After a one-year absence, Newport in Bloom today announced the return of its eagerly awaited Annual Spring Plant Sale. This year, in addition to locally grown plants and herbs, a new, out-of-state grower has been selected to offer a unique selection of one-of-a-kind annual and perennial flowers for your garden.

All proceeds support Newport in Bloom’s beautification efforts, including the colorful hanging flower baskets that adorn Bellevue Avenue and its annual Garden Awards competition.

DATE: Sunday, May 16

TIME: 11am – 2pm

PLACE: Newport Elks Club Lawn

ADDRESS: 141 Pelham, Newport

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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.