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  • Summer art exhibit 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. Westerly
  • Summer art exhibit 10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Charlestown
  • Summer Boutique 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Watch Hill
  • Children's story hour 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Hope Valley
  • Annual Chowder Cook-off 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Charlestown
  • August Art Exhibit 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. Westerly
  • Charlestown Seafood Festival Noon - 11 p.m. Charlestown
  • Art Show & Sale Noon - 4 p.m. Watch Hill
  • Museum House tours 2 p.m. - 5 p.m. Westerly
  • Adventure Day 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. Charlestown

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    Dawn Rathbun

    In the Easy Chair: Dawn Rathbun

    AGE 38.

    OCCUPATION Office Manager, disc jockey, line dance instructor at the West erly Armory, Westerly Elks and St. Clare’s Church.

    RESIDENCE Westerly.

    BORN, RAISED & GREW UP IN Born in New London, raised and grew up in Westerly.

    FAVORITE WAY TO SPEND MY TIME Line dancing, bowling and roller skating.

    PROUDEST ACCOMPLISHMENTS Owning my own home, roller skating, getting my gold medal, line dancing and being on the line dance survey for a dance I choreographed.

    WHAT I HOPE TO BE REMEMBERED FOR Being a good person who always helped others.

    TOP ITEM ON MY BUCKET LIST Visit Italy.

    ALWAYS IN MY POCKET Money.

    WHAT I WANTED TO BE WHEN I GREW UP To own my own roller-skating rink.

    PERSON OR EXPERIENCE THAT HAS INFLUENCED ME THE MOST Would have to say roller skating in the competitive world made me who I really am today. Thanks to my parents for getting me involved in that sport.

    FAVORITE AUTHOR Jodi Picoult.

    LAST BOOK READ “Something Borrowed.”

    FAVORITE SONG “Dance Baby Dance.”

    FAVORITE MOVIE “Grown Ups.”

    FAVORITE TV SHOW “So You Think You Can Dance.”

    FAVORITE PET My goat Wes, an Oberhasli.

    FAVORITE FOOD Pasta.

    AMOUNT OF TIME I SPEND A DAY ON FACEBOOK Less then half an hour, if I go on at all.

    TRAIT I MOST ADMIRE Honesty.

    PET PEEVE Lies … and when people lie.

    FAVORITE QUOTATION Just dance and spin, spin, spin.

    MY FAVORITE THING ABOUT OUR LITTLE CORNER OF THE WORLD The farms.

    CAN’T LIVE WITHOUT Dancing.

    LITTLE KNOWN FACT ABOUT ME I have choreographed more than 80 line dances.

    BEST ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED You can accomplish anything you want.

    ADVICE I BEST LIKE TO GIVE Be yourself.

    IF I RULED THE WORLD I WOULD Help everyone who needs help.

    IF I WON THE LOTTERY, THE FIRST THING I WOULD DO IS Buy a dance club.

    I DRIVE A 2008 blue Toyota RAV4.

    I WISH I DROVE A Toyota Tacoma truck.

    ALWAYS IN MY FRIDGE Eggs.

    IF I COULD HAVE DINNER AND A CONVERSATION WITH ANYONE IN THE WORLD I WOULD CHOOSE My Shallcross grandparents. They passed before I got to ever meet them.

    — Interview conducted and edited by Nancy Burns-Fusaro



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