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Thursday, November 26, 2009

Thanksgiving at the Fire Department

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For the 14th successive year, a Westport family today donated a gourmet Thanksgiving Day dinner to the on-duty shift of the Westport Fire Department. The family, which wishes to remain anonymous, joined the firefighters in the meal. Platoon No. 2 thanked the family and also remembered the two Westport firefighters who are on their way to Iraq and Afghanistan and the other military personnel who are away from their families for this holiday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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11/26/09 09:32 PM Comments () • Permalink

Saugatuck Congregational Serves Up a Feast

By Larry Untermeyer

UPDATE & CORRECT Westport’s Saugatuck Congregational Church, with a little help from scores of volunteers and the Westport community, hosted its 39th gala Thanksgiving Day feast today.WestportNow.com Image
More than 100 volunteers worked on today’s feast. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

More than 100 volunteers prepared and served the food which was donated by local merchants. Included were 30 turkeys prepared at home by volunteer cooks and then checked for correct temperature at the church. 

Children from Coleytown Elementary School designed and created the unique table decorations. 

The elegant repast also featured more than 100 pounds of white potatoes, 50 pounds of red potatoes, two bushels of green beans, 45 pounds of butter and two quarts of pure maple syrup. 

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Thanksgiving Day Crowd

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There was a hardly a seat to be found at today’s Saugatuck Congregational Church’s annual Thanksgiving Day feast. The Westport church hosted the event for the 39th successive year. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Enjoying a Feast

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Westport’s Saugatuck Congregational Church today welcomed Thanksgiving Day guests for its annual mid-day feast. Guests dined on turkey and all the trimmings amid musical entertainment. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Blessing the Turkey

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The Rev. John H. Danner of the Saugatuck Congregational Church today blesses a turkey to start the church’s annual Thanksgiving Day feast. It was the 39th year of the event. The church will host a similar feast on Christmas Day.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Welcoming UN Guests for Westport Thanksgiving

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Members of Westport’s International Visitors Committee were at the Westport train station today to welcome more than 30 guests from the United Nations spending Thanksgiving Day with 18 Westport families. The guests came from Iran, Argentina, Korea, China, Sweden, Spain, The Netherlands, Pakistan, Germany, United Kingdom, Mexico, Austria, Turkey, Finland and Russia. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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11/26/09 07:07 PM Comments () • Permalink

Turkey Talk


Staples Coach Marce Petroccio celebrates and talks turkey with Madison Square Garden Network following the Thanksgiving Day 30-28 win over Greenwich. WestportNow.com video

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Thanksgiving Treats: Trophy and Apple Pie

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Staples senior Matt Kelly clutches the Thanksgiving Day trophy and an apple pie following today’s Wrecker 30-28 squeaker win over Greenwich. Staples prevailed in the seesaw battle that saw the Wreckers block a final Greenwich field goal attempt in the last seconds of the game. The game was telecast live on the Madison Square Garden Network and the Staples Television Network/WWPT-FM. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Coach Petroccio Addresses His Players


Staples Coach Marce Petroccio congratulated his players today after their 30-28 win over Greenwich. “Maybe we didn’t play our best today at times,” he said. “But the bottom line is we’re going to the playoffs.” WestportNow.com video

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Celebrating a Thanksgiving Victory

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Staples Coach Marce Petroccio shares some Thanksgiving fixings with his players following today’s 30-28 victory over Greenwich at Staples. The victory, coming on a Staples field goal with less than a minute on the clock, sent the Wreckers to the state championships. Staples will play Xavier in the state semifinals on Tuesday at 6:30 p.m. at Wilton. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Congratulations

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UPDATE Staples players congratulate each other today after a last second 33-yard game-winning field goal attempt by the Greenwich Cardinals was blocked to preserve a 30-28 Wrecker win and send Staples to the state playoffs. While initially Jack Ambrose and Matt Yaeger were cited for the blocked kick, Rob Gau (l, No. 44) was later determined to be the blocker. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) David Dreyfuss for WestportNow.com

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11/26/09 06:11 PM Comments () • Permalink

Block That Kick


Staples managed to block a Greenwich 33-yard game-winning field goal attempt today in the final seconds of their Thanksgiving Day battle at Staples. The Wreckers 30-28 victory sent them into the state championships. WestportNow.com video

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11/26/09 06:10 PM Comments () • Permalink

Moment of Victory

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UPDATE As the clock ran out, the Greenwich Cardinals tried for a last second 33-yard game-winning field goal today, but Staples player Rob Gau (No. 44, leaping) successfully blocked it, preserving a Wrecker 30-28 win. Staples took the lead moments earlier on a 31-yard field goal by kicker Santiago Cuartas who had failed on a third quarter field goal attempt. Initially, it appeared that Jack Ambrose and Matt Yaeger had made the block. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) David Dreyfuss for WestportNow.com

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Hero Staples Kicker

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Staples senior Santiago Cuartas (c) is congratulated by teammates Keith Gelman (l) and Pat Murray following his game-winning 31-yard field goal today to edge Greenwich 30-28. His field goal with 30 seconds remaining in the game tied the state record of 10 field goals in one season and made up for his miss of a 31-yarder in the third quarter. Coach Marce Petroccio first discovered Santiago’s kicking ability during a junior year gym class. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dan Gelman for WestportNow.com

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Going Down

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Staples junior Ryan Burke is brought down by Greenwich’s Kyle Butler in today’s 30-28 Wrecker victory over the Cardinals. Staples improved to 11-0 on the season and Greenwich dropped to 7-3. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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