Monday, May 29, 2006
Westport Fire Department Marchers on Parade
The Westport Fire Department had a large contingent in today’s Memorial Day parade. Before the parade, there was a memorial service at Westport Fire Headquarters. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
Hitching a Ride
Laying the Wreath
A wreath is laid on the monuments on Westport’s Veterans Green today during the annual Memorial Day services honoring soldiers who gave their lives in battle. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
Police Honor Guard Honors War Dead
Candy for the Crowd
Applause for the Grand Marshal
Memorial Day parade Grand Marshal Art Reale (r) receives applause from Selectman Shelly Kassen and First Selectman Gordon Joseloff following his remarks today on Westport’s Veterans Green. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
Reale Reflects on Westport
Art Reale, grand marshal for today’s parade, reflects on Westport during a ceremony at Veterans Green. He stands below the Doughboy Monument, which honors World War I veterans, and Reale said the statue reminded him of his father. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
Standing below the Doughboy Monument today, Art Reale said how he felt like his father was looking down on him.
Reale was today’s grand marshal for the annual Westport Memorial Day Parade.
He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II, and his ship was torpedoed during a trip back to Pearl Harbor on June 21, 1945.
“My father’s name is up there,” Reale said of the statue honoring World War I veterans on Veterans Green. “I feel like he’s looking down on me from the doughboy.”
Everyone Marched in the Parade
They Served for Us
Grand Marshal Art Reale, 84, waves to the crowd during today’s Westport Memorial Day parade. A 1940 graduate of Staples High School, Reale served in the Navy during World War II. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Ward French for WestportNow.com
Dignitaries on Parade
Today’s Westport Memorial Day parade inlcuded local dignitaries (l-r) Former First Selectman Jackie Heneage, state Rep. Joe Mioli, former First Selectwoman Diane Farrell, First Selectman Gordon Joseloff, former First Selectman Martha Hauhuth, Selectman Shelly Kassen, and Selectman Robert Lasprogato. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phylllis Groner for WestportNow.com
Sunday, May 28, 2006
Monday, May 29, 2006
8 a.m. - Westport Fire Headquarters - Memorial Day service
9 a.m. Riverside Avenue - Memorial Day parade begins
Getting a Head Start on Summer
Library Honors Historian Doris Kearns Goodwin
Pulitzer Prize-winning historian Doris Kearns Goodwin received the Westport Public Library Award today at a reception at the library. She regaled the audience with tales of growing up in the 1950s in love with the Brooklyn Dodgers and working as an assistant to President Lyndon Johnson during the last year in the White House and later assisting him in preparation of his memoirs. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Author Doris Kearns Goodwin (c) received the Westport Library Award today from Maxine Bleiweis (l), library director, and Stacy Waldman Bass, president of the Board of Trustees, duing the library’s “Booked for the Evening” event. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
Deeply Touched by Westport Tribute
Author Doris Kearns Goodwin told a Westport Library audience today she was deeply touched by the tribute paid to her as she received the library’s annual award. Among those honoring her was her fourth grade teacher, now a Westport resident, who said she spotted Goodwin’s talent even at that young age. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
Westport’s Memorial Day Parade Set for Monday
The floats are ready and the parade route is marked as Westport readies for Monday’s Memorial Day parade.
Westport native Art Reale, a Navy veteran, is this year’s grand marshal.
The parade will kick off at 9 a.m. in front of Saugatuck School on Riverside Avenue. There will be commemoration ceremonies on Veterans Green opposite Town Hall following the parade.
The Westport Fire Department will hold its annual memorial service honoring fallen firefighters at Westport Fire Headquarters on Post Road East at 8 a.m.
Westporters Lend a Helping Hand
Westporters Rozanne Gates (l) and Suzanne Sheridan, who have gained national fame for their country song about a suburban housewife driving her SUV, were among performers Saturday night at a benefit for Bridgeport High School musicians. The event at the Fairfield Theatre Company raised funds for the acquisition and repair of instruments and to purchase sheet music and supplies for students whose talent and determination exceed their fortunes. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Stephen Rubin for WestportNow.com
Health District Launches Survey
Westport-Weston Health District officials want to know how they can provide better services to locals.
Starting Tuesday, residents can take part in an online survey, which will be located at the district’s Web site.
Sue Jacozzi, district director, said the district wants to see how the community perceives the district.
“Then we can understand if there are any issues and fix them,” she said. “We’re going to look at our overall structure so we can be customer friendly.”
Saturday, May 27, 2006
There were glum faces among members of the Staples baseball team Saturday after a 4-3 loss to New Canaan in the FCIAC championship game at Bridgeport’s Harbor Yard. Westport’s Wreckers were eighth-seeded going in a four-team tie-breaker that ended with them in the final. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Len Samela for WestportNow.com
Sunday, May 28, 2006
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Staples High School - Westport Craft Show
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - 67 Partrick Road - Partrick Wetlands Preservation Fund Tag Sale
4 p.m. - Westport Public Library - “Booked for the Evening” honors author Doris Kearns Goodwin
Tag Sale Benefits Partrick Wetlands
A tag sale and picnic lunch scheduled for Saturday and Sunday at 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will help raise funds for the Patrick Wetlands Preservation Fund.
The event will take place at 67 Partrick Road in Westport. The lunch includes a hot dog, drink and chips for $5.
The sale and lunch is part of Gabe Block’s bar mitzvah community service project.
He has been making computer presentations throughout Westport to various organizations telling about the Partrick Wetlands.
New Canaan Edges Staples 4-3 in FCIAC Final
New Canaan edged Staples 4-3 today in the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference (FCIAC) baseball final at Bridgeport’s Habor Yard.
Save the Children Responding to Earthquake
Westport-based Save the Children is among the agencies responding to a powerful earthquake in Indonesia early today, and it is seeking financial donations.
The magnitude 6.2 earthquake struck about 250 miles east of the capitol, Jakarta, while many were sleeping. Officials estimated nearly 3,000 had died from the disaster, with thousands more injured, and the totals are likely to rise further.
Save the Children officials are concerned because the earthquake struck in the vicinity of Mount Merapi, an active volcano that recently has been sending out large clouds of gas and ash.
A major eruption of the volcano could claim additional lives and greatly complicate relief efforts, they say.
The Y’s Men of Westport/Weston staged a dress rehearsal for the Memorial Day parade today at the Kowalsky Brothers headquarters on Post Road East while other members constructed the float. The float is a memorial for all American servicemen who have given their lives in all wars since the Revolution. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bill Balch for WestportNow.com
Friday, May 26, 2006
Dancin’ at Field Day
Coleytown Elementary School students marked the end of the school year Friday with a field day. The event organized by the phys ed teachers included stations for facepainting, relay races, dance, bubbles, parachute games, and hot dogs and hamburgers. Fifth grade students danced at the conclusion of the day. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jennifer Jackson for WestportNow.com
Saturday, May 27, 2006
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