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!
In the Community
The big week is finally here, the week of the Bricks and Murals festival here in downtown Westerly and Pawcatuck! The event kicked off on Wednesday evening with a reception for the visiting artists and community volunteers and will be followed by a food stroll and block party Thursday night, all along High Street. This festival has been years in the making but in these last … [Read more...] about The Bricks and Murals Festival Has Arrived!
What's the most exciting fall event North of New Haven and South of Boston? It's an historic festival years in the making and coming right to downtown Westerly-Pawcatuck this September! If you enjoy art, history, music, food and drink, then you have many people to thank for this upcoming extravaganza of beauty, fun, and local pride, for it was truly a group effort, years in the … [Read more...] about Bricks and Murals Brings History and Art to Downtown
It’s that time of year again! Yes, that’s right, the 51st Washington County Fair is nearly here and we’ve got all the details you need to make the five-day fair a great experience. Come for one day, one night, or come for all five - there’s something for everyone! Pack the sunscreen, put on your walking shoes and get the kids in the car, cause it’s going to be a wild ride. But … [Read more...] about 51st Annual Washington County Fair – August 16th-20th
"...Neighborhoods can grow well, when we grow together." - Adam Mercer Cheers to a new place to sip opening up downtown; there are certainly a lot of wonderful spots to choose from these days, but this latest one has a different twist and it tastes like apples! Tapped Apple Winery has been in the works for the last three years and is finally opening its doors soon, but the … [Read more...] about Tapping in to Tapped Apple Winery
When was the last time you had a good piece of pie? If you said last Thanksgiving then you’re way overdue. It’s time to get your little pie-starved self down to the Stonington Borough Village Green on Saturday, August 5th for their 65thannual Fair. Once there, you can indulge in scrumptious pies of various flavors, and enjoy all the other foods and activities that are a part of … [Read more...] about 65th Annual Stonington Village Fair – August 5th
Many summer visitors love to come to Westerly for the outdoor fun - the sun and surf, eating at outdoor restaurants, boating, enjoying outdoor concerts, or riding the Watch Hill carousel. But, what happens when you wake up in your hotel room or rented cottage and hear the rain splashing on the windows? Does your heart sink as you think about the outdoor plans you’ll have to … [Read more...] about Rainy Days are Still Fun Days in the Westerly Area
Some people love antiques. They love them so much that they collect them and sell them to others. They create businesses around them and share their passion for antiques with others. Antiques can have educational or historic value. Some have stories that connect us to our youth or remind us of days gone by – like childhood visits to Gramma’s house or spending time in Grandpa’s … [Read more...] about Antique Hunting in Downtown Westerly
If you’d like to make your taste buds dance and your heart happy then there is a special place in downtown Westerly that you just have to visit. It’s called Pompelmo Gelateria, a delightful shop that sells homemade delicious gelato and sorbetto in all sorts of unique flavors. This month they will celebrate their first anniversary in business. What’s neat is that their … [Read more...] about Pompelmo Gelateria – A taste of Italy in the Heart of Downtown Westerly
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