Gotta get out of the house? Unless you’re quarantined, we all do. Safely, of course.
All 44 of Aspetuck Land Trust’s trailed nature preserves are open; click here for details. Visitors are welcome. Please don’t park in the street; leave your dog at home — and keep your distance from others.
Enjoy — and take this “06880” challenge. When you’ve visited all 44, let us know. No cheating — proof required!
Several readers report that the early-morning “senior shopping hours” at Stop & Shop and Stew Leonard’s are being abused by a number of people “clearly not in their 60s or older.”
The hours are meant for people in that high-risk group to shop when crowds are lighter. “06880” urges all readers to play nice. We are all in this together.
Kudos to Westporter Jenna Brooke Purcell. She spent her day (carefully!) collecting extra face masks from private homes, and getting them to medical personnel, first responders, and others who need them most. (Hat tip: Frank Rosen and News12 Connecticut)
Norwalk Hospital has opened a drive-through collection site for pre-screened people suspected of having COVID-19. It’s in the parking lot by Stevens Street and Elmcrest Terrance.
It is not a testing site; it is a place to give a specimen sample for a test. Testing is done offsite. The collection site is only for people who meet all of the following criteria:
- Called the doctor’s office and had a consultation
- Based on symptoms and other information provided, the doctor ordered a test
- Scheduled appointment at the collection site.
For more information, click here.
A reader reports that her regular mammogram screening appointment was “pushed out” to June, by her radiology group. She is in a high-risk group, and is scrupulous about her testing regimen. She was told that postponing tests are “a directive from the state.”
She called her breast surgeon. He told her that was not true; the decision was made by her radiology group, and other radiology facilities have followed suit.
If any readers know of any breast cancer test sites that are open, please reply in the “Comments” section below.
Our Town Crier — Betsy Pollak’s awesome site for local goods, services and happenings — has posted a very comprehensive list of resources for kids and parents to do at home.
It includes arts and crafts, games and puzzles, baking, online educational games, science experiments, singing, stories, safe and educational sites for teens, indoor games and trivia. Click here, and enjoy!
Savannah Bee Company says: “It has been a tough decision to stay open downtown as well as to be one of the only holdouts in our neighborhood, but the call was made because of the remarkable healing properties of the products we carry. It is our hope that we can help our loyal customers in some way to stay as well as possible for as long as possible. We are open in Bedford Square from 12 to 5 p.m. for pre-paid curbside delivery until further notice.
“We offer a wide array of highly effective nutrient-rich products to help boost the body’s natural immunity during the health crisis. They include plant-based honey soaps, anti-oxidant rich Saw Palmetto and local New England honeys, fortifying bee pollen & royal jelly supplements, healing lotions and anti-bacterial and anti-microbial propolis throat spray.
Also open for business: Westport Hardware. They have curbside pickup — and they’re even quicker than Amazon!
Westport School of Music is offering online lessons. Adults, teenager and younger students are learning piano, violin, viola, cello, bass, flute and voice via Zoom, Skype and FaceTime. Click here for more information.
The Chess Club of Fairfield County — which runs all Westport elementary school programs — is offering a free online “intro to chess” course. It’s taught national master (and 3-time Connecticut champ) Ian Harris.
It’s for ages 8 – 13. Each session is 45 minutes, at 3 p.m. Space is limited. Click here to register.
This is a particularly difficult time for our homeless, hungry and vulnerable neighbors. Homes with Hope continues to need food for its pantry and meals. Click here for all details. To make a monetary donation, click here.
It’s been quite a week (and it’s only Thursday).
Need a drink? I sure do!
Fortunately, just about every liquor store in Westport is open. They’ve got curbside service and delivery too.
Call ahead for hours and details. Then raise a glass (or two)!