Good Morning! Here’s the latest on what’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport, RI;

‘Fat Guy Across America’ Hits New York: Nice mention if his time spent here and Newport Bicycle (NY Times)

Fair Chance of Seeing “Shooting Stars” on Thursday and Friday Night: If you’re in Newport or Southern New England later this week, there is a fair chance to see some “shooting stars” with the annual Draconid meteor shower. (What’sUpNewp)

Parking Ban Will be in effect on Broadway on Thursday and Friday: A PARKING BAN will be in effect on Broadway in order to pave the corridor. Broadway from Marlborough Street to Cranston Avenue: (What’sUpNewp)

Sold! 9 Houses in Newport Last Week: A total of nine houses changed hands in Newport last week, according to data from the statewide Multiple Listing Service (Patch)

Rolex NYYC Invitational Cup to Air on ESPN2: This Sunday yachting enthusiasts and casual sailing fans around the United States will have a chance to experience from the comfort of their living room the excitement, drama and pageantry of the 2015 Rolex New York Yacht Club Invitational Cup. (Scuttlebutt Sailing News)

Art League of RI Sponsors Stem to Steam from the Trenches at the Newport Art Museum: On Wednesday, October 14th, from 7-9pm, the Art League of RI will present STEM to STEAM at the Newport Art Museum. (What’sUpNewp)

Fortress Of Nightmares Returns to Fort Adams for 6 Nights in October: Fortress of Nightmares returns to Fort Adams in October for its eighth season in a row.  (What’sUpNewp)

KVH Wins Three Prestigious Product Awards From the National Marine Electronics Association for 2015:  KVH Industries, Inc., (Nasdaq:KVHI) is pleased to announce it has been recognized for outstanding marine electronics products by the top marine electronics professionals in the country. (NASDAQ)

Sage Cellars Brings Rebel Coast Wine to Rhode Island: Sage Cellars, located in Warren, RI, has announced the latest edition to their portfolio of wineries, Rebel Coast Winery. (What’sUpNewp)

Jane Pickens is One of 32 Theaters in U.S. Chosen to Host Kickstarter Film Festival: On Thursday October 15, over 30 theaters across the United States will screen an expertly curated selection of some of the best short and feature films funded on Kickstarter. (What’sUpNewp)

Things To Do This Week in and Around Newport


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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
Belmore has been involved with What’sUpNewp since shortly after its launch in 2012, proudly leading it to be named Best Local News Blog in Rhode Island by Rhode Island Monthly readers in 2018, 2019, and 2020 and an honorable mention in the Common Good Awards in 2021.

Born and raised in Rhode Island, Belmore graduated from Coventry High School and the Community College of Rhode Island. In addition to living in Newport for 10 years, he has lived in Portsmouth, Coventry, Providence, Smithfield, Burrillville, and East Greenwich.

Belmore currently serves as Vice President of the Board Of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and on the Board of Directors for Potter League For Animals. He previously served on the Board of Lucy's Hearth and the Arts & Cultural Alliance for Newport County.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here - https://whatsupnewp.com/2021/09/letter-from-the-publisher-some-personal-news/

Belmore visits Newport every couple of weeks to support the 12+ paid contributors What'sUpNewp has on the ground across Rhode Island, a place he called home for 39 years.

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
Belmore can be contacted at ryan@whatsupnewp.com and 401-662-1653.