— Westport native Ben Thaw, of the Wesleyan University football team, was named the NESCAC Defensive Player of the Week on Nov. 10 for his performance in the Cardinals’ 28-20 win at Trinity on Nov. 9.
— This December, the Westport Museum is bringing back Holly Days for the second year. The Bradley-Wheeler House will be decked out in Victorian finery to celebrate the winter festivities from Christmas and Hanukkah, to the Solstice and Kwanzaa. The museum will once again host the First Light Festival on New Year’s Eve, in addition to other events throughout the month of December. The full list and tickets are available for purchase at westporthistory.org/holly-days/ or 203-222-1424.