Join Bobb Angel and me (Ryan Belmore) on St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) as we broadcast live from 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. at Midtown Oyster Bar.

Whaler’s Brewing Company, Midtown Oyster Bar, 1540 AM WADK and What’sUpNewp will be teaming up to raise money to help support Newport’s Ancient Order of Hibernian’s Pipes and Drums.

Newport’s Ancient Order of Hibernian’s Pipes and Drums have been invited to participate in a parade of pipe bands to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of Ireland’s 1916 Easter Rising. The parade is one of many events to commemorate this important event in Irish history. The parade is being organized to honor those who fought for Ireland’s independence during the 1916 Rising and will be held in Dublin on March 26, 2016.

Stop by Midtown Oyster Bar on Thursday, March 17th (the “real” St. Patrick’s Day) between 12:30 p.m. – 4 p.m. for some great food (like a Corned Beef Sandwich), Irish fun, fundraising, music and a chance to win a stay at the Irish Village on Cape Cod.

Whaler’s Brewing Company, one of Rhode Island’s newest breweries, will be on hand from 2pm – 4pm with samples and giveaways. $1 from every bottle of Whaler’s sold will also benefit Newport’s AOH Pipes & Drums band.

Midtown Oyster Bar is located at 345 Thames Street in Newport, RI.

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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.

Belmore and his wife, Jen, currently live in Alexandria, Virginia, a move they made in 2021. Read more about that here -

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 and 401-662-1653.