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Sunday,  November 16, 2014


1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – Family Festivities: “Lilly’s Purple Plastic Purse”
2 p.m. – Westport Senior Center – The Fairfield Counts
2 p.m. – Westport Library – Conversation: Judith Jones & Adam Gopnick: Great Food—for Your Dog
3 p.m. – Staples High School – Staples Players, “Hello Dolly”
4 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium –  Westport Cinema Initiative & Project Return: “A League of Their Own”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Comings & Goings: Froyoworld Westport Closes

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Froyoworld Westport has closed at 361 Post Road West in the shopping center once anchored for many years by the also closed John’s Best. Froyoworld opened in June 2012, one of a wave of frozen yogurt shops that opened about that time. (See WestportNow June 18, 2012)  Froyoworld’s closure follows the closing of Pinkberry Frozen Yogurt, 113 Post Road East, last June and the more recent closing of Peachwave Yogurt at 170 Post Road West. (See WestportNow June 10, 2014) (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

Jogger Who Found Body Thought It Was a ‘Halloween Thing’

UPDATE Westport police said today they were investigating the “suspicious death” of a Bridgeport man found by a jogger near 47 Partrick Road.

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A jogger found the body in front of the slow sign near 47 Partrick Road. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

The jogger found the male, later identified by police as Sandokan Kayan Harrell, 39, of 360 Willow St., Bridgeport, at 9:07 a.m. lying on the shoulder of the roadway, said Capt. Vincent Penna.

The jogger, Peter Van Heerden, director of the Westport Arts Center, said he was out for his normal run when he came upon the body.

“At first I thought it was a scarecrow or Halloween thing dumped on the side of the road,” he said.

Westport Author to Talk About Nigeria

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Catherine Onyemelukwe: 24 years in Nigeria. Contributed photo

Westport author Catherine Onyemelukwe will be guest Wednesday at the Friends of The Weston Public Library Lunch and Learn program to talk about events in Nigeria and her recent book “Nigeria Revisited: My Life and Loves Abroad.”

She went to Nigeria as a Peace Corps volunteer in 1962 and stayed for 24 years. She married a Nigerian and went on to raise a family, teach, launch a business and ultimately, adopt the country as her own.

Onyemelukwe will address the current political situation in Nigeria as well as its history, legacy of colonialism and culture, an announcement said. Additionally, she will provide perspective on the tragic kidnapping of the Chibok school girls and their captors.

The Lunch and Learn progam from noon to 1:30 p.m. is free. Attendees can bring their own lunch; registration is not necessary. For additional information, e-mail .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or call the Weston Library at (203) 222-2665.

Preschoolers Honor Emergency Responders

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Police, fire and EMS members of the Westports’ Emergency Services were honored Friday by the children and teachers of Three, Four Open the Door Preschool in Westport. They were given posters made by the children and a bag of treats to bring back to the stations. Owner Cindy Zeoli set up the visit to celebrate the good service emergency responders provide for the community. After the presentation, children went outside to see the emergency apparatus that were driven to the event. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Saturday,  November 15, 2014


10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Gilbertie’s (7 Sylvan Lane) – Winter Farmers Market (Canned Jar Swap at Noon)
1p.m. – 3 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – Barbara Pearson-Rac Book Signing & Reading
6:30 p.m. – Christ & Holy Trinity Church Branson Hall – Play with Your Food Gala
7:30 p.m. – Staples High School – Staples Players, “Hello, Dolly!”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Staples Players’ ‘Hello, Dolly!’ Opens to Sell-Out Crowd

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Westport’s Staples Players opened its production of “Hello, Dolly!” tonight to a sell-out crowd and a standing ovation. The production, months in the making, dazzled the audience with singing, dancing, costumes and sets to rival any Broadway production. Staples Players parents hosted a pre-show gala fundraiser in the lobby. Performances are Nov. 15, 21, and 22 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 16 and 22 at 3 p.m. For more information and tickets, visit www.staplesplayers.com. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com