Category Archives: Longshore

Pic Of The Day #1404

Longshore (Photo/Rowene Weems Photography)

Snowy Super Bowl Sunday: Final Edition

Longshore entrance (Photo/Danielle Dobin)

Sherwood Mill Pond

Hillspoint Road/Schlaet’s Point (Photo/Andrew Colabella)

Compo Beach benches (Photo/Andrew Colabella)

Long Island Sound (Photo/Andrew Colabella)

Compo jetty (Photo/Andrew Colabella)

Snowy Super Bowl Sunday: Sunset Edition

Longshore run (Photo/Tom Kretsch)

Library Riverwalk (Photo/Doris Ghitelman)

Slim pickings at Compo (Photo/Dina Upton)

Color from the yarn bomber, on Whitney Street (Photo/Molly Alger)

Highland Road (Photo/Ellen Wentworth)

Saugatuck Shores (Photo/Betty Lou Cummings)

And then there was light! (Photo/Ellen Wentworth)

Snow ends over Sherwood Mill Pond. (Photo/Matt Murray)

Bouffant on bronze girl statue near Compo Beach (Photo/Kristan Peters-Hamlin)

Burritt’s Creek (Photo/Richard Jaffe)

Beautiful sunset near Old Hill. (Photo/Anne Bernier)

In eastern Westport. (Photo/Lauri Weiser)

Tonight’s post-snow sunset over Gray’s Creek. (Photo/Clare Madden)

Snowy Super Bowl Sunday

No golf at Longshore today (Photo/Kathie Motes Bennewitz)

Foraging for food off River Lane (Photo/Larry Untermeyer)

Beauty at Kings Highway North and Wilton Road. (Photo/Gloria Gouveia)

View from a Highland Road window … (Photo/Ellen Wentworth)

… and a studio. (Photo/Judith Katz)

A splash of color (Photo/Judith Katz)

Betsy Kravitz is from Buffalo, so today’s weather is like a day at the (Compo) beach. Cricket and Ruby are having a great time too. (Photo/Hal Kravitz)

Not far away, at Burying Hill. (Photo/Seth Schachter)

Is it spring yet? The scene at Harvest Commons. (Photo/Peter Swift)

Spring Arrives In 48 Days!

Meanwhile, do you think the groundhog will see his shadow tomorrow?

Longshore entrance (Photo/Nicola Sharian)

… and the golf course (Photo/Nicola Sharian)

Canal Road, Saugatuck Shores: Which is the canal, and which is the road? (Photo/Gene Borio)

4:43 p.m., at Mark Mathias’ yard near downtown.

Roundup: Human Behavior, More

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A reader writes:

“I am curious about something I started seeing for a few weeks ago around Longshore: poop bags, tied up nicely, set upon a wall or sitting on the edge of the road.

“I can’t understand why dog walkers would spend the time to bring the bag and properly scoop it up, only to leave it sitting for others to look at or step on.

“Today on a short walk I saw at least 5 of these bags. Can someone help me understand what is going on, and why people think it’s okay to leave this trash all around?”

That’s like trying to understand why, after more than 60 court cases were thrown out (often by Republican judges), people still think an election decided by more than 7 million votes was rigged.

You can keep wondering. But you’re wasting your time.

(Photo/Lorraine Palumbo)

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And finally … there is no better way to celebrate and honor Martin Luther King Day than with Sam Cooke’s soaring anthem.

It may sound strange. But after all that’s happened in America, I still have a dream. I still believe a change is gonna come.

 

Roundup: Main Street, Weather, Longshore, More


(Photo/Jo Shields)


It started out as a white Christmas. By the end of the day, rain and 50-degree weather had washed most of the snow away.

All that remains are brown, crusty mounds like the ones below, at the Imperial Avenue parking lot.

The forecast is for temperatures in the high 40s today, 30s tomorrow and Wednesday, 40s and 50s the rest of the week and weekend.

Rain is predicted for New Year’s Eve. No big deal — you weren’t going out anyway, were you?

(Photo/Rowene Weems)


Was it a line for COVID testing — or the vaccine?

Perhaps PlayStation 5?

Nope, nope and nope.

This was the post-Christmas line outside Lululemon yesterday.

Jo Shields reports: “People waiting say it’s just social distancing, combined with shopping appointments and a limited number allowed in the store. Sounds like a really responsible company policy. Maybe even smart for sales.

“And although there were complaints about being cold, everyone was good natured and patient. And wearing masks.”


Barbara Levy entertained this good-looking — but hungry — visitor outside her Greens Farms home yesterday:

(Photo/Barbara Levy)


Pam Kesselman jokes: “Someone left a Big Bertha (large driver) in the 9th hole sand trap at Longshore. Please claim before it disappears.”

(Photo/Pam Kesselman)


And finally … we catch up with one more recently deceased musician.

Chad Stuart died last week of pneumonia. He was 79.

One-half of Chad & Jeremy — often confused with the longer-lived, more successful, equally cute British duo, one of whom also wore glasses — Chad & Jeremy made a brief career out of summer-themed songs.

And there’s this tidbit from Stuart’s New York Times obituary: describing Stuart’s solo career after the pair broke up: “At one point he opened for the hard-rock band Mountain in a bowling alley in Hartford, Conn.” Yesterday’s Roundup paid tribute to Mountain founder Leslie West, who died just 3 days after Chad Stuart.

0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 40 Gallery

Winter scenes predominate this week. That’s no surprise. And it’s no surprise that they run the gamut, in style and scope.

This is the last art gallery — of 2020, that is. Next week — January 1 — we’ll start our 2021 gallery.

The idea is to highlight submissions from any local artist. You don’t have to be a pro, or even experienced. We want it all!

Works should be inspired by, relevant to, or somehow, in some way, connected to our current lives. Student art of all ages is especially welcome.

Email dwoog@optonline.net, to share your work with the world.

“PAL Rink at Night” — oil panting (Eric Cole)

Untitled (Jennifer Skarupa, Staples High School Class of 1987)

“Happy Winter” greeting card (Amy Schneider)

“Turkey in Step With Man” (Robert Jacobs)

“New Golfers at Longshore” (Karen Weingarten)

Pic Of The Day #1345

Longshore light …(Photo/Patricia McMahon)

Roundup: COVID Testing, Cortez Refuse, Cross Country Skis, More


This was the scene yesterday at St. Vincent’s Health Services on Long Lots Road.

With COVID cases rising — locally, statewide and nationally — and the holidays near, demand for testing increases too.

(Photo/Randy Ford)


The after this season’s first snowfall, Katherine Calise found “an absolute angel.”

The path to her trash can had not yet been shoveled. Her recyclables were far away. Yet her collector — Chino Cortez, of Cortez Refuse — took out a shovel, and cleared a path to her cans.

“He is the kindest person — all around, the nicest person you could meet,” she says. “In the summer he sprays the garbage cans so you will not get sick.”

Others agree. On social media, they say he takes away Christmas trees, makes sure the cans are safely stored in the wind, and texts customers if they forget to put the trash out.

Chino also does cleanups and dump runs. You can email him at cortezrefuseservice@yahoo.com, or call 203-522-1250.


Among its many charms, Westport offers many spots for cross country skiing and snowshoeing. Longshore is a particular favorite.

While most snowshoers make parallel tracks to those laid down by cross country skiers, some don’t. Rick Yu reminds all to stay in their own lanes!

Down to the sea, by snowshoe and ski. (Photo/John Kantor)


And finally … the other day I posted the Royal Guardsmen’s “Snoopy’s Christmas” song, and wondered why I haven’t heard it this year.

Here’s another lost classic that deserves to stay in the rotation. It’s from 1958 — but it never gets old.