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Saturday, May 23, 2009

Roses and Recognition Image
Graduating seniors who are members of the Staples Players at Westport’s Staples High School got roses and recognition at the end of Friday’s special 50th anniversary performance. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for


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Saturday, May 23, 2009

10 a.m. - 6 p.m. - Staples High School - Westport Handcraft Show
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Home”
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Raw Edge: Lori Lohstoeter Drawings”
2 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - Team Photo Scavenger Hunt and Waldo Search


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Westport Artist Barbara Gray Exhibit Opens in Fairfield Image
Westport abstract impressionist painter and printmaker Barbara Gray (l) had a gala opening reception tonight at the Fairfield Arts Council of her show “Diptychs and Triptychs: The Paintings and Prints of Barbara Gray.” There will be a brown bag lunch on Thursday, June 11, at 12:30 p.m. at the gallery, 70 Sanford St., where Gray will discuss her work with curator Laura Einstein. The show runs through June 20. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for


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Honors for Staples Golfers Image
Staples Varsity and JV golf teams, coaches, and parents met at the ninth hole of Longshore Golf Club to participate in a charming tradition,  Senior Day, honoring the three graduating seniors, Casey Richards, Tessa Romero and Jane Siegel. The celebration took place after one of their final home matches, and included cupcakes from Crumbs and flowers presented to each of the varsity players by their coach, Bob Byiteck. Pictured (l-r) are Varsity Coach Bob Byiteck, Jane Siegel, Tessa Romero (co-captain), and Casey Richards (co-captain). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Patty Kondub for


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Staples Student Honored in State Science Competition Image
Matthew Greenberg: honored among state’s top science students. Contributed photo
Chalk up another state honor for a Staples High School student. Junior Matthew Greenberg has been awarded third place in the 2009 Connecticut Junior Science and Humanities Symposium. 

He was among Connecticut’s most talented young scientists and engineers honored by the Connecticut Academy of Science and Engineering at its 34th Annual Meeting and Awards Dinner at the New England Air Museum in Windsor Locks.

Winners of this year’s Connecticut Science Fair, Connecticut Science Challenge, Connecticut Junior Science and Humanities Symposium, and Connecticut Invention Convention were recognized during the evening ceremonies.

Matthew was recognized for his project “Obesity Pathogenesis: Dissecting the Models of Leptin Resistance.”

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Westport Property Transfers May 4 - 8, 2009

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period May 4 - 8, 2009:

JP Morgan Chase Bank NA c/o Edelhert and Assoc. to Daniela Mahr, 9 Island Way, $575,000 WN property.jpg

James M. Weisz and Robyn M. Levy to Neil P. and Kimberly B. Phillips, 73 Wright St., $810,000

Michael A. and Nancy B. Selikoff to Skaria and Medha Thomas, 6 Fermily Lane, $723,500


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Friday, May 22, 2009

Westporter Appointed Nurse Chaplain at Norwalk Hospital Image
Lynn Crager: her post is first of a kind. Contributed photo
A Westporter is filling a new position established by the Department of Spiritual Care at Norwalk Hospital—Nurse Chaplain.

Lynn Crager was named to the innovative position established in collaboration with the hospital’s nursing leadership.

The post, a first of its kind in the country, will serve to support the spiritual and personal well being of nursing staff at the hospital, said Rabbi Jeffrey Silberman, director of the spiritual care program.

Crager is currently adjunct oncology chaplain at the hospital’s Whittingham Cancer Center. She is a Master’s level nurse who worked in the Emergency Department at New York’s Bellevue Hospital early in her career.

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Getting in the Memorial Day Holiday Mood Image
A youngster at today’s field day for Westport’s King’s Highway Elementary School got into the Memorial Day weekend patriotic mood by having an American flag painted on her face. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) David Dreyfuss for


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A Perfect Day for a Field Day Image
The weather could not have been better as students from Westport’s King’s Highway Elementary School had fun at the school’s annual field day. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) David Dreyfuss for


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Coleytown Second Graders Enjoy Field Day Image
Students from Stacey Crouch’s second grade class at Westport’s Coleytown Elementary School enjoy a day of fun at field day today as temperatures soared into the 80s. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Ariane Stiegler for


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All Gone: 42 Long Lots Road Image
A crew works on the remains of Thursday’s demolition of the house at 42 Long Lots Road, Westport. The property suffered heavy damage in a fire last December. (See WestportNow, Dec, 26, 2008) The one-story, 2,674-square feet ranch house was built in 1951 and was situated on a .89-acre property. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Westport Weston Chamber Names New Executive Director Image
Richard Gordon, chairman of the of the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce, chats with Lisa Thygerson, the Chamber’s newly named executive director. Formerly assistant manager of TD Banknorth at 185 Main St., she replaces Fred Feuerhake who served as interim director. Gordon, a board member of both the Chamber and the Downtown Merchants Asssociation (DMA), said Thygerson will lead the Chamber’s 350 members in its joint relationship with the DMA in the two organizations’ efforts “to help all members build a healthy business community.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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All Gone: 67 West Parish Road Image
Betty and Dick Auber who live on nearby Bedford Drive since 1975 view the remains of Thursday’s demolition of the house at 67 West Parish Road in Westport’s Greens Farms area. \Built in 1913, the 888-square feet, one-story ranch house was situated on a .35-acre property and changed ownership this month at $450,000. It was the WestportNow Teardown of the Day on March 3, 2009. According to the Building Department, six residential demolition permits have been issued through Thursday compared to 22 permits during the same period in 2008. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Westport Handcraft Show This Weekend

Celebrating more than 40 years of tradition in the Westport community, The Westport-Weston Cooperative Nursery School is again sponsoring The Westport Handcraft Show this Memorial Day weekend at Staples High School. Image
Youngsters at the Westport-Weston Cooperative Nursery School join in promoting the school’s handcraft show on Saturday and Sunday at Staples High School. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

This year’s show is set to showcase the most elite and talented artisans and craftsmen from around the country, according to organizers.

“For years, Westporters have made the Westport Handcraft Show their destination for Memorial Day weekend. We have planned a quality show that everyone will enjoy,” said Dorian Kail, president of the school’s board of directors.

“Our mission for this year was to produce an ‘eclectic’ show that showcases the absolute best of the best. We want to bring The Handcraft Show back to its grandeur by inviting artisans who are truly masters of their art and craft and some of the most recognized names in America today,” said Joel E. Hertz, the show’s manager.

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“Years in the Making” Exhibit Debuts Monday Image
The Westport Historical Society’s newest exhibit, “Years in the Making: Ageless Artists, Ageless Art,” a show of recent works by 50 Westport and Weston artists ages 70 and older, opens Monday and runs through Sept. 9. The exhibit challenges the notion that creativity is limited to the younger generation. The “Heads & Hands” exhibit in the Society’s Little Gallery is a photographic tribute to these 50 ageless artists by photographer Kristin Rasich Fox. As part of “The Years in the Making” project, film documentary maker Martin West interviewed and filmed the 50 artists at work and recorded their stories on a DVD. The material will become a part of the Westport Schools Permanent Art Collection. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for


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