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Monday, October 20, 2014

Monday, October 20, 2014

Pumpkin Power

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Jack-o’-Lanterns outside Saugatuck Sweets at Saugatuck Center on Sunday night following carving sessions there earlier in the day. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Alan Martin for WestportNow.com

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Monday, October 20, 2014


10 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Westport Arts Center - “Farm to Table Cycle” and “Edward Burtynsky: Nature Speaks”
1:30 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - Municipal Pension Board
2 p.m. - Town Hall Room 309 - Fire Pension Board
4 p.m. - Westport Library - Teen: Maker Mondays
7:30 p.m. - Staples Cafeteria B - Board of Education (live coverage cable channel 78, AT&T channel 99, and www.westport.k12.ct.us)

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Sunday, October 19, 2014

Winning the Gold

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Westport’s Saugatuck Rowing Club today won the gold in the women’s youth eight at the 50th Head of the Charles Regatta in Boston. Pictured are Nica Wardell, Lelia Boley, Alison Morrison, Lexi Bralver, Will ten Cate, and Katherine Ratcliffe (all from Westport), Amra Sabovic and Margaret Manley (from Wilton) and Genevieve Esse (New Canaan) with coach Chase Graham. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Eugenie ten Cate for WestportNow.com

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Earthplace Fall Festival Draws Crowds

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More than 1,500 persons attended the Earthplace Fall Festival today. There were games, trail walks, and up close looks at some of the Earthplace creatures. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Tony Riggio for WestportNow.com

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Not a Hands-On Event

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The donut on a string event was a popular attraction at today’s Earthplace Fall Festival. Contestants had to completely eat the donut without using their hands. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Tony Riggio for WestportNow.com

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Earthplace Paint Job

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Ella Bughman of Westport gets her face painted today at the Earthplace Fall Festival. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Tony Riggio for WestportNow.com

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Earthplace Fun


Scenes from today’s Earthplace Fall Festival. Tony Riggio and Julia Mally for WestportNow.com

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Preservation Award Winner: 111 Kings Highway North

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The house at 111 Kings Highway North is among the seven winners of the Westport Historic District Commission 2014Preservation Awards to be presented in a Town Hall ceremony at 7 p.m. on Thursday. The HDC said the award to John Koren and Patti McGovern, owners of the circa 1911 house, is in recognition of the meticulous restoration of this previously abandoned house, which “was restored without departing from the original design and appearance of the house. New exterior items include a new roof, masonry foundation repairs, shoring up the front porch and removing mid-century alterations, and extensive new landscaping, once again a contributing element of the Kings Highway North Historic District.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Y Water Rats Host First Meet in New Home

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The Westport Weston Family Y’s Water Rat Swim Team meet today hosted its first meet in its new home waters, Strittmatter Family Aquatics Center, in the Y’s new facility at its Mahackeno campus. The meet, for 8 and under swimmers, included 10 other swim teams from around the area. Family and friends cheered the young competitors from the Cameron Lewis Bruce Observation Gallery as well as the large windows in the gymnasium, overlooking the 10-lane lap pool.  (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Thousands Take Part in Sherwood Cancer Fundraiser

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An estimated 5,000-7,000 persons participated in the American Cancer Society Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk today at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport, according to Kristen Welton, walk manager. Similar events, attracting thousands of breast cancer survivors, caregiver, volunteers, businesses and community members, occurred simultaneously in Hartford, Waterbury and New Haven according to Stephanie Balesano, media relations manager. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Entertaining at Breast Cancer Walk

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The festive atmosphere at today’s American Cancer Society Breast Cancer event at Sherwood Island State Park included entertainment by youth groups, incouding performing the “All That Jazz” scene from the musical, “Chicago.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Sherwood Breast Cancer Walk Stymies I-95 Traffic

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Traffic backed up on I-95 northbound (top) and southbound at Exit 18 in Westport today as thousands headed to Sherwood Island State Park for the American Cancer Society: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K walk. DOT photos

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Mother Nature Showing Her Colors

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Fall colors were striking Saturday on Westport’s Nash’s Pond. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Leslie Hyman for WestportNow.com

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Sunday,  October 19, 2014


9:30 a.m. - Sherwood Island State Park - American Cancer Society: Making Strides Against Breast Cancer 5K Walk
11 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Earthplace - Earthplace Festival
3 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - “Intimate Apparel”
5:30 p.m. - Westport Country Playhouse - Julian Greene, “A Remarkable Enterprise: The Laborers who Built the Panama Canal”

See more events:  Celebrate Westport Calendar

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Saturday, October 18, 2014

People’s Choice Winner

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Westporter Julie Mombello (2nd r) celebrates with friends tonight after winning the People’s Choice Award with partner Dmitry Krasnyanskiy of Ballroom Elegance in Westport at Westport-based nonprofit Positive Directions annual “A Chance to Dance” dance competition fundraiser at the Patterson Club in Fairfield. Judges gave the Mirror Award to Moshe Aelyon of Fairfield and partner Luisa Tanno. Competitors also included Westport artist Miggs Burroughs. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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Kicking Up the Heels for a Good Cause

WestportNow.com ImageInternationally acclaimed dancer Anastasia Zhitova of Fred Astaire Studio, Norwalk and graphic artist Miggs Burroughs of Westport perform their routine to “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley as part of Positive Directions “A Chance to Dance” fundraiser tonight at the Patterson Club in Fairfield. Six couples, made up of one professional dance instructor and one amateur, competed for the Mirrorball Trophy and bragging rights, but they were, as described by one dancer a team of 12 dancing for a great cause. The scores were very close, but Moshe Aelyon and Luisa Tanno emerged victorious in the end. The People’s Choice winners were Westporter Julie Mombello with partner Dmitry Krasnyanskiy of Ballroom Elegance in Westport. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Photo by Mike Lauterborn
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Earthplace Bonfire Bash

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Guests enjoyed a warm evening at the Earthplace Bonfire Bash tonight,  which raised funds to build a deck around the Earthplace pond used for many school field trips. On Sunday, Earthplace hosts a family festival from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Julia Mally for WestportNow.com

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Painting the Town Halloween Orange

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Westport Saugatuck Elementary School fifth grade classmates Tessa Moore (l) and Elle DesMarteau, both 10, today complete a Halloween drawing on the window of Lux Bond & Green, 136 Main St. The girls were taking part in the second annual Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce Halloween Window Painting Contest. “It took us about two hours to do it,” said Elle. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Paint Brushes Out for Halloween

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Scenes of children from Westport, Weston, and Norwalk taking part today in the second annual Halloween Window Painting Contest, sponsored by the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce. Almost two dozen windows downtown, on the Post Road, and in Saugatuck were painted by artists eager to win a $25 gift certificate from Top This, one of the participating merchants. Joyce Seo (upper left), painting Tutti’s window, said,“It’s a lot of fun. It’s my first time painting on glass and I get to use so many colors.” Judging will take place over the next few days, and the winners will be announced on Tuesday. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Matthew Mandell for WestportNow.com

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Reflections on Sherwood Mill Pond

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Westport’s Sherwood Mill Pond late today. Skies darkened with storm clouds but brightened a short time later. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Jaime Bairaktaris for WestportNow.com

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Storm Clouds at Compo

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Skies darkened late today as storm clouds moved over the Westport area, but they were gone a short time later. View is from Compo Beach. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Meredith Holod for WestportNow.com

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Paying Tribute to Shirley Land: ‘Always a Smile on Her Face’

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Dozens of persons today attended a memorial service for Shirley Wolfson Land at the Westport Library. Land, active for many years in library and other Westport community activities, died July 13 at age 96 in Pittsboro, N.C., where she had been living for the last six years. (See WestportNow Sept 28, 2014) Among those at the service was longtime Westporter Julie Belaga who spoke of her gratitude and good luck when she and her husband moved into a home next to the Lands. “Shirley took me by the hand and got me started in Westport,” she said. “All my memories of Shirley…she always had a smile on her face.” Phyllis Groner for WestportNow.com

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Westporters Rappel 22 Stories in Stamford for Charity

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Neil Katz and Susan Aronson Nussbaum were among 12 Westporters and scores of others who rappelled today down 22 stories of Stamford’s Landmark Square building in a fundraiser that generated $355,000 to support Shatterproof, a Norwalk-based nonprofit that funds programs to eliminate youth drug addiction. The event began with U.S. Rep. Jim Himes rappelling down the building alongside Shatterproof founder Gary Mendell. Other Westport residents who rappelled today included Michael Chamberlin and Eric Cohen. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Preservation Award Winner: 6 Blind Brook Road North

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The house at 6 Blind Brook Road North, designed and built by famed local architect Frazier Forman Peters in 1932, is among the seven recipients of the Westport Historic District Commission 2014 Preservation Awards to be presented in a Town Hall ceremony at 7 p.m. on Thursday. The HDC said the Barlow Cutler-Wotton Award for Architecture is being presented to Frank Donaldson, owner of the house, in recognition of “the outstanding effort made in preserving and enhancing the essence of this distinguished house through the architectural design and execution of the renovation and expansion.” (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Dave Matlow for WestportNow.com

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Westporters Walk in NYC for Breast Cancer Research

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Westporters Alexa Alienello (l) and Totney Benson are shown at the 6:15 a.m. start today of the 39-mile two-day Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in New York City. They walked in honor of all their friends and family who have battled cancer and celebrating Benson being cancer free for 10 years. (CLICK TO ENLARGE) Contributed photo

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