Saturday, November 01, 2014
Saturday, November 1, 2014
9 a.m. - noon - Town Hall Room 105 - Town Hall open for Absentee Ballots
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Farm to Table Cycle” and “Edward Burtynsky: Nature Speaks” (last day)
2 p.m. - Saugatuck Elementary (170 Riverside Ave.) - Levitt Pavilion: Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot: the music of Billy Joel
4 p.m. - Westport Library - The Anne Eyes Science Lecture: Science Writer Carl Zimmer
7:30 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - Movie Night: “Mean Girls”
8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Intimate Apparel” (last day)
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
Friday, October 31, 2014
Staples Football Shuts Out Trumbull 37-0
After losing two successive games, the Staples football team bounced back tonight, shutting out Trumbull 37-0 at home.
Staples sophomore Ethan Burger had a busy night, rushing 166 yards on 30 carries.
Also busy was Staples junior kicker Paul Tricarico with two field goals—one for 47 yards and one for 25—as well as successful kicks after four Wrecker touchdowns.
Staples improved to 4-4 with three games remaining. Up next is Bridgeport Central on Nov. 7 at 7 p.m. at home.
Compo Beach, as Usual, Draws Halloween Crowds
Halloween Celebrants Enjoy Compo Hospitality
More scenes from the Compo Beach area tonight as hundreds visited to trick or treat. Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com
Halloween at the Beach
Mom and Dad Dressed Up Too
Out for Halloween Fun at Compo Beach
Scenes from Westport’s Compo Beach area tonight as Halloween trick or treaters descended on the neighborhood. Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Splash Restaurant Appears to Have Closed
Westport’s Splash Restaurant & Bar appears to have closed.
Splash Restaurant & Bar has been a Westport waterside favorite since 1995. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
The shorefront haunt at Westport’s Longshore Park since 1995 has shut its doors for good, according to a woman who answered the phone there this week.
Three weeks ago, Teresa De Caro, whose brother owns the business, insisted that the restaurant had not shut down but was closed for maintenance, plumbing and electrical repairs. (See WestportNow Oct. 22, 2014) She also said that it would reopen Oct. 21.
When it did not reopen, she said the electrical repairs “are taking longer than expected.” She did not say when the work would be completed. Efforts to reach her today or anyone else at the De Caro group headquarters were unsuccessful.
Levitt Billy Joel Tribute Concert Saturday Moved Indoors
The forecast of bad weather has forced the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts to move Saturday’s benefit concert featuring Mike DelGuidice & Big Shot celebrating the music of Billy Joel indoors to the Saugatuck Elementary School auditorium, organizers announced today.
The special ticketed benefit event will take place at 2 p.m. at the school, 170 Riverside Ave., with doors opening at 1 p.m.
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.
Advance-price tickets will remain on sale online and by phone (866-811-4111) until noon Saturday while supplies last with a limited number of tickets on sale at the door, organizers said.
Saugatuck Sweets Ready for Trick or Treaters
Saugatuck Sweets in Westport’s Saugatuck Center was ready today for Halloween trick or treaters. Al DiGuido co-owner, said there will be a Halloween party and steel band concert on the plaza from 7-10 p.m. today with all band members in costume. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for WestportNow.com
Halloween Look at Staples
Showing off their Halloween look at Westport’s Staples High School today were Morgan Whelan (tigger), Aliza Gross (angel), and Jessica Greenwald (devil). Students were also preparing for tonight’s home football game against Trumbull. Most of the costume-wearing students were seniors, as is tradition to dress up your last year. Costumes ranged from cats, hamburgers, celebrities and beyond. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for WestportNow.com
Westport Property Transfers Oct. 13 - 17, 2014
Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Oct. 13 - 17, 2014:
Grassy Plains Development LLC to Thomas R. and Marcie Gow Pajolek, 31 Grassy Plains Road, $1,430,100
N. Nicoll and Lori Ann Meehan Snow to Rose Mary Cordaro, 230 Saugatuck Ave. Unit 4, $544,000
Joseph M. and Robin G. Scarella to Mattera Construction Co. LLC, 18 Moss Ledge Road, $1,250,000