Roundup: Airport Drivers, Food Drive, Catch A Lift …


One of the most frequent topics on Westport Facebook sites is airport drivers. People constantly ask for good, reliable (and not break-the-bank) people.

Frank Pataky’s name always comes up.

I’ve always driven myself to the airport. But last week, headed to Kansas City out of Newark — I’ll do anything to avoid a connecting flight, and that was my only option — I decided to try him out.

Frank has been in business for over 20 years. He and his drivers drive your car to and from airports (and Florida, or anywhere else you need it taken, with or without you).

I’m now a huge fan. Frank’s brother Daryle was prompt, professional, and a great conversationalist. Plus, he knew Newark well enough so that last night he met me at the far less congested 2nd floor departures area, rather than the arrivals zoo below.

Frank has no website. So keep his Facebook page and cell (203-767-1083) handy. I sure will.

Newark Airport. Frank and his employees drive there, so you don’t have to.


Speaking of Facebook: Marcy Sansolo, the “What Up Westport” creator, organized a food drive yesterday, at the Imperial Avenue parking lot.

She says,” I don’t think there’s a box of cereal, bag of pasta or single diaper to be found in a 30 mile radius.”

Congrats and thanks to Marcy, Lisa Marriott, Nancy Lewis, Sue Goldman and everyone else who helped or donated.

Marcy Sansolo jumps for joy at the “What Up Westport” food drive. (Photo/Lynn Untermeyer Miller)


Catch A Lift — the national organization that helps post-9/11 combat veterans help rehabilitate physically and emotionally — adds to its already strong Westport presence with a Super Bowl event. Sunday, February 13 is the date of the “Coffland Hero Challenge.”

It’s a special “Workout of the Day” for all ages and fitness levels. Westporter Adam Vengrow is looking for host gyms. Virtual at-home workouts are also available.

Email for more information, and watch the video below:



It was a cold weekend in Westport.

It was even colder in Burlington, Vermont: minus 2 degrees.

But Nicho Ader joined friends for a (quick) dip in Lake Champlain. The University of Vermont graduate is a former Staples High School wrestler. He’s obviously a very, very tough young man — on and off the mat.

Nicho Ader (3rd from left) and friends.


Speaking of water: Today’s “Westport … Naturally” photo shows some strange patterns in the Nash’s Pond ice. Natural? Manmade? Interesting!

(Photo/Jay Petrow)


And finally …  today in 1536, England’s King Henry VIII suffered an accident while jousting, His brain injury may have led to erratic behavior later (and possible impotence).

One response to “Roundup: Airport Drivers, Food Drive, Catch A Lift …

  1. Juliana Sloane Fulbright

    We’ve had ice circles on our pond too. Look it up, it’s interesting