Monday, October 31, 2005
Westport Fun 1936-Style
The Westport Historical Society Friday presents its inaugural gala “Westport Stories: Fame and Infamy, Places, Events.” In connection with the event, it released this photo from its archives of a 1936 New Year’s Eve costume party held in a barn behind King’s Highway North. The Society said the Friday affair will celebrate “Westport’s charismatic, creative, eclectic people, its places and events, and will feature live music by Total Re-Mix, dancing, original skits, buffet dinner, open bar, and just a touch of scandal.” Tickets are $200 and may be purchased by calling (203)222-1424. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Westport Historical Society photo
Nov. 1, 2005
7:15 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Representative Town Meeting Ordinance Committee
8 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Representative Town Meeting (live cable coverage channel 79)
Mom and Dad Got into Costume Too
State Rep. Joe Mioli of Westport helped hand out candy tonight at the Compo Beach home of Gail Cunningham Coen (r). They said they distributed several thousand pieces of candy to trick or treat visitors. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Welcoming Halloween Visitors
Staples Boys Soccer Lashes Ludlowe 3-0
A superb team effort lifted the Staples boys soccer team to a 3-0 win over Fairfield Ludlowe today at Albie Loeffler Field.
Preston Hirten dribbles upfield in Staples’ 3-0 victory over Fairfield Ludlowe today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Melanie Nangle for WestportNow.com
The victory—the Wreckers’ sixth straight, and fifth consecutive shutout—gave them an 11-3-2 mark as they closed out regular season play.
But at the same time, Trumbull shocked New Canaan 3-0, giving the Golden Eagles the fourth and final berth in the FCIAC playoffs. Staples now sets its sights on the state LL tournament, which begins next Tuesday (seedings will be released Friday).
The Wreckers goal is to win their 12th state championship—and first since 1993.
Canal Road to Close Nov. 8 for Culvert Repairs
Westport First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell announced today that the town will temporarily close Canal Road in the Saugatuck Shores area on Tuesday, Nov. 8 from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. for repair of a drainage culvert located at the south side of the intersection of Canal Road and Marsh Court.
The culvert conveys tidal flow between the Saugatuck Canal and the tidal marsh on the opposite side of the road.
Due to the constricted site conditions resulting from the limited roadway width and the location of regulated wetlands on both sides of the roadbed, the maintenance of alternate one-way passage through the project site is not a viable alternative, she said.
In order to expedite the work while maintaining public safety, the Westport Department of Public Works has recommended that the public roadway be closed to through traffic, Farrell said.
Martha Stewart: Her Westport Home is for Sale
Almost five months after rumors started flying that Martha Stewart was putting her Westport home on the market, the one-time Westport caterer has confirmed it.
“I hardly ever go there anymore. I don’t miss it,” Stewart told Fortune magazine.
Stewart now spends most of her time at her home in Katonah, N.Y., a 153-acre estate in the rolling horse country 40 miles north of midtown Manhattan. She bought the property in 2000 for $16 million.
Stewart had been a fixture in Westport since 1971, when she and her former husband, Andrew, purchased the nine-room, 19th-century colonial house on Turkey Hill Road South for $50,000.
Sunday, October 30, 2005
Ready for Trick or Treaters
Monday, Oct. 31, 2005
2 p.m. – Room 309 – Planning and Zoning Commission anticipated executive session
4:15 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Playmaking/One on One” for Grades 6-8
Heading for the Mark
U.S. Olympic gold medalist Kristine Lilly of Wilton held a soccer clinic today at Wilton’s Allen Meadows for soccer players from Fairfield County. Among them were Westporters Kelly Harris (l), 9, a fifth grader at Coleytown Elementary School, and Kerry Manion, 9, a fifth grader at Greens Farms Elementary School, They are teammates on the Westport Soccer Association U10 Blue Wave soccer team. The clinic was sponsored by Wilton Motors. (CLICK TO ENLARGE)Kevin Manion for WestportNow.com
Saturday, October 29, 2005
Sunday, Oct. 30, 2005
9 a.m. - Sherwood Island State Park - American Heart Association Fairfield County Heart Walk
2 p.m. - Westport Woman’s Club - Democratic Women of Westport present panel discussion on “The Patriot Act: The Library Case in our Back Yard”
3 p.m. and 7 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “The Immigrant”
5:45 p.m. (approx.) - Westport Country Playhouse - Symposium on “Immigration Past to Present”
8th Grade North Winds Up Season
In the final regular season game tonight, Westport PAL football 8th grade North battled to a 0-0 tie against Wilton at Wilton High School. Lining up for a play were Devin Graber (71), Alex Mullen (33), Jason Gandelman (76), and Alex Schmerzler (15). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Mitch Gandelman for WestportNow.com
Westport’s Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center, today hosted “Yuck Day” for visitors to become familiar with creepy creatures. David Mally, a junior staffer, shows off a Madagascar hissing cockroach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Matthew Mandell for WestportNow.com
Westport’s Unitarian Church Hosts Civil Union Ceremony
Westport’s Unitarian Church today was the site of a civil union ceremony for Westporters Rozanne Gates (l) and Suzanne Sheridan. They took out a civil union license at the Westport Town Clerk’s office Oct. 1, the first day a new Connecticut law authorizing them went into effect. It was the first civil union ceremony at the church since passage of the law. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Y’s Men Camera Club Gets Grant
Bill Meyer (l), vice president of Friends of Westport Center for Senior Activities and president of the Y’s Men of Westport/Weston, hands Stan Groner, Camera Club president, a grant from the Friends as financial sponsor of the Camera Club’s second annual photo contest and exhibition. The exhibition will be displayed at the Westport Center for Senior Activities from Dec. 9 through Jan. 27. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Sunrise Rotary Wine Tasting Raises $22,000
The Westport Sunrise Rotary Club’s 16th annual wine tasting event and silent auction at the Longshore Inn Friday night raised more than $22,000 for local charities. Harvey’s Liquor Locker on Main Street provided the wines. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Don O’Guin for WestportNow.com
More Than 100 Items Up for Bid in Silent Auction
Local merchants and individuals donated more than 100 items for Friday night’s Sunrise Rotary Club annual wine tasting and silent auction at the Longshore Inn. Judy Cannon was winner of the raffle for two tickets on Jet Blue Airways. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Don O’Guin for WestportNow.com
Friday, October 28, 2005
“The Immigrant” Opens Tonight
The Westport Country Playhouse’s production of “The Immigrant” has its official opening tonight. The play is the heartwarming tale of a Russian Jewish immigrant to the United States in 1909. Pictured are (l-r): Beth Fowler, Tally Sessions, Kyra Miller and Dale Hensley. The production runs through Nov.12. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) T. Charles Erickson/Westport Country Playhouse photo
Playhouse Presents Sunday Symposium on Immigration
On stage:Tally Sessions and Dale Hensley in Westport Country Playhouse’s musical production of “The Immigrant.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) T. Charles Erickson/WCP Photo
“Immigration Past to Present,” a Sunday symposium, will be presented by the Westport Country Playhouse in conjunction with the musical, “The Immigrant,” on Sunday at approximately 5:45 p.m.
The symposium will follow the 3 p.m. performance, and precede the 7:30 p.m. performance, of the heartwarming tale of a Russian Jewish immigrant to the United States in 1909.
Guest speakers will be Ellen Schiff, preeminent expert dramaturg and scholar on Jewish dramatic literature, Nora Rubel, professor, department of religious studies at Connecticut College, and Rabbi Robert L. Tobin of the Conservative Synagogue in Westport.
Schiff will provide the audience with insights on the historical and dramatic context of the story. Rubel will place the work in its historical context with regard to Jewish immigration.Tobin will consider contemporary Jewish identity in Westport as a parallel to the themes in the play.
Saturday, Oct. 29, 2005
7:30 p.m. - Westport Country Playhoiuse - “The Immigrant”
Staples Girls Volleyball Triumphs in FCIAC Tourney
In the most thrilling match of the Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference playoff quarterfinals, the second-seeded Staples High School girls volleyball team today overcame a 2-1 deficit in games and a 12-7 deficit in the fifth and final game to pull out a 25-20, 13-25, 25-21, 17-15 victory.
Kelly Wall had 10 kills and seven service points, including six service points after she took the ball when the Wreckers trailed, 12-7, in the final game.
Libby DeFeo had seven kills while Katrina Ellison tallied 13 kills and two blocks for second-seeded Staples (17-2), which plays third-seeded St. Joseph at 6 p.m. on Tuesday in the opening game of the FCIAC semifinals at Fairfield Ludlowe High School.
Diana Delva racked up 42 kills, 39 digs and eight service points to lead the seventh-seeded Vikings (12-7), who dealt Staples one of its only two losses this season. Margret Ann Crone contributed 40 assists and nine digs while Nicole Vartuli had 29 digs for Westhill.Page 1 of 10 pages
PROPERTY TRANSFERSWestport Property Transfers Oct. 17-21, 2005
ARTS & LEISURE
HEALTH & FITNESS
SPECIAL REPORTSMORE >>
Wow! What an impressive resume. I think C&HT; hit a…
Wow! What an impressive resume. I think C&HT; hit a…by James M. Graves
Good discussion. Thanks for all the information added.
Good discussion. Thanks for all the information added.by Matthew Mandell
Morgan—thanks for pointing out a mistake I made and thanks…
Morgan—thanks for pointing out a mistake I made and thanks…by Bart Shuldman
Bart - I realize it’s tempting to characterize 8th grade…
I realize it’s tempting to characterize 8th grade…by Morgan Patrick
Clarissa—nothing like the facts. But maybe we can discuss some…
Clarissa—nothing like the facts. But maybe we can discuss some…by Bart Shuldman
Reader nominations welcome:
Metro-North Train Schedule
Real-Time MN Train Info
Westport Bus Schedule
Coastal Link Bus Schedule
Westport Town Web site
Westport School District
Westport Public Library
Westport Parks & Recreation
PAL Ice Rink
Westport Health District
Animal Shelter Adv. WASA
Westport Arts Center
Westport Historical Society
Westport Crime Reports
We Green Westport
Green Village Initiative
Neighbors & Newcomers
Westport Cinema Initiative
Westport Locals for Locals
League of Women Voters
Chamber of Commerce
Downtown Merchants Assn.
Sherwood Is. Nature Center
National Weather Service
Westport Tide Table
Westport Area Restaurants
Westport Yellow Pages
Westport Area Movie Times
Westport Census Info
The Better Crumb
Crisis Management for Business
CT News Junkie
Dayle Brownstein Poetry
Deirdreâ€™s Sloppy Studio
Dr. Annie Abram: Relationships
Fishing-Foto-Fun (Dick Alley)
Friends of Westport Parks/Rec
French Food & Me
Kosher Like Me
Living with Technology
Make & Mingle
Much Ado About Stuffing
Nina Pomeroy Photography
Open the Door
Our Town Crier
Prill Boyle's Defying Gravity
RE Gem of the Week
Robert Steven Williams
Sherwood Island Friends
Taking the Kids
Westport Weather Website
Westport's Knitting Librarian
Who, What, Whenâ€“and Y
Wild Side of Westport
Suggest a Westport-area blog by sending email to