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Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Pequot Library's Annual Holiday Caroling Party and Open House Friday Dec. 14th

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Pequot Library's
Annual Holiday Caroling Party and Open House

Friday December 14th
5pm - 7pm

A holiday tradition of family fun continues!
• Take a horse-drawn carriage ride through Southport Village
• Decorate cookies
• Make a pine cone bird feeder and other holiday crafts
• Listen to St. Thomas Aquinas choir and more!

Free and open to the public.

Help Pequot Library give back this holiday season!
Donations of new (unwrapped) English or Spanish books to benefit the ESL program at the Bridgeport Public Libraries are welcome.


Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides:

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.: Tickets required for carriage ride.
Tickets available at the circulation desk inside the library starting at 5:00 p.m.

6:30 – 7:00 p.m.: Open seating for carriage rides. First come, first served. Last ride at 7:00 p.m.


Thank you to our sponsors:
Fairfield Veterinary Hospital
720 Pequot Ave, Southport, CT 06890

Monday, December 10, 2018

20th Annual Holiday 5K Run/Walk for Toys Dec. 16th

20th Annual Holiday 5K Run/Walk for Toys 

Sunday, December 16!

Online pre-registration for the race closes on Thursday, Dec 13th at 8pm. Registration will re-open on Saturday 12/15 at SoundRunner during packet pickup 10am-12 noon, and on site at the race on Sunday, Dec 16th at 8am. Race registration fees increase to $15 for ages 19 & over on Saturday & Sunday. This family friendly event has one simple goal - to make as many kids happy through the Holidays as possible.   
To help us achieve this goal, as part of your entry fee, we ask that you bring a new, unwrapped toy suitable for children between 1-16 years old.
All toys collected at the event and are donated to the Fairfield Police Toy Drive. THIS YEAR THE FFLD POLICE HAVE DEDICATED OUR COLLECTION TO “SAVE THE CHILDREN” headquartered in Fairfield. They will be distributed to children in need in and around the Fairfield County area. Additional proceeds from the run will be donated to the Fairfield Police Union Scholarship Fund, Fairfield Police Explorers and Operation Warm through the Fairfield Fire Dept., which provides brand new winter coats to children in need.
Our course through the South Pine Creek area of Fairfield is FLAT, fun, and easily doable even for the youngest runners. Last year our runners ranged from 6 to 81! In 2012 the "Girls on the Run" team made this their final event and brought in close to 40 girls aged 12 and under. If the conditions permit nearly half of a mile will be on a groomed, flat trail on part of a land trust. The decision on which course is used will be made on Friday 12/14 after evaluating the conditions and weather predictions.
Our fees are family friendly - our event welcomes even the youngest of runners and walkers.
$11 for 19 & older thru December 13. Donation then increases to $15 online & on site.
$8 for 18 & under AND 70+ thru 12/13. Donation then increases to $10 online & on site.
Thanks for joining us and making a difference in our community. 
We will have plenty of food and hot fluids when you are done thanks to Taco Loco and their catering team. 
We also have a nice warm spot to relax in! There will be some shirts for sale at $15 and free massage therapy thanks to TONY TRUJILLO from TONY’S KNEADED TOUCH.

Thursday, December 6, 2018

TODAY - 27th Annual Southport Christmas Walk Thursday Dec. 6th

27th Annual 
Southport Village Christmas Walk

Thursday December 6th
Arrive by 4:30pm and earlier to shop Santa arrives at 5pm by Southport Volunteer Fire Truck
Gather at 5 Corners for caroling while waiting for Santa

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Spic and Span Market Christmas Orders - ORDER EARLY

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Holiday Fair December 4th at Mill Hill School

Holiday Fair December 4th at Mill Hill School 6pm-9pm in the Mill Hill School Gym 635 Mill Hill Terrace Southport OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Monday, December 3, 2018

Horseshoe Cafe presents Jill Pollack-Rutsky on Monday Dec. 3rd in Southport Village

Jill Pollack-Rutsky makes her re-scheduled appearance tomorrow at the Horseshoe Cafe in (12/3 at 8:30PM). Be sure to join us. The open-jam follows the feature show!


Saturday, December 1, 2018

Scandinavian Club Holiday Fair December 1st

Scandinavian Club 
A n n u a l H o l i d a y F a i r 

Saturday December 1st 10am-3pm
1351 South Pine Creek Road Fairfield, CT

Tom Tom Club - Il Est Ne

Howard Burr Awaits Winter at YYY

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Howard Burr Awaits Winter.
From The Bridgeport Post 10/3/84.
Property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection.
Special thanks to Joe Rainis.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Chris Frantz The Talking Head Radio Show TODAY Nov. 30th

Chris Frantz The Talking Head Radio Show Friday November 30, 2018 

4pm-6:50pm EST on 89.5FM and STREAMS LIVE on all devices worldwide at Featured Guest Richard Lloyd

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Grammy Nominated Choral Group to Perform at Trinity Church Dec. 2nd in Southport

Grammy Nominated Choral Group to Perform
at Trinity Episcopal Church 
in Southport Dec. 2nd
Grammy-nominated choral group Seraphic Fire will perform a Christmas show with music spanning over 1000 years at Trinity Episcopal Church on Sunday, December 2nd at 4:00 p.m. Based in Florida, the group is known across the US for their inspirational and transformative performances.

Co-Sponsored by WSHU Public Radio the performance, part of the ensemble’s Seraphc Fire Christmas concert schedules, is for all ages. Their music will include well known carols such as O Come All Ye Faithful and O Little Town of Bethlehem, a world premiere anthem, and a number of Gregorian Chants – a staple of their repertory.

Since 2002, Seraphic Fire has brought together professional vocal and instrumental artists from around the country to perform music from medieval chants and Baroque classics, to Brahms and contemporary composers. 
A sampling of their past performances is available on their website here.

Tickets range in price for Students/Seniors to a family package for five, as well as options for preferred seating. 
WHAT:            Seraphic Fire Choral Group
WHEN:            Sunday, December 2nd at 4:00 pm
WHERE:         Trinity Episcopal Church, 651 Pequot Avenue at the Corner of Center Street,                                 Southport, CT (Exit 19 off of i-95)
COST:            $25-$110, price ranges from Student to Family 
QUESTIONS: Call the Church at (203) 255-0454

About Trinity Episcopal Church

Trinity Episcopal Church is located in the historic seaside district of Southport at 651 Pequot Avenue (at Center Street) and welcomes all seekers. Trinity is active in the greater community and holds several benefit events throughout the year.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Town of Fairfield STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETING for RTM Districts 8 & 10 Dec. 5th at Southport Galleries

Attention District 8 & 10 Residents:

Your RTM Representatives would like to update you on our Town's Strategic planning efforts and communicate ways you can provide your input to this important planning initiative. 

The Board of Selectman has established a Strategic Plan Committee (SPC) to develop a Plan for the town with a time horizon of 5-10+ years. This will be the first time Fairfield has done this. The SPC reports directly to the BOS. The potential issues 'the Plan' will address are things like: Taxes, Spending, Education, Economic Development, Infrastructure, etc. The SPC is  looking to obtain input from as many town residents as possible, since this project will outline what direction the town will take in setting policy over the next 5 - 10+ years.

As part of the planning process the SPC has been conducting workshops to collect input, viewpoints and ideas from across town and constituents: Residents, Business, town employees & managers, elected officials and students, both K-12 & Universities. In addition to the Community workshops already conducted, the SPC has also been assisting various organizations in running their own workshops such as: community organizations, religious organizations, clubs, PTAs, RTM Districts, etc.  

We have scheduled a session to provide an update and gather your input, for our two RTM Districts. This session will be similar to the larger community workshops already conducted, and will allow you to provide your input if you missed those sessions. By attending, you will be provided an update on the status and can submit your ideas.

RTM District 8 & 10 Strategic Planning update meeting:
Date: Wednesday December 5, 2018
Time: 7pm
Location: Southport Galleries - 330 Pequot Avenue Southport CT   

If you cannot attend, your ideas are still important. You can also go online at to fill in a questionnaire & survey. There are ones for adults and youth. 

Additionally, if you prefer you can also go to a Town Website at provide other general input.

To date the SPC has input from 500+ people, which may be more than most other community projects have done. However, the SPC would like much more, and there are many sessions planned possible between now and the end of the year, and a request to at least complete the survey.

Thank you for your participation.

Bubbles and Baubles at Fairfield Women's Exchange Nov. 29th

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Bubbles and Baubles

at Fairfield Women's Exchange 

332 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Thursday November 29, 2018
4:30pm - 7pm


Lattice House - Southport Village - Come and Explore

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Yup! They are back!!!!
Fresh from Sweden our Gnomes are here!
Come by and say hello!!

#tomte #hostessgift #greatgifts 

Lattice House 

Come and Explore

411 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

W.B. Meeker & Son's

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An old advertisement from The Southport Chronicle.
From Arthur Jennings Collection.

Elwood Brothers Market 1880's In Southport

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Elwood Bros. Store Main Street Southport, CT circa 1880's
The Elwood Brothers market was in what appears to be a one-story wing on the Molly Pike Tavern building. (It is hard to tell from this picture if the market was separate from the tavern structure or part of it. No definitive picture of the Pike Tavern exists that we know of). The market was at the corner of Main and Center Street. The building burned down in 1894. About 1879 George E. and William F. Elwood opened a grocery here. George took over alone in 1888 and put up his own sign by 1889 (according to an old picture shown in the Ffld News 27 July 1929, so this picture was taken between 1879 and 1889. The picture was taken from the other side of Main St, probably from the top story of one of the buildings, Jennings Market at 252 Main, the Nichols store north of Jennings, or the old bank building at 227 Main. This picture was found in the John Daley scrapbook.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Chris Frantz The Talking Head Radio Show Friday Nov. 30th

Chris Frantz The Talking Head Radio Show Friday November 30, 2018 

4pm-6:50pm EST on 89.5FM and STREAMS LIVE on all devices worldwide at Featured Guest Richard Lloyd

Jill Pollack-Rutsky with Ray Simonelli at Horseshoe Cafe Monday Nov. 26th

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Coming Monday 11/26 to the Horseshoe Cafe - Jill Pollack-Rutsky with Ray Simonelli in the Feature Spot followed by the weekly open-jam. Stop down and join us!
Richard Keith's Leather Jacket will be making an appearance too! 


Saturday, November 24, 2018

Annual Black Friday/Saturday Pequot Library Book Sale Nov. 23-24th

Annual Black Friday/Saturday Pequot Library Book Sale 2018 November 23-24th 9am-5pm ⁦


Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Sasquatch (Bigfoot) runs in Southport Thanksgiving Day Race

Sasquatch (Bigfoot) runs in Thanksgiving Day Race

Written by E. Packer Wilbur
Running close to the front in the 1978 Pequot Runners Five Mile Thanksgiving Day Race in Southport, Connecticut, Andy Garson could hear heavy breathing just ahead of him and noticed a strong odor like charred wood or maybe burning rubber. As he covered the next few hundred yards he could hear the breathing drift behind him and the smell disappeared. Looking around, Andy couldn’t see the other runner and, as he neared the finish he began to focus on his own race and pushed the odd event into his subconscious. Later and on reflection, he thought: "well, I was kind of running on autopilot at the time and the endorphins must have been flowing so I could easily have been imagining things."

In 1985 the Thanksgiving Day Race was run during a light snowfall and Peter Donovan was coasting along well within his limits, enjoying the scenery and the companionship of the many other runners. About halfway through the Race, passing Sasco Creek Road, he began to see very large shoeless footprints appearing in the snow, one after another, just ahead of him and to his left. The effect was almost mesmerizing in its regularity. The snow was muffling the sound of footfalls so Peter couldn’t hear anything and, peering through the falling snow and the slight early morning mist drifting in from the Sound, he couldn’t see anyone either. Since his ears had already been assaulted by bagpipers at the beginning of the race and, later, by the "Theme from Rocky" blasting from a house on Beachside, perhaps he couldn’t have heard anything anyway. He soon moved ahead of the mysterious phenomenon and later, in his mind, ascribed it to the onset of runner’s high and maybe not enough sleep the night before the race. During the 1990's, the Pequot Running Club began to use tracking systems to automatically record the numbers and times of runners as they crossed the finish line. Duncan Harris was in charge of this process as it was developed and refined over the years and, as the years passed, he noticed that the same long nine digit number kept appearing in the tally – a number not assigned to any runner. It was as if someone or something had crossed the line unseen except by the electronic finishing technology. At first, he wrote it off as an anomaly which could be expected in such a complicated process but when the same number kept appearing year after year it became a topic for Board level discussion. No one could come up with an explanation and outside experts were similarly baffled.

The strange recurring number bothered Duncan, a scientist with a trained and mostly orderly mind. During a quiet vacation with his family in the Caribbean in the late winter of 2011, he took along the book Enigma: The Battle for the Code about the breaking of the German "Enigma" code during World War II. While reading the book, he thought about his finish results and wondered if the recurring number could be a form of code. Taking this idea as an hypothesis, his mind began to work on the problem and, as his daughters report, Duncan might as well have been on Mars for the rest of the holiday.

Working with some of the concepts from the book and his own knowledge of coding and computer analysis, it took about a week of effort for Duncan to identify the number as the likely product of a somewhat arcane coding system known as a Trifid Cipher (spelled with a single "f" unlike the plant species). Based on this insight, he painstakingly translated the recurring nine digit number into the word "SASQUATCH" and the pieces began to fall into place. Since the implications of this word were even more upsetting than its continued recurrence, Duncan kept his thinking to himself until the next Board meeting which led Peter to again mention his mysterious experience and Andy to then remember his own encounter.

This wasn’t something that Jeff Palmer, President of the Pequot Running Club  
wanted to put into the Board Minutes. Runners are all too aware that many non-runners think they must be out of their minds and this would certainly be further confirmation. Accordingly, the Board decided not to record their discussion of the possibility of an eight foot tall mythical creature running every year in their Thanksgiving Day Race.
Several Club members did do some historical research which didn’t yield much. About the best hypothesis anyone could come up with is that Sasquatch, sometimes known as Bigfoot, was somehow affiliated with the Sasqua and Pequot Indians who lived in the Southport area. Most other sightings of Bigfoot have been in the Pacific Northwest which could indicate that after the Great Swamp Fight in 1637 in Southport, he moved west ahead of encroaching settlers and the gold rush, ending up in the most wooded portion of the west coast.

Why would he come back to Southport? Well, a few wolves seem to be moving east and south back to New England – maybe Bigfoot moves with the wolves. Around Thanksgiving there are lots of wild turkeys in this area and perhaps it is appropriate for Sasquatch to have his turkey too. None of us can figure out how he could be so numerate as to be able to use a ciphering system invented in 1901 or why he runs with the
Pequot Running Club but then the legend of Sasquatch or Bigfoot is enshrouded in mystery anyway and explanation is perhaps best left to future generations.
E. Packer Wilbur

Note: The Pequot Running Club Five Mile Thanksgiving Day Race in Southport, Connecticut, was inaugurated in 1978 and has now been run on Thanksgiving Day mornings. More than 5,200 runners and walkers participated in the 2011 Race.
The Race proceeds go to local charitable organizations including The Wakeman Boys and Girls Club, The Laddie Lawrence Scholarship Fund at Staples High School, Westport EMS, The Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Fairfield Counseling Services, The Keystone Club (Fairfield), Fairfield Police Explorers, and The Weston High School Boosters.

Monday, November 19, 2018

STEELY DAN FANS Don't miss this show at Horseshoe Cafe Monday Nov. 19th in Southport

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WEEK 3 - "HORSESHOES FOR HOPE" Series Finale!!

Join us this Monday 11/19 at 8pm at the Horseshoe Cafe for a Show with Logical Pretzel
(an amazing and outstanding Steely Dan Tribute).

Please bring a non-perishable food item(s) for donation for our Thanksgiving Community Food Drive for Operation Hope!

You definately won't want to miss this show!

Our open acoustic jam follows! See you there!

HORSESHOE CAFE - 355 Pequot Ave. Southport Village