), the bank provides nonprofits with a unique combination of

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OceanPointe Christian Church to host Tim Tebow Foundation’s ‘Night to Shine’ prom for people with special needs

Middletown, RI – OceanPointe Christian Church has announced that they will serve as one of more than 450 churches around the world that will host Night to Shine, sponsored by the Tim Tebow Foundation, simultaneously on Friday, February 9, 2018. Night to Shine is an unforgettable prom night experience, centered on God’s love, for people

Child & Family receives $120,000 in grants for its community programs

Middletown, RI –  Child & Family has announced the receipt of a total of $120,000 in recent gifts from local and national charitable foundations. The grants will support Child & Family programs which serve vulnerable children, at-risk families and elders in need, throughout Rhode Island. The Walmart Foundation has gifted Child & Family $50,000 for its Supportive Housing program which provides safe, affordable

Registration opens for the 2018 Amica Newport Marathon and Half Marathon

Newport, RI — Registration is open for the 2018 Amica Newport Marathon and Half Marathon, which will be held on Sunday, Oct. 7, 2018. The event features a 13.1 and a 26.2 mile course for runners from around the country and across the globe to experience some of Newport and Middletown’s most stunning scenery. The event is

Councilor John Florez arrested, charged with ‘Crank or Obscene Telephone Calls’

The Newport Police Department has released the following press release regarding the arrest of Councilor At-Large John Florez. On 12/11/17, at 1:45 p.m., 46-year-old John Florez of 11 Roseneath Avenue, Newport, RI was charged with Crank or Obscene Telephone Calls (RI General Law §11-35-17). The charge stems from a report filed by a family member

WUN Radio Edition – Podcast #11: Rabbi Marc Mandel from Touro Synagogue on Hanukkah

With Hanukkah beginning tonight, we had a timely discussion with Rabbi Marc Mandel from Touro Synagogue about the Jewish Holiday, what it stands for in 2017, the festival of lights and much more. Touro Synagogue is the oldest synagogue building still standing in the United States, the oldest surviving Jewish synagogue building in North America, and

Newport County YMCA hosts check presentation for Pie Run sponsors and charitable recipients

Newport County, RI – On Monday, December 11, 2017, the Newport County YMCA hosted a check presentation for Pie Run sponsors and charitable recipients to connect and celebrate the success of the Pie Run together. The Newport County YMCA hosted the 32nd Annual Pie Run on Thanksgiving Day Thursday, November 23, 2017. The race, originally founded

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van Beuren Charitable Foundation provides $1 million grant to advance landscape project at The Breakers

Newport, RI – The Preservation Society of Newport County has announced that the van Beuren Charitable Foundation has made a one million dollar grant to The Preservation Society of Newport County to launch the first stage of a multi-year, multi-million dollar project to recapture the original spirit of The Breakers landscape while rehabilitating many lost

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Newport City Council will host final Regular Council Meeting of the year on December 13th

Newport, RI – Newport City Council will meet for the final time in 2017 on Wednesday, December 13th. While the average duration of their Regular Council Meeting’s has average just twenty minutes over the last few months, Wednesday night’s agenda looks like it could be quite a bit longer has Council, the City and businesses

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31st Annual WADK Christmas Concert set for December 13th

AM 1540 WADK Newport will host their 31st Annual Christmas Concert on Wednesday, December 13th at the Newport Marriott on America’s Cup Avenue. The WADK Christmas Concert, which is scheduled to begin at 7 pm, will feature live music from the Jamestown Community Chorus and Larry Brown’s Swinglane Orchestra. While the event is free and

EFC Newport casts historic vote, prepares to open new doors in Newport County

Newport, RI -Senior Pastor Paul Hoffman announced on What’sUpNewp’s Radio Edition on AM 1540 WADK Newport on Monday, December 11th that EFC Newport would be expanding their geographical boundaries in Newport County in the coming year. At their October 29, 2017 annual congregational meeting, EFC Newport members cast a historic vote to expand their geographical

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