Season’s greetings dear friends and kind readers, and welcome back for another holiday visit here on the Front Porch where we’re still talking about last Wednesday's sensational Downtown Stroll! My goodness, it was just like that "Silver Bells" song with the busy sidewalks, "children laughin…

"The Originals," Marge Fusaro, left, and Rose Arnold, longtime employees of the original 84 High Street Café, were dubbed "The Queens of 84!" at last week's "20 Years of 84" celebration. (See Chatter column for more details.)

Acme Wire Products hosted a service awards luncheon in November at Go Fish Restaurant in Mystic, to recognize employees with 10 or more years of company service. Employees in attendance represented each of the company's very departments. A total of 444 years of service were represented. Spec…

Graduates of the Westerly High School class of 1948 enjoyed themselves sharing updates and reminiscences during their 70th reunion last August at the Venice in Misquamicut. In photo, from left, first row; Joan Shea, Jacqueline Hutcheon, Melissa Tucker, Eleanor Marsiglio, Rose Marie Grills, A…

A large contingent of local guests traveled to Sedona, Ariz. last month for the wedding of Jason Croteau and Rachel Miller. Jason, who was the captain of the boys' soccer team during his senior year at Westerly High School, is a son of John and Carol Croteau of Westerly.  Rachel is a daughte…

State Street School Feinstein Jr. Scholars, including Hallie, pictured here, once again joined Dr. Torbett and her staff at Crestview Dental Associates for the annual Treats for Troops campaign. Treats for Troops is a Halloween candy collection program in which local dental offices and other…

Say hello to Buster Brown, an 8-year-old lab-terrier mix who has lived at the Westerly Animal Shelter since mid October and would love to find a home. Erika Lebling, the director of the Town of Westerly Animal Shelter reports that Buster is "an absolute delight!" He has the "sweetest deep br…

Seasons' greetings dear friends and kind readers... and all of a sudden it's December! Time for mistletoe and holly and to visit the many splendiferous Christmas displays around town. The darkest days may be upon us, but so are the many delightful light shows, beginning of course, with one o…