Roundup: Art Show, Laddie Lawrence Track, Nature …


The Westport Woman’s Club Art Show makes a triumphant return on Saturday and Sunday, May 22-23 (2 to 6 p.m., 44 Imperial Avenue).

The 6th annual open house features some of the area’s best known and most loved artists and photographers; Nina Bentley, Amy Bock, Trace Burroughs, Susan Fehlinger, Judith Orseck Katz, Tom Kretsch, Susan Leggitt, Kerry Long, Michael Lender, Carole McClintock, Bernard Perry, Jon Puzzuoli, Katherine Ross and Jo Titsworth.

There’s wine and snacks too — just like old times!


The Woman’s Club Art Show is not the only event scheduled for May 22. At 11 a.m., the Staples High School track will be officially named for Laddie Lawrence. The 1964 graduate has served as a Staples coach — and Westport’s unofficial but beloved running guru — for 50 over years. (Hat tip:Andrew Colabella)

Laddie Lawrence: forever young, and forever admired.


Seen this morning at Baron’s South. Roberta Delano says, “He just kept looking at me, with the morning sky behind him.”

(Photo/Roberta Delano)


Springtime beauty, on River Lane:

(Photo/Larry Untermeyer)


And finally … today is National Lineman Appreciation. Utility workers, not football players.

7 responses to “Roundup: Art Show, Laddie Lawrence Track, Nature …

  1. I knew what song that would be, before I clicked! Excellent.

  2. Steve Emmett

    A BIG congrats to Laddie- just an all around great person and such a well deserved honor. All the respect in the world, Steve Emmety

  3. Donna ODonnell

    Many congrats to the amazing Laddie L!
    Long over due and well deserved.
    Jay, Donna, Alec and Ben O’Donnell

  4. Marguerite Bunny Franco

    Here’s to Laddie Lawrence!👍the nicest person ever! He has, in the past, several moons ago, cheered me on along with cheering all runners during his “ summer series”! Truly, a wonderful person & a true pleasure to know!
    Well earned! Best to you dear Laddie, from Bunny Franco

  5. Arline Gertzoff

    The Staples Class of 64 plans to have a good sized contingent to congratulate our fellow classmate Laddie Lawrence on this great achievement.