Where Westport Meets the World

Donate Your Gently Worn Basketball Shoes to Young Hoopsters in Africa

Give your unused basketball shoes a second, most useful life! We are collecting gently worn athletic shoes of all sizes and shipping them to some very grateful young student athletes who are participants in the Warlords Basketball Foundation in Lagos, Nigeria.

The Warlords Basketball Foundation conducts a series of academic and athletic camps for young Africans, aimed at giving them a chance to earn an education in the U.S. See this FB page for more info. 

One Warlords alum is Sunday Okeke, now a senior at Greens Farms Academy in Westport, where he was named an All New England Prep School player last year. Sunday’s first-ever pair of basketball shoes were given to him by the Warlords foundation.

Sunday, a 6’8’’ power forward and dedicated scholar athlete, plans to use his athletic skills to help him pursue his goal of earning a college degree in the U.S. and eventually returning to Nigeria to help improve lives in his homeland.

“I want to be a psychologist,” Okeke told Westport News reporter Ryan Lacey last year. “I want to help people. I’ve seen people go through a lot and would love to help them, share my story and show them they can do anything in the future.”

Drop off your donated basketball shoes by Sept. 15 at 73 Valley Road in Westport (off Greens Farms Road, corner of Valley and Hale St.). Simply place them on the front porch and they will soon be on their way. (A donation to help with shipping costs is also appreciated.) Questions? Call Scott Smith at 203-505-9897. Thank you!

A 2016 Warlords camp in Nigeria, sponsored by the Greens Farms Academy boys basketball coaching staff.

Shoe-drive organizer Sunday Okeke, third from left, with his GFA classmates.



Less is more if you make the right choices. I can help you edit and organize your closet for fall and suggest pieces that will update your  look.

Introducing Senior Circuit Training At Anytime Fitness!

What is It?  A well designed exercise circuit for seniors that requires no specialized equipment.  Stations will be set up on our training floor to improve mobility, strength, flexibility, and balance.  Program will also stimulate cognitive function for psychological benefit.  Participants will be supervised to ensure correct form and appropriate intensity. 

When: 8/29 , 9/6 , 9/12, 9/19
Time: 11:30am to 12:15pm
Cost: 4 weeks for $10 

Anytime Fitness is located at 295 Westport Avenue, Norwalk.


Train Of Life Chugs Along

Congratulations to "Train of Life" -- a group of rising 8th graders at Bedford Middle School. Through a raffle, bake sales and lemonade stands, they raised $1,003 for Project Return and $1,318 for the American Cancer Society. You go, girls! Maddy Edwards, Maya Faber, Jaime Hebel, Sarah Howard, Abby Kleiner, Megan Kleiner, Emma Knapp, Evelyn Stevens, Rachel Suggs and Elle Videler.

Saugatuck Digital Arts Workshop - Early Registration Discount

A belated thank you to Dan for his post last week announcing the upcoming launch of the Saugatuck Digital Arts Workshop … in downtown Fairfield.

In the spirit of new beginnings and a desire to fill as many workshop seats as possible before September, we are offering an Early Registration Discount - up to 15% off - to everyone who signs up for one of our workshops before August 29, 2016. 

We have workshops in digital sound, photography, video, design and more.  Come join us this fall and learn how to make art, and maybe a little creative mischief with computers! 

Petition to Stop the Epipen Price Gouging


Pop In For A Pop Up at Westport Arts Center!

Grab your friends and pop in to the Westport Arts Center for a Pop Up exhibition by their Westport Artists Collective on Thursday, August 25 from 6 p.m. –  8 p.m.  The exhibition is free and open to the public, and will be on view through Saturday, August 27.

Enjoy wine and a delicious variety of appetizers, meet the artists, and purchase the showcased works of art.

The exhibition features Sue Benton, Sandra Blackburn, Michael Brennecke, Lucienne Buckner, Bevi Bulwinkle, Joy Bush, Kat Evans, Scott Glaser, Holly Hawthorn, Amy Kaplan, Karen Kent, Judith Lambertson, Dan Long, Connie Manna, Bronislava Slagle, and Alex Zenger.

Looking for a short term rental for family of five

We are just moving back to the area after living overseas and need 2-6 months rental in Westport while we get organized to buy a house. Could consider rent to own

Weekday Walks at Earthplace

Guide to Local Reptiles and Amphibians

Harbor Watch Associate Director Pete Fraboni will find frogs, turtles and salamanders thriving in their native habitats and provide clues on their diets, survival techniques and favorite places to hide.  All Ages.  Free for Members, Non-members $5. August 19, 10am

For Addition Information:  Visit www.earthplace.org or call 203-557-4400


Nyc's COHL KATZ, Celebrity Hair & Make Up Artist is in Westport!!!✂️✂️✂️

Mention 06880 and recieve 20 percent discount!