Where Westport Meets the World

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

First Night Westport - Weston for all Fairfield County

First Night Westport-Weston invites all Fairfield County and visitors to the region’s largest, annual New Year’s Eve celebration, in downtown Westport, December 31, 2017.  Beginning at 3:30PM, First Night ushers in New Year’s with a variety of family-friendly activities in a joyous celebration of arts and culture including an array of musical performances; interactive children’s fun with sing-alongs, horse carriage rides, train displays, an indoor inflatable gym, magic, a hypnotist, psychics and more; spectacular fireworks.  A First Night button is the ticket to all performances and venues, on sale now for $10 online, at Westport Town Hall and other locations around town.  Button prices increase to $15 online and in all locations on December 15. More information and event schedule @ www.firstnightww.org.

LOST Orange Main Coon Cat, TOMAS...Our family cat, Tomas, an indoor cat, got out yesterday afternoon and we are desperately trying to locate him. He is very friendly, but I suspect very scared. If you see him in your yard, in a tree, in your garage or on the street, could you please contact me at 917-207-1234. He is 9 lbs. with a very fluffy tail. Thank you!

Donate Life Connecticut Launches Public Awareness Campaigns

The Connecticut Coalition for Organ and Tissue Donation, dba, Donate Life Connecticut, has recently launched a series of public awareness campaign ads on cable television aimed at educating residents about the importance of organ donation, both living and deceased, clarifying misleading myths, and increasing the number of registered organ donors who can potentially give the gift of life to someone in need. Donate Life Connecticut is dedicated to increasing the number of registered organ and tissue donors in Connecticut and beyond through public education and awareness.

It takes just two minutes to register to be a donor and during this season of giving, the gift of an organ or tissue transplant may truly mean the gift of renewed health, the promise of more time with loved ones, and the miracle of tragedy turned into hope. There are currently more than 116,000 people waiting for organ transplantation in the United States and every day, 22 patients expire due to lack of available organs. Visit www.donatelifect.org for more information.