WESTERLY — The Watch Hill Improvement Society will host its annual art show in the Undercroft of the Watch Hill Chapel next week with an opening reception scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 1, beginning at 5:30 p.m. 

WAKEFIELD — The husband-and-wife pop singing duo of Matt DeAngelis and Christine Dwyer will head to Theatre by the Sea this weekend, along with Tony-nominated Liz Callaway, as part of the theater's 2021 Summer Concert Series.

WESTERLY — The Neville Dance Theatre, a New York-based contemporary dance company, comes to town this weekend to perform "53 Movements," their "intricately layered feast of music and movements," at the United Theatre on Canal Street. The performance will mark the company's first performance …

WESTERLY — Hope Urbonas stood upon a stage in Wilcox Park Monday morning, putting the final touches on the set of the Colonial Theatre's summer Shakespeare in the Park production, "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised]" which is set to open Friday evening, marking th…

Teddy Fusaro Jr., 7, the oldest son of Jenni and Teddy Fusaro Sr. of Fairfield, Conn., spent a week attending camp at New England Science & Sailing Foundation’s summer camp, marine science and adventure sports program with his brother, Louis. On one of their morning adventures, the child…

Dorothy "Dottie" (Grispino) Pendola, who passed away peacefully last February, was a much-loved woman who a nursing degree and became an LPN after graduating from Westerly High School and ran Penny's Donuts in Pawcatuck from 1967-1975 with her husband, the late Joseph Pendola.

Thanks to our Front Porch friend Elaine Laurenzo, we share the following photo of Sister Mary Angelus, who died from COVID-19 in May at Mount St. Rita Health Centre in Cumberland at the age of 93. Ironically, Elaine told us, Sister or "May" as her friends called her, was best of friends with…

C.J. Sheldon, of Ashaway, won the 50- and 100-meter freestyle and anchored the winning 200- and 400-meter freestyle relay teams for Bishop Hendricken High School to help the team win the Rhode Island State Championship. C.J. is the son of Martin and Lucinda Sheldon, of Ashaway; the paternal …

Mackenzie Turrisi of North Stonington not only graduated from Drexel University but was also a dean's list student. Mackenzie, a Wheeler High School graduate, was a member of the honors program at Drexel where she majored in the music industry with a concentration in recording art and music …

Washington Trust recently recognized seven employees for their exceptional leadership, teamwork, community involvement and volunteerism.Susan Swain Brough, left, of Westerly, a senior vice president at the bank and board member at Wood River Health Services, directed a $1,000 donation from h…

Greetings dear readers and kind friends and welcome back for our final July 2021 visit here on the Front Porch, where we're still talking about the fabulous opening night concert at the United Theatre on Friday.

Abigail White of Westerly was named to the dean’s list at the Davis & Henley College of Nursing at Sacred Heart University for the spring 2021 semester.

MYSTIC — Jenn Bouchard, a self-described Navy brat who lived in Gales Ferry when her father was the executive officer of the USS Groton at the subase, is coming back to Connecticut this weekend to sign copies of her debut novel at an author event at Bank Square Books.

WESTERLY — Actor-writer-producer Jonathan Schmock, who was nominated for an Emmy Award for his work on HBO's "Real Time with Bill Maher," and who played the role of the maître d' at the Chez Quis fancy restaurant in "Ferris Bueller‘s Day Off," will head to the beach this weekend to make his …

Greetings dear readers and gentle friends and welcome back for another mid-July visit here on the Front Porch where we're still talking about our wonderful local traditions, like Sunday's 93rd annual Our Lady of Mount Carmel celebration and the 25th annual Virtu Art Festival held in Wilcox P…

Jack Waters member of the Shelter Harbor Board of Governors, joined the Fourth of July fun during the holiday by participating in the annual "Fourth of July Parade," by riding with his great-granddaughters Norah and Adelyn Keenan.     

The Westerly Airport Association awarded $9,000 in academic aviation scholarships from the association's Humphrey J. Amedeo  Jr. Aviation Scholarship Foundation in June to five graduating students and four students already attending college, all of whom are planning to pursue a career in som…

Members of the Rotary Club of Westerly opened the Rotary Club’s Little Free Library in the Children’s Garden in Rotary Park in late June, which was an update of the original library, which was opened in 2017 as the senior class project of MacKenzie Gitzendanner. Since weather had taken its t…

Crew members from the Colonial Theatre were spotted setting up the stage for this summer's return of the company's beloved Shakespeare in the Park festival. This summer's show will be "The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (Abridged) [Revised]" by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfie…

Nancy and George McDonald recently delivered meal boxes, donated by the Salvation Army's District 23C, to the Pawcatuck Neighborhood Center and Groton Social Services.

The following local Rhode Island residents were named to the dean's list at the University of Rhode Island for the spring 2021 semester: Bradford residents Jillian Laudone, Connor Montague, Nicole Montague, Hannah Moulton, Brendan Peck, Honghao Zhen, Mary Castaldo, Jason Darmanin, Billy Davi…

MATUNUCK — It will be a weekend of laughter and song at Theatre by the Sea. On Friday, comedian Poppy Champlin will kick things off with her show called "On the Funny Side of the Street," and on Saturday, singer Nicholas Rodriguez will share his show, "All is Fair in Love."

Avid Front Porch reader Colleen Sorensen and her husband, Ken, recently celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary.  Best wishes to the happy couple from your friends on the Front Porch!

Thanks to Ryan Gulluscio and John Mathews, we share this terrific photo taken at the recent memorial celebration held in Wilcox Park for the late Antonio "Junie" Trebisacci. Shown, from left,are Junie's son, Ken Trebisacci, friends Joe Quaratella and John Leach, both members of the WHS class…

Westerly's Civil Air Patrol held CAP Composite Squadron promotion ceremonies on June 24 at the Westerly Education Center on Friendship Street. Promoted were Cadet Sgt. Viktoria Johnfroe (first photo); Cadet Airman Lorenzo Terenzio (second photo); Cadet Master Sgt. Ethan Gears (third photo); …

At a recent meeting of the Westerly Chapter #6 of Disabled American Veterans, new officers were installed during an impromptu ceremony hosted by Ernest Boivise, the state DAV adjutant. Boivise was also presented with a donation of $1,000 for the Disabled American Veterans’ van fund. The DAV …

Front Porch reader Barbara LaFrance sent us this photo of her Grandpa Spears's car which was taken in his backyard at 14 Spring St. Barbara, who sent the photo many months ago, is wondering if there are any readers who might be able to identify the year, make and model of the car which was p…

Greetings dear readers and gentle friends and welcome back for a mid-July visit here on the Front Porch, where we're enjoying the glorious pink-blue-purple and white hydrangea and the pretty pink summer roses growing wildly along the roadside and where we're reminding ourselves that the incr…

The following Westerly residents were named to the dean's list at the University of Rhode Island for the spring 2021 semester: Rosa Adimari, Sean Wu, Rachel Zabel, Gary Zeng, Alexandra Wilks, Rachel Vetelino, Ben Tripp, Adrianna Turano, Hayl Townsend, Alexander Toscano, Camryn Tierney, Gabby…

MYSTIC — Deb Adamson is feeling pretty grateful these days. While using Zoom during a pandemic to share news of a new book isn't the best way to get the word out, Adamson, a children's book author, said she will be "proudly launching" the first in a series of outdoor book signings for Bank S…

NORTH STONINGTON — Jody Whipple can't wait to see the smiles on children's faces this weekend as they walk around the fairgrounds and take in the sights when the North Stonington Agricultural Fair returns for its 56th year.

WESTERLY — "We're back in the game," said Paula Brouillette, the newly-installed president of the Granite Theatre, earlier this week as she chatted about this weekend's "soft opening" of "Motherhood Out Loud," a play that features a selection of monologues about motherhood.