Have you ever wanted to go out for a drink but just wasn’t feeling the bar atmosphere? Did you feel like just playing some boards games or darts, or relaxing with friends under the warm, dancing light of multiple chandeliers, surrounded by original 1930s murals? Me too. Grey Sail Tap Room is the place we have been looking for. Serving a large selection of their own brews … [Read more...] about Grey Sail Brews Up Unexpected Charm
On a surprisingly chilly, breezy, overcast day in a field on the former home of a glacier, a peppy crowd - some in sandals, some in fleece jackets, at least a few people in both - gathered to celebrate the Westerly Community Land Trust and its latest acquisition, Sunnyacres Preserve.With only a few trees starting to bud, and daffodils looking blowsy, cars parked in lines … [Read more...] about 30 Nature Preserves in Thirty Years – the Westerly Land Trust Celebrates its Big 3-0
"What they don't have is a bigger heart; and bigger potential to rally the positive momentum of its citizens." - Lisa Konicki, Ocean Community Chamber of CommerceWesterly is one of the top 25 towns in the running to be named as having the Best Main Street in America, a title that wins $25,000 in a contest running now. "It's all good news today," said Lisa Konicki, of the … [Read more...] about Vote for Westerly in $25,000 Contest for Best Main Street of America!
If the Savoy bookshop in downtown Westerly was a lead character in a romantic comedy, music would swell every time it graced the screen. Beautiful, well-lit, comfortable and well-read—we’d all swoon. But if a book store can’t be a romantic lead, this one, at least, can definitely be a backdrop. Any Nancy Meyers movie would be glad to have it. The Savoy is that beautiful. … [Read more...] about 7 Reasons to Fall in Love with the Savoy Bookshop
Last week I wrote about the Westerly Jonnycake Center: a plain building just across the train tracks from downtown Westerly that is a jack-pot for cast-off goods, well-organized anew and sold for cheap. The profits of the thrift store are used for the Jonnycake Center's food pantry, farmer’s market, and many other helpful programs for Southern Rhode Islanders. One such program … [Read more...] about Westerly Jonnycake Center | Train for a Career with the Real Jobs Program
Drive past the shiny and fabulous new Savoy bookshop, past the railroad, and turn right just past Meatballs and Martinis. Down this little lane resides a veritable treasure trove of Things You Might Possibly Need: a huge thrift store-- well-spaced, well-laid out, and nearly warehouse-sized. The beige building with a long wooden ramp in front is filled with organized rows, … [Read more...] about The Westerly RI Jonnycake Center: Good for You, and Good for All – Pt I