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had come east for a Kreutziger gathering. Betty Anne also managed to book lunch dates with Susan Riley Gunderson and Dianne Colby Dean the day after the get- together. Betty Anne is full of energy and has a zest for travel, which she and Karl do frequently. Class agent Sue Wilkerson Hunter caught up with Ann Wilson Rousseau by phone recently. After several decades in Fort Lauderdale, FL, Anne relocated to North Carolina, where she taught school and did educational consulting. Anne has two children, both in the Chicago area. She has one grandchild and says “the lit- tle-known grandparent gene” has been activated. Anne’s goal is to reenter the consulting arena and do some student- teaching supervision. She says, “That’s where I can use my years of experience, including those valuable three years at Skidmore.” In January, Lindsay Knowlton had a “glorious” trip to the Galápagos Islands, where they enjoyed the “plenitude of birds.” Lindsay and partner Burt Porter are poets (Burt is also a musician); they were featured in a recent issue of Vermont Magazine. Tina Matkovic Spiro and husband Eran moved back to Jamaica after 10 years in Miami. Tina is enjoying her beautiful mountain home and painting full-time. Eran works in urban planning for the Jamaican government. Their children and a grandchild bring them joy. Daughter Yasmin, an artist, lives in NYC; son Ben ’94 lives in Miami. Tina hopes to see Skid - more classmates in her travels between Jamaica, Miami, and New York. Nancy de V. Harrison and husband Ray Nord divide their time between Stamford, CT, and Naples, FL. They recently visited Hong Kong, New Zealand, and Australia, a trip that was at the top of Ray’s “bucket list” for years. In Florida this past winter, they had a brief visit with Carol Rice Lindsay and enjoyed dinner with Carol Little Weg and husband Ken. Although they are now permanent Florida residents, the Wegs still summer in Southwest Har - bor, ME. In June they took their daughter and family, including 12-year-old twins and a 9-year-old, on a two-week trip to Botswana. Ginny Yans-McLaughlin is still teach-


ing and has no plans to retire. She contin- ues to summer on Martha’s Vineyard. Kayla Abelove Feldman joined her sis- ter on a Wheaton alumnae mini-reunion in Florence, Italy, to celebrate their 65th birthdays. Fifteen of Wheaton’s class of 1968 and some family members spent five


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days together exploring the city. They ex - plored the Uffizi Gallery, tasted wines at the palazzo and vineyards of a marchese, and took a cooking class with a scooter- riding teacher who, Kayla says, “was even older than we are.” Kayla and her sister capped the trip by traveling with one of the “Wheaties” to Rome, Sorrento, and points south as well as Siena and Florence, all by train; she says, “It was a marvelous adventure.” Kayla and husband Mark later visited daughter Samantha Feldman La - gocki ’91 and her children Jacob, 8, and Sasha, 6, in California. The Feldmans’ daughter Abigail recently moved to Ver - mont, where she has a wedding photogra- phy business. Kathy Kuhn Mitchell and I were not


only friends at Skidmore; we married fra- ternity brothers from Lehigh. Kathy and Bill live on Canandaigua Lake in upstate New York. They have two daughters, Christina ’91 and Betsy, a ’93 Union grad. Although their two grandchildren live in different states, the Mitchells man- age to see a lot of them. On annual win- ter trips to Florida, Kathy stops to visit with Mary Ann Syzdek Bakken, who “happily relocated from Chicago to North Carolina.” Kathy also sends news of Di - ane Twomey McCormack-Seagren, who left Skidmore after three years to get mar- ried and sailed to Europe and back with her husband, Leonard, and three young children over a period of 18 months. John and I love living in the Atlanta


area, close to three of our four grandchil- dren, ages 11, 9, and 8. We go to their soccer, basketball, and football games; they are growing up fast. Our fourth grandchild lives with daughter Kate and husband Scott in Winnetka, IL; we visit as often as we can. We get to our place at Amelia Island Plantation every couple of months and while there enjoy seeing some wonderful friends from our days in Connecticut. MADDY SHANLEY KLIGORA 2350 STEEPLECHASE LANE ROSWELL, GA 30076-3914 MKLIGORA@COMCAST.NET


ty” in Louisa, VA. The 100 residents share income and grow 70 percent of their food. Tina says life there is centered on cooperation and self-sufficiency and is a lot more peaceful than in NYC. She enjoys spending time with her grandchil- dren and doing paintings of vegetables for Heirloom Seed Company packages. Tina sees Olga Sibony, who lives in Lauderhill,


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Tina Garber Olsen lives at Twin Oaks, an “intentional communi-


FL, Judith Testa, who resides in Saint Charles, IL, and Eleanore Bruegel, who lives in Broomall, PA. Sue Gibbs and Sue Steele Isbell attend-


ed their 50th reunion at Dana Hall School in Wellesley, MA, in June. Katie McDowell and husband Gerald


are healthy, active, and enjoying the mountains and small-town life in Pres - cott, AZ. She says it’s quite a change from “the rat race” in Scottsdale, where her practice in plaintiff tort law is going well. The couple likes to fly-fish in Sedona’s Oak Creek Canyon when the water rises. Susan Carter Thompson has tempor -


arily relocated to Coeur d’Alene, ID, a migratory stop for hundreds of bald eagles who pursue spawning salmon in Novem - ber and December. She enjoys visiting friends there. Son Eric and his 10-year-old twins live in Albuquerque, NM, which Susan considers her “home base.” Daugh - ter Fasha and her husband, a US Army sergeant, live in Honolulu, HI, with chil- dren Ambelyn, 2, and Alex, 12. Susan has visited both families this year. She is ex - ploring self-healing techniques, including energy medicine reflexology. Marge Orton Hanselman braved the


cold snowy winter in northern Wisconsin and then headed to North Carolina for two months to escape. Gardening, camp- ing, sailing, and tennis kept her busy in the summer. TOBY WEISBERG RUBENSTEIN 315 SHERINGHAM DRIVE HOCKESSIN, DE 19707 302-559-7501 FAX: 302-239-5618 OWCPCLAIMSCONSULTING@GMAIL.COM


and plans to make documentaries; sub- jects include how to make a lantern pow- ered by biochar, a sustainable alternative to traditional fuel. She is also modifying her house to reduce her carbon footprint: she has installed three new windows, re - placed grass with plants for better water absorption, and adjusted gutters so that rainwater is directed to the garden. She is working on another garden book and redesigning her Web site, carolynbates.com. While in France on business, Buffy Bir -


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ri ttella met up with Harriet Harper and Judy Koslowski Kirsten, who were in Toulouse participating in a French lan- guage program. They had a wonderful mini-reunion in Paris, with Easter dinner at Ralph Lauren’s restaurant and a tour of his special car exhibit at the Louvre. Susan Kanowith-Klein left her position


In Burlington, VT, Carolyn Bates is learning how to shoot video


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