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Arts Center Presents ‘Art of Jazz Piano Trio’

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The Wesytport Arts Center kicked off its concert season today with a performance “Art of the Jazz Piano Trio.” The concert featured the works and styles of the major pianists in jazz history. Performers were Nick Sanders, piano, Brian Torff, bass and Kurt Leon drums. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

Another Dog Rescued

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Westporter Amy Scarella today cuddles Little Girl, a 14-month-old black lab-spaniel mix from Georgia up for adoption at the Little Black Dog Rescue Adoption and Bake Sale event at Earth Animal Care & Nutrition Center, 606 Post Rod East. Scarella is founder of Little Black Dog and has been rescuing dogs with various local groups in Connecticut as well as Georgia and Puerto Rico. More dogs are featured on the group’s website. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

They Want Your Vote

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More than 40 candidates running for office in Westport in November today attended the League of Women Voters of Westport annual fall brunch at the home of Pat and Sal Porio and posed for a group photo. The League will sponsor two debates next month – on Oct. 7 for first and second selectman and Planning and Zoning Commission, and Oct. 15 for Board of Education, Board of Finance, and probate judge. The debates will be held in the Town Hall auditorium from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and broadcast and streamed live on the town cable channel and Internet. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

All Smiles at League of Women Voters Brunch

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The two candidates for Westport first selectman in November were all smiles today at the annual fall brunch hosted by the League of Women Voters of Westport. Pictured are Helen Garten, the Democratic candidate, and Jim Marpe, the Republican candidate, Gordon Joseloff, the Democratic incumbent, is not seeking re-election after eight years in office. He sent word he was unable to attend today’s event as he was visiting his grandchildren in Florida. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

Sunday, September 29, 2013


11 a.m. – Various – Restaurant Week begins sponsored by Westport-Weston Chamber of Commerce (see locales here)
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – 2013 Group Members Exhibition: “Home Sweet Home”
Noon – 4 p.m. – Earth Animal (606 Post Road East) – Little Black Dog Rescue (http://www.littleblackdogrescue.org) Adoption & Bake Sale Event
1:45 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – A Tree Grows in Winslow, with arborist Ben Sykas
2 p.m. – Westport Library – Jane Austen Day
2 p.m. – Westport Library – Rachel Brownstein, “Why Jane Austen?”
2 p.m. – Town Hall – Westport Community Theatre: “The Prisoner of Second Avenue”
3 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – Art of the Jazz Piano Trio

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Staples Footballers Roll Over Westhill 63-14

Coming off a sloppy win over Wilton last week, the Staples football team was out to show themselves a much better team today—and they did just that, rolling over Westhill at Stamford 63-14.

The Wreckers improved to 2-1 on the season and 2-0 in the FCIAC.

Staples QB Jack Massie was dtermined to show early on he was in charge, passing for four touchdowns and rushing for another all in the first half.

Westhill’s woes just kept on coming. It had two interceptions returned for touchdowns, had a punt blocked in the first quarter, fumbled once and committed several costly penalties.

Staples Boys Soccer Blasts McMahon

The good news is Staples boys soccer beat Brien McMahon 5-1 today. The better news is they did it despite missing five starters.

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The Staples boys soccer team is fully focused before today’s Brien McMahon match. The Wreckers won 5-1, raising their record to 6-1-1. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Kim Lake for WestportNow.com

A makeshift lineup came through big-time for the injury-plagued Wreckers.

Daniel Perez Elorza scored twice; Jack Scott, Andrew Puchala and Daniel Boyce added solo efforts, as the surging Westporters raised their record to 6-1-1.

Staples’ goals came off of set pieces, with numerous players crashing the box. Michael Reid ran midfield for the victors, with Yousef Shahin and Patrick Beusse providing solid support.