Westerly Sun Podcast

You’re listening to the Westerly Sun’s podcast, where we talk about the best local events, new job postings, obituaries, and more.

First, a bit of Rhode Island history. Today’s history update is brought to you by Perennial.

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Now for some history. The White Horse Tavern in Newport opened in 1673. It advertised its offerings with a sign depicting a white steed, the universal symbol for a public house. More than three centuries later, the White Horse still stands, and is the oldest operating tavern in the United States. Have you been? Let us know! And don’t forget to tune in tomorrow for more Rhode Island history.


Now for some events. We’ve all spent a lot of time indoors lately, but there are plenty of safe activities popping up all around our community.

First up, The Ocean House is hosting Movies & BBQ on the Beach, and tonight’s movie is one of our favorites, Thor. The event starts at 7:30 p.m., Enjoy dinner and a show on Ocean House’s private beach.


Also, for those of you that plan ahead, the drive-In will become a concert venue on Saturday July 25th as the one and only BILLY GILMAN will be here to perform.  The event is presented by the Misquamicut Business Association. The main lot is sold out already, but there are tickets for the second overflow lot being sold on Eventbrite.com.



The job market is more difficult to navigate than we can remember, so we’re excited to tell you about new job listings every day. Today’s Job posting comes from one of our favorite local spots, The Ocean House. They’re hiring dishwashers for the summer for day and evening shifts. You can apply on indeed.com.

Today we’re remembering the life of Robert Edward Ellis of Stonington Connecticut,  the devoted husband of Judith. Robert was a direct descendent of the Mayflower passenger Stephen Hopkins, and abolitionist Jonathan Walker, the subject of John Greenleaf Whittier's poem, "The Branded Hand." Ellis was raised in Massachusetts and graduated from Tabor Academy. He joined the U.S. Navy in 1955 and retired after 38 years of active duty. Ellis's decorations include two Legions of Merit, Bronze Star with Combat "V", for valor in Vietnam, and numerous other personal and unit rewards. Affectionately known as "Captain Bob," he made many anonymous donations of his time and money. He delivered Meals On Wheels for many years in the local area, and also was a driver for the Cancer Society taking people to their treatments. He was an avid fan of the old Boston Braves and Boston Red Sox. Captain Bob was an incredible member of the community, and someone we’ll always remember. Thank you for taking a moment today to think about Robert, his family, and to celebrate his life.


That’s it for today, we’ll be back next time with more! Also, remember to check out our sponsor Perennial, Daily Gut & Brain, available at the CVS on Main St. in Wakefield!

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