Roundup: Condominium Hunt, Village Tales, Contact A Truck…

Roundup: Condo Hunt, Village Stories, Touch A Truck...

In October, “06880” reported that Frederic Chiu and Jeanine Esposito have been placing their stunning historic Beechwood residence up on the market.

For 10 years, the internationally famend pianist and his proficient artist spouse had opened their property – with its 216-year-old rooms, grand piano and imposing copper beech tree – to the general public. They hosted revolutionary lounges, with everybody from Joshua Bell to dancers and cooks sharing their skills and concepts.

Six months later, thenew YorkTime picked up the story.

Frédéric and Jeanine are the celebrities of the actual property present “La Chasse” this Sunday. Every week, the newspaper describes a homebuyer’s seek for the proper property. Readers be taught what they watched and did not purchase (and why) – and, in fact, what they ended up shopping for.

On Sunday, you will discover out which of the three Norwalk condos they selected. You may click on on the story right here and discover out too – however first you will should take a fast quiz about which properties you need, and which one you suppose Frédéric and Jeanine preferred finest.(Hat tip: Peter Gold)

Jeanine Esposito and Frederic Chiu of their new residence. (Picture/Jane Beiles for The New York Occasions)


Earth Day is tomorrow.

With no college on Saturday, Kings Freeway and Saugatuck Elementary Faculties celebrated yesterday.

Mother and father gathered on the hill to observe their kids sing “This Land is Your Land” and provide recommendation on sustainability and the influence all of us have on this planet.

4e and 5e college students beat drums to accompany the greater than 800 college students who sang This Fairly Planet by Tom Chapin and Libanas The Earth is our Mom.

The occasion was the brainchild of Ashley Moran of SES and Priscila Jones of KHS, with nice enthusiasm from music lecturers Colleen Cooney and Amy Laurino.(Hat tip: Allegra Gatti Zemel)

Earth Day at Kings Freeway and Saugatuck Elementary Faculties.


Each pediatrician’s workplace has storybooks within the ready room.

Village Pediatrics additionally has them open air.

Sufferers — and their dad and mom — know {that a} go to to 323 Riverside Avenue contains time to discover the “Historical past Stroll” alongside the Saugatuck River behind the constructing.

Dr. Nikki Gorman and her colleagues first printed the story once they moved in practically 8 years in the past. They’ve modified them seasonally since.

Village workers like to decide on totally different books to showcase – these with attention-grabbing tales and plenty of illustrations.

The e book offered in the intervening time is (appropriately) “Goodbye winter, whats up spring”.

Everyone seems to be invited to get pleasure from this nice story. You do not have to have an earache or a cough to go to Village Pediatrics – nicely, a minimum of their strolling story.

Doctor Assistant Nick Schiff Denota joined Village Pediatrics 2 years in the past after graduating from Weston Excessive College. He’s proud to arrange and preserve the march of historical past.


Nonetheless talking of kids: FFireplace vehicles, police vehicles, ambulances, cranes, dump vehicles, buses, massive vehicles, boats and extra roll into the Imperial Avenue parking zone on Saturday, April 29.

They’re all a part of the Westport Weston Co-op Nursery Faculties sixteenth Annual Contact-A-Truck Fundraiser (9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.; quiet hour with out sirens or horns is 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. ).

Youngsters of all ages can method, climb and take photos with automobiles of all sizes and styles.

They can even get pleasure from meals vehicles, music, balloon animals, magic reveals, face portray, sensory video games and extra.

Admission is $35 per household. Click on right here for tickets.


Transferring on to youngsters: what is the distinction between the ACT and SAT exams? Which ought to my youngster take? How necessary are check outcomes? How do test-optional faculties assess purposes?

These questions and extra can be addressed — and hopefully resolved — subsequent Tuesday (7 p.m., Zoom).

School Admissions Counselor Amy Chatterjee talks about “All the pieces You Did not Know — However Ought to — Concerning the SAT/ACT.”

The webinar – sponsored by S4 Research Expertise – is free, however registration is required. Click on right here to hitch.


As a part of Sexual Assault Consciousness Month, the Rowan Middle – an area sexual assault useful resource company – desires everybody to know methods to preserve kids protected.

On Monday, April 24 (7 p.m., MoCA Westport), they’ll share info on social media, psychological well being, and sexual violence prevention schooling. Click on right here for extra info. The occasion is free.

To RSVP, electronic mail

Paintings for the Rowan Middle occasion.


The restricted version vinyl LP of “Verso Information: Quantity One” has arrived. Now Westport Library is gearing as much as have a good time the “artists, conspirators and group” who helped create the primary vinyl document ever recorded, produced and launched by a public library.

June 3 marks the official launch. It contains 12 dwell tracks from artists within the tri-state space. Genres embody rock, jazz, hip hop, folks, and indie. All have been recorded at Verso Studios Libraries.

A launch celebration is deliberate that night (7 p.m., Trefz Discussion board). 4 of the bands will carry out dwell.

The launch celebration is free. A $25 ticket possibility features a copy of “Verso Information: Quantity One” and a free drink. (No document participant? A digital copy can be accessible for $10.)

The album is offered for pre-order. Pre-orders could be picked up throughout the launch celebration or will ship afterwards.


Talking of music: The United Methodist Church of Westport & Weston celebrates Worldwide Jazz Day with a novel, open worship service for all ages and faiths.

The April 30 (4 p.m.) occasion combines the liturgical traditions of Vespers with the thrilling and shifting sounds of saxophonist John Collinge, bassist Steve Clarke, pianist Pat Marafiote, drummer Chris Stanley, guitarist Antonio Penn and vocalist Jae Jones.

It is an ideal introduction to jazz for younger audiences and a toe-snapping service for anybody.

Admission is free (donations are accepted). For extra info, click on right here or name 203-227-4707.


The comedy/thriller Dangerous Accents kicks off the Westport Nation Playhouse’s ‘New Works’ collection on Monday twenty fourth April.

Audiences are invited to fulfill playwright Matthew Greene and director Liam Lonegan (Joint Inventive Director of Playhouse) within the foyer after the efficiency.

Click on right here for extra info and tickets. All seats are $25.

The solid of 5 contains Halima Henderson.


“06880 coated the swan egg hatch on the sting of the Saugatuck River, simply yards from the bustle and carbon monoxide of Parker Harding Plaza.

However a couple of days in the past —After this beginning – Alina Rodescu-Pitchon noticed one other mom, together with her nest.

“Westport…Naturally” – and all of downtown – is twice blessed.

(Picture/Alina Rodescu-Pitchon)


And eventually… Otis Redding III was solely 3 years outdated when his father and namesake died in a aircraft crash in 1967.

Otis III – who went on to a profitable profession as a musician – died Tuesday within the Redding household’s hometown of Macon, Georgia. He was 59 years outdated and suffered from most cancers.

Otis III was not burdened by his father’s fame. He had his personal group. However he additionally sang Otis’ largest hit, “(Sittin’ on) the Dock of the Bay.”

Otis III labored along with his household’s basis to arrange summer season camps, instructing kids to play music. And he was president of the native chapter of Meals on Wheels. Click on right here for a full obituary.

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