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2017 Explore East Hampton Talks and Walks
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The Chatham Historical Society and East Hampton Library are co-sponsoring a talk by naturalist writer, David Leff, on Sat. Jan. 6, 2018 at 1 pm at the East Hampton Library Community Room at 105 Main St. in East Hampton. Leff will present a slide presentation on his book,
: Keeping It Real in New England
The talk is part of the
"Cabin Fever Winter Talk History Program."
Join David for a slide illustrated talk about maple sugaring. Explore the mysteries and mystique of maple sugaring and meet the dedicated, sometimes quirky folks who make it. Find out how this unique and ancient northeastern North American product was discovered and the high tech techniques it takes to produce it today. Are sugarmakers the canary in the coal mine for climate change? Why do some people think maple syrup is the next miracle food? Learn how you can make and enjoy your own syrup. As a former sugarmaker and board member of the Connecticut Maple Syrup Producers Association, he'll give you an insider’s view. Books will be available for sale and signing. A great gift for anyone who loves New England.
David Leff is an essayist, pushcart prize nominated poet and former deputy commissioner of the Connecticut Department of Environmental Protection. His work focuses on the surprisingly intimate relationship of people to their built and natural environments. He is the author of five nonfiction books, three volumes of poetry and a novel in verse. In 2016-2017 he was appointed by the National Park Service as the poet-in-residence for the New England National Scenic Trail (NET). David is the town meeting moderator and town historian in his hometown of Canton where he has also served 26 years as a volunteer firefighter and in other civic activities His journals, correspondence, and other papers are archived in the Special Collections and University Archives at the University of Massachusetts Libraries in Amherst.
The event is free and open to the public. There are no reservations so come early. Refreshments will be served and good will donations are accepted.
Directions: From the Stop & Shop on Route 66 in East Hampton go south on Main St. for approx. .5 mile. The library is on the left side of the road.
For more information contact Marty Podskoch at 860-267-2442 or
http://www.easthamptonct.gov/pages/easthamptonct_library/index or call 860-267-6621
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