Westport Column

Sheila Borden would like me to pass along her thanks to all who participated in our townwide celebration of Independence Day: the Fire Department, the Fire Police, the Fish & Game Club, the Dog Agility people, the Christopher Emmet Hallowell Fund, Gary Phinney, volunteers, all those who donated to the Fireworks, and everyone who turned out to join in or watch the parade. In my in-box I also have a note from the Chamber, reminding me to thank Sheila herself and her husband Irwin Borden, who organized the celebration. Thank you all.

The Westport Library Association would like to thank everyone who helped make their Book Sale a huge success over the Independence Day holiday. They would also like to let everyone know that their Story Hour is back for the summer every Thursday from 10 to 11 a.m. and will feature Judith Moore as storyteller. If you can’t make it then, try Wadhams Free Library, which has a Story Hour, too. Wadhams is doing it “on demand” this summer, which means give them a call (962-8717) and they’ll be happy to set something up to suit your child’s busy schedule. One way or another, our two outstanding partner libraries and their kid-friendly staff and volunteers welcome your children and will keep them entertained.

Next week’s free Community Concert is Rose and the Nightingale, an all-female quartet who perform original music that blends classical, folk, and pop sounds. They’re lyrical and magical and you won’t hear anything else like them out there (you can find videos at their web site, roseandthenightingale.com). That’s Thursday, July 25 at 7 p.m. in the Performance Pavilion at Ballard Park.

Thank you to all those who’ve responded already to the Ambulance Squad’s appeal for contributions to help pay for a new stretcher for one of our two ambulances. The response has been great. If you haven’t already, please send a check today. You can make it out to the Westport Ambulance Squad (note “Stretcher Fund” on the memo line) and the address is P.O. Box 375, Westport, NY 12993.

Congratulations to Nona Hoskins and Marilyn Trienens, winners of the week five and week six $50 drawings in the Heritage House raffle.

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