The iconic Sam's Snack Bar in Misquamicut, RI is starting the next chapter in her story. Originally started by Sam Castanza and run for many years under his leadership, the torch was passed to Norm Dufresne – who ran the snack bar for many years. Meanwhile, many years later, Kurt Soukup, who happened to be 1,646 miles away, was looking to bring his culinary knowledge back to … [Read more...] about Sam’s Snack Bar // Kurt Soukup – Massachusetts to Misquamicut via Puerto Rico
Misquamicut, RI is known for many things – the beach of course, but also the restaurants, the events, the sun & fun and fishing. Coming down Weekapaug road is an adventure for the senses; the sights, the sounds, the smells. Turning right onto Atlantic Ave and heading over the Weekapaug bridge, brings you to Weekapaug Bait & Tackle.Fishermen travel from all parts of … [Read more...] about Weekapaug Bait & Tackle
**Town hall closed for public access without an appointment** Dog Park: The Dog Park at the Animal Shelter Will remain open but we ask that visitors practice social distancing of 6 ft.Grocery Stores: Grocery Stores remain open but some have modified hours and have set hours for Seniors only. Officers will be making increased checks of Grocery Stores and all … [Read more...] about Westerly closures for businesses and town
Rhode Island Governor Raimondo was able to get Rhode Island declared a disaster area and thus federal funds are now available through the Small Business Association via low-interest loans. Go to https://disasterloan.sba.gov/ela to apply for your loan of up to $2 million dollars per business.Rhode Island had 10 new confirmed case of COVID-19 Coronavirus, bringing the total … [Read more...] about Rhode Island declared a disaster area; proposed stimulus package; IRS; local press conference
As we navigate the COVID-19 Coronavirus Pandemic, more information is coming out every day. We have a responsibility at the individual level to honor and respect the guidelines that are being enacted at the federal level.Governor Raimondo ordered ALL restaurants in Rhode Island to suspend dine-in service starting today - March 17, 2020 - with many offering take-out and … [Read more...] about Westerly Restaurants suspend dine-in service; many offering take-out & curbside pickup
Today, Governor Raimondo announced that all restaurants, cafes and coffee shops in the state of Rhode Island will close for dine-in service starting tomorrow March 17, 2020 and will last until March 30, 2020. At that time, they will assess the situation and go from there. Take-out service will still be available and many restaurants in Westerly are now offering curbside … [Read more...] about Restaurants closed for dine-in service starting March 17, 2020
Fresh seafood, produce, cheese, wine, breakfast sandwiches, coffee -- sounds like a gourmet grocery store, huh? If you guessed yes, then you would be wrong! This is the scene for the Stonington Village Farmer's market @ The Velvet Mill in Stonington. The mill hosts the farmers' market every Saturday from 10 a.m. -1 p.m. during the winter.As I walked around, I saw people … [Read more...] about The Stonington Village Farmer’s Market at the Velvet Mill
About five months ago, I set out to see if I could leave my car parked in my driveway and just get around town using Uber. Uber you say? Are they even in Westerly? I heard they weren't safe. It's expensive.Those were just some of the questions and comments I heard when I told people what I was doing.Firstly, for those who don't know, Uber is a ride sharing app that … [Read more...] about Uber in Westerly; Is it For Me?
Jett, Amethyst, Quartz, Obsidian, Amber and Sapphire. No, these aren't the dancers from your local "gentleman's club". They are the six abandoned seal pups rescued around the coast of Maine, shortly after their birth.According to The Mystic Aquarium's website, finding abandoned seal pups is not uncommon. Below are some possible reasons for abandoned seal pups as … [Read more...] about Abandoned Seal Pups Returned to Ocean
The modern economy is a modern marvel. It has grown into a monster that can not be contained no matter how hard we try. Money has been transformed from a store of value pegged to a commodity -- ie: gold -- to a commodity that is traded. Now, money is a currency that is backed by the faith that we have in our government.Let's explore this concept a little further. In a … [Read more...] about Understanding How Currency Works — Before Understanding Bitcoin
Bitcoin. What is it? Who uses it? Who accepts it? Why should I even care about it?Those are all great questions. What started out as an experiment has matured into a highly sophisticated form of commerce. It is safe to use, and contrary to popular belief, it isn't just used by drug dealers and other "black market" entities.Although Bitcoin hasn't become mainstream … [Read more...] about Bitcoin — What is it and how can I use it?