Members of the Greens Farms Academy male a capella group “Beachside Express” provided entertainment at today’s Westport Democratic Party fundraiser in advance of Tuesday’s presidential primary. State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal and state party chairman George Jepsen were among those attending. WestportNow.com photo
State Attorney General Richard Blumenthal told a Westport Democratic Party fundraiser today that he is “finding more not less wrongdoing” in his investigation of Gov. John G. Rowland. Federal and state investigators are conducting a simultaneous inquiry into activities of the Republican chief executive. (CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE). WestportNow.com photo
A lucky couple embrace after escaping unhurt from a rollover Saturday night in front of 325 Riverside Ave. The 22-year-old Easton woman and 23-year-old Westport man said they swerved to avoid an oncoming car. Their Jeep sheared off a telephone pole before coming to rest on its side. The 11:21 p.m. accident was the second rollover on Riverside Avenue with no injuries in 48 hours.(CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE). WestportNow.com photo
The March issue of Smithsonian Magazine includes a photo by photojournalist Esther Bubley for Women’s Day magazine showing a 1957 Westport surprise birthday party for a teenage girl. The photo was published with an article “Eight-thirty to Midnight, or Don’t be afraid to give a party!,” which offered advice on planning a party for a teenager. Other photos in the series can be seen here. WestportNow reader Linda Gramatky Smith identified one of the dancers. See comment below. (CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE). EstherBubley.com photo
Westport’s Martha Stewart, fresh from a courtroom victory, says she is pleased the judge has dismissed the most serious charge against her and is optimistic she will exonerated.
Stewart, who has maintained silence through her federal court trial in Manhattan, posted her remarks on her www. marthatalks.com Web site.
“As my trial nears its conclusion, I am hopeful and optimistic that I will be exonerated and able once again to devote my full attention to developing and promoting the creative home keeping ideas that so many loyal customers and supporters have come to rely on for inspiration in their own kitchens, gardens and craft rooms,” she said.
“I’m pleased that the judge has dismissed the most serious of the charges against me, concluding that there is no evidence to support it.”
Lets face it: weҒve made it this far through a yukky winter, stuck to our low-carb diets, paid through the nose for home heating oil, and had to bear daily doses of the Martha saga. Isnt it time for a little pleasure? MollyҒs Sweet Eats two-layer chocolate cakes are $9.99 at Wild Oats. WestportNow. com photo For most of us that means just one thing: a generous slice of rich, gooey, chocolate cake. Better yet, buy a whole cake. You might even have some left over for the Oscars on Sunday evening.
My 11-year-old-sons own personal favorite is Trader JoeҒs 7-inch Handmade Chocolate Ganache Torte. To die for and a bargain to boot at $5.99.
Here֒s what youll find around town. Adding “Happy Birthday” is free—with the exception of HayDay, which will charge you an additional $2.50 for an inscription.
The Inn at Longshore hosted a Mardi Gras party tonight for the benefit of the Levitt Pavilion. More than 250 people attended the sold out “Carnivale 2004!” event headlined by four-time Grammy Award nominee Buckwheat Zydeco. The funds will help pay for the free summer concerts at the Levitt. (CLICK PHOTO TO ENLARGE). Additional photo on community page. WestportNow.com photo