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Saturday, June 23, 2018

Annual 4th of July Bike Parade and Lawn Games at Pequot Library



Wednesday, July 4, 2018, 10:00am-12:00pm

Decorate your bikes!
Join in the parade to the Great Lawn for fun & games!
Apple pie contest!

Southport, CT – Pequot Library’s annual 4th of July Bike Parade and Lawn Games will again commence at the Five Corners in Southport Village with decorated bikes, scooters, and wagons on Wednesday, July 4, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. A street parade will weave its way to the Great Lawn of Pequot Library where fun and games begin and continue until 12:00 p.m. Children can get their faces painted and participate in traditional sack races, a bubblegum-blowing contest, and a hula hoop contest. New this year is an Apple Pie Contest. Bake your own (nut-free) pie and bring it to Pequot’s Great Lawn at 11:00 a.m. on the 4th. It will be judged by Pequot’s patriotic team of apple pie experts. Hot dogs and drinks will be available for purchase. This event is free and open to the public. Come enjoy a community tradition.

Chris Frantz will lead the parade from Southport Village on a vintage drum. Frantz, a local icon, American musician, and record producer was the drummer for both Talking Heads and the Tom Tom Club. He received the drum that he will be using to lead the 4th of July Parade from his father when he was 13. This is the same drum that led to Chris' extraordinary musical career. He has pulled it off his shelf and polished it up and looks forward to leading Pequot Library's 4th of July Bike Parade to the Great Lawn of Pequot Library.

Trinity Tailgate Tag Sale NEW DATE is Sunday June 24th 11am - 3pm in Southport


11AM - 3PM

Trinity Episcopal Church Southport, CT
651 Pequot Ave, Southport, Connecticut 06890


Friday, June 22, 2018

Lattice House - Southport Village - Come and Explore

Lattice House has a satellite store at the Fairfield Hunt Club June Show!!!
We are here until Saturday afternoon.
The main store on Pequot will be open as well.
Swing by either locations for something amazing.
#horseshow #fairfieldhuntclub 

- C o m e  a n d  E x p l o r e -

411 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

The Old Bulkley House-Southport Village

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"The old Bulkley House at the corner of Chester Place and Main Street. Notice the fancy wooden fences now gone." -Arthur Jennings.
Date of photo: 1880's. The man on the steps and people on the porch, are unidentified.

Trinity Tailgate Tag Sale June 23rd

Trinity Tailgate Tag Sale 2018

Join us for our Annual Trinity Tailgate Tag Sale and Boutique Party, where you can shop for Designer Brands and one-of-a-kind Treasures! This annual 2-day Fundraiser starts with the Boutique Preview and Cocktail Party on Friday, June 22nd, followed by the Tailgate Tag Sale on Saturday, June 23rd.

Boutique Preview and Cocktail Party: Friday, June 22nd 6:30pm-8:30pm
-Get first dibs on designer clothing & accessories, brand name housewares & home d├ęcor
-Enjoy signature Cocktails and Appetizers while you shop
-$40 per person or $75 per couple: buy online at or pay at the door
-Questions? Email Jennifer at
-Held at Trinity Parish Hall 651 Pequot Avenue, Southport CT 203.255.9454

Buy a Spot & Sell your Treasures at the Tag Sale: Saturday, June 23rd 9:00am-2:30pm

-Only 80 Tailgate Parking Spots available!
-Parking Spots measure 10’ x 20’
-Use the back of your car or your own table/stands/pop-up tent to display items for sale
-Parking Lot opens at 7:00am on Saturday for Seller Setup
Food Trucks, Music and Kids Corner activities
-$100 per Parking Spot: buy online at
-Questions? Email Celie at
-Held at Trinity Parking Lot - Corner of Center Street & Pequot Avenue, Southport CT
-Rain date: Sunday, June 24th Noon-4:00pm

Trinity Church Southport: Celebrating God's love, as a community in Christ, with compassion for all


Thursday, June 21, 2018

June 21st is Howard B. Burr Day in Fairfield

26 years ago on June 21st, 1991, Fairfield First Selectwoman Jacquelyn C. Durrell proclaimed Friday June 21, 1991 and June 21st thereafter as Howard B. Burr Day. Also on this day in 1991, the Dedication Ceremony & Celebration of the Southport Harbor 350th Anniversary flagpole at YYY was held.
Info from the Southport Conservancy publication The Packet, from Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Pequot Library's 58th Annual Summer Book Sale July 27-31st

58th Annual Summer Book Sale

Pequot Library 

720 Pequot Avenue Southport, CT 06890

Friday-Tuesday, July 27-31, 2018

One of the largest book sales in New England. 

140,000+ books and media in 60+ categories.

Monday, June 18, 2018

First Annual Fairfield Police Sunset 5K July 25th at Penfield Beach!

Please join the Fairfield Police Department 
on Wednesday July 25th

at Penfield Beach

for our 

1st Annual Fairfield Police Sunset 5k 

This is going to be a family friendly event, with a food truck rodeo to follow,
in the Penfield Beach parking lot.
Go to to register and for more details.

Special DOUBLE FEATURE at Horseshoe Cafe in Southport Village Monday June 18th!

Special DOUBLE FEATURE! Join us for Dylan Miller at 8pm,
and Kathy Muir at 8:30PM followed by Acoustic Open-Mic!
Someone even whispered that is happens to be Mike Galgano's Birthday,
so we will all celebrate like Rockstars!
Join us for the excitement and a great time!


Herb Sherwood's Ice Wagon-Early 1900's

H.B. Sherwood's Ice Wagon
Southport, CT early 1900's
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.

Southport & Pine Creek Public Safety Forum with Fairfield Police Department at Pequot Library on June 19th

State Senator Tony Hwang & State Representative Brenda Kupchick will be in attendance.


Very early photo of Southport Train Station Eastbound

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Southport, Connecticut Train Station (Eastbound)
"Here is a real oldie showing the eastbound station and, as a bonus, the white house on the westbound side of the tracks was owned by Augustus Jennings. It is probable that the folks in the buggy are related. This is a scan from an old tintype." -Arthur Jennings
From Arthur Jennings Collection.

Saturday, June 16, 2018

Southport Street Parade & Blessing of The Fleet June 16th

Ye Yacht Yard Boat Ramp to be Dedicated in Memory of Arthur & Ted Jennings Saturday 12:30pm

Photo: 6/14/18 Eric Sundman
"In memory of my father and grandfather, the boat ramp at Ye Yacht Yard will be dedicated to them by Community Sailing of Fairfield.

I hope you will be able to join my family for this event at approximately 12:30 Saturday. Peace."

-Chris Jennings

Boat ramp at Ye Yacht Yard to get a name of its own

Read more:

Edward "Ted" Jennings, Arthur's son, at the helm of Barbara Burr's PAGAN
rounding Bell 22 off Pine Creek in 1955.

Arthur O. Jennings, Jr. skippering his yacht CONTEST off Southport.

Photos: Arthur Jennings Collection

Friday, June 15, 2018

Mystic Bowie's TALKING DREADS Debut Album is OUT TODAY!

Talking Heads Fans - Mystic Bowie Fans - 
Talking Dreads Fans - Reggae Fans

The time HAS COME!

T H I S  I S  B I G !

Talking Dreads 
led by Tom Tom Club veteran Mystic Bowie and his amazing group of musicians,
take the incredible music and art of the pioneers of new wave, punk, rock, and funk   
Talking Heads 
and they transform it all into reggae and caribbean rhythms that are exactly what we needed.

Mystic Bowie’s Talking Dreads debut album is officially out!

Tell your friends and share with everyone you know! 

Mystic Bowie's Talking Dreads is on FACEBOOK 



Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Howard Burr's BUTTERCUP during WWII

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Howard Burr's  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.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Ye Yacht Yard circa 1950's

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Ye Yacht Yard circa 1950's.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photograph property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Summer Babysitting Services

Lattice House - Southport Village - Come and Explore

Father's Day is next Sunday 
Time to shop for Dad!
Cufflinks are a great gift for the Dad that dresses every day or once a year. 
These links are a fun way for him to express himself. 
 #fathersday #cufflinks#cooldad 

- C o m e  a n d  E x p l o r e -

411 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Shop Fairfield Women's Exchange

Fairfield Women's Exchange has this wonderful boat and many hats for ladies and children if you should get to attend the iconic Blessing of the Fleet and Southport Street Parade.

"Ted" Jennings at the helm of the PAGAN

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"PAGAN was Barbara Burr's sloop. Howard Burr designed and built a fire box
and radiation system to provide heat below deck in cold weather.
Above, Edward "Ted" Jennings at the helm of the PAGAN rounding Flat Island Bell off Pine Creek (Bell 22), circa 1955."
-Arthur Jennings

Monday, June 11, 2018

Happy Birthday Judy Byman!

CRISPIN CIOE & FRIENDS Rock and Soul Revue at Horseshoe Cafe Monday June 11th

This Monday 6/11 - at in Not to be missed!!  
Crispin Cioe & Friends take the Feature Spot for a special 60 minute set! Join us!


Thursday, June 7, 2018

Cat walkway at the shop at YYY

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"It is a cat walkway. The cat was handy around the yard to keep out rats and mice. The opening in the photo leads to the loft where the cat slept. Barbara Burr always had a dog. The dog was always a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, a solid working dog for saltwater." -Arthur Jennings

13th Annual Miss Susan's Potluck and Campout at Pequot Library June 8th


Friday, June 08, 2018, 06:30pm at Pequot Library

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13th Anniversary!
Join in a favorite, traditional community event on Pequot Library's one-of-a-kind
Great Lawn. Enjoy lawn games including badminton and spinnaker play, roast s’mores
by the fire, tell ghost stories, and learn about Pequot’s Summer Reading Program.
Come for any part of the evening or pitch your tent and camp all night!
Free and open to the public.

• 6:30pm: Potluck Supper - Contact Children's Library to coordinate food and register
Sign up for a potluck dish here.

• 7:15pm: Outdoor Concert with the Merwin Mountain Band

• 9:00pm: The Big Pillow Fight
Register: (203) 259-0346 ext. 116 or
Special thanks for the donation of chicken nuggets:
Garden Catering
Location : Great Lawn
Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 116
Content provided by Pequot Library

Tuesday, June 5, 2018

Pine Creek Beach Summer 1941

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Pine Creek Beach in the summer of 1941, Surfside in the background,
at the end of South Pine Creek Road.
Photo property and courtesy of: Dave Peck Collection

1920's Pine Creek Beach Windmill

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This is a rare photo taken at Pine Creek Beach in the late 1920's. The windmill seen in this photo sitting on the sand no longer exists and sat in the area of where the lifeguard stand is today. Photo most likely taken from field at very end of South Pine Creek Road. 
Photo Credits: V.McGuire

Pine Creek Beach circa 1920

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Looking towards Kenzie Point.
This is the area about where South Pine Creek Road ends.
Published by A. Kleban & Sons, Bridgeport, Conn.
Rare color postcard on linen, image at Pine Creek Beach circa 1920.

Monday, June 4, 2018

Horseshoe Cafe presents Richard Keith & The Occasional Playboys June 4th


Very rare photo showing the area east of the Lower Wharf in 1929

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Sasco Hill, Sasco Beach, and McKenzie's Point in the background.
"This photo is circa 1929 showing the area east of the Lower Wharf. Note the mooring hoist to the left and the vintage cars to the lower right and across the harbor along the beach. (There is an object in the center of the photo which appears to be along the breakwater. I have put a loupe to the image and cannot be certain what it is. At times I see a sail boat with a mast. Other times I see what appears to be a float plane, with tail to the left and prop to the right. Whatever is happening, there are a few spectators with the number of cars in the photo)."
"The property on which the photo was taken belonged to my father and his family. The original parcel was about 4 acres and went back to Willow Street. It also included an undetermined amount of what is now YYY, and included what is now 1000 Harbor Road, the house that one time had the tower. On the hill was mounted cannon during the war of 1812 to protect the entrance of the harbor. My dad build his home on the hill in the 1920's. At that time the land was used as an apple orchard and grazing land for cattle." -Arthur Jennings
Many thanks to Arthur Jennings, for sharing this rare image.

Thursday, May 31, 2018

An evening with BRILLIANT in Southport

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BRILLIANT at Southport Harbor Wednesday May 30, 2018.
Photos: Eric Sundman

BRILLIANT  is estimated to leave Southport Harbor Thursday May 31, 2018 somewhere after 12pm -1:30pm depending upon conditions.

View departure from:
Perry Green, YYY, Southport Beach, Pine Creek Beach and Sasco Beaches.


It's a Tag Sale like NO OTHER! Trinity Tailgate Tag Sale June 23rd