Roundup: Holiday House Decorating, Grandparents, More


Okay, so maybe you didn’t win the town’s 4th of July house decorating contest.

Or the Halloween one.

Hey: The 3rd time’s the charm.

Westport’s Parks & Recreation Department is sponsoring its first-ever Winter Holiday House Decorating Contest.

People can decorate the outsides of their homes to show a winter theme, or any holiday they celebrate.

Registration must be done first (click here). Then submit no more than 5 photos or videos of your decorations to mrobbins@westportct.gov by December 20. Prizes will be awarded for the top 3 entrants.

And if you don’t win this time, maybe they’ll do a Presidents Day house decorating contest …

One of the first houses decorated in Westport this year. (Photo/Andrew Colabella)


Congratulations to Westport’s newest grandfather: 1st Selectman Jim Marpe.

He announced before last night’s RTM meeting that his daughter Samantha gave birth hours earlier at Greenwich Hospital. Charles James Sandor weighs 6 pounds, 13 ounces — and brought his grandparents great joy.

Jim and Mary Ellen Marpe, with their daughter Samantha in 2017.


And finally … happy 59th birthday to Def Leppard guitarist Rick Savage.

4 responses to “Roundup: Holiday House Decorating, Grandparents, More

  1. Congratulations Mr and Mrs Marpe ! You will be great grands to this baby boy and enjoy the hell out of it may I say?

  2. Congratulations to the entire Marpe Family! Such good news and what it joy it must be. And I definitely approve of the name ;-).

  3. Sooo-z Mastropietro

    Dan, with all due respect, your image shows Phil Colin and Steve Clark (deceased) of Def Leppard. Rick Savage had that great mane of hair and was actually the bassist and I believe he is 60. In any case, it is indeed his birthday today and a fun memory to recall. Rock on!

    • Thanks, Sooo-z. I didn’t post an “image” though; I posted a link to a Def Leppard song. I can’t control the photo that shows for the video.

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