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Monday, June 24, 2019

TONIGHT! Horseshoe Cafe presents Crispin + Friends Monday June 24th

THEY'RE BACK!!! Stop in for this "don't miss show" 
at the The Horseshoe Cafe on Monday 6/24 
with Crispin Cioe, Tyger MacNeal, Ed Wright, and Bill Nollman. 
It's a special 1 Hour Feature Show that starts at 8pm.
 See you there!

Lower Wharf Southport circa 1960's

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Anchorage between Lower Wharf (left) and Ye Yacht Yard (right).
Circa 1960's.
From Arthur Jennings Collection

The Shellfishers off Pine Creek

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The Shellfishers off Pine Creek Beach.

Dredging around Ye Yacht Yard

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Dredging YYY-circa pre-1940.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photograph property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Saturday, June 22, 2019

Connecticut Hang-A-Quilt Day in Southport Village June 22nd

Historic Southport Village will be the setting of a colorful outdoor display of quilts on Saturday, June 22 (rain date June 29).

The event will be held as part of Connecticut Hang-A-Quilt Day to celebrate the creative use of fabric and thread in traditional and modern works of art. Quilts supplied by area residents will be on display 
from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. along Pequot Avenue between Station Street and the Five Corners (Old Post Road). Local quilters will be on hand to demonstrate techniques and answer questions about the quilts.

Midsummer Celebration at Scandinavian Club June 22nd

Annual Scandinavian Midsummer Celebration 
held at Scandinavian Club 
1351 South Pine Creek Road
Fairfield CT
 12pm Saturday June 22nd 

Southport Breakwater in the summer of 1941

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Southport Breakwater in the summer of 1941.
Notice the rows of moored boats where the sandbar is currently.
Photo: Codge Bullard Archive

Southport Harbor Dredging circa 1960's

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Southport Harbor Dredging circa 1960's
Photographer and exact date unknown. Dredging Southport Harbor circa 1961-1962?
View from old Meeker Docks.
Photo property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Rare pin from the DAR Fountain Dedication in Southport 1903

Rare pin from the dedication and unveiling of the Daughters of The American Revolution fountain at the intersection of Main Street, Center Street at Harbor Road in Southport, Connecticut.
The dedication and veiling ceremony was held on June 17, 1903.
Courtesy of and special thanks to Arthur Jennings Collection

Friday, June 21, 2019

June 21st is Howard B. Burr Day in Fairfield


HOWARD B. BURR DAY
26 years ago on June 21st, 1991, Fairfield First Selectwoman Jacquelyn C. Durrell proclaimed Friday June 21, 1991 and June 21st thereafter as Howard B. Burr Day. Also on this day in 1991, the Dedication Ceremony & Celebration of the Southport Harbor 350th Anniversary flagpole at YYY was held.
Info from the Southport Conservancy publication The Packet, from Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Howard Burr in the shop at YYY

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Howard Burr in the shop at Ye Yacht Yard.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photograph property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

We Honor Jennifer Cargill on Summer Solstice

Please join Southport Galleries this Friday, June 21st from 6-8PM for their 2nd annual Summer Solstice Exhibition held at Southport Galleries in Southport Village. Join New England’s finest artists: Patricia Ganek-Davis, Cathy Doocy, Joyce Grasso, Brechin Morgan, and Linda Puiatti in honoring Jennifer Cargill’s legacy at the gallery.

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Pequot Library’s Annual 4th of July Bike Parade

Pequot Library’s 
Annual 4th of July Bike Parade
July 4, 2019 
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Bikes leave the starting line at 10am!
Celebrate the 4th of July with the annual Pequot bike parade! Bring your festively decorated bike, scooter, or wagon to Five Corners in Southport Village and parade to the Great Lawn for some fun and games!
Face-painting, sack races, hula hoop contest, and crafts
Hot dogs, ice cream, and drinks available
Free and open to the public. 
All ages welcome. No registration required.


Fairfield Police Department 2nd Annual Sunset 5k July 24th

Fairfield Police Department 
2nd Annual Sunset 5k July 24th

Join the Fairfield Police Department 
on Wednesday July 24, 2019
at Penfield Beach for their 
2nd Annual Fairfield Police Sunset 5K! 
This is a great family friendly event with a food truck rodeo
 to follow in the Penfield Beach parking lot. 
For more information and to register, go to fpdcops.com/5k

Thursday, June 20, 2019

Diaper Drive!

Summer Help Available


CULINARY FIGHT CLUB - The Seafood Showdown at Artisan July 30th

Culinary Fight Club 
The Seafood Showdown 
on July 30th 
at Artisan in Southport, CT

Summer by the Sea: Sloop Logs and Ledgers June 20th - August 25th

Summer by the Sea: Sloop Logs and Ledgers 
June 20th - August 25th
at Pequot Library

June 20 - August 25

Peel back the layers of Southport’s history to reveal a vibrant and thriving harbor town, once hailed as the “Onion Capital of the World” in the mid-19th century. Summer by the Sea: Sloop Logs and Ledgers features 19th-century sloop logs and ledgers from Pequot Library’s Special Collections illustrating this rich maritime legacy. Filled with notable Fairfield family names, these volumes capture the daily details of harbor life and emphasize the preeminent role of the Southport Harbor on the New England coast. Explore the Southport of yesteryear through the works on display from the Library’s collections of historic photography. Track Southport’s evolution from a working harbor and shipping grounds to a quaint village and sailor’s paradise.

Opening Reception: Thursday, June 20, 6:30 – 8:30 p.m.

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Camp Trinity Southport is Back with Fun, Engaging Program for Pre-Schoolers

“Camp Trinity Southport” is Back with Fun, Engaging Program for Pre-Schoolers 

Trinity Episcopal Church has announced that it will offer its much-loved “Camp Trinity Southport” once again this summer.

This unique day camp program for pre-school children ages 3 to 6 will run for six weeks, from Monday, July 8th through Friday August 16th at Trinity, which is located at 651 Pequot Avenue in Southport, CT.  Camp Trinity Southport is open to children of all faiths.

Designed to keep young children engaged and thriving during the summer, Camp Trinity Southport provides a structured program focused on a different theme each week. Highlights will include daily water play and sensory activities, arts and crafts, Wacky Wednesdays and Spirit Fridays to keep children excited about camp. Flexible in terms of timing, parents can pick and choose any number of weeks to give young children a taste of summer camp without leaving the area.

This year’s program includes:

Week 1:        “Camp Spirit”
Week 2:        “Mad About Science”
Week 3:        “Disney Adventures”
Week 4:        “Bringing Books to Life”
Week 5:        “Color Me Crazy”
Week 6:        “Every Day’s a Holiday”
   
Led by a Camp Director who is a Connecticut State-certified teacher as well as a Head Counselor, and junior counselors with First Aid/CPR training, Camp Trinity Southport will provide a safe, nurturing environment where children will enjoy great energy, engaging programs, consistent supervision, and strong commitment to the camp community. 

Trinity Church’s religious and professional staff will work together to ensure a fun, educational and inclusive experience for all campers. 

WHAT:         Camp Trinity Southport
WHEN:         Monday-Friday, July 8 - August 16, 2019, from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm 
WHERE:      Trinity Episcopal Church, 
651 Pequot Avenue at the Corner of Center Street, Southport, CT (Exit 19 off of i-95)
COST:          Range from $250 to $1,350 depending on number of weeks.
QUESTIONS:  Call the Church at (203) 255-0454

About Trinity Episcopal Church

Trinity Episcopal Church is located in the historic seaside district of Southport, CT at 651 Pequot Avenue on the corner of Center Street. Trinity welcomes all to share in our joyful worship, our ministry of servant leadership, and our events for the wider community throughout the year. Visit us at www.trinitysouthport.org

Horseshoe Cafe presents Bad Fantasy on Monday June 17th

Coming this Monday!
Bad Fantasy in the 8:30PM Feature Spot.

The fun continues at 9pm with the Open Jam until close.
Get down there early.
The slots go quickly! See you then!

HORSESHOE CAFE - 355 PEQUOT AVENUE - SOUTHPORT

Friday, June 14, 2019

Southport Blessing Of The Fleet 2019


Southport Blessing Of The Fleet 2019

Saturday June 15, 2019
8:30am: Pancake Breakfast at The Southport School on Main Street
11am: Southport Street Parade begins from Southport Congregational Church parking lot
12pm: Southport Blessing Of The Fleet service begins at noon at Lower Wharf

Take a self-guided tour of Southport Village




FREE APP! Download the exclusive Southport, Connecticut historic self-guided walking tour app, narrated by the late Southport resident Jason Robards.
Produced and funded by The Southport Conservancy in Southport, as a community service to promote and preserve the history of Southport, Connecticut.

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Lower Wharf circa 1940's


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Lower Wharf
Southport, Connecticut
circa 1940's
Photograph property, and courtesy with special thanks to Codge Bullard.



Jennings' Dock in 1890

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The waterfront at Southport Harbor in 1890.
From: Town of Fairfield 200th Anniversary Annual Report
Eric Sundman collection.

H.B. Sherwood's Ice Wagon early 1900's Southport

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H.B. Sherwood's Ice Wagon
Southport, Connecticut
Description Photographer: Eugene Hall? Note found with glass plate negative: "H B Sherwood's ice wagon." Picture is identified in same manner in Banks _This Is Fairfield_ (pictures following page 192). Herb Sherwood ran a coal, grain, wood, ice business, and his office was on Harbor Road in the building now the Jr PYC. He was married to Clara L Banks, daughter of Simon Banks, who built the Jr PYC building.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date early 1900's?
Format: photograph
REFERENCE URL: http://pequotlibrary.cdmhost.com/cdm4/item_viewer.php?CISOROOT=/p1038coll5&CISOPTR=100&CISOBOX=1&REC=8

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Poppy at Southport Harbor on Wednesday evening

Poppy at Southport Harbor on Wednesday evening.
Photo: Chris Frantz

Tuesday, June 11, 2019

A Night Out With Jane Green at Pequot Library on June 13th

A Night Out with Jane Green June 13, 2019 ⁦ At Pequot Library MORE INFORMATION

Southport Blessing Of The Fleet June 15th

Southport Blessing Of The Fleet 
Saturday June 15, 2019
S C H E D U L E
8:30am: Pancake Breakfast at The Southport School on Main Street
11am: Southport Street Parade begins at 11am from Southport Congregational Church parking lot and heads up Pequot Avenue, then to Main Street, then to Harbor Road ending at Lower Wharf.
12pm: Southport Blessing Of The Fleet service begins at noon at Lower Wharf.

Monday, June 10, 2019

Horseshoe Cafe June 10th: Judith Byman's Birthday BASH and Kathy Muir from Scotland performs!

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Don't forget to join us tomorrow 6/10/19 with Kathy Muir in the 8:30PM Feature spot,
and we will also be celebrating

Judith Byman's Birthday!

Fun Guaranteed! Join us!
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Stop by The Horseshoe Cafe in Southport Village
 this upcoming Monday 6/10.

Kathy Muir visits from Scotland, and steps in the 8:30PM Feature Spot.
Our open acoustic jam follows. Good times, and Good Music for all!


HORSESHOE CAFE - 355 PEQUOT AVENUE - SOUTHPORT

Sunday, June 9, 2019

Swedish Naval Cadets visit Swedish Athletic Club June 1940 at Pine Creek



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Bottom photo: June 9, 1940 at the Swedish Athletic Club at Pine Creek, 1351 South Pine Creek Road in Fairfield.
The S.A.C. was founded in 1915, and in June of 1920 the villa and land was purchased on South Pine Creek Road. The club is said to be one of the first in the United States to form a women's soccer team in 1919 by one of the founding members and World Olympian competitor in long-distance running Knute Santeson. The S.A.C. evolved into becoming formally known as the Scandinavian Club in 1973 where several of the founding families' relatives continue to maintain membership.


Abraham-Rydberg:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Seven_Seas_(IX-68)

Sloop And Market Boat 1890's

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Sloop & Market Boat, Southport Harbor
Southport, Connecticut
Photographer: Clinton B Hall? Note found with glass plate negative: "Southport Harbor showing a part of the old Market Fleet and a sailboat." Sail has P155 on it. Man on boat unidentified. Scene is near the breakwater.
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1890's?
Format: Photograph

Wheeler Plumbing Shop; The Galley Restaurant

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Wheeler Plumbing Shop; The Galley Restaurant
Southport, Connecticut
The Ivy Shop, left foreground, opened in 1947, so picture was taken in that year or later. The building to the left is 251 Main. The 1 & 1/2 story building in the center was the Wheeler Plumbing Shop from 1860's into the 1890's. In the 1930's it was an upholsterer's shop. In the late 1940's-1950's "The Galley" restaurant operated here. The connecting annex between 251 Main Street and 656 Harbor Road was removed and buildings are today free standing. The building to the right of 656 Harbor Road was until 1948 the Wakeman's Boys' Club. The street number of this building has varied in recent years so 656 Harbor Road may not always be an accurate designation.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1947-
Format: Photograph
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Saturday, June 8, 2019

Friday, June 7, 2019

Miss Susan's Annual Summer Supper Potluck and Campout at Pequot Library June 7th

Miss Susan's Annual Summer Supper Potluck and Campout 
at Pequot Library June 7th
Join in a favorite, traditional community event on Pequot Library’s one-of-a-kind Great Lawn. Enjoy lawn games including badminton and spinnaker play, hot dogs and s’mores by the fire, and glow-in-the-dark games and a pillow fight. Come for any part or pitch your tent and camp all night! 
Free and open to the public.
Schedule:
6:30 p.m. – Potluck Supper (Click here to sign up for a Potluck item.)
7:15 p.m. – Outdoor Concert with the Merwin Mountain Band
9:00 p.m. – The Big Pillow Fight

Pequot Library
720 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village
203-259-0346

Monday, June 3, 2019

TONIGHT! Horseshoe Cafe Presents Brian & Vera June 3rd in Southport Village

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The Music returns TONIGHT June 3rd!
Join us as Brian and Vera take the 8:30PM Feature spot.
The open-jam follows.
See you there!

HORSESHOE CAFE - 355 PEQUOT AVENUE - SOUTHPORT

Harris Hardware 330 Pequot Avenue in 1926

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Harris Hardware 330 Pequot Avenue
Southport, Connecticut
Commercial photo. Jesse Harris (1861-1936) came to Southport in 1920 to take over the hardware store formerly run by A.C. Bradley in the Jelliff building (now Pequot Yacht Club) on Harbor Road. In 1926 when the Post Office was moved from Main Street to Pequot Avenue, a new one-story brick building was built by Conrad Buckingham on his property to house the PO & Harris Hardware. This photo is believed taken shortly after Harris moved in, May 1926, and gives an idea of hardware stock of the time. (The Fairfield Historical Society has a somewhat later picture of this interior without the old time stove, with more modern lighting, and somewhat different wares.) Edward F. ("Ned") Russell, clerk for Harris, became the manager in the 1930's and later the owner. His son, Harris Russell (1934-2003), also owned the store for a period of time. Jesse Harris built the house at #71 Spruce Street; after his death Ned Russell purchased the property. {The store continued as Village Hardware until their closing in 2009. Southport Galleries opened in the space in October 2009.}
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: circa 1926
Format: Photograph

Shops at the Harbor in 1953

Shops at the Harbor
Main Street at Harbor Road
Southport, CT
Postcard 1953

85 Years and GOING STRONG


Image provided by: Horseshoe Cafe

85 years and going strong!


Horseshoe Cafe
355 Pequot Avenue
Southport Village
The Horseshoe opened its doors in its original building on this location on Pequot Avenue during March 1934. Prohibition was over, lets party!

Sunken Island - Off Pine Creek Point in Fairfield CT- SQUALUS MARINE DIVERS


Saturday, June 1, 2019

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Chris Frantz The Talking Head Radio Show Friday May 31st

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Chris Frantz The Talking Head Radio Show Friday May 31st, 2019 4pm-6:50pm EST on @WPKNradio
89.5FM and STREAMS LIVE on all devices worldwide at wpkn.org Image: Chris Frantz @ChrisFrantzTTC