Chubbs is a big guy! Left on the doorstep of CHS, we’re unaware of Chubbs’ history or why his family gave him away, but what we do know is that he’s a happy, loving guy. Chubbs is looking for a home that is prepared for some grooming (since he has trouble reaching his back) and ready to let him lounge about and enjoy being a king. If you think Chubbs is the one for you, come to meet him at the Westport branch of the CT Humane Society today!
On a gorgeous blue-sky Sunday with a calendar date neither will have difficulty remembering, Westporters Patty Connor and Neal Radding were married today in a beautiful ceremony on Compo Beach’s South Beach. Lou Weinberg (l) of Westport who introduced the couple joins in the celebration. Gene Cederbaum of Westport performed the late afternoon ceremony. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com
Among the nine winners of the Historic District Commission 2010 Preservation Awards to be presented in a Town Hall ceremony at 7 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 18 is the remodeled garage at 6 Gorham Ave., adjacent to the house (inset) owned by The Rev. Peter and Barbara Powell. The HDC cites the award as being given “in recognition of the outstanding design and execution of your recent conversion of the garage to an office-guest house. When additional space is needed, re-using and adapting an existing structure is a desirable preservation strategy. In this case, you have preserved the structure and some of its charming elements and enhanced the streetscape.” The Powells are the recipients of the Helen Muller Award which recognizes notable preservation of a property located within a local historic district—in this case the Gorham Historic District. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
The Walter Ethan Allen family is grateful to Jeff Allen for representing us at the momentous occasion of the official opening of the Sherwood Mill Pond Preserve.
Jeff and I, along with our siblings, cousins and friends, spent our childhoods playing in and around the Mill Pond, and preservation of a part of it is very meaningful.
A special acknowledgment is due to my mother, Mary Riordan Allen, the last remaining owner of the Allen’s Clam House property, who 11 years ago, in the spirit of Captain Allen’s concern for the Mill Pond and its meadows, turned down high purchase offers from developers in favor of selling the property to the town at a price it could afford.
With generous matching contributions from like-minded Westporters, (Paul Newman, Harvey Weinstein and Martha Stewart among them) the town of Westport was able to buy the property, and honor my mother’s wishes that it be preserved in its natural state, dedicated to my grandfather, Captain Walter Dewitt Allen.
Many thanks to past Selectperson Diane Farrell, and all who contributed to making this vision a reality
Beatrice Zallen Grossman, wife of the late Dr. Bertram H. Grossman of Westport, died Oct. 9 at her home. She was 89.
Born Sept. 28, 1921 in Worcester, Mass., Bea (as she was known) was the daughter of the late Sadie and Morris Zallen. After graduating from Beth Israel Nursing School in Boston, she worked as a clinical instructor as well as a private nurse at several hospitals in New York City, California and Massachusetts.
Bea was also a nurse in the U.S. Army and traveled to Germany after World War II with Project Hope, a nonprofit organization delivering health, education and medical supplies where needed.
While working in Massachusetts, Bea met her future husband, Bertram Grossman, and they married in 1958. Bea continued her nursing career and helped support her husband Bert during his time in medical school.
Armed with plenty of garbage bags, the members of Builders Beyond Borders (aka B3) spent Saturday afternoon at Westport’s Sherwood Island State Park mending fences, pulling weeds and clearing trash and debris from the shoreline. B3 is a service organization of high school students and adult leaders who travel abroad to perform service projects in impoverished areas. Members also spend time participating in local community service projects. Last fall, B3 members helped clear and then plant at the site of the new Sherwood Mill Pond Preserve which celebrated its official opening Saturday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com
10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Saugatuck Congregational Church (245 Post Road East) – Westport Sunday Farmer’s Market Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Memory” 2 p.m. – Town Hall – Westport Community Theatre: “Enter Laughing” 3 p.m. – Westport Woman’s Club – Republican Town Committee Candidate Meet & Greet 3 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “The Diary of Anne Frank” (post performance: “A Brief Life Illuminated: The Power of Anne Frank’s Words,” Peter Nelson”) 3 p.m. – MTC MainStage (246 Post Road East) – Klea Blackhurst, “The Songs and Sass of Ethel Merman”