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Volunteer Dog Walkers Needed


The Connecticut Humane Society in Westport (455 Post Road East, 203-227-4137) is in need of help from the Westport community.  Volunteer Dog Walkers are needed at the shelter for regular once-a-week / 2 hour block schedules to make sure the dogs get out for play time. If interested, please stop by or call the Connecticut Humane Society.  Thank-You.

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Friday, January 01, 2010

2009 In Pictures

Once again, WestportNow presents as a New Year’s gift to our readers a review of the past year through the eyes of Westporters who contributed photos, video and illustrations to WestportNow in 2009.

The year 2009 was unusually busy, and we are pleased to have been your No. 1 source for breaking and ongoing news coverage of Westport for the seventh successive year.

Dozens of persons contributed news stories, photos, and illustrations to WestportNow over the past year. The 2009 review, with video and drawings for the first time, includes almost 350 entries and represents the work of 30 photographers by name and one illustrator.

In 2009, WestportNow continued to record remarkable growth. This last week alone, while unusually busy, WestportNow had more than 90,000 page views and more than 15,000 unique visitors. No other Westport news source, print or online, delivers as many daily or weekly readers to its advertisers.

We urge you to patronize our advertisers and spread the word about WestportNow. We continue to be grateful for the public trust shown in us and look forward to continuing to serve Westport in 2010. Best New Year wishes to all WestportNow readers.

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Saturday, April 18, 2015

Learning Saugatuck History Image
Bob Mitchell (r), president-elect of the Westport Historical Society (WHS), today led a one-hour walking tour of Westport’s historical Saugatuck section. The tour is in concert with the current WHS exhibit, “Saugatuck @Work” & “Framing Saugatuck.” It began at the Metro-North Westport train station, where rail service was launched in 1848. Today’s event was the first of three walking tours of Saugatuck. The next two are scheduled for May 16 and June 6. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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Announcing the Return of Spring to Westport Image
Forsythia are announcing the return of spring to Westport. These colorful bushes are on Compo Road South today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for

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Towed Away Image
A tow truck removes a car from the front of Gold’s Delicatessen, 421 Post Road East, late today after the driver smashed into the landmark restaurant’s front door.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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Going for the Gold’s Image
There were no injuries and what appeared to be superficial building damage late today as a car crashed into the front door of Westport’s Gold’s Delicatessen, 421 Post Road East, in the Compo Shopping Center.The elderly female driver with a cane managed to get out of the car herself, according to witnesses. A town Building Department official was summoned to inspect the damage. It was the second Gold’s front door strike in almost six years. (See WestportNow Aug. 9, 2009) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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Shattering the Glass at Gold’s Image
Glass from the shattered front door covers the entrance to Gold’s Delicatessen late today after a car crashed into the building. There were no injuries, but the car driven by an elderly woman had to be towed from the scene.. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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Spring in Their Step Image
Today’s summer-like weather less than a month into spring—it hit 80 at the Westport Fire headquarters weather station at 3:23 p.m.—attracted many people to Compo Beach with many walking along Soundview Drive. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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Remembering Susan Malloy at the Library Image
The Westport Library has created a display in honor of Westport art patron, artist and philanthropist Susan Malloy, who died April 14 at age 91 (see WestportNow April 14, 2015). The public is invited to express remembrances of Malloy in an accompanying guest book, pointed out by staff librarian Connie Scalise. On display are three books composed by Malloy, “In the Studio,” “Recollections of Art in My Life,” and “A Young Person’s Guide to Paris.” Malloy was the benefactor of the library’s annual Malloy Lecture For The Arts. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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Book of Memories Image
The Susan Malloy memorial display at the Westport Library includes a book for guests to write their memories of the late Westport artist, art patron, and philanthropist.  Library Executive Director Maxine Bleiweis said this is the second time the library has made a memorial display like this. “We did something similar to honor the memory of Paul Newman shortly after he died. So many people want to express their affection publicly—this is an outlet for that.” She said the memorial book will be presented to the Malloy family. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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William Holmes, 53 Image
William Holmes: fan of Fort McHenry National Park, Md. (CLICK TO ENLARGE Contributed photo

William “Bill” Holmes of Marriottsville, Md., a former Westport resident, died Feb. 26 after a brief illness. He was 53.

He was a longtime resident of Westport and graduated from Staples High School in 1980. He attended the University of Baltimore and majored in business.  For several years, he worked at Encore Books and managed a Borders book store as well. He also worked as a loan officer at Service First. 

He loved the Inner Harbor and Fort McHenry National Park in Maryland.

He is survived by parents, William and MollyAnn Holmes, siblings, twin Amy (Holmes) McGinniss, Suzy (Holmes) Patterson, and Mary (Holmes) Bolger.

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Lemonade Stand Proceeds Help Dog Rescue Group Image
Three Bedford Middle School students had an early spring success with their lemonade stand Friday at the intersection of High Point Road and Long Lots Road. They are (l-r) Cailyn Lesher, Sam Ronca, and Maisie Prince, all 13. They are donating the $90 of proceeds to the Westport-based Little Black Dog Rescue organization. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Saugatuck Reflections Image
Early evening reflections Friday on the Saugatuck River in Westport’s center. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for

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Saturday,  April 18, 2015

9 a.m. - 5 p.m.. - Westport Library Great Hall - “Sherwood Island, 1975-2015: Photography by Larry Silver”
Noon - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Leonard Everett Fisher: A Retrospective” & “Westport High School Student Art Exhibition”
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Saugatuck @Work” & “Framing Saugatuck”
1 p.m. - Westport Library - TEDxWestportLibrary Conference: Imagination
2 p.m. - Westport Library - Open Meeting of Fairfield County Writers Group
4 p.m. - Saugatuck Train Station Southbound Side - Westport Historical Society Saugatuck Walking Tour
8 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “And Then There Were None”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Friday, April 17, 2015

Larry Silver Sherwood Island Photo Exhibit Opens Image
There was an opening reception tonight in the Westport Library’s Great Hall to mark the opening of the exhibit “Sherwood Island, 1975-2015: Photography by Larry Silver,” which runs through June 24. The display of photos by the internationally known photographer and longtime Westport resident is being held i conjunction with the reopening of the newly renovated Sherwood Island Pavilion at the state park in Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Douglas Healey for

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