Miggs Is The Man

Miggs Burroughs is a Westport icon.

A Staples grad who returned here after college — and a trip to England during the Carnaby Street years that resulted in some fantastic Beatles-related adventures — he quickly became Westport’s pro bono/major macher/go-to graphic artist/birdhouse maker/flag creator/postage stamp designer/author/ inventor/painter/donor to every project, cause and fundraiser known to man or woman.

On Thursday, May 22, he becomes a tunnel rehabilitator too.

But before that — this Saturday (May 17, 4-6 p.m.) — Miggs will be honored for his many contributions to Westport. The site is a historic 1739 home, at 178 Cross Highway.

No, Miggs is not moving. Nor is he terminally ill. It’s just a chance for one organization he’s helped to say “thanks.”

Save Westport Now is doing the honors. But it could have been any one of dozens others.

Because all of us who live in Westport — whether we know him or not — have reason to honor Miggs Burroughs for all he has done, for all of us.

Plus, he has great hair.

Miggs Burroughs

Miggs Burroughs

The tribute to Miggs is free — and there will be cocktails and hors d’oeuvres — but reservations are required. For more information, or to snag a spot, call 203-226-5630.

10 responses to “Miggs Is The Man

  1. The Westport Downtown Merchants Association congratulates Miggs on this well-deserved honor.
    Miggs has been generous, helpful, and patient with the WDMA. (That tunnel project took a looong time!) He has given his time, energy, and creativity on various WDMA projects, and we are grateful to have this wonderful Westporter give so selflessly.
    Thanks, Miggs!

  2. Tom Feeley

    Hey Miggs !
    Well done, my friend. You deserve all the accolades. 🙂

  3. Doug Conner

    I know his birth name is Martin. (Look it up in Staples ’63 yearbook). I wonder how he became “Miggs”?

    Way to go, Miggs!

  4. Bobbie Herman

    Can’t think of anyone more deserving.

  5. Hooray for Miggs. He is a Westport treasure. Thanks for always being there for all of us.!

  6. Wally Woods

    Miggs, my man, you more than deserve all these honors. Where would almost every organization in Westport be today without your intense personal and artistic involvement in them? Denise and I send you our very best from up here in Westbrook.

  7. pambarkentin

    Thanks for the heads up, Dan. I will try to be there for one of our town heroes, Miggs! Pam Blackburn (Ehrenburg)

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  8. Sally Campbell Palmer

    Congratulations Miggs. Have known since you were a kid that you are special!

  9. Morley Boyd

    Miggs, you were there when I was really in a pinch and you saved my bacon, thanks buddy and thanks for all you’ve done for this town. I told someone you deserve a parade, but I guess drinking is OK too…see you then.

  10. Audrey Klein

    Woody and I would be delighted to attend to honor Miggs.
    Thank you.