Yesterday’s weather was gorgeous.
But plenty of people headed inside: to the Westport Library’s ginormous Book Sale.
At least one youngster found exactly what he was looking for:
The book sale continues today (Sunday, 1 to 5 p.m.; half-price day) and tomorrow (Monday, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.; fill a Book Sale bag for $8, or your own equivalent-size bag for $5).
Also yesterday: Sustainable Westport’s mattress recycling event at Earthplace.
Over 60 mattresses and box springs were diverted from the incinerator, with the help of Bye Bye Mattress. More than half were picked up at residents’ homes and brought to Earthplace by Boy Scout Troop 36, for a small donation..
Plenty of people slept well last night, knowing they’d done good things for our planet.
And … amazingly … this was another scene from yesterday:
Hey! It’s mid-November! Let’s put on some shorts and play volleyball at the beach!
Club 203‘s first 2 events were spectacular successes.
Now, the local social club for adults with disabilities announces the third.
A “Gaming and Pizza Night” — featuring games (pool, pinball and video), plus plenty of giveaways — ise st for November 19 (7:30 p.m., Toquet Hall).
Club 203 encourages independences. Parents and caregivers can drop off loved ones, then visit the nearby Westport Book Shop. The store on Jesup Road — a few steps from Toquet Hall — employs people with disabilities. They’re staying open late especially for the Gaming and Pizza Night.
To RSVP for the event, click here.
Former Westporter Virginia Pils died earlier this month. She was 96.
The Los Angeles native graduated from UCLA in 1948. She taught high school English in Michigan before earning an MFA in drama at Yale.
She moved to New York City where she almost worked for Alfred Hitchcock
She married George Pils in 1958, and had 4 children. He died in 2011.
They lived in 3 states and 6 towns before settling in Westport in 1974. She was a Brownie leader and assistant Girl Scout leader; served on PTAs and the League of Women Voters; was a member of the Ecumenical Society in Westport, and president of the local American Association of University Women chapter. She was active with First Church of Christ Scientist, and sold advertising for The Christian Science Monitor,
When Virginia’s children were older she returned to teaching drama at The Seabury Center. She also taught English at Fairfield Prep and the Daycroft School.
She loved seeing shows at The Yale Repertory Theater and on Broadway. She enjoyed traveling with her husband to Europe, Asia and Alaska.
Virginia is survived by her children: Dwain (Beth) of Cornelius, North Carolina; Diana Pils Marino (Kevin) of Stamford; Gary (Bonnie) ofo Norwalk, and Gregg of Fairfield, and grandchildren Jessica Pils Fields, Mat Pils Stanley, and Tyler and Ava..
The family will receive friends in the Harding Funeral Home nexxt Saturday (November 19, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.), with a service at the funeral home to follow at 1 p.m.. Click here to leave online condolences.
Leaves are not the only colors this fall.
This “Westport … Naturally” bloom was spotted (and photographed) by Alina Rodescu-Pitchon,
And finally … in honor of the Earthplace event (see above):
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