If you're anything like me, Halloween has been on your mind for a while now and you've been hoping to find some new ways to celebrate the spookiest time of year! Well let your fear of missing out subside - we've put together a list of events coming up this month for kids, families, and adults to enjoy!Kids and FamiliesSpooky in the Park: Hocus Pocus & The Sanderson … [Read more...] about Halloween Fun for Everyone!
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Even Sherlock Holmes would be stumped. A mystery that really shouldn’t be a mystery exists within the Westerly/Stonington area, and it involves our respective high school football teams.The Bears play for Stonington High and the Bulldogs play for Westerly High. Two typical American towns which are connected geographically by the state line and whose high school football … [Read more...] about The Surprising Mystery of the Bears and the Bulldogs
The Westerly Armory at 41 Railroad Road (corner of Dixon) is one of those unique buildings. With its formidable black doors, brick exterior and castle looking roof peaks, it just stands out on the corner as a proud structure with many stories to tell and share inside its walls.Just inside the tall black wood doors, a friendly and informative face greets you, Roberta Mudge … [Read more...] about The Westerly Armory: Restoring American Strength
The following is part three in Westerly Life’s “Behind the Murals” series discussing the history behind all the recently created murals throughout downtown Westerly. The mural featured in this post can be found behind C.C. O’Brien’s Irish Sports Bar and Café at 8 Mechanic Street in Pawcatuck.While many of the murals in both downtown Westerly and Pawcatuck promote unity … [Read more...] about The Greatest Turkey Day Games Ever Played
The beaches in Westerly are full on this beautiful fourth of July. Independence Day is always one of the busiest holidays of the year here. So what exactly happened on the fourth of July? The date commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence 242 years ago, on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded themselves … [Read more...] about What Day is Independence Day?
As we prepare to celebrate the 242nd anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, let us look back at how Westerly celebrated the American Centennial on July 4, 1876.Leading up to the big day, it was apparent to all that there should be a momentous celebration. In the weeks prior to July 4, the Westerly Town Council voted and approved several measures, … [Read more...] about July 4, 1876: Westerly’s Centennial Celebration
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
With all the mass chaos and destruction of character taking place nationally, communities are finding solace and strength in uniting together to make a difference and impacting neighborhoods in a positive light. If you're looking for a resolution in the new year, make a personal commitment by putting your skills, interests, and empathy towards a community cause and find out how … [Read more...] about Volunteering: A Fulfilling Resolution in the New Year
Okay, breath a sigh of relief. The crazy holiday shopping frenzy and commiserating around the dinner table with challenging in-laws is over! Now it's party time! Where do you want to be when that big beautiful glittery New Year’s Eve ball makes it descent into 2018? Perhaps you want a night of music and dancing? Or something a little fancier and more highbrow to celebrate a … [Read more...] about Where’s the Party At? New Year’s Eve Countdown to Fun
Chanukah is already upon us and Christmas is just about two weeks away. Both religious holidays have traditions of gift giving and every year the pressure is on to find just the right gift for each person on our lists. Shopping at the malls and big-box stores can be exhausting and time-consuming. There’s another way, a more peaceful and joyful way to shop that better fits the … [Read more...] about Local Gift Guide – Find Presents For All In Downtown Westerly/Pawcatuck