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Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Preservation and Renovation Updates at Pequot Library on Dec.18th

Preservation & Renovation Updates

at Pequot Library
Monday, December 18, 2017  6:30 pm
Learn about the new Dillon Reading Room from Executive Director, Stephanie J. Coakley.
More information:

Christmas in Southport!


Come Celebrate New Years Eve at DELAMAR Southport


The countdown is on…ring in the New Year at DELAMAR Southport with everything you need for an unforgettable celebration!
  • Overnight Accommodations for two
  • Bottle of champagne and box of chocolate truffles in your guestroom
  • Credit of $300 towards New Year’s Eve 5-course dinner*, music and dancing to a live band, champagne toast at midnight
  • Breakfast buffet served in Artisan Restaurant 
* Artisan Restaurant’s New Year’s Eve Dinner: first seating is at 5:30pm-7:00pm and second seating 8:30pm-10:00pm.
Excluded of alcohol and gratuity, 20% gratuity and 6.35% tax

The Bob Button Big Band Holiday Swing Party at Fred Astaire Dance Studio of Southport on Dec.16th

Howard Burr Awaits Winter at YYY

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Howard Burr Awaits Winter.
From The Bridgeport Post 10/3/84.
Property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection.
Special thanks to Joe Rainis.

Howard Burr's BUTTERCUP during WWII

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Howard Burr's boat BUTTERCUP

"Howard Burr's boat BUTTERCUP.
Sailing club during WWII, gas rationing."
Photographer and date unknown.
Photo property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis
"During World War 2 in the forties there was a curfew on any boats leaving Southport Harbor after sundown. Many will remember that all boats had their registration numbers painted in 10" type on either side of their bows.

Howard Burr took all of this in stride including the paranoia that there were certainly German U-boats lurking in the waters after dark.
He assembled a ragtag group of buddies who were boatyard wantabes that hung out at YYY after work in the evenings. They assembled a Fleet of equally diverse sailboats some on moorings and others drysailed on trailers to race after work in the evenings, probably on Thursdays nights. BUTTERCUP was Howard's boat and it was extremely fast. I don't know the origin of it but it may have been built by Ed Spear, a buddy of his who owned a boat buliding yard in Black Rock (he built Barbara's sailboat).
They raced off of the Riegel's boathouse (AKA Kensie's Point) with a course that finished at the breakwater. Many nights when the wind died the boats never made it to the harbor until well after dark. I recall many heated discussions after hours over the handicapping system they used. Howard's BUTTERCUP was always in the standings as he was an excellent sailor."
-Ted Jennings

 In memory of Ted Jennings, and his memories of Howard Burr and YYY.

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.

C. Buckingham & Co., Inc. in 1936

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Thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this piece of Southport history.
From Arthur Jennings Collection.

Southport Harbor circa 1908

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Southport Harbor circa 1908
Rare postcard, and not used: 1908-1915 time period. Published by W. I. Allen, Bridgeport, CT.

Monday, December 11, 2017

Glenn Roth Holiday Performance at Horseshoe Cafe Dec.11th

Glenn Roth stops by the Shoe tomorrow for a Holiday Appearance at 8:30PM.
Don't miss Glenn's holiday show!
Acoustic Open-Mic follows!

Horseshoe Cafe - Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Santa arrives in Southport Village!

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Santa arrived in Southport Village on Thursday December 7, 2017

Southport Onion Hoe

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1880's Lion Ointment trade card Southport CT

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1950's Southport Harbor

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1950's Southport Harbor
Photographer unknown. Postcard purchased from Switzer's postcard rack in the 1950's, according to Arthur Jennings. Thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this mint photo postcard from his collection.

Saturday, December 9, 2017

Molly Pike Tavern Main Street Southport 1888

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Molly Pike Tavern
Main Street, Southport, Connecticut
Photographer: Roderick P Curtis? Eugene Hall? The Pike Tavern is on the extreme left. Molly Pike opened her home as a tavern after the death of her husband in 1806. The tavern was the scene of balls, banquets and other social affairs in Mill River in the early 19th century. The building was purchased by Edward T. Hall Sr. from the Pike family in the 1860's. The first floor was used for shops; the second floor contained rooms for rent and offices. This building and the one next to it were burned to the ground in 1894. The building to the right of the Pike Tavern (now the site of 244 Main) was a store building also owned by Pikes. Above it (north) is visible the Southport Savings Bank. Beyond the bank is the Rosilla Bulkley house, built 1852. This building was more or less in the front yard of the school grounds. Miss Bulkley ran a millinery shop in the building. When she died in 1884, the house was sold and later became a market.
Creator: V Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1888
Format: Photograph

Annual Holiday Run for Toys 5k Run/Walk at Scandinavian Club Dec.17th

William B Meyer Holiday Run for Toys 5K run/walk Fairfield CT
December 17, 2017 9am 

Collecting toys for the Fairfield Police Kids Toy Drive 

Scandinavian Club 1351 South Pine Creek Road Fairfield CT

 Made possible by the continued generosity of William B. Meyer 

New this year- donations will be encouraged & given to the Fairfield Firefighters Operation Warm to help clothe children in need of winter coats. Also to benefit the Fairfield Police Explorers.


Southport Harbor circa 1887

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Southport Harbor
Southport, Connecticut
Photographer: Roderick P Curtis? Written on reverse of photo: "c 1898." Schooners visible are believed local vessels, probably the "Mary Elizabeth" and the "George Edwin." Originally this was believed a later photograph because this writer mistakenly thought this Banks building was erected in 1889. Simon Banks erected 2 brick buildings; the "1889" Banks building was on Main Street. Further research showed the Harbor Road Banks building date to be c.1876. This may well be an 1887 photo.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: Late 1880's, 1890's?
Format: Photograph

1850's $3 Counterfeit Note-Southport Bank

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1850's $3 Counterfeit Circulated Note from The Southport CT Bank. 
 The note has recently been graded by Paper Money Guaranty, one of the leading third party independent currency grading companies. The assigned grade by PMG is Very Good 10 NET.
This is a beautiful bright red 1850's counterfeit $3 Note. It has a NET grade due to discoloration. It is 1 of only a couple of collectible Notes on this bank.

Southport on Saturday

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Southport on Saturday.

Friday, December 8, 2017

Tom Tom Club - Christmas In The Club

Tom Tom Club - Christmas in the Club 
From the "Mistletunes" single, 
released on multi-color 7" vinyl and 4-track cd single

Horseshoe Cafe

Horseshoe Cafe
355 Pequot Avenue
Southport Village

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Southport Village Christmas Walk Dec.7th

Santa arrives on Dec. 7th at 5:00pm aboard Southport Fire #1 🚒 at the Five Corners. Caroling before to warm up the crowd. Don’t miss this annual event - the kids love it! Support Southport Village

Sunday, December 3, 2017

Holiday opening of Picture Southport! at Southport Galleries Sunday Dec.3rd

Picture Southport Special holiday exhibition featuring photography by
Southport's own, Andrew Smith with Donald Sigovich and original paintings
by fine artist Rob Brooks.
Special Sunday opening December 3, 12 to 4pm!

Southport Galleries
330 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Find our "small art wall" and get a great deal on giving the gift of art!
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Lattice House Trunk Show December 2nd & 3rd in Southport Village

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Lattice House Trunk Show!
Res Ipsa - Latin for the thing speaks for itself.
Makers of Premium Travel Leisure Goods.
Come see their full lines of bags, backpacks, shoes, sneakers, wallets and more!

Saturday, December 2nd - open from 10 am to 5 pm
Sunday, December 3rd - open from 11:30 am to 5 pm

Join us on Sunday in December for Bloody Mary's from 12 noon to 4 pm

Lattice House
411 Pequot Avenue
Southport, CT. 06890

Dean’s Stove & Spa

See why it's worth driving about 40 minutes from the Fairfield area for gas fireplace inserts, 
wood stoves, and outdoor patio firepits.
And yes they service Fairfield County..and they have EXCELLENT customer service.

FOX 61 and Rachel Lutzker recently visited the showroom at Dean's Stove & Spa in the Plantsville section of Southington, CT, also known as "The House of Fire Dean Built," to talk with owner Dean Michanczyk about their products and services. 
The piece ran originally on 11/9/2017 as part of Northeast Living You can also watch the piece on Fox 61's page here: 
Dean's Stove & Spa 120 West Main Street Plantsville, CT 06479 (860) 621-5311

Seasons Readings at Pequot Library Sunday Dec.3rd


Seasons Readings

at Pequot Library
Sunday, December 3, 2017  4:00-5:30 pm
For ages 18+, kick off the holidays with this series of short irreverent and irresistible plays.
Kick off the holidays with the hit theatre series Play with Your Food, for Seasons Readings, a production they call "a delightful afternoon performance of irreverent and irresistible short plays and stories that shine a holiday light on human nature at its best . . . and at its worst . . . but guaranteed to put everyone in a fabulously festive frame of mind!" For ages 18+. Enjoy festive eggnog and cookies. $30 for advanced tickets, $40 at the door.
More info:

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.

Tom Tom Club - Il Est Ne (Mistletunes Christmas Song)

Friday, December 1, 2017

Scandinavian Club Holiday Fair Dec.2nd

Join us December 2 from 10am to 3pm for shopping, food, and fun
at our annual Holiday Fair. A much anticipated tradition featuring
artisan vendors, Nordic gifts & foods, handmade crafts, raffle,
baked goods, face-painting, a visit from Santa, and more!
Enjoy a Holiday Smorgasbord, 12pm & 1pm. Limited seating.
RSVP 203-259-3817 or
$20 ($15 for Seniors, $10 for children under 10)
Vendors interested please call 203-259-3817.

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Evensong and Organ Recital - 11/5/17 - Trinity Southport - Music Director Robert Kwan

Trinity Southport
Evensong and Organ Recital
November 5, 2017
Evensong and Organ Recital at Trinity Episcopal Church, Southport, CT. Music Director Robert Kwan. St. Paul’s choirmaster John Abdenour. Organ Recital by Robert Kwan. 
Choirs of St. Pauls and Trinity Episcopal Churches. 
Starts with choir. Organ recital starts at minute 59:30.

Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Residence of A.B. Sturges in 1909

Residence of A. B. Sturges
Harbor Road
Southport, Connecticut
in 1909.

Monday, November 27, 2017

TONIGHT! Truman Peterson at Horseshoe Cafe Nov.27th

TONIGHT at in Southport Village 11/27 Truman Peterson takes the 8:30PM Feature Spot followed by Acoustic Open Mic. Join us- see you all there!!

Horseshoe Cafe - 355 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Early 1930's Ye Yacht Yard aerial photo

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Early 1930's Ye Yacht Yard aerial photo
Photographer and date unknown. Aerial photo over Ye Yacht Yard, 1930's?
Photo property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection.
With special thanks to Joe Rainis.

Thursday, November 23, 2017

Santa Visits Fairfield Saturday Nov.25th

Santa is arriving and visiting Fairfield on November 25th!   Santa Claus, played by Joe Skarupa, a perennial Santa-About-Town, will arrive by hook-and-ladder down Reef Road at 10 AM.  He will sit in the beautifully decorated gazebo on Sherman Green until approximately 2:00PM to listen to the wide-eyed wishes of children.  Santa’s elves will give each child an adorable, small holiday gift item sponsored by Senior Helpers.

This free event, in its 17th year, is made available to the community through the generous support of the Chamber’s membership, expressly: Bankwell as the Event Sponsor, plus: Massage Envy and F45 Training.

            As in the past, the ever-popular children’s petting zoo will return, from 10 AM to 1 PM weather permitting, sponsored by ACBI Insurance … as well as the much anticipated horse and wagon rides(10am-2pm), sponsored by Bigelow Tea, Fairfield University, Westy Self Storage, Delamar Southport,LCP General Contractors, LLC, White Rose Home Healthcare Agency, LLC, Splash Car Wash, and Rockin’ Jump Trumbull.  A food truck will sell breakfast sandwiches/coffee and hamburgers and hot dogs to the public, plus a variety drinks.   DJ Scott Nickel will provide classic and traditional holiday music, creating an even more festive feeling, as children walk up into the Gazebo to see Santa.

              Also back by popular demand this year, Chamber member FTC, will be a hosting and showing a Special Family Film: Frozen - The Sing-Along Edition.  Doors open at 1:00pm and the show starts at 1:30pm, held at the Fairfield Theatre Company in The Warehouse (70 Sanford Street, Fairfield, CT). Admission is $5 per ticket, while they last.

            The Chamber has also invited non-profit organizations to distribute information about their charitable community outreach efforts and/or sell holiday items to benefit and support their programs. In addition, holiday face painting and free hot chocolate will be offered as well. 

November 25th is also “Small Business Saturday”, a national campaign started by American Express to promote, and remind our residents and people, to “shop local” and support local businesses.  The Chamber will give out “I Love Fairfield” button pins, along with a “Shop Local” items from the Town of Fairfield, including canvas bags. 

            In the case of very heavy snow or rain, the event will be cancelled.  For current information, please check the Chamber’s website: … or call the office: 203-255-1011.