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Monday, February 20, 2017

Earthplace Bloomer Image
The American Witch Hazel plant at Earthplace is in bloom in the butterfly garden. The plant, which is known widely for its medicinal/healing purposes, has a varied bloom time and is commonly the only plant flowering during the northeastern U,S, winter and early spring seasons. The warm temperatures also brought along local honey bees, which were active Sunday throughout the region. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for


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Monday, February 20, 2017 - Presidents Day

Westport Town Hall, Library and Public Schools are closed.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Westport School Days 1703–Present”

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Sunday, February 19, 2017

Sal Gilbertie Honored on 80th Birthday Image
Family, friends, and local politicians today honored Sal Gilbertie, (c) owner of Gilbertie’s Herbs and Garden Center, 7 Sylvan Lane, on his 80th birthday. The event was hosted by the founders of the Green Village Initiative, who noted his generosity and commitment to the environment and to sustainable agriculture and business practices. Gilbertie’s, a fourth generation family-owned business that has been operating in Westport for 90 years, provides certified organic products all over the Northeast. Contributed photo


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Artistic Pet Image
Westport artist Nina Bentley today caresses one of her artistic animals from her “Adopt-A-Pet” collection on the final day of a three-artist exhibit at the Silvermine Arts Center, New Canaan. The exhibit, “Flights of Fantasy and Games Changes” also includes works by former Westport resident Jane Lubin, and Kim Hanna of Delaware. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Helping Hand Image
Fynn Cringle, 1 1/12,  got a helping hand today from him mom, Marissa Cringle, of Westport as they walked along the rocks on the jetty at Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for


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Beach Football Image
Some late day visitors to Westport’s Compo Beach today tossed a football in the spring-like weather. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktari for


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Daisy Shake Image
Daisy, a Golden Retriever, shook herself dry today after an afternoon swim at Compo Beach.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for


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Too Warm to Skate Image
The P.A.L. Ice Rink at Westport’s Longshore Club Park was shut down today from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. because of melting ice causing wet surfaces. According to staff member Connor Murray, 15, a Fairfield Prep School sophomore, “There were a good amount of skaters when we opened at 11 o’clock, but then the water started to build up.”  Tempratures were in the 60s in mid-afternoon. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Summer-Like Parking in Winter Image
Beachfront parking spaces were at a premium today as hundreds headed to Westport’s Compo Beach to enjoy the brilliant sunshine and temperatures in the 60s. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo



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Chilling Out Image
As temperatures soared into the 60s, Westport’s Compo Beach was thronged with visitors today. Some dogs romped in the sand and water, but this pooch was satisfied just chilling out in the brilliant sunshine. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo


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Saturday Sunset Image
Saturday’s sunset over Gray’s Creek in Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for


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Sunday, February 19, 2017

2 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “Doubt: A Parable”

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Saturday, February 18, 2017

Warm Winter Day: No. Golf, No Cross-Country Skiing Image
The temperature reached into the mid-50s during the afternoon today, but there was no golf and no cross-country skiing at Longshore Club Park. But there was ice skating. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for


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Firefighters Pay Tribute to One of Their Own Image
Under an American flag held aloft by the Westport (r) and Wilton Fire Department ladder trucks, the Connecticut Firefighters Pipes and Drums today joined firefighters from Westport, Bridgeport, Norwalk, and Wilton to pay tribute to Philip Reeves, a former Westport, Wilton, and Bridgeport firefighter and U.S. Army veteran who died Feb. 7 at age 57. (See WestportNow Feb. 13, 2017) The funeral service at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, Wilton, was followed by a burial ceremony with a 21-gun salute and presentation of the folded casket flag to his wife, Robyn. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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Comings & Goings: Orangetheory Fitness to PRE Image
Orangetheory Fitness opens at 645 Post Road East sometime before May, according to the manager of its Norwalk studio. The Florida-based franchise business has more than 500 locations nationwide. Wilton residents Mark and Fred Molina are the franchise owners of locations in Fairfield, which opened in 2014, Norwalk, which opened last year, and the Westport location. The Fitness center offers one-hour group classes tailored to the individual participant.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for


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