Saturday, November 21, 2009
Members of Westport’s Staples High School football team greet supporters along the fence at Trumbull High School tonight after defeating Bridgeport Central 14-10 for the FCIAC championship. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
The Staples football team celebrates on the field at Trumbull High School tonight after its 14-10 win over Bridgeport Central for the FCIAC championship. Coach Marce Petroccio (l) looks on. See CT Post video here. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Staples Coach Marce Petroccio runs on to the field tonight as his players hug following the Wrecker 14-10 FCIAC championship win over Bridgeport Central at Trumbull. Staples came back from a 10-0 deficit at the half, the first time all season the Wreckers were held off the scoreboard in the first half. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Staples Coach Marce Petroccio is all wet after his players gave him a dunking tonight in the closing moments of the Wrecker FCIAC 14-10 championship win over Bridgeport Central at Trumbull. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Staples senior Cody Laszlo gives Coach Marce Petroccio a dunking tonight in the closing seconds of the Wrecker 14-10 win over Bridgeport Central for the FCIAC championship. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Staples teammates celebrate after Brandon Rankowitz (r) put the Wreckers out in front with 1:05 to go in the fourth quarter tonight of the FCIAC championship game against Bridgeport Central at Trumbull. The Wreckers won 14-10, their first FCIAC crown since 2003. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Staples senior Brandon Rankowitz is in the clear as he scores the winning fourth quarter touchdown tonight in the Wreckers come from behind FCIAC championship 14-10 win over Bridgeport Central at Trumbull High School. His 66-yard touchdown reception from quarterback Keith Gelman came with 1:05 to play. It more than made up for his dropped, sure touchdown pass with two minutes to go. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
In a come from behind game, the Staples Wreckers tonight defeated Bridgeport Central 14-10 to win the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference (FCIAC) football championship.
It was the sixth championship for Staples, the last coming in 2003.
The win came before a large Staples crowd which traveled to Trumbull High School for the game.
The Westport Arts Center tonight hosted the premier of a Westport Youth Film Festival (WYFF) entry called “The Complex,” which is the work of several Weston High School students. Director Alex Fjellberg Swerdlowe (l), a junior, discussed the film with (l-r) producer Ricky Rivera, and professional actors Damien Langan, Gary Betsworth, and Kimberly Lowden. After a tour of the abandoned Gilbert & Bennett factory in Georgetown, Fjellberg Swerdlowe was inspired to write the screenplay and film which takes place during the aftermath of the Great Depression. The WYFF will be held next May. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Grace O’Connor for WestportNow.com
Artist Howard Munce awaits the crowd tonight at the Laura Barton Designer Frames and Gallery at 56 Railroad Place across from the Westport train station in the Saugatuck area. It was opening night of an exhibition by Munce, 93, a longtime Westporter, and widely considered the dean of Westport’s art community after a long career as an advertising agency art director, graphic designer, illustrator, cartoonist, author and well known art teacher. The show runs through Jan. 9. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
Friday, November 20, 2009
Westport’s Staples High School will be the venue this weekend for CraftWestport sponsored by the Westport Young Woman’s League and formerly called the Creative Arts Festival.
Noi Volkov’s “Teapot Cezanne” from the Art History Teapot Collection is among items at CraftWestport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
The event’s new identity reflects a new vision which is now being coordinated by Artrider Productions, an art show management team known for creating several of the finest contemporary craft and art shows in America.
No longer a local “arts and crafts fair” CraftWestport is a “fine craft show” featuring some of the nations’ leading contemporary craft artists whose works can be found in museum collections.
In addition, artisans from across the country will be selling a diverse selection of works in all styles and prices. There will be something for everyone from the discerning art collector to the holiday gift shopper.
A Monroe woman escaped serious injury today when he car flipped over on the Merritt Parkway in the southbound lane just before Exit 42 in Westport. Caitlin Walsh was wearing a seat belt at the time and this no doubt contributed to her surviving the crash with minimal injury, said Deputy Chief Jonathan Gottfried. She declined medical treatment at the scene. The accident occurred shortly before 8 a.m. and was cleared about a half hour later, but not before southbound traffic came to a standstill, delaying hundreds of drivers. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Nov. 2 - 6, 2009:
Gretchen F. Dale to Edward P. and Kimberly and Nancy DiConza, 107 Cross Highway, $1,250,000
Victor J. Chaves to James E. and Lauren Booth, 28 Manitou Road, $3,250,000
Jean M. Boyd Est. to Jonathan and Stephanie Bart, 32 Wright Street, $710,000
Elfi Lechleitner and Mark A. Solsburg to Matthew T. and Melissa T. Ogorman, 5 Fresenius Road, $1,125,000
A lake-sized puddle reflected the clear blue skies over the Westport Public Library today. Overnight heavy rains caused some minor flooding of roadways but was just a memory hours later. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com
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