Members of the local chapter of the National Charity League cleaned yards today at the Homes with Hope Linxweiler and Bachrach houses in Westport as part of Make a Difference week. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Monday, December 11, 2023
An accident involving a damaged utility pole has closed Wilton Road from the Merritt Parkway entrance to Newtown Turnpike, Westport police said.
One person was transported by Westport EMS to Norwalk Hospital as a result of the accident.
Members of The Unitarian Church of Westport gathered today after the morning service to dedicate a rainbow flag outside the church. By a vote of the congregation in 1994, the church became an intentionally welcoming church for homosexuals and bisexuals. A Rainbow Task Force formed and in the years since what was once an LGB (Lesbian-Gay-Bisexual) movement expanded to include T, Q, and I (Transgender, Queer, and/or Questioning, and Intersex). Arnela Ten Meer, chairperson of the Rainbow Task Force said, “Hanging a rainbow flag at the entrance of our church is a visual sign of solidarity with the LGBTQQI community and other churches, congregations, and community organizations that create and support safe spaces by putting up their rainbow flags and signs. It clearly says: You are welcome.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
A Westport Woman’s Club team was among walkers today in the American Cancer Society’s breast cancer walk at Sherwood Island State Park. Walkers included Audrey Rabinowitz, Lorraine Feliciano, Vivian Rosenberg, Susan Loselle, Nancy Carr, Elaine Perlman, Mira Auxier, and Pat Vezendy. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Scenes from today’s American Cancer Society 23rd annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Westport’s Sherwood Island State Park. Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
In a story first reported by WestportNow in May (see WestportNow May 31, 2016), CBS’s “Sunday Morning” today spotlighted Westporter David Ellis and his sale of amusing anti-Trump bumper stickers outside his Silver Brook Road home. The brief appearance was in a story by correspondent Martha Teichner on how campaign bumper stickers are part of a hallowed (if sometimes raucous) tradition. See video here. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo from CBSNews.com
10 a.m. – Sherwood Island State Park – American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk (registration begins 9 a.m.)
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. – 44 Imperial Ave. – Westport Woman’s Club Bingo Bonanza
3 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “Camelot”
3 p.m. – Saugatuck Congregational Church – Benefit Concert: Works of Clara Edwards
3 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – Guitarist Steve Katz
3 p.m. – Westport Library – Garry Apgar: “Walt Disney & His Connecticut Connections”
5 p.m. – Christ & Holy Trinity (75 Church Lane) – Choral Evensong & Organ Recital
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar