Sustainable Westport — the town’s non-profit advisory environmental committee — recently surveyed all candidates running for the Representative Town Meeting, Board of Education, Board of Finance and Planning & Zoning Commission.
36% of candidates responded. Click here to view their answers.
Last weekend’s first “bridge slide” — replacement of the I-95 Saugatuck Avenue bridge, with resultant closures and diversions of the highway — went smoothly.
Until Sunday afternoon.
The second (and final) slide is set for next weekend. It begins at 8 p.m. Friday, November 3, and is scheduled to end at 6 a.m. Monday, November 6.
Last weekend’s work ended sooner than expected. Fingers crossed …
On Wednesday (November 1, 7:30 p.m., Town Hall auditorium), the Board of Finance holds a public meeting.
Most items are routine: financial reports, status updates, appropriation requests.
Tucked into the agenda — #4, of 8 items — is “Long Lots Building Project (Discussion only).”
The meeting will be livestreamed at www.westportct.gov. Meeting materials will be available there too.
The Board of Finance will discuss the Long Lots Elementary School project on Wednesday. It faces further review from other town bodies too.
Wednesday’s Roundup included a plea from a reader to golfers to stop chipping balls into water. She recently fished over 100 out of Long Island Sound, at Burying Hill Beach.
Yesterday brought a different kind of fish to the same beach.
Three baby sharks washed ashore. Nicholas Eisenberger — who sent along this photo from his Greens Farms neighbor, Margaret Schwabe — wonders if this is very normal, somewhat normal, or quite unusual.
Marine biologists: Click “Comments” below!
Sharks, at Burying Hill Beach. (Photo/Margaret Schwabe)
Speaking of beaches: The raising and moving of the 1917 house on Compo Cove continues to fascinate everyone who lives at or walks by Old Mill Beach.
Here’s a photo from yesterday:
The Westport Farmers’ Market is all about healthy eating.
As part of their mission, next Thursday’s market (November 2, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Imperial Avenue parking lot) includes a Health & Wellness event.
Dharma Massage will discuss the value of massage, and provide 10-minute chair sessions. Zion Physical Therapy will teach shoppers proper stretching plans. Pause + Purpose has teamed up with GWell to offer Gu Shaw treatments, and will speak to the benefits of meditation.
In addition, Mae Farrell — head of WFM’s”Get Growing” program — will show attendees — including children — how to make healing bath salts.
And nutrition and recipe expert Terry Walters will share recipes and answer questions on how to best nurture bodies with healthy food.
All that is in addition to the usual vendors — and healthy food.
Three new exhibits have been unveiled at the Westport Library.
Suzanne Benton’s “All About Color” is featured in the Sheffer Gallery. Norm Siegel’s “Visual Curiosities” is in the South Gallery, while “Showtime!” — a series of selections from the Westport Public Art Collections — can be seen in the Jesup Gallery.
They run through January 8, 2024. Each includes a special artist reception: November 1 for Benton, November 8 for Showtime!, and November 20 for Siegel. The Benton and Siegel events include artists’ talks.
From left: “Yanone C” by Hiromitsu Takahashi, courtesy WestPAC; “Tilted Finish” by Norm Siegel; “Continuum” by Suzanne Benton.
With rain predicted tomorrow, La Plage has postponed its Patio Closing party.
The Inn at Longshore restaurant begins winter hours this week. They’ll be open Sunday, Wednesday and Thursday from 11:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. They’re closed Monday and Tuesday, through April.
Beginning Wednesday (November 1), they’ll offer a 5-course tasting menu for $85. A wine pairing menu will also be available.
As Breast Cancer Awareness Month ends, Chocolatieree reminds “06880” readers of their fundraiser.
They created a “Save the Tatas” collection. 50% of all sales will be donated to Pink Aid Westport.
The collection includes a $20 ruby (pink) chocolate tata pop, and 6 pink heart palettes in dark chocolate.
The collection can be ordered (and shipped) through their website, and can be shipped or picked up at their Church Lane shop.
There is also an option for the chocolates to be sent to a location like a cancer center or food insecurity site. Click here to see.
Today’s “Westport … Naturally” feature wanders over the border, to Weston.
It’s definitely worth the trip, for this shot:
And finally … well, you knew this was coming:
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