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Thursday, December 8, 2016

THANK YOU Southport Village Merchants!


Please support these Southport Merchants...

Without their help tonight's Christmas walk would not be possible
Merry Christmas...

Photo: Greg Peck

Southport Village Christmas Walk Dec.8th

Annual Southport Village Christmas Walk
December 8, 2016
Santa Claus arrives at 5pm

Food Historian Sarah Wassberg at Pequot Library Jan.5th

COOKING BY THE BOOK: THE CHANGING LANDSCAPE OF AMERICAN CUISINE LECTURE BY FOOD HISTORIAN AT PEQUOT LIBRARY

Southport, CT – Love history? Love cooking? Join us for a talk from food historian Sarah Wassberg on Thursday, January 5, 2017, from 7:00pm-9:00pm. Given in conjunction with Pequot Library’s Special Collections exhibition, Cooking Down the Ages: Cookbooks and Recipes, Wassberg’s talk will touch upon the evolution of nutrition, food trends, cooking, and cookbookery in the United States through the ages, with special emphasis on early American cooking, celebrity chefs of the late 19th century, World War I, the Great Depression, and the home cooking revival of the 1970s. The evening will begin with an informal tour of the exhibition. Ample time will be given for Q & A. This program is free and all are welcome.
 
Wassberg is a food historian by passion and training, studying the intersecting histories of food, agriculture, cooking, women, rural communities, and immigration in America, with special emphasis on the first half of the 20th century. She has a Master's Degree in Public History from the University at Albany and works as the Director of Education at the Hudson River Maritime Museum in Kingston, NY. She runs the occasional podcast "History Bites" and is currently under contract with SUNY Press to write a book on food conservation efforts in New York during the First World War.
 
Wassberg has a collection of over 200 cookbooks (and counting), with a large portion dating from the 1910s to the 1950s, as well as an extensive library of agriculture and food history academic books. She reads cookbooks for fun, enjoys cooking from scratch, and loves vegetable cookery most of all.
 
Please visit www.pequotlibrary.org 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, Instagram, and Twitter.


Pequot Library Brings Culture to Life

Glenn Roth at Horseshoe Cafe Dec.12th

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Harbor, Southport Connecticut

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Photo postcard, most likely sold on the rack at Switzer's.
From Arthur Jennings Collection.

Fishing at YYY

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Fishing at Ye Yacht Yard on Whyte's Rock.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photo property and courtesy of: Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Tuesday, December 6, 2016

Holiday Cheer at The Burr Mansion Dec.11th



Festive celebration at Burr Mansion featuring live holiday music, a boutique with unique gifts, hors d'oeuvres generously provided by David Grant Catering, one-of-a-kind handmade wreaths for sale designed by the Fairfield Garden Club, Sasqua Garden Club, Greens Farms Garden Club and Greenfield Hill Garden Club, opportunity to see the latest renovations to the beloved, historic Burr Mansion.

Holiday Run for Toys Dec.18th

Holiday Run for Toys
5K Run/Walk
Presented by


Sunday, December 18 at 9:15 a.m.
(Note new start time - don't be late!)

THERE IS NO POSTPONEMENT DATE
IF CONDITIONS ARE UN-RUNABLE THE EVENT WILL BE CANCELED.
There are no refunds.

The Scandinavian Club, 1351 South Pine Creek Road, Fairfield, CT

OUR SINCERE THANKS TO WILLIAM B. MEYER INC. &
THE SCANDINAVIAN CLUB FOR HOSTING OUR EVENT FOR THE LAST 13 YEARS



$11 pre-reg - just $8 for kids 18 & under$15 Race day reg 19 & over, $8 for kids 18 & under
Bring a new unwrapped toy for kids 1-16 yrs

EVENT SCHEDULE
8:00 am - 9:05 am Registration
9:00 am- Kids fun run will start depending on temperature, conditions & number of kids
9:10 am Announcements and Lineup
9:15 am 5K Run Starts
10:00 am Post Race Food including HOT SOUP, baked goods, & beverages.
10:15 am Awards & Crazy Prizes ceremony


HIGHLIGHTSAll abilities of runners and walkers are welcome.

Post race food includes baked goods and hot beverages.
Course is weather dependent. We will have two courses available.
If conditions permit you will run 5/10 miles of the course on a trail.
If weather is not cooperative, entire course will be on roads.


Commercial ad from Old Southport Chronicle 1869

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From the Old Southport Chronicle 1869.
Thanks to Arthur Jennings for contributing.

Southport Harbor in the 1920's

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Southport Harbor in the 1920's
The PYC was organized in 1920 and it leased the former BC&MMR building for its first clubhouse. This photo appears to be taken in the 1920's. Photo courtesy of Arthur Jennings Collection.

Bulkley's Market Southport CT circa 1870

Special thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this very old advertisement
from the Southport Chronicle circa 1870.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Operation Hope Food Drive Dec.3rd


Nutritionist Donna Brown: Stress & Nutrition: Holiday Management at Pequot Library Dec.1st

Stress & Nutrition: Holiday Management

At Pequot Library

Thursday, December 1, 2016, 7pm - 8pm
Nutritionist Donna Brown speaks about using nutrition to keep holiday stress at bay! Free

MORE INFORMATION:

Horseshoe Cafe Southport Village Acoustic Open Mic every Monday night


Fairfield Christmas Tree Lighting Dec.2nd

Fairfield Christmas Tree Lighting

Friday, December 2, 2016
  
Town Hall   Choirs begin at 5:55 PM and Santa arrives at 7:00 PM.
The occasion that truly kicks off the holiday season in Fairfield is the lighting of the Christmas tree on the Town Hall Green. Gather with your family and countdown as we light the 90-foot tall Norway spruce, the tallest living tree that gets lit at Christmas time in Connecticut. It was one of three trees donated by the Daughters of the American Revolution in December 1918.
The festivities begin at 5:55 pm with the Fairfield Woods, Roger Ludlowe and Tomlinson Middle School Chamber Choirs singing songs of the season. The Fairfield Warde Choral Group will wow you at 6:20 and The Downtown Theatre Company will cap these amazing performances at 6:45.  Enjoy some hot chocolate and free glow necklaces compliments of the Town Youth Council.  First Selectman, Mike Tetreau will do the countdown to light the tree at 7:00 pm and Santa Claus arrives by Fire Engine soon after!
Parks & Rec., Local 1426 Fairfield Fire Fighters and the Fairfield Fire Rescue sponsor this event. We also thank the Fairfield Public Works Department and the Fairfield Police Department for helping make this event possible. Bring the entire family and join in this festive occasion!


Dredging at Ye Yacht Yard early 1930's


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Dredging at Ye Yacht Yard circa 1930's.
Date and photographer unknown.
Photograph courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Shop The Fairfield Women's Exchange

Visit the Fairfield Women's Exchange on Pequot Avenue in Southport Village for great gifts for all occasions, greeting cards, postcards, framed artwork, books, Southport souvenirs, ornaments and more.


MORE INFORMATION:
https://www.facebook.com/Fairfield-Womens-Exchange-163239207037213/?fref=ts

Treat Your Beasts to Bow Wow Biscuits

Bow wow biscuits in the making, great holiday treats for your noble beasts.


  gruelbritannia.com and place orders for Christmas doggy gifts.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Author Clare Pernice at Fairfield University Bookstore Dec.11th





By Aline Weiller
November 29, 2016 (FAIRFIELD, Conn.) -- The Fairfield University Bookstore announced today the appearance of children’s author/illustrator, Clare Pernice, during their 5th Anniversary weekend celebration on Sunday, December 11 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. Pernice will lead a special Story Time, incorporating her workshop, “Words and Pictures,” geared for children ages 4-6, at the store’s 1499 Post Road, Fairfield location. The author will read from the book she penned and illustrated,
Circus Girl, then invite children to develop and draw their own main characters. The workshop will be followed by a book signing, and attendees will be entered into a door prize drawing for an child-friendly gift basket. The program is free and registration is encouraged, but not required. To reserve a spot, e-mail FairfieldUBookstoreEvents@gmail.com. 



Children’s book author and illustrator, Clare Pernice, will lead Story Time and conduct an interactive workshop at Fairfield University Bookstore on Sunday, December 11 from 1:00 - 2:00 pm. For reservations, e-mail. FairfieldUBookstoreEvents@gmail.com. Geared for children ages 4-6; Walk-ins welcome; admission is free.


 
Born and raised in England, Clare Pernice’s passion for children’s books took root while influenced by Roald Dahl (who visited her school), and her witty story-telling father. Pernice took an avid interest in the world of children’s stories, art and design and went on to graduate from London’s Central Saint Martin’s School of Art. She has since illustrated and exhibited works in Paris, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Charleston and New York. She has also designed children’s books, clothes, toys, & murals, and has created costumes and props for film and stage.

            But Pernice’s true love is writing and illustrating picture books, of which Circus Girl is her first. Circus Girl is the tale of a young girl who morphs into a superstar -- the main attraction -- in a circus of her own. Pernice’s picture book combines playful text with whimsical watercolor images, capturing the girl’s imagination of tumbling, flying, juggling, and spinning across the pages. The little girl’s family of toys help her create a dream-like circus show before she falls fast asleep.

            Circus Girl was inspired my childhood, my two children, and all children who love to play dress up and make-believe,” said Pernice.

            The author’s future written and illustrated titles with Simply Read books include The Real Mother Goose and Adventure Boy, both slotted for 2017.

            Clare Pernice lives in Weston, Connecticut with her husband, two children and their miniature dachschund, Milo. She is available for readings/signings and art lessons at schools, libraries, camps, bookstores, boutiques and home birthday parties. For bookings, e-mail wordsmithllc@optonline.net or contact Pernice directly via her website, www.clarepernice.com. The author also welcomes followers on her author Facebook page, “Clare Pernice Word & Pictures.”
PHOTO CREDIT: Regina Tamburro

Fairfield’s 4th Annual Holiday ‘Shop & Stroll’ Dec.8th

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View of the breakwater from YYY


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View looking out at the breakwater from the rails at Ye Yacht Yard.
Photo: W. A. Gough Fairfield, Conn
Date uncertain.
Photograph property and courtesy of:
 Ye Yacht Yard Preservation Fund/Howard Burr Collection./Joe Rainis.

Fireside Tales for Fathers and Kids at Pequot Library Dec.5th

Fireside Tales--for Fathers and Kids

At Pequot Library


  • 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: Dec.5, Jan. 9, Feb. 6
  • Begins at 7pm and ends 8pm
  • Location : Reading Room
  • Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 16
MORE INFO:

Monday, November 28, 2016

Howard and the boys at Ye Yacht Yard

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Howard Burr (at left) with his friends at Ye Yacht Yard in Southport, CT.
Date unknown.
Photographer: Berray Photography, West Redding, CT.
Photograph property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Friday, November 25, 2016

Black Friday/Saturday Book Sale at Pequot Library Nov.25th-26th


Black Friday/Saturday Book Sale

Pequot Library
Southport, CT

Fri. Nov. 25, 9 - 5 & Sat. Nov. 26, 9 - 5
10,000+ items, many new, selected as ideal for gifting, signed books, Easton Press, and more!


Winter sailing in Southport Harbor 54 years ago

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Winter sailing in Southport Harbor 54 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

Thursday, November 24, 2016

Thanksgiving Proclamation 1789

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WHEREAS it is the duty of all nations to acknowledge the providence of Almighty God, to obey His will, to be grateful for His benefits, and humbly to implore His protection and favour; and Whereas both Houfes of Congress have, by their joint committee, requefted me "to recommend to the people of the United States a DAY OF PUBLICK THANKSGIVING and PRAYER, to be observed by acknowledging with grateful hearts the many and signal favors of Almighty God, especially by affording them an opportunity peaceably to eftablifh a form of government for their safety and happiness:"
NOW THEREFORE, I do recommend and affign THURSDAY, the TWENTY-SIXTH DAY of NOVEMBER next, to be devoted by the people of thefe States to the fervice of that great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be; that we may then all unite in rendering unto Him our fincere and humble thanksfor His kind care and protection of the people of this country previous to their becoming a nation; for the fignal and manifold mercies and the favorable interpofitions of His providence in the courfe and conclufion of the late war; for the great degree of tranquility, union, and plenty which we have fince enjoyed;-- for the peaceable and rational manner in which we have been enable to eftablish Conftitutions of government for our fafety and happinefs, and particularly the national one now lately instituted;-- for the civil and religious liberty with which we are bleffed, and the means we have of acquiring and diffufing useful knowledge;-- and, in general, for all the great and various favours which He has been pleafed to confer upon us.
And also, that we may then unite in moft humbly offering our prayers and fupplications to the great Lord and Ruler of Nations and befeech Him to pardon our national and other tranfgreffions;-- to enable us all, whether in publick or private ftations, to perform our feveral and relative duties properly and punctually; to render our National Government a bleffing to all the people by conftantly being a Government of wife, juft, and conftitutional laws, difcreetly and faithfully executed and obeyed; to protect and guide all fovereigns and nations (especially fuch as have shewn kindnefs unto us); and to blefs them with good governments, peace, and concord; to promote the knowledge and practice of true religion and virtue, and the increafe of fcience among them and us; and, generally to grant unto all mankind fuch a degree of temporal profperity as he alone knows to be beft.
GIVEN under my hand, at the city of New-York, the third day of October, in the year of our Lord, one thousand feven hundred and eighty-nine.
(signed) G. Washington
Source: The Massachusetts Centinel, Wednesday, October 14, 1789


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 34 consecutive 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 21, 2016

Horseshoes For Hope THANKSGIVING FOOD DRIVE TONIGHT Nov.21st at Horseshoe Cafe Southport Village

Please come and enjoy this event supporting Operation Hope and bring non perishable donations!

HORSESHOE CAFE - PEQUOT AVENUE - SOUTHPORT VILLAGE

POP on Pequot Grand Opening this weekend was SUPER!



POP on Pequot is Southport's Holiday Pop-Up Marketplace!


An incredible opening this weekend!


POP on Pequot is located at 411 Pequot Avenue in Southport Village across from the Post Office.


For more information:


https://www.facebook.com/poponpequot

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.

William Pitt Sotheby's International Realty Welcomes Lisa Damp


Lisa Damp

Southport, Conn. (November 21, 2016) — William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty today announced that Lisa Damp has joined the company as a sales agent and will be based in the firm’s Southport, Conn. brokerage. 
 
Originally from New York City, Damp attended St. John’s University, and worked in the health care administration for a number of years. Damp eventually moved to Connecticut, where she has lived with her husband for over 20 years, working from home for the past 15 years in the medical transcription field while raising her two children in Southport and Fairfield. Her experience in the service industry, as well as personal knowledge of urban and suburban living, led her to pursue a career in real estate.
 
“Having lived in the area for so long, Lisa has great passion and understanding for all that Fairfield County has to offer,” said Brian A. Clarke Jr., manager of William Pitt Sotheby’s International Realty’s Southport brokerage. “She is a hard worker, and has always been dedicated to helping others. We are thrilled to welcome her aboard, and look forward to all she will contribute to our Southport team.”
 
“I pride myself on my work ethic, commitment and loyalty,” said Damp. “I am excited to begin this next chapter in my career, and hope to successfully exceed all of my clients’ real estate needs to help them find their dream home.”
 
Damp is an active member in the Fairfield County community, and has volunteered on several committees including the Riverfield School, Roger Ludlowe Middle School and Fairfield Ludlowe High School PTAs. She has also dedicated a number of years of leadership to the Girl Scouts of America. 
 
About William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty
 
Founded in 1949, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty manages a $3.9-billion portfolio with more than 1,000 sales associates in 28 brokerages spanning Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Westchester County, New York. William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty is the largest Sotheby's International Realty(R) affiliate globally and the 28th-largest real estate company by sales volume in the United States. A full-service real estate firm headquartered in Stamford, Connecticut, William Pitt and Julia B. Fee Sotheby's International Realty provides ancillary services including commercial services through its affiliation with Building and Land Technology, a second-generation development company based in Stamford, Connecticut; William Pitt Insurance Services; and an award-winning global relocation division. For more information, visit the website at williampitt.com.

Sotheby's International Realty's worldwide network includes approximately 19,000 sales associates located in approximately 850 offices throughout 65 countries and territories.

Need that stellar gift for your host or hostess this holiday season?




Cocktails for Book Lovers by Westport author, Tessa Smith McGovern, makes for the ideal holiday party gift.
 
November 17, 2016 (WESTPORT, Conn.) -- The holiday season is quickly approaching and with it, festive fetes, open houses and seasonal celebrations. Stumped for a stellar gift for your host or hostess? Enter Book Girl’s Guide to Cocktails for Books Lovers (Source Books, 2014, $11.99 US) by award-winning author (turned literary mixologist), Tessa Smith McGovern.
            Originally hailing from England and currently Westport-based, Smith McGovern has always had a penchant for books, and a fascination with interesting cocktails fancied by her father. She successfully coupled literature and libations in a pint-sized, handy hardcover that doubles as the perfect party -- and conversation -- starter for book lovers and cocktail enthusiasts alike. Cocktails for Booklovers is part drink guide, part behind-the-scenes look at bestselling and local authors: a mini-history lesson is blended with a related cocktail, 50 unique recipies to be exact. Recipients will relish fun facts, while sipping spins on time honored drinks or crafting a Smith McGovern original.
            Readers can experiment with ‘Mr. MiCawber’s Hot Gin Punch’ (suited for the fictional character in Charles Dickens’ David Copperfield), taste a ‘Pimm’s No. 1 Classic,’ which the author assigns to local writer and fellow Westporter, Jane Green, for her novel, Another Piece of My Heart, or indulge in a ‘Salted Caramel and Bourbon Milkshake’ that ties into Flannery O’Conner’s short story, Wise Blood. Despite your fiction favorite or choice of beverage, Cocktails for Booklovers delivers on both levels.  
            Tessa Smith McGovern is also the Co-founder of Fairfield County Writers’ Studio (www.fcwritersstudio.com), host of the popular internet talk show, Book Girl TV, a writing instructor at The Writing Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, and author of the digital collection of short stories, London Road: Linked Stories. 
            So this holiday season, don’t show up with that same, tired bottle of wine: add some panache and wrap Cocktails for Book Lovers with a top shelf vodka, aged whiskey or rum for the sweeter drink afficianado. For a more significant holiday present, fashion a gift basket of bestsellers and bar accessories. Any combination makes for an unmatched gesture that will, no doubt, prove memorable. Cheers!

For information regarding the Fairfield County Writers’ Studio, e-mail info@FCWritersStudio.com or call (203) 374-8343.



Friday, November 18, 2016

In the shop at Ye Yacht Yard circa 1930's

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In the shop at Ye Yacht Yard circa 1930's.
Southport, Connecticut
Photographer and date unknown (most likely 1930's).
 Back of photo identifies from left to right: Jimmy Buckley, Roy Thorpe, Howard Burr, and Louis Grudzinski.
Special thanks to Joe Rainis and the Howard Burr Collection.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Fairfielder Jeanne Harrison and crew touching up a hydrant on Harbor Road in Mid November!

Fairfielder Jeanne Harrison in Southport Village on Wednesday.

User friendly shelving installed in Pequot Library's Children's Library

New shelving installed in the Children's Library at Pequot Library in Southport as part of the recent renovations.


For information on how to make a contribution to Pequot Library:

Pie Night at Ogden House Friday Nov.18th!

 
Friday, November 18, 6-8pm
Celebrate a Fairfield tradition from the early 1800s. Around Thanksgiving, locals walked through town, visiting neighbors and sampling pies at each house. As the revelers moved from home to home, the hosts at each house joined the roving party. Come to the 1750 Ogden House, located at 1520 Bronson Road, for candlelight tours and pie tasting!
Suggested donation $5; Seniors & Students $3.

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Greenfield Hill Congregational Church Holiday Concert Dec.11th


A much anticipated annual musical event, this year’s holiday music concert, Sunday, December 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm is featuring Wendy Gerbier and friends soprano, Virginia Herrera and bass-baritone, John Dominick III, accompanied by pianist, Michael Fennelly.

This concert will include a selection of beautiful solos, duets and trios that are sure to get the entire family in the holiday spirit! You won’t want to miss this!

The concert is FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. The Board of Deacons of the Church sponsors the concert and invites all attendees to a reception with refreshments directly following the performance.

Please visit www.greenfieldhillchurch.com to learn more about this vibrant and welcoming church. All services and programs are open to everyone. For information: (203) 259-5596.
Follow Greenfield Hill Church on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/GreenfieldHillCongregationalChurch/

Kids First Dentistry & First Impressions Orthodontics Post Halloween Buy Back Program a Success!


Kids First Dentistry & First Impressions Orthodontics of Fairfield, Norwalk, and Monroe has offered a post-Halloween Candy Buy Back program for the last five years running! This year, one of our First Impressions patients heard about our Candy Buy Back to Support Our Troops and wanted to help. A student at Riverfield School in Fairfield, she sent a letter to classmates with an amazing response! Together, along with the generous in office donations we received, 300 lbs of candy were delivered to the USS WASP, stationed overseas. The 1,200+ service men and women aboard the ship have been deployed for nearly six months. We would like to extend a big THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to our Candy Buy Back to Support Our Troops!

      

4th Annual Fairfield Holiday Shop & Stroll Dec.8th

First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced today that the Town of Fairfield and the Fairfield Chamber of Commerce will co-sponsor the 4th Annual Fairfield Holiday Shop & Stroll on Thursday, December 8, 2016.
Participating shops will stay open late and will offer an assortment of hors d’oeuvres and seasonal refreshments. Traveling carolers and musicians from local schools will fill the air with holiday cheer, and local restaurants will be offering dinner or drink specials. 

“This is a great opportunity to support our local businesses and get your holiday shopping done while enjoying a fun night out with family or friends,” said First Selectman Tetreau. 

Chamber of Commerce President Beverly Balaz added, “The Chamber of Commerce is happy to be partnering with the Town on this festive event as it will give our businesses another opportunity to open their doors to the community, meet new customers from surrounding towns and, together, help celebrate the holiday season with a wonderful shopping experience!” 

First Selectman Tetreau also called upon residents and non-residents alike to take advantage of special shopping opportunities on Small Business Saturday immediately following the Thanksgiving holiday on Saturday, November 26, 2016.
Small Business Saturday started in 2010 as a way to celebrate and support small businesses. This past year, more than 95 million people participated nationwide. First Selectman Tetreau remarked, “Small Business Saturday is a terrific opportunity to kick off the holiday season by remembering the small businesses that help make Fairfield special, and we encourage all to Shop Small throughout the year, but especially during this festive time of year.” 

American Express, which has sponsored Small Business Saturday since its inception, is providing eligible card members who enroll the opportunity to earn double rewards at qualifying small businesses during the holiday season. 

Retailers or organizations that wish to participate in the Holiday Shop & Stroll event should contact Community and Economic Development Director Mark Barnhart at (203) 256-3120 or Chamber of Commerce President Beverly Balaz at (203) 255-1011 by Friday, November 20, 2016.

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