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Peace Vigil in Fourth Year

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In June 2005, Westporters Mary and Howard Maynard and Estelle and Manny Margolis decided it was time to protest the war in Iraq that had at that time already resulted in more than 1,000 deaths and serious injuries to American troops. They said they could not think of a better way to “Support our Troops” than to get them out of harm’s way and bring them home. So the peace vigil on the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge in Westport’s center started on June 11, 2005. Since then, many others have joined the protest every Saturday from 10 a.m. until 11 a.m., rain or shine. Many passing motorists respond with encouraging horn blowing and waves while those in disagreement often do so with an upraised finger. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

Westport Property Transfers June 2 – 6, 2008

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period June 2 - 6, 2008:

Donald J. Wolk to Nick and Cindi Sunjka, 11 Sue Terrace, $632,000 WN property.jpg

Brenda Schwartz and Saul Moskowitz to Barbara W. Culp, 122 Harvest Commons, $885,000

James P. Cottingham Revocable Trust to Anne and Tony Greenberg, 12 Flower Farm Lane, $2,067,500

Victor Construction LLC to Edward E. and Bobbie Rhoads, 9 Wakeman Road, $1,975,000

Talking Baseball at the Senior Center

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Westporter Jeff White, an adviser to the Boston Red Sox, former chief financial officer of Major League Baseball and head of Westport Little League, talked about the business of baseball today at the Westport Center for Senior Activities. He said baseball owners’ profits are not as large as some may think and that their real opportunity to make a financial windfall is by one day selling their franchise. White, who wears his 2004 Red Sox World Series ring on his right hand, said the Red Sox will distribute their 2007 World Series rings on Monday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

Arts Center Debuts “Cover Story” and “Solos Show” Tonight

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The Westport Arts Center debuts two exhibits tonight with a reception open to the public at the center at 6:30 p.m. “Cover Story” is an exhibition of contemporary book jacket design by local artist/designers to celebrate the Westport Public Library’s 100th birthday. “The Solos Show” is an annual show that features the work of six member artists/artist pairs in mini-galleries built within the Westport Arts Center Gallery. Alyssa Crouse, the center’s communications director, reviewed some of the works prior to the opening. Both exhibits run through July 20. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Friday, June 20, 2008


9:30 a.m. – Town Hall Room 201 – Commission for Senior Services
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Solos Show”
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Cover Story”
1:15 p.m. – Westport Senior Center – Jeff White: “Finances in Professional Sports”
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – Opening Reception, “Solos Show”
6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – Opening Reception, “Cover Story”
7 p.m. – Toquet Hall Teen Center – The Knockouts w/ The Poster Boys, Justin Biaggi and The Hopeless Romantics. and Shadow Act
7:30 p.m. – Westport Town Hall – Enso Quartet
8 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “Hot ‘n Cole:  A Cole Porter Celebration!”