Tag Archives: Westport

Westport’s Olivia Porretta is Teaching Kids How To Be Smart Online

Olivia Porretta is a 17-year old animator from Westport, Connecticut. This Staples High School junior’s video called “Wise on the Web,” was selected to be featured on the national platform of AMAZE.org . AMAZE’s mission, is to teach 10 to 14 year olds about life thru animation. Topics include sex ed, relationships, and how to stay safe on the internet Read more…

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Westport Country Playhouse’s Michael Ross~ Italian American

  Michael Ross is the Managing Director of Westport Country Playhouse. He grew up in Milwaukee, Wisconsin but has called Connecticut home for decades. His Dad was from Sicily, his Mom was Danish, he tells some hilarious stories about growing up. This was just an enjoyable interview at the table.   Michael Ross’s Favorite Italian Read more…

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Steven Sametz’s “A Child’s Requiem” For Newtown

 On March 5th, 2015 at the Jorgenson Center at UCONN there was a world premiere concert.  “A Child’s Requiem” was written by one of the most respected choral composers in America….Conductor, composer, Lehigh University Professor, Steven Sametz. The 45 minute piece is dedicated to Newtown and Sandy Hook and to the loss of 20 children and Read more…

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The Nutcracker in Westport

The Nutcracker at Westport Country Playhouse  October 22, 2014 (NORWALK, Conn.) — Ballet Etudes Company (BEC)(www.balletetudescompany.com) announced the return of their time honored production of The Nutcracker to the Westport Country Playhouse. Audiences will once again be transported to Clara’s dream world and enjoy this family-friendly classic, set to the music of Tchaikovsky.  Tickets are on Read more…

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Visit the U.S.S. Nautilis in Groton, CT

Connecticut has a long and storied history with submarines starting going all the way back to 1775 when David Bushnell of Westport created a submarine called the “Turtle “for use against the British during the revolutionary war. Because of that, Groton, Connecticut is considered to be the “Submarine Capital of the World.” Not only is Read more…

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Olive Oil, Ninety Years In The Making

Connecticut is arguably one-third, Italian. There are so many amazing Italian restaurants in this state of about three million people, and because of that, the olive oil is flowing here in dish after dish. The Chiappetta family of Norwalk, Connecticut is adding to that by importing it from their family farm in San Vincenzo La Read more…

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Susan Granger~ Child Actress, Entertainment Reporter, Movie Critic

Some of you may remember, Susan Granger who was an entertainment reporter in the late 1970’s for what was then WNCH-TV, which is now of course WTNH-TV (abc). Granger is now, and has been for a long time, a syndicated movie critic and she knows what she’s talking about having grown up in Hollywood. Granger of Read more…

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The World Leader in Sailmaking

Where is the leading company for sailmaking in the world, especially when it comes to racing? Milford, Connecticut that’s where. I had you on that didn’t I? There is so much in Connecticut, discovering it all is great fun. The company is called North Sails and it’s just one division of a hugely diversified company Read more…

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Music Theatre of Connecticut

Is your child singing and dancing around the house, do you feel like they should be on the stage? Have you heard about the Music Theatre of Connecticut in Westport, Connecticut? Well you need to learn about it. In existence for 23 years, they continue to do a bang up job for budding actors and Read more…

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