COVID Roundup: Library’s Phase 1; Westport Masks; Co-Working; More


The good news: The Westport Library is not charging you for all those books, DVDs and other materials you borrowed right before COVID-19, and have been unable to return.

The better news: The library is almost ready to pick them up.

It’s Phase 1 of their multi-step process to reopen. Details — including dates — will be announced soon on the library website, and through their newsletter and social media channels.

Though the building is closed, digital resources — including e-books, audiobooks, streaming music and movies, story times with favorite librarians, author talks and more — are available 24/7.


Joe Biden wears a black mask. Many of us wear whatever we can find. Donald Trump does not wear one at all.

But if all of us — including the president — want to look really cool, we’d wear a Westport mask. You know — one with a map showing the Saugatuck River and Long Island Sound.

They’re 3 layers strong — 2 of cotton, 1 poly — with elastic loops for the ears. The price is $21.99 each, and they’re available through the Savvy + Grace website. The Main Street store is open Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. for no- contact, curbside pickup. They also offer shipping.

Wear your Westport mask with pride! Shop local! And if you — or President Trump — need even more convincing, there’s this: Savvy + Grace’s masks are made right here in the USA.


Of all the businesses to open in Westport a month before COVID-19 struck, you’d think the least lucky would be Serendipity Labs.

It’s a co-working space. These days, the only office chatter is about how to keep people away from one.

But the folks who run the newly renovated, 23,000-square foot flexible workspace — with private offices, customizable team rooms and suites, plus meeting and event space at 55 Post Road West — want residents to know that as you get ready to leave your new office (aka “home”), they understand your concerns. They’ve got you covered.

Serendipity Labs’ “Workplace Transition Program” offers contact-less check-in and “continuous cleaning protocols.” There is “proper ventilation and air flow in all offices and common areas.” And, they claim, their workspace provides “60% more space per person than the competition.”

Private desks start at $299 a month. Drop-in plans begin at $49 a day. For more information, click here or call 203-293-0035.


And finally … like (hopefully) many of us, former Westporter Johnny Winter is “still alive and well.”

Well, at least the song is. He died in 2014.

6 responses to “COVID Roundup: Library’s Phase 1; Westport Masks; Co-Working; More

  1. Dan. Johnny Winter was a Westport resident?!?!? That’s news to me. Please devote a blog to the back story on this one.

  2. John D. McCarthy

    They sold out within 20 minutes of Dan’s post. They probably could have charged a higher price. And they also do sell lower-priced masks.

    • John D. McCarthy

      This was in response to a now-deleted comment which complained about the high price of the Westport masks.

  3. I saw Johnny Winter warm up for the Greg Allman band in Orono , ME over 30 years ago. Entertaining