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Wreckers Field Hockey Continues Winning Season

Westport CT Staples Wrecker Field Hockey shuts out Norwalk's Brien McMahon 8-0, Nov. 7, 2020, by JC Martin
The Staples field hockey team kept their perfect season intact with another shutout, defeating Norwalk’s Brien McMahon 8-0 in today’s FCIAC central region semi-final tournament match. Scoring was led by Senior Julia DiConza, who scored three goals. Sophomores Jess Leon and Francine Stevens, Junior Romy Nusbaum, Seniors Laine Ambrose and Maya Reiner added one goal each. The Wreckers face Ridgefield at home on Tuesday, Nov. 10 for the FCIAC central region final. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) J.C. Martin for WestportNow.com

New Electric Cars Debut in Westport

Polestar cars 1 and 2 electric and hybrid cars debut in Westport, CT Nov. 7, 2020, by Dave Matlow
Westporter Barry Kresch, a charter member of the Electric Vehicle Club of Connecticut (EV Club), takes a look at both versions of the Polestar. Polestar 1, an electric/gas hybrid model and Polestar 2, an all-electric plug-in model, debuted in Westport today outside the TecKnow technology offices at 12 Elm St. The event, organized by the EV Club, attracted electric vehicle fans, who were offered test drives. The automobiles are manufactured and marketed by Geely, Volvo’s performance and electric-vehicle brand. Robert Marchhart, marketing director of Manhattan Motorcars, said the cars will be delivered to new owners this week. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Dorothy B. Keplesky, 93

Dorothy B. Keplesky, a native of Bayside Queens, NY and a former resident of Westport, died Nov. 6, 2020 in Virginia Beach, VA. She was 93. She was preceded in death by her husband, William F. Keplesky, Sr. and parents, Harry and Mabel Bendelow of Bridgeport.

Dorothy B. Keplesky
Dorothy B. Keplesky Contributed photo

She is survived by her four children: Robert Keplesky (Sue) of Mansfield; William F. Keplesky, Jr. (Sharon) of Norfolk, VA; Carol Carbone of Orefield, PA; and James Keplesky of Westport; seven grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.

Dorothy was a long-time resident of Westport and worked as an executive secretary at Greens Farms Academy and was one of the first parishioners of St. Luke Catholic Church. While later residing in Wilmington, NC, she was an active volunteer in the community, supporting Meals on Wheels and the New Hanover and Cape Fear Hospitals. She was also a Eucharistic Minister at St. Mark Catholic Church. She and her husband relocated to Hampton Roads, VA in 2015 to be near family.

A private funeral mass and burial next to her husband at Assumption Greens Farms Cemetery in Westport will be held in the future. Donations in her memory can be made to the Norfolk Botanical Garden in Norfolk, VA.

Westport Veterans Day Services at VFW Post 399 This Year

Phil Delgado of Westport VFW Post 399 announced that the Westport Veterans Day ceremony will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. at the Post located at 465 Riverside Ave.

The program will include Posting the Colors; welcoming remarks by First Selectman Jim Marpe; placing of a memorial wreath by members of VFW Post 399 and American Legion Post 63; Firing Detail conducted by the Westport Police Department; and will conclude with honoring five veterans invited to this year’s ceremony.

Due to the Phase 2.1 COVID-19 restrictions and to ensure safety for all, attendance at this event will be by invitation only. A video of the ceremony will be posted on all Town social media pages and Optimum Channel 79/Frontier Channel 6020 shortly after the end of the ceremony.

Compo Beach Will Close When Parking Reaches 50% Capacity

Westport Operations Director Sara Harris announced that due to the nice weather and warmer than normal temperatures this weekend, car and pedestrian traffic has been increasing at the Westport beaches. “In an abundance of caution and to ensure public health and safety, the parking lots will close tomorrow when they reach 50% capacity, as was done during the summer. We will reopen as spaces become available,” she announced.

While in the Compo Beach area, wear masks when walking on the beach boardwalk, using the restrooms or area sidewalks, or at any other time when you are unable to maintain a six-foot distance from others.

Al’s Angels Prepare Thanksgiving Meals

Al's Angels founder Al DiGuido of Westport, CT, talks with volunteers at Thanksgiving meal donation prep in Bridgeport, CT. Nov. 7, 2020, photo by Dave Matlow
Al’s Angels founder Al DiGuido of Westport, talks with volunteers. An estimated 150 volunteers, many from Westport, gathered today at a Gault warehouse in Bridgeport to prepare 1,600 Thanksgiving meal bins distributed by Westport-based nonprofit Al’s Angels to needy families throughout the tri-state area. Consistent with COVID-19 health guidelines the annual food assembly event was held outdoors, for the first time, with individual temperature tests and adherence to mask-wearing protection. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

Saturday, Nov. 7, 2020


Westport Senior Center is closed.
Noon – 3 p.m. – Leonard Schine Preserve & Natural Playground (Glendinning Place) – Aspetuck Land Trust Craft Saturday
Noon – 2 p.m. – MoCA Westport – “World Peace” exhibit

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Earthplace YouTube Channel
Virtual Westport Museum for History & Culture
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WYWL’s Annual Craft Westport Goes Online

The Westport Young Woman’s League 45th Craft Westport Show goes online this weekend.

Westport Young Woman's League Craft Westport Online Marketplace, Nov. 6-8, 2020
Shop the online Craft Westport Marketplace this weekend. (CLICK TO ENLARGE)

Craft Westport is usually held the first weekend in November at Staples and one of two major fundraisers supporting the WYWL charitable grants programs, but the event was canceled due to COVID-19. The other event, Minute Man Road Race, was also canceled.

Customers can browse and buy from their favorite artists’ online shops by visiting the Craft Westport Marketplace.

There is no admission fee to shop online. The WYWL asks marketplace visitors to consider making a donation in lieu of the admission fee to support its program of grants to many local charities, which includes recipients like the Bridgeport Rescue Mission.