Sunday, August 15, 2004
Rowers at Westport’s Saugatuck Rowing Club jumped into the water today after one of their fellow rowers apparently was stricken, fell into the water, and did not surface. Firefighters from the nearby Saugatuck fire station were on the scene moments after the 9:15 a.m. incident. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Westport novelist Jane Green, in an interview published in the Chicago Sun-Times today about her latest work “To Have and To Hold” (Broadway Books, $21.95), was asked whether she resembled a character in her book who is a little less-perfect wife than she appears.
“‘I do basically live in Stepford,’ she says, describing her home in Westport, Conn.,” the newspaper said.
“And when I ask if she likes it there, she throws back her head and laughs.
“‘I find it amusing,’ she says, smiling like there might be a very interesting book there after all.”
Added the interviewer,“I can’t wait until she finds the time to write it.”
7 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Roomful of Blues
Westport’s Levitt Pavilion tonight hosted The Holmes Brothers, a blues trio hailed by the Chicago Tribune as “the undisputed masters of blues-based American roots music.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Saturday, August 14, 2004
The remnants of Hurricane Charley are expected to continue moving up the East Coast late tonight and early Sunday, prompting the National Weather Service (NWS) to issue a flood watch for most of Connecticut and a tropical storm warning for the area.
Heavy rainfall of between 3 inches and 5 inches would produce flooding on some rivers and streams, the weather service said. Winds of between 35 miles an hour and 50 miles an hour also are expected in southern Connecticut.
The flood watch is expected to extend from tonight to Sunday evening.
The Connecticut Light & Power Co., which serves more than 1.1 million customers in 149 towns and cities including Westport, said additional line crews, electricians and tree contractors will be ready within 30 minutes to respond to emergencies.
Runners gather under the pavilion at Westport’s Compo Beach today awaiting final instructions from Race Director Laddie Lawence for a 6.85 mile race. This is the seventh race in the 42nd annual Westport Road Runners Summer Series, sponsored by Westport’s Parks and Recreation Department. The distance increases each week until it reaches 10 miles on the final race of the season on Labor Day. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Miggs Burroughs for WestportNow.com
Today is the one year anniversary of the Northeast blackout. Some sections of Westport lost power for more than eight hours. Here the downtown area is illuminated only by the light of a local television crew. (See WestportNow, Aug. 15, 2003) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
WestportNow Contributing Editor Chris Grimm recently took a day driving the western section of the Connecticut Wine Trail. He writes, “I can think of no better way to gain an appreciation of local wines than by visiting the vineyards, wineries and tasting rooms of the Nutmeg State.” See his report on the ARTS & LEISURE page.
2 p.m. - Saugatuck Elementary School - Music Theatre of Connecticut presents “Grease”
8 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - The Holmes Bros., blues
8 p.m. - Bedford Middle School - Staples Summer Theater presents “Footloose”
The Westport Art Center tonight debuted its “Big Show 2004 Part 2” members’ exhibition. It runs until Sept. 10. Story and more pictures on ARTS & LEISURE page. Emily Laux for WestportNow.com
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