The Westport Public Library had a real treat today as Eugene Drucker, founding member of the six-time Grammy Award-winning Emerson String Quartet, both played his violin for the audience and also talked and read passages from his book, “The Savior: A Novel” taking place during the time of the Holocaust in Germany. Westporter Dora Stuttman, Drucker’s cousin, arranged for his appearance. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
Sunday, December 03, 2023
The boards of directors of the Fairfield County Community Foundation (FCCF) and the Greater Bridgeport Area Foundation (GBAF) have voted unanimously to merge the two foundations, it was announced today.
The merger, which will become effective in the first quarter of 2008, will form the leading philanthropic organization serving donors and nonprofit organizations throughout Fairfield County.
The two foundations have combined net assets of almost $150 million. Last year the two foundations awarded grants totaling $10 million.
Three Westporters serve on the board of Wilton-based FCCF—Leo Nevas, Ed See, and Bernicestine Bailey.
Cub Scouts from Westport’s Pack 100 toured the U.S. Military Academy at West Point Saturday as part of the academy’s annual Scout Day. In addition to the cadet-lead tour, the Cub Scouts watched demonstrations by the academy’s various clubs, participated in a tail gate party and attended the Army-Temple football game. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Members of the Connecticut Betta Club judged some of the betta entries Saturday during the Norwalk Aquarium Society’s 42nd annual Tropical Fish Show at Westport’s Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center. The show continues today. A betta is a small, freshwater ray-finned fish. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Julia Mally for WestportNow.com
10 a.m.-2 p.m. – Center for Senior Activities – Westport Farmers Market
Noon to 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center Gallery – Stalking Suburbia + Looking Inward, Looking Out
Noon to 4 p.m – Earthplace – 42nd Annual Tropical Fish Show
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – Around the World: photographs by Rudy von Bernuth opening reception
2 p.m. – Westport Public Library – Authors@the Library: Eugene Drucker on “The Savior”
2 p.m. Westport Town Hall – Westport Community Theatre presents “Rumors”
Today was Wild Dog Day at Westport’s Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center where visitors learned about wild dogs in Connecticut—coyotes, foxes, wolves and more. Among the visitors was June Green, an employee of the Westport branch of the U.S. Post Office, and her father Bill Malta, who is looking forward to his 103rd birthday in December. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Julia Mally for WestportNow.com