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Friday, June 5, 2020

The Fairfield Women's Exchange is re-opening Saturday June 6th!

Good News! 
The Fairfield Women’s Exchange
is re-opening on Saturday June 6, 2020! 

We can’t wait to see our volunteers and customers!

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Lattice House

Check out their brand new website

The Zambonis - at Fairfield Theater Company - "Naive Melody" (originally performed by Talking Heads)


A special night was put on by Chris and Tina in CT. They picked their "All Stars" to come out and play. Here we have the only ALL HOCKEY BAND IN THE WORLD THE ZAMBONIS joining the great Chris Frantz and Tina Weymouth (TALKING HEADS, TOM TOM CLUB) and joined on backing vocals by two cool married couples and rockers Jason Hammel and Kori Gardner (MATES OF STATE) and Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovani (CARAVAN OF THIEVES). THIS SONG WAS OBVIOUSLY ORIGINALLY DONE BY THE AMAZING TALKING HEADS who are David Byrne, Jerry Harrison and Chris and Tina.

Filmed on 1/29/14

@ StageOne FTC (Fairfield Theater Company)

thezambonis.com

Sherwood's Point Postcard circa 1925


Western end of Harbor Road; Sherwood's Point

Southport, Connecticut

Description: B/w postcard, Hess Commercial Photographer, 575 Hamburg Ave, Brooklyn NY. The photo was taken from approximately where the town boatyard (Ye Yacht Yard) now is. In the background are, right to left--1074, 1088 and 1100 Harbor Road. (Not visible is the next house west, 1110 Harbor Road.) The house of many roofs visible extreme left was the E. S. Hand estate, "Breakwater, " which was approximately on the site of 350 Willow St. See _Packet_ of April 1987, Vol I, #2, for article on the western end of Harbor Rd. See photo #495.

Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: circa 1925
Format: Photograph

NOTE: Boat cradle sticking out of the water on the marine railway.

Tercentenary Parade 1939


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Tercentenary Parade
Southport, Connecticut

In booklet, Fairfield Tercentenary 1639-1939, date of parade is given (p. 13). The parade began at the PYC, went up Main Street, out to the Post Road and down to the Fairfield Town Green. This is a view of marchers on Main Street seen in background is 227 Main Street, which had been a bank until 1923. In 1939 it was the residence of the James D'Atello family. To the left of it is 219 Main, then Salvo's tailor shop. In 1946 it was made into a private home.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: Sept 30, 1939
Format: Photograph

Thursday, June 4, 2020

Wednesday, June 3, 2020

Return to the Norwalk Steamer - Squalus Marine Divers


Howard Burr on the drill press at YYY

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Howard Burr on the drill press at the shop at Ye Yacht Yard.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photo property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Tuesday, June 2, 2020

Dredging at Ye Yacht Yard

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Dredging at Ye Yacht Yard.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photo property of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Monday, June 1, 2020

MARTEL Specials Monday June 1st

View full menu at www.martelrestaurant.com 
Serving 11:30am-10:00pm daily.
Curbside Service and Delivery available!
To order call 203-292-6916

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Lower Wharf Southport circa 1960's

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Anchorage between Lower Wharf (left) and Ye Yacht Yard (right).
Circa 1960's.
From Arthur Jennings Collection

FLASHBACK: Southport Park Grand Opening June 1, 2013










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Southport Park Grand Opening June 1, 2013.

Harbor Road at today's Perry Green, 1870's

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L. F. Sherwood/J. A. Wakeman Store, Harbor Road

Southport, Connecticut

Levi Franklin Sherwood ran a grocery store on Harbor Road in a building just west of the original drugstore building; the site is now that of Perry Green. In the 1870's Sherwood was in business with Joseph A. Wakeman, whose sign "J.A. Wakeman" is visible. According to information from Royal Everts of Southport, grandson of L. F. Sherwood, the tall man in the doorway, center, is L. F. Sherwood. The other men have not been identified.

Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1870's?
Format: Photograph

Work-in-Progress Solutions for Writers | Zoom with Gabi Coatsworth June 1st | Pequot Library

Work-in-Progress Solutions for Writers 

Zoom with Gabi Coatsworth June 1st | Pequot Library

June 1 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Stuck on a writing project? Got the work-in-progress blues?
Award-winning writer Gabi Coatsworth will lead a virtual workshop for authors in need of writing solutions. Join Ms. Coatsworth, host of the Writers’ Rendezvous, and your writing peers to discuss character arcs, outlining, editing, and the struggles of creativity in these challenging times. This inspiring digital workshop will get you back on track!

To participate, please register below. You will receive an email with Zoom meeting information on the morning of the event.
This digital program is FREE thanks to the generosity of donors like YOU. 
Make a donation today at www.pequotlibrary.org and you will be providing the vital funds to support Pequot Library’s free programs and resources: storytimes, author talks, exhibitions, books for patrons, scholarly research, volunteer opportunities, student experiences, Pequot Library’s invaluable Special Collections of rare books, and so much more!

Main Street Southport circa 1915

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Main Street Southport, Connecticut postcard circa 1915.

Saturday, May 30, 2020

Gruel Britannia Saturday Dinner Specials


Our Saturday Dinner Specials! 
Open until 7pm tonight. 
Give us a call at 203-292-6466 or email: gruelbritanniaorders@gmail.com

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Friday, May 29, 2020

MARTEL Friday Specials

MARTEL
Full menu at 
www.martelrestaurant.com 
Serving 11:30am-10:00pm daily.
Curbside Service and Delivery available!
To order call 203-292-6916

Lattice House - Southport Village


Vintage Cocktail Shakers come in a variety of shapes and sizes.
Why own just one? 

Come and shop our large selection.  
#cocktails #cocktailshaker #vintageshaker #barcartstyling 
#bartray #latticehousetogo 


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Lattice House


Come and Explore

411 Pequot Avenue | Southport Village

Call it in to go: 203-
292-3683

Gruel Britannia Dinner Specials

Chicken Caprese family meal topped with tomatoes on the vine.
Available for curbside pickup and delivery!

Take a look at our dinner specials:
 http://www.gruelbritannia.com/dinner-menu

Call us at: 203-292-6466 

or email: gruelbritanniaorders@gmail.com

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S&S Dugout CURBSIDE

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3449 Post Road | Southport, CT

Omelettes of all kinds, Bacon or ham egg and cheeses, 
Burgers, Dogs, Fries
Legendary Hot Roast Beef Sandwich, Fried Mashed Potatoes (home fries)
Grilled cheeses, shakes
using only the freshest high quality ingredients

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CURBSIDE

203-255-2579

Horseshoe Cafe Curbside Take Out

 

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Horseshoe Cafe in Southport Village
CURBSIDE TAKE OUT NOW AVAILABLE!


The Horseshoe Cafe is offering:
Takeout Burgers, Wings, Family Size Meals
and Beer & Wine TO GO!
4 pm - 8 pm

HORSESHOE CAFE
355 PEQUOT AVENUE
SOUTHPORT VILLAGE

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REMAIN IN LOVE release date July 21st

Available July 21!
Chris Frantz' Remain in Love: release date July 21, 2020
Pre-order your copy now:
Amazon: https://amzn.to/2Sxm1ZK
BandN: https://bit.ly/3bJhnz6
IndieBound: https://bit.ly/2HpMIJp
UK: https://amzn.to/2u8eIyc (May 28)
Audio CD is also available.
Photo by Alison Jarvis

Thursday, May 28, 2020

Circa 1940's Spinning Wheel Restaurant at Tide Mill

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Spinning Wheel Restaurant circa 1940's at Tide Mill
Southport, Connecticut.
Postally unused postcard.

"As I recall, the parrot was in a large cage just inside the entrance to the restaurant.
It was very much of a trademark for the business.
As I recall, the parrot could say a few words."
-Arthur Jennings

Late 1960's early 1970's Ye Yacht Yard West Docks

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Ye Yacht Yard West Docks
"Photo circa late 1960's, or early 1970's. Looks like a Blue J on a trailer far left."
From Arthur Jennings Collection

Old aerial photo over Lower Wharf and Ye Yacht Yard


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Old aerial photograph over Ye Yacht Yard.
Photographer and date unknown, but post 1949.
Photograph property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis

Wednesday, May 27, 2020

MARTEL Specials May 27th

Full menu at www.martelrestaurant.com 
Serving 11:30am-10:00pm daily 
Curbside Service and Delivery available!
To order call 203-292-6916
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Harbor Road Real Estate Advertisement in 1929

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This is a rare full page real estate advertisement for a waterfront property for sale on Harbor Road in Southport at Rose Hill Road in 1929,
from Motor Boating magazine, page 8, July 1929 edition.
Note automobile in driveway, top left of photo.

The Pequot Inn

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A rare old postcard of the Pequot Inn
 176 Main Street Southport, Connecticut.

Breakfast Lunch and Dinner at The S&S Dugout in Southport TAKEOUT


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Fairfield County's Favorite Grill Since 1950

3449 Post Road | Southport, CT

Omelettes of all kinds, Bacon or ham egg and cheeses, 
Burgers, Dogs, Fries
Legendary Hot Roast Beef Sandwich, Fried Mashed Potatoes (home fries)
Grilled cheeses, shakes
using only the freshest high quality ingredients

Try their WORLD FAMOUS & UNFORGETTABLE 

HOT or SWEET SAUSAGE PATTY on a hard roll

EXPERIENCE THE LEGENDARY S&S DUGOUT

AUTHENTIC SOUTHPORT EXPERIENCE
For all ages

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CURBSIDE

203-255-2579

SQUALUS MARINE DIVERS - The Dumping Grounds Bridgeport/Fairfield


A short dive on The Dumping Grounds a few miles into The Long Island Sound.

At Ye Yacht Yard

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At Ye Yacht Yard
Looking towards Sasco Hill.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photograph property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Another rare postcard of Southport Harbor circa 1908

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Southport Harbor postcard (late fall at low tide?) circa 1908, view near the old Meeker Docks area.

The legendary Driftwood Sandwich Shop in the heart of Southport Village


Driftwood Sandwich Shop
325 Pequot Avenue | Southport, CT

Eggs, omelettes, crisp bacon, egg sandwiches, roast beef, turkey sandwiches, 
chicken, tuna, egg salads, grilled cheeses, hot dogs, hamburgers, fries and more.

Call in your takeout order

and enjoy a classic Southport Village meal today from the legendary Driftwood.



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Photo by: The Russell Agency

The Blessing of the Fleet and Southport Street Parade rescheduled to Sept.12th

The Southport Blessing of the Fleet and Street Parade 2020
has been rescheduled to September 12, 2020.
Hope to see you there! -Tim Russell

Tuesday, May 26, 2020

H. B. Sherwood's Ice Wagon early 1900's

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H. B. Sherwood's Ice Wagon
Southport, Connecticut
Description: Photographer: Eugene Hall? Note found with glass plate negative: "H. B. Sherwood's ice wagon." Picture is identified in same manner in Banks _This Is Fairfield_ (pictures following page 192). Herb Sherwood ran a coal, grain, wood, ice business, and his office was on Harbor Road in the building now the Jr PYC. He was married to Clara L Banks, daughter of Simon Banks, who built the Jr. PYC building.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: Early 1900's?
Format: Photograph
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Early 1920's Southport Harbor

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Early 1920's Southport Harbor
Thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing these rare views of Southport Harbor from the 1920's.

Skiff at Ye Yacht Yard

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Skiff at Ye Yacht Yard
This photo of a skiff at Ye Yacht Yard looks similar to Howard Burr's BUTTERCUP in older photos.
Photographer and date uncertain.
Photographer may have been Howard Burr, and it is possible the skiff is BUTTERCUP transformed.
From Howard Burr's personal photo collection.
Photograph property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Sasaco Lake Ice

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Sasaco Lake Ice
Circa 1890's.
Photographer unknown.
From the Town of Fairfield, CT 200th Anniversary Annual Report.

Southport Bank Ten Dollar Note 1855

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A Southport Bank Ten Dollar note issued in 1855 by Southport Bank on Main Street Southport. 
The first bank building in Southport was erected in 1833.

The old anchor at the gas pump at YYY

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"I recognize the old anchor which was stationed next to the old gas pump." -Arthur Jennings
Special thanks to Arthur Jennings for another great photo from the past.