The sixth annual Blues, Views & BBQ Festival got under way today on Westport’s Jesup Green. The two-day event includes 14 different blues bands, barbecuing competitions, family games, as well as pie and rib eating contests. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Monday, December 11, 2023
Bob Le Rose (r), owner of Westport’s Bobby Qs Barbeque and Grill and past president of the Westport Downtown Merchants Association, takes a break today to listen to the tunes of the band from the Fairfield-based School of Rock at the sixth annual Blues, Views & BBQ Festival. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 73 Old Hill Road is in process. Built in 1955, the one-story ranch has 1,343 square feet and is situated on a 1.62-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
Michel G. Delhaise, owner of Jordan Delhaise Gallery at 238 Post Road East, Westport before moving the business to Woodbury, died at home of complications from lung cancer which was diagnosed in November 2012. He was 58.
Well known in the art and antiques profession, he was born in Ghent, Belgium, and grew up in Brussels. In his 20s, he became the commercial attaché from the Belgian government to the southeastern region of the United States. He was first stationed in Atlanta, and then in New Orleans, which he adopted as his second home.
He is survived by two brothers and several nieces and nephews in Brussels, and by his partner of 30 years in the United States, George E. Jordan.
Interment will be private.
By Ina B. Chadwick
“Oblivion,” the next to the last play of what had been announced as a Westport Country Playhouse 2013 season of all comedy, takes its place as a winner, a world premiere performance that is destined to anything but oblivion.
Written by Carly Mensch and running until Sept. 8, it might beg the question of what is comedy and what is drama, but this new work delivers on a promise made last season when “Harbor” a new work by Chad Beguelin, debuted. (See WestportNow Sept. 12, 2012)
It is a dark comedy with searing irony about relevant issues in today’s changing landscape of “family.”
Speaking of family, (why not?) “Oblivion” enraged my mother-in-law, a season subscriber. She could hardly remember what the plot was, only that “people said things that touched on every issue unnecessary for the whole world to hear.”
11 a.m. – 9 p.m. – Jesup Green – Levitt Pavilion presents Blues Views & BBQ ticketed event
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “5 Generations of Yankee Ingenuity: The Gault Family” & “Tracy Sugarman, Citizen-Artist”
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Bird’s-Eye View”
3 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “Oblivion”
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar