Monday, August 17, 2009
Westporter Rollie Devendorf (r) steps off the tennis courts at Longshore Club Park today after playing doubles to find a surprise birthday party. He turns 90 on Monday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Douglas Healey for WestportNow.com
Sunday, August 16, 2009
Westport’s Saugatuck Rowing Club dominated the team competition at the 2009 USRowing Masters National Championships which ended today, winning the overall, women’s and men’s points’ trophies at the Cooper River in Camden, N.J.
The club won the overall team title with 831.50 points. Minneapolis Rowing Club finished second with 399.75 points, followed by Potomac Boat Club with 330.25 points.
Saugatuck won the women’s title with 371 points. Community Rowing, Inc. finished second with 211.75 points, followed by Minneapolis Rowing Club with 153.50 points.
The men’s point trophy went to Saugatuck with 382.25 points. Minneapolis finished second with 235.25 points, with Occoquan International taking third with 228.75 points.
With temperatures soaring into the upper 80s at Westport’s Compo Beach. the sand and water was filled with people today as thousands spent a day at the beach to escape the heat. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Caroline Howe for WestportNow.com
Members of Westport’s Staples High School Class of ‘59 wrapped up their 50th anniversary weekend reunion today with a gathering at the Ned Dimes Marina at Compo Beach. The class was the first to graduate after the school’s move from Riverside Avenue to its present North Avenue location. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. - Saugatuck Congregational Church (245 Post Road East) - Sunday Farmers Market
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Human / Nature” by Nancy Reinker
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Group Show II”
2 p.m. - Westport Public Library - The Usual Suspects Mystery Reading Group: “The Last King of Texas” by Rick Riordan
7 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Bob Lasprogato & Uptown Jazz
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A Darien mother of two whose ex-husband has been sent to prison for bilking investors in his Westport jewelry business out of more than $500,000 has gone public with her feelings of being “financially terrorized” as she faces foreclosure on her home.
In a blog entry headlined “Down and Out in Darien: My Foreclosure,” Kathryn Higgins wrote: “Enduring an impending foreclosure, combined with not knowing where you’ll go and how you’ll get there and how you will care for your kids, is excruciating.”
Her ex-husband, Anthony Iati, 48, was sentenced to 20 months in prison last month after pleading guilty to interstate transportation of money obtained from fraud. (See WestportNow July 20, 2009) He formerly owned a jewelry business in Westport at 191 Post Road West.
“My difficult divorce and difficult ex-husband…has resulted in increasing financial stress for me,” Higgins said.” And last week I went to court and learned that the foreclosure on my house, a modest one in a posh community with excellent schools, will be finalized in May of 2010.”
Members of Westport’s Staples High School Class of 1959—the first class to graduate after the school moved to its present North Avenue location—made a nostalgic 50th anniversary return to the school today. Retired Westport educator Glenn Hightower played tour guide. The weekend festivities include a reception at Norwalk’s Shorehaven Club tonight and a brunch gathering Sunday at the Ned Dimes Marina at Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Among the Staples High School Class of 1959 graduates returning to Westport today for their 50th reunion and touring Staples were (l-r) reunion co-chairs Nancy (Slingo) Pandolfi, a resident of Fairfield’s Southport section, and Westporter Kathy Calise along with classmate Dennis Grubb of Washington, D.C. Grubb recently returned from Kiev where he has been involved for the past six months in a government consulting assignment. About 75 members of the 183-member 1959 class returned to Westport for the anniversary. They were the first class to graduate after the school moved to North Avenue from its previous Riverside Avenue location. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Saturday, August 15, 2009
Westport lifeguards today rescued a man from waters off Burying Hill Beach after he was spotted going under water, according to emergency workers.
The lifeguards performed CPR on the man on the beach and he was later taken to Norwalk Hospital by Westport EMS.
There was no immediate word on his condition.
According to witnesses, the man was seen floating on his back for some time and then disappeared from the water’s surface, touching off the rescue.
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