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.
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.”