Sorry about the out-of-date info on the Wadhams bridge closure last week. At first it sounded like it might be a while before it could be inspected (there were 800 bridges that needed inspection after Irene, I heard). But because the water flowed around the side and down across the road next to the bridge, rather than flowing into the bridge directly, the inspection was less of a big deal. Luckily, the bridge was open again by Tuesday morning.
I've heard from Wadhamsites that the water was only a few feet below the bridge, though. A number of homes in Wadhams had significant property damage, and neighbors turned out during the storm and after to help out. If you have a story about the storm you’d like to share, drop me an email and I’ll pass it along to readers.
There are a couple of big attractions coming up at the Depot Theatre, including the world premiere of The Cabbage Patch, by Canadian playwright Daniel Lillford, which runs Friday, Sept. 9 through Sunday, Sept. 18. Broadway star and Depot veteran John Christopher Jones will direct, and the cast includes Shami McCormick, the Depot's artistic director. Name-your-price night for this show is Monday, Sept. 12. Call the Depot at 962-4449 for information and reservations.
The other big attraction at the Depot is the show of Paul Rossi's portraits of Westport's own Delaney Sears. The 21 paintings will be on display in the Depot lobby starting Sept. 6, and others have already gone out to China and Europe.
And the Champlain chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution will hold a memorial service for victims of 9/11 at the county building in Elizabethtown on Friday, Sept. 9, at 12:15 p.m. Visitors will gather around the flag pole for a short service by the Reverend Fred Shaw to commemorate those who lost their lives ten years ago at the World Trade Center and elsewhere.
Congratulations to Wendell Hughes, week 10 winner of the $50 Heritage House raffle, to the $75 bonus prize winners Bill Johnston, Jane Preston, and Bruce Estus, and to the $250 grand prize winner, Nancy Decker.