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Sunrise Rotary Donates to Food Closets

The Westport Sunrise Rotary Club food drive on Saturday resulted in 197 bags of food delivered to the Norwalk Open Door Shelter and the Westport Woman’s Club Food Closet.WestportNow.com Image
Food bags gathered by Westport’s Sunrise Rotary Club are loaded into a truck for delivery. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

The drive was held at the Super Stop & Shop on Post Road East. Club members asked shoppers entering the store to add one or more nonperishable items to their shopping lists and drop donations off on their way out. 

Shoppers responded generously, leaving 197 bags of canned fruits and vegetables, cereal, rice and pasta, and paper goods and other food preparation disposables.

“We thank everyone who supported this drive,” said George Masumian, who heads the club’s food drive program.

Sunday, February 7, 2010


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”
Noon and 5 p.m. – Seabury Center (45 Church Lane) – Center Stage Theatre Company: “Beauty and the Beast”
1 p.m. – 3 p.m. – Cedar Point Yacht Club (1 Bluff Point) – Summer Junior Sailing Program Open House (ages 8-17, membership not required)
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Public Library – Embroidery Guild celebrates National Embroidery Month
1:10 p.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Senior Center – Super Bowl Tailgate Party
2 p.m. – Westport Public Library – Music@the Library: Bennet Harris Acoustic Blues Trio
2 p.m. – Westport Community Theatre (Town Hall) – “Ice Glen”
3 p.m. – Music Theatre of Connecticut (246 Colonial Green) – “The Story of My Life”
4 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – Laura Ingalls Wilder
4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – Bridget Kibbey and Claire Chase: works by Bach, Britten, Paganini, Takemitsu, Piazzolla, and Carter
4 p.m. – Steinway Piano Gallery (501 Post Road East) – Stamford Symphony violinist Liz Lim Dutton performs Bach, Prokofiev, and Sarasate

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

“Fresh” Soup and a Movie

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At the Unitarian Church in Westport tonight more than 70 people came in from the cold to enjoy fresh homemade soup and a free screening of the movie “Fresh,” a film that celebrates the farmers, thinkers and business people across America who are helping create a sustainable food system. Frances Sink leads a discussion over dessert and coffee following the film. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Monique Bosch for WestportNow.com

Puzzle Winners

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The winners at today’s 11th annual Westport Public Library crossword puzzle contest posed with New York Times puzzle editor Will Shortz (2nd l). They are (l-r) first place winner Peter Rimkus, a software developer from Ashford, Conn., and runners-up Jan O’Sullivan and Alice Dutton, both Connecticut residents. After completing the assigned puzzles, the three winners each had to solve a final puzzle in an allotted time on a board on the stage while the other contestants followed along but were not scored. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com