Yesterday, “06880” reported that Adam Goldberg’s pop-up bagel store — the one behind Cycle Dynamics that draws dozens of devoted customers every Saturday — was entering the Brooklyn Bagelfest contest.
Sure, Westporters love them. But — as the only out-of-state entrant in the bunch — Adam was sure that others had a home borough advantage.
Well whaddayouknow: The boys from the ‘burbs won it all!
Congratulations to Adam. Now all of New York knows whose bagels are the best.
And it ain’t theirs.
A reader writes:
“At the Y this morning, we were shocked to see a very big wild cat walk by on the paved path outside the fitness center. This is an area used frequently by children and adults. I called 911 because in my experience, coming from California, large wild cats are dangerous. They should not be seen in urban areas alongside humans, as this indicates a lack of fear or illness that is even more dangerous.
Animal control assistant Peter Reid responded by email. He wrote:
“That is a decent-sized bobcat, and he is certainly walking around like he owns the place!
“That YMCA property used to be a summer camp, and was mostly woods. Now they have developed almost all of it, and with reduced cover, animal sightings have increased. We had a bear move through that property on several occasions this past summer.
“I will talk to the YMCA about some signage. I know there was at least one previous sighting earlier this week.
“And I will add that area to my patrol route!”
October 11 is National Coming Out Day.
To celebrate, Westport Pride is sponsoring a virtual panel discussion. From 7 to 8:30 p.m. that day, an “A team” of LGBTQ area residents will answer “When did you know?” They’ll tell their own personal stories of self-realization, acceptance and coming out.
- John Dodig, former Staples High School principal
- Zac Mathias, Weston High School senior and media influencer
- Samantha Webster, Staples High graduate and former Staples Player
- Luke Foreman, Staples grad and varsity tennis captain
- Jen DeLoyd and Bethany Eppner, Westport parents
- Kayla Iannetta, Staples teacher and founder of the Westport Public Schools’ Pride Coalition
- Brian McGunagle, Westport parent and founder of Westport Pride.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for a Zoom link.
Yesterday’s Police Benevolent Association classic car show drew plenty of old-time autos — and throngs of admirers — to the train station.
Halloween is all about dressing up. And what better place for a costume than the Westport Country Playhouse.
On the day before the holiday — October 30, noon to 4 p.m. — the historic theater hosts an outdoor family event. On tap: activities for kids, food trucks, a food drive for the community, beer tasting, scavenger hunt, raffle, and a costume parade (dogs welcome!).
One of last month’s Photo Challenges showed “Onyx Perpetual” — the sculpture by Sally Mttikow that stands near the Riverwalk downtown. It’s part of the Westport Public Art Collections.
It was also — as JC Martin’s image showed — overgrown with weeds and brush.
That’s been removed. Passersby can see the artwork as originally intended.
Except for one thing. As Werner Liepolt noted, it is now heavily damaged.
Spotted on Route 33:
“Maybe the driver works for Campbell’s Soups,” says photographer June Rose Whittaker.
Today, “Westport … Naturally” heads to Sherwood Island State Park. Here are some pods in the dunes:
And finally … in honor of Pop-up Bagels bagging the Brooklyn Bagelfest gold, this nugget says it all: