Saturday, March 02, 2024

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Surprise Diplomatic Kudos for Hunt Club Winner

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Among those congratulating Kristin Coe, the winner of today’s $25,000 Fairfield Grand Prix at Westport’s Fairfield County Hunt Club,  was a surprise guest—the U.S. Permanent Representative to the United Nations Zalmay Khalilzad (5th l.). Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff (3rd. l.) invited the envoy to join him in a visit to the Fairfield County June Benefit Horse Show following earlier jUNe Day celebrations. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

$25,000 Winning Form

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Kirsten Coe of North Hollywood Calif., riding 9-year-old Starlight, won the $25,000 Fairfield Grand Prix today at the annual Fairfield County Hunt Club June Benefit Horse Show.  The Westport event, one of the country’s oldest horse shows, has been in existence for 84 years and provides a venue for national and local level competitive events. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

History Lesson

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More than 50 jUNe Day visitors visitors participated in today’s Westport Historical Society tour of its historic octagonal barn and Main Street walking tour. Miriam Alunan (yellow blouse) of the Philippines asks Sally Rose, Westport Historical Society tour guide, a question on the model of 19th century Westport exhibited within the glass-enclosed case in the octagonal barn. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

U.S. Ambassador to U.N. Welcomed to jUNe Day

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Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff (l) welcomed U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Zalmay Khalilzad to the town’s annual jUNe Day salute to the United Nations today at a ceremony at Saugatuck Elementary School. It was the first time in jUNe Day’s 43-year history that anyone could recall a sitting permanent U.S representative to the United Nations attending the Westport event.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Large Turnout for jUNe Day

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More than 300 guests affiliated with the United Nations attended today’s annual jUNe Day in Westport. Guests had breakfast at Saugatuck Elementary School and then participated in an opening ceremony followed by a day’s full schedule of golf, tennis, walking tours, and visits to Earthplace, The Nature Discovery Center.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

U.N. Group Honors Former Speaker Stolberg

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Bill Hass (l) of the U.N. Association of Southwest Connecticut, presents the Ruth Streinkraus Cohen Award today to Irving J. Stolberg, former speaker of the Connecticut General Assembly and long-time backer of the United Nations at the jUNe day opening ceremony at Saugatuck Elementary School. U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Zalmay Khalilzad and Westport First Selectman Gordon Joseloff look on. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com