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Near & Far Aid Gala 2018--A Grand Affair

Near & Far Aid hosts its annual Gala on Friday, March 2 at Mitchells of Westport. All event proceeds will support Near and Far Aid's long-standing commitment to helping those in need across Fairfield County.

Please click here to purchase tickets, or visit nearandfaraid.org.


STAPLES TUITION GRANT turns 75!!

Staples Tuition Grant Turns 75 - Come Party

March 10th @7  details and tickets at link below

https://one.bidpal.net/stg75th/welcome


Don't get cork screwed at the Ginkgo Restaurant in Fairfield

Ginkgo, a Fairfield restaurant, does not have a liquor license which is why we brought our own twelve-dollar bottle of wine to the restaurant last Friday night. We were astounded to learn that they charge FIFTEEN DOLLARS to open your bottle of wine. Furious, we left. Now I wonder how they'd screw us if we'd brought our own cork screw and wine glasses.



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!!!!!