Wednesday night was the third night of Westport’s “Bloomsday 100” celebration and this time the characters of James Joyce’s “Ulysses” were presented in the flesh. WestportNow Community Correspondent Juliet Balian continues her coverage of events marking the centennial of Leopold Bloom’s epic walk through Dublin in the the world’s mostly highly acclaimed modern novel. See ARTS & LEISURE page.
Bedford Middle School eighth graders had their moving upӔ ceremony tonight (aka, graduation). They are the first graduating class to have gone all three years at the new Bedford Middle School.The auditorium was unable to handle the crowd of 1,200 (some 237 eighth graders and their familieseach student was permitted only four tickets), so the presentation of certificates was held in the gym. Principal Angela Wormser addresses the students and guests. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Emily Laux for WestportNow.com
Under the direction of music teacher Anne Hadden, the Long Lots Elementary School chorus sang the Star Spangled Banner to open the Bridgeport Bluefish game against the Somerset Patriots Tuesday evening. The entire school celebrated the completion of a successful year with a Long Lots family outing for the game.(CLICK TO ENLARGE) Julia Mally for WestportNow.com
The Westbank Shopping Center at 221 Post Road West has been sold to Westbank Shopping Center, LLC, a local investor, for $3.4 million, it was announced today.
The 8,400-square foot retail center built in 1966, has four tenants a dry cleaner, liquor store, nail salon and restaurant. Westbank Shopping Center: sold for $3.4 million. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
The announcement was made by HK Group, the Westport-based commercial realtor.
Westbank had been owned since 1986 by Westbank Shopping Center Associates, a partnership with Vasilios Nikifordis of Norwalk as general partner.
Russ Blair, chair of the School Building Committee subcommittee overseeing the expansion of the Long Lots Elementary School parking lot, leaves Town Hall today following opening of bids for the $2.45 million project. Blair, seen carrying the project’s plans on his shoulder, said he was pleased with the bids submitted and that work would get underway this summer. WestportNow.com photo
Today is “Bloomsday 100,” the centennial of Leopold Bloom’s epic walk through Dublin in James Joyce’s “Ulysses.” Westport Tuesday night hosted only the second U.S. showing of the new movie version called “Bloom.” WestportNow Community Correspondent Juliet Balian reports on the event on the ARTS & LEISURE page.
A symposium, “Beiruit 1985: Psychology of Captivity,” will be presented by the Westport Country Playhouse on Wednesday, June 30, following a performance of “Someone Who’ll Watch Over Me,” a play about the imprisonment of three Westerners in the Middle East.
The symposium program, to be held at the Playhouse’s temporary summer venue in Ridgefield, provides the audience with guest speakers’ in depth insights and observations about the play followed by an interactive dialogue, according to a Playhouse announcement.
The symposium speakers will be Joshua Kronen, a doctoral candidate at Yale University’s Ph.D. program in modern Middle Eastern history, ABD Status, and Dr. Douglas Lane, a post-doctoral associate at Yale University School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry.
Kronen will place the play in its historical and political perspective. Lane will provide observations on the psychology of those held hostage.