WESTERLY — The Chorus of Westerly and Handel Festival Orchestra will perform selections of G. F. Handel’s "Messiah" this weekend, one of the most celebrated choral works and familiar pieces of music.

STONINGTON — The talented trio of Sonja Du Toit Tengblad, Emily Marvosh and Joseph Turbessi will head to Stonington Saturday to help celebrate the 10th anniversary of "Music Matters" at La Grua Center with a festive concert.

NEW LONDON — The Lyman Allyn Art Museum kicks off its "Season of Wonderment" with the opening of its newest family-friendly exhibit, "Grand Menagerie: Animals in Art!" on Saturday, Nov. 23, beginning at 10 a.m. The exhibit, on view through Jan. 26, will showcase more than 50 artworks and art…

Lily Brockmann, Carter George and Sydney Iacoi, crew members from the East Beach Association, prepare a collection bag of plastic to send to TerraCycle, a California based-recycle company. The plastic was collected along the 1.8-mile stretch of East Beach during the summer.  

Zeke Daniel Waterman, the son of Brooke and Dean Waterman of Westerly, was the cutest mouse in town at Halloween, even though he did get caught!

The Rev. Dr. Wayne Eberly, the fearless leader at Dunn's Corners Community Church Presbyterian has been busy preparing for this Saturday's "Christmas Bazaar & Raffle," an annual tradition at the church. Each year, Wayne rolls up his sleeves and rolls out the dough to make some pies for t…

At a ceremony on Aug. 25 at Quonset Air Force Base, Dr. Walter Scott Curtice, owner of Quality Medicine LLC in Westerly, was promoted to lieutenant colonel in the Rhode Island Air National Guard 143rd Air Wing, where he is a flight surgeon. Joining Curtice were, from left, special guests Ele…

Mary Weiss of Bricks and Murals presented a print of a mural recently to Mal and Martha Makin in front of the Wilcox Park mural that they sponsored. Bricks and Murals has provided the mural sponsors with prints of their murals. 

Pomfret resident Alex Noel (in the green buffalo plaid button up) broke the Topsfield Fair annual Giant Pumpkin Weigh-In record last week with his 2,294 and a half pound pumpkin. The Connecticut-grown pumpkin will be on display at the Celebration Zone on the Great Cedar Retail Concourse at F…

Greetings dear friends and kind readers and welcome back to the Front Porch for a late November visit, where we're gearing up for Thanksgiving and the Big Game.

Alexa Madeiros of Westerly is the vice president of campus engagement of the Lasell University Student Alumni Association and Grace Lund of Westerly is a member of the student alumni association.

SOUTH KINGSTOWN — Milbre Burch has been called "one of the most important voices in the American storytelling revival.” On Saturday, the Grammy-nominated, internationally known spoken-word recording artist and storyteller, will present "Tales from Beyond the Ban: Folktales from Iran, Iraq, L…

WESTERLY — Joey Ripka, a concert organist and former director of music and organist at Calvary Church in Stonington, and former artistic director of Calvary Music School, will return to the region this weekend.

    The popular Rhode Island Folk duo Atwater-Donnelly stopped by the Burlingame Family Festival recently to perform authentic American folk music during a day filled with wholesome outdoor fun when the entire community came together.The Burlingame Family Festival was made possible thanks to the…

    Abigail Ridler of Westerly is participating in Eastern Connecticut State University’s selective University Honors Program for the 2019-20 academic year.

    MASHANTUCKET — Entertainment icon Dwight Yoakam, the musician at the forefront of the neo-traditionalist movement that many fans and critics think saved country music in the late 1980s and '90s, will play the Fox Theater at Mashantucket this Sunday at 8 p.m.

    NEW LONDON — Remember the "Garden Song"? The thoughtful, oft-recorded tune that begins with "Inch by inch, Row by row, Gonna make this garden grow, All it takes is a rake and a hoe, And a piece of fertile ground," and ends with "Plant your rows straight and long, Temper them with prayer and …

    Leave your worries behind and escape to the fabulous land of Agrabah at the Providence Performing Arts Center where Disney's "Aladdin," on stage through Sunday, will keep you happily entertained for two-plus hours of pure, jubilant, fabulous entertainment.

    Halloween was extra hot at Westerly Town Hall this year, thanks to a visit from the Spice Girls: from left, Donna Giordano, Krista Tracy, Mary LeBlanc, Louise Tirrell, Lori Vacca, Deb Gent and Michele Murphy.

    Fr. Dennis Perkins, pastor of St. Michael Church in Pawcatuck, bestowed a blessing on Cal, the black lab, during a celebration on the Feast of Saint Francis of Assisi.

    Employees from local Bank of America branches joined with South County Habitat for Humanity to help with the construction of a multi-family home in Exeter as part of “Global Build Week,” in which bank employees from around the world partner with local Habitat organizations to improve access …

      Throughout its 165-year history, Chelsea Groton Bank has won many awards for helping its customers and communities achieve their goals. For the fourth year in a row, employees have bestowed the bank with the 2019 "Top Workplaces" honor by the Hartford Courant.

      Greetings dear readers and kind friends and welcome back for our first November visit here on the Front Porch where we are still singing "Baby Shark" and applauding the World Champion Washington Nationals! What baseball! What fun and what a great escape.

      The following local students have enrolled at Eastern Connecticut State University for the fall 2019 semester: McKenzie Korte, Jordan Allen-Hurd, Caitlin Morrone and Alexandra Mitchell of Westerly; Elizabeth Davis of Bradford; Chloe Chenot, Harrison Rose, Jason Hoadley, Amy Main, Olivia Newm…

      WESTERLY — The Chorus of Westerly will kick off its 61st concert season Saturday with a concert by one of the most acclaimed a cappella vocal ensembles of all time.

      WESTERLY — Pawcatuck artist Linda Peduzzi will share the spotlight this month with a musical legend many may know. Master blues musician Duke Robillard will join Peduzzi for an exhibit of abstract paintings at the Hoxie Gallery during the month of November, proving that his talent with paint…

      WESTERLY — The Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly will celebrate the opening of its November show, "Laying Track For The Holidays," this Friday during an opening reception.

      WESTERLY —  “Something Wicked This Way Comes," a Halloween fundraiser and "immersive experience," sponsored by the Colonial Theatre, will be held Saturday at the Babcock-Smith House Museum, according to Alana Rader, co-artistic directors of education.

      WESTERLY — Granite Theatre is offering discounted tickets to veterans during the run of "Man of LaMancha," now on stage through Nov. 10. Veterans who present verification of eligibility — a retired military photo ID; active duty military photo ID; driver’s license with imprinted "Veteran;" a…