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Saturday, September 21, 2013

Volunteer Dog Walkers Needed

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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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Monday, November 24, 2014

Winter Storm Watch Does Not Include Westport

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Watch for interior sections of southern Connecticut from Wednesday morning through Thursday morning, but the advisory does not include Westport and coastal Connecticut.

The advisory, which covers most of the rest of Connecticut, said to expect snow accumulation of 4 to 8 inches.

It said a mix of rain and snow Wednesday morning will change to all snow by late Wednesday. The snow will continue into early Thursday morning before tapering off to snow showers.

Meanwhile, forecaster Jacob Meisel, a 2012 Staples graduate, tweeted: “A period of heavy snow continues to look likely even down to the coast Wednesday afternoon/evening. Significant accumulations possible.”

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Wind Advisory Issued

The National Weather Service has issued a Wind Advisory for Westport and area until 11 a.m. today.

It said to expect winds south 15 to 25 mph with gusts 45 to 50 mph through late morning.

Winds will be capable of bringing down limbs and vulnerable trees and power lines, the Weather Service said.

A Wind Advisory is issued when sustained winds of 31 to 39 mph or gusts of 46 to 57 mph are expected or occurring.

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Monday, November 24, 2014


10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Saugatuck @Work” & “Framing Saugatuck”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Perception Illusion Magic”
4 p.m. - Westport Library - Teen: Maker Mondays
7 p.m. - Town Hall Room 201 - RTM Public Works Committee

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Sunday, November 23, 2014

Coastal Flood Statement

The National Weather Service has issued a Coastal Flood Statement for Westport and area warning of localized minor flooding during the time of high tide around mid-day Monday.

It said tidal departures of 1 to 1.5 feet above astronomical tides are likely.

It said localized minor flooding of the most vulnerable shore roads and adjacent properties is likely due to height of storm tide or wave splash over.

There is no significant threat to life and any impact on property is minimal, the Weather Service said.

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12U Wreckers Blue Win 2nd Tournament in a Row

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The Westport Wreckers 12U Blue Team won their second tournament in a row this weekend in Bloomfield. They played exceptionally well, going 5-0 and outscored their opponents by a combined score of 41-3 and finished their fall travel season with a record of 17-4. Pictured (l-r, top row) Rosali Pirone, Hannah Byrne, Ellie Doran,  Head coach Louis Alfero, Lucy Kaplan,  Choe Chaple, Coach Elise Stone, Aydan Moskowitz, Coach Rob Moskowitz, and Reilly Caldwell; (bottom row) Julia Grimes, Milei Wyatt, Sophia Alfero, Emily Stone, Kathryn Zanvettor, and Ali Green. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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WHS Exhibit Celebrates Saugatuck’s Proud Past

By James Lomuscio

Saugatuck, the once working class, mostly Italian-American section of Westport—the area state officials in the 1950s figured it would be easier to build the Connecticut Turnpike through rather than affluent Greens Farms—got its just deserts today.

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Sea Capt. Sereno Gould Allen (r) is portrayed in the William Lambdin mural at the center of the exhibit opened today and present for the occasion were his great-great-great-grandchildren Wm. Bradley Kellogg of Fairfield and Katherine Daught Jacob of Weston. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

At the opening of a Westport Historical Society’s (WHS) exhibition titled “Saugatuck @ Work—Haven of Community, Commerce and Innovation,” the neighborhood was revered not only as an important area of Westport, but as its matrix.

Kathleen Motes Bennewitz, Town Curator who organized the exhibit, was quick to remind the more than 100 persons in attendance “Saugatuck was Westport’s downtown before Westport was Westport.”

Before the town was incorporated in 1835, Westport was called Saugatuck and was a part of the towns of Fairfield and Norwalk.

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Great-Great-Great Grandpa Featured in Saugatuck Mural

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The mural “Saugatuck in the 19th Century” created in 1969 by the late Westport artist Robert L. Lambdin anchors the Westport Historical Society’s “Saugatuck@Work,” which opened today. The meticulously researched wall mural depicts the area bustling with commerce and community and features Sea Capt. Sereno Gould Allen. Among those attending today’s opening reception were his great-great-great-grandchildren Wm. Bradley Kellogg of Fairfield and Katherine Daught Jacob of Weston. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Westport Historical Society Debuts ‘Saugatuck@Work’


Scenes from today’s reception marking the opening of the Westport Historical Society’s exhibit “Saugatuck @ Work—Haven of Community, Commerce and Innovation” and companion exhibit devoted to the life of Saugatuck immigrants, “Framing Saugatuck,” in the WHS’s Mollie Donovan Gallery. Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

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Skaters Enjoy Balmy Sunday at Longshore

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The first skating Sunday of the season today at the Longshore Club Park P.A.L. ice rink turned out to be a balmy one with temperatures in the 50s, a sharp change from Saturday’s delayed opening day when the morning started out in the teens. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for WestportNow.com

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Family Magic at Westport Arts Center


Scenes from today’s Westport Arts Center “Family Art Day: Magical Moments.” The Arts Center was transformed into a workshop with multiple hands on art activities lead by local teaching artists and volunteers. Families created magic wands, shadow boxes, stained glass, and lenticular drawings together.Melissa & Doug created a play zone for younger children and sponsored the event.Marina White for WestportNow.com

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Rare Opportunity to Tour Bedford Estate

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Today was the last day of a three-day estate sale at the Westport waterfront home of the late Ruth Bedford. The daughter of Frederick T. and Lucie Thomas Bedford and the last surviving grandchild of Westport philanthropist Edward T. Bedford died in June at age 99. (See WestportNow June 19, 2014) In addition to an opportunity to buy furniture, books, and other family belongings of Bedford, the sale afforded the public a rare opportunity to tour the 7.5-acre estate on Beachside Avenue, which had been on the market until recently for $25 million. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Sunday,  November 23, 2014


10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - St. Luke Church (49 Turkey Hill Road North) - Harvest Fair
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - Family Art Day: Magical Moments
Noon - 2 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - opening reception: “Saugatuck @Work” & “Framing Saugatuck”
2 p.m. - Westport Town Hall - 2014 Heida Hermanns International String Competition Finals Concert
3 p.m. - United Methodist Church (49 Weston Road) - Westport School of Music Faculty Chamber Music Concert

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Saturday, November 22, 2014

Saint Luke Parish Harvest Fair Under Way

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The Saint Luke Parish Harvest Fair in Westport is open today and Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and is great opportunity to do holiday shopping and support charities in need. The Fair features a “Shabby Chic” boutique as well as fine vendors with crafts, jewelry, food items, holiday gifts and a café. Proceeds benefit southern Fairfield County charities.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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