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Comings & Goings: Embody Gourmet Opening in August

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Embody Fitness Gourmet plans to open at Bridge Square in Westport’s Saugatuck section the first week in August, according to personnel at next door neighbor Bistro 88 Asian Cuisine and Sushi Restaurant. Stamford resident and owner of the 720-foot square foot healthy food business. Gillen Bryan, 34, said he opened his first Embody Fitness Gourmet shop in Darien in January 2008.  He said said the quick service health café will offer juice blends, low carb sandwiches and specialty salads. (See WestportNow April 17, 2012) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Levitt Performance Moved Indoors

Due to the weather forecast for tonight, the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts has moved the Doug Wahlberg Band performance indoors to Saugatuck Elementary School’s air-conditioned auditorium, 170 Riverside Ave. 

Showtime is 8 p.m. and admission is free.

With the exception of water, food and beverages are not allowed inside the school. For more details, visit http://www.levittpavilion.com.

Dorothy D. Bonfietti, 86

Dorothy “Dee” Delling Bonfietti of Fairfield, a former preschool worker in Westport, died July 23 at the Trumbull home of her son. She was 86.

Born Sept. 20, 1925 in Bethel, she was daughter of Maxwell Delling and Edith (Lederer) Delling. She attended schools in Bethel and received her Bachelor’s Degree in textile design from the University of Connecticut.

She married Ebi Primo Bonfietti and raised five children in Fairfield.

Throughout her life, her primary focus was on her home and raising her children. Adventurous and committed to broadening her children’s horizons through education and travel, she traveled with her five children to historic sites, on ski trips and camping adventures for weeks at a time throughout the East Coast and Canada.

Westport Runner-Up in 10U District Tournament

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The Westport Little League 10U District team finished as the runner-up today in the Shelton Little Fellows tournament as they fell to Milford 7-6 in an exciting game with multiple lead changes. In order to reach the finals, Westport eliminated tough Fairfield American, Shelton National, Shelton American and Trumbull National district teams. Westport had beaten Milford National earlier in the tournament. This was the first time in several years that Westport had been invited to participate in the Shelton tournament which is limited to 16 of the top 10U district teams in the region. Members of the Westport team included (l-r, front row) Blake Lawrence, James Trinkle, William Eichhorn, Fraser Lyons, Teddy O’Kane, (middle row) Kevin Greer, Luc Yokoi, Andrew Moy, Adam Petro, and (top row) Coaches Petro, Yokoi and Eichhorn. Not pictured are Leo Aronson, Chris Calger and Michael Thompson and Coaches Thompson, O’Kane and Moy. Eichhorn, Moy and Yokoi were selected to the Tournament All Star team. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Himes Cites Need for Job Growth

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U.S. Rep. Jim Himes stopped by Oscar’s Delicatessen on Main Street in Westport today as he campaigned for re-election to a third term. Himes talked about the need to grow jobs and cited the iPhone as an example of American-led technology that needs to be replicated to help boost the economy. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

Westporter, 19, Sets Longshore Golf Record

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Westporter Andrew Gai, 19, shot a 59 at Longshore Club Park on Wednesday, which is a new all time low score at the course. Nationally ranked as junior player, he was named player of the year in both 2010 and 2011 at the Metropolitan Junior PGA tour. As a varsity high school player since freshman year at Staples High school, he earned MPV, FCIAC, and All State awards. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Riding for a Cause

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An estimated 1,300 cyclists of all ages took part today in the 8th annual CT Challenge charity bike ride. Participants left the Fairfield County Hunt Club in Westport on a routes of varying lengths to raise money to fund special programs to help cancer survivors get healthy and stay healthy. View is of cyclists on North Avenue. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo