Monday, August 29, 2016
9 a.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - Board of Finance Audit Subcommittee
9 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Westport Weston Family YMCA - Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “the beautiful POND”
11 a.m. - noon - King’s Highway Elementary playground - Kindergarten Play Date
7:30 p.m. - Staples Cafeteria B - Board of Education (live coverage cable channel 78, AT&T channel 99, and www.westport.k12.ct.us)
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Sunday, August 28, 2016
Westport’s Staples High School Gridiron Club tonight hosted a Compo Beach party for the Wrecker football team, parents and supporters. More than 100 persons attended. Staples opens the season on Friday, Sept. 9 at home against Brien McMahon of Norwalk. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
There were clear skies and temperatures in the upper 70s tonight as the Westport Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts closed out its season with Chris Berardo & the DesBerarados. Audience members joined in dancing as the concert drew to a close. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com photo
Members and guests of Gold’s Dragoons, a Westport-based social and commemorative society, gathered today at the Fairfield County Hunt Club, 174 Long Lots Rd, Westport for the seventh annual competition for the Gold’s Dragoons Polo Cup, a match against New York’s Squadron A Club. Gold’s Dragoons were victorious, 11-4 for the fifth time in the seven-year-old competition. The match was preceded by a tailgating party. Gold’s Dragoons, formed in the early 1930s, was selected to honor one of Connecticut’s first mounted colonial militia units, founded in 1660 by Maj. Nathan Gold of Fairfield, whose troop was chartered under the seal of King Charles II. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Among attendees at today’s Gold’s Dragoons Polo Cup final at the Faifield County Hunt club were tent party hosts Peggy and Tom Belden of Southport with daughters Amanda, 26 (l) and Meredith, 29. Peggy said it’s the third year in a row they’ve hosted a tent party at the Gold’s Dragoons event. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Westporter Harrison Burke, 16, (2nd l) was among members of the U.S. Junior National Team who won a bronze medal today at the world rowing championships in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Two other Westport teens were also medal winners. Kelsey McGinley and her crew won bronze in the junior women’s 4- event while her sister, Grace, placed fifth in the junior’s 8+ event. All three have trained at Saugatuck Rowing Club. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Westporter Kelsey McGinley, 15, (l), who will be a junior at Staples High School this fall, and her crew won bronze in the junior women’s 4- event today at the world rowing championships in Rotterdam, The Netherlands. Her sister, Grace McGinley, 17, who will be a Staples senior this fall, and her junior women’s 8+ placed fifth, after successfully battling to earn a spot in the A final. Also winning bronze today in the junior men’s 4+ event was Harrison Burke, 16, also a junior at Staples. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Kowalsky Brothers. (1141 Post Road East) - Staples High School Varsity Cheerleaders Car Wash
3 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “What the Butler Saw”
3 p.m. - Fairfield County Hunt Club (174 Long Lots Road) - Gold’s Dragoons Polo Cup final (gates open at noon, free to public)
7 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Chris Berardo & The Desberardos w/ Andy Aledort (final concert of season)
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Saturday, August 27, 2016
An almost sold-out crowd tonight attended the opening night performance of “What the Butler Saw,” a British farce by playwright Joe Orton who died in 1967 at age 34. The show premièred in London in 1969. The play’s director John Tillinger said tonight, “What a pity Joe never got to see the success of this extraordinary play.” Tillinger said he directed productions of the play four times over three decades, Manhattan Theatre Cub in 1989, London’ Wyndham Theatre in 1991, in Los Angeles in 2014 and this year in Westport. Pictured (l-r) Julian Gamble, Patricia Kalember, Robert Stanton, Paxton Whitehead, Sarah Manton and Chris Ghaffari. Kalember is a Weston resident. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Enjoying a post-performance reception tonight following the opening night of “What the Butler Saw” at the Westport Country Playhouse were (l-r) Paxton Whitehead, director John Tillinger, Chris Ghaffari, Julian Gamble, Robert Stanton, Patricia Kalember and Sarah Manton The Londion Sunday Telegraph said of the play by playwright Joe Orton: “(It) will live to be accepted as a comedy classic of English literature.” CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Scott Sharrard & the Brickyard Band headlined at the Levitt Pavilion tonight. Sharrard is widely known as the lead guitarist and musical director of the Gregg Allman Band. A prolific songwriter and talented singer, he has also released several soul-influenced albums of his own including three with his first band, The Chesterfields, followed by three solo albums and, most recently, the eponymous release by his current band in 2013. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com
The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts presented Scott Sharrard & the Brickyard Band tonight in its final Saturdy night concert of the season. The Levitt closes out the season Sunday at 7 p.m. with Chris Berardo & the DesBerarados. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com
To the Editor:
Growing up in Westport, we took vacations with Mortimer Levitt and his family. He was an honorable and gracious man who loved Westport, hence his gift of the music pavilion.
Unfortunately, his dream has failed to manifest, particularly since the redesign, the way he’d envisioned. And Mortimer would roll over in his grave of he were a half mile away as I am tonight.
Families have had to check into hotels because they couldn’t get their kids to bed. When I along with two others who reside in downtown Westport met with the first selectman, chief of police, the man who runs the soundboard at the Levitt, and the two women who administer the Levitt, they promised to monitor the noise level. We told them all that story of families faced with an untenable situation.
The administrators said they’d not yet acquired the decibel monitor, and I shared with them an app on my phone which does just that. This summer new guidelines were instituted. Supposedly. Those guidelines and monitoring should have happened from the day the Levitt opened.
The Fairfield County Hunt Club, 174 Long Lots Road, hosts the Gold’s Dragoons Polo Cup final Sunday at 3 p.m. Gates open at noon for the event, which is free and open to the public. The match has become an end-of-summer tradition for many families. In addition, there is a tailgate and ladies’ hat competition. Gold’s Dragoons was raised in Fairfield in 1660 as a British colonial militia unit to fight the Dutch and Pequots. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Chris Greer for WestportNow.com
The Staples High School Varsity Cheerleaders today began a two-day car wash at Kowalsky Brothers, 1141 Post Road East from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. One of the first customers was First Selectman Jim Marpe. Pictured (l-r) Sophie Tricarico, Julia Ethier, Grace Miller, Marpe, his Bernese Mountain dog Olivia, and Annsley Martin. The cheerleaders hope to raise $20,000 to support their program through the car wash and other fundraising efforts. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Library - Gaming Saturdays in the Great Hall
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Kowalski Bros. (1141 Post Road East) - Staples High School Varsity Cheerleaders Car Wash
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - Westport Artists’ Collective 8th Pop Up Show
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “the beautiful POND”
11 a.m. 3 p.m. - 44 Imperial Ave. - Curio Cottage sale (extended, last day)
2 p.m. - Westport Library - Themed Crafts for All Ages
8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “What the Butler Saw”
8 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Scott Sharrad & the Brickyard Band
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Friday, August 26, 2016
George H. Marks Sr. (r) a World War II veteran and 26-year Westport Police Department veteran, died Thursday at Norwalk Hospital at age 96. He was Westport Memorial Day parade grand marshal in 2010, sharing the honor with his son, George H. Marks Jr., an almost 35-year veteran of the Westport Police Department and U.S. Navy veteran. See full obituary here. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com
A 31-year-old Westport woman turned herself in to police following results of a blood test that showed she had been driving under the influence, police said.
Her arrest stemmed from an investigation into a May 1 incident in which officers located a vehicle that had broken down on Hales Road in the area of Hales Court, police said.
An investigation revealed that the driver was Joyce Yard and evidence at the scene showed that alcohol and/or drugs impaired her, police said.
She was taken to police headquarters where she complained of medical issues and was transported to Norwalk Hospital, said Lt. Eric Woods.
A license plate that fell off a vehicle involved in a hit and run early Thursday resulted in the arrest of a Norwalk man, police said today.
Chris Troy, 25, was arrested at his residence following the incident at about 12:50 a.m. in the area of Post Road West and Wilton Road.
Responding officers quickly determined that there were no injuries and the suspect vehicle fled the scene, leaving the license plate behind, said Lt. Eric Woods.
It was traced to Troy who was transported to Westport police headquarters where he was charged with evading responsibility and failure to obey a control signal, Woods said.
Tonight was the final Friday night Levitt Pavilion performance of the season and Terrapin, a Grateful Dead tribute band, drew hundreds to their performance. The Levitt closes out the season on Sunday night with Chris Berardo & the DesBerarados. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Terrapin, a Grateful Dead tribute band, drew a large crowd tonight to the Westport Levitt Pavlion for the Peerforming Arts. Contributed photo
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