NAME: Austin Sullivan.
When my mother was a teenager, and a student at the Woodward School for Girls in Quincy, Mass., she did something quite scandalous. She skipped school, snuck off to Boston and slipped into the theater for a matinée performance with Frank "The Swoon" Sinatra.
STONINGTON — The Stonington Historical Society is officially open for the season and "inviting visitors to embark on a journey through time and experience the rich heritage of the area," according to Society Advancement Associate Alexis Smith.
NARRAGANSETT — Margaret Johnson has been busy these last few weeks. But for Johnson, a certified life and career coach who specializes in coaching adults in transition, it's been all about children.
Congratulations to the Terenzio Tile and Marble Team, which placed second in the 2022 District 3 Fall Ball Tournament while representing the Westerly National Little League. They were honored when the league celebrated its 50th Opening Day Ceremony on May 6.
The Lions Club of Westerly welcomed new members Patricia Bricault and Jason Stevenson during a recent meeting. Bricault, who was sponsored by her husband Gil Bricault, is a retired realtor and mortgage officer. Stevenson, sponsored by Brittany Thomez, is a personal trainer.
Roger Hall's daughter, Melissa, is continuing the her late father's legacy by keeping his store, The Candy Box in Watch Hill, up and running. Melissa and her children put a new bench with a plaque in front of the store because Frank used to love to sit in front of The Candy Box during the summer.
Gourmet Galley Catering held a celebration of its 25th anniversary last month. The popular catering business has been a staple in the area and recently expanded, opening a storefront in Niantic. The Gourmet Galley team also operates the kitchen at Café Flo located at the Florence Griswold Mu…
Ten new members were inducted into the Westerly High School Music Hall of Fame at a ceremony held at the United Theatre in Westerly in April.
Joshua Restelli and Hannah Daniewicz of Westerly and Mia Faraone of West Kingston were named to the dean’s list at Southern New Hampshire University for the winter 2023 semester.
WESTERLY — Days before the annual Virtu Outdoor Arts Festival was set to return to Wilcox Park for its 27th year, Ocean Community Chamber of Commerce President Lisa Konicki was taking stock of the popular event that attracts thousands to Westerly during the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
Editor's note: Due to illness, this weekend's performances of “The Girl on the Train” have been canceled. Opening night is now scheduled for June. 1.
Memorial Day observances will take place locally from Mystic to South Kingstown and from Westerly to North Stonington.
WAKEFIELD — Theatre by the Sea opens its 90th season this week with "My Way: A Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra," an award-winning music revue featuring more than 50 songs recorded by "Old Blue Eyes."
PROVIDENCE — The energy has been building around the state among theater-lovers, and at Trinity Rep among the cast members and artistic team of "Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street," as Trinity prepares for the opening of the Sondheim tour-de-force.
It was a winning combination at the Westerly College Club’s annual meeting when Second Serve Resale presented club members with a check for more than $6,000. The two organizations joined forces to sponsor one of Second Serve’s pop-up sales of high quality, gently used clothing and accessorie…
Joseph M. Nigrelli Sr., the Dante Society Person of the Year, who will turn 98 in June, left, was celebrated by 97-year-old Dr. Thomas "Tippy" Salimeno and 100-year-old John Stellitano at the society's annual banquet. Thanks to Dr. Danny "Doc" Gaccione for this photo for the ages!
The Weekapaug Golf Club held an Operation Play Day inviting 44 military veterans to play the course at no cost. The group included veterans from the Navy, Army, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines, and National Guard. The event was coordinated by the New England PGA Foundation to thank the veter…
A large crowd attended the Frank Olean Center’s Night at the Theatre at the United Theatre in downtown Westerly in April to view the film “Becoming Bulletproof.” The evening included a pre-movie reception with light fare and drinks and all proceeds benefited the Olean Center.
Greetings dear friends and kind readers and welcome back for another lovely May visit here on the Front Porch, where the sun rose at 5:22 a.m. and will set at 8:06 p.m. How about that sunset time? It's fun to think the sun will continue to set a little later each day until the end of June. F…
The North Stonington Education Foundation held its annual dinner dance and induction ceremony for the 2023 Wheeler High School Distinguished Alumni in March at Lake of Isles.
The following artists won awards at the Artists’ Cooperative Gallery of Westerly's annual Regional Art Exhibit: Mimi Huszer-Fagnant, “Window Garden” and Merideth Andrews, “Surfacing,” Louise Forest Gibson Award; Jay Lacouture, “Tulipiere-Flower Bomb,” The Joseph Gaulteri Award; Gary Fuller, …
WESTERLY — Wilcox Park Superintendent Alan Peck made a prediction and a pronouncement Monday afternoon.
MYSTIC — Novelist Robin Lloyd will be in Mystic next week to discuss his newest book, "Hidden Cargo," the third novel that follows the fictional sea captain based loosely on his real-life relative who was from Connecticut and was a friend of Charles Dickens.
NEW LONDON — Sally Rogers, the Connecticut-based folksinger whose voice has been described as "mesmerizing" and "remarkable," said she will indeed sing "Lovely Agnes" — the gorgeous song she wrote about her grandma — along with "many more songs, old and new," when she performs at the venerab…
STONINGTON — La Grua Center’s 2023 Concerts on the Green will kick off Friday with Portuguese Fado singer Sonia Bettencourt.
Last month, Mary Hawk, a five-year Local 328 member employed at Aramark in Westerly who has worked in the cafeteria at the Dunn’s Corner Elementary School the last four years, was working at the register when she saw a child stand up and approach her.
The Greater North End Community Development held an Earth Day clean up at several areas of the North End of Westerly. The group had a great time, members said, with people honking and thanking the volunteers as they passed by. The group found that most of what they picked up and filled the b…
Tina Cherenzia, director of human resources at the Frank Olean Center, was honored recently by staff, friends, community members and center participants at a luncheon held to celebrate her 40 years at the center.
Greetings dear friends and gentle readers and welcome back for another lovely May visit here on the Front Porch, where the sun rose at 5:29 a.m., will set at 7:59 p.m. and where we're still thinking about our mothers on this day after Mother's Day and sending bouquets of love and appreciatio…
Legendary Westerly educator and coach John Stellitano was honored earlier this year when friends gathered at the Westerly Armory for his 100th birthday celebration.
STONINGTON — Poetry and music will fill La Grua Center Friday night when Brian Turner — Army veteran, poet, musician and the author of five collections of poetry — is joined by the Niantic-based Carleans and Steven Ostrowski for the May show at the Arts Café Mystic.
WESTERLY — Roomful of Blues, the world-renowned, horn-powered, house-rocking blues band with Westerly roots will headline the WARM Center’s Swing into Spring event at the Knickerbocker Music Center on Friday, May 19.
PROVIDENCE — Festival Ballet Providence is now Ballet Rhode Island.
WESTERLY — The weekend-long SpringFest kicks off Friday at Misquamicut State Beach, marking the unofficial beginning of the beach season in Westerly.
Andiamo Italian restaurant in Mystic held a ribbon cutting. The new restaurant is located in the former Friendly's on Greenmanville Avenue, across from Olde Mistick Village. Photo 1: Sen. Heather Somers presented a citation to restaurant owner Bill Middleton. Photo 2: Lisa Konicki, president…
Veteran fencer Tom Bush from Pawcatuck represented the Rhode Island Fencing Academy and Club in the over 40 age group, Veteran Men’s Epee, at a regional tournament held at the Ontario Convention Center in New York.He scored a third place bronze medal, fencing against 23 other athletes. He wo…
Joseph Nigrelli Sr., who will be honored Friday as the Dante Society of Westerly's 2023 Person of the Year, visited Washington D.C. with family and friends in 2017 on an "Honor Flight." He was accompanied by his son, Bill, on the visit, and they had the opportunity to meet with the late Sen.…