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Thursday, June 14, 2007
Tuesday, May 22, 2007
Westport Police Athletic League (PAL) distributed scholarship awards Monday night at Police Headquarters. They are (l-r) in the back row S. Silverberg, K. Lozyniak, N. Lozyniak, R. Benincasa, M. Tienkein, R. Gisolfi, B. Stefan, T. Romano and A. Vincent. And in the front row (l-r) C. Palmer, A. Benway, S. Goltzer, M. Sigovich, A. Kallenborn, K. Rossi, O. Krachenko, M. Vena and N. Vena. Both high school and college scholarships were awarded. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Stephen Rubin for WestportNow.com
Monday, May 14, 2007
The Westport Rotary Club will award $25,000 in community partnership grants at a luncheon on Tuesday, May 29 at 12:15 p.m. at the Inn at Longshore.
A total of 33 community organizations will receive grants during the luncheon, and the club donates an additional $5,000 to $10,000 each year for clean water, education and provides prosthetic limbs for amputees in the poorest parts of the world where land mines still exist.
Some of the grants go to Norwalk and Bridgeport-based organizations including Habitat for Humanity and Dress for Success. Another $5,000 earmarked for scholarships for Staples High School graduates.
“Westport Rotary focuses on the immediate community because few outside the Westport community will contribute to the local needs of this wealthy community,” said Robin Hammond, Rotary Community Partnership Grants Committee chairman.
Thursday, February 08, 2007
Math was on the minds of middle schoolers throughout southwestern Connecticut last Saturday, including students from Westport’s Coleytown and Bedford middle schools.
They competed as individual students and school teams in the Southwestern Connecticut MATHCOUNTS Chapter Competition at Fairfield University.
MATHCOUNTS is a national math enrichment, coaching & competition program that promotes middle school mathematics achievement in every U.S. state & territory.
The Bedford Middle School team took third place and the Coleytown Middle School team captured sixth.
Tuesday, January 30, 2007
Jennifer Seirup: New director of family and youth programs at Mahackeno. Contributed photoJennifer Seirup became the full-time director of family and youth programs at the Westport Weston Family Y’s Mahackeno Outdoor Center earlier this month.
Seirup began her Mahackeno experience as one of the campers and joined the staff in the summer of 2002.
After working her first summer at Mahackeno, Seirup taught in the Family Y School Age Program. She was tapped to assume the position of head teacher in 2004 and promoted to summer program director at Camp Mahackeno in 2006.
Now working full time at the Family Y, she is energized by her expanded role in the organization and her program responsibilities, including Adventure Guides, a venerable YMCA initiative, and Building Bridges, an inter-generational program between seniors and children. She also is pursuing her degree in Human Development and Family Services at the University of Connecticut.
“I believe in providing experiences which are not only educational but also adhere to the core values of caring, honesty, respect and responsibility,” she said.
Friday, November 10, 2006
At this morning’s weekly meeting Sunrise Rotary Cub member the Rev. Ed Horne presented Staples senior Leigh Ercole with the Sunrise Rotary Student of the Month Award. Leigh was selected for the award based on her academic achievements and community service. An honor student, Leigh’s favorite studies are in literature and writing for which she earned the Trinity Award for Excellence during her junior year. Her community service includes tutoring in the “Chil Bed” program at Bedford Middle School as well as tutoring boys in the Norwalk school system. Leigh is also on the Staples swim team and is secretary of the Key Club. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Monday, November 06, 2006
The Y’s Women of Westport Westpon have installed new board members. Pictured (l-r) second row: Carolyn Landis, liaison to the Y; Gloria Stashower, past president; Pat Farmer, trips and travel; Celie Rosenau, treasurer; Carolyn Meyer, secretary; Joan Nathan, newsletter; Annette Kirban, membership; Sandy Kolbrener, hospitality; first row: Arlene Bloom, second vice president, programs; Ann Lloyd, president; Pat Powers, hospitality. Missing are: Anne Jacques, first vice president; Beverly Silverman, Y’s care; Phyllis Groner, publicity. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
Sunday’s second annual Compo Skate Park Skate-athon at Westport’s Compo Beach raised more than $1,600 for new ramps and equipment. Organized by Harry Moritz with help from Dan DeVito of the Westport Parks and Recreation Department and support from the Day One Skate Board shop in Bridgeport, the event saw more than 25 skaters make several loops around the beach area. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Josh Moritz for WestportNow.com
Sunday, October 22, 2006
Westport’s Minuteman Yacht Club recently held its annual meeting and change of watch dinner dance at the Westport Woman’s Club. Pictured (l-r) are: Per Sorensen, outgoing commodore, Lois Perlah, and Meredith Gray. The newly elected members of the Bridge include Dona McKenzie, commodore; Paul Lahiff, vice commodore; Carl Volckmann, rear commodore; John Luscombe, treasurer, and Larry Brown, secretary. In addition the Board of Governors includes Nancy Aldrick, Walter Bagdon, Chris Dewart, Harry Hannaway, Cindy Tynik, Tim Weiler, Robert Kennedy and Per Sorensen. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Saturday, October 14, 2006
The Westport law firm of Wake, See, Dimes, Bryniczka, Day & Bloom celebrated its 60th anniversary Friday night at the Westport Women’s Club. Shown above are Ira Bloom, town attorney, Gail Kelly, assistant town attorney, and Diane Farrell, former first selectwoman. To mark the occasion, the firm has during the past year engaged in a number of charitable events in the community. The law firm is a general practice firm. For more information visit www.wsdb.com. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Thursday, August 31, 2006
Julie Uman: new president joined League 14 years ago. Contributed photoThe Westport Young Woman’s League has announced the appointment of Julie Buoy Uman as president for the 2006-2007 year.
Uman previously served as vice president where she provided leadership and guidance in projects associated with the group’s 50th anniversary, an announcement said.
A Westport resident for 27 years, Uman owned a retail store called Applewoods on Main Street—a connection with the community that prompted her desire to give back by joining the League 14 years ago.
Uman, who lost her husband, Jonathan, 33, in the Sept. 11, 2001 World Trade Center attacks, feels a special connection to the League as the five-year anniversary of 9/11 approaches.
Saturday, August 26, 2006
Members of the law firm Wake, See, Dimes, Bryniczka, Day & Bloom spent Wednesday helping with a Habitat for Humanity construction project of a new home in Bridgeport. Photographed are (l-r) Mark Kovack, Richard Gibbons, Mario Coppola, Doug LoMonte, Amy Day and Ira Bloom. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Tuesday, August 15, 2006
Seniors on Westport’s Staples High School football team made a shopping trip today to buy school supplies for Westport students in need. They used funds they earned from summer jobs They each enclosed a picture and personal note encouraging the kids to work hard in school and asking them to please come and enjoy their football games this fall. Pictured (l-r) are: Alexander Lebow, Sean McGlynn, Alexander Cion, Kenny Lozyniak, Julian Seidman, Sam Goodgame, Timmy Demetres, RJ Marsilio, Jonathan Wismer, Andrew Kennedy, Ted Kelhoffer, Francois Auzerais, Daniel Rosato and Philip Schneider. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Betsey Lebow for WestportNow.com
Thursday, August 10, 2006
Ivan Choy of Hong Kong’s Chinese University visited Westport today as part of the U.S. State Department’s international visitors leadership program. Among his stops was Westport Town Hall where he met with First Selectman Gordon Joseloff, Registrar of Voters Nita Cohen and Town Clerk Patricia Strauss. Sally Galan, vice president of voter services for ther Westport League of Women Voters arranged the Town Hall tour. Pictured (l-r) are Choy, Joseloff, Jane Eyes, LWV board member, and Galan. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Wednesday, August 09, 2006
Scouts from Westport and surrounding commuinities arrived at Newark Airport recently following a 23-day trip to Scotland which included the International Scottish Jamborette at Blair Atholl Castle, Scottish homestays, a tour of St. Andrews and Dundee, and the Tattoo at Edingurgh. Pictured (l-r) are: Frank Butleriv, Chuck McBride, Jack Angus, Dawn Sylvia, John Morris, and Alissa Faucher. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Thursday, July 20, 2006
Kara Wolters, former UConn womens basketball player, visited a clinic for girl basketball players at Westport’s Staples High School. She showed off a gold medal she won in the 2000 Olympics to the girls. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Thursday, July 13, 2006
Richard Tabor, Fairfield County Bank chairman, presents Pete Powell, Interfaith Housing Associaiton president, with a $10,000 grant to support the Bacharach Community at a recent reception with the bank. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Monday, July 10, 2006
Three Westporters will play the leads in the Music Theatre of Connecticut’s production of “The Wiz” later this month. Photographed are (l-r) Connor Martini of Fairfield as Tinman, Stevie Klein of Westport as Scarecrow, Molly Shulman of Westport as Dorothy and Bobby Eddy of Weston and Westport as the Lion. Performances are slated for July 21 at 7:30 p.m. and July 22 at 2 p.m. at Coleytown Middle School. Tickets are $15 for adults and $12 for students. For more information, visit www.musictheatreofct.com or call (203) 454-3883. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Sunday, July 09, 2006
It was off to his natiive Italy today for Westport state Rep. Joe Mioli (3rd from right). Mioli and a contingent of Italy-born residents of the Hartford area departed for a flight to Sicily to celebrate the 20th year anniversary of the sister city relationship between Hartford and the Sicilian town of Floridia, 40 miles from Mioli’s birthplace of Santa Teresa. The week of festivities in Sicily also honors the eighth anniversary of the “regional sister” proclamation of Sicily and the State of Connecticut. Pictured with Mioli are (l-r) Tommy Indomenico, Gino Garofalo, John Bazzano, Al Marotta, Umberto Orsini and Tommy DeStefano. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Wednesday, July 05, 2006
The Friends of the Westport Center for Senior Activities will host the third annual “Ice Cream Social” at the center on Sunday, July 16 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Flashback: Last year’s “Ice Cream Social” drew a large crowd to the Senior Center. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
Residents of all ages are invited to the event featuring free ice cream, a balloon man, music, face painting, plus a free Frisbee to the first 150 youngsters who attend, an announcement said.
In addition, the Westport Fire Department will display a fire truck for viewing and climbing.
“This event marks a wonderful opportunity for the people of our community to become acquainted, or reacquainted with this outstanding facility and grounds,” the announcement said.
Saturday, July 01, 2006
The Westport Rotary Club tonight installed Lois Schine (l) as its new president. Pictured with her are Peter Powell (c), outgoining president, and Dave Matlow, president-elect. The installation took place at the club’s annual clambake at Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Rick Benson for WestportNow.com
Thursday, June 22, 2006
The Westport AARP chapter elected its new Board of Directors during its annual meeting on Wednesday. The new board members are (l-r) Ann Beers, Bill Meyer, Peter Paolillo, Stacy Enyeart, Rosemarie Dusek, Ann Freitag, Diane Boros and Gina Kaplanka. Enyeart was elected chapter president. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
Wednesday, June 21, 2006
Westporter Else Ross (third from right), 18, a Pomfret School student, won a silver medal in the girls’ four with coxswain division at the 2006 U.S. Rowing National Youth Championship at Harsha Lake, in Amelia, Ohio, recently. Ross and her team finished in second place with a time of 07:54:68, only 1:16 seconds behind the winner Peddie School. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Four Staples High School students were recently awarded a state “2006 Challenge to Educational Citizenship Award” for their club Heart and Soul. The Westport students are (l-r) Jillian Ugol, Elizabeth Marshman, Molly Hennessy and Alie Schreiber. More than 125 schools statewide applied for this award, and only 10 schools were selected as finalists. Heart and Soul, consisting of about 20 eager students, is a volunteer club that has served more than 1,000 patients. At Norwalk Hospital, students volunteer on the maternity ward to bake cookies for patients. At Haven Health Center of Westport, volunteers arrange and hold activities for patients. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Thursday, June 15, 2006
Westport Police Athletic League officials distributed college scholarships tonight during a ceremony at Police Headquarters. Chief Al Fiore (l) and Howard Freidman (r) join the college winners (l-r back row) R. Pocius, D. Brown, B. Prictchard, M. Tienken, R. Gisolfi, A. Gisolfi, (front row) J. Romann, N. Lozyniak, K. Rossi, M. Vena, N. Vena, J. D’Aiuto and K. Palumbo. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Stephen Rubin for WestportNow.com
Westport Police Athletic League high school and college scholarships were distributed tonight during a ceremony at Police Headquarters. Chief Al Fiore (l) and Howard Freidman (r) are joined by the six high school winners (l-r) H. Kleinman, M. O’Kelly, S. Marcinuk, A. Benway, A. Sarin and L. Blacburn. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Stephen Rubin for WestportNow.com
Tuesday, June 06, 2006
The Longshore Womens Golf Association welcomed its new members during the Trophy Tuesday luncheon today held at Westport’s Splash Restaurant. The new members are (l-r) Louise Thomson, Marissa Barszca, Cathy Sebor, Fay Wright and Chiara Rudzin. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo