The other day, Jo Ann Miller saw a dog roaming the aisles of a Norwalk store.
Okay, it was Petco.
Still, as she thought about the dogs she’s seen in Westport — at CVS and Starbucks, among other places — she wondered: Is there a law here covering that?
The answer appears to be “no.” Town ordinances don’t seem to mention animals and stores.
So, “06880” readers: What do you think? Are we fine just the way we are? Should there be a regulation? If so, what should it say? Click “Comments” below.
And remember — as always — use full, real names. (Yours. Not Fido’s.)
If you need more reasons to visit La Plage — and you really don’t — the popular Longshore restaurant is now open for lunch.
Starting today, it adds that to its Saturday and Sunday brunch, and 6-days-a-week dinners.
The lunch menu includes a raw bar, a la carte items, entrees that change daily, and a 2-course prix fixe for $24.
La Plage plans to serve lunch and dinner 7 days a week in early spring, coinciding with the opening of the golf course.
Westport Country Playhouse has named 5 new trustees. Two have close Westport connections.
Westport resident Tracey Knight Narang is a Tony Award-winning producer, and a playwright. Her producer credits include “Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Oklahoma!”; “for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf” (coming to Broadway this spring); “Sing Street,” and Arthur Miller’s “The American Clock” at the Old Vic. Narang is the lead producer of “Period Piece,” currently in development. She is on the board of directors of New York City Center, a member of the Dramatists Guild of America and the League of Professional Theatre Women, and a steering committee member of Connecticut’s LPTW chapter.
Stafford W. Thomas, Jr. is principal of Staples High School in Westport. While principal of Hillcrest Middle School in Trumbull he was honored as Connecticut Middle School Principal of the Year. Thomas currently serves as an adjunct professor in the graduate school of education at Sacred Heart University. He earned a bachelor of arts in psychology from Georgetown University, a master of arts in teaching from Brown University, and a dual degree in law (Juris Doctor) and educational administration (M.Ed.) from Boston College.
Ania Czekaj-Farber of Westport chairs the Playhouse board of trustees.
Staples High School’s February Students of the Month are seniors Krishin Wadhwani and Elena Lim, junior Julia Herlyn, sophomores Sophia Papp and Dagny Dahl, and freshmen Isabel Brookbanks and Mieszko Solowinski.
Principal Stafford Thomas says they “help make Staples High School a welcoming place for their peers and teachers. They are the ‘glue’ of the school community: the type of kind, cheerful, hard-working, trustworthy students who keep the high school together, making it the special place that it is.”
“06880” readers often see the name Pippa Bell Ader. She’s one of Westport’s leading environmental advocates.
Readers all over the country are now meeting her husband. David Ader recently published his first book of short stores.
A retired bond strategist who mined his many interests and hobbies for inspiration, the stories reflect David’s sense of irony.
Amazon says of the 32 short pieces: “You will encounter people in situation which are not always what they seem. There’s a good bit of humor, some shocks, and always twists and turns that lead to ‘ah hah’ conclusions.
“You will meet a bullied parochial school student who gets his revenge. An elderly widower is about to leave his beloved home until his memories keep him there. A well-heeled lawyer decides to take an evening walk through Central Park and greets a man he fears is a mugger for an O’Henry-esque meeting. A couple planning to climb Kilimanjaro on an eco tour reveal political-correctness gone awry. Another couple go out on the wrong day for a sail. A loner in the backwoods of Maine.”
Click here for more information, and to order. (Hat tip: Mitchell Lester)
Yesterday’s “06880” Roundup noted that registration for many Parks & Recreation programs begin March 2.
That’s the same link to sign up for Wakeman Town Farm camps and classes too.
To see programs on the WTF website, click here. Then follow the prompts.
Starting to make summer plans?
Pencil in June 19. Musician/humanitarian/activist/filmmaker Michael Franti brings his high-energy live show, inspiring music, devotion to wellness and power of optimism to the Levitt Pavilion.
The #1 artist (“Sound of Sunshine,” “Say Hey [I Love You],” “I Got You”) will release his 12th album around the same time as his show.
This week’s cold temperatures set the scene for today’s “Westport … Naturally” photo. Claudia Sherwood Servidio took off her gloves long enough to capture this stark image of Gray’s Creek, by the Longshore golf course.
And finally … happy 84th birthday to contemporary classical composer John Corigliano. In a long, distinguished career he’s won 5 Grammys — plus one Pulitzer Prize, and an Oscar.