Is there anything more refreshing in the summertime than a frosty Del’s Lemonade?! A Rhode Island favorite, Del’s lemonade is sold from wonderful old trucks at Newport area beaches. This Del’s truck is parked at ‘Surfer’s End’ at 2nd beach. A fine art photograph of a Del’s Lemonade truck by Alexander Nesbitt. This photo can be printed by the artist in a variety of styles and sizes. Shop here or stop by Blink Gallery at 89 Thames Street in Newport.

Good Morning, today is Monday, June 27.

🌊 On this day in 1898,  Joshua Slocum completed the first solo circumnavigation of the globe in Newport.

🌊On this day in 1966, Dark Shadows, an American Gothic soap opera that used Carey Mansion as “Collinwood Mansion”, premiered on ABC.

🌊 There will be a lot of political activity this week as candidates for all local and statewide offices must officially file a declaration of candidacy today, tomorrow, or Wednesday. Look for a few surprises.

🌊 Louisa Boatwright will seek another term on Newport School Committee. Read her announcement

🌊 At the Rhode Island Democratic Party convention last night, WPRI reports that Governor McKee won the endorsement for Governor, General Treasurer Seth Magaziner grabbed the endorsement for Congressional District 2, Sabina Matos got the nod for Lieutenant Governor, Gregg Amore was endorsed for Secretary of State, and James Diossa won the party’s endorsement for General Treasurer.

🌊 There’s a ton going on this week in and around Newport. In fact, it took several hours on Sunday to put our weekly roundup together (a good thing!). Here’s what’s up this week – What’s Up This Week in Newport County: June 27 – July 4

🌊 If you missed it, WUN’s Rick Farrell captured The Doobie Brothers (with Michael McDonald!) at Xfinity Center on Saturday – Concert Recap and Photos: The Doobie Brothers

🌊 ICYMI: The Eisenhower House at Fort Adams State Park is open for free public tours on Mondays from 10 am to 2 pm.

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What’s Up Today

Weather

  • Today –A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 4pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. High near 74. South wind 10 to 17 mph, with gusts as high as 31 mph. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New rainfall amounts between a tenth and quarter of an inch, except higher amounts possible in thunderstorms.
  • Tonight – Showers, mainly before 11 pm. The rain could be heavy at times. Low around 61. Southwest wind 6 to 13 mph becoming northwest after midnight. Chance of precipitation is 80%. New precipitation amounts between a quarter and half of an inch possible.

Marine Forecast

  • Small Craft Advisory in effect from June 27, 06:00 AM EDT until June 27, 07:00 PM EDT
  • Today – SSW wind 11 to 15 kt, with gusts as high as 27 kt. A chance of showers and thunderstorms, then showers and possibly a thunderstorm after 3pm. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Tonight – SW wind 5 to 10 kt becoming NW after midnight. Showers, mainly before 1am. Some of the storms could produce heavy rainfall. Seas 1 ft or less.
  • Coastal Water Temperature: 64°F.

Sun, Moon, & Tide

  • Sunrise: 5:13 am | Sunset: 8:23 pm | 15 hours & 9 minutes of sun.
  • High tide at 7:32 am & 7:53 pm | Low tide at 1:13 am & 12:27 pm.
  • Moon: Waning Crescent, 27.7 days, 4% lighting.

Happening Today

Things To Do

Entertainment

  • Celtica: Music Bingo at 7:30 pm
  • Landing: Justin Pomfret at 1 pm, Mike Milazzo at 4:30 pm, Chase Ceglie Jazz Quartet at 8 pm
  • One Pelham East: Bruce Jacques at 10 pm
  • The Fastnet Pub: The Ubiquitones at 10 pm
  • The Fifth Element: The Groove Merchants from 7 pm to 10 pm

City & Government

The Latest from WUN

Louisa Boatwright will seek reelection on Newport School Committee

History: June 27, 1898 – Joshua Slocum Arrives in Newport, Becomes 1st Man to Sail Single-Handedly Around the World

On This Day In History: June 27, 1966 – Dark Shadows premieres on ABC, Carey Mansion used as Collinwood Mansion

Petrovic has 6 saves in Revs’ scoreless draw with Whitecaps

Winners are crowned and Team Clagett announced at the 20th Anniversary C. Thomas Clagett, Jr. Memorial Clinic and Regatta

Gulls win Game 2, split doubleheader with Schooners

Red Sox beat Guardians 8-3 for sweep, winning streak at 7

What’s Up This Week in Newport County: June 27 – July 4

Little Compton Historical Society to host Exhibit Preview Party, Family Day

Recipes: How to make 22 of Rhode Island’s favorite dishes

Counties with the highest COVID-19 vaccination rate in Rhode Island

Local Obituaries

None new to share.

Further Reading

WPRI – McKee wins RI Dem Party endorsement for gov

WJAR – Breeze Airways cuts direct flights from Providence to Los Angeles until 2023

We’ll See You Out There

Is there anything more refreshing in the summertime than a frosty Del’s Lemonade?! A Rhode Island favorite, Del’s lemonade is sold from wonderful old trucks at Newport area beaches. This Del’s truck is parked at ‘Surfer’s End’ at 2nd beach.

A fine art photograph of a Del’s Lemonade truck by Alexander Nesbitt.  This photo can be printed by the artist in a variety of styles and sizes. Shop here or stop by Blink Gallery at 89 Thames Street in Newport.

Credit: Alexander Nesbitt Photography

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.

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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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