New Parks and Recreation rules!
As of today (June 13), doubles play will be allowed at the tennis courts at Longshore, Staples High School, Town Farm and Doubleday (behind Saugatuck Elementary School).
Also as of today, dogs will no longer be required to be on leash in the off-leash area of Winslow Park or other town property where dogs are allowed.
As of Wednesday (June 17), one pickleball court at Compo Beach will be open for singles play with restrictions. It’s first come, first serve.
Also as of Wednesday, both platform tennis courts at Longshore will be open for singles play with restrictions. Advanced reservations are required, and can be booked online 5 days in advance, or by calling the Longshore tennis office at 203-341-1180 2 days in advance. No walk-ups allowed!
Registration for Parks and Rec and Wakeman Town Farm summer programs begins Wednesday. To see programs and register, click here,
And in more Parks & Rec news: The Compo Beach bathrooms are open. They bear these signs:
Coming attraction: Movies in the Imperial Avenue parking lot.
A “drive-in theater” will be set up there this summer. The Remarkable Theater — the initiative employing men and women with disabilities — is behind the project, which got a unanimous go-ahead from the Board of Selectmen.
Four films will be shown on a 40-foot-wide screen over 2 weeks at the end of June, said Remarkable creative director Doug Tirola. Up to 80 cars can be accommodated in the lot, which during the day is both a commuter parking lot and the site of Thursday Farmers’ Markets.
Film titles and more details will be announced soon.
A pair of Norwalk food pantries — St. Philip’s and St. Vincent de Paul — feed 350 families a week. Both the families and the pantries are in desperate need of help.
Tomorrow (Sunday, June 14, 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.), the Knights of Columbus will conduct a “drive-through food drive.” The site is the Assumption Church parking lot (98 Riverside Avenue).
You don’t have to leave your vehicle. K of C members will pick up your donation from your trunk or back seat.
Food that is needed:
- Small bags of rice
- Small packets of pasta/macaroni
- Pasta sauce
- Bags of dried black beans
- Canned fruit
- Canned vegetables
- Peanut butter
- Vienna sausage – regular or chicken
- Cereal – oatmeal or cornflakes
- Powered milk
Checks are great too. Make them payable to Church of the Assumption; in the memo line, write “Food Drive.”
Staples High School and University of Southern California journalism student Becca Rawiszer recently interviewed Board of Education chair Candice Savin about where Westport schools go from here. Click here to download the Persona Interviews app to watch the full interview — and ask Savin a follow up question.
And finally … like Tacocat, we can dream, right?