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Where Westport Meets the World

Full-length Drone Videos of Westport

Hello everyone, 

I thought that the "06880" community might like my full length, unedited (mostly) aerial videos of Compo beach, Downtown and the Saugatuck area. I captured these videos mostly in 2017, and hope to capture more places around town very soon!

Compo: https://youtu.be/8mXEJvZHMtQ

Downtown: https://youtu.be/iT_A4xhCuao

Saugatuck: https://youtu.be/4AhSl3cUpDY

Enjoy!


STG 75th Celebration

Staples Tuition Grants celebrates 75 years of helping SHS students close the College tuition gap- Come celebrate!!

March 10th @ 7:00 -Details - https://one.bidpal.net/stg75th/welcome


STAPLES TUITION GRANT turns 75!!

Staples Tuition Grants celebrates 75 years of helping SHS students close the College tuition gap- Come celebrate!!


Weigh in on Proposed Daybreak Development at P&Z Public Hearing




Anxious about increased traffic volume at Westport’s worst intersection? Or perhaps the proposed 11-residence development on roughly 2 acres concerns you for environmental reasons: erosion, soil contamination, wastewater runoff, the safety of our watershed?


Voice your concerns at the Planning and Zoning Commission’s public hearing on Thursday, Feb. 8 at 7:00 pm, Town Hall (110 Myrtle Ave.) Let the P&Z know that Westporters will not tolerate over-development which poses a threat to our public safety.


Whether you live nearby, or across town, the proposed development at the Daybreak Nurseries site WILL affect you. Roughly 41,400 vehicles navigate that intersection daily -- which means each of our 26,391 residents drive though there 1.6 times per day!


Less known is that the 500 Main Street site is part of the Aquifer Protection Zone. If the site is over-developed, our water supply could be compromised.


This is not a time to be apathetic, or sit on the sidelines. SHOW UP and be counted. Click here to view the Special Permit & Site Plan application which is listed under 500 Main Street, Appl. #17-052a on the P&Z page.



WESTPORT WOMAN’S CLUB ACCEPTING PROPOSALS FOR RUEGG GRANT

The Westport Woman’s Club is now accepting proposals for its annual $5,000 Ruegg Grant. Local non-profit organizations are invited to submit their proposals for projects that will make a meaningful difference in our community.

This grant, established in 1995 by an endowment left to the club by former member Lea Ruegg, is given each year to a deserving organization in the arts, educational endeavors, and health and safety-related fields. Past beneficiaries include the Westport Astronomical Society, Project Return, Earthplace and Wakeman Town Farm.

Community groups with impactful and meaningful projects for this year should submit their project proposals and relevant financial information by March 1, 2018 to the Westport Woman’s Club Ruegg Grant Committee, 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT 06880


WINTER CLEARANCE SALE

The Curio Cottage Thrift Shop at the Westport Woman's Club is having a Huge Winter Clearance Sale. 


For the ENTIRE MONTH of FEBRUARY EVERYTHING is HALF-PRICE.

There are a wide variety of quality items from collectibles, jewelry, glassware, artwork, purses and much, much more.

The shop is open Monday 1-4, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 10-3, Saturday 11-2

Proceeds benefit Fairfield County Charitable Organizations.

Westport Woman's Club, 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT

For further information, please call the Club, 203-227-4240.


STAPLES TUITION GRANTS CELEBRATES 75 YEARS!

Dear Friends, 
As you may have heard, Staples Tuition Grants (STG) is 75!!
On Saturday, March 10th we will be celebrating our milestone birthday at Christ & Holy Trinity Church.
Since 1943, STG has awarded over $5 million in tuition assistance to Staples High School graduates with demonstrated financial need.
Please look for your postcard in early February
with the link to purchase your tickets online.
This past year STG recipients represented over 70 colleges and universities, so breakout and dress in your collegiate logowear; the fun starts at 7pm!!
See you on the 10th!!!!!


Pancake Breakfast-funraiser for Water Rat National Swim Team

The Y National Team will serve you all you can eat breakfast of Pancakes, Sausage, Juice and Coffee/Tea/Hot Chocolate   8:30 till 11:30 on February 10th at Christ and Holy Trinity's Branson Hall  (75 Church lane) the stone church downtown.   $8 per person (13+) $5 per child (6 to 12)  Donations to the Y National team will be kindly and graciously accepted.

This is a super fun event for the entire community!


Kids and the Dangers of Sexting

Kids and the Dangers of Sexting 
January 24 Presentation at The Unitarian Church in Westport
Center for Children’s Advocacy Attorney Leon Smith will provide a free presentation for the community on January 24 from 6:30 – 8:30 pm at The Unitarian Church in Westport.

Sexting can have devastating consequences for the children and teens involved.

There are serious legal consequences, depending on age and the content and number of messages

There are social and
emotional consequences when a sext message goes viral. Parents, friends, family, teachers, employers can all find and view the photos. They are online and accessible forever.

There are educational consequences. Schools who research applicants will find these messages and decline admission because of poor judgement.

There are employment consequences. Employers conduct online searches of applicants and may not offer employment based on online information.

“This is an extremely important issue for kids and for their parents and school communities,” said Center for Children’s Advocacy attorney Leon Smith. “The consequences can be devastating and we must do what we can to educate and inform kids, parents and the community so we can protect children from negative outcomes and long term harm.”

Rev. Dr. John Morehouse, Senior Minister of The Unitarian Church in Westport, added, “The importance of understanding the dangers of sexting cannot be underestimated. Programs like this are essential in educating children, teens, and parents in developing the skills necessary to bridge the gap between global social media and healthy personal social relationships.”

The Unitarian Church in Westport is located at 10 Lyons Plains Rd, Westport, CT 06880.

Presentation is free and open to the public. 

Light refreshments will be provided.

For more information, email bberk@cca-ct.org




CANCELLED: Public hearing for Thurs. Jan. 18 on Proposed Daybreak Development

Application has been WITHDRAWN and RESUBMITTED. Next public hearing is scheduled for:

Thursday, Feb. 1 at 7:00 pm

Town Hall (110 Myrtle Ave.)

See P&Z notice: https://drive.google.com/open…