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Ocean State Job Lot salutes First Responders and Public Safety Professionals with ‘Savings 911’ Discount Week

Ocean State Job Lot (OSJL), a privately-held, family-operated discount retail chain with 130 stores in New England, New York, and New Jersey, continues to show its support for first responders and public safety professionals through its 10th annual “Savings 911” discount week. From March 22 through March 28, all first responders and public safety professionals will be

IYRS will host Career Day on March 24th

The International Yacht Restoration School (IYRS) will host a Career Day on March 24th from 9 am to 1 pm at the IYRS campus on lower Thames Street in Newport. Career Day is a free job and career-exploration fair that draws employers who come to this annual event with one goal in mind: to connect with individuals with


Great American Beer Bars: CraftBeer.com readers choose Norey’s as best beer bar in Rhode Island

Norey’s has been recognized as the best beer bar in Rhode Island in the annual Great American Beer Bars competition conducted by CraftBeer.com —the Brewers Association website for beer lovers. Norey’s, which was founded in 2000, offers at least 20 taps and 110 bottles of some of the world’s best and rarest craft beers. “There are more than 6,000 small and

Podcast: A conversation about the The Newport Workshop, a new community-powered manufacturing shop

Micah Reyes and  Andrea Pietrangeli joined Frank and Ryan today to chat about The Newport Workshop! The Newport Workshop will be a community-powered manufacturing shop empowering the “maker” in everyone through education, production, and collaboration. Their initiative is to provide the equipment, materials, and space for community members to make what they want and need through

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Newport Storm named ‘Official Beer’ of Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade for Seventh Year

Newport Storm’s Spring Irish Red Ale has been welcomed back as the “Official Beer” of the 2018 Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade. 2018 marks the 62nd annual parade, and the seventh time that Newport Storm Brewery has been given the honor.  The 62nd Annual Newport Saint Patrick’s Day Parade will be held, rain, snow, or shine, on Saturday,

David Rockefeller, Jr. and Sailors for the Sea to join forces with Oceana

Sailors for the Sea, the leading ocean conservation organization for the sailing and boating community-based in Newport, RI, is joining with Oceana, the world’s largest ocean conservation organization. As the two organizations move forward under the Oceana umbrella, Sailors for the Sea co-founder David Rockefeller, Jr., will be joining Oceana’s Board of Directors. Oceana plans to

Newport Hospital kicks off “Reading is Healthy” Project, will provide a book to every baby born at Hospital

Newport Hospital has launched a new “Reading is Healthy” program to promote family literacy. As of Feb. 1, every baby born at the hospital’s Noreen Stonor Drexel Birthing Center goes home with a new board book. At the hospital’s four affiliated primary care practices, each time a child under 12 comes in for an appointment,

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SENEDIA receives Real Jobs RI grant to help veterans explore and find career opportunities

The Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA) has received a Real Jobs RI grant through the Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training (RIDLT) to help veterans explore and find career opportunities through meaningful civilian internships.  By working together with the Rhode Island Office of Veterans Affairs, SENEDIA will help ensure that veterans have an

Preservation Society names four companies as exclusive Newport Mansions ‘Caterers of Choice’

Newpot, RI – Blackstone Caterers of Newport, RI, Gourmet Galley of North Stonington, CT,  Russell Morin Catering & Events of Newport, RI and The Catered Affair of Hingham, MA have been named as accredited Caterers of Choice for The Preservation Society of Newport County.  Only these four caterers are allowed to provide food service for

Podcast: Beacon Designs by Chem Art – The Rhode Island company that’s manufacturing the Official White House Christmas Ornament

Recently featured on CBS Sunday Morning, National Geographic and Reader’s Digest, Beacon Designs by ChemArt (located in Lincoln, RI) has been making the Official White House Christmas Ornament for the White House Historical Association since 1981. The holiday decorations have honored each president sequentially, with brief pauses to recognize significant occasions such as the White

Hotel Viking unveils event schedule for Newport Winter Festival

Ahead of the 30th Annual Newport Winter Festival, Hotel Viking has announced a full schedule of events for the 10-day event scheduled from February 16 – 22 – including a ‘Field and Forage’ event series with former Patriots player Matt Light and Chef Mike Robinson, the UK’s most prominent game chef. Schedule Newport Winter Festival events at Hotel

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Newport Restoration Foundation appoints new Executive Director

Newport, RI – The Newport Restoration Foundation (NRF) announced today that they have selected Mark Thompson to serve as the organization’s next Executive Director, following a competitive search. Thompson comes to Newport from St. Leonard, Maryland where he served as Executive Director of Jefferson Patterson Park & Museum.  He will assume this new role on February 5,

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