Saturday, September 21, 2013
Volunteer Dog Walkers Needed
The Connecticut Humane Society in Westport (455 Post Road East, 203-227-4137) is in need of help from the Westport community. Volunteer Dog Walkers are needed at the shelter for regular once-a-week / 2 hour block schedules to make sure the dogs get out for play time. If interested, please stop by or call the Connecticut Humane Society. Thank-You.
Friday, January 01, 2010
2009 In Pictures
Once again, WestportNow presents as a New Year’s gift to our readers a review of the past year through the eyes of Westporters who contributed photos, video and illustrations to WestportNow in 2009.
The year 2009 was unusually busy, and we are pleased to have been your No. 1 source for breaking and ongoing news coverage of Westport for the seventh successive year.
Dozens of persons contributed news stories, photos, and illustrations to WestportNow over the past year. The 2009 review, with video and drawings for the first time, includes almost 350 entries and represents the work of 30 photographers by name and one illustrator.
In 2009, WestportNow continued to record remarkable growth. This last week alone, while unusually busy, WestportNow had more than 90,000 page views and more than 15,000 unique visitors. No other Westport news source, print or online, delivers as many daily or weekly readers to its advertisers.
We urge you to patronize our advertisers and spread the word about WestportNow. We continue to be grateful for the public trust shown in us and look forward to continuing to serve Westport in 2010. Best New Year wishes to all WestportNow readers.
Sunday, April 19, 2015
Sunday, April 19, 2015
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Library - “Sherwood Island, 1975-2015: Photography by Larry Silver”
2 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “And Then There Were None”
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
Saturday, April 18, 2015
Ospreys in Residence Again at Longshore
A couple of ospreys get set today to enlarge their family at Longshore Club Park. Ospreys mate for life and raise young in the same nest year after year.This nest is in the Longshore Club Park parking lot near the E. R. Strait Marina. It was constructed in 2010 as part of an Eagle Scout project by then 17-year-old Alex Nitkin. (See WestportNow March 27, 2010). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
Learning Saugatuck History
Bob Mitchell (r), president-elect of the Westport Historical Society (WHS), today led a one-hour walking tour of Westport’s historical Saugatuck section. The tour is in concert with the current WHS exhibit, “Saugatuck @Work” & “Framing Saugatuck.” It began at the Metro-North Westport train station, where rail service was launched in 1848. Today’s event was the first of three walking tours of Saugatuck. The next two are scheduled for May 16 and June 6. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
A Westport Historical Society tour of Saugatuck today made a stop at the Saugatuck Grain Building, 101 Franklin St. The tour will be repeated on May 16 and June 6. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Announcing the Return of Spring to Westport
A tow truck removes a car from the front of Gold’s Delicatessen, 421 Post Road East, late today after the driver smashed into the landmark restaurant’s front door. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Going for the Gold’s
There were no injuries and what appeared to be superficial building damage late today as a car crashed into the front door of Westport’s Gold’s Delicatessen, 421 Post Road East, in the Compo Shopping Center.The elderly female driver with a cane managed to get out of the car herself, according to witnesses. A town Building Department official was summoned to inspect the damage. It was the second Gold’s front door strike in almost six years. (See WestportNow Aug. 9, 2009) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Shattering the Glass at Gold’s
Glass from the shattered front door covers the entrance to Gold’s Delicatessen late today after a car crashed into the building. There were no injuries, but the car driven by an elderly woman had to be towed from the scene.. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Spring in Their Step
Today’s summer-like weather less than a month into spring—it hit 80 at the Westport Fire headquarters weather station at 3:23 p.m.—attracted many people to Compo Beach with many walking along Soundview Drive. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Remembering Susan Malloy at the Library
The Westport Library has created a display in honor of Westport art patron, artist and philanthropist Susan Malloy, who died April 14 at age 91 (see WestportNow April 14, 2015). The public is invited to express remembrances of Malloy in an accompanying guest book, pointed out by staff librarian Connie Scalise. On display are three books composed by Malloy, “In the Studio,” “Recollections of Art in My Life,” and “A Young Person’s Guide to Paris.” Malloy was the benefactor of the library’s annual Malloy Lecture For The Arts. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Book of Memories
The Susan Malloy memorial display at the Westport Library includes a book for guests to write their memories of the late Westport artist, art patron, and philanthropist. Library Executive Director Maxine Bleiweis said this is the second time the library has made a memorial display like this. “We did something similar to honor the memory of Paul Newman shortly after he died,” she said. “So many people want to express their affection publicly—this is an outlet for that.” She said the memorial book will be presented to the Malloy family. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
William Holmes, 53
William “Bill” Holmes of Marriottsville, Md., a former Westport resident, died Feb. 26 after a brief illness. He was 53.
He was a longtime resident of Westport and graduated from Staples High School in 1980. He attended the University of Baltimore and majored in business. For several years, he worked at Encore Books and managed a Borders book store as well. He also worked as a loan officer at Service First.
He loved the Inner Harbor and Fort McHenry National Park in Maryland.
He is survived by parents, William and MollyAnn Holmes, siblings, twin Amy (Holmes) McGinniss, Suzy (Holmes) Patterson, and Mary (Holmes) Bolger.