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Sunday, May 31, 2009

Historical Society Hosts “Ageless Artists” Exhibit Reception Image
There was a large turnout today at the Westport Historical Society for the opening of a new exhibit, “Years in the Making: Ageless Artists, Ageless Art.” The exhibit features the work of 50 artists, all of whom are 70 and older and still actively engaged in their art. The exhibit runs through Sept. 7. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for


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Welcome Image
Susan Gold (c. in black), executive director of the Westport Historical Society, welcomes guest to a reception today marking the opening of “Years in the Making: Ageless Artists, Ageless Art.”(CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Unteremeyer for


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Break Dancing at the Westport Arts Center Image
The Westport Arts Center (WAC) today hosted WACky Family Day with the United Outkast group from Bridgeport demonstrating break dancing moves. The event was part of the WAC’s weekend fund-raising activities that included Saturday night’s River Dance attended by about 300 guests, according to Nancy Heller, WAC executive director. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Patriotic Popsicles Image
Patriotic Popsicles were just the right touch for these visitors today to Westport’s Compo Beach.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for


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Wreckers Win FCIAC Baseball Title With 5-3 Victory Image
For the second consecutive year, Westport’s Staples High School baseball team members are Fairfield County Interscholastic Athletic Conference (FCIAC) champs. The Wreckers edged Stamford Westhill 5-3 today in a game played under brilliant sunshine at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport. Jimmy Sikorski pitched a three-hit complete game while Jack Hennessy, with three hits today, won tournament MVP. Staples teammates rush on to the field following the final out. (CLICK TO ENLARGE photo



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We’re No. 1! Image
Staples baseball team members celebrate as they won their second consecutive FCIAC crown with a 5-3 victory today over Stamford Westhill at Harbor Yard in Bridgeport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


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Victory! Image
Staples fans cheer at Bridgeport’s Harbor Yard today as the Wreckers clinched the FCIAC baseball title for the second consecutive year with a 5-3 win over Stamford Westhill. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


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Safe at Third Image
Staples junior Jack Hennessy is safe at third during a double steal today as the Wreckers scored three runs in the first inning of their 5-3 win over Stamford Westhill for an FCIAC title repeat. Hennessy was named the tourney’s most valuable player. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


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Choices, Choices Image
The Westport Sunday Farmer’s Market opened today behind the Saugatuck Congregational Church, 245 Post Road East. The market will run 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. every Sunday until Nov. 22. The Thursday Farmer’s Market is at the Imperial Avenue parking lot and runs 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. until Nov. 19. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


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Marina Scene Image
The sun finally came out Saturday, casting a glow on the Ned Dimes Marina at Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for


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Sunday, May 31, 2009

8 a.m. - Sherwood Island - 28th annual Bike MS: bkm/Steelcase Ride
11:30 a.m.- 2:30 p.m. - Saugatuck Congregational Church (245 Post Road East) - Sunday Farmers Market
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Home”
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Raw Edge: Lori Lohstoeter Drawings”
2 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - WACky Family Festival
2 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre, “Don’t Drink the Water”
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - opening reception, “Years in the Making” and “Heads & Hands”
3 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Children” + symposium with playwright A.R. Gurney
7:30 p.m. - Beit Chaverim Synagogue (85 Post Road West) - Movie Night “Green Fields (Grine Felder)” 1938 subtitles


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Hidden Heron Image
A heron rests near a stream near the Westport-Fairfield town line. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for


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“Children” Actors Take a Bow Image
Taking at curtain call tonight after the Westport Country Playhouse opening of the A.R. Gurney play “Children” were (l-r) Mary Bacon, Katie Finneran, Judith Light, and James Waterston. The play runs through June 13. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Fun on the River Image
A party tent in the parking area of the Westport Arts Center on Riverside Avenue was lit up tonight while Joe D’Eli and his All Star Band played dance music at a gala to benefit the Center. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Independence Day Fireworks Tickets on Sale

Westport First Selectman Gordon F. Joseloff has announced that Independence Day fireworks, hosted by Westport P.A.L., will be held on Friday, July 3, with a rain date of Monday, July 6, at Compo Beach at Image
Last year’s fireworks attracted a large crowd to Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for

Tickets are available at the Westport Parks and Recreation offices at Longshore Club Park during business hours and also at Westport Police Headquarters anytime. 

Tickets are $30 per car and must be purchased in advance. The tickets are sold on a first-come basis and are limited.

The fireworks are expected to conclude before 10 p.m.


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