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most recently as water-resources educa- tion coordinator. She and her husband moved into a home on a 10-acre property near Lake Superior in northern Minnesota. Barbara looks forward to having time to read, hike, quilt, travel, and, eventually, do more volunteering. INGEBORG HEGEMANN CLARK 26 KERRINGTON WAY STOW, MA 01775 IEHEGEMANN@GMAIL.COM and NANCY REEVES REARDON 420 SOUTH GREENWOOD PASADENA, CA 91107


Artist Ann Coleman was in the August 30 Wall Street Journal, talking about the Hur - ri cane Irene floodwaters that lifted her new Wilmington, VT, gallery off its foun- dations and swept the pieces into a reser- voir; 400 of Ann’s prints and 38 originals, and the work of several other artists, were lost. Just two years earlier Ann put “her heart, soul, and life sav- ings into renovating the building to create the perfect space for her art work,” says Jessica Hartmann ’08, who is familiar with Ann’s art. Without flood insurance or FEMA aid for herself, she helped other local resi- dents by delivering food and giving away her generator. She was “Hero of the Week” on the September 5 ABC Nightly News and was interviewed by NPR. She is now mak- ing more prints of the original paintings she still has. The ABC video, NPR inter- view, and more can be viewed online at ArtistAnnColeman.com. KATHRYN A. GREGORY 41 LAWRENCE STREET WAKEFIELD, MA 01880 781-224-3324 JBHKAG@VERIZON.NET


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Cara Scannell Philbin has three grown children. Cara ’08 is a publicist for NPR in Washington, DC; middle child Andrew (Union ’10) is a first-year student at Suf - folk Law in Boston, MA; and Catherine is a senior at Loyola in New Orleans, LA. Cara stays in touch with Diana Lewis Abbott, who lives in Dun das, MN, Lynn Elisha Hansen in Wil mette, IL, Blythe Reiss Fonseca in Short Hills, NJ, K. Mer - ritt Seidenberg in San Francisco, CA, and


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Joan Merrick Schnee weiss, Cara’s fresh- man Tower roommate who later trans- ferred to Georgetown. She sees them fairly regularly, despite their geographic disper- sion. Cara adds, “I met the greatest people at Skidmore—they are all a continuous reminder of my four great years there.” Lisa Adele Miller got together with Charlotte Bonelli in August for dinner and a day at the Saratoga racetrack. Char - lotte is director of the American Jewish Committee Archives in NYC. Lisa lives in Saratoga Springs and is a freelance writer. In August Leighton Jordan got together


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with Sean Colquhoun, Marc Chusid, Jeep Moore, Jules Chisholm, Stan Koz - lowski ’77, and Jed Lavitt ’77 for the sec- ond annual gathering at Sean’s family farm in Round Pond, ME. They had quite a time! Marc is working on a photo essay for our class Facebook page. In May Peggy Siebert Boucher and her husband will celebrate the college gradua- tions of both children—“on the same day, naturally, and from institutions five hours apart!” Los Angeles, CA, photographer Sharon Johnson-Tennant is exhibiting some of her work at the Robert Berman Gallery in March. With four teenagers, including 16- year-old triplets and a 14-year-old, Sharon says, “Life continues to be busy.” Willie Ortiz lives in Murfreesboro, TN, where he has worked for State Farm for 14 years. Daughter Alisha is a junior at Ten nessee State, and son Willie is a junior at Central Magnet High School. He keeps in touch with Ron Sheldon ’76, Victor Mor eno ’77, Robert Antonez ’78, Mait - land Lawson ’80, and Pete Fiore ’78. Willie adds, “I can’t wait for our next reunion!” Heidi Loewen says her porcelain gallery,


just down the road from the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum in Santa Fe, NM, “is going strong” in its 14th year. She has been creating vessels that are later smoke- fired with pine needles and chili peppers, then finished with gold leaf. She often collaborates with noted realist painters on the platters. In July she partnered with Korean potter Han Do-Hyun, and five of their pieces were chosen for a UNESCO- sponsored show in Korea last fall. Heidi later hosted a ceramics delegation from Uzbekistan. She declares, “Regis Brodie, you’d be proud.” Heidi has given wheel- throwing lessons on TV, including to the Food Network’s Giada DeLaurentiis and the Travel Channel’s Samantha Brown, which have gotten responses from around the globe. Richard Ericsson joined the Hacken -


sack, NJ, law firm of Cole, Schotz, Meisel, Forman & Leonard as chair of its environ- mental law practice. With Farer Fersko in Westfield, he spent the past 25 years counseling clients on the impact of envi- ronmental laws on business. Earlier, with the New Jersey Department of Environ - mental Protection, he handled enforce- ment of Superfund and Spill Act obliga- tions as well as air, water, and waste regu- latory requirements. I am now director of admission and financial aid at Applewild School in cen- tral Massachusetts. I’m enjoying getting to know the area, especially Boston, but still spend time in New York and Con - necticut often. My son John (Wheaton in ’07) lives in Boston, where he is a Web writer and editor. As we all navigate through our mid-50s (can that be?), and all that life asks of us and teaches us, let’s keep in touch. We have a reunion coming up in 2013! EMILY WALKER BRACCHITTA 36 FLAT ROCK ROAD, APT. 5 FITCHBURG, MA 01420 EBRACCHITTA@GMAIL.COM


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Columbia, MD, resident Richard Schnei - der vacationed with his teenagers Alison and Andrew in southern California. The trip started in Los Angeles, with day trips to Santa Barbara, Hunting ton Beach, and Palm Springs. Richard and girlfriend Mi - chele traveled to Mexico for some R&R later in October. He is producing an ex - hibit of historic photographs at the Na - tional Archives. Kudos to Laura Kramer, who composed


the music for A Letter To Harvey Milk, a new musical based on the short story by Lesléa Newman. In September in NYC, a staged reading of the play featured Broad - way veterans Leslie Kritzer, Jeff Keller, and Judy Blazer. A seasoned composer and lyricist, Laura also wrote the score for As The Years Go By. Her song Armgart can be heard on mezzo-soprano Lori Brown Mira bal’s album Geliebter, Komm. Laura’s choral works have been performed in the US and Canada. Robin Safeer Mathews’s daughter Han -


nah is a sales consultant to chefs, provid- ing cheeses, truffles, and specialty items for their kitchens. In the evenings, she attends Boston University for a master’s in gastronomy. Daughter Kyla, who had a phenomenal AmeriCorps experience, began a master’s in dance movement therapy at Drexel University. Daughter Shea is majoring in nutrition at Bucks


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