A daffy decorated window at Style Newport

To celebrate Newport’s Daffodil Days, over 20 Newport businesses have gone daffy, decorating their storefront windows in bright yellow festive displays. The window decorating contest was judged by representatives from Newport in Bloom.

“Congratulations to all the winners! And thank you to all the stores who decorated their windows and “went daffy.” They make Newport a bright, fun and exciting place to shop and dine for tourists and residents alike,” Newport Daffy Days wrote in a press release announcing the winner.

Here are the winners, each of which will receive a gift certificate from the Newport Chamber of Commerce:

THE MOST DAFFY
International Tennis Hall of Fame store
194 Bellevue Ave.

1st PLACE – LOCAL
Style Newport
306 Thames St.

2nd PLACE – LOCAL
Sheldon Art Gallery
59 America’s Cup, Newport

3rd PLACE – LOCAL
Wish
80 Thames St.

1st PLACE – NATIONAL
Black Dog General Store
240 Thames St.

2nd PLACE – NATIONAL
Tervis Tumbler
192 Thames St.

For more information on Newport Daffodil Days Festival and to see the full schedule of events, visit www.newportdaffydays.com.

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.