Items tagged with Sports

See the 2016 Rio Olympics on the Big Screen!

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Watch selected events at the Rio Olympics with your friends! They will be shown when the McManus Room is available. The schedule now is:

Monday, August 8: 12-5 pm
Tuesday, August 9: 12-3 pm
Wednesday, August 10: 10 am-5 pm
Thursday, August 11: no viewings
Friday, August 12: 12-5 pm

Monday, August 15: 12-5 pm
Tuesday, August 16: 12-3 pm
Wednesday, August 17: 10 am-5 pm
Thursday, August 18: 10 am-1 pm
Friday, August 19: 12-5 pm
 

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Sports

Local Author Paul Ferrante on His New Book, The Rovers: A Tale of Fenway

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Coleytown Middle School teacher Paul Ferrante will discuss his new adult novel, The Rovers: A Tale of Fenway. Using interviews with sportswriter Robert Creamer and former Red Sox pitcher Bob Cremins, he creates a fast-paced novel about  baseball and Irish heritage in 1920s Boston.

Paul has been an award-winning secondary school English teacher and coach for over 35 years, as well as a columnist for Sports Collector’s Digest writing on the subject of baseball ballpark history. Many of his works can be found in the archives of the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. The T.J. Jackson Mysteries young adult series led Paul to speak at the 150th Anniversary Battle Commemoration in Gettysburg and the National Baseball Hall of Fame during their 75th Anniversary celebration. The Rovers: A Tale of Fenway is his first adult novel.         

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Sportswriting Legend Frank Deford

June 8, 2016
Frank DeFord

Deford discussed his new book, I'd Know That Voice Anywhere, which collects the very best of his commentaries, creating a wide-ranging look at athletes and the world of sports on June 8, 2016.

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"Sense the Wind" Documentary: Screening and Discussion with Producer/Director

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View a pre-release screening of Sense the Wind: Blind Sailors Race Across Open Water, an hour-long documentary which follows the journey of four blind sailors as they train and compete in national and international regattas. A discussion with local filmmaker Christine Knowlton will follow.

Sense the Wind is a journey led by four sailor —Nancy, Inky, Philip and Matt—as they train and compete at the Blind Nationals and press toward Japan’s Blind Sailing World Championships. It follows the evolution of these individuals over several years as they advance as sailors, through life’s turns—medical challenges, marriage, retirement and the vicissitudes of their sport, still new and evolving. Over time they help shape the future of blind sailing.

Six years in the making, Sense the Wind, is currently being previewed in outreach and at film festivals around the globe. The film was recently was given a Humanitarian Award by The Socially Relevant Film Festival in New York.

Filmmaker Christine Knowlton has created videos for nonprofit organizations, including the U.S. Disabled Sailing Championships and the Robie Pierce One-Design Regattas. Her award winning first short, Going Blank: Alzheimer’s Stories, premiered at the Westchester Film Festival and played international festivals. Sense The Wind is her first feature documentary. Christine has also collaborated on experimental multimedia videos with international contemporary composers and produced multimedia events featuring dance, spoken word and video screened with live music performances.

In broadcast production, Christine worked on the HBO hit Bored to Death. She was a selected filmmaker for the Celebrating Women Filmmakers Education Outreach at the Jacob Burns Film Center and taught video at the SUNY/WCC Summer Digital Labs. She is a member of New York Film and Television and active on the Archives Committee preserving stories of women.
 

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Films
Sports, Movies

Nutrition for Teen Athletes

March 29, 2016
Donna Brown

Clinical nutritionist Donna Brown discussed how to eat and hydrate to build stamina, endurance, strength and speed on March 31, 2016. 

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Sportswriting Legend Frank Deford

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Id Know Frank Deford is one of the most acclaimed and beloved voices in American sports journalism. Hailed by his fellow sportswriters as “the world’s greatest” (GQ), “the Holy Grail” (SI.com), and “the Sinatra of sportswriting” (San Francisco Chronicle), Deford is perhaps best known for his regular commentaries on NPR’s Morning Edition. Beginning in 1980, Deford has recorded over sixteen hundred, and his new book, I'd Know That Voice Anywhere, collects the very best, creating a wide-ranging look at athletes and the world of sports.

Sponsored by Cohen and Wolf, P.C.

Deford, Frank author photo Bruce PlotkinFrank Deford is the author of19 books and has worked in virtually every medium. He is senior contributing writer at Sports Illustrated, where his byline first appeared in 1962. A regular commentator for NPR's "Morning Edition," he is also a correspondent for HBO’s "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel." As a journalist, Deford has won the National Magazine Award for profiles, has been elected to the Hall of Fame of the National Association of Sportscasters and Sportswriters and has been voted by his peers as U.S. Sportswriter of the Year six times. For his radio and TV work, Deford has won both an Emmy and a George Foster Peabody Award.

Author photo credit Bruce Plotkin.

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Nutrition for Teen Athletes

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eat wellProfessional and elite athletes are now using the latest research on sports nutrition to perform better in their sports. Clinical nutritionist Donna Brown will discuss how to eat and hydrate to build stamina, endurance, strength and speed. 

donna brownDonna is a clinical nutritionist and principal of the Nutrition Kitchen LLC, her private practice dedicated to optimizing the health, lifespan and performance of her clients. She received her B.A. in Biology and Chemistry from Wheaton College and her M.S. in Clinical Nutrition from the University of Bridgeport. 

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Teen, Talks & Readings

College Athletics: Navigating the Recruitment Process

March 10, 2015

Coach Cary Nadel, director of scouting for National Scouting Report, discussed navigating the college athletic recruiting process on March 10, 2015.

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College Athletics: Navigating the Recruitment Process

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college sports logosCoach Cary Nadel, director of scouting for National Scouting Report, discusses navigating the college athletic recruiting process, how to get on college coaches’ radar, recruiting rules and regulations, the NCAA/NAIA Eligibility Centers and scholarship opportunities by division.

cary nadalCary Nadel, who has a 30+ year career in market research, is a certified college athletic scout and works with NSR is the only NCAA-approved scouting service. In addition to Cary's recruiting activities, he is the head coach of the Fairfield Prep Ski Team, head coach of Trumbull HS softball, one of the founders of Ridgefield Rebels Travel Softball and a Thunder Ridge ski instructor.

 

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Teen, Seminars & Workshops

Sports Writer Jack Cavanaugh on His New Book, Mr. Inside and Mr. Outside

December 11, 2014
Jack Cavanaugh

Author Jack Cavanaugh took readers through the Black Knights' three consecutive National Championship seasons, including the 1946 "Game of the Century" between Army and Notre Dame, the only college game to date to have included four Heisman Trophy winners from December 11, 2014. 

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