Category Archives: weather

Pics Of The Day #1100

This afternoon’s weather was crazy: thunder, lightning, heavy rain and hail. David Squires lives in Greens Farms. He calls these photos “Spring Meets Winter on Summer Hill.”

(Photos/David Squires)

Meanwhile, this was the scene at Nathalie Jacobs’ home:

(Photo/Nathalie Jacobs)

And at Willowbrook Cemetery:

(Photo/Danny Amoruccio)

Looking Back At An Unsung Hero: Snow Day Edition

Alert “06880” reader and native Westporter Seth Van Beever writes:

The unsung hero of every child in Westport on a snow day was John La Barca at WMMM. We listened closely to the alphabetical school closings announcements.

A snow day was all about going to Birchwood Country Club to go sledding.

Oh yeah. I remember. Every 10 minutes or so, John would start: Ansonia, Amity Regional, Bethel…

It was an agonizing wait. Who cared about Our Lady of Fatima? Did it even exist?

But then — right after “Weston…” we would hear “Westport.”

And all would be right with the world.

In addition to Birchwood, Winslow Park (pictured this past March) and Greens Farms Elementary School are great sledding spots. (Photo/Patricia McMahon)