Saturday Folk Festival Fashion

It was a blustery day at Fort Adams, but the rain held off. Jackets, sweaters and blankets added more layers to festival style.  Photo Credit:...

Friday Folk Festival Fashion

Cloud cover, temperatures in the high 70s, and gentle breezes made for pleasant, late July conditions as music lovers gathered at historic Fort Adams...

Fords Will Take Center Stage on Sunday When Rhode Island Ford...

Members of Rhode Island Ford Club will drive en masse to Newport Car Museum and line up in a special Ford corral in the Museum’s...

Newport Art Gallery Makes Big Waves in Going Local

When photographer Patrick Murphy first began his journey as an artist, he knew that one-day, he would help artists alike begin theirs. Now, three...

Pierre Cardin has Bowed Out of Runway Show at The Breakers...

Pierre Cardin has had to cancel his trip to Newport this weekend. The legendary fashion designer was scheduled to host a fashion runway show at...

New Businesses and Experiences Ready for Newport’s Busiest Season

As Memorial Day weekend kicks off in the City by the Sea and our eight coastal communities, new and renovated businesses eagerly await building...

Kiel James Patrick Will Open a Flagship Store in Downtown Newport...

This story was originally published on March 22, 2017. Kiel James Patrick plans to open a flagship store in Downtown Newport. Well known as "KJP", the Pawtucket-based...

Crosswynds Traders of Narragansett to Open Location in Newport

Crosswynds Traders will be opening a second location in downtown Newport this spring. Known as “Narragansett’s Best-Kept Secret,” Crosswynds Traders is a favorite shopping spot...

Opening, Closing and Relocating: What Businesses Are On The Move Right...

Keep up on the latest retail, restaurant and business openings and closings in Newport. We’ll keep this list going as more information is received.  Know something...

Laura Jean Denim to Change Ownership in 2017

After more than 12 years, Laura Jean Denim will have new ownership beginning on February 1, 2017. Storeowner and Newport local, Laura Flynn, founded her...

#ShopSmall Gift Guide: Stand-out Stocking Stuffers

Shopping for stocking stuffers? Two local stores you don't want to miss during the Newport Holiday Stroll are Soap & Water and Scrimshanders on Bowen's Wharf....

#ShopSmall Gift Guide: Shopping for Fashion-Forward Friends

Ladies, do you have a fashion-forward friend or family member to shop for on your Christmas list? If yes, then Rochelle's on Thames and Sail Loft at...

More Than 50 Local Businesses Will Participate in Inaugural Newport Holiday...

Dozens of local retail stores, restaurants and hotels are currently preparing for the inaugural Newport Holiday Stroll,  a two-weekend event aimed at promoting Newport as...

Christmas Coates Pop-Up Store on Bowens Wharf is a Winter Wonderland

Kristen Coates’ holiday pop-up shop - aptly named Christmas Coates - just opened on Bowen's Wharf, and shoppers are already in love. Coates said...

POLL: Holiday Spending and Shopping

We’d like to know what you’re thinking. Beginning today, WhatsUpNewp and WhatsUpRhodeIsland will initiate weekly polling on a variety of topics. By participating you’ll...

Unique Holiday Gift Pairs Once-In-A-Lifetime Opportunity with a Donation to Historic...

Looking for the perfect holiday gift for someone who has everything? Shoppers in search of a unique present need look no further than a ticket...

Local Business Owners to Host Inaugural Newport Holiday Stroll in December

Newport Holiday Stroll will offer free parking, complimentary gift wrapping, uniformed store hours, special events, in-store offers, special events and discounts at local restaurants. Every dollar...

North Sails Store Will Open 2nd US Retail Location in Newport...

North Sails, a world wide leader in sail making who already calls Newport home of their world headquarters, will open its second US retail...

Newport’s ‘Boss Lady’ of the Week: Tiffany Harrison Givens

‘Boss Lady Of The Week’ Is A Weekly Column That Highlights Empowering, Entrepreneurial and Inspiring Females In Our Community Tiffany Harrison Givens, owner of Harrison+Pike...

Newport Art Fest Returns To Downtown Newport This Weekend

Festival Fete is returning to The City By The Sea August 27th and 28th to host its second Newport Art Festival of 2016. The two...

USA Athletes Competing in Rio 2016 Olympic Games Receive Bags That...

Ralph Lauren, the official outfitter of the 2016 USA Olympic Team, identified a select group of manufacturers from across the United States to produce...

Report: North Sails Will Open Retail Store in Newport This Fall

North Sails, a world wide leader in sailmaking who already calls Newport home of their world headquarters, has plans to open a retail store...

Marc Allen Fine Clothiers Announces Annual Newport End-of-Summer Sale

Marc Allen Fine Clothiers, located at 142 Bellevue Avenue, will host its annual end-of-summer sales bash from Saturday, August 6th – Sunday, August 14th....

Newport’s ‘Boss Lady’ of the Week: Samantha Zigbuo

Samantha Zigbuo (or 'Sam Zig' as I like to call her) gave birth to her collection, Gypsy with a Zip Code, in 2015. Sam...

Sole Food, Teysha Weaves the Way

There are always so many intriguing vendors at Newport Folk Festival. You can find anything from hand drawn and embossed stationary to jewelry made...