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
Holidays & Special Occasions
There are so many wonderful things about this time of the year; special treats and opportunities to feast, beautiful sights and sounds, crisp air and the promise of snow, and time to spend with loved ones. Another very special source of joy during this season is the spirit of giving - when we think of the holidays, we often equate them with buying presents for our favorite … [Read more...] about Holiday Giving to Local Charities and Organizations
Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, and Cyber Monday are already history. We survived, but it’s not over yet. For the next few weeks, people will flock to malls and big box stores to find the perfect Christmas or Chanukah gifts for their families and friends. People are already complaining that they are getting exhausted and can’t wait until it's all over. Perhaps we … [Read more...] about Local Craft Fairs Offer More than Unique Holiday Gifts
Christmas is coming, and what better way to make this joyous season last than to participate in holiday strolls all month long? These strolls offer the perfect opportunity to gather friends and family members together, bundle up, enjoy some hot chocolate or cider, and take in the beautiful sight of twinkling lights, pine boughs, and glittery garlands decorating local shop … [Read more...] about Holiday Strolling Through Westerly, Ashaway, and Beyond
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
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
Costume? Check. Goodie bag? Check. A love of all things haunted and scary? Check. A stomach of iron to withstand all the candy that will be soon be ingested? Check. Well, it sounds like you’re right on track in your Halloween preparations! We’ll help you fill in the blanks about where to enjoy all the ghoulishly good festivities this year. Most events are happening the … [Read more...] about Halloween Activities and Events
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!
The beaches in Westerly are full on this beautiful fourth of July weekend. 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 241 years ago, on July 4, 1776. The Continental Congress declared that the thirteen American colonies regarded … [Read more...] about What Day is Independence Day?
It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again, but yes, the Chorus of Westerly’s 37th Annual Summer Pops concert in Wilcox Park is just around the corner! Mark your calendars for Saturday, June 24 at 8 pm. As always, we know it’ll be a rousing success - a showcase of world class musical talent you won’t want to miss. Fingers crossed for good weather, if need be, rain dates … [Read more...] about The Chorus of Westerly Presents The Summer Pops | 2017