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Gallery: Westport Celebrates National History Day


Scenes from today’s “Taking a Stand: Westport Celebrates National History Day 2017” event at the Westport Library displaying Staples High School U.S. history students’ projects for the National History Day regional competition in March. Lauren Francese, school social studies coordinatior, said the regional organizers were “overwhelmed” by the prospect of so many Staples entries that the school decided to hold today’s event to provide feedback to students on their efforts. In addition to the exhibits, some students developed websites, made documentary films or put on performances. Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com and WestportNow.com photos

Lawrence N. Waterbury, 82

Lawrence N. Waterbury of Westport died Jan. 20 at home. He was 82.

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Lawrence N. Waterbury:  CPA. Contributed photo

Born in 1934 in Canton, Ohio, he received his undergraduate degree in business at Ohio State in 1956. He obtained his MBA from the University of Chicago in 1963.

He was a Certified Public Accountant and maintained a local practice in Westport since 1969. At the time of his death, he was still practicing and maintained over 60 active clients.

He was unusual in that he continued to file tax returns by hand. The New York Times once published an article about the experience of actually watching someone file your tax return while you sat answering questions and watching.

Saturday, January 28, 2017


9 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Library – Westport Celebrates “Taking a Stand in History”
9:30 a.m. – Westport Senior Center – Pet Safety Talk
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “MORE Than Words/As We Are”
10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Gilbertie’s (7 Sylvan Lane) – Westport Winter Farmers Market
Noon – Westport Senior Center – Saturday Social: Cheer for the UCONN Women Huskies!
4 p.m. – Westport Town Hall – Westport Cinema Initiative: WestportREADS film “In & Out”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

‘As We Are!’ Exhibit Opens at Arts Center

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The Westport Arts Center tonight hosted a reception to mark the opening of its “As We Are!” exhibit. Led by artist Pamela Hovland, it is described as an art collaboration that presents perspectives on identity, stereotype and the power of words. Imran Hyder (r) was one who contributed a “I Am More Than…” postcard to the exhibit. His read: “I am more than a conservative.” He posed with Theo Silverman (l) and Julian Yu. The exhibit continues through March 11. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Leslie LaSala for WestportNow.com

‘I Am More Than…”

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Some of the “I am more than___” postcards on display tonight at the Westport Arts Center’s new exhibit, “As We Are!”  Among some of the responses to a request for submissions:  “I am more than … my grades … a housewife … my bank account … bi-polar … gay … Jewish … a twin … middle-aged … my pretty clothes … a mailman … a bald guy … an immigrant … a nun.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Leslie LaSala for WestportNow.com

Faces in the Crowd

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Among those at tonight’s opening reception for the Westport Arts Center (WAC) exhibit “As We Are!”  were (l-r) Price Snedeker, artist Pamela Hovland, Laura Perese, WAC board member, and Amanda Innes, WAC executive director. Hovland led the art collaboration for the exhibit that resulted from 500 contributed postcards responding to the prompt “I AM MORE THAN ___”  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Leslie LaSala for WestportNow.com