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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.

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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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Sunday, April 20, 2014

Westport Outdoors: Java Coffee and Café Image
With warm weather here (we hope), WestportNow begins a new series, Westport Outdoors, highlighting popular spots where Westpoters gather to eat, play, or relax during the warm-weather months. One of the newest outdoor eating places is Java Coffee and Café at 44 Church Lane. With the arrival of warm weather, the eatery, which opened in January, has thrown open its large glass doors to allow for drinking and dining on its patio. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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Celebrating Easter Image
Westporters celebrated Easter today in special services at area churches, including Christ & Holy Trinity Church at 75 Church Lane. The church traces its origins to 1831 to 1835, the latter date when the Town of Westport was incorporated.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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Compo Service Celebrates Easter Image
Scores of persons gathered at Westport’s Compo Beach today for a 6 a.m. Easter sunrise service hosted by area churches.. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Mark Molesworth for

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Saugatuck Island Easter Sunrise Image
A view of today’s Easter sunrise from Westport’s Saugatuck Island. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larysa Bemko for

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‘Daffodil Mile’ Brightens Westport’s Main Street Image
Just in time for Easter, for the seventh year, the daffodils are out in the “Daffodil Mile” at Westport’s Willowbrook Cemetery, 395 Main St.  The floral display at the 171-year-old cemetery honors and commemorates loved ones. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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Sunday,  April 20, 2014 - Easter

Westport Library is closed.
6 a,m, - Compo Beach - Sunrise service hosted by Saugatuck Church
2 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “Souvenir”
2 p.m. - MTC MainStage Studio Theatre - “The Fantasticks”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Saturday, April 19, 2014

Former Remarkable Book Store Showing Signs of Life Image
After being vacant for two years, the Main Street home for 32 years of The Remarkable Book Book Store and later Talbot’s is showing signs of life. Sold by Westporter Sidney Kramer in January 2013 for $4.2 million, the 3,871-square foot building is undergoing renovations. Contractor Gus Pappajohn told the Board of Selectmen recently he did not know anything about the new tenants. Remarkable closed in 1994 and Talbot’s ended its tenancy in the spring of 2012, consolidating its women’s store in the adjacent building. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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Saturday Social at Senior Center Image
The Westport Center for Senior Activities Saturday social today featured a “Bach to Broadway” performance. Musicians Meryl Kaplan (flute), Stephen Roane (string bass/guitar and David Harris (piano/vocals) played show tunes and standards, ranging from “It Might As Well Be Spring” to “Almost Like Being In Love.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Andy Kaplan for

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Sounds of Spring Image
With warmer weather and spring flowers blooming, today’s Saturday social at the Westport Center for Senior Activities had an upbeat theme. The “Bach to Broadway” performance featured musicians Meryl Kaplan (flute), Stephen Roane (string bass/guitar and David Harris (piano/vocals). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Andy Kaplan for

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Easter Egg Hunt Run Image
The Greens Farms Volunteer Fire Co.‘s 63rd annual Easter Egg Hunt, held on the grounds of Long Lots Elementary School, today attracted many families from Westport and nearby communities. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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Plotting His Strategy Image
Westporter Grant Theisinger, 3, plans his strategy for gathering his share of the Easter candy today at the 63rd annual Greens Farms Volunteer Fire Co’s Easter egg hunt. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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Enjoying a Westport Tradition Image
Bill Vornkahl (l), co-chair of today’s Greens Farms Volunteer Fire Co.‘s 63rd annual Easter egg hunt at Long Lots Elementary School, gets together with Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe and Westport Police Sgt. Richard Frazier. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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A Beautiful Day for Greens Farms Easter Egg Hunt

Scenes from today’s Greens Farms Volunteer Fire Co.‘s 63rd annual Easter Egg Hunt held on the grounds of Long Lots Elementary School. Sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s helped attract a large crowd. Dave Matlow for

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