One of the visual cues of Fall, or “Autumn,” as the proper people say, is the sight of plump orange pumpkins on steps, porch railings, stone walls, in piles outside of grocery stores, and at local plant nurseries and farms. Smaller pumpkins can be spotted on work desks, in store windows, and on daycare and elementary school windows made out of construction paper. Pumpkins are … [Read more...] about Autumn and Pumpkins and Hayrides, Oh My!
In May of 2011, the St. Michael School alumni Committee published an incredibly thorough and history-rich book entitled “St. Michael the Archangel: A History and Memories of our Parish and School.” A total of 467 well-written pages give a detailed account of the spiritual, geographical, cultural, and architectural record of St. Michael the Archangel parish and school in … [Read more...] about A Brief Architectural History of St. Michael’s
When September rolls around and the golden days of autumn start descending upon the fair state of Connecticut, the locals know that a visit to B.F. Clyde’s Cider Mill in Mystic is in order. Visiting Clyde’s is a quintessential New England experience. Not only is it a National Historic Landmark, but a visit to Clyde’s is like walking into a scene in a Norman Rockwell … [Read more...] about Fall into Autumn with a Visit to B.F. Clyde’s Cider Mill
There is nothing like an adorable cat or dog to make us say “Awww, how cute!” Big or small, short and fuzzy or long and furry - pets fill up our hearts and make us smile. Pets are beloved family members who grace our lives with unconditional love. They can also be canine soldiers, police dogs, and therapy companions. Their role in society has changed. As a result, we spend … [Read more...] about Groomers Galore to Pretty Up Your Pet
When was the last time you had a good piece of pie? If you said last Thanksgiving then you’re way overdue. It’s time to get your little pie-starved self down to the Stonington Borough Village Green on Saturday, August 5th for their 65thannual Fair. Once there, you can indulge in scrumptious pies of various flavors, and enjoy all the other foods and activities that are a part of … [Read more...] about 65th Annual Stonington Village Fair – August 5th
Many summer visitors love to come to Westerly for the outdoor fun - the sun and surf, eating at outdoor restaurants, boating, enjoying outdoor concerts, or riding the Watch Hill carousel. But, what happens when you wake up in your hotel room or rented cottage and hear the rain splashing on the windows? Does your heart sink as you think about the outdoor plans you’ll have to … [Read more...] about Rainy Days are Still Fun Days in the Westerly Area
Some people love antiques. They love them so much that they collect them and sell them to others. They create businesses around them and share their passion for antiques with others. Antiques can have educational or historic value. Some have stories that connect us to our youth or remind us of days gone by – like childhood visits to Gramma’s house or spending time in Grandpa’s … [Read more...] about Antique Hunting in Downtown Westerly
If you’d like to make your taste buds dance and your heart happy then there is a special place in downtown Westerly that you just have to visit. It’s called Pompelmo Gelateria, a delightful shop that sells homemade delicious gelato and sorbetto in all sorts of unique flavors. This month they will celebrate their first anniversary in business. What’s neat is that their … [Read more...] about Pompelmo Gelateria – A taste of Italy in the Heart of Downtown Westerly
Each year towards the end of May, Westerly’s summer population starts to swell like the incoming waves at Misquamicut State Beach. Local college students return home, summer residents settle into their cottages and homes, and people from places near and far start streaming in to visit this both old-fashioned and trendy area of New England. Westerly, and the surrounding … [Read more...] about Westerly Welcomes Summer Visitors!