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Pine Creek Beach on Friday evening.
FREE: sailboat and kayak at end of South Pine Creek Road at bath house.
Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Hurricane Carol, August 1954 at Ye Yacht Yard, Southport, CT.
Photo property and courtesy of Ye Yacht Yard Preservation Fund/Howard Burr Collection.
With special thanks to Joe Rainis.
Posted by The Southport Globe at 1:02 AM Credits: Photo property and courtesy of: Ye Yacht Yard Preservation Fund
Friday, August 29, 2014
Wendy James Interview with Chris Frantz the Talking Head
on WPKN on August 29, 2014
Today's entire episode of Chris Frantz the Talking Head
can be found in archives at:
Thursday, August 28, 2014
Winners were Michael Solazzo, first; Chris Jennings, second and Nan Jackson, third. It turned out to be a beautiful morning and twelve boats participated. Chris Jennings fought the good fight in defending his trophy, but went down to Michael Solazzo’s skills at the start and getting to the windward mark ahead of everyone else.
The wind was gusty and shifty and, coming in from the Southeast, created lots of wind shadows from boats moored in the harbor. Challenging conditions but a lot of fun for all of us. Betsy Hulme set the marks and rescued errant sailors with style and grace. Diana Schluter and Laura Wilbur ran the Race Committee with a firm hand and ready aplomb. Liz Solazzo supervised the starting gun and brought several trays of fantastic edibles which disappeared quickly. John Levinson awarded the prizes and he and Ellen gave us a wonderful venue for our event, a gorgeous lawn and flags flying! Jan Perry graced us with her appearance, accompanied by her daughter Laurie.
Posted by The Southport Globe at 12:01 AM Credits: PHOTOS: Eric Sundman/content submitted by E. Packer Wilbur
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
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A lone oyster boat on the waters off McKenzie's Point at Sasco Hill on Monday afternoon.
Tuesday, August 26, 2014
Monday, September 08, 2014, 09:30am - 10:30am
Bring Harmony & Balance to Your Life
tai chi outside
At Pequot Library
About the Classes
What to Wear & Bring
Monday, September 8: 9:30am - 10:30am
Tuesday, September 9: 12pm - 1pm
Wednesday, September 10: 6pm - 7pm
Thursday, September 11: 12pm - 1pm
Friday, September 12: 9:30am - 10:30am
Saturday, September 13: 7:30am - 8:30am
Comfortable, loose-fitting clothing
Running shoes (or bare feet if you prefer)
(No yoga mat required)
Each class is comprised of classic Tai Chi & Qigong warm-ups, gentle and dynamic flowing movements, and guided meditations. Increase flexibility, strength, and the immune system; quiet the mind and reduce stress. Learn the benefit of standing meditation for improving sleep and a before-bedtime routine of simple forms and self-massage. Connect with nature on Pequot Library's expansive Great Lawn.
No prior experience is required and all ages are welcome. Tea served after practice. Free and open to the public.
What are Tai Chi & Qigong?
Tai Chi & Qigong offer a simple, yet powerful way to relax and take care of yourself physically, spiritually, and emotionally.
Tai chi is a Chinese tradition of gentle, flowing exercise and stretching accompanied by deep breathing, keeping the body in constant motion.
Qigong is the Chinese mind/body art of cultivating, circulating and building energy through physical movement, posture control, and meditation.
About the Instructor, Julie Moffat
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This series of 6 classes at Pequot Library will take place outdoors on the expansive front lawn where we can connect more directly with nature. Each class is comprised of classic Tai Chi & Qigong warm-ups, gentle and dynamic flowing movements, and guided meditations. Classes will work to increase flexibility, strength, and immune system, as well as quiet the mind and reduce stress. You will also learn the benefit of standing meditation to improve your sleep and an easy before bedtime routine comprised of simple forms and self-massage.
All my classes encourage the philosophy of not pushing the body but instead treating the body and mind with gentleness and compassion.
No prior experience is required and all ages are welcome. Tea will be served after practice.
Location : The Great Lawn (Auditorium if inclement weather)
Contact : Front Desk, (203) 259-0346 ext.15
MORE INFO: http://www.pequotlibrary.org/index.php/calendar-events/icalrepeat.detail/2014/09/08/9641/-/tai-chi-qigong-classes-at-pequot-library
Monday, August 25, 2014
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Bottom photo: June 9, 1940 at the Swedish Athletic Club at Pine Creek, 1351 South Pine Creek Road in Fairfield.
The S.A.C. was founded in 1915, and in June of 1920 the villa and land was purchased on South Pine Creek Road. The club was the first in the United States to form a women's soccer team in 1919 by one of the founding members and World Olympian competitor in long-distance running Knute Santeson. The S.A.C. evolved into becoming formally known as the Scandinavian Club in 1973 where several of the founding families' relatives continue to maintain membership.
Swedish Athletic Club History:
Sunday, August 24, 2014
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View from Pine Creek Beach on Saturday evening.
Above: Empire State Building and part of mid-town, and to the right appears to be possible new construction as a crane is faintly visible at the top of the structure, possibly in New Rochelle area.
Bottom: Freedom Tower at One World Trade Center is to the left of the Norwalk Islands.
Freedom Tower Fact: On Friday November 23, 2012 at 6:30am, the tugboat ATLANTIC SALVOR passed the beaches of Fairfield, CT, pulling a barge carrying 8 sections of spire of the Freedom Tower, a load which originated in Canada.