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This story was originally published on March 5, 2021.

Good Morning,

>> Happy Weekend! If you’re looking for something to do, are on the market for a new home, or want to take in a live concert (virtually), What’s Up Newp has rounded up the following things to do this weekend;

>> Looking for a new gig, job, or career? Here are 95 job opportunities available right now in the Newport area.

>> We’re celebrating some extraordinary women during March, National Women’s History Month, individuals who have made their mark from the sports field to politics and government, from the courtroom to the board room.

Meet Glenna Collett-Vare, considered among America’s greatest female golfers. Born in New Haven, CT, and raised in Providence, Collett-Vare was a pioneer in American women’s golf. Read the full story – What’s Up Newp celebrates Women’s History Month: Meet golfer Glenna Collett-Vare

>> An inauguration ceremony will be held on Sunday for Governor Dan McKee.

Photo of The Day – A cold winter sunset at Colt State Park. By: serial_n_milk

What’s Up in Newport County Today

Happy Birthday today to Bari Freeman, Michael Smith, Jim Bradley, and Kervyn Garcia! Celebrating their birthday on Sunday is Vincent Sisson, Rachel Urbano, and Alyssa Ashley!

Weather Forecast

  • Saturday – Sunny, with a high near 35. Northwest wind 11 to 14 mph.
  • Saturday Night – Mostly clear, with a low around 21. Northwest wind 8 to 10 mph.
  • Sunday – Sunny, with a high near 36. Northwest wind 6 to 8 mph.
  • Sunday Night – Mostly clear, with a low around 23. North wind 5 to 10 mph.

Marine Forecast

  • Saturday – WNW wind 10 to 12 kt. Sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Saturday Night – NW wind 7 to 9 kt. Mostly clear. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Sunday – NW wind 5 to 7 kt. Sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Sunday Night – Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming N 5 to 9 kt in the evening. Mostly clear. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • The current water temperature in Newport is 37°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide


  • Sunrise: 6:10 am | Sunset: 5:42 pm
  • High tide at 1:14 am & 1:42 pm | Low tide at 8:03 am and 6:58 pm
  • Moon: Last Quarter Moon, 22 days, 50% lighting


  • Sunrise: 6:09 am | Sunset: 5:44 pm
  • High tide at 2:19 am & 2:49 pm | Low tide at 9:34 am and 8:42 pm
  • Moon: Waning Crescent, 23 days, 39% lighting
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Things To Do



JPT Film & Event Center Virtual Screening Room (All Weekend)

City & Government (All Weekend)

  • Nothing scheduled.

The Latest WUN Headlines

Newport Gallery Night returns on March 11

Newport Recreation to host annual Easter Egg Hunt, Soccer Camp

Greenwich Odeum and Experiments in Theater announce Spring & Summer Youth Theater Programs

Now Hiring: 95 job opportunities available right now in and around Newport

What’s Up Newp celebrates Women’s History Month: Meet golfer Glenna Collett-Vare

Rhode Island Department Health provides an update on the state’s COVID-19 vaccine efforts

Free wooden boat-building course being offered to high school freshmen

Providence Fringe Festival returns July 18 – 24

Inauguration Ceremony to be held on Sunday for Governor McKee

Newport Car Museum to host ‘Hoods Up’ Weekend March 13 – 14

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Recent Local Obituaries

Most-Read Stories This Week (Feb. 28 – Mar 5.)

  1. What Sold: 19 Newport County real estate sales, transactions (Feb. 21 – Mar. 1)
  2. CCRI now accepting applicants to its free maritime career training program
  3. 52 Rhode Island restaurants will receive $5,000 COVID-19 Restuarant Relief Grants from DoorDash
  4. Save The Date: Newport Restaurant Week returns April 9 – 18
  5. Now Hiring: 95 job opportunities available right now in and around Newport

ICYMI: The Latest COVID-19 News

COVID-19 in Rhode Island


WPRI – ‘One of those nice people every neighborhood needs’: Middletown man waves to everyone during daily stroll

RI.Gov – Through Proactive Efforts, Rhode Island Department of Labor and Training Prevents $3.2 Billion in Fraudulent Unemployment Payments

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Have a good weekend,

~ Ryan

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and Publisher of What'sUpNewp. Although not the founder or original owner, Belmore has been with What'sUpNewp since its early beginnings in 2012.

Belmore was born in Providence, Rhode Island; grew up and graduated high school in Coventry, Rhode Island; and lived in Newport, Rhode Island for more than ten years. He 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 and his wife, Jen, as well as their two dogs (Aero and June), recently moved to Alexandria, Virginia. Belmore travels back and forth to Newport every couple of weeks to cover events, work on story ideas, to meet with What'sUpNewp's on-the-ground contributors, to visit friends, and to eat as much seafood as possible.

Belmore is a member of Local Independent Online News Publishers, Society of Professional Journalists, and the North American Snowsports Journalists Association.