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Italy for two weeks to study Italian vet clinics and farms. Lynn and George live in Waynesboro, VA. Louise Velletri has been at St. Margaret’s School in Tappahannock, VA, for 30 years, 25 as head of the history department. She took advantage of low summer airfares and treated herself to 10 days of exploring southwestern canyons. Louise says teach- ing high school is still fun, so life is good. In Hopkinton, MA, Anne Pouch has her own Web-design business (annepouch .com). In May she and husband Joe went to Amsterdam, Netherlands, to visit daughter Madeleine, a junior in NYU’s Gallatin School. Son Will graduated from Northwestern in May. Anne keeps in touch with Anne Alger Hayward, Mira Fish Coleman,and Margot Woodworth Seefeld.


Nancy Cohen Wekselbaum is the owner of Gracious Gourmet, launched three years ago. Its award-winning chut- neys, glazes, tapenades, and pesto are now carried by upscale shops and depart- ment stores around the country (its newest retailers are Bloomingdale’s and also Whole Foods in the Midwest and Northeast). She’s on Facebook and Twitter and has partnered with more than 70 online retailers. She also worked with hus- band Natan to build Gracious Home, his NYC-based décor and furnishing stores. Sara Hotchkiss was slated to be featured in this fall’s issue of Country Gardens mag- azine. She didn’t know which photos would be chosen, but they may show the four lavender beds in front of her house (about 180 plants) and some of her rugs. Carol Mulvihill Ahlers took a vacation from fundraising for Cormaria Retreat House and spent February traveling with husband Ron in the South Pacific. Ron retired from Timex in 2007, and they now live full-time in Sag Harbor, NY. Carol en - courages classmates to look her up while on the East End! Zoë Morsette is grateful for a steady trickle of prop jobs. The first national tour of Shrek the Musical headed for Chicago in late June; she had to rebuild several pieces, including Lord Farquaad’s glitzy puppet legs and Shrek’s 48-ounce martini with the eyeball olive on a pick. She also made Shrek underwear and socks for a new scene. Glasses of fake wine get bro- ken occasionally on The Addams Family set, so Zoë has replaced those and also repaired Santa harnesses and hats for Macy’s Santaland in NYC and Philly. In May she joined the Actors’ Fund Team at the Revlon Run/Walk for Women’s Can - cers and was interviewed by Indian film-


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maker Mira Nair for a short Revlon docu- mentary that explains where the money goes.


Cheryl Bonini Ellis again participated as a business executive in Skidmore’s MB107 course. She was impressed with the quality of the students and their pre- sentations. One was the daughter of Harry Alverson (did that make her feel old!). She enjoyed having lunch with a favorite business professor, Betty Balevic. Anne Blodget’s son graduated from St.


Paul’s School in New Hampshire and is a freshman at Brown, where he hopes to make the squash team. Anne saw Jenny Pearman Lammer in May and attended Jenny’s niece’s very impressive art open- ing in Boston. Jen’s daughter Sarah joined them. Also, one of Anne’s neighbors has enrolled as a Skidmore freshman; her par- ents are justifiably excited and looking forward to future visits to Saratoga. Sue Garlock Lesser was quoted on the front page of the Poughkeepsie Journal in a story about the Arlington Board of Educa - tion’s earning top ratings from the Ken - nedy Center Alliance for Arts Education in Washington, DC. Sue is the district arts-in-education coordinator. Melanie Stein Wolf is nearing retire- ment from a satisfying teaching career. Daughter Rachel has a master’s in theater education from NYU, and her husband completed an MBA and a master’s in engi- neering from MIT. Son Dan earned a JD from Pennsylvania State Law School, and son Michael received a bachelor’s from Syracuse University. Catherine Offinger visited with Jenni - fer Pearman Lammer for two nights after Jennifer dropped her daughter off at Rhode Island School of Design after Christmas break. In January, Catherine drove to Or leans, MA, to meet Cynthia May for lunch, and in February she flew to Indian - apolis to see Katie Kunz for a weekend. She says, “How lucky we are to remain such close friends after 40 years!” Being president of the Lucas County Bar Association has taken time and effort, but there have been fun things as well, and I work with a wonderful board that makes the job manageable. I have been reelected as Democratic committee precinct chair for my eighth term. Also, my son Barry and I again raised the most funds (total- ing nearly $32,000 in nine years) for the Toledo Area Humane Society walk, Bark in the Park. JOANNE RUBIN 6743 MONARCH DRIVE SYLVANIA, OH 43560-3177 JRUBIN610@AOL.COM


zation for Migration’s Holocaust Compen - sation Program in Geneva, Switzerland, in 2007. She is back in NYC, painting fold- ing screens on commission. Laura Lasken is teaching art at Nonne - waug High School in Woodbury, CT. Daughter Rebecca received a master’s in political science from the University of Rhode Island. Son Ryan, a graduate of Ithaca College, is with Esurance in San Francisco. Laura enjoys tango dancing with her boyfriend and traveling. Margaret Curran is busier than ever in retirement. She is a history docent at Tate House Museum in Portland, ME, teaches skiing to adults who have never skied before, serves as a “garden angel” to a 94- year-old women as part of the Maine Master Gardener Program, and serves on the board of directors at Ruth’s Reusable Resources, putting surplus business sup- plies to use in the schools. Diane Barto married Bill Mattes in Santa Monica, CA, on September 26, 2009. They live in Millerton, NY, with their black Lab, Hannah. REGGIE CARBON TIHAN 279 HUDSON BAY STREET FOSTER CITY, CA 94404 650-573-3348 RCTIHAN@COMCAST.NET


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Vero Beach, FL, resident Sue Reu - tershan Garde didn’t make it to Reunion because son Johnny was graduat- ing from high school. Thanks to a dual program that gave him a diploma and an AA degree, he started as a junior at Uni - versity of South Florida, where he plans a major in musical theater and minor in education. Son Sean, 15, has a black belt in tae kwon do and attended the US Olympic training camp in Colo rado this summer. Sue got an MBA in 1983 and an MS in management in 1991, both from Florida Institute of Technology. For the past four years, she has been a program financial analyst for DRS Soneticom in Melbourne, FL. She lives in Vero Beach. After five years in public school admin- istration, Marianne Boswell is delighted to be back in health-care information technology. She lives in Lexington, MA, with son Sam, who very happily attends Concord Academy. Cynthia Whiting lives in California. She has two sons in college (one in Boul - der, the other in Boston). She en joyed reconnecting with Nellee Higgins Fine when she dropped her younger child off in Boston. She is taking classes and trying


Diane Krukowski completed her job with the International Organi -


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