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Sunday, April 23, 2017

Sunday, April 23, 2017


8 a.m. - Compo Beach - 2017 Westport Young Woman’s League Minute Man Race
Noon - 2 p.m. - Earth Animal (606 Post Road East) - Little Black Dog Adoption Event
1 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Saugatuck Center Plaza (575 Riverside Avenue) - Art of Giving Back Auction for Al’s Angels & Ben’s Lighthouse
2 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “Moon Over the Brewery” (last day)
3 p.m. - Westport Library - History Book Discussion: “Bunker Hill” by Nathaniel Philbrick

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Police Urge Caution Due to Minute Man Race on Sunday

Westport Police have issued an advisory warning of busy roadways on Sunday for the the Westport Young Woman’s League 39th annual Minute Man Race from 7 a.m to 10:30 a.m.

The road race begins at Compo Beach and uses many of the roads in the Compo Beach area, said Lt. Eric Woods.

Organizers are expecting approximately 1,300 participants, he said.

“Roads in the area will be open to vehicular traffic, but motorists are advised to travel through the area safely as there will be a significant increase of pedestrians in the roads during this event,” Woods said.

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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 233 Hillspoint Road

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An application for a permit to demolish the building at Westport’s 233 Hillspoint Road is in process. Built in 1900, the two-story structure has 3,575-square feet, is situated on a .13-acre property and changed ownership in September 2014 for $2 million. Because the structure was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. Until 2015 for 15 years, it was home to Positano Ristorante, now located exit to the Westport Country Playhouse. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Gallery: Maker Faire Westport


Scenes from today’s Maker Faire Westport. Dave Matlow, Lynn U. Miller, J. C. Martin for WestportNow.com and WestportNow.com photos

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Despite Rain, Maker Faire Draws Crowds

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Despite on and off rain showers, today’s Maker Faire Westport drew crowds to Jesup Green. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Outdoor Games, Too

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Outdoor games were part of today’s Maker Faire Westport despite occasional rain showers. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Trying Her Hand at Belt Making

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A youngster tries her hand at belt making today at the Westport Library as part of Maker Faire Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

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Virtual First Selectman

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Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe today tries his hand at one of the virtual reality displays as part of Maker Faire Westport, which runs until 4 p.m. on Jesup Green and in the Bedford Square development on Church Lane. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Resting on a Bed of Nails

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David Mann of Westport adds some weight atop Necky Beckford of New Haven as he demonstrates how to lie on a bed of nails today at Maker Faire Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Saturday, April 22, 2017 - Earth Day


10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Jesup Green, Church Lane - Maker Faire Westport
10 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Saint Luke Church (49 Turkey Hill Road North) - Tailgate Tag Sale
10 a.m. - Sherwood Island State Park - Fairfield County Heart Walk (check in at 8:30 a.m.)
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Main Street to Madison Avenue”
10 a.m. - 145 Main St. - Bake sale by Team No Pause for the Cause, American Cancer Society’s Relay for Life
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - Exhibit: “The Danbury Raid”
8 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “Moon Over the Brewery”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Friday, April 21, 2017

Gallery: Celebrating Week of the Young Child


Scenes from today’s seventh annual Westport preschool self-portrait reception in the Higgins Room in the Westport Library’s Children’s Department. The event marking the Week of the Young Child is part of the early literacy outreach program with Westport preschoolers. The preschool artists were very proud of their self-portraits and happily showed their artistic endeavors to their families and friends. The Week of the Young Child is an annual celebration hosted by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC) celebrating early learning, young children, their teachers and families. Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Special Guest

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A special guest tonight at the Starry Night gala event at Westport’s Inn at Longshore to benefit Bridgeport-based Caroline House was Sister Maureen Fleming, founder of Caroline House in 1995.  She currently is coordinator of pastoral outreach activities at Westport’s Saint Luke Parish. Caroline House, a sponsored ministry of the School Sisters of Notre Dame, is a comprehensive nondenominational education center teaching literacy and life skills to economically-disadvantaged women and children. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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High School Art Winner

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Sophia Livecchi, 17, a Staples High School senior, tonight was named winner of the annual Tracy Sugarman Award, named in honor the late Westport artist and illustrator. Jurors Ann Chernow and Leonard Everett Fisher selected her entry, “Woven Terrains,” as best in the third annual High School Student Art Exhibition at the Westport Arts Center. Sophia, who will attend Swarthmore College majoring in art, credited Staples art teacher Camille Eskell for inspiring her work and urging her to enter. The award, sponsored by retired Senior U.S. District Judge Alan H. Nevas and Janet Nevas, was presented at the opening reception for the Center’s “Main Street to Madison Avenue” exhibit. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Congrats to Tracy Sugarman Award Winner

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Retired Senior U.S. District Judge Alan H. Nevas (l) congratulates High School Art Exhibit winner Sophia Livecchi, 17, a Staples High School senior, tonight upon her being named winner of the annual Tracy Sugarman Award, which honors the late Westport artist and illustrator. Nevas and wife Janet established the award to honor their longtime friend. Jurors Ann Chernow (seated) and Leonard Everett Fisher (2nd r) selected her entry, “Woven Terrains,” as best in the third annual High School Student Art Exhibition at the Westport Arts Center. The ceremony took place at the opening reception for the Center’s “Main Street to Madison Avenue” exhibit. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Closeup Look

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Westport Arts Center guests get a closeup look tonight of some of the entries in its “Main Street to Madison Avenue” exhibit. It examines the history of interplay between art and advertising and the lasting impact in pop culture and fine arts by Westport’s own illustrators of the day. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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