Tag Archives: Blizzard of 2013

No Softball Today

Or any day in the foreseeable future.

At any field in town.

The situation at Luciano Park — near the railroad station — might be tougher than other spots, though.

Luciano Park

In addition to receiving tons of plowed snow, it was also badly damaged last fall, when Sunday flea market vendors drove on the grass in a  downpour. The flea market folks were going to pay for repairs, but “06880” readers say they have not yet been done.

Should be interesting once the snow melts.

#nemoworship

When Rev. Debra Haffner was snowed in by this weekend’s blizzard, she didn’t pray for a miracle. Or even a plow.

She took to Twitter.

#nemoworshipUsing the hashtag #nemoworship, Rev. Haffner — community minister at Westport’s Unitarian Church — created a “virtual service.”

A couple of dozen people participated, according to WSHU, which broadcast the story this morning.

One of Rev. Haffner’s tweets gave thanks for “safety, heat and electricity, (and) virtual companionship.”

She ended: “Thanks be to God, for all who tried our tweet experiment.”

(Click here — then click “Listen” on the WSHU page — to hear the  full story.)

One Last Look At Nemo, Before The Beautiful Snow Turns To Ice And Crud

Thank God no one vandalized the Minuteman statue today. (Photo by Katherine Hooper)

Thank God no one vandalized the Minuteman statue today. (Photo by Katherine Hooper)

The Post Road looked positively serene earlier this afternoon. (Photo by Katherine Hooper)

The Post Road looked positively serene earlier this afternoon. (Photo by Katherine Hooper)

There were no white sales on Main Street today. (Photo by Katherine Hooper)

There were no white sales on Main Street today. (Photo by Katherine Hooper)

Charlotte Frank is the standard against which the Blizzard of 2013 will be measured.

Charlotte Frank is the standard against which the Blizzard of 2013 will be measured.

Ethan and Molly Frank find fun in a snow fort.

Ethan and Molly Frank find fun in a snow fort.

The Old Mill parking lot was filled with sand after Hurricane Sandy. Now Nemo dealt it a different blow. (Photo by Matt Murray)

The Old Mill parking lot was filled with sand after Hurricane Sandy. Nemo dealt it a different blow. (Photo by Matt Murray)

Little kids weren't the only ones putting the Blizzard of 2013 to good use. Party on, Westport!

Little kids weren’t the only ones putting the Blizzard of 2013 to good use. Party on, Westport!

Finding Nemo: Kids, Animals And Snowed-In Cars Edition

Whatever got Westporters outside today — bright sunshine, brisk wind, the need to walk dogs or shovel walks — we brought our cameras.

Here’s a snapshot of our town, the day after the Blizzard of 2013 blew in.

Bobbi Essagof captioned this simply "Jeter and Eliot walk downtown."

Bobbi Essagof captioned this simply “Jeter and Eliot walk downtown.”

Another shot of the iconic snow mound downtown. This one comes courtesy of Joelle Malic.

Another shot of the iconic snow mound downtown. (Photo by Joelle Malic)

Joelle Malic's "King of the Mountain" photo.

Joelle Malic’s “King of the Mountain” shot.

A sight you will never again see: The deserted Post Road, 12:30 on a Saturday afternoon.

A sight you will never again see: The deserted Post Road, 12:30 p.m. Saturday.

When a dog's gotta go... (Photo by Bobbi Essagof)

When a dog’s gotta go… (Photo by Bobbi Essagof)

As usual, a cat was in charge. (Photo by Audrey Hertzel)

As usual, a cat was in charge. (Photo by Audrey Hertzel)

Terry Brannigan spent hours blowing snow. Then his boys turned it into a fort.

Terry Brannigan spent hours blowing snow. Then his boys turned it into a fort.

Adrian Mueller and his 9-year-old son Jaden (hidden, left) shoveled snow off their roof.

Adrian Mueller and his 9-year-old son Jaden (hidden, left) shoveled snow off their roof.

"Look how high the snow is!" says the daughter of a photographer named Meredith.

“Look how high the snow is!” says the daughter of a photographer named Meredith.

This is what happens when you leave your car in the post office parking lot overnight in a blizzard.

This is what happens when you leave your car in the post office parking lot overnight in a blizzard.

In the middle of last night's snow, Zack Swanson built an igloo.

In the middle of last night’s snow, Zack Rosenberg built an igloo…

...and Clay Singer and Michelle Pauker created this snowman. Clay is 6-2, so I'm guessing the snowman is 9 feet tall.

…and Clay Singer and Michelle Pauker created this snowman. Clay is 6-2, so I’m guessing the snowman is 9 feet tall.

Still, as Audrey Hertzel's gorgeous photo reminds us, spring is right around the corner.

Still, as Audrey Hertzel’s gorgeous photo reminds us, spring is right around the corner.

How We’re Finding Nemo

“06880” readers shared these photos this morning.

Now we’re looking for good action shots of kids, old folks — even dogs — playing or romping. Send ’em to: dwoog@optonline.net.

Enjoy! Stay warm! Have fun!

A lovely shot, somewhere in Westport, from a reader who did not identify him or herself.

A lovely photo, from Pam Barkentin Blackburn’s deck on Richmondville Avenue.

A serene shot by Julie Mombello, at the corner of North Turkey Hill and Long Lots.

A serene shot by Julie Mombello, at the corner of North Turkey Hill and Long Lots.

David Conneely shoveled a path to his iFloat spa (above Oscar's). He's open for relaxation.

David Conneely shoveled a path to his iFloat spa (above Oscar’s). He’s open for relaxation.

Earlier -- while walking to work -- David Conneely shot this photo near downtown Westport.

Earlier — while walking to work — David Conneely shot this photo near downtown Westport.

The snow was symmetrical in William Ellis' backyard.

The snow was symmetrical in Trey Ellis’ backyard.

Larry Perlstein's birdhouse was nearly buried.

Larry Perlstein’s birdhouse was nearly buried.

Randy Christophersen needed a heavy-duty stick to measure his 18-inch snowfall.

Randy Christophersen needed a heavy-duty stick to measure his 18-inch snowfall.

Randy Christophersen also sent this shot of cat trails at his South Compo Road home. Note the power line still standing. Unlike previous storms, virtually no outages were reported in Westport.

Randy Christophersen also sent this shot of cat trails at his South Compo Road home. The evergreen bent — but the power line stood. Unlike previous storms, virtually no outages were reported in Westport.

Normally busy Evergreen Avenue is completely snow-swept, in this photo by Jill McGroarty.

Normally busy Evergreen Avenue was completely snow-swept, in this photo by Jill McGroarty.

A woman named Catherine can't open her door.

A woman named Catherine couldn’t open her door.

How green was my Nemo? Diane Lowman captured this scene.

How green was my Nemo? Diane Lowman captured this scene.

Yeah, It Really Does Look Like 24 Inches…

…or even more:

Blizzard of 2013

If you’ve got cool photos of Nemo The Blizzard of 2013, send ’em along:  dwoog@optonline.net.

Meanwhile, enjoy it while you can. Monday’s forecast calls for rain.