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An Evening Sail on Schooner SoundWaters
Chris Snyder, chairman, Social Events, reports that Gary Banks has arranged on evening sail on the schooner SoundWaters on September 27 from 5 p.m.-7 p.m., departing from Stamford. Included is a talk about the “Maritime History of Long Island Sound.”
Cost of the two-hour sail is $10 per person. There is space on board for a maximum of 40 people.
Participants are invited to bring their own snacks or beverages such as beer, wine and soft drinks.
Park in Boccuzzi Park, 200 Southfield Ave. Stamford. It is on the West side of Stamford. There is construction in the area, plus the usual I95 congestion through Stamford, so allow extra time. The boat sails promptly at 5. My GPS took me to Exit 6 then left on West, left on Selleck, and right onto Southfield. A crew member will be at the parking lot to give you a parking permit and escort you to the Soundwaters. It is a short walk. There are port-a-johns at the parking lot they ask you to use vs the on-board head. There are also public restrooms off the boardwalk at the Crab Shell.
Dinner after the sail is available at the Crab Shell or Prime – 46 Southfield Ave., Stamford. You can park at Prime/Crab Shell and walk 15 minutes south (to your right) on a pleasant boardwalk to the SoundWaters.
SoundWaters, founded in 1989, is the premier environmental education organization focused on the protection of Long Island Sound and its watershed.
Mel Krugman and the Ferguson Library are holding a lecture in honor of Joe Sexton at the Harry Bennet Branch May 10, 2018 at 6:30.
Kevin Peraino will be the featured speaker. Kevin Peraino is the author of “A Force So Swift : Mao, Truman, and the Birth of Modern China, 1949”
“We will meet at 8 a.m. this Saturday in the parking lot behind the Gofer Ice Cream store, 1020 Boston Post Road,” reports Jack Fitzgibbons, chairman, DMA Community Services.
Trash bags, sanitary gloves and pickup sticks will be handed out to everyone.
“We also will take a group photo of DMA members before starting,” notes Jack.
Traditionally, DMA cleans up at the train station, the nearby parking lots and along Mechanic Street.
It usually takes about an hour and a half to do the job.
For questions, contact Jack Fitzgibbons (203) 274-5811 or email@example.com.
As you can imagine, for someone who has been wearing prison greens for years, proper civilian clothing is a must and is sorely needed. (New York, which is not atypical, gives a released inmate only $40 and a bus ticket home.) This year’s drive will take place on Wednesday, May 2. Just bring those gently worn items (suits, ties, shirts, pants, sweaters, coats, etc.) that’s been clogging up your closet to the DCA parking lot before our meeting on May 2; a Hudson Link van will be waiting to take it to the Hudson Link office in Ossining, where it will be Ossining office where it will change someone’s life. It will be much appreciated!
Save the date. Tom Brayton
The Darien Historical Society’s current exhibit is called “Long May She Wave” — the chronological evolution of our Flag. It features a number of genuine historic flags, plus many more replica flags from the pre-Revolutionary War era to modern times.
The Society has invited the DMA for a free Curator’s Tour for Thursday, February 8 at 7:30 p.m. It includes the major flag exhibit and two smaller exhibits (flag photos and Historic War-Time Darien Love Letters). The tour is open to members of the Darien Men’s Association and their significant others.
The “stars” of the show are the Society’s antique flags, but there is also a timeline presentation included that highlights the key historical events in Darien as the Flag evolved.
There is also have a mini-exhibit of a local man’s collection of flag art photographs. After 9-11, this became his passion and he has exhibited and traveled all over the country in search of people celebrating the red, white and blue.
In the house museum, we have in addition a collection of Revolutionary War-era love letters written to a woman who lived in Middlesex Parish.
See more info at the Society’s WEB Site: darienhistorical.org
“Beautiful, The Carole King Musical,” tells the inspiring true story of King’s remarkable rise to stardom, from being part of a hit songwriting team with her husband Gerry Goffin to becoming one of the most successful solo acts in popular music history. Along the way, she made more than beautiful music — she wrote the soundtrack to a generation.
Featuring a stunning array of beloved songs, including “I Feel The Earth Move,” “One Fine Day,” “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “You’ve Got A Friend” and the title song, “Beautiful.”
Friday, March 9, 2018
Lunch at the Union League Cafe.
Three-course meal in a private room.
New Haven Schubert Theater, one block from lunch.
$110 per person
Includes lunch and show tickets. Drinks extra.
Tickets very limited and are on a first-come, first-paid basis.
Transportation to New Haven is by car and ridesharing. Parking is available at the theater, 247 College Street, New Haven.
For information, contact:
Tom Brayton, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chris Snyder, email@example.com
This has been reschedule due to a conflict. Dec 7th is the new date.
NBC Sports Group & Chelsea Piers
Thursday, December 7, 2017
10 a.m.-11 a.m. NBC Sports Group Guided Tour
11 a.m.-Noon Chelsea Piers Guided Tour
12:30 p.m. Lunch The Waters Edge at Giovanni’s
Lunch is $36 payable in advance.
Make check out to DMA.
Contact: Denny Devere at firstname.lastname@example.org.
DIRECTIONS: NBC SPORTS & THE WATERS EDGE AT GIOVANNI’S
NBC SPORTS ~ 1 Blachley Road in Stamford ~ 203-356- 7000
Take Boston Post Road south past the Exit 9 light on the NY Thruway which then becomes E. Main Street. Take left at the first light onto Blachley Road a short distance to signs for NBC Sports. Park in front of NBC Sports.
THE WATERS EDGE AT GIOVANNI’S ~ 2748 Boston Post Road in Darien ~ 203-325-9979
Exit NBC Sports/Chelsea Piers complex and go straight to E. Main Street. Take a right onto E. Main Street heading north past the Exit 9 light. Just past the second light you will find Giovanni’s on the right. There is plenty of parking.
Thursday November 9th we will be check the lights on the holiday wreaths. We will be meet at 9 AM behind the town hall. Last year we replaced about 195 lights and hope to pass 200 this year. The whole project takes about an hour and a half (the more people who show up the faster the work).
We will have a signup sheet at the Wednesday meetings but all are welcome to attend. They even provide free coffee and donuts.
Good community project and a good time.
Any questions see Jack Fitzgibbons at email@example.com
We fixed the holiday lights for Darien,
Wreaths from boxes we were a carry’en.
Replacing bulbs, fixing bows, blowing fuses
We did our job with no excuses.
So remember well the seven elves of DMA,
Working in the cold that November day,
We ask no praise, we did our task
But next year we might bring a flask!