In contrast the the crowd of people and dogs on the beach over the weekend, Compo Beach today was relatively deserted. A runner made her way through the rain and mist. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
Friday, September 29, 2023
Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period March 10 – 14, 2008:
Russell Thomas and Debra Jane Libby to Sirva Relocation Credit LLC, 2 Indian Point Lane, $1,250,000
Sirva Relocation Credit LLC to Harold Feder and Betty Manesiotis, 2 Indian Point Lane, $1,250,000
Mehdi Dilmaghani and Co. Inc. to 222 Post Road West Assoc. LLC, 220 – 222 Post Road West, $6,175,000
David Kronick to 11 Hunting Lane LLC, 11 Hunting Lane, $732,500
By Larry Untermeyer
A unique exhibit opened Sunday night in Westport of art works by students at the Jewish High School in Berlin, Germany, portraying their responses to the memories and artifacts of Westporter Janet Beasley’s childhood in Germany during World War II.
Berlin student artist Nigjar Marduachajeva and her collage “Contradiction” depicting her reaction to Westporter Janet Beasley’s workshop describing growing up in Germany as a 9-year-old during the Holocaust. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com
Beasley traveled to Germany in November 2006 and met with the students under the auspices of the Jewish Museum there and told them of her recollections as a 9-year-old surviving the Holocaust.
Their paintings and collages, part of an exhibit called “Memories of a Childhood Lost,” will remain on display at Earthplace,The Nature Discovery Center, through April 13 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday to Saturday and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sundays.
Beasley, married to long-time Westporter Dr. Al Beasley, greeted the German visitors and her Westport friends at a reception at Earthplace marking the exhibit’s opening.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center Gallery – “The Paradox of Water”
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Westport Preserved—Westport Lost: Keeping Our Heritage Alive”
10:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 102 – Representative Town Meeting Ordinance Committee
6 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309/307 – Board of Education anticipated executive session and special meeting
7 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Planning & Zoning Commission work session
7:30 p.m. – Westport Public Library – WestportReads 2008: “Dorothy’s Heroic Quest” with Mark Schenker
Westport’s Staples High School tonight honored its wrestling team at the annual banquet at Continental Manor in Norwalk. Seniors given special recognition included (l-r) Spencer Cohen, Alex Crosby, Max DeMonico and Eric Menchaca (not pictured is Tommy Kalb). Staples Block S Award winners were Cohen and Menchaca. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
UPDATE Overhead wire damage in the vicinity of Westport caused 15 to 20 minute delays for several hours today on Metro-North’s New Haven Line, the railroad said.
An advisory shortly after 10 a.m. said only one track was in service. Two hours later another advisory said all service had been restored to normal.
Shea, a 2-year-old Boston Terrier, romps at Westport’s Compo Beach on Saturday.This is the last weekend of the season dogs are allowed at the beach—the ban goes into effect Tuesday until Oct. 1. Shea is owned by Brandy Stanton of Westport who named her dog in honor of New York’s Shea Stadium. She felt that while the stadium, now in its final season as home of the Mets, will be replaced next year by a new stadium with a new name, her dog will help keep the name Shea alive. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center Gallery – “The Paradox of Water”
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Westport Preserved—Westport Lost: Keeping Our Heritage Alive”
2 p.m. – Town Hall – Westport Community Theatre: “Orson’s Shadow”
3 p.m. – Suzuki School (212 Post Road West) – Pillow Concert Series: Guitarist Daniel Corr