Monday, October 29, 2007
The Westport Parks and Recreation Department, Downtown Merchants Association and Westport Police Athletic League (PAL) will team up today to host the annual downtown Westport Halloween parade for children.
The event will begin at 3 p.m. in front of the Westport Weston Family Y and conclude at 4 p.m. on Veterans Green opposite Town Hall.
Children will march up Main Street, trick or treating along the way, making their way to Town Hall for more treats. Giveaways from Westport PAL and trick or treat bags from Parks and Recreation will be available.
Parents and shoppers are asked to avoid parking on Main Street between Post Road East and Kings Highway North from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. to make way for the trick or treaters.
3 p.m. - Main Street - Halloween Parade
4 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Teen Gaming In The Afternoon (ages 12 and up)
7:45 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – RTM Planning & Zoning/Ordinance Committees
Sunday, October 28, 2007
10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Center for Senior Activities - Westport Farmers Market
3 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “The Turn of the Screw”
Hi, I’m Honey! Connecticut Homane Society
We dare you to find a sweeter dog than Honey. At two years old, this gorgeous American Pitbull Terrier mix embodies all the great things about bullies. Honey is housebroken and loves to be outside rolling in the grass and sunshine. Give her a lap to rest her head in and she is one happy doggie. Honey would love to find a forever home with no cats but some dogs are just fine with her. She loves her daily walks and chasing around a ball but at the end of the day cuddle time with her forever family is what she seeks. To meet Honey, rush over to the Connecticut Humane Society in Westport at 455 Post Road East or call 203-227-4137 for more information.
Saturday, October 27, 2007
Senior Jeff Frusciante hauls in a 24-yard pass from Mike Samela for a touchdown today as Staples defeated the Norwalk High School Bears 15-3. Frusciante scored both Staples touchdowns. The Wreckers, playing in rainy weather on their synthetic turf field, improved to 6-0 on the season. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Betsey Lebow for WestportNow.com
A power outage in Westport’s center today affected more than 600 Connecticut Light and Power Company customers, including the Westport Country Playhouse and the adjacent Dressing Room restaurant. The outage stretched from the Post Road East intersection of Imperial and Myrtle Avenues east to Playhouse Square, knocking out the traffic light at the intersection. The Playhouse delayed its 4 p.m. show of “The Turn of the Screw” and then went ahead using an emergency generator which provided only worklights for the show. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Hi, I’m ReRe! Connecticut Humane Society
6-year old ReRe came to the Connecticut Humane Society with her sister Shadow when their family moved to a place that no pets where allowed. ReRe comes with many attributes that extend far beyond the obvious. She is good with cats, housebroken and a certified couch potato. She loves to chill and get scratches and loving from her human friends. Don’t miss the opportunity to meet this lovely girl. Hurry to the Connecticut Humane Society in Westport at 455 Post Road East or call 203-227-4137 for more information.
The Westport Country Playhouse today presented its third annual “Halloween Spooktacular.” Artistic Director Tazewell Thompson welcomed the audience and entertained them with Halloween stories and jokes. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
The house at 8 Joann Circle off Roseville Road was demolished today. Built in 1960, the 2,062-square-foot, one-story ranch house was situated on a one-acre property and changed hands in September for $1,200,000. It was the WestportNow Teardown of the Day on Oct. 5. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
The final day of the Westport Public Library’s Rabbit Hill Festival of Literature drew a large crowd today at Saugatuck Elementary School despite heavy rain. The program included a morning symposium of authors presentations followed in the afternoon with the authors conducting individual sessions for small groups. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Traffic on the Post Road through Westport today was jammed as northbound traffic on I-95 was diverted at Exit 16 in Norwalk because of a fatal accident. View is on the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge in Westport’s center. A truck diverted from I-95 got stuck under the railroad overpass on Saugatuck Avenue, adding to the traffic woes. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
Traffic was backed up this morning on I-95, the Merritt Parkway and the Post Road through Westport due to accidents on both I-95 and the Merritt. View is from a traffic camera at Exit 17 in Westport showing no northbound traffic, which was diverted at Exit 16 in Norwalk because of an accident, and heavy southbound traffic. A truck driver died in the Norwalk accident, which occurred about 6:30 a.m. State police did not reopen the roadway until after noon. DOT image
High astronomical tides along with brisk winds caused waves to crash against a wall Friday along Westport’s Hillspoint Road. Minor flooding was reported in the Saugatuck Shores area as the National Weather Service in Upton, N.Y. issued a coastal flood advisory. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
9 a.m. - Noon - Saugatuck Elementary School - Rabbit Hill Festival Symposium: “Imagined Worlds”
11 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Earthplace - Yuck Day
11:30 a.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - Halloween Spooktacular
1:30 p.m. - Staples High School - Staples football vs Norwalk High School
4 p.m. and 8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “The Turn of the Screw”
7 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - Kid Ginseng w/ Pop Heroes, Welcome, and Omeed
Larry Aasen was a double winner today in the fourth annual Westport Weston Y’s Men Camera Club Exhibition and Competition at the Westport Center for Senior Activities. Aasen’s photograph “Envy” won the first place ribbon in the portrait category and also took top honors as best in show. Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff and Weston First Selectman Woody Bliss announced the winners before a large crowd. The exhibit will remain on display at the Senior Center through Jan. 1. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
Rick Riordan, multi-award-winning author of the “Tres Navarre” mystery series for adults and the No. 1 New York Times bestselling “Percy Jackson and the Olympians” series for children, was among authors visiting Coleytown Middle School today. Riordan is here for the Westport Public LIbrary’s Rabbit Hill Festival of Literature featuring some of the nation’s best known children’s authors. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Friday, October 26, 2007
Former Westport resident and artist Jeb Brady paints a fall scene today on the Partrick Road Circle, a former militia training ground. The house in the scene, known to have been owned by a Captain Crawford, sits at the intersection of Partrick and Crawford Roads. Jeb, also a musician, will be playing the blues tonight at the Black Duck Cafe in Saugatuck. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Matthew Mandell for WestportNow.com
It’s moving day for former Westport First Selectwoman Diane Farrell, now a director of the Export-Import Bank of the United States in Washington.
Farrell’s Weston Road home has been on the market for some time, but she closed on the sale Thursday, according to The Advocate of Stamford.
It said she and her husband Win have bought a house in Easton.
“We are in Washington five days a week and the children are now happily out of the home. It seems like an appropriate time,” Farrell said. She said she intends to return to Connecticut on weekends and holidays.
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center Gallery - Stalking Suburbia
10 a.m. - Westport Public Library - Rabbit Hill Festival: Tour of Weston Woods Studio
6:30 p.m. - Red Barn Restaurant - Rabbit Hill Festival: Dinner with the Authors
8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “The Turn of the Screw”
8 p.m. - Seabury Center (45 Church Lane) - singer, songwriter, pianist Vienna Teng
The 2007 Rabbit Hill Festival of Literature kicked off tonight at the Westport Public Library with keynote speaker Brooklyn-based author Leonard Marcus, one of children book world’s most respected and versatile writers, historians and critics. The author of a wide variety of books about writing for young people, Marcus said J. R. R. Tolkien’s “Lord of the Rings” was the greatest influence on writers of fantasy for children. Marcus is one of five featured children’s authors who will participate in a weekend of events, including a 9 a.m. symposium at Saugatuck Elementary School that is free and open to the public. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Board of Finance candidates participating in a League of Women Voters of Westport forum tonight at Westport Town Hall included (l-r) Allyson Stollenwerck, incumbent Democrat; Alan Phillips, Republican; Ken Wirfel, Democrat; Stewart Reifler, Republican; Edward Iannone, Republican, and Charles Haberstroh, incumbent Republican. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Julia Mally for WestportNow.com
The League of Women Voters of Westport tonight hosted two final candidate forums at Westport Town Hall before the Nov. 6 election. The Board of Education candidates included (l-r) Michael McGovern, incumbent Republican; Faith Taylor, Democrat; Mark Mathias, incumbent Democrat; and Sandy DeFelice, Republican. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J Julia Mally for WestportNow.com