Effective today, Wheels2U Westport — the Westport Transit District’s on-demand, group ride, door-to-train platform shuttle service — is expanding to serve even more of Westport. The area from Coleytown Road to the Weston border is now included.
The new addition is bounded by North Avenue, Lyons Plains Road and Coleytown Road and includes all of Arlen Road, Fraser Road, Fraser Lane and Snowflake Lane. Wheels2U Westport now provides convenient service to over 90% of all Westport.
Residents living in the service area can use the Wheels2U Westport app to request a pickup between 5:45 a.m. and 9:45 a.m., and 4 and 8 p.m., to be taken to or from the Saugatuck or Greens Farms train platform and their front door.
Pickups should be requested about 20 minutes before you would normally leave to drive to the station. The fare is $2 when paid with the Wheels2U app. A Metro North Uniticket rail/bus pass can also be used.
Westport’s VFW Joseph J. Clinton Post 399 reserved a special table today. The setting honored the 13 US servicemembers killed last week in Afghanistan.
The “Missing Man Table” — also known as the “Fallen Comrade Table” — is steeped in symbolism. It is a humble way to remember the sacrifice of the men and women who gave their lives protecting our freedom.
Just in time for the new academic year, the Westport Public Schools have unveiled a new website.
The look is clean and fresh. There’s tons of information, in an easy-to-navigate, intuitive layout.
Click here to explore it on your own. Be sure to check out the drone video for each school. Just click on the name, and get a bird’s-eye view of every facility. (Hat tip: Seth Schachter)
Donut Crazy is back open. This is the most recent sign, on the train station door:
Last night’s almost-season-ending Levitt Pavilion performance — Dr. K’s Motown Review — had a filled-to-capacity audience dancing in the street.
Or at least, in their pods.
Three shows remain: Always-popular DNR, in a benefit for Westport EMS and first responders (September 10, 7:30 p.m.); Barboletta, a tribute to Santana (September 11, 7:30 p.m.), and Sheryl Crow, a ticketed benefit show (October 8, 8 p.m.).
Click here for tickets and details.
Dogs are not allowed on Compo Beach (until October 1).
So this one — at Winslow Park Animal Hospital on the Post Road — made his own.
Every home should have a challah.
And not just on the East Coast.
The Westport-based delivery company has just acquired ChallahFresh, Silicon Valley’s tech-enabled business.
“My goal is to deliver a freshly baked challah, candles, a weekly dose of inspiration each week, plus black & white cookies, rugelach or hamentaschen to as many homes, nursing homes and college dorms as possible in the US, says CEO Scott Sharkey.
“Now we ae one step closer to accomplishing this.”
Sharkey donates a portion of each challah subscription to a charity of the customer’s choice. A dropdown menu offers a dozen or so options, including ADL, Doctors Without Borders, Feeding America, Red Cross, Save the Children, St. Jude’s Hospital, the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Fund, Hadassah and UJA Federation.
For more information, click here.
Wendy Crowther explains today’s “Westport … Naturally” photo:
“Two bumble bees harvest resources on a stand of thistle at Baron’s South last week. Thistles have a high wildlife value. They not only provide pollen and nectar to bees and butterflies, but later the flowers turn to seeds that will be eaten by goldfinches. Even the down from the seeds will be used by birds to line their nests.”
And finally … in honor of today’s “Westport … Naturally” photo (above):