Wednesday, April 17, 2024

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Sunrise Rotary Presents Wine Tasting Tonight at Longshore


9 a.m. - Sherwood Island State Park - American Heart Association Fairfield County Heart Walk
2 p.m. - Westport Woman’s Club - Democratic Women of Westport present panel discussion on dozen wines from all over the world, according to a club news release.

Skolnick’s generosity has been responsible for making the event one of the most popular community events in Westport, the club said.

The evening will include gourmet carving stations with roast beef, roast turkey and international cheeses and breads. Music will be provided by an all star jazz band.

Turn-Away Crowd for Mozart Lecture

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There was a turn-away crowd for tonight’s Westport Arts Center presentation at the Wesport Public Library by Peter Gay, Sterling Professor of History, emeritus, at Yale University on “Mozart and the Enlightenment.” Gay suggested ways the new social and political environment of his era influenced Mozart and continues to frame today’s wide-ranging debates on religion, politics and personal identity. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Staples Boys Soccer Shuts Out Danbury

Keaton Cristobal’s goal with less than five minutes remaining lifted the Staples boys soccer team to a 1-0 victory today over Danbury at the losers’ field.

The victory gave the Wreckers (now 9-3-2) an important lift in their drive for an FCIAC playoff berth. At the same time, it knocked the Hatters out of contention for the state tournament.

Cristobal slotted the ball past the keeper after Ross McGibney’s pass was deflected wide by a defender. The game’s other hero was Brad Green, the reserve goalkeeper who, in his second straight start, turned away several tough chances and earned his second consecutive shutout.

Staples’ third game in three days is set for 3:45 p.m. Friday at Ridgefield. Like the others this week, it is a must-win for the Wreckers’ league playoff hopes.