Trudy Coxe, CEO of Preservation Society of Newport County, and friends joined me on The Open Forum on WADK1540AM for an hour on Monday, followed by a couple of 2016 Newport BridgeFest Artists.

Breakdown of the show:

12:30 – 12:45 – Ashley Householder, Associate Curator for Exhibitions, discussed the current exhibition at Rosecliff, Splendor at Sea: The Golden Age of Steam Yachting in America.

12:45 – 1:00 Maureen Sheridan, Director of Development, discussed the Live the Gilded Life Sweepstakes, which offers an over-the-top luxury weekend in Newport for the winner

1:06 – 1:30 Jim Donahue, Curator of Historic Landscapes & Gardens, and Patricia discussed the Edible Schoolyard program at Green Animals, a partnership with Aquidneck Island schools

1:30pm to 2pm: Newport Bridgefest Preview with Dick Lupino jazz bassist and vocalist (Greenvale on Tues July 26) PLUS AnamCara – Catrina & Collin – folk duo (One Pelham East on Wed July 27).

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Ryan Belmore has been the Owner & Publisher of What's Up Newp since 2012. He also currently works for Mountain News, where he serves as Senior Editor - North America for OnTheSnow. He previously worked for the New England Patriots and American Cancer Society. He currently serves as Vice President of Fort Adams Trust and is a member of Local Independent Online News (LION) Publishers and North American Snowsports Journalists Association (NASJA).