Roundup: Homes With Hope, Compo Movies, Finding Westport …

Homes with Hope announces that volunteers are again welcome inside the Gillespie Center community kitchen and food pantry.

Volunteer guidelines have been modified, in accordance with the CDC’s COVID guidelines for shelter settings.

Click here for more more information, and to volunteer.

Volunteers are back at the Gillespie Center. (File photo)


Free family “Summer Movie Nights” return to Compo Beach.

“Luca” will be screened on Thursday, August 4 (8:15 p.m.). It’s followed by “Soul” on Thursday, August 25 (7:45 p.m.).

The films will be shown on the field near the basketball courts.


How do you say Westport without saying Westport? Jillian Elder of Finding Westport — the online seller of iconic “Westport” t-shirts, mugs and other goodies — wondered.

The result: Some clever new designs, Click here to see (and order).

One of several new tees.


Matt Murray is lucky enough to live on Sherwood Mill Pond.

He enjoys photographing the ever-changing scenery — particularly at sunrise and sunset. Here’s a recent egret sighting, for “Westport … Naturally”:

(Photo/Matt Murray)


And finally … 2 cities — worlds apart — celebrate birthdays today

Baghdad was founded in 762. Nearly 1,000 years later, in 1729, so was Baltimore.

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9 responses to “Roundup: Homes With Hope, Compo Movies, Finding Westport …

  1. Michelle Garvey

    Shouldn’t that read the Partrick wetlands?

  2. John F. Suggs

    Umm. Someone really should tell Jillian that she has a misspelling on her Westport centric T-Shirts. It is Partrick Wetlands not Patrick. Ooops!

  3. Jennie Pickering

    Partrick’s brother Patrick Wetlands gets all the credit 🙂

  4. Jalna Jaeger

    I love the bird photo but think that it is a great blue heron!

  5. Nancy Wilson

    Love the Westport t shirt but Partrick is spelled wrong 🙁

  6. Susan Iseman

    Yes, but isn’t it PARTRICK? But maybe that’s misspelled on purpose…?