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.
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.
Sunday, March 09, 2014
‘Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly’ at Playhouse
The Westport Country Playhouse’s Family Festivities Series drew a large audience today for both performances of its production of “Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly,” based on the bestselling books by Doreen Cronin and Harry Bliss. Pre-show activities in the Sheffer Rehearsal Hall at noon and 3 p.m., offered children the opportunity to make their own diaries. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Family Festivities Day at Playhouse
Scenes from today’s Westport Country Playhouse Family Festivities Series featuring a production of “Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly.”Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Fun at Family Art Day
More than 60 children and their families visited the Westport Arts Center today for the third annual Family Art Day: All About Toys. Youngsters made nesting monsters, climbing creatures, and abstract toy collages. Winners of the 2014 Toy Makers Competition were also announced. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Marina White for WestportNow.com
WAC Family Art Day Winners
The winners of the 2014 Toy Makers Competition were announced by Melissa Bernstein of Melissa & Doug toy company today at the Westport Arts Center’s third annual Family Art Day: All About Toys. Three finalists from each age group (5-6, 7-9, 10-12) presented their toy designs to judges Bernstein, Laura Maged, WAC board member, and Peter Van Heerden, WAC executive director. Family Art Day participants were able to cast their vote for each of the three age groups as well. Pictured (top row l-r) Eddie Kiev (first place, 10-12 age group), Laura Maged, Melissa Bernstein, Peter Van Heerden, Julianna Lukacs (second place 10-12 age group), Sarah Kelly, WAC education manager, and Maia Freeman (second place, 7-9 age group) (bottom row) Samantha Henske (second place and fan favorite, 5-6 age group), Jojo Triesman (first place, 7-9 age group), Logan Goodman (fan favorite, 7-9 age group), Caden Freyre (first place, 5-6 age group), and Clara Chi (third place, 5-6 age group). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Marina White for WestportNow.com
Toys Featured at Family Art Day
Scenes from today’s Westport Arts Center Family Art Day: All About Toys. Marina White for WestportNow.com
WN on the Scene: Busy NYC Art Week
It was a busy art week in New York City last week – the Whitney Biennial 2014 and the Armory Art Show. Helen Klisser During, director of visual arts at the Westport Arts Center and contributing WestportNow photographer, offers this glimpse of the exhibits and the people. Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com
Taking Advantage of Warm Temperatures
Volleyball players took advantage of Saturday’s spring-like temperatures in the 50s to play some volleyball at Westport’s Compo Beach. But the forecast called for a return to more winter-like weather by mid-week. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Sunday, March 9, 2014
11 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - Family Art Day - All About Toys
Noon. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Susan Malloy: In the Studio” & “Abstract Notes”
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Cover Story: The New Yorker in Westport” & “Can’t Tell a Book by its Cover ... “
1 p.m. and 4 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Diary of a Worm, a Spider, and a Fly”
2 p.m. - Westport Library - Classical Music with clarinetist C. Winfield Swarr and pianist Hiroko Miyake Dutton
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
Saturday, March 08, 2014
Blooming at Earthplace
Tony McDowell, executive director of Westport’s Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center, tonight welcomed guests to its Eartplace in Bloom annual spring auction and talked about the environmental work of Earthplace. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Julia Mally for WestportNow.com
Playhouse Leads Westport Nonprofits on Giving Day
The Westport Country Playhouse topped the list of most donations received by a Westport nonprofit on Friday’s Fairfield County Giving Day, the first year of the 24-hour online giving competition, organizers said today.
In all, 361 donors gave $11,770 to the Playhouse, winning it No. 9 on the list. The second highest Westport recipient was the Westport Arts Center (WAC), which raised $5,694, good for No. 27 on the list. WAC said its total was boosted by an additional $2,000 from a matching grant.
The Fairfield County Community Foundation said a total of 15,423 donations were received by local nonprofits totaling $618,229.64.
An additional $127,500 in prizes funded by the Fairfield County Community Foundation, Bank of America and other corporate and community sponsors, were awarded to more than 50 nonprofits, it said.
Working on the Railroad
Metro-North employees worked on tracks on the bridge over the Saugatuck River today, taking advantage of the fewer trains on the Saturday schedule. Ongoing track maintenance has caused longer travel times on the line. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for WestportNow.com
Westport Firefighters Make the Plunge
Plunging in 55-Degree Weather at Compo
Plungers of all ages took part in today’s Special Olympics Penguin Plunge at Compo Beach. The unusual 55-degree weather made the swim slightly more tolerable this year. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Note: WestportNow Publisher Gordon F. Joseloff is also First Selectman of Westport