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

Five Fun Facts About Each of Newport’s Oldest and Most Historic Churches: (What’sUpNewp)

Local Legend Claims One Of The Most Famous Questions in History Was Formulated at Sachuest Beach: (What’sUpNewp)

Willy’s Burger Bar and Rotisserie Is Up For Sale: Willy’s Burger Bar + Rotisserie, located at 599 Thames Street in Newport, is up for sale. ( What’sUpNewp)

‘Jackie: Behind Closed Doors’ a look into the life of Jackie Kennedy …: Very few understood what transpired from that September 12, 1953 day in Newport, Rhode Island when the rich and famous gathered in St. Mary’s Church for … (What’sUpNewp)


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Newport Skating Center Hits 80% of Fundraising Goal; Deadline to Give is Fast Approaching: The Save the Newport Skating Center fundraising campaign is currently at 80% to their goal, with time to still give. (What’sUpNewp)

Papa Doug selling (Newport) Rhode Island mansion: #Manchester bought Fairholme, one of Newport, Rhode Island’s historic ocean-front mansions, last July for $15 million. He has put the 24,400 square foot, …(San Diego Reader)

Local Sailor Will Leave Newport and Attempt to Break the Non-Stop Solo Around The World Record: U.S. short-handed sailor, Joe Harris is attempting to break the non-stop solo Around the World Record for 40-foot monohulls. Harris will make the attempt in his Class 40, GryphonSolo2. ( What’sUpNewp)

Fat Guy Across America: the ultimate romantic gesture?: She was no longer estranged from him, having joined him in Rhode Island, where …. Newport Bicycle, a shop on Rhode Island, gave him a replacement bike, … (Telegraph.co.uk)

Aquidneck Growers’ Market Kicks Off Winter Market at Newport Vineyards: The Aquidneck Growers’ Market wrapped up their Summer Market and outdoor season at Newport Vineyards and on Memorial Boulevard last week. ( What’sUpNewp)

Ryan M. Belmore

Ryan M. Belmore is the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp. Ryan is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and serves on the Board of Directors for Fort Adams Trust and Lucy's Hearth. Send questions, tips, and story ideas to Ryan@whatsupnewp.com.

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