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Wednesday, December 13 News

Community Channel: Middle school volunteers needed, A top attorney...

Westport residents Peter Angus and Jeffrey Rosen graduated from Ithaca College in May.

The Community Service Corps is an after-school program available to Westport students in sixth, seventh and eighth grades. Agency placement is made based upon the student’s interests and on a first-come, first-served basis.

Student volunteers work one afternoon each week, Monday through Thursday, from 3 to 5 p.m. At the end of the 10-week program, there is a wrap-up event at Toquet Hall, where student volunteers reflect on and discuss their experiences.

Applications for the fall session of the Community Service Corps are available. A copy of the student’s medical form must be submitted with the application.

Registration forms are available at westportct.gov, as well as in the Department of Human Services office in Town Hall Room 200.

Contact Youth Services Program Director Kevin Godburn at 203-341-1155 or kgodburn@westportct.gov or Westport Department of Human Services at 203-341-1050 with any questions.

Laura Shattuck, an attorney and partner at Westport-based Nusbaum & Parrino P.C., was recently recognized for lifetime achievement among America’s Top 100 Attorneys.

In addition, she was recognized by the American Registry with a 2017 America’s Most Honored Professionals Award Top One Percent. This award is given to the best of the best, including CEOs, doctors, attorneys and individuals from every industry and profession.

Shattuck joined Nusbaum & Parrino in 2006 and became partner in January 2016. She devotes her practice to representing clients in all matters of family law.

The Fairfield resident is actively engaged in litigation and has substantial experience working on large, sophisticated cases. She practices in all areas of family law matters, including divorce, alimony, child support, property division, child custody, post judgment modification and post judgment contempt.

Shattuck, a graduate of ABA-NITA Family Law Trial Advocacy Institute, was named as one of ALM’s 2015 Women Leaders in the Law. She also was named 2015 10 Best Family Law Attorneys for Client Satisfaction in Connecticut by the American Institute of Family Law Attorneys.

The people spoke and Westport Cinema Initiative is delivering.

After a sell-out/standing-room-only/had-to-turn-some-away crowd on July 15, a second screening of “The High School That Rocked” documentary is scheduled for Aug. 26 at 5 p.m. at the Westport Historical Society, 25 Avery Place, across from Town Hall.

The documentary takes a look at Staples High School, which somehow managed to lure a slew of classic-rock legends — including Cream, the Doors and the Yardbirds — to perform at the high school.

The screening will be followed by a talk-back with the film’s producer, Fred Cantor, and local filmmaker Douglas Tirola.

This is a joint effort, benefiting Westport Cinema Initiative and Westport Historical Society. Tickets are available for $10 online only at westportcinema.org. and include free popcorn.

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Seating is limited. For information, visit westportcinema.org or westporthistory.org.

The Westport Domestic Violence Task Force is seeking local salons willing to donate gift certificates for haircuts and color treatments.

The gift certificates would benefit the two local Domestic Violence Crisis Center shelters.

The women and children residing in these shelters have fled violent households, often with just the clothes on their backs. Many women in these shelters have been out of the workforce for a while and want to prepare themselves for job interviews or they are looking to change their appearance to avoid an abuser. The gift certificates would be used anonymously at later dates for that purpose.

The gift certificate drive is being conducted through Sept. 30.

Donating salons will be named and thanked at the task force’s October awareness event and at the Unitarian Church’s October Voices Cafe.

Donors are asked to complete a donation form available at westportct.gov, which will be used to provide them with an official receipt for tax purposes, as the crisis center is a public charity.

Gift certificates and submission forms can be dropped off to task force co-chairwoman, Lt. Jillian Cabana, at Westport police headquarters, 50 Jesup Road, or arrangements can be made for salon pick-up.

For information, contact wdvtf06880@gmail.com or call 203-341-6009.

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