Thursday, June 08, 2023


Spring? Sleet, Snow Hit Westport Area

UPDATE Moderate to heavy sleet and snow moved through the Westport area today and the National Weather service said up to an inch of accumulation was possible, mostly on grassy surfaces.

Westport police reported an accident on Newtown Turnpike, and state police reported several accidents on the Merritt Parkway.

State police asked for Department of Transportation sanders to be deployed because of slick roadways.

Monday, March 31, 2014

10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Cover Story: The New Yorker in Westport” & “Can’t Tell a Book by its Cover … “
2 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Tax Abatement Committee
3 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Downtown Steering Committee Subcommittee
3 p.m. – Westport Library – Teen: Maker Mondays
6 p.m. – Westport Library – March Maker-in-resident Ed Kalin: Create an All-Sky Camera
6:30 p.m. – Westport Library – Award Ceremony for Teen Essay Contest on Multiculturalism

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Westport Sculptor Steffi Friedman Honored at Playhouse Image
Westport sculptor and arts educator Steffi Friedman was honored tonight by Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County (NS) at its Spring Gala at the Westport Country Playhouse. The event featured a benefit performance by Dance Theatre of Harlem. She is pictured with family member Wayne Weiner, a resident of Woodcliff Lakes, N.J. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Large Turnout for Neighborhood Studios Benefit Image
There was a crowded reception tonight at the Sheffer Rehearsal Hall of the Westport Counrtry Playhouse before a performance by the Dance Theatre of Harlem. The evening was a benefit for Neighborhood Studios of Fairfield County and honored Westport sculptor and arts educator Steffi Friedman. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Coleytown Company’s ‘Shrek the Musical’ Opens Thursday Image
Coleytown Middle School’s Coleytown Company is gettting ready for its production of “Shrek the Musical,” which opens Thursday at 7 p.m. with additional performances Friday and Saturday at 7 p.m. as well as a Saturday matinee at 1 p.m. “Shrek the Musical” is based on the 2001 DreamWorks film “Shrek” and William Steig’s 1990 book “Shrek!” The original Broadway production opened in December 2008 and ran for a year. Tickets are available online at (search term “Westport”). All tickets are $12 plus a processing fee. In addition, tickets may be purchased at the door up to 45 minutes prior to curtain, subject to availability. Pictured (l-r)  are Julianna Shmaruk, Lexi Holoubek-Sebok, Martin Menz, Maggie Foley, and Sydney Diamond. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Kerry Foley for

Installation Complete for Arts Center’s ‘SOLOS 2014’ Image
Installation of the Westport Arts Center’s “SOLOS 2014” member exhibit was completed today. Opening Friday with a 6-8 p.m. reception, it features 38 works by 12 artists, including three from Westport. Pictured are Patricia Hickson (l), Emily Hall Tremaine Curator of Contemporary Art at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, who curated the exhibit, and Helen Klisser During, WAC director of visual arts. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Duvian Montoya for

A Top SpinOdyssey Fundraiser Image
UPDATE Audrey Hertzel of Westport was a top fundraiser at today’s 15th annual SpinOdyssey to benefit breast cancer held for the first time this year at the Fairway Market in Stamford. She was second in total raised to Westport’s Andrew Beal (of Team JoyRide), who raised $30,470. Several hundred persons, many from Westport, took part in the event that raised almost $200,000 for the American Cancer Society. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for

Family Y Big Supporter of SpinOdyssey Image
UPDATE Westporters Patty Kondub and Audrey Hertzel show off the Westport Weston Family Y’s fundraiser total at today’s 15th annual SpinOdyssey breast cancer fundraiser at the Fairway Market in Stamford. Westport’s Team JoyRide was the top fundraising team for the third consecutive year, raising almost $74,000. ((CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for