Where Westport Meets the World

Excellent female caregiver for the elderly available

I am writing to notify people of a 30-year-old Jamaican woman, Christine Jackson, is available for elder care. Christine took care of my mother, Mary Gunn, for the last six months of her life and she was outstanding.  She lived with my mother around the clock, taking a few days off during the week or periodically as she needed to.   Please contact me if you are interested in learning more about Christine.  thanks, John Gunn

"Sing From Your Heart" A Workshop with Chris Coogan & Frannie Faith Southworth

Do you love to sing in the shower or the car but are afraid to sing out in public, or do you feel comfortable singing but want to learn more? Either way this workshop is for you! Join inspirational teachers Chris Coogan & Frannie Faith!

Sing From Your Heart, Free Your Voice, Uplift The Spirit

Who: Frannie Faith(www.franniefaith.com), Chris Coogan(cooganmusic.com), & You!

What: a 3 hour joyful workshop learning vocal techniques, practicing deep listening, and building community through choral singing. Experience guided meditations and learn how meditation and singing are connected.

When: Saturday, December 3rd, 2016 2:30pm-5:30PM

Where: Weston Senior Center School Road (building next to the Weston Elementary School same driveway)

TO REGISTER- e-mail Frannie franniefaith@me.com


No singing or meditation experience necessary
A peek into the workshop!

Sand at combo beach

Can you'll me if sand on the beach gets replenished yearly?  If no, did it at one time.  It doesn't feel like sand anymore, feels like dirt & pebbles.

Turkey Walk & Trot at Earthplace

Join us at 2:30 on Saturday November 26 to search for turkeys along the trails! Local expert Joe Debone talks all things turkey - including what they eat, their life span and unique characteristics. We’ll look at turkey feathers, tails, and listen to a wild turkey call.

Free for members, price of admission for non-members.

Staples Grad Working to Prevent Malnutrition in Guatemala

MealFlour was started by Elizabeth Frank, Gabrielle Wimer (a 2012 graduate of Staples High School), and Joyce Lu in November of 2015. While seniors at the University of Chicago, they came up with the idea of using protein rich mealworms as a way to reduce protein deficiency in communities affected by malnutrition. Not only are mealworms incredibly cost-effective to grow and more affordable than livestock, they are also much better for the environment. Mealworms require 2000 times less water than cows, and produce 12 times fewer greenhouse gas emissions. And most importantly, 80% of the world already eats insects. By providing trainings on how to turn mealworms into a protein rich powder, MealFlour makes it easy for people to incorporate more protein into existing local dishes.

Gabrielle, Elizabeth, and Joyce are currently working in the western highlands of Guatemala, where the rate of chronic malnutrition in many communities is over 70%. Their partnerships with the NGOs Primeros Pasos and PEILE have allowed them to reach over 60 people with their training program, which teaches people how to build mealworm farms, take care of mealworms, and harvest and turn the mealworms into a healthy and nutritious protein powder.

The feedback from participants has been overwhelmingly positive, and several communities have asked MealFlour to bring their program to them. That is why the group is currently holding a crowdfunding campaign. They are working to raise $25,000 so that they can bring their training program to all interested communities. MealFlour helps families grow their own affordable source of protein, and also provides families with another source of income because they can sell any extra mealworm flour to local bakeries and markets. By working to improve health and economic opportunities with an environmentally friendly program, MealFlour is helping to bring about positive and sustainable change.

For information on how to donate to their program, please visit: https://igg.me/at/rJjE7U09M-c

Dec 11, 2016 Free Holiday Concert, Greenfield Hill Church, Fairfield

Greenfield Hill Congregational Church

Contact: Roni Widmer                                                           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Tel. (203) 259-5596



December 11, 2016


Fairfield, CT – A much anticipated annual musical event, this year’s holiday music concert, Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm is featuring Wendy Gerbier and friends soprano, Virginia Herrera and bass-baritone, John Dominick III, accompanied by pianist, Michael Fennelly.

This concert will include a selection of beautiful solos, duets and trios that are sure to get the entire family in the holiday spirit! You won’t want to miss this!

The concert is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. The Board of Deacons of the Church sponsors the concert and invites all attendees to a reception with refreshments directly following the performance.

Please visit www.greenfieldhillchurch.com to learn more about this vibrant and welcoming church. All services and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-5596. on Facebook.

Anytime Fitness OPEN HOUSE


DECEMBER 5th from 8:00am - 7:00pm. Enjoy food, raffles, give-a-ways, membership discounts and much more! Friends, family members and non members WELCOME!

295 Westport Ave    203.957.3666

Clothes to Kids for Fairfield County

Share the Pie with Homes with Hope and TCS

Each year the Social Action Committee of TCS  sponsors Share the Pie (STP) to raise funds for Homes with Hope, a Westport-based organization devoted to addressing the needs and challenges of homeless individuals and families, and people at risk of becoming homeless in Westport and Fairfield County.  Proceeds also fund Social Action/Tikkun Olam efforts throughout the year.
How can you help? In addition to buying pies for your own friends and families to enjoy, please consider bringing STP into your place of business. If you employ others, or are employed by someone who would be willing to buy pies for their co-workers, please share this order form with them. As an alternative, please consider sending this order form throughout your office so that your co-workers can order their own pies directly.
 Thank you!

Place your orders HERE


What better way for future prima ballerinas and their mothers, grandmothers, aunts or fairy godmothers to launch the Holiday Season than with snowflakes, live readings, costumed performers and high tea in a Victorian venue at the Westport Woman's Club's Nutcracker Tea Party. Saturday, November 26 from 2:00-4:00 PM. Dancers from the Westport Academy of Dance will perform. In addition, there will be a Nutcracker-filled Ballet Boutique. Sweet treats, tea sandwiches, hot cocoa and tea will be offered. Beneficiary is Project Love Holiday Meal Campaign.

Tickets are $40.00 each and may be purchased in advance by sending a check to the Westport Woman's Club, 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport. For further information, please contact the Club at 203-227-4240.