Cru Cafe will be hosting Holiday Cookie Decorating for kids under 12 on Sunday, December 13th from 2pm – 5pm.

Cru Cafe’s baker is baking up shortbreads and gingerbreads in holiday shapes for kids to head in and decorate and eat! Cru Cafe will be providing free coffee for the parents and free hot chocolate for the kids

Free hot chocolate will be served during the event.

The event is free and open to the public, Cru Cafe will be accepting donations for The Confetti Foundation at the event.

The Confetti Foundation supplies party starter kits to hospitalized children. It was started in hopes that families would for 30 minutes of their child’s sickness, just stop and celebrate.

Cru Cafe is located at 1 Casino Terrace in Newport.

Ryan Belmore is the 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.

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

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.