Barbara Aber (nee Cahane), a longtime Westport resident, died May 31. She was 83.
Barbara Aber: art teacher, painter. Contributed photo
She first came to Westport in the 1950s to be a set dresser and designer for Lucille Lortel and the White Barn Theatre. She always enjoyed the town and, in 1965 she and her husband, Bert Aber, bought the house she still lived in on Partrick Road.
Bert and Barbara were instrumental in the preservation of the 22-acre Partrick Wetlands open space.
Barbara graduated from Brandeis University and received her master’s degree from Columbia University. She went on to become the chief executive officer of a financial management company, but enjoyed the marketing aspect of her firm most.
Following a regular undefeated season (17-0) and FCIAC title, the Staples High School varsity girls tennis team today beat Wilton to capture their second state championship in a row and finish the season 24-0. The 5-2 win over No. 6 seed Wilton to take the Class L title was played at New Canaan. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo
Connecticut is poised to raise the legal age to purchase tobacco products from 18 to 21 with an overwhelming vote today in the state Senate endorsing the bill.
The bill won passage in the House earlier this month and now heads to Gov. Ned Lamont, who has pledged to sign the measure. The law would take effect in October.
The Senate voted 33-3 in favor of the proposal, with three Republicans dissenting.
“Increasing the age of being able to purchase tobacco products … is going to dramatically cut the number of young people who start smoking in our state,” said Sen. Mae Flexer, D-Killingly, a key backer of the measure.
John Brandt Zembsch, a longtime resident of Weston and former Westport resident, died May 27. He was 65.
Brandt Zembsch: global traveler. Contributed photo
An Army brat, he was born Nov. 2, 1953 in Fort Sill, Oklahoma. He grew up in Fremont, California (the San Francisco Bay Area), where he began a life devoted to family, friends, adventure and fun.
As a child, Brandt’s many joys included leading his younger brothers as they romped around their family cabin in Yosemite National Park; winning a league championship as a high school miler; diving off any cliff he could find; and road tripping all over the United States with his high school friends.
He was a seasoned global traveler at age 17, a passion he enjoyed throughout his life, as he and wife Gail enjoyed six continents together.
The Staples High School boys tennis team today clinched the Class LL state title with a four-peat win over rival Greenwich at Wesleyan University. Staples also defeated Greenwich in the FCIAC final. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo