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Wednesday, November 21, 2018

Annual Black Friday/Saturday Pequot Library Book Sale Nov. 23-24th

Annual Black Friday/Saturday Pequot Library Book Sale 2018 November 23-24th 9am-5pm ⁦


Scandinavian Club Holiday Fair December 1st

Scandinavian Club 
A n n u a l H o l i d a y F a i r 

Saturday December 1st 10am-3pm
1351 South Pine Creek Road Fairfield, CT

Sasquatch (Bigfoot) runs in Southport Thanksgiving Day Race

Sasquatch (Bigfoot) runs in Thanksgiving Day Race

Written by E. Packer Wilbur
Running close to the front in the 1978 Pequot Runners Five Mile Thanksgiving Day Race in Southport, Connecticut, Andy Garson could hear heavy breathing just ahead of him and noticed a strong odor like charred wood or maybe burning rubber. As he covered the next few hundred yards he could hear the breathing drift behind him and the smell disappeared. Looking around, Andy couldn’t see the other runner and, as he neared the finish he began to focus on his own race and pushed the odd event into his subconscious. Later and on reflection, he thought: "well, I was kind of running on autopilot at the time and the endorphins must have been flowing so I could easily have been imagining things."

In 1985 the Thanksgiving Day Race was run during a light snowfall and Peter Donovan was coasting along well within his limits, enjoying the scenery and the companionship of the many other runners. About halfway through the Race, passing Sasco Creek Road, he began to see very large shoeless footprints appearing in the snow, one after another, just ahead of him and to his left. The effect was almost mesmerizing in its regularity. The snow was muffling the sound of footfalls so Peter couldn’t hear anything and, peering through the falling snow and the slight early morning mist drifting in from the Sound, he couldn’t see anyone either. Since his ears had already been assaulted by bagpipers at the beginning of the race and, later, by the "Theme from Rocky" blasting from a house on Beachside, perhaps he couldn’t have heard anything anyway. He soon moved ahead of the mysterious phenomenon and later, in his mind, ascribed it to the onset of runner’s high and maybe not enough sleep the night before the race. During the 1990's, the Pequot Running Club began to use tracking systems to automatically record the numbers and times of runners as they crossed the finish line. Duncan Harris was in charge of this process as it was developed and refined over the years and, as the years passed, he noticed that the same long nine digit number kept appearing in the tally – a number not assigned to any runner. It was as if someone or something had crossed the line unseen except by the electronic finishing technology. At first, he wrote it off as an anomaly which could be expected in such a complicated process but when the same number kept appearing year after year it became a topic for Board level discussion. No one could come up with an explanation and outside experts were similarly baffled.

The strange recurring number bothered Duncan, a scientist with a trained and mostly orderly mind. During a quiet vacation with his family in the Caribbean in the late winter of 2011, he took along the book Enigma: The Battle for the Code about the breaking of the German "Enigma" code during World War II. While reading the book, he thought about his finish results and wondered if the recurring number could be a form of code. Taking this idea as an hypothesis, his mind began to work on the problem and, as his daughters report, Duncan might as well have been on Mars for the rest of the holiday.

Working with some of the concepts from the book and his own knowledge of coding and computer analysis, it took about a week of effort for Duncan to identify the number as the likely product of a somewhat arcane coding system known as a Trifid Cipher (spelled with a single "f" unlike the plant species). Based on this insight, he painstakingly translated the recurring nine digit number into the word "SASQUATCH" and the pieces began to fall into place. Since the implications of this word were even more upsetting than its continued recurrence, Duncan kept his thinking to himself until the next Board meeting which led Peter to again mention his mysterious experience and Andy to then remember his own encounter.

This wasn’t something that Jeff Palmer, President of the Pequot Running Club  
wanted to put into the Board Minutes. Runners are all too aware that many non-runners think they must be out of their minds and this would certainly be further confirmation. Accordingly, the Board decided not to record their discussion of the possibility of an eight foot tall mythical creature running every year in their Thanksgiving Day Race.
Several Club members did do some historical research which didn’t yield much. About the best hypothesis anyone could come up with is that Sasquatch, sometimes known as Bigfoot, was somehow affiliated with the Sasqua and Pequot Indians who lived in the Southport area. Most other sightings of Bigfoot have been in the Pacific Northwest which could indicate that after the Great Swamp Fight in 1637 in Southport, he moved west ahead of encroaching settlers and the gold rush, ending up in the most wooded portion of the west coast.

Why would he come back to Southport? Well, a few wolves seem to be moving east and south back to New England – maybe Bigfoot moves with the wolves. Around Thanksgiving there are lots of wild turkeys in this area and perhaps it is appropriate for Sasquatch to have his turkey too. None of us can figure out how he could be so numerate as to be able to use a ciphering system invented in 1901 or why he runs with the
Pequot Running Club but then the legend of Sasquatch or Bigfoot is enshrouded in mystery anyway and explanation is perhaps best left to future generations.
E. Packer Wilbur

Note: The Pequot Running Club Five Mile Thanksgiving Day Race in Southport, Connecticut, was inaugurated in 1978 and has now been run on Thanksgiving Day mornings. More than 5,200 runners and walkers participated in the 2011 Race.
The Race proceeds go to local charitable organizations including The Wakeman Boys and Girls Club, The Laddie Lawrence Scholarship Fund at Staples High School, Westport EMS, The Domestic Violence Crisis Center, Fairfield Counseling Services, The Keystone Club (Fairfield), Fairfield Police Explorers, and The Weston High School Boosters.

Monday, November 19, 2018

STEELY DAN FANS Don't miss this show at Horseshoe Cafe Monday Nov. 19th in Southport

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WEEK 3 - "HORSESHOES FOR HOPE" Series Finale!!

Join us this Monday 11/19 at 8pm at the Horseshoe Cafe for a Show with Logical Pretzel
(an amazing and outstanding Steely Dan Tribute).

Please bring a non-perishable food item(s) for donation for our Thanksgiving Community Food Drive for Operation Hope!

You definately won't want to miss this show!

Our open acoustic jam follows! See you there!

HORSESHOE CAFE - 355 Pequot Ave. Southport Village

Sunday, November 18, 2018

Santa Visits Fairfield Saturday Nov. 24th


20th Annual Holiday 5K Run/Walk for Toys Dec. 16th

20th Annual Holiday 5K Run/Walk for Toys 

Sunday, December 16!

Online pre-registration for the race closes on Thursday, Dec 13th at 8pm. Registration will re-open on Saturday 12/15 at SoundRunner during packet pickup 10am-12 noon, and on site at the race on Sunday, Dec 16th at 8am. Race registration fees increase to $15 for ages 19 & over on Saturday & Sunday. This family friendly event has one simple goal - to make as many kids happy through the Holidays as possible.   
To help us achieve this goal, as part of your entry fee, we ask that you bring a new, unwrapped toy suitable for children between 1-16 years old.
All toys collected at the event and are donated to the Fairfield Police Toy Drive. THIS YEAR THE FFLD POLICE HAVE DEDICATED OUR COLLECTION TO “SAVE THE CHILDREN” headquartered in Fairfield. They will be distributed to children in need in and around the Fairfield County area. Additional proceeds from the run will be donated to the Fairfield Police Union Scholarship Fund, Fairfield Police Explorers and Operation Warm through the Fairfield Fire Dept., which provides brand new winter coats to children in need.
Our course through the South Pine Creek area of Fairfield is FLAT, fun, and easily doable even for the youngest runners. Last year our runners ranged from 6 to 81! In 2012 the "Girls on the Run" team made this their final event and brought in close to 40 girls aged 12 and under. If the conditions permit nearly half of a mile will be on a groomed, flat trail on part of a land trust. The decision on which course is used will be made on Friday 12/14 after evaluating the conditions and weather predictions.
Our fees are family friendly - our event welcomes even the youngest of runners and walkers.
$11 for 19 & older thru December 13. Donation then increases to $15 online & on site.
$8 for 18 & under AND 70+ thru 12/13. Donation then increases to $10 online & on site.
Thanks for joining us and making a difference in our community. 
We will have plenty of food and hot fluids when you are done thanks to Taco Loco and their catering team. 
We also have a nice warm spot to relax in! There will be some shirts for sale at $15 and free massage therapy thanks to TONY TRUJILLO from TONY’S KNEADED TOUCH.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

TODAY! COAT DRIVE for Bridgeport Rescue Mission in Southport Village Saturday Nov. 17th

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Check your closets!

Convenient curbside service for donation drop-off 
for those in a rush

Look for the balloons

411 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Free coffee until it runs out

Thanks to Lattice House in Southport Village 
for hosting this 
annual community coat drive 
that immediately benefits 
Bridgeport Rescue Mission!


Annual Coat Drive for Bridgeport Rescue Mission is sponsored by 
the Representatives of RTM DISTRICT 10 Southport/Fairfield

Friday, November 16, 2018

Call Spic & Span for your Thanksgiving Orders ASAP

Spic & Span Market has what you need for Thanksgiving but you should stop by or call today and be sure you've locked in what you need before it's too late!! When only the best will do... Spic & Span Market 329 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village Call 203-259-1688

image/content: @spicandspanmkt

Pequot Library Black Friday/Saturday Book Sale Nov. 23rd-24th

Pequot Library 

Black Friday/Saturday Book Sale 2018
November 23rd-24th



Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Ye Yacht Yard in November 1953

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YYY in November 1953.

Photo property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Recycled Lines November 12th-14th

Recycled Lines

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Prepare for the cold winter at Recycled Lines November Sale starting Monday at 12pm @ 1435 Post Road East. We are located inside Furniture On Consignment on the Post Road in Westport.

 It doesn’t have to be new to be awesome!


​Mon. November 12th: 12-5pm
Tues. November 13th:10am-5pm
​Wed. November 14th:

Monday, November 12, 2018

HORSESHOES FOR HOPE (WEEK 2) Featuring Crispin Cioe on Monday Nov. 12th in Southport

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at the Horseshoe Cafe this Monday 11/12.....featuring an 8pm set from Crispin Cioe & Friends.
Not to be missed!!! Crispin has worked with the Rolling Stones, James Brown, J. Geils Band.

Stop by and join us for a fantastic feature show!
...and when you do...  

Please bring a non-perishable food donation(s) to support our community food drive for Operation Hope! Together we can make a difference!

Horseshoe Cafe - 355 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Remembrance for the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day at Trinity Church on Nov. 11th at Trinity Church

Be sure to come and collect your poppy on Sunday evening and wear it with pride and gratitude. 
The guns of WW1 fell silent on November 11 exactly 100 years ago.

Come to a dramatic, multi media Remembrance at 5pm Sunday Nov 11 at Trinity Church, Southport 
All welcome There is no charge for this event. 
“LEST WE FORGET...”. 1918 - 2018

In honor of all those who have served their country, Trinity will hold a dramatic, multi-media remembrance for the 100th anniversary of Armistice Day [the end of WW1] that falls exactly on Sunday, November 11th. 
Join us for a moving WW1 experience via letters from the front, historic soundtracks & red poppies as we reflect on war in the hope for peace.
Sunday, November 11th @ 5pm
Trinity Episcopal Church | 651 Pequot Avenue | Southport

Lattice House - Southport Village - Come and Explore

Central Park Pond Boat 1930's
The age and patina on this piece is incredible - perfect for that sailor in the family.
#pondboats #sailboats #pequotyachtclub #sailor 

Lattice House 

Come and Explore

411 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Meeker Dock & Warehouses 1887

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Meeker Dock and Warehouses
Southport, Connecticut
Photographer: Roderick P Curtis. Written on reverse: "View of Meeker's Store & Dock. Sept 23rd, '87." The Wakeman Meeker warehouses and docks were located on Harbor Road at the foot of Westway Road. Note the man at far right on the dock who is barefoot, and wearing a derby. In the background left is the site of 883 Harbor Road; visible is the barn which went with a house built by Andrew Bulkley for his daughter Mrs Benjamin Pomeroy. See also commentary with photo #97. Photo #261 shows the Meeker warehouses c 1900. After World War II, one of the warehouses was made into the present 825 Harbor Road. Fairfield News 6 Jan 1949, "the old onion barn was to be converted into a house, with a wing added on the east side." The renovation was done in the 1950's. The other onion barns were torn down. A picture of the warehouses at Fairfield Historical Society has this information with it: "The left barn (with stone foundation) was owned by Hoyt Perry in 1920 and at his death passed to Gwen Perry, who, after WWII remodelled it into a house, 825 Harbor Road. It was later bought by Mr Hubbell." Signed "George Pratt, 1975." George Pratt was the moving force behind the formation of the Southport Historic District. Photograph taken on 23 Sept 1887.

The old onion house in the early 1950s

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The old onion house on Harbor Road at Westway Road in the early 1950's.
Photo credit: Arthur Jennings
From: Arthur Jennings collection

Tuesday, November 6, 2018


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The Fairfield Women's Exchange Annual Holiday Tea Thursday Nov. 8th

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Tradition is in our hearts. Holiday Tea using a Silver Tea Service used for years and past Presidents to serve that lovely tea with goodies made by our Board Members. Join us!



Monday, November 5, 2018

Horseshoes For Hope FOOD DRIVE & Live Music Series in November at Horseshoe Cafe

We are excited to kick off our annual "Horseshoe for Hope" Thanksgiving Music series and food drive. We are holding a non-perishable food drive to support Operation Hope and those in our community in need this Thanksgiving! Please join us each of the next 3 Mondays to support our cause. The Music will be great, and our cause fantastic! We hope you will join us! Please bring a non-perishable food item(s)


Autumn in Southport

Autumn in Southport Village.

Sasquanaug Annual Meeting 2018

Sasquanaug Annual Meeting held at ⁦The Southport School⁩ on Sunday Sasquanaug honors President George Russell for 9 years of leadership, dedication & welcomes incoming President Jack Ijams & new board members. Sasquanaug Association for Southport Improvement was founded in 1887.

At The Kiwanis Club of Fairfield's Field Of Valor 2018

Field Of Valor 2018

Saturday, November 3, 2018


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We are happy to announce the start of our "Horseshoes for Hope" music series in 
support of Fairfield's Operation Hope.
This is a 3 week Thanksgiving Food Drive Music Series
to assist Operation Hope with their much needed food demands for the community and to put food on the table for Thanksgiving for those in need.

Please join us this Monday 11/5 for Charlie Karp and the NameDroppers at 8pm,
followed by our famed open-mic jam!

Please bring a non-perishable food donation(s)!

Horseshoe Cafe - 355 Pequot Avenue -Southport Village

Captain William Bulkley House

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Captain William Bulkley House
Southport, Connecticut
Description: B/w post card. Printed on front: "Southport 1906. House of C. Malvina Bulkley." Charlotte Malvina Bulkley was the daughter of Captain William Bulkley. Visible on the tree in the foreground are street signs put up by the Sasquanaug Association. "Maple" was an earlier name for Old South Road.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1906
Format: Photograph

Friday, November 2, 2018

Sasquanaug 2018 Annual Meeting Nov. 4th

Lattice House - Southport Village - Come and Explore

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Lattice House is proud to have a store at The Shops at Rooms with a View. We open tonight at 6:30 with the Preview Gala and we will be there until Sunday at 5pm. Swing by and experience the designs, the food, the art and of course the shopping!!  
Our main store at 411 Pequot Ave will be closed and will reopen on Tuesday, November 6th

Lattice House 

Come and Explore


Recycled Lines accepting consignments Nov. 2nd and 3rd in Southport

ACCEPTING CONSIGNMENTS FRIDAY Nov. 2nd AND SATURDAY Nov. 3rd! All winter and holiday attire: outerwear, button downs, pants, ties, blazers, shoes, belts as well as ski items. Consignment Open House: Nov. 2nd 4 pm - 7 pm Nov. 3rd 9 am - 12 pm at 106 Village Lane Southport MORE INFO

Pequot Summer Club, Old Southport Jail 1934

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#186 Pequot Summer Club, Old Southport Jail
Southport, Connecticut
Photographer: Read. Photo is marked "Read 34" in bottom right corner. Written on paper attached to reverse of picture: "Pequot Summer Club was located in Old Southport J[ail] at the time on property of Mr & Mrs H. Archibald Ma[yse]. For Boys only, it met 3 times a week & boys were ta[ken] to the Beach, camping (occasionally on our property at 42 Congress St) and in bad weather had activities in Club Ho[use]. The three directors were (older lads, back row): _____? Bahnzof (sp), _____? Bahnzof, and Kenton Christie Mayse, adopted son of Mr & Mrs Mayse. The only lad I can identify is my son, Henry Hammond Taylor II now of East Canaan, Conn. He is extreme left, front row. He could probably identify mos[t] of the others but so could a good many in the group. Mrs Mayse was my husband, Tom Taylor's, maternal aunt--nee Margaret Townsend Starr. She was quite a character. Club ran several years. [signed] Mary Darling Taylor" No date. This building is now an outbuilding (workshop) of 808 Pequot Ave.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 1934
Format: Photograph

Sammy's Southport Pizza & Grill


295 Pequot Avenue
Southport Village

Monday, October 29, 2018

Halloween Open-Mic at Horseshoe Cafe Oct. 29th

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Come out, Come out Wherever you are!
Join us this Monday 10/29 for a Halloween Open-Mic.
Costumes and good music, and lots of Halloween Fun (and antics).
8:30PM Feature Show from Alex Cano with guest appearance from Mike Galgano.
Acoustic Open-Mic follows the feature show!