Roundup: Compo Beach, Craft Fair, More


Warm weather has brought summer-like (sort of) crowds to Compo Beach.

In an abundance of caution during COVID-19, the parking lots will close today when they reach 50% capacity, as was done this summer. The lots will reopen as space becomes available.

Town officials remind beach-goers to wear masks on the boardwalk, when using the restrooms or sidewalks, or any other time when maintaining a 6-foot distance is not possible.

Not quite yesterday — but close.


The Westport Young Woman’s League Craft Fair is one of the area’s best fundraisers of the year.

It’s also one of the most crowded.

Which means it won’t be happening this fall. At least, not the usual way.

But the crafty WYWL has figured out a way for anyone to shop at home — and support over 200 artists and all the good works the organization does.

Click here for CraftWestport. The Young Woman’s League also seeks donations. Last year, admission fees to the craft show helped them distribute $90,000 to 25 area charities. Click here to help.


If you missed the opportunity you to drop off your old pumpkins at the Westport Farmers’ Market, here’s another option.

Bring them to the transfer station. Leave them beside the bright green food scraps toter. They will be made into compost. (Hat tip: Pippa Bell Ader)


The Staples field hockey team kept their perfect season intact with another shut-out yesterday. They beat Brien McMahon 8- 0 in the FCIAC Central Division semifinal.

COVID prevents the Wreckers from earning their 5th state championship in a row. But on Tuesday (November 10), they host Ridgefield for the divisional crown. Go get ’em!

The Wreckers celebrate one of 8 goals yesterday. (Photo/J.C. Martin)


And finally … Minnie Riperton was born today in 1947. She died 31 years later, of breast cancer.

3 responses to “Roundup: Compo Beach, Craft Fair, More

  1. Why do none of the kids or parents at the playground have masks on? What is wrong with people.

  2. Not the photo.. in person. It was insane yesterday.

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