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Monday, May 25, 2009

Monday, May 25, 2009 - Memorial Day


Westport Town Hall, Public Library, and Public Schools are closed in observance of Memorial Day
8 a.m. - Westport Fire Headquarters - Annual Fire Department Memorial Day Service
8 a.m. - Christ & Holy Trinity Church - Kiwanis Family Pancake Breakfast (first 300 attendees)
9 a.m. - Riverside Avenue to Veterans Green - Memorial Day Parade and Ceremonies
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Years in the Making: Ageless Artists, Ageless Art,”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Heads & Hands” by Kristin Rasich Fox

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Firefighters Douse Flames in Pool Shed

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Westport firefighters clean up after a fire broke out in a small free-standing shed housing pool equipment at 15 Coleytown Road tonight. Firefighters had to shut off a gas line feeding a pool heater before dousing the flames. Damage was limited to the pool structure and there were no injuries. Cause of the fire was under investigation.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Honors for Staples Players and First Director Craig Matheson

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Westport First Selectman Gordon F. Joseloff (2nd r.) presented commendations tonight to Craig Matheson (2nd. l), who was first director of Staples Players and led the theater group from 1959 to 1968, and to David Roth (l), the group’s current director. Ann Sheffer presented a commendation from the state General Assembly on behalf of state Representative Joe Mioli. The presentations took place during the Players 50th anniversary Alumni Reunion Performance at Staples High School. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Reception Marks Staples Players 50th Anniversary

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Alumni and friends of Staples High School’s Staples Players gathered tonight for a reception prior to the Alumni Reunion Performance marking the Staples Players 50th anniversary. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Sunday, May 24, 2009

Party Time

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The South Beach at Westport’s Compo Beach was crowded with party goers today enjoying the Memorial Day weekend holiday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Getting Ready for Memorial Day Dining

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The Napoli Restaurant at 5 Riverside Ave. was readying today for a busy Memorial Day. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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All Set for Westport’s Memorial Day Parade

Westport’s traditional Memorial Day parade is set to kick off at 9 a.m. Monday from Riverside Avenue and wind its way to Veterans Green in front of Town Hall.WestportNow.com Image
Westport firefighters on the march in the 2008 Memorial Day parade. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Before the parade, the Westport Kiwanis Club will host a pancake breakfast at Christ and Holy Trinity Church and the Fire Department will hold its own memorial service with both events starting at 8 a.m.

The weather forecast calls for partly sunny skies in the morning with a slight chance of showers and temperatures in the mid 70s.

World War II veteran Ed See, a longtime attorney in Westport, is grand marshal. The parade’s float contest theme is “Our Veterans—The Spirit of America.”

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Business Soars at Local Nurseries

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Westporters using the Memorial Day weekend to do some planting lined up Saturday to pay for their plants at Gilbertie’s Herb Gardens on Sylvan Road South. Business was brisk at several area nurseries as many residents stayed home instead of traveling on the holiday weekend. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Sunday, May 24, 2009


10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Staples High School - Westport Handcraft Show
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Home”
Noon - Westport Arts Center - “Raw Edge: Lori Lohstoeter Drawings”
5:30 p.m. - Staples High School - Staples Players present “Revue” celebrating their 50th anniversary
7 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - Tally Hall w/ Malbec, Flu Season, Ellen Kempner

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Westporters Make Inaugural Yankee Stadium Train Run

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The Franklin family—Eric, Beth, Brett, 8, and Justin, 6—were among Westporters who today took the inaugural Metro-North direct train service from Westport to Yankee Stadium. The journey both ways is about an hour. The Franklins, who saw the Yankees edge the Phillies 5-4, said they learned about the service from a story on WestportNow. (See WestportNow May 19, 2009). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Arriving at the New Metro-North Yankee Stadium Station

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The Nevas family of Westport—Andy, Jodie, Zach, 8, and Chloe, 5 1/4—arrives at the new Metro-North Yankee Stadium Station today as the the railroad inaugurated direct service from Westport and other stations. Westporters had their choice of three trains to the game and three trains after the game. The Nevas family also cited WestportNow as their source for news of the new service. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Fire Alarm Interrupts Saturday at the Movies

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Westporters and others watching a movie at the Royale Bow Tie Cinema just over the Westport line in Norwalk today had to evacuate as alarms sounded warning of an emergency. But after Norwalk firefighters arrived on the scene, it was quickly determined that it was a false alarm. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Handcraft Show Opens Two-Day Run at Staples

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The annual Handcraft Show opened at Staples High School today sponsored by The Westport-Weston Cooperative Nursery School. Among the visitors was Dan Marcus of Weston, his mother, Judy Marcus of Greenwich, and Dan’s 2 1/2 year old twin daughters Nora and Sebastian. The twins attend the school. The show continues on Sunday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Close Call En Route to a Softball Game

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Two adults and young girl on their way to softball game had a close call today as a tree fell on their van as they approached a stop sign on Westport’s Center Street at Morningside Drive South. The three were uninjured and managed to get out of their vehicle on their own. The Dodge Caravan sustained minimal damage and was able to be driven from the scene. Westrport police, fire, and public work crews assisted at the scene. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Saturday Morning Drama

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A trip to a softball game turned into a scary experience for two adults and a young girl today as a tree fell on their van at Westport’s Center Street and Morningside Drive South. They managed to get out of the van uninjured.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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