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Steve got to take her to Cape Cod for a week. Carol is easing into retirement, working as a consultant a couple of days a week and doing lots of volunteer work at Brotherhood Synagogue on Gramercy Park and for a professional association. She had fun at her Chelsea High School 50th reunion in September. She adds, “Life is good as we remain healthy.” After babysitting for grandchildren in


July, Peggy Mitchell Bliss traveled around Japan. This was Peggy’s third trip there, and her first traveling on the Green train, which feature wooden carriages and more spacious accommodations. She visited Kyoto, Nara, Hiroshima, Tokyo, Tate yama, and Banda. Peggy reports that she is “shrined out.” Tina Matkovic Spiro’s work Aurora Ar - mada was exhibited at the Beijing Bien - nale 2010 in September. One of five artists representing her adopted home country of Jamaica, she gave a speech related to her work and the theme of the landmark international exhibition Climate Change and the Human Condition: The Aurora Series as a Metaphor for Environmental Salvation. Alice Hammond Soininen had a great


visit with Kathy Benson Picot at Alice’s summer home in Stonington, CT, as Kathy and daughter Nathalie were in the United States for the month of August. The classmates had not seen each other in years, so it was nice to catch up. Kathy has a home in Blanford, MA, with broth- ers and their families in the area. She and husband Daniel are enjoying retirement in Baden Baden, Germany. Her two chil- dren live in nearby Strasbourg, France. Also this summer, Alice and her husband hosted two grandsons, ages 5 and 10, from Los Angeles for nine weeks; they spent time at the shore and at Alice’s rural Vermont residence. The elder grandson had spent the previous summer acting in the film Marmaduke. Retired as a nurse practitioner, Nancy


Holt Wiggins is “consumed” by volunteer activities for the local Audubon Society. Nancy and husband Jim live in Montana, where he practices pediatric cardiology. They enjoy camping, hiking, birding, and fly-fishing. Their older daughter and her husband are both high school teachers in Santa Barbara, CA, who also coach cross- country, swimming, and water polo. They are the parents of Nancy’s first grand- child, who recognizes her and Jim on Skype. In Seattle their younger daughter finished up as chief resident in family medicine and left for a rotation in Africa while her husband finishes his residency in anesthesia.


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During deer-hunting season, Lynn Shafer’s two former roommates, Judy Pick Eissner and Molly Bristler Haley, came to Minnesota for a “girl’s week” of fun, restaurants, museums, and theater. The fun was doubled because Barbara Blanch Roy’s roommate Diane Colby Dean arrived, setting the stage for five Skiddies on the town! Barbara and Lynn did their best to show their East Coast roomies the beauty of fall in the Midwest. Artist Ellen Winnick Sinel has lived in


Washington, DC, since 1968. She has had many solo shows at the Zenith Gallery (ellensinel.com). Her son and daughter and their families all live in Bedford, NY; Ellen gets to see them quite often. Her summers are spent on Cape Cod, where she shows her work in Provincetown. Carol Spiegel Hadler says she’s got the


same husband, more grandkids, and the same career but is trying to “shrink” her practice (nudge, nudge: she is a therapist). As always, Virginia Yans spent the sum- mer on Martha’s Vineyard. She still enjoys teaching history at Rutgers University. She also likes running into the occasional Skid - more grad on the Vineyard. This is a milestone year for most of us because we graduated from high school 50 years ago—difficult to believe. In the fall I was heading out to my 50th reunion in New Jersey, looking forward to seeing high school classmates Jean Barba Strick - ler and Ellen Peterson Morris and remin - iscing about our high school and college years together. MADDY SHANLEY KLIGORA 2350 STEEPLECHASE LANE ROSWELL, GA 30076-3914 MKLIGORA@COMCAST.NET


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Sandra Koch Prior and husband Ronnie have a new grandchild. The baby was born in Sydney, Australia, to her daughter and son-in-law. Ellen Judge Swanson has volunteered


to serve as class fund chair this year. Let’s all support her efforts in the $1 Million Momentum Challenge: 12,500 donors = $1 million extra for Skidmore. Remember: “Every gift matters.” Following a reunions with their daugh-


ters and families in Nashville, TN, Sue Steele Isbell and husband Bob spent Au - gust in Telluride, CO, enjoying the out- doors and company from Tampa. Next they were off to Portland to see their third daughter and her family. Eleven grandchildren keep them on the move. Julie Sparks Parmegiani was elected to


the board of directors at Hyatt’s Coconut Plantation in Bonita Springs, FL, and is in her seventh year on the board at Marriott’s Ocean Pointe in Palm Beach Shores. She and Bob spend about 15 weeks each year in the sunny state. Their winter plans included a fifth cruise, and holidays in NYC. Judy Sambrook Bunker and husband Roger spent three weeks at Lake George, NY, visiting children and grandchildren. They work as surrogate educational par- ents, paid by the state for helping special- ed students in foster care, which keeps them busy. Judy also volunteers as a spe- cial-ed advocate with the Learning Disa - bilities Association of America. Lenore Bethka Wersten is still teaching. Husband Tom is treasurer of the local sen- ior center and on its board. He has also been treasurer and board member of the Hudson Valley American Society of Training and Development. Lenore and Ellen Judge Swanson expressed thanks for my work as reunion historian, “doing a marvelous job editing almost 100 ques- tionnaires and compiling a CD of music from 1961 to 1965.” In July, Harvey and I enjoyed a cruise


and land travel in Alaska. We recently cel- ebrated the 95th birthday of Harvey’s mom and 100th birthday of my aunt, and had a family reunion in La Quinta, CA. TOBY WEISBERG RUBENSTEIN 315 SHERINGHAM DRIVE HOCKESSIN, DE 19707 302- 559-7501 FAX: 302-239-5618 OWCPCLAIMSCONSULTING@GMAIL.COM


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Kitty Sweet Winslow remembers the old car- riage-house art studios on Broadway before the new Skidmore campus was built. She continues painting in her in-home studio, showing her work, and serving as head of the visual art department at the Greater Hartford (CT) Academy of the Arts. Her two children are grown and married; she has four grandchildren, three in Maine and one nearby in Middletown. You can see her work at KittySweetWin - slow .com. Kitty and Michelle Goldzieher Shedlin are scheming to get together. After raising two children and living in


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