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October 16, 2018

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On This Day In Newport History: July 15, 1876 – Margaret Van Alen Bruguiére is Born in Newport

Photo Credit Margaret Van Alen Bruguiére, also known as Daily Van Alen, was born on July 15, 1876 in Newport, Rhode Island. While the name may not be familiar to many, the socialite, art collector and philanthropist was considered by many during the 1940’s, 50’s and 60’s as the leader of Newport’s social scene. She was once one

15 reasons to shop and dine local this holiday season

Photo via Bowen’s Wharf We hear a lot about “shop local”, “support local”, “eat local” and so on. We say it, share it and preach it; this holiday season it’s time to follow through and actually do it! Let’s face it once the new year hits, Newport and the rest of Aquidneck Island gets VERY quiet

Bridge to Fitness holds fundraiser to benefit MLK Center

Bridge to Fitness held an especially created group exercise class on Saturday, November 11th to raise almost $1,000 to benefit the Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center (MLK Center).  The fitness facility inspired group exercise class trainers, Rachel Alexander and Lauren Freitas, to come up with a unique and early November fundraising event with the

Lemon & Line named Official Volvo Ocean Race Accessory Supplier

Newport-based Lemon & Line has announced that they have been chosen as an official accessory for the 2017-2018 Volvo Ocean Race.   Partnering with preeminent European rope manufacturer Gottifredi Maffioli, the line supplier for the Volvo Ocean Race fleet, and Musto, the event’s official kit supplier, Lemon & Line will manufacture the Official Volvo Ocean

Has North Sails closed its retail store in Newport?

It appears that North Sails has closed their retail location in the heart of Newport at 172 Thames Street. On Monday evening and Tuesday morning, What’sUpNewp observed a U-Haul out in front of the business being loaded with contents, merchandise, and fixtures from the store. On Tuesday afternoon, the store was completely empty with no

New England Harbour Club set to permanently close

After 5 years on Long Wharf in Newport, The New England Harbour Club (The NEHC) is closing its doors for the final time this weekend. Ros Leach, a manager at The NEHC, tells What’sUpNewp that the stores lease has come to an end and the decision was recently made by ownership to close. The store, located

Sunday Folk Festival Fashion

On Sunday, sunny skies and temps in the high 70’s meant perfect conditions to get your #folkon. Bare shoulders, cut-off shorts, cropped tops and dresses returned to the fort. Check out our gallery and share with your friends!

Saturday Folk Festival Fashion

It was a blustery day at Fort Adams, but the rain held off. Jackets, sweaters and blankets added more layers to festival style.  Photo Credit: Sarah McClutchy/What’sUpNewp

Friday Folk Festival Fashion

Cloud cover, temperatures in the high 70s, and gentle breezes made for pleasant, late July conditions as music lovers gathered at historic Fort Adams for Day One of Newport Folk Festival. Summer festival fashion trends were on full display throughout the fort, and it was clear early on that brimmed hats, neck ties, mirrored sunglasses,

Kiel James Patrick Will Open a Flagship Store in Downtown Newport (Updated)

This story was originally published on March 22, 2017. Kiel James Patrick plans to open a flagship store in Downtown Newport. Well known as “KJP”, the Pawtucket-based lifestyle clothing and accessories company will open their first self-owned and operates store in Newport this May at 5 Bowen’s Wharf. Currently, their products can be found in more than a

Crosswynds Traders of Narragansett to Open Location in Newport

Crosswynds Traders will be opening a second location in downtown Newport this spring. Known as “Narragansett’s Best-Kept Secret,” Crosswynds Traders is a favorite shopping spot for both tourists and locals to find the latest fashion trends for men and women at an affordable price. Shoppers will find popular name brands at a great value.  Crosswynds

Laura Jean Denim to Change Ownership in 2017

After more than 12 years, Laura Jean Denim will have new ownership beginning on February 1, 2017. Storeowner and Newport local, Laura Flynn, founded her company in 2005 with the mission of bringing fashionable, comfortable clothing to Newport. Flynn shared the news with customers and friends via an e-mail on Thursday morning. “I am happy

#ShopSmall Gift Guide: Stand-out Stocking Stuffers

Shopping for stocking stuffers? Two local stores you don’t want to miss during the Newport Holiday Stroll are Soap & Water and Scrimshanders on Bowen’s Wharf. In Soap & Water, you’ll find a stand-out inventory of luxurious bath & body products for men and women, as well as exceptional items for the home. In Scrimshanders, you’ll find unique,

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