It was a nostalgic trip back in time for the opening exhibit at the Westerly Library Art Gallery celebrating Westerly’s 350th anniversary. Visitors walked around viewing a historical timeline depicted through vintage photos, display cases filled with memorabilia, mannequin’s dressed in Victorian pieces, and military uniforms.Presented by the Babcock –Smith House Museum … [Read more...] about Westerly Celebrates 350 Years Strong
As the candle light flickers you feel those loving eyes staring at you in adoration, waiting with hot breath for your next move. No matter what you do or where you go the love and devotion is always there. And that’s just the love from your dog! There is hope yet to find a human that adores you as much as your canine does this Valentines!Whether you are coupled doing the … [Read more...] about Get your Cupid On this Valentine’s!
To listen to Ray Blanda and Bill Siano converse back and forth and the camaraderie between them you would think they had been friends since grade school. But they only became best friends four years ago at a chance meeting, however, the bond between them is as strong as the military oath they took when they were barely out of high school.Ray joined the United States Army … [Read more...] about The Military Bond Between and Beyond
Not many high school kids know exactly what they want to do when they graduate but Jen Durfee, a Westerly native, was one of the few who did. At 17, when most high school girls are focused on prom and thinking about college, Jen had already signed up for the Army and was getting visits from her recruiter to make sure she kept her grades up in order to graduate.“I actually … [Read more...] about In the Groove and Lost No More: Jen Durfee Shares her Military Story
As Warren Usey strides through the door onto the Granite Theater stage for the Saturday night production show of Bell, Book, and Candle –one can sense he is totally in his element. This is where he belongs heart and soul on stage performing and loving it. Even though it is Warren's debut theater performance at the Granite since moving here from New Orleans over three years ago, … [Read more...] about Greatness at the Granite
Over the last few years, Westerly has experienced a steady growth of not only new businesses in the downtown area but also a revival of historic icons that are making a comeback. The United Theater is one such icon that has glimmered back to life with its flashing red lights, like a heartbeat getting stronger and building momentum.From 1926 up until the late 80s, the United … [Read more...] about United We Stand
Who would love to experience getting sawed in half and live to tell all about it?! Or maybe you just want to be queen of Misquamicut for a night wearing a beach tiara and blowing bubbles on stage? Westerly has its very own Vegas-like magic show every summer at 7 p.m. on Thursday nights at the Windjammer that has thrilled and intrigued audiences for years. Magic is a timeless … [Read more...] about A Magical Match of Magic by the Sea
Mowing the lawn, cleaning gutters, paying real estate taxes and mortgage insurance. If all that sounds like fun than home ownership is definitely for you! Just kidding, there are way more positives to owning your piece of real estate! Independence, pride in your home, control over your surroundings, investment, and achieving a well-earned goal are just a few positives that will … [Read more...] about Home Buying: Knock Knock…Who’s There? You!
When you're surrounded by a picturesque backdrop of lush green, panoramic water views, and nature trails in Westerly, workouts with adventure await. Save the inside gym routine for winter and fall and explore the great outdoors on land and water while exercising you body and mind. With traffic increased in the summer and limited parking along the beach areas the best way to … [Read more...] about Westerly Life: Workouts on Land and Water
The idea for this post came from watching and admiring my 75-year-old father digging in the dirt as his favorite hobby. He has turned his four-acre property that was overgrown for decades with weeds and vegetation into a beautiful sanctuary of plants and new growth. He loves spending his weekends all day outside, mulching, cutting down trees, spreading seed to grow new grass, … [Read more...] about Soil to Soul: The Health Benefits to Digging in the Dirt
I am a solid believer in serendipity. In that one event or chance meeting with someone, it leads to something good and an opportunity with a positive outcome. Last year I had the good fortune to meet Kristen Lamkins at Watch Hill Designs while shopping for a Christmas gift for a friend who had just lost her dog of 13 years and her sister was very sick with terminal … [Read more...] about Kristen Lamkins Finds Beauty and Art Everywhere