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Wednesday, February 22, 2017

Southport Harbor circa World War 1

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Southport Harbor circa World War 1
Rare photograph in Southport Harbor looking towards the old onion fields of Sasco Hill. Photo taken circa World War 1 era. The angle from which the photo was taken appears it is possible from the old PYC/BC&MMR dock area.
With special thanks to Arthur Jennings.

Driftwood Coffee Shop

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An ad from the Westport News, July 1965.
From Arthur Jennings collection.

Dine in or take out, The Driftwood is located on 325 Pequot Ave, Southport   
and their phone number for take out orders is 203-255-1975

Sasaco Lake Ice in 1919

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From Arthur Jennings' Collection.

Ye Yacht Yard drawing

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Wonderful artwork by Fairfield Deputy Fire Chief Art Reid
Winter 2006.
Special thanks to Dave Peck for sharing this image.

Friday, February 17, 2017

Pequot Library's Mid Winter Book Sale Feb.18-19th

Mid-Winter Book Sale

at Pequot Library
Southport, CT
Sat. Feb. 18 - Sun. Feb. 19, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Books, vinyl, media plus live music. Funds raised support library services & programming.
More information:
PHOTO: Pequot Library

Howard and Barbara Burr at YYY

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Howard and Barbara Burr at Ye Yacht Yard.

Photo by Al Mathewson.
Date uncertain.
Property and courtesy of: Howard Burr Collection
Thanks to Joe Rainis.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Crispin Cioè & Friends at Horseshoe Cafe Feb.20th

Monday (2/20) "Crispin Cioe & Friends" at 8pm for this 60 min feature performance-Acoustic Open-Mic follows!  

Old Southport Harbor Aerial Photos

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Old Southport Harbor aerial photos.
Date and origin uncertain-possibly circa 1921-1925.
From Arthur Jennings collection.

Monday, February 13, 2017

Kids' Candymaking Workshop at Pequot Library Feb.14th

Kids' Candymaking Workshop

Tuesday, February 14, 2017, 4:00 pm - 5:15 pm
Grades K-8 make professional-looking chocolate treats for Valentine's Day. Register.

Another early view of Southport Harbor circa 1880's

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Southport Harbor circa 1880's
Another early view of Southport Harbor at low tide looking north towards the Jelliff Block. Sasco Hill and the onion fields to the right. To the far right, the bow of a vessel can be seen at anchor. Circa 1880's. Special thanks to Arthur Jennings for this rare view of the past.
Photo: Arthur Jennings Collection

Dave & Elayne Uva at Horseshoe Cafe Monday Feb.13th

Stop in and join us this Monday (2/13) for another great night of live music at the Shoe!
Dave and Elayne Uva kick things off in the 8:30PM Feature Spot, followed by Acoustic Open-Mic.
Stop down and join us for music fun!
New Players always welcome!

Horseshoe Cafe - Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Friday, February 10, 2017

Pine Creek Beach on Thursday evening

The sun came out for a few minutes on Thursday evening right after the snowstorm.

Monday, February 6, 2017

Sasco Beach on Monday evening

Sasco Beach on Monday evening.

Kathy Muir at Horseshoe Cafe TONIGHT

TONIGHT (2/6) at the Shoe! Kathy Muir takes the 8:30PM Feature Spot followed by Acoustic Open-Mic

Horseshoe Cafe - Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Friday, February 3, 2017

Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill Fairfield Super Bowl APPS to go!

Buffalo Chile
It’s hard to dispute that Super Bowl Sunday is our next big food “holiday” coming up….but whether it’s watching the big game with your immediate family or hosting a party, it’s hard to find the time to cook up a batch of low-and-slow chili, apps and more.  Geronimo Tequila Bar and Southwest Grill ( in Fairfield and New Haven is making it as easy as possible this year to both entertain and enjoy the game by offering its fresh Guacamole and award-winning Chile in party-sized, to-go packaging:
·         Chips and Guacamole, prepared to-order (extra spicy available), is offered in a quart container for $25, and a pint size for $15.
·         Geronimo’s Hatch Green Stew, two-time winner of the local Great Mac & Chili Challenge, features fire roasted Hatch chile’s simmered with onion, tender pork and posole.  A container serving 8-10 people is $60.
·         Looking for something a bit more unique?  Their Buffalo Chile features slow braised bison (direct from South Dakota), Sierra Nevada pale ale, black beans and red and green Hatch chiles grown in New Mexico.  A container serving 8-10 people is available for $80.
·         Vegetarian in the group?  The Vegetable Chile includes corn, garbanzo, carrot, red kidney bean and onions in a rich tomato-chile sauce.  At $50, the container serves 8-10.

48-hour notice is required for all orders, and can be picked up the day of the event at either the Fairfield or New Haven location.  For more information, call Fairfield at 203.955.1643, or New Haven at 203.777.7700.
Hatch Green Stew

Geronimo Tequila Bar & Southwest Grill in Fairfield is adding a Saturday brunch to its regular service offerings, and will be launching an all new Brunch menu.  The Saturday and Sunday Brunch service will run 11:30am-3:00pm, and the regular menu will also still be available during these hours.

Favorites from the existing Brunch menu will still be offered, including:
·         Skillet Cornbread – red and green skillet-baked cornbread topped with your choice of buffalo, elk or vegetable chile with two eggs, melted cheese and salsa
·         Chicken & Eggs Chilaquiles – crispy corn tortillas simmered in your choice of Chimayo or Hatch green chile sauce; topped with braised chicken tinga, two eggs, Cotija cheese, Mexican crema, pico de gallo and avocado
·         Smoked Salmon Navajo Frybread – Navajo-style fried dough with goat cheese, caramelized onion spread, smoked salmon, capers, baby arugula, soft scrambled eggs and pickled jalapenos
·         Black Bean Breakfast Burrito – Sierra Nevada braised black beans, scrambled eggs, Chihuahua cheese, pico de gallo and Hatch green chile sauce
·         Southern Sweet Potato-Chorizo Hash – with two poached eggs, caramelized onions, beans, corn, peppers, Brussels sprouts, queso fresco, salsa and avocado

New offerings include:
·         Steak & Eggs – grilled 8oz. hanger steak with two fried eggs and Southwestern sweet potato hash
·         Blue Corn Pancakes – with mixed berries, orange butter and cinnamon maple syrup
·         Santa Fe Breakfast Tacos – roasted potatoes, chorizo and scrambled eggs
·         New side dishes include brussels sprouts and sweet potato hash

Pine Creek Beach on Thursday evening

Pine Creek Beach on Thursday evening.

Southport Fire House on Station Street in 1899

Southport Fire House, Station Street
Southport, Connecticut
Photographer: Clinton Hall. Two notes were found with the glass plate negative: #1: "The original Sthport Fire House. Situated on Railroad Place [Station St] in a building belonging to F. E. Northrop." #2: "This plate is given to the Pequot Library with the understanding that the Fire Dept has access to it and may take prints from it." The Southport Fire Dept was formed in 1895 and started to use this building in 1896. In the fall of 1896 the NY NH & H Railroad donated a locomotive tire iron for use as a fire alarm. This is visible on the rooftop; the iron was struck with a heavy hammer. According to Southport Chronicle of 20 July 1899, "Clinton Hall took pictures of the Southport Fire Dept truck house Monday morning." From Fairfield Record 24 March 1898 in re the signs on the engine house of the Sthport Fire Dept: "The letters were sawed out of pine by Thomas Kelley & stand out an inch from the board to which they are nailed. Gold leaf was put on the letters by Rufus P. Sherwood. Two smaller signs, 'Steamer' and 'Hook & Ladder' have been placed over the doors. These also were sawed out and gold leafed." The bldg to the right is the Northrop Bros headquarters, builders. See Packet Oct 1995.
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: July 1899
Format: photograph

Monday, January 30, 2017

Friday, January 27, 2017

Southport Harbor circa late 1920's

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A very rare Southport Harbor postcard circa late 1920's.
Note Meeker Dock and warehouses on the left.

Chris Frantz The Talking Head Radio Show Jan.27th

Pine Creek Beach on Thursday evening

Pine Creek Beach at Bowmans Way on Thursday evening, winds gusting 30-35mph.

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Rare Southport Harbor photo circa 1920

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Southport Harbor circa 1920
To the right of the PYC clubhouse, it appears that a pillar is visable from the
Oliver H. Perry house in the wooded front yard.
"The lower right hand corner of the plate is missing but it does not detract from the main image. The large power boat in front of the clubhouse maybe an Elco and looks very similar to the powerboat owned by Erwin Jennings, a (PYC) club member. In the lower left hand corner there appears to be a gentleman wearing a "boater" who might be holding a fishing pole. It's a great photograph."
 -Arthur Jennings
Many thanks to Arthur Jennings for sharing another incredible and rare image from the past.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Fireside Tales TONIGHT Jan.25th at Pequot Library

Fireside Tales for Fathers & Kids
at Pequot Library

Jan.25th at 7pm
  • Fireside storyhour for fathers and their kids (ages 3+) 7-8pm
  • 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

Dredging at Ye Yacht Yard

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Dredging at Ye Yacht Yard.
Photographer and date unknown.
Photo property of Howard Burr Collection/Joe Rainis.

1940's Southport Harbor

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1940's Southport Harbor
Southport, Connecticut
Photographer and date unknown.
"Photograph has some blemishes. Date is probably 1940's.
The old onion dock was removed during the last dredging a few years ago."
-Arthur Jennings
Photo property and courtesy of Arthur Jennings.

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.