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Wednesday, December 10, 2003



Wednesday, December 10, 2003

7:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – TEAM Westport Committee
10 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201 -Westport Transit public hearing
10:30 a.m. Town Hall Room 102 – International Hospitality Committee
noon – Town Hall Room 309 – Citizens brown bag lunch
2:45 p.m. – 70 North Ave. – Senior Center Policy and Planning Board
8 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Board of Finance

Westport/Weston First Night Buttons on Sale

Buttons for this years Westport/Weston First Night 2004 have gone on sale. The price is $10 until Dec. 15 and then $15. Children under age 2 are free.

This is the 10th year for the communal New Year celebration.

Organizers said the program is designed to appeal to residents of all ages. There is a circus, face painting, and a pantomime artist for the kids.
 
Teenagers can chill at a Battle of the Bands while their parents catch opera or cabaret, jazz or Blues.

There will be plenty of places and musical styles for dancing: everything from traditional Irish to Zydeco and Flamenco.

Other attractions include a comedy show at Town Hall and a talent fest at the Westport Historical Society.

There will also be reggae and world music drumming, a warming fire on Jesup Green, and fireworks over the Saugatuck River at 7 p.m. for children and again at midnight.

Buttons are available at Town Hall, the Westport Public Library, the YMCA, Trader Joe’s, Chef’s Table, (downtown and Post Road locations), Oscar’s Deli, Food For Thought, Hudson United Bank (downtown branch), and the Weston Pharmacy.

The official program guide will be available after Dec. 15 at button-selling locations.

Staples Schedules Annual Candlelight Concert

The 63nd Annual Candlelight Concert will be presented by the Staples High School Music Department on Friday and Saturday evenings.

There will be a 7 p.m. performance on Friday and a 6:30 p.m. and a 9:30 p.m. performance on Saturday.

The Friday performance and the first Saturday performance are sold out.

An announcement reminded residents that due to the construction at Staples High School, the 6:30 performance on Saturday is a half hour earlier than in previous years to allow for construction traffic congestion.

The Symphonic Orchestra, the Symphonic and Sophomore Bands, the Staples Chorus and Chorale and the Staples Choir will perform.

Each group will present individual performances with all singers joining forces with the orchestra for the traditional processional, Sing We NoelӔ, and the finale, Hallelujah Chorus.”

For tickets, send a self-addressed stamped envelope indicating the number of tickets, the specific concert, and alternate time and date if the first choice is not available.

Requests should be mailed to the Music Department at Staples High School 70 North Ave., Westport, attn. Candlelight Concert. Tickets are available only by mail and may not be picked up personally at Staples.

Westport Police Begin Annual Toys-for-Tots Drive

Westport Police Begin Annual Toys-for-Tots Drive
The Westport Police Department has started its annual Toys-for-Tots drive.

Members of Westport Police Union Local 2080 and the local branches of Hudson United Bank have teamed together in this years drive.

Annually, members of the Westport Police Department have spent the weekends in December collecting Toys-for-Tots through the ғStuff-A-Cruiser at Toys-R-Us.

This year the local branches of Hudson United Bank have teamed together with the Police Department and placed collection boxes for unwrapped toys in the lobby of local bank branches.

Additionally, unwrapped toys can be dropped off at police headquarters at 50 Jesup Road, 24 hours a day, or at a collection box in the Town Hall lobby.

Westport Police Union Local 2080 members will hosting the ԓStuff-A-Cruiser at Toys-R-Us located at 1850 Post Road East.

Collection dates are Saturday, Dec. 13, and Sunday, Dec. 14, as well as the following weekend, Saturday, Dec. 20, and Sunday, Dec. 21.