Roundup: Slice Canceled; Live Music Returns; More


The latest victim of the coronavirus: Slice of Saugatuck.

The Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce has canceled the annual event, planned for September 12. The food tasting and retail experience draws thousands of people to Saugatuck each fall. There’s music and kids’ activities too.

The announcement is a disappointment to festival-goers, restaurants and shops — and Homes with Hope, which benefits each year from the proceeds.

Hungry for live music? Hungry period?

Head to the Milestone in Georgetown this Saturday (July 25, 7:30 p.m.). There’s an “old school music variety show,” featuring Aztec Two-Step and the Old School Revue with the Saugatuck Horns, plus surprise guest artists.

The large patio offers plenty of space for social distancing. But — as it always does — great music draws everyone together.

There’s not even a cover charge!

Westport was well represented in this year’s Connecticut Entrepreneur Awards.

Sarah Deren of Experience Camps took home first place in the “Entrepreneur of the Year: Scaling Company” category, while Mark Mathias won in the “Community Favorite — Entrepreneur — Social Good” division for his work with Remarkable STEAM.

Mathias also earned honorable mention in the “Judged — Entrepreneur — Social Good” category.

Remarkable STEAM received honorable mention in the “Community Favorites – Event” category, for producing Maker Faire Westport.

Traffic has picked up lately — though it’s still lighter than pre-COVID levels.

Nevertheless, this sight on Morningside Drive South is one you don’t see too often here. The riders are Greens Farms residents.

(Photo/David Squires)

A group of friends gathered at the Longshore golf course 10th tee last week, to unveil a bench and plaque honoring Greg Tapfar. He died in December, of complications from ALS.

And finally … the Summer Olympics were set to begin in Tokyo this Friday. The pandemic has pushed the quadrennial event back to 2021. So it will be another year before we hear:

3 responses to “Roundup: Slice Canceled; Live Music Returns; More

  1. Jill Greenberg

    Friends or not, seeing so many people congregating with no apparent desire for social distancing and masks hung around necks or nowhere to be seen, is pretty troubling. If we are serious about sending our children, and school staff back to school, we need to do better. MUCH BETTER. If we take the recommended precautions and use decision-making based on the best research-based information we have at any given time, then our schools will be safely opened in just a few weeks. But failure to take such measures all the time, EVERY TIME, even for a photo op, just sends the wrong message to our kids and especially our teens, and puts our entire community in the way of unnecessary danger. The health and safety of all our loved one’s relies on community commitment and a sense of bigger-than-one’s-self purpose. We wear masks and maintain social distancing when masks are not possible in order to keep us all safe, healthy, and at work/school/play.

  2. That photo is so cringeworthy, what are these people thinking.

  3. Joyce Barnhart

    We’ve come this far because we’ve followed safe practices but people like this will set us back again. Even the few people with masks aren’t wearing them. They are making the tragedy of their friend’s death even worse by risking Covid-19 infection in the group. That’s no tribute.