Like many charities, Pink Aid CT has pivoted this year to a virtual event.
They’re calling it “virtuous.” Hundreds of items –will be auctioned off starting Tuesday (October 5, 9 a.m.). Among them:
- A flight on Marc Lasry’s private jet to sit courtside and watch the NBA champion Milwaukee Bucks
- Private safari for 2 in Tanzania
- VIP seating at Christian Siriano’s fall 2022 show, with backstage passes.
All funds raised benefit women with breast cancer in underserved communities.
A video about the event features the auction’s host, Westporter and “A Million Little Things” star Stephanie Szostak.
For auction tickets and more, click here.
Adam Goldberg’s pop-up bagel project at the Manna Hub kitchen has grown into a full-time operation. It’s packed on weekends, and a full-time store opens soon in Georgetown.
Now he’s going even bigger time. Adam was the only out-of-state vendor invited to compete at this weekend’s Brooklyn Bagelfest.
Can a little Westport bagel guy beat the big boys at their own game? Fingers crossed. Stay tuned!
Leonard Everett Fisher is a Westport icon. He’s a World War II veteran, a civic volunteer — and, for over 70 years, a nationally enowned illustrator, painter and designer.
He’s being honored through the end of the year by the Westport Library. An exhibit of his work — “A Life of Art” — is open at the Sheffer and South Galleries.
Fisher has written and illustrated hundreds of children’s books, and created over 700 paintings and 6000 scratch boards. The Library show features many original illustrations and acrylic paintings.
It’s an exhibit not to be missed. Before you go, click here (then scroll down) for a virtual studio tour of this remarkable man.
The agenda for Wednesday’s Parks & Recreation Commission meeting (7:30 p.m., Zoom) includes a discussion of possible pickleball sites.
The meeting ID is 879 8059 1192. The passcode is 480909.
Two great Nash’s Corner businesses are offering 20% off deals for new customers. You can combine them, or just take advantage of one.
Felicia’s Salon Nash — run by the wonderful Felicia Catale — provides cuts for women, men, girls and boys. with blowouts and coloring too. Call 203-747-9753 and 203-349-5814.
On October 1, 1961 — 60 years ago yesterday — Roger Maris broke Babe Ruth’s home run record.
A young Westporter named Robert Mull was there. It was the first Major League game he ever saw. His father captured all of Maris’ at-bats that day — including the shot off Tracy Stallard, his hat tip and more.
Now Mull has posted the video online. Click here to see. (Speaking of hat tips: thanks, Fred Cantor!)
The other day, Chris Grimm was scrolling through a site that sells t-shirts of defunct Connecticut businesses. (I didn’t ask for details.) He found this classic for Arnie’s Place, the video game arcade that is now Ulta:
Next up for the Westport Astronomical Society: NASA astrophysicist Scott Guzewich discusses “Roving Mars with Curiosity and Perseverance.”
The National Charity League’s Westport chapter invites 6th grade girls to apply for the 2022-23 year. NCL With over 275 members, the local group provides volunteer service for over 30 community organizations. Members are women and their daughters in grades 7-12.
The good news: Rebecca Schussheim, Lucia Wang and Tom Zhang will represent Staples High School at the 8th annual Normandy International Youth Leadership Summit next month.. They were chosen because of their academic performance and interest in world affairs.
The bad news: This year’s event is virtual, so they don’t get to go to France.
But congratulations anyway, on a great achievement!
Samera Nasereddin describes today’s “Westport … Naturally” photo:
“Two baby raccoons visited our garden, and delighted my cat and me. They were very curious, unafraid and non-aggressive. We sent a photo to a local expert, who told us they were healthy 3-4-month-olds, learning how to fend for themselves. I’m so grateful for their sweet visit. I hope that they continue to be safe and healthy, wherever they are now.”
And finally … It’s been a long time since I’ve thought of Roger Maris. But seeing his name — and the video of his 61st home run — made me think of other famous players.
And of course: