If you have driven by the Longo’s parking lot or walked past the entrance to The United Theatre in the last few months, you might have seen the sign: United Theatre Construction Deliveries- a positive indication that renovation is well underway. Demolition inside the theater started this past summer.The $12-million-dollar goal is in sight for a committed and engaged Board … [Read more...] about Community Support for The United Theatre
Robust curiosity and a passionate drive to experience an exciting life has been the driving force behind Nashville Hall of Fame Songwriter Layng Martine Jr.’s challenges and successes. The Watch Hill summer resident now adds accomplished author to his accolades as he shares his life stories in his new memoir: Permission to Fly, A Memoir of Love, Crushing Loss, and … [Read more...] about Layng Martine Jr.—Still Turning Over Every Rock
The Granite Theatre's production of The Hollow is a classic case of who done it...It's the 1950s, in Sir Henry Angkatell's luxurious mansion outside of London, on a Friday afternoon in September. Sir Henry, the feisty Lady Angkatell and Henry's cousin Henrietta are expecting a weekend of house guests, among them Dr. John Cristow, a married man and respected doctor, who, … [Read more...] about Agatha Christie’s The Hollow Charms at Granite Theatre
There is so much more to do at the Westerly Library than just checking out books and movies. In fact, one could spend an entire day there and not even look at one book. Start your morning off with a cup of whatever you like at Coy Cafe, sipping your drink of choice while sitting in the cozy Old Main Reading Room, then venture up the grandiose staircase to the Hoxie Gallery to … [Read more...] about Westerly Library: More than Words on a Page
Rhode Island has many little known places of interest that people should know about. The Gilbert Stuart Birthplace and Museum is one of the best examples. Situated on 24 acres with herb gardens and nature trails the attractions include an authentically restored 1750 home and snuff mill furnished with period antiques. A large wooden waterwheel powered the snuff mill which used … [Read more...] about Who is Gilbert Stuart?
Westerly has a reputation for being a summer destination, but the truth is that there’s actually plenty to do even when there’s a bit of a chill in the air, like warming up beside a bonfire for a rousing celebration of Guy Fawkes Day right at the beach.For those who may not know, here’s a mini-history lesson for you. There was once a conspiracy, known as the Gunpowder Plot, … [Read more...] about Guy Fawkes Day Celebration Moves Down the Street to the Windjammer This Year
The following is part four in Westerly Life’s “Behind the Murals” series discussing the history behind all the recently created murals throughout downtown Westerly. The New London Steamboat Company Mural discussed below is on the side of the Savoy building and can be best viewed from the intersection of High Street and Canal Street in downtown Westerly and the Shore Line … [Read more...] about For a Time, New London Steamboat and Shore Line Trolley Offered Alternative Transport, Reduced Beach Traffic
As David Jepson relates in the program for Granite Theater's current production of On Golden Pond, the show is close to his heart because it was in a production of this very show 29 years ago that he met his future (and still) wife and collaborator Beth Jepson.At the time, David played Norman Thayer, a lovable curmudgeon of an old-timer who takes solace at his "Golden Pond" … [Read more...] about On Golden Pond at Granite Serves as the Jepsons’ Fitting Farewell
Lynryd Skynyrd's Last of the Street Survivors Farewell tour came through Mohegan Sun Casino on May 24, 2019, the Friday night of Memorial Day Weekend, to an enthusiastic and loyal nearly sold out-crowd. Playing all the hits (Saturday Night Special, Tuesday's Gone, Whipping Post, etc) through the two-hour set and culminating with a mind-splitting finale of Freebird, the veteran … [Read more...] about Freebird!
Most women know that the right piece of jewelry can make an ordinary outfit into a statement piece, and we all can attest to the fact that the right gift can turn any occasion into a more memorable one – but finding that right piece, that perfect gift? That can sometimes feel like looking for a needle in a haystack. Luckily, Westerly is home to small business owner and gifting … [Read more...] about Finding That Perfect Something with OMO Jewels & Gifts