Yesterday’s Roundup gave an incorrect date for the Connecticut Siting Council’s public hearing on the cell tower application for 92 Greens Farms Road.
The correct date is next Tuesday, August 9.
The Zoom meeting begins at 2 p.m. with an evidentiary session. Public comment follows at 6:30 p.m. Click here for the link.
To participate in the 6:30 p.m. public comment session, email firstname.lastname@example.org with your name, email address and mailing address, by August 8. Public comments may also be submitted to the Council by email (see address above).
New England Hemp Farm — the CBD and hemp shop in Brooks Corner — will close on August 31.
But its many customers will still be able to buy rubs, drops, gummies and more, online.
Business is great, says owner Matt Bannon. His landlord has been good. But rents are rising, and as online sales rise, that’s where customers can find them.
“We give great thanks to this community,” Matt says. “When we first came to Main Street, knowledge of the benefits of CBS were a big unknown. The open-mindedness of this town was refreshing.
“We’ll miss the people most. We made thousands of friends, who support us in person. We look forward to continuing to serve and support them online.”
New England Hemp Farm is the approved vendor for Northeast Pharmacy Service. They represent almost 300 independent pharmacies.
Meanwhile, Matt continues to look for a local store that will carry their products. Interested owners can email email@example.com for information.
Last weekend’s Roundup noted that Wafu – the Asian fusion restaurant in Southport — is closed. But based on a phone call I made to the Westport location, in Bedford Square, which called itself “Korean BBQ,” I added that it was still open.
Yesterday, “06880” reader Clark Thiemann was dining at Amis. He noticed this sign:
To which we can only say: Wafu, WTF?
Last night’s screening of “The Sandlot” at the Remarkable Theater drive-in was perfect family fun.
The Imperial Avenue parking lot was filled with families like this one.
Baseball, movies, a gorgeous night — what’s not to like?
Tomorrow’s feature: “Mamma Mia!” (Wednesday, August 3, 8:15 p.m.; gates open at 7:15). Click here for tickets.
An “06880” reader warns recently learned of 5 unauthorized withdrawals from his wife’s debit card. The amount stolen was $520.
All took place at the ATM at 1460 Post Road East — while his wife was in possession of the card. She has never given her PIN to anyone.
Keep an eye on your statements. And on that ATM.
United Way of Coastal Fairfield County has given funds to 17 organizations. The goal is to increase equity and opportunity in 3 areas: health, education and financial stability. Amounts range from $5,000 to $20,000.
Among them: Westport-based Positive Directions. Click here for a full list.
The CT Challenge — a bike ride of varying lengths, in part through Westport, to raise funds for programs for cancer patients and survivors — always draws thousands of participants and spectators.
Every one has a story.
Last weekend, Dave Lowrie heard this:
“On a random bike ride, I came upon two men about to finish their second “Century Ride” (100 miles). When I sat with them after they finished, I learned that Alec Fraser, age 62, and Danny Faryniarz, 58, rode for Team Julian. It is named for Alec’s son, who succumbed to cancer at age 19.
“Julian was a student and water polo athlete at Santa Clara University. So last year Alec cycled across the country, from Connecticut to California in his honor.
“When he arrived in San Francisco, Alec was joined by 50 of Julian’s water polo teammates. They rode together the final 3 hours to Santa Clara, where the water polo pool was re-named for Julian.
“The foundation in his name (https://teamjf.org/ includes events throughout the year.
“On top of that, after Danny’s first 100-mile Challenge ride, he discovered he had type 1 diabetes. In spite of that he finished that and Saturday’s races. These guys are inspiration personified!”
Carl McNair is an avid environmentalist. He — and his family — walk the talk, in all that they do.
But even Carl was impressed by a guy he saw the other day, at Compo Beach.
“He rides his e bike — and tows his human powered surf ski,” Carl marvels.
He gets a good workout, too.
Rikki Gordon and Allen Peck’s beautiful Aussie Chloe is a perfect model for an early August “Westport … Naturally” feature.
And finally … this is International Clown Week.
So unless you suffer from coulrophobia — smile!
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