Remarkable Theater announces summer movies

Christian J. Trefz, the namesake of the Westport Library Trefz Forum, launches his memoir, “The Right Side of the Hamburger,” on Saturday.

The book tells who Trefz is and how he and his brother Ernie achieved such success.

The brothers grew up in the New Haven area and bought their first McDonald’s franchise in 1964. It was the start of an empire that grew to over 50 McDonald’s in Connecticut and New York.

Trefz spent over a year collaborating with a Westport-based company that specializes in documenting and writing people’s stories for the book.

Remarkable Theater Drive-In Announces Summer Lineup

The Remarkable Theater Drive-In, at 50 Imperial Ave. in Westport, announced its summer line-up.

Movies usually start at sunset but the lot opens to cars one hour before each movie. Visit to purchase tickets and find exact times.

Moviegoers are encouraged to bring food from local restaurants and tailgate with the pre-shows for each of the films.

The next movie will be “Caddyshack” on July 11.

It continues with “There’s Something About Mary” on July 13, “Dirty Dancing” on July 18, “Scream” on July 20, “Grease” on July 27, “The Sandlot” on August 1, “Mamma Mia” on August 1. 3, “Paddington 2” on August 8, “Goodbye Columbus” on August 10, “Girls Trip” on August 17, and “Stand By Me” on August 24.

Great Duck Race returns on Saturday

The Westport Sunrise Rotary Club will once again host its Great Duck Race event on Saturday, starting in the car park next to the library and continuing onto Jesup Green.

Free entry.

The event will include food trucks and family activities in the Taylor lot from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

The Great Duck Race will take place at 1 p.m. when approximately 3,000 little rubber ducks begin their slide down a 160-foot sliding lock gate on the Jesup Green. Each duck will have a number that corresponds to a $20 raffle ticket. First place wins $5,000. Second place wins $1,000. There will also be eight $500 prizes.

Westport Police also issued a traffic advisory for the event.

Taylor Lot will be closed for the event from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Motorists should expect increased foot traffic and traffic delays associated with the downtown event. Participants are reminded to use marked crosswalks in the area.

People can visit to purchase tickets and learn more about the Westport Sunrise Rotary Club. Email [email protected] with questions about the event.

The day is supported by many local businesses.

Rotary is a service club whose motto is Service Above Self. In addition to supporting its more than 40 local and international nonprofits, Sunrise also offers convenient service.

Susan Fund College Scholarship Reaches Important Milestone

The Susan Fund recently held its 41st annual awards ceremony while reaching a major milestone, distributing more than $2 million in scholarships to students with cancer since its inception in 1982.

The fund is named after Susan Lloyd, a Staples High School graduate who lost her battle with cancer before beginning her studies at Colgate University in Hamilton, NY.

The fund’s founder and chair emeritus, Ann Lloyd, served as emcee.

A record number of college scholarships have been awarded for the third straight year to Fairfield County students who have been diagnosed with cancer.

Visit to donate.

Contact Susan Fund President Jeff Booth at [email protected], or call 203-846-4645 with any questions.

Westport Book Shop welcomes July artist

Full-time professional artist Eric Chiang is the guest exhibitor in July at Westport Book Shop’s Drew Friedman Art Place, 23 Jesup Road.

Chiang exhibits his oil painting titled “Moon Light Sonata” from his Musical Planet series.

Chiang’s works have been exhibited around the world, including National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, Art Revolution Taipei Taiwan, Museum of Modern Art Fort Worth, Texas, Queens Museum, MoCA Westport , at the Silvermine Guild Gallery, New Canaan Arts Center. .

He has already received an honor from the New York State Assembly for his works on humanity.

Chiang’s works are on display at the bookstore until July 31. Other of his works are also on display at Westport Library until July 14.

Visit to learn more about him.

The Westport Book Shop is a nonprofit used bookstore that features a different artist each month in the Drew Friedman Art Place section of the store.

It is open from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. from Tuesday to Saturday and from noon to 5 p.m. on Sunday.

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