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Monday, February 24, 2020

Local high school students to participate in forum on ‘The Future of Island High Schools’ on Feb. 26th

High school students from Newport, Portsmouth and Middletown will participate in a youth forum, “The Future of Island High Schools –...

Dine & Drink: Restaurant news and notes; what to eat and drink this week

Here's the latest from the Newport County restaurant scene, enjoy! You might also like - What’s...

What’s up in Newport County this week: February 24 – March 2

Discover all that's happening, new, and to do in Newport County this week. Monday, February 24th

Aquidneck Island Planning Commission announces John Shea’s departures as Executive Director

The Aquidneck Island Planning Commission (AIPC) announced this morning the departures of John Shea as Executive Director. AIPC is...

Mayor Bova’s Update for February 23

Newport Mayor Jamie Bova shared the following in her weekly update on Sunday, February 23rd. "I wanted to remind...

MainSail Newport wins 3rd Annual Mac & Cheese Smack Down

The 3rd Annual Mac & Cheese Smack Down took place at the Newport Marriott on Saturday. The sold-out event...

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Monday, February 24th

Things To Do

1 pm – Newport Hospital Hiring Event (Newport, RI) – Healthcare Careers

3:45 pm – Teens: Civil Rights Green Screen Scene at Newport Public Library

4 pm – Portrait of A Lady On Fire at Jane Pickens Theater & Event Center

7:30 pm – Fantastic Fungi at Jane Pickens Thater

Live Music & Entertainment

Diego’s – Trivia at 9 pm

Fastnet Pub – The Ubiquitones at 9:30 pm

Fifth Element – The Groove Merchants from 7 pm to 10 pm

Jane Pickens Theater – Portrait Of A Lady on Fire at 4 pm, Fantastic Fungi at 7:30 pm

Midtown Oyster Bar – The Yacht Club Rejects at 9 pm

City & Government Calendar

1 pm – Newport Prevention Coalition

6 pm – Newport School Committee

6:30 pm – Tiverton School Committee

6:30 pm – Portsmouth Town Council

7 pm – Newport Zoning Board of Review

7 pm – Jamestown Board of Canvassers

The Latest

Clean Ocean Access: 156 volunteers remove 385 pounds of trash during Second Beach cleanup

The following was written by Clean Ocean Access. On Saturday, February 22, 2020, Clean Ocean Access (COA) hosted a...

2020 Newport Burger Bender winners announced

The competition in this year’s Newport Burger Bender was stiff with a record-breaking 40 burgers representing 29 restaurants. But alas, the 10...

‘Plaisance’ on Ledge Road sells for $9.4 million

 Lila Delman Real Estate announced today the record breaking sale of ‘Plaisance’, 41 Ledge Road, in Newport for $9,400,000.  Kim...

Newport Restaurant Group donates $23,000 to local charities as part of Annual Gift Card Fundraiser

Newport Restaurant Group (NRG) announced today it has donated $23,000 to local food banks and non-profits committed to building a sustainable and...

5 Questions with Ry Smith, artist behind Caleb & Broad’s new mural

After major renovations in January, Caleb & Broad is getting a brand new look. The restaurant's interior transformation includes a 22 ft....

Local high school students to participate in forum on ‘The Future of Island High Schools’ on Feb. 26th

High school students from Newport, Portsmouth and Middletown will participate in a youth forum, “The Future of Island High Schools –...

Dine & Drink: Restaurant news and notes; what to eat and drink this week

Here's the latest from the Newport County restaurant scene, enjoy! You might also like - What’s...

What’s up in Newport County this week: February 24 – March 2

Discover all that's happening, new, and to do in Newport County this week. Monday, February 24th

Aquidneck Island Planning Commission announces John Shea’s departures as Executive Director

The Aquidneck Island Planning Commission (AIPC) announced this morning the departures of John Shea as Executive Director. AIPC is...

Mayor Bova’s Update for February 23

Newport Mayor Jamie Bova shared the following in her weekly update on Sunday, February 23rd. "I wanted to remind...

Black History Month

Representative Abney receives ‘George T. Downing Award’ from Rogers High School

Rep. Marvin L. Abney (D-Dist. 73, Newport, Middletown) received “The George T. Downing Award” during Rogers High School’s 49th annual Black History Month...

Black History Month Newport: A time to play

Introduction: February is Black History Mont, an annual time to celebrate the achievements, and a time for recognized the central role,...

On the 100th anniversary of the Negro Leagues, a look back at what was lost

Rob Ruck, University of Pittsburgh During the half century that baseball was divided by a color line, black America created a sporting world...

The power of a song in a strange land

Donna M. Cox, University of Dayton From the moment of capture, through the treacherous middle passage, after the final sale and throughout life...

Black History Month Newport: A look at 19th century black-owned businesses, business owners

Introduction: February is Black History Month, also known as African American History Month, an annual time to celebrate the achievements, and a...

Jazz Documentary Co-Written and Directed by CCRI Professor to screen at College during Black History Month

Source: CCRI An award-winning documentary on jazz music in Rhode Island co-written and directed by Community College of Rhode...

City & Government

Local high school students to participate in forum on ‘The Future of Island High Schools’ on Feb. 26th

High school students from Newport, Portsmouth and Middletown will participate in a youth forum, “The Future of Island High Schools –...

Mayor Bova’s Update for February 23

Newport Mayor Jamie Bova shared the following in her weekly update on Sunday, February 23rd. "I wanted to remind...

Newport School Committee designates February 24 – 28 as “Public Schools Week”

At their February 11th meeting, Newport School Committee designated the week of February 24th - 28th as "Public Schools Week".

Lt. Governor to host Small Business Advocacy Council Meeting in Newport on March 10th, business owners encourage to attend

Lt. Governor Daniel J. McKee will be hosting his Small Business Advocacy Council Meeting on Tuesday, March 10th at Innovate Newport.

International Save A Life Tour will visit Rogers High School on February 25th

The International Save A Life Tour will be visiting Rogers High School on February 25th, 2020. "This is the program the...

Newport’s annual kayak, dinghy rack lottery slated for March 4th

Kayakers and dinghy owners take note: Now is the time to get your applications in for the Newport Harbormaster’s Office annual dinghy...

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Obituary for Christine R. Shultz

The following originally appeared on O'Neill Hayes Funeral Home. Christine Vieira Shultz, 76, of Portsmouth, RI, passed away on...

2020 Newport Burger Bender winners announced

The competition in this year’s Newport Burger Bender was stiff with a record-breaking 40 burgers representing 29 restaurants. But alas, the 10...

Obituary for Eugenia (Del Nigro) Gormly

Eugenia “Jenny” Gormly, 99, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, February 20, 2020....

Local high school students to participate in forum on ‘The Future of Island High Schools’ on Feb. 26th

High school students from Newport, Portsmouth and Middletown will participate in a youth forum, “The Future of Island High Schools –...

MainSail Newport wins 3rd Annual Mac & Cheese Smack Down

The 3rd Annual Mac & Cheese Smack Down took place at the Newport Marriott on Saturday. The sold-out event...
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Dine & Drink

2020 Newport Burger Bender winners announced

The competition in this year’s Newport Burger Bender was stiff with a record-breaking 40 burgers representing 29 restaurants. But alas, the 10...

Dine & Drink: Restaurant news and notes; what to eat and drink this week

Here's the latest from the Newport County restaurant scene, enjoy! You might also like - What’s...

MainSail Newport wins 3rd Annual Mac & Cheese Smack Down

The 3rd Annual Mac & Cheese Smack Down took place at the Newport Marriott on Saturday. The sold-out event...

Newport Vineyards Chef named ‘Local Hero’ by Edible Rhody

Newport Vineyards announced today that Executive Chef Andy Teixeira has been honored with Edible Rhody’s 2020 Local Hero Award.

RI Hospitality Association appoints Charlie Holder to its Board of Directors

The RI Hospitality Association (RIHA) announced today the appointment of Newport resident Charlie Holder to its Board of Directors.

Arts & Culture

Block Island lighthouse restoration to be illuminated in Preservation Society of Newport County lecture

The Preservation Society of Newport County recently announced that the architect and contractor who performed the historically informed restoration of the Block...

Registration for Summer Arts Camps at the Jamestown Arts Center opens on March 1st

The Jamestown Arts Center (JAC) announces Summer Arts Camps for ages 3 -15 July 6th - August 14th! Get creative in Beautiful...

Cindy’s Country Cafe listed for sale

The Chad Kritzas Team, a division of HomeSmart Professionals Real Estate, announced on Wednesday that Cindy's Country Cafe, located at 1324 West...

Newport Tour Guides & Greeters News – #112: Newport Winter Festival continues

There are still plenty of activities and fun at the 2020 Newport Winter festival that continues today through February 23rd.  Fun for...

Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County’s Artist Award Application due March 15th

The Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County (ACA) announces the March 15, 2020, 11:59 pm deadline for the Artist Awards, in...

The Latest From What's Up Newp Columnists

Gerry Goldstein: Mookie will make the most of it

The trade of Mookie Betts to the Los Angeles Dodgers has split Red Sox Nation the way trading Barack Obama for Donald...

Westerly, Newport wrestle with school construction needs

Nearly three years ago, a Rhode Island Department of Education (RIDE) study, the Jacobs Report, identified schools throughout the state needing hundreds...

Brian C. Jones: “Charlie’s River” – A Newport artist’s tribute to her longtime partner

For 20 years, they were a couple – talented, devoted partners who individually and together reflected the rich cultural, professional and...

A Layman’s View: Local Radio—Fading Signals as the “hits” just keep on comin’….

It is so sad to see IHeart Radio’s continuing cutbacks at radio stations across the country, cutbacks that have hit our Rhode...

Judge calls for plan to overcome barriers in implementing RI Olmstead Consent Decree

The Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court in Rhode Island has ordered an independent monitor to bring him a new plan...

Things To Do

What’s up in Newport County this week: February 24 – March 2

Discover all that's happening, new, and to do in Newport County this week. Monday, February 24th

Registration for Summer Arts Camps at the Jamestown Arts Center opens on March 1st

The Jamestown Arts Center (JAC) announces Summer Arts Camps for ages 3 -15 July 6th - August 14th! Get creative in Beautiful...

50+ things to do this weekend in Newport County

Discover all that’s happening, new, and to do in Newport County this weekend. Reminder – Both Newport Winter Festival...

2020 Newport Folk Festival: Lineup announcements

The Newport Folk Festival has begun its annual tradition of rolling lineup announcements ahead of the 2020 Newport Folk Festival at Fort...

Newport Tour Guides & Greeters News – #112: Newport Winter Festival continues

There are still plenty of activities and fun at the 2020 Newport Winter festival that continues today through February 23rd.  Fun for...

Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County’s Artist Award Application due March 15th

The Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County (ACA) announces the March 15, 2020, 11:59 pm deadline for the Artist Awards, in...

25th Anniversary Neighborhoods of Newport House Tour set for April 26th

The Parents Association of St. Michael’s Country Day School announced recently that the 2020 Neighborhoods of Newport House Tour will take place...

Restore, Rejuvenate, & Relax: Castle Hill Inn to offer ‘Spring Equinox Retreat’ in March

With the advent of spring on the horizon, Castle Hill Inn is inviting guests to say goodbye to the winter blues and...

What to eat and drink this week in Newport County: Feb. 17-24

Here’s what’s up for the week ahead when it comes to dine, drink and deliciousness; Dine & Drink...

What’s Up This Week: Things to do, live music listings, local government meetings

Discover all that's happening, new, and to do in Newport County this week and weekend. Reminder - Both Newport...

Newport Winter Festival: The Mooring will host its annual Samuel Adams Beer Dinner on Tuesday

The Mooring Seafood Kitchen & Bar will welcome the return of its annual Samuel Adams Beer Dinner as part of the Newport...

22 Bowen’s will host wine tasting with winemaker Kelley Fox on February 22nd

22 Bowen’s Wine Bar & Grille will welcome Oregon winemaker Kelley Fox, of Kelley Fox Wines, on Saturday, February 22nd from 6:00...

Real Estate

‘Plaisance’ on Ledge Road sells for $9.4 million

 Lila Delman Real Estate announced today the record breaking sale of ‘Plaisance’, 41 Ledge Road, in Newport for $9,400,000.  Kim...

Block Island lighthouse restoration to be illuminated in Preservation Society of Newport County lecture

The Preservation Society of Newport County recently announced that the architect and contractor who performed the historically informed restoration of the Block...

Colonial cottage on Walnut Street sells for $1.9 million

Hogan Associates announced today the February 18, 2020 sale of 42 Walnut Street, Newport, for $1,900,000. This is...

What Sold: Aquidneck Island real estate sales, transactions (Feb. 11th – 18th)

Here’s what sold on Aquidneck Island between February 4th – 11th, 2020. Aquidneck Island...

25th Anniversary Neighborhoods of Newport House Tour set for April 26th

The Parents Association of St. Michael’s Country Day School announced recently that the 2020 Neighborhoods of Newport House Tour will take place...

Condo on Spring Street fetches $815,000; is Newport County’s 2nd highest condo sale of the year

Hogan Associates recently announced the February 13, 2020 sale of 426 Spring Street, Unit 204, the condo sold for $815,000.

Local Obituaries

Obituary for Christine R. Shultz

The following originally appeared on O'Neill Hayes Funeral Home. Christine Vieira Shultz, 76, of Portsmouth, RI, passed away on...

Obituary for Eugenia (Del Nigro) Gormly

Eugenia “Jenny” Gormly, 99, passed away peacefully at home surrounded by her loving family on Thursday, February 20, 2020....

Obituary for Elizabeth Ann Murphy

Elizabeth Ann Murphy, 79, passed away on Tuesday, February 18, 2020, at Newport Hospital, with her family by her side.

Obituary for John Christopher Cabral

John C. Cabral, 70, of Portsmouth, passed away on February 15, 2020, in Stoughton, MAJohn was born on June...

Obituary for Manuel L. Escobar

Manuel L. Escobar of Portsmouth, RI died on Tuesday, February 18, peacefully at home surrounded by his family. Born...

Obituary for Ann Marie (Markowski) Leavitt

Ann Marie (Markowski) Leavitt passed away peacefully at home on February 17, 2020, surrounded by her loving family after...

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