Sunday, March 03, 2024


BMSers Visit Performing Classmate at Lincoln Center Image
Bedford Middle School’s sixth grader Jamie Mann (3rd r.) is performing with the New York City Ballet in the 60th anniversary of George Balanchine’s “The Nutcracker” at the Lincoln Center this holiday season. Enjoying his performance Saturday were classmates and friends (l-r) Jaime Hebel, Maddy Edwards, Rachel Suggs, Josh Suggs, Jamie Mann, Maggie Moore and Ava Lacoseglio. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Making Merry Image
Westport Unitarian Church congregants gather around the piano Saturday for a holiday singalong, led by Minister of Music Ed Thompson on piano, during the “Merry Everything” holiday celebration. The event included a potluck, arts and crafts, and activities from many faith traditions such as making holiday ornaments and playing dreidel. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Sunday,  December 7, 2014

9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – 1560 Post Road East – Police annual holiday toy drive
11 a.m. – 8 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – 28th Annual Holiday House Tour & Twilight Soiree (5 p.m.)
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Library – 10th Annual Book & Gift Sale
1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – Ballet Etudes Company, “The Nutcracker”
2 p.m. – Westport Library – Jane Cleland, “My Other Life as an Antiques Dealer”
2 p.m. – Bedford Middle School – “Anything Goes”
2 p.m. – Town Hall – Westport Community Theatre: “It’s A Wonderful Life”
3 p.m. – Westport Library – Usual Suspects Mystery Book Discussion: “Envious Casca” by Georgette Heyer

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Wakeman Town Farm Christmas Tree Lit Image
A hardy group turned out late today in heavy rain for the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony at the Wakeman Town Farm. Bill Constantino, grandson of Ike and Pearl Wakeman, original owners of the farm, said he has been a part of the lighting of this same Christmas tree since he was a youngster. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for

Four New Firefighters Join the Ranks Image
The new Fire Academy graduates pose for a graduation day photo with Westport fire officials and First Selectman Jim Marpe. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Photo by Bernie Meehan Jr.

Four new probationary firefighters are about to take up shifts next week in the Westport Fire Department following their graduation from the Connecticut Fire Academy.

Westport Fire Chief Andrew Kingsbury said the four—Christopher Fuchs, Christopher Hope, Robert Lee and Robert Lenois— were graduated Friday at the Parson Government Center in Milford. First Selectman Jim Mape was among those in attendance.

According to Kingsbury, the recruit firefighter program is an intense 70-day, 14-week, resident course “that focuses on developing the knowledge, skills and abilities of a newly hired firefighter.”

“An emphasis on teamwork, company morale, self-discipline, conduct and physical fitness is maintained throughout the program,” he said.

Houses on WHS Holiday Tour Sunday Image
The Westport Historical Society’s annual Holiday House Tour will be held Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the Twilight Soiree from 5 to 8 pm. Five festively decorated private homes, several owned by well known designers, will be a showcase of architecture, art, antiques and design. The Soireee will be held at the Lillian August flagship store, 32 Knight St., Norwalk. Tickets for WHS members are $45, non-members $55, and on the day of the tour, $60. Tickets including a map may be picked up at the WHS, 25 Avery Place, or reserved by calling (203)222-1424 or at (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for

Police Holiday Toy Drive Under Way Image
The Westport Police Department kicked off its annual holiday toy drive today outside The Athletic Shoe Factory, 1560 Post Road East. Sponsored by Local Union 2080 and the Police Benevolent Association (PBA), the toy drive each year provides toys to underprivileged children throughout Fairfield County.  Collection of new, unwrapped and unopened toys continues Sunday and Dec. 13 and 14 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. Pictured is Caren Varjas of Fairfield dropping off $200 of toys she purchased at Walgreen’s. “I’ve been doing this for three or four years,” she said. “These guys are great.”  Police officers collecting the gifts are (l-r) Rich Frazier, Dave Librandi, Anthony Falbo and Mike Gudzik. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for