Bedford Middle School students celebrate as Bedford won a first place award at today’s Science Olympiad invitationals held at the school. Science Olympiad competitions are like academic track meets, consisting of a series of 23 team events in each division with participants competing in genetics, earth science, chemistry, anatomy, physics, geology, mechanical engineering and technology. The culmination of nearly 300 regional and state tournaments is the Science Olympiad National Tournament, held at a different university each year. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Sunday, December 10, 2023
Despite the fading light, sisters Gemma, 4, and Clementine, 6, of Westport convinced their father Jeff to stay a little longer as they played on the snow pile at Greens Farms Elementary School today.. As their father seemed to be having just as much fun as the girls, it didn’t seem to take much convincing. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com
UPDATE The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Westport and area from 7 p.m. Sunday to 6 p.m. Monday.
It said to expect snow and sleet accumulation of 5 to 10 inches along with a tenth to a quarter of an inch of ice.
Temperatures will be in the mid 20s with winds northeast 10 to 20 mph with gusts up to 30 mph.
Snowfall rates occasionally will be 1 to 2 inches per hour late Sunday night through early Monday afternoon with visibilities one quarter mile or less at times, the Weather Service said.
Claire Louise Mileto of Palm Harbor, Fla., a former Westport resident, died Jan. 27. She was 91.
She married in 1948 the late John A. Mileto of New Rochelle, N.Y. and together raised five children in Connecticut.
She graduated summa cum laude in bilingual studies from the College of New Rochelle in 1945. She worked for several years as a bilingual secretary in Manhattan.
Over the course of her life, she and her family resided in Westport, Southport and Fairfield Beach. She later retired to Palm Harbor in 1991.
William E. “Bill” Alvarez, Sr. of Norwalk, a former Westport resident, died Jan. 29 at Norwalk Hospital. He was 88.
He was born in Westport on April 9, 1926, the son of the late Victor and Lillian Judd Alvarez. He attended Westport schools and served his country during World War II as a member of the Seabees in the U.S. Navy.
He worked for most of his life as a body and fender technician for Westfair Ford and Leo’s Body Shop, and for the past 16 years he worked for Enterprise Rent-A-Car.
He enjoyed playing cards, fishing and boating at Candlewood Lake and loved spending his time with his grandchildren.
Maggie, a beagle mix from Westport, is one of approximately 70 puppies selected to be in the Puppy Bowl airing on Animal Planet Sunday at 3 p.m., according to Dorrie Harris, head of Westport-based nonprofit animal welfare organization TAILS.
“We rescued her in late August,” said Harris. “She was in line to be killed along with the rest of her litter. We are very excited to have one of our puppies pulled straight from death row end up as an ambassador for rescues on national TV. It is so wonderful.”
TAILS, which is dedicated to saving animals through spay/neuter programs, will host a fundraiser Sunday 3 to 5 p.m. to view the program at Burger Bar & Bistro, 60 North Main St., South Norwalk.
Maggie, who has since been adopted by a Fairfield family, will be on hand for the festivities, Harris said.