A pair of Staples High School juniors want to make sure that children in the hospital are not forgotten during the pandemic. They created Mailed With Love — a service that collects cards and drawings from families around Westport, for kids at at Yale New Haven Hospital.
Everyone can make cards and drawings. Follow @mailed.with.love on Instagram for details, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jane Malakoff is one of many Westporters who support their favorite restaurants during the pandemic. Every Saturday she orders dinner from Bistro du Soleil, on Riverside Avenue near the train station.
“Bistro is a small family owned restaurant, and perhaps off everyone’s radar,” Jane says. “Maria’s delicious dinners are my treat for the week. Only she, her husband and mother are in the restaurant.”
As restaurants across the state slowly open up, it’s good to remember that’s only part of the equation. With 50% capacity and outdoor dining only, many will still rely on curbside takeout and delivery.
Remember too to order delivery direct from the restaurant’s website, if offered. Third-party services like Grubhub take a large chunk of change from the order.
The Westport Library remains closed — though its online offerings are plentiful and busy.
Still, if you prefer the pleasures of an actual dead-tree book, the funky “Little Free Library” on Otter Trail off Imperial Avenue is open.
The selections are a lot more limited than the downtown library. On the other hand, you don’t have to worry about social distancing.
PS: Note the sign: “Take a book. Share a book.” Donations welcome!
As of today, CVS is back open 24 hours (store only). Pharmacy hours are 8 a.m. to 11 p.m. weekdays, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m weekends.
And finally … as we see glimmers of light at the end of the tunnel, Fontella Bass’ plea may be answered!