Month: February 2013

Speaker — March 20, 2013
Greg Van Antwerp

Greg Van Antwerp’s passionate second “career” is digging for historical treasures through every estate, garage and tag sale he can find. He will be sharing some of his search techniques and discoveries with us. He also writes a weekly column for Patch titled “The Urban Archaeologist” that is published in a average of 15 Patch towns each week.

Speaker — March 13, 2013
Duane Lovello

Darien CT Chief of Police, Duane Lovello

Darien CT Chief of Police, Duane Lovello

Darien Chief of Police Duane Lovello was born and raised in Stamford. He attended Stamford High School, earned a Bachelor’s degree  in Criminal Justice from the University of New Haven, a JD degree from the University of Connecticut, and is a graduate of the FBI National Academy in Quantico, VA .

He has been a police officer for over 30 years. Lovello joined the Darien PD in 1981 and was appointed Chief in 2005. He lives in Trumbull with his wife and two sons.

Speaker — March 6, 2013
Jim Cameron

Jim Cameron, SMA member, MetroNorth watchdog, and rail enthusiast, will speak about inter-city rapid transit. He has recent personal experience riding high-speed rail in several cities in the Far East. He will also share his opinions about the future of high-speed rail travel in the U.S.

Speaker — February 27, 2013
Karen Nisenson

Karen Nisenson is founder/director of Arts for Healing, Inc. and will speak on how they provide integrated musical and art therapy for individuals with emotional or physical problems.

Arts for Healing, Inc. is located in New Canaan and was founded to serve the special needs population of children and adults living with communication disorders through integrated music therapy and art therapy. Their mission is to break through barriers that isolate them, creating a channel for self-expression through the arts.

Karen holds a M.M. in Piano Performance from the Julliard School and an M.A. in Music Therapy from New York University. She is a certified music therapist and an adjunct faculty member in Music Therapy at NYU where she has taught since 1978. She is also affiliated with the Nordoff-Robbins Center at NYU and has worked in the field of creative arts therapy for 25 years. As a mother of five, composer and musician, Karen brings a wealth of experience to her work.