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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

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

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.

Easter Dinner at ARTISAN in Southport April 1

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Wednesday, March 14, 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!

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

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Ye Yacht Yard circa 1950's

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Ye Yacht Yard circa 1950's.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photograph property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Adirondack Night - Howl at the Moon! March 3rd

Escape to the North Country, without leaving the suburbs, when the Center at Fairfield hosts Adirondack Night—Howl at the Moon, Saturday, March 3rd, 6 to 9 p.m. Wear your fleece and flannel for this casual evening when the Center is transformed into a rustic mountain lodge. Highlights include hearty hors d’oeuvres, famous Audubon chili recipes, local craft beers from New England Brewing Co. and Two Roads Brewing Company, open bar and lively music by The Merwin Mountain Band. Also, silent and online auction. Get more info or purchase tickets at:, or call: 203-259-6305, x109


The Merwin Mountain Band - Strange Brew

Fairfield County's Giving Day is TODAY!


Fairfield County's Giving Day

Thursday, March 1, 2018  12:00 am-11:59 pm
Please donate to Pequot Library!
(minimum $10) during this 24-hour online fundraiser.

Southport Harbor: The Old Days

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Southport Harbor, from the days of Cape Cods, Elcos and Atlantics.
Special thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this rare photo.

Southport Harbor in 1949

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Postcard of Southport Harbor in 1949.
According to Arthur Jennings, "the power boat in the foreground I believe was a "Matthews" which were popular. Notice the Junior Club building had not been renovated with a porch. The porch was added and the building renovated in the mid-1950's with a substantial donation from Briggs Cunningham. The last onion house, also in the foreground, was largely untouched from the onion days." Thanks to Arthur Jennings for contributing this rare postcard and background information.

NEAR & FAR AID SPRING GALA 2018 on March 2nd

FRIDAY, MARCH 02, 2018
670 Post Road East, Westport, CT
March 02, 2018 | 7:00 PM


Flowing Champagne & Spirits
Hors D’oeuvres / Standing Dinner
Live, Silent & Fine Wine Auctions
Spring Fashion Runway Show
Swing to a Harlem Jazz Band and
Roar into After Hours at the Late-Night Speakeasy

Southport Conservancy - GIVING DAY 2018 IS TODAY!

Your support makes a difference



The Southport Conservancy is a 501(c)(3) non-profit tax-advantaged organization dedicated to preserving and restoring unique and historical buildings and property of the Southport community that might be otherwise lost forever. As such, the Conservancy has no lobbying privileges and contributions to it are tax deductible.

To learn more about Southport Conservancy or to become a member:

Make a tax deductible contribution here TODAY:

We THANK YOU for your generous support!
-Board of Directors, Southport Conservancy

Fairfield Police Union Scholarship Fund - GIVING DAY 2018

Fairfield Police Union Scholarship Fund

Today March 1st is Giving Day 2018. This is 24hrs of online giving. Last year we raised over $5,000 for our scholarship Fund. 

We need your help again this year. There are a few ways to help.

Go to: this Thursday March 1st and make a donation. 
$25.00 or more counts toward the prizes we are trying to win.
      We would love your donation right at midnight if possible!

and watch our very own Jordan Nadeau Rock out a Giving Day song.

Come to Crave on Thursday March 1st from 4pm to 7pm for our Giving Day Party.
If you donate, stay for dinner and get 15% off your bill. 


Wednesday, February 28, 2018

The Honorable Daniel F. Caruso

The Honorable Daniel F. Caruso












Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Recycled Lines Coming March 2018



MARCH 2018
Monday, March 26th:
3 pm - 7 pm
Tuesday, March 27th:
 9 am - 5 pm 
​Wed., March 28th:
9 am - 3 pm
​1435 Post Rd East
 Westport, CT
(inside Furniture on Consignment store)