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Car of Jumper is Towed from I-95 Bridge Image
A car belonging to a man who jumped today from the I-95 bridge over the Saugatuck River is loaded on to a tow truck under State Police supervision. The man was rescued by Westport firefighters in wetsuits and was reported to have suffered serious injuries. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) James Connaughton for

Granger at the Movies: ‘Black Panther,’ ‘The Insult,’ ‘Peter Rabbit’

By Susan Granger

Special to WestportNow

Exactly a decade after “Iron Man” launched the Marvel Cinematic Universe, “Black Panther,” a powerful, new superhero has arrived -— and he’s sensational. Image

The warrior T’Challa (Chadwick Boseman) is the Prince/protector of the fantastical African nation of Wakanda, an isolated, secretive kingdom that’s rich with Vibranium — the mythic ‘alien’ metal that comprises Captain America’s shield. This invaluable resource has enabled incredible technological advances including magnetic transfers, superconductors, and spaceships.

Following the death of his father, T’Challa must fight M’Baku (Winston Duke), leader of the rival Jabari tribe, to claim his heritage. Then there’s the threat posed by predatory arms dealer/thief Ulysses Klaue (Andy Serkis) in South Korea, aided by a CIA operative (Martin Freeman).

Eventually, T’Challa faces off with villainous Erik “Killmonger” Stevens (Michael B. Jordan), a swaggering former Navy SEAL from Oakland, California. whose father was Wakandan.

Playhouse Hosting ‘Pinkalicious the Musical’ March 11

As part of its Family Festivities Series, the Westport Country Playhouse will present three performances of “Pinkalicious, the Musical” on Sunday, March 11, at 11 a.m. and 1 and 4 p.m., playhouse officials announced.

Based on the bestselling book by Victoria and Elizabeth Kann,the musical tells the tale of Pinkalicious, a girl who cannot stop eating pink cupcakes despite warnings from her parents.

Her pink indulgence, the story goes, lands her at the doctor’s office with a case of ‘pinkititis,” an affliction that turns her pink from head to toe. It is a dream come true for this pink-loving enthusiast, but when her hue goes too far, only Pinkalicious can figure a way out of her predicament.

The one-hour musical appropriate for ages two through seven is being produced by Vital Theatre Company. Tickets are $20, and audience members are encouraged to dress as their favorite “Pinkalicious” character, playhouse officials said.

Monday, February 19, 2018 – Presidents Day

Westport Town Hall, Board of Education, and Library are closed.
9 a.m. – Westport Weston Family Y – Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program
10 a.m. – 4 p.m. – Westport Historical Society – “The Curious Case of Ed Vebell”
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – “What Keeps Mankind Alive/The Last Library”
10 a.m. – Westport Arts Center – Youth Vacation Week Workshop: Toy Design

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Westport’s Julia Marino Qualifies for the Big Air Finals Image
UPDATE Westport’s Julia Marino was in ninth place tonight after two qualifying runs in the snowboard big air at the Pyeongchang 2018 Winter Olympics. Marino scored an 83.75 on her opening run, which put her in second place after the first round of runs. An 85.25 in her second run secured Marino the No. 9 spot in the top 12, meaning she qualifies for the final competition on Thursday. Click HERE for a primer on the big air event from NBC Olympics. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Photo from