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Friday, April 17, 2015

Horseshoe Cafe Southport Village Acoustic Monday April 20th

Coming up this Monday (4/20) at the Horseshoe's a double feature with Kathy Muir at 8:30pm, and Sarah Golley at 9:30pm. Open-Mic slots are available between and after features. New performers alsways welcome!
Stop by and "Put your Show on at the Shoe!" - Every Monday!

Horseshoe Cafe - Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Luin B. Switzer Drug Store on Harbor Road (at Main Street) in 1910

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Drug Store, Harbor Road circa 1910
Southport, Connecticut
Description "Quarto Chrome" postcard, #E5219, Published by L B Switzer, Southport, Conn. Made in Germany. See comments with photo #275. Printed on front of postcard "Harbor Road, Southport, Conn." The picture is thought to have been taken around 1910. On the left is the Luin B Switzer drugstore. Electric light had not yet been installed (done in 1913). There had been another store building to the west (right) of the drug store. It burned around 1903 and was taken down. These data have been used in establishing a tentative date. Beyond the drugstore is a park which belonged to the Perry family. Next, going west on Harbor Rd, is the BC&MMR (Bachelor's Comfort & Married Men's Relief) Club. The three white buildings beyond the club house are the Meeker onion warehouses which were at the foot of Westway Road.
Creator:  V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: circa 1910
Format: Photograph

Southport Harbor on Thursday evening

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High School sailing at Southport Harbor on Thursday evening.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Skipper Of The Yacht "Contest"

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Skipper of the Southport yacht CONTEST, Arthur O. Jennings Jr. of Southport.
Special thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this photo.

Pequot Avenue years past

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Pequot Avenue Southport
"Card shop to the left was Carlson's. Post Office and Harris were busy spots.
I remember there was an elderly lady in town who always parked her car in the middle of the
street in front of the Post Office to get mail. At Switzer's they had a great soda fountain and
you could buy hand packed ice cream to take home. A local dentist Dr. Bonvini,
whose office was in the Hall Block, gave kids a certificate
for a free ice cream cone at Switzer's." -Arthur Jennings
Date unknown. Photo: Arthur Jennings Collection

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Monday, April 13, 2015

Southport Harbor circa 1908

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Southport Harbor circa 1908
Rare postcard, and not used: 1908-1915 time period. Published by W. I. Allen, Bridgeport, CT.

Horseshoe Cafe presents Billy Foster on April 13th

Friday, April 10, 2015

Barbara Burr with SEA FOX at Town Dock

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At the town dock in Southport off Whyte's Rock, Ye Yacht Yard.
Barbara Burr seen here getting ready to dive to pull the props.
"She was sure ahead of the times pulling props with scuba gear." -Joe Rainis
Photo number 2 of 3 taken with SEA FOX.
Photographer and date unknown. Part one of three photos in series.
Photo property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis. 

Austin Perry House in 1906

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712 Harbor Road Austin Perry House Southport, Connecticut
Description: B/w postcard. This house was built in the 1830's for Austin Perry, a son of Walter Perry who owned all the land where today stand #712, #750 and #780 Harbor Road. Walter gave three of his sons, Austin, Oliver H and Gurdon, land on which they built their houses. Charles C. Perry was the son of Austin Perry. Originally this house did not have the imposing portico; it was added later.
Creator: V Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1906
Format: photograph

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Pequot Library Jazz Party Fundraiser Saturday April 11th

Jazz Party Fundraiser

Saturday, April 11, 2015, evening
Food, drinks, music, and dessert celebrating Billie Holiday's 100th birthday! Limited tickets.

Skiff at Ye Yacht Yard

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Skiff at Ye Yacht Yard
This photo of a skiff at Ye Yacht Yard looks similar to Howard Burr's BUTTERCUP in older photos.
Photographer and date uncertain.
Photographer may have been Howard Burr, and it is possible the skiff is BUTTERCUP transformed.
From Howard Burr's personal photo collection.
Photograph property and courtesy of Ye Yacht Yard Preservation Fund.

Historically priceless photo of Southport Harbor

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"This photo is rare and historically priceless. In the background through the trees you can see part of the old mansion that stood at the corner of Harbor Road and Old South Road. I believe that it had a large and imposing tower. The automobiles along Harbor Road suggest the photo is WW I vintage".
-Arthur Jennings
Note: canoe and tub races; people at the dock getting in their tubs.
Also the old BC&MMR on Harbor Road.
The annual July 4th Tub Racing and Watersports, photo circa 1917-1919.
Photograph property and courtesy of Arthur Jennings Collection.
Special thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this incredible image from the past.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Late 1960's early 1970's Ye Yacht Yard West Docks

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Ye Yacht Yard West Docks
"Photo circa late 1960's, or early 1970's. Looks like a Blue J on a trailer far left."
From Arthur Jennings Collection

Annual Egg Roll at Pequot Library on Saturday



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Hundreds turned out for the popular Annual Egg Roll at Pequot Library in Southport on Saturday. 

Friday, April 3, 2015

Southport Harbor Lit Up In Blue on Thursday evening

PYC at Southport Harbor Lit Up In Blue on Thursday evening. #AutismSpeaks PHOTOS BY: Travis Herman

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Monday, March 30, 2015

Black Rock Harbor Spring Frostbite Series 2015 from Fayerweather Towers

With a 20+ mile long view of the Long Island coastline, you can have this commanding view of
Black Rock Harbor and Lighthouse, and Penfield Lighthouse from every room of 155 Brewster Street 4P in Fayerweather Condominium in Black Rock. Two bedrooms and two full baths, covered parking for 2 cars in a gated community, with your own 40 foot long balcony, you are minutes to everything.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Rare photo of an old type "sucker dredge" in Southport Harbor

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"This photo was given to me by John Wall, who for many years owned the first house opposite the Lower Wharf. It is in poor condition. The scene shows an old type "sucker dredge" working along the breakwater." -Arthur Jennings
Date unknown.
Thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this very old and rare image of this unique vessel in Southport Harbor.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Town of Fairfield Easter Egg Hunt rescheduled to Sunday March 29th at new Rec Center at Old Dam Road -INSIDE

Easter Egg Hunt 

The Egg Hunt is rescheduled to Sunday, March 29 at 1:00 PM SHARP!  It will be held indoors at the New Recreation Center at S. Pine Creek, 210 Old Dam Road.  We will do it "Trick or Treat" style filling your children's baskets with lots of eggs!  Come see this beautiful new facility and meet the Easter Bunny! 

Cancellation hotline is 203-256-3144.
A sure sign that spring is right around the corner is the Annual Easter Egg Hunt presented by the Town Youth Council and Fairfield Parks and Recreation Department.
A $1.00 per person donation is requested to benefit a Town Youth Council fundraiser, “The Jacky Durrell Memorial Service Award Scholarship”  which awards 3 scholarships to local High School Seniors each year.
Don't be late! The eggs go fast !
In case of inclement weather call the Recreation hotline (203) 256-3144 the morning of the event.  

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Pequot Library's 9th Annual Easter Egg Roll April 4th

9th Annual Easter Egg Roll

On Pequot Library's Great Lawn
Saturday, April 4, 2015, 10am
Ages 2-12, decorate eggs, dance the Bunny Hop, enter best egg in age-category race! Free.

Southport Harbor on Thursday

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Southport Harbor on Thursday.

Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Fairfield Police Union Scholarship Fund 1st Annual Golf Outing April 20th

The Fairfield Police Union is holding its First Annual Golf Outing at Patterson Club to benefit the Fairfield Police Union Scholarship Fund. The Fund was established in 2014 and awards are given to the child of a Fairfield Police Officer who will be attending a qualified post-secondary educational institution. We have a board of both Fairfield police officers and members of the community who determine how the awards are given. We are a Qualified 501(c)3 charitable organization. We are happy to say our event is full this year.

We are still in need of prizes for the raffle. We are looking for gift cards to restaurants and shops, sports & concert tickets, gift baskets, etc. In return for your donation your company will be recognized in our program book.

Questions: Chief Gary MacNamara – – 203-254-4828
Deputy Chief Christopher Lyddy – – 203-254-4826
Lieutenant Keith Broderick – – 203-254-4825