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Saturday, February 22, 2020

Horseshoe Cafe presents KISMET DUO on February 24th

At The Horseshoe this Monday 2/24/20
Kismet Duo makes their first appearance at 8:30PM.
The Monday open jam follows!
Stop by and get on the list!
New performers always welcome!


Wednesday, February 19, 2020

NEAR & FAR AID 25th Anniversary Gala March 6, 2020


Jennifer Butler Spring 2020 Fashion Show Benefit March 18th

Jennifer Butler Spring 2020 Fashion Show Benefit 

March 18, 2020

The Patterson Club, Fairfield CT

Recycled LINES Premium Young Men's Consignment DROP-OFF Dates in March

Spring cleaning is right around the corner!
 If you have boys or men's clothing that doesn't fit anymore, bring it to Recycled Lines
We are accepting all spring and summer items in March:
-Friday, March 6th: 4 pm - 7 pm

-Saturday, March 7th: 9 am - 12 pm

or by appointment March 6th-20th

at 1435 Post Road East Westport
-Saturday, April 4th 10 am - 5 pm
-Sunday, April 5th 10 am - 5 pm
-Monday, April 6th 10 am - 3 pm


Tuesday, February 18, 2020

Great Futures Benefit Auction at Wakeman Boys & Girls Club March 7th


Sailboat In The Harbor-1890's

Sailboat, Southport Harbor 1890's
Photographer: Clinton B. Hall. 
Note found with glass plate negative: "Sailboat in the Harbor." 
The plate has C.B. Hall printed on the bottom edge. 1890's.

The Sound of Color: Linda Colletta at Southport Galleries February 13th - April 2nd

The Sound of Color: Linda Colletta
A solo exhibition in collaboration with Southport Galleries
February 13 - April 2,​ ​2020

Southport Galleries is honored to present The Sound of Color, a solo exhibition featuring the latest body of work by abstract artist, Linda Colletta.

Presented in partnership with Sissy Biggers and Dr. Philip Eliasoph of Southport Galleries, The Sound of Color is curated by Danielle Ogden, Museum Specialist, Adult Learning at The Aldrich Contemporary Art Museum, Ridgefield, CT and Art History

Faculty at Fairfield University, and sponsored by TUSK Home + Design of Westport. The exhibit will showcase paintings and works on paper from Colletta’s dynamic breadth of practice. Drawing upon her fifteen-year background as a professional scenic artist in the music television industry​ in New York City, Linda is skilled in the craft of creating environments and cultivating an authentic experience for the viewer.

Colletta constructs a distinctive style of painting that emerges from a vocabulary of color. Her work calls upon an urban nostalgia, incorporating a cacophonous array of electric gestures, and a pop aesthetic. With no two works ever the same, her marks, layers, and compositions create a sense of controlled chaos that simultaneously captivates and unchains our attention.

The Sound of Color will begin with an​ ​opening reception on Thursday, February 13th from 6-9pm and will be on view until Thursday, April 2nd.
Press Contact
Samantha Curtis, Studio Manager, Linda Colletta Art,

TEAM PEQUOT Summer Sailing Program for 9 to 18 year olds!

TEAM PEQUOT Summer Sailing Program for 9 to 18 year olds! Registration is NOW OPEN for Summer 2020! Early registration discount through March 15, 2020 SIGN UP TODAY! MORE INFO

Monday, February 17, 2020

Horseshoe Cafe presents: Jacqueline with Ray Simonelli on Monday evening

Join us TONIGHT at THE SHOE in Southport Village 2/17
as Jacqueline joins us with Ray Simonelli for an 8:30pm feature set!
The open jam follows. New players always welcome.
@HorseshoeCafeCT #SouthportCT #FairfieldCT

Sunday, February 16, 2020

Gruel Britannia SUNDAY ROAST

Now taking reservations for dinner!


TODAY SUNDAY! Pequot Library Midwinter Book Sale Feb.15-16th

The Midwinter Book Sale is the little sister of the Library’s nationally known Summer Book Sale; it’s smaller but more intimate, with many treasures and bargains to be found.
Dates & Hours
Saturday, February 15, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday, February 16, 2020 | 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Admission is free. All Sale proceeds support Pequot Library’s annual programs for adults and children, serving more than 60,000 participants a year.
Book Sales also provide affordable books, CDs, DVDs, and LPs for the town; provide materials for underserved neighboring public school systems; and provide great volunteer opportunities for the community!
Book Sale Categories
Biography | CDs | DVDs | Children’s Books | Cookbooks | Fiction & Classics | History | LPs | Mystery | Signed Books

Tuesday, February 11, 2020

Coal Sheds Southport Harbor in 1905

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Coal Sheds, Harbor, Schooner Mary Elizabeth

Southport, Connecticut

Description: Printed invitation postcard, b/w, C. H. Pease Publishers, Canaan. On the front of the card is printed: "You are invited to attend a sale of fancy bags and cake, to be held by the Sasquanaug Assoociation for Village Improvement, on Mrs. Simon C. Sherwood's lawn [67 Westway Rd], Wednesday, June 28, from 3 to 6 p.m. Ice cream and cake will be sold. If rainy, the sale will be the next clear day. Music." The legend "Southport Harbor" appears on the picture. On reverse of card, the post office cancellation is 23 June 1905. The picture shows the coal sheds which were located where the PYC docks and parking are now, opposite 608 Harbor Road. At the breakwater is a schooner identified by Charlotte Lacey in her Historical Story of Southport (page 45) as the "Mary Elizabeth." This ship was made into a schooner in 1884 (had been a sloop). She was taken out of market boat service about 1903 but remained at her berth at the breakwater. The ship was sold in April 1905 and taken to Long Island. The picture thus was taken between 1884 and 1905. See Packet 1/2000 for history of the coal sheds.

Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1905
Format: Photograph

The shop at YYY circa 1950's

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The shop at Ye Yacht Yard, Howard Burr in the doorway.
Circa 1950's.
Photographer unknown.
Photo property and courtesy of:  Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Monday, February 10, 2020

Kids’ Candy Making Workshop at Pequot Library 4:30pm-5:30pm

Kids' Candy Making Workshop
at Pequot Library

Monday February 10, 2020

Kids ages 4-13 make professional-looking chocolate treats,
complete with a gift box and card to celebrate Valentine's Day!

Registration required: $5 materials fee per child.


Horseshoe Cafe presents Carmine Socci & Company on Monday Feb.10th

This Monday at the 'Shoe (2/10) - Carmine Socci and Company in the 8:30PM Feature Spot!
See you then. The open-jam follows!


Saturday, February 8, 2020

Monday, February 3, 2020

Horseshoe Cafe Presents Crispin Cioe & Friends on Monday Feb.3rd

This Monday (2/3/20) Crispin Cioe & Friends returns to the Shoe
 for a 1 hour performance at 8pm.
 Don't miss a great show, followed by our Monday Acoustic Jam!
 Good Times Guaranteed!

Saturday, February 1, 2020

Mill River Bridge in 1906

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Postcard: Mill River Bridge in Southport 1906. 
The bridge on the Post Road connects Fairfield and Southport.

Southport Railroad Station in 1953

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Southport Railroad Station in 1953.

FLASHBACK: Talking Heads' Burning Down The House performed LIVE at FTC

Talking Heads' Burning Down The House performed LIVE on 4/1/12
at Fairfield Theatre Company-Bernie Worrell Orchestra

An amazing and rare performance last night in Fairfield. Rock and Roll Hall of Fame keyboard legend Bernie Worrell and his Orchestra play the Talking Heads' epic BURNING DOWN THE HOUSE along with Chris Frantz on drums, bassist Tina Weymouth, with percussionist extraordinaire Steve Scales, at the Fairfield Theatre Company in Fairfield, CT on April 1st, 2012. Listen to an interview with Bernie on the radio show Chris Frantz the Talking Head from 3/30/12 HERE: After departing Parliament Funkadelic, Worrell resurfaced with the revamped Talking Heads lineup for several albums, including The Name of This Band Is Talking Heads, Speaking In Tongues and Jonathan Demme's dazzling concert film, Stop Making Sense. Worrell's ominous colorings were central to the recasting of group leader David Byrne's musical ideas through African rhythms. Bernie Worrell is a wizard of the keys, a scientist of the synthesizer, a mad hatter of funk. Like a true legend, the funk runs through his veins just as hard, thick and fast as through the veins of George Clinton or James Brown.

S&S Dugout

3449 Post Road - Southport, Connecticut

Pequot Library's Edible Book Festival Feb.1st

February 1 @ 10:00 am - 4:00 pm At Pequot Library

The Edible Book Festival will take place in the Auditorium as part of Take Your Child to the Library Day. View all of the amazing and pun-tastic creations inspired by literature!
Vote for your favorite entries. Winners will be announced at 3:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
What’s an edible book?
From the simple to the elaborate to the pun-tastic, it’s anything made of food and inspired by a book. Imagine The Lord of the Onion RingsTales of a Fourth Grade Nut ThingMuch Ado About Muffin, and Ivanhoagie.

Make your own edible book! Learn more and register your entry here.

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Chris Frantz The Talking Head Radio Show Jan.31st

Listen to Chris Frantz The Talking Head Radio Show
Fri January 31, 2020 4pm-6:50pm EST on @WPKNradio 89.5FM
and STREAMS LIVE on all devices worldwide and archived
 @ChrisFrantzTTC #TalkingHeads #FairfieldCT #SouthportCT
Image: #ChrisFrantz #TomTomClub