UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Horseshoe Cafe presents A Very Sherrye Christmas on Dec.22nd

A Very Sherrye Christmas? Could that be possible?- YES!!! Come down to the Horseshoe Café Acoustic Open Mic on Monday 12/22 for some holiday cheer! Sherrye Dobrin along with Derek Reeves get things rolling with some holiday songs in the feature spot at 8:30PM followed by Acoustic Open-Mic. C'mon down- new players always welcome! Let's celebrate the holidays with some great live music!

Horseshoe Café - Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Friday, December 12, 2014

Holiday Caroling Party and Open House Dec.19th at Pequot Library

Holiday Caroling Party and Open House

Friday, December 19, 2014, 4pm - 6pm
Old-fashioned family and community fun - crafts, carols, carriage rides. Free.


Friday, December 19, 2014, 04:00pm - 06:00pm
A holiday tradition continues! 
Old-fashioned family fun, featuring a performance by a local choir.
Crafts: cookie decorating & pine cone bird-feeders
Caroling:  choir performance and bonfire sing-a-long
Horse-drawn carriage rides:through the Southport Village
Horse Drawn Carriage Rides:
4pm to 5:30pm:  
Tickets will be required for carriage rides
5:30pm to 6:00pm: Open seating for carriage rides
Tickets will be available at the Front Desk beginning at 4:00 pm.
Free and open to the public.
Admission: Please bring one unwrapped new book which we will donate to an under-served neighboring school.
Photograph credit: Mike Lauterborn

Jean Allen, Inc.

(click on image to enlarge)
An ad from an old store in Southport from years ago.
From Arthur Jennings Collection.

Thursday, December 11, 2014

Southport Village Christmas Walk Dec.11th

(right click on image to open in new window to enlarge)
Southport Village Christmas Walk Thursday December 11th.
Santa arrives by firetruck at 5pm.

Santa comes to Southport Village TODAY! Stop by and visit Southport Galleries between 4 & 6pm for a refreshment


Thursday, December 11th: Santa is coming to Southport!
Join us for a special holiday gathering with wine and snacks from 4-6 pm!

Southport Globe CD Music Review – “Holiday Music” - Glenn Roth

CD Music Review – “Holiday Music” - Glenn Roth

“A brilliantly composed ode to the holidays.  Glenn pays instrumental homage to these seasonal classics with an engaging and rhythmic candor.  A sixteen track instrumental compilation that will be sure to sure to warm your holiday season.”
His impressive fret-work rings true on this instrumental collection fit for the season!
Critics Pick:  “Carol of the Bells” - Throw another log on the fire and have a listen! 4.5 / 5

Glenn Roth appears at the Horseshoe Café in Southport on 12/15 at 8:30
in support of his Holiday CD

Brad Grauer / Music Critic – Southport Globe

Senator-elect Tony Hwang will be at Pequot Library Dec.12. to open its Rare Book Cases

news flash: senator-elect tony hwang turns pages of AMERICAN Indian rare books at pequot library then stays for questions and conversation

Southport, CT -- The public is invited to a special page-turning event with Senator-elect Tony Hwang on Friday December 12, 2014 at 11:45am at Pequot Library. The books are part of a three-volume set, History of the Indian Tribes of North America from the Indian Gallery in the Department of War, at Washington, D.C. by Thomas L. McKenney in 1844. As Senator-elect Hwang turns the pages of these rare books, he and the community have an opportunity for discussion and to choose the next pages for display.
This is a unique opportunity to see up-close-and-personal actual “page-turnings” of three volumes of the Indian Gallery antique books. Learn more about Native American history, books, literature, and the history of our country as the rare book cases are opened to reveal colorful and beautifully illustrated images of American Indian Chiefs, women, and children.
The large books are part of Pequot Library’s Special Collections which form an incredibly rich and vibrant portrait of the literary, religious, political, military, musical, and cultural life of America at the time of the Library’s founding in 1889. This is one of the most important, concentrated, and impeccably selected set of collections of its kind in the country.
Bring your own bag lunch and stay for conversation with Senator-elect Hwang and Pequot Library’s new Executive Director, Heather-Marie Montilla, MPA. Reservations encouraged. RSVP to .

Please visit to learn more about this vibrant library, educational, arts and cultural institution.
All classes and programs are open to everyone.
For information: (203) 259-0346 ext. 15.
Follow Pequot Library on Facebook and Twitter.
Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Fireside Tales: For Fathers and Kids Dec.8th

Fireside Tales: For Fathers and Kids

Monday, December 8, 2014, 7pm - 8pm
Bedtime stories around a lit fire, kids in pjs, popping corn the old-fashioned way! 
Pequot Library

Winter sailing in Southport Harbor 52 years ago

(click on image to enlarge)
Winter sailing in Southport Harbor 52 years ago
Arthur Jennings seen here winter sailing at the narrows in an early Dyer Dhow (with cotton sails).
Notice the old Pilot House on the left, and, Perry Green, and Pequot Yacht Club to the right, in front of Nicholas Fingelly Real Estate, on the corner of Main Street and Harbor Road.
-Arthur Jennings Collection

W.B. Meeker & Son's

(click on image to enlarge)
An old advertisement from The Southport Chronicle.
From Arthur Jennings Collection.

Friday, December 5, 2014

Howard Burr at Southport Harbor

(right click on image to open in new window to enlarge)
Howard Burr at Southport Harbor
Photographer and date unknown.
Photograph property and courtesy of Howard  Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Rare winter photo of Southport Harbor and Sasco Hill

(click on image to enlarge)
"Winter on the Harbor pre WWI. Onion farms on the right." -Arthur Jennings
Very special thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this very rare image of Southport and Sasco Hill.

Horseshoe Cafe Southport Village presents Sarah Golley Dec.8th

This Monday - 12/8 at the Horseshoe.....Sarah Golley takes the 8:30 feature spot followed by Acoustic Open-Mic. Stop in and put your show on at the Shoe!

Horseshoe Cafe - Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Ye Yacht Yard 1950's

(right click on image to open in new window to enlarge)
Ye Yacht Yard circa 1950's.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photograph property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Thursday, December 4, 2014

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

The Fairfield Women's Exchange Holiday Tour

For more than fifty years The Fairfield Women's Exchange has supported local women in countless ways. See the fantastic gifts available, great prices, beautiful gift wrap, and monogramming for all of your gifts, even the ones you've bought elsewhere... come see for yourself today!

Credits: Betsy Pollak

Successful Study Skills 4 Students Proudly Introduces Homework Helpers

Successful Study Skills 4 Students Proudly Introduces Homework Helpers
Southport, CT, December 3, 2014 –Successful Study Skills 4 Students (S4) is pleased to announce the launch of Homework Helpers specifically designed to help parents and teachers with their students’ homework challenges. Parents and teachers are encouraged to post comments and questions on S4’s Facebook page,, which is designed to give real advice and tips from S4 teachers and parents who are fighting the same homework challenges.
Homework is a common struggle between many parents and their students. Many students feel overwhelmed by the amount of homework and time spent on homework.  When homework isn’t completed, teachers spend more time reviewing what should have been reinforced at home instead of teaching new material. Students are more likely to finish homework when they feel they have the support from both their parents and teachers. However, getting students motivated can be hard for many parents and teachers.  S4’s Homework Helpers offers a sharing community for parents and teachers alike.
Michelle Sagalyn, president of S4 said, “We are excited to launch Homework Helpers, as we know it will support many parents in their efforts to help their students’ with homework. Homework Helpers will be a forum for both parents and teachers to come together and support and make homework time less stressful. It is proven that students that do their homework have greater academic success.
To access S4’s Homework Helpers page, please visit:
About S4
4 partners with public, independent, charter and parochial schools to offer an accessible, logical and easy-to-implement study skills system. To date, over 2,200 students have participated in the S4 program to learn invaluable skills for better classroom engagement, increased focus, better preparation for class, tests, and projects, resulting in increased confidence and more independent learning.

Successful Study Skills 4 Students
Skills for School, Tools for LifeTM

Southport on Tuesday

(right click on images to open in new window to enlarge)
Southport on Tuesday.

Paci - Southport

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

"Horseshoes For Hope 2014" Donates to Operation Hope

Special Thanks to all those who donated to and supported our "Horseshoes for Hope" music series for Operation Hope! Together we collected 830 lbs. of food through our Food Drive for Operation Hope and collected $1300 of monetary donations which was matched by the Pink Angels for another $1300. We couldn't have done that without the support of so many great people along the way! Thanks to all for contributing to this great local cause- together we helped many less fortunate in the area! Happy Holidays.

Horseshoe Cafe - Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Annual Holiday Run for Toys Dec.21st at Pine Creek


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Southport Harbor on Saturday

(click on imager to enlarge)
Southport Harbor on Saturday.

Rare Southport aerial postcard

(double click on image to supersize) 
Special thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this rare photo postcard.

Thursday, November 27, 2014

Black Friday/Saturday Book Sale at Pequot Library Nov.28th-29th

Pequot Library

Black Friday/Saturday Book Sale

Fri., Nov. 28 & Sat, Nov. 29, 2014, 9am - 5pm
New items! CDs, DVDs, signed books, and more - all suitable for gifts. Plenty of parking.
Admission is free. All Sale proceeds support Pequot Library's over 400 annual
programs for adults and children, plus inter-generational events.
  • New items
  • Gently-used items suitable for gifts
  • New CDs and DVDs, still factory-sealed and shrink-wrapped
  • 5,000+ books to choose from
  • 5,000+ CDs and DVDs
  • Assortment of The New Yorker magazines from 1940's-1970's
  • Cozy Book Sale, come to relax, browse and buy, with plenty of free parking

Categories Include:
◦ Art/Photography
◦ Children
◦ Christmas/Holiday
◦ CDs/DVDs
◦ Cookbooks
◦ Gift Books
◦ Heritage Press
◦ Signed Books
◦ and so much More!
More information:

Pine Creek Beach on Thanksgiving Eve

(right click on image to open in new window to enlarge)
Pine Creek Beach on Thanksgiving Eve.