In the days following Ted Diamond’s death at 105, Westporters have shared memories of the World War II hero, former 2nd Selectman and 67-year Westport friend and neighbor.
Scott Smith shares something else: a pair of videos.
In 2010, Smith chaired the town’s 50th-anniversary celebration of the purchase of Longshore. As part of the event, he conducted a series of interviews with longtime residents.
In this clip, Diamond describes how he and 1st Selectwoman Jacqueline Heneage worked to save the Inn at Longshore:
Smith also interviewed Diamond and Victor DeMaria about their Longshore memories:
Speaking of videos: A capacity crowd welcomed Twiddle last weekend, for a 2-day Levitt Pavilion festival.
They were not disappointed. The Vermont-based jam band put on great shows.
And Twiddle was not disappointed with Westport.
Yesterday on Facebook they said: “Still thinking about how incredible last weekend was at Levitt Pavilion in Westport, CT. So much love for everyone who came out and joined us. See you tonight in Wisconsin for Phlowfest.”
They also uploaded a fantastic video of their shows to social media. Their videographer captured the music, the audience, and some killer drone footage too.
We’re not quite Woodstock or Newport. But it makes us look pretty damn close. Click here to see.
Speaking of the Levitt Pavilion: There are many things to worry about in Westport.
Having a concert stage named for a convicted sex offender and disgraced financier is not one of them.
At 9 p.m. last night, I got an email from a worried Westporter. She said: “This stage name for Levitt Pavilion is a disgrace for Westport. Can you investigate? Just trying to enjoy a nice night at Levitt Pavillon. My visitors are very concerned about my home. EPSTEIN?”
The handsome stage was named — and dedicated — in 2015. It honors Geri and David Epstein, in recognition of their $500,000 gift during the renovation of the outdoor entertainment center.
Relax. Chill. Enjoy the show!
“Westport … Naturally” has featured ospreys on the Post Road by Fresh Market, and at Longshore, Sherwood Mill Pond and Burying Hill Beach.
There’s osprey on Cockenoe Island too. Carl McNair snapped this photo of the much-less-noticed raptor:
And finally … on this date in 1789, the US established the Department of War.
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