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.
Saturday, September 05, 2015
Saturday, September 5, 2015
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Eric Fischl” (last day)
10 a.m. - Westport Library - Computerized Art Workshop for Kids (8-12)
11 a.m. - 10 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion & Westport Library - 8th Annual Blues, Views, & BBQ Festival
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Howard Munce at 100: A Centennial Celebration”
1 p.m. - Westport Library - Interactive Storybook: Adult Maker Workshop
3 p.m. - 8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Bedroom Farce”
6 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - Drop-in Night
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
Friday, September 04, 2015
On the Saugatuck
More than 60 family and friends from The Unitarian Church in Westport tonight celebrated longtime Westporter Ken Lanouette’s 90th birthday at Compo Beach. Minister Emeritus Frank Hall and incoming Senior Minister the Rev. John Morehouse as well as community minister the Rev. Debra Haffner were part of the celebration. Lanouette was Board of Trustees chair in 1960 when the decision was made to build the church on Lyons Plains Road, designed by modernist architect Victor Lundy. He remains one of the most active members of the congregation. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jane Sherman for WestportNow.com
Surf’s Up at Compo
Youngsters play in rough waters late today at Westport’s Compo Beach. The National Weather Service issued a high rip current advisory for south shore Long Island beaches facing the Atlantic through tonight. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Inflatables Ready for BBQ Fest
Inflatables were laid out today in the Westport Library parking lot in preparation for this weekend’s eighth edition of Blues, Views, and BBQ Fest. The two-day event is expected to attract thousands to the Levitt Pavilion and adjacent areas. Click here for details on the fest. CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Malow for WestportNow.com
Small Boat Fire Extinguished at Saugatuck Shores
A small electrical fire aboard a boat opposite 49 Bermuda Road in Westport’s Saugatuck Shores area today was extinguished by the occupants, according to reports from the scene.
No injuries were reported.
Westport Fire Department dispatched three engine companies and its ladder truck and Westport police sent a marine unit to the scene.
New Haven Delays Caused by Westport Bridge ‘Glitch’
UPDATE Metro-North said New Haven Line service is now operating on or close to schedule after earlier delays due to a mechanical issue with the Saugatuck River railroad bridge in Westport.
Spokesman Aaron Donovan said, “This was a momentary glitch. At 12:28 p.m., we received word that the bridge wasn’t able to fully return to the locked position, but they got it locked down by 12:35 p.m.
“I believe there was only one train delayed by an amount approaching 15 minutes. Train 1559, the 11:46 a.m. departure from New Haven, due into Grand Central at 1:45 p.m., was delayed 12 minutes.”
The bridge— built in 1905 and actually not one, but two parallel bridges, each carrying two tracks—was also hit by a closing problem on July 1. (See WestportNow July 1, 2015)
Inside Story on ‘The New Yorker in Westport’
Today’s Westport Arts Center (WAC) ArtCafé featured a talk by ‘The New Yorker in Westport’ authors Eve Potts (c) and Andrew Bentley telling the inside story of their new book featuring 50 Westport-inspired covers of The New Yorker. The book grew out of a popular Westport Historical Society (WHS) exhibit last year showcasing many of the 767 covers produced by 17 New Yorker artists living in and around Westport from 1925 to 1989. (See WestportNow May 23, 2015) The exhibit will be reprised at the WHS beginning Sept. 25 in a new exhibit, “Talk of the Town.” Today’s ArtCafé was hosted by Helen Klisser During (l), WAC’s artistic director. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Best-selling author Jane Green of Westport loads up with copies of “The New Yorker in Westport” by Eve Potts and Andrew Bentley at today’s ArtCafé at the Westport Arts Center. Potts and Bentley discussed how they put together the book featuring 50 Westport-inspired covers of The New Yorker. The book is on sale for $40 at the Westport Historical Society, which will reprise its popular exhibit of New Yorker covers last year in a new exhibit, “Talk of the Town,” which opens Sept. 25. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com
Car Washes Today Support Homes With Hope
Today is the 15th annual Good Neighbor Day at Westport Wash & Wax, owned by Scott and Craig Tiefenthaler, 791 Post Road East, with all receipts going to Westport’s Homes With Hope, formerly Interfaith Housing Association. The day-long fundraiser, which runs until 6 p.m., supports Homes with Hope programs and services designed to help the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in the community. Jeff Wieser, president of Homes with Hope, emphasized that the Tiefenthalers donate the entire revenues for the day, not even deducting the costs they incur. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Hermit Lane Crash Knocks Out Power
A one-car crash into a utility pole on Westport’s Hermit Lane near No. 47 today knocked out power to the area. The female driver of the car did not appear to be seriously injured. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lauren de Bruijn for WestportNow.com