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Where Westport Meets the World

Young Adults Group Ages 21-35

Feeling Stressed? Too much screen time? Missing out on real life?

Let's talk about issues in a healthy way and socialize with others in the community.

We'll find connections, community & friendship. 


YOUNG ADULTS GROUP: Ages 21-35.

Facilitated by Dr. Allen Levy PhD, LCSW & Caroline H. Schiff, LMSW.


Group is to be held at Dr. Levy's downtown Westport office conveniently conveniently at 10 Bay St, Westport, CT 06880


Wednesday nights 8:00-9:30, beginning April 17.


Please visit us online at:


www.drallenlevy.com

www.carolinehschiff.com



Some people have claimed their spots, but we have room for several more!


Contact Caroline directly for more information or to RSVP. 203.293.8494 or cschiff@carolinehschiff.com


Sliding scale fee and insurance reimbursable! 

We look forward to meeting you! 


Join us for The Buzz on the CannaBIZNESS, a panel discussion presented by Mediassociates and AlphaGraphics

Wednesday, April 24 | Earthplace, Westport, 5:30 – 9:15pm

Madison Avenue, Wall Street and state governments are giddy over the economic possibilities of the cannabis business. Medical patients are finding relief from a host of state-approved conditions and recreational cannabis enthusiasts are slowly getting their turn, state by state. 

What does it all mean to brand marketers?

AMA-Fairfield County’s Advance Yourself series continues with a teaching moment for all of us.

Our rock star panelists are experts in the regulatory, investment, and brand marketing aspects of cannabis:

·       Commissioner Michelle H. Seagull, CT Dept. of Consumer Protection

·       Tahira Rehmatullah, Managing Director Hypur Ventures

·       Marji Chimes, CMO, Coda Signature

·       Erika Alonso - Co-Founder, CMO of Witi, Inc.

·       Moderator – Tammy L. Ward, Managing Director, Creative Streak Studio


Event Details and Registration

Wednesday, April 24, 2019

Networking:  5:30 - 6:15 pm

First Panel:  6:30 - 7:45 pm

Second panel:  8:00 - 9:15 pm

Earthplace Nature Discovery Center

10 Woodside Lane

Westport, CT 06880


To partake, REGISTER TODAY!

http://bit.ly/2UdVEdq


Woodstock: A 50 Years Down the Road Comes to Weston, Saturday April 13th

Remember 50 years ago when Woodstock was the place to be?  The Weston Historical Society takes you back to that time with “Woodstock: 50 Years Down the Road” featuring six panelists and musicians, on Saturday April 13 at 7:30pm at 104 Weston Road, Weston.

“Woodstock: 50 Years Down the Road” will be a spirited mix blending panel discussion, live performances, and questions and answers with host/emcee Roger Kaufman of Old School Music Productions.

Appearing with Kaufman are: Composer, performer, writer Bruce Pollock; Record producer and audio engineer Rob Fraboni; Song writers, guitarists, vocalists Ira and Maxine Stone; Reporter/photographer and Actor John Sinish; Music producer and photographer Michael Friedman with performances byOld School Woodstock All Stars

Snacks and beverages will be served.  Admission is $35 for historical society members and $45 for non-members.  Tickets can be purchased in advance at www.westonhistorialsociety.org.  For more information, visit the website, or email info@westonhistoricalsociety.org.


Destination Westport: Stroll Through Saugatuck

Created to give participants insights into Westport’s history, Stroll Through Saugatuck shows how resilient Westporters are in retaining the character of our town, even as the landscape changes and Saugatuck undergoes an impressive renaissance. 

Join us on Saturday, May 4, from 3 to 4 pm as we make our way through the neighborhood that sits along the tracks near the Westport train station. Guide Bob Mitchell, Westport Historical Society Board Member, will discuss Saugatuck’s past as a manufacturing hub and the tight-knit, predominantly Italian community it was to become. Most of what we now know as Westport was once called Saugatuck, after the river, though when the town was incorporated in 1835 from parts of Norwalk and Fairfield, it was given the name Westport. 

The walk will begin at the NY-bound side of the train station, where rail service was launched in 1848, making Westport more accessible for visitors and, in turn, giving residents better access to New York City.

Here are some bits of Saugatuck lore you’ll learn about: The Saugatuck Grain & Supply Company (1929), Luciano Park, the Westport Bank & Trust branch office, the Hedenbury Tin Shop, the Baynham Coffin Tack Factory, the first Saugatuck firehouse, the mattress factory, the William F. Cribari Bridge (the oldest movable span in Connecticut), and the Saugatuck Manufacturing Company, which made buttons from Brazilian ivory nuts. 

Online pre-registration $8 for members, $12 for non-members. Day of: $10 suggested admission for members, $15 for non-members. No charge for children 12 and under.  Register at www.westporthistory.org or call (203) 222-1424 x5.  

Meet in the Saugatuck Railroad Station, New York-bound side. The tour covers 1-2 miles of sidewalk walking, please bring water and suitable outdoor attire. Join us at the Black Duck after the tour for a complimentary drink. 

 


Destination Westport: In Gatsby’s Shoes

Join Westport Historical Society on Saturday, April 27, from 9:15 am until 11:30 am, for a gorgeous, vigorous 120 minute walk in one of the East Coast’s most beautiful settings.

Imagine it’s the summer of 1920. Westport is a sleepy farm community that lures New York’s most glamorous couple-F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald—to its shores. 

Seeking respite from their whirlwind Jazz era lives, the Fitzgerald’s set up in an 18th century farmhouse that has seen Revolution and the building of a nation over many decades. Zelda swims daily in the peaceful waters of the Long Island Sound while Scott takes advantage of the bucolic quiet to work on what he hopes will be his next great novel—The Great Gatsby. Join Richard “Deej” Webb and Robert Steven Williams, as they recreate the summer of 1920 and the sites and characters that influenced Fitzgerald’s Great American novel. 

Please bring water and wear comfortable walking shoes. 

PARKING INFORMATION: Guests should park at Longshore Marina, along the asphalt and dirt areas. Parking passes will be distributed by tour guides the day of, to place on cars. 

$25 for members, $30 for non-members. No charge for children 12 and under. Reservations are recommended, register online or call (203) 222-1424.

 


Hebrew Book Fest

2nd Annual Hebrew Book Fest, Westport 

Hundreds of Hebrew Books and more

Contact israelisinct@hotmail.com for info



The Ospreys at The Village Center

To our neighbors,


As many of you are aware there was a removal of a nesting platform at The Village Center that served as a breeding ground and home for two ospreys. Before any work was done on this we consulted a variety of environmental and wildlife sources to find the best way to avoid having our upcoming construction disturb a nesting environment. We were informed that if the nest was not present before the breeding season then the ospreys would be able to make a new nest somewhere else. There never was any removal of existing eggs or birds at any point.  


For those who might be unaware, the upcoming construction work is intended to redo the facade, upgrade the parking, a substantial tree installation, sustainable LED lighting, and a rain garden. However, although our intentions were to mitigate any disturbance to our avian neighbors, we may have missed the mark with seeing the whole picture.


Thanks in part to the community feedback that we have received, we have decided to reinstall the platform as soon as possible. Not only that, but we will modify our construction schedule for the breeding season, and will be providing a buffer area that cannot be disturbed until we can determine the fledglings have safely vacated the area. At which point, we will resume our efforts without any negative effect to the ospreys.

It is extremely important to us that we are good and responsible neighbors, and that includes our feathered friends as well as our human ones. We can't thank everyone enough for their concern and interest on the topic, and a special thank you to those who reached out to us.


Jack deVilliers - Vice President at Regency Centers


203-635-5562


Westport Woman's Club ART SHOW - April 27-29, 2019

The Westport Woman’s Club will host its annual Art Show on Saturday, April 27 (5:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Opening Reception),  Sunday, April 28 (12:00 noon – 4:00 pm) and Monday, April 29 (12:00 noon – 4:00 pm) at 44 Imperial Ave, Westport, CT.  Admission to the Westport Woman’s Club Art Show is free and open to the public.

Curated by Westport Artist Miggs Burroughs, this popular show features a variety of local artists and their works available for purchase.  Chair Jo Fuchs Luscombe shares that participating artists are donating a portion of their art sales to fund the club’s community service grants to non-profit organizations in Fairfield County, in addition to need-based college scholarships for Staples High School seniors. 

The roster of WWC Art Show 2019 artists, whose works will be available for purchase, include: Paul Cohen, Kat Evans, Susan Fehlinger, Mary Harold, Hernan Garcia, Darcy Hicks, Julie Hicks, Amy Kaplan, Rachel Linnett, Fruma Markowitz, Mary Ann Neilson, Jon Puzzuoli, Jo Titsworth and Gregg Welz.  Cash, checks and credit cards will be accepted for Art Show purchases and charitable donations to the Westport Woman’s Club.

Melissa Newman, accompanied by guitarist Tony Lombardozzi, will return again this year to lend her voice at Saturday evening’s Opening Reception.  Melissa, who is often featured at Westport’s Harvest and Pearl at Longshore restaurants, will be singing some of her favorite jazz standards to promote local artists and the non-profit philanthropy of the Westport Woman’s Club.  

The Westport Woman’s Club thanks its generous sponsors for the 2019 Art Show: Jeannette and Michael Tewey, Drew Friedman Community Arts Center, Barbara Stemmer, Nancy Beard, Vivian Rosenberg, The Gault Family, and Castle Wine & Spirits. 

For a list of the 26 non-profit organizations that were awarded WWC grants in 2018, please visit “Community Services” on www.westportwomansclub.org.  The Westport Woman’s Club will award their 2019 community grants and student scholarships later this spring.

The Westport Woman’s Club, organized in 1907, is a non-profit philanthropic organization dedicated to volunteerism and the raising of funds in support of the educational, charitable, cultural and public health services in Westport and surrounding towns.  You do not have to be a Westport Resident to join The Westport Woman’s Club.  To join, call the WWC office at 203-227-4240. 


Gallery Opening at Bistro Du Soleil

Join us on Sunday, March 31st. from 4-7 PM
For our Gallery Opening of
Artists: Sue Benton and MaryEllen Hendricks. 
Bistro Du Soleil
203-557-6314
615 Riverside Ave. 
in old Saugatuck Post Office building
Next to train station 
All are welcome. 


Longshore Women’s Golf Association Opening Meeting

The Longshore Women’s Golf Association is having it’s opening meeting: Tuesday, April 2, 6:00 PM at the Saugatuck Congregational Church in Westport.

The LWGA is a group of women golfers, interested in playing golf, learning more about the game, improving their handicap and making friends. We welcome women residents and non-residents alike. Golfers of all levels are invited to join our league and participate in weekly tournaments.

Please come and hear our plans for the upcoming season.