Good Morning, today is Saturday, July 9.

🌊 WUN’s Frank O’Donnell caught up with Al Ducharme, a Cranston native, who will be inducted into the Rhode Island Comedy Hall of Fame on July 23. Read the interview

🌊 When Casey and Nick Sanginario discuss their wellness centers, you can hear the pride and passion in their voices.  Their Middletown location ( Island Wellness Center at 102 West Main Rd.) recently celebrated its 4-year anniversary since opening its doors in 2018.  The couple recently caught up with WhatsUpNewp to discuss their new Providence location, some new happenings, and reflect on four years of Island Wellness.   

🌊 On the market for a new home? WUN’s Tyler Berndayn with a look at the 30 Open Houses in Newport County this weekend

🌊 Cirque du Soleil is known for creating a spectacle. The Montreal-based theater company has presented groundbreaking performances for over 180 million fans since 1984. They’ve produced over 40 different shows in over 450 cities in 60 countries.

One of those spectacles, “Cirque du Soleil CRYSTAL,” is making a stop in Providence this weekend with performances running from July 7-10. WUN”s Ken Abrams was there for a backstage look at a pre-show rehearsal Thursday afternoon.

🌊 It’s a busy day over at Sail Newport, the Newport Regatta starts today and they will host a Reggae Night tonight.

🌊 It’s Ireland versus USA at Newport Polo at 5 pm this afternoon.

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What’s Up Today


  • Today: Sunny, with a high near 76. North wind 5 to 13 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
  • Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 60. Southeast wind 5 to 7 mph becoming calm in the evening.
  • Tomorrow: Sunny, with a high near 75. North wind 6 to 8 mph becoming southeast in the afternoon.
  • Tomorrow Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 60. South wind around 6 mph.

Marine Forecast

  • Today: Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming ESE 6 to 11 kt in the afternoon. Sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight: ESE wind around 6 kt becoming variable and less than 5 kt in the evening. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 64°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:20 am | Sunset: 8:20 pm | 15 hours of sun.
  • High tide at 3:54 am & 4:33 pm | Low tide at 9:28 am & 10:53 pm.
  • Moon: Waxing Gibbous, 9.3 days, 70% lighting.

Happening Today

Things To Do


  • @ The Deck: Mike Johnson Trio at 5:30 pm, DJ DWUN at 9 pm
  • 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: Live music 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: Elvis at 4 pm & 7:30 pm
  • La Forge: Dave Manuel from 6 pm to 10 pm
  • Landing: Nick Sproviero at 1 pm, Jim Devlin at 4:30 pm, Blockhead at 8 pm
  • Narragansett Cafe: Rugburn from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
  • Newport Blues Cafe: Never In Vegas at 9 pm
  • Newport Classical: Gavilan Brothers and a World Premiere, presented by Newport Classical at The Breakers at 8 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: The Blenders 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, Randy Robbins from 4 pm to 6:30 pm, James Grande 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

City & Government

What’s Up this weekend in Newport: July 8 – 10

Summer Sipping

The Latest from WUN

Newport Regatta returns this weekend

What’s Up Interview:  Al Ducharme, to be inducted in the Rhode Island Comedy Hall of Fame

Gulls storm back, beat Muskrats 10 – 4

Donaldson, Carpenter lead Yanks over Red Sox 12-5

Narragansett Beer teams up with Samuel Adams for a celebratory beer release

Road Report: RIDOT, RITBA schedule of lane closures, road construction projects (July 9 – 16)

Island Wellness celebrates 4 years – with a new Providence location and philanthropic venture

Preservation Society’s Gilded Age Summer Lecture Series begins July 14

Best albums of 2022 (so far)

Providence police officer pleads not guilty to hitting woman at abortion rally

Local Obituaries

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Further Reading

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East Bay – Little Compton race and fair is Saturday

We’ll See You Out There

Throwback Thames Street View: Colonial gas light in soft focus with view down Thames street to the Brick Alley pub with an old fire engine on the roof.

A fine art photograph by Alexander Nesbitt.  Printed by the artist in a variety of styles and available here and at Blink Gallery at 89 Thames Street.

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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.

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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.

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In 2020, Belmore was named Member of the Year by LION and won the Arts & Cultural Alliance of Newport County's Dominque Award.
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