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Friday, March 23, 2018

Pequot Library's Fundraising Gala April 7th

SAVE THE DATE: Pequot Library’s Annual Fundraising Gala April 7, 2018 Do not miss this event!

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Lattice House - Come and Explore

How can you only own one pair??  
Each shoe, belt, bag and sneaker is unique and one of a kind.

We carry the full line!

- C o m e  a n d  E x p l o r e -

411 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Order Early at Spic & Span

photo: Greg Peck
Spic & Span Market 329 Pequot Avenue Southport Village 203-259-1688 Delicious layer cakes available for any occasion. Delivered fresh from Conti's Bakery in the Bronx. Order Monday or Tuesday to receive for the weekend. Many flavors available. $39.95 - 49.95 serves 12 /15 adults. twitter: @SpicandSpanMkt

Near & Far Aid Announces 2018 Designer House Tour

Near & Far Aid Announces 2018 Designer House Tour
New Champagne Brunch to Feature Famed Architect Greg Tankersley

Fairfield County, CONN. — March 21, 2018 — Fairfield County philanthropic organization Near & Far Aid today announced its 2018 Designer House Tour will feature six spectacular homes throughout Fairfield, Southport and Westport. New this year is a Champagne Brunch at The Patterson Club featuring an interactive presentation from award-winning architect Greg Tankersley of McAlpine in New York. 

The 2018 Designer House Tour will help kick off Mother’s Day Weekend and will be held on Friday, May 11 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets for the Designer House Tour cost $65 if purchased in advance ($75 at the door), while tickets to the Champagne Brunch are priced at $75. Patrons may also purchase both tickets in advance for $125.

2018 Designer House Tour Offers Something For Everyone 

In the months leading up to the House Tour, Near & Far Aid’s all-volunteer committee carefully curates a selection of unique properties to ensure that no two homes are alike. The six homes on this year’s tour have been recently reimagined by local designers and architects, many of which are are the designer’s own home.

“This year’s tour showcases architectural and design trends that can be appreciated by everyone,” said Jen Agne, co-chair of the 2018 Near & Far Aid Designer House Tour and Fairfield resident. “Patrons can expect antique homes, new construction dazzlers, fabulous outdoor spaces perfect for entertaining, mid-century modern at its best, and bold transitional and eclectic interiors done just right. Attendees will leave feeling incredibly inspired!”

“We’re so thankful for the support from our amazing team of volunteers, and our new and returning sponsors,” added co-chair, Vanessa Dembowski of Fairfield. “Every dollar raised goes toward funding programs that target poverty right here in Fairfield County.”

Sponsors for the 2018 Designer House Tour include: Jaguar Land Rover Fairfield; Tusk Home + Design; The Hatfield Insurance Community Fund; Circa Lighting; Henry C. Reid & Son Jewelers, Daigle & Travers Insurance Agency; Equinox Southport; Fairfield Dermatology; JP Franzen Associates Architects PC; Linda Blackwell - Houlihan Lawrence Real Estate, Sorelle Gallery Fine Art; United Bank; and Exclusive Media Magazine Sponsor CTC&G (Connecticut Cottages & Gardens).

Please visit for more information and to purchase tickets.

About Near & Far Aid
Founded in 1954 by Jeannie Fay, Near & Far Aid is one of the longest running all-volunteer philanthropic organizations in Fairfield County. Over 60 years of its existence, Near & Far Aid has evolved from a small kitchen table charity to a consortium of community leaders committed to targeting poverty and changing lives in Fairfield County. For information on the organization, its grant programs and fundraising events, please visit 

Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Easter Dinner at ARTISAN in Southport April 1

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March 16, 1888 Blizzard-Harbor Road

Blizzard 1888 Harbor Road?
Photographer: Roger P. Curtis. This is believed to be a picture of Harbor Road in the area of the Curtis residence, #385. The indentity of the man in this picture is not known, but he is thought to be either Lewis A. Curtis (Roderick Curtis' father) or Lewis B. Curtis (Roderick's brother).

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

Town of Fairfield Easter Egg Hunt March 24th

Annual Town of Fairfield EASTER EGG HUNT
Saturday March 24th at 1pm sharp At the South Pine Creek Soccer Field on Old Dam Road. Geared towards pre-school and 3rd graders. $1 donation per person is requested.
Call the Recreation Hotline  203-256-3144
in case of inclement weather on the morning of the event

Benefits a Town Youth Council fundraiser,
The Jacky Durrell Memorial Service Award Scholarship. INFO

Monday, March 19, 2018

Horseshoe Cafe presents Nick Carter on Monday March 19th

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Join us at the Horseshoe this Monday 3/19, as Nick Carter joins us at 8:30PM in the Feature Spot! Acoustic Open-Mic follows with a cast of great players, along with the usual fun and antics!
See you there! MORE INFO


Town Pump 1870's

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Town Pump
Southport, Connecticut

Description Written on reverse: "Original town pump." This was the scene on Harbor Road at the foot of Main Street, looking west, where the DAR fountain is now. The town pump was installed in 1874 and replaced in 1886 by a signpost. Buildings in picture, left to right: portion of Chas. Jennings store; Chas. Jennings warehouse; drugstore; Lot Bulkley/ L. F. Sherwood store. In the distance is the store which became the BC&MMR Club (now #789 Harbor Road).

Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: between 1874 and 1886
Format: Photograph

Bulkley's Market ad circa 1870

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Special thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this very old ad from the Southport Chronicle circa 1870.
From Arthur Jennings Collection.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Trinity Episcopal Church hosts Evening of Elegant Jazz on March 17th


All Welcome at Performance of Renowned Alex Levin Jazz Ensemble

SOUTHPORT, CT – Trinity Episcopal Church in Southport, CT will host an evening of elegant jazz by the renowned Alex Levin Jazz Ensemble on Saturday, March 17th from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
All are welcome to attend the performance. No affiliation with the Church is necessary. Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at

Levin has been performing jazz in the New York City area for more than a decade.  A native Philadelphian, he studied at The New School Jazz Program in the 90's before graduating from Brown University and moving to Berlin. His quartet, The Living Room, performed throughout Europe.  Alex returned to New York City in 2001 and quickly established himself as an in-demand solo pianist and bandleader.

Over the course of the last decade, Alex has released a series of critically acclaimed CD's, including Night and Distance, A Reason for Being Alone, New York Portraits, and, most recently, Refraction.  With his trio in high demand in New York and the surrounding area, Alex continued to explore new sides of his musicianship.  He established The Smoke Rings, a vintage-style swing band from Brooklyn, and The Lovesome, a swinging cool-jazz quartet.  
WHAT: Evening of Elegant Jazz by the Alex Levin Jazz Ensemble

WHEN: March 17, 2018 from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 pm

WHERE: Parish Hall, Trinity Episcopal Church, 651 Pequot Avenue, Southport, CT 06890 

(Exit 19 off I-95)

HOW:  Tickets can be purchased at the door or online at

COST: $15 for students and seniors; $20 for adults; $65 for families.
The group’s website is:

About Trinity Episcopal Church
Trinity Church is a resilient Episcopal congregation rooted in a strong heritage of faith and renewal. Through joyful worship and our musical legacy, the Church celebrates our loving God. Trinity’s. mission is to foster and engage in servant leadership alongside the wider community. As it has for over 150 years, the Church spire remains a community landmark, a welcoming beacon for travelers and sailors, an emblem of Trinity's enduring witness, and a soaring symbol of God's transcendence and love. Trinity welcomes all people: our doors are open every day, all day, for prayer and rest.

St. Patrick's Weekend at THE SHOE!

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St. Patrick’s Weekend at the Shoe

Food & drink specials, and a special early start on Saturday.

See you at 9am!


Horseshoe Cafe - 355 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Lenihan Irish Dancers at Pequot Library Saturday March 17th

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Lenihan Irish Dancers at Pequot Library

Saturday, March 17, 2018, 10:30am - 11:15am

On St. Patrick's Day everyone is Irish! Enjoy this Pequot Library St. Patrick’s Day tradition when the Lenihan School of Irish Dance troupe performs a spirited and costumed program. Then learn basic kicks and steps to dance along. Fun for all ages. No registration required.

Free and open to the public.

About Lenihan School of Irish Dance:
As one of the leading dance schools in New England and the New York area, Lenihan School of Irish Dance offers classes to children 3 and older, as well as adults. Lenihan dancers are recognized nationally and internationally. Many achieve champion status at New England Regionals, North American Championships, European Nationals, Great Britain, and All Ireland Championships. They are featured performers at festivals, weddings, fundraisers, and convalescent homes.

Learn a few steps yourself.
Come to an Irish Dance Lesson on Saturday, March 3 at 11:00 am!


Friday, March 16, 2018

Recycled Lines Consignment Dates in Southport

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Get your GREEN on!
Thursday, March 15th: 4 pm - 7 pm
Friday, March 16th: 10 am - 1 pm 

Location: 106 Village Lane, Southport
​​​or by appointment, for March 17th-23th
text Cindy 203-216-0714 or Liz 203-258-2950

Thursday, March 15, 2018

TONIGHT! Whim 'n Rhythm at Pequot Library March 15th


Whim 'n Rhythm

At Pequot Library
Thursday, March 15 at 7:00pm
Pitch-perfect a cappella harmonies.
photo: Pequot Library

William B. Meeker - A founding member of the BC&MMR

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William B Meeker ---A founding member of the BC&MMR.
Special thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this portrait.

Early Pequot Inn advertisement

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From Arthur Jennings' collection.

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Main Street Southport postcard circa 1905

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Main Street Southport circa 1905
Southport, CT
Rare black and white postcard.
This view is post 1903, the year that the D.A.R. Memorial Fountain was dedicated.

Howard Burr inside the shop at YYY

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Howard Burr inside the shop at Ye Yacht Yard.
Photographer and date uncertain, probably late 1970's.
From Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Crispin Cioe & Friends at Horseshoe Cafe on March 12th

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Good Times, Good Music this Monday Night (3/12) at the Horseshoe Cafe!
Don't miss Crispin Cioe and Friends with a Special 1 Hour Set starting at 8pm.
Open Acoustic Jam to follow! Join us!


Edward T. Hall Sr. House 28 Center Street 1913

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Edward T. Hall Sr. House 28 Center Street 1913?
Note found with glass plate negative: "The Hall House on Center St., 3 plates. Miss [Marietta] Hall has one of these plates. "Only two plates were found in the box; the third plate is believed to be the one described as photo #22. The presence of a street light suggests that this picture was taken c 1913 (electric lights were being installed then on Main Street). The photographer was Eugene Hall, since Edward T. Jr. died 1902 and Clinton B. died 1904. In this photo, more of Center St. is visible than in photo #22.
To the left of the Hall house is the one-time tin shop of Edward Hall Sr. In the background left is visible part of the roofline of the Savings Bank on Main St. Beyond the Hall house, center, can be seen a portion of the house which stood in the now parking lot for 252 Main St., and the Hall block itself (252 Main). At the foot of Center St., on Harbor Rd., is the Charles Jennings store and warehouse. To its left is a portion of the Jelliff Building (later the PYC). On the right hand side of Center St. is visible a portion of the Austin Perry house, 712 Harbor Rd.

Friday, March 9, 2018

Cat walkway at the shop at YYY

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"It is a cat walkway. The cat was handy around the yard to keep out rats and mice. The opening in the photo leads to the loft where the cat slept. Barbara Burr always had a dog. The dog was always a Chesapeake Bay Retriever, a solid working dog for saltwater." -Arthur Jennings

Boats moored in Southport Harbor off Perry Green 1920's

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A blurry photo of boats moored in Southport Harbor
Photographer and date (probably 1920's) unknown.
Southport, Connecticut
Description: This photo seems to have been taken from the Perry Green area, then Winthrop Perry.

WAKEMAN BOYS & GIRLS CLUB - Great Futures Benefit Auction March 10th

WAKEMAN BOYS & GIRLS CLUB Great Futures Benefit Auction March 10, 2018 at FAIRFIELD THEATRE COMPANY 6:30pm Tickets are on sale for our Great Futures Benefit Auction presented by EMCOR. Bid on exclusive auction items, enjoy delicious food & drinks, and dance the night away to support Wakeman programs!

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Tuesday, March 6, 2018

The Connecticut Spring Boat Show in Essex May 4-6th

Essex, CT -The Connecticut Spring Boat Show will be held Friday, May 4 - Sunday, May 6 at Brewer Essex Island Marina, 11 Ferry Street, Essex, CT. The show is a production of WindCheck Magazine and is sponsored by Brewer Essex Island Marina, Essex Boat Works, Yacht Brokers Association of America, and YachtWorld.  This year, 100% of attendee gate proceeds will go to SailsUp4Cancer.

"We are so excited to be a part of this growing show and this year is a big step forward." said Tom Pilkington, owner of Prestige Yacht Sales. "This boutique boat show, located in one of the most beautiful waterfront towns in New England, has expanded to offer a larger assortment of new and brokerage boats, more land exhibits while still allowing for boaters to spend time on boats of interest, and chat with the brokers in an informative and relaxed manner.  It is one of the most successful shows we attend and now, it will be even better with this more significant financial contribution to support such an important cause that touches so many." 

Over 2500 visitors are anticipated with a suggested donation of $5 per person to benefit SailsUp4Cancer, a non-profit organization and local charity who distributes funds raised to families impacted by cancer.   Attendees will see a wide range of new and brokerage, power and sail models with sea trials available.  Boating gear, accessories, water front real estate and "water lifestyle" service companies will also be on site. 

And of course, there will be spring time fun! Brewer Essex Island Marina is located on a beautiful 13-acre private Island on the Connecticut River, accessed by a complementary ferry service, and offers 125 slips accommodating vessels up to 200’.  Free parking on the mainland will be provided by Essex Boat Works at 9 Ferry Street.  This resort marina is family friendly and offers restaurant dining as well as other food, beverage and fun vendors who will be open for the weekend. 

Sails Up 4 Cancer is a non-profit organization based in Mystic, Connecticut. SU4C has been dedicated to supporting cancer care, education, prevention and research along the Shoreline and Southeastern regions of Connecticut. To learn more, go to
CT SPRING BOAT SHOW:  The CT Spring Boat Show features some of the newest boats on the market including center consoles, fishing boats, luxury cruisers, sport and sail boats.  The show is open to the public at Brewer Essex Island Marina with a requested $5 dollar donation to SailsUp4Cancer for attendees ages 13 and up.  Visit for specific event details.  Anne Hannan of WindCheck Magazine at for dealer and vendor application information

Howard Burr's SAFARI on the timbers at YYY

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Howard Burr's Chris Craft, Safari on the timbers at Ye Yacht Yard. 
YYY was maintained for about 60 years by Howard Burr (1900-1993).
Photo thanks to Arthur Jennings.

Trinity Episcopal Church Pequot Avenue in 1891

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Trinity Church Exterior
Southport, Connecticut

Photographer: Edward, Clinton or Eugene Hall. Note found with glass plate negative: "Trinity Church Exterior. Taken 3:30 PM April 20, 1891." There are 3 similar plates, #67-69. One print of this scene shows the tree at the immediate left of the church in a slightly different position; it is thought a fourth plate was made which has not survived. The picture was taken from Center St. The church is in center foreground and to its right is the Mrs Edward Livingston Wells house (#665 Pequot Ave). In the background to the right of the church is a house which would front on Westway Rd. This house has not yet been positively identified. It is believed to be one built by an Aaron Hubbell, and marked on the Eneas Smith map of 1858 as "Hubbell." It is not the house now at #144 Westway Rd, which was built in 1894. Nor is it the house at #158 Westway Rd., which was moved to its site in 1899. Trinity Church is the subject of the HABS (Hist Amer Bldgs Survey) Report # Ct 312. See also the Packet April 1989, Vol 3 #2. See Packet Apr 2000
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 20 April 1891
Format: Photograph

Launching a vessel at YYY in the 1930's

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Launching a vessel at YYY in the 1930's
On the rails at Ye Yacht Yard.
Note barge and activity on sand bar in the distance.
Photo property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis

Monday, March 5, 2018

Derby de Mayo Pequot Library Fundraiser May 5th!

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A Fundraiser for Pequot Library

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Celebrate the 144th Kentucky Derby & Cinco de Mayo
Big Hats, Cold Drinks, Hot Food, Good Friends, Great Cause!
4 - 7 pm: Tailgate on the Great Lawn and watch the Kentucky Derby race in the Auditorium
7 - 9 pm: After-party with dancing and DJ
Tickets include Kentucky Derby party and Cinco de Mayo after-party,
plus Kentucky fare and open bar!
#kentuckyderby #cincodemayo


TONIGHT: Horseshoe Cafe presents Elden John on Monday March 5th

Join us this Monday as Elden John, with Special guests, takes the 8:30PM Feature Slot, followed by Acoustic Open-Mic! Fun guaranteed!


Coal Sheds Southport Harbor in 1905

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Coal Sheds, Harbor, Schooner Mary Elizabeth

Southport, Connecticut

Description: Printed invitation postcard, b/w, C. H. Pease Publishers, Canaan. On the front of the card is printed: "You are invited to attend a sale of fancy bags and cake, to be held by the Sasquanaug Assoociation for Village Improvement, on Mrs. Simon C. Sherwood's lawn [67 Westway Rd], Wednesday, June 28, from 3 to 6 p.m. Ice cream and cake will be sold. If rainy, the sale will be the next clear day. Music." The legend "Southport Harbor" appears on the picture. On reverse of card, the post office cancellation is 23 June 1905. The picture shows the coal sheds which were located where the PYC docks and parking are now, opposite 608 Harbor Road. At the breakwater is a schooner identified by Charlotte Lacey in her Historical Story of Southport (page 45) as the "Mary Elizabeth." This ship was made into a schooner in 1884 (had been a sloop). She was taken out of market boat service about 1903 but remained at her berth at the breakwater. The ship was sold in April 1905 and taken to Long Island. The picture thus was taken between 1884 and 1905. See Packet 1/2000 for history of the coal sheds.

Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1905
Format: Photograph

Pequot Library in 1891

Pequot Library in 1891
Southport, Connecticut
Description: Photographer: Clinton B Hall. Note found with glass plate negative: "Pequot Library, May 19, 1891." Marked on the plate itself, top right, is "#38." On back of an original print made from this plate is written, "Taken May 19, 1891, Clinton B Hall." Pequot Library is the subject of HABS (Hist Amer. Bldgs Survey) Report #314, copy in Pequot Library. The only pictures of Pequot Library included in the picture collection are those made from lantern slides or glass plate negatives, plus one 1906 postcard.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 19 May 1891
Format: Photograph

Luin B. Switzer Drugstore on Harbor Road 1910

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Drug Store, Harbor Road
Southport, Connecticut
Description: "Quarto Chrome" postcard. Published by L. B. Switzer, Southport, Conn. Made in Germany. Printed on front of postcard "Harbor Road, Southport, Conn." (Harbor Road and Main Street intersection). 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 Rd.
Date: c 1910
Format: photograph

Saturday, March 3, 2018

Harbor Road & Mill River in 1906

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Harbor Road East & Mill River
Southport, Connecticut

Description: B/w post card. Printed on front: "Southport 1906. View west side of Mill River." This was taken from Sasco Hill and shows some of the farm land on Sasco Hill going down to Mill River. The road on the west side of the river is Harbor Road.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1906
Format: Photograph

Early view of Southport Harbor circa 1880's

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Southport Harbor circa 1880's
Another early view of Southport Harbor at low tide looking north towards the Jelliff Block. Sasco Hill and the onion fields to the right. To the far right, the bow of a vessel can be seen at anchor. Circa 1880's. Special thanks to Arthur Jennings for this rare view of the past.
Photo: Arthur Jennings Collection