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.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
New Haven Delays
Metro-North said opposite side boarding is in effect between Green’s Farm and Noroton Heights due to wire damage in the vicinity of East Norwalk. As a result trains are operating with delays of 10 to 15 minutes.
Thursday, August 28, 2014
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Larry Silver/Westport Visions” & “Faces in the Crowd”
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Scents & Soles”
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - 50 Imperial Ave. - Westport Farmers Market
7 p.m. - Westport Library - Open Meeting: Saugatuck Senior Co-op Jazz Night
7 p.m. - Town Hall Room 102 - Sherwood Mill Pond Committee
7 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - Joint RTM Finance, Employee Compensation, Public Protection, Parks & Recreation Committees
7:15 p.m. - Town Hall Room 201/201A - Westport Youth Commission
8 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Pine Leaf Boys
8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Things We Do For Love”
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
First Debate: Malloy Apologizes to Teachers, Needles Foley
By Mark Pazniokaswww.ctmirror.org
Norwich –- Gov. Dannel P. Malloy and Tom Foley spent a fast-paced hour in their first debate tonight straining to make the race for governor turn on questions of each other’s records, Malloy’s as governor and Foley’s as a businessman.
In a sweltering theater at Norwich Free Academy, the Democratic incumbent and Republican challenger played a punishing game of serve and volley, riffing for more than 10 minutes at one point in response to a single question on gun control.
Malloy, who seldom publicly acknowledges regret or mistakes, apologized to teachers, whom he insulted three years ago by saying tenure could be won simply by showing up.
“I should admit that was bad language,” said Malloy, who was greeted before the debate by rallying unions members, including the president of AFT-Connecticut. “I shouldn’t have said it. I apologize for saying it.
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The Rains Came But the Show Went On
The rains came but “The Magic of Lyn” show went on tonight at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. It was the first rain-marred performance at the new Levitt since it opened July 20. On Aug. 12, the Treehouse Comedy Club performed indoors at Saugatuck Elementary School because of the threat of rain. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com
Rain Drives Levitt Crowd to Shelter But Show Goes On
A rain shower drove many at the “Magic of Lyn” performance tonight at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts to seek shelter at the rear of the pavilion, but the show went on. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com
Sophia Blum, 9, of Westport managed a smile tonight despite being rain-soaked and having her face paint run as rain disrupted “The Magic of Lyn” ticketed event at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com
A highlight of “The Magic of Lyn” show tonight at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts was the surprise appearance of Westport graphic artist Miggs Burroughs who magically emerged from an empty box to thrill the crowd. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Master Illusionist Lyn Dillies performed in “The Magic of Lyn” tonight at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. Rain later sent many in the audience scurrying for shelter, but the show went on. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Melissa & Doug & Family
Tonight ticketed Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts performance of “The Magic of Lyn” was part of the Melissa & Doug Children’s Series at the Levitt. Among those enjoying the performance were the toymaker’s owners, Melissa and Doug Bernstein, with children (l-r) Nate, 6, Setee, 7, and Sydell, 10, and (rear) Doug’s parents, Bob and Bobbie Bernstein. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Addressing Artists Collective
About 40 local artists tonight attended the third meeting of the Westport Artists Collective at the Westport Arts Center. Westport artist Tammy Winser, one of the founding members, addressed the group, which meets the last Wednesday of every month at 7 p.m. at the Center. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com
Town Honors Parks & Rec Lifesavers
The Town of Westport tonight honored three Parks & Recreation Department employees for saving the life of a fellow employee after he suffered a heart attack on the job on May 31, Memorial Day. The three, David Ellis (l), Joey Bairaktaris (2nd l), and Ian Chasnow (r), performed CPR on Jawara Kafhka (c). He said he spent six nights in intensive care before beginning to recover. With them is First Selectman Jim Marpe, who presented certificates of commendation to the employees at a Parks & Recreation Commission meeting. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
With summer-like temperatures in the 80s, the pools at Westport’s Longshore Club Park did a brisk business today The pool season ends on Labor Day, Sept. 1. Hours through Friday are 3:30 p.m. -7 p.m., and Saturday/Sunday/Monday (Labor Day) 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Levitt ‘Magic of Lyn’ Tonight is Ticketed Performance
The Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts special ticketed performance of “The Magic of Lyn” starring master Illusionist Lyn Dillies will be performed outdoors tonight beginning at 7:30 p.m.
“This is the first time in over seven years that we are able to once again present this wildly popular show outdoors under the stars,” an announcement said.
The lawn opens at 6 p.m. for a pre-show lawn party featuring the Melissa & Doug activity tent with goodies and fun for kids -– from balloon-twisting to juggling to face-painting.
Tickets are available on site starting at 4.30 p.m and are also available online at http://www.levittpavilion.com or by calling 866-811-4111. Lawn party plus show tickets are $20 (child/student/senior), $25 (adult), $15 (member); show-only tickets (7 p.m.entry) are $15 (child/senior/student), $20 (adult), and $10 (member).