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Emanuelson Named Teacher of the Year

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Karen Emanuelson: Long Lots math support teacher. WN file photo/Dave Matlow
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Karen Emanuelson spoke tonight of those who inspire her and support her as she was announced as this year’s winner of the Westport Teacher of the Year Award.

She is an elementary school math support teacher at Long Lots Elementary. Five other teachers were also honored for their nomination for the award.

Emanuelson will be Westport’s representative in the state competition for teacher of the year.

Also nominated were Marissa DeVito Haddad, Kenneth C. Hine, Ursula Malizia, Nancy Pennell and Gregg Winters.

Staples Boys Soccer Shuts Out Harding 7-0

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Wrecker Matt Lamb moves the ball. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Amy Lamb for WestportNow.com
The boys soccer team of Westport’s Staples High School ran its record to 4-0-1 with a 7-0 victory over Harding this afternoon at Loeffler Field. 

Matt Sych celebrated his birthday with two goals, while Matt Lamb, Russell Oost-Lievense, Preston Hirten, Eric Meyer and Liam Bohonnon netted one apiece. 

Assists came from Lamb (2), Sych, Stuart and Eric Meyer.

The Wreckers travel to Fairfield Warde on Wednesday for a 4 p.m. match.

NY Times Editorial Page Editor to Address Y’s Women Oct. 9

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Gail Collins: formerly worked as a journalist in Connecticut. Contributed photo
Gail Collins, editorial page editor of The New York Times, will address the Y’s Women of Westport/Weston on Monday, Oct. 9.

The meeting at the Westport/Weston Family Y will begin with coffee and conversation at 11 a.m. followed by the 11:30 a.m. meeting. All Y’s Women meetings are open to the public.

Before becoming editorial page editor in 2001, Collins had been a columnist for the Times, and before that, a member of the paper’s editorial board. 

Collins has a special interest in Connecticut. She founded the Connecticut State News Bureau, which provided coverage of the state capitol and Connecticut politics.

Teacher of the Year to Be Announced Tonight

The Westport Board of Education will honor the 2007 Teacher of the Year during a ceremony before its regular meeting tonight.

The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. in the Staples High School cafeteria.

Six teachers—Karen Emanuelson, Marissa DeVito Haddad, Kenneth C. Hine, Ursula Malizia, Nancy Pennell and Gregg Winters—have been nominated for the honor, and the winner will be in the running for the state’s teacher of the year award.

The ceremony is open to the public.

Telling Secrets

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An overflow crowd attended the Y’s Women of Westport/Weston meeting today featuring Dan Burstein, author of the best selling “Secrets of the Code: The Unauthorized Guide to the Mysteries Behind The Da Vinci Code.” He talked about uncovering ancient mysteries from the Da Vinci Code to the latest findings about the Secret History of Mary Magdalene. Before the “Code” books Burstein had published technical books about China, Japan and other titles. He said it would take him three years to write one of the technical books and it would take a year of personal appearances to make a nominal sale of books. When it was decided to do the “Secrets of the Code” he and his co-editor, Arne J. de Keijzer spent three months of hard research and one month to get the book published.  It became an almost instant best seller helped, of course, by the popularity of the “Da Vinci Code.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 10 Fairfield Ave.

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A demolition application has been submitted for 10 Fairfield Ave. in Westport’s Compo Beach area. The house sold last December for $1,600,000. The 1935-built house is of 20th century vernacular style and is listed on the Westport Historic Resource Inventory. It is part of the Compo-Owenoke National Register Historic District. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Monday, Sept. 25, 2006


6 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim” cocktails, performance, and dinner
7 p.m. – Staples High School Cafeteria B – Board of Education Reception for Teacher of the Year
7:30 p.m. – Westport Public Library McManus Room – Westport author Ian Bremmer discusses his new book “The J Curve: A New Way to Understand Why Nations Rise and Fall”
8 p.m. – Staples High School Cafeteria B – Board of Education