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
Summer is here! And if you're anything like me, you're probably excited to dive into a few simple landscaping and small yard projects that you can do in a few hours or less. I’m all about bite-sized, manageable projects. Take on something too daunting and you could end up with a bunch of half-finished landscaping projects and a yard that looks worse than before.The majority … [Read more...] about Easy Landscaping Upgrades You Can Do This Weekend!
The 22nd Annual Virtu Art Festival kicks off on Saturday, May 26 with 150 artists coming from nine states to display their art for admiration and purchase across the fourteen beautiful acres of Wilcox Park. The festival's name is Latin for "Love of Fine Arts," and will feature both performance and visual art in a wide variety of mediums.All items featured in the festival … [Read more...] about Virtu Art Festival – Something for Everyone
The 24th International Film Festival of Eastern Connecticut continues this weekend at our very own United Theater with a screening of the film Amen, a 2002 film directed by Costa-Gavras.The process of making the film fest take place is no small undertaking, and it begins with two committee members working with movie distributors to obtain copies of up to 50 films and the … [Read more...] about International Film Fest Screening and Event at United Theater
Spring weather is here at last, which means it's finally time to break out your flip flops and head down to the beach! "The beach?" You might be asking yourself. "Before Memorial Day?" The answer is yes, especially if you want to partake in all the fun of Spring Fest, a three day entertainment experience setting up shop on May 11th, 12th, and 13th!Up through the 1970s, … [Read more...] about Springing Into the Season: Spring Fest 2018
We’re days away from spring, whether the weather believes so or not! To celebrate its arrival and perhaps encourage some nice warm days to start sticking around, let’s review some affordable ways to update your wardrobe with the best of this season’s fashion trends.To start, here's what Elle, Vogue, Women's Wear Daily, and the Who What Wear crew all agree are the trends for … [Read more...] about Thrift Store Spring Fashion: What’s Trending and Where to Get It Affordably in Westerly
It’s been a long, tough winter. Let’s just get that out in the open. There was a lot of snow/rain mixed in with lots of bitterly cold days with a few alarmingly warm days stuck in there as well. Aside from that or maybe because of it, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said it was a bad year for the flu. It seems like there’s I knew at least one person who had some … [Read more...] about Spring is in the Air, and So Are the Germs!
We're a few months into autumn but it's taken weeks to finally feel like it. To celebrate its arrival and the transition into the chilly weather, let's review some affordable ways to update your wardrobe with the best of this season's fashion trends. Let's start with what Vogue, Elle, Glamour, and the Who What Wear website all agree are the trends for this spring:Sheer … [Read more...] about Thrift Store Fall/Winter Fashion: What’s Trending and Where to Get It Affordably in Westerly
"My favorite part about this festival is seeing the local community come together. We have such beautiful park, and it's wonderful that we can all enjoy this jewel" -- Cathy Johansen Virtu Art Festival kicked off for its 21st year and had no shortage of beautiful, intriguing, and inventive pieces of decorative and functional art to choose from. Truly the only difficult part of … [Read more...] about 21st Virtu Art Festival Brings Artists of All Stripes to Beautify Westerly
The birds are chirping, the sun is shining, the peepers are peeping, the flowers are blooming. So thrilled to say that spring is finally here. It was a little touch and go for a bit, but we’re back on track again.If you’re like me, you’re probably raring to get your garden started! For the last month or so, I’ve been leafing through heirloom plant catalogs dreaming about … [Read more...] about Springtime Gardening is Finally Here!!!