On Sunday, October 27, 2019 from 5 to 8PM Child & Family will host their 36th Annual Taste of Newport, present by Citizen’s Bank, at the Wyndham Newport at the Atlantic Resort.

For 153 years, Child & Family has served vulnerable children, at risk families and elders throughout Rhode Island. Family Preservation is an important goal of every program and service they provide. Child & Family believes that individuals and communities thrive when supported by strong families and that a community works best when it accepts responsibility for all its members. 

Over the years, Child & Family says Taste has raised over $3.8 million dollars to support Child & Family programs.

“This year’s Taste will focus on Child & Family’s Rhode Island Foster Care programs. These programs provide therapeutic support to youth who require additional resources to achieve success in the home, school and community,” Child & Family says in a news release. “Many youth experience emotional and behavioral challenges related to loss and trauma. Child & Family knows that supporting these youth in a consistent, supportive family setting is crucial to their success”. 

Child & Family provides the following Community Programs: 

• Foster Care • Sandpipers Early Learning Center • Elder Services • Family Stabilization Services 

• Residential Services for Children and Teens • Supportive Housing for Homeless Parent(s) with Children 

“Child & Family invites the community to the BEST Cocktail Party of the Year! Guests will enjoy Savories, Sweets and Sips from the finest restaurants, caterers, beverage vendors and confectionaries throughout Rhode Island,” the nonprofit says in the release. “High end, luxury auction items will be available including owner’s seats to the Boston Celtics, a week’s stay in a villa in Tuscany, a week’s stay at Snake River Lodge & Spa in Wyoming and so much more”. 

To learn more about the restaurants available at Taste, to purchase event tickets, or to learn more about auction items, please visit childandfamilyri.org or contact Jennifer Whelihan at 401.848.4141 or jwhelihan@childandfamilyri.org 

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.