Saturday, May 23, 2009
Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period May 4 - 8, 2009:
JP Morgan Chase Bank NA c/o Edelhert and Assoc. to Daniela Mahr, 9 Island Way, $575,000
James M. Weisz and Robyn M. Levy to Neil P. and Kimberly B. Phillips, 73 Wright St., $810,000
Michael A. and Nancy B. Selikoff to Skaria and Medha Thomas, 6 Fermily Lane, $723,500
Friday, May 22, 2009
Lynn Crager: her post is first of a kind. Contributed photoA Westporter is filling a new position established by the Department of Spiritual Care at Norwalk Hospital—Nurse Chaplain.
Lynn Crager was named to the innovative position established in collaboration with the hospital’s nursing leadership.
The post, a first of its kind in the country, will serve to support the spiritual and personal well being of nursing staff at the hospital, said Rabbi Jeffrey Silberman, director of the spiritual care program.
Crager is currently adjunct oncology chaplain at the hospital’s Whittingham Cancer Center. She is a Master’s level nurse who worked in the Emergency Department at New York’s Bellevue Hospital early in her career.
A youngster at today’s field day for Westport’s King’s Highway Elementary School got into the Memorial Day weekend patriotic mood by having an American flag painted on her face. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) David Dreyfuss for WestportNow.com
Students from Stacey Crouch’s second grade class at Westport’s Coleytown Elementary School enjoy a day of fun at field day today as temperatures soared into the 80s. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Ariane Stiegler for WestportNow.com
A crew works on the remains of Thursday’s demolition of the house at 42 Long Lots Road, Westport. The property suffered heavy damage in a fire last December. (See WestportNow, Dec, 26, 2008) The one-story, 2,674-square feet ranch house was built in 1951 and was situated on a .89-acre property. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Richard Gordon, chairman of the of the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce, chats with Lisa Thygerson, the Chamber’s newly named executive director. Formerly assistant manager of TD Banknorth at 185 Main St., she replaces Fred Feuerhake who served as interim director. Gordon, a board member of both the Chamber and the Downtown Merchants Asssociation (DMA), said Thygerson will lead the Chamber’s 350 members in its joint relationship with the DMA in the two organizations’ efforts “to help all members build a healthy business community.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Betty and Dick Auber who live on nearby Bedford Drive since 1975 view the remains of Thursday’s demolition of the house at 67 West Parish Road in Westport’s Greens Farms area. \Built in 1913, the 888-square feet, one-story ranch house was situated on a .35-acre property and changed ownership this month at $450,000. It was the WestportNow Teardown of the Day on March 3, 2009. According to the Building Department, six residential demolition permits have been issued through Thursday compared to 22 permits during the same period in 2008. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Celebrating more than 40 years of tradition in the Westport community, The Westport-Weston Cooperative Nursery School is again sponsoring The Westport Handcraft Show this Memorial Day weekend at Staples High School.
Youngsters at the Westport-Weston Cooperative Nursery School join in promoting the school’s handcraft show on Saturday and Sunday at Staples High School. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
This year’s show is set to showcase the most elite and talented artisans and craftsmen from around the country, according to organizers.
“For years, Westporters have made the Westport Handcraft Show their destination for Memorial Day weekend. We have planned a quality show that everyone will enjoy,” said Dorian Kail, president of the school’s board of directors.
“Our mission for this year was to produce an ‘eclectic’ show that showcases the absolute best of the best. We want to bring The Handcraft Show back to its grandeur by inviting artisans who are truly masters of their art and craft and some of the most recognized names in America today,” said Joel E. Hertz, the show’s manager.
The Westport Historical Society’s newest exhibit, “Years in the Making: Ageless Artists, Ageless Art,” a show of recent works by 50 Westport and Weston artists ages 70 and older, opens Monday and runs through Sept. 9. The exhibit challenges the notion that creativity is limited to the younger generation. The “Heads & Hands” exhibit in the Society’s Little Gallery is a photographic tribute to these 50 ageless artists by photographer Kristin Rasich Fox. As part of “The Years in the Making” project, film documentary maker Martin West interviewed and filmed the 50 artists at work and recorded their stories on a DVD. The material will become a part of the Westport Schools Permanent Art Collection. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
Has your dog or cat been vaccinated for rabies? The Westport Weston Health District and the Connecticut Veterinary Medical Association are holding a low cost rabies vaccination clinic for dogs and cats on Saturday, June 6, from 2 p.m. - 4 p.m. at the Westport Weston Health District, 180 Bayberry Lane.
The cost for vaccination is $15 per animal, cash only. There is no residency requirement. All dogs must be on leashes and cats must be in carriers. Pet owners who are on public assistance are permitted to have one pet vaccinated at no charge by showing their state public assistance identification cards to the clinic coordinator.
Bring the animal’s prior vaccination records, if available. Written proof, either a valid rabies certificate or dog license showing a prior vaccination, must be presented to qualify for a three-year vaccination. Otherwise, a one-year vaccination will be given. Collar tags and certificates of vaccination will be provided.
Rabies is a viral infection that attacks the central nervous system of warm-blooded animals. The virus is transmitted in the saliva of infected animals, usually through a skin puncture or open wound. It is fatal to both animals and humans if left untreated.
Staples High School’s prestigious theater group, The Staples Players, is celebrating its 50th anniversary this weekend. In true Players style, members past and present have produced a spectacular extravaganza, featuring showstoppers from many past productions. The Revue will be presented today at 7:30 p.m. while the reunion featuring many alumni performances will be presented Sunday at 5:30 p.m. Tickets may be purchased online at www.staplesplayers.com, or at the door as available. Pictured at a rehearsal Thursday are (l-r) Whitney Andrews, sophomore; Eva Hendricks, sophomore; Craig Matheson; Nora Kennedy, junior, and Bess Spencer, freshman. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Home”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Raw Edge: Lori Lohstoeter Drawings”
7 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - Interfaith Housing “Battle of the Bands”
7:30 p.m. - Staples High School - Staples Players present “Revue” celebrating their 50th anniversary
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Thursday, May 21, 2009
Westport’s Black Duck Café, a Westport landmark restaurant bar at 605 Riverside Ave. in the Saugatuck area, will be featured on Food Network’s national TV program “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” on Monday at 10 p.m. A Food Network crew was at the restaurant last October taping segments of the program. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Alan Seigert for WestportNow.com
Westport’s Staples High School varsity baseball team beat Brien McMahon of Norwalk 9-0 today and the Senior Day victory clinched a first place seed in the FCIAC tournament. Said Head Coach Jack McFarland: “I am really proud of the team. They had a bullseye on their back day in and day out, and they put together one of the best regular seasons in Staples baseball history. I am really happy that the team was able to perform at such a high level today to make sure that Senior Day was a memorable one for our seniors who mean so much to the program.” Staples—15-5 (14-4 FCIAC)—faces Wilton at home in first round on Tuesday at 4 p.m. Pictured (l-r) are seniors Captain Ryan Crofts, Yarden Orly, Captain Vince Lametta, Captain John Oppenhimer, Captain Mike Rutski, Brad Bernard, Ben Andrew and Robby Burigo. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Pam Moss for WestportNow.com
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