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Roundup: Beached Yacht, Westport Playhouse, Little League …

This yacht ran aground right off the (well-marked) channel by Cedar Point Yacht Club.

(Photo/Gabriela Hayes)

It was a popular photo opp this weekend.


“Dial M for Murder” is killing it.

The final show of the Westport Country Playhouse season is drawing large crowds.

So large, that the Playhouse is adding another performance. It’s Sunday, July 30 (3 p.m.). Click here for tickets, and more information.

Taking bows at the Playhouse (from left): Kate Abbruzzese, Krystal Lucas, Patrick Andrews, Kate Burton, Denver Milord. (Photo/Dave Matlow)


What a finish!

Toby Slavin’s 2-out, bases loaded grand slam helped the Westport 12U Little League team win the district title yesterday.

They beat a very tough Fairfield National squad, 6-2 in 9 innings (regulation is 6).

And they did it even though the home team had a runner on 2nd with no outs in all 3 extra innings.

Oh, yeah: After his grand slam, Toby pitched his 2nd straight scoreless inning, to secure the win.

This is their third straight district championship, after winning at U-10 and U-11 . But it’s the first 12U district title for Westport since 2013, and only the third 12U title since 1957.

The sectional tourney — the next stop on the road to the Little League World Series in Williamsport — is tomorrow (Monday), 5:45 p.m. at Unity Park in Trumbull.

Congratulations to players Henry Ellis, Chase Landgraf, Toby Slavin, Grant Theisinger, Evan Sealove, Nolan Walters, Christopher Lambert, Luke Moneyhon, Jack McGrathm Torrey Rossetter, Miles Delorier and Justin Goldshore, and coaches Jonathon Ellis, Justin Walters, Marc Theisinger and Thomas Whelan.

District champs!


Rachel Doran — the 2015 Staples High School graduate who died just before her senior year at Cornell University after a rare reaction to common medication — will be honored on August 12.

Cornell Human Ecology will remember her contributions to the campus through her “intellect, creativity, warmth and sense of humor.”

Her legacy will be recognized through the naming of an exhibit space in the Human Ecology Building, where she developed her talents as a curator.

Rachel Doran, at Cornell University.


Johanna Keyser Rossi is a frequent contributor to “Westport … Naturally.” With images like these, it’s easy to see why.

(Photo/Johanna Keyser Rossi)


And finally … today in 1941, Joe DiMaggio hit safely in his 56th consecutive game. More than 80 years later, it remains a Major League record.

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