Are you a coffee lover? A cocktail connoisseur? Or maybe a Bloody Mary is more your speed, especially on a lazy Sunday morning? There’s no need to choose because Perks & Corks in downtown Westerly has whatever it is you are craving – as well as some libations you probably never even knew you needed.Perks & Corks has been in business for 20 years now, and although … [Read more...] about Perks & Corks: A Westerly Favorite for 20 Years and Counting
Things to do
When the summer comes to a close, it can be easy to find yourself wondering "what is there to do in Westerly?" While we're lucky to have an abundance of restaurants and shops, year-round entertainment can be harder to come by, but the United Theater is looking to make this conundrum a thing of the past.As a quick introduction (or a quick refresher, for those already in the … [Read more...] about United Always – The Latest Updates from the United Theater
There’s a chill in the air, the beaches are much less crowded, and the leaves are getting crisp and colorful. That can only mean one thing here in New England. It’s time to throw on a scarf, order up a pumpkin spice latte and celebrate the season at one of our many local farms. Sure, you can get your pumpkins at the grocery store, but we all know that picking them yourself is … [Read more...] about 5 Festive Farms for Fall Frolicking
It's beautiful outside so get your gear together to hit the trails! The Westerly Land Trust has some great nature trails right here in our neck of the woods, so dust off the backpack, don’t forget water and a snack (Bogue's Alley in Pawcatuck offers delicious breakfast and lunch sandwiches), and treat your feet to a comfortable pair of hikers as you discover Wahaneeta Preserve, … [Read more...] about Scouting out the Wahaneeta Preserve
Personally, I find fall the perfect time to go for a long walk, aka, a “hike,” if you will. I hate to sweat, so summer is pretty much out for me, and walking with a heavy coat and freezing fingers doesn’t appeal to me either. But fall, with its cool temps, low humidity and pretty foliage everywhere is ideal, especially when it means you can warm up with a seasonal beverage … [Read more...] about Take A Hike! Five Spots to Explore This Fall
Take a beautiful beach, mix in a dash of history, add in good food and drink, stir in some entertainment, add a Ferris wheel, arcade and carousel and top off with an ice cream parlor. What do you have, maybe a slice of paradise? That’s what Harry Trefes thought almost 100 years ago when he opened the Atlantic Beach Casino. Trefes had a vision of what Misquamicut could and … [Read more...] about Seaside Memories at the Atlantic Beach Park
During the COVID pandemic, businesses and organizations have changed the way they do business. They have guidelines to follow and it is our responsibility to follow those guidelines. Please check the Mystic Aquarium's website to purchase tickets and read the process they have put in place to keep everyone safe. Go to their website here. What to do on yet another day of … [Read more...] about Under the Sea : The Mystic Aquarium
There is a saying somewhere out there that for every negative thing that happens something positive comes of it. COVID-19 has turned lives and communities upside down but it has also brought people together in ways we never would have imagined. Are you in between a job right now? You child is home and they need a community service project? Or maybe you just want to feel … [Read more...] about Volunteer: Good for the Body, Mind & Soul
If you have lived in or been a visitor of the Misquamicut Beach area in the past few years you are part of history in the making. Maybe you enjoyed the Thursday night drive-in flicks with a date, or spent the day at Misquamicut beach with your friends and let the sunburn cool off with a walk up and down Atlantic avenue stopping for a drink and some clam strips at one of the … [Read more...] about Misquamicut Business Association Celebrates 20 Years!
This article is from our archives and although the park is still there, the festivals and other events that would have caused crowds to form have been cancelled. We run articles from our archives periodically because most of our articles are written in a timeless fashion. Due to COVID, most of the articles in our archives have been affected. Please do your research before … [Read more...] about Discover Ninigret Park
I had some relatives coming into town recently and I don’t know if you ever feel this way, but sometimes it feels like I’m taking family to the same old places that I always take them. I was looking for something different, somewhere unique to bring them. There are the places that I go to constantly that are amazing, but one of the best parts of having family in town is … [Read more...] about Let Us Direct You to New Places!