A roundup of today’s big stories that have to do with what’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport, RI…

Countdown Has Begun, “26 Months Until Opening Night” at Opera House: (What’sUpNewp)

Orange Leaf Closes Newport Location Permanently: (What’sUpNewp)

Newport, RI’s Fairholme Mansion Returns to Market for $21 Million … (The Wall Street Journal)

For The Fifth Consecutive Year, SantaCon is Coming to Town: (What’sUpNewp)

Sail Into Most Wonderful Time of Year at Newport Harbor Illuminated Boat Parade: (What’sUpNewp)

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Glen Manor House Set to Host 2nd Annual Mistletoe Madness: (What’sUpNewp)

Cluny School Open House Set for Sunday November 8: (What’sUpNewp)

Pell STEM Program Receives Legislative Support: (What’sUpNewp)

Sandywoods Center For The Arts Will Host Fourth Annual Free Thanksgiving Community Dinner: (What’sUpNewp)

Preservation Society of Newport County Will Host Two Free Informational Seminars for Artists: (What’sUpNewp)

Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He 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 and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.