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Sunday, July 19, 2009

Festival Winner

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Best in Show award at the 36th annual Westport Fine Arts Festival today went to Mark MacKinnon (c), a photographer from Beacon, N.Y. Presenting the winner’s ribbon was Michelle Weber (l), festival chariman and owner, Cocoa Michelle while Bob Le Rose (r) president of the Westport Downotwn Merchants Association and owner of Bobby Q’s, presented MacKinnon with a gift from Simon Pearce and a $500 Visa card from the DMA.  Simon Pearce donated gifts to all nine festival winners. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lee De Monico for WestportNow.com

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Sunday Market Treat

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Jumbo red rasberries were available today at Pumpkin Paul’s, a vendor from Storrs, Conn., new to the Westport Sunday Farmers Market’ Kara, from Pumpkin Paul’s, attributed the large size and high quality of the fruit to the heavy amount of rain recently experienced in Connecticut. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Triple Play

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It was triple the fun as triplets, (l-r) Julia, Nicholas and Kayla Bilotti, 9, of Westport climbed on the Charities sculpture on Jesup Green. The threesome will be entering the fourth grade at Saugatuck Elementary School in the fall. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Art Festival Colors

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A passerby adds color to the art scene at Westport’s Fine Arts Festival, which continues today in Westport’s center. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Dusting Off Larry

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Mime Sasha Nanus of New York gives WestportNow contributing photographer Larry Untermeyer a little dusting off at Saturday’s Fine Arts Festival grounds in Westport’s center. The festival as well as the library’s annual summer book sale continue today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Sunday, July 19, 2009


9 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Jesup Green - Friends of the Library Annual Gigantic Summer Book Sale
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Parker Harding Plaza - 36th Annual Westport Fine Arts Festival
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Group Show I”
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Belles Lettres”
11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. - Saugatuck Congregational Church (245 Post Road East) - Sunday Farmers Market
1 p.m. and 4 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Queen Nur’s Sweet Potato Pie and Such” (Ages 3+)
1:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. - Compo Cove - Westport Historical Society “Low Tide Family Beach Day”
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Senior Center - Ice Cream Social
7 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Navy Band Northeast
7 p.m. - Westport Community Theatre - Auditions for “Barefoot in the Park”

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Dancing to the Beat at the Levitt

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Fans at Westport’s Levitt Pavilion tonight rocked to the vibrant beat and rhythm of the five-piece Doug Wahlberg band on a night of warm July weather. The band performers are Doug Wahlberg, vocals and lead guitar; George P. Miller, bass guitar; Rich Genovese, drums, Tim (T-Bone) tone – keys, and Rich Tedesco, guitar and vocals.  The 16-piece Navy Band Northeast performs big band music at the Levitt on Sunday night starting a 7 p.m.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Joseloff Reminisces on CNN About Walter Cronkite

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Westport First Selectman Gordon F. Joseloff appeared on CNN tonight to talk about his years working with Walter Cronkite. The CNN appearance along with interviews on several Connecticut television stations followed WestportNow’s publication earlier today of Joseloff’s recollections of his days with Cronkite at CBS News when he was a writer and correspondent. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 64 Turkey Hill Road South

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An application of a permit is in process to demolish the house at 64 Turkey Hill Road South. Built in 1976, the two-story colonial has 3,487 square feet and is situated on a two-acre lot. Ownership changed hands in June at $2,385,000. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Saturday, July 18, 2009

Meeting the Artist

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Westporter Mimi Levitt and artist Tracy W. Hambley of Southbury, Conn. greeted each other warmly at the Westport Fine Arts Festival today. Levitt is the very happy and proud owner of a number of Hambley’s collage construction pieces. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Child Artist

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Chloe Barnes, 2, concentrates on her part in the colorful creation at the children’s booth set up by the Westport Arts Center today in the Gorham Island parking lot as part of the Westport Fine Arts Festival. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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At Home by the Saugatuck

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Sculptures by Roger DiTarando of Vernon, Conn., seem at home along the Saugatuck River at today’s Fine Arts Festival organized by the Westport Downtown Merchants Association. The event continues on Sunday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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High-Tech Delivery for DaPietro’s at Arts Festival

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Pietro and Janine Scotti check out their DaPietro’s menu today at the Westport Fine Arts Festival before beginning delivery of meals and drinks to exhibitors. The enterprising couple sent around menus to all booths and told them they would accept text message orders for delivery by cart. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Point to Point Swim Attracts Almost 100 Entrants

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Almost 100 swimmers took part in today’s 31st annual Point to Point swim organized by the Westport Weston Family Y at Compo Beach. The winners were James Lawler, 26, of New York, who finished the approximately one-mile swim in 19:09. Second was Mollie Loftus, 15, a Staples High School junior, in 19:12. Lawler, a finalist in the 2004 Olympic trials in the 100-meter butterfly, said this was his first visit to Westport and that he came here with other members of the New York-based Red Tide swim team. Loftus, a member of the Staples swim team, was this past year’s champion of the FCIAC 200- and 400-yard freestyle competition. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Point to Point Winners

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James Lawler, 26, of New York, the first place finisher today’s Point to Point swim at Westport’s Compo Beach, poses with second place finisher Mollie Loftus, 15, a Staples High School junior. He did it in 19:09; her time was 19:12. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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