Sunday, June 05, 2016
A torrential downpour today left major puddles around Westport. A car makes it way through one of them at the Metro-North underpass on Compo Road South. A half-inch of rain had fallen by mid-afternoon. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
1 p.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Library - Family Maker Sunday
2 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “Godspell”
3 p.m. - Westport Library - Usual Suspects: “Oscar Wilde & a Death of No Importance” by Giles Brandreth
3 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - Book Launch Party: “Hand-built Outdoor Furniture”
5 p.m. - Toquet Hall Teen Center - Staples Players: “Harvey”
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
Saturday, June 04, 2016
More than 80 boats and 500 sailors are competing in the Westport Cedar Point Yacht Club (CPYC) OneDesign Regatta today and Sunday. According to a CPYC spokesman, the set of races involves eight classes of sailboats competing simultaneously over the weekend. He said the entries are from Canada and eight states in addition to Connecticut entries. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
A sailing crew at work today on Long Island Sound off of Westport as the Cedar Point Yacht Club hosts a weekend regatta. More than 80 boats and about 500 sailors are competing in a national set of races involving eight classes. One class (Soverel 33) is having its national championship and another (J70) its Long Island Sound championship. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
More scenes from today’s eighth annual Great Duck Race sponsored by the Westport Rotary Club. Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com
UPDATE Hundreds lined the Saugatuck River at Westport’s Parker-Harding Plaza today to watch the eighth annual Great Duck Race sponsored by the Westport Sunrise Rotary Club. More than 2,500 ducks were entered. Top three winners included: First place: Maggie Teed of Norwalk, $5,000 gift card; second place: Tony Galvao of Westport, $1,000 gift card, and third place: Taran Gulliksen $500 gift card. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Members of the Westport Sunrise Rotary Club today await the top 10 rubber duckies to cross the finish line in the eighth annual Great Duck Race on thr Saugatuck River. The winning duck won its owner a $5,000 gift card. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
This duck called “Voter Duck” by the Westport law firm Berchem, Moses, Devlin won top prize today in the duck decorating competition at the Westport Sunrise Rotary Great Duck Race. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Scenes from today’s eighth annual Great Duck Race on the Saugatuck River in Westport sponsored by the Westport Sunrise Rotary Club. Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com and WestportNow.com photos
Westporters Maureen Aron (waving) and husband Dan (red cap) set up a lemomade stand today in front of their Soundview Drive home to benefit the Westport-based Al’s Angels charity. The Arons pledged to match all monies collected in the “Angel-ade” event. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Martlow for WestportNow.com
Peter Romano and Gina Curcio were among Al’a Angels volunteers collecting funds at a “Angel-ade” stand today at Westport’s Riverside Avenue and Bridge Street. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Members of Westport’s Sunrise Rotary Club get ready for today’s Great Duck Race on the Saugatuck River at Parker-Harding Plaza at 3:30 p.m. Pictured (l-r) are state Rep. Gail Lavielle, Pat Riemersma, Eileen Lavigne Flug, and Janis Collins. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Individuals and teams from across Connecticut gathered at Westport’s Levitt Pavilion today to show their strength and determination to raise money for The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp during Mental Grit Fitness’ 7th Annual Push Against Cancer event. See video here. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Mental Grit Fitness owner and personal trainer Andy Berman today welcomes attendees at the Mental Grit Fitness’ seventh annual Push Against Cancer event at Westport’s Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. He said the event raised $100,000 to benefit The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp founded by the late Westporter Paul Newman. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Mtlow for WestportNow.com
Among those participating today in the seventh annual Push for Cancer event at Westport’s Levitt Pavilion were members of the Staples High School football team, (l-r) seniors Jackson Ward, Jack Griffen, Eban Gilland with Staples Class of 2015 la crosse player Isaac Paparo who just completed his first year at the University of Massachusetts where he is a member of the la crosse team. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Some of the participants in today’s Mental Grit Fitness’ seventh annual Push Against Cancer event at Westport’s Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts to benefit The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. During this friendly and fun push-up competition, participants challenged themselves to perform as many push-ups as possible with each participant getting family members, friends, co-workers and employers to sponsor their efforts. “We are so inspired by how the kids of The Hole in the Wall Gang Camp find possibility in each challenge they face,” said Mental Grit Fitness owner and personal trainer Andy Berman. “Being able to face this fitness challenge and raise enough to send as many kids as possible to Camp seems a fitting tribute to them.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe was among customers today at the town’s eighth annual Shed Day at the Westport Weston Health District, 180 Bayberry Lane. He was assisted by Staples High School seniors Drew O’Brien (l) and Colter Furman, both members of the Staples High School Service League of Boys (SLOBS). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Westport’s eighth annual Shed Day today at 180 Bayberry Lane did a brisk business. Organized by Town Clerk Patty Strauss, the event had the help of members of the Staples High School Service League of Boys (SLOBS). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Due to weather and safety concerns, the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce announced today it is postponing Sunday’s Westport Dog Festival a week to Sunday, June 12.
The event location of Winslow Park and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. time remain the same.
“The weather forecast looks bad,” said Matthew Mandell, Executive Director of the WWCC.
“This is a tough decision, but out of concern for the attendees, vendors, dogs and the park itself, we feel this is the right decision.”
8:30 a.m. - Sherwood Island State Park - Bird Walk with photographer AJ Hand
9 a.m. - Noon - 180 Bayberry Lane (WWHD) - Eighth annual Westport Community Shred Day
9 - 10 a.m. - Levitt Pavilion - Seventh annual “Push Against Cancer” fundraiser (opening ceremony 8:30 a.m.)
9:30 a.m. - Sherwood Island State Park - Kayak Paddle with Michele Sorensen
10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Two Steps Forward: Contemporary Cuban Art” (last day)
10:45 a.m. - Sherwood Island State Park - Flight Simulator Experience
Noon - 4 p.m. - Westport Historical Society - “the beautiful POND”
Noon - Sherwood Island State Park - Model Flying Air Show
12:30 a.m. - Sherwood Island State Park - History Walk with Archaeologist Cece Saunders
1:30 p.m. - Westport Library - Sciencetellers: Power & Energy
2 p.m. - Sherwood Island State Park - Nature Walk with Louis Pietig
3 p.m. - Westport Library - Passage to Cuba: Visual Journey with Current Travel Guidelines
3:30 p.m. - Parker Harding Plaza - Westport Sunrise Rotary eighth annual Great Duck Race
6:30 p.m. - Dragone Auctions (176 Post Road West) - Greenwich Weekend Auction
8 p.m. - Town Hall - Westport Community Theatre: “Godspell”
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
Friday, June 03, 2016
UPDATE Metro-North said tonight mechanical difficulties with the Walk Bridge in Norwalk caused delays for New Haven Line riders.
It was the seond time in six days that troubles with the 120-year-old bridge disrupted service.
Metro-North said shorty before midnight that riders could expect scattered residual delays of up to 45 minutes.
At 12:39 a.m. Saturday Metro-North said trains were running on or close to schedule.