Where Westport Meets the World

WWC Art Show April 28-29 to celebrate local talent, raise scholarship funds

On Saturday evening April 28 and Sunday afternoon, April 29 only, the popular Westport Woman’s Club’s Art Show, curated by Miggs Burroughs, opens to the public.  Singer Melissa Newman will perform at Saturday’s opening reception. Chair Jo Fuchs Luscombe notes this year’s Art Show honors late artist Bobbie Friedman, wife of Drew Friedman. This annual show, featuring local artists, seeks to generate sales for them and funds for need-based college scholarships for Staples High School seniors.

2018 artists, whose works will be available for purchase, include Jen Greely, Bernie Perry, Nancy Moore, Roseann Spengler, Leonor Dao Turut, Kerry Heftman, Sam Abelow, Sue Benton, Jo Titsworth, Dale Najarian, Carlos Davilla, Holly Hawthorne, Noah Steinman, and Karen Ford.  Art by Honoree Bobbie Friedman will be available for viewing, not purchase.

Admission to the Westport Woman’s Club Art Show at 44 Imperial Ave. is free and open to the public. Thirty percent of sales will benefit need-based scholarships for Staples seniors, including new Westport Woman’s Club-administered scholarships, funded by The Drew Friedman Community Arts Center, Inc., benefitting Staples seniors who have financial need and an interest in pursuing studies in the visual arts.

The WWC Art Show’s hours are limited to: Saturday, April 28, 5 to 8 pm (Opening Reception) and Sunday, April 29, 2018, 12 to 4 pm.  The Westport Woman’s Club is located at 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted for purchases or donations.

Melissa Newman, accompanied by guitarist Tony Lombardozzi, will lend her voice on Saturday, singing jazz standards and songs from the Great American Songbook, to promote local art purchases and scholarships. 

Sponsors include The Drew Friedman Community Arts Center, Inc., Bill Harris, Jr., Jeannette & Mike Tewey, Vivian Rosenberg, the Gault Family Foundation, Linda & Vincent Debo, Janette & Stan Duchnicki and Castle Wine & Spirits. 

Kimber Wilson Brings One-Woman Show to Weston

Prize-winning playwright Kimberly Wilson, brings to life seven historical African-American women, including Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Maya Angelou and more, in this stunning one-woman show, "A Journey".  She brings her show to Weston on Friday March 2 and Saturday March 3 at 7:00pm, and on Sunday March 4 at 3:00PM.  All performances are at Norfield Congregational Church at 64 Norfield Road, in Weston.  Through soulful singing, character transformations, joyous celebrations and painful reflections, Ms. Wilson takes the audience on a powerful journey of courage, persistence, hope, faith, and love.

For more information:  www.thewilsonproductions.com.


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 15, 2018 to the Westport Woman’s Club Ruegg Grant Committee, 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT 06880

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 - Come Party

March 10th @7  details and tickets at link below


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


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 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.