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Teachers Whip Up A Tasty Day

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Staples’ 3 culinary instructors (from left): Laura Wendt, Alison Milwe-Grace, Cecily Gans. Originally published on 06880 by Dan Woog on February 16, 2019. For years, the Westport Farmers’ Market and Staples High School’s culinary arts program have teamed up to bring great food to folks in need. Once a month, students shop for provisions at the market. […]

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Westport nonprofit offers ‘Homes with Hope’

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Client Carl Scovens, Sr. cleans up after lunch at Homes With Hope’s Gillespie Center homeless shelter in Westport on Monday. Photo Credit Brian A. Pounds Originally printed in The Hour on December 3, 2018 by Tatiana Flowers WESTPORT – Three years ago, Carl Scovens was living in a spacious three-bedroom Norwalk duplex with his wife and teenage daughter. […]

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The House That Keeps on Giving

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Photo Credit: Dave Matlow, “Honoring Our Heritage: Project Return,” published by WestportNow, May 1, 2017 Originally published on August 7, 2017 in Westport Magazine by Bob Weingarten. This past spring the Westport Historical Society (WHS) presented Project Return and the Town of Westport with a plaque honoring the heritage of the town-owned house at 124 […]

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Honoring Our Heritage: Project Return

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Photo by Dave Matlow Originally published in WestportNow on May 1, 2017 Bob Weingarten (c), plaque historian of the Westport Historical Society, today presented a historical plaque to Project Return, 124 Compo Road North. Accepting on behalf of Project Return, now part of Westport’s Homes With Hope (HWH) were Jeff Weiser (l), president of HWH, […]

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Letter to Editor (Westport News): Should Be Copied, State Needs to Straighten Out Racial Imbalance Regulations

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This letter was published in the Westport News on Friday, March 24, 2017. To the Editor:  Thanks for Chris Marquette’s typically well-written article (March 6, 2017) on the tempest raging in Westport as a result of the essay contest on “white privilege.” It is upsetting to see the intemperate protests by correspondents on both sides […]

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A Homeless Shelter Two Doors from Tiffany’s

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Originally published in the Norwalk Hour on Sunday, March 30, 2014 by Roy Fuchs. Read the original here. WESTPORT – Yes, Westport has its homeless, and Westport has its hungry. Fortunately, as Jeff Wieser, Executive Director of Westport’s Homes With Hope recently told Y’s Men of Westport/Weston, his organization has been helping our community for 30 years. […]

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Wayne Brady brings down the house with hope

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Brady answers audience questions with personal stories. Originally published in Inklings on November 15, 2013 by Jimmy Ray Stagg Hello and welcome to “Whose Show is it Anyway?” where the jokes are made up and the dollars definitely matter. On tonight’s show, we only have one cast member, and thankfully it’s the funny one, Wayne […]