Monday, December 07, 2009
Youth Jazz Ensemble Holding Auditions
The Southern Connecticut Youth Jazz Ensemble, part of Westport Continuing Ed, is holding auditions for the winter/spring season.
The regional group, which is open to high school musicians from throughout Connecticut, rehearses every Monday night at Staples High School. In addition, there are monthly master classes with New York jazz artists, and club/concert performances.
Auditions will be held today and Dec. 14 or by appointment.
Westport Menorah Lighting Set for Monday, Dec. 14
A giant outdoor menorah lighting to celebrate the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah will take place Monday, Dec. 14 at Westport’s Compo Acres Shopping Center, 422 Post Road East, in front of Wachovia Bank.
The 2006 menorah lighting at the Compo Acres Shopping Center. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
The event, sponsored by Westport’s Schneerson Center for Jewish Life, will include live music, hot latkes, “Hanukkah gelt,” and dreidels.
The menorah will be displayed from Friday, the start of Hanukkah, to its end on Saturday, Dec. 19.
For more information, call the Schneerson Center at (203)635-4118 or visit its Web site.
Sunday, December 06, 2009
Honoring a New Eagle Scout
State Representative Kim Fawcett (at microphone) and state Senator Toni Boucher (2nd l) were among those honoring new Eagle Scout Daniel A. Zlatkin (c) of Troop 39, Westport, at a ceremony today at Temple Israel. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Masons Donate to Charities
The Masonic Lodge of Westport Charitable Giving Committee, headed by George Underhill (3rd l), today recognized four local charities with donations of $1,000 each for their outstanding service to the community. Recipients included Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Westport Warm-Up Fund, First Night Westport/Weston, and Al’s Angels. Following the presentations, Santa appeared with gifts for the children attending the Christmas party with their parents and guests. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lorraine Feliciano for WestportNow.com
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Sending Out Holiday Mailings
Members of the Westport Woman’s Club gathered today for the annual holiday food gift card mailings to those in need for the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays, as well as sending holiday cards to seniors in nursing homes. Chair Dorothy Abrams led the effprt along with fellow club members Linda Clair, Lorraine Feliciano, Pat Jensen, Sue Mahar, Audrey Rabinowitz, Barbara Raffel, Nancy Saipe, Nat Sylander, Marie Taylor, Arlene Thrope, Barbara Wagner and Mary Vickery. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Friday, September 11, 2009
Seventh grader Jaime Pettit and third grader Kaitlin Reif won “The Matching Game” contest at the Westport Historical Society. Volunteer Gayle Ferensz presents them with gift certificates for matching the most Heads and Hands at the Years in the Making little gallery exhibit. They were inspired to take two hours to solve the puzzle because of their love of history and the Historical Society. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Ellen Naftalin for WestportNow.com
Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Woman’s Club Installs New Officers
The Westport Woman’s Club has installed its new board with Mary Vickery leading the club for 2009-2010. Pictured standing (l-r) are: Amy Schneider, programs; Lorraine Feliciano, communications; Arlene Thrope, community services; Sarajane Lynch, grounds; Doris Smart, programs; Barbara Szefc, treasurer; Joyce Netherton, parliamentary advisor; Rose Jordan, rentals; Dorothy Packer, house; and Carol Goetz, Curio Cottage. Sitting (l-r) are: Linda Clair, first vice president, special interests; Mary Vickery, president; and Barbara Raffel, secretary. Absent from the picture are Susan McCarthy, second vice president, finance; and Clare Clark, membership. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Monday, May 18, 2009
Taking Part in “Got Mitzvah?” Day
Taking part in the May 3 “Got Mitzvah?” day were volunteer Mel Liebergall, Westport First Selectman Gordon F. Joseloff, Steven M. Friedlander, executive director of UJA/Federation Westport Weston Wilton Norwalk, and volunteer Steve Samuels pictured at Interfaith Housing Association’s Bacharach Community. Volunteers gardened and painted at the Bacharach Community as part of the day of service sponsored by UJA/Federation Westport Weston Wilton Norwalk. More than 1,000 volunteers performed a variety of projects to benefit more than 30 charitable organizations throughout the region. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Photo by Alison Wachstein Photography
Wednesday, April 29, 2009
Soccer Tourney Raises $1,500 for Save the Children
Westporter Andy Mondino, a Greens Farms Academy and Westport Soccer Association U-18 player, along with a friend, as a community service project recently organized a soccer tournament at GFA to raise money to help the refugees in Darfur. They raised $1,500 that they gave to Save the Children. Contributed photo
Saturday, October 04, 2008
Even the Marshes Get Cleaned Up
Members of Westport’s Sunrise Rotary and students and advisers from Builders Beyond Borders gathered at Old Mill Beach today to pick up garbage. One group spread out over the marshes behind the Mill Pond. They collected a lot of plastic bags, Styrofoam cups, and even came across an old concrete tub. The trash in the areas around Old Mill Beach and the marshes filled more than 80 black garbage bags. Following the clean-up, Sunrise Rotary provided pizza for everyone at the Compo Beach Pavilion. Builders Beyond Borders is a nonprofit organization that sends high school students to impoverished countries where they work to help build homes. The students, who raise the money to cover their travel expenses and building materials, also devote time to community service in their hometown. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com
Making a Difference at Westport’s Mill Beach
Saturday, September 20, 2008
Al’s Angels Raise Money for Needy Fairfield County Kids
Al DiGuido (white T-shirt and blue cap) served hot dogs and beverages today at a tag sale on Ketchum Street in Westport’s Saugatuck area to raise funds to help Fairfield County children in need. The mission of Al’s Angels, founded in 2004 by Westport resident DiGuido, is to provide moments of joy and comfort to families challenged by childhood cancer, rare blood diseases, AIDS, or domestic violence. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Saturday, July 19, 2008
Celebrating 220 Years of Wedded Bliss
Four Westport couples celebrated their 55th wedding anniversary together Friday night at dinner at Bernard’s in Ridgefield. Together, they celebrated 220 years of wedded bliss. Pictured (l-r) are: Stan and Phyllis Groner; Fred and Cheri Schreiver; Bernie and Jane Perry, and Mort and Phyllis Silverberg. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Friday, May 02, 2008
Westport Firefighers to Hold Golf Tournament Monday
The Westport Fire Department will hold its 10th annual Charity Golf Tournament on Monday at Longshore Golf Course.
The tournament will benefit the Connecticut Burns Care Summer Camp for Children and other local charities.
The tournament will be a shotgun format with tee off at 8 a.m. A luncheon will follow at the Inn at Longshore, along with a charity raffle.
Prizes for the top three foursomes, two closest to the pin holes, the longest drive, and closest to the line hole will be presented at the conclusion. There will also be “win a new Volvo with a hole in one” on Hole 15 and a putting contest.
Two Westporters Chairing Cancer Walk
First Selectman Gordon Joseloff poses with Kinnary Patel, one of the Westporters working on the May 17 event. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Two Westporters are co-chairing the fifth annual “Walk This Way ... With Us” event for the Whittingham Cancer Center.
The walk will take place at Calf Pasture Beach Park in Norwalk, on Saturday, May 17. Registration takes place at 11 a.m. and the walk takes place at noon.
Tammy Zelkowitz and Amy Schafrann are serving as the events co-chairs.
Zelkowitz has volunteered on the planning committee for this annual event since its inception five years ago. Her husband, Dr. Richard Zelkowitz, chief of hematology and oncology at Norwalk Hospital, has also been a major supporter of this walk and has seen the direct impact of this event on the programs and services of the Cancer Center.
Note: WestportNow Publisher Gordon F. Joseloff is also First Selectman of Westport