Good Morning, today is Friday, August 5.

🌊 WUN’s Frank Prosnitz with the latest from the 2022 Election trail – Election 2022: Treasurer’s race: Diossa racks up endorsements, while Pryor has big fundraising quarter

🌊 Another in a series of outstanding concerts is coming to Roger Williams Park in Providence on Sunday, August 14 at 6 PM when FirstWorks Summer Beats presents William Cepeda’s Afro-Rican Jazz. WUN’s Ken Abrams caught up with Cepeda – What’s Up Interview: William Cepeda Afro-Rican Jazz Band playing free concert in Providence Sunday, Aug. 14

🌊 Ken also has a look at what’s up for events across the state this weekend – Six Picks Events: What to do in RI this weekend (August 5-7)

🌊 Here’s a look at all that’s happening, new, and to do this weekend – What’s Up in Newport County this weekend: August 5 – 7

🌊 Another in a series of world-class concerts is coming to the Norman Bird Sanctuary on Friday, August 5 when Americana singer-songwriter Lisa Morales makes a stop in Newport. Ken recently caught up with Morales, read that interview here.

🌊 The Miantonomi Park Memorial Tower will be open for free tours this month. Read More on WUN

🌊 Retired Naval Undersea Warfare Center (NUWC) Division Newport Deputy Technical Director Don Aker has earned the Department of the Navy Superior Civilian Service Award, the second highest honorary civilian award bestowed by the U.S. Navy [NavSea].

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What’s Up Today

Weather

  • Heat Advisory until August 5, 08:00 PM EDT
  • Hazardous Weather Outlook
  • Today: A slight chance of showers after 9 am. Patchy fog before 9 am. Otherwise, mostly cloudy, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 5 to 11 mph. The chance of precipitation is 20%.
  • Tonight: A chance of showers, mainly after 10 pm. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 73. Southwest wind 5 to 7 mph. The chance of precipitation is 30%.

Marine Forecast

  • Today: Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming SSW 5 to 10 kt in the morning. A slight chance of showers after 9 am. Patchy fog before 9 am. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight: SW wind around 6 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt. A chance of showers, mainly after 10 pm. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 73°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:44 am | Sunset: 7:58 pm | 14 hours & 14 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 1:34 am & 2:08 pm | Low tide at 6:49 am & 7:59 pm.
  • Moon: Waxing Crescent, 6.9 days, 45% lighting.

The Reef Live Music

Happening Today

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • @ The Deck: The Complaints at 9 pm
  • Bar & Board: Lois Vaughan Jazz Trio from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
  • Blue Anchor Grill: Live music at 6:30 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Dockside: Live music at 9 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille: The Naticks from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Gurney’s: DJ from 5 pm to 10 pm on The Firepit Deck
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham: Live music from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • JPT Film & Event Center: Reversal of Fortune at 4:30 pm, Safety Last with Jeff Rapsis at 7:30 pm
  • King Park: Art Pop & Jazz with Chase Ceglie, opening guitarist Julio Amaro from 5 pm to 7 pm
  • La Forge: Dave Manuel from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Landing: John Erikson at 1 pm, CBD at 4:30 pm, Straight Outta Rehab at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Steve Smith & The Nakeds from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Never In Vegas at 9 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: John Erikson at 4:30 pm, DJ Remedy (video DJ) from 10 pm to close
  • Officers Club: Salty from 5:30 pm to 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: Live music from 4 pm to 7:30 pm, live music at 8:30 pm, DJ at 11 pm
  • Rejects Brewing Co.: COMEDY NIGHT AT REJECT at 8 pm
  • Speakeasy: Live music at 10 pm
  • Surf Club: Justin Pomfret at 9 pm
  • The Firehouse Theatre:  Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8 pm
  • The Reef: Brian Scott Duo from 2 pm to 5 pm, Mel from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Top Of Pelham:  Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm
  • Vieste Simply Italian: Live music at 7:30 pm

City & Government


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The Latest from WUN

What’s Up in Newport County this weekend: August 5 – 7

7-Day weather forecast for Newport County

Perez’s 3-run homer in 7th lifts Royals over Red Sox 7-3

Election 2022: Treasurer’s race: Diossa racks up endorsements, while Pryor has big fundraising quarter

What’s Up Interview: William Cepeda Afro-Rican Jazz Band playing free concert in Providence Sunday Aug. 14

Weather Service: Severe drought along coastal New England

Miantonomi Park Memorial Tower will open for free tours on remaining Mondays in August

Coronavirus in Rhode Island: The latest data on community transmission of COVID-19

Counties with highest COVID-19 infection rates in Rhode Island

Six Picks Events: What to do in RI this weekend (August 5-7)

Local Obituaries

Obituary: Barbara Ann Ruscetta

Obituary: Frances Mae Leary

Obituary: Margaret Fernandes (Peg) Carlone

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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.