This Is My 10,000th Post On “06880”

It’s not a very good one, is it?

 (Photo by Katherine Hooper)

76 responses to “This Is My 10,000th Post On “06880”

  1. Maryann Bovich

    10,000. Amazing. Thanks Dan Woog!

  2. Mazel Tov!

  3. Dan, congratulations, and my hope is you have 10,000 more.

  4. Mickey Herbst

    10,000 posts, that’s amazing. I don’t think I’ve read them all but I’m glad to read most of them and keep informed about the Westport community. You are providing a terrific service to this town with your humor, good judgment and integrity. Thank you so much.

  5. Teri Inzerra

    Congratulations, enjoyed every one!

  6. Elaine Marino

    Wow!! 10,000 posts! Congratulations, and thank you so much for the “labor of love” you provide for our community.

  7. Bonnie Erickson

    I love it! Congratulations!

  8. Well done, Dan Woog!

  9. Rick Redniss

    Amazing feat. Malcolm Gladwell says you are now a real expert!

  10. Dianne Quagliariello

    It’s all about the others that came before!😉 Thanks for all you do!

  11. Vanessa Bradford

    As always Dan, you rock!!

  12. Dennis Jackson

    It’s surely worthy, Dan!

    Sent from DJ iPhone


  13. Way cool! And this post looks great

  14. Matthew Mandell


  15. Doris Skutch

    Congratulations 🎉!

  16. Ian O'Malley

    So enjoy this blog and your efforts Dan.
    Keep up the great work and here’s to your next 10K!

  17. Norbie Longman

    Thanks, Dan!

  18. Wendy McKeon

    Dan…Thank you for keeping our community enlightened! 10,000…Wow!
    Keep up the good work…

  19. Westport’s Most Interesting Man‼️

    10+ years running or since Arnie Kaye😂

  20. Suzanne Sherman Propp


  21. David Harrison

    Here’s to 10,000 more— for you to write…and for us to be around to read and view.
    David and Marianne

  22. Michael Calise

    I wish you a post for every grain of sand at Compo!

  23. Congratulations, Dan. You are truly The Voice of Westport!

  24. A. David Wunsch

    Thanks for doing it. And I wish you many more years.
    ADW Staples 1956

  25. Alexandra Woods

    Hi there Dan! Big fan of 06880 here , albeit a quiet fan until now 🙂 How bout that storm, eh!? Thought we’d share our view of the madness that just blew through town from our impromptu late lunch spot at Arezzo! Rather magical little view of our special wee town 🙂

    Of course , we couldn’t have that thought though without simultaneously wishing and praying that everyone out there on the road , or caught out in the storm in another way was able to take cover and stay safe and sound !!! Prayers to all 🙏

    Xoxo Ali & Kevin Woods of Coleytown

  26. Way to go, Dan! You provide such a remarkably useful service to our community! Heartfelt thanks, Frank Basler

  27. Thanks to all for the very kind words! Now, if my power just comes back in a reasonable amount of time, I’ll be even happier!

  28. Caryl Beatus


  29. Tracy Damianos

    👍 Thank u 4 all u do!!

    Sent from my iPhone


  30. 10,000 is truly a stunning achievement, Dan, requiring self-discipline, fortitude and raw talent that I fear I could never muster. You are my small-town journalistic hero! But I still like Maggie Haberman better on CNN and in the NYT.

  31. Nancy Powers Conklin

    Congratulations, Dad! 10,000 is a lot of words! You have done a fantastic job and I, for one, really appreciate all that you do for the 06880 community! Thank you!

  32. Congratulations! Keep up the good work!

  33. J.W. Kaempfer, Jr

    Tell Malcolm Gladwell.

  34. Adam Vengrow


  35. And to think that you shared this momentous day with your former Staples teammates and you didn’t even mention this at our mini-reunion lunch! We would have toasted you!

  36. Congratulations Dan! Always a pleasure knowing you are there.

  37. Athena Ploumis Bradley

    When I first moved to Westport I was feeling quite Home Sick! Not a good feeling. Then I discovered your wonderful column and began settling in.
    Thank You, Mr. Dan!

  38. Keep up the great work Dan, I look forward to your column every day just like 10,000 other people. Thanks!

  39. Rebecca Mace


  40. Louise W Demakis

    Fantastic! And tonight will be 10,001.

  41. Hedi Lieberman

    Love every one!

  42. Laurie Crouse

    Amazing milestone. Hoping for 10,000 more !

  43. Bonnie Bradley

    Wow, Dan! I agree 100% with all the accolades above. You’ve enriched my life and given me a remarkable insight into the past and present of Westport. And you are the kindest and most level-headed person I’ve ever known. What a delight! Hip, hip, HURRAY! ❤️

  44. Margaret Rynshall

    Very Well Done, Dan Woog! Would you have ever thought you would reach this number? We appreciate every single one! Please keep going!

  45. Mary Lou Cookman Schmerker

    I’ve tried to respond with accolades twice and due to computer glitches had them disappear……my bad and nothing to do with you or your blog.If I get this one right I’ll post my “real thanks”. next.

  46. 10,003 and counting thank yous. You are the greatest.

  47. Mary Lou Cookman Schmerker

    O.K. That worked. Thank you for all you do for us and for Westport. 06880 had been wonderful for me. You have enabled me to realize several dreams. In August 2017 when I was a new subscriber you had a post about John Suggs and reuniting adoptees with their birth families. I had dreamed for more than 60 years of returning a baby cup to its rightful owner. My grandmother trusted me with the cup which belonged to the granddaughter of a friend who was adopted. 06880 put me in contact with John Suggs who found the adoptee and the baby cup was returned. About the same time 06880 featured a teacher at Greens Farms Academy and through Greens Farms I was able to return a small devotional book to the family of another of my grandmother’s friends. But 06880 and Dan was not through with enriching my life. 06880 put me in touch with the younger sisters of my best friend at Staples who sadly died before our Junior year. There is still more! A post about Saugatuck Congregational Church caused me to mention my grandmother’s time as organist and Buell Neidlinger commented that she was an inspiration to him in his extraordinary career. This does not even get close to mentioning keeping up with the “Bridge Street Bridge” activity or the beautiful meadow turned waste dump at Baron’s. So, here is my challenge. Just think what might happen if the almost 10,000 of us who follow 06880 sent Dan an anniversary gift of just $10.00? My check will be in the mail tomorrow! Thanks Dan. It is such a small word for all the information and good work you do to keep us together.

    • Wow – what an amazing post, Mary Lou. This is why I do what I do — to try to connect the Westport of the past with the present, and (hopefully) inspire the future. We (and I) don’t always get it right, but it’s not for lack of trying. This is a wonderful, amazing and beautiful town — in many ways beyond what we see or realize — and I am honored to be part of it. Thanks for being along on this journey. And thanks to for remembering Buell, another great friend I met through “06880.” Here’s to the next 10,000!

  48. Stacie Curran

    10,000 thanks to you Dan. I am 10,000 times grateful for your stories (and images) shared of Westport………and where we meet the world.

  49. Thoroughly enjoy your blog dan

    Thanks so much for your effort and all your stories!!

  50. Yes it is

    Sent from my iPhone

  51. Scott Broder

    Kudos and congratulations on 10,000 posts.
    Here’s wishing you continued success for the next 10,000 posts on 06880❗️✨

  52. Marcy Sansolo

    dan- i’ve liked every single one of your posts.
    including this one.
    thank you for sharing your gifts and for being you.

  53. Big congrats Dan

  54. You’re amazing!! Hearty congrats, Dan!

  55. Hi Dan, hope all is well. We haven’t seen you in awhile. Come visit us at EM’s so we can buy you a cup of our great coffee.

    Congrats on 10,000 posts!! I tried to do the math and figure out how many I’ve seen since moving to Westport last October. I think the number is around 1000 using an average of 3/day. Am I close?

    We hope to see you soon!



  56. Deb Holliday Kintigh

    CONGRATULATIONS, Dan, on this amazing milestone!
    I agree with the accolades cited above and urge every fan to reach for his/her checkbook and send some $$$ your way, albeit “off cycle”. Your contributions are enormous and I appreciate the daily opportunity to re-connect with the town of my youth. Simply put, you’re the BEST!!
    (Keep an eye on your mail ~)

  57. Thank you Dan! You are most appreciated!

  58. Audrey L. Hertzel

    Congrats Dan!!! Here’s to the next 10,000! You’re the bomb! 🙂

  59. Holy moly!!! Incredible dedication, love and talent, Dan!!! I’ve loved every day of your posts. Westport has changed a lot since I lived there but somehow it is also the same!!! Thank you!!+!

  60. Michael Elliot

    Dan, what can I say that has not already been said…..except that you are a fine wordsmith and the heart beat of this community. I love this town we grew up in and that you keep it so well connected. A day without “06880” is a day without……well you all know! Thanks for all you do!

  61. William Strittmatter

    Let me add my congratulations. 10,000 posts is a lot of work. All of it quality from what I’ve seen. But what are the other stats? How long did it take? How many posts/day?

    How many comments? I’m guessing somewhere around 200,000. Aside from the posts, that’s a lot of interesting conversations started.

    • Thanks, William. I started “06880” in March, 2009, and have never missed a day. So that’s 10 years and 5 months — averaging a bit over 3 a day, if I’m not mistaken.

      There have been 111,370 comments. Quite a lot. Thanks for asking!

  62. Alexandra Woods

    Thanks for reply Dan ! Bummer that the photos didn’t actually go through that day 🤦‍♀️🤷‍♀️ Oh well!! Giving Resending a try below… if it doesn’t work don’t worry about it! Next time! Xx Ali

  63. Michele Smolen

    Dan, 10,000 thankful reasons for still keeping this ex-Westporter a ‘currant’