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Friday, June 10, 2016

Friday, June 10, 2016


10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “the beautiful POND”
10 a.m. - Earthplace - Weekday Walks: Invasive Species
11 a.m. - Westport Library - Anyone Can Use ... Microsoft Excel 2013
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
6 p.m. - 44 Imperial Ave. (WWC) - Westport Historical Society Garden Party
8 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “Godspell”
8 p.m. - Unitarian Church (10 Lyons Plains Road) - Voices Cafe: GIRSA Irish band

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Thursday, June 09, 2016

New Haven Delays

UPDATE Metro-North said New Haven Line service is operating on or close to schedule after earlier delays due to power issues in the vicinity of Mt. Vernon East, N.Y. caused by fallen tree branches in overhead wires.

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3D Work

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Artist Norm Siegel uses 3D glasses tonight to look at his work “Hostamania 3-D” on display at the Westport Artists Collective Pop Up Show at the Westport Arts Center. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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‘Larger Than Life’

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Allison Carey, 18, of Fairfield poses tonight with her “Larger Than Life” portrait on display at the Pop Up Show of the Westport Artists Collective at the Westport Arts Center. Allison, who graduated today from Westport’s Greens Farms Academy (GFA) where she won an arts award, intendeds to pursue her interests in art at Dartmouth College. Her subject is one of the studentst taking part in GFA’s Horizons Student Enrichment Program, which addresses the achievement gap in low-income Bridgeport students. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Student Neo-Expressionism at Pop Up Show

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Among works on display at tonight’s Pop Up art show at the Westport Arts Center was this one by Sam Agnew, 18, of Westport who graduated from Greens Farms Academy today and shared an art prize with fellow student, Allison Carey, 18. The painting, “Frederick attempts to understand a banana,” is a Neo-Expressionist exploration of the surreal imagery of his dreams. Sam, who will enter the five-year combined degree progam at Tufts University and The Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, in the fall, is among 45 high school students from Fairfield and Westchester Counties chosen to exhibit their works at the iCreate exhibition at the Bruce Museum in Greenwich beginning Saturday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Gallery: Pop Up Art Show


Scenes from tonight’s Pop Up art show by the Westport Artists Collective at the Westport Arts Center. Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

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Full House for Staples Pops Concert at Levitt

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There was a full house tonight at the Westport Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts as Staples students perfomed in a pops concert, which school officials plan to make an annual event. See video here. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Naughton Emcees Staples Concert

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James Naughton, two-time Tony Award winner and Weston resident, tonight served as emcee of the Staples High School pops concert at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. The concert featured instrumental and vocal groups from Staples and marked the culmination of the school year and its nationally recognized music program. The Levitt summer season of concerts will begin later this month. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Packed House

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Every space was taken at Westport’s Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts tonight for the inaugural Staples pop concert. Tickets were free but had to be ordered in advance. Organizers said it was a sell out with 1,600 tickets distributed. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Joining In

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James Naughton joined in playing in tonight’s Staples High School pops concert at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Making the Strings Sing

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There were 115 Staples High School performers tonight in the inaugural Staples pops concert at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts, according to Thomas A. Scavone, Westport K-12 supervisor of music. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Ice Cream Fuel for the Concert

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A performer in tonight’s Staples pops concert at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts gets some ice cream fuel before going on stage. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Gallery: Staples Pops Concert


Scenes from tonight’s Staples High School pops concert at the Westport Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. Helen Klisser During and Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Westport Democrats Honor Two of Their Own

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Westport Democrats tonight honored two of their own. Arline Gertzoff (2nd l) received the Martha Aasen Yellow Dog Democrat Award and Keith Stein (2nd r) received the Dora Stuttman Campaign Leadership Award. Both recipients have long been active in Democratic town politics with Stein a former chair of the Westport Democratic Town Committee (DTC). They are pictured with state Rep. Jonathan Steinberg, who introduced Gertzoff’s award, and Mellisa Kane, chair of the DTC. The event was held at The Boathouse Restaurant at the Saugatuck Rowing Club. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Staples Tuition Grants Awardees Honored

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Recipients of the Staples Tuition Grants (STG) program tonight posed for a group picture following an awards ceremony at Staples High School. In all, STG awarded $300,000 in grants to 115 students. They ranged from $1,000 to $5,000. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Dodig Awards the Dodig Award

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Former Staples High School Principal John Dodig presented the awards tonight at the annual Staples Tuition Grants awards ceremony. He had a big hug for Jaime Bairaktaris as he presented him with the John M. Dodig Award and the Westport Sunrise Rotary Club/Dick Eldh Scholarship. Jaime, who plans to study nursing, is a WestportNow contributing photographer as well as an Emergency Medical Technician with Westport Volunteer Emergency Medical Services and an asssistant teacher at Earthplace.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Gallery: Staples Tuition Grants


Scenes from tonight’s Staples Tuition Grants ceremony at Staples High School. Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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With a Little Help

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Hula Hoop enthusiast Rachel Mazzarelli of Easton gives hula hoop tips today to Ian Mack, 2, also of Easton at the Westport Farmers Market on Imperial Avenue. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Greens Farms Academy Graduates 84

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There was perfect weather today for the Greens Farms Academy graduation exercise. The Class of 2016 included 84 students. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Walking the GFA Campus for the Last Time

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Members of the Greens Farms Academy walk in a procession during today’s graduation ceremony. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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U.S. Attorney, GFA ‘77, Addesses Graduating Class

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U.S.  Attorney for the District of Connecticut, Deirdre M. Daly, GFA Class of 1977, was commencement speaker today at the Greens Farms Academy graduation ceremony. She spoke to the graduating class about overcoming obstacles. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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All Smiles

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Members of the Greens Farms Academy Class of 2016 were all smiles during today’s graduation ceremony. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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‘Find Your Voice’

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At today’s Greens Farms Academy graduation ceremony senior Samyukt Kumar of Stamford, the class valedictorian, encouraged his classmates to “find your voice.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Celebrating

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Members of the Greens Farms Academy celebrate at today’s graduation ceremony. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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No Injuries in 3-Car Post Road East Crash

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A three-car crash today in the area of 1590 Post Road East resulted in no injuries but all the cars had to be towed from the scene. The mid-day crash tied up traffic in the area. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jennifer Johnson for WestportNow.com

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