Misquamicut is a fantastic place. Not only does it have world-class beaches, a fun nightlife scene and delicious seafood, but it has one of the only two remaining drive-in movie theaters in the entire state! So whether it’s a new experience for you or it reminds you of days gone by, consider yourself fortunate to be able to experience the joys of a drive-in theater. Today, … [Read more...] about Step Back in Time at Misquamicut’s Drive-In Theater
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You haven't seen the coast of southern Rhode Island until you've seen it from the sky. Trust me, I experienced it. I recently took a short tour with Helibock, a helicopter tour company with offices in Westerly and Block Island, around the coast of Watch Hill and Misquamicut. I was feeling a bit nervous as I strapped on my safety belt and put on the headphones to hear the pilot … [Read more...] about See Southern Rhode Island’s Coast from the Air with Heliblock Tours
It’s no secret that Westerly comes alive in new ways during the summer – the warm weather draws us out of our homes and brings friends and family from out of town to enjoy the beach, the park, and the downtown scene. One of the most delicious seasonal highlights takes place just around the river bend, and it’s known as the Westerly-Pawcatuck Farmers Market.The market, … [Read more...] about The Westerly-Pawcatuck Farmers Market: Come for the Produce, Stay for the Experience
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!
Saturday, May 11 turned out to be a beautiful day for the grand opening of the Westerly Land Trust’s beautiful new community garden. A good size crowd was on hand to view the new garden. The garden was moved from its original location at 177 Main Street to help make room for a new proposed restaurant where Amanda’s Pantry used to be. The new community garden has 20 plots, twice … [Read more...] about A Garden for Us All
Westerly is looking ahead to its future and more arts and music to add soul to its downtown vibe. Harmony Trail Project is coming this summer to downtown Westerly and Pawcatuck! A year in the making, Harmony Trail Park is an idea brought to life by Tim Lebling, local business owner and Harmony Project Manager along with Wendy Brown, owner of The Brown Realty Group who have … [Read more...] about A Global Gift of Music Unites Two Communities
I recently adopted a dog from the Westerly Animal Shelter, Stand up for Animals and now my life is complete. Right up there with my mom (kudos to you mom) Jaylen – an adorable lab, beagle, terrier mix is my best friend.I think most dog people share these sentiments about their four-legged friends: they make us happy just being around them, no matter what kind of day you … [Read more...] about Doggie Dates: Spending Time with your Best Four-Legged Friend
The waters around Fishers Island, New York and out to nearby Race Rock Lighthouse are littered with numerous shipwrecks. One of the deadliest occurred on Thanksgiving Day 1846 when the magnificent steamship Atlantic was driven onto the rocks to her doom. North Hill on Fisher’s Island was the end of the line for the Atlantic taking up to 50 people to their deaths, the exact … [Read more...] about End of the Line: Diving at the the Atlantic Wreck Site
It’s been a tough winter. Not enough snow to sled. Not quite warm or dry enough to hike. It’s been kind of in between, which is probably the worst kind of winter. We’re all ready for spring but it doesn’t seem like it’ll be here anytime soon. In the meantime, might I recommend taking a trip just a few hours north so you can enjoy REAL winter? If you’re anything like us, you’re … [Read more...] about No More Cabin Fever: Get Outside & Enjoy the Snow
As the candle light flickers you feel those loving eyes staring at you in adoration, waiting with hot breath for your next move. No matter what you do or where you go the love and devotion is always there. And that’s just the love from your dog! There is hope yet to find a human that adores you as much as your canine does this Valentines!Whether you are coupled doing the … [Read more...] about Get your Cupid On this Valentine’s!
Since 1928, the Westerly-Pawcatuck YMCA has been bringing the community closer together. Ask any of your friends, family members, or coworkers, and chances are, a majority of them learned to swim, took a class, or played in a sports leagues at the Y. Their importance to the community is immense, and the organization is one filled with rich and noteworthy history.While the … [Read more...] about The Westerly-Pawcatuck YMCA: Ninety Years and Counting