Thursday, May 30, 2024

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Levitt Performance Moved Indoors

Due to the weather forecast for this evening, the Levitt Pavilion performance by Eight to the Bar will move indoors to Saugatuck Elementary School’s air-conditioned auditorium, 170 Riverside Ave.  Show time is 7 p.m.

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

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 305 Compo Rd. S.

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 305 Compo Road South is in process. Built in 1961, the two-story custom colonial has 4,652 square feet and is situated on a 1.37-acre property. 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 WestportNow.com

Passing the Hammer, er Gavel

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Tony Riggio, incoming president of the Westport Rotary Club for the 2013-2014 term, brandishes a hammer (substituting for a gavel), presented to him by outgoing club president Julia Broder as past District Governor Rick Benson joins in the fun during the traditional Pass the Gavel ceremony tonight at the Ned Dimes Marina at Compo Beach. More than 60 members and guests attended the celebration lobster bake party. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

With Westporters’ Help, Urban Farm Opens in Bridgeport

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Westport-based Green Village Initiative (GVI) today held the grand opening in Bridgeport of the Reservoir Community Farm, a 1.5-acre urban farm located at 1469 Reservoir Ave. in the northern section of the city. Mayor Bill Finch (l) was on hand with Westporters Monique Bosch and Dan Levinson, founder of GVI. The event inaugurated the farm’s weekly farm stand and celebrated its first harvest, which includes more than 1,000 heads of local, organic lettuce delivered to Bridgeport public school cafeterias. The farm, with more than 100 raised garden beds, will serve as the “hub” of a network of 30-plus GVI-built school gardens in the city. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

Joy of Carrots

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A Bridgeport youngster beams as he shows off a harvest of carrots at Reservoir Community Farm, a 1.5-acre urban farm in the northern part of the city which had its official opening today. Westport-based GVI led creation of the farm which will serve Bridgeport public schools and also provide farm produce to be sold at affordable pricing to the local community through a farm stand and wholesale to local restaurants. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com