Comic legend Gene Wilder kicks off the Westport Country Playhouse’s Film Series tonight with the classic movie “Young Frankenstein” followed by a discussion led by critic Janet Maslin.
Due to ticket demand, there will be two showings of the film at 7 p.m. and 7:45 p.m., at the Community Theatre in Fairfield.
Directed by Mel Brooks and filmed in black and white to simulate the monster movie genre of the 1930s, the 1974 comedy features Wilder as Dr. Frederick Frankenstein, a young neurosurgeon who is the grandson of Dr. Victor von Frankenstein.
After years of living down the family reputation, he inherits his grandfather’s castle where he finds a hunchback called Igor (Marty Feldman), a pretty lab assistant named Inga (Teri Garr) and an old housekeeper, Frau Blucher (Cloris Leachman).
Westporters Jane Green and David Burke (l) hosted a party at their home Sunday for supporters of Congressman Christopher Shays. Shays (3rd l) invited his friend from Washington, Rich Galen, who earlier in the week testified before the Congressman’s House Committee about his six months in Iraq. Galen shared his insights in regard to Iraq and the national political scene. Contributed photo
9:a.m. – Long Lots School – Long Lots Subcommittee 7 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Conservation Commission 7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201/201A – Board of Finance anticipated executive session 8 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201/201A – Special Board of Finance
Outgoing Westport Sunrise Rotary Club president Valery Austyn receives a gift honoring her service from incoming president Leo Cirino today at the club’s party at the Westport Arts Center. Looking on is Rick Benson, Roatary assistant district governor. Contributed photo
Even some late afternoon clouds did not deter Westporters from enjoying Compo Beach today. It was a beautiful day with sunny skies, temperatures in the 70s, and low humidity. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
If your life is anything like mine youre now totally strung out from these last few weeks. End of school, graduations, moving up ceremonies, camp trunks locked and sent, down-to-the-wire deadlines, last-minute doctors and orthodontists and haircut appointments ҅ got the picture? Beautiful Faces owner and makeup artist Gail Sagel puts a beautiful face on a client at her salon at 719 Post Road East. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
But all that is over and done with. And now that everything and everyone is finally settled for the summer, its time for the Big Aaaaahhhh—that time when you finally sit back, exhale, and treat yourself to an hour or two of pure relaxation and indulgence.
A facial would be just about perfect, donҒt you think?
To mention a few of my favorites, Meg Murray gives what she calls a luxuryӔ facial I call it decadent ֖ that includes back massage, full arm and hand massage, followed by neck and face.
A tractor-trailer accident on I-95 about 1 p.m. Saturday between exits 18 and 19 sent spillover traffic through Westport. This was the scene on Bridge Street. All was back to normal by late afternoon. Stephen Rubin for WestportNow.com