we went…we conquered…we returned, and we go again!

Last weekend we were in Tiverton and had a great time. Big hello to all our new friends. A bigger hello and shout out to old friends who came out see us and say HELLO.  An even BIGGER thanks to our helpers for the day, Eleanor, Judy and Sue!
Tiverton is one of the nicest places on earth – I always love going there…Special Thanks to Julie for running the festival. This was the 25th annual Arts and Artisan Festival – we are already looking forward to partaking in the 26th!

Well, that was then, and we are busy with the NOW! This coming weekend we will be in beautiful Charlestown RI with the 2nd annual SeaStar Marketplace!

Arts, fine crafts, and antiques will be front and center on Saturday, July 28, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p. m. at the Second Annual Sea Star Marketplace in Ninigret Park. The rain date is July 29 (but we are predicting sun).

On July 28, the large, grassy field next to the Frosty Drew Nature Center & Observatory will be filled with exhibitors’ tents as we celebrate the arts. Photographs, paintings, handcrafted jewelry, pottery, cast and blown glass vessels, woodworking, shell creations, garden accessories, tilework, copper ountains, t-shirts, and antique duck decoys are some of the items that will be on display and for sale.

Visitors will be enticed to take a break from their searches to enjoy a tour of the Universe in the Sky Theatre. Entitled “Where Are We? Our Place in the Universe” Dr. Giovanni Fazio, Senior Physicist at the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics, will begin at our planet Earth, travel through our Solar System and Galaxy, and end at the edge of the known Universe—a most beautiful and fascinating journey with lots of surprises that will entertain youngsters as well as adults.

Then, did you ever want to learn how to do a fish print? Come to see, and you may be selected to try it. Are you interested in observing the sun? Frosty Drew astronomers will have sunspotters available and will give tours of the Observatory. Children can get their faces painted and participate in other

Do not forget the food. There will be lobster rolls, clams, oysters, shrimp from the Matunuck Oyster Bar, barbecue, and other food, including ice cream and strawberry shortcakes.

Finally, there will be live music with Mike Bussey, Heather Maloney, John Varadian, and others, throughout the day.



and we are off again