MoCA Westport is very punny. The art space on Newtown Turnpike says:
“Bark your calendar to join other canines and their companions to sniff and schmooze at MoCA Westport’s New Yappy Hour! Our new community event will take place on the 1st Thursday of every month, from June – September.
“Haute hounds can lap up libations, thanks to water in their favorite flavor – bacon, chicken, beef or vegan – while human guests relax with a glass of Mutt Lynch Unleashed Chardonnay, Merlot Over and Play Dead, Chateau d’Og Cabernet Sauvignon or a refreshing cocktail featuring tequila, vodka, or gin. Beer selections are also available for purchase.”
MoCA members (and dogs) receive their first drink free — and other benefits.
Admission is free and open to the public. No reservation required. For more information, click here.
Last September, “06880” reported on Jon Maddock’s battle with Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
May is ALS Awareness Month. His sister Judy reports that nearly 3 years after his diagnosis, the 1973 Staples High School graduate is participating in a platform drug trial at Massachusetts General Hospital.
“Jon remains positive, knowing eventually drugs will slow ALS down to manageable, and someday a cure,” Judy says. “He is trying to be around when that happens. He and his family expect to be a part of that future. He’s doing his part to help find a cure.”
You can help too. Just click here to donate.
Isabelle Breen writes:
“My friend Katie Augustyn told me pre-COVID that she collects corks to recycle in Stamford. I started to collect them to add my stash to hers, then thought nothing more about it.
“With all the wine consumption in Westport, there are surely lots of corks. I wonder how to put out the word that Westport would benefit from having its own collection partners. Maybe a liquor store wants to take this project on?
“There is a shipping cost to the partner, but perhaps they could collect a nominal fee ($1) with each bag dropped off to defray their cost.
“Westport’s composting program has taken off remarkably well. This could be another successful step toward helping our environment.”
Any takers? If you’re interested in this idea, click “Comments” below.
Today’s “Westport … Naturally” photo #1 : an Earthplace duck….
… and #2: 5-day-old robin fledglings:
And finally … Mary Wells was born today in 1943. She died in 1992, at 49, of cancer. Her longtime friend and former collaborator, Smokey Robinson, delivered a eulogy.