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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

NEAR & FAR AID Designer House Tour May 11th

Interiors & Inspiration. 
Tour five extraordinary homes, 
each with their own designer and unique style.





Southport, Fairfield & Westport

May 11, 2018 | 9:30 AM - 4:00 PM



Coco and Company

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Photo credits: Coco and Company

Check out

Coco and Company

3310 Post Road
Southport, CT


Chris Frantz The Talking Head Radio Show Friday April 27th

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Chris Frantz The Talking Head Radio Show Friday Friday April 27, 2018 4pm-6:50pm EST on 89.5FM and STREAMS LIVE on all devices worldwide


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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!



Southport Harbormasters

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"This is a photo of Barbara Burr's Chesapeake Bay Retriever, "Flair", standing guard at YYY with her friend Ferdie Jennings, back in the 1950's. Flair was a fixture at YYY for many years and was first mate on Barbara Burr's lobster runs. Barbara's traps were usually set off Greens Farms where the bottom was rocky. Those runs were fun."
-Arthur Jennings
Special thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this bit of Southport history.

Monday, April 23, 2018

TONIGHT: 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!


Sunday, April 22, 2018

Southport Harbor on Saturday

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Southport Harbor on Saturday.

Southport Community Forum at Pequot Library May 12th

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Stop by and celebrate our community at the

Southport Community Forum
Saturday May 12th 10:00am-11:30am
at @PequotLibrary

Event sponsored by Roundtable 06890: Southport’s Nonprofit Collaborative, a collaboration of charitable organizations supporting Southport, CT 
#SouthportCT #06890




What are you doing this Sunday on Earth Day? If you want to make a difference in Fairfield, join the Shellfish Commission and other town groups in cleaning up Fairfield. We'll be working in the Pine Creek area behind Kiwanis field. 
Students, residents, and community groups will work together cleaning up areas around town picking up trash, cleaning underpasses, and other areas on Sunday morning April 22, 2018 from 9:00-12:00.  Meet at the Gazebo on the Town Green starting at 8:00 am to pick up bags and sign waivers. Areas to be cleaned will include, but not be limited to, the train stations, beaches, Ash Creek area, and playgrounds.  Volunteers are encouraged to adopt pre-designated areas or join existing groups of volunteers.
Prior to and during the clean-up Humanity Now will be raising both awareness and donations to support bringing clean water to the underdeveloped world. Proceeds from the recycling of cans and bottles between now and Earth Day will be used to buy water filters for a partner community in Ecuador.
Proceeds from last year’s event allowed us to deliver water filters with the capacity to filter 70 million gallons of water and removing the risk of diseases like cholera and typhoid.  70 million gallons is equivalent to 106 Olympic size swimming pools worth of water.  The filters were delivered to communities in Ecuador, Haiti, and Puerto Rico.
Wristbands will be given to volunteers which will be good for discounts at local restaurants and businesses the week of April 23-29, 2018.  There will be a prize for the most unusual item in addition to other prizes in a drawing for volunteers.

Welcome To The NEW Mill Hill Field

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Mill Hill has been the showpiece field for Fairfield American Little League, and the league has approved a new Mill Hill to provide the grand entrance it deserves. As you can see from the illustration, the vision is to have a nicely landscaped walkway, an elevated display of league accomplishments along the way, and a beautiful brick patio in front of the concession stand.

Saturday, April 21, 2018

Mother's Day 2018 Pancake Breakfast - Trinity Church Hall May 13th

Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast May 13, 2018 9am-12pm Trinity Episcopal Church Hall 651 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village
Sponsored by Sea Scout Ship 84 All proceeds benefit the Sea Scout Ship 84

Lattice House - Southport Village - Come and Explore

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Photo: Lattice House
No well appointed garden is complete without an armillary!
Imagine this one surrounded by pink and white roses.
This beautiful armillary is 34 inches tall and 24 inches at its widest point.
This will not last long in the store. 

#gardenornament #armillarysphere #garden

- C o m e  a n d  E x p l o r e -

411 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village 

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,
from November 1951.
Special thanks to Arthur Jennings.

Fairfield Women's Exchange - Southport Village

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Get your hats and accessories for your Kentucky Derby Day Party at

Fairfield Women's Exchange

332 Pequot Ave - Southport Village
(203) 259-5138

GROUND WORK: Kathy Ferrarone - at Southport Galleries April 27th thru June 6th


Ground Work: Katy Ferrarone
 April 27 – June 6, 2018
SOUTHPORT GALLERIES, 330 Pequot Avenue, Connecticut 
Opening reception: April 27, 5 – 8PM.
Curator: Danielle Ogden 

Southport Galleries is pleased to announce the opening of Ground Work, a solo exhibition of paintings and works on paper by artist Katy Ferrarone, on view at 330 Pequot Avenue in Southport, CT from April 27 – June 6, 2018. 
The opening reception, Friday, April 27th 5-8PM is free and open to the public.

Ground Work reflects upon the idea of honoring the past, while forging ahead to create new abstract terrains. In this new body of work, Katy creates space for experimentation: scaling up and paring-back, revising and refining. She continues the process of methodical hash marks layered with color and form influenced by her years of travel and living abroad—a lifestyle sustained by a practice of self-reflection and meditation--always evident in her canvases.

“This entire body of work is about coming back to the basics of who I am as an artist, not only in my process and style but primarily in my purpose,” said Katy. “What I’ve learned is to let go of the viewer. It’s so easy to become attached to what the viewer may experience. I’ve learned to commit to my own truth and as a result, my work comes from a more authentic, raw and brave space.”
Southport Galleries co-director, Dr. Philip Eliasoph notes, “We are especially
delighted to see Ferrarone's rhapsodic paintings return to our walls during her
mid-career artistic journey. Her work continues to evolve into a wider expansiveness interfacing her meditative psyche with a smart, lyrical romanticism. The spontaneity in these latest works testifies to a maturing meld of vision and spirit.”

Katy and her family lived in Hong Kong and Singapore for six years before moving back to the United States, last year. In 2016, Southport Galleries featured her series entitled, Mind Maps. In addition to CT, she has also had solo exhibitions in Singapore and Telluride, Colorado. Katy received her BFA in Painting from Syracuse University and an AAS in Fashion Design from Parsons School of Design. 

Friday, April 20, 2018

Town of Fairfield Annual Clam Clinic Saturday May 19th at Sasco Beach

Town of Fairfield, Connecticut
Clam Clinic

Saturday May 19th
8:00am - 10am
Rain or Shine

Sasco Hill Beach
1401 Sasco Hill Road

More information: 203-256-3071

ALL PHOTOS: Fairfield Shellfish Commission

The early 1940's at Southport Harbor

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Early 1940's Southport Harbor 
Includes the areas of Ye Yacht Yard, Harbor Road at Lower Wharf, and breakwater.
Photographs property and courtesy of The Codge Bullard Collection.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

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

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. 

- C o m e  a n d  E x p l o r e -

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