Good Morning, today is Sunday, August 7.

🌊 American Revolutionary War General Nathanael Greene was born on this day in 1742. Greene grew up in the Potowomut section of Warwick and later moved to Coventry where he operated his family’s foundry.

🌊 Enjoy the music of Eddy’s Shoe and the Mansfield Band at King Park today from 3 pm to 6 pm.

🌊 Here’s what’s on tap for road construction, lane closures, and traffic delays this week – Rhode Island Road Report: Schedule of lane closures and road construction projects

🌊 ICYMI: Two Newport organizations are receiving some big grants.

  • Island Moving Company will receive a $77,280 grant to expand its reach and help to produce the Newport Dance Festival.
  • Newport County Development Council will receive $88,358.64 in order to deliver a range of one-day to series events including hosting the Aquidneck Growers Market, Broadway Street Fair, and Outdoor Art Biennial Exhibition.

Read More – Governor McKee, State Officials announce $2.9 million in placemaking grants to support outdoor and public space capital improvement, event programming

🌊 On the cruise ship schedule, the next ship to visit Newport is the Norwegian Breakaway (Capacity: 3,963 passengers, 1,657 crew) on August 29.

~ Ryan Belmore


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What’s Up Today

Weather

  • Today: Mostly sunny, with a high near 81. Southwest wind 11 to 17 mph.
  • Tonight: A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 9pm and midnight. Partly cloudy, with a low around 74. Southwest wind 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 30%.

7-Day weather forecast for Newport County

Marine Forecast

  • Today: SW wind 10 to 15 kt, with gusts as high as 23 kt. Mostly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight: SW wind 9 to 13 kt, with gusts as high as 21 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, mainly between 9pm and midnight. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 73°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:46 am | Sunset: 7:55 pm | 14 hours & 9 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 3:33 am & 4:11 pm | Low tide at 8:57 am & 10:43 pm.
  • Moon: Waxing Gibbous, 9 days, 67% lighting.

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Happening Today

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • Castle Hill Inn: Live Jazz Music from 11:30 am to 3 pm at the Terrace Bar
  • Clarke Cooke House:  Bobby Ferreira at 12:30 pm
  • Fastnet Irish Pub: Irish Sessions from 6 pm to 9 pm
  • Fifth Element: Lois Vaughan Jazz Trio at 11 am
  • Gulf Stream Bar & Grille: Darren Beaupre from 12 pm to 3 pm
  • Gurney’s: Rikki Rocksteady Band from 6 pm to 9 pm at The Pineapple Club
  • Irish American Club: Karaoke at 9 pm
  • Johnny’s at Wyndham:  Live music from 3 pm to 7 pm
  • King Park: Eddy’s Shoe, Mansfield Band from 3 pm to 6 pm
  • La Forge:  Dave Manuel from 11 am to 2 pm
  • Landing: The Naticks at 1 pm, Jim Devlin at 4:30 pm, Jake Kulak Band at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Gary Gramolini & The Grinders from 4 pm to 7 pm
  • O’Brien’s Pub: George Zecher on Steel Drums from 3 pm to 6 pm, Bingo inside at 7 pm
  • One Pelham East: Live music at 5 pm
  • Pour Judgement: Los Duderinos at 10 pm
  • The Chanler at Cliff Walk: Blues & Jazz music in the Wine Garden from 2 pm to 5 pm
  • The Firehouse Theater: Chase Ceglie Jazz Quartet at 5 pm
  • The Reef: Brian Scott Duo from 2 pm to 5 pm, Jake Dyl from 6 pm to 9 pm

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Ryan Belmore is the Owner and 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.