Kids Who Kick it Up a Notch

Despite his tender age, Jaden plays Peter in PBS’ Pinkalicious & Peteriffic. He’s been in the Rockette’s Christmas Spectacular for an unprecedented two years in a row and is featured in national commercials. You’ll soon spot him in episodes of upcoming shows on HBO, Amazon Studios, and Showtime, and in the Indie film Give or Take. His favorite food is grilled…

Fun for the Whole Family

Did you know that you can make Play Dough at home using a handful of basic pantry ingredients? Our easy recipe takes less than 30 minutes. It might come together even faster if the whole family pitches in! Let your little ones measure all the ingredients, and the older kids can help stir and cook the dough (with supervision). Everyone can…

Celebrating our cutest residents

For many of us, August is a bittersweet turning point in the calendar year. Summer freedom is drawing to a close and school bells will soon be ringing. While the lazy days of sipping cool beverages poolside may be numbered, this month brings a sense of renewal: new routines, new clothes and new school supplies … Continued

August 2019 Around Town

Beechwood Summer Season – “Open Mind” An internationally recognized concert pianist, Frederic Chiu, and a cutting edge artist/innovation specialist, Jeanine Esposito created Beechwood Arts and Innovation to share their love of creativity and collaboration with the community. Their mission is to expand what the arts experience can be for artists and audiences by fostering collaboration across … Continued

Westport Arts Center 50th Anniversary Gala

The Westport Arts Center held its annual fundraising gala in May to celebrate its 50th anniversary.  They hosted over 150 guests, including generous sponsors, partners, and patrons, raising nearly $500,000 to support the various experiences at WAC.  As a 501 (c)(3), WAC relies on this event to support their mission of providing a portal to … Continued

4th Annual Westport Dog Festival

The 4th Annual Westport Dog Festival was the biggest and best ever with over 3,000 people and 1,000 dogs in attendance! The obstacle course, frisbee catching act, goofy competitions and Police K9 presentation were a few of the attractions that made it a success. The Chamber is pleased to donate over $7,000 from the proceeds to … Continued

10th Annual Push Up Against Cancer

The 10th Annual Push Against Cancer (APAC) on Sunday, June 9 at Staples High School in Westport brought over 350 participants together, raising $250,000 for Paul Newman’s Hole in the Wall Gang Camp. APAC has raised over $700,000 in its ten years, sending over 280 kids to camp.

What Has 54 Legs and 4 Wings?

Personally, there’s something about a cute, snuggly animal that makes me want to absolve every person of every cast aspersion throughout the history of the world. Multiply that by 14 animals and there’s enough snuggly cuteness to end terrorism, reconcile Brangelina and forgive every bartender who’s made a lousy margarita.

Horizons GFA

We have many reasons to be proud of our town, one of which is, as of this publication, none of us have been implicated in a college admissions scam.

The Top of the World

Our drive to Mohonk Mountain House was short enough that I only heard “Are we there yet?” once from the back seat. We were across the Hudson River and through the little college town of New Paltz in a little over an hour.  After a few more minutes and a winding climb up wooded slopes we had arrived: our kids’ eyes…

Westport’s Off-Beat Monuments and Near-Landmarks

Forget the Minute Man. Actually, don’t. The Minute Man is an important Westport landmark. But if friends and family come calling this summer and want to learn something while on vacation (!), we’ve found some historical sites that are educational and entertaining.

Annabella Daily’s Summer Beauty Finds

Scandinavian-born Annabella Daily founded a beauty-tech company in Brooklyn before moving to Westport. A mother of two boys and an expert on beauty and wellness, Annabella is soon launching a line of organic bath products to promote self-care for kids. @annabelladaily