The pandemic has not been good to the Westport Library. Just a few months after its grand transformation, it’s had to curtail hours, programs and services.
But there’s an upside. With virtual programs, it can offer access to speakers who otherwise could never travel for a live appearance. (And whose honorariums are far beyond the library’s budget too.)
One of the biggest names of all “comes to Westport” on Thursday, October 1 (6;30 p.m.). General Wesley Clark — the 4-star general. former NATO Supreme Allied commander and Presidential Medal of Freedom honoree who since retiring from the military in 2000 has become a businessman, commentator, author, teacher and presidential candidate — will discuss the need for American leadership, civility and unity during these polarized times.
Last year, Clark created a nonprofit aimed at reducing partisan division and gridlock.
Click here to register for the free event.
The New York Times home page includes — among links to dozens of articles — a rotating gallery of photos. They have nothing to do with the stories, and offer no explanatory text.
Yesterday, “06880” readers noticed this shot:
What’s up with that? What’s going on? Where was it taken? Huh?!
If you know the back story to this shot, click “Comments” below. Inquiring minds want to know! (Hat tips: Drew Coyne and Tracy Porosoff)
Longtime Westporter John Rizzi is multi-talented and creative.
Early in his career, he was Cannondale’s first industrial designer. He’s got a new company — Utilitarian Products — to develop useful, beautiful, well-priced ideas.
We are excited to introduce you to our new company, Utilitarian Products.
The first — Flipstand — is a simple lightweight bike stand. It weighs only 18.5 grams, and is far better than kickstands weighing much more.
A Kickstarter campaign launches Tuesday (September 22). Click here to see.
I grew up on High Point Road. I know how many drivers barrel past this stop sign on Long Lots Road, headed toward Hyde Lane (and all the traffic, and little kids, from Long Lots Elementary School).
So I was intrigued at this photo. Looks like some residents of my old road — many of whom have young kids — have taken matters into their own hands.
It’s advice that can be heeded all over town.
And finally … my tribute to Ruth Bader Ginsburg. I think the choice of group and song is appropriate.