We definitely love our beaches and highly recommend that you experience their beauty but did you know there are a few hiking trails in the Misquamicut area that offer a great way to get exercise and see a different side of our coastal community? Talk about a great way to enjoy a day or two: hit the beach for a few hours, get some lunch and then get into your hiking attire and … [Read more...] about Get Outside: Enjoy the Trails of Misquamicut
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If you think that the joys of Misquamicut must end at Labor Day, think again! Join in on the food, fun, and festivities for a three-day family-friendly entertainment experience at the annual FallFest September 13-15!Up through the 1970s, Misquamicut had been known for sand and surf, family-friendly fun, and vibrant nightlife, but it hit a rough patch during the 80s and 90s. … [Read more...] about FallFest 2019: An Autumnal Celebration at the Beach
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
The year is 1969 in Westerly; a movie ticket was only $1.42, a new house a mere $15,500, a gallon of milk would have cost you $1.10 and a gallon of gas? Wait for it….0.35 cents! Oh to go back 50 years would be quite a trip down memory lane for some, unimaginable for the millennials, and a wild ride for most but this past summer all those curious and nostalgic got a glimpse into … [Read more...] about Dear Future People: Time Capsule from 1969 Revealed
In 1669, Rhode Island and Providence Plantations incorporated King's County as the Town of Westerly. This year, Westerly is celebrating the 350th anniversary of its existence. Some events that are on the calendar for Westerly's 350th Anniversary include the Olde Tyme Fair, Living Legends of Westerly Film Debut, and a time capsule burial. The Olde Tyme Fair is on Aug 24 and … [Read more...] about Westerly’s 350th Anniversary Celebration
While not yet, perhaps someday the Watch Hill Fire Department’s unique and colorful collection of fire hydrants will be in the Guinness Book of World Records.It is easy to whiz by the Watch Hill Fire Department without really seeing it. Perhaps passersby might just notice the brick firehouse or one of their fire trucks parked on the property. But if drivers slow down just a … [Read more...] about The Watch Hill Fire Department’s Multi-Colored Hydrant Collection
So you think you know where Watch Hill is? Not so fast. I’m not talking about the village of Watch Hill but the actual hill. Most people assume that the hill called Watch Hill is located where the large white house known as the Holiday House sits overlooking the ocean and the Watch Hill Lighthouse. Today it is owned by singer/songwriter Taylor Swift. I thought so too until I … [Read more...] about Where is Watch Hill?
Hotel Maria and Maria’s Seaside Cafe are a breath of fresh air in Misquamicut. Don’t get me wrong, there are lots of fun places to get drinks, eat dinner and stay at on Atlantic Avenue but nothing feels quite as welcoming and peaceful as Hotel Maria.The whole experience was one of the most relaxing vacation experiences I’ve ever had. My partner and I arrived for check in … [Read more...] about Dine & Stay: Maria’s Seaside Cafe & Hotel Maria
Sun, sand, and surf are the three words that come to mind when thinking about Rhode Island Surf Co. In downtown Westerly, Rhode Island Surf Co. radiates the notion of summer. From boards to bathing suits, this quaint little shop holds all your surfing accessories. The shop is run by family man Walle Hutton. Walle is currently 33 years old and is originally from Honolulu, … [Read more...] about Surf’s Up at the Rhode Island Surf Co.
The buzz of the tattoo machines carving black lines and shading into the skin of brave clients echoes throughout the Irish Rose Tattoo shop in Pawcatuck. Westerly resident and tattoo artist Tony “Asian” Nguyen is bent over his customer's forearm in full on concentration as the head and background of a wolf takes shape and becomes permanent body art.The walls around Tony’s … [Read more...] about Tattoo Artist Tony Asian: Staying Original