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Thursday, April 17, 2014

Pine Creek Residents hear presentation regarding flood prevention

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Pine Creek Dike Elevation Increase Study presentation held at Scandinavian Club at Pine Creek on Wednesday evening.
Over 70 residents of the Pine Creek and Old Dam areas came to listen to a presentation given by engineers to the Town of Fairfield Flood & Erosion Board and the Pine Creek Area Association.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

776 Pequot Avenue Southport

776 Pequot Avenue
Southport, Connecticut


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Southport Village
Saturday April 26th


Let's make this a BIG turnout for Sammy and his family!

It will be a day to remember.


RALLY FOR SAMMY'S!! on April 26th at 9am in Southport Village - BE THERE!

Come join the Southport Village Community as we gather together to help raise money to bring back Sammy's Southport Pizza & Grill after a devastating fire! Music, Face Painting, Bake Sale, Raffle and more are some of the activities! Drop by, say hello and put some money in the pot to help Sammy get back as soon as possible! Tell ALL your friends....and come join us in the parking lot of Chase Bank - across the street from Sammy's!!

Sammy and his family will be there!!







Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Pequot Library's 8th Annual Easter Egg Roll April 19th


Saturday, April 19, 2014, 10:00am - 11:00am
Join the 8th Annual Easter Egg Roll, following White House tradition, on Pequot Library's Great Lawn.
Bring your own hard-boiled eggs for decorating first and a long-handled wooden spoon (or use ours). Dance the Bunny Hop and meet the Easter Bunny himself.
Enter your favorite egg in the age-category race. Rain or shine.
Ages 2-12.
easter eggs in grass
Location : Auditorium/Concert Hall and Great Lawn
Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 18

Howard Burr at YYY

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Howard Burr at Ye Yacht Yard
Not much has changed at YYY since this photo was taken.
Photo property and courtesy of Ye Yacht Yard Preservation Fund.

Sunday, April 13, 2014

Main Street Southport circa 1915

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Main Street circa 1915
Southport, Connecticut
Description: Written on reverse of old print, "Oct 28/15. R E Jr." The date seems likely. Electric light poles were put on Main St in 1913 (Ffld Review 21 May 1913). The identity of "R E Jr" is not known. Visible in the picture on the left, going south on Main St: 1. 219 Main, J H Bonney Harness Shop and Muser Barber Shop; 2. Southport Trust Co, 227 Main (columns); 3. building with projecting 2nd story verandah, 251 Main, Jennings Market. Visible at the foot of the street, left to right: Chas Jennings & Son store and warehouse; the drugstore. Visible on the right hand side of Main, going down Main: 1. Southport Savings Bank; 2. Banks Brick Block 244 Main; 3. Hall Block, 252 Main.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: circa 1915
Format: Photograph

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.

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 Ye Yacht Yard Preservation Fund.
From the Howard Burr Collection.

Saturday evening at Pine Creek

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Saturday evening at Pine Creek.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

'Cap' Pike at the Horseshoe in the 1930's

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Albert Sturges Pike
Southport, Connecticut
Description: Snapshot from Russell family, owners of Horseshoe Bar. On reverse of photo: "Horseshoe Bar. Left 'Cap' Pike, lived at 534 Harbor Road. Right, Mike." Albert Sturges Pike (1865-1951) was great grandson of Molly Pike of Pike's Tavern, site 252 Main Street. Son of Samuel & Eliza (Nichols) Pike, he was born and raised at 155 Rose Hill Road. He & his sister Eliza inherited 534 Harbor Road, his mother's family homestead (she was daughter of Sturges Nichols for whom Nic St/Rose Hill Rd was named). Cap Pike was a regular patron of the Horseshoe Bar.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1930's
Format: Photograph

Barbara Burr works on a hull

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Barbara Burr at Ye Yacht Yard.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photo property of Ye Yacht Yard Preservation Fund,
from Howard Burr Collection, courtesy of Joe Rainis.

Dredging at Ye Yacht Yard

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Dredging at Ye Yacht Yard.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photo property of Ye Yacht Yard Preservation Fund/Howard Burr Collection.
Courtesy of Joe Rainis.

Pequot Library’s Beyond the Book Club series April 10th

beyond the book club explores polar expeditions and pirating with a twist
Southport, CT – Pequot Library’s Beyond the Book Club series shows the movie, The Endurance, Thursday, April 10, 2014, 6:30pm - 09:00pm. The theme for April is “Travels.”

The Endurance is a retelling of Sir Ernest Shackleton's ill-fated expedition to Antarctica in 1914-1916, featuring new footage of the actual locations and interviews with surviving relatives of key expedition members, plus archived audio interviews with expedition members. Registration is encouraged for this free program.

This year, Beyond the Book Club, will focus on Extraordinary Women. Fairfield is celebrating its 375th anniversary along with the 125th anniversary of the founding of Pequot Library. In honor of both such historic events this year's Beyond the Book Club focuses on women's contributions. There will be a book discussion on Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 7:00pm about one nonfiction and one fiction book. Polar Wives: The Remarkable Women behind the World's Most Daring Explorers (Herbert & Bowermaster) will be discussed. Polar explorers were the superstars of the “heroic age” of exploration, a period spanning the Victorian and Edwardian eras. In this engaging book, author Kari Herbert explores the unpredictable, often heartbreaking lives of seven remarkable women who married world-famous polar explorers. Cinnamon and Gunpowder (Brown), a gripping, fictional adventure, a seaborne romance, and a twist on the tale of Scheherazade—with the best food ever served aboard a pirate’s ship, will also be discussed.

Beyond the Book Club is more than just a book club. Taking inspiration from Pequot Library’s founder, Virginia Marquand Monroe, this book club focuses on both women and Pequot Library’s "Bringing Literature, Music, Art, Science & the Humanities to our Community." The club is open to everyone and will meet four times a year. There will be book discussions plus practical applications such as related workshops or movies.

September’s theme will be “Women Defying Gender Role between the Wars,” and November 2014, “Women who Re-defined themselves during and after WWII.” The location is in Pequot Library’s Reading Room. Contact: Marianne Pysarchyk at (203) 259-0346 ext. 19 or Free and open to the public.

Please visit to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution. All classes and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15. 

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Town of Fairfield Flood & Erosion Board meeting April 16th

On the evening of Wed 4/16 the Town of Fairfield Flood & Erosion Board will be holding its monthly meeting at the Scandinavian Club on South Pine Creek Road. The main topic of the meeting with be to explain to the residents of the area the boards concept to strengthen and raise the dike along the North shore of Pine Creek that currently protects them during storms like Sandy and Irene. During both of these storms the dike was beginning to be topped in a couple of areas and in others it was damaged. At the meeting will be the board, the Director of Public Works, and a representative from Tide & Bond the engineering firm that has studied the dike for us. 
The meeting will start at 7:30pm.

Town of Fairfield Flood & Erosion Board

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

April 26th & 27th Fairfield's Town-wide food drive!

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1950's Spic and Span advertisement

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1950's Spic and Span advertisement.
An old Spic and Span Market ad from The New Southport Chronicle, November 1951.
Special thanks to Arthur Jennings.

Jennings' Upper Coal Yards

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Jennings' Upper Coal Yards at Rose Hill
A few observations regarding this winter photo of Jennings' Upper Coal Yards, photo could have been taken circa winter 1906. The schooner identified by Charlotte Lacey in her Historical Story of Southport (page 45) as the "Mary Elizabeth" is not in the harbor during this photo. She 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. Note sucker dredgers in the harbor, 2 boats pulled up on shore on the left. Also in the far distance to the left is the harbor entrance beacon. "Liberty" signs on shed. These sheds were at the base of Rose Hill Road and Harbor Road.
Photo: Special thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this rare view.

Bowman Way at Pine Creek on Tuesday

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Bowman Way at Pine Creek on Thursday. 

Main Street at Harbor Road circa 1905

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Main Street at Harbor Road (Water Street) circa 1905.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Pequot Summer Club, Old Southport Jail 1934

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#186 Pequot Summer Club, Old Southport Jail
Southport, Connecticut
Photographer: Read. Photo is marked "Read 34" in bottom right corner. Written on paper attached to reverse of picture: "Pequot Summer Club was located in Old Southport J[ail] at the time on property of Mr & Mrs H. Archibald Ma[yse]. For Boys only, it met 3 times a week & boys were ta[ken] to the Beach, camping (occasionally on our property at 42 Congress St) and in bad weather had activities in Club Ho[use]. The three directors were (older lads, back row): _____? Bahnzof (sp), _____? Bahnzof, and Kenton Christie Mayse, adopted son of Mr & Mrs Mayse. The only lad I can identify is my son, Henry Hammond Taylor II now of East Canaan, Conn. He is extreme left, front row. He could probably identify mos[t] of the others but so could a good many in the group. Mrs Mayse was my husband, Tom Taylor's, maternal aunt--nee Margaret Townsend Starr. She was quite a character. Club ran several years. [signed] Mary Darling Taylor" No date. This building is now an outbuilding (workshop) of 808 Pequot Ave.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1934
Format: Photograph

Southport Village on Tuesday

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Monday, April 7, 2014

Southport Beach on Monday

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Post-Sandy improvements at Southport Beach on Monday.

Pine Creek Beach on Sunday evening

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Pine Creek Beach on Sunday evening.

Bulkley Family In Southport

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"Bulkley family standing on a lot on the corner of Westway and Willow. Not sure of the date, approximately early 1900's. My great grandmother was a Bulkley and she grew up in the house to the right of Eagle Hill School. Note the Trinity Church steeple in the background."-Chris Jennings.
Photo credits: Arthur Jennings Collection.

Bulkley's Market ad circa 1870

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Special thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this very old ad from the Southport Chronicle circa 1870.
From Arthur Jennings Collection.

Southport on Sunday

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Southport on Sunday.

Friday, April 4, 2014

Southport Galleries welcomes Martha's Vineyard artist Stephanie Danforth on April 11th

Southport Galleries looks forward to welcoming Martha's Vineyard artist, Stephanie Danforth in just two weeks- on Friday, April 11th!

"Moroccan Mandala"
Stephanie Danforth | Oil on Panel
36 x 36 | $6200

From the S&S Dugout Southport

Southport Savings Bank circa 1905

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Southport Savings Bank
Main Street
Southport, Connecticut circa 1905 
Subject: Southport, Connecticut 
Description: The Savings Bank was built 1863-65. It is the subject of HABS (Historical American Bldgs. Survey) Report Ct #315. This building is also discussed in Cigliano & Schwarz, _Southport, Architectural Legacy of a Ct Village_. There were some offices on the second floor. Sign at door on right is that of H H Perry, insurance agent; the sign at door on left may be for Dr Joseph Hetzel, who had an office here in the early 1900's. The wooden signpost visible at right originally stood at the foot of Main St where the DAR Memorial fountain was installed in 1903. The signpost was moved here when the fountain was put in. Visible to the far right of the bank is a portion of the Disbrow market building, a structure removed in 1926. 
Creator: V Louise Higgins 
Publisher: Pequot Library Association 
Date: c1905 
Format: Photograph

Happy 80th Birthday to the "SHOE"

80 years and going strong!

March in At the "SHOE"
The Horseshoe opened its doors in its original building on this location on Pequot Avenue during March 1934. Prohibition was over, lets party!

"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