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Feeding Time

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Retiree Frank Mizak of Westport tosses some bread to a flock of mallards in the early autumn morning along the canal in the area that the Westport Parks and Recreation designates as Canal Green located near Kings Highway and the Aquarion Water substation. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Pumpkin Time

By Fran

WestportNow Consumer Correspondent
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The pumpkins are coming, the pumpkins are coming!

Enough said.  Heres where to find them. geigerpumpkin09300401.jpg
Pumpkins for everyone at GeigerҒs Garden Center, 1135 Post Road East. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

Priced by the pound:
Geigers Garden Center 1135 Post Road East, 227-3811, $0.45 per pound
Wild Oats, 399 Post Road West, 227-6858, $0.69 per pound

Price for a jack-o-lantern-size pumpkin:
Stop and Shop, 1790 Post Road East, 254-8484, $3.99
ShawҒs, 605 Post Road East, 222-9594, $5.99
Stew Leonards, 100 Westport Ave., Norwalk, 847-7213, $5.99 or 3 for $15
A & JҒs Old Fashion Farm Stand, 1680 Post Road East, 259-3439, $5 and up, depending on size.

Looking for the Great Pumpkin?
If youre in the market for a really big one Җ say, tipping the scales at 100-plus pounds stop by A & J֒s Old Fashion Farm Stand where youll find a few for $100.  Compo Farm at 392 Post Road East, 226-1293 also has a 100-pounder for $90.  Smaller ones are on the way.

Today’s Westport Teardown: 374 Greens Farms Road

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This house, or whats left of it, came down today at 374 Greens Farms Road. A WestportNow reader Җ who saw the start of this occasional feature Wednesday—alerted us to the demolition but by the time we got there, most of it was gone. We welcome reader photos and tips about Westport teardowns as well as your comments about how they are changing the face of our town. (CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo