Oliver Hazard Perry
The Oliver Hazard Perry

Rhode Island’s Official Tall Ship SSVOliver Hazard Perry is wrapping up a successful 2018 season with Island Moving Company’s site-specific production of Second Star to the Right: A Tale of Hook & Pan. The ticketed event, scheduled for September 6-10, will be danced on the docks at Fort Adams and on the deck and in the rigging of the 200 foot, three-masted vessel.

Shortly thereafter, Perry will move to winter storage here in Rhode Island.

Since 2014, over 1,000 young people’s lives have been changed by Oliver Hazard Perry Rhode Island’s sail training and education-at-sea programs from Canada to Cuba and many points in between. Another 100,000 people have toured the ship in various ports. With 10,000 nautical miles under her keel, the ship has performed extremely well in diverse weather conditions, and the ship remains in excellent condition and is up to date on U.S. Coast Guard inspections.

To purchase Island Moving Company tickets, go to http://islandmovingco.org/second-star-to-the-right-a-tale-of-hook-and-pan-2/. For more information on SSV Oliver Hazard Perry, visit www.ohpri.org or contact gretchen@ohpri.org, 401-841-0080. Follow OHPRI on Facebook and Twitter for current news and developments. #OHPRI

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.