Members of the Westport Weston Family YMCA swim team recently raised over 800 pounds of food to support the Bridgeport rescue mission on November 6.

Tree lighting ceremony at the town hall

The City of Westport’s annual tree-lighting ceremony will be held on December 3 at 5 p.m. at Westport Town Hall, located at 110 Myrtle Ave.

Staples High School’s a cappella group Orphenians will perform a selection of seasonal songs.

The public is invited to attend.

Westport Library housing chef and restaurateur

CBS correspondent Jeff Pegues comes to the Westport Library as part of the Westport Library’s free Trefz Newsmakers series at 7 p.m. on December 2.

Pegues will meet with chef and restaurateur Marcus Samuelsson.

The event will take place in the Library’s Trefz Forum, which is located at 20 Jesup Road.

The Trefz Newsmaker series connects intellectuals, foreign policy makers, experts, artists, athletes and other journalists who are grappling with topical issues.

Visit to register.

The student participates in the stage production of Emerson College

Emerson College student Kate Stephan of Westport recently appeared in Emerson College’s theatrical production of “The Late Wedding” from September 23-26.

Stephen is majoring in Stage and Production Management and is a Class of 2025 Fellow at Emerson College.

Roadside leaf collection in progress

The curbside leaf collection is underway until December 6.

All sheets are to be placed securely near the edge of city streets in biodegradable paper bags by December 6 to be picked up by the Westport Department of Public Works. Leaves that are placed in plastic bags will not be picked up, as the city’s composting process cannot handle plastics.

Residents who live on private roads in Westport must place their bagged leaves on an intersecting city road for their leaves to be picked up.

Contact the Westport Department of Public Works office at 203-341-1120 or visit for more information.

Westport Country Theater Camp Open Early Registration

Early registration for the Camp Westport Country Playhouse summer drama camp is available until December 5th.

The camp is for drama and theater writing and will run from June 27 to July 23. It will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday to Friday in the Lucille Lortel White Barn at the Westport Country Playhouse.

The camp is also a social justice drama camp limited to 20 middle school students in grades six to eight. Registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.

He is licensed by the Connecticut Office of Early Childhood.

The early bird rate is $ 850. Scholarships and payment plans are available.

Visit for more details on Camp Westport Country Playhouse and a registration form for the camp.

The Westport Country Playhouse is located at 25 Powers Court in Westport.

Police participating in the Click It or Ticket campaign

The Connecticut Department of Transportation’s Click It or Ticket campaign for November 2021 is underway, with the goal of reminding motorists and passengers to wear seat belts whenever driving or boarding a vehicle.

As the Thanksgiving holiday quickly approaches, law enforcement in Connecticut intends to promote safe driving and increase protection for all motorists. During Thanksgiving week, Westport officers, working with others across Connecticut, will vigorously enforce the state’s occupant protection laws and issue citations to those not wearing their seat belts. .

There is an enormous amount of traffic on the area’s roads throughout Thanksgiving week, and of course, increased traffic means a greater likelihood of accidents. Wearing your seat belt can mean the difference between life and death in an accident. Because of this, the Westport Police Department is teaming up with the Connecticut Department of Transportation this Thanksgiving for a special Click It or Ticket campaign to find anyone who does not buckle up. This high-visibility law enforcement campaign is one way to spread the life-saving message about the importance of wearing seat belts.

Connecticut law requires all drivers to wear seat belts. In addition, all passengers, no matter where they are seated, must also be buckled up. Fines start at $ 92.00 for the first offense.

The Westport Police Department wishes everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving holiday and reminds everyone to wear their seat belts.

Visit for more information.