Tuesday, January 01, 2008
For a Good Cause
Today’s early polar bear plunge at Westport’s Compo Beach was the fifth annual New Year’s Day event for the Team Mossman Triathlon Club based at the Westport Weston Family Y. Proceeds went to Westport’s Save the Children. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
“The Coldest and Roughest Ever”
Members of the Team Mossman Triathlon Club based at Westport’s Family Y were among those taking the plunge today for Save the Children at Compo Beach. Robin Myers of Southport, a Mossman leader, called today’s plunge “the coldest and roughest ever.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
Before the Plunge
Several groups did a New Year’s Day polar bear plunge at Westport’s Compo Beach today. More than 20 braved temperatures in the 30s, wind gusts up to 30 knots, and pelting rain to raise money for Westport-based Save the Children. Participants posed for a pre-plunge photo. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
Our Annual New Year’s Gift to WestportNow Readers
Once again, WestportNow presents a review of the past year through the eyes of dozens of people who contributed photos in 2007. Click HERE.
In 2007, WestportNow continued to record remarkable growth as thousands of new readers discovered what many others already knew: WestportNow is the No. 1 source for news and photos about Westport often found nowhere else.
As we near our fifth anniversary serving Westport, we are pleased that an increasing number of advertisers have learned that as more and more people get their news online, WestportNow reaches more Westporters than any other local Web site.
We are honored to be cited frequently by national publications as a trendsetter in Internet citizen journalism. And we congratulate contributing photographer Dave Matlow on his recent profile in The New York Times for his work for WestportNow.
Finally, we continue to be grateful for the public trust shown in us and look forward to continuing to serve Westport in 2008. Best New Year wishes to all WestportNow readers.
Happy New Year!
Westport’s Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge and the Saugatuck River are lit up by the grand finale of the midnight fireworks ending First Night Westport Weston 2008. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
The midnight fireworks ending First Night Westport Weston 2008 dazzled the small crowd that braved the 32-degree weather to ring in the New Year on the Saugatuck. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com
Tuesday, January 1, 2008
Happy New Year!
Westport Town Hall, schools, and library are closed
11 a.m. - Compo Beach, South Beach - Temple Israel’s polar plunge to benefit the Interfaith Housing Association of Westport
New Year’s Dance
Face Paint Artistry
Wilfred Daye of New Canaan observes the face paint artistry of JoJo as she applies her trade to the face of his 6-year-old daughter Catherine Daye. “This is our first visit to the Westport Weston First Night,” Daye said. “We learned about it from our friends who live in Westport.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
First Night Fireworks Light Up the Sky
The first of two fireworks shows delighted hundreds tonight along the Saugatuck River in Westport. A midnight show was also planned as part of the First Night Westport Weston 2008 celebration. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Face in the Mirror
Eddie Kiev, 5, of Westport, a student at Coleytown Elementary School, examines the results of his face painting in a mirror at First Night tonight. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
First Night Bonfire Draws a Crowd
Celebrating New Year’s
Sales Brisk for First Night Buttons
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Dancing in the Aisle
Listening to the music of a bluegrass group, Basket Landing, this little girl could not resist the beat, and got up to move with the music during tonight’s First Night Westport Weston 2008 celebration. The group performed at the Westport Weston Family Y. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com
Monday, December 31, 2007
Chilly New Year’s Eve Walk
Flying the U.N. Flags for New Year’s
Red Balloons Mark First Night Venues
Red balloons marked the 14 venues where today’s First Night Westport Weston 2008 events were being held, including the Westport Center for Senior Activities on Imperial Avenue. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
A Chase, Then a Crash
A tow truck operator prepares to remove the car of a Westport Main Street shoplifting suspect after he crashed head-on into a parked and unoccupied pickup truck on Coleytown Road near Easton Road. The man was being pursued by Westport police when the crash occurred. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Suspected Shoplifter Crashes During Westport Police Chase
UPDATE A suspected shoplifter being pursued by Westport police crashed his car head-on into a parked pickup truck today on Coleytown Road near Easton Road after a high speed chase on the Merritt Parkway.
A shoplifting suspect’s vehicle crashed into a parked and unoccupied pickup truck today on Coleytown Road near Easton Road. Two water company workers moments earlier had been working on the box between the vehicles. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
The man, later identified as a Chilean national, Manuel Galacia, 65, was injured in the crash and taken to Norwalk Hospital by Westport EMS. He was later released and held at Westport police headquarters on $25,000 bond pending a court appearance Wednesday.
During the chase, the suspect tossed items out of his window apparently taken from Parfumerie Douglas Cosmetics at 57 Main St., according to detectives who recovered the merchandise.
Two water company workers had just left an equipment box next to where the crash occurred and were uninjured.
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