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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunday, May 24, 2015

New Eagle Scouts

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A large crowd today attended a Troop 39 Eagle Scout of Honor ceremony at Green’s Farms Congregational Church where four scouts were inducted into the Eagle rank. They are (l-r)  Aidan Clarke, Patrick Lindwall, David Wisdom and Brendan Wisniewski. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Eagle Ceremony Draws Crowds

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Westport’s Green’s Farms Congregational Church was packed today as four Boy Scouts were inducted into the Eagle rank. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Compo Crowds

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Westport’s Compo Beach was crowded with Memorial Day weekend visitors today. Temperatures reached the low 80s away from the shore but were in the 70s at the beach under mostly sunny skies. Monday’s Memorial Day forecast calls for mostly cloudy skies with a high near 77 and light south winds increasing to 6 to 11 mph in the morning. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for WestportNow.com

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WN Salutes Grand Marshals - Bob Satter 2014

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As part of its Memorial Day weekend coverage, WestportNow today offers a photo salute of Westport’s Memorial Day parade grand marshals since 2004, beginning with Bob Satter, 2014. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) David Dreyfuss for WestportNow.com

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Grand Marshal 2013 - Leonard Everett Fisher

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Leonard Everett Fisher was Westport Memorial Day parade grand marshal, 2013. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Grand Marshal 2012 - Alphonse ‘Buck’ Iannacone

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Alphonse “Buck” Iannacone was Westport Memorial Day parade grand marshal, 2012. He died July 25, 2014 at age 88. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Grand Marshal 2011 - Tracy Sugarman

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Tracy Sugarman (pictured with wife Gloria) was Westport Memorial Day parade grand marshal, 2011. He died Jan. 20, 2013 at age 90. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Grand Marshals 2010 - George Marks Sr. & George Marks Jr.

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George Marks Sr. and George Marks Jr. were Westport Memorial Day parade grand marshals, 2010. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Grand Marshal 2009 - Ed See

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Ed See was Westport Memorial Day parade grand marshal, 2009. He died Sept. 8, 2009 at age 93. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Grand Marshal 2008 - Howard Munce

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Howard Munce was Westport Memorial Day parade grand marshal, 2008. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Grand Marshal 2007 - Ted Diamond

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Ted Diamond was Westport Memorial Day parade grand marshal, 2007. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jennifer Connic for WestportNow.com

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Grand Marshal 2006 - Art Reale

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Art Reale was Westport Memorial Day parade grand marshal, 2006. He died Nov. 10, 2012 at age 90. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Ward French for WestportNow.com

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Grand Marshal 2005 - Barry McCabe

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Barry McCabe was Westport Memorial Day parade grand marshal, 2005. He died Nov. 14, 2007 at age 83. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Emily Laux for WestportNow.com

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Grand Marshal 2004 - Clayton Chalfant

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Clayton Chalfant was Westport Memorial Day parade grand marshal, 2004. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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A Memorial Day Flag Salute

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Ed Gerber, president of the Westport Historical Society and a member of the Historic District Commission, said the flag that drapes his 1764-built house on Cross Highway this weekend is the flag that was presented to his family when his father, a World War II veteran, was buried at Arlington Cemetery in 2001 at the age of 90. Gerber said his father, who served in the Panama Canal for three and a half years, met fellow soldier Frank Boylan who often talked about his artist uncle George Hand Wright who resided in Westport. Boylan was the heir to Wright’s house, located at Westport’s 93 Cross Highway, which is now owned and occupied by Gerber. Following the death of Boylan in 1993 and his widow in 2003, Gerber purchased the house in 2010. Gerber said his Cross Highway residence transcends his father’s World War II friendship with Boylan while preserving the historic house known today as the Eliphalet Sturges 1764-1767 and George Hand Wright 1907-1951 House. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 7 Tamarac Road

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 7 Tamarac Road, off Compo Road North, is in process. Built in 1953, the 1-1/4-story cape has 1.282 square feet, is situated on a .25-acre property and, according to Town Assessor records, most recently changed ownership in July 2011 for $599,000. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Sunday,  May 24, 2015


1 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Library - “Sherwood Island, 1975-2015: Photography by Larry Silver”

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Showing the Flag

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Among the many Westport residents honoring veterans on the Memorial Day weekend by proudly draping flags on their homes are Veronica and Thomas Hofstetter, 15 Bridge St. Veronica Hofstetter said her family has a long and proud military history. She said her husband, Thomas C. Hofstetter III, served in the U.S. Army in the 1990s, attaining the rank of captain, his father served in the Korean War, his grandfather fought in the Battle of Verdun in World War I, and his great-great-grandfather was in the Civil War. She said Tom, who was invited to address Saugatuck Elementary School students on Friday, told them: When you see a military person in uniform say ‘hello and thank for your your service to our country.’“  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Book Choreographs Local Story Behind New Yorker Covers

By James Lomuscio

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The cover of the new book, which will sell for $40 at the Westport Historical Society. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

The book’s cover tells it all, striking a chord with everyone familiar with Westport.

It’s an artist’s rendering of Compo Beach, glistening sand, grass culms, azure skies spotted with white cotton clouds and beachgoers either on the sand and gathered under a pavilion of sorts, white sails in the distance.

The title of the coffee table sized book, “The New Yorker in Westport,” by Eve Potts and Andrew Bentley also drives home a timeless sense of place, albeit in the same font of the time honored magazine.

Recently, Potts and Bentley sat down at the Westport Historical Society (WHS), home to the book’s genesis. A year ago in April the WHS hosted an exhibit showcasing many of the 767 covers produced by 17 New Yorker artists living in and around Westport from 1925 to 1989.

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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 2 Newtown Turnpike

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UPDATE and CORRECT An application for a permit to demolish a structure at Westport’s 2 Newtown Turnpike is in process. Built in 1939, the one-story bungalow has 1,240-square feet and is situated on a 4.48-acre property. The demolition permit application excludes the 4,962-square feet main house and the 767-square feet stand-alone apartment. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (Editor’s note: this picture replaces the earlier published picture of the main house.) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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A Boy Scout Honor

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Boy Scouts from Westport’s Troop 39 placed flags today on graves at the Colonial cemetery at Greens Farms Road and the Sherwood Island Connector. They are (l-r) Kevin Lindwall, Odin Bartie, Jacob Kitchner and Gabi Dick. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Weingarten for WestportNow.com

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Cub Scouts Clean Up at Coleytown El

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Members of Westport Cub Scout Pack 100 and their parents spent their afternoon Friday at Coleytown Elementary School grounds. They picked up garbage and cleaned school territory as part of a community service project. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Saturday,  May 23, 2015


9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Library - “Sherwood Island, 1975-2015: Photography by Larry Silver”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SOLOS 2015” & “EAST meets WESTport: Marton Nemes”
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Saugatuck @Work” & “Framing Saugatuck”
3 p.m. and 8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “The Liar” (last day)

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Starting the Holiday Weekend With an Ice Cream

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Sunny Daes, 30 Riverside Ave., ice cream and frozen yogurt store tonight attracted many customers at the start of the long Memorial Day weekend. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Comings & Goings: Peachwave Yogurt Closes

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The latest frozen yogurt casualty in Westport is Peachwave, 170 Post Road West. It has closed after less than two years in business, according to an employee at its Norwalk store, 235 Main Ave. A sign at the entrance of the Westport location says “this location is closed for the season.” Peachwave opened in Westport in June 2013. Other recent Westport frozen yogurt closings include Froyoworld, 361 Post Road West in November 2014 after two years in business, and Pinkberry, 113 Post Road East, in June 2014 after less than 18 months in business. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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