Where Westport Meets the World

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Application has been WITHDRAWN and RESUBMITTED.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…

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 12-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, Jan. 18 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. #17-052 on the P&Z page.

Earthplace Vacation Days

When schools are closed, Earthplace is open! On school holidays throughout the year, Earthplace offers fun and educational nature experiences for students. You can register at www.earthplace.org.


Vacation Day Workshop

No school? Bored? No problem! Come join us at the Westport Arts Center on Martin Luther King Jr. Day for a creative and fun vacation day Playful Emoji Pillow Workshop! Work with felt and fluffy stuffing to bring your favorite emojis to life! Students will cut, sew, glue, and stuff colorful throw pillows perfect for brightening up a bed or snuggling in front of the T.V.!

Monday, January 15th

10:30 - 12:30

Members $45.00

Non-Members: $50.00

Rock Your Winter Blues Away

The Westport Woman's Club presents --                                                                              DNR -- Fairfield County's (Almost) All-Physician Rock Band -- playing your favorite Classic Pop and Rock selections.               
Saturday, February 10, 2018, 7:00-10:00 pm
Westport Woman's Club                                                                                                            44 Imperial Avenue, Westport
Tickets: $35.00                                                                                                                 Proceeds to benefit College Scholarships for Staples High School seniors

For tickets /information -- www.westportwomansclub.org

Staples Basketball Annual MLK Clinic, Boys & Girls 2nd-8th grade

Question:  Send them for two hours of basketball fun with the Staples JV and Varsity basketball team players as their coaches!

Answers:  Register for the Annual Staples Basketball Clinic-play basketball with the JV and Varsity team!

It's a great program that helps support the Staples basketball programs!  

WHEN:     MONDAY, JANUARY 15, 2018

Clinics: BOYS - 9:00 -11:00 AM; GIRLS – Noon – 2:00 PM (registration is 1/2 hour prior to each clinic)

The boys and girls will be separated by skill/grade level to ensure more appropriate, personalized training and skill development!

Grades 2-5 will be in the Field House

Grades 6-8 will be taught in the Gym for more advanced skills

The fee for the clinic is $40 per player and $35 per additional sibling.  PAL players who wear their PAL jersey or shooting shirt receive an additional $5 discount.  We will provide the balls.  Each participant will receive a special T-shirt as well as a season ticket to all Staples Basketball home games!   The High School players are looking forward to working with your children while raising funds to support their Basketball teams at Staples.

Info can be found at www.staplesbasketball.com or www.staplesgirlsbasketball.com.

Questions?  Email: lisa.desmarteau@gmail.com for boys or mfairs@aol.com for girls.

FOR BOYS: Please make check payable to SBBA (Staples Boys Basketball Association); Send to: Suzanne Elkin, 1 Stoneboat Road

FOR GIRLS: Please make check payable to Staples Girls Basketball; Send to:  Sarah Fair, 40 Riverfield Drive


Westport Woman’s Club Holiday Meals Thank You

Thank you to everyone who helped make the 2017 Westport Woman's Club Holiday Meals program a success; planning, preparing and delivering warm meals to homebound Westport residents over the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year's holidays. The program, funded and coordinated by the WWC, would not have been possible without the contributions and support from the Town of Westport, In Good Taste, Sherwood Diner and the Jack and Jeanne Klinge family.

    The Human Services Department of the Town of Westport identified residents (about 24 residents each holiday) who did not have access to a special holiday meal.  In Good Taste (Southport), and Sherwood Diner (Westport) took time during the busy holiday season to plan and prepare delicious warm meals.  Jean and Jack Klinge, their extended family and friends delivered the meals.  The Klinges have coordinated  delivery of the Club's Holiday Meals for about more than 35 years.  This year deliveries on New Year’s Day were assisted by Westport Woman’s Club volunteers Leah Scherzer, Holiday Meals Chairwoman, and Patty Doyle, Member. 

    For all who supported the Westport Woman’s Club Holiday Meals Program, your generosity is deeply appreciated and we are grateful for your longstanding commitment and partnership.

Dorothy M Packer, President                                                                             

Westport Woman's Club