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Cookbooks for Sale at Library

The Westport Public Library will be selling more than 2,000 cookbooks donated from a local cookbook writer.

While most of the books will be sold at the Friends of the Library’s annual summer sale on July 15, some of the nicest and newest cookbooks are now available on the organization’s sale shelves located on the Riverwalk Level, an announcement said.

As cookbooks are sold, new ones will be placed on the shelves. The books are individually priced, and all proceeds benefit the library.

For more information, call (203)291-4840.

Rotary Awards $20,000 in Grants

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The Westport Rotary Club distributed $20,000 in Partnership Grants to 27 local organizations at its luncheon meeting today at the Inn at Longshore.  Pictured are representatives of each of the organizations, with Robin Hammond, Rotary charitable giving chairwoman, at left. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Elizabeth Scheffler for WestportNow.com

Hall-Brooke Art Show Winner Announced

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Julie O’Connor (l) of Weston, enjoys the announcement that her photograph of a Tibetan man in a yak skin boat on the Lhasa River was selected “Best in Show” at the Fourth Annual Friends of Hall-Brooke Mother’s Day Weekend Art Show and Sale in Westport.  Frankie Smith (r), of Westport, represented Fairfield County Bank which, along with Castle Wine and Spirits, sponsored the show and provided a $500 award.  Laura Wilk, (c), of Westport, served as Curator.  She was “Best in Show” winner for 2005. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

ABC of Westport Receives Contribution

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Underscoring its commitment to and ongoing support of the local community, Nicke Castellano, (l) branch director of the Southport office of RBC Dain Rauscher, presents a $5,000 grant to A Better Chance of Westport’s Cheryl Scott-Daniels and Steve Daniels, chair of facilities and president respectively of ABC of Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

Getting Ready for Garden Tour

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Members of the Westport Historical Society met to make plans for the group’s Hidden Garden Tour June 11. The annual event will include noteworthy gardens in the area. Pictured are top row (l-r): Joni Andrews, Linda Adelman, Maggie Feczko, and Cynthia Lee; bottom row (l-r): Paula Leonard, Deborah Herbertson, Donna Brody, and Diana Zaslow. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Andrea Fine for WestportNow.com

Westport-Weston Interfaith Council Hosts Forum Today

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William Grassie: talking science and religion. Contributed photo
The Westport-Weston Interfaith Council will hold a community forum on “Science and the Sacred: Towards the Constructive Engagement of Religion and Science” today at 4 p.m. at the Unitarian Church, 10 Lyons Plains Road, Westport.

The forum features Dr. William Grassie, executive director of the Metanexus Institute. The discussion is an “introduction and invitation to join in the challenging and exciting dialogue between the estranged domains of science and religion,” according to an announcement.

The Philadelphia-based Metanexus Institute says its mission is “to seek to create an enduring intellectual and social movement by collaborating with persons and communities from diverse religious traditions and scientific disciplines.”

Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.

Westport Attorney Named to Best Lawyer List

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Amy L. Y. Day: Named to best lawyer list. Contributed photo
Amy L. Y. Day of Westport, a partner in the Westport law firm Wake, See, Dimes & Bryniczka, has been selected to be included in the 2007 edition of “The Best Lawyers in America 7” in the trusts and estates area.

Inclusion in the publication is based on an exhaustive and rigorous peer-review survey, an announcement said.

Day, a past president of the Westport Bar Association, has served on the Executive Committee of the Estates and Probate Section of the Connecticut Bar Association for the past 20 years. She also is a member of the Advisory Committee of Connecticut Lawyer, a publication of the Connecticut Bar Association and a member of the Estate Planning Council of Lower Fairfield County. 

Day, Staples High School Class of 1970, is an honors graduate of the University of Connecticut School of Law and received her bachelor’s degree from Smith College (A.B., cum laude, 1974) in Northampton, Mass., where she was elected to Phi Beta Kappa.

Soccer Registration Begins

Westport Soccer has opened registration for spring clinics for children who will enter kindergarten this fall or in the fall of 2007.

The weekly clinics for the younger group will be held at Burr Farms Field at 1:45-2:30 p.m. on Wednesdays or Fridays, otganizers said.

The weekly clinics for the older group will be held at the field at 1:45-2:30 p.m. on Mondays, Tuesdays or Thursdays.

The clinic for the younger set will run April 26 through June 9, and the clinics for the older children will run April 10 through June 5.