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Sunday, April 26, 2009

Balancing Act

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A water enthusiast did a careful balancing act Saturday in the waters of Long Island Sound off Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Sunday, April 26, 2009


7:35 a.m. - Compo Beach - WYWL Minute Man 5K & 10K Race: warmup for the races (5K at 8:30 a.m., 10K at 8:40 a.m.)
8:10 a.m. -  Compo Beach - WYWL Minute Man 5K & 10K Race: Kids’ Fun Runs
10 a.m. - 7 p.m. - 54 Bayberry Lane - Westport Arts Center: “House Project”
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Home”
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Not Picture Perfect”
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Saugatuck Congregational Church (245 Post Road East) - Interfaith Family Earth Day Celebration
1 p.m. - Westport Woman’s Club (44 Imperial Avenue) - Blingo Bingo Fundraiser (games begin at 2 p.m.)
2 p.m. - Westport Public Library - [email protected] Library: Mustard’s Retreat
3 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Around the World in 80 Days” symposium
3 p.m. - MTC MainStage Studio Theatre (246 Post Road East) - “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill”

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Playhouse Opening Night

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Gathering at the Westport Country Playhouse tonight at the opening night reception following the performance of “Around the World in 80 Days” were (l-r) Michael Ross, Playhouse managing director, Miles Marek, producing director of the Fairfield Theatre Company, Betsi Shays, and former Congressman Christopher Shays. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Kicking Off the Playhouse’s 79th Season

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The cast of “Around the World in 80 Days” took a curtain call following tonight’s opening night performance kicking off the 79th season of the Westport Country Playhouse. Pictured (l-r) are Elizabeth Helitzer, Andrew Grusetskie, jeff Biehl, Lauren Elise McCord, Mark Shanahan, Evan Zes, and Mark Parenti. The play runs through May 9. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Post Performance Chat

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Westporters Maureen Aron and daughter Alexa, 16, chat tonight with Gayle Samuels at the opening night post-performance reception of the MTC Mainstage Theatre’s new production, “Lady Day at Emerson’s Bar and Grill.” Samuels stars in the role of Billie Holiday at the MTC Mainstage Studio Theatre in Colonial Green. The show runs through May 3. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Driver Escapes Serious Injury in Hillspoint Road Crash

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A driver escaped serious injury tonight in a one-car crash into a utility pole in front of 93 Hillspoint Road in Westport. The utility pole was broken in half upon impact with electric wires crossing the roadway, said Assistant Fire Chief Larry Conklin. The occupant of the vehicle was checked by medical personnel on the scene and refused transport to the hospital, he said. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Reception for “Voyages” Art Exhibit by Mary McKay Maynard

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Westporter Mary McKay Maynard (r) chats with a guest tonight at a reception at the Chi Art Gallery, 44 Main St. in Westport, for an exhibit of her photographs and original works called “Voyages.” She spent 15 years photographing and painting scenes of her travels through Mexico, Morocco and Southeast Asia. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Saturday, April 25, 2009

Home Visit

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The unoccupied house at Westport’s 54 Bayberry Lane was the attraction site today for art fans and those curious to see the new luxury house which is the venue of a weekend art exhibit called “House Project” by the Westport Arts Center. The exhibit is being held in conjunction with the current “Home” exhibit at the Center’s gallery. The exhibit continues Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Art Exhibit Draws Crowd to Bayberry Lane

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Today’s Westport Arts Center “House Project” exhibit in an unoccupied home at 54 Bayberry Lane drew large crowds. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Relaxing Saturday at Compo

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Today’s summer-like weather attracted crowds to Westport’s Compo Beach. Breezes kept the temperatures in the upper 60s at the shore, but it got up to 81 away from the coastline. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Baby Steps

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A visitor to Westport’s Compo Beach today took baby steps along the water’s edge. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U.Miller for WestportNow.com

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Comings and Goings: Jd’s Cosmetic Essentials Closed

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Jd’s Cosmetic Essentials at 62 Main St. in Westport has closed and a sign on the front door said it is undergoing renovations and will reopen May 8. According to a neighboring store owner, the cosmetics store will reopen under a new name with the same store manager. A Westport resident told WestportNow that when that they were in the store on Friday, a store employee said their $100 gift certificate would be honored in the new store. Jd’s Cosmetic Essentials also closed its other three stores in Ridgefield, Darien and West Hartford. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Saturday Lunchtime Concert in the Round

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The Westport Center for Senior Activities hosted a sell-out lunch today with popular entertainer Chris Coogan providing an all-request program for desert. For the first time, chairs were arranged so Coogan was surrounded by the audience. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Belting Out a Tune

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Entertainer Chris Coogan offered an all-request program today after lunch at the Westport Center for Senior Activities. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Learning the Dangers of Water Runoff

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Jo Ann Davidson, a member of the League of Women Voters of Westport, demonstrates the dangers of water runoff to a young visitor today at the Green Earth Fair at Westport’s Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center. Hundreds of persons turned out for the day-long event in summer-like weather to learn how to better protect the environment. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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