The Cribari Bridge Christmas lights never get old.
In fact, “06880” readers always provide fresh perspectives.
Here’s January Stuart’s:
The Winter Farmers’ Market: It’s not just for Thursdays anymore.
Next Tuesday (December 15, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Gilbertie’s Herbs & Garden Center, 7 Sylvan Lane) features a special holiday Artist Market.
It’s a way to support local artisans, who have been battered professionally by COVID-19. The Farmers’ Market is a safe outdoor space where they can sell their crafts.
The Artist Market takes place in 3 open-air greenhouses. Food trucks will grab-and-go meals, and hot and cold drinks.
2020 has been a wretched year. It can’t end soon enough.
But on its way out the door, the Westport Library will give it a special push.
On Monday, December 21 (7 p.m.), Miggs and Trace Burroughs’ offer winter solstice entertainment.
“Oh Brother, Not Another Holiday Special” — streamed from the Westport Library’s Forum — features several cool guests.
Martha Stewart returns to town, giving Miggs some holiday tips. Psychic “Miss Liz” will answer questions and make predictions for 2021. (Uh oh.)
Miggs’ bagel-making, Moog-playing son Brayden and Trace’s conceptual artist Pavia will appear.
Scraping the very bottom of the barrel, Miggs has asked me to be on the show too. I’ll try to find the 10 most uplifting stories of 2020. (It’s not easy.)
Miggs and Trace promise to make short work of the longest night of the year. Click here to register.
For years, Aarti Khosla — Westport’s favorite chocolatier — has been “Giving a Little Love.” Her promotions have supported healthcare workers, police officers, Bridgeport high school graduates, and teachers right here in Westport.
Now — as winter looms — Le Rouge Chocolates by Aarti embarks on a new campaign: “Give a Little Warmth.”
For each $10 “Hot Chocolate Bomb” pack customers buy, she’ll donate one to men and women who care for us: healthcare professionals, police and EMTs. They’re great stocking stuffers — and easy to ship.
Click here to order; be sure to write “Give a Little Warmth” in the note section.
Need another reason to shop at Le Rouge (190 Main Street, lower level)? Aarti will donate 5% of all December sales to local food banks.
And finally … today marks the 40th anniversary of John Lennon’s murder. He was 40 years old when Mark David Chapman shot him 4 times in the archway of his Manhattan apartment building.
In other words, John Lennon has been dead for as many years as he lived. Imagine.