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Historical Society Exhibit Opening Attracts Large Crowd

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The Westport Historical Society opened its “Westport Preserved—Westport Lost: Keeping Our Heritage Alive” exhibit today and about 250 persons attended the opening reception. The exhibit in the Society’s Betty and Ralph Sheffer Hall continues until May 4. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

WestportNow Teardowns Featured in WHS Exhibit

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A collection of photos from WestportNow’s popular “Teardown of the Day” feature by Dave Matlow (l) are featured in a multimedia presentation as part of the Westport Historical Society’s “Westport Preserved—Westport Lost” exhibit which opened today. Matlow was co-curator of the exhibit with Bob Weingarten.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

NY Times Focuses on Westport’s Green Energy Efforts

New York Times “Our Towns” columnist Peter Applebome today highlights the efforts of the Westport Green Energy Task Force and says don’t underestimate what the town is doing.WestportNow.com Image

In a Metro Section front page column headlined “A Community Tries To Shrink Its Footprint,” he said local governments tend to be good at some things strictly local, but “they tend to be less good at others, like, say, saving the world.”

He continued:  ”So it’s hard to make too much of the 60 or so people who turned out on a snowy, non-global-warming Thursday night for an event held by the Westport Green Energy Task Force. But it also might be a mistake to make too little.

“Westport, with its beachfront parks and leafy neighborhoods where the populace naturally tilts green, is ahead of the game but hardly unique in trying, in its own small way, to address climate change through public and private action.”

Sunday, January 20, 2008


11:30 am. – 5 p.m. – Longshore Club Park – Open skating at Westport Police Athletic League Ice Rink
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center Gallery – “Repositioning the Landscape” Exhibition
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center Alternative Gallery – “Car Parts” by Ken Scaglia
2 p.m. – Westport Public Library – The Usual Suspects Mystery Reading Group: “Death at La Fenice” by Donna Leon
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – Opening Reception: Westport Preserved—Westport Lost: Keeping Our Heritage Alive

Saturday Songs

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The McManus Room of the Westport Library was crowded today with enthusiastic families who came to enjoy “SteveSongs” by Steve Rosionek. The young performer blends participatory songs, clever stories and great melodies into a fun-filled time for children and parents alike. The event was sponsored by The Friends of the Westport Library. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

Family Musical Fun at the Library

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Steve Rosionek delighted an audience of children and parents at the Westport Public Library today with his “SteveSongs.” Rosionek only began performing his unique brand of original songs for kids and their families five years ago. He and his band will appear at the Levitt Pavilion this summer. Rosionek resides in Wethersfield, Conn. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com