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 Peggy Miller Franck

 Prides Crossing
  The Unbridled Life and Impatient Times of ELEONORA SEARS


July  2012

In the Huffington Post--"Eleonora Sears and 40 Years of Title IX"--by the author.


June 23, 2012  

The Daily Beast featured this article by the author, "The Mother of Title IX”.


June  2012                                                                                                                                                                                                          On The Issues Magazine included Eleonora Sears in their coverage of inspiring women with this article by the author.    


May 2012

For The Advocate, Josh Hinkle interviewed the author for his article on Eleonora Sears,” The Woman Behind Title IX”.  

February 23, 2012
Author interviewed on bloomingOUT, Bloomington Community Radio, Inc.
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January 25, 2012
Author interviewed for the Windy City Times by Ross Forman, as they prepare to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Title IX.
Link to the online version of the interview:

June 17, 2010

Author interviewed for Off the Shelf, a TV program hosted by Veronica Andrews.

June 16, 2010
Author interviewed for The Literati Scene TV Show with Smoki Bacon and Dick Concannon.   Click HERE to view video.

May 14-22, 2010
For the North Shore Design Show, benefiting the Wenham Museum, interior designer Patricia Finn of Finn-Martens Design furnished an exciting space she called "A Game Room for Eleonora Sears", which commemorated the backgammon game Eleo played to win her seaside estate in Prides Crossing.

October 28, 2009  -  Syracuse, New York
The 126th National Horse Show opened at the Syracuse Invitational Sporthorse Tournament, where the 'Eleonora R. Sears'  Memorial Challenge Trophy, donated by Madame Marie V. Gendron, was awarded to the overall winner in the hunter classes.  Seven classes were won by Francesa, an 8-year-old Dutch warmblood mare, owned by Pony Lane Farm and ridden by Maggie Jayne.  

September 16, 2009 -- Main Line Media News - Malvern author tells Eleonora Sears' story

June 1-2, 2007  -  Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts
The annual US Tennis Association women's sectional grass court competiton for the Sears Cup, donated by Eleonora Sears in 1927, was won by the New England team. Other particpants in the tournament were teams from the Eastern, Mid-Atlantic, and Middle States.

August 25, 2007
Bariloche, Argentina was the site of the world's first female snow polo tournament - the Eleonora Sears Challenge. The event was organized by Claudia Hodari of Argentina as a tribute to the first woman to play competitive polo on a men's team.