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Wednesday, February 01, 2006

Cook for a Cause Supports Local Charities

Westport’s River House Tavern will present a series of charity-themed dinners hosted by a selection of notable individuals from southwestern Connecticut in the first “Cook for a Cause” campaign.

Area leaders in education, government, entertainment, not-for-profit and business will work with owner and chef Stephen Alward to create their own signature “Special of the Week” dish that will be featured on the nightly menu, according to an announcement.

The guest chefs will also personally host a reservation-only, prix fixe cocktail reception and dinner with proceeds going to their charity of choice.

Susie Basler, Project Return executive director, will kick off Cook for a Cause with a dinner Thursday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m. The event will support Project Return, a therapeutic group home residence for adolescent girls in crisis.

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Compo Playground Raises Funds with Pickets

Supporters of Westport’s new Compo Beach playground can have their name at the new park by sponsoring a picket in the fence or a piece of the equipment.

The pickets and equipment sponsorships are available until Feb. 14, according to organizers.

For $50, a supporter can engrave up to 17 letters—names or company title—on one of the pickets from the fence that will surround the playground.

Community members can also sponsor playground equipment with their donations.

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Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Exploring India Image
Dave Matlow (l) shows Daryl Hawk various cities he visited during a recent three-week trip to India. Matlow, a WestportNow contributing photographer, spoke to and shared photos with the Westport Rotary Club today about his trip. Hawk is a local documentary photographer.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for


01/31/06 11:19 PM Comments () • Permalink

Capturing India on Film

By Jayde Levesque

Photographer Dave Matlow’s talk on India today personally touched members of the Westport Rotary Club because of their connection to country. 

His presentation included a picture slide show of his three-week journey through the country.

Although many people in Matlow’s audience already had been to India, everyone saw a glimpse of another culture through the eyes of a Westporter and a photographer. 

“He was great,” said Pamela Sebastian.  “Everything he said I agreed with.”

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Staples Student an Intel Science Search Finalist

Jonathan Sellon, a senior at Westport’s Staples High School, has been named a finalist in the Intel Science Talent Search.

He is one of only 40 students nationwide to be so honored. He will go to Washington for a week in March when he will present his research at the National Academy of Sciences.

As a finalist, he has already won a $6,000 scholarship and a laptop computer.

He will now compete with the other 39 finalists for $530,000 in scholarships and prizes. First place carries a $100,000 scholarship. This competition was won by a Westport student five years ago.

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