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COVID-19 Roundup: Bank Of America, Bottles And Cans, Library, Yoga, Lax Food Drive And More


Bank of America’s 3 Westport locations — downtown, between Starbucks and the Maserati dealership, and on the Southport line — are closed until further notice.

The nearest open BOA location is 578 Westport Avenue, just over the Norwalk border.


The Westport Library’s doors are closed. But its online presence has never been more active.

Staffers are adding new resources all the time. Digital content, programming, resources, exhibits — you name it, it’s all there. Click here to “enter” the library.

It’s “virtually” the same as being there!


For more than 6 years, Westport writer/director Chris Bolan has been working on a Netflix Original movie. It’s about Terry Donahue and Pat Henschel, 2 women who fell in love in 1947. They kept their relationship a secret for over 6 decades.

Their remarkable journey — and eventual decision to come out late in life — forms the basis of “A Secret Love.” Bolan is Donahue’s great-nephew.

He says, “Given the world we currently live in and the amount of uncertainty, fear and upheaval we all face, uplifting stories like this have never been more important. We could all use a love story like this right now.”

Click on the trailer below. Then be sure to watch the entire film next week!


At this point in the year, the Staples High School boys lacrosse team should be deep into their season: playing games, hosting car washes, giving fans something to cheer about.

They can’t do any of that. But they are still coming together as a team, to support their community.

They’ve organized a food drive to collect non-perishable items and cleaning supplies for Homes with Hope’s food pantry. It runs from today through next Tuesday (April 28).

Items can be dropped off at 199 Bayberry Lane. No glass, please! Questions? Email bhoward0222@gmail.com.

From left: senior Ben Howard, Livy Howard and sophomore Charlie Howard.


Richard Jaffe writes: “I’m not going to bring back my ever-growing mountain of returnable bottles and cans any time soon.

“Is there a group out there that will safely return them and collect the deposit money, hopefully for one of the many not-for-profits trying to help (like our very own Westport Department of Human Services)?

“What does $10, $30 or $100 per household add up to? Something meaningful.”

If you or your organization “can” take those returnables off Richard’s hands — to donate to a worthy cause — click “Comments” below. And if others have bottles and cans they’d like to donate, add your name too.


Like a number of other instructors, Paula Schooler has moved her weekly yoga therapy classes online. She’ll teach Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 a.m., Wednesdays at 2 p.m., beginning next week.

As a show of appreciation for front line personnel, Paula will donate $5 from the suggested donation of $15 per class to the American Nurses Association’s local chapter.

She’s also working with Miggs Burroughs on a design for t-shirts with one of the best slogans ever: “NamaSTAY@OM.” That’s so good, on so many levels.

To register or for more information, call 203-226-6465, or email stringofpearls36@aol.com.


And finally … what better way to end another week of isolation than with a little Survivor?

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