Friday, July 03, 2009
A request for a permit is in process to demolish the house at 14 Hyatt Lane off Westport’s Woodside Avenue. Built in 1970, the one-story ranch has 1,168 square feet and is situated on a .46-acre property at the end of a cul-de-sac. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
UPDATE New Haven Line service is running on or close to schedule after earlier police activity in the vicinity of South Norwalk, Metro-North Railroad said at 10:44 p.m. There were earlier delays in both directions of about 20 minutes.
Norwalk police said a train killed a person who either jumped or fell off a platform at the South Norwalk train station.
Thursday, July 02, 2009
Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period June 15 - 19, 2009:
James A. and Laurel J. Krzeminski to Paragon Relocation Resources Inc., 7 Blind Brook Road, $970,000
Paragon Relocation Resources Inc. to David T. Kimball, 7 Blind Brook Road, $970,000
Antonio and Maria Casablanca to 88 Clapboard Hill LLC, 88 Clapboard Hill Road, $2,450,000
Wynn G. and Doreen T. Blueberg to Rana M. Buckner, 1 Grist Mill Lane, $1,164,500
Seventeen members of the Westport Weston Family Y Exhibition Gymnastic Team ages 11-16 took silver in the USA Gymnastics International Sport and Cultural Festival in Fort Worth, Texas. The girls competed in Gymnastics For All Challenge against teams from the United States, Germany, Denmark, Mexico, and Venezuela. Additionally, the girls were chosen to perform a special evening performance by the Pan American Gymnastic Union and finished the week with a special invite to perform in The Festival Gala before closing ceremonies. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Soap and lotion seller Crabtree & Evelyn Ltd., which has its Westport store at 136 Main St., says it filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, a victim of the recession and management missteps. The company, a unit of Crabtree & Evelyn Holdings in Britain, said it would continue to operate its stores and would honor gift cards and returns as it reorganizes under bankruptcy protection. The company said it would close some stores and try to renegotiate leases for others. It currently operates 126 stores in 34 states and employs about 950 people. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow/WestportNow.com file photo
Westport firefighters today rescued a Saugatuck resident from his basement apartment after a neighbor spotted his stove on fire that had spread to nearby cabinets.
A stove and cabinets were damaged in a basement apartment fire early today on Hiawatha Lane. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
The neighbor called 911 at 6:16 a.m. after smelling smoke at 35C Hiawatha Lane and seeing smoke and flames through a window, said Assistant Chief William Dingee.
First arriving firefighters forced entry into the apartment and shut off the stove while others began a search of the apartment using a thermal imaging camera, he said.
They located the occupant asleep on his bed, removed him from the apartment, and administered oxygen until arrival of Westport EMS, Dingee said. The man was transported to Norwalk Hospital for treatment of smoke inhalation, he said.
A banner at Westport’s Compo Beach reminds visitors of the PAL fireworks on Friday. Tickets are available at the Westport Police Department and at the Westport Parks and Recreation offices at Longshore Club Park. Tickets are $30 per car and must be purchased in advance. The rain date is Monday. On Friday, Compo Beach will be closed at 4 p.m. and reopened at 5 p.m. for fireworks ticket holders. The fireworks will begin at 9:15 p.m. See a video of last year’s fireworks here. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Imperial Avenue Commuter Parking Lot - Westport Farmers’ Market
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Years in the Making: Ageless Artists, Ageless Art”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Heads & Hands” by Kristin Rasich Fox
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Sentimental Shipbuilding”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “2009 Solos Show”
3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Crazy Hair Day (Grades 2-4)
6 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Family Program: “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire”
8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “tick, tick ... Boom!”
8 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Paul King Big Band Orchestra
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Westport’s Independence Day fireworks this year will have a new feature—the Music Theatre of Connecticut (MTC) will present the musical revue ensemble For The Heart.
The For the Heart ensemble from the Connecticut Music Theatre will perform before the fireworks on Friday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
The group will perform from 6:45 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Friday by the cannons at Compo Beach. The fireworks will go off at 9:15 p.m. Car passes at $30 are available at Westport police headquarters and the Parls & Rec Department office at Longshore.
Founded in 2005 by MTC student Caley Beretta, For The Heart is a community service group that has been performing classic Broadway show tunes at elderly assisted living facilities as well as special performances for events, including Westport/Weston First Night.
The group started with eight friends and has grown to feature more than 40 performers. Friday’s performance will mark For The Heart’s 25th show.
Wednesday, July 01, 2009
For the ninth year, Westport Wash & Wax has turned over Good Neighbor Day receipts to Interfaith Housing Association (IHA)/Homes with Hope.The day-long fund-raiser was held last week. Pictured at the check presentation are (l-r) Kirsten Allen, IHA community relations assistant; The Rev. Peter Powell, IHA president and CEO, and Westport Wash & Wax owners Scott Tiefenthaler and Craig Tiefenthaler. “Thanks to their support, we are able to provide the best of services to our clients and especially to continue to provide supportive housing and emergency shelter,” said Powell. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Karen Mahar for WestportNow.com
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