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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.

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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.

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Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunday,  May 24, 2015

1 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Library - “Sherwood Island, 1975-2015: Photography by Larry Silver”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Saturday, May 23, 2015

Showing the Flag Image
Among the many Westport residents honoring veterans on the Memorial Day weekend by proudly draping flags on their homes are Veronica and Thomas Hofstetter, 15 Bridge St. Veronica Hofstetter said her family has a long and proud military history. She said her husband, Thomas C. Hofstetter III, served in the U.S. Army in the 1990s, attaining the rank of captain, his father served in the Korean War, his grandfather fought in the Battle of Verdun in World War I, and his great-great-grandfather was in the Civil War. She said Tom, who was invited to address Saugatuck Elementary School students on Friday, told them: When you see a military person in uniform say ‘hello and thank for your your service to our country.’“  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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Book Choreographs Local Story Behind New Yorker Covers

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The cover of the new book, which will sell for $40 at the Westport Historical Society. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

The book’s cover tells it all, striking a chord with everyone familiar with Westport.

It’s an artist’s rendering of Compo Beach, glistening sand, grass culms, azure skies spotted with white cotton clouds and beachgoers either on the sand and gathered under a pavilion of sorts, white sails in the distance.

The title of the coffee table sized book, “The New Yorker in Westport,” by Eve Potts and Andrew Bentley also drives home a timeless sense of place, albeit in the same font of the time honored magazine.

Recently, Potts and Bentley sat down at the Westport Historical Society (WHS), home to the book’s genesis. A year ago in April the WHS hosted an exhibit showcasing many of the 767 covers produced by 17 New Yorker artists living in and around Westport from 1925 to 1989.

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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 2 Newtown Turnpike Image
UPDATE and CORRECT An application for a permit to demolish a structure at Westport’s 2 Newtown Turnpike is in process. Built in 1939, the one-story bungalow has 1,240-square feet and is situated on a 4.48-acre property. The demolition permit application excludes the 4,962-square feet main house and the 767-square feet stand-alone apartment. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (Editor’s note: this picture replaces the earlier published picture of the main house.) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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A Boy Scout Honor Image
Boy Scouts from Westport’s Troop 39 placed flags today on graves at the Colonial cemetery at Greens Farms Road and the Sherwood Island Connector. They are (l-r) Kevin Lindwall, Odin Bartie, Jacob Kitchner and Gabi Dick. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Weingarten for

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Cub Scouts Clean Up at Coleytown El Image
Members of Westport Cub Scout Pack 100 and their parents spent their afternoon Friday at Coleytown Elementary School grounds. They picked up garbage and cleaned school territory as part of a community service project. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Saturday,  May 23, 2015

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Library - “Sherwood Island, 1975-2015: Photography by Larry Silver”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SOLOS 2015” & “EAST meets WESTport: Marton Nemes”
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Saugatuck @Work” & “Framing Saugatuck”
3 p.m. and 8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “The Liar” (last day)

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Starting the Holiday Weekend With an Ice Cream Image
Sunny Daes, 30 Riverside Ave., ice cream and frozen yogurt store tonight attracted many customers at the start of the long Memorial Day weekend. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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Comings & Goings: Peachwave Yogurt Closes Image
The latest frozen yogurt casualty in Westport is Peachwave, 170 Post Road West. It has closed after less than two years in business, according to an employee at its Norwalk store, 235 Main Ave. A sign at the entrance of the Westport location says “this location is closed for the season.” Peachwave opened in Westport in June 2013. Other recent Westport frozen yogurt closings include Froyoworld, 361 Post Road West in November 2014 after two years in business, and Pinkberry, 113 Post Road East, in June 2014 after less than 18 months in business. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

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A Staples Win and Fist Bumps Image
The Staples varsity baseball team today beat Westhill 11-4 to clinch the No. 2 seed in the FCIAC playoff tournament. The win came on Little League Day and afterward the high schoolers greeted the Little leaguers with fist bumps. The first playoff game is Tuesday at 4 p.m. at home. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Heading Home for Holiday Weekend Image
Traffic was heavy on many town roads late today, including the flag-flying Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge in Westport’s center, as many headed home early for the long Memorial Day holiday weekend. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for

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Giving a New Outfit for a New Beginning

“Ceremonies and Celebrations,” a program helping families in need to purchase new clothing for graduating middle and high school students has had an increase in requests this year, Westport Human Services Director Barbara Butler said today. Image
Barbara Butler: this year requests have increased. Dave Matlow for

“Last year, thanks to the generosity of the Westport community and the schools’ PTAs, 36 Westport students were able to purchase new special event clothing for their graduations from middle and high school,” Butler said about the program now in its 12th year.  “This year, the number of requests is considerably higher.”

While not stating how many more requests there were this year, Butler urged the public to help via tax-deductible donation.

“If donors prefer, gift cards of any amount are most welcome as well,” Butler said, adding she has received numerous heartfelt notes and photographs of the proud youngsters walking across the stage or with their relatives on graduation day.

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Saugatuck Elementary Community Salutes Veterans Image
The Saugatuck Elementary School community—students, parents, faculty and staff—today celebrated the nation’s veterans during its third annual Memorial Day celebration. Each grade sang a patriotic song, Principal Beth Messler read a poem, and lifelong Westporter Thomas Hofstetter delivered an inspiring speech. Matthew Davis played Taps to close out the ceremony. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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