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
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Robust curiosity and a passionate drive to experience an exciting life has been the driving force behind Nashville Hall of Fame Songwriter Layng Martine Jr.’s challenges and successes. The Watch Hill summer resident now adds accomplished author to his accolades as he shares his life stories in his new memoir: Permission to Fly, A Memoir of Love, Crushing Loss, and … [Read more...] about Layng Martine Jr.—Still Turning Over Every Rock
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.
You might think a vacation in Misquamicut is all about the beach and the delicious seafood. And sure, those are the foundations of a great vacation in coastal Rhode Island but there’s also a lot to be experienced beyond the close-knit beach community.When you rent a cottage in Misquamicut for the week, not only are you within walking distances of world-class beaches but … [Read more...] about Misquamicut: The Hub of the Region
Larry Webster was standing out behind his barn in Charlestown, Rhode Island next to the remains of a large corroded Korean War vintage aircraft. The aircraft was a Banshee , an early twin engine jet fighter. The aircraft’s fuselage, engine, wings and other large parts were stacked up in piles behind us. Larry pointed to the faded lettering of a name on the side of what once had … [Read more...] about Rhode Island’s Aircraft Wreck Hunter
While Westerly has seen its fair share of fascinating individuals over its 350-year history, perhaps no one has had a more interesting story to tell than Marshall Drew, a survivor of the sinking of the R.M.S. Titanic. Although not born in Westerly, Marshall’s family had connections to the town’s granite industry, and he spent the last several decades of his life in his Dunn’s … [Read more...] about Marshall Drew: Titanic Survivor, Westerly Resident
There’s much to be said about the revitalization of Westerly’s downtown scene over the past few years, and lot of it can be said thanks to the generous contributions of Chuck and Deborah Goodrich Royce. Most people are aware of the Royce’s philanthropic impact on our beautiful town, but what you might not know is that Deborah can now add “published author” to her long list of … [Read more...] about Finding Mrs. Royce: Westerly’s Patron is its Newest Author
Summer’s around the corner, and what better way to spend some time this season than on the water? Whether you're a seasoned mariner or you've never set foot on board a boat before, Confident Captain and Just Go Boating are here to help you get further behind the helm than you ever thought possible!Zachariah Rollins grew up on the water, setting out behind the helm of his … [Read more...] about Gain Confidence and Just Go Boating This Summer!
What is your favorite cove, beach, or river in Westerly? You might be asked that question from a member of Save the Bay during a “person on the street” video shoot this year. Celebrating their 50th year anniversary in 2020, Save the Bay has been a success story protecting Narragansett Bay since the 1970s.The roots of Save the Bay started as a seedling when a small group … [Read more...] about Save the Bay Celebrates 50 Years!
As we turned into the driveway for the Margin Street Inn, it felt like we were driving right into a storybook or a fairy tale. The green lawn sprawled out around us and the beautiful trees loomed large overhead. We spent a few minutes marveling over the property’s beauty as we walked to the door before Innkeeper Sarah Goff Cooper welcomed us (my partner and I) in. We walked in … [Read more...] about Dine & Stay: Margin Street Inn & Ella’s Food & Drink