Tuesday, January 03, 2006
Tuesday, Jan. 3, 2006
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Golf Advisory Committee
Monday, January 02, 2006
Coastal Flood Warning, Wind Advisory in Effect
The National Weather Service has issued a coastal flood warning and wind advisory for the Westport area beginning Tuesday morning.
It said a large dome of high pressure remains entrenched across southeastern Canada and, combined with a low pressure developing over the Delmarva Peninsula, will result in a persistent and strong easterly wind along the coastal waters very late tonight through Tuesday evening.
This will pile water into Long Island Sound, the back bays of the south shore of Long Island as well as Peconic Bay, an advisory said.
Tide levels are expected to run from two to locally four feet above normal during the times of high tide around midday Tuesday and quite possibly Tuesday night, according to the National Weather Service.
Stressed Out Girls To Be Featured At Library
Psychologist Roni Cohen-Sandler will speak about her new book “Stressed-Out Girls: Helping Them Survive in an Age of Pressure” on Jan. 11. at 7:30 pm at the Westport Public Library.
A specialist in issues of women and girls and parenting adolescents, Cohen-Sandler, of Weston, will provide an inside look at how today’s teenage girls are hurt by the unprecedented expectations to excel.
Often desperate to shine academically and socially, juggle overwhelming demands of extracurricular activities and get into an elite college, the girls frequently hide their distress from the teachers and families they want to please.
As a result, they frequently become disconnected from their real feelings, suffering diminished self-esteem and undermining their ability to actually succeed.
Day After New Year’s Swim
Westport’s Save the Children benefited from a penguin plunge today by about a dozen persons at Westport’s Compo Beach. Participants posed for a group photo after the swim. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Paul Greenberg for WestportNow.com
Tacky People Watcher
Westport Minuteman columnist Gloiria Hunter shows off her new book, “Who Invited These Tacky People Anyway? : The As I See It Columns of Gloria Hunter,” just published (Hamilton Books, $20). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Sunday, January 01, 2006
2005 Review in Pictures
Dozens of persons contributed photographs to WestportNow throughout 2005 and we are proud to present a sampling for year-end review.
We are grateful to all those who contributed and look forward to having them and many others contributing to WestportNow’s coverage in 2006. It is through their efforts and those of other WestportNow contributors that WestportNow has recorded remarkable growth in 2005 and now is often cited nationally as a trend-setter in Internet citizen journalism.
Best New Year wishes to them and to all WestportNow readers.
Tsunami Prepared Save the Children for Disaster-Filled Year
Throughout 2005 Save the Children workers were busy helping families rebuild homes, schools and their lives, but it was the tsunami at the end of 2004 that prepared the Westport-based agency.
A year ago Save the Children workers were mobilizing to help in India, Sri Lanka and Indonesia after a tsunami hit the region claiming lives and homes.
The largest presence of agency workers was in the Ache region of Indonesia, where Save the Children has worked for a number of years. Of the 23 people working for Save the Children in the region, two died in the tsunami.
Rudolph von Bernuth, Save the Children children in emergencies and crisis director, said prior to the tsunami, Save the Children was reacting to emergencies because they had not made plans to respond to something that big, but things have now changed.
Celebrating the New Year
Saturday, December 31, 2005
New Year’s Eve Fireworks
New Year’s Eve Ride on Westport’s Main Street
Guests at First Night Westport Weston activities took a buggy ride along Westport’s snow-covered Main Street tonight. The New Year’s Eve event attracted visitors from all over the area.(CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Best Seat in the House
Westport’s Center for Senior Activities was open to guests of all ages this afternoon as Steve Max the Simon Sez Guy once again put on a show for First Night Westport Weston. For the grand finale of his show, Max balanced a chair, then a cart, and lastly a child on his chin. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jonathan Thrope for WestportNow.com
Westport’s Town Hall Auditorium was the site of the First Night “Trashin’ Fashion” fashion show as models showed off recycled creations by Westport and Weston school students. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jonathan Thrope for WestportNow.com
Face Painting for Mom Too
Face painting wasn’t just for the kids at tonight’s First Night Westport Weston. There were plenty of adults who had their faces painted as well. Despite snowy conditions, the venues were crowded this afternoon as people took part in the early activities. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jennifer Connic for WestportNow.com
A Snowy Ride
Snow, Flags, and Protest
Westport’s Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge was decked out in flags of U.N. members today in honor of Westport Weston First Night. A brief morning snow squall did not deter a weekly Saturday morning demonstration by residents seeking the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Iraq. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
First Night Salute
Despite a brief snow squall, demonstrators favoring U.S. withdrawl from Iraq held their weekly Saturday morning event today in Westport’s center. The bridge vigil has been held every week since June. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Westport Weston First Night Activities
Venue #1 Westport Town Hall
“TRASHIN’ FASHION” FASHION SHOW
“Trashin’ Fashion” Fashion Show aims to provide its participants with the chance to design and create costumes out of recycled, inorganic and organic materials. It’s an opportunity to make something wonderful from those things that are left over, and usually thrown away. Creatively conceived and executed apparel will be unleashed on the exclusive Westport fashion scene. Directed by Daniel Lanzilotta and Irina Simeonova of Gibbs College http://www.gibbsnorwalk.edu assisted by Staples student Laura Berk.
Button is Your Ticket:2006 First Night buttons are required for entry to all activities. They are on sale at the venues for $15. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Graphic by Miggs Burroughs
THE KEY INGREDIENTS
Auditorium, 7-7:45, p.m. 8-8:45 p.m.
Back by overwhelming popular demand, “The Key Ingredients” consist of A.J. Gundel, Scarlett Lee Moore, Suzanne Sheridan, and EdWard Thompson. If these names sound familiar, then you are obviously a music fan who lives in Fairfield County. Individually these musicians have made solid solo careers for themselves but have come together to give their unique sound to a repertoire that includes folk, gospel, and blues music. Their powerful blending of three-part harmonies will have you yelling for more.
THE LEGENDS OF VAUDEVILLE
Auditorium, 9:15-10 p.m., 10:15-11 p.m.
A rollicking romp of a show that brings back your favorite comedy stars from the golden age of classic Vaudeville – Jimmy Durante, Al Jolson, Abbott and Costello, The Marx Brothers. http://www.legendsofvaudeville.com
First Night Map Details Activities
A map shows the various venues for tonight’s Westport Westport First Night activities. Click here for the PDF version. Program details are available at the Westport Weston First Night Web site at http://www.firstnightww.com (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Graphic by Lighthouse Maps
Saturday, Dec. 31, 2005
3 p.m. - Various locations - Westport Weston First Night
Friday, December 30, 2005
A Good Day for Sitting
Westport’s Four-Hand Band To Perform At Library
The husband-and-wife piano duo of Cathy Waldman and Paul Levi—known as Four-Hand Band—will perform in the Westport Library’s McManus Room on Jan. 8 at 2 p.m.
The Westport duo will open their performance with Mozart’s 40th Symphony in an arrangement almost never heard in concert.
They will also perform their own original arrangements of Prokofiev’s Overture on Hebrew Melodies and tango-inspired music by Astor Piazzolla.
Waldman has performed as a chamber musician and soloist in her own compositions throughout the U.S., Europe, Israel, and South Africa.
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Fog covered Westport’s Compo Beach Thursday morning and much of the area along with unsually warm temperatures in the 40s. Colder temperatures were forecast for today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
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