What's Up Today: Friday, March 24
Theater Review: HADESTOWN at PPAC ranks among the best | Newport Mayor excited to host The Ocean Race | What's Up This Weekend
Good Morning! Today is Friday, March 24. Today’s newsletter is 1,302 words - a 6-minute read.
🛶 Wearing a life jacket while paddling in Rhode Island will no longer be optional; it will be required, according to new boating safety regulations announced yesterday by the Department of Environmental Management (DEM).
🗳️ Who’s running, who’s not? Changes every day, and will continue to change over the next several weeks, as individuals weigh their prospects to replace Congressman David Cicilline, who announced his retirement from Congress a few weeks ago to assume the presidency of the Rhode Island Foundation. WUN’s Frank Prosnitz weighs in → Just My Opinion: Let the games begin
🎭 WUN’s Ken Abrams with the latest at PPAC → Theater Review: HADESTOWN at PPAC ranks among the best
👉 Dar Williams is at The JPT this evening. Read Ken Abrams’ recent interview with her before you head to the show → What’s Up Interview: Dar Williams coming to Jane Pickens March 24
🏀 Providence College hired Kim English on Thursday as its next basketball coach, quickly moving to fill the opening left after Ed Cooley left to take the job at Big East rival Georgetown.
☀️ With the arrival of spring, The Preservation Society of Newport County is set to open The Elms and Green Animals Topiary Garden.
🎶 On tap this weekend: Dar Williams live at The JPT, Aquidneck 10K, Mark Erelli concert, Easter Bunny visits Shops at Long Wharf, Dancing at 40 Steps, and more! What’s Up This Weekend
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What’s Up Today
Today: Partly sunny, with a high near 49. Northwest wind 7 to 10 mph, with gusts as high as 21 mph.
Tonight: Partly cloudy, with a low around 35. North wind 5 to 9 mph.
🛥️ Marine Forecast
Today: NNW wind 6 to 9 kt. Partly sunny. Seas 1 ft or less.
Tonight: Variable winds less than 5 kt becoming NNE 5 to 8 kt after midnight. Partly cloudy. Seas 1 ft or less.
Coastal Water Temperature: 41°F.
🌊 Sun, Moon, & Tide
Sunrise: 6:41 am | Sunset: 7:01 pm | 12 hours and 19 minutes of sun.
High tide at 10:36 am & 10:59 pm | Low tide at 4:05 am & 3:52 pm.
Moon: Waxing Crescent. 2.5 days, 7% lighting.
🎭 Things To Do
2:30 pm: Afternoon Tea Service at Hotel Viking
7 pm: Celtic Band – WINDHARP performs at the CFP Arts and Wellness Community Center
7:30 pm: Elements at The Keats Theatre
8 pm: Improv with the Bit Players at The Firehouse Theater
8 pm: Dar Williams live at The JPT
For more events and things to do, visit our events calendar.
Bar & Board: Lois Vaughan Jazz Trio at 6:30 pm
Blue Anchor Grill: Kevin Do from 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm
Busker’s Irish Pub: Brian Twohey at 2 pm
Johnny’s at Wyndham: Phenix Ave Duo at 6 pm
JPT Film & Event Center: Dar Williams live at 8 pm
La Forge: Dave Manuel at 6 pm
Narragansett Cafe: Roger Ceresi Trio from 8 pm to 11:30 pm
Newport Blues Cafe: Spiffy at 9 pm
O’Brien’s Pub: DJ Remedy (video DJ) at 10 pm
One Pelham East: Live music from 8 pm to 11:30 pm, DJ Nook at 11:30 pm
Speakeasy: Justin Pomfret at 9:30 pm
The Firehouse Theatre: Live improv comedy with The Bit Players at 8 pm
The Reef: Brian Scott Duo from 7 pm to 10 pm
🏛️ City & Government
No local meetings are scheduled.
See the agendas and a full list of public meetings across Rhode Island here.
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7-Day Weather forecast for Newport County
Here’s what’s on tap for weather this week and weekend.
3-day Surf Forecast for Rhode Island
Forecast includes rip current risk, surf height, weather, winds, and more.
UConn a step from Final Four after 88-65 blowout of Arkansas
After UConn lost as a 5 seed to 12th-seeded New Mexico State in the first round of last year’s NCAA Tournament, Huskies coach Dan Hurley told his core players they would be back on this stage.
Pastrnak gets 49th goal, Bruins top Montreal, 5th win in row
David Pastrnak scored his 49th goal, Tyler Bertuzzi had a goal and an assist and the Boston Bruins overcame a sluggish performance to beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 on Thursday night for their fifth straight victory.
The Elms and Green Animals Topiary Garden will open for the season in April
With the arrival of spring, The Preservation Society of Newport County is set to open two more of its best-loved properties.
Watershed Protectors announce Almy Pond Watershed Outreach Event
Speakers will discuss current findings about pollution levels in Almy Pond and share steps that local residents can take to improve the water quality there and in all of the island’s waterbodies.
Providence hires Kim English as next basketball coach
Providence hired Kim English on Thursday as its next basketball coach, quickly moving to fill the opening left after Ed Cooley left to take the job at Big East rival Georgetown.
West Place Animal Sanctuary seeking volunteers, student interns
West Place Animal Sanctuary in Tiverton is seeking adult volunteers and student interns
Massachusetts train derails, no hazardous cargo reported
Five freight train cars derailed in Massachusetts on Thursday, but no hazardous materials were being hauled and there were no reports of injuries, according to authorities.
Just My Opinion: Let the games begin
Who’s running, who’s not? Changes every day, and will continue to change over the next several weeks, as individuals weigh their prospects to replace Congressman David Cicilline, who announced his retirement from Congress a few weeks ago to assume the presidency of the Rhode Island Foundation.
Newport Mayor excited to host The Ocean Race
Newport Mayor Xay Khamsyvoravong plans to visit Brazil for Leg 4 start.
ecoRI: Scientists Pitch Offshore Wind at Little Compton Forum
WPRI: Counting Seals: Annual bay-wide tally taking place this week
We’ll See You Out There
What’s Up This Week: March 20 – 26
Dar Williams live at The JPT, Aquidneck 10K, Mark Erelli concert, Easter Bunny visits Shops at Long Wharf, Dancing at 40 Steps, and more!
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