Some Webelos scouts got some hands-on experience in snake handling Sunday night during a talk by an animal expert at the Webelos dinner at the Christ and Holy Trinity Church Parish Hall in Westport. Checking out the visitor were (l-r) Dylan Murray, 2, and his brother, Devon, 6, and Alex Uman, 6. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Saturday, February 24, 2024
Noon – Town Hall Room 201 – Architectural Review Board/Planning and Zoning Commission
1 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Westport Public Library – Annual winter book sale (all items half price)
4:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Special Board of Selectmen meeting
6 p.m. – Staples High School Room 1028 – Board of Education anticipated executive session
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 201/201A – Golf Advisory Committee
8 p.m. – Staples High School Cafeteria – Board of Education
The design firm that will rebuild the Compo Beach Playground next year is the same one that did the last makeover in 1989 Leathers & Associates, Inc.
Compo Beach Committee members meeting today included (l-r): Mike Bass, PR coordinator; Jeff Mard. marketing coordinator; Jim Bennett, chair from the original playground project in 1989; Dan Devito, Parks and Recreation Dept.; Rebecca Ellsley, co-chair, Compo Beach Committee; Suzanne Dodge, chair, Compo Beach Committee; Westport Police Chief Al Fiore; Walter Barandiaran, fundraising coordinator, and Mike Jaffe, PR coordinator. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Karen Laffler for WestportNow.com
Selection of the New York firm, the leader in the field of community-built playgrounds, was announced today during a meeting of the Compo Beach Playground Committee at Westport Police headquarters.
Suzanne Dodge, chair of the committee, said the Leathers firm was selected after careful screening of a number of applicants.
֓Bob Leathers and the folks at Leathers & Associates helped make the building of the original playground such an overwhelming success,” she said.
A large crowd today enjoyed a discussion with four of the 29 artists featured in the current exhibition “About Paint” at the Westport Arts Center—Barbara Grossman, Stephanie DeManuelle, Scott Richter and Gerald Saladyga. Curated by Alberta Cifolelli, Joyce Thompson and Benjamin Ortiz, the show runs through March 18. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Elisabeth Mercante for WestportNow.com
Westport First Selectwoman Diane G. Farrell (c) was among guests at the Westport Historical Society today for a charity tea. For the past 14 years, Westport’s Ann Sheffer has hosted a Ladies Lunch Ӗ for the Ladies Who Dont Have Time to LunchҔ to raise money for charities. But this year the usual venue was not available, so she decided to have a tea. The event, a celebration of International Womens Month, raised funds for three non-profit organizations: Legal Momentum, the nationҒs oldest Womens Rights Legal Advocacy organization; Arts for Youth Fund, a Fairfield County fund for arts education, and Dress for Success. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Emily Laux for WestportNow.com
Westport’s Gail Cunningham got together with New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg this past week as Keep America Beautiful kicked off its Great American Cleanup with a gala celebration in New York. Cunningham heads the Stamford-based Keep American Beautiful organization which runs the Great American Cleanup the nation’s largest community improvement program. She also sang “New York, New York” with actor Tony Danza at the event. Contributed photo
A promising sign of spring is the annual run of sap in the sugar maple trees. Naturalist Margaret Ardwin showed children how to find the best side of the sugar maple tree for inserting a tap during the maple sugar demonstration Saturday at Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center in Westport.(CLICK TO ENLARGE) Julia Mally for WestportNow.com