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Roundup: Compo Cove, Compo Cold, St. Patrick’s Day …

One of the most well-known homes in Westport — 48 Compo Mill Cove, the one closest to Old Mill Beach beyond the Sherwood Mill Pond pedestrian bridges — sold recently.

Now the second most well-known home on the Cove — #43 — is on the market.

43 Compo Mill Cove (Photo courtesy of MLS)

Built in 1940 (original location: the other side of the walking path), the property is just .18 acres.

But it’s surrounded by nearly 100 acres of the Mill Pond, and preserve. The sun and moon both rise over the pond, and there are stunning views in every direction. It’s the only house on the left side of the Cove’s path.

The 2-bedroom cottage needs work (and to be raised, to mitigate flood concerns).

The listing price is $1,999,000. For more information, click here.


Speaking of the beach:

On Saturday, Simon Gurvets noticed a dozen or so people wading into the Compo Beach water. They were all ages, and both genders.

The stayed for about 20 minutes. Simon stayed too — fascinated, and snapping photos.

From the 45-degree warmth of the sand.

Everyone into the water! (Photo/Simon Gurvets)


Bonnie Erickson lives in Monroe. But the Staples High School Class of 1971 member still feels connected to Westport.

She also wants to do whatever she can to help others in need.

So when she saw an “06880” Roundup item about a call to assemble 600 life-saving medical kits that will be hand delivered to front line units in Ukraine, she headed last night to The Readiness Collective in the SoNo Collection mall.

The event was organized by Staples High School graduates Jesse and Sefra Levin. The twins are readiness skills specialists, whose company — Tactivate – prepares people for survival worldwide.

Jesse and Sefra have worked in Ukraine since last February.

Last night’s diverse group, assembling medical kits. (Photo/Bonnie Erickson)


Sure, and though it’s still January, the fine folks at Stop & Shop are already thinking about … St. Patrick’s Day.

Forget Valentine’s. No way, Presidents Day.

This display is all about the green.

In more ways than one.

Late January, at Stop & Shop. (Photo/Dinkin Fotografix)


From green to red, orange and purple …

Today’s “Westport … Naturally” photo shows a colorful daybreak, from the kitchen window of Mark Yurkiw’s Cross Highway home.

(Photo/Mark Yurkiw)


And finally … as noted above, it’s still January. But — as Stop & Shop shows — it’s never too early to celebrate March 17.

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Pic Of The Day #1430

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, from the Westport Country Playhouse. (Don’t worry — it’s the wonders of photo editing software!) (Photo from the Playhouse, via Suzanne Ford and Facebook)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, From “06880”

(Copyright John Cole/Scranton Times-Tribune)

Winslow Animal Hospital, Post Road East (Photo/Ed Simek)

And thanks to Suzanne Sherman Propp — the Greens Farms Elementary  School teacher whose “Sing Daily!” inspires us each morning — for posting this one today.

It’s lovely, lively Irish music. And a poignant reminder of how brutally the world has changed.