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Thursday, October 27, 2016

Halloween on The Green Sunday Oct.30th at Fairfield Museum

Costumed People/Pet Parade & Halloween Fun Oct.29th

Saturday, October 29, 2016 2:00pm - 3:15pm
At Pequot Library
Southport, CT
  • March behind the Southport Volunteer fire truck in the town-wide Costumed People/Pet Parade from the Five Corners in downtown Southport Village to the Library lawn. Sparky, the Dalmation will be on hand to greets kids
  • You and/or your pet can dress up. You don't need a pet to participate
  • Parade kicks off at 2pm sharp, but visit the Southport Fire Station Open House from
    10am - 3pm
  • Enjoy some old-fashioned Halloween games on the Library lawn
  • Entertainment by "Music for Children's" Mary Ann Hall and Friends
  • Get you and your pet's picture taken
  • Prizes for best pet and people costumes. All pets receive treats
  • Co-sponsored with Southport Vet Center
  • No registration required. Free and open to the public
Location : Parade from Five Corners in Southport to the Library's Great Lawn
Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext.

Southport Harbor Launch 1950's

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Southport Harbor 1950's
"On the left side of the Pequot Yacht Club launch is Edward A. Jennings, his little brother Arthur, and his sister, Ann is seated."  -Special thanks to Chris Jennings of Southport for submitting this photo.

Lower Wharf On Harbor Road Southport

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"Passing Lower Wharf after a sail in 1968."
-Special thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this photo.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

“A Picture is Worth a Thousand Votes: The Power of Symbols in Political Cartoons.” Oct.27th at Pequot Library

SOUTHPORT: Lecture: “A Picture is Worth a Thousand Votes: The Power of Symbols in Political Cartoons.”

Pequot Library presents the funny side of serious elections. Sean Kelly, an award-winning illustrator and teacher of visual thinking, explores how simple images and humor have influenced American culture throughout history.

Reception at 7:30pm. Presentation at 8:00pm. Free admission.

Pequot Library, 720 Pequot Avenue, Southport, CT.

Sean Kelly

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Sasquanaug Annual Meeting Nov.6th

Bizfi Appoints Alternative Finance and Payments Veteran John Donovan as CEO

Leading Small Business Lending Platform Strengthens Management Team in Preparation for Growth

New York – October 24, 2016 – Bizfi (, a leading fintech company with a platform that combines aggregation, funding and a marketplace for small businesses, announced its board of directors has appointed John Donovan as the company’s chief executive officer (CEO). Donovan is a 30-year veteran in the payments and alternative finance industry serving both small businesses and consumers.
Over the course of his career, Donovan helped pave the way for the development of the fintech and alternative finance industry. Having worked for nearly two decades with MasterCard, Donovan was integral to conceiving and developing new products, launching a global card program and growing the Company’s global electronic payments offerings.  As one of the founding employees of Lending Club, Donovan helped create the direct-to-consumer fintech industry that has transformed the way consumers and financial institutions interact with one another. During his tenure at Lending Club, he held various roles including chief operating officer, board member and executive vice president of corporate development.

Bizfi CEO John Donovan
“Bizfi is transforming the way small businesses are accessing growth and working capital. John Donovan brings a unique combination of industry-related expertise, strategic vision and proven management experience which will accelerate this transformation and further enhance our market-leading position in the fintech space,” said Tom Breitling, Bizfi Chairman.
“I have known the Bizfi team for many years and have been extremely impressed with the market presence the company has established in the fintech space,” said John Donovan. “I have spent my career building and operating companies, conceptualizing new products and increasing shareholder value. It is clear that the Bizfi team have built the single best way for small businesses to access capital in a quick, frictionless and simple way.”
With originations growing over 35% over the past year, Bizfi continues to demonstrate record volumes, and is on track to approach nearly $600 million of fundings this year, highlighting the strength and scalability of the overall platform and the company’s leading position in the fintech industry.

Since its creation in 2005, Bizfi has provided more than $1.9 billion in capital to more than 33,000 small business owners.  Earlier this year, the Company announced partnerships with Western Independent Bankers (WIB) and the National Directory of Registered Tax Return Preparers & Professionals (PTIN). These partnerships are providing hundreds of thousands of small business owners across the country with access to financing through the Bizfi platform in addition to the ability to visit, the Company’s lending marketplace.
About Bizfi
Bizfi is the premier fintech company combining aggregation, funding and a participation marketplace on a single platform for small businesses. Founded in 2005, Bizfi and its family of companies have provided in excess of $1.9 billion in financing to more than 33,000 small businesses in a wide variety of industries across the United States.

Bizfi's connected marketplace instantly provides multiple funding options and real-time pre-approvals to businesses from a wide variety of funding partners. Bizfi's funding options include short-term financing, franchise financing, lines of credit, equipment financing, medical financing, invoice financing, medium-term loans and long-term loans guaranteed by the U.S. Small Business Administration. The Bizfi API provides a turnkey white label or co-branded solution that easily allows strategic partners to access the Bizfi engine and present their clients with financial offers from Bizfi lenders all while maintaining their customer's user experience. A process that once took hours, now takes minutes. 

Southport Volunteer Fire Department OPEN HOUSE Oct.29th

Southport Volunteer Fire Department
Sat. October 29th 10-3pm
Main Street - Southport Village
Open to all - bring the kids! 

Election Day Brown Bag Lunch & Lecture at Fairfield Museum

In Democracy We Trust?
Election Day Brown Bag Lunch & Lecture, 12pm – 1:30pm.

Fairfield Museum, 370 Beach Road,, (203) 259-1598
Students: Free; Members & Educators: $5; Non-Members: $8.
Free for teachers who work in Norwalk or Bridgeport with a school email address.
Iced Tea and Cookies will be served, please bring your own lunch.
Presented by Gayle Alberda, PhD, Assistant Professor of Politics, Fairfield University and Jocelyn M. Boryczka, PhD, Fairfield University Professor of Politics.
Dr. Alberda will discuss election laws and “controlling the game.” How is the presidential outcome influenced by the legal process, especially for the minority, youth, and women’s vote? She will also discuss voter ID laws, how they function and influence who wins. Is the ballot out of reach for some citizens?
Dr. Boryczka’s
talk will focus on the premise of her book, Suspect Citizens: Distrust in American Politics. She argues that framing American women as suspect citizens, neither fully virtuous nor vice-ridden, makes them particularly susceptible to backlash politics and indicates a bigger problem of distrust deeply embedded in our political script.  We will discuss the high levels of distrust expressed by American voters in the 2016 presidential elections, focusing on Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump as exemplars of suspect citizens as candidates. We will consider their candidacies and this election in light of a long history of distrust in elected representatives that raises real challenges for a democratic society that relies on trust as a binding agent in our social contract between government and the people. 

Fairfield Fright Nights Haunted House & Hayride returns in October

1950's Spic and Span advertisement

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1950's Spic and Span advertisement.
An old Spic and Span Market ad from The New Southport Chronicle, November 1951.
Special thanks to Arthur Jennings.

How to Brew the Perfect Cup - Tea Time with Cindi

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Southport Harbor in 1954

A glimpse of Southport Harbor in 1954.
Courtesy of Codge Bullard Collection.

Southport Harbor in 1930's/1940's

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Southport Harbor circa 1930's/1940's
"Date of photo uncertain. I do know that in 1948 Atlantic 19 was owned by J.W.C. Bullard of PYC, and this is likely the correct answer. Atlantic #19 was called "Pampero"."
-Arthur Jennings
(Thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this photo from his collection).

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

CELEBRATE PINK Live Music Benefit Oct.20th at Horseshoe Cafe

Get to know a local treasure: WONDERLAND BOOKSAVERS

Imagination and Idealization: The Grim Parallels Between Poe and the Salem Witch Trials

By Claire Langdon

On Friday morning, Madeline, Emma and I led a tour at Pequot Library, entitled the “Poe and Witches Exhibit”. The exhibit was centered around the theme of imagination and idealization, especially in reference to the writings of Edgar Allan Poe and the Salem witch trials: perfect topics, as Halloween is just around the corner!
When the elementary school class from a local town arrived, we began an architectural tour, as it is important to appreciate the unique patterns, art, and craftsmanship that can be seen throughout the library. On the library’s exterior, there are often overlooked dates chiseled above the arched, pink granite entrances, which read 1637 and 1887. The latter represents the year of the library’s opening, and the former represents the year of the first recorded event in Southport, Connecticut: the Great Swamp Fight. The battle marked the ending of the Pequot War, and it is believed by experts at the Mashantucket Pequot Reservation that many artifacts still lie beneath homes and wetlands in the surrounding area. CONTINUE READING WITH PHOTOS:


Wonderland BookSavers: a child-founded, child-run 501(c)3 international charity

“Our Mission is to help children realize the magical awesomeness of reading!”


Parker & Company Interior Design Southport

Parker & Company
Interior Design

Southport, Connecticut

It's that time again

Bigelow Pumpkin Spice Tea

Enhanced pocket park at corner of Reef Road & Oldfield Road officially opened today

Enhanced pocket park at corner of Reef Road & Oldfield Road officially opened today!

Monday, October 17, 2016

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Southport 1908

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Special thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this advertisement from 1908.

Monday, October 10, 2016

Fireside Tales for Fathers and Kids at Pequot Library Nov.7th

Fireside Tales--for Fathers and Kids

At Pequot Library

Fireside Tales 1
Monday, November 07, 2016, 7:00pm -8:00pm
  • Fireside storyhour for fathers and their kids (ages 3+)
  • Wear your pajamas for bedtime stories. Dads can, too!
  • Make popcorn the old-fashioned way--in the fireplace
  • Drop-in, no registration required. Free and open to the public
  • Sessions this season include: Nov. 7, 14, 21; Dec.5, Jan. 9, Feb. 6
  • Location : Reading Room
  • Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 16
This Monday 10/10 Matt Hernandez at 8:30PM followed by Acoustic Open-Mic

Sunday, October 9, 2016

Preview Party: 19th Annual Art Show at Pequot Library Oct.13th

Preview Party: 19th Annual Art Show

At Pequot Library
Southport, CT
Thursday, October 13, 2016, 6pm - 9pm
Buy your tickets now! Proceeds support Pequot Library! Full bar & bites, amazing silent auction!


DAVEY LEWIS at Ye Yacht Yard

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Photographer and date unknown (circa 1955-1960).
Note the Oarhouse in the background.
Photograph property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Friday, October 7, 2016

November 1953 storm and flooding at YYY

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Ye Yacht Yard 63 Years Ago
in November of 1953
Photographer unkown
Property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Sally Allen Speaks about Reading’s Health Benefits at Westport Weston Family Y Oct.14th

Sally Allen Speaks about Reading’s Health Benefits

at Westport Weston Family Y October 14

By Aline Weiller


            October 6, 2016 (WESTPORT, Conn.) -- Can reading improve your health? According to
science, it sure can. Sally Allen, award-winning author of Unlocking Worlds: A Reading Companion for Book Lovers (Griffins Wharf, November 2015), will share a variety of ways reading can positively affect your well-being on Friday, October 14 from 11:45 - 12:30 pm at the Westport Weston YMCA (Schine Meeting Room), 14 Allen Raymond Lane, Westport. The author’s Wellness Talk will be followed by a book signing and door prize giveaway. Admission is free and the event is open to the public. Walk-ins are welcome.

            In addition to discussing the health benefits of reading, Allen will also address curating a reading list and unique book clubbing ideas. The author has always loved books, almost to a fault. At the age of eight, she was nearly sent home from a friend’s birthday party for reading during the festivities. A lifelong avid reader, Allen is a writer, college instructor, book group moderator and founder and editor of the book news website, Books, Ink at Hamlethub. She holds a PhD in English Education and MA in English Literature and has taught expository writing, literature, and communications to undergraduates at New York University, Fairfield University, and Post University. The author also facilitates private book group discussions, and her writing about books has appeared in print and online magazines and news sites. Allen’s experiences as a reader, writer, and teacher collectively led to Unlocking Worlds.
Westport author, Sally Allen, will speak about the health benefits of reading at the Westport-Weston YMCA on Friday, October 14th from 11:45-12:30. Admission is free; all are welcome.

            “I’m excited to share ways in which books can enrich lives and improve health. My joy -- whether through writing my book, serving as the Editor of Books, Ink, or leading presentations such as this Wellness Talk -- is to generate conversation with and among book lovers,” said Allen.

             For more information on Sally Allen or to reserve her for an appearance, visit

PHOTO CREDIT: Jessica Collins

Southport Harbor circa 1880-1900

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

The Fairfield Museum hosts its annual Legends and Hauntings Walking Tours

The Fairfield Museum hosts its annual Legends and Hauntings Walking Tours on Friday, October
28th and Saturday, October 29th at 6 p.m. As night descends, Fairfield Museum docents will share haunting legends, superstitions and local folklore. Tours will run from 6-8 p.m. and begin at the Museum, 370 Beach Road. Attendees are encouraged to wear Halloween costumes! Please register early, as this popular event does fill quickly. The cost is $10 for Museum Members and $13 for Non-Members. Register online at or at or call 203-259-1598. Pre-registration is required.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

"Fired Up" Car Show in Southport Village Sunday Oct.9th

Sunday, October 9, 2016

 Southport Fire "Fired Up" Car Show

 Vehicle registration at 9:00 a.m.
- $10 Car Registration
- No cutoff year
- All types of vehicles welcome
- Ballot voting
10:00 am - 3:00 pm


Wednesday, September 28, 2016

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

Monday, September 26, 2016

Available! Pine Creek Beach Area Gem

1230 South Pine Creek Road for sale by owner 

Pine Creek Beach area! 

Take the Virtual tour:

Howard Burr on the drill press at YYY

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Howard Burr on the drill press.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photo property and courtesy of Ye Yacht Yard Preservation Fund.

"Fired Up" Car Show Sunday October 2nd in Southport Village

Southport Harbor Masters

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Southport Harbor Masters
"This is a photo of Barbara Burr's Chesapeake Bay Retriever, "Flair", standing guard at YYY with her friend Ferdie Jennings, back in the 1950's. Flair was a fixture at YYY for many years and was first mate on Barbara Burr's lobster runs. Barbara's traps were usually set off Greens Farms where the bottom was rocky. Those runs were fun."
-Arthur Jennings
Special thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this bit of Southport history.

Pequot Library's 19th Annual Art Show: Calling All Entries Deadline Oct.1st

19th Annual Art Show: Call for Entries

At Pequot Library
Deadline: Saturday, October 1, 2016
Artists working in all mediums are invited to submit to this upcoming exhibition.
More Info: