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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017


8 a.m. - Compo Beach - 2017 Westport Young Woman’s League Minute Man Race
Noon - 2 p.m. - Earth Animal (606 Post Road East) - Little Black Dog Adoption Event
1 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Saugatuck Center Plaza (575 Riverside Avenue) - Art of Giving Back Auction for Al’s Angels & Ben’s Lighthouse
2 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “Moon Over the Brewery” (last day)
3 p.m. - Westport Library - History Book Discussion: “Bunker Hill” by Nathaniel Philbrick

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Police Urge Caution Due to Minute Man Race on Sunday

Westport Police have issued an advisory warning of busy roadways on Sunday for the the Westport Young Woman’s League 39th annual Minute Man Race from 7 a.m to 10:30 a.m.

The road race begins at Compo Beach and uses many of the roads in the Compo Beach area, said Lt. Eric Woods.

Organizers are expecting approximately 1,300 participants, he said.

“Roads in the area will be open to vehicular traffic, but motorists are advised to travel through the area safely as there will be a significant increase of pedestrians in the roads during this event,” Woods said.

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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 233 Hillspoint Road

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An application for a permit to demolish the building at Westport’s 233 Hillspoint Road is in process. Built in 1900, the two-story structure has 3,575-square feet, is situated on a .13-acre property and changed ownership in September 2014 for $2 million. Because the structure was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. Until 2015 for 15 years, it was home to Positano Ristorante, now located exit to the Westport Country Playhouse. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Gallery: Maker Faire Westport


Scenes from today’s Maker Faire Westport. Dave Matlow, Lynn U. Miller, J. C. Martin for WestportNow.com and WestportNow.com photos

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Despite Rain, Maker Faire Draws Crowds

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Despite on and off rain showers, today’s Maker Faire Westport drew crowds to Jesup Green. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Outdoor Games, Too

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Outdoor games were part of today’s Maker Faire Westport despite occasional rain showers. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Trying Her Hand at Belt Making

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A youngster tries her hand at belt making today at the Westport Library as part of Maker Faire Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Virtual First Selectman

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Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe today tries his hand at one of the virtual reality displays as part of Maker Faire Westport, which runs until 4 p.m. on Jesup Green and in the Bedford Square development on Church Lane. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Resting on a Bed of Nails

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David Mann of Westport adds some weight atop Necky Beckford of New Haven as he demonstrates how to lie on a bed of nails today at Maker Faire Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Earth Day


10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Jesup Green, Church Lane - Maker Faire Westport
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Saint Luke Church (49 Turkey Hill Road North) - Tailgate Tag Sale
10 a.m. - Sherwood Island State Park - Fairfield County Heart Walk (check in at 8:30 a.m.)
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Main Street to Madison Avenue”
10 a.m. - 145 Main St. - Bake sale by Team No Pause for the Cause, American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - Exhibit: “The Danbury Raid”
8 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “Moon Over the Brewery”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Gallery: Celebrating Week of the Young Child


Scenes from today’s seventh annual Westport preschool self-portrait reception in the Higgins Room in the Westport Library’s Children’s Department. The event marking the Week of the Young Child is part of the early literacy outreach program with Westport preschoolers. The preschool artists were very proud of their self-portraits and happily showed their artistic endeavors to their families and friends. The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families. Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Special Guest

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A special guest tonight at the Starry Night gala event at Westport’s Inn at Longshore to benefit Bridgeport-based Caroline House was Sister Maureen Fleming, founder of Caroline House in 1995.  She currently is coordinator of pastoral outreach activities at Westport’s Saint Luke Parish. Caroline House, a sponsored ministry of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, is a comprehensive nondenominational education center teaching literacy and life skills to economically-disadvantaged women and children. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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High School Art Winner

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Sophia Livecchi, 17, a Staples High School senior, tonight was named winner of the annual Tracy Sugarman Award, named in honor the late Westport artist and illustrator. Jurors Ann Chernow and Leonard Everett Fisher selected her entry, “Woven Terrains,” as best in the third annual High School Student Art Exhibition at the Westport Arts Center. Sophia, who will attend Swarthmore College majoring in art, credited Staples art teacher Camille Eskell for inspiring her work and urging her to enter. The award, sponsored by retired Senior U.S. District Judge Alan H. Nevas and Janet Nevas, was presented at the opening reception for the Center’s “Main Street to Madison Avenue” exhibit. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Congrats to Tracy Sugarman Award Winner

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Retired Senior U.S. District Judge Alan H. Nevas (l) congratulates High School Art Exhibit winner Sophia Livecchi, 17, a Staples High School senior, tonight upon her being named winner of the annual Tracy Sugarman Award, which honors the late Westport artist and illustrator. Nevas and wife Janet established the award to honor their longtime friend. Jurors Ann Chernow (seated) and Leonard Everett Fisher (2nd r) selected her entry, “Woven Terrains,” as best in the third annual High School Student Art Exhibition at the Westport Arts Center. The ceremony took place at the opening reception for the Center’s “Main Street to Madison Avenue” exhibit. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Closeup Look

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Westport Arts Center guests get a closeup look tonight of some of the entries in its “Main Street to Madison Avenue” exhibit. It examines the history of interplay between art and advertising and the lasting impact in pop culture and fine arts by Westport’s own illustrators of the day. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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9-Year-Old Dies of Injuries From I-95 Crash

UPDATE A 9-year-old Maine boy died today of injuries suffered in a three-vehicle crash Thursday night that closed a portion of I-95 northbound between Norwalk and Westport for more than four hours, state police said.

Casey Savage, of Kittery, Maine, initially reported as unresponsive, was taken to by Westport EMS to Norwalk Hospital with a serious head injury and later transferred to Yale-New Haven Hospital where he died today, state police said. He was wearing a seatbelt, police said.

Cars exited at Exit 16 in Norwalk and were allowed back on the highway at Exit 17 in Westport.

The accident occurred about 9:15 p.m. and state police opened the highway northbound at about 1:30 a.m. Friday.

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Comings & Goings: Julian’s Pizza Opens Another Location

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Julian’s Pizza Bar & Kitchen, 1460 Post Road East, will open in May, according to owner Mike Sayed who also owns Julian’s Pizza, 539 Riverside Ave. He said the eat-in and takeout eatery offers wood-fired oven pizza, burgers made with beef supplied by Fleisher Craft Butchery, vegeburgers, free range chicken appetizers, pasta and a full service bar. Pizza slices are available during daytime hours. “We were the first Westport pizza shop to offer wood-fired oven pizza and we’re expanding that offering in our new location,” he said. The space was previously occupied by Bravo, an Italian cuisine restaurant, also owned by Sayed and, before that, until April 2012, by Munson’s Chocolates for 20 years. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Cops: Hard Sell Crossed the Line

Talk about a hard sell, an aggressive cleaning product salesman took his pitch too far, eventually cursing at the restaurant owner and throwing rocks at Junior’s at 265 Riverside Ave., police said today.

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Michael Hicks: sprayed cleaning product.  Westport Police photo

Michael Hicks, 23 of Ansonia, reportedly entered Junior’s Thursday at 1 p.m., and in attempting to sell his cleaning product began “moving around the restaurant, ‘spraying’ the cleaning product on multiple surfaces including the grill area,” said Lt. David Farrell.

“The owner asked Hicks to leave multiple times and stated that he’d take a business card,” Farrell said. “Hicks then began swearing at him and his workers. Hicks finally left, then threw rocks at the store.”

After a description of Hicks and his vehicle was sent to patrol units, Hicks was stopped in Norwalk a short time later and taken into custody, Farrell said. Charged with breach of peace, he is scheduled to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Wednesday, May 3.

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Westport Property Transfers April 3 - 7, 2017

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period April 3 - 7, 2017:

1555 PRE LLC to BAO Partners LLC, 1555 Post Road East, $2,200,000WNproperty.jpg

Jeffrey R. Kornfield Estate to Lisa Hamm Kammert, 121 Lansdowne,1/2 Interest, $312,500

Sue E. Joustra to Lisa Hamm Kammert, 121 Lansdowne,1/2 Interest, $312,500

Green Gables House LLC to 34 Jennie Lane LLC, 34 Jennie Lane, $1,205,000

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Maker Faire Traffic Advisory for Saturday

The Westport Police Department today cautioned residents about heavy pedestrian traffic and road closures downtown Saturday because of the Westport Maker Faire.

An advisory said the the event from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. would cover the area of Jesup Green and the new Bedford Square.

According to Lt. Eric Woods, organizers are expecting about 10,000 attendees.

“People attending the event will be crossing Post Road East to visit different activities and exhibits,” Woods said.

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More Westport Blooming

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A home on Westport’s Park Lane is framed by a weeping cherry tree. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Elisabeth Keane for WestportNow.com

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Friday, April 21, 2017


9:30 a.m. - Town Hall Room 201 - Commission for Senior Services
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Main Street to Madison Avenue”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - Exhibit: “The Danbury Raid”
11 a.m. - Westport Library - Anyone Can Use ... Etsy
1:30 p.m. - Westport Senior Center - Fiona Garland: Art Fit for a King
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
6 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - Opening Reception: “Main Street to Madison Avenue”
6:30 p.m. - The Inn at Longshore - Starry Night Gala to benefit Caroline House
8 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “Moon Over the Brewery”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Thursday, April 20, 2017

Playhouse Sneak Peek of 2017 Season

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Mark Lamos (r), artistic director of the Westport Country Playhouse, tonight hosted a sneak peek program of the Playhouse’s 2017 season. Seated next to him is actor Paxton Whitehead, a familar Playhouse stage presence who will appear in “Lettice and Lovage,” a 1990 Tony Award nominee for Best Play, written by Peter Shaffer, author of “Amadeus.” It is the season opener, playing May 30 through June 17, with Lamos directing. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Maker Faire Ready to Go

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The tent is up and tonight was the last meeting of the Maker Faire Westport 2017 Organizing Committee, which met on Jesup Green. Organizer Mark Mathias (front, prone) said Saturday’s sixth annual event will take place on the Green, at the Westport Library, the Taylor parking lot, along Church Lane, and in Bedford Square. Attractions include a virtual reality safari, robots, drones, a flight simulator, and the Nerdy Derby. Opening ceremonies are at 9:45 a.m. and Maker Faire Westport runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more information, go to westport.makerfaire.com. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Chamber Hosts After Hours at Historical Society

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Ed Hynes, a board member of the Westport Historical Society (WHS), today addresses the monthly Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce business after hours networking gathering hosted by the WHS. Hynes curated the current exhibit, “The British Are Coming,” part of American Revolution Month commemorating the 240th anniversary of the 1777 British raid on Danbury that began with a Compo Beach landing. “This was a great and informative venue to hold our get together,” said Matthew Mandell, Chamber executive director. “Next month we’ll celebrate Cinco de Mayo at Halsted property.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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