On this edition of What’sUpNewp Radio, we looked ahead at a few events that are taking place this weekend in Newport.

Tim Towey and I were first joined by Jennifer Whelihan from Newport County YMCA, she gave us all the details on this weekend’s Race4Chase at Fort Adams. On Sunday, August 12, 2018, from 10 AM to 2 PM, the Newport County YMCA, Fort Adams Trust and the CMAK Foundation, will host an affordable, family end of summer celebration called “Chasing Summer” at Fort Adams. The event is the celebration of the Y’s Race4Chase Kids Triathlon Program. Every YMCA in Rhode Island will be represented at the event. There will be music, food, games and plenty of fun!

Rupert Nesbitt, Event Chair of Wet Paint, joined us next to chat about the 25th Annual Wet Paint that is taking place this weekend at Newport Art Museum and throughout Newport. Wet Paint is a weekend-long community art-fest drawing visitors from across New England in celebration of regional artists. Participating artists spend the day creating art and bring their completed “wet” works back to the Museum to be installed in the Ilgenfritz Gallery. Bidding begins at Saturday evening’s Preview Party, continues into Sunday, and culminates with a live auction of a juried selection of diverse images on Sunday afternoon.



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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 - 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.
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