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Sundy, June 6, 2004

10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Historical Society’s Hidden Garden Tour
Noon – Inn at Longshore – U Thant Institute’s Ambassadors’ Luncheon
2 p.m. – Quick Center, Fairfield – Music Theatre of Connecticut presents “Funny Girl”
2 p.m. – Westport Town Hall – Community Theatre presents “The Laramie Project”
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Temple Israel – Interfaith Council of Westport & Weston presents “Make a Joyful Noise”
5 p.m. – Continental Manor, Norwalk – Staples Scholar Athlete Dinner

Unhidden for a Day

The Westport Historical Society presents is 13th annual Hidden Garden Tour Sunday, including this seaside beauty above. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and advance tickets are on sale at the WHS today from noon to 3 p.m. for $22 for WHS members and $30 for non-members. Day-of-tour tickets are $35. Details are available at the society’s Web site. Contributed photo

Milk Prices on the Rise

By Fran

WestportNow Consumer Correspondent
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Milk prices are rising, too. File photo
Last week, I told you it pays for Westporters to shop for a gallon of gas. This week I’ve got the same advice about a gallon of milk. Whether it’s your SUV guzzling gas or the kids guzzling cow juice, shop around.

While it seems as if the two commodities have been rising in price almost in tandem recently, those who study such things (and surely that includes someone in Westport) say milk actually is outpacing gasoline in the rate of increases.

I won’t bore you with all the details, but like gasoline, such things as federal price supports, additive issues, and even international factors (mad cow disease?) are affecting our milk prices.

At least that’s what the pointy head-types tell us. Me, I think it’s the popularity of the Atkins no-carb thing which has got people off milk. 

The bottom line: just be glad your SUV drinks unleaded instead of whole milk.

So here’s the low-down on Westport area milk prices, which, like gasoline, are apt to change rapidly:

TEAM Westport Sponsors “Laramie Project” Community Conversation

A controversial play about the murder of a gay student in Laramie, Wyo., will be the focus for a community discussion by Westport’s diversity commission known as TEAM Westport.

The group is sponsoring the discussion June 18 immediately following that evening’s performance of “The Laramie Project” at the Westport Community Theatre in Town Hall.

Director David Roth and several cast members will join audience members in an exploration of the play’s themes, and its applicability to Westport.

“The Laramie Project” explores the murder of gay student Matthew Shepard in 1998, and that Wyoming cowboy-and-college town’s reaction to it. Ten actors portray 84 roles, including Shepard’s two killers, his father and friends.