Available Now

At These Westport Locations:
  • Barnes & Noble
  • Westport Historical Society
  • Westport Public Library
Buy It Now All proceeds go to SoundWaters to help preserve the
traditions and waters of Long Island Sound.




For the 2016 season, a colorful 88-page story book of Old Mill Pond and Compo Cove illustrates the special seafaring Cove, where Westport, Connecticut was born. Be swept away with scenic watercolors... and heed the call to preserve and protect this and other Connecticut treasures on Long Island Sound.
"This book is a Westport treasure. But you don't have to be a Westporter to love it." -Eve Potts, Westport writer and historian

Book Events

Past Events

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 | Soundwaters Annual Meeting

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Cove Island Park, 1281 Cove Rd, Stamford CT

Thursday, November 19, 2015 | Book Launch Event

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Positano’s Restaurant, 27 Powers Court (next to The Westport Country Playhouse)

Friday, December 4, 2015 | Barnes & Noble Book Signing

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Barnes & Noble - Post Plaza Shopping Center, 1076 Post Road East, Westport, CT

 

Monday, December 7, 2015 | Private Book Event

5:30 pm
Terrain, 561 Post Road E, Westport, CT

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 | Book Signing

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Westport Arts Center, 51 Riverside Avenue, Westport, CT

 

Friday, January 29, 2016 | Westport Senior Center Talk

11:00am - noon
Westport Senior Center - 21 Imperial Avenue; Westport, CT 06880 - (203) 341-5096

 

Friday, January 29, 2016 | Painting Workshop with Local Author & Artist Judith Orseck Katz

2:00pm - 3:30pm
Westport Library, McManus Room – Lower Level
20 Jessup Road; Westport, CT 06880 - (203) 291-4800

 

Thursday, February 11, 2016 | Westport’s Mill Pond: A Panel Discussion on Preservation

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Artist and author Judy Katz and Robin Tauck, a travel company co-owner, business leader, philanthropist and Old Mill Pond resident, join a panel discussion on the importance of preserving the natural treasure that is the Old Mill Pond. Hear why it’s essential to preserve and protect Earth’s special places and how to do it, along with stories and history of a beloved Westport Pond and how it’s helping to save Long Island Sound.
Westport Library, McManus Room – Lower Level
20 Jessup Road; Westport, CT 06880 - (203) 291-4800

 

Monday, March 21, 2016 | Private Book Event

5:00pm - 6:30pm
PEARL at LONGSHORE
Longshore Club, 260 Compo Road South, Westport, CT

 
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 | Berkshire Hathaway Community Event

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Saugatuck Congregational Church, Westport CT

 

Sunday, May 15, 2016 | Reading

Westport Historical society exhibit
24 Avery place, Westport

 

Sunday, June 12, 2016 | Reading

WHS Garden Tour / Book sales
Compo Cove, Westport CT

 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | Summer Exhibit Event

5:30pm - 6:30pm
Westport Historical Society
25 Avery Place; Westport, CT

 

Sunday, July 31, 2016 | Mill & Compo Cove History & Book Walk

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us for a tour of Old Mill at Compo Cove, the inspiration behind our summer exhibit “the beautiful POND” led by artist Judith Orseck Katz and Robin Tauck of Tauck Tours. “Come walk with me,” the artist writes, “to the Mill Pond, out over the bridges that float above the water, where you’re suspended between the arc of the sky and the sky’s reflection.” This is an opportunity to see the bridges, marshes and wildlife that surround the beautiful mill house, which Katz calls “the seed of the birth of Westport”.

Meet at the Guard Booth located in Old Mill Beach Parking lot. Reservations are required. There is a $10 donation. To reserve, call 203-222-1424.

 
Sunday, August 21, 2016 | Mill & Compo Cove History & Book Walk

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Join us for a tour of Old Mill at Compo Cove, the inspiration behind our summer exhibit “the beautiful POND” led by artist Judith Orseck Katz and Robin Tauck of Tauck Tours. “Come walk with me,” the artist writes, “to the Mill Pond, out over the bridges that float above the water, where you’re suspended between the arc of the sky and the sky’s reflection.” This is an opportunity to see the bridges, marshes and wildlife that surround the beautiful mill house, which Katz calls “the seed of the birth of Westport”.

Meet at the Guard Booth located in Old Mill Beach Parking lot. Reservations are required. There is a $10 donation. To reserve, call 203-222-1424.

 

May 2016 - Sept 2016 | Westport Historical Society Exhibition

10:00am - 4:00pm
Westport Historical Society
25 Avery Place, Westport, CT

 

November 16 | Discussion and Book Signing

6:00pm - 8:00pm
How Fairfield spawned the town of Westport — hear the inside story told through the history of beautiful old Mill Pond. Judith Orseck Katz wrote and illustrated the gorgeous book The Beautiful Pond and Robin Tauck, of Tauck Travel, generously sponsored the book.  They will both tell how the book came to be and how they have donated all of its profits to SoundWaters. The president of SoundWaters, Leigh Shemitz, will tell us how the book celebrates all our Ponds and their preservation. View paintings from the book and images of the Pond. 
Fairfield Museum and History Center
370 Beach Rd, Fairfield, CT
Copies of the beautiful POND will be available for signing by the author.

 

 

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Press

11/30/2015 | Celebrating Old Mill Pond, a place ‘away from world’ right at home
Read the full article at FairfieldCitizenOnline.com

11/19/2015 | Book Celebrates Westport’s ‘Beautiful Pond’
Read the full article at WestportNow.com

11/2/2015 | Westport’s Most Beautiful Pond
Read the full article at 06880danwoog.com.

 

Please help us protect our waters and the storied Mill ponds of Connecticut.
-Robin Tauck, Sponsor, The Beautiful Pond