Homeowner Grants available from the RI Green Infrastructure Coalition

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The Rhode Island Green Infrastructure Coalition is encouraging the Aquidneck Island Community to plant rain gardens, use rain barrels, create pervious surfaces, and find other ways to soak up the rain to protect drinking water and restore clean water in our local bays, neighborhood streams, and estuaries.  With the support of the van Beuren Foundation, The Green Infrastructure Coalition is offering grants to homeowners on Aquidneck Island this year to make improvements that will soak up the rain and “soften” the urban hard structures. This allows homeowners to improve their neighborhood, increase property values while make a positive impact on the environment and the water quality of the Bay. For more on the information on these grants, visit the Aquidneck Island Project.

Newport in Bloom’s Kiki McMahan receives 2020 Community Service Award

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In November, 2020, Kiki McMahan of Newport in Bloom received The Daily News Community Service Award for Environmental Excellence for her “works to make Newport a more beautiful place.” These Community Service Awards recognize outstanding members of the Newport County community who go above and beyond to make a difference. Newport in Bloom is proud of Kiki who has been a member since 2005 and chairperson since 2013.

To read the full article, see Kiki McMahan of Newport in Bloom works to make Newport a more beautiful place (Newport Daily News, Nov 25, 2020).

2018 Donors

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All of our fund raising efforts come from local businsses, conscientious citizens, and the City of Newport Civic Support Fund.  Our annual budget is upwards of $30,000, of which a significant amount is allocated to the Bellevue in Bloom hanging flower baskets.  Current donors include:

Adrienne Ranelli
Ann C. Souder
Audrain Automobile Museum
Bank Newport
Barbara & Joe Tortolani
Belle View Inn
Bellevue Shopping Center
Beverly Black
Brick Alley Pub
Burgin Lambert Architects
Carol F. Cipriani
Carole Maloney
Christa Reise
Church and Community Housing
City of Newport
Claudia Clarke
Colonel & Mrs. T.L. Gatchel
Daffodillion c/o ALN
David & Leslie Reed
Discover Newport
Doug & Heather Haley Baker
Drupal Connect
Eileen Brown
Elsie Lombard
Empire Tea & Coffee
Erin M. Behan
Frank Gerardi
Geo. Washington Institute
George Herrick
Ginny Purviance
Gustave J.S. White Auctioneers
Gustave White
Hall Associates
Harbor House
Herb McCormick
Hilary Fearon White
Hillside Cafe
Historic Hill Association
Hope Hill van Beuren
James Marinan
Jane Pickens/Fine Arts Newport
Jean & Paul Conway
Jeremiah Harrington Inc.
Jesus Saviour Church
Jimmy & Minnie Coleman
John Bagwill, Jr.
John C. Yeager
Judith Webb
Kate Haakonsen
Kathryn E. Leonard
Kathryn O’Keefe
Kiki Mitchell
Len DeAngelis
Lorna R. Lewis
Louise Rick
Marion Maroney
Marion Oates Charles
Mark & Linda Narbey
Men’s Hairquarters
Michael & Rosanne Franco
Michael Hayes Company
Michelle & Bob Drum
Michelle & Tom Healy
Miller, Scott and Holbrook
Mr. & Mrs. Jonathan H. & Bettie B. Pardee
Nancy Oliveira
Newport Architectural Forum
Newport Art Museum
Newport Garden Club
Newport Hardware
O’Neill-Hayes Funeral Home
Patricia Galuska
Paul Galluscio
Peggy Taylor
Peter Goff
Peter Quarry
Preservation Society of Newport County
Rich & Edie Kloss
Richard & Nancy Abbinanti
Robert M. Sabel
Robin Pearson & Eric Schmigle
Roger King Fine Arts
Ronald Lee Fleming
Sara Campbell Ltd.
Sarah Bullock
Scott & Joanne Giegerich
Sharon Siegl
Sheila & Bruce Smith
Spring Bull Gallery
Stefani M. Hulitar
Tim Wein & Andrea McHugh
Traci’s Closet
Vision Care at the Brown Center
Wave Lengths Salon & Spa

2016 Garden Gallery

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Here is a small sampling of some of the participants in the Newport in Bloom Garden Competition.  Of course, they are so much prettier to see in person.  Take a drive around and see all of the winners. For a complete listing of all of the winners go to the 2016 Garden Award Winners page.