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Monday, February 21, 2011


Westport Town Hall and Public Library are closed for Presidents Day
9 a.m. – 10:30 a.m. – Westport/Weston Health District – Wellness Clinic, adults and children
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “The Sketch Class: A Westport Tradition” and “Art From The Heart”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Roan Has a Forever Family

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Roan. Westport Animal Shelter Advocates
Roan is a 2-year-old Dalmatian-American Bulldog mix that is enjoying the easy life now that her six pups have been adopted by caring and responsible families.  Westport Animal Shelter Advocates (WASA) volunteers fell in love with her and her pups at Bridgeport Animal Control and couldn’t imagine taking only the pups to foster.  Roan is playful, smart and very loving.  Her nickname is “the Blanket” because she watches for you to lie on the couch so she can stretch out on top of you.  No need for a blanket or a roaring fire in the fireplace when Roan is around.  Roan gets along very well with other dogs from Chihuahuas to big bulldog mixes.  Roan is housebroken and gives you a nice bark by the door when she needs to go out.  Please send an email to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) for additional information and an adoption application.

Winter Weather Advisory Issued

The National Weather Service in Upton, N.Y. has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the Westport area for snow which is in effect from midnight tonight to 2 p.m. Monday.

The advisory said 3 to 5 inches is expected with visibility reduced to half a mile at times.

Light snow will develop around midnight with a period of moderate snow is likely into Monday morning, the National Weather Service said.

Snow will then gradually taper off from west to east late Monday morning into early afternoon, the advisory said.

John Edward Searight, 91

John Edward Searight (Ed), of Heritage Village in Southbury, formerly of Westport and Fairfield, died Feb. 16 of natural causes. He was 91.

Born Oct. 12, 1919 in Harrisburg, Pa., he was the son of the late Clarence Lee Searight and the late Amy Davidson Searight. He was raised in Harrisburg, Cincinnati, and Teaneck, N.J. where he graduated from high school.

An accomplished trumpet player, he trained in Manhattan and considered a career as a musician. His band was accompanied on occasion by Frank Sinatra.

In 1942, he graduated from Syracuse University where he was a member of Sigma Chi fraternity. He proudly served in the U.S. Navy from August 1942 to October 1945 as the commanding officer of the USS Andrews, PC606, in the South Pacific.

Hole in The Wall Gang Camp Benefit Set for March 29

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Paul Newman at The Hole in The Wall Gang Camp.(CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
The Westport Country Playhouse will host a benefit for The Hole in The Wall Gang Camp founded by Paul Newman on Tuesday, March 29.

Newman founded the camp 20 years ago when he took the sickest youngsters he could find – those with illnesses like cancer and sickle cell anemia – and gave them a special camp that would make their spirits soar.

“An Evening with Eddie & the Gang” will feature a screening of “The Hustler” starring Newman, and will kick off with highlights of the Camp’s growing services that in 2011 will reach more than 15,000 children,

“The purpose of this special evening is to remember and inspire all in attendance with the values that Paul held so dear and that find expression at Camp every day – the values of kindness, compassion and generosity, as well as a little bit of mischief,” said James Canton, the Camp’s chief executive officer.