Monday, December 11, 2023


WACky Family Day Draws Crowd Image
A large crowd of children and their parents turned out out today for the Westport Arts Center’s WACky Family Day. The theme was food art to coincide with the Center’s current “Foodies” exhibit. Among parents attending was Doug Bernstein (l, baseball cap) of the Melissa & Doug toy company which sponsored a play area at the event. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for

A Feminist Look at ‘Raisin in the Sun’ Image
Sharon Friedman, professor of literature and drama at New York University, appeared at the Westport Public Library today with David Kennedy, associate director at the Westport Country Playhouse, to discuss Loraine Hansbery’s “Raisin in the Sun,” the next Playhouse production. In her talk “A Feminist Lens: Race, Class, and Gender in ‘A Raisin in the Sun,’ she examined Hansberry’s drama in the context of her exploration of racial, economic, and political oppression in mid-century America. “When Lorraine Hansbery died at an early age, the entire theater community mourned,” she said. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 61 Old Road Image
An application for a permit to demolish the house and detached garage at Westport’s 61 Old Road, off Maple Avenue North, is in process. Built in 1945, the one-story ranch has 714-square feet and the garage has 528-square feet. Both are on a .61-acre property which changed ownership last month for $550,000. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Comings & Goings: The Groove to PRW Image
The Groove, a children’s apparel and gift store, will open around Oct.15 at 420 Post Road West, across from Whole Foods, according to Westport co-owners Corri Neckritz (l) and Erin Berk.  Berk describes the store as “a hip destination with a boutique-y feel.”  Neckritz said in addition to kids apparel, “we’ll have overnight bags, fun jewelry, purses, toys and other things.” The 1,284-square foot space was formerly occupied by Coppola Marble and Granite. Groove can be reached at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) and at (203)557-8111. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Restaurant Week, Doodle Contest Begin Today

The Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce Restaurant Week begins today through 5 p.m. on Friday. Image
Participating restaurant Pane e Bene, 1620 Post Road East, offered up appetizer samples at a preview party at the Westport Arts Center. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for

This year in addition to lunch and dinner prix fixed menus, the week includes a Dinner Doodle contest encouraging diners to doodle on special napkins provided by the Westport Arts Center.

The entries will be featured at a Dinner Doodle Party on Oct. 17 at the Center.

Westport’s Home with Hope will be sponsoring its “Have a Meal, Give a Meal” food drive at all participating restaurants and diners are asked to bring nonperishable food items when dining out.