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Juicing Up Business

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Westport retailers are coming up with creative ways to help each other boost business during economically tough times. Fitness professionals from TargetTraining, 772 Post Road East, today were at Robeks Juice, the premium smoothie and healthy fast food store at 398 Post Road East next to Trader Joe’s, to demonstrate some of the latest equipment and fitness techniques for a healthy life style. Robeks will provide free healthy food samples every Saturday for the next six weeks. Pictured are (l-r) Eneas Freyre and Mihael GInghina of TargetTraining and Rob Adler of Robeks. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Winter Storm Watch Issued

The National Weather Service in Upton, N.Y. has issued a winter storm watch for Westport and area which is in effect from Sunday evening through Monday afternoon.

Snow, possibly mixed with sleet at times over eastern Connecticut and Long Island, will develop Sunday evening, an advisory said. The precipitation will change to all snow Monday morning and be heavy at times before tapering off late Monday.

There is the potential for at least 8 inches of snow across the tri-state by the time the snow comes to an end.

There is still some uncertainty as to the exact timing, strength, and track of this low, so expect the forecast to change somewhat as details become clearer as the storm draws close, the advisory said.

Saturday, February 28, 2009


Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Presidents, Politicians & Popular Heroes”
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Paintings by Gay Dearborn”
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Preemptive Resistances”
4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m. – Staples Field House – Westport Little League Softball Girls’ (grades K-3) Jamboree
7 p.m. – Toquet Hall Teen Center – Open Screen Night
8 p.m. – Seabury Center (45 Church Lane) – Center Stage Theatre Company’s Spontaneous Generations Improv Troupe

Setting Up for SpinOdyssey

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Co-Chairs Patty Kondub and Douglas Schwartz pose with the more than 30 members of Westport’s Staples High School football team who gathered tonight at the Fitness & Tennis Club, 490 Westport Ave., Norwalk to help set up the gym for Sunday’s 10th annual SpinOdyssey. The event is a major fundraiser for the American Cancer Society that has raised $1.9 million over its initial nine years.  According to Kondub, the event has annually raised $500,000 in the past two years. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Himes to Meet Westporters Sunday at Sherwood Diner

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Congressman Jim Himes talks to reporters last week at Westport Town Hall. Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Congressman Jim Himes will hold community coffee hours in Westport on Sunday, his office announced today.

The public is welcome to the informal session at the Sherwood Diner, 901 Post Road East, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

“No appointment is necessary, and residents are encouraged to drop by to share their thoughts, ideas, and concerns with the congressman,” a news release said.

The Westport session by Himes is his first since being sworn in as successor to Republican Christopher Shays who often held community meetings with constituents during his 21 years in Congress.

Westport Property Transfers Feb. 9 – 13, 2009

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Feb. 9 - 13, 2009:

Dean M. Gianoukos and Robin M. Farley to Jason W. and Anne S. Epstein, 1 Partrick Road, $1,300,000 WN property.jpg

D and J Main Street LLC to United Realty of Connecticut Inc., 139 - 141 Main St., $4,340,000

Jane C. Edmundson Est. to Elizabeth Epifano, 35 Bridge St. Unit 302, $184,636

Wayne Uccellini to Patricia Taylor, 6 Pondside Drive, $420,000