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Monday, January 23, 2017

Blizzard 1888 Harbor Road Southport

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Blizzard 1888, Harbor Rd?
Southport, Connecticut
Description: Photographer: Roderick P. Curtis. This is believed to be a picture of Harbor Road in the area of the Curtis residence, #385. The identity of the man in this picture is not known, but he is thought to be either Lewis A. Curtis (Roderick Curtis' father) or Lewis B. Curtis (Roderick's brother).
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 16 March 1888
Format: Photograph

Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Meeker Docks circa 1880's

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The Meeker Docks circa 1880's
The old Meeker Docks on Harbor Road. The Wakeman Meeker warehouses and docks were located on Harbor Road at the foot of Westway Road.
"This was a photo that had been in storage in a cardboard box for a long time. You can see where moisture has caused spotting. The first two buildings were torn down. I'm not sure when. The third section with the stone foundation is still part of the old onion house that we see today. The Meeker wharf area was a popular place for the public to gather on festive occasions. It was used as a "public" space. This old photo really shows the importance of the Meeker Wharf to the community back then". -Arthur Jennings
From: Arthur Jennings collection.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Friday Night Young Artists' Café at Pequot Library Jan.20th

Friday Night Young Artists' Café

At Pequot Library 
Southport, CT
Friday, January 20, 2017, 5:00 - 6:30 pm
Bring your talents to our monthly café, perform on stage! Sign-up plus small cover charge.

Southport Harbor on Thursday

Southport Harbor on Thursday.

Barbara Burr with SEA FOX at Town Dock

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At the town dock in Southport off Whyte's Rock, Ye Yacht Yard.
Barbara Burr seen here getting ready to dive to pull the props.
"She was sure ahead of the times pulling props with scuba gear." -Joe Rainis
Photo number 2 of 3 taken with SEA FOX.
Photographer and date unknown. Part one of three photos in series.
Photo property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis. 

Talking Dreads coming to Fairfield Theatre StageOne Feb.11

Howard Burr at Ye Yacht Yard on JADA IV

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Howard Burr on JADA IV on the rails.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photo property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection.
Special thanks to Joe Rainis.

Saturday, January 14, 2017

Emily Angell at Horseshoe Cafe Jan.16th

Emily Angell joins us at the Horseshoe Cafe this upcoming Monday 1/16 in the 8:30PM Feature Slot. Acoustic Open-Mic follows. Stop down and join us! Always fun, always entertaining! Don't miss a night of local, live performances!

Thursday, January 12, 2017

Launching a vessel at YYY in the 1930's

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Launching a vessel at YYY in the 1930's
Special thanks to Joe Rainis for providing this view into the past at Ye Yacht Yard.
Photo property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Pre-1920's Southport Harbor

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Sailing, Southport Harbor
Date circa 1910's. Sasco Hill in the background.
-Thanks again to Arthur Jennings for sharing this incredible rare photo.
From Arthur Jennings Collection.

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Dine Out Fairfield! to Premiere February 27 – March 5th

Dine Out Fairfield! to Premiere February 27 – March 5 
First Selectman Mike Tetreau announced today that in response to popular demand the Town of Fairfield will sponsor a mid-winter restaurant week called Dine Out Fairfield!during the week of February 27 through March 5, 2017. 
More than 30 restaurants are expected to participate in this week-long event with special prix fixe lunch and dinner menus showcasing their finest culinary offerings.
First Selectman Mike Tetreau said, “Fairfield is pleased to sponsor Dine Out Fairfield! to help celebrate Fairfield’s vibrant restaurant scene and its many quality restaurants. Fairfield Restaurant Week, held each fall and now in its 6th year, has been a tremendous success, and has quickly become an annual tradition. We have heard both from the public and from restaurants that Fairfield should offer Restaurant Week more than once a year, and we’re happy to oblige.”  READ MORE:

Fireside Tales for Fathers and Children Jan.11th at Pequot Library

Fireside Tales for Fathers and Children

At Pequot Library

Wednesday Jan.11th at 7pm

  • 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: Jan. 4, 11, 18, 25
Location : Reading Room
Contact : (203) 259-0346 ext. 15

Very Early Southport Harbor Aerial Photograph

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Early Southport Harbor Aerial Photograph.
Photographer and date unknown, post 1914.
Arthur Jennings Collection

Bulkley's Market ad circa 1870

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

Friday, January 6, 2017

Prospective Book Sale Volunteer Coffee at Pequot Library Jan.7th

Prospective Book Sale Volunteer Coffee

at Pequot Library
Saturday, January 7, 2017, 10am - 11:30am
You can give back, pursue your interests, and have fun too! Come learn how.

"HELEN" at Southport Harbor

"HELEN" at Southport Harbor.
Gaff rigged sloop.
Date and photographer unknown.
Photo property and courtesy of Arthur Jennings Collection

Acoustic Open-Mic at Horseshoe Cafe on Jan.9th

Monday 1/9/17 @HorseshoeCafeCT Burroughs, John Lamb, and Jim Syarto
take the 8:30PM Feature followed by Acoustic Open-Mic #SouthportCT

Horseshoe Café - Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Winter on Southport Harbor pre-World War I

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"Winter on Southport Harbor pre-World War I. Onion farms on the right."
-Arthur Jennings
Thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing this rare view of Southport Harbor.

Wednesday, December 28, 2016

Holiday Dinners at Artisan

Food Historian Sarah Wassberg at Pequot Library Jan.5th


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 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.

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016

Howard Burr at Southport Harbor

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Howard Burr at Southport Harbor
Photographer and date unknown.
Photograph property and courtesy of Howard  Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

Friday, December 16, 2016

Rare winter photo of Southport Harbor and Sasco Hill

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"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.

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 are no refunds.

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


$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

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.

Friday, December 9, 2016

25th Annual Southport Christmas Walk

25th Annual Southport Christmas Walk
December 8, 2016
Southport, Connecticut