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2014 in Pictures

2014 in Pictures

Friday, December 19, 2014

Staples Radio Broadcasts ‘It’s A Wonderful Life’

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Staples Players director David Roth introduces today’s WWPT Staples Wrecker radio live broadcast of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” The production was based on the March 10,1947 original radio broadcast of the 1946 American Christmas fantasy comedy-drama film produced and directed by Frank Capra. (See complete broadcast here)  CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Santa and Firefighters Set Out on Gift Delivery Run

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Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe joined Santa and Westport firefighters tonight as they set out to deliver gifts to Westport neighborhoods in an inaugural event of the Westport Uniformed Firefighters Charitable Foundation (WUFCF). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Sunday, December 21, 2014

Carols With Their Cannelloni

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The Fairfield County Chorale Carolers entertained diners in Saugatuck restaurants Saturday night. Sponsored by the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce, they visited the eight member venues in the area: Tuttis, The Black Duck, Tarantino, Mario’s, Tarry Lodge, (above), Rizzuto’s, Dunville’s and The Boathouse. “The singing was great, but the best part was when the customers joined in as well,” said Matthew Mandell executive director of the WWCC. “It was a lot of fun,” said Elisabeth Rose, director of the Carolers. “We’d love to do it again.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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How It Looked in 1910

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A postcard issued after the June 17, 1910 unveiling of Westport’s Minute Man statue shows the original fence and stonework base. A months-long effort has restored the original fence and added stonework to resemble the original. A 3:30 p.m. ceremony Monday will unveil the new look.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Getting Ready for Monday Unveiling

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Finishing touches were made on the Minute Man monument today in preparation for its official unveiling Monday at 3:30 p.m. after several months of restoration. One of the features is the restored original fence around the statue dating from its 1910 debut. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for WestportNow.com

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Monday, December 22, 2014

Minute Man Makeover

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Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe today led the unveiling of the recently renovated Minute Man monument and site at the entrance to Compo Beach Road. The work, estimated to cost about $67,000 included reworking of the fieldstone foundation and raising it about 18 inches. The wrought iron fence that originally encircled the monument was also restored and a concrete foundation was installed to make it more stable. See a 1910 postcard here depicting the original monument. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Saugatuck Church Holds First Services Since 2011 Fire

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The Saugatuck Congregational Church was back in business today at its Post Road East home for the first time since a Nov. 20, 2011 fire caused major damage to the 181-year-old structure. (See scenes from the fire here) The Rev. Alison J. Buttrick Patton presided over a Christmas Eve Pageant featuring a costumed retelling of the Christmas story and a Christmas Eve worship service. In a note to congregants, she said: “As with any move, our settling in will take time. We joyfully open our house for worship this Christmas Eve, but note that the building is not finished; there is yet work to do.” The congregation had been holding services at Temple Israel since the fire. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Thursday, December 25, 2014

Christmas Day Rescue

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Westport EMS personnel converge on a police boat after two men rescued from Long Island Sound waters were brought ashore today. Police said the two men were in boat that capsized about a quarter mile offshore near Sherwood Island State Park. They did not require medical assistance, police said. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) News12.com photo

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Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Warming Up the Crowd

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A large bonfire on Westport’s Jesup Green tonight warmed up First Night crowds in 25-degree weather. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Celebrating the New Year

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Crowds watched First Night fireworks tonight from the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge in Westport’s center to celebrate the New Year. It was the 21st annual First Night event in Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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