Rosecliff Mansion

The Newport County Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their Annual Cocktail Celebration & Silent Auction on Friday, November 13, 2015 and cordially invites it’s Chamber members and the public to their  Black, White and Gilded event. The event will be held at the astounding Rosecliff Mansion located on Bellevue Avenue from seven to ten p.m.

During the Celebration there will be a variety of activities including a Silent Auction and live music. The live music will be provided by Sugarbabies Inc. presenting Them Apples Band. There will also be an assortment of fine cuisine and libations provided by Russell Morin Fine Caterers. The Silent Auction will be compromised of, spa packages, weekend getaways and tickets to sporting events. The event is hosted by the Preservation Society of Newport County and is sponsored by Kahn, Litwin, Renza & Company.


Tickets for the event are $125.00 per person, $200.00 per couple and a reserved table of ten for $1000.00. The table price includes listing in program and table signage at the event. The tickets are available at or by calling the Chamber staff at 401-847-1608. Please RSVP before November 6, 2015.

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.

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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.
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