Thursday, June 08, 2023


On Broadway Image
Students at Westport’s ABC (A Better Chance) House attended today’s matinee performance of Broadway’s “In the Heights,” a musical panorama of a neighborhood in Washington Heights undergoing change. After the show, the actors appeared on stage to
take questions from the youngsters. The Westport ABC House boys were joined by the ABC House girls from Darien and aftwards had a pizza party at the Westport house. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Andy Yemma for

Making the Cut: Cheese Lovers Converge at Whole Foods

By James Lomuscio

The art of cracking an 85-pound wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano, a.k.a. Italian Gold, is so demanding, the term “cut the cheese” seems a gross understatement. Image
Zachary Stein, a Trumbull resident and a special department team leader at Westport’s Whole Foods market, cracks an 85-pound wheel of Parmigiano Reggiano at the store today as the company hoped to set a world record. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Many say that making the cut requires skill reminiscent of master masons, if not sculptors. Even likening it to splitting a diamond does not seem a stretch.

And so today about 30 of the curious foodies and cheese lovers converged at Westport’s Whole Foods Market on Post Road West to watch Zachary Stein, team leader for the specialty department, break the wheel. They also got to have a taste.

All 176 Whole Foods Market stores in the United States, Canada and throughout the United Kingdom had scheduled to crack such wheels simultaneously today. The goal, company officials said, was to beat the stores’ 2008 Guinness World Record of 300 wheels opened at once.

Elaine Y. Suan, 75

Elaine Y. Suan, wife of Andre C. Suan, died at her home in Westport on Feb. 26. She was Image
Elaine Y. Suan: Westport resident since 1971. Contributed photo

She was born May 22, 1934, in China and was the daughter of the late Shen Fu and Su Hwa (Fan) Chang. She has been a resident of Westport since 1971.

She graduated from the University of Illinois in 1958 with a bachelor’s degree in home economics. She was a member of Phi Upsilon Omicron, a professional home economics fraternity.

After her graduation she worked as a dietician for Yale University. She was a member of the Connecticut Piecemakers and was an avid quilter and gardener as well as a wife, mother and grandmother.

Describing the Art of Film Making Image
The Westport Arts Center today hosted a program abut film making for young people. Michael Mittelstaedt, director of the Motion Picture Arts Division at the acclaimed Interlochen Center for the Arts in Interlochen, Mich., explained Interlochen’s programs focusing on the motion picture arts. The Westport Youth Film Festival and Interlochen have developed a relationship based on the uniqueness of the opportunities they offer to high school filmmakers. This year’s Westport festival is scheduled for May 7 and 8. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Lefkowitz for