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Police Holiday Toy Drive Still On

Despite today’s snow, the Westport Police Department Holiday Toy Drive is still on today and Sunday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at The Athletic Shoe Factory, 1560 Post Road East, according to Sgt. Jill Ruggiero, co-chair.

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A youngster makes a donation today to the Westport Police Holiday Toy Drive at The Athletic Shoe Factory, 1560 Post Road East. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

But she said because of the storm and hazardous driving conditions, donors might find it easier to drop off items at police headquarters, 50 Jesup Road.

“We are still counting on the donations to make this drive successful,” she said, adding, “We will gladly accept checks and do the shopping ourselves.”

Additionally, she said, because of the conditions it may be impossible for the officers to keep the drop-off site staffed during these hours.

Saturday, December 14, 2013


9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – The Athletic Shoe Factory (1560 Post Road East) – Westport Police Department annual toy drive
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Gilberties Herb Garden (7 Sylvan Lane) – Westport Winter Farmers Market
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Framing the Past, Present, and Future” and “Walt Reed’s Illustrator in America”
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Chuck Close: About Face”
Noon – Westport Library – Maker-in-residence: Balam Soto, Collaborative Digital Quilt Making
1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – Ballet Etudes Company presents “The Nutcracker”
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Staples High School Auditorium – 73rd Annual Candlelight Concert Canceled
8 p.m. – Town Hall – Westport Community Theatre presents “Mrs. Bob Cratchit’s Wild Christmas Binge”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Special Honor

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Staples as the winning team in tonight’s Staples-Norwalk hockey exhibition match at Westport’s Longshore Club Park was presented the Chad & Tom Cup in honor of the late Chad Jacobs and Tom Liu—- exemplary dads, hockey players, and supporters of the Longshore rink. Members of the Jacobs and Liu families made the presentation. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Daniel Gelman for WestportNow.com