Saturday, September 21, 2013
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
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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Sunday, May 01, 2016
The Westport Library today hosted the Altruistic Band performing soul, jazz, gospel, R&B and pop. Altruistic is a band comprised of musicians from many different walks of life. According to the band’s website, its sound “can be described as ‘Gumbo,’ combining the musical styles of Latin, Contemporary, Fusion, and Straight-ahead Jazz with Funk, R&B and Gospel rhythms.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe (l) and Westport Electric Car Club President Leo Cirrino (r) wave the starting flags today at the Westport Metro-North station for the start of the club’s fourth annual electric car rally. Pictured taking off is a Tesla Model X, the latest from the electric car company. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Members and guests of the Westport Electric Car Club gathered in the eastbound stationhouse at the Metro-North Westport station prior to the start of today’s fourth annual club electric car rally, (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Prticipants in the 11th annual STAR Walk & Run gathered at Westport’s Sherwood Island State Park today. Star, Inc., Lighting the Way, a Norwalk-based not-for-profit, serves individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe and Selectman Avi Kaner joined Miss Connecticut, Tiffany Teixeira, and members of the Westport Fire Department in serving up hot dogs today at the 12th annual STAR Walk and Run at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe (r) fires the starting pistol today at Compo Beach at the start of the 5K race at the 38th annual Westport Young Woman’s League Minute Man race. See race results here. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Participants in the 10K race of today’s 38th annual Minute Man Race make their way along Compo Road South. Meg Hines, president of sponsoring Westport Young Woman’s League, said about 1,000 persons were registered for the event, which took place in rain with temperatures in the 40s. See race results here. CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
A new sidewalk today greeted participants and watchers at Compo Beach for the 38th annual Westport Young Woman’s League Minute Man Race. Work on the sidewalk extending from the pavilion to the cannons will resume this week. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Some Compo Beach visitors go kite flying Saturday. Beginning today, emblems are required on vehicles entering the beach. Morning activities include the 38th annual Westport Young Woman’s League Minute Man Race. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com
8 a.m. - Compo Beach - Westport Young Woman’s League 38th Annual Minute Man Race
9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. - Westport Weston Health District - Free Skin Cancer Screening
9 a.m. - Sherwood Island State Park - 11th Annual STAR Walk & 5K Run
Noon - Metro-North station at Saugatuck - Westport Electric Car Club Rally begins (cars begin to gather at 10 a.m.)
Noon - 4 p.m. - 44 Imperial Ave. - Westport Woman’s Club Art Show
2 p.m. - Westport Library - Altruistic Band performs soul, jazz, & gospel
3 p.m. - Westport Library - Usual Suspects Book Discussion: “From Doon with Death” by Ruth Rendell
7 p.m. - Conservative Synagogue (30 Hillspoint Road) - Jonathan Sarna on “Lincoln & the Jews”
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
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Saturday, April 30, 2016
By Keith M. Phaneufwww.ctmirror.org
State budget talks continued to stall today as Gov. Dannel P. Malloy’s administration and Democratic legislative leaders remained at odds over how to resolve a nearly $1 billion shortfall in the fiscal year that begins July 1.
And though talks — which bogged down late Friday — remained in limbo, Democratic legislative leaders insisted they are ready to resume talks with the governor at any time.
Still, both sides in the standoff concede time is running short as the General Assembly nears its constitutional adjournment deadline of midnight on Wednesday.
“We are absolutely still ready to talk,” Sen. Beth Bye, D-West Hartford, co-chair of the Appropriations Committee, said around 3 p.m. today. “We’ve said we will go over the budget line by line.”
The annual Westport Woman’s Club Art Show for local artists opened today in the club’s newly refurbished Bedford gallery. Westport artist Miggs Burroughs (above) curated the show, and among works displayed was his lenticular image of Howard Munce, the dean of Westport artists who died in March at age 100. The show, which continues Sunday noon to 4 p.m. , was dedicated to Munce’s memory. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
Westport artist Miggs Burroughs today looks at an image of Howard Munce as a young man in a lenticular work honoring the late Westoirt artist, who died in March at age 100. The work is among those on display at the annual Westport Woman’s Club Art Show, which opened today and continues Sunday. Burroughs was curator for the exhibit. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
Scenes from today’s opening of the annual Westport Woman’s Club Art Show featuring local artists. Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
More than 120 persons gathered at a private Westport residence tonight to support the Bridgeport-based PFC Nicholas A. Madaras Home, Connecticut’s first female-only transitional housing for women veterans. Shalini Madaras of Wilton, mother of Nicholas Madaras who was killed by a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2006, addressed the gathering.The event, organized by locally-based women’s organization, Aware, generated funds for the home as well as the Kick for Nick Foundation. The charity, according to Shalini Madaras, “spreads Nick’s love of soccer and his dedication to the children by sending soccer balls to the soldiers in the field to distribute them personally to children worldwide.” Guests were requested to bring a soccer ball to tonight’s event. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Anne Stovall Timm of Longboat Key, Fla., died March 28. She was 92.
She was born in Kentucky and graduated from the University of Arizona. She left for New York City to pursue a career with Mademoiselle magazine. She spent much of her life in Weston and Westport where she was a top real estate agent for 23 years.
She was featured on “Women’s Watch” show for her real estate achievements. She was a member of Aspetuck Country Club, where she golfed and organized the tennis team.
She and her husband Ralph moved to Longboat Key to retire in 1995. She enjoyed duplicate bridge, and became a life master.
The Greens Farms Academy (GFA) girls varsity lacrosse team today scored a lopsided 16-3 victory over the visiting Storm King, N.Y. team on Senior Day at GFA. In addition, a series of other athletic matchups plus a students’ car and dog wash offering helped raise funds for Pink Aid, which supports breast cancer treatment costs. Pictured are senior Ingrid Backe (white head band) and junior Kate Paliotta hugging as fellow junior Caroline Rintoul looks on. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
UPDATE A two-car crash today in the area of 980 Post Road East seriously injured one person and closed the roadway from West Parish Road to Church Street, Deputy Police Chief Sam Arciola said. On Sunday, an announcement at Christ & Holy Church, said the injured person in the red car (rear) was Westporter Mildred Bunche, 83, former president of the Y’s Women of Westport, and that she was in critical condition. Arciola said the accident occurred at 3:33 p.m. The driver of the other car declined medical attention. Police said Bunche was exiting Bank of America, 980 Post Road East, and collided with the SUV traveling eastbound on Post Road East. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
UPDATE A Westport police officer conducts an investigation into a two-car crash today in the vicinity of 980 Post Road East. One of the cars came to rest across the street from where it exited a Bank of America branch, according to witnesses. On Sunday, an announcement at Christ & Holy Trinity Church said the driver of the red car was Mildred Bunche, 83, of Westport, former president of the Y’s Women of Westport, and that she was in criticial condition at Norwalk Hospital. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
UPDATE Police said a car (rear) exiting a bank branch at 980 Post Road East today collided with an SUV traveling eastbound. The driver of the red car, identified Sunday in an announcement at Christ & Holy Trinity Church as Mildred Bunche, 83, of Westport, was seriously injured and transported to Norwalk Hospital where she was reported in critical condition. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Scenes from today’s fifth annual Mini Maker Faire at Jesup Green and the Westport Public Library. Dave Matlow, Larry Untermeyer, David Dreyfuss for WestportNow.com and WestportNow.com photos
Samantha Henske, 9, of Westport was at the Mini Maker Faire today at Jesup Green selling her Beach Pals with all proceeds going to the Westport chariity Al’s Angels. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Johanna Haka, 15, (l), and Agnes Holm, 14, both of Westport, were at the Mini Maker Faire today promoting Club Pink at Staples High School which helps raise money for breast cancer research. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Wallingford resident Ute Brinkmann today mentors Michael Bediakoh, 9, a Waterbury fourth grade student, in the elements of playing a cello at the Westport Library at the Mini Maker Faire. Brinkmann, who specializes in the repair and restoration of violins, violas and cellos, is associated with Westport-based Suzuki School of Music. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com