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Saturday, May 15, 2010

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There were crowds working and watching at today’s Castles in the Sand Even at Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for


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High winds caused a weakened tree branch to fall across power lines at Westport’s Lyons Plains Road near Coleytown Road today.  As a result, power was shut off to nearby homes in Westport and Weston and Lyons Plains Road was closed to traffic for several hours. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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The Sound Cyclists Bicycle Club enjoys some camaraderie in Luciano Park in Westport’s Saugatuck section today following its weekly ride through scenic Westport.  According to Westporter Iain Bruce who is a member of the club said that the group meets at the Saugatuck station parking lot at 7:30 a.m. every Saturday from April to November and ride for distances of up to 46 miles. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Congressman Jim Himes hosted a lunch today at the Westport VFW Post, 465 Riverside Ave., to meet seven students from the 4th District who will attend military schools starting in the fall.  The event honored students nominated by Hines who were accepted into the U.S. Naval Academy (three from Greenwich and two from Wilton), the U.S. Military Academy (three from Darien, Stamford and Redding) and the U.S. Air Force Academy (one from Ridgefield). Himes (2nd r) is pictured with the McCormick family of Ridgefield—parents Mike, Sr. and Mary and son Mike, Jr., a graduate of Ridgefield High School who will attend the U. S. Air Force Academy. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Some of the plants that were added today to the Westport’s Sherwood Mill Pond Preserve in a volunteer effort by the Sherwood Mill Pond Preserve Committee. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for


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Beautifying the Sherwood Mill Pond Preserve Image
Volunteers planted an additional 400 plants today at Westport’s Sherwood Pond Preserve will be a beautiful place for people to enjoy. “This wouldn’t have been possible without the energetic volunteers,” said Sherry Jagerson, chair of the Sherwood Mill Pond Preserve Committee. She funds for the plants all came from donations, and soon there will be benches and picnic tables at the site of the former Allen’s Clam House. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for


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Today’s ninth annual Castles in the Sand fund-raiser for Homes with Hope at Westport’s Compo Beach attracted large crowds. Sunny skies and temperatures in the 70s made for a good day for build sand sculptures.(CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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A puddle at Westport’s Compo Beach was just right for this family outing. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for


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Castles in the Sand Set for Today at Compo Beach

Homes with Hope is sponsoring the ninth annual Castles in the Sand sandcastle build-a-thon today between noon and 4 p.m. at Westport’s Compo Image
A sea serpent was among last year’s creations. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for

Big Lots (10’ X 10’) are $100 and can accommodate up to four sand sculptors. Really Big Lots (20’ X 20’) are $300. Each participant will receive a t-shirt and complimentary water and ice cream from Joey’s By the Shore.

The event is generously sponsored by Bronze Beachcombers Sponsors David Adam Realty, Babkie Graphic and Web Designs, Cox Radio, Gault Inc., Joey’s by the Shore, Kowalsky Brothers, the Epstein Family and the Walsh Family.

Homes with Hope, formerly know as Interfaith Housing, was formed more than 20 years ago as the community’s response to people seeking food and shelter. 


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A flower box full of pansies greets visitors with spring colors outside the Westport Arts Center on Riverside Avenue. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for


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Saturday, May 15, 2010

9 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Old Town Hall (90 Post Road East) - League of Women Voters of Westport 26th Annual Tag Sale
10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Westport Public Library - Family Program with Lynn Lewis
11 a.m. - Calf Pasture Beach, Norwalk - Whittingham Cancer Center Walk and Run (registration at 10 a.m.)
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Divine Comedy: Drawings by R. Crumb & Roz Chast”
Noon - 4 p.m. - Compo Beach - Homes With Hope/IHA’s 9th Annual Castles in the Sand (rain date May 16)
1:30 p.m. - I-95 Boat Ramp (off S. Compo Road) - Westport Historical Society “Paddle to the Pass”
2 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Family Wii Day
2:30 p.m. - 3:15 p.m. - Earthplace - Critters & Crafts (ages 3-10)
4 p.m. and 8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “She Loves Me” (last day)
7 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - Senators Community Foundation Dance
7:30 p.m. - Staples Black Box Theatre - Staples Players present “Book of Days”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar


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Friday, May 14, 2010

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This agile and well-balanced gentleman was spotted today on Westport’s Hillspoint Road near Compo Cove. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for


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