Summer’s around the corner, and what better way to spend some time this season than on the water? Whether you're a seasoned mariner or you've never set foot on board a boat before, Confident Captain and Just Go Boating are here to help you get further behind the helm than you ever thought possible!Zachariah Rollins grew up on the water, setting out behind the helm of his … [Read more...] about Gain Confidence and Just Go Boating This Summer!
Last year's celebrity suicides sent shockwaves across the country. Alongside these high-profile deaths are 121 other people who take their lives 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 annually, which leaves over … [Read more...] about “What it Takes is Caring”: Mental Health First Aid Training and Suicide Prevention
“I think that how much we care shows in our food and everything we do here,” Chef Jeanie Roland tells me as we sit down at Ella’s. “If you’re cooking without love, you’re cooking with nothing.”Jeanie Roland knew from a young age that she wanted to be a chef, ever since her first job washing dishes at the General Stanton Inn. Her parents didn’t think that becoming a cook … [Read more...] about Chef Roland Teaches Westerly to Cook with Butter, Love, and Cream
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
If you’re anything like me, you’ve been awaiting the opening of the United Theater in downtown Westerly with bated breath. I recently checked in with the group’s public relations manager Tony Nunes for an update on all the latest plans.If you’re unfamiliar with the theater’s long history, here’s a brief overview. Originally opened in 1926 as a vaudeville performance center, … [Read more...] about The Revival of the United Theater – A Brief History and the Latest Updates
Former Victoria’s Secret model and model coordinator Pamela Masucci is the founder, CEO, and occasional model of The Beauty Within Model Management. After traveling the world as a model since the age of 14, Pamela settled in Westerly nearly twenty years ago as a semi-retired single mom looking to raise her children, but she didn’t stay still for long, building the agency from … [Read more...] about Finding the Beauty Within with TBW Model Management
After celebrating 69 years of quality selection and service for toys and bikes in 2018, John Willis has sold his family’s business, Ray Willis Toys and Bikes, to Joshua Mason. While it could be said that the store is leaving the Willis family, it might be more accurate to say that the Masons are simply joining the Willis family. Both men were kind enough to take time out of … [Read more...] about Business as Usual, Only Better: Ray Willis Toys and Bikes
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
Back in Thyme Herb Farm and Kitchen is not your typical restaurant - the tables are limited, the atmosphere is intimate and homey, and the food is handcrafted and astoundingly fresh. "It's really more of a farm and product experiment station," owner and chef Marne McNamara explained." Back in Thyme opened in 2013, but in many ways the grand event had been in the works for … [Read more...] about Traveling Back in Thyme for a Unique and Delicious Meal
It’s almost 2019! What are your resolutions? Common ones are to quit smoking and save money, but perhaps the most common of all are to lose weight, tone up, and become more fit. No matter your current fitness level or weight loss goals, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed by the steps ahead of you. Fortunately, Westerly Fitness and owner Mike Volpe have plenty of insight and … [Read more...] about Working Out and Working On Yourself with Westerly Life Fitness
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.