Sunday, March 03, 2024

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Whose Face is This?

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Of course, we all know that it’s the World War I Doughboy, the Westport Veterans Green statue with a visage that conveys sorrow, pride and respect for his fallen comrades in what was dubbed the war to end all wars. But whose face is it actually? Who was the model? Was he a Westporter? Or, is this face merely a composite that sprung from the creative process? If you have an idea, please let us know. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) James Lomuscio for WestportNow.com

Hooked on the Saugatuck

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Bob Nagle likes to spend all day fishing the Saugatuck River from Westport’s Pasacreta Park. The Bethel resident has been coming to fish in Westport for the past seven years because his landlocked hometown offers no sport for the saltwater fisher. On Saturday he trolled for stripers, though he wouldn’t have passed up a bluefish. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) James Lomuscio for WestportNow.com

Full Sail for the 45th Season

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John Kantor, who founded the Longshore Sailing School, was at the helm of his enterprise today where instructors and students alike hoped the sunny weather would hold out the entire Memorial Day weekend. The alma mater of countless Westport boaters, Longshore Sailing School this year marks its 45th season. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) James Lomuscio for WestportNow.com

Seabury Schedules Westporter’s Musical for Sunday

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Justin Paul: Wanted to share his work with his hometown. Contriibuted photo
A musical revue, “Edges,” co-written by Westporter Justin Paul is scheduled to be produced by Music Theater of Connecticut on Sunday at The Seabury Center at 45 Church Lane.

“My first attempt at writing for musical theater was for the MTC adaptation of ‘Pinocchio’ when I was in ninth grade,” said Paul, an MTC alumnus.

“It’s certainly been a few years since then, so it’s really neat to come back to MTC with some brand new material now that I have had the chance to hone some of my skills.”

“Edges,” set to run from 6:30 and 8:30 p.m., is a musical theater song cycle that tracks four distinct characters who feel stifled by a world in which they are not challenged to truly know themselves.