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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Sunday, June 26, 2016


8:15 a.m. - 10:15 a.m. - Greens Farms area - Fairfield Half Marathon will impact traffic
1 p.m. - Earthplace - Introduction to Nature Journaling
2 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “Godspell” (last day)
3 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Buyer & Cellar”
3 p.m. - Old Beach Parking Lot - Westport Historical Society Sunday Walking Tour of Compo Cove
4 p.m. - Pequot Library, Fairfield - Westport pianist Dalia Lazar in free concert
7 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Desert Highway—A Tribute to the Eagles

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Saturday, June 25, 2016

Half Marathon Will Impact Greens Farms Area on Sunday

The Westport Police Department has advised residents that the running of the Fairfield Half Marathon on Sunday will impact the Greens Farms area.

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The Half Marathon will impact approximately three miles of Greens Farms roadways. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed graphic

Runners will enter Westport on Greens Farms Road at the Fairfield town line, continuing to New Creek Road and on to Beachside Avenue before exiting into Southport.

Through traffic will be stopped or severely limited while runners make their way through town over a three-mile route, said Lt. Eric Woods.

“Motorists should anticipate heavy delays due to road closures along the race route,” he said. Race organizers expect runners will enter town by about 8:15 am and be off Westport streets by 10:15 a.m.

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Grand Prix $30,000 Winner

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Paul O’Shea, aboard Terceira, won today’s $30,000 Grand Prix at the June Benefit Horse Show at Westport’s Fairfield County Hunt Club. O’Shea is with Hampton Farms, LLC in Lexington, Ky, which, according to its website, buys, develops, promotes and sells top quality show jumpers.The five-day show is the only national horse show in Fairfield County that is open to the public free of charge. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Gallery: June Benefit Horse Show


Scenes from today’s final day of the June Benefit Horse Show at Westport’s Fairfield County Hunt Club. Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Down on the Farm

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A guest in Westport for today’s jUNe Day feeds a Wakeman Town Farm resident. Westport’s host committee offered a wide variety of activities for more than 200 U.N. members and their families. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Charlie Colasurdo for WestportNow.com

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Gallery: jUNe Day in Westport


Scenes from today’s 51st annnual jUNe Day.  Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Bridge Vigil

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With jUNe Day flags flying in the background, Westporters Estelle Margolis and Ron Malone hold a vigil today on the Ruth Steinkrause Cohen Memorial Bridge in Westport’s center. Margolis said this is her 10th year conducting the gun control vigil on the bridge. Malone is a former Westport police chief. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Snake Encounter

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Guests for Westport’s 51st annual jUNe Day today encounter species ambassador Banana, a Ball Python, at Westport’s Earthplace. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for WestportNow.com

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U.N. Flags Fly in Westport’s Center

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Flags of the United Nations member states fly today from the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Memorial Bridge in Westport’s center to welcome U.N. staff and families for Westport’s 51st annual jUNe Day. The annual celebration of the United Nations includes day-long activities including a soccer game, swimming and tennis at Longshore Club Park, and visits to Westport attractions, including Earthplace. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Face in the Crowd

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A guest at today’s jUNe Day welcoming ceremony at Saugatuck Elementary School listens to remarks by speakers. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Westport Welcome

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Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe welcomes United Nations guests to Westport today for the 51st annual jUNe Day festivities at the kickoff breakfast at Saugatuck Elementary School. He told the crowd that when he heard talk of difficult negotiations and efforts to maintain peace he thought they were talking about his role as Westport’s leader.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Double Pleasure at jUNe Day

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Among guests enjoying breakfast today at jUNe Day festivities at Westport’s Saugatuck Elementary School were 5-year-old twins Han Jia Yi (l) and Han Jia Fei of China. Their mom, Pei Yi, is one month into a six-month fellowship at the United Nations. More than 200 U.N. guests turned out for today’s day-long 51st annual celebration of the United Nations, which provides a day of rest, relaxation, and a touch of hometown America for U.N. member families. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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A Personal Welcome

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Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe greets Nicholas Neshovski, 11, and his father, Robert, of the Republic of Macedonia at today’s jUNe Day breakfast at Saugatuck Elementary School.  “We started coming to Westport for this event when Nicholas was only 2-3 years old,” said the dad. “It’s our fifth or sixth year now.” Selectman Avi Kaner joined in the personal welcome. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Breakfast Westport-Style

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Chloe Hu, 7, (l) and friend Cathy Zhou, 6, both from China enjoy breakfast today at the jUNe welcoming ceremony at Saugatuck Elementary School. More than 200 U.N. staff members and families attended the 51st annual event.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Early Morning Compo Fishing

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This fisherman was out early today at Westport’s Compo Beach trying his luck. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Mark Molesworth for WestportNow.com

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Off to Cuba

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A total of 39 Westporters—24 youngsters and 15 adults—gathered at Saugatuck Congregational Church at 3:30 a.m. today to start their week-long journey to Cuba for this year’s High School Youth Group Mission Trip. During the trip, they will be working with disabled children, helping out on a pineapple plantation, and learning about Cuban history and culture. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Mark Mathias for WestportNow.com

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Driver Escapes Fiery Crash Near Fire HQ

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A driver smashed into a utility pole early today on Post Road East, shearing off the pole entirely and touching off a fire that completely engulfed the vehicle about 100 yards from Westport Fire Headquarters at 515 Post Road East. He managed to escape unhurt. Firefighters, some of whom said they heard the crash, quickly bought the blaze under control. Part of the sheared off pole rested on the back of the car, which was traveling eastbound on the roadway. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Close Call

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A utility worker (r) looks at a utility pole sheared off by a car at about 12:30 a.m. today at 485 Post Road East, not far from Westport Fire Headquarters. Part of the pole came to rest on the car, which burst into flames, leaving debris littering the roadway. The driver managed to escape with no injuries. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Pole Gone

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Workers inspect a utility pole completely sheared off early today when a car crashed into it near 485 Post Road East and burst into flames. The crash, within view of Westport Fire Headquarters, was so violent that the sheared off part of the pole was dragged along by the car until it came to rest. The multiple wires, however, remained in place, supported by other nearby poles. The driver managed to escape without injury. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Violent Crash, Fire on Post Road East

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Part of a sheared off utility pole rests on the back of a car on Post Road East today following a violent crash near Westport Fire Headquarters. The car burst into flames upon impact with the pole but traveled about another 50 yards before coming to rest. The driver managed to escape without injury.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Crash Occurred Near Gas Station, Fire HQ

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A fiery crash early today on Post Road East occurred across the street from a gas station and within view of Westport Fire Headquarters, 515 Post Road East. The driver escaped without injury as the car, with part of a utility pole attached to its rear, burst into flames. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Marina Sunset

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Dusk Friday night at the Ned Dimes Marina at Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jane Sherman for WestportNow.com

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Saturday, June 25, 2016 - jUNe Day


10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SOLOS 2016”
10:30 a.m. - Saugatuck Elementary School - Opening ceremony for 51st annual jUNe Day
10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Fairfield County Hunt Club - Family Day at June Horse Show
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Westport Library - June WestportMAKES: Build Telescopes Together
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “the beautiful POND”
1 p.m. - 3 p.m. - Fairfield County Hunt Club - June Benefit Horse Show $30,000 Grand Prix
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “Godspell”
3 p.m. and 8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Buyer & Cellar”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Friday, June 24, 2016

Passing the Hammer (Gavel)

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Outgoing Westport Rotary Club president Jane Sherman tonight passes the gavel (actually a hammer symbolizing the club’s hands on manner) to incoming president Tony McDowell at the club’s annual passing the gavel lobster bake at the clubhouse at the Ned Dimes Marina at Compo Beach. He will preside over the club for the 2016-2017 one-year term. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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‘It Used to be Black Tie and Nobody Came’

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About 70 Westport Rotary Club members and guests tonight enjoyed a lobster bake with all the trimmings—clams, mussels, corn on the cob and baked potatoes as part of the club’s annual pass the gavel leadership change ceremony at the Ned Dimes Marina clubhouse at Compo Beach. Forrmer club president Marty Resnick told guests he was the one who began the informal lobster bakes in the 1990s. “It used to be black tie and nobody came,” he said of the annual ceremony. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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