Join Newport Police Department on Saturday, December 12th from 11am — 3pm at Willy’s Burger Bar & Rotisserie to help spread some holiday cheer to our troops currently serving in our armed forces.

“Writing a letter is a meaningful way to show support for our Military. It only takes 5 minutes of your day, but will bring lasting joy to the recipients.” Newport Police Department shared on Facebook.
There will be hot cocoa and sweet treats provided by Willy’s Burger Bar and Seaside Sweets & T‘s.

Willy’s Burger Bar & Rotisserie is located at 599 Thames Street in Newport.

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.