Connecticut’s birds are generally well-adapted to New England winters. But that doesn’t mean you can’t help them get through periods that are particularly cold and snowy. The keys are food and water. Give them plenty to eat. And when ponds and streams are frozen, fresh, clean water is particularly important. Here are six ways to help birds in winter, based on the best advice from Patrick Comins, our executive director; Miley Bull, our senior director of science and conservation; and Andy Griswold, our EcoTravel director. Keep your feeders filled. Lightly scatter seeds on the ground for birds that don’t like … Read more
This white bull terrier was found on Maple Street in the Georgetown part of Weston three weeks ago. Weston Animal Control has tried repeatedly and unsuccessfully to contact the owner, who may be out of town. Anyone who recognizes this dog and has contact information is asked to call Mark Harper at Animal Control, 203-222-2642.
Norfield Congregational Church invites members of the Weston community to join with its congregation in recognizing the ministry of Associate Minister the Rev. Kelly Hough Rogers at a special worship service on Sunday, Jan. 14, at 10 a.m. Rogers has accepted a pastoral call to serve Scarsdale Congregational Church in Scarsdale, N.Y. Following worship service, a reception with brunch will be held in the parish hall for congregants and guests.
Get ready for Speak Up 2018. The 27th annual edition of Weston’s original exercise in “power to the people,” aka the League of Women Voters of Weston’s “Speak Up,” will be held on Saturday, Feb. 3, at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room of the Weston Public Library. At Speak Up, state and local public officials and employees will assemble onstage to answer whatever questions, thoughts, and ideas the public have that are relevant to their responsibilities. This is an opportunity to get to know those in charge of decision-making in local government, and ask any question — within the … Read more
The theatrical career of Tony Award-winning actor James Naughton will be examined when Play With Your Food artistic director Carole Schweid interviews him at Y’s Men of Westport/Weston on Thursday, Jan. 11, at 9:30 a.m. at the Saugatuck Congregational Church, 245 Post Road East, Westport. A Weston resident, Naughton won his first Tony for best actor in a musical in City of Angels and his second for his role in Chicago. Schweid was an original cast member of A Chorus Line and is a co-founder of JIB Productions Inc. a non-profit producer of professional performing and visual arts programs in … Read more
The Weston Women’s League’s annual Main Street Weston event was held on Friday, Nov. 17, and was deemed “a great success.” The event showcased 32 local vendors and had more than 250 attendees, raising $8,000 for the Weston Warm-Up Fund. Since 1981, the Weston Warm-Up Fund has provided oil, gas or electricity energy needed to heat homes of Weston residents in need, as well as providing critically needed repairs or replacement of heating equipment, and completing home improvements to increase energy efficiency. There are currently 44 Weston households that are benefiting from the Weston Warm-Up Fund’s services, many with children … Read more
The November employment report signals a job crisis requiring bold economic reforms to jump start Connecticut’s stalled economy, an economist with the state’s largest business organization said last week. “We’ve lost 15,300 jobs since June,” Pete Gioia, an economist with The Connecticut Business & Industry Association (CBIA). Connecticut lost 3,500 jobs in November, according to the state Department of Labor, while the unemployment rate rose to 4.6%, the highest in the region. “It’s difficult to define the glass as half full when we see continued job losses like this,” Gioia said. After hitting a post-recession high in June, Connecticut’s year-over-year … Read more
Weston was defined by both finality and uncertainty last year, as reflected in the top stories of 2017. Westonites embraced some finality with the 2017 municipal election. After a lengthy campaign, the town voted overwhelmingly for the Democratic ticket, shepherding Chris Spaulding into the role of the town’s chief elected official. There was also finality with the completion of extensive library renovations, and filling key staff positions, such as the police chief. There was also finality with a court decision in the Kopulos animal hoarding case. But other issues remain uncertain. At the start of 2017, the creation of a … Read more
Emmanuel Episcopal Church is holding its 12th annual Epiphany Bonfire on Saturday, Jan. 6. The event is described as a great way to dispose of Christmas trees and do something good for the community. Residents can choose to drop off or bring their Christmas trees to Emmanuel at 285 Lyons Plain Road or call the church and a volunteer will pick it up from your home. The suggested donation is $25 if you bring your tree, $35 if it is picked up. For more information or to schedule a tree pickup, call 203-227-8565 or email [email protected] At 6 p.m. on … Read more
The following clinics are being held at the Westport-Weston Health District, 180 Bayberry Lane, Westport. HIV/AIDS Counseling and Testing Clinic. By appointment only. Open to all regardless of age or residence. Anonymous or confidential HIV, STD (chlamydia and gonorrhea) and Hepatitis C testing available. This clinic is free, but a $10 donation is suggested. Call Loren Pace, RN, at 227-9571, ext. 231, to schedule an appointment. Wellness Clinic for Adults & Children. Mondays, 9 to 10:30 a.m. This walk-in clinic offers blood sugar and free blood pressure screening, monitoring, and counseling. TB testing is available for a small charge. No … Read more