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Sunday, April 24, 2016

Marker Resting

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Some seagulls found a resting place today on channel markers off of the Ned Dimes Marina at Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Mark Molesworth for WestportNow.com

   

04/24/16 08:00 PM Comments () • Permalink

Compo Birthday

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Casey Rubin (2nd r) celebrated her 15th birthday today with friends at Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

   

04/24/16 07:13 PM Comments () • Permalink

Birthday Jump

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When Casey Rubin celebrated her 15th birthday at Westport’s Compo Beach today, there was plenty of reason to jump for joy. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

   

04/24/16 07:08 PM Comments () • Permalink

Colorful Ride

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Blooming flowers made for a colorful ride today along Westport’s Hillspoint Road near Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

   

04/24/16 06:36 PM Comments () • Permalink

Strolling Along the Saugatuck

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A family stolls along the Saugatuck River today in Westport’s Parker-Harding Plaza. Sunny skies and temperatures in the 60s drew many Westporters to outside activities. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

   

04/24/16 06:20 PM Comments () • Permalink

On the River

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Members of Westport’s Saugatuck Rowing Club were out on the Saugatuck River today enjoying the spring weather. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Mark Molesworth for WestportNow.com

   

04/24/16 06:15 PM Comments () • Permalink

Dragon Work at Library

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Norwalk Sculptor Chris Crowe today works on his sculpture of a dragon at the Westport Library, which will be displayed at the fifth Mini Maker Fair to be held at the library on Saturday.  Crowe, designated by the library as a “maker in residence” and commissioned to create the sculpture, said the final version of the 18- to 20-foot long dragon will have a fiberglass finish and will be moved to the library grounds in time for display at the fair.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

04/24/16 06:12 PM Comments () • Permalink

Painting the Town

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Artist Jim Chllington of Newtown, who frequently paints Westport street scenes, was along the riverwalk at the Westport Library today painting a Saugatuck RIver scene. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

   

04/24/16 05:17 PM Comments () • Permalink

She Geeks Her Cat

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Westporter Lauren DiBartolomeo and her Sophie The Savannah Cat, 2,  get set for photographer Pam Einarsen to take their portrait today at the Westport Library. The library’s “What Do You Geek?” public awareness campaign aims to connect people by highlighting their passions as well as communicating the vital role the library plays in the community. Additional sessions are scheduled Saturday, April 30, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Mini Maker Faire, Friday, May 6, 3-5 p.m., and Tuesday, May 17, 6-8 p.m. See some Geek photos here.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

   

04/24/16 04:30 PM Comments () • Permalink

Photographing the Photographer

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WestportNow contributing photographer Larry Untermeyer has his “What Do You Geek” portrait taken today by photographer Pam Einarsen at the Westport Library. Several hundred persons have already had their portraits taken, highlighting their passions as part of the library’s public awareness campaign. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

04/24/16 04:25 PM Comments () • Permalink

Open House for Emergency Responders

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Westport Volunteer Emergency Medical Service (WVEMS) and Westport Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) today held a joint open house at Westport Police Headquarters to allow the public to learn about both organizations’ missions as emergency service providers. Pictured is CERT volunteer Carol Fox-Turpin demonstrating CPR on a “client dummy.” With he are (l-r) Juanita Visconti, Zulma Heidelbrg, Fox-Turpin, and Annika Morgan, 15, an EMS Explorer. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

   

04/24/16 02:37 PM Comments () • Permalink

Kolbe Cathedral to Honor Mitchell & Kuroghlian

Westporter Bill Mitchell is scheduled to be honored by Bridgeport’s Kolbe Cathedral High School for “transforming the lives of deserving young people through education” on Sunday, May 1, in Greenwich.

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Bill Mitchell with Marques Brown, a 2003 Kolbe graduate and Shepherds student. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Mitchell shares the honor with retired longtime Staples High School teacher Gerald E. Kuroghlian, known to generations of students as “Dr. K,” at Kolbe’s 2016 Making a Difference Celebration set to begin with 5:15 p.m. Mass at St. Mary’s Church in Greenwich, followed by dinner at Gabriele’s Italian Steakhouse at 6:30 p.m.

Kolbe President Jo-Anne Jakab described Mitchell as a man of generosity, energy, optimism and dedication to helping others. She lauded his commitment for nearly 25 years of providing opportunities for a quality education and a brighter future for deserving, less fortunate young people at Kolbe Cathedral High School.

”Despite his hectic civic and business schedule, Bill has always found time for Kolbe, securing speakers for fundraisers, sharing networking contacts or providing leadership for students,” Jakab said of Mitchell, a 1961 Staples High School graduate.

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04/24/16 01:36 PM Comments () • Permalink

Dining at Longshore

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An osprey at Westport’s Longshore Club Park has a twilight meal. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Seth Goltzer for WestportNow.com

   

04/24/16 12:58 PM Comments () • Permalink

Vatican Visitor

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Staples High School senior Jaime Bairaktaris, on a week-long visit to Napoli, Italy where he is teaching English to impoverished school children, traveled to Rome this weekend where today he attended the Papal Mass. Jaime, who is a WestportNow contributing photographer, said the mass was for the Jubilee of Young Boys and Girls (Giubileo dei Ragazzi e delle Ragazze)—an event that celebrates adolescents all over the world. “Thousands of teens have traveled from many continents to see the jubilee mass today, and now there’s one from Westport,” he said in an email. “The Pope said that young people are all about wanting and having, but what we need is a concrete love for a good life. He said if we have ‘love in the clouds,’ our lives will be like a soap-opera. He was very personable and made many jokes in his speaking.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

   

04/24/16 10:50 AM Comments () • Permalink

Sunday, April 24, 2016


Noon - 3 p.m. - Westport Police Headquarters - Westport Volunteer Emergency Medical Service (WVEMS) and Westport Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) open house
1 p.m. - Earthplace - Introduction to Nature Journaling
2 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “Private Lives” (last day)
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Library - Geek the Library photo session

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

   

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Saturday, April 23, 2016

Greens Farms Academy ‘Adopts a Spot’

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Westport’s Greens Farms Academy recently “adopted a spot” at the corner of Clapboard Hill Road and Greens Farms Road. In honor of Earth Day, students, parents, faculty, and staff gathered today to work on the landscaping. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

   

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Working to Beautify Westport

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Students from Westport’s Greens Farms Academy work today at the school’s “adopt a spot” at the corner of Greens Farms Road and Clapboard Hill Road. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

   

04/23/16 12:08 PM Comments () • Permalink

Joanna ‘Jan’ Vosburgh Zak, 73

Joanna “Jan” Vosburgh Zak of Madison, a former Westport resident, died April 18 at St. Raphael’s Hospital in New Haven. She was 73.

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Jan Vosburgh Zak: former Westporter.  Contributed photo

Born Aug. 16, 1942, she was the daughter of the late Gerald and Joan Vosburgh of Westport. A lifelong Connecticut resident, she attended Sacred Heart School in Westport and Boston College (Newton) in Massachusetts.

In her early years, she was a prominent executive in Connecticut and New York in the areas of specialized meeting planning and conferences.

She was predeceaed by her husband, Kenneth “Ken” Alan Zaks. She is survived by, her two daughters, Christine “Ceci” Zak and Sarah Zak Borgman, as well as her three grandchildren, Ella Bree, Tate Thomas, and Wyatt Alan Borgman.

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04/23/16 12:05 PM Comments () • Permalink

Marking Earth Day

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Some students from Westport’s Greens Farms Academy worked today on the school’s “adopt a spot” at Greens Farms Road and Clapboard Hill Road. The effort was part of the school’s marking of Earth Day. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

   

04/23/16 12:03 PM Comments () • Permalink

Heavy Lifting

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Greens Farms Academy students at work today on the school’s “adopt a spot” at Greens Farms Road and Clapboard Hill Road.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

   

04/23/16 11:57 AM Comments () • Permalink

Compo Reading

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Friday’s sunshine and summer-like temperatures made Westport’s Compo Beach an ideal place for catching up on some reading. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Mark Molesworth for WestportNow.com

   

04/23/16 12:15 AM Comments () • Permalink

Saturday, April 23, 2016


10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Noir: Ann Chernow” & 2nd Annual High School Art Exhibition (last day)
1 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Earth Animal (666 Post Road) - Little Black Dog Rescue Adoption Event
8 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “Private Lives”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

   

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Friday, April 22, 2016

Woman’s Club Art Show Dedicated to Howard Munce

The Westport Woman’s Club (WWC) Annual Art Show, designed to help local artists to generate sales while raising funds for scholarships, is dedicated this year to the late artist Howard Munce, who designed the organization’s logo.

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The Westport Woman’s Club Art Show opens Saturday, April 30 at 5 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

The show is set for Saturday, April 30, from 5 to 8 p.m. and Sunday, May 1, from noon to 4 p.m. in the WWC’s Bedford Hall at 44 Imperial Ave., organizers said.

Curated by local artist Miggs Burroughs, the free event open to the public is dedicated to Munce, who died at 100 this year. (See WestportNow March 8, 2016)

His late wife Gerry was a longtime WWC member and avid community volunteer. Munce designed many posters for WWC events, and for the organization’s 100th anniversary in 2007, he created its new logo.

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04/22/16 05:42 PM Comments () • Permalink

STAR Walk At Sherwood Island May 1

Star, Inc., Lighting the Way, the Norwalk-based not-for-profit serving individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will hold its 11th Annual STAR Walk and 5K Run at Sherwood Island State Park on Sunday, May 1.

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STAR walk participants at an earlier event. Contributed photo

According to STAR spokeswoman Megan Johnson, registration begins at 9 a.m. and the walk, which includes a 5K run option, will kick off at 10 a.m.

She said the routes are suitable for any ability, including walkers, strollers, wheelchairs, even baby joggers.

She added that 800 participants and volunteers are expected to attend the event that raises funds for programs serving infants, children and adults with developmental disabilities and their families in Norwalk, Westport, Weston, Wilton, New Canaan and Darien.

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Richard D. Paul, 66

Richard Dana Paul of Branford, a former Westport resident, died Feb. 16 at home. He was 66.

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Richard D. Paul: former Westporter. Contributed photo

He was born Oct. 12, 1949 at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City, the son of the late Beverly McLeod Paul (Komp) and Richard Rea Paul. He graduated Norwalk High School in 1968 and received B.S. in journalism from Suffolk University in Boston in 1974.

He began his career with Bechtel Alyeska working on the Alaska pipeline in the mid 1970s. When he returned to the lower 48, he met and married Dale Schmid of Greenwich in 1990. They later divorced.

He continued his career in transportation training and logistics until his recent retirement. He was loved and respected by all who had the opportunity to know him.

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04/22/16 11:39 AM Comments () • Permalink

Westport Property Transfers April 4 - 8, 2016

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period April 4 - 8, 2016:

Morgan and Amanda Clemens Fahimi to Brian L. and Michelle S. Friedman, 4 Oxbow Road $1,500,000WNproperty.jpg

Naomi F. Drabkin Estate to Robert B. and Candy K. Goldstein, 18 Evergreen Parkway, $846,450

131 Old Road LLC to Michael and Susan Higgins, 131 Old Road, $2,400,000

Beverly Isenberg to 132 Old Road LLC, 132 Old Road, $750,000

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04/22/16 11:22 AM Comments () • Permalink

In Bloom

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Trees along the Saugatuck River om Westport’s center are in full bloom as warmer temperatures have finally arrived. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

   

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Friday, April 22, 2016 - Earth Day


10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Noir: Ann Chernow” & 2nd Annual High School Art Exhibition
10 a.m. - Earthplace - Weekday Walks
3 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Library - Drop-in Tech Help
4 p.m. - Westport Library - ChessClub Grades K-12
7 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - Teen Gaming Nights
8 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “Private Lives”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

   

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Thursday, April 21, 2016

Making the Case for Hillary

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Former President Bill Clinton addresses a fundraiser tonight at the Westport home of financier Marc Lasry (l) as Sen. Rchard Blumenthal looks on. According to guests, some of whom paid $2,700 to atttend, Clinton made a strong case for his wife Hillary as the only qualified candidate to be president. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

   

04/21/16 10:12 PM Comments () • Permalink

Westporters Welcome Bill Clinton

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Former President Bill Clinton poses with longtime Westporters Lee Greenberg (c) and Martha Aasen at tonight’s fundraiser for his wife at the Beachside Avenue home of financier Marc Lasry. Aasen, former Westport Democratic Town Committee chair, said about 80 persons attended the event with Clinton speaking for about 30 minutes and then spending another 30 minutes mingling with guests, some of whom paid $2,700 to attend. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

   

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