Roundup: Parker Harding Driving, Burying Hill Jetty …

Sure, the traffic pattern in Parker Harding Plaza is odd. But it’s almost entirely one-way. There are signs, and the angles and directions of parked cars offer a pretty clue as to what direction to drive.

Not to everyone, though. Diane Lowman reports a recent epidemic of wrong-way drivers.

Several times this week, she has seen cars enter from Main Street by GG & Joe’s, and drive all the way — the wrong way — toward Starbucks.

Someone else drove the wrong way on the narrow road that hugs the river.

Just when you think you’ve seen or heard everything …

It’s kind of hard to drive the wrong way here. But people try. (The police in this file photo are responding to a different issue than that.)

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The Burying Hill jetty replacement project is nearing completion.

Final work must be done when the tide is low. The parking lot will need some attention too. But the ARPA job is looking good — just in time for summer.

(Photo/Peter Swift)

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Country/folk music comes to MoCA Westport this Saturday. A Tale of Two perform their songs of revenge, murder, stealing and drinking at 7 p.m. on the outdoor stage. Former Barrage8 violinist Kyle Pudenz joins the fun.

Guests should bring their own lawn chairs. Chicken, steak, shrimp and corn skewers will be available for purchase.

The next day (Sunday, June 26, 1 p.m.). A Tale of Two leads a free workshop, on how new artists can break into the music business. Click here to register.

A Tale of Two

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The Westport Library hosts noted artist Eric Chiang next Wednesday (June 29).

A 6:30 p.m. reception for “Musical Planet” — a selection of his paintings, will be followed at 7 p.m. by an interview on the Forum stage. Artists Collective of Westport co-founder Miggs Burroughs will lead the chat, as Eric’s artwork is projected on the large screen. Click here for more information.

“Coral Lyrics” — oil on canvas.(Eric Chiang)

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A memorial gathering for Dr. David Beck — the highly respected, longtime Westport Police Department physician — is set for this Sunday (June 26, 11 a.m., Beth Israel Chabad, 40 King Street, Norwalk). A full buffet brunch follows.

RSVP: info@bethisraelchabad.org.

Dr. David Beck

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The word is out: Old Mill Beach is the place to be.

At least, for a “Westport … Naturally” photo …

(Photo/Rick Benson)

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And finally … James Rado died Tuesday in New York. He was 90.

The New York Times described his legacy well: He “jolted Broadway into the Age of Aquarius as a co-creator of ‘Hair,’ the show, billed as an ‘American tribal love-rock musical’ that transfigured musical theater tradition with radical ’60s iconoclasm and rock ’n’ roll.” Click here for “Hair”‘s fascinating back story.

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5 responses to “Roundup: Parker Harding Driving, Burying Hill Jetty …

  1. RIP Dave Beck. Thanks for taking good care of two generations of the Eason family. Dan…It should read Sunday June 26…Thanks

  2. I have a different complaint regarding Parker Harding – When you exit onto the Post Road, there are two lanes, but no sign or pavement arrows to indicate which lane is for traffic going straight across the Post Road. I haven’t been there in several weeks so it may have been rectified, but it’s been that way for a long time.

  3. If you get a chance in the next week to visit Burying Hill and thank the construction team please do so. A job well done, and as I understand it earlier than originally scheduled. I did that today and the team appreciated the compliment.
    Art Schoeller
    President
    Greens Farms Association

  4. Robert Mitchell

    Saw Hair in preview in 1968. Have never enjoyed a show as much.

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