Westport Matters People and their lives (page 2)
Life histories and achievements
Developers on Westport Development
Two Major Westport developers talk about the intricacies involved in; Planning, permitting, construction of roads and drainage, Dwellings details and marketing. As well as limiting factors that prevent use of better conservation measures.
Arthur O’ Dwyer, Life History
Arthur describes a fairly typical life of his times. Living in the Depression, Veteran,Marriage, Family, Work, Retirement. In an era that encompasses 70 years of the last century and the beginning of this new Millennium.
Salvation Army. Fall-River MA
Director of the Local Chapter and assistant discuss the programs to help those in need. “Sally Ann” has a long history of helping people whose lives were destroyed or heavily impacted by uncontrollable events.
Long existing Westport Women’s Club
Discussion with members about the goals benefits and Club contributions to the community.
Demonstration of the Ancient Art of Spinning
These ancient skills are nearly vanished in our society. The patience, research and study required to maintain this art is analogous to the pursuit of College professions.
Sarah Moran and Multiple Sclerosis
Sarah and mother detail the challenges of this disease. Charter studio quality makes viewing on small screen easier.
Partners Village Store
Stacey Hawes Goes talks to local Authors about their books at Partners. A place filled with a variety of local and unique flavors.
TONY GRACIA LONG TERM TOWN OFFICIAL. LIKELY WESTPORT’S MOST PRODUCTIVE SELECTMAM
Tony’s long career as a Town Official in many capacities was marked by many achievements in which he was Prime Mover. His volunteer work was accompanied by a long technical work career as a civilian employee of the US Navy.
This historically significant video is best viewed on small screen.
NOQUOCHOKE LODGE MASON BBQ AND CLAMBAKE
Westport Masonic Lodge fund raisers; Chicken BBQ, and good old fashioned Clambake. Members talk about masonic membership and show the intricate details of cooking these delicacies.
Small screen is better viewing. Video transfer from tape to discs and/or files using the economically feasible equipment available at the time deteriorated the videos. This series is the only available wide ranging historic snapshots of Westport life at the turn of the millennium.
WHITE, LEDOUX FOREST IMPROVEMENT AND WOODCUTTING
Small scale woodcutting and Forest improvement practice, combining; sustainable forest, wildlife habitat and use of Wood byproducts for lumber and heat.Wood is carbon neutral and does not add to the carbon footprint.
OUR SISTER’S PLACE
Refuge for Battered Women and their Children
ANTIQUE STRUCTURES. WITH ANN ‘PETE’ BAKER
Pete narrates the details, materials and techniques involved in construction of Antique structures; Houses and other buildings.
FALL-RIVER’S FRENCH LANGUAGE NEWSPAPER
As the last generation owner of the family newspaper “L’independent”, Jean Louie Clapin. discusses the difficulties in publishing a paper in the face of a continuously dwindling ethnic readership. We explore the new Clapin business and the progression of his enterprising family.
This program originated in the Charter public access studio with often poor video quality. An organization that I had no jurisdiction over.
Small screen improves viewing while preserving historical value.
Claude A. ledoux
NORMAND MICHAUD SO. WATTUPPA’S ENVIRONMETAL MONITOR
Norman talks about his life, 3-1-1920 to 11-22-2015, and his long dedication to the welfare of Westport/Fall-River’s South Wattuppa Pond.
TEACHERS AUDREY TRIPP, JEANNE PARSON
Two lifelong revered, dedicated Westport teachers recollect their lives and tenures.
Audrey Tripp Jan. 19, 1914, Dec. 10, 2010
Jeanne Parsons Aug. 26 1917, Oct. 22, 2011
Due to degradation of original tape records small screen viewing will show better quality. Historical value warrants making this video available.
MANNY MARTIN WESTPORT’S LAST PEARL HARBOR VETERAN
Lifelong Westport resident Manny Martin, (1921-2012) recalls Attack on Pearl harbor and recounts his life story.
Manny was a farmer, Builder, Contractor, and was active in Veterans affairs.