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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, March 28, 2015

Run Like a Mother Takes a Pause Image
The Run Like a Mother group was at Compo Beach today for a photo shoot by Irene Penny from Silver Penny Photography.  She is having an photo exhibit at Athleta on Westport’s Main Street in May. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for

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Al’s Angels Prepare Easter Baskets Image
Amanda Day of Stamford was one of the Al’s Angels volunteers preparing an Easter basket today at Saint Matthew Church in Norwalk. More than 200 volunteers for the Westport-based charity assembled more than 2,000 Easter and Passover baskets for distribution to the homes of children with cancer, rare blood diseases or whose families suffer from financial hardships. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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Getting to Know You Image
Kung Fu Panda makes friends with Cooper Chalker, 4, a Westport pre-school student, at today’s Touch-A-Truck event at Coleytown Elementary School. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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Fun at Touch-A-Truck Event Image
Despite snow showers and temperatures around freezing, today’s Touch-A-Truck event at Coleytown Elementary School sponsored by the Westport Weston Cooperative Nursery School drew a large crowd. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo

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Getting a Tour Image
Jack Bowers, 4, and sister, Charlotte, 2, of Westport get a tour of the Red Cross disaster mobile unit at today’s Touch-A-Truck event at Coleytown Elementary School sponsored by the Westport Cooperative Nursery School. Michael Burke of Fairfield, a Red Cross disaster leader, gave the tour. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo

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Learning About an Ambulance Image
Westport Volunteer Emergency Medical Service Explorers Deanna Hartog of Westport and Ben Muller of Weston today explain the workings of an ambulance to young guests at the Touch-A-Truck event at Coleytown Elementary School. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for

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Up Close Look Image
Blake Hofmeister, 3, of Westport gets some help from mom, Lisa, in getting a close up look today at a Westport police car at the Touch-A-Truck event at Coleytown Elementary School. Dad, Casey, looks on.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo

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Saturday Fun

Scenes from today’s Touch-A-Truck event at Westport’s Coleytown Elementary School. Jaime Bairaktaris for and photos

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Off to the Short Course Swimming Championships Image
Eleven Westport Weston YMCA Water Rats and two coaches gathered today to travel together to Greensboro, N.C. to compete in the 2015 YMCA National Short Course Championships. By team tradition, four “rookies” on the trip don pink bunny ears until they reach Greenboro. The swimmers who have qualified for this prestigious meet include Bryce Keblish, Tommy Gannon, Michael Deluca, Daniel Williams, Justin Summers, North Woods, Alex Rigione, John Whiteside, Willow Woods, Sarah Grinalds, Aileen Coyne and Ethan Hunter. The rookies with the ears are North Woods, Willow Woods, Aileen Coyne and Alex Rigione. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Four Trapped in I-95 Double Rollover Image
Westport and Fairfield firefighters worked together early today to free four occupants from two vehicles, which rolled over on I-95 northbound on the Westport-Fairfield border between exits 18 and 19. One victim was in one vehicle and was uninjured, and three in the second vehicle suffered moderate to serious injuries, said Fairfield Assistant Chief George Gomola. “This was a serious accident and a very complicated extrication,” he said. “The high level of professionalism and cooperation demonstrated by the Fairfield and Westport Fire Departments during this extrication helped to saved lives and reduced the impact of this accident on the victims. This was a job well done by all.” Two of the injured were transported to Bridgeport Hospital and one to Norwalk Hospital following the 1:55 a.m. crash, he said. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Fairfield Fire Department photo

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Going Nuts Waiting for Spring Weather Image
A squirrel waits for spring weather Friday on Westport’s Kings Highway North. But he may have to wait a bit longer. Today’s forecast for Westport calls for a chance of snow showers before 3 p.m., then a chance of rain showers. Mostly cloudy, with a high near 38. Wind chill values between 25 and 30. North winds 11 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation is 40 percent. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Mark Molesworth for

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Saturday,  March 28, 2015

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Library Great Hall - “Sherwood Island, 1975-2015” by Westport photographer Larry Silver
9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m. - Coleytown Elementary -  WWCN 10th Annual Touch-a-Truck
11:30 a.m. - 153 Cross Highway - Wakeman Town Farm Committee & RTM Site Visit
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Saugatuck @Work” & “Framing Saugatuck”
Noon - 5 p.m. - Wetport Arts Center - “Leonard Everett Fisher: A Retrospective” & “Westport High School Student Art Exhibition”
1 p.m. and 7 p.m. - Coleytown Middle School - Coleytown Company: “The Addams Family”
2 p.m. and 7 p.m. - Bedford Middle School - Bedford Acting Group: “Revolting Rhymes & Other Ridiculous Rambles”
3 p.m. - Westport Library - Frank Bruni, “Where You Go Is Not Who You’ll Be”
7 p.m. - Birchwood Country Club - Dream Event 2015 Westport A Better Chance fundraiser

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Friday, March 27, 2015

Miggs Burroughs Birdhouse Goes for $7,200 Image
A lantern birdhouse by Westport artist Miggs Burroughs called “Inside Out” with lenticular pieces built into the window frames went to a top bidder for $7,200 at tonight’s Project Return Birdhouse auction in Wilton. Burroughs, who won the lantern at last year’s Birdhouse Auction raffle, said each of the four window panes depicts images of North American birds. They all turn into one image of a young girl’s face peering out of her “prison” of despair.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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