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Speaker programs at Wednesday SMA Meetings

Speaker – November 19, 2014
Lisa Wilson Grant will speak about her new book “Norwalk”

‘Norwalk’ includes a wonderful collection of vintage photographs of the area. In this presentation, she’ll talk about the history of the area with special attention given to the parts of Norwalk near or in Darien like Old MacDonald’s Farm, the … Continue reading

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Speaker — November 12, 2015
Sean Pica, Executive Director of Hudson Link for Higher Education in Prison

Hudson Link was founded in 1998, at a time where New York state and federal funding for college education in prisons ceased. The abrupt loss of a college program had a devastating effect on prison morale. As a result, inmates … Continue reading

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Speaker – November 5, 2014
Bob Patton, General Patton’s Grandson, will speak about his book ‘ Hell Before Breakfast ‘

‘ Hell Before Breakfast ‘ is about the Russian Wars in the late 1800′s. It is a history of America’s first war correspondents. Patton, 57, was born 12 years after “Old Blood and Guts,” as the general was known, died … Continue reading

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Speaker — October 22, 2014
Daryl Hawk will speak about “Ladakh: Land of High Passes.”

Daryl Hawk, a documentary photographer, will present a slide show and speak about “Ladakh: Land of High Passes.”   Ladakh is a region of India in the state of Jammu and Kashmir that lies between the Kunlun mountain range in the north and … Continue reading

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Speaker — October 29, 2014
Catalina Horak will speak about the mission of Neighbors Link in Stamford

Catalina Horak is Executive Director of Neighbors Link in Stamford which opened on June 12, 2011, as an affiliate of Neighbors Link Northern Westchester, a successful 12-year-old nonprofit organization in Mount Kisco, NY. Neighbors Link has developed a strategic plan to replicate its … Continue reading

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Speaker — October 15, 2014
Mike Santoli, Senior Columnist for Yahoo Finance will speak about Escape Velocity or False Start? Thoughts on the state of the economy and markets.

Mike is a Senior Columnist for Yahoo Finance, where he writes, analyzes and comments on the economy, the stock markets and corporate news. He has covered Wall Street for 20 years, including 15 years as a columnist and feature writer for … Continue reading

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Speaker — October 8, 2014
Prof. William Happer of Princeton University on climate change/global warming

William Happer, the Cyrus Fogg Bracket Professor of Physics at Princeton University, is a highly regarded physicist whose research includes selected dynamics of climate change. As such, he is superbly equipped to discuss the roles of natural forces and fossil … Continue reading

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Speaker — October 1, 2014
Michael Dante, award winning TV, film, and stage actor

Michael is also a former professional minor league baseball player. From Wikipedia: Dante has appeared in 30 films and 150 television shows.[1] He is notable for spending seven years in supporting roles under contract to three major studios at once: MGM, Warner Brothers and Twentieth … Continue reading

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Speaker — September 24, 2014
Scott Kuhner

Scott Kuhner, a DMA member, will speak about one of his ocean adventures with his family.

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Speaker, September 17, 2014
Dan Libertino and John Bulakowshi will speak on the life of aircraft pioneer, Igor Sikorsky

Dan is President of the and John is Vice President of the Igor I. Sikorsky Historical Archives Organization. “The mission of the Igor I. Sikorsky Historical Archives is to acquire, manage, protect and make accessible to qualified persons for research … Continue reading

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Speaker, September 10, 2014
Art Gottlieb on the history of the USS Intrepid

The U.S.S. Intrepid was launched in Norfolk in 1943 and saw extensive World War II service in the Pacific. Intrepid has the distinction of being the most attacked U.S. vessel by the Japanese, having absorbed 1 torpedo hit in addition to being … Continue reading

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Speaker — September 3, 2014
John Sanden, American Portrait Painter

The critical year in John Sanden’s personal history was 1969 — the year he decided to leave the Midwest and a long career in Christian art, and try his hand at New York City and the world of portrait painting. … Continue reading

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