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Catch up on all of the most popular stories that appeared on What’sUpNewp this week, April 3 – 9

10 – Middletown-based The Haven Collection closes $2.6 million seed round

9 – Newport Flower Show returning to Rosecliff in June, tickets are now on sale

8 – Groundswell’s expanded market opens April 15th

7 – Newport Restaurant Week returns, here’s a list of the 50+ restaurants participating

6 – The Newport Bachelorette Guide 2022

5 – This Day in RI History: April 2, 1952, Lynyrd Skynyrd Bassist Leon Wilkeson is born in Newport

4 – Sardella’s celebrating its 42nd Anniversary by offering original menu prices from the 1980s

3 – Rhode Island has just 1 billionaire, this is who it is

2 – What Sold: 23 Newport County real estate sales, transactions ( March 28 – April 1)

1 – Pay-by-plate parking system will replace parking meters in Newport

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.