Roundup: Cupcakes; Teens’ Filmmaking Camp; Teens Drive; More

A Westport family wants to honor Staples High School’s Class of 2020 graduates. Fortunately, they live along the route that seniors will take tomorrow, as they drive from Long Lots Elementary School to the ceremony.

They’ve baked enough nut-free cupcakes for every grad. They’ll give them away — masked and gloved! — at 36 Hyde Lane, right before the turn on to Long Lots Road.

Fresh Market, Stop & Shop, Garelick & Herbs and Planet Pizza generously donated all ingredients.

Each cupcake will have a tag with information on how to make a donation to Westport Human Services, to support local residents in need. It’s not required — but as this family pays it forward, it’s one way for our great new graduates to do the same.

National Geographic explorer and Emmy Award-winning documentary filmmaker Mick Davie‘s presentation at the Westport Library last winter was a smash.

Now he’s back — COVID-style. He’s organized a virtual filmmaking camp for teenagers. The focus is on personal storytelling.

The 5-week program includes 3 two-hour online workshops each week; personal 1-on-1 virtual sessions with Mick, and additional instruction on editing and technical issues with experts in film and TV.

Working in teams of 2 and 3, students will learn all aspects of filmmaking. Their finished product — a short documentary — will be uploaded to the Library’s YouTube channel.

This fall, the Library hosts a Film Festival. At that point — fingers crossed — they’ll all meet in person.

For information on the film-making camp, click hereBONUS NEWS: The library is also planning a camp for 4th-8th graders. Details will be announced soon.

Like many businesses, Fresh Green Light Driving School is reopening.

In addition to continuing to offer online classes all summer, they start limited in-car driving lessons on June 20.  

They’ll work through a 90-day backlog of canceled lessons. New students will begin online, then eventually hit the road.

Connecticut is certainly not Georgia. Earlier in the pandemic, the Peach State allowed teenagers to get a provisional permit without a road test. Yee-haw!

And finally … this is both great wisdom, and one of the greatest live performances of all time:


3 responses to “Roundup: Cupcakes; Teens’ Filmmaking Camp; Teens Drive; More

  1. How can we find out the route of tomorrow’s graduation convoy? My neighbors and I would like to gather curbside to cheer them on. Dan, maybe you can put out the word?

  2. Thanks Dan – loved the Yee Haw!

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