UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe

Wednesday, July 17, 2019

Pequot Library's 59th Annual Summer Book Sale July 26th-30th

One of the largest book sales in New England
Over 100,000 books, plus CDs, DVDs, records, and unique Specials. All items gently used and donated to Pequot Library.
Admission is FREE and open to the public. Proceeds directly fund Pequot Library’s annual educational programs, events, and services.

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Wakeman Boys & Girls Club is hosting their 2nd Over the Edge rappelling event September 14th


Wakeman Boys & Girls Club is hosting their 2nd Over the Edge rappelling event on Saturday, September 14. 

Individuals who raise a minimum of $1,000 will secure a spot to rappel 16 stories down the People’s United Bank corporate headquarters in downtown Bridgeport. Last year, 75 people rappelled and raised $144,000 for Wakeman programs!

No rappelling experience is necessary, and all ages are welcome to participate! 

Last year nearly all the participants had no prior rappelling experience and rappellers ranged in ages from 14 to mid-70s. The only requirement is participants must weigh between 100 and 300 pounds. This is a once in a lifetime opportunity that you can check off your bucket list! 

Over the Edge for Wakeman Boys & Girls Club

Saturday, September 14, 2019

People’s United Bank Corporate Headquarters

850 Main Street, Bridgeport

Learn more and register herewww.OTEwakeman.com
Click here to see the video from last year to get a taste of the amazing adventure: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vsRak0rmVPU

Monday, July 15, 2019

Horseshoe Cafe presents Philip Cameron Monday July 15th!

Join us this Monday for a great night of live music!
Philip Cameron takes the 8:30PM Feature Spot, followed by the Open Jam!
See you there.

HORSESHOE CAFE - 355 PEQUOT AVENUE - SOUTHPORT 

Friday, July 12, 2019

FLASHBACK: Opti Rumble 2014 - Southport CT PHOTOS

Opti Rumble 2014





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All photos: Eric Sundman

FLASHBACK: 2009 Opti Rumble Regatta

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At the docks at PYC preparing for the regatta on Saturday.

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The fleet leaving Southport Harbor passing Ye Yacht Yard.

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Over 115 sailors competed offshore Southport on Saturday.

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Crossing the finish, Sasco Hill/Pine Creek Beach in the distance.

The Optimist was designed in 1947 by Clark Mills. The design was slightly modified and introduced to Europe by the Dane, Axel Damsgaard, and spread outwards across Europe from Scandinavia. The design was standardized in 1960 and became a strict one-design in 1995.

The International Optimist is sailed in over 100 countries by over 160,000 skippers and it is the ONLY yacht approved by the International Sailing Federation exclusively for sailors under 16. Quite simply, it's the dinghy in which the world learns to sail. It's worth noting that at the Beijing Olympics, 85% of medal winning skippers were former Optimist dinghy sailors. The International Optimist is the ideal introduction to sailing. It enables sailors to easily and quickly gain confidence on the water, whilst developing the essential sailing skills and techniques for the future. The Optimist is safe, unsinkable, easy & fun to sail, and readily transportable on car roof racks. The Optimist is a true International One Design class, with identical boats made of a durable GRP Hull, which means minimal maintenance, and may be purchased complete with sail and "dolly", a small trailor made specifically for the Optimist. The Optimist is the perfect sailing package for sailors under 16!


2009 Opti Rumble Slideshows: (CUT AND PASTE EACH LINK INTO NEW WINDOW):

2009 Opti Rumble Photostreams: (CUT AND PASTE EACH LINK INTO NEW WINDOW):

FLASHBACK: July 10th 2010 Opti Rumble - PYC Southport

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Over 100 Junior sailors from area yacht clubs competed in races on Saturday in the waters between Southport Harbor channel and Kensie Point. The threat of severe weather postponed the races by almost 2 hours.

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Barbara Burr's PAGAN on the rails at YYY

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Barbara Burr's sloop "PAGAN" on the rails at Ye Yacht Yard.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photograph property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis

Howard and Barbara Burr at Ye Yacht Yard

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Howard and Barbara Burr at Ye Yacht Yard.
A rare view from inside the shop. Date uncertain.
Thanks to Dave Peck for sharing this incredible and historic photo.

Hebert Candies Post Road Southport

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Hebert Candies
Undated postcard from probably the 1950's, Hebert Candies
store on the Post Road in Southport across from Hulls Highway.

Thursday, July 11, 2019

FLASHBACK: Over 100 Junior Sailors competed in the 2013 Opti Rumble on Saturday

The first Opti heads out on Saturday morning.


























View from Ye Yacht Yard.

An amazing sight.

View from Southport Beach.


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Look closely to see just how wide the field is.

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View from Sasco Beach.