Saturday, March 02, 2024

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Earthplace Fun: Young and Wise Old Owl

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Part of today’s Green Day activities at Westport’s Earthplace was a chance to meet staff member Amanda Chisholm and Earthplace’s new permanent resident, Marble, a barred owl that is most common in the Northeast. Volunteer Dave Carda of Fairfield said, “The owl, which weighs 12-13 ounces, could live in captivity for 15-20 years, much less time if it remained in a natural habitat.”  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

‘A Place at the Table’ Closes Out Green Day

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The Westport Cinema Initiative, in partnership with the Saugatuck Congregational Church and supported by several local religious institutions, today presented a showing of “A Place at the Table,” a documentary film about hunger in America. The closing act for the Staples High School Green Day brought more than 100 persons to the Westport Town Hall Auditorium. A talk back followed moderated by the Rev. Alison J. Buttrick Patton of the Saugatuck Congregational Church (r) and included (l-r)  Kevin Mullins, Community Plate, Bun Lai, chef and owner, Miya sushi restaurant, and Michel Nischan, head chef at Westport’s Dressing Room restaurant and founder of Whole Wave. Contributed photo

Soleil Shines at Gymnastic Championship

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Soleil Molesworth, 11, of Westport took first place for her age group Saturday in the AAU Connecticut State gymnastics championship competition in Windsor. She took the gold with first place finishes in the floor exercise, the uneven bars, and the balance beam, and a bronze medal for the vault. Her overall scores gave her the first place finish and trophy for the best in all around honors.Ten AAU gymnastics teams from all over Connecticut competed at the event. Contributed photo

Family Y Gymnasts Perform at Bluefish Game

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The Westport Weston Family Y’s Showtime Exhibition Gymnastics Team performed at the Bridgeport Bluefish game at Harbor Yard today. Under the direction of Sports and Recreation Director Sally Silverstein, the gymnasts led off the game against the York Revolution with a set of three routines choreographed to songs such as “Footloose.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Brother-Sister Runners

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Tyler Hicks and sister Darcy Hicks of Westport were among the runners in today’s 10K Minute Man race. It was a last minute entry for Tyler, award-winning New York Times photographer and 1988 Staples High School graduate. He was scheduled to return to his Nairobi, Kenya base a couple of days ago, but his departure was delayed, allowing him to enter the race today. He said he stays in shape by running eight miles a day in Nairobi. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com