It doesn’t get more neighborly than this.
In the middle of Greens Farms, on Prospect Road, Melissa and John Ceriale spent 20 years creating an 8-acre oasis. Gardens, trees, bushes and walking paths fill their property.
“Prospect Gardens” is one of the most beautiful spots in town. Most of us admire it — but only from the road.
Yesterday the couple invited all their neighbors over. Most came — including First Selectman Jim Marpe and his wife Mary Ellen.
Treats included apples from the orchard, cider and donuts. Every kid took a pumpkin home.
There was an observation bee hive, and honey tasting.
David Brant of the Aspetuck Land Trust spoke with Greens Farms residents about their Green Corridor project.
Debra Kandrak pitched her daffodil planting plan.
It was a socially distanced, supremely relaxing afternoon. Many neighbors said they’d driven, walked or run by the property for years. Now they know what’s happening behind the fence.
This spring, the Ceriales will add more beauty to their land. Owners of an adjacent house are moving. The Ceriales bought the property, and will take it down.
The former owners’ daughter and her husband were there today. They planted a patch of daffodils, to bloom long after their home is gone.
The “best Mediterranean cuisine” is coming to Westport.
At least, that’s what the sign says at the former Matsu Sushi, across from Jesup Green.
I’m not sure if the name of the new place is “Restaurant Apply Now,” or that’s just the email address. Details to follow.
The other day, a house was demolished on Compo Parkway:
However, it’s not just any house. A neighbor thinks it was the original barn for the onion fields on the street, back in the farming days.
At any rate, it’s now just one more Westport memory:
When Q104.3’s iHeartDaily blog interviewed Nile Rogers, the headline was: “Why He’s Writing More Than Ever.”
It’s an interesting look at the Rock & Roll Hall of Famer. And it includes his description of writing collaboratively with a partner in Los Angeles, while Nile is “basically living inside a box” in Westport.
Click here for those insights — and much more. (Hat tip: Johanna Rossi)
More music news:
Daniel Tashian — the Nashville-based, Grammy-winning producer/songwriter/ musician, and son of Staples High School graduates Barry (who played with The Remains, Flying Burrito Brothers and Emmy Lou Harris) and Holly Tashian (a country star with Barry as a duo) — has a new, intriguing collaboration.
Daniel is working with Burt Bacharach. Yes, he’s still writing and performing, at 92 years old. They recently released a number of songs under the name “Blue Umbrella.” Click the YouTube video below, and enjoy. (Hat tip: Jim Honeycutt)
And finally … Cardi B turns 28 today. I like it!