Coming up today on What's Up Newp Radio on WADK 1540AM... ~ Michael Friedman will join me to chat about this weekend's inaugural RI Blues Fest in Cranston.
~ When Aretha Franklin celebrated her birthday at Mohegan Sun on March 23rd, Doug Woolverton was among her backing band. Doug will join me today to chat about that and his show at The Narragansett Cafe this Sunday. ~ We'll have the latest on the Pawtucket Red Sox and their move to Worcester. A press conference, where an announcement is expected to be made, is scheduled for 2 pm. I'll have the audio live for you then.
~ We'll look ahead at what's up in and around Newport this busy August weekend.
~ and much much more.
Listen live beginning at 1 pm on 1540 AM, wadk.com, or on TuneIn.
Call in with your thoughts, opinions, questions, or weekend must-do's - 401-846-1028.
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Stay the course. Work hard. Be Grateful. Keep going.
Wow. Look at what we built. @livelocalnpt isn't going anywhere for a very long time. Thanks to @jmhoroszko75 for believing in my dream and doing what we needed to do to make this a reality. This is here to stay, just in case anyone is wondering. #LiveLocalNPT#Home
It’s finally here! The much-anticipated once-every-three-years’ event is happening this weekend — COACHING WEEKEND! Sponsored by the Preservation Society of Newport County, this event attracts visitors from around the world.
Look for these beautiful coaches pulled by teams of four horses all around the city, from Bellevue Avenue to the Breakers to a big driving exhibition behind The Elms. There will be plenty of action with horses, drivers, thousands of spectators. For more information, visit whatsupnewp.com now.
Our Daffodil planting season is approaching! Get your shovels and See one of our go to guides here:
When to plant🗓
Keep bulbs cool and dry until you're ready to plant. You can plant when nights start getting cool. You can plant as long as the ground isn't frozen. I've even planted when the top inch of soil was frozen by frost. I just lifted the top slab of frozen earth, planted my bulbs, then replaced the slab.
The rule-of-thumb is to plant most bulbs at a depth 3x the height of the bulb. For larger Daffodils, this places the base of the bulb about 6-8 inches down. Smaller varieties, with smaller bulbs, should be planted at a shallower depth.
You can space the bulbs about as far apart as the depth you plant them. It depends on the look you want. I like a natural, informal look, so I like to scatter the bulbs gently over the planting area, then plant them where they land. ❣️Plant the bulbs with the nose, the pointy end, facing up, resting on the flat base.
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New on What'sUpRI - "What'sUp Interview: John Hall of Orleans - Playing Providence Folk Festival": The Providence Folk Festival returns to the capital city Sunday August 26th with a full line-up of local and national acts on two stages. Headlining the free festival this year will be musician, activist and former Congressman John Hall, who’ll be playing the Roger Williams National Memorial for the first time. Hall is perhaps best known as a founding member of Orleans, the group known for classics like “Still the One” and “Dance With Me.” [Read the full story and interview on whatsuprhodeisland.com now]
FYI - The Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management (DEM) has announced that due to forecasted inclement weather, tonight’s ‘Bioluminescence Night’ at Beavertail State Park in Jamestown has been rescheduled to Tuesday, August 21. The event will include an outdoor viewing of the Disney movie, Moana, stargazing, and illumination jelly fish and local sea creatures.
Seats are going fast for our upcoming fashion lecture - Camelot vs. the Counterculture: Fashion and Society in the 1960s! On Thursday, August 23, join Madelyn Shaw, who is currently the Curator of Textiles at the National Museum of American History, for an illustrated talk that explores the tangled web of fashion, culture, and society in the 1960s. This event is sponsored by the Costume Society of America, Northeast Chapter. For more information and tickets for the event, click link in bio.
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If you haven't joined us yet for Bubbles & Pearls it's not too late! We're putting down the fishing poles for a special sunset harbor cruise featuring local Oysters and Champagne! Tickets are on sale now!
Happy Happy 4th Birthday Ezra!!!! It amazes me how smart, kind, adventurous, and gentle you are!
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Happy 4th Birthday my adventurous little man! He wanted to pretend that he was a model... I’m not sure he’s pretending though! Haha
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It’s Ezra’s 4th Birthday today! He is my little fearless man. He is ALWAYS on an adventure, and would always choose exploring outside over a movie or tablet. He is an amazing big brother! He is SO caring, and already has such empathy for Theo. It’s incredible to see him grow up.
Island Moving Company, Newport’s contemporary ballet company announces the return of Second Star to the Right: A Tale of Hook and Pan. The site-specific ballet is in the tradition of @islandmovingcompany’s renowned Newport Nutcracker at Rosecliff and legendary Dracula at Belcourt Castle.
In partnership with Rhode Island’s official flagship and Tall Ship ambassador, the @ohpri, and historic @FortAdamsTrust, Second Star to the Right: A Tale of Hook and Pan, is a full-length story ballet in two acts on the docks of the fort, and on the decks and rigging of the Oliver Hazard Perry. [More info in story on whatsupnewp.com now]
Today In Newport History: James Plimpton, inventor of the modern quad roller skate, and the New York Roller Skating Association (NYRSA) leased the The Atlantic House Hotel in Newport and converted the dining room into a skating area on August 11th, 1866.
This was the first roller skating rink open to the public in the United States!
Plimpton is accredited with the sport’s popularity, which later led to the sport of Roller Derby in 1935.
The Atlantic House Hotel, which is no longer standing, was built in 1845 and is now the Elks Club on the corner of Bellevue Avenue and Pelham Street. During the Civil War the hotel was used to house the US Naval Academy.
Whether a visitor or life-long resident, there's plenty to read, see, and learn about at @dscvrnewport's Newport Visitors Center. Here's a display on "Winning The War With Newport Baseball". Stop in to the Visitors Center soon and "discover" or rediscover what's in your backyard!
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Did you know artichokes bloom with this beautiful purple flower? Come check it out this weekend in Rough Point’s kitchen veggie garden! #floralfriday