Saturday, October 29, 2005
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005
9 a.m. - Sherwood Island State Park - American Heart Association Fairfield County Heart Walk
2 p.m. - Westport Woman’s Club - Democratic Women of Westport present panel discussion on “The Patriot Act: The Library Case in our Back Yard”
3 p.m. and 7 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “The Immigrant”
5:45 p.m. (approx.) - Westport Country Playhouse - Symposium on “Immigration Past to Present”
8th Grade North Winds Up Season
In the final regular season game tonight, Westport PAL football 8th grade North battled to a 0-0 tie against Wilton at Wilton High School. Lining up for a play were Devin Graber (71), Alex Mullen (33), Jason Gandelman (76), and Alex Schmerzler (15). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Mitch Gandelman for WestportNow.com
Westport’s Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center, today hosted “Yuck Day” for visitors to become familiar with creepy creatures. David Mally, a junior staffer, shows off a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Matthew Mandell for WestportNow.com
Westport’s Unitarian Church Hosts Civil Union Ceremony
Westport’s Unitarian Church today was the site of a civil union ceremony for Westporters Rozanne Gates (l) and Suzanne Sheridan. They took out a civil union license at the Westport Town Clerk’s office Oct. 1, the first day a new Connecticut law authorizing them went into effect. It was the first civil union ceremony at the church since passage of the law. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Y’s Men Camera Club Gets Grant
Bill Meyer (l), vice president of Friends of Westport Center for Senior Activities and president of the Y’s Men of Westport/Weston, hands Stan Groner, Camera Club president, a grant from the Friends as financial sponsor of the Camera Club’s second annual photo contest and exhibition. The exhibition will be displayed at the Westport Center for Senior Activities from Dec. 9 through Jan. 27. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Sunrise Rotary Wine Tasting Raises $22,000
The Westport Sunrise Rotary Club’s 16th annual wine tasting event and silent auction at the Longshore Inn Friday night raised more than $22,000 for local charities. Harvey’s Liquor Locker on Main Street provided the wines. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Don O’Guin for WestportNow.com
More Than 100 Items Up for Bid in Silent Auction
Local merchants and individuals donated more than 100 items for Friday night’s Sunrise Rotary Club annual wine tasting and silent auction at the Longshore Inn. Judy Cannon was winner of the raffle for two tickets on Jet Blue Airways. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Don O’Guin for WestportNow.com
Friday, October 28, 2005
“The Immigrant” Opens Tonight
The Westport Country Playhouse’s production of “The Immigrant” has its official opening tonight. The play is the heartwarming tale of a Russian Jewish immigrant to the United States in 1909. Pictured are (l-r): Beth Fowler, Tally Sessions, Kyra Miller and Dale Hensley. The production runs through Nov.12. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) T. Charles Erickson/Westport Country Playhouse photo
Playhouse Presents Sunday Symposium on Immigration
On stage:Tally Sessions and Dale Hensley in Westport Country Playhouse’s musical production of “The Immigrant.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) T. Charles Erickson/WCP Photo
“Immigration Past to Present,” a Sunday symposium, will be presented by the Westport Country Playhouse in conjunction with the musical, “The Immigrant,” on Sunday at approximately 5:45 p.m.
The symposium will follow the 3 p.m. performance, and precede the 7:30 p.m. performance, of the heartwarming tale of a Russian Jewish immigrant to the United States in 1909.
Guest speakers will be Ellen Schiff, preeminent expert dramaturg and scholar on Jewish dramatic literature, Nora Rubel, professor, department of religious studies at Connecticut College, and Rabbi Robert L. Tobin of the Conservative Synagogue in Westport.
Schiff will provide the audience with insights on the historical and dramatic context of the story. Rubel will place the work in its historical context with regard to Jewish immigration.Tobin will consider contemporary Jewish identity in Westport as a parallel to the themes in the play.
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005
7:30 p.m. - Westport Country Playhoiuse - “The Immigrant”
Staples Girls Volleyball Triumphs in FCIAC Tourney
In the most thrilling match of the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference playoff quarterfinals, the second-seeded Staples High School girls volleyball team today overcame a 2-1 deficit in games and a 12-7 deficit in the fifth and final game to pull out a 25-20, 13-25, 25-21, 17-15 victory.
Kelly Wall had 10 kills and seven service points, including six service points after she took the ball when the Wreckers trailed, 12-7, in the final game.
Libby DeFeo had seven kills while Katrina Ellison tallied 13 kills and two blocks for second-seeded Staples (17-2), which plays third-seeded St. Joseph at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the opening game of the FCIAC semifinals at Fairfield Ludlowe High School.
Diana Delva racked up 42 kills, 39 digs and eight service points to lead the seventh-seeded Vikings (12-7), who dealt Staples one of its only two losses this season. Margret Ann Crone contributed 40 assists and nine digs while Nicole Vartuli had 29 digs for Westhill.
Monster Mash at Bedford Middle School
Staples Beats Stamford 28-6
The Wrecker defense held the line tonight as Staples defeated Stamford 28-6 in a game at Stamford’s Boyle Stadium. The win improved the Wreckers to 7-0 on the season. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Daniel Gelman for WestportNow.com
Staples Boys Soccer Sinks Ridgefield
Brendon Cristobal’s goal midway through the second half gave Staples boys soccer team a hard-earned 1-0 victory at Ridgefield today.
The Wreckers’ third win in three days—and fourth consecutive shutout—keeps them in contention for an FCIAC playoff berth. The surging blue-and-whites, now 10-3-2, finish the regular season Monday (home, 3 p.m., vs. Fairfield Ludlowe). That game—like the five previous ones—is a must-win.
Cristobal’s goal came off a feed from Ross McGibney. The striker turned his defender, found Cristobal alone on the left, then watched as Cristobal cruised through the box and slotted his shot home.
Besides Cristobal—who played his best game in a Staples uniform—the Wreckers got outstanding efforts from keeper Brad Green, who contributed a key punch save when the match was scoreless; Preston Hirten, who attacked well from his defensive spot, and Colin Nangle, who anchored the backs.
Westport Property Transfers Oct. 17-21, 2005
Property transfers as reported by the Westport Town Clerk’s office for the period Oct. 17-21, 2005
Sandra Blinn to Robin N. Heath, 2 Tuck Lane, $1,200,000
Nicholas J. Tiberio Jr. to Westport Rental Holdings LLC, 47 Hiawatha Lane, $990,000
Britt G. Lindelow to Robert F. Ganley, Unit 2 124 Riverside Ave., $729,000
The Land Group Inc. to David K. and Leslie Lewis Kirshner, 2 Marvin Place, $2,182,000
Westport Property Transfers Oct. 10-14, 2005
Property transfers as reported by the Westport Town Clerk’s office for the period Oct. 10-14, 2005
Richard L. and Deanna E. Hoffmann to Bennett M. and Linda J. Sheppard, 7 McMahon Lane, $1,697,500
Kenneth S. and Gerald and Amy Levinson to Curt D. and Katherine Cullin, 182 Wilton Road, $930,000
Carmen F. Effron to Lois Arenson, 39 Stony Brook Road, $111,300
Daniel J. and H. Margaret Coughlin to 57 Main Street Westport LLC, 57 Main St.,, $5,000,000
Property Crimes, Larcenies Up in Westport
By Jennifer Connic
Most of Westport’s crime totals in 2004 were down compared to 2003, but they were up in property crimes, rapes and larcenies, according to a recent FBI report.
The FBI recently released the 2004 crime statistics for each community in the country along with numbers for each state and urban area.
Westport saw decreases or no change in violent crimes, murders, robberies, assaults, motor vehicle thefts and arsons.
There was a 5 percent increase in property crimes and 16 percent increase in larcenies. There were no rape cases in 2003 and one in 2004.
Westport Senior Center Hosts Aging Meeting
The Westport Center for Senior Citizens Thursday night hosted the Southwestern Connecticut’s Agency on Aging annual meeting entitled “The Booming Dynamics of Aging.” Fran Reynolds and Aki Ikeda enjoyed the drumming circle entertainment provided by Randy Brody of SoundDirections. The event was attended by more than 120 representatives from local agencies and boards involved with providing services to seniors throughout the community. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Susan Pfister for WestportNow.com
Town, Developer, Neighbors Close to Partrick Wetlands Deal
By Jennifer Connic
Westport town officials, a group seeking to develop the Partrick Wetlands and surrounding neighbors have been negotiating since December to resolve issues of the controversial housing proposal and now may be close to a deal that includes the town possibly acquiring part of the property, according to a legal notice that has been filed.
Two meetings, including a Planning and Zoning Commission hearing, have been scheduled over the next two weeks regarding the legal cases over developing the property in northwest Westport. It is located between Newtown Turnpike and Partrick Road on the Norwalk-Westport border.
The commission, which has already met several times in executive session to discuss the matter, is scheduled to hold another one at 2 p.m. Monday. A public hearing has been scheduled for 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 10.
According to a legal notice that has been filed, the Nov. 10 public hearing includes three applications: to approve the settlement, to approve a sewer extension down Wilton Road, and to approve the town acquiring a portion of the property if it cannot be donated to a private non-profit organzation. No public files on the proposals, however, were available today.
Democratic Women Host Forum on Patriot Act Sunday
The Democratic Women of Westport will host a forum Sunday on the Patriot Act.
The 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. event at the Westport Woman’s Club, 44 Imperial Ave., is open to the public.
The program, “The Patriot Act: The Library Case in our Back Yard,” will feature Roger C. Vann, executive director of the Connecticut chapter of the American Civil Liberties Union.
Also on the panel will be Christine Bradley, executive director of the Connecticut Librarians Consortium and past president of the Connecticut Librarians Association, and Dale C. Fredston, former president of the Westport Library Board of Trustees.
Thursday, October 27, 2005
Nature’s Art on Display
Sunrise Rotary Presents Wine Tasting Tonight at Longshore
The Westport Sunrise Rotary Club hosts its annual wine tasting tonight at the Longshore Inn to benefit local charities.
For the 16th consecutive year, Harvey Skolnick of Main Street’s Liquor Locker has donated more than five dozen wines from all over the world, according to a club news release.
Skolnick’s generosity has been responsible for making the event one of the most popular community events in Westport, the club said.
The evening will include gourmet carving stations with roast beef, roast turkey and international cheeses and breads. Music will be provided by an all star jazz band.
Friday, Oct. 28, 2005
6 p.m. - Inn at Longshore - Westport Sunrise Rotary Wine Tasting
7 p.m. - Stamford Boyle Stadium - Staples football vs Stamford
8:30 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “The Immigrant”
9 p.m. - Toquet Hall - Halloween Costume Party
Turn-Away Crowd for Mozart Lecture
There was a turn-away crowd for tonight’s Westport Arts Center presentation at the Wesport Public Library by Peter Gay, Sterling Professor of History, emeritus, at Yale University on “Mozart and the Enlightenment.” Gay suggested ways the new social and political environment of his era influenced Mozart and continues to frame today’s wide-ranging debates on religion, politics and personal identity. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Staples Boys Soccer Shuts Out Danbury
Keaton Cristobal’s goal with less than five minutes remaining lifted the Staples boys soccer team to a 1-0 victory today over Danbury at the losers’ field.
The victory gave the Wreckers (now 9-3-2) an important lift in their drive for an FCIAC playoff berth. At the same time, it knocked the Hatters out of contention for the state tournament.
Cristobal slotted the ball past the keeper after Ross McGibney’s pass was deflected wide by a defender. The game’s other hero was Brad Green, the reserve goalkeeper who, in his second straight start, turned away several tough chances and earned his second consecutive shutout.
Staples’ third game in three days is set for 3:45 p.m. Friday at Ridgefield. Like the others this week, it is a must-win for the Wreckers’ league playoff hopes.
Rocking on Main Street
Dylan Curran, 4, of Westport, was rocking on Westport’s Main Street today during the Halloween parade sponsored by the Parks and Recreation Department and Downtown Merchants Association. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Trick or Treat Street
Today’s Halloween parade on Westport’s Main Street attracted hundreds of participants, including this young lady wearing a “I Couldn’t Decide What to Be for Halloween” costume. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
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