Tag Archives: Compo Beach cannons

And Snow It Goes

It’s been snowing steadily since mid-morning.

The forecast calls for continued snow through most of the afternoon and evening. There could be a change to rain and/or a wintry mix later. Winds may gust up to 50 miles an hour.

Isn’t it so much better to be stuck inside because of a blizzard, instead of stuck inside by COVID?

The classic Compo cannons (Photo/Nicola Sharian)

Saugatuck River from 301 Riverside Avenue, next to Rive Bistro. (Photo/Joe Massoud)

Three deer often hang out in Wendy Crowther’s yard. This morning, one bedded down beneath a hemlock tree, using it as an umbrella. (Photo/Wendy Crowther)

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Iconic Westport cannons at sunrise … (Photo/Jimmy Izzo)

… and firing away (Photo/Mike Zitomer)

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Compo Beach, early morning … (Photo/Amy Schneider)

… and at night (Photo/Sile Marrinan)

Happy Birthday, Finding Westport!

Finding Westport turns 2 years old today. The website for local businesses and services — which includes a comprehensive what’s-up list during the pandemic — is the brainchild of Jillian Elder.

Yesterday she ran around town celebrating. She brought a pineapple — hey, why not? — and visited businesses and other sites, hoping her photos would bring smiles.

She’ll post the shots on social media throughout today. Here’s a preview.

Smile!

Bedford Square

Train station

Compo Beach cannons

Compo Beach lifeguard stand (Photos/Jillian Elder)

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Serene scenes at Compo Beach … (Photo/Katherine Bruan)

… and the jetty … (Photo/Lauri Weiser)

… and Sherwood Mill Pond … (Photo/Ed Simek)

… and back at Compo, at night (Photo/Tom Leyden)

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Compo Beach cannons (Photo/Sile Marrinan)

Compo Beach Is Open, And Ready For Westporters …

… but are Westporters ready for Compo?

(Photos/Amy Schneider)

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South Beach sunset …

… and the cannons (Photos/Larry Untermeyer)

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The other day, alert “06880” reader Julian Oldale had lunch at Porsche America’s headquarters restaurant, in Atlanta. There were many cool vintage auto photos on the wall. This one looked quite familiar:

The caption notes that the Porsche 356 B coupe’s model year was 1960. You can tell the photo was taken around then — just look at all the rocks on the beach.

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Cannon dog (Photo/Charlotte Axthelm)