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Thursday, September 18, 2014

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 Ye Yacht Yard Preservation Fund/Joe Rainis.

YYY in the 1940's

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Ye Yacht Yard circa 1940's
"This photo shows Howard's (Burr) mooring lift with an
old style steel mooring float."
 -Arthur Jennings
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"This photo appears to have come from a local newspaper.
By the style of the power boats, it looks to be 1940s. I believe the double-ender at the dock
with the mast was the training vessel for the Southport Sea Scouts."
-Arthur Jennings

Driftwood Coffee Shop

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An ad from the Westport News, July 1965.
From Arthur Jennings collection.

Dine in or take out, The Driftwood is located on 325 Pequot Ave, Southport   
and their phone number for take out orders is 203-255-1975

Monday, September 15, 2014

Sasco Beach sunset on Sunday


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Sasco Beach sunset on Sunday evening.

Southport stopover by grandmother kayaking from Maine to Guatemala

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Deb Walters in her kayak on Friday in Southport Harbor


See the Fox News video from Southport here:
http://video.foxct.com/Grandma-Of-4-Kayaks-From-Maine-To-Guatemala-26760529#.VBZ_HpGDrwI

 http://www.safepassage.org/Kayak

Pine Creek Area Association Annual Meeting 2014

President Don Lamberty announces incoming President Mike Ginley and Board of Directors.
Jazz ensemble Pat Mediate & Friends
Pine Creek Area Association Annual Meeting 2014 at Scandinavian Club at Pine Creek on Sunday.
New neighbors were welcomed from Old Dam and Pine Creek areas and local issues were discussed.
The annual food drive this year directly supported Operation Hope and the donations were immediately delivered after the meeting.

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Elayne Cassara at Horseshoe Open-Mic Night on Monday 9/15

This Monday 9/15, Elayne Cassara steps into the Horseshoe Open-Mic Feature Spot. Elayne kicks the evening off with a 8:30PM feature set, followed by some great area open-mic players throughout the night until close. Come on down this Monday for some great live acoustic music! "Put your show on at the Shoe!" - Every Monday! New Performers always welcome!
Horseshoe Cafe - Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Southport Village Pied-a-terre For Rent

Southport Harbor circa 1880-1900

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Southport Harbor
Photographer and date unknown.
Circa 1880-1900.
From Arthur Jennings Collection.

Friday, September 12, 2014

Freedom Tower and Manhattan view from Pine Creek Beach on Friday evening






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Freedom Tower and Manhattan view from Pine Creek Beach on Friday evening
Freedom Tower, Empire State Building and a new building in most likely New Rochelle at right on Empire State Building, seen at sunset on Friday.
The reflection of the sun becomes more intense on the Freedom Tower as the sun set lower on the horizon.

Tribute in Light 2014 view from Pine Creek Beach

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Tribute in Light 2014 view from Pine Creek Beach
Conditions for viewing Tribute in Light which is based near the WTC site about 45 miles away, this year were not optimal due to overcast skies however near the center of this photo the faint blue columnar beams can be seen.
10:45pm on 9/11/14

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

The Country Club of Fairfield celebrates 100 years with fireworks spectacular

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Watching the fireworks display on an amazing moonlit evening from the launch at PYC 
on Sunday September 7, 2014 over the 6th fairway across Southport Harbor.
Photograph by: Alison Lew

457 Harbor Road - Southport Connecticut

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457 Harbor Road - Southport, Connecticut
Luxurious Modern Construction in Historic Southport Village boasting spectacular, elevated views of Southport Harbor, The Country Club of Fairfield and Long Island Sound right from the water's edge. Traditional New England architecture mixes with an open floor plan to bring dramatic light and scenery to every room of the house, including gourmet kitchen, family room, master suite with his/her baths, private office & fitness room. Wrapped in elegant terraces, the property includes deep water dock with boathouse & garden with koi pond/waterfall. Rare opportunity to own in Southport Village with magnificent waterfront presence. Modern amenities - heated driveway, 2 laundry rooms, custom floating staircase, windows/doors & millwork throughout. Please contact Matthew Lahey, 203-767-4190 Matthew.Lahey@raveis.com

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Freedom Tower view from Sasco Beach on Monday evening


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Freedom Tower at One World Trade Center in Manhattan, in between the Norwalk Islands
to the right of a lone cottage.
View from Sasco Beach on Monday evening.

Monday, September 8, 2014

Sasco Hill/Southport Fireworks September 7th


Fireworks over Sasco Hill and Southport, Connecticut on September 7, 2014
Video by: HDfromAbove 

Day for Kids at Southport Clubhouse & POP SHOP Market Sept.13th


Join us on Saturday, September 13, for Day for Kids at the Southport Clubhouse!

Day for Kids is a fun, FREE event for the whole family that is open to the entire community! Kids will enjoy bounce houses, carnival games, face painting, and so much more.

This year, Wakeman is partnering with Pop Shop Markets and in addition to traditional Day for Kids activities, families will also enjoy food from some of the area's most popular food trucks and be able to shop for the latest clothing, accessories, and home decor for the whole family! 

Day for Kids and the Pop Shop Market will take place from 10am - 3pm, so be sure to bring the entire family for this great Wakeman event! For more information about Day for Kids, contact Ruben Goodwin at 203-259-4805 or ruben@wakemanclub.org. For more information about the Pop Shop Market, contact Ashley@popshopmarket.com.


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 Ye Yacht Yard Preservation Fund/Howard Burr Collection.
With special thanks to Joe Rainis.

View from the shop at Ye Yacht Yard

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View from the shop at YYY.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photograph property and courtesy of Ye Yacht Yard Preservation Fund/Howard Burr Collection.
Special thanks to Joe Rainis.

Spectacular Southport Sunday evening sunset




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Spectacular Southport Sunday evening sunset.
Photography by: David Curtis

Thursday, September 4, 2014

S4 to host Weekend Study Skills Programs in Southport this Fall

S4 to Host New, Flexible-Schedule,
Weekend Study Skills Programs in Southport This Fall
Three S4 Study Skills Workshop Levels Offered


SOUTHPORT, Conn., (Sept. 4, 2014) – For the first time, Successful Study Skills 4 Students (S4) is hosting weekend sessions of its evidence-based study skills workshops in its Southport, Connecticut, facility. S4 Study Skills Workshops foster academic achievement by teaching students key study strategies that help them learn better and achieve greater academic success Swill provide two weekends of sessions for each of its course offerings: S4 Study Skills 100 for Middle School, S4 Study Skills 100 for High School, and the advanced-level S4 Study Skills 200.
The S4 Study Skills 100 for Middle School Workshops will take place the weekends of September 20-21 and October 18-19. S4 Study Skills 100 for High School Workshops will take place the weekends of September 27-28 and October 25-26. And S4 Study Skills 200 Workshops, aimed at students who have taken the 100-level workshop or are more advanced in their studies, will take place the weekends of October 11-12 and November 8-9. All the workshops will be held at the S4 facility on the third floor of 107 John Street in Southport.
Each 6-hour workshop is made up of a 3-hour A session and a 3-hour B session. A sessions are offered Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons; B sessions are offered Saturday afternoons and Sunday mornings. To complete a workshop, select one A session and one B session within that workshop. That way the workshop can be completed in one day, either Saturday or Sunday, or spread over two days. B sessions can be taken ahead of A sessions. All morning sessions are from 9 a.m. until noon; all afternoon sessions are from 1 p.m. until 4 p.m.
All S4 Study Skills Weekend Workshops cost $295, with a 10% sibling discount, with each workshop limited to 10 students.  Each workshop includes all in-class materials, original S4 Teach Sheets for each skill taught, and an email to parents after each day’s session or sessions. Every S4 Workshop is taught by an experienced highly trained teacher.
“We are excited to offer these new S4 weekend workshops at our Southport facility,” said S4 president Michelle Sagalyn. “Whether students are looking to acquire basic skills in organization, time management and executive-functioning strategies, or simply looking to improve their overall academic experience, these tools will help them succeed. Implementing even a single new skill has been shown to boost students’ motivation and academic performance.”
The evidence-based S4 program is founded on proven educational research and designed to bolster school-related confidence and motivation as well as test and homework preparation as academic workload increases and course expectations rise. The focus of S4 workshops includes note-taking skills; active-learning strategies; understanding main ideas and important details; time management; organization; and preparation strategies for quizzes, tests and long-term projects.
You can register for an S4 Study Skills Weekend Workshop at http://S4StudySkills.com/2014_Weekend_Workshops.html
 More information may be obtained by calling S4 at 203-30-SKILL (203-307-5455) or by emailing info@S4StudySkills.com.

About S4
S4 partners with public, independent, charter and parochial schools to offer an accessible, logical and easy-to-implement study skills system. The program is specifically designed and customizable to dovetail with all school and student curricula. To date, about 2,000 students have participated in the S4 program to learn invaluable skills for better classroom engagement; increased focus; and better preparation for class, tests, and projects that results in increased confidence and more independent learning.

Wednesday, September 3, 2014

Barbara Burr with SEA FOX at Town Dock

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At the town dock in Southport off Whyte's Rock, Ye Yacht Yard.
Barbara Burr seen here getting ready to dive to pull the props.
"She was sure ahead of the times pulling props with scuba gear." -Joe Rainis
Photo number 2 of 3 taken with SEA FOX.
Photographer and date unknown. Part one of three photos in series.
Photo property and courtesy of Ye Yacht Yard Preservation Fund.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Old hurricane photo of YYY

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"Old hurricane photo of YYY. Origin of photo and year unknown.
(This MIGHT have been a Frank Romano photo)". -courtesy of Arthur Jennings.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Pine Creek Beach on Friday evening













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Pine Creek Beach on Friday evening.

FREE: sailboat and kayak at end of South Pine Creek Road at bath house.

Old Postcard Southport Harbor

 
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Thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this rare old postcard of Southport Harbor.

Sasco Beach on Friday evening

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Sasco Beach on Friday evening.

Hurricane Carol August 1954 at YYY

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Hurricane Carol, August 1954 at Ye Yacht Yard, Southport, CT.
Photographer unknown.
Photo property and courtesy of Ye Yacht Yard Preservation Fund/Howard Burr Collection.
With special thanks to Joe Rainis.

Southport on Friday









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Southport on Friday.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Chris Frantz The Talking Head RADIO SHOW TODAY now on demand


Wendy James Interview with Chris Frantz the Talking Head
on WPKN on August 29, 2014


An in depth conversation, along with new music from Wendy's upcoming album.

INTERVIEW: http://archives.wpkn.org/bookmarks/listen/75356


Today's entire episode of Chris Frantz the Talking Head 

can be found in archives at:

http://archives.wpkn.org/bookmarks/listen/75344


Previous epsodes are also in the archives. 



http://www.wpkn.org/Hosts/chris-frantz/