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.
Gail Collins: formerly worked as a journalist in Connecticut. Contributed photoGail 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.
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.
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
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
Sunday’s weather was hot and humid with threatening clouds and a small rainstorm. The clouds still lingered but lightened up enough to allow another pretty sunset as viewed from Westport’s Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
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
Rain drops not dust turned out to be the problem at today’s Concours d’Elegance classic car show on Westport’s Veterans Green. A few afternoon light showers brought out the plastic over some of the entrants, but most of the show was held under sunny or partly cloudy skies. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Westport’s Town Hall is reflected in the distinctive rear-side window of this pristine 1966 Shelby Mustang GT 350H at the Concours d’Elegance classic car show at Veterans Green today. The car is a special version made for Hertz Rent-a-Car, which rented for $17 per day in 1966. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) David Dreyfuss for WestportNow.com