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Monday, August 21, 2017

Gallery: Westport Views the Eclipse


Scenes in Westport today as hundreds gathered at the Rolnick Observatory on Bayberry Lane and elsewhere to view the partial eclipse. Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com and WestportNow.com photos

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Longshore Eclipse Watching

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With eclipse glasses and beer in hand, guests today viewed the partial eclipse from the lawn of the Inn at Longshore. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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View From Atop Observatory

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A view of the eclipse viewing crowd today from atop Westport’s Rolnick Observatory on Bayberry Lane. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Long Lines for Eclipse Viewing

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There were long lines today at the Westport Astronomical Society’s Rolnick Observatory for a chance to view the eclipse through telescopes set up by the group’s members. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Joining in the Viewing

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Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe was among those viewing the eclipse today at the Rolnick Observatory on Bayberry Lane. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Party Atmosphere for Westport Eclipse Watching

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There was a party atmosphere today at Westport’s Rolnick Observatory on Bayberry Lane as hundreds of persons turned out for eclipse viewing. Bayberry Lane and adjoining streets were jammed with parked cars as people made their way to the observatory behind the Westport-Weston Health District office. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Sky Watching for the Eclipse

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Hundreds of persons descended on Westport’s Rolnick Observatory on Bayberry Lane today for a glimpse of the eclipse. Among them were Aiden Schachter (back), 11, Logan Penske (l), 8, and Rebecca Schachter, 8. Though Westporters were not able to view the total solar eclipse, they were able to to see about a 70 percent one. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Hundreds Descend on Observatory for Eclipse Viewing

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Hundreds of persons today descended on Westport Astronomical Society’s Rolnick Observatory to view the eclipse. “We never expected crowds like this,” said Mark Cooper, director of the Westport-Weston Health District, which sits just below the observatory. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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‘This is Very Exciting’

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Denise McNicholas of Westport views some sunspots through a telescope at the Rolnick Observatory on Bayberry Lane as hundreds gathered for eclipse viewing. “This is very exciting,” she said.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Observing at the Observatory

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The grounds of the Rolnick Observatory on Westport’s Bayberry Lane, home to the Westport Astronomical Society, were jammed today as hundreds turned out to view the eclipse. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com photo

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Making Adjustments

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Evan Tilley of Fairfield adjusts his telescope today at Westport’s Rolnick Observatory as crowds line up for a peek of the eclipse. Westport experienced about a 70 percent view of the eclipse, which was seen in totality over a broad path from Oregon to South Carolina. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Eclipse Traffic Jam

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Westport’s Bayberry Lane and side streets were jammed with cars today as hundreds made their way to the Rolnick Observatory for eclipse viewing. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Main Street Retailers Remind It’s Tax-Free Week

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Athleta, 107 Main St., was among Westport Main Street retailers reminding shoppers today that this is tax-free week in Connecticut. The 17th annual tax holiday began Sunday and runs through Saturday. Most clothing and footwear priced under $100 is exempt from Connecticut’s sales tax of 6.35 percent. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Eclipse Birthday Party

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Guests at a Compo Beach birthday celebration Sunday for Westporter Tom O’Connell posed in eclipse glasses. Explained wife Kathleen: “His birthday actually falls on eclipse Monday so I gave out eclipse glasses to our friends as favors. We asked someone to take the photo for us and lo and behold, it was Jim Marpe.” The Westport Astronomical Society, 182 Bayberry Lane, will host an eclipse viewing event beginning at 1:15 p.m. today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jim Marpe for WestportNow.com

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Monday, August 21, 2017 - Partial Solar Eclipse


9 a.m. - Westport Weston Family Y - Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SELECTS Artist Member Exhibition”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “The High School That Rocked!” & “Magical Thinking”
10:30 a.m. - Westport Senor Center - Safeguarding Your Vision: Macular Degeneration
1 p.m. - Town Hall Room 201 - Historic District Commission Work Session
1:15 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. - Westport Astronomical Society (182 Bayberry Lane) - Observe the solar eclipse (if the skies are clear)
6 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Westport Library - “Bravo & Thank You, Miggs!” Party
7 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - Music Memoir by Charlie Karp

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Gallery: Library’s ‘River of Names’ in Spotlight


A look at the Westport Library’s “River of Names,” the 26-foot mural by artist Marion Grebow commissioned in 1997 as a fundraising effort. The library plans to remove the mural and put it in storage as it embarks on its transformaiton project. The libary says plans are in place to reinstall the mural once the construction is completed. However, Grebow, original fundraisers Dorothy Curran and Betty Lou Cummings, among others, have expressed concerns over the library’s plans for the mural’s removal, storage, and reinstallation. Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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For Artist, Mural’s Future Uncertain with Library Expansion

By James Lomuscio

As the Westport Library readies for its $20 million transformation with the groundbreaking set for Sept. 14, an artist, her attorney and a former library trustee have serious concerns about the donor tile wall “River of Names.”

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The “River of Names” mural was created in 1997-98 by Redding artist Marion Grebow. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Created by Redding artist Marion Grebow in 1997-98, the 26-foot long, 6-foot high work outside the McManus Room choreographs the town’s history and comprises 1,162 separate tiles for which donors to the library’s previous renovation paid between $100 to $2,500 each depending upon tile size and degree of artwork.

Library officials plan to take the mural down as part of the building’s renovation and expansion, just as it has already appraised, removed and stored more than 150 works of art that have been on display throughout the library’s public spaces, reading and program rooms and staff offices.

The rub for Grebow is uncertainty as to where her work it will wind up, if at all, in the new library. Dorothy Curran, who had served at a library trustee for seven years and headed up the donor tile campaign, also questions how the mural removal will be viewed by donors.

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Brazilian Sound at Levitt

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Arthur Lipner & Brasilian Vibes performed at the Levitt Pavilion tonight. The mixture of cool rhythms and harmonies brought an enthusiastic response from the audience. One of the world’s leading vibes and marimba players, Lipner, a Brazilian-American, has performed previously at the Levitt as well as the Westport Arts Center. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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All Gone

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The Saugatuck Island Bridge is no more as work continues on a $2.65 million replacement project for the 1929-built one-car-at-a-time, timber-and-pile structure. Super Storm Sandy heavily damaged the bridge in 2012. A $1.3 million Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) grant will pay just under half the replacement cost with rest to be shared between the town and island residents. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Penny Sousa for WestportNow.com

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Longshore Colors

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The Longshore Sailing School did a brisk business on Saturday as people headed to beaches and Long Island Sound with temperatures reaching 90 in interior portions of Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Sunday, August 20, 2017


3 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Appropriate”
7 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Arthur Lipner & Brasilian Vibes

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

‘Appropriate’ Cast Takes Opening Night Bow

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The cast takes a bow at the opening night Westport Country Playhouse performance tonight of “Appropriate” by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins and directed by David Kennedy,  “‘Appropriate’ uses family as a metaphor for the nation, going right to the heart of important questions about who we are and where we come from,” said Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director. The play runs through Sept. 2. Pictured (l-r) are Allison Winn, Diane Davis, Shawn Fagan. Betsy Aidem, David Aaron Baker. Anna Crivelli, Nick Selting and Christian Michael Camporin. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Peterson Brothers Headline at Levitt

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Austin, Texas-based The Peterson Brothers entertained to a packed crowd tonight at the Levitt Pavilion with a modern blend of blues, soul and funk. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Rocking at the Levitt

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The Peterson Brothers, who hold a standing room only weekly residency at the famed music hall in Austin, Texas, were the Saturday offering tonight at the Westport Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. In addition to having played with and opened for the likes of Gary Clark Jr., the late B.B. King, Buddy Guy, Los Lonely Boys and Willie Nelson, they have appeared at festivals throughout the United States. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Perfect Beach Day

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It was a perfect day at the beach today for visitors to Westport’s Burying Hill Beach.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Tony Riggio for WestportNow.com

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