Where Westport Meets the World

Infant & Parent Classes at The Montessori School in Wilton

Classes start up again for the fall on October 3rd. This is a Tuesday morning Infant and Parent (or caregiver) class open to all new and expectant parents. (Infants are between 8 weeks to before walking-age.)

Family Campfire tonight at Earthplace

Join us as we gather ‘round for a little old-fashioned family fun. We will roast marshmallows next to a crackling fire along with a guided night walk and a visit from a nocturnal animal.  It’ll be an evening the whole family will love! For Adults and children age 3+.

Member families: $25

Non-member families: $30

To register call 203-557-4400 

3rd Annual Oktoberfest at Weston Historical Society

The Weston Historical Society hosts its 3rd Annual Oktoberfest on Sunday, September 24th from 1pm to 5pm at the Coley Homestead, 104 Weston Road, Weston.

Oktoberfest will feature German food, beer and activities for the whole family, like pumpkin decorating, a lederhosen bottle toss, and apple dunking.

Live music will be performed by Otis and the Hurricanes, a local Connecticut band whose music combines Delta Blues with good time Rock and Roll.

The event will be held rain or shine.  For more information, please visit: www.westonhistoricalsociety.org.

Tree ID & Starting a Herbarium at Earthplace

Come walk the grounds with a Naturalist.  Trees in our sanctuary will be identified. We will collect fallen leaves and start our own Herbariums to keep.  Learn the process of preserving leaves.  Ages 12+. Participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult. Free

For Addition Information:  Visit www.earthplace.org or call 203-557-4400

Jennifer and sydney winthrop born 9/11

16 next Monday... incredible.  How many westporters share the same birthday?

Books and supplies needed in the Bronx

Hurricane Harvey has devastated lives and affected many people. 

Grace Li is set to begin teaching at Bronx Compass High School next week. She had planned to ship her own personal books from her hometown. However, her hometown is Houston and the books, if not ruined, are currently inaccessible.

I am so impressed by Grace and her desire to provide much needed books to the kids in her school, and even more impressed by her willingness to use her personal library to facilitate getting books into their hands. I plan to send books her way, and I hope you will too!

And, as always, schools need supplies. Teachers often dip into their own pockets to make sure their students have the basics and beyond.

If you have any YA books you are willing to part with and/or if you would like to donate school supplies, please get in touch with Grace at gli@bronxcompass.org or through twitter @gracedli. Or, if you’d prefer to simply send them, they can be mailed to Grace’s attention at:

Bronx Compass High School, 1980 Lafayette Ave, Bronx, NY 10473

Thanks so much for any assistance you are able to give Grace and her students!

Helicopters ???

Question to the Universe:

What are the helicopters that regularly traverse our airspace ?  This question has been debated before, but I don't think I have seen the correct answer.  The copters are large, dark, and often cross the Westport area flying northwest to southeast in the morning, southeast to northwest in the evening.  To my way of thinking, that rules out commuter craft en route to NYC or the airports, Sikorsky helicopters to and from Stratford, or Life Star copters to and from Fairfield County hospitals.

Anyone know?




 Saturday, October 7 from 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. ET


WHAT:           Shatterproof, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to ending the stigma of addiction, will host a public rappel on Saturday, October 7 in Fairfield County. Participants are invited to rappel 22 stories down Beacon Harbor Point. In addition to the rappel, CEO & Founder Gary Mendell will host “Meet Shatterproof” on-site, where he and local elected officials will speak to the Shatterproof mission and the importance of ending the stigma of addiction.100% of every dollar raised funds Shatterproof’s life-saving prevention, treatment, and recovery efforts. This event is part of the “Shatterproof Challenge Rappel,” a series of rappel events in major cities across America that are working to end the stigma of addiction.


WHO:             Gary Mendell (CEO & Founder, Shatterproof), and more.


WHEN:          Challenge Rappel Fairfield County

Saturday, October 7

9 a.m. – 7 p.m. ET

“Meet Shatterproof” at 10 a.m.


WHERE:        Beacon Harbor Point

                        1 Harbor Point Road

                        Stamford, CT 06902

Join the movement to make Fairfield County Shatterproof by registering today!


Donations Are Being Accepted

The Westport Woman's Club at 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport is currently accepting donations of ladies, men's and children's gently used clothing. Donations may be dropped off 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday until the sale in November.

Sweeten Your New Year: A Rosh Hashanah Honey Tasting

Kosher Like Me, a lifestyle food blog, is partnering with Red Bee Honey for Sweeten Your New Year: A Rosh Hashanah Honey Tasting event that will elevate your holiday menu and inspire fresh ideas for your table setting.  

The event will be held at Red Bee Apiary, a hidden gem in Weston, CT, and will include a brief tour of the apiary and gardens, led by Marina Marchese, author and beekeeper. Afterwards, she will take guests on a guided tasting flight of five local honeys paired with artisanal, kosher cheeses donated by The Cheese Guy and seasonal, local produce. The tasting will be held on the second floor of Red Bee’s new Honey House Barn.

Liz Rueven, founder of Kosher Like Me blog, will offer tips and tricks for incorporating honey goodness into your holiday menu by sharing favorite recipes and notes on symbolic ingredients to sweeten your Rosh Hashanah meal. Seasonal inspiration for Rosh Hashanah table settings will be artfully styled by Lauren Kreter of Borrowed, a vintage inspired company. Guests will have the opportunity to purchase their favorite honeys, a variety of gift boxes and vintage tabletop accessories.

Sample Honey Tasting Flight

Goldenrod honey with melon and goat cheese

Dark wildflower honey with Brie and blackberry

Alfalfa honey with carrots

Red Currant honey with dark chocolate

Buckwheat honey with manchego and pears

Honey in the comb 

For further information and to purchase tickets, visit redbee.com or email Emily at redbeehoneyevents@gmail.com

Liz Rueven is the founder and editor of the blog, Kosher Like Me. She provides readers with a tempting array of approachable and unique seasonal recipes, holiday inspiration, restaurant, book and product reviews and profiles of food innovators.

Marina Marchese is the founder of Red Bee Honey and the author of Honeybee and The Honey Connoisseur: Selecting, Tasting, and Pairing Honey. She is a member of the Italian Register of Experts in the Sensory Analysis of Honey and founder of The American Honey Tasting Society.

Lauren Kreter is the founder of Borrowed, a vintage inspired company, which is focused on bringing unique, mismatched and whimsical touches to any event.