Weston Church hosts carnivals and animal blessings

The Parish of St Francis of Assisi is hosting its 12th Annual Family Carnival on Saturday and Sunday locally at 35 Norfield Road, Weston.

The carnival runs daily from 12:00pm to 6:00pm and includes bouncy castles, games, face painting, live music, food trucks, drinks, craft vendors, a silent auction and prize draws. There’s also a photo op with Gilbert the Party Pig on Saturday from 2pm to 4pm.

All animals and animal owners are invited to an animal blessing before the carnival on Saturday at 11 am in the parking lot of St. Francis of Assisi.

Saint Francis of Assisi is the patron saint of animals.

Saint Francis of Assisi had a great love for animals and the environment.

Works by Westport residents are selected for the festival

Westport’s Cronin Cullen has been selected to present new television concepts and content at the Catalyst Story Institute Festival, which begins September 28 and runs through October 1 in Duluth, Minnesota.

Cronin is one of only a handful of creators whose work is on display. Less than 10 percent of all submissions are featured at the event, which attracts agents, producers, directors and other television industry executives looking for new talent and programming.

Weston and Westport receive infrastructure grants

Westport and Weston were among the cities that received grants through the Connecticut Small Town Economic Assistance Program, which supports economic development, conservation, and quality of life capital projects.

Weston received $500,000 in state funding for renovations at the Weston Police Department, which is supplemented by nearly $265,000 in city funds.

Westport received $250,000 in state funding to replace sidewalks near the Green Farms School, which will be matched by $100,000 in city funds.

Free suicide prevention training is available

The Westport Prevention Coalition is offering a free suicide prevention lunch and learning programs for city employees, elected officials, commissioners, volunteers and residents on September 30 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the Westport Library, 20 Jesup Road.

Registration is required via https://www.positivedirections.org/events. Space is limited.

Positive Directions Director of Prevention Services will facilitate evidence-based certification training.

The Coalition provides a comprehensive approach to education and prevention services for Westport residents of all ages through regular coalition meetings and programs.

For more information and ways to get involved with the coalition, visit https://www.westporttogether.org/prevention-coalition.

Band performs at Voices Cafe

Black Feathers have a show at the Voices Cafe at 10 Lyons Plains Road in Westport on October 1st.

The band was on a US tour to promote their album Angel Dust & Cyanide.

The director of the Westport Center for Senior Activities is retiring

Westport First Selectwoman Jennifer Taker announced the resignation of Susan L. Pfister, director of the Westport Center for Senior Activities, effective January 1.

Pfister has dedicated her career to helping seniors in Westport since joining the Westport Department of Human Services in 1987.

Westport Museum for History and Culture with new Saugatuck walking tour

The Westport Museum for History and Culture is hosting a new Saugatuck Walking Tour that reveals the hidden history of the Saugatuck neighborhood.

The new tour explores the history of what once stood and what remains, including the most recognizable feature of Saugatuck: the blue iron truss bridge that crosses the Saugatuck River at Bridge Street. It includes stories about the people and places that created Saugatuck, the unique landscape it is today, and its impact on the larger city of Westport.

The Saugatuck Stories inaugural tour took place on September 24th. It will also be offered on October 16th and 22nd.

Contact [email protected] or 203-222-1424 for more information.

The tax collector reminds of the taxes due on Saturday for the second quarter

Second quarter property taxes, personal property taxes, wastewater use and appraisal fees are due October 1.

Tax bills can be researched and/or paid online at https://www.westportct.gov or in person at the Tax Collector’s office at City Hall.

They can also be paid by check payable to Town of Westport and mailed to: Town of Westport – Tax Collector, PO Box 350, Westport, CT 06881.

Quartet at Jazz at the Post

The Melissa Newman Quartet performs at the Jazz at the Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 399 event on October 6th.

The post office is on Riverside Ave. 465 in Westport.

For more information, email [email protected]

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