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Kimberly Sholty, 57

Kimberly Sholty of Westport, the devoted and much loved wife of Joseph Martens and mother of two sons, Jack and Finn, died Nov. 23 following a brief illness. She was 57.

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Kim Sholty: community volunteer. Contributed photo


She grew up in Old Westbury, Long Island, New York. She graduated with honors from Jericho High School and completed her degree in finance at the University of Florida before pursuing a successful career on Wall Street.

She met and married the love of her life, Joe Martens and together they chose to raise their family in Westport. 


Kim enjoyed giving back to her community. She was a regular volunteer at Coleytown Elementary School and active in their PTA.

Saturday, November 24, 2018


Noon – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – Exhibition: “Paradise”
2 p.m. – Westport Library – Families Flower Craft
2:30 p.m. – Earthplace – Turkey Walk & Trot with Joe DeBone
5 p.m. – 8 p.m. – Gallery at Westport Country Playhouse – Ann Chernow & Miggs Burroughs present “Amazing Grace”
7 p.m. – Toquet Hall Teen Center – Live Music: Similar Kind w/ The Apartment Project
8 p.m. – Town Hall – Westport Community Theatre: “The Price” by Arthur Miller

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Friday, November 23, 2018


Westport Town Hall & Public Schools are closed. Westport Library is open 1 p.m. – 5 p.m.
10 a.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Arts Center – Exhibition: “Paradise”
Noon – 8 p.m. – Longshore Club Park – PAL ice rink opens for season (open skating)
3 p.m. – 5 p.m. – Westport Library – Drop-in Tech Help
8 p.m. – Town Hall – Westport Community Theatre: “The Price” by Arthur Miller

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

Turkey Fryer Fire Extinguished

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Westport firefighters today quickly extinguished a turkey fryer fire in the backyard at a home on Anchor Lane off Compo Road North. Assistant Chief Jeffrey Gootman said the flames did not threaten the house. He reminded residents to keep turkey fryers well away from a house, deck and any other combustible structure. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Westport Fire Department photo

Enjoying the Thanksgiving Meal

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Several hundred persons turned out today for the annual Westport Community Thanksgiving Day Feast, this year held at Branson Hall, Christ & Holy Trinity Church. Event partners included Main Street Resources, Christ & Holy Trinity Church, Saugatuck Congregational Church, The Unitarian Church in Westport, and Temple Israel. Food was donated and prepared at The Inn at Longshore by OnTheMarc catering of Stamford. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) WestportNow.com photo