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Comings & Goings: Pop-Up Photo Gallery to Bedford Square

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The Friedman Gallery pop-up photographic art collection has opened on Church Lane in Bedford Square. According to Weston resident Michael Friedman, co-owner with his wife Donna Vita, the gallery features museum quality photographs of iconic rock ‘n roll musicians photographed by Friedman in the 1969-72 period when he was immersed in photography and the music business. He said he and his wife located previously undeveloped negatives in February and archived, printed and framed them in a limited edition. The collection, including photographs of Janice Joplin, The Band, Paul Butterfield, Kris Kristofferson, and many others, will be exhibited at the California Heritage Museum in Santa Monica for three months starting in April. The individual works are now available for purchase. Gallery hours are Thursday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. and by appointment at (203)209-6787. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

‘Sex With Strangers’ Opens in Previews Tonight

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“Sex With Strangers,” featuring Chris Ghaffari and Jessica Love, begins previews tonight at the Westport Country Playhouse. The play, directed by Catherine M. Carter, is a creation of playwright Laura Eason, who is best known as a writer/producer on the Netflix drama “House of Cards,” for four seasons. The play based on a relationship of Ethan, a blogger-turned best selling author, and Olivia, a struggling novelist, explores how today’s technology influences publicity, privacy, ambition, and fame. Opening night is Saturday,  and it runs through Oct. 14. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Aquarion Announces Water Cleaning Project in Westport

Aquarion Water Company said today it will conduct a five-week water main cleaning project in Westport, beginning on Wednesday, Oct. 4.

The cleaning will continue through Tuesday, Nov. 7, to ensure that customers continue to receive the highest quality water, an announcement said.

During the course of this project, customers might notice some discoloration in their water, the utility said.

This discoloration results from the temporary disturbance of the water flow, which stirs up naturally occurring minerals that settle in water mains.

Is this your Cat?

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This cat was found yesterday in the Greens Farms neighborhood approaching houses between Morningside Drive and Maple.Avenue. It is clearly a lost house cat and was very hungry. If this is your cat, or you know where it lives, please send a message to this email address:
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Playhouse Announces 2018 Season

The Westport Country Playhouse today announced its 2018 season, featuring five productions that are “big for the soul,” according to Artistic Director Mark Lamos. 

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Mark Lamos: season “digs deep into the heart.” Photo by Bruce Plotkin

The lineup includes two comedies, one modern and one classic; a drama; a musical; and a world premiere, running from May 29 through Nov. 17, 2018. Season tickets are now on sale. 

“In this American moment of turmoil and mistrust, unsteadiness and accusation, comes a season of productions at our historic Playhouse that digs deep into the heart and gives the soul an uplift,” said Lamos. 

(The following descriptions of the plays were provided by the Playhouse.)

In-Person Voter Registration Set for Oct. 3

UPDATE An in-person, voter registration session designed to add new voters to the official voter list and to complete a preliminary one is set for Tuesday, Oct. 3.

The session will take place at Town Hall from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., the Registrars of Voters announced today.

Kevin White, Republican Registrar of Voters, and Marla Cowden, Democratic Registrar of Voters, also listed the following voting places open on Election Day, Nov. 7, from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.

They are: Saugatuck Elementary School for Representative Town Meeting (RTM) Districts 1 and 2; Coleytown Middle School for RTM Districts 3 and 8; Greens Farms Elementary School for RTM Districts 4 and 5; Long Lots Elementary School for RTM Districts 6 and 7; and Town Hall auditorium for RTM District 9, a temporary change from previous years due to construction at the Westport Library.

Angela L. Finch, 49

Angela L. Finch, of Gulf Breeze, Florida, a former Westport resident, died Sept. 23 after a battle with depression. She was 49.

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Angela Finch: former Westporter. Contributed photo

Born Aug. 30, 1968 in Opelika Alabama, daughter of Lillian Louise and Jim Finch, she grew up in Gulf Breeze until she went to Auburn University and then began her life traveling and living around the world.

Starting in Aspen, she lived in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, Westport, Virginia Beach, and London. She worked as an airline stewardess with United Airlines, which enabled her to travel freely.

She loved helping others, especially those who could not help themselves. Her passion was horseback riding and caring for animals.

Comings & Goings: Pop-Up Cashmere Store to Main St.

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The Cashmere Sale, a pop-up store specializing in cashmere offerings for women, men, and children, will open Oct. 22 and remain until Dec. 10 at 56 Main St. in space formerly occupied by Sperry Top-Sider. Owner Joy Schwartz, a Stamford resident, said this is its third holiday season in Westport, the first two years in a space at the corner of Post Road East and Taylor Place. Schwartz said the store offers “in season, high quality cashmere at factory-direct-to-you prices.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Dogs Return to Compo Beach Sunday

Dogs are back at Westport’s Compo Beach beginning Sunday.

They will be allowed on the beach through March 31 subject to restrictions, Parks & Recreation Director Jennifer Fava said today.

She said dogs are prohibited from the beach’s pavilion, playground and boardwalk.

Dogs also must be leashed in all areas except in the designated off-leash area south of the pavilion, including South Beach, Fava said.  Off-leash regulations are posted at the entrance to the off-leash area, she added.

Tuesday, September 26, 2017


10 a.m. – 2 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – Member & Donor Appreciation Day
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “Vivian Maier—a Lifetime of Photographs”
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “06880+50: Visions of Westport in Fifty Years”
Noon – Westport Library Reading Room – Brown bag lunch with Democratic First Selectman candidate Melissa Kane
4:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m. – Westport Library – Drop-in Tech Help
7 p.m. – Westport Country Playhouse – “Sex with Strangers”
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Room 309 – Architectural Review Board
7:30 p.m. – Town Hall Auditorium – Zoning Board of Appeals (live on cable channel 79, Frontier channel 99, & westportct.gov)

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar