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Stay away from the William F. Cribari Bridge today. The Saugatuck River span is closed through 3 p.m., for inspection. Use alternate routes!
Registration for Senior Center October-December classes is underway for Westport residents. Non-residents can register beginning Monday (September 21).
The Senior Center also announces upcoming events:
- Parkinson’s Support (Sept. 23, Zoom, 10:15 a.m.)
- New to Medicare (Sept. 24, 5:30 p.m.)
- Summer Concert Series: Harpist Wendy Kerner (Sept. 25, Zoom, 1:30 p.m.)
- Caregiver Support (Sept. 30, Oct. 7 and 21, 10 a.m.)
- Bingo (Oct. 1, with delivered lunch (Pct. 1, Zoom, 1:15 p.m.)
- Just for Women (Oct. 1, 3:30 p.m.)
- Walk to End Alzheimer’s (Oct. 11).
For more information, click here, call 203-341-5099, email firstname.lastname@example.org/seniorcenter.
Smoke from the wildfires out west have reached Westport. This was the scene yesterday evening, at Compo Beach:
COVID has canceled many traditional activities. But not Oktoberfest!
Wakeman Town Farm celebrates outdoors on Thursday, October 8 (5:30 p.m.). Chef Alison Milwe Grace cooks up a great German meal (with a veggie option for non-meat eaters). Bring a sweater or jacket and your favorite German beer or adult beverage. Click here for details and tickets.
Teaching has always been stressful. During COVID, it’s exponentially tougher.
To help educators de-stress, Positive Directions has launched a Teacher Support Group. Trained counselors lead discussions Wednesdays from 7 to 8 p.m. via (of course) Zoom. The cost is $40 per session. Email email@example.com, or call 203-227-7644 for reservations.
With kids back at school — meaning more than half the time, they’re learning at home — parents may need a private office.
Serendipity Labs — the on-demand workspace at 55 Post Road West — offers a complimentary private day office for all new inquiries. It’s available weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Serendipity memberships include high-speed WiFi, complimentary coffee, spacious common areas, guest reception and concierge services. For details click here, call 203-979-4084 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Classic movies continue this Saturday (September 19, 8 p.m.) at the Remarkable Theater. Earthplace co-sponsors “Raiders of the Lost Artk.” Click here for tickets and more information.
Speaking of movies: Ethan Hawke will direct a new movie about the lives and careers of Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward. The project has the blessing of Woodward — now 90 — and the actors’ family.
The film is expected to focus on their 50-year marriage, including their decision to raise their children in Westport rather than Los Angeles. (Hat tip: Johanna Rossi)
And finally … today would have been B.B. King’s 95th birthday. He died 5 years ago, but the thrill of his blues guitar will never be gone.
Nearly half a year into the pandemic, it’s easy to dwell on what we miss.
The Memorial Day parade and July 4th fireworks. Large backyard barbecues. A normal school year. Life as we knew it.
But let’s not forget all that we have. Here in Westport, we are truly, bountifully blessed. We live in a loving, caring community. We have a broad array of resources to help us through.
And we have our beaches.
Staples High School senior Brandon Malin sent his drone flying over our shores. No matter how worried or down you feel, his astonishing photos will raise your spirits, and lift you high.
We don’t have a coronavirus vaccine yet. Until we do, these images are enough. (Click on or hover over to enlarge.)
2 Compo Beach photographers; 2 views; 1 idea: