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Today In Newport – December 10th: Weather forecast and things to do

Weather: Today - Sunny, with a high near 38. North wind 9 to 13 mph.Tonight - Mostly clear,...

Rhode Report: Newport County road and lane closures this week

Newport, RI – The following road and lane closure notices are effective for the near future, according to the Rhode Island Department...

Superintendent to host public forums following Thompson Middle School incident

Following an incident last week at Thompson Middle School where two middle school students were arrested for allegedly assaulting another student, Marcin...
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ARTS & CULTURE

Fun, Interesting, Famous and Memorable Quotes About Newport, Rhode Island

{Photo via Frank G. Harris (1885)/Wikimedia Commons} Newport, RI has inspired many writers, celebrities, musicians and creative minds over the last several hundred years. While there's never any...

Newport Wellness Week returns in January

Newport Wellness Week, a week-long celebration of mind, body and spirit, returns January 19-25, 2019. Featuring a diverse array of wellness events,...

Newport Art Museum announces call for entries for 2019 Newport Annual Members’ Juried Exhibition

The Newport Art Museum will be accepting work for jurying for the Newport Annual Members' Juried Exhibition on January 12 (10 am - 4...

The Newport Art Museum’s Faculty & Student Holiday Arts & Crafts Sale opens during Art After Dark

Newport Art Museum's Art After Dark, which recently received the 2017 Editor's Pick Award for Best Artsy Social Event by Rhode Island Monthly Magazine, is back on Thursday, December 13 from 5 - 9...

Some of the best Christmas films are coming to the big screen at Jane Pickens Theater this month

Buddy The Elf, Clark Griswold and George Bailey are all coming soon to the big screen in Newport. Along with their great regular programming, Jane...

Jewelry company Loren Hope bringing its headquarters, first storefront to Newport in 2019

Newport, RI - Loren Hope, a Rhode Island-based jewelry company featuring seasonal and timeless jewelry exclusively handcrafted in the United States, will be opening their...

THINGS TO DO

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DINE & DRINK

Seamen’s Church Institute invites public to join them for their free Annual Christmas Breakfast

Seamen’s Church Institute has announced that they will host their Annual Christmas Breakfast from 9 am to 11 am on Christmas morning. ...

LoBro Taco to open on Broadway

Newport, RI - There's a new restaurant opening in The-City-By-The-Sea this week. It looks as if LoBro Taco will open to the public for...

Restaurants open on Christmas Day in Newport

Christmas Day in Newport, believe it or not, will be here before you know it. For some of you, the thought of cooking at home, traveling, or...

OpenTable Diners Have Spoken: Castle Hill Inn, Bouchard Restaurant & Inn among the ‘100 Best Restaurants in America’ in 2018

Newport, RI - Today, OpenTable revealed the 100 Best Restaurants in America 2018, according to OpenTable diners. The list is a comprehensive look at the year's most beloved...

Daily deals, specials, and offers at Newport restaurants (Updated)

Newport, RI - Looking for cheap eats or dining deals in and around Newport? Here are some of the best cheap eats, happy hours,...

Binge BBQ to appear on Cooking Channel’s ‘Burgers, Brew & ‘Que’

Newport, RI - Barbecue lovers rejoice, Binge BBQ is going get some well-deserving attention it deserves when it appears on the Cooking Channel's Burgers,...

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LIVING IN NEWPORT

Seamen’s Church Institute invites public to join them for their free Annual Christmas Breakfast

Seamen’s Church Institute has announced that they will host their Annual Christmas Breakfast from 9 am to 11 am on Christmas morning. ...

LoBro Taco to open on Broadway

Newport, RI - There's a new restaurant opening in The-City-By-The-Sea this week. It looks as if LoBro Taco will open to the public for...

Santa’s schedule of sleigh rides through neighborhoods of Newport

Newport, RI - Santa Claus, with the help of Newport Fire Department and Newport Police Department, will be making his annual sleigh ride through the...

Now Hiring: 64 job opportunities available right now in and around Newport

Newport, RI - Time for a new part-time job, gig, or full-time career? There are more than 60 businesses currently hiring in and around...

Aquidneck Land Trust will open Spruce Acres Farm to public on December 18th

Aquidneck Land Trust (“ALT”) has announced that Spruce Acres Farm will be open to the public starting on Tuesday, December 18. The 22.67-acre property, situated...

Construction is complete on the 16-foot Newport Marriott gingerbread lighthouse

Newport, RI - The Newport Marriott is delighted to celebrate Christmas in Newport with one of New England’s largest working gingerbread lighthouses, constructed by the...

Clean Ocean Access volunteers remove 150 pounds of debris from Hull Cove in Jamestown

Jamestown, RI - On Saturday, December 1st, Clean Ocean Access held its second-to-last beach cleanup of the year at Hull Cove in Jamestown, RI. 48...

Cox Communications to host grand opening of new Solutions Store on West Main Road

Cox Communications will celebrate the grand opening of a new Cox Solutions Store in the Middletown Plaza at 868 West Main Road in Middletown,...

SOLUTIONS

Affordable Housing: The solution wrests in our “Political Will”

This is the final story in WhatsUpNewp’s in-depth look at affordable housing in Rhode Island. Of course, we'll continue to follow up on leads...

HousingWorks Fact Book provides data as conversation shifts to economic benefits of affordable housing

(Note: Over the last few weeks WhatsUpNewp has been exploring affordable housing issues. Last Friday, HousingWorksRI released its annual Fact Book, providing a detailed...

New research shows housing affordability continues to evade many Rhode Islanders

The 2018 Housing Fact Book released today by HousingWorks RI (HWRI) at Roger Williams University reveals that housing affordability remains a critical problem across the state...

ENTERTAINMENT & MUSIC

Newport Folk Festival 2019 lineup announcements

Newport, RI - Newport Folk Festival's lineup announcement is easily the most awaited of any festival in Rhode Island, Southern New England, and possibly...

Some of the best Christmas films are coming to the big screen at Jane Pickens Theater this month

Buddy The Elf, Clark Griswold and George Bailey are all coming soon to the big screen in Newport. Along with their great regular programming, Jane...

Sweetback Sisters’ Country Christmas Singalong Spectacular coming to Portsmouth High School

Common Fence Music is very excited to bring back THE SWEETBACK SISTERS’ COUNTRY CHRISTMAS SINGALONG SPECTACULAR! on Saturday, December 8th, 2018, 7 pm at Portsmouth High School Auditorium, 120...

Newport County live music and entertainment listings (Dec. 4 – 10)

Newport, RI – Discover all that’s happening for live music and entertainment in and around Newport County this week. Please Note: Unless otherwise indicated, the...

2019 Newport Folk Festival officially sold out

Newport, RI - Within just an hour or two, all 30,000 tickets to the Newport Folk Festival have sold out. Yes, once again without...
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REAL ESTATE

Archi-TEXT : Old Newport at Christmas

Washington Square was at the heart of colonial-era Newport and this important district was anchored by two structures: the Brick Market and the Old...

Million Dollar Listing: Folly House in Jamestown sells for $3.75 million

Jamestown, RI - Lila Delman Real Estate has announced that the “Folly House” at 30 Bay View Drive in Jamestown has recently sold for...

Million Dollar Listing: Waterfront cottage in Jamestown sells for $3.75 million

Jamestown, RI - Offering over 3,500 square feet of living space and seven bedrooms, the historic, waterfront cottage at 30 Bay View Drive, known...

Newport native gets prestigious new role at Randall Realtors

Charlestown, RI - The Randall Family of Companies, New England’s coastal real estate specialists with 35 offices and more than 650 agents across RI, CT...

Million Dollar Listing: Water view home in Jamestown fetches $1.05 million

Jamestown, RI - Lila Delman Real Estate has announced the sale of 283 Highland Drive in Jamestown for $1,050,000. Nancy Cresser, Lila Delman Sales...

PEOPLE & PROFILES

What’s Up Radio – #6: Roy Lauth previews 48th Annual Christmas In Newport

The 48th Annual Christmas In Newport gets underway on Saturday, December 1st with an official opening ceremony in Washington Square at 5 pm. Roy Lauth,...

What’s Up Radio: A conversation with Newport Mayor-elect Jamie Bova

Newport, RI - The voters spoke on November 6th and elected their new City Council, and now the new City Council has spoken and...

What’s Up Radio – November 12th: Veterans Day, Newport’s million dollar neighborhoods, and more

Newport, RI - Another edition of What's Up Radio is here. We start off the conversation reminding people that this (What's Up Radio) is a...

What’s Up Radio: The War and Treaty

After an amazing and beautiful debut performance at the 2018 Newport Folk Festival in July, The War and Treaty return to our area for...

HEALTH, FITNESS, SAILING & SPORTS

Newport Wellness Week returns in January

Newport Wellness Week, a week-long celebration of mind, body and spirit, returns January 19-25, 2019. Featuring a diverse array of wellness events,...

Registration opens for 2019 Amica Newport Marathon and Half Marathon

Newport, RI - Registration is open for the 2019 Amica Newport Marathon and Half Marathon, which will be held on Sunday, October 13th, 2019....

Record-breaking results from 2017-18 Volvo Ocean Race

The latest edition of the Volvo Ocean Race, which started in Alicante, Spain in October 2017 and finished in The Hague in the Netherlands...

Nick Ewenson named Race Programs Manager for Sail Newport

Newport, RI - Sail Newport has appointed Nick Ewenson of Newport as race programs manager, according to an announcement from Rhode Island's Public Sailing Center...

BUSINESS

LoBro Taco to open on Broadway

Newport, RI - There's a new restaurant opening in The-City-By-The-Sea this week. It looks as if LoBro Taco will open to the public for...

Construction is complete on the 16-foot Newport Marriott gingerbread lighthouse

Newport, RI - The Newport Marriott is delighted to celebrate Christmas in Newport with one of New England’s largest working gingerbread lighthouses, constructed by the...

Cox Communications to host grand opening of new Solutions Store on West Main Road

Cox Communications will celebrate the grand opening of a new Cox Solutions Store in the Middletown Plaza at 868 West Main Road in Middletown,...

Chamber to welcome RI Commerce Secretary Stefan Pryor at December 6th After-Hours

On Thursday, December 6 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. the Emerging Leaders of the Newport County Chamber of Commerce will host an After Hours Celebration at...