WESTERLY — Two well-known local poets will celebrate poetry this month at Savoy Bookshop and Café, beginning Tuesday with Margaret Gibson, who has served as Connecticut's poet laureate since 2019, and continuing Oct. 26 with Westerly's Gunilla Norris.

The Granite Theatre officially welcomed audiences back for live stage performances last Friday with an engaging opening-night performance of "The Haunting of Hill House," a "horror drama" based on Shirley Jackson's 1959 gothic ghost novel of the same name.

NEW LONDON — How can we best take care of the beauty around us? How do we become responsible stewards of the earth with a global climate crisis and democracy on the brink? How do we use the gifts that have been given to us to make the world a better place? How do we properly value and protec…

Mark Robinson, pictured here with his three sons David, Will and James at the Marine Corps Memorial in Washington D.C., was recognized recently by BSA Troop 9 Pawcatuck for his devotion and service to the troop as the scoutmaster for the past six years. During his tenure the troop has undert…

Grade five students at Saint Michael School hold the signs they made to celebrate "Happy International Day of Peace." Their lesson was how they could all be "Peacemakers and how God calls us all to be more like him in our words and our actions."

Olde Mistick Village management, merchants association, festival vendors and sponsors, raised funds for Always Home of Mystic and presented the organization with a $6,000 check from funds raised during its 14th annual Garlic Festival. Always Home’s goal for the past 20 years has been to keep…

This year's 15th Westerly Armory Pitch Tournament, held in September and seen in the first photo, was set up with pandemic precautions for the safety of the players in mind. The second photo is of the two winning two-man teams, left to right: Team 1, Pete Brayman and Walt Startz; and Team 2,…

Thanks to Byron Brown, we have the following photo of the 1951 Westerly Little League Sportsman's Club League Champions. From left, front row: Byron Brown, Thomas Terranova, Gerald Durry and David Grills; middle row: James LaPietra, Robert Greig, William Lazerek, Wayne Lawrence, Michael Sadd…

Greetings dear friends and kind readers and welcome back for our Indigenous Peoples Day visit here on the Front Porch where the sun rose this morning at 6:55 and will set at 6:12 p.m. and where we are mourning the loss of Pat and Austin Murphy, two mighty, much-loved pillars of the Westerly …

Aaron Calouro and Marisa Zerbarini of Westerly; Benjamin Logel of Pawcatuck; Molly Lang and Sara McKnight of Mystic; and Audrey Jones of Mashantucket were named to the dean’s list at Mitchell College for the spring 2021 semester.

The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre in Warwick is welcoming audiences back to live theater following an 18-month pandemic pause with "A Lie Agreed Upon," a powerful, riveting, thought-provoking and timely production of Henrik Ibsen's 1882 political drama, "An Enemy of the People."

WESTERLY — Christine "Beehive Queen" Ohlman and Rebel Montez will be joined by the CarLeans, Kala Farnham & Co and the Midnight Anthem when they return to the Knickerbocker Music Center Sunday for "Women's Voices 4," a concert and performance showcase to benefit the Institute for the Mus…

HOPKINTON — The annual HopArts Studio Trail — a self-guided driving tour of artists' studios through Richmond, Hopkinton and surrounding areas that showcases the work of 25 local artists and artisans — returns next weekend for its 15th anniversary.

MYSTIC — Mystic Seaport's Riverfest celebration — a weekend filled with folk and sea music, topped off with a pub-sing — will kick off Saturday morning with Westerly's own Geoffrey Kaufman singing along with fellow musicians David Littlefield and Joseph Morneault.

NEW LONDON — Gary Allan Poe is probably not related to Edgar Allan Poe, but he is related to an Undersheriff of Nottingham. He has also created quite the program to commemorate the 172nd anniversary of the death of Edgar Allan Poe, and plans to share it this weekend at The Thames Club in New…

The United Theatre's Youth Jazz Ensemble, under the direction of their ensemble teacher, Ryan Piccolo, performed in the newly opened Rhode Island Philharmonic Music School at the United Theatre in August. The students, all from local middle and high schools, spent six weeks rehearsing and le…

The Academy of the Holy Family in Baltic, Connecticut, celebrated Peace One Day last month with a visit from Azra Jafar, the first female mayor in Afghanistan. School Principal Henry Fiore said that Jafar explained to the students how hard she worked for women's rights in Afghanistan, and al…

Greetings dear friends and kind readers and welcome back for our first October 2021 visit here on the Front Porch, where the sun rose this morning at 6:47, will set at 6:24 p.m., and where we are marveling at the amazing autumn and early Halloween decorations popping up in front yards and on…

The following local students received Bachelor degrees from the University of Rhode Island: Charlestown residents Christopher Charles Alexander, Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering; Jeffrey Barnas, Bachelor of Science cum laude in civil engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in psychol…

AmpSurf, a unique all inclusive program created to bring the healing power of the ocean through adaptive surf therapy to folks with disabilities, held an adaptive surf clinic at Fenway Beach last week, which was well-attended and well-staffed by an army of volunteers. It was also well-photog…

As promised in last week's Front Porch News, here are some photos of family members and friends of Westerly resident Sara Lucia Rekstis at the opening night of her art exhibit at the Art Space Gallery in Norwich. 

Greetings dear readers and fine friends and welcome back to the Front Porch for our first visit of fall 2021 and our final visit of September, where the sun rose this morning at 6:40, will set at 6:35 p.m., and where we are celebrating (with joy, love and happiness) the arrival of several ne…

The following local students received Bachelor degrees from the University of Rhode Island: Charlestown residents Christopher Charles Alexander, Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering; Jeffrey Barnas, Bachelor of Science cum laude in civil engineering and a Bachelor of Arts in psychol…