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Saturday, August 02, 2014

Beauty of the Partrick Wetlands

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Purple Loosestrife and Cattails provide color in Westport’s Partrick Wetlands. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Mark Molesworth for WestportNow.com

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Saturday,  August 2, 2014


Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Larry Silver/Westport Visions” & “Faces in the Crowd”
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Scents & Soles”
2 p.m. - Westport Library - Mystery Day at the Library
3 p.m. and 8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Nora” (last day)
8 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Otis & the Hurricanes, Mill River Band
8 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre 7th Annual One-act Play Festival: “One for the Road”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Friday, August 01, 2014

Swinging at Saugatuck Center

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The DNR (Do Not Resuscitate) rock band, comprised of several local physicians including Robert Altbaum, (on far right behind vocalist Lynn Padell) entertained on the Saugatuck Center Plaza tonight, which some DNR followers turned it into a dance floor.  The Saugatuck Center Plaza is located between Saugatuck Sweets and the Whelk restaurant. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Eagles Tribute Band Entertains at Levitt

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Tonight’s Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts entertainment was “Desert Highway—A Tribute to the Eagles.” The group of six talented studio and concert tour veterans with major recording artists performed the inspired rich vocal harmonies and intricate guitar styles made famous by the legendary group, one of the most successful musical acts of the 1970s. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Friday Night Dance Party

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Many in the audience tonight at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts were moved to get up and dance as the Desert Highway Band played a tribute to the Eagles (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Enjoying the Show

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Mimi Levitt was at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts tonight to enjoy the tribute to the Eagles. She has been at the new facility named after her and her late husband Mortimer almost every night since the new facility opened July 20.  ( (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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ArtCafé at Historical Society Highlights Larry Silver Exhibit

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There was a special meeting today of the Westport Arts Center’s ArtCafé with Helen Klisser During (r) at the Westport Historical Society to hear famed Westport photographer Larry Silver (l) talk about his current exhibit there, “Larry Silver/Westport Visions.” His retrospective features images of Westport’s favorite haunts, quiet spots and humorous encounters of everyday life since the artist first settled here 40 years ago. It runs through Oct. 18. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 14 Promised Road

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 14 Promised Road, off Harbor Road in the Saugatuck Shores section, is in process. Built in 1930, the one-story cape has 1,293 square feet and is situated on a .11-acre property. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Westport Property Transfers July 14 - 18, 2014

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period July 14 - 18, 2014:

George F. and Constance E. McCormack to Jane Felsenthal Fraser Revocable Trust, 126 Harvest Commons, $745,000WNproperty.jpg

Wright Building Assoc. LLC to 335 PRW LLC, 325 Post Road West, $1,585,000

Edward L. and Dorothy A. Hutchenson to Kenji Ozawa, 17 Woods Grove Road, $820,000

William P O’Brien and Eileen M. Mollahan to Mark G. Highman and Rachel E. Goldfine, 3 Allen Lane, $830,000

More "Westport Property Transfers July 14 - 18, 2014"

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Pretty Day for a Sail

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The weather made for good sailing Thursday along Long Island Sound off of Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Mark Molesworth for WestportNow.com

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Friday,  August 1, 2014


9 a.m. - Noon - Westport Library - Javascript Camp (Ages 9+)
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Larry Silver/Westport Visions” & “Faces in the Crowd”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Scents & Soles”
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Nora”
8 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Desert Highway
8 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre 7th Annual One-act Play Festival: “One for the Road”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Thursday, July 31, 2014

Latin Guitar World Fusion at Levitt

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The band Incendio entertained at the Westport Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts tonight under a partial moon. The Los Angeles-based group’s music has been called Latin guitar world fusion and ranges from classical, to jazz, to rock, to flamenco, to Celtic, to even bluegrass. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Incendio at Levitt

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The new Levitt Pavilion tonight hosted the Incendio band as part of its shortened season of free nights of entertainment. Formed in the summer of 1999 by Jim Stubblefield, Jean-Pierre Durand and Liza Carbé, Incendio (which means “fire” in Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish), became a vehicle for the influences and compositional talents of the three musicians. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Standing Ovation

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There was a standing ovation for the Incendio band at the Westport Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts tonight. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Taken to the Cleaners

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Two pairs of ducks converged on Minute Men Cleaners, 600 Riverside Ave., in Westport’s Saugatuck section today. The double ducks trip was taken to the cleaners in late afternoon. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jamison Daily for WestportNow.com

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Dog Days of Summer

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If there were a lot of news, maybe Barkley and his Frisbee would not be worth a picture. But it’s the dog days of summer in Westport and Barkley and his Roseville Road doings make the cut today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for WestportNow.com

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Westport Outdoors: Westport Farmers Market

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The Westport Farmers Market, 50 Imperial Ave., is today’s featured spot in our WestportNow series Westport Outdoors, highlighting popular spots where Westporters gather to eat, play, or relax during the warm-weather months. Visitors to the Farmers Market have a variety of vendors offering lunch on Thursdays. Greenwich-based BoxCar Cantina had a long line at the market today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Jazz Brunch Set for Rive Bistro on Sunday

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The Jazz Ensemble will play on the Rive Bistro patio. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed graphic

The Jazz Ensemble from Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County will be featured at a special Jazz Brunch on Sunday at Rive Bistro, 200 Riverside Ave. from noon to 2 p.m.

Eric Sierra, owner and chef, said he looks forward to welcoming the musicians on the restaurant patio overlooking the Saugatuck River. For reservations, phone (203)557-8049.

Neighborhood Studios is a not-for-profit school of the arts headquartered in Bridgeport, which has provided arts enrichment for the children of Bridgeport for more than 30 years. 

Many of its students have gone on to success in the music and art worlds. For further information, visit www.nstudios.org, or contact Executive Director Frank Derico at (203)366-3300, X228.

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Comings & Goings: Senor Salsa to Post Road West

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Senor Salsa, a fresh Mexican Grill, will open soon at 221 Post Road West in the Westbank Center. Owner Garry Dean operates the popular Senor Salsa at 580 Post Road, Fairfield. The space which has been unoccupied for about 10 years, according to a Realtor, was the former location of several restaurants including Connelly’s, Artists Pub, and Divine Mediterranean Grill. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 15 Old Orchard Road

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 15 Old Orchard Road, off Maple Avenue North, is in process. Built in 1940, the 1-1/2 story cape has 2,046-square feet and is situated on a .50-acre property. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Lazy, Hazy Days of Summer

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Wednesday’s sunset as seen from South Beach at Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Meghan Lally for WestportNow.com

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Thursday,  July 31, 2014


9 a.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - Pension Investment Committee
9 a.m. - Noon - Westport Library - Javascript Camp (Ages 9+)
9 a.m. - Noon - Westport Library - July Maker-in-Residence Joseph Schott: Un-Making!
9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m. - Westport Library - Writing 101: Intro Course for Fiction & Non-fiction
10 a.m. - Earthplace - Sasco Brook Pollution Abatement Committee
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Larry Silver/Westport Visions” & “Faces in the Crowd”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Scents & Soles”
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - 50 Imperial Ave. - Westport Farmers Market
2 p.m. - Westport Library - Sizzling Summer Film Series: “Don Juan de Marco”
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Westport Library - July Maker-in-Residence Joseph Schott: Un-Making!
7 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - A Play Reading: “Leo Teller”
8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Nora”
8 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Incendio

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Wednesday, July 30, 2014

Another Children’s Night at Levitt

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Jason Pharr and Ray Bryant, known as Jay and Ray, performed at the Westport Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts tonight in the second night of the Melissa & Doug Children’s Series. While the music may have been a tad loud for at least one guest, most seemed to enjoy the songs and games of the entertainers. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Freeze!

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Upon instruction to “freeze!” from performers Jay and Ray at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts tonight, some youngsters ended up in some unusual positions. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Jay and Ray Play the Levitt

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Children’s entertainers Jason Pharr and Ray Bryant, known as Jay and Ray, delighted youngsters and adults at the Westport Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts tonight. The duo also offer music lessons to area youngsters with information available on their website www.frogrockmusic.com. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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