Roundup: Walking Trails, Young Performers, More


Aspetuck Land Trust reports:

“There are no downed wires on our 150 open spaces, including our 43 trailed nature preserves. But there are a lot of downed trees!

“We’ve already cleared many of our trails, including nearly 20 miles in Trout Brook Valley. A special thanks to our volunteer trail stewards for pinpointing downed trees and helping with cleanup efforts.

“For information on the status of particular trails or preserves, click here. As we get back to normal (or whatever passes for normal these days), please consider making an additional donation to the Aspetuck Land Trust to help with storm cleanup.

“Also consider replanting your own lost trees and shrubs with natives from our Fall Plant Sale. Up to 50% of your purchase will be tax deductible. We will add many new natives trees and shrubs for pickup at Gilbertie’s Farm in Easton next month. Details and availability will be on our website August 25.”


Did you miss “Friday Night THRIVE Live!,” the virtual showcase hosted by Westport’s Broadway star Kelli O’Hara, featuring teenage talent from throughout the area (including our town)?

No problem! The event — named for the Teens Having Resilience In a Virtual Environment program, created by Westport Country Playhouse, and Shubert and Long Wharf Theatres — lives on. Click below to enjoy:


And finally … 43 years ago today, Elvis Presley died at his Graceland estate in Memphis. He was 42 years old — meaning he’s now been dead longer than he was alive. Here’s his 1956 appearance on “The Ed Sullivan Show,” which energized teenagers and scandalized their parents:

Want more of those swiveling hips?

6 responses to “Roundup: Walking Trails, Young Performers, More

  1. Sleep well Elvis. However, to be honest, he checked out in 1958 when he entered the army. The young truck driving redneck stud was artistically neutered from that moment on.

  2. I wasn’t by Anisa was and it just stood with me how upset she was…i liked Elvis later on in life ..the young Elvis 😁

    Sent from my iPad

  3. Bill Strittmatter

    Sorry Dan, but Elvis is still alive. I saw it on Facebook so it must be true.

    https://www.facebook.com/evidenceelvispresleyisalive/

  4. Jeanine Esposito

    Just wanted to say how much I love the musical selections after the round up. Even songs I didn’t like at the time make me nostalgic! (I know, signs of aging!)

  5. Jeanine Esposito

    Just wanted to say how much I love the musical selections after the round up. Even songs I didn’t like at the time make me nostalgic! (I know, signs of aging!)

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