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Blonde Ale Helps to Bring Misquamicut Beach Back

Blonde Ale’s new logo tells a Sandy story.

Blonde Ale’s new logo tells a Sandy story.

by John Stratton

Every tasty sip will put some of Sandy’s sand back in place—on the beach where it belongs.

Grey Sail Brewing of Rhode Island is introducing a new beer to show its support of the Bring Back the Beach fundraising effort of the Greater Westerly-Pawcatuck Area Chamber of Commerce.

“Bring Back the Beach Blonde Ale” is available at local pubs and liquor stores starting February 15, and 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to the Greater Westerly Chamber Foundation for its small-business-recovery grant program.
The ale will also be donated and served at the February 23 “Black & White Masquerade” at the Ocean House, an event that is a fundraiser for the same cause; 500 people will attend. Food stations, music by High Definition, and a silent and live auction are also being devoted to Bring Back the Beach.

The 27 devastated small businesses affected by Hurricane Sandy motivated head brewer Josh Letourneau and brewery owners Jennifer and Alan Brinton to conceive the blonde ale idea and they proposed it to executive director Lisa Konicki at the Chamber.  Josh then created a special beer that captures the essence of summer.  The distributor, McLaughlin & Moran, Yankee Schooner, and Brewer’s Supply donated materials and support to the project.

“We are really excited to present this new beer to the community, and happy that we have found a way to help generate support for the businesses in Misquamicut,” said Jen Brinton.

The Chamber’s Lisa Konicki adds that, “We are so grateful for the creativity and generosity of Grey Sail Brewing.  They themselves are a very small, and young business, and this demonstration of caring for their neighbors is truly inspirational.  This is one of the most exciting components of our entire fundraising campaign and I know that the community is going to embrace this product.”

To date, the Greater Westerly Chamber Foundation has raised and distributed over $170,000 in grant funds to 27 Misquamicut businesses devastated by hurricane Sandy.  The goal is to raise $400,000 and to have every business fully operational by Memorial Day weekend.

Restaurant Write-up: Fisherman

New Winter Menu
December 8, 2012

Ocean to table from day one!

One of the newer culinary trends is to identify the sources of the products that are served in many restaurants today. Our chef has built long term relationships over the years with some of the highest quality vendors available. We’ve always cared!

Arguably, the world’s finest scallops come from nearby Stonington; the Bomster family has been harvesting this consistently superior product for generations now. Stop in at the Stonington town dock and you can buy their scallops and see the boats that landed them at the same time!

We have sources in Point Judith Rhode Island and Northern Maine that are simply the best. Codfish or fluke? We can make a call and find out the name of the boat that landed it, where they fished and maybe even the captain’s name; how’s that for source?

For our meats we rely on custom cut butchers from the very top of the line vendors; this means proper, sanitary and safe food service for our customers with fantastic quality.

We love to do interesting and eclectic salads and accompaniments and our produce comes from a vendor that you will only see at the very best quality restaurants and local farms are supported.

We are here for you our guests with the freshest and the best!

See great pictures of what we do
on facebook at the Fisherman Restaurant of Noank


Dear Neighbor: Comfortable, Convenient, and Affordable Rides to Foxboro

Dear Neighbor of Southeastern Connecticut and Southern Rhode Island…

Rhode Island Governor Lincoln D. Chafee

This past September, I was proud to join with the Rhode Island Department of Transportation (RIDOT) and the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) to announce an exciting new transportation service to make it easier for New Englanders to watch their beloved Patriots live and in-person: game-day trains from T.F. Green Airport’s Interlink facility in Warwick, RI to Foxboro, MA. For just $15 roundtrip, Pats fans can make the quick car ride to Warwick, park affordably and securely, and travel worry-free on to Foxboro via MBTA trains.

This is just one of the many exciting steps being taken to maximize the travel opportunities available in Warwick’s Station District. With its close proximity to I-95, this area of Warwick has quickly become a highly concentrated transportation hub. And with this latest addition of train service to Patriots games in Foxboro, travel through Rhode Island and beyond is now more efficient and affordable, wherever your destination may be.

Patriots fans looking to avoid traffic, park hassle-free, and take advantage of predictable travel time when making their way to and from the home games are encouraged to utilize this new train service for the remaining home games this season. For more information and schedules, please visit www.mbta.com.

Best wishes,

Lincoln D. Chafee
Governor, RI

Help Rose Island Lighthouse

compliments of John Holder

JELD-WEN is demonstrating the reliability of their windows and doors – even in the most extreme conditions – by helping restore some of the nation’s most reliable landmarks wit

h the JELD-WEN® Reliable Lighthouse Restoration Initiative. The results were dramatic for their first three projects, the Umpqua River Lighthouse in Oregon, the Thomas Point Shoal Lighthouse in Maryland, and the Wind Point Lighthouse in Wisconsin. Now JELD-WEN is searching for the next reliable lighthouse in need of new windows and doors. Our local Rose Island Lighthouse in Newport, RI made it into the final 12!

A mile offshore, beyond the reach of Newport’s utility lines and services, the Rose Island Lighthouse stands as an independent, energy-efficient building that was home to keepers and their families for over a hundred years.

After the Newport Bridge was built, the Light Station was abandoned. For the next 14 years it fell victim to scavengers, vandals and the weather. In 1984 volunteers of the Rose Island Lighthouse Foundation (RILF) cleaned out and restored it to its 1912 appearance, installing environmentally sensitive, new (but not necessarily modern) utilities for electricity, water, sewer, and heat.

On August 7, 1993, after the funds were raised to pay all the restoration bills, the beacon was joyously relit. Rose Island Lighthouse is once again listed on today’s charts as a private aid to navigation. It is one of only a few operating lighthouses maintained by working vacationers who sign on for a week at a time as part of its environmental education program. The Lighthouse is also listed in the National Register of Historic Places.

Visitors of all ages can learn about the Lighthouse’s history and can experience, first-hand, the keeper’s self-sufficient, resourceful way of life – learning that lasts a lifetime.

To vote for the lighthouse that you think most deserves to win new JELD-WEN windows and doors, visit http://www.jeld-wen.com/lighthouse/index_vote.cfm