Monday, November 19, 2007

James R. Cicotte - Tecumseh, MI - Obituaries - Family History & Genealogy Message Board -

James R. Cicotte - Tecumseh, MI - Obituaries - Family History & Genealogy Message Board - "James R. Cicotte, age 80 of Tecumseh, died Monday, September 24, 2007

In addition to his wife, Dolores, Jim is survived by one son Martin (Laura) Cicotte of Marine City, MI; two daughters Vicki (James) Graff of Tecumseh and Donna (Glenn) Lapham of Jensen Beach, FL; five granddaughters and four great grandchildren. Jim was preceded in death by his parents, and eleven brothers and sisters."

Dave Lapham 1952 or 1970

Dave Lapham - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "Dave Lapham (born June 24, 1952 in Melrose, Massachusetts), is a former professional football offensive lineman for the National Football League's Cincinnati Bengals from 1974 to 1983 and the United States Football League's New Jersey Generals (1984). During his career, he played all five line positions and was a key player on the 1981 Bengals squad that won the AFC championship, but ultimately lost Super Bowl XVI to the San Francisco 49ers. He wore uniform #62.

His nephew, Richard Lapham, also an offensive lineman, earned first-team accolades as a high schooler at Souhegan High School in Amherst, New Hampshire in 2005 and played with Boston College."

David Lapham (b. 1970) is an Eisner Award winning American comic book writer, artist, and cartoonist, best known for his work on his groundbreaking independent comic book Stray Bullets.

He started his career in 1990 as a penciller at Valiant Comics where he was discovered by editor Jim Shooter. He went on to join Shooter at Defiant Comics where they co-created Warriors of Plasm in 1993.

In 1995 he set up his own publisher El Capitan Books to publish Stray Bullets which he wrote, drew and lettered himself. By the end of that year Miramax had hired Lapham to write and direct a feature film. It is unclear what came of this contract as no movie has yet been produced.

David Lapham - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Sunday, November 18, 2007

Carriage Barn

Carriage Barn: The gallery itself has been a work of art:

"Like a phoenix rising from the ashes, a dilapidated old estate building has become a veritable temple of New Canaan’s visual and performing arts, serving those who create them as well as those who come to see and appreciate them.

It’s called the Carriage Barn because it once housed the elegant horse-drawn buggies for the Lapham family on the estate that is now New Canaan’s treasured Waveny Park.

But decades of neglect followed until it was resurrected and restored to glory again, this time by a band of hardy volunteers who shared a vision — as well, apparently, as boundless energy. Now its in its 30th year of presenting cultural pursuits ranging from exhibitions of art in all media to chamber music, film festivals, lectures, folk singers and art classes, the Carriage Barn annually draws thousands of people to study, to create, to exhibit and to see, hear and applaud."

"New Canaan" "Waveny Park" - Google Search

New Canaan, Connecticut - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia: "The New Canaan Historical Society, 13 Oenoke Ridge, operates seven museums, preserves five historic buildings, collects and preserves material thought to be of local historical value, and supports education programs such as school tours, special exhibits, seminars and publications on New Canaan history. The society was founded in 1889."

Lewis Lapham, a founder of Texaco and father of long-time Harpers Magazine editor Lewis H. Lapham, spent summers with his family at the estate that is now part of the 300-acre Waveny Park. Next to Talmadge Hill and the Merrit Parkway.

Waveny Park on South Avenue "was developed in 1912 by Lewis H. Lapham on what had been Prospect Farm, an early summer estate. In 1967 the Town acquired the 'castle' and 300 acres of surrounding parkland.

Lapham Center: "Lapham Community Center is located in Waveny Park, the original Lapham estate, in a building that was called the 'Bungalow.' Built in 1915 as a summer home for Jack Lapham and his family, it was used every summer from 1916 until just before the start of World War II.

The Lapham Community Center officially opened in September 1996. Mrs. Elise Lapham spoke at the dedication . . ."

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

Sue Williams nee Lapham

Le Vretot Self Catering Holiday Home - La Baillyerie :: Visit France: "Sensitively restored and furnished, with many attractive features including a stone spiral staircase, some of the original floor tiles, exposed timbers and stone fireplaces, this charming 18th century country house is set back from quiet lane in spacious gardens. Owners on site. Informal art tuition available for children and adults. Please ask re price. The property has superb views over rolling bocage landscape, and is five minutes drive to pretty village of Le Vrétot for groceries and 15 minutes either way to the stunning sandy beaches of Barneville-Carteret or historic market town of Bricquebec. Bayeux, Caen, Mont St Michel, Cherbourg, the Landing beaches and the Channel Islands are all possible as day trips. There is also a good train connection to Paris from nearby market town of Valognes."