Congratulations, Lynsey Addario!
The 1991 Staples High School graduate (and MacArthur “genius grant” award winner) has been named to the International Photography Hall of Fame. She’ll be inducted October 30.
The photojournalist has covered conflict and humanitarian crises around the Middle East and Africa for the New York Times, National Geographic and Time magazine for nearly 2 decades. Her work is powerful, thought-provoking, and very, very human.
Yesterday, “06880” highlighted outdoor dining in Westport. Jana Malakoff writes about her favorite restaurant — which has not added al fresco tables:
“Bistro du Soleil is open for take out only from Wednesday through Saturday. They offer a wonderful 4 course dinner for only $32. Bistro is off the beaten track, south of Saugautuck center and north of the restaurants near the railroad station.
“I am a senior citizen and have not felt comfortable dining in or out, nor do I want a fine dining experience marred by faceless servers. I have enjoyed my weekly dinners from Bistro du Soleil since they opened for takeout earlier this year.
“I hope ‘06880’ readers know that Bistro Du Soleil is in business, and certainly worth ordering dinner from.”
Interested in statehouse candidates’ environmental stands?
Earthplace and Sustainable Westport are sponsoring virtual debates for local Senate and House of Representatives candidates.
This Tursday’s event (October 22, 6 p.m.) features State Senate hopeful Kim Healy and incumbent Will Haskell. Click here to register.
The next day (Friday, October 23, 6 p.m.) House of Representatives incumbent Jonathan Steinberg debates Chip Stephens. Click here to register.
POP’T Art’s new show, “96% STARDUST,” features Brendan Murphy. With a focus on “transmitting positive energy” through his work, he’s making his area debut — at a time when joy, inspiration and hope are needed more than ever.
The show opens to the public next Saturday (October 24), at the 1 Main Street gallery. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for timed reservations, and for private preview showings beginning October 21.
And finally … in honor of the new “Stardust” art show at POP’T Art: