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Kicking Off Restaurant Week With the WestportNow Roll

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The first Westport-Weston Restaurant Week got under way today with 19 restaurants offering special fixed price lunches and dinners. The event is sponsored by the Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce. At Matsu Sushi, 33 Jesup Road, one of the participating restaurants, chef Sawn Wang shows off the just prepared WestportNow Roll, made up of king crab, asparagus and crunch on the inside, topped with shrimp, tuna, and avocado. The roll is not part of the fixed menus but may be purchased separately. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Movie Time in Westport

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It was movie time at the Westport Public Library today as it hosted more than 75 persons for a showing of the 1949 film “The Fountainhead.” The event was in conjunction with the “When Cool Was Hot” Westport Historical Society exhibit featuring modernism architecture. “The Fountainhead,” starring Gary Cooper, Patricia Neal, and Raymond Massey, is based on Ayn Rand’s 1943 monumental best-selling book about an uncompromising visionary architect who struggles to maintain his integrity despite pressures to conform and compromise his artistic and personal vision. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Environmental Series Debuts With Rachel Carson Film

Rachel Carson, whose 1962 book “Silent Spring” is considered a cornerstone of the environmental movement, will be the subject of the film “A Sense of Wonder” scheduled for Tuesday at 7 p.m. in the McManus Room of the Westport Public Library.

Free and open to the public, it is being sponsored by the library in conjunction with Westport’s Green Village Initiative (GVI), a grass roots organization stated in Fall 2008 to begin global environmental change at the local level.

It is the first of five events that GVI and the library have scheduled throughout April.

The film which debuted with a 100-city tour last March in conjunction with Women’s History Month, choreographs Carson’s last year of life as she battles cancer and the chemical industry.

Put Me in Coach

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Mark Flinn, a Westport Youth Basketball Association coach, ran through strategies with his sixth grade team, Wake Forest, during the season-ending March Madness games at Bedford Middle School on Saturday. Wake Forest narrowly defeated Texas 32-30 in the first game of the series. March Madness concludes this week. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) David Dreyfuss for WestportNow.com

Birdhouses on Display

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Among Project Return birdhouses that have appeared in stores in Westport is this one called “The Homestead” by Dick Reilly of Norwalk. It is in the window of Main Street’s Banana Republic shop. Reilly, a builder who specializes in preservation, received the Historic Preservation Award for the restoration of an 1850s house in Westport. He is one of a few artists who has contributed birdhouses every year since the inception of the Project Return birdhouse fundraiser. The birdhouses promote the 15th annual Project Return Art of the Birdhouse Auction on Friday, March 19 at the Rolling Hills Country Club in Wilton. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Sunday, February 28, 2010


Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “The Judge: Jazz Photographs by Musician Milt Hinton” (last day)
1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – Charlotte’s Web
2 p.m. – Westport Public Library – When Cool Was Hot! Film Series: “The Fountainhead” (1949)
3 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Looking at Masters of American Jazz,” Brian Torff Quartet
5 p.m. – The Inn at Longshore – Republican Town Committee 2010 Westport First Awards and Lincoln Day Dinner

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar