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Showing the Flag

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The American flags were flapping in the breeze today on the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge in Westport’s center. On Saturday, the flags will be replaced by those of the member states of the United Nations as Westport marks its annual jUNe Day. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Bob Eckman for WestportNow.com

UPDATE: Nino the Cat Came Home

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UPDATE: His family reported he came home and is in excellent shape and not even hungry. Nino is an orange-beige and white 5 year old neutered male cat, with white “bib,” “socks,” white markings on his face and rings on his tail.  He has yellow eyes and is of medium weight and size.  He is not wearing a collar, but is micro-chipped (Home Again). Please check your shed and/or garage, as cats often wander into them and get closed in. If you find him, please call (203) 858-3061. Thank you.

UPDATE: Winnie the Shih Tzu/Cairn Terrier Mix is Home

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Shy Winnie is missing.

UPDATE: Winnie was found in the Compo Mill Cove beach area. She traveled from Mill Plain Road in Fairfield starting on Friday night. She was making her way back home.

Winnie, a 5-year-old Shih Tzu/Cairn Terrier mix, gray and tan colored with a dark colored face, prior to being found was last seen in the Westway/Greens Farms area of Westport.

~ The Goss Family

Sunday, June 19, 2011

10 a.m. – 1 p.m. – Saugatuck Congregational Church (245 Post Road East) – Sunday Farmer’s Market
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Christie’s Country Store (161 Cross Highway) – Farmers’ Market
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – 2011 Solos Exhibition
Noon – 5 p.m. – Westport Woman’s Club (44 Imperial Ave.) – Yankee Doodle Fair (rides open at 1 p.m.)
2 p.m. – Town Hall – Westport Community Theatre: “Sabrina Fair” (last day)
2 p.m. – Westport Public Library – The Usual Suspects: “The Broken Teaglass,” Emily Arsenault
3 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “The Circle”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Amelia Mary ‘Millie’ Salemme, 96

Amelia Mary “Millie” Salemme of Hamden, a waitress for many years at Mario’s in Westport, died June 17 at Whitney Manor in Hamden. She was 96. WestportNow.com Image
Amelia Mary “Millie” Salemme: longtime Mario’s employee. Contributed photo

The wife of the late Priscoe A. Salemme, she was born in Waterbury on May 30, 1915, the daughter of the late Pasquale and Teresa Palma Sacco.

She is the mother of Teresa “Terri” (Albert) Cosenza and the late Marie Post; sister of the late Helen Rapuano, Inez Barone, and Mario and Joseph Sacco; loving grandmother of Frank Simiola, Jennifer Petrillo, Michael, Paul and Jude Ann Forte, and Mark Cosenza. She is also survived by eight great-grandchildren and many loving nieces and nephews.

Funeral from the Iovanne Funeral Home, 11 Wooster Place, New Haven, Tuesday at 9:30 a.m. Mass of Christian Burial in St. Michael’s Church at 10. Burial in St. Lawrence Cemetery. Visiting hours will be Monday from 4 to 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to a charity of one’s choice.

Sister Matilda Marie Dery, 93

Sister Matilda Marie Dery of the Sisters of Notre Dame, a former teacher at Westport’s Assumption School, died June 16 at the Notre Dame Long Term Care Center in Worecester, Mass. She was 93.WestportNow.com Image
Sister Matilda Marie Dery: taught at Assumption. Contributed photo

Born Pauline F. Dery in Winchendon, she was the daughter of Maurice O. and Matilda Dery. She entered the Sisters of Notre Dame in 1936.

She graduated from Murdock High School, Winchendon, and Emmanuel College, Boston, and later earned a master’s degree in education from Fairfield University in Conn.

Sister Matilda Marie was a teacher and principal at the Holy Name School in Chicopee and later St. Kevin School in Warwick, R.I. for 35 years. Early in her ministry, sister taught at St. John and Ascension schools, both in Worcester, and at Assumption School in Westport.

Teen Poster Design Contestants Honored

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Six of the contestants in a teen poster design contest, co-sponsored by Westport Sunrise Rotary and Westport Public Library, appeared on stage today in a ceremony at the library announcing the winners.  The contest was to create a poster involving the Rotary’s “4-Way Test” of ethical behavior. All the posters created will remain on display at the library through June 30. Pictured (l-r) are: Timothy Yang, 12th grade, first place; Erkina Sartbaeva, ninth grade; Nate Rosen, ninth grade; Kristyn Palumbo, 12th grade;  Madeline Mafilios, 12th grade,  second place, and Callie Kole, 10th grade. At the podium is Dennis Wong of Sunrise Rotary, who organized the contest. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com