Workers, unite (for Labor Day)

It’s the bittersweet holiday many of us dread – Labor Day – time to say “adieu” to beach houses and boardwalks, R & R and maybe even summer romances (gasp).

Already the days are growing shorter and the nights, cooler and longer. Soon school will start, and frost will nip the air and – oh, let us not think on it.

Instead, let’s mark the end of summer as the holiday was intended from its inception in the late 19th century, with a salute to all those who labor long and hard and thus in their own ways contribute to making the world a better place.

Take a bow, then take in a ballgame or a polo or tennis match.

Or maybe your tastes run more to the artistic. If so, The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum in Ridgefield is hosting a Contemporary Cocktail Party Friday, Sept. 2 with brews and legendary tunes, as Tim Currie’s Motown Band belts out favorites by The Temptations, The Four Tops and Aretha Franklin. For more, call 203-438-4519, or visit

Or you  can put your feet up and savor a bit of the bubbly with the 2016 Chandon American Summer Limited Edition Brut and Rosé in red-white-and-blue bottles. The 750ml bottles will retail at and select retailers for $24. Mini bottles are available for $8.

Whatever your beverage or activity of choice, have a safe, happy and healthy Labor Day from all of us at WAG. – Georgette Gouveia

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