After celebrating 69 years of quality selection and service for toys and bikes in 2018, John Willis has sold his family’s business, Ray Willis Toys and Bikes, to Joshua Mason. While it could be said that the store is leaving the Willis family, it might be more accurate to say that the Masons are simply joining the Willis family. Both men were kind enough to take time out of … [Read more...] about Business as Usual, Only Better: Ray Willis Toys and Bikes
The holidays are upon us! While the holiday season is certainly full of magic and joy, it can also be a source of stress, especially when it comes to finding gifts for everyone on your list. To help, we've put together our own list of local businesses and suggested gifts for all your loved ones, right in downtown Westerly!Savoy Bookshop and Cafe / ReReads Bookshop Give … [Read more...] about Shop Small, Shop Local: A Gift Guide for Downtown Westerly
There's never any shortage of fun to be had during the holiday season, that's for sure - in fact, sometimes there's just so much going on, it's hard to know where to be and when! With that in mind, we've rounded up some of the best holiday events in Westerly and nearby Mystic in the hopes of making it easier to fill your calendar with plenty of family-friendly fun and no … [Read more...] about Making a List, Checking it Twice – Local Holiday Events You Won’t Want to Miss!
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
Write a story The writer Mark Twain once said: "Writing is easy. You only have to leave out the wrong words.“ But how are you going to write a really good story? We will show it to you! 1. A good idea At the beginning of a story, each author sits first in front of a blank sheet or a blank screen. If you don't know something, it's not bad. As a story writer you are inspired … [Read more...] about Escaping the Cold with Hot Yoga at High Street Yoga