Monday, May 27, 2024


Farewell Performance

Sixteen members of the Staples High School Orphenians, including seven who graduated last month, performed at the McManus Room in the Westport Public Library today. At the end of the performance the Orphenians applaud fellow Orphenian Alec Galambos (far right) who accompanied some selections on the piano today as well as having served as conductor for vocal performances. Alec will attend Emory University in the fall pursuing studies in music composition and politics. Today’s performance was the last time that this group of Orphenians will perform together.  Pictured (l-r) are: Anna Slate, Cindy Shuck, Mel Siegel, Natalie Carlson, Noah Schnoll, Steve Fuertes, Sally Eidman, Kathleen Hessman, Brooke Charlesworth, Zachary Shornick, Jacob Heimer, Claire Bangser, Chloe Sloat, Rachel Ivison, James Allison, and Alec Galambos. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Leading the Orchestra

Zachery Kampler, a 2001 Staples grad, led the Eastern Festival Symphony Orchestra Saturday night at the Midsummer Music Festival at the Norwalk Concert Hall. All net proceeds of the concert were donated to the Hudsan Valley Cerebral Palsey Association. The all volunteer orchestra, consisting of local college and high school students, played “Overture to Egmont” by Beethoven, “Peter and the Wolf” by Prokefiev and finally Tchaikovsky’s Violin Conerto. Just days before the concert, the violinist who was supposed to play the concerto abruptly quit and Igor Pikayzen, a recent Staples graduate and soon to be Julliard student, filled in. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jonathan Thrope for

Westport Property Transfers July 18-22, 2005

Property transfers as reported by the Westport Town Clerk’s office for the period July 18-22, 2005:

Gary M. Stibel to Amy S. Benjamin, 11 Covlee Drive, $3,372,500WN property.jpg

Alan C. Benjamin to Elliot and Barbara Cooperstone, 6 Marvin Place, $2,120,000

Masayasu and Emiko Koizumi to Carel and Brigid Vandermerwe, 38 Marion Road, $989,000

Lawrence E. Janes and John W. Williams Jr. to Andrew J. Thomas and Randall Alan Hammond, 64 Bayberry Lane, $2,299,000

John F. and Christine Wilkes Beninati to 554 17th street LLC, 43 Crescent Road, $980,000

Pieka Construction Inc. to Christopher D. Quigley, 129 Imperial Ave., $1,700,000