November is upon us! While the holiday season is certainly full of magic and joy, it can also be a source of stress, especially when it comes to finding gifts for everyone on your list. To help, we've put together our own list of local businesses and suggested gifts for all your loved ones, right in downtown Westerly!Of course, you can choose to do your shopping virtually … [Read more...] about Shop Small, Shop Local: A Gift Guide for Downtown Westerly
If you're looking for a fun way to connect with your partner, find a new hobby to exercise both your body and your brain, prepare for a wedding or other special event, and make some friends along the way, might we make a suggestion? Ballroom dancing lessons from internationally renowned teachers at the Sound of Dance Studio, right on Granite Street!Olga Golubko and Dmitry … [Read more...] about Dancing the Night Away: Ballroom Dancing Lessons at Sound of Dance Studio
If you're anything like me, Halloween has been on your mind for a while now and you've been hoping to find some new ways to celebrate the spookiest time of year! Well let your fear of missing out subside - we've put together a list of events coming up this month for kids, families, and adults to enjoy!Kids and FamiliesSpooky in the Park: Hocus Pocus & The Sanderson … [Read more...] about Halloween Fun for Everyone!
Two recent celebrity suicides have left shockwaves across the country this summer, but alongside these high-profile deaths are 121 other people who take their leaves every day, 22 of whom are veterans. In Rhode Island, someone over the age of 25 takes their own life on average every 3 days, and every 20 days if they are under the age of 25. 450 physicians commit suicide … [Read more...] about “What it Takes is Caring”: Mental Health First Aid Training and Suicide Prevention
The Rhode Island School of Real Estate was established in January of 2018 by Wendy Brown, a broker and owner of the Brown Group Realty; Bill Fain, Office Leader for the Rhode Island offices of Berkshire Hathaway Home Services; and Cherie Roach, a mortgage loan officer for Webster Bank. Wendy was good enough to sit with us and give us the inside scoop.Wendy had been teaching … [Read more...] about Real Estate and Real Opportunities: The Rhode Island School of Real Estate
Tap Here - View upcoming movies Drive-in movies were once an American institution, with 5,000 theaters standing proudly during the 1950s and 60s. Today, fewer than 500 remain, but residents and visitors of Misquamicut are in luck because we can claim one of those exclusive theaters as our own, thanks to the hard work and ingenuity of the Misquamicut Business Association, led … [Read more...] about Nostalgia No More: Making New Memories at Misquamicut’s Drive-In Theater!
St. Pius X was established in 1963, in the building that was once Westerly High School, and when the Immaculate Conception School closed in the 1970s, it became the last parochial school in town. For the next 55 years, the teachers, staff, and parishioners tended to the academic and spiritual education of hundreds of students in grades K through 8. Many of these young people … [Read more...] about Saying Goodbye to St. Pius X School
What's your pinball story? Everyone has one, says Mark Carvey, co-owner of the newest themed bar in downtown Westerly. And if you don't, now's your chance to start discovering it! Located right across the street from the train station, Flip Side opened almost exactly one year ago and business has been steady. Mark's wife and co-owner, Dana, attributes part of their success so … [Read more...] about Pinball Wizards of Westerly: Flip Side Pinball Bar
Summer is such an amazing time to be in Westerly, between the beaches and the shops and the restaurants, there's always something to do and see. With so much going on all around town, we decided to do a quick round up to highlight some really special places and events for kids, families, and adults to check out this season.The Misquamicut Drive In From now through the end … [Read more...] about Westerly’s Summer Bucket List 2018
It might be a bit chilly outside, but there's still plenty of fun to be had in Westerly, so grab your best girlfriends and make plans for an entire Girls Day downtown! To help you maximize your fun and minimize your stress, we've put together a suggested itinerary for you!Mia's Prime Time Cafe Start the day off right at Mia's for breakfast - or brunch, if you want to sleep … [Read more...] about The Perfect Girls Day in Westerly