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Last Day for Dogs at the Beach

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Today is the last day of the season that animals are permitted on Westport beaches. Wednesday’s warm weather attracted many dogs and their owners to Compo Beach, including David Mally who did battle with Duke over a Frisbee. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Julia Mally for WestportNow.com

A Play Within a Play

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Staples Players members (l-r) Zack Shornick, Waylon Jacques, and Scott Weinstein perform the play within a play, “Pyramus & Thisbe” as they prepare for this weekend’s production of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream.” Described by one participant as “Fun Shakespeare,” the show is set in the 1960s and includes a rock soundtrack featuring the Beatles, The Who, The Rolling Stones, The Doors, and other icons of the decade. Performances are Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, and next weekend. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Kerry Long for WestportNow.com

Westport Rotary to Hear from 70-Year-Old English Channel Swimmer

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George Brunstad: Channel swimmer to address Westport Rotary Club.
A Ridgefield man who at age 70 became the oldest swimmer to cross the English Channel will be guest speaker at the Westport Rotary Club weekly meeting Tuesday, April 5.

George Brunstad, whose swim seven months ago won him a place in RipleyӒs Believe It Or Not, will address the club luncheon to be held at Westport’s Inn at Longshore from 12:15 p.m. to 1:30 p.m, the club said. The public is welcome.

Brunstad’s appearance will include a 22-minute documentary about his English Channel swim on Aug. 28, 2004.

Taking the plunge three days after his 70th birthday, Brunstad battled strong tides and currents to swim from AbbottԒs Cliff, south of Dover, England to Sangatte Beach, south of Calais, France, in 15 hours and 59 minutes.

Getting Ready for “Annie Get Your Gun”

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Tech crew members of Coleytown Company are hard at work on bringing the Wild
West alive for next month’s Coleytown Middle School production of “Annie Get Your Gun.” Director Ben Frimmer promises a fresh and lively take on a perennial favorite among American musicals. Opening night is Thursday, April 7. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) David Dreyfuss for WestportNow.com

Leadership Expert to Address Y’s Women April 11

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Barbara Kellerman: Y’s Women speaker.
Leadership expert Barbara Kellerman will address the April 11 meeting of the Westport/Weston Y’s Women.

Her topic is Bad Leadership Ӗ What It Is, How It Happens, Why It Matters which is also the title of her latest book.

A distinguished scholar, author and teacher, Kellerman is currently research director of the Center for Public Leadership at Harvard UniversityԒs John F. Kennedy School of Government.

Coffee and Conversation begin at 11 a.m. with the meeting starting promptly at 11:30 a.m. The public is welcome.

Partial Membership Interest Sold in Westport Retail Center

A 60 percent membership interest in the 14,850-square foot Village Square retail center, located at 181-185 Main St., Westport, has been sold to Fraioli Realty Group, LLC of Bedford, N.Y., it was announced today. villagesquareretail03300501260.jpg
Sold: 60 percent interest in 181-185 Main St. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

The equivalent sales value of the interest is approximately $7 million, according to an announcement from Westport’s HK Group.

Village Square of Westport Development, LLC reconstructed the property under the leadership of The Marsilio Group, LLC—Ronald Marsilio, principal. The remaining 40 percent interest will be retained by Marsilio who will continue to manage Village Square, the company said.

Fraiolis 60 percent purchase came from two former, unnamed partners.

Westport Property Transfers March 21-25, 2005

Property transfers as reported by the Westport Town Clerk’s office for the period March 21-March 25, 2005:

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Mary G. Genaway to Rafael, Hilda, and Ann Chiu, 18-20 Bulkley Ave. North, $1,050,000

Peter J. Fine and Andrea L. Luciano to Robert H. Feigenbaum, 4 Valley Road, $800,000

SIR-23 Dover LLC to Eric J. and Laura W. Schuppenhauer, 23 Dover Road, $1,765,000

John M. and Patricia A Prenderville Jr. to Robert and Jennifer Wolter, 23 Cob Drive, $950,000