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Staples Club Wins State Honor

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Four Staples High School students were recently awarded a state “2006 Challenge to Educational Citizenship Award” for their club Heart and Soul. The Westport students are (l-r) Jillian Ugol, Elizabeth Marshman, Molly Hennessy and Alie Schreiber. More than 125 schools statewide applied for this award, and only 10 schools were selected as finalists. Heart and Soul, consisting of about 20 eager students, is a volunteer club that has served more than 1,000 patients. At Norwalk Hospital, students volunteer on the maternity ward to bake cookies for patients. At Haven Health Center of Westport, volunteers arrange and hold activities for patients. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

PAL Distributes College Scholarships

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Westport Police Athletic League officials distributed college scholarships tonight during a ceremony at Police Headquarters. Chief Al Fiore (l) and Howard Freidman (r) join the college winners (l-r back row) R. Pocius, D. Brown, B. Prictchard, M. Tienken, R. Gisolfi, A. Gisolfi, (front row) J. Romann, N. Lozyniak, K. Rossi, M. Vena, N. Vena, J. D’Aiuto and K. Palumbo. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Stephen Rubin for WestportNow.com

PAL Distributes High School Scholarships

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Westport Police Athletic League high school and college scholarships were distributed tonight during a ceremony at Police Headquarters. Chief Al Fiore (l) and Howard Freidman (r) are joined by the six high school winners (l-r) H. Kleinman, M. O’Kelly, S. Marcinuk, A. Benway, A. Sarin and L. Blacburn. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Stephen Rubin for WestportNow.com

Bill Vornkahl Marks 35th Westport Memorial Day Parade

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Bill Vornkahl has been coordinating Westport’s Memorial Day parade for 35 years. He surveyed the line of march at the end of today’s event. Vornkahl also supervises every other parade in Westport, including 4th of July festivities at Compo Beach and the Italian Festival parade. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Stephen Rubin for WestportNow.com