Westporters are used to seeing our town pop up in stories about things to do and see in the tri-state area.
But WCVB-TV — a Boston station whose viewers usually head to places like Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Lake Winnipesaukee — featured us in its recent “A Tank Away” series on cool spots to see.
Like a teenager, we’re always concerned with what other people think of us. Here’s how we look on Boston TV.
Westport, it seems, is a place with “celebrity status, elegant neighborhoods and an expensive [or ‘expansive’] public beach, the arts, and an immaculately groomed town center lined with restaurants and shops.”
Our history is “very bohemian,” says interviewee (and Westport Historical Society director) Ramin Ganeshram.
Compo Beach and marina are a 29-acre “park.” Historical properties are “a-plenty.” The Historical Society itself is “a gathering place for the public.”
The Westport Country Playhouse gets a shout-out. So does Earthplace (with a tangent about chinchillas) and DownUnder (especially its “Paddle With Your Dog” program).
“Nature has a starring role” in Westport, Bostonians learn.
And — oh yes — we have “watery wonders.”
You can catch the entire 5 minute-plus feature on WCVB’s website.
Where the subhead is: “Paul Newman was a fan – how much more motivation do we need. We’re off to Westport, Connecticut, a mix of beach town and bohemia that’s worth a trip.”
(Hat tip: Bob Mitchell)