Roundup: Plumed Serpent, MoCA Music …

Last October, a fire damaged Plumed Serpent. It was contained in the front of the popular bridal and formal gown store in Colonial Green, and no one was hurt.

But all merchandise was gone.

They promised they’d reopen. And while closed, the shop hosted appointments for fittings and pick-ups.

Plumed Serpent has kept their promise. They’re back in business.

Area brides (and their mothers) just heaved huge sighs of relief. (Hat tip: Molly Alger)

(Photo/Molly Alger)


Pianist Adam Tendler headlines this Friday’s “Music at MoCA” series (July 15, 7 p.m.).

The Lincoln Center Emerging Artists Award honoree will perform a diverse contemporary program, with selections by Aaron Copland, Philip Glass and Darius Milhaud.

Music at MoCA concert series curator (and Staples High School graduate) Alexander Platt will share readings from “Madame Bovary” to complement Tendler’s pieces written by Milhaud for the film version of the novel.

Early arrivals can enjoy MoCA’s “Women Pulling at the Threads of Social Discourse” exhibit, and purchase food and drinks. Click here for in-person and virtual tickets, and more information.


Ed Simek writes:

“I noticed this contraption on the chimney of a house on Clapboard and Turkey Hill. Anyone born after 1970 probably doesn’t know what it’s for.”

(Photo/Ed Simek)

So — what is it? How was it used? Click “Comments” only if you were born after 1970!


Nearly every day, Jimmy Izzo rises early to see the Compo Beach sunrise.

No wonder (well, lots of wonder). It changes every day.

This was the scene yesterday — truly “Westport …Naturally”-worthy.

(Photo/Jimmy Izzo)


And finally … in honor of the reopening of Plumed Serpent:




7 responses to “Roundup: Plumed Serpent, MoCA Music …

  1. Is that a ham radio antenna? My dad had a giant on on top of our house, much to my mom’s dismay.

    • Unlikely that it’s an amateur antenna. Looks like a wideband VHF/UHF TV antenna. As Chip points out below there are still plenty of TV stations broadcasting digital TV over the air.

  2. Peter Mihalick

    Nice picture Jim. Must have had your coffees first😂

  3. Chip Stephens (SHS '73)

    Actually there are many new stations broadcasting over the air. If you have a digital tv there are apps and even a scan of channels can unlock the free access

  4. Baxter Urist

    It looks like a chimney. People used to burn wood in a fireplace to heat the home and snuggle up together. The smoke went up the chimney.

  5. David Abrams

    I drove a school bus for Massiello in the winter and spring of 1977. Ginny, the dispatcher/supervisor person, assigned me three routes (elementary, Jr, and High School) down by the beach every day. Every day, twice a day, at pretty much the same time. The changing light was amazing, the changing water was amazing. Cloudy days of dead calm where you couldn’t tell when the where the water stopped and the sky started all the way to days of high wind and actual large waves with blowing sand. The beach is always good.

  6. Andrew Braskamp

    That contraption is a vote changing antenna that is connected to Italian satellites.