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Sunday, October 22, 2017

Taking in the View

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A Compo Beach visitor takes in the view late Saturday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Anna-Liisa Nixon for WestportNow.com

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Sunday, October 22, 2017


12:30 p.m. (registration at 11 a.m.) - Sherwood Island State Park - Westport Out of the Darkness Community Walk
1:30 p.m. - Earthplace - Group Canoe Paddle

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Saturday, October 21, 2017

Wining and Dining at Wakeman Town Farm

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Westport’s Wakeman Town Farm tonight hosted 25 guests for an “intimate” Chef’s Dinner in the farmhouse’s Tim’s Kitchen. The meal was prepared by chefs at Norwalk’s Cask Republic, 99 Washington St., which describes itself as “a neighborhood restaurant serving upscale tavern fare.” The four-course meal included smoked swordfish loin with parsnip and celery root pastel as well as slow roasted porchetta, a savoury, fatty, and moist boneless pork roast of Italian culinary tradition. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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Chef’s Desert at Wakeman Town Farm Dinner

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Carl Carrion, culinary director of the Skal Restaurant Group, which owns South Norwalk’s Cask Republic (99 Washington St.), puts the finishing touches tonight on the desert at the Wakeman Town Farm’s Chef’s Dinner. It was limited to 25 persons paying $90 each, $20 benefitting farm programs. The desert, the fourth course on the menu, was maple pudding and apple pound cake trifle with peanut brittle and fresh cream. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

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On Tour in a Cemetery

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More than 30 persons today took part in the Westport Historical Society’s (WHS) “Illuminating the Past—Cemetery Lantern Tour” at the Willowbrook Cemetery, 395 Main St. The annual Lantern Tour included guides in period costume to explore the final resting places of notable Westporters. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Playing History

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Charlotte D’Anna, 13, an eighth grade student at Coleytown Middle School, today served as a guide in the Westport Historical Society’s (WHS) “Illuminating the Past—Cemetery Lantern Tour” at the Willowbrook Cemetery, 395 Main St.  In period costume, she addressed the crowd as the imaginary wife of Lloyd Nash, 1865-1908. Nash’s wife’s first name was also Charlotte. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Water Play

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Today’s summer-like temperatures in the 70s brought out many visitors to Compo Beach, some of whom engaged in water play and swimming. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

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Halloween Look for Tarry Lodge

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Sally Nathan, 8, of Westport, a third grader, paints her Halloween window painting contest entry today at Westport’s Tarry Lodge restaurant in Saugatuck. The competition is sponsored by the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Halloween Window Painting

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Alex Lieber, 10, a fifth grade student at Kings Highway Elementary School, applies finishing touches today to her artistic creation, “Happy Hallowdays,” on the window of Soleil Toile, 24 Post Road East. Lieber is a participant in the Halloween window painting contest sponsored by the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce. She earned first prize in the elementary school level category in the 2016 contest. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Young Riders

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Enjoying sitting on a Westport EMS motorcycle today at the Children’s Community Development/Learning Community’s Touch a Truck event, 90 Hillspoint Road, were Tallulah Nixon, 20 months, and sister Delphine, 5 1/2, of Hollywood, Florida, who are visiting relatives in Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Anna-Liisa Nixon for WestportNow.com

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Large Crowd at Touch a Truck Event

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There was a large crowd at the bounce house today at the Touch a Truck event at 90 Hillspoint Road benefitting Children’s Community Development/Learning Community. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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In the Driver’s Seat

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Colin Ford, 5, of Westport enjoys the thrill of sitting in the driver’s seat of a City Carting trash collection truck today at the Children’s Community Development/Learning Community Touch a Truck fundraiser at 90 Hillspoint Road. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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