One of the things that makes the Westerly-Pawcatuck area attractive to locals and visitors is the friendliness of its many shopkeepers. Situated on the Pawcatuck Bridge on the border of Pawcatuck and Westerly, sits Bogue’s Alley, a hometown eatery and market that opened in 2004 in the building that had previously housed Besso’s Variety store.Ten years after opening, the … [Read more...] about Bogue’s Alley: A Neighborly Place to Be
When September rolls around and the golden days of autumn start descending upon the fair state of Connecticut, the locals know that a visit to B.F. Clyde’s Cider Mill in Mystic is in order. Visiting Clyde’s is a quintessential New England experience.Not only is it a National Historic Landmark, but a visit to Clyde’s is like walking into a scene in a Norman Rockwell … [Read more...] about Fall into Autumn with a Visit to B.F. Clyde’s Cider Mill
📽 2019 Movies Drive-in movies were once an American institution, with 5,000 theaters standing proudly during the 1950s and 60s. Today, fewer than 500 remain, but residents and visitors of Misquamicut are in luck because we can claim one of those exclusive theaters as our own, thanks to the hard work and ingenuity of the Misquamicut Business Association, led by Executive … [Read more...] about Nostalgia No More: Making New Memories at Misquamicut’s Drive-In Theater!
Chances are if you’ve spent any time at Misquamicut, you’ve at least heard of the Andrea. One of the premier dining establishments located directly on the beach, the full-service restaurant offers delicious apps and entrees along with fun cocktails and plenty of entertainment to make your days and nights at the beach all the more magical.Originally built in 1912 and run as … [Read more...] about A Century of Summers at the Andrea Beach Bar
What is high in calcium, iron, and vitamin K and green all over? If you guessed kelp you're right! For Jay Douglas and Suzie Flores kelp has become a passion they wish to share through their business Stonington Kelp Co. “We both really like the environmental benefits, kelp is an emerging market,” says Jay. “We really started something and can see the industry evolve around … [Read more...] about Business Owners Bring Kelp Farm to Table
Everyone in Westerly has their favorite things, whether it’s a secret spot at the beach, a certain menu item at a downtown restaurant, or a quiet place in the park to relax. One favorite thing that almost everyone shares, however, is delicious soppressata, or as it’s affectionately known – soupy.The old phrase goes “no one wants to know how the sausage is made,” but Bruno … [Read more...] about Westerly Meat Packing Unpacks the History of Soupy
Celebrating it's 115th year of operation, it's safe to say that one of the most lasting fixtures of downtown Westerly is Woodmansee's. Despite many changes to the scene over the years, the boutique that prides itself on providing beautiful clothing and accessories for the young at heart continues to thrive.First opened in 1904 by LeClyde Woodmansee, the store began as a … [Read more...] about Woodmansee’s Withstands the Test of Time with a Passion for Fashion
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
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.