Sunday, March 26, 2017
Noon - Jesup Green to Veterans Green - CT on the M.O.V.E. March
12:30 p.m. - 2 p.m. - Family YMCA - St. Baldrick’s for TeamBrent: Brave a Shave for Kids with Cancer
1 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - Family Art Day: Create Your Family’s Modern Crest
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Harvest Wine Bar - Uncorked Wine Tasting benefit for Whittingham Cancer Center
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
Saturday, March 25, 2017
Amis Trattoria, the Roman eatery from Philadelphia-based Vetri Family of Restaurants, was busy with customers tonight in the new Bedford Square development in Westport’s downtown. It doesn’t officially open until Friday, March 31, but the soft opening drew Saturday night crowds. Owned by Urban Outfitters, which also owns the adjoining Anthropologie, it features seasonally-driven small plates, handcrafted pastas, local seafood and antipasti selections from Executive Chef Brad Spence. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Anthropologie employees were working late tonight to get the new store ready for its official opening on Friday, March 31. The company said 150 full and part-time workers were employed to get the new Bedford Square in shape for opening day. The store, owned by Urban Outfitters, is the anchor tenant in the building that formerly was home to the Westport Weston YMCA. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Actor Keir Dullea chats today with WestportNow film critic Susan Granger following the Westport Cinema Initiative screening of “2001: A Space Odyssey” at Westport Town Hall. Dullea, 80, a Weston resident, is best known for the character of astronaut David Bowman, whom he portrayed in the 1968 Stanley Kubrick-directed film. He delighted the audience by reciting from memory a complicated dialogue from the film that was full of numbers and obscure words. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Actor Keir Dulllea tells a Westport Town Hall audience today how director Stanley Kubrick selected him for his most famous role as astronaut David Bowman in Kubrick’s 1968 now cult classic “2001: A Space Odyssey.” Asked what it was like working with Kubrick, Dullea said: “You were aware you were in the presence of genius.” He appeared with WestportNow film critic Susan Granger following a screening of the film by Westport Cinema Initiative WestportNow.com video
Members of the Port Prison Penguins from the Bridgeport Correctional Institute take part today in the Special Olympics Connecticut annual penguin plunge at Compo Beach. The plunge supports more than 13,000 athletes of all abilities who participate in sports training and competition year-round. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
One of the participants in today’s Special Olympics Connecticut penguin plunge at Westport’s Compo Beach goes in head first in the water. Temperatures in the 50s under overcast skies made the plunge a little more palatable this year. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Scenes from today’s Special Olympics Connecticut penguin plunge at Westport’s Compo Beach. WestportNow.com photos
10:30 a.m. - Westport Senior Center - Daniel Hemphy: “Irish Potato Famine & Effect on American Immigration”
11:15 a.m. - Westport Library - MathsAmazing - A Comedy Duo
1 p.m. - Compo Beach - Special Olympics Connecticut penguin plunge
4 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Cinema Initiative “2001” screening & talkback with Keir Dullea
6:30 p.m. - Birchwood Country Club - Dream Event: A Better Chance of Westport
7:30 p.m. - Staples High School - Staples Players: “Urinetown, The Musical” (last show)
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
Friday, March 24, 2017
Westport’s Wakeman Town Farm tonight hosted a community barn dance at the Westport Woman’s Club, 44 Imperial Ave. The event featured contra dance caller Bill Fischer and The Fiddleheads, who provided the music. All proceeds benefit the classroom and kitchen addition to the farm. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Oliver Gaffney for WestportNow.com
UPDATE Westport fire units tonight provided mutual aid to Weston at a fire in a house under renovation.
The alarm came in shortly after 8 p.m. for the fire at 8 White Birch Road just over the Westport line in Weston.
No injuries were reported.
Weston fire reported heavy fire on the second floor of the structure on their arrival.
Westport officers arrested a Weston man for violating a protective order and stalking, police said today.
Thomas Gionis, 60, was arrested Wednesday night following a report of possible stalking at Pearl Restaurant, 260 Compo Road South.
“The victim of this incident has a full, no contact restraining order and protective order against a Thomas Gionis, stemming from a previous case involving the stalking of this victim by Gionis,” Lt. David Farrell said.
He said that Gionis was seen outside the restaurant while the victim was inside.
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