by Alexis Ann
Shout it out from every town: Southeastern CT and Southern RI -our gorgeous region is the place! Our tourism opportunities aren’t limited to summer. While enjoying the Andrea Hotel’s patio after a 4-mile walk and swim on Misquamicut Beach, last weekend, I was convinced of two things: global warming is in effect and our shoulder tourism season is growing. Swimming is on my agenda for this weekend, as well. The water is still warm enough and jellyfish-free. Go see for yourself…indulge in fun on the beach, still!
Before going to the beach on Sunday in an attempt to take a break from work and to exercise off the excess calories consumed from the fabulous Food & Wine Festival hosted by Foxwoods Resort Casino, our Barbara Reed Collins, associate editor and I spent a full day and evening tasting gourmet foods and wonderful wines. Experience what we did on pages 6 and 7.
Learn some intriguing history about a wine from South Africa, the reason why Lidia Bastianich was a favorite interview for the Resident, and what Foxwoods President John O’Brien liked most about this spectacular event – a gift of $75,000 donated to Johnson & Wales. All is in the spread on pages 6 and 7.
Roger Zotti tells the story of the value of imagination, page 4, and how Anna Troiano of Mystic, takes that story even further in her book, “Mystical MerFairies.”
A couple of fun events coming up and sponsored by the Resident: Groton’s annual “Fall Festival” is set for Saturday, Oct. 6, in the Poquonnock Plains Park. Get all the details, page 23.
The most popular haunted hayride in our two-state region begins on October 18th. Hats off to the Old SayBrook Fire Department and all those volunteers who host this spectacular event on page 15.
Put your hands together for Gertrude and Joseph Wisnieski of Greentree Manor, page 12. Still dancing after 75 years of marital bliss.
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