Westport hosts fitness expo and more

Club203, a new social club for disabled adults, has released its monthly event calendar. It launched with a launch party on September 7.

Events continue with a Halloween party at the Remarkable Theater on October 19, a game and pizza night at Toquet Hall on November 19, a holiday celebration at Wakeman Town Farm on December 13, an open gym at the YMCA on November 7 January. , a Valentine’s Day gathering at the Westport Playhouse on February 2, the St. Patrick’s Day celebration at Christie’s Porch on March 16, a fitness event at TAP Strength on April 20, an event with Parks and Recreation on May 18 and a year-end event at Westport Library on June 15.

Visit https://club203.org to learn more, volunteer to help and become a member.

The fitness and health fair returns

The Westport Downtown Association is hosting a fitness and health expo on September 17.

The event kicked off in September 2020 to give the community a safe and welcoming reason to visit the city’s Main Street. It has since grown and will include an additional carpet classroom in the layout. There will also be a diverse range of show classes.

It starts at 9 a.m. with a 5K run and a fun run for the kids that starts and ends on Main Street.

Traders will also be on site.

Traffic advisory issued for CT United Ride

The CT United Ride will pass through nine area cities, including Westport, on Sunday to honor the victims and first responders of the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. The event is Connecticut’s largest annual tribute to 9/11 as well as the most great state motorcycle ride.

The motorcade will use the route established last year, which begins at Sherwood Island State Park in Westport at approximately 11:30 a.m. It continues through Westport to Wilton, Redding, Bethel, Newtown, Monroe, Trumbull and Fairfield , ending at Seaside Park in Bridgeport. .

The motorcade travels from Sherwood Island State Park to the Sherwood Island Connector where riders will then take Interstate 95 southbound from Exit 18 to Exit 17. The motorcade will then proceed to the north to Saugatuck Avenue (Route 136) from exit 17, continue north to Riverside Avenue (Route 33) to Wilton Road and across the city limit of Wilton. The route is closed and continuous, which means that with the help of a police escort, participating motorcyclists cross traffic lights and do not stop at stop signs.

“Motorists should expect extended traffic delays along the motorcade route that could last 45 minutes or more. Although delays are to be expected, please keep in mind those we lost over 20 years ago and their families who are with us today, as it is certainly a day of remembrance and reflection,” Westport Police said in a statement.

It is recommended that drivers take alternate routes where possible as these areas will be completely impassable until the entire procession is clear.

Westport Residence appoints new coordinator

Michelle Kola has been appointed Guest Experience Coordinator for The Residence at Westport Seniors Residence.

LCB Senior Living, LLC, owns and operates the building, which is located at 1141 Post Road East in Westport.

Kola previously worked for over 20 years in the sales industry. She has also worked specifically in senior living sales and admissions since 2004. She graduated from Massey College in Atlanta with degrees in business and fashion merchandising before moving back to New York, Connecticut.

Visit https://www.lcbseniorliving.com or call 203-349-2002 for more information.

Staples Lacrosse Association Announces Draft Championship Banner

The Staples Lacrosse Association announced its Championship Banner Project, which includes 12 Westport businesses displaying banners congratulating the Staple High School men’s lacrosse team for winning the state championship in Connecticut’s Class L Division Interscholastic Athletic Conference.

The team defeated Darien High School on June 12, 12–3, winning the school’s first Boys’ State Lacrosse Championship.

A banner is displayed for each goal scored in the match.

Participating companies are Angelina’s Trattoria, ASF Sports & Outdoors, Baker Graphics, Calise’s, Cushman & Wakefield, Gaetano’s, Gold’s Deli, Layla’s Falafel, parker.Mansion, Redi-Cut Carpet & Rugs, The Porch at Christie’s and Westport Hardware.

The banners will remain on display until October 1, after which they will be auctioned off at the Staples Lacrosse Association golf fundraiser on October 3.

The association supports the Staples Boys Lacrosse program by organizing and participating in a variety of activities, including fundraisers. It is run and staffed by volunteer parents of current Staples lacrosse players and team fans.

Contact Willis Gay at 203-216-4937 for more information on the project, the golf outing or the association.

The Westport Astronomical Society offers a free conference

The Westport Astronomical Society’s free lecture series continues September 20 at 8 p.m. with “Where Are All the Aliens,” presented by Stephen Webb.

Webb is the Head of Technology Enhanced Learning at the University of Portsmouth, Hampshire, England. He studied physics at the University of Bristol in England and obtained his doctorate in theoretical physics at the University of Manchester.

He is well known for his work on the Fermi Paradox and his Ted Lecture Exploring the Existence of Extraterrestrial Intelligence has been viewed over six million times.

This program will take place in the Astronomical Society classroom, located at 182 Bayberry Lane in Westport. The event will also be offered as a webinar on Zoom and a live stream on the Astronomical Society’s YouTube channel at https://www.youtube.com.

The conference is part of the society’s monthly meetings. The speaker is usually presented around 8:25 p.m.

Westport gets signage upgrades

Westport is getting signage upgrades, Sen. Will Haskell recently announced.

The Connecticut Department of Transportation is developing plans for the systematic replacement and/or installation of One Way, Do Not Enter, Wrong Way, and Keep Right signs that are found along segregated freeways.

Plans are expected to be completed by the end of the year with installation to follow shortly.

“This summer, a Westport, mother of three, lost her life in a tragic accident involving a wrong-way driver,” Senator Haskell said. “This terrible loss was part of a growing trend of wrong-way driving, and I believe it is essential to improve signage that makes these accidents less likely. I hope the signage improvements in Bethel and Westport will keep drivers better informed and possibly save lives in the future.

Westport traffic signs are provided for Post Road East intersection at Mile 10.56 N/S Turnaround and 727 Post Road, and Post Road East intersection at Long Lots Road and Mile 20.70 N/S Turnaround.

All-Star Baseball Team Honored

Westport First Selectwoman Jennifer Tooker recently honored Connecticut State’s All Star Champion 11 and Under baseball team at Westport City Hall on Sept. 7.

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