Saturday, September 21, 2013
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.
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.
Monday, March 10, 2014
Metro-North Worked Killed in Harlem
A Metro-North worker died after he was hit by a train on the elevated tracks along Park Ave. at E. 106th St. in Harlem early today, Metro-North said.
It was the second fatal accident involving the rail service since last December.
The unidentified employee was working on the elevated tracks along Park Ave. at E. 106th St. when he was hit by the train shortly before 1 a.m., officials said.
Emergency workers rushed the man to Mt. Sinai Hospital, but he could not be saved.
Westport Assists at Fairfield Fire in Which Two Died
UPDATE Westport firefighters early today assisted at a Fairfield fire at 135 Crane St. that killed a mother, 47, and daughter, 19, found in a second floor bedroom. Engine Co. 2 from Westport Fire Headquarters was assigned as the Rapid Intervention Team (RIT) at the scene to standby for potential rescue of firefighters while Engine Co. 5 from Greens Farms was assigned to cover Fairfiield Fire Headquarters on Reef Road for other calls. The victims were taken to Bridgeport Hospital, where they were pronounced dead, police said. They were not immediately identified. A neighbor described the daughter as severely disabled. See video here. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) DoingItLocal.com photo
Monday, March 10, 2014
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Susan Malloy: In the Studio” & “Abstract Notes”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Cover Story: The New Yorker in Westport” & “Can’t Tell a Book by its Cover ... “
3 p.m. - Westport Library - Teen: Maker Mondays
6 p.m. - Westport Library - Maker-in-Residence Ed Kalin: Create an All-Sky Camera
6 p.m. - Staples Room 1025C - Board of Education Executive Session
7 p.m. - Town Hall Auditorium - Department of Transportation informational meeting on Merritt Parkway trail study
7 p.m. - Green Room - Board of Assessment Appeal Hearings
7 p.m. - Town Hall Room 102 - Boating Advisory Committee
7 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Pack of Lies”
7:30 p.m. - Westport/Weston Health District - Westport/Weston Health District Board
7:30 p.m. - Staples Cafeteria B - Board of Education Public Meeting (live coverage cable channel 78, AT&T channel 99, and www.westport.k12.ct.us)
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
Sunday, March 09, 2014
Sunny Skies Draw Crowds to Compo
Another Gymnastics Win for Westporter
Soleil Molesworth, 11, of Westport took first place today in the all around for 11- and 12-year-olds in the gold category at a statewide AAU gymnastics competition in Windsor. She finished first both on the floor routine and uneven bars and placed second on vault and beam, earning her the best in all around. Six teams from throughout the state competed. Soleil also won state competitions in January (See WestportNow Jan. 26, 2014) and last April (See WestportNow April 28, 2013). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) BethAnn Karlehag for WestportNow.com
‘Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly’ at Playhouse
The Westport Country Playhouse’s Family Festivities Series drew a large audience today for both performances of its production of “Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly,” based on the bestselling books by Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss. Pre-show activities in the Sheffer Rehearsal Hall at noon and 3 p.m., offered children the opportunity to make their own diaries. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Family Festivities Day at Playhouse
Scenes from today’s Westport Country Playhouse Family Festivities Series featuring a production of “Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly.”Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Lorenzo Santoro, 66
Lorenzo Santoro of Stratford and longtime Norwalk resident died March 8 at the Veteran’s Hospital in West Haven. He was 66.
He was born on Sept. 5, 1947 in Cantanzaro, Calabria, Italy, the son of Carlotta Bertuccio Santoro of Stratford and the late Domenic F. Santoro. He worked as a hair dresser in Greenwich and Westport for several years and retired as a carpenter with Carpenter’s Local 210.
He was a veteran of the U.S. Army, having served during the Vietnam War. He loved being with his family and enjoyed traveling to Europe, his family said.
In addition to his mother Lorenzo is survived by his siblings Angelo Santoro of Italy, Tina Granata of Norwalk, Teresa Mallozzi of Westport, Nicola Santoro of Shelton and Francesca Tuccinardi of Monroe. Also surviving are 10 nieces and nephews, 10 great nieces and nephews and many aunts, uncles and cousins in Italy. In addition to his father Lorenzo is predeceased by his brother, Dominick Santoro, Jr.
Fun at Family Art Day
More than 60 children and their families visited the Westport Arts Center today for the third annual Family Art Day: All About Toys. Youngsters made nesting monsters, climbing creatures, and abstract toy collages. Winners of the 2014 Toy Makers Competition were also announced. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Marina White for WestportNow.com
WAC Family Art Day Winners
The winners of the 2014 Toy Makers Competition were announced by Melissa Bernstein of Melissa & Doug toy company today at the Westport Arts Center’s third annual Family Art Day: All About Toys. Three finalists from each age group (5-6, 7-9, 10-12) presented their toy designs to judges Bernstein, Laura Maged, WAC board member, and Peter Van Heerden, WAC executive director. Family Art Day participants were able to cast their vote for each of the three age groups as well. Pictured (top row l-r) Eddie Kiev (first place, 10-12 age group), Laura Maged, Melissa Bernstein, Peter Van Heerden, Julianna Lukacs (second place 10-12 age group), Sarah Kelly, WAC education manager, and Maia Freeman (second place, 7-9 age group) (bottom row) Samantha Henske (second place and fan favorite, 5-6 age group), Jojo Triesman (first place, 7-9 age group), Logan Goodman (fan favorite, 7-9 age group), Caden Freyre (first place, 5-6 age group), and Clara Chi (third place, 5-6 age group). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Marina White for WestportNow.com
Toys Featured at Family Art Day
Scenes from today’s Westport Arts Center Family Art Day: All About Toys. Marina White for WestportNow.com
WN on the Scene: Busy NYC Art Week
It was a busy art week in New York City last week – the Whitney Biennial 2014, The Art Show at the Park Avenue Armory, and The Armory Show at piers 92 and 94. Helen Klisser During, director of visual arts at the Westport Arts Center and contributing WestportNow photographer, offers this glimpse of the exhibits and the people. Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com
Note: WestportNow Publisher Gordon F. Joseloff is also First Selectman of Westport