Saturday, October 31, 2009
Many of the hundreds of holiday lights in the trees along Westport’s Main Street and Parker Harding Plaza were getting their annual maintenance on Friday. Workers checked connections, replaced burned out bulbs, and added new strings of lights where needed. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Aggregate: Art and Architecture—a Brutalist Remix”
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Treasures from the Westport Schools Permanent Art Collection”
7 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - Movie Night
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Backup quarterback Keith Gelman fumbled three times in the first half but great defense helped drive the Staples High School varsity football team to a 38-0 win tonight over Fairfield’s Ludlowe High School at Fairfield.
The victory improved the Wreckers to 7-0 on the season while Ludlow slipped to 3-4.
Gelman was starting in place of the injured Brandon Pacilio. “In the beginning of the game, he needed to settle down and he did,” said Staples coach Marce Petroccio.
Staples meets Wilton next Saturday, Nov. 7 at home, leaving only two games after that—the following Saturday in Trumbull and then Thanksgiving, Nov. 26 at home against perennial rival Greenwich High School.
The Staples High School Student Assembly is sponsoring a drive to collect donations for an infantry platoon in Mosul, Iraq. The soldiers, about 35 men and women based in Ft. Bragg, N.C., are part of the 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division. Donations (suggested items can be found here.) should be placed in boxes at the high school in the main lobby or cafeteria, or delivered to 222 Compo Road South in Westport. Checks are also welcome (payable to Staples High School and mailed to the cited address). The deadline is Nov. 6, as it takes up to six weeks to deliver packages to Iraq. For more information, contact Michael Goodgame, 454-3461. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
About 200 guests attended tonight’s 20th annual Westport Sunrise Rotary Wine Tasting and Silent Auction, the club’s largest charity fundraiser, at the Inn at Longshore. The Sunrise Club, chartered in 1988, contributes thousands of dollars annually to local and international charities. It also supports projects in nations such as Guatemala, Egypt and Zimbabwe to promote literacy, vocational training and the discovery of potable water sources. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Friday, October 30, 2009
Strong attacking, smart midfield play and stellar defense powered Westport’s Staples High School boys soccer team to a 5-0 win today over Stamford’s Westhill High School in the FCIAC quarterfinals.
Mike White celebrates Mikey Fitzgerald’s goal against Westill in the FCIAC quarterfinals. Mikey Scott races over to join in. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Carl McNair for WestportNow.com
The solid victory advances the Wreckers to the league semifinals. They will face Greenwich—3-1 winners over Trumbullon Monday at Fairfield Ludlowe High School. Match time is 5 p.m.
The first goal, 13 minutes in, began with Sean Gallagher in the back. Mikey Scott then raced into the corner, and laced a cross through the box that Brendan Lesch power-headed in.
In the 33rd minutem Scott’s cross and Alan Reiter’s shot—saved off the line-initiated a goalmouth scramble. Mikey Fitzgerald emerged with the ball, and fed Mike White for a tap-in goal.
The Best in Show award in the Sixth Annual Westport/Weston Y’s Men Camera Club competition today went to to Lenny Messman for his amazing snake picture, “Watch Your Tongue.” Westport First Selectman Gordon F. Joseloff presented the award to Messman during a ceremony at the Westport Center for Senior Activities. Messman said he took more than 1,000 pictures trying to capture the “tongue moment” at the Bronx Zoo. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com
The Sixth Annual Westport/Weston Y’s Men Camera Club show opened today at the Westport Center for Senior Activities to a packed house. Ribbons and certificates were awarded to eight first place winners in the designated categories and ribbons were given to those earning honorable mention. The exhibit of winners and entries runs until Jan. 8. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com
So many people turned out for Thursday’s seasonal flu vaccination clinic at the Westport Weston Health District that vaccine supplies have been exhausted and additional clinics canceled, a District official said today.
Lines formed early Thursday outside the Westport Weston Health District on Bayberry Lane for seasonal flu shots. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com
“The size of the turnout was unexpected,” said Ken Kellogg, director of emergency preparedness.
He said more than 100 persons were on line before the scheduled 1 p.m. start and by 2:10 p.m. it was clear there was not enough vaccine on hand and the clinic closed 50 minutes ahead of schedule.
“We no longer have sufficient vaccine to conduct walk-in clinics so we are canceling the walk-in clinics that were scheduled for Monday and Tuesday,” he said.
Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Oct. 12 - 16, 2009:
Dianne R. Caporale and Gary B. Roberts to Seth Sholes and Suzanne Fitzmaurice, 53 Turkey Hill Road South, $1,575,000
Bank of America NA c/o Edelheit and Assoc. to Dean Kardamis, 140 Newtown Turnpike, $227,000
Daniel P. Weiner to Countrywide Home Loans Inc - FBO Goldman Sachs Mtg. Co., 17 Jennie Lane, $556,302
Robert J. Giunta to Yvonne Bokhour, 220 Riverside Ave. C-11, $575,000
UPDATE A CodeRed automatic telephone call about a missing 74-year-old Westport woman helped locate her today several miles from her home, police said.
The woman who is suffering from dementia wandered away from her condominium home on Post Road East at about 10 a.m., according to police.
After police received a call from relatives, they called in a State Police tracking dog and issued a town-wide CodeRed telephone alert shortly before 3 p.m.
A short time later, two residents who received the call said they saw someone matching her description walking along Compo Road South.
An application is in process to acquire a permit to demolish the house at 66 Old Road, off Maple Avenue North. Built in 1947 the 1 1/2-story conventional-style house has 974 square feet and is situated on a .19-acre property. Because the house was built over 50 years ago the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Samshine, an 11-week-old Yellow Labrador, discovered these Halloween pumpkins carved by his neighbor, Nancy Axthelm, on Westport’s Minuteman Hill. Samshine belongs to Ken Wirfel and June Eichbaum. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) June Eichbaum for WestportNow.com
The house at 7 Fraser Road, off North Avenue in Westport’s Coleytown section, was demolished today. Built in 1979, the two-story contemporary had 4,947 square feet, was situated on a 2.3- acre property and changed ownership in August at $1,275,000. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
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