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Monday, November 12, 2018

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

Pequot Library 

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



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:

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 

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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!


Saturday, October 27, 2018

At the "Narrows"

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"Notice the large mound of sand along the shore to the right. A small steam engine with smoke working along the beach. The background shows Sasco Hill with familiar landmarks. This photograph was taken at the "Narrows". At one time the village gave consideration for building a bridge across the harbor at the "Narrows". Photograph is believed to have been taken by, or at the direction of, Richard Demarest Sr., who was associated with the golf course development project of O.G. Jennings." -Arthur Jennings
{Sasco Hill in the background, McKenzie's Point to the right.}

Many thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this very rare photograph and piece of Southport history.

Old Southport Market Boat article from Southport Chronicle

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This snippet is from circa 1870, Southport CT.

-Thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this interesting piece of Southport history.

Pequot Library's Halloween Pet Parade Saturday Oct. 27th CANCELLED

Due to weather forecast we are cancelling tomorrow's
Halloween Pet Parade. Stay safe!

Pequot Library Facebook Page


Southport Fire Department Saturday Oct. 27th OPEN HOUSE CANCELLED

Due to the expected Nor’Easter this weekend, 
the Southport Fire Dept open house has been cancelled.

We look forward to seeing you all next year!

Town of Fairfield Police Chief Gary MacNamara

Thanks for everything Chief. Best wishes on your retirement and thank you for your service. Chief Gary MacNamara - Chief of Police Town of Fairfield, Connecticut

30 years of service
8 years as Chief The Chief’s last sign off 10/26/18 ⁦⁦ Photo by Chris Tymniak, Selectman

VISIT Fairfield HamletHub on Facebook for video

Lattice House - Southport Village - Come and Explore

Good Grief!!! This is the perfect Halloween present - first edition copy of 
It's the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown!!
 #snoopy #charliebrown#charlesschulz #greatgifts #halloween 

Lattice House 

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411 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Spic & Span is now taking Thanksgiving Orders

Spic & Span Market is now taking Thanksgiving orders!! When only the best will do... Spic & Span Market 329 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village Call 203-259-1688

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English Premier Soccer at Horseshoe Cafe on Sunday Mornings

English Premier Soccer ⁦
Sunday Mornings
355 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village
Check their Facebook page for updates here

Something Wicked

Go if you dare, if you know where

Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner and Takeout at S&S Dugout

S&S Dugout

3449 Post Road
Southport, CT

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Opening Reception for CHASING SPLINTERED LIGHT Oct. 28th at Southport Galleries

SOUTHPORT, Conn.  – The opening reception for Chasing Splintered Light – The Rock and Roll Photography of Jay Blakesberg at Southport Galleries, 330 Pequot Ave., Southport, Conn. will take place on October 28, 2018, 4-7PM. Preceding the opening will be an exclusive RSVP-only slideshow/storytelling presentation by the artist about his 40 years photographing the rock and roll adventure. (RSVP:
Blakesberg’s first major solo show on the east coast—will feature 48 images curated by Philip Eliasoph. These evocative photos include early shots from Blakesberg taken in the late 1970s, iconic portraits of Tom Waits, Joni Mitchell, Jerry Garcia, Carlos Santana and many other titans of rock and roll shot on assignment for the Rolling Stone, Guitar Player, and Bay Area Music Magazine (BAM) as well as high-energy performance photographs of the Grateful Dead and Neil Young to name a few.
From moments backstage and onstage at festivals and concerts, to portrait assignments for magazine features, record companies and the artists themselves, this exhibition explores the arc of Blakesberg’s career—which he unwittingly began in 1978 at age 16. Blakesberg’s first paid photography assignment came in September 1979 when the Aquarian Weekly paid him $15 to run two photographs in the free periodical. In November 1987, Blakesberg landed his first assignment with Rolling Stone Magazine, photographing a free U2 concert in downtown San Francisco.
Blakesberg continues to beautifully capture the pop culture icons that grace the stages and performance halls of America. He is always scanning the live music scene, looking for the unique and interesting photograph that will tell the story of that day.
“I have felt for a long time that what I was doing is visual anthropology,” he said. “I
truly believe that the modern day rock-and-roll population—both the artists and fans—
are a unique tribe whose tale should be documented and told.”

The Chasing Splintered Light exhibit will run through December 1, 2018.
To learn more about Jay please visit:


Thursday, October 25, 2018

Pequot Library in 1907

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Rare old Pequot Library postcard in 1907.
Note flagpole and gas lantern.

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Old Southport Harbor postcard

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Southport Harbor at Harbor Road, near Old Meeker Docks area.
Photographer and date unknown.

Old Mill on Mill River-Southport Connecticut postcard

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Old Mill on Mill River
Southport, Connecticut.
Postally unused postcard, date uncertain, probably circa 1910.

Wednesday, October 17, 2018

Southport Market Boats circa 1905

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Southport Market Boats

Southport, Connecticut
B/w post card, "26C20, Luin B. Switzer, Publisher." Printed on the front of the card sent to "Mrs. H. T. Bulkley, Southport": "The Last of the Market Fleet, Southport, Conn." Written on the front: "Comps of L.B.S." The card is postmarked 24 Nov 1905. Luin B Switzer ran the Southport drugstore from 1895 to about 1940. The drugstore is still called "Switzer's." In the Weekly Times of 11 Aug 1905, Switzer advertised "Southport Souvenir post cards at Southport Pharmacy. 2 for 5 cents." This may be one of the souvenir cards advertised. In the picture the schooner on the left is the one identified by Charlotte Lacey in her Historical Story of Southport (page 45) as the "Mary Elizabeth, " a market boat owned by the firm of Chas. Jennings & Son. The schooner on the right may be the "George Edwin, " a market boat owned by the Simon Banks firm. The market boats ceased operation about 1903-4. The "Mary Elizabeth" was sold in 1905 and taken to Long Island.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: circa 1905
Format: Photograph