Nearly every day, life-saving supplies are delivered to Lyman.
The latest shipment to our sister city in Ukraine: room furnaces.
They are sorely needed. Much of the town is without heat, following 5 months of Russian occupation.
“They heat rooms so quickly, they are run only a couple of hours a day,” reports Liz Olegov, of Westport’s on-the-ground partners Ukraine Aid International and Alex 21.
That’s great news. Electricity is still spotty in Lyman.
The heaters are part of the $252,000 Westport raised for our new sister city.
Officials there have plenty to do. When the Russians fled, they left chaos and carnage behind.
But leaders took time out to thank Westport, and our leaders.
This proclamation to 1st Selectwoman Jen Tooker is on its way to Town Hall:
The next phase of our sister city partnership will involve students. Groups at Staples High School, and Bedford and Coleytown Middle Schools, are preparing projects involving Lyman students.
Other opportunities for Westporters will be announced soon.
After sold-out performances in January, Play With Your Food returns February 14-16.
Audiences will be treated to star power. Theater, film and TV actors Patricia Kalember and Daniel Gerroll take on Tom Stoppard as they perform a scene from his Tony Award-winning masterpiece, “The Real Thing.”
Also on the menu: Tony Award winner John Patrick Shanley’s “The Red Coat” and Craig Pospisil’s “Dissonance.” In honor of Valentine’s Week, the 3 plays tackle the complexities of love new, old and somewhere in the middle.
Tickets are nearly sold out for the February 14 performance at MoCA Westport, but are available for February 15 (Pequot Library, Southport) and 16 (Greenwich Art Council). All begin at noon, and are followed by a talkback with the cast and director. Audiences can stay for fresh boxed lunches.
Tickets are $60 each. For more information and tickets, click here or call 203-293-8729.
Westport Police arrested and detained 4 people, between January 25 and February 1.
One was charged with conspiracy to commit larceny, identity theft and forgery.
One was charged with conspiracy to commit larceny, and interfering with an officer/resisting.
One was charged with third degree larceny.
One was charged with failure to appear.
Police also issued these citations:
- Failure to obey control signal: 4
- Operating an unregistered motor vehicle: 2
- Speeding: 2
- Traveling unreasonably fast: 2
- Cell phone, first offense: 1
- Operating a motor vehicle under suspension: 1
- Operating a motor vehicle without a license: 1
- Misuse of plates: 1
The Westport Weston Family YMCA is seeking candidates for 2 junior board of director positions.
Junior board directors enjoy full voting rights and participate actively in the governance process. They have the chance to share ideas, learn from older directors who provide insight and perspective into non-profit management, and become aligned with the Y’s mission to strengthen community.
Candidates must be rising high school juniors with a minimum 3.5 GPA (unweighted), active Westport Y members, able to attend monthly board meetings, and commit to a 2-year term, starting this June.
Current junior board members Ava DeDomenico and Riley Twiss will graduate this year from Staples High School. Ava has been involved with the gymnastics program, while Riley is a competitive swimmer on the WRAT team.
Click here for the application. The deadline is February 27.
The Denver Broncos are not in the Super Bowl.
But because Walrus Alley does not have a cocktail named for a Chief or Eagle, they’re offering this recipe for one their most-loved drinks: The White Bronco.
Owners Joseph and Angela Farrell suggest it for your Super Bowl party (which they could also cater). The recipe below creates 20 drinks.
- 1 L your favorite silver tequila
- 375mL Chinola passionfruit liquor
- 500mL fresh lime juice
- 250mL rresh orange juice
- 100mL agave
- 50mL Bittermens Hellfire Habanero Shrub
Combine all ingredients. Shake and serve 4 ounces onto rocks, garnishing with a lime wheel.
Yesterday’s snow dusting left this stark “Westport … Naturally” scene at Sherwood Island State Park.
It’s a good thing photographer Claudia Sherwood Servidio got there when she did.
The snow did not last long.
And finally … Happy Groundhog Day!
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