Premium gasoline is just under the $4 line at the Country Store at the corner of Wilton Road and Newtown Turnpike. Those who use premium are paying $3.99 per gallon. Michael Connelly, the station owner, said it is the highest price ever posted at the station. “We’ve never reached the $4 price yet, but by the time you put this on your Web site it may no longer be that way,” he said. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Monday, December 11, 2023
Suzanne Dodge, Compo Beach Playground Committee chairwoman, directed a staff of more than 75 in today’s annual maintenance day effort to prepare the playground for the summer. Shannon Hanley, a member of the committee, said the days is the playground’s “yearly health check.” Rebecca Ellsley, also a committee member, said volunteers check and repair chains, bolts, and rearrange the sand to make the playground safe, especially in advance of the heavy summertime use. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Earthplace – “Recycled Into Art,” works by Harrat Sommerhoff
9 a.m. – Sherwood Island State Park – 19th Annual Great Strides Walk-a-thon: Taking Steps to Cure Cystic Fibrosis
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – 70 Sanford St., Fairfield (across from Fairfield Metro North station) – Farmers Market
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”
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Earthplace – Silvermine African Violet Show
2 p.m. – Long Lots Elementary School – Music Theatre of Connecticut School presents “Charlotte’s Web”
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. – Staples High School Black Box Theater – “Romeo and Juliet”
3:30 p.m. – Westport Public Library – “U.S. Policy & Israel-Palestine” with Dr. Alfred Gerteiny and Dr. Mazin Qumsiyeh
7 p.m. – Toquet Hall Teen Center – Street Credit w/ Frankie and His Fingers, Red Seal, and Johnny Blaster
8 p.m. – 11 p.m. – Temple Israel (14 Coleytown Road) – Israeli Art Exhibition & Sale
Westport’s Long Lots Elementary School held its annual fifth grade “read-in” tonight. One of the many activities was an exuberant round of Simon Says, followed by a magic show—both led by Long Lots parent (and New York Times tech writer) David Pogue. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com
Westport Artist and Illustrator Naiad Einsel addressed an audience of more than 75 who attended “Meet the Artist” today at the Westport Center for Senior Activities. Einsel presented a history of her commercial illustrations, many of which she collaborated on with her late husband Walter. It was the the first of a five-part series, and it continues each Friday from 1:30-3 p.m. through June 6. Westporrt artists Arlene Skutch, Alberta Cifolelli, Laura Wilk and Ann Chernow are the scheduled presenters. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Sunrise Road from Indian Hill Road to Saugatuck Avenue was closed today. The road is closed as part of the $1.4 million Connecticut Light & Power project to upgrade the electricity distribution system in Westport (See WestportNow April 28) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
The Westport Fire Department will hold its 10th annual Charity Golf Tournament on Monday at Longshore Golf Course.
The tournament will benefit the Connecticut Burns Care Summer Camp for Children and other local charities.
The tournament will be a shotgun format with tee off at 8 a.m. A luncheon will follow at the Inn at Longshore, along with a charity raffle.
Prizes for the top three foursomes, two closest to the pin holes, the longest drive, and closest to the line hole will be presented at the conclusion. There will also be “win a new Volvo with a hole in one” on Hole 15 and a putting contest.
Coleytown Elementary School will hold its annual Museum Night today at 7-9 p.m. at the school, which is on Easton Road. The night is the culmination of the Art Smart program at the school. The program, which is run by volunteer parents, exposes elementary school students to art from throughout the world. Museum Night features the children’s work. Contributed photo
First Selectman Gordon Joseloff poses with Kinnary Patel, one of the Westporters working on the May 17 event. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Two Westporters are co-chairing the fifth annual “Walk This Way ... With Us” event for the Whittingham Cancer Center.
The walk will take place at Calf Pasture Beach Park in Norwalk, on Saturday, May 17. Registration takes place at 11 a.m. and the walk takes place at noon.
Tammy Zelkowitz and Amy Schafrann are serving as the events co-chairs.
Zelkowitz has volunteered on the planning committee for this annual event since its inception five years ago. Her husband, Dr. Richard Zelkowitz, chief of hematology and oncology at Norwalk Hospital, has also been a major supporter of this walk and has seen the direct impact of this event on the programs and services of the Cancer Center.