They might have to rename the John Drury Awards “The WWPT Awards.”
For the squintillionth year in a row, Staples’ FM radio station cleaned up in the annual high school broadcast competition.
The station — 90.3 on your dial! — won 4 categories earlier this month:
- Best Radio Drama — Original or Adaptation (“The Wizard of Oz,” with Staples Players)
- Best Sportscast (Zach Brody)
- Best Sports Talk Program (“Bold Predictions,” with Rory Tarsy, Max Udell and Caleb Tobias)
- Best Sports Play-by-Play (FCIAC lacrosse championship, Staples vs. Darien, with Cam Manna and Max Dorsey).
Radio is alive and well. Congratulations to all, and of course to instructor Geno Heiter.
Westporters have responded generous to a call to help Afghan refugees resettling in the area.
A final collection of needed items is set for this weekend (Saturday and Sunday, October 16 and 17, 12 to 3 p.m.).
Men’s and women’s coats; teen and children warm clothes; boots, scarves, warm hats and umbrellas; backpacks filled with school supplies, and household toiletries, towels and cleaning supplies can all be dropped off at Greens Farms Congregational Church.
The weather looks great for tomorrow’s oft-postponed Dog Festival.
The event is set for Sunday (October 17, Winslow Park, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.).
Sponsored by the Westport Weston Chamber of Commerce and TAILS, it features demonstrations, fun competitions, police K-9 presentations, kids’ activities, vendors, food trucks, a special appearance by Piglet (the blind and deaf chihuahua) and more.
Tickets are $10 per person, $25 for a family of 4. Dogs go free. Proceeds benefit non-profit organizations.
Dog owners can register for the competitions online or at the festival.
Interested in the kind of world today’s students will inherit? Do you have ideas how our schools can prepare them for it?
The Westport Public Schools invites all Westporters to an Education Summit next Wednesday (October 20, 6 to 8 p.m., Bedford Middle School auditorium).
Futurist Michael Weiss offers a keynote address, then lead an interactive discussion. It’s part of superintendent of schools Thomas Scarice’s Strategic Plan, aimed at taking our district into the next decade and beyond.
Three residents of the Gillespie Center are moving on to permanent supportive housing.
Homes with Hope is proud of the success of these formerly homeless men. And they’re asking Westporters to help them succeed.
They’ve created a Signup Genius for donations of bedding, household items, furniture and gift cards. Click here to help.
Fred Cantor is many things: an attorney, off-Broadway and documentary producer, longtime Westporter and avid “06880” reader.
he’s also the author of “Fred from Fresh Meadows,” a memoir of his many years as a New York Knicks fan.
Now the NBA team has repaid the honor.
A 15-second commercial spot featuring Fred, his brother’s older son and brother’s almost 3-year-old grandson premiered last night, during a Knicks preseason game.
It’s part of an MSG Network promotional campaign spotlighting diehard fans. Fred’s spot focuses on his book, and his 6 decades of fandom.
It was filmed earlier this month in the schoolyard behind his former elementary school in Queens.
It’s been a while since we ran an osprey update. The other day, Franco Fellah spotted this young bird in the trees over the Saugatuck River, opposite his office on Riverside Avenue. Ospreys epitomize “Westport … Naturally.”
And finally … on this date in 1875, Brigham Young University was founded in Provo, Utah.