Associate Artistic Director for Westport Country Playhouse, David Kennedy, and Westport Arts Center Director of Visual Arts, Helen Klisser During, prepare for next week’s “Love Night.” The program is scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. and will be a collaborative presentation from the two organizations, exploring the common language of visual art and theater. Actors, reading scenes from Shakespeare’s “Twelfth Night,” will help to weave together conversations, and to make powerful connections between Shakespeare’s words and “Love: In The Eye of The Beholder,” WAC’s current exhibition. “Twelfth Night, Or What You Will” will open at the Playhouse on Oct. 11. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Alyssa Crouse for WestportNow.com
For those of you that are in the process of selling your home, or thinking about selling, one very important factor to keep in mind is that the availability of financing has a great impact on your sale. Most buyers will need to obtain a mortgage, and they will need access to reasonable loan programs.
This Saugatuck Island contemporary home at 116 Harbor Road is listed at $1,395,000. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Photo courtesy of Prudential CT Realty
What initially appears like a very minor change in interest rates or loan limits might seem inconsequential to you, but it might make all the difference in the world as to whether a buyer can obtain a loan for your property.
Over the past few months, we have heard about a number of changes that were possible on the financial front. Probably the biggest change to affect mortgages was that Freddie Mac and Fannie Mae were to adjust loan limits downward as of Oct. 1 for government-backed mortgages.
While some industry experts had thought (and hoped) that this would not be the case, it is now going to be a reality.
The house at 128 Beachside Ave., Westport’s “Gold Coast,” was demolished. The 1930s almost 10,000-square foot home included 10 bedrooms and 11 bathrooms and was built by H. Smith Richardson, a Richardson-Vicks pharmaceutical company scion. The $20 million sale in October of three adjoining parcels on almost seven acres overlooking Long Island Sound was Westport’s second largest residential real estate transaction. (See WestportNow Oct. 30, 2010). It was the WestportNow Teardown of the Day on Dec. 15, 2010. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Jake Malowitz (shown above) was a defensive key in the Staples boys soccer team’s 1-0 win over Ridgefield today at home. Ben Root’s goal in the fourth minute was the difference. Also starring for the Wreckers were Steve Smith, Alex Tonsberg, Taylor McNair and keeper James Hickok. Staples is now 5-0-0, and hosts Norwalk on Friday at 4 p.m. in an important FCIAC contest. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Carl McNair for WestportNow.com
Reese’s is one large, gorgeous gal. She can be a bit temperamental and would do best with an experienced cat owner, but she does love to be pet on her terms! She had to be groomed when she arrived but her beautiful coat is growing in! She would probably be willing to share her home with another pet or two. She loves to talk and give head butts and would love a sunny windowsill to curl up on and watch the world from! If you think you have the forever home Reese’s needs, stop by the Westport Branch of the Connecticut Humane Society and meet her.