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Saturday, February 24, 2018

Skating on Sherman Green Feb.23-25th

LivFree and Al’s Angels are teaming up to bring you Skating on Sherman Green II.
For the second year in a row we will be installing an artificial ice skating rink in the heart of Fairfield, Sherman Green! In addition to skating we will have characters,
music, local food trucks, hot chocolate and much much more!!
Come join us for a great community event and support two great charities that are doing amazing work for families battling pediatric cancer, rare blood disorders and severe financial hardships.
Tickets costs $15 but you can pre-purchase them for $12 at Saugatuck Sweets located on Reef Road.

Bulkley Family in Southport

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Bulkley Family in Southport
"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.
Photograph property and courtesy of Arthur Jennings Collection.

Rare Southport Harbor photo circa 1920

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Southport Harbor circa 1920
To the right of the PYC clubhouse, it appears that a pillar is visable from the
Oliver H. Perry house in the wooded front yard.
"The lower right hand corner of the plate is missing but it does not detract from the main image. The large power boat in front of the clubhouse maybe an Elco and looks very similar to the powerboat owned by Erwin Jennings, a (PYC) club member. In the lower left hand corner there appears to be a gentleman wearing a "boater" who might be holding a fishing pole. It's a great photograph."
 -Arthur Jennings
Many thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing another incredible and rare image from the past.

Ye Yacht Yard drawing

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Wonderful artwork by Fairfield Deputy Fire Chief Art Reid
Winter 2006.
Special thanks to Dave Peck for sharing this image.

Sasaco Lake Ice in 1919

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From Arthur Jennings' Collection.

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

Friday, February 23, 2018

Chris Frantz The Talking Head Radio Show Friday Feb.23rd

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Horseshoe Cafe presents Deaf Horsefish on Monday Feb.26th

Deaf Horsefish (Jessica Brams-Miller and Jeff Fox) as the evening feature this Monday 2/26 at 8:30PM (George Galgano as a special guest).
Acoustic Open-Mic follows! Stop down and join us!


Thursday, February 22, 2018

WAKEMAN BOYS & GIRLS CLUB Great Futures Benefit Auction March 10th

WAKEMAN BOYS & GIRLS CLUB Great Futures Benefit Auction March 10, 2018 at FAIRFIELD THEATRE COMPANY 6:30pm Tickets are on sale for our Great Futures Benefit Auction presented by EMCOR. Bid on exclusive auction items, enjoy delicious food & drinks, and dance the night away to support Wakeman programs!

Adirondack Night - Howl at the Moon! March 3rd

Escape to the North Country, without leaving the suburbs, when the Center at Fairfield hosts Adirondack Night—Howl at the Moon, Saturday, March 3rd, 6 to 9 p.m. Wear your fleece and flannel for this casual evening when the Center is transformed into a rustic mountain lodge. Highlights include hearty hors d’oeuvres, famous Audubon chili recipes, local craft beers from New England Brewing Co. and Two Roads Brewing Company, open bar and lively music by The Merwin Mountain Band. Also, silent and online auction. Get more info or purchase tickets at:, or call: 203-259-6305, x109

Wakeman Memorial 648 Harbor Road sideview

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Wakeman Memorial, 648 Harbor Road Southport circa 1915
Written on reverse: "Nov 4/15" The 1915 date has not been corroborated but does square with other known data. See comments with #263. The flat roof section to the rear of the building was the gymnasium section. The house in the background is 608 Harbor Road, Jeremiah Sturges house. The brick building to the left is #227 Main Street, then the Southport Trust Co. The wooden structure in the background right is a warehouse on the riverfront. (The other end of the laundry line visible is connected to the second floor of a building to the right, hidden from view, where there were apartments; the hidden building is now the Jr PYC.

Notice Sasco Hill at the right in the photo.

Friday Night Young Artist Café at Pequot Library on Feb.23rd


Friday Night Young Artist Café

Friday, February 23, 2018  5:00-6:30 pm
Musicians, dancers, writers, and singers perform on stage! Register for monthly café.
Photo: Pequot Library

64F at Sasco Beach on Wednesday evening

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64F at Sasco Beach on Wednesday evening.

Paci Restaurant - Southport Village
From: GeorgeLeads

"Paci Restaurant is located at the Southport train station. The timeless design emphasizes the authenticity of the original depot station built in the 1800s. Exposed beams and bricks pay homage to the space’s original use, as does a railroad-watch-style clock. This unique design was created by Ferris Architects and won the New England and Connecticut award from the AIA and the 1997 National Award of Excellence in Architecture and Interior Design from the James Beard Foundation."


At 176 Main Street Southport

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176 Main Street
Southport, Connecticut
 "My great, great grandfather, Oliver Bulkley, sitting on the porch (rocking chair and top hat) of 176 Main Street. That's my great, great grandmother leaning against the pillar. Seated directly in front of my great, great grandfather, (on the porch steps) is my great grandparents, Katie Amelia Bulkley and Arthur O. Jennings (looks like the buttons on his vest are popping!)
They gave birth to my grandfather when they were 54 in 1900!
He was an only child."
Submitted by Chris Jennings of Southport

All Things Bakelite: The Age of Plastic March 1st at Pequot Library


All Things Bakelite: The Age of Plastic

Thursday, March 1, 2018  7:00 pm
Watch film about "father of modern plastics." Discuss with great-grandson of inventor.

Howard and Barbara Burr at YYY

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Howard and Barbara Burr at Ye Yacht Yard.

Photo by Al Mathewson.
Date uncertain.
Property and courtesy of: Howard Burr Collection
Thanks to Joe Rainis.

Lattice House - Southport Village - Come and Explore

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Thanks to our partnership with Southport Galleries we change our artwork every few weeks.
This piece is by Ellen Hermanos and is called "Dots Plentiful"

It measures 34 x 30 inches.

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Live Music this weekend at The Gray Goose

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Sketchy at Best with Danielle

Friday Feb.23rd at 10 PMThe Gray Goose CafeSouthport

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Saturday Feb.24th at 10 PMThe Gray Goose CafeSouthport

246 Old Post Rd
Southport, Connecticut


Learn about the 20 week CSA program from Sport Hill Farm

Spring is near!!! Longing for non-gmo, nutrient dense, fresh picked produce within 24 hours from field to plate, grown in the neighboring town of Easton? Check out below. We offer a 20 week CSA program, an extremely flexible Crop Cash program and new Art & Agriculture.

Come join our amazing community!


Wednesday, February 21, 2018

10th Annual Greenwich Boat Show April 7-8th

The Greenwich Boat Show will return April 7-8, 2018, 
at 49 River Road, Cos Cob, Connecticut. 
In 2017, over 34 different boat brands were shown, 
with 100 power boats ready to go out for a sea-trial. 
Customers choose a boat and take it out on Long Island Sound to feel how it rides. Admission is free.

Pequot Library in 1908

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Color postcard showing Pequot Library (with flagpole) in Southport, circa 1908.

Frostbiting in Southport Harbor on Sunday

Frostbiting in Southport Harbor

Howard Burr in the shop at Ye Yacht Yard in 1952

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Howard Burr inside the shop at YYY in 1952
"Photo [of Arthur Jennings] with Howard Burr in about 1952. The location is inside the YYY shop at the foot of the ladder that went to the loft where the cat lived. The box behind Howard contained tools used on his work bench." Howard is about 52 years old in this photo.
-Arthur Jennings

Mark Naftalin & Friends at the 2018 Pequot Library Mid-Winter Book Sale

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame pianist, Mark Naftalin and his talented friends performed 2 sets in 2 days this weekend for their 12th Pequot Library Mid-Winter Book Sale appearance.
WPKN broadcast both days live on air. Mark played piano solos on the Library's extraordinary Steinway concert grand piano, and was joined by a cast of Friends for an all-acoustic concert.
The Friends are:
Paul Gabriel - guitar and vocals
Chance Browne - guitar, harmonica, and vocals
Daniel J - guitar, harmonica, and vocals
J.D. Seem - guitar and vocals
Mark Zaretsky - harmonica and vocals
Manny Foglio - harmonica and vocals
Peter Menta - harmonica and percussion
Crispin Cioe - saxophone
David Anastasia - upright bass
David "Bobo" Lavorgna - upright bass
Barry Urich - drums
Mark Naftalin - piano
Hosted by Mark Naftalin and Doug Echols

Southport Harbor from Meeker's Dock in 1887

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View Mill River & docks looking east from Meeker's dock
Southport, Connecticut
Photographer: Roderick P Curtis.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: October 1887
Format: Photograph

The Merwin Mountain Band - Strange Brew

Lattice House - Southport Village - Come and Explore

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These amazing sneakers from Res Ipsa are perfect for that winter get away you are planning or for just running around town. All of Res Ipsa's products are made from vintage kilim rugs so each sneaker is unique and one of a kind. They are available in both Men's and Women's sizes. Come into Lattice House to see their full line of loafers, belts, bags and more. Res Ipsa Photo: Christopher Phillip

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Tuesday, February 20, 2018

NEAR & FAR AID SPRING GALA 2018 on March 2nd

FRIDAY, MARCH 02, 2018
670 Post Road East, Westport, CT
March 02, 2018 | 7:00 PM


Flowing Champagne & Spirits
Hors D’oeuvres / Standing Dinner
Live, Silent & Fine Wine Auctions
Spring Fashion Runway Show
Swing to a Harlem Jazz Band and
Roar into After Hours at the Late-Night Speakeasy

The winch at Ye Yacht Yard

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Early photo of the winch at YYY.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photo property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection.
With special thanks to Joe Rainis.

608 Harbor Road in 1906

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608 Harbor Road Captain Jeremiah Sturges House
Southport, Connecticut

B/w post card. This house was built in the early 19th century for Capt Jeremiah Sturges. Capt Sturges was in charge of the Mill River Fencibles during the War of 1812; he secured a post office for Southport, acted as superintendent of the breakwater for the U S Gov't--in general was one of the most important men in the village. Dr Abram B Sturges was a direct descendant of Capt Jeremiah. The 1906 picture shows the house with its facade remodelled to late 19th century taste. See _Southport, The Architectural Legacy of a Ct Village_ by Cigliano & Schwarz.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1906
Format: Photograph

Chris Frantz The Talking Head Radio Show Friday Feb.23rd

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Pequot Library's Fundraising Gala April 7th

SAVE THE DATE: Pequot Library’s Annual Fundraising Gala April 7, 2018 Do not miss this event!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Harbor Road at today's Perry Green, 1870's

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

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

Vintage Pequot School patch

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Vintage Pequot School patch. Courtesy of Beth Northrop,

Latest video from Tom Tom Club - As Above So Below

Lattice House - Southport Village - Come and Explore

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German Shot Glasses in Red Barrel Case
Very Cool Bar Item
4 Stainless cups tuck into a fitted red barrel - each piece stamped Made in Germany.

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411 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Rare Southport Video from 1928-1930

Courtesy of the Codge Bullard Archive.

Westway Road And Harbor Road 1906

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Westway Road a.k.a. West Main Sreet
Southport, Connecticut
Description: B/w post card. Printed on front: "Southport 1906. West Main Street." The view is from the intersection of Harbor Road and Westway Road looking north. On the left is the Henry Perry House (with columns), #45 Westway Road.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1906
Format: Photograph

Monday, February 12, 2018

Kids' Candymaking Workshop at Pequot Library Feb.13th


Kids' Candymaking Workshop

at Pequot Library
Tuesday, February 13, 2018  4:00 pm
Grades K-8, make Valentine's Day chocolate treats, gift box, and card. Registration required.

Valentine's Dinner at Artisan Southport


HEAVY CREAM at Horseshoe Cafe on Feb.12th

Coming this Monday 2/12 to the Shoe - "Heavy Cream" - tribute to the music of Eric Clapton, Jack Bruce, and Ginger Baker! 8-9pm Feature Show. Please note the early start-time!
Acoustic Jam follows!

Horseshoe Cafe - 355 Pequot Avenue -Southport Village

Sunday, February 11, 2018

Cockenoe Island Westport CT - Squalus Marine Divers

Tom Tom Club: NPR Music Tiny Desk Concert

Tom Tom Club began as a side project of Talking Heads' rhythm section: the bass of Tina Weymouth and the drums of Chris Frantz. The group's music was a staple of parties and clubs back then, and the music took on a life of its own in various samples and remakes, especially in the pop hit "Genius of Love." Watch the legendary band perform in a rare acoustic set at the NPR Music offices. Set List: "Wordy Rappinghood" "Genius Of Love" "Only The Strong Survive" For More Tiny Desk Concerts, visit

July 1929 Southport Harbor real estate ad

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This is a rare full page real estate advertisement for a waterfront property for sale on Harbor Road in Southport at Rose Hill Road, from Motor Boating magazine, page 8, July 1929 edition
  (when supersized, note car top left of photo in driveway). 

Main Street and Harbor Road in 1911

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Main Street, South, East side at Harbor Road
Southport, Connecticut
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: circa 1911
Format: Photograph/postcard

Southport Trust Co. in 1908

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Bank/Southport Trust Co.

Southport, Connecticut
Description: Written on reverse: "Dec. '08. Mr. _____ on steps of Trust Co." The man on the steps may be Richard Demarest, who served as secretary/treasurer of the Southport Trust Co. The shop building to the left is #207 Main St, before it was moved back and considerably altered to make it a residence.

Creator: V Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1908?
Format: Photograph

Lattice House - Southport Village - Come and Explore

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Valentines Day Gift Idea #4
How about a cool Mens Wallet, Dopp Kit or belt made of a an antique kilim rug?
Each item is unique and one of a kind.
Res Ipsa

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Site of 24 Old South Road in 1935

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Theodora (Dora) Bulkley House, site 24 Old South Road
Southport, Connecticut
Description: This view of the house was taken looking west. The house in the left background is the Jonathan Bulkley house which stood on the opposite corner of Old South and Harbor Roads.

Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: circa 1935
Format: Photograph

1927 Bacon Wakeman Realty Fairfield CT

1927 Blotter - Bacon Wakeman Realty, Fairfield CT.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Watch Nick Murray - Porsche 911 992 next generation release dates

credit: Nick Murray

The up coming next generation 911 known as the 992 will be released shortly, how long do you need to wait for your favorite model? Nick's store of funny t-shirts Find me on FB here Find me on Twitter here

Friday, February 9, 2018

TONIGHT! Mystic Bowie's Birthday Bash 2018 on Feb.9th at Wall Street Theater in Norwalk

Wall Street Theater in presents Mystic Bowie’s Birthday Bash 2018! February 9th Featuring | Freddie McGregor | Publik Report TICKETS

Image: Wall Street Theater/Mystic Bowie