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Tuesday, December 18, 2018

4th Annual Horseshoe Holiday Spectacular 2018

The 4th Annual Horseshoe Holiday Spectacular 2018

Early Harbor Road view near Ye Yacht Yard 1900's

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Harbor Road view near Ye Yacht Yard 1900's
"To the right, a view of the tower at 1000 Harbor Road. White house in the background was owned by John Wall. A lone mast appears to show from YYY to the left." -Arthur Jennings
The old well with well-sweep to the left is part of the harbor waterfront property known as "Ye set-a-spell" which is 935 Harbor Road. Note utility poles.
Early 1900's photo postcard, from Arthur Jennings' collection.

Pequot Library's Fireside Tales begins December 18th

Pequot Library's Fireside Tales 
for Fathers and their children
December 18 
 7:15 pm - 8:00 pm
Fathers and their children (ages 3+) can relax in front of the Library’s Reading Room fireplace and enjoy a bedtime story with children’s librarians. 
Kids and adults can wear pajamas and make popcorn in the fireplace. 
Free and open to the public. 
No registration required.

Winter Dates:
December 18
January 8, 22, 29


Christmas in Southport!


Monday, December 17, 2018

TONIGHT: 4th Annual Horseshoe Cafe Holiday Spectacular December 17th

It’s the HO-HO-@HOrseshoeCafeCT #SouthportCT 

4th Annual HO-HO-HO-liday Spectacular this Mon 12/17! 

Bill Nollman achors with a fantastic supporting cast. 
Show gets an early start at 8pm.
 Join us for the Holiday Music Cheer!
 The open-jam follows the feature show! #FairfieldCT

Saturday, December 15, 2018

The Swedish School of Connecticut Sankta Lucia December 15th

The Swedish School of Connecticut will hold its annual children´s Lucia procession
Saturday December 15th, doors will open at 5.15pm
The Christ & Holy Trinity Church in Westport, CT

After the Lucia procession, we will gather in Branson Hall, where we can all enjoy traditional Glögg, Gingersnaps and Saffron buns together. 
Please support our School and come celebrate with us!

Early 1900's Willow Street Southport postcard

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Willow Street Southport, Connecticut
Early 1900's postcard.

Trinity Church 94th Annual Christmas Pageant December 16th

Trinity Church 
94th Annual Christmas Pageant
Sunday, December 16, 2018 


Trinity Sanctuary: Trinity's 94th Annual Christmas Pageant

20th Annual Holiday 5K Run/Walk for Toys Dec. 16th

20th Annual Holiday 5K Run/Walk for Toys 

Sunday, December 16!

Online pre-registration for the race closes on Thursday, Dec 13th at 8pm. Registration will re-open on Saturday 12/15 at SoundRunner during packet pickup 10am-12 noon, and on site at the race on Sunday, Dec 16th at 8am. Race registration fees increase to $15 for ages 19 & over on Saturday & Sunday. This family friendly event has one simple goal - to make as many kids happy through the Holidays as possible.   
To help us achieve this goal, as part of your entry fee, we ask that you bring a new, unwrapped toy suitable for children between 1-16 years old.
All toys collected at the event and are donated to the Fairfield Police Toy Drive. THIS YEAR THE FFLD POLICE HAVE DEDICATED OUR COLLECTION TO “SAVE THE CHILDREN” headquartered in Fairfield. They will be distributed to children in need in and around the Fairfield County area. Additional proceeds from the run will be donated to the Fairfield Police Union Scholarship Fund, Fairfield Police Explorers and Operation Warm through the Fairfield Fire Dept., which provides brand new winter coats to children in need.
Our course through the South Pine Creek area of Fairfield is FLAT, fun, and easily doable even for the youngest runners. Last year our runners ranged from 6 to 81! In 2012 the "Girls on the Run" team made this their final event and brought in close to 40 girls aged 12 and under. If the conditions permit nearly half of a mile will be on a groomed, flat trail on part of a land trust. The decision on which course is used will be made on Friday 12/14 after evaluating the conditions and weather predictions.
Our fees are family friendly - our event welcomes even the youngest of runners and walkers.
$11 for 19 & older thru December 13. Donation then increases to $15 online & on site.
$8 for 18 & under AND 70+ thru 12/13. Donation then increases to $10 online & on site.
Thanks for joining us and making a difference in our community. 
We will have plenty of food and hot fluids when you are done thanks to Taco Loco and their catering team. 
We also have a nice warm spot to relax in! There will be some shirts for sale at $15 and free massage therapy thanks to TONY TRUJILLO from TONY’S KNEADED TOUCH.

Southport Congregational Church Christmas Tree in 1900

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Christmas Tree, Southport Congregational Church

Southport, Connecticut

Photographer: Edward, Clinton or Eugene Hall. Note found with glass plate negative: "Congo Church Christmas tree. 4 plates. Taken Dec 27, 1900."
Creator: V. Louise Higgins
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: 27 Dec 1900
Format photograph

Friday, December 14, 2018

FLASHBACK: Caroling through the village in 2012

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Caroling on the wagon through the village.

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Pequot Library's Annual Holiday Caroling Party and Open House Friday Dec. 14th

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Pequot Library's
Annual Holiday Caroling Party and Open House

Friday December 14th
5pm - 7pm

A holiday tradition of family fun continues!
• Take a horse-drawn carriage ride through Southport Village
• Decorate cookies
• Make a pine cone bird feeder and other holiday crafts
• Listen to St. Thomas Aquinas choir and more!

Free and open to the public.

Help Pequot Library give back this holiday season!
Donations of new (unwrapped) English or Spanish books to benefit the ESL program at the Bridgeport Public Libraries are welcome.


Horse-Drawn Carriage Rides:

5:00 – 6:30 p.m.: Tickets required for carriage ride.
Tickets available at the circulation desk inside the library starting at 5:00 p.m.

6:30 – 7:00 p.m.: Open seating for carriage rides. First come, first served. Last ride at 7:00 p.m.


Thank you to our sponsors:
Fairfield Veterinary Hospital

720 Pequot Ave, Southport, CT 06890

Southport Village Christmas Walk 2018

Southport Village Christmas Walk 2018
and the arrival of Santa Claus
December 6, 2018

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Tom Tom Club - Christmas In The Club

Tom Tom Club - Christmas in the Club 
From the "Mistletunes" single, 
released on multi-color 7" vinyl and 4-track cd single

1837 Connecticut Historical Collections By John Warner Barber

Pequot Library: Meet The Author | Duncan Hannah with Chris Frantz

Meet The Author: Duncan Hannah December 9, 2018 at Pequot Library
On December 9th at Pequot Library, celebrated artist Duncan Hannah discussed his memoir, 20th Century Boy: Notebooks of the Seventies, a rollicking and vividly immediate memoir of his life in 1970s New York — a lost (and increasingly mystical) world of freedom, squalor, and artistic achievement. 20th Century Boy is a time capsule from a scary, seedy, but irresistible time and place.
The conversation was facilitated by Chris Frantz, American musician, record producer, and drummer for both Talking Heads and Tom Tom Club.
“Duncan Hannah has written one of the greatest, naughtiest, and most hilarious memoirs of life in downtown New York City in the seventies and eighties that you will ever read. From his journals as an art student and denizen of Max’s Kansas City and CBGB’s, Duncan tells the true story of his life and his escapades with Andy Warhol, Lou Reed, David Bowie, David Hockney, Patti Smith, Talking Heads, Television and Blondie. He is a raconteur par excellence.
– Chris Frantz
About the Author:
Duncan Hannah was born in Minneapolis in 1952. He attended Bard College from 1971 to 1973 and Parsons School of Design from 1973 to 1975. In the seventies he became associated with New York’s avant-garde and glam and punk rock scenes, acted in a number of underground movies, and showed several of his figurative portraits in 1980’s infamous Times Square Show. His work is in numerous public and private collections, including the Metropolitan Museum and the Minneapolis Art Institute. He lives in New York with designer Megan Wilson.
Content: Pequot Library /, Chris Frantz, Duncan Hannah, Talking Heads,

Thursday, December 6, 2018

TODAY - 27th Annual Southport Christmas Walk Thursday Dec. 6th

27th Annual 
Southport Village Christmas Walk

Thursday December 6th
Arrive by 4:30pm and earlier to shop Santa arrives at 5pm by Southport Volunteer Fire Truck
Gather at 5 Corners for caroling while waiting for Santa

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Spic and Span Market Christmas Orders - ORDER EARLY

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Holiday Fair December 4th at Mill Hill School

Holiday Fair December 4th at Mill Hill School 6pm-9pm in the Mill Hill School Gym 635 Mill Hill Terrace Southport OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Monday, December 3, 2018

Horseshoe Cafe presents Jill Pollack-Rutsky on Monday Dec. 3rd in Southport Village

Jill Pollack-Rutsky makes her re-scheduled appearance tomorrow at the Horseshoe Cafe in (12/3 at 8:30PM). Be sure to join us. The open-jam follows the feature show!


Saturday, December 1, 2018

Scandinavian Club Holiday Fair December 1st

Scandinavian Club 
A n n u a l H o l i d a y F a i r 

Saturday December 1st 10am-3pm
1351 South Pine Creek Road Fairfield, CT

Tom Tom Club - Il Est Ne

Howard Burr Awaits Winter at YYY

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Howard Burr Awaits Winter.
From The Bridgeport Post 10/3/84.
Property and courtesy of Howard Burr Collection.
Special thanks to Joe Rainis.

Friday, November 30, 2018

Chris Frantz The Talking Head Radio Show TODAY Nov. 30th

Chris Frantz The Talking Head Radio Show Friday November 30, 2018 

4pm-6:50pm EST on 89.5FM and STREAMS LIVE on all devices worldwide at Featured Guest Richard Lloyd

Thursday, November 29, 2018

Grammy Nominated Choral Group to Perform at Trinity Church Dec. 2nd in Southport

Grammy Nominated Choral Group to Perform
at Trinity Episcopal Church 
in Southport Dec. 2nd
Grammy-nominated choral group Seraphic Fire will perform a Christmas show with music spanning over 1000 years at Trinity Episcopal Church on Sunday, December 2nd at 4:00 p.m. Based in Florida, the group is known across the US for their inspirational and transformative performances.

Co-Sponsored by WSHU Public Radio the performance, part of the ensemble’s Seraphc Fire Christmas concert schedules, is for all ages. Their music will include well known carols such as O Come All Ye Faithful and O Little Town of Bethlehem, a world premiere anthem, and a number of Gregorian Chants – a staple of their repertory.

Since 2002, Seraphic Fire has brought together professional vocal and instrumental artists from around the country to perform music from medieval chants and Baroque classics, to Brahms and contemporary composers. 
A sampling of their past performances is available on their website here.

Tickets range in price for Students/Seniors to a family package for five, as well as options for preferred seating. 
WHAT:            Seraphic Fire Choral Group
WHEN:            Sunday, December 2nd at 4:00 pm
WHERE:         Trinity Episcopal Church, 651 Pequot Avenue at the Corner of Center Street,                                 Southport, CT (Exit 19 off of i-95)
COST:            $25-$110, price ranges from Student to Family 
QUESTIONS: Call the Church at (203) 255-0454

About Trinity Episcopal Church

Trinity Episcopal Church is located in the historic seaside district of Southport at 651 Pequot Avenue (at Center Street) and welcomes all seekers. Trinity is active in the greater community and holds several benefit events throughout the year.

Tuesday, November 27, 2018

Town of Fairfield STRATEGIC PLANNING MEETING for RTM Districts 8 & 10 Dec. 5th at Southport Galleries

Attention District 8 & 10 Residents:

Your RTM Representatives would like to update you on our Town's Strategic planning efforts and communicate ways you can provide your input to this important planning initiative. 

The Board of Selectman has established a Strategic Plan Committee (SPC) to develop a Plan for the town with a time horizon of 5-10+ years. This will be the first time Fairfield has done this. The SPC reports directly to the BOS. The potential issues 'the Plan' will address are things like: Taxes, Spending, Education, Economic Development, Infrastructure, etc. The SPC is  looking to obtain input from as many town residents as possible, since this project will outline what direction the town will take in setting policy over the next 5 - 10+ years.

As part of the planning process the SPC has been conducting workshops to collect input, viewpoints and ideas from across town and constituents: Residents, Business, town employees & managers, elected officials and students, both K-12 & Universities. In addition to the Community workshops already conducted, the SPC has also been assisting various organizations in running their own workshops such as: community organizations, religious organizations, clubs, PTAs, RTM Districts, etc.  

We have scheduled a session to provide an update and gather your input, for our two RTM Districts. This session will be similar to the larger community workshops already conducted, and will allow you to provide your input if you missed those sessions. By attending, you will be provided an update on the status and can submit your ideas.

RTM District 8 & 10 Strategic Planning update meeting:
Date: Wednesday December 5, 2018
Time: 7pm
Location: Southport Galleries - 330 Pequot Avenue Southport CT   

If you cannot attend, your ideas are still important. You can also go online at to fill in a questionnaire & survey. There are ones for adults and youth. 

Additionally, if you prefer you can also go to a Town Website at provide other general input.

To date the SPC has input from 500+ people, which may be more than most other community projects have done. However, the SPC would like much more, and there are many sessions planned possible between now and the end of the year, and a request to at least complete the survey.

Thank you for your participation.

Bubbles and Baubles at Fairfield Women's Exchange Nov. 29th

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Bubbles and Baubles

at Fairfield Women's Exchange 

332 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

Thursday November 29, 2018
4:30pm - 7pm


Lattice House - Southport Village - Come and Explore

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Yup! They are back!!!!
Fresh from Sweden our Gnomes are here!
Come by and say hello!!

#tomte #hostessgift #greatgifts 

Lattice House 

Come and Explore

411 Pequot Avenue - Southport Village

W.B. Meeker & Son's

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An old advertisement from The Southport Chronicle.
From Arthur Jennings Collection.

Elwood Brothers Market 1880's In Southport

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Elwood Bros. Store Main Street Southport, CT circa 1880's
The Elwood Brothers market was in what appears to be a one-story wing on the Molly Pike Tavern building. (It is hard to tell from this picture if the market was separate from the tavern structure or part of it. No definitive picture of the Pike Tavern exists that we know of). The market was at the corner of Main and Center Street. The building burned down in 1894. About 1879 George E. and William F. Elwood opened a grocery here. George took over alone in 1888 and put up his own sign by 1889 (according to an old picture shown in the Ffld News 27 July 1929, so this picture was taken between 1879 and 1889. The picture was taken from the other side of Main St, probably from the top story of one of the buildings, Jennings Market at 252 Main, the Nichols store north of Jennings, or the old bank building at 227 Main. This picture was found in the John Daley scrapbook.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Chris Frantz The Talking Head Radio Show Friday Nov. 30th

Chris Frantz The Talking Head Radio Show Friday November 30, 2018 

4pm-6:50pm EST on 89.5FM and STREAMS LIVE on all devices worldwide at Featured Guest Richard Lloyd

Jill Pollack-Rutsky with Ray Simonelli at Horseshoe Cafe Monday Nov. 26th

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Coming Monday 11/26 to the Horseshoe Cafe - Jill Pollack-Rutsky with Ray Simonelli in the Feature Spot followed by the weekly open-jam. Stop down and join us!
Richard Keith's Leather Jacket will be making an appearance too!