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WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 11 Minute Man Hill

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 11 Minute Man Hill, off Compo Road South, is in process. Built in 1955, the one-story ranch has 3,742 square feet, is situated on a 1.02-acre property and changed ownership in August for $2,385,000. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Freshii Launches Weekend Kids Eat Free Program

Freshii Westport has announced a weekend Freshii Kids Eat Free program, which seeks to promote healthy eating among youngsters. The program for children under 10 begins Saturday and runs until the end of January.

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During this time, Freshii, 19 Post Road East, is offering children a free entree from the kid’s menu on Saturdays and Sundays when their meal is accompanied by an adult entrée –- one free kid’s meal per adult entrée.

“We want kids to understand that healthy eating doesn’t mean giving up delicious food,” said Jonathan Blob, owner of Freshii Westport.  “We are introducing our kids eat free program because we love seeing kids from Westport and surrounding towns come in and enjoy our fresh, healthy options –- and we want to see even more of them.”

Freshii is open Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m.-7 p.m. For more information, contact Freshii Westport’s director of operations, Craig Charlton at (203)222-3599, or visit https://www.freshii.com/us/locations/connecticut/westport.

Friday,  November 28, 2014


Westport Town Hall and Public Schools are closed.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Saugatuck @Work” & “Framing Saugatuck”
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Perception Illusion Magic”
2 p.m. – Westport Library – Screening: “The Lego Movie” plus LEGO free play
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Library – Drop-in Tech Help
8 p.m. – Town Hall – Westport Community Theatre “It’s a Wonderful Life”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Full House for Thanksgiving Day Feast

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There was a full house today at Branson Hall, Christ & Trinity Episcopal Church for the 44th annual Thanksgiving Day Community Feast. Saugatuck Congregational Church, Temple Israel, The Unitarian Church in Westport, and the United Methodist Church of Westport and Weston were partners for this year’s Feast. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

He Knows How to Dish It Out

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Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe was among the scores of volunteers today serving guests at the 44th annual Thanksgiving Day Community Feast at Christ & Holy Episcopal Church. With repairs almost complete at the Saugatuck Congregational Church after its 2011 fire, next year’s feast is expected to be back at its traditional home.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo

Staples Defeats Greenwich 38-21

Staples football defeated Greenwich 38-21 today at Greenwich.

The Wrecker win spoiled the Cardinals’ chance of making the FCIAC finals, payback for when Greenwich acted as spoiler a year ago when Staples needed a win to advance to the Class LL Tournament.

Greenwich went into today’s game, at times played in swirling snow showers, with a seven-game winning streak against the No. 9th-ranked Wreckers.

Staples and Greenwich end their season with identical 7-4 records.

Winner

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Cameron Marantz, 27, of Philadelphia crosses the finish line today in an unofficial time of 24:10 in the 37th annual Thanksgiving Day Road Race organized by the Pequot Running Club of Southport. Marantz, a 2005 Staples High School graduate who ran for Coach Laddie Lawrence, said, “It’s about the seventh time I’ve run this race and finished first four or five times.”  Marantz, running for the Bryn Mawr Running Club, graduated Princeton in 2009 and went on to do graduate work at the University of Florida. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com