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Monday, October 23, 2017

On the Saugatuck

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Westport’s Earthplace on Sunday had its last canoe paddle of the season. View is on the Saugatuck River near Ford Road. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for WestportNow.com

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Monday, October 23, 2017


9 a.m. - Westport Weston Family Y - Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Vivian Maier—a Lifetime of Photographs”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “06880+50: Visions of Westport in Fifty Years”
4:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Greens Farms Church (71 Hillandale Road) - Family Night
7:30 p.m. - Staples Cafeteria B - Board of Education (live on cable channel 78, Frontier channel 99, & www.westport.k12.ct.us)

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Sunday, October 22, 2017

To Fight Alzheimer’s, ‘A Walk to Remember’

“A Walk to Remember,” a Westport restaurant stroll designed to raise money for the Alzheimer’s Association to provide advanced care and to fund research efforts, is scheduled for Saturday, Nov.  4 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Participating restaurants include The ‘Port, Rothbard Ale + Larder, The Spotted Horse, and Tavern on Main, according to Beth Anne Shelman, who created the walk.

Shelman, who hopes to make the charity walk an annual event, said all proceeds will go to the Alzheimer’s Association.

The $50 ticket include two free drinks at any of the four participating restaurants, she said, and all participants have the option to purchase additional cocktails and appetizers at happy hour prices.

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Sunday Sunset

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Today’s sunset as seen from the Compo Beach area.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Meredith Holod for WestportNow.com

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Quick Work in Putting Out Car Fire

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Westport firefighters today doused a car fire on I-95 southbound at Exit 17 in Westport. The car was fully involved on arrival with all occupants out of the car. Traffic was down to two lanes as the flames were extinguished, firefighters said. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Winners Again at Head of Charles Regatta

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Saugatuck Rowing Club’s women’s youth 8+ crew today won its fourth consecutive gold medal at the Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston. Pictured, (l-r) are members of the winning boat: Clara Everett, Parker Cuthbertson (Westport), Sydney Kend, Caitlin Esse, Isabelle Grosgogeat (Westport), Kelsey McGinley (Westport), Bonnie Pushner, Noelle Amlicke (Westport), Justine McGuire and SRC Junior Girls Head Coach Gordon Getsinger. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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A Great October Beach Day

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Today’s summer-like weather drew many visitors to Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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Compo Romp

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Duke of Westport today enjoys a romp in the waves at Compo Beach in sunny, summer-like weather with temperatures in the upper 70s. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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Summer in October

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The calendar says late October, but the 79-degree weather today made it feel like summer and a good day for a Compo Beach swim. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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Preservation Award Winner: 383 Greens Farms Road

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The barn at 383 Greens Farms Road is among eight recipients of the Westport Historic District Commission (HDC) 2017 Preservation Awards to be presented in a Town Hall ceremony on Oct. 30 at 7 p.m. The HDC said the award will be presented to Lawrence Zlatkin and in memory of Maureen Whiteman Zlatkin. Known as the Buckley Barn, c. 1820 the English-style barn was built by Francis Bulkley. The HDC said, “The work was spearheaded by Maureen with the support of her husband Lawrence ...  After her death, her husband said that ‘Maureen loved her barn and she was proud to contribute to its preservation for us and for all of Westport.’” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Raising Funds for County Soccer Team

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Tutti"s Restaurant on Riverside Ave. Westport today is having a fundraiser for the SoccerViza Football Club of Fairfield County. Funds are raised for local players in need of financial assistance and to help send its youth teams to Europe for one of the largest youth tournaments there called the Gothia Cup. The club was started by Joe Funicello , the son of Tutti’s owner Maria Funicello. The fundraiser runs until 6 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for WestportNow.com

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Haberstroh Sons Made Partners at Dad’s Firm

Chuck and Steve Haberstroh, sons and managing directors at dad Charlie Haberstroh’s Westport-based CastleKeep Investment Advisors LLC, have been made partners, together owning a minority share of CastleKeep.

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Steve (l) and Chuck Haberstroh: new partners. Contributed photos

The firm serves high and ultrahigh net worth individuals and families in Fairfield County and across the globe. An announcement described the addition of the partners as part of the company’s long-term succession plan.

Charlie Haberstroh, who remains president and CEO, will maintain a majority ownership stake in the company, the announcement said. In addition, Lauren Quesada was promoted to vice president, investments.

“We manage the financial affairs for wealthy families,” said Charlie Haberstroh. “Many of our clients also happen to be business owners. We’ve been helping our clients manage their assets, which include family owned businesses, through multiple generations for years. This was the right time for our business and our family to practice what we preach.”

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Taking in the View

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A Compo Beach visitor takes in the view late Saturday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Anna-Liisa Nixon for WestportNow.com

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Sunday, October 22, 2017


12:30 p.m. (registration at 11 a.m.) - Sherwood Island State Park - Westport Out of the Darkness Community Walk
1:30 p.m. - Earthplace - Group Canoe Paddle

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Wining and Dining at Wakeman Town Farm

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Westport’s Wakeman Town Farm tonight hosted 25 guests for an “intimate” Chef’s Dinner in the farmhouse’s Tim’s Kitchen. The meal was prepared by chefs at Norwalk’s Cask Republic, 99 Washington St., which describes itself as “a neighborhood restaurant serving upscale tavern fare.” The four-course meal included smoked swordfish loin with parsnip and celery root pastel as well as slow roasted porchetta, a savoury, fatty, and moist boneless pork roast of Italian culinary tradition. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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