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  1. Thunderstorms, Flash Flooding Added To Hot & Humid Mix For Westport

    Thunderstorms, Flash Flooding Added To Hot & Humid Mix For Westport

    FAIRFIELD COUNTY, Conn. — Scattered thunderstorms will boom through the area as a crazy mix of tropical-like weather blankets Fairfield County on Thursday.An Air Quality Alert remains in effect as hot, humid air sticks around with temperatures topping 87 degrees as the July heatwave continues across the area, according to the National Weather Service.Thunderstorms starting after 3 p.m. ...

  2. Suit Up For National Bikini Day, Westport

    Suit Up For National Bikini Day, Westport

    Happy 70th birthday to the revealing two-piece swimwear that gets younger looking with age.National Bikini Day is celebrated July 5 in honor of the French invention on July 5, 1946 of the two-piece bathing suit.Parisian fashion designer Louis Réard was a mechanical engineer who had taken over his mother's lingerie business around 1940, according to history.com.He was inspired to design ...

  3. July 4th By The Numbers: Roll Out The Beef, Chicken, Beer

    July 4th By The Numbers: Roll Out The Beef, Chicken, Beer

    Get out the red, white and blue--it's time to throw a party for the birth of our nation, celebrated every year on July 4.The 4th of July, better known as Independence Day, marks the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776, when the 13 colonies claimed autonomy from England.The declaration of Independence Day as a federal holiday in 1941 started the tradition of ...

  4. Chocolate Wars: Snack Food Giant Mondelez Makes Move To Grab Hershey

    Chocolate Wars: Snack Food Giant Mondelez Makes Move To Grab Hershey

    Hershey Kisses might soon be part of the snack food lineup by the maker of Oreos and Cadbury eggs, according to multiple reports.Snack food giant Mondelez, headquartered in Hanover, N.J., is in a takeover bid to add Hershey to its family of products, according to the Wall Street Journal.Hershey's $21 billion market value Thursday morning is spiking on the news, according to the Wall ...

  5. Solstice Marks Official Start Of Summer, Rare Full Moon

    Solstice Marks Official Start Of Summer, Rare Full Moon

    Everyone can officially say hello to summer on Monday, as June 20 welcomes the solstice, the longest day of the year and a rare full moon.The sun rises to the north of east on the solstice and sets to the north of west, and is visible in the sky for a longer period of time, according to timeanddate.com.'Solstice' is Latin for 'solstitium' meaning 'sun-stopping.' The 2016 North American ...

  6. How Much Did You Spend On Dad For Father's Day, Westport?

    How Much Did You Spend On Dad For Father's Day, Westport?

    A new survey by The Grommet, conducted by Kelton Global, reveals how much Americans are spending on Father’s Day presents and what they’re looking for in the perfect gift.Research highlights include:More than two in three (67 percent) of Americans buy a Father’s Day gift for somebody in their life.Nearly three in five (59 percent) of Father’s Day gift-givers usually buy a present for ...

  7. Shake It Up For National Martini Day, Westport

    Shake It Up For National Martini Day, Westport

    Shaken or stirred, made with traditional gin or the more trendy vodka, say cheers to National Martini Day on Sunday, celebrated every year on June 19.The first printed recipe for a “Martinez” cocktail appeared in a bartending manual published in San Francisco in 1887, according to Punchbowl.Bartender Julio Richelieu is said to have made the first martini in Martinez, Calif. in 1874, for ...

  8. Westport's North Avenue Bridge Over Merritt Closing For Construction Work

    Westport's North Avenue Bridge Over Merritt Closing For Construction Work

    WESTPORT, Conn. — The North Avenue Bridge over the Merritt Parkway in Westport is fully closing for rehabilitation work starting Monday, June 20.The closure is necessary to facilitate ongoing construction activities, according to the Connecticut Department of Transportation. The bridge is expected to reopen by Thursday, Aug. 25. Drivers heading north on North Avenue will be directed to ...

  9. Connecticut K9 Dog Hangs Up His Leash For Retirement

    Connecticut K9 Dog Hangs Up His Leash For Retirement

    BRIDGEPORT, Conn. -- A K9 dog from Connecticut State Police is hanging up his leash and headed for retirement. After seven and a half years of faithful service with Troop G-Bridgeport, K9 Jorick will retire from the job.For him, that means endless treats, lots of walks and new locations to sniff out. Jorick and his handler, Trooper First Class Horjatschun, worked and played well ...

  10. Broil A Burger On National Hamburger Day, Westport

    Broil A Burger On National Hamburger Day, Westport

    Fire up the grill and celebrate the unofficial start of summertime: It's National Hamburger Day on Saturday.Celebrated annually on May 28, the origins of National Hamburger Day are unknown.The ground beef patties originated in Hamburg, Germany, but Americans put them on a bun and made them into an iconic food classic, gobbling almost 50 billion a year, according to punchbowl.com.The ...

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