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.
Friday, August 01, 2014
ArtCafé at Historical Society Highlights Larry Silver Exhibit
There was a special meeting today of the Westport Arts Center’s ArtCafé with Helen Klisser During (r) at the Westport Historical Society to hear famed Westport photographer Larry Silver (l) talk about his current exhibit there, “Larry Silver/Westport Visions.” His retrospective features images of Westport’s favorite haunts, quiet spots and humorous encounters of everyday life since the artist first settled here 40 years ago. It runs through Oct. 18. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 14 Promised Road
An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 14 Promised Road, off Harbor Road in the Saugatuck Shores section, is in process. Built in 1930, the one-story cape has 1,293 square feet and is situated on a .11-acre property. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Westport Property Transfers July 14 - 18, 2014
Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period July 14 - 18, 2014:
George F. and Constance E. McCormack to Jane Felsenthal Fraser Revocable Trust, 126 Harvest Commons, $745,000
Wright Building Assoc. LLC to 335 PRW LLC, 325 Post Road West, $1,585,000
Edward L. and Dorothy A. Hutchenson to Kenji Ozawa, 17 Woods Grove Road, $820,000
William P O’Brien and Eileen M. Mollahan to Mark G. Highman and Rachel E. Goldfine, 3 Allen Lane, $830,000
Harriet E. (Betty) Jennings, 90
Harriet E. (Betty) Jennings of Westport died July 23 at Norwalk Hospital. She was 90.
Harriet Jennings: Westporter for more than 70 years. Contributed photo
Born in California on Nov. 7, 1923, she was the daughter of the late Dwight and Margaret (Yokum) Jennings. She has been a resident of Westport for more than 70 years.
Prior to retiring, she was employed by U.S. Plywood Division of Champion International in New York City where she served as the manager of the Industrial Graphic Design Department.
She was a graduate of Staples High School and the Pratt Institute in New York City and has been a longtime volunteer with the Westport–Weston American Red Cross.
Pretty Day for a Sail
Friday, August 1, 2014
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Larry Silver/Westport Visions” & “Faces in the Crowd”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Scents & Soles”
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Nora”
8 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Desert Highway
8 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre 7th Annual One-act Play Festival: “One for the Road”
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
Thursday, July 31, 2014
Latin Guitar World Fusion at Levitt
The band Incendio entertained at the Westport Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts tonight under a partial moon. The Los Angeles-based group’s music has been called Latin guitar world fusion and ranges from classical, to jazz, to rock, to flamenco, to Celtic, to even bluegrass. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
Incendio at Levitt
The new Levitt Pavilion tonight hosted the Incendio band as part of its shortened season of free nights of entertainment. Formed in the summer of 1999 by Jim Stubblefield, Jean-Pierre Durand and Liza Carbé, Incendio (which means “fire” in Italian, Portuguese, and Spanish), became a vehicle for the influences and compositional talents of the three musicians. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
Taken to the Cleaners
Two pairs of ducks converged on Minute Men Cleaners, 600 Riverside Ave., in Westport’s Saugatuck section today. The double ducks trip was taken to the cleaners in late afternoon. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jamison Daily for WestportNow.com
Dog Days of Summer
If there were a lot of news, maybe Barkley and his Frisbee would not be worth a picture. But it’s the dog days of summer in Westport and Barkley and his Roseville Road doings make the cut today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for WestportNow.com
Westport Outdoors: Westport Farmers Market
The Westport Farmers Market, 50 Imperial Ave., is today’s featured spot in our WestportNow series Westport Outdoors, highlighting popular spots where Westporters gather to eat, play, or relax during the warm-weather months. Visitors to the Farmers Market have a variety of vendors offering lunch on Thursdays. Greenwich-based BoxCar Cantina had a long line at the market today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Jazz Brunch Set for Rive Bistro on Sunday
The Jazz Ensemble from Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County will be featured at a special Jazz Brunch on Sunday at Rive Bistro, 200 Riverside Ave. from noon to 2 p.m.
Eric Sierra, owner and chef, said he looks forward to welcoming the musicians on the restaurant patio overlooking the Saugatuck River. For reservations, phone (203)557-8049.
Neighborhood Studios is a not-for-profit school of the arts headquartered in Bridgeport, which has provided arts enrichment for the children of Bridgeport for more than 30 years.
Many of its students have gone on to success in the music and art worlds. For further information, visit www.nstudios.org, or contact Executive Director Frank Derico at (203)366-3300, X228.
Note: WestportNow Publisher Gordon F. Joseloff is also First Selectman of Westport