Fall 2015

Fall 2015

November 8

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Diana McBrier Wolfe at Nagaloka Institute, Pune India. Visiting the pathway of the Buddha

November 5

Time to insert myself 🙂

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The fall weather has been beautiful and warm this year. Hope it continues into the winter. Lots of walks for John and me.

P.S from Ruthie

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(Is it just me or does she look just the same as 50 years ago?)

Today I received news of our 50th reunion in the post, it can’t be! In case

I don’t show up, but I may well try, here’s a pic taken just before the

wedding of a friend’s son in Suffolk last summer on probably the most

beautiful day England had to offer, August 8. Yesterday, my 67th birthday,

was legendary in terms of weather, too – the hottest November day, according

to The Times, in 70 years. I’m still working as a sub-editor (on Country

Homes & Interiors magazine) and am looking forward to grandson number two in

January. His older brother, Robbie, as videoed by my son, sent me birthday

greetings which started my day on a wonderful note. ‘Haypee Burfday,’ he

chirruped; at 21 months old, it was probably the first time in his short

life he’s uttered those words, heavily prompted by his mum.

BTW if anyone is in on 17 November, do let them know there’s a wonderful

concert being given by my choir – Handel’s Athalia at St John’s Smith

Square. Here’s a link if you have space:

November 3 – Ruthie Denton Eastman shares her grandson, Robbie

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The Biennale gets bigger every year_.Venice is always wonderful.!! Saluti a tutti! Surpik

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Harriet Cohen Rappaport celebrates her 45th wedding anniversary

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Anne Todd Osborne sent photos from the Hudson Valley and of her grandchildren

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For those of us with oak trees, it’s been a bumper crop year for acorns. Should make the squirrels happy.

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View across the Hudson (with West Point) from Anne and Ben’s Castle Rock

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Brotherly love.

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Granddaughter

Liz Colton

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From Ellen Wineberg

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From Betsey Miller

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And Barb Harrison

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Congratulations to Bonnie Hunter Trotta who married Charles Tisi on October 2

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Penni is taking advantage of the beautiful weather to get some exercise…impressive, Penni.

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Summer Photos

Summer Photos

July 29, 2015

Julia Scott-Barrett, who lives in Southern France, gets a visit from her son, daughter-in-law and two grandchildren.

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July 2015

Bonnie Hunter Trotta – Engaged and looking forward to a fall wedding.

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Ellen Wineberg via room 83 spring

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Linda Glazer Toohey – In Budapest

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Lindy McLean – With the girls catching up on some real estate!

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Jennie Smith – Happy birthday!

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Summer 2015

Summer 2015

Elizabeth Koogle Dillon has a great job! Take a look at her latest litter of setters.

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And I have left a great job….it is time. After 23 years at The Country School in Madison where I taught 3rd grade, I have retired. John and the kids were with me at a party given for me and one other teacher.

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Mexican Get-Together

Mexican Get-Together

Maggie Williams writes:

Here are some pics of a recent trip to Mexico this past March. Diana McBriar Wolfe lives in Mexico City with her husband and invited me, Maggie Williams, Melanie Austin, and Chris Reihl to join her for a week in Mexico. We all met in Mexico City and then traveled south to the towns of Puebla and Oaxaca, where we toured amazing Mayan ruins, visited with fine craftspeople in their home studios, enjoyed the colorful streets and beautiful architecture of these small cities, and ate lots of fantastic Mexican food!. It was a fun reunion for all of us and a great trip.

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Maggie, Chris, Diana, and Melanie

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Real SPRING News!

Real SPRING News!

I look at my last post written at the end of February where I was hopeful that spring was approaching. Ha! How foolish I was. We all know what happened to not just the Northeast this year, but to many parts of the U.S.

And so, I feel it necessary, on April 7, to leave all that behind. We are moving on to warm, spring weather. The crocuses are appearing, the snow drops for us are late but up and so I will move on with uplifting news as well.

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For that I turn to Bonnie Hunter Trotta (photo from last summer in Scotland) who writes the following:

“Sorry to be so long in replying!

Its April 5 and 25 degrees this am!

My big news is that I am getting married! I reconnected with an old friend whose wife died 10 years ago. Of course he is wonderful and we will remain here in Katonah.

My travels this year will take me to the Galapagos with grandchildren and Cuba with son and fiancee.

Happy Easter, Bonnie”

Congratulations, Bonnie, on your upcoming wedding October 2!

This news, along with the EW bulletin, Signatures, reminds me that we are all embarking on new adventures, whether it is retirement, a new job, or new adventure. Let me know yours. And, we all love to see photos! Please send!

Spring Update

Spring Update

Yes….I said spring. I am am hoping that if I say the word enough times, the atrocious weather here in the northeast will give up the ghost. As I write this on the last day of February, we are still under a foot to two feet of snow (depending on where you stand) and are waking up to temperatures in the teens, and have two snow storms looming on the horizon this week. We’ve all had enough.

March 1, 2015

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What an idea that retirement is looming! One of the down sides of self-employment is no 401k but I would probably die of boredom anyway. I do enjoy being a gardener despite the hard work. My friends say I should just train more people well and learn to point as so many of my fellow gardeners and landscapers do but it just isn’t me. I like my fingers in the dirt and my arms building stonewalls. Perhaps a few years from now the physicality will be less rewarding and I was groaning at last season’s end but that is because I had lost my dog to old age and lacked the discipline to do those walks. Now I have a young rescue pooch with much energy and am back to walks in the woods. I am looking forward to having the snow melt because I am tired of slipping and sliding. Just today, March 1st we got another few inches topped off by sleet. and so it goes. My long term goal is to get my columns into books (13 years worth) and maybe make headway as a garden writer. My daughter Erica, who lives in Jamaica Vermont, is a Garden Designer with her Masters from Cornell and she is writing for Horticulture Magazine among others, inspiring me to look that direction when I am done playing in the dirt. Spring is eventual. Enjoy the moment.

From Heidi Dolan Baldwin:

My news is that our daughter Sally and her family – 4 boys age 9,7,5,2 – have just moved to Conn from Hong Kong! and our other daughter Lacy is living in Richmond, Va with a 2 year old little boy. Bernard is still working, as am I. We spend a lot of time in Florida in the winter. Jamie Baxter, Linda LeSourd, Joan Johnson and Polly McTaggart are all here and it is fun sharing stories of EW.

February 28, 2015

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It cheered me to read on Facebook this morning that after 17 years, Jennifer Dowling is retiring from her job at the Berkshire Taconic Foundation. Rather than retype all the information, you can read and hear Jennifer at the following : http://wamc.org/post/berkshire-taconic-foundation-president-retiring.

Her response to my email blast:

Hello everyone!

It’s been a while since I’ve been in touch…wonderful work at the Foundation is all consuming. Going to take a break for a bit in January and then re-engage in some way with my old haunts in the art world.

I’m always open for a visit from anyone headed to the Berkshires! Let me know!

Warm regards (all of us in the northeast really need them as we sit through another snow storm!)

Jennifer

I, myself, told my colleagues at school that this would be my last year of teaching full time. I’ve been at The Country School in Madison, CT since 1992. I find it hard to cut the cord completely so will rely on substituting next year to keep me connected to the kids. I’m looking forward to spending more time with John, our grandchildren, and trying my hand at writing children’s books. If I don’t try now, when will I?

New opportunities are looming for all of us and I’d love to hear about them. Let me know if you are retired, enjoying it, hating it or have gone off on to a new adventure. Send me an email….and please, pray for spring.

Ask and Ye Shall Receive

Ask and Ye Shall Receive

Hi Kathy,

Here I am at a book signing party with my co-author, Dr. Mary Palmer. Our

arts integration book, Teaching Through the Arts: Writing, Volume 1, has

been adopted by several schools in the US and Canada, and locally the

Orlando Philharmonic Orchestra is giving it to their contract teachers as a

model of how music can be integrated into the mainstream curriculum. In the

works is a book that has strategies for math and science – we’re going to

turn up the heat and make STEM turn into STEAM by adding arts.

Sue Merrill Rosoff

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Liz Bowman sent a picture of her grandson

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Barb Harrison Hagler sent a photo from her daughter’s wedding

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Liz Colton

I know if I don’t respond right away I will never do this, so here you go! The 3 photos are: 1. myself with my 2 children Ashley and RJ at Lake Tahoe, and 2-3 me with my partner Mel in Santa Fe and at a party in Miami.

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Hadrian’s Wall and Bonnie Hunter Trotta

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Tyler Tinsworth in Spain

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Her children

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Wendy Dominick from her Scotland Golf outing this year

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Manitoga Summer Nature Design Camp and Anne Todd Osborne

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Bonnie Casper

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Linda Glazer Toohey – Aspen Wedding

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My husband John and I in Normandy last summer

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Our grandsons

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Looks like life is good for all of us.

Happy Thanksgiving to all and do keep the photos coming.

Kathy

Spring Photos

Spring Photos

Wendy Dominic (far left)

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Sue Merrill Rosoff has a new book

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Here is a photo of me with my co-author, Dr. Mary Palmer, as we load copies of our new book straight from the printer. While the book is ostensibly for teachers because it features strategies to integrate the arts into the mainstream curriculum, I have found the strategies quite a useful and popular with my granddaughter, which were hearing from other grandparents as well. Its been a fun way to dive into culture in an interactive way. The book, Teaching Through the Arts: Writing, Volume 1, is available at the website below, and also on Amazon.

Diana McBrier and Maggie Williams in Nantucket

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Diana and Maggie are wondering who’s up for our reunion in ’16!

Cathy Kernan

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Holding down two jobs and a career: Director of Maud Morgan Arts, a small arts center in Cambridge, running my professional print studio, Mixit Print Studio, and keeping up my art career. Current group shows are at Danforth Museum of Art in Framingham MA, Scripps College, Mingyuan Museum in Shanghai, Sheehan Gallery at Whitman College in Walla Walla, WA, and the Central Booking Gallery in NY, NY. Next one person show is 2015 at Soprafina Gallery here in Boston. Just did a challenging cycling trip on Mallorca with a group of hard-core cyclists. I am glad to report that I held my own. Photo attached.

Linda Glazer on a mother-daughter weekend

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and with her husband

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Jeni Smith with her daughter

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Jennifer Dowling at a Berkshire (MA) Museum

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News for the Bicentennial

News for the Bicentennial

I am running an unofficial (but color- and time-coordinated!) showcase for all EWS alums on Friday night, May 9, 2014 at the Desmond.

Artists, poets, writers, musicians, dancers, comics, actors, photographers — anyone with a voice (visual, audio, or virtual) is welcome to share her work or perceptions at this once-in-a-lifetime gathering of EWS alums.

I have just contacted the reunion chairs about this, too, but the event is NOT limited to reunion years – I am really looking forward to getting together with such a wide swath of classes! : )

Please feel free to post this event on your FB class pages, etc.

Warm regards,

Terri Weiss

Friday, May 9, 2014

10 pm (following class dinners)

The Desmond, Town Hall

Badass Productions Presents:

A showcase by and for all EWS alums coming to the BiC. Not a ‘talent’ show per se — it will be whatever it will be. Music, skits, poetry and other readings, dance, art, memorials, demos, and any other presentations are ALL welcome! If you can talk, smile, or even gesture, you’re good to go.

No limits on participants or participating classes — no refusals on content, no frowns on dress code. Informality, alcohol and camaraderie are expected.

Tiaras are fine, as long as the diamonds are real. No gangsta violence will be tolerated, however.

Advance notice of names and approximate times will be appreciated in order to organize, but sign up information at The Desmond will be provided. And you can always corner Terri Weiss ’74, even at the last second.

The room is the Town Hall, a meeting room that has no time limits, so we will end when we end. The room is going to have a mic and a piano. Please notify Terri of other equipment requests by April 15.