Each year, the American Institute of Architects’ Connecticut chapter sponsors a “Connecticut Treasures” contest.
The public is invited to explore the wealth and diversity of buildings from each of our state’s 8 counties. Then they vote on their favorite — based on design, historical relevance, or just because it’s the county they live in.
This year’s theme is “theaters.” The Fairfield County entrant is the Westport Country Playhouse.
Voting ends Friday (July 23, 11:59 p.m.). Click here for details.
From the Pickle Barrel to Blue Lemon and — most recently — Le Penguin, the building in the corner of Sconset Square nearest the Post Road has been many things.
It will soon be something else. When we find out exactly what, you’ll be the first to know.
It took a while. But the portable classrooms at Bedford Middle School are finally back on the road.
They were used when Coleytown Middle School was closed, due to mold. The school reopened in January.
Moving the massive structures was not easy. The turn from into the exit drive, from the north side of the school, was tight. And the parking lots are the the midst of a repaving project, making the going extra tough.
The portables served us well, when we needed them. Now they’re are on their way to some other district, for some other reason.
Congressman Jim Himes was in town last Saturday, for a “town hall” meeting at the Westport Library.
If you couldn’t get there — or want another chance to talk to your representative — he’s hosting a virtual town hall this afternoon (Tuesday, July 20, 5:30 p.m.).
He’s still 8 years away from his driver’s license. But 8-year-old Dylan Rosen got a glimpse of the good life Sunday, at the Westport PAL classic car show.
This Camaro was cool 60 years before he was born. It still is.
Dylan may be only 8 years old. But I’d bet the farm he can park better than a somehow-licensed driver, who walked away from this job on Riverside Avenue:
Still speaking of cars: This morning’s post about traffic woes in town drew plenty of comments.
Stephanie Bass has her own thoughts. This sign sits outside her Old Mill-area home:
Ben & Jerry’s is on one side of the Middle East controversy. Morton Williams is on the other.
The Vermont-based ice cream maker announced it will no longer sell in the Occupied Palestinian Territory. In response, the New York supermarket change is slashing its Ben & Jerry’s products by 70%, will stop promoting it in its weekly ads, and will demote the brand to the “least desirable locations” of its freezers.
That quote comes from Avi Kaner, Morton Williams co-owner, and former Westport 2nd selectman and Board of Finance chair.
He explained: “Of all the places in the world to boycott, Ben & Jerry’s has chosen to target the one Jewish nation in the world.”
Click here for the full New York Post story.
I try to stay away from beach sunrise or sunset photos. I get up to 10 a day, and can’t possibly use 99% of them. (Gentle hint…)
But this shot was different. Here’s how to make the “06880” sunrise cut:
George Billis Gallery on Main Street hosts a free, open cocktail reception for its next group show tomorrow (Wednesday, July 21, 5 to 7 p.m.).
Featured artists include Derek Buckner, Julian Cardinal, Alice Federico, Paul Pitsker, Jeffrey Reed and Jarvis Wilcox.
Today’s “Westport … Naturally” image is from Judith Katz’s garden of earthly delights.
And finally … on this date in 1969, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin became the first humans to walk walk on the moon. Ten others have followed. The last 2 — Eugene Cernan and Harrison Schmitt — made the journey in 1972.
There are squintillions of songs with “moon” in the title. These are a few favorites: