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Saturday, May 18, 2019

TODAY: Greens Farms Garden Club Plant Sale Saturday May 18th

Greens Farms Garden Club PLANT SALE Saturday May 18, 2019 on Sherman Green Post Road Fairfield 9am - 1pm Locally grown perennials, annuals and some surprises!

Friday, May 17, 2019

Southport Conservancy 37th Annual Meeting May 19th

Trinity Southport to Host Jazz and Ragtime Pianist on May 18th

Trinity Southport to Host Jazz and Ragtime Pianist on May 18th

Music lovers from Fairfield, Bridgeport, Westport, Southport and the surrounding area are invited to enjoy a special jazz and ragtime piano performance at Trinity Episcopal Church in Southport on Saturday, May 18h at 4:00 pm.

Renowned pianist Tony Caramia will lead the program, called Piano Potpourri, in which he will play works in multiple styles, including Ragtime (early 1900s), Novelty Piano (from the 20s), and contemporary jazz arrangements and improvisations on well-known tunes. His program will include 16 composers (eight men, eight women), including Joplin, Boulanger, Gershwin, and Marian McPartland. 

Caramia is currently Professor of Piano at the Eastman School of Music at the University of Rochester.  He received the 2010 Outstanding Achievement Award from SUNY Fredonia. He was a featured performer at the prestigious Rochester International Jazz Festival, recent National Conferences on Keyboard Pedagogy, and the 50th Anniversary of the New School for Music Study, in Princeton, NJ.  A strong advocate of theme recitals, he has presented multi-media tributes to composers George Gershwin, Billy Mayerl, Harold Arlen, Richard Rodgers, and Dana Suesse—The Girl Gershwin.  

This one-time only program is open to ALL members of the community. No affiliation with the Church is required. 

WHAT:         Performance by Jazz and Ragtime Pianist Tony Caramia
WHEN:         Saturday, May 18th 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:          Tickets are $15.00 per senior or student; $20 general admission; and $65 for a family package. Purchase online 
TICKETS:     Buy online at
PHOTO:        A photo of Mr. Caramia and additional information can be found here
QUESTIONS:  Call the Church at (203) 255-0454

About Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity Church is a resilient Episcopal congregation rooted in a strong heritage of faith and renewal. Through joyful worship and its musical legacy, Trinity celebrates our loving God. The Church’s mission is to foster and engage in servant leadership alongside the wider community. Trinity has been a presence in the Southport Connecticut area for almost a quarter of a millennium.  

Town of Fairfield Annual Clam Clinic June 8th

The Fairfield 2019 Clam Clinic will be held Saturday, June 8th 
at Sasco Hill Beach from 9am - 11am. 

Monday, May 13, 2019

Horseshoe Cafe Presents Riva Jean & Nick Arne TONIGHT Monday May 13th

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At The Shoe TONIGHT Monday 5/13! 
Riva Jean along with Nick Arne will be taking the 8:30PM Feature spot
followed by a fantastic line-up of local talent as part of the Monday Jam.
Join us- your Monday's will never be the same!


Friday, May 10, 2019

Mother’s Day Pancake Breakfast May 12th

Bring the whole family to Sea Scout Ship 84 
Mother’s Day Family Breakfast May 12th
 at @trinity_spt_ct in #SouthportCT

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

An early "R" class at Southport

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An early "R" class at Southport.
Thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this image from the past.
From Arthur Jennings Collection.

NEAR & FAR AID Designer House Tour May 10th

Monday, May 6, 2019

Thursday, May 2, 2019

In the shop at Ye Yacht Yard circa 1930's

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In the shop at Ye Yacht Yard circa 1930's.
Southport, Connecticut
Photographer and date unknown (most likely 1930's).
 Back of photo identifies from left to right: Jimmy Buckley, Roy Thorpe, Howard Burr, and Louis Grudzinski.
Special thanks to Joe Rainis and the Howard Burr Collection.

Spic & Span Market NOW OPEN SUNDAYS!

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G R E A T  N E W S !

Spic & Span Market

is now OPEN SUNDAYS 8:00am - 2:00pm 

Meat Department - Deli - Groceries - Produce

photo/content: Greg Peck

Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Pequot Library Hosts Director of the Guards Museum to Tell the Story of the Five Regiments that Protect Her Royal Majesty on May 5th

 Guarding Queen Elizabeth II:  

Pequot Library Hosts Director of the Guards Museum to Tell the Story of the Five Regiments that Protect Her Royal Majesty

SOUTHPORT, CT (April 30, 2019)
 – Pequot Library will host a rare opportunity for members of the community to hear directly from Andrew Wallis, Guards Museum Director, as  he speaks about the roles and history of the five regiments of the British Foot Guards and the amazing collections of The Guards Museum.

Taking place on 
the evening of Sunday, May 5th, this free presentation will trace the proud history of these five iconic regiments, their roles and relevance today, the history of the museum, and the challenges it faces in these austere times. Mr. Wallis will bring rare and interesting artifacts to illustrate his inspiring and memorable lecture and will share some royal anecdotes, which will undoubtedly bring a smile to everyone’s face.
The Guards Museum in Wellington Barracks, London is home to a unique collection of artifacts and memorabilia dating back four hundred years and representing the history of the five regiments of Foot Guards.
The Museum is located close to Buckingham Palace, within Wellington Barracks which is the headquarters of the five regiments of Foot Guards, namely, the Grenadiers, Coldstream, Scots, Irish and Welsh Guards – acknowledged as setting and maintaining the highest possible standards of the British Army. Together with the two regiments of cavalry, The Life Guards and the Blues and Royals, they comprise Her Majesty’s Household Division.
The event is free and open to the public. 

Reservations are required, however. Register here. 
WHAT:         Presentation by Andrew Wallis, Guards Museum Director
WHEN:         Sunday, May 5th at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm 
WHERE:      Pequot Library, 
720 Pequot Avenue near the Corner of Center Street, Southport, CT (Exit 19 off of i-95)
COST:          Tickets are free though registration is required. Register 
QUESTIONS:  Call the Library at (203) 259-0346 or e-mail:

Southport Harbor circa 1880-1900

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

Trinity Church circa 100+ years ago

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Trinity Church, Pequot Avenue Southport, Connecticut.
Old photo in poor condition. Date unknown.
From Arthur Jennings collection.

Rare photo showing the area east of the Lower Wharf in 1929

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Sasco Hill, Sasco Beach, and McKenzie's Point in the background.
"This photo is circa 1929 showing the area east of the Lower Wharf. Note the mooring hoist to the left and the vintage cars to the lower right and across the harbor along the beach. (There is an object in the center of the photo which appears to be along the breakwater. I have put a loupe to the image and cannot be certain what it is. At times I see a sail boat with a mast. Other times I see what appears to be a float plane, with tail to the left and prop to the right. Whatever is happening, there are a few spectators with the number of cars in the photo)."
"The property on which the photo was taken belonged to my father and his family. The original parcel was about 4 acres and went back to Willow Street. It also included an undetermined amount of what is now YYY, and included what is now 1000 Harbor Road, the house that one time had the tower. On the hill was mounted cannon during the war of 1812 to protect the entrance of the harbor. My dad build his home on the hill in the 1920's. At that time the land was used as an apple orchard and grazing land for cattle." -Arthur Jennings

Many thanks to Arthur Jennings, for sharing this rare image.

Monday, April 29, 2019

TONIGHT: Horseshoe Cafe Presents Mike Hatfield

TONIGHT: Mike Hatfield takes the 8:30PM Feature Spot
Monday at @HorseshoeCafeCT (4/29).
Stop by and join us for a great feature set,
and an evening of great music that follows.
New Players always welcome.
The player's list goes out at 7:30PM
#SouthportCT #FairfieldCT

Town Dock at YYY 1940's

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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

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"This photo shows Howard's mooring lift with an old style steel mooring float." -Arthur Jennings
Also, the old Pilot House roof to the far right is visible.

Thursday, April 25, 2019

Southport Harbor and Breakwater October 1888

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Southport Harbor & Breakwater
Southport, Connecticut
Description: Photographer: Roderick P. Curtis. Written on reverse: "Oct '88. View taken from Inner Pier. Southport Conn. looking North." Seen in background, from left to right: Lower Wharf; site #935 Harbor Road, "Set-a-Spell"; 892 Harbor Road, Jonathan Bulkley House; Meeker docks; buildings on waterfront on present Harbor Road, and in distance the tide mill.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: October 1888
Format: Photograph

Listen to Chris Frantz The Talking Head Radio Show on Friday

LISTEN TO Chris Frantz The Talking Head Radio Show | Friday April 26, 2019 4pm-6:50pm EST on @WPKNradio 89.5FM and STREAMS LIVE on all devices worldwide at and archived @ChrisFrantzTTC #TalkingHeads #FairfieldCT #SouthportCT Image: #ChrisFrantz #TomTomClub

Junior League of Eastern Fairfield County Healthy Families 5K April 28th

Register early for the Junior League's must-attend event of the season!
The Junior League's 5th annual 5k run/walk at Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo on April 28! 

Perfect for serious runners, families, strollers, etc. 

Register here:

Sip & Shop in Southport Village until 8pm on Thursday

TODAY Thursday 4/25 it’s the Pequot Library Derby Day "SIP & SHOP", from 5pm to 8pm! 
15% of total sales go to supporting the @PequotLibrary 

Head over to both J. McLaughlin and the Fairfield Women's Exchange today!

TODAY! Pequot Library Derby Day "SIP & SHOP", at Fairfield Women’s Exchange and J. McLaughlin

TODAY 4/25! Don’t miss Pequot Library’s  Derby Day "SIP & SHOP", from 5pm to 8pm!
 15% of total sales go to supporting the Pequot Library
thanks to the generosity of both J. McLaughlin and the Fairfield Women's Exchange.
Enjoy light sips and spring shopping with Stephanie Joy Coakley, Caroline Owens Crawford,
and more from our staff in preparation for Pequot’s Derby Day.⁣
SIP&SHOP meets at J. McLaughlin, 342 Pequot Ave at 5pm. We hope to see you there!

Wednesday, April 24, 2019