It’s been 3 days since Sunday’s beautiful — but big — snowfall. Have you shoveled yet?
It’s the law!
The Department of Public Works reminds all commercial property owners that they are responsible for all snow and ice removal from the sidewalk within the town and/or state rights-of-way — for the total frontage of your property, and the entire width of the sidewalk.
You can be fined up to $90 — a day — for non-compliance.
And, reader Kristin Schneeman notes, homeowners are also responsible for clearing sidewalks in front of their properties.
Many are still inaccessible. So stop reading, and start shoveling.
Or get your kid to do it.
Looking for a family activity that is both fun (s’mores!), healthy (take a hike!) and educational (what kind of animal makes which kind of tracks?).
Earthplace’s “Family Campfire” on Sunday, February 21 (1 to 2:30 p.m.) sounds great. Each family is assigned its own picnic table (bring your own roasting sticks).
The cost is $25 for member families, $30 for non-members. To register, call 203-557-4400 weekdays, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Westport Masks is scaling back. But — because everyone still needs to wear them (!!!!!!!!!) — volunteers will still be making them.
They’re no longer selling masks. But with plenty of supplies on hand, they’ll be donating them to people who cannot afford masks.
If you know of a community or charity desperate for masks — or if you can donate unused, good quality, pre-washed 100% cotton fabric — email firstname.lastname@example.org. (Hat tip: Virginia Jaffe)
Climate change is here. It’s real. So what can you do?
First, read David Pogue’s new book: “How to Prepare for Climate Change.”
Then, register for his virtual Westport Library on the topic (February 23, 7 p.m.).
Pogue — a local resident — will discuss all the basics: what to grow and eat, how to build and insure, where to invest, even where to consider relocating.
Pogue will also provide tips on managing your anxiety, and riding out the inevitable superstorms, wildfires, epidemics and tick bites.
Click here to register.
Each year, Staples Tuition Grants awards over 100 need-based scholarships — worth up to $6,000 each — to high school seniors, and graduates already in college. Students can apply even if they did not apply or receive a grant in previous years.
It’s one of the best opportunities for college funding anywhere. But the deadline is near: March 7. Click here for more information, and to apply.
And finally … Mary Wilson — a founding member of the Supremes and who sang on 10 of their 12 Number One hits — died on Monday in Nevada. She was 76.
Two days ago, she announced she’d be releasing new material soon. We’ll always remember her for songs like these: