Roundup: CPR Training …

If you’ve got 2 hours free on the afternoon of Saturday, March 11, you could save a life.

TAP Strength’s training session (3 to 5 p.m., 180 Post Road East) covers adult, child and infant CPR; AED training; obstructive airway management; personal safety; Connecticut’s Good Samaritan Law, and implied consent.

The cost is $50; $10 of each registration is donated to Westport EMS. For details, email, or call 203-292-9353.


Today’s “Westport … Naturally” image shows wildlife, in the middle of the busy Post Road.

No word on where this guy was headed from (Sakura? Cumberland Farms? Calise’s?) or to (McDonald’s?).

But he sure looks hungry.

(Photo/Viviana Vasiu)


And finally … on this day in 1791, Congress admitted Vermont to the Union, effective March 4. it had existed for 14 years as a de facto independent, largely unrecognized state.

Staples High School Class of 1966 graduate Jon Gailmor has lived in Vermont since soon after leaving the much-loved folk duo Carlson & Gailmor (with Staples classmate Rob Carlson).

The singer-songwriter has earned renown for bringing muaic to all corners of the state. He runs writing workshops in schools and for adults; he performs, and he hosted a kids’ radio show. He’s been named an official Vermont treasure for his work.

Years ago, Jon wrote a love song to his adopted state. It’s one of the most beautiful tunes I’ve ever heard. And his lyrics nail it.

Happy birthday, Vermont!


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