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July 23, 2017

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Andy Roddick, Kim Clijsters, Monique Kalkman, Steve Flink and Vic Braden Will Be Inducted into Tennis Hall Of Fame Today

Kim Clijsters, Andy Roddick, Monique Kalkman-van den Bosch, Steve Flink, and the late Vic Braden will be the recipients of tennis’ highest honor when they are inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame today (Saturday, July 22nd) at 12 pm.    A group of Hall of Fame tennis legends and a sold-out stadium of

Newport Festivals Foundation Announces 2017 Bridgefest Schedule

After 30,000 music lovers say goodbye to the Newport Folk Festival and before the jazzy set pours into the city for the Newport Jazz Festival®, the party continues July 31-August 3 at Bridgefest®, the annual celebration of Jazz, Folk and Newport’s rich musical community. Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. will welcome a dozen local artists, clubs, restaurants, theaters, museums

Report: Jamestown Area Experiences 19% Decrease in Eelgrass Acreage Since 2012, 18% Decrease Statewide

Eelgrass is on the decline in Rhode Island waters according to a University of Rhode Island (URI researcher) and new report issued by URI’s Environmental Data Center. Michael Bradley calls eelgrass “the canary in the coal mine for estuarine health.” The flowering plant that grows beneath the surface of coastal waters and salt ponds provides

Over $22K Raised at Second Annual All Charity Day Polo Match

It was all good times for a good cause on Sunday at Newport Polo’s second annual All Charity Day Match.  The venue was alive with attendees present to support more than 20 civic and charitable organizations that this year’s match funded, including Boy Scouts of America Narragansett Council, Boys Town New England, Brain Injury Association of Rhode Island, Community String Project, Fairways for Warriors, Greenlock Therapeutic Riding

Candy Store Cup: Stunning Superyachts to Race From Newport Shipyard, July 27-29

For the second year running, the Candy Store Cup Superyacht Edition will showcase some of the world’s most spectacular yachts racing in a regatta designed specifically for them. The event, scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, July 27-29, is organized and hosted by Newport Shipyard and Bannister’s Wharf, which partnered last year to consolidate the Newport Bucket and Candy Store

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RI Foundation Awards More Than $270,000 to Newport County Nonprofits on Thursday

The Rhode Island Foundation announced today (July 20th) it will award more than $270,000 to nonprofit organizations serving Newport County residents.   The grants, through the Foundation’s Newport County Fund (NCF), will underwrite a host of activities ranging from job readiness training and after-school activities to preventing relationship violence and stocking food pantries.   “From

40+ Things To Do in Newport This Weekend (July 20-23)

Discover all that’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport this weekend! You Might Also Like – This Weekend: Live Music and Entertainment Listings (July 20 – 23) Thursday, July 20th 9 am – Alex and Ani Ladies Day Runway Show and Champagne Brunch at International Tennis Hall Of Fame 10 am – Zumba with Deidre at

Newport Trophy Regatta to Host Ten Historic 12 Metres

As the second “Americas fleet” event in the ROAD TO THE WORLDS Waypoint Series, the Newport Trophy Regatta will take place July 20-23 in Newport, R.I. Hosted by Ida Lewis Yacht Club, the event is for 12 Metre yachts, which are collecting points in a global series leading up to the next 12 Metre World Championship, scheduled for Newport

SENEDIA’s Fourth Annual Defense Innovation Days Set for August 28-30 in Newport

Defense Innovation Days, the Southeastern New England Defense Industry Alliance (SENEDIA)’s annual three-day national event highlighting innovation and technology in the defense arena, will be held Monday, August 28 – Wednesday, August 30 at the Newport Marriott in Newport, Rhode Island.   SENEDIA’s fourth annual Defense Innovation Days event will feature national leaders from the U.S. Departments

Republican Candidate Encourages Former Democratic Candidates to Rally Around His Candidacy

  Just after Dawn Euer won the Democratic Primary for Senate District 13 on Tuesday night, Republican Michael “Mike” Smith issued a statement calling his Democratic opponent the “most progressive candidate in the race” and encouraging the rest of the Democratic field to rally around his candidacy. “After a hard-fought primary on Tuesday, the most progressive candidate

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