Roundup: Leaf Blowers – Jim Wheeler, Trick Or Treat! …

Leaf blower legislation alert!

Tomorrow (Tuesday November 1, 7:30 PM, Town Hall), the Representative Town Meeting conducts a first reading. The leaf blower regulations have been updated.

Click hereYou can read the entire proposal. (Hat tip to Peter Gold)


Jim Kemish — son of former 1st Selectman John Kemish — now lives in Boca Raton, Florida.

The other day his neighbor Adam, and Adam’s daughter, knocked on Jim’s door. She was selling coupon book coupons to pay for her Washington trip.

Jim asked Adam and Adam to come in and admire the art.

Jim pointed to his favorite print and said proudly, “That was done by one of my high school art teachers.”

He was stunned when Adam replied, “That’s a Jim Wheeler!”

Adam Goby and Jim Kemish had been dog-walking friends for a few years. But they never knew they both went to Staples — in fact, Adam’s father Dave was a highly respected biology teacher there — and that, to top it off, both were Jim Wheeler fans.

Adam and Jim both wondered if Jim was still around.

I told them: Not only alive, but healthy, active — and still drawing!

Jim Kemish’s Jim Wheeler print.


Tonight, trick-or-treaters will flood the streets of Compo Beach.

There’s safety in numbers. This guy on Soundview Drive will not scare off the littlest of children.

(Photo/June Rose Whittaker)


Tonight, Lone Pine Lane children will need to navigate around these creepy inflatable eyeballs if they want candy.

(Photo/Mark Mathias)


Meanwhile, as Halloween fades into the rear view mirror — except, of course, for your kids’ 3 tons of candy — it’s time to think about our 2nd “06880” Holiday Stroll.

You’ll want to mark your calendar for Friday, December 2, 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. It’s right after the tree lighting — just walk down the Town Hall hill to Main Street.

This year, we’re partnering with the Westport Downtown Association. Details will be announced soon — but right now we’re looking for a Santa Claus and a face painter.

Email us if you are able to help in either of these roles. [email protected]We are grateful for your understanding!

Staples Orphenians’ will once again sing at the Holiday Stroll.


The weather is getting colder. But last week was delightful — perfect beach weather. And there’s no better place to catch some rays — and catch up on reading than Compo.

(Photo/Howard Silver)


Claudia Sherwood Servidio made her first hike at Haskins Preserve yesterday. She was amazed, as is everyone who discovers the hidden gem at Green Acre Lane, off Compo Road South.

For a bit of what you’ll see, at this Aspetuck Land Trust property, check out this “Westport … Naturally” image:

(Photo/Claudia Sherwood Servidio)


And finally … ain’t no haint gonna run me off!

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Roundup: Leaf Blowers – Jim Wheeler, Trick Or Treat! …

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