The Westport Public Library will feature “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time” by Mark Haddon in its 2006 Westport Reads annual townwide book club. Westport Reads 2006 launches March 8. Contributed photo
The first of six events in the program kicks off Wednesday, March 8 at 7:30 pm, in the library’s McManus Rood with Jeff Woodman, reader of the audio-book.
The debut novel by Haddon, first published in hardcover in 2003, is written from the point of view of an autistic 15-year-old who investigates the murder of a neighbor’s dog. Publisher’s Weekly said it “brims with touching, ironic humor. The result is an eye-opening work in a unique and compelling literary voice.”
On Thursday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. Daniel Stashower, author of the award-winning “Teller of Tales: The Life of Arthur Conan Doyle” will discuss the life and legacy of the creator of Sherlock Holmes.
Today’s WestportNow teardown is 6 Garden Lane off Westport’s Post Road East near Barnes & Noble. A demolition application is pending. The property changed hands in December for $550,000. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Amy L. Y. Day: Named to best lawyer list. Contributed photoAmy L. Y. Day of Westport, a partner in the Westport law firm Wake, See, Dimes & Bryniczka, has been selected to be included in the 2007 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America 7” in the trusts and estates area.
Inclusion in the publication is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey, an announcement said.
Day, a past president of the Westport Bar Association, has served on the Executive Committee of the Estates and Probate Section of the Connecticut Bar Association for the past 20 years. She also is a member of the Advisory Committee of Connecticut Lawyer, a publication of the Connecticut Bar Association and a member of the Estate Planning Council of Lower Fairfield County.
Day, Staples High School Class of 1970, is an honors graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law and received her bachelor’s degree from Smith College (A.B., cum laude, 1974) in Northampton, Mass., where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.
First Selectman Gordon Joseloff announced Friday that a citizens’ brown bag luncheon will be held Wednesday, March 8, at noon at the Westport Public Library.
Library Director Maxine Bleiweis and members of the library’s Board of Trustees will also attend. Library officials will provide an update on the library’s programs and activities as well as make a presentation about a proposed expansion/renovation project.
Joseloff anticipates holding a citizens’ brown bag luncheon monthly at various locations throughout Westport. Westport residents are invited to bring a sandwich and attend the luncheon at the Westport Public Library, 20 Jesup Road. Coffee will be provided, an announcement said.
The Westport Arts Center Friday night debuted its “Hypervision” exhibit which runs though April 4. Picturted is Barry Katz, a member of the center’s board, as he makes eye contact with artist Janine Antoni’s super enlarged photograph entitled “Mortar and Pestle.”. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Westport ‘s Alan Abel is just back from doing what he likes to do best – pulling off a hoax. This time it was in Nebraska, home to this week’s $365 million Powerball winners.
Abel, aided by several others, briefly convinced many in the media that the winner was a boisterous, unemployed trucker from Omaha, according to the Des Moines Register.
A man posing as the lottery winner, under Abel’s guidance, spent midday Monday buying lunch for a roomful of strangers at a Village Inn in Lincoln, the newspaper said.
It said Bob Pagani of Pacific City, Ore., 54, took the starring role in the hoax as the faux trucker/jackpot winner who walked into the restaurant with $2,000 cash and a photocopy of the supposed winning ticket.