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Saturday, April 26, 2008


9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Earthplace – “Recycled Into Art,” works by Harrat Sommerhoff
9 a.m. – 2 p.m. – United Methodist Church – Tag Sale to benefit charities for women and children
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – 70 Sanford St., Fairfield (across from Fairfield Metro North station) – Farmers Market
11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “The Substance of Style” by historic preservationist Rachel Carley
11 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Earthplace – Green Earth Fair
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Westport Preserved—Westport Lost: Keeping Our Heritage Alive”
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Color in 3D”
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Found”
4 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “Time of My Life”
7:30 p.m. – Staples High School Black Box Theater – “Romeo and Juliet”

Westport Photojournalist Addario Addresses NYC Audience

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Westporter Lynsey Addario (r), a 1991 Staples High School graduate and now an award-winning, Istanbul, Turkey-based photojournalist, was a featured guest at a New York City lecture tonight. The event, “In Conversation: Lynsey Addario and Elizabeth Rubin Covering Conflict,” was sponsored by the International Center for Photography, in partnership with the Center for Architecture. Rubin (l), a contributing writer for The New York Times Magazine, and Addario have worked together in Northern Iraq, Saudia Arabia, Afghanistan, and Darfur. Addario (www.lynseyaddario.com) photographs for National Geographic, The New York Times, The NYT Magazine, Time, and Fortune, among others. The discussion was moderated by Kathy Ryan (c) photo editor of The New York Times Magazine. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Proud Family

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Among those in the audience for tonight’s New York City panel discussion featuring award-winning Westport photojournalist Lynsey Addario were her mother and three sisters—like their younger sister, all Staples High School graduates. Pictured (l-r) are mom, Camille Addario, and sisters Lesley (Staples ‘89), Lisa (Staples ‘86) and Lauren (Staples ‘84). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Friday, April 25, 2008


9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Earthplace – “Recycled Into Art,” works by Harrat Sommerhoff
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. – United Methodist Church – Tag Sale to benefit charities for women and children
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Westport Preserved—Westport Lost: Keeping Our Heritage Alive”
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Color in 3D”
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Found”
7 p.m. – Earthplace – Green Earth Cabaret Benefit with Leslie Orofino
7 p.m. – Toquet Hall Teen Center – Lansdowne w/Undefyed, On The Victrola, Bistro Spirits
7:30 p.m. – Seabury Center – Westport Arts Center presents Imani Winds
7:30 p.m. – Staples High School Black Box Theater – “Romeo and Juliet”
8 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “Time of My Life”

Westport Property Transfers April 7 – 11, 2008

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period April 7 - 11, 2008:

Ted E. and Amy Orenstein and David A. and Stephanie A. Webster, 4 Green Acre Lane, $1,975,000 WN property.jpg

Rafael and Ann Laredo to Sue B. and Stephen A. Levy, 164 Compo Road South, $537,500

Kim Cavalier Alianiello to T. Anthony Howell, 55 Woodside Ave., $860,000

Ronald and Carolyn Schulman to Christopher and Kathryn Burki, 2 Fraser Lane, $3,200,000

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 82 Hillspoint Road

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An application is in process for a permit to demolish the house at 82 Hillspoint Road. Built in 1810, the house known as the Stratton-Rippe House is listed on Westport’s Historic Resources Inventory for Buildings and Structures.  According to documentation by the Connecticut Historical Commission, “it survives as a well preserved statement of a substantial, picturesquely detailed farmhouse.” The two-story antique has 2,042 square feet and is situated on 1.25 acres. The house, currently owned by the Leo A. Gordon estate, is for sale during the demolition application process. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com