All around town today, flags fly proudly to honor our veterans.
Matt Murray captured this inspiring view this morning, on Compo Cove:
A reminder: Today’s Town Hall ceremony begins at 10:30 a.m, The Community Band will play; speakers include 1st Selectwoman Jen Tooker and Staples High School senior Tyler Clark; the Westport Police Honor Guard, American Legion Post 63 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 399 wilk participate too.
Firefighters work in hot spaces.
Now, the Westport Fire Department is trying to keep other people warm.
The “Share the Warmth” coat drive will provide winter apparel for hundreds of nearby residents in need.
Donations of new or gently used winter coats can be made at Fire Headquarters (515 Post Road East) and Town Hall through December 9.
Westport firefighters will sorting and transport the items to the Bridgeport Rescue Mission.
Good news for supporters of A Better Chance of Westport, and fans of Millie Rae’s.
On November 17, 20% of all sales will be donated to ABC — the great program that provides educational opportunities here to academically-gifted and highly motivated young men of color.
It’s a great way to buy holiday gifts and decorations, jewelry and more. Plus: wine and nibbles will be served from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
This first-ever MoCA Film Salon features 2 highly acclaimed documentaries about the art world.
“Jay Myself” is a behind-the-scenes documentary about photographer/ artist Jay Maisel — directed by renowned photographer and Westporter Stephen Wilkes). It’s set for December 10 (3 p.m.) A conversation with Wilkes follows the screening.
“The Art of Making It” (December 11, 3 p.m.) examines the lives of 17 young artists navigating emerging careers in the contemporary art world. It screens
Tickets ($20 for one show, $30 for both) include complimentary light bites. Drinks and cocktails will be available for purchase. Click here for tickets, and more information.
Yesterday’s story about Connoisseur Media CEO Jeff Warshaw shone a spotlight on a Westport resident using his business acumen to help communities.
It did not mention — because I did not know, until Dennis Jackson told me — that Warshaw has just been named chair of the Radio Advertising Bureau.
He’s a longtime advocate for the importance of radio. In his new position, he’ll have an even stronger voice.
Clocks have changed, but there’s still plenty of fall foliage left in the area.
Wendy Levy captured this classic “Westport … Naturally” scene at Devil’s Den:
And Finally … Joe Tarsia died last week in Pennsylvania. He was 88.
You may not know his name, but you’re heard his work. A recording engineer, he was a key developer of what the New York Times calls “the lush, fervent blend of soul, disco and funk known as the Sound of Philadelphia.” Click here for a full obituary.
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