Where Westport Meets the World

Westport band, The 5 O’clock's at The Sea Grape in Fairfield tonight!

Just a quick reminder about the Fives @ the Grape tonight.  

The 5 O'Clocks @ The Sea Grape Summer Concert Series
1144 Reef Road, Fairfield, CT 06824 (203) 254-2669
Saturday, August 6, 2016.  9 PM

Also the new record entitled Not on Facebook will be available worldwide in the next two weeks on Itunes, Amazon, Spotify, Pandora and more.  Those of you that pre-bought the record (thanks) will be getting copies in the next few weeks as well.  Or just stop by the Grape Saturday.  We have advanced copies available for sale (and download cards if you don't have a CD player or CD drive anymore) and if you pre-bought one, you can pick it up then. 

Rock on
Paula Gallo - vocals, Jon Saxon - sax, John Lamb - keys, Jim Syarto - drums

Group Canoe Paddle at Earthplace

A great way to spend time on the water with family or friends.  Earthplace director of nature programs Becky Newman and naturalist Veronica Swain lead participants along the Saugatuck River and other waterways in search of egrets, ospreys, ducks, and much more.  Will depart from Earthplace.  Canoes and life jackets are included.  Pre-registration is required.  Members: $24, $12 for children under 12; Non-members $30, $15 for children under 12. For Addition Information:  Visit www.earthplace.org or call 203-557-4400

Wardrobe Editing and Organization

I help purge what you don't need, organize by style and color, then show you how to make more outfits with  what you own.


If you have last a kayak within this past week, call 227 -6162 with description, as one has washed ashore.


The Curio Cottage Thrift Shop, at the Westport Woman's Club, 44 Imperial Avenue, will hold a Half-Price Sale starting Monday, August 15 from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Tuesday, August 16 through Friday, August 19 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM and the final day, Saturday, August 20 from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM. Rain or shine. All proceeds go to Fairfield County charities.

Savvy shoppers will get there early, so don't wait! The shop offers a wide variety of quality items from glassware, cooking equipment, pictures, frames, bedding...just about anything. And the inventory is constantly changing.

Become an EMT or EMR and Volunteer with Westport Volunteer EMS

Staples Playschool

Staples Play School

Two spots have opened up at the Staples Play School due to a family move. We have 12 children in class who are paired with high school seniors in a play-based environment.  This is an award winning program open to three and four year old children. If you are interested in having your child attend the Staples Playschool, please contact: lmcclary@westport.k12.ct.us.

Westport Therapist Joyce Colburn, LCSW, Now Accepting New Patients

Long-time Westport resident and therapist Joyce Colburn, LCSW, is now accepting new patients in her Westport-based therapy practice.

Joyce opened her practice in 1990, after receiving her MSW from Columbia University. Since then, she has been helping clients from adolescents to the elderly work through depression (including postpartum), anxiety, and marital and family issues, as well as addiction and recovery, career and life transitions, pre-teen and adolescent issues (for both children and parents), issues concerning the elderly, and post-traumatic stress (PTSD).

For the past several years, Joyce saw a limited number of patients as she pursued her love of oil painting, created and exhibiting a substantial body of work. She currently maintains a studio at SPAG in Norwalk.

“I found painting both relaxing and rewarding, but I missed the daily fulfillment of knowing that you’ve helped someone start to feel better about issues that are affecting their lives, issues that can be addressed and resolved with appropriate treatment. So I am welcoming new patients back into my practice.”

Joyce is a caring and pragmatic problem solver who will listen closely and partner with you to resolve your issues and help you move forward with your life. In her 20-plus years of practice, she has developed an empathic approach, focusing on her clientsimmediate need to restore emotional stability, while developing a realistic plan tailored to each persons concerns.

“From the moment you walk into my office, we begin working on your specific issue(s). We focus quickly on your reasons for seeking therapy and together, as partners, we move forward to develop a plan that will enable you to start feeling better.”

Joyce’s credentials are verified by Psychology Today, Good Therapy, Marriage.com, and Network Therapy.

For more information about Joyce Colburn, including interview opportunities, contact Thomas G. Fiffer at 203-246-1989 or tfiffer@gmail.com.For information on Joyce’s practice or to schedule an appointment, visit www.joycecolburntherapy.com.

Deadline To Order Westport School Calendar

The deadline to order your copy of the Westport School Calendar is July 30th.

Order your copy of the 2016-17 calendar for families, students, teachers, and residents to use and enjoy. Each month (September '16-September '17) has K-12 student artwork & school dates to help navigate the school year, with room for your own plans.  ORDER NOW to reserve your copy. Purchasing the Calendar ($20) is easy! 

To order your form, please contact WestportSchoolsCalendar@gmail.com

This year's proceeds will support the Westport Schools Permanent Art Collection and the care, display & educational uses of our amazing art work displayed in our school and municipal buildings.

Staples Westport Radio Station

Does anyone know how the station works?  Who operates it?  Who are the DJ'S?

The music is wonderful.