Discover all that’s happening, new, and to do in Newport County this week, December 7 – 13, 2020.

Monday, December 7

LIVE ON WUN | WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with Jim Porcella

Things To Do

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room 

City & Government

Live on WUN (on our Facebook Page and website)

  • 3 pm – WUN-ON-ONE: A conversation with musicians Mike Renzi and Jim Porcella

Tuesday, December 8

Things To Do

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room 

City & Government

Live on WUN (on our Facebook Page and website)

  • Nothing scheduled yet, check back for updates.

Wednesday, December 9

Newport City Council will host their next regular meeting on December 9

Things To Do

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room 

City & Government

Live on WUN (on our Facebook Page and website)

  • 6:30 pm – Newport City Council Meeting

Thursday, December 10

Things To Do

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room 

City & Government

Live on WUN (on our Facebook Page and website)

  • 4:30 pm – Newport City Council COVID-19 Workshop

Friday, December 11

Things To Do

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room 

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled yet, check back for updates.

Live on WUN (on our Facebook Page and website)

  • Nothing scheduled yet, check back for updates.

Saturday, December 12

FirstWorks to Present Taylor Mac’s Holiday Sauce Livestream Dec. 12th

Things To Do

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room 

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled yet, check back for updates.

Live on WUN (on our Facebook Page and website)

  • Nothing scheduled yet, check back for updates.

Sunday, December 13

Portsmouth Middle School to host drive-thru Winter Wonderland on December 13

Common Fence Music to present Samoa Wilson in a virtual concert on December 13

“Small Moves, Big Picture” Motion State Arts coming to WaterFire Arts Center Outdoors Dec. 13

Things To Do

JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room 

City & Government

  • Nothing scheduled yet, check back for updates.

Live on WUN (on our Facebook Page and website)

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.