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Monday, May 02, 2016

Arts Center to Celebrate Howard Munce

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Howard Munce in the 1960s. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

The life of Howard Munce, the “dean of Westport artists,” is set to be celebrated Saturday, May 14, from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Westport Arts Center (WAC), event planners announced today.

A Westport resident since 1935 and a spry, ubiquitous presence in town arts circles, Munce died at his Westport home on March 5 at 100.  (See WestportNow March 8, 2016)

He was revered as a painter, illustrator, sculptor and writer, as well as a living link to the town’s time-honored arts history.

“Howard Munce was an incredibly generous and talented man, whose guiding influence helped shape the Westport Arts Center, as well as the larger arts community of Westport,” said said Amanda Innes, WAC executive director.

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Monday, May 2, 2016


9 a.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - BOF Audit Subcommittee
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Two Steps Forward: Contemporary Cuban Art”
6 p.m. - Westport Library - Tabletop Games for Adults
7 p.m. - Westport Library - Bookshare: a Resource for Children With Reading Challenges
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Auditorium - RTM Public Hearing (live coverage cable channel 79, AT&T channel 99, and westportct.gov)
7:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 201 - Golf Advisory Committee

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Sunday, May 01, 2016

‘Gumbo’ Sound at Library

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The Westport Library today hosted the Altruistic Band performing soul, jazz, gospel, R&B and pop. Altruistic is a band comprised of musicians from many different walks of life. According to the band’s website, its sound “can be described as ‘Gumbo,’ combining the musical styles of Latin, Contemporary, Fusion, and Straight-ahead Jazz with Funk, R&B and Gospel rhythms.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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SLOBS Helping Out

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Members of SLOBS, the Staples High School Service League of Boys, help out today on one of of numerous projects as part of their annual Service Sunday. On this single day, SLOBS contributed more than 500 hours of service to the community and donated about $4,000 in supplies getting the job done, according to a news release. During this school year, SLOBS have volunteered at more than 100 community events throughout Westport, Norwalk and Bridgeport, providing more than 4,000 hours of service. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Robotics Team Excels at World Championship

i2robotics, a team made up of nine Staples High School students, competed last week at the FIRST Tech Challenge World Championships in St. Louis, Missouri.

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Pictured are (bottom row, l-r) Annie Gao (senior), Theo Davis (freshman); (middle row) Phoebe Spear (junior), Peter Sauer (senior), Luke Sauer (sophomore), Julia Schorr (senior); (top row) Ben Davis (Jr.), Gregory Preiser,  (junior), and Joe Montuoro (senior.) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) is an organization dedicated to increasing interest in science and engineering among elementary, middle, and high school students.

The championship included the top 128 teams out of approximately 4,500 from around the world.

i2robotics was recognized as one of six finalist teams for the PTC Design Award for industrial design, and for the THINK Award for best documenting the team’s design process and journey in their engineering notebook.

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Beach Emblems Required

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Cars entering Westport’s Compo Beach effective today were required to have emblems issued by the Parks and Recreation Department. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for WestportNow.com

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Electric Car Club Rally Underway

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Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe (l) and Westport Electric Car Club President Leo Cirino (r) wave the starting flags today at the Westport Metro-North station for the start of the club’s fourth annual electric car rally. Pictured taking off is a Tesla Model X, the latest from the electric car company, owned by Suzanne and Demetri Spantidos of Weston. Cirino said he expected about 25 cars to prticipate but because of the rainy weather only seven showed up. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Electric Car Club Afficianados

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Members and guests of the Westport Electric Car Club gathered in the eastbound stationhouse at the Metro-North Westport station prior to the start of today’s fourth annual club electric car rally. The rally attracted seven entrants, said Leo Cirino, club president, down from an expected 25 due to the rainy weather. The rally winded its way through Fairfield County before ending in Wilton. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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STAR Walk & Run at Sherwood Island

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Prticipants in the 11th annual STAR Walk & Run gathered at Westport’s Sherwood Island State Park today. Star, Inc., Lighting the Way, a Norwalk-based not-for-profit, serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Serving Up the Dogs

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Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe and Selectman Avi Kaner joined Miss Connecticut, Tiffany Teixeira, and members of the Westport Fire Department in serving up hot dogs today at the 12th annual STAR Walk and Run at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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And They’re Off

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Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe (r) fires the starting pistol today at Compo Beach at the start of the 5K race at the 38th annual Westport Young Woman’s League Minute Man race. See race results here. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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On the Run

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Participants in the 10K race of today’s 38th annual Minute Man Race make their way along Compo Road South. Meg Hines, president of sponsoring Westport Young Woman’s League, said about 1,000 persons were registered for the event, which took place in rain with temperatures in the 40s. See race results here. CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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New Path

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A new sidewalk today greeted participants and watchers at Compo Beach for the 38th annual Westport Young Woman’s League Minute Man Race. Work on the sidewalk extending from the pavilion to the cannons will resume this week. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Go Fly a Kite

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Some Compo Beach visitors go kite flying Saturday. Beginning today, emblems are required on vehicles entering the beach. Morning activities include the 38th annual Westport Young Woman’s League Minute Man Race. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Sunday, May 1, 2016


8 a.m. - Compo Beach - Westport Young Woman’s League 38th Annual Minute Man Race
9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Westport Weston Health District - Free Skin Cancer Screening
9 a.m. - Sherwood Island State Park - 11th Annual STAR Walk & 5K Run
Noon - Metro-North station at Saugatuck - Westport Electric Car Club Rally begins (cars begin to gather at 10 a.m.)
Noon - 4 p.m. - 44 Imperial Ave. - Westport Woman’s Club Art Show
2 p.m. - Westport Library - Altruistic Band performs soul, jazz, & gospel
3 p.m. - Westport Library - Usual Suspects Book Discussion: “From Doon with Death” by Ruth Rendell
7 p.m. - Conservative Synagogue (30 Hillspoint Road) - Jonathan Sarna on “Lincoln & the Jews”

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