Monthly Archives: May 2013

2013 May 28, Real Estate Roundtable

Three experts discuss forecasts and trends in today’s real estate market.

Guest: Paul Lebowitz of Westport Mortgage

Paul Lebowitz founded Westport Mortgage in 1994 to give Fairfield County homebuyers the best possible rates and terms from the universe of mortgage lenders. He knows the mortgage business inside-out from years of experience in every kind of market as well as every kind transaction, from first-time home purchase to corporate relocation to refinancing.  Always looking out for the borrower’s needs, Paul explains each step in your mortgage in plain English – so you know what to expect.

Guest: Rick Higgins of the Higgins Group/Christie’s

Rick Higgins is the Chairman and Founder of the Higgins Group, a residential real estate brokerage located throughout Fairfield County.  Established in 1997, the company has grown from one office with one agent to 12 offices and almost 350 agents. Higgins Group is proud to be the exclusive affiliate of Christie’s International Real Estate in Fairfield and Westport region.  A third generation broker, Mr. Higgins has 36 years of experience in the real estate industry as a builder/developer of over 200 luxury homes in the tri-state area and as a practicing real estate attorney.

Guest: Shelly Tretter Lynch of Sotheby’s

Shelly Tretter is considered one of the top real estate professionals at Sotheby’s International Realty. Her career began in 1987, and she joined Sotheby’s International Realty as a senior associate in 1996. Acknowledged by the Wall Street Journal in 2007 as one of the Top 50 Agents in the United States for dollar volume, and by Who’s Who in Residential Real Estate in North America, she consistently represents some of the finest properties and estates in Greenwich.

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2013 May 21, Featuring Dr. Marlene Watson and Ray Arata

Guest: Dr. Marlene Watson, author of Facing the Black Shadow

Dr. Marlene Watson is one of the country’s foremost African American couple and family therapist. Her book, Facing the Black Shadow, is an intimate look at how black families, couples and individuals struggle against the pervasive belief in black inferiority – the “black shadow.” This groundbreaking book offers a new way to challenge that belief and move from self-blame and self-hate to understanding and empowerment.

Dr. Marlene F. Watson is the former Chair and Associate Professor in the Couple and Family Therapy Department at Drexel University in Philadelphia. A licensed couple and family therapist with a private practice, she is also a former columnist for Heart & Soul Magazine. Marlene is a collector of African and African American art and she delights in mentoring African American and multi-racial young adults.

Guest: Ray Arata, creator of author of Wake Up, Man Up, Step Up: Transforming Your Wake-Up Call Into Emotional Health and Happiness

Because he feels deeply the pain caused by immature men abusing themselves and their worlds, Ray Arata has chosen to be an advocate for Emotional Maturity and Accountability for men. Ray works to offer men in crisis with the tools to empower them with practical guidance to prevent and resolve conflict in their families, workplaces and communities. By 2015 Ray’s missions is to provide 1 million men in crisis practical guidance, tools and inspiration for emotional maturity and accountability to prevent and resolve conflict in their families, workplaces and communities.

Ray Arata is an integrative leadership coach, diversity consultant and cultural facilitator, fascinated by a potent and strategic blend of leadership,diversity and culture in the workplace. In addition to his coaching and consulting practice, Ray is an author and speaker, dedicated to his mission of  empowering men to step authentically  into their roles as fathers, husbands, leaders, businessmen and friend.

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2013 May 14, Fashion Show at the Delamar Greenwich

Sizzling Summer Fashion Show Featuring Letarte Swimwear & Dovecote Jewelry and the Latest Tips and Trends in Beauty and Spa Treatments from Industry Experts
Thanks to Everyone!!
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2013 May 7, Featuring The Menopause Expert Rebecca Hulem

Guest: Rebecca Hulem, The Menopause Expert and author of Feelin’ Hot? A Humorous and Informative Guide to Menopause

Rebecca Hulem’s insightful book, Feelin’ Hot? provides answers to these burning questions and many more. Rebecca is an RN, RNP and Certified Menopause Clinician. She unravels the myths and mystery of menopause, simply and directly answering the questions your doctor never has time for.

Rebecca Hulem is a professional speaker and educator on menopause, bringing extensive knowledge to the topic of women’s health and wellness. As a nurse practitioner, certified nurse midwife, certified menopause clinician and author, Rebecca brings over 30 years of experience to her professional speaking.

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2013 April 30, Featuring Deinera Exner-Cortens on Teen Dating Violence

A new Cornell study reports that teenagers in physically or psychologically aggressive dating relationships are more than twice as likely to repeat such damaging relationships as adults and report increased substance use and suicidal feelings years later, compared with teens with healthy dating experiences. Co-authored by Deinera Exner-Cortens, the findings suggest the need for parents, schools and health care providers to talk to teenagers about dating violence, given its long-reaching effects on adult relationships and mental health.

Deinera is a third year doctoral candidate in Human Development. She holds an MPH in Social and Behavioral Science and a BSc in Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology. Deinera’s research focuses on understanding interpersonal violence in intimate relationships. Her doctoral dissertation focuses on teen dating violence, as well as ways to provide practitioners with an improved understanding of how psychological aggression is used in teen dating relationships, as well as to highlight how depression and substance use may contribute to risk for re-victimization.

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