The Chorus of Westerly Presents The Summer Pops | 2017

It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again, but yes, the Chorus of Westerly’s 37th Annual Summer Pops concert in Wilcox Park is just around the corner! Mark your calendars for  Saturday, June 24 at 8 pm. As always, we know it’ll be a rousing success – a showcase of world class musical […]

A Walk Back in Time; Dr. John Champlin Glacier Park

With all the recent controversy about global warming and the Paris Agreement it would seem an appropriate time to discuss the topic of climate change. What does global warming have to do with Westerly you may ask, quite a bit in fact and the Dr. John Champlin Glacier Park off Shore Road in Westerly is […]

Mystery of the U-853

Every year on December 7th the nation honors and remembers the 2,403 citizens of the United States who were killed along with the 1,178 who were wounded in the surprise Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Flags are flown at half-mast and ceremonies are held across the country. Only a few people remember that 71 years […]

Westerly Welcomes Summer Visitors!

Each year towards the end of May, Westerly’s summer population starts to swell like the incoming waves at Misquamicut State Beach.  Local college students return home, summer residents settle into their cottages and homes, and people from places near and far start streaming in to visit this both old-fashioned and trendy area of New England. […]

Uber in Westerly; Is it For Me?

About five months ago, I set out to see if I could leave my car parked in my driveway and just get around town using Uber.  Uber you say?  Are they even in Westerly?  I heard they weren’t safe.  It’s expensive. Those were just some of the questions and comments I heard when I told […]

The Wild Heart of Westerly; Crandall Family Preserve

Right in the heart of Westerly there is a primal land that time forgot, The Aguntaug Swamp. When the first European settlers came to Westerly they encountered a wilderness of dense forest and swamp inhabited by wolves, wildcats and bears. Native Americans used the area for fishing and hunting but had no large settlements. In […]