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FINISH WITH THE EGRET

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Surfs up for the Surftown half marathon and 5k being held Sunday, September 14th at Misquamicut State Beach in Westerly, Rhode Island and Saltwater Farm is excited to once again be the Finish Line Sponsor.

Over the past several years, our staff has bonded over the shared experience of racing and we think it’s only natural that we team up with Hartford Marathon Foundation and Surftown to share the experience with the 2,000 plus runners who will participate in the race this year.

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Our Saltwater Farm family boasts some pretty fierce competitors, including marathoners Kayla, Kory and Mark (also owners, Michael and Merrily, who have both completed the New York City Marathon), and our resident fitness guru, team leader and Ironman, Patrick. As a staff we have participated in everything from Tough Mudders, half marathons and fun runs. Over the years it is these events that have definitely brought us closer, and as any of us will tell you, is a great reason to celebrate together.

surftown2Surftown is held in conjunction with Misquamicut Fallfest, which runs Friday, September 12th through Sunday the 14th and will have plenty of entertainment all weekend (more info on Fallfest here). So whether you are running or cheering, join us race day and share in the accomplishment of crossing the finish line!

Cheers all and we’ll see you at the finish,
JM

Register for Surftown half marathon and 5k here.

Check out some of our other fitness inspired posts here and here.

AUGUST INSTAWEEKEND

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Wedding season is in full swing and so is the tasting room. See below for a few favorites from the weekend. Remember to follow us on Instagram for inspiration, vineyard news and giveaways! Remember to use the hashtags below when you post so we can see what you are up to.

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Cannon Ball!

Screen Shot 2014-08-07 at 12.05.32 PMStonington’s Bicentennial Celebration

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Badass might not be the first word you would use to describe the Stonington Borough. This weekend however, Stonington Boro will celebrate a historical and prided (and kind of badass) anniversary. The Bicentennial of the Battle of Stonington celebrates Stonington Borough residents who successfully held off a heavily out-armed British naval squadron during the War of 1812.

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At the corner of Grand and Main, a lonely cannon ball stands mounted on stone, a reminder of the four day battle, which is also commemorated in Cannon Square across from the historic Ocean Bank building, and also a monument at the tip of Stonington Point.

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history_1This weekend, the boro will be host to all things battle, and although it might not be as badass as the events of that long weekend 200 years ago, it promises to be a spirited weekend, especially if you’re a bit of a history nut like myself. The celebration will include historical talks, tours, music and a parade on Sunday. For a full list of this weekends events, click here.

So pull out your red, white and blue, do a cannon ball, and raise a glass of wine (or maybe Stonington Glory Pilsner by local brewery Cottrell) and celebrate those brave Stonington Yankees who sent those British bullies packing.

Cheers to keeping history alive!

JM

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A special shout out to our friend Tim Love, who over the years has used the cannon balls as inspiration for his artwork (which is featured on the bicentennial T-shirts) and who was instrumental in coordinating all of the weekend’s events.