Category Archives: Pic of the Day

Pic Of The Day #431

Time for a swim, at Ned Dimes Marina (Photo/Sandy Rothenberg)

Pic Of The Day #430

Fairfield County Hunt Club. Their prestigious June Horse Show ends Saturday. There’s competition all day (and great food), with the Grand Prix starting at 1:30 p.m. Admission is free. (Photo/Greenshotz Photography)

Pic Of The Day #429

Mother and sonset (Photo and caption/Andrew Colabella)

Pic Of The Day #428

Nyala Farm (Photo/Patricia McMahon)

Pic Of The Day #426

Waiting for the Compo Beach showers (Photo/Sandy Rothenberg)

Photo Challenge #181

I thought I knew my “06880” readers.

But you know Westport better than I know you.

Five minutes after I posted last week’s photo challenge — one I thought was particularly tough — Andrew Colabella emailed with the correct answer.

David Sampson, Matt Murray, Morley Boyd, Rob Hauck and Arline Gertzoff soon followed.

Then came Michael Calise, Mary Cookman Schmerker, Seth Goltzer, Amelie  Babkie and Jaimie Dockray.

All knew that Susan Iseman’s shot showed the flower boxes outside the “Mill Building” on Richmondville Avenue. (Click here to see the photo.)

Built in 1814, the Richmondville Manufacturing Company was run by 4 generations of the Lees family. (That’s why it’s Lees Pond, Dam and Lane, not Lee’s.)

They manufactured tinsel ribbon cords, fringes, ribbons, boucle, seine and cotton twines, candlewick and cords. It was powered by a millrace diversion of the Saugatuck River.

Today the handsome brick building — similar to those in many New England towns — has been repurposed as offices.

Richmondville — off Main Street, just around the corner from the (sigh) former Crossroads Ace Hardware — may be a little out of sight.

Clearly though, it’s not out of Westporters’ minds.

This week’s photo challenge shows one of my favorite hidden gems of Westport. If you know where it is, click “Comments” below.

(Photo/Ken Palumbo)

Pic Of The Day #425

Kids on the Compo Beach lifeguard stand (Photo by Coleytown Middle School 6th grader Ashley Carcara; photo editing by Melody Stanger)

Pic Of The Day #424

Westport, from atop the Yankee Doodle Fair Ferris wheel.

Pic Of The Day #423

The Westport Farmers’ Market strongly supports sustainable agriculture.

But its commitment to the environment extends beyond “grow and eat local.”

At the Market today, silverware replaced plastic utensils. One fork, knife or spoon can be used over and over, thousands of times.

Prominent signs pointed the way — and educated market-goers on the importance of recycling.

(Photo/Dan Woog)

Pic Of The Day #422

Compo Beach pavilion (Photo/Amy Schneider)