The Kia Ora Cosmic Ball hosted by Newport Polo

The Ball of all Balls 

The Newport Polo Gala never ever let’s you down. It truly is the ball of all balls. The energy is always there and the evening sweeps you away with views, romance, laughter and dancing. The attendees eyes are all a sparkle with sincerity, good will  and cheer. This year Jeffrey Osborne took the people in hand, table by table and shared his microphone with enthusiastic song. The guests were so titulated that the Auctioneer had trouble reigning in the crowd from their enjoyment, but fundraise he did!

All proceeds from the auction will support The Jeffrey Osborne Foundation and the Boys & Girls Club of Newport County, to help Rhode Island kids meet their most basic needs, and keep music and the arts in Rhode Island schools.  Inspired by the profound impact music had on his family, Grammy-nominated R&B legend Jeffrey Osborne established his namesake foundation in 2012 and has raised over $1.5 million dollars to date in RI.  The foundation’s activities support its community partners, including St. Mary’s Home for Children & Family Services, The Boys & Girls Clubs of Providence, Button HoleRhode Island Philharmonic Music School, the Met School, and the Amos House, Rhode Island’s largest Soup Kitchen.  For more information, visit

Photos Captured by @Cocoanco , David Santarpia, Sue Metzger, Gina Manoni and Christon Gibson


Island Moving Company Summer Soiree

The 2022 ARTSCAPES Summer Soiree fundraiser event benefiting Island Moving Company – Newport’s Contemporary Dance Co was an unbelievably beautiful experience. Every turn a memorable site to behold. The performers prancing in every garden landscape at “The Bellevue House”. The front stage lounge seating for Randal and guests was the crowning moment which led to lots of laughs, dancing and a personal Chinese Dragon Dance performance.

A Special Thanks to Randal Poirier, ChFC, Financial Planner and his foundation “Doing Well by Doing Good” for participating as an important sponsor to IMC and their efforts to bring the arts and performances to Newport and supporting youth to carry on the arts in our community

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Support Front Line Workers

To support the front line workers team up with a cause that even Viola Davis, Matunuck Oyster Bar & Belle’s Cafe can get behind! These local ladies started “We give a FIG”  & have already delivered 500 meals with a short term goal of 2000!

To learn more, donate, participate visit Https:// and or Sign up for their Golf tourney “For The Front Line” hosted at Newport National August 24th.

Photo Credits for Belle’s Photos: © Billy Black & Bill Murphy of Lifespan

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Aquidneck Growers Market

An award winning agency, Aquidneck Community Table in support of 3 programs that benefit School Gardens and Kids Programs, Community Gardens, Farmers Markets and Food Access has received a Challenge Grant from an anonymous donor who will match all new donations prior to August 15th. You can impact fresh food resources and sustainable living !

Special Thank you to our local Supporter Samantha Currie of @Province Mortgage Associates, Inc. Producing loans with a clear, concise, personalized plan that meets the financial needs of her customers. 

Meet some of the local vendors and patrons!

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Nominate a Good Samaritan

We are mixing it up this month’s photo contest with Jennifer Carter by involving the whole online community, including you! Since we are all quarantined to our homes due to the COVID-19 virus and everything is shut down, included all the wonderful fundraisers that support our local charities benefiting children, families, pets, land including Jen’s @A night to remember supporting Rogers High School. We have decided to choose a person that you will nominate as a community humanitarian! They will receive a COVID-19 safe photo session and gift shipped to their home. ~ How can you participate?

Nominate a person or couple that you feel gives back to the community by tagging them below in the comments. (@First name Last name , until their name is linked in the comment)

Nominations will close 5pm Friday March 27th & Winner will be announced Tuesday March 31st

Take the time to get to know Jennifer Carter: Photographer. Philanthropist. Community Leader @Jen Carter Photography @JenniferCarterPhotography

***Typical NL&L photo contest rules: Hashtag your Greater Newport photos with #nlandl or #newportlivingandlifestyles & you will be entered to win a gift certificate valued at $100 & a bottle of bubbly ***

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