Westport and area Democrats held a “party for the party” today at Fat Cat Pie Company in Norwalk. Former Westport Democratic Town Committee Chair Martha Aasen (r) was co-host of the event attended by more than 200 guests. Among them were Attorney General Richard Blumenthal (c), who is seeking the seat held by retiring Senator Christopher Dodd; Congressman Jim Himes (2nd l) , who is up for re-election in the fall, and Secretary of the State Susan Bysiewicz (l), who is a candidate for attorney general. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Saturday, March 02, 2024
Westport artist and illustrator Elaine Clayton watched people getting ready to ice skate at the PAL Ice Rink at Longshore Club Park. See more of her work at illuminara.com. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Elaine Clayton for WestportNow.com
Today’s New York Times highlights what it says may be a growing trend in Westport and other communities—builders erecting smaller homes.
A new house at 44 Long Lots Road at the corner of Long Lots Lane has 4,400 square feet and will sell for about $1.895 million. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
In a story in the Sunday real estate section, writer Lisa Prevost quotes builder Scott Buddenhagen as saying an example of this is a house he is building on Long Lots Lane. The house address is 44 Long Lots Road, at the corner of Long Lots Lane.
The 4,400-square foot structure will offer his usual custom architectural detailing and custom woodwork, the Times said.
It has a combined kitchen/family room area, four bedrooms, four baths, two powder rooms, a small library, a mud room and a large dining room. Even if people rarely use a formal dining room, Buddenhagen said, “they still envision that big holiday feast.”
Isabel Handa, 8, reads to Sheila Weiss’s dachshund, Sandy, 14, Saturday as part of the Westport Public Library’s Reading to Rover program. There were 18 dogs and 72 children involved in the day’s program in which children have a chance to read for 15 minutes to dogs to improve their reading skills. Another session will be held Feb. 27. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com
11 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Staples Field House – Westport Parks & Rec Football Clinic (boys and girls, grades 6-8)
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “The Judge: Jazz Photographs by Musician Milt Hinton”
2 p.m. – Westport Public Library – When Cool was Hot! Film Series: “My Man Godfrey” (1936)
3 p.m. – Music Theatre of Connecticut (246 Colonial Green) – “The Story of My Life”
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
Staples Indoor Track and Field Teams competed today in the FCIAC Western Division Championships at the Nistico Fieldhouse at Staples High School. The boys team won while the girls team placed second. More details and photos on www.staplesrunning.com. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Volunteers applauded at the end of today’s Food 4 Haiti cookbook sale and auction at Westport’s Saugatuck Congregational Church. More than 40 cookbook authors and food personalities donated items to benefit the United Nations World Food Programme’s Fund for Haiti. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Today’s Food 4 Haiti event at the Saugatuck Congregational Church was hosted by Westporter Ramin Ganeshram (l), food writer, cookbook author and chef, seen conferring with the Food Network’s Daisy Martinez who auctioned dinner for four with her at famed Puerto Rican dining establishment Don Coqui in New Rochelle, N.Y. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo