Newport Skating Center
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Discover all that’s happening, new and to do in and around Newport County this week.

Monday, January 22

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Phantom Thread at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm to 9 pm – Newport Skating Center Open

7 pm – City of Newport Zoning Board of Review Meeting

Tuesday, January 23

4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Phantom Thread at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm to 9 pm – Newport Skating Center Open

6 pm – City of Newport Historic District Commission Special Meeting

6 pm – The Architects & Architecture of the Newport Mansions

Wednesday, January 24

2 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Phantom Thread at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm to 9 pm – Newport Skating Center Open

6:30 pm – Dogfish Head Beer Dinner at Stoneacre Brassiere

6:30 pm – City of Newport City Council Meeting

Thursday, January 25

11 am – Lecture: The Art of Gardening at Chanticleer at Rosecliff

2 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – Phantom Thread at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm to 9 pm – Newport Skating Center Open

6 pm – JAC Talks: Kim Fuller at Jamestown Arts Center

6 pm – Scratch Series: Bread & Butter – SOLD OUT at Newport Vineyards

6 pm – Community discussions on recreational opportunities at Claiborne Pell School

6 pm – City Of Newport Historic District Commission Special Meeting

6:30 pm – A Night At The Chef’s Table at La Forge Restaurant

6:30 pm – Jacquart Champagne Dinner at Forty 1 North

7 pm – Taste of RI at The Wharf Pub

Friday, January 26

5 pm to 11 pm – Newport Skating Center Open

7 pm – Newport Music Festival presents Sirena Huang and Robert Koenig. at Newport Art Museum

8 pm – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater

Saturday, January 27

9 am to 12:30 pm – Aquidneck Growers Market at Newport Vineyards

10 am to 9 pm – Newport Skating Center Open

10 am – Experience IYRS 2018 Open House at IYRS

10 am – Community meeting at Newport Public Library

12 pm – 2018 Newport Rugby Annual General Meeting (AGM) at Hibernian Hall

1 pm – An Afternoon of Conversation & Writing with Ann Hood at O’Hare Academic Center

2 pm – Winter Speaker Series at Newport Art Museum – Edward Achorn “The Scoop: The Fate of Newspapers in the Digital Age”

8 pm – Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater

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.