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Saturday, January 7, 2017


10 a.m. – Westport Library – HTC Vive Virtual Reality Demo
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Gilbertie’s (7 Sylvan Lane) – Westport Winter Farmers Market
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “MORE Than Words/#Iammore Exhibition” (last day)
Noon – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “Art to the Max” Now or Never Sale & Celebration
1 p.m. – Westport Senior Center – Pet Safety Talk by Dr. Melissa Shapiro
2 p.m. – Westport Library – Family Workshop for “Identityville” Selfie

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Into the Water for Charity

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About 100 employees of Synchrony Financial, the Stamford-based spinoff of General Electric and GE Capital, today held their second annual “Doubles Dive” charity fundraiser plunge into the cold Long Island Sound waters at Compo Beach. Westport resident Brian Doubles, chief financial officer, took the lead. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Plunge Raises $50,000 for Academic Programs

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Today’s charity Compo Beach penguin plunge by about 100 employees of Stamford-based Synchrony Financial raised about $25,000 plus another $25,000 match by the company, said Dori Abel, a Synchrony Financial spokeswoman. She said the funds help support Horizons National, an award-winning, tuition-free, summer academic program serving low-income, public school students on the campuses of independent schools, colleges, and universities across the country. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Renate W. Moss, 76

Renate W. Moss of Sandy Hook, a former employee of the Westport school system, died Jan. 3 at Danbury Hospital. She was 76.

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Renate Moss: former Westport school employee.. Contributed photo

She was born Aug. 9, 1940 in Landau, Germany, daughter of the late Michael and Walburga Harrer Gottfried. She met her husband, Edwin, overseas while he was serving in the Army, and returned with him to America to raise a family.

A longtime resident of Redding, she worked for the Westport public schools for 19 years until her retirement in 2003.

One of her greatest joys in life was being with her family, especially with her grandchildren and great-grandchild. She loved to sit in the sunshine with her morning coffee and a good book and enjoyed hearing birdsong in the spring and summer.

Westport Property Transfers Dec. 19 – 23, 2016

Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Dec. 19 - 23, 2016:

Richard J. and Jean M. Harrington to Heather K. and William W. Hamilton, 9 Greystone Farm Lane, $1,975,000WNproperty.jpg

Gary S. and Cathy R. Rozynek to 25 Prospect Road LLC, 25 Prospect Road, $1,328,000

Nicolae V. and Simona E. Tudor to Design Build CT LLC, 275 Wilton Road, $920,000

Keith R. and Carissa A. Siegner to Adam Cina and Amy Kopisz, 20 Richmondville Ave., $1,000,000

‘Westport to Cuba’ Reception Tonight at Saugatuck Church

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The Saugatuck Congregational Church today will host a reception from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. “Westport to Cuba: Building Bridges” in Hoskins Hall to celebrate its mission trip to Cuba last June. There will be food, festivities, and an exhibit of photographs from the trip. All photos were taken by some of the 25 Staples students and 15 chaperones on the trip, depicting a mostly unseen slice of Cuban life, including street scenes from remote villages, home churches, an orphanage, a working farm, a dance party and more. Pictured are (l-r) Dan Long, Kathy Ross, and Miggs Burroughs hanging one of the photographs that will be featured. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Photo by MaryEllen Hendricks