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Monday, December 21, 2009

Monday, December 21, 2009


9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Westport/Weston Health District - Wellness Clinic, adults and children
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Treasures from the Westport Schools Permanent Art Collection”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center—“The Judge: Jazz Photographs by Musician Milt Hinton”
12:47 p.m. - Northern Hemisphere - Winter Solstice
1:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - St. Luke’s Church (49 Turkey Hill Road) - American Red Cross Blood Drive
7:30 p.m. - Christ & Holy Trinity Church (55 Myrtle Avenue) - “The Longest Night” service
7:45 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – RTM Education Committee

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Terex to Sell Mining Business for $1.3 Billion

Westport’s Terex Corporation, the world’s No. 3 maker of heavy earth-moving equipment, is to sell its mining business for $1.3 billion cash to mining equipment maker Bucyrus International Inc., the companies said today.

The unit being sold, which includes hydraulic mining excavators and electric drive mining trucks, has 38 facilities around the world with approximately 2,150 employees.

South Milwaukee, Wisc.-based Bucyrus said the deal would create a “premier supplier of mining equipment.”

Terex can request to receive $300 million of the purchase price in the form of Bucyrus shares, Bucyrus said.

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Candlelight Concert: The TV View

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The Staples Television Network (STN) Cablevision Channel 78 tonight broadcast the final performance of the 69th annual Staples High School Candlelight Concert, the first live broadcast of the event. This is how viewers saw the closing number, Handel’s “The Messiah,” in which Staples alumni joined the performers on stage. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Candlelight Concert Broadcast and Streamed on Internet

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Tonight’s closing performance of the 69th annual Staples High School Candlelight Concert—postponed from Saturday because of the weather—was broadcast live on the Staples Television Network (STN) Cablevision Channel 78 and streamed on the Internet, historic firsts for the popular holiday event. This is how Internet users saw it. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Sunday, December 20, 2009

Westport’s Techno-Claus Offers Up Tips in Rhyme


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Westporter David Pogue offered up techno tips in rhyme on the CBS News broadcast “Sunday Morning” today, many of the segments taped in Westport. CBSNews.com video

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“Broadway Boys” Warm Up Playhouse

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Three former Westporters—Justin Paul, piano, Dan Asher, bassist, and Drew McKeon, drummer—were part of the “Broadway Boys” band who performed at the Westport Country Playhouse today. The show was the final of the three-show holiday weekend series that also showcased the Klezmatics on Thursday and Rondi Charleston and Friends on Saturday. Michael Ross, managing director of the Playhouse welcomed the nearly overflow crowd and expressed appreciation for the large turnout out on a day that began with the season’s biggest snowstorm that threatened travel conditions for much of the day. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Skating Sunday

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Westport offered skating, skiing, and sledding to its residents today with an overnight snowfall providing the winter look and feel. This was the scene at the PAL Ice Rink at Longshore Club Park. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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A Westport Fire Department Salute to Its Own

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The Westport Fire Department has proudly hoisted the Service Flag, a U.S. Defense Department-authorized banner to show a family has members serving in the Armed Forces during a period of war or hostilities. The Fire Department, as a family, has two of its members serving overseas—Lt. Thomas Richmond (l) is heading to Iraq as an Army medic, and Firefighter Nicholas Marsan (r) is en route to Afghanistan in the Infantry. The Fire Department reminds residents it is a drop off point for a program sending care packages to soldiers in combat zones overseas called “Give 2 the Troops.” A list of requested items can be found at www.Give2TheTroops.org. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo and WestportNow.com file photos

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Longshore Skier

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Westport’s Longshore Club Park was a pefect place today for some cross-country skiing. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Winslow Fun

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What a better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than sledding in Westport’s Winslow Park. And winter does not officially begin until Monday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Airbone

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A young visitor to Westport’s Winslow Park today enjoys a brief flight on her snow plane. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Winslow Color

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The bright colors of sledders added a special look to snow-covered Winslow Park in Westport today. The snow was just right for sledding. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Ride ‘em Cowboy

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Sometimes it was a bit hard hanging on to the sled at Westport’s Winslow Park today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Trying to Fit In

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Some of the sledders at Westport’s Winslow Park today had a difficult time fitting in. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Mom Power

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It’s always nice to have Mom pulling the sled as these youngsters found out today at Westport’s Winslow Park. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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