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Comings & Goings: New Management For Westport Wine

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Westport Wine & Spirits, 877 Post Road East, opposite the Sherwood Island Connector, has reopened under new management The new owner is Zak Ginzburg, a Westport resident for the past three years. He also operates Cost Less Wines and Liquor on High Ridge Road in Stamford since 2000.  He said in addition to wine, liquor and beer, the Westport store also offers a gourmet cheese selection. The store opened in April 2014 under former owner Paul Sherman. (See WestportNow April 28, 2014)  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Charity Trim

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Westport Police Officer Jim Loomer has his beard removed tonight at The H Salon, 2060 Post Road, Fairfield. The officer grew the facial hair as part of “No-Shave November” to elevate awareness of cancer and raise funds to support cancer prevention, research and education. (see WestportNow Nov. 7, 2015) Officer Brendan Fearon, co-chair of Westport Patrolmen’s Benefit Association (PBA) along with officer David Scinto, said the event raised $4,100 in support of cancer awareness. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

‘No-Shave November’ Comes to End

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Westport Police Officer Scott Morrison has facial hair removed by H Salon stylist Jackie Fernandes in Fairfield tonight at the end of the Westport Police Department’s participation in “No-Shave November,” a national effort to raise cancer awareness. According to Deputy Chief Foti Koskinas, 13 of the 25 police officers who participated in the fundraiser had their facial hair removed tonight. The others, he said, will have the hair removed at another time pending their work schedules. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Planning for Sunday WHS Holiday House Tour

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The planning committee for the Westport Historical Society (WHS) 29th annual Holiday House Tour today worked on final details for the Sunday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. tour of six homes decked out in the holiday sprit. The event is one of the most popular dates on the WHS calendar. Tickets are on sale for $50 in advance, $60 day of the tour. Stop in at the Westport Historical, 25 Avery Place, or call (203)222-1424. Proceeds from these fundraising events support WHS educational and cultural programs. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Larry Untermeyer for WestportNow.com

Marking 25 Years

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The A&J Farm Stand, a Post Road East icon at 1680 near Stop & Shop, celebrates its 25th year at that location, according to owner Albert Cuseo, a lifelong Westport residents and 1987 graduate of Staples High School.  He said the stand opened as a seasonal business in 1990, selling locally grown produce in the warm months and in the winter holiday season offering Christmas trees, wreaths poinsettias and other festive holiday items. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Another Successful Opening

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State Department of Transportation workers today supervise the closing of the Bridge Street Bridge after it was opened to allow a barge to pass through. The bridge is currently the subject of scrutiny as the state ponders various ways to repair and upgrade it. The 1884-built bridge, formally known as the William F. Cribari Memorial Bridge spanning the Saugatuck River, is Connecticut’s oldest, surviving, moveable, hand-cranked swing bridge and is on the National Register of Historic Places.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Michael S. Sarno, 93

Michael Salvatore Sarno of Norwalk, a former Westport resident, died Nov. 28. He was 93.

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Michael Sarno: Westport native. Contributed photo

He was born to the late Consiglia Venezia and Salvatore Sarno on Jan. 10, 1922 in Westport. He served in World War II in the U.S. Navy as a machinist and fireman first class at the Pearl Harbor Navy Yard at the island of Oahu, Hawaii. He was awarded a Victory Medal and after the war continued his service in the Navy, making a goodwill tour on the USS Columbus around the world.

He graduated from Norwalk High School, attended Wright Technical School in Stamford before the war.

After the war he returned home to Norwalk and worked with his brother John running a service station on Westport Avenue in Norwalk. Later he went to manage commercial property. He enjoyed traveling and being physically active, he enjoyed biking, hiking and swimming especially with his grandchildren

Staples Gridiron Club Sets Annual Dinner

The Staples High School Gridiron Club banquet in honor of the 2015 Staples football team will be held on Sunday, Dec. 13 at 11 a.m. at Continental Manor in Norwalk. 

The banquet is an annual event celebrating the Staples High School football program. 

Tickets are $45 and may be purchased by contacting Yuko Moy at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or by calling (203)613-7420. 

Tickets will not be sold at the door.

Westport Property Transfers Nov. 9 – 13, 2015

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Nov. 9 - 13, 2015:

Jere L. and Robert A. Moskovitz to Simon C. Moody, 7 Valley Road, $800,000WNproperty.jpg

Frank J. Nistico III and Virgina Nistico to 290 Wilton Road LLC, 290-292 Wilton Road, $2,800,000

Lucille O. Christian to SIR-16 Ridge LLC, 16 Ridge Drive,  $602,000

Antonette M. Doddo Revocable Living Trust to Marijus and Irena Sarapinas, 20 Sunrise Road, $530,000

WestportNow Teardown of the Day: 1 Oak Ridge Park

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An application for a permit to demolish the house at Westport’s 1 Oak Ridge Park off Imperial Avenue is in process. Built in 1950, the 1-1/4 story cape has 1,245-square feet, is situated on a .34-acre property and, according to town assessor records, last changed ownership in July 2006 for $662,500. Because the house was built more than 50 years ago, the application will be reviewed by the Westport Historic District Commission. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com