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Cedar Point Yacht Club Hosts Annual Regatta

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The waters off of Westport’s shoreline were filled with sailboats today as the Cedar Point Yacht Club (CPYC) hosted its annual One-Design Regatta, which continues on Sunday. Called the fastest-growing regatta on Long Island Sound by its sponsor, the event includes about 100 sailboats, ranging from 19 to 37 feet long. Seven series of races were run simultaneously under alternating sunny and cloudy skies. Pictured is Rush, 51, as it lead the J109 fleet at the windward mark. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Well Known Buddies

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Two Little League World Series stars –- Drew Rogers (l, green cap) and Chad Knight -– today were buddies for the Westport Little League’s Winners Challenger team in its game against Stamford. The Challenger Division was established in 1989 as a separate division of Little League to enable boys and girls with physical and mental challenges, ages 5-18, to enjoy the game of baseball too. Westport established its first Challenger team last year. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Stacie Curran for WestportNow.com

‘Lemonaid’ Stands Help NYC’s Robin Hood

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“Lemonaid” stands popped up around Westport and Weston today as more than 180 families joined to help New Yorkers living in poverty. The program is sponsored by Robin Hood, New York City’s largest poverty fighting organization. “We are thrilled to bring the power of Robin Hood’s Lemonaid program to Westport and Weston for the first time,” said Amy Sinclair, Lemonaid captain. “Lemonaid is a great way for parents to introduce their children to philanthropy at a young age. It demonstrates how the smallest of efforts can make a huge difference in someone’s life.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Reminder: Prepare as Hurricane Season Begins Sunday

Westport Fire Chief Andy Kingsbury reminds Westport residents and businesses that the 2014 Atlantic hurricane season begins Sunday and runs through Nov. 30.

“With a near miss of Hurricane Earl in 2010, a direct hit from Tropical Storm Irene in 2011, and Super Storm Sandy in 2012, now is the time to prepare,” said Kingsbury, who is also the town’s emergency management director.

“We urge every home and business to have an Emergency Plan and Basic Supply Kit in place now, before a severe weather event occurs.”

The Westport Office of Emergency Management suggested these preparedness tips as a minimum:

Fireworks Tickets Go on Sale Sunday

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The symbolic first Independence Day Fireworks ticket is handed over by Police Capt. Sam Arciola, Police Athletic League (PAL) president, to Westporters Melissa and Doug Bernstein whose toy company, Melissa & Doug, are sponsoring the annual event to be held on Thursday, July 3 (rain date Monday, July 7). PAL and the Westport Parks and Recreation Department put on the display. Ticket sales—$35 per vehicle—begin Sunday at Westport Police Headquarters and the Parks & Recreation Office at Longshore Club Park. Pictured (l-r) are Howard Friedman, PAL;  Melissa Bernstein; Capt. Sam Arciola; Doug Bernstein; Dan DeVito, Westport Parks and Recreation; Officer Ned Batlin, and Bill Chappa, PAL. Contributed photo

Saturday,  May 31, 2014


10 a.m. – noon – 180 Bayberry Lane – Westport Weston Health District Rabies Vaccination Clinic
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Abstract Notes” & “Solos 2014”
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Cover Story: The New Yorker in Westport” & “Can’t Tell a Book by its Cover … “
1:30 p.m. – Westport Library – Screening & Discussion of “12 Years a Slave”
7:30 p.m. – Staples High School – Staples Players: “Infinite Black Suitcase”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar