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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Monday, October 15, 2018

Annual Halloween Pet Parade on Saturday Oct. 27th at Pequot Library

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Annual Halloween Pet Parade
at Pequot Library
Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m

Southport, CT – Pets and owners are invited to come in costume to a spooktacular afternoon at Pequot Library for the annual Halloween Pet Parade on Saturday, October 27, 2018, from 2:00 - 3:30 p.m. March behind the Southport Volunteer fire truck from the Five Corners in downtown Southport Village to Pequot Library’s Great Lawn. You don't need a pet to participate.
The parade kicks off at 2:00 p.m. sharp, but the public can visit the Southport Fire Station Open House from 10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Following the parade, enjoy ghoulish games and creepy crafts on the Great Lawn. Mary Ann Hall’s Music for Children will provide the entertainment. Prizes for Best Pet Costume and Best People Costume will be awarded. All pets receive treats.
No registration is required. This seasonal fun event is free and open to the public. It cancels in case of stormy weather. Free refreshments will be sponsored by Fairfield Veterinary Hospital.
Please visit to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. 
For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 115. Follow Pequot Library on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter
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ROOMS with a VIEW Nov. 1-4, 2018


ROOMS with a VIEW 2018

ROOMS with a VIEW 2018 Info & Tickets

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

THE GIRLS ARE BACK IN TOWN! Thursday Oct. 11th at Horseshoe Cafe in Southport

The Girls are back in town, singing at The Shoe as we all turn Southport PINK! 
Make the pledge & come on down. 
A portion of all drinks, food and raffles will be donated to the Norma Pfriem Breast Center

Howard Burr inside the shop at YYY

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Howard Burr inside the shop at YYY.
Look closer and you will see Howard inside the shop.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photograph property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Southport Dock view circa 1912

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Southport Dock
Southport, Connecticut
Description: Tinted post card, Danziger & Berman, New Haven. Legend on the front of the postcard reads, "Southport Dock, Southport, Conn." On reverse is post office cancellation of 28 Jan 1913.
This is a dock where Yacht Club and Perry Green now are.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: Used postcard circa 1913
Format: Photograph

Monday, October 8, 2018

Fairfield Women's Exchange - Southport Village

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Do you need to warm up your little one's feet?
These rattle socks are perfect for both warmth and entertainment. We have so many different ones, including these adorable dogs!

Come by 332 Pequot Ave, Southport today!

332 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Lattice House - Come and Explore - Southport Village

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Just in from our potter Zach Dunn.
Serving bowl and 4 salad bowls - beautiful shape and color - simple and elegant 

#artisan #handmade #quality #weddinggift#shopsmall

Lattice House 

Come and Explore

411 Pequot Avenue - Southport 

Horseshoe Cafe presents Bill Nollman Monday Oct. 8th in Southport Village

Bill Nollman (SOLO) this Monday 10/8 at the Horseshoe Cafe (8:30PM).
Acoustic Jam follows! Join us!


Southport Historic Walking Tour - Pequot Library Oct. 14th

Southport Historic Walking Tour October 14, 2018 Meets on the front steps of Pequot Library. Download the FREE APP here before you meet for the Tour Southport Historic Walking Tour: MORE INFO

Mastering The Masters at Bigelow Center for Senior Activities Oct. 9th


Pink Pledge Sip and Stroll Event at Lattice House in Southport Village Thursday October 11th

Lattice House is pleased to once again participate in the Pink Pledge Sip and Stroll. Last year was a HUGE success so we look forward to seeing you all again this year to support a good cause and have a sip or two as well.


Sunday, October 7, 2018

⁦Blessing of The Animals at Trinity Church Sunday October 7th

Blessing of The Animals Sunday Oct. 7th at 5pm at Trinity Episcopal Church
651 Pequot Ave, Southport, CT 06890

To be held outdoors on lawn


Thursday, October 4, 2018

WET PAINT: Art Fresh from the Studio Preview Party Oct. 13th at Pequot Library

WET PAINT: Art Fresh from the Studio Preview Party

October 13, 2018 6pm - 9pm

At Pequot Library
This fundraiser for Pequot Library includes full bar, hors d’oeuvres by Fox Pond Farm, silent auction, music by DJ Rob Alexander, and art viewing and purchasing. 
21st Annual Art Show on view October 14-21, 2018.
By supporting the Art Show Preview Party Fundraiser, you help Pequot Library raise the essential funds that make it possible for us to serve over 100,000 patrons per year with our circulating collection of books, author talks, concerts, educational programs, Special Collections exhibitions, and services for all ages that reflect the interests and needs of our community. Proceeds from sales in this fundraiser will be shared by the artists and Pequot Library.

Opening Reception for CHASING SPLINTERED LIGHT Oct. 28th at Southport Galleries

SOUTHPORT, Conn.  – The opening reception for Chasing Splintered Light – The Rock and Roll Photography of Jay Blakesberg at Southport Galleries, 330 Pequot Ave., Southport, Conn. will take place on October 28, 2018, 4-7PM. Preceding the opening will be an exclusive RSVP-only slideshow/storytelling presentation by the artist about his 40 years photographing the rock and roll adventure. (RSVP:
Blakesberg’s first major solo show on the east coast—will feature 48 images curated by Philip Eliasoph. These evocative photos include early shots from Blakesberg taken in the late 1970s, iconic portraits of Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell, Jerry Garcia, Carlos Santana and many other titans of rock and roll shot on assignment for the Rolling Stone, Guitar Player, and Bay Area Music Magazine (BAM) as well as high-energy performance photographs of the Grateful Dead and Neil Young to name a few.
From moments backstage and onstage at festivals and concerts, to portrait assignments for magazine features, record companies and the artists themselves, this exhibition explores the arc of Blakesberg’s career—which he unwittingly began in 1978 at age 16. Blakesberg’s first paid photography assignment came in September 1979 when the Aquarian Weekly paid him $15 to run two photographs in the free periodical. In November 1987, Blakesberg landed his first assignment with Rolling Stone Magazine, photographing a free U2 concert in downtown San Francisco.
Blakesberg continues to beautifully capture the pop culture icons that grace the stages and performance halls of America. He is always scanning the live music scene, looking for the unique and interesting photograph that will tell the story of that day.
“I have felt for a long time that what I was doing is visual anthropology,” he said. “I
truly believe that the modern day rock-and-roll population—both the artists and fans—
are a unique tribe whose tale should be documented and told.”

The Chasing Splintered Light exhibit will run through December 1, 2018.
To learn more about Jay please visit:


Captain Paschal Sheffield House in 1906

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104 Old South, Captain Paschal Sheffield House Southport, Connecticut
Description: Copy of b/w post card. This house built c 1825 was the home of Capt Paschal Sheffield. It was purchased in 1882 by Nehemiah Jennings, postmaster and owner of the Jennings market (251 Main St).
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher Pequot Library Association
Date: 1906
Format: Photograph

Fairfield Police Department presents Southport Crime Update & Prevention Meeting Thursday Oct. 4th


OPERATION HOPE Food Drive in Southport Village on Oct. 6th

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Captain Benjamin F. Peet House early 1900's

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1000 Harbor Road
Southport, Connecticut
Captain Peet House
The house was built in 1893-94 by the Northrop Bros. (Southport Builders) for Captain Benjamin F. Peet. The tower was removed when the house was remodelled in the 20th century.
Circa early 1900's.
Photo: Arthur Jennings' collection.

Pequot Avenue and Main Street circa 1910

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Main Street and Pequot Avenue
Southport, Connecticut
Photographer: Eugene Hall? Note found with glass plate negative: "Out of focus plate of Hall block, fountain, Center Street & Savings Bank." The DAR fountain was installed in 1903. On the left is the Hall block. Next to it is the block built by Simon Banks, and north of it is the Savings Bank. This picture was taken before electric lights were installed on Main Street in 1913.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: circa 1910
Format: Photograph

Monday, October 1, 2018

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.

Sunday, September 30, 2018

Horseshoe Cafe Presents Faded Glory on Monday Oct. 1st

Monday 10/1 at the Shoe! Join us for Dan Maxwell and Mike Galgano (Faded Glory) in the 8:30PM Feature Spot followed by Acoustic Open-Mic! Great music this and every Monday - join us!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Fairfield FOOD TRUCK Festival September 30th

Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 12pm - 6pm

Jennings Beach, Fairfield, CT


L.F. Sherwood/J.A. Wakeman Store on Harbor Road in 1870's

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L.F. Sherwood/J.A. Wakeman Store, Harbor Road
Southport, Connecticut
Description: 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

Monday, September 24, 2018

J.Dale Rose Feature Appearance at Horseshoe Cafe on Sept. 24th

J.Dale Rose makes a Horseshoe appearance in support of his Debut CD "Rollin' Down Liberty Road" with the Matt Rae (the Telemaster's Trio). The music plays at 8pm this Monday (9/24). Horseshoe open mic follows!


Oliver H. Perry Homestead-Harbor Road in 1889

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Oliver H. Perry Homestead
Southport, Connecticut

Description: The picture of the Greek Revival mansion is identified on the copy owned by Hoyt O. Perry Jr. as follows: "Taken 1889. O. H. Perry homestead. Mrs O. H. Perry in centre; Minnie Averill on right; Hattie Averill on left of Mrs P.; Cornelia Pomeroy on extreme left. Walter Perry with high wheel by elm tree." Walter Perry was the son of John H. Perry and grandson of Mrs O. H. Perry (about age 10 in 1889). A niece of the O. H. Perry's (Mary Perry, daughter of Austin Perry) had married a Roger Averill. The Averills in the picture may be the niece (Minnie?) and her sister-in-law (Hattie Averill?). The house was built for Oliver H. Perry in 1843-44 and was called "The Harborage." It is the subject of a HABS (Hist. Amer. Bldgs Survey) report, CT#302. In the ovals, top left, is a picture of the waterfront, Harbor Road at the corner of Old South, taken in the early 1900's. The origin of the blue/white "print" which combines the 1889 and c 1900 views is unknown.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1889
Format: Photograph

Sunday, September 23, 2018

NEAR & FAR Golf Classic September 24th



The Country Club of Fairfield
September 24, 2018 | 10:00 AM - 7:30 PM
10:00am Golfer Check-In Opens
11:00am – 12:15pm BBQ Lunch
12:30pm Shotgun Start
5:30pm – 7:30pm Cocktail Reception & Awards Ceremony

For more information about the Golf Classic contact us at

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Pequot School 1890's

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Washington Hall, Pequot School
Southport, Connecticut
Photographer: Edward, Clinton or Eugene Hall. Note found with glass plate negative: "The old Washington hall--top floor of school house. Decorated for some celebration." In This Is Fairfield (pictures following page 112), Elizabeth Banks dates this photo "about 1890."
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1890? 1898?
Format: Photograph

FLASHBACK: Southport on Sunday Sept. 23rd 2012

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Southport on Sunday.

Friday, September 21, 2018

80 years ago today - 1938 Hurricane in Southport

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1938 Hurricane
Southport, Connecticut
Description: Written on reverse: "1938. Mary Shedden age 11. Harbor Road."
Scene may be up by #418 Harbor Road.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1938
Format: Photograph

1938 Hurricane Damage on Pine Creek Avenue

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Here is "SEASIDE" cottage on Pine Creek Avenue, still standing on the sand, facing Long Island Sound, after the category 5 Hurricane of 1938. The first summer-only cottages along Pine Creek Avenue and French Street were built between the 1890's and the 1920's. Some were Sears Homes ordered from a catalog and were prefabricated, sent in kits, that would arrive by train and hauled to the shoreline.

Welcome The Season at Fairfield Women's Exchange Sept. 22nd in Southport

Fairfield Women's Exchange
332 Pequot Avenue
Southport Village
We have amazing things in store for you on
Saturday, September 22 from 10am to 4pm.

It is time to Welcome the Season with luxurious velvet--in an array of rich fall tones.
Perfect for dressing up jeans, an evening on the town, or your holiday gathering.

Come see our Fun and fabulous toppers, capes & scarves in cashmere, alpaca, and silk blends in all kinds of colors, patterns & textures.

The day will also feature wonderful refreshments for you to enjoy. 
Come by the Exchange for a great day!
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