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Comings & Goings: Jewelry by Sara Kennedy Closing

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After 45 years in business, Jewelry by Sara Kennedy Cellar Workshop at 44 Railroad Place will close Jan. 14. Kennedy, who began her business on Avery Place in 1969 and has been in Saugatuck since 2006, said she will retire to Tucson, Ariz, where she has purchased a home after going there for 47 years. She recalled she moved to Westport when was in seventh grade, two years after her father purchased Compo Acres Pharmacy. “I want to tour the country,” she said. “I want to explore, to paint, to sculpt, to enjoy a physical freedom.” As for leaving Westport, she said: “I value my many relationships in Westport. I even have customers from the same family for three generations.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Pushing the Limit—to Oscar’s

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Todd Tracy, a Westport News photographer, on his Cannondale in today’s snow, said he cycled from April Drive, off Wilton Road, to Oscar’s on Main Street and back. “I wanted to test my capabilities under these conditions on my one-year-old Cannondale bicycle,” he said. “I wanted to see if i could do it.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

‘Dubliners’ is WestportREADS 2015 Selection

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The Westport Library has selected James Joyce’s “The Dubliners” as the WestportREADS Book for 2015. Many events, including speakers, films and discussions have been scheduled this month. Former and ever-popular Staples English teacher Dr. Gerry Kuroghlian will be at the library for WestportReads: Dubliners 101 Sunday at 3 p.m. The WestportReads kickoff event will feature author and broadcaster Frank Delaney discussing his best-selling novel “Ireland” on Saturday, Jan. 10 at 4 p.m.. For details and a complete list of events, visit the library website www.westportlibrary.org. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

Jack Coplen, 94

Jack Coplen of Westport died Dec 30. He was 94.

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Jack Coplen: Westporter since 1964. Contributed photo

Husband of the late Pat Coplen, he was originally from Washington state and had been a Westport resident since 1964.

Born in 1920 to Donald Grant Coplen and Estelle Barmon Coplen in Spokane, Wash., he grew up in Seattle. He attended Roosevelt High School and the University of Washington, where he was president of Zeta Psi fraternity. 

Graduating with a degree in business administration and a minor in foreign trade in 1941, his career trajectory quickly changed when the United State entered World War II.

Saturday,  January 3, 2015


10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Gilbertie’s (7 Sylvan Lane) – Winter Farmers Market
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Saugatuck @Work” & “Framing Saugatuck”
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Perception Illusion MAGIC”
2 p.m. – Westport Library – Movies for Family Holiday Breaks: “The Princess Bride”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar