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Good Morning, today is Saturday, August 6.

🌊 On the market for a new home in Newport County? WUN’s Tyler Bernadyn with a roundup of the open houses that are happening this weekend – 23 Open Houses in Newport County this weekend

🌊 Instead of a new home, are you on the market to purchase a business? Here’s what’s available to purchase out there right now – Liquor store, Food Magazine, and other businesses currently for sale in Rhode Island

🌊 Time for a new job, gig, or career? Here are 100 job opportunities available right now in and around Newport

🌊 If you’re looking to enjoy some live music this weekend, WUN’s Ken Abrams has you covered – ‘Six Picks’ Music: The best in local music this weekend (August 5-7)

🌊 More than 200 swimmers participating in Save The Bay’s 46th annual Swim will embark across Narragansett Bay this morning in the nonprofit organization’s biggest fundraising event of the year. Read More

🌊 Open Studios and Drive-By Art return to Conanicut Island today from 10 am – 4 pm. Jointly hosted by the Jamestown Arts Center and Conanicut Island Art Association, Open Studios is a one-day, island-wide event where participating artists invite the public into their studios or to see their work outside while passing by. Read More

🌊 After the Gilded Age: An Afternoon Society Series continues at The JPT today with a screening of The Great Gatsby.

🌊 Team USA will take on New Zealand at Newport Polo this afternoon at 5 pm.

🌊 On August 24, Reading with Robin and The Rhode Show will host their first annual literary event at the Greenwich Odeum, centered around the new historical fiction novel – The Lost Summers of Newport. [Rhode Island Monthly]

~ Ryan Belmore


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What’s Up Today

Weather

  • Today: Patchy fog before 7 am. Otherwise, partly sunny, with a high near 84. Southwest wind 6 to 13 mph, with gusts as high as 23 mph.
  • Tonight: A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 am. Mostly cloudy, with a low around 74. Southwest wind 7 to 9 mph, with gusts as high as 20 mph. The chance of precipitation is 20%.

7-Day weather forecast for Newport County

Marine Forecast

  • Today: SSW wind 5 to 8 kt increasing to 8 to 11 kt in the afternoon. Winds could gust as high as 20 kt. Patchy fog before 7 am. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight: SSW wind 6 to 8 kt. A slight chance of showers and thunderstorms after 2 am. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 72°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:45 am | Sunset: 7:57 pm | 14 hours & 11 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 2:31 am & 3:06 pm | Low tide at 7:49 am & 9:24 pm.
  • Moon: Waxing Gibbous, 7.9 days, 56% lighting.

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Happening Today

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • Bar & Board:  Mel at 7:30 pm
  • Blue Anchor Grill: Live music at 6:30 pm
  • Buskers: Brian Twohey at 9 pm
  • Celtica: Karaoke at 10 pm
  • Clarke Cooke House: Live music at 10 pm
  • Dockside: Inside Out at 9 pm
  • Fifth Element: Lois Vaughan Jazz Trio from 11 am to 3 pm
  • Greenvale Vineyards: Dick Lupino & friends from 1 pm to 4 pm
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille: Neal McCarthy Duo from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Gurney’s: Chelley Knight Band from 6 pm to 9 pm at The Pineapple Club, 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: The Great Gatsby at 4:30 pm, Marcel The Shells with Shoes On at 7:30 pm
  • La Forge: Dave Manuel from 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Landing: Steve Demers at 1 pm, Dave Alves Band at 4:30 pm, Timeless at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: The Teledynes from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Never In Vegas at 9 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: C Gray the DJ from 10 pm to close
  • One Pelham East: Live music at 4:30 pm, live music at 8:30 pm, DJ at 11 pm
  • Shops at Long Wharf: YNot3 from 1 pm to 5 pm
  • Speakeasy: Live music at 10 pm
  • The Firehouse Theatre:  Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 7 pm & 9 pm
  • The Reef: Brian Scott from 1 pm to 4 pm, Lucas Neil from 4 pm to 7 pm, OutCry from 7 pm to 10 pm
  • Top of Pelham:  Dueling Pianos at 7:30 pm & 10:30 pm
  • Vieste Simply Italian: Live music at 7:30 pm

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Ryan Belmore is the Publisher of What'sUpNewp. 
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.