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.
Saturday, November 22, 2014
Portion of Greens Farms Road Closed For Paving
Paving work today closed Greens Farms Road between Prospect Road and the Sherwood Island Connector. The Westport Public Works Department said the project needs to be completed earlier than anticipated due to “current and anticipated weather conditions.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for WestportNow.com
Saturday, November 22, 2014
10 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. - Westport Town Hall - 2014 Heida Hermanns International String Competition Semi-finals
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - St. Luke Church (49 Turkey Hill Road North) - Harvest Fair
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Gilbertie’s (7 Sylvan Lane) - Winter Farmers Market
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Westport Woman’s Club (44 Imperial Ave.) - Curio Cottage Thrift Shop-wide Half-price Sale
11 a.m. - Westport Library - Creative Writing Workshop Series for Grades 3-5
11 a.m. - Barnes & Noble - children’s author Rosemary Wells book signing “Max & Ruby at the Warthogs’ Wedding”
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Perception Illusion Magic”
Noon - Westport Historical Society - Qi Gong with Ian Gelman
2 p.m. - Westport Library - Fairfield County Writers Group
3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. - Staples High School - Staples Players, “Hello, Dolly!”
3:30 p.m. - Barnes & Noble - Best selling author Christopher Hart talk on his how to draw title “Monstrously Funny Cartoons”
5 p.m. - 7 p.m. - Nylen Gallery Picture This of Westport - 772 Post Road East - Gallery warming party to celebrate move to new home
6 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - Super Smash Brothers Tournament w/ Retro Games Plus
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
Friday, November 21, 2014
Magic at the Arts Center
Well know professional magician Michael Chaut dazzles guests at the Westport Arts Center tonight with magic tricks at the opening reception for the annual juried members exhibition “Perception Illusion Magic.” The exhibit, with magic as its theme, features 40 works, including photographs, mixed media, paintings, sculptures, prints, drawings, and engravings. It runs until Jan. 10.. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com
Up Close Look
Peggy Shore of Westport (mother of exhibiting artist Jake Shore ) takes a close look at New York artist Liz Neilson’s “Cattail Electron” and “Castle Rocket,” two of 40 artworks on display at the Westport Arts Center tonight as part of the annual juried members exhibition “Perception Illusion Magic.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com
Jurors and New Artistic Director
Jurors Elizabeth Koehn (l) and Julia Mechtler (r) of New York’s David Zwirner Gallery get together with Helen Klisser During, newly named artistic director of the Westport Arts Center, tonight at a reception marking the opening of the annual juried members exhibition “Perception Illusion Magic.” Klisser During, director of visual arts since 2010, was honored at the event on her new appointment. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Arts Center Opening Reception
Scenes from tonight’s reception marking the opening of the the Westport Arts Center’s annual juried members exhibition “Perception Illusion Magic.” Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com and contributed photos
Max W. Harley, 94
Max W. Harley of Stratford, a former Westport resident, died Nov. 18 in Norwalk Hospital after a period of illness. He was 94.
Max Harley: former Westporter. Contributed photo
In addition to Westport, he also lived in Indianapolis, and Greenville, Ohio.
He was born Aug. 24, 1920 in Hollansburg, Ohio, to Howard R. Harley, MD, and Cleo Mote Harley. After his father’s death, the family moved several times and Max graduated from high school in Fountain City, Ind.
He followed his brother George to Miami University in Ohio, and, upon graduation, into the U.S. Navy during World War II. After training as a gunnery officer he was posted to the Pacific theater.
Westport Unemployment Edges Up in October
A month after Westport’s unemployment rate was the lowest in six years, the rate edged up again in October to 4.7 percent, the Connecticut Department of Labor said today.
The September rate was 4.5 percent. The last time Westport’s unemployment rate was 4.5 percent was in August 2008, just before the recession began to be felt.
The town’s labor force in October was 12,922, up from 12,820 in September. The number of unemployed in October was 609, up from 578 in September, the department said.
There were 12,313 employed in October, up from 12,242 in September. A year ago in October, Westport’s unemployment rate was 5.6 percent.
Stolen Leaf Blowers Bust
Jesse Perez: allegedly pawned equipment. Westport Police photo
Westport Police arrested a Stamford man Thursday following the theft of backpack type leaf blowers from the bed of a landscaping truck in town, police said today.
According to Capt. Vincent Penna, officers arrested Jesse Perez, 24, on a warrant in Bridgeport Superior Court where he was being arraigned on other unrelated charges.
Penna said that detectives had located and recovered the leaf blowers in a pawn shop, and it “was determined that Jesse Perez had sold those items directly after the reported theft.”
Held in lieu of a bond on the unrelated charges, Perez was charged with fifth-degree larceny and given a promise to appear in Norwalk Superior Court on Monday, Dec. 1.
Longshore Ice Rink Opening Postponed a Day
The Longshore Club Park Police Athletic League (P.A.L.) ice rink was scheduled to open today but did not. Workers on the site said it will open up Saturday at about mid-day. They said the ice was not ready yet and the see-through partitions along the border have to be installed. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for WestportNow.com
Sunrise Rotary Honors Student of the Month
The Westport Sunrise Rotary Club today honored Staples senior Ben Rogers as Student of the Month for his contributions to his school and his community. He is a math geek, an athlete, a tutor, and a member of the Staples League of Boys (SLOBs). He is also a trombonist, including in the pit for the current Staples Players production of “Hello, Dolly!” He and fellow members of Staples’ Tri-M Music Honor Society taught music in a Bridgeport elementary school. He plays baseball and also manages the basketball team. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Hal Levy for WestportNow.com
Comings & Goings: Top Drawer to Close After 37 Years
Top Drawer, a women’s boutique at 1537 Post Road East, is closing. Owner Joan Rotman (above) and manager Mickey Kleefield and their staff have delivered personalized service to Westport customers for more than 37 years. A closing sale is in progress, and Rotman said she plans to be out before the end of the year. “It’s time,” she said, adding that she and her staff will miss their many customers with whom they have developed very close ties over the years. “Thank you for all your loyalty, caring and friendship,” she said. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Note: WestportNow Publisher Gordon F. Joseloff is also First Selectman of Westport