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Monday, August 31, 2009

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UPDATE After a rain delay, workers have completed repaving a portion of the parking lot on the New Haven-bound side of the Westport station in Saugatuck. The lot will be reopened upon painting of the striping, which they hope to get done by Wednesday, according to town officials. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


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Himes to Address Rotary on Health Care Reform Tuesday

Congressman Jim Himes (D-4) will be guest speaker Tuesday at the Westport Rotary Club and will address health care reform and other issues. Image
Congressman Jim Himes addresses an audience at Westport’s Conservative Synagogue on Aug. 17 after a trip to Israel. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

The meeting is at noon at the Inn at Longshore. Guests are welcome and there is a $20 per person fee for lunch for nonmembers. 

Himes begins a series of Town Hall meetings on health care reform tonight in Greenwich—Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. He will hold another at the same time on Wednesday at Norwalk High School and Thursday in Bridgeport at City Hall.

Himes is a first-time congressman, having defeated longtime Republican incumbent Christopher Shays in the 2008 election. This is his first appearance before the Westport Rotary Club since taking office.


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Preservation Award Winner: 4 Burritt’s Landing Image
The house at 4 Burritt’s Landing in Westport’s Saugatuck area is among eight winners of the Historic District Commission 2009 Preservation Awards to be presented in a Town Hall ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. Owned by Winston and Ruby Allen, it is known as the Allen House, c. 1958. It was designed by Chicago architect Roy Binkley, Jr., a disciple of the Bauhaus school of architecture founder Mies van der Rhoe. “This award is being given in recognition of your exceptional efforts to restore and preserve this important mid-century modern house,” the HDC said. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Monday, August 31, 2009

10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Human / Nature” by Nancy Reinker
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Group Show II”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Years in the Making: Ageless Artists, Ageless Art”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Heads & Hands” by Kristin Rasich Fox
7 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - Goodbye Etc. (Acoustic)
7:30 p.m. – Staples High School, Cafeteria B – Board of Education (televised on Channel 78)
8:30 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Teen Flix: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”


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Dancing the Night Away Image
Darien residents Matthew Millar and Penny Evans dance to the big band rhythms of the Fairfield Counts tonight in the 2009 season finale of Westport’s Levitt Pavilion.  Millar said they have been to the Levitt many times and love to dance here but were disappointed that repeated rain limited their visit this summer to four or five. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Levitt Season Finale Image
The 17-piece Fairfield Counts orchestra conducted by Dick Buriant performed its big band repertoire for a large crowd tonight on the final night of the Levitt Pavilion’s 2009 season. The audience was entertained with favorites such as “Little Brown Jug,” “South of the Border,” “You Made Me Love You,” “Tuxedo Junction,” and many others. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Larson, in Westport Visit, Predicts Health Care Passage Image
Connecticut Congressman John B. Larson (D-1), newly elected chairman of the U.S. House Democratic Caucus, told a Westport audience today he believes “some healthcare bill will pass in some form in honor of (the late Senator Ted) Kennedy because healthcare reform was his life’s work and goal.” Larson was guest at a reception at the home of Ann Sheffer and Bill Scheffler. He is serving his sixth term representing the Hartford area and is now the fourth ranking Democrat in the House. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Sunday, August 30, 2009

Final Farewell to Westport’s Leo Nevas Image
Family and friends today escort the coffin of Westport attorney Leo Nevas from Norwalk’s Congregational Beth El en route to a cemetery. Hundreds attended the service for the legendary Westporter who died Wednesday at the age of 97. (See WestportNow Aug. 27, 2009) Among them was a member of the family of the late Nobel laureate and Soviet dissident Andrei D. Sakharov who said her entire family joined in mourning the passing of the renowned fighter for international human rights. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Filling the Boot for Muscular Dystrophy Image
UPDATE Westport firefighters joined the fight against neuromuscular disease and “filled the boot” for the Muscular Dystrophy Association at Westport’s Compo Beach today. Westport Firefighters Local 1081 has been a staunch supporter of MDA for many years. This year’s goal was to raise $2,000 for the cause. At the end of the day, that was far surpassed with $3,653 collected. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Easy Riders Image
Motorcyclists taking part in today’s ninth Connecticut United Ride make their way along Wilton Road near Newtown Turnpike in Westport on their 60-mile journey from Norwalk to Bridgeport through 11 communities to honor 9/11 victims and raise money for charities. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Salute for 9/11 Victims Image
Participants in today’s ninth annual Connecticut United Ride to honor 9/11 victims salute as they pass by the intersection of Post Road West and Wilton Road in Westport. The 60-mile ride, involving more than 1,500 motorcyclists, made its way from Norwalk to Bridgeport, passing through 11 Fairfield communities in all. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


08/30/09 05:21 PM Comments () • Permalink

A Wave for Westporters Image
A motorcyclist taking part in today’s ninth annual United Ride honoring 9/11 victims exchanges waves with several onlookers at the intersection of Post Road West and Wilton Road. The 60-mile ride from Norwalk to Bridgeport through 11 Fairfield communities raises money for charitable causes.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


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Police and Firefighters Support 9/11 Ride Image
Police officers and firefighters from throughout the state took part in today’s Connecticut United Ride to honor 9/11 victims. The riders are seen as they neared Post Road West on Riverside Avenue in Westport. Police closed down intersections along the route as the more than 1,500 riders went by.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


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Sunday, August 30, 2009

7 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Entrance road to Compo Beach - Westport firefighters’ “Fill the Boot” campaign to raise funds for Muscular Dystrophy
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 - “Human / Nature” by Nancy Reinker
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Group Show II”
3 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “That Championship Season” (symposium follows)
7 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Fairfield Counts


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Opening Night for “That Championship Season” at Playhouse Image
It was opening night tonight at the Westport Country Playhouse for “That Championship Season,” the one act Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and New York Drama Critics Circle Award-winning play which runs through Sept. 12. Taking their bows are (l-r): Skipp Sudduth, Robert Clohessy, John Doman (who plays the role of coach), Lou Liberatore and Tom Nelis. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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