Families on White Woods Lane and other Old Hill area neighbors got together to have COVID-safe Halloween fun. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Kate O’Gorman for WestportNow.com
Thursday, June 08, 2023
Gallery: Westfair Drive Neighborhood Celebrates Halloween—Safely
In a celebration of Halloween, families Westport’s Westfair Drive neighborhood, near Stop & Shop, organized a “Nightmare on Westfair Drive” parade. To encourage social distancing, event liaison Anna Rycenga, a Westfair Drive resident, said, “we have two starting points and chalk markers on the road for each family group to stand on at six feet apart before we start the parade for the 76 youth participants and their parents.” Many neighbors set up tables on their driveways to offer separately packaged bags of treats for the kids. Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Halloween Food Drive Nets Plenty of Donations
And the Winner of the Scariest Halloween House is … 3 Ellery Lane!
Westport Parks & Recreation announced the Halloween House Decoration Competition winners. The Fayad-Guggenheim Family of 3 Ellery Lane (above) took 1st Place. Second Place went to the Bodell Family of 1 Bradley St. (entry). The Hopkins-Clemons Family of 16 Rockyfield Road secured 3rd Place (entry), and Honorable Mention went to the Mirabelli Family of 1 Quintard Place (entry). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
A Murder of Crows on Quintard Place!
Who is that knock, knock, knocking at the door at 1 Quintard Place? An ornithophobic entry, one of 36, in the Halloween House Decorating contest sponsored by Westport’s Parks & Recreation Department (click here for more information). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Beware of the Dogs on Soundview Drive
The dogs keep a watchful eye on the party at 31 Soundview Drive! An unsettling entry, one of 36, in the Halloween House Decorating contest sponsored by Westport’s Parks & Recreation Department (click here for more information). (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com
Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020 – Halloween
Westport Senior Center is closed.
Noon – 2 p.m. – MoCA Westport – “World Peace” exhibit
7:30 p.m. – Imperial Parking Lot – Remarkable Drive-In Theater: “Halloween”
Westport Senior Center YouTube Channel
Westport Library Event Calendar
Westport Library YouTube Page
Earthplace YouTube Channel
Virtual Westport Museum for History & Culture
See more events: Celebrate Westport Calendar
Westport Property Transfers Oct. 12-16, 2020
Westport property transfers as reported by the Town Clerk’s office for the period Oct. 12-16, 2020:
Westport School of Music Inc. to 18 Woods Grove Road LLC, 18 Woods Grove Road, $615,000
Thomas Martin & Patricia Ann Milligan to Warren E. Gluck & Katherine I. Fogerty, 29 Hermit Lane, $2,105,000
Robert H. & Lorraine Steinmetz to Stefan Brod & Jennifer Carr, 5 Vinyard Lane, $745,500
Superintendent Scarice Issues COVID-19 Update
Superintendent of Schools Thomas Scarice today issued the following update to school families:
Dear Westport Families and Staff,
This afternoon the district was made aware of two related positive COVID-19 cases in our schools. The affected individuals, one from Kings Highway Elementary School, and the other, from Bedford Middle School, have not been in the schools in recent days. They will remain excluded from both school environments and have been instructed to continue quarantining at home.
Upon learning of the positive COVID-19 cases, the administration began immediate contact tracing. It has been determined that no other individuals at either school were identified as “close contacts.”
As I have shared in prior communications of a similar nature, working closely with the Westport/Weston Health District and our medical advisor, it has been confirmed that the staff and students have implemented our mitigating measures by maintaining distance to the maximum extent possible, and by wearing masks. However, the Connecticut State Department of Education (CSDE)/Department of Public Health (DPH) guidance indicates that decisions for exclusion from school and quarantine will be based on the individual circumstances of each case, including those who have spent a significant amount of time (i.e. more than 15 minutes) in the presence of a positive case, regardless of mask wearing.
Westport COVID-19 Cases Up 3, Deaths Unchanged
The state said today its Westport COVID-19 case count was up 3 at 441 (420 confirmed and 21 probable) and deaths unchanged at 23.