The fifth annual 4 Bridges Ride, sponsored by the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority Foundation will be held on Sunday, September 17th 2017. The 26 mile charity ride allows cyclists an opportunity to cross the Verrazzano, Pell, Sakonnet and Mt. Hope Bridges connecting the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations. All net proceeds
Clean Ocean Access’ Earth Day cleanup proved to have a positive impact at Marine Avenue Beach and surrounding areas along the Cliff Walk in Newport. In less than two hours, 91 volunteers removed 260 pounds of marine debris. Their efforts were not confined to Marine Avenue Beach, as they ventured out and cleaned up Bailey’s
This story was originally published on October 15, 2016, it was updated on April 25, 2017, to include an official release from the USGA. The United States Golf Association (USGA) has named the Newport Country Club in Newport, RI the host site for the 2020 U.S. Senior Open Championship. The championship for golfers age 50 and
All oversized and overweight vehicles will be prohibited from traveling on the Pell Bridge from mid-May through the end of June, according to the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority (RITBA). A bridge deck replacement project on the bridge will prohibit Gross Vehicle Weight (GVW) over 80,000 pounds and vehicles with width exceeding 8 feet 6
What’sUpNewp will host a R.I. Senate District 13 (Newport, Jamestown) Candidate Forum at Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center on Monday, July 10th from 5:30 pm to 7:30 pm. This discussion will give candidates for Senate District 13 (Newport, Jamestown) the opportunity to share their views on local and statewide issues ahead of a special
Newport, RI – The Newport Folk Festival has begun its annual tradition of announces who will perform at the 2017 Festival via their unique rolling lineup announcements. The first announcement came on Folk Festival’s Facebook Page on Wednesday morning, when they announced Fleet Foxes would return to Fort Adams on Friday, July 28th. This story will be
Looking for a spring or summer gig? Or perhaps a new part-time job or new career? There are more than 100 companies in Newport hiring for all different positions, and in all sorts of industries right now! Jobs in Newport, RI All posted within the last 7 days and are in Newport or within 5
Discover where to find live music, entertainment, comedy, karaoke and trivia this week in and around Newport. Monday, April 24 4 pm & 7 pm – The Lost City of Z at Jane Pickens Theater 7 pm to 10 pm – The Groove Merchants at Fifth Element 9:30 pm – Trivia at Diego’s 10 pm
Discover what’s happening for events, meetings, live music and entertainment this week in and around Newport, RI. Monday, April 24 4 pm & 7 pm – The Lost City of Z at Jane Pickens Theater 7 pm – Marijuana Update: Lessons from Colorado at CCRI Newport Tuesday, April 25 1:30 pm – Healthy Imaginations: Free Art Classes at Dr.
D. Virginia “Ginny” Heffner, 87, died Friday, April 21, 2017 at Silver Creek Manor in Bristol, RI. Ginny was born on June 23, 1929, in Newport, RI, the daughter of the late Stephen Barrett and the late Mary Josephine (O’Neill) Barrett. A native Newporter, Ginny grew up in a house on Extension Street and attended
The City of Newport is getting ready to “park” it’s first parklet! The City of San Francisco has been credited with introducing the parklet concept in 2005, but other cities around the world and in this country, have quickly adopted the idea and have launched their own. These mobile parks are typically designed to fit
This story was originally published on February 24, 2017; it has been updated. Seastreak has plans to extend the season and the amount of daily trips for the Newport to Providence Ferry in 2017, according to Seastreak’s website. The 2017 season will run from June 16th to October 1st, 41 days longer than the 2016
James Joseph “Jim” Palmer, 73, died Saturday, April 15, 2017 after a long battle with respiratory illness. Jim passed away peacefully with his children by his side. Jim is survived by his children and their spouses: Michael and Melissa Palmer of Woodleaf, NC, Patrick and Jeanie Palmer of Purcellville, VA, Irene and Alan Marley of
Here’s where to find your most complete listings for live music, comedy, karaoke and dancing this weekend in and around Newport, RI. You Might Also Like –40+ Things To Do This Weekend in Newport (April 21 – 23) Note: Those underlined, in blue and with links are our sponsors – they make what we do
Clean Ocean Access expands marine debris removal and prevention efforts on Aquidneck Island Clean Ocean Access (COA) has received a grant for $66,370 from 11th Hour Racing to implement two trash skimmers on Aquidneck Island and to create a strategic plan for four additional locations around the State of Rhode Island. The Aquidneck Island
Rhode Island Resource Recovery Corporation (Resource Recovery) in conjunction with the Town of Middletown Department of Public Works will host a collection of household hazardous waste (HHW) on Saturday, April 29 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Second Beach located at 474 Sachuset Point Road. This event is available free of charge to Rhode Island
The City of Newport announces the beginning of the Parking Season effective May 1, 2017 and continuing through October 31, 2017. Metered parking will be in effect from 9:00 AM until 9:00 PM daily, including weekends and holidays. The fee for parking in a metered space is $1.25 per hour in increments of twenty-five cents.
The 200-foot Tall Ship Oliver Hazard Perry, Rhode Island’s Official Sailing Education Vessel, will arrive this weekend after completing her first international ocean voyages that took her to Cuba twice and Bermuda. Onboard are high school students, including a number from Tall Ships Portland, and adults who participated in Ocean Navigator celestial navigation classes on
The 2017 Newport Flower Show, themed Fête Des Fleurs: Paintings and Parterres, will celebrate its 22nd year with a variety of special events, expert guest speakers, beautiful floral designs, impressive horticulture exhibits, stunning garden displays, unique shopping opportunities, and more. Inspired by France, America’s premier summer flower show will transport guests’ imaginations to the place that
Time Inc.’s COASTAL LIVING brand has announced that the brand’s popular annual idea house will be built in Newport in 2017 and will be available for purchase and open to the public starting in July. To celebrate the brand’s 20th anniversary, the idea house will showcase design trends and innovations from the past two decades.
Continuing the tradition of celebrating music education and fulfilling a key mission of Newport Festivals Foundation, Inc. by showcasing outstanding student bands, George Wein and Christian McBride are pleased to announce the Fifth Wave of artists for the 2017 Newport Jazz Festival® presented by Natixis Global Asset Management, which is set for August 4-6 at
The following items of business will go before the Newport City Council at its next regular meeting to be held on April 26, 2017, at 6:30 p.m at Newport City Hall.
Moët & Chandon has joined Bowen’s Wharf Company as presenting sponsor of the Newport Oyster Festival, Newport Wooden Boat Show and Bowen’s Wharf Seafood Festival. The partnership will feature the world’s most beloved champagne and celebrate Rhode Island’s marine community at these lively waterfront events in downtown Newport. Oysters lovingly cultivated in the Ocean
People’s Credit Union recently donated $700 to the Jonnycake Center in Peace Dale, RI. The funds were raised through a combination of People’s Credit Union employee donations totaling $425 as a result of a monthly dress down day, called Casual for a Cause, as well as an additional $275 from a Red Sox themed raffle
The Aquidneck Island Planning Commission (AIPC) is hosting the 2017 Newport County Legislative Forum next week, on Thursday, April 27th from8:30 – 10 a.m. in the auditorium of the Community College of Rhode Island in Newport, RI. The 2017 forum is AIPC’s second annual legislative forum and part of its ongoing “Smart Island” series