I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream!
The Porch @ Christie’s ice cream hut opens today, next to the popular Cross Highway deli/coffee shop. They’ll serve from 2 to 5:30 p.m. weekdays, noon to 5 p.m. weekends, all spring and summer long.
The Porch uses J Foster local small batch ice cream. Dairy-free sorbet is also available.
We’ve all gotten doggy bags at restaurants. We’ve also moved way past the fib of saying we’re taking the rest of our meal home to out dogs.
On Wednesday, Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce volunteers filled 1,000 actual “doggy bags.”
They’re stuffed with free swag from sponsors of the annual Dog Festival. It’s set for Sunday (May 14, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Winslow Park.
Some of the treats will be for you. Many of them are actually, truly, honestly for Fido.
Can’t get to today’s Westport Garden Club plant sale on Jesup Green? (There’s still time: It ends at 1:30 p.m.). Forgot or otherwise missed it? Or maybe you just can’t get enough plants.
You’re in luck. Greens Farms Garden Club follows with their own plant sale and garden boutique tomorrow (Saturday, May 14). It’s 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Sherman Green in Fairfield.
I don’t know of any plant sales on Sunday. Maybe you can spend the day planting.
CLASP — the great organization that runs group homes for adults with disabilities in Westport and other area towns — needs a few items.
To provide any from the list below — or donate funds toward their purchase — call 203-226-7895, ext. 144, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
- · Gardening supplies (seeds, plants, soil, gloves, gardening tools)
- · Yard décor (birdbaths or feeders, statues) and yard games
- · Pop-up canopy with screens
- · Gas grill
- · Deck furniture
- · Picnic table
- · Carpeting
- · Painting (interior and exterior).
Not long ago, Westport Police participated in the state’s distracted driving campaign. They nabbed dozens of drivers.
Now it’s time to buckle up.
They’re joining the state Department of Transportation “Click It or Ticket” campaign. Officers will be vigorously enforcing seat belt laws, for drivers and passengers.
Connecticut law requires that drivers and passengers in the front seat, regardless of the age, as well as all children under 16 anywhere in a vehicle, to wear seat belts. Fines start at $92 for the first offense. For more information, click here.
Westport resident Aiden Rourke has been selected as one of 8 Lawrenceville School Heely Scholars for the 2022-23 school year.
The honor goes to rising 5th formers who demonstrate a keen interest and ability in American history.
Heely Scholars will spend 2 weeks this summer exploring World War II material in the school’s archives. In the fall they will take an advanced research seminar.
While walking his little coton dog down Burr School Road this week, Gregg Tenser saw a feathered friend take a close look back. Gregg wondered if he was sizing up the dog for breakfast.
Here’s a great “Westport … Naturally” shot of an intense look, from a perch in a tree.
And finally … with all the plant sales going on today and tomorrow (see above), why not honor the greatest Plant of all?