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Monday, August 22, 2016

Finishing Up Work On North Avenue Bridge

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Contractors were busy today putting the finishing touches on the much-delayed North Avenue Bridge project over the Merritt Parkway. Connecticut Department of Transportation officials said they are on schedule to open the bridge to two-way traffic on Thursday. View is looking northbound. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Portion of Compo Road North Closed

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As announced last week, the portion of Compo Road North between Cross Highway and Main Street was closed today for replacement of the culvert beneath the roadway. The work is part of the ongoing project to realign the problematic intersection of Main Street and Compo Road North at Clinton Avenue. The closure ws announced for 30 days. Completion of the entire project is scheduled sometime in the fall. View is looking north from Cross Highway. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for WestportNow.com

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Monday, August 22, 2016


10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “the beautiful POND”
Noon - Westport Library - Open Meeting: Nutrition Education Seminars, Shelly Goldman, YMCA
7 p.m. - Westport Library - “Sense the Wind:” Screening & Discussion with Producer/Director

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Sunday, August 21, 2016

Banjoist Plays in the Rain

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Award-winning instrumentalist, vocalist and bandleader Cynthia Sayer, celebrated as one of the top 4-string jazz banjoists in the world, performed tonight despite rain to a hearty crowd at Westport’s Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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The Show Must Go On

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Despite rain, there was a small turnout tonight at the Levitt Pavilion for world-renown 4-string banjoist Cynthia Sayer.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Under Cover Audience

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Most of the audience for tonight’s Levitt Pavilion concert by banjoist Cynthia Sayer took cover from the rain under the portico at the rear of the pavilion. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Video: Banjoist Cynthia Sayer at Levitt


Banjoist Cynthia Sayer performs tonight with her Joyrider Band in the rain at Westport’s Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. WestportNow.com video

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Enjoying Lobster at the Beach

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Despite rain, the Westport Woman’s Club held its annual lobsterfest, organized by Jo Fuchs Luscombe, tonight at the Minuteman Yacht Club, Ned Dimes Marina, at Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lorraine Feliciano for WestportNow.com

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Comings & Goings: Donut Crazy to Train Station

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Donut Crazy will open at the eastbound side of Metro-North’s Westport station in Saugatuck around Oct. 1, according to Westport Police Chief Foti Koskinas, pending approval of the Board of Selectman on Thursday. The store replaces Steam, which opened in January 2014 and closed in March this year. Donut Crazy, founded by Jason Wojnarowski, currently operates shops in Shelton, Stratford, and Bridgeport and plans to open in New Haven this fall, according to Koskinas. It offers coffee, tea, espresso, cappuccino and latte, juice and an assortment of takeout foods in addition to its wide range of donuts. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Compo Sunset

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Saturday’s sunset as seen from Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Meredith Holod for WestportNow.com

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Sunday, August 21, 2016


3 p.m. - Guard Booth, Old Mill Beach Parking Lot - Westport Historical Society Tour of Old Mill at Compo Cove
7 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Cynthia Sayer

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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Wendy May Band at Levitt

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The Wendy May Band entertained tonight at the Westport Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. May has been entertaining audiences at fairs, festivals, clubs, and concerts, for more than 20 years. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Blues Buddha Joins In

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Wendy May was joined onstage tonight at the Levitt Pavilion by Tom Dudley , also known as Blues Buddha. A singer, songwriter, high energy performer and the “Grand Poobah” for the Blues Buddha Band, he was inducted into the New York Blues Hall of Fame last year. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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Saturday Night Dance Time

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The Levitt Pavilion crowd tonight cheers the music of the Wendy May Band and Tom Dudley, also known as the Blues Buddha. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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Late Arrival

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A visitor to the Westport Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts makes her way inside tonight to hear the Wendy May Band. Next week is the last full week for the Levitt with the season winding up on Sunday, Aug. 28 with a performer to be announced. On Friday, Sept. 9 the popular DNR band will return with special tribute to first responders and Westport EMS. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Drama on Main Street

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An apparently distraught 16-year-old female had to be removed today from the roof of 125 Main St. by a fire department ladder truck after she was found sitting on the building roof. The late afternoon drama was observed by dozens of Main Street shoppers. She was taken by Westport EMS to Norwalk Hospital. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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To the Rescue

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Westport firefighters today maneuver their ladder truck bucket to the roof of 125 Main St. where they rescued an apparently distraught 16-year-old female found sitting on the roof. The incident closed off busy Saturday afternoon traffic on the street. She was taken to Norwalk Hospital by Westport EMS.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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In EMS Care

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An apparently distraught 16-year-old female is lifted into a Westport EMS amhulance today after she was found sitting on the roof of 125 Main St., housing The Gap. She was brought down by the Westport fire ladder truck and transported to Norwalk Hospital by Westport EMS. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Gallery: Kayak Tour to Cockenoe Island


Members and guests of the Westport Historical Society today enjoyed its annual kayak tour to Cockenoe Island, the 28-acre, town-owned island one mile off the Westport coast. The tour, which began and ended at the Longshore Sailing School, was led by David Park, board member of the Norwalk River Watershed Association and author of the guidebook “Kayaking in and around the Norwalk Islands.”  Miggs Burroughs for WestportNow.com

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Comings & Goings: The Groove on the Move

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The Groove, a children’s apparel and gift store, which opened at 420 Post Road West, across from Whole Foods, in October 2012, has moved a few doors away to a much larger space in a location previously occupied by a branch of Hudson Valley Bank. According to owner Corri Neckritz (above) the newly expanded store, which opens on Monday, has 3,000 square feet compared to approximately 1,300 square feet in the store being vacated.  She added that a customer appreciation event, a 50 percent sale on most merchandise, will soon be in effect in the former space before it closes. She said the range of offerings addresses apparel needs of babies, teens and adults. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Westporters to Host Isadora Duncan Legacy Benefit

The natural, free flowing, graceful movements of legendary dancer Isadora Duncan will come to Westport next month.

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Isaadora Duncan: often called the “Mother of Modern Dance.” File photo

Robert and Victoria “Vicky” Sloat are set to open their 4 Bluewater Hill South home near Compo Beach for a night of dance presentations and awards.

The event, set for Sunday, Sept. 11, at 5 p.m. will benefit the New York-based Isadora Duncan International Institute (IDII), which is entering its 40th season.

Vicky Sloat is a disciple of Duncan, an American dancer whose teaching and performances helped free ballet from its conservative restrictions and presaged the development of modern expressive dance. She died in 1927.

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Saturday, August 20, 2016


10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “SOLOS 2016” (last day)
10 a.m. - Lonshore Sailing School - Westport Historical Society 7th Annual Kayak to Cockenoe
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Library - Gaming Saturdays in the Great Hall
10 a.m. - Westport Library - You Wrote a Book ... Now What?
11 a.m. - 3 p.m. - Westport Woman’s Club (44 Imperial Ave.) - Curio Cottage Thrift Sale Half-price Sale (last day)
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “the beautiful POND”
1 p.m. - Westport Library - Open Write-in of the Fairfield County Writers Group
2 p.m. - Westport Library - Themed Crafts for All Ages
8 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Wendy May Band

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Friday, August 19, 2016

The Distractions Entertain at Levitt

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The Distractions were the headline band at the Westport Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts tonight. Members of the band have composed, recorded and performed for award-winning films, an Emmy-nominated TV show, and one of them founded the National Guitar Museum. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Friday Night at the Levitt

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A perfect, moon-lit summer night with temperatures in the low 70s helped bring out a sizable crowd tonight to hear The Distractions at the Levitt Pavilion. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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A Final Order at Westport’s Kibberia

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Today was the final day of business for Kibberia Restaurant and Café, 361 Post Road West, and Westport resident Wendy Levy showed up for a final order, served by employee Alia Metke, a 2015 Staples High School graduate.  Nick Iskandar. an owner of the eat-in and takeout restaurant specializing in Mediterranean and Middle Eastern cuisine, said Thursday it was closing because its lease expired and “we cannot continue with the current costs of doing business in Westport.” Levy said she was one of its first customers three years ago and had frequented the Kibberia restaurant in Danbury. “When i read on WestportNow about the planned closing, I wanted to come here just one last time,” she said. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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