UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe

Saturday, May 23, 2015

Block Island Race sails by Sasco Beach on Friday 4pm


Appears to be 100' COMANCHE

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Block Island Race 2015 passes Kenzie Point Sasco Hill 4pm on Friday evening.

Friday, May 22, 2015

The old Town Pump in Southport

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Town Pump
Southport, Connecticut
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 (see photo #104). 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 BCMMR Club (now #789 Harbor Rd).
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: bet. 1874 and 1886
Format: Photograph

Ye Yacht Yard on Friday

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YYY on Friday.

Southport Conservancy 33rd Annual Meeting June 7th


Bulkley Family In Southport

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"Bulkley family standing on a lot on the corner of Westway and Willow. Not sure of the date, approximately early 1900's. My great grandmother was a Bulkley and she grew up in the house to the right of Eagle Hill School. Note the Trinity Church steeple in the background."-Chris Jennings.
Photo credits: Arthur Jennings Collection.

Wednesday, May 20, 2015

Sasco Beach on Wednesday

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Sasco Beach on Wednesday.

Early Ye Yacht Yard

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At Ye Yacht Yard.
Date Unknown. On reverse: Processed by: W.A. Gough Fairfield, Conn.
Most likely Howard Burr to the far left.
Photograph property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Pine Creek and Old Dam Road residents attend Town proposed solar panel installation presentation on Tuesday

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Pine Creek and Old Dam area residents attended a presentation by the Town and Skyview Ventures regarding a proposed solar panel installation on Tuesday evening at The Beanery at the new Rec Center on Old Dam Road.

Sports fields parking lot at Old Dam Road to be resurfaced this week

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Parking lot at the sports fields on Old Dam Road are scheduled to be resurfaced this week.

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.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Pequot Library Presents the Oscars: Movie Series May 15th

Pequot Presents the Oscars: Movie Series

Friday, May 15, 2015, 3:30pm - 6pm
The 2015 Academy Award for Best Picture Nominee, The Imitation Game (PG). Free.


YYY on Monday evening





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High school sailors heading out of Southport Harbor on Monday evening.

Southport Dock In 1913

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Southport Dock
Southport, Connecticut
Tinted post card, Danziger & Berman, New Haven. Legend on the front of the postcard reads, "Southport Dock, Southport, Conn." On reverse is post office cancellation of 28 Jan 1913. This is a dock where Yacht Club and Perry Green now are.
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: circa 1913
Format: Photograph

Pine Creek Beach circa 1910

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Pine Creek Beach circa 1910's.
Vintage postcard.

Sunday, May 10, 2015

Antique Auto Derby Fairfield Country Hunt Club July 25,1942


his 10-minute film documents the "Antique Auto Derby" held at the Fairfield County Hunt Club in Westport, Connecticut on July 25, 1942. The event was organized by the Veteran Motor Car Club of America for the benefit of United China Relief. The "Derby" brought together "50 of America's First Cars".

Friday, May 8, 2015

Southport Harbor on Friday morning

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Southport Harbor on Friday morning.

Paci Southport


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Near & Far Aid - The Designer House Tour Today


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Near & Far Aid - The Designer House Tour today, seen here in Southport Village on Friday morning.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Southport Harbor on Thursday


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Southport Harbor on Thursday.

Near & Far Aid Designer House Tour May 8th

Near & Far Aid

The Designer House Tour

Friday, May 08, 2015

an exclusive tour of six extraordinary homes

Southport & Westport

May 08, 2015 | 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 

DESIGNER BREAKFAST

A pre-tour Designer Breakfast at the Patterson Club, featuring a presentation by renowned interior designer Alexa Hampton, will take place the morning of the house tour.
As the daughter of interior design legend Mark Hampton, Alexa Hampton learned the language of good design, the vocabulary to speak it, and the elements that define it at a very early age.   Now one of America’s most influential designers herself, Alexa Hampton has won countless awards for her design work on houses, apartments, planes, boats, furniture and even cars. She designs with a distinctly European flavor, expertly portraying subtlety and warmth using elements both classic and eclectic.
Alexa Hampton is also the author of two critically praised books: The Language of Interior Design, and Decorating in Detail. She will be available for a book signing of her recent book, Decorating in Detail, after the presentation.
9:00 -10:30 a.m.
The Patterson Club
Tickets $75

 DESIGNER HOUSE TOUR

The tour offers patrons an extraordinary opportunity inside a curated selection of exclusive properties in the enclaves of Southport and Westport. The homes celebrate each moment of life, the important occasions, and the simple, every day events surrounded by imagination, beauty, style, and vision.
10:00 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Tickets: $65 in advance; $75 day of tour.

TOAST THE TOUR

To celebrate the 2015 House Tour, Near & Far Aid will host its “Toast the Tour” cocktail reception at the Fairfield County Hunt Club. The celebration will feature a Luxury Car Show presented by Miller Motorcars, savory hors d’ oeuvres, specialty cocktail bar, as well as hand rolled cigars.
6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
Fairfield County Hunt Club
Tickets $100; $125 at the door
For more information about the Designer House Tour, contact us at
housetour@nearandfaraid.org

Monday, May 4, 2015

Horseshoe Cafe Presents "Dead Night" Live Show celebrating the music of The Grateful Dead Monday May 4th


Horseshoe CafĂ© - Pequot Avenue - Southport Village 

Plant Blossom the rabbit a Garden Day May 9th Pequot Library

Plant Blossom the rabbit a Garden Day

at Pequot Library
Saturday, May 09, 2015, 10:00am - 11:00am
 
  • Come with a plant (herbs, basil, dill, cilantro, parsley, strawberries etc.) to put in the soil as we renew the eating garden for Blossom, our resident rabbit.
  • Daisy Troop #30105 will be on hand to help.
  • Cake provided to celebrate!
  • Call (203) 259-0346 ext. 18 for further info on what plants to select. 
Location : Outside in Blossom's Garden
Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 18

Pine Creek Beach Summer 1941

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Pine Creek Beach in the summer of 1941, Surfside in the background,
at the end of South Pine Creek Road.
Photo property and courtesy of: Dave Peck Collection

Spic & Span Monday Lunch Specials

(photo: Greg Peck 5/4/15)

Monday, April 27, 2015

WIDGET on the rails at YYY in 1958

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Howard and Barbara Burr on the rails with WIDGET at YYY.
Photograph by Frank Romagnano Fairfield, CT
July 21, 1958.
Photograph property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Southport Harbor on Thursday

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Southport Harbor on Thursday.

Rare view over Southport Harbor circa 1914

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Rare view over Southport Harbor circa 1914
"This photo was taken from the second story porch of the BC&MMR (on Harbor Road at Westway Road) showing an onion farm and buildings then in existence {on Sasco Hill circa 1914-1915}. This appears to be the flagpole"
-Arthur Jennings
From: Arthur Jennings Collection

Spic & Span Market Spring Soup Sale-while they last

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Spic & Span Market Southport Village Spring Soup Sale on now!

Sasco Beach on Wednesday evening

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Sasco Beach on Wednesday evening.

Pequot Library Derby Day Fundraiser May 2nd

Pequot Library Fundraiser May 2nd

6th Derby Day Fundraiser

Saturday, May 2, 2015, 4pm - 7pm
Celebrate "The Greatest 2 Minutes in Sports" with big hats, Silent Auction, and Kentucky fare.

MORE INFORMATION:
http://www.pequotlibrary.org/index.php/calendar-events/icalrepeat.detail/2015/05/02/10901/-/6th-derby-day-fundraiser

Howard Burr inside the shop at YYY

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Howard Burr inside the shop at YYY.
Look closer and you will see Howard inside the shop.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photograph property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.