Roundup: Downtown Merchants, Let It Be, More

Just in time for the new (shopping) year: the Westport Downtown Merchants Association updated their “Merchants” page.

Dozens of downtown stores and restaurants now have a photo of the exterior, a short description, and links to their websites — all searchable, of course. Click here to see.

Savannah Bee and other Church Lane merchants are featured on the Westport Downtown Merchants Association website.


For a Covid-time project, the Gerards of Westport decided to teach their 11- and 8-year-old children to build a song.

They chose “Let It Be.” It’s a great tune for times of trouble — or any time.

The Gerards then filmed the process, at various sites in Westport. Take a peek:


And finally … Phyllis McGuire, the last surviving member of the McGuire Sisters, died this week in Las Vegas. She was 89.

The trio “bewitched teenage America in the 1950s with chart-topping renditions of ‘Sincerely’ and ‘Sugartime,’ in a sweet, innocent harmony that went with car fins, charm bracelets and duck-tail haircuts,” the New York Times said.

It added, “The McGuire Sisters were one of the many white groups that covered 1950s R&B hits, many by Black artists, in what critics called blander versions though better-selling ones.”

5 responses to “Roundup: Downtown Merchants, Let It Be, More

  1. The Gerards video is great! I love it.

  2. Vanessa Bradford

    Really great to see a family production and a very hopeful and familiar message. Thank you!

  3. Irene Mastriacovo

    Terrific music video by the Gerard family. Inspiring for all ages. Keep the faith!

  4. I love the Gerards video! More!!!!!

  5. Love the creativity that’s come out of Covid – the Gerard family video was fabulous and uplifting!! 2021 is already looking better!

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