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Discover all that’s happening, new and to do this weekend in and around Newport.

Friday, January 12th

2 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – The Shape Of Water at Jane Pickens Theater

5 pm to 11 pm –  Newport Skating Center Open

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

Saturday, January 13th

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

10 am to 9 pm – Newport Skating Center Open

2 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – The Shape Of Water at Jane Pickens Theater

2 pm – Winter Speaker Series features Stephanie Fortunato at Newport Art Museum

2 pm – A Better Deal Town Hall in Newport at Pell Elementary School

6:30 pm – Newport Storm Vertical Tasting at Coastal Extreme Brewing

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

Sunday, January 14th

8 am – Free Guided Bird Walk at Norman Bird Sanctuary

11 am – Jazz Brunch at Hotel Viking

12 pm to 9 pm – Newport Skating Center Open

2 pm, 4:45 pm & 7:30 pm – The Shape Of Water at Jane Pickens Theater

3 pm – A Concert in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. at Redwood Library

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 - 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.