The Rhode Island Marine Archaeology Project (RIMAP) announces that “Introduction to Marine Archaeology” will be held on Saturday May 26 at the Masonic Hall, 39 Baker St., Warren RI. RIMAP membership ($25) for 2018 and completion of the “Introduction” class ($50) are required for diving and non-diving volunteer participation in RIMAP activities.

Membership  and classes are open to the public and pre-registration is recommended.

For further information, please see the full application posted on the www.rimap.org website, contact rhodeislandmap@yahoo.com, or call (401) 253-2094.

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.