Curio Cottage Thrift Shop Hosts “Sweetheart of a Sale” – February 10-15, 2020

The Curio Cottage Thrift Shop, operated by The Westport Woman’s Club, will be offering a
50% off storewide sale from February 10-15, 2020. Do you need a fresh idea for your favorite
Valentine? Why not buy a pitcher with character and fill it with fresh roses?  Or a unique bowl
to fill with chocolates? Or wine glasses, then add champagne? Heartfelt possibilities for the
thrifty abound at the Curio Cottage Thrift Shop’s half-price, storewide "Sweetheart of a Sale". 
The Curio Cottage Thrift Shop offers an ever-changing array of donated glassware, tableware,
vases, platters, frames, jewelry, kitchen items, collectibles and so much more. Weekly hours of
operation are Monday from 1-4 pm, Wednesday/Thursday/Friday from 10 am-3 pm, and Saturday
from 11 am-2 pm (closed Tuesday and Sunday). This thrift shop is located adjacent to the
Westport Woman’s Club, 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT. (more…)

Internationally-acclaimed Westport musicians, Igor and Tatyana Pikayzen and friends to perform

Sounds for a Starry Night, a salon-style chamber concert and reception, blending classical music, poetry and song, returns to The Westport Woman’s Club, Friday, December 6 at 7:30 pm. Featured performers include two Russian-born Westport favorites:  internationally acclaimed concert violinist, Igor Pikayzen, and his mother, classical pianist Tatyana Pikayzen. They plan works by Alexander Glazunov, Cesar Franck and Felix Mendelssohn.

Grandson of legendary Soviet violinist Viktor Pikayzen, Igor was born in Moscow, Russia.  Since his concert debut with the Moscow Philharmonic at age eight, Pikayzen—now a graduate of Staples HS, Juilliard, Yale and CUNY--has performed with major orchestras in Europe, Asia, North and South America, garnered numerous competitive awards and has a growing discography.  The Westport Arts Advisory Committee presented its Horizon Award to him, as an outstanding Westport artist under age 30 with a national/international reputation.  Praised by critics and audiences alike for his astounding technical ability and majestically lush tone, Mr. Pikayzen is one of his generation’s most promising young artists. 

Tatyana Pikayzen—the “Paganini of the keyboard”-- has performed to tremendous critical acclaim across three continents.  A top prize winner at the Chopin International Competition in Warsaw, she has appeared as a soloist with major orchestras in the world’s most prestigious concert halls and has a substantial discography. 

Completing the evening’s distinguished chamber ensemble is the bold, rich sound of award-winning Israeli-born cellist, Michael Katz, a graduate of New England Conservatory, Juilliard and SUNY Stony Brook. Punctuating the instrumental musical segments, Casey Rose Clark will perform a vocal interlude.  Miggs Burroughs and Westport Poet Laureate Diane Meyer Lowman will deliver brief opening recitations of verse.

Major sponsors of this Sounds for a Starry Night fundraiser are the Drew Friedman Community Arts Center and Weichert, Realtors-Madison and Post. Tickets for this live concert and reception in an intimate, festive setting are $50 ($25 for students).  Purchase tickets in advance via link below, as seating is limited.  Proceeds from Sounds for a Starry Night will benefit need-based college scholarships for Staples High School seniors. 

The Westport Woman’s Club, organized in 1907, is a non-profit philanthropic organization dedicated to volunteerism and the raising of funds in support of the educational, charitable, cultural and public health services in Westport and surrounding towns.  Westport residency is not required for WWC membership.  For information, please call the WWC Office at 203-227-4240.


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CHEERS to a Wine Tasting Fundraiser
SIP & SAVOR 2019
Saturday evening, November 16
6:00 – 8:00 pm
Tickets $50 per person in advance  ($60 walk-ins)
The Westport Woman’s Club, 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT

TASTE A VARIETY OF WINES – APPETIZERS – WIN PRIZES – LIVE CLASSICAL MUSIC

At Sip & Savor 2019, a wide variety of wines, provided by Castle Wine & Spirits, will be available for tasting, as well as an array of hors d’oeuvres by Gruel Britannia.  Live classical music, provided by the Con Fuoco quartet, and prize drawings will be part of this festive evening as well.  Profits from the evening will benefit community grants to Fairfield County non-profit organizations, need-based college scholarships for high school seniors, as well as the WWC Food Closet, that serves those in need within our community.   A percentage of all SIP & SAVOR wine orders placed that evening will be donated by Castle Wine to the WWC fundraising effort. 

Event Co-Chairs, Christina McVaney and Gloria Smithson, suggest guests bring their shopping lists and order needed wines for Thanksgiving, December holiday events, hostess gifts and gift giving, as all SIP & SAVOR wine orders will support WWC charitable causes.

SIP & SAVOR Tickets: Select the “Buy Now Button” (Credit Card or PayPal) below.  Ticket sales are open to the public (21 years of age or older), at $50 per person. For further information, please call the WWC Office at 203-227-4240.

FLYER - Click for Event Details.

Sponsor Form - Click for Sip & Savor Program Ads/Sponsorships Form  (Ads due November 01)

Purchase visibility in the Sip & Savor Event Brochure that each guest receives upon arrival. 

Advertise your business and/or become an event sponsor to show your support for the WWC.

 


WWC Sip & Savor 2019


 

SIP & SAVOR Event Partners:      Gruel Britannia and Castle Wine & Spirits

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The Westport Woman’s Club held its annual Clothing Tag Sale on Friday, October 25 through Sunday, October 27 at the WWC’s historic clubhouse located at 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT.  Gently used women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories were on display at this year’s sale.  New for 2019  was an entire stage devoted to children’s clothing of all kinds.  Funds raised will help support the Food Closet for the Town of Westport, many local charities throughout Fairfield County, and need-based student scholarships. 

Thank you to the many dedicated volunteers who planned the Tag Sale, donated clothes, sorted for sizes, helped with set-up and worked this 3-day clothing sale to help make this fall fundraiser a succe$$ for the Fairfield County community.

Woman’s Club Prepares for Clothing Sale” Post on WestportNOW

https://westportnow.com/index.php?/v3/comments/womans_club_prepares_for_clothing_sale/

WWC “GOOD STUFF” ~ Co-Chairs Mary Lee Clayton  and Susan Loselle

 Can you find our amazing volunteers during Set-up?!

See Slide Show – 2019 Clothing Tag Sale

“Westport Woman’s Club members and friends participated in the
MAKING STRIDES Against Breast Cancer Walk on 10/20/19, led by WWC Past President,
Audrey Rabinowitz, who has organized the club’s participation for the past 14 years.”
Photo taken by WWC Member Gloria Smithson

Westport Woman’s Club members and friends joined survivors, caregivers, and walkers of all ages at the MAKING STRIDES Against Breast Cancer Walk this morning at Sherwood Island State Park for the WWC’s 14th consecutive year of supporting this cause.  The American Cancer Society has organized this MAKING STRIDES walk in Fairfield County for the past 26 years to raise funds for research and support for those diagnosed with breast cancer.  To learn more about MAKING STRIDES of Fairfield County, contact your local American Cancer Society office during standard business hours (Katie Divenuto, FairfieldCTstrides@cancer.org,  203-563-1513). (more…)

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and on Sunday, October 20th members of the Westport Woman’s Club will again be walking as a team in the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk at Sherwood Island State Park. This walk, sponsored by the American Cancer Society, helps to raise funds for breast cancer research and to raise awareness. (more…)

Women of all ages interested in joining The Westport Woman’s Club are invited to a wine and cheese New Member Mixer on Wednesday, September 25, from 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm, in our historic clubhouse, located at 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT.   Please drop by to learn more about our club and its opportunities for community service, fundraisers, special interest groups and monthly membership meetings with catered lunches and speakers. To see event flyer click here

You do not have to be a Westport Resident to join The Westport Woman’s Club.  We look forward to meeting and partnering together to make a difference in our community, and to have fun in the process.  Unable to attend the September 25 reception?   Prospective members wishing to learn more about the WWC or have a tour of our clubhouse may contact Membership Director, Robin Clark, at rclark@westportnational.com or the WWC Office at 203-227-4240 to register. (more…)

The Westport Woman's Club is currently accepting donations of clothing for its October 2019 Clothing Tag Sale.  Tax deductible donations of new or gently-worn women’s, men’s and children’s clothing, as well as accessories (shoes, handbags, scarves, hats, jewelry, etc), are now welcomed through October 18.  Please drop off donated items any weekday (9am-12pm, 1pm-4pm) at the Westport Woman’s Club (44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT). (more…)

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The Curio Cottage Thrift Shop, operated by The Westport Woman’s Club, will be offering a 50% off  STOREWIDE SALE from July 22-27, 2019.  Sale Hours are Monday from 1-4pm, Wednesday/Thursday/Friday from 10am-3pm, and Saturday from 11am-2pm (closed Tuesday and Sunday).   The Curio Cottage is located adjacent to the Westport Woman’s Club, 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT.

The Curio Cottage Thrift Shop offers an ever-changing array of donated glassware, tableware, vases, platters, frames, jewelry, kitchen items and so much more.  All of the shop merchandise is donated, and tax receipts are available for welcomed donations. 

The Curio Cottage, opened in 1999, operates year-round and has contributed over $500,000 in support of the philanthropic mission of the Westport Woman’s Club, which includes direct grants and services to non-profit organizations and charities throughout Fairfield County.  When you shop at the Curio Cottage or bring your donations to re-stock its shelves, you make an appreciated contribution to the Fairfield County community. 

The Westport Woman’s Club, organized in 1907, is a non-profit philanthropic organization dedicated to volunteerism and the raising of funds in support of the educational, charitable, cultural and public health services in Westport and surrounding towns.  You do not have to be a Westport resident to join the Westport Woman’s Club.  To become a member, please call the office at 203-227-4240.

Thank you to the community for supporting the Westport Woman’s Club with your attendance at the 2019 Yankee Doodle Fair.  Fair proceeds will be used in the coming year for charitable causes throughout Fairfield County.

Thank you also to every member who helped make the 2019 Yankee Doodle Fair a success:  Yankee Doodle Captains who helped with all the pre-planning aspects, Set-up Crew, Bakers, Volunteers throughout the 4-day fair, Ticket Sellers (raffle, take-a-chance, rides), Curio Staff, Beverage Sellers, Face Painters, Sand Art Crew, Treasury, Break-down Crew, etc.  This continued, cherished start-of-summer tradition for our community would not be possible without the amazing dedication of the Westport Woman’s Club membership. (more…)

The Westport Woman’s Club will offer the public an Antique Appraisal Day on Saturday, June 01, from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the WWC clubhouse (44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT).  To view Flyer click here. (more…)

The Westport Woman’s Club hosted its annual Art Show on April 27-29, 2019 at 44 Imperial Ave, Westport, CT.  Admission to the Westport Woman’s Club Art Show was free and open to the public.  For Art Show Flyer click here. (more…)

The Westport Woman’s Club invited the public to a Spring Fashion Show on Saturday, March 23, 2019 at their WWC clubhouse.  This hot ticket provided an opportunity to see the latest in spring fashion, modeled by men, women and children from our local community.  Event Flyer click here.

Fashion Show guests enjoyed a noon luncheon provided by “The Granola Bar”, modeled spring fashions from local Westport vendors “Splash of Pink” and “Southern Tide”, an array of silent auction  items, “Shoes ‘N More” and “Scout & Molly’s” pop-up stores, and more.  Event Chair, Ana Hitri, shared that all fashion and auction item purchases made at this spring fundraiser support WWC charitable causes within Fairfield County. (more…)

On Friday evening, December 7, the Westport Woman’s Club hosted internationally-acclaimed musicians, Igor Pikayzen (violinist) and Tatyana Pikayzen (pianist) on a star-lit stage in Bedford Hall.  Grandson of the legendary Soviet violinist Viktor Pikayzen, Igor was born in Moscow, Russia.  Since his concert debut at the age of eight, Pikayzen has performed with major orchestras in Europe, Asia, North and South America. 

Igor was a winner of a Horizon Award, presented by the Westport Arts Advisory Committee to an outstanding Westport artist, under the age of 30 with a national/international reputation.  Praised by critics and audiences alike for his astounding technical ability and majestically lush tone, Mr. Pikayzen is regarded as one of the most promising young artists of his generation.   (more…)

The Westport Woman’s Club hosted a wine tasting fundraiser on Friday, October 26.  A variety of wines from 7 countries were available for tasting, while live classical music was performed by student musicians from the Bedford Hall stage. Coveted prizes, delicious food, and an opportunity to order favorite wines were also a part of this festive evening.  Funds raised from Sip & Savor 2018 will support need-based student scholarships and grants to non-profit organizations within Fairfield County.  

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The Westport Woman's Club held its annual Clothing Tag Sale on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, October 19-21 at the WWC’s historic clubhouse located at 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT.

Gently used women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories were on display at this year’s Tag Sale,  Plus, “The Best Stuff” section featured both unworn items and name brand garments.   (more…)

WWC presented an evening with Gilbert & Sullivan on Saturday,  9/22.  

Selections from all of Gilbert & Sullivan's operas were performed.  These included The Pirates of Penzance, Iolanthe, Princess Ida, The Mikado, The Gondoliers, H.M.S. Pinafore, and others.  

The performers, all professional singers, have appeared in many local productions as well as those in New York City.

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The Westport Woman’s Club thanks all those from Westport and surrounding communities who supported our 2018 Yankee Doodle Fair.

Special thanks to our sponsors: Resnick Advisors, Inc., our Platinum Sponsor; Robert E. Grant, Esq., Our Gold Sponsor; our Silver Sponsors, Westport National Bank and Commerce Park Children’s Dentistry & Orthodontics; and our Bronze Sponsor, Weichert Realtors, Madison and Post. (more…)

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Bill Harmer, Executive Director of the Westport Library was the guest speaker at the WWC Club Day Luncheon.

He described the project that will transform the fixed and static thirty-year old Library into a community oriented facility which will serve the cultural, educational and information technological needs of the Westport community in the 21st Century.  Mr. Harmer calls the Library project "creative, opportunistic, energetic and transformative."  

Installation of incoming Board Members, 2018 -2019 took place.  

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Westport Woman's Club Members marched, carried flags and banners and road on the WWC Float in this year's Memorial Day Parade.  

The woman's club was a winner in the Parade Float Contest and was awarded the "Best Community Organization Float" designation.  Click here for details. (more…)

 The Westport Woman's Club and Westport Auction are pleased to offer an Antiques Appraisal Day on Saturday, June 9, at the Woman’s Club located at 44 Imperial Avenue from 10:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M. 

Do you have a family heirloom or an old painting that grandma always said was valuable? A piece of jewelry or sterling that you have never had appraised? Bring them along and let the professional, experienced, courteous and friendly staff from Westport Auction give you a verbal appraisal. The market for certain items is highly desirable: men's vintage wristwatches, mid-century art and furniture, Chinese jades, porcelains, and collectibles in every field to name a few. 

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Patron of the Arts and Sponsor of this year’s Annual Art Show at The Woman’s Club, Ginger Gault Donaher (center) with Jo Luscombe (left) and Betty Lou Cummings (right).

 

The Westport Woman's Club is grateful to the 2018 Art Show Sponsors:

The Drew Friedman Community Arts Center, Inc., Bill Harris, Jr., Jeannette & Michael Tewey, Vivian Rosenberg, The Gault Family Foundation, Linda & Vincent Debo, Janette & Stan Duchnicki and Castle Wine and Spirits.

Come join us for an evening of fun and laughter at our spring fundraiser where we will be painting "Spring Stroll."

Wednesday, May 2, 2018
6:30 - 9:00 pm

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The guest speaker for the WWC May Club Day Luncheon was Susan Granger, renowned film critic and journalist. The subject of her presentation was  "Hollywood: Past, Present and Future."

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Jennifer Tombaugh, President of Tauck Tours was the WWC April Club Day Guest Speaker.   Jennifer is a graduate of Harvard University and Harvard Business School, and her collaborative leadership style has led her to become the first person outside of the Tauck family to be named President of the company, which traces its roots back to 1924, and with a fourth generation now involved.  

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On Saturday evening April 28 and Sunday afternoon, April 29 only, the popular Westport Woman’s Club’s Art Show, curated by Miggs Burroughs, opens to the public. Singer Melissa Newman will perform at Saturday’s opening reception. Chair Jo Fuchs Luscombe notes this year’s Art Show honors late artist Bobbie Friedman, wife of Drew Friedman. This annual show, featuring local artists, seeks to generate sales for them and funds for need-based college scholarships for Staples High School seniors.  To view some of the artworks available for purchase click here.

2018 artists, whose works will be available for purchase, include Jen Greely, Bernie Perry, Nancy Moore, Roseann Spengler, Leonor Dao Turut, Kerry Heftman, Sam Abelow, Sue Benton, Jo Titsworth, Dale Najarian, Carlos Davilla, Holly Hawthorne, Noah Steinman, and Karen Ford. Art by Honoree Bobbie Friedman will be available for viewing, not purchase. (more…)

Staples High School Jazz Band, under the direction of Nicholas Mariconda, performed to a standing ovation at the Westport Woman's Club March Luncheon today.  The Band is a performing ensemble of musicians chosen by audition from the school's  core groups: band, orchestra and choir. 
 
The Jazz Band consists of the traditional big band instrumentation of saxophones, trumpets, trombones and rhythm section. They perform at school events and competitions throughout the school year. 

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DNR, Fairfield County’s almost all-physician rock band, performed at the Westport Woman’s Club’s Bedford Hall on February 10th in a fundraiser for need-based college scholarships for Staples High School seniors.  Visit westportnow.com to view article/photo.

The WWC February Club Day program was presented by Eliot D. Russman, President & CEO of the Fidelco Guide Dog Foundation and G. Kenneth Bernhard, local attorney and Vice President of the Fidelco Board of Directors, and Don Overton, who lost his sight during Desert Storm/Gulf War -  accompanied by his guide dog. Don Overton, Client of Fidelco bio. 

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Photo of Dr. Joe Utterback with Ana Hitri, Programs Director.

A celebrated American jazz pianist, composer and recording artist, "Dr. Joe" performed at The Westport Woman's Club for their December Luncheon.

 
 
This holiday season Westport National Bank will be supporting The Westport Women's Club and accepting non-perishable food donations. Please help us make this event a success.

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The program for November Club Day focused on the new exhibit at the Westport Historical Society that envisions the Town of Westport 50 years from now. Michael Mombello, one of the organizers of the exhibit, presented the overall view of the architectural evolution of our town in 50 years.   (more…)

SIP & SAVOR, a wine tasting fundraiser event, was held on Friday, October 27 at The Westport Woman's Club, 44 Imperial Avenue, Westport, CT.  A wide variety of wines, provided by Castle Wine & Spirits, were available for tasting and future purchase.  An array of seasonal hors d'oeuvres by Westport's Gruel Britannia were served as well.  (Click on "continue reading" to view slide show). (more…)

Offered by the Garden Room - Please order by November 18, 2017.  

The Garden Room is preparing beautiful fresh wreaths, swags and boxwood trees for the holidays. To guarantee availability, please submit your order by Friday, November 18, 2017. Questions? Please contact Vivian Rosenberg at vivianrose1@gmail.com

Items Offered: Please print and fill out this order form. (Order Form).  Either mail to the WWC c/o Garden Room or drop in Garden box w/your check made out to the Garden Room.

Jane Green, NY Times bestselling author and Westport resident, spoke to Members and guests at the Westport Woman's Club on Monday, October 2nd. (more…)

Westport Woman's Club Lobsterfest at the clubhouse at Ned Dimes Marina at Compo.  Perfect summer evening with good friends on  Sunday, August 13. (Photos by Pattie Takita).

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Westportnow Gallery

 

May Club Day consisted of a traditional May Tea.  Members donned their favorite festive hats to welcome Spring at the WWC.  Attendees enjoyed an assortment of delicious Tea Sandwiches: watercress cucumber, deviled egg, curried chicken, French ham and butter, tuna and vegetables on assorted breads, and mini desserts. Beautiful flowers adorned the Buffet Table.  In addition, Art from the WWC Art Show, was on display. (more…)

The Westport Woman’s Club’s held it's Art Show fundraiser, curated by Miggs Burroughs at Bedford Hall on April 29 -30.  Art Show chair Jo Luscombe noted that this year’s show builds on last year’s success and continues the long WWC tradition of partnering with 14 local artists to generate sales for them and funds for local scholarships.  Westportnow Website Gallery. (more…)

Guest Speaker for April Club Day was Lucia Gulbransen, an Image Consultant credentialed by the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Lucia presented a workshop entitled "Style Confidence at Any Age." (more…)

Sophie Helenek was the speaker at the WWC March Club Day Luncheon.  Sophie intertwined her mountaineering experience of climbing and reaching the top of Mt. Everest, with her financial-analyst skills in a fascinating presentation at the Westport Women's Club. Her enthralling story captivated the audience. (more…)

The Ruegg Grant Committee of the Westport Woman’s Club invites local non-profit organizations to apply by March 1, 2017 for up to $5,000 in one-time funding of a 2017 project involving social services, health, safety, the arts or education. Key selection criteria include: a high-profile initiative that makes a continuing difference in the community and enhances the WWC name. Recent Ruegg Grant recipients include Project Return, Earthplace, ITN Coastal CT and Wakeman Town Farm. (more…)

Our February Club Day Luncheon with Philip Anthony DiConstanzo and Anya Liftig, presenting "The Art of Living the Role", on the teachings of Acting Coach and Director Albert Pia.

The Westport Woman's Club held their December Luncheon on Monday, December 5th.  Their guest speaker was distinguished Art Historian, Fiona Garland, who spoke about Titian's "Venus of Urbino."

The club was beautifully decorated for the holiday season, and the Garden Department held it's annual Holiday Boutique in the living room.   (more…)

Many Westport vogue-to-vintage women’s, men’s and children’s clothing and accessories treasures are back for an encore at the Westport Woman’s Club’s ENCORE! Clothing & Accessories Tag Sale, Friday, October 28 and Saturday, October 29 from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM.

This sale offers something for everyone at incredible prices. Expect a wide array of slightly used, gently worn suits, dresses, pants, jackets, blouses, sweaters, gowns, coats, scarves, shoes, jewelry, handbags and hats. Plus, the Boutique section will feature special garments, including formal wear not available elsewhere and not to be missed, for thrifty bargain seekers. (more…)

Team "Westport Woman's Club participates in Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk.

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An afternoon of fun was had by all at the Westport Woman's Club Bingo Bonanza.

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The Westport Woman’s Club Annual Lobsterfest, organized by Jo Fuchs-Luscombe, was held at the Minuteman Yacht Club, Ned Dimes Marina, at Compo Beach this evening. Despite the weather, a wonderful time was had by all. (more…)

Our association with the Blues, Views, and BBQ Festival began back in 2008 during its first year and has continued for all 8 years. Since that time, the WWC has received over $14,000 from the Westport Downtown Merchants Association, the sponsor of this town-wide event. Over the last few years, this money was designated for our Food Closet. (more…)

The Westport Woman’s Club installed its new Board of Directors with Dorothy M. Packer leading as President for the 2016 – 2017 club year. (more…)

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