The holidays are 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!Savoy Bookshop and Cafe / ReReads Bookshop Give … [Read more...] about Shop Small, Shop Local: A Gift Guide for Downtown Westerly
The gift of food is a safe bet for everyone on your holiday shopping list, and choosing the best ingredients from local vendors is an easy way to show your loved ones that you care about them. Luckily, Westerly is home to several specialty food stores, featuring options as affordable as they are delicious.For the foodie in your life, or for the health nut who must also eat, … [Read more...] about Specialty Food for a Special Season: Capizzano’s Olive Oils, the Cheese Corner and Westerly Packing Co.
There's never any shortage of fun to be had during the holiday season, that's for sure - in fact, sometimes there's just so much going on, it's hard to know where to be and when! With that in mind, we've rounded up some of the best holiday events in Westerly and nearby Mystic in the hopes of making it easier to fill your calendar with plenty of family-friendly fun and no … [Read more...] about Making a List, Checking it Twice – Local Holiday Events You Won’t Want to Miss!
There are so many wonderful things about this time of the year; special treats and opportunities to feast, beautiful sights and sounds, crisp air and the promise of snow, and time to spend with loved ones. Another very special source of joy during this season is the spirit of giving - when we think of the holidays, we often equate them with buying presents for our favorite … [Read more...] about Holiday Giving to Local Charities and Organizations
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
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
The 22nd Annual Virtu Art Festival kicks off on Saturday, May 26 with 150 artists coming from nine states to display their art for admiration and purchase across the fourteen beautiful acres of Wilcox Park. The festival's name is Latin for "Love of Fine Arts," and will feature both performance and visual art in a wide variety of mediums.All items featured in the festival … [Read more...] about Virtu Art Festival – Something for Everyone