If you are looking for a local outing that takes in some sun while relaxing along bayside cliffs with winds off the Atlantic Ocean — and offering a small mix of history in a museum tour — Beavertail Lighthouse ranks at the top of the list.
It is an iconic lighthouse — one of the 21 still found in Rhode Island. The quaint old structure has a claim to fame as the third oldest in the United States. Remnants can even be found of the original 1749 light that guided mariners as they approached the Beavertail peninsula in on Jamestown.
Summer is a time of celebration. It marks the end of another school year, brings with it long-awaited vacations and the sunny weather brightens people’s spirits. This summer also marks the end of more than a year of isolation, uncertainty and hardship. If there was ever a time worthy of celebration, summer 2021 is it.
Rhode Island is rich with the spirit of summertime — South County truly comes alive as people from all over the country are called back to the shores of the Ocean State to savor time in the sun with their loved ones. Now more than ever, “there is excitement to get together with friends and family and resume activities that were missed,” said Kristin Urbach, Executive Director of the North Kingstown Chamber of Commerce.
It’s been a quiet year at The Contemporary Theater Company, but this summer that is going to change. With shows up to six nights a week on their outdoor patio, The Contemporary Theater Company is living up to their motto of “here to play.”
After a one-year hiatus due to the coronavirus pandemic, the Wakefield Village Association recently announced the rekindling of the Wakefield RiverFire summer event series. The first lighting will begin on June 24 from 6 to 10 p.m. on the Saugatucket River in historic, downtown Wakefield. The event continues every Thursday evening until Aug. 19.
On a cold morning in late April, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service biologist Maureen Durkin watches as a team of four co-workers test their skills at rapidly building a wire mesh “exclosure” on Moonstone Beach in South Kingstown. The six-foot, circular structure is designed to be put around a piping plover nest to allow the sand-colored birds access to their eggs while keeping predators away.
The last year of isolation left many people feeling cooped up and longing for a breath of fresh air. One local couple used that isolation to take an activity they already loved a step further. Steven Pinch and his wife Karen have always been physically active, but they decided to use the past year as an opportunity to really embrace hiking on many of South County’s trails. To them the benefits were obvious, hiking trails not only have much better scenery than a neighborhood walk, but you also do not have cars to contend with and the chance of encountering another person is typically lower.
They say you never get a second chance to make a first impression and for Becca Cavanagh and Ryan Walsh, when it came time to find a venue for their May, 2021 wedding, there was only one place they had in mind: The Towers in Narragansett.