Roundup: Christmas Tunes, Food, Tree And More


The Senior Center is filled with fascinating people.

High on the list: pianist Irwin Lebish. A veterinarian since 1954, he is still — in his 90s —  a general practitioner at Schulhof Animal Hospital.

That’s not all. He also plays piano with the hands of 20-year-old.

The other day, Dr. Lebish recorded a Holiday Piano Recital — jazz, standards and more — for the Senior Center. He was joined by a young whippersnapper: his son Scott, on bass.

Jim Honeycutt and Nick Pisarro videotaped it all. Click below to enjoy!


Everyone knows about stress eating. But what about stress cooking?

If the thought of making another — or any — holiday meal fills you with dread, click here.

The WestportMoms’ Food Delivery & Catering Guide is filled with businesses that have pivoted during the pandemic to provide — in addition to their usual delicious fare — catering, weekly meal plans, delivery and curbside pickup.

No cooking? No problem! Click here.


MoCA Westport invites all high school students to submit works of art for a student exhibit. “Hindsight is 2020” will run open January 23, and run through March 6.

This is the first student in-person show at MoCA’s Newtown Turnpike space. The museum presented an online student exhibition in July.

“Hindsight is 2020” will feature submissions created this challenging, unique year.

All high school students may submit 1 work, of any kind. The deadline is January 8. Cash prizes of $500, $300 and $100 will be awarded by judges. Click here for details, or email liz@mocawestport.org.


Downtown’s newest Christmas tree stands outside Savvy + Grace, near the steps to the old Tavern on Main.

Check it out — and don’t worry. It will be trimmed soon!


And finally … happy 55th birthday to Björk! Now — can anyone name another Icelandic singer-songwriter?!

8 responses to “Roundup: Christmas Tunes, Food, Tree And More

  1. Bubbi Morthens

  2. Linda Pomerantz Novis

    Nice to see Irwin & Scott LeBish making music together…:-)

    Remembering Irwin & his ‘Jazz Drs’ trio (Dr. Jim Gillespie on acoustic bass, and
    Dr. Jack Allen on drums.) playing at Dameon’s,next to Mario’s..good times.:-)
    Jim & Jack are both gone, but it’s good to see Irwin playing.

  3. Nanna Bryndís Hilmarsdóttir and Ragnar Pórhallsson of the Icelandic band Of Monsters and Men. There, that wasn’t so hard.

  4. Also cool to see fellow 1978 Staples Grad Scott Lebish in the video.

  5. Thank you Irwin Lebish for sharing your uplifting piano tunes again at this time of year🌲❗️Irwin appreciate your versatile shared talents and introducing your son, Scott. Great name👍🏼 And to Jim Honeycutt and crew thank you for your professional and seamless production! Well orchestrated.
    On a separate note, kindly pay my regards to your wonderful talented wife who helped both my daughters as their advisor at Staples. She was so helpful to both my daughters, ( one a new Mother of a little girl end of May and the other older daughter due to have a son end of January) . My apologies if this was not the appropo foreum to share this personal information. Again wonderful concert 🎶❗️

  6. What a lovely collection of music. Thank you for the smooth sounds!

  7. Thank you Dr. Lebish And Scott. You both are amazing. I have many great memories of Scott Playing the drums and Jamie playing his guitar at the house on Morningside Dr. . What fun. My best to you both. Also thanks to Jim Honeycutt for his professional filming. Jim you are love by both my kid. They really enjoyed your classes at Staples. You are the finest kind. I wish you all a happy Holidays. Best…. TK

  8. Peter Gambaccini

    Jonsi, by himself or with Sigur Ros. He did the music for “127 Hours,” that James Franco cuts off his own arm movie.

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