Grow your own.
Starting today, Connecticut residents 21 and older can grow marijuana at home. Plants should be kept indoors, away from children and pets and not visible to the public.
There are limits: 3 mature and 3 immature plants, and no more than 12 plants per household.
Connecticut legalized adult-use cannabis in July 2021. Recreational sales began in January. For a full CT Mirror story, click here.
Lynsey Addario is featured in tomorrow’s New York Times Magazine.
The Staples High School Class of 1991 graduate/Pulitzer Prize- and MacArthur Fellow winner photographed, videoed and wrote the text for “A Boy’s Life on the Front Lines.”
It’s a tragically inspiring and moving account of an 11-year-old Ukrainian, navigating a childhood transformed by war.
But you don’t have to wait until tomorrow. Click here for the raw reality of one young life, in a brutal war that rages still. (Hat tips: John Hartwell and Roberta Wise)
Life amid the rubble. (Photo/Lynsey Addario for the New York Times)
Miggs Burroughs has been a Westport Weston Family YMCA member for decades.
He hasn’t been around as long as the Y itself. But the award-winning artist is helping the community organization celebrate its 100-year anniversary, with a fun, engaging “This is My Y” selfie project.
To take part, take a selfie (or have someone snap a photo of you) while you are in or around the Y — a spot where you would say, ‘This is my Y.” Shooting hoops, pumping iron, doing Pilates, swimming — it’s all good.
Then email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. The deadline is August 4.
NOTE: Please send high-quality images(largest/actual size). And please don’t include other people’s faces in your photo.
Not a selfie — but a celebration of one of the Y’s many activities.
Another important institution — the Westport Country Playhouse — hosts “Summer Thrillers: A Mystery Author Discussion” — as part of its second summer production, “Dial M for Murder.”
Mystery authors Christin Brecher, Edwin Hill and Andrea Penrose will discuss the mysteries of mystery writing on July 9 (2 p.m., WCP barn; free with reservation — click here).
There’s time for an audience Q-and-A. Books will be on sale, with authors available for signing.
“Dial M for Murder” — the classic suspense thriller about a devious husband, his wealthy wife and her lover — runs July 11 through 29. Click here for more information, and tickets.
The new sculpture on Soundview Drive has drawn interest — and praise — from the many folks who stroll the beach exit road.
It was moved earlier this week’s from the owner’s previous home, in Greenwich. Here’s a nighttime view:
Speaking of Soundview Drive:
Every year at the fireworks, thousands of Westporters have fun walking and biking up and down the beach exit road.
Closed to traffic, with parties up and down (and in the middle of) the street, it’s a bit like Venice Beach in California (Westport-style).
Every year, I wonder — right here on “06880” — why we can’t do this more often. Wouldn’t it be great, I ask, if on 2 or 3 Sundays every year, Soundview is closed to vehicles? Bands could play. Jugglers could juggle; face painters could face paint. Everyone would have a blast.
Every year, people say “What a cool idea!”
And every year, there’s no follow up.
So, here’s my challenge: If you’d like to explore the idea of closing Soundview Drive to traffic a couple of times each summer, click “Comments” below. Or email email@example.com.
Hopefully, other Westporters think this is a “sound” idea.
Strolling along Soundview Drive. (Photo/Dan Woog)
The other day, Richard Hyman spotted several Mylar balloons near the Sherwood Island State Park shore.
“They bring short-term joy, but long-term pain: to animals that mistakenly eat them and die.” he says.
To learn more, he offers this link to a non-profit group, Balloons Blow.
A danger to nature. (Photo/Richard Hyman)
Sorelle Gallery’s next exhibition, “Kaleidoscope,” features new artwork by Connecticut artists Kelly Rossetti and Alina B. It opens Thursday (July 7), with a reception the next day (Friday, July 8, 3 to 5 p.m.).
Click here for more information.
Two works in Sorelle Gallery’s upcoming “Kaleidoscope” exhibition.
Robert Perliss died Wednesday. He was 96.
The Brooklyn Polytech graduate spent a long career in space exploration, most notably as a senior engineer on NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope under Perkin-Elmer. He was honored by the Goddard Space Flight Center for his contributions to the success of the HST.
He also served as an engineer on the KH-9 Hexagonal and inception of the Kitt Peak Observatory, one of the largest solar telescopes in the world.
Bob was a long-time member of Temple Israel, and an active contributor to libraries in Westport and Norwalk. He donated extensive documents on the Hubble program.
Bob was good friends with New York comic writers Jerry Marcus, Orlando Busino, Dana Fradon and more. He was very proud of the superheroes created by family members Martin Goodman and Stan Lee.
Bob is survived by wife, Ruth-Anne; children Steve (Jolie Chan), Leora Freedman (Eric); stepdaughters Jody Melissa and Lorraine Ring, and grandchildren Nessiya, Molly-Anne, Ila, Claire, and Alec.
Westport has plenty of great breakfast spots.
This osprey headed home the other day, past the library, after picking up a meal for the family. It didn’t stop — but Ellen Patafio captured the “Westport … Naturally” image well.
And finally … as Connecticut residents are now able to legally grow marijuana at home:
(After you finish planting your own cannabis [see story above], please consider a contribution to “06880.” Just click here — and thank you!)