A bigger crowd will honor Olympic medalist Julia Marino tomorrow than was on hand when she actually won it.
Spectators were not allowed on the Chinese mountain where the Westport native snagged her snowboard slopestyle silver. Her parents, sister and friends watched from half a world away, on Vivid-Tek’s big screen.
They — and many more fans — will fill the Trefz Forum tomorrow, for the town’s celebration.
But if you haven’t already registered, don’t try getting in. All the (free) tickets were gone in a few hours.
You can still see it, though. The 7 p.m. event will be livestreamed. Click here for the link.
Hey — if watching Julia win an Olympic medal on a screen was good enough for her family, doing the same for her celebration should be okay for you.
Fashionably Westport — the Downtown Association’s great benefit for Project Return, the Homes with Hope program for homeless women — kicked off last night with a runway event at the Westport Library.
Fashionably Westport continues today (Friday, April 1) with activities and promotions at downtown and Playhouse Square retailers and salons
Participating merchants include Middlemarch, WEST, Noya Jewelry Design, FRED, Marine Layer, Splash of Pink, Southern Tide, Cotelac, Barbour, Stephen Kempson London, Express Edit, Winged Monkey, Fleet Feet, The Plumed Serpent, Bobbles & Lace, Brochu Walker, 7 For All Mankind, Splendid, Scout and Molly’s, Great Stuff, Pure Salon and Artistex.
Some of Westport’s most historic, unique — and breathtaking — homes are for sale.
And they’re all next to each other, on one of Westport’s most historic and unique sites: Compo Mill Cove.
#44 — a 1917 bungalow — is the gray house, most visible (and most painted and photographed) from Old Mill Beach. The oldest one on the Cove, with original framing and fireplace intact, it’s accessible via a footpath and teak boardwalk, just beyond 2 wooden bridges.
Incredibly, it never floods. Even Superstorm Sandy did no damage. The price was recently reduced to $3.295 million.
Also on the market: #42 (the cottage rebuilt in 2006 by Michael Greenberg), and #48 Compo Mill Cove. Like #44, they’re owned by Robin Tauck, and feature natural plantings. Together, they’re on hundreds of feet of private beachfront.
There’s an open house for all 3 Sunday (April 3, 1 to 3 p.m.). Park in the Old Mill lot, and walk over the bridges.
PS: Though not owned by Robin, #46 is far sale too. That means all of the Cove point is for sale.
Buy one of these spectacular homes.
Or all 4!
April 1 is noteworthy for 2 things:
- April Fool’s Day
- The start of the 6-month dog ban at Westport beaches.
A couple of alert readers/avid dog owners captured the final day of Fido and Fifi’s freedom yesterday, at Compo.
See you October 1!
Pause + Purpose — the new mindfulness studio, across from the Library on Jesup Road — calls its sessions “Pause for a Cause.”
From tomorrow through Monday (April 2-4), that cause is Ukraine. All proceeds from meditations hosted by the studio staff will go to World Central Kitchen, to help feed the Ukrainian people.
An “06880” reader sends this cautionary tale:
The other day, an older woman was shopping at HomeGoods, near Southport. She returned to her car — close to the store — and put her bags in the car.
A “normal-looking person” said, “Hey, be careful backing out. Your rear tire is flat.”
She got out to look. When she turned back around, he had already grabbed her purse and vanished.
Be careful out there.
Some “Westport … Naturally” photos can sit for a while before I use them.
Not this one.
Soon, the branches will fill out. In a couple of weeks — fingers crossed — this image of Owenoke Park, looking toward Compo Beach, will seem very dated.
Fingers crossed, anyway.
And finally … in honor of today: