Tuesday, March 05, 2024


Rev Up the Washing Machines

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When a late afternoon torrential rain delayed play at a Westport Little League game today at Coleytown Elementary School, several players on the Reds team decided conditions were ideal to practice sliding into a base in the mud. Taking part were Quinn Levinson, Ulysses Nixon, Jake Martin, and Pell Schmeiser. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Anna-Liisa Nixon for WestportNow.com

Best Kisser

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It was close and a very crowded field at the fourth annual Dog Festival in Winslow Park today, but after several “kiss-offs” a clear winner emerged—Olivia Marshall, 15, a freshman at Staples High School with her loving dog, Midy, 5. The mixed breed was adopted by her family from the Westport Humane Society. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Lynn U. Miller for WestportNow.com

Silver Lining for Staples Assistant Principal

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A group of nine Staples High School seniors wrapped their Assistant Principal James Farnen’s office in tinfoil as a senior prank. according to Inklings, the school newspaper. The seniors worked for two hours on the project on Thursday, individually wrapping every object, including pens, books and wires, in the office in tinfoil. Students were inspired by a similar prank done by seniors in 2009. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Audrey Bernstein ‘20 for Inklings.com

Eyeing Westport Fashions

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Westport First Selectman Jim Marpe and wife Mary Ellen (r) were among guests at tonight’s “Fashionably Westport,“ an inaugural event celebrating fashion and beauty retailers and salons downtown and in Playhouse Square. The fashion show was held at Branson Hall in Christ & Holy Trinity Church. Portion of the proceeds benefited Homes With Hope, which serves young, homeless women. The event continues Friday with special in-store events. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Honored by Westport Rotary

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The Westport Rotary Club today honored the father-daughter photography team of Larry Untermeyer and Lynn U. Miller with community service awards for their photos of Westport on WestportNow.com and other outlets. The annual luncheon also saw distribution of $75,000 to representatives of 34 local nonprofits. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com