Tag Archives: Ted Horowitz

“06880” Blog Party: Who Was There?

Among the attendees at last night’s “06880” blog party: professional photographer JC Martin.

He took dozens of great shots. Here’s a sampling of the very fun evening.

View from the drone.

1st Selectwoman Jen Tooker and Westport Downtown Association president Maxx Crowley.

“06880” photographers John Videler (far left) and Ted Horowitz (far right) are usually on the other side of the camera.

RTM member Harris Falk.

Some of the swag, courtesy of Savvy + Grace.


(All photos/JC Martin)


0*6*Art*Art*0 — Week 93 Gallery

It never rains. But it pours.

Or, to put it in “06880” online art gallery terms: When the snow falls, lots of artists go to work.

Last week’s snowfall brought several submissions. So — for some reason — did non-weather subjects, including a trip to Tucson. We’ve got a full gallery this week: 14 works, ranging from nature to abstract, and from oil and charcoal to photography and wood carving.

Whatever your age and level of experience — professional or amateur, young or old — this gallery is open to you. In every medium.

All genres are encouraged. Watercolors, oils, charcoal, pen-and-ink, acrylics, lithographs, macramé, jewelry, sculpture, decoupage and needlepoint — whatever you’ve got, email it to dwoog@optonline.net. Share your work with the world.

Paint poured glass vase, sitting in the sun. (Amy Schneider)

“Snow at Compo” (Copyright/Ted Horowitz)

“Sun After Storm” (Karen Weingarten)

“Ode to Soup” (Ellin Spadone)

“Many Shades of Blue” (Roseann Spengler)

“Irises” (Greg Puhy)

“Happy in Tucson” (Ellen Wentworth)

“Come Away With Me” (Kathryn O’Reardon)

Wood carving. (Rick Redniss)

“Remember Dinner Parties” (Lawrence Weisman)

Abstract. (Pam Kesselman)

“Reaching for the Moon” (Larry Untermeyer)

“Stop and Smell the Rose” (Beth Berkowitz)

“Snow Shadows” (Gina Ryan)

Roundup: School Reopening, Seed Exchange, Leadership, More


Westport’s elementary and middle school open for full in-person on February 1.

A new Westport Public Schools website offers information on the transition. it includes details on schedules, specials, health and safety, lunch and recess, mitigation and hygiene strategies, classroom cohorts, special education, transportation, technology and more.

Click here for the elementary school page. Click here for the middle school page.


Talented Westport photographer Ted Horowitz posted this photo to his Instagram this morning:

He took the shot years ago at sunrise, in the Lincoln Memorial.

“In the silence of dawn, with golden light reflecting on the statue, the  the sense of gravity and majesty was overwhelming,” he says.

“It was a hopeful moment, as morning light poured in and a  day dawned once again. I felt that this image was appropriate for today, as we seeking relief from the past 4 years, and are hopeful for the new day which is about to begin.”


Next Thursday (January 28) is National Seed Exchange Day.

Stumped for a celebration? Head to the Westport Farmers’ Market. It’s (no coincidence) their annual seed exchange.

People can bring seeds saved from their gardens — or take home a few saved by others.

WFM farmers will donate seeds from their favorite crops for the community to try at home. All seeds except invasive species are welcome, but the market urges people to bring and take home heirloom or organic varieties. (Click here for a list of invasive plants.)

Heirloom seeds are critical to reclaiming the food system. They’re open-pollinated plants passed down from generation to generation, without human intervention or manipulation. They taste better, are more nutritious, and help protect plant diversity.

“Collecting, sharing, and growing seeds saved by our very own shoppers, farmers and vendors – especially heirloom varieties – involves the community personally in the promotion of local food and flora,” says Farmers’ Market executive director Lori Cochran-Dougall.

“This year more than ever we want to seed the year with love and health.”

The seed exchange runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. — or until all seeds are shared —  on January 28th at Gilbertie’s Herbs & Garden Center, 7 Sylvan Avenue.

Experts will be on hand to informally discuss the importance of seed saving.


Yesterday’s mention of Capuli — the new restaurant in the old Westport Pizzeria location across from Bank of America — may have left the impression that it’s a pizza place.

It’s not.

The California-Mediterranean fusion menu — filled with healthy options — includes appetizers like chimichurri shrimp skewers and grilled octopus, and entrees like eggplant polenta Napoleon, pansotti, classic New York steak and California hamburger.

Click here for the mouth-watering lunch and dinner menus.


Mike Hayes is a 20-year veteran of the Navy SEALs, with service in Bosnia, Kosovo, Iraq and Afghanistan. He had defense policy and strategy roles in the Bush and Obama administrations.

He’s got a master’s in public policy from Harvard, and is the author of an inspirational book, “Never Enough.”

Hayes is also a Westporter. And on February 4 (7 p.m.), he’ll share his thoughts on leadership with former Westport Library trustee Maggie Mudd.

He’ll talk about how decisions get made, particularly under duress; crisis management, conflict resolution and more. Leadership lessons are applicable to every walk of life, Mudd notes.

Click here to register for the free virtual program.

Mike Hayes


And finally (and I do mean “finally”) …

We Remember

Seventeen years ago today, America was shattered.

Westport was not spared on September 11, 2001. Neighbors and former residents were among the nearly 3,000 people from around the world who were killed that awful day.

Years before they fell, Ted Horowitz photographed the majestic Twin Towers.

(Photo/copyright Ted Horowitz)

He’s a Westporter now. His images capture the beauty of our town, and the many wonderful people who live here.

His photos are moments in time. They preserve forever the way things were.

Because — as we all learned on that clear, beautiful Tuesday morning — it takes just one instant for the world to change, forever.