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Jeanne W. DeSalvo, 86

Jeanne Elizabeth Warren DeSalvo of Westport died July 18 in Norwalk Hospital of complications from advanced colon cancer. She was 86.

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Jeanne DeSalvo: active volunteer. Contributed photo

A Norwalk resident for 75 years, she had resided in Westport since May 2004.

Daughter of the late Thomas H. Warren and Norma Ryder Warren of Norwalk, she was born Oct. 7, 1928 and attended Norwalk schools and the Merrill Business School. 

She married Arthur E. DeSalvo, Jr., of Rowayton, on May 14, 1955. They met while they were both working at the architectural firm of Eliot Noyes and Associates in New Canaan, where Art became a full partner before starting his own firm, Group Six and Associates, in Norwalk. They were married 42 years.

Picky, Picky

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Alex Rosado, head chef at Westport’s Post 154 restaurant in the former post office at 154 Post Road East, inspects heirloom tomatoes today at the New Milford-based Fort Hill Farm stall at the Westport Farmers Market. Rosado said one of the favorite salads on his menu is heirloom tomatoes with burrata, which he describes as the freshest form of mozzarella. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Pine Killer Beetles Confirmed in Westport

The Southern Pine Bark (SPB) beetle, which destroys the Eastern White Pine, the fifth ranking species by volume in Connecticut, has been found in Westport where the trees are plentiful, Tree Warden Bruce Lindsay announced today.

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Evidence of the beetle presence is a popcorn-like blob on the bark. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) University of Florida photo

It is the first confirmed case of SPB attacking Eastern White Pine in Connecticut, he said.

Lindsay said nine pines in the town’s right-of-way on Cross Highway recently had to be removed after the state Agricultural Experiment Station Entomology Unit in New Haven confirmed the beetles’ presence in samples provided.

He said local arborist Ben Sykas of The Care of Trees contacted him about the location and potential presence of the SPB beetle.

Thursday, July 30, 2015


10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Howard Munce at 100: A Centennial Celebration”
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Eric Fischl”
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – 50 Imperial Ave. – Westport Farmers Market
10 a.m. – Westport Library – Level Up Village: Global Villagers TinkerShop
2 p.m. – Westport Library – Sizzling Summer Film Series: “The Thin Blue Line”
8 p.m. – Levitt Pavilion – Mill River Band Canceled
8 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “Love and Money”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Susan Granger at the Movies: ‘Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation,’ ‘Trainwreck,’ ‘Paper Towns’

By Susan Granger

“Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation” begins with a spectacular, pulse-pounding stunt in which IMF agent Ethan Hunt climbs aboard a huge A-400 cargo plane as it’s taking off.

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Yes, that’s really Tom Cruise! And the thrill-ride fun is just beginning…

Ethan’s on a mission when he discovers that a stealthy terrorists, known as The Syndicate, led by sinister Solomon Lane (Sean Harris), are working discredit the IMF by insidiously recruiting former intelligence operatives to destabilize countries and ‘eliminate’ major international figures.

Problem is: no one believes him, particularly incoming CIA chief, Alan Huntley (Alec Baldwin), who discredits him and the entire operation.

Showing Off

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Members of the Westport Artists Collective gathered tonight on the deck of the Westport Arts Center on Riverside Avenue prior to their monthly meeting at which selected artists show off their works. In little more than a year, the group has grown to more than 150 members and held three “pop-up” shows. It meets every last Wednesday of the month. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

Show and Tell

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Westport artist Katherine Ross shows off a watercolor portrait of her daughter tonight during a “show and tell” at the monthly meeting of the Westport Artists Collective at the Westport Arts Center. Five artists are invited to show off their works in five-minute presentations at the meetings. Ross’s work is from her current show “Katherine Ross: COMMON GROUND” at the Westport Library featuring collage, oil paintings, watercolors, paper weavings and 3-D objects, all visually exploring how we are connected, generation to generation, through our maternal heritage. The dhow continues through Sept. 30. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Helen Klisser During for WestportNow.com

Richard F. McAdoo, 92

Richard F. McAdoo of Westport and Naples, Florida, a retired Army colonel, died July 8 in Florida. He was 92.

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Richard McAdoo: retired Army colonel. Contributed photo

He was born Aug. 11, 1922 in Kansas City, Kansas and graduated from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point in 1947. He served 27 years on active duty as an Army engineer. In addition, he earned Masters of Science degrees in engineering and international affairs.

Some of his many assignments included Japan, and two tours of Korea. He served as the deputy engineer of the Missouri River Division and assistant military attache at the American Embassy, Brussels, Belgium.

In addition to numerous campaign and unit medals, he was awarded the Silver Star with oak leaf cluster, Bronze Star with oak leaf cluster and Legion of Merit with three oak leaf clusters.

‘Sweet Sounds of Summer’ Finds Temporary Home

There will be an encore after all for the Saugatuck “Sweets Sounds of Summer.”

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The Silver Steel Band performs at an earlier “Sweet Sounds of Summer” concert. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Al DiGuido, co-owner of Saugatuck Sweets, 575 Riverside Ave., said today there will be a concert by the Silver Steel Band Saturday, Aug. 8 from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. at 96 Franklin St., “thanks to the amazing generosity of the Shepard & Girden families.”

The address is a daily parking lot at the Westport Metro-North station belonging to Saugatuck Grain & Supply next to Luciano Park.

The series in the courtyard outside of Saugatuck Sweets was abruptly canceled on Friday due to noise complaints from neighbors. (See WestportNow July 24, 2015)