UPDATE After a rain delay, workers have completed repaving a portion of the parking lot on the New Haven-bound side of the Westport station in Saugatuck. The lot will be reopened upon painting of the striping, which they hope to get done by Wednesday, according to town officials. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo
Sunday, December 03, 2023
Congressman Jim Himes (D-4) will be guest speaker Tuesday at the Westport Rotary Club and will address health care reform and other issues.
Congressman Jim Himes addresses an audience at Westport’s Conservative Synagogue on Aug. 17 after a trip to Israel. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
The meeting is at noon at the Inn at Longshore. Guests are welcome and there is a $20 per person fee for lunch for nonmembers.
Himes begins a series of Town Hall meetings on health care reform tonight in Greenwich—Town Hall at 6:30 p.m. He will hold another at the same time on Wednesday at Norwalk High School and Thursday in Bridgeport at City Hall.
Himes is a first-time congressman, having defeated longtime Republican incumbent Christopher Shays in the 2008 election. This is his first appearance before the Westport Rotary Club since taking office.
The house at 4 Burritt’s Landing in Westport’s Saugatuck area is among eight winners of the Historic District Commission 2009 Preservation Awards to be presented in a Town Hall ceremony at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12. Owned by Winston and Ruby Allen, it is known as the Allen House, c. 1958. It was designed by Chicago architect Roy Binkley, Jr., a disciple of the Bauhaus school of architecture founder Mies van der Rhoe. “This award is being given in recognition of your exceptional efforts to restore and preserve this important mid-century modern house,” the HDC said. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Human / Nature” by Nancy Reinker
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Group Show II”
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Years in the Making: Ageless Artists, Ageless Art”
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Heads & Hands” by Kristin Rasich Fox
7 p.m. – Toquet Hall Teen Center – Goodbye Etc. (Acoustic)
7:30 p.m. – Staples High School, Cafeteria B – Board of Education (televised on Channel 78)
8:30 p.m. – Levitt Pavilion – Teen Flix: “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off”
Darien residents Matthew Millar and Penny Evans dance to the big band rhythms of the Fairfield Counts tonight in the 2009 season finale of Westport’s Levitt Pavilion. Millar said they have been to the Levitt many times and love to dance here but were disappointed that repeated rain limited their visit this summer to four or five. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
The 17-piece Fairfield Counts orchestra conducted by Dick Buriant performed its big band repertoire for a large crowd tonight on the final night of the Levitt Pavilion’s 2009 season. The audience was entertained with favorites such as “Little Brown Jug,” “South of the Border,” “You Made Me Love You,” “Tuxedo Junction,” and many others. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Connecticut Congressman John B. Larson (D-1), newly elected chairman of the U.S. House Democratic Caucus, told a Westport audience today he believes “some healthcare bill will pass in some form in honor of (the late Senator Ted) Kennedy because healthcare reform was his life’s work and goal.” Larson was guest at a reception at the home of Ann Sheffer and Bill Scheffler. He is serving his sixth term representing the Hartford area and is now the fourth ranking Democrat in the House. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Family and friends today escort the coffin of Westport attorney Leo Nevas from Norwalk’s Congregational Beth El en route to a cemetery. Hundreds attended the service for the legendary Westporter who died Wednesday at the age of 97. (See WestportNow Aug. 27, 2009) Among them was a member of the family of the late Nobel laureate and Soviet dissident Andrei D. Sakharov who said her entire family joined in mourning the passing of the renowned fighter for international human rights. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
UPDATE Westport firefighters joined the fight against neuromuscular disease and “filled the boot” for the Muscular Dystrophy Association at Westport’s Compo Beach today. Westport Firefighters Local 1081 has been a staunch supporter of MDA for many years. This year’s goal was to raise $2,000 for the cause. At the end of the day, that was far surpassed with $3,653 collected. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Motorcyclists taking part in today’s ninth Connecticut United Ride make their way along Wilton Road near Newtown Turnpike in Westport on their 60-mile journey from Norwalk to Bridgeport through 11 communities to honor 9/11 victims and raise money for charities. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com