Summary: Bicycle Giveaway, adoptable dogs, outdoor art …

Summary: Bicycle Giveaway, adoptable dogs, outdoor art …

Coinciding with its upcoming production, “4000 Miles”, Westport Country Playhouse will be giving away a Cannondale Adventure 1 bike (worth $ 960).

It’s a donation from Westport’s Cycleology Bike & Ski. The store also donated an RBX classic SS cycling jersey and Cycleology water bottle ($ 97).

The link? “4000 Miles” (August 23 to September 4) is about a young cyclist. Her cross-country journey from the west coast ends at her exuberant 91-year-old grandmother’s apartment in Greenwich Village. Their generation gap creates conflicts over age, family, love, gender, and politics, until they discover an emotional connection that gives each one a purpose.

To be eligible to win, submit your name, phone number and email by purchasing a ticket online, by phone (203-227-4177) or in person for “4000 Miles” or by completing an entry form here.

Tickets are not required to win. All tickets purchased up to “4000 Miles” at any time, including subscription packages, are automatically included in the gift, provided that your name, telephone number and e-mail have been provided at the time of purchase. One entry per person; must be at least 18 years old.

Westport Country Playhouse Bicycle Gift.

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As reported earlier this week in “06880”, Lily’s Weston Market now features a returnable bin. It is an easy way to return items purchased online

Staff will be on hand today, distributing T-shirts and answering questions about the subscription service.

Lily’s Weston Market returnable basket.

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Julie Loparo is the proud president of Westport Animal Shelter Advocates, a friend of pets.

At 8am each morning, Westport Animal Control volunteers and officers walk, socialize, feed and care for Westport Animal Control “guests”.

Yesterday morning, after finishing their chores early, they decided to treat themselves to the newly opened Old Mill grocery.

They brought with them Brutus and Gaga, 2 dogs available for adoption. Both of them needed thorough veterinary care, but thanks to WASA they are now healthy.

The dogs enjoyed Old Mill Grocery’s land animal exhibit.

“We at WASA, both canines and humans, thank everyone involved for saving this gem in Westport,” says Julie.

“We will add it to our other favorite place – The Porch @ Christie’s – to enjoy time with friends. Especially when they are 4-legged and hairy “.

Animal Control Officer Peter Reid, WASA President Julie Loparo, Brutus and Gaga.

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The second edition of the Outdoor Art Gallery is set for 10 September at the Leonard Schine Natural Playground in Weston Road.

But Aspetuck Land Trust, sponsor of the “Art in the Woods” event, needs art to show.

Any form of art or writing is welcome as long as it responds to the theme: “What about birds?”

“We celebrate these intelligent little creatures who vitally contribute to the conservation of our land,” says the ALT.

Artists of any kind must send a .jpg of their work (and any other information) to [email protected] The deadline is September 1st.

And don’t worry: all submissions are accepted!

A possible proposal for the Outdoor Art Gallery in September. (Photo / Lou Weinberg)

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John Richers writes: “During a recent vacation, my wife Valerie Leff and I visited the Nobel Peace Prize Museum in Oslo.

“It contained an exhibition on both courageous journalism and the difficult global situation of refugees. Of the only 3 books displayed, one (below) was on photojournalism, with a very familiar name.

“We felt proud of our connection between Westport and this brave photographer!”

Author Lynsey Addario graduated from Staples High School in 1991 and won the Pulitzer Prize.

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To plan ahead:

Next week’s Remarkable Theater drive-in films are “Paddington 2” and “Goodbye, Columbus”.

The Canine Movie, a 2017 live animated comedy, will screen Monday (August 8, 8pm).

The romantic comedy / drama about a recent college graduate and working-class army veteran having an affair with a nouveau riche woman is set for Wednesday (August 10, 8.15pm).

The gates open an hour earlier on both days, for tailgating and socializing. Click here for tickets and more information.

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Of course, it’s easy to ignore Spooky Town, the Halloween shop that has already opened across from Stop & Shop. Even the most organized mother does not think about her child costume in early August.

And Christmas music was already hovering in Bridge Square’s Dunkin ‘Donuts – that’s a joke, right?

But check out this flyer that arrived in the mail yesterday:

“Happy labor day !!” – Planet Pizza is serious.

Start planning that picnic already. Only 30 days to order!

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The seagulls were here first. And ever since the brick pavilion was built in Compo Beach, they have made it their home.

It’s a classic scene from “Westport … Of course”. And it will be, for decades to come.

(Photo / Ellen Wentworth)

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And finally … in honor of the Westport Country Playhouse’s bicycle homage (story above), we start working up to that 4,000-mile ride.

Ta-da! We made it! We’ve even surpassed 78 miles!

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