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Monday, June 28, 2010

Comparing Their Beads

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Two guests at the Levitt Pavilion tonight compare their Mardi Gras beads tossed from the stage. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Mother-Daughter Dance

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Amy Frances dances with her mother, Ethel Yudkin, at the Levitt Pavilion tonight. Amy, a Staples High School graduate, lives in Santa Barbara, Calif., and was visiting her mom who lives in Hamden, Conn. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Having Fun

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Danny Williams, who plays keyboard and is a vocalist with Terrance Simien & Zydeco Experience Band, the feature performer at tonight’s Levitt Pavilion season opener, has some fun before the show. The six-member band, a Grammy Award-winner, played at the Levitt for the first time. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Two Dog Night

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The crowd at tonight’s Levitt Pavilion season opener included a number of canines. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Sunday, June 27, 2010

Democratic Gathering

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Today’s Westport fund-raiser for George Jepsen, Democratic candidate for Attorney General, drew a number of other candidates for state offices and a large turnout of supporters. Pictured (l-r) are Kevin Lembo, candidate for State Comptroller, Martha Aasen, co-host; John Hartwell, candidate for State Senate 32nd District; Ann Sheffer, co-host; George Jepsen; Denise Merrill, candidate for Secretary of the State; Jim Ezzes, Westport Democratic Town Chair; Jonathan Steinberg, candidate for State Assembly 136th District; Don Williams, President Pro-Tempore of the State Senate; Patricia Russo, co-host; and Bill Scheffler, co-host. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Westport Sketchbook: School’s Out

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Westport artist and illustrator Elaine Clayton took her sketchbook to Westport’s Compo Beach to observe students just out of school. See more of her work at illuminara.com. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Elaine Clayton for WestportNow.com

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Blumenthal: “It’s the Least We Can Do”

By Lynn U. Miller

The bells at Westport’s Saugatuck Congregational Church tolled 19 times today in a sad tribute to the 19 U.S. casualties in Afghanistan and Iraq since its Field of Flags went on display nine days ago.WestportNow.com Image
Attorney General Richard Blumenthal stopped in Westport today to help add flags to the Field of Flags display at the Saugatuck Congregational Church. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

Invited by the church, Attorney General Richard Blumenthal joined other dignitaries in planting the additional flags added to the 5, 516 flags planted on June 18.

He said he was honored to be asked to participate. “It’s the least we can do,” he said.

According to co-chairmen Mary Ann West and Randy Christophersen, a similar ceremony will take place next Sunday, on the Fourth of July.

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Blumenthal Joins in Adding New Casualties to Field of Flags

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Attorney General Richard Blumenthal took part in today’s ceremony as the Saugatuck Congregational Church added 19 new flags to the 5,516 installed on June 18 when the initial Field of Flags planting representing Iraq and Afghanistan casualties took place. Co-chairs Randy Christophersen (l) and Mary Ann West (c) said at least one more casualty has been reported so there will be another ceremony on Sunday, July 4. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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New War Casualties

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Members of Westport’s Saugatuck Congregational Church checked a list today of 19 new casualties in Iraq and Afghanistan to be represented by new flags planted in its Field of Flags display. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Gaining Attention

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The Field of Flags at Westport’s Saugatuck Congregational Church on Post Road East has gotten increasing attention from visitors since it was installed on June 18. The flags will remain in place through July 5. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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06/27/10 08:31 PM Comments () • Permalink

Getting Ready for Levitt Season Opener Tonight

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Brian Welsh applies some final touches to the entrance way of Westport’s Levitt Pavilion in preparation for tonight’s season opener, the Levitt’s 37th season of free entertainment. The performance will feature the musician, vocalist and songwriter Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience Band, winner of the Grammy Award for Best Zydeco or Cajun Music Album for 2008. The program, which organizers said is “designed for kids 2 to 92,” starts at 7 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Downtown Stroll

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The low tide afforded a stroll downtown for this four-legged visitor. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Doreen Birdsell for WestportNow.com

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