Roundup: Railroad Parking, Clarendon Art, Woman’s Club Show …

Prices for the Saugatuck and Greens Farms parking lots will increase on July 1.

The new rates are:

Single permit: $400 plus $25.40 state sales tax = $425.40 yearly

Multi-permit: $500 plus $31.75 state sales tax = $531.75 yearly.

Daily parking: $6. That’s the first daily parking increase since 2011.

For full information on railroad station parking, click here.

Weekdays at the train station are more crowded than this weekday shot. (Photo/Caroly Van Duyn)


Clarendon Fine Art has 80 locations in the UK.

Now they’ve got one in the US.

Their 22 Main Street gallery opened in February. Last night, a large crowd welcomed them, at their official launch party.

CEO Helen Swaby loved Westport, from the moment she saw it. She calls our town ‘a flourishing cultural and creative center (which), like Clarendon, has a strong commitment to preserving community, traditions, and quality of life.”

The world’s largest gallery group wants to make art “accessible to all.” They showcase an eclectic portfolio of artists, across a broad range of genres.

The new 2-story building features an international portfolio of originals, collector’s editions, and sculpture from famous names, alongside emerging talents.

Works from artists like Picasso, Miro, Warhol and Hockney; cutting edge pop, street, and contemporary art; more traditional work including landscape, wildlife, still life, figurative and abstract art, is all on view — and sale — at Clarendon.

Clarendon’s 2nd floor. (Photo/Dan Woog)


Speaking of art: There are plenty of great works at this weekend’s Westport Woman’s Club 8th annual show.

Yesterday, there was also A-list entertainment.

Rock & Roll Hall of Fame keyboardist Mark Naftalin (Paul Butterfield Blues Band) and Crispin Cioe — who has played sax with James Brown, the Rolling Stones, Solomon Burke, Darlene Love, Tom Waits, Ray Charles, Robert Palmer, Bronski Beat, the Ohio Players, Usher and others — offered music to admire art by. Both are Westporters.

The show ends today: 2 to 5 p.m., 44 Imperial Avenue.

Mark Naftalin and Crispin Cioe, at the Westport Woman’s Club.  (Photo/Miggs Burroughs)


In an age when every youngster seems to be on a device — and/or traveling up and down the East Coast playing youth sports — it’s nice to see that these kids had good old-fashioned fun yesterday, decorating a driveway on Gorham Avenue.

Elle and Axel Enslin, their mom Kara, and Charlotte Peters, hard at work.


Lovely lilacs are today’s “Westport … Naturally” featured flower. Thank you, Dana Kuyper!

(Photo/Dana Kuyper)


And finally … it’s great having Mark Naftalin as our neighbor (see story above). He is very generous with his time, and talent.

He’s sure had a legendary career. Here’s one small sample, from 1965:

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One response to “Roundup: Railroad Parking, Clarendon Art, Woman’s Club Show …

  1. No waiting list for a annual parking pass. Who ever thought we’d see the day?

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