Sunday, March 03, 2024


Don Felder Headlines Levitt Pavilion Gala Image
The Westport Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts tonight presented “Don Felder –- An Evening at the Hotel California.” A four-time Grammy Award winner, Felder is a former lead guitarist of The Eagles, one of the most popular and influential rock groups of the 1970s. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo

Enjoying a Concert Picnic From the Outside Image
Danise Talbot of Westport (l) and friend Sylvia Halderman of Norwalk enjoy a riverside picnic tonight outside the Levitt Pavilion for the Performing Arts as they listen to the music of the summer benefit concert starring Don Felder. Tonight’s was a ticketed event to raise funds for the more than 50 nights of free entertainment. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo

Honoring the Plotkin Family Image
Prior to tonight’s Levitt Pavilion Gala performance, there were honors for the Plotkin family — Janet and Fred, Carolyn, Amanda and Jonathan—for their longstanding leadership support of the Levitt Pavilion.onstage for its longtime support of the Levitt and other causes. Janet Plotkin serves as the chair of the Levitt Pavilion’s Governing Committee. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) photo

Back Home Image
Toes were tapping today and heads were keeping time to the beat as Westporter native Heather Hardy played on her violin at the Westport Center for Senior Activities today. Her group included T. J. Swan on guitar and Wayne Sabella on keyboard. Hardy returned to the Center by popular demand.  A Staples grad, she attended Manhattan School of music.  She formed the “Lil Mama Band” in 1998 and was inducted into the Arizona Blues Hall of Fame.The event was co-sponsored by the Friends of the Westport Center for Senior Activities. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Phyllis Groner for

Staples Swimmers Swim Across the Sound Image
Staples High School swimmers competed today in the 28th annual St Vincent’s 15.5 mile Swim Across the Sound fundraiser for cancer patients. The swim is from Port Jefferson, N.Y. to Captain’s Cove in Bridgeport. The Staples team includes Emily Duranko, Anelise Browne, Willow Woods, Malin Hovstadius, Aileen Coyne, and Mark Schachter with coaching by Mike Laux. They finished first in their category. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Setting Up the Stage Image
A crew sets up the stage today for the Levitt Pavilion Gala tonight featuring “Don Felder: An Evening at the Hotel California,” which starts at 9 p.m.  According to organizers, more than 1,000 persons are expected to attend the ticketed performance. Funds from the event pay for more than 50 free nights of entertainment each summer.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for