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Sunday, August 22, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

10 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Saugatuck Congregational Church (245 Post Road East) - Westport Sunday Farmer’s Market
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - Summer Group Members Show
3 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “I Do! I Do!”
7 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion Saugatuck Elementary School, 170 Riverside Ave. - Giacomo Gates

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A doggie in the window of The Green Living Centre Ltd. on Westport’s Railroad Place tonight attracted attention of passersby. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for


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Mill River Band Entertains at Levitt Image
Connecticut’s Mill River Band performed tonight at Westport’s Levitt Pavilion. The band, which combines a unique blend of acoustic rock, country blues and western swing. will perform again in Westport at Bobby Qs on Nov. 6. Its members include Jim Schanck, lead guitar; Michael Jacob, drums, percussion; Michael Dougherty, bass, vocals; John Burlinson, guitar, vocals; Tom Abrahamsen, guitar, harmonica, vocals, and Chuck Chesler, keyboards, mandolin, accordion, and vocals. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Among those dancing at tonight’s Levitt Pavilion performance by Connecticut’s Mill River Band were Edie and Sam Anderson of Westport, town residents for 30 years. “It’s the first time we’ve heard the Mill River Band and we’ve been ‘rockers’ for a long time,” said Edie. “Tonight was our first visit to the Levitt this summer even though we’ve attended performances every summer ever since we moved here (in 1977).” Only seven nights of free Levitt concerts remain before the season ends on Sunday, Aug. 29, with the Fairfield Counts swing band. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Saturday, August 21, 2010

The One That Didn’t Get Away Image
Rich Flores of Norwalk shows off a bluefish he caught today in the Saugatuck River behind the Westport Arts Center on Riverside Avenue. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for


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Michelle Quigley of Westport was among Westport Community Gardens members who turned out today for a workday clean up at the gardens on Hyde Lane. In addition to the sprucing up of the gardens, members collected food and funds for the Homes With Hope Gillespie Center/Hoskins Place for the homeless. Members have been giving to the Gillespie Center/Hoskins Place produce harvested from the “grow-a-row” plots together with donations from individual gardeners’ plots. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for


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UPDATE The Westport Sunrise Rotary Club today collected more than 300 bags of food donations at Stop & Shop on Post Road East for the town’s Homes with Hope Gillespie Center pantry and the Westport Woman’s Club Food Closet. “We’re holding this drive due to the continued high level of need within the community,” said George Masumian, club event chairman. Pictured is Emma Rojas, 10, a Greens Farms Elementary School fifth grader handing groceries to Jeff Wieser, Homes With Hope president, while her mother Georgia and Sunrise Club volunteer Jo Fuchs Luscombe look on. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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UPDATE Jeff Wieser, president of Westport’s Homes With Hope, loads bags of donated food into a van at Stop & Shop on Post Road East. The Westport Sunrise Rotary Club organized the drive for Homes With Hope and the Westport Woman’s Club food closet. By end of day, more than 300 bags of food were donated, which Rotarians estimated to be about $6,000 worth of groceries. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Restaurant Week Set for Aug. 29 - Sept. 4

A Westport-Weston Restaurant Week offering special fixed price lunches and dinners will he held Sunday, Aug. 29 through Saturday, Sept. 4. Image

It is the second restaurant week of the year sponsored by the Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce. A similar one was held Feb. 28-March 6.

The week will feature lunches from $10.10 to $15.10 for one or $20.10 for two. Dinners are $20.10 to $30.10 for one.

“We had a great time with Restaurant Week over the winter,” said Janine Scotti of Da Pietro’s Restaurant. “So much so, we continued to offer our prix fixe menu for another week—and beyond.”

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Cocoa Michelle Closure: Sweet Memories But Sour Note

By James Lomuscio

Barista Jessica Kerch was busy serving up truffles and cappuccinos Friday when questions came from the curious who breezed through Cocoa Michelle at 190 Main St. in Westport. Image
Coca Michelle regulars, including Jim Fine (hat) of Weston, were sad to see the Main Street store close. “We have come to rely on it,” he said. “I’m furious.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

“Today’s the last day?” a woman asked. Kerch nodded.

“What are you going to do with all the chocolates?” the woman continued. “Any discounts?”

Kerch confirmed that it was the last day of operation for the chocolate seller and cafe, but there would be no discounts.

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Westport’s Lissy Newman was singing the summer blues Friday night at The Dressing Room Restaurant on Post Road East behind The Westport Country Playhouse. The daughter of the late Paul Newman and Joanne Woodward performs on selected Friday nights at the restaurant founded by her father and chef Michel Nischan. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for


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Saturday, August 21, 2010

8 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Stop & Shop - Westport Sunrise Rotary Club Food Collection (for town food pantries)
10 a.m. - noon - Westport Community Gardens (13 Hyde Lane) - Food & Funds Collection for Gillespie Center
11 a.m. - noon - Earthplace - Explore the Stream
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “The Kids’ Wall” 10th Anniversary
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - Summer Group Members Show
2:30 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Earthplace - Critters and Crafts (ages 3-10)
4 p.m. and 8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “I Do! I Do!”
8 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Mill River Band

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar


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