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Thursday, April 19, 2018

Pequot Library DERBY DAY Fundraiser May 5th!

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Saturday, May 5

A Fundraiser for Pequot Library

Celebrate the 144th Kentucky Derby & Cinco de Mayo

Big Hats, Cold Drinks, Hot Food, Good Friends, Great Cause!

4 - 7 pm: Tailgate on the Great Lawn and watch the Kentucky Derby race in the Auditorium

7 - 9 pm: After-party with dancing and DJ

Tickets include Kentucky Derby party and Cinco de Mayo after-party,
plus Kentucky fare
and open bar!


Beach House Riegel/Emory Estate

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Beach House Riegel/Emory Estate
Sasco Hill, Connecticut

Photographer: Charles Gray Family Album. Renovated beach house (original built c 1922) on the Riegel/Emory estate designed by Henry C Pelton, NY architect, and built by Howard Gray of Fairfield. Renovation included the tower built and enlarged front facade (to the right of tower). View is looking south on the shore of McKenzie's Point. 
Creator: V Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: late 1920's
Format: Photograph 

A.O. Jennings at YYY 1930's with yacht CONTEST

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Arthur O. Jennings of Southport, businessman and a founder of Pequot Yacht Club, at Ye Yacht Yard, Southport Harbor in the 1930's, seen here with his yacht, Contest, a magnificent yawl, on greased timbers. Many thanks to his son Arthur Jennings for sharing these rare views from Southport's past.

Pequot Yacht Club circa 1956 video

Pequot Yacht Club: Atlantics, Briggs Cunningham towing Blue Jays and Lightnings,
PYC Blue Jay Regatta..circa 1956.

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Arthur Jennings writes: "I recognize a number of people and many of the yachts at anchor. The film was taken in a transitional time for sails from cotton to synthetic cloth. The importance of Briggs Cunningham to Southport Harbor is very significant. Featured in the movie is the fabulous power boat "The Escort" with Captain Walter at the wheel. This yacht was designed by the famous Sparkman and Stephens in New York. I believe that only two of these yachts were ever built."
Briggs also skippered the victorious yacht Columbia in the 1958 America's Cup race, and invented the eponymous device, the Cunningham, for increasing the speed of racing sailboats.

The Pequot Inn

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

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

Live Music Benefit at Horseshoe Cafe to help support Randy Brody April 23rd

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This Monday (4/23) at the Horseshoe Cafe - Live Music benefit to help support Randy Brody. Randy has had some medical challenges lately, and is a time when he can certainly use some support and assistance with all the challenges he has to take on daily. Please make plans to support Randy and live music, and make an appearance at the Horseshoe Cafe this Monday between 7:30PM and Close. Please join us to..... play music, contribute, or be there to show support for this cause. Monetary Donations will be accepted that evening which are payable to Randy Brody. Thanks for your support, consideration, and joining us to support a music friend in the community!


Lattice House - Southport Village - Come and Explore

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This shot set was made in West Germany in the 1950's
The owl case holds 4 nesting shot glasses - this is the ultimate gift for all those owl lovers out there - this is truly unique and amazing!
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Shallow Scallop Shell Birdbath - circa 1920's. This beautiful pebble dash birdbath measures 18"x18"x4". This would look fantastic on a low garden wall or nestled along a garden path. 

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411 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Barbara and Howard Burr at YYY

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Barbara and Howard Burr with a guest at Ye Yacht Yard.
Photographer and date unknown.
From Howard Burr's Collection.
Photograph property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018


Classic nylon belt featuring everyone's favorite crustacean individually embroidered at the end of the belt. Available in kids sizes only.


Happy Birthday Nom-eez

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Happy Birthday @nom_eez #2years #ourlittleman #anniversary @ctbites @chefstorch @chungstorch79 @matchburgerlobster @matchsono #vietnamesefood #nomnom


2992 Fairfield Ave
Bridgeport, Connecticut


Call (203) 923-8686

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Horseshoe Cafe Featuring Beto Petrillo Monday April 16th

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Coming this Monday 4/16 - Beto Petrillo takes the 8:30PM
Feature Spot, followed by Acoustic Open-Mic!
Join us for the music fun!


JENNINGS BEACH, FAIRFIELD, DAY TO NIGHT will be unveiled on April 28th!

The renowned photographer Stephen Wilkes sat atop scaffolding at Jennings beach for 24 hours in August … and now his wonderful, large-scale photograph of our beloved beachfront is almost ready! 
The Museum is hosting a gala preview party for the unveiling.

Click link for tickets to the party:

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Southport Harbor in the 1920's

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Southport Harbor in the 1920's
The PYC was organized in 1920 and it leased the former BC&MMR building for its first clubhouse. This photo appears to be taken in the 1920's. Photo courtesy of Arthur Jennings Collection.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Howard Burr at Ye Yacht Yard on JADA IV

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Howard Burr on JADA IV on the rails.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photo property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection.
Special thanks to Joe Rainis.

Austin Perry House in 1906

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712 Harbor Road Austin Perry House Southport, Connecticut
Description: B/w postcard. This house was built in the 1830's for Austin Perry, a son of Walter Perry who owned all the land where today stand #712, #750 and #780 Harbor Road. Walter gave three of his sons, Austin, Oliver H and Gurdon, land on which they built their houses. Charles C. Perry was the son of Austin Perry. Originally this house did not have the imposing portico; it was added later.
Creator: V Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1906
Format: photograph

Near & Far Aid Announces 2018 Designer House Tour

Near & Far Aid Announces 2018 Designer House Tour
New Champagne Brunch to Feature Famed Architect Greg Tankersley

Fairfield County, CONN. — March 21, 2018 — Fairfield County philanthropic organization Near & Far Aid today announced its 2018 Designer House Tour will feature six spectacular homes throughout Fairfield, Southport and Westport. New this year is a Champagne Brunch at The Patterson Club featuring an interactive presentation from award-winning architect Greg Tankersley of McAlpine in New York. 

The 2018 Designer House Tour will help kick off Mother’s Day Weekend and will be held on Friday, May 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets for the Designer House Tour cost $65 if purchased in advance ($75 at the door), while tickets to the Champagne Brunch are priced at $75. Patrons may also purchase both tickets in advance for $125.

2018 Designer House Tour Offers Something For Everyone 

In the months leading up to the House Tour, Near & Far Aid’s all-volunteer committee carefully curates a selection of unique properties to ensure that no two homes are alike. The six homes on this year’s tour have been recently reimagined by local designers and architects, many of which are are the designer’s own home.

“This year’s tour showcases architectural and design trends that can be appreciated by everyone,” said Jen Agne, co-chair of the 2018 Near & Far Aid Designer House Tour and Fairfield resident. “Patrons can expect antique homes, new construction dazzlers, fabulous outdoor spaces perfect for entertaining, mid-century modern at its best, and bold transitional and eclectic interiors done just right. Attendees will leave feeling incredibly inspired!”

“We’re so thankful for the support from our amazing team of volunteers, and our new and returning sponsors,” added co-chair, Vanessa Dembowski of Fairfield. “Every dollar raised goes toward funding programs that target poverty right here in Fairfield County.”

Sponsors for the 2018 Designer House Tour include: Jaguar Land Rover Fairfield; Tusk Home + Design; The Hatfield Insurance Community Fund; Circa Lighting; Henry C. Reid & Son Jewelers, Daigle & Travers Insurance Agency; Equinox Southport; Fairfield Dermatology; JP Franzen Associates Architects PC; Linda Blackwell - Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate, Sorelle Gallery Fine Art; United Bank; and Exclusive Media Magazine Sponsor CTC&G (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens).

Please visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

About Near & Far Aid
Founded in 1954 by Jeannie Fay, Near & Far Aid is one of the longest running all-volunteer philanthropic organizations in Fairfield County. Over 60 years of its existence, Near & Far Aid has evolved from a small kitchen table charity to a consortium of community leaders committed to targeting poverty and changing lives in Fairfield County. For information on the organization, its grant programs and fundraising events, please visit 

Tuesday, April 3, 2018

Pequot Library's Fundraising Gala April 7th

Pequot Library’s Annual Fundraising Gala April 7, 2018 Do not miss this event!
6:00 - 7:30 p.m. 
Cocktails at the Library

8:00 - 10:00 p.m. 
Dinners at Private Residences

Tickets begin at $125.

Online ticket sales are now closed. For ticket information or questions, please call Caroline Crawford at (203)259-0346 ext. 113.

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

Swedish Athletic Club at Pine Creek in 1920

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The Swedish Athletic Club in 1920 at the end of South Pine Creek Road.
The old clubhouse has since been razed, and the new Scandinavian Club was built in 1985.

Rounding Bell 22 off Pine Creek circa 1955

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"Edward "Ted" Jennings skippering Barbara Burr's sloop
off Flat Island Bell. Circa 1955".
-Arthur Jennings
From Arthur Jennings Collection.

Clayton Banks' clipper launched at YYY in 1940

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Ye Yacht Yard Southport, CT in 1940
Photographer unknown. "April 1940 Clayton Banks' clipper being launched at YYY."
Photo property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Fairfield Police boat on the rails at YYY in the 1960's

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Fairfield CT Police boat, 1960's on the rails at YYY.
Thanks to Dave Peck for sharing this photo.

Fishing at the Town Dock at YYY

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At the town dock at Ye Yacht Yard, date unknown, looking down the harbor. 
"Old Pilot House to the left."-Arthur Jennings
Many thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this rare view of Southport Harbor.

84 Years and GOING STRONG

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84 years and going strong!

Horseshoe Cafe
355 Pequot Avenue
Southport Village
The Horseshoe opened its doors in its original building on this location on Pequot Avenue during March 1934. Prohibition was over, lets party!

Al Mathewson pen and ink sketch of YYY October 1957

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Ye Yacht Yard in October of 1957
Southport, Connecticut
Pen and ink sketch
Artist: Al Mathewson





Special thanks to Paul R. Mathewson and family for sharing his father's great drawing of YYY and the very interesting background story of his dad's impressive career and talents and relationship with Howard.

A copy of this drawing can be found hanging on the wall at the Horseshoe Cafe on Pequot Avenue in Southport.

Pine Creek Beach circa 1920

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Very rare linen postcard from 1920, Pine Creek Beach. Notice the beach is much different than today. The shoreline seen here had been redesigned by the Army Corps Of Engineers decades later when they built up the shore. The chain link fence in the background does not exist today, but the cement foundation does. This scene is in front of the three recently built homes. 
Rowboats, canoes, and sail canoes could be rented every summer from this location at the legendary Surfside.

Monday, April 2, 2018

In the shop at Ye Yacht Yard circa 1930's

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In the shop at Ye Yacht Yard circa 1930's.
Southport, Connecticut
Photographer and date unknown (most likely 1930's).
 Back of photo identifies from left to right: Jimmy Buckley, Roy Thorpe, Howard Burr, and Louis Grudzinski.
Special thanks to Joe Rainis and the Howard Burr Collection.

Horseshoe Cafe presents DALE ALLEN TONIGHT April 2nd

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How about some music? Well - we’ve got some!
Join us tonight for an 8:30PM Feature performance from Dale Allen & Friends (Ray Simonelli, Jim Magrath, and Dave Rauh), followed by a legendary night of live music performances!
Stop in for an earful!


Sunday, April 1, 2018

What is so special about the Ferrari 458 Spider? Nick Murray takes one for a spin

Nick Murray takes a spin in the Ferrari 458 Spider and a quick drag against his Porsche 911 Thank you Dan for use of your car and help with this video. -Nick Murray Nick's store of funny t-shirts and stamps Find me on FB here Find me on Twitter here Find me on Instagram here

Easter Sunday in Southport in 1899

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Easter Sunday 1899
Southport Congregational Church
Southport, Connecticut

Trinity Church Interior Easter 1890

Trinity Church Interior
Easter 1890
Southport, Connecticut 
Photographer: Edward, Clinton or Eugene Hall. This picture is dated as 1890 in Cigliano & Schwarz, Southport, The Architectural Legacy of a Connecticut Village (page 141). It is identified as "Trinity Church, Easter, 1890" in Annals of an Old Parish by Rev Edmund Guilbert (ff. page 154).
Creator : V. Louise Higgins
Publisher:  Pequot Library Association
Date: 1890
Format: Photograph

Saturday, March 31, 2018

Lattice House - Southport Village - Come and Explore

PHOTO: Christopher Philip
Quick like a rabbit and tell the Easter Bunny... 
you want a pair of #resipsausa Kilim Sneakers!!
Each pair is made from vintage kilim rugs and are one of a kind.
Hop over to 
#latticehouse to see the full collection.

- C o m e  a n d  E x p l o r e -

411 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Pequot Library's 12th Annual Easter Egg Roll March 31st

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12th Annual Easter Egg Roll
At Pequot Library
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Saturday March 31, 2018
Join in for some traditional holiday fun 
at the 12th Annual Easter Egg Roll 
on Pequot Library's Great Lawn.
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Dance the bunny hop, make crafts, play games, meet the Easter Bunny himself, and then visit with our real, live rabbit, Blossom! 
Bring your own hard-boiled eggs for decorating, and then choose your favorite egg to enter in the age-category races! 
Please bring a long-handled wooden spoon for the roll. 
Rain or shine. For ages 2-12. 
Free (as air) and open to the public.
Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 116

Friday, March 30, 2018

Remembering Pequot Library's Miss Susan

Susan Ei 

April 3, 1952 - March 30, 2017

On the eve of this Pequot Library's Annual Easter Egg Roll,
we remember our dear friend Miss Susan, who passed away on this day last year.
She gave, she taught, she laughed, she inspired.
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Town of Fairfield Easter Egg Hunt March 31st

Easter Egg Hunt 

Saturday, March 31, 2018 at 1:00 PM SHARP!  Come meet the Easter Bunny!  

Cancellation hotline is 203-256-3144.

South Pine Creek Soccer Field on Old Dam Road 

A sure sign that spring is right around the corner is the Annual Easter Egg Hunt presented by the Town Youth Council and Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department. 

Pre-school children to 3rd graders should bring their Easter Baskets to the South Pine Creek Soccer Field on Old Dam Road. The Egg Hunt starts at 1:00 PM sharp, but all are encouraged to come down early and meet the Easter Bunny. 

A $1.00 per person donation is requested to benefit a Town Youth Council fundraiser, “The Jacky Durrell Memorial Service Award Scholarship”  which awards 3 scholarships to local High School Seniors each year.
Don't be late! The eggs go fast !
In case of inclement weather or if the field is too wet, call the Recreation hotline (203) 256-3144 the morning of the event.  

Chris Frantz The Talking Head Radio Show Friday March 30th

Start the weekend with
Chris Frantz The Talking Head 
Radio Show with special guest Duncan Hannah

Friday March 30, 2018 4pm-6:50pm EST on 89.5FM and STREAMS LIVE on all devices worldwide Image: Chris Frantz

Wednesday, March 28, 2018

TODAY March 28th Recycled Lines LAST DAY - closes at 3pm!

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Spring is HERE at Recycled Lines! 
Shop our wide selection of shorts, bathing suits, tee shirts, polos and more at our March Sale.
​​Monday, March 26th: 3 pm - 7 pm
Tuesday, March 27th: 9 am - 5 pm
​Wednesday, March 28th: 9 am - 3 pm

Sasco Lake Southport 1930's

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Sasco Lake
Southport, Connecticut
Color post card; Danziger & Berman, New Haven. Printed on front: "Sasco Lake, Southport, Conn." Sasco Lake of 9 acres was the site of the Benjamin F. Bulkley, Sr. (and later Jr.) ice business from 1863 to about 1933 (Ffld News 6 Dec 1930). The property is on the town line with the lake partly in Fairfield and partly in Westport. Sasco Lake was also referred to in some 18th century records as Sasaco Lake.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Format: Photograph

At Ye Yacht Yard circa 1949

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YYY circa 1949
"Jill Dunham, Bill Dunham, Flair, Arthur Jennings, circa 1949.
The Matthews power boat along the breakwater was skippered by Al Christensen out of YYY".
 -Arthur Jennings
From Arthur Jennings Collection