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, October 25, 2014
Drunk Driving Simulation Held at Staples
A drunk driving simulation for teens was held today at the Staples High School football field as a joint effort of the Westport Police Collaborative (WPYC) and the Teen Awareness Group (TAG). The one-day program presented by the Westport Police Department in collaboration with the WPYC and TAG was designed to educate students about the risks of driving while impaired by alcohol or drugs, or being otherwise distracted. Pictured are Westport officers Erin Shaw and Howard Simpson conducting a standardized field sobriety test on freshman Devon Garnett. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Making a Difference
Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe was among Make a Difference Day volunteers today at the Westport Center for Senior Activities making arts and crafts kits for needy children. It was among a number of projects undertaken by volunteers as part of the annual national event. Barbara Pearson Rac (green sweater), chair of Westport’s effort, supervised the day’s events. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
Working on the Railroad
Traffic was down to one lane today on Westport’s Compo Road South as Metropolitan Transportation Authority workers did maintenance work on the overpass. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
Saturday, October 25, 2014
9 a.m. - Sherwood Island - 3rd Annual CHT Preschool Ghost & Goblin 5K Walk/Run and Kids Fun Run
9 a.m. - 6:30 p.m. - Westport Library - CrimeCONN: All Day Mystery Conference
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Compo Beach Parking Lot - Connecticut Humane Society Free Cats & Dogs Vaccine Clinic
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Farm to Table Cycle” and “Edward Burtynsky: Nature Speaks”
3 p.m. and 8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Intimate Apparel”
7 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - Civil Pilots w/ Fighting Static and One of these Days
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
Friday, October 24, 2014
Commemorating U.N. Day
Staples High School seniors Claire Sampson,17, and Daniel Ross, 18, co-presidents of the school’s Model U.N. Club, raise the U.S. and United Nations flags today at Westport Town Hall to commemorate U.N. Day. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Staples Boys Soccer Upsets Danbury in FCIAC Quarterfinals
Staples tri-captain Patrick Beusse rounds the corner at Danbury tonight, about to serve Graham Gudis for Staples’ second goal in a 49-second span. The twin strikes, with less than 10 minutes to play, lifted the Wreckers to a 2-1 upset win in the FCIAC quarterfinals. The Westporters were sparked by Denzel Robinson, keeper Noah Schwaeber and midfielder Michael Reid. Staples advances to the semifinals on Monday. They will take on Greenwich at 5 p.m., at Fairfield Ludlowe High School. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Kim Lake for WestportNow.com
Staples Footballers Fall to New Canaan 35-2
New Canaan ran roughshod over the Staples varsity football team tonight, defeating the Wreckers 35-2 at New Canaan.
The only Wreckers points came on a safety when Will Newman sacked Rams quarterback Michael Collins for a nine-yard loss in the end zone.
Staples dropped to 3-4, while the No. 1-ranked Rams improved to 7-0.
Staples next meets Trumbull at home on Friday, Oct. 31 at 7 p.m.
Black Eyes at Saugatuck ‘Halloween Spooktacular’
Saugatuck Elementary School students and families—800 revelers in all—showed off their costumes and danced the night away tonight at the school’s third annual “Halloween Spooktacular.” It is the PTA’s largest fundraiser and proceeds provide enrichments throughout the school year as well as teacher grants. Displaying their Halloween black eyes are (l-r) Tessa Moore, Natasha Taubenheim, and Elle DesMarteau, all fifth graders. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Sunrise Rotary Wine & Beer Tasting Draws Crowd
About 250 guests tonight attended the Westport Sunrise Rotary Club’s 25th annual wine and beer tasting at Branson Hall, Christ & Holy Trinity Church. Guests sampled from among 60 wines and12 beers while watching a live auction. Proceeds go to support the club’s annual donations to local nonprofits. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Tony Riggio for WestportNow.com
Westport Rotary Club President Steve Lewine (l) toasts host President Dennis Wong of the Westport Sunrise Rotary Club at tonight Sunrise Rotary annual wine and beer tasting at Branson Hall, Christ & Holy Trinity Church. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Tony Riggio for WestportNow.com
Board of Finance Chairs Get-Together
Four Westport Board of Finance chairs met tonight and posed for a selfie at the Sunrise Rotary Club annual wine and beer tasting. They are (l-r) Jeffrey Mayer (2005-2009), John Pincavage (2013-present), Avi Kaner (2011-2013), and Helen Garten (2009-2011). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Levitt Wraps Up Again With Billy Joel Tribute Band Nov. 1
The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts will light up one more time this year on Saturday, Nov. 1 to present Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot and an afternoon celebrating the music of Billy Joel.
Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot wrap up the extended new Levitt season. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
The special ticketed benefit event is made possible by lead sponsor Tiffany & Co. and sponsor Honda of Westport and gives the community another opportunity to support the ongoing “Because Summer Lives Here” Levitt capital campaign, an announcement said.
Big Shot is the only authorized Billy Joel tribute band and lead singer/pianist Mike DelGuidice, along with other Big Shot band mates, are members of Billy Joel’s touring band.
The Levitt lawn will open at 1 p.m. to all ticket holders with the concert to start at 2 p.m. At 4 p.m., there will be a cocktail party at Tiffany & Co. for premium ticket holders only. Chairs will be provided for all ticket holders.