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Monday, June 30, 2008

Just a Drill

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Lifeguards at Westport’s Compo Beach engaged in a practice drill today involving rescuing a drowning swimmer. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

   

06/30/08 10:20 PM Comments () • Permalink

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 3 Great Marsh Road

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An application is in process to acquire a permit to demolish the house at 3 Great Marsh Road, off Duck Pond Road in Westport’s Saugatuck Shores area. Built in 1934, the 1 1/2-story conventional-style house is 1,701 square feet and is situated on a 1.11-acre property. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

06/30/08 04:29 PM Comments () • Permalink

Beach Run

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A pair of runners got in some exercise Sunday at Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

   

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Monday, June 30, 2008


10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Westport Library Looks Back at 100 Years” exhibit
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “A Town’s Treasures” photo exhibit by Tom Krestch
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Solos Show”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Cover Story”
10 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Administrative Review Committee
1 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Historic District Commission
7 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Planning & Zoning Commission Work Session (live coverage cable channel 79 and westportct.gov)
7:30 p.m. - Westport Public Library - Community Conversations: Sonny Fox, “The Next Chapter—from the Golden Age of Television to His Golden Age”

   

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

Tonight’s Levitt Pavilion Performance Moved Indoors

The threat of thunderstorms has forced the move of tonight’s performance at the Levitt Pavilion featuring the nuevo jazz sounds of the Los Angeles-based ensemble Incendio indoors to Saugatuck Elementary School, 170 Riverside Ave., the Pavilion announced.

The free admission performance will begin at 7 p.m.

   

06/29/08 08:49 PM Comments () • Permalink

Wading at Compo

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Some visitors to Westport’s Compo Beach today find some relief from the heat by wading in the shallow waters. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

   

06/29/08 08:32 PM Comments () • Permalink

Antique Cars on Display

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A 1953 Morgan Plus Four Flat Road (foreground, l.) and a 1959 Morgan 4/4 Competition (r.) were star attractions among 18 antique cars at the Cedar Point Yacht Club antique auto show in Westport today. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

06/29/08 07:19 PM Comments () • Permalink

Hazy Sunset

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Saturday’s hazy sunset as seen in Westport waters off Compo Beach. The temperature reached an unofficial 85 in Westport. Similar temperatures are forecast for today with the chance of showers and thunderstorms. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dorrie Harris for WestportNow.com

   

06/29/08 04:15 AM Comments () • Permalink

Sunday, June 29, 2008


10 a.m. - 2 p.m. - Imperial Avenue parking lot - Westport Farmers Market
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Solos Show”
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Cover Story”
7 p.m. - UPDATE - Levitt Pavilion - Incendio - moved indoors to Saugatuck Elementary School, 170 Riverside Ave.

   

06/29/08 04:05 AM Comments () • Permalink

Hydrogen-Powered Victory

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Coach Phil Ross’s Westport Allstars drove to the second game of their double header today with Fairfield-American in a hydrogen-powered BMW 7 Series-Hydrogen, on loan to player Ryan Baer’s family from BMW of North America.  The vehicle, a hybrid/flex-fuel/bi-fuel car that can run on both hydrogen and gasoline, is one several being used by BMW to raise national awareness of zero-emissons hydrogen-powered vehicles and of the company’s prowess in clean technology. The Allstars went on to win their game 11-2. Pictured (l-r) are: Julian Ross, Noah Yokoi, Ben Thaw, Spencer Gabor, Dylan Dreyfuss, Cameron Chottiner, Ryan Baer, Evan Gilland, Sam Ahlgrim, and Daniel Cozzi. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) David Dreyfuss for WestportNow.com

   

06/29/08 12:10 AM Comments () • Permalink

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Surprise Diplomatic Kudos for Hunt Club Winner

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Among those congratulating Kristin Coe, the winner of today’s $25,000 Fairfield Grand Prix at Westport’s Fairfield County Hunt Club,  was a surprise guest—the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Zalmay Khalilzad (5th l.). Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff (3rd. l.) invited the envoy to join him in a visit to the Fairfield County June Benefit Horse Show following earlier jUNe Day celebrations. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

   

06/28/08 09:11 PM Comments () • Permalink

$25,000 Winning Form

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Kirsten Coe of North Hollywood Calif., riding 9-year-old Starlight, won the $25,000 Fairfield Grand Prix today at the annual Fairfield County Hunt Club June Benefit Horse Show.  The Westport event, one of the country’s oldest horse shows, has been in existence for 84 years and provides a venue for national and local level competitive events. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

   

06/28/08 09:02 PM Comments () • Permalink

Touring Westport

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Town Historian Allen Raymond and Eileen Flug, a member of the Representative Town Meeting, lead a Westport Historical Society-organized tour of Westport’s Main Street today for visitors to the town’s annual jUNe Day. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

06/28/08 05:04 PM Comments () • Permalink

Learning Westport’s History

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Katie Chase, Westport Historical Society president, welcomes more than 50 jUNe Day visitors who participated in the Society’s tour of its historic octagonal barn and Main Street walking tour. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

06/28/08 04:58 PM Comments () • Permalink

History Lesson

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More than 50 jUNe Day visitors visitors participated in today’s Westport Historical Society tour of its historic octagonal barn and Main Street walking tour. Miriam Alunan (yellow blouse) of the Philippines asks Sally Rose, Westport Historical Society tour guide, a question on the model of 19th century Westport exhibited within the glass-enclosed case in the octagonal barn. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

06/28/08 04:56 PM Comments () • Permalink

Westport Souvenir

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Renschi Weideman of South Africa stops to photograph her native South Africa flag on Westport’s Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge today. She was among more than 300 visitors to Westport for the 43rd annual jUNe Day salute to the United Nations. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

06/28/08 04:52 PM Comments () • Permalink

U.S. Ambassador to U.N. Welcomed to jUNe Day

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Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff (l) welcomed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Zalmay Khalilzad to the town’s annual jUNe Day salute to the United Nations today at a ceremony at Saugatuck Elementary School. It was the first time in jUNe Day’s 43-year history that anyone could recall a sitting permanent U.S representative to the United Nations attending the Westport event.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

06/28/08 04:42 PM Comments () • Permalink

Large Turnout for jUNe Day

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More than 300 guests affiliated with the United Nations attended today’s annual jUNe Day in Westport. Guests had breakfast at Saugatuck Elementary School and then participated in an opening ceremony followed by a day’s full schedule of golf, tennis, walking tours, and visits to Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

06/28/08 04:12 PM Comments () • Permalink

U.N. Group Honors Former Speaker Stolberg

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Bill Hass (l) of the U.N. Association of Southwest Connecticut, presents the Ruth Streinkraus Cohen Award today to Irving J. Stolberg, former speaker of the Connecticut General Assembly and long-time backer of the United Nations at the jUNe day opening ceremony at Saugatuck Elementary School. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Zalmay Khalilzad and Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff look on. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

06/28/08 04:05 PM Comments () • Permalink

Woman in Blue

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A guest at today’s jUNe Day opening ceremony at Saugatuck Elementary School appeared to be enjoying Westport’s hospitality. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

   

06/28/08 03:55 PM Comments () • Permalink

U.S. Envoy to U.N. Thanks Westporters

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Zalmay Khalilzad, the U.S. permanent representative to the United Nations, today thanked Westporters for their hospitality in welcoming more than 300 U.N. visitors to the town’s 43rd annual jUNe Day. Khalilzad, who holds the rotating presidency of the U.N. Security Council, said he wished more Americans were like Westport in recognizing the importance of the United Nations to world peace and in supporting its humanitarian work around the world. The envoy, who along with his family had been guests here of First Selectman Gordon Joseloff last January, accepted Joseloff’s invitation to return for jUNe Day. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

06/28/08 03:42 PM Comments () • Permalink

Horse Show Winds Up Today With $25,000 Grand Prix

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The Fairfield County June Benefit Horse Show winds up today at Westport’s Fairfield County Hunt Club with the premier show jumping event, the $25,000 Fairfield Grand Prix, scheduled for 1:30 p.m. The show is free and open to the public. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

   

06/28/08 04:51 AM Comments () • Permalink

Westport Beauty

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All along Westport roads Day Lilies are opening with grand orange and some yellow blossoms. These were on Soundview Drive. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

   

06/28/08 04:15 AM Comments () • Permalink

Saturday, June 28, 2008


8:30 a.m. - Fairfield County Hunt Club - Fairfield County June Benefit Horse Show
10 a.m. - Saugatuck Elementary School Auditorium - jUNe Day opening ceremonies
10 a.m. - noon - Westport Senior Center - “Cooking Light in the Summertime,” chef instructor Cecily Gans
11 a.m. - Westport Historical Society - jUNe Day Main Street Walking Tour
11 a.m. - Westport Public Library - Technology at the Library: “Online Photo Sharing Site - Learn How from an Expert,” Michael Franco
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Solos Show”
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Cover Story”
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Westport Library Looks Back at 100 Years” exhibit
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “A Town’s Treasures” photo exhibit by Tom Krestch
1:30 p.m.- Fairfield County Hunt Club - $25,000 Fairfield Grand Prix
4 p.m. and 8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Hot ‘n Cole:  A Cole Porter Celebration!”
8 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Gandalf Murphy & the Slambovian Circus of Dreams

   

06/28/08 04:05 AM Comments () • Permalink

Westport Rotary Club Passes the Gavel

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There was a moment of humor at the Westport Rotary Club’s annual Pass the Gavel clambake event at the Ned Dimes Marina tonight as District Governor-elect Rick Benson (c) swore-in Viveka Kjellgren as club president for the 2008-2009 term succeeding Dave Matlow, outgoing president. Matlow is a contributing WestportNow photographer. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

   

06/28/08 02:13 AM Comments () • Permalink

Friday, June 27, 2008

I’m Trixie and I Have a Forever Home Now

Trixie, a special needs sheltie mix, needs a new home
Hi, I’m Trixie! PAWS

Trixie is a special needs dog looking for a caring and loving home. It’s hard to believe that someone abandoned this sweet, gentle girl who is seeing and hearing impaired. Trixie, a Sheltie mix, about 9 yrs old (who still has many good years left in her), was one lucky dog to have found her way to PAWS. Although she is well taken care of and loved dearly at PAWS, she deserves to live in a quiet, loving home where she can spend quality time. Trixie is a delight to have around and will make someone a wonderful companion. Trixie is fully housebroken. She enjoys short leashed walks and relaxing in a back yard where she can feel safe and not have to worry about bumping into things. It won’t take you very long to get attached to this special dog who will melt your heart. Please open your home to this little angel. Stop by PAWS at 504 Main Ave., Norwalk or call (203)750-9572 to inquire about Trixie.

   

06/27/08 07:07 PM Comments () • Permalink

Westport News Closes Westport Office, Moves to Norwalk

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The Westport News, owned by Denver-based MediaNews Group Inc., announced in today’s edition that it has closed its Westport office at Sconset Square (above) and moved to 542 Westport Ave., in Norwalk “just over the town line on U.S. Route 1.” The newspaper, part of the Brooks Community Newspapers unit, has had a Westport presence since it began publication more than 40 years ago. The Norwalk office is headquarters for the Brooks Community Newspapers. No reason was given for the move, but the newspaper industry has undergone severe economic turmoil in recent years. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

06/27/08 05:53 PM Comments () • Permalink

Going Down: 2 Side Hill Road

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The house at 2 Side Hill Road in Westport’s Old Hill area was demolished today. The 3,142-square-foot, two-story, colonial was built in 1954 and located on a 1.02-acre property that changed ownership October 2007 for $1.4 million. It was the WestportNow Teardown of the Day on Nov. 24, 2007.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

06/27/08 04:19 PM Comments () • Permalink

Compo Play

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A youngster enjoyed some afternoon play on the cannons at Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

   

06/27/08 04:15 AM Comments () • Permalink

Friday, June 27, 2008


10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “Westport Library Looks Back at 100 Years” exhibit
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “A Town’s Treasures” photo exhibit by Tom Krestch
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Solos Show”
10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Cover Story”
1:15 p.m. - Westport Senior Center - “The Rise and Decline of the Sportswriting Vocation,” Bill Wallace
8 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Hot ‘n Cole:  A Cole Porter Celebration!”
8 p.m. - Levitt Pavilion - New York City Swing (dance lesson at 7:15 p.m.)

   

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