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Going Down: Sasco Creek Village, 1655 Post Road East

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Demolition began today of 33 mobile homes at 1655 Post Road East owned by the Westport Housing Authority. Part of a $22 million makeover, they will be replaced with 54 new units. The existing 39 townhouse-style residences known as Hidden Brook that were built in 2003 in the rear of Sasco Creek will remain. Completion of the redevelopment is projected for November 2015. It was the WestportNow Teardown of the Day on July 21, 2014. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Wednesday, July 30, 2014


9 a.m. – Noon – Westport Library – Javascript Camp (Ages 9+)
9 a.m. – Noon – Westport Library – July Maker-in-Residence Joseph Schott: Un-Making!
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Larry Silver/Westport Visions” & “Faces in the Crowd”
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Scents & Soles”
Noon – 3 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – Plein Air Painting with Judith Orseck Katz
2 p.m. and 8 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “Nora”
6:30 p.m. – Earthplace – Screening and Discussion: “Trashed”
7 p.m. – Levitt Pavilion – Jay and Ray!

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

‘Moroccan Nightingale’ Performs at Levitt

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Known as “the Moroccan nightingale,” Morocco-born, Israel-based Emil Zrihan tonight performs the musical traditions from Morocco to Israel at the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts. Accompanied by instrumentalists playing oud (in the lute family), violin, kanoun, and darbouka, Zrihan used his multi-octave countertenor vocals to inject new life into a rich mixture of Moroccan and Judeo-Andalusian folk music, Sephardic and North African songs, improvisational mawals, and tunes from the Mediterranean and the Orient. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Have You Seen Baby Kitty?

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Have you seen “Baby Kitty?”  She was last seen near Clinton Avenue / Oak Street / Maplewood Avenue.  She resides on Clinton Avenue near the merge with Ford Road by Guard Hill Road just over the Merritt Parkway.  She has been missing since July 26th.  She is very friendly but timid and may or may not approach you with a friendly nudge.  She will never scratch or bite.  She does NOT have a collar or chip.  She has white booted feet.  If you see her and can pick her up please do so. Please call 203-856-2817 if you see her. The family is heart broken.

Emily L. MacLachlan, 93

Emily Louise MacLachlan of Westport died July 27 at home. She was 93.

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Emily MacLachlan: 45-year Westport resident. Contributed ohoto

She was born in Lancaster, Ohio on May 22, 1921, oldest daughter of Albert and Emily Steiner. She attended St. Mary of the Springs Academy in Columbus and was an honors graduate of Trinity College in Washington where she was a vice president of student government.

She served three years in the U.S. Navy (WAVES), attaining the rank of lieutenant junior grade and joined the U.S. State Department after World War II. Admitted to the Ohio State University Law School, she elected instead to work in the Foreign Service Branch of the State Department in Washington, D.C. 

Subsequently, she worked in the U.S. embassy in China where she was among the last Americans to leave Shanghai when Mao Zedong came to power. Transferred to Iran, she met and married her husband, Robert MacLachlan, a native of Glasgow, Scotland, who was with British Petroleum. 

Brian L. Neufeld, 67

Brian Lawrence Neufeld of Westport died July 13 at home after a five-year battle with prostate cancer. He was 67.

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Brian Neufeld: financial investor. Contributed photo

Known for his optimism, humor and lifelong love of learning, he worked through the years in positions as varied as high school French teacher, mortgage company owner and financial investor. He co-founded Resource Management Technologies, a company that developed and financed both energy management and alternative energy projects.

He was born in the Bronx, N.Y. on June 28, 1947, to the late Lorna (Gradwell) Neufeld and Herbert Neufeld, a dentist. He was the eldest of the couple’s three sons, although the family boxer, Champ, was jokingly referred to as the fourth brother.

As a boy growing up in the Riverdale neighborhood, he was part of an all-accordion orchestra that won an elite competition with its rendition of Franz von Suppé‘s operetta “The Beautiful Galatea.” He graduated in 1965 from Horace Mann School, where he played varsity football and basketball and was captain of the golf team.